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Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Sources:

Description of Series

Series I. Works, 1962-1998, undated

Series II. Correspondence, circa 1944-1998, undated (bulk 1962-1998)

Series III. Subject Files, 1964-1997, undated

Series IV. Works by Others, 1966-1996, undated

Series V. Published Materials, 1966-1997

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

James Tate:

An Inventory of His Papers in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Tate, James, 1943-
Title: James Tate Papers
Dates: 1944-1998 (bulk 1962-1998)
Abstract: Correspondence, typed and handwritten manuscript drafts, galley proofs, page proofs, photographs, drawings, posters, and published works in serials document James Tate’s literary work and personal life, from the early 1960s to the late 1990s.
RLIN Record ID: TXRC05-A10003
Extent: 53 boxes, 33 periodical boxes, 1 galley folder, 1 oversize folder (30.66 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Biographical Sketch

James Vincent Tate was born James Vincent Appleby on December 8, 1943, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Samuel Vincent Appleby and Betty Jean Whitsitt. Tate’s father, a B-17 co-pilot during the Second World War, was killed on a bombing mission over Germany on April 11, 1944.

Tate grew up with his mother in and around Kansas City, living with relatives until he was seven. Tate’s mother remarried twice before he left for college in 1960, and he eventually took the surname of his second stepfather.

Tate attended Kansas State College and The University of Missouri, taking several breaks in his studies to travel in Europe and live in New York City and New Orleans. He received his B.A. from Kansas State College in 1965, and then enrolled in The University of Iowa’s Writers Workshop where he received an M.F.A. in 1967.

Tate’s first publication of collected poems, Cages (1966), was followed by The Lost Pilot, which won the 1966 Yale Younger Poets Award and was published by Yale University Press in 1967. Noted for surreal landscapes and eccentric use of language, Tate has received much critical acclaim for The Lost Pilot and for later works, including Absences (1972), and Constant Defender (1983). His many awards include Poet of the Year, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972; the National Institute of Arts and Letters award for poetry, 1974; the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Selected Poems, 1992; the National Book Award for Worshipful Company of Fletchers, 1994; and the 1995 Tanning Prize from the Academy of American Poets.

Tate’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines, including The American Poetry Review, Kayak, and The Seneca Review. In addition to writing, Tate has held teaching positions at the University of Iowa (1966-1967), the University of California at Berkeley (1967-1968), Columbia University (1969-1971), and Emerson College in Boston (1970-1971). Since 1971, Tate has taught poetry at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Tate married Liselotte Jonsson in 1972. They separated in 1986.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, typed and handwritten manuscript drafts, galley proofs, page proofs, photographs, drawings, posters, and published works in serials document James Tate’s literary work and personal life, from the early 1960s to the late 1990s. The earliest item is a circa 1944 letter to Tate’s father from an unidentified author, but the bulk of the materials date from 1962 to 1998.

The papers are organized into five series: I. Works, 1962-1998; II. Correspondence, circa 1944-1998 (bulk 1962-1998); III. Subject Files, 1964-1997; IV. Works by Others, 1966-1996; and V. Published Materials, 1966-1997.

Correspondence is the largest series and predominantly contains incoming letters to Tate from friends, other poets, and publishers. Also included is financial information, as well as correspondence related to Tate’s literary activities and his employment at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Significant correspondents include Russell Banks, Marvin Bell, Michael Benedikt, Gerard Malanga, Charles Simic, Anne Waldman, and Charles Wright. The subject files in Series III. further document Tate’s literary career and his personal life.

The Works series includes numerous single-page, typed drafts of individual poems, as well as manuscript and other prepublication forms of Tate’s books. Published copies of single poems or prose works are located in the Published Materials series. Drafts, photocopies, and offprints of works sent to Tate by poets and writers such as John Ashbery, Carolyn Forché, and Leslie Wolf are located in the Works by Others series. Many contain Tate’s handwritten comments.

The materials are generally in good condition, although some of the paper is yellowed and brittle.

Series Descriptions

Series I. Works, 1962-1998, undated (19 boxes, 1 galley folder)

The Works are arranged in rough chronological order reflecting the cumulative nature of Tate’s writing and publishing. Many poems appeared in magazines and journals before publication in book form, therefore drafts and variants of poems were written and revised over a span of several years. Folder headings given in the container list include titles of published books, working titles of unpublished works, or indicate the type of material contained, such as "prose,""poetry,""journals," or "notebooks."

