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MS Am 1951

Lang, V. R., 1924-1956. V. R. Lang papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1951
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lang, V. R., 1924-1956.
Title: V. R. Lang papers,
Date(s): 1929-1974 (inclusive) 1943-1959 (bulk).
Quantity: 1 collection (7 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Manuscripts and correspondence of the American poet, playwright, and actress V. R. Lang.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*76M-84. Gift of Bradley S. Phillips; received: 1977.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

V. R. Lang Papers (MS Am 1951). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Lang was an American poet, playwright, actress, and a founder of the Poets' Theatre in Cambridge, Mass.


Organized into seven series:

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is manuscripts by Lang consisting of poems, plays, novels, various drafts, and notes, as well as notebooks with diary entries and drafts of poems and plays. Also contains a few manuscripts by other writers including Djuna Barnes and Frank O'Hara; some personal correspondence of Lang; correspondence of her husband Bradley S. Phillips mostly concerning possible publication of his wife's work after her death; address books; and printed material.

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