Inventory of the Larry Eigner Papers

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Inventory of the Larry Eigner Papers

Collection number: M0902

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
Summer, 2008
Encoded by:
Bill O'Hanlon
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Larry Eigner papers
Dates: 1937-1995
Collection number: M0902
Creator: Eigner, Larry, 1927-
Collection Size: 15.75 linear feet
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Personal papers through 1996, including all his poetry manuscripts arranged in sequence of composition by Eigner himself. Also literary and family correspondence, prose manuscripts, notebooks and juvenilia of Larry Eigner.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

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

Larry Eigner papers, M0902. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Richard M. and Beverly Eigner, 1996 and 1997. Accession numbers 1996-256, 1997-006, 1997-190.

Biography / Administrative History

American poet born in Swampscott, MA, Eigner was confined his entire life to a wheelchair as a result of cerebral palsy. Educated at home by his parents, he lived with them in Swampscott until 1978, when he moved to California. Eigner's writing reflects his special perspective on the world, developing a distinctive style to register his uniquely distanced vision of the world. His first volume of poetry From the Sustaining Air was published in 1953 by Robert Creeley. His steady productivity resulted in numerous subsequent collections, including, Another Time in Fragments (1967), Things Stirring/ Together/ or Far Away (1974), now there's-a-morning-hulk of the sky (1981), and Waters/Places/ A Time (1983). His short stories are collected in Farther North (1969) and his prose writings in Country/ Harbour/ Quiet/ Act/ Around: Selected Prose (1978) and Area/ Lights/ Heights: Selected Writings, 1954 -1989. His latest book of poetry is Windows/ Walls/ Yard/ Ways (1994), but at the time of his death he had just completed work on a new collection Readiness/ Enough/ Depends/ On, now forthcoming.

Scope and Content of Collection

The papers include the typescripts of all of Eigner's poetry, arranged in sequence by the author, many with holographic notations by Eigner. Also included is correspondence to Eigner arranged alphabetically by the correspondent's name. Major correspondents include from Cid Corman, Clayton Eshleman, Arthur McFarland, James Weil, Douglas Woolf, and many others. There are also copies of some of Eigner's return correspondence.

Arrangement

Boxes #1 through #7 contain materials documenting Larry Eigner?s poetical works. These papers are arranged in the sequences Eigner himself devised and used. The papers consist predominantly of photocopy and carbon copies of typescripts, the originals of which are in the University of Kansas Library. Many of these copies do, however, have holographic notations, most of which are extremely difficult to read. There are some original manuscript works included, also with notations. Boxes #8 through #12 contain letters to Eigner arranged alphabetically by the correspondent?s name. Larger and more important files are from Cid Corman, Clayton Eshleman, Arthur McFarland, James Weil, and Douglas Woolf. Occasional copies of Eigner?s own letters are present and noted. The major exception to this pattern is the McFarland file which includes Eigner?s original correspondence to McFarland. Boxes 13-20 comprise the rest of the material from the original 1996 accession. Additional material from later accessions are found in Boxes 21-31.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Andrews, Bruce.
Charters, Sam.
Collom, Jack.
Corman, Cid.
Costley, Bill.
Fox, Hugh.
Fry, Fred R.
Gannick, Peter.
Grenier, Robert.
Hemensley, Kris.
Henny, Laurence.
Inman, Terence.
Koller, Jim.
MacLow, Jackson.
Martin, John.
Mazonson, Anne.
McClure, Michael.
Montgomery, Stuart.
Peabody, Richard.
Sorrentino, Gil.
Taggart, John.
Tyson, Montgomery.
Waylen, Christopher.
American literature--20th century.
Poets.


Container List

 

Series 1 Poetical Work Materials

Box 1, Folders 1-5

File #1: Poems labeled by Eigner #1 -110 / (1950 -1953

Physical Description: approx 120 pp also 8 misc. unnumbered poems.
Box 1, Folders 6-9

File #2: Poems labeled by Eigner (2) - (k) (Fall 1953 - May 1955)

Physical Description: approx 80 pp.
Box 1, Folders 10-13

File #3: Poems labeled by Eigner (L) - (Z) (June 1955 - Sept 1957)

Physical Description: approx 100 pp.
Box 2, Folders 1-5

File #4: Poems labeled by Eigner (12) - (9k) (1957 - Oct 1959)

Physical Description: approx 160pp.
Box 2, Folders 6-12

File #5: Poems labeled by Eigner (2L) - (10Z) (Oct 1959 - Jan 7, 1961)

Physical Description: approx 140pp.
Box 2, Folders 13-15

File #6: Poems labeled by Eigner (ab) - (ce) (Feb 8, 1961 - Feb 2, 1962)

Physical Description: approx 90pp.

Scope and Content Note

sorted by indices contained herein (D1-D8)
Box 3, Folders 1-5

File #6: Poems labeled by Eigner (d4) - (eq) (Feb 14, 1962 - June 6, 1965)

Physical Description: approx 90pp.

Scope and Content Note

sorted by indices contained herein (D1-D8)
Box 3, Folders 6-7

File #7: Poems labeled by Eigner (d5) - (ia) (March 29, 1964 - December 31, 1965)

Physical Description: approx 140pp.

Scope and Content Note

sorted by indices contained herein
Box 3, Folder 8

File #8: Poems labeled by Eigner (ia) - (ks) (January 1, - June 21, 1966)

Physical Description: approx 70pp.
Box 3, Folder 9

File #9: Poems labeled by Eigner #1-99 (June 29 - June 3, 1967) approx

Physical Description: 130pp.
Box 4, Folders 1-2

File #10: Poems labeled by Eigner #100 - 199 (June 19, 1967 - May 15, 1968)

Physical Description: approx 140pp.
Box 4, Folders 3-4

File #11: Poems labeled by Eigner #200 -299 (May 16, 1968 - March 28, 1969)

Physical Description: approx 140pp.
Box 4, Folders 5-6

File #12: Poems labeled by Eigner #300 - 399 (March 29, 1969 - June 16, 1970)

Physical Description: approx 120pp.
Box 4, Folders 7-8

File #13: Poems labeled by Eigner #400 - 499 (June 18, 1970 - May 3, 1971)

Physical Description: approx 150pp.
Box 5, Folders 1-2

File #14: Poems labeled by Eigner #500 - 599 (June 18, 1970 - May 3, 1971)

Physical Description: approx 150pp.
Box 5, Folder 3

File #15: Poems labeled by Eigner #600 - 699 (Dec 18, 1971 - June 26, 1972)

Physical Description: Approx 120pp.
Box 5, Folder 4

File #16: Poems labeled by Eigner #700 - 799 (June 27, 1972 - July 30, 1973)

