Washington Writers' Archive and Splendid Wake records
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.
- Creation: 1968-2019
- Jackson, Reuben (Person)
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.
1.25 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
This collection contains programs, lists, a cd, meeting minutes, posters,fliers, award certifiates, photographs, and broadsides. Much of the 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.
Organized into 3 series: Records, Oversize records, and Reuben Jackson scrapbooks
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. Reuben Jackson donated scrapbooks in 2023.
- Guide to the Washington Writers' Archive and Splendid Wake records, 1968 - 2019
- Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English