Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1886-1970

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American poet.

From the description of The steep ascent : a collection of poems, 1925-1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510507

Jean Starr Untermeyer, poet and wife of poet Louis Untermeyer, was born in 1886 in Zanesville, Ohio. Growing Pains, her first poetry collection, was published in 1918. In 1927, she began work as a translater. She translated Hermann Broch's Death of Virgil (1945). Her major poetry collections include Dreams Out of Darkness (1921), Steep Ascent (1927), The Winged Child (1936), and Love and Need (1940). Private Collections, her autobiography, was published in 1965. She died in New York City in July, 1970.

From the description of Jean Starr Untermeyer papers, 1924-1970 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702131732

Jean Starr Untermeyer, wife of Louis Untermeyer, was a writer and educator. Her husband encouraged her to publish the poems she had been writing in secret, and she ultimately published several volumes of collected verse. She also published translations, articles, book reviews, and an autobiography. She lectured at the New School for Social Research, and taught at Olivet College.

From the description of Jean Starr Untermeyer letters and other material, 1946-1964. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56394293

Jean Starr Untermeyer, poet and former wife of the poet Louis Untermeyer, was born in 1886 in Zanesville, Ohio, to Abram E. and Johanna S. Starr. She attended Columbia University but broke off her studies there in 1907 to marry Louis Untermeyer. Later she envisioned a career as a singer of lieder, debuting in Vienna in 1924, but eventually discontinued that pursuit.

Upon discovering that she had been writing poems secretly for years, her husband encouraged her and submitted her works to magazines. Growing Pains, her first volume of poetry, was published by B. W. Huebsch in 1918. In 1925, the Untermeyers were divorced. They later remarried but were again divorced in 1951. Their only son Richard died while a sophomore at Yale University in 1927.

The following year Untermeyer began work as a translator. Her major effort in this genre was Hermann Broch's The Death of Virgil (1945). She and Broch met at Yaddo in 1939 and remained intimate friends until Broch's death in 1951.

Untermeyer wrote a number of book reviews for The Saturday Review, The New York Times, and other publications. She taught at writers's conferences at Olivet College in Michigan in the 1930s and lectured at The New School for Social Research from 1948 to 1951. Her major poetry collections include Dreams Out of Darkness (1921), Steep Ascent (1927), The Winged Child (1936), and Love and Need (1940). Private Collections, her autobiography, was published in 1965.

Jean Starr Untermeyer died in New York City in July 1970.

