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Works by Carol Muske-Dukes

Scope and Contents

Contained in this series are drafts, proofs, and manuscripts of various works by Carol Muske-Dukes both published and unpublished. Drafts of poems have been collected under their individual titles unless there is evidence that the author or publisher compiled the poems to resemble a book form. In addition to documenting the process through which Muske-Dukes created her works, this series contains publicity regarding the works, as well as published reviews. Overall, this series is intended to trace the life of Muske-Dukes' works from their creation to their reception by the literary world.

Organization

Series I consists of the following subseries: 1. Poetry, 2. Prose, 3. Scripts/Screenplays, 4. Notebooks, 5. Interviews, 6. Juvenilia and Student Papers.
 

Poetry

Abstract: The files for book length works were maintained according to original groupings found upon receipt with the following exceptions:The proofs for Octave Above Thunder were rearranged to combine the "Rough Pages," and at least one completed proof without "Rough Pages." The untitled manuscript of early work was cobbled together from poems contained in a folder titled "Early Work" according to a table of contents also contained in the folder.
 

Applause (1989)

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts, reviews, and publicity for Applause, which was published in 1989.
Box 1, Folder 1-2

Manuscripts

Scope and Contents

Three edited manuscripts of Applause, including an early version titled After Care.
Box 1, Folder 3

Reviews and Publicity circa 1989

Scope and Contents

Reviews of Applause and announcements for readings and publication. Announcement from January 27, 1989 Publisher's Weekly was sent to Muske-Dukes by Peter Oresick, Promotion and Marketing Director for University of Pittsburgh Press.
 

Camouflage (1975)

Box 50

"Camouflage," paperback cover only

Box 1, Folder 4

Reviews and Publicity

Scope and Contents

Reviews of Camouflage, announcements for readings, and one copy of finished book.
 

An Octave Above Thunder: New and Selected Poems (1997)

Scope and Contents

Manuscript, proofs, associated cover letters and cover sheets, reviews, and publicity for An Octave Above Thunder, which was published in 1997.
 

Red Trousseau (1993)

Scope and Contents

Drafts (compiled by Muske-Dukes), manuscripts, proofs, reviews, publicity, contract, and associated correspondence for Red Trousseau, which was published in 1993.
Box 1, Folder 5

Manuscript

Scope and Contents

Edited manuscript of An Octave Above Thunder.
Box 1, Folder 6-7

Proofs

Scope and Contents

Three proofs of An Octave Above Thunder from different moments in the publishing process and associated cover letters and fax cover sheets.
Box 2, Folder 1

Proofs (Cont.)

Scope and Contents

Continuation of file consisting of three proofs for An Ocatve Above Thunder that starts in Box 1, Folder 6.
Box 2, Folder 2

Reviews, Cover Designs, and Publicity

Scope and Contents

Reviews, proofs of potential cover designs, and announcements of An Octave Above Thunder.
Box 52

Outside Santa Fe 2009, 2015

Scope and Contents

Poster of Outside Santa Fe, printed by Amaranth Borsuk at Otis Laboratory Press, August 2009. Inscribed to Claude Zachary by Carol Muske-Dukes, January 26, 2015.
 

Skylight (1981)

Scope and Contents

Two manuscripts, three proofs, one copy of finished work, reviews, publicity, and dust jacket cover for Skylight, which was published in 1981.
Box 2, Folder 3, Box 54, Folder 23

Drafts circa 1991

Scope and Contents

A file of drafts and a letter to a literary agent, dated 8/2/1991, compiled by Muske-Dukes. Most drafts are for poem titled "M. Butterfly." Includes draft for "Red Trousseau".
Box 2, Folder 4-6

Manuscripts

Scope and Contents

One incomplete manuscript and two complete manuscripts of Red Trousseau.
Box 2, Folder 7-8

Proofs

Scope and Contents

3 proofs of Red Trousseau and cover letter from Michael Hardart of Viking Penguin Books dated 7/20/1993.
Box 2, Folder 9

Reviews, Publicity, and Contract circa 1991

Scope and Contents

Contract with Penguin USA dated 8/22/1991, in addition to reviews and announcements for readings and publication of Red Trousseau.
 

Sparrow (2003)

Scope and Contents

Proofs, reviews, advertisements, and announcement of publication for Sparrow, which was published in 2003.
Box 2, Folder 10-12, Box 89

Manuscripts

Scope and Contents

Three manuscripts of Skylight.
Box 3, Folder 1

Proofs

Scope and Contents

Three proofs of Skylight.
Box 3, Folder 2

Reviews, Publicity, Dust Jackets, and Finished Copy

Scope and Contents

Three dust jackets for Skylight, in addition to reviews, an announcement for reading, an advertisement for release, and a finished copy of Skylight.
 

Wyndmere (1985)

Scope and Contents

Proofs, advertisements, and copyright permissions associated with Wyndmere, which was published in 1985.
Box 50

"Sparrows," signed copy 2003

Box 50

"Sparrows," advance uncorrected proof 2003

Box 3, Folder 2-3

Proofs 2002-2003

Scope and Contents

One incomplete proof (faxed 9/17/2002) and one complete proof (with cover letter from Lee Boudreaux dated 1/9/2003) of Sparrow.
Box 3, Folder 5

Reviews and Publicity

Scope and Contents

Reviews, advertisements, and an announcement of publication for Sparrow.
Box 54, Folder 33, Box 79, Folder 1-5, Box 83, Folder 2

Sparrow [typescript] undated

 

Untitled/Unidentified Manuscripts

Scope and Contents

Incomplete manuscript of an early untitled work.
Box 3, Folder 6, Box 48, Folder 3

Proofs

Scope and Contents

Four proofs of Wyndmere including drafts of "A Fresco," a revised version of "Reentering Eden." One proof is located in Box 48, Folder 3.
Box 3, Folder 7

Reviews, Publicity, and Copyright Permissions circa 1985-1986

Scope and Contents

Reviews, advertisements, excerpts, and copyright permissions for Wyndmere. Also, one review essay titled "Adulthood of a Genre," by Alberta Turner. Review from the June 1, 1985 issue of Library Journal was enclosed in a October 1, 1985 letter from Kathy McLaughlin, Editorial Assistant at the University of Pittsburgh Press. Review from July 14, 1985 issue of The Forum was encolsed with a July 17, 1985 letter from the editors of the newspaper. Flyer advertising "50 Years of Books" from University of Pittsburgh press was enclosed in a letter from Peter Oresick dated May 16, 1986.
Box 62, Folder 7

Wyndmere [introduction?] undated

Box 95, Folder 9

Wyndmere

 

Individual Poems

Abstract: This grouping contains drafts, proofs, and photocopies of individual poems written by Muske-Dukes, including those appearing in book length works.
Box 48, envelope 1, Box 62, Folder 10-11, Box 66, Folder 3-7, Box 81, Folder 5

[Unidentified manuscripts]

Physical Description: On CD-R.
Box 3, Folder 8

Manuscript

Scope and Contents

An incomplete manuscript of an early untitled work. Many of the poems contained in this manuscript found their way into Muske-Dukes' first book of poems, Camouflage.
Box 65, Folder 8, Box 86, Folder 3

[Manuscript fragments] undated

 

Translations

Abstract: Poems translated into English by Muske-Dukes.
Box 3, Folder 9

3 Weathers

Scope and Contents

One typewritten draft of a poem titled "3 Weathers" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 3, Folder 10

The Actor's Daughter

Scope and Contents

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Actor's Daughter."
Box 54, Folder 6

Alchemy, She Said

Box 3, Folder 11

Amaurosis

Scope and Contents

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Amaurosis."
Box 3, Folder 12, Box 83, Folder 1

Anna

Scope and Contents

Typed drafts of a poem titled "Anna." This poem appears in Wyndmere, which was published in 1985.
Box 3, Folder 13

Applause

Abstract: Five typed drafts of a poem titled "Applause." This poem appears in a book also titled Applause, published in 1989.
Box 3, Folder 14

Appraisal

Scope and Contents

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Appraisal."
Box 3, Folder 15

The Artificial Child

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Artificial Child" (unedited).
Box 3, Folder 16

Asbestos

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts with a page of handwritten revisions of a poem titled "Asbestos." This poem was printed in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 3, Folder 17

At Yoga Class

Scope and Contents

One photocopy of a poem titled "At Yoga Class" as it appears in Ms. Magazine. This poem also appears in Camouflage, published in 1975.
Box 3, Folder 18

Attica: Death Studies

Scope and Contents

One handwritten and two typed drafts of a poem titled "Attica: Death Studies."
Box 4, Folder 1

Audition

Scope and Contents

Three typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Audition."
Box 4, Folder 2

August, Los Angeles Lullaby

Scope and Contents

Eighteen typed drafts of a poem titled "August, Los Angeles, Lullaby." This work was printed in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 4, Folder 3

Avalanche

Scope and Contents

One handwritten draft and some notes under the title "Avalanche."
Box 4, Folder 4

Big Sur

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Big Sur."
Box 54, Folder 8

The Blue Apples

Box 4, Folder 5

Blue Streak

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Blue Streak."
Box 54, Folder 7

Assistant Ed. -- Lit Mag

Box 54, Folder 9

Blue Unicycle

Box 54, Folder 10

Bodyguard

Box 4, Folder 6

The Booby

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Booby" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 4, Folder 7

Box (fr. Applause)

Scope and Contents

Thirteen typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Box." This poem was printed in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 8

Box (fr. Sparrow)

Scope and Contents

Three typed drafts and one emailed draft (to Mark Doty) of a poem titled "Box." This poem was printed in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 54, Folder 11

The Break

Box 4, Folder 9

Building the Sky

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Building the Sky."
Box 4, Folder 10

By Heart

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "By Heart" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript contained in this collection.
Box 4, Folder 11

Census

Scope and Contents

Typed drafts and three handwritten draft of a poem titled "Census." This poem was printed in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 12

Chameleon

Scope and Contents

Two drafts of a poem titled "Chameleon" removed from file labeled "Early Work." While this short poem shares similar phrases and imagery as "Camouflage," the table of contents included in the untitled manuscript indicates that "Chameleon" and "Camouflage" are two different poems.
Box 4, Folder 13

Character

Scope and Contents

Four drafts of a poem titled "Character." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 4, Folder 14

Cheap Scent

Scope and Contents

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "Cheap Scent," and photocopy of the poem as it appeared in Ms. Magazine.
Box 4, Folder 15

Child with Six Fingers

Scope and Contents

One typed unedited draft of a poem titled "Child with Six Fingers" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript contained within this collection.
Box 54, Folder 13

Children's Alphabet Poem

Box 4, Folder 16

Conversation Triolet

Scope and Contents

One draft of a poem titled "Conversation Triolet."
Box 4, Folder 17

The Counterfeiter

Scope and Contents

Three unedited drafts of a poem titled "The Counterfeiter" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript contained within this collection.
Box 4, Folder 18

December 8th

Scope and Contents

One proof a poem titled "December 8th" printed in the Michigan Quarterly Review (Vol. 36, No. 1: Winter 1997).
Box 4, Folder 19

De-tasseling

Scope and Contents

One typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "De-tasseling" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 54, Folder 12

Burning

Box 54, Folder 14

Dead Light Union

Box 79, Folder 6

Cheers/Chasers

Box 79, Folder 7

Coolbirth

Box 4, Folder 20

Dream

Scope and Contents

Typed drafts of a poem titled "Dream." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 21

Elocution: Touch

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Elocution: Touch." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 4, Folder 22

The Empty Chair

Scope and Contents

One typed and one emailed draft (to Mark Doty) of a poem titled "The Empty Chair." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 4, Folder 23

Epithamalion

Scope and Contents

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Epithamalion."
Box 4, Folder 24

Essays on Revolution Written in a Class that Ran Out of Time

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts and a preservation photocopy of a poem titled "Essays on Revolution Written in a Class that Ran Out of Time" removed from file labeled "Early Work." The photocopy is take from The San Francisco Quarterly, Vol.6, No. 1 (Winter, 1970). This poem also appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 4, Folder 25

The Eulogy

Scope and Contents

Ttyped drafts of a poem titled "The Eulogy." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 26

Excelsior

Scope and Contents

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Excelsior."
Box 4, Folder 27

Ex-Embassy

Scope and Contents

Thirteen typed drafts and two handwritten drafts of a poem titled "Ex-Embassy." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 28

The Faceless Emigre

Scope and Contents

Three uneditted typed drafts of a poem titled "The Faceless Emigre" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 4, Folder 29

The Family

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Family."
Box 3, Folder 30

The Fault

Scope and Contents

Six typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Fault." Perhaps a precursor to a poem by the same title that appears in Skylight, published in 1981. Poem based in part on a journal Muske-Dukes wrote while living in Irvine. Pages from this journal are included in the "Notes and Maps" file in the Ephemera series, the Box ????, Folder ????.
Box 4, Folder 31

Federal Offense

Scope and Contents

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "Federal Offense."
Box 4, Folder 32

Field Trip

Scope and Contents

One photopy of a poem titled "Field Trip." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 4, Folder 33

Fishing

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Fishing" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 4, Folder 34

For Annie (Sounding)

Scope and Contents

Typed and handwritten drafts of a poem titled "For Annie." This poem is most likely a precursor to "Sounding," which is dedicated to Muske-Dukes' daughter, Annie Cameron. The drafts of "For Annie" share the following images with "Sounding": A man taking an ultrasound of Annie/Annie's fingers lifting "as if to stave off a sudden wind"/The speaker's heart beating with the heart of her unborn daughter
Box 4, Folder 35

A Former Love, a Lover of Form

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "A Former Love, a Lover of Form." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 4, Folder 36

Freezing to Death

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Freezing to Death." This poem appears in Camouflage, published in 1975.
Box 4, Folder 37

Getting Out of the Body

Scope and Contents

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "Getting Out of the Body."
Box 4, Folder 38

Giraffe Song

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Giraffe Song" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 54, Folder 15

Frog Pond

Box 4, Folder 39

Gold Side Car

Scope and Contents

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Gold Side Car."
Box 4, Folder 40

Golden Retriever

Scope and Contents

Two drafts of a poem per specifications for The New Yorker with attached cover letter dated 11/3/1983. One unmarked draft. This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 4, Folder 41

Great Spirit

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Great Spirit."
Box 4, Folder 42

Haunting the Graveyard

Scope and Contents

Three drafts of a poem titled "Haunting the Graveyard."
Box 4, Folder 43

Having Fled the Cite Universitaire, Paris, 1970

Scope and Contents

Four typed drafts of a precursor to "Having Fled the Cite Universitaire, Paris, 1970," titled "Twenty-Four, Paris, 1970." This poem appears in An Octave Above Thunder, published in 1997.
Box 4, Folder 44

Hemophilia

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a sestina titled "Hemophilia."
Box 4, Folder 45

I Go to Hell

Scope and Contents

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "I Go to Hell" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 4, Folder 46

I Think

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "I Think."
Box 4, Folder 47

Ideal

Scope and Contents

Nine typed drafts and one handwritten draft of "Ideal." Early drafts are titled "Lord, let me not have hate." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 48

Immunity

Scope and Contents

Thrity-seven typed drafts of a poem title "Immunity." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 49

The Importance of

Scope and Contents

One typed unedited draft of "The Importance of." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 4, Folder 50

In Media Res

Scope and Contents

One typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "In Media Res."
Box 4, Folder 51

Inquisition

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Inquisition."
Box 4, Folder 52

Iphigenia

Scope and Contents

Two drafts of a poem titled "Iphigenia."
Box 54, Folder 20

Kate Jackson's Angst (A Prose Poem)

Box 54, Folder 21

Kenya undated

Box 54, Folder 16

Hearts

Box 54, Folder 17

Hit and Run

Box 54, Folder 18

In Flight Flick

Box 54, Folder 19

Intensive Care

Box 4, Folder 53

Kind (August 1974: A Tapestry)

Scope and Contents

Four typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Kind" that most likely is a precursor to "August 1974: A Tapestry," which appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 4, Folder 54

Le Hot Jazz

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Le Hot Jazz." This poem appears in Sparrow, which was publised in 2003.
Box 4, Folder 55

Learning the Light Step

Scope and Contents

Three typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Learning the Light Step."
Box 4, Folder 56

Light Years

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Light Years."
Box 4, Folder 57

Lines from the Private Eye

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Lines from a Private Eye."
Box 4, Folder 58

M. Butterfly

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "M. Butterfly." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 5, Folder 1

Machine

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Machine." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 2

Magnificat

Scope and Contents

One photocopy of a poem titled "Magnificat." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 3

Masks in Rain

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts and one emailed draft (to Grace [Schulman?]) of a poem titled "Masks in Rain." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 4

Microwave

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Microwave" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 5, Folder 5

Minnesota (Fairy Tale)

Scope and Contents

Five typed and four handwritten drafts of a poem titled "Minnesota," which may be a precursor to "Fairy Tale." "Fairy Tale" appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 5, Folder 6

Monk's House, Rodmell

Scope and Contents

Typed drafts and two clippings from The Antioch Revies of a poem titled "Monk's House, Rodmell." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 5, Folder 7

Mono, 1967

Scope and Contents

One unedited draft of a poem titled "Mono, 1967."
Box 5, Folder 8

My Will

Scope and Contents

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "My Will."
Box 5, Folder 9

Night Without Objects

Scope and Contents

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "Night Without Objects."
 

