xt7qbz61620h https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7qbz61620h/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7qbz61620h/data/68m100.xml Drake, Leah Bodine, 1904-1964. 19341964 31 volumes, 110 pieces. collections  English University of Kentucky The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.  Contact the Special Collections Research Center for information regarding rights and use of this collection. Leah Bodine Drake papers, 1918-1964, 1934-1964 (bulk dates) Leah Bodine Drake papers, 1918-1964, 1934-1964 (bulk dates) text Leah Bodine Drake papers, 1918-1964, 1934-1964 (bulk dates) 1934 2002 true xt7qbz61620h collection false 68m100 Drake, Leah Bodine papers Leah Bodine Drake papers, 1918-1968, undated  68m100 Ida Sell University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 2011 June 29 Special Collections Research Center University of Kentucky Libraries Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 URL:  This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on  2017-03-20 14:34:50 -0400 . Describing Archives: A Content Standard 
   
     
       English 
     
     
       University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center 
     
     Leah Bodine Drake papers 
     
       Drake, Leah Bodine 
     
     68m100 
     
       3 Cubic Feet 
       6 boxes 
     
     1918-1968, undated 
     The Leah Bodine Drake papers (dated 1918-1968, undated; 3 cubic feet; 6 boxes) contain scrapbooks, writings, correspondence with publishers, photographs, and notebooks which document her career as a poet. 
   
   
     Arrangement 
 Collection is arranged by format.    
   
     Scope and Contents 
 The Leah Bodine Drake papers (dated 1918-1968, undated; 3 cubic feet; 6 boxes) contain scrapbooks, writings, correspondence with publishers, photographs, and notebooks which document her career as a poet. The bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks of her poems and illustrations that accompany the writings. There are notebooks with her thoughts on art, poetry, and witchcraft. Additionally, the collection includes her correspondence with major publishers in the United States. The 1959 Marquis' Who's Who of Poetry is included in the collection because Leah Bodine Drake's entry. The collection includes two manuscripts for collections of poems,  This Tilting Dust  and  Multiple Clay , a collection Drake worked on prior to her death. Finally, there are photographs of Leah Bodine Drake, her family and friends.    
   
     Preferred Citation 
 68m100: [identification of item], Leah Bodine Drake papers, 1918-1968, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Conditions Governing Use 
 The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.    
   
     Conditions Governing Access 
 Collection is open to researchers by appointment.    
   
     Biographical note 
 Writer and poet, Leah Bodine Drake was born in Chanute, Kanas, in 1904 to oilman Thomas Hulbert Drake. She attended Hamilton College for Women and Sayre College, both in Lexington, Kentucky. She published her first volume of poetry,  A Hornbook for Witches , in 1950. From 1941-1951, she worked as a drama critic for the  Evansville Courier  in Indiana. Her second volume,  This Tilting Dust , appeared in 1956. She reviewed poetry for  The Atlantic Monthly  from 1957-1958. Additionally, many of her own poems were published in  The Atlantic Monthly ,  The New Yorker ,  Commonweal ,  The Saturday Review , and other national magazines. She won several poetry awards, including the Borestone Mountain award (twice). Her last volume of poetry,  Multiple Clay  was collected and arranged after her death in 1964.    
   
     Immediate Source of Acquisition 
 Gift, 1953 and 1967    
   
     Women poets, American -- 20th century.  
     Poems 
     Scrapbooks 
     Drake, Leah Bodine 
   
   Poetry scrapbooks Series I. 1918-1964 Scope and Contents The Poetry scrapbooks series includes colorful albums with Leah Bodine Drake's poems handwritten by her and accompanied with illustrations perhaps found in her contemporary magazines. Early poems 1918-1935 1 1 Domes and minarets 1934-1941 1 2 Magic Casement: children's poems 1935-1937 1 3 The Haunted Hour 1938 1 4 The Search of the Soul 1946 1 5 The Singer from the Waste 1942-1949 1 6 The Book of Elfin 1944 2 1 Troll Women and Elfin Maids 1940 2 2 The Garden of Spices 1935-1948 2 3 Mermaids' Combs and Witches' Brooms 1935-1948 2 4 The Court of Oberon 1937-1940 2 5 Black Peacocks 1944-1946 2 6 Fantasy in a Forest 1947-1953 3 1 Precarious Ground 1949-1951 3 2 A Hornbook for Witches 1940-1948 3 3 A Design for a Tapestry 1952-1953 3 4 Toadstool Town 1952-1954 3 5 The Middle Ages 1953-1955 3 6 Candle, Last the Night 1955-1956 3 7 The Fruit Uneaten 1956 4 1 The Turn of the Year 1957-1959 4 2 A Cindering of Phoenixes 1959-1963 4 3 Enchanted Sails: poems for children 1937-1947 4 4 A Record of Poetry  - poems accepted for newspaper write ups and reviews 1957-1964 4 5-6 Collected published magazine poems 1954-1964 4 7 Published Poems 1935-1951 5 1-2 The Woods Grow Darker 1962-1964 5 3 Notebooks Series II. 1964, undated Scope and Contents The Notebooks series includes the thoughts of Leah Bodine Drake on poetry, folklore, witchcraft and art. Her writings in the notebooks suggest some ideas that influenced her own poetry. Notes on poetry undated 5 4 Notes on folklore and art undated 5 5 Notes on witchcraft undated 5 6 Poems in progress 1964 6 6 Correspondence with publishers Series III. 1950-1964 Scope and Contents The correspondence with publishers series includes many letters between Leah Bodine Drake and the magazine and book industry. She often wrote reviews of works for national and local newspapers and magazines which is reflected in the communication. Also she petitioned for her poetry to be published which is also addressed in the letters of the series. 1950-1960 5 7 1964 July-October 5 8 1964 November-December 5 9 Miscellaneous Series IV. 1935-1968 Scope and Contents The miscellaneous series includes various writings by and about Leah Bodine Drake, as well as, photographs. Many articles and poems were published by Drake and clippings of some are included in the series. There are two copies of the 1959 Marquis' Who's Who which recognized Drake as a leading United States poetess. A copy of her final manuscript which was never published is included in the series. Some photographs of Drake, her family and friends from around the southern united states are apart of the series. Finally, the series contains a paper written on the life and work of Leah Bodine Drake by an english student at the University of West Virginia. Published poems clippings 1935-1959 6 1 The Supplement to Who's Who 1959 March-May 6 2 This Tilting Dust  manuscript circa 1955 5 10 Multiple Clay: new and selected poems manuscript 1964 6 3 Photographs 1914-1947 6 4 Leah Bodine Drake : paper written by Edelene Wood at University of West Virginia 1968 April 10 6 5