Guide to the Arnold Kenseth papers, 1913-1997, n.d. | MC074

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Kenseth, Arnold
Title
Arnold Kenseth papers
ID
MC074
Date
1913-1997, undated
Extent
9.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contain the writings, correspondence, professional files, and personal materials of Arnold Kenseth, a poet, Congregational minister, and 1937 graduate of Bates College.

Preferred Citation

Arnold Kenseth papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

Arnold M. Kenseth was born on December 19, 1915 in Milton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Bates College in 1937 with a degree in English. From 1938 to 1941 he worked at Harvard University as curator of the Harvard College Library Poetry Room. There, he cared for the Edwin Arlington Robinson collection and the Amy Lowell collection. Intending to write on the relationship between poetry and religion, he met the Rev. Samuel H. Miller, who later became dean of Harvard Divinity School. It was Miller who interested Kenseth in the ministry. Kenseth received a bachelor's of sacred theology in 1944 and a master's in English in 1950 from Harvard. He initially served as minister at the Union Congregational Church in Ballardvale, Massachusetts (1943-1947) and then as the minister of South Congregational Church in Amherst, Massachusetts for 40 years. He also taught English at University of Massachusetts at Amherst and served as the school's chaplain. Along with Robert Frost, e.e. cummings, Archibald MacLeish, Wallace Stevens, Richard Wilbur and John Ciardi '38, he was audiotaped for the program New England Anthology by the National Association of Educational Broadcasters. Kenseth received first prize in the American Scholar Poetry Awards for his poem, "Death and Resurrection." His poetry was published in all the major poetry journals and many major magazines. He published nine books of his poems, the last in 2002. In 1965, he was charged by the National Committee on Worship of the United Church of Christ to rewrite and revise church liturgies. He translated Pablo Neruda's first book of poetry, Crepuscalario. He was a founder and board member of the Hampshire Committee on Civil Rights (1950-1970), and chair of the UNICEF drive (1952-1977) in Amherst. With his wife Betty J. Amey, whom he married in August 1940, Kenseth had three children: Elaine, Geoffrey, and Evan. Betty died in 2001, and Arnold Kenseth passed away on March 21, 2003.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the correspondence and published and unpublished poetry of Arnold Kenseth, Bates class of 1937. In addition, it includes professional materials related to his work as a minister at the South Congregational Church in South Amherst, Massachusetts for 40 years as well as service at other churches; miscellaneous personal items ranging from photographs to school papers; and materials related to his work manaing the Poetry Room at Harvard.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged into four series: I. Correspondence; II. Writings; III. Ministerial materials; and IV. Other personal and professional files.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Acquisition and Custody Information

Gift of Arnold Kenseth, 2000. Accession No.: 00-016, 00-029.

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Related Materials

Related Material

John Tagliabue papers, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Tagliabue, John, 1923---Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Poetry--20th century--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

 MC074/01 Correspondence 1928-1997, n.d.   5.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The series contains Kenseth's incoming and outgoing letters from friends, family, ministerial colleagues, writers, and other professional associates.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Box

A 1934-1989   

1

Abramson, Doris 1961-1991   

1

Albert, Samuel 1970   

1

Amherst College 1957-1981   

1

Andrews, Ben 1958, 1963-1972   

1

Archibald MacLeish Collection 1988-1989   

1

Atkins, Chandler 1979-1980   

1

Atkins, Howard 1997   

1

Axenroth, Joe (Rev.) 1954-1960   

1

Ba 1973-1989   

1

Babb, A.S. 1962-1963   

1

Barnum, William n.d.   

1

Bates Alumni 1935-1993, n.d.   

1

Bates Related 1935-1992   

1

Be 1960-1985, n.d.   

1

Bergman, Dottie 1971-1985   

1

Berry, Merrill 1953-1994, n.d.   

1

Berry, Shirley and Ray 1984-1993   

1

Bertocci, Angelo 1989-1996, n.d.   

1

Bertocci, Peter 1976   

1

Betsky, Seymour n.d.   

1

Bi-Bl 1952-1992   

1

Bo-Bu 1951-1995, n.d.   

1

Board of Home Missions 1958   

1

Boardman, Howard 1959-1992   

1

Boston Center for Adult Education 1941   

1

Bowman, Herbert (incoming) 1943-1993, n.d.   

