Joseph Langland Papers

The poet Joseph Langland was raised on the family farm in northeastern Iowa, and earned both a BA (1940) and MA (1941) from the famed writing program at the University of Iowa, before being inducted into the military service during the Second World War. While still in Germany serving with the Allied military government, Langland had printed for his family his first book of poetry, a chapbook titled For Harold (1945), for his younger brother who had been killed in action in the Philippines. Returning home, he taught part-time at Iowa, then joined the faculty at the University of Wyoming (1948-1959), and finally UMass Amherst. Part of a wave of energetic young writers and scholars to arrive on campus, Langland became active in the early years of the Massachusetts Review and founded the university's MFA Program for Poets and Writers. A prolific writer, he contributed regularly to literary magazines and was author of The Green Town (1956), The Wheel of Summer (1963), The Sacrifice Poems (1975), Any Body's Song (1980), and Selected Poems (1991). Langland was recipient of the National Council of the Arts Award, the Melville Cane Award, the Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Fellowship, and a Ford Faculty Fellowship, among other honors. After his retirement from UMass in 1979, he served as emeritus until his death in 2007.

The Langland Papers include a substantial number of original manuscripts of poetry, many unpublished, correspondence with major poets, and an extensive run of Langland's letters written home to his wife and family during the war. Other Langland Papers are housed at Luther College in Iowa.

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Background on Joseph Langland

Joe Langland, Oct. 1978

Joe Langland, Oct. 1978

Joseph Thomas Langland was born in Spring Grove, Minn., on February 16, 1917, one of nine children of Charles M. Langland and Clara Elizabeth Hille, and grew up on his family's farm in northeastern Iowa. His grandparents were all Norwegian immigrants. After earning an associate's degree from Santa Ana College in California in 1936, he continued his education at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1940 and a master's degree in 1941. Already a published poet, he went to work as an English instructor at Dana College in Nebraska. In early 1942, with the U.S. involvement in World War II still new, Langland's draft number came up, but he was permitted to finish the school year. He sought admission to the Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard, but his near-sightedness disqualified him from those branches of the military -- a sore point, as he felt he was prepared to do anything. Determined to enlist, or to somehow serve the war effort in a significant capacity, he was finally inducted as a private in the US army in August 1942. On June 26, 1943, he married Judith Gail Wood, and she joined him in Texas where he had been stationed at Camp Wolters. A 1937 graduate of Massachusetts Agricultural College from Weymouth Heights, Mass., Wood was studying English at Bread Loaf in Middlebury, Vt., where Langland met her in the summer of 1940. Within months of their marriage, she was living in his hometown of Spring Grove, and he was in Fort Custer, Michigan, preparing to be sent overseas. She would soon return to Massachusetts to train as a nurse.

By spring, after much delay, Langland was in England. He would serve in the European Theater, earning an EAME Theater Medal with four bronze stars, American Theater Medal, and a Victory Medal. He was among the troops that opened the concentration camps in the spring of 1945. He rose to the rank of captain and stayed on after VE Day to serve as part of the Allied military government in Bavaria. His younger brother Harold also served; he was killed in action in the Philippines on May. Langland had a chapbook of poetry, For Harold, printed for his family for Christmas in 1945 (it was reissued in 2003 for Harold's 60th high school reunion). Langland returned from his army service in March 1946, and his eldest child, Joseph, Jr., was born that year two days after Christmas, followed by Elizabeth in 1948 and Paul in 1951.

After the war, Langland returned to teaching, first on a part-time basis at the University of Iowa (1946-1948), then at the University of Wyoming (1948-1959), although the 1950s saw him traveling and writing extensively. He had a Ford Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities at Harvard and Columbia (1953-1954) and an Amy Lowell Traveling Poetry Fellowship (1955-1956), which took him to Italy, and he had published his first book of poems, The Green Town (1956), a finalist for the National Book Award, before arriving at the English department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1959. That year, the Massachusetts Review was founded, and Langland was active in its early years as both a poetry editor and a contributor.

In the early 1960s, Langland was recorded by the Library of Congress and by Folkways Records reading his own work, and appeared on ABC’s television program "Meet the Professor" on January 6, 1963. His book The Wheel of Summer won the Melville Cane Award, given by the Poetry Society of America, and he received a National Council of the Arts grant in 1966 and took a year's sabbatical from UMass. He founded UMass's MFA Program for Poets and Writers in 1964 and for six years served as its director. His wife, Judith, was the first woman (and second person) to earn an MFA from UMass. She had begun studying art in earnest while the family was in Wyoming and continued when they moved to Amherst, receiving her degree in 1966. She continued to study painting, printmaking, and ceramics, and to achieve renown as a painter.

Energetic and a passionate advocate for poetry, Joseph Langland organized visits to campus by many noteworthy poets, including the weeklong March Moratorium Poetry Festival in 1970 which featured poets including Donald Hall, David Ignatow, James Tate, Kenneth Koch, Robert Bly, Phyllis Janowitz, and Senator Eugene McCarthy. In 1974, Langland received an honorary degree from Luther College in Iowa. He was acting director of the MFA program for the 1978-1979 academic year, until he retired in 1979 and assumed emeritus status. He continued to be active writing and giving lectures and readings at colleges and universities around the world.

Prolific and widely acclaimed, Langland contributed to magazines including The New Yorker, The Nation, the Atlantic, The Paris Review, The Hudson Review, and Poetry, and many other popular and literary publications. His poems have been collected in numerous books as well as anthologized, and some of his work was set to music by composers including Philip Bezanson, Elliot Schwartz, and others. In 1985, Langland was named a Living Art Treasure in Literature for the New England Arts Biennial.

Judith Langland died on May 20, 1997. Joseph Langland died on April 9, 2007, at the age of 90.

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Contents of Collection

The Langland Papers span Langland's adult life, with significant material related to his family life, his military service during World War II, and his work as a poet. They include a rich collection of correspondence between Langland and his wife, as well as among a number of Langland's family members; much of the correspondence covers wartime, including Langland's own experiences in Europe. There are also original manuscripts of poetry, many of them unpublished; published versions of his work; correspondence with fellow poets; an assortment of family and World War II photographs; and an array of memorabilia.

Series descriptions

The greater part of the correspondence in this series runs from just before the start of World War II through its end and the immediate postwar era, including Langland's time in occupied Germany. Most of the letters are between Langland and his wife, Judith, beginning not long after they met. There is also a batch of letters Langland wrote toward the end of the war, sending copies to family members and friends. Alongside these letters is correspondence among various members of the Langland family, particularly during the aftermath of the death of Joseph's brother Harold, who was killed in action in the Philippines in 1945. In addition, there are letters from fellow poets, diary entries from Langland's time working on the Valley View family farm in Iowa, and several speeches.

This relatively small series includes Langland family photographs and photographs from World War II Europe. Some of the latter depict the Liberation of Paris Victory parades, Utah Beach before landing, and the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. There is also a group of photos taken at the 1995 International Poetry Festival in Struga, Macedonia. A few photographs are filed in Series 1 with letters in which they were enclosed.

Drafts of various poems by Joseph Langland, including many first drafts and revisions, along with manuscript copies of some of his books, such as Any Body's Song and The Green Town, comprise the bulk of this series. Included are various unpublished pieces: prose, lyrics, and short stories. Many items in this series are not dated; most are typed rather than handwritten.

This series contains published versions of and printed items related to Langland's work, in the form of single issues of journals, clippings from magazines, and chapbooks, including For Harold. This series also includes musical scores of Langland's poems that have been set to music. Newspaper clippings relating to Langland's public appearances, family, work, career, and involvement in WWII are also part of this series.

The widely varying items in this series--memorabilia, ephemera, documents--were amassed by Langland and his family over the course of his life and include a collection of folk songs written or typed on index cards, a catalogue of his published poetry, a birth announcement for his eldest child, and a portrait painted by UMass Amherst art professor John Dowd.

