University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Genesis West:

An Inventory of Its Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Genesis West, 1962-1965
Title: Genesis West Collection
Dates: 1960-1966, undated
Abstract: Includes mainly correspondence and some manuscripts sent to the little magazine Genesis West and its editor, Gordon Lish, or his assistant (and wife) Frances Fokes. Correspondents include Paul Bowles, Kay Boyle, Jack Gilbert, Ken Kesey, Denise Levertov, Henry Miller, Flannery O'Connor, Kenneth Patchen, Hunter S. Thompson, and many others.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-1572
Extent: 4 boxes (1.68 linear feet), 1 galley folder (gf)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Michael Ramsey, 2012

Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.


Container List

Letters:

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1.1 TLS / photostat to unidentified recipient Billy, 17 March 1966.
AL / draft to California. Dept. of Corrections. State Prison, San Quentin, 1962.



Recipient:

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1.2 Unidentified authors. ALS, 3 TLS, TLI, APCS to Genesis West, 1963-1965, undated.
Baker, Dorothy Dodds, 1907- . TLS to Genesis West, 14 May 1963.
Barthelme, Donald, 1931- . 4 TLS to Genesis West, undated.
Bateson, Frederick Wilse, 1900- . ALS to Genesis West, 8 August 1962.
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1.3 Bergé, Carol, 1928- . 2 ALS, 11 TLS, 6 TLI, TL, 4 APCS, APCI, TPCS, 2 TPCI to Genesis West, 1962-1964, undated.
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1.2 Berriault, Gina. ALS, 4 TLS, APCS to Genesis West, 1963-1965.
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1.4 Bessie, Alvah Cecil, 1904- . 9 TLS, 26 TLI, TNS, TNI, TN, APCS, 5 APCI, 2 TPCS, 2 TPCI to Genesis West, 1960-1966, undated. Included with these: Souvenir for Gordon Lish from Moscow.
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1.2 Bly, Robert, 1926- . TLS to Genesis West, 1 August 1963.
Bowles, Paul Frederic, 1911- . 9 TLS / photocopies to Genesis West, 1962-1964.
Boyle, Kay, 1903- . 14 ALS, TLS, 3 ANS, 2 ANI to Genesis West, 1963-1966, undated. Included with these: autobiographical sketch by Boyle.
Broyard, Anatole. ALS to Genesis West, 27 September 1962.
Bunch, David R. TLS to Genesis West, 22 June 1965.
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1.5 Calderón, José A. 8 ALS, TL to Genesis West, 1962-1964, undated. Included with these: autobiographical sketch by Calderón.
California. Dept. of Corrections. State Prison, San Quentin. TLS to Genesis West, 27 July 1962. Re José Calderón.
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1.6 Carruth, Hayden, 1921- . ALS, 3 ALI, 18 TLS, 22 TLI, 2 TL, APCI, 2 TPCS, 8 TPCI, 9 TPC, 1 Christmas card to Genesis West, 1965-1966, undated.
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1.5 Clark, Walter. 2 ALS to Genesis West, 3 March and 1 June 1963.
Collett, Walter G. 3 ALS, TLS to Genesis West, June and 21 September 1963.
Corso, Gregory, 1930- . ALS to Genesis West, 24 June 1963.
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1.7 Daniels, Lucy. 2 TLS to Genesis West, 18 June no year, 29 September 1962. Letter signed Lucy Daniels Inman.
D'Auria, Gemma Abkazoff. TLS to Genesis West, 22 July 1965.
December (magazine). TLS Curt Johnson to Genesis West, 6 June 1965.
Duncan, Robert Edward, 1919- . 2 TLS to Genesis West, 21 July and 27 December 1962.
Eberhart, Richard, 1904- . 2 TLS to Genesis West, 6 and 27 May 1964.
Edson, Russell. 4 TLS, TPCS to Genesis West, 1962-1963.
Elliott, George P. 1918- . 9 ALS, 4 TLS, 12 TPCS to Genesis West, 1962-1966, undated. One undated ALS written on verso of FL Genesis West to Elliott.
Farrell, James Thomas, 1904- . 5 ALS, ALI, AL, AL / incomplete, 4 TLS, 2 ANI, 1961-1966, undated. Included with these: handwritten notes, 3 pages.
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1919- . 3 APCS, APCI to Genesis West, 1962-1963.
Fiedler, Leslie A., 1917- . 4 ALS, 3 TLS to Genesis West, 1962-1965. Enclosure.
Fitts, Dudley, 1903- . 2 TLI to Genesis West, 29 June and 11 July 1962.
Friedman, Bruce Jay, 1930- . 3 TLS to Genesis West, 30 December 1964, 25 October 1965, undated.
Friedman, Philip Allan. ALS to Genesis West, 19 November 1962.
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1.8 Gardner, Leonard. 15 TLS, TLI, TPC to Genesis West, 1962-1964, undated.
Garrett, George P., 1929- . 6 ALS, 5 TLS to Genesis West, 1963-1966, undated.
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1.9 Gilbert, Jack, 1934- . 10 ALS, 11 AL, 19 TLS, 8 TL, ANS, 5 APCS, 6 APC, TPCS to Genesis West, 1962-1966, undated. Included with these: materials re Guggenheim application by Gilbert.
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1.8 Ginsberg, Allen, 1926- . TPCS to Genesis West, 8 November 1963.
Ginsberg, Harvey. TLS to Genesis West, 15 July 1965.
Glen, Emilie. 2 ALS to Genesis West, undated.
Godfrey, Dave, 1938- . 2 ALS, 11 TLS to Genesis West, 1964-1966, undated. Enclosure.
Gold, Herbert, 1924- . ALS, 4 TLS, TN, 2 APCS, 4 TPCS to Genesis West, 1962-1966, undated. One TLS and TN written on TLS and FL / photocopy Genesis West to Gold.
Gold, Ivan, 1932- . 2 TLS, ANS, APCS to Genesis West, 1963-1964, undated.
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2.1 Harpers. 6 TLS to Genesis West, 1963-1965.
Hart, Howard. 20 ALS, AL, 2 ANS, 2 AN to Genesis West, 1962-1963, undated.
Hawkes, John, 1925- . 8 TLS, TPCS to Genesis West, 1963-1965.
Hochman, Sandra, 1936- . TLS, APCS to Genesis West, 8 August 1963, undated.
Hoffman, Frederick John, 1909- . 2 TLS to Genesis West, 20 November 1964, 25 January 1965.
Hudson Review. TLS Frederick Morgan to Genesis West, 9 May 1963.
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. TLS assistant Raoul Abdul to Genesis West, 4 September 1963.
Humphries, Rolfe, 1894-1969. 2 TLS to Genesis West, 18 and 26 June 1962. One written on TLS Genesis West to Humphries.
Jerome, Judson, 1927- . TLS to Genesis West, 30 December 1963.
Jones, LeRoi, 1934- . TLS to Genesis West, 28 July 1963.
Kaminsky, Stuart M. 2 TLS to Genesis West, 1 July and 12 August 1965.
Kesey, Ken, 1935- . TLS, 2 TL to Genesis West, undated.
Krassner, Paul, 1932- . TL to Genesis West, undated.
Kunitz, Stanley Jasspon, 1905- . 2 ALS to Genesis West, 20 May 1963, undated. Enclosure.
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2.2 Lawrence (Seymour) Incorporated. TLS to Genesis West, 11 February 1966.
Leahy, Jack. 2 TLS to Genesis West, 19 November 1964, 3 February 1965.
Lescher, Robert. 14 TLS to Genesis West, 1964-1965.
Levertov, Denise, 1923- . 5 ALS, 4 APCS to Genesis West, 1962-1963, undated.
Lipton, Lawrence, 1898-1975. 8 TLS, TLI, TPCS to Genesis West, 1963-1964.