1

Bowman, Herbert (outgoing) 1952-1995   

1

Boyle, Rosalie 1965   

1

Bradford, Joan 1988-1993   

1

Brandt, Herbert J. 1968-1992   

2

Brodhead, Warren 1969, n.d.   

2

Buchan, David, Mayra, Rharat Gavin 1975-1979   

2

Byington, Steven T. 1943, n.d.   

2

C 1947-1995   

2

Cadigan, George L. 1976-1991   

2

Chase, Elizabeth 1938-1941   

2

Chautauqua Institution 1971-1972   

2

Christian Century 1970-1994, n.d.   

2

Churchman, West 1935, n.d.   

2

Ciardi, John 1935-1997, n.d.   

2

Ciardi, John (copies) 1935-1940, n.d.   

2

Cifelli, Edward 1993-1997, n.d.   

2

Clark, David R. 1994, n.d.   

2

Clark, Deene 1972-1995, n.d.   

2

Coe, Chalmers 1968-1995, n.d.   

2

Coffin, Frank M. 1937-1997, n.d.   

2

Collins, Theodore and Mildred (incoming) 1950-1991, n.d.   

2

Collins, Theodore and Mildred (outgoing) 1969-1983   

2

Colorio, Gina 1992-1994, n.d.   

2

Connick, Charles 1936-1944, n.d.   

2

Copeland, Charles T. 1938, 1939, n.d.   

2

Cowles, Jennie 1978-1993, n.d.   

2

Coxe, Louis 1968-1971   

2

Craig, Don and May 1940-1989, n.d.   

2

Cronk, Eleanor W. n.d.   

2

D 1952-1995   

3

Darr, Bill 1983-1987, 1991-1994, n.d.   

3

Darr, Bill (mss) n.d.   

3

Dennis, John 1979-1993, n.d.   

3

Dias, Earl 1946   

3

Dodson, Owen 1936-1991, n.d.   

3

DuWors, Luella 1951-1995, n.d.   

3

DuWors, Pat and John 1977-1980, n.d.   

3

DuWors, Richard E. 1936-1979, n.d.   

3

DuWors, Richard E. n.d.   

3

E 1959-1993   

3

Eaton, Charles E. 1960-1971, n.d.   

3

Eaton, Dorothy Burnham 1951-1979, n.d.   

3

Eberhart, Richard, etal 1935-1993, n.d.   

3

Ecumenical Institute for Advanced Theological Studies 1972, n.d.   

3

Elliott, G. R. 1950   

3

Elliot, Marjorie 1972-1994, n.d.   

3

F 1932-1992   

4

Family Letters 1939-1954   

4

Family Letters 1960-1969   

4

Family Letters 1970-1975   

4

Family Letters 1976-1979   

4

Family Letters 1980-1985   

4

Family Letters 1986-1989   

4

Family Letters 1990-1995   

4

Family Letters n.d.   

4

Farber, Norma 1970, 1971, n.d.   

4

Fenner, Mareile 1990-1995   

4

Fortress Press 1973-1987   

4

Fredland, Roger 1934-1937, n.d.   

4

G 1952-1995   

5

Gardiner, Lorraine 1988-1992, n.d.   

5

Gardiner, Robert 1986, n.d.   

5

Garrigue, Jean 1969, n.d.   

5

Gezork, Ellen 1993, n.d.   

5

Gibson, Ray "Crazy Times" Article 1960, 1969, 1993, n.d.   

5

Gillman, Richard 1956, 1968-1969, n.d.   

5

Greene, David and Catherine 1942-1995, n.d.   

5

Greene, Theodore 1969, 1972   

5

Gregg, Leah 1992   

5

Gregory, Hoosag K. n.d.   

5

Griffin, Robert (Rev.) 1978   

5

H 1937-1993   

5

Haddad, Abdo 1943-1958   

5

Hampshire Committee on Civil Liberties 1952-1953   

5

Harding, Richard 1982-1983, 1986-1993, n.d.   

5

Harper, Robert S. 1983, 1991-1992, n.d.   

5

Hart, Richard H. 1941, n.d.   

5

Hatada, Koichi 1974-1981   

5

Hatch, Owen (related) 1984   

5

Haverluck, Bob 1980-1991, n.d.   

