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Series 1 Biographical Materials 1968-1990

Scope and Contents

Fellowship applications; teaching position applications; and materials related to job search. Correspodence regarding tenure positions, guest editorship and authoring book.
box-folder 6:30

University of Virginia - tenure decision; etc. 1968-1975

box-folder 6:26

Fellowship applications and correspondence 1971-1990

box-folder 6:31

Job Hunting 1976-1982

box-folder 3:21

Ploughshares - guest editorship correspondence 1980-1981 undated

box-folder 6:33

UC Davis - tenure correspondence 1982-1983

box-folder 6:29

Harvard correspondence - proposed long term book 1989 - 1990

 

Series 2 Works by Williamson circa 1960-1997

Scope and Contents

Arranged in five subseries: Poems, Plays, Short Stories, Writing Notebooks, and Other Works.
 

Subseries 2.1 Poems circa 1960-1975

Scope and Contents

Arranged in five subseries: Undergraduate Poems, Graduate School Poems, Later Graduate School Poems, Charlottesville Poems, and Other Poems.
 

Subseries 2.1.1 Undergraduate Poems circa 1960-1964

Physical Description: 34 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
The poems are undated but were written circa 1960-1964 during Williamson's undergraduate years.
box-folder 1:1

"Adam Descending" undated

box-folder 1:2

"Ambivalences in March," "Rot at Solstice" undated

box-folder 1:3

"Autumnal" undated

box-folder 1:4

"Ballad" undated

box-folder 1:5

"Bastards were frequent..." undated

box-folder 1:6

"Before I spoke..." undated

box-folder 1:7

"Births and Deaths" undated

box-folder 1:8

"The Closing of the Aragon Ballroom" undated

box-folder 1:9

"Collage" undated

box-folder 1:10

"Corona" undated

box-folder 1:11

"Easter Morning" undated

box-folder 1:12

"Elegy" undated

box-folder 1:13

"Firenze" undated

box-folder 1:14

"In Memory of Robinson Jeffers" undated

box-folder 1:15

"In the night of dying stars" undated

box-folder 1:16

"Laid waste my harvest" undated

Scope and Contents

draft
box-folder 1:17

"Memory and Belief" undated

box-folder 1:18

"Music for Karen's Wedding" undated

box-folder 1:19

"Night Watch" undated

box-folder 1:20

"Now is spun forth...." undated

box-folder 1:21

"Poem," "Inscription in January" undated

box-folder 1:22

"The Renewal" undated

box-folder 1:23

"Restaurant" undated

box-folder 1:24

Rilke translations undated

box-folder 1:25

"The Ruins" undated

box-folder 1:26

"Sacred Vertigo" undated

box-folder 1:27

"Slow / Movements" undated

box-folder 1:28

"Summer" undated

box-folder 1:29

"Thunderhead in August" undated

box-folder 1:30

"To a Discordant Beach" undated

box-folder 1:31

"Le Tombeau d'Arthur Rimbaud" undated

box-folder 1:32

"Walking and Vision" undated

box-folder 1:33

"Wedding Song" undated

box-folder 1:34

"The Winter Loves" undated

 

Subseries 2.1.2 Graduate School Poems circa 1964-1969

Physical Description: 27 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
The poems are undated but were written circa 1964-1969 during Williamson's graduate school years.
box-folder 1:35

