Guide to the San Francisco State College Poetry Center records, 1953-1961

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Guide to the San Francisco State College Poetry Center Records, 1953-1961

Collection number: BANC MSS 78/161 c

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: San Francisco State College Poetry Center Records,
Date (inclusive): 1953-1961
Collection Number: BANC MSS 78/161 c
Creator: San Francisco State College. Poetry Center
Extent: Number of containers: 9 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Primarily correspondence of Ruth Witt-Diamant, director, with poets participating in readings at the Center, together with program notes, publicity material, and biographical information submitted by the poets; papers regarding the history, organization and financing of the Center; appeals for support; lists of poets who read at the Center; reference file of poets' names; form letters for bookings, etc.
Languages Represented: English

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Francisco State College Poetry Center records, BANC MSS 78/161 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Organizational History

The Poetry Center was established at San Francisco State College in 1954, largely as the result of the persistent effort of faculty member Ruth Witt-Diamant. Its purpose was to integrate poetry with the cultural life of the city by bringing poets of national and international reputation to the west coast to read and discuss their work, and by presenting, also, well-known local poets and poets whose work was new and unpublished. The program began with a reading by Theodore Roethke on February 24, and the Center gained increasing support from both the academic community and the public at large. The list of poets appearing over the years is impressive, including W. H. Auden, Richard Eberhart, Langston Hughes, Stanley Kunitz, Stephen Spender, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams and Robert Lowell.
Mrs. Witt-Diamant served as director of the Center from its inception until her retirement in 1961, when James Schevill took over her duties. Robert Duncan, closely associated with the Center from the beginning, was assistant director, 1956-57.

Scope and Content

These records, purchased from Mrs. Witt-Diamant in 1978 with funds made available from the Chancellor's Opportunity Fund and by the Friends of The Bancroft Library, relate to the period of her directorship. Some additions were purchased April 1980 from Ida G. Hodes. They are described in the Key to Arrangement below.

Key to Arrangement

Boxes 1-9

Correspondence

Additional Note

Include copies of letters from Mrs. Witt-Diamant and others associated with the Center, to poets, inviting them to participate, making arrangements for the readings at the Center and also at other institutions in the West, etc.; letters from the poets, declining or accepting, and also commenting on their work, on the information they wanted to include in introductory remarks, on their reactions to the readings, on other poets and their work, etc. Arranged alphabetically by name of person, with copies of letters emanating from the Center interfiled chronologically with the incoming letters. Program notes for readings, publicity material, biographical information submitted by poets, etc., have been placed in their respective correspondence files. Some of Mrs. Witt-Diamant's personal correspondence, of later date, is also included. A partial list of the correspondents follows the Key to Arrangement. Unlisted letters (fan mail, letters from other colleges and institutions, inquiries from the community regarding the Center, etc.) are in alphabetical miscellanies preceding each letter of the alphabet.
Box 1

A - B

Box 2

C - D

Box 3

E - Hd

Box 4

He - L

Box 5

M - O

Box 6

P - R

Box 7

S

Box 8

T - Wh

Box 9

Wi - Z

Unidentified correspondents

Box 9

Correspondence re San Francisco Art Festivals, 1957-1958

 

Papers re the history, organization, financing, program, etc. Include copies of by-laws, budget data, minutes of meeting of advisory board, etc.

 

Account book, 1954, for disbursements, membership receipts, etc.

 

Program notes, press releases, etc. re poetry readings, workshops, etc. [N.B. Most of these are filled in the correspondence files for poets appearing at the Center.]

 

Material relating to brochures, posters, etc.

 

Appeals for support (primarily form letters)

 

List of Bay Area poets; reference file of poets' names

 

List of poets who read at the Center

 

Form letters for bookings for readings

 

Ruth Witt-Diamant's lecture, ca. 1966, presenting history of the Center

 

Miscellany

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Abbe, George

 

Letter, Nov. 1, 1957

 

Abbett, Melville

 

2 letters, 1961. Also included: program note.

 

Adams, Leonie, 1899-

 

12 letters, 1958-1959. Also in the file: letters from other universities and colleges concerning readings; itinerary for her trip; publicity announcements for the reading.

