Inventory of the Henri Coulette Papers, 1955-1990

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Inventory of the Henri Coulette Papers, 1955-1990

The Huntington Library



San Marino, California

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Department
  • The Huntington Library
  • 1151 Oxford Road
  • San Marino, California 91108
  • Phone: (626) 405-2203
  • Fax: (626) 449-5720
  • Email: lgarcia@huntington.org
  • URL: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=554
Processed by:
Gayle M. Barkley
Date Completed:
April 7, 1998
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Henri Coulette Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1955-1990
Creator: Coulette, Henri
Extent: Number of containers: 14 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

This collection was purchased from the Henri Coulette estate (accession number 1881) on August 15, 1995.

Access

Collection is open to qualified researches by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL. 

Publication Rights

In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Henri Coulette Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Cataloging Decisions

  • 1. Henri Coulette was in the habit of writing on every available piece of paper, consequently his handwriting can be found throughout the collection.
  • 2. Poems - The poems are filed by title, or first line when untitled. If there is more than one poem on a page, it is filed by the first poem.
  • 3. Poems - Versions of the same poem appear throughout the notebooks, groups of poems, single poems, and book length poems. They have not all been cataloged separately in each form.
  • 4. Poems - In boxes 7 and 8 nearly all the poems exist in multiple drafts.

Biographical Note

Henri Anthony Coulette was born in Los Angeles, California on November 11, 1927. He received his B.A. from Los Angeles State College (now California State University, Los Angeles) in 1952, his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 1954 and his PhD from Iowa in 1959. Coulette taught high school English, was an instructor in the University of Iowa writer's workshop (1957-1959), and for most of his career, was a professor of English at California State University, Los Angeles (1959-1988). Coulette published The War of the Secret Agents, his first book of verse in 1965 and his second, The Family Goldschmitt, in 1971. He contributed to New Poets of England and America (1957); The Attic, (1959); Poetry for Pleasure (1960). Coulette served as the editor for The Unstrung Lyre: Interviews with Fourteen Poets (1965). Coulette also contributed to Paris Review, New Yorker, and Hudson Review. Coulette's first book of verse, The War of the Secret Agents, was awarded the James D. Phelan Foundation award (given each year to a California artist) and the Lamont Poetry Prize for the best first volume of poetry published in America in 1965. Coulette was named Cal State L.A.'s Outstanding Professor of the Year in 1970 and in 1976 was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim memorial fellowship. Coulette was best known for his traditionally metered poetry and as an educator, editor, and poet. Coulette died of apparent heart failure on March 26, 1988.

Indexing: Form and Genre Terms

  • Awards
  • Commonplace books
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Photographs
  • Poems

Item Transferred

A volume of poems by Henri Coulette was transferred from the Manuscript Department to the Rare Books Department on April 13, 1998:
  • The Family Goldschimitt,by Henri Coulette, (New York: Scribner's, 1971).

Bibliography

  • Contemporary Authors. Vols 65-68. ed. Jane A. Bowden (Detroit: Gale Research Comapny, 1977), p. 142.
  • Contemporary Authors. Vol 125. eds. Hal May and Susan M. Trosky (Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1989), p. 74.
  • Contemporary Authors. New Revision Series, Vol 14. ed. Linda Metzger (Detriot: Gale Research Company, 1985), p. 110.
  • Los Angeles Times, Obituaries, 1988, Apr. 14.

Scope and Content

(Boxes 1-3).

1. Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence is filed alphabetically by author. Among the authors writing to Coulette are: Philip Levine, Robert L. Barth, Robert Mezey, and Timothy Steele. An especially illuminating letter about Coulette (who remained somewhat of a mystery throughout his life) is one written in 1990 by Norman Fruman to Robert Mezey (Box 1 (44)).
(Boxes 4-11).

2. Manuscripts by Coulette and others

Scope and Content Note

The manuscripts are arranged into the following series: Notebooks by Coulette (Boxes 4-6); poems and book length poems by Coulette (Boxes 7-9); manuscripts by Coulette and others (Box 10); poems and manuscripts by others (Box 11). All manuscripts and poems are filed alphabetically except for the notebooks and tablets, some of which are filed numerically. Included in poems by others are poems by Philip Levine, who, over the years, sent many poems to Coulette for his opinion. Coulette's notebooks and many drafts of his poems allow a researcher to trace the evolution of a poem from conception to final product.
(Boxes 11-14, oversize folder).

3. Ephemera

Scope and Content Note

The ephemera folders are filed alphabetically and include journal issues, awards and diplomas, newspaper and magazine clippings, and various personal papers.

Container List

 

Box 1: Correspondence (A - G)

item 1.

The Academy of American Poets. 4 letters (1972-1978); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

Also: August 1971 newsletter.

item 2.

American Federation of Teachers. 1 letter (1965, Oct. 18); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 3.

The American Poetry Review. 1 letter (1972, Mar. 16); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 4.

Anderson, Glenn Malcolm. 1 letter (1965, Oct. 27); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 5.

Apel, T. 1 postcard (1981, Aug. 30); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Note: In French.

item 6.

Arakawa, Suzanne. 1 letter (c. 1975, pre Dec. 25); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 2 short stories.

item 7.

Atheneum Publishers. 2 letters (1962); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 8.

Balkan, Geoff. 1 letter (1981, Nov. 10); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 9.

Barbo, Sue. 3 pieces (1977-1978); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 1 poem.

item 10.

Barth, R.L. (Robert L.). 6 letters (1981-1986); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 1 poem and 1 copy of "Drastic Measures."

item 11.

Bauske, Ramon K. 1 letter (1971, Dec. 31); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 2 poems.

item 12.

Blake, P. 1 postcard (post 1979 -pre 1989); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 13.

Blossom, Laurel. 4 pieces (1979-1984); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 14.

Booth, Philip. 1 postcard (1964, Feb. 24); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 15.

Boston University. 1 letter (1972, Feb. 17); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 16.

Brewer, Michelle. 1 letter (1980, Mar. 4); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 17.

Brown, William. 1 letter (1962, Feb. 8); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 18.

Browne, Michael Dennis. 1 letter (1978, Nov. 29); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: Biographical sketch, Oct. 1978.

item 19.

Bullock, Marie, 1911-1986. 1 telegram (1965, Sep. 24) to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 20.

Burke, Bill. 1 postcard (1981, Jan. 5); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 21.

Burns, William. 1 letter (1986, Dec. 12); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 1 book of poems: "Crack Pressures Recalled: Some Star Contenders."

item 22.

Cain, Nora. 4 pieces (1979-1982); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 23.

California State University, Los Angeles. Students. 1 piece (pre-1989); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 24.

Cassill, R.V. (Ronald Verlin), 1919-. 1 letter (1972, Mar. 9); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 25.

Cloutier, David, 1951-. 1 letter (1972, Dec. 7); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 26.

Cooper, Jane (Marvel), 1924-. 1 letter (1972, Feb. 20); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 27.

Coulette, Jacqueline Meredith. 1 piece (pre 1950, Apr. 25); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 28.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. 1 letter (1966, Apr. 19); to Marie Bullock, 1911-1986.

item 29.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. 2 pieces (1963, Mar. 4); to James Hall. Contains: an untitled essay and 1 note from James Hall to Henri Coulette (1963, Aug. 3).

item 30.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. 1 letter (1978, Jan. 9); to Gordon N. Ray. Also: 1 copy.

item 31.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. 1 letter (1981, June 1); to James M. Rosser.

item 32.

Crosscurrents (Poetry Quarterly). 1 piece (1986, Dec. 6); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 33.

Dacey, Philip. 3 pieces (1971-1986); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: List of poets.

item 34.

Dana, Robert, 1929-. 2 letters (1986); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 35.

Dana, Robert, 1929-. 1 letter (1988, June 2); to Robert Mezey. Also: Essay by Robert Dana: "Falling Silent." Removed magazine clipping: "Poetic Injustice" to Ephemera Box 12 (8).

item 36.

Emanuel, Lynn, 1949-. 1 letter (pre 1989, Oct. 21); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 37.

Farrar, Straus & Company, Inc. 1 letter (1964, Apr. 21); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 38.

Fick, Ginny. 1 letter (1977, Feb. 17); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 39.

Fick, O. William. 5 pieces (1976-1977); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 40.

Fogel, Al. 1 letter (pre 1976, pre Feb.); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 41.

Freud, Ralph. 1 letter (pre 1989); to [?].

item 42.