Collection inventory
Series 1. Correspondence and Personal Writings
1939-2006
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1941 April
Box 1: 1
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1941 Sept.
Box 1: 2
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1941 Oct.
Box 1: 3
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1942 Jan.
Box 1: 4
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1942 Feb.
Box 1: 5
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1942 April
Box 1: 6
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1942 May
Box 1: 7
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1942 June
Box 1: 8
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1942 July
Box 1: 9
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1942 Aug.
Box 1: 10
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1942 Sept.
Box 1: 11
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1942 Oct.
Box 1: 12
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1942 Nov.
Box 1: 13
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1942 Dec.
Box 1: 14
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1943 Jan.
Box 1: 15
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1943 Feb.
Box 1: 16
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1943 March
Box 1: 17
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1943 April
Box 1: 18
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1943 May
Box 1: 19
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Wood
1943 June
Box 1: 20
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1943 Nov.
Box 1: 21
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1943 Dec.
Box 1: 22
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1944 Jan.
Box 1: 23
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1944 March
Box 1: 24
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1944 April
Box 1: 25
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1944 May
Box 1: 26
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1944 June
Box 1: 27
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1944 July
Box 1: 28
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1944 Aug.
Box 1: 29
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1944 Sept.
Box 1: 30
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1944 Oct.
Box 1: 31
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1944 Nov.
Box 1: 32
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1944 Dec.
Box 1: 33
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1945 Feb.
Box 1: 34
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1945 March
Box 1: 35
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1945 April
Box 1: 36
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1945 May
Box 1: 37
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1945 June
Box 1: 38
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1945 July
Box 1: 39
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1945 Aug.
Box 1: 40
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1945 Sept.
Box 1: 41
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1945 Oct.
Box 1: 42
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1945 Nov.
Box 1: 43
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1945 Dec.
Box 1: 44
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1946 Jan.
Box 1: 45
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1946 Feb.
Box 1: 46
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1946 March
Box 1: 47
Letters from Joseph Langland to Judith Langland
1946 Sept.
Box 1: 48
Letters from Joseph Langland to Clara Langland
1946
Box 1: 49
"Letters from Europe" - Letters from Joseph Langland to family and friends
1945 April-May
Box 1: 50
"Letters from Europe" - Letters from Joseph Langland to family and friends
1945 June-August
Box 4: 1
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1940 Aug.
Box 1: 51
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1941 Sept.
Box 1: 52
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1941 Nov.
Box 1: 53
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1941 Dec.
Box 1: 54
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1942 Feb.
Box 1: 55
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1942 March
Box 1: 56
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1942 April
Box 1: 57
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1942 May
Box 1: 58
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1942 June
Box 1: 59
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1942 July
Box 1: 60
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1942 Aug.
Box 1: 61
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1942 Sept.
Box 1: 62
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1942 Oct.
Box 1: 63
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1942 Nov.
Box 1: 64
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1942 Dec.
Box 1: 65
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1943 Jan.
Box 1: 66
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1943 Feb.
Box 1: 67
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1943 March
Box 1: 68
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1943 April
Box 1: 69
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1943 May.
Box 1: 70
Letters from Judith Wood to Joseph Langland
1943 June
Box 1: 71
Letters from Captain Eugene Hollister to Clara Langland
1945
Box 1: 72
Letters from Clara Langland to Harold Langland
1945 April-June
Box 1: 73
Letters from Clara Langland to Joseph Langland
1943
Box 1: 74
Letters from Clara Langland to Judith Langland
1943-1945
Box 1: 75
Letters from Harold Langland to Charles and Clara Langland
1944-1945
Box 1: 76
Letters from Harold Langland to his brothers
1945
Box 1: 77
Letters from Harold Langland to Judith Langland
1945
Box 1: 78
Letters from Judith Langland to Charles and Clara Langland
1945
Box 1: 79
Letters from Judith Langland to Harold Langland
1945
Box 1: 80
Letters from Norma Langland to Harold Langland
1943-1945
Box 1: 81
Letters from Sidney Goslin to Norma Langland
1945
Box 1: 82

Soldier that served alongside Harold Langland

Letters from various correspondents to Clara Langland
1945
Box 1: 83
Letters from various correspondents to Judith Langland
1941
Box 1: 84
Letters from various correspondents to Judith Langland
1942
Box 1: 85
Letters from various correspondents to Judith Langland
1943
Box 1: 86
Letters from various correspondents to Judith Langland
1944
Box 1: 87
Letters from various correspondents to Judith Langland
1945
Box 1: 88
Letters from various correspondents to Judith Langland
1946
Box 1: 89
Letters from various correspondents to Judith Langland
1947
Box 1: 90
Letters from various correspondents to Judith Langland
1948
Box 1: 91
Letters from various correspondents to Judith Langland
1949
Box 1: 92
Letters from various correspondents to Joseph Langland
1945-1959
Box 1: 93
Correspondence with John Hall Wheelock
1955-1956
Box 1: 94

