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Phonograph Collection of Poetry and Spoken Word Recordings, ca. 1937-1976
3 archives boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
59 spoken word phonograph recordings, commercially produced, which include poetry readings primarily featuring the work of notable American authors, speeches and interviews. Authors include Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, John Updike and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection 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.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection

59 spoken word phonograph recordings, commercially produced, which include poetry readings primarily featuring the work of notable American authors, speeches and interviews. Authors include Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, John Updike and Frank Lloyd Wright.


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

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection 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 Phonograph Collection of Poetry and Spoken Word Recordings [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library.

History of the Collection

Processing Information

Processed in November 2004 by Peter A. Nelson.


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

Contents List
Poems and Letters of Emily Dickinson, Read by Julie Harris (2 copies)
1960

Box 1: folder 1-2
Julie Harris in The Belle of Amherst, a play based on the life of Emily Dickinson by William Luce
1976

Box 1: folder 3
Side One: Fourteen Poems by Emily Dickinson Side Two: Selections from "The Temple" by George Herbert. Read by Austin Warren
n.d.

Box 1: folder 4
The Poems of Emily Dickinson, read by Nancy Wickwire
n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
W.E.B. DuBois, A Recorded Autobiography. Interview by Moses Asch
1961

Box 1: folder 6
W.C. Fields - Side One: Temperance Lecture Side Two: The Day I Drank a Glass of Water
n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
Twentieth Century Poetry in English, Robert Frost Library of Congress Recording Laboratory
1948

Box 1: folder 8
Robert Frost Reads
1954

Box 1: folder 9
Robert Frost: Dartmouth Commencement
1955

Box 1: folder 10
To the Fairest College, This is Amherst in Song Introduction by Robert Frost
1956

Box 1: folder 11
Robert Frost Reads His Poetry (6 copies)
1956

Box 1: folder 12-17
World Wide Excerpt of 3-31-57
1957

Box 1: folder 18
Derry Down Derry, A narrative reading by Lesley Frost of poems by Robert Frost (including selections from "You Come Too")
1961

Box 1: folder 19
Yale Series of Recorded Poets, Robert Frost (2 copies)
1961

Box 1: folder 20-21
Robert Frost Reads the Poems of Robert Frost (3 copies)
n.d.

Box 1: folder 22-24
Robert Frost reading and interviewing, BBC Side 1 of 3
n.d.

Box 1: folder 25
Robert Frost reading and interviewing, BBC
n.d.

Box 1: folder 26
National Council of Teachers of English. "Robert Frost Reading His Poems"
n.d.

Box 1: folder 26a
Robert Frost reading, National Council of Teachers of English, Death of a Hired Man Parts I and II
n.d.

Box 2: folder 27
Robert Frost reading, National Council of Teachers of English, Death of a Hired Man Part III, other poems
n.d.

Box 2: folder 28
Robert Frost reading, National Council of Teachers of English, Mending Wall, Dust of Snow, Birches
n.d.

Box 2: folder 29
Robert Frost reading, National Council of Teachers of English, The Runaway, The road not taken, etc.
n.d.

Box 2: folder 30
Robert Frost reading, National Council of Teachers of English, The Runaway, etc. Record II
n.d.

Box 2: folder 31
Robert Frost reading, National Council of Teachers of English, Death of a Hired Man Parts I and II.Record III
n.d.

Box 2: folder 32
Robert Frost reading, National Council of Teachers of English, The Pasture, etc. Record V
n.d.

Box 2: folder 33
Robert Frost reading, National Council of Teachers of English, Death of a Hired Man Part III, etc. Record VI
n.d.

Box 2: folder 34
Robert Frost reading, National Council of Teachers of English, Reluctance, etc. Record VI
n.d.

Box 2: folder 35
Robert Frost Reading His Own Poems, National Council of Teachers of English, Record 1 (3 copies)
n.d.

Box 2: folder 36-38
Robert Frost Reading His Own Poems, National Council of Teachers of English, Record 2 (3 copies)
n.d.

Box 2: folder 39-41
The Voice and Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi
n.d.

Box 2: folder 42
James Joyce reading "Anna Livia Plurabelle"
n.d.

Box 2: folder 43
Speaking Personally, Bertrand Russell
n.d.

Box 2: folder 44
Bernard Shaw Speaks
1937

Box 3: folder 45
Genevieve Taggard
n.d.

Box 3: folder 46
Dylan Thomas, Selections from the Writings of Dylan Thomas, Read by the Poet
1952

Box 3: folder 47
Dylan Thomas Reading
1952

Box 3: folder 48
Dylan Thomas Reading
1952

Box 3: folder 49
John Updike Reading from his Works
n.d.

Box 3: folder 50
John Updike Reads From Couples and Pigeon Feathers
n.d.

Box 3: folder 51
John Updike Reads From Couples and Pigeon Feathers
n.d.

Box 3: folder 52
The Drift of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Read by William L. Moore
n.d.

Box 3: folder 53
William Carlos Williams Reading his Own Poems
1945

Box 3: folder 54
Frank Lloyd Wright on Architecture, Record I
1951

Box 3: folder 55
Frank Lloyd Wright on Architecture, Record II
1951

Box 3: folder 56
Frank Lloyd Wright on Architecture, Record III
1952

Box 3: folder 57
Frank Lloyd Wright on Record
1956

Box 3: folder 55
The Caedmon Treasury of Modern Poets, Side 1: T.S. Eliot and Side 4: Robert Frost, W.C. Williams, Wallace Stevens, Richard Eberhart, Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Wilbur
n.d.

Box 3: folder 56
The Caedmon Treasury of Modern Poets, Side 2: W.B. Yeats, W.H. Auden, Edith Sitwell, Dylan Thomas, Louis Macniece, Robert Graves, and Side 3: Gertrude Stein, Archibald MacLeish, E.E. Cummings, Marianne Moore, William Empson, Stephen Spender, Conrad Aiken
n.d.

Box 3: folder 57
Treasury of 100 Modern American Poets: Robert Pack, John Hollander, John Updike, Sylvia Plath, Mark Strand, Robert Kelly
n.d.

Box 3: folder 58

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