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Accession Processed in 1977

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Box 1, Folder 1

Academy of American Poets. 7 ALs, 22 TLs, 4 D; 8 Rc

Box 1, Folder 2

American Jewish History Center. 10 TLs, 8 D; 8 Rc

Box 1, Folder 3

American Poetry Review. 1 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 1, Folder 4

Anonymous. 8 ALs; 2 Rc

Box 1, Folder 5

Auster, Paul. 2 ALs, 1 TLs, 1 D; 2 Rc

Box 1, Folder 6

Axelrod, Susan. 1 ALs, 7 TLs; 4 Rc

Box 1, Folder 7

A (misc.) 1 ALs, 7 TLs; 4 Rc

Box 1, Folder 8

Barnes, Djuna. 1 TLs, 1 D

 

Berg, Stephen

General note

See Box 18, Folder 3.
Box 1, Folder 9

Berkson, Bill. 3 ALs, 2 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 1, Folder 10

Buck, Fred ( Bezoar Magazine). 2 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 1, Folder 11

Business. 1 AL, 4 TLs; 7 Rc

Box 1, Folder 12

Business (cont.) 33 D

Box 1, Folder 13

B (misc.) 4 ALs, 1 TLs; 5 Rc

Box 1, Folder 14

Caplan, Ron. 3 TLs, 1 D; 1 Rc

Box 1, Folder 15

Carruth, Hayden. 1 ALs, 3 TLs, 1 D; 6 Rc

Box 1, Folder 16

Chapman, Abraham. 3 TLs, 1 D; 2 Rc

Box 1, Folder 17

Clark, Tom. 1 Rc

Box 1, Folder 18

Commentary Magazine. 1 ALs, 8 TLs; 3 Rc

Box 1, Folder 19

Cook, Albert. 5 TLs; 4 Rc

Box 1, Folder 20

Cooney, Seamus. 4 ALs, 14 TLs, 4 D; 14 Rc

Box 1, Folder 21

Corman, Cid. 4 TLs, 2 PP; 1 Rc; see also 19.1/2/3

 

Creeley, Robert

General note

See Box 19, Folders 1-3.
Box 1, Folder 22

Crozier, Andrew. 4 ALs, 8 TLs, 4 D; 15 Rc

Box 1, Folder 23

Cuddihy, Michael. 2 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 1, Folder 24

C (misc.) 6 ALs, 6 TLs; 1 Rc

Box 1, Folder 25-27

Degnan, June Oppen. 13 ALs, 3 TL, 50 TLs, 32 D, 1 AR, 36 Rc

Box 1, Folder 28

Deemer, Bill. 1 ALs, 1 TLs; 2 MS; 1 Rc

Box 2, Folder 1

Dembo, L.S. 3 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 2, Folder 2

D (misc.) 1 ALs, 1 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 2, Folder 3

Enslin, Theodore. 2 TLs; 1 Rc

Box 2, Folder 4

Enters, Angna. 1 TLs, 3 D; 1 Rc

 

Erlich, J. W

General note

See Academy of American Poets.
Box 2, Folder 5

Evanier, David. 8 TLs, 1 D; 7 Rc

Box 2, Folder 6

E (misc.) 1 ALs, 1 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 2, Folder 7

Fagin, Larry. 1 ALs

Box 2, Folder 8

Falk, Marcia. 1 ALs, 3 TLs, 2 D; 2 Rc

Box 2, Folder 9

Faucherau, Serge. 3 ALs, 1 TL; 3 Rc

Box 2, Folder 10

Finley, Ian Hamilton. 1 ALs; 2 Rc

Box 2, Folder 11

F (misc.) 2 ALs, 2 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 2, Folder 12

Gitin, David and Marcia. 2 ALs

Box 2, Folder 13

Gotham Book Mart. 12 TLs, 13 D; 3 Rc

Box 2, Folder 14

Guedalla, Roger. 5 TLs; 4 Rc

Box 2, Folder 15

G (misc.) 7 ALs, 5 TLs; 9 Rc

Box 2, Folder 16

Halper, Albers and Lorna. 4 ALs, 2 TLs; 1 Rc

Box 2, Folder 17

Halpern, Daniel. 2 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 2, Folder 18

Harper's Magazine. 4 TLs; 7 Rc

General note

Correspondence concerning Joseph Auslander's plagiarism of CR's "Rashi."
Box 2, Folder 19

