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Philip Boatright Papers

Identifier: MSS-0038

Content Description

This collection includes correspondence, photographs, personal documents, book catalogues, edited and unedited manuscripts of poetry from Philip Boatright and related individuals. The collection also includes works and personal papers from Boatright’s late wife Evelyn Hamilton Boatright. Items related to Evelyn Hamilton Boatright include works of poetry, manuscripts and drawings. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and edited proofs relating to a number of poetry collections. A majority of these materials are roughly ordered by the individual of Boatright’s correspondence and arranged in folders. The collection also contains a number of photographs from the work and life of Philip Boatright, materials related to The Dervish Brothers book publishing company, items related to poetry readings and materials related to the practice of Kundalini Yoga.


  • 1974-2014


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at


2.8 Cubic Feet (7 boxes) : Manuscripts, correspondence, other papers, photographs

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This collection has been arranged into the following series: Series:Manuscripts; Series:Correspondence; Series:Employement Ventures; Series:Evelyn Boatright Papers.

Custodial History

Material was collected or created by Philip Boatright. The collection was purchased by Criss Library from Boatright in February 2015.

Related Materials

Steppenwolf Collection

Related Materials

The Harold Weisberg Archive Digital Collection ( includes two folders of digitized correspondence between Philip Boatright and Harold Weisberg, including the transcript of Weisberg's 1968 interview of Boatright regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. These digitized papers can be found by browsing the archive, and selecting the folders Collection/Weisberg Subject Index Files/B Disk/Boatright Phil to 1976 and Collection/Weisberg Subject Index Files/B Disk/Boatwright Phil Transcript.


Philip Boatright Papers
Angela Kroeger, Archives & Special Collections Associate, accessioned the collection in February 2015. Erin Duerr, Volunteer, arranged and described the collection in February-April 2015.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States