Former senior editor at Charles Scribner's Sons publishing company

Letters from James Merrill to Joseph Langland
1963
Box 1: 95
Letters from various correspondents to Joseph Langland
1962-2006,undated
Box 1: 96
Ladies' Home Journal Correspondence
1957
Box 1: 97
Anonymous Letter from Joseph Langland
1953
Box 1: 98
Correspondence with poets - Blue Ring Binder #1
1963-1971
Box 1: 99
Correspondence with poets - Blue Ring Binder #2
1962-1971
Box 1: 100
Correspondence with poets - Blue Ring Binder #3
1962-1978
Box 2: 1
Any Body's Tree Song Poetry Reading
2004
Box 2: 2
Dana College Homecoming Address
1958
Box 2: 3
"For John Hicks"
1986
Box 2: 4
Harvey Swados Eulogy
1973
Box 2: 5
Joseph Frank Retirement Speech
1949
Box 2: 6

Former head of UMass Amherst English Department

Journal
1983
Box 2: 7
Journal - London 1966
1966
Box 2: 8
"Poetry! What in the World Are You Saying?
undated
Box 2: 9
"The Inland Sea: The Inner Self"
1974
Box 2: 10
"The Tree Of Love"
2004
Box 2: 11
"Wyoming" - Christmas Greetings, 1958
1958
Box 2: 12
"When Swans Discover" Christmas Card
1956
Box 2: 13
"Valley View Farm" diaries
1939-1940
Box 2: 14
"Valley View Farm" diaries
1939-1940
Box 2: 15
Series 2. Photographs
1944-1995
Family
1950-1960
Box 2: 16
Family
1950-1960
Box 2: 17
Family
1950-1960
Box 2: 18
Struga International Poetry Festival
1995
Box 2: 19
World War II
1944-1945
Box 2: 20
World War II
1944-1945
Box 2: 21
World War II
1944-1945
Box 2: 22
World War II
1944-1945
Box 2: 23
World War II
1943-1947
Box 2: 24
Miscellaneous prints
undated
Box 2: 25
Series 3. Manuscripts
ca.1955-2000
A Free Fantasia Upon the All-Star Game
1965
Box 2: 26
A Late Dream at Langeland Lake (1955-1972-1999-2000)
1955-2000
Box 2: 27
A Masquerade of Prose
1979
Box 2: 28
Any Body's Song - Incomplete poetry manuscript
undated
Box 2: 29
Any Body's Song - Rejected Poems
undated
Box 2: 30
Culture and Anarchy
undated
Box 2: 31
Emily Dickinson: An Original Mind
undated
Box 2: 32
The Figure In The Oriental Rug
undated
Box 2: 33
Five for Irene
undated
Box 2: 34
Haruspicating on Valley-View Farm
undated
Box 2: 35
If I were Using Emily Dickinson's Poems
undated
Box 2: 36
The Image of the Persian Cat
undated
Box 2: 37
Manuscripts
1955-1957
Box 2: 38
Manuscripts
1958-1959
Box 2: 39
Manuscripts
1959
Box 4: 2
Manuscripts
1961
Box 2: 40
Manuscripts
1967
Box 2: 41
Manuscripts
1968
Box 2: 42
Manuscripts
1969
Box 2: 43
Manuscripts
1975
Box 2: 44
Manuscripts
1977
Box 2: 45
Manuscripts
1978
Box 2: 46
Manuscripts
1979
Box 2: 47
Manuscripts
1980
Box 2: 48
Manuscripts
1981
Box 2: 49
Manuscripts
1982
Box 2: 50
Manuscripts
1983-1984
Box 2: 51
Manuscripts
1985
Box 2: 52
Manuscripts
1986
Box 2: 53
Manuscripts
1989
Box 2: 54
Manuscripts
1990
Box 2: 55
Manuscripts
1993
Box 2: 56
Manuscripts
1995
Box 2: 57
Manuscripts
1997-2002
Box 2: 58
Manuscripts
undated
Box 2: 59
Manuscripts
undated
Box 2: 60
Manuscripts: A - C
undated
Box 2: 61
Manuscripts: D - G
undated
Box 2: 62
Manuscripts: H - J
undated
Box 2: 63
Manuscripts: K - M
undated
Box 2: 64
Manuscripts: N - P
undated
Box 2: 65
Manuscripts: R - T
undated
Box 2: 66
Manuscripts: U - Z
undated
Box 2: 67
Manuscripts Collection
undated
Box 2: 68