Hays, H. R. 1 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 2, Folder 20

Heilman, Robert. 5 TLs, 3 Rc

Box 2, Folder 21

Hindus, Milton. 11 TLs; 2 MS; 7 Rc

General note

Correspondence includes unpublished articles by CR on Ezra Pound and Louis Zukofsky.
Box 2, Folder 22

Hoffman, Stanton. 5 TLs; 2 E; 3 Rc

Box 2, Folder 23

Hoberger, Eric. 2 TLs, 2 Rc

Box 2, Folder 24

H (misc.) 5 ALs, 16 TLs; 1 MS; 8 Rc

Box 2, Folder 25

Ignatow, David. 1 ALs, 6 TLs; 1 MS; 1 AR, 3 Rc

Box 2, Folder 26

Ishilf, Joseph. 1 ALs

Box 2, Folder 27

I (misc.) 1 TLs; 1 Rc

Box 2, Folder 28

Jewish Frontier. 1 ALs, 3 TLs, 1 D; 2 Rc

Box 2, Folder 29

Jewish Magazines. 2 ALs, 7 TLs, 1 D; 6 Rc

Box 2, Folder 30

Jewish Organizations. 2 ALs, 56 TLs, 11 D; 25 Rc

Box 2, Folder 31

J (misc.) 1 ALs, 3 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 2, Folder 32

Katz, Steve. 1 TLs, 1 D; 4 Rc

Box 2, Folder 33

Kesslar, Milton. 2 ALs, 1 TLs; 3 Rc

Box 2, Folder 34

Kherdian, David. 1 ALs, 1 TLs; 3 Rc

Box 2, Folder 35

Kosakoff, Reuven. 2 ALs

Box 2, Folder 36

K (misc.) 1 ALs, 13 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 2, Folder 37