The earliest materials date from 1962 and include class assignments from Tate’s college courses, many with instructors’ comments and grades. The bulk of the material consists of single-page, typed poems or prose fragments. Many of the poems contain notes indicating submission to, acceptance, or rejection from various serial publications. In addition, files containing materials for Tate’s books can include notes, galley and page proofs, paste-ups, and offprints. Small amounts of correspondence and several photographs are also present.

Tate’s poetic development and success is well documented in numerous individual pieces, many never published, and materials from both his most successful and his lesser known books. Included are files for The Lost Pilot (1967), The Oblivion Ha Ha (1970), Viper Jazz (1976), Constant Defender (1983), Selected Poems (1991), Worshipful Company of Fletchers (1994), and early drafts of The Route as Briefed (1999).

Collaborative works represented are a 1970 book of poems, Are You Ready Mary Baker Eddy???, and drafts of a 1977 book Lucky Darryl: A Novel, both written with Bill Knott; several poems written with Robert Grenier; and a musical composition by Susan Hurley using the lyrics of Tate’s poem "Breathing."

Tate’s life and family are documented in several published autobiographical pieces, incomplete memoirs, journals, and a diary kept from 1978 to 1979. Additional biographical material is found in clippings and interviews located in the Subject Files series.

Series II. Correspondence, circa 1944-1998, undated (bulk 1962-1998) (24.5 boxes)

Tate’s correspondence is divided into two subseries: A. Incoming and B. Outgoing, with incoming constituting the bulk of the material. Incoming letters are further arranged under the headings Family, General, Literary Business, and Unidentified.

The majority of the Family correspondence comes from Tate’s mother, Betty Sears, but also includes letters from his sister, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Also present is the oldest item in the papers, an unidentified letter to Tate’s father written circa 1944.

General correspondence, mainly from friends and other poets such as Gene DeGruson, Charles Simic, and Tom Lux, documents a wide variety of topics including Tate’s work, travels, and personal relationships, Filed in alphabetical order by author, it includes fan mail, and a small amount of third-party correspondence.

Literary Business correspondence is somewhat similar to General correspondence in content, but is marked by extensive correspondence with publishers relating to Tate’s books and serial publications. Also present are requests for academic recommendations and attendance at poetry readings at literary festivals, and congratulatory letters sent to Tate for his 1992 Pulitzer prize and 1995 Tanning Prize.

Outgoing correspondence consists mostly of typed carbon copies related to letters found in literary business correspondence.

Small amounts of incoming correspondence or notes are present in all of the other series.

Series III. Subject Files, 1964-1997, undated (6 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Subject files are arranged alphabetically by title and include large numbers of pamphlets, brochures, clippings, and other documentation of various poetry festivals, workshops, readings, and academic programs. In addition, clippings about Tate, interview transcripts, and a 1984 curriculum vitae provide particular insight into Tate’s life.

Other subject files include materials documenting Tate’s 1992 Pulitzer Prize and 1994 National Book Award, unidentified photographs and drawings, and a file of administrative and classroom documents related to Tate’s position at the University of Massachusetts. Several files reflect Tate’s interests and activities, such as a World War II orphans organization, his high school reunion, a 1991 trip to Missouri, and memorabilia of other trips, sporting events, friends, and family.

Series IV. Works by Others, 1966-1995, undated (3.5 boxes)

The Works by Others series contains drafts or copies of works, predominantly poetry, sent to or copied by Tate. Materials are in alphabetical order by author. Many of the pieces include memos or correspondence from the author to Tate. Of note is the relatively large amount of materials from John Ashbery, Carolyn Forché, and Leslie Wolf.

