two samples from:   The Ezra Pound Papers

American Literature Collection
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Yale University

[Passport photograph of Ezra Pound],


Canto 45
handwritten draft


cited from the Yale website:  

History of the Collection

The papers were purchased from the estate of Ezra Pound and the poet's daughter, Mary de Rachewiltz, in 1973.

The Collection

The Ezra Pound Papers document the life, career, and literary, political and economic views of the American poet Ezra Pound. The papers, which consist primarily of correspondence and manuscripts, span the dates 1868-1976, but the bulk of the material covers the years 1918-1960. Correspondents include many of the major figures of 20th century literature, including Richard Aldington, Natalie Barney, Sylvia Beach, Basil Bunting, Jean Cocteau, E. E. Cummings, H.D., T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, James Laughlin, Wyndham Lewis, Archibald Macleish, Marianne Moore, H. L. Mencken, John Quinn, William Carlos Williams, W. B. Yeats, and Louis Zukofsky. Their letters are frequently accompanied by Poundís retained carbons and drafts. The collection also contains manuscripts of many of Poundís works, including "A Lume Spento," "The Cantos," "The Confucian Odes," and his World War II radio broadcasts. Currently, only a portion of the Ezra Pound Papers are available in digital form.

- Ezra Pound Papers. American Literature Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
Yale University