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Guide to the Fanny Howe Papers, 1981-1995
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Series 1. Manuscripts and typescripts

Box 1, Folder 1

O'clockFall 1995

Physical Description: Ring-bound, white wrappers, 90 pp. Fair copy, virtually, though ink corrections on two leaves at least

Scope and Content Note

Poems
Box 1, Folder 2.124

Bronte Wilde : penultimate draft : corrected ts, n.d.

Physical Description: 183 leaves, in rough order. Much paste up & corrected texts; some mechanically reproduced leaves

Scope and Content Note

Fiction
Box 1, Folder 3.134

Saving history : summary treatment from the novel & corrected ts, n.d.

Physical Description: 20 pp. summary treatment + 3 p. corrected ts. + 184 pp. corrected ts. + 1 leaf ms.

Scope and Content Note

Fiction
Box 1, Folder 4.147

Poems in corrected typescript. [Folder is mislabeled "Travel"]n.d.

Physical Description: 120 leaves, including a few prose pieces ; draft of one letter ; a few ms. leaves on ruled yellow foolscap. Much correction in ink throughout.

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Proposal for a collection of Essays, 1 p. -- Puella songs [completed Holy Week, 1994] -- Strand -- For Tom Raworth -- The only way
Box 1, Folder 5.152

Inquest and experience : ts & ms, n.d.

Physical Description: 13 leaves of ms on ruled yellow foolscap + 10 leaves ts., very heavily corrected throughout

Scope and Content Note

Includes: drafts of poems
Box 2, Folder 6.163

Tis of thee : seven year project "to be performed with jazz in San Diego" [1 of 2]n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6.465

Tis of thee : seven year project "to be performed with jazz in San Diego" [2 of 2]n.d.

Box 2, Folder 7.173

Africa America : a love story : typescripts, cut up, pasted up. -- London, n.d.

Physical Description: 54 leaves with short prose passages on recto & verso & 5 related pages
Box 2, Folder 8.183

Fear : draft, 1993 Oct. 2

Physical Description: 64 sections, each section being (usually) 2 sheets taped together

Scope and Content Note

Includes corrected ts.
Box 2, Folder 9

Miscellaneous short pieces1991-1992

Physical Description: 52 leaves, ts & ms, corrected ts.

Scope and Content Note

Includes: The Netherworld -- Victory -- Latin -- Bad eyes
Box 2, Folder 10.1104

Prose work set in or near Boston with characters Ellen, Mason, and Blaise : drafts,n.d.

Physical Description: 50 p.

Scope and Content Note

This group may belong to "Fear". With related sheets beginning "What was the thing ... ", 18 p. Also includes related text: Premise, Jamaica Plain, 6 p., an important prose outline of the whole project.
Box 2, Folder 11

The birth of error (from: The mother : a progress), n.d.

Physical Description: 12 p., corrected ts.

Scope and Content Note

Related to: Tis of thee, which is mentioned in passing.
Box 2, Folder 12.1123

Scraps and fragments related to Fear,n.d.

Physical Description: 47 p., lightly corrected ts.
Box 2, Folder 13.1132

Project with Maureen Owensn.d.

Scope and Content Note

Includes: 2 tls from Maureen Owens, 1991 - 2 p. -- ALS from Bob Grenier, 2 p. -- 43 leaves (xeroxed) texts
Box 2, Folder 14

Saving history n.d.

Physical Description: 1 ms. leaf + 2 xeroxed sheets
Box 2, Folder 15

Be again : voiceover,n.d.

Physical Description: 6 p., ts

Scope and Content Note

Text for voiceover for video filmed in Ireland.
Box 2, Folder 16.1163

Bronte Wilde : intermediate draft of new version [1 of 2]n.d.

Physical Description: 170 leaves; some corrected, some pasted up
Box 3, Folder 16.4

Bronte Wilde : intermediate draft of new version [2 of 2]n.d.

