A Guide to the Allen Collection of Frank O'Hara Letters, 1950-1966

Allen Collection of Frank O'Hara Letters

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Allen Collection of Frank O'Hara Letters
Creator - cre
Allen , Donald Merriam
Inclusive Dates
1950-1966
Extent
1 Linear Feet
Abstract
Typewritten transcriptions by Donald Allen of Frank O'Hara letters. Allen collected and transcribed the letters while preparing and editing The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara.
Call Number
1976.0001
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Lytle Shaw.
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205 archives@uconn.edu URL:

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Allen Collection of Frank O'Hara Letters.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Allen Collection of Frank O'Hara Letters.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Photocopies

Occupation(s)

  • Authors

Personal Name(s)

  • Allen , Donald Merriam

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Scope and Content

Typewritten transcriptions by Donald Allen of  Frank O'Hara letters. Allen collected and transcribed the letters while preparing and editing  The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Letters, 1950-1966 

 1950 

other

Lawrence Osgood (from Cambridge), June 23 

1:3

Lawrence Osgood (from Cambridge), August 2 

1:6

Lawrence Osgood (from Cambridge), August 31 

1:11

Lawrence Osgood (from  Michigan), September 27 

1:20

Lawrence Osgood (from  Michigan), October 19 

1:26

 1951 

other

Jane Freilicher (from  Michigan), March 8 

1:29

George Scouffas (from  Michigan), April 24 

1:32

Lawrence Osgood (from  Michigan), "late spring" 

1:33

Jane Freilicher (one page out of sequence), "late spring" 

1:34

Jane Freilicher (from  Michigan), June 6 

1:35

Jane Freilicher (from  Michigan), July 6 

1:45

Larry Rivers (from  Michigan), July 

1:47

Jane Freilicher (from  Michigan), August 1 

1:48

Jane Freilicher (from  Michigan), Summer 

1:51

New York, 1952 

other

Mrs. Arabel Porter, January 16 

1:52

Barbara Guest, May 

1:54

Jane Freilicher, August 8 

1:55

 1953 

other

Kerker Quinn, February 26 

1:59

Larry Rivers, June 27 

1:60

Kenneth Koch, September 16 

1:68

Larry Rivers, Autumn 

1:69

The Porters, October 20 

1:71

Robert Fizdale, within 15 minutes of November 3 

1:72

Robert Fizdale, December 26 

1:75

 1954 

other

Morton Feldman, January 2 

1:76

Anne Porter , January 

1:77

Ned Rorem , January 

1:78

Jane Freilicher, January 19 

1:79

Kenneth Koch, February 16 

1:82

Jane Freilicher, February 23 

1:84

Jane Freilicher, March 

1:87

Ben Weber, March 20 

1:89

Ned Rorem, April 20 

1:91

Kerker Quinn, April 27 

1:93

Jane Freilicher, April 

1:94

The Porters, May 1 

1:97

Grace Hartigan, May 21 

1:98

Fairfield Porter, June 25 

1:103

Howard Kanovitz and  Marilyn Meeker, July 7 

1:105

Larry Rivers, July 13 

1:107

Fairfield Porter, August 5 

1:110

Kenneth Koch, August 14 

1:112

Kenneth Koch (from O'Hara and Ashbery), November 26 

1:115

 1955 

other

Fairfield Porter, February 2 

1:116

The Porters, April 4 

1:117

Ned Rorem, April 8 

1:118

Kenneth Koch, April 22 

1:121

Kenneth Koch, May 9 

1:123

Ned Rorem, May 10 

1:125

Kenneth Koch, May 23 

1:129

The Porters, June 1 

1:131

Kenneth Koch, June 6 

1:132

Fairfield and Anne Porter, June 9 

1:134

The Kochs, June 23 

1:136

Kenneth Koch, June 30 

1:137

Fairfield Porter, July 7 

1:139

Fairfield Porter, July 20 

1:143

The Porters, August 8 

1:145

Barbara Guest (from  Maine with Porters), August 21 

1:146

Grace Hartigan, September 12 

1:149

The Porters, September 12 

1:150

The Porters, October 3 

1:151

Fairfield Porter, October 7 

1:153

Howard Griffin, October 14 

1:154

George Montgomery, November 9 

1:156

Ben Weber, November 14 

1:158

 1956 

other

Joe LeSueur, January 5 

1:1

The Kochs (from Cambridge), January 9 

1:4

Grace Hartigan (from Cambridge), January 11 

1:6

The Porters (from Cambridge), January 26 

1:8

Grace Hartigan (from Cambridge), January 30 

1:

Barney Rosset (from Cambridge), February 7 

1:13

Grace Hartigan (from Cambridge), February 10 

1:14

James Schuyler> (from Cambridge), February 11 

1:18

The Kochs (from Cambridge), February 12 

1:24

Michael Goldberg (from Cambridge), February 16 

1:26

Barney Rosset (from Cambridge), February 29 

1:30

Kenneth Koch (from Cambridge), April 

1:31

Barney Rosset (from Cambridge), April 9 

1:33

Barney Rosset (from Cambridge), April 18 

1:35

Kenneth Koch (from Cambridge), April 

1:37

Barney Rosset (from Cambridge), May 2 

1:38

Joan Mitchell (from Cambridge), May 4 

1:39

Kenneth Koch (from Cambridge), May 6 

1:41

John Button, June 12 

1:46

James Schuyler (from  Sandwich, New Hampshire), June 15 

1:48

Ben Weber (from Cambridge), June 18 

1:53

Kenneth Koch, June 26 

1:54

Ben Weber (from Cambridge), August 2 

1:55

Barney Rosset, August 16 

1:56

Larry Osgood, August 20 

1:57

Barney Rosset, August 21 

1:59

Barney Rosset, September 19 

1:60

Larry Rivers, September 28 

1:63

Grace Hartigan, October 

1:65

The Kochs, December 

1:66

Roger Shattuck, late 

1:68

 1957 

other

Larry Rivers, January 7 

1:71

The Kochs, January 10 

1:72

Judith Schmidt, January 18 

1:74

Arabel Porter, January 29 

1:75

The Kochs, January 29 

1:76

John Ashbery, March 27 

1:78

Ted Weiss, March 28 

1:82

Helen Frankenthaler, April 8 

1:83

Larry Rivers, April 8 

1:84

Barney Rosset, May 13 

1:87

John Ashbery, May 14 

1:88

Grace Hartigan, June 3 

1:90

Grace Hartigan, June 10 

1:92

Ned Rorem, June 12 

1:94

Grace Hartigan, July 2 

1:95

Larry Rivers, July 16 

1:97

The Kochs, July 25 

1:99

John Ashbery, July 24 

1:101

Mike Goldberg, August 26 

1:103

Don Allen, August 27 

1:107

Larry Rivers, September 19 

1:109

Grace Hartigan, December 20 

1:112

 1958 

other

Don Allen, February 10 

1:115

Barbara Guest, March 9 

1:116

Gregory Corso, March 20 

1:118

Irma Hurley, April 21 

1:120

Don Allen, May 15 

1:121

Editors of Encounter, May 20 

1:122

Judith Schmidt, May 20 

1:123

Kenneth Koch, June 16 

1:124

Don Allen, July 16 

1:126

Hal Fondren, July 19 

1:127

Grace Hartigan (from Rome), August 19 

1:130

Don Allen (from Rome), August 20 

1:133

Barbara Guest, September 14 

1:135

John Ashbery, October 10 

1:136

Allen Ginsberg, November 11 

1:139

John Ashbery, December 19 

1:140

John Ashbery, December 22 

1:143

Gregory Corso, December 29 

1:146

 1959 

other

Joe LeSueur (from Paris), January 17 

1:147

John Ashbery, January 26 

1:150

Gregory Corso, February 11 

1:153

Allen Ginsberg, February 20 

1:154

John Ashbery and  Pierre Martory, March 16 

1:157

Don Allen, March 25 

1:164

Barbara Guest, April 20 

1:166

Grace Hartigan, May 27 

1:167

Allen Ginsberg and  Peter Orlovsky, June 1 

1:169

Grace Hartigan, June 4 

1:170

John Ashbery and  Pierre Martory, July 14 

1:171

Joan Mitchell, July 27 

1:174

The Kochs and James Schuyler, August 11 

1:178

James Schuyler, August 12 

1:179

Barbara Guest, August 17 

1:181

The Kochs, August 31 

1:183

Cable to Nell Blaine, 

1:185

Larry Rivers, September 2 

1:186

John Ashbery and  Pierre Martory, October 2 

1:187

Joan Mitchell, October 2 

1:190

Pierre Martory, October 6 

1:191B

John Ashbery, October 13 

1:192

Ned Rorem, October 16 

1:195

Barbara Guest, October 19 

1:198

John Ashbery, October 29 

1:201

Joan Mitchell, November 12 

1:204

Barbara Guest, December 4 

1:206

Joan Mitchell, December 7 

1:210

Helen Frankenthaler, December 16 

1:212

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, December 18 

1:214

Helen Frankenthaler, December 18 

1:215

James Schuyler, December 23 

1:216

John Ashbery, December 30 

1:217

Ford Foundation Statement, late 

1:219

 1960 

other

Don Allen, January 13 

1:1

John Ashbery, March 8 

1:3

John Ashbery, March 14 

1:6

John Ashbery, March 17 

1:9

Vincent Warren (from  Spain), March 23 

1:10

Don Allen, March 23 

1:11

Grace Hartigan, March 23 

1:12

Vincent Warren, March 26 

1:14

Vincent Warren, April 2 

1:21

Ruth Witt-Diamant, April 25 

1:31

Don Allen, April 28 

1:32

John Ashbery, April 

1:33

John Ashbery, May 9 

1:37

Tatyana Grosman, May 13 

1:40

Ned Rorem, May 13 

1:41

John Ashbery, June 20 

1:43

Vincent Warren, June 23 

1:47

Vincent Warren, June 24 

1:50

Vincent Warren, June 27 

1:53

Vincent Warren, June 28 

1:56

Vincent Warren, June 30 

1:58

Vincent Warren, July 1 

1:62

Vincent Warren, July 6 

1:66

Vincent Warren, July 7 

1:68

Vincent Warren, July 11 

1:70

Don Allen, July 12 

1:74

John Ashbery, July 14 

1:76

Vincent Warren, July 14 

1:77

Vincent Warren, July17 

1:79

Vincent Warren, July 18 

1:85

Vincent Warren, July 26 

1:88

Grace Hartigan, July 27 

1:90

Kenneth Koch, July 28 

1:93

Larry Rivers, July 29 

1:96

Vincent Warren, July 29 

1:98

Vincent Warren, August 2 

1:100

Vincent Warren, August 5 

1:102

Larry Rivers, August 10 

1:107

Larry Rivers, August 11 

1:108

Don Allen, September 12 

1:109

John Ashbery, September 21 

1:111

John Ashbery, September 30 

1:116

John Ashbery, October 14 

1:119

Ned Rorem, December 21 

1:123

 1961 

other

Vincent Warren, January 16 

2:1

Vincent Warren, January 17 

2:3

Vincent Warren, January 18 

2:8

Vincent Warren, January 23 

2:10

Ruth Witt-Diamant, January 25 

2:15

Don Allen, January 27 

2:17

Vincent Warren, January 27 

2:19

Ruth Witt-Diamant, January 30 

2:21

John Ashbery, February 1 

2:22

Don Allen, February 8 

2:32

Vincent Warren, February 9 

2:33

Vincent Warren, February 10 

2:36

Allen Ginsberg, February 13 

2:38

Vincent Warren, February 14 

2:39

Joan Mitchell, February 23 

2:41

Vincent Warren, February 27 

2:44

Vincent Warren, February 28 

2:47

Vincent Warren, March 1 

2:50

Vincent Warren, March 2 

2:52

Vincent Warren, March 4 

2:55

Vincent Warren, March 6 

2:58

John Ashbery, March 8 

2:62

Peter Orlovsky, March 23 

2:65

John Ashbery, May 1 

2:67

Barbara Guest, May 19 

2:73

Barbara Guest, May 22 

2:74

Vincent Warren, June 7 

2:76

Vincent Warren, June 22 

2:78

Barbara Guest, July 5 

2:80

Larry Rivers, July 5 

2:81

John Ashbery, July 10 

2:83

Vincent Warren, July 17 

2:87

Larry Rivers, July 18 

2:91

John Ashbery, July 18 

2:92

Vincent Warren, July 21 

2:98

Larry Rivers, July 21 

2:100

Barbara Guest, July 24 

2:103

Larry Rivers, July 24 

2:105

Larry Rivers, July 28 

2:106

Richard Miller, July 28 

2:108

Vincent Warren, August 17 

2:110

Peter Boneham, August 25 

2:112

Larry Rivers, September 7 

2:114

John Ashbery, September 20 

2:115

Don Allen, September 20 

2:116

John Ashbery, September 20 

2:120

John Ashbery, September 29 

2:125

John Ashbery, October 16 

2:129

Open Letter in support of Floating Bear, October 21 

2:132

Larry Rivers (from Rome), November 11 

2:134

John Ashbery, December 7 

2:135

Vincent Warren, December 10 

2:141

Don Allen, December 15 

2:143

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, December 17 

2:147

Vincent Warren, December 18 

2:148

 1962 

other

Vincent Warren, January 2 

2:1

Larry Rivers, January 3 

2:3

Vincent Warren, January 8 

2:6

John Ashbery, January 8 

2:8b

Larry Rivers, January 15 

2:9

Vincent Warren, January 19 

2:12

Bill Berkson, January 31 

2:17

Vincent Warren, February 5 

2:18

Peter Boneham, February 11 

2:19

Vincent Warren, February 15 

2:24

Vincent Warren, March 2 

2:29

John Ashbery, March 9 

2:36

Vincent Warren, March 13 

2:39

Vincent Warren, March 15 

2:44

Larry Rivers, March 23 

2:45

John Ashbery, April 11 

2:47

John Ashbery, April 20 

2:51

Larry Rivers, April 27 

2:55

Larry Rivers, May 28 

2:59

Larry Rivers, June 11 

2:61

Tanya Grosman, June 20 

2:63

Bill Berkson, July 10 

2:64

Larry Rivers, July 30 

2:69

Bill Berkson, August 12 

2:72

Don Allen, August 18 

2:77

David Shapiro, September 10 

2:83

John Ashbery, September 11 

2:85

Larry Rivers, October 4 

2:89

Vincent Warren, October 27 

2:92

Larry Rivers, October 29 

2:97

Joan Mitchell, November 11 

2:102

John Ashbery, November 20 

2:105

David Shapiro, December 3 

2:108

Vincent Warren, December 3 

2:109

David Shapiro, December 6 

2:111

Vincent Warren, December 30 

2:112

 1963 

other

Philip O'Hara, January 11 

2:1

Vincent Warren, January 12 

2:4

Larry Rivers, January 18 

2:8

Frank Lima, February 6 

2:9

John Ashbery, February 7 

2:12

Bill Berkson, February 19 

2:14

Maxine Groffsky, March 16 

2:16

Gerard Malanga , 

2:25

Larry Rivers, April 7 

2:26

Larry Rivers, April 20 

2:30

Larry Rivers, May 15 

2:34

Larry Rivers, June 4 

2:35

John Ashbery, June 14 

2:37

Larry Rivers, June 19 

2:41

Larry Rivers, June 30 

2:42

Larry Rivers, July 21 

2:44

Don Allen, August 26 

2:46

Joan Mitchell, August 28 

2:48

John Ashbery, August 30 

2:52

John Myers, September 1 

2:55

Renee Neu, September 18 

2:56

Vincent Warren, September 18 

2:57

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, September 25 

2:59

Joe LeSueur, September 30 

2:62

Barbara Guest (from Paris), October 14 

2:67

Mike Goldberg (from Rome), November 11 

2:68

Joe LeSueur (from Belgrade), November 19 

2:69

Don Allen (from Vienna), November 23 

2:76

 1964 

other

John Ashbery, January 21 

2:78

Larry Rivers, January 23 

2:85

Bill Berkson, January 27 

2:89

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, February 3 

2:92

Larry Rivers, February 13 

2:94

Lita Hornick, February 17 

2:96

Tanya Grosman, February 18 

2:98

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, March 26 

2:100

Larry Rivers, April 18 

2:101

Jan Cremer, May 8 

2:106

Jan Cremer, May 8 

2:107

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, June 5 

2:109

Vincent Warren, June 24 

2:110

New York Review of Books, June 30 

2:112

Helen Frankenthaler, July 2 

2:113

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, August 29 

2:115

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, September 8 

2:117

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, September 18 

2:119

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, October 12 

2:121

Mike Goldberg, October 22 

2:122

Mike Goldberg, November 16 

2:123

Mike Goldberg, November 28 

2:125

 1965 

other

Renee Neu, March 31 

2:127

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, February 28 

2:131

John Ashbery, April 26 

2:132

Jack Larson and  Jim Bridges, August 16 

2:138

Open Letter on Erje Ayden, December 20 

2:139

 1966 

other

Joe Ceravolo, March 4 

2:140

Vincent Warren, March 24 

2:143

Vincent Warren (from Arnhem), May 10 

2:146

Joan Mitchell (from Arnhem), May 15 

2:149

Bill Berkson, May 24 

2:152

Barnett Newman, July 15 

2:153

Vincent Warren, July 16 

2:154

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