 

Aiken, Conrad Potter, 1889-

 

Letter, June 9, 1956. Declining invitation to appear at the Wallace Stevens reading.

 

Albert, Richard E., 1932-

 

2 letters, 1958. Also included: program note.

 

Aldan, Daisy

 

3 letters, 1955-1960

 

Allen, Donald Merriam, 1912-

 

3 letters, 1959-1960. Also included: copy of an agreement, Feb. 1961, re his participation in "Poets' Seminar."

 

Anderson, Jack, 1935-

 

3 letters, 1958-1959. Also included: biographical information, announcement of reading, program notes.

 

Arnstein, Flora

 

2 letters, 1957-1958. Also included: announcement of reading and press release.

 

Auden, Wystan Hugh, 1907-1973

 

9 letters and telegrams, 1954. Also included: telegram, Oct. 15, 1954, from Christopher Isherwood to Auden; letters from other colleges and universities about readings; biographical notes on Auden; "notes on conversation with Auden;" his itineraries; publicity announcements.

 

Barker, Eric

 

12 letters & cards, 1958-1960. Also included: biographical information, announcement of readings.

 

Barker, George

 

Letter, [ca. Oct. 5, 1959]. Included also: letters from other institutions; biographical information; publicity announcements.

 

Bathurst, William, 1935-

 

Postcard & note, 1959-1960. Also included: program note and publicity announcement.

 

Bentley, Wilder, 1900-

 

2 memos & 1 letter, 1957-1958. Re a Poetry Center workshop.

 

Birney, Earle, 1904-

 

7 letters, 1959-1961. Included also: publicity announcements, offprints and typed copies of some of his poems, curriculum vitae, etc.

 

Blaser, Robin

 

Letter, Nov. 8, 1959

 

Bliven, Bruce, 1889-1977

 

Letter, Jan. 11, 1958

 

Bogan, Louise

 

16 letters, 1954-1959. Also included: letters from Northwest College Lectures and Concerts Association; publicity material.

 

Bowers, Edgar

 

6 letters, 1958-1959. Included also: program note, announcements.

 

Boyd, Bruce, 1928-

 

2 letters, 1958. Included also: program note; publicity material.

 

Brakhage, Stan

 

Letter, May 2, 1962

 

Brinnin, John Malcolm

 

4 letters, 1953-1955

 

Broughton, James Richard, 1913-

 

16 letters, 1952-1960 & n.d. Included also: publicity material for the Center's readings, workshops, etc.; biographical material; two poems (typescript); mimeographed copy of his play, "Mother, Reality, & Happiness;" birth announcement for his son, Orion; etc.

 

Burke, Kenneth, 1897-

 

2 letters, 1957-1958. Included also: biographical and bibliographical information; publicity releases; clipping.

 

Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968

 

2 letters, 1957-1959. Also included: two clippings and a theater program for one of his plays.

 

Caen, Herbert Eugene, 1916-

See San Francisco Chronicle

 

California. State College, San Francisco

 

205 letters & interoffice memos, 1954-1961 & n.d. Correspondence with members of faculty, administrative staff, student organizations, etc., re program and activities financing the Center's operations and other administrative matters, calendaring events, etc.

 

Church, Peggy Pond

 

Letter, Feb. 7, 1957

 

Ciardi, John, 1916-

 

5 letters, 1957-1960

 

Clark, Walter Van Tilburg

 

2 letters, 1960 & n.d.

 

Combs, Tram, 1924-

 

7 letters, 1957-1958. Also included: publicity material for reading, copies of his poems, program notes, etc.

 

Corman, Cid, 1924-

 

5 letters, 1959-1960. Also included: publicity material for reading and biographical material.

 

Cornford, Frances (Darwin), 1886-1960

 

Letter, n.d. Also included: MSS of poems (some holographic).

 

Corso, Gregory

See Ginsberg, Allen

 

Couletti, Henri, 1927-

 

2 letters, 1959. Also included: letters from other institutions re readings, program for reading, biographical material.

 

Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-

 

2 letters, 1955. Included also: letters from Viking Press and Muriel Cowley; announcement of his lecture at San Francisco State.

