Cecil Day-Lewis Papers
Scope and Content
The Cecil Day-Lewis Papers includes notes, clippings, and poetry including "Volunteer in Spain," written for Jack Lindsay and the May Day booklet; and a 1956 BBC transcript of 'new poems'--"Pegasus," "Psyche," "Baucis and Philemon," and "Ariandne on Naxos."
- 1935 - 1968
- Day-Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Cecil Day-Lewis (1904-1972) was an Irish-born British poet, author, and professor. During his long career, he published multiple volumes of poetry and collected essays, as well as several translations of classical texts. In 1968, he was appointed Poet Laureate. Under the name "Nicholas Blake," Day Lewis wrote a series of detective novels. He taught at Cambridge and Oxford, and later at Harvard.
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The Cecil Day-Lewis Papers includes notes, clippings, and poetry written for Jack Lindsay and the May Day booklet; and a 1956 BBC transcript of 'new poems.'
Source of Acquisition
The Cecil Day-Lewis Papers were purchased by the Virginia Tech Library in 1972 and transferred to Special Collections in February 1974.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Cecil Day-Lewis Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Cecil Day-Lewis Papers was completed in 1973. Additional description was completed in March 2011.
- Cecil Day-Lewis Papers, 1935-1968
- Ashley Wellens, Student Volunteer, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- 2011 (CC0 1.0)
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