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Elizabeth A. Drew Papers, 1887-1965
2.292 linear feet (6 containers)
Collection number: CA.MS.00056

Abstract:
Professor of English, author, and critic. Collection contains biographical material, correspondence, lecture notes, and published works.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; 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 Smith College, 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

Elizabeth A. Drew was born in Singapore on December 17, 1887 and educated in England. Before her career at Smith College, she taught English at Girton College, Cambridge, England from 1916-19, and the University of Cambridge from 1934-37. She also taught in the summer at the Bread Loaf School of English in Middlebury, Vermont from 1940-46. Shortly after arriving from England, Drew gave a lecture at Smith College, and using a letter of introduction from college dean Ada Comstock, embarked on a lecture tour. From 1946 until 1961 she was a visiting lecturer then professor in English at Smith. By her later life she had become a well-known author, critic, and lecturer, having published numerous books on poetry, modern literature, and drama. She retired from Smith in 1961 and received an honorary doctorate in letters at the 1962 Smith College Commencement. In 1963, she became a Sophia Smith Fellow. Drew died in April 1965 at the age of 77 and in her will left the college a bequest of more than $100,000 to be used by the English Department.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains biographical materials, correspondence, lecture notes, and published works.


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

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

Smith College retains copyright of materials created as part of its business operations; 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 Smith College, 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.

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth A. Drew Papers, Smith College Archives, CA-MS-00056, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.

History of the Collection

The Elizabeth A. Drew Papers were donated over a period of time to the Smith College Archives from a variety of sources.


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
Series I: Biographical Materials



Biographical Materials
1948-1965

Box 769: folder 1
Honorary Degree
1961-1962

Box 769: folder 2
Retirement
ca.1961

Box 769: folder 3
Memorial Service
1965

Box 769: folder 4
Photographs
ca.1887-1962

Box 769: folder 5
Series II: Correspondence



Correspondence: General
1926-1963

Box 769: folder 6
Correspondence: Aaron, Daniel
ca.1941

Box 769: folder 7
Correspondence: Connor, George
1955-1964

Box 769: folder 8
Correspondence: Eliot, T.S.
1948

Box 769: folder 9
Correspondence: Richards, I.A.
1964-1965

Box 769: folder 10
Series III: Notes and Lectures



Lectures: Discovering Modern Poetry (2 folders)
ca.1960

Box 770: folder 1
Notes: Literature and the Social Background
undated

Box 770: folder 2
Lecture Notes: Auden (4 folders)
undated

Box 770: folder 3-6
Lecture Notes: Coffee Houses
undated

Box 770: folder 7
Lecture Notes: Dickens
undated

Box 770: folder 8
Lecture Notes: Discovering Modern Poetry (2 folders)
undated

Box 770: folder 9-10
Lecture Notes: Dylan Thomas
undated

Box 770: folder 11
Lecture Notes: Eliot (3 folders)
undated

Box 770: folder 12-14
Lecture Notes: Four Quarters (3 folders)
undated

Box 770: folder 15-17
Lecture Notes: Freshman Poetry (6 folders)
undated

Box 770: folder 18-23
Lecture Notes: Hopkins (4 folders)
undated

Box 770: folder 24-27
Lecture Notes: Jane Carlyle
undated

Box 770.1: folder 1
Lecture Notes: Joyce (6 folders)
undated

Box 770.1: folder 2-7
Lecture Notes: Modern Drama (3 folders)
undated

Box 770.1: folder 8-10
Lecture Notes: Modern Drama (4 folders)
undated

Box 770.1: folder 11-14
Lecture Notes: The Novel
undated

Box 770.1: folder 15
Lecture Notes: The Novel (3 folders)
undated

Box 770.1: folder 16-18
Lecture Notes: The Novel II (3 folders)
undated

Box 770.1: folder 19-21
Lecture Notes: Novel 211 (4 folders)
undated

Box 770.1: folder 22-25
Lecture Notes: Pepys Diary
undated

Box 770.1: folder 26
Lecture Notes: Poetry 211 (4 folders)
undated

Box 770.1: folder 27-30
Lecture Notes: Shakespeare Sonnet
undated

Box 771: folder 1
Lecture Notes: Shakespearean Sonnet
undated

Box 771: folder 2
Lecture Notes: Sweeney Among the Nightingales
undated

Box 771: folder 3
Lecture Notes: Thomas Hardy
undated

Box 771: folder 4
Lecture Notes: Thomas Love Peacock
undated

Box 771: folder 5
Lecture Notes: Yeats (5 folders)
undated

Box 771: folder 6-10
Lecture Notes: Untitled (5 folders)
undated

Box 771: folder 11-15
Lecture Notes: Untitled (4 folders)
undated

Box 771: folder 16-19
Lecture Notes: Untitled (2 folders)
undated

Box 771: folder 20-21
Yale University Notebook I: Contemporary Poetry
undated

Box 771.1: folder 1
Yale University Notebook II
undated

Box 771.1: folder 2
Yale University Notebook III
undated

Box 771.1: folder 3
Yale University Notebook IV: Poetry and Society
undated

Box 771.1: folder 4
Series IV: Published Works



"A Hundred Years Ago"
undated

Box 771.1: folder 5
Jonathan Swift
undated

Box 771.1: folder 6
"The Library of Lady Mary Wortley Montag"
1934

Box 771.1: folder 7
"Life and Art in the Novel"
1962

Box 771.1: folder 8
"Literature in College"
undated

Box 771.1: folder 9
The Literature of Gossip (6 folders)
undated

Box 771.1: folder 10-15
The Literature of Gossip (5 folders)
undated

Box 772: folder 1-5
"Mother and Daughter"
undated

Box 772: folder 6
"Novels by Hamlet with a Camera"
1941

Box 772: folder 7
"Poetic Patterns: A Note on Versification"
1956

Box 772: folder 8
"Poetry and Existence"
undated

Box 772: folder 9
"The Relationship of Form to Content in the Poetry of W.H. Auden" (2 folders)
undated

Box 772: folder 10-11
"Salad Days"
undated

Box 772: folder 12
"Salve for the Servantless"
undated

Box 772: folder 13
"Shakespeare and All That"
1935

Box 772: folder 14
"Wanted: New Myths for Writers"
1941

Box 772: folder 15
Reviews of Published Works
1959-1965

Box 772: folder 16
Speeches
undated

Box 772: folder 17
Commencement address at Bread Loaf School of English
1953

Box 772: folder 18
Robert Frost dinner
1954

Box 772: folder 19
Book: Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats
1951

Box 772
Book: Collected Poems 1909-1935 T. S. Eliot
1935

Box 772
Book: Four Quarters
undated

Box 772
Book: Poems 1940-1947 Theodore Spencer
1948

Box 772

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  • Drew, Elizabeth A., 1887-1965


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