Physical Description: Approx 100pp.
Box 5, Folders 5-6

File #17: Poems labeled by Eigner #800 - 899 (Aug 4, 1973 - Nov 25, 1974)

Physical Description: Approx 160pp.
Box 6, Folder 1

File #18: Poems labeled by Eigner #900 - 999 (Nov 26, 1974 - Jan 8, 1977)

Physical Description: Approx 160pp.
Box 6, Folder 2

File #19: Poems labeled by Eigner #1000 - 1099 (Jan 15, 1977 - Oct 11, 1978)

Physical Description: Approx 80pp.
Box 6, Folder 3

File #20: Poems labeled by Eigner #1100 - 1199 (Oct 11, 1978 - March 12, 1980)

Physical Description: Approx 70pp.
Box 6, Folder 4

File #21: Poems labeled by Eigner #1200 - 1299 (March ?, 1980 - Dec 7, 1981)

Physical Description: Approx 100pp.
Box 6, Folder 5

File #22: Poems labeled by Eigner #1300 - 1399 (Dec 12, 1981- June 7?, 1983)

Physical Description: Approx 80pp.
Box 7, Folder 1

File #23: Poems labeled by Eigner #1400 - 1499 (July 6, 1983 - Feb 22, 1985)

Physical Description: Approx 80pp.
Box 7, Folder 2

File #24: Poems labeled by Eigner #1500 - 1599 (Feb 22, 1985 - Jan 10, 1987)

Physical Description: Approx 100pp.
Box 7, Folders 3-4

File #25: Poems labeled by Eigner #1600 - 1699 (Jan ?, 1987 - Nov 5, 1991)

Physical Description: Approx 200pp.
Box 7, Folders 5-6

File #26: Poems labeled by Eigner #1700 - 1799 (Nov 25, 1991 - Nov 17, 1995)

Physical Description: Approx 250pp.
Box 7, Folders 7-8

File # 27: Photocopies of miscellaneous Eigner poems (unidentified with regard to chronology).

 

Series 2 Correspondence

Box 8, Folder 1

#1: Letters from Larry Eigner to various correspondents (1966 -92)

Physical Description: Approx 100pp.
Box 8, Folder 2

#2: Letters to Eigner from various British correspondents (1969-81)

Physical Description: Approx 40pp.
Box 8, Folder 3

#3: Letters to Eigner from various French correspondents (1982-89)

Physical Description: Approx 30pp.
Box 8, Folder 4

#4: Baracks, Barbara - Letters to Eigner (1973-75)

Physical Description: 7pp.
Box 8, Folder 5

#5: Bernstein, Charles - Letters to Eigner (1982-89)

Physical Description: 5pp.
Box 8, Folder 6

#6: Borash, Sam - Letters to Eigner (1979-84)

Physical Description: 6pp.
Box 8, Folder 7

#7: Bowering, George - Letters to Eigner (1964 - 74)

Physical Description: 10pp.
Box 8, Folder 8

#8: Boyle, Jim

Physical Description: - Letters to Eigner w/poetry (1964-66)

Scope and Content Note

Approx 50pp (15 letters, 4 postcards).
Box 8, Folder 9

#9: Brito, Manuel - Letters to Eigner (1991-94)

Physical Description: 10pp.
Box 8, Folder 10

#10: Bromige, David - Letters to Eigner (1981)

Physical Description: 6pp.
Box 8, Folder 11

#11: Bruce, Lennart & Sonja - Letters to Eigner w/ poetry (1967-79)

Physical Description: Approx 50pp (32 letters, 3 postcards).
Box 8, Folder 12

#12: Buck, Fred

Physical Description: - Letters to Eigner (1977)

Scope and Content Note

8pp.
Box 8, Folder 13

#13: Buck, Paul - Letters to Eigner (1971-74)

Physical Description: 11pp.
Box 8, Folder 14

#14: Butterick, George - Letters to Eigner (1974-75)

Physical Description: 9pp.
Box 8, Folder 15

#15: Calhoun, Doug - Letters to Eigner (1973)

Physical Description: 2pp.
Box 8, Folder 16

#16: Caplan, Ron - Letters to Eigner (1964-70)

Physical Description: 7pp.
Box 8, Folder 17

#17: Carruth, Hayden - Letters to Eigner (1968-75)

Physical Description: 3pp.
Box 8, Folder 18

#18: Charters, Ann & Sam - Letters to Eigner (1968 -74)

Physical Description: Approx 20pp (16 letters, 1 postcard).
Box 8, Folder 19

#19: Clark, Tom - Letters to Eigner (1965)

Physical Description: 4pp.
Box 8, Folder 20

#20: Coolidge, Clark - Letters to Eigner (1974)

Physical Description: 2pp.
Box 8, Folder 21

#21: Corman, Cid - Letters to Eigner (1986-95) Approx 40 pp

Physical Description: (13 letters, 4 postcards, 4 photocopies of replies from Eigner).
Box 8, Folder 22

#22: Costley, Bill - Letters to Eigner (1967-86) Approx 25pp

Physical Description: (7 letters, 2 postcards).
Box 9, Folder 1

#23: Creeley, Robert - Postcards & Letters to Eigner (1984-88)

Physical Description: 4pp.
Box 9, Folder 2

#24: Davies, Alan - Letters to Eigner (1979-85)

Physical Description: 6pp.
Box 9, Folder 3

#25: Eigner, Bessie - Letters to Eigner (1980-83)

Physical Description: 3pp.
Box 9, Folder 4

#26: Eigner, Eddie - Letters to Eigner (1967-90)

Physical Description: 4pp.
Box 9, Folder 5

#27: Eigner, Joe, Jan, & Alan - Letters to Eigner (1981-95)

Physical Description: Approx 25pp (18 letters, 5 postcards).
Box 9, Folder 6

#28: Eshleman, Clayton - Letters to Eigner w/copies of 2 Eigner letters to Eshleman (1981-92

Physical Description: Approx 20pp (15 letters, 1 postcard).
Box 9, Folder 7

#29: Fagin, Larry - 3 poetry pamphlets (1979).