Physical Description: 170 leaves; some corrected, some pasted up
Box 3, Folder 17

London notebook : ts, corrected, 1993-1994

Physical Description: 76 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Contents are autobiographical and include frequent correction in ink.
Box 3, Folder 18.1182

Manuscript notebook, Boston - UK1993-1994

Physical Description: 1 v. : brown cloth, gilt, ca. 5x7 in., signed + 12 leaves of mss/notes tipped in
Box 3, Folder 19.1194

NOD [previously: October] : poems, corrected ts,1996 Jan. 15

Physical Description: 1 v. (93 p.) : ringbound, blue wrappers. Notes on plain covers in ink.

Scope and Content Note

Includes "mid-draft", ts, velo-bound in yellow wrappers and later draft, 134 p., ts, very few marks
Box 3, Folder 20.1204

SALT : middle draft,n.d.

Physical Description: 118 leaves ; corrected ts., with yellow post-it tabs

Scope and Content Note

Internal title: The Children's progress from the dream world to the world which is delivered under the likeness of a dream. Includes additional version, London, n.d., 129 leaves, no corrections, but at least one paste-on.
Box 4, Folder 21

Manuscript notebook accompanying SALT typescriptsn.d.

Physical Description: ringbound, blue illus. covers. 152 p. closely written holograph ink

Scope and Content Note

Includes creative text.
 

Series 2. Correspondence with established authors

Box 4, Folder 1

Beckett, Samuel. ANS to Mary, Paris, 1981 Sept. 11

Physical Description: 1 ans + envelope

Scope and Content Note

Letter offers sympathy to Mary for difficult times which she is experiencing.
Box 4, Folder 2

Beckett, Samuel. ANS to Fanny Howe, Paris, 1981 Sept. 11

Physical Description: 1 ans + envelope

Scope and Content Note

Letter expresses sympathy to Fanny Howe on behalf of Mary for difficult times that Mary is experiencing. Indicates that he does not have Mary's address.
Box 4, Folder 3

Corbett, William. Poet1993 - 1995

Physical Description: 11 als + 11 acs
Box 4, Folder 4.142

Mirsky, Mark. Novelist1992 - 1994

Physical Description: 7 tls + 63 p., typed texts
Box 4, Folder 5

Walker, Alice1983 - 1987, n.d.

Physical Description: 10 als + 1 tls

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters beginning on the day after Walker's 39th birthday. Letters relate to Walker's relationship with Robert, feelings for Howe's struggles for teaching and health, and on Tillie Olsen's meanness in tearing apart a Walker essay on Martin Luther King, Jr. she had sent to Olsen but which was returned "torn up".
 

Series 3. Correspondence, general

Box 4, Folder 1

Banks, Russell

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 4, Folder 2

Browne, Laynie

Box 4, Folder 3

Codrescu, Andrei

Box 4, Folder 4

Cole, Peter

Box 4, Folder 5

Creeley, Robert - APC1993

Box 4, Folder 6

d'Ormesson, Donatella

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 4, Folder 7

Davis, Leslie

Box 4, Folder 8

Davison, Peter

Box 4, Folder 9

deLissovoy, Peter. Author of FEEL GOOD1988-1991

Physical Description: 23 letters
Box 4, Folder 10

EL1993 Sept. 30

Box 4, Folder 11

Foye, Raymond - APC

Box 4, Folder 12

Gams, John

Box 4, Folder 13

Green, Paul. UK publisher1995

Physical Description: 8 letters + 7 envelopes
Box 4, Folder 14

Greenfield, Amy

Box 4, Folder 15

Guest, Barbara

Box 4, Folder 16

Hambone [note: added to C27 - Nathaniel Mackey, same person]

Box 4, Folder 17

Hausman, Fredrik

Box 4, Folder 18

Hejinian, Lyn. Poet1986 - 1995

Physical Description: 8 letters + 1 postcard
Box 4, Folder 19

High, John1992

Physical Description: 20 leaves
Box 4, Folder 20

Howe, Fanny to Peter Gizzi [retained copy]

