Robert Frost at Bread Loaf

An online exhibit presented by Special Collections at Middlebury College

About this exhibit'

Creators

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIAN Andrew Wentink

PROJECT MANAGERS Patty Hornbeck and Anne Callahan

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT Danielle Rougeau

WEBSITE DESIGN Anne Callahan

CATALOGING Richard Jenkins, Patty Hornbeck and Anne Callahan

SOUND EDITING Charlie Conway, Scott Witt and Iskandar Aminov '06

SCANNING Niyama Rai '06 and Liz Vazquez '07

Provenance and Copyright Information

"Robert Frost at Bread Loaf" is based on audiorecordings, transcripts, letters, photographs, journals and manuscripts found in Special Collections at Middlebury College. The materials contained herein are the property of Middlebury College. Further publication or exhibit requires the written permission of Special Collections at Middlebury College. For specific copyright information, please contact Special Collections at 802-443-5501

Lectures | Readings

From 1950 to 1962 many of Robert Frost's lectures and readings at Mead Chapel and Bread Loaf were recorded on reel-to-reel audio by Middlebury College. A dozen of these lectures were later transcribed and edited by Reginald L. Cook and appeared in his book, Robert Frost, A Living Voice, published by the University of Massachusetts in 1974. The transcripts that are published here were commissioned and donated to the College Archives and the Robert Frost Collection in 1984 by Burgess Meredith (Litt.D '84, Honoris Causa). The transcriber is India Tressault '80.

The poems "After Apple-picking"; "The Death of the Hired Man"; "Good Hours"; "Mending Wall" and "A Hundred Collars" were originally published in North of Boston, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1915. The poems "Birches"; "Bond and Free"; The Cow in Apple Time"; "An Old Man's Winter Night"; "The Oven Bird" and "The Road Not Taken" were originally published in Mountain Interval, New York: Henry Holt and Company 1920. "Mowing"; "October"; "Reluctance"; "Revelation"; "To the Thawing Wind" and "The Tuft of Flowers" were originally published in A Boy's Will, New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1915. "The Ax-helve" was originally published in The Atlantic Monthly, September 1917.

Grateful acknowledgement is given to George Braziller, Inc., for permission to use the quotation by Stanley Burnshaw from Robert Frost Himself, published in 1986.

Letters | Manuscripts

Grateful acknowledgement is given to the Estate of Robert Lee Frost and to Peter Gilbert, Executor and Trustee, for permission to publish the letters.

"Telescopic" from The Poetry of Robert Frost edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1942 by Robert Frost, © 1970 by Lesley Frost Ballantine, copyright 1969 by Henry Holt and Company. Reprinted by permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

"Voice Ways" from The Poetry of Robert Frost edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1936, © 1964 by Lesley Frost Ballantine, copyright 1969 by Henry Holt and Company. Reprinted by permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.