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The Federal Poets records

 Collection
Identifier: MS2322

Scope and Contents

This collection contains meeting minutes, bylaws, historical materials, correspondence and materials related to events hosted by the Federal Poets. These materials cover the very early years of the organization the early 1940s to the late 2010s. These records are not representative of the work of the organization and only document a small number of years, but do have some of the earliest materials including some written memories of the organization by members. The records cover the years 1944 through 2012.

Dates

  • 1944-2012

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 Federal Poets is the oldest continuously active poetry group on the Washington Metropolitan Area. Membership is open to all. The original name of the group was the Commerce Literary Society. This name was changed to the Bookfellows Club after only a few months of meetings and then in late 1946 the name again changed to The Federal Poets.

The members meet at the Tenley Public Library on the third Saturday of every month. At the meetings the group members read and discuss their poetry. Members provide critical feedback for the poet with the objective of improving each others poems. The journal The Federal Poet is published by the organization seminanually and includes the best poems submitted by members.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

The Federal Poets is the oldest continuously active poetry group on the Washington Metropolitan Area. Membership is open to all. Members provide critical feedback for the poet with the objective of improving each others poems. The journal The Federal Poet is published by the organization seminanually and includes the best poems submitted by members.This collection contains meeting minutes, bylaws, historical materials, correspondence and materials related to events hosted by the Federal Poets. These materials cover the very early years of the organization the early 1940s to the late 2010s. These records are not representative of the work of the organization and only document a small number of years, but do have some of the earliest materials including some written memories of the organization by members. The records cover the years 1944 through 2012.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Judith McCombs, 2013 October 17 (2013.028). This first donation to this collection is material that originated with Ingeborg Carsten-Miller.

Future donations are expected.

Related Materials

The journal The Federal Poet is held in the Special Collections stacks. The call no. is PS595 .W37 F43 and is available for use in the reading room. http://surveyor.library.gwu.edu/?hreciid=%7clibrary%2fm%2fWRLC%7c102659857
Title
Guide to the The Federal Poets records, 1944-2012
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2014
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