Collection ID: LMC 2585
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Alyea, Dorothy C. (Dorothy Collins), 1898-1974
Abstract:
The Alyea mss., 1926-1973, consists of the writings of poet Dorothy Collins Alyea, 1898-1974.
Extent:
3 boxes
Language:
English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Alyea mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Dorothy Collins Alyea, born in 1898, lived in Montclair, New Jersey. Throughout her career, she worked with the Monclair Women's Club, the League of Women Voters, and the Planned Parenthood Association. She married her husband, Ethan Alyea, in 1924.

Dorothy was a fellow of the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, in 1947. She won the first prize at the Rochester Poetry Festival in 1967, and she won the membership contest of the Poetry Society of America in 1973.

Alyea's poems appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Chicago Tribune Magazine, Christian Century, Forum, Ohio University Review, Oregonian Verse, Poetry, The Rochester Democrat, and Chronicle, and The Saturday Review of Literature. She also published two books of poetry: All My Argument in 1935 and Beach Fire in 1951. Alyea died in New York in July 1974.

Scope and Content:

Present in the collection are autograph drafts of poems; typed and carbon copy drafts as well as final versions; handwritten drafts on notepads; and various clippings of published poems. Also included are a travel diary, short stories, some scrapbook materials, a published copy of the 1926 Forum, and a DVD of a 2007 reading of Alyea's poetry and short stories.

Acquisition information:
Gift: 2007, 2008
Processing information:

Collection processed by Julia Parkinson under the supervision of Kyra Triebold.

Arrangement:

This collection is arranged alphabetically. Box 1, containing drafts of Alyea's poetry, is in original order.

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.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Alyea 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