Inventory of the Alan Bacher Williamson Papers D-522

Sara Gunasekara
University of California, Davis General Library, Dept. of Special Collections
2012
1st Floor, Shields Library, University of California
100 North West Quad
Davis, CA 95616-5292
speccoll@ucdavis.edu
URL: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/specol/


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis General Library, Dept. of Special Collections
Title: Alan Bacher Williamson Papers
Creator: Williamson, Alan (Alan Bacher), 1944-
Identifier/Call Number: D-522
Physical Description: 5.4 linear feet
Date (inclusive): circa 1960-2010
Abstract: Alan B. Williamson, Professor of English at the University of California, Davis, is an author of poetry, short stories, and books on poetry. His works include: Westernness: a Meditation (2006), Almost a Girl: Male Writers and Female Identification (2001), Eloquence and Mere Life: Essays on the Art of Poetry (1994), Presence: Poems (1983), and Pity the Monsters: The Political Vision of Robert Lowell (1974), among others. The Alan Bacher Williamson Papers contain his poems, plays, short stories, and writing notebooks, as well as literary correspondence, and manuscripts by Frank Bidart and Richard Wertime.
Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Alan Bacher Williamson was born on January 24, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois to George and Jehanne (Bacher) Williamson. He earned a B.A. from Haverford College (1964), and an M.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1969) from Harvard University.
Williamson worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia (1969-1975), Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University (1977-1980), and Lecturer at Brandeis University (1980-1982) before joining the University of California, Davis faculty as Assistant Professor in 1982. Professor Williamson has served as Professor of English at UC Davis since 1983.
His works include: Westernness: a Meditation (2006), The Pattern More Complicated: New and Selected Poems (2004), Almost a Girl: Male Writers and Female Identification (2001), Res Publica (1998), Love and the Soul (1995), Eloquence and Mere Life: Essays on the Art of Poetry (1994), The Muse of Distance: Poems (1988), Introspection and Contemporary Poetry (1984), Presence: Poems (1983), and Pity the Monsters: The Political Vision of Robert Lowell (1974).
Sources:
"Alan B. Williamson." University of California, Davis. Dept. of English website. http://english.ucdavis.edu/people/directory/fzalanb . Accessed July 9, 2010.
Contemporary Authors, Detroit: Gale Research Co, 1976. volume(s) 57-60.

Scope and Content

The Alan Bacher Williamson Papers contain his poems (circa 1960-1975), plays (1963-1966), short stories (1961-1964), and writing notebooks (1968-1997), as well as literary correspondence (1963-1981), and manuscripts by Williamson's friends Frank Bidart and Richard Wertime.
Future installments are expected from Professor Williamson.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in four series: 1. Biographical Materials, 2. Works by Williamson, 3. Correspondence, and 4. Works by Others.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie. Archives intern Rachelle Caouette incorporated later accessions.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alan Bacher Williamson, 2010-2015.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alan Bacher Williamson Papers, D-522, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

American poetry--20th century
Williamson, Alan (Alan Bacher), 1944---Archives
Bidart, Frank, 1939-
Wertime, Richard
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives

 

Series 1 Biographical Materials 1968-1990

Scope and Contents

Fellowship applications; teaching position applications; and materials related to job search. Correspodence regarding tenure positions, guest editorship and authoring book.
box-folder 6:30

University of Virginia - tenure decision; etc. 1968-1975

box-folder 6:26

Fellowship applications and correspondence 1971-1990

box-folder 6:31

Job Hunting 1976-1982

box-folder 3:21

Ploughshares - guest editorship correspondence 1980-1981 undated

box-folder 6:33

UC Davis - tenure correspondence 1982-1983

box-folder 6:29

Harvard correspondence - proposed long term book 1989 - 1990

 

Series 2 Works by Williamson circa 1960-1997

Scope and Contents

Arranged in five subseries: Poems, Plays, Short Stories, Writing Notebooks, and Other Works.
 

Subseries 2.1 Poems circa 1960-1975

Scope and Contents

Arranged in five subseries: Undergraduate Poems, Graduate School Poems, Later Graduate School Poems, Charlottesville Poems, and Other Poems.
 

Subseries 2.1.1 Undergraduate Poems circa 1960-1964

Physical Description: 34 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
The poems are undated but were written circa 1960-1964 during Williamson's undergraduate years.
box-folder 1:1

"Adam Descending" undated

box-folder 1:2

"Ambivalences in March," "Rot at Solstice" undated

box-folder 1:3

"Autumnal" undated

box-folder 1:4

"Ballad" undated

box-folder 1:5

"Bastards were frequent..." undated

box-folder 1:6

"Before I spoke..." undated

box-folder 1:7

"Births and Deaths" undated

box-folder 1:8

"The Closing of the Aragon Ballroom" undated

box-folder 1:9

"Collage" undated

box-folder 1:10

"Corona" undated

box-folder 1:11

"Easter Morning" undated

box-folder 1:12

"Elegy" undated

box-folder 1:13

"Firenze" undated

box-folder 1:14

"In Memory of Robinson Jeffers" undated

box-folder 1:15

"In the night of dying stars" undated

box-folder 1:16

"Laid waste my harvest" undated

Scope and Contents

draft
box-folder 1:17

"Memory and Belief" undated

box-folder 1:18

"Music for Karen's Wedding" undated

box-folder 1:19

"Night Watch" undated

box-folder 1:20

"Now is spun forth...." undated

box-folder 1:21

"Poem," "Inscription in January" undated

box-folder 1:22

"The Renewal" undated

box-folder 1:23

"Restaurant" undated

box-folder 1:24

Rilke translations undated

box-folder 1:25

"The Ruins" undated

box-folder 1:26

"Sacred Vertigo" undated

box-folder 1:27

"Slow / Movements" undated

box-folder 1:28

"Summer" undated

box-folder 1:29

"Thunderhead in August" undated

box-folder 1:30

"To a Discordant Beach" undated

box-folder 1:31

"Le Tombeau d'Arthur Rimbaud" undated

box-folder 1:32

"Walking and Vision" undated

box-folder 1:33

"Wedding Song" undated

box-folder 1:34

"The Winter Loves" undated

 

Subseries 2.1.2 Graduate School Poems circa 1964-1969

Physical Description: 27 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
The poems are undated but were written circa 1964-1969 during Williamson's graduate school years.
box-folder 1:35

"Autumn Clarity" undated

box-folder 1:36

"Beelzebub on the First of September" undated

box-folder 1:37

"The Cripple's House" undated

box-folder 1:38

"Dark of the Moon" undated

box-folder 1:39

"The Dead Bride" undated

box-folder 1:40

"The Death of the Janitor" undated

box-folder 1:41

"The Duelists" undated

box-folder 1:42

"During a Summer Rain" undated

box-folder 1:43

"Good Friday Riding Westward" undated

box-folder 1:44

"Houses in Summer" undated

box-folder 1:45

"Jo and Geoffrey in the Churchyard" undated

box-folder 1:46

"Journey After Illness" undated

box-folder 1:47

"Journeys" undated

box-folder 1:48

"The Judgments of Dawn" undated

box-folder 1:49

"Laurie" undated

box-folder 1:50

"Moulting Weather" undated

box-folder 1:51

"My Grandmother's Death" undated

box-folder 1:52

"Nostalgia (Ungaretti)" undated

box-folder 1:53

"Nympholepsy: Chicago" undated

box-folder 1:54

"Ode to Henry Thoreau" undated

box-folder 1:55

"On the Huron Avenue Bus" undated

box-folder 1:56

"A Premature Elegy for Mr. Auden" undated

box-folder 1:57

"The Rebuildings" undated

box-folder 1:58

"Spring Litany" undated

box-folder 1:59

"Spring Studies 2: The Radios" undated

box-folder 1:60

"Ulro: Night at M.I.T." undated

box-folder 1:61

"Walk Now, and Note the Lover's Death" undated

 

