The First Appearances Collection consists of over 1,300 periodicals containing the "first appearance," or first public dissemination, of many noteworthy 20th century literary works. Spanning 1915 to 1977, the First Appearances Collection contains pieces such as "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway, "Ulysses" by James Joyce, and "Ship of Fools" by Katherine Anne Porter. Some works are presented in their totality while others are presented in serial format. The collection is also notable for its early editions of publications such as Time Magazine, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic Monthly, as well as more specialized publications such as the Yale Quarterly Review. Authors represented in this collection include Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Jack Kerouac, Langston Hughes, Flannery O'Connor, Gertrude Stein, Amiri Baraka, and more.
Majority of material found within 1915-1977
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This collection is open for research.
Duplication and Copyright Information
Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.
The collection is intellectually arranged alphabetically by author's last name.
Special Collections has extensive holdings of Maryland, American, British, and international literature, among them the Authors and Poets collection, which contains the works and correspondences of "First Appearances" authors such as William Carlos Williams, John Updike, Amiri Baraka, and Richard Aldington.
In addition, Special Collections houses works by Katherine Anne Porter , Djuna Barnes, Robert Frost, and Ernest Hemingway, as well as the correspondences of William Faulkner and Robert Frost.
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Finding aid written in English
2011-08-27: EAD markup checked and verified using Oxygen software by Jennie Levine Knies, January 2010.
2017-04-12: Finding aid title and agent links revised; related accessions related; series extent and scope and contents notes, finding aid filing title and description rule added by Maya Riser-Kositsky, April 2017.
2017-05-09: Related accessions added, related materials revised and top containers added by Maya Riser-Kositsky, May 2017.