Collections of H.D.'s Works
Here you will find information on collections of H.D.'s works. You can search the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC) to locate items relating to H.D.; items listed in NUCMC may not be listed here. The (See also H.D.'s Friends and Associates for information on other collections of interest that may also contain materials by H.D.)
The H.D. Papers at Yale University:
For information on the availability of the
archive, write or call the Curator of the Yale Collection of American
Literature. The following links may be of interest:
The H.D. Papers Finding Aid (at Yale); Notes on folder contents contributed by researchers
The POOL Films (including Borderline):
POOL, a publishing enterprise and production company, was formed by Bryher
and Robert Macpherson, in 1926. H.D. was a partner in this enterprise as
well as appearing in the films. The only extant film is Borderline (1930);
only fragments survive of Wing Beat (1927) and Foothills (1929). (H.D.
was in all three, and Bryher was in Borderline.)
The Yale University
Finding Aid Database (Searchable)
The Guide to the
Beinecke Library Collection of American Literature
The Beinecke Library Home Page
The Beinecke Library on Flickr, which includes one of H.D.'s scrapbooks
Renting or purchasing Borderline on DVD: a four disc boxed set put out by Criterion.
Borderline is available in the set Paul Robeson: Portraits of an Artist,
Viewing the fragments or Borderline (Film):
16mm fragments of Wing Beat, Foothills, and "Macpherson material,"
and the complete film Borderline may be
viewed at the Museum of Modern Art
Film Study Center, 11 West 53rd Street,
New York, NY 10019. (Contact Charles Silver.)
Renting or Purchasing Borderline (Film, U.S.):
Borderline is available for both rental and purchase from the
Museum of Modern Art
Circulating Film Library, 11 W. 53rd Street, New York, NY, 10019.
(Contact Marilyn Mancino.) They have two circulating 16mm prints which rent
for $125 plus shipping. You can purchase a print for $750.
Renting or Purchasing Borderline (Film, Britain):
The British Film Institute, Film and Video Distribution Department, 21
Stephen Street, London W1P 1PC (Tel. 0171 255 1444) also arranges rental
and purchase of Borderline.
Information about Borderline on the web:
Selected other collections (alphabetical by repository):
- Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections holds the H.D. and Bryher Papers, c. 1916-1972, correspondence and miscellaneous materials.
- Houghton Library Manuscript Dept. at
Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) Letters between H.D., Richard Aldington, and Amy Lowell; Some of these letters were published by Yoshiko
Kita in her PhD thesis, Imagism Reconsidered, With
Special Reference to the Early Poetry of HD, Durham University, 1995.
- Lilly Library at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN): unpublished letters by H.D. in the Pound Mss. II Collection.
Manuscript Collections, University of Maryland (College Park, MD, partially processed): individual items related to H.D.
- Rosenbach Foundation (Philadelphia, PA): H.D.'s letters to Marianne Moore (presently unpublished)
- University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries, Special Collections Dept. holds the Francis Wolle Collection on Hilda Doolittle (MS 12), 1929-1973.
- University of Michigan Special Collections Library (Ann Arbor, MI): letter from H.D. to Maurice Browne sending a copy of her translation of the Chrouses from the Iphigeneia in Aulis, by Euripides.
- Washington University Library at St. Louis Special Collections (St. Louis, MO): Ija Adler papers, 1932-1967 (American bookman and collector) contain items by H.D. and Richard Aldington; also a presentation copy of Ion, "Spec copy: Bears the bookplate of H. D.; from the library of Ivy Compton-Burnett, bearing the translator's initialled autograph presentation inscription to her dated 28 March 1943;" also an autographed copy of Sea Garden. Descriptions of all these items can be examined by searching for "H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)" in their library catalog.
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