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Washington Writers' Archive and Splendid Wake records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2321

Scope and Contents

This collection contains programs, lists, a cd, meeting minutes, posters,and broadsides. These materials came to Special Collections from members of the dc poetry community. No one donation was enough for a stand-alone collection. This artificial collection was created by Special Collections staff to serve as one collection to store these materials with like content and subject matter. The collection was formed in 2013, but the material dates from 1968-2019.

Dates

  • 1968-2019

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

The Washington Writers' Archive (WWA) is a collecting area of the Special Collections Research Center. The WWA is meant to gather personal papers and organization's records to provide archival collections for in-depth study of the Washington literary community. The Washington Writers' Archive encompasses many personal papers of local dc poets as well as the records of reading series and publishing houses. The Splendid Wake was an event to bring together poets to share their memories of the DC poetry community. When DC poets have material to share that does not constitute a stand alone collection it will become part of this collection.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

This collection contains programs, lists, a cd, meeting minutes, posters,and broadsides. These materials came to Special Collections from members of the dc poetry community. Not one donation were enough for a stand-alone collection. This collection was created by Special Collections staff as one location to store these materials with like content. This artificial collection was formed in 2013, but the material dates from 1968-2019.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: Records and Oversize records

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This artificial collection was started following the first Splendid Wake event September 25, 2013. It will be added to periodically by anyone who has material that document the dc poetry community, but not enough material to form an individual collection.

This collection will continue to receive donations.
Title
Guide to the Washington Writers' Archive and Splendid Wake records, 1968 - 2019
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2013
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:
2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America