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Johns Hopkins University Josephine Jacobsen collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0561
Josephine Jacobsen was a poet, short story writer, and literary critic. She was educated by private tutors at Roland Park Country School and graduated in 1926. Jacobsen's papers include drafts of her works, correspondence, photographs, and other materials. They range from the 1920s to 1982.

Dates

  • 1920s-1982

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.76 Cubic Feet (2 letter size document boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Josephine Jacobsen was born in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. A poet, short story writer, and critic, she was educated by private tutors at Roland Park Country School and graduated in 1926.

Jacobsen is the author of numerous collections of poetry, among them In the Crevice of Time: New and Collected Poems (John Hopkins University Press, 1995), The Chinese Insomniacs: New Poems (1981), The Shade-Seller: New and Selected Poems (1974), The Animal Inside (1966), The Human Climate: New Poems (1953), and Let Each Man Remember (1940).

Scope and Contents

This is an artificially assembled collection of materials created by or regarding Josephine Jacobsen, with items chosen by the curators of Special Collections. Jacobsen's papers include drafts of her works, correspondence, some photographs, and other materials. Drafts of her works include manuscripts, poems, and short stories. Correspondence includes handwritten letters and postcards. Photographs include images of herself, as well as others. Other materials include ephemera such as magazine clippings. The collection spans from the 1920s to 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The initial accrual of papers were purchased in 2011. Additional accruals were accessioned starting in 2014. Information about specific accruals are found in the Immediate Source of Acquisition notes at the relevant file levels.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2011, and last processed by Annie Tang in January 2018.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA