O'Hara, Frank

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Frank O'Hara lived in New York and was a noted American poet, playwright, and art critic. He was a leading member of the so-called New York School of poets. His works include "Lunch Poems" (1965) and "Collected Poems" (1971).

From the description of Frank O'Hara collection. [ca1960-1964]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 651603420

Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) was a poet.

From the description of Papers, 1946-1973. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122515128

Art critic, poet, playwright and member of the staff of the Museum of Modern Art, 1951-1953, 1955-1965. In 1953 he resigned from the Museum to devote himself to writing. From 1955 until 1966 he organized circulating exhibitions of the Museum and in 1960 was appointed Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture Exhibitions. He died when struck by a car on Fire Island on July 25, 1966.

He was considered an important poet and the author of published volumes: A City Winter and Other Poems (1952), Meditations in an Emergency (1956), Second Avenue (1960), Odes (1960) and Lunch Poems (1964).

From the description of Frank O'Hara papers, 1956-1966. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 122577831

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referencedIn Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001 (bulk 1924-1975) Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Berrigan, Ted. Ted Berrigan/Alice Notley papers, 1962-1981. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
creatorOf O'Hara, Frank. Letters, 1923-1938. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Trakas, Christopher. Christopher Trakas, baritone ; John Musto, piano [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf O'Hara, Frank. Frank O'Hara collection. [ca1960-1964]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Ann Charters Papers., 1966-1982. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Allen, Donald, 1912-2004. Papers, 1957-1971. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
referencedIn Dorfman, Elsa. Elsa Dorfman papers, 1960-1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Rodefer, Stephen. Stephen Rodefer papers, 1955-1994. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf O'Hara, Frank. Papers, 1946-1973. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Mountain, Elden,. Oral history interview, 1982. Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, Maine Folklife Center
referencedIn Herbert Matter papers, ca. 1937-1984 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Wieners, John, 1934-2002. Charles Olson-John Wieners Papers, 1952-1968. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Larry Fagin Papers., n.d., 1958-1977. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
creatorOf Jenkins, Paul, 1923-. Paul Jenkins papers, 1940-2007. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Porter, Fairfield. Fairfield Porter papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1924-1975. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). In memory of my feelings, Frank O'Hara. 1967 : Archives pamphlet file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn De Nagy, Tibor, 1908-1993. Oral history interview with Tibor de Nagy, 1976 Mar. 29. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Jane Freilicher papers, 1945-1995. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rasmussen, Waldo. Oral history, 1994. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Charles Mingus Collection, 1939-1979 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996. Nell Blaine papers, 1930-1985. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Schuyler, James. Papers, 1947-1991. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Ruth Krauss Papers., undated, 1929-1992. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
creatorOf Jenkins, Paul, 1923-. Paul Jenkins papers, 1940-2007. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Krauss, Ruth. Ruth Krauss papers, 1929-1992. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
creatorOf Aldan, Daisy. Papers, 1946-1966. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
referencedIn Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.). Records of the Poets' Theatre, 1950-1968 (inclusive), 1951-1958 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Allen, Donald, 1912-2004. Donald Allen collection, 1930-2005. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Berkson, Bill. Bill Berkson papers, ca. 1960-1988. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
creatorOf Button, John, 1929-1982. John Button papers, 1964-2004. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn O'Hara, Frank : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Allen Ginsberg papers, 1944-1991. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf O'HARA, FRANK. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. Herbert Matter papers, circa 1937-1984. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf O'Hara, Frank. Frank O'Hara papers, 1956-1966. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
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associatedWith Aldan, Daisy. person
associatedWith Allen, Donald, 1912-2004. person
associatedWith Berkson, Bill. person
correspondedWith Berrigan, Ted. person
associatedWith Blaine, Nell, 1922-1996. person
associatedWith Button, John, 1929-1982. person
associatedWith Charters, Ann. person
associatedWith De Nagy, Tibor, 1908-1993 person
associatedWith Dorfman, Elsa. person
correspondedWith Fagin, Larry. person
correspondedWith Freilicher, Jane, 1924- person
associatedWith Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. person
associatedWith Goodspeed, Edgar J. (Edgar Johnson), 1871-1962. person
associatedWith Jenkins, Paul, 1923- person
correspondedWith Johnson, Crockett, 1906-1975 person
associatedWith Kline, Franz, 1910-1962 person
associatedWith Krauss, Ruth. person
correspondedWith Krauss, Ruth. person
associatedWith Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. person
associatedWith Mingus, Charles, 1922-1979 person
associatedWith Modern Poetry Association corporateBody
associatedWith Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936. person
associatedWith Motherwell, Robert person
associatedWith Mountain, Elden, person
associatedWith Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986 person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966 person
associatedWith Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 person
associatedWith Porter, Fairfield. person
associatedWith Rasmussen, Waldo. person
associatedWith Robie, Burton A. person
associatedWith Rodefer, Stephen. person
associatedWith Schuyler, James. person
associatedWith Smith, David, 1906-1965 person
associatedWith Wieners, John, 1934-2002. person
associatedWith Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). corporateBody
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Music
American poetry--20th century
Literature
Abstract expressionism--History--Sources
American poetry
Traveling exhibitions--History--Sources
Poetry, Modern
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Poets
Lyricists
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