Box 9, Folder 8

#30: Ferrini, Vincent- Letter to Eigner (1994

Physical Description: 1pp.
Box 9, Folder 9

#31: Foley, Jack & Adele - Letters to Eigner w/ copies of letters dictated by Eigner (1986-95)

Physical Description: Approx 25pp (14 letters, 4 postcards, 1 reply from Eigner).
Box 9, Folder 10

#32: Fowler, Gene - Letters to Eigner w/ poetry (1965-67)

Physical Description: Approx 30pp (9 letters).
Box 9, Folder 11

#33: Frazer, Larry - Letters to Eigner (1980-94)

Physical Description: 12 letters.
Box 9, Folder 12

#34: Frefeld, Larry - Letters to Eigner (1970)

Physical Description: 8pp.
Box 9, Folder 13

#35: Ganick, Peter - Letters to Eigner (1979-89)

Physical Description: 4pp.
Box 9, Folder 14

#36: Gitin, David & Maria - Letters to Eigner w/ poetry (1969-94)

Physical Description: Approx 80 pp (61 letters, 3 postcards).
Box 9, Folder 15

#37: Goddell, Larry- Letter to Eigner w/ 2 poems (1972)

Physical Description: 3pp.
Box 9, Folder 16

#38: Greene, Jonathan - Letter to Eigner w/ poem (1964)

Physical Description: 2pp.
Box 9, Folder 17

#39: Grady, Robert - Letters to Eigner w/ poetry (1962-71)

Physical Description: Approx 50 pp (23 letters, 4 cards).
Box 9, Folder 18

#40: Grenier, Robert - Letters to Eigner w/ poetry(1970-71)

Physical Description: Approx 20pp (10 letters, 3 cards, 1 reply from Eigner).

Scope and Content Note

some holographic notes by Eigner
Box 9, Folder 19

#41: Harrison, Ollie - Letters to Eigner w/ clippings(1992-94)

Physical Description: Approx 40pp (13 letters).
Box 9, Folder 20

#42: Hawley, Robert (Oyez)- Letters to Eigner (1970-72)

Physical Description: 5pp.
Box 9, Folder 21

#43: Irby, Kenneth - Letter to Eigner (1983)

Physical Description: 1pp.
Box 9, Folder 22

#44: Hemensley, Bernard & Kris - Letters to Eigner (1979-84)

Physical Description: Approx 40pp (24 letters, 3 postcards).
Box 10, Folder 1

#45: Jay, Peter (Anvil Press) 2 Letters to Eigner w/ poem (1970)

Physical Description: 3pp.
Box 10, Folder 2

#46: Landers, Dale - 2 Letters & 2 postcards to Eigner (1960)

Scope and Content Note

back of one letter used by Eigner to compose a poem on his typewriter dated Dec 16, 1960 (extremely fragile).
Box 10, Folder 3

#47: Leif, Irving - Letters to Eigner (1979-81)

Physical Description: Approx 30pp (21 letters, 1 postcard).
Box 10, Folder 4

#48: Levertov, Denise - Letter to Eigner (1987)

Physical Description: 1pp.
Box 10, Folder 5

#49: Levy, John - Letters to Eigner (1983-85)

Physical Description: 10pp.
Box 10, Folder 6

#50: MacLow, Jackson - Letters to Eigner (1970-82)

Physical Description: 2pp.
Box 10, Folder 7

#51: McClure, Michael

Physical Description: 2pp.

Scope and Content Note

Letter to Eigner (1994)
Box 10, Folders 8-9

#52: McFarland, Arthur - Letters to Eigner (1967-83)

Physical Description: Approx 200pp.

Scope and Content Note

Including Eigner's letters to McFarland, as well as poetry written by Eigner on the back of received by him. (62 letters by McFarland - 38 letters and 14 postcard replies from Eigner).
Box 10, Folder 10

#53: McNaughton, Duncan - Letters to Eigner (1993-95)

Physical Description: 2pp.
Box 10, Folder 11

#54: Miller, Hugh - Letters to Eigner (1978-79)

Physical Description: 17pp (8 letters).
Box 10, Folder 12

#55: Malanga, Gerard - Letter to Eigner (undated)

Physical Description: 1pp.
Box 10, Folder 13

#56: Marlatt, Daphne - Letters to Eigner (1969-77)

Physical Description: 15pp. (9 letters, 1 postcard).
Box 10, Folder 14

#57: Martin, John - Letters to Eigner (1968-88)

Physical Description: 17pp (14 letters, 1 postcard).
Box 10, Folder 15

#58: Martone, John - Letters to Eigner w/ poetry and essay (1987-95)

Physical Description: Approx 30pp (16 letters, 2 postcards).
Box 10, Folder 16

#59: Messerli, Douglas (Sun & Moon Press)- Letters to Eigner (1990-95)

Physical Description: 3pp.
Box 10, Folder 17

#60: Montgomery, Stewart (Fulcrum Press) - Letter to Eigner (1970)

Physical Description: 1pp.
Box 10, Folder 18

#61: Notley, Alice - Letter to Eigner (1991)

Physical Description: 1pp.
Box 10, Folder 19

#62: Perlman, John - Letters to Eigner w/ poetry (1983-94)

Physical Description: 10pp
Box 10, Folder 20

#63: Perlman, Marilyn - Letters to Eigner w/clippings (1981-87)

Physical Description: Approx 20pp (10 letters, 6 postcards).
Box 10, Folder 21

#64: Raworth, Tom - Letter & postcard to Eigner (1986)

Physical Description: 2pp.
Box 11, Folder 1

#65: Rowan, Louis - Letters to Eigner (1969)

Physical Description: 6pp.
Box 11, Folder 2

#66: Sherry, James - Letters to Eigner (1978-90)

Physical Description: 2pp.
Box 11, Folder 3

#67: Silliman, Ron - Letters to Eigner (1971-75)

Physical Description: 7pp.
Box 11, Folder 4

#68: Sorrentino, Gilbert - Letters to Eigner (1983-94)

Physical Description: 3pp.
Box 11, Folder 5

#69: Souster, Ray - Letter to Eigner (1963)

Physical Description: 2pp.
Box 11, Folder 6

#70: Turnbull, Gael - Letters to Eigner (1985-87)

Physical Description: 4pp.
Box 11, Folder 7

#71: Waldrop, Rosemarie & Keith - Letters to Eigner (1977-83)

Physical Description: 5pp.
Box 11, Folder 8

#72: Watten, Barrett- 3 Letters to Eigner (undated)

Physical Description: 4pp
Box 11, Folder 9

#73: Weil, James - Letters to Eigner (1984-91)

Physical Description: Approx 40pp (40 letters, 30 postcards)
Box 11, Folder 10

#74: Weissner, Carl - Letters to Eigner (1966-68)

Physical Description: 12pp (7 letters and 2 postcards).
Box 11, Folder 11

#75: Williams, Jonathan- Photocopy of a letter to Eigner (1978)

Physical Description: 2pp
Box 11, Folder 12

#76: Wilson, Keith - 3 letters to Eigner (1968-72)

Physical Description: 4pp
Box 11, Folder 13

#77: Woolf, Douglas - 12 1etters to Eigner (1978-90)

Box 11, Folder 14

#78: Wyatt, Andrea - 4 letters to Eigner w/ poem (1970

Box 12, Folders 1-7

Various Correspondence - (1962-95)

Physical Description: Approx 400pp

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from friends, admirers, and poets w/ poetry, photographs, solicitations for the inclusion of Eigner's work in publications, press notices, notes from publishers and editors of Eigner's work, postcards, flyers, birthday cards - some holographic notations by Eigner.
 

