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INVENTORY OF THE CLAUDE FREDERICKS JOURNAL AND LETTERS, circa 1916-1988
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Series I. Journal, 1932-1988

Physical Description: 6.25 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series contains Fredericks's most intimate papers, his nearly life-long work-his journal-plus his outgoing correspondence. Also in this series are the many personal letters written to Fredericks from James Merrill, 1952-1988. The journals in boxes 1-2A, although published, are fragile and may be consulted only with written permission from Claude Fredericks. The rest of this collection is sealed, except for the published volumes in Box 27.
In a letter to Henry Wenning Fredericks described his journal: "… It must run to thirty or forty million words, fifty or sixty thousand pages mostly typed and single spaced. It begins when I am eight and from the time I am fourteen runs almost without interruption until now more than sixty years later."
A short section of the Journal was published in the festschrift for James Merrill's sixtieth birthday in 1986.
In 2003 The Journal of Claude Fredericks Volume One, Part One (1932-1939) and Part Two (1940-1941) were published by Xlibris, and in 2005 Selected Poems. Published copies may be found in the Getty Research Library and in the archive. Also in the archive is a limited edition of the prospectus from The Stinehour Press, printed in 15 copies in 1997 when it was thought that the Press would publish Fredericks's journals.
Numbers in parentheses are file numbers used by Fredericks.
Box 1

1932-1940

Box 1

1932-1937

Physical Description: five bound volumes (1)
Box 1

1938

Physical Description: five envelopes, one bound volume (2)
Box 1

1939

Physical Description: one envelope, one loose-leaf notebook (3)
Box 1

1940

Physical Description: three loose-leaf notebooks (4)
Box 2

1941

Box 2

1941a

Physical Description: one loose-leaf notebook, one bound volume (5)
Box 2

1941b

Physical Description: five bound volumes (6)
Box 3

1942a

Physical Description: one bound volume (7)