New Poems; Ploughshares, etc.
undated
Box 2: 69
New Poems: Originals
undated
Box 2: 70
New Poems: Sketches
1986-2000
Box 2: 71
New Poems: Unfinished
1978-1993
Box 2: 72
Notes
undated
Box 2: 73
Notes
undated
Box 2: 74
Notes
undated
Box 2: 75
Notes
undated
Box 2: 76
The Peter and Erika Poetry Book
1978
Box 2: 77
Poems
1964 July-August
Box 2: 78
Poems: 1965-1966 Joseph Langland
1965-1966
Box 2: 79
Poems: 1966, July
1966
Box 2: 80
Poems: Deerfield Press
1959-2004
Box 2: 81
Poems: MS (Rottenham)
undated
Box 2: 82
Poems: New and In Progress
1969-1990
Box 3: 1
Poems: Poetry MS - For Revisions
undated
Box 3: 2
Poems En Route - Some Holographs
undated
Box 4: 3
Poems En Route - Some Holographs
undated
Box 4: 4
Poems for Work: JL
1982-1999
Box 3: 3
Poems in MS
undated
Box 3: 4
Poems to Deerfield Press
undated
Box 3: 5
Poems to Work On...
1980-1994
Box 3: 6
"Poets of Today III" Manuscripts
undated
Box 3: 7
Prose - JL
undated
Box 3: 8
"Quest" Revisions
undated
Box 3: 9
The Sacrifice Poems and the Wheel of Summer
1962
Box 3: 10
Some RECENT Poems, etc.
1989-1993
Box 3: 11
Songs, Lyrics, and Half Songs
1969-2004
Box 4: 5
Spring in Thuringa
undated
Box 3: 12
Spring Somewhere
undated
Box 3: 13
The Strange Ways of Affection
undated
Box 3: 14
Thinking about Line and Measure in Poetry
undated
Box 3: 15
Toward Poems
1993, undated
Box 3: 16
University of Wyoming - Manuscripts
undated
Box 3: 17
Upon His Sixty-Third Birthday
1978 July
Box 3: 18
Walden Poems
1962-1967
Box 3: 19
Why We Are Where We Are: Four
undated
Box 3: 20
Yes!
undated
Box 3: 21
Series 4. Publications
ca.1939-2003
A Dream of Love
1984
Box 3: 22
"A Hiroshima Lullaby" - Patricia King/Joseph Langland
undated
Box 3: 23
"All The Lovers You Ever Knew" - Gerald Ginsburg/Joseph Langland
1983
Box 3: 24
"All The Lovers You Ever Knew" - Patricia King/Joseph Langland
undated
Box 3: 25
"The Amalfi Grotto" - Patricia King/Joseph Langland
undated
Box 3: 26
Annals of Iowa
1977
Box 3: 27
The Bard
1939-1940
Box 3: 28
Book-of-the-Month Club News
1962
Box 3: 29
A Contrast of Excellence
1956
Box 3: 30
Cow Creek Review
1987
Box 3: 31
Diner: A Journal of Poetry
2001
Box 3: 32
"The Fallen Snow" - Danby L.M./Joseph Langland
1983
Box 3: 33
For Harold
2003
Box 3: 34
Four Songs By Joseph Langland - Patricia King / Joseph Langland
undated
Box 3: 35
"Hello Song" - Morton Gould/Joseph Langland
1964
Box 3: 36
In the Shell of the Ear and Other Poems
1977
Box 3: 37
In the Shell of the Ear - Charles Bestor / Joseph Langland
2000
Box 3: 38
Intimations of the Ordinary Truth
1977
Box 3: 39
Iowans in the Arts
1977
Box 3: 40
Joseph Langland: An Interview and 14 Poems
1973
Box 3: 41
"Loveliest of Trees" - A.E. Housman/Joseph Langland
1987
Box 3: 42
"Madrigal: For Judith"
1967
Box 4: 6
Magazine Publications
1939-1955
Box 3: 43
The Massachusetts Review
1977
Box 3: 44
The North American Review
1975
Box 3: 45
Notes from Music and Wise Speech Toward Music and Poems
1994-1995
Box 3: 46
Paintbrush: A Journal of Poetry and Translation
1999-2000
Box 3: 47
Phi Beta Kappa Poem
1981
Box 3: 48
Poems 1961-1962
1961-1962
Box 3: 49
Poetry
1961 Aug.
Box 3: 50
Poetry
1968 March
Box 3: 51
Poets of Today
1988
Box 3: 52
Published reviews of Joseph Langland's work
