The Poetry Collection is happy to announce the opening for research of the Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection. The collection came to UB early last year and chronicles a 24-year friendship between the beloved American poet and Victor Reichert, a Cincinnati rabbi who summered with Frost in Vermont. It was donated by the rabbi’s son, Jonathan Reichert, University at Buffalo professor emeritus of physics, and includes a Frost manuscript, letters, photographs, audio recordings, and ephemera, as well as many Frost-related items from other critics. The finding aid for the collection is available online here.
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Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category
The Poetry Collection is happy to announce that Elliot McNally has joined our staff as the Project Archivist to catalog the editorial and business records of eleven Little Literary Magazine Archives in the Poetry Collection, a project made possible by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives Program.
Elliot received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. She comes to Buffalo from a position as Manuscripts Processor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She is a fiber artist and book maker, and she has taught bookbinding at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Savannah State University.
To accommodate event scheduling, the Poetry Collection will close at 3:00 on Thursday, October 23.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
ACTS OF CURATION: THE CURATING OF POETRY & THE POETICS OF CURATING
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
3:30pm, Poetry Collection, 420 Capen Hall
A roundtable discussion featuring curators, catalogers, archivists, editors, and poets:
Michael Basinski (UB Poetry Collection)
Marie Elia (UB Poetry Collection)
Nancy Kuhl (Yale Collection of American Literature)
James Maynard (UB Poetry Collection)
Edric Mesmer (UB Libraries)
Marta Werner (D’Youville College)
8pm, Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.
The website for Fine Books & Collections magazine currently features an interview with our own Marie Elia as part of their Bright Young Librarians series:
Here’s an excerpt:
Thoughts on the future of special collections / rare book librarianship?
I think special collections are inherently interdisciplinary; even a collection with the narrowest collecting policy will appeal to interest outside the scope. To continue to broaden our relevance, we have to explore our capacity to serve unexpected needs and to inspire new inquiry. As a processing archivist, I think I do this by creating rich documentation for collections so that people can find our materials through multiple access points. In addition to traditional exhibitions and outreach, I think good cataloging and sharing of resources will be the best way to bring our collections to new users.