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Lawrence Raab papers

Identifier: MC-289

Scope and Contents

The Lawrence Raab papers contain the papers of the Harry C. Payne Professor of Poetry, Lawrence Raab. The papers include course syllabi, introductions to poetry readings, correspondence, poetry and English assignments and exercises, workshop notes, activity reports, a Mellon Grant propsal, and sample applications for residencies at two artists communities at Yaddo located in Saratoga Srings, NY and the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. The majority of the papers relate to Raab's writing, primarily poetry, and include comments from other writers. Prof. Raab has provided his own inventory to the collection, paying special attention to his poems.


  • Majority of material found within 1964 - 2019

Conditions Governing Access

The Lawrence Raab papers are open for research. Researchers are encouraged to contact Special Collections staff prior to a visit.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions may be made upon request. Material in this collection is subject to copyright.


16.5 Linear Feet (32 manuscript boxes, letter; 2 half manuscript boxes, letter)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lawrence Raab, 2018-2019.


Lawrence Raab papers
Zepka, Laura and Brown, Sylvia Kennick
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Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives & Special Collections Repository

Sawyer Library
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267