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Michel Farano Papers

1933 - 1980

Manuscript Collection Number: 199
Accessioned: Purchased January 1991.
Extent: 1 Box (.33 linear ft.)
Content: Correspondence, clippings, poems, holograph cards,
photographs, programs, and picture postcards.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: October 1992 by Suzanne H. Hoffman.

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Table of Contents

Introductory Note

The papers of Michel Farano, a twentieth century American poet and critic, consist of incoming letters and cards from a variety of friends and literary figures. Correspondents include Horace Gregory, Jean and Louis Untermeyer, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and William Carlos Williams; although most of these people sent greeting cards and the only substantial correspondence is from Jean Starr Untermeyer and William Carlos Williams. The poet Jean Starr Untermeyer maintained a close friendship with Farano and dedicated her autobiography, Private Collection (1965), to Farano. William Carlos Williams critiques several of Farano's poems. This collection contains letters, poems, photographs and a variety of printed materials. The papers are arranged alphabetically by individual correspondent and chronologically within each file.

Contents List

Folder -- Contents

F1   Best, Marshall, 1940.  1 item.     

F2   Brooks, Comet, 1959 Jun-Sep.  3 items.

F3   Broussard, Jule (Mrs. Edward A. Roth), 1941-1951. 6 items
     including photocopies of four newspaper articles reviewing 
     Episode on West 8th Street.

F4   Broussard, Jule, n.d.  8 items.

F5   Bynner, Witter, 1933-1957.  5 items including carbon copies of
     letters addressed to John Livingston Lowes and Gustav
     Davidson. Also contains a fragment of a letter (second page).

F6   Canby, Henry S., [1950].  1 item.

F7   Carpenter, Margaret, 1959.  2 items.

F8   Gould, Jean , 1975-1980.  3 items.

F9   Gregory, Horace,[1971], n.d.  2 items.

F10  Humphries, Rolfe, 1953.  1 item.

F11  Kreymborg, Alfred, [n.d.].  1 item.

F12  Moore, Merrill, 1949.  3 items including clippings concerning
     Moore's military service.

F13  O'Gorman, Ned, [1965].  1 item.

F14  Smith, William Jay, 1979.  1 item.

F15  Targ, William, [1955].  Christmas Card.

F16  Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1935-1952.  10 items including
     Christmas cards, letters, and miscellaneous items.

F17  Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1959-1967.  8 items including three
     photographs: 1) 1922-Richard Starr Untermeyer, 2) 1926-Richard
     and Jean, and 3) 1926-Louis and Jean.

F18  Untermeyer, Jean Starr, n.d.  4 items including Christmas
     cards and postcards.

F19  Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1947-1954, n.d.  5 items including
     poems and letters.
F20  Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1944-1950, n.d.  4 items including
     poems, a booklet entitled The Poetry Society of America, and
     a printed program.

F21  Untermeyer, Louis, 1947-1969.  8 items including an oversize

F22  Warner, Sylvia Townsend, n.d.  2 Christmas cards.
F23  Williams, William Carlos, 1938.  7 items including drafts of
     five of Farano's poems containing Williams' autographed
     comments and corrections. 


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