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Jack W. C. Hagstrom (AC 1955) Collection of Dana Gioia Bibliography Papers

Identifier: MA.00284

Scope and Contents

The Jack W. C. Hagstrom (AC 1955) Dana Gioia Bibliography Papers consist of approximately 15 linear feet of material relating to Hagstrom's 2002 bibliography of Dana Gioia, entitled Dana Gioia: A Descriptive Bibliography with Critical Essays. It includes copies of periodicals that Gioia writings appeared in, along with several audiovisual recordings, copies of poems, and other ephemera such as Gioia-related announcements and programs. It also includes correspondence between Hagstrom and Gioia and bibliography-related correspondence between Hagstrom and publishers, Gioia associates, and others. Finally, the collection includes Hagstrom's bibliography notes and publication materials, such as drafts and worksheets.


  • Creation: 1966-2002


Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Jack W. C. Hagstrom (AC 1955) Dana Gioia Bibliography Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Jack W. C. Hagstrom (AC 1955) Dana Gioia Bibliography Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

Jack W. C. Hagstrom (born December 2, 1933), physician, literary collector, LGBT rights advocate, and bibliographer, is a 1955 graduate of Amherst College. He earned an M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1959, where he went on to become Instructor in Pathology. He has retained close ties with the Amherst College Robert Frost Library as a member of the Friends of the Library and also as a collector and donor of modern British and American poetry, particularly work by gay poets. He has published several bibliographies of English language poets, including James Ingram Merrill: A Descriptive Bibliography (Oak Knoll Books, 2009); Dana Gioia: A Descriptive Bibliography with Critical Essays (Parrish House, 2002); and Thom Gunn: A Bibliography, 1940-1978 (Bertram Rota, 1979).

(Michael) Dana Gioia (born December 24, 1950), is an American poet, businessman, and former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (2003-2009). He received a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School, and an M.A. in comparative literature from Harvard University. He has worked in the private sector as vice-president of General Foods and is currently a professor of poetry at the University of Southern California. In addition to writing poetry, Gioia has also written opera libretti, translated German, Latin, and Italian poetry into English, and edited numerous literary anthologies.


15 Linear feet (15 Records storage boxes)

Language of Materials



Materials assembled by Jack W. C. Hagstrom in the course of writing a bibliography of poet Dana Gioia, which was published as Dana Gioia: A Descriptive Bibliography with Critical Essays (Parrish House, 2002). The collection includes publications containing writing by and about Gioia; correspondence between Gioia and Hagstrom; and Hagstrom's notes, correspondence, and typescripts for the bibliography.


This collection is organized into three series:

  1. Series 1: Dana Gioia Periodicals, Recordings, and Ephemera, 1966-2002
  2. Series 2: Correspondence, 1981-2002
  3. Series 3: Bibliography Notes and Publication Materials, circa 1981-2002

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jack W.C. Hagstrom, along with a large quantity of books containing writing by or about Gioia, 2001-2004. Later additions were interfiled where appropriate with earlier accessions (e.g. later periodicals were interfiled alphabetically with the Gunn periodicals series).

Related Materials

Jack W.C. Hagstrom (AC 1955) Correspondence with or about Thom Gunn, Donald Hall, Marianne Moore, Dave Smith and Richard Wilbur, 1958-2002J

Processing Information

Processed in July 2013 by Claire Lobdell, Merrill Project Archivist.

Claire Lobdell, Merrill Project Archivist
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Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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