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The Clinton F. Larson Collection

Identifier: MS-008


This collection contains poetry from local poet Clinton F. Larson.


  • Creation: 1964 - 1977


1 Boxes (19 Folders)

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Fd 1 The Western World, A Book of Poems, original manuscript (1975) by Clinton F. Larson – autographed.

Fd 2 Photostate copies of fifteen of Clinton F. Larson’s poems: “Napoleon” “Temple of the Dead” “Hitler’s Meat Hooks” “Stardust Left” “Coal Towns” “Survival” “A Question of Balance” “Heliocentric” “Derelict of War” “Round Fifteen” “To Coronado Bridge” “Warm December” “Jo-Jo at Four” “Angel” “Nightwatch”

Fd 3 Letter from the International Biographical Centre inviting Clinton F. Larson to chair discussion group on literature.

Program on the IBC conference, July 10-17, 1977.

Newspaper item discussing Larson’s invitation to speak at the IBC conference.

Fd 4 Supplement for the textbook Modern Poetry of Western America by Clinton F. Larson and William Stafford.

Fd 5 Snow White and the Mirror, a Fairy Tale by Clinton F. Larson – 1968 ditto copy (one item, 34 pp.) bound in folder.

Fd 6 Zerox copy (poor) of “Homestead in Idaho” – original manuscript.

BYU print copy of same poem.

Fd 7 “The Conversions of God,” a poem by Larson – 1964, Utah Academy Proceedings publication – autographed.

Fd 8 “The Nineteenth Century: An Indiscretion” poem by Larson 1969 Railley Literature Series #1 – autographed.

Fd 9 Brochere of the Rocky Mountain Regional Theatre for the world premiere of Larson’s play, “The Prophet” – autographed.

Chapman edition of Larson’s play, “The Prophet.”

Fd 10 Zerox copy of newspaper clipping announcing Modern Poetry of Western America to be the United States representative in the Books Across the Sea Program. (Newspaper photograph of Clinton F. Larson included).

BYU Press advertisement of the book.

Fd 11 Clinton F. Larson Curriculum Vitae.

Fd 12 Original manuscript of Deirdre and Naisi by Larson.

Fd 13 The first and final handwritten draft of Deirdre and Naisi completed January 1977. Xerox copy with handwritten note by Larson (one item – 85 pp.)

Fd 14 Zerox copies of 46 of Larson’s poems: “Boyhood” “Ballerina” “Shallows” “Tornado” “Lava” “Monsoon” “Unicorn” “Saint” “The Port of Cobh” “Whited Sepulchre” “Lt. Alden Fillmore” “Public Relations Expert” “A Waxwing’s Harvest Autumn” “Getting Lost” “A Solemnity” “On ZZYZX Road” “Apocalypse” “Pericles” “The Turning Point: General Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville” “Children Selling Flowers” “Leo’s Christmas Trees” “Figurine” “TV Special” “White” “Beyond Time” “Hales, Bales and Bell” “Prayer to Allah” “Rain on a Roof” “Two Homes” “Gardenia in October” “Black Hole” “Equal Rights Amendment” “Columbia River” “Earthsend Plaque” (autographed) “Pianist Teaching Doctrine” “Structuralists” “Imagination” “Christ the Mariner” “Antiquarian” “Epistemology” “Southern Belle” “Rumor” “Owning Land” “Jesse” “Light Globe” “Big Piney, Wyoming”

Fd 15 “Lyrics of Motion,” critique of Clinton Larson’s poetry by Marden Clark.

Fd 16 Review of Clinton Larson’s poetry from Dialogie: A Journal of Mormon Thought; “A Pilgrimage of Awe” by Karl Keller.

Fd 17 Reviews of book, Modern Poetry of Western America, edited by Clinton Larson and William Stafford.

Fd 18 Newspaper clipping, Deseret News, February 26, 1977; “Y Poet Invited to Royal Jubilee.”

Fd 19 Poem; “Grass Fire” (photocopy)

Poem; “A Solemnity” autographed by Clinton Larson. Includes original manuscript (photocopy)

Poem; “Epistemology” with original manuscript (photocopy) Poem; “Lt. Alden Fillmore” autographed by Clinton Larson. Includes original manuscript (photocopy) Poem; “Owning Land” with original manuscript (photocopy)

Poem; “Derelict of War” with original manuscript (photocopy)

Poem; “Public Relations Expert” autographed by Clinton Larson. Includes original manuscript (photocopy)

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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408