Finding Aid of the William Van Wyck papers
Table of Contents
Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch, 2010
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.
- USC Libraries Special Collections
- Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400
- Van Wyck, William, 1883-1956
- William Van Wyck papers
- Collection no.
- Date [inclusive]
- 1.67 Linear feet, 2 boxes
- Two scrapbooks, typed poems, correspondence, memoirs, and drafts of published works by William Van Wyck.
[Box/folder# or item name], William Van Wyck papers, Collection no. 0150, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
William Van Wyck (1883-1956) was a critic, lecturer, and USC alumnus (BA 1917; MA 1918). He also attended the University of Geneva, New York University, and UCLA. He published a number of translations, including ones of The Canterbury Tales, Cyrano de Bergerac, Sonnets for Helen, and Chanticleer.
Scope and Content
Collection contains two scrapbooks, typed poems, correspondence, memoirs, and drafts of published works by William Van Wyck. Typescripts include his autobiography, Florentines, How to Have Fun with Poetry, Phillippic Shadows, The Education of Caleb Cob, and his modernizations of The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida. Scrapbooks contain notes, correspondence, poems, clippings, and ephemera. Also included are compilations of the critical reception of How to Have Fun with Poetry.
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
Conditions Governing Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.
Conditions Governing Use
The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Controlled Access Headings
- Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400 -- Adaptations
- Van Wyck, William, 1883-1956 -- Archives
- American poetry--20th century--Archival resources
- Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
Series 1: Poetry
Series 2: Drafts of Works
Series 3: Scrapbooks