James Schuyler Papers

Finding aid prepared by Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
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Copyright 2005


Descriptive Summary

Title: James Schuyler Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0078
Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Languages: English
Physical Description: 13.0 Linear feet (29 archives boxes, 4 card file boxes, 1 flat box, 5 map case folders)
Date (inclusive): 1947-1991
Abstract: Papers of James Schuyler, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and member of the New York School circle of poets and painters. A New York City resident since 1950, Schuyler moved among prominent artists and writers of the period and worked as an art critic and associate editor for Art News from 1955 to circa 1962, and in the Museum of Modern Art beginning in 1957. He published his first novel, Alfred and Guinevere, in 1958 and continued a distinguished career, publishing twelve books of poetry and two additional novels, including A Nest of Ninnies with John Ashbery. Schuyler's collection of poems entitled The Morning of the Poem won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981. The bulk of the materials date between 1950 and 1970, with a second field of concentration in the late 1980s, and include correspondence with contemporary writers and visual artists, including John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Joe Brainard, Kenward Elmslie, Barbara Guest, Fairfield Porter, Ron Padgett, and Anne Waldman. Also included are manuscripts and typescripts; Art News materials; notebooks; diaries; miscellaneous subject files; and rare audio recordings.
Creator: Schuyler, James, Crystal lithium
Creator: Schuyler, James, Few days
Creator: Schuyler, James, Freely espousing
Creator: Schuyler, James, Home book
Creator: Schuyler, James, Morning of the poem
Creator: Schuyler, James

Restrictions

Original audio recordings are restricted. Researchers may request listening copies be produced in advance.

Scope and Content of Collection

Papers of James Schuyler, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and member of the New York School circle of poets and painters. A New York City resident since 1950, Schuyler moved among prominent artists and writers of the period and worked as an art critic and associate editor for Art News from 1955 to circa 1962, and in the Museum of Modern Art beginning in 1957. He published his first novel, Alfred and Guinevere, in 1958 and continued a distinguished career, publishing twelve books of poetry and two additional novels, including A Nest of Ninnies with John Ashbery. Schuyler's collection of poems entitled The Morning of the Poem won a Pulitzer Prize in 1981. The bulk of the materials date between 1950 and 1970, with a second field of concentration in the late 1980s, and include correspondence with contemporary writers and visual artists, including John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Joe Brainard, Kenward Elmslie, Barbara Guest, Fairfield Porter, Ron Padgett, and Anne Waldman. Also included are manuscripts and typescripts; Art News materials; notebooks; diaries; miscellaneous subject files; and rare audio recordings.
Accessions Processed in 1992
Contains manuscripts or typescripts for most of Schuyler's works, in addition to abundant correspondence, especially with painters, poets, and writers of the New York School circle.
Arranged into eight series: 1) ORIGINAL FINDING AID, 2) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 3) CORRESPONDENCE, 4) WRITINGS, 5) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 6) SUBJECTS, 7) AUDIO TAPE RECORDINGS, and 8) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.
Accession Processed in 1993
This substantive accession provides a wealth of biographical information, and includes correspondence from Schuyler's lovers and closest friends, initially withheld from the collection.
Arranged into five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS, 3) PHOTOGRAPHS, 4) OTHER WRITERS, and 5) MISCELLANEOUS.

Biography

Born on November 9, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, James Marcus Schuyler experienced a peripatetic childhood. His family lived for a time in Downer's Grove, a suburb of Chicago, then Washington, D.C., and later Chevy Chase, Maryland. His parents divorced early in Schuyler's childhood and he remained with his mother and step-father. At the age of twelve, his family moved to Buffalo, New York, and two years later to East Aurora, a suburb outside of Buffalo.
Schuyler attended Bethany College in West Virginia from 1941 to 1943. There he pursued interests in history, architecture, and literature. During World War II, in 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy. He spent the next two years on a destroyer in the North Atlantic, protecting convoys. He remained in the Navy after the war.
In 1947, Schuyler moved to the Isle of Ischia in Italy for two years. There he lived in the rented house of W.H. Auden, whom he had met in New York. Schuyler served as Auden's secretary, typing the manuscript for Auden's book Gnomes and Auden's translation of Jean Cocteau's "Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde." Schuyler also attended the University of Florence at this time, and he began writing poetry. Although he returned to New York briefly, an inheritance allowed him the financial independence to return to Florence in mid-1950.
Schuyler began writing seriously in the late 1940's, but an important breakthrough in his career came in 1951. As a result of his correspondence with Howard Moss, Moss published Schuyler's poem "Salute", written in the hospital in White Plains, New York. Moss later published three of Schuyler's short stories in the magazine Accent along with a poem entitled "Three Penny Opera" by Frank O'Hara. At a party, Moss introduced Schuyler to Frank O'Hara and John Ashbery, who had been Moss's schoolmates at Harvard.
Schuyler soon became involved with the so-called New York School of writers and artists. By 1951, he and Frank O'Hara shared an apartment on 49th Street, where they were later joined by John Ashbery after Ashbery's return from France. Schuyler worked for a while at a bookshop on 54th street and later, with the financial assistance of a friend, devoted himself to writing what would become his first novel, Alfred and Guinevere. By 1955 he was working for the magazine Art News as an art critic and associate editor. His colleagues at Art News included John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Fairfield Porter, and Elaine De Kooning. For this journal Schuyler reviewed exhibitions and wrote articles. By 1957 he was also working for the Museum of Modern Art in the Department of Circulating Exhibitions.
Schuyler's writing career expanded greatly in the mid-1950s and 1960s. He wrote the libretto for Paul Bowles' recording entitled A Picnic Cantata (1955) and two off-broadway plays, Presenting Jane (1952) and Shopping and Waiting (1953). In 1958 he published his first novel, Alfred and Guinevere, a book about children and their perceptions. Then came two collections of verse, Salute (1960) and May 24th or So (1966).
Between 1961 and 1973, Schuyler lived with the Fairfield Porter family in Southampton, Long Island, and moved among New York poets and painters, including Fairfield Porter, Kenward Elmslie, Ron Padgett, and Joe Brainard. He collaborated with Kenward Elmslie on the off-broadway play Unpacking the Black Trunk (1965).
Collaborating with John Ashbery, Schuyler published the novel A Nest of Ninnies in 1969. Begun early in their relationship, the novel is a satire on suburbanites and their lifestyles. This work appeared at the same time as Schuyler's first major collection of poetry Freely Espousing (1969).
Schuyler's productivity reached a zenith during the 1970s, with the publication of numerous collections of poems including The Crystal Lithium (1972); A Sun Cab (1972); Penguin Modern Poets 24, with Kenneth Koch and Kenward Elmslie (1973); Hymn to Life (1974); Song (1976); The Fireproof Floors of Witley Count: English Songs and Dances (1976); and The Home Book: Prose and Poems 1951-1970 (1977). Schuyler also produced his third novel entitled What's for Dinner, published in 1978. His last work of the decade was The Morning of the Poem (1980), for which he received a Pulitzer Prize.
Although well-known and successful by the early 1980s, Schuyler turned to a life of reclusion as poor health and financial difficulties hindered his writing. He continues to live in New York City, and has recently published two collections of poetry: A Few Days (1985) and Selected Poems (1988).
In addition to a Pulitzer Prize for The Morning of the Poem, Schuyler received the Longview Foundation award (1961), the Frank O'Hara Prize (1969), two National Academy for the Arts grants (1969, 1972), an American Academy award (1977), and an Academy of American Poets fellowship (1983).
"James Schuyler's is a poetry of perception, the recognition of shapes out of the indiscriminate sensory field," wrote George Butterick in Contemporary Poets (1985). "Reading him," wrote Butterick, "there is a sense of focusing field glasses; always the sharper image results...Schuyler is determined to possess the natural world without a lapse into symbolism. Nature is not to be quarreled with, nor confused with human needs. The world is distinguishable among its parts as well as from the observing narrator. He has tried life and it fits; life matches art..."
Schuyler died on April 12, 1991.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Preferred Citation

James Schuyler Papers, MSS 0078. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Acquisition Information