Series V. Published Materials, 1966-1997 (33 serial boxes)

Over 550 magazines, journals, and other serial publications contain the published versions of Tate’s prose and poetry. Many complement corresponding manuscript versions found in the Works series. The material is arranged alphabetically by the title of the publication. A more detailed listing of these works is available at the Ransom Center.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Index Terms

People
Ashbery, John, 1927-
Bell, Marvin.
Benedikt, Michael, 1935-
Browne, Michael Dennis.
Corbett, William, 1942-
DeGruson, Gene.
Edson, Russell.
Forché, Carolyn.
Grenier, Robert.
Haviaras, Stratis, 1935-
Howe, Fanny.
Klappert, Peter.
Knott, Bill, 1940-
Lux, Thomas, 1946-
Malanga, Gerard.
Matthews, William, 1942-1997.
Orlen, Steve, 1942-
Randall, James, 1938-
Simic, Charles, 1938-
Skillings, R. D. (Roger D.), 1937-
Skinner, Knute, 1929-
Smith, Dave, 1942-
Waldman, Anne, 1945-
Welch, James, 1940-
Wier, Dara, 1949-
Williams, C. K. (Charles Kenneth), 1936-
Wolf, Leslie.
Wright, Charles, 1935-
Yang, Lian, 1955-
Organizations
Atlantic Monthly Press.
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.). Press.
Yale University Press.
Subjects
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century.
Poets, American -- 20th century.
Document Types
Diaries.
Drawings.
Galley proofs.
Journals.
Juvenilia.
Photographs.
Poems.
Postcards.
Scores.

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Separated Material

Two award plaques have been transferred to the Ransom Center’s Personal Effects Collection.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchases, 1969 (R4825), 1998 (R14334)

Processed by:

Suzanne Casey, Stephen Mielke, 2005

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Sources:

"James (Vincent) Tate."Contemporary Authors Online, http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed 26 July 2005).

Stroffolino, Chris. "James Tate."Dictionary of Literary Biography Online, http://galenet.galegroup.com (accessed 26 July 2005).

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Container List

 

