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Langsdale Library

MSPS Collection Overview

Collection Title: Maryland State Poetry Society (MSPS) 

Inclusive Dates: 1956-1986

Bulk Dates: 1960-1975 

Size: 7.9 linear feet

Scope and Contents:  
Poetry books by various authors, correspondence, newsletters, poetry magazines, MSP Society constitutions, and Lizette Woodworth Reese memorabilia.  Publications may appear in the library catalog and be housed with the Pullen Collection.

Historical Note:  
Founded 1956 on the centenary of the birth of Maryland poet Lizette Woodworth Reese, the Maryland State Poetry Society was organized to promote the creation and appreciation of poetry and to advance cultural interests in Maryland through publications and poetry programs in cooperation with related arts.

Custodial History:  
Source of acquisition unknown