Cynthia L. Cahn Papers
This is a small collection which includes some biographical materials, copies of published works, and a “diary” of letters addressed to Cahn's parents while on a European trip in 1965, plus accompanying candid photographs.
- 1962 - 1984
- Cahn, Cynthia L. (Person)
Access to the collection is unrestricted.
Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.
Copyright of Cahn’s poetry resides with her estate.
Cynthia Lane Cahn was April 28, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan. She attended Kingswood School where she graduated in 1966 and Kalamazoo College where she received a B.A. in 1970. She then moved to Florida where she worked in the Museum of Florida History and at Florida Atlantic University in the university library from 1975-1980. She was also an associate editor for Palindrome Press. She died July 7, 1983 in Tallahassee, Florida of cancer. Anhinga Press established the Cynthia Cahn Memorial Award for poetry.
Cahn was an accomplished poet. Her work appeared in Apalachee Qua•terly, The Centennial Review, Cumberland Journal, Earthwise, Fiesta, Florida Arts Gazette, Good Food Literary Magazine, New Collage, Southern Humanities Review, and The Sun among others. In 1982, she also published a small collection of poems titled “The Day the Sun Split” (Anhinga Press) which won the 1982 Anhinga Florida Poetry Chapbook Award.
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Cynthia Lane Cahn graduated from Kingswood School Cranbrook in 1966. She became an accomplished poet and her work appeared in many journals and publications. In 1982, she also published a small collection of poems titled “The Day the Sun Split” (Anhinga Press) which won the 1982 Anhinga Florida Poetry Chapbook Award. This is a small collection with includes some biographical materials, copies of published works, and a “diary” of letters addressed to her parents while on a European trip in 1965, plus accompanying candid photographs.
This collection is arranged by format.
The papers of Cynthia Lane Cahn were donated by her family in 1991 with additional papers in 1993.
Ethel McNaughton, July 1996. Finding aid updates October 2017.
- Guide to the Cynthia L. Cahn Papers
- Ethel McNaughton
- July 1996
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- October 2017: Updates to finding aid.
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