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Michael and Betsy Kraft collection of Paul Roche papers, 1963-2004
.25 linear feet (1 half legal document box)
Collection number: MRBC.MS.00434

Abstract:
Includes typescripts of drafts by poet Paul Roche, handwritten letters and enclosures (photographs, brochures, event pamphlets), and an original drawing by artist Duncan Grant. The materials relate primarily to Paul Roche, a member of the Bloomsbury Group, close friend of Duncan Grant, and member of the Smith College English department in the 1950s.

Terms of Access and Use: Restrictions on use:

To the extent that they own copyright, the Krafts have assigned the copyright in their works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by the Krafts, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

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Biographical / Historical

The Bloomsbury Group was an informal collective of intellectuals, mostly associated with Cambridge University and Kings College London, who banded together in the Bloomsbury district of London as intellectuals and supporters of the arts. Its memebers were artists, art critics, writers, and poets, and included (among others) Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Vanessa and Clive Bell, Duncan Grant, and John Maynard Keynes. The original group was most active between the early 1900s and the 1930s. As they were politically leftist, promoters of personal enjoyment as opposed to Victorian social habits, and post-impressionist artists, they were controversial at the time of their operation.

Duncan Grant and Paul Roche (a member of the later iteration of the Bloomsbury Group) became close friends in the 1970s and took trips together around the world until Grant's death that Paul Roche documented extensively in journals that he later published. Roche was also a member of the Smith College English department in the 1950s, where he met and worked with Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.

Michael and Betsy Kraft were friends of Paul Roche's and supporters of his work; this collection contains a sample of their correspondence and works Paul Roche sent to them in his letters.

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

To the extent that they own copyright, the Krafts have assigned the copyright in their works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by the Krafts, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

History of the Collection

Gift of Michael and Betsy Kraft

Processing Information

Correspondence was removed from envelopes and filed according to year. Enclosed writings were removed and filed separately; other enclosed materials were left with the correspondence they accompanied. Original art by Duncan Grant was removed from its frame.

General

These materials were accepted to bolster our materials related to the Bloomsbury Group, of which Paul Roche and Duncan Grant were members. The published books were accepted to add to our Bloomsbury Group publications and, in the case of 10 of them, as examples of printing and bookbinding by the Writers Workshop in 1990s-2000s India.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Contents List
"Design for Card" by Duncan Grant
ca.approximately 1960
1 items(1 drawing)
Box 1
Correspondence, notes on "Design for Card" by Duncan Grant
1999
1 folders(1 folder)
Box 1
Correspondence from Paul Roche to Michael B. Kraft
1995-2004
3 folders(3 folders)
Box 1
Paul Roche typescripts
1963
1 folders(1 folder)
Box 1
"With Duncan Grant in Tangier," by Paul Roche
1993
1 folders(1 folder)
Box 1
"With Duncan Grant in the Highlands," by Paul Roche
1998
1 folders(1 folder)
Box 1
"Ted, Sylvia, Clarissa, and Paul," by Paul Roche
1999
1 folders(1 folder)
Box 1
"Grammar" and "Grammar 2," by Paul Roche
2000
1 folders(1 folder)
Box 1
"What it Takes to Be Accepted by Britain," by Paul Roche
2000
1 folders(1 folder)
Box 1
"A Charter of Mutual Respect," by Paul Roche
2001
1 folders(1 folder)
Box 1
"In the Ambiance of Duncan Grant," by Paul Roche
approximately 1995
1 folders(1 folder)
Box 1
"All My Pretty Ones," and other poetry by Paul Roche
approximately 2001
1 folders(1 folder)
Box 1
"A Key to Prosperity and the Distribution of Wealth," by Paul Roche
2003
1 folders(1 folder)
Box 1
"There is Another Way," by Paul Roche
2004
1 folders(1 folder)
Box 1
Photographs taken by Paul Roche
2000
1 folders(1 envelope)
Box 1

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • Bloomsbury group.
  • Grant, Duncan, 1885-1978--Correspondence
  • Kraft, Betsy
  • Kraft, Betsy
  • Kraft, Michael B.
  • Kraft, Michael B.
  • Roche, Paul (1916-2007)


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