A Guide to the John Wieners Papers, 1958-1986

A Guide to the John Wieners Papers

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the John Wieners Papers
Creator - Author
Wieners, John.
Creator
Wieners, John.
Inclusive Dates
1958-1986
Extent
0.75 Linear feet
Abstract
Born in 1934, near Boston, John Wieners studied at Black Mountain College from 1955-1956. An associate of the San Francisco and Beat Writers, he is an American poet and gay activist.
Call Number
1986.0010
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Betsy Pittman. (September 1999)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

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

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by the University of Connecticut from various individuals from 1976 through 1986.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts (document genre)

Personal Name(s)

  • Berkson, Bill.
  • Creeley , Robert, 1926-
  • Di Prima, Diane.
  • Dorn, Ed
  • Fagin, Larry
  • Foye, Raymond, 1957-
  • Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-.
  • Kyger, Joanne.
  • MacAdams, Lewis, 1944-
  • McNaughton, Duncan, 1942-
  • Meltzer, David.
  • Rumaker, Michael

Subject(s)

  • Poets
  • Twentieth century.

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Biography

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 6 January 1934,  John Wieners is the son of Albert Eugene and  Anna Elizabeth (Laffan) Wieners. He studied at  Boston College (A.B., 1954) and attended  Black Mountain College (1955-1956) and SUNY-Buffalo (1965-1969). Wieners was an actor and stage manager for the  Poets Theatre in  Boston, MA, in 1956 before establishing and editing the magazine,  Measure (1957-1962). He has been a teacher at the  Beacon Hill Free School in Boston since 1973. The author of over 25 books and three plays, Wieners has won awards from the  Poets Foundation (1962),  New Hope Foundations (1963),  National Institute of Arts and Letters (1968) and a grant from the  National Endowment for the Arts (1968-1969). A member of the  Academy of American Poets, Wieners resides in  Boston, MA.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence and a small amount of manuscripts. The bulk of the materials are those assembled by Raymond Foye in the course of editing Wieners'  Selected Poems, 1958-1984 (Santa Barbara:  Black Sparrow Press, 1986). These files include correspondence with Wieners and others (1984-1985) and  Allen Ginsberg's working manuscripts for the book's foreword.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Manuscripts, 1958-197? 

BoxFolder

“Ailsa's Last Will and Testament”, 197? 

1:1

Behind the State Capitol: or Cincinnati Pike, undated 

1:2

Ephemera, 1965-1986 

1:3

“I have Swallowed my teeth...”, 1958 

1:4

“Justice”, 197? 

1:5

“Klugwerth”, 197? 

1:6

Memories of You, 1965 

1:7

Selected Poems—foreword (Ginsberg), 1985 

1:8

“To Ross”, 197? 

1:9

Unidentified mss, undated 

1:10

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Series II: Correspondence, 1967-1986 

BoxFolder

Minkhoff, George, 1967-1968 

1:11

Wieners, John, 195?-1972 

1:12-18

Selected Poems, 1958-1984 

BoxFolder

Alexander, Robert, 1985 

1:19

Allen, Donald, 1984 

1:20

Angulo, Gui de, 1985 

1:21

Barnett, Anthony, 1984 

1:22

Berkson, Bill, 1984 

1:23

Bertholf, Robert, 1982-1985 

1:24

Bockris, Victor, 1984 

1:25

Butterick, George, 1984 

1:26

Byrne, Marie, 1984-1985 

1:27

Ceely, John, 1984 

1:28

Cooper, Dennis, 1984 

1:29

Corbett, Bill, 1984-1985 

1:30

Creeley, Robert, 1984-1985 

1:31

Crozier, Andrew, 1984-1985 

1:32

Cullen, Rosemary L., 1984 

1:33

Curtiss, Julie, 1985 

1:34

Davidson, Michael, 1984-1985 

1:35

DeLoach, Allen, 1984-1985 

1:36

DiPrima, Diane, 1984-1985 

1:37

Dorn, Edward, 1985 

1:38

Doyle, Kirby, 1985 

1:39

Ellingham, Lewis, 1985 

1:40

Elmslie, Kenward, 1984 

1:41

Eshleman, Clayton, 1984-1985 

1:42

Fagin, Larry, 1984 

1:43

Foye, Raymond, 1984-1986 

1:44

Friedman, Michael, 1985-1986 

1:45

Friedman, Richard, 1984 

1:46

Gatlin, Debbie, 1984 

1:47

Ginsberg, Allen, 1984 

1:48

Glover, Albert, 1984 

1:49

Goldberg, Jeff, 1984 

1:50

Gosciak, Josh, 1985 

1:51

Grundel, Bonnie, 1984 

1:52

Gruttola, Raffael de, 1984 

1:53

Harwood, Lee, 1984 

1:54

Irby, Ken, 1985 

1:55

Jordan, Larry, 1984-1985 

1:56

Kahn, Paul, 1984? 

1:57

Killian, Kevin, 1984-1985 

1:58

Kyger, Joanne, 1984 

1:59

Lansing, Gerrit, 1985 

2:60

Logan, Ruth, 1984 

2:61

MacAdams, Lewis, 1984 

2:62

Martin, John, 1984 

2:63

Mason, Alexandra, 1985 

2:64

Matson, Erin, 1984 

2:65

McNaughton, Duncan, 1984-1985 

2:66

Meltzer, David, 1984 

2:67

Morgan, Bill, 1984 

2:68

Morrow, Bradford, 1985? 

2:69

Patler, Louis, 1984 

2:70

Perry, Sigrid P., 1984 

2:71

Prynne, Jeremy, 1984 

2:72

Rebec, Estelle, 1984 

2:73

Rumaker, Michael, 1984 

2:74

Taylor, Saundra, 1984 

2:75

Tebor, Dawn, 1984 

2:76

Timby, Sara, 1984 

2:77

Volkersz, Evert, 1984 

2:78

Wieners, John, 1984-1986 

2:79

Wildley, Lynne, 1984? 

2:80

Wilkinson, John, 1984-1985 

2:81

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