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Devy Bendit papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2246

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains poetry, correspondence, art work, and publications related to the life and work of Devy Bendit. It is a small collection, but does provide a good representation of Bendit's work as a poet. The materials have been refoldered into acid free folders, but titled with the original folder titles and kept in the original order. If no folder title was provided, staff generated a title that is hopefully reprentative of the materials in those folders. The material is dated from 1970-85. This collection was donated by Grace Cavalieri in 2007.

Dates

  • 1970-1985

Creator

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Restrictions on Use

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Historical or Biographical Note

Devy Bendit (d. 1984) was a lawyer and poet. Her work in the law included stints as a prosecutor in the Baltimore city state's attorney's office, corporate counsel for two local companies, designer of a pre-law program and faculty member at Antioch College in Columbia, MD, and executive director of the Mental Health Association of Metropolitan Baltimore. Known for championing of civil rights causes, she assisted in the legal defense of H. Rap Brown. She also assisted John Ehrichman in the writing of his memoirs. Bendit was also an accomplished poet. Her chapbook "Selling Parsley" was published in 1977 and her second book "Solid Gold" was published in 1982, both by The Bunny and the Crocodile Press. She attended the Breadloaf Writers' Conference and gave readings throughout Baltimore and Washington.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

This collection contains poetry, correspondence, art work, and publications related to the life and work of Devy Bendit a local poet and lawyer. The material is dated from 1970-85.

Collection Organization

This collection is not fully processed and series have not been defined.

Acquisition Information

Collection aquired from Grace Cavalieri, 2007.

Creator

Title
Preliminary Guide to the Devy Bendit papers, 1970-1985
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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