Wendell Berry papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wendell Berry papers
Date
1976-1980
Creator
Berry, Wendell, 1934-
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
Authors, American--Kentucky.
Authors--Correspondence.
Poetry.
Poets, American--Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2012MS191: [identification of item], Wendell Berry papers, 1976-1980, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Wendell Berry (b. 1934) is a Kentucky born writer, poet, essayist, and activist whose works focus on the theme of harmony with nature. Berry received both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from the University of Kentucky and later taught creative writing at his alma mater (1964-1977; 1987-1992). His major works include Nathan Coulter: A Novel, Recollected Essays, 1965-1980, and The Broken Ground.
"Wendell Berry." Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation. n.d. Web. 21 November 2011.
Scope and Content
The Wendell Berry papers consist of his correspondence and two poems. The correspondence contains two letters to Wendell Berry from the editors of a poetry magazine from the Catholic Worker Movement and two letters from Berry in return. The poems include "A thought of David Ignatow" and "We Who Prayed and Wept".

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1976-1980

  • Box 1, Folder 11
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Poems, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 12
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