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Elisavietta Ritchie literary papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2333

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains literary papers related to the life and career of writer Elisavietta Ritchie. This includes various drafts and publications of poems and stories, as well as a few items of publicity. It also includes correspondence with her parents, George L. Artamoff and Jessie B. Downing, and letters in Russian. The collection dates from 1964-2014.

Dates

  • 1947-2014
  • Majority of material found within 1970 - 1990

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on 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

Elisavietta (Lisa) Richie's fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, photographs, and translations from Russian and French have appeared in numerous publications and have won various awards. Ritchie has read at the Library of Congress, Harbourfront, Folger Library, Pittsburgh International Forum, many libraries, universities, schools and other cultural centers in the United States, Canada, Australia, Russia, and under the auspices of the United States Information Agency, in Brazil, around the Far East, and the Balkans. She often teaches writing workshops for adults and children, and occasionally lectures to teachers on the poetry-in-the-school program.

She founded The Wineberry Press, and for three years was president of Washington Writer's Publishing House. Books edited include The Dolphin's Arc: Poems on Endangered Creatures of the Sea. Her photographs have appeared in The New York Times etc.

Extent

6.75 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Elisavietta (Lisa) Ritchie's fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, photographs, and translations from Russian and French have appeared in numerous publications. This collection includes various drafts and publications of poems and stories written by Ritchie. It also contains correspondence to and from Ritchie, including letters from her parents and correspondence written in Russian. The collection dates from 1964-2014.

Collection Organization

Organized into 3 series: Literary writings, Correspondence and Publications.

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 Elisavietta Ritchie, 19 October 2014 [2014.037]. A second smaller donation was made in 2017 (Accession 2017.043)
Title
Guide to the Elisavietta Ritchie literary papers, 1947-2014
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2015
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