Raymond Danowski Poetry Library collection, circa 1904-2013

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z68x

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Danowski, Raymond.
Title: Raymond Danowski Poetry Library collection, circa 1904-2013
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1045
Extent: 17.5 linear feet (36 boxes), 9 oversized papers boxes and 59 oversized papers folders (OP), 18 extra-oversized papers (XOP), 2 bound volumes (BV), 1 oversized bound volume (OBV), and AV Masters: 2.25 linear feet (2 boxes and LP1)
Abstract:Collection of manuscript material collected as part of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library including manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and audiovisual material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Subseries 6.2: Unprocessed printed material is closed to researchers.

Series 7: Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Series 8: Unprocessed material is closed to researchers.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Special restrictions apply: writings by Ted Hughes (letters and literary works) may not be reproduced without the written permission of Carol Hughes.

Separated Material

Books and periodicals in the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library have been cataloged individually. These materials may be located in the Emory University online catalog by searching for: Raymond Danowski Poetry Library.


Gift, 2004


[after identification of item(s)], Raymond Danowski Poetry Library collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Elizabeth Chase, 2006.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

During a twenty-five year period, Raymond Danowski assembled what is thought to be the largest 20th century poetry library in private hands. Upon its arrival at Emory, it has come to be known as the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library. The Library is a 75,000-volume collection of rare and first editions of modern and contemporary poetry, in addition to literary journals, broadsides, manuscripts, audiovisual materials, and even objects.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of various materials collected by Raymond Danowski as part of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library. The materials include author files containing manuscripts and typescripts of works, broadcast and film scripts, correspondence, and other materials related to individual authors mainly from the 1960s-1970s. The photograph series primarily contains photographs of many of the authors whose work is represented either in the Author Files series or in the published works contained in the Danowski Poetry Library. The majority of the posters document the 1994 South African election or the 1960s-1970s counterculture.

Arrangement Note

Organized into eight series: (1) Author files, (2) Photographs, (3) Posters, (4) Counterculture materials, (5) Irish Troubles material, (6) Printed material, (7) Audiovisual material, and (8) Unprocessed material.

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