Little Magazine of the Month, Inc. TLS Rosalie Frank to Genesis West, undated.
Logan, John, 1923- . ALS to Genesis West, 23 December 1963. Included with this: TL / copy Logan to Frederick Morgan.
Lonidier, Lynn. 5 ALS, ALS / incomplete, TLS, 2 APCS to Genesis West, 1963, undated.
Loomis, Edward, 1924- . 4 ALS, 10 TLS, 2 TPCS to Genesis West, 1961-1966, undated. Included with these: FL Genesis West to Loomis with ANI on verso Loomis to Gordon Lish.
Lopez, Carla. ALS to Genesis West, undated.
Lowry, Robert. 3 TLS to Genesis West, 12, 17, and 23 January 1963.
Lytle, Andrew Nelson, 1902- . TLS to Genesis West, 28 April 1965.
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2.3 McAfee, Thomas, 1928- . ALS, 2 TLS to Genesis West, 23 October 1963, 20 February and 10 March 1966.
Macauley, Robie Mayhew, 1919- . TLS to Genesis West, 22 November no year.
McClanahan, Ed. 2 ALS to Genesis West, undated.
Madden, David, 1933- . 2 ALS, 5 TLS, APCS to Genesis West, 1963-1965, undated.
Maddow, Ben. 6 ALS, 4 TLS, APCS to Genesis West, 1964-1966, undated.
Malamud, Bernard, 1914- . ALS to Genesis West, 29 November 1965.
Malin, Irving, 1934- . 6 APCS to Genesis West, 1963-1965, undated.
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2.4 Marcus, Alan, 1922- . 7 ALS, 9 ALI, 7 TLS, 5 TLI, 2 TL, ANS, APCS, 20 APCI, TPCS, 5 TPCI, 1963-1965, undated. Included with these: TPCS Lotte Marcus to Genesis West; ALS George and Joyce Holm to Genesis West.
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2.3 Marsh, Willard, 1922- . 5 TLS to Genesis West, 1963.
Miles, Josephine, 1911- . ALS to Genesis West, undated. Written on TLS Genesis West to Miles.
Miller, Henry, 1891- . ALS, TLS to Genesis West, 12 May and 30 June 1963. Enclosure.
Moore Brian, 1921- . TLS to Genesis West, 7 January 1963.
Moore, Marianne Craig, 1887-1972. TPCS to Genesis West, 20 August 1963.
Morris, Wright, 1910- . TPCS to Genesis West, 30 November 1964.
Murray, Michele, 1933-1974. 2 ALS, 2 TLS to Genesis West, 1963-1964, undated.
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2.5 Nemerov, Howard, 1920- . TLS to Genesis West, 16 July 1962.
Nierenberg, Edwin H., 1927- . TLS to Genesis West, 31 July 1963.
O'Connor, Flannery, 1925-1964. 4 TLS, TLI to Genesis West, 1963, undated.
Olsen, Tillie, 1913- . ALI, 2 TLS, ANS, APCS to Genesis West, 1962-1966. Enclosure.
Orlovitz, Gil, 1918- . ALS to Genesis West, 28 May 1963.
Ostrander, Fred. TLS to Genesis West, 10 June no year.
Ostroff, Anthony, 1923- . 2 ALS, 2 TLS to Genesis West, 1962-1963.
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2.6 Paley, Grace, 1922- . 4 ALS, 5 TLS to Genesis West, 1962-1966, undated.
Palmer, William. ALS, 3 TLS, APCS to Genesis West, 1965-1966, undated.
Partch, Harry, 1901- . TLS to Genesis West, 10 August 1963.
Passalis, Henry. 2 ALS to Genesis West, 24 January 1963, undated.
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-19172. TLS to Genesis West, 26 February 1963. Included with this: APCS Miriam Patchen to Genesis West.
Peden, William Harwood, 1913- . 7 ALS, 25 TLS, APCS to Genesis West, 1962-1966, undated.
