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Robert Frost Exhibition extended at UB

Photo from University at Buffalo Website

Officials at the University at Buffalo have extended its display of  the Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection through May 15.The overwhelming interest in the exhibit proves that 50 years after his death, Robert Frost continues to command the attention of fans and scholars.

On display on the fifth floor of UB's Capen Hall is a collection of photographs, manuscripts, audio recordings and other Frost-related items, donated by retired University physicist Jonathan Reichert. The articles were gathered from a long, productive relationship between the four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Cincinnati Rabbi Victor E. Reichert.

"So this was a real friendship. And it had an impact on Frost. It gave Frost a way to be the Old Testament Christian. To look at life through the Jewish eyes," Jonathan Reichert recalled of his father and the great poet.

Their chance introduction evolved into a long relationship. Eventually, the Reichert family would purchase property near Frost's residence in Vermont where the two men would engage in long philosophical discussions.

Over the years, they would exchange correspondence, much of which is now part of the collection at
the University at Buffalo.

The Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection is open for public viewing through May 15.