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Blue Star Collection

The Woodberry Poetry Room's collection of rare or limited-edition monographs, chapbooks, serials, typescripts, mimeographs, broadsides, portraits, photographs, and related correspondence.
Angela Davis broadside, Broadside Press
Woodberry Poetry Room

The Woodberry Poetry Room's Blue Star collection is a non-circulating collection of rare or limited-edition monographs, chapbooks, serials, typescripts, mimeographs, broadsides, photographs, and correspondence. The collection serves to augment scholars' understanding of the authors whose works we have recorded for our A/V archive; to document the work of Boston-area poets and small presses; and to illuminate aspects of the Poetry Room's literary, social, and architectural history.

Highlights from the Blue Star collection include:

Poem and Portrait by Larry Rivers and John Ashbery
Poem and Portrait by Larry Rivers and John Ashbery
Woodberry Poetry Room

The Blue Star collection also has a special focus on regional literary magazines, such as the Gloucester-based magazine Bezoar (1971-1995), and correspondence related to our A/V collection, including the letters of Boston-based audio engineer and musicologist Stephen B. Fassett.
 

Accessing These Materials

The Blue Star collection is cataloged in HOLLIS and accessible via Houghton Library's Reading Room. 

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