"Autumn Clarity" undated

box-folder 1:36

"Beelzebub on the First of September" undated

box-folder 1:37

"The Cripple's House" undated

box-folder 1:38

"Dark of the Moon" undated

box-folder 1:39

"The Dead Bride" undated

box-folder 1:40

"The Death of the Janitor" undated

box-folder 1:41

"The Duelists" undated

box-folder 1:42

"During a Summer Rain" undated

box-folder 1:43

"Good Friday Riding Westward" undated

box-folder 1:44

"Houses in Summer" undated

box-folder 1:45

"Jo and Geoffrey in the Churchyard" undated

box-folder 1:46

"Journey After Illness" undated

box-folder 1:47

"Journeys" undated

box-folder 1:48

"The Judgments of Dawn" undated

box-folder 1:49

"Laurie" undated

box-folder 1:50

"Moulting Weather" undated

box-folder 1:51

"My Grandmother's Death" undated

box-folder 1:52

"Nostalgia (Ungaretti)" undated

box-folder 1:53

"Nympholepsy: Chicago" undated

box-folder 1:54

"Ode to Henry Thoreau" undated

box-folder 1:55

"On the Huron Avenue Bus" undated

box-folder 1:56

"A Premature Elegy for Mr. Auden" undated

box-folder 1:57

"The Rebuildings" undated

box-folder 1:58

"Spring Litany" undated

box-folder 1:59

"Spring Studies 2: The Radios" undated

box-folder 1:60

"Ulro: Night at M.I.T." undated

box-folder 1:61

"Walk Now, and Note the Lover's Death" undated

 

Subseries 2.1.3 Later Graduate School Poems circa 1966-1969

Physical Description: 24 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
box-folder 1:62

"All Through the Night" undated

box-folder 1:63

"April 5, 1968" undated

box-folder 1:64

"Aubade, Reconstructed in Tranquility" undated

box-folder 1:65

"Chicago April" undated

box-folder 1:66

"Clara Is A Stained-Glass Window" undated

box-folder 1:67

"A Classroom on the Tenth Floor" undated

box-folder 1:68

"The Confessional (after Baudelaire)" undated

box-folder 1:69

"During First Illness, 1956" undated

box-folder 1:70

"Family Happiness" undated

box-folder 1:71

"A First Night Away From Home" undated

box-folder 1:72

"Frizzled John Dryden" undated

box-folder 1:73

"Hammond Street Twilights" undated

box-folder 1:74

"A Hypothetical Letter" undated

box-folder 1:75

"An Illustration from the Ramayana" undated

box-folder 1:76

"Life After Birth, Sex After Marriage" undated

box-folder 1:77

"Matins in Avignon" undated

box-folder 1:78

"Robert Lowell In Cathedra" undated

box-folder 1:79

"The Second of May" undated

box-folder 1:80

"A Suicide Letter for Gerard de Nerval" undated

box-folder 1:81

"Sunday Hangover in Cambridge" undated

box-folder 1:82

"Tetanus" undated

box-folder 1:83

"313 Founders Hall" undated

box-folder 1:84

"Van Gogh's Asylum" undated

box-folder 1:85

"War in the Valley of Vision: Christmas 1967" undated

 

Subseries 2.1.4 Charlottesville Poems circa 1969-1975

Physical Description: 31 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
The poems are undated but were written circa 1969-1975 during Williamson's time in Charlottesville, Virginia.
box-folder 1:86

"Bernini's Proserpine" undated

box-folder 1:87

"C., Again" undated

box-folder 1:88

"Cambridge 1964" undated

box-folder 1:89

"A Career: Matisse" undated

box-folder 1:90

"Customs of the Barbarians" undated

box-folder 1:91

"Dirty Old Teacher Poem" undated

box-folder 1:92

"Dream Without End" undated

box-folder 1:93

"The First Spring Nights" undated

box-folder 1:94

"Friends Who Have Failed" undated

box-folder 1:95

"The Hotel with a View of the Jungfrau" undated

box-folder 1:96

"If, on Your First Love's Wedding Day" undated

box-folder 1:97

"In the Town Of Springhill, Nova Scotia" undated

box-folder 1:98

"Interior with Seated Woman" undated

box-folder 1:99

"Intruder" undated

box-folder 1:100

"Last Autumn in Charlottesville" undated

box-folder 1:101

"Late Words to C." undated

box-folder 1:102

"Letter from Ravenna" undated

box-folder 1:103

"Mirror-Portrait" undated

box-folder 1:104

"The Mountains" undated

box-folder 1:105

"The Muse of Distance" undated

box-folder 1:106

"A Progress of the Soul" undated

box-folder 1:107

"A Prologue" undated

box-folder 1:108

"The Revolution Comes to Charlottesville, Va." undated

box-folder 1:109

"Secrets" undated

box-folder 1:110

"The Seventies" undated

box-folder 1:111

"Spring Trains" undated

box-folder 1:112

"Temporary Earth" undated

box-folder 1:113

"To Think of Sex in America" undated

box-folder 1:114

"Trois Gymnopedies" undated

box-folder 1:115

"Twelfth Night and the Power Failure" undated

box-folder 1:116

"Young in New York" undated

 

