Howes, Barbara

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Barbara Howes was born on May 1, 1914, in New York City. After an education which included a degree from Bennington College, she began to edit the literary magazine, Chimera, in 1943. After her editorship ended in 1947, Howes began a long career as a poet and editor. Often anthologized, Barbara Howes continued to write poetry, while branching out into fiction during the subsequent decades. She was given an award in literature in 1971 from the National Institute of Arts and Letters.

From the guide to the Barbara Howes Papers, 1959-1965, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Poems, 1896-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn George P. Garrett Papers, 1929-2008, (bulk 1960-2000) David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Robert D. Graff collection of papers concerning Karen Blixen, 1934-1972 (inclusive), 1953-1967 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Barbara Howes Papers, 1959-1965 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Chimera papers, (1943-1959) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library
referencedIn Babette Deutsch papers, ca. 1880s-1982, 1920s-1960s New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Correspondence, poems and reviews by and about Barbara Howes. 1958-1974., 1958-1974 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Margaret Marshall papers, 1805-1980 (inclusive), 1930-1974 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library
referencedIn Fred Chappell papers, 1944-2013 and undated Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn American Review records, 1967-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith American Review corporateBody
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Chappell, Fred, 1936- person
associatedWith Deutsch, Babette, 1895-1982 person
correspondedWith Garrett, George P., 1929-2008 person
associatedWith Graff, Robert D., 1919- person
associatedWith Marshall, Margaret, 1900-1974 person
associatedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Park, Evelyn person
associatedWith Park, Stewart P., d. 1976 person
associatedWith Smith, Gregory Jay, 1954- person
associatedWith Smith, William Jay, 1918- person
associatedWith Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Poets, American--Archives





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