Terrence Williams Collection of Poetry Broadsides
Scope and Content Note
Contains one box of poetry broadsides printed between 1960 and 1968.
- 1960-1968, undated
- Williams, Terrence (Person)
Language of Materials
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.
Restrictions on Use
Copyright retained by copyright holder.
Biographical or Historical Note
Terrence Williams (January 16, 1929 – August 5, 2015) was born in San Francisco, CA but was raised primarily in Kansas. After serving in the Korean War, he graduated from the University of Kansas in 1953 with a degree in English, then his Masters in 1956. In 1960, he earned his Masters of Library Science at the University of Denver.
During summer breaks in San Francisco, Williams frequented poetry readings and when he was hired as a cataloger at the University of Kansas Library, he began to build a collection of mid-20th century poetry, and worked with several poets and kept some of their broadsides, including Robert Creeley and Tomas Transtromer.
In 1970, Williams moved to Minnesota where he trained in psychiatry and founded the Family Center with the Hazelden Foundation, where he worked until his retirement in 1991.
1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Contains one box of broadside poetry.
Mezz (R67, D7, S7)
Collection donated by Terrence Williams in 2013.
The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Kate McManus in 2016.
- Poetry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Poetry -- Publishing Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Poetry -- Translations into English Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Terrence Williams Collection of Poetry Broadsides
- Kate McManus
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Collecting Area Details
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