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Holly Bass Poetry Ephemera collection

Identifier: MS2224

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains fliers and postcards related to Holly Bass' work as a poet and performer within Washington, D.C. The fliers and postcards serve as advertisements for poetry readings and performances and many of these events are associated with the African American artists community within the City. In addition to Holly Bass, other poets whose names are listed on these fliers include Joel Dias-Porter, Cornelius Eady, Toni Asante Lightfoot, Lori Tsang, Toni Blackman, and Brandon Johnson.


  • circa 1990-circa 2007

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical or Biographical Note

Holly Bass has lived in the Washington, D.C. area since 1994. She has at numerous universities and performance spaces along the eastern corridor including St. Mark's Poetry Project, the Apollo Theatre, and the Nuyorcian Poet's Cafe. She performed as a member of the Modern Urban Griots Collective, a poetry performance troupe, and the SHE Company, an international collective of women artists. Ms. Bass has performed both dance and poetry at numerous readings and stage venues throughout the Districts including the Ascension Reading Series, the Kennedy Center, and the Zora Words and Voices Festival.


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Language of Materials



This collection contains postcards and fliers related to poetry readings and other performances by Holly Bass and other local poets and writers.

Collection Organization

This collection is one folder and does not have any separate series.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Holly Bass, 2007 (Accession 2007.045)

Guide to the Holly Bass Poetry Ephemera collection, 1990 ca. - 2007 ca.
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America