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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Steven Ford Brown Heart's Invention: On the Poetry of Vassar Miller Papers, 1982-1987



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brown, Steven Ford
Title: Steven Ford Brown Heart's Invention: On the Poetry of Vassar Miller Papers
Dates: 1982-1987
Abstract: In 1988, Heart's Invention: On the Poetry of Vassar Miller was published as volume 5 in the American Poets Profile Series by Ford-Brown & Co. The collection consists of materials related to the publication of the book, including correspondence, typescript drafts, and galley proofs.
Identification 1987-001
Quantity: 1 box; .4 linear feet
Repository: Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Biographical Note

In 1988, Heart's Invention: On the Poetry of Vassar Miller was published as volume 5 in the American Poets Profile Series by Ford-Brown & Co. Heart’s Invention was the first book-length critical study to focus on the work of Texas poet Vassar Miller, and included a preface from novelist Larry McMurtry. The book was edited by Steven Ford Brown.

Steven Ford Brown is a prolific editor and translator. His recent books include Astonishing World: The Selected Poems of Angel Gonzalez, 1956-1986 (as editor and translator) and Invited Guest: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Southern Poetry (as co-editor). Originally from Alabama, and a resident of Houston, Texas for five years, Brown currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Scope and Contents

The Steven Ford Brown Heart's Invention: On the Poetry of Vassar Miller Papers consist of materials related to the publication of the book. This includes correspondence, typescript drafts, and galley proofs.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use Restrictions

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

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Index Terms

Terms are either Library of Congress Subject Headings or taken from local sources.
Subjects (Persons)
Miller, Vassar
Brown, Steven Ford
McMurtry, Larry
Subjects
Miller, Vassar -- Criticism and interpretation
Titles
Heart's Invention-- archives.
Formats
Correspondence
Typescript drafts
Galley Proofs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Steven Ford Brown Heart's Invention: On the Poetry of Vassar Miller Papers, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Steven Ford Brown in 1987.

Processed by

Julie Grob, 2002

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Detailed Description

 

box folder
1 1 Correspondence: Steven Ford Brown, 1986-1987
2 Correspondence: Robert Bonazzi, 1986-1987
3 Correspondence: Robert Bonazzi, 1986
4 Correspondence: B-K, 1986-1988
5 Correspondence: L-Q, 1986-1988
6 Correspondence: Q-Z, 1986-1987
7 Correspondence: Cassette tape from Sister Bernetta Quinn, 1987
8-13 Typescript draft, corrected (photocopy), 1987
14 Notes and bibliography drafts, 1987
15 Typescript draft, 1987
16-18 Galley proofs, 1987
19 Page proofs, 1987
20 Publication materials, 1987
21 Articles about Vassar Miller, 1982-1983
22 Miscellaneous, [ca. 1980s]

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