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The Poetry Collection is open to in-person research visits Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm (with some exceptions). Researchers are strongly encouraged to make an appointment ahead of time.
A University at Buffalo Libraries Special Collection, the Poetry Collection is the library of record for 20th- and 21st-century poetry in English. Founded in 1937 by Charles Abbott, the Poetry Collection now holds one of the world’s largest collections of poetry first editions and other titles, little literary magazines, broadsides and anthologies; a substantial collection of artworks; and more than 150 archives and manuscript collections from a wide range of poets, presses, magazines and organizations.
The James Joyce Collection. Comprising of more than 10,000 pages of the author’s working papers, notebooks, manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, portraits, publishing records, important memorabilia and ephemeral material, as well as Joyce’s private library and the complete body of significant Joyce criticism.View the Collection
Thursday November 17th, 2022
Francesca Mancino spent two weeks in August as the first Visiting Scholar supported by the Dr. John Bishop Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund. Francesca Mancino researched materials across the …
Wednesday April 20th, 2022
Established by Dr. Joseph Valente, UB Distinguished Professor, Department of English, the Dr. John Bishop Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund award provides up to $2,000 for visiting scholars and …
Thursday March 3rd, 2022
The Poetry Collection is pleased to announce its new exhibition, “That all books might published be”: Sylvia Beach’s Ulysses. This exhibit celebrates the centenary of Ulysses by James …