Subseries 2.1.5 Other Poems 1960-1977

box-folder 3:2

Muse of Distance - excluded poems undated

box-folder 3:4

Published poems - Post Res Publica - pattern complicated undated

box-folder 3:5

Love and the Soul - rewritings; European poetry - Jeffers & some Taylor undated

box-folder 3:6

Muse of Distance - drafts of title poem undated

box-folder 3:7

Prose "Muse of Distance" undated

box-folder 3:8

"Muse of Distance" poems - Pre-California: Freud & If There Is; The Trees of the Forest; other poems and drafts 1977

box-folder 3:11

"Love and the Soul": with Paul Breslin's comments undated

box-folder 3:12

MSS - "Epilogue", "Listening to Puccini Again, After a Year", "Love and the Soul" undated

box-folder 3:13

New Poems undated

box-folder 3:14

"The Muse of Distance" - first collected copy undated

box-folder 3:15

"Res Publica" Part II - drafts undated

box-folder 3:16

"Presence" - early versions undated

box-folder 3:17

"Res Publica" - Part I - drafts, tables of contents, friends' critiques undated

box-folder 3:22

"Muse of Distance" - correspondence with Knopf undated

box-folder 4:1

Recitation undated

box-folder 4:2

"Requited Love" and "Travelling in Marriage" undated

box-folder 4:4

Later "Love and the Soul" poems - drafts undated

box-folder 4:5

"Love and the Soul" undated

box-folder 6:13

Newspaper Clippings - story behind poem "Dreams of Sacrifice" 1968

box-folder 6:17

Poetry manuscripts 1960-1962

box-folder 6:19

Poetry manuscripts 1964-1970

 

Subseries 2.2 Plays 1962-1966

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
box-folder 1:117

"The Marble Lovers" 1966

box-folder 1:118

"A Passion" 1962

box-folder 1:119

"Quetzalcoatl" 1963

box-folder 6:14

Sophomore Class Night Play (Harvard 1962) 1962

 

Subseries 2.3 Short Stories 1961-1964

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
box-folder 1:120

"The Attempt" 1961

box-folder 1:121

"Proserpine" 1964

Scope and Contents

drafts
box-folder 1:122

"The Return" 1961

Scope and Contents

page proofs, never printed
box-folder 1:123

"Two Days Across the Tracks" 1962

 

Subseries 2.4 Writing Notebooks 1964-1999

Scope and Contents

Arranged chronologically.
box-folder 6:23

Writing Notebook - Europe (Summer) 1964

box-folder 2:1

1968-1969

box-folder 2:2

Charlottesville 1970-1975

box-folder 2:3

Charlottesville and Europe 1974-1976

box-folder 2:4

Europe and Cambridge 1975-1978

box-folder 2:5

1976-1977

box-folder 2:6

1977-1978

box-folder 2:7

1977-1979

box-folder 2:8

1978-1981

box-folder 2:9

1980-1981

box-folder 2:10

1980-1982

box-folder 2:11

1981

box-folder 2:12

1983 Fall

box-folder 2:13

1984-1985

box-folder 2:14

1984-1985

box-folder 2:15

1985

box-folder 2:16

1985-1986

box-folder 2:17

1986

box-folder 2:18

1986

box-folder 2:19

1986

box-folder 2:20

1986

box-folder 2:21

1986-1987

box-folder 2:22

1986-1988

box-folder 2:23

1987

box-folder 2:24

1987-1988

box-folder 2:25

1987-1989

box-folder 2:26

1988

box-folder 2:27

1988 Summer

box-folder 2:28

1988-1989

box-folder 2:29

1989

box-folder 2:30

1989

box-folder 2:31

1989

box-folder 2:32

late 1980s

box-folder 2:33

late 1980s-early 1990s

box-folder 2:34

1990

box-folder 2:35

1990

box-folder 2:36

1990

box-folder 2:37

1990-1991

box-folder 2:38

1990-1993

box-folder 2:39

1991

box-folder 2:40

1992

box-folder 2:41

1992

box-folder 2:42

1992

box-folder 2:43

1992 Fall

box-folder 2:44

1992 October 17

box-folder 2:45

1992-1993

box-folder 2:46

1993

box-folder 2:47

1995

box-folder 2:48

1995

box-folder 2:49

1995

box-folder 2:50

1995

box-folder 2:51

1995

box-folder 2:52

1996

box-folder 2:53

1996

box-folder 2:54

1996-1998

box-folder 2:55

1997

box-folder 2:56

1997

box-folder 2:57

1997

 

