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Frank P. Piskor Collection of Edwin Arlington Robinson

Frank P. Piskor Collection of Edwin Arlington Robinson

Collection Number: 
63
Collection Length: 
1.25ft
Period: 
1897 to 1964
Finding Aid: 

Edwin Arlington Robinson, American poet, was born December 22, 1869 at Head Tide, Maine and died in New York City, April 6, 1935. He was educated at local schools and attended Harvard University 1891-1893 leaving after his sophomore year; he never married. He moved to New York City in 1895. Theodore Roosevelt helped him get a clerkship in the New York Customs House where he worked until 1910. Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry three times in the 1920's. The collection was donated by Frank P. Piskor - President of St. Lawrence University from 1969-1981. The collection consists of the correspondence of Robinson, photocopies from the Syracuse University Robinson Collection, photographs, periodicals containing Robinson criticism, and correspondence of Frank Piskor concerning the collection. Also included were numerous books by and about Robinson which have been individually catalogued and can be found in our online catalogue.