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William Packard Papers, 1966-1985

Identifier: SpC MS 0381

Scope and Contents

Papers of a screenwriter, poet, playwright, and editor of The New York Quarterly, a poetry magazine. The papers contain worksheets for plays, novels, films, poetry, and trade books by William Packard. Included also are editorial drafts, interviews, documents, and correspondence for The New York Quarterly.


  • Creation: 1966-1985


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

William Packard was born in 1933 in New York, N.Y. He graduated with a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and was Professor of Poetry at the Washington Square Writing Center of New York University. He also taught acting and playwriting at the H.B. Studio in New York. He was an associate of Professor Carroll Terrell, a poet and president of the National Poetry Foundation. He was founder and editor of the New York Quarterly.


6 cubic feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William Packard, 1987.

Related Materials

Related to SpC MS 1770, William Packard Papers.

Guide to the William Packard Papers, 1966-1985
Box And Folder List Available
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States