Biographical sketch of William E. Stafford
A one-page biographical sketch of poet William E. Stafford (1914-1993), a native of Hutchinson, Kansas and a graduate of the University of Kansas.
- March 1963
- Stafford, William, 1914-1993 (Person)
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Biography of William E. Stafford
William Edgar Stafford was born in 1914 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He received B. A. and M. A. degrees from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. from Iowa State University. During World War Ii, he served for four years in a camp for conscientious objectors, and afterward was employed in San Francisco as educational secretary for Church World Service, a relief organization. In 1948, he became an English instructor at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon. Stafford's poems have been published in many magazines and anthologies. His published collections of poems included West of the City (1960) and Traveling Through the Dark (1962), which won the 1963 National Book Award. Stafford died in 1993.
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This 1-page biographical sketch of William E. Stafford includes various quotations from Stafford regarding his life. The typescript, dated March 1963, is unsigned.
RH MS P668
This biographical sketch, enclosed in an envelope affixed to the inside front cover of the following publication, was separated from the publication in 1985: Stafford, William, 1914-1993 Traveling through the dark [poems] RH B2042, Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
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Biographical sketch of William E. Stafford, Kansas Collection, RH MS P668, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries
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