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Series 4
Subject files, 1988-1997
Boxes 53-64, OP 5-10

Scope and Content Note

The subject files in the James Simmons papers were not arranged by Simmons but were artificially assembled out of similar materials found throughout the papers. Subseries 4.1, The Poets' House files contain materials that describe the program's concept and the many obstacles that the Simmons's faced during the planning and running of The Poets' House. Types of records include correspondence, administrative, faculty, and student files, scrapbooks, printed material, and drafts of poems included in At Six O'Clock in the Silence of Things..: A Festschrift for James Simmons, a tribute to James Simmons printed by the Poets' House in 1993. Subseries 4.2 contains other subject files such as Aosdána, the Hobsbaum Group, drawings by Simmons, and his father's navy documents. This Subseries also contains many of Simmons's personal items such as passports, driver's licenses, school report cards, and divorce papers.

Arrangement Note

Organized into two subseries: (4.1) The Poets' House files and (4.2) Other subject files.

Description of Subseries