Series 3 Drafts, Manuscripts, and Notebooks

Box 13, Folder 1

#1: Draft: Typescripts (1970 - 1993)

Physical Description: Approx 40pp.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly on the backs of envelopes, some w/ holographic notations by Eigner,
Box 13, Folder 2

#2: Manuscripts: Photocopy of typescripts of Eigner prose pieces

Scope and Content Note

- "The Rest","A Turn", "Flue" - with some holographic notations.
Box 13, Folder 3

Manuscript: Country/ Harbor/ Quiet/ Act /Around

Scope and Content Note

partial typescript w/ holographic notations carbon copy of typescript.
Box 13, Folder 4

Manuscript: Photocopy of typescripts of Eigner prose pieces

Scope and Content Note

The Resort, "Even the Trees", "To the Plain" (re-titled "Through Plain") w/ revisions.
Box 13, Folder 5

Manuscript: Photocopy of typescript w/ holographic notations in two binders.

Box 13, Folder 6

Notebook:"C" holographic drafts of poetry (Dec 29, 1979 - Sept 9, 1986)

Physical Description: Approx 60pp.
Box 13, Folder 6

Notebook:"D" holographic drafts of poetry (1980-1983)

Physical Description: 6pp.
Box 13, Folder 7

Book: Country/ Harbor/ Quiet/ Act /Around (Kensington, CA : THIS, 1978).

Box 14, Folders 1-6

Manuscript: Areas/ Lights/ Heights

Physical Description: Approx 200pp.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript; proof pages of typescript; related correspondence (1965); photocopies of materials for manuscript.
 

Series 4 Prepatory Materials for Readings or Publications

Scope and Content of Series:

Various materials of Eigner used in public readings of his work and preparing for publications.
Box 15, Folder 1

#1: Booklet by Larry Eigner, There's a Season (tel-let, 1995).

Box 15, Folder 2

#2: Photocopy of Object Permanence, #4 w/ Eigner poems.

Box 15, Folder 3

#3: Photocopies of five Eigner poems printed in magazines.

Box 15, Folder 4

#4: Photocopy of Introduction and Bio for Windows/ Walls/Yard/ Ways.

Box 15, Folder 5

#5: Rejected application for Guggenheim Grant, 1972.

Box 15, Folder 6

#6: Eigner printed poetry

Physical Description: (12 photocopies, 4 postcards, 1 pamphlet, 1 broadside).
Box 15, Folder 7

#7: Typed Eigner poems, 29pp (c1959).

Box 15, Folder 8

#8: Photocopies of pages from Areas/Lights/Heights

Box 15, Folder 9

#9: Photocopy of interview w/ Eigner in Kaleidoscope.

Box 15, Folder 10

#10: Photocopies of pages of critical writing by Eigner.

Box 15, Folder 11

#11: Photocopies of pages from St. Marks Poetry Project questionnaire w/ Eigner's responses.

Box 15, Folder 12

#12: Photocopies of material for Eigner tribute at UC Art Museum ( 7/ 25/ 93).

Box 15, Folder 13

#13: Photocopies of notes for a tribute to Robert Duncan (4/ 4/ 58).

Box 15, Folder 14

#14: Photocopies and carbons of Eigner Poems, 14pp.

Box 15, Folder 15

#15: Photocopies of pages from Lined up for Julk Senses.

Box 15, Folder 16

#16: Transcript of interview between Eigner and Ben Friedlander (1986).

Box 15, Folder 17

#17: Photocopies of pages from Eigner books.

Box 15, Folder 18

#18: Photocopies of pages from Eigner books arranged for readings.

Box 15, Folder 19

#18: Photocopies of publication notes for Some Token or.

Box 15, Folder 20

#19: Photocopy of The-/Towards Autumn.

Box 15, Folder 21

#20: Photocopy of thmusic Variety.

Box 15, Folder 22

#21: 2 Photocopies of the poem My God The Proverbial.

Box 15, Folder 23

File #23: Photocopy of Flat and Round.

Box 15, Folder 24

#24: Partial photocopy of Anything on its Side w/ some holographic notations by Eigner.

Box 15, Folder 25

#25: Photocopy of Words Touching Ground Under.

Box 15, Folder 26

#26: Partial photocopy of Earth/ Birds.

Box 15, Folder 27

Hemensley Manuscript.

 

Series 5 Material by Others

Scope and Content of Series:

Material owned by Eigner, but not written by him. Contains correspondence from other writers, reviews of his work, work in progress for compilations, and copies of poetry by others writers.
Box 16, Folder 1

#1: Photocopies of 2 poems by Peter Bates (1976)

Box 16, Folder 2

#2: Photocopy of Jesse Beagle Poem, "Visit" w/ Larry Eigner

Physical Description: 6 pp. (6/ 12/ 1990).
Box 16, Folder 3

#3: Photocopies of poetry and prose by Jack Foley

Physical Description: 20pp.(1986).
Box 16, Folder 4

#4: Photocopies of poetry and prose by Jon Bernson, 1992

Physical Description: 20pp.(1986).
Box 16, Folder 5

#5: Eigner review by Kit Robinson

Physical Description: 4pp.
Box 16, Folder 6

#6: Reviews of Eigner and his work

Physical Description: Approx 20pp.
Box 16, Folder 7

#7: Typed lists of Eigner poems and typescripts

Physical Description: Approx 50pp.
Box 16, Folder 8

#8: Photocopy of Robert Duncan interview

Physical Description: 40pp.
Box 16, Folder 9

#9: Unidentified Manuscripts (not Eigner)

Physical Description: Approx 70pp.
Box 16, Folder 10

#10: Lists of Eigner work for Irving Leif Bibliography

Physical Description: Approx 25pp.
Box 16, Folder 11

#11: Publisher James Weil's page designs for Now There's a Morning Hunk of the Sky

Physical Description: 40pp.
Box 16, Folder 12

#12: Photocopies of draft letters for book of criticism (1965)

Physical Description: Approx 40pp.
Box 16, Folder 13

#13: Photocopies of W. C. Williams poetry, 11 poems.

Box 16, Folder 14

#14: Typescript - "Four Poems for Larry Eigner" by Hunk Lazer

Box 16, Folder 15

#15: Photocopies of various poetry

Physical Description: 15pp.
Box 16, Folder 16

#16: Transcripts and texts by Robert Grenier

Physical Description: Approx 30pp.
Box 16, Folder 17

#17: Various pamphlets, programs, bulletins - some w/holographic notations by Eigner.