Laughlin, James. 3 ALs, 6 TLs, 2 D; 5 Rc

Box 2, Folder 38

Levendosky, Charles. 2 TLs; 1 Rc

Box 3, Folder 1

Levertov, Denise. 2 ALs

Box 3, Folder 2

Libraries. 99 D

Box 3, Folder 3

Lopate, Phillip. 2 TLs; 1 MS; 1 Rc

Box 3, Folder 4

Lowenfels, Walter. 3 TLs; 1 MS; 1 Rc

Box 3, Folder 5

Luce, Gay. 1 TLs

Box 3, Folder 6

L (misc.) 5 ALs, 10 TLs, 3 D; 10 Rc

Box 3, Folder 7

Magazines (misc.) 5 ALs, 10 TLs, 3 D; 10 Rc

Box 3, Folder 8

Malanga, Gerard. 5 TLs, 1 D; 4 Rc

Box 3, Folder 9

Marshall, James. 6 TLs; 4 Rc

Box 3, Folder 10

Martin, John (Black Sparrow Press). 33 TLs, 11 D

Box 3, Folder 11

Martin, John. 1 AR, 25 Rc

Box 3, Folder 12

Meltzer, David. 4 TLs; 3 Rc

Box 3, Folder 13

Menorah Journal by Marie Syrkin. 6 TLsc; 16 Rc; 1 ALs

Box 3, Folder 14

Midstream. 7 TLs, 1 D; 1 MS; 3 Rc

Box 3, Folder 15

Montgomery, Stuart and Deirdere (Fulcrum Press). 7 TLs, 5 D; 1 AR, 6 Rc

Box 3, Folder 16

Museum of Modern Art (Lita Hornick). 2 TLs, 1 D

Box 3, Folder 17

M (misc.) 1 ALs, 7 TLs; 7 Rc

Box 3, Folder 18

National Institute of Arts and Letters. 5 TLs, 3 D, 3 Rc

Box 3, Folder 19

National Poetry Festival, Allendale, Mich. 1 ALs, 7 TLs, 4 D; 7 Rc

Box 3, Folder 20-21

New Directions. 2 ALs, 26 TLs, 34 D; 1 AR, 16 Rc

Box 3, Folder 22

New York University Law School. 2 TLs

Box 4, Folder 1

Niedecker, Lorine. 2 TLs; 2 MS

Box 4, Folder 2

N (misc.) 3 ALs, 6 TLs, 2 D; 5 Rc

Box 4, Folder 3

Objectivist Press. 1 D

Box 4, Folder 4

Oppen, George and Mary. 7 ALs, 3 TL, 10 TLs, 4 D; 4 Rc

Box 4, Folder 5

O (misc.) 2 ALs, 1 TLs; 1 Rc

Box 4, Folder 6

Padgett, Ron. 5 ALs, 5 TLs, 3 D; 5 Rc

Box 4, Folder 7

Perlman, John. 2 TLs; 1 MS; 1 Rc

Box 4, Folder 8

Pickard, Tom. 1 ALs

Box 4, Folder 9

Poetry Conference, Readings. 1 ALs, 1 TL, 9 TLs, 4 D; 3 Rc

Box 4, Folder 10

Publishers. 3 ALs, 1 TL, 35 TLs

Box 4, Folder 11

Publishers (cont.) 9 D; 24 Rc

Box 4, Folder 12

P (misc.) 2 ALs, 2 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 4, Folder 13

Rokosi, Carl. 2 ALs, 3 TLs; 1 Rc

Box 4, Folder 14

Reznikoff, Charles (family papers). 2 D

Box 4, Folder 15-16

Reznikoff, Charles. 5 ALs, 15 TLs, 5 MS

General note

Letters of condolence and tributes sent to Marie Syrkin on CR's death.
Box 4, Folder 17

Riley, Peter. 2 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 4, Folder 18

Rosenblum, Martin J. 4 TLs; 1 Rc

Box 4, Folder 19

Rosenmann, Julius

Box 4, Folder 20

Ross, James. 1 TLs

Box 4, Folder 21

Rudolf, Anthony. 1 ALs, 3 TLs, 3 D; 2 Rc

Box 4, Folder 22

R (misc.) 7 ALs, 15 TLs, 4 D; 9 Rc

Box 4, Folder 23

Samperi, Frank. 2 ALs; 1 Rc

Box 4, Folder 24

San Francisco State Poetry Center. 4 TLs, 3 D; 7 Rc

Box 4, Folder 25

Savitt, Lynne. 1 ALs; 1 Rc

Box 4, Folder 26

Schneider, Duane. 5 TLs, 8 D; 4 Rc

Box 4, Folder 27

Seed, John. 6 ALs, 1 TLs, 2 D; 12 MS; 5 Rc

Box 4, Folder 28

Shapiro, Harvey. 1 TLs; 2 Rc

Box 4, Folder 29

Snow, C.P. 1 TLs; 1 Rc

General note

See also 19.1/2/3.
Box 4, Folder 30

Spann, Marcella. 1 TLs; 1 Rc

Box 4, Folder 31

Syrkin, Marie. 11 ALs, 5 D; 2 Rc

Box 4, Folder 32

S (misc.) 9 ALs, 13 TLs, 1 TL; 10 Rc

Box 5, Folder 1

Tarn, Nathaniel. 1 ALs

Box 5, Folder 2

Tobias, Thoma. 1 ALs, 5 TLs; 3 Rc

Box 5, Folder 3

Tucker, Harvey. 1 TLs, 1 Rc

Box 5, Folder 4

T (misc.) 3 TLs, 1 D; 1 Rc

Box 5, Folder 5

U (misc.) 1 TL, 1 TLs; 1 Rc

Box 5, Folder 6

V (misc.) 1 TLs

Box 5, Folder 7

Waldman, Anne. 2 TLs, 1 D; 2 Rc

 

Warshow, Robert

General note

See Box 18, Folder 18.
Box 5, Folder 8

WBAI Radio. 1 ALs, 5 TLs, 2 D; 2 Rc

Box 5, Folder 9

Weil, James. 5 TLs, 1 D; 5 Rc

Box 5, Folder 10

Weinberger, Eliot. 1 ALs, 5 TLs, 1 D; 4 Rc

Box 5, Folder 11

Williams, Gil. 4 TLs, 4 D; 1 Rc

Box 5, Folder 12

Williams, Jonathan. 1 TL, 1 TLs; 1 Rc

Box 5, Folder 13

Williams, William Carlos. 1 ALs, 1 TLs, 1 D

Box 5, Folder 14

W (misc.) 3 ALs, 8 TLs, 2 D; 1 AR, 7 Rc

Box 5, Folder 15

YMHA. 6 TLs, 2 D; 2 Rc

Box 5, Folder 16

Y (misc.) 1 ALs

Box 5, Folder 17

Zukofsky, Louis and Celia. 3 ALs, 3 D; 1 Rc

Box 5, Folder 18

Zychlinska, Rajzel. 6 ALs, 3 D; 7 MS

Box 5, Folder 19

Z (misc.) 2 TLs, 1 D

 

WRITINGS

 

Books

 

By the Waters of Manhattan

Box 5, Folder 20-22

Corrected proofs - Includes New Directions Volume

Box 6, Folder 1

Script for dramatic reading. Performed by the Sharon Temple Players, Temple Israel; Sharon, Mass

 

Reviews

Box 6, Folder 2

General

Box 6, Folder 3

1962 - 1963

Box 6, Folder 4

Ca. late 1960s & early 1970s

 

By the Well of Living and Seeing

Box 6, Folder 5

Ts of early draft, with corrections. Sections titled: A) "Notes for an Autobiography", B) "Notes for a Commonplace Book", C) " Family Chronicle: Notes for an Autobiography"

Box 6, Folder 6-8

Corrected 1968 TS

Box 6, Folder 9-11

Carbon TS with extensive revisions

Box 6, Folder 12

TS and paste-ups with corrections. Note from C.R. to publisher entitled "Printing Guide," concerning type, spacing, paper, etc

Box 6, Folder 13

TS of selected verse with heavy corrections

Box 7, Folder 1

Page paste-ups, version with corrections 1972 - 1972

Box 7, Folder 2

Omitted materials - Omitted from 1969 and 1974 versions

Box 7, Folder 3

"Notes for an Autobiography" - Prose TS with corrections of material that later appeared in BTWoLAS. Also find paste-ups with corrections of "From a Notebook," material that appeared in BTWoLAS and was published separately in Midstream, Winter 1968

Box 7, Folder 4

Reviews

 

Holocaust

Box 7, Folder 5

Early draft with corrections

Box 7, Folder 6

Early drafts - Incomplete TS, complete TS marked "second draft" with corrections

Box 7, Folder 7

TS marked "third revision" - Also carbon with corrections and paste-ups

Box 7, Folder 8

TS marked "third revision" and arranged as script for dramatic reading

Box 7, Folder 9

TS marked "fourth revision" - Also carbon of letter sent to John Martin of Black Sparrow Press concerning proofs

Box 8, Folder 1-2

Xeroxed transcripts of Nazi War Trials, the basis for Holocaust

Box 8, Folder 3

Notes and news clippings with an "Introductory Note" by C.R. Also Night Words; a Midrash on the Holocaust by David Ruskies

Box 8, Folder 4

Miscellaneous TS and MS notes. Includes preface to a reading of Holocaust

Box 8, Folder 5

Verse fragments (carbon) and handwritten notes on chapter organization

Box 8, Folder 6

Reviews

 

Jews of Babylonia

Box 8, Folder 7

Early drafts 1969 - 1969

Box 8, Folder 8

Completed Portuguese translation by Maximo Siminovich, published in Mundo Israelita, Buenos Aires

 

Manner Music

Box 8, Folder 9-10

Early drafts

Box 8, Folder 11

Reviews

Box 9, Folder 1-2

Nine Plays - "Uriel Acosta," paste-ups with corrections 1961

 

Persons and Places

Box 9, Folder 3

TS with corrections 1974 - 1974

Box 9, Folder 4

Carbon TS with corrections 1974 - 1974

Box 9, Folder 5-7

Rejoice Young Man - Original typescript

 

Testimony: The United States, 1885-1915

 

Testimony: The United States, 1885-1890

Box 10, Folder 1

TS with preface and corrections

Box 10, Folder 2

Unmarked carbon of final TS

Box 10, Folder 3

Final printing version, corrections

Box 10, Folder 4

Proof sheets, with corrections

Box 10, Folder 5

Carbon of title page with notes on page and separate note on "the right of privacy"

Box 10, Folder 6

Outline of sections and lists of characters

Box 10, Folder 7

Reviews from 60s and early 70s

 

Testimony: The United States, 1891-1895

Box 10, Folder 8-9

First TS with corrections

Box 11, Folder 1-2

Carbon of first TS, corrections

Box 11, Folder 3

Carbon - Marked "as submitted to New Directions and afterwards revised"

Box 11, Folder 4

Carbon of TS, sent to New Directions, with corrections

 

Early TS draft, with source materials

Box 11, Folder 5

"South" section

Box 11, Folder 6-7

"West" section

Box 12, Folder 1-2

"North" section

Box 12, Folder 3

Revision of "South" section

 