 

Creeley, Robert, 1926-

 

3 letters, 1959. Also included: publicity material for his reading: program notes (1959) by Robert Duncan; biographical material.

 

Davie, Donald Alfred, 1922-

 

4 letters, 1957-1958. Also included: publicity material for the reading; signed copy of his poem, "Anecdote of Transitions;" biographical information; program note.

 

Deutsch, Babette, 1895-

 

24 letters, 1958-1959. Also included: letters from other colleges and universities re readings; publicity material for her reading; biographical information; itinerary; etc.

 

Drake, Carol Christopher, 1933-

 

3 letters, 1957. Among copies of Poetry Center letters addressed to her are some by Robert Duncan, as assistant director.

 

Duffy, Clinton Truman, 1898-

 

Letter, May 19, 1950

 

Duncan, Robert Edward, 1919-

 

37 letters, 1954-1960. Include personal and business letters and copies of letters written while assistant director. Also included: a few letters addressed to him, including one from Lawrence Clark Powell (1/30/57); program notes for his own readings; program notes he wrote for others; publicity material; etc. [N.B. Most of the program notes written by Duncan for other poets have been filed in the correspondence files for the poets concerned.]

See also: Carol C. Drake; Robert Creeley; William Everson; Jean Garrigue; Elsa Gidlow; Allen Ginsberg; Madeline Gleason; Thom Gunn; Rolfe Humphries; Randall Jarrell; Weldon Kees; Walter E. Kidd; Denise Levertov; Lawrence Lipton; Robert Lowell; Archibald MacLeish; James Merrill: William S. Merwin; Josephine Miles; Marianne Moore; Rosalie Moore; Charles Olson; Anthony Ostroff; Poetry Center, New York; John Crowe Ransom; Kenneth Rexroth; Sue Rosen; May Sarton; Richard Wilbur; Gerd Stern; William Jay Smith; Gael Turnbull

 

Eberhart, Richard, 1904-

 

31 letters, 1954-1960. Also included: letters from other institutions relating to readings and from Mrs. Eberhart; copy of his address on Robert Frost; itineraries; publicity material for readings, etc.

 

Eliot, Thomas Stearns, 1888-1965

 

Letter, Oct. 11, 1955. Written for him by his secretary.

 

Emerson, Richard Wirtz, 1924-

 

4 letters, 1954-1955. Some relate to work done for the Center by the Golden Goose Press.

 

Engle, Paul Hamilton, 1908-

 

3 letters, 1959

 

Everson, William, 1912-

 

12 letters, 1949-1959. Writing primarily as Brother Antoninus; some letters addressed to Robert Duncan.

 

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1919-

 

8 letters, 1954-1961. Also included: publicity material for readings; biographical information; mimeographed copy of "The Alligation."

 

Fiedler, Leslie A.

 

5 letters, 1954-1955

 

Garrigue, Jean

 

12 letters, 1956-1957. Among copies of Poetry Center letters are some written by Robert Duncan, as assistant director. Also included: Duncan's program notes for her reading publicity material, etc.

 

Gibbs, Barbara

 

2 letters, 1956. Also included: letters written on her behalf by her husband, Francis Golffing.

 

Gidlow, Elsa

 

5 letters, 1957-1958. Among copies of Poetry Center letters are some from Robert Duncan, as assistant director. Included also: press release and program note for reading.

 

Gilbert, Jack

 

3 letters, 1957 & n.d. Also included: publicity material.

 

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-

 

8 letters, 1957-1959. Enclosure to letter, n.d., signed also by Philip Whalen: copies of some of their poems. Included also: publicity material re readings; "program note" by Ginsberg and Gregory Corso; program note for reading, written by Robert Duncan.

 

Gleason, Madeline, 1913-

 

Letter, Aug. 1960. Included also: program note for her reading written by Robert Duncan; biographical information; publicity material.

 

Golden Goose Press

See Emerson, Richard W.

 

Golffing, Richard

See Gibbs, Barbara

 

Gregor, Arthur

 

2 letters, 1956 & 1960

 

Gunn, Thom, 1929-

 

10 letters, 1955-1959. Among copies of Poetry Center letters is one from Robert Duncan as assistant director. Included also: program note, publicity announcement.

 

Hall, Carol

 

6 letters & telegrams, 1960-1961. Included also: press release, book announcement.

 

Halpern, Martin, 1929-

 

3 letters, 1961-1962. Included also: program note; biographical information; publicity material.

 

Hart, Lawrence

 

4 letters & postcards, 1954-1959 & n.d. Letter, May 11, 1959, is a photocopy of one addressed to William Hogan.

 

Hatfield, Lee, 1932-

 

5 letters, 1959-1960. Included also: publicity announcement; copies of some of his poems

 

Hedley, Leslie Woolf

 

5 letters, 1954-1958. Include also: press release and program note.

 

Henderson, Helena

 

5 letters, 1959. Included also: program note and publicity material.

 

Hirschman, Jack

 

Letter, [June 28, 1961]

 

Hogan, William 1914-

See San Francisco Chronicle

 

Holmes, Theodore

 

4 letters, 1959. Included also: announcement of reading.

 

Horan, Robert, 1922-

 

2 letters, 1954-1961. Included also: biographical material, review of his poetry; publicity material.

 

Horwitz, Leonard

 

3 letters, 1959. Included also: copies of some poems; announcement of workshop.

 

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

 

14 letters, 1958-1959. Included also: letters from other colleges re readings; biographical information; publicity material; program notes for reading; bibliography; itinerary; etc.

 

Humble, Christopher, 1935-

 

3 letters, 1958-1959. Included also: program note for his reading and publicity announcements.

 

Humphreys, [John R.], 1918-

 

Letter, n.d. Signed Dick Humphreys.

 

Humphries, Rolfe

 

14 letters, 1956-1957. Among copies of letters from the Poetry Center are some written by Robert Duncan as assistant director.

 

Isherwood, Christopher

See Auden, W. H.

 

Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955

See San Francisco Chronicle

 

Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965

 

4 letters, 1956. Among copies of letters from the Poetry Center are some from Robert Duncan as assistant director. Included also: letters from other colleges re readings; letter from Mary Randall; publicity material; itineraries; program notes prepared by Robert Duncan; notes, "Randall Jarrell on Muriel Rukeyser;" etc.

 

Jones, Le Roi

 

Letter, Feb. 4, 1965. Form letter written on behalf of The Black Arts Repertory Theater.

 

KPFA, Berkeley

 

4 letters, 1954-1964

 

KQED, San Francisco

 

Letter, Feb. 7, 1956

 

Kaffke, Robert

 

3 letters, 1959-1960. Included also: copies of some of his poems; announcement of reading and workshop.

 

Kees, Weldon, 1914-1955

 

Letter, Aug. 4, 1954. Addressed to Robert Duncan.

 

Keith, Joseph Joel

 

4 letters, 1960-1961

 

Kidd, Walter E.

 

11 letters, 1956-1957. Among copies of letters from the Poetry Center are some from Robert Duncan, as assistant director. Included also: copies of some poems; biographical information; etc.

 

Kizer, Carolyn

 

4 letters, 1956-1959. Included also: program note for her reading.

 

Koch, Kenneth, 1925-

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Kunitz, Stanley Jasspon, 1905-

 

10 letters, 1956-1960. Included also: letters from other colleges re readings; biographical material; itineraries; publicity material.

 

Langland, Joseph

 

11 letters, 1960-1961. Included also: program note for his reading.

 

Laughlin, James, 1914-

 

Letter, Mar. 1, 1960

 

Lechlitner, Ruth, 1901-

 

5 letters, 1957-1958. Signed: Ruth Lechlitner Corey.

 

Lengyel, Cornel, 1915-

 

Letter, Feb. 14, 1958. Included also: copy of a poem, "Fool's Song;" biographical material.

 

Levertov, Denise, 1923-

 

Statement, Jan. 1961. Included also: program notes, including note for 1953 reading, written by Robert Duncan.

 

Levine, Philip, 1928-

 

6 letters, 1958-1960. Included also: program note for his reading; announcement and publicity material.

