Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consists of handwritten poems on cardboard, one written in 1956 in New Orleans, La., and six others known as “Notebook from Nebraska” written in 1963 while Mejia-Sanchez was in Lincoln, Nebraska. Also included are a brief biographical sketch and a short newspaper clipping about the poetry. All the poems are in Spanish.
The papers consist of reading and writing journals, manuscript drafts, manuscript copies, notebooks, writing, teaching materials, and promotion and tenure files, reviews, articles, and some correspondence.
Hilda Raz's professional life as a writer, editor, and educator are represented in the collection materials. Correspondence and manuscripts comprise about half of the collection. The remainder relates primarily to Raz's work as an educator, including her work as a professor at UNL and as a lecturer at conferences and workshops. Throughout the collection, quotation marks indicate original folder titles, and italics are used for titles of works.
Books and Poems by Janet Piper
This collection was donated to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln by Luis Romero in September of 1979. It consists of manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and minor writings by or about Romero.
Poetry printed at the Dutchess Press in Omaha, Nebraska, including Elegy of a Lady and Towering, both produced by Roger C. Nielson in 1983 and Mind the Taper, 1984. Also included is a letter from Nielson to “Prof. Thomas” that provides information about the poetry.
The collection consists of three newspaper clippings, three copies of “Grams and Epigrams” by Scheele, and the chapbook “A Bestiary”. The clippings contain information about Roy Scheele’s life, a few of his poems, and a review of the “A Bestiary”.
The letters of S. Pitts Wells to Charles R. Green provide descriptions of his life in Lawrence, Kansas; Rapid City, Dakota Territory; Los Angeles and Santa Ana, California; and Dillon, Montana. They also provide details about his family, the births and deaths of his children, his financial difficulties, and his teaching experiences. There are 37 letters arranged in chronological order. There is one notecard on which Green outlines what he wrote in response to a letter from Wells.
The scrapbook of Sarah Finch was created by re-using the ledger of an unidentified business. Miss Finch’s scrapbook includes sheet music, poetry, news clippings, and illustrations. The sheet music includes a printed sheet as well as the handwritten Stephen C. Fosters song "Hard Times." The merchant’s entries cover approximately 100 pages and identification of the merchant may be possible with further study.
This collection consists of the papers of Ted Kooser and includes his writings in manuscript or typescript formats. Other creative work includes drawings, many of which are found in the journals and notebooks. The materials include correspondence from friends, colleagues, and poets, along with solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. There are resources on poetry, poets, publication, and numerous aspects of Kooser's career.
The Thomas Love Peacock poetry manuscripts consist of an original holograph manuscript of Peacock's poem "Newark Abbey," dated August 1842, and an original holograph manuscript of "Epitaph in Shepperton Church Yard," dated September 21, 1857.
The Weldon Kees Book Collection comprises the published works of Weldon Kees, both books and periodical issues, along with a bibliography and a small assortment of news clippings.
The manuscript poem is comprised of five stanzas with six lines each, written in Thackeray's hand on a sheet of blue writing paper. A published version of the poem appeared in The History of Pendennis (New York: Harper & Bros., ) with the title "The Church Porch." The title on the manuscript is "at the church poor gate," with the word "poor" crossed out. The manuscript includes the markings "Ganwells" and "42" handwritten, in pencil.