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Patric Dickinson Papers
Extent: 2 boxes = 1 foot
Name of Creator: Patric Dickinson
Custodial History: Source unknown.
Scope and Content:
The Patric Dickinson papers contain poetry manuscripts ranging from his early years as a poet to the manuscripts of poems included in his 1970 book, More Than Time. Much of the poetry is on loose leaf paper, though there are two bound notebooks with handwritten poetry. Also included in the collection are a number of radio play manuscripts, a typescript of his play The Golden Touch, and manuscripts of essays. The radio play manuscripts aired on the BBC Third Programme Radio between 1958 and 1970. According to Dickinson's note, The Golden Touch was performed in 1962. Much of the poetry contains notation from Dickinson as he sorted through the material in preparation for donation.
Patric Dickinson was a poet, anthologist, and scholar who worked at the BBC during World War II and wrote full time from 1948. He published numerous collections of his own poetry and translations of classical literature, as well as serving as an editor of anthologies.
Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888
Clough, Arthur Hugh, 1819-1861
Davies, W. H. (William Henry), 1871-1940
Dickinson, Patric, 1914-1994
Owen, Wilfred, 1893-1918
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849
Rosenberg, Isaac, 1890-1918
Sorley, Charles Hamilton, 1895-1915
Thomas, Edward, 1878-1917
System of Arrangement: Arranged in 3 series: 1. Essays. 2. Poetry. 3. Radio Broadcasts and Plays. Series 1 is arranged chronologically. Series 2 is arranged chronologically and undated material is arranged alphabetically by title or first line. Series 3 is arranged chronologically.
Conditions of Access and Use: The collection is open for research use.
Physical Access: Physical property rights in the collection were transferred to Northern Illinois University Libraries. All other literary rights and copyrights remain with the creators of the materials or their designated heirs. The materials in this collection are available for research to qualified scholars as determined by the Northern Illinois University Libraries without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction of materials is available at the discretion of RBSC staff. All materials reproduced from this collection should bear the credit line, "Patric Dickinson Papers, Rare Books and Special Collections, Northern Illinois University." In general, Rare Books and Special Collections is not the copyright holder for its materials. It is the responsibility of the patron to adhere to all applicable copyright law when seeking permission to publish.
Language and Scripts of the Material: English
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Unknown.
Accruals: No further accruals are expected.