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Archive of The Park 1

Identifier: MSS 0396

Scope and Content Note

The thirty-one items in this archive were collected by editor Andrew Crozier in the process of publishing the first issue of The Wivenhoe Park Review under its new title, The Park. The collection includes manuscripts of poems and essays, with letters of submission and follow-ups from the authors who contributed to The Park 1.

All of the original manuscripts for work appearing in this issue are present, with the exception of Tony Ward’s story “Jenny’s First Class Journey,” and a prose poem by Gerald Fabian entitled “Elegy for a dead Shipmate.” The collection’s arrangement in folders 1-12 follows The Park’s table of contents. Two letters, not related to submissions, are housed in F13.


  • Creation: 1967–1968


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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,

Historical Note

The Wivenhoe Park Review was a short-lived British journal of contemporary poetry, essays, and criticism edited by poets Andrew Crozier and Thomas Clark (an American) beginning in 1965. It was originally published by the University of Essex Department of Literature, but with the third issue, Crozier shortened the name of the journal to The Park, and began to publish it at his own newly founded Ferry Press. The Park issue numbers (after The Park 1) continued the original number sequence of the Wivenhoe Park Review. After the title change a double issue, # 4/5, was published in the summer of 1969. The last issue of The Park was issue # 6.

Caddel, Richard, and Peter Quartermain. “ A Fair Field Full of Folk’: Other British and Irish Poetry since 1970.” Jacket, no. 4, 1998. Retrieved October 1999 from Crozier, Andrew (ed.) The Park 1. London: Ferry Press, 1968. Note: Cataloged with the printed holdings in Special Collections (Spec_PR1149 .A1 P36)


.1 linear foot (31 items)


The thirty-one items in the Archive of The Park 1 were collected by editor Andrew Crozier in the process of publishing the first issue of The Wivenhoe Park Review under its new title, The Park.


Purchase, June 1998.

Shelving Summary

  1. Box 1: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes


Processed by Devin Harner, October 1999. Encoded by Natalie Baur, March 2010. Further encoding by Lauren Connolly, April 2016, and Tiffany Saulter, May 2016.

Finding aid for Archive of The Park 1
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2010 March 25
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Delaware Library Special Collections Repository

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