1955-1957
Box 3: 53
Quabbin
1970
Box 3: 54
The Sacrifice Poems
1975
Box 3: 55
Selected Poems
1991
Box 3: 56
"Song At Evening" - Gerald Ginsburg/Joseph Langland
undated
Box 3: 57
Spectrum
1978
Box 3: 58
Springfield City Library Bulletin
1972 Sept
Box 3: 59
This Wheel
1975
Box 3: 60
Series 5. Memorabilia
1959-2004
Assumption College Poetry Reading Flyer
1971
Box 4: 7
Big Canoe Lutheran Church Bulletin
1948
Box 3: 61
Birth Announcement of Joseph T. Langland Jr.
1946
Box 4: 8
Bouquet Greeting Cards
undated
Box 4: 62
Card file index of poems by Joseph Langland
undated
Box 6
Camp Wolters
1944
Box 3: 63
Charles E. Langland Memorial Service
1989
Box 3: 64
"Confluence of The Body" by William Ryan
1982
Box 3: 65
Decorah Regionals Arts Council newsletter
2004
Box 3: 66
Folk Song Collection
undated
Box 3: 67
"God and the Basket Cases" by Peter Viereck
1967
Box 4: 9
Harold Langland Memorial Service
1945
Box 3: 68
Hessian Post announcing Hitler and Mussolini's death
1945
Box 3: 69
"How Friar Juniper Gave to the Poor All He Could Lay Hands on for the Love of God"
1955
Box 3: 70
Japanese government-issued Philippine fiat pesos
1942-1944
Box 3: 71
Joseph Langland: Curriculum Vitae and Career Notes
undated
Box 3: 72
Keep My Commandments
1931
Box 3: 73
Letter from Yasu Awata analyzing "War"
1963
Box 4: 9
"Lintfort, The Pearl of the Lower Rhine"
undated
Box 3: 74
Map of Paris
undated
Box 3: 75
Memorial Proclamation for Hans T. Hille
undated
Box 3: 76
Newspaper clippings
1942-2005
Box 4: 11
Original woodcut artist proofs by John Roy
1966
Box 3: 76
"Paintbrush" Interview Transcript
1999
Box 3: 78
Personal Financial Documents of Joseph and Judith Langland
various dates
Box 3: 79
Poet's Choice Pre-publication Announcements
undated
Box 3: 80
Portrait of Joseph Langland painted by John Dowd
1989
Box 5
Postcards
undated
Box 3: 81
Report of School and College Conference on English
1971
Box 3: 82
"Rock" poem accompanied by Judith Langland oil painting
undated
Box 3: 83
Stamp for Harold
1945
Box 3: 84
Tolo family Wedding Card
undated
Box 3: 85
The University of Wyoming's Creative Arts Program Central Course
1951-1952
Box 3: 86
Various brochures
undated
Box 3: 87

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English

Provenance

Acquired from David Langland and Elizabeth Langland, 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Ethan Bakuli, 2017.

Related material

Additional material about Joseph Langland in Special Collections and University Archives is found in the Faculty and Staff Records (RG 40/11).

Other Langland papers are housed at Luther College in Iowa: Joseph Langland Collection

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Joseph Langland Papers (FS 181). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

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Subjects

  • Poets--Massachusetts.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of English.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty.
  • World War, 1939-1945.

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Names

  • Langland, Joseph.

Genre terms

  • Diaries
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs.