||American poet and editor Edward Field was born in Brooklyn on June 7, 1924. Besides becoming an accomplished poet, Field has
also edited anthologies of poetry and produced the narration for the documentary film To Be Alive, which won an Academy Award in 1965. The Edward Field Papers consist of twenty-one linear feet of Field's personal and literary
papers which document his life and writing career from 1943-1994. The papers contain correspondence, photographs and negatives,
poems, prose, book reviews, clippings, posters, programs, financial papers, address books, calendars, interviews, books, magazines
and journals, flyers, plays, and ephemera. Although the majority of the collection records Field's work as a poet, his papers
document all aspects of Field's writing, including his work as an editor, essayist, translator, narrator, collaborator on
popular novels, and as a journal keeper.