Collection inventory

Finding Aids

Oma Carlyle Anderson Papers

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: KM
Date: May 1987

Revision history:
23 Jul 2007 converted to EAD (MRC)

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Anderson, Oma Carlyle.
Title: Oma Carlyle Anderson Papers
Dates: 1937-1968
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American poet. Collection includes correspondence, financial records, manuscript poems, published material, newspaper clippings.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Poet Oma Carlyle Anderson is a member of the Philadelphia branch of the National League of American Pen Women, the American Poetry League, and the Pennsylvania Poetry Society. She is the author of several collections of poetry including Through the Seventh Gate, published in 1962.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Oma Carlyle Anderson Papers consists of incoming correspondence, subject files (personal and financial material), manuscripts of original poems, and published material (poems, newspaper clippings, and a copy of her book Through the Seventh Gate).

Arrangement of the Collection

All series except published material is arranged alphabetically. Published material contains her poems first, followed by a book and clippings.


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.

Subject Headings


Anderson, Oma Carlyle.


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

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Oma Carlyle Anderson Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Oma Carlyle Anderson.

Table of Contents

Correspondence (incoming)

Subject files


Published material


Correspondence (incoming)
Box 1 A-Z
Box 1 Acceptance and rejection letters
Subject files
Box 1 Financial
Box 1 Organization membership cards
Box 1 Miscellany
Box 1 Poetry (typescripts)
Published material
Box 1 Poems
Box 1 Book, Through the Seventh Gate
Box 1 Clippings about the Andersons