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Guide to the Hubert Creekmore collection on Ezra Pound
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Description
This collection is primarily comprised of correspondence, notes, and other material regarding Ezra Pound's interactions with Hubert Creekmore and other individuals during the mid-twentieth century. Included are notes pertaining to the books Translations of Ezra Pound and The Cantos by Ezra Pound as well as a selection of Pound's personal items such as a visiting card and travel ticket. Additionally, this collection includes advance uncorrected proofs (hand-annotated by T.S. Eliot), galley proofs, and other material regarding This Difficult Individual, Ezra Pound by Eustace Mullins.
Background
Hubert Creekmore was born on January 16, 1907 in Water Valley, Mississippi. At a young age Creekmore developed an interest in writing poems and stories. This interest continued to develop over the years through education. In 1927, he graduated from the University of Mississippi and would later receive a Masters degree in American Literature from Columbia University. Creekmore's first volume of poetry, Personal Sun, was published in 1940. Soon thereafter he joined the United States Navy and served in World War II from 1942-1945. His passion for writing continued and he was able to write his second volume of poetry, The Stone Ants, while stationed in the Pacific. After World War II he worked as an editor, free-lance writer, teacher, lecturer, and translator before eventually returning to writing full time. In 1946, his first novel, The Fingers of Night, was published followed by two more novels in subsequent years. Hubert Creekmore died on May 23, 1966 in New York.
Extent
3.5 linear feet (1 document box, 1 phase box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California 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 by the researcher.
Availability
This collection is open for research.