The Ruth Stephan Poetry Collection, containing over 5,000 books of poetry, is now
available for use on the sixth level of the Perry-Castañeda Library.
The Stephan Collection, given to the Humanities
Research Center over 30 years ago, was conceived
The donor, Ruth Stephan, wished for the collection "to be made available to anyone
. . . whether students or faculty or the interested public." For several decades
the Stephan Poetry Collection was located in the Flawn Academic Center as a part of
the Undergraduate Library.
The Stephan Collection contains poetry from all ages in both Western and
non-Western languages. The emphasis is on twentieth-century poetry written
in English. Works within the collection include private and small press
editions, some signed, and specially illustrated editions. The collection
is shelved as a discrete separate, easy-to-locate collection and is available
for LIBRARY USE ONLY. This use policy follows the guidelines stipulated
by the donor.