Series 1
Writings, circa 1940s-2003
Boxes 1-25, OP1-OP4, BV1

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of writings by Alan Dugan and others. Writings by Dugan primarily consist of handwritten and typescript poem drafts as well as drafts and page proofs of his published collections. These poems deal with a wide range of subjects including observations of daily life, commentary on political events, observations of nature, and references to classical and biblical themes. There are also a number of notebooks containing draft writings. Writings by others include poetry and prose manuscripts by amateur and professional writers including Maya Angelou and Jeffrey Eugenides. There are a large number of draft writings by Dugan's students at the Castle Hill Poetry Workshop, a workshop that Dugan taught in Truro, Massachusetts, and many of the writings from amateur authors contain correspondence asking Dugan for comment or thanking him for reading their work.

Arrangement Note

Organized into 2 subseries: (1.1) Writings by Dugan, (1.2) Writings by others.

Description of Subseries