Subseries 2.1.3 Later Graduate School Poems circa 1966-1969

Physical Description: 24 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
box-folder 1:62

"All Through the Night" undated

box-folder 1:63

"April 5, 1968" undated

box-folder 1:64

"Aubade, Reconstructed in Tranquility" undated

box-folder 1:65

"Chicago April" undated

box-folder 1:66

"Clara Is A Stained-Glass Window" undated

box-folder 1:67

"A Classroom on the Tenth Floor" undated

box-folder 1:68

"The Confessional (after Baudelaire)" undated

box-folder 1:69

"During First Illness, 1956" undated

box-folder 1:70

"Family Happiness" undated

box-folder 1:71

"A First Night Away From Home" undated

box-folder 1:72

"Frizzled John Dryden" undated

box-folder 1:73

"Hammond Street Twilights" undated

box-folder 1:74

"A Hypothetical Letter" undated

box-folder 1:75

"An Illustration from the Ramayana" undated

box-folder 1:76

"Life After Birth, Sex After Marriage" undated

box-folder 1:77

"Matins in Avignon" undated

box-folder 1:78

"Robert Lowell In Cathedra" undated

box-folder 1:79

"The Second of May" undated

box-folder 1:80

"A Suicide Letter for Gerard de Nerval" undated

box-folder 1:81

"Sunday Hangover in Cambridge" undated

box-folder 1:82

"Tetanus" undated

box-folder 1:83

"313 Founders Hall" undated

box-folder 1:84

"Van Gogh's Asylum" undated

box-folder 1:85

"War in the Valley of Vision: Christmas 1967" undated

 

Subseries 2.1.4 Charlottesville Poems circa 1969-1975

Physical Description: 31 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
The poems are undated but were written circa 1969-1975 during Williamson's time in Charlottesville, Virginia.
box-folder 1:86

"Bernini's Proserpine" undated

box-folder 1:87

"C., Again" undated

box-folder 1:88

"Cambridge 1964" undated

box-folder 1:89

"A Career: Matisse" undated

box-folder 1:90

"Customs of the Barbarians" undated

box-folder 1:91

"Dirty Old Teacher Poem" undated

box-folder 1:92

"Dream Without End" undated

box-folder 1:93

"The First Spring Nights" undated

box-folder 1:94

"Friends Who Have Failed" undated

box-folder 1:95

"The Hotel with a View of the Jungfrau" undated

box-folder 1:96

"If, on Your First Love's Wedding Day" undated

box-folder 1:97

"In the Town Of Springhill, Nova Scotia" undated

box-folder 1:98

"Interior with Seated Woman" undated

box-folder 1:99

"Intruder" undated

box-folder 1:100

"Last Autumn in Charlottesville" undated

box-folder 1:101

"Late Words to C." undated

box-folder 1:102

"Letter from Ravenna" undated

box-folder 1:103

"Mirror-Portrait" undated

box-folder 1:104

"The Mountains" undated

box-folder 1:105

"The Muse of Distance" undated

box-folder 1:106

"A Progress of the Soul" undated

box-folder 1:107

"A Prologue" undated

box-folder 1:108

"The Revolution Comes to Charlottesville, Va." undated

box-folder 1:109

"Secrets" undated

box-folder 1:110

"The Seventies" undated

box-folder 1:111

"Spring Trains" undated

box-folder 1:112

"Temporary Earth" undated

box-folder 1:113

"To Think of Sex in America" undated

box-folder 1:114

"Trois Gymnopedies" undated

box-folder 1:115

"Twelfth Night and the Power Failure" undated

box-folder 1:116

"Young in New York" undated

 

Subseries 2.1.5 Other Poems 1960-1977

box-folder 3:2

Muse of Distance - excluded poems undated

box-folder 3:4

Published poems - Post Res Publica - pattern complicated undated

box-folder 3:5

Love and the Soul - rewritings; European poetry - Jeffers & some Taylor undated

box-folder 3:6

Muse of Distance - drafts of title poem undated

box-folder 3:7

Prose "Muse of Distance" undated

box-folder 3:8

"Muse of Distance" poems - Pre-California: Freud & If There Is; The Trees of the Forest; other poems and drafts 1977

box-folder 3:11

"Love and the Soul": with Paul Breslin's comments undated

box-folder 3:12

MSS - "Epilogue", "Listening to Puccini Again, After a Year", "Love and the Soul" undated

box-folder 3:13

New Poems undated

box-folder 3:14

"The Muse of Distance" - first collected copy undated

box-folder 3:15

"Res Publica" Part II - drafts undated

box-folder 3:16

"Presence" - early versions undated

box-folder 3:17

"Res Publica" - Part I - drafts, tables of contents, friends' critiques undated

box-folder 3:22

"Muse of Distance" - correspondence with Knopf undated

box-folder 4:1

Recitation undated

box-folder 4:2

"Requited Love" and "Travelling in Marriage" undated

box-folder 4:4

Later "Love and the Soul" poems - drafts undated

box-folder 4:5

"Love and the Soul" undated

box-folder 6:13

Newspaper Clippings - story behind poem "Dreams of Sacrifice" 1968

box-folder 6:17

Poetry manuscripts 1960-1962

box-folder 6:19

Poetry manuscripts 1964-1970

 

Subseries 2.2 Plays 1962-1966

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
box-folder 1:117

"The Marble Lovers" 1966

box-folder 1:118

"A Passion" 1962

box-folder 1:119

"Quetzalcoatl" 1963

box-folder 6:14

Sophomore Class Night Play (Harvard 1962) 1962

 

Subseries 2.3 Short Stories 1961-1964

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
box-folder 1:120

"The Attempt" 1961

box-folder 1:121

"Proserpine" 1964

Scope and Contents

drafts
box-folder 1:122

"The Return" 1961

Scope and Contents

page proofs, never printed
box-folder 1:123

"Two Days Across the Tracks" 1962

 

Subseries 2.4 Writing Notebooks 1964-1999

Scope and Contents

Arranged chronologically.
box-folder 6:23

Writing Notebook - Europe (Summer) 1964

box-folder 2:1

1968-1969

box-folder 2:2

Charlottesville 1970-1975

box-folder 2:3

Charlottesville and Europe 1974-1976

box-folder 2:4

Europe and Cambridge 1975-1978

box-folder 2:5

1976-1977

box-folder 2:6

1977-1978

box-folder 2:7

1977-1979

box-folder 2:8

1978-1981

box-folder 2:9

1980-1981

box-folder 2:10

1980-1982

box-folder 2:11

1981

box-folder 2:12

1983 Fall

box-folder 2:13

1984-1985

box-folder 2:14

1984-1985

box-folder 2:15

1985

box-folder 2:16

1985-1986

box-folder 2:17

1986

box-folder 2:18

1986

box-folder 2:19

1986

box-folder 2:20

1986

box-folder 2:21

1986-1987

box-folder 2:22

1986-1988

box-folder 2:23

1987

box-folder 2:24

1987-1988

box-folder 2:25

1987-1989

box-folder 2:26

1988

box-folder 2:27

1988 Summer

box-folder 2:28

1988-1989

box-folder 2:29

1989

box-folder 2:30

1989

box-folder 2:31

1989

box-folder 2:32

late 1980s

box-folder 2:33

late 1980s-early 1990s

box-folder 2:34

1990

box-folder 2:35

1990

box-folder 2:36

1990

box-folder 2:37

1990-1991

box-folder 2:38

1990-1993

box-folder 2:39

1991

box-folder 2:40

1992

box-folder 2:41

1992

box-folder 2:42

1992

box-folder 2:43

1992 Fall

box-folder 2:44

1992 October 17

box-folder 2:45

1992-1993

box-folder 2:46

1993

box-folder 2:47

1995

box-folder 2:48

1995

box-folder 2:49

1995

box-folder 2:50

1995

box-folder 2:51

1995

box-folder 2:52

1996

box-folder 2:53

1996

box-folder 2:54

1996-1998

box-folder 2:55

1997

box-folder 2:56

1997

box-folder 2:57

1997

 

