An archive of historic SPS materials is held at Ipswich Records Office under Deposit No. IP/16480 (GC820).

The contents of the archive are as follows:

Schedule

Suffolk Poetry Society 20th century

  • Folder of Minutes of Annual General Meetings, 1996-2011 and Chairman reports, 1996, 1981
  • Folder of SPS Committee Meeting Minutes, 1998-2007
  • Copy of draft Constitution circulated for comment, 1996
  • Copy of Constitution (final draft after consultation?), and

Crabbe Anthologies, 1992-2007 (missing 1998)

  • Folder containing 95-page document called ‘The Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition’ containing all 1st Prize-winners, their poems and the adjudicators since the competition was first awarded in 1955.
  • SPS Crabbe Poetry Comp 2009 Adjudicators report

One blue Rexel folder containing 20 double-sided see through wallets:

  • 1 – Three newspaper cuttings of club origins and 2x one poem
  • 2 – One letter from H Hudson
  • 3 – Newspaper cutting titled Pribbles and Prabbles
  • 4 – Letter to Mrs Pickett from Mr H Hudson
  • 5 – Photo of Mrs E M Picket and two empty envelopes
  • 6 – Suffolk Poetry Club Members List Jan 1933
  • 7 – Newspaper cutting re recital of Suffolk Poetry Club, lpswich
  • 8/9 – Blank
  • 10/11 – Programme for Suffolk Poetry Club Recital Sat 11.3.39
  • 12/13 – Photocopy of the same as 10/11
  • 14 – Blank
  • 15 – Two typed copies of a typed poem called Apologia, one bearing the name Francis Engleheart
  • 16 – Newspaper cutting re Robert Bums
  • 17 – Newspaper cuttings re Edward FitzGerald
  • 18 – Newspaper cuttings re Edward FitzGerald
  • 19 – Newspaper cuttings re Ezra Pound
  • 20 – Newspaper cuttings re ‘Coghill’s Dream
  • 21 – Notes re Geoffrey Chaucer and Hadfield’s Christmas
  • 22 – Some notes about Francis Engleheart and a leaflet about Writers On Tour dated 1978
  • 23 – Three newspaper articles about lpswich Art Scene
  • 24 – Three more newspaper articles about lpswich Art Scene
  • 25 – A letter dated 27.8.1983 re a Reading by John Heath-Stubbs
  • 26 – 2 Newspaper articles 1 re Hardiman Scott, 2 re Stefanie Fone
  • 27 – Newspaper cutting re The Poet’s Gift
  • 28 – 2 Newspaper cuttings – lsobel Trilling winning Crabbe 1981, and leaflet re Patterns in Poetry by Carol Morgan
  • 29 – Newspaper cuttings and copy of Hugh McKinley’s Memorial Service
  • 30 – Letter from The Prior to Miss Biggs re Rowley Family
  • 31 – Newspaper cutting re Hardiman Scott and Isobel Trilling
  • 32 – Photocopy articles from S African papers reviewing R N Currey’s book Vinnicombe’s Trek
  • 33 – Leaflet re King’s Lynn and poem by R N Currey
  • 34 – Part of letter unsigned but presumed by R N Currey
  • 35 – Photocopy of Contemp Poets 6th ed 1996 feat R N Currey
  • 36 – Newspaper cutting 1997 Crabbe Winners + winning poem
  • 37 – 2 Newspaper cuttings re Hardiman Scott A f
  • 38 – Leaflet for book Suffolk – A Celebration
  • 39 – A letter containing a long poem about George Crabbe
  • 40 – A stencil for SPS (crab/laurel) and a Farewell to Diana
  • Folder of 50 typed poems by the author Mrs E M Pickett, (removed from Brown Temple Bar Loose Leaf Book )

Black 2-ring binder containing:

  • Programmes for the Suffolk Poetry Society, 1979-2007 (with gaps)
  • Working notes re programmes for :- 1997-2004
  • List of SPS members at 16.4.1999, and 20.9.2003
  • Newsletters – various
  • Letter, 1984
  • SPS News, 1983
  • Schubertiad 2008, 2009, 2010 printed anthologies of poems and CD’s for all three
  • Jenny Joseph CD and track-list re event 10.8.1997
  • Folder of ephemeral material including;
  • Sudbury Café News – programme 2012
  • Crabbe Competition entry form 2012
  • SPS programme 2011
  • Leaflet re Schubertiad programme 2007
  • Letter from Henry Engleheart about his mother, Filumena
  • Leaflet re Veterans Day 27.6.2007, supported by SPS
  • Two leaflets about Poems on the Underground
  • A Tribute to Francis Engleheart by SPS dated 7,6,1964
  • A ring bound account of sculpture by Thomas Thurlow
  • Papers re Elizabeth Jennings
  • Draft biography on John Keats
  • First meeting minutes of SPS Woodbridge Group 26.11.??
  • Brief newsletter re library 8.1998
  • A note re RN Currey 90th birthday.
  • Folder of ephemeral material including;
  • Letter re retirement of Kate Dell after 21 years as Hon Sec, June 1980
  • Envelope containing info on SPS support for Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
  • Photocopy, unsigned and undated of SPS Constitution
  • SPS photo of Robert Greacen
  • SPS report on 1984 programme of events
  • Envelope with sundry papers on The Poets Gift – SPS book
  • Photographs re Children’s Poetry Comp and Hardiman Scott Cup
  • Photograph of SPS Garden Party 1999
  • Sundry underexposed negatives
  • Draft Poetry Anglia document Dec 2010 by Fred Ellis
  • Large white envelope with details of launch of The Poets Gift
  • White envelope details of events, including instructions as to how to publicise the Crabbe.