No Nonsense

Box 54, Folder 22

My Sister Not Painting

Box 79, Folder 8

Kites

Box 79, Folder 9

Live, Die

Box 79, Folder 10

Marie Flying

Box 5, Folder 10

An Octave Above Thunder

Scope and Contents

Various incomplete drafts of a poem titled "An Octave Above Thunder." This poem appears in a book by the same name published in 1997.
Box 5, Folder 11

Old Heroes Revisited

Scope and Contents

One draft of a poem titled "Old Heroes Revisited."
Box 5, Folder 12, Box 79, Folder 11

Opium

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Opium." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 5, Folder 13

Our Side

Scope and Contents

One typed draft and one handwritten fragment of a poem titled "Our Side." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 14

The Owl and the Plum

Scope and Contents

Ttyped drafts of a poem titled "The Owl and the Plum" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 15

Pacemaker

Scope and Contents

Seven typed drafts of a poem titled "Pacemaker." This poem appears in An Ocatve Above Thunder, published in 1997.
Box 5, Folder 16

The Painter's Daughter

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Painter's Daughter." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 5, Folder 17

Palm Sunday

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Palm Sunday."
Box 5, Folder 18

The Pan Handler

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Pan Handler."
Box 5, Folder 19

The Paper Hanger

Scope and Contents

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Paper Hanger" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 20

Pediatrics

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Pediatrics." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 5, Folder 20

Pick Up Sticks

Scope and Contents

Typed drafts of a poem titled "Pick Up Sticks." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 5, Folder 21

Players

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Players." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 22

Poem

Scope and Contents

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "Poem" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 23

Poem

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Poem."
Box 5, Folder 24

The Poet Macho

Scope and Contents

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Poet Macho" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 5, Folder 25, Box 79, Folder 12

Prague: Two Journals

Scope and Contents

One typed untitled precursor to a poem titled "Prague: Two Journals," which appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 5, Folder 26

Proteus in Hollywood

Scope and Contents

Five typed drafts of a poem titled "Proteus in Hollywood."
Box 5, Folder 27

Rain

Scope and Contents

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "Rain" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 80, Folder 1

Props

Box 5, Folder 28

Real Decorations

Scope and Contents

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "Real Decorations."
Box 5, Folder 29

Rendevous with a Harp

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Rendevous with a Harp" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 30

Replica

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Replica."
Box 5, Folder 31

Retired Schoolteacher

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Retired Schoolteacher."
Box 54, Folder 24

The Return of Weldon Kees/ Finding Weldon Kees

Box 5, Folder 32

Rhythms

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Rhythms" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 5, Folder 33

Richochet

Scope and Contents

Seven typed drafts of a poem titled "Richochet." This poem was published in the The New York Times (June 22, 1995).
Box 5, Folder 34

Rite

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Rite" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 35

Romeo

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of poem titled "Romeo." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 36

Safe

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Safe."
Box 5, Folder 37

Separator

Scope and Contents

Three typed drafts of a poem titled "The Separator." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 5, Folder 38

Sesimbra

Scope and Contents

One draft of a poem titled "Sesimbra."
Box 5, Folder 39

Shock

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Shock" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 54, Folder 25

The Shoe Parade

Box 5, Folder 40

Short Histories of the Sea

Scope and Contents

Typed drafts and handwritten fragment of "Short Histories of the Sea." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 5, Folder 41

The Skaters (A Swan Dream)

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "The Skaters (A Swan Dream)."
Box 5, Folder 42

Skid

Scope and Contents

This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 80, Folder 2

Rain Room

Box 80, Folder 3

Resurrection

Box 80, Folder 4

Sestina

Box 5, Folder 43

Sled

Scope and Contents

Typed drafts of a poem titled "Sled."
Box 5, Folder 44

Sleeping Beauty

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Sleeping Beauty."
Box 5, Folder 45

Slot Machine

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Slot Machine" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 46

Solar Machinery

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Solar Machinery."
Box 5, Folder 47

Song for the Soon to Be Orphaned

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Song for the Soon to Be Orphaned" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 5, Folder 48

Songs for Traveling South

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of "Songs for Traveling South" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 49

Stage and Screen, 1989

Scope and Contents

Copy of a poem titled "Stage and Screen, 1989" as it appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 5, Folder 50

The Star of Quoquoe, L.I.

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Star of Quoque, L.I."
Box 54, Folder 27

Statue

Box 5, Folder 51

Stepfather

Scope and Contents

Typed drafts of a poem titled "Stepfather" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 54, Folder 28

Stepson

Box 5, Folder 52

Still Life with Supernintendo

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Still Life with Supernintendo" with a clipping from The New Yorker and a handwritten fragment attached to one of the drafts.
Box 5, Folder 53

Strange Interlude

Scope and Contents

Three typed drafts and one emailed draft (to Mark Doty) of a poem called "Strange Interlude." This poem appears in Sparrow, published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 54

Summer Cold

Scope and Contents

Four typed drafts and three photopies of a poem titled "Summer Cold" labeled "May 12th: 1986 The New Yorker" and one photocopy of a handwritten copy on letterhead reading "1989-90 Poetry Readings and Seminars at the Folger Shakespeare Library." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 5, Folder 55

Teaching at the School for the Gifted

Scope and Contents

Four typed drafts of "Teaching at the School for the Gifted." This poem appears in An Octave Above Thunder, published in 1997.
Box 54, Folder 29

Theories of Education

Box 5, Folder 56

There is a Man

Scope and Contents

One handwritten draft of a poem titled "There is a Man."
Box 5, Folder 57

Three Letters

Scope and Contents

One handwritten draft of a section II from the sequence "Three Letters," "To J." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 54, Folder 26

Solitude

Box 80, Folder 5

Telegraph Hill

Box 48, Folder 2

Twin Cities 2010

Scope and Contents

Various drafts and correspondence with publishers for "Twin Cities."
Box 54, Folder 30

Though My Little Daughter Plays with An Ideal Farmyard

Box 54, Folder 31

To My Muse/ New Year's Eve

Box 5, Folder 58

To the Subway Pervert

Scope and Contents

One unedited draft of a poem titled "To the Subway Pervert."
Box 5, Folder 59

Trees

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Trees" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 60

Trudy's Piano Bar: Tangier

Scope and Contents

One typed draft and one photocopy of a poem titled "Trudy's Piano Bar: Tangier."
Box 5, Folder 61

The Truth

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "The Truth."
Box 5, Folder 62

Tuesday Again

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Tuesday Again." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 5, Folder 63

Unsent Letter 3

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Unsent Letter 3." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 5, Folder 64

Unsent Letter 4

Scope and Contents

One photocopy of a poem titled "Unsent Letter 4." This poem appears in Red Trousseau, published in 1992.
Box 5, Folder 65

Vermont

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Vermont."
Box 5, Folder 66

Vermont Farmhouse, 3 AM

Scope and Contents

Three typed drafts and two handwritten drafts of a poem titled "Vermont Farmhouse, 3 AM." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 5, Folder 67

Villanelle

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Villanelle." This poem appears in Sparrow, which was published in 2003.
Box 5, Folder 68

Visitor

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "Visitor."
Box 5, Folder 69

Voice

Scope and Contents

Two typed and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "Voice."
Box 5, Folder 70

Voices

Scope and Contents

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "Voices" removed from file labeled "Early Work." This poem appears in the untitled manuscript listed in this collection.
Box 5, Folder 71

War Crimes

Scope and Contents

One typed draft of a poem titled "War Crimes." This poem appears in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 5, Folder 72

War Crimes" and "Invention of Cuisine

Scope and Contents

One draft of each poem marked to the page specifications for The New Yorker. These poems appear in Skylight, published in 1981.
Box 5, Folder 73

The Way a Swan Turns

Scope and Contents

One unedited typed draft of a poem titled "The Way a Swan Turns." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 18, Folder 17, Box 86, Folder 4

We Drive Through Tyndall's Theory of Sight

Scope and Contents

Three prints of broadside of a poem titled "We Drive Through Tyndall's Theory of Sight" printed by Iron Mountain Press. This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 5, Folder 74

Weather Report

Scope and Contents

Two typed drafts of a poem titled "Weather Report" removed from file labeled "Early Work."
Box 5, Folder 75

White Key

Scope and Contents

Eight typed drafts of a poem titled "White Key." This poem appears in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 5, Folder 76

The Wish Foundation

Scope and Contents

Typed drafts and one handwritten draft of a poem titled "The Wish Foundation." This poem appears in Applause, published in 1989.
Box 5, Folder 77

Poems from Wyndmere

Scope and Contents

Eight photocopies of typed poems gathered by Muske-Dukes, perhaps for a reading. The poems included are: "Anna," "Fairy Tale," "The Way a Swan Turns," "Panis Angelicus," "Afterwards," "White Key," "Coming Over Coldwater," and "Surprise." All of these poems appear in Wyndmere, published in 1985.
Box 48, Folder 1

Poetry Drafts

Scope and Contents

Various drafts of individual poems, including "Passport," "A Private Matter," "Two Coasts," etc.
Box 5, Folder 78

Untitled Drafts

Scope and Contents

Drafts of untitled poems.
Box 80, Folder 6-10, Box 83, Folder 3-4, Box 86, Folder 7

Poems

Box 86, Folder 6, Box 95, Folder 10

Poetry fragments/untitled

Box 48, Folder 3

Proofs, Wyndmere and Poems 2010-2011

Scope and Contents

Proofs for "Poems by Carol Muske-Dukes," along with a note to her mother, and for "Wyndmere."
Box 6, Folder 1

Poems by Delmira Augustini

Scope and Contents

Several drafts of works translated from Augustini with a letter regarding stating that Augustini's work is in the public domain.
Box 84, Folder 2

Collected Poems of Anna Swir

Box 48, Folder 5

Eye of the Poet, Manuscript 2000

Scope and Contents

Manuscript for Eye of the Poet: Six Views of the Art and Craft of Poetry, to which Carol Muske-Dukes contributed.
Box 92, Folder 12

Unfinished poems

 

Prose

 

Channeling Mark Twain (2007)

Abstract: Manuscripts, drafts, notes, and publicity for Channeling Mark Twain, published in 2007.
Box 6, Folder 4

Early Versions

Scope and Contents

Prior to completing Channeling Mark Twain, Muske-Dukes sent out a short story titled "Contraband," which she submitted to The New Yorker and Esquire. Although this story was ultimately rejected by both publications, it contains many key elements for the opening to Channeling Mark Twain. This story is based on a chapter from an unpublished novel titled The Honey-Producers or Edelweiss, depending upon the draft. Both submitted copies of "Contraband" and the editors' replies are housed in Box 6, Folder 4.
Box 6, Folder 5-7, Box 7, Folder 1-2, Box 60, Folder 13, Box 95, Folder 2

Manuscripts

Scope and Contents

Two complete manuscripts of Channeling Mark Twain and one incomplete manuscript. Enclosed with the manuscript contained in folders 6:7-6:8 is a poem deleted from final draft (p.220). Enclosed with the incomplete manuscript (7:2) are letters from Random House Associate Editor Laura Ford that regarding her recommendations for revision before sending the manuscript along to production.
Box 7, Folder 3

Notes and Drafts

Scope and Contents

Notes and drafts of various passages from Channeling Mark Twain compiled by Muske-Dukes. Contents include a partial draft of Chapter 1 and a spiral bound notebook containing drafts of passages from the novel.
Box 7, Folder 4

Publicity

Scope and Contents

A mailing announcing the publication date for Channeling Mark Twain.
 

Dear Digby (1989)

Scope and Contents

Drafts, manuscripts, notes, revisions, reviews and publicity for the novel Dear Digby. Screenplays by Muske-Dukes and Janet Kovalcik are also contained within this subseries as is the stage adaptation written by Joseph Megel. While all the scripts based on Digby are filed with the manuscripts of the novel, they are described separately. The Muske-Dukes screenplay is described in this series under "Subseries 3: Scripts [by Muske-Dukes]." The scripts written by Kovalcik and Megel are described in the series "Works by Others."
 

Edelweiss / The Honey-Producers

Box 7, Folder 5-8, Box 8, Folder 1-2, Box 63, Folder 2

Drafts 1981-1989, undated

Scope and Contents

Several drafts of the collaboration between Muske-Dukes and Curtis Ingham, a former editor at Ms. Magazine. Enclosed amongst these drafts was a letter from Muske-Dukes to Lynn Nesbit, dated November 3, 1981 regarding Nesbit's service as a literary agent. Unlike the final version of Dear Digby, published in 1989, the collaboration with Ingham saw Willis Digby undertake an expedition to Libya.
Box 8, Folder 3-4, Box 63, Folder 1, 4

Manuscripts

Scope and Contents

One manuscript of a novel titled Dear Digby.
Box 8, Folder 5, Box 95, Folder 4

Notes and Revisions

Scope and Contents

Notes and revisions regarding Dear Digby including a letter from John Irving with suggestions for revision.
Box 8, Folder 6

Reviews, Invitations, and Publicity

Scope and Contents

Reviews, invitations to a party celebrating the publication of Dear Digby, a copy of a congratulatory letter sent to the editor of the novel, and adversitements for Digby, including announcements for readings.
 

Dear Digby Copy w/Notes 1989

Box 61, Folder 6

Chapters 19, 20, 21

Box 61, Folder 7

Book jacket circa 1989

Box 62, Folder 13

Digby outline undated

Box 63, Folder 3, Box 86, Folder 5

Dear Digby galley and corrections undated

 

Life After Death (2001)

Abstract: Manuscripts, proofs, articles, publicity, a dust jacket design, and a style sheet for Life After Death.
Box 6, Folder 2-3

Drafts

Scope and Contents

Prior to completing Channeling Mark Twain, Muske-Dukes wrote a precursor novel titled The Honey-Producers, or Edelweiss, depending upon the draft. Using a chapter of this novel, Muske-Dukes produced a short story titled "Contraband," which she submitted to The New Yorker and Esquire. Although this story was ultimately rejected by both publications, it contains many key elements for the opening to Channeling Mark Twain. Both submitted copies of "Contraband" and the editors' replies are housed in Box 6, Folder 4.
 

