Literary Landmark: Marianne Moore room, Rosenbach Museum & Library

Philadelphia, Pa.
Dedicated: February 3, 1995

The Rosenbach Museum and Library was designated as a Literary  Landmark on  February  3rd,  1995  in  recognition  of  the  Marianne  Moore  Archive  and  Living Room maintained there.

Marianne Moore was born in Kirkwood, Missouri in 1887 and graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1909. She moved to New York City in 1918 where she lived until her death in 1972. Libraries were like a second home for the prize winning author. She willed her collection of manuscripts, memorabilia, about 35,000 letters to and from other  writer  friends,  and  the  contents  of  her  Greenwich  Village  apartment  to  the Rosenbach.

Moore  won  practically  every  award  for  poetry  an  author  could  receive.  She won  the  Pulitzer  Prize,  the  Bollingen,  and  the  National  Book  Awards  all  in  1952. She died in New York City in 1972.


On Marianne Moore’s Life and Career

Rosenbach (website)