BG. Arthur Davison Ficke
16. †Unpublished materials
a. Arthur Davison Ficke Papers. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. The largest Ficke archive includes papers that document his personal life and literary interests. Bynner is a ‘major correspondent’, and in addition to Ficke manuscripts the collection contains as well manuscript poems by Bynner and others. Among subjects noted in the indices of the archive are Japanese Art, Japanese Prints, and ‘description [of] and travel’ in East Asia.
b. Arthur Davison Ficke Papers, 1924-57. New York Public Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection. Includes papers relating to Ficke’s collection of Japanese art, ‘notes for lectures Ficke gave on Far Eastern art during the 1930s and 1940s’, correspondence related to the lectures, and papers concerning an unpublished revision of Chats on Japanese Prints (5) prepared by Ficke’s wife after his death. Correspondents include ukiyoe collectors Louis Ledoux and Judson D. Metzgar.
c. Other materials. Ficke’s letters to Bynner are in the Bynner Papers at Harvard (BE22a); other collections include those at the Harvard University Archives, the Library at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the Library at the University of Pennsylvania, the Newberry Library in Chicago, and the libraries at the Universities of Michigan and Iowa.