Testimony: The United States, 1896-1900

Box 12, Folder 4

First draft - Handwritten outline, with xerox of original source materials

Box 12, Folder 5

Cover, with markings

Box 12, Folder 6-11

Original MS. 1891-1895 and 1896-1900 were originally conceived as separate books, this is the first attempt at merger, with corrections

Box 13, Folder 1-6

Carbon TS

Box 13, Folder 7

Final copy for private printing

 

Testimony: The United States, 1901-1905

Box 13, Folder 8-11

Source materials from law journals, with notes

Box 14, Folder 1-2

TS with numerous corrections

Box 14, Folder 3-8

Carbon of original TS. First assimilation of materials from 1901-1905 and 1906-1910

 

Testimony: The United States, 1901-1910

Box 14, Folder 9-14

Original MS with corrections, with some carbon and TS pages

Box 15, Folder 1-7

Carbon of original sent to England for Ferry Press edition (1968) with paste-ups and corrections, pages 1-236

Box 16, Folder 1-3

Carbon of original sent to England for Ferry Press edition (1968) with paste-ups and corrections, pages 238-308

Box 16, Folder 4-16

Carbons and discards, items with corrections

 

Testimony: The United States, 1911-1915

Box 17, Folder 1

Source materials from law journals

Box 17, Folder 2

TS with corrections and additional law journal notes

Box 17, Folder 3

Early drafts and source materials

Box 17, Folder 4

Copy sent to Stephen Berg of American Poetry Review, letter enclosed

 

Idea File

Box 17, Folder 5

Idea File - index

Box 17, Folder 6

Idea File - a

Box 17, Folder 7

Idea File - b

Box 17, Folder 8

Idea File - c

Box 17, Folder 9

Idea File - f

Box 17, Folder 10

Idea File - j

Box 17, Folder 11

Idea File - k

Box 17, Folder 12

Idea File - m

Box 17, Folder 13

Idea File - p

Box 17, Folder 14

Idea File - r

Box 17, Folder 15

Idea File - s

Box 17, Folder 16

Idea File - t

Box 17, Folder 17

Idea File - w

 

Lectures and Readings

 

American Jewish Historical Society

Box 18, Folder 1

Introduction to lecture titled "The Jews in American and English Poetry" 1965 - 1965

Box 18, Folder 2-5

Xeroxes and paste-ups of poems organized with notes as materials for lecture series

Box 18, Folder 6

"Introductions," file compiled by C.R. including introductions for readings

Box 18, Folder 7

Sparrow Lecture Series - TS of lecture given as part of series and carbon copy of speech for series

 

The Menorah Journal materials

Box 18, Folder 8-9

Short stories by C.R. for MJ, including: "Aprocrypha," offprint; "In the Country," offprint; "Meetings and Partings, Friends and Strangers," offprint; Murder will Out," TS; "Nudnik," offprint; "Passage after Arms," offprint; "The Snow on the Garage," TS; untitled story on David Franks, TS

Box 18, Folder 10

Article by C.R. on The Menorah Journal for Midstream, and Reviews of The Menorah Journal

Box 18, Folder 11

"Epitaph for a Jewish Magazine: Notes on The Menorah Journal," from Commentary 1965 - 1965

 

Notes, Miscellaneous

Box 18, Folder 12

Notes for a Diary 1959 - 1959

Box 18, Folder 13

Notes on "Projects to Finish"

Box 18, Folder 14

Notes by C.R. concerning himself, his writings, thoughts, etc

Box 18, Folder 15

Notes and source materials for article on Mayer Sulzherger

Box 18, Folder 16

Notes for prose on Salvador, and Bennetto and Major Noah

Box 18, Folder 17

Notes concerning the Jews of Cleveland - Includes letters sent to Sidney Vincent, a Cleveland Jew

Box 18, Folder 18

Notes and TS of historical prose fragments - Prose fragments on a newpaper reporter for the New York Herald in mid 1850s

Box 18, Folder 19

Notes and prose fragments 1946 - 1946

Box 18, Folder 20

Notes for article on Karl Shapiro

 

Notes on Composition Theory

Box 19, Folder 1

Articles from The Nation (1961), with passages underlined with regards to the problem of "writing history," and untitiled poem on the difference between writing prose and verse

Box 19, Folder 2

"The Method of Revision," file titled by C.R. with originals and xeroxes of both notes and newspaper clippings; underlined , with notes in margins

Box 19, Folder 3

"The Objectivist Press," notes by C.R

Box 19, Folder 4

"The secret of effective narrative verse," and "as to method"

Box 19, Folder 5

"Studies in the Rhythm of Dialogue"

Box 19, Folder 6

Cut out page from book (title?) with excerpts by C.R. on "writing biography"

 

Poetry

 

Collection of Poetry from 1973-1975

Box 19, Folder 7-8

Items with corrections

Box 19, Folder 9

With extensive corrections , including "Incident in Mexico" and "The Good Old Days"

Box 19, Folder 10

Curse, poem with corrections

Box 19, Folder 11

Good Old Days: Recitative, Historical episodes in verse. Edited and sent to Stephen Berg of American Poetry Review, May 1975

Box 19, Folder 12

Recitative, carbon

Box 19, Folder 13

Rhythms III: Walking in New York. Marked "sent to Malanga," for inclusion in Autumn 1975 issue of Transatlantic Review, no. 52

 

Miscellaneous Writings

Box 19, Folder 14

Character sketches in prose

 

Charleston Jews

Box 19, Folder 15

Proposal for novel based on life of Frances Marion

 

Notes on Charleston Jews

Box 19, Folder 16

Notes and prose drafts for early history Charleston Jews, also find New York City Public Library receipts for newspapers from the 1830's, presumably check-out by C.R. as source materials

Box 19, Folder 17

Notes from McCrady, book of history of South Carolina, with notes and prose fragments by C.R. drawn from the text

Box 19, Folder 18

Note on ironical close to Charlestown; 1780

 

Charlestown: A Historical Novel

Box 19, Folder 19

Typescript

 

The Palmetto Fly

Box 19, Folder 20

Notes and TS of 2nd version of novel's opening

Box 19, Folder 21

TS with extensive correction

Box 19, Folder 22

Speech, typescript. Titled "The Life and times of Early American Jews, 1645-1800, in Charleston, South Carolina, and in the Beginning of the Congregation Beth Elohim"

Box 19, Folder 23

Current Prose 1954. File titled by C.R. containing notes for a novel on David Franks and Aaron Lopez, theme of American Jewry

 

Encyclopedia Judaica materials

Box 19, Folder 24

MS of article on Irving Kauffman

Box 19, Folder 25

Collected articles

Box 19, Folder 26

First There is Need - Xerox with corrections; essay published by Black Sparrow Press as Sparrow 52

Box 19, Folder 27

Four Themes for a Novel

General note

File titled by figure from Elizabethan history and murder of Pesach Rubenstein, for more on C.R.'s writings on Rubenstein, see Pesach Rubenstein Materials
Box 19, Folder 28

Imaginative Prose ca. 1955

General note

File titled by C.R. with: notes and outlines for stories, two poems, and TS for Diaspora; 1st Century B.C.E.
 

Julius Rosenmann materials

Box 19, Folder 29

In Memoriam: Julius (Judah) Rosenmann (d.1961)

Box 19, Folder 30

Prose concerning Julius Rosemann from diary entry 1951 - 1951

Box 20, Folder 1

Man of Honour - Thoughts on Louis Marshal

Box 20, Folder 2-3

Manuscript of a Novel Never Completed. A folder labeled by C.R., containing short prose from late 1930s early 1940s and verse fragments from the same period

Box 20, Folder 4

Pesach Rubenstein materials. Notes and rough draft (ca. 1947-50) on the Pesach Rubenstein murder case, including xerox of pamphlet "Thrilling Mysteries of the Pesach Rubenstein Murder" (1876)

Box 20, Folder 5

Story of Old Woman - Based on conversations with Julius Rosenmann ca. 1951

Box 20, Folder 6

Tales of Benjamin III - TS and notes

 

REVIEWS

Box 20, Folder 7

Black Sparrow Press editions of C.R.'s work

Box 20, Folder 8

Family Chronicle 1968

Box 20, Folder 9

Five Groups of Verse 1927

Box 20, Folder 10

Nine Plays 1927

Box 20, Folder 11

Poems 1920

Box 20, Folder 12

Reading in Cleveland 1969

Box 20, Folder 13

Inscriptions: 1944 - 1956, in Newleader

 