Married to the Icepick Killer: A Poet in Hollywood 2002

 

Saving St. Germ (1993)

 

Women and Poetry: Truth, Autobiography, and the Shape of the Self (1997)

Box 9, Folder 5

Drafts

Scope and Contents

An incomplete gathering of revised pages for Life After Death.
Box 9, Folder 6-8, Box 81, Box-Folder 2-4

Manuscripts

Scope and Contents

One folder full of fragments of Life After Death, and a manuscript inluding pages 1-261.
Box 10, Folder 1-4

Proofs 2000

Scope and Contents

Two sets of proofs for Life After Death. One set includes a cover letter dated 11/3/2000 from Random House Copy Editor Veronica Windholz. The other set includes edits and a cover letter dated 12/2/2000 from Windholz.
Box 10, Folder 5

Articles, Publicity, and Notes

Scope and Contents

Articles, style sheet, cover design, research notes, and a book signing announcement for Life After Death.
Box 65, Folder 3-7

Life After Death galleys 2000

 

Reviews

Box 10, Folder 6

Proofs and Notes

Scope and Contents

One proof of Married to the Icepick Killer, documents regarding copyright permissions for previously published essays, and a draft of the dust jacket notes.
Box 10, Folder 7

Reviews and Publicity

Scope and Contents

Reviews for Married to the Icepick Killer and announcements for readings.
 

Edits from Random House

Box 61, Folder 16

Married to the Ice Pick Killer edits undated

Box 61, Folder 20

A Poet in Hollywood: An Introduction 1999

Box 64, Folder 2-6, Box 65, Folder 1-2

Married to the Icepick Killer undated

Box 80, Folder 11-12

Icepick Killer and manuscript fragments

Box 81, Folder 1

Icepick Killer

Box 95, Folder 5

I Married the Ice-Pick Killer

Box 95, Folder 7

The Poet in Hollywood

 

Book and Essay Proposals

Scope and Contents

Proposals by Muske-Dukes for books that have not been published.
Box 48, Folder 4

Prose Drafts, undated

Scope and Contents

Sub-series includes Carol Muske-Dukes' drafts of prose, including "Easeful Death" and "Channeling Mark Twain." Cross-reference with "Channeling Mark Twain" materials in another sub-series in this collection.
Box 10, Folder 8-9, Box 11, Folder 1-5

Drafts

Scope and Contents

Two complete drafts, one of them labeled "bible" that compiles multiple layers of revisions, and one incomplete draft.
Box 12, Folder 1-5, Box 13, Folder 1-5

Manuscripts 1992

Scope and Contents

One manuscript formerly housed with berets between plasitc covers, one manuscript labeled "binding die copy," and one manuscript with comments from editor at Viking Penguin. The last manuscript mentioned is enclosed with a letter from editor Dawn Seferian of Viking Penguin dated May 26, 1992 summarizing the recommendations and margin notes made upon the text.
Box 14, Folder 1-5

Proofs

Scope and Contents

Two copies of galley proof, one marked "rough pages", the other marked "Author's second pass," and one bound copy of unedited proof. A letter from Michael Hardart, assistant to Dawn Seferian of Viking Penguin, dated June 24, 1993.
Box 14, Folder 6

Notes and Research

Scope and Contents

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes of clippings, notes, and correspondants to experts in the scientific community. Added to this file is a copy of an article titled "Chirality Forces" from The Journal of the American Chemical Society, issue 109, pages 2887-2894.
Box 14, Folder 7

Reviews and Publicity

Scope and Contents

Reviews, advertisments, an announcement of publication, and articles regarding Saving St. Germ.
 

Short Fiction

Box 15, Folder 1

Drafts

Scope and Contents

Two drafts of the introduction to Women and Poetry.
Box 15, Folder 2

Manuscripts

Scope and Contents

One completed manuscript of Women and Poetry.
Box 15, Folder 3

Proofs 1997

Scope and Contents

One incomplete set of page proofs enclosed with accompanying correspondance to and from University of Michigan Press. Correspondence consists of two letters from copy editor Kristen Lare, dated January 28, 1997 and March 19, 1997, and one letter from Muske-Dukes to LeeAnn Fields, dated June 25, 1997. The contents of this file were compiled by Muske-Dukes.
Box 15, Folder 4

Reviews and Publicity

Scope and Contents

Reviews and publicity for Women and Poetry. Reviews enclosed were mailed to Muske-Dukes by the University of Michigan Press publicity department.
 

Articles and Essays

Box 15, Folder 6-7

New York Times

Scope and Contents

Reviews written by Muske-Dukes that appear in the New York Times.
Box 15, Folder 8

Los Angeles Times and Washington Post

Scope and Contents

Reviews by Muske-Dukes that appear in the Los Angeles Times or the Washington Post.
Box 15, Folder 9

Magazines and Journals

Scope and Contents

Reviews written by Muske-Dukes that appear in various magazines and journals including The Hungry Mind Review, The Nation, and The Yale Review.
Box 61, Folder 13

The Habit of Time circa 1985

Box 62, Folder 1

[Reviews by Carol Muske-Dukes] 1995-1999

Box 62, Folder 2

Linda Gregg, Too Bright to See [review] circa 1981

Box 62, Folder 3

Alice Fulton, Felt [review, LA Times Poets' Corner] 2001

Box 62, Folder 9

Louise Gluck, The Wild Iris circa 1992

Box 62, Folder 14

Adrienne Rich, The Fact of a Doorframe [review] circa 1985

Box 62, Folder 16

The Letters of Vita Sackville-West [review] 1984

Box 62, Folder 20-21

[Reviews] 2015, undated

Box 62, Folder 22

Witness and Wonder undated

Box 65, Folder 10

[Reviews] 1997-2012

Box 71, Folder 3

[Reviews and columns]

Box 84, Folder 1

[Reviews by Muske-Dukes] 2002-2003

Box 61, Folder 12

For the Benefit of Mr. Kite chapters 1-3 undated

Box 16, Folder 1

Blinding the Mind's Eye: The Death of the Heart

Scope and Contents

The proposal and supporting documents for a co-authored book (with Michelle Latolais) to be titled Blinding the Mind's Eye: The Death of the Heart. Supporting documents include correspondence between Arthur Miller and Muske-Dukes and Latolais, photocopied essays by Theodore Adorno and Laura Mulvey, and drafts and notes for the proposal. The documents in this folder were compiled by Muske-Dukes.
Box 61, Folder 1

The Autobiography of Joe Jackson undated

Box 61, Folder 2

Bookend essay 1997

Box 61, Folder 15

The Honey Producers undated

Box 95, Folder 3

Contraband

Box 15, Folder 10

Short Fiction

Scope and Contents

Drafts of short fiction by Muske-Dukes.
Box 54, Folder 34

Ultrasound undated

Box 61, Folder 3-5

Contraband undated

Box 61, Folder 18

No Nonsense undated

Box 61, Folder 19

Orion is Dead undated

Box 62, Folder 12

Bigamy undated

Box 66, Folder 1

A Scent for Winter undated

Box 95, Folder 6

Manuscript fragments

Box 61, Folder 17

My Poetics Esssay undated

Box 15, Folder 5, Box 83, Folder 7, Box 86, Folder 2

Articles and Essays

Scope and Contents

Articles and essays written by Muske-Dukes, with the exception of book reviews. Some of the pieces are filed with their respective drafts. "Ann Stafford: In Memoriam," "Evil Science Runs Amok--Again," and "War of the Edens," are included in Married to the Icepick Killer, while "Paris: Split Ends" contains some of the context for the chapter titled "Let Me Play the Lion Too: A Remembrance" and "Conception Point" presents much of what appears in the chapter titled "Slouching Toward a Brief Literay History of Southern California." "Carolyn Kizer: Superkid" appears in Women and Poetry. Works are filed alphebetically by title.
Box 61, Folder 8

Destino undated

Box 61, Folder 9-10

Does Poetry Matter 1997

Box 61, Folder 14

History and the 'Hood undated

Box 61, Folder 21

Prison as a Metaphor undated

Box 61, Folder 22

Retrieving the Lament 2000

Box 62, Folder 5

Something upon which to Rejoice undated

Box 62, Folder 6

Two Poems: East and West, Right and Left circa 1998

Box 62, Folder 8

West Point essay circa 1997

Box 62, Folder 17

Making Art at Elkhart: The 3 R's undated

Box 62, Folder 18

Neo-Surrealism undated

Box 62, Folder 19

A Piece of Paper 2015

Box 62, Folder 23

Women's Perspectives: Tradition and the Individual Talent 1992

Box 63, Folder 10

The Hip Northwest and the Week That Was undated

Box 65, Folder 9

Grace Schulman, Days of Wonder [Poets' Corner review] 2002

Box 95, Folder 8

Pound

Box 87, Folder 11

Unidentified essays

 

Scripts/Screenplays

Box 9, Folder 1-2, Box 54, Folder 32, Box 63, Folder 1

Dear Digby (Screenplay) 1989, 1992, 2003

Box 62, Folder 4

Shortwave Screenplay undated

 

Elixir

Box 16, Folder 2-3

Drafts

Scope and Contents

Three drafts of a play titled Elixir: A Play. Two drafts are labeled "Revision Draft" and dated May 2, 1999. One revision draft has names penned in next to the list of characters, the other revision draft is highlighted for the part of Colonel James Blood.
Box 16, Folder 4

Publicity, Programs, and Notes 1999

Scope and Contents

An announcement for a reading at the Matrix Theatre on May 17, 1999, cast listings, and notes for Elixir.
Box 63, Folder 5-8

Elixir manuscripts undated

Box 49, Folder 2, Box 60, Folder 11, 12, Box 81, Folder 6, Box 95, Folder 1

Channeling Mark Twain

Box 49, Folder 3, Box 64, Folder 1-2, Box 81, Folder 7

I Married the Icepick Killer

Box 49, Folder 4

Rhymes with Crime (draft) 2011

Box 63, Folder 9

Good Roles 1985

Box 65, Folder 11, Box 83, Folder 6

Some Say Sappho undated

Box 81, Folder 8

Play fragments

Box 83, Folder 5

Saving St. Germ

Box 84, Folder 3

Life After Death 2001

Box 86, Folder 1

Eyes of the Falcon

 

Notebooks

Scope and Contents

The notebooks contained within this subseries contain drafts of many works by Muske-Dukes. They are roughly arranged by work. Since most notebooks contain drafts of multiple works, a strict arrangement by work, regrettably, is impossible.
Box 17, Folder 1

Channeling Mark Twain

Scope and Contents

Two notebooks containing drafts of Channeling Mark Twain. Manuscripts, drafts, and publicity for this novel are contained in Box 6, Folder 4 through Box 7, Folder 4.
Box 17, Folder 2

Channeling Mark Twain and Reviews

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of Channeling Mark Twain and book reviews by Muske-Dukes. Manuscripts, drafts, and publicity for Channeling Mark Twain are contained in Box 6, Folder 4 through Box 7, Folder 4.Drafts of book reviews by Muske-Dukes are contained in Box 15, Folders 6-9.
Box 17, Folder 3

Channeling Mark Twain and Saving St. Germ

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of Channeling Mark Twain and Saving St. Germ. Manuscripts, drafts, and publicity for Channeling Mark Twain are contained in Box 6, Folder 4 through Box 7, Folder 4.Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Saving St. Germ are contained in Box 10, Folder 8 to Box 14, Folder 7.
Box 17, Folder 4

Channeling Mark Twain and World Leaders Program

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing notes for an international program to stimulate advancement in poetry and drafts of Channeling Mark Twain.Manuscripts, drafts, and publicity for Channeling Mark Twain are contained in Box 6, Folder 4 through Box 7, Folder 4.
Box 17, Folder 5

Dear Digby

Scope and Contents

Four notebooks containing drafts of Dear Digby.Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Dear Digby are contained in Box 7, Folder 5 through Box 8, Folder 6. Manuscripts of screenplays are contained in Box 8, Folder to Box 7, Folder 2, and manuscripts for the stage play are contained in Box 9, Folders 3-4.
Box 17, Folder 6

Dear Digby and Poems from Applause

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of Dear Digby and drafts of poems from Applause. Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Dear Digby are contained in Box 7, Folder 5 through Box 8, Folder 6. Manuscripts of screenplays are contained in Box 8, Folder to Box 7, Folder 2, and manuscripts for the stage play are contained in Box 9, Folders 3-4.Manuscripts, reviews, and publicity for Applause are contained in Box 1 Folders 1-3.
Box 17, Folder 7

Dear Digby and "Monk's House, Rodmell

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of Dear Digby and "Monk's House, Rodmell."Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Dear Digby are contained in Box 7, Folder 5 through Box 8, Folder 6. Manuscripts of screenplays are contained in Box 8, Folder to Box 7, Folder 2, and manuscripts for the stage play are contained in Box 9, Folders 3-4.Drafts of "Monk's House, Rodmell" are contained in Box 5, Folder 6.
Box 17, Folder 8

Edelweiss

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of Edelweiss.Drafts of Edelweiss are contained in Box 6, Folders 2-3.
Box 17, Folder 9

Life After Death

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts for Life After Death.Drafts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Life After Death are contained in Box 9, Folder 5 to Box 10, Folder 5.
Box 17, Folder 10

Life After Death, Poetry to the Point Article, and Paul Monette Piece

Scope and Contents

One folder containing drafts of Life After Death, "Shakespeare Meets the Long Gray Line" (about Poetry to the Point), and a piece on Paul Monette.Drafts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Life After Death are contained in Box 9, Folder 5 to Box 10, Folder 5.A photocopy of "Shakespeare Meets the Long Gray Line" is filed with other articles written by Muske-Dukes in Box 15, Folder 5.
Box 17, Folder 11

Life After Death, Elixir, and Speech for Parents' Anniversary

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of Life After Death, Elixir, and a speech for the 50th wedding anniversary of Muske-Dukes' parents.Drafts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Life After Death are contained in Box 9, Folder 5 to Box 10, Folder 5.Drafts, publicity, programs and notes for Elixir are contained in Box 16, Folders 2-4.
Box 17, Folder 12

Notes for Life After Death, Saving St. Germ, and Eavan Boland Essay

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing notes for Life After Death regarding mortuaries, drafts of Saving St. Germ, and drafts of an essay about Eavan Boland.Drafts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Life After Death are contained in Box 9, Folder 5 to Box 10, Folder 5Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Saving St. Germ are contained in Box 10, Folder 8 to Box 14, Folder 7.
Box 18, Folder 2

Circus and Good Roles

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of a poem titled "Circus" and a screenplay titled Good Roles.
Box 18, Folder 3

Epithalamion

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing a draft of a poem titled "Epithalamion."Another draft of this poem may be found in Box 4, Folder 23.
Box 18, Folder 4

Kenya Summer and Untitled Poem

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of an untitled poem dated November 5, 1973 and a poem titled "Kenya Summer."
Box 18, Folder 8

Good Roles

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of a screenplay titled Good Roles.
Box 18, Folder 9

Good Roles and Letter to George Washington University

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of a screenplay titled Good Roles and a letter to George Washington University.
Box 18, Folder 10

Elkhart Schools Project

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing notes for a report by Muske-Dukes regarding public schools in Elkhart, Indiana.
Box 18, Folder 13

Notes Regarding Lynne McMahon, Christopher Buckley, and Kate Daniels

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing passages resembling introductions or letters of recommendation regarding McMahon, Buckley, and Daniels.
Box 18, Folder 14

India and Kashmir Journal

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing a journal for a trip taken in August of 1973 to India and Kashmir.
 

Steno Notebook w/ Notes

Box 18, Folder 1

Saving St. Germ and Journal

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of Saving St. Germ and journal entries from 1989.Drafts, manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and publicity for Saving St. Germ are contained in Box 10, Folder 8 to Box 14, Folder 7.
Box 18, Folder 5

Pediatrics and Notes for Will

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of a poem titled "Pediatrics" and notes for a will and testament.
Box 18, Folder 6

Sounding and Elkhart Schools Project

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of a poem titled "Sounding" and notes for Muske-Dukes' paper on public schools in Elkhart, Indiana.Other drafts of "Sounding" may be found in Box 4, Folder 34.
Box 18, Folder 7

Unsent Letter and University Business

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of "Unsent Letter" and notes regarding Muske-Dukes' responsibilities at USC.Other drafts and copies from the "Unsent Letter" sequence are contained in Box 5, Folders 62-63.
Box 18, Folder 11

Something Unlikely and Joe Jackson Article

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts for a story called "Something Unlikely" and an article on Joe Jackson, father of the Jackson 5.
Box 18, Folder 12

Woolf Essay and Letters and Long Island

Scope and Contents

One notebook containing drafts of an essay about Virginia Woolf and drafts of letters to Random House and Jean Gould. One notebook in various hands with notes for stories or poems related to Long Island.
 

Juvenilia and Student Papers

Box 49, Folder 1

Interviews 2008-2011

Abstract: Interview scripts with Carol Muske-Dukes about herself or others.
Box 61, Folder 11

Farrah Fawcett interview 1990

Box 62, Folder 15

Interview with Nola Gignere 2015

Box 84, Folder 4, Box 91, Folder 8

Interviews with Muske-Dukes

 

Interviews 1990-2015

Box 18, Folder 15

Juvenilia

Scope and Contents

Pieces of short stories written by Muske-Dukes, one spiral notebook for a high school creative writing course, and a sketchbook containing a story, sketches, and magazine photographs of James Dean.
Box 18, Folder 16

Student Papers 1970, undated

Scope and Contents

One essay titled "The Great White Goddess," and two copies of a directed reading assignment titled "A Dialogue: Sappho and the Women's Liberation Front" dated April 14, 1970.
Box 66, Folder 8

[Copies of published works] undated

 

Academic Files

Scope and Contents

This series traces Muske-Dukes' various academic endeavors, inluding her career at the University of Southern California (USC), her work in New York area prisons, and her participation in conferences and other programs. Documentation relating to Muske-Dukes' USC tenure has been compiled in its own subseries to commerate her contribution to USC's history, in particular, her role in the creation of USC's graduate program in Literature and Creative Writing.

Organization

Series III consists of the following subseries: 1. University of Southern California, 2. Art Without Walls, and various files concerning other programs, projects, and conferences in which Muske-Dukes participated.
 

By Correspondent

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
 

0-9

Box 33, Folder 1

13th Moon 1997

Box 50, Folder 6

826LA 2009-2010

 

A

Box 21, Folder 12

Abani, Christopher 2001, undated

Biographical / Historical

Poet, novelist, and former student of Muske-Dukes.
Box 21, Folder 13

Abbott, Lee 1994

Box 21, Folder 14

Adewslia-Ostowslea, Lushnita 1992

Box 21, Folder 15

Ai 1981, undated

Box 21, Folder 16

Alda, Alan 1996

Box 21, Folder 17

Allen, Steve 1995

Box 21, Folder 18

Allende, Isabel 1995

Box 21, Folder 18

Angel, Ralph 1985-1986

Box 21, Folder 19

Appleman, Philip 1976-1997

Box 21, Folder 20

Arvio, Sarah undated

Box 21, Folder 21

Ashley, Renee 1993

Box 21, Folder 22

Atwater, Lerri 1995, undated

Box 21, Folder 23

Auberjonois, Rene 2001-2002

Box 50, Folder 7

A 1995-2012

Box 33, Folder 2

Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency 2001-2004

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding Sparrow and Life After Death. Amongst the correspondents are literary agent Molly Friedrich, among others.
Box 33, Folder 3

Academy of American Poets - Adamska, Ludmilla 1980-2002

Scope and Contents

Academy of American Poets, Ace Gallery of New York, Diane Ackerman, Ludmilla Adamska
Box 33, Folder 4

Agee, Louis - The American Review 1974-1996, undated

Scope and Contents

A letter from the editor of Amazon Quarterly, Audre Lorde, requesting poems by inmates from Riker's Island is contained in this file.While this file also contains correspondence from The American Poetry Review, it does not contain any correspondence written by editor Arthur Vogelsang. These letters may be found under "Vogelsang, Arthur" in the Personal Correspondence file.
Box 33, Folder 5

The American Voice - Associated Writing Programs 1975-1999

Scope and Contents

The American Voice, American Writers Congress, Amnesty International, Amorosano Associates, Andover / Phillips Academy, Antaeus, Antioch University, Arcade Publishing, The Armory Gallery, Aspen Writers' Conference, Aspen Anthology, The Associated Writing Programs
Box 33, Folder 6

The Atlantic Monthly - Baruch College 1984-2003

Scope and Contents

Included are responses to poems submitted to The Atlantic Monthly, a fax from Russell Banks regarding a letter of recommendation for Muske-Dukes, and a letter requesting a review of poet Grace Schulman for the position of Distinguised Professor at Barnard College.
 

B

Box 22, Folder 1

Baker, David 1994-1999

Box 22, Folder 2

Barr, Tina 1981, undated

Box 22, Folder 3

Baudo, Laura 2004

Laura Baudo

Writer and wife of Robert F.X. Sillerman.
Box 22, Folder 4

Becker, Roberta 2001-2002

Box 22, Folder 5

Bedient, Calvin 1996-1997

Box 22, Folder 6

Behn, Robin 1977-1992

Box 22, Folder 7

Berke, Judith 2001

Box 22, Folder 8

Berryman, Jo 1993-2002

Box 22, Folder 9

Bialosky, Jill 2002

Box 22, Folder 10

Bloom, Harold 2003-2005

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 22, Folder 10 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 22, Folder 11

Blumenthal, Michael 1981

Box 22, Folder 12

Boland, Eavan 1993-1998, undated

Box 22, Folder 13

Borbes, Bill 1978

Box 22, Folder 14

Bowen, Barbara 1980-2001

Box 22, Folder 15

Bowen, Laurel Page 2002

Box 22, Folder 16

Bowles, Paul undated

Box 22, Folder 17

Boyle, T. Coraghessan 1985-1989, undated

Box 50, Folder 8

B 1994-2013

Box 33, Folder 7

Bell, Susan 1993

Scope and Contents

A proposal for a show called "Book Talk" where Muske-Dukes and Maya Angelou review books. Enclosed are powerpoint printouts and supporting documents.
Box 33, Folder 8

Bennington College - Buzz 1976-2003

Scope and Contents

Bennington College, Gina Bergamino, Jake Berthot, Blackbird, Blacksmith House (from Terri Trespicio), Dainn Blakely, Corey Blechman, BOA Editions Limited, Deborah Bogen, Don Bogen, Joseph Boone (USC Colleague), Borders, Inc., Boston Unviersity, Kay Boyle, The Bragr Times, Susan Brownmiller, Edward Brynes, Buzz, Michael Bugeja
 

Broch, Lawrence

Box 22, Folder 18

Brodsky, Joseph undated

Scope and Contents

Attached is a note by Muske-Dukes with regards to reference in the letter from Brodsky.
Box 22, Folder 19

Brothers, Connie 1979-1986

Box 22, Folder 20

Brown, Kurt 1975-1981, undated

Box 22, Folder 21

Buckley, Christopher 1980-2000, undated

Box 22, Folder 22

Burmaster, Mary 1999-2001

Box 22, Folder 23

Buturain, Leah 1999-2003

 

C

Box 22, Folder 24

Carlile, Nancy 1980

Box 22, Folder 25

Casey, John 1981

Box 22, Folder 26

Cedent, Anita undated

Box 22, Folder 27

Ceniceroz, Jonathan 2001

Box 22, Folder 28

Chin, Marilyn 1994-1995

Box 22, Folder 29

Clark, Kevin 1995

Box 22, Folder 30

Clary, Killarney 1998-2002

Box 22, Folder 31

Cohen, Elizabeth 1993

Box 22, Folder 32

Collins, Billy 1975-2004

Box 22, Folder 33

Collins, Martha 1994

Box 22, Folder 34

Colman, Cathy 1998-2001

Box 22, Folder 35

Connolly, Carol 1992

Box 22, Folder 36

Corn, Alfred 1995-1999

Box 50, Folder 9

C 1980, 2007-2009

Box 33, Folder 9

California Institute for the Arts - Cavan Kerry Press 1982-2003, undated

Scope and Contents

California Institute for the Arts, California Polytechnic State University - San Louis Obispo, California State University - Chico, California State University - San Bernardino, Calliopea Press, Caprice, Carnegie Mellon University, Michael J. Carter, Cavan Kerry Press
Box 51, Folder 4

California Legislature 2009

Box 33, Folder 10

Chaffey College - Chrome Yellow Films 1976-2002

Scope and Contents

A letter from John Cheever, letters from Christian Children's Fund, and correspondence from Nicholas Christopher regarding Muske-Dukes' contributions to an anthology titled Walk on the Wild Side.
Box 33, Folder 11

City University of New York - Collier, Michael 1975-2002, undated

Scope and Contents

City University of New York, Clapperstick Institute, Claremont University (re: Kingsley Tufts award), CNN, Shirley Cohen, College of the Holy Cross, Micheal Collier (re: Breadloaf Writers Conference)
Box 33, Folder 12

Columbia: A Magazine - Council of the Library Foundation 1975-2003, undated

Scope and Contents

Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry and Prose, Columbia University Press, Columbia University, Company of the Animals Fund, Conejo Valley Unified School District, Carol Connolly, Contact Programs, Frank Corradi, The Council of the Library Foundation
Box 33, Folder 13

County and City of Los Angeles - Curtis Brown, Ltd. 1975-1999, undated

Scope and Contents

County and City of Los Angeles, Craig Krull Gallery, Crazyhorse, Creative Arists Public Service Program (CAPS),Creative Movement, Creighton University, Alison Curie, Current, Curtis Brown, Ltd.
 

Curea, Victoria

 

D

Box 22, Folder 38

Damasio, Antonio R. 2000

 

Daniels, Kate 1984, undated

Box 22, Folder 39

Davis, Lisa 1982

Box 23, Folder 1

Delanty, Greg 2002-2004, undated

Box 23, Folder 2

Dickes, Susan 2000

Box 23, Folder 3

Dischell, Stuart undated

Box 23, Folder 4

Donahue, Joe 1998

Box 23, Folder 5, Box 98, Folder 6-7

Doty, Mark 1995-2011, undated

Box 23, Folder 6

Dove, Rita 1993

Box 23, Folder 7

Dow, Philip 1977

Box 23, Folder 8

Dubie, Norman 1981-1984

Box 23, Folder 9

Dwyer, Susan 1980-1997

Box 50, Folder 10

D 2001-2009

Box 33, Folder 14

Daedelus Books - Dutton's Brentwood 1975-2001

Scope and Contents

Daedalus Books, Ruth Daigon, Elaine Dallman, Jim Daniels, Dartmouth College, Daughters, Inc., Marie de Vaure, Delta Airlines, A Directors' Theatre, Doubleday and Company, Dutton's Brentwood
 

E-F

Box 23, Folder 10

Eileenchild, Meg 1975

Box 23, Folder 11

Emanuel, Lynn 1987-2001

Box 23, Folder 12

Engels, John 1977, undated

Box 23, Folder 13

Estes, John 1999

Box 23, Folder 14

Evans, Elizabeth 1998

Box 23, Folder 15

Everett, Percival 1998-1999

Box 23, Folder 16

Faludi, Susan 1998-2001

Box 23, Folder 17

Feldman, Irving 1993-1994

Box 23, Folder 18

Feldshuh, Tovah 1987

Box 23, Folder 19

Fletcher, Terri 1999

Box 23, Folder 20

Flood, Reggie undated

Box 23, Folder 21

Fossett, Judith Jackson 2001

Box 23, Folder 22

Fraser, Kathleen 1974-1997

Box 23, Folder 23

Friebert, Stuart 1981-2002, undated

Box 23, Folder 24

Fulton, Alice, 1952- 1999-2003

Box 23, Folder 25

Funicello, Linda 1980

Box 23, Folder 26

Furtney, Diane 1998

Box 33, Folder 15

E - F 1975-2012, undated

Scope and Contents

East Tennessee State University (signed Richard Morgan), The Ecco Press, D. Anthony English, Entropy Magazine, Esperanza High School, Esquire (signed by Gordon Lish and others), Evergreen, Heea Fales, Farrar Straus & Giroux (signed by Jason Shinder), Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Field (mostly signed by Stuart Freibert), Forest Lawn Memorial Park, The Forum, Michael Frank, Friends of the Sunland-Tujunga Branch Library
 

G

Box 23, Folder 27

Gaspar, Frank 1995

Box 23, Folder 28

George, Alice 1981

Box 23, Folder 29

Gildroy, Doreen 2002-2005

Box 23, Folder 30

Gillet, Michelle 1980

Box 23, Folder 31

Gimelson, Deborah 1983

Box 23, Folder 32

Glivier, Leroy 2003

Box 23, Folder 33

Gloe, Terrance 2000

Box 23, Folder 34

Gluck, Louise 1994-2003, undated

Box 23, Folder 35

Gottlieb, Annie 1975, undated

Box 23, Folder 36

Gould, Jean 1983-1986

Box 23, Folder 37

Graham, Jorie 1981-1992, undated

Box 23, Folder 38

Gray, Patricia undated

Box 23, Folder 39

Grossman, Florence 1978-1980

Box 50, Folder 11

G ` 2006-2012

Box 33, Folder 16

Gale Group - General Services Administration 1991-2002

Scope and Contents

Gale Group, General Services Administration
Box 34, Folder 1

George Mason University - Gravida 1976-2004

Scope and Contents

George Mason University, Georgetown University (David Gewanter), Gibbs Smith Publishing, Gimbel Addelson Productions, Dana Gioia, Goddard College, Gravida
Box 34, Folder 2

Green Mountain Review - Hunter, Vicky 1971-2003

Scope and Contents

Green Mountains Review, Greenfield Review, Greywolf Press, Marilyn Hacker, Audrey Hall, Donita Hall, Sir Peter Hall, Karla Hammond, Harold Matson Comapny, Inc., Michael Harper, Harper Collins Publishers, Harry Dejur Henry Street Playhouse, Heidi Hart, Richard Harteis, Anthony Hecht, Heresies, Frank Hertle, Ed Hirsch, Jack Hitt, Tony Hoagland, Hollywood Center Foundation, Holt, Reinhart, and Winston, Houghton Mifflin, The Hudson Review (from Hayden Carruth), Hungry Mind Review, Vicky Hunter
 

H

Box 23, Folder 40

Hall, Donald 1977-1997

Scope and Contents

Photos of Jane Kenyon enclosed.
Box 24, Folder 1

Hall, Judith 1995-1997, undated

Box 24, Folder 2

Halligan, Sue 1999

Box 24, Folder 3-4

Halpern, Daniel 1972-1988, undated

Box 24, Folder 5

Halpern, Susan 1980

Box 24, Folder 6

Handley, William

Box 24, Folder 7

Harrison, Jeff 1998

Box 24, Folder 8

Hass, Robert 1979-2002

Box 24, Folder 9

Hauser, Reine 1980-1982

Box 24, Folder 10

Hempel, Amy 1995-1998, undated

Box 24, Folder 11

Hillman, Brenda 1984-1997

Box 24, Folder 12

Hirshfield, Jane 1991-2002

Box 24, Folder 13

Hoffman, Dick undated

Box 24, Folder 14

Houghton, Helen 2001

Box 24, Folder 15

Houston, Velina Hasu 1999-2001

Box 24, Folder 16

Howe, Fanny 1977-1998

Box 24, Folder 17

Hudgins, Andrew 1994-1995

Box 24, Folder 18

Humphreys, Helen 1995-1996

Items Removed

Enclosed with a letter dated October 22, 1995 was a copy of Nuns Looking Anxious, Listening to Radios, by Humphreys. This book is now in Box 38, Folder 1.
Box 50, Folder 12

H 1977, 1999-2011

 

I-J-K

Box 24, Folder 19

Ingham, Curtis Catherine 1981-1984, undated

Box 24, Folder 20

Irving, John 1977-1997, undated

Box 24, Folder 21

Jackson, Mae 1975-2004, undated

Box 24, Folder 22

Jiracek, Meg 1971, undated

Box 24, Folder 23

Johnson, [?] 1977

Box 25, Folder 1

Jones, Robert 1995-1998

Box 25, Folder 2

Justice, Donald 1976-1996, undated

Box 25, Folder 3

Karr, Mary 2005-2006

Box 25, Folder 4

Keeley, Edmund and Pamela undated

Box 25, Folder 5

Keenan, Deborah 1994-2002, undated

Box 51, Folder 3

Keillor, Garrison 2009 August 21

Box 25, Folder 6

Kent, Barbara 1999

Box 25, Folder 7

Kielpinski, Katie

Box 25, Folder 8

King, Stephen 2003

Box 25, Folder 9

Kingsolving, Susan (Baumann) 1975-2003

Box 25, Folder 10

Kinnell, Galway 1994-1998

Box 25, Folder 11

Kizer, Carolyn (Woodbridge) 1977-2003, undated

Box 34, Folder 3

I 1981-1996, undated

Scope and Contents

Collete Inez, The Ingram Merrill Foundation, The Inner City Education Foundation, The Iowa Reviw, Tara Ison, Italian Cultural Institute
Box 34, Folder 4

J 1979-2007, undated

Box 34, Folder 5

K 1974-2005, undated

Box 25, Folder 12

Klappert, Peter 1981-1996

Box 25, Folder 13

Klein, Michael 1989-2005, undated

Box 25, Folder 14

Koczywas, Marianna 1995-1997

Box 25, Folder 15

Korelitz, Jean Hanff 1997

Box 25, Folder 16

Kraman, Cynthia 1993

Box 25, Folder 17

Kumin, Maxine 1979-1980

Box 25, Folder 18

Kunitz, Stanley 1980

 

L

Box 25, Folder 19

Ladd, Lesleigh 1979

Box 25, Folder 20

Latiolais, Michelle

Box 25, Folder 21

Lavender, William 1999

Box 25, Folder 22

Lea, Sydney, 1942- 1977-1992, undated

Box 25, Folder 23

Lehman, David 1991-1999

Box 25, Folder 24

Leibowitz, Herbert A. 1975-1994

Box 25, Folder 25

Levin, Peter 1997-2000

Box 25, Folder 26

Levine, Philip 1996-1997

Box 25, Folder 27

Levis, Larry 1979-1987, undated

Scope and Contents

Drafts of poems by Levis. Box 25, Folder 27 consists of a file kept by Muske-Dukes titled "Last Letters Re: Larry Levis / Marcia Southwick, etc."

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 25, Folder 27 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 26, Folder 1

Lieben, Eileen 1994-2001

Box 26, Folder 2

Lithgow, John and May 1988-2002, undated

Box 26, Folder 3

Lux, Thomas 1977-1995, undated

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 26, Folder 3 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 50, Folder 13

L 1976-2003

Box 34, Folder 6

Lanese, Peyrot and Mucci, Inc. - Lifshin, Lyn 1976-2005

Scope and Contents

Lagnese, Peyrot and Mucci, Inc., Anne Lamott, Lannan Foundation, Alexis Lathem, Lerner Heller, L'Espervier Press, Lexington Prison (from Carolyn Snow-Fulton), Library Journal, Library of Congress, Life Savers Wild Horse Rescue Ranch, Lyn Lifshin
Box 34, Folder 7

Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund - Los Angeles Valley College 1985-2003

Scope and Contents

Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund, Doris B. Lincoln, Links Books, Lucy Lippard, Literalistic, Ltd., The Little Magazine, Sally Livingston, Liz Darhansoff Literary Agency, The Los Angeles Institute of the Humanities, Los Angeles Poetry Festival, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles Theatre Works, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Valley College
Box 34, Folder 8

Lost Road Publishers - McQuade, Molly 1975-2004, undated

Separated Materials

Enclosed with the letter from Doris B. Lincoln dated May 26, 1975 was a book of poems by Lincoln titled, Greening the Twig. This book is currently filed in Box ??????, Folder ???????? under "Works by Others."

Scope and Contents

Lost Road Publishers (C.D. Wright), Adrian Louis, Louis W. and Maude Hill Family Foundation, Beverly Lowry, Candace McClelland, Connie McCreight, MacDowell Colony, Joe McElroy, Pamela Macintosh, Molly McQuade
 

M

Box 26, Folder 4

McCarthy, Lee 1996

Box 26, Folder 5

McClatchy, J.D. 1976-2003

Box 26, Folder 6

McCracken, Elizabeth 1999

Box 26, Folder 7

McFall, Gardner 1980-1997

Box 26, Folder 8

McGee, Lynn 1987-1993, undated

Box 26, Folder 8

MacGuire, John 2002

Box 26, Folder 9

McHugh, Heather 1979-1994, undated

Box 26, Folder 10

MacKenzie, Ginny 1983-2003, undated

Box 26, Folder 11

McKernan, John 1982

Box 26, Folder 12-15

McMahon, Lynne 1978-1984, undated

Box 27, Folder 1-3

McMahon, Lynne (cont.) 1985-1994

Box 27, Folder 4

McMicheal, James 1977-2003

Box 27, Folder 5

MacShane, Frank 1977-1984

Box 27, Folder 6

Macomber, Doug 1998, undated

Box 27, Folder 7

Mall, Jeanette 1975

Box 27, Folder 8

Manning, Peter 1987-2001, undated

Box 27, Folder 9

Marhsall, Joan Van Ark 2001

Box 27, Folder 10

Martin, Jay 2001

Box 50, Folder 14

M 2007-2010

Box 34, Folder 9

Mademoiselle - Mattawa, Khaled 1974-1999, 2007

Scope and Contents

Mademoiselle, Maisonneuve Press (Jay Meek), Manhattan Theatre Club, Marilyn Sanders Photography, Marlborough School, Martha Maillard Literary Agency, Sandy Marvinney, Khaled Mattawa
Box 27, Folder 11

Martin, Steve 1995-2003, undated

Box 27, Folder 12

Mathis, Cleopatra 1986-2001

Box 27, Folder 13

Matthews, William 1980

Box 28, Folder 1

Mayes, Frances

Box 28, Folder 2

Mazur, Gail 1981-2003, undated

Box 28, Folder 3

Mazzocco, Robert 1977-1978, undated

Box 28, Folder 4

Merrin, Jeredith 1995-1997, undated

Box 28, Folder 5

Merwin, W.S. (William Stanley) 1990-2005, undated

Box 28, Folder 6

Miles, Josephine 1981

Box 28, Folder 7

Miller, Jane 1982

Box 28, Folder 8

Milosz, Czeslaw 1991

Box 28, Folder 9

Morris, Mary 1987-1991, undated

Box 28, Folder 10

Moser, Dennis undated

Box 28, Folder 11

Mosio, Jackie 1980, undated

Box 28, Folder 12

Moyan, Nancy 1975

Box 28, Folder 13

Musk, Dennis 1987

Box 28, Folder 14

Muske, Bill and Elizabeth (Elsie) 2000-2001, undated

Box 28, Folder 15

Muske, Bob and Mary Jo 1974-2001, undated

Box 34, Folder 10

Maxwell Davidson Gallery - The Missouri Review 1975-2001

Scope and Contents

Maxwell Davidson Gallery, Medina Foundation, Joseph Megel, Meridian, Michigan Quarterly Review, Middlebury College (Breadloaf Writers' Conference), Sara Miles, Minnesota State University - Mankato, Mississippi Review, Missouri Review
Box 34, Folder 11

Mitchell, Susan - Mundus Atrium 1974-2006

Scope and Contents

Susan Mitchell, Moons and Lions Tailes, Mostow/Lieberman Productions (re: U-571), Toni Morrison, Mothers Embracing Nuclear Disarmament, Mount San Antonio Community College, Bill Moyers, Ms., Henryette Mullens, Mundus Atrium
Box 28, Folder 16

Muske, James 1974

 

N-O

Box 28, Folder 17

Nelson, Marilyn 1997-2004

Box 28, Folder 18

Nims, John Frederick 1987

Box 28, Folder 19

Norman, Howard A. 1984-1993, undated

Box 28, Folder 20

Norris, Kathleen 1995-2000

Box 28, Folder 21

Nystrom, Debra 1988-2003

Box 28, Folder 22

Oates, Joyce Carol 1997

Box 28, Folder 23

O'Hehir, Diana 1998

Box 28, Folder 24

Olds, Sharon 1983-2002, undated

Box 28, Folder 25

Oliveira, David 2001

Box 28, Folder 26

Ontkean, Mike 1993-1998

Box 28, Folder 27

Orr, Gregory 1980-2006

Box 28, Folder 28

Orr, Linda 1977-1979

Scope and Contents

The letter dated July 13, 1979 is addressed to Thomas Lux, who was living with Muske-Dukes at the time.
Box 34, Folder 12

The Nation - New Virginia Review 1973-2005

Scope and Contents

The Nation, The National Book Critics Circle, The National Book Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National Organization for Women, New Bones, The New England Review, New School for Social Research, New Virginia Review
Box 35, Folder 1

New York Council for the Humanities - New York University 1973-2004

Scope and Contents

New York Council for the Humanities, New York Public Library, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York Quarterly, New York State Council on the Arts (re: Poets in the Schools), The New York Times, New York University
Box 35, Folder 2

The New Yorker 1976-1993, undated

Box 35, Folder 3

North Stone Review - Oxford University Press 1974-2005

Scope and Contents

The North Stone Review, Harry Northup, Northwest Airlines, Northwestern University, Odyssey Theatre, Off Main Gallery, Office of the Governor (of California), Ohio State University, Ohio State University Press, Ohio University, Oui, Ron Overton, Oxford University Press
Box 50, Folder 15

O 1995

 

P

Box 29, Folder 1

Painter, Stephanie 1996

Box 29, Folder 2

Paley, Paula 1973-1975

Box 29, Folder 3

Papin, Claude 2001

Box 29, Folder 4

Parker, Robert 2004

Box 29, Folder 5

Pastan, Linda 1977-1994

Box 29, Folder 6

Peacock, Molly 1976-1995

Box 29, Folder 7

Pellegrini, Ann 2002-2003

Box 29, Folder 8

Perloff, Marjorie 1986-1997, undated

Box 29, Folder 9

Peters, Bob 1982

Box 29, Folder 10

Phillips, Carl 1998-2003, undated

Box 29, Folder 11

Phillips, Robert S. 1980

Box 29, Folder 12

Pinsky, Robert 1995-2003

Box 29, Folder 13

Place, Vanessa 2003

Box 29, Folder 14

Plumly, Stanley 1976-1998

Box 29, Folder 15

Pollitt, Katha 2003

Box 50, Folder 16

P 1977, 2001-2009

Box 35, Folder 4

Pacific Review - Pen Center USA West 1976-2001

Scope and Contents

Pacific Review, Greg Pape, Paragon House Publishers, Paris Press, The Paris Review (from Richard Howard), Parnassus (from Herbert Leibowitz), Paul Thompson Jewelers, PEN American Center, PEN Center USA West
Box 35, Folder 5

Perry, Susan - Poetry Flash 1979-2002, undated

Scope and Contents

Susan Perry, Pete and Susan Barnett Art Gallery, Pfeiffer-Guinzberg Productions (Re: Dear Digby), Penguin Putnam Inc., Sybil Pincus, Ploughshares, Pocket Books, Poetry, Poetry East, Poetry Flash, Poetry Northwest (from David Wagonner[?])
Box 35, Folder 6

Poetry Society of America - Poets' House 1974-2002

Scope and Contents

Poetry Society of America, Poets and Writers, Poets' House
Box 35, Folder 7

Pomona Valley Writers' Association - Pushcart Press 1979-2006

Scope and Contents

Pomona Valley Writers' Association, Portland State University, Matt Prager, Prarie Lights Books, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Susan Pratt, Princeton University, Princeton University Press, Patrick Pritchett, Public Art Fund, Pushcart Press
Box 29, Folder 16

Portnow, Marjorie 1976-1977

Box 29, Folder 17

Purl, Linda 1988

Box 29, Folder 18

Purpura, Lia 2001

 

Q-R

Box 29, Folder 19

Rankaitis, Susan 2005

Box 29, Folder 20

Reiss, Barbara 1975

Box 29, Folder 21

Reiss, James 1977-1995, undated

Scope and Contents

Draft of poem by Reiss. In an envelope postmarked June 3, 1977, Reiss enclosed a letter he was to have delivered to Thomas Lux and a poem by Muske-Dukes titled "Elocution: Touch." This poem later appeared in Skylight.
Box 29, Folder 22

Reiss, Lisa 1981

Box 29, Folder 23

Rich, Adrienne 1975-2006, undated

Box 29, Folder 24

Robbins, Doren 1997, undated

Box 29, Folder 25

Roman, David 2001

Box 29, Folder 26

Rosen, Michael 1982-1999, undated

Box 29, Folder 27

Rosenberg, Liz 1997, undated

Box 29, Folder 28

Rossini, Clare 1994-2005, undated

Box 29, Folder 29

Rudman, Mark 1976-1982, undated

Box 29, Folder 30

Ryan, Michael 1976-2005

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 29, Folder 30 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 50, Folder 19

Q 2014

Box 50, Folder 17

R 2000-2007

Box 35, Folder 8

Random House 1999-2006

Box 35, Folder 9

Rector, Liam - Rutgers University Press 1980-2004

Scope and Contents

Laim Rector, David Remnick, Kathryn Rhett, David Rigsbee, River City Review (Sharon Bryan), Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Rockefeller Foundation, Richard Ronan, S.X. Rosenstock, Runes: A Review of Poetry, Rutgers University, Rutgers University Press
 

S

Box 30, Folder 1

Sadoff, Ira 1976-1994, undated

Box 30, Folder 2

St. John, David 1999, undated

Box 30, Folder 3

Samuelson, Karen 1976

Box 30, Folder 4

Santos, Sherod 1980-1994, undated

Restricted Access

Access to the contents of Box 30, Folder 4 is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 30, Folder 5

Scales, Robert 2000, undated

Box 30, Folder 6

Schulman, Grace 1975-2003, undated

Box 30, Folder 7

Selman, Robyn 1982-1998

Box 30, Folder 8

Seshadri, Vijay 1997-2002

Box 30, Folder 9

Shoaf, Diann Blakely 1995-1998, undated

Box 30, Folder 10

Shore, Jane 1977-1997, undated

Box 30, Folder 11

Simic, Charles 1977-1998, undated

Box 30, Folder 12

Simic, Goran 1996

Box 30, Folder 13

Simon, Maurya 1983-2001

Box 30, Folder 14

Slattery, William 1994

Box 30, Folder 15

Smilgis, Martha 1982

Box 50, Folder 20

S 1994-2012

Box 35, Folder 10

Sacco, Mary Anne - Sarabande Books 1975-2002

Scope and Contents

Mary Anne Sacco, Oliver Sacks, St. Johnsbury Academy (Tim Averill), St. Martin's Press, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Paul Dispatch, Salt Publishing, San Diego State University, San Francisco Review, San Francisco State University, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, Sarabande BooksEnclosed with the letter from St. Paul Dispatch dated April 11, 1975, is a black and white photograph of Muske-Dukes
Box 35, Folder 11

Scates, Maxine - Shenandoah 1990-2000

Scope and Contents

Maxine Scates, Jay Schapira M.D. (Cardiologist), Bart Scheider, [?] Schmitz, Thom Schram, Seneca Review, Patty Seyburn, Shapiro-Lichtman Travel Agency, Shenandoah
Box 35, Folder 12

Shinder, Jason

Box 35, Folder 13

Lynn Shoemaker - Solo Press 1981-2002

Scope and Contents

Lynn Shoemaker, Layle Silbert, Michael Silverblatt, Slate, Small World Books, Arhtur Smith, Solo Press
Box 30, Folder 16

Southwick, Marcia 1980-1992

Box 30, Folder 17

Spencer, Brent 1996-1997

Box 30, Folder 18

Stambler, Kirk and Victoria 1996

Box 30, Folder 19

Stern, Gerald 1976-2003

Box 30, Folder 20

Stewart, Jody 1979-1987

Box 31, Folder 1

Stoppard, Tom 1987-2001

Box 31, Folder 2

Strand, Mark 1977-2003, 2014, undated

Box 31, Folder 3

Subach, Karen 1997

Box 31, Folder 4

Svendsen, Linda 1981-1985

Box 31, Folder 5

Swincord, Robin 1996, undated

Box 35, Folder 14

Some - State University of New York Stony Brook 1980-2002, undated

Scope and Contents

Some, Southern California Booksellers Association, Southland Council of Teachers of English, Elizabeth Spires, The Spoon River Poetry, Adrian Spratt, Maureen Sprunger, State University of New York (SUNY) Albany, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Stony Brook
Box 35, Folder 15

