Collection ID: LMC 2702
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Summary

Creator:
Young, David, 1936- .
Abstract:
Young, David mss., circa. 1980s-1990s, consist of the papers of American poet and literary translator David Young 1936-.
Extent:
1.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language:
Materials are in English .
Preferred citation:

[Item], Young, David mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Young was born in Davenport, Iowa. He earned a BA from Carleton College, and an MA and PhD from Yale University. He currently teaches poetry as the Longman Professor of English at Oberlin College and is one of the co-editors of FIELD magazine. Young is the author of several collections of poetry and his honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ohio Arts Council. He has been the recipient of a Pushcart Prize as well as a Witter Bynner Translation Fellowship. He has also published numerous volumes of translation.

Scope and Content:

The collection contains primarily correspondence and manuscripts concerning Young's translations of the Czech poet Miroslav Holub, including Holub's work Vanishing Lung Syndrome (1990). Young began as Holub's American translator in 1981 and continued until Holub's death in 1998.

Acquisition information:
Acquired: 2009
Processing information:

Processed by Craig Simpson.

Completed in 2014

Physical location:
Lilly - Stacks

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Young, David mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu