Scope and Content of Collection
Ignatow, David, 1914-
Title: David Ignatow Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1929-1994
47.60 linear feet
(93 archives boxes, 4 mapcase folders)
Abstract: Papers of David Ignatow, distinguished American poet. In the 1950s and 1960s, Ignatow edited several important periodicals,
among them THE BELOIT POETRY JOURNAL (co-editor, 1950-1959), NATION (poetry editor, 1962-1963), CHELSEA (consulting editor,
1969-1971), and the AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW (editor-at-large, 1972-1976). He returned to the BELOIT POETRY JOURNAL to edit
the William Carlos Williams memorial issue in 1963. Ignatow taught at many colleges and universities including the New School
for Social Research (1964-1965), Southampton College (1967-1968), and Columbia University (1969-1976). He served as poet-in-residence
at York College, City University of New York. The accessions processed in 1987 include manuscripts and typescripts of poems
dated from the 1930s to the 1970s, notebooks, and extensive correspondence. One-fourth of the correspondence relates to Ignatow's
various editorial posts. Prominent correspondents include the American poets William Carlos Williams, Charles Reznikoff,
Gregory Corso, Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg, Louis Zukofsky, Robert Creeley, and Denise Levertov. Outgoing letters written
by Ignatow are largely absent from the collection. The accessions include original essays, introductions, reviews, interviews
and ephemera. A substantial set of Ignatow's papers were processed in 1989. Almost half of these materials are general correspondence.
Also included are fifteen of the poet's spiral-bound notebooks dated from 1978 to 1988; and typescripts and proof pages of
three of Ignatow's more recent books, NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS, 1970-1985, THE ONE IN THE MANY, and WHISPER IN THE DARK. Of
special interest is an extensive group of typescripts of miscellaneous poems dating from the 1930s through the 1980s, many
of which include revisions. The additions also contain financial records of the bookbinding business run by Ignatow and his
father, as well as a small audio-visual collection, including recordings of some of Ignatow's readings and lectures. The accessions
processed in 1993 contain a chronological collection of original manuscripts and typescripts of Ignatow's poems and prose
from the early 1930s to the late 1980s, correspondence, several notebooks, a collection of essays and reviews of his work,
and the writings of colleagues. The accessions processed in 1994 contain correspondence, annotated poetry drafts, short stories
and articles, book production materials for AGAINST THE EVIDENCE (1993) and GLEANINGS: THE UNCOLLECTED POEMS OF THE FIFTIES
broadsides, drafts of opening remarks he gave at various ceremonies, drafts of statements he made, copies and video tapes
of interviews, and some ephemera. The materials in the accession date from 1929 to 1994 with the bulk dating from the 1960s
University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: MSS 0002
Language of Material:
Collection materials in English
The recommendations Ignatow wrote for colleagues and students listed in box 93, folders 47-52, are restricted for 75 years
after their receipt, i.e., until 2069.
David Ignatow Papers, MSS 0002. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
David Ignatow, distinguished American poet and man of letters, was born in Brooklyn, New York, 7 February 1914, and has spent
most of his life in New York City. Ignatow's parents were immigrants. His mother, Yetta Reinbach, from Austria-Hungary,
was the illiterate daughter of a forest warden and his father was born a Jew in the Czarist Ukraine. After graduating from
high school in 1932, Ignatow was employed as a writer in research by the Federal Government. In 1937, Ignatow married the
artist Rose Graubart; their son David was born that year. From 1948 to 1960, Ignatow was office manager at his father's bookbindery,
and from 1963 to 1964, before establishing his literary career, he accepted various employment as a Western Union auto messenger,
a hospital admitting clerk, and a paper salesman to publishers. While so employed, Ignatow published a first book of poetry,
POEMS (1948), and later, THE GENTLE WEIGHT LIFTER (1955) and SAY PARDON (1961). During the 1950s and early 1960s, Ignatow
began to establish his literary career in a series of editorships, the first at the fledgling BELOIT POETRY JOURNAL, which
Ignatow led from midwestern obscurity to national prominence. He was associated with BPJ from 1949 to 1958, and returned
to edit the William Carlos Williams memorial chapbook in 1963. His successful political poetry issue at CHELSEA led to an
editorship at NATION, held from 1962 to 1963. In 1955, Ignatow's son developed serious mental illness, from which he did
not recover. After 1955, Ignatow describes his writing as the record of his son's illness, and of his own recovery, years
later, of faith. In 1956, a daughter, Yaedi, was born to Rose and David Ignatow.
In his academic and literary career, Ignatow was Instructor at the New School for Social Research, New York (1964-1965); Visiting
Lecturer, University of Kansas, Lawrence (1966-1967); and at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York (1967-1969). He was Poet
in residence at York College of the City University of New York (1969), and from 1969, on faculty at Columbia University's
School of the Arts. In the 1960s, Ignatow was active in opposition to the war in Vietnam. He participated in mass demonstrations
and read at political poetry readings. He also supported the Berkeley free speech movement and the Afro-American struggle
for equality. Among honors bestowed on Ignatow have been two Guggenheim Fellowships, an Award from the National Institute
of Arts and Letters (1964), the Poetry Society's Shelley Memorial Award (1966), and, in 1977, the Bollingen Prize.
Ignatow is the author of numerous books of poems including: POEMS, THE GENTLE WEIGHT LIFTER, SAY PARDON, FIGURES OF THE HUMAN
(1964), RESCUE THE DEAD (1968), EARTH HARD (1968), FACING THE TREE (1975), TREAD THE DARK (1978), SUNLIGHT (1979), CONVERSATIONS
(1980), and WHISPER TO THE EARTH (1981). There are three collections: POEMS 1934-1969 (1970), SELECTED POEMS (1975), and
NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS: 1970-1985 (1986). Other publications include THE NOTEBOOKS OF DAVID IGNATOW (1973), and a collection
of essays, introductions, reviews and interviews, "Open Between Us" (1980). For further reference, see Joseph Lipari's complete
bibliography, THE POETRY OF DAVID IGNATOW: AN INTRODUCTION AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRIMARY SOURCES, 1931-1978 (University of Washington,
Scope and Content of Collection
Accessions Processed in 1987
The accessions processed in 1987 document the life and literary career of David Ignatow. Although there is material from the
1930s and 1940s, the bulk of papers date from the mid 1950s through 1971. The collection is arranged in four series, following
the author's own arrangement: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) NOTEBOOKS, 3) PUBLISHED POETRY, and 4) MISCELLANEOUS: REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS
SERIES ONE: CORRESPONDENCE
The first series, CORRESPONDENCE, documents the literary community of the 1950s and 1960s and is divided into the following
six subseries. 1A) General Correpondence, 1B) Wesleyan University, 1C) BELOIT POETRY JOURNAL Correspondence, 1D) CHELSEA Correspondence,
1E) NATION Correspondence, 1F) THE NEWSLETTERS Correspondence, 1G) AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW FOLIO - Manuscript and Correspondence.
This series does not include outgoing correspondence as a rule.
The first subseries, General Correspondence, is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. A folder may contain letters from
several correspondents, but each correspondent is identified in the finding list.
The remaining subseries consist of correspondence relating to Ignatow's various editorships, and the separate subseries are
arranged chronologically. Within each subseries, letters are arranged alphabetically, and each correspondent is assigned
a separate folder.
SERIES TWO: NOTEBOOKS
The NOTEBOOKS series is divided into the following three subseries; 2A) Spiral Notebooks; 2B) Typescripts of Notebook Pages;
2C) Typescripts of Edited Pages.
The first subseries, Spiral Notebooks, consists of fourteen spiral bound notebooks from which the binding has been removed
and which the author has dated from 1965 to 1973. Seven of these notebooks have been restricted from use by the author's
The second subseries consists of the author's typescripts of notebook pages dated 1934-1971, with photocopies of typescript
pages. Alternate folders of typescripts and photocopies are arranged chronologically, as dated by the author.
The third subseries consists of a typescript of the edited, published notebooks, with photocopies of the typescript in alternate
folders. Though the series is dated from the 1930s to the 1970s, an important group of notebooks and corresponding typescripts,
from the years 1935 to 1948, are missing having been destroyed by Ignatow's son.
SERIES THREE: PUBLISHED POETRY AND MANUSCRIPTS
The third series, PUBLISHED POETRY AND MANUSCRIPTS, is divided into the following thirteen subseries. 3A) THE GENTLE WEIGHT
LIFTER (1955), 3B) SAY PARDON (1961), 3C) FIGURES OF THE HUMAN (1964); 3D) RESCUE THE DEAD (1968), 3E) POEMS, 1934-1969 (1970),
3F) SELECTED POEMS - Chosen and With Intro. by R. Bly (1975), 3G) FACING THE TREE (1975), 3H) THE ANIMAL IN THE BUSH (1977),
3I) TREAD IN THE DARK (1978), 3J) SUNLIGHT: A SEQUENCE FOR MY DAUGHTER (1979), 3K) WHISPER TO THE EARTH (1981), 3L) LEAVING
THE DOOR OPEN (1984), and 3M) Miscellaneous Published poetry.
Each subseries is devoted to a single, published book, and the subseries are arranged chronologically by publication date.
Within each subseries, papers are arranged alphabetically by poem title; each title is given its own folder. These subseries
consist of manuscripts and typescripts of individual poems, and notebook leaves removed from notebooks by the author, on which
original versions of the folder poem are displayed. A number of notebook pages have not been identified, though the author
had placed them in envelopes and assigned them to published books; these unidentified mss. are found in separate folders which
follow the mss. folders of identified poems in the appropriate subseries. The folders in subseries 3E, POEMS, 1934-1969,
list page references to the published text, since the subseries text, POEMS 1934-1969, is much longer than the others; such
references are not made in the other subseries. In the folders of this series, leaves are arranged in order of revision from
first to finished copies. For the same reason, galleys follow the manuscript folders. The various stages of composition
are gathered together to help identify the composition process.
SERIES FOUR: MISCELLANEOUS: REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, AND EPHEMERA
The fourth series is divided into the following four subseries; 4A) Interviews - "Open Between Us," 4B) Reviews, 4C) Miscellaneous
and Ephemera, and 4D) Serials. The materials in this series consist of a selection of serials in which Ignatow's work appears
and various reviews, interviews, introductions and essays, and lastly, ephemera. (The actual serials have been separated
from the collection and added to the ANP serial collection. Patrons wanting to see these magazines need to request them by
Accessions Processed in 1989
The accessions processed in 1989 principally cover the years 1979 through 1988, although there are some materials relating
to business matters that are dated earlier. The additions are arranged in seven series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) NOTEBOOKS,
3) PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED POETRY, 4) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 5) REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, MISCELLANEOUS AND EPHEMERA, 6) FINANCIAL
RECORDS, 7) AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS and 8) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.
SERIES ONE: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE is divided into the following three subseries. 1A) Lists of Correspondents, 1B) General Correspondence
and 1C) Publications Correspondence. This material reveals how deeply Ignatow - as poet, critic, and devotee - was involved
in the literary community during the 1980's.
The first subseries, Lists of Correspondence includes lists (compiled and written by Ignatow himself) of correspondence, reviews,
and other papers collected by the poet and his wife from 1934-78.
The second subseries is entitled General Correspondence. While there are a few copies of Ignatow's own letters attached to
some of the correspondence of others, the bulk of the general correspondence subseries consists of letters written to the
poet. Letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, with each correspondent (providing that he or she has written
more than three letters) receiving his or her own folder. Within each folder, letters are arranged chronologically. Major
correspondents include Ai, Robert Bly, Siv Cedering, Michael Heller, Milton Hindus, Stanley Kunitz, Ralph Mills, Jr., Roy
Harvey Pearce, and Leif Sjoberg. Included is a considerable amount of correspondence from the Poetry Society of America.
Ignatow was an active member of the Society throughout the 1980s, and served as its president in 1981. Also extensive is
correspondence with ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS, which published Ignatow's books FACING THE TREE, TREAD THE DARK, and WHISPER TO
THE EARTH; and correspondence with the law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen and Dixon, which represented Ignatow in a suit
against Swallow Press over the failure of payment of royalty rights for THE NOTEBOOKS OF DAVID IGNATOW.
The third subseries, Publications Correspondence, was originally formed in the collection processed in 1986 and was intended
for correspondence relating to Ignatow's various editorships. Although Ignatow did not serve as editor of any of these periodicals
in the 1980s, this subseries has been maintained in the additions. It includes correspondence from four of the presses/periodicals
where he once served as editor.
SERIES TWO: NOTEBOOKS
The NOTEBOOKS series includes fifteen spiral-bound notebooks which the author dated from 1978-1988. They include drafts of
poetry and prose writings, personal reflections, and strategies and ideas for teaching composition. Ignatow did not date
individual entries in these books.
SERIES THREE: PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED POETRY
The third series, PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED POETRY, is divided into the follwing ten subseries. (All, with the exception
of Miscellaneous Poetry, are devoted to single, published books, arranged alphabetically by book title.) 3A) FACING THE TREE
(1975), 3B) FIGURES OF THE HUMAN (1964), 3C) LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN (1984), 3D) NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS, 1970-1985 (1986),
3E) THE ONE IN TH EMANY (1988), 3F) POEMS, 1934-1969 (1970), 3G) RESCUE THE DEAD (1968), 3H) TREAD THE DARK (1978), 3I) WHISPER
TO THE EARTH (1981), 3J) Miscellaneous Poetry.
The majority of this material deals with Ignatow's three latest publications, WHISPER TO THE EARTH (1981), NEW AND COLLECTED
POEMS, 1970-1985 (1986), and THE ONE IN THE MANY (1988). Included are manuscripts, typescripts, page proofs and galleys with
annotations. In general, the materials under each title are arranged in the approximate order of composition, from earliest
drafts to finished copies.
Using Ignatow's own organization, the subseries NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS, 1970-1985 was separated into further divisions --
each constituting one of the book's chapters. Each chapter contains selected works from one of his books.
The final subseries, Miscellaneous Poetry, includes typescripts, manuscripts and photocopies of poems (with revisions and
annotations) written between 1934 and 1989. Although Ignatow did not arrange these items in any recognizable order, they
have been ordered chronologically by decade and divided into the categories "titled" and "untitled." Within each folder,
poems are arranged alphabetically by title or by first line.
SERIES FOUR: WRITINGS BY OTHERS
The fourth series, WRITINGS OF OTHERS, is devoted to Ignatow's personal collection of some of his friends' and colleagues'
work. A typescript draft and final copy of a 1983 dissertation on THE POETRY OF DAVID IGNATOW, 1934-1979 by Joseph Lipari
constitutes the major part of this series. The draft is not annotated by either Ignatow or Lipari, and it has been divided
into folders by chapters. Other entries include works by Johannes Edfelt, Michael Schell, and Roberta Smith.
SERIES FIVE: REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, MISCELLANEOUS AND EPHEMERA
The fifth series, REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, MISCELLANEOUS AND EPHEMERA is arranged in the following four subseries: 5A) Interviews,
5B) Reviews of Ignatow's Books, 5C) Reviews of Other's Writings, and 5D) Miscellaneous and Ephemera. This series features
a transcript and draft of an interview with Ignatow by Joseph Lipari. Also included is a collection of reviews of nine of
Ignatow's books and a group of reviews written by Ignatow himself. Reviews for a given book are placed chronologically in
a folder, and folders are arranged by book title. In the final subseries, Miscellaneous and Ephemera, are the poet's personal
collection of announcements of his readings and lectures (arranged chronologically) and biographical articles (also ordered
SERIES SIX: FINANCIAL RECORDS
FINANCIAL RECORDS is divided into the following two subseries: 6A) Enterprise Bookbinding Company, Inc. and 6B) Personal Records.
This series includes papers dealing with the Enterprise Bookbinding Company, a business run by Ignatow and his father from
1948 to 1962. Also included are personal financial records, and Ignatow's commission statements from 1964-65 when he was
a salesperson for the Reem Paper Corporation. Ignatow's medical records listed in this series are restricted.
SERIES SEVEN: AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS
The seventh series, AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS, is divided into three subseries: 7A) Cassette Recordings of Readings/Lectures
by Ignatow; 7B) Recordings of Music Based on Ignatow's Poetry; 7C) Video Cassette Recordings. This series is devoted to Ignatow's
collection of cassette and video recordings, including four recordings of the poet's own readings and lectures, recordings
of musical compositions based on Ignatow's poetry, and a single videotape of the poet reading in 1986.
Accessions Processed in 1993
The accessions processed in 1993 contain a chronological collection of original typed manuscripts of Ignatow's poems and prose
from the early 1930's to the late 1980's; recent correspondence; several recent notebooks; a collection of essays and reviews
about his work; and the writings of colleagues. The materials are arranged in eight series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS,
3) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, 4) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 5) ARTICLES ABOUT IGNATOW, 6) REVIEWS OF IGNATOW'S BOOKS, 7) INTERVIEWS
and 8) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.
SERIES ONE: CORRESPONDENCE
Included in the CORRESPONDENCE series are letters (1989-1992) from journal publishers and colleagues. Among the correspondents
are Mary Crow, Milton Hindus, Jerome Mazzaro, and Gary Pacernick. The materials are arranged alphabetically by author and
then chronologically within the folder. Correspondents with less than three items are located in miscellaneous files by first
letter of the last name.
SERIES TWO: WRITINGS
The second series, WRITINGS, is arranged in two subseries: 2A) Poetry and Prose and 2B) Notebooks. The first subseries comprises
a collection of original typed manuscripts organized chronologically by Ignatow. The materials often show extensive editing
and revision. In addition, there are production materials from several publications- DESPITE THE PLAINNESS OF THE DAY; THE
ONE IN THE MANY: A POET'S MEMOIR'S ; and SHADOWING THE GROUND. Ignatow's autograph notebooks contain draft poems and prose.
SERIES THREE: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS
Among the MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS is a copy of Ignatow's resignation from THE AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW.
SERIES FOUR: WRITINGS OF OTHERS
The WRITINGS OF OTHERS series contains manuscript material sent to Ignatow by colleagues. The materials are arranged alphabetically
SERIES FIVE: ARTICLES ABOUT IGNATOW
In the ARTICLES ABOUT IGNATOW series are located papers and articles about Ignatow's work and career.
SERIES SIX: REVIEWS OF IGNATOW'S BOOKS
The REVIEWS OF IGNATOW'S BOOKS contains collections of reviews that are maintained in the order in which they were received.
SERIES SEVEN: INTERVIEWS
The INTERVIEWS series includes a 1992 interview with Ignatow by Leslie Kelen.
SERIES EIGHT: ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES
This series contains archivally unstable materials that have been pulled from the collection. Note that each of these pages
has been photocopied, stamped with "Copied from Original in this Collection," and refoldered at the appropriate location
within the collection.
Accessions Processed in 1994
The accessions processed in 1994 include correspondence, typescripts, annotated poem drafts, book production materials, audio
and video cassettes, and ephemera. The papers are dated 1929-1994, with the bulk of the material dating in the 1970s and
1980s. The additions occupy 5.4 linear feet and are arranged in the following six series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS,
3) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 4) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, 5) RESTRICTED MATERIALS, AND 6) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES
SERIES ONE: CORRESPONDENCE
The first series, CORRESPONDENCE, contains letters from friends and colleagues. Some prominent names in this series include
George Wallace, Harvey Shapiro, Norbert Krapf, and Bill Clinton (who sent a Christmas card to Ignatow). The vast majority
of this correspondence is from 1993, though there are a few items from 1987 and 1992. This series is arranged alphabetically
by the author's last name or by name of organization.
SERIES TWO: WRITINGS
The second series, WRITINGS, makes up the bulk of the 1994 accession and has been arranged in the following seven subseries:
2A) Annotated Poem Drafts; 2B) Short Stories and Articles; 2C) Book Production Materials; 2D) Broadsides; 2E) Opening Remarks;
2F) Statements; and 2G) Miscellaneous Photocopies. A description of each follows.
The first subseries is Annotated Poetry Drafts. This large subseries contains mostly typescripts of previously published
poems that Ignatow has revised. In some instances the original typescript accompanies the revised typescript. Also included
are typescripts of new poems Ignatow wrote in recent years and, in a few instances, unrevised original typescripts. The
material in this subseries dates from 1934-1993, with the bulk falling within the 1980s. This subseries is arranged alphabetically
by poem title or by first line.
The second subseries, Short Stories and Articles, contains a small selection of short articles written by Ignatow on a variety
of subjects. Included are diary-style writings such as "Memoirs, 1981", "1983", "1984" and "1985"; introductions and forewords
written for several books of poetry; some short stories such as "An Imaginary Dialogue" and a few articles including "On the
Language Poets" and "My Life with Whitman." These materials, largely undated, are arranged alphabetically by title.
The third subseries, Book Production Materials, includes materials related to the production of AGAINST THE EVIDENCE, a collected
work of Ignatow's poems published in 1993. Included is correspondence with colleagues and the editors at NEW ENGLAND PRESS,
lists of endorsement magazines, revised acknowledgments, galley proofs, page proofs, and paste ups. Also included in this
series is a computer print-out of GLEANINGS: THE UNCOLLECTED POEMS OF THE FIFTIES. This is a book by Ignatow apparently
published for the first time by GRIST ON LINE a poetry magazine and publisher on the Internet. These materials are arranged
first by title of the book, and then alphabetically by subject.
The fourth subseries, Broadsides, has been separated from the collection, catalogued and placed in UCSD's Archive for New
The fifth subseries, Opening Remarks, contains typescripts of several introductory speeches Ignatow was asked to give at poetry
readings and awards ceremonies. In these remarks, he discusses the particular merits and achievements of the poets he was
asked to introduce. Events include the awards ceremony given by the Poetry Society of America and the Academy of American
Poets. Some of the poets introduced are Adrienne Rich, Stanley Kunitz, Harvey Shapiro and Ted Weiss. This material, largely
undated, is arranged alphabetically by the name of the event.
The sixth subseries, Statements, contains what appears to be several short press statements or comments to be quoted in reviews
or introductions for books. The topics of these statements include Harvey Shapiro, De Palchi, the book THE CAVE DWELLERS,
and form in American poetry. Mostly undated, this small subseries is arranged alphabetically by either title or subject.
The seventh subseries, Miscellaneous Photocopies, contains about 200 photocopies of published poems by Ignatow. These are
the photocopies of poems Ignatow used for the annotated poem drafts in the first subseries. Because of the large quantity
and awkwardness of these materials, they were kept in the order in which they were received.
SERIES THREE: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS AND EPHEMERA
The third series, BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, contains several transcripts and two video tapes of interviews given by Ignatow,
an old autograph book dated 1929-1930 filled with signatures of Ignatow's classmates, a button which reads "How do you say
Ignatow?" and some autobiographical texts written by Ignatow at unknown dates. These materials are arranged alphabetically
SERIES FOUR: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS
The fourth series, MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, contains materials that do not relate to the other series in this collection.
