Guide to the Joseph Brodsky papers from the archives of the Katilius family, 1966-1997 M1960

Finding aid prepared by Elga Zalite
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305
Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
August 2013


Title: Joseph Brodsky papers from the archives of the Katilius family
Identifier/Call Number: M1960
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 4.25 Linear feet (8 manuscript boxes and 1 legal half manuscript box)
Date (inclusive): 1966-1997
Abstract: Documents concerning Russian poet’s Joseph Brodsky’s (1940-1996) personality and his creative work from the family archives of his friends Ramunas Katilius and Elmira Katiliene.
Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36-48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/spc.
Language of Materials note: Primarily in Russian. Additional material in Lithuanian, and some English.
Creator: Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-1996
Creator: Katiliene, Elmira
Creator: Katilius, Ramunas

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Joseph Brodsky papers from the archives of the Katilius family (M1960). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased by Stanford University, Special Collections in June, 2013.

History

This collection of Joseph Brodsky papers are from his friends Ramunas Katilius and Elmira Katiliene, who had a close friendship with Brodsky during the years 1966-1970.

Processing Information note

Processed by Elga Zalite, August 2013.

Access to Collection

The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Scope and Contents

The papers contain correspondence with the Katilius family; drafts (manuscript and typescript) of Joseph Brodsky’s poems (circa 70 items / circa 100 pages); a collection of poems compiled and typed by Joseph Brodsky himself (100 pages); Vladimir Maramzin’s samizdat collection (text hand-typed and distributed by hand to avoid censorship) of Joseph Brodsky’s poetry in 3 volumes (circa 900 pages); the poet’s drawings (12 items); and photographs (87 items). Ramunas Katilius and Elmira Katiliene have also collected a wide range of printed materials (including copies) about Joseph Brodsky’s public activities, his interviews for different journals, and articles on Joseph Brodsky’s relations with Lithuania.
The main collection of Joseph Brodsky papers is at Yale, OCLC #702181668. Brodsky papers are also in St. Petersburg at the National Library of Russia.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Abaeva-Myers, Diana
Antanaitis, Algirdas Titus
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
Blekaitis, Jurgis
Etkind, Efim, 1918-1999
Golyshev, Viktor
Maramzin, Vladimir, 1934-
Martirosov, Sergei Mushegovich
Misiunas, Audras
Miłosz, Czesław
Myers, Alan
Proffer, Carl R.
Proffer, Ellendea
Rein, Evgenii
Schilz, Veronique
Sozzani-Brodsky, Maria
Stoppard, Tom
Šilbajoris, Rimvydas, 1926-2005
Venclova, Tomas, 1937-
Poets, Russian
Russian poetry.

 

Series 1. Biographical file

 

Writings about Brodsky

Box 1, Folder 1

Writings by Ramunas Katilius, 1990-1997

Box 1, Folder 2

Writings by Ramunas Katilius, 2000-2008

Box 1, Folder 3

Writings by Ramunas Katilius, 1990-1997

Box 1, Folder 4

Various articles concerning Joseph Brodsky, 1988-1997

Box 1, Folder 5

Various articles concerning Joseph Brodsky, 1997-2002

Box 2, Folder 1

Various articles concerning Joseph Brodsky, 2009-2010

Half-box 9, Folder 1

Iliustruotas Kulturos Gyvenimo Zurnalas : Naujoji Romuva, 1997-2003

 

Brodsky and Lithuania

Box 2, Folder 2

Articles on Joseph Brodsky and Lithuania, 1997-2003

Box 2, Folder 3

Articles on Joseph Brodsky and Lithuania, 2003-2008

Box 2, Folder 4

Articles on Joseph Brodsky and Lithuania, 2008-2011

Box 2, Folder 5

Serial on Joseph Brodsky and Lithuania in "Mokslo Lietuva", 2006-2007

Box 3, Folder 1

Joseph Brodsky and Lithuanians in United States: Algirdas Titus Antanaitis, Audra Misiunas, Rimvydas Silbajoris, Jurgis Blekaitis, 1991-2007