Subseries 2.5 Other Works 1977-1996

Scope and Contents

Essays and coursework from high school, college, and graduate school. Reviews and translations.
box-folder 3:1

Hart Crane 1984 undated

box-folder 3:3

Mac Dowell - submission charts 1989

box-folder 3:9

Larkin Essay undated

box-folder 3:10

Lowell - Essay and Memoir undated

box-folder 3:18

Eloquence and "Mere Life" - drafts undated

box-folder 3:19

Pulitzer Prize 1996

box-folder 3:20

Tate Essay and correspondence - articles, notes, and "Language Against Itself" undated

box-folder 4:3

Palfom - Table of Contents undated

box-folder 4:6

Reviews and Essays - Charlottesville years undated

box-folder 4:7

College course papers - undergraduate undated

box-folder 4:8-9

Graduate School - course papers undated

box-folder 6:15

College & High School Essays undated

box-folder 6:16

Play "Cottonwood Leaves" and other High School writings (1958) 1958

box-folder 6:18

Statement for grad poetry workshop, Univ. of Virginia undated

box-folder 6:20

Essay version of "Pity the Monsters" with comments by David Perkins 1966 -1967

box-folder 6:21

Freshman year novel with comments by Isabel Satterthwaite 1961

box-folder 6:22

Fiction Attempts 1960

box-folder 6:24

"Looking for Buddhism in India" - unpublished essay 2004

box-folder 6:25

Pulitzer Prize nominating jury notes 1999

box-folder 6:27

Harvard University Press - correspondence and press clippings on "Introspection and Contemporary Poetry" 1978 - 1985 undated

box-folder 6:28

Background material for "Introspection and Contemporary Poetry" undated

box-folder 6:32

Interview with Gary Snyder for Poetry Foundation undated

box-folder 6:34

Montale Essay and notes from Claire Huffman's class 1977

box-folder 6:35

"The Divided Image" - original draft of Djuna Barnes paper. First published essay and comments by Guy Davenport undated

box-folder 6:36

Translations of French Poet Andre Marissel undated

box-folder 6:38

Reviews 1970 - 1980

 

Series 3 Correspondence 1963-2010

Scope and Contents

Contains Williamson's incoming and outgoing literary correspondence which discusses publication of his work.
Arranged into three subseries: Outgoing, Incoming, and Pity the Monsters book.
 

Subseries 3.1 Outgoing 1968-1975

Physical Description: 18 folders

Scope and Contents

Contains originals and carbon copy letters that Williamson sent to journals, magazines and publishers. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
box-folder 1:124

American Poetry Review 1975 July 20

box-folder 1:125

Follett Publishing Company 1971 June 30

box-folder 1:126

Gibson, Margaret 1974 February 24

box-folder 1:127

Houghton Mifflin Company 1972 August 5

box-folder 1:128

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 June 11

box-folder 1:129

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 June 24

box-folder 1:130

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 July 7

box-folder 1:131

Houghton Mifflin Company 1975 May 26

box-folder 1:132

Kayak 1975 January 25

box-folder 1:133

Alfred Knopf Inc. 1975 July 25

box-folder 1:134

New Yorker 1971 October 8

box-folder 1:135

New Yorker 1972 January 3

box-folder 1:136

New Yorker 1972 February 20

box-folder 1:137

New Yorker 1974 September 15

box-folder 1:138

Shenandoah 1974 May 10

box-folder 1:139

Tri-Quarterly 1968 September 16

box-folder 1:140

Viking Press 1975 February 24

box-folder 1:141

Yale University Press 1974 April 14

 

Subseries 3.2 Incoming 1963-2010

Physical Description: 107 folders

Scope and Contents

Contains letters from magazines, journals, and publishers discussing publication of Williamson's work. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
box-folder 1:142

Ackermann, Joan 1975 August 15

box-folder 1:143

American Book Review 1978 September 19

box-folder 1:144

American Poetry Review 1973 November 14

box-folder 1:145

American Poetry Review 1973 December 28

box-folder 1:146

American Poetry Review 1974 January 16

box-folder 1:147

American Poetry Review 1975 July 8

box-folder 1:148

Atlantic Monthly 1965 January 22

box-folder 1:149

Atlantic Monthly 1969 August 27

box-folder 1:150

Atheneum 1974 October 11

box-folder 1:151

Carroll, Paul 1971 November 5

box-folder 1:152

Carroll, Paul 1972 April 6

box-folder 1:153

Chelsea 1968 April 6

box-folder 1:154

Chelsea undated

box-folder 1:155

Critique 1963 October 2

box-folder 1:156

Doubleday 1973 September 7

box-folder 1:157

Doubleday 1973 December 11

box-folder 1:158

Faber and Faber Ltd. 1964 June 24

box-folder 1:159

Falmouth Review of Literature 1967 March 27

box-folder 1:160

Falmouth Review of Literature 1967 May 8

box-folder 1:161

Farrar, Straus Giroux 1971 September 29

box-folder 1:162

Farrar, Straus Giroux 1973 February 23

box-folder 1:163

Farrar, Straus Giroux 1978 July 27

box-folder 1:164

Follett Publishing Company 1971 January 19

box-folder 1:165

Follett Publishing Company 1971 May 4

box-folder 1:166

Follett Publishing Company 1971 August 10

box-folder 1:167

Follett Publishing Company 1971 September 13

box-folder 1:168

Follett Publishing Company 1972 July 27

box-folder 1:169

Gibson, Margaret 1974 February 8

box-folder 1:170

David R. Godine 1972 October 5

box-folder 1:171

David R. Godine 1973 June 5

box-folder 1:172

David R. Godine 1981 June 10

box-folder 1:173

Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1981 November 23

box-folder 1:174

Houghton Mifflin Company 1972 April 13

box-folder 1:175

Houghton Mifflin Company 1972 July 18

box-folder 1:176

Houghton Mifflin Company 1972 September 7

box-folder 1:177

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 June 3

box-folder 1:178

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 June 19

box-folder 1:179

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 June 28

box-folder 1:180

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 July 10

box-folder 1:181

Houghton Mifflin Company 1974 December 17

box-folder 1:182

Houghton Mifflin Company 1975 July 14

box-folder 1:183

Kayak 1974 December 19

box-folder 1:184

Kayak 1975 June 4

box-folder 1:185

Kenyon Review undated

box-folder 1:186

Alfred A. Knopf Inc. undated

box-folder 1:187

Alfred A. Knopf undated

box-folder 1:188

McCann, Richard 1974 April 20

box-folder 1:189

New American Review undated

box-folder 1:190

New Directions Publishing Corporation 1976 October 6

box-folder 1:191

New Review 1974 June 19

box-folder 1:192

New Yorker 1971 February 23

box-folder 1:193

New Yorker 1971 September 22

box-folder 1:194

New Yorker 1971 October 1

box-folder 1:195

New Yorker 1971 October 15

box-folder 1:196

New Yorker 1971 December 30

box-folder 1:197

New Yorker 1972 January 21

box-folder 1:198

New Yorker 1972 February 15

box-folder 1:199

New Yorker 1972 February 29

box-folder 1:200

New Yorker 1973 September 11

box-folder 1:201

New Yorker 1973 September 21

box-folder 1:202

New Yorker 1974 February 12

box-folder 1:203

New Yorker 1974 December 10

box-folder 1:204

New Yorker 1974 December 19

box-folder 1:205

New Yorker 1975 January 15

box-folder 1:206

New Yorker undated

box-folder 1:207

W.W. Norton Company 1980 July 3

box-folder 1:208

Partisan Review 1972 August 22

box-folder 1:209

Partisan Review 1973 February 1

box-folder 1:210

Poetry 1978 March 30

box-folder 1:211

Poetry 1971 October 1

box-folder 1:212

Poetry 1972 May 11

box-folder 1:213

Poetry 1978 June 12

box-folder 1:214

Poetry 1978 August 2

box-folder 1:215

Poetry 1979 February 2

box-folder 1:216

Poetry 1979 June 20

box-folder 1:217

Poetry undated

box-folder 1:218

Prairie Schooner 1970 October 31

box-folder 1:219

Princeton University Press 1976 January 9

box-folder 1:220

Quarterly Review of Literature 1971 January 26

box-folder 1:221

Quarterly Review of Literature 1974 November 23

box-folder 1:222

Quarterly Review of Literature undated

box-folder 1:223

Quarterly Review of Literature undated

box-folder 1:224

Quest 1967 September 28

box-folder 1:225

Quest 1967 October 25

box-folder 1:226

Sewanee Review 1976 December 9

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Sewanee Review 1977 March 2

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Shenandoah 1969 November 1

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Shenandoah 1969 December 27

