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Youngblood papers

Identifier: MS 0604

Scope and Contents

The Sarah Helen Youngblood Papers contain correspondence, 1959-1980; course records, 1958-1980; subject files, 1955-1980; writings, 1955-1986; biographical material, 1967-1987; and photographs, 1968-1980. The correspondence reflects her teaching and work as a poet. The course records were for English 102, 105, 170, 200, 223, 224, 336, 370, 371, 393, 394, 399, D-199, G-100, I-306, I-310, and a few other courses at the University of Minnesota. The subject files concern her research of poetry. The biographical material includes resumes, articles, tributes and correspondence about her.


  • Creation: 1955-1987

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Biographical Note

Sarah Helen Youngblood was born on December 16, 1928 in Tyrone, Oklahoma. She received a B.A. in 1950, an M.A. in 1951, and a Ph.D. in 1958, all from the University of Oklahoma in English Literature. She then worked at the University of Minnesota until 1968 when she became a professor at Mount Holyoke College. From 1959 onwards, she published numerous articles and reviews, as well as some poems. She specialized in modern poetry and American Literature. She died on June 24, 1980.


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Youngblood, Sarah Helen, 1928-1980; Poet and college teacher. Mount Holyoke College faculty member, 1968-1980. Papers consist of correspondence, course records, subject files, writings, biographical information, and photographs. Primarily documenting her teaching career and work as a poet as well as subject files of research on poetry.


This collection is organized into six series by type of material and arranged chronologically.

Youngblood papers, 1955-1987.
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Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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