The collection represents four primary bequests and several smaller gifts and purchases: Brom Weber presented his copies of Crane correspondence and writings to Yale in l953; Philip Horton donated his Crane material in 1954; Norman Holmes Pearson presented his collection of Crane letters in 1954; and John Baker gave his Crane papers in 1967 and 1976. Malcolm Cowley had already given Yale seventeen of Crane's letters in 1949, and Matthew Josephson added another letter in 1960. James Laughlin turned over the Greenberg manuscripts in 1984. Yale also purchased letters from Crane to Anita Brenner, Peggy Baird Cowley, and Charmion von Wiegand.
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Hart Crane Collection. Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.