Sewell, Elizabeth (1919-2001)
Scope:
The Elizabeth Sewell collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, audio, legal material, professional documents, personal memorabilia, and other items.

Manuscripts in the collection include almost all the writings produced by Sewell. The earliest writings are poems written by Sewell in 1926 when she was 7 years old. The collection contains countless poems, both published not published, dating from 1926 to 2000. In addition the collection of manuscripts is comprised of drafts, revisions, corrections, and final versions of novels, short stories, lectures, essays, and reviews. Notable manuscripts in the collection include An Idea, and Lewis Carrol: Voices from France along with numerous short stories and poems.

Much of the correspondence in the collection relates to the professional career of Sewell  as an educator. Letters detail offers for teaching positions at various colleges, including Fordham, Cal State, Central Washington State, and Jackson State College. Also included are letters to and from agents, editors, publishers, and administrators, along with some personal letters to and from friends and family. Notable correspondents include Leo McLaughlin, George McMahon, Naomi Burton, Giorgio Tagliacozzo, S.E. Luria, Hannah Arendt, William Poeteat, Thomas W. Roberts, Anthony Sirignano, and Marda Messick.  Correspondences in the collection dates from 1949 to 2000.

Printed material in the collection includes copies of newspapers, magazines, and literary journals, and newsletters from different colleges.

Professional material in the collection includes office files, financial and business documents, lecture notes, press clippings, student recommendations, class registers,  publicity materials, an address book, several daybooks, calendars, research material, and poetry and other works dedicated to Sewell by others.

Sewell’s personal memorabilia includes awards, diplomas, juvenalia, resumes, scrapbooks depicting family vacations and family pictures, diaries (1975-1979), one framed poem, and Sewell’s obituary .

The collection contains a number of photographs, including photographs of Sewell herself and her family, photographs of events and poetry readings, and other miscellaneous photographs dating from 1960 to 1995.

Audio and video material includes recordings on cassette of Sewell reading her poetry; an audiobook of several authors reading Sewell’s work; an interview with Ben Ladner (1975); and as several taped lectures.
Notable Figures
1. Sewell, Elizabeth
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- Poetry Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Criticism Subject Guide
4. Poetry Subject Guide
5. Helen Deutsch Research Section
6. Women authors, Indian
7. Women poets, Indian
8. Women college teachers -- United States
9. English literature -- Study and teaching -- United States
10. Women poets, American
11. American poetry -- 20th century.
12. American literature -- Women authors
13. Videotapes
14. Women authors, American
15. American literature--20th century
16. Audiotapes
17. Photographs
18. Diaries