University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Willard Maas:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Maas, Willard, 1906-1971
Title: Willard Maas Collection
Dates: 1868-1968 (bulk 1922-1968), undated
Abstract: Includes manuscripts and correspondence of the American experimental filmmaker, poet, and educator Willard Maas. Also contains correspondence from and concerning Marie Menken, Maas' wife who was also an experimental filmmaker. Noted correspondents include Kenneth Anger, Allen Ginsberg, Gerard Malanga, Norman McLaren, and Richard Wright among others.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-2591
Extent: 11 boxes (4.62 linear feet), 2 oversize folders (osf)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Apryl Voskamp, 2015

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

Works:

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1.1 Untitled essay, typescript / draft / incomplete, 2 pages, undated.
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1.2 Untitled film script on artistic creativity, handwritten manuscript, 11 pages; typescript, 13 pages; typescript with handwritten emendations, 10 pages; carbon copy typescript, 8 pages; undated.
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1.1 Untitled play: synopsis and character description, typescript with handwritten additions, 2 pages, undated. Included with this: typescript / draft of Scene II, 5 pages, undated.
Untitled story, typescript / unfinished, 8 pages, undated.
Untitled story, typescript, 2 pages, undated.
Analyst report on fun stock and a love letter to J. G., carbon copy typescript, 2 pages, undated.
Annie Strogin tells all, typescript / incomplete, 2 pages, undated.
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1.3 Autumn day, two typescripts with few handwritten emendations, 13 pages each, undated.
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1.1 Bawlin' brats, typescript, 5 pages, undated. Written under name Michael Maas.
Biographical sketch, carbon copy typescript / incomplete, 1 page, undated.
Biographical sketch, carbon copy typescript, 1 page, undated.
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1.4 The children: A documentary film project, typescript, 7 pages; carbon copy typescript, 6 pages; carbon copy typescript with synopsis, 10 pages; undated. Included with these: statements of purpose and promotional material. Written with coauthor Samuel Brody.
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1.5 The children: A documentary film project, typescript / film script, 6 pages; two carbon copy typescripts, 8 pages, 12 pages; undated. Three different treatments. Written with coauthor Samuel Brody.
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1.1 Children's poems, typescript, 19 pages, undated.
The cowshed, typescript, 4 pages, undated.
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1.6 Epilogue to a love story, typescript with handwritten emendations, 7 pages; typescript, 7 pages; typescript / incomplete with handwritten emendations, 3 pages; carbon copy typescript with handwritten emendations, 7 pages; undated.
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1.1 Epithalamion: For the marriage of Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe, two typescript / photocopies with handwritten emendations, 3 pages each, undated.
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osf 1 Food, the peace weapon, typescript / film script, 8 pages, undated.
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1.1 Grub, typescript with handwritten emendations, 6 pages, undated.
Heroes and hero worship, typescript with handwritten revisions, 7 pages, undated.
I am a thief of flower and stone, typescript, 4 pages, undated.
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1.7 It was a godawful beatin', typescript with few handwritten emendations, 4 pages; typescript with handwritten emendations, 5 pages; typescript, 5 pages; undated.
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1.8 Library of Congress, typescript / film script with handwritten emendations, 6 pages; typescript / draft, 11 pages; carbon copy typescript / log outline with handwritten emendations, 5 pages; undated.
The mask of Hermes (and other poems), typed and carbon copy typed manuscript with handwritten emendations, 17 pages, undated.
The mask of Hermes: partial proposed contents, handwritten, typed, and carbon copy typed manuscript / poem drafts, 14 pages, undated. Included with these: two sketches for cover.
Memorial celebration, typescript, 4 pages, undated.
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1.9 Miscellaneous poems, typed and carbon copy typed manuscript, 72 pages, undated.
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2.1 Poems, typed and carbon copy typed manuscript, 15 pages, circa 1943-1946.
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2.2 Poems: drafts and workings, handwritten, typed, and carbon copy typed manuscript with handwritten revisions, 107 pages, undated.
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2.3 Poems, mostly early, handwritten, handwritten / photocopies, and typed manuscript, 84 pages, undated.
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1.10 The priest insults the sailor, typescript with few handwritten emendations, 5 pages, undated.
Prose fragments, handwritten and typed manuscript, 9 pages, undated.
Review of The assassins by Frederic Prokosch, typescript with few handwritten emendations, 1 page; carbon copy typescript, 1 page; undated.
Review of Golden Gate country by Gertrude Atherton, typescript, 5 pages; carbon copy typescript, 5 pages; undated.
Review of One season shattered by James Daly, typescript with handwritten emendations, 2 pages; typescript, 2 pages; undated.
Review of Theory of flight by Muriel Rukeyser, carbon copy typescript, 3 pages, undated.
Review of To my contemporaries by Edwin Rolfe, typescript with handwritten emendations, 3 pages, undated.
Review of White mule by William Carlos Williams, carbon copy typescript, 5 pages, undated.
Script outline, handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated.
The search, typescript with handwritten revisions, 8 pages, undated.
Sunday visit, typescript with handwritten revisions, 4 pages; typescript / incomplete with handwritten revisions, 3 pages; undated.
There is the red maple budding, typescript with handwritten emendations, 4 pages, undated.
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2.4 Three war-toons: draft scripts, three typescripts with pencil sketches, 25 pages, undated. Titles include Bonds for bullets; V-mail; Blood-bank. Written with coauthor Marie Menken. Included with these: proposal with cost estimate.
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1.10 Two in the sun, typescript / incomplete, 5 pages, undated.
Violence in understatement, typescript, 3 pages, undated.
The wall beyond: synopsis outline, typescript, 1 page, undated.
We live in sin, carbon copy typescript, 12 pages, undated.



Letters:

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2.5 TLS to American Poetry Journal, 12 September 1933.
