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Peter Levi papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection MS-1986-098: Peter Levi papers


  • Creation: 1949 - 2000
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Scope and Contents

Includes extensive correspondence to Levi, and some copies of replies. Many of Levi's poems, essays, and articles are also included. There are lectures and academic materials relating to student and teaching experiences, as well as material on various organizations. Also includes a draft autobiography, photographs, sermons, publications, reviews, clippings, and interviews of Levi.


Restrictions on access

Collection is closed until processed.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical note

An English poet, scholar, and author, Peter Levi was born in Ruislip, Middlesex. He was educated in England and entered the Society of Jesus. He began teaching at Oxford University in 1966. His career spanned the fields of poetry, classical studies, and archaeology. Much of his work involved extensive travel to Greece, Afghanistan, and the United States. Levi resigned from the Jesuits in 1977.


16.75 Linear Feet (38 containers)

Language of Materials



Some materials were received as a gift, others were purchased from Bertram Rota, Ltd between 1986 and 1998.

Peter Levi Papers
1949-2000, bulk 1960-1990
Unprocessed Cataloged
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States