Series I. Works, 1962-1998, undated

Box.Folder
1.1 Notebook, 1962
Box.Folder
1.2-5, 2.1 Poetry and prose drafts (juvenilia), 1962-1964
Box.Folder
2.2 "A Nice Day for No Parade," draft, circa 1965
Box.Folder
2.3-5 The Lost Pilot, drafts, paste-ups, printer’s copy, dust jacket, and correspondence, 1966-1967
Box.Folder
3.1 "Fear and the Weather," drafts, 1966-1968, undated
Box.Folder
3.2-3 Notes of Woe: Poems, drafts, 1968, undated
Box.Folder
3.4-5, 4.1 The Torches, drafts and first edition, 1968
Box.Folder
4.2-3 Poetry drafts, 1965-1969
Box.Folder
4.4-5 Notebooks, circa 1967-1969
Box.Folder
5.1-2 Row with Your Hair, drafts, 1969, undated
Box.Folder
5.3 Shepherds of the Mist, drafts, 1969, undated
Box.Folder
5.4 Prose drafts, 1963-1970
Box.Folder
5.5 The Lost Pilot and The Oblivion Ha Ha, drafts, 1966-1970, undated
Box.Folder
5.6-8 The Oblivion Ha Ha, drafts, printer’s copy, and page proofs, 1969-1970
Box.Folder
5.9-10 Are You Ready Mary Baker Eddy???(with Bill Knott), drafts, 1970
Box.Folder
6.1 Collaborations with Robert Grenier, poetry fragments, 1971, undated
Box.Folder
6.2-3* Absences, drafts, galley proofs and page proofs, 1970-1972 (* galleys removed to galley folder)
Box.Folder
6.4 Notebook, 1972
Box.Folder
6.5 Swedish journal and correspondence, 1972-1973
Box.Folder
6.6 Prose drafts, 1963-1974
Box.Folder
6.7 Trinidad and Tobago journal, 1974
Box.Folder
6.8 Notebook, 1974
Box.Folder
6.9 Hottentot Ossuary, drafts and first edition, 1974, undated
Box.Folder
7.1 Introduction for Keith Achepohl exhibit catalog, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1975
Box.Folder
7.2 "The Inroad of Thrips," drafts, 1975, undated
Box.Folder
7.3 "Raked Ashes, Lost Rivers," drafts, 1975, undated
Box.Folder
7.4-7 Viper Jazz, drafts, proofs, 1974-1976
Box.Folder
7.8 Breathing (with Susan Hurley), sheet music, 1976
Box.Folder
7.9 "The Route as Briefed,"The North American Review, Spring 1976, drafts, offprints, 1976
Box.Folder
8.1 "Automatic Writing," prose and poetry drafts, 1976-1977
Box.Folder
8.2-5 Riven Doggeries, drafts, 1976-1977, undated
Box.Folder
9.1-6, 10.1-2 Spain journals, 1976-1977
Box.Folder
10.3-7 Lucky Darryl: A Novel (with Bill Knott), drafts, and review, 1977, undated
Box.Folder
11.1 Notebooks, 1975-1978, undated
Box.Folder
11.2 "From a Diary, 1978-1979," notes and drafts, 1978-1979
Box.Folder
11.3 "The Abominable Thugs of India," drafts and notes, 1979, undated
Box.Folder
11.4 Journal notes, 1972-1980, undated
Box.Folder
11.5 Notebook, circa 1980
Box.Folder
11.6-7 "Scrap Pile (of Lost Chances)," drafts and notes, 1978-1981
Box.Folder
11.8 "The Ague of Your Housing Project," drafts, 1970-1982, undated
Box.Folder
11.9 "An American Poet in Sweden,"Scandinavian Review, Vol. 70, No. 4, notes, drafts, and page proofs, 1982
Box.Folder
12.1-7 Constant Defender, drafts, page proofs, and correspondence, 1983, undated
Box.Folder
12.8-10, 13.1 Memoirs / Autobiographical, notes and drafts, 1966-1984
Box.Folder
13.2-4 "Wonder of the Age," drafts and bound mimeo copy, 1978-1984, undated
Box.Folder
13.5 Rejected poems / drafts, notes and drafts, 1979-1984
Box.Folder
13.6 "The Papyrus of Nu," drafts, 1981-1984, undated
Box.Folder
13.7 Prose and notes, 1982-1984, undated
Box.Folder
13.8 Poetry drafts, 1984, undated
Box.Folder
13.9 Just Shades, notes, drafts, page proofs, and correspondence, 1985, undated
Box.Folder
14.1 Reckoner, printer’s copy and page proofs, 1986
Box.Folder
14.2 Rejected poems, drafts, 1981-1987
Box.Folder
14.3 "In My Own Backyard," drafts and correspondence, 1990, undated
Box.Folder
14.4-8 Distance from Loved Ones, drafts and printer’s copy, 1990, undated
Box.Folder
14.9 Poetry drafts, 1986-1991, undated
Box.Folder
14.10 Prose drafts, 1990-1991, undated
Box.Folder
15.1-6, 16.1-3 "The Invisible Twins," drafts and correspondence, 1985-1992, undated
Box.Folder
16.4-6 Selected Poems, drafts and page proofs, 1992, undated
Box.Folder
17.1 Notes, 1984-1994, undated
Box.Folder
17.2 Poetry drafts, 1990-1994
Box.Folder
17.3-8, 18.1-3 Worshipful Company of Fletchers, drafts and page proofs, 1987-1994
Box.Folder
18.4 Notes, 1992-1995, undated
Box.Folder
18.5 Poetry drafts, 1968-1997
Box.Folder
18.6-7 Worshipful Company of Fletchers and Shroud of the Gnome, drafts, 1992-1997
Box.Folder
18.8, 19.1-2 Shroud of the Gnome, drafts, page proofs, jacket copy and correspondence, 1997, undated
Box.Folder
19.3 The Best American Poetry, 1997, introduction drafts and correspondence, 1997
Box.Folder
19.4 The Route as Briefed, drafts, 1994-1998, undated
Box.Folder
19.5-9 Poetry drafts, undated
Box.Folder
19.10-11 Poetry and prose drafts, undated

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Series II. Correspondence, circa 1944-1998, undated (bulk 1962-1998)

