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Merrill Gillespie Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-0029

Scope and Content

The bulk of the collection consists of letters from Michael Rumaker to Merrill Gillespie documenting their early relationship while students at Black Mountain College as well as their long term friendship.

Dates

  • 1953-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1953 - 1956

Access

This 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.

Biography

Merrill Gillespie was a music compostion student at Black Mountain College (North Carolina) in the early 1950s.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection primarily consists of correspondence from poet Michael Rumaker to Merrill Gillespie. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1953 to 1956 when Michael Rumaker was a student at Black Mountain College and Merrill Gillespie was a music compostion student.

Acquisition Information

Materials were donated by Mr. Gillespie in 2004.

Related Material

Letters from Merrill Gillespie to Michael Rumaker are located in the Michael Rumaker Papers, 1957-2002. Archives & Special Collections also maintains collections of other students and writers from Black Mountain College. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Title
Merrill Gillespie Papers
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2004 June
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

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