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Archives & Special Collections: Robert Frost Collection

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The Edna Hanley Byers Robert Frost Collection consists of approximately eight linear feet of material collected by Edna Hanley Byers '23, a former Bluffton University librarian, between 1933 and 1969. While librarian at Agnes Scott College in Georgia, Byers fostered a relationship with American poet Robert Frost, who visited the campus of Agnes Scott College annually beginning in the early 1940s. Byers collected a large amount of "Frostiana" and established a Robert Frost Collection at Agnes Scott, but reserved this smaller collection for her alma mater.

The Frost Collection is available for review and research by appointment. Please consult the finding aid for collection contents.

Librarian Info

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Carrie Phillips
Musselman Library