Box 3, Folder 2

Joseph Brodsky and Tomas Venclova, 1998-2006

Box 3, Folder 3

Joseph Brodsky and his milieu, 1996-2009

Box 3, Folder 4

Ardis Publishers, 1996

Half-box 9, Folder 1

Poem Kavine Neringa : Restorano Valgiarastis

 

Interviews

Box 3, Folder 5

Joseph Brodsky's account of dealings with Visa and Registration Department, 1972

Box 3, Folder 6

Joseph Brodsky's interviews, 1976-1996

Box 3, Folder 7

Ramunas Katiliu's interviews and speeches about Joseph Brodsky, 1996-2000

Box 3, Folder 8

Ramunas Katiliu's interviews and speeches about Joseph Brodsky, 2005-2010

 

Public activities

Box 3, Folder 9

Joseph Brodsky's public activities, 1976-1996

 

Death and burial

Box 4, Folder 1

Obituaries and writings about the death of the poet, 1996-1997

Box 4, Folder 2

Memorial service: New York, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, March 8, 1996

Box 4, Folder 1

Reburial in Venice, Italy in 1997

Box 4, Folder 4

Memorial in Vilnius University, July 8, 1996 : Czeslaw Milosz, Yevgeny Rein, Tomas Venclova

Box 4, Folder 5

Opening of the Memorial plaque at Liejyklos 1, Vilnius : 2000

 

Commemorative events in honour of Joseph Brodsky

Box 4, Folder 7

Scientific conferences, 1991-1995

Box 5, Folder 6

Publication of the bilingual collection of Josef Brodsky's poetry : Vilnius, 1999

Box 5, Folder 1

International Scientific Conference in Saint Petersburg, 2000

Box 5, Folder 2

Exhibition at Lithuanian National Library : Vilnius, 2000

Box 5, Folder 3

The Joseph Brodsky Museum in Saint Petersburg

Box 5, Folder 4

Vilnius Conference, 2010

 

Series 2. Correspondence

Box 5, Folder 7

Joseph Brodsky's post-cards and letters to Katilius family, 1971-1974

Box 5, Folder 8

Joseph Brodsky's leter to Leonid Brezhnev, 1972

 

Series 3. Writings

 

Manuscripts

Box 5, Folder 9

Catalogue, by Ramunas Katilius

Box 5, Folder 10

Drafts and typescripts of poems, 1962 and 1963

Box 5, Folder 10

Unfinished rhymed script for a documentary film : Rembrandt

Box 5, Folder 10

Drafts and handwritings of poems, 1964-1965

Box 5, Folder 10

The collection of poems : The Stop in the Desert

Box 5, Folder 11

Drafts, handwritings and typescripts of poems, 1967-1968

Box 5, Folder 11

Drafts and typescripts of poems, 1969

Box 5, Folder 11

Drafts, handwritings and typescripts of poems, 1970

Box 5, Folder 11

The Lithuanian Divertissement : handwritings and typescripts, 1971

Box 5, Folder 11

Poems for BBC broadcast, 1975

Box 5, Folder 12

Handwritings of English verses

 

Early publications

Box 5, Folder 12

Publication in the Tartu University newspaper, 1969

Box 5, Folder 12

Reprint of an Ardis publication, 1972

 

SAMIZDAT papers

Box 6, Folder 1

Vladimir Maramzin's collection of Joseph Brodsky's poetry, authorized by the author before 1972 : Part 1

Box 6, Folder 2

Vladimir Maramzin's collection of Joseph Brodsky's poetry, authorized by the author before 1972 : Part 2

Box 6, Folder 3

Vladimir Maramzin's collection of Joseph Brodsky's poetry, authorized by the author before 1972 : Part 3

Box 6, Folder 4

Vladimir Maramzin's collection, typewtitten by Sonia Rivkind, 1982/83 : Part 1

Box 6, Folder 5

Vladimir Maramzin's collection, typewtitten by Sonia Rivkind, 1982/83 : Part 2

Box 7, Folder 1

Vladimir Maramzin's collection, typewtitten by Sonia Rivkind, 1982/83 : Part 3

Box 7, Folder 2

Samizdat-type papers containing poetry, typed at Joseph Brodsky's request

Box 7, Folder 3

Samizdat-type papers containing poetry, typed at Joseph Brodsky's request

Box 7, Folder 4

Samizdat-type papers containing various texts, typewritten at Joseph Brodsky's request

 

Joseph Brodsky's writings translated into other languages, by others

Box 7, Folder 5

Translation of poems into English, 1975-2000

Box 7, Folder 6

Translation of poems into Lithuanian, 1976-2000

Box 7, Folder 6

Translation of essays into Lithuanian, 1993-1998

 

Series 4. Translations by Joseph Brodsky into Russian

Box 7, Folder 7

Poems of different poets

Box 7, Folder 7

Drama by Tom Stoppard : Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, 1968

 

Series 5. Drawings

Box 7, Folder 8

Drawings with notes and poems

 

Series 6. Photographs

 

Till 1963

Box 7, Folder 9

Childhood and youth : donated to Elmira Katiliene by the Mother of Joseph Brodsky after his emigration

Box 7, Folder 9

The time of geological expeditions

Box 7, Folder 9

On the balcony of the Brodsky's apartment, Leningrad, Pestel str., 1963 : photo by A. Brodsky, the poet's father. Copy from the archives of M. Milchik

Box 7, Folder 9

The time of geological expeditions

 

Norenskaya, Arkhangelsk district

Box 7, Folder 10

Norenskaya, 1964 : photo by Ya. A. Gordin. Copy from the archives of M. Milchik

Box 7, Folder 10

Life in the North

 

Before exile

Box 7, Folder 10

In Leningrad, at home

Box 7, Folder 10

With Yevgenyi Rein, on the balcony of the Brodsky's apartment : photo by A. Brodsky

Box 7, Folder 10

In "the half of the room", Jaunuary, 1968 - March, 1968

 

Last years in Soviet Union

Box 7, Folder 10

Casting at the Odessa film studio, 1971

Box 7, Folder 9

Spring of 1972 : photo by A. Brodsky. Copy from the archives of M. Milchik

Box 7, Folder 9

With Ramunas Katilius, at the Brodsky's apartment, end of 1971/beginning of 1972 : photo by A. Brodsky

Box 8, Folder 1

Armenia, end of April, 1972 : With friends Sergei i Nelli Martirosov

Box 8, Folder 1

Armenia, end of April, 1972 : With friends Sergei i Nelli Martirosov, and with Professor Viktor Ambartsumian and his wife

Box 8, Folder 1

Ushkovo, Leningrad district : in the summerhouse of Prof. Yefim Etkind, end of May 1972 (according to V. Poluchina, May 21) : With Yefim Etkind, Ramunas Katilius, Tomas Venclova, Era Korobova : Photo by Maria Etkind

Box 8, Folder 1

Ushkovo, Leningrad district : in the summerhouse of Prof. Yefim Etkind, end of May 1972 : With Ramunas Katilius, Maria Etkind (daughter of Prof. Etkind), Tomas Venclova, Era Korobova : Photo by Yefim Etkind

Box 8, Folder 1

Ushkovo, Leningrad district : in the summerhouse of Prof. Yefim Etkind, end of May 1972 : With Ramunas Katilius and Tomas Venclova : Photo by Maria Etkind

Box 8, Folder 1

Ushkovo, Leningrad district : in the summerhouse of Prof. Yefim Etkind, end of May 1972 : Ramunas Katilius and Tomas Venclova, Era Korobova : Photo by Maria Etkind

 

Departure

Box 8, Folder 1

Photos for emigration documents, May 1972

Box 8, Folder 1

June 4, 1972, early morning : in front of the house on the Pestel str., on the right taxi driver, on the left Ramunas Katilius : photo M. Milchik

Box 8, Folder 1

June 4, 1972, morning : at Pulkovo, in front of the airport : prsemably the last photo in Soviet Union : photo M. Milchik

 

Photos from West, beginning from 1972

Box 8, Folder 1

The first Joseph Brodsky's apartment in USA : 1372 Marlborough str., Ann Arbor

Box 8, Folder 2

With Carl and Ellendea Proffer : San Francisco, December 8, 1972 : donated to E. and R. Katilius by Ellendea Proffer