Perlongo, Robert A. 3 ALS, TPCS to Genesis West, 1963.
Peterson, Robert, 1924- . 4 TLS, TPCS to Genesis West, 1962, undated.
Poetry. 4 TLS Henry Rago to Genesis West, 1962, undated.
Poetry Northwest. APCI C. K. to Genesis West, 28 May 1965.
Pollak, Felix, 1909- . 3 TLS, 2 TPCS to Genesis West, 1965.
Pomerantz, Edward, 1934- . 3 TLS to Genesis West, 1963-1964.
Poots, Tom. 5 ALS, 4 TLS to Genesis West, 1963, undated.
Price, George Logan. 2 ALS, 3 TLS to Genesis West, 1962, undated.
Purdy, James, 1923- . 2 TLS / photocopies to Genesis West, 18 August and 3 October 1963.
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2.7 Ray, David, 1932- . TLS, APCS to Genesis West, 18 November and 9 December 1964.
Reznikoff, Charles, 1894- . TLS to Genesis West, 11 December 1962.
Ridland, John. TLS to Genesis West, 9 December 1962.
Roethke, Beatrice. ALS, TLS to Genesis West, 14 October 1964, 14 January 1965.
Roethke, Theodore, 1908-1963. TLS to Genesis West, 2 August 1962.
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913- . ALS to Genesis West, 15 August 1962.
Russell, Martin. 2 TLS to Genesis West, 26 November 1962, undated.
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2.8 Saroyan, William, 1908- . TLS, APCS to Genesis West, 14 July 1963, 9 May 1965.
Schorer, Mark, 1908-1977. TLS, APCS to Genesis West, 20 July 1962, 22 August 1963.
Schwarz, Dorothy. ALS to Genesis West, 20 February 1963.
Schwarz, John M. 4 ALS, 1 telegram to Genesis West, 1963.
Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913- . 2 TLS to Genesis West, 5 November 1962, 30 July 1963.
Simpson, Louis Aston Marantz, 1923- . ALS to Genesis West, 22 June 1964.
Slavitt, David R., 1935- . TLS to Genesis West, 28 May 1962.
Snodgrass, William De Witt, 1926- . 2 TLS to Genesis West, 12 July and 23 November 1962.
Spacks, Barry, 1931- . 4 TLS, APCS, TPCS to Genesis West, 1962-1963, undated.
Spender, Stephen, 1909- . ALS, telegram to Genesis West, 29 August and 19 September 1962.
Stafford, William Edgar, 1914- . 4 TLS to Genesis West, 1962-1963.
Stanley, Don. TLS to Genesis West, 25 July 1965.
Stegner Wallace Earle, 1909- . 3 TLS to Genesis West, 1963-1965.
Stephens, Alan Archer, 1925- . ALS to Genesis West, 16 January 1963.
Stevenson, David Lloyd, 1910- . 2 TLS to Genesis West, 11 and 29 January 1963.
Swados, Harvey, 1920-1972. ALS, 3 TLS, 2 TL, 3 APCS, APCI, 3 TPCS, TPC to Genesis West, 1961-1966, undated. Included with these: Answers by Swados of questions from Genesis West; TLS Atlantic Monthly Press to Genesis West; 2 biographical sheets.
Swallow, Alan, 1915-1966. 2 TLS, APCS to Genesis West, 1962-1963.
Sward, Robert, 1933- . TLS to Genesis West, 1 February 1963.
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3.1 Tate, Allen, 1899- . APCS to Genesis West, 23 August 1963.
Taylor, Helen K. TLS to Genesis West, 7 July 1964.
Temko, Allan. TLS to Genesis West, 28 June 1962.
Thomas, John. ALS, 2 TLS to Genesis West, 1962.
Thompson, Hunter S., 1939- . TLI, TL to Genesis West, 3 September no year, 20 October no year.
Tigertail Productions, Inc. ALS to Genesis West, 3 September 1963.
