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Sarah Helen Youngblood was born on December 16, 1928 in Tyrone, Oklahoma. She received a B.A. in 1950, an M.A. in 1951, and a Ph.D. in 1958, all from the University of Oklahoma in English Literature. She then worked at the University of Minnesota until 1968 when she became a professor at Mount Holyoke College. From 1959 onwards, she published numerous articles and reviews, as well as some poems. She specialized in modern poetry and American Literature. She died on June 24, 1980.
The Sarah Helen Youngblood Papers contain correspondence, 1959-1980; course records, 1958-1980; subject files, 1955-1980; writings, 1955-1986; biographical material, 1967-1987; and photographs, 1968-1980. The correspondence reflects her teaching and work as a poet. The course records were for English 102, 105, 170, 200, 223, 224, 336, 370, 371, 393, 394, 399, D-199, G-100, I-306, I-310, and a few other courses at the University of Minnesota. The subject files concern her research of poetry. The biographical material includes resumes, articles, tributes and correspondence about her.
This collection is organized into six series by type of material and arranged chronologically.
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Sarah Youngblood Papers, Mount Holyoke College, Archives nad Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachusetts
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