Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Robinson Jeffers Collection COL-022
COL-022  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (162.05 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) was an American poet who is primarily known for the works he produced in and about the central coast of California. This collection is comprised of several donations of Jeffers' manuscripts and letters, as well as collected research materials from researchers and bibliographers, publications and newsletters on Jeffers, and correspondence with Occidental College concerning the Jeffers collection, memorial events, and exhibitions.
Background
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) was an American poet who is primarily known for the works he produced in and about the central coast of California. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jeffers moved with his family to Los Angeles in 1903, and graduated from Occidental College in 1905. In 1913, Jeffers and Una Call Kuster were married, and moved to Carmel, California. Here, Jeffers constructed a small stone home for his family, which he named Tor House. The couple had a daughter who died after birth in 1914, and twin sons in 1916.
Extent
105.0 Linear feet 174 boxes, 2 flat file drawers, and assorted framed works and memorabilia
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from holdings must be submitted in writing to the Special Collections Department. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
Collection is open for research.