A Guide to the James L. Weil Papers, 1963-1980

Weil (James L.) Papers

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the James L. Weil Papers
Creator
Weil, James L.
Inclusive Dates
1963-1980
Extent
0.15 Linear Feet
Abstract
James L. Weil was the proprietor of Elizabeth Press, New Rochelle, New York.
Call Number
1998.0217
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Archives & Special Collections Staff.
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205 archives@uconn.edu URL:

Preferred Citation

[Item, Folder #], James L. Weil Papers. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Unknown, likely a purchase.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item, Folder #], James L. Weil Papers. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Elizabeth Press.

Genre(s)

  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • New Rochelle (inhabited place)
  • United States (nation)
  • New York (State)

Personal Name(s)

  • Weil, James L.
  • Wakoski, Diane.

Subject(s)

  • Cultural life
  • Literature
  • Small presses
  • Poets
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Authors and publishers
  • Editors

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Biography

James L. Weil was born 15 June 1929, in  New York, New York, the son of Morris (a financier) and Charlotte (Ullman) Weil. He attended the  University of Chicago (A.B., 1950) and  Oxford University (certificate, 1954). He has been employed by the  Dialight Corporation (manufacturer of electronic components, New York City, 1954-1956) as an aide to the president, as secretary (1956-1958), vice-president (1958-1961), senior vice-president (1961-1968); editor and publisher of the  Elizabeth Press ( New Rochelle, NY, 1961-1981); editor and publisher of  James L. Weil, Publisher (New Rochelle, 1982--). He was also president of  Liz Pub Ltd. (1977-1981) and is a f ormer member of advisory board and writer-in-residence of  Wesleyan Writers Conference. He has been awarded the Chapbook award for  American Weave (1958) and an award from  National Endowment of the Arts (1967) for  Quarrel with the Rose.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence and manuscripts from Cid Corman (46 letters, 1977-1980),  Larry Eigner (12 letters, 1 ms, 1978),  Ed Sanders (1 ms, 1974), and  Diane Wakoski (4 letters, 1963).

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Collection Inventory

Manuscripts and Correspondence, 1963-1980 

box

Corman, Cid, 1977-1978 

1:1

Corman, Cid, 1979-1980 

1:2

Eigner, Larry, undated, 1978-1979 

1:3

Sanders, Ed, 1974 

1:4

Wakoski, Diane, 1963 

1:5

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