5

Hendry, Dagmar (Digsie) 1969-1990, n.d.   

5

Holmes, John 1939-1957, n.d.   

6

Honig, Edwin 1968, n.d.   

6

Hopkins, Robert Stoddart, Jr. 1967-1970, n.d.   

6

Humphries, Rolfe 1968-1969, n.d.   

6

Hunter, Arlene 1978-1988   

6

I-J 1951-1995   

6

Ingalls, Jeremy 1964-1968   

6

Ives, Phil and Dorothy 1959-1994, n.d.   

6

James, Mary and Bob n.d.   

6

Jamieson, Tim 1982, 1983, n.d   

6

Jellema, Rod 1991   

6

Johnson, Larry n.d.   

6

Jovanovich, Borko 1992   

6

Junkins, Donald 1965, n.d.   

6

K 1952-1997   

6

Kemp, Lysander 1978   

6

Kemp, Norman 1949   

6

Kerr, Hugh T. 1975   

6

Kirk, Geneva 1977   

6

Kjenseth, Kerstin and Others 1965-1994   

6

Koehler, Stanley and Gene 1969-1994, n.d.   

6

L 1928-1994   

6

Langland, Joseph 1997, n.d.   

6

LaPointe, Lee 1992-1993, n.d.   

6

Leamon, Thomas 1957, 1994, n.d.   

6

Leax, John (Interview with Arnold Kenseth) 1959-1979, n.d.   

6

Lesser, Simon n.d.   

6

Letters of recommendation 1944-1982   

Access Restrictions

Restricted to protect personal privacy.

6

Letters of Thanks, etc. (For Religious Services) 1957-1984, n.d.   

6

Lindholm, Jane 1991   

6

Longsworth, Charles n.d.   

6

M 1943-1993   

7

MacLeish, Archibald 1976-1996, n.d.   

7

Maranda, Bruce 1970-1980   

7

Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ 1976-1994   

7

May, William 1970-1993, n.d.   

7

Mayo, Edward and Myra 1945-1946, 1978-1993, n.d.   

7

McDonald, Mary 1976-1986, n.d.   

7

McGovern, Margaret 1940-1942, n.d.   

7

McGovern, Margaret n.d.   

7

McKean, Philip, Debbie and Family 1976-1992, n.d.   

7

Milton Woman's Club Scholarship Loan Fund 1945-1970   

7

Minear, Dick n.d.   

7

Minear, Paul 1973-1994, n.d.   

7

Mitchell, Bob 1965, 1991, 1995, n.d.   

7

Moebius, William 1969-1986, n.d.   

7

Moody, Patricia 1995, n.d.   

7

Morgan, Janet 1968-1979, n.d.   

7

Morse, Mervyn 1978-1993   

7

Myhrman, Mildred 1968, 1988   

7

N-O 1952-1991   

7

Napier, Davie and Joy 1964-1995, n.d.   

7

Neilson, George 1970-1992, n.d.   

7

Onat, Marion 1959-1993   

8

Ostle, Robert 1958-1987, n.d.   

8

P 1945-1992   

8

Paine, Ron 1990-1994, n.d.   

8

Pedrick, Jean 1968-1970, n.d.   

8

Pepper, Max 1974-1997, n.d.   

8

Philips, Tony n.d.   

8

Pierce, Albert 1941-1952, n.d.   

8

Poole, William 1982-1991, n.d.   

8

Poole, William E. 1963, 1964   

8

Poor, Henry 1958-1978, n.d.   

8

Poor, Judith 1964, 1968, 1989, 1996, n.d.   

8

Post, Avery 1970-1996, n.d.   

8

Postcards 1950-1985   

8

Powell, Oliver 1976-1995, n.d.   

8

Preble, Fred n.d.   

8

Prescott, Joe 1939-1993, n.d.   

8

Prince, Gregory 1977   

8

Pringle, Mildred 1978-1983, n.d.   

8

Publishers (misc.) 1944-1995   

8

Putney, Clifford 1982-1995   

8

Q 1976-1995   

8

R 1968-1992   

9

Rainford, Sheila 1969-1986   

9

Raymond, Meredith 1978, 1992-1995, n.d.   

9

Reall, Genevieve 1969-1986, n.d.   

