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MS Am 3104

Ansen, Alan. Alan Ansen papers, circa 1938-2006 (MS Am 3104): Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository, pf
Call No.: MS Am 3104
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Ansen, Alan.
Title: Alan Ansen papers
Date(s): 1938-2006
Quantity: 9.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence and compositions of Alan Ansen.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2005M-49; 2009M-15; 2014M-88. Purchase, 2006-2014.


Purchased with funds from the Amy Lowell Trust, 2006-2014.

Processing Information:

Collection list converted to finding aid: Adrien Hilton, 2016. Most of the collection is minimally described.

Conditions Governing Access:

Portions of the collection are open for research. Material from accession 2009M-15 requires permission of curator.
A majority of this collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Check with Houghton Public Services staff.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Alan Ansen Papers, circa 1938-2006 (MS Am 3104). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Alan Ansen (1922-2006) was an American poet, playwright, and an associate of Beat Generation writers.


This collection is arranged by accession and only minimally described. Accessions 2005M-49 and 2009M-15 are described in this finding aid, while accession number 2014M-88 is listed below as unprocessed.

Scope and Contents

Collection contains compositions and correspondence to and from Alan Ansen.

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