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Processed by: Sarah R. Olney, Student Assistant, Special Collections
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Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Stephen Spender Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Stephen Spender Papers, Ms1974-008, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Stephen Spender Papers were acquired by the Special Collections before 1973.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Stephen Spender Papers was completed proor to 2010. Additional description was completed in January 2011.
Sir Stephen Harold Spender (February 28, 1909 - July 16, 1995) was an english poet and novelist who worked with the themes of social injustice and class struggle. He was a Professor of English Literature at University College in Oxford, and author of over fifty works.
Ian Hamilton (March 24, 1938- December 27, 2001) was a British literary critic, reviewer, poet and magazine editor/publisher. It was at his job at the Times Literary Supplement, holding the position from 1965-1973.
The collection includes correspondence to Stephen Wall, Graham Ackroyd, "Mr. Hamilton," and "Charles" and typescripts of poems, including "Middle East" and "Song."
The materials are arranged by likeness with each groping in an envelope. The first envelope contains a number of published poems of Stephen Spender. The second envelope contains letters arranged by correspondent.
- Spender, Stephen