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.