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Alice Benton Papers

Identifier: MSS-367-BC

Scope and Content

This collection contains a scrapbook, correspondence between Alice Gill Benton and other poets and literary editors (including Peggy Pond Church and Carey Holbrook), clippings, letters and prizes from literary journals, 2 black and white photos of Benton, and several books of poetry owned by Benton (but not written by her). Some of these include Benton's hand-written notes in the margins, thus demonstrating the ways in which they were influential to her.


  • 1932-1979

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The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biographical Information

Alice Gill Benton, 1890-1979, was educated at the University of Southern California, the University of New Mexico, and Kansas State Teachers' College. She worked as a teacher of elementary school and as a high school history and botany teacher. Benton was president of the Phi Beta Kappa Association in New Mexico and the president of the Albuquerque branch of the National League of American Pen Women. She published three volumes of poetry (Milestones, See the Earth New, and Janus Had Two Faces). Benton was an active member of several literary associations and contributed to numerous journals of poetry. She resided in Albuquerque, New Mexico until her death in 1979.


1 box (1 cu. ft.)


This collection is comprised of papers and books pertaining to Alice Gill Benton, poet and resident of New Mexico.
Finding Aid of the Alice Benton Papers, 1932-1979
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131