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American Literary Studies

Stephen Rodefer Papers

The Papers

Location: Department of Special Collections, Green Library

Call Number: M0693

Size: 18.5 linear ft.

Finding Guide: A printed version is available in the reading room of the Department of Special Collections. Electronic versions of this finding guide are also available. If you have Microsoft's Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher, click here to connect to the Stanford server; if not, click here for the html version on the Online Archives of California server.

Research Access and Use: Materials in the Department of Special Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the Special Collections' Reading Room in the Cecil H. Green Library. The Reading Room is open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Photocopies, photographs, and microfilm can be made of some materials in the collections. For more information about the collections and access policies, please contact Special Collections by telephone at (650) 725-1022, by electronic mail at or by regular mail at the Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6004.

Career of Stephen Rodefer:

American poet and translator, Stephen Rodefer was born in Bellaire, Ohio in 1940 and graduated from Amherst in 1963. He went on to do graduate work at the State University of New York at Buffalo and San Francisco State University. Rodefer is the author of numerous volumes of poetry including The Knife (1965), One or Two Love Poems from the White World (1976), The Bell Clerk's Tears Kept Flowing (1978), Plane Debris (1981), Emergency Measures (1987), Passing Duration (1991) and Erasers (1994). His other published work includes the play Tennyson (1983), the book Four Lectures (1982) and works of translation from the French, including Orpheus (1983).

Content: Includes correspondence (2160 letters to Rodefer and 820 letters from him), manuscripts of all his books, high school and college material (including his unfinished Ph.D. thesis on Robert Creeley), notes on lectures given by Charles Olson when he was at Buffalo, and 20 tape cassettes of readings by Rodefer and others, including Basil Bunting, Fielding Dawson, Frank O'Hara, George Oppen, and Carl Rakosi.

Related Manuscript Collections at Stanford

Creeley, Robert (1940- ).

Howe, Fanny (1910- ).



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