Collection ID: LMC 2934
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Krapf, Norbert, 1943-
Abstract:
The Krapf, N. mss., 1997-2018, consist of the papers of Indiana poet and writer, Norbert Krapf. The collection includes submission and publishing correspondence, reviews, responses, readings, promotional materials, drafts, proofs, manuscripts, some audiovisual materials, and personal correspondence with mentors and collaborators.
Extent:
14 boxes
Language:
Materials are in English .
Preferred citation:

[Item], Krapf, N. mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

Publications are generally in chronological order, and each title contains correspondence with the publisher, reviews, responses, readings, promotional materials, as well as some drafts, proofs, and manuscripts. In addition, some titles include audiovisual materials (CDs, cassette tapes), as noted in the inventory. Personal correspondents are generally arranged alphabetically by last name, with some exceptions. This series includes personal correspondence with literary mentors and collaborators. The emails and letters within each correspondent are arranged mostly in chronological order.

Correspondents include: Zelda Austen, Martin Booth, Christie Cooke, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, John Groppe, Helmut Haberkamm, William Heyen, James Alexander Thom, Scott Russell Sanders, Susan Neville, Wendell Berry, Ted Kooser, Mari Evans, Monika Herzig

Biographical / Historical:

Norbert Krapf was born in 1943 in Jasper, Indiana. He grew up in Indiana, and attended both St. Joseph's College and the University of Notre Dame to study English and American Literature. After leaving Indiana to work as a professor of English at Long Island University for 34 years, he moved back to his home state to write full time. Krapf has published 28 books, most notably collections of poetry, and served as Indiana Poet Laureate for two years (2008-2010).

Acquisition information:
Gift 2018
Arrangement:

This collection is arranged chronologically by publication according to original order (including original folder titles), followed by correspondents.

Publications are arranged into 13 subseries: The Country I Come From (2002), Looking for God's Country (2005), Invisible Presence (2006), Imagine CD (2007), Bloodroot (2008), The Ripest Moments (2008), Sweet Sister Moon (2009), Songs in Sepia and Black and White (2012), American Dreams (2013), Catholic Boy Blues (2014), Shrinking the Monster (2016), Blue-Eyed Grass (1997), Somewhere in Southern Indiana (1993)

Indexed Terms

Names:
Krapf, Norbert, 1943-

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.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Krapf, N. 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