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E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State, The State University of New York

Archives & Special Collections: David Lampe Poetry Collection [1960-2011]

Descriptive Summary

Title: The David Lampe Poetry Collection

Date Span: [1960-2011], excluding monographs

Acquisition Number: N/A

Creator: David Lampe; various authors

Donor: David Lampe

Date of Acquisition: 2006

Extent: Archival: 3 boxes; 4.5 linear ft.—Monographic: 1800+ books; 41 linear ft.

Language: English

Location: Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State 

Processed: 2007

Information on Use

The David Lampe Poetry Collection is open for research. The monographic (book) collection is still growing; Archivists can provide updated lists of materials.

Reproduction of Materials: 
See Archivist for information on reproducing materials from this collection, including photocopies, digital camera images, or digital scans, as well as copyright restrictions that may pertain to these materials. 

Even though all reasonable and customary best-practices have been pursued, this collection may contain materials with confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the SUNY Buffalo State assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation: 
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, The David Lampe Poetry Collection, Archives & Special Collections Department, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.

Biographical Note:
The David Lampe Collection of archival and book material represents the first holdings obtained under the E. H. Butler Library's "Special Collections of Special Professors" initiative. Dr. Lampe, a native Iowan, earned his PhD from the University of Nebraska, and taught at Buffalo State College for over 35 years. His areas of interest and research range from Medieval to modern poetry. Dr. Lampe's subject expertise is reflected in his donation to E. H. Butler Library. The collection is comprised of two parts, representing Dr. Lampe’s collection of monographs as well as correspondence/subject files.

Scope and Contents:
Monographic Material: The David Lampe Collection is partially comprised of 940+ books of research materials, general interest, and poetry texts, written by American, Australian, Canadian, English, and Irish authors. Many of these books are rare, first editions, and/or signed by the authors. A complete catalogue of holdings maintained by Buffalo State College can be accessed here: The David Lampe Collection

Archival Material: Also included in the donation are over 85 correspondence and subject files, representing Dr. Lampe's work with and study of various local, national, and global poets. These files contain background information, poems and copies of poems and other works, correspondence, as well as notice of the poets' lectures and Dr. Lampe's notes and written introductions of the authors.

These files have been reprocessed in alphabetic order by poet; multiple files have remained distinct, in original order.

Additionally, the collection contains audio and visual recordings of over 100 poets and writers Dr. Lampe invited to Buffalo State College. These recordings are currently being migrated to more stable and usable formats.

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