Frank P. Piskor coll. of Robert Frost

Frank P. Piskor coll. of Robert Frost

Collection Number: 
62
Collection Length: 
12.00ft
Period: 
1874
Finding Aid: 

Frank Peter Piskor, former president of St. Lawrence University, first met Robert Frost at the Bread Loaf School of English while Dr. Piskor was a student at Middlebury College in the mid-1930s. He collected materials by and about Frost in a variety of formats. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper and periodical articles, manuscripts, poems written by other poets on the occasion of Frost's death, stamps, medals, photographs, drawings, phonorecords, audio- and videotapes relating to Robert Frost and his family and to his friends Philip Booth and Edward Thomas. The bulk of the material was created during Frost's career and immediately following his death. Holograph and typescript poems about Frost were written by Carlos Baker, William Stanley Braithwaite, Gwendolyn Brooks, August Derleth, Richard Wilbur, and others One file of letters related to Elinor White Frost's years as a St. Lawrence student. Among the artists represented in the collection are Clara Sipprell and J. J. Lankes.