Berryman, John, 1914-1972

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John Berryman (1914-1972) was an American poet and teacher.

From the description of John Berryman collection, 1938-1971. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122486626

American modernist poet.

From the description of Acceptance speech for the National Book Award in poetry, 1969 March 12 / John Berryman. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 18347371

From the description of Mesa encantada : typescript, 1935 April. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 18347365

Berryman won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1965.

From the description of Two dream songs, 1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122426320

American poet.

From the description of John Berryman records, 1952-1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 467177630

From the description of John Berryman papers 1952-1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 467177636

American Poet. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the Bollingen Prize. Taught at Harvard University and Princeton University before joining the Humanities Program at the University of Minnesota in 1955. Remained at the University of Minnesota until his death in 1972.

From the description of Papers, 1908-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78785348

From the description of John Berryman papers, 1908-1972. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62731746

American poet John Berryman was born in MacAlester, Oklahoma in 1914. He attended Columbia College for undergraduate study and Cambridge University on a graduate fellowship. He taught at Wayne State University (Detroit), Harvard, and Princeton before accepting a position in the Humanities Program at the University of Minnesota in 1955. He remained there until his death.

Berryman's early published poetry included Poems (1942) and The Dispossessed (1948). His 1964 book 77 Dream Songs was awarded a Pulitizer Prize.He also won the National Book Award and the Bollingen Prize. He was elected a Fellow of The Academy of American Poets in 1966. He died in 1972 by throwing himself off a bridge in Minneapolis, MN.

Biographical information from The Academy of American Poets Web site.

From the guide to the John Berryman Papers, 1908-1972, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collection, Manuscripts Division [mss])

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. John Berryman papers, 1908-1972. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985. Robert Fitzgerald papers, 1892-1986. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Robert Lowell papers, 1861-1976 (inclusive) 1935-1970 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. Acceptance speech for the National Book Award in poetry, 1969 March 12 / John Berryman. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Hughes, Daniel, 1929-. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1973. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bellow, Saul. Saul Bellow letters, 1978, 1981. Middlebury College
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. Mesa encantada : typescript, 1935 April. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Robert A. Wilson collection, 1906-2011 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
referencedIn Amichai, Yehuda. Yehuda Amichai papers, 1929-1999. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Claude Fredericks papers, circa 1850-1988 (bulk 1941-1988) Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Stallman, R. W. (Robert Wooster), 1911-1982. R. W. Stallman letter to Clifton Waller [Barrett] [manuscript], 1952 October 6. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Yehuda Amichai papers, 1929-1999 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Elizabeth Bishop papers, 1911-1993 (bulk 1929-1979). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. Poems : typescript, [1942] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1976. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Oscar Williams papers concerning The war poets, 1944-1945. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dickey, James. Papers, 1954-1970. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. Papers, 1908-1972. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. John Berryman correspondence to Edmund L. Epstein, 1959-1971. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. Papers, ca. 1935-1987, bulk (1961-1987). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rich, Adrienne Cecile. Papers, 1927-1999 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn William Meredith collection of papers, 1941-1973 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003, 1945-1989 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Heffernan, Michael, 1942-. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1976-1987. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965. Randall Jarrell collection of papers, 1914-1969 bulk (1927-1967). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Hoy, Peter C. Papers, 1962-1964 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mariani, Paul L. Paul L. Mariani papers, 1961-2003. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Robert Lowell papers, 1861-1976 (inclusive) 1935-1970 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Simpson, Eileen B. Eileen B. Simpson papers, 1979-1991. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Hardwick, Elizabeth. Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Fredericks, Claude. The Banyan Press archive, 1946-1986. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. John Berryman papers 1952-1978. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Honig, Edwin, 1919-. Interview on John Berryman at Brown : between Edwin Honig and Carol Johnsen, 1973, March 22, Providence, R.I. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998. Collection, 1958-1992 (inclusive). Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972. Papers, [ca. 1917]-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Kostelanetz, Richard. Office files : of The American Poetry Review, 1974-1989. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Papers, 1925-1979. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. Two dream songs, 1965. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Randall Jarrell collection of papers, 1914-1969, 1927-1967 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003 (bulk 1945-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. John Berryman records, 1952-1972. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. Autograph and typed letters signed : Iowa City and New York, to Anita Maximilian [Landau], 1954. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Berryman, Kate. Letters, 1976-1977. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Voice of America (Organization). Voice of America Forum Lectures in American Poetry series scripts, circa 1965. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Carter, Thomas H. (Thomas Henry), 1931-1963. Correspondence, 1950-1962. Washington & Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library
referencedIn Robert Fitzgerald papers, 1892-1986 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hyde, Lewis. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1975-1997. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. Typed letter signed : Minneapolis, Minn., to Norman Cousins, 1970 July 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. John Berryman collection, 1938-1971. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Berryman, John, 1914-1972. Autograph letters signed (6), typed letters signed (4), and telegram : Iowa City, Princeton, New York, Cambridge, and Minneapolis, to Anita Phillips [later Landau, sometimes addressed as "Anita Maximilian"], 1954 Feb. 10-Dec.15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Williams, Oscar, 1900-1964. Papers, 1920-1966. Indiana University
creatorOf Dickey, James, 1923-. Papers, 1954-1970 (inclusive), 1957-1967 (bulk). Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn O'Donnell, George Marion, 1914-1962. Papers, 1932-1961. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf John Berryman Papers, 1908-1972 University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collection, Manuscripts Division. [mss]
creatorOf Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974. Bruce Berlind Collection, 1950-1981. Colgate University, Everett Needham Case Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Amichai, Yehuda. person
associatedWith Amichai, Yehuda. person
associatedWith Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. person
associatedWith Bellow, Saul person
associatedWith Bellow, Saul. person
associatedWith Berryman, Kate. person
associatedWith Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. person
associatedWith Burden, Carter, person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Carter, Thomas H. (Thomas Henry), 1931-1963. person
associatedWith Cousins, Norman, person
associatedWith Dickey, James. person
associatedWith Dickey, James, 1923- person
associatedWith Epstein, Edmund L. person
associatedWith Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. corporateBody
associatedWith Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985. person
associatedWith Fredericks, Claude. person
associatedWith Giroux, Robert. person
associatedWith Haffenden, John. person
associatedWith Hardwick, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Heffernan, Michael, 1942- person
associatedWith Hollander, John. person
associatedWith Honig, Edwin, 1919- person
associatedWith Hoy, Peter C. person
associatedWith Hughes, Daniel, 1929- person
associatedWith Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998. person
associatedWith Hyde, Lewis. person
associatedWith Jarrell, Mary. person
associatedWith Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965. person
associatedWith Kostelanetz, Richard. person
associatedWith Kray, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Landau, Anita, person
associatedWith Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. person
associatedWith Mariani, Paul L. person
associatedWith Meredith, William, 1919-2007. person
associatedWith Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. person
associatedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
correspondedWith O'Donnell, George Marion, 1914-1962. person
associatedWith Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. person
associatedWith Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974. person
associatedWith Rich, Adrienne Cecile. person
associatedWith Schwartz, Delmore, 1913-1966. person
associatedWith Simpson, Eileen B. person
associatedWith Stallman, R. W. (Robert Wooster), 1911-1982. person
associatedWith Symons, Julian. person
associatedWith Tate, Allen, 1899- person
associatedWith Tate, Allen, 1899-1979. person
associatedWith Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953. person
associatedWith Van Doren, Mark. person
associatedWith Voice of America (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989. person
associatedWith Williams, Oscar, 1900-1964. person
associatedWith Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922- person
associatedWith Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. person
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Subject
American literature--20th century
American poetry--20th century
Poets, American--20th century--Sources
Occupation
Poets
Poets, American
Biographers
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Person

Birth 1914-10-25

Death 1972-01-07

Male

Americans

English

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