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May Swenson poetry

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2172

Scope and Contents

Folder one includes several drafts of Swenson's poem, "My Name Was Called," with a cover letter to Dennis Rowley dated November 6, 1989, giving background information. Folder two contains drafts of four poems which appear in her book, Half sun, half sleep: new poems (New York:Charles Scribner's Sons, 1967), bearing her corrections. The four poems are entitled: "Naked in Borneo," "News from the Cabin," "A Yellow Circle," and "Dear Elizabeth."


  • 1964-1988


Conditions Governing Access

Microfilm copy is open for research. Permission required from the Supervisor of Reference Services to view the originals.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from May Swenson poetry must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

1 microfilm reel (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Folder one May Swenson, Sea Cliff, New York, gift, 1989. Folder two George Robert Minkoff, Inc., Rare Books, Alford, Massachusetts, purchase, 1996.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; May Swenson; 1989. Donated; George Robert Minkof; 1996.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Related Materials

Half sun, half sleep : new poems.

Register of May Swenson poetry
In Progress
Rose Frank
14 March 2011
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States