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Carey Holbrook Scrapbooks and Typescripts

Identifier: MSS-421-BC

Scope and Content

This collection contains two scrapbooks with newspaper clippings of Holbrook's poetry column as well as clippings regarding Holbrook, himself, and persons referred to in his poems. Some responses to his poems are also included in these scrapbooks. Assorted unsigned drawings are included in the second scrapbook. A three-volume set of typescripts of Holbrook's poetic works, as well as one carbon of volume one complete with annotations regarding where certain poems were published, constitutes the bulk of the collection. The final item in the collection is another typescript of select poems by Holbrook, bound and entitled "You May Need Some...." There is overlap in the content of the scrapbooks and these typescripts.


  • 1926-1930

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Access Restrictions

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.


Carey Holbrook, also known as Sanford Carey Holbrook, was born in Missouri in 1885. Since 1921, however, he was a resident of New Mexico (first of Bernalillo and, later, of Albuquerque). He was a writer of verse and his poems were published in numerous magazines, including Life, College Humor, and New Mexico. For five years, he wrote a poetry column entitled "With the Cut-Out Open" for the Albuquerque Tribune. This column appeared in various other newspapers as well.


1 box (.83 cu. ft.)


This collection contains poetry by Carey Holbrook as well as assorted clippings about him.

Related Material

T. M. Pearce Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico

Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to the Carey Holbrook Photograph Collection.

Relevant Secondary Material

  • Abousleman, Michel D. Who's Who in New Mexico.Albuquerque: The Abousleman Co., 1937.
Finding Aid of the Carey Holbrook Scrapbooks and Typescripts, 1926-1930
Processed by K. Stocker
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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