The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and objects documenting the life and work of Ralph C. Hamm. The two letters from Hamm to his mother, Margaret E. Hamm, deal with Hamm's writing, publication of his work, and prison life, including race relations, at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution, Walpole. There is also a memorandum from the Walpole facility. Writings include a typescript draft of a play and typescript drafts of poems from the collection Dear Stranger/The Wayfarer.
Purchased from Waiting for Godot Books on the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts & Letters Fund, 2004. Ralph C. Hamm, III, poet.
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Ralph C. Hamm Collection. Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.