Fruman, Doris. 1 postcard (1971); to Jacqueline Meredith Coulette and Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 43.

Fruman, Norman, 1923-. 16 pieces (1977-1983); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: Newspaper clippings and receipts.

item 44.

Fruman, Norman, 1923-. 1 letter (1990, Sep. 25); to Robert Mezey. Removed from: "The Enormous Lonelies," Selections from the notebooks (Box 5 (13)).

item 45.

Fuller, Jean Overton. 2 pieces (1968-1972); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 1 flyer and 1 poem.

item 46.

Gee, Jessie Cho. l letter (1983, Dec. 24); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 3 poems.

item 47.

Gilles, Jim. 1 letter (1986, Dec. 15); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 48.

Gilliland, Gail. 1 letter (1983, Jan. 2); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 49.

Gioia, Michael Dana, 1950-. 2 letters (1980); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 50.

Griffiths, Barbara. 3 pieces (1980-1981); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: Business card.

item 51.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 17 pieces (1975-1977); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 52.

Gunn, Thom. 3 pieces (1960-1971); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

 

Box 2: Correspondence (H - Q)

item 1.

Harper, Michael S., 1938-. 10 pieces (1979-1987); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: Photocopies of poems from the Kenyon Review.

item 2.

Haskell, Phil. 3 letters (1972-1981); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 3.

Hennessy, Daniel. 1 letter (1971, Sep. 6); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 4.

Herbert, Kathrin and Zbigniew. 1 postcard (pre 1989); to Jacqueline Meredith Coulette and Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 5.

Herbert, Zbigniew. 1 letter (1971, July 28); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 6.

Herbert, Zbigniew. 1 piece (pre 1989); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 7.

Hood, Lucie. 1 letter (1976, Oct. 14); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 1 poem.

item 8.

Hudgins, Andrew Leon, Jr., 1951-. 10 pieces (1982-1987); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: Newspaper clipping and Epigrams.

item 9.

Inge, M. Thomas. 1 letter (1967, Mar. 17); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 10.

International Who's Who in Poetry. 1 letter (pre 1989); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 11.

International Writing Program. The University of Iowa. 1 letter (1974, May 6); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 12.

The Iowa Review. 3 letters (1978-1986); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 13.

Jackson, Michael R. 1 letter (1975, Sep. 17); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 1 poem.

item 14.

Kessler, Jascha Frederick, 1929-. 1 letter (1981, Nov. 30); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 15.

Leary, William Gordon, 1915-. 5 pieces (post 1975-pre 1989); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: Map, 1 letter to Newell Ford, article by William Leary.

item 16.

Leckey, Hugo. 4 letters (1965-1972); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 17.

Legler, Philip, 1928-. 1 letter (1971, May 17); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 18.

Leigh, Tim. 1 letter (1965, Mar. 15); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 19.

Levine, Philip, 1928-. 9 letters (1960-1963); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 20.

Levine, Philip, 1928-. 7 letters (1964); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 21.

Levine, Philip, 1928-. 13 letters (1965); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: poems.

item 22.

Levine, Philip, 1928-. 2 letter (1971-1975); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 23.

The Library of Congress. 1 letter (1972, May 6); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 24.

Ludwick, Glory. 1 letter (1963, June 28); to Jacqueline Meredith Coulette.

item 25.

Luetge, William J. 1 letter (1971, May 27); to Henri Coulette, 1917-1988. Also: 1 poem.

item 26.

Lynds, Dennis. 1 letter (1982, Nov. 10); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 27.

Mademoiselle (magazine). 2 letters (1961-1965); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 28.

Madoff, Steven Henry. 1 letter (pre 1989, Mar. 4); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 1 poem.

item 29.

La Maison De la Bretagne. 1 letter (1975, May 30); to Jacqueline Meredith Coulette. In French.

item 30.

Maloney, Jean. 2 letters (1984); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: photocopy of letter.

item 31.

Mary Anthony, Mother. 1 letter (1966, Mar. 22); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 32.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Humanities. 2 letters (1971-1972); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 33.

McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. 1 letter (1963, Dec. 26); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: Check stub.

item 34.

Men of Achievement. 2 pieces (1975, Aug. 28); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 35.

Mezey, Robert. 11 pieces (1960-1987); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 1 poem.

item 36.

