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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Sources

Description of Series

Series I. Works, 1958-1978

Series II. Correspondence 1943-1974

Series III. Miscellaneous, 1912-1996

Series IV. Formerly Closed Materials, 1948, 1954-1974

Index

Index

Index

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Anne Sexton:

An Inventory of Her Papers at the Harry Ransom Center



Descriptive Summary

Creator Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974
Title Anne Sexton Papers
Dates: 1912-1996 (bulk 1953-1974)
Abstract Manuscripts, correspondence, financial records, contracts, notes, and samples of her students' poetry comprise the bulk of Sexton's Papers. The materials thoroughly explore the American poet and playwright's writing career from her earliest poems to the materials published after her death. Working copies of all the major collections of verse are included, as are multiple versions of her best known play, Mercy Street (1969). Correspondence includes a variety of Sexton's personal and business correspondence.
OCLC No.: 122492286
Extent 44 boxes (20.16 linear feet), 12 galley folders (gf), 1 oversize folder (osf), 5 oversize boxes (osb)
Language English.
Repository Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Born Anne Gray Harvey, Anne Sexton (1928-1974) was the youngest of three daughters born to a well-off couple in Weston, Massachusetts. Sexton's father owned and ran a wool business and her mother, well educated and intelligent, maintained an active social schedule of parties and charity events. The sisters were not close, each vying for the attention of their busy parents and pursuing their own interests. Anne's behavior as a child, seemingly always in motion, making noise, and looking disheveled, excluded her from many of the family's social activities.

In junior high school Sexton lost her awkwardness and became the center of a gang of girlfriends. Her first attempt at poetry resulted from a breakup with long-time boyfriend Jack McCarthy. During her senior year in high school Sexton wrote more poetry, some of which was published in the school paper. When Sexton's mother essentially accused her of plagiarizing the poems, Sexton stopped writing poetry altogether for ten years.

After high school, in 1947, Sexton attended finishing school at the Garland School in Boston. While there, she became engaged and began planning a big wedding. However, in 1948, Sexton met and fell in love with Alfred Muller Sexton II, nicknamed Kayo. In August of the same year, afraid that she was pregnant, Sexton and Kayo, on the advice of her mother, eloped to North Carolina. Returning from their honeymoon, the young couple spent the next few years moving back and forth between their parents' homes. Kayo dropped his pre-med studies after a few months and found work with a wool firm. In 1951, Kayo was shipped overseas with the naval reserves, and in the fall of 1952, Sexton joined him in San Francisco, where his ship was being overhauled, and almost immediately became pregnant. They returned to Massachusetts for the Christmas holidays and Sexton remained at her parents' home for the remainder of her pregnancy. Linda Gray Sexton was born on July 21, 1953, and shortly thereafter the Sextons bought a house in Newton Lower Falls, MA, and Kayo accepted a position with his father-in-law's wool company. Two years later, Joyce Ladd Sexton was born on August 4, 1955.

Shortly after Joyce's birth, Sexton began a year-long slide into the depression that would plague her for the rest of her life. Feeling disoriented and agitated, she sought help from Dr. Martha Brunner-Orne who diagnosed post-partum depression and prescribed medication. After five months of treatment Sexton developed a paralyzing fear of being alone with her children. She became increasingly prone to attacks of blinding rage which often led to abusive behavior towards Linda. Afraid that she would actually kill the child, Sexton finally confided some of her problems to her family and they rallied to support her. During Kayo's business trips, his sister would stay with her, and Kayo's father offered to help cover some of the expenses of therapy. Sexton's parents sent their housemaid to help with the housework and also sent money. However, this practical help did not solve Sexton's problems and in July of 1956 she entered Westwood Lodge, a private hospital, for three weeks. While at Westwood Lodge, Sexton met Dr. Brunner's son, Dr. Orne, who was to be her psychiatrist for the next eight years.

Sexton was released from Westwood Lodge on August 3, 1956, but her condition continued to decline. Dr. Orne placed her in Glenside Mental Institution after she took an overdose of Nembutal in November. Sometime in 1956, Sexton began writing poetry. She showed the poems to Orne who vigorously encouraged her to continue writing. Over the course of 1957, Sexton brought over 60 completed poems to Orne for approval. In the fall of 1957, she began attending an adult education poetry workshop taught by John Holmes. By the end of the year, Holmes suggested that Sexton seek publication. In April of 1958, The Fiddlehead Review published "Eden Revisited."

Sexton continued to attend Holmes' seminar through 1958. It was there that she met and became close friends with Maxine Kumin. That same year, Sexton attended the Antioch Writer's Conference, where she worked with W.D. Snodgrass, and took a graduate poetry writing seminar with Robert Lowell. In 1959 she received a Robert Frost Scholarship to attend the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference in Vermont. In 1960 this work culminated in the publication of a collection of poems, To Bedlam and Partway Back. Well received, Bedlam was the first of ten collections of verse Sexton published in her lifetime.

Over the next fourteen years Sexton wrote poetry, short stories, a major theatrical production, and presented her poetry at readings, alone and with musical accompaniment. She taught poetry courses at Boston University, Oberlin, and Wayland High School. She became a major presence in the American poetry scene and helped earn respect for women poets in general. In 1965 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1967 she received both the Shelley Memorial Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Live or Die (1966). In 1968 Sexton was awarded honorary membership in the Harvard chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the first woman to receive this award, and in 1969 she was made a member of the Radcliffe chapter. She received honorary doctorates from Tufts University and Fairfield University in 1970, and from Regis College in 1973.

Despite these and other accolades, Sexton continued to struggle with her mental illness, taking pills and drinking heavily to combat her fears. To the dismay of many, but perhaps the surprise of none, she took her own life on October 4, 1974. Sexton's daughters and friends published several volumes of poems and letters after her death, including 45 Mercy Street (1975), Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters (1977), and Words for Dr. Y.: Uncollected Poems with Three Short Stories (1978).

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Scope and Contents

Manuscripts, correspondence, financial records, contracts with her publishers, notes from her presentations, and samples of her students' poetry comprise the bulk of the Anne Sexton Papers, 1912-1996 (bulk 1953-1974). The collection is organized into three series, with materials arranged alphabetically by title or author: I. Works, 1958-1978 (16 boxes), II. Correspondence, 1939-1974 (13 boxes), III. Miscellaneous, 1912-1996 (16 boxes), and Series IV. Formerly Closed Materials (3 boxes).

This collection was previously accessible through a card catalog, but has been re-cataloged as part of a retrospective conversion project.

The papers thoroughly explore Sexton's writing career from her earliest poems to the materials published after her death. Working copies of all the major collections of verse are included, as are multiple versions of her best known play, Mercy Street. Individual poems demonstrate Sexton's editing methods, as do various published and unpublished short stories. Diaries, interviews, articles and materials from her many presentations fill out the Works series.

Correspondence includes a variety of Sexton's personal and business correspondence. There is a large quantity of correspondence with colleges and institutions requesting readings or Sexton's attendance at various functions, as well as communication between Sexton and magazines, her publishers, fellow poets, students, friends, and family. Of particular note are letters between Sexton and Lois Ames, Michael Bearpark, Saul Bellow, Michael Benedikt, Elizabeth Bishop, Louise Conant, Morton Courier, Dorianne Goetz, Anthony Hecht, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Hudson Review, Barbara Kevles, Maxine Kumin, Philip Legler, Robert Lowell, George MacBeth, Jack McCarthy, John Mood, Marianne Moore, The New Yorker, Dennis O'Brien, Tillie Olson, Oxford University Press, Radcliffe College Institute for Independent Study, Sylvia Plath, Al Poulin, Alfred "Kayo" Sexton, Dick Sherwood, Robin Skelton, Alice Smith, William Snodgrass, George Starbuck, Brian Sweeney, John Updike, Anne Wilder, and James Wright.

The remainder of the materials is composed of drafts of other authors' works, fan mail sent to Sexton, school memorabilia, photographs of Sexton and others, a notebook of newspaper clippings about Sexton kept by Alice Smith, a letter from William Wallace Denslow to Arthur Staples in 1912, and a set of page proofs for a German translation of Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters, published in 1996.

At the time of their acquisition by the Ransom Center, some of the Sexton materials were closed for use. The restrictions were lifted in 2011 and the materials then housed and described as Series IV. Formerly Closed Materials. Included in these materials are typescript drafts of early works, correspondence, four journals containing detailed information on Sexton’s therapy sessions, and audio tapes of therapy sessions.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research. Open for research. Four journals and two scrapbooks are restricted for preservation purposes due to their physical condition. Digital scans of these items are available for use in the Ransom Center Reading and Viewing Room. The original materials may be viewed only with curatorial approval.

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Index Terms

Correspondents
Ames, Lois.
Amichai, Yehuda.
Bearpark, Michael.
Bellow, Saul.
Benedikt, Michael, 1935- .
Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979.
Bly, Robert.
Brinnin, John Malcolm, 1916- .
Conant, Louise.
Courier, Morton.
Davison, Peter.
Dickey, James.
Eberhart, Richard, 1904- .
Fitts, Dudley, 1903- .
Goetz, Dorianne.
Hall, Donald, 1928- .
Hazo, Samuel John.
Hecht, Anthony.
Hughes, Olwyn.
Hughes, Ted, 1930- .
Hugo, Richard.
Humphries, Rolf.
Jong, Erica.
Kennedy, X.J.
Kevles, Barbara L.
Kinnell, Galway, 1927- .
Kizer, Carolyn.
Kumin, Maxine, 1925- .
Kunitz, Stanley.
Legler, Philip, 1928- .
Levertov, Denise.
Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977.
MacBeth, George.
McCarthy, Jack.
McClatchy, J.D.
McGinley, Phyllis.
Meredith, William.
Merriam, Eve, 1916- .
Mood, John J.L.
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972.
Nims, John Frederick, 1913- .
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- .
O'Brien, Dennis, 1931- .
Olson, Tillie.
Pack, Robert.
Plath, Sylvia.
Poulin, Al.
Rich, Adrienne Cecile.
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913- .
Sarton, May, 1912- .
Seldes, Marian.
Sexton, Alfred Muller, II.
Sexton, Joyce Ladd.
Sexton, Linda Gray.
Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913- .
Sherwood, Dick.
Simpson, Louis Ashton Marantz, 1923- .
Sissman, L.E., 1928-1976.
Skelton, Robin.
Smith, Alice, 1950- .
Snodgrass, William D.W. (William De Witt), 1926- .
Spender, Stephen.
Spivak, Kathleen.
Starbuck, George, 1931- .
Strand, Mark, 1934- .
Summers, Hollis Spurgeon, 1916- .
Susa, Conrad.
Sweeney, Brian.
Swenson, May.
Tillinghast, Richard.
Tureck, Rosalyn.
Untermeyer, Louis, 1895-1977.
Updike, John.
Vendler, Helen Hennessy.
Wakoski, Diane.
Whittmore, Reed, 1919- .
Wilder, Anne.
Williams, C.K. (Charles Kenneth), 1936- .
Williams, Oscar, 1900-1964.
Wright, James Arlington, 1927- .
Zucker, Jack.
Organizations
Houghton, Mifflin and Company.
The Hudson Review.
The New Yorker.
Oxford University Press.
Radcliffe College Institute for Independent Study.
Sterling Lord Agency.
Subjects
American poetry.
Fantasy.
Love poetry, American.
Poets, American--20th century.
Document types
Diaries.
Journals.
Juvenilia.
Legal documents.
Love letters.
Photographs.
Post cards.

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Related Material

The Schlesinger Library at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study possesses additional audio tape recordings of Sexton’s therapy sessions.

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Separated Material

The Ransom Center Vertical File Collection contains an extensive collection of newspaper clippings and other printed material covering the publication and criticism of Sexton’s work. There are also over 240 photographs of Sexton, her family, and friends, located in the Literary Files of the Center’s Photography Collection. Additionally, there are videos of Sexton in the Center’s Film Collection, and several items in the Personal Effects Collection.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition

Purchases and gifts, 1980-2013 (R8732, G620, G621, G692, G858, G859, R12470, G8943, G10698, R14718, 13-03-015-G)

The bulk of the Anne Sexton Papers were purchased from or donated by Sexton’s daughters, Linda and Joyce. Additional materials, several volumes from Sexton’s personal library, were later donated to the Ransom center by Linda Sexton and the Houghton Mifflin Company. Tillie Olson and Sands B. Robart also donated materials to the collection.

Processed by

Chelsea S. Jones, 1998; Stephen Mielke, 2011

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Sources

Anne Sexton: A Biography. Diane Wood Middlebrook. (New York: Vintage Books, 1991).

Dictionary of Literary Biography -- Volume 5: American Poets since World War II, Part 2, L-Z. Donald J. Genner, Ed. (Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1980).

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Anne Sexton Papers--Folder List

 

Series I. Works, 1958-1978

The Works series is divided into six subseries: A. Collections of Verse (1958-1978, 8 boxes, 12 galley files); B. Individual Poems (nd, 3 boxes); C. Mercy Street and other plays (1964-1969, 3 boxes); D. Fiction (nd, 1 box); E. Articles, diaries, and interviews (1960-1974,.5 box); and F. Presentations (1968-1974,.5 box). Each subseries is arranged alphabetically by title. An index to all of the works, arranged by title, is located at the end of this guide.
Holograph and typescript manuscripts of all of Sexton's major works are found in the Collections of Verse subseries, though there is less material, overall, for her two earliest books than for her later collections. Printer galleys are present for all of Sexton's books, except her first two collections, To Bedlam and Part Way Back and All My Pretty Ones, and the Pulitzer-prize winning Live or Die. The Awful Rowing Toward God displays the most draft revision work and includes a draft with comments by James Wright. Letters for Dr. Y includes an original grouping of the "horoscope poems" and Love Poems contains various versions of the"Eighteen days without you" series.
The Individual Poems subseries consists of original and carbon copy typescripts as well as holograph manuscripts of poems that were published individually, many of which were later placed in collections of verse, as well as some unpublished poems. Of special interest are versions of "All God's children need radios,""Flee on your donkey,""The Jesus papers,""Rats live on no evil star," and "The suicide note."
The majority of the Plays subseries is given over to the evolution of Mercy Street from an idea on a single sheet of paper to a final script. Multiple versions of the script with large quantities of Sexton's editing are present, as well as ideas for stage directions and types of people who should be cast for the roles. Fragments of other plays that Sexton was working on are also located here.
Sexton's efforts to diversify into novels and short stories are found in the Fiction subseries. Along with typescripts of the three short stories that appeared in The Book of Folly, are one unpublished and untitled novel, and unpublished short stories titled "The Bat," or "To Remember, To Remember,""Cowboy and Pest and the Runaway Goat," and "Hair." There is also a version of The Wizard's Tears, a children's story that Sexton wrote with Maxine Kumin, as well as fragments of other stories.
Subseries E contains edited and unedited typescripts of articles written by Sexton at various times, diaries she kept, and transcripts of interviews she gave. Among the articles are two essays of particular interest. "Feeling the Grass" describes her efforts to understand men's need for a perfect lawn, and "The Freak Show" tries to explain her mixed feelings of joy and fear when giving a public reading. The diaries include the notes Sexton kept on her experiences teaching in the experimental poetry program at Wayland High School, as well as more personal journals kept during the 1960s and into the 1970s. Interviews include transcripts of conversations Sexton had with George MacBeth about her poems "The Addict" and "With Mercy for the Greedy," as well as an interview with Barbara Kevles for Paris Review.
The Presentations subseries contains notes and scripts that Sexton created when she planned her poetry readings, speeches, and lectures. These notes include poems which she intended to read, introductory remarks, and outlines for her courses.
Subseries A. Collections of Verse, 1958-1978
box folder
1 1-4 All My Pretty Ones (1962), typescripts and worksheets, nd,
518pp
The Awful Rowing Toward God (1975)
box folder
1 5 Typescripts and first drafts, 1973,
82pp
6 Typescripts, 1973,
53pp
7 Typescripts, 1973,
64pp
8 Typescripts, 1973,
40pp
9 Typescripts, 1974,
24pp
10 Typescripts with author's revisions, 1974,
55pp
11 Typescripts with printer's notes, 1975,
56pp
12 Typescripts with author's revisions, 1973,
56pp
13 Typescripts, 1973,
30pp
box folder
gf Galleys (removed to galley folders 1-3)
box folder
2 1 Typescripts with comments by James Wright, 1973,
56pp
2 Typescripts, 1974,
35pp
The Book of Folly (1972)
box folder
2 3-6 Holograph manuscripts and typescripts, 1968-1971,
339pp
7 Holograph manuscripts and typescripts, 1971-1972,
71pp
8 Short stories, 1971
9 Typescripts with author and printer marks, 1972,
162pp
10 Typescripts, 1968-1972,
268pp
box folder
gf Galleys (removed to galley folder 4)
The Death Notebooks (1974)
box folder
3 1 Typescripts with author revisions and proofs,
103pp
2 Typescripts,
104pp
3-4 Typescript
(4 copies), 242pp
5 Holograph manuscripts and typescripts, 1970-1973,
124pp
6 Typescripts, 1970-1973,
63pp
7 Typescripts with printer's marks, 1973,
65pp
box folder
gf Galleys (removed to galley folders 5-6)
45 Mercy Street (1976)
box folder
4 1 Holograph manuscripts and typescripts, 1972-1974,
153pp
2-3 Holograph manuscripts and typescripts, 1972-1973,
109pp
4 Typescripts with author revisions, deletions, and printer's marks, 1975,
109pp
5 Typescripts (2 copies), 1975,
200pp
6 Typescripts, 1971-1974,
109pp
7 Miscellaneous proofs with author notes, 1975,
19pp
8 Typescript with pagination corrections, 1975,
86pp
box folder
gf Galleys (removed to galley folder 7)
Live or Die (1966)
box folder
5 1-2 Holograph manuscripts and typescripts, 1962-1966, nd,
262pp
3-5 Holograph manuscripts and typescripts, 1962-1964, nd,
365pp
6 Typescripts, 1966,
73pp
7 Typescripts, 1966,
82pp
8 Typescripts, 1966,
81pp
Love Poems (1969)
box folder
6 1-2 Holograph manuscripts and typescripts, 1966-1968, nd,
335pp
3 Typescripts, worksheets,
70pp
4 Typescripts,
53pp
5 Typescripts with printer's marks, 1969, nd,
98pp
6 "Eighteen days without you, " holograph manuscripts and typescripts, nd [1967]
box folder
gf Galleys (removed to galley folder 8)
box folder
6 7 Poems, by Thomas Kinsella, Douglas Livingstone, and Anne Sexton (1968), page proofs, pages 61-85
To Bedlam and Part Way Back (1960)
box folder
7 1 Typescripts with author revisions,
59pp
2-4 Typescripts, 1958, nd,
523pp
Transformations (1971)
box folder
7 5-6 Holograph manuscripts and typescripts, 1970, nd,
248pp
box folder
8 1 Typescripts, nd,
98pp
2 Typescripts with printer's marks,
66pp
3 Page proofs, 1971,
62 sheets
box folder
gf Galleys (removed to galley folders 9-11)
Words for Dr. Y. (1978)
box folder
8 4 Typescripts, 1960-1972,
54pp
5 The horoscope poems, 1971,
27pp
6 Typescripts with printer's notes, 1978,
88pp
7 Typescripts (5 versions), 1960-1970, 134pp
box folder
gf Galleys (removed to galley folder 12)
Subseries B. Individual Poems, nd
box folder
9 1 Unidentified poems, nd
2 A
3 B
4 C
5 D
6 E
7 F
8 G-H
9 I
box folder
10 1 J-L
2 M-N
3 Note for "Some foreign notes"
4 O
5 Old Poems
6 P
7 Poems left with Barbara Schwartz, Sexton’s last therapist, includes a poem by Maxine Kumin, 13 poems and one note, 1974
8 Poetry fragments
9 R
10 S
box folder
11 1 T
2 U-Z
3 Varied poems
Subseries C. Mercy Street and other plays, 1946-1969
Mercy Street, 1964-1969
box folder
12 1 Holograph manuscripts and typescripts/miscellaneous,
46pp
2 Typescripts with author revisions,
84pp
3 Typescripts with extensive author revisions,
112pp
4 Typescripts with inserts and author revisions,
88pp
5-7 Typescripts,
78pp
8 Typescripts, in a notebook, 1969,
62pp
box folder
13 1 Typescripts and miscellaneous pages,
169pp
2 Typescripts,
78pp
3 Typescripts with author revisions, 1966, nd,
132pp
4 Typescripts,
48pp
5 Typescripts with author revisions, 1964,
78pp
6 Typescripts with inserts and author revisions and miscellaneous pages, 1964-65,
161pp
7 Typescripts with author revisions,
116pp
box folder
14 1-2 Typescripts, 1964,
3-4 Typescripts, bound, one signed
5 Other plays and fragments of plays,
30pp
Subseries D. Fiction, nd
box folder
15 1 Untitled novel, typescripts with author revisions,
165pp
2 Untitled short story; A-G
3 "Cigarettes and Acorn Squash," typescript with author revisions,
15pp
4 H-R
5 "The Last Believer," typescripts with author revisions,
26pp
6 S-Z
Subseries E. Articles, Diaries, and Interviews, 1960-1974
box folder
16 1 Articles, 1974, nd,
62pp
2 Diaries, 1960-1972
3 Interviews; Paris Review, and others, 1968, nd
Subseries F. Presentations, 1968-1974
box folder
16 4 Presentations, 1968-1974, nd
5 Lecture materials for Colgate University, 1972,
122pp
6 Poems for readings,
52pp
7 Remarks for Boston College Symposium, 1962,
25pp

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Series II. Correspondence 1943-1974

Sexton maintained a busy schedule, but found time to keep up active correspondence with many friends and colleagues, in addition to being very conscientious about answering fan letters and inquiries about readings and performances. Sexton kept carbon copies of almost every letter she wrote. As a result, the correspondence series has a very high match rate between letters received and letters sent out. This series is fairly evenly split between business and personal correspondence and includes communication with universities, libraries and other organizations as well as individuals. Of particular note is a great deal of correspondence with Alice Smith, a woman she had met at a reading in New York in 1967 and with whom she exchanged letters until her death. An Index of Correspondents is located at the end of this guide
Over 800 letters written to Sexton by fans are located in the Miscellaneous series under the heading "fan mail," and are organized chronologically. 409 letters written by Sexton to fans and other correspondents are found in the Miscellaneous series under the heading "Letters to correspondents." Additionally, correspondence between Sexton and many of her students is located in Miscellaneous series. These letters are not included in the Index of Correspondents.
box folder
17 1 Unidentified correspondents
2 Ab-Al
3 Am
4 An-As
5 Au-Ax
6 B-Ba
box folder
18 1 Be-Bl
2 Boi-Bos
3 Bow-Bri
4 Bro-Bu
5 Ca
6 Ch-Cl
7 Co
box folder
19 1 Courier, Morton
2 Cr-Cu
3 Da-Di
4 Do-E
5 Fa-Fin
6 Fir-Fl
7 Fo-Fu
box folder
20 1 Ga-Got
2 Goetz, Dorianne
3 Gou-Gu
4 Ha-Harper's
5 Harr-Harw
6 He-Hop
7 Hot-Hu
box folder
21 1-2 Houghton, Mifflin and Company
3 I
4 J
5 Ka-Ki
6 Karpf, Frieda
7 Kl-Ku
box folder
22 1 La-Li
2 Legler, Philip
3 Lo-Ly
4 Mac-Mar
5 Mas-May
6 Mc-Mod
7 McCarthy, Jack
8 McClatchy, J.D.
box folder
23 1 Mon-My
2 Mood, John J.
3 Na-New
4 New York-No
5-6 New Yorker
7 Oa-Or
box folder
24 1 Olson, Tillie
2 Oxford University Press
3 Pa-Pi
4 Pl-Po
5 Poulin, Al
6 Pr-Pu
7 Q
box folder
25 1 Ra
2 Re-Ri
3 Ro-Ru
4 Sa-Se
5-6 Sexton, Alfred Muller II
7 Sexton, J.-Sexton, W.
8 Sh-Si
box folder
26 1 Shaktman, Ben
2-3 Sherwood, Dick
4 Sisson, L.
5 Sk-Sp
Smith, Alice
box folder
26 6 1967-1969 Apr.
7 1969 May-Oct.
box folder
27 1 1969 Nov.-1970 Mar.
2 1970 Apr.-May
3 1970 June-Aug.
4 1970 Sept.-Dec.
5 1971 Jan.-July
6 1971 Aug.-1974
7 Snodgrass, William De Witt
box folder
28 1 St-Su
2 Sterling Lord Agency
3 Stone, Arlene
4 Sw-Sy
5 Ta-To
6 Tr-Tu
box folder
29 1 U-University of Kentucky
2 University of Maine-Ut
3 V
4 W-We
5 Wh-Wil
6 Win-Wy
7 Y-Z
8 Envelopes from various correspondents, 1939-73

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Series III. Miscellaneous, 1912-1996

