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Maxine Bartow Papers

Identifier: 2002-0140

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence from Fielding Dawson to Maxine Bartow from 1959 through 1990. Also included are jacket proofs from several Dawson publications, two black and white photographs (1958), the manuscript of a short story, "Her Royal," written by Dawson, and several collections of poems by Robert Creeley.


  • 1958-1991


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


Macine Bartow was an editor at Reader's Digest.


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Language of Materials



Maxine Bartow and Fielding Dawson had a brief romance from March through May of 1959. The friendship between the two continued despite their separation and marriages to other people in the early 1960s, as demonstrated by the correspondence from Dawson. Also included is the manuscript of a short story by Dawson and the proofs of several of his publications. Two photographs, taken in 1958, are also in the collection.


The collection has been organized into three sections, determined by the format of the materials: Correspondence, Publications and Photographs.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Maxine Bartow in January 2003.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to literary materials, especially those associated with Black Mountain College, Charles Olson and the Beat Generation Poets. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Separated Material

Monographs and magazines have been removed from the collection and will be cataloged. Call numbers and locations will be provided in the Library's online catalog, HOMER.

Maxine Bartow Papers
[Maxine Bartow/Fielding Dawson Correspondence]
Archives & Special Collections staff
2002 December
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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