Topkins, Katharine, 1927- . 2 ALS, 33 TLS, 2 TLI, AN, APCS to Genesis West, 1962-1965, undated.
Turco, Lewis, 1934- . ALS, 4 TLS to Genesis West, 1962-1963.
Ulewicz, Laura. TLS to Genesis West, 5 September 1965.
Ullman, James Ramsey, 1907-1971. TLS to Genesis West, 18 September 1962.
Uzeta, Arthur. TLS to Genesis West, 14 May 1962.
VanMeter, Ben. TLS to Genesis West, 18 July 1965.
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3.2 Wakoski, Diane, 1937- . 5 TLS to Genesis West, 1962-1963, undated. Enclosure.
War Resisters League. TLS David McReynolds to Genesis West, 11 August 1965.
Whalen, Philip, 1923- . 2 ALS, TLS, 2 APCS to Genesis West, 1962-1963.
Whearty, Raymond P., Jr. 7 TLS to Genesis West, 1963-1965, undated.
Whittemore, Reed, 1919- . 2 ALS, 6 TLS to Genesis West, 1963-1965, undated.
Wilbur, Richard, 1921- . TPCS to Genesis West, 23 July 1962.
Wilner, Herbert, 1925- . TLS to Genesis West, 30 October 1962.
Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968. TLS to Genesis West, 24 July 1962.
Wolf, Leonard, 1923- . 6 ALS, ALI, 2 TLS, TL to Genesis West, 1964-1966, undated. Included with these: personal data sheet.
Wosk, Goldie. TLS to Genesis West, 28 June 1965.
Wuorinen, Charles. 3 TLS to Genesis West, 1962.
Wurlitzer, Rudolph. TLS to Genesis West, 29 October 1963.
Yates, Richard, 1926- . TLS to Genesis West, 26 November 1963.
Zahn, Curtis, 1912- . 5 TLS, 10 TLI, TPC to Genesis West, 1963-1966, undated.



Miscellaneous:

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3.3 Unidentified author. Biographical data, typescript, 1 page, undated.
Accent. TLS David Curley to Katharine Topkins, 10 January 1961.
Anderson, William, 1928- . ALS, TLS to Gordon Lish, 15 March 1966, undated.
Artists Agency Corporation. TLS to Gordon Lish, 25 February 1966.
Bellow, Saul, 1915- . APCS to Gordon Lish, 30 November 1965.
Bergé, Carol, 1928- . TccL to Barney Childs, 24 August 1962.
Bowen, Robert O., 1920- . 10 TLS, TPCS to Gordon Lish, 1965-1966. Included with these: What makes men want to work? by Bowen, typescript, 6 pages; TLS Bowen to Robin White; 1 typescript; 1 printed biographical summary.
Boyle, Kay, 1903- . The last rim of the world, typescript, 5 pages; typescript / duplicated with handwritten emendations, 5 pages; typescript / duplicated with handwritten emendations, 5 pages; 1966.
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3.4 Carruth, Hayden, 1921- . The royal ball-point screwing, typescript with handwritten emendations, 7 pages, 13 January 1965.
Cheyfitz, Eric. 9 ALS to Gordon Lish, 1965-1966. Enclosure.
Clark, Barbara. ALS to Frances Fokes, 23 May 1962.
Connell, Evan S., Jr. Untitled article, typescript, 3 pages, undated. For Why work? series.
Connell, Evan S., Jr., 1924- . 6 TLS, 2 TPCS to Gordon Lish, 1963-1966, undated. Included with these: biographical data sheet.
Connors, Thomas E. 3 TLS to Gordon Lish, 1966, undated.
Cuomo, George, 1929- . ALS to Gordon Lish, undated.
Eastlake, William, 1917- . ALS, TLS to Gordon Lish, 7 January and 24 March 1966.
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3.5 Edelson, Morris. The life and poetry of Jack Gilbert, typescript / duplicated, 177 pages, August 1965. Included with this: ANI Gordon Lish to Andreas Brown.