Box 8, Folder 2

Venice : Christmas, 1974 : photo by Veronique Schiltz

Box 8, Folder 2

Venice : Christmas, 1975 : photo by Diana Abaeva-Myers

Box 8, Folder 2

With Maria Sozzani-Brodsky, his wife : 1991 : photo by Diana Abaeva-Myers

Box 8, Folder 2

Milan : Christmas, 1974 : photo by Veronique Schiltz

Box 8, Folder 2

Paris : Summer, 1974 : photo by Diana Abaeva-Myers

Box 8, Folder 2

London : Summer, 1976 : with Diana and Alan Myers, and Samuel Ramer in Myers' apartment

Box 8, Folder 2

At International Conference on Osip Mandelstam, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London : July 1-5, 1991 : photo by Irena Veisaite

 

Reburial in Venice, June 1997 : photos by Diana Abaeva-Myers

Box 8, Folder 3

The tomb

Box 8, Folder 3

Ramunas Katilius and Elmira Katiliene

Box 8, Folder 3

Palazzo Moccenigo, after the ceremony of reburial : Maria Sozzani-Brodsky, with her and Joseph's daughter Anna Maria Alexandra, and Mikhail Baryshnikov

Box 8, Folder 3

Palazzo Moccenigo, after the ceremony of reburial : Diana Abaeva-Myers with Elmira and Ramunas Katilius

Box 8, Folder 3

Palazzo Moccenigo, after the ceremony of reburial : in the foreground Czeslaw Milosz

Box 8, Folder 3

Joseph's friends on the eve of reburial : Yevgenij Rein, Elmira Katiliene, Lev and Nina Losev, Nadia Rein, Tomas Venclova, Ramunas Katilius

Box 8, Folder 3

Joseph's friends on the eve of reburial (Hotel Buccinttoro) : Ramunas Katilius and Elmira Katiliene, Yevgenij Rein, Tomas Venclova, Diana Abaeva-Myers

Box 8, Folder 3

Joseph's friends on the eve of reburial : Yevgenij Rein and Tomas Venclova

Box 8, Folder 3

Joseph's friends on the eve of reburial : Elmira Katiliene and Ramunas Katilius

Box 8, Folder 3

Joseph's friends on the eve of reburial : Elmira Katiliene and Ramunas Katilius and Diana Abaeva-Myers

 

Commemorative events

Box 8, Folder 4

Memorial in Vilnius University, July 8, 1996 : Czeslaw Milosz and Ramunas Katilus

Box 8, Folder 4

Opening of the memorial tablet in Vilnius, Lithuania : October 2, 2000 : Wislawa Szymborska, Valdas Adamkus, Czeslaw Milosz, Guenter Grass and Tomas Venclova at the ceremony : photos by Donata Mitaite

Box 8, Folder 4

The memorial tablet on the facade of the house at Liejyklos street

Box 8, Folder 4

Guenter Grass, Czeslaw Milosz, Tomas Venclova and Wislawa Szymborska after the ceremony

Box 8, Folder 4

Pranas Morkus, Ramunas Katilus, Elmira Katiliene and Audronis Katilius with his wife Violeta after the ceremony

 

Friends

Box 8, Folder 5

Viktor Golyshev, his wife Natasha, and their son Vasia

Box 8, Folder 5

Carl Proffer with his daughter Arabella

Box 8, Folder 5

Group of friends, 2002

Box 8, Folder 5

Veronique Schilts, Venice : Christmas, 1974 : photo by Joseph Brodsky

Box 8, Folder 5

Veronique Schilts, Normandie : 1974

Box 8, Folder 5

Cotswald, England : 1976 : Veronique Schilts, Diana Abaeva-Myers, Alan Myers :

Box 8, Folder 5

Romas Katilius, January or February 1972 : photo by Joseph Brodsky

Box 8, Folder 5

Elia Katiliene ("Khanum"), August 1978

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Grass, Günter, 1927-
Morkus, Pranas
Szymborska, Wisława
Box 8, Folder 5

Ramunas Katilius and Elmira Katiliene with their sons Andrius (b. 1967) and Ramunas (b. 1971) : May 1980