Phil Kaplan collection of E.E. Cummings, 1924-1981.


Phil Kaplan collection of E.E. Cummings, 1924-1981.

The Phil Kaplan Collection of E.E. Cummings contains documents dating from 1924 - 1981. The materials focus on Cummings' personal life, his written works, and his artwork. Most of the correspondence is between Phil Kaplan and Sam Jacobs, Cummings' printer, and deals with some element of Cummings' work. Also in this series are press cuttings, fragments and extracts, galley proofs for Eimi, Poems, and Tulips and Chimneys photographs, and ephemera. The press cuttings cover both Cummings' personal life and creative efforts, including reviews of his publications and exhibits. The photographs include portraits of Cummings and his wife, as well as images of his exhibits, two watercolor paintings and one pen and ink drawing by Cummings.

4.00 boxes.

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Kaplan, Philip, 1903-1990 (person)

Philip Kaplan was born in Grodno, Belarus. He worked in Cleveland and New York, chiefly as an advertisement art director, self-taught painter, book and art collector. From the description of Philip Kaplan collection addition, 1922-1976. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 314373819 ...

Cummings, E.E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 (person)

E. E. (Edward Estlin) Cummings was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894. While at Harvard, he delivered a daring commencement address on modernist artistic innovations, thus announcing the direction his own work would take. In 1917, after working briefly for a mail-order publishing company, the only regular employment in his career, Cummings volunteered to serve in the Norton-Harjes Ambulance group in France. Here he and a friend were imprisoned (on false grounds) for three months in a Frenc...

Jacobs, S. A. (Samuel Aiwaz) (person)

Samuel Aiwaz Jacobs founded the Golden Eagle Press in the 1920's, in Mount Vernon, New York. He was also E.E. Cummings' press agent, personal type setter, and an authority on metaphysical verse. From the description of Philip Kaplan collection of S.A. Jacobs, 1950-1958. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 288452609 ...