PERSONAL ARTIFACTS

Box 20, Folder 14

Address list

Box 20, Folder 15

Addresses, in composition book

Box 20, Folder 16

Addresses/mailing list for Family Chronicle

Box 20, Folder 17

Books to Read, list suggested by Kenneth Roxroth, and list compiled by C.R

Box 20, Folder 18

Brief biography of C.R

Box 20, Folder 19

Draft card and autographed copy of the U.S. Army's Infantry Drill Regulations

Box 20, Folder 20

Law school notes 1912 - 1916

Box 20, Folder 21

Men of Achievement Award 1973 - 1973

Box 20, Folder 22

Photos - George Oppen, Allen Ginsberg and others from the National Poetry Festival, Allendale, Michigan

Box 20, Folder 23

Xeroxes of biographical information on Reznikoff

Box 20, Folder 24

Things to do today - memo pad

 

MATERIALS RELATING TO REZNIKOFF'S PARENTS

 

Nathan Reznikoff

Box 20, Folder 25

Letter to N.R., and prose by N.R

 

Memoirs of Nathan Reznikoff

Box 20, Folder 26

Yiddish version

Box 20, Folder 27

Original version

Box 21, Folder 1

English translation - Formed basis of "Early History of a Sewing Machine Operator" (1936)

 

Sarah Reznikoff

 

Autobiography

Box 21, Folder 2-3

Typescript & copies

Box 21, Folder 4-6

Manuscript

Box 21, Folder 7

Manuscript copy - Part I

Box 22, Folder 1-2

Manuscript copy - Part II-III

Box 22, Folder 3

Memoirs, the basis of "Early History of a Seamstress" -- MS. Bound composition book

 

WRITINGS BY AND ABOUT REZNIKOFF'S FRIENDS

Box 22, Folder 4

Oppen, George, Discrete Series - TS of Oppen's first book

General note

Enclosed in boards and titled "1930's" on first page. "Zukofsky" is written on title page, with "George Oppen" written over it in C.R.'s handwriting. TS has numerous revisions and different arrangement than published version.
Box 22, Folder 5

Syrkin, Marie, Gleanings - Review

Box 22, Folder 6

Reviews and newsclippings relating to other poets

 

Accession Processed in 1990

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Box 23, Folder 1-2

Letters from Reznikoff to Marie Syrkin - Includes journal entries. AL, TL, typescript carbons 1928 - 1961

 

Letters to Marie Syrkin after Reznikoff's death

Box 23, Folder 3

From Black Sparrow Press, (TL) 1976

Box 23, Folder 4

Miscellaneous Correspondence, (TL)

Box 23, Folder 5

Unidentified Correspondence, (TL) 1933 May 16

 

AUTHOR'S COLLECTION

Box 23, Folder 6

Five Groups of Verse - Annotated copy (hard-bound book) 1927

Box 23, Folder 7

Going To and Fro and Walking Up and Down - Annotated copy (hard-bound book) 1941

Box 24, Folder 1

By the Waters of Manhattan (soft-bound copy) - Copy has some missing sections and pages 1962

Box 24, Folder 2

Testimony: The United States (1885-1890) (two paperback books) - Copy has missing pages 1965

Box 24, Folder 3

JOB in Chelsea 24/25 - Annotated copy 1968

Box 24, Folder 4

Testimony the United States (1891-1900) - Annotated copy (paperback book) 1968

Box 24, Folder 5

By the Well of Living and Seeing and The Fifth Book of the Maccabees - Annotated copies (3 paperback books) 1969

Box 24, Folder 6

By the Well of Living and Seeing: New and Selected Poems - Annotated copy with individual inserted notes (paperback book) 1974

 

Accession Processed in 1991

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Box 25, Folder 1

Boni, Charles 1930

Box 25, Folder 2-3

Syrkin, Marie 1930

Box 25, Folder 4

Pool, David de Sola 1953

 

CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS

Box 25, Folder 5, Oversize MC03705

Miscellaneous

 

FINANCIAL RECORDS

 

Income and Expense Journals

Box 25, Folder 6

1947 - 1962

Box 25, Folder 7

1948 - 1962

Box 25, Folder 8

1965 - 1974

Box 25, Folder 9

1968 - 1975

 

Expense Notebooks

Box 26, Folder 1

1975

Box 26, Folder 2

1976

 

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

Box 26, Folder 3

Al Lewin memorabilia

Box 26, Folder 4

Photograph of Reznikoff

Box 26, Folder 5

Two poems by Reznikoff ("Sonnet I" and "Day by Day")