 

Series 6 Definitive Versions of Eigner's Poetry

Scope and Content of Series:

Definitive versions of Eigner works compiled by Robert Grenier under the direction of Larry Eigner. Most of this material is already at Kansas University Library.
Box 17, Folder 1

List and descriptive history of Eigner/Grenier Collaboration.

Box 17, Folders 2-6

Manuscript: windows/ walls/ yard/ ways.

Physical Description: Typescript, 175pp.
Box 17, Folders 7-8

Manuscript: readiness/ enough/ depends/ on.

Physical Description: Typescript, 128pp.
Box 17, Folders 9-11

Untitled Manuscript: Typescript for as yet untitled collection of poems

Physical Description: Approx 200pp.
 

Series 7 Established Texts

Scope and Content of Series:

Established texts of Larry Eigner's Poems (Approx 1700 pp)
Box 18, Folders 1-2

Folder "D" (Feb 8, 1961 - June 6, 1965).

Box 18, Folders 3-4

Folder "E" (March 29, 1964 - Dec 31, 1965)

Box 18, Folder 5

Folder "F" (Jan 1, 1966 - June 21, 1966).

Box 18, Folders 6-9

Poem #1 (June 29, 1966) - Poem #400 (June 18, 1970)

Box 19

Poem #401 (June 19, 1970) - Poem #1124 (Feb 11, 1979).

Half Box 20, Folder 1

Original Typescript of readiness/enough/depends/on; edited, typed, w/afterword by Robert Grenier (1995-6).

Half Box 20, Folder 2

Original Typescript of waters/places/a time; edited, typed by Robert Grenier (1981)

 

Series 8 Additional Material: Preliminary Inventory

Box 21, Folder 1

Correspondence of Larry Eigner to his mother, Bessie Eigner and sister, Dot August 11, 1953 - October 29, 1989 - mostly from the early 80's

Physical Description: TLS, 55 letters (112p.), 56 postcards, three envelopes w/ holograph notations.
Box 21, Folder 2

Correspondence of Larry Eigner to Joe and Janet Eigner, November 1981 to December 1989

Physical Description: TLS, 20 letters (55p.)

Scope and Content Note

Many include envelope w/ typed notations by Larry Eigner and reply from Joseph. Also includes 20 postcards from Larry Eigner to Joseph Eigner, sheets of typed poetry (photocopies), and newsclippings. 1. Object Permanence #4 (Photocopy) w/ letter to Joe and Janet Eigner (written by a third party) on reverse, July, 2 1995, signed "Larry" (Eigner); 2. ALS, 5 letters to Joe and Janet Eigner (written by a third party), July 1995 - December 1995, signed "Larry" (Eigner) w/ copies of Joseph's replies.
Box 21, Folder 3

Joseph and Janet Eigner: Correspondence from Larry Eigner to Joseph and Janet Eigner, circa 1963 - 1976.

Scope and Content Note

Many running to multiple pages and including copies of his poetry. Some of the letters are typed on paper scraps, backs of envelopes, and the reverse of letters sent to him. Also includes 6 postcards, 10 newsclippings, and copies of letters to Joe Eigner from other correspondents. 1. TLS, 52 letters, (122p.) to Joseph and Janet Eigner, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); 2. TLS(Carbon), 2 letters, (7p.) to Joseph and Janet Eigner, 1976, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); 3. TLS, 2p. to Richie (Eigner), May 15, 1976, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); 4. ALS, 1p. on reverse of birthday card. To "Joe" (Eigner), signed "Larry" (Eigner); 5. TLS, 5 letters. (9p.), 1971 - 1976, to "Children," signed "Mom" (Eigner); 6. TLS, 2p, signed "George Bowring"; 7. Typed (Poetry) Manuscript(Carbon), 7p., "A Miscellany for Vera Williams and Larry Eigner," signed in type "Jackson Mac Low"; 8. Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages, 17p.; 9. Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages (Photocopy), 4p.; 10. Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages (Carbon), 25p.
Box 21, Folder 4

Joseph Eigner: Correspondence of Larry Eigner to Joseph and Janet Eigner, circa 1963 - 1987.

Scope and Content Note

Many running to multiple pages and including copies of his poetry. Some of the letters are typed on paper scraps, backs of envelopes, and the reverse of programs. Also includes 4 postcards, and a census of letters and correspondence between the evaluator, Irving P. Leif and Richard Eigner. TLS, 14 letters, (27p.) to Joseph and Janet Eigner, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner). TLS, 1p., September 5, 1978, to "Children," signed "Mom" (Eigner).
Box 21, Folder 5

Joseph Eigner: Correspondence to Joseph Eigner, circa 1967 - 75. Includes 9 letters, 3 from Richard Eigner.

Box 21, Folder 6

Undated letters to Richard and Beverly Eigner

Physical Description: 23 letters (36p.)

Scope and Content Note

Also includes TLS, 1p. to "Children" Signed "Mom" (Eigner) and typed notes (carbon) and poetry on odd papers.
Box 22, Folder 1

Folder 7 - 1960

Physical Description: TLS, 2p.

Scope and Content Note

To "Richie" (Eigner) November 12, 1960 Signed in type "Larry" (Eigner).
Box 22, Folder 2

Folder 8 - 1960

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 2p. on "Mrs. Israel Eigner" stationary, November 25, 1960, signed "Dad"; TLS, 2p. to "Richie" (Eigner), November 30, 1960, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS, 2p. to "Richie" (Eigner), August 19, 1960, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS, 4p. to "Richie" (Eigner), December 18, 1960, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner).
Box 22, Folder 3

Folder 9 - 1961

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 2p. to "Richie" (Eigner), March 17, 1961, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS, 2p. to "Richie" (Eigner), August 10, 1961, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS, 1p. on bookmark to "Richie" (Eigner), December 15, 1960, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner).
Box 22, Folder 4

Folder 10 - 1962

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 2p. to "Richie" (Eigner), April 26, 1962, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS, 2p. to "Richie" (Eigner), May 24, 1962, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS, 2p. to "Richie" (Eigner), May 28, 1962, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS, 2p. to "Richie" (Eigner), June 9, 1962, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); Postcard, 1p. to "Richie" (Eigner), December 18, 1962, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner).
Box 22, Folder 5

Folder 11 - 1963

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 11 letters, (30p.) to Richie and Beverly Eigner, 1963, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS (Carbon), 3p. to "Sirs," March 6, 1963, signed "A resident of Swampscott, Mass." (Larry Eigner); Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages (Carbon), 6p.
Box 22, Folder 6

