The University of Toledo Archives
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Larry Dessner Papers, 1971


Size: .25 linear feet

Provenance: Larry Dessner, February 3, 1999

Access: Open

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Condition: Good

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Savannah Xaver, January 5, 2016

Historical/Biographical Sketch

Lawrence Jay Dessner was born in New York City on March 29th, 1934. He attended Yale to earn his bachelor’s degree in 1955. From there, he went on to New York City University to earn his Master’s in 1967 and his Ph.D. in 1969.

Before coming to the University of Toledo, Dr. Dessner worked as a Radio-TV producer in both New York City and Toronto, Canada from 1955 to 1965. He came to the University in 1969 as an assistant professor of English. In 1974, he was promoted to associate professor. While at UT, Dessner wrote several works of poetry and a guide called “How to Write a Poem” which earned him a guest lecturer spot at many conferences around the university and around the country.

Scope and Content Note

Collection documents a conference on Modern Literature organized by Dessner and the Department of English in 1971. Included is information on the conference, correspondence, and various other pieces of information.

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Item Description



1971 Conference on Modern Movement in Literature



Last Updated: 7/1/19