Preliminary Inventory to the Toby Olson Papers, 1970-2000

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Preliminary Inventory to the Toby Olson Papers, 1970-2000

Collection number: M1296

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
2002
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Toby Olson Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1970-2000
Collection number: M1296
Creator: Olson, Toby.
Extent: 30 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Manuscript drafts, proofs, notes, correspondence, and publications.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Access restricted until processing is completed. Please check with the department.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

Toby Olson Papers. M1296. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2002

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Manuscript drafts, proofs, notes, correspondence, and publications.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Hamady, Walter.
Sorrentino, Gil.
Taggart, John.
Tarn, Nathaniel.
American literature--20th century.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Seaview Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First and second drafts ; A draft with notes ; Final draft ; Letter: Bernard Hoepffner, regarding French translation
Box 1

The Life of Jesus Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First draft, with roughs and notes ; Rough manuscript ; Third draft ; Proof
Box 2

At Sea Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First called "Angle of Repose," then "Certain Women". Various drafts ; Research materials
Box 2

Tampico and Write Letter to Billy Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Various drafts and notes ; Some false starts
Box 3

Dorit [Opera] Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Drafts ; Materials ; Programs ; Reviews
Box 3

Chihuahua [Opera] Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and notes
Box 3

The Bitter Half Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and notes
Box 3

Poetry manuscripts and revisions Accession no. 2001-267

Box 3

Susanna Styron movie correspondence and her screenplay Accession no. 2001-267

Box 3

Gale Research autobiography correspondence Accession no. 2001-267

Box 4

Dorit in Lesbos Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First draft ; Notes and research materials ; Raw, early manuscript material ; Second and third drafts ; Proof and edited manuscript ; Final manuscript ; Poem copies
Box 4

Diane Wakoski: Symposium [edited by Olson] Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and materials ; Wakoski correspondence
Box 5

The Woman Who Escaped From Shame Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First and second drafts ; Notes ; Third draft ; Other drafts and revisions ; Some correspondence ; John Taggart Correspondence
Box 6

Manuscripts from Friends Accession no. 2001-267

Box 6

Correspondence Accession no. 2001-267

Box 7

Review of Contemporary Fiction: Barthelme/Olson Issue Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and materials
Box 7

Misc. Correspondence. Accession no. 2001-267

Box 7

Correspondence: Various Writers Accession no. 2001-267

Box 8

Correspondence, Editors Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Ellen Levine Literary Agency ; New Directions ; James Laughlin ; Jonathan Galassi ; John Glussman ; Alan Peacock
Box 8

Correspondence: Various Writers and Others Accession no. 2001-267

Box 9

At Sea [called Certain Women] Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and notes
Box 9

Human Nature Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and notes
Box 9

Tampico Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and notes
Box 10

At Sea Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Edited draft
Box 10

Write Letter to Billy Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First, second, third drafts, notes
Box 10

Unfinished Building Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Copyedited copy
Box 11

Walter Hamady correspondence Accession no. 2001-267

Box 12

Utah Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First draft ; Notes and materials ; Second and third drafts ; Copyedited manuscript ; Last draft, with some work ; Galleys
Box 13

The Bitter Half Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Notes
Box 13

Write Letter to Billy Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Copyedited proof ; Drafts and notes
Box 14

BOOKS Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Dorit in Lesbos ; Utah ; The Woman Who Escaped From Shame ; Seaview ; At Sea ; The Life of Jesus ; Write Letter to Billy ; We Are the Fire ; Human Nature ; Unfinished Buildinq ; Changing Appearance ; Home ; The Florence Poems ; Vectors ; City ; The Hawk-Foot Poems ; Writing Talks ; Standard--4, Aviator Press [broadside] ; Anima [off-print of poems]
Box 14

Magazines Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Center #6 ; Philadelphia magazine, Nov. 1986 ; Inquirer magazine, July, 1993 ; Margins [Diane Wakoski Symposium 1/2/3, 1976 ; New Directions #29 ; New Directions #35 ; New Directions #40 ; Loves, Etc. ; Inside Outer Space ; Boundary 2, 1980 ; Intrepid Anthology, 1976 ; The Paris Review #99 ; The American Experience: A Radical Reader, 1970 ; Contemporary American Fiction, 1983 ; Caterpillar #5 ; New Letters, 1981-82 ; Sumac, 1971 ; Handbook #111 ; The Falcon#4 ; Stations #2 ; Mulch #1 ; Occurrence #6 ; The Gettysburg Review, Vol.2 #1 ; The Painted Bride, Vol. 3 #2 ; The Painted Bride, Vol. 4 #1 ; The Painted Bride, 1975-1993 ; The Painted Bride #45 ; Sumac: An Active Anthology, 1974 ; Perfect Lies ; The review of Contemporary Fiction [Barthelme/Olson issue] ; Washington Square #6 ; Colorado Review #2, Fall, 1992 ; Colorado Review #1, 1999 ; Denver Quarterly, Vol. 34 #4, 2000 ; Conjunctions #3 ; Conjuctions #13 ; Conjunctions #28 ;
Box 1