Subseries 2.5 Other Works 1977-1996

Scope and Contents

Essays and coursework from high school, college, and graduate school. Reviews and translations.
box-folder 3:1

Hart Crane 1984 undated

box-folder 3:3

Mac Dowell - submission charts 1989

box-folder 3:9

Larkin Essay undated

box-folder 3:10

Lowell - Essay and Memoir undated

box-folder 3:18

Eloquence and "Mere Life" - drafts undated

box-folder 3:19

Pulitzer Prize 1996

box-folder 3:20

Tate Essay and correspondence - articles, notes, and "Language Against Itself" undated

box-folder 4:3

Palfom - Table of Contents undated

box-folder 4:6

Reviews and Essays - Charlottesville years undated

box-folder 4:7

College course papers - undergraduate undated

box-folder 4:8-9

Graduate School - course papers undated

box-folder 6:15

College & High School Essays undated

box-folder 6:16

Play "Cottonwood Leaves" and other High School writings (1958) 1958

box-folder 6:18

Statement for grad poetry workshop, Univ. of Virginia undated

box-folder 6:20

Essay version of "Pity the Monsters" with comments by David Perkins 1966 -1967

box-folder 6:21

Freshman year novel with comments by Isabel Satterthwaite 1961

box-folder 6:22

Fiction Attempts 1960

box-folder 6:24

"Looking for Buddhism in India" - unpublished essay 2004

box-folder 6:25

Pulitzer Prize nominating jury notes 1999

box-folder 6:27

Harvard University Press - correspondence and press clippings on "Introspection and Contemporary Poetry" 1978 - 1985 undated

box-folder 6:28

Background material for "Introspection and Contemporary Poetry" undated

box-folder 6:32

Interview with Gary Snyder for Poetry Foundation undated

box-folder 6:34

Montale Essay and notes from Claire Huffman's class 1977

box-folder 6:35

"The Divided Image" - original draft of Djuna Barnes paper. First published essay and comments by Guy Davenport undated

box-folder 6:36

Translations of French Poet Andre Marissel undated

box-folder 6:38

Reviews 1970 - 1980

 

Series 3 Correspondence 1963-2010

Scope and Contents

Contains Williamson's incoming and outgoing literary correspondence which discusses publication of his work.
Arranged into three subseries: Outgoing, Incoming, and Pity the Monsters book.
 

Subseries 3.1 Outgoing 1968-1975

Physical Description: 18 folders

Scope and Contents

Contains originals and carbon copy letters that Williamson sent to journals, magazines and publishers. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
box-folder 1:124

American Poetry Review 1975 July 20

box-folder 1:125

Follett Publishing Company 1971 June 30

box-folder 1:126

Gibson, Margaret 1974 February 24

box-folder 1:127

Houghton Mifflin Company 1972 August 5

box-folder 1:128

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 June 11

box-folder 1:129

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 June 24

box-folder 1:130

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 July 7

box-folder 1:131

Houghton Mifflin Company 1975 May 26

box-folder 1:132

Kayak 1975 January 25

box-folder 1:133

Alfred Knopf Inc. 1975 July 25

box-folder 1:134

New Yorker 1971 October 8

box-folder 1:135

New Yorker 1972 January 3

box-folder 1:136

New Yorker 1972 February 20

box-folder 1:137

New Yorker 1974 September 15

box-folder 1:138

Shenandoah 1974 May 10

box-folder 1:139

Tri-Quarterly 1968 September 16

box-folder 1:140

Viking Press 1975 February 24

box-folder 1:141

Yale University Press 1974 April 14

 

