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Kentucky State Poetry Society Records, 1966-1986

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Author

Sharon Brown McConnell

Title

Kentucky State Poetry Society Records

Date

1966-1986

Repository

Eastern Kentucky University ArchivesRichmond, Kentucky 40475-3102

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Kentucky State Poetry Society Records, 1966-1986, University Archives, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond.

Biography/History

The Kentucky State Poetry Society (KSPS) grew out of a meeting of the Eastern Kentucky Poetry Society in Ashland, Kentucky in 1965. In 1966, KSPS was accepted by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. The first annual meeting was at the Henry Clay Hotel in Ashland on October 14, 1967. In 1976 Governor Julian Carroll proclaimed October 15th as National Poetry Day. In 1966, the first Pegasus was printed. At that time the publication consisted of four pages. By 1970 it grew to a larger periodical and has been issued from two to four times a year.

Membership in KSPS is not restricted to Kentuckians nor is age a barrier. In the early seventies there were over five hundred members. An annual contest is held each year containing more than thirty categories. In addition a book fair is held each year by L. B. Dalton book store in Oxmoor Center in Louisville. KSPS continues to prosper and grow. The collection of publications generated by members is housed in University Archives.

Scope and Content

The Kentucky State Poetry Society records were housed at the Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University from 1975 until 1988. At this time they were moved to the University Archives. The collection consists of five boxes of publications, one box of business papers, and eight scrapbooks containing photographs and clippings. The collection was transferred in good condition. Even the alphabetical sequence of the publications was maintained. Papers have been arranged by subject and then filed chronologically. Scrapbooks were measured and wrapped. Cards for the material had been typed previously and were sent with the collection. Items will be added to the collection from time-to-time by the historian and the curator of the society.

Collection Inventory

Publication Series
Scope and Content Note:

The Publication Series is filed in five boxes. The first three boxes contain volumes of verse by members of the Kentucky State Poetry Society. These are arranged alphabetically by the author's lastname. The fourth box contains anthologies and a few periodicals in which the works of members are published. The fifth box holds copies of Pegasus printed in the years 1971-2.