Included are two portraits of Ignatow done by Amy Sillman in 1990, a syllabus for a poetry writing workshop, and a typescript
of two poems written by David Ignatow Jr. at the age of five. These materials are arranged alphabetically by type of material
or by subject.
SERIES FIVE: RESTRICTED MATERIALS
The fifth series, RESTRICTED MATERIALS, contains recommendations written by Ignatow for students and colleagues. This material
has been arranged alphabetically according to the name on the letter head Ignatow used to compose the recommendation. For
information on these materials, see the note "Restrictions" at the beginning of this document.
SERIES SIX: ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES
The sixth series, ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES, contains paper, that because of its high acid content, has been pulled
from its location within the collection. An archival photocopy of each item was made and re-foldered at the appropriate location
within the collection. These items can be distinguished by the stamp on the top of the paper that reads "Copied from Original
in this Collection." This material is arranged numerically according to the box and folder from which it was pulled.
The following items have been separated from the David Ignatow Papers, M-1994.026 accession, and either added to the Archive
for New Poetry printed collections or removed from the library.
THE LEONARD J. MILBERG COLLECTION OF AMERICAN POETRY. Compiled by J. Howard Woolmer. Princeton University Library, 1994.
NEW COVENANT: POEMS BY LONG ISLAND POETS FOR THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION. 1993.
THE PROSE POEM: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, Vols. 1 & 2. 1992.
WALKING SWIFTLY: WRITINGS AND IMAGES ON THE OCCASION OF ROBERT BLY'S 65TH BIRTHDAY. Edited by Thomas R. Smith. St. Paul:
Ally Press, 1992.
WINDOW ON THE BLACK SEA: BULGARIAN POETRY IN TRANSLATION. Edited by Richard Harteis in collaboration with William Meredith.
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellow Press, 1992.
5 AM, No. 6.
ANALYTIC, (Fall, n.d.).
BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW, v. 19 no. 2 (Summer 1993).
BOUNDARY 2, v. 4 no. 1 (Fall 1975).
CONFRONTATION, nos. 46/47 & 52/53 (Winter 1992 & Spring 1994).
DEFINED PROVIDENCE, v. 2. no. 1 (Fall / Winter 1993).
GULF COAST, v. 5 no. 2 (Spring 1993).
HANGING LOOSE 62.
LONG ISLAND QUARTERLY (Winter 1991).
NEW ENGLAND REVIEW, v. 15 no. 1 (Winter 1993).
NORTH STONE REVIEW, No. 10 (Winter 1992).
PAINTED BRIDE QUARTERLY: A POETRY RETROSPECTIVE 1973-1993. Edited by Louis McKee. Nos. 50/51 (1993).
PEQUOD, No. 36.
POETRY EAST, No. 35 (Spring 1993).
POETRY PRESS, No. 6 (1994).
THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ANTHOLOGY, v. 10.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ignatow, David, 1941- -- Archives
American poetry -- 20th century
Antin, David, -- correspondent
Berg, Stephen, -- correspondent
Berry, Wendell, 1934- -- correspondent
Bly, Robert, -- correspondent
Burnshaw, Stanley, 1906- -- correspondent
Creeley, Robert, 1926- -- correspondent
Dahlberg, Edward, 1900-1977, -- correspondent
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926- -- correspondent
Hall, Donald, 1928- -- correspondent
Hindus, Milton, -- correspondent
Honig, Edwin, -- correspondent
Levertov, Denise, 1923- -- correspondent
Lowenfels, Walter, 1897-1976, -- correspondent
Mills, Ralph J., -- correspondent
Olson, Charles, 1910-1970, -- correspondent
Oppen, George, -- correspondent
Pearce, Roy Harvey, -- correspondent
Reznikoff, Charles, 1894-1976, -- correspondent
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931- -- correspondent
Wakoski, Diane, -- correspondent
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963, -- correspondent
Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-1978, -- correspondent