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Richard Aldridge (AC 1952) "Poetry Amherst" Papers, 1971-1972
2 archives boxes, 1 half archives box (1.25 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Poet and teacher, edited book of poetry by Amherst College alumni ("Poetry Amherst") for College's 150th anniversary in 1971-1972. Papers include correspondence relating to the book, poetry submissions, and drafts of the book.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Richard Aldridge (AC 1952), "Poetry Amherst" Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Richard Aldridge (AC 1952) "Poetry Amherst" Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Richard Aldridge was born in New York City in 1930. Shortly after graduating from Amherst College, he first published his poems in "New Poems by American Poets" (1953). After service in the U.S. Army and a fellowship at Oxford, Aldridge moved to Maine. He and his wife Josephine Haskell lived in Bath, where he worked as a teacher at two schools and wrote poetry in his spare time. He retired in 1985 to write full time.

Aldridge's published work includes "Richard Aldridge: Poems", a chapbook published while he was at Oxford in 1957; "An Apology Both Ways" (1957); "Down Through The Clouds, The Sea" (1963); "The Wild White Rose; "Poems" (1974); "Red Pine, Black Ash" (1980); and "Driving North" (1989). In 2001 his wife, Josephine was the compiler for "The Poems of Richard Aldridge". In addition, he and Josephine collaborated on the children's book, "Reasons and Raisins" (1972).

He was the editor/compiler of "Maine Lines; 101 Contemporary Poems about Maine" (1970); "Poetry Amherst: a Sesquicentennial Anthology of Poems by Alumni of Amherst College" (1972); "Memories of Morse, 1904-1979: A Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Tribute to Morse High School in Bath, Maine" (1979); "Speaking of New England: The Place & Her People: 72 Poems by 56 of Her Poets Past and Present" (1993).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Richard Aldridge edited a book of poetry by Amherst College graduates in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the College in the 1971-1972 academic year. The book was published in 1972 with the title: "Poetry Amherst; A Sesquicentennial Anthology of Poems by Alumni of Amherst College". The papers include his working drafts, correspondence and the page proofs of the book.

This collection is organized into two series:


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Richard Aldridge (AC 1952), "Poetry Amherst" Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Richard Aldridge (AC 1952) "Poetry Amherst" Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Richard Aldridge (AC 1952)

History of the Collection

Accession #: 78-012

Processing Information
Processed:2003 Nov


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Series 1: SUBMISSIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE
1971-1972


Arrangement:

This series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and content:

Series 1, SUBMISSIONS AND CORRESPONDENCE, 1971-1972 consists of poems submitted to Mr. Aldridge by Amherst College alumni as well as correspondence between the authors and Mr. Aldridge. The correspondence includes announcements from Amherst College.

Submissions and correspondence
1971

Box 1: folder 1
Submissions
1971-1972

Box 1: folder 2
Submissions and rejections
1971-1972

Box 1: folder 3
Correspondence
1971-1972

Box 1: folder 4
Correspondence
1972

Box 1: folder 5
Sesquicentennial Announcements
1972

Box 1: folder 6
Series 2: MANUSCRIPTS,
1972


Arrangement:

This series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and content:

Series 2, MANUSCRIPTS, 1972 includes five copies of "Poetry Amherst", in various stages of production.

Manuscript
1972

Box 2: folder 1
Manuscript
1972

Box 2: folder 2
Manuscript
1972

Box 3: folder 1
Manuscript
1972

Box 3: folder 2
Final Manuscript
1972

Box 3: folder 3

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Subjects
  • Amherst College.
  • College verse, American--Massachusetts--Amherst.

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Class of 1952. Aldridge.


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