From the guide to the Jean Starr Untermeyer papers, 1924-1970 (inclusive), (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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creatorOf Jean Starr Untermeyer papers, 1924-1970 (inclusive) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Sergeant, Elizabeth Shepley, 1881-1965. Papers of Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant [manuscript] 1894-1961. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Marshall, Lenore, 1897-1971. Papers, 1887-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn MacDowell Colony Records, 1869-1970, (bulk 1945-1968) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1886-1970. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933. Correspondence, 1909-1930. Mount Holyoke College, Williston & Miles-Smith Library
creatorOf Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1886-1970. The steep ascent : a collection of poems, 1925-1926. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Carpenter, Margaret Haley. Papers of Margaret Haley Carpenter [manuscript], 1898-1985, bulk 1953-1985. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn MacDowell, Marian, 1857-1956. Marian MacDowell papers, 1876-1969 (bulk 1908-1938). Library of Congress
referencedIn Poetry Manuscripts Collection (State University of New York at Buffalo). Jean Starr Untermeyer collection, 1904-1968. SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
referencedIn Farano, Michel. Papers, ca. 1931-1972. Indiana University
referencedIn James Oppenheim papers, 1898-1932 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. Papers pertaining to "The Enchanted Years" [manuscript], 1919-1922. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Castellón, Federico. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1933-1971, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Oppenheim, James, 1882-1932. James Oppenheim papers, 1898-1932. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Aaron Kramer papers, ca. 1940 -1986. Houghton Library
referencedIn Jean Burden Papers, 1931-1992 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925. Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Crane, Nathalia, 1913-. Papers of Nathalia Crane [manuscript], 1925-1941. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Frank, Adelaide Schulkind. Papers, 1925-1972 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
creatorOf Frank, Walter, 1882-1969. Papers of Walter Frank [manuscript], 1866-1970 (bulk 1925-1970). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hermann Broch archive, 1872-1990s, 1930-1951 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1886-1970. Jean Starr Untermeyer letters and other material, 1946-1964. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Marian MacDowell Papers, 1876-1969, (bulk 1908-1938) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949. Papers, 1861-1987 (bulk 1920-1949). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Bryher, 1894-. Bryher papers, 1812-1980 (bulk 1911-1978). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Silverman, Norma B. Lake song / Jean Starr Untermeyer ; Norma B. Silverman. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Sherman, Jean. Letters received concerning Spanish Civil War writers auction, 1936-1949 (bulk 1938-1939). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Read, Gardner, 1913-2005. Lullaby for a man-child, op. 76, no. 1a. [Text by Jean Starr Untermeyer] Eastman School of Music
creatorOf Wood, Clement, 1888-1950,. Poems by many singers, [ca. 1915-1923]. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Teasdale correspondence MS 0022., 1909-1930. Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Bryher papers, 1812-1980, 1911-1978 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Jean Starr Untermeyer papers early acquisitions Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers of Pauli Murray, 1827-1985 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Vol. X. (ff.) Calisher-Chandon.James Stern, writer: Virginia Carr, Associate Professor of English at Columbus College, Georgia, USA: Letters to James Stern from Virginia Carr: 1972-1974.James Stern, writer: Michael Campbell: Letters to James Stern ... British Library
referencedIn Friedman, Philip Allan. Correspondence to Philip Allan Friedman, 1952-1953. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Broch de Rothermann, Hermann Friedrich, 1910-. H. F. Broch de Rothermann papers, 1916-1990 (inclusive) 1953-1986 (bulk). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1886-1970. Letters, 1945, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1886-1970. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1953-1960. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, N.H.). MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, N.H.) records, 1869-1970 (bulk 1945-1968). Library of Congress
referencedIn Broch, Hermann, 1886-1951. Hermann Broch archive, 1872-1990 (inclusive) 1930-1951 (bulk). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Untermeyer, Jean Starr, 1886-1970. Jean Starr Untermeyer papers, 1924-1970 (inclusive). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977. Poetry collection, 1914-1955. University of Michigan
creatorOf Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933. Papers of Sara Teasdale [manuscript], 1888-1934 (bulk 1905-1933). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records. : Series II., Alfred A. Knopf Personal, 1874-1984 (bulk 1953-1984). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn H. F. Broch de Rothermann papers, 1916-circa 2001, 1953-1986 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn George Dillon Papers, 1862-1982 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Alice Corbin Henderson Collection TXRC92-A24., 1861-1987 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
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associatedWith Crane, Nathalia, 1913- person
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Dillon, George, 1906-1968 person
associatedWith Farano, Michel. person
associatedWith Farano, Michel Batta. person
associatedWith Farano, Michel Batta. person
associatedWith Fodor, Nandor. person
associatedWith Fodor, Nandor. person
associatedWith Frank, Adelaide Schulkind. person
associatedWith Frank, Walter, 1882-1969. person
associatedWith Friedman, Philip Allan. person
associatedWith Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949 person
associatedWith Hertz, Carl Heinrich, 1893-1918. person
associatedWith Hutchinson, Hazel Collister. person
associatedWith Hutchinson, Hazel Collister. person
associatedWith Keith, Joel. person
associatedWith Keith, Joel. person
correspondedWith Kramer, Aaron, 1921- person
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correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
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correspondedWith Pauli Murray, 1910-1985 person
associatedWith Read, Gardner, 1913-2005. person
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associatedWith Sherman, Jean. person
associatedWith Silverman, Norma B. person
associatedWith Sitwell, Edith, Dame, 1887-1964. person
associatedWith Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933 person
associatedWith Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977. person
associatedWith Wood, Clement, 1888-1950, person
associatedWith Wylie, Elinor, 1885-1928. person
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Subject
Women poets--United States
Women authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
American literature--20th century
Women poets
Poets, American
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Birth 1886

Death 1970

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