University of Delaware Library

Kelley, Robert, 1935-

"The Common Shore" : uncorrected proofs and letter

1969 June 19


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F836


Creator: Kelley, Robert, 1935-


Title: "The Common Shore" : uncorrected proofs and letter


Inclusive Dates: 1969 June 19


Extent: 2 items


Abstract: Author's uncorrected proofs for Robert Kelley's "The Common Shore" and an accompanying letter written by Kelly to publisher John Martin of Black Sparrow Press in which he lists corrections and offers ideas for the book's design.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F836A-B, Robert Kelley, "The Common Shore" : uncorrected proofs and letter, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

F836A-B: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, November 2008.

Processing

Processed by Anita Wellner, December 2008. Encoded by Anita Wellner, February 2009.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

American poet, short story writer, essayist, novelist, editor, and educator Robert Kelly has created a large body of work, much of which is experimental and which focuses on different modes of expression.

He has also encouraged other writers of experimental poetry and fiction through developing writing courses, holding workshops. Kelly has promoted their work in several literary magazines which he co-founded, such as Chelsea Review, Trobar, Matter, and Sulfur. Kelly is the Asher B. Edelman Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College in New York, where he has taught since 1961.

Sources:

Poetry Foundation. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poet.html (accessed February 18, 2009).


Scope and Content Note

This small collection comprises the author's uncorrected proofs for Robert Kelley's "The Common Shore" and an accompanying letter, dated June 19, 1969, to Black Sparrow publisher John Martin.

In addition to Kelly's corrections, the proofs bear an inscription on the title page written by the author to the publisher, John Martin of Black Sparrow Press. Kelley's three-page letter written to John Martin lists corrections and offers suggestions for the design of "The Common Shore."


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Martin, John, 1930-
Corporate Names
Black Sparrow Press.
Topical Terms
American literature--20th century--Sources.
Experimental poetry, American--20th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Page proofs.
Letters (correspondence)

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


The proofs are housed in a slipcase in folder 836A and the letter is in F836B.


Detailed Contents List

Robert Kelley, "The Common Shore," uncorrected proofs, June 19, 1969   [Box 56 F836A]

1 item (69 pp.)

Author's uncorrected proofs for Robert Kelley's "The Common Shore." In addition to Kelly's corrections, the proofs bear an inscription on the title page written by the author to the publisher, John Martin of Black Sparrow Press.

Robert Kelly letter to John Martin, June 19, 1969   [Box 56 F836B]

1 item (3 pp.)

Robert Kelley's three-page letter written to John Martin lists corrections and offers suggestions for the design of "The Common Shore."