A Guide to the Joel Oppenheimer Papers, 1925-1988

A Guide to the Joel Oppenheimer Papers

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Joel Oppenheimer Papers
Creator
Oppenheimer, Joel
Inclusive Dates
1925-1988
Extent
100.0 Linear feet
Abstract
Born in Yonkers in 1930, Joel Oppenheimer was a student of Charles Olson's at Black Mountain College from 1950-1953. He published over a dozen books of poetry, a play, a book on baseball, and was a columnist for the Village Voice from 1968 to 1984. Oppenheimer was the first director of the St. Mark's Poetry Project in Greenwich Village (from 1966 to 1968) and was an active teacher of poetry throughout his life. He died of complications from cancer in 1988. The collection contains only a small amount of Oppenheimer's writing and correspondence prior to his time at Black Mountain College. The Black Mountain period itself is also represented somewhat poorly, although there are a few items of ephemera. The content of the collection becomes more comprehensive in the late 1950s and into the 1960s, with a substantial number of poetry manuscripts and a wider range of correspondence. While most of Oppenheimer's published poems are represented in the collection, it is often difficult to discern between first drafts and later copies.
Call Number
1990.0056
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by James W. Scannell. (November 2003)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Joel Oppenheimer Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Circa 1977, the University of Connecticut Libraries' purchased approximately 8 linear feet of manuscripts and correspondence from Mr. Oppenheimer. The remainder of the collection was purchased after Oppenheimer's death in 1988.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Joel Oppenheimer Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.).
  • City University of New York.
  • New England College.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.). Poetry Project.
  • Teachers & Writers Collaborative.

Genre(s)

  • Audio visual materials
  • Books.
  • Correspondence
  • Financial Records
  • Fliers [printed matter]
  • Galley proofs
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Newspapers
  • Notebooks
  • Notes
  • Photocopies
  • Photographs
  • Poems
  • Publications
  • Typescripts

Geographic Name(s)

  • Henniker (N.H.)
  • New Hampshire
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)--New York
  • North Carolina
  • Rochester (N.Y.)
  • United States

Personal Name(s)

  • Butterick, George F.
  • Creeley , Robert, 1926-
  • Dorn, Ed
  • Olson, Charles, 1910-1970
  • Waldman, Anne, 1945-.

Subject(s)

  • American literature
  • American poetry
  • Authors and publishers
  • College students
  • Cultural life
  • Education
  • Educators
  • Interviews
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Oral interpretation of poetry
  • Poetry
  • Poets
  • Poets, American
  • Twentieth century.
  • Universities and colleges
  • Village voice (New York, N.Y.: Newspaper).

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Biography

Joel Oppenheimer was born in  Yonkers, New York, in 1930 to Jewish parents. He failed out of  Cornell University after one year (in 1948) and spent less than one semester at the  University of Chicago. In February of 1950 he enrolled at  Black Mountain College in  North Carolina, where he became friends with  Fielding Dawson and  Ed Dorn and took classes with  Paul Goodman and poet  Charles Olson, while also working at the school's print shop. In his earliest poetry, Oppenheimer shows clearly the influence of  William Carlos Williams, but he soon developed his own style. While at Black Mountain, Oppenheimer met and married his first wife,  Rena Furlong ("Cissie"). He left the school in January of 1953 without taking a degree, eventually settling in New York and working in a print shop while continuing to write poetry.

The Dutiful Son was published by  Jonathan Williams in 1956.  The Love Bit and Other Poems came out on 1962. Oppenheimer's marriage fell apart by 1960, and his wife and two sons moved to  New Mexico (Oppenheimer saw these two sons only rarely after this time). Oppenheimer had another son with activist  Margaret Randall, although he was to see this son even less frequently (  Margaret Randall spent years in  Mexico and  Cuba with her family). Oppenheimer enjoyed a period of sexual freedom in New York during the early 1960s, and attended parties given by  LeRoi Jones. Oppenheimer wrote a successful play,  The Great American Desert, in 1961. Publisher  Jonathan Williams held on to a manuscript of poems from this period, entitled  Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers from 1962 until its eventual publication in 1980. Oppenheimer married his second wife, Helen, in 1964, and eventually had two more sons. He left his job as a printer in 1966, when he became the director of the St. Mark's Poetry Project. This lasted until 1968, when Oppenheimer handed over the reins to  Anne Waldman. Subsequently, Joel made ends meet by giving poetry readings, teaching classes at the  City University of New York, and by writing a column for the  Village Voice. Oppenheimer reached the height of his popularity as a poet in the late 1960s and early 1970s, publishing three books with  Bobbs-Merrill Company, including  In Time (1968),  On Occasion (1973), and  The Woman Poems in 1975. He also wrote a popular book about his love of baseball and the New York Mets in  The Wrong Season (1972), as well as a book about Marilyn Monroe,  Marilyn Lives! (1981).

In addition to his work as a poet and a journalist, Oppenheimer is interesting to consider in some other contexts. He was a well known figure in the New York scene of the late 1960s. He supplied the name for Max's Kansas City restaurant. He was a regular at a pub called  The Lion's Head from the 1960s through much of the 1970s, even after he quit drinking cold turkey in 1971. Oppenheimer also lived for many years in the Westbeth artists's community in Manhattan. His correspondence also shows that he was something of a mentor to many of his own students.

Oppenheimer moved to New Hampshire in 1984. That same year he married his third wife,  Theresa Maier (a former student). He worked at  New England College and wrote a column for a local newspaper. Two new volumes of poetry,  Why Not and  New Spaces, both appeared in 1985. By this time Oppenheimer was battling lung cancer. By the spring of 1988, the cancer had spread to Oppenheimer's brain, and he was forced to give up both teaching and writing. He died at home in October of 1988.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains only a small amount of Oppenheimer's writing and correspondence prior to his time at Black Mountain College. The Black Mountain period itself is also represented somewhat poorly, although there are a few items of ephemera. The content of the collection becomes more comprehensive in the late 1950s and into the 1960s, with a substantial number of poetry manuscripts and a wider range of correspondence. Oppenheimer's mode of composition seems to have involved writing poetry by hand on small scraps of paper (or in notebooks) and then typing the poems with some revision. He typed multiple copies of his poems so that they could be sent out for publication. While most of Oppenheimer's published poems are represented in the collection, it is difficult to discern between first drafts and later copies.

From the 1970s and onward, the collection becomes quite comprehensive with regard to Oppenheimer's writing projects and the correspondence that he received. Much of this correspondence remains unprocessed, including birthday and Christmas cards, "junk mail," and other pieces for which the correspondent could not be fully identified. Noteworthy correspondents include Robert Creeley,  Ed Dorn,  Anne Waldman,  Robert Bertholf, and  George Butterick. Oppenheimer preserved carbon copies of his outgoing correspondence in some, but not all cases. The collection also contains carbon copies for much of the prose writing, including the  Village Voice columns. He wrote dates on his work very infrequently, making the precise arrangement of this material difficult.

The balance of the collection comprises a sampling of Oppenheimer's notes and personal records, including materials related to trips taken for lectures and poetry readings, as well as a good deal of work submitted by Oppenheimer's students and other poetry submissions. There are some audiovisual records of Oppenheimer reading his work, and there are other pieces of ephemera, including copies of publications in which his work appears or in which he is mentioned or quoted.

A number of books, including Oppenheimer's personal copies of his own published works, have been removed from the collection and catalogued with the Monograph collection in Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center. See "Separated Materials" for a list.

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Related Materials

Separated Material

A partial list of books by the author in the Dodd Monograph collection presumed to be from the Joel Oppenheimer Papers:

2 from At Fifty Dodd WPS 2061

Acts Dodd WPS 992

At Fifty Dodd B 6174

The Dancer Dodd WPS 1063

Del quien lo tomó : a suite Dodd WPS 1705

The Dutiful Son Dodd WPS 3180

Four Poems to Spring Dodd WPS 831

Generations Dodd WPS 2308

The Ghost Lover Dodd WPS 1922

The Great American Desert Dodd WPS 1727

Houses Dodd WPS 1654

In Time Dodd B 2496

Just friends/friends and lovers Dodd C 4930

The love bit, and other poems Dodd WPS 3084

Marilyn Lives! Dodd C 4928

Names and Local Habitations Dodd C 5008

Names, Dates, and Places Dodd C 7

New Spaces Dodd C 3787

Notes toward the definition of David Dodd WPS 2018

On Occasion Dodd B 4984

Pan's Eyes Dodd WPS 744

Poetry, The Ecology of the Soul Dodd B 3758

The Progression Begins Dodd WPS 1729

Sirventes on a sad occurrence Dodd WPS 300

The Uses of Adversity Dodd WPS 2383

Why Not Dodd C 3789

The Woman Poems Dodd B 2936

The Wrong Season Dodd B 2689

Multimedia materials identified in Series IV have been removed from the collection and housed separately. Please contact the curator to determine accessibility.

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Bibliography

Gilmore, Lyman.  Don't Touch the Poet: The Life and Times of Joel Oppenheimer,  New Jersey: Talisman House, 1998. For a more complete listing of Oppenheimer's early writings and periodical publications, see: Butterick, George.  Joel Oppenheimer: A Checklist of His Writings,  Storrs, Ct.: University of Connecticut Library, 1975.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Correspondence, undated, 1947-1988 

Subseries A: Incoming Correspondence, undated, 1953-1988 

Box

"Ab" to "Am", undated 

1:1

"An" to "Ay", undated 

1:2

Abrams, Sam, 1968-1981 

1:3

Abrams, Sam, 1982-1988 

1:4

Abrams, Sam--Poetry (TSS), 1982 

1:5

Abrams, Sam--Poetry (TSS), 1985 

1:6

Alexander, Charles, 1984-1985 

1:7

Allen, Donald, 1958-1966 

1:8

Allgood, Steve, 1977-1979 

1:9

Aman, Reinhold (  Maledicta), 1977, 1984 

1:10

Amussen, Robert (  Bobbs-Merrill), 1969-1970 

1:11

Anthony, William, 1982-1986 

1:12

"Ba" to "Be", undated 

1:13

"Be" to "Bo", undated 

1:14

"Br" to "By", undated 

1:15

Bailey, Dan, 1980 

1:16

Bakken, Dick, 1976 

1:17

Balmer, Steve, 1979-1983 

1:18

Banks, Russell, 1969, 1982-1983 

1:19

Barnhouse, Dorothy, 1979-1983 

1:20

Bayes, Ronald, 1980-1986 

1:21

Berge, Carol, 1971-1986 

1:22

Bertholf, Robert, 1974-1988 

1:23

Blackburn, Paul, 1953-1969 

1:24

Bowering, George, 1969-1978 

1:25

Brill, Kastle, ca. 1979-1981 

1:26

Brody, Saul (City College), 1981 

1:27

Brown, Gordon, 1971-1973 

1:28

Buck, Fred, 1967-1977 

1:29

Budbill, David, 1980-1985 

2:30

Butterick, George, 1975-1986 

2:31

"Ca" to "Cl", undated 

2:32

"Co" to "Cu", undated 

2:33

Caimi, Ann, 1978-1982 

2:34

Carlson, Douglas, 1979-1983 

2:35

Carroll, Paul, 1967 

2:36

Carruth, Hayden, 1975-1987 

2:37

Cerrato, Celia, 1974-1980 

2:38

Chodor, Kathleen, 1973-1975 

2:39

Clancy Brothers - Clancy, Tom, 1969 

2:40

Codrescu, Andrei, 1982-1986 

2:41

Cohen, Murray, ca. 1975-1977 

2:42

Cohn, Frederick, 1977-1980 

2:43

Collins, Rabia (friend of  Nick Oppenheimer with whom JO had an affair), 1981-1987 

2:44

Connellan, Leo, 1973-1975 

2:45

Contogenis, Constantine ("Gus"), 1975-1986 

2:46

Coolidge, Clark, ca. 1964-1965 

2:47

Costley, Bill (1 pc.), 1980 

2:48

Creed, Lisa, 1978-1984 

2:49

Creeley, Robert, 1953-1984 

2:50

Cuomo, Mario (1 pc.), 1980 

2:51

"D", undated 

2:52

Davies, Jordan, 1983-1986 

2:53

Dawson, Fielding (1 pc.), 1962 

2:54

Degener, Claire (  Sterling Lord Agency) (includes correspondence from  Karen Schnitzler and  Barbara Lowenstein), 1966-1969 

2:55

DeLoach, Allen, 1968-1983 

2:56

Derricotte, Toi, 1974-1983 

2:57

DiPrima, Diane, ca. 1968-1985 

2:58

Donzella, D. W., 1973-1980 

2:59

Donzella, Niccolo, 1980-1981 

2:60

Doreski, Carole (worked on a JO bibliography), 1986-1987 

2:61

Dorfman, Elsa, ca. 1962-1978 

2:62

Dorn, Edward, 1961-1983 

2:63

DuPlessis, Rachel Blau, 1984-1987 

2:64

"E", undated 

3:65

Elber, Mark, 1982 

3:66

Elman, Richard, 1975-1980 

3:67

Eshleman, Clayton, 1967-1969 

3:68

"F", undated 

3:69

Farragher, Shaun, 1973-1981 

3:70

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence (1 pc.), 1982 

3:71

Ferrini, Vincent (1 pc.), 1970 

3:72

Finstein, Max (2 poems - i.d. not confirmed), pre-1970 

3:73

Fox, Siv Cedering, 1977-1984 

3:74

French, David (  New England College), 1982-1986 

3:75

Furlong, Rena ("Cissie") (JO's first wife), 1967-1979 

3:76

"Ga" to "Gl", undated 

3:77

"Go" to "Gw", undated 

3:78

Gaffney, John (includes poetry TSS), 1980-1985 

3:79

Gatenby, Greg, ca. 1978 

3:80

Gilmore, Lyman (1 pc.) (JO's biographer), 1982 

3:81

Giordano, Julia, 1976-1983 

3:82

Glotzer, David (Mulch), 1973-1977 

3:83

Goldman, Wendy, 1980-1982 

3:84

Goldthwait, Sheldon, 1978-1984 

3:85

Gottlieb, Richard, 1974-1975 

3:86

Greenwald, Roger, 1979-1987 

3:87

Grossinger, Richard, 1971-1981 

3:88

"Ha" to "Haz", undated 

3:89

"He" to "Hi", undated 

3:90

"Ho" to "Hy", undated 

3:91

Habacker, James A., 1985-1987 

4:92

Haberman, Daniel, 1974-1975 

4:93

Hamady, Walter, 1967-1988 

4:94

Hamalian, Leo, 1980-1983 

4:95

Hamill, Pete, 1968-1969, 1985 

4:96

Harris, Hal (  Kalamazoo College), 1968 

4:97

Harvey, Nancy, 1982 

4:98

Henderson, Gil, 1969-1982 

4:99

Herman, Bob, 1967-1975 

4:100

Hightower, John B. (  New York State Council on the Arts), 1967 

4:101

Hitzig, Karen, 1971-1975 

4:102

Hoffman, Stan, 1969-1970 

4:103

Hollo, Anselm, 1961, 1967, 1988 

4:104

Hunter, Phyllis, 1979-1981 

4:105

"I", undated 

4:106

"J", undated 

4:107

Johnson, Jeanine, ca, 1972-1975 

4:108

Johnson, Virginia, 1981-1983 

4:109

Jones, F. Whitney, 1976-1982 

4:110

Jones, LeRoi (  Amiri Baraka), 1958-1984 

4:111

Joyce, Michael, 1983-1986 

4:112

"Ka" to "Kl", undated 

4:113

"Kn" to "Ku", undated 

4:114

Kachline, Clifford (SABR), 1982-1985 

4:115

Kahn, Peter and Mary (212 Project), 1967-1987 

4:116

Kaplan, Ed, 1980-1982 

4:117

Kaplan, Ed, 1982-1983 

4:118

Katz, David, 1975-1976 

4:119

Keegan, Michael, ca. 1976 

4:120

Kelly, Robert, 1966-1967 

4:121

Kidd, Peter, 1984-1987 

4:122

Kimmelman, Burt, 1985-1988 

4:123

King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1 pc.), 1956 

4:124

Koblin, Al, 1971-`985 

4:125

Koch, Edward I., 1970-1974 

4:126

Koch, Robert G., 1979-1980 

4:127

Krim, Seymour, 1962-1975 

4:128

Kronenberg, Claudia, 1985-1986 

4:129

Krupa, Charles, ca. 1984-1987 

4:130

Kunkle, Steven, 1979-1985 

4:131

"La" to "Laz", undated 

5:132

"Le" to "Lew", undated 

5:133

"Li" to "Ly", undated 

5:134

Lampe, Dave, 1983-1988 

5:135

Larsen, Ernest, 1974-1983 

5:136

Laughlin, James (New Directions), 1981 

5:137

LaVilla-Havelin, Jim, 1979-1987 

5:138

Lee, Rob, 1975-1983 

5:139

Leslie, Alfred, 1959-1964 

5:140

Levertov, Denise, 1967-1983 

5:141

Levy, Judy, 1985 

5:142

Lewis, Harry (Mulch), 1974 

5:143

Longville, Tim, 1964-1973 

5:144

Lorczak, David (and  Marlene Polson-Lorczak), 1984-1987 

5:145

Lowenfish, Lee, 1980-1986 

5:146

"Ma" to "Mc", undated 

5:147

"Me" to "Mi", undated 

5:148

"Mo" to "My", undated 

5:149

MacAdams, Lewis, 1964-1971 

5:150

Mahoney, Jeanne-Noel, 1981-1983 

5:151

Maier, Theresa (JO's third wife), ca. 1981-1984 

5:152

Major, Clarence, 1959, 1968 

5:153

Maloney, Dennis, 1977-1987 

5:154

Mathieu, Bert, 1972-1977 

5:155

McClure, Michael, ca. 1972, 1976 

5:156

McRae, Jean, 1977-1981 

5:157

Meade, Nancy Lee, 1982-1984 

5:158

Mendez, Charlotte, 1977-1983 

5:159

Moffett, Martha, 1975-1982 

5:160

Montgomery, George, 1975-1976 

5:161

Morris, James Ryan, 1967-1980 

5:162

"N", undated 

6:163

Negosanu, Petronela, 1976-1981 

6:164

Nelson, Howard, 1976-1980 

6:165

Nolan, Paul, 1973-1975 

6:166

"O", undated 

6:167

O'Brien, Michael, 1979-1982 

6:168

Ostrander, Mary, 1979-1980 

6:169

O'Connor, William P., 1974-1975 

6:170

Olson, Charles, 1961-1968 

6:171

Oppen, George (and  Mary Oppen), 1975-1978 

6:172

Oppenheimer, Bertram (JO's brother), 1975-1977 

6:173

Oppenheimer, Daniel (JO's son), 1966-1980 

6:174

Oppenheimer, Helen (  Helen Bukberg) (JO's second wife), 1973-1977 

6:175

Oppenheimer, Kate (JO's mother), 1972-1981 

6:176

Oppenheimer, Lemuel (JO's son), 1986-1987 

6:177

Oppenheimer, Leonard (JO's brother), ca. 1983 

6:178

Oppenheimer, Martin (JO's nephew?), 1969, ca. 1975 

6:179

Oppenheimer, Nathaniel (JO's son), 1980-1988 

6:180

Oppenheimer, Nicholas (JO's son), 

6:181

Oppenheimer, Sharifa (wife of  Nicholas Oppenheimer), 1966-1980 

6:182

"P", undated 

6:183

Pachas, Emilio "Pop" (uncle of JO) (Includes clippings), 1967-1972 

6:184

Padgett, Ron, 1974, 1978 

6:185

Patterson, J. Hunter, 1977 

6:186

Patterson, Tom, 1977-1985 

6:187

Pentre, Barbara, 1976-1977 

6:188

Perniciaro, Tony, 1973-1981 

6:189

Phenix, Richard, 1985-1986 

6:190

Pollet, Sylvester, 1979-1988 

6:191

Press, Marcia, 1976-1978 

6:192

Putnam, Jane, 1982-1986 

6:193

"Q", undated 

6:194

"Ra" to "Ri", undated 

7:195

"Ro" to "Ry", undated 

7:196

Rachlis, Eugene, 1973-1981 

7:197

Randall, Gregory (JO's son by  Margaret Randall), 1974-1985 

7:198

Randall, Margaret, 1962-1987 

7:199

Reed, Diana (woman with whom JO had an affair), 1961-1986 

7:200

Reed, Ishmael, 1969 

7:201

Rich, Adrienne (1 pc.), 1974 

7:202

Richtmeyer, Shelley, 1976-1978 

7:203

Rixon, Bob (includes  Christine Dolonich), 1974-1977 

7:204

Rixon, Bob, 1977-1984 

7:205

Rosenthal, Macha, 1959 

7:206

Ross, Sandra, 1979 

7:207

Roth, Henry H., 1981 

7:208

Rubenstein, Carol, 1971-1986 

7:209

Rukeyser, Muriel, 1974 

7:210

Rumaker, Michael, 1975-1981 

7:211

Ryan, Lisa, 1979-1982 

7:212

"Sa" to "Se", undated 

7:213

"Sh" to "Si", undated 

7:214

"Sk" to "St", undated 

7:215

"St" to "Sy", undated 

7:216

Sanders, Ed, 1970, 1976 

8:217

Saroyan, Aram, 1977 

8:218

Skeeter, Sharyn, 1976-1983 

8:219

Sloman, Joel, 1967-1980 

8:220

Smith, Craig, 1980-1986 

8:221

Smith, C. Shaw, 1976-1982 

8:222

Smith, Terry, 1976-1980 

8:223

Smith, Terry, 1981-1987 

8:224

Sorrentino, Gilbert, 1967-1969 

8:225

Stark, Brad, 1971-1979 

8:226

Stephens, Michael, 1971-1986 

8:227

Stephenson, Shelby, 1980-1983 

8:228

Swoboda, Ron, 1973-1982 

8:229

Sylvester, Bill (includes transcript of interview with JO), 1984-1986 

8:230

"T", undated 

8:231

Talen, William, 1974 

8:232

Thibodaux, David , 1981 

8:233

Tinling, David, 1985-1987 

8:234

Torregian, Sotere, ca. 1966 

8:235

Tosh, Ellen, 1975-1983 

8:236

Townley, Rod, 1973-1986 

8:237

Trainer, Barbara (includes poetry TSS by  Diane Levenberg), 1979 

8:238

"U", undated 

8:239

Ungar, Barbara, 1978-1988 

8:240

"V", undated 

8:241

Vas Dias, Robert, 1969-1982 

8:242

Viereck, Peter, ca. 1967 

8:243

"Wa" to "We", undated 

8:244

"Wel" to "Wi", undated 

8:245

"Wil" to "Wy", undated 

8:246

Wakoski, Diane, 1971-1974 

9:247

Waldman, Anne, 1967-1986 

9:248

Wang, David Rafael, 1959 

9:249

Wasserman, Seymour (JO's brother-in-law?), 1966-1974 

9:250

Weinberger, Tony, 1972-1988 

9:251

Whalen, Philip (photocopies - originals not present), 1971-1973 

9:252

Whitney, John D., 1975-1977 

9:253

Wilentz, Eli, 1968-1985 

9:254

Williams, Galen, 1968-1981 

9:255

Williams, Jonathan, 1954-1977 

9:256

Williams, Jonathan, 1978-1988 

9:257

Williams, William Carlos (1 pc.), 1956 

9:258

Wrenn, Chip, 1975-1976 

9:259

"X" to "Y" to "Z", undated 

9:260

Ziegler, Alan, 1971-1975 

9:261

Zukofsky, Louis (2 pcs.), 1961-1962 

9:262

Subseries B: Outgoing Correspondence, undated 

Box

"A", undated 

9:263

"B", undated 

9:264

"C", undated 

9:265

"D" to "E", undated 

9:266

"F" to "G", undated 

9:267

"H" to "I" to "J", undated 

9:268

"K", undated 

9:269

"L", undated 

9:270

"M", undated 

9:271

"N" to "O", undated 

9:272

"P" to "Q", undated 

9:273

"R", undated 

9:274

"S", undated 

9:275

"T" to "U", undated 

9:276

"V" to "W", undated 

9:277

"X" to "Y" to "Z", undated 

9:278

Outgoing - not identified, 1970-1972 

9:279

Additional printouts of outgoing correspondence, 1985-1988 

9:280

Subseries C: Subject Correspondence, undated, 1947-1988 

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Solicitations from fraternities at MIT, 1947 

10:281

College life prior to JO's arrival at Black Mountain, 1948-1950 

10:282

Letters by Ed Dorn,  Robert Creeley, and  Gary Snyder for "Paterson Society", 1960-1961 

10:283

Telegrams received at JO's second wedding (to Helen), 1966 

10:284

Materials regarding abandoned newspaper project (project involved JO, Leonard Shecter,  Pete Hamill), 1967 

10:285

Memos and clippings related to Group 212 Summer Project, 1967 

10:286

Various postcards and wedding announcements, 1967-1970 

10:287

Correspondence and poetry submissions from aspiring poets (sent to St. Mark's Poetry Project?), ca. 1966-1968 

10:288

Correspondence and administrative documents relating to St. Mark's Poetry Project, 1967-1968 

10:289

Correspondence regarding film and drama projects (film version of Great American Desert and other abandoned projects), 1968-1970 

10:290

New York State Council on the Arts, 1967-1970 

10:291

Correspondence regarding readings and professional activity, 1966-1968 

10:292

Correspondence and other material regarding poetry reading by JO in Saratoga, NY, 1968 

10:293

Requests for Submissions, ca. 1967-1969 

10:294

Announcements and Mailings, 1968-1970 

10:295

Bobbs-Merrill Company - regarding publication of  In Time and JO's work as poetry consultant, 1968-1969 

10:296

Bobbs-Merrill Company - regarding JO's work as poetry reader, includes correspondence by JO,  Eugene Rachlis,  Connie Gia,  Betty Kelly, and others, 1969-1974 

10:297

City College of CUNY - materials regarding poetry course taught by JO, 1969 

10:298

Correspondence regarding JO review of poetry TSS by Paul Pines (includes photocopy of TSS), 1976 

10:299

Letters to JO as poetry editor of The Village Voice (most poetry enclosures have been removed), 1976 

10:300

Submissions to the poetry editor of The Village Voice, 1976-1982 

10:301

Correspondence responding to JO's use of capital letters in his The Village Voice columns, 1977 

10:302

Correspondence and ephemera regarding William Saroyan tribute at which JO appeared, 1981 

10:303

Notre Dame University Sophomore Literary Festival, 1983-1984 

10:304

Correspondence, planning notes, and ephemera for "Poetry of Place" conference organized by JO at RIT in 1985; correspondenc by Bertholf, Budbill, Butterick, DiPrima, and others, 1984-1985 

10:305

Correspondence - not identified, ca. 1960-1962 

10:306

Correspondence - not identified, ca. 1962-1966 

10:307

Correspondence - not identified, ca. 1967-1969 

10:308

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Series II: Poetry, undated, 1953-1987 

