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T.S. Eliot

This guide outlines various research materials about Thomas Stearns Eliot (T.S. Eliot) available in the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, Olin Library.

Suggested reading about TS Eliot and his connection to St. Louis

Useful Contacts


All requests for permission to publish from T. S. Eliot's writings should be directed to the Literary Executrix, Mrs. T.S. Eliot, c/o Faber and Faber Ltd, 3 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AU.

“Founded in 1980, the Society is an international association of persons interested in the art and thought of T. S. Eliot. Our annual meeting is held in St. Louis, the city of Eliot's birth, on the weekend closest to his September 26th birthday. Among other activities, the meeting features the T. S. Eliot Memorial Lecture, given by an eminent scholar or poet.”


TS Eliot Society (U.K.)

“The T S Eliot Society (UK) was founded in 2006. The Society exists to: promote the study and appreciation of Eliot’s work; promote events celebrating Eliot’s work; produce a regular newsletter, Exchanges; help to arrange the annual TS Eliot Festival at Little Gidding; sustain at Ferrar House, Little Gidding, a facility in which ordinary Eliot enthusiasts can immerse themselves, study, or research and write on Eliot-inspired matters, using the Society’s archive held there; facilitate local meetings of Society members and their friends in other centres of population across the UK; collaborate with Eliot appreciation societies in other countries. The Society promotes the Annual TS Eliot Cambridge Lecture, and produces an annual Journal.”


T. S. ELIOT: A Major New Research Project

 “The Estate of T. S. Eliot, Faber & Faber, and the Institute of English Studies, University of London, are delighted to announce the commencement of the T. S. Eliot Research Project (1 March 2009). With three years of funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the T. S. Eliot Estate, the Project will co-ordinate, for the first time, the editing of the poetry, plays, prose and correspondence of perhaps the most influential writer of the twentieth century.”

“The first parts of this comprehensive series to appear will be two volumes of the Letters, co-edited by Valerie Eliot and Hugh Haughton. The new edition of volume 1, up to the end of 1922, will benefit from more than 20 years of new discoveries and scholarship, and volume 2 will take the story up to the end of 1925, the year Eliot joined Faber. Volume 3, edited by the General Editor of the series, John Haffenden, will cover the years 1926-1928.”

Professor Warwick Gould,
Director, Institute of English Studies,
School of Advanced Study, University of London  
NG 18 Senate House, Malet Street,
London WC1E 7HU, UK
Voice 44 (0) 207 862-8673
Fax (0) 207 862 8720


The Wasteland for iPad!

Description (from the iTunes website):

"The Waste Land for iPad brings alive the most revolutionary poem of the last hundred years for a 21st Century audience. A wealth of interactive features illuminate T. S. Eliot's greatest work."

Features (from Faber & Faber press release):

  • A powerful filmed performance of the entire poem by Fiona Shaw, synchronized to the text
  • Complete audio readings of the poem, also sychronized to the text, by T. S. Eliot himself, Alec Guinness, Ted Hughes and Viggo Mortensen
  • Comprehensive interactive notes to guide the user through the poem's many references
  • Over 35 expert video perspectives on the poem, filmed in partnership with BBC Arena, including contributions from Seamus Heaney and Jeanette Winterson
  • Original manuscript pages revealing how the poem took shape under Ezra Pound's editing
  • An overview tool to reveal the complete structure of the verse and allow rapid navigation