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David Gascoyne Library Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 167
The collection includes greeting cards, postcards, letters, pamphlets, and various ephemera removed from books that were part of Gascoyne’s personal library, and were purchased by the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections. The container list includes the publication from which the items were removed, as well as a description of the items themselves. The greeting cards and letters fall mostly within the 1980s-1990s, and many are addressed to both Gascoyne and Judy Lewis.

Dates

  • 1980-2001
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/06/2011

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

David Gascoyne was born October 10, 1916 in Harrow, London, England. He published his first book of poetry in 1932 at the age of 16, and his subsequent publications quickly established his reputation as one of a small group of English surrealists.

The collection includes greeting cards, postcards, letters, pamphlets, and various ephemera removed from books that were part of Gascoyne’s personal library, and were purchased by the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections.

Method of Acquisition

Purchase, 2011.

Separated Materials

The books from which these materials have been removed are cataloged and reside in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections.
Title
Guide to the David Gascoyne Library Collection
Author
Benn P. Joseph
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635