TccL to Barker, George, 25 March 1964.
TL / draft to Bonner, Miss, 9 July 1938.
TccL to Casby, _____, 7 February 1964.
TccL to Eberhart, Richard, 22 March 1964.
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2.6 TccL to Golden, Miss, undated. Letter is in very poor condition.
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2.5 TL to Leippert, James "Jay," 8 July 1937.
Telegram to Maas, M. E. K., undated.
TLS / draft to Mayfield, _____, undated. Letterhead: Blast magazine.
5 ALS, 73 ALI, 3 AL, 3 TLI, 42 TL, TL / copy, AN, 2 APCI, 4 telegrams to Menken, Marie, 1944-1952, undated. Included with these: ALS Allen Davis to Menken; typescript / poem by Maas:
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2.7 Undated.
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2.8 Undated; January-February 1944.
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3.1 March-May 1944.
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3.2 June-October 1944.
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3.3 November 1944-1952.
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2.5 TL to Ripley, Dwight, January 1952 (Eire). Also directed to Rupert Barneby.



Recipient:

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3.5 Unidentified author Adele. ALS, Christmas card to Willard Maas, 28 October 1941, 26 December 1944.
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3.4 Unidentified author Chloë. 7 ALS, APCS, Christmas card to Willard Maas, 1941, undated.
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3.5 Unidentified author Clara. ALS, Christmas card to Willard Maas, undated.
Unidentified author Ed. ALS, TLS, TL, TPCS to Willard Maas, 1938, undated.
Unidentified author Lola. 3 ALS, TLS to Willard Maas, 1934, undated.
Unidentified author Pat. 3 ALS to Willard Maas, undated.
Unidentified author S. ALI, 2 TLI to Willard Maas, 1934-1938.
Unidentified author Sibyl. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
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3.6 Unidentified authors. 14 ALS, ALI, AL, AL / incomplete, 5 TLS, 2 TLI, 3 TL, 3 APCI, TPC, telegram, 10 Christmas cards to Willard Maas, 1934-1958, undated. Included with these: 2 TccL Maas to unidentified recipients.
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3.7 Albee, Edward, 1928- . TLS to Willard Maas, 24 July 1962.
Algren, Nelson, 1909- . 3 TLS, 2 TPCS to Willard Maas, 1938, undated.
American Committee for Anti-Nazi German Seamen. TLS to Willard Maas, 15 June 1939.
American Poetry Journal. TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
American Writers Congress. TLS to Willard Maas, 15 February 1935.
Barber, Jackson. TLS to Willard Maas, 14 June 1938.
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4.1-2 Barneby, Rupert. 4 ALS, 27 ALI, AL, 14 TLS, 7 TLI, 36 TL, 2 ANS, 2 ANI, 3 AN, 3 APCS, 4 APCI, 2 APC, 11 telegrams to Willard Maas, 1943-1959, undated. Included with these: AL / draft, typescript / poem Maas to Barneby; drawing, address, and bills of Barneby.
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3.7 Barr, Estelle. Christmas card to Willard Maas, undated.
Belitt, Ben, 1911- . 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 2 and 17 February 1937.
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4.3 Bell, Buzzy. 5 ALS, 13 TLS to Willard Maas, 1942, undated.
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3.7 Belloli, Joseph Anthony "Joe," 1909- . TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
Bishop, John Peale, 1892-1944. 3 ALS, 3 TLS to Willard Maas, 1938. Included with these: TL / draft Maas to Bishop.
Blast, a magazine of proletarian short stories. TLS Fred R. Miller to Willard Maas, undated.
Borneman, Ernst, 1915- . ALS to Willard Maas, 13 November 1941. Included with this: typescript / copies of extracts from reviews of Borneman book.
Brakhage, Stan, 1933- . 2 TLS, TPCS to Willard Maas, 1957-1968.
Brody, Samuel. TL to Willard Maas, undated.
Brody, Sam. TPC to Willard Maas, 3 April 1935.
Brooks, Louise. TNS to Willard Maas, 11 April 1962.
Broughton, James Richard, 1913- . ALS to Willard Maas, 24 June 1968.
Brown, Sterling Allen, 1901- . 2 ALS to Willard Maas, 10 April and 23 June 1938.
Buber, Martin, 1878-1965. TLS to Willard Maas, 8 July 1964.
Buckman, Gertrude. TLS to Willard Maas, 7 August 1962.
Burnshaw, Stanley, 1906- . 6 TLS to Willard Maas, 1933-1936. Included with these: TLS Burnshaw to Joseph Wood Krutch.
Calkins, Clinch. APCS to Willard Maas, 1 July 1938.
Carey, Tom. TLS to Willard Maas, 17 January 1949.
Cobean, Anne. Greeting card to Willard Maas, undated.
Code, Grant Hyde, 1896-1974. TLS to Willard Maas, 7 June 1938.
Code, Marion Osborn Graves, 1920-1955. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 22 August 1940, undated.
Coleman, Harry. Christmas card to Willard Maas, 13 December 1944.
Conroy, Jack, 1899- . TLS to Willard Maas, 6 February 1934.
Coward, Thomas R. TLS to Willard Maas, 21 August 1940.
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4.4 Crabtree, Adele H. 10 ALS, 2 ALS / incomplete, 2 APCS, Christmas card to Willard Maas, 1938-1943, undated.
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3.6 Corning, Howard McKinley, 1896- . 4 TLS to Willard Maas, 1938.
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898- . 9 TLS to Willard Maas, 1934-1938.
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4.5 Daly, James Jeremiah, 1872- . TLS, APCS to Willard Maas, 15 and 18 July 1938.
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4.6 Damon, Samuel Foster, 1893- . 2 ALS, 19 TLS, APCS to Willard Maas, 1934-1968. Included with these: TPCS Damon to John Wheelwright with ANS Wheelwright to Maas written on it; typescript / review by Damon.
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4.5 Davidman, Jay. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 23 January 1938, 16 January 1939.
Davis, George. 8 TLS to Willard Maas, 1937-1940. One by secretary.
De Ford, Miriam Allen, 1888- . 5 TLS, 2 TPCS to Willard Maas, 1938.
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4.7 DeJong, David Comel, 1905- . ALS, 10 TLS, TPCS to Willard Maas, 1933-1938, undated.
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4.5 Derwood, Gene. ALS, 2 TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
Doremus, Thomas. 2 TLS, TL to Willard Maas, undated. Included with these: autographed photograph.
Draper, Muriel Gordon Sanders, 1866- . ALS, 3 TLS to Willard Maas, 14 July 1938, undated. Included with these: TLS Academy of American Poets to Draper.
Duell, Sloan and Pearce, Inc. TLS to Willard Maas, 18 November 1939.
Editions Poetry, London. FL to Willard Maas, undated.
Elmslie, Kenward, 1929- . ALI to Willard Maas, 5 April 1963.
England, Robert Durant. 7 TLS to Willard Maas, 1933-1934.
Engle, Paul, 1908- . TLS to Willard Maas, 6 October 1960.
Estavan, Lawrence. TLS to Willard Maas, 30 March 1938.
Estes, Rice. 2 ALS to Willard Maas, 12 May 1938, undated.
Falk, Marjorie L. ALS to Willard Maas, 25 September 1940.
Fantasy, a literary quarterly with an emphasis on poetry. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 24 March 1934, 10 September 1935.
Farma, William Joseph. TLS to Willard Maas, 19 December 1934.
Farrar, Margaret. ALS to Willard Maas, 16 June no year.
Farrar and Rinehart, Inc. 16 TLS to Willard Maas, 1937-1939. Included with these: contract between Maas and Farrar and Rinehart for Concerning the young.
Fearing, Kenneth, 1902- . TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
Federal Writers' Project. TLS to Willard Maas, 20 June 1938. Included with these: memo and press release.
Fennell, Alice Margaret. TLS to Willard Maas, 3 August no year.
Fessenden, Anne. APCS to Willard Maas, 11 April 1967.
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4.8 Field, Sara Bard, 1882- . 2 ALS, 15 TLS, 2 telegrams to Willard Maas, 1936-1940. Included with these: TLS unidentified author Marie to Field; TLS C. F. MacIntyre to Field; TLS / copy Field to Column (Padraic Colum?); carbon copy typescript / review of Maas' Concerning the young by Field; signed carbon copy typescript For Willard – in anticipation by Field; dried flowers.
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4.5 Film Audiences for Democracy. FPC to Willard Maas, 9 June 1939.
Film-makers' Cooperative. APCS to Willard Maas, 23 October 1967.
Fitzgerald, Robert. ALS, 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 11 May 1934, undated.
Floyd, Louise Adams. 5 ALS, 2 ALI, TLS to Willard Maas, 1934-1940, undated.
Forgotsen, Shirley. TLS to Willard Maas, 21 October 1938.
Forum. TLS to Willard Maas, 18 September 1935.
Frank, Otto. ALS to Willard Maas, 30 August 1964.
Friar, Kimon. TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
Friend, Robert. TLS to Willard Maas, 16 November 1939.
Funaroff, Sol, 1911-1942. TLS to Willard Maas, 14 May 1938. Included with this: TLS Funaroff to Dorothy Van Ghent.
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5.1 Gallagher, James. ALS to Willard Maas, 16 October 1935.
Gilmore, William. ALS to Willard Maas, undated.
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926- . TLS, TPCS to Willard Maas, 14 August 1959, 20 May 1960. Included with these: TLS / photocopy Ginsberg to Miss Farfalla.
Glover, Guy. 2 ALS, ALS / incomplete, 2 TLS, 2 TLI, telegram to Willard Maas, 1941-1943, undated. Included with these: carbon copy typescript sonnet by Glover?
Godden, William. 6 ALS, TLS, APCS to Willard Maas, 1947, undated.
Goll, Yvan, 1891-1950. ALS to Willard Maas, 30 September 1948.
Graham, Berniece. TPCS to Willard Maas, undated.
Grebanier, Bernard David N., 1903- . APCS to Willard Maas, 18 November 1939.
Group Theatre, Inc. TLS to Willard Maas, 9 April 1935.
Haas, Irvin. TLS to Willard Maas, 23 January 1935.
Hanchett, Hilda. ALS to Willard Maas, undated.
Harper & Brothers. TLS to Willard Maas, 30 June 1936.
Harris, Cal. TLS to Willard Maas, 15 May 1940.
Hawkins, John. APCS to Willard Maas, 27 May no year.
Hayes, Al. ALS to Willard Maas, undated.
Hays, Hoffman Reynolds. TLS to Willard Maas, 12 April 1938.
Henderson, Daniel MacIntyre, 1880- . TLS to Willard Maas, 8 November 1935.
Herald, Leon Serabian. APCS to Willard Maas, 7 June 1933.
Herbst, Josephine, 1897-1969. TLI to Willard Maas, 16 April 1938.
Holmes, John Albert, Jr., 1904-1962. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 25 October and 17 November 1938.
Holt (Henry) and Company, Inc. 3 TLS to Willard Maas, 1939. Included with these: TccL Maas to Holt.
Honig, Edwin, 1919- . ALS to Willard Maas, 13 May 1962.
Hopkins, Harry L. TLS to Willard Maas, 12 September 1938.
Horton, Philip Clark. ALS, 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 8 and 12 July 1938, undated.
Hoyleman, Merle. ALS to Willard Maas, 17 October 1938.
Hoyt, Helen, 1887- . ALS to Willard Maas, 7 August 1933.
Hudeburg, Charles. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 6 April 1938, undated.
Humphries, Rolfe, 1894-1969. ALS, 4 TLS, APCS to Willard Maas, 1937, undated.
Hutchison, Robert. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 7 March and 25 June 1938
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5.2 Jack, P. M. ALS to Willard Maas, undated.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 2 TLS, 2 FLS, TPCS to Willard Maas, 1937-1938.
Kaltenhauser, Hans. ALS, TLS to Willard Maas, 17 and 22 May 1934.
Kees, Weldon, 1914- . 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 2 and 13 March 1938.
Keynote. TLS to Willard Maas, 8 February 1939.
Kirkland, Sally. APCS to Willard Maas, April 1968.
Kreymborg, Alfred, 1883-1966. TPCS to Willard Maas, 28 August 1940.
Kronovet, Milton. ALS to Willard Maas, 3 August 1939.
Krutch, Joseph Wood, 1893-1970. TLS to Willard Maas, 7 April 1936.
Kruthie, Ruthie. ALS to Willard Maas, undated.
Kulchur. TLS to Willard Maas, 23 April 1963.
Labor Poets of America. 3 TLS to Willard Maas, 1938.
Larson, Robert. APCS to Willard Maas, 22 December 1944.
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5.3 Larsson, Raymond Edward Francis, 1901- . ALS, 7 ALI, ALI / incomplete, 16 TLS, 19 TLI, TL, APCS, 20 APCI, APC, TPCS, 8 TPCI, TPC, 1938-1941, undated. Included with these: 4 typescripts / poems; 1 galley proof; ALI Larsson to Gilbert Seldes; TLI Larsson to George Dillon; surrealist drawings by Larsson.
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5.2 Laughlin, James, 1914- . ALS, 5 TLS to Willard Maas, 1937-1938, undated
Lazare, Christopher, 1912- . ALS, TLS, APCS to Willard Maas, 1939-1941, undated.
Leach, Henry Goddard, 1880- . 6 TLS, TN to Willard Maas, 1934-1937, undated.
League of American Writers. 4 TLS, FPC to Willard Maas, 1937-1939.
Lee, Francis. 2 ALS to Willard Maas, undated.
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5.4 Lechlitner, Ruth. 2 ALS, 34 TLS, 3 TLI, TL, TPCS to Willard Maas, 1935-1939, undated.
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5.2 Leigh (W. Colston), Inc. TLS to Willard Maas, 10 May 1968.
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5.5 Leippert, James. 11 ALS, 11 ALI, TLI to Willard Maas, undated. Included with these: contract with Alcestis Press, 2 copies; TL / draft Maas to Leippert; AL / draft from Leippert to David Schubert with ANI to Maas; undated.
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5.2 Leiser, Clara. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 19 May and 2 July 1934.
Life and Letters and the London Mercury. ALS, 4 TLS to Willard Maas, 1936-1938, undated.
Linder, Carl. TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
Lockwood, Hal. Christmas card to Willard Maas, undated.
Loveman, Amy, 1881-1955. 3 TLS to Willard Maas, 1933.
Lynden, Richard. 2 ALS, TL to Willard Maas, 1935-1938, undated.
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6.1 Maas, C. J. 6 ALS to Willard Maas, 1938-1942, undated.
Maas, Dewey. ALS to Willard Maas, 10 July 1938.
Maas, Erwin. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 20 July and 16 September 1938. With enclosures.
Maas, Ellsworth. Christmas card to Willard Maas, undated.
Maas, Frances. 2 ALS to Willard Maas, 15 June and 3 September 1938.
Maas, Kunnie. 8 ALS, ALS / incomplete, TLS, 2 APCS to Willard Maas, 1933-1938, undated.
Maas, Lillian. TLS, 2 TLI, 2 TL, TPCI to Willard Maas, 1941-1942, undated.
Maas, Ronald H. 2 ALS, ANS to Willard Maas, 1934-1944, undated.
Maas, Stephen. ALS, TLS, 2 telegrams to Willard Maas, 1967, undated.
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5.6 McCloskey, Mark. TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
McCloskey, Mark. TLS to Willard Maas, 10 April 1963.
Mackin, John. Christmas card to Willard Maas, undated.
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6.2-3 McLaren, Norman. 15 ALS, ALS / incomplete, 22 ALI, 2 ALI / incomplete, 15 AL, 4 AL / incomplete, 5 TLS, 39 TL, TL / incomplete, 2 ANI, 2 AN, 3 APCS, APCI to Willard Maas, 1941-1967, undated. Included with these: TLS To whom it may concern re Maas; 28 sketches and verses.
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5.6 MacLeod, Norman. ALS, 2 TLS, APCS, TPCS, TPC to Willard Maas, 1938-1940, undated.
Magazine, a journal of contemporary writing. TLS, TPCS to Willard Maas, 15 and 19 March 1934.
Malanga, Gerard. TLS, TLS / photocopy to Willard Maas, 27 February 1963, 14 April 1966.
Matthews, Ethel M. 3 ALS to Willard Maas, 1933-1934, undated.
Matthews, Everett. 2 ALS to Willard Maas, 21 July and 19 August 1933.
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6.4-6 Menken, Marie. 10 ALS, AL, 106 TLS, 3 TLS / incomplete, 17 TL, 4 TL / incomplete, APCS, 5 telegrams to Willard Maas, 1940-1958, undated. Included with these: TccL Menken to unidentified official and 7 TLS, 2 FPC from various officials to Menken re Maas's Army discharge.
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5.6 Mill, Dorothy. TLS to Willard Maas, 5 March 1937.
Miller, Fred R. TLS to Willard Maas, 19 July 1938.
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7.1 Miller, Irving. 5 ALS, TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
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5.6 Mondello, Edward. ANS to Willard Maas, May 1944.
Moore, Ben. TLS to Willard Maas, 5 July 1960.
Morse, Samuel French, 1916- . 4 TLS to Willard Maas, 1938-1939, undated.
Mossler, Candace. TLS to Willard Maas, 5 January 1968.
Moult, Thomas. FLS to Willard Maas, undated.
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7.2 Nation. ALS, 3 TLS to Willard Maas, 1933-1939, undated.
New English Weekly; a review of public affairs, literature, and the arts. ALS to Willard Maas, undated.
New Masses. 2 TLS, TL to Willard Maas, 1934-1939.
New Republic. 3 TLS to Willard Maas, 1936-1939.
New York Herald Tribune. Lively arts and book review. 5 TLS, telegram to Willard Maas, 1933-1937.
New York State University, Buffalo. Lockwood Memorial Library. 5 TLS to Willard Maas, 1937-1940.
Nichols, Anne. TL to Willard Maas, undated. Included with this: TL Maas to Nichols.
Niebuhr, Reinhold, 1892-1971. TLS to Willard Maas, 4 October 1954.
1933. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 24 August and 7 September 1933.
Norton (W. W.) and Company, Inc. TLS, FL to Willard Maas, 28 January 1936, undated.
Nutt, Howard, 1909- . 8 TLS to Willard Maas, 1934-1941.
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7.3 O'Donnell, George Marion. 4 ALS, 9 TLS, 2 TL / incomplete, Christmas card to Willard Maas, 1937-1944, undated. Included with these: typescript Prothalamion by O'Donnell.
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7.2 O'Gorman, Ned, 1929- . TL to Willard Maas, undated. With enclosure.
O'Gorman, Ned, 1929- . APCS to Willard Maas, 6 August 1962.
Orton, Vrest, 1897- . 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 9 June 1935, undated.
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7.4 Paolucci, Anne. TLS to Willard Maas, 24 April 1960.
Pearce, Charles A. 16 TLS, 2 TLI to Willard Maas, 1938-1939.
Pergament, Lola. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 8 March and 5 June 1938.
Petrek, Ester. ALS to Willard Maas, 6 May no year.
Petrovo-Miloradovitch, Miriam. ALI to Willard Maas, 15 December 1935.
Pillin, William, 1910- . 2 TL to Willard Maas, undated.
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7.5 Poetry. 3 ALS, ALI, 27 TLS, FLS, 2 APCS, 2 APCI, 2 TPCS to Willard Maas, 1934-1948, undated. Included with these: TL / draft Maas to Poetry.
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7.4 Poetry Society of America. 3 TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
Pooley, Mickey. Christmas card to Willard Maas, undated.
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7.6 Porter, Anna Norma. 2 ALS, 5 ALI, 3 TLI, 6 TL, AN to Willard Maas, 1933-1943, undated. Included with these: ALS Anna Porter to Scott Nearing; ALS Porter to Roger Baldwin; TL / draft Maas to Porter.
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7.4 Pratt Teachers' Agency. TLS to Willard Maas, 19 January 1942.
Putzel, Howard. Christmas card to Willard Maas, undated.
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7.7 Quinn, Kerker. ALS, 7 TLS, FLS, 3 TPCS to Willard Maas, 1935-1941, undated.
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7.8 Random House Inc., New York. TLS to Willard Maas, 25 September 1941.
Reece, Dick. Christmas card to Willard Maas, undated.
Reece Camp. ALS to Willard Maas, 21 June 1939
Reger, Muriel. TLS to Willard Maas, 9 July 1934.
Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905- . TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
Rikter, Hans. Christmas card to Willard Maas, undated.
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7.9 Ripley, Dwight. 8 ALS, 15 ALI, 5 AL, 2 TLS, TLI, TL, APCI to Willard Maas, 1945-1962, undated. Included with these: pencil sketches; recipes; typescript / poem; typescript / autobiographical sketch.
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7.8 Robertson, J. C. Telegram / copy to Willard Maas, 23 March 1942.
Roethke, Theodore, 1908-1963. ALS to Willard Maas, 25 June 1939.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. TLS to Willard Maas, 20 September 1938. By secretary.
Rosen, Archie. TL to Willard Maas, undated.
Rosenbaum, Belle. TLS to Willard Maas, 10 August 1933.
Rosenberg, Harold, 1906- . TLS to Willard Maas, 4 May 1938.
Roskolenko, Harry, 1907- . TL to Willard Maas, 31 March 1938.
Ross, David, 1896-1975. ALS, TLS to Willard Maas, 27 May and 19 August 1938.
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8.1 Rosten, Norman, 1914. 3 ALS, 8 APCS, TPCS, 8 TPC to Willard Maas, 1938-1940, undated.
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7.8 Rostoff, Rhoda. ALS to Willard Maas, 20 June 1939. Enclosure.
Rounds, Ona Mahitta, 1876- . ALS to Willard Maas, 20 August 1932. Included with this: ALS Rounds to Dorothy.
Rudd, DeForest Porter, 1923- . Christmas card to Willard Maas, 1937.
Ruebsam, Edith. ALS to Willard Maas, 16 April 1934.
Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913- . ALS to Willard Maas, undated.
Rumely, Edward Aloysius, 1882- . ALI, Christmas card to Willard Maas, 30 July 1937, 1944. Enclosures. Included with this: TL / draft Maas to Rumely.
Rumfeld, Paul. TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
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8.2 Saturday Review. TLS to Willard Maas, 3 October 1935.
Schacht, Marshall. TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
Schapiro, Louis. 3 ALS, Christmas card to Willard Maas, 1941, undated.
Schubert, David. TL, TPC to Willard Maas, 30 June 1938, undated.
Scott, Winfield Townley, 1910-1968. TLS to Willard Maas, 3 September 1935.
