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Charles Harper Webb papers

 Collection
Identifier: 6255

Scope and Contents

The Charles Harper Webb papers consist of drafts of poetry and prose, correspondence, publications featuring Webb's work, and ephemera from poetry events created and assembled by the American poet and professor, Charles Harper Webb (born 1948). The majority of the drafts in the collection relate to Webb's poems and short stories, along with drafts of unpublished novels and one published novel, The Wilderness Effect (1982, Chatto & Windus). Some of the correspondence in the collection concerns the three Stand-Up Poetry anthologies that Webb edited -- published in 1990, 1994, and 2002. The collection also holds ephemera, including posters, from the Los Angeles Poetry Festival and other events. Charles Harper Webb earned a BA in English from Rice University, an MA in English from the University of Washington, and an MFA in professional writing and a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Southern California. Webb is a professor of English at California State University, Long Beach. Webb's other books include Brain Camp (2015, University of Pittsburgh Press), A Million MFAs Are Not Enough (2016, Red Hen Press), and Sidebend World (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018).

Dates

  • 1970 - 2020

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at specol@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Extent

48.04 Linear Feet (48 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Charles Harper Webb papers consist of drafts of poetry and prose, correspondence, publications featuring Webb's work, and ephemera from poetry events created and assembled by the American poet and professor, Charles Harper Webb (born 1948). The majority of the drafts in the collection relate to Webb's poems and short stories, along with drafts of unpublished novels and one published novel, The Wilderness Effect (1982, Chatto & Windus). Some of the correspondence in the collection concerns the three Stand-Up Poetry anthologies that Webb edited -- published in 1990, 1994, and 2002. The collection also holds ephemera, including posters, from the Los Angeles Poetry Festival and other events. Charles Harper Webb earned a BA in English from Rice University, an MA in English from the University of Washington, and an MFA in professional writing and a PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Southern California. Webb is a professor of English at California State University, Long Beach. Webb's other books include Brain Camp (2015, University of Pittsburgh Press), A Million MFAs Are Not Enough (2016, Red Hen Press), and Sidebend World (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles Harper Webb, April 13, 2022.

Processing Information

This collection was minimally processed. The finding aid's box-level records are titled with approximate content summaries and the box-level date ranges are also approximate.

Title
Finding aid for the Charles Harper Webb papers
Status
Minimally Processed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

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