Miller, Ken. 4 pieces (1977-1982); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 2 poems.

item 37.

Mitchell, Burroughs. 1 telegram (1965, Sep. 24); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 38.

Mulford, Patti. 1 letter (1978, Aug. 1); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 39.

National Endowment for the Arts. 1 letter (1977, Sep. 26); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 40.

The New Criterion. 3 pieces (1985-1988); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 6 poems.

item 41.

The New Yorker. 9 letters (1959-1987); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 42.

O'Connor, Thomas. 2 letters (1960); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 43.

O'Reilly, Bill. 1 piece (pre 1989); to Nick Kelly.

item 44.

Patterson, Carole. 1 piece (pre 1989); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 45.

Penn, Loretta. 1 letter (1981, Sep. 15); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 46.

Petersen, Donald, 1928-. 2 pieces (1965-1985); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 47.

Petrie, Paul James, 1928-. 1 letter (1986, Apr. 3); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 48.

Phelan, Herbert. 1 letter (1983, Oct. 28); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 49.

Phillips, Robert Schaeffer, 1938-. 2 pieces (1980); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 50.

Poetry (periodical). 1 letter (1989, Aug. 7); to Robert Mezey.

item 51.

Poetry on the Buses. 1 letter (1975, Aug. 27); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 52.

The Poetry Society of America. 1 letter (1978, Sep. 19); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 53.

Princeton University Press. 1 letter (1977, Nov. 21); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: Guidelines.

item 54.

Quinn, Carin. 1 letter (1977, Apr. 18); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

 

Box 3: Correspondence (R - Z and unidentified)

item 1.

Rafferty, Larry. 4 pieces (1985); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 2.

Raritan (periodical). 1 letter (1990, Feb. 14); to Robert Mezey.

item 3.

Rennie, Michael. 2 pieces (1965? and n.d.); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 4.

Reeves, Gareth. 1 letter (1989, Dec. 16); to Robert Mezey.

item 5.

Reilly, Rose, et al. 1 postcard (1979, Oct.); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 6.

Reviews on File (firm). 1 letter (pre 1989); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 7.

Ridland, John. 1 letter (1966, July 6); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 8.

Robertson, Dellington. 1 piece (pre 1989); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 9.

Rossen, Janice Adelle. 5 letters (1986); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: Larkin book outline.

item 10.

Rossini, Clare. 1 letter (1986, Dec. 11); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 11.

Ryan, Michael. 1 postcard (1981, Jan. 25); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 12.

Ryan, Tim. 1 letter (1973, Jan. 13); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 13.

St. James Press Ltd. 1 letter (1973, Oct. 11); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 14.

Charles Scribner's Sons. 38 pieces (1964-1973); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Removed to Ephemera Boxes: Biography; Contract; Copyright Assignment.

item 15.

Shepler, Michael. 2 letters (1975 and n.d.); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: poems.

item 16.

Smith, William Jay. 1 letter (1967, Mar. 27); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 17.

Snodgrass, William Dewitt, 1926-. 2 letters (1965-1986); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 1 postscript note.

item 18.

Soto, Gary. 1 letter (1981, Sep. 1); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

Also: 2 pages from essay.

item 19.

The Southern Review. 3 letters (1975); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 20.

Stanford University. Department of English. Creative Writing Center. 1 letter (1978, June 12); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 1 newspaper clipping.

item 21.

Steele, Timothy Reid, 1948-. 11 pieces (1984-1987); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: Photocopy of newsclipping.

item 22.

Ruth Stephan Poetry Center. 2 letters (1972); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 23.

Stern, Charles. 1 letter (pre 1989, Feb. 16); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 24.

Stull, Richard. 1 letter (1985, Feb. 8); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 25.

Swan, Susan. 1 piece (1981, June 2); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 26.

Synapse (periodical). 1 letter (1972, Oct. 11); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 27.

Tilghman, Charles. 1 piece (pre 1989); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 28.

Topaz Productions, Inc. 1 letter (1976, Jan. 9); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 29.

Trainor, Jack. 2 letters (1979-1980); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 30.

University of Iowa. Department of English. 1 telegram (1952, Sep. 4); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 31.

The University of Iowa. Office of the President. 1 letter (1981, Aug. 27); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 32.

