University of Delaware audio recordings of poetry readings


Creator: University of Delaware
Date(s): circa 1953-1964
Call Number: MSS 0696
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This collection features audiotape recordings of poetry readings and performances by American poets and University of Delaware professors. The collection contains poetry readings dating from 1953 to 1960 by Robert Hillyer, an influential poet and professor at the University of Delaware. There are also recordings of poetry readings, some broadcast by Delaware radio stations, by Wilbur Owen Sypherd, professor and administrator at the University of Delaware. The collection also features a reading by English actor Claude Rains and readings at the University of Delaware by American poets Robert Lowell and Robert Frost.
Physical Description: 39 1/4 inch audio tapes
Source: Legacy collection, University of Delaware Library.
Processing: Processed and encoded by E. Evan Echols, July 2014. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Alternative Format: Access streaming audio of the poetry readings and performances by following the links in the finding aid. The digitized audio files are available in Artstor Public Collections. The closed captioning is primarily machine generated and may contain occasional inaccuracies in spelling.