Subseries 3.2 Incoming 1963-2010

Physical Description: 107 folders

Scope and Contents

Contains letters from magazines, journals, and publishers discussing publication of Williamson's work. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
box-folder 1:142

Ackermann, Joan 1975 August 15

box-folder 1:143

American Book Review 1978 September 19

box-folder 1:144

American Poetry Review 1973 November 14

box-folder 1:145

American Poetry Review 1973 December 28

box-folder 1:146

American Poetry Review 1974 January 16

box-folder 1:147

American Poetry Review 1975 July 8

box-folder 1:148

Atlantic Monthly 1965 January 22

box-folder 1:149

Atlantic Monthly 1969 August 27

box-folder 1:150

Atheneum 1974 October 11

box-folder 1:151

Carroll, Paul 1971 November 5

box-folder 1:152

Carroll, Paul 1972 April 6

box-folder 1:153

Chelsea 1968 April 6

box-folder 1:154

Chelsea undated

box-folder 1:155

Critique 1963 October 2

box-folder 1:156

Doubleday 1973 September 7

box-folder 1:157

Doubleday 1973 December 11

box-folder 1:158

Faber and Faber Ltd. 1964 June 24

box-folder 1:159

Falmouth Review of Literature 1967 March 27

box-folder 1:160

Falmouth Review of Literature 1967 May 8

box-folder 1:161

Farrar, Straus Giroux 1971 September 29

box-folder 1:162

Farrar, Straus Giroux 1973 February 23

box-folder 1:163

Farrar, Straus Giroux 1978 July 27

box-folder 1:164

Follett Publishing Company 1971 January 19

box-folder 1:165

Follett Publishing Company 1971 May 4

box-folder 1:166

Follett Publishing Company 1971 August 10

box-folder 1:167

Follett Publishing Company 1971 September 13

box-folder 1:168

Follett Publishing Company 1972 July 27

box-folder 1:169

Gibson, Margaret 1974 February 8

box-folder 1:170

David R. Godine 1972 October 5

box-folder 1:171

David R. Godine 1973 June 5

box-folder 1:172

David R. Godine 1981 June 10

box-folder 1:173

Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1981 November 23

box-folder 1:174

Houghton Mifflin Company 1972 April 13

box-folder 1:175

Houghton Mifflin Company 1972 July 18

box-folder 1:176

Houghton Mifflin Company 1972 September 7

box-folder 1:177

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 June 3

box-folder 1:178

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 June 19

box-folder 1:179

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 June 28

box-folder 1:180

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 July 10

box-folder 1:181

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 December 17

box-folder 1:182

Houghton Mifflin Company 1975 July 14

box-folder 1:183

Kayak 1974 December 19

box-folder 1:184

Kayak 1975 June 4

box-folder 1:185

Kenyon Review undated

box-folder 1:186

Alfred A. Knopf Inc. undated

box-folder 1:187

Alfred A. Knopf undated

box-folder 1:188

McCann, Richard 1974 April 20

box-folder 1:189

New American Review undated

box-folder 1:190

New Directions Publishing Corporation 1976 October 6

box-folder 1:191

New Review 1974 June 19

box-folder 1:192

New Yorker 1971 February 23

box-folder 1:193

New Yorker 1971 September 22

box-folder 1:194

New Yorker 1971 October 1

box-folder 1:195

New Yorker 1971 October 15

box-folder 1:196

New Yorker 1971 December 30

box-folder 1:197

New Yorker 1972 January 21

box-folder 1:198

New Yorker 1972 February 15

box-folder 1:199

New Yorker 1972 February 29

box-folder 1:200

New Yorker 1973 September 11

box-folder 1:201

New Yorker 1973 September 21

box-folder 1:202

New Yorker 1974 February 12

box-folder 1:203

New Yorker 1974 December 10

box-folder 1:204

New Yorker 1974 December 19

box-folder 1:205

New Yorker 1975 January 15

box-folder 1:206

New Yorker undated

box-folder 1:207