Box 4, Folder 21

Johnston, Devin

Box 4, Folder 22

Kozberg, Joanne

Box 4, Folder 23

L'Heureux, John

Box 4, Folder 24

Lee, Don

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 4, Folder 25

Loren, Davi

Box 4, Folder 26

Lovell, Thoreau

Box 4, Folder 27

Mackey, Nathaniel

Box 4, Folder 28

Manson, Peter

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 4, Folder 29

Mayer, Bernadette1994

Physical Description: 2 als
Box 4, Folder 30

Messerli, Douglas. Sun & Moon Press

Physical Description: 3 letters + signed agreement; proof cover
Box 4, Folder 31

Miles with peoms

Box 4, Folder 32

Morrow, Brad

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 4, Folder 33

Mounkall, Stephen T.

Box 4, Folder 34

Muckle, John

Physical Description: 2 letters + Howe proofs + draft, Howe to Muckle
Box 4, Folder 35

O'Sullivan, Maggie

Box 4, Folder 36

O-BLEK

Box 4, Folder 37

Oerti, Katrin

Box 4, Folder 38

Ratner, Rochelle

Box 4, Folder 39

Rieselbach, Erik

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 4, Folder 40

Sherman, Ken

Physical Description: 5 letters
Box 4, Folder 41

Stein, Jean (Grant Street)

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 4, Folder 42

Sukenik, Ron

Physical Description: 1 form letter
Box 4, Folder 43

Tannahill, Anne

Box 4, Folder 44

Tobier, Richard

Box 4, Folder 45

Todd, Richard

Box 4, Folder 46

Treisman, Deborah

Scope and Content Note

Includes note on Grand Street xerox
Box 4, Folder 47

Wheeler, Susan

Box 4, Folder 48

Woods, Peggy

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 4, Folder 49

Xeroxed letters & copies forwarded

Physical Description: 30 p.
 

Series 4. Manuscripts by others

Box 5, Folder 1

Armantrout, Rae. Feminist politics and the meaning of clarity.n.d.

Physical Description: 14 p. xeroxed prose essay, inscribed.
Box 5, Folder 2

Fanny's tea : holograph poemn.d.

Physical Description: 1 p.
Box 5, Folder 3

Gander, Forest. Eggplants and lotus root.n.d.

Physical Description: 11 p. typescript, inscribed
Box 5, Folder 4

Gander, Forest. Hopkins leap : typescriptn.d.

Physical Description: 3 p. typescript, inscribed
Box 5, Folder 5

Grenier, Robertn.d.

Physical Description: 16 leaves of text
Box 5, Folder 6

Rodefer, Stepehn. Moncanard1995

Physical Description: 1 v. (30 p.) : initialed. No. 3 of 7.
Box 5, Folder 7

Walker, Alice. Coming in from the cold : speech draft,ca. 1984

Physical Description: 18 leaves, inscribed to Fanny Howe, mechanically reproduced, corrections revealed

Scope and Content Note

Draft of speech eventually given by Walker at the National Writers Union, New York City, 1984 Oct. 19.
 

Series 5. Contracts and Agreements

Box 5, Folder 1

Contracts and agreements of Fanny Howe

Physical Description: Includes contracts and agreements with: Avon (2); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Naropa Institute; Sun & Moon Press
 

Series 6. Ephemera

Box 5, Folder 1

Ephemera

Physical Description: 22 p.

Scope and Content Note

Includes flyers, announcements, posters (some involving Howe), curriculum vita, 3p.
 

Series 7. Reviews and notices

Box 5, Folder 1

Reviews and notices

Scope and Content Note

Includes 18 p. essay on Howe by Jean Day, with cover tls; plus 16 p. related material, including a few letters & xeroxes of letters