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Flora J. Arnstein Papers

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Arnstein, Flora J.
Title: Flora J. Arnstein Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1930-1964
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American poet, teacher. Born 1885.
Abstract: Typescript and holograph poems, an article, a booklet, two books, and 18 tearsheets of poems from various journals.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Poet Flora J. Arnstein was born August 10, 1885. She was educated at the University of California and also at the San Francisco State College. She taught poetry, music, and dancing at the elementary-school level for nearly 18 years. Her book Adventure Into Poetry was published in 1951 by Stanford University Press. Poetry in the Elementary Classroom appeared in 1962.

Flora Arnstein's poetry has appeared in the New York Times, London Mercury, Poetry (Chicago), Antioch Review, Accent, Prairie Schooner, and Poetry World.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Flora Arnstein Papers consist of manuscripts and published materials. The Manuscripts section contains typescripts of poems and one holograph poem, all arranged alphabetically by title. The Published material includes her two books, a booklet, a magazine article, and printed copies of poems as they appeared in various journals.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Arnstein, Flora J.


American poetry -- 20th century.
American poetry -- Women authors.
Poets, American -- 20th century.
Women poets, American -- 20th century.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Flora Arnstein Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Flora J. Arnstein.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: KM
Date: May 1987
Revision history: 30 Apr 2008 - converted to EAD (AMCon)

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Box 1 "Autumn" - typescript
Box 1 "Beaked Interlude" - typescript
Box 1 "Frustration in the Square" - holograph
Box 1 "Gulls" - typescript
Box 1 "This Ghost" - typescript
Published material
Box 1 "Recognizing and Encouraging Creativity in Composition", Elementary English January 1963
Box 1 "Poetry in the Elementary Grades", Primary Reading, no. 14 c.1939
Box 1 Adventure Into Poetry
Box 1 Poetry in the Elementary Classroom
Box 1 "Autumn" PS, no. 2 1954
Box 1 "Bequest" Poetry March 1933
Box 1 "Communication" Poetry September 1931
Box 1 "Emergence" The Midland January/February 1931
Box 1 "Exiles" The Humanist September/October 1959
Box 1 "Fishes" Poetry September 1931
Box 1 "Fullness of Spare" Experiment Summer 1961
Box 1 "Gifts" Poetry September 1931
Box 1 "Gleaners of Whispers" The Midland January/February 1931
Box 1 "Gulls" Accent Winter 1955
Box 1 "Interim" The Midland January/February 1931
Box 1 "Knowing No Man" Poetry September 1931
Box 1 "No Pledges" Poetry December 1932
Box 1 "No Winter" Poetry January 1936
Box 1 "Only the Dome" Poetry September 1931
Box 1 "Plowing Song" Poetry September 1931
Box 1 "Sculptor Speaks" The Midland January/February 1931
Box 1 "Security" Palms May 1930

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