Subseries A: Individual Poems, undated, 

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1 November 1975, 1975 

11:309

11 July 1975, 1975 

11:310

The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans ( In Time), ca. 1958-1962 

11:311

17-18 April, 1961 ( In Time), 1961 

11:312

17 March 1963 in the Park ( On Occasion), 1963 

11:313

2 / 2 / 73, 1973 

11:314

2 / 2 / 76 ( Names, Dates, and Places) (includes variant TSS, 1976 

11:315

2 / 14 / 77, 1977 

11:316

21 March 1976, 1976 

11:317

23 March ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972-1976 

11:318

26 November 1970 ( On Occasion), 1970 

11:319

3 / 19 / 72, 1972 

11:320

3 / 20 / 72 ( Names, Dates, and Places), 1972 

11:321

3 April 1972, ca. 1972 

11:322

3 Poems for the Annunciation (second page torn), ca. 1960 

11:323

3rd of April ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

11:324

5 November 1958 (multiple versions), 1958 

11:325

6 / 24 / 73 for Pete , 1973 

11:326

A ( The Dutiful Son), 1953-1955 

11:327

The Aces ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

11:328

The Acolyte ( The Dutiful Son), 1953-1955 

11:329

An Acrostic for Dennis, 1974 

11:330

The Act ( On Occasion), ca. 1970 

11:331

The Active Natives, ca. 1958-1966 

11:332

Acts ( New Spaces) (includes variant TSS and clipping), 1975 

11:333

Adornment of Body Poem ( Del Quien Lo Tomo), 1975 

11:334

African Memories ( In Time), 1962-1968 

11:335

After a Poem ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

11:336

After the War is Over (includes variant TSS titled "Review"), 19774-1976 

11:337

Ah, These Ungenerous Lovers ( On Occasion), 1958 

11:338

Ahza, ca. 1962-1963 

11:339

The Alba ( In Time), 1962-1968 

11:340

Alba: East Third Street ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

11:341

The All-Star ( On Occasion), ca. 1965-1970 

11:342

An Alphabet, 1961 

11:343

All the Spring Flowers (includes variant TSS), ca. 1962-1970 

11:344

Almost a Blessing, ca. 1973-1977 

11:345

The American School ( On Occasion) (includes variant TSS), 1960-1970 

11:346

America vs. Mr. Groundhog, ca. 1972-1976 

11:347

Amerika, the Beautiful ( On Occasion), 1970 

11:348

Anarchists ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1984 

11:349

And Jesus, 1953 

11:350

And if Rimbaud, ca. 1960-1970 

11:351

And on the Seventh Day ( On Occasion) (includes variant), 1969 

11:352

Anniversary ( The Love Bit), 1957 

11:353

An Anniversary ("Minnie and Sam Bukberg 2 July 1967") ( On Occasion), 1967 

11:354

The Anniversary of One Death, the Date of Another, 7/22 ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972-1978 

11:355

Another Country (includes variant TSS, "The Brag"), ca. 1958-1962 

11:356

Another Old Man Gone ( On Occasion), ca. 1966-1971 

11:357

The Answer ( The Dutiful Son), 1955 

11:358

The Answer Not Given ( New Spaces) (includes variant TSS), 1975-1983 

11:359

Anti-Semitism ( On Occasion), ca. 1968-1970 

11:360

The Anybody Blues ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

11:361

Apocrypha ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

11:362

Apologia Pro Sua Dylan ( On Occasion), 1970 

11:363

An Apology, ca. 1960-1966 

11:364

The Apples ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

11:365

An Approach to Le Bain ( The Dutiful Son), 1955 

11:366

April Fool ( The Love Bit), 1957-1958 

11:367

The Argument (includes variant TSS, "The Lesson"), ca. 1977-1979 

11:368

Aromas ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

11:369

Art, ca. 1980-1985 

11:370

As This Rain Falls ( On Occasion), 1965 

11:371

As We Go Marching On ( On Occasion), ca. 1971 

11:372

At Eleven Fifteen ( On Occasion), ca. 1965-1971 

11:373

374 Autumn ( New Hampshire Journal) (includes variant TSS), ca. 1976-1980 

11:374

Autumn ( Del Quien Lo Tomo), ca. 1982 

11:375

Balling ( In Time), 1962-1968 

11:376

Balso's Blues ( On Occasion) (includes variant TSS), 1960-1970 

11:377

Batshebe Seen, ca. 1972-1976 

11:378

Beach, ca. 1958-1966 

11:379

Because All Asses Need Kissing, ca. 1972-1974 

11:380

381 The Beer Hall Putsch ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

11:381

A Beginning ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

11:382

Benediction ( Collected Later Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1984-1988 

11:383

Bertha Wasserman, 1974 

11:384

Big Aye Poem ( On Occasion), ca. 1958-1962 

11:385

Billie's Blues ( Why Not), 1983-1985 

11:386

A Birth ("For Kristin") ( On Occasion), 1969 

11:387

A Birthday ("Bertha Wasserman") ( On Occasion), 1969-1971 

11:388

A Birthday ("Moses Sugden"), 1971-1980 

11:389

A Birthday ("such/ truth"), 1971-1980 

11:390

A Birthday ("The year is to grow on"), 1971-1980 

11:391

Birthday, Birthday, Burning Bright, 1975 

11:392

Birthday Presence, ca. 1960-1970 

11:393

Birthdays ( On Occasion), ca. 1966-1970 

11:394

The Birthright ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972-1978 

11:395

Blonde Ladies' Sonnet ( In Time), 1962-1968 

11:396

Blood ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

11:397

Blue Funk ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

11:398

The Body Politic ( On Occasion), ca. 1965-1970 

11:399

Book Review ( On Occasion), ca. 1966-1970 

11:400

The Boys Whose Fathers ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers) (includes variant MSS version), 1959-1962 

11:401

The Breadwinner ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

11:402

Breast Poem ( The Woman Poems) (includes variant TSS), ca, 1973-1975 

11:403

The Bridge ( Collected Later Poems), 1985 

11:404

Bronxus ( In Time), ca. 1958 

11:405

Brother Poem ( The Woman Poems) (variant TSS), ca. 1973-1975 

11:406

The Brushes ( In Time) (includes severe variant TSS), 1962-1968 

11:407

Burning it Down, ca. 1973-1975 

11:408

The Bye-Bye Happiness Swing ( In Time), ca. 1962-1968 

11:409

Cacti ( New Spaces), 1975 

11:410

The Camel in Cleo's Needle, ca. 1962-1968 

11:411

Camille Older ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

11:412

Cartography ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

11:413

Celebrating the Peace ( Names, Dates, and Places), 1975 

11:414

A Celebration ( The Dutiful Son), 1953-1955 

11:415

The Champion 2 / 25 / 64 ( In Time) (includes variant TSS), 1964 

11:416

A Change ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

11:417

Changes ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1985 

11:418

Chaos ( New Hampshire Journal) (copy only, not titled), ca. 1983 

11:419

Charivari, ca. 1960-1966 

11:420

The Charm ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1984 

11:421

The Chart ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

11:422

Charts, ca. 1972-1976 

11:423

Child Poem ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

11:424

Cities This City ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

11:425

Clams on the Half Shell ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959 

11:426

The Clash ( In Time), 1962-1968 

11:427

The Class, ca. 1972-1976 

11:428

Clothes Poem ( The Woman Poems) (variant TSS), 1973-1975 

11:429

Columbus Day, ca. 1966-1970 

11:430

Come on Baby ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

11:431

Commentary ( Names, Dates and Places) (includes variant TSS, "Notes Which Will Elucidate..."), ca. 1972-1978 

11:432

Commercial, ca. 1983-1987 

11:433

The Concrete Ass, ca. 1960-1964 

11:434

The Cop-Out ( In Time), 1962-1963 

11:435

A Corny Poem ( On Occasion), 1970 

11:436

The Correspondents ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1984 

11:437

Country Alba ( New Hampshire Journal) (original MSS), 1983-1984 

11:438

The Couple ( The Dutiful Son), 1953-1955 

11:439

Credo ( New Hampshire Journal), ca. 1982-1984 

11:440

A Cricket Sonata, ca. 1960-1966 

11:441

Cultural Oppression ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972-1978 

11:442

The Cushion Poem, ca. 1960-1970 

11:443

Dab of Cornpone ( In Time), 1962-1968 

11:444

Daddy Warbucks, Punjab, Asp, ca. 1960-1970 

11:445

Dance as Seen ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

11:446

Dancer (re-typing of poem published in 1951), 1951, 1985 

11:447

Dancers, ca. 1966-1970 

11:448

David 2 / 4/ 36, ca. 1975? 

11:449

Dear Miss Monroe ( In Time), 1962-1968 

11:450

Death and Knowledge , ca. 1980 

11:451

Death Poem ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

11:452

Debt ( Collected Later Poems) (includes variant), ca. 1985-1987 

11:453

Definition Poem ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

11:454

Difficult Grace ( Names, Dates, and Places) (w/ variant), 1974 

11:455

Dirty Drawing ( On Occasion), ca. 1966-1971 

11:456

Dirty Picture Poem ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

11:457

Dirty Story, ca. 1961? 

11:458

Discovery ( New Hampshire Journal), ca. 1982-1984 

11:459

Discovery Poem ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

11:460

Doing It ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

11:461

Double Haiku, 1972-1976 

11:462

The Dream ( New Spaces), ca. 1979 

11:463

Dream Mother Poem ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1974 

11:464

Dream Poem ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

11:465

Dreams of Glory ( In Time), 1962-1968 

11:466

Drunk Song ( On Occasion), ca. 1965-1970 

11:467

Dutch Interior : Sewing ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

11:468

The Economy of Art ( In Time), ca. 1962 

11:469

Education : The Museum of Our Youth ( In Time), 1962-1968 

11:470

Elephant Blues ( Collected Later Poems) (includes variant TSS and news clippings), 1986 

11:471

E. P. 1885-1972 ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972 

11:472

Epithalamion, 1976 

11:473

Ethics (includes TSS variant and MSS draft), ca. 1972-1976 

11:474

Ethnological Art, ca. 1972-1978 

11:475

"-etic" ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1984 

11:476

Eulogy, ca. 1960-1970 

11:477

Eve, ca. 1957 

11:478

Evening ( New Hampshire Journal) (includes variant TSS and original MSS), ca. 1982-1984 

11:479

Evening Star, 1953 

11:480

Evensong, ca. 1960-1964 

11:481

Even Though, ca. 1972-1976 

11:482

Events ( On Occasion), ca. 1966-1970 

11:483

Everytime Wondering ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1973-1975 

11:484

The Excuses ( In Time), 1962-1968 

11:485

Eyes for You ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

11:486

A Fable ( In Time), 1962-1968 

11:487

The Fake Smile ( In Time) (includes MSS version and TSS draft "The Lake Isle" w/ corrections), ca. 1962-1964 

11:488

A Family's Passover Graces ( Collected Later Poems) (includes variant TSS, "Pesach 1983"), 1983 

11:489

Fantasy Poem ( The Woman Poems) (variant TSS, not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

11:490

Farmer that Found Horses, ca. 1973-1975 

11:491

Father Poem ( The Woman Poems) (includes multiple TSS variants), ca. 1973-1975 

11:492

February ( Collected Later Poems), ca. 1984 

11:493

February 14, 1976, 1976 

11:494

Fencer, ca. 1958-1964 

11:495

Fighting it Out on This Line if it Takes All Summer ( In Time), ca. 1967 

11:496

Figure ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

11:497

Fine Movement (includes variant TSS), ca. 1958-1962 

11:498

Finishing Poem, 1960-1962 

11:499

Fire in the Windowbox, ca. 1962-1964 

11:500

First, ca. 1956-1960 

11:501

First Law of Realism, ca. 1957-1962 

11:502

First Poem for My Last Son ( Names, Dates, and Places) (includes variant TSS), ca. 1972-1978 

11:503

First Song at Saint Andrews ( Names, Dates, and Places) (includes TSS with First, Second, and Third Songs), ca. 1972-1978 

11:504

Five Act Play ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers) (includes variant TSS, "Kind of a Five Act Play"), 1959-1962 

11:505

Five Songs ("for the Clancy Boys to Fiddle With") (includes "Sad Song", "Man's Song", "Spring Song", "A Wedding Song", "Short Song"), c. 1968-1970 

11:506

Flesh Poem ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1973-1975 

11:507

Flitch of Dunmow ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1984 

11:508

Flora ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers) (includes variant TSS, "Floral Piece"), 1959-62 

11:509

Flowering Avocado Tree ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

11:510

Flowers ( Why Not), 1976 

11:511

Footprints of Man-like Creatures Found ( New Spaces) (includes news clipping of source story), 1975-1983 

12:512

For a Birthday, 1958, 1958 

12:513

For a Christening ( On Occasion), 1969 

12:514

For a Friend and His Wife, ca. 1958-1964 

12:515

For a Goddaughter ( On Occasion) (includes variant TSS), ca. 1965-1970 

12:516

For a Lady, After Vidal ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

12:517

For a Man (" leon seidel") (  On Occasion), 1968 

12:518

For a Minister ( On Occasion), 1966 

12:519

For an Anniversary ("lewis and helene herman"), 1980 

12:520

For Andrew David Dillman, 1983 

12:521

For Anne ("2 April 1967") ( On Occasion), 1967 

12:522

For Anne ("3 March 1967") ( On Occasion), 1967 

12:523

For a Painter Beyond Hazardville ( Why Not) (includes variant TSS, "Alfred Beyond Hazardville"), ca. 1983-1985 

12:524

For Archie, ca. 1973-1975 

12:525

For Aunt Bert and Uncle Harry, 1974 

12:526

For a Wedding ("16 October 1965") ( On Occasion), 1968 

12:527

For a Wedding ("25 April 1968 Jerry & Roz"), 1968 

12:528

For a Wedding ("Victor and Roberta"), 1976 

12:529

For a Wedding ("What it is we all..."), ca. 1957-1964 

12:530

For a Young Poet in a Dry Season, ca. 1971-1972 

12:531

For Basil Bunting ( Collected Later Poems), 1985 

12:532

For C. B. ( On Occasion) (includes MSS), 1971 

12:533

For Charles Reznikoff ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1976 

12:534

For Cottie, 1975 

12:535

For Danielle ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

12:536

For Danny, undated 

12:537

For David ( On Occasion), ca. 1965-1970 

12:538

For David and Jeanie ( Collected Later Poems), 1985 

12:539

For Dick Quinn, 51, and John Leo, 40, 1975 

12:540

For DW's Wedding (includes MSS), ca. 1972-1976 

12:541

For Fee and Barbara (draft of personal card?), 1962 

12:542

For Forty ( On Occasion), 1970 

12:543

For George and Vickie, 1976 

12:544

For Han Yu After Almost 1200 Years ( New Spaces) (includes variant TSS), ca. 1975-1980 

12:545

For Halley's Comet ( Collected Later Poems), ca. 1986-1987 

12:546

For Helen 2 / 2 / 72 (with color-by-numbers groundhog), 1972 

12:547

For James Laughlin ( Collected Later Poems), ca. 1975-1983? 