Acquired 1989, 1992.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ashbery, John, 1927- -- Correspondence
Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994 -- Correspondence
Button, John -- Correspondence
Dash, Robert -- Correspondence
Elmslie, Kenward -- Correspondence
Freilicher, Jane, 1924-2014 -- Correspondence
Guest, Barbara -- Correspondence
Mathews, Harry, 1930- -- Correspondence
Merrill, James, 1926-1995 -- Correspondence
O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966 -- Correspondence
Padgett, Ron, 1942- -- Correspondence
Porter, Fairfield -- Correspondence
Schuyler, James -- Archives
Waldman, Anne, 1945- -- Correspondence
Wieners, John, 1934-2002 -- Correspondence
American poetry--20th century
Diaries -- 20th century.
Gay men -- United States
Gay men -- United States -- Poetry

 

Accessions Processed in 1992

 

ORIGINAL FINDING AID

Box 1, Folder 1

Original Finding Aid

General note

Produced by Raymond Foye, a close friend and "archivist" for James Schuyler. It consists of a list of folder titles, in most cases generated by Foye, with detailed descriptions of the materials which he inventoried.
 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Box 1, Folder 2

Articles about James Schuyler 1983

General note

Hillringhouse, Mark. "An Interview with James Schuyler."
Box 1, Folder 3

Articles about James Schuyler 1960

General note

Moore, Marianne. "The ways our poets have taken in fifteen years since the war." NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE
Box 1, Folder 4

Articles about James Schuyler 1960

General note

Moss, Howard. "James Schuyler: Whatever Is Moving." Edited photocopy
Box 1, Folder 5

Autobiographical sketch

Box 1, Folder 6

Biographical materials

Box 1, Folder 7

Publications list

Box 1, Folder 8

Pulitzer Prize Certificate

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 3) CORRESPONDENCE: Aranged alphabetically by correspondent and thereunder chronologically. The materials date from 1948 to 1987, with the greatest concentration of letters from the 1950s and 1960s. Included is extensive correspondence with many prominent writers and visual artists including Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, Joe Brainard, Kenward Elmslie, Barbara Guest, Fairfield Porter, Ron Padgett, and Anne Waldman. Many of the letters are detailed, carefully written, and of great literary merit in themselves. Correspondence with publishers about specific publications is located with manuscript materials under individual titles in the series WRITINGS.
Box 1, Folder 9

Miscellaneous correspondents, A to Z

Box 1, Folder 10

Academy of American Poets 1983

Box 1, Folder 11

Allen, Don 1959-1969

Box 1, Folder 12

American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters 1982

Box 1, Folder 13-15

Ashbery, John 1956-1987

Box 1, Folder 16

Auden, Wystan ca. 1948

Box 1, Folder 17

Authors League Fund 1982

Box 1, Folder 18

Batie, Nancy 1969

Box 1, Folder 19

Berkson, Bill 1967 - 1969

Box 2, Folder 1

Berrigan, Sandy and Ted 1964 - 1982

Box 2, Folder 2

Blaine, Nellie 1959 - 1968

Box 2, Folder 3

Bowles, Paul 1966

Box 2, Folder 4-7

Brainard, Joe 1964 - 1983

Box 2, Folder 8

Brownstein, Michael 1971

Box 2, Folder 9

Burckhardt, Edith 1958 - 1961

Box 2, Folder 10

Burckhardt, Helen 1961

Box 2, Folder 11

Burckhardt, Rudy ca. 1950

Box 2, Folder 12

Button, John 1956 - 1968

Box 2, Folder 13

Carnegie Fund for Authors 1982 - 1983

Box 2, Folder 14

Cherry, Herman 1959

Box 2, Folder 15

Clark, Thomas 1966 - 1971

Box 2, Folder 16

Coolidge, Clark 1971 - 1972

Box 2, Folder 17

Dash, Robert 1961 - 1975

Box 2, Folder 18

Davis, Lotte Lenya

Box 2, Folder 19

DeKooning, Elaine 1960

Box 2, Folder 20

DiCapua, Michael 1964 - 1967

Box 2, Folder 21

Droll, Donald 1958 - 1971

Box 2, Folder 22

Elmslie, Kenward 1964 - 1980

Box 2, Folder 23

Epstein, Barbara 1963

Box 2, Folder 24

Fagin, Larry

Box 2, Folder 25

Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, Inc. 1979

Box 2, Folder 26

Fitzdale, Bobby 1960

Box 3, Folder 1

Frankenthaler, Helen 1960

Box 3, Folder 2

Freilicher, Jane 1963 - 1975

Box 3, Folder 3

Gold, Arthur 1953 - 1960

Box 3, Folder 4

Golde, Morris 1969

Box 3, Folder 5

Groffsky , Maxine 1967 - 1982

Box 3, Folder 6

Guest, Barbara 1960 - 1975

Box 3, Folder 7

Guston, Philip and Musa 1969

Box 3, Folder 8

Haberman, Daniel 1975

Box 3, Folder 9

Hartigan, Grace

Box 3, Folder 10

Hazan, Joe 1966 - 1967

Box 3, Folder 11

Heilemann, Charles 1949 - 1950

Box 3, Folder 12

Hillringhouse, Mark 1983

Box 3, Folder 13

Howard, Brian 1948

Box 3, Folder 14

Katz, Alex, Ada, and Vincent 1960 - 1971

Box 3, Folder 15

Koch, Kenneth, Janic and Katherine 1957 - 1981

Box 3, Folder 16

Leslie, Alfred 1959

Box 3, Folder 17

LeSueur, Joseph 1965 - 1971

Box 3, Folder 18

Martory, Pierre 1959

Box 3, Folder 19

Marvin Josephson Associates, Inc 1967 - 1968

Box 3, Folder 20

Matthews, Harry 1960 - 1980

Box 3, Folder 21

Merrill, James 1961 - 1969

Box 3, Folder 22

Montgomery, George 1957 - 1965

Box 3, Folder 23

Moynihan, Anne 1966 - 1969

Box 3, Folder 24

Museum of Modern Art (fellow employees) 1957 - 1961

General note

Correspondence with Kynaston McShine, Alvin Novak, Ed Potoker
Box 3, Folder 25

Myer, John Bernard 1961 - 1968

Box 3, Folder 26

National Endowment in the Arts 1985

Box 3, Folder 27

THE NEW YORKER 1971 - 1982

General note

See also WRITINGS - POETRY - Miscellaneous poems submitted to THE NEW YORKER
Box 3, Folder 28

North, Charles and Paula 1973 - 1983

Box 3, Folder 29

Novak, Alvin ca. 1975-1760

General note

See CORRESPONDENCE - Museum of Modern Art
Box 3, Folder 30

O'Hara, Frank 1956 - 1961

Box 3, Folder 31

Padgett, Ron 1966 - 1975

Box 3, Folder 32

Park, Darragh 1975

Box 3, Folder 33

P.E.N. American Center 1982

Box 3, Folder 34

POETRY 1967 - 1968

Box 3, Folder 35

Poets Foundation 1960 - 1968

Box 3, Folder 36

Polach, Frank 1975

Box 3, Folder 37

Porter, Anne 1956 - 1975

Box 3, Folder 38

Porter, Elizabeth 1967 - 1971

Box 3, Folder 39

Porter, Fairfield and John 1956 - 1973

Box 3, Folder 40

Porter, Katie 1956 - 1969

Box 3, Folder 41

Pousett-Dart, Richard 1960

Box 3, Folder 42

Pulitzer Prize Board 1981

Box 3, Folder 43

Resnich, Milton 1959

Box 3, Folder 44

Ridenour Family 1956 - 1975

Box 3, Folder 45

Rorem, Ned

Box 3, Folder 46

Schjeldahl, Peter 1965

Box 3, Folder 47

Schloss, Edith 1947

Box 3, Folder 48

Schneeman, George 1971

Box 3, Folder 49

Schuyler, James 1975

Box 3, Folder 50

Thomson, Virgil 1980

Box 4, Folder 1

Towle, Tony 1968 - 1970

Box 4, Folder 2

Waldman, Anne 1968 - 1972

Box 4, Folder 3

Weaver, Bill 1949 - 1959

Box 4, Folder 4

Wieners, John 1959 - 1965

Box 4, Folder 5

Windham, Don 1948

Box 4, Folder 6

Winkfield, Trevor 1968 - 1973

Box 4, Folder 7

YALE LITERARY MAGAZINE 1969

 