Scope and Content Note

Labeled 1942 III.
Box 4

1942-1943

Box 4

1942b

Physical Description: one bound volume (8)
Box 4

1942c

Physical Description: one bound volume (9)
Box 4

1942d

Physical Description: one bound volume (10)
Box 4

1942e

Physical Description: two bound volumes (11)
Box 4

1942f

Physical Description: two bound volumes (12)
Box 4

1942g

Physical Description: foolscap typescript (13)
Box 4

1943a

Physical Description: foolscap typescript (14)
Box 5

1943-1944

Box 5

1943b

Physical Description: foolscap typescript (15)
Box 5

1943c

Physical Description: typescript (16)
Box 5

1944

Physical Description: typescript, two bound volumes (17)
Box 6

1945-1948

Box 6

1945

Physical Description: typescript (18)
Box 6

1946a

Physical Description: typescript (19)
Box 6

1946b

Physical Description: typescript (20)
Box 6

1947

Physical Description: typescript (21)
Box 6

1948

Physical Description: one bound volume, typescript (22)
Box 7

1949-1957

Box 7

1949

Physical Description: one bound volume, typescript (23)
Box 7

1950

Physical Description: one bound volume, typescript (24)
Box 7

1951

Physical Description: typescript (25)
Box 7

1952

Physical Description: typescript (26)
Box 7

1953

Physical Description: typescript (27)
Box 7

1954

Physical Description: typescript (28)
Box 7

1955

Physical Description: typescript (29)
Box 7

1956

Physical Description: typescript (30)
Box 7

1957

Physical Description: typescript, two bound volumes (31)
Box 8

1958-1961

Scope and Content Note

Volumes 32-72 are typescripts, ca. 500 singlespaced pages each. (32)
Box 8

(32) 1958

Box 8

(33) 1959

Box 8

(34) 1960

Box 8

(35) 1961

Box 9

1962-1967

Box 9

(36) 1962

Box 9

(37) 1963

Box 9

(38) 1964

Box 9

(39) 1965

Box 9

(40) 1966

Box 9

(41) 1967

Box 10

1968-1972

Box 10

(42) 1968

Box 10

(43) 1969

Box 10

(44) 1970

Box 10

(45) 1971a

Box 10

(46) 1971b

Box 10

(47) 1972a

Box 11

1972-1974

Box 11

(48) 1972b

Box 11

(49) 1973

Box 11

(50) 1974a

Box 11

(51) 1974b

Box 12

1975-1978

Box 12

(52) 1975

Box 12

(53) 1976

Box 12

(54) 1977a

Box 12

(55) 1977b

Box 12

(56) 1978a

Box 13

1978-1981

Box 13

(57) 1978b

Box 13

(58) 1978c

Box 13

(59) 1979

Box 13

(60) 1980a

Box 13

(61) 1980b

Box 13

(62) 1981a

Box 13

(63) 1981b

Box 14

1982-1983

Box 14

(64) 1982a

Box 14

(65) 1982b

Box 14

(66) 1983a

Box 15

1983-1988

Box 15

(67) 1983b

Box 15

(68) 1984

Box 15

(69) 1985

Box 15

(70) 1986

Box 15

(71) 1987

Box 15

(72) 1988

 

Series II. Letters sent, 1944-1988

Physical Description: 2.0 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series contains copies, with only a few originals, of every letter written by Claude Fredericks between 1944 and 1988, except those incorporated into the Journal or in the Journal Addenda. Letters before 1944 are either in the Journal or the Journal Addenda. In all there are between 15,000 to 20,000 letters.
Box 16

1944-1955

Box 16

1944

Box 16

1945

Box 16

1946

Box 16

1947

Box 16

1948

Box 16

1949

Box 16

1950

Box 16

1951

Box 16

1952

Box 16

1953

Box 16

1954

Box 16

1955

Box 17

1956-1962

Box 17

1956

Box 17

1957

Box 17

1958

Box 17

1959

Box 17

1960

Box 17

1961

Box 17

1962

Box 18

1963-1975

Box 18

1963

Box 18

1964

Box 18

1965

Box 18

1966

Box 18

1967

Box 18

1968

Box 18

1969

Box 18

1970

Box 18

1971

Box 18

1972

Box 18

1973

Box 18

1974

Box 18

1975

Box 19

1976-1984

Box 19

1976

Box 19

1977

Box 19

1978

Box 19

1979

Box 19

1980

Box 19

1981

Box 19

1982

Box 19

1983

Box 19

1984

Box 20

1985-1988

Box 20

1985

Box 20

1986

Box 20

1987

Box 20

1988

 

Series III. Journal Addenda, 1916-1988

Physical Description: 2.9 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This series comprises juvenilia, Fredericks's class notes from Harvard, correspondence of a particularly personal nature, and ephemera of various kinds, including address books, menus, garden plans, and guest books. These materials complement the Journals in Series I. Included in this series are the personal letters from James Merrill, 1950-1988, which are sealed. Published sections of Fredericks's Journal (1932-1941) are included in this series.
Box 21

1916-1940

Box 21

1916-1934

Box 21

1934-1936

Box 21

1936-1938

Box 21

1938-1940

Box 22

1940-1950

Box 22

1940-1941

Box 22

1941-1942 (a)

Box 22

1941-1942 (b)

Box 22

1941-1950

Box 23

1951-1965

Box 23

1951-1963

Box 23

1964-1965

Box 24

1966-1981

Box 24

1966-1970

Box 24

1970-1974

Box 24

1974-1977

Box 24

1978-1981

Box 25A

1981-1983

Box 25B

1983-1988

Box 26

James Merrill letters to Claude Fredericks, 1950-1988

Scope and Content Note

These personal letters were pulled from the Letters to Claude Fredericks series of the Claude Fredericks papers 900230B and are to be returned to the chronological series of Letters to Claude Fredericks in 900230B only when the restrictions on these letters are removed. SEALED.
Box 27

Published Journals, poems

Scope and Content Note

A prospectus, The Journal of Claude Fredericks, 1997. One of the 15 copies produced by The Stinehour Press, 1997.
The Journal of Claude Fredericks
Volume One, Part One: Springfield (1932-1939) and Volume One, Part Two: Springfield (1940-1941) Xlibris, 2003. One copy each, hardcover and paperback
Claude Fredericks, Selected Poems, Xlibris, 2005
One copy each, hardcover and paperback. With publication announcements.