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The Poetry Collection Welcomes Elliot McNally as Project Archivist

elliotThe 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.

Welcome, Elliot!

9/19 “Acts of Curation” roundtable and poetry reading

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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.

Poetry reading:

 

Michael Basinski

Marie Elia

Nancy Kuhl

Edric Mesmer

Bright Young Librarians: Marie Elia

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Bright Young Librarians: Marie Elia

The website for Fine Books & Collections magazine currently features an interview with our own Marie Elia as part of their Bright Young Librarians series:

http://www.finebooksmagazine.com/fine_books_blog/2014/08/bright-young-librarians-marie-elia.phtml

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. 

Congratulations, Marie!

Larry Eigner’s Typewriter Featured In AtBuffalo

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Eigner-typewriter

Larry Eigner’s 1940s Royal Portable Junior Typewriter. Photo by Doug Levere.

Larry Eigner’s typewriter, donated to the Poetry Collection in 2011 by Richard Eigner, is featured in the Summer 2014 “Objectology” section of AtBuffalo.

In addition to the typewriter, the Poetry Collection holds virtually all of Eigner’s publications and a large selection of the poet’s manuscripts and letters.