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Bernice W. Ames Papers

A description of her papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 5 Mar 2010

Biographical History

Bernice W. Ames was an American poet. Her work appeared in Midwest Quarterly, University Review, Yankee, Christian Science Monitor, and in many other publications. She was a member of the Poetry Society of America, and its Bernice W. Ames Award is named for her.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Bernice W. Ames Papers consists of correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, and printed material.

Arrangement of the Collection

Alphabetical by type or topic.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

A copy of The Various Light: An Anthology of Poetry in Modern English was removed from the collection and transferred to Rare Books for cataloging. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate this item.

Subject Headings


Ames, Bernice W.

Associated Titles

Antelope bread.


Women poets.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuscripts for publication.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Bernice W. Ames Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Bernice Ames, 1967, 1969.

Letter (9/23/55) from Bernice Ames to Mrs. J. J. Henry of Sherman, New York gift of Louise Henry, 2015.

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