 

Lipton, Lawrence, 1898-

 

Letter, Jan. 29, 1957. Among copies of letters from the Poetry Center are some from Robert Duncan, as assistant director.

 

Logan, John, 1923-

 

3 letters, 1961-1964. Also included: publicity material for readings; broadside with his poem, "Only the Dreamer Can Change the Dream," with note on verso.

 

Lowell, Robert, 1917-

 

16 letters & telegrams, 1956-1966. Among copies of letters from the Poetry Center are some by Robert Duncan as assistant director. Included also: letters from other colleges; postcards from Mrs. Lowell; program notes and publicity material for his reading, etc.

 

McClure, Michael, 1932-

 

Postcard, ca. June 11, 1958. Also included: publicity material; typescript copies of some poems (some signed).

 

McGahey, Jeanne

 

3 letters, 1954-1958. Also included: program note for joint reading with Rosalie Moore.

 

McHugh, Vincent, 1904-

 

5 letters, 1957-1959. Included also: program note.

 

MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-

 

3 letters & telegrams, 1956-1958. Written on his behalf by his wife, Ada. Among copies of letters from the Poetry Center are some from Robert Duncan, as assistant director.

 

Macleod, Norman, 1906-

 

4 letters, 1954

 

Malanga, Gerard

 

Letter, Jan. 26, 1961

 

Meltzer, David

 

Letter, Jan. 26, 1961. Included also: publicity material for a 1968 reading.

 

Meredith, William

 

1 letter, 2 postcards, 1960

 

Merrill, James

 

Telegram & letter, 1956. Among copies of letters from the Poetry Center are some written by Robert Duncan, as assistant director.

 

Merwin, William S., 1927-

 

8 letters, 1958-1961. Among copies of letters from the Poetry Center is one from Robert Duncan, as assistant director. Also included: publicity material and program note.

 

Mezey, Robert, 1935-

 

3 letters, 1960-1963. Included also: program note and publicity material.

 

Miles, Josephine, 1911-

 

10 letters and postcards, 1954-1967. Among letters from the Poetry Center is one written by Robert Duncan as assistant director. Included also: program note and publicity material.

 

Miller, Henry, 1891-1980

 

Letter, Oct. 6, 1955

 

Montgomery, John, 1916-

 

2 letters, 1959. Included also: copies of two poems.

 

Moore, Daniel, 1940-

 

Letter, [ca. Aug. 1963]. Included also: program note.

 

Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972

 

30 letters and notes, 1956-1960. Among letters from the Poetry Center are some written by Robert Duncan, as assistant director. Included also: letters from other colleges; program note for the reading, prepared by Robert Duncan; publicity material, etc.

 

Moore, Rosalie

 

9 letters, 1954-1958. Among letters from the Poetry Center are some written by Robert Duncan, as assistant director.

See also McGahey, Jeanne.

 

Morley, Grace Louise (McCann), 1900-

See San Francisco. Museum of Art

 

Naim, C. M.

 

8 letters, 1958-1960. Included also: program note for reading, publicity material, etc.

 

Nathan, Leonard Edward, 1924-

 

4 letters, 1960-1961. Included also: biographical statement and publicity material.

 

Nichols, Luther

See San Francisco Examiner

 

Nin, Anais, 1903-

 

13 letters & cards, 1954-1959 & n.d. Personal letters.

 

Norse, Harold

 

Letter, Jan. 15, 1963. Also included: publicity announcement.

 

O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966

 

3 letters, 1960-1961. Also included: letters from other colleges re readings.

 

Olson, Charles

 

8 letters, 1954-1961. Among copies of letters from the Poetry Center are some from Robert Duncan, as assistant director. Included also: letters from other colleges, etc.; publicity material, itinerary, program note by Robert Duncan, etc.

 

Orlovitz, Gil, 1918-

 

16 letters, 1958-1959. Included also: publicity material.

 

Ostroff, Anthony, 1923-

 

3 letters, 1954-1957. Among letters from the Poetry Center is one from Robert Duncan, as assistant director. Included also: press release, program note, biographical information, etc.