Included in the Miscellaneous series are school reports for Sexton and her children, the wills of both of Sexton’s parents as well as her own, student poetry and works, correspondence with students, course critiques, and other materials having to do with Sexton’s teaching experience. Correspondence in this series (other than fan mail and student mail) is included in the Index of Correspondents.
The large collection of fan mail written to Sexton between 1960 and 1974 demonstrates the effect her poetry had on people. She received letters from hopeful young writers who included samples of their work, notes of thanks from people whose hearts her poetry had touched, and requests for help and comfort from other mentally ill people. Some of Sexton's answers to these letters are found under "Letters to correspondents" in this series.
Also of interest are the poems sent by fellow poets to Sexton for comment. Louise Conant, Erica Jong, and Barbara Kevles all sent poems, and Phil Legler's poems include notes to Sexton, asking for her response to specific lines and word choices. An Index of Works by Other Authors is located at the end of this inventory.
Of note in this series are three scrapbooks created by Sexton in the 1940s and early 1950s. They include memorabilia, photographs and correspondence documenting her life from her teens to her early twentys, and her marriage. Two of the three scrapbooks are restricted for preservation purposes due to their physical condition. Digital surrogates are available in the Ransom Center Reading and Viewing Room.
The materials relating to Sexton's teaching activities focus on letters to and from students at Boston University, Oberlin, and McLean Hospital, samples of works by students from all of these institutions plus Wayland High School, and class projects and course critiques.
box folder
30 1 Unidentified notes, letters, and poems
2 A-G
3 Dingley, Anna Ladd, Diary, 1953,
300pp
4 Gilbert, Celia, Speaking in Tongues,
75pp
5 H-J
6 Jonker, Ingrid, poems in translation,
64pp
7 K-M
8 Masterson, Dan, Poems, 1969,
52pp
9 Mood, John J., "A Bird Full of Bones-A Visit and a Reading," 3 typescripts and a study outline, 1968, nd,
54pp
box folder
31 1 N-R
2 Olson, Tillie, notebook
3 Photographs
4 Radcliffe Institute for Independent Learning, 1960-1964
5 S
6 School memorabilia, 1943-1947,
5 items
7 Selbstportrait in Briefen, page proofs, 1996,
250pp
Sexton, Anne
box folder
32 1 A-B
2-3 Address books
4 Appointment calendars
5 Contractual agreements, 1961-1974
box folder
33 1 D-H
Fan Mail, 1960-1974,
889 items
box folder
33 2 1960-1963
3 1964-1966
4 1967
5 1968
6-7 1969
box folder
34 1 1970
2 1971
3 1972
4 1973
1974
box folder
34 5 Jan.-Feb.
box folder
35 1 Mar.
2 Apr.-May
3 June-Oct.
Financial papers
box folder
35 4 Bank records
5 Bills
6 C-H
box folder
36 1 Ledger
2 S-Z
3 Letters of recommendation by Sexton, 1967-1974
4-5 Letter to correspondents, 1963-1974,
409 items
6 Lists
7 M-N
8 Notes for school paper
box folder
37 1-2 Notes of poem records
3 Notes
4 O-P
5 Q-S
6 Royalty statements and bills
Scrapbooks
box
* Scrapbook containing photos, correspondence, dried flowers, clippings, and other memorabilia such as matchbooks, menus, chopsticks, circa 1940-1952 (*original restricted for preservation purposes due to its physical condition. A digital surrogate is available in the Ransom Center Reading and Viewing Room.)
box
48 Scrapbook containing clippings, programs, snapshots, telegrams, tickets, and verse, circa 1947
box
* Scrapbook titled ‘Yes, we've been married just a year and this is our story,’ containing calling cards, register of birth, Christmas cards, clippings, greeting cards, hotel room keys, letters, matchbooks, poems, programs, snapshots, telegrams, tickets, and valentines, circa 1948 (*original restricted for preservation purposes due to its physical condition. A digital surrogate is available in the Ransom Center Reading and Viewing Room.)
Students
box folder
37 7 Critiques of Sexton's class, 1970
8 Letters to students, 1970-1974,
49 items
Letters from students
box folder
38 1-3 1969-74,
106 items
4-5 Boston U., 1970-1974,
32 items
6 McLean Hospital, 1968-1969,
14 items
7 Oberlin, 1968-69,
14 items
Student projects, Boston University
box folder
39 1 1969,
223pp
2-3 1971,
300pp
4 1969-72,
125pp
5 1970-74,
275pp
box folder
40 1 1970-74,
275pp (cont.)
2 1974,
59pp
Student works
box folder
40 3 Boston University, 1971,
20pp
4-5 McLean Hospital, 1965-1969,
200pp
6 Wayland High School, 1967-1968,
150pp
7 T-Z
8 Smith, Alice, letters and scrapbook
9 T-Z

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Series IV. Formerly Closed Materials, 1948, 1954-1974

The bulk of Sexton’s formerly closed materials consists of correspondence between Sexton and her doctors, friends, and lovers. Many of these folders include poems by Sexton or from the person she is corresponding with. Also present are journals, audio tapes, and early drafts of poems
The journals are of particular note and contain typed transcripts of Sexton’s therapy tapes along with typed and handwritten entries recording her thoughts and emotions. They are extremely fragile and restricted from general access. Digital scans are available for use in the Ransom Center’s Reading and Viewing Room.
Also present are several folders of typed draft poems by Sexton, dating from the mid 1950s to the early 1960s. Sexton wrote that these works were to be destroyed at the time of her death, but after consulting with Sexton’s close friends and her editor, Sexton’s daughter and literary executor Linda Gray Sexton decided to contradict the directive and preserve the poems in Sexton’s papers.
Audio tapes of therapy sessions dating from the early 1960s have been transferred to the Ransom Center Sound Recording Collection. These are available for access in the Center’s Reading and Viewing room, but are not available for patron digitization copy requests.
Works
box folder
41 1 ‘Early poems,’ typescripts with holograph description, nd
2 The Story of Kayo Sexton [Wayland High School], typescript, nd
3 ‘To Bedlam and Partway Back,’ collected typescript poems, nd
4-5 Untitled, collected typescript poems, 1955-1958
6 Untitled, collected typescript poems, circa 1966
Correspondence
box folder
41 7-8 Ames, Lois, 1965-1969, nd
9 Bayle, Shirley, 1973
10 Clawson, Robert, 1966-1972, nd
box folder
42 1-2 ‘Doctors,’ 1964-1971, nd
3 Duhl, Fred, 1965-1966
4 Kumin, Maxine, 1963-1964
5-7 Legler, Philip, 1966-1974
8 Lock, Maryel, 1973-1974
9 ‘Men,’ 1948, 1973-1974
box folder
43 1 Orne, Martin, 1959-1964
2 O’Brien, Dennis, 1963
3 ‘Phase II,’ undated
4 Shaktman, Ben, 1973
5-8 Wilder, Anne, 1963-1972
Miscellaneous
box folder
43 * Journals, 1961-1963 (*originals restricted due to preservation considerations. Digital surrogates are available in the Ransom Center Reading and Viewing Room.)
9 McLean workshop, typed notes, 1968-1969
10 Photographs, 1954-1961
box
44 Journals described in Series IV. (Restricted)
Scrapbooks described in Series III. (Some Restricted)

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 Anne Sexton Papers--Index of Correspondents 

Box and folder numbers are followed by a number in parenthesis which indicates the number of items by (or to) that person. So in this example

Eberhart, Richard, 1904- --19.4 (3), (3 from Sexton), 30.2 (1 to Anne Ford, 1 to Carolyn Amussen)

there are three letters to Anne Sexton and three letters from Sexton in box 19, folder 4 and there is one letter from Eberhart to Anne Ford and one letter to Carolyn Amussen in box 30, folder 2.

