Joseph Brodsky Papers from the Archives of the Katilius Family

Brodsky was a Russian and American poet and essayist, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1987. Ramunas Katilius and Elmira Katiliene were his good friends beginning in 1966. The collection (4.25 linear feet) includes correspondence with the family; drafts of Brodsky’s poems; a collection of poems compiled and typed by him; Vladimir Maramzin’s 3-volume samizdat collection of Brodsky’s poetry; drawings by Brodsky; and photographs.

Curator

Barbara Brigida Krupa

Interim Slavic and East European selector
Newspapers collection project manager

Liisi Esse

Assistant Curator for Estonian and Baltic Studies

Karen A Rondestvedt

Curator for Slavic and East European Collections (retired)