The Faye Carr Adams collection consists of materials pertaining to Adams’ poetry, publications, personal life and interests, and career as secretary to the Poetry Society of Texas. It serves as a snapshot not only of Adams’ life, but the lives and successes of many Texas poets – in news clippings, poetry, and notes from the Poetry Society of Texas. The collection is organized into five series: Activity Files, Correspondence, Manuscripts, Printed Materials, and The Poetry Society of Texas.
Series I, Activity Files is organized alphabetically by the last name of subject. Folders contain clippings or manuscripts attributed to the subject for which each folder is named. In the case of the Lesley and Robert Frost file, correspondence is also contained here due to the significance of their acquaintance with Adams.
Series II, Correspondence is organized alphabetically by folder and subject, then chronologically for each subject’s bulk of correspondence within the folder. Most of the letters focus on Adams’ works, relation to the Poetry Society of Texas, or personal interests. Correspondence between Adams and Lesley or Robert Frost may be found in their file under the Activity Files series. Correspondence relating to the Poetry Society of Texas may be found in Series V.
Series III, Manuscripts is organized alphabetically by folder – beginning with personal Notes by Faye Carr Adams and Poems by Faye Carr Adams, followed by poems from various authors (not documented in the Activity Files) and finally, manuscripts by unknown authors. There are more poems by other authors in this series than by Adams, however, her poetry also makes up a substantial amount of this series.
Series IV, Printed Materials is organized alphabetically by folder – first, Announcements for new poetry books, then Announcements for various publications, followed by News Clippings on Poets & Poetry, News Clippings on Various Topics, Adams’ Printed Material Collection of miscellaneous subject matter not in newsprint, and Photographs of Unknown Subject. This series consists primarily of publication announcements and news clippings on Adams’ peers not covered in the Activity Files series. However, a list of subjects present throughout the files is listed alphabetically in the finding aid under each respective folder.
Series V, The Poetry Society of Texas, heretofore PST, is organized alphabetically by folder – first Correspondence associated with the PST, then Manuscripts organized by the PST followed by Printed Materials from the PST, and Publicity for the PST such as public sponsored events or news clippings on the Society. The bulk of this series is in the manuscripts arranged by PST members, including a book of award winning poems by its participating poets, and a collection of Holographs from 1962-1963.