Subseries A. Incoming
Box.Folder
20.1-5 Family, circa 1944-1997, undated
General
Box.Folder
20.6-7 A, 1962-1996, undated
Box.Folder
21.1-2 B, 1966-1997
Box.Folder
21.3 Banks, Russell, 1971-1991
Box.Folder
21.4 Barnes, Harper, 1972-1973
Box.Folder
21.5 Bell, Marvin, 1969-1980, undated
Box.Folder
21.6 Benedikt, Michael, 1970-1985
Box.Folder
21.7 Berger, Don, 1980-1995, undated
Box.Folder
21.8 Berland, Dinah, 1989
Box.Folder
22.1 Billiter, Bill, 1989
Box.Folder
22.2 Bond, Harold, 1967-1979
Box.Folder
22.3 Boruch, Marianne, 1979-1989
Box.Folder
22.4 Bosselar, Laure-Anne
Box.Folder
22.5 Breidenbach, Tom
Box.Folder
22.6 Brockwell, Ben
Box.Folder
22.7-8 Browne, Michael
Box.Folder
22.9 Bullins, Amanda, 1969-1972
Box.Folder
22.10, 23.1 C, 1966-1994
Box.Folder
23.2 Campbell, Virginia, 1981-1985, undated
Box.Folder
23.3 Chamberlain, Karen, 1990
Box.Folder
23.4 Corbett, William, 1972-1994, undated
Box.Folder
23.5-6 D, 1966-1996, undated
Box.Folder
23.7 Deane, Seamus, 1970-1973
Box.Folder
23.8 DeFrees, Madeline, 1976-1990
Box.Folder
23.9, 24.1-2 DeGruson, Gene, 1967-1983
Box.Folder
24.3 DeVeer, Leslie, 1989
Box.Folder
24.4 E, 1967-1997
Box.Folder
24.5 Edson, Russell, 1976-1995
Box.Folder
24.6 F, 1967-1995, undated
Box.Folder
24.7 G, 1967-1994
Box.Folder
25.1 Galassi, Jonathan, 1970-1993
Box.Folder
25.2 Gerber, Dan, 1969-1971
Box.Folder
25.3 Graham, Jorie, 1988-1993
Box.Folder
25.4-5 H, 1967-1997, undated
Box.Folder
25.6 Hannigan, Paul, 1971-1975
Box.Folder
25.7 Haviaras, Stratis, 1971-1979, undated
Box.Folder
25.8 Hitchcock, George, 1968-1982
Box.Folder
25.9 Holland, Andrea, 1989-1996
Box.Folder
26.1 Howe, Fanny, 1967-1997
Box.Folder
26.2 I, 1966-1992
Box.Folder
26.3 J, 1966-1997
Box.Folder
26.4 Junkins, Donald, 1970-1981
Box.Folder
26.5 K, 1966-1996
Box.Folder
26.6 Karapanou, Margarita, 1973-1976
Box.Folder
26.7 Klappert, Peter, 1971
Box.Folder
27.1 Knott, Bill, 1969-1992
Box.Folder
27.2 Kutchins, Laurie, 1985-1992
Box.Folder
27.3 L, 1967-1996, undated
Box.Folder
27.4 Langland, Joseph, 1970-1991
Box.Folder
27.5 Lee, Al, 1969-1972
Box.Folder
27.6 Leslie, Alfred, 1972-1977
Box.Folder
27.7-8 Love, John, 1974-1978
Box.Folder
28.1-2 Lux, Thomas, 1971-1985
Box.Folder
28.3-4 M, 1959-1996
Box.Folder
28.5 Malanga, Gerard, 1971-1977
Box.Folder
28.6 Matthews, William, 1970-1992
Box.Folder
29.1 McCord, Howard, 1972-1973
Box.Folder
29.2 McHugh, Heather, 1973-1989, undated
Box.Folder
29.3 McNally, Stephen, 1989-1995
Box.Folder
29.4 McShane, Frank, 1969-1982
Box.Folder
29.5 Mellor, Douglas, 1964-1969, undated
Box.Folder
29.6 Milliken, Don, 1966-1968, undated
Box.Folder
29.7 Mintier, John, 1965-1974, undated
Box.Folder
29.8 Moritz, Albert, 1973-1975, undated
Box.Folder
29.9 N, 1966-1996
Box.Folder
29.10 Newman, Charles, 1968-1974
Box.Folder
30.1 Norris, Kathleen, 1970-1972, undated
Box.Folder
30.2 O, 1967-1992
Box.Folder
30.3 Orlen, Steve, 1977-1981
Box.Folder
30.4 Orr, Gregory, 1970-1991
Box.Folder
30.5 P-Q, 1967-1996
Box.Folder
30.6 Piersol, Virginia, 1967-1989
Box.Folder
30.7 R, 1967-1996, undated
Box.Folder
31.1 Randall, Jim, 1966-1979
Box.Folder
31.2 Ryan, Michael, 1972
Box.Folder
31.3-4 S, 1966-1998, undated
Box.Folder
31.5-7 Simic, Charles, 1971-1990, undated
Box.Folder
32.1 Skillings, Roger, 1971-1981
Box.Folder
32.2 Skinner, Knute, 1969-1970
Box.Folder
32.3 Smith, Dave, 1981-1982
Box.Folder
32.4 T, 1965-1991, undated
Box.Folder
32.5 Tenebruso, Ray, 1970-1986
Box.Folder
32.6 U-V, 1967-1990
Box.Folder
32.7, 33.1 W, 1963-1994, undated
Box.Folder
33.2 Wagner, John, 1990-1997
Box.Folder
33.3 Waldman, Anne, 1972
Box.Folder
33.4 Weigl, Bruce, 1973-1982
Box.Folder
33.5 Weinfeld, Henry, 1969
Box.Folder
33.6 Welch, James, 1973-1996
Box.Folder
33.7 Wheeler, Ray, 1963-1978, undated
Box.Folder
33.8 Wier, Dara, 1983-1995, undated
Box.Folder
34.1 Will, Frederic, 1972-1994
Box.Folder
34.2 Williams, Charlie, 1971-1974
Box.Folder
34.3 Wolf, Leslie, 1974-1982, undated
Box.Folder
34.4 Wright, Charles, 1970-1979, undated
Box.Folder
34.5 X-Z, 1966-1986, undated
Box.Folder
34.6 Zimmer, Paul, 1982-1986
Literary Business
Awards
Box.Folder
35.1-4 Pulitzer, 1992
Box.Folder
35.6-7 Tanning, 1995
Box.Folder
36.1-2 Financial and legal, 1968-1995
Box.Folder
36.3-4, 37.1-4, 38.1 General, 1969-1997, undated
Publishers and editors
Box.Folder
38.2-4 General, 1966-1998, undated
Box.Folder
39.1-3 The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1966-1983
Box.Folder
39.4 Black Sparrow Press, 1969-1970
Box.Folder
39.5 Ecco Press, 1971-1996, undated
Box.Folder
39.6 Ferguson Press, 1970-1982
Box.Folder
39.7 Follett Publishing, 1967-1968
Box.Folder
40.1 H. W. Wilson, 1975-1976
Box.Folder
40.2 Harper and Row, 1966-1968
Box.Folder
40.3 Release Press, 1972-1978
Box.Folder
40.4 Unicorn Press, 1967-1984
Box.Folder
40.5 University of Massachusetts Press, 1974-1982
Box.Folder
40.6-7 Wesleyan University Press, 1971-1993
Box.Folder
40.8-9 Yale University Press, 1966-1981
Box.Folder
41.1 Recommendations, 1968-1995, undated
Box.Folder
41.2-4, 42.1-4, 43.1 Requests, 1966-1996, undated
Unidentified
Box.Folder
43.2-3 General, 1963-1997, undated
Box.Folder
43.4, 44.1-2 First names, 1980-1997, undated
Subseries B. Outgoing
Box.Folder
44.3-8 1966-1977
Box.Folder
45.1-8 1978-1997, undated