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 4) WRITINGS: Arranged into six subseries: A) Poetry B) Prose, C) Journal Articles and Reviews, D) Diaries, E) Notebooks, and F) Notes.
A) Poetry: The largest subseries of WRITINGS, including published and unpublished works. The materials are arranged alphabetically under a combination of descriptive title, published title, and author's title. Included in this subseries are materials for Schuyler's Pulitzer Prize winning book The Morning of the Poem, as well as The Crystal Lithium, A Few Days, Freely Espousing, and The Home Book: Prose and Poems, 1951-1970. Includes typescripts with holograph revisions, although there are abundant examples of holograph manuscripts. A large portion of poems were originally organized by Schuyler in folders titled "miscellaneous." These folders have been grouped in a sub-subseries as "miscellaneous collected poems" and reorganized alphabetically by title, or for untitled poems, by first line. Although these folders contain some published poems, most are unpublished.
B) Prose: Includes materials for Alfred and Guinevere, Early in '71, What's for dinner?, and A Nest of Ninnies. The notes and manuscripts for A Nest of Ninnies provide numerous examples of the method of Schuyler's collaboration with Ashbery. Also includes shorter prose works, including prose fragments and leaves, which are located at the beginning of the subseries under "miscellaneous prose."
C) Journal Articles and Reviews: Materials related to Schuyler's work for ARTnews during the late 1950s and early 1960s. These materials include annotated typescript drafts for feature articles on artists, reviews of exhibitions, and pocket-size notebooks with original notes created during assignments and interviews. Among the artists represented in the ARTnews materials are Joe Brainard, Paul Georges, Fairfield Porter, and Ludwig Sander.
D) Diaries: Two early "diaries" are included here, one dated 1955 and the other undated. Recent Schuyler diaries are still in the author's possession.
E) Notebooks: A variety of items written or collected by Schuyler, including poems, prose works, recipes, newspaper clippings, and messages. The notebooks are organized chronologically. They often relate to a particular place (e.g. "Calais, Vermont") or a time period.
F) Notes: Folders containing miscellaneous groups of notes.
 

Poetry

Box 4, Folder 8

Collabs with Helena Hughes 1980

General note

Typescripts
Box 4, Folder 9

Collage poem for Kenward Elmslie 1970

Box 4, Folder 10

CRYSTAL LITHIUM - Typescript sent to the printer with printer's annotations

Box 4, Folder 11

CRYSTAL LITHIUM - Typescript poems with holograph revisions

Box 4, Folder 12

CRYSTAL LITHIUM - Photocopy of typescript

Oversize MC-038-01

CRYSTAL LITHIUM - Galleys

Box 4, Folder 14

CRYSTAL LITHIUM - Reviews

Box 4, Folder 15

Ducal Days, also titled as Shrine Exit

General note

Numerous versions with holograph revisions and annotations
Box 4, Folder 16

FEW DAYS - Original typescript with corrections and additions (before editing)

Box 4, Folder 17

FEW DAYS - First and second version (photocopy and typescript)

Box 4, Folder 18

FEW DAYS - Photocopy of revised typescript

Box 4, Folder 19

Fireproof Floors of Whitley Court

General note

Typescript with holograph revisions
Box 4, Folder 20

FREELY ESPOUSING - Correspondence with Doubleday 1968 - 1969

Box 4, Folder 21

FREELY ESPOUSING - Holograph with typescript first drafts

Box 5, Folder 1

FREELY ESPOUSING - Working drafts

Box 5, Folder 2

FREELY ESPOUSING - Complete typescript with revisions

Box 5, Folder 3

HOME BOOK: PROSE AND POEMS, 1951-1970 - Typescripts of poems 1951 - 1970

General note

With holograph revisions
Box 5, Folder 4

HOME BOOK: PROSE AND POEMS, 1951-1970 - Typescript of prose 1951 - 1970

General note

Entitled "The Home Book"
Box 5, Folder 5

HOME BOOK: PROSE AND POEMS, 1951-1970 - Typescript with holograph revisions 1951 - 1970

General note

Of a prose piece entitled "Current Events"
Box 5, Folder 6

HOME BOOK: PROSE AND POEMS, 1951-1970 - Phtocopy of corrected typescript

Box 5, Folder 7

Life, Death, and Other Dreams - Typescript and holograph notes

Box 5, Folder 8

Life, Death, and Other Dreams - Typescript and holograph notes

Box 5, Folder 9

Life, Death, and Other Dreams - Holograph note

Box 5, Folder 10

Life, Death, and Other Dreams - Edited typescript

Box 5, Folder 11

Life, Death, and Other Dreams - Photocopy of typescript

Box 5, Folder 12

Life, Death, and Other Dreams - Photocopy of PARIS REVIEW appearance of work

Box 5, Folder 13

Miscellaneous collected poems 1950s

General note

Includes: Beautiful Outlook, Sestina, A Grave, Palisades, In the cafe I sat and Watched the rain, I do not always understand why at you say, and: August, smelling of ripe grapes and afternoon.
Box 5, Folder 14

Miscellaneous collected poems 1975 - 1976

Box 5, Folder 15

Miscellaneous collected poems - From a yellow binder

General note

Photocopies
Box 5, Folder 16

Miscellaneous collected poems - Including "After the feast"

General note

Typescript
Box 5, Folder 17

Miscellaneous collected poems - THE NEW YORKER, submissions

General note

Typescript with holograph annotations
Box 5, Folder 18

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished poems ca. 1957-1960

Box 5, Folder 19

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished poems ca. 1975-1982

Box 5, Folder 20

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished poems

General note

Folder of miscellaneous poems
Box 5, Folder 21

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished poems

General note

Folder of miscellaneous poems
Box 5, Folder 22

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished poems

General note

Folder of miscellaneous poems
Box 5, Folder 23

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished poems

General note

Folder of miscellaneous poems
Box 5, Folder 24

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished poems

General note

Written in "Whether schlepping books after-class detention," typescript
Box 5, Folder 25

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished poems 1985

General note

Written in collaboratioin with Jonathan Leake
Box 5, Folder 26

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished miscellaneous poems - Titled A-F

Box 5, Folder 27

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished miscellaneous poems - Titled G-L

Box 5, Folder 28

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished miscellaneous poems - Titled M-R

Box 5, Folder 29

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished miscellaneous poems - Titled S-Y

Box 6, Folder 1

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished miscellaneous poems - Untitled A-H

General note

Arranged alphabetically by first line
Box 6, Folder 2

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished miscellaneous poems - Untitled I-P

General note

Arranged alphabetically by first line
Box 6, Folder 3

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished miscellaneous poems - Untitled R-Y

General note

Arranged alphabetically by first line
Box 6, Folder 4

Miscellaneous collected poems - Unpublished miscellaneous poems - Untitled

General note

Miscellaneous poem fragments
Box 6, Folder 5

MORNING OF THE POEM - Typescripts with holograph revisions

Box 6, Folder 6

MORNING OF THE POEM - Typescripts with holograph revisions

Box 6, Folder 7

MORNING OF THE POEM - Miscellaneous typescripts of poems

Box 6, Folder 8

MORNING OF THE POEM - First draft typescript

Box 6, Folder 9

MORNING OF THE POEM - Early selections of poems by "David"

Box 6, Folder 10

MORNING OF THE POEM - Early selections of poem by "David"

Box 6, Folder 11

MORNING OF THE POEM - "Payne Whitney Poems"

General note

Two pages of galley with revisions
Box 6, Folder 12

MORNING OF THE POEM - Corrected typescript with printer's notes

Box 6, Folder 13

MORNING OF THE POEM - Original blues

Oversize MC-038-02

MORNING OF THE POEM - Galleys

Box 6, Folder 14

MORNING OF THE POEM - Review

Oversize MC-038-03

PENGUIN MODERN POETS 24 - Galleys

General note

Edition devoted to the poetics of James Schuyler, Kenneth Koch, and Kenward Elmslie
Box 6, Folder 15

Poem - "This beauty that I see"

General note

Typescript
Box 6, Folder 16

Recent Poem

General note

Photocopies
Box 6, Folder 17

Torcello

General note

Typescript with holograph revisions
Box 6, Folder 18

Treasury of Birthday Thoughts

General note

Typescript
Box 6, Folder 19

Within the Dome with Ron Padgett, witten at Great Spruce Head Island

 

Prose

Box 6, Folder 20

Miscellaneous prose

Box 6, Folder 21

Untitled, unpublished prose

Box 6, Folder 22

ALFRED AND GUINIVERE - Correspondence with publishers and agents 1955 - 1968

General note

Includes correspondence with Brandt & Brandt, David Higham Associates, Ltd, E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc, Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., HARPER'S BAZAAR.
Box 6, Folder 23

ALFRED AND GUINIVERE - Typescript with holograph revisions

Box 7, Folder 1

ALFRED AND GUINIVERE - Pencil sketches for illustrations

Box 7, Folder 2

Boat house

General note

Typescript
Box 7, Folder 3

Bombshell - for Frank O'Hara

General note

Typescript with holograph revisions
Box 7, Folder 4

Brunch

General note

Typescript with holograph revisions
Box 7, Folder 5

Duet

General note

Typescript with holograph revisions
Box 7, Folder 6

Early in '71

General note

Photocopy
Box 7, Folder 7

Epithalamion

General note

Typescript with holograph revisions
Box 7, Folder 8

Fall - For Frank O'Hara, ca. 1960

General note

Typescript with holograph revisions
Box 7, Folder 9

Frank at Night 1952

General note

Typescript with holograph revisions
Box 7, Folder 10

Gallons of Coffee

General note

Typescript with holograph revisions
Box 7, Folder 11

Granny's Funeral 1975

General note

Typescript
Box 7, Folder 12

I don't need your pity, I just don't feel like anything - a pagent

General note

Typescript wtih holograph revisions
Box 7, Folder 13

Letters

General note

Typescript
Box 7, Folder 14

Lizzie Borden

General note

Typescript
Box 7, Folder 15

Meeting to Part

General note

Typescript with revisions
Box 7, Folder 16

NEST OF NINNIES, with John Ashbery 1968 - 1969

General note

Correspondence with E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc.
Box 7, Folder 17

NEST OF NINNIES, with John Ashbery

General note

Notebook containing approximately 30 holograph pages by Schuyler and Ashbery, illustrating alternate method used in composing the novel
Box 7, Folder 18-19

NEST OF NINNIES, with John Ashbery - Miscellaneous manuscript leaves

Box 7, Folder 20

NEST OF NINNIES, with John Ashbery - Final typescript

Box 7, Folder 21

NEST OF NINNIES, with John Ashbery - Contract 1968

Box 7, Folder 22

Notes on abstract painting

General note

Typescript
Box 7, Folder 23

One thing may not lead to another 1967

General note

Typescript with revisions
Box 7, Folder 24

Poet and his muse

General note

Typescript
Box 7, Folder 25

Poet and Painter Overture - notes on poetry in Don Allen's NEW AMERICAN POETRY

General note

Typescript
Box 7, Folder 26

They too are Drifting Uptown in a Bus

General note

ca. 1952, typescript with revisions
Box 7, Folder 27

Unpainted ground

General note

Typescript
Box 7, Folder 28

Untitled typescript

General note

Mrs. Henry Kitzberg, the laughing Charlotte of the class of '13
Box 7, Folder 29

Vita for Fairfield Porter

General note

Typescript and holograph notes
Box 7, Folder 30

What about the Glovers?

General note

Typescript with revisions
Box 7, Folder 31

WHAT'S FOR DINNER? - Original typescript with holograph revisions

Box 7, Folder 32

WHAT'S FOR DINNER? - Typescript beginning with holograph revisions

Box 7, Folder 33

WHAT'S FOR DINNER? - FinalTypescript

 

Journal Articles and Reviews

 

ARTnews

Box 7, Folder 34

Articles on artists - Blaine, Nell

General note

"The View from 210 Riverside Drive," Typescript
Box 7, Folder 35

Articles on artists - Brainard, Joe

General note

"Joe Brainard: Quotes and Notes," typescript
Box 7, Folder 36

Articles on artists - Freilicher, Jane

General note

Typescript with revisions
Box 7, Folder 37

Articles on artists - Georges, Paul

General note

Typescript with revisions
Box 7, Folder 38

Articles on artists - Kline, Franz

General note

"As American as Franz Kline," typescript with revisions
Box 7, Folder 39

Articles on artists - Porter, Fairfield

General note

"An Aspect of Fairfield Porter's Paintings," typescript with revisions
Box 7, Folder 40

Articles on artists - Sander, Ludwig

General note

Typescript with revisions
Box 7, Folder 41

Articles on artists - Tawney, Lenore

General note

Typescript with revisions
Oversize FB-054

Notebooks on exhibitions

Box 8, Folder 1

Reviews of artist's exhibigtions 1955 - 1960

General note

Typescript drafts
Box 8, Folder 2

Review of ANTHOLOGY OF MEXICAN POETRY

General note

Work complied by Samuel Beckett and published by Evergreen Press, typescript with revisions
 

Diaries

Box 8, Folder 3

Diaries 1955

Box 8, Folder 4

Diary notes

General note

Holograph
 

Notebooks

Box 8, Folder 5

Compositions 1959

General note

Contains extensive holograph notes on interviews with Alex Katz, Paul George (unpublished), and Ludwig Sander for ART NEWS
Box 8, Folder 6

Compositions - Paul Georges interview continued 1959

Box 8, Folder 7

Schooltime - notes on painter and poet Joe Brainard 1965

Box 8, Folder 8

Green note book - includes notes on painter Paul Burlin

General note

ca. 1969
Box 8, Folder 9

JS 1969-1972

Box 8, Folder 10

Unfinished novel, written in holograph by Schuyler and Ashbery 1970

Box 8, Folder 11

Red memo book - includes long prose work On the Train to Buffalo 1970

Box 9, Folder 1

Yellow memo book - with notes and poems 1971

General note

Including "Ida," "Marjorie Steward," "The Dew Drop Inn," "Janis Letho," "On awakening," "Diary," "July 8,1971," and "Beautiful Funerals."
Box 9, Folder 2

Copper-colored note book - Contains poems 1971

Box 9, Folder 3

Stenographer's notes book from hospital in Waterbury, Vermont 1971

General note

Contains poems "Roxy, a Sunday Blues," "Rosy Rock," and "Daily Planet."
Box 9, Folder 4

Compositions - contains poems 1971

Box 9, Folder 5

Compositions 1971

General note

"Calais, Vermont," contains poem entitled "Brain Washed"
Box 9, Folder 6

Compositions - Suffolk Psychiatric Hospital 1972

General note

Contains poem with first lines "the withholding tax"
Box 9, Folder 7

Yellow Note Book 1971

Box 9, Folder 8

Schooltime - contains unpublished poems 1971

Box 9, Folder 9

Two brown note books 1977

General note

Contains notes and the poems "Smothered in fox grape leaves," and "In the after-dinner lull"
Box 9, Folder 10

Compositions - D. L. & Other Dreams, contains the Howard Grinsberg scene

Box 9, Folder 11

College ruled - contains several pages of poem titles and newspaper clippings

 

Notes

Box 9, Folder 12-13

Miscellaneous notes

Box 9, Folder 14

Notes on Frank O'Hara's poems

Box 9, Folder 15

Scribbles

 

WRITINGS OF OTHERS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) WRITINGS OF OTHERS: Writings of other authors, collected by Schuyler. Among these materials is a poem entitled "To Jimmy" by Frank O'Hara, poems by Kenneth Koch, and a manuscript by Ludwig Sander about Sander's painting.
Box 9, Folder 16