12:548

For Jean, Her Birthday, 1974 

12:549

For Jeff and Lisa ( Collected Later Poems) (includes original MSS), 1987 

12:550

For Joe, His Fortieth, ca. 1975-1977 

12:551

For John and Lucy ( On Occasion), 1970 

12:552

For John and Rona ( On Occasion), ca. 1972 

12:553

For John Dobbs, 1972 ( Collected Later Poems), ca. 1972 

12:554

For Karen, ca. 1972-1976 

12:555

For K B O, 1976 

12:556

For Leo Hamalian, ca. 1983-1984 

12:557

For Louis Zukofsky (  New Spaces), ca. 1978 

12:558

Formal Verse, Father of Seventy Three ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

12:559

For Matthew, Dead ( On Occasion) (includes obituary), 1967 

12:560

For Maurice, ca. 1973-1983 

12:561

For Max ( Collected Later Poems), ca. 1983-1984 

12:562

For Michael and OK Hee, 1974 

12:563

For My Father ( On Occasion) (TSS has no title), ca. 1960-1970 

12:564

For My Father, One Year Older ( On Occasion), ca. 1963 

12:565

For My Grandmother ( On Occasion), 1954 

12:566

For My Mother, 1975 

12:567

For My Parents ("on their fortieth anniversary"), ca. 1961-1962 

12:568

For My Wife's Grandfather, Dead, 1967 

12:569

For Nat and Elaine, a Batch of Sangria ( On Occasion) (includes variant TSS, "A Wedding Song"), ca. 1970 

12:570

For Nicholas, ca. 1958-1962 

12:571

For Nicholas and Daniel, ca. 1962 

12:572

For Nick and Sharon ( Collected Later Poems), 1985 

12:573

For Pat and Larry, 1980 

12:574

For Pete Hamill, His Fiftieth ( Collected Later Poems), ca. 1982-1984 

12:575

For Peter 17 July 1975, 1975 

12:576

For Peter and Mary on Their Wedding ( On Occasion), 1968 

12:577

For Robert and Anne ( Collected Later Poems), 1980 

12:578

For Sebastian, One-Third this Month, 1972 

12:579

For Sylvester, ca. 1973-1980 

12:580

For the Annual Reading ( Names, Dates, and Places), 1975 

12:581

For the Barbers ( The Love Bit), 1957-1961 

12:582

For the Birds, ca. 1960-1966 

12:583

For the Bulls, ca. 1960-1966 

12:584

For the Eighth Street Visitors, ca. 1972-1980 

12:585

For the Inauguration of William R. O'Connell, Jr., 1985 

12:586

For the New Year, 1971 ( On Occasion), 1971 

12:587

For the O-Yanks ( New Spaces), 1979 

12:588

For Those, There ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

12:589

For the Skiers, ca. 1962-1966 

12:590

For the Wedding of Suzanne Sylvester (  Collected Later Poems) (includes variant TSS, "7 July 1984" and Original MSS), 1984 

12:591

For the Younger, 1958 

12:592

For Tom Blackburn (  New Spaces), 1975-1983 

12:593

For Victor and Roberta ("4 April 1976"), 1976 

12:594

For Vine, ca. 1975-1977 

12:595

For William Carlos Williams (  On Occasion), ca. 1953? 

12:596

For Willie Sutton (  New Spaces), 1980 

12:597

Found Art ( In Time), 1964 

12:598

Found Son Poem ( The Woman Poems) (variant TSS), 1973-1975 

12:599

Four Fathers ( New Spaces), ca. 1975-1983 

12:600

Four Photographs by Richard Kirstel, ca. 1966-1971 

12:601

Fourth Ark Royal ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1961 

12:602

Foster Mother ( Collected Later Poems) (includes 1987 news clipping of source story), 1987 

12:603

Fragment from the Works of Anacreon ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

12:604

Free Country, ca. 1972-1974 

12:605

Friend ( The Dutiful Son), 1953-1955 

12:606

Fugue, ca. 1960-1964 

12:607

F Y I ( On Occasion), ca. 1966-1971 

12:608

Game, ca. 1960 

12:609

Garden ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1984 

12:610

Gardener ( The Dutiful Son), 1955 

12:611

Getting There ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1973-1975 

12:612

Ghost Lover (includes variant TSS, w/ corrections), ca. 1983 

12:613

Ghosts (includes variant TSS, "Drunks", "For a Friend"), 1975 

12:614

Ghosts ( Collected Later Poems) (includes variant TSS), ca. 1985-1987 

12:615

Gift ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

12:616

God ( The Dutiful Son), 1953-1955 

12:617

God Knows, ca. 1960-1962 

12:618

Gone Fishing, ca. 1958-1962 

12:619

Grace ( On Occasion) (includes variant TSS, "Grace Before Dinner"), 1960-1970 

12:620

Grace ("for Thanksgiving 1963") ( On Occasion), 1963 

12:621

Grace ("Thanksgiving 1973"), 1973 

12:622

Grace ( News, Dates, and Places) (includes variant TSS, "Thanksgiving Grace"), ca. 1975-1978 

12:623

Grace Before Breakfast, ca. 1960-1966 

12:624

Grace for Painters ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1961 

12:625

Grace for Thanksgiving ("11/22/62") ( On Occasion) (includes MSS version), 1962 

12:626

Grace for Thanksgiving, 1971 

12:627

Granite ( Collected Later Poems) (includes variant TSS), ca. 1985-1987 

12:628

Grant Us ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

12:629

Great American Novel ( In Time), 1965 

12:630

Great Clod, ca. 1958-1964 

12:631

Greenery, ca. 1960-1964 

12:632

Grown Alba ( In Time), ca. 1962-1968 

12:633

Gryllidae Achene ( New Hampshire Journal) (includes variant TSS), ca. 1983-1984 

12:634

Haggadah : A Telling, ca. 1957-1960 

12:635

Hah-hah ( In Time), 1962-1968 

12:636

Haiku ("Joy! One Happy Nexus..."), 1979 

12:637

Haiku in Double Time, ca. 1972-1976 

12:638

Hair of the Friend (includes variant TSS), 1972-1976 

12:639

Happy New Year ( On Occasion), ca. 1964 

12:640

Hardboiled Mystery ( New Spaces) (includes variant, longer TSS, "Poem for Dashiell Hammett..."), 1975-1983 

12:641

Harvest Moon ( On Occasion) (includes variant TSS), ca. 1968-1970 

12:642

Having Learned, ca. 1960? 

12:643

Heart ( In Time), 1958 

12:644

Heart Full Of ( The Love Bit), ca. 1958-1962 

12:645

Hello There ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

12:646

Heroes in the Shape of Monstrosities, 1956 

12:647

Herself Wrenched Out of Herself (includes variant TSS), ca. 1955-1960 

12:648

Her Son the Star, ca. 1972-1976 

12:649

Hike You, ca. 1972-1976 

12:650

Historical Notes (signed as "sol d siple"), ca. 1976-1982 

12:651

History, ca. 1953 

12:652

Hokku 237B ( On Occasion), 1960 

12:653

Hold That Line, ca. 1957-1960 

12:654

Homage to Nicanor Parra ( On Occasion), ca. 1970 

12:655

Homeless, ca. 1960-1966 

12:656

Home Thoughts ( In Time), 1962-1968 

12:657

Houses ( New Spaces) (w/ first draft MSS), 1975-1983 

12:658

How Bad it Gets, ca. 1957-1962 

12:659

How the Pomegranate Proved Useless, ca. 1960-1970 

12:660

How to Approach Black Art ( On Occasion), 1971 

12:661

Hunter ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972-1978 

12:662

Hunters, ca. 1964-1967 

12:663

Hurricane ( Collected Later Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1986 

12:664

Husband, 1960-1962 

12:665

Husband ( In Time), 1962-1968 

12:666

Hyacinthus ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972-1976 

12:667

Hymn, ca. 1953-1959 

12:668

I Can't Call My Momma Any More, ca. 1972-1978 

12:669

If I'm Allowed, 1963 

12:670

If There was Sense ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca, 1972-1976 

12:671

I Have Let My Hair Grow Long, ca. 1962-1966 

12:672

Iliad ( On Occasion), 1958 

12:673

Immediate Present, ca. 1972-1976 

12:674

In Answer ("to someone's plea for 170 syllables"), ca. 1960-1964 

12:675

Incantation ( Collected Later Poems), ca. 1984 

12:676

In Mind, In Body ( The Dutiful Son), 1955 

12:677

In New Hampshire ( New Hampshire Journal) (includes variant TSS, "The Earth Moved Today"), 1983 

12:678

Innocent Breasts ( In Time), 1962-1968 

12:679

Inscribed in a Book Offered at Auction, 1975 

12:680

In Springtime ("for m.f."), ca. 1962-1968 

12:681

In the Beginning ( In Time), ca. 1962-1968 

12:682

In the Cards, ca. 1964 

12:683

In the Clutch, ca. 1958-1961 

12:684

In the Morning ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

12:685

In the Science Museum, ca. 1985 

12:686

Issue at Hand ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

12:687

I Surrender Dear, ca. 1971-1980 

12:688

It Ain/t News ( In Time), ca. 1962-1968 

12:689

I Think I Need a Drink ( In Time), 1964 

12:690

It is a Sign of Spring, ca. 1958-1964 

12:691

Ivoe, ca. 1960-1964 

12:692

I Was Not Sick, Just Dissatisfied, ca. 1958-1962 

12:693

Jane Street Poems, ca. 1982 

12:694

Jewish Poem, ca. 1961-1966 

12:695

Joe Flaherty ( Collected Later Poems), 1983 

12:696

Joel L. Oppenheimer Memorial Garden (  On Occasion), ca. 1970 

12:697

Just One More Time, ca. 1957-1960 

12:698

Kaddish, ca. 1960-1965 

12:699

Kopf that Cheers ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

12:700

Ladies of Westbeth ( On Occasion), ca. 1966-1971 

12:701

Lady ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1984 

12:702

Lady Across ( On Occasion), 1968-1971 

12:703

Lady of Madness ( The Woman Poems) (includes variant TSS), ca. 1973-1975 

12:704

Laertes Speaks ( Collected Later Poems) (includes variant TSS and MSS notes), ca. 1985-1987 

12:705

La Huelga ( On Occasion), ca. 1970 

12:706

Landscape ( Collected Later Poems) (TSS carries title "Autumn Landscape - Rochester"), ca. 1983-85 

12:707

La Revolucion ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

12:708

Late Winter Poem ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

12:709

Leave it to Me Blues ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

12:710

Legend ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

12:711

Leo Oppenheimer (  On Occasion), 1969 

12:712

Lesbian Poem ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1973-1975 

12:713

Lesson, 1963 

12:714

Lesson ( In Time), 1962-1968 

12:715

Lesson ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1985 

12:716

Lesson I ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

12:717

Lessons I ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

12:718

Lessons II ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

12:719

Life Studies ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

12:720

Let Me Go Home Whiskey ( In Time), 1962-1968 

12:721

Letter to Irving Layton, ca. 1958 

12:722

Letter to Philip ( Names, Dates, and Places) (includes variant TSS, "A Letter to  Philip Whalen on His Becoming a Zen Student"), ca. 1973 

12:723

Letters for M C ( Collected Later Poems), 1986 

12:724

Lie Poem ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1973-1975 

12:725

Life ( In Time), ca. 1962-1966 

12:726

Life, ca. 1975-1980 

12:727

Life as it is Lived ( In Time), 1962-1968 

12:728

Life Savers, ca. 1960-1964 

12:729

Like a, ca. 1958-1964 

12:730

Lilies and Roses all Sorts of, ca. 1958-1964 

12:731

Li Po and the Lilies, ca. 1960-1966 

12:732

Little Boys Poem ( The Woman Poems) (TSS variant), ca. 1973-1975 

12:733

Little Mayan Head ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

12:734

Long Blues ( Collected Later Poems) (variant TSS, preliminary version), ca. 1984-1987 

