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Sarah Browning literary papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2252

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains poetry, correspondence, book manuscripts, event programs, weekly planners, brochures, conference information, grant proposals, submissions to publications, clippings, and organizational records. The material dates from 1985 to 2018 but the bulk of the material dates from 1997 to 2007. These are the papers and records of Sarah Browning, and they reflect her work as a poet and activist. The collection contains drafts and papers related to her first book, Whiskey in the Garden of Eden. The collection contains correspondence and applications for grants, journal publications, and other publications.

Dates

  • 1985-2018
  • Majority of material found within 1997 - 2017

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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.

Biographical

Sarah Browning is Co-Director of Split This Rock Poetry Project and DC Poets Against the War. She is the author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden (The Word Works, 2007) and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology (Argonne House Press, 2004). The recipient of an artist fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, she has also received a Creative Communities Initiative grant and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize. Browning has worked as a community organizer in Boston public housing and as a political organizer for reproductive rights, gay rights, and electoral reform, and against poverty, South African apartheid, and U.S. militarism. She was founding director of Amherst Writers & Artists Institute -- creative writing workshops for low-income women and youth -- and Assistant Director of The Fund for Women Artists, an organization supporting socially-engaged art by women. She has written essays and interviewed poets and artists for a variety of publications.

Taken from http://www.splitthisrock.org/who.html

Extent

2.25 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

This collection contains poetry, correspondence, book manuscripts, event programs, weekly planners, brochures, conference information, grant proposals, submissions to publications, clippings, and organizational records. The material dates from 1985 to 2018 but the bulk of the material dates from 1997 to 2017. These are the papers and records of the poet and activist Sarah Browning.

Arrangement note

Folders are arranged alphabetically

Location note

Materials may be stored off-site, and may require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Aquisition note

Gift of Sarah Browning, July 2008 (Accession 2008.027) and February 2019 (Accession 2019.007).

Creator

Title
Guide to the Sarah Browning papers, 1985-2018
Status
Completed
Author
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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Washington 20052 United States of America