W.W. Norton Company 1980 July 3

box-folder 1:208

Partisan Review 1972 August 22

box-folder 1:209

Partisan Review 1973 February 1

box-folder 1:210

Poetry 1978 March 30

box-folder 1:211

Poetry 1971 October 1

box-folder 1:212

Poetry 1972 May 11

box-folder 1:213

Poetry 1978 June 12

box-folder 1:214

Poetry 1978 August 2

box-folder 1:215

Poetry 1979 February 2

box-folder 1:216

Poetry 1979 June 20

box-folder 1:217

Poetry undated

box-folder 1:218

Prairie Schooner 1970 October 31

box-folder 1:219

Princeton University Press 1976 January 9

box-folder 1:220

Quarterly Review of Literature 1971 January 26

box-folder 1:221

Quarterly Review of Literature 1974 November 23

box-folder 1:222

Quarterly Review of Literature undated

box-folder 1:223

Quarterly Review of Literature undated

box-folder 1:224

Quest 1967 September 28

box-folder 1:225

Quest 1967 October 25

box-folder 1:226

Sewanee Review 1976 December 9

box-folder 1:227

Sewanee Review 1977 March 2

box-folder 1:228

Shenandoah 1969 November 1

box-folder 1:229

Shenandoah 1969 December 27

box-folder 1:230

Shenandoah 1970 January 7

box-folder 1:231

Shenandoah 1973 September 26

box-folder 1:232

Shenandoah 1973 November 19

box-folder 1:233

Shenandoah 1974 May 15

box-folder 1:234

Shenandoah 1974 July 6

box-folder 1:235

Shenandoah 1974 July 22

box-folder 1:236

Shenandoah 1978 October 24

box-folder 1:237

Tri-Quarterly 1968 June 21

box-folder 1:238

University of Georgia Press 1976 March 23

box-folder 1:239

University of Massachusetts Press 1978 February 16

box-folder 1:240

University of Massachusetts Press 1981 March 6

box-folder 1:241

Viking Press Inc. 1975 March 4

box-folder 1:242

Viking Press Inc. 1975 May 15

box-folder 1:243

Virginia Quarterly Review 1970 April 23

box-folder 1:244

Wesleyan University Press 1972 February 4

box-folder 1:245

Wesleyan University Press 1979 July 6

box-folder 1:246

Yale Review 1971 June 17

box-folder 1:247

Yale University Press 1974 April?

box-folder 1:248

Unidentified undated

box-folder 5:1

Letters from Daniel Albright 1973-1983

box-folder 5:2

Letters from Debra Allbery 1987-2004

box-folder 5:3

Letters from James Atlas 1974-2001

box-folder 5:4

Letters from George Baldessin 1976-1977

box-folder 5:5

Letters from April Bernard 1978-1984

box-folder 5:6

Letters from Frank Bidart 1972-1975

box-folder 5:7

Letters from Yves Bonnefoy 1975

box-folder 5:8

Letters from Paul Breslin 1965-1993

box-folder 5:9

Letters from Kenneth Burke 1969-1972

box-folder 5:10

Letters from Bradford Cook undated

box-folder 5:11

Letter from John Ashbery undated

box-folder 5:12

Letters from Jeff Clark 1994

box-folder 5:13

Letters from Albert Cook 1978-1983

box-folder 5:14

Letters from Alfred Corn 19781990

box-folder 5:15

Letters from Clayton Eshleman 1976-1989

box-folder 5:16

Letters from David Ferry 1993-1995

box-folder 5:17

Letters from Robert Fitzgerald 1975-1981

box-folder 5:18

Letters from Jonathan Galassi 1977-2000

box-folder 5:19

Letters from Courtenay Graham 1970

box-folder 5:20

Letters from Jorie Graham 1988 undated

box-folder 5:21

Letters from Allen Grossman 1982-1986

box-folder 5:22

Letters from Rachel Hadas 1981-1990

box-folder 5:23

Letters from Donald Hall 1980-2006

box-folder 5:24

Letters from Mark Halliday 1981 1989

box-folder 5:25

Letters from Patricia Hampi 1987

box-folder 5:26

Letters from William Harmon 1978-1988

box-folder 5:27

Letters from Brooks Haxton 1997 2001

box-folder 5:28

Letters from Seamus Heaney 1983

box-folder 5:29

Letters from Peter Klappert 1976

box-folder 5:30

Letters from Mary Leader 1990-1997

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Letters from John Logan 1981