Acconci, Vito Hannibal. "Double Bubble," ca. 1966

Box 9, Folder 17

Ashbery, John

General note

Poems
Box 9, Folder 18

Button, John - program of a recital

Box 9, Folder 19

Feldman, Morton - In Search of an Orchestration, music composition

Box 9, Folder 20

Koch, Kenneth - Pleasure of Peace

General note

Photocopy
Box 9, Folder 21

Koch, Kenneth - November 19th or So

General note

Typescript poem for Schuyler's birthday
Box 9, Folder 22

Meyers, John - The Poets of the New York School

General note

Photocopy with annotations by Schuyler
Box 9, Folder 23

Moore, Marianne - Grantie and Steel

General note

Poem
Box 10, Folder 1

O'Hara, Frank

General note

Poems
Box 10, Folder 2

Porter, Fairfield

General note

Poems
Box 10, Folder 3

Porter, Katy

General note

Poem
Box 10, Folder 4

Sander, Ludwig

General note

Writing on his own painting
 

SUBJECTS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 6) SUBJECTS: A number of folders have been arranged alphabetically into the SUBJECTS series. Included are miscellaneous financial records, appointment and telephone books, announcements for poetry readings, memorabilia, and articles about gardening. Materials related to grants and financial aid, dating from the early 1980s, are organized under the granting institutions. An item of interest is a collection of phone messages Schuyler took while housesitting for Kenward Elmslie.
Box 10, Folder 5

49 SOUTH

General note

A literary magazine edited by Schuyler from 49 South Main Street, Southampton, including submissions of poems by various authors
Box 10, Folder 6

Announcements, readings, etc. 1969

Box 10, Folder 7

ANTHOLOGY OF NEW YORK POETS - Contract

Box 10, Folder 8

Appointment and phone books 1975

Box 10, Folder 9

Books and records receipts

Box 10, Folder 10

CAPS - Creative Artists Public Service Program 1982

Box 10, Folder 11

Cartoons

General note

Collaboration by F. Porter, Anne Porter, Lizzie Porter, and Schuyler
Box 10, Folder 12

Elmslie, Kenward - Messages for K.E. taken by Schuyler at Elmslie's house 1971

Box 10, Folder 13

English exam entitled Practical criticism

Box 10, Folder 14

Financial Records - Chase Manhattan Bank 1960

Box 10, Folder 15

Financial Records - Guaranty Trust Company of New York 1947 - 1948

Box 10, Folder 16

Financial Records - Manufacturers Trust Company 1958 - 1961

Box 10, Folder 17

Financial Records - Miscellaneous materials

Box 10, Folder 18

Financial Records - Museum of Modern Art - Pay receipts 1959 - 1961

Box 10, Folder 19

Financial Records - Security National Bank

General note

ca. 1968-1973
Box 10, Folder 20

Gardening

Box 11, Folder 1

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Box 11, Folder 2

Joke recipes for magazine put out by Carol Gallup

Oversize MC-038-04

Koff's Calendar 1979

Box 11, Folder 4

LOCUS SOLUS

General note

Prospectus to John Ashbery and Harry Mathews suggesting what Locus Solus should be
Box 11, Folder 5

Longview Foundation, Inc.

General note

ca. 1961
Box 11, Folder 6

Medicaid application guidelines

Box 11, Folder 7

Memorabilia

Box 11, Folder 8

Miscellaneous materials

Box 11, Folder 9

N.E.A. grant applications 1984

Box 11, Folder 10

New York Foundation for the Arts grant materials

Box 11, Folder 11

Newspaper clippings

Box 11, Folder 12

Record lists

 

AUDIO TAPE RECORDINGS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 7) AUDIO TAPE RECORDINGS: Reel-to-reel tapes of Schuyler reading his work. Included are selections from Freely Espousing, The Crystal Lithium, and The Morning of the Poem, in addition to other works. These are especially valuable in light of Schuyler's reluctance to read in public.
Original recordings are restricted. Some listening copies on audiocassette are available in Box 12, as noted in the finding aid; researchers may request additional listening copies be produced.
Box 12, Folder 1

The Cenotaph, The Night, Letter Poem 3, The Crystal Lithium undated

Conditions Governing Access note

Original reel-to-reel restricted. Listening copy on audiocassette available in box 12.
Box 12, Folder 2

Unidentified

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply
Box 12, Folder 2

June 30, 1974, Korean Mums, Dec 28, 1974, Song, W.H. Auden, Dining Out with Doug and Frank 1982 January 6

Conditions Governing Access note

Original reel-to-reel restricted. Listening copy on audiocassette available in box 12.
Box 12, Folder 4

FREELY ESPOUSING and CRYSTAL LITHIUM

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions apply

General note

From Freely Espousing, includes: February, Faberge, Now and Then, Burried at Springs, Salute. From Crystal Lithium, includes: Empathy and New Year, In Earliest Morning, An East Window on Elizabeth Street, Scarlet Tanger.
Box 12, Folder 5

Morning of the Poem - Part 1 1981 September 23

Conditions Governing Access note

Original reel-to-reel restricted. Listening copy on audiocassette available in box 12.
Box 12, Folder 6

Morning of the Poem - Part 2 1981 September 23

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 12, Folder 7

Morning of the Poem - Part 3

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 12, Folder 8

Morning of the Poem - Part 4

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 12, Folder 9

Morning of the Poem - Part 5

Conditions Governing Access note

Original reel-to-reel restricted. Listening copy on audiocassette available in box 12.
Box 12, Folder 10

Hymn to Life (Part 3), Eyes at the Windows, Roxy, To Frank O'Hara, Schimmer, In Wiry Winter 1981 December

Conditions Governing Access note

Original reel-to-reel restricted. Listening copy on audiocassette available in box 12.
Box 12, Folder 11

Hymn to Life - Part 2

Conditions Governing Access note

Original reel-to-reel restricted. Listening copy on audiocassette available in box 12.
Box 12, Folder 12

Hymn of the Poem [Hymn to Life - Part 1?] 1981 December 16

Conditions Governing Access note

Original reel-to-reel restricted. Listening copy on audiocassette may be available in box 12.
 

ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

Box 13, Folder 1

Originals of preservation photocopies

Box 13, Folder 2

Originals of preservation photocopies

Box 13, Folder 3

Originals of preservation photocopies

Box 13, Folder 4

Originals of preservation photocopies

 

Accession Processed in 1993

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE: Because the bulk of the added correspondence dates from 1988 to 1991, when Schuyler was at the height of his artistic powers, exchanges with important writers help reflect Schuyler's mature vision. Hundreds of widely-dated postcards, also initially withheld, help document the quality and the activity of the friendship which surrounded Schuyler. Many of Schuyler's correspondents are known painters and poets. Among the major correspondents are Tom Carey, Helena Hughes, Anne Dunn, and Joe Brainard.
Box 14, Folder 1

