Columbia Acquires Author Dawn Powell Archives ☆

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University now retains the archives of author Dawn Powell. The collection includes works that capture her life experiences in New York City from the 1930’s through the 1950’s.

Powell, a New York novelist whose posthumous literary collection includes Gore Vidal, Edmund Wilson and Matthew Josephson, hundreds of short stories, ten plays, fifteen novels and extended diary volumes throughout her lifetime. Despite the remarkable production of work, Powell’s career was not widely regarded during her lifetime. There has been a resurgence among readers in recent years.

The material is currently available in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Those interested in viewing it should contact the department: rbml@columbia.edu or 212-854-5590.

Bibliography:

Columbia University Libraries Acquires Author Dawn Powell Archives. (2013, March 13). LibraryWeb Home. Retrieved March 15, 2013, from http://library.columbia.edu/news/libraries/2013/2013-3-12_Dawn_Powell_Archives.h

Williams, J. (2013, March 13). Columbia Acquires Dawn Powell Archives. The New York Times Online. Retrieved March 14, 2013, from Williams, J. (2013, March 13). Columbia Acquires Dawn Powell Archives – NYTimes.com. Culture and the Arts – ArtsBeat Blog – NYTimes.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013, from http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/13/columbia-acquires-dawn-powell-archives/