The Company She Keeps: Edna St. Vincent Millay

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The following guest post was written by Barbara Bair, curator of literature, culture and the arts in the Library’s Manuscript Division.

The Library of Congress Manuscript Division is home to the personal papers of poet, playwright, librettist, and activist Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950). The collection includes correspondence, diaries and notebooks, writings, photographs, and other types of materials from Millay’s youth, family, and career. It documents her life at her Steepletop home near Austerlitz, New York, with husband Eugen Boissevain, her world travels, and the many literary figures she counted as friends.