Abbot, Mary 1964 - 1988

Box 14, Folder 2

Allen, Donald

Box 14, Folder 3

AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW - Arthur Vogelsang 1989

Box 14, Folder 4

Arion Press - Andrew Hoyem 1984

Box 14, Folder 5

Ashbery, Helen 1958

Box 14, Folder 6

Ashbery, John 1966 - 1990

Box 14, Folder 7

A-miscellaneous

Box 14, Folder 8

Berkson, Bill 1969 - 1990

Box 14, Folder 9

Berrigan, Sandy 1967 - 1968

Box 14, Folder 10

Berrigan, Ted 1963 - 1982

Box 14, Folder 11

Brainard, Joe 1965 - 1991

Box 14, Folder 12

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) 1989

Box 14, Folder 13

Brodey, Jim 1980

Box 14, Folder 14

Brownstein, Michael 1972 - 1982

Box 14, Folder 15

Burckhardt, Edith 1958 - 1969

Box 14, Folder 16

Burckhardt, Rudy 1957 - 1985

Box 14, Folder 17

Button, John 1956 - 1983

Box 14, Folder 18

B-miscellaneous

Box 14, Folder 19

Cameron, Peter 1988

Box 14, Folder 20

Campbell, Larry 1990

Box 14, Folder 21

Carcanet Press, Ltd. 1987 - 1990

Box 14, Folder 22

Carey, Harry, Jr. (Dobe) 1981 - 1988

Box 14, Folder 23

Carey, Tom 1980 - 1991

Box 14, Folder 24

Clark, Tom 1970 - 1971

Box 14, Folder 25

Cohen, Marc 1987 - 1991

Box 14, Folder 26

Coolidge, Clark 1971

Box 14, Folder 27

Corbett, William 1988 - 1991

Box 15, Folder 1

Cox, Chris 1980 - 1983

Box 15, Folder 2

Creative Artists Public Service Program 1982

Box 15, Folder 3

Creeley, Robert 1988

Box 15, Folder 4

C-miscellaneous

Box 15, Folder 5

Dash, Robert 1963 - 1990

Box 15, Folder 6

De Noyelles, Bill 1986 - 1990

Box 15, Folder 7

DENVER QUARTERLY (Donald Revell) 1989 - 1990

Box 15, Folder 8

Dia Art Foundation 1988

Box 15, Folder 9

Dlugos, Tim 1989

Box 15, Folder 10

Downes, Rackstraw

Box 15, Folder 11

Dunn, Anne 1979 - 1990

Box 15, Folder 12

D-miscellaneous

Box 15, Folder 13

Einzinger, Erwin 1988 - 1990

Box 15, Folder 14

Elmslie, Kenward 1965 - 1989

Box 15, Folder 15

Equi, Elaine 1990

Box 15, Folder 16

E-miscellaneous

Box 15, Folder 17

Fagin, Larry 1968 - 1981

Box 15, Folder 18

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., 1967 - 1990

Box 15, Folder 19

Ferguson, Anne Marie 1971

Box 15, Folder 20

Foye, Raymond 1986 - 1991

Box 15, Folder 21

Freilicher, Jane 1957 - 1985

Box 15, Folder 22

F-miscellaneous

Box 15, Folder 23

Gizzi, Michael 1989

Box 15, Folder 24

Gizzi, Peter 1989 - 1991

Box 15, Folder 25

Gold, Arthur 1957 - 1980

Box 15, Folder 26

Golde, Morris 1970 - 1990

Box 15, Folder 27

Grace Tea Compnay, Ltd. 1990 - 1991

Box 16, Folder 1

Groffsky, Maxine (Maxine Groffsky Literary Agency) 1975 - 1990

Box 16, Folder 2

Guest, Barbara 1958 - 1990

Box 16, Folder 3

Guston, Musa 1960

Box 16, Folder 4

G-miscellaneous

Box 16, Folder 5

Haberman, Daniel 1971 - 1988

Box 16, Folder 6

Henry, Gerrit 1985 - 1987

Box 16, Folder 7

Hillringhouse, Mark 1982 - 1991

Box 16, Folder 8

Hughes, Helena 1981 - 1991

Box 16, Folder 9

Hurley, Irma 1958 - 1989

Box 16, Folder 10

H-miscellaneous

Box 16, Folder 11

I-miscellaneous

Box 16, Folder 12

Johns, Jasper 1984

Box 16, Folder 13

J-miscellaneous

Box 16, Folder 14

Katz, Alex & Ada 1968 - 1988

Box 16, Folder 15

Katz, Vincent 1963 - 1989

Box 16, Folder 16

Kermani, David 1987 - 1988

Box 16, Folder 17

Kernan, Nathan 1990 - 1991

Box 16, Folder 18

Kikel, Ridy 1982

Box 16, Folder 19

Killian, Kevin 1989

Box 16, Folder 20

Koch, Ed 1969

Box 16, Folder 21

Koch, Kenneth 1964 - 1988

Box 16, Folder 22

Koethe, John 1971

Box 16, Folder 23

K-miscellaneous

Box 17, Folder 1

Larry, Michael 1979 - 1981

Box 17, Folder 2

Landsman's Bookshop Ltd. 1970 - 1991

Box 17, Folder 3

Little, Carl 1985 - 1990

Box 17, Folder 4

Long, Robert 1985 - 1991

Box 17, Folder 5

Longview Foundation, Inc. 1961 - 1962

Box 17, Folder 6

Lord, Andrew 1989

Box 17, Folder 7

L-miscellaneous

Box 17, Folder 8

Masters, Greg 1982 - 1985

Box 17, Folder 9

Mathews, Harry 1971 - 1984

Box 17, Folder 10

McCann, Sister Jacqueline 1968 - 1970

Box 17, Folder 11

McClatchy, Sandy 1987 - 1990

Box 17, Folder 12

McCourt, Jimmy 1980 - 1989

Box 17, Folder 13

Moore College of Art 1977 - 1978

Box 17, Folder 14

Moore, Honor 1988 - 1992

Box 17, Folder 15

Morgan, Bill 1983 - 1985

Box 17, Folder 16

Mount, Danny 1985 - 1985

Box 17, Folder 17

Myles, Eileen 1985 - 1990

Box 17, Folder 18

M-miscellaneous

Box 17, Folder 19

NEW AMERICAN WRITING, Maxine Chernoff, Paul Hoover 1988 - 1990

Box 17, Folder 20

NEW YORKER 1977 - 1990

Box 17, Folder 21

Newgarden, Albert 1989 - 1991

Box 17, Folder 22

North, Charles 1971 - 1990

Box 17, Folder 23

Notley, Alice 1982

Box 17, Folder 24

N-miscellaneous

Box 18, Folder 1

O.BLEK 1988 - 1990

Box 18, Folder 2

Ousley, John Douglas 1989 - 1991

Box 18, Folder 3

O-miscellaneous

Box 18, Folder 4

Padgett, Ron 1964 - 1990

Box 18, Folder 5

Painten, Jim 1985 - 1986

Box 18, Folder 6

PARIS REVIEW 1967 - 1991

Box 18, Folder 7

Park, Darragh 1975 - 1990

Box 18, Folder 8

Peck, Claude 1986 - 1987

Box 18, Folder 9

Pettet, Simon 1987 - 1991

Box 18, Folder 10

POETRY 1969 - 1987

Box 18, Folder 11

Poetry Center 1988 - 1990

Box 18, Folder 12

Poetry Project 1967 - 1991

Box 18, Folder 13

Polach, Frank 1978 - 1991

Box 18, Folder 14

Porter, Anne 1968 - 1990

Box 18, Folder 15

Porter, Elizabeth

Box 18, Folder 16

Porter, Fairfield 1956 - 1967

Box 18, Folder 17

Porter, Katherine 1956 - 1970

Box 18, Folder 18

P-miscellaneous

Box 18, Folder 19

Random House, Inc. 1985 - 1986

Box 18, Folder 20

Residenz Verlag 1988 - 1991

Box 19, Folder 1

Richie, Eugene 1988 - 1989

Box 19, Folder 2

Ridenour family, Schuyler's family name

Box 19, Folder 3

Rorme, Ned 1977 - 1990

Box 19, Folder 4

R-miscellaneous

Box 19, Folder 5

Schjeldahl, Peter 1965 - 1972

Box 19, Folder 6

Schuyler, James 1987 - 1990

Box 19, Folder 7

Smith, Alex 1977 - 1978

Box 19, Folder 8

Spender, Stephen 1988

Box 19, Folder 9

Stern, Richard 1965 - 1990

Box 19, Folder 10

S-miscellaneous

Box 19, Folder 11

Talbott, Harold 1980 - 1982

Box 19, Folder 12

Thomson, Virgil 1985 - 1986

Box 19, Folder 13

Towle, Tony 1967 - 1978

Box 19, Folder 14

Trinidad, David 1985 - 1991

Box 19, Folder 15

Trinidad, David 1985 - 1991

Box 19, Folder 16

T-miscellaneous

Box 19, Folder 17

U-miscellaneous

Box 19, Folder 18

Virga, Vincent 1987 - 1990

Box 19, Folder 19

V-miscellaneous

Box 19, Folder 20

Waldman, Anne 1970 - 1989

Box 19, Folder 21

Warsh, Lewis 1971 - 1981

Box 19, Folder 22

Watershed Foundation 1985 - 1989

Box 19, Folder 23

Weigel, Tom 1981 - 1982

Box 19, Folder 24

Winkfield, Trevor 1968 - 1988

Box 19, Folder 25

W-miscellaneous

Box 19, Folder 26

Yale University

Box 19, Folder 27

Young, Geoffrey 1981 - 1989

Box 19, Folder 28

Y-miscellaneous

Box 19, Folder 29

Zavatsky, Bill 1977 - 1990

Box 19, Folder 30

Z-miscellaneous

Box 19, Folder 31

Unidentified & miscellaneous correspondence

 

WRITINGS

 

Poetry

Box 20, Folder 1

Ajaccio Violets 1987

Box 20, Folder 2

Andrew Lord Poem 1989

Box 20, Folder 3

Birds 1988

Box 20, Folder 4

Blossoming Oakwood 1989

Box 20, Folder 5

Blue Windows 1984

Box 20, Folder 6

Cardinal 1988

Box 20, Folder 7

Chapel 1989

Box 20, Folder 8

Few Days, poems from

General note

pp. 19-32
Box 20, Folder 9

Friend

Box 20, Folder 10

G Major Quintet, Opus Posthumous 1988

Box 20, Folder 11

Haze 1989

Box 20, Folder 12

Horse-Chestnut Trees and Roses 1985

Box 20, Folder 13

Ilk: a Scottish word meaning... 1988

Box 20, Folder 14

June 27, 1988

Box 20, Folder 15

Let's All Hear It for Mildred Bailey! 1985

Box 20, Folder 16

Light Within 1987

Box 20, Folder 17

Little Portion 1988

Box 20, Folder 18

Mark 1990

Box 20, Folder 19

Mike 1971

Box 20, Folder 20

Mood Indigo 1985

Box 20, Folder 21

My Cat, the cat . . . 1988

Box 20, Folder 22

Noon Office 1989

Box 20, Folder 23

On the Deck 1989

Box 20, Folder 24

On the Dresser 1985 - 1987

Box 20, Folder 25

Orange Cat 1989 - 1990

Box 20, Folder 26

Over the Hills 1990

Box 20, Folder 27

Princess Di 1985

Box 20, Folder 28

Psyche

Box 20, Folder 29

Rain 1986

Box 20, Folder 30

Rainy Night in Georgia 1985

Box 20, Folder 31

Reserved Sacrament 1988

Box 20, Folder 32

Rose of Marion 1981

Box 20, Folder 33

Roxy, in POETRY 1981

Box 20, Folder 34

Shaker 1985

Box 20, Folder 35

Simone Signoret 1985

Box 20, Folder 36

Six Something 1990

Box 20, Folder 37

Snoring in New York

Box 20, Folder 38

Three Gardens

Box 20, Folder 39

Under the Hanger

Box 20, Folder 40

View 1988

Box 20, Folder 41

Vital Signs 1986

Box 20, Folder 42

White Boats, Blue Boats 1989

Box 20, Folder 43

Yellow Flowers

Box 20, Folder 44

Your Childhood 1990

Box 20, Folder 45

Poems: collaboration with Tom Carey

Box 20, Folder 46

Mss. in progress 1990

Box 20, Folder 47

Poems on Hold 1984 - 1989

Box 20, Folder 48

Miscellaneous poems

 

Prose Fiction and Collaborations

Box 21, Folder 1

ALFRED AND GUINEVERE

Box 21, Folder 2

IN COUNTRY WEXFORD, with Helena Hughes

Box 21, Folder 3

IN COUNTRY WEXFORD, with Helena Hughes

Box 21, Folder 4

Love Before Breakfast

Box 21, Folder 5

Small Crimes, with Tom Carey

Box 21, Folder 6

WHAT'S FOR DINNER?, pp. 13-18

Box 21, Folder 7

Prose--various pages

Box 21, Folder 8

Schuyler biograph sketch

Box 21, Folder 9

Article on Paul Burlin, painter

Box 21, Folder 10

Article on Anne Dunn, painter 1989

Box 21, Folder 11

Article on Darragh Park, painter

Box 21, Folder 12

ART NEWS reviews and notices

Box 21, Folder 13

Selected Art Writings of James Schuyler, Vol. I

Box 21, Folder 14

Selected Art Writings of James Schuyler, Vol. II

Box 21, Folder 15

Notes toward an art review (unidentified)

Box 21, Folder 16

Introduction to Marc Cohen, 12 TON BRIDGE (poems)

Box 21, Folder 17

On Frank O'Hara

 

Journals

Box 22, Folder 1

Journal pages 1968

Box 22, Folder 2

Journal pages 1968 - 1969

Box 22, Folder 3

Journal pages 1968 - 1969

Box 22, Folder 4

Journal pages 1971

Box 22, Folder 5

Journal pages 1981

Box 22, Folder 6

Journal pages 1984 - 1985

Box 22, Folder 7

Journal 1985

Box 22, Folder 8

Journal 1985

Box 22, Folder 9

Journal pages 1987

Box 22, Folder 10

Journal pages 1988

Box 22, Folder 11

Journal 1988

Box 22, Folder 12

Journal pages 1989

Box 22, Folder 13

Journal 1989

Box 22, Folder 14

Journal pages 1990

Box 22, Folder 15

Journal pages 1990

Box 22, Folder 16

Loose journal pages and miscellaneous notes

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) PHOTOGRAPHS: Schuyler's unrecognized skill as a photographer shows itself in the prints and contact sheets which comprise part of the photography series. The recurrence of certain photographic subjects--flowers, still lifes, gardens, landscapes, sunlit rooms--reminds us that Schuyler's poetry, in which similar subjects predominate, is part of an encompassing aesthetic of which each part is, in a sense, incomplete. The community of painters and poets of whom Schuyler was a part seems implicit in Schuyler's work itself, which searches for a pictorial character independent from language. Pictorial arrangements more often found in photography, or in painting, or even in domestic decoration or design, typify Schuyler's best writing, which in turn sublimates them in delicate musical phrases.
Arranged in two subseries: A) Photographs Taken by James Schuyler; B) PhotographsTaken by Others.
 

Photographs Taken By James Schuyler

Box 23, Folder 1

Miscellaneous subjects, prints

Box 23, Folder 2

Miscellaneous subjects, color contact sheets

Box 23, Folder 3

Miscellaneous subjects, black and white contact sheets

Box 23, Folder 4

Miscellaneous subjects, black and white contact sheets

Box 23, Folder 5

Fairfield Porter and family

Oversize MC-038-05

14 contact sheets, with portraits of Fairfield Porter; portraits of Schuyler 1984-1989

 

Photographs Taken By Others

Box 23, Folder 7

John Ashbery, prints

Box 23, Folder 8

Tom Carey, prints

Box 23, Folder 9

Artie Growich, prints

Box 23, Folder 10

Andrew Lord's ceramics, negative

Box 23, Folder 11

Eileen Myles [by Robert Mapplethorpe], print

Box 23, Folder 12

Frank O'Hara, print

Box 23, Folder 13

Fairfield Porter and family

Box 23, Folder 14

James Schuyler, prints

Box 23, Folder 15

Photographs of friends and relations, prints

Box 23, Folder 16

Alex Katz Paints a Picture

General note

c. 1962, photograph by Rudy Burckhardt, with note, print
Box 23, Folder 17

Miscellaneous prints

Box 23, Folder 18

AS MAINE GOES BY, photograph book by John McKee

Box 24, Folder 1-5

Photographs of paintings by Fairfield Porter

Box 24, Folder 6

Fairfield Porter: miscellaneous material

 

OTHER WRITERS

 

Gift Books and Manuscripts sent by James Schuyler

Box 25, Folder 1

Tom Carey, The Paul Clown Show, play, TSc

Box 25, Folder 2

Bill Corbett, Don't Think: Look, page proofs

Box 25, Folder 3

Millicent Dillion, She is in Tangier, play, TSc

Box 25, Folder 4

Jim Freeman, poems, TSc

Box 25, Folder 5

Harry Mathews, Selected Declarations of Dependance

Box 25, Folder 6

Eileen Myles, poems, TS

Box 25, Folder 7

Eileen Myles, poems, TS

Box 25, Folder 8

David Lehman, Operation Memory, page proofs

Box 25, Folder 9

Ron Padgett, The Big Something, page proofs

Box 25, Folder 10

Simon Pettet, Lyrical Poetry, page proofs

Box 25, Folder 11

David Trinidad, Hand Over Heart, poems, TSc

Box 25, Folder 12

David Trinidad, Hand Over Heart, poems, TSc

Box 25, Folder 13

Trevor Winkfield, NATIVITY 1974

General note

Z press
Box 25, Folder 14

Unidentified poems

 

Birthday Books

Box 26, Folder 1

Bill Berkson

General note

History of Rhythm and Blues, for Jimmy Schuyler on his birthday, November 9, 1969, Collage, water-color, ink
Box 26, Folder 2

Joe Brainard, handmade Happy Birthday card

General note

Collage, felt-tip pen, assemblage
Box 26, Folder 3

Kenward Elmslie - Summer Trash, commemorating Schuyler's birthday 1970

General note

Paste-in, ink, felt-tip pen on construction paper
 

Reviews of Books by James Schuyler

Box 26, Folder 4

Steve Abbott on SELECTED POEMS

Box 26, Folder 5

John Ash on A FEW DAYS

Box 26, Folder 6

John Ashbery on WHAT'S FOR DINNER?