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Shenandoah 1970 January 7

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Shenandoah 1973 September 26

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Shenandoah 1973 November 19

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Shenandoah 1974 May 15

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Shenandoah 1974 July 6

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Shenandoah 1974 July 22

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Shenandoah 1978 October 24

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Tri-Quarterly 1968 June 21

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University of Georgia Press 1976 March 23

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University of Massachusetts Press 1978 February 16

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University of Massachusetts Press 1981 March 6

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Viking Press Inc. 1975 March 4

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Viking Press Inc. 1975 May 15

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Virginia Quarterly Review 1970 April 23

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Wesleyan University Press 1972 February 4

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Wesleyan University Press 1979 July 6

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Yale Review 1971 June 17

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Yale University Press 1974 April?

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Unidentified undated

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Letters from Daniel Albright 1973-1983

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Letters from Debra Allbery 1987-2004

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Letters from James Atlas 1974-2001

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Letters from George Baldessin 1976-1977

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Letters from April Bernard 1978-1984

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Letters from Frank Bidart 1972-1975

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Letters from Yves Bonnefoy 1975

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Letters from Paul Breslin 1965-1993

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Letters from Kenneth Burke 1969-1972

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Letters from Bradford Cook undated

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Letter from John Ashbery undated

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Letters from Jeff Clark 1994

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Letters from Albert Cook 1978-1983

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Letters from Alfred Corn 19781990

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Letters from Clayton Eshleman 1976-1989

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Letters from David Ferry 1993-1995

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Letters from Robert Fitzgerald 1975-1981

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Letters from Jonathan Galassi 1977-2000

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Letters from Courtenay Graham 1970

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Letters from Jorie Graham 1988 undated

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Letters from Allen Grossman 1982-1986

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Letters from Rachel Hadas 1981-1990

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Letters from Donald Hall 1980-2006

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Letters from Mark Halliday 1981 1989

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Letters from Patricia Hampi 1987

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Letters from William Harmon 1978-1988

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Letters from Brooks Haxton 1997 2001

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Letters from Seamus Heaney 1983

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Letters from Peter Klappert 1976

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Letters from Mary Leader 1990-1997

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Letters from John Logan 1981

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Letters from Robert Lowell 1969-1973

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Letters from Scott McLean 1988-1998

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Letters from Andre Marissel 1968-1979

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Letters from Jack Marshall 1987-2000

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Letters from J.D. McClatchy 1980-1988

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Letters from Heather McHugh 1988-1996

