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Guide to the Denise Levertov papers from the estate of Mitchell Goodman M1140
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Series 1. Personal Correspondence

Scope and Contents

Personal Correspondence contains primarily correspondence from close friends and notable individuals, mostly written from 1965-1967. Correspondents include William Carlos Williams, Henry Kissinger, Robert Creeley, and others.
Box 1, Folder 1

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1956-1979

Box 1, Folder 2

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1960-1968

Box 1, Folder 3

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1964-1968

Box 1, Folder 4

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1965-1967

Box 1, Folder 5

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1965-1967

Box 1, Folder 6

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1965-1967

Box 1, Folder 7

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1965-1967

Box 1, Folder 8

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1965-1967

Box 1, Folder 9

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1965-1967

Box 1, Folder 10

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1965-1967

Box 1, Folder 11

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1965-1967

Box 2, Folder 1

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1965-1967

Box 2, Folder 2

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1965-1968

Box 2, Folder 3

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, 1966-1967

Box 2, Folder 4

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, ca. 1967

Box 2, Folder 5

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, ca. 1967

Box 2, Folder 6

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, ca. 1967

Box 2, Folder 7

Denise Levertov: incoming personal correspondence, ca. 1967

Box 2, Folder 8

Denise Levertov: outgoing personal correspondence, drafts, notes, etc.

Box 2, Folder 9

Denise Levertov: miscellaneous outgoing postcards, 1980-1986

Box 4, Folder 9

Janie [ ? ] to Denise Levertov, 1965-1967

Box 4, Folder 12

Edward Abbey to Denise Levertov, 7/4/1966

Box 4, Folder 13

Wendell Berry to Denise Levertov, 1967

Box 4, Folder 14

Millen Brand to Denise Levertov, 1966-1968

Box 4, Folder 15

Hayden Carruth to Denise Levertov and Mitch Goodman, 1965-1986

Box 7, Folder 1

Hayden Carruth to Denise Levertov, 9/16/1968 with Jim Cunningham poems

Box 4, Folder 16

Norman Cousins to Denise Levertov, 1968

Box 4, Folder 17

Robert Creeley to Denise Levertov, 1962-1990

Box 4, Folder 18

Paul Goodman to Denise Levertov, 1967

Box 4, Folder 19

Walter Hamady to Mitch Goodman, 1968

Box 4, Folder 20

Emmett Jarrett to Denise Levertov, 1965-1967

Box 4, Folder 21

Galway Kinnell to Denise Levertov and Mitch Goodman, ca. 1965-1968

Box 4, Folder 22

Henry Kissinger to Denise Levertov, 5/9/1968

Box 4, Folder 23

Al Kresch to Denise Levertov, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 24

Adelle Wassily Leontief to Denise Levertov and Mitch Goodman, n.d.

Box 5, Folder 1

Ron Loewinsohn to Denise Levertov and Mitch Goodman, 1966-1967

Box 5, Folder 2

Norman Mailer to Mitch Goodman, 1984

Box 5, Folder 3

John Martin to Denise Levertov, 1967

Box 5, Folder 4

New Directions to Denise Levertov, 1965-1967

Box 5, Folder 5

Grace Paley to Mitch Goodman, 1986

Box 5, Folder 6

Adrienne Rich to Denise Levertov, 1966

Box 5, Folder 7

Ted Roethke to Denise Levertov, 1961

Box 5, Folder 8

Muriel Rukeyser to Mitch Goodman and Denise Levertov, 1987 and undated

Box 5, Folder 9

Ron Schreiber to Denise Levertov, 1967

Box 5, Folder 10

Gil Sorrentino to Denise Levertov, 1965-1966

Box 5, Folder 11

Jack Sweeney to Denise Levertov, 1962-1963

Box 5, Folder 12

Eve Trien to Denise Levertov, ca. 1966-1967

Box 7, Folder 3

Nancy Willard to Denise Levertov (includes "A Wake for the Wild Horses")

Box 5, Folder 13

Flossie Williams to Denise Levertov, 1967

Box 5, Folder 14

William Carlos Williams to Mitch Goodman, 10/22/1958

Box 5, Folder 15

Hilda Wolpe to Denise Levertov, n.d.

Box 4, Folder 11

Correspondence: booksellers and libraries, 1984

 

Series 2. Family Correspondence

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence between Denise Levertov, Mitch Goodman (her ex-husband), and Nikolai Goodman (Denise and Mitch's only son). There are also a few early letters from Denise to her parents, Paul and Beatrice Levertov.
Box 2, Folder 10

Early Denise Levertov letters to parents, ca. 1950-1958

Box 2, Folder 11

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1953-1981

Box 2, Folder 12

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1955-1985

Box 2, Folder 13

Denise Levertov: incoming/outgoing family correspondence, 1956-1986

Box 3, Folder 1

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1956-1986

Box 3, Folder 2

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1964-1992

Box 3, Folder 3

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1965-1987

Box 3, Folder 4

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1965-1989

Box 3, Folder 5

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1968-1986

Box 3, Folder 6

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1974-1986

Box 3, Folder 7

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1974-1991

Box 3, Folder 8

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1974-1996

Box 3, Folder 9

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1975-1981

Box 3, Folder 10

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1975-1984

Box 3, Folder 11

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1976-1983

Box 3, Folder 12

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1976-1984

Box 4, Folder 1

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1976-1985

Box 4, Folder 2

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1977-1995

Box 4, Folder 3

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1979-1980

Box 4, Folder 4

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1981-1983

Box 4, Folder 5

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1987-1991

Box 4, Folder 6

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1988-1991

Box 4, Folder 7

Denise Levertov: outgoing family correspondence to Mitch and Nikolai Goodman, 1989-1992

Box 4, Folder 8

Denise Levertov's "last letter to Mitch, hand carried by Nikolai from Seattle," [1996]

Box 4, Folder 10

Mitch Goodman: incoming correspondence, 1945-1973

Box 4, Folder 25

Olga Levertoff to Denise Levertov, ca. March 30, 1962

Box 7, Folder 5

Olga Levertoff to Denise Levertov, ca. 1962-1964

Box 4, Folder 26

Denise Levertoff to Olga Levertoff, 6/18/1962

 

Series 3. Poetry/Prose/Lecture drafts and notes

Scope and Contents

This series contains drafts of Levertov's poems and prose works. Along with these drafts, this series includes many lecture notes used for her poetry class.
Box 5, Folder 16

Olga poems, AMs (1st draft)

Box 5, Folder 17

Olga poems, TMs

Box 5, Folder 18

Olga poems/Jacob's Ladder: AMs

Box 5, Folder 19

"A Tree Telling of Orpheus," "To go by the Asters and breathe," AMs's

Box 5, Folder 20

Poetry: drafts/notes

Box 5, Folder 21

Poetry: drafts

Box 5, Folder 22

Poetry: drafts

Box 5, Folder 23

Poetry: drafts

Box 5, Folder 24

Poetry: drafts (with correspondence to Mitch Goodman)

Box 5, Folder 25

Poetry: drafts (photocopies)

Box 5, Folder 26

Poetry: drafts and notes

Box 7, Folder 6

Poetry notes/drafts

Box 5, Folder 27

Miscellaneous notes

Box 5, Folder 28

TMs: "Mass for the Day of St. Thomas Didymus"

Box 5, Folder 29

Prose writing: "The Truth and Life of Myth in Poetry"

Box 5, Folder 30

Prose writing: "For Four years of the War I was a nurse..."

Box 5, Folder 31

Lecture: "Poetry and Crisis," Vassar College, March 1967

Box 5, Folder 32

Lectures on poetry: notes

Box 5, Folder 33

Lectures on poetry: notes

Box 5, Folder 34

Lectures on poetry: notes

Box 5, Folder 35

Notes and correspondence re. "Myth in Literature and Religion"

Box 6, Folder 1

Levertov autobiography: "One Summer Evening"

Box 6, Folder 2

Notes on other poets

Box 6, Folder 3

Levertov corrections for unknown Sandy Gregor manuscript

Box 6, Folder 4

Levertov corrections: unknown poets

Box 6, Folder 5

Poems by others

Box 7, Folder 4

"Tajimara," Levertov translation of Juan Garcia Ponce

 

Series 4. Personal Ephemera

Scope and Contents

Personal ephmera contains Levertov's diary, notebooks, broadsides, annual calendars, miscellaneous articles, contracts, and photographs.
Box 6, Folder 6

Denise Levertov Diary, ca. 1957

Box 6, Folder 7

Levertov notebook, re. Castle poems, ca. 1971

Box 6, Folder 8

Publications/Broadsides: "A Marigold from North Viet Nam," "Conversations in Moscow"

Box 6, Folder 9

"The Truth and Life of Myth in Poetry," by Robert Duncan (photocopy)

Box 6, Folder 10

Robert Duncan: Levertov speech and notes.

Box 6, Folder 11

Miscellaneous artwork (artist unknown)

Box 6, Folder 12

Partisan Review

Box 6, Folder 13

Levertov ephemera: 1956 passport

Box 6, Folder 14

Levertov address book

Box 6, Folder 15

Photographs

Box 6, Folder 16

Miscellaneous articles

Box 6, Folder 17

Miscellaneous articles, broadsides, documents

Box 6, Folder 18

Mademoiselle Magazine, 1958: "Two poems by Denise Levertov"

Box 6, Folder 19

Levertov "Year Book," undated

Box 6, Folder 20

Denise Levertov notebook, ca. 1967

Box 6, Folder 21

Mitch Goodman, financial documents, 1952

Box 7, Folder 2

Levertov: "Statement of Plans," 1961/1962

Box 7, Folder 7

Miscellaneous notes

Box 7, Folder 8

Miscellaneous documents/broadsides

Box 7, Folder 9

New Directions publishing contracts