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Letters from Robert Lowell 1969-1973

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Letters from Scott McLean 1988-1998

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Letters from Andre Marissel 1968-1979

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Letters from Jack Marshall 1987-2000

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Letters from J.D. McClatchy 1980-1988

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Letters from Heather McHugh 1988-1996

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Letters from James McMichael 1980-2004

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Letters from Sandra McPherson 1983-1984

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Letters from Jane Mead 1995-2002

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Letter from James Merrill undated

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Letters from W.S. Merwin 1998-1999

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Letter from John Morgan undated

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Letters from Gregory Orr 1978-2001

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Letters from David Perkins 1968-2010

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Letters from Robert Pinsky 1975-2002

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Letter from John Reck 1988

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Letters from James Richardson 1984 1988

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Letters from Kennith Rosen 1989-1992

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Letters from Alfred and Isabel Satterthwaite 1963-1989

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Letters from Alan Shapiro 1987 1996

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Letters from Robert Shaw 1971-1974

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Letters from Charles Simic undated

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Letters from Tom Sleigh 1989-2000

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Letters from Louis Simpson 1984

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Letters from Gary Snyder 1988-2003

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Letter from Gary Soto 1984

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Letters from Mark Strand 1981 undated

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Letters from Jonathan Strong 1981 1983

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Letters from Joel Sunderman 1962-1966

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Letters from Elizabeth Tallent 1989-1995

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Letters from Allen Tate 1976

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Letters from Eleanor Ross Taylor 1977-2004

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Letters from Peter Taylor 1972-1991

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Letters from Imants Tillers 1976-1977

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Letters from Richard Tillinghast 1968-2001

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Letters from Jean Valentine 1970 - 2000

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Letters from Helen Vendler 1997 undated

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Letters from Ellen Bryant Voigt 1991 - 1995 undated

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Letters from Diane Wakoski 1970 - 1994

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Letters from Michael Watterlord 1972 - 1974 undated

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Letter from Brom Weber 1984

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Letters from Joe Wenderoth 1993 - 1997 undated

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Letters from Richard Wertime 1961-2004

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Letters from Ruth Whitman 1965 - 1974

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Letters from Michele Wyrebek 1991 - 1996 undated

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Letters from Stephen Yenser 1993 - 1994

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Subseries 3.3 Pity the Monsters book 1973-1981

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Contents

Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, primarily with Yale University Press, concerning the publication of Williamson's book, Pity the Monsters: The Political Vision of Robert Lowell .
 

Series 4 Works by Others 1964-1989

Scope and Contents

Contains manuscripts of Frank Bidart, Richard Wertime and Richard Tillinghast, friends of Williamson. Organized into three subseries: Frank Bidart, Richard Wertime and Richard Tillinghast.
 

Subseries 4.1 Bidart, Frank 1964-1989

Physical Description: 20 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
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The Book of the Body 1975

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"California Plush" 1969

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"Dark Night" undated

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"Desertion" 1964

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"The First Hour of the Night" 1989

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"For Mary Ann Youngren" 1980

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"Genesis 1-2:4" 1982

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Golden State 1969

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Golden State 1971 May

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Golden State 1971 November

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"Guilty of Dust" undated

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"In Memoriam John F. Kennedy" undated

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"In the Western Night" undated

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"Robert Lowell" 1979

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"The Sacrifice" 1982

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"The Sacrifice" undated

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"Temporary Order" 1965

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"To the Dead" undated

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Untitled late 1960s

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"The War of Vaslav Nijinsky" 1980

 

Subseries 4.2 Wertime, Richard circa 1966-1973

Physical Description: 9 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
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"At the Pool" undated

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"The Chinese Sword" undated

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"Good Fences" undated

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"The Hills of Soft Oblivion" undated

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"On the Outside Looking In" undated

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"Peter and the Wolf" undated

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"The Return" undated

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"Texaco" undated

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"A Wool Scarf from London" undated

 

Subseries 4.3 Tillinghast, Richard 1968-1982

Scope and Contents

Published and unpublished manuscripts.
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Richard Tillinghast (poet and Harvard friend) manuscripts, including never published collection of "Home Cooking" 1968-1982 undated