  • Abzug, Robert--17.2 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Academy of American Poets--9.7 (1 on verso of Fat man), 17.2 (6), (1 from Sexton)
  • Accent--17.2 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Adler, Lucile--17.2 (2)
  • Advocates for the Arts (New York)--17.2 (2)
  • Agenda (England)--17.2 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Albright College--17.2 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Alexander, Charlotte--17.2 (1)
  • Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.--21.7 (1)
  • Alfred, William, 1923- --17.2 (1 from Sexton)
  • Allegheny College (Meadville, PA)--17.2 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Allen, James B.--17.2 (2)
  • Altieri, Charles, 1942- --17.2 (1)
  • Alvarez, A. (Alfred), 1929- --17.2 (1), (2 from Sexton)
  • Amazon Quarterly--17.3 (1)
  • American Academy in Rome--17.3 (1), (2 from Sexton)
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters--17.3 (14), (6 from Sexton)
  • American Council of Learned Societies--17.3 (2), (3 from Sexton)
  • The American Literary Anthology--17.3 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • American Place Theater--17.3 (16), (5 from Sexton)
  • American Poetry Review--17.3 (11), (2 from Sexton)
  • American Program Bureau--17.3 (9), (1 from Sexton)
  • The American Scholar--17.3 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • American Weave--17.3 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Ames, Lois--17.3 (13), (2 from Sexton)
  • Amichai, Yehuda--17.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Anderson, Jon, 1940- --17.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Anderson, Lee, 1896-1972--17.4 (5), (1 from Sexton)
  • Andrus, Robert--17.4 (1)
  • Antaeus--17.4 (11), (9 from Sexton)
  • The Antioch Review--17.4 (21)
  • Aphra--17.4 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Appleton, Robert--17.4 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • Arizona State University--17.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Arrowsmith, Jean--17.4 (1)
  • Ash, Adrienne--17.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Aspen Leaves Literary Foundation--17.5 (4), (2 from Sexton)
  • Atheneum Publishers--17.5 (1)
  • Atkinson, Ti-Grace--17.5 (1)
  • The Atlantic Monthly--17.5 (33), (16 from Sexton)
  • Audience (Boston, MA)--17.5 (16), (3 from Sexton)
  • Audience (Cambridge, MA)--17.5 (16)
  • Authors' Guild (U.S.)--17.5 (3)
  • Authors' League of America--17.5 (7), (4 from Sexton)
  • Axelrod, Rise--17.5 (1)
  • Axelrod, Steven Gould, 1944- --17.5 (7), (4 from Sexton)
  • BSA Sound Seminars--17.6 (1)
  • Bachman, Harold--17.6 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Bain, Jane E.--17.6 (1), (4 from Sexton)
  • Balch, Marston Stevens--17.6 (1 from Sexton)
  • Ball, Margaret--17.6 (1)
  • Ball State University--17.6 (1)
  • Ballenger, William S., III--17.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Balliro, Charles--17.6 (1)
  • Banker, Steven--17.6 (1 from Sexton)
  • Barbra M. Graphics--17.6 (1)
  • Bard College--17.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Barker, Allen--17.6 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Barnes, Russell--17.6 (1)
  • Barnett, Pat Thatcher--17.6 (1)
  • Baro, Gene--17.6 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Barrows, Anita--17.6 (9), (2 from Sexton)
  • Bates College (Lewiston, ME)--17.6 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Bayle, Shirley--17.6 (1 from Sexton)
  • Beach, Dan--18.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Bearpark, Michael--18.1 (9), (8 from Sexton)
  • Beaver College--18.1 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • Becker, Marion Rombauer--18.1 (2)
  • Belli, Melvin M., 1907- --18.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Bellow, Saul--18.1 (1)
  • Beloit Poetry Journal--18.1 (1)
  • Benedikt, Michael, 1935- --18.1 (4), (5 from Sexton)
  • Bennell, Polly--18.1 (1), (from Sexton)
  • Bennett, Joseph D. (Joseph Deericks), 1922-1972--18.1 (1 from Sexton)
  • Berg, Bee--18.1 (1)
  • Berlind, Bruce--18.1 (9), (5 from Sexton)
  • Bertram Rota, Ltd.--18.1 (1)
  • Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979--18.1 (5), (6 from Sexton)
  • Bixby, George--18.1 (5)
  • Bly, Robert--18.1 (3), (3 from Sexton)
  • Boise State College --18.2 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Bolton, Stanwood K., Jr.--18.2 (1)
  • Bond, Harold--18.2 (1)
  • Booth, Luella--18.2 (1)
  • Borestone Mountain Poetry Awards--18.2 (6), (2 from Sexton)
  • Boston Magazine--18.2 (4)
  • Boston Authors Club--18.2 (1)
  • Boston College--18.2 (2)
  • Boston Five Cent Savings Bank--18.2 (1)
  • Boston Junior League--18.2 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • The Boston Review of the Arts--18.2 (2)
  • Boston Theological Institute--18.2 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Boston University--18.2 (28), (8 from Sexton), 30.2 (1 to the executor of the Estate of Anne Sexton)
  • Bostonian--18.2 (1)
  • Bowker, Elmer--18.3 (1)
  • Bowker, Richard R.--18.3 (1)
  • Boyden, John C.--18.3 (1)
  • Boylan, Ed--18.3 (1)
  • Boylan, Eleanor--18.3 (7)
  • Bradford Junior College--18.3 (2)
  • Brandeis University--18.3 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Bread Loaf Writer's Conference--18.3 (2)
  • Brinnin, John Malcolm, 1916- --18.3 (7), (1 from Sexton), 30.2 (1 to Anne Ford)
  • Brock, M.--18.4 (1)
  • Brook, John--18.4 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Brookdale Community College--18.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Brooklyn College18.4 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Brooks, Roger Leon--18.4 (6), (3 from Sexton)
  • Bross, Tom--18.4 (1)
  • Broughton, T. Alan (Thomas Alan), 1936- --18.4 (8), (4 from Sexton)
  • Brouillette, Ted--18.4 (1)
  • Brown, Helen P.--18.4 (1)
  • Browne, Michael Dennis--18.4 (8), (4 from Sexton)
  • Brownstone Studios, Inc.--18.4 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Brown University--18.4 (2)
  • Brunner-Orne, Martha--18.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Brussel, Jack--18.4 (8), (1 from Sexton)
  • Bryant, Douglas W. (Douglas Wallace), 1913- --18.4 (1)
  • Buchwald, Ann--18.4 (1)
  • Burke, Lewis--18.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Bywaters, Thomas Shelton--30.2 (1 to Anne Ford)
  • Caedmon Records--18.5 (1), (2 from Sexton), 30.2 (1 to Bruce Berlind)
  • Cairnie, Gordon--30.2 (1 to Anne Ford)
  • California Institute of the Arts--18.5 (1)
  • California State University, Fresno--18.5 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • California State University, San Diego--18.5 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Callow, Bob--18.5 (2)
  • Calnan, Alan S.--18.5 (15); 42.9 (6) (2 from Sexton)
  • Cambridge Beaches--18.5 (2), (3 from Sexton)
  • The Cambridge Muse--18.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Cannute, B.--18.5 (1)
  • Cape Cod Community College--18.5 (7), (3 from Sexton)
  • The Carleton Miscellany--18.5 (3)
  • Carleton University--18.5 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Carlson, Christine--18.5 (1)
  • Carruth, Hayden, 1921- --18.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Cary Lectures Committee--18.5 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • The Castalain--18.5 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Chamberlain, Carey J.--30.2 (1 to Houghton, Mifflin and Company)
  • Chamberlain, Myrtle--18.6 (1 from Sexton)
  • Chandler, Donald--18.6 (3 from Sexton)
  • Chaney, Bev--18.6 (1)
  • The Charles Playbook--18.6 (1)
  • Charles Scribner's Sons--18.6 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • The Chattanooga Times--18.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Chatto & Windus (Firm)--18.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Chester, Laura--18.6 (1)
  • The Chicago Review--18.6 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Chicago Tribune (Firm)--18.6 (4), (1 from Sexton)
  • Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts--18.6 (1)
  • Claire, William--18.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Clark University (Worcester, MA)--18.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Clawson, Robert J.--18.6 (12)
  • Clemens, Cyril--18.6 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Cleveland State University--18.6 (1), (2 from Sexton)
  • Coe College--18.7 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Cohasset Library, MA--18.7 (1)
  • Colby College--18.7 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Colgate University--18.7 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • College Association for Public Events and Services, Michigan--18.7 (1)
  • The College Club, MA--18.7 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • College of Marin, (Kentfield, CA)--18.7 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • College of the Atlantic--18.7 (5), (2 from Sexton)
  • Columbia University--18.7 (11), (8 from Sexton)
  • Conant, Loring, Jr.--18.7 (3)
  • Conant, Louise--18.7 (8), (2 from Sexton)
  • Concord Free Public Library (Concord, MA)--18.7 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Contrada, Fred--18.7 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Contrasts--18.7 (2)
  • Conway, Peggy--18.7 (1 from Sexton)
  • Cook, Frederick G.--18.7 (1)
  • Coraddi--18.7 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Council of Literary Magazines and Presses--18.7 (2)
  • Courier, Morton--19.1 (61)
  • The Creative Woman Festival--19.2 (1)
  • Criley, Florence--19.2 (1)
  • The Critical Quarterly--19.2 (6), (4 from Sexton)
  • Crowder, Tinsley--19.2 (2), 30.2 (1 to Houghton, Mifflin & Company)
  • Crowell-Collier Publishing Company--19.2 (6), (3 from Sexton)
  • Crown Publishers--19.2 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Culhane, Eleanor F.--19.2 (1)
  • Currier, Marilyn--19.2 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Curry College--19.2 (1)
  • Curtis Brown, Ltd.--19.2 (3)
  • Cutting, Anabel--19.2 (1 from Sexton)
  • Dady, William--19.3 (1)
  • Damascus Road--19.3 (1)
  • Danforth Foundation (Saint Louis, MO)--19.3 (1)
  • Daniels, Edward M.--19.3 (3 from Sexton)
  • David McKay Company, Inc.--19.3 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Davison, Peter--19.3 (3)
  • Day at Night--19.3 (2)
  • Dayton, Dan L., Jr.--19.3 (2)
  • De Roche, Joseph--19.3 (3)
  • De Voto, Avis--19.3 (1)
  • Dean, Elizabeth Spellman--19.3 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Dedham Public Library--19.3 (1)
  • Dekalb Literary Arts Journal--19.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • DeKalb Community College--19.3 (1)
  • Dena--19.3 (1)
  • Denison University--19.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Denslow, W.W. (William Wallace), 1856-1915--30.2 (1 to Arthur Staples)
  • Dewing, Edmund R.--19.3 (5)
  • Dickey, James--19.3 (6), (6 from Sexton)
  • Dingley, Edward N., Jr.--19.3 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Dorn, Alfred, 1929- --19.4 (1)
  • Dowd, M'el--19.4 (1)
  • Doubleday and Company, inc.--19.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Doxtator, Richard L.--19.4 (2)
  • Duane, James Chatham--19.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Duhl, Frederich J., 1929- --19.4 (2)
  • Dunning, Stephen--19.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • E.C. Schirmer Music Company--19.4 (1)
  • E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.--19.4 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Earlham College--19.4 (1)
  • Eaton, Barbara--19.4 (1)
  • Eberhart, Richard, 1904- --19.4 (3), (3 from Sexton), 30.2 (1 to Anne Ford, 1 to Carolyn Amussen)
  • Elliot, Betty--19.4 (1)
  • Emory University--19.4 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Engel, Monroe--19.4 (1)
  • Epoch--19.4 (2)
  • Ernst, Rita S.--19.4 (2)
  • Esau, Robert--19.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Esty, Jane--19.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Excelon Security--19.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Eyges, Dorris Holmes--19.4 (2)
  • Faas, K. Egbert--19.5 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Fairfax, John, 1930- --19.5 (1)
  • Fairfield University--19.5 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Fall River Review--19.5 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Farrar, Straus & Giroux--19.5 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Favorite Recipes of the Stars Cookbook--19.5 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Fawcett, Jane--19.5 (1)
  • Fein, Richard J.--19.5 (1)
  • Festival of Two Worlds--19.5
  • Fiction--19.5 (1)
  • Field, Edward, 1924- --19.5 (1)
  • Fields, Beverly, 1917- --19.5 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • Fifth Ave. Vietnam Peace Parade Committee--19.5 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Fine Arts Calendar (Kansas)--19.5 (1)
  • Finney, Edward--19.5 (22)
  • Finney, Jeanne--19.5 (1)
  • First National Bank of Boston--19.6 (1)
  • Fisher, Stephanie Ann--19.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Fitts, Dudley, 1903- --19.6 (6), (2 from Sexton), 30.2 (1 to Anne Ford)
  • Fitzsimmons, Thomas--19.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Five Dock--19.6 (1)
  • Florida Suncoast Writers' Conference--19.6 (1 from Sexton)
  • Flörke, Otto W.--19.6 (4), (6 from Sexton)
  • Flörke, Trudel--19.6 (8)
  • Flynn, George, fl. 1966--19.6 (1)
  • Folger Shakespeare Library--19.7 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Ford, Anne--19.7 (1)
  • Ford, George Harry--19.7 (1 from Sexton)
  • Ford Foundation--19.7 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Forrest, David, 1924- --19.7 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Foster, Lucy A.--19.7 (2)
  • "Frankly Speaking..."(newspaper column)--19.7 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Frazier, George--19.7 (2 from Sexton)
  • Freeman, Florence E.--19.7 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Freeman, Mardy--19.7 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Freibert, Stuart, 1931- --19.7 (2)
  • Friedberg, Martha--19.7 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • The Frontier Press Co.--19.7 (1)
  • Fuller, Elizabeth C.--30.2 (1 to unidentified)
  • Fuller, Willard P., Mrs.--19.7 (2 from Sexton)
  • Furst, Arthur--19.7 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons--20.1 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Garland Junior College--20.1 (1)
  • Gauld, Blanche--20.1 (4)
  • Gauld, Joseph W.--20.1 (2), (3 from Sexton)
  • Gehman, Richard--20.1 (2)
  • Georgia Review--20.1 (1)
  • Gilbert, Celia--20.1 (5)
  • Globe Newspaper Co. (Boston, MA)--18.2 (9), (5 from Sexton)
  • Goddard College--20.1 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Goebel, George F.--30.2 (1 to Alice Smith)
  • Goetz, Dorianne--20.2 (67), (31 from Sexton), 30.2 (1 to Linda Sexton)
  • Gold, Herbert--20.1 (1)
  • Goldberg & Hurst--20.1 (1)
  • Gottehrer, Barry--20.1 (4)
  • Goucher College--20.3 (6), (3 from Sexton)
  • Gould Academy--20.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Gould, Elaine--20.3 (5)
  • Gould, Jean--20.3 (9), (3 from Sexton)
  • Gould School--30.2 (1 to Alfred Muller Sexton, II)
  • Gould, Thomas--20.3 (2)
  • Gow, Patricia--20.3 (1)
  • Grand Valley State College--20.3 (1 from Sexton)
  • Grant, Peg--20.3 (1)
  • Grassin, Jean--20.3 (1)
  • G.B. Inspector of Taxes--20.3 (1 from Sexton)
  • Greenberg, Miriam B.--20.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Grollmes, Eugene E.--20.3 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Grossman, Allen--20.3 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Gulbrandsen, Melvin H.--20.3 (1)
  • Gund, Louise--20.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • H.W. Wilson Company--20.4 (4), (3 from Sexton)
  • Habicht, Helen--20.4 (3)
  • Hall, Donald, 1928- --20.4 (16), (9 from Sexton)
  • Hallmark Cards, Inc.--20.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Halpern, Dick--20.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Hamburger, Edith--See Iglauer, Edith
  • Hammond, Mac, 1926- --20.4 (1)
  • Hampshire College--20.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • The Hampton Day School--20.4 (3)
  • Harcourt, Brace & World--20.4 (4)
  • Harper's--20.4 (8), (3 from Sexton)
  • Harper's Bazaar--20.4 (3)
  • Harper's Magazine--20.4 (32), (11 from Sexton)
  • Harr, Barbara--20.5 (1)
  • Harris, Herbert Ignatius, 1905- --20.5 (1), (2 from Sexton)
  • Harris, Phyllis Masek--20.5 (1), (2 from Sexton)
  • Harry Walker, Inc.--20.5 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Hartman, Cathy--20.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Hartung, Maryel F.--20.5 (4)
  • The Harvard Advocate--20.5 (4)
  • Harvard Co-operative Society--20.5 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Harvard Travel Service, Inc.--20.5 (2)
  • Harvard University--20.5 (1)
  • Harvey, Blanche--20.5 (3)
  • Harvey, Mary Gray Staples--20.5 (1), (3 from Sexton)
  • Harvey, Ralph Churchill--20.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Hatem, Charles J.--20.5 (1)
  • Hazo, Samuel John--20.5 (5), (2 from Sexton)
  • Harwood, Grace--20.5 (1)
  • Heath, Wilmer P., Mrs.--20.6 (1 from Sexton)
  • Hecht, Anthony--20.6 (20), (10 from Sexton)
  • Hecht, Roger, 1926- --20.6 (31), (4 from Sexton)
  • Hedblom, Peter--20.6 (1)
  • Helmstadter--20.6 (1 from Sexton)
  • Henning, Ervin--20.6 (1)
  • Hepburn, Ethel--30.5 (1 to WYNC Radio station, New York, NY)
  • Herkimer County Community College--20.6 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Herbert H. Lehman College--20.6 (1)
  • L'Herne--20.6 (1)
  • Heyen, William, 1940- --20.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Hickman, Leland--20.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Hingham Public Library--20.6 (2)
  • Hiram Poetry Review--20.6 (1)
  • Hitchcock, George--20.6 (1)
  • Hoeher, Sandra--20.6 (1)
  • Holmes, John, 1913- --20.6 (4), (3 from Sexton)
  • Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc.--20.6 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Hood College--20.6 (4), (2 from Sexton)
  • Hooper, Harry--20.6 (1)
  • Hopkins, Tom--20.6 (5)
  • Hotel Algonquin, New York--20.7 (5), (2 from Sexton)
  • Houghton, Mifflin and Company--21.1-2 (186), (53 from Sexton), 8.7 (1), 30.5 (1 to Sterling Lord Agency)
  • Howard Atlee Publicity--20.7 (1)
  • Howard, Richard--20.7 (1 from Sexton)
  • Howe, Florence--20.7 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Howe, Irving--20.7 (1)
  • Hoyle, E.D.--20.7 (1)
  • The Hudson Review--20.7 (52), (19 from Sexton)
  • Huff, Robert--20.7 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Hughes, Olwyn--20.7 (4), (4 from Sexton)
  • Hughes, Ted, 1930- --20.7 (4), (4 from Sexton)
  • Hugo, Richard--20.7 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Humphries, Rolfe--20.7 (1)
  • Hurst, Harold, Mrs.--20.7 (1)
  • Illinois Arts Council--21.3 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Illinois State University--21.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Images--21.3 (2)
  • Impact Advertising Incorporated--21.3 (1)
  • Impressions Workshop (Firm)--21.3 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Inez, Colette--21.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Iglauer, Edith--20.4 (1)
  • Inglis, Ruth, 1927- --21.3 (5), (4 from Sexton)
  • Inkel, Marie--21.3 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston)--21.3 (1)
  • International Poetry Festival--21.3 (1)
  • International Tour Services, Ltd.--21.3 (1)
  • Interstate--21.3 (1)
  • Indiana University--21.3 (6), (4 from Sexton)
  • J.B. Lippincott Company--21.4 (3)
  • James, Dorothy--21.4 (1)
  • Jealous, Jane Harvey--21.4 (1)
  • Jefferson Community College (Jefferson County, N.Y.)--21.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Jeopardy--21.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • John Carroll University--21.4 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation--21.4 (11), (4 from Sexton)
  • Johnson, J. Chester--21.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Jong, Erica--21.4 (10), (7 from Sexton)
  • Jubilee--21.4 (1)
  • Junkins, Donald, 1931- --21.4 (12), (6 from Sexton)
  • KQED-TV (Television station: San Francisco, CA)--21.5 (3)
  • Kanfer, Ruby--21.5 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Kaplan, Felicia Lamport--30.7 (1 to Anne Ford)
  • Karpf, Freda--21.6 (8)
  • Kayak--21.5 (4), (3 from Sexton)
  • Kazin, Alfred, 1915- --30.7 (1 to Anne Ford)
  • Keedick Lecture Bureau, Inc.--21.5 (1)
  • Kelley, Margaret--21.5 (1)
  • Kennedy, Terry Reis--21.5 (6)
  • Kennedy, X.J.--21.5 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Kent State University--21.5 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Kenyon College--21.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Kenyon Review--21.5 (2 from Sexton)
  • Kerr, Walter, 1913- --21.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Kevles, Barbara L.--21.5 (22), (5 from Sexton)
  • Kimball, Sally B.--21.5 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Kimbo Educational Records--21.5 (1 from Sexton), 30.7 (1 to Houghton, Mifflin and Company)
  • Kincade and Company, Inc.--30.7 (1 to Ralph Churchill Harvey)
  • Kinnell, Galway, 1927- --21.5 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Kirk, Grayson L. (Grayson Louis), 1903- --21.5 (2)
  • Kirkland College--21.5 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Kizer, Carolyn--21.5 (7), (2 from Sexton)
  • Klepper Company--21.7 (1)
  • Klimo, Jonathan, 1942- --21.7 (13), (5 from Sexton)
  • Knudson, R. Roxanne, 1932- --21.7 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Kohl, Herbert R.--21.7 (5 from Sexton)
  • Krementz, Jill--21.7 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Kreye, George William--21.7 (1 from Sexton)
  • Kumin, Judy--21.7 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Kumin, Maxine, 1925- --21.7 (25), (3 from Sexton)
  • Kunitz, Stanley--21.7 (5), (6 from Sexton)
  • Lacerda, Alberto de, 1928- --22.1 (1)
  • LaCrosse, Mary--22.1 (1 from Sexton)
  • Lacey, Paul A.--22.1 (1)
  • Lakey, Sandra--22.1 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Lake Forest College--22.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Lakewood State Junior College--22.1 (1 from Sexton)
  • Lant, Jeffrey L.--22.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Larrick, Nancy--22.1 (1)
  • La Salle College--22.1 (6), (2 from Sexton)
  • Laslo, Pat--22.1 (1)
  • Last, Martin--22.1 (1 from Sexton)
  • Laven, Robert--30.7 (1 to Houghton, Mifflin and Company)
  • Lawrence Seymour Inc.--22.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Lawrenson, John--30.7 (1 to Penguin Books Ltd.)
  • Lay, Norma--22.1 (1)
  • Leary, Paris--22.1 (1)
  • Lebo, Dottie--22.1 (1) (1 from Sexton)
  • Lebra-Chapman, Joyce, 1925- --22.1 (1)
  • Legler, Philip, 1928- --22.2 (83), (34 from Sexton)
  • Lenox Arts Centre--22.1 (1)
  • Leonards, George--22.1 (1 from Sexton)
  • Levertov, Denise--22.1 (7), (2 from Sexton)
  • Light--22.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Lindenwood College--22.1 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • Literary Arts Committee (AL)--22.1 (1 from Sexton)
  • Literary Clipping Service--22.1 (1)
  • Little Magazine--22.1 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Little, Brown and Company--22.1 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • The Literary Review--22.1 (3)
  • Liveright Publishing Corp.--22.1 (1)
  • London Poetry Festival--22.3 (1)
  • Longman (Firm)--22.3 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Look--22.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Lord, Hartley--22.3 (1)
  • Lordly & Dane, Inc.--22.3 (10), (3 from Sexton)
  • Lott, Arnold S.--22.3 (1)
  • Louisiana State University--22.3 (1)
  • Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977--22.3 (3), (4 from Sexton)
  • Loyola College in Maryland--22.3 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Loyola College (Montreal, Quebec)--22.3 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • Lucas, Craig--22.3 (3)
  • Lyall, Larry--22.3 (1 from Sexton)
  • MacBeth, George--22.4 (10), (6 from Sexton)
  • MacDonald, Charlotte--22.4 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • MacGillivray, Arthur--22.4 (6), (5 from Sexton)
  • Mack, Azel W.--22.4 (3)
  • MacMillan Company--22.4 (8), (3 from Sexton)
  • Macomb County Community College--22.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Mademoiselle--22.4 (4), (2 from Sexton)
  • Madison College--22.4 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Magner, James Edmund--22.4 (2)
  • Magner, Mary Ann--22.4 (1)
  • Maine Public Broadcasting Network--22.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Malanga, Gerard--22.4 (1)
  • Malley, Jean--22.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Manuscript Club of Boston--22.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Marian High School--22.4 (1)
  • Mariette College--22.4 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Marks, S.J.--22.4 (1)
  • Marquis Biographical Library Society--22.4 (1)
  • Martin, Mary--22.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Martz, William J.--22.4 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Mary Immaculate, Sister--22.4 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Mary Washington College--22.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Maryan, Charles P.--22.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Maryland Casualty Company--22.4 (1)
  • Massachusetts College of Art--22.5 (2), (3 from Sexton)
  • Massachusetts Council of Teachers of English--22.5 (1)
  • Massachusetts Department of Mental Health--22.5 (1)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology--22.5 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • The Massachusetts Review--22.5 (2)
  • Masterson, Dan, 1934- --22.5 (12), (2 from Sexton)
  • Mathews, Stephanie--22.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Matthies, Raymond Walter--22.5 (13)
  • Maynard, Merrill A.--22.5 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Maynard High School--22.5 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • McCabe, Victoria, 1948- --22.6 (1)
  • McCarthy, Jack, Jr.--22.7 (29)
  • McClatchy, J.D.--22.8 (20), (9 from Sexton)
  • McDonnell, Thomas P.--22.6 (1 from Sexton)
  • McGill University--22.6 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • McGinley, Phyllis--22.6 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • McGoldrick, Marcia--22.6 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • McGraw-Hill Book Company--22.6 (1)
  • McKenna, Rosalie Thorne--22.6 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • McMillan, Ann E.--22.6 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Meredith, William--22.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Merriam, Eve, 1916- --22.6 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • Merrill, John P.--22.6 (4), (3 from Sexton)
  • Metzger, Barbara--22.6 (1)
  • Michaels, Ian--30.7 (1 to the Sexton family)
  • Middlebury College--22.6 (1 from Sexton)
  • Miller, Nolan, 1912- --22.6 (5 from Sexton)
  • Millersville State College (PA)--22.6 (1)
  • Mills, Ralph J.--22.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Minnesota Opera Company--22.6 (5), (5 from Sexton)
  • The Minnesota Review--22.6 (1)
  • Modern Occasions--22.6 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • Monadnock Summer Lyceum--23.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Monroe Community College--23.1 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Montgomery, Stuart--23.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Montgomery, Alabama Seminar Council--23.1 (1)
  • Mood, John J.L.--23.2 (41), (18 from Sexton)
  • Moore, Beatrice--30.7 (1 to Houghton, Mifflin and Company)
  • Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972--23.1 (1)
  • Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957--23.1 (1)
  • Moore, Richard--23.1 (2 from Sexton)
  • Mordes, John--23.1 (3), (3 from Sexton)
  • Morse, C. J., Mrs.--30.7 (1 to Linda Sexton)
  • Moulton, Jean--30.7 (1 to Barbara Schwartz, 1 to Southern Methodist University)
  • Mount Holyoke College--23.1 (3)
  • Moynahan, Joseph--23.1 (1)
  • Ms.--23.1 (3), (3 from Sexton)
  • Muir, Sally--23.1 (1)
  • Mundelein College--23.1 (7), (3 from Sexton)
  • Mundus Artium--23.1 (2), (3 from Sexton)
  • Murphey, Joseph Colin, 1915- --23.1 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston--18.2 (7), (1 from Sexton)
  • Myslenski, Skip--23.1 (1)
  • Nassar, Eugene Paul--23.4 (1)
  • Nathans, Rhoda--23.3 (5), (2 from Sexton)
  • The Nation--23.3 (4)
  • National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (U.S.)--25.5 (1)
  • National Conference on the Humanities--23.3 (1)
  • National Educational Television and Radio Center--23.3 (1)
  • National Endowment for the Arts--23.3 (4)
  • National Library for the Blind (U.S.)--23.3 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • National Theatre Conference--23.3 (2)
  • Nelson, Kiki Benedict--23.3 (1)
  • Nemerov, Howard--31.1 (1 to Houghton, Mifflin and Company)
  • Nesbit, Lynn--23.3 (2 from Sexton)
  • New American Library--23.3 (2 from Sexton)
  • New American Review--23.3 (10), (6 from Sexton)
  • New College of Speech--23.3 (1)
  • New England College--23.3 (1)
  • New England Telephone and Telegraph Company--23.3 (1)
  • New Jersey Association for Mental Health, Inc.--23.3 (6), (2 from Sexton)
  • New Orlando Publications--23.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • New Orleans Poetry Journal--23.3 (5), (1 from Sexton)
  • The New Republic--23.3 (2), (3 from Sexton)
  • New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)--23.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • New World Writing--23.3 (1)
  • New York Herald Tribune--23.4 (5), (2 from Sexton)
  • New York Quarterly--23.4 (20), (5 from Sexton)
  • New York Review of Books--23.4 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • New York Times--23.4 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • New York University--23.4 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • New Yorker--9.3 (1), 23.5-6 (112), (57 from Sexton)
  • Newton Center (Newton, Mass.)--23.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Newton Junior College--23.4 (1)
  • Newton Travel Services, Inc.--23.4 (1)
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital--23.4 (1)
  • Nims, John Frederick, 1913- --23.4 (4), (2 from Sexton)
  • Northwest Review (Winnipeg, Man.)--23.4 (1)
  • Oakland Community College--23.7 (1 from Sexton)
  • Oas, Singne--31.1 (1 to Sterling Lord Agency)
  • Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- --23.7 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • Oberg, Arthur, 1938- --23.7 (1 from Sexton)
  • O'Brien, Dennis, 1931- --23.7 (14), (12 from Sexton)
  • O'Grady, Desmond, 1924- --23.7 (1)
  • Ohio University--23.7 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Ohio University Review--23.7 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Olaguer, Valdemar O.-- 23.7 (1)
  • Olson, Tillie--24.1 (29), (10 from Sexton)
  • Orange County Community College--23.7 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Oregon State Experimental College--23.7 (1)
  • Orgel, Irene--23.7 (18), (16 from Sexton)
  • Oxford University Press--5.7 (1 to Linda Sexton), 24.3 (61), (31 from Sexton), 31.1 (4 to Houghton, Mifflin and Company)
  • Pack, Robert--24.3 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Painted Bride Quarterly--24. 3 (1)
  • Palen, John--24.3 (3 from Sexton)
  • Pan American World Airways, inc.--24.3 (1 from Sexton)
  • Panjandrum Press--24.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Paperback Booksmith--24.3 (2)
  • The Paris Review--24.3 (9), (1 from Sexton)
  • Partisan Review--24.3 (10)
  • Paul Carroll Books--24.3 (4), (2 from Sexton)
  • Pedrick, Jean--24.3 (1)
  • Penguin (Firm)--24.3 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Pennsylvania Poetry Series--24.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Peterson, James J., Mrs.--24.3 (1)
  • Pettinella, Dora M.--24.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Massachusetts Alpha (Harvard University)--24.3 (6), (3 from Sexton)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Massachusetts Epsilon (Boston University)--24.3 (1)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Massachusetts Iota (Radcliffe College)--24.3 (1)
  • Philadelphia Free Library--24.3 (7), (4 from Sexton)
  • Philips Academy, Andover, MA--24.3 (2)
  • Phoebe--24.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Phoenix--24.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Pilot--24.3 (1), 31.1 (1 to Houghton, Mifflin and Company)
  • Pine Manor College--24.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Pineda, Marianna, 1925- --24.3 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Pittsburgh Public Theatre--24.3 (1 from Sexton)
  • Plath, Aurelia Schober--24.4 (1)
  • Plath, Sylvia--24.4 (2)
  • Platt, Mary Jane--24.4 (2), (4 from Sexton)
  • Plumley, William--24.4 (2)
  • Poetry--24.4 (21), (5 from Sexton)
  • Poetry Australia--24.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Poetry Bag--24.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Poetry Book Society--24.4 (7), (1 from Sexton)
  • Poetry Circuit of Ohio--24.4 (2)
  • Poetry in Public Places--24.4 (2)
  • Poetry Northwest--24.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Poetry Now--24.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Poetry Society of America--24.4 (7), (2 from Sexton)
  • Poetry Society of Virginia--24.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Poets and Writers, Inc.--24.4 (3)
  • Poet's Choice--24.4 (2)
  • Pointer, Priscilla--24.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Pomegranate Press--24.4 (1)
  • Poulin, Al--24.5 (35), (17 from Sexton), 31.1 (1 to Caedmon Records)
  • Prairie Schooner--24.6 (7)
  • Premier--24.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Price, Darryl--24.6 (1)
  • Program Corporation of America--24.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Proposition Workshop--24.6 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center--19.5 (6), (3 from Sexton)
  • Public Library of Brookline--24.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Publishers for Peace--24.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Pulitzer Prize Poetry Jury--24.6 (18), (3 from Sexton)
  • Quadrangle--24.7 (1)
  • Quarterly Review of Literature--24.7 (6), (4 from Sexton)
  • Queen's College (Flushing, N.Y.)-- 24.7 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Queensborough Community College--24.7 (1)
  • Radcliffe Club of Boston--25.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Radcliffe Club of New Hampshire--25.1 (1)
  • Radcliffe College Institute for Independent Study--25.1 (21), (6 from Sexton)
  • Radcliffe College--25.1 (1)
  • Rahv, Philip, 1905-1972--25.1 (6 from Sexton)
  • Rainbow Press (Cambridge, England)--25.1 (1)
  • Ramsey, Bets, 1923- --25.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Ramsey, Hildred--25.1 (1)
  • Randolph-Macon Woman's College--25.1 (7), (5 from Sexton)
  • Random House, Inc.--25.1 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Ravotskie, Susan--25.1 (1)
  • Read, Bill, 1917- --25.2 (1)
  • Red Clay Reader--25.2 (1)
  • Redmer, Bessie C.--See Favorite Recipes of the Stars Cookbook
  • Redpath Lyceum Division--25.2 (36), (3 from Sexton)
  • Regis College (Weston, MA)--25.2 (4), (2 from Sexton)
  • Rhodes, Martha--25.2 (1)
  • Rich, Adrienne Cecile--25.2 (1), (2 from Sexton)
  • Richard Fulton, Inc.--25.2 (1)
  • The Right of Aesthetic Realism to be Known--25.2 (1)
  • Rinehart & Company, Inc.--25.2 (1)
  • Robart, Sands B.--25.3 (4), (2 from Sexton), 31.1 (1 to the Robart family)
  • Robinson, Jess--25.3 (2)
  • Rocher, Marina--25.3 (1)
  • Rockefeller, David--25.3 (1)
  • Rockefeller Foundation--25.3 (1)
  • Rockefeller, Sydney--25.3 (3 from Sexton)
  • Rockland Community College--25.3 (5), (2 from Sexton)
  • Rosenberger, Francis Coleman--25.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Rosenstein, Harriet--25.3 (1)
  • Rothenberg, Michael B.--25.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Rotter, Pat--25.3 (1)
  • Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom, London--25.3 (3)
  • Rubin, Larry--25.3 (5), (2 from Sexton)
  • Rudniki, Stefan, 1940- --25.3 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Rudolf, Anthony, 1942- --25.3 (1)
  • Ruiter, Lucy Fowle--25.3 (2)
  • Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913- --25.3 (2), (2 from Sexton), 31.1 (1 to Houghton, Mifflin and Company)
  • Russell, Sydney King--25.3 (1)
  • Rutgers University--25.3 (3), (3 from Sexton)
  • Ruth Stephan Poetry Center, University of Arizona--25.3 (1)
  • St. James Press--25.4 (1)
  • St. Lawrence University--25.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • St. Paul Council of Arts and Sciences--25.4 (1), (2 from Sexton)
  • Saint Michael's College--25.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Salmagundi--25.4 (9), (5 from Sexton)
  • Saltman, Benjamin--25.4 (5), (4 from Sexton)
  • Sam Houston State College--28.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • San Diego State College--25.4 (1)
  • San Diego State University--25.4 (2)
  • San Francisco State College--25.4 (1)
  • Sarton, May, 1912- --25.4 (1)
  • The Saturday Review--25.4 (6), (4 from Sexton)
  • Saturday Review Press--25.4 (1)
  • Scarsdale Teacher's Institute--25.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg--25.4 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Schwartz, Barbara, 1948- --25.4 (2)
  • Scott, Larry--25.4 (2)
  • Second Wave--25.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Sedgeley, Carlton--25.4 (1)
  • Segnitz, Barbara, 1936- --25.4 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Seidel, Frederick, 1936- --25.4 (1 from Sexton)
  • Seldes, Marian--25.4 (4), 31.5 (2 to Alice Smith)
  • Seneca Review--25.4 (1)
  • Sewanee Review--25.4 (5), (2 from Sexton)
  • Sexton, Alfred Muller, II--25.5-8 (56), (58 from Sexton)
  • Sexton, Joseph Aaron--31.5 (1 to Alfred Muller Sexton, II)
  • Sexton, Joyce Ladd--25.7 (27), (9 from Sexton), 31.5 (1 to Linda Sexton)
  • Sexton, Linda Gray--25.7 (35), (20 from Sexton), 31.5 (1 to John Galossi)
  • Sexton, Wilhelmina--25.7 (8), (2 from Sexton), 31.5 (1 to"Evie")
  • Shaktman, Ben--26.1 (15), (8 from Sexton)
  • Shameless Hussy Press--25.8 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Shanker, Sidney--25.8 (1 from Sexton)
  • Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913- --31.5 (1 to Houghton, Mifflin and Company)
  • Sheed and Ward, Publishers--25.8 (1)
  • Shenandoah--25.8 (1)
  • Sherrill, Leicester H., Jr., Mrs.--25.8 (1)
  • Sherwood, Dick--26.2-3 (92), (1 from Sexton)
  • Shipman, Elizabeth Gerwig--25.8 (1)
  • Siena College--25.8 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Silber, John, 1926- --25.8 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Silken, Jon--25.8 (1)
  • Simon's Rock (MA)--25.8 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Simpson, Louis Ashton Marantz, 1923- --25.8 (5), (2 from Sexton)
  • Singer, Michael Robert--25.8 (1)
  • Sir George William College--25.8 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Sissman, L.E., 1928-1976--25.8 (4), (1 from Sexton), 31.5 (1 to Anne Ford)
  • Sisson, Laurence--26.4 (33)
  • Skelton, Robin--26.5 (8), (5 from Sexton)
  • Slate, Rae M.--26.5 (1)
  • Sloanaker, Hiram Lyday--26.5 (1)
  • Smith, Alice, 1950- --26.6-7, 27.1-6 (625), (20 from Sexton), 40.8 (1 to Anne Ford, 1 to New York, 2 to New York Times, 1 to Russ Nixon, 1 to Gloria Steinem)
  • Smith, Hal Hampson--26.5 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Smith College--26.5 (4), (2 from Sexton)
  • Snodgrass, W.D. (William De Witt), 1926- --27.7 (29), (7 from Sexton)
  • Sobiloff, Hyman J.--26.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Solotaroff, Ted, 1928- --26.5 (1)
  • Souter, Arch--26.5 (1), (1 from Sexton), 31.5 (1 to Anne Ford)
  • Soter, Ruth--26.5 (1)
  • South Shore National Bank--26.5 (1)
  • Spacks, Barry--26.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Spencer, E. R., Mrs.--26.5 (1)
  • Spender, Stephen--26.5 (3)
  • Spivack, Kathleen--26.5 (15), (4 from Sexton)
  • Spivack, Ruth--26.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Spoken Arts, Inc.--26.5 (4), (2 from Sexton)
  • Staples, Arthur G.--31.5 (1 Mary Harvey)
  • Star Island Writer's Conference--28.1 (3)
  • Starbuck, George, 1931- --28.1 (3), (13 from Sexton), 31.5 (1 to Anne Ford, 1 to Irving Weinman)
  • State University College at Brockport, N.Y.--28.1 (1)
  • State University College of New York at New Paltz--28.1 (2)
  • State University of New York at Binghamton--28.1 (5), (3 from Sexton)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo--28.1 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • Stein, Agnes, 1917- --28.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Steinem, Gloria--28.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Stephens College--28.1 (5), (4 from Sexton)
  • Sterling Lord Agency--28.2 (26), (47 from Sexton), 31.5 (1 to Linda Sexton)
  • Stewart, Gwendolyn--28.1 (1)
  • Stitt, Milan--28.1 (1)
  • Strand, Mark, 1934- --28.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Strunk, Orlo--28.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Suffolk County Community College--28.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Sullins College--28.1 (1), (2 from Sexton)
  • Summers, Hollis Spurgeon, 1916- --28.1 (14), (9 from Sexton)
  • Susa, Conrad--28.1 (6), (3 from Sexton), 31.5 (1 to Sterling Lord Agency)
  • Stone, Arlene--28.3 (5)
  • Swan, Barbara--28.4 (11), (1 from Sexton)
  • Sweeney, Brian--28.4 (70), (18 from Sexton)
  • Sweeney, John L.--28.4 (7), (2 from Sexton), 31.5 (1 to Anne Ford)
  • Sweet Briar College--28.4 (2)
  • Swenson, May--28.4 (4 from Sexton), 31.5 (1 to Anne Ford)
  • Swontzell, Lowell S.--28.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Syracuse University--28.4 (5), (2 from Sexton)
  • T'Akra--28.5 (1)
  • Tagliabue, John--28.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Tallino Restaurant--28.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Tam O'Shanter Nursery--28.5 (1)
  • Tarn, Nathaniel--28.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Taylor, Elizabeth H.--28.5 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Taylor, Henry, 1942- --28.5 (1)
  • Tematy--28.5 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • Temple University--28.5 (1)
  • Theodore Roethke Memorial Fund--28.5 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • Thomas, Don M.--28.5 (10), (7 from Sexton)
  • Thomas More College--28.5 (1)
  • Three Rivers Junior College--28.5 (1)
  • Tighe, Donald J.--28.5 (1)
  • Tillinghast, Richard--28.5 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Time, inc.--28.5 (1)
  • Tobias, Mary--28.5 (1), (2 from Sexton)
  • Tobias, Stiles F.--28.5 (1)
  • Torgrimson, E. H.--28.5 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Townhall, Inc.--28.5 (1 from Sexton)
  • Towner, Lawrence W.--28.5 (1)
  • Trenton State College--28.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Tri-quarterly--28.6 (13), (5 from Sexton)
  • Tucker, Anthony--28.6 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Tufts University--28.6 (4), (2 from Sexton)
  • Tulane University--28.6 (1 from Sexton)
  • Tureck, Rosalyn--28.6 (4), (4 from Sexton), 40.9 (2 to Alice Smith)
  • U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs--29.1 (3), (5 from Sexton)
  • U.S. Department of State--40.9 (1 to Anne Ford)
  • U.S. Library of Congress--29.1 (8), (2 from Sexton)
  • Unicorn Bookshop--29.1 (1)
  • Union Carbide Corporation--29.1 (1)
  • United Church Herald--29.1 (1)
  • United States Internal Revenue Service--29.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • University of Alabama--29.1 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • University of Arkansas--29.1 (5), (2 from Sexton)
  • University of California, Berkeley--29.1 (2)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara--29.1 (2)
  • University of Chicago--29.1 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • University of Colorado--29.1 (1)
  • University of Connecticut--29.1 (7)
  • University of Denver--29.1 (2)
  • University of Houston--29.1 (5), (4 from Sexton)
  • University of Illinois--29.1 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • University of Iowa--29.1 (1)
  • University of Kansas--29.1 (1 from Sexton)
  • University of Kentucky--29.1 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • University of Maine--29.2 (2)
  • University of Massachusetts--29.2 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • University of Miami--29.2 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • University of Michigan-Flint--29.2 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • University of Minnesota--29.2 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • University of Missouri--29.2 (7)
  • University of Notre Dame--23.5 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • University of Oklahoma--29.2 (5), (3 from Sexton)
  • University of Rochester--29.2 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • University of South Florida--29.2 (2)
  • University of Virginia--29.2 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • University of Washington--29.2 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • University of Wisconsin--29.2 (4), (3 from Sexton)
  • University Speakers' Bureau--40.9 (1 to Cross and Scroll Society, 1 to Siena College)
  • Untermeyer, Louis, 1895-1977--29.2 (18), (6 from Sexton), 40.9 (1 to Anne Ford, 1 to Houghton, Mifflin and Company)
  • Updike, John--29.2 (4), (1 from Sexton)
  • Upton, J. Duane--29.2 (1)
  • Ursinus College--29.2 (1)
  • Ursuline Academy--29.2 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • UTOG Taxi Radio Association, Inc.--29.2 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Van Eck, Arthur O.--29.3 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Vas Dias, Robert--29.3 (3)
  • Vanderbilt Poetry Review--29.3 (1)
  • Vendler, Helen Hennessy--29.3 (1)
  • Vassar College--29.3 (1)
  • Vassilopoulos, Billy--29.3 (1), (3 from Sexton)
  • Vermont University--29.3 (1 from Sexton)
  • Victor, Tom--29.3 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Villanova University--29.3 (1 from Sexton)
  • Vital Information, Inc.--29.3 (1)
  • Vogue--29.3 (1)
  • Volpe, John A.--29.3 (1)
  • Vonnegut, Kurt--29.3 (1), (3 from Sexton)
  • Viking Press--29.3 (1)
  • WBZ-TV4 (Television station: Boston, MA)--29.4 (2)
  • WGBH Collection--29.4 (2)
  • WHDH (Boston, MA)--29.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • WNEB (Radio station: Worcester, MA)--29.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Wakefield, Dan--29.4 (5), (3 from Sexton)
  • Wakeman, John--29.4 (2 from Sexton)
  • Wakoski, Diane--29.4 (11), (5 from Sexton)
  • Walker, Fran Harvey--29.4 (1), (2 from Sexton)
  • Walsh, Chad--29.4 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • The Washington Post--29.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Washington University (St. Louis, MO)--29.4 (6)
  • Waugh, Jim--29.4 (5)
  • Wayne State University--29.4 (2), (3 from Sexton)
  • Webster College--29.4 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • The Wednesday Club--29.4 (1)
  • Weihman, Irving--29.4 (1)
  • Weller, Sheila--29.4 (2)
  • Wellesley College--29.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Wellesley High School--29.4 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Wells College--29.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • West, Jessamyn--29.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • West Virginia Arts and Humanities Council--29.4 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Weston Public Schools--29.4 (2)
  • Wheaton College--29.5 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • White, Dorothy--29.5 (2)
  • Whittemore, Reed, 1919- --29.5 (14), (7 from Sexton)
  • Whitman, R.D.--29.5 (1)
  • Whitney, John O.--29.5 (1), (2 from Sexton)
  • Who's Who of American Women--29.5 (1)
  • Wilder, Anne--29.5 (1 from Sexton), 40.9 (1 to Anne Ford, 1 to Alfred Muller Sexton, II)
  • William Carlos Williams Poetry Center--29.5 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • William Young & Co.--29.5 (1)
  • Williams, C.K. (Charles Kenneth), 1936- --29.5 (37), (15 from Sexton)
  • Williams, Oscar, 1900-1964--29.5 (6), (2 from Sexton)
  • Wing, Stephan--29.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Winter, Helmut, 1924- --29.6 (2), (1 from Sexton)
  • Wisconsin-Minnesota Poetry Circuit--29.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Woessner, Warren--29.6 (1)
  • Wolffe, Ann--29.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Wollman, Peggy--29.6 (1 from Sexton)
  • Words--29.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom--29.6 (1)
  • Worcester State College--29.6 (1)
  • World Poetry Society--29.6 (1)
  • World Publishing Company--29.6 (1)
  • The World Who's Who of Women--29.6 (2)
  • World Wide Medical News Service, Inc.--29.6 (1)
  • Wright, Edward A.--29.6 (3), (1 from Sexton)
  • Wright, James Arlington, 1927- --1.12 (1 from Sexton), 29.6 (6), (4 from Sexton), 40.9 (1 to Houghton, Mifflin and Company)
  • Wright, Franz, 1953- --29.6 (1 from Sexton)
  • Wright, Marilyn--29.6 (1)
  • Wyman, Tom--29.6 (6)
  • Wyndham, Harald--29.6 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Yachnes, Eleanor--29.7 (2), (2 from Sexton)
  • Yaddo--29.7 (1 from Sexton)
  • Yaguchi, Yorifumi, 1932- --29.7 (6), (6 from Sexton)
  • Yale Review--29.7 (1 from Sexton)
  • Yale University--29.7 (1)
  • Yanes, Moses--29.7 (1), (4 from Sexton)
  • Young, Laura--29.7 (3), (2 from Sexton)
  • Young-Sowers, Meredith L. (Meredith Lady), 1944- --29.7 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Young Israel of Brookline Sisterhood--29.7 (1), (1 from Sexton)
  • Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association--29.7 (24), (10 from Sexton), 40.9 (1 to Houghton, Mifflin and Company)
  • Young, Raymond H.--29.7 (6)
  • Zeralsky, William A.--29.7 (1)
  • Zinkervich, Marie--29.7 (8), (1 from Sexton)
  • Zucker, Jack--29.7 (32), (9 from Sexton)

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 Anne Sexton Papers--Index of Works 

  • Unidentified Works
    • Untitled novel--15.1
    • Untitled story--15.2
    • "Across the yard I watch her..."--15.2
    • "And right now I'm thinking..."--15.2
    • "Beside the river..."--see verso of Itenerary [sic]
    • "Christ sits in an armchair..."--15.2
    • "Don't ask me..."--15.2
    • "Drunk on pain..."--15.2
    • "Five petals fell..."--15.2
    • "For two weeks the heat has oozed..."--15.2
    • "The heart like an apple..."--15.2
    • "huggybear..."--15.2
    • "Husband, my child..."--15.2
    • "I dreamt last night..."--15.2
    • "I exhume your picture..."--15.2
    • "I told him..."--15.2
    • "It is hard to imagine..."--15.2
    • "It was an ordinary sort of day..."--see verso of The lady lives in a dollhouse
    • "Love, it is dark..."--see verso of The farmer's wife
    • "Mama..."--15.2
    • "Oh, I miss you, my darling..."--15.2
    • "Over our heads the constant threat..."--15.2
    • "The photograph where we smile..."--15.2
    • "The rag doll sang a silly song..."--see verso of Because it sounds the same
    • "Sin and pride will take..."--see verso of"And right now I'm thinking..."
    • "There cannot be many living..."--15.2
    • "Tonight, the fog...--"15.2
    • "Thou art [?] soul..."--15.2
    • "While the great skyline..."--15.2
    • "You slut!..."--15.2
  • Identified Works
    • Advice to my young poet self while making grape jelly--9.2
    • After the visit--9.2
    • A foggy adjustment--see verso of These three kings
    • A ghost of a memo--see For the record
    • Aleintation [sic] of affection--9.2
    • Alfred the kangaroo's zoo--9.2
    • All God's children need radios--9.2
    • All My Pretty Ones--1.1-4, see also verso of The card players
    • And that's the way it was--9.2, see also verso of The camp bed
    • The angel food dogs--9.2
    • Animal--9.2
    • Arevederchi--9.2
    • Ark--see verso of No one very important
    • As it was written--9.2
    • At night--9.2
    • The Awful Rowing Toward God--1.5-13, galley folders 1-3
    • The baby--9.3
    • Baby picture--9.3
    • The balance wheel--9.3, see also verso of These three kings
    • Barbara--10.7
    • The barfly ought to sing--9.3
    • The Bat--15.2
    • Bayonet--9.3
    • Because it sounds the same--9.3
    • Before the seeing glass--see Dialougue [sic] for two faces
    • The belly dancer's daughter--9.3
    • The big book of pain--9.3
    • The big heart--9.3
    • The big mechanical mama--9.3
    • Big moon--9.3
    • The birthmark--9.3
    • Blind man's buff--9.3
    • The boat--9.3
    • The Book of Folly--2.1-10, galley folder
    • The break away--9.3
    • Breast song--9.3
    • Butterfly--9.3
    • Buying the whore--9.3
    • By the honey hotel--see The kite
    • By the sweet hotel--see The kite
    • The call--9.4
    • The call girl--see verso of Because it sounds the same
    • The camp bed--9.4
    • The card players--9.4
    • Careful--see verso of the Reading
    • The charges--9.4
    • The child bearers--9.4
    • The Children's Crusade--see Praying to Big Jack for attached cover sheets
    • Christ's descent into Hell--15.2
    • Cigarettes and Acorn Squash--15.3
    • Cigarettes and whiskey and wild, wild women--9.4
    • Classroom at Boston University--16.1
    • Cloud needing to be moon--9.4, 10.7
    • Cockroach--9.4
    • Coffin building--9.4
    • Colgate University lecture notes--16.5
    • The collaborator--9.4
    • The consecrating mother--9.4
    • Conversation in a cage--9.4, see also verso of These three kings
    • Conversation between George MacBeth and Anne Sexton on her poem, The addict--16.3
    • Conversation between George MacBeth and Anne Sexton on her poem, With mercy for the greedy--16.3
    • Consorting with angels--see verso of Old man
    • Cow--9.4
    • Cowboy and the Runaway Goat--15.2
    • Coyote--9.4
    • A curse against elegies--9.4
    • Daddy Warbucks: in memoriam--9.5
    • The day some daisies came--9.5
    • Dancing the Jig--15.2
    • Dear Doctor god--9.5
    • The death baby--9.5
    • The death king--9.5
    • The Death Notebooks--3.1-7, galley folders 5-6
    • The death of nobodys--9.5
    • The demagogue--9.5
    • Demon--9.5
    • Despair--9.5
    • Dialougue [sic] for two faces--9.5, see also verso of Night clerk in an emotional hotel
    • Didn't know--see verso of Big moon
    • The division of parts--9.5
    • Divorce--9.5
    • Divorce, thy name is woman--9.5
    • The divorcee--see Woman at the window
    • Dog god dines--9.5
    • Dog-god fights the dollars--9.5
    • Dog-god's wife adopts a monkey--9.5
    • The doll's house--9.5
    • Doors, doors, doors--9.5
    • The double image--see verso of The kite
    • Dreaming the breasts--9.5
    • Dream of man--9.5
    • Dyevushka--9.5
    • Earthworm--9.6
    • Elbows on a June window--see Sun bathers, see verso of The kite
    • Elegy for a country carousal [sic]--9.6
    • Elizabeth gone--9.6, see also verso of First house
    • End, middle, and beginning--9.6, 10.7
    • The end of the affair--9.6
    • The errand--9.6
    • The escape--9.6
    • Eulogy for Philp Rahv--9.6
    • The execution--10.7
    • The exorcists--41.4
    • External search--9.6
    • Eyewitness--9.6
    • 45 Mercy Street--4.1-7, galley folder 7
    • 4:00 a.m.--9.7
    • Face--9.7
    • Face to face--see Dialougue [sic] for two faces
    • The falling dolls--9.7, 10.7
    • The farmer's wife--9.7, see also verso of Plane crash; Old
    • Fat man--9.7
    • Feeling the grass--16.1
    • Field trip--see verso ofHat
    • First house--9.7
    • Flee on your donkey--9.7
    • Flight--9.7
    • Food--9.7
    • For Barbara Schwartz--9.7
    • For God, while sleeping--9.7
    • For Maxine at Christmastide--9.7
    • For my mother -- without whom I would never have found any one beautiful thing--9.7
    • For the record--9.7
    • For you, Johnny, on the forgotten beach--41.4
    • Forty-five Mercy Street--9.7, 10.7
    • The freak show--16.1
    • Fresh pattern for the old sand--9.7
    • From the tote road four miles in--see verso of This human turn
    • The fugue--9.7
    • The fury of abandonment--9.7
    • The fury of beautiful bones--9.7
    • The fury of cocks--9.7
    • The fury of cooks--9.7
    • The fury of earth--9.7
    • The fury of flowers and worms--9.7
    • The fury of God's good-bye--9.7
    • The fury of guitars and sopranos--9.7
    • The fury of hating eyes--9.7
    • The fury of jewels and coal--9.7
    • The fury of letters--9.7
    • The fury of overshoes--9.7
    • The fury of rain storms--9.7
    • The fury of Sundays--9.7
    • The fury of sunrises--9.7
    • The fury of sunsets--9.7
    • The game--9.8
    • The gesture--9.8
    • Getting there--9.8
    • The ghost--15.2
    • The girl in apartment 3A--41.1
    • Grandfather, your wound--9.8
    • The green room--10.7
    • Goodbye baby--15.2
    • Habit--9.8
    • Hair--15.4
    • Hat--9.8
    • Have sled, will travel--see verso of The reading
    • Heart thumb--9.8
    • Heaven is boss--9.8
    • Hello hello--9.8
    • Here, David, is your sin--9.8
    • A homebody looks at the cosmos--9.8
    • Horse--9.8
    • The house--see verso of The card players
    • The houses of violence--9.8
    • How Isabella changed her name--9.8, 11.2
    • Hurry up please it's time--9.8
    • I live in a dollhouse--see The lady lives in a dollhouse, see verso of Blind man's buff,
    • I, truculent trout--9.9
    • I want you to know--9.9
    • Image--see Face
    • In excelsis--9.9
    • In the deep museum--9.9
    • Inside--9.9
    • The inventory of goodbye--9.9
    • Is it true? --9.9
    • Itenerary [sic]--9.9
    • It is time--9.9
    • Jesus ailing--10.1
    • The Jesus papers--10.1
    • Jesus walking--10.1
    • Jokes--10.1
    • Killer, killer--10.1
    • Killing the love--10.1
    • The kite--10.1
    • Knee song--10.1
    • The lady lives in a dollhouse--10.1
    • Ladybug, Ladybugs, Fly Away--15.4
    • Landscape winter--10.1
    • The Last Believer--15.5
    • Leaning--10.1
    • Leaves that talk--10.1, 10.7
    • Letter written on a frery while crossing Long Island Sound--see verso of The card players
    • Lessons in hunger--10.1
    • Little girl, my string bean, my lovely woman--10.1
    • Live or Die--5.1-8
    • Living with dog-god--10.1
    • The lost ingredient--see verso of My friend, my crucifier
    • The lost lie--10.1
    • Love gone--see Woman at the window
    • Love, it is dark--10.1
    • Love letter written in a burning building--10.1
    • A love poem--10.1
    • Love Poems--6.1-6, galley folder 8
    • Love that kills--10.1
    • Loving the killer--10.1
    • Lullaby--10.1
    • Madame arrives in the mail--10.2
    • The magic of things--10.2
    • Making a living--10.2
    • Making it in fat city--10.2
    • Malchik--10.2
    • Man with a prayer--10.2
    • Manuel--10.2
    • The marriage-see verso of The card players
    • Married also used--see verso of The card players
    • Maybe--10.2
    • Memo to me, my other--10.2
    • Mercy Street--12.1-14.4
    • The money swing--10.2
    • Moose--10.2
    • Mother thoughts--10.2
    • Mothers--10.2
    • Murderer--10.2
    • Music man--10.2
    • My enemy--10.2
    • My friend, my crucifier--10.2
    • My insolent dear--10.2
    • New sound in yellow spring--10.2
    • Night chanty--10.2
    • Night clerk in an emotional hotel--10.2
    • Night voice on a broomstick--see verso of The camp bed; The kite
    • No one very important--10.2
    • November gray--10.2
    • O ye tongues--10.4
    • An obsessive-mythico combination of ontological inscape, trickery and love--see verso of My friend, my crucifier
    • Old--10.4
    • Old man--10.4
    • Old poems--10.5
    • Old story--10.4
    • On explaining poetry to my six year old--see verso of"For two weeks the heat has oozed..."
    • An open letter to Mona Van Duyn--10.4
    • Out at the mental hospital--10.4
    • The overlap--10.4
    • The papa and mama dance--10.6
    • Paris Review interview transcript--16.3
    • The passion of the mad rabbit--10.6
    • The people at the partys--14.5
    • A personal letter to myself on a particular day--10.6
    • Phonebook--10.6
    • Plane crash--10.6
    • The play--10.6
    • Poem for October--10.6
    • Poems, by Thomas Kinsella, Douglas Livingstone, and Anne Sexton--6.7
    • Prayer--10.6
    • Prayer, turning God back on--see Man with a prayer
    • The pray-in--see Man with a prayer
    • Praying on a 707--10.6
    • Praying to big jack--10.6
    • The primal mother--10.6
    • Psychoanalysis: the noon slice--10.6
    • Psychosis--10.6
    • Psychotherapy [sic]: the noon slice--see Psychoanalysis: the noon slice
    • Raccoon--10.9
    • Rats live on no evil star--10.9
    • Reactions of an author in residence in a little town called Boston--16.1
    • The reading--10.9, 41.1, 41.4-5
    • The red and white ring--10.9
    • The red dance--10.7, 10.9
    • Red roses--10.9
    • The red shoes--10.9
    • Reflections--see Dialougue [sic] for two faces
    • Review of Ella Fitzgerald-Count Basie concert--10.7, 16.1
    • Rhymes for an empty page--10.9
    • The road back--10.9, see also verso of My friend, my crucifier
    • The rule for a beautiful woman--15.4
    • Sad song--10.10
    • Said the poet to the analyst--31.1 (New England Poetry Club)
    • Sampler Sid--41.1
    • The sea corpse--10.10
    • Sea wall--10.10
    • Seagull--10.10
    • Seals--10.10
    • See, love, the dance--10.10, 41.3-4
    • The seed, the marigold and god--41.1, 41.4-5
    • Serious love--10.10
    • Sheep--10.10
    • The shout--10.10
    • Six poets at the round (about) table (a sestina for Sam)--41.1, 41.4-5
    • The snake--10.10
    • Some foreign letters--10.10
    • Something woke me--10.10
    • Somewhere in Africa--10.10
    • Song for a deaf doctor--41.3-4
    • Song for a lady--10.10
    • The soup king's daughter--10.10
    • Speaking bitterness--10.10
    • The spoon men--see verso of The kite
    • The spotted dog--10.10
    • Spring beach at Truro--41.1, 41.4-5
    • The stand-ins--10.7, 10.10
    • The starry night--10.10
    • Stones called love--10.10
    • Stones called love--10.10
    • The story of Kayo Sexton--41.2
    • The studio poem--10.10
    • The suicide note(s)--10.10, 41.1, 41.3, 41.6
    • Suicide: the big mama tit--10.10
    • Sun brothers--10.10
    • The surgeon--10.10
    • The supreme gift--15.6
    • Swan--10.10
    • The symphony--10.10
    • Talking to sheep--11.1
    • Telephone--11.1
    • That day--11.1
    • That story--11.1
    • There was--11.1
    • There you were... --10.7, 11.1
    • These borrowed lights--see verso of The camp bed
    • These three kings--11.1
    • They have gone...--11.1
    • Thinking of divorce--11.1
    • This edge--see The kite
    • This head in the seeing glass--see Dialougue [sic] for two faces
    • This human turn--11.1, see also The kite
    • This human truth--11.1
    • This uncertain art of the phantasy--see verso of These three kings
    • The thought disease--11.1
    • Thoughts on V-E Day--15.6
    • Three lives for losing--11.1, see verso of These three kings
    • Through a small window--11.1
    • To Bedlam and Part Way Back--7.1-6
    • To Bedlam and Part Way Back: tentative contents--see verso of "For two weeks the heat has oozed..."
    • To like, to love--11.1
    • To market, to market--11.1
    • To touch the better angels--11.1
    • Transformations--8.1-3, galley folders 9-11
    • Trees--see Poem for October
    • True and false--11.1
    • The tulip that grew into a jet--11.1
    • The twelve-thousand-day honeymoon--11.1
    • Twenty-one days without you--11.1
    • Two songs for choosing--11.1
    • Unwanted--11.2
    • Uses--10.7, 11.2
    • A variation of suicide notes found in bottles off an island in Maine--11.2
    • Vampire--15.6
    • The virgin--11.2
    • Waiting for the axe--11.2
    • Waking alone--11.2
    • Wanting to die--11.2
    • Watching the first light hit the mountain--11.2
    • We waited summer in, that first June night--11.2, see also verso of This human turn
    • The wedding ring dance--11.2
    • The wedlock--11.2
    • Wednesday night--11.2, see also The end of the affair
    • Welcome, visitor--11.2
    • Whale--11.2
    • When the glass of my body broke--11.2
    • Where no child knows--11.2
    • While standing alone on a spur railroad track in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts--11.2
    • The wifebeater--11.2
    • Winter colony--11.2
    • Wishbone--11.2
    • Witch--11.2
    • The Wizard's Tears--15.6
    • Words for Dr. Y.--8.4-7, galley folder 12
    • Woman at the window--11.2
    • Words--11.2
    • Words on the probable confusion of having dual personality--11.2
    • Yellow--11.2
    • The yellow balloon--11.2
    • Your kisses and the pansies--11.2

