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Dennis Jackson collection of letters

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0982

Content Description

University of Delaware English professor Dennis Jackson amassed a collection of typed and signed letters from prominent authors and poets, including one from W. D. Snodgrass, one from Adrienne Rich, and two from Eudora Welty, spanning from 1984 to 2001. The correspondence principally revolves around politely declining offers to include certain of the author's works in contemporary anthologies or their inability to make readings and appearances at the University of Delaware due to lack of time and energy.


  • Creation: 1984 March 6-2001 January 14


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,


4 item (4 pages )


Four typed letters sent from various correspondents, including W. D. Snodgrass, to Dennis Jackson spanning from 1984 to 2001.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dennis Jackson, 2014.

Related Materials

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

Box 69, F0982: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by George Apodaca, November 2015.

Finding aid for Dennis Jackson collection of letters
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2015 November 11
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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