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Claire, William F., papers 3

Identifier: GTM-151210

Content Description

Personal papers comprised of letters, articles and printed items relating to John Hardy, Sen. Jacob Javits, John F. Kennedy, Robert Lax and Thomas Merton, John S. Monagan, Raymond Roseliep, and Mark Van Doren.


  • 1958-2015
  • Majority of material found in 1970-2000

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Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical / Historical

William F. Claire was born in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1935. Claire graduated from Deerfield Academy in 1954 and received his bachelor's degree in 1958 from Columbia University. He studied at Georgetown University before joining the military. Claire also worked for the Pentagon, as well as in various public and private jobs in Washington DC early in his career. A notable writer and poet in his own right, Claire founded the literary magazine "Voyages" in 1967. Since its inception, "Voyages" has won a number of awards including a National Endowment for the Arts award. Claire's work has been published in "The American Scholar", "Antioch Review", "New York Times", "Smithsonian Magazine", "The Poetry Pilot" of the Academy of American Poets, as well as numerous other major publications. His poems have also been recorded for the Library of Congress archives. Honors include winning a Rockefeller Foundation Grant for residency in Belagio, Italy and he is a Yaddo and MacDowell scholar. Claire currently lives in both Lewes, Delaware and Naples, Florida, and is the owner of an antiquarian art and book business.

Source: New York Quarterly Poets Foundation, Inc.


0.21 Linear Feet (Hollinger Slim Document Case)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William F. Claire, 2015.

Related Materials

See also related collections:

William F. Claire papers GTMGamm409

William F. Claire papers 2, GTM110502

William F. Claire papers 3
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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