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Robert Lax papers, 1938-1990 

Lax, Robert,
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17 linear feet (17 linear feet 32 boxes 1 package)
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Biographical Note

Poet & editor (Columbia University B.A., 1938) who was born in 1915.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and printed material of Lax. Included are letters of Mark and Dorothy Van Doren and Thomas Merton. The bulk of the collection is comprised of Lax's poetry and journal manuscripts, many written in Patmos and Kalymnos, Greece, and originally sent to Emil Antonucci of the Journeyman Press in New York for publication. Also, printed photographs and unprinted negatives of pictures taken by Lax, primarily in Greece.