University of Iowa Press. 1 letter (1987, June 19); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 33.

The University of Iowa. Program in Creative Writing. 2 letters (1981); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: Job description.

item 34.

University of Massachusetts. Department of English. 2 letters (1972); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 35.

Van Peenen, Hubert John, 1931-. 1 letter (1984, Oct. 13); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: 1 poem.

item 36.

Wagoner, David Russell, 1926-. 1 letter (1971, Feb. 18); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988. Also: Biography.

item 37.

Weiss, Theodore Russell, 1916-. 1 letter (1985, July 24); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 38.

The World Publishing Company. 3 letters (1961); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 39.

Yoken, Melvin B. 1 letter (1974, Mar. 5); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 40.

-----. 1 letter (1964, May 14); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 41.

-----, Arthur. 1 letter (pre 1989, Mar. 27); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 42.

-----, Dave. 1 postcard (1977, Nov. 8); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 43.

-----, Don and Jean. 1 piece (pre 1989); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 44.

-----, Edgar. 3 pieces (1965-1981); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 45.

-----, Edith. 1 piece (pre 1989); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 46.

-----, Eleanor. 1 piece (1979, Dec. 18); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 47.

-----, Garrett. 2 pieces (pre 1989); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 48.

-----, Glen. 1 letter (pre 1989, Aug. 16); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 49.

-----, Grace. 2 pieces (1981); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 50.

-----, Harry. 1 piece (1959, Sep. 11); to Jacqueline Meredith Coulette and Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 51.

-----, Kay and Byrn. 1 piece (pre 1989); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 52.

-----, Larry. 1 piece (1973, Dec. 2); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 53.

-----, Ruth. 1 postcard (1977, Feb. 28); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 54.

-----, Sidney. 1 letter (1986, Sep. 24); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 55.

-----, Terry. 1 postcard (1987, Aug. 11); to Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

 

Box 4: Manuscripts by Coulette (Notebooks #1-6)

item 1.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook #1 (1986).

item 2.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook #2 (1981).

item 3.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook #3 (1959).

item 4.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook #4 (pre 1989).

item 5.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook #5 (1977-1978).

item 6.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook #6 (pre 1989).

 

Box 5: Manuscripts by Coulette (Notebooks #7-12; The Enormous Lonelies)

item 1.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook #7 (1974).

item 2.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook #8 (1976-1978).

item 3.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook #9 (1987).

item 4.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook #10 (1975).

item 5.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook #11 (1980).

item 6.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook #12 (pre 1989).

item 7.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Enormous Lonelies: [selections from the notebooks]. Removed from: Norman Fruman letter to Robert Mezey, 1990, Sep. 25.

 

Box 6: Manuscripts by Coulette (Notebooks and Tablets)

item 1.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook (pre 1989).

item 2.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook (pre 1989).

item 3.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook (1967).

item 4.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notebook (pre 1989).

item 5.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Tablet #1 (pre 1989).

item 6.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Tablet #2 (pre 1989).

item 7.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Tablet #3 (pre 1989).

item 8.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Tablet #4 (pre 1989).

item 9.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Tablet (pre 1989).

item 10.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Tablet (pre 1989).

item 11.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Tablet (pre 1989).

item 12.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Tablet (pre 1989).

item 13.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Tablet (pre 1989).

 

Box 7: Manuscripts by Coulette (Poems A - L)

item 1.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Adam & Eve, LTD.: poem (1 page).

item 2.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "The after that comes after After Me:" poem (7 pages).

item 3.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. After the Poet Reads: poem (1 page).

item 4.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. After the Third Martini: poem (3 pages).

item 5.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Afterwords: poem (3 pages).

item 6.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Antony (After Heredia): poem (2 pages).

item 7.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Antony and Cleopatra (After Heredia): poem (2 pages).

item 8.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "Aria from Scarlatti:" poem (6 pages).

item 9.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Art of Translation: poem (7 pages).

item 10.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. At the Grave of the Fourth Man: poem (16 pages).

item 11.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. At the Graveyard: poem (6 pages).

item 12.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. At the Telephone Club: poem (12 pages).

item 13.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. At the Writers Conference: poem (2 pages).

item 14.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Attic: poem (1 page).

item 15.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Awkward Age: poem (2 pages).

item 16.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