From the mid-1960s through the beginning of the 20th century, Davidson collected English-language materials on Japanese haiku and books and periodicals of haiku in English. From 1968 to 1988 she maintained extensive correspondence with many poets of the haiku movement in North America
This collection documents the professional life of poet, translator, and literary historian, William J. Higginson. The bulk of the papers are correspondence and writings. Correspondence consists of letters between Higginson and fellow scholars and poets. The writings include drafts of Higginson's manuscript, The Haiku Handbook, numerous poems, and articles about the history and craft of writing Japanese Poetry. There is also a small amount of photographs, multimedia materials, and ephemera
California State Library - California History Room
These 24 shikishi, or poem cards, were a gift from the Museum of Haiku Literature in Tokyo to the Haiku Society of America in honor of the Society's tenth anniversary, celebrated in 1978. Twenty-four of Japan's most renowned poets composed the haiku and calligraphed the shikishi which were presented by Kenkichi Yamamoto and Sumio Mori during a lecture at Japan House in New York City on Sept. 17, 1978. Hiroaki Sato translated the haiku, sometimes providing more than one version. These were published in "A Haiku path: the Haiku Society of America, 1968-1988" and as "Haiku selected for shikishi" by the Ikuta Press
Columbia University - Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The William J. Higginson Papers consist primarily of correspondence with other poets and authors. There is also a sizable amount of Higginson's writings, including his manuscript, The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku as well as many poems by both Higginson and his colleagues.
University of Chicago - Special Collections Research Center
Leza Lowitz was a writer, editor, and Japanese translator. The Leza Lowitz papers contain correspondence, photographs, Japanese ephemera, articles, literary reviews, art and literary publications, artwork, drafts and manuscripts, audio-visual material. The collection documents Lowitz's work as a professional writer and translator
Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The James Kirkup Papers includes correspondence, writings, photographs, audiovisual material, personal documents and memorabilia that document the life and work of British author James Kirkup.The papers span his writing career, from early school papers to printouts of digital books published in the 2000s, and include documentation of the diverse genres of Kirkup's research and writing. The papers document not only Kirkup's life and work, but also pacifism as a theme in literature, twentieth-century gay life, émigré life in Japan, 20th century literature and poetry (especially haiku), and Kirkup's family history. Prominent correspondents include Akiko Takemoto and Muriel Metcalfe.