12:735

Long Distance, ca. 1970-1980 

12:736

Long Story, ca. 1962-1970 

12:737

Long Testament ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

12:738

Long Way ( In Time) (Includes variant TSS), 1962-1968 

12:739

Lordy, Lordy (Includes variant TSS, MSS versions), ca. 1972-1976 

12:740

Love Bit ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

12:741

Love Poem ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

12:742

Love Poem ("for carlos and gerry"), ca. 1976-1980 

12:743

Lovesong ( The Dutiful Son), 1955 

12:744

Love's Other Side, ca. 1971-1976 

12:745

Loving Machine ( In Time), 1962-1968 

12:746

MacDonald's Arches : A Plot, ca. 1972-1976 

13:747

Magazine ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:748

Magick, ca. 1960-1966 

13:749

Making a Valentine ( Collected Later Poems), ca. 1972-1976 

13:750

Man and Boy ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972-1976 

13:751

Man Discovered Through the Kitchen Window ( New Spaces), ca. 1975 

13:752

Map of the Island of Puerto Rico ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:753

Mare Nostrum ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

13:754

Marriage ("28 may 1967, for lewis and anne") ( On Occasion), 1967 

13:755

Mathematics ( In Time) (includes TSS variant), ca. 1962-1968 

13:756

May Day in the Park ( The Dutiful Son), 1955 

13:757

Mea Culpa ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:758

Meat Poem ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

13:759

Medgar Evers, ca. 1963 

13:760

Meditations ( New Spaces), 1975 

13:761

Memo, ca. 1956-1960 

13:762

Memories of the Last of the Hot Young Men, ca. 1960-1966 

13:763

Merrily We Row Along, ca. 1972-1976 

13:764

Method for Suppplementarily Tracking Tornadoes... (includes source news clipping), 1976 

13:765

Mid-Passage ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

13:766

Migrant Workers ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

13:767

Mind, ca. 1958-1962 

13:768

Mind is the Easy Way Out ( In Time), ca. 1962-1968 

13:769

Mineralogy 101 ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:770

Mirror Poem ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1973-1975 

13:771

Mis Quote from Burns, ca. 1960-1964 

13:772

Mister Intelligence ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:773

Modern Times ( In Time) (includes TSS variant, "In Our Times"), 1962-1968 

13:774

Monosyllable Poem ( The Woman Poems) (variant TSS), ca. 1973-1975 

13:775

Moratorium ( On Occasion), 1969 

13:776

Morning, ca. 1960-1966 

13:777

Morning Song ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

13:778

Mother Loose, ca. 1973-1983 

13:779

Mother Poem ( The Woman Poems) (Includes variant TSS), ca. 1974 

13:780

Mother Prayer ( The Woman Poems) (TSS variant, "In Memory of  Rod Rademacher) (with clipping), ca. 1973-1975 

13:781

Mother Prayer ( The Woman Poems) (TSS carries title, "This Child"), ca. 1973-1975 

13:782

Moving Out ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1973-1975 

13:783

Murder, ca. 1958-1964 

13:784

Muse Poem ( The Woman Poems) (includes variant TSS), ca. 1974 

13:785

My Blue Heaven ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

13:786

My Oldest Son ( On Occasion) (TSS titled, "The Oldest Son"), 1960-1970 

13:787

My Sons, ca. 1960-1964 

13:788

Mythology ( In Time), 1964 

13:789

Mythos, ca. 1971-1975 

13:790

Naked Poem ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

13:791

Naked Poem II ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

13:792

Napalm Poem ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

13:793

Nathaniel's Grace , 1974 

13:794

Nathaniel's Valentine ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

13:795

Nature Boy ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

13:796

N. B. ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

13:797

New Basket, ca. 1960-1962 

13:798

New Blues for the Moon ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), ca. 1960-1962 

13:799

New, Fiercer Look, ca. 1955-1958 

13:800

New Line ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1985 

13:801

New Nightgown ( In Time), 1964 

13:802

New Place in Town ( On Occasion) (includes variant TSS, "A New House"), 1963 

13:803

News ( On Occasion), ca. 1968-1971 

13:804

New Standard Simplified American Cabala for Home Use ( In Time), 1964 

13:805

New Year ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1973 

13:806

Night Air Becomes Noisome ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:807

Night and Day ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

13:808

Night Piece for Barbara, ca. 1960-1964 

13:809

Night Piece for Diana, 1964 

13:810

Nine to Five ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

13:811

Nobody Ever Said It, ca. 1962-1968 

13:812

No Ifs, Ands, or Buts ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:813

No Room at the Inn, ca. 1960-1970 

13:814

North : Studies, ca. 1978 

13:815

North : Summer, 1962-1968 

13:816

North : The Mother, ca. 1978 

13:817

Note ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:818

Note for the Community Bulletin Board ( On Occasion), ca. 1965-1970 

13:819

Notes for Poems for Summer, ca. 1976-1980 

13:820

Notes for the Holiday, ca. 1960-1964 

13:821

Notes Towards Lessons to Be Learned at Thirty ( In Time), ca. 1960 

13:822

Not Needed (poem cut from Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1971-1977 

13:823

Not Quite Half a Sonnet ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

13:824

Nude Portrait (4 TSS Variants, same title), ca. 1959-1962 

13:825

Numbers ( The Dutiful Son), ca. 1959-1962 

13:826

Obituary ( On Occasion), ca. 1971 

13:827

Obscene Graces ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

13:828

October 10, ca. 1972-1975 

13:829

October - Clouds , ca. 1973-1976 

13:830

Ode to a Study at Last ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

13:831

Okay ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

13:832

Older Man Thinking of Kore ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

13:833

Old Hannah (song lyrics by Doc Reese?), ca. 1959-1960 

13:834

Old Man Poem ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1973-1975 

13:835

Old Song, 1956-1960 

13:836

Old Story ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:837

On a Mezuzah ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

13:838

On a New Anthology, ca. 1972-1976 

13:839

On a Tureen of Matzo-Ball Soup Given for Rosh Hashonah, ca. 1971-1974 

13:840

On Cardboard, 1974 

13:841

One Day at a Time ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

13:842

Only Anarchist General ( On Occasion) (includes MSS copy), 1971 

13:843

Only Lester Hamp Poem ( Collected Later Poems) (TSS has title, "The First Lester Hamp Poem"; includes MSS note signed by  Lester Hamp), ca. 1984 

13:844

On Parade ( The Love Bit), ca. 1958 

13:845

On the Giving of the Tallis (published as "Ritual" in Generations), 1979 

13:846

Orpheus ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers) (includes TSS fragment with same title), 1959-1962 

13:847

Ought to Know Better, ca. 1960-1970 

13:848

Paean, Prematurely for the Phillipines ( Collected Later Poems) (includes variant TSS), ca. 1985-1987 

13:849

Paranoia Poem ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1973-1975 

13:850

Paranoid Dream, ca. 1960-1970 

13:851

Passing the Time Away ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:852

Pat and Mike ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:853

Peaches ( The Dutiful Son), 1953-1955 

13:854

Peire Vidal at Thirty-Two, ca. 1958-1962 

13:855

People are Starving in Europe ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

13:856

Perfections ( The Dutiful Son), 1953-1955 

13:857

Peter's Suite ( Collected Later Poems), ca. 1985 

13:858

Piece Goods ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

13:859

Pin the Tail on the Donkey ( On Occasion), ca. 1970? 

13:860

Plan ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

13:861

Plant, -- The Con, ca. 1966-1970 

13:862

Plus Ca Change ( Why Not)(includes TSS variant), ca. 1983-1984 

13:863

Poem ("31 December 1976"), 1976-1977 

13:864

Poem ("lady come on like"), ca. 1958-1966 

13:865

Poem ("listen: ") ( On Occasion), ca. 1965-1970 

13:866

Poem ("they have returned") ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:867

Poem for Bonnie or Clyde (Parts I-IV) ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:868

Poem Based on Stasis ( Collected Later Poems) (includes variant TSS), 1985 

13:869

Poem in Tune with its Time ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

13:870

Poem for Alfred and Constance (includes variant TSS, "Once More into the Breach"), ca. 1975 

13:871

Poem for Children ( On Occasion), ca. 1970 

13:872

Poem for Loud Laughter ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1960 

13:873

Poem for New Children ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1961 

13:874

Poem for Soho ( On Occasion), 1970 

13:875

Poem for Sugar Ray and the Girl Washing My Tub, ca. 1962-1970 

13:876

Poem for Theresa, ca. 1985-1987 

13:877

Poem for the New Year ( Names, Dates, and Places), 1973 

13:878

Poem for the New Year, 1978 

13:879

Poem for the State ( On Occasion), ca. 1968-1971 

13:880

Poem for Westbeth ("16 December 1970") ( On Occasion), 1970 

13:881

Poem for Westbeth ("26 May 1970) ( On Occasion), 1970 

13:882

Poem in Praise of Perseverance ( In Time), ca. 1963 

13:883

Poem on the Death of W C W 3 / 4 / 63 ( In Time), 1963 

13:884

Poems Don't Help, ca. 1956-1960 

13:885

Poem Written in and for New York City ( On Occasion), ca. 1965-1970 

13:886

Poem Written in the Light of Certain Events April 14, 1967 ( In Time), 1967 

13:887

Polish Cavalry ( On Occasion), 1970 

13:888

Porto Rican ( The Dutiful Son), 1953-1955 

13:889

Postcard ( The Love Bit), 1958 

13:890

Postcard 37 ( On Occasion), ca. 1966-1971 

13:891

Prayer ("for a wedding 11/29/63") ( On Occasion), 1963 

13:892

Prayer ("oh, the word, and the"), ca. 1960-1970 

13:893

Prayer Poem ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1973-1975 

13:894

Preface ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

13:895

Preliminaries: How to Take a Walk, ca. 1966-1970 

13:896

Presence, 1964 

13:897

Present ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:898

President Nixon's Thanksgiving Day Poem, ca. 1972-1976 

13:899

Pride ( The Dutiful Son), 1953-1955 

13:900

Progression Begins (also published as "The Progression" in New Spaces), ca. 1981 

13:901

Progress Report ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

13:902

Proposal, ca. 1962-1966 

13:903

Prospectus, ca. 1960-1966 

13:904

Provence ( The Dutiful Son), 1953-1955 

13:905

Psalm ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1961 

13:906

Public Affairs ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:907

Pure in Heart ( The Dutiful Son), 1953-1955 

13:908

Purple Blue in the ( The Love Bit), 1958 

13:909

Purple Flowers ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

13:910

Q E D, ca. 1960-1970 

13:911

Quadrivia ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

13:912

Quasi-Formal Piece, ca. 1964-1966 

13:913

Quatrain ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1985 

13:914

Question, ca. 1962-1966 

13:915

Question Poem ( The Woman Poems) (Variant TSS, not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

13:916

Questions, ca. 1972-1976 

13:917

Questions for the Mother ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1973-1975 

13:918

Quiet Blues ( In Time), ca. 1962-1968 

13:919

Racial Memory ( In Time), 1964 

13:920

Rage and, ca. 1956-1960 

13:921

Rain ( The Dutiful Son), 1955 

13:922

Ralph ( On Occasion), 1967 

13:923

Raw Taste of, ca. 1960-1966 

13:924

Reading In, ca. 1966-1970 

13:925

Recapitulation, ca. 1955? 

13:926

Recipe ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:927

Red Star over China ( On Occasion), ca. 1966-1971 

13:928

Reflection Ten to Fifteen Years After, ca. 1958? 

13:929

Renewal ( The Dutiful Son), 1955 

13:930

Re-Organization ( Names, Dates, and Places) (includes variant TSS and variant MSS), ca. 1972-1976 

13:931

Riddle ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:932

Rock and the Hard Place ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

13:933

Romance is a Eulogy for the Dead Past ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:934

Root GN ( Collected Later Poems), ca. 1985-1987 

13:935

Round ( Collected Later Poems), ca. 1984 

13:936

Rule ("for bruce and roxanne") ( On Occasion), 1965 

13:937

Running it Down, ca. 1972-1976 

13:938

Sad Song, ca. 1970 

13:939

Safe at Home Blues, ca. 1957-1962 

13:940

Scene ( The Love Bit), 1957 

13:941

Schizophrenia ( New Spaces) (Includes variant TSS), ca. 1975-1983 

13:942

Screaming Poem ( The Woman Poems) (variant TSS, not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

13:943

Sea Poem ( In Time), ca. 1958 

13:944

Season Poem I ( The Woman Poems) (includes variant untitled TSS), ca. 1974 

13:945

Season Poem II ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1974 

13:946

Second Song at Saint Andrews ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972-1978 

13:947

Section : Settlement, 1977 

13:948

Seize the Day ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:949

Self-Pity Blues, ca. 1974 

13:950

Serving Notice ( Names, Dates, and Places) (includes variant TSS), ca. 1972-1976 

13:951

Shooting the Moon ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:952

Short Blues ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

13:953

Short Grace, ca. 1958-1966 

13:954

Sioux Song ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972-1978 

13:955

Sirventes Against Waiting ( In Time) (includes variant TSS, "Against Waiting"), 1962-1968 

13:956

Sirventes on a Sad Occurrence ( In Time), ca. 1962-1968 

13:957

Six Candles , 1962 

13:958

Six-Day and Ball-Bearing ( In Time), ca.1962 

13:959

Social Poem ( The Dutiful Son), 1953-1955 

13:960

Some Children, Kansas, One Night, Other Things, Anomalies (  On Occasion), 1968 

13:961

Some Questions for Today ( On Occasion), 1969 

13:962

Some Suggested Guidelines ("from DADDY") ( On Occasion), ca. 1968-1970 

13:963

So New I, ca. 1964-1968 

13:964

Song Before Bed ( The Love Bit), 1958 

13:965

Song for Two Voices ( On Occasion), 1965 

13:966

Song for a Happy Man ( The Love Bit), 1957 

13:967

Sonnet ( On Occasion) (includes MSS version), 1960-1970 

13:968

Speech ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:969

Spring, ca. 1971-1980 

13:970

Spring ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1985 

13:971

Spring ( New Hampshire Journal) (variant TSS, not titled), ca. 1984 

13:972

Spring and Some ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972-1978 

13:973

Spring Poem ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

13:974

Spring Some Years This Year, ca. 1971-1980 

13:975

Stamped Paid ( On Occasion), ca. 1960-1970 

13:976

Statement to the Citizens ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

13:977

Stone Used as a Pillow, a Sacred Pillar, 1953 

13:978

Story of a Rent Strike, ca. 1971-1980 

13:979

Studies in Arabia Deserta ( In Time) (includes variant TSS, "Travels in Arabia Deserta"), 1963-1964 

13:980

Suck Villanelle ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:981

Sue's Birthday ( On Occasion), ca. 1971 

13:982

Suite : Paranoia, 1972-1976 

13:983

Summer ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1985 

13:984

Summer Hits Rte 9 ( New Hampshire Journal), ca. 1982-1984 

13:985

Summer Songs ( New Spaces), 1974-1983 

13:986

Sum Total ( On Occasion), 1971 

13:987

Sun Alone, 1953 

13:988

Sunday at High Noon ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

13:989

Sunday Morning ( In Time), 1962-1968 

13:990

Sunday Poem ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

13:991

Surgeon in Spite of Himself ( In Time), ca. 1962-1968 

13:992

Sweet Blues, and Other Songs ( In Time), ca. 1962-1968 

13:993

Tail in Two Cities, ca. 1960-1962 

14:994

Talking ( New Spaces), 1974-1983 

14:995

Talking About Scott, Reaching for Kleenex, ca. 1956-1960 

14:996

Tango Poem I ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

14:997

Tango Poem II ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

14:998

Teacher, ca. 1982-1984 

14:999

Teachers ( In Time), 1962-1968 

14:1000

Ted Berrigan (  Collected Later Poems), 1983-1984 

14:1001

Terror Codder ( On Occasion), ca. 1958-1962 

14:1002

Text ("for some of my best friends"), 1962 

14:1003

Thanksgiving 1981, 1981 

14:1004

Thanksgiving Grace ( On Occasion), 1967 

14:1005

Thanksgiving Grace ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972-1976 

14:1006

Thanksgiving Grace, 1975 

14:1007

That Voice, ca. 1983-1984 

14:1008

These Days ( New Spaces), 1973 

14:1009

Third Baseball Poem ( The Wrong Season), ca. 1972 

14:1010

Thirty Days, Next Case ( In Time), ca. 1962-1968 

14:1011

This is Stop Time ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

14:1012

This Was Some Sort of Haiku ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

14:1013

Those Old Men (Fragile/ Stained), ca. 1958-1962 

14:1014

Thick as Thieves, ca. 1956-1960 

14:1015

Thoughts of the Fat Man's Father ( Why Not) (includes variant TSS), ca. 1983-1984 

14:1016

Three and a Half Minute Mile ( In Time), 1962-1968 

14:1017

Three for Sam Greenberg (  In Time) (includes variant TSS, "Three Hospital Poems"), 1962-1968 

14:1018

Three Old Ladies ( In Time), 1962-1968 

14:1019

Tide, ca. 1953-1959 

14:1020

Time Out, ca. 1973-1980 

14:1021

Timesense ( On Occasion), ca. 1958-1962 

14:1022

Title Repeats ( In Time), 1962-1968 

14:1023

To a Friend ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

14:1024

Today a Bathsheba, ca. 1953 

14:1025

Torn Nightgown ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

14:1026

To See, ca. 1973-1980 

14:1027

To See the World as the World Is, ca. 1964? 

14:1028

To the Congress, ca. 1972-1976 

14:1029

Touch Poem ( The Woman Poems) (variant TSS, not titled), 1973-1975 

14:1030

Transcendental Experience, ca. 1971-1980 

14:1031

Trapping, ca. 1958-1960 

14:1032

Traveling Poem ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

14:1033

Treatise ( In Time), 1962-1968 

14:1034

Triplets ( The Love Bit), 1957 

14:1035

Truck Farmer ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

14:1036

Trunk ( On Occasion), 1971 

14:1037

Truth, ca. 1958-1962 

14:1038

Turning, ca.1956-1960 

14:1039

Two Baseball Poems ( The Wrong Season), ca. 1972 

14:1040

Two Deaths ("david stern, r f k, 6 june 1968) ( On Occasion), 1968 

14:1041

Two Haiku to Be Read Either One First ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1985 

14:1042

Two Headed Coin, ca. 1960-1970 

14:1043

Two Portraits All Ways, ca. 1972-1976 

14:1044

Undefined Tenderness ( The Love Bit), 1957 

14:1045

Untitled ( On Occasion), ca. 1966-1971 

14:1046

Valentine ( On Occasion), ca. 1966-1971 

14:1047

Valentine ( Names, Dates, and Places), 1975 

14:1048

Valentine, 1984 

14:1049

Valentine's Day 1974 ( Names, Dates, and Places), 1974 

14:1050

Valentine's Day 1975, 1975 

14:1051

Venz L'amors Mas Sol Mezeis, ca. 1958-1966 

14:1052

Verities ( On Occasion), ca. 1968-1971 

14:1053

Victorian Hakku ( On Occasion), 1960-1970 

14:1054

View, ca. 1960-1966 

14:1055

Village Poem ( New Spaces), ca. 1975-1980 

14:1056

Virtue (incomplete - second page missing?), ca. 1960-1970 

14:1057

Vowels ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972-1978 

14:1058

Waking in a Bed By a Ringing Telephone ( New Spaces), 1975-1983 

14:1059

Walk in the Country, ca. 1973-1980 

14:1060

Water Poem ( The Woman Poems) (TSS not titled), ca. 1973-1975 

14:1061

Way it is ( On Occasion), ca. 1958-1962 

14:1062

Way we Were ( New Spaces), 1978 

14:1063

Weaving Poem ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1973-1975 

14:1064

Wedding ("8 december 1968 tom and joan clancy") ( On Occasion), 1968 

14:1065

Wedding ("diane and nyles"), 1976 

14:1066

Wedding ("for dick and Alison burchell") ( On Occasion), 1969 

14:1067

Wedding ("for gordon and sue, 29 december 1969" ( On Occasion), 1969 

14:1068

Wedding ("for phillip and judy, 27 june 1970) ( On Occasion), 1970 

14:1069

Wedding ("for nick and sharifa"), 1977 

14:1070

Wedding ("under the spring moon"), 1980 

14:1071

Wedding Gifts ( Collected Later Poems), 1984 

14:1072

We Mark the Centennial of William Carlos Williams' Birth Observing a  New Hampshire Patriot (  New Hampshire Journal) (variant TSS with variant titles), ca. 1983-1984 

14:1073

Wet Leaves, 1961 

14:1074

What Ought to Be a Psalm, 1957 

14:1075

What the ( On Occasion), 1960? 

14:1076

When the Drums Stopped ( In Time), 1959-1962 

14:1077

When What You Dream ( Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers), 1959-1962 

14:1078

White Hope ( In Time), 1965 

14:1079

Will He Nill He, ca. 1960-1964 

14:1080

Wind Changes, 1964 

14:1081

Window, The Window (2) ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

14:1082

Woman Joys, ca. 1962-1970 

14:1083

Word ( Why Not), ca. 1983-1985 

14:1084

Wrenching Out, ca. 1960-1966 

14:1085

Your Serve, ca. 1958-1962 

14:1086

Yellow Crone ( Names, Dates, and Places), ca. 1972-1978 

14:1087

Yesterday ( In Time), 1964 

14:1088

Young Bloods ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

14:1089

Young Lovers ( In Time), 1962-1968 

14:1090

Young Mother Blues ( The Love Bit), 1957-1962 

14:1091

Your Tits Poem ( The Woman Poems), ca. 1973-1975 

14:1092

Zeus, in May, Reflects on a Recent Letter from Astarte ( In Time), 1962-1968 

14:1093

Zoom Lens ( In Time), 1962-1968 

14:1094

Zoo Story ( In Time) (includes variant TSS, untitled), 1962-1968 

14:1095

Unidentified/ Untitled Poetry TSS (I), ca. 1957-1964 

14:1096

Unidentified/ Untitled Poetry TSS (II), ca. 1957-1964 

14:1097

Unidentified/ Untitled Poetry TSS (III), ca. 1957-1964 

14:1098

Unidentified/ Untitled Poetry TSS (IV), ca. 1975-1980 

14:1099

Unidentified/ Untitled Poetry TSS (V), ca. 1975-1983 

14:1100

Unidentified/ Untitled Poetry TSS (VI), ca. 1975-1985 

14:1101

Untitled Poem - long rant against America (style similar to Ginsberg?), ca. 1963? 

14:1102

Untitled Poem in style of William Carlos Williams, ca. 1960 

14:1103

Untitled "Confessional" Poems, ca. 1962-1964 

14:1104

Untitled poems in MSS, ca. 1960 

14:1105

Untitled poem in MSS ("The candles all have red tips"), ca. 1957-1064 

14:1106

Untitled poems in MSS, 1975-1985 

14:1107

Untitled poems in MSS (includes poem dated 9/18/88-possibly JO's last poem), 1983-1988 

14:1108

Subseries B: Supporting materials (proofs, galleys, notes, etc.), undated, ca. 1947-1988 

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Loose-Leaf for Literary Largess (Juvenalia) (JO's earliest poetry, unpublished), ca. 1947-1951 

14:1109

Poetry TSS - Translations from French and Greek, ca. 1956-1962 

14:1110

Unidentified Song Lyrics in TSS and MSS , ca. 1959-1966 

14:1111

Song Lyrics by JO in TSS (some MSS), ca. 1960-1964 

14:1112

Poems by JO in The Nation - "April Fool", "Orpheus", 1959, 1962 

14:1113

Bound TSS of The Dutiful Son and  The Love Bit, ca. 1961? 

14:1114

Review of The Dutiful Son by  Robert Creeley (printed in  New Mexico Quarterly xxvii), ca. 1955-1957 

14:1115

The Love Bit - TSS typesetting copy, galleys w/ corrections, ca. 1962 

14:1116

TSS - Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers, ca. 1962? 

14:1117

Bound TSS - Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers, ca. 1962 

14:1118

TSS of Just Friends/ Friends and Lovers (w/ typesetting notes), 1962, 1980 

14:1119

TSS of poems, "The Night Air Becomes Noisome", "Zoo Story", "Come on Baby", "The Three Old Ladies", bound to 1 pc. correspondence (editor of The Bridge?), 1964 

14:1120

Bound TSS (copy) In Time (different pagination from published version), ca. 1967-1968 

14:1121

In Time - photocopies of preliminary versions (as submitted to  Sterling Lord Agency), ca. 1966? 

14:1122

In Time - photocopy of TSS, includes several poems later published in  On Occasion, ca. 1968 

15:1123

In Time - TSS with typesetting notes, ca. 1969 

15:1124

In Time - Galleys, ca. 1969 

15:1125

In Time - confirmation page proofs, ca. 1969 

15:1126

In Time - Partial proofs and jacket proof, ca. 1969 

15:1127

In Time - clippings of reviews, 1969-1970 

15:1128

On Occasion - early version 20 poem TSS, ca. 1968-1969 

15:1129

On Occasion - bound TSS with corrections, does not reflect final arrangement of poems, ca. 1971 

15:1130

On Occasion - bound TSS with hand corrections and printing notes, poems in final arrangement, ca. 1971 

15:1131

On Occasion - photocopy TSS, ca. 1971 

15:1132

On Occasion - photocopy TSS, includes dust jacket proof, ca. 1971 

15:1133

On Occasion - Jacket proofs, ad clipping, 1 pc. correspondence, 1971-1973 

15:1134

Collection of TSS Poems with note "To Mulch, Jan. '72" includes "Spring Poem", "N.B.", " Peire Vidal at Thirty-Two", "A Long Testament", 1972 

15:1135

The Woman Poems - original TSS with printer's notes, 1975 

15:1136

The Woman Poems - copy of TSS, some hand corrections (includes "return" note from  William Morris Agency), 1975 

15:1137

The Woman Poems - copy of TSS (some poems marked with gold star stickers), ca. 1975 

15:1138

The Woman Poems - preliminary dust jacket proofs, 1975 

15:1139

The Woman Poems - publicity materials, copies of reviews and ads, correspondence from  Bobbs-Merrill, 1975 

15:1140

The Woman Poems - publicity note, including JO's mailing list and copies of review solicitations, 1975 

15:1141

The Woman Poems - related correspondence, including reviews from  Muriel Rukeyser,  Philip Whalen,  Anne Waldman, and others, 1975 

15:1142

The Woman Poems - correspondence between JO and  Allen Ginsberg,  Diane DiPrima,  Robert Creeley, ca. 1975 

15:1143

TSS sequence - "Meditations", "Camille Young, Camille Older", "Service Notice", "Celebrating the Peace", "The Man Discovered Through the Kitchen Window", ca. 1975-1978 

15:1144

Names, Dates, and Places - TSS, 1978 

15:1145

Names, Dates, and Places - copy of proof set, cover proofs, 1 pc. correspondence, 1978 

15:1146

"Poem for the New Year" - copy of Village Voice clipping, 1978 

15:1147

"On the Giving of the Tallis" - folded card (printer's sample?) (identical poem to "Ritual" in Generations), 1979 

15:1148

At Fifty - two pages preliminary notes, ca. 1980 

17:1149

At Fifty - poems not organized, numbering different from published version, ca. 1980 

