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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-3184
Curator of Rare Books
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Poet and critic; resident fellow in creative writing (1940-48) and professor of English (1948-65) at Princeton. The Library has many volumes relating to Blackmur including items associated with him and found in his library. A portion of the collection was dispersed throughout the Library's general and rare book collections. (For those in the Rare Book Division, in the main catalog search the string ' Blackmur, R. P. (Richard P.), 1904-1965, former owner.'

Also the collection includes volumes of contemporary poetry and criticism and volumes of the works of Professor Blackmur which he edited or which contain contributions by him.

These books fall into the following categories: 1. Annotated; some heavily. 2. Teaching texts and 3. Books by authors whom he reviewed or about whom he wrote critically. They are catalogued as a collection and stored at ReCAP. Text of the finding aid is here.

All of his unpublished writing (short stories, novels, and plays) has been Xeroxed and bound in five volumes.

For a collection of periodicals in which his works appeared, see the collection entitled Miscellaneous works by R. P. Blackmur, 1928-1964, which contains 19 journal issues. [(Ex) PS3503.L266 A6 1928q]