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Poetry Committee of the Greater Washington, DC Area records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2303

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, bank statements, and membership information. These records date from 1987-1997 with the bulk falling between 1996-1997. These records come from Jeffrey Brown who served as treasurer of the committee during the late 1990s.

Dates

  • 1987-1997

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

Poetry Commmitte of Greater Washington DC Area formed in the mid-1980s as a coalition group not affiliated with any press or other operating literary organization. The group met at the Folger with the purpose of trading information and bolstering local publishing and programming activities. Karren Aleiner served as the the first president. Other presidents have included Robert Sargent and Jacklyn Potter. Jacklyn was instrumental in helping create the Columbia Prize which Grace Cavalieri was awarded. With the rise of the Internet the need for face-to-face meetings diminshed and the group ceased to function.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains correspondence, bank statements, and membership information. These records date from 1987-1997 with the bulk falling between 1996-1997. These records come from Jeffrey Brown who served as treasurer of the committee during the late 1990s.

Arrangement

Arranged in no particular order.

Physical Location

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 Acquisition

Gift of Jeffrey Brown, March 10, 2012 (2012.031)

Source

Title
Folder inventory to the Poetry Committee of the Greater Washington, DC Area records, 1987-1997
Status
Folder Inventory
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2012
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

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