Monday, February 9, 2009

Welcome to the William Stafford Archives blog. This page will host your comments, questions, and reminiscences at the Archives, now housed at the Aubrey Watzek Library of Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon. We plan to provide news updates about ongoing work with the collection at least once a week.

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We look forward to hearing from you and sharing our work with William Stafford's papers.


  1. My father would be sniffing along the shelves of this most amazing realm you have created. He would love what you have done, and so do I. You have honored his work, and Dorothy Stafford's gift of the WS Archive.

    Now may the legacy of William Stafford as writer, citizen, teacher, and witness be opened in new ways by visitors to this digital room.

    Thank you and be well,
    Kim Stafford

  2. I had the good fortune to enjoy William Stafford (and his son Kim) as an instructor while I majored in English Lit, BA '79.
    My first encounter with William Stafford was in the first class meeting and the topic was to write about ourselves and our thoughts for two hours...I was tremendously hung over on that Monday morning, so I wrote down Thoreau's famous quote regarding "If a man does not keep pace with his companions..." and then I gave the quote to my roommate (who happened to also be in the class) and I left to find some much needed sleep that particular morning...anyway, the following class meeting presented William Stafford reading my paper first, and declaring that "this is exactly the spirit we should pursue"...and my roomie said to me "how did you do that?"...and I will write some more memories of William Stafford as a professor soon...ted williamson.

  3. Thank you very much for writing, success

  4. This archive reminds me "Why I Am Happy" ...
    ...I laugh/ and cry for every turn of the world...
    ...That lakes stays blue and free; it goes/ on and on.//
    And I know where it is.... Yes, we know where it is! Thank you for this gift, this remarkable "bonus"