17:1150

At Fifty - partial TSS, ca. 1980 

17:1151

At Fifty - TSS, 1980 

17:1152

At Fifty - copy of TSS, 1982 

17:1153

"Two from At Fifty" - proofs of mailer/flyer with envelope and 1 pc. correspondence, 1982 

17:1154

TSS of poems about the death of John Lennon - "For  Sean Lennon" by JO, "For John Lennon" by  Nat Oppenheimer, "The Songwriter" by  Lem Oppenheimer, 1980 

17:1155

"Five Attempts at the Armenian" - includes "The Owl", "Give Me My Eyes", "Target Shooting", "We Were Walking", "For Hazmik", ca. 1980 

17:1156

Del Quien Lo Tomo - TSS suite includes "Adornment of Body Poem", "Jane Street Poem", "Autumn", ca. 1975 

17:1157

Del Quien Lo Tomo - proofs, correspondence from  Walter Hamady, 1982 

17:1158

New Hampshire Journal - TSS, includes variant TSS, 1982 

17:1159

Notes Toward a Definition of David - TSS with author's proof and 2 pcs. printing correspondence, 1980-1983 

17:1160

4 sets TSS packet including "Houses", "The Charm", and "Cacti" (all poems appeared in New Spaces), 1975-1983 

17:1161

New Spaces - original TSS, arranged, with working title "Drawing from Life", ca. 1983-1985 

17:1162

New Spaces - TSS (2 sets), ca. 1983-1985 

17:1163

New Spaces - Publicity, reviews, promotional materials, 1985 

17:1164

Why Not - TSS, set of corrected galleys, 1985 

17:1165

Why Not - page proofs, TSS of preface, correspondence with  David Lorczak (printer), 1983-1985 

17:1166

Why Not - review by  Don Wellman (including  Hayden Carruth and  Jonathan Williams), ca. 1987 

17:1167

Generations - early TSS, includes "Oldest", "What My Father Said", "Child", "Mother", "Son", ca. 1980-1983 

17:1168

Generations - TSS ("Bob's Slow Foods Edition 4 of 5") includes correspondence between JO and publisher regarding galleys, 1984 

17:1169

Generations - galleys, correspondence, 1986 

17:1170

"The Poetry of Porking" - proofs of Maledicta article includes 1 pc. correspondence from Reinhold Aman (Variant poem title - "Greens"), 1985 

17:1171

"Ger" - as printed in The New Hampshire Home Defender, 1986 

17:1172

The Uses of Adversity - TSS drafts, ca. 1986 

17:1173

The Uses of Adversity - reviews and correspondence, 1987 

17:1174

Names and Local Habitations - production materials, correspondence, TSS of Accolade and Introduction, draft of index, partial proofs (copy), 1988 

17:1175

Names and Local Habitations - copies of  The Dutiful Son and  The Love Bit, 1988 

17:1176

Names and Local Habitations - copies from  In Time, 1988 

17:1177

Names and Local Habitations - copies from  Just Friends/Friends and Lovers, and  On Occasion, 1988 

17:1178

Names and Local Habitations - copies of "Baseball" poems (  The Wrong Season) and  The Woman Poems, 1988 

17:1179

"Active Folders" at time of JO's death 

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New Hampshire Poems - TSS of "Charms", "We Mark the Centennial...", "In New Hampshire", "Country Alba", "Summer Hits Route 9", "A New Hampshire Journal", "Discovery", "Spring", "Credo", "Autumn", "Evening", and "Gryllidae Achene", ca. 1987 

17:1180

Collections - TSS of "Five Attempts at the Armenian", "Generations", "Greens", ca. 1983-1985 

17:1181

Occasions - see inside folder for poem listing, most poems published in  Collected Later Poems, 1983-1987 

17:1182

Straight - see inside folder for poem listing, most poems published in  Collected Later Poems, 1983-1987 

17:1183

News Poems - TSS of "Paean, Prematurely...", "Granite", "Hurricane", "Elephant Blues", "For Hoyt Wilhelm", "For Halley's Comet", "The News", "The Foster Mother", ca. 1985-1987 

17:1184

To Work -- "Long Blues", "Grace" (MSS), "Slam Stewart" (MSS), "Dull Burnt" (MSS), "To Hear", "Toker Looks Like a Pig", "Plates (from Fenollosa)", ca. 1982-1985 

17:1185

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Series III: Prose, undated, 1947-1988 

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Early Prose and Political Writings, 1960-1968 

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"And the World Shall Yield Forth Food", ca. 1960? 

17:1186

"Guerilla Warfare", "War and Western Man" - fragments of political writings, includes flyer for political lecture given by JO, ca. 1962 

17:1187

"Fair Play for Cuba Committee" - TSS fact sheets (not clear that author is JO), ca. 1962? 

17:1188

Clippings related to Guerilla Warfare, 1961-1962 

17:1189

Short Prose Fragments in TSS, ca. 1962? 

17:1190

Short Prose Pieces in TSS, ca. 1968 

17:1191

Drama and Film Projects 

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The Great American Desert - TSS marked "1st draft - variant", ca. 1960 

17:1192

The Great American Desert - variant TSS versions, outline notes, theater programs, reviews, 1961, 1970 

17:1193

The Great American Desert - TSS, ca. 1961-1966 

17:1194

The Great American Desert - TSS photocopy and TSS carbon, ca. 1961-1966 

17:1195

Flyer for "The Last of the Bummers" - freeform project by Theatre Genesis, inspired by The Great American Desert, ca. 1964-1969 

17:1196

The Great American Desert - copies of publication in  The Off Off Broadway Book, 1972 

17:1197

The Great American Desert -  William Morris Agency contract regarding performance in  San Jose, CA, 1975 

17:1198

The Great American Desert - copy of play with notes, program for Westbeth 10th anniversary party, 1980 

17:1199

Miss Right - TSS of play with song lyrics by JO, flyers, copy of  Village Voice review, ca. 1963 

17:1200

Miss Right - copy of TSS with one piece correspondence from  George Butterick, ca. 1963, 1980 

17:1201

Like a Hill - TSS, ca. 1966 

17:1202

Like a Hill - program (The Loft on 54th Street), ca. 1966 

17:1203

Drama fragments in TSS - "Two Worms in the Apple", "An Interview", "Show-down in the South Forty", ca. 1960-1965 

17:1204

Drama Fragments - not identified, undated 

17:1205

Drama TSS - not identified (Cupid, Pan, Sam, Ruth), undated 

17:1206

The Perfect Detonator - TSS photocopy (copy 1), ca. 1968? 

17:1207

The Perfect Detonator - TSS photocopy (copy 2), ca. 1968? 

17:1208

The Perfect Detonator - TSS photocopy (copy 3), ca. 1968? 

17:1209

The Perfect Detonator - TSS, with one piece correspondence from  Gloria Steinem, ca. 1968? 

17:1210

"The Oyster and the Wind" - film treatment (with MSS Corrections) (2 sets), ca. 1968-1972? 

17:1211

"Grass Land" - treatment and early draft of screenplay, ca. 1969? 

17:1212

Undeveloped plays and screenplays, ca. 1970 

17:1213

Short Stories and Non-Fiction Book Projects 

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Last Call - TSS Drafts and contracts (unfinished/unpublished novel), ca. 1969 

17:1214

The Wrong Season - News clippings about the  NY Mets, 1971-1972 

17:1215

The Wrong Season - TSS fragments not yet organized, ca. 1972 

17:1216

The Wrong Season - Bound TSS, ca. 1972-1973 

18:1217

The Wrong Season - Bound TSS (Clean/ revised copy), ca. 1972-1973 

18:1218

The Wrong Season - TSS of introduction by  Joe Flaherty, notes and ephemera, including baseball programs, 1972 

18:1219

The Wrong Season - cover proofs, reviews, notes, and promotional materials, 1973 

18:1220

TSS copy of short stories "I Could Marry Her", and "Friday Night was Always a Ball", ca. 1966? 

18:1221

TSS of short story "Re-entry", ca. 1975 

18:1222

Pan's Eyes - TSS of stories, some variant TSS, ca. 1966-1970? 

18:1223

Pan's Eyes - TSS of stories, ca. 1966-1970? 

18:1224

Pan's Eyes - TSS copy of stories, ca. 1966-1970 

18:1225

Pan's Eyes - 2 copies of contract, 1 pc. correspondence, 1976 

18:1226

TSS Proposal for The Single Father's Cookbook (not produced), 1077-1979 

18:1227

TSS of children's book (not produced) with 1 pc. correspondence, 1976 

18:1228

TSS of children's books The Friends and  How Big Was Lemuel? (neither produced), ca. 1975-1979 

18:1229

"Drying Out" - autobiographical essay (unfinished book?), 1977 

18:1230

TSS of pornographic short stories (never published?), ca. 1970-1980? 

18:1231

TSS copies of pornographic stories, ca. 1970-1980? 

18:1232

Marilyn Lives - TSS with corrections, ca. 1980 

18:1233

Marilyn Lives - Publicity Photo of JO and two copies of publisher's press release, 1981 

18:1234

TSS Book on Fatherhood (not published), 1982 

18:1235

Submission by JO for humor book, Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (never published?), 1986 

18:1236

Non-Fiction Articles 

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Copies, clippings of publications by JO (some Village Voice, also a letter to  New York Magazine, also reviews for  The World), 1969-1970 

18:1237

TSS carbons of Village Voice columns, ca. 1970-1972 

18:1238

TSS Articles by JO (mostly Village Voice) (some not published), ca. 1970-1972? 

18:1239

Copies of articles and reviews in Newsday and  Book World, 1971-1973 

18:1240

Copies of Village Voice articles (some poetry publications), 1972-1973 

18:1241

TSS carbons of Village Voice columns (includes TSS of poems published in  VV), 1972-1973 

18:1242

Copies of Village Voice columns/ Publications, 1974 

18:1243

TSS carbons of Village Voice columns, 1974 

19:1244

TSS carbons of Village Voice columns, 1975 

19:1245

TSS of unfinished, unpublished Village Voice columns, 1975 

19:1246

TSS Review of Lost and Found by  John Nonce, with one piece correspondence, clipping of published version, 1975 

19:1247

TSS carbons of Village Voice columns (includes 1 pc. editorial correspondence), 1976 

19:1248

Village Voice Ephemera - Publicity materials and research notes, 1976 

19:1249

TSS carbons of Village Voice columns, 1976-1977 

19:1250

Copies of Village Voice articles, 1976-1978 

19:1251

Book Reviews by JO (some for New York Times), ca. 1976-1980 

19:1252

Columns by JO (some Village Voice?), ca. 1976-1980 

19:1253

TSS carbons of Village Voice columns, ca. 1978 

19:1254

TSS carbons of Village Voice columns, 1979 

19:1255

TSS carbons of undated articles (some Village Voice?), ca. 1975-1979 

19:1256

"Down on the Farm" - TSS of baseball article for New York Magazine, with correspondence and notes, 1979 

19:1257

Articles/ Columns by JO (some Village Voice?), ca. 1980 

19:1258

Articles/Columns by JO (publications unknown), ca. 1977-1985? 

19:1259

TSS Carbons of Village Voice columns, 1981 

19:1260

Copies of Village Voice columns, 1981-1983 

19:1261

TSS of book reviews, other prose articles, ca. 1983-1984 

19:1262

Copies of articles by JO ( Ararat,  New Hampshire Profiles,  Options,  Gallery), ca. 1983-1984 

19:1263

TSS Carbons of articles for Village Voice,  Ararat,  New Hampshire Profiles, 1983-1985 

19:1264

TSS Carbons of Village Voice articles, ca. 1984-1985 

19:1265

TSS Articles on Baseball, ca. 1985 

19:1266

TSS of Columns for New Hampshire Times, 1985-1986 

19:1267

Copies of articles in New Hampshire Times (includes letters published in response to JO), 1985-1986 

19:1268

Copies of articles by JO ( ACUCAA Bulletin,  Daily News Magazine), 1986 

19:1269

TSS Articles and Columns (includes Village Voice obituary for  Eugene Rachlis, some TSS may be for speeches), 1986-1987 

19:1270

Interviews and Lectures 

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Poetry, "The Ecology of the Soul" - proofs of lectures by JO, correspondence from David Landrey, 1983 

19:1271

"Language vs. Poetry" - transcript of JO lecture (draft TSS with corrections by JO), ca. 1983-1985 

19:1272

Transcript TSS of JO interviews by Bill Sylvester, 1985 

19:1273

TSS of commencement address by JO for New England College (multiple drafts), 1985-1986 

19:1274

Transcript TSS of JO interview by Chris Beach  , 1986-1988 

19:1275

TSS "About New Forms" - Lecture given by JO at The Poetry Project, 4/9/88, 1988 

19:1276

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Series IV: Notes and Ephemera, undated, 1925-1986 

Ephemera--Personal notes and records 

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Two sketch illustrations (poor quality - not identified), undated 

20:1277

High School Football Program, JO's ID card at age 19, 1946, 1949 

20:1278

Cornell University Scholarship Information, ca. 1947 

20:1279

Black Mountain College Ephemera - flyers and catalogs, including flyer for play  Cuchulain in which JO appeared, 1949-1952 

20:1280

Black Mountain College - Event Announcement Cards (layout by JO? - marked as  Sad Devil Press), 1952 

20:1281

1 pc. painting, 1 pc. drawing by Fielding Dawson, 1952 

20:1282

JO's Thanksgiving Menu (in French), 1958 

20:1283

Poetry Notebook - MSS version of "The Crooked Will," JO's reading list for fall 1959, 1959 

20:1284

Two Notebooks - largely empty, one poem in MSS, undated 

20:1285

Notebook - notes and philosophical journal, 1959 

20:1286

Financial Records (3 pieces), 1959-1961 

20:1287

Income Tax Records, Court Papers, Insurance Records, 1960-1966 

20:1288

Galleys and notes from JO's work as editor of Kulchur 5, ca. 1961 

20:1289

Clippings regarding Poetry Readings by JO, 1961-1967 

20:1290

Program for Ezra Pound's 78th Birthday Dinner, includes transcript of readings by JO and others, 1963 

20:1291

Adult Education Brochure promoting seminar involving JO and LeRoi Jones, 1963-1964 

20:1292

Personal notes detailing JO's sexual relationships, ca. 1964 

20:1293

Personal notes regarding Tarot Readings (questions JO's relationship to "D"), ca. 1964 

20:1294

Notes and Fragments in TSS, ca. 1965? 

