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Howard McCord Papers, 2003-2005
- Hayes, John
- Howard McCord Papers
- 2003-2005 (inclusive)20032005
- .25 feet of linear shelf space, (1 box)
- Collection Number
- Cage 697 (collection)
- This collection includes digital video recordings, "The Tao of Poetry: A nonlinear exploration of the art," produced and directed by John Hayes between 2003 and 2004, along with approximately nine hours of additional footage titled, "The Howard McCord Tapes," all on DVD.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Howard McCord, American poet, essayist, and novelist, was born on November 3, 1932, in El Paso, Texas. After a hitch in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, he returned to El Paso and attended Texas Western College receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business. The following year he received a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Utah. In 1960, he began teaching at Washington State University offering courses in Poetry and Eastern Civilizations. He also began the graduate program in Creative Writing. In 1965 he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship which allowed him to travel extensively in India and Nepal and study for a year at the University of Mysore. In 1971, he was appointed Professor of English and Director of the MFA program at Bowling Green State University. The North Carolina Poetry Circuit selected him as visiting poet for the fall of 1971, and he gave readings at campuses throughout the state. Besides his studies in India, he also traveled through Iceland and published a book of poetry about his trip. His published works include poems in over 15 collections of poetry, as well as inclusion in numerous journals and monographs. From 1960 to 1977 his Tribal Press published many works of poetry in various formats.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection includes digital video recordings, "The Tao of Poetry: A nonlinear exploration of the art," produced and directed by John Hayes between 2003 and 2004, along with approximately nine hours of additional footage titled, "The Howard McCord Tapes," all on DVD. "The Tao of Poetry" explores poetry in general, McCord's poetry, and McCord's life in poetry, while "The Howard McCord Tapes" consist of poetry readings by McCord and interviews/discussion with McCord in April and October of 2003.
Included in the collection are correspondence with John Hayes and Washington State University Libraries, as well as an item list provided by Hayes.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Copyright restrictions apply. Reproduction not permitted.
Howard McCord Papers, 2003-2005 (Cage 697)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
This collection is arranged chronologically in a single series, with "The Tao of Poetry" located at the end of the series.
This collection was purchased in 2005 by Washington State University Libraries from producer and director John Hayes.
Cheryl Gunselman processed this collection.
Biography from the guide to the Howard McCord Papers, Cage 578.
Howard McCord Papers, 1953-1979 (Cage 578)
Preliminary Guide to the Howard McCord Papers, circa 1950-2012 (MSSM.032)
Preliminary Guide to the Dan McLachlan Papers on Howard McCord, circa 1970-2004 (MS 2004.19)
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Poets, American -- 20th century
- Poets, American -- 20th century -- Interviews
- Poets, American -- 21st century
- Poets, American -- 21st century -- Interviews
- Hayes, John -- Archives.
- McCord, Howard, 1932- -- Archives.
- McCord, Howard, 1932- (creator)