Miscellaneous letters -113 Accession no. 2002-010

Box 1

Letters: Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

Walter Hamady -38, John Taggart -15, Gil Sorrentino -17, Nathaniel Tarn -16
Box 1

Letters, Reviews, etc.: related to the following: Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

We Are the Fire and The Wrestlers and Other Poems ; The Florence Poems and Unfinished Building ; The Life of Jesus ; Write Letter to Billy ; Seaview ; The Woman Who Escaped From Shame ; Dorit In Lesbos ; Utah ; Dorit (opera)
Box 1

Other Materials Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

Grants and Fellowships ; Reading Trips ; Royalty Statements
Box 2

Reviews Accession no. 2002-010

Box 2

PEN/Faulkner Award materials Accession no. 2002-010

Box 2

Some magazine publications Accession no. 2002-010

Box 3

Magazine Publications Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

Revision Pages: Writer Letter to Billy Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

Proof: Unfinished Building Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

Proof: "Reading" Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

Revision pages: Human Nature Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

Revision pages: "Seeing Duchamp" [essay] Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

Libretto, review program: "Chihuahua" Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

The Occidental Review, edited by Olson in Undergraduate school at Occidental Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

Two issues
Box 5

Broadsides Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

"Another Popular Song" ; "Tools" ; "Just This" ; "from Home" ; "From El Monte" ; :A Very Cold Day" ; "The Trumpet Vine" ; "Cold House" [Perishable Press] ; "Priorities" [post card] ; "A Kind of Psychology" [post card]
Box 5

CD: "Birdsongs" Accession no. 2002-010

Box 5

CD: "Three Songs From Home" Accession no. 2002-010

Box 5

Tape: Olson Reading Home Accession no. 2002-010

Box 5

Books Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

La Vida de Jesus [translation of The Life of Jesus] ; Seaview [English Publication] ; Seaview, U.S.A. [French translation] ; Sitting in Guesvik. Black Mesa press. ; Reading. Friend of Typography. ; Tow Standards. Salient Seedling Press. ; Still/Quiet. Landlocked Press. ; Aesthetics. Membrane Press. ; Pig/s Book. Dr. Generosity press. ; The Wrestlers and Other Poems. Barlenmir House.
Box 5

Books: the perishable press Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

Fishing ; BirdSongs ; Maps ; The Pool ; Worms into Nails ; Doctor Miriam ; The Brand ; Three and One
Box 6

A few magazine publications Accession no. 2002-010

Box 6

Card Catalogue of all publications: 1965-1987 Accession no. 2002-010

Box 6

Dorit [chamber opera]: tape and libretto Accession no. 2002-010

Box 6

Chihuahua [chamber opera]: tape and libretto Accession no. 2002-010

Box 6

CD: Olson reading, 10-6-01, Woodland Patterns, Milwaukee Accession no. 2002-010

Box 6

TAPE: musical pieces: Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

Reading [short story] ; Facing [poem] ; John Leonard NPR review of Dorit in Lesbos ; NPR interview with Epstein and Olson, re. Dorit [opera]
Box 6

Photographs Accession no. 2002-010

Box 7

Correspondence Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

Includes important letter from Denise Levertov re her divorce
Box 8

Untitled : typescript poems,1966 - 1973 Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript
Box 8

Unfinished business : poems / by Toby Olson, ca. 1990 Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript
Box 8

We are the fire : a selection of poem, 1970 - 1984 / by Toby Olson, ca. 1984 Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript
Box 8

Untitled : typescript poems,1967 - 1985 Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript
Box 8

Untitled : typescript poems,1972 - 1973 ; n.d. Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript
Box 8

Untitled : typescript poems,1972 - 1985 Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript
Box 8

The sky is a big circle, and we are in the center, safe / by Toby Olson, n.d. Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript