Van Wyck (William) papers Edit


Finding Aid Author
Rebecca Hirsch
Finding Aid Date
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.


  • 1916 – 1956 (Creation)


  • 1.67 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes

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  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], William Van Wyck papers, Collection no. 0150, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

  • Biographical Note

    William Van Wyck (1883-1956) was a critic, lecturer, and USC alumnus (BA 1917; MA 1918). He also attended the University of Geneva, New York University, and UCLA. He published a number of translations, including ones of The Canterbury Tales, Cyrano de Bergerac, Sonnets for Helen, and Chanticleer.

  • Abstract

    Two scrapbooks, typed poems, correspondence, memoirs, and drafts of published works by William Van Wyck.

  • Scope and Content

    Collection contains two scrapbooks, typed poems, correspondence, memoirs, and drafts of published works by William Van Wyck. Typescripts include his autobiography, Florentines, How to Have Fun with Poetry, Phillippic Shadows, The Education of Caleb Cob, and his modernizations of The Canterbury Tales and Troilus and Cressida. Scrapbooks contain notes, correspondence, poems, clippings, and ephemera. Also included are compilations of the critical reception of How to Have Fun with Poetry.