Marianne Moore Collection

Marianne Moore Collection

Collection Number: 
49
Collection Length: 
0.25ft
Geographic Coverage: 
Brooklyn, NY; Missouri; Pennsylvania
Period: 
1936 to 1972
Finding Aid: 

Marianne Craig Moore, American Poet, was born November 15, 1887 in Missouri and died February 5, 1972 in Brooklyn, NY. Miss Moore graduated from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania in 1909. She taught school at the United States Indian School in Carlisle, Pa., was a secretary to a girls school, 1921-1925 was an assistant librarian at the Hudson Park Branch of the New York Public Library, and from 1926-1929 edited the literary magazine "The Dial". Miss Moore was the recipient of many awards including the Bollingen Prize in Poetry, the National Book Award for Poetry and the Pulitzer Prize. She was also known as a fiery rooter for the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team earning the title poet laureate of baseball. The collection consists of photographs, correspondence with Dr. Frank Piskor, President of St. Lawrence University from 1969 to 1981, and newspaper clippings (mostly New York Times Book Review). Also included are poems and articles by and about Moore, journals where her poems were published, i.e. "Texas Quarterly", "The Story" and "Poetry" are also a part of this collection. See our online catalogue for our holdings of Miss Moore's books.