Folder 12 - 1964

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 10 letters, (27p.) to Richie and Beverly Eigner, 1964, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS, 1p. to "Editors," February 28, 1964, signed in type "Larry Eigner;" Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages (Carbon), 6p.
Box 22, Folder 7

Folder 13 - 1965

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 22 letters, (50p.) to Richie and Beverly (Eigner), 1965, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); Postcards, 4p. to "Richie" (Eigner) 1965 signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS, 1p., June 15, 1965, signed "Raymond;" Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages (Carbon), 1p.; Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages, 1p.; TLS (Carbon), 1p., December 29, 1965, signed "Alfred E. Borneman;" TLS, 1p. to "Stuart," January 7, 1965, signed in type "Larry Eigner".
Box 22, Folder 8

Folder 14 - 1966

Scope and Content Note

Housing Questionnaire, 2p.; TLS, 19 letters, (40p.) to Richie and Beverly (Eigner) 1966, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); Postcards, 3p. to "Richie" (Eigner), 1966; TLS, 3p. signed "Bill;" TLS (Carbon), 1p., November 13, 1966, Re: Up/Down/Walls, signed in type. "Stuart" (Fulcrum Press); Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages, 12p.; Typed (Poetry) Manuscript (Carbon), 21p. (Labeled #6 - #26).
Box 22, Folder 9

Folder 15 - 1967

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 15 letters, (29p.) to Richie and Beverly (Eigner), 1967,signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS, 1p., November 21, 1967, signed "Richard" (Eigner); Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages, 15p.
Box 22, Folder 10

Folder 16 - 1967

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 11 letters, (18p.) to Richie and Beverly (Eigner), 1967, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); Typed (Prose) Manuscript (Carbon), 10p. "Communality, among other things;" Typed (Poetry) Manuscript (Carbon), 4p. "ties/sleep/ers;" Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages, 3p.
Box 22, Folder 11

Folder 17 - 1968

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 13 letters, (29p.) to Richie and Beverly (Eigner), 1968, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS, 1p. November 6, 1968 signed "Don Allen" ALS, 1p. to "Beverly" (Eigner) February 2, 1968. signed "Larry" (Eigner); TLS, 1p. on "Mrs. Israel Eigner" stationary. November 15, 1968 signed "Mom;" Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages, 7p.
Box 22, Folder 12

Folder 18 - 1968

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 5 letters, (12p.) to Richie and Beverly (Eigner), 1968, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages, 9p
Box 22, Folder 13

Folder 19 - 1969

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 11 letters, (20p.) to Richie and Beverly (Eigner), 1969, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages, 3p.
Box 22, Folder 14

Folder 20 - 1970

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 28 letters, (61p.) and 1 postcard Richie and Beverly (Eigner) 1970, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS(carbon),1p., September 15, 1970, signed in type "Alexadra Mason;" Typed list, 1p. "Eigner Bibliography December 1968," TLS, 1p., signed "Michael" (McClure); ALS, 1p., June, 1970, signed "Peter Boffey;" TLS, 2p.(Photocopy) July 28, 1970. To "Willis H." signed "Larry Eigner" ALS, 4p. August 7, 1970. signed "Jan" Newsclipping(Photocopy), November 19, 1970. Marblehead Reporter Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages, 35 Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages(Photocopy), 25 Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 2p. "Integration, Interchange".
Box 22, Folder 15

Folder 21 - 1971

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 28 letters, (53p.) and 2 postcards to Richie and Beverly (Eigner) 1971, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages, 24p.; Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages(Carbon), 4p. Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages(Photocopy), 33p.
Box 22, Folder 16

Folder 22 - 1972

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 20 letters, (39p.) and 1 postcard to Richie and Beverly (Eigner) 1972, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); ALS, 1p. on Manroot letterhead, May 29, 1972, signed "Paul Mariah;" TLS, 1p. on Noel Pearson Management Ltd. Stationary. May 1, 1972. signed in type "Noel Pearson" w/ enclosed letter from Christy Brown, 1p. Contract, 1p. Qyez Mach 30, 1972. Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages(Photocopy), 94p. Typed (Prose) Manuscript (Photocopy), 8p. Supplementary Statement #1-3.
Box 22, Folder 17

Folder 23 - 1973

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 20 letters, (39p.) and 1 postcard to Richie and Beverly (Eigner) 1973, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); TLS, 3p. to Richie and Beverly (Eigner) 1973 signed in type "Larry" (Eigner) on reverse of ALS, 1p. to Richie and Beverly (Eigner) signed "Joe" Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages(Photocopy), 7p.
Box 22, Folder 18

Folder 24 - 1974 through 1977

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 17 letters, (47p.) and 1 postcard to Richie and Beverly (Eigner) 1974 - 1977, signed in type "Larry" (Eigner); Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages, 4p; Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages (Photocopy), 5p.
Box 23, Folder 1

Folder 25 - Larry Eigner Poetry

Scope and Content Note

Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages (Carbon), 117p; Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages (Photocopy), 52p.
Box 23, Folder 2

Folder 26 - Larry Eigner Poetry

Scope and Content Note

Typed (Poetry) Manuscript pages, 57p. (some typed on scraps of paper and backs of envelopes, some holograph notation)
Box 23, Folder 3

Folder 27 Juvenalia of Larry Eigner

Scope and Content Note

TLS, 3 letters on Child Life Stationary 1937/1939; Child Life, Vol. 16, #9 September, 1937, (Contains prize-winning poem by Larry Eigner, "When All Sleep", p. 426), partial, torn copy; Child Life, Vol. 18, #10 October, 1939 (Contains letter by Larry Eigner, p. 474); Child Life, Vol. 19, #1 January, 1940 (Contains short story by Larry Eigner, p. 40); Hadassah News-ette, Vol. 2, #9. May, 1937 (Contains poem by Larry Eigner) - 2 copies; Boston C. P. News, Vol. 1, #4. January, 1950 (Contains poem by Larry Eigner), Poems by Laurence Joel Eigner, June, 1941; Newsclipping, Salem Evening News, February 14, 1948 (Contains poem by Larry Eigner, "Cloud Sculptures"); Newsclipping, (Contains poem by Larry Eigner, "Candle"); ALS, 2p. on notecard w/ envelope, November 27, 1938, re: proposed publication of "When All Sleep" signed "Eillen Fulton"
Box 23, Folder 4

Folder 28 Cards and correspondence to Larry Eigner

Scope and Content Note

From a class of French school children who read his poems in class.
Box 23, Folder 5

