Smyth, Paul (1944-2006)
Scope:
The Paul Smyth collection contains manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, and personal memorabilia.

Manuscripts in the collection include poetry collections, including several unpublished poems, drafts, proofs, and corrections. Collections include Conversations (1974), Fifty Sonnets (1973), Native Grass (1972), Of His Affliction (1971), Shadowed Leaves (1973), and Thistles and Thorns (1977), though the collection also contains several early poetry and unpublished poems. In addition, the collection contains several handwritten versions of book reviews and other short works undertaken by Smyth

Printed material in the collection is extensive and consist of printed versions of much of Smyth’s short published works, mostly poetry and book reviews published and arranged by various literary journals and magazines. The collection also contains some publicity materials from the 1970s.

The collection also contains correspondence, both personal and professional. Letters are generally organized by subject, and range from contract and business matters to personal letters to family and friends and admirers.  The collection contains letters between Smyth and American author Elizabeth Coatsworth; other notable correspondents include Roger Angell, James Atlas, David Godine, John Frederick Nims, Ned Martin, Richard Wilbur, Roger Angell, Stewart Dabney, David B. Truman, Gorden Weaver, and Smyth’s son Joshua.

Other material includes biographical and personal materials, including resumes, grades, awards, legal  financial documents, postcards to and from family, and a few miscellaneous poems.
Notable Figures
1. Smyth, Paul, 1944-
Associated Subjects
1. Literary Collections Subject Guide
2. Poetry Subject Guide
3. American poetry -- 20th century.
4. Poets, American