Semsel, George. TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
Shook, Mrs. AL / incomplete to Willard Maas, 7 October 1936.
Smart, Elizabeth. ALS, TLS to Willard Maas, 17 and 21 September 1944.
Smith, Albert S. ALS to Willard Maas, 19 May 1936.
Smith, Charles. ALS, 3 TLS to Willard Maas, 1945-1949.
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8.3-4 Smith, Doris. 8 ALS, 24 TLS, 3 TL, APCS to Willard Maas, 1930-1938, undated.
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8.2 Smoke. ALS, TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
Stephan, Ruth Walgreen, 1910- . ALS, APCS to Willard Maas, 21 February 1948, undated.
Stoklitsky, _____. TccLS to Willard Maas, 7 April 1934.
Story, devoted solely to the short story. ALS to Willard Maas, undated.
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8.5 Tate, Allen. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 5 and 13 May 1936.
Terrence, Ridgely. TLS to Willard Maas, 26 September 1933.
Tone. TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
Trounstine, John J. TLS to Willard Maas, 26 June 1936.
Turbyfill, Mark. ALS to Willard Maas, 19 September 1938.
Twentieth Century Verse. ALS to Willard Maas, 25 April 1938.
Twice a Year; a semi-annual journal of literature, the arts, and civil liberties. 2 TLS, TPCS, TPC to Willard Maas, 1938.
U. S. Work Projects Administration. 3 TLS to Willard Maas, 1938.
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8.6 Van Ghent, Dorothy Bendon, 1907- . 12 ALS, 7 ALI, 22 TLS, 5 TLI, 3 TL, APCS, APCI, telegram to Willard Maas, 1931-1966, undated.
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8.5 Vehr, Bill. Greeting card to Willard Maas, undated.
Vice Versa. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 1 November 1940, 17 February 1941.
Virginia Quarterly Review. 3 TLS to Willard Maas, 1937-1938.
Von Weber, Roland. ALS to Willard Maas, 20 July 1939.
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8.7 Walkam, Abraham. Christmas card to Willard Maas, 20 December 1944.
Walton, Eda Lou. TLI to Willard Maas, undated.
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905- . TLS to Willard Maas, 14 January 1938.
Weightman-Smith, Michael. ALS to Willard Maas, undated.
Welch, Marie de L. 2 ALS to Willard Maas, 11 May 1937, undated.
Wheelwright, John. 3 ALS to Willard Maas, undated.
Whipple, Caroline Almira. TLS to Willard Maas, 9 February 1934. Included with this: TccL Maas to Whipple.
Whitworth, Walter. TLS to Willard Maas, 2 May 1939.
Who's Who in America. FLS to Willard Maas, 27 February 1941.
Wilder, Charlotte, 1898- . ALS, 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 14 March 1938, undated.
Williams, Oscar, 1900-1964. ALS, TLS to Willard Maas, undated. Included with these: announcements.
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963. ALS to Willard Maas, 5 April 1939. Written on verso of TLS Maas to Williams.
Windsor Quarterly; modern American literature. 2 TLS to Willard Maas, 6 September and 14 December 1933.
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944. 4 ALS, APCS, APCI to Willard Maas, 1937-1940.
Wood, James. TLS, TPCS to Willard Maas, 14 November 1933, 18 June 1934.
Wright, Clifford. 3 TLS to Willard Maas, 1960-1968.
Wright, Ellen. ALS, TLS to Willard Maas, undated.
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8.8 Wright, Richard. 3 TLS, 4 TL, 2 TPC, telegram to Willard Maas, 1939-1941.
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8.7 Xecron, Marie. Christmas card to Willard Maas, undated.
Yaddo. 4 TLS, FL to Willard Maas, 1934, undated.
Yorck, Ruth Landshoff, 1909- . APCI to Willard Maas, 6 August 1962.



Miscellaneous:

Unidentified authors:
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8.9 Film on Canada, handwritten, typed, and carbon copy typed manuscript / draft pages, 13 pages, undated. Probably by Norman McLaren.
Review of The happy birthday of death by Gregory Corso, typescript, 2 pages, undated.
Review of The naked lunch by William Burroughs, typescript, 4 pages, undated.
Statement to unidentified judge, handwritten manuscript, 7 pages, undated.
Summary of Le rivage des syrtes by Julian Gracq, handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated.
Two poems, two typescripts, 1 page each, 21 October 1941.
APC to Barker, George, 12 August 1946.
TccL to Hanchett, Sibyl Croly, 2 November 1939.
TLS to Menken, Marie, undated.
Unidentified author Alveina. TL to Crabtree, Adele H., undated.
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8.10 Unidentified author Chloë. 9 ALS to Menken, Marie, 1941-1945.
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8.9 Unidentified author Herman. ALS to unidentified recipient, 15 May 1934.
Unidentified author Louisa. ALS to unidentified recipient Reed, undated. Enclosure.
Unidentified authors. 3 ALS, Christmas card to Menken, Marie, undated.
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9.1 Academy of Allied Arts, New York. FPC to Menken, Marie, 17 April 1943.
Aldan, Daisy. Review of A little anthology of Wagner poets, typescript with handwritten revisions and typed inserts, 4 pages, undated.
Anger, Kenneth. ALS, ANS, 2 TLS to Marie Menken, 1960-1961, undated.
Barker, George, 1913- . Pronunciamento in gold to be spoken by angels, typescript, 1 page, undated.
Barneby, Rupert. ALI to Menken, Marie, undated.
Barneby, Rupert. TL to Menken, Marie, undated.
Bauer, Rudolf. TLS to Menken, Marie, 20 July 1943.
Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950. ALS to Menken, Marie, 9 January 1946.
Birch-Field, Anne. Christmas card to Menken, Marie, 20 December 1944.