Stearns, Kate - Swenson, Karen 1974-2002, undated

Scope and Contents

Kate Stearns, Jean Stephenson, The Steven Barclay Agency, Terry Stevenson, Story Line Press, Phyllis Stowell, Sun and Moon Press, Sunbury: A Poetry Magazine, Karen Swenson
 

T

Box 31, Folder 6

Tart, Indrek

Box 31, Folder 7

Townsend, Ann 1994-1997

Box 31, Folder 8

Troupe, Quincy 1983-1992

Box 50, Folder 18

T 2003-2010

Box 36, Folder 1

Taylor, Henry - The Threepenny Review 1976-2000, undated

Scope and Contents

Henry Taylor, Marcella Taylor, Patrick Thaddeus, David [Theo ?], This is Art Entertainment Group, Inc., Threepenny Review
Box 36, Folder 2

The Toby Press, Ltd. - Twitchell, Chase 1981-2004, undated

Scope and Contents

The Toby Press, Ltd., Tractor, Trafika, David Trinidad, Triquarterly, Tufts Unviersity, Alberta Turner, Chase Twitchell
 

U-V

Box 31, Folder 9

Valentine, Jean 1996-1997

Box 31, Folder 10

Van Duyn, Mona 1994

Box 31, Folder 11

Vendler, Helen 1998, undated

Box 31, Folder 12

[?], Victor 1976

Box 31, Folder 13

Vogelsang, Arthur 1976-2003

Box 31, Folder 14

Voigt, Ellen Bryant 1995-2003

Box 31, Folder 15

Voisine, Connie

Box 31, Folder 16

Von Bow [?], Heidi 1980

Box 36, Folder 3

Unites States Military Academy - University of California Riverside

Scope and Contents

United States Military Academy, University of Alaska - Anchorage, University of California - Berkeley, University of California - Davis, University of California - Irvine, University of California - Los Angeles, University of California - Riverside
Box 36, Folder 4

University of Chicago - University of Iowa Press 1979-2005

Scope and Contents

University of Chicago, University of Chicago Press, University of Cincinnati University of Florida (William Logan), University of Georgia, University of Houston, University of Illinois Press (Kevin Prufer), University of Iowa, University of Iowa Press
Box 36, Folder 5

University of Massachusetts - University of Northern Iowa 1975-2000

Scope and Contents

University of Massachusetts, University of Michigan Press, University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Press (Thom Tammaro), Univerity of Missouri, University of Nevada Press, University of North Carolina, University of North Dakota, University of Northern Iowa
Box 36, Folder 6

University of Pittsburgh - University of Pittsburgh Press 1974-1994

Scope and Contents

University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press
Box 36, Folder 7

University of Southern California 1989-2005, undated

Scope and Contents

Department of Industrial Relations, Stephen Sample, Madeline Puzo, David E. James, Joseph Boone, Marshall Cohen, Peter M. Shugarman, James D. Lytle, Dr. James C. Fleming, Roz Halikis, others. See also Box 50, Folder 21.
Box 36, Folder 8

University of Tennessee - Urbanski, Debbie 1974-2003

Scope and Contents

University of Tennessee, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Unterberg Poetry Center (formerly Poetry Center), Debbie Urbanski
Box 50, Folder 21

U 1994-2012

Scope and Contents

See also Box 36, Folder 8.
Box 36, Folder 9

Van Brunt, Lloyd - Versatility Books 1975-1999

Scope and Contents

Lloyd Van Brunt, Vanderbilt University, Retika Vazirani, Patrice Vecchione, Vermont Council on the Arts, Versatility Books (Robert Creely)
Box 36, Folder 10

Viking Penguin, Inc. 1988-1993

 

W-X-Y-Z

Box 31, Folder 17

Wakoski, Diane 1996-2002

Box 31, Folder 18

Wallach, K [?] 1978

Box 31, Folder 19

Warren, Robert Penn 1981

Box 31, Folder 20

Wasserman, Steve 1997-2003

Box 31, Folder 21

Wheeler, Jackson 1993-2001

Box 31, Folder 22

Wheeler, Susan 1999-2004

Box 31, Folder 23

White, Mimi 1998

Box 31, Folder 24

Whyatt, Frances 1975

Box 31, Folder 25

Williams, Galen 1995

Box 32, Folder 1

Wolff, Geoffrey 1996

Box 32, Folder 2

Wolloch, Cecilia 1991-1995

Box 32, Folder 3

Wood, Susan 1977-1981

Box 32, Folder 4

Wright, Annie 1989

Box 32, Folder 5

Wright, Charles 1979-1992, undated

Box 32, Folder 6

Xavier, Jonathan 1991

Box 50, Folder 22

W

Box 36, Folder 11

W.W. Norton - Westchester County Deptartment of Correction 1975-2004

Scope and Contents

W.W. Norton (Nan Cohen), Alice Walker, Rosanna Warren, Warren Wilson College, Washington Square, Wave Hill (Natalie Robins), Wesleyan University Press, Westchester County Department of Correction
Box 36, Folder 12

Western Humanities Review - Writeoff Records

Scope and Contents

Western Humanities Review, Gail White, Who's Who in America, William Holden Wildlife Foundation, Suzanne Wise, Witherspoon and Chernoff Associates, Inc., WNET Thirteen, Wolf-Kastler and Associates, Michelle Wolf, Woman Books, Jay Wright, Writeoff Records
Box 36, Folder 13

Writers at Work - Writer's Digest 1990-2003, undated

Scope and Contents

Writers at Work, A Writers' Community (Laurel Blossom), Writer's Digest
Box 36, Folder 14

Yale Review - Zinnes, Harriet 1975-1999

Scope and Contents

Yale Review, Yellow Umbrella Press, Heidi Zeigler, Paul Zimmer, Harriet Zinnes
Box 32, Folder 7

Yenser, Stephen 1986-1997

Box 32, Folder 8

York, Michael 2003

Box 32, Folder 9

Zentall, Kate 1994

Box 50, Folder 23

Z 2010

 

By Date

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 37, Folder 4-5, Box 50, Folder 5

Correspondence from Muske-Dukes 1972-2013

Enclosed Materials

Enclosed with the letter to Toby Hershaw dated May 10, 1995 were "Having Fled the Cite Universitaire," "At the School for the Gifted," "Pacemaker," "Unsent Letter 3," "Family," "Proteus in Hollywood," "Stage and Screen," "Audition," and "Concertina."Enclosed with the fax coversheet to Grace Schulman dated January 25, 2003 were "Box" (from Sparrow), "Strange Interlude," and "Masks in Rain."

Restricted Access

A small amount of this file (letter from Carol Muske to David Dukes) has been placed in Box 46 Restricted Access. Access to this part of the file is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 32, Folder 11-12, Box 51, Folder 1, Box 58, Folder 1, Box 59, Folder 8-9, Box 78, Folder 1-7

Greeting Cards 1973-2015, undated

Scope and Contents

Holiday and other cards of thanks or congratulations. Personal and greeting cards, primarily from family. Also includes photographs. Not included are cards sent by those for whom a correspondence file has been separately compiled.
Box 51, Folder 1-2

Personal correspondence 1964-2009

Scope and Contents

Personal correspondence, primarily from family.
Box 47, Folder 1-3

Personal correspondence 1970s-2000s

Box 47, Folder 4

Personal correspondence 1976-2000

Box 59, Folder 1

Personal correspondence 1976-2011

Box 58, Folder 3

Professional correspondence 1974-2008

Box 60, Folder 1

Professional correspondence 1976-1980

Box 72, Folder 8

Correspondence 1970s-2000s

Box 73, Folder 2

Correspondence 1975-2004

Box 73, Folder 1

Correspondence 1974-1996

Box 78, Folder 8

[Empty envelopes]

Box 82, Folder 1, Box 96, Folder 1

Correspondence 1964-1995

Box 82, Folder 2

Correspondence 1972-1996

Box 82, Folder 3

Correspondence 1976-2010

Box 82, Folder 4

Correspondence 1976-2013

Box 96, Folder 2

Correspondence 1974-2002

Box 96, Folder 4

Correspondence 1976-1987

Box 96, Folder 5

Correspondence 1976-1998

Box 96, Folder 3

Poets in the Schools 1976

Box 36, Folder 15

Correspondence from Students 1981-2005, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes letters and cards from past students, including students from conferences and workshops.
Box 47, Folder 5, Box 55, Folder 1

Personal correspondence 1980s-2000s

Box 59, Folder 2

Personal correspondence 1979-2016

Box 58, Folder 4

Recommendation letters 1980

Box 58, Folder 5

Professional correspondence 1981-1997

Box 73, Folder 3

Correspondence 1977-2009

Box 73, Folder 4

Correspondence 1978-2004

Box 73, Folder 5

Correspondence 1980-1991

Box 74, Folder 1

Correspondence 1982-1991

Box 74, Folder 2

Correspondence 1982-1997

Box 74, Folder 3

Correspondence 1982-2003

Box 82, Folder 5

Correspondence 1977-2005

Box 82, Folder 6

Correspondence 1978-1995

Box 96, Folder 6

Correspondence 1978-1997

Box 96, Folder 7

Correspondence 1978-2002

Box 96, Folder 8

Correspondence 1982-2010

Box 97, Folder 1

Correspondence 1982-2011

Box 97, Folder 2

Correspondence 1983-1990

Box 97, Folder 3

Correspondence 1983-2001

Box 98, Folder 8

Wyndmere correspondence 1984

Box 37, Folder 1-3, Box 58, Folder 2

Fan Mail and Response to Published Works 1989-2003, undated

Scope and Contents

The contents of Box 37, Folder 1-2 contain a file compiled by Muske-Dukes labeled "Some Fan Mail." The contents of Box 37, Folder 3 contain a file of emailed responses compiled by Muske-Dukes.
Box 55, Folder 2

Personal correspondence 1987-1994

Box 59, Folder 3

Personal correspondence 1985-2015

Box 59, Folder 4

Personal correspondence 1986-2015

Box 59, Folder 5-6

Personal correspondence 1987-2015

Box 60, Folder 2

Professional correspondence 1987-2007

Box 60, Folder 3

Professional correspondence 1988-1994

Box 74, Folder 4

Correspondence 1985-1989

Box 74, Folder 5

Correspondence 1985-1992

Box 75, Folder 1

Correspondence 1985-2004

Box 75, Folder 2

Correspondence 1985-2010

Box 75, Folder 3

Correspondence 1986-2005

Box 75, Folder 4

Corresponence 1988-1994

Box 75, Folder 5

Correspondence 1988-2003

Box 77, Folder 2

Professional correspondence 1985-1993

Box 97, Folder 4

Correspondence 1984-1996

Box 97, Folder 5

Correspondence 1984-2001

Box 97, Folder 6

Correspondence 1986-1995

Box 97, Folder 7

Correspondence 1986-2002

Box 98, Folder 1

Correspondence 1986-2007

Box 32, Folder 10

Condolences Regarding Death of David Dukes 2000-2002

Box 51, Folder 5

[Cards] 1989-2014

Box 55, Folder 3

Personal correspondence 1989-2001

Box 55, Folder 4, Box 57, Folder 1

Personal correspondence 1989-2013

Box 57, Folder 2

Personal correspondence 1990-2002

Box 57, Folder 3-4

Personal correspondence 1990s

Box 57, Folder 5

Personal correspondence 1990s-2001

Box 57, Folder 6

Personal correspondence 2000-2010

Box 59, Folder 7

Personal correspondence 1990-2010

Box 58, Folder 6

Professional correspondence 1993

Box 60, Folder 4

Professional correspondence 1990-2016

Box 60, Folder 5

Professional correspondence 1997-2000

Box 76, Folder 1

Correspondence 1991-2002

Box 76, Folder 2

Correspondence 1991-2007

Box 76, Folder 3

Correspondence 1992-2008

Box 76, Folder 4

Poet cards 1994

Box 77, Folder 3

Professional correspondence 1993-2012

Box 98, Folder 1

Correspondence 1994-2001

Box 98, Folder 3

Correspondence 1995-2003

Box 98, Folder 4

Correspondence 2001

Box 32, Folder 13-14

Unidentified correspondence

Box 76, Folder 5

Correspondence 2001-2013

Box 77, Folder 1

Correspondence 2002-2015

Box 82, Folder 7

Greeting cards

Box 98, Folder 5

Correspondence 2007

 

Correspondence

Scope and Contents

This series contains the vast bulk, but not all, of the correspondence contained in this collection. For example, correspondence from publishers enclosed with manuscripts of Muske-Dukes' work have been kept together under the series titled "Works by Muske-Dukes." And in certain other cases, correspondence files have been created under "Academic Files" to better document various projects that Muske-Dukes has undertaken over her lifetime.

Organization

Series II is organized into two subseries: Correspondence by Correspondence, and Correspondence by Date.
 

University of Southern California

 

Course Information

Box 16, Folder 5

Course Notes

Course Notes

One notebook containing notes outlining a week-to-week schedule for English 404 and an enclosed roster of English Department faculty.
Box 16, Folder 6, Box 91, Folder 2

Syllabi and Course Handouts 2003-2009, undated

Syllabi and Course Handouts

Syllabi for English 304 (Intro. to Poetry Writing), English 405 (Fiction Writing), English 406 (Poetry Writing Workshop), English 408 (Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop), English 455 (Contemporary Prose), English 456 (Contemporary Poetry), as well as pop-quiz, a journals report worksheet, and other handouts used in class. Additional syllabi in Box 91.
Box 16, Folder 7, Box 92, Folder 6

Student Papers

Scope and Contents

Copies of student essays written for courses taught by Muske-Dukes.
Box 71, Folder 5

Course evaluation 2013, 2015

Box 72, Folder 3

[Students] 2012-2015, undated

Scope and Contents

Student papers, correspondence, attendance lists.
Box 72, Folder 4

[Syllabi and course descriptions] circa 2000

 

Literature and Creative Writing Ph.D File

Scope and Contents

Forms, proposals, and notes related to the creation of a Ph.D program in Literature and Creative Writing at USC. Most of the documents contained under this heading were maintained in a file kept by Muske-Dukes.
Box 19, Folder 3

Information About Muske-Dukes

Scope and Contents

Information regarding Carol Muske-Dukes' academic career. This file contains a review for the 1988-1989 academic year, a personal statement written by Muske-Dukes, a CV, and various awards and distinguishments garnered at USC.
Box 19, Folder 4

Neighborhood Academic Enrichment Program

Scope and Contents

Handouts and completed assignments from an 8th grade writing workshop for the USC Neighborhood Academic Enrichment Program.
Box 16, Folder 8

Forms

Scope and Contents

Copies of forms filed with USC for the formation of the Ph.D program in Literature and Creative Writing.
Box 16, Folder 9

Mission Statement, Syllabi, and Reading Lists

Scope and Contents

A mission statement written by the Creative Writing Task Force, proposed syllabi for graduate courses, and reading lists for incoming students.
Box 16, Folder 10, Box 91, Folder 3

Correspondence and Notes

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, notes, and drafts of documents related to the creation of a Ph.D program in Literature and Creative Writing. This file includes resumes for potential faculty members, drafts of a program prospectus, and funding information. Correspondence kept in this file was compiled by Muske-Dukes.
Box 19, Folder 1

Guidelines

Scope and Contents

University guidelines and graduate program procedures.
Box 50, Folder 2

Creative Writing 2009-2013

Scope and Contents

Ph.D program flyers, syllabi, and faculty publication lists.
Box 19, Folder 2

Information About Other Ph.D Programs

Scope and Contents

Information compiled by Muske-Dukes about Creative Writing programs at the University of Houston, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Utah, and the University of Iowa.
Box 71, Folder 6

