The Working Library of Louise Bogan

Louise Bogan

Portrait of Louise Bogan

Louise Bogan was a distinguished American poet and the poetry editor at the New Yorker from 1931-1969. Once part of the library holdings of Western College, the working library of Louise Bogan is now housed in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections. Though portions of her personal papers can be found at both Amherst College and Princeton University, Bogan’s personal book collection is here at Miami. Approximately 2,000 volumes, the collection includes many annotated review copies of the works of her contemporaries, as well as her general poetry and literary criticism collections. A complete list of the items in her working library available in Special Collections may be found in the main library catalog.