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 Anne Sexton Papers--Index of Works by Other Authors 

  • Albert, Samuel Leon
    • Made That Way--31.1 (New England Poetry Club)
    • The World is She--31.1 (New England Poetry Club)
  • Ames, Lois
    • Assignment # One: Statement of Purpose--30.2
    • Various--41.7
  • August, Bonne Tymorski
    • The Poetic Use of Womanliness in Six Modern American Poets: Moore, Milley, Rukeyser, Levertov, Sexton, and Plath--30.2
  • Berlind, Bruce
    • The Hour's Top Story--30.2
    • Leaves Fallings--30.2
    • Period Piece--30.2
  • Bishop, Elizabeth
    • Sestina--30.2
  • Bolton, Stanwood K., Jr.
    • Resolution-New Year--31.1 (New England Poetry Club)
  • Browne, Michael Dennis
    • Bad Poems--30.2
    • Crab--30.2
    • Epithalamion/Wedding Dawn--30.2
    • The Insect Impaled by the Sun--30.2
    • The Man--30.2
    • Morley (1972)--30.2
  • Clampitt, Mary O.
    • Good Morning Pelonius--30.2
  • Clawson, Robert J.
    • Various--41.10
  • Conant, Louise
    • A Known Brand--30.2
    • Attraction of Opposites--30.2
    • For David: War Games--30.2
    • Summer Bouquet--30.2
    • To Molly, On Her Own--30.2
  • Dine, Carol
    • For Anne Harvey Sexton--30.2
  • Dingley, Anne Ladd
    • Diary--30.3
  • Gilbert, Celia
    • Speaking in Tongues--30.4
  • Goetz, Dorianne
    • Three Coins in the Fountain--30.2
  • Harvey, Mary Gray Staples
    • [Untitled poem] "Dear Anne,..."--30.5
    • L'apris - Midi du Faune - 1955 version--30.5
  • Holmes, John Albert Jr.
    • Edward Hick's Old Picture--30.5
  • Jong, Erica
    • Dear Keats--30.5
    • Letters, Life & Literary Remains...--30.5
    • Testament (Or, Homage to Walt Whitman)--30.5
  • Jonker, Ingrid
    • Poems and translations with critical essays--30.6
  • Kevles, Barbara
    • A Cityscape--30.7
    • The Break-Up--30.7
    • The Cry of Bastille Day--30.7
    • Questions for The Paris Review Interview--30.7
  • Kumin, D.
    • Story fragments--30.7
  • Kumin, Maxine
    • "How It is"--10.7
    • A Verse Against Winter--31.1 (New England Poetry Club)
  • Legler, Philip
    • The ideal soldier--30.7
    • It was a wide field--30.7
    • The negligent list--30.7
    • On receiving a drawing of your hand--30.7
    • Poem for you--30.7
    • Review of Live or Die--30.7
    • Song about deer, especially birds--30.7
    • Taos Pueblo--30.7
    • The visitor--30.7
    • Wednesday night reorganization meeting--30.7
    • Winter weather--30.7
    • Various--42.5-7
  • Lineweaver, Marion
    • The Scream--31.1 (New England Poetry Club)
  • Little, Katherine Day
    • The Love Affair--31.1 (New England Poetry Club)
  • Magner, James Edumund, Jr.
    • Ahab athwart of the Bashee Isles--30.7
    • While preparing "Adam's Curse"--30.7
  • Marras, Emma
    • Breve incontro con Anne Sexton [Italian]--30.7
  • Masterson, Dan
    • Notebook of poems--30.8
  • Mood, John J.
    • A Bird Full of Bones: Anne Sexton--A Visit and a Reading--30.9
    • English 270: study outline--30.9
    • The Next One--30.9
  • Olson, Tillie
    • Death of the Creative Process--31.2
    • Excerpts from Tillie Olson's notebook--31.2
    • Life in the Iron Mills--31.2
  • Pedrick, Jean
    • The Orphan--31.1 (New England Poetry Club)
  • Plath, Sylvia
    • Mushrooms--31.1
  • Randnóti, Miklós
    • A Selection of Poems from Cloudy Sky
  • Rukeyser, Muriel
    • In the Underworld--31.1
    • The Speed of Darkness--31.1
  • Sexton, Joyce
    • Hi--31.5
  • Sexton, Linda
    • Circle Two: The Narcissitic--31.5
    • For Thorpe and Muggy who know--31.5
    • The Progress of Diethylstilbestrol: From Anti-Abortifacient to Post-Coital Contraception--31.5
  • Snodgrass, W. D.
    • [Untitled article]--31.5
    • Reviving--31.5
  • Sobiloff, Hy
    • To Millicent Smith - Whom I don't know--31.5
  • Starbuck, George
    • Esthetique du Machiavel--31.5
    • On the failure of one invited to appear for cocktails--31.5
    • Technologies--31.5
  • Starmer, Bob
    • Tell me--31.5
  • Swenson, May
    • Early morning: Cape Cod--31.5

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