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Marianne Moore Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms085

The Marianne Moore Papers consists of correspondence principally between Mona Van Duyn, Charles Guenther, Chancellor and Mrs. Thomas H. Eliot and William Matheson, a typescript [carbon] manuscript of critical review of Louise Bogan's Selected Criticism and Kenneth Burke's Book of Moments, a typescript draft of Quoting an also private thought [poem], and a clippings.


  • Creation: 1952-1978


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Biographical Information

Marianne Moore, one of the most famous American poets of the 20th century, was born in Kirkwood, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. She was raised in Pennsylvania and began writing poetry while studying at Bryn Mawr College. In 1924, she won the Dial Award for her collection Observations (1924) and was hired as an editor at Dial, where she worked until 1929 when the magazine ceased publication. Moore was recognized from her youngest days as a poet of extraordinary talent and received many awards, fellowships, and honorary degrees throughout her life. In 1952, her Collected Poems captured the three major poetry prizes: The National Book Award, The Bollingen Prize, and The Pulitzer Prize.

Method of Acquisition

Accession number 849, gift of Mona Van Duyn

Accession number 863, gift of Charles Guenther

Accession number 864, gift of Thomas H. Eliot

Accession number 1290, gift of Henry Wenning

Accession number 1447, gift of Pamela White Hadas

Accession number 1492a, gift of Randolph Kendall Tibbits


Marianne Moore Papers
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  • 2021 April 9: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

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Part of the Manuscripts Collecting Area

Joel Minor
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
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