Boland, Patrick. Mandala, typescript / copy, 1 page, 1950.
Brakhage, Stan, 1933- . TLS to Menken, Marie, 11 December 1961.
Clapp, Maud C. ALS to Menken, Marie, 12 October 1945.
Creekmore, Hubert, 1907- . Poems, seven typed and carbon copy typed manuscripts, 11 pages, undated.
Derwood, Gene. TLS, TLI to Menken, Marie, undated.
Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877- . 2 ALS to Menken, Marie, 5 July 1944, 10 September 1945.
Feininger, Lyonel Charles Adrian, 1871-1956. TLS to Menken, Marie, 14 November 1949.
Flack, Marjorie, 1897- . ALS to Menken, Marie, 13 January 1946. Letter signed Marie Benét.
Fox, Lawrence. Now fill your eyes with her, typescript, 1 page, 1930.
Gleason, Dennis. My untitled unrelinquished love poem to anonymous persons in unrestricted verse, typescript, 2 pages, undated.
Godden, William. For William Carlos Williams, signed typescript, 2 pages, undated.
Graham, Constance. APCS to Menken, Marie, 27 May 1939.
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9.2 Greenberg, Samuel. Poems and a play, typed and carbon copy typed manuscript / copies, 42 pages, undated. Included with this: handwritten notes and research material.
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9.3 Harris, Ruth Green. APCS to Menken, Marie, 19 December 1944.
Hayes, Sibyl. TLS to Field, Sara Bard, 27 October 1938.
Hearn Department Stores, Inc. FPC to Menken, Marie, 8 June 1940.
Henderson, Daniel MacIntyre, 1880- . TLS, ANS to Menken, Marie, 26 January 1948, undated. ANS written on signed typed memo from Margaret Cousins to Henderson.
Immerman, Nathan. TLS to Maas, Lillian, 9 January 1935. Enclosure.
Isbell, George. English V papers, signed handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated.
Kamrowski, Gerry. Christmas card to Menken, Marie, 18 December 1944.
Kibitz, Adolph. ALS To whom it may concern re Willard Maas, 12 May 1933.
Koetter, Adalbert. TLS to unidentified recipients Beats, 27 May 1960.
Kreymborg, Dorothy. ALS to Menken, Marie, 16 December 1940.
Larsson, Raymond Edward Francis, 1901- . Poem drawings, handwritten manuscript, 1 page; typescript, 1 page; undated.
Lazare, Christopher, 1912- . Sensationality, typescript, 1 page, undated.
Lee, Francis. ALS, AL / incomplete, Christmas card to Menken, Marie, 9 November 1944, undated.
Lichleitner, Ruth. 2 TLS to Menken, Marie, 23 January and 21 April 1942.
Lynden, Richard. ALS to Maas, Lillian, 11 May 1935.
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9.4 Maas, Erwin. TLS to Maas, Kunnie, 14 February 1934.
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9.5 Maas, Stephen. Drawings, pencil drawings in paper folder, 82 pages, undated.
Maas, Willard, 1906-1971:
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9.6 Army discharge application materials, correspondence and forms, 11 items, 1945.
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9.7 Guggenheim fellowship application materials, handwritten, typed, and carbon copy typed manuscripts and printed items, 26 pages, 1936-1938. Includes lists, summaries, forms and letter of rejection by Guggenheim Foundation.
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9.8 Miscellany, handwritten, typed, and mimeo manuscripts, 39 items, undated.
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9.9 Projects, 7 typescripts, 1 page each, undated. Included with these: sketches for illustrations.
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9.10 The thirties – proposed poetry anthology, carbon copy typescript / copies, 34 pages, undated. Includes copies of poems by Moore, MacLeish, Eliot, Stevens, Rukeyser and others.
McCloskey, Mark:
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9.11 In the shadow of elms, and other poems, carbon copy typescript, 48 pages, undated.
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10.1 Poems, typed and carbon copy typed manuscript with handwritten emendations, 104 pages, 1958, undated. Included with these: carbon copy typescript page of comment on McCloskey.
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9.11 Three neglected painters: Alice Neel, Clifford Gress-Wright, Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, typescript, 4 pages, undated. Included with this: TLS McCloskey to Maas with inserts for this.
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10.2 McKay, Claude, 1890-1948. The word and Poems old and new, typescript with few handwritten emendations, 105 pages, undated.
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10.3 McLaren, Norman. 3 ALS with illustrations to Menken, Marie, 18 December 1944, undated.
McLaren, Norman. TccL to Rebay, Hilla, Baroness, 7 February 1943.
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10.4 Malanga, Gerard. The cyclist and other poems, typescript / duplicated with handwritten notations by Willard Maas, 86 pages, 1962.
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10.5 Malanga, Gerard. Poems, typed and carbon copy typed manuscript, 22 pages, undated. Written on verso of A candle of the mind: ALS Maas to unidentified recipient, undated.
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9.4 Margulis, Carl Jay. Poems, signed handwritten and typed manuscript, 14 pages, undated. Included with these: TL Margulis to Maas.
Meller, H. H. 3 ALS, Christmas card to Menken, Marie, 1942-1943. Included with these: two photographs of Meller.
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11.8 Menken, Albert. 15 miniature photo cards of Philadelphia sent to Menken, Mary, 1926. Not described in card catalog; transfer from Vertical File Collection.
Menken, Marie:
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10.6 Affidavit, carbon copy typed document, 1 page, 27 May 1944.
Agents 2X, typescript / unfinished, 15 pages, undated. Included with this: handwritten notes.
The cat woman, typescript / duplicated, 11 pages; carbon copy typescript, 9 pages; undated.
The lady and the Holy Ghost, carbon copy typescript, 14 pages, undated.