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Series III. Subject Files, 1964-1997, undated

Box.Folder
45.9 American World War II Orphan Network, 1992-1996
Box.Folder
45.10 Artwork, undated
Box.Folder
45.11 Biographical information, 1979-1995, undated
Box.Folder
46.1-4 Brochures and pamphlets, 1964-1997, undated
Clippings
Box.Folder
46.5 General, 1978-1997, undated
Box.Folder
47.1 Tate, 1972-1996, undated
Box.Folder
47.2 Curriculum vitae, 1984
Box.Folder
47.3 First Printing of American Authors, offprints, undated
Box.Folder
47.4 High school reunions, 1981-1991
Box.Folder
47.5-7, 48.1 Interviews, 1967-1991, undated
Box.Folder
48.2* Memorabilia, 1974-1994, undated (* oversize removed to oversize folder)
Box.Folder
48.3 Missouri trip, 1991
Box.Folder
48.4 Name and address lists, undated
Box.Folder
48.5 National Book Awards, 1994
Box.Folder
48.6 Orange, Massachusetts high school address, 1972
Box.Folder
48.7 Photographs, undated
Box.Folder
48.8-12, 49.1-5 Poetry festivals and workshops, 1975-1996
Box.Folder
49.6-9 Poetry readings and bibliographies, 1967-1995
Box.Folder
49.10 Pulitzer Prize, 1992
Box.Folder
49.11 Reviews, 1981-1992, undated
Box.Folder
49.12 University of Massachusetts, 1974-1996
Box.Folder
50.1-2 Wesleyan New Poets Program, 1983-1988