Folder 29 Correspondence to Larry Eigner

Scope and Content Note

Including 10 letters and 2 postcards from Jack Collom.
Box 23, Folder 6

Folder 30 - Andrea Wyatt Correspondence to Larry Eigner

Scope and Content Note

From Andrea Wyatt (author of bibliography and poet), circa 1969 - 1971. Includes TLS, 33 letters w/ poetry, 30p. to Larry Eigner, TLS, 1p. to Richard Eigner and 1 broadside dedicated to Larry Eigner. 3 letters have Eigner poetry on reverse. Paper is heavily handled.
Box 23, Folder 7

Folder 31 - Dan Propper Correspondence to Larry Eigner

Scope and Content Note

From Dan Propper, poet, circa 1974. Includes 2 letters and 4 broadsides.
Box 23, Folder 8

Folder 32 - Sam Charters Correspondence to Larry Eigner

Scope and Content Note

From Sam Charters(Portents), circa 1968 - 1973. Includes 12 letters (14p.), some w/ Larry Eigner poetry typed on reverse. Paper is heavily handled.
Box 23, Folder 9

Folder 33 - Bill Costley Correspondence to Larry Eigner

Scope and Content Note

From Bill Costley, circa 1969- 74, Includes 4 letters w/ posters and poetry.
Box 23, Folder 10

Folder 34 - Peter Gannick Correspondence to Larry Eigner

Scope and Content Note

From Peter Gannick, circa 1970 - 71. Includes 21 letters and 1 postcard.
Box 23, Folders 11-12

Folder 35 - Other Correspondence to Larry Eigner

Scope and Content Note

From poets and publishers of his work, circa 1959 - 71. Major correspondents (one letter from each unless noted) include Hugh Fox; Blaz(Open Skull Press); The Sumac Press; 3 letters from Cid Corman (w/ photocopy of Eigner reply); Christopher Waylen; Michael McClure; Montgomery Tyson; 3 letters from Richard Peabody(Gargoyle); 3 letters from Jim Koller; The restau press; John Taggart; 1 postcard from Gilbert Sorrentino; Jackson Mac Low; Fred R. Fry; Bruce Andrews; 3 letters from Anne Mazonson; 3 letters from Kris Hemensley; 3 letters from Stuart Montgomery (The Fulcrum Press); 5 letters from Ian (Tetrad Press); 5 letters from John Martin (Black Sparrow Press); 3 letters from Anne Mazonson; 3 postcards from Terence Inman; and others. Approximately 110 letters and 16 postcards. Also contains envelope w/ saved addresses of correspondents. Paper is heavily handled.
Box 24, Folder 1

Folder 36 - Miscellaneous papers

Scope and Content Note

Flyers, circulars, programs, photocopies, newsclippings, typed (poetry) pages from correspondents.
Box 24, Folder 2

Folder 37 - Newspaper articles

Scope and Content Note

Includes articles about Larry Eigner, publications of his work and reviews of his poetry. Approximately 40 pieces.
Box 24, Folder 3

Folder 38 Typed (Poetry)

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript(Carbon), 39p., High Life from the Hospital Bedrooms; TLS(photocopy), 2p., September 5, 1962, To "M. Ferlengh," signed in Type " Larry Eigner".
Box 24, Folder 4

Folder 39

Scope and Content Note

Typed (Poetry) Manuscript (Photocopy) pages, approximately 175p., Poems March 29, 1969, #300 - #471, some w/holograph notations; Typed (Poetry) Manuscript (Photocopy) pages, 3p., (#547 - 549).
Box 24, Folder 5

Folder 40 - Manuscripts (copies)

Scope and Content Note

Typed (Prose) Manuscript (Photocopy), 6p., "Institution" - 3 copies; Typed (Prose) Manuscript (Photocopy), 3p. "Quiet;" Typed (Prose) Manuscript (Photocopy), 5p., "Qt" - 2 copies; Typed (Prose) Manuscript (Photocopy), 2p., "Globe;" Typed (Prose) Manuscript (Photocopy), 8p., title page missing
Box 24, Folder 6

Folder 41 - Manuscripts of Prose Works

Scope and Content Note

Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 17p., "Car;" Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 5p., "Flight;" Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 8p., "Control;" Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 7p., "Table Talk and Rides;" Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 9p., "The Small Man;" Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 4p., "Ball Game;" Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 4p., "What Comes;" Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 3p., "The car parked with an amount of effort..."
Box 24, Folder 7

Folder 42 Typed (Prose)

Scope and Content Note

Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 10p. "The Poetry of Larry Eigner" by Janet Eigner; Typed (Prose) Manuscript (Photocopy), 19p., "A Feeling of Eternity: Larry Eigner : The Man and his Poetry" by Joan Avioli; Typed (Prose) Manuscript, 16p., "Another Time in Fragments" author uncredited.
Box 24, Folder 8

Folder 43 Typed (Poetry)

Scope and Content Note

Typed (Poetry) Manuscript (carbon) approximately 100p., Another Time in Fragments w/ holograph notations by Larry Eigner; TLS (Carbon), 2p. to "Donald Hutter," November 5, 1965, signed in type "Larry Eigner;" TLS (Photocopy), 1p. to "Stuart," January 7, 1965, signed in type "Larry Eigner"
Box 24, Folder 9

Folder 44 Typed (Poetry)

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript (photocopy), approximately 100p., Another Time in Fragments
Box 24, Folder 10

Folder 45 Typed (Poetry)

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript (photocopy), approximately 100p., Another Time in Fragments
Box 25, Folders 1-6

Larry Eigner Manuscripts

Scope and Content Note

Typed (Poetry) Manuscript (Photocopy) pages, approximately 900p., poems from February 16, 1964 - December 20, 1970.
Box 26, Folder 1

Larry Eigner Manuscripts

Scope and Content Note

Typed (Poetry) Manuscript (Photocopy) pages, approximately 100p., poems from December 20, 1971 - January 19, 1971.
Box 26, Folder 2

Notebook, and Manuscript

Scope and Content Note

Notebok Typed (Poetry); Manuscript (Photocopy) pages, 190p. #1 - 190, June 6, 1966 - April 29, 1968, some w/ holograph notations.
Box 26, Folder 3

Audio- tape

Scope and Content Note

1/4 inch reel to reel tape, 7 inch reel "Writers and Writing: David Gitin interviews Larry Eigner;" Cassette Tape, "Jack Foley interviews Larry Eigner on KPFA," March 9, 1994; Cassette Tape, "Larry Eigner Poems;" Cassette Tape, "K. Robinson, R. Silliman, Robert Creeley re: Larry Eigner KALW" Summer, 1993; Cassette Tape, Laurence Henny film; Cassette Tape, Larry Eigner Poems
Box 26, Folder 4

Color Slides

Scope and Content Note

20 35mm color slides of paintings.
Box 27, Folder 1

Manuscripts, Poetry, Correspondence.

