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The Poetry
Scanned manuscripts - Audio Recordings

A 1933 Edward Weston Photo of Jeffers from the Oxy Jeffers Collection

"Stone-cutters fighting time with marble, you foredefeated 
challengers of oblivion...
The poet as well
Builds his monument mockingly; 
For man will be blotted out, the blithe earth die, the brave sun
Die blind and blacken to the heart:
Yet stones have stood for a thousand years, and pained thoughts found
The honey of peace in old poems."
- Robinson Jeffers, "To the Stone-Cutters"

Occidental College has a fine collection of Jeffers letters,  manuscripts, books and  pictures.

Sample scanned manuscripts from the Occidental Jeffers Collection

Jeffers at Occidental College

The Poetry

Jeffers' Fascinating Friends and Family

The Controversial Life of the Poet

Organizations Dedicated to the Man and his Poetry

Other Online Exhibits


 Handwritten First Draft of the poems "Joy" and "Autumn Evening" from Oxy's Jeffers' collection. Handwritten copy by Jeffers of the poem "Evening" in the Jeffers' collection

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