9

Riddington, Arthur and Isabel 1957-1994   

9

Rouner, Arthur A Jr. 1959-1993   

9

S 1949-1995   

9

Sarton, May 1941-1996, n.d.   

9

Satern, Leland 1983-1991   

9

Schaper, Donna 1994, n.d.   

9

Schoonmaker, James and Rose Elaine 1959, 1977-1995   

9

Shaw, Maude 1943   

9

Shepherd, Barrie J. 1992, n.d.   

9

Simmons, Edgar J. 1968-1969, n.d.   

9

Slavitt, David 1965, 1966   

9

Slifer, Morris D. 1966-1967   

9

Smith College 1969, 1980, n.d.   

9

Smythe, Daniel 1968-1970   

9

South Amherst Letters (variety) 1953-1955, n.d.   

9

Stendahl, Krister 1957-1979, n.d.   

9

Stone, Shirley (Garrett) 1942-1945, n.d.   

9

Stoneburner, Tony 1970, 1971   

9

Stoughton, Arlene n.d.   

9

T 1968-1995   

10

Tagliabue, John 1941-1995, n.d.   

10

Tucker, Robert 1961-1982, n.d.   

10

Turco, Louis 1968, n.d.   

10

U-V 1960-1995   

10

UNICEF 1973-1986   

10

United Church Herald 1966-1968   

10

United Church Herald 1968-1972, n.d.   

10

United Church Press 1969-1978, n.d.   

10

University of North Carolina Press 1967-1975   

10

Unsworth, Richard 1976-1991   

10

Van Doren, Mark 1968, n.d.   

10

W 1946-1993   

10

Warren, Gretchen Fishe 1943, n.d.   

10

Wass, Stan and Ruth 1944-1991, n.d.   

10

Westerhoff, John H. II 1967, n.d.   

10

Westminster Press 1975-1976   

10

Whitman, Ruth 1968, n.d.   

10

Wilbur, Richard 1986-1993, n.d.   

11

Wilder, Amos 1941-1994, n.d.   

11

Williams, Marsden 1992   

11

Wilson, Whitelaw and Peggy 1973-1978, n.d.   

11

Winder, Barbara 1974, n.d.   

11

Woolman, Hill 1960, 1972   

11

XYZ 1963-1983   

11

Zerby, Rayborn 1935-1990, n.d.   

11

Zossima 1984-1985   

11

Unidentified 1965-1994, n.d.   

11

Unidentified - A Firstnames 1959-1984   

11

Unidentified - B Firstnames 1952-1994, n.d.   

11

Unidentified - C and D Firstnames 1953-1992, n.d.   

11

Unidentified - E, F, G Firstnames 1944-1986, n.d.   

11

Unidentified - H, J, K, L Firstnames 1946-1993, n.d.   

11

Unidentified - M, N, O, P, R, S, T, W Firstnames 1947-1995, n.d.   

11

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 MC074/02 Writings 1929-1996, n.d.   2.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

The series contains Kenseth's writings, as well as the work of several friends and colleagues. There are several folders related to Kenseth's books, including: Poems of Protest; Holy Merriment; A Cycle of Praise; Sabbaths, Sacraments, and Seasons; and Prayers for Worship Leaders. There is also a significant amount of material related to his work as poetry editor for the United Church Herald, and his academic writings from years at Bates and Harvard.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.

Box

Articles written by others   

1

Book reviews   

1

Christian poetry anthology [proposed book]: Correspondence with Chad Walsh 1962-1979   

1

Christian poetry anthology [proposed book]: outline and poems   

1

Christian poetry anthology [proposed book]: poems 1970-1976   

1

Christian poetry anthology [proposed book]: poems of Chad Walsh and others   

1

Correspondence and biographical material related to publishing Arnold Kenseth's poems   

1

Correspondence and related material regarding Arnold Kenseth's poems, publications and presentations   

1

Correspondence regarding Arnold Kenseth's poems 1959, 1968-1974   

1

"A Cycle of Praise" - correspondence (incoming) 1945-1953   

1

"A Cycle of Praise" - correspondence (outgoing) 1952-1953   

1

"A Cycle of Praise" - proofs   

1

"Ecology" [proposed poetry anthology]. Letters and poems 1970   

2

"Ecology" [proposed poetry anthology]. Letters and poems 1970-1971   

2

"Hail C.J.C." musical score with words by Arnold Kenseth   

2

"Holy Merriment" and American Scholar prize related material   

2

"Holy Merriment" excerpt reprint   

2

"Holy Merriment" poets and friends   

2

"Holy Merriment" press   

2

"Hyacinths and Biscuits" published in United Church Herald Dec. 1967   

2

"I've Got a Secret Script" transcript   

2

Misc. writings of Arnold Kenseth   

2

Misc. writings of others   

2

Notes re: Edwin Arlington Robinson 1940   

2

Outline for a book [?]   

2

"The Pastor's Study" transcript of radio show with Arnold Kenseth 1954   

2

Poem: "An Adoration for Christmas." Mss. 1953   

3

Poem: "As if with Angles." Mss. Undated   

3

Poem: "Bird, Fox, and I." Worksheet Undated   

3

Poem: "Brown Creeper." Mss. 1944   

3

Poem: "Christmas Pageant." Mss. Undated   

3

Poem: "Death and Resurrection." Mss. Undated   

3

Poem: "Durer's Nativity." Mss. Undated   

3

Poem: "Exhibit." Printed versions. 1945, 1959   

3

Poem: "Family Trees." Printed version. 1970   

3

Poem: "Flight into Egypt." Mss. Undated   

3

Poem: "The Hands of God." Mss. Undated   

3

Poem: "Marriage Song." Mss. Undated   

3

Poem: "Pacifist" and "Disavowers of Angels." Worksheets. Undated   

3

Poem: "Sleep, O Gentle Sleep." Mss. Undated   

3

Poem: "Summer Student" and "Lady Among the Flowers." Worksheets. Undated   

3

Poem: "Uneasy Rides" and "Reed Near New Jersey." Worksheets Undated   

3

"Poems about Women." Part of "Archibald MacLeish-A Birthday Tribute." Helen Ellis commentator. Greenfield Community College May 5, 1983   

3

Poems- early 1933, n.d.   

3

Poems from Bates College 1933-1937   

3

Poems from English A-5, Harvard University 1938-1941   

3

Poems from high school 1929-1933   

3

Poems for Christmas, etc. 1946-1996   

3

Poems - misc. 1930, n.d.   

3

Poems - misc., including some by other authors   

3

"Poems of Protest." Correspondence   

4

"Poems of Protest." Correspondence with MacMillan (Clement Alexandre). 1965-1970   

4

"Poems of Protest." Permission lettesr 1966-1967   

4

Poems, sermons, and essays [for possible anthology ?]   

4

Poems to revise, review   

4

Poems written in Ballardvale   

4

Poetry journals   

4

"Prayers for Worship Leaders." Contract   

4

"Prayers for Worship Leaders." Correspondence with Fortress Press and clippings   

4

"Prayers for Worship Leaders." Correspondence with MacMillan (Clement Alexandre)   

4

"Prayers for Worship Leaders." Invoices   

4

"Prayers for Worship Leaders." Letters of response to requests for prayers   

4

"Prayers for Worship Leaders." Misc.   

4

"Prayers for Worship Leaders." Original sampling of 42 prayers   

4

"Prayers for Worship Leaders." Prayers collected from various sources   

4

"Reflections of an Unprofitable Servant" (Ms. II) [and other poems]   

4

"The Ritual Year." Publicity   

4

"Sabbaths, Sacraments and Seasons." Correspondence and programs   

4

"Sabbaths, Sacraments and Seasons." Prospectus   

4

School paper: "Edwin Arlington Robinson." Ts. Undated   

4

School paper: "Emerson's Concept of the Poet." Ts. 1938   

4

School paper: "A General Analysis of Hamlin Garland's 'Return of the Private'" Undated   

4

School paper: "Notes on a Study of Edwin Arlington Robinson." Ts. Undated   

4

School paper: "'Ponce de Leon': An Interpretation." For English 180b. Ts.   

4

School paper: "A Re-interpretation of Amaranth." Ts. Undated   

4

School paper: "Society and Solitude: A Study in the Social Philosophy of Edwin Arlington Robinson." Ts.   

4

School papers from English A-5, Harvard University   

5

School papers from Bates College 1933-1937   

5

School papers - misc.   

5

School work - misc.   

5

United Church Herald. "Christmas Anthology II"   

5

United Church Herald. Correspondence 1968   

5

United Church Herald. Correspondence and related material to reply to for various reasons   

5

United Church Herald. Poems August 1968   

5

United Church Herald. Poems Sept. 1968   

5

United Church Herald. Poems Oct. 1968   

5

United Church Herald. Poems Nov. 1968   

5

United Church Herald. Poems Dec. 1968   

5

United Church Herald. Poems Feb. 1969   

5

United Church Herald. Poems Mar. 1969   

5

United Church Herald. Poems Mar.-Aug. 1970   

5

United Church Herald. Poems Oct. 1970   

5

United Church Herald. Poems Dec. 1970   

5

United Church Herald. Poems Mar. 1971   

5

United Church Herald. Poems June 1971   

5

United Church Herald. Poems and letters   

5

United Church Herald. Poems published 1968-1970   

5

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 MC074/03 Ministerial materials 1943-1993, n.d.   0.5 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Materials related to Kenseth's ministerial work at Union Congregational Church in Ballardvale, Massachusetts (1943-1947) and South Congregational Church in Amherst, Massachusetts (1949-1989), including church programs, sermons, prayers, ephemera, and clippings.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.

Box

Church programs - misc.   

1

Letters of ministerial comfort 1969-1988   

Access Restrictions

Restricted to protect personal privacy.

1

Ministerial profile 1952, 1984   

1

Prairie Christian Training Center, Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask. 1980   

1

Sermon - Mik[?] Oulette   

1

Sermons and prayers   

1

South Congregational Church - correspondence 1951-1993, n.d.   

1

South Congregational Church - ephemera and clippings   

1

South Congregational Church - minutes   

1

South Congregational Church - pastor reports   

1

South Congregational Church - sermon for 150th anniversary (draft) Nov. 1974   

1

South Congregational Church - services   

1

Union Congregational Church (Ballardvale, Ma.) - membership list 1947   

1

Union Congregational Church (Ballardvale, Ma.) - publicity Sept. 1943-Apr. 1944   

1

Union Congregational Church (Ballardvale, Ma.) - publicity Apr. 1944-Apr. 1945   

1

Union Congregational Church (Ballardvale, Ma.) - publicity Apr. 1945-Apr. 1946   

1

Union Congregational Church (Ballardvale, Ma.) - publicity Apr. 1946-Apr. 1947   

1

Union Congregational Church (Ballardvale, Ma.) - services (Baptism, marriage, funeral)   

1

Union Congregational Church (Ballardvale, Ma.) - misc.   

1

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 MC074/04 Other personal and professional files 1913-1997, n.d.   1.0 linear foot

Scope and Content Note

A variety of personal and professional materials, including grant applications to support Kenseth's writings, his vitae, college and graduate school momentos, material related to his oversight of the Harvard Poetry Room, and his work with a variety of poetry clubs.

Organization and Arrangement

Alphabetical by folder title.

Box

Academy of American Poets   

1

Bates College - alumni letters 1946   

1

Bates College - class of 1937 letters 1971-1997, n.d.   

1

Bates College - class of 1937 reunions 1964-1987   

1

Bates College mementos 1933-1947, 1959, 1997   

1

Biographical material 1952-1995   

1

Birth certificates for Arnold and Betty Kenseth 1913, 1915   

1

Calligraphy on James Agee by Jean Smith (a gift to Arnold Kenseth)   

1

Clippings and ephemera - Amherst   

1

Clippings and ephemera - Harvard   

1

Clippings and ephemera - general   

1

Clippings re: Arnold Kenseth   

1

Correspondence re: teaching positions   

1

Dossier for University of Massachusetts, English Dept. 1967-1969, n.d.   

1

Financial records   

1

Funding requests 1974   

1

Grant applications   

1

Harvard Poetry Room report and misc. other material 1938-1941   

2

Harvard Poetry Room report 1941   

2

Harvard University - misc. materials   

2

Keepsakes - family   

2

Keepsakes - misc.   

2

New England Poetry Club - newsletters and minutes 1935-1973, n.d.   

2

Notes, to-do lists, etc.   

2

Photographs   

2

Poetry Society of America   

2

Teaching material - lecture on E. A. Robinson's Man Against Sky and Eros and Turannos 1960   

2

Teaching material [?]   

2

Vitae   

2

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