Box 27, Folder 2

Folder 46 - English 101

Scope and Content Note

Course taken by distance from the University of Chicago, Instructor Catherine Q. Baskerville, September 15, 1945. Assignments completed by Larry Eigner and typed by his mother -17 typed assignments, (120p.) w/ workbook.
Box 27, Folder 3

Folder 47 - English 130

Scope and Content Note

Course taken by distance from the University of Chicago, Instructor Frances S. Nipp, April 1946. Assignments completed by Larry Eigner and typed by his mother - 16 typed assignments, 160p. w/ workbook.
Box 27, Folder 4

Folder 48 - Penny Poems

Scope and Content Note

Penny Poems, incomplete run # 33 - 173 (1959 to 1961) includes "Hewings" #71, 1959 by Larry Eigner.Transcript
Box 27, Folder 5

Folder 49 Transcript (Photocopy)

Physical Description: 56p.

Scope and Content Note

Poetry reading film by Laurence Henny, Tape One.
Box 27, Folder 6

Folder 50 Transcript (Photocopy)

Physical Description: 40p.

Scope and Content Note

Poetry reading film by Laurence Henny, Tape Two.
Box 27, Folders 7-8

Faust Foutu by Robert Duncan (w/ holograph annotations by Eigner)

Physical Description: 2 copies
Box 27, Folders 9-17

Periodicals

Scope and Content Note

Once Brewed: Buck Rock Poets, 1959, 7p; J.(no date); J.(no date); Panjandrum; Miam #2; Miam #3; The Worm in the Rain; Tottel's #7: David Gittin; Tottel's 15: Larry Eigner; tel-let 41, There's a Season by Larry Eigner, 1995; tel-let 5, cloudy all right by Larry Eigner, 1990; Environment, October 1969.
Box 27, Folder 18

Two Bezoars by Eigner and Grenier.

Box 28, Folders 1-6

Works by other authors (copies)

Scope and Content Note

The Oriental trial and Punishment of Bishop O'Malley, 21p, and, What Clara Saw in the Crystal Ball by Jerome Weinstein, 13p; A cunt not fit for the Queen by Paul Buck, 52p; Braille Landscape: Poems by Howard Schwartz; Script (untitled); Daytripper ragas by Bill Costley; An Introduction to Jazz by Paul Nossiter, 116p. (Mimeograph copy).
Box 28, Folder 7

Look at the Park

Scope and Content Note

By Larry Eigner Swampscott, MA: Eigner, 1958.
Box 28, Folder 8

Broadside: Jupiter C for the Missile Age

Scope and Content Note

4 poems by Kenneth McRobbie, 1958.
Box 28, Folder 9

Programs: Matrix/Berkeley 159 Pacific Film Archive June 1993

Physical Description: 5 copies.
Box 28, Folder 10

Yearbook: Metropolitan School - 1971, "All Brightness Springs".

Box 28, Folders 11-17

Books

Scope and Content Note

A Bibliography of Works by Larry Eigner (1937 - 1969) By Andrea Wyatt Berkeley: Oyez, 1970 - 9 copies; Indian Journals, March 1962 - May 1963 by Allen Ginsberg San Francisco: City Lights, 1970; Rare Angel by Michael McClure Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1974; The Year as Catches: First Poems ((1939 - 1946) by Robert Duncan Berkeley: Oyez, 1966; The Charm by Robert Creeley San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1969; Straight Hearts' Delight: Love Poems and Selected Letters by Winston Leyland San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1980 (Autographed); Living Dying: Poems of Cid Corman New York: New Directions, 1970.
Box 29, Folders 1-3

Notebooks

Scope and Content Note

Humanities 2A: Course taken by distance from the University of Chicago, Instructor John C. Pletz, October 21, 1947. Assignments completed by Larry Eigner and typed by his mother - 23 assignments, 137p; Humanities 2B: Course taken by distance from the University of Chicago. Assignments completed by Larry Eigner and typed by his mother - 23 typed assignments, 169p; Psychology 201: Course taken by distance from the University of Chicago, Instructor LeRoy S. Burwen. October 21, 1947. Assignments completed by Larry Eigner and typed by his mother - 30 assignments, 218p.
Box 30, Folder 1

Correspondence & Poetry for Arnold Goldman.

Box 30, Folder 2

Manuscripts:Larry's Eyes by Larry Eigner and Jack Foley

Physical Description: typed manuscript, 2pp. w/title page.
Box 30, Folder 3

Manuscript

Physical Description: The Children by Gil Ott

Scope and Content Note

Typed manuscript (photocopy), 12pp. w/title page & letter.
Box 30, Folder 4

Typed Poetry

Scope and Content Note

#444 September 29, 1970 & #840 February 20, 1974.
Box 30, Folder 5

Copies of Eigner poetry

Physical Description: (carbons, photocopy, facsimile) some with holograph notes by Eigner, well-thumbed, torn, 85pp.
Box 30, Folder 6

Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

4 Aerogrammes (photocopies) from "Corman" 1989-1990; 1 typed letter from Eigner to "Richie" 13 December 1964 on typed page of poetry (carbon); 1 postcard from Black Sparrow Press w/ holograph notes in pencil by Eigner; 1 TLS, March 4, 1965, signed Daniel Zimmerman; 1 ALS, April 1, 1967, signed Peter Jay.
Box 30, Folder 7

Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

3 Flyers for Larry Eigner poetry programs; Broadside, clouding by Larry Eigner, Portents #10; Publications announcements, Singing Horse Press.
Box 31, Folder 1

Correspondence. Letters to Eigner.

Scope and Content Note

"dar" = Nevada Tattoo Press, date obscured, APC, N/c; Paul Auster, 1977; Paul Auster, 9 October1975; Paul Auster, 22 August 1974; George Bowering, September 19, 1962; Gene Fowler, Undated; Arnold Goldman; Daphne Marlatt, August 6, 1972; Randy Roark, 1995; Bud Samiljan, August 4, 1977.
Box 31, Folder 2

Correspondence. Letters to Eigner.

Scope and Content Note

John Marton, 1993; Mernard Press Pub, APCS, 1975; Lita Hornick, TNS, 1963; Jan & Joe, TLS, 2pp. 1983; Larry Eigner typed poem, as submitted (?), February 23, 1965; Larry Eigner typed poem, July 6, 1971.: "No More Horn;" James Weil TPCS, 1982; Brian. Typed poem "For Larry" inscribed.
Box 31, Folder 3

Correspondence. Letters to Eigner.

Scope and Content Note

Eigner Correspondence from boxes from his library.