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Milford "Miff" Keene papers, 1977-1994.
Keene, Milford, 1921-1995.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 257  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Keene, Milford, 1921-1995.
Title : Milford "Miff" Keene papers, 1977-1994.
Physical Description : .5 linear ft.
Summary :

The collection contains primarily rough copies of Miff Keene's poetry, dummies of published work, correspondence, photographs, and autobiographical information.

Biographical or historical data :

Milford "Miff" Keene was born in Russell, New York, August 21, 1921, the son of Glen and Jennie (Tupper) Keene. He moved with his family to a farm in Woodbury, Vermont, at the age of three. His formal schooling ended in the eighth grade.

During his adult life he resided in Plainfield where he owned and operated a farm; he later lived and worked on the M. Walter Smith Farm, Hollister Hill, Plainfield, Vermont. At age 27 he had a heart attack and had a near-death experience. He had two daughters. He wrote poetry about every day life and about people he knew, self-publishing it with the help of friends. Miff Keene died September 9, 1995.

Geographic Term : Vermont Poetry.
Plainfield (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Notebooks.
Occupation : Poets, American
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