Italian MS ca 1370

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The collection includes many original poems, versions of her poems, drafts and manuscripts from 1943 to 2000. Includes source and idea articles for her poems. Also includes numerous personal and professional letters and cards relating to her poetry from William Meredith, Richard Harteis, J. V. Cunningham, Ann Stanford, Paul Zimmer and others and correspondence relating to the Carnegie Mellon English Department. Other correspondence with publishers and poetry contests, including submission and rejection notes, is present with poems submitted. Also contains essays and reviews written by Hayes regarding both poetry and prose. Contains texts of readings which Hayes gave of her poems and presentations given at conferences (1964 - 1997). Original artwork given to Hayes by Sally Barnes is included as well as photographs taken by Frank Hayes. Includes teaching materials created and used by Hayes and Advanced Placement Materials and correspondence with the College Board including an AP Recognition Award (1964 - 1993). Vita, thesis (Stanford 1950) and college diploma.
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Totaling more than 50 calculating machines, letters and books, the collection contains important items in the history of computing. Included are two Enigma machines, electro-mechanical rotor cipher machines used to encrypt communication. Most notably, they were used by Nazi Germany to protect military communication during World War II. With this gift, which includes one 4-rotor machine and one 3-rotor machine, CMU becomes one of a handful of American institutions to own an Enigma machine.
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