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Letters from James McMichael 1980-2004

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Letters from Sandra McPherson 1983-1984

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Letters from Jane Mead 1995-2002

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Letter from James Merrill undated

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Letters from W.S. Merwin 1998-1999

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Letter from John Morgan undated

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Letters from Gregory Orr 1978-2001

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Letters from David Perkins 1968-2010

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Letters from Robert Pinsky 1975-2002

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Letter from John Reck 1988

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Letters from James Richardson 1984 1988

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Letters from Kennith Rosen 1989-1992

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Letters from Alfred and Isabel Satterthwaite 1963-1989

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Letters from Alan Shapiro 1987 1996

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Letters from Robert Shaw 1971-1974

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Letters from Charles Simic undated

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Letters from Tom Sleigh 1989-2000

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Letters from Louis Simpson 1984

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Letters from Gary Snyder 1988-2003

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Letter from Gary Soto 1984

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Letters from Mark Strand 1981 undated

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Letters from Jonathan Strong 1981 1983

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Letters from Joel Sunderman 1962-1966

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Letters from Elizabeth Tallent 1989-1995

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Letters from Allen Tate 1976

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Letters from Eleanor Ross Taylor 1977-2004

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Letters from Peter Taylor 1972-1991

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Letters from Imants Tillers 1976-1977

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Letters from Richard Tillinghast 1968-2001

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Letters from Jean Valentine 1970 - 2000

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Letters from Helen Vendler 1997 undated

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Letters from Ellen Bryant Voigt 1991 - 1995 undated

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Letters from Diane Wakoski 1970 - 1994

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Letters from Michael Watterlord 1972 - 1974 undated

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Letter from Brom Weber 1984

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Letters from Joe Wenderoth 1993 - 1997 undated

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Letters from Richard Wertime 1961-2004

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Letters from Ruth Whitman 1965 - 1974

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Letters from Michele Wyrebek 1991 - 1996 undated

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Letters from Stephen Yenser 1993 - 1994

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Subseries 3.3 Pity the Monsters book 1973-1981

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Contents

Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, primarily with Yale University Press, concerning the publication of Williamson's book, Pity the Monsters: The Political Vision of Robert Lowell .
 

Series 4 Works by Others 1964-1989

Scope and Contents

Contains manuscripts of Frank Bidart, Richard Wertime and Richard Tillinghast, friends of Williamson. Organized into three subseries: Frank Bidart, Richard Wertime and Richard Tillinghast.
 

Subseries 4.1 Bidart, Frank 1964-1989

Physical Description: 20 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
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The Book of the Body 1975

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"California Plush" 1969

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"Dark Night" undated

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"Desertion" 1964

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"The First Hour of the Night" 1989

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"For Mary Ann Youngren" 1980

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"Genesis 1-2:4" 1982

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Golden State 1969

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Golden State 1971 May

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Golden State 1971 November

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"Guilty of Dust" undated

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"In Memoriam John F. Kennedy" undated

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"In the Western Night" undated

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"Robert Lowell" 1979

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"The Sacrifice" 1982

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"The Sacrifice" undated

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"Temporary Order" 1965

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"To the Dead" undated

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Untitled late 1960s

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"The War of Vaslav Nijinsky" 1980

 

Subseries 4.2 Wertime, Richard circa 1966-1973

Physical Description: 9 folders

Scope and Contents

Arranged alphabetically by title.
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"At the Pool" undated

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"The Chinese Sword" undated

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"Good Fences" undated

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"The Hills of Soft Oblivion" undated

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"On the Outside Looking In" undated

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"Peter and the Wolf" undated

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"The Return" undated

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"Texaco" undated

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"A Wool Scarf from London" undated

 

Subseries 4.3 Tillinghast, Richard 1968-1982

Scope and Contents

Published and unpublished manuscripts.
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Richard Tillinghast (poet and Harvard friend) manuscripts, including never published collection of "Home Cooking" 1968-1982 undated