 

Parkinson, Thomas Francis, 1920-

 

2 letters, 1957-1958

 

Paschal, Claude

 

2 letters, 1958

 

Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972

 

5 letters, 1957-1958. Included also: letters from other colleges, etc. re readings; biographical information; program note; publicity material, etc.

 

Perkoff, Stuart Z., 1930-

 

2 letters, 1957-1958. Included also: press release and program note.

 

Peters, Robert Louis, 1924-

 

2 letters, 1960

 

Poetry [magazine]

 

7 letters, 1951-1960

 

Poetry Center, New York

 

13 letters, 1956-1960. Some refer to efforts to set up reading dates for Robert Duncan's eastern trip, 1959.

 

Pomeroy, Ralph, 1926-

 

2 letters, 1957. Included also: program note.

 

Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-

See Duncan, Robert

 

Raine, Kathleen

 

Letter, Feb. 9, [1959]

 

Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-

 

4 letters, 1954-1958. Among letters from the Poetry Center are some written by Robert Duncan as assistant director. Included also: biographical information, program note, publicity material, etc.

 

Read, Sir Herbert, 1893-

 

2 letters, 1956

 

Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-

 

6 letters, 1954-1957 & n.d. Among letters from the Poetry Center are some written by Robert Duncan as assistant director. Included also: letter from Marie Rexroth, biographical information, program notes, publicity material, etc.

 

Roditi, Edouard

 

Letter, Oct. 18, 1959

 

Rodman, Seldon, 1909-

 

3 letters, 1955-1956. Included also: letters from Rodman's publisher, program note and publicity material.

 

Roethke, Theodore, 1908-1963

 

10 letters, 1954-1959. Included also: letters from other colleges and institutions, and from Mrs. Roethke; biographical information, program note, publicity material, copies of some poems, etc.

 

Rosen, Sue

 

Letter, May 2, 1957, addressed to Robert Duncan. Also, copy of letter from Robert Duncan as assistant director.

 

Rossman, Michael, 1939-

 

2 postcards, 1958. Included also: program note.

 

Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913-1980

 

16 letters, 1954-1962. Included also: publicity material, program note, clippings, etc.

See also Jarrell, Randall

 

Salz, Helen (Arnstein), d. 1978

 

4 letters, 1958-1959. Included also: announcement, press release, program note, etc.

 

San Francisco. Museum of Art

 

6 letters, 1954-1959. Some written by Grace L. McCann Morley. Re arrangements for the Center's use of museum facilities for readings.

 

San Francisco Chronicle

 

9 letters, 1954-1961. Include letters from Joseph Henry Jackson, William Hogan and Herb Caen.

 

San Francisco Examiner

 

Letter, June 12, 1956. From Luther Nichols, book editor.

 

Sandburg, Carl

 

Telegram, Dec. 25, 1958.

 

Sarton, May, 1912-

 

7 letters, 1956-1957. Among letters from the Poetry Center are some written by Robert Duncan as assistant director. Included also: program note and publicity material.

 

Schevill, James Erwin, 1920-

 

4 letters, 1956-1966. Among letters from the Poetry Center is letter, Feb. 28, 1966, from Mrs. Witt-Diamant providing information on the founding of the Center.

 

Schorer, Mark, 1908-1977

 

4 letters, 1956-1959

 

Schwartz, Delmore, 1913-

 

3 letters and telegrams, 1961. Also included: biographical material, program note, publicity material, etc.

 

Scott, Winfield Townley, 1910-1968

 

7 letters and telegrams, 1960. Included also: biographical information.

 

Scribner's (Charles) Sons

 

3 letters, 1957-1960

 

Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913-

 

6 letters, 1954-1956. Included also: publicity material and program note.

 

Sherman, Jory, 1932-

 

3 letters, 1960. Included also: copies of his poems and publicity material.

 

Siemens, Ed

 

Letter, Oct. 14, 1957

 

Simpson, Louis, 1923-

 

4 letters, 1959-1960. Included also: announcements, program note, press release, etc.

 

Smith, William Jay, 1913-

 

11 letters, 1957-1960. Among letters from the Poetry Center are some written by Robert Duncan as assistant director. Also inclued: announcements, program note, etc.

 

Snodgrass, William Dewitt, 1926-

 

5 letters, 1960-1961. Included also: publicity and biographical material.

