Guide to the Helen S. Bevington Papers, 1965-1976


Helen S. Bevington was a poet and taught in the Dept. of English at Duke University from 1943-1976. The collection includes page and galley proofs and typescripts. It ranges in date from 1965-1976.

Collection Details

Record Group
Helen S. Bevington papers
Bevington, Helen, 1906-2001
1.7 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English

Collection Overview

The collection contains page and galley proofs as well as typescripts for five of Bevington's published works. The collection ranges in date from 1965-1976.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Helen S. Bevington Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Container List

2 boxes
Page and Galley Proofs, Along Came the Witch, 1976
Box 1
Page and Galley Proofs, Beautiful Lofty People, 1974
Box 1
Galley Proofs, The House was Quiet and the World was Calm, 1971
Box 2
Typescript, Charley Smith's Girl, 1965
Box 2
Typescript, A Book and A Love Affair
Box 2
Page and Galley Proofs, A Book and A Love Affair, 1968
Box 2

Historical Note

Biographical/Historical note

Born in 1906 in Afton, NY, Helen Smith Bevington earned a philosophy degree from the University of Chicago and a master's degree in English from Columbia University. She married Merle Bevington in 1927 and together, they came to Duke University in 1943 to teach in the English Department. Bevington retired in 1976 as professor emeritus and was well-published. She died in 2001.

Related Material

  • Biographical Reference Collection, 1972-2004 (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • News Service Biographical Files, 1960-2004. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Photograph Collection, 1861-2006. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Dept. of English records. (University Archives, Duke University. )

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The Helen S. Bevington Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1971; 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, January 2007

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, January 2007

Accession A71-60 is described in this finding aid.