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3.4 Edelson, Morris. TLS to Gordon Lish, undated.
Elkin, Stanley, 1930- . 8 TLS, APCS to Gordon Lish, 1965-1966. Enclosures.
Farrell, James Thomas, 1904- :
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3.4 Untitled work, typescript, 7 pages, 6 June 1935.
Letter from a working rebel, typescript with handwritten emendations, 5 pages, undated. For Why work? series.
Mr. Jonathan Titulescu Fogarty, carbon typescript, 14 pages, undated.
My obituary, typescript, 1 page, undated.
A note of criticism handwritten carbon copy manuscript, 13 pages, undated.
Poem on the letter S / titled S is for, signed handwritten manuscript, 10 pages, 1963.
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3.6 Garrett, George P., 1929- . Lions are everywhere, typescript, 7 pages, 1966. For Why work? series
Gass, William H., 1924- . Letter to a young lout, typescript, 5 pages, 1966. Included with this: TLS Artists Agency Corporation to Gordon Lish.
Gass, William H., 1924- . 9 TLS to Gordon Lish, 1963-1966.
Gilbert, Jack, 1934- :
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3.6 Numbers, handwritten manuscript, 6 pages, 1963. For Genesis West No. 3.
Numbers, signed handwritten manuscript, 10 pages, 1963. For Genesis West No. 4.
Poems, 2 signed handwritten manuscripts, 1 page each; 1 handwritten manuscript, 1 page; 1 typescript, 1 page; undated.
TccL / copy to Carol Bergé, 7 August no year.
Godfrey, Dave, 1938- . Gut-shots, typescript, 5 pages; signed typed and photocopy typescript with handwritten revisions, 6 pages; signed typescript / photocopy, 5 pages with 1 duplicate page; undated.
Gold, Herbert. Why work?, typescript, 3 pages, undated.
Gold, Ivan, 1932- . Fragment of a comsummated courtship, carbon typescript with handwritten emendations, 5 pages, undated.
Goldberg, Jerry. ALS to Gordon Lish, 1 December 1964.
Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972. APCS to Gordon Lish, 26 November 1965.
Granat, Robert, 1925- . ALS, TLS to Gordon Lish, 25 November and 7 December 1965.
Graves, John, 1920- . The thirty-year fence, handwritten manuscript, 6 pages, 1966.
Graves, John, 1920- . 7 ALS, 4 TLS, TPCS to Gordon Lish, 1963-1966.
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4.1 Halberstadt, John. 2 TLS to Gordon Lish, 12 February and 13 March 1966.
Halprin, Ann. TPC to Gordon Lish, 11 August 1963.
Hart, Howard. Poems, typed, carbon copy, and printed manuscript with handwritten notes, 22 pages, undated.
Heller, Joseph, 1923- . ALS to Gordon Lish, 31 January 1966. Included with this: TLS / photocopy Lish to Heller.
Houghton Mifflin Company. TccL / copy Dorothy de Santillana to Alan Marcus, 24 July 1963.
Kentfield, Calvin, 1924- . The job you do alone, typescript with handwritten revisions, 4 pages, undated. For Why work? series.
Kentfield, Calvin, 1924- . 2 TLS to Gordon Lish, 12 March and 10 April 1966.
Kesey, Ken, 1935- :
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gf 1 Interview with Gordon Lish, galley proofs, 3 sheets, undated.
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4.1 Miscellaneous fragments, handwritten and typed manuscript with handwritten revisions and handwritten and typed manuscript with handwritten revisions / photocopy, 40 pages, undated.
One flew over the cuckoo's nest, 2 typed carbon manuscripts / fragments of printer's copy with handwritten printer's marks, 27 pages, undated. Two pages are photocopies.
Roads, typescript / incomplete with slight handwritten emendations, 2 pages, undated.
Talk with question and answer period, typescript / transcript of tape, 16 pages, undated.