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10.7 Lithuanian folk tales, typescript, 25 pages, undated. Included with these: handwritten manuscript / drafts and typed and carbon copy typed manuscript / duplicates; fragments of other folk tales.
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10.6 Merry, merry! (synopsis), typescript, 1 page, undated. Written on verso: about plays.
Mr. America, 1947, typescript, 4 pages, circa 1947.
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10.8 The new Lithuanian church, typescript / photocopy, 19 pages; carbon copy typescript, 19 pages; carbon copy typescript / incomplete, 14 pages; undated.
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10.6 Notes for Nero: the poet, handwritten and typed manuscript, 25 pages, 10 October 1932.
Pigeon fancy, carbon copy typescript, 9 pages, undated.
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10.9 A rainbow myth, typescript, 7 pages; carbon copy typescript with few handwritten emendations, 5 pages; undated.
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10.6 Research notes on Steinmetz, typescript, 7 pages, undated.
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11.9 ANS Menken to Maas. Willard, undated. Not described in card catalog; transfer from Vertical File Collection.
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10.6 TL / draft Menken to Rebay, Baroness, undated.
TLS Menken to Ripley, Dwight, 13 or 14 May 1958.
TccL Menken to Winchell, Walter, 27 March 1943.
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11.10 Unidentified authors Frank and Helen. Birth announcement sent to Menken and Maas, Willard, 1939. Not described in card catalog; transfer from Vertical File Collection.
3 APCS sent to Menken family members, 1926-1931, undated. Not described in card catalog; transfer from Vertical File Collection.
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11.11 Menken family documents, 5 items, 1868-1926, undated. Not described in card catalog; transfer from Vertical File Collection.
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11.10 Unidentified collage, 1 sheet, undated. Not described in card catalog; transfer from Vertical File Collection.
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9.4 Miller, Madeline G. After reading a brave poem, typescript / copy, 1 page, undated.
Miller, Madeline G. Words, typescript, 1 page, undated.
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10.10 Moore, Ben. Poems, handwritten, typed, and carbon copy typed manuscript, 22 pages, undated.
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10.11 Myers, Louis Budd. Reflections in a hot tin harp, typescript, 11 pages, undated.
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9.4 Nation. TLS to Menken, Marie, 15 July 1940.
National Review. FL to Menken, Marie, undated. Enclosures.
New York (City). Air Warden Service. TLS to Menken, Marie, 30 March 1943.
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osf 2 New York (City). Board of Education. Certificate of graduation from elementary school for Mary Menkevich (Marie Menken), FDS, 1 page, 30 January 1922.
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9.4 New York (City). Municipal Court, Manhattan (Borough), First District. Eviction notice for Willard and Lillian Maas, FD, 2 pages, 24 May 1935.
New York (City). Public Library. FPC to Maas, Lillian, 9 July 1934.
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11.2 O'Gorman, Ned, 1929- . Poems, typed and carbon copy typed manuscript / drafts and workings with handwritten emendations, 55 pages, undated.
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11.1 Parkinson, Thomas Francis, 1920- . TLS to Wagner Literary Magazine, 7 May 1960.
Parnassus Press. TccL / copy to Tate, Allen, 6 May 1936.
Patillo, Leonard S. ANI to Evans, Richard, 28 September 1967.
Porter, Anna Norma. Rolphing in San Jose, typescript, 3 pages, undated.
Rebay, Hilla, Baroness, 1890-1967. TLS to McLaren, Norman, 9 February 1943.
Rebay, Hilla, Baroness, 1890-1967. ALS to Menken, Marie, 16 August 1940. Written in souvenir picture folder.
Resnick, Nathan, 1910- . TLS to Editors, Wagner Literary Magazine, 9 June 1959. Enclosure.
Riback, Teresa. TLS to Menken, Marie, undated.
Ripley, Dwight:
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11.3 Poems, five typed and carbon copy typed manuscripts, 1 page each, undated. Included with these: telegram Pierre Matisse Gallery to Marie Menken.
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11.4 Verses and other light compositions, handwritten, typed and carbon copy typed manuscript, 81 pages, undated. Included with these: TL / incomplete unidentified author to Ripley.
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11.3 4 ALI, AL to Menken, Marie, undated.
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11.5 ALS, 13 ALI, APCS, telegram to Maas, Marie, 1946-1959, undated.
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11.6 Robbins (David) Productions. Promotion file for William Rose Bénet film, handwritten and typed manuscript / lists and notes, 13 pages, 1946. Included with this: few pieces of correspondence.
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11.7 Robbins (David) Productions. Correspondence re William Rose Bénet film, ALS, 13 TLS, TL, FLS, APCS, 2 TPC, 1946-1947, undated. Included with these: press release.
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11.1 Schapiro, Louis. ALS to Menken, Marie, undated.
Semsel, George. Len Lye: Artist in motion, typescript with few handwritten emendations, 4 pages, 1960. Included with this: handwritten notes.
Simpson, Evelyn. Sequence, typescript, 1 page, undated. Included with this: working for First violet (poem).
Smith, Bob. What loneliness is all about, typescript, 8 pages, undated.
Streech, Wilbur J. TLS To whom it may concern re Willard Maas, 18 December 1943.
Sullivan, Aloysius Michael, 1896- . TLS to Markham, Virgil, 11 June 1959.
Swinden, A. ALS to Menken, Marie, 24 May 1937.
U. S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. TLS to Menken, Marie, 9 February 1943.
Van Ghent, Dorothy Bendon, 1907- . ALS to Menken, Marie, 23 May 1964.
Wagner, Carol. Report on "Ondine," signed typescript, 4 pages, 1961.
Weber, George. TLS to Menken, Marie, 8 November 1939.
Wright, Clifford. 2 TLS to Menken, Marie, 26 October 1960, 9 November 1967.
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11.12 Original folders with handwritten notes, undated.



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