The Donahue Memorial Poetry Collection was established in 1964 to honor Russell Sage student, Carol Ann Donahue after she was tragically killed in an automobile accident. This special collection holds approximately 9,000 poetry books, and is primarily located on the second floor of the Shea Learning Center on the Russell Sage campus. In addition to books, the collection holds broadsides, prints, and correspondence. These items are housed in the Archives & Special Collections and notable items include:
Carol Ann Donahue Memorial Poetry Collection
This collection mostly contains correspondence from 1965 to 1990 regarding the collection, including its beginnings, donations, acquisitions and endowments. It also contains historical information and agreements.
Donahue Prints Collection
Prints and broadsides purchased for the Donahue Poetry Collection. These items were transferred to the Sage Colleges Archives & Special Collections in 2013.
This collection contains correspondence from poets. Many regarding their contributions to the Carol Ann Donahue Memorial Collection.
Ian Hamilton Finlay Correspondence
This collection contains the correspondence of mid-twentieth century poet, Ian Hamilton Finaly with other avant-garde poets of the 1960s. The correspondence dates between 1960 and 1969, with the bulk dating from 1963 to 1967.
Poets on Campus
Collection contains materials regarding poets’ visits to Russell Sage College from 1924 to 2012.
Something Else Press Records
This collection features correspondence, poems, jottings, and worksheets that were collected for the
anthology, An Anthology of Concrete Poetry edited by Emmett Williams, which was published by
Something Else Press in 1967.
Simon Cutts Papers
The Simon Cutts Papers contain poetry manuscripts and correspondence dating between 1966 and 1969.