Kostelanetz, Richard, 1940- . 3 TLS to Gordon Lish, 1966.
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4.2 Lamott, Kenneth Church, 1923- . 5 TLS, 2 TPCS, APCS to Gordon Lish, 1965-1966, undated.
Lieberman, Laurence, 1935- . 3 TLS, TL, 3 TPCS to Gordon Lish, 1966, undated.
Lish, Gordon, compiler. Alphabet poems by various authors, typescript / photocopy, 3 pages, undated.
Loomis, Edward, 1924- . Why work?, signed typescript, 2 pages, undated.
McMurtry, Larry, 1936- . TLS to Gordon Lish, 13 January no year.
Madden, David, 1933- . The master's thesis (short story), typescript with handwritten revisions, 25 pages, undated.
Madden, David, 1933- . Material for application for Guggenheim fellowship, typescript / duplicated, 10 pages, undated.
Maddow, Ben:
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4.3 Ten short novels, typescript / duplicated with handwritten emendations, 94 pages, undated.
The wind machine, signed typescript / duplicated with handwritten editorial marks, 12 pages, undated.
The wind machine, carbon typescript with handwritten revisions, 18 pages, undated. Included with this: typescript / fragment of another draft of this. This version completely different from other story of same title.
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4.2 Mailer, Norman, 1923- . TLS to Gordon Lish, 11 March 1966. Included with this: TLS / photocopy of reply by Lish.
Morris, Wright, 1910- . Telephone message for Gordon Lish, typescript, 1 page, 17 February 1966.
Nash, Jay Robert, 1934- . TLS to Gordon Lish, 27 June 1965.
Paley, Grace, 1922- :
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4.4 Untitled article, signed typescript with handwritten emendations, 3 pages, undated. For Why work? series.
A gloomy tune, typed and carbon copy manuscript, 5 pages, undated.
Living, signed typed and carbon copy manuscript with handwritten emendations, 3 pages, undated.
Résumé (Jobs), typescript, 3 pages; signed typescript / duplicated with handwritten emendations, 3 pages, undated.
Peden, William Harwood, 1913- . Why work?, signed typescript, 5 pages, undated.
Petry, Ann Lane, 1911- . TLS to Gordon Lish, 30 March 1966.
Price, Reynolds, 1933- . 3 TLS, APCS to Gordon Lish, 1965-1966.
Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923- . 2 TLS to Gordon Lish, 3 and 13 April 1966.
Russell & Volkening, Inc. TLS Henry Volkening to Gordon Lish, 1 December 1965.
Stafford, William Edgar, 1914- . It is the time you think, typescript, 1 page, undated.
Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. APCS to Gordon Lish, 10 June 1965.
Sterling Lord Agency Dramatic Department. 2 TccL to Ken Kesey, 2 August 1965, 7 March 1966.
Stone, Alma. ALS to Gordon Lish, 6 May 1966.
Styron, William, 1925- . ALS to Gordon Lish, 20 December 1965.
Swados, Harvey, 1920-1972. Why work?, typescript, 3 pages, undated.
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4.5 Updike, John, 1932- . ALS to Gordon Lish, 20 December 1965. Written on page 3 of TLS from Lish to Updike.
White, Gerry. TLS to Gordon Lish, undated.
White, Robin, 1928- :
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4.6 Autobiographical sketch, typescript, 1 page, undated.
Walker's peak, typescript / duplicated, 44 pages, undated.
3 ALS, 4 TLS, 3 FL, 5 APCS to Gordon Lish, 1964-1966. Enclosures.
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4.5 Wilson, Carter, 1941- . ALS to Gordon Lish, 25 March 1965.
Wolf, Leonard, 1923- . How to get your teeth kicked in, typescript, 4 pages; typescript with handwritten revisions, 3 pages; undated.
Zahn, Curtis, 1912- . Interview by Gordon Lish, typescript in 40 pieces including questions, 1963.



Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date