PLATH MSS. III
The Plath mss. III, 1941-1951, consist of artworks by the poet Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963. Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and began writing poetry as a child. She entered Smith College in 1950 and, after an abortive suicide attempt in August of 1953, graduated in 1955. She then attended Newnham College in Cambridge for two years on a Fulbright Fellowship where late in her first year she met and shortly thereafter married poet Ted Hughes. Plath took her degree in June 1957, after which she and Hughes sailed to America for a year of teaching and a second year of writing and travel. In late 1959 they returned to England where Plath lived until her death in February 1963.
The collection contains small, medium, and large format works, both matted and unmated, and includes drawings, paintings, pastel works, watercolors, and college art projects.
An inventory is available.
Collection size: 140 items