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Guide to the David Gitin Papers, 1968-1993.
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Part I. Correspondence with George Oppen

Folder 1

1. Responding to Bricoleur. Mentions Weinberger, Aug 9, 1968

Physical Description: TLS, 1p.
Folder 1

2. On Jeffers.Jan 6, 1969

Physical Description: TLS, 1p
Folder 1

3. Very descriptive of place - Maine spots.July 14, 1969

Physical Description: TLS, 1p.
Folder 1

4. Responding to Gitin's poems with very close exam.Dec 15, 1969

Physical Description: TLS, 2pp
Folder 1

4 lines, response to Gitin poem, enclosed, Feb 10, 1970

Physical Description: TNS, 1p.
Folder 1

6. Gitin is very promising; Oppen is an old man; one poem of Gitin's is irritating.Feb 15, 1970

Physical Description: TLS, 1p
Folder 1

7. Tiny ink sketch. n.d.

Physical Description: 5 lines.
Folder 1

8. gift for Gitin new home: From "Some Fan Francisco Poems". n.d.

Physical Description: Poem typed 1p, signed "George".
Folder 1

9. Short ANS, he heard Gitin on radio-"very fine indeed".May 23, 1970

Folder 1

10. 1 line ANS. "stay well y corragio George".June 2, 1970

Folder 1

11. "Dear Novice... Sept 17, 1970

Physical Description: 12 line TLS.
Folder 1

12. 2 line ANS.Nov 23, 1970

Folder 1

13. Copy of Oppen's recommendation of Gitin. "during last three years I have talked on numerous occasions...I have been Feb 28 1971

Physical Description: Carbon TS 7 lines,
Folder 1

14. Tinkering with a poetic line.April 28 1971

Physical Description: TNS, 4 lines
Folder 1

15.. On Maine, the beats, Kenner.July 30, 1971

Physical Description: TLS, 1p
Folder 1

16. Continuation ofcontent from previous letterJuly 31, 1971

Physical Description: TLS, 1p.
Folder 1

17. About Gitin & poetry itself.Dec 13, 1971

Physical Description: TLS, 1p.
Folder 1

18. "Good Luck!"/"George."Jan 30, 1972

Physical Description: TLS,
Folder 1

19. Went to Stanford to hear Gunn & Levine. Praises Rod Taylor & his FLORIDA EAST COAST CHAMPION. My beloved former wrapper Chuchk Miller did the illus for that book!April 13, 1972

Physical Description: TLS, 1p, with a poem in the text
Folder 1

20. TL to Maria, Yes on Gitin, no on Vangelisti, Oct 13, 1972

Physical Description: 1p.
Folder 1

21. On language; holing up; Sumac book due.Nov 9, 1972

Physical Description: TLS, 1p.
Folder 1

22. Close responses to poems.n.d.

Physical Description: TLS, 1p.
Folder 2

APC23. Jan 2, 1973

Folder 2

24. On Gitin's response to his book. On Bunting.Feb 13, 1973

Physical Description: TLS, 1p
Folder 2

25. 6 line ANS.March 25, 1973

Folder 2

26. "Teaching, lecturing, showing off, whatever"April 1973

Physical Description: TLS, l/2p
Folder 2

27. Readings in offing, good that Ginsberg & Cage responded.April 5, 1973

Physical Description: TLS, 1p
Folder 2

1p. 28. Responds to Gitin's work. "I am limited, obsessed by my own purposes."Oct 31, 1973

Physical Description: TLS
Folder 2

29. Sending proofs to press. Theorizes about poetiy, succinctly.Nov 11, 1973

Physical Description: TL, 1p,
Folder 2

30. TLS, plus Gitin's poem, ANNOTATED BY OPPEN.Jan 5, 1974

Physical Description: 2pp,
Folder 2

31. To Maria Gitin. ANSMarch 22, 1974

Physical Description: 1p.
Folder 2

32. On meaning in poetry.April 16, 1974

Physical Description: TLS, 1/2 p.
Folder 2

33. On Gitin's bibliog of Oppen, article I guess.Oct 7, 1974

Folder 2

34. note on letter from Botoomfish Mag ed to Oppen forwarded to Gitin.Jan 22, 1976

Folder 2

35. ANS, he would like the EPICTETUS also. To Maria Gitin.May 1976

Folder 2

36. Long TLS, 1p to Christopher Middleton recommending Gitin, with cover ALS to GitinOct 15, 1976

Physical Description: 1p.
Folder 2

37. TLS from Middleton to Oppen, with note, Oppen to Gitin.

Physical Description: 1p.
Folder 2

ALS, full page (unusual), with typed poem enclosed "for safe-keeping"June 6, 1977

Folder 2

38. "THAT WHICH IS STRANGE" - Best letter so far.

Physical Description: 2pp.
Folder 2

39. ALS, full, very unusual for Oppen to use this mode.Aug 3, 1977

Physical Description: 3pp.
Folder 2

40. ALS, On Oppen bibliog.Aug 1977

Physical Description: 1p.
Folder 2

41. On Gitin divorce, remarkable little Un.d.

Physical Description: l/2p.
Folder 2

42. TLS Nov 25, 1977

Physical Description: l/2p.
Folder 7

Nice photo of Duncan, Oppen, Enslin, & Economou at Grand Rapids

Physical Description: 8 x 10.
Folder 7

Oppen. EPIGRAM.

Physical Description: Typed poem, 1p
Folder 7

Oppen. UNDER THE HOT SUN IN THE SOIL. MSS POEM,

Physical Description: signed, 1p.
Folder 8

Oppen. ORIGINAL VERSION of Oppen's DISCRETE SERIES TS,

Physical Description: Xerox
Folder 9

Vincent (Steve) THE BALLAD OF ARTIE BREMER. SF: Momo1974

Folder 10

Oppen (George) -.

Physical Description: 3 snapshots
Folder 10

Oppen (Mary) Oblong mounted photo,

Scope and Content Note

vintage print, on porch with family as young woman, RARE. Plus vintage mounted photo ofMary Oppen at a young girl.
 

Part II. Other Correspondence

Folder 3

1. Charles Amirkhanian. APC 1984

Folder 3

Robert Bly, ALS1973

Physical Description: 1p.
Folder 3

3. David Bromige. APC

Folder 3

4. John Cage. ANS 1975

Folder 3

5. Cid Corman. APC,; ALS, 1989.; TLS, 1989.1984

Folder 3

6. Fielding Dawson. TPCS,. About Gitin's THE CALL.1984

Folder 3

7. Robert Creeley. APC, 1984; APC, 1973. Poem APC,.1977

Folder 3

8. LeRoi Jones (Baraka) APCS; T biog resume, annotated;

Physical Description: 8x10 photo, 3pp
Folder 3

9. Diane Di Prima. APC; Brdsde poem, "Peter Hartman's Sequence" 1991

Physical Description: signed,.
Folder 3

10. Edward Dorn. ANS, 1991

Folder 4

11. Larry Eigner. Tpoem, on env flap; TLS,

Physical Description: 4pp, including Xerox
Folder 5

12. Theodore Enslin, TNS. 1990

Folder 5

13. George Evans, APC 1991.

Folder 5

14. Allen Ginsberg. APC 1977.

Folder 5

15. Darrell Gray. US,.1977

Scope and Content Note

(poet, suicide; or dead of drink)
Folder 5

16. Joanne Kyger. APC.

Folder 5

17. Jack Marshall. ALS,.1984

Folder 5

18. Michael McClure. 1975

Physical Description: FLEA 100, French-fold, , 1/150 with TLS on leaf Als, 1967; ms
Folder 5

19. David Meltzer, APC.1984

Folder 5

20. Maureen Owen. APC.1979

Folder 5

21. Michael Palmer. APC.1993

Folder 6

22. Carl Rakosi (Caliman Rawley)1984

Physical Description: TNS,
Folder 6

23. Kit Robinson, ANS,. ALS,; APC, 1986

Physical Description: 1p.
Folder 6

24. Ronald Silliman. APC; ANS, 1989

Folder 6

25. Robert Sward. TNS; TPC,. US, 1990, response to Gitin's book 1990

Folder 6

26. Nathaniel Tam. APC,.1990

Folder 6

27. Jeanne Pomy Vega. 1978

Physical Description: 1p, Good TLS.
Folder 6

28. ROMANCE. Brdsde, by Ann Waldman1985

Physical Description: folded as mailed, inscribed,
Folder 6

29. John Wieners. 1973

Physical Description: 2pp.Good ALS,