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Cynthia L. Cahn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-28

Collection Scope

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.

Dates

  • 1962 - 1984

Creator

Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Use

Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.
Copyright of Cahn’s poetry resides with her estate.

History

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.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (1 MS)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by format.

Acquisition

The papers of Cynthia Lane Cahn were donated by her family in 1991 with additional papers in 1993.

Related Materials

Kingswood School Records (1980-01)

Cranbrook Kingswood libraries has a copy of “The Day the Sun Split” (Anhinga Press) in their collection.

Processing History

Ethel McNaughton, July 1996. Finding aid updates October 2017.
Title
Guide to the Cynthia L. Cahn Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Ethel McNaughton
Date
July 1996
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Resource record created by Laura MacNewman.

Revision Statements

  • October 2017: Updates to finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository

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