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Forrest Anderson papers, 1969-1974
- Forrest Anderson papers
- 1969-1974 (inclusive)19691974
- 0.5 cubic feet
- Collection Number
- MG 407
- This collection consists of correspondence between poet Forrest Anderson and the University of Idaho Library during 1972 to 1973, a file of Anderson family genealogy, and fourteen publications containing Forrest Anderson's poetry from the years 1969-1974.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The 1972 Poetry Score Folio contains "A Note on Forrest Anderson" that explains that poetry by Forrest Anderson has been widely published over the years. It includes selections of his work in some fifty avant-garde publications across the United States and in several countries overseas, representative poetry in twelve anthologies, and six separate books. For this creativity he has been honored by many mentions and memberships in literary societies, including The Academy of American Poets in New York. He is listed in Who's Who in London and was a made a Laureate of L'Academie Litteraire de France.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection consists of letters between Forrest Anderson and the University of Idaho library discussing the possibility of the library as a repository for his published poetry. Mr. Anderson corresponded with Charles Webbert, head of Special Collections and Archives. Two works of original poetry are attached to one of the letters. Also included is a file of Anderson family genealogy, which includes correspondence, tracing Anderson's family back to Thomas Baird, who was believed to have been a son or grandson of one of the original colonists traveling to America on board the Mayflower. The collection also includes 14 books or anthologies containing Forrest Anderson's published works.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Poets, American