 

Snyder, Gary, 1930-

 

4 letters, 1958-1972. Included also: biographical information, publicity material, transcripts of some of his poems, etc.

 

Spender, Stephen, 1909-

 

4 letters, 1950 (?)-1958 & n.d. Also included: biographical information, bibliography, publicity material, tear sheet of his article, "On English and American Poetry."

 

Spingarn, Lawrence Perry, 1917-

 

3 letters, 1955-1958

 

Stafford, William Edgar, 1914-

 

6 letters, 1958-1959. Included also: biographical information, program notes, publicity material, clipping, etc.

 

Stanford, Ann

 

10 letters, 1957-1960. Included also: program note and press release.

 

Stanley, George

 

Letter, Nov. 17, [1957]

 

Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909-

 

2 letters, 1954-1958

 

Stern, Gerd

 

6 letters, 1957 & n.d. Among letters from the Poetry Center are some from Robert Duncan as assistant director.

 

Stock, Robert, 1923-

 

2 letters, 1958. Included also: program note.

 

Swallow, Alan, 1915-

 

2 letters, 1954-1960

 

Swenson, May

 

8 letters, 1958. Included also: biographical information, program note, publicity material, etc.

 

Tate, Allen, 1899-

 

16 letters, 1954-1960. Included also: copy of his itinerary and announcement of his reading.

 

Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association

 

7 letters, 1955-1959. Re Poetry Center events held at the Neighborhood House.

 

Thomas, Caitlin [Mrs. Dylan Thomas]

 

4 letters, 1955-1977. Included also: 3 letters written by Thomas' children and 2 by his mother, Florence.

 

Todd, Ruthven, 1914-

 

16 letters, 1957-1960. Included also: biographical material, program notes, publicity material, itinerary, etc.

 

Triem, Eve, 1902-

 

4 letters, 1954-1957

 

Turnbull, Gael, 1928-

 

5 letters, 1960-1961. Included also: program note written by Robert Duncan; biographical information.

 

Untermeyer, Jean (Starr)

 

2 letters, 1956 & 1959

 

Viereck, Peter

 

4 letters, 1958-1961. Included also: announcements of book publication and of play production and clippings.

 

Wakoski, Diane, 1937-

 

4 letters, 1958-1960. Included also: biographical information, program notes, copies of some of her poems, etc.

 

Walter, Eugene

 

Letter, n.d.

 

Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-

 

Letter, Mar. 25, 1958

 

Weiss, Theodore Russell, 1916-

 

Letter, Sept. 17, 1960

 

Welch, Lew, 1926-

 

6 letters, 1958-1960. Also included: program notes.

 

Wernham, Guy, 1905-

 

Letter, July 17, 1957. Included also: biographical information and press release.

 

Wescott, Glenway, 1901-

 

Letter, Jan. 30, 1959

 

Whalen, Philip

 

3 letters, 1956-1961. Also included: copies of a few poems (one holograph); biographical information; program note; publicity material.

See also Ginsberg, Allen

 

Wieners, John

 

2 postcards & 1 letter, 1958-1959. Included also: publicity material, program note, etc.

 

Wilbur, Richard, 1921-

 

8 letters & postcards, 1955-1956. Among letters from the Poetry Center are some written by Robert Duncan as assistant director. Also included: program note written by Robert Duncan.

 

Williams, Jonathan

 

4 letters, 1955-1957. Also included: announcements of publications, etc.

 

Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963

 

16 letters, 1955-1960. Letters from Mrs. Williams and from his publishers also in the file. Included also: program note, biographical information, itinerary for readings, etc.

 

Winters, Janet

 

Letter, July 25, 1958

 

Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968

 

7 letters, 1954-1958. Also included: program note, publicity material, biographical information.

 

Witt, Harold V., 1923-

 

3 letters, 1959

 

Woodcock, George, 1912-

 

2 letters, 1951 & 1955

 

Wright, Celeste Turner

 

8 letters, 1958-1962. Included also: copies of some of her poems, announcement of reading, program note, news release, etc.

 

Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-

 

9 letters, 1958. Included also: publicity material, book announcements, etc.