Adams, Eunice
[box: 1]
Auxier, Sylvia Trent
[box: 1]
Barnes, Mary Jane
[box: 1]
Beam, Ernie
[box: 1]
Berg, Viola Jacobson
[box: 1]
Butler, Ronald
[box: 1]
Chaffin, Lillie D
[box: 1]
Chandler, Rose
[box: 1]
Cohen, William Howard
[box: 1]
Cook, Ramona Graham
[box: 1]
Davis, Ann Pence
[box: 1]
De Bolt, William Walter
[box: 1]
Downs, Mattie Proctor
[box: 1]
Dunbar, Ida
[box: 1]
Evans, Virginia Moran
[box: 1]
Faulconer, Mary Goodnow
[box: 1]
Francis, Robert
[box: 1]
Giammarino, Jaye
[box: 1]
Fragments
[box: 1]
The Grace of the Bough
[box: 1]
Love-Vine
[box: 1]
Meadow Rue
[box: 1]
No Stranger to the Earth
[box: 1]
Naomi and Ruth
[box: 1]
Home Folks
[box: 1]
The Heart of Things
[box: 1]
Season of Falling Stars
[box: 1]
Appalachian History and Other Poems
[box: 1]
Rainbows
[box: 1]
Waiting for Love; Lyrics of the Past, Present, Future, and a Land of the Imagination
[box: 1]
We be Warm Till Springtime Comes
[box: 1]
Moonlight Mystique
[box: 1]
The Hill Way Home
[box: 1]
A Merry Heart
[box: 1]
So Swift The Stone
[box: 1]
Gates and Trails
[box: 1]
Songs Under Stars
[box: 1]
Finding Love
[box: 1]
Let There Be Light
[box: 1]
To Seek the Sun
[box: 1]
Angel song
[box: 1]
Immortal Moments
[box: 1]
The Orb Weaver
[box: 1]
A Certain Hunger
[box: 1]
Moon Age Poets
[box: 1]
Sun of Reflection
[box: 1]
Wine in a Gold Cup
[box: 1]
Goddard, Hazel Firth
[box: 2]
Howard, Rev. Fielding T
[box: 2]
Kherdian, David
[box: 2]
Lacy, Elsie Halsey
[box: 2]
Chestnuts and Autumn Leaves
[box: 2]
Scattered Stars
[box: 2]
Shadow and Sunbeam
[box: 2]
Traveling America
[box: 2]
From Cumberland Hills
[box: 2]
From Kentucky Hills
[box: 2]
Peaceful As a Dove Is My America
[box: 2]
Poetized Musings
[box: 2]
Thoughts Voiced in Poems
[box: 2]
Liebknecht, Henrietta
[box: 3]
MacIntyre, Gordon and Virginia
[box: 3]
Modglin, Nel
[box: 3]
Moor, Elizabeth Ann M
[box: 3]
Oliphant, Genieve Locke
[box: 3]
Perlam, Jess
[box: 3]
Proctor, James W
[box: 3]
Reed, Mabel Henderson
[box: 3]
Reed, Rufus M
[box: 3]
Reid, William Hill
[box: 3]
Salyers, Paul
[box: 3]
Seese, Ethel Gray
[box: 3]
Sexauer, Arwin F.B
[box: 3]
Srinivas, Dr. Krishna
[box: 3]
Solvin, Lois C
[box: 3]
Spears, Woodridge
[box: 3]
Thomas, Rudy
[box: 3]
Vanover, Grace Lee
[box: 3]
Wallace-White, Daniel
[box: 3]
Wheeler, Marjorie Benjamin
[box: 3]
Wiley, Vivian
[box: 3]
Winsett, Marvin Davis
[box: 3]
Woolfolk, Miriam L
[box: 3]
Wood, Audrey and Miriam
[box: 3]
Childhood's Sweet Enchantment
[box: 3]
The Stranger and Other
[box: 3]
Stories
[box: 3]
Under Western Skies
[box: 3]
Music at Sunrise
[box: 3]
The Rhymer
[box: 3]
The Stones Would Cry
[box: 3]
Where Love is
[box: 3]
Among Thorns
[box: 3]
Candles in the Dark
[box: 3]
Out Of My Head
[box: 3]
Shirttail Fork
[box: 3]
Selected Poems
[box: 3]
Looking-Glasses
[box: 3]
I Can't Unwish the Night
[box: 3]
Since Yesterday
[box: 3]
The Green Bough
[box: 3]
Twelve Months to Sing
[box: 3]
Blessed Be the Damned
[box: 3]
Corkscrews Of My Mind
[box: 3]
Kentucky Canes
[box: 3]
My Native Land
[box: 3]
The Passing Day
[box: 3]
Through My Eyes
[box: 3]
Voice of the Hills
[box: 3]
Psychic Hinge
[box: 3]
SONGS FROM LA CASA de PAZ, (1963-1985)
[box: 4]
The tastevin
[box: 4]
Great American World Poets
[box: 4]
Forecast
[box: 4]
River Island
[box: 4]
The Ground of Memory
[box: 4]
TORNADO and Other Poems
[box: 4]
A Bit of Clay
[box: 4]
Telling It Like It Is
[box: 4]
ye on the Dawn
[box: 4]
A Spring Tide Bouquet
[box: 4]
Remembered Earth
[box: 4]
For the Birds
[box: 4]
SUNSHINE AND THUNDER
[box: 4]
One plus One
[box: 4]
Askins, Donald and David Morris
[box: 4]
Cyclo Flame
[box: 4]
First Flight
[box: 4]
Haiku Highlights and Other
[box: 4]
Short Poems
[box: 4]
New Ground
[box: 4]
Summer 1966
[box: 4]
Autumn 1966
[box: 4]
Winter 1966
[box: 4]
Autumn 1968
[box: 4]
A Collection
[box: 4]
Halley, H.H
[box: 4]
Jernigan, Jack
[box: 4]
The Long Way Home
[box: 4]
New Earth Review
[box: 4]
Reaching
[box: 4]
Reaching, 1978
[box: 4]
Reaching
[box: 4]
Spirit
[box: 4]
The Undiscovered and
[box: 4]
Other Poems
[box: 4]
Halley's Bible Handbook
[box: 4]
The Forever Beau
[box: 4]
A Collection
[box: 4]
Vol. 2, Numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4
[box: 4]
Vol. 2, No. 1
(2 copies) [box: 4]
Issue 5. - Lexington Poets
[box: 4]
1982-1983
[box: 4]
Gift of Miriam Wool folk
[box: 4]
Lillie D. Chaffin
[box: 4]
#2 Reaching, 1979-80
[box: 4]
1985-86
[box: 4]
A Magazine of Poetry
[box: 4]
Upward Bound Students at
[box: 4]
Southeast Community
[box: 4]
College
[box: 4]
Pegasus, 1971-72
[box: 5]
Subject Series
Scope and Content Note:

The Subject Series consists of one box of papers relating to the Kentucky State Poetry Society. Each folder contains papers arranged alphabetically under the title of the folder and chronologically thereunder. Very little correspondence has been gathered. The constitution of the Society in included. Random contests are accounted for. While this material is valuable, it is by no means complete. These items cover the years 1966-1986.

Academy of American Poets
[box: 5]
Clippings and Notices, ca
[box: 5]
Contest Sheets and Winners
[box: 5]
Constitution, 1974
[box: 5]
Correspondence, 1972-1986
[box: 5]
Cross-Currents, 1966-1967
[box: 5]
KSPS Newsletter, 1974-76
[box: 5]
Membership Lists, 1968-72
[box: 5]
Poetry Pilot, 1969-1977
[box: 5]
Treasurer's Notes, 1966-68
[box: 5]
Winning Poems in 1967 contest, 1967
[box: 5]
Winning Poems in 1971 contest, 1971
[box: 5]
Scrapbook Series
Scope and Content Note:

Eight parcels are included in this series. Many are a mixture of photographs of members and clippings about members or of the annual meetings of the Society. One volume contains photographs of members and holograph poems by members. It was the effort of the group at one time to have a picture and poem by each member. The goal fell far short. Most of the items are not dated; the first is from 1967. Emphasis is definitely on the late sixties and the early seventies.

Scrapbook, 1966-1970
[box: 5, volume: Wrapped Parcel 1]
Scope and Content Note:

This item contains articles and clippings about the finding of the Kentucky State Poetry Society. Some photographs are included. There are a few newsletters from the Eastern Kentucky Poetry-Society.

Scrapbook, 1971-1976
[box: 5, volume: Wrapped Parcel 2]
Scope and Content Note:

This scrapbook contains clippings about poets and published poems by members of the Society. A letter from Lou Dell McIntosh of the Department of Parks in Frankfort is included.

Scrapbook, 1965-1984
[box: 5, volume: Wrapped Parcel 3]
Scope and Content Note:

This scrapbook contains clippings about poets and published poems.

Scrapbook, 1974
[box: 5, volume: Wrapped Parcel 4]
Scope and Content Note:

This scrapbook is comprised of articles about poets and published poems. A list of contest winners from 1974 is included.

Scrapbook, 1967-1976
[box: 5, volume: Wrapped Parcel 5]
Scope and Content Note:

This book contains a photograph, biographical sketch, and holograph poem of certain poets in KSPS. There are a few loose items.

Scrapbook, 1967-1974
[box: 5, volume: Wrapped Parcel 6]
Scope and Content Note:

This scrapbook contains photographs of poets including Jesse Stuart and Jim Wayne Miller.

Scrapbook, 1971-1978
[box: 5, volume: Wrapped Parcel 7]
Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of photographs of members taken during the annual meetings.

Broadsides, 1966-85-
Kentucky Is My Land
[box: 5, volume: Wrapped Parcel 8]
37, avenue sanson, Cimitiere Montmarte, 1985
[box: 5, volume: Wrapped Parcel 8]
A Stop In The Desert. Josif Beodsky, 1966
[box: 5, volume: Wrapped Parcel 8]

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