Box 26, Folder 7

W. H. Auden on A NEST OF NINNIES

Box 26, Folder 8

Paul Breslin on THE MORNING OF THE POEM

Box 26, Folder 9

Dennis Cooper on A FEW DAYS

Box 26, Folder 10

William Corbett on SELECTED POEMS

Box 26, Folder 11

Douglas Crase on A FEW DAYS

Box 26, Folder 12

Dennis Donoghue on THE MORNING OF THE POEM

Box 26, Folder 13

Irvin Ephrenpreis, on John Ashbery's SELF PORTRAIT IN A CONVEX MIRROR

General note

With reference to JS
Box 26, Folder 14

Mark Ford on A NEST OF NINNIES

Box 26, Folder 15

Robert von Hallberg on THE MORNING OF THE POEM

Box 26, Folder 16

Wayne Koestenbaum on A FEW DAYS

Box 26, Folder 17

James McCourt, Strange Attraction:Exaltation and Calculation in the Poetry of JS

Box 26, Folder 18

James McCourt, screen treatment of WHAT'S FOR DINNER?

General note

American Playhouse teleplay
Box 26, Folder 19

Eileen Myles on James Schuyler

Box 26, Folder 20

Alice Notley, reviews of WHAT'S FOR DINNER? and THE MORNING OF THE POEM

Box 26, Folder 21

Even Ottenberg on WHAT'S FOR DINNER?

Box 26, Folder 22

Eugene Richie on SELECTED POEMS

Box 26, Folder 23

Stephen Spender on WHAT'S FOR DINNER?

Box 26, Folder 24

Edmund White on THE MORNING OF THE POEM

Box 26, Folder 25

Edmund White on James Schuyler

Box 26, Folder 26

English review of A NEST OF NINNIES

Box 26, Folder 27

Miscellaneous reviews and notices

 

Interviews

Box 26, Folder 28

James Schuyler with Raymond Foye

Box 26, Folder 29

XXIST CENTURY, No. 1., with Schuyler-Foxe interview 1991 - 1992

Box 26, Folder 30

James Schuyler with Brad Gooch

Box 26, Folder 31

James Schuyler with Mark Hillinghouse

 

Musical Setting of Poetry by James Schuyler

Box 26, Folder 32

Gerald Busby, What Ails My Fern? Program, letter

Box 26, Folder 33

Ned Rorem, The Schuyler Songs, programs

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) MISCELLANEOUS: The miscellaneous series documents the charming, accessible side of the aesthetic which informs Schuyler's writing. Newspaper clippings, old calling cards, tintypes of anonymous faces, Victorian stickers, flower cards, Christmas scenes, calling cards, and other lovely objects, show us that conventional and even sentimental beauty may accompany the most serious thinking, perhaps as its anodyne. Schuyler's cards and curiosities also speak of gay identity, with its sense of the value of marginal things, its outcast status, and its necessary intransigence at social or cultural perimeters. The miscellaneous series also contains beautiful gift books made by Joe Brainard, Kenward Elmslie, and Bill Berkson. Lavishly constructed birthday cards attest to the persistence and fidelity of Schuyler's friendships. Schuyler's friendships signify gay sensibility in another way, turning inevitable quarrels into comedies, and thereby maintaining a lasting sense of coterie. The miscellaneous series and correspondence series together document the life of that community of friends which came to generate so much art and writing.
 

Catholic Church

Box 27, Folder 1

Society of St. Francis: Little Portion Friary, correspondence 1957 - 1991

Box 27, Folder 2

Church of the Incarnation, New York, correspondence and miscellaneous papers

Box 27, Folder 3

Miscellaneous Christian material

 

Appointment Calendars

Box 27, Folder 4

Appointment book 1967

Box 27, Folder 5

Appointment calendar 1988

Box 27, Folder 6

Appointment calendar 1989

Box 27, Folder 7

Appointment calendar 1990

Box 27, Folder 8

Appointment calendar 1991

 

Readings given by James Schuyler

Box 27, Folder 9

Flyers

Box 27, Folder 10

Dia Art Foundation reading responses 1988

Box 27, Folder 11

Worksheets, contents lists of recording by JS

General note

Tape recordings of readings by JS, see separation sheet at end of register
 

Publishing

Box 27, Folder 12

COLLABS, with Helena Hughes, cover papers

Box 27, Folder 13

MORNING OF THE POEM, cover papers

Box 27, Folder 14

Miscellaneous publishing contracts

Box 27, Folder 15

Royalty statements

 

Awards

Box 28, Folder 1

Academy of American Poets, for distinguished poetic achievement 1983

General note

Framed
Box 28, Folder 2

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, citation, with press release

Box 28, Folder 3

National Book Critics Circle Nomination 1980

Box 28, Folder 4

Pulitzer Prize, invitation to recipients 1990 December 8

 

Biographical

Box 28, Folder 5

Autobiographical note

Box 28, Folder 6

Health-related matters

Box 28, Folder 7

Doctor's letters concerning Schuyler's schizo-affective disorder

Box 28, Folder 8

Bibliography

Box 28, Folder 9

Tax matters

Box 28, Folder 10

Investment statements

Box 28, Folder 11

Address books

Box 28, Folder 12

Passports 1953 - 1980

Box 28, Folder 13

University of the State of New York certificate of literacy 1945 October 11

Box 28, Folder 14

Trust fund documents ca. 1982-1988

 

Clippings and Ephemera

Box 28, Folder 15

Chelsea Hotel

Box 28, Folder 16

Obituaries 1989

Box 28, Folder 17-19

Art shows and catalogs

Box 29, Folder 1

Playbills and programs

Box 29, Folder 2

Film screenings

Box 29, Folder 3

Women's shoes, sensible, spike-heeled

Box 29, Folder 4

Carlton stuff, comic strips

Box 29, Folder 5

Flowers

Box 29, Folder 6

NEW YORKER articles about jazz musicians, Art Tatum, Peggy Lee

Box 29, Folder 7

Beautiful Homes

Box 29, Folder 8

Old Men Need Love Too

Box 29, Folder 9

Comic strips

Box 29, Folder 10

Doilies

Box 29, Folder 11

Patterns

Box 29, Folder 12

Recipes, food

Box 29, Folder 13

Pictures of handsome young men

Box 29, Folder 14

Beautiful women

Box 29, Folder 15

Miscellaneous clippings

Box 29, Folder 16

Miscellaneous items

Box 29, Folder 17

Articles and catalogues concerning gardening

Box 29, Folder 18

Unidentified collage, with movie stars

Box 29, Folder 19

Easter stickers

 

Albums and Other Material

Box 30, Folder 1

Surprise Model Picture Book

Box 30, Folder 2

Old postcards

Box 30, Folder 3

Pansy album, with several original art works pasted in by Brainard, Porter, Park

Box 30, Folder 4

Calling cards, prayer cards, Christmas scenes

Box 30, Folder 5

Snapshot album, annotated

Box 30, Folder 6

Most Beautiful Postcard in the World

Box 30, Folder 7

Old cards

Box 30, Folder 8

Beautiful pins

Box 30, Folder 9

Patterned playing cards

Box 30, Folder 10

From Faure's 2nd Piano Quartet, black and white photograph of watercolor

Box 30, Folder 11

Miscellaneous treasures

Box 30, Folder 12

Millie the Model: The Most Gorgeous Girl in All the World 1965

General note

Marvel Comics, Special Queen Size Annual
Box 30, Folder 13

Card and Autograph Album [Flowers]

Box 31, Folder 1

Old photographs, old cards, old portrait cases, tintypes

Box 32, Folder 1

Old cards, tintypes, 8 cassettes, popular music

Oversize FB-053-01

James Schuyler's typewriter