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Preliminary Inventory to the Toby Olson Papers, 1970-2000
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Box 1

Seaview Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First and second drafts ; A draft with notes ; Final draft ; Letter: Bernard Hoepffner, regarding French translation
Box 1

The Life of Jesus Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First draft, with roughs and notes ; Rough manuscript ; Third draft ; Proof
Box 2

At Sea Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First called "Angle of Repose," then "Certain Women". Various drafts ; Research materials
Box 2

Tampico and Write Letter to Billy Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Various drafts and notes ; Some false starts
Box 3

Dorit [Opera] Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Drafts ; Materials ; Programs ; Reviews
Box 3

Chihuahua [Opera] Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and notes
Box 3

The Bitter Half Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and notes
Box 3

Poetry manuscripts and revisions Accession no. 2001-267

Box 3

Susanna Styron movie correspondence and her screenplay Accession no. 2001-267

Box 3

Gale Research autobiography correspondence Accession no. 2001-267

Box 4

Dorit in Lesbos Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First draft ; Notes and research materials ; Raw, early manuscript material ; Second and third drafts ; Proof and edited manuscript ; Final manuscript ; Poem copies
Box 4

Diane Wakoski: Symposium [edited by Olson] Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and materials ; Wakoski correspondence
Box 5

The Woman Who Escaped From Shame Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First and second drafts ; Notes ; Third draft ; Other drafts and revisions ; Some correspondence ; John Taggart Correspondence
Box 6

Manuscripts from Friends Accession no. 2001-267

Box 6

Correspondence Accession no. 2001-267

Box 7

Review of Contemporary Fiction: Barthelme/Olson Issue Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence and materials
Box 7

Misc. Correspondence. Accession no. 2001-267

Box 7

Correspondence: Various Writers Accession no. 2001-267

Box 8

Correspondence, Editors Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Ellen Levine Literary Agency ; New Directions ; James Laughlin ; Jonathan Galassi ; John Glussman ; Alan Peacock
Box 8

Correspondence: Various Writers and Others Accession no. 2001-267

Box 9

At Sea [called Certain Women] Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and notes
Box 9

Human Nature Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and notes
Box 9

Tampico Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Drafts and notes
Box 10

At Sea Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Edited draft
Box 10

Write Letter to Billy Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First, second, third drafts, notes
Box 10

Unfinished Building Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Copyedited copy
Box 11

Walter Hamady correspondence Accession no. 2001-267

Box 12

Utah Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

First draft ; Notes and materials ; Second and third drafts ; Copyedited manuscript ; Last draft, with some work ; Galleys
Box 13

The Bitter Half Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Notes
Box 13

Write Letter to Billy Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Copyedited proof ; Drafts and notes
Box 14

BOOKS Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Dorit in Lesbos ; Utah ; The Woman Who Escaped From Shame ; Seaview ; At Sea ; The Life of Jesus ; Write Letter to Billy ; We Are the Fire ; Human Nature ; Unfinished Buildinq ; Changing Appearance ; Home ; The Florence Poems ; Vectors ; City ; The Hawk-Foot Poems ; Writing Talks ; Standard--4, Aviator Press [broadside] ; Anima [off-print of poems]
Box 14

Magazines Accession no. 2001-267

Scope and Content Note

Center #6 ; Philadelphia magazine, Nov. 1986 ; Inquirer magazine, July, 1993 ; Margins [Diane Wakoski Symposium 1/2/3, 1976 ; New Directions #29 ; New Directions #35 ; New Directions #40 ; Loves, Etc. ; Inside Outer Space ; Boundary 2, 1980 ; Intrepid Anthology, 1976 ; The Paris Review #99 ; The American Experience: A Radical Reader, 1970 ; Contemporary American Fiction, 1983 ; Caterpillar #5 ; New Letters, 1981-82 ; Sumac, 1971 ; Handbook #111 ; The Falcon#4 ; Stations #2 ; Mulch #1 ; Occurrence #6 ; The Gettysburg Review, Vol.2 #1 ; The Painted Bride, Vol. 3 #2 ; The Painted Bride, Vol. 4 #1 ; The Painted Bride, 1975-1993 ; The Painted Bride #45 ; Sumac: An Active Anthology, 1974 ; Perfect Lies ; The review of Contemporary Fiction [Barthelme/Olson issue] ; Washington Square #6 ; Colorado Review #2, Fall, 1992 ; Colorado Review #1, 1999 ; Denver Quarterly, Vol. 34 #4, 2000 ; Conjunctions #3 ; Conjuctions #13 ; Conjunctions #28 ;
Box 1