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Series IV. Works by Others, 1966-1996, undated

Box.Folder
50.3 A, undated
Box.Folder
50.4 Anderson, Douglas, undated
Ashbery, John
Box.Folder
50.5 And the Stars Were Shining, draft, undated
Box.Folder
50.6 Flow Chart, photocopy draft, undated
Box.Folder
50.7 "Notes from the Air" (published as Hotel Lautreamont), drafts and correspondence, 1991, undated
Box.Folder
51.1 "Tuesday Evening," draft, 1994
Box.Folder
51.2 Unidentified draft, notes and correspondence, 1996, undated
Box.Folder
51.3 B, 1968-1993, undated
Box.Folder
51.4 Bamberger, Paul, 1985
Box.Folder
51.5 Bender, Jason, undated
Box.Folder
51.6 C, undated
Box.Folder
51.7 Delany, Samuel, 1994
Box.Folder
51.8 E-F, 1989, undated
Box.Folder
51.9-11 Forché, Carolyn, The Angle of History, drafts, 1987-1988
Box.Folder
52.1 Gander, Forrest, circa 1993
Box.Folder
52.2 Gipps, Marina, 1993
Box.Folder
52.3 H, 1989-1994, undated
Box.Folder
52.4 Hansen, Matthew, undated
Box.Folder
52.5 Howe, Fanny, undated
Box.Folder
52.6 K, 1995
Box.Folder
52.7 Knott, Bill, circa 1966
Box.Folder
52.8 Kurtzahn, Leslie, 1993
Box.Folder
52.9 L, undated
Box.Folder
52.10 Loring, Leila, undated
Box.Folder
52.11 M-P, 1989-1992, undated
Box.Folder
52.12 Paz, Ocatvio, signed offprint, undated
Box.Folder
52.13 Q-S, 1991-1994, undated
Box.Folder
52.14 Sandy, Stephen, undated
Box.Folder
52.15 Shawn, Wallace, undated
Box.Folder
52.16 Simic, Charles, undated
Box.Folder
52.17 Stock, Norman, 1993
Box.Folder
52.18 T-W, 1974, undated
Box.Folder
52.19 Williams, Jim, undated
Wolf, Leslie
Box.Folder
52.20 "Gentle Will," drafts, undated
Box.Folder
53.1-2 Correspondence, clippings, and draft fragments, 1975-1984
Box.Folder
53.3 Wright, Charles, undated
Box.Folder
53.4 Yang, Lian, undated
Box.Folder
53.5 Unidentified, undated

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Series V. Published Materials, 1966-1997

Box
54 A Review - The American Poetry Review
Box
55 The American Poetry Review - Antaeus
Box
56 Antaeus
Box
57 Antaeus - The Antioch Review
Box
58 Arion’s Dolphin - Black Warrior Review
Box
59 Black Warrior Review - Boston University Journal
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60 Boulevard - Chicago Review
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61 Chicago Review - Cloud Marauder
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62 Cloud Marauder - Cutbank
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63 Denver Quarterly - The Dragonfly
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64 Durak - Field
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65 Fire Exit - Granite
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66 Granite - Harvard Review
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67 Harvard Review - The Iowa Review
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68 The Iowa Review
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69 The Iowa Review - Kayak
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70 Kayak - Lillabulero
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71 Lillabulero - Marilyn
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72 Marshroots - Michigan Quarterly Review
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73 Micromegas - The Missouri Review
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74 The Missouri Review - New Honolulu Review
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75 The New Yorker - Occident
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76 The Ohio Review - Penumbra
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77 Pocket Pal - Poetry
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78 Poetry Australia - Ploughshares
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79 Ploughshares
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80 Ploughshares - Scandinavian Review
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81 The Seattle Review - Some
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82 Some - Post
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83 Prophecy - Sumac
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84 Sun & Moon - Tennessee Poetry Journal
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85 To Make a Poem - TriQuarterly
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86 Unicorn Journal - Vortex

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