20:1295

News clippings regarding JO reading interrupted by police officer, 1966 

20:1296

Associated Council on the Arts Conference Materials (clipping details JO's role as guest speaker), 1966-1967 

20:1297

Notes - JO's rules for imaginary board game on dating (see Gilmore, Don't Touch the Poet, p. 137-39), ca. 1967? 

20:1298

Notes and outlines, including lettering designs, ca. 1966-1968 

20:1299

Notes, doodles, floor plan sketches, ca. 1968 

20:1300

"Bulleting Board Nonsense", and notes on 1968 election, ca. 1968 

20:1301

Clippings regarding End of the Road (film in which JO had cameo) and  The Great White Hope, includes part of shooting schedule for  End of the Road, 1968-1969 

20:1302

Clippings/ Articles in which JO is mentioned or quoted, 1968-1969 

20:1303

Teachers and Writers Collaborative (budgeting, correspondence), 1969 

20:1304

Teachers and Writers Collaborative (notes, clippings, correspondence), 1969 

20:1305

Student Publications relating to Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 1969 

20:1306

Clippings related to Charles Olson's funeral, includes correspondence, TSS of "The Polish Cavalry", 1970 

20:1307

Financial Records and Travel Receipts, ca. 1970 

20:1308

Fliers and Mailers for Environment! action group (includes TSS drafts by JO), ca. 1970 

20:1309

Baseball Ephemera, notes, fantasy lineups, ca. 1970 

20:1310

Three Notebooks (mostly names and addresses), ca. 1970? 

20:1311

"Bold as Dice" - copy of article from Fourth Estate, includes section on JO, reprints  The Love Bit, 1972 

20:1312

Poetry Project Newsletter (incomplete), 1972-1976 

20:1313

Schedule for TV appearance by JO (CAPS Public Service TV, appeared with Audre Lord and  Jayne Cortez), 1975 

20:1314

Teaching Materials - Exercise based on "The Artist" by William Carlos Williams, ca. 1970-1980 

20:1315

NEA Grant application materials, 1975-1976 

20:1316

Copies of articles that mention JO (JO not main focus), 1958, 1977-1986 

20:1317

Photos of JO (professional quality - B/W), ca. 1978 

20:1318

Notes, Receipts, and Financial Records, 1980-1982 

20:1319

Promotional flyers for JO appearances and publications, ca. 1980-1985 

20:1320

Receipts for book sales of JO's books, royalty statements, 1982-1983 

21:1321

"Complete Dossier" - folder containing copies of resume, ca. 1983 

21:1322

Copy of dissertation abstract about JO by David Thibodaux at  Kansas State University, 1983 

21:1323

Teaching Materials - quotes from Blues songs selected by JO, program for workshop "On the Blues", ca. 1984 

21:1324

Ephemera related to JO at New England College, 1983-1985 

21:1325

Copies of Ink - promotional articles about JO, 1982-1986 

21:1326

Materials for baseball-themed poetry reading at RIT, includes correspondence by JO,  Sam Abrams, 1984-1985 

21:1327

"Politics and the Literary Imagination in the 60s" - TSS of lecture given at Syracuse University, correspondence, 1984-1985 

21:1328

Black Mountain College Revisited Materials - TSS of article by JO about BMC, promotional materials for reading by JO, 1984-1985 

21:1329

"Poetry of Place" conference materials (conference moderated by JO), 1985 

21:1330

Copies of JO's résumé, ca. 1985 

21:1331

Notes by JO on his cancer, possibility of his death, ca. 1985 

21:1332

New England College Alumni Bulletin - publication of poem, " For the Inauguration...", 1986 

21:1333

Materials for Elderhostel Summer Conference on Poetry of Place ( New England College), 1986 

21:1334

"Getting it Right" - article by Michael Joyce about JO, undated 

21:1335

Ephemera -- Publications and Other Materials Retained by JO 

Box

Clippings and articles not related to JO, 1950-1964 

21:1336

Alternative Press Ephemera, 1962-1967 

21:1337

Copies of articles by Pete Hamill (friend of JO), 1969-1972 

21:1338

Clippings regarding death of Leon Seidel (owner of  Lion's Head Restaurant, which JO frequented), 1968 

21:1339

Flyers and announcements not involving JO, ca. 1968-1969 

21:1340

Flyers for poetry readings not involving JO, ca. 1968-1969 

21:1341

Ephemera from South Street Seaport, ca. 1968 

21:1342

Book Catalogs and Advertisements, ca. 1969-1970 

21:1343

Flyers/ Announcements of local relevance to JO, ca. 1969-1970 

21:1344

TSS poems by others, including Gilbert Sorrentino,  George Stanley,  Howard Shulman,  Sam Abrams, 1961-1962 

21:1345

Poems by others, including Gil Henderson,  John Cowles, others, ca. 1960 

21:1346

Poems in TSS by others - Knox Burger,  Daniel Murray, others, undated 

21:1347

Galley proofs of The Butterfly by  Michael Rumaker, undated 

21:1348

Galley sets of Four Love Poems by  Robert Creeley, ca. 1961? 

21:1349

Poetry TSS - not identified, not by JO, undated 

21:1350

"Poems for Joel" - spiral bound book of poems by students, 1985 

21:1351

Galleys for book of poems by Joe Early, with  Fielding Dawson, 1961 

21:1352

Galleys from book of psychological essays (relevance?) [FRAGILE], undated 

21:1353

Printing samples, typeface cards, ca. 1954 

21:1354

Printing and typesetting resources, pre-1966? 

21:1355

Book on Linotype Press Operation (with inscription, addressee unknown), 1925 

21:1356

Two Reel to Reel Audio Tapes - no label or date, ca. 1960? 

21:1357
Box

[loose contents not foldered] 

22

Box of 5 1/4" floppy disks - JO word processing files, ca. 1985 

UMAX tape - "Buffalo State Presents Video Poetics II, Joel Oppenheimer,  Allen DeLoach", 1983 

Betamax Tape - The Great American Desert, 4/26/80, 1980 

VHS tape - " Joel Oppenheimer Reading at the  Maryland Institute, February 28, 1985", 

VHS tape - Hall of Fame Special: Hoyt Wilhelm, ca. 1985? 

VHS tape - " Joel Oppenheimer: Halley's Comet", ca. 1985? 

VHS tape - "1984 Sophomore Literary Festival - University of Notre Dame" (JO reading), 1984 

VHS tape - JO reading at Merrimack High School with note), ca. 1985? 

Loose Audio Cassette Tapes 

"Happy Birthday, Joel, 1984", 1984 

"JO, talk for 20th C. Art Class, Spring 1982", 1982 

"Earliest Memories, 9/88", 1988 

"Joel - Early Memories, Sept. 1988", 1988 

"Joel's Memorial, 12/3/88", 1988 

"For Joel's Groundhog Day, Bob Creeley, Jan. 4, 1989", 1989 

" Joel Oppenheimer, 2/2/89" [tribute pieces], 1989 

Box of Audio Cassette Tapes - Various readings and interviews with JO, ca. 1984 

Box of Audio Cassette Tapes - Readings by poets other than JO - includes William Carlos Williams,  Hilda Doolittle,  Marianne Moore,  Hayden Carruth,  Denise Levertov,  Robert Frost, others, undated 

Box of Audio Cassettes - Recordings of "Poetry of Place" Conference organized by JO at RIT, April 25-26, 1985, 1985 

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Series V: Unprocessed materials, undated, 1970-1987 

General note

[Identified correspondence has been pulled from the boxes listed below and placed in Series I.]

Box

Correspondence, 1971-1972, 1977-1978, 1980-1982 

23

Correspondence, 1980-1981 

24

Correspondence, 1976, 1978-1979, 1982 

25

Correspondence, 1976-1981 

26

Correspondence, 1974-1977, 1980, 1985-1986 

27

Correspondence, 1979-1980, 1985-1987 

28

Correspondence, 1983-1985, 1987-1988 

29

Correspondence, 1977, 1980, 1984-1987 

30

Correspondence, 1983-1984, 1986-1987 

31

Correspondence, 1975-1977, 1984-1985 

32

Correspondence, 1982-1984 

33

Correspondence, 1970-1973 

34

Correspondence, 1973, 1976, 1978-1979 

35

 

General note

[Boxes below contain correspondence and poetry submitted to JO as poetry editor of the Village Voice newspaper.]

Box

Village Voice submissions, 1980 

36

Village Voice submissions, 1981 

37

Village Voice submissions, 1971-1975, 1980-1981 

38

Village Voice submissions, 1973-1974, 1980-1981 

39

 

General note

[Boxes 40-51 comprise mainly teaching materials, including student work and administrative documents, with some correspondence intermixed.]

Box

Student work by D.W. Donzella,  Shaun Farragher,  Leo Connellan,  Alan Ziegler,  Michael Stephens, and others, ca. 1970-1976 

40

Student work by Brian McInerney,  Martha Moffett,  Joe Johnson,  Frank Lima, and others, ca. 1974-1979 

41

Teaching materials (City College, New York), student work by Nancy Lee Meade, financial ephemera (bills), 1978-1979 

42

Teaching materials, New England College, 1983-1984 

43

Teaching materials, City College and New England College, 1974-1975, 1983-1984 

44

Teaching materials, with student work by D.W. Donzella,  Charlotte Adler, and others, 1972 

45

Teaching materials, City College, student work by Shaun Farragher,  Dan Gabriel,  Kathleen Chodor, and  Jim Mele, 1972-1976 

46

Teaching, "Second Westbeth Workshop," student work by Brian McInerney,  Toi Derricotte,  Harry Greenberg,  Howard Levy, circa 1973-1975 

47

Student work by Sharyn Skeeter,  Andrew Reinbach,  Kathleen Chodor, ca. 1974-1976 

48

Teaching materials, New England College and  Rochester Institute of Technology, ca. 1984-1985 

49

Teaching materials, City College, ca. 1971-1975 

50

Teaching materials, including files on JO's "Poetry of Place" conference at RIT; also includes TSS of The Oyster and the Wind (novel not by JO), 1984-1985 

51

Prose drafts, including TSS of Marilyn Lives!, and JO's unpublished book on Fatherhood; also some  Village Voice columns, additional research materials for prose articles, undated 

52

Prose drafts (possibly Village Voice columns), "Dossier Materials," news clippings, undated 

53

 

General note

[Boxes below contain additional ephemera and materials retained by JO, including fliers, catalogs, news clippings, and financial records.]

Box

Westbeth materials, pamphlets on health care, posters for productions of JO's play, The Great American Desert, undated 

54

Fliers, announcements, and junk mail, ca. 1974-1975 

55

Outgoing correspondence by JO, correspondence, doodles, photocopy of thesis about JO, news clippings, undated, 1972 

56

Financial records, correspondence, Westbeth materials, teaching materials, 1973-1978 

57

Announcements and fliers, including announcements for poetry readings at St. Mark's Church, ca. 1971-1976 

58

Clippings, correspondence, notebooks, doodles, and folder marked "receipts 1978", undated, 1978 

59

Teaching materials, City College; baseball notes and ephemera, submissions to JO as Village Voice poetry editor, undated 

60

Village Voice submissions; photocopies of  Cid Corman/  Charles Olson correspondence; materials relating to poetry contest judged by JO, undated, 1979 

61

Press releases and correspondence from CAPS, CCLM, St. Mark's Poetry Project, other publications, undated 

62

Spiral bound notebooks carried by JO - most are not dated, and contain addresses, notes, and doodles, as well as partial MSS drafts of poetry, undated 

63

Publications, newsletters, some correspondence, ca. 1981-1983 

64

Correspondence, fliers, clippings of JO columns, multiple issues of The Four Star Puzzler, 1977, 1983 

65

Teaching materials, School of New Resources; clippings, student work, and envelope labeled "BMC at Bard, 1987", 1976, 1987 

66

Tear sheets of Village Voice columns by JO;  New England College ephemera, undated 

67

Several issues of Gallery magazine, news clippings,  Evergreen State College Bulletin, 1972-1973, 1980-1981 

68

Publications, including Poets and Writers Newsletter, City College  Catalog (1974-76), NY State Council on the Arts, Author's Guild, other newsletters, 1970-1976, 1984-1986 

69

Periodicals and books, including books on baseball, books on sex, and the North Carolina Wesleyan University Yearbook, undated, 1977 

70

Periodicals and book catalogs, ca. 1975-1982 

71

Proofs/ Galleys of books by others (possibly sent to JO as review copies), undated 

72

Professional Correspondence, Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 1969 

73

Alternative Press Publications (folio size), ca. 1981-1987 

74

Uncorrected TSS of novel by Ann Fairbairn, undated 

75

TSS returned from Bobbs-Merrill, including  The Wrong Season,  Fielding Dawson's  A Great Day for a Ballgame, and other works not by JO, undated, 1976 

76

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