Miscellaneous letters -113 Accession no. 2002-010

Box 1

Letters: Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

Walter Hamady -38, John Taggart -15, Gil Sorrentino -17, Nathaniel Tarn -16
Box 1

Letters, Reviews, etc.: related to the following: Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

We Are the Fire and The Wrestlers and Other Poems ; The Florence Poems and Unfinished Building ; The Life of Jesus ; Write Letter to Billy ; Seaview ; The Woman Who Escaped From Shame ; Dorit In Lesbos ; Utah ; Dorit (opera)
Box 1

Other Materials Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

Grants and Fellowships ; Reading Trips ; Royalty Statements
Box 2

Reviews Accession no. 2002-010

Box 2

PEN/Faulkner Award materials Accession no. 2002-010

Box 2

Some magazine publications Accession no. 2002-010

Box 3

Magazine Publications Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

Revision Pages: Writer Letter to Billy Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

Proof: Unfinished Building Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

Proof: "Reading" Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

Revision pages: Human Nature Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

Revision pages: "Seeing Duchamp" [essay] Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

Libretto, review program: "Chihuahua" Accession no. 2002-010

Box 4

The Occidental Review, edited by Olson in Undergraduate school at Occidental Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

Two issues
Box 5

Broadsides Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

"Another Popular Song" ; "Tools" ; "Just This" ; "from Home" ; "From El Monte" ; :A Very Cold Day" ; "The Trumpet Vine" ; "Cold House" [Perishable Press] ; "Priorities" [post card] ; "A Kind of Psychology" [post card]
Box 5

CD: "Birdsongs" Accession no. 2002-010

Box 5

CD: "Three Songs From Home" Accession no. 2002-010

Box 5

Tape: Olson Reading Home Accession no. 2002-010

Box 5

Books Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

La Vida de Jesus [translation of The Life of Jesus] ; Seaview [English Publication] ; Seaview, U.S.A. [French translation] ; Sitting in Guesvik. Black Mesa press. ; Reading. Friend of Typography. ; Tow Standards. Salient Seedling Press. ; Still/Quiet. Landlocked Press. ; Aesthetics. Membrane Press. ; Pig/s Book. Dr. Generosity press. ; The Wrestlers and Other Poems. Barlenmir House.
Box 5

Books: the perishable press Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

Fishing ; BirdSongs ; Maps ; The Pool ; Worms into Nails ; Doctor Miriam ; The Brand ; Three and One
Box 6

A few magazine publications Accession no. 2002-010

Box 6

Card Catalogue of all publications: 1965-1987 Accession no. 2002-010

Box 6

Dorit [chamber opera]: tape and libretto Accession no. 2002-010

Box 6

Chihuahua [chamber opera]: tape and libretto Accession no. 2002-010

Box 6

CD: Olson reading, 10-6-01, Woodland Patterns, Milwaukee Accession no. 2002-010

Box 6

TAPE: musical pieces: Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

Reading [short story] ; Facing [poem] ; John Leonard NPR review of Dorit in Lesbos ; NPR interview with Epstein and Olson, re. Dorit [opera]
Box 6

Photographs Accession no. 2002-010

Box 7

Correspondence Accession no. 2002-010

Scope and Content Note

Includes important letter from Denise Levertov re her divorce
Box 8

Untitled : typescript poems,1966 - 1973 Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript
Box 8

Unfinished business : poems / by Toby Olson, ca. 1990 Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript
Box 8

We are the fire : a selection of poem, 1970 - 1984 / by Toby Olson, ca. 1984 Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript
Box 8

Untitled : typescript poems,1967 - 1985 Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript
Box 8

Untitled : typescript poems,1972 - 1973 ; n.d. Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript
Box 8

Untitled : typescript poems,1972 - 1985 Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript
Box 8

The sky is a big circle, and we are in the center, safe / by Toby Olson, n.d. Accession no. 2002-010

Physical Description: 1 typed manuscript