Elliott Coleman papers
- Coleman, Elliott, 1906-1980 (Person)
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Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
0.85 Cubic Feet (1 letter size document box, 1 legal size document box)
In 1945 Coleman came to The Johns Hopkins University to reorganize the freshman writing course. The following year in September 1946 he founded the Department of Writing, Speech and Drama the predecessor to The Writing Seminars. He remained chairman of this department until his retirement in 1975.
Coleman was a scholar whose work dealt with the literary criticism of Marcel Proust, T.S. Eliot and James Joyce. He edited a volume of the poems of Byron, Keats, and Shelley and translated the poems of Pierre Emmanuel, Georges Poulet, and Alfredo Rizzandi. Coleman was also a poet and published more than a dozen volumes of poetry.
Coleman died on February 23, 1980 at the Stella Maris Hospice near Baltimore.
Scope and Contents
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The remaining correspondence, poem manuscripts, and printed materials were part of Coleman's estate and donated to the Hamburger Archives on June 3, 1981 by Coleman's literary executor Louis D. Rubin, Jr. through Coleman's attorney Sandra Gohn. These manuscripts (Hamburger Archives accession number 81.18) were transferred to Special Collections January 6, 1982.
Printed materials, several with inscriptions to Elliott Coleman were added to the collection, June 1998. The materials had been filed in the Cage. The Accession Numbers are 93-94.1 and 93-94.4.
- American poetry
- Blackmur, R. P. (Richard P.), 1904-1965
- Coleman, Elliott, 1906-1980
- College teachers
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- Cummings, E.E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962
- Gide, André, 1869-1951
- Jacobsen, Josephine, 1908-
- Johns Hopkins University. Department of Writing, Speech, and Drama
- Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977
- Poets, American
- Rubenstein, Carol
- Shearer, Cindy
- United States
- photographic prints
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