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Kathryn Irene Glascock Poetry Prize Records, 1923
16 (6.8 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 14.44 (LD 7091.7)

Abstract:
The records include lists of contestants and judges, judges' correspondence and evaluations, copies of poems, photographs, clippings, announcements, Glascock Committee records, and audiotapes made by judges (1964, 1968, 1988, 1989).

Terms of Access and Use:

Records restricted to use by office/department of origin for 25 years from date of record creation.

Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Historical Note

The Kathryn Irene Glascock Poetry Prize was established in 1923 by her parents. A young poet, Glascock graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1922 and died shortly thereafter. In 1924 the contest became an intercollegiate event, with schools across the northeast competing. Students are nominated by faculty members, and then judged by a panel of distinguished poets. Past panelists include Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and Adrienne Rich. From its inception through 1938, Professor Ada L. F. Snell directed the contest. Following her retirement, various other members of the English department at Mount Holyoke have organized the contest.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records include lists of contestants and judges, judges' correspondence and evaluations, copies of poems, photographs, clippings, announcements, Glascock Committee records, and audiotapes made by judges (1964, 1968, 1988, 1989). The correspondence include items from famous poets including James Merrill, John Updike, and William Carlos Williams. Poems include works of Robert Lowell and Winfield Scott. Photographs of various year's judges and contestants are also included. Information concerning each year's finalists, judging staff, funding, and brief biographies of Glascock are also included.


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

Records restricted to use by office/department of origin for 25 years from date of record creation.

Preferred Citation

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

Kathryn Irene Glascock Poetry Prize Records, Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, MA

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
8 Dwight Hall
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

Phone: (413) 538-2013
Fax: (413) 538-2370

Email Reference Form: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/forms/areq.htm
URL: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/lits/library/arch/

Language
English


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