Creative Writing program 1998-2010

Box 71, Folder 7

Creative Writing program 1999-2011

Box 72, Folder 2

[Ph.D. program information] undated

Box 72, Folder 6

USC Creative Writing Task Force

Box 50, Folder 1, Box 72, Folder 5, Box 92, Folder 8

USC Correspondence and Records 1984-2012

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with other departments and students, department concerns, and invitations to events.
Box 50, Folder 3, Box 71, Folder 8

USC School of Theatre, David Dukes Scholarship 2001, undated

Abstract: Includes papers about the USC School of Theatre David Dukes Scholarship, established in memory of Carol Muske-Dukes' husband, actor David Dukes.
Box 36, Folder 15

USC-Program Applicants

Scope and Contents

Letters by applicants regarding admissions to the PhD. program in Literature and Creative Writing.
Box 71, Folder 9, Box 91, Folder 5

English Department 1987-2010

Box 72, Folder 1

Neighborhood Academic Initiative 1993

Box 72, Folder 7

[USC miscellaneous]

Box 91, Folder 4

Dancing the Poem event 2010, undated

Box 91, Folder 7

Ingram Merrill Foundation grant application circa 1980

 

Art Without Walls

Box 19, Folder 5-7, Box 50, Folder 4

Correspondence, Notes, and Financial Documents 1980, undated

Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the formation and operation of Art Without Walls, a program funded by the Cultural Council Foundation to teach poetry to inmates at Riker's Island Prison. Muske-Dukes is a founding member of this program.
Box 19, Folder 8

Flyers, Course Notes, and Student Assignments

Scope and Contents

Flyers and notes pertaining to instruction through Art Without Walls, including photocopied handouts of poems. This file also contains the work of inmates who participated in the program.
Box 60, Folder 6

Art Without Walls 1976-1986

Box 60, Folder 7

Art Without Walls 1978-1979

Box 60, Folder 8

Richard Bauman re Art Without Walls 1979

Box 60, Folder 9

Art Without Walls 1976-1980

Box 60, Folder 10

Geller House/Art Without Walls 1980

Box 54, Folder 35

[Prison writings] undated

Box 54, Folder 36

Art Without Walls 1976-1979

Box 70, Folder 1

Art Without Walls 1980-1985

Box 84, Folder 8

Art Without Walls/Crime

Box 91, Folder 1

Art Without Walls benefit brochure 1981

Box 92, Folder 11

Student evaluations

 

Other Programs, Projects, and Conferences

Box 20, Folder 1

Aspen Workshop

Scope and Contents

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of a directory of participants, a schedule for the Aspen Music Festival and some notes.
Box 20, Folder 2

Breadloaf Writers Conference 1976, 2002

Scope and Contents

In 2002, Muske-Dukes agreed to participate as a faculty member at the conference. Included is the confirmation reply from the conference, a 2002 directory, the biographies of 2002 faculty members, a speech written by Muske-Dukes, a photocopies essay about John Donne, one issue of the conference newsletter from 2002, and two issues of the newsletter from 1976.
Box 20, Folder 4

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival

Scope and Contents

In 1996, Muske-Dukes was a featured poet at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Included in this file is information about programing at the festival. Also included was a set of poet trading cards, which are housed in Box 40, Folder 2.
Box 20, Folder 4-5

Giving Back the World

Scope and Contents

Notes, correspondence, and poems for a project called Giving Back the World, which was to result in an anthology of poems by current world leaders (circa 1986). The anthology was to be edited by Muske-Dukes and Elaine Dudley. Amongst the world leaders contributing poems to the project are President Corazon Aquino of the Philippines, Margarita Papandreou (founder of the Women's Union of Greece), Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Great Britian, and Pope John Paul II.
Box 20, Folder 6

The Inside Circuit and Right to Write

Scope and Contents

The Inside Circuit and Right to Write consisted of readings at New York State prisons. Right to Write was a reading specifically in response to Jerome Washington's removal from his post as editor of the Auburn Prison's newspaper. Correspondence about Washington and the benefit reading are housed in this file. There are also copies of an ad posted in The Nation for a benefit reading for Washington.
Box 20, Folder 7

Narrative Impulse Festival

Scope and Contents

In 1995, Muske-Dukes participated in a panel discussion at the Narrative Impulse Festival. Included are correspondence, notes, and programs from the festival.
Box 20, Folder 8

Poetry in the Schools

Scope and Contents

Muske-Dukes participated in New York Poetry in the Schools until 1976. This file includes lecture notes, photocopies, and Muske-Dukes' letter of resignation.
Box 20, Folder 9

Poetry Society of America West

Box 20, Folder 10

Poetry to the Point

Scope and Contents

In 1997, Muske-Dukes participated in Poetry to the Point, a program that invited poets to read and discuss poetry at Westpoint with cadets enrolled in a section of English Literature. Included is correspondence from the United States Military Academy, Muske-Dukes' itinerary, notes about the program, and a letter from a cadet requesting a letter of recommendation.
Box 20, Folder 11

Rattlesnake Mountain Writers' Conference

Scope and Contents

In 1986, Muske-Dukes gave a reading at the Rattlesnake Mountain Writers' Conference. This file contains correspondence between Muske-Dukes and event organizers, a flyer for the reading, and a completed feedback form.
Box 20, Folder 11

Watershed Foundation

Scope and Contents

In 1985, the Watershed Foundation released an audio recording of Muske-Dukes reading poems from Camouflage, Skylight, and Wyndmere. The recording is titled The Fire in the Mirror. A copy of an audio cassette of this recording is contained in Box 45.
Box 20, Folder 13-14

Pre-USC Courses

Scope and Contents

This file contains handouts, student assignments, and a draft of a letter of grievance to Columbia University (contained in a spiral notebook) pertaining to Muske-Dukes' teaching experience prior to her career at USC. Not included in this file are documents pertaining to Art Without Walls, which are filed in Box 19, Folders 5-7. The materials in Box 20, Folder 14 were enclosed in the scrapbook contained in Box 43.
Box 20, Folder 14

Visiting Positions and Boards

Scope and Contents

This file contains documents for visiting professorships, as well as advisory boards or committees during Muske-Dukes' time at USC.
Box 77, Folder 19, Box 92, Folder 10

Columbia workshop

Box 77, Folder 20, Box 91, Folder 10

Magic Poetry Bus presentation 2009-2010, undated

Box 77, Folder 21

Pink Tuxedos

Box 84, Folder 5

Southampton College Writer's Conference

Box 84, Folder 7

New School poetry workshop 2006

Box 87, Folder 2

Prague Summer Seminars 1999

Box 92, Folder 3

George Washington University poetry seminar 1981

Box 21, Folder 1

Conference Advertisements

Scope and Contents

This file contains advertisements that document Muske-Dukes' participation in various conferences and workshops.
Box 21, Folder 2

Reading Announcements

Scope and Contents

This file contains announcements for readings in which Muske-Dukes' participated.
Box 21, Folder 3

Reports on Education

Scope and Contents

This file contains a series of reports regarding teaching of the arts in various American schools. Included is a report by Muske-Dukes about arts education in Elkhart, Indiana.
 

Photocopies

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of essays and poems maintained by Muske-Dukes.
Box 21, Folder 4

Criticism

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of essays falling under the category of literary criticism. One essay is inscribed with a note from Mark Strand.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Strand, Mark
Box 21, Folder 5

Poetry - 20th Century

Scope and Contents

A file of 20th century poetry kept by Muske-Dukes, which includes work by Frost, Adrian Louis, Alice Fulton, and Yusef Komunyakaa. All other photocopies in this file were gathered by the processing archivist from other parts of the collection.
Box 21, Folder 6

Bishop, Poetic Form, and Cartoon

Scope and Contents

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of an essay titled "Poetic Persistences and Resistences: Elizabeth Bishop as 'Minor Female Wordsworth,'" some chapters from A Poetry Handbook, by Mary Oliver (titled "The Line" and "Some Given Forms," and a comic strip.
Box 21, Folder 7

Erasmus and Cervantes

Scope and Contents

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of the first three parts of The Praise of Folly and the prologue from Don Quixote.
Box 21, Folder 8

Milton

Scope and Contents

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of books IV, VIII, X, and XII of Paradise Lost.
Box 21, Folder 9

Pessoa

Scope and Contents

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes consisting of various translations of poems by Fernando Pessoa.
Box 21, Folder 10

Mark Strand

Scope and Contents

A file compiled by Muske-Dukes of works by and about Mark Strand, including a photocopy of Blizzard of One with a note from Strand reading "For Carol, Love "The Blizzard."
Box 21, Folder 11, Box 84, Folder 9

Courses Taught by Others

Scope and Contents

This file includes syllabi and handouts from courses taught by instructors other than Muske-Dukes.
Box 77, Folder 22

[Creative writing exercises and teaching materials]

 

Works by Others

Scope and Contents

When possible drafts of individual poems were kept in series titled "Correspondence." This series contains larger bodies of work Muske-Dukes kept. Perhaps the one file that breaks all boundaries defined in this finding aid is the Paul Monette file, which includes both work by Monette to Muske-Dukes and vice-versa.

Arrangement

Series IV is organized according to the author of the work.
Box 37, Folder 6

Bell, Marvin

Scope and Contents

Poem titled "Trinket."
Box 37, Folder 7

Budbill, David

Scope and Contents

A report for the Rockefeller Brothers' Fund regarding education in public schools. Muske-Dukes wrote a report for this fund concerning a school in Elkhart, Indiana.
Box 37, Folder 8

Campbell Hall School

Scope and Contents

Booklet of poems titled The Day I Was Born..., produced by the 5th grade class of Campbell Hall, 1993. One of the poets represented is Annie Muske-Dukes, daughter of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 37, Folder 9

Collins, Billy

Scope and Contents

Typed poem titled "A Sense of Place" by Billy Collins, with handwritten annotations by Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 37, Folder 10

Doty, Mark

Scope and Contents

20-page manuscript titled "Firebird."
Box 37, Folder 11, Box 53, Folder 5

Fraser, Kathleen

Scope and Contents

Letter from Kathleen Fraser to Carol Muske-Dukes, along with the galleys of her manuscript, When New Time Folds Up, 1993, and Sawduck, 1969.
Box 37, Folder 12

Graham, Jorie

Scope and Contents

Galleys of a book of poems called Materialism, along with some loose poems and some correspondence between Graham and Muske-Dukes.
Box 53, Folder 8

Goodyear, Dana 2010

Scope and Contents

The Oracle of Hollywood Blvd (manuscript).
Box 53, Folder 3

Harvey, Yona. "Hemming the Water" Draft

Box 37, Folder 13

Heaney, Seamus

Scope and Contents

6-page copy of a speech by Seamus Heaney made in Belfast in 1995.
Box 37, Folder 14

Heine, Heinrich

Scope and Contents

The translation of Heinrich Heine's Hebrew Melodies and Other Poems with Jewish Themes and cover letter were both written by Arnold Dunn, professor of Biological Sciences at USC. 2001.
Box 38, Folder 1

Humphreys, Helen

Scope and Contents

Published book, Nuns Looking Anxious Listening to Radios, by Helen Humphreys.
Box 53, Folder 2

Kennedy, Annie. Dear Digby screenplay 2002

Scope and Contents

First writer's draft.
Box 77, Folder 4

Blechman, Cory--Dear Digby 1996 August

Box 77, Folder 5

Cantrell, Catherine--Constance, A Novel undated

Box 77, Folder 6

Jackson, Laura Riding

Box 77, Folder 14

Handley, William

Box 87, Folder 4

Bogan, Louise 2009

Box 87, Folder 5

Davidson, Charlotte

Box 87, Folder 6

Braudy, Leo

Box 38, Folder 2

Kenyon, Jane

Scope and Contents

Poem by Jane Kenyon, printed as a broadside in a memorial tribute to Kenyon at Harvard University in 1996.
Box 8, Folder 7-8

Kovalcik, Janet. Dear Digby (Screenplay) manuscripts

Box 38, Folder 3

Kingsolving, Susan (Baumann)

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a poem by Susan (Baumann) Kingsolving.
Box 38, Folder 4

Krueger, Lisa

Scope and Contents

20-page transcription of an interview between Lisa Krueger and Meta Doherty Wilde. Letter from Lisa Krueger to Carol Muske-Dukes regarding the interview.
Box 38, Folder 5

Lannan Foundation

Scope and Contents

2-page poem from the Lannan Foundation dedicated to Carol Muske (Dukes).
Box 38, Folder 6

Levine, Phillip

Scope and Contents

Book of poems (uncorrected proof) by Philip Levine. Enclosed card from the publicity department of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. states "With the compliments of the author."
Box 38, Folder 7

Levis, Larry

Scope and Contents

Group of poems by Larry Levis. Introduction by Philip Levine, which was written in 1996 after Levis's death.
Box 38, Folder 8

Lincoln, Doris B.

Scope and Contents

Book of poems by Doris Brandt Lincoln.
Box 38, Folder 9

Lithgow, John

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of photos of party guests and excerpts from books, poems, etc. from a party held at the John and Mary Lithgow's home on New Year's Eve, 1999. Black plastic binder.
Box 38, Folder 10, Box 77, Folder 7, Box 87, Folder 7

Lux, Thomas

Scope and Contents

A notebook that once belonged to Thomas Lux. Only two pages written on, the rest blank.
Box 38, Folder 11

Maso, Carole 1993

Scope and Contents

Carol Maso's comments on her recent novel, Ava. 4 pages.
Box 9, Folder 3-4

Megel, Joseph. Dear Digby (script) manuscript

Box 38, Folder 12

Matthews, William 1987

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a 21-page typed manuscript by William Matthews, hand-edited by Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 38, Folder 13, Box 77, Folder 9

Monette, Paul

Scope and Contents

Folder of poems by Paul Monette, many with hand-written notes to Muske-Dukes.
Box 53, Folder 1, Box 66, Folder 2, Box 87, Folder 3

Muske, Elsie Kuchera 2013, undated

Scope and Contents

Wyndmere Wind-rows (2013). Process notes, including handwritten notes, drafts, and discussions and suggestions for the book cover. Siren Songs. Letter to Carol. Elsie Kuchera Muske was Carol Muske-Dukes' mother.
Box 38, Folder 14

Oppenheimer, Joel

Scope and Contents

A report for the Rockefeller Brothers' Fund regarding education in public schools. Muske-Dukes wrote a report for this fund concerning a school in Elkhart, Indiana.
Box 38, Folder 15-16, Box 39, Folder 1

Pinksy, Robert 2004

Scope and Contents

Three works: Box 38, Folder 15 contains a manuscript by Pinksy called "Democracy, Culture, and the Voice of Poetry." Folder 16 contains an anthology titled, Invitation to Poetry, edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz. The work is an "advance uncorrected proof." 2004. Box 39, Folder 1, contains an untitled manuscript by Pinsky about David and Goliath (2004).
Box 77, Folder 8

Merwin, William S.

Box 77, Folder 10

Moss, Mildred D.

Box 77, Folder 11

Olds, Sharon

Box 39, Folder 2

Rudman, Mark

Scope and Contents

Poem by Mark Rudman inscribed to Carol, David, and Annie, December 4, 1985.
Box 39, Folder 3

Schulman, Grace

Scope and Contents

Typed manuscript by Grace Schulman. In her essay, Schulman discusses the books, manuscripts, and paintings of artist E. McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954) who was her uncle. 20 pages. Also a tearsheet with a poem titled "The Stars and the Moon" by Schulman.
Box 39, Folder 4

Shinder, Jason

Scope and Contents

Manuscript of poems by Jason Shinder bound in plastic comb binding. 67 pages. Yellow sticky note to Carol [Muske-Dukes] from Shinder dated 2/18/2002.
Box 53, Folder 4

Smith, Arthur. The Fortunate Era 2012

Scope and Contents

Galley.
Box 39, Folder 5

Smith, Dave

Scope and Contents

Prose manuscript by Dave Smith. 26 pages of the story, plus 8 additional pages of a curriculum unit on drawing and painting.
Box 39, Folder 6

Spratt, Adrian

Scope and Contents

A collection of poems by Adrian Spratt, written in the early 1980s. Includes his cover letter to Muske-Dukes.
Box 39, Folder 7-8

Stanford, Ann

Scope and Contents

A collected manuscript of poetry edited by David Trinidad and Maxine Scates.
Box 39, Folder 9

Strand, Mark

Scope and Contents

Manuscript of poems bound in plastic coil binding by Mark Strand. Undated.
Box 39, Folder 10

Subach, Karen

Scope and Contents

Title page and one poem titled "At the Raptor Center."
Box 10, Folder 11

Townsend, Ann

Scope and Contents

Published book of poems by Ann Townsend, 1998. Insccribed by Townsend to Muske-Dukes on the title page.
Box 39, Folder 12

Works About Muske-Dukes

Scope and Contents

Articles, newsletters, notes, etc. regarding Muske-Dukes and her poetry.
Box 53, Folder 6

Poem Print-outs

Scope and Contents

Print outs of poems by Maja Trochimczyk and Theodore Roethke
Box 53, Folder 7

Magazines 1962-1993

Scope and Contents

Publications include Buzz, The New Yorker, Writer's Yearbook, and Selected Poems of Vittorio Sereni.
Box 71, Folder 4, Box 92, Folder 5

[Reviews of Muske-Dukes' work]

Box 77, Folder 12

[Writer's Harvest poems] 1993 October 5

Box 77, Folder 13

Assata Shakur/Joanne Chesimard

Box 77, Folder 15

[Sylvan manuscript]

Box 77, Folder 16

[Comments on a work by Muske-Dukes]

Box 77, Folder 17-18, Box 84, Folder 11-14, Box 85, Folder 1-3, Box 87, Folder 8-10, Box 92, Folder 9

[Works by others]

Box 84, Folder 10

Carol Muske: Poet

 

Ephemera

Box 46

Address Book

Scope and Contents

Carol Muske-Duke's personal address book, almost completely filled with names, addresses, and phone numbers of personal contacts and businesses. Many loose scraps of paper between the pages.

Restricted Access

Due to the confidential nature of the names, addresses, and phone numbers in Muske-Duke's address book, access to this item is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 42, Box 52

Calendars 1998-2000, 2009

Scope and Contents

Red leather bound journal for 1998, most pages blank. Entries consist of words and short phrases as reminders for birthdays, dinners, readings, etc. Two large wall calendars (1999, 2000).
Box 43

Clippings

Scope and Contents

Three ov folders of miscellaneous newspaper clippings, many regarding Carol Muske-Dukes. One of the folders consists solely of Los Angeles Times Book Reviews and New York Times Book Reviews.
Box 40, Folder 1

Creighton University

Scope and Contents

Newspapers, booklets, flyers, etc. related to Creighton University of which Muske-Dukes is an alumnus. She was the editor of the university's "Shadows" magazine while she was a student. 1966 yearbook for Creighton University is in Box 42.
Box 40, Folder 2, Box 54, Folder 5, Box 89

Family Papers and significant family event programs 2000-2010, undated

Scope and Contents

Legal documents, receipts, and clippings about the Muske-Dukes family. The two blank pages with newspaper clippings taped to them and the draft of a letter to David Dukes were compiled in a file labeled "Carol Muske File." Includes the funeral program of Carol Muske-Dukes' late husband, actor David Dukes, and the wedding program of their daughter, Annie Muske-Dukes.

Restricted Access

Part of this file is confidential and placed in Box 46 Restricted Access. Access to the contents of this file is permitted with authorization of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 40, Folder 3

General Articles

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles on a variety of topics including feminism, literature, salad dressing recipes, etc.
Box 42

Guest Book circa 1989

Scope and Contents

Partly used bound guestbook for a book party as stated on title page: "Guests of Willis Jane Digby: Book party for 1st novel, Dear Digby, in New York City."
Box 40, Folder 4, Box 92, Folder 7

Invitations, Programs, Catalogs, Fliers

Scope and Contents

Ephemera connected with poetry readings, plays, and other events.
Box 40, Folder 5

Lists of Bookstores

Scope and Contents

Publication titled Literary Bookstores in the U.S., published by Poets & Writers, Inc., 1988. File also contains typed and handwritten lists of bookstores with address information.
Box 40, Folder 6

Lists of Contacts

Scope and Contents

Typed and handwritten lists of names and addresses.The page titled "Possible List" is for a party scheduled on July 11, 2005.
Box 40, Folder 7, Box 70, Folder 3-5, Box 86, Folder 9, Box 87, Folder 1, Box 91, Folder 11

Notes

Scope and Contents

Various handwritten and typed notes and handwritten maps.
Box 54, Folder 3

Commemorative Literary USPS Stamps 2012

Scope and Contents

Announcements and one sheet of USPS stamps of literary figures.
Box 52

Art Prints

Scope and Contents

Art prints of Carol Muske-Dukes' poetry and others' works. Also includes two unrelated art reproduction prints. Some materials are oversized.
Box 49, Box 88

Datebooks and calendars

Box 49, Folder 5

Handwritten Notes - looseleaf, undated

Abstract: Miscellaneous handwritten notes on loose leaf pages, notepads, etc.
Box 49, Folder 6

Our Lady of Peace Memorabilia and Student Records 1960-1964

Scope and Contents

This file contains dance and prom memorabilia, a grade report, and a geometry assignment.
Box 49, Folder 7

Our Lady of Peace Yearbooks 1960-1964

Box 62, Folder 24, Box 67, Box 68, Box 69, Box 70, Folder 2

Newspapers, magazines, newsletters and catalogs 1957-1993

Box 91, Folder 6

Miscellaneous ephemera

Box 91, Folder 9

Juvenilia 1957, undated

Box 43, Box 99, Box 100

Scrapbooks 1960s

Scope and Contents

Large scrapbook of newspaper advertisements and scripts for advertisements, 1967-68. Two high school scrapbooks, 1961-1965.
Box 54, Folder 1

Tickets, Events, and Invitations 2009-2013

Scope and Contents

This file includes tickets, event flyers, invitations, travel information, and program brochures for literary, professional, and personal events, such as book releases, poetry conferences, USC parties, and birthday parties, weddings, and funerals.
Box 54, Folder 2

Our Lady of Peace Commencement 1963

Scope and Contents

Commencement announcements and programs for Carol Muske-Dukes' high school graduation from Our Lady of Peace High School in Saint Paul, Minnesota on May 31, 1963.
Box 54, Folder 4, Box 52, Box 90

Promotional Materials

Scope and Contents

Promotional materials for Carol Muske-Dukes' new books and speaking engagements. Some materials are oversized.
Box 52

Our Lady of Peace High School Sweatshirt

Physical Description: White sweater with a Our Lady of Peace High School emblem in blue. Light pink/red marks are visible on the front of the sweater.
Box 49, Folder 8

Our Lady of Peace, Peace Points (student newspaper) 1960-1962

Abstract: Our Lady of Peace, "Peace Points" was the title of the high school student newspaper to which Carol Muske-Dukes also contributed.
Box 70, Folder 6-7, Box 77, Folder 23, Box 84, Folder 6, Box 91, Folder 12

Personal/Biographical

Scope and Contents

Includes resumes, information about David Dukes, miscellaneous family materials.
Box 71, Folder 1-2, Box 86, Folder 8, Box 90, Box 92, Folder 4

Publicity

Scope and Contents

Flyers, postcards, book jackets of Muske-Dukes' work, lectures, readings, appearances.
Box 88

Printed ephemera

Box 88

Poet Laureate certificate

 

Publications 1966-2014

Scope and Contents

The publication series includes works of Carol Muske-Dukes ranging from 1966-2007 that have been published as poetry and/or articles. Formats include books, anthologies, calendars, and newspaper clippings. This series also includes "New York Beijing," a poetry anthology that includes both English and a Mandarin translation for each poem included. Assistant Ed Draft Lit. magazines are in boxes 41-43; the rest of the items are in box 50. See also Series I, Works by Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 41, Box 42, Box 43

Assistant Ed Draft Lit. Magazine undated

Box 50

"Shadows, Vol. V. No. 1," Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska 1966

Box 50

"Moons and Lion Tailies: A Midwestern Journal of Poetry and Comment, Vol. 2, No. 1" 1976

Box 50

"Poetry: Volume CXLV, Number 2" 1984-11

Box 50

"The Iowa Writers' Workshop Cookbook" 1986

Box 50

"New York Beijing" poetry anthology 1987

Abstract: A poetry anthology printed in English with Chinese translations.
Box 50

"Best American Poetry, 1992" 1992

Box 50

"Poetry Calendar 2007: 365 Classic and Contemporary Poems" 2007

Box 50, Folder 24

Newspaper articles and clippings 1960-03-15-2014-11-30

Physical Description: 1 folder
Abstract: Newspaper articles clippings and print-outs both written by and about Carol Muske-Dukes, ranging from 1960-2014. Publications include the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Poetry Heaven, etc.
 

Photographs

Box 44, Folder 1

Art Without Walls, 1981 1981

Scope and Contents

Six black and white photos taken by Thomas Victor at a prison benefit in 1981. Subjects include Carol Muske-Dukes, Susan Sarandon, Hamilton Fish, Robert Flack, Gail Rosenbloom, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Ed Koren, and Curtis Ingham.
Box 44, Folder 2

Compton, Richard (Photographer) c. 1981

Scope and Contents

15 black and white photographs taken by Richard Compton of Aspen, Colorado. Envelope and note from Compton are included with the photographs. Subjects include Kurt Brown, Stephen Dobyns, Maurya Stanton, Larry Levis, and Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 44, Folder 3

Dukes, David

Scope and Contents

2 snapshots of David Dukes: one of him carrying copies of Muske-Dukes's new book for a book signing. Her own note on the back of the photo indicates that it might have been the novel, Saving St. Germ. The other photo is of Dukes leaning back in a punt in Oxford; photo is annotated on the back "Punting on the Cam--Oxford--1987."
Box 44, Folder 4

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, 1966 1966

Scope and Contents

9 5x7 black-and-white portrait photographs of poets participating in the sixth biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, September 19-22, 1996 at the Village of Waterloo in Stanhope, New Jersey. Poets featured include: Yehuda Amichai, Gwendolyn Brooks, Mark Doty, Allen Ginsburg, Robert Hass, Stanley Kunitz, Philip Levine, Carol Muske [as written on back of photo], Le Thi Deim Thuy. Website describes event: http://www.dodgepoetry.org
Box 44, Folder 5

Graham, Jorie

Scope and Contents

5"x7" black and white photograph of writer Jorie Graham.
Box 42

Muske-Dukes, Carol

Scope and Contents

Slightly oversized photo of Muske-Dukes in "pioneer" costume holding a shotgun. It's an "old time" style photo like those produced at amusement parks and piers.
Box 44, Folder 6

Lux, Thomas

Scope and Contents

6 candid snapshots of Thomas Lux and 12 8"x10" black and white portraits of Lux and Carol Muske-Dukes. Many of the portraits were taken by Kelly Wise; three notes by her regarding the photos are included in the file.
Box 44, Folder 7

MacDowell Colony Fellows 1975

Scope and Contents

4 snapshots of MacDowell Colony fellows taken in the summer of 1975: Phillip Schultz, Chuck [?], Carol Muske-Dukes, and Marjorie Portnow.
Box 44, Folder 8

Merwin, W.S. 1979

Scope and Contents

2 candid snapshots of W.S. Merwin and Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 44, Folder 9

Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents

8 snapshots of unidentified groups and friends.
Box 44, Folder 10

Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1950s-1960s

Scope and Contents

4 photographs of Muske-Dukes and friends.
Box 44, Folder 11

Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1970s

Scope and Contents

4 photographs of Muske-Dukes and friends.
Box 44, Folder 12

Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1980s

Scope and Contents

1 8"x10" black and white photo of Carol Muske-Dukes et al at a Writers' Community Benefit, dated "1983(?)." Three copies of a 5"x7" photo of Muske-Dukes for a book jacket, c.1980. Color snapshot of Muske-Dukes, annotated on the back with "Charlottesville-- teaching at UVA" stamped May 1981.
Box 44, Folder 13

Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1990s

Scope and Contents

14 color snapshots of Carol Muske-Dukes. 1 8"x10" black and white photo of Muske-Dukes and Adrienne Rich. 5 black and white 8"x10" portraits of Muske-Dukes. 1 color 8"x10" portrait of Muske-Dukes.
Box 44, Folder 14

Muske-Dukes, Carol, 2000s

Scope and Contents

3 color photos of Carol Muske-Dukes, one of which she is shown with Richard Howard who won the Los Angeles Time Book Prize in Poetry for 2004.
Box 44, Folder 15

Pen/ Faulkner Award, 2002

Scope and Contents

1 8"x10" color photograph of the writers who participated in the 2002 celebration of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Included with the photo are a photocopy of a newspaper article about the event and a letter to Muske-Dukes from Janice Delaney of PEN/Faulkner. A compact disk of the event is in Box 45.
Box 44, Folder 16

Photocopies

Scope and Contents

7 pages of photocopied photographs of Carol Muske-Dukes and others.
Box 56, Folder 4

L.A. Times Photographs 1963, undated

Scope and Contents

Three black and white photographs sent "with love" by Los Angeles Times Book Editor Steve Wasserman. The photographs include photos of: Kathy Schmitt, Christopher Dempsey, Carol Muske, Cadet Color Peter Matlon at a military ball in 1963; Carol Muske-Dukes and Ali; and Carol, husband David, and actor John Lithgow (the latter two photographs are from a party for her firrst novel).
Box 56, Folder 5

Muske-Dukes, Annie 2001-2006

Scope and Contents

Photographs of daughter Annie Muske-Dukes, includes color photographs and computer paper print-outs of digital photographs.
Box 52

Holy Spirit- 1954 School Group Photograph 1954

Oversized- stored with Box 54- Ephemera.
Box 44, Folder 17

St. John, David

Scope and Contents

7 color photos of David St. John and his family, one including Carol Muske-Dukes at a dinner party.
Box 44, Folder 18

Shrine Auditorium, 2000

Scope and Contents

2 color photos showing the exterior of the Shrine Auditorium during the 2000 Academy Awards ceremony. Both photos are glued to a piece of paper.
Box 44, Folder 19

Strand, Mark

Scope and Contents

2 photos of poet Mark Strand, one with his wife Julia.
Box 44, Folder 20

Strand, Halpern, and Muske-Dukes c. 1973

Scope and Contents

Black and white photo of writers Mark Strand, Stephen Halpern, and Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 44, Folder 21

Summer 1975

Scope and Contents

24 color snapshots of Muske-Dukes and friends, many taken at a picnic.
Box 44, Folder 22, Box 91, Folder 13

Negatives

Scope and Contents

5 sleeves of negatives of Carol Muske-Dukes.
Box 56, Folder 1

Black and white Photographs 1962, undated

Scope and Contents

This file consists of signed black and white photographs of young women which are addressed to Carol, possibly as part of a part of a photograph exchange, as well as black and white group photographs that also include a scene of graduation and Christmas.
Box 56, Folder 2

Portrait and Group Photos 1964-1971, 2006, undated

Scope and Contents

Portrait and group photos with with others, including one for the "Birthday Party for Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton with William Jefferson Clinton at Tavern on the Green, New York, New York- 10/06/2006."
Box 56, Folder 3

Travel and Locations 1970, undated

Scope and Contents

This file includes primarily scene and location shots of what looks to be from travel, and also a few photographs with people.
Box 56

Photograph album of Carol Muske-Dukes photographs 1945

Scope and Contents

Photograph album of black-and-white baby and childhood photographs as well as some color photographs of Carol Muske-Dukes as a young woman. Most are photographs of only Carol Carol-Muske-Dukes and are enclosed in the magnetic album to preserve original order. Loose photographs in the pages of the album have also been kept in original order.
Box 70, Folder 8, Box 90, Box 91, Folder 14, Box 92, Folder 1-2, Box 93, Box 94

Photographs

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous personal and professional photographs.
Box 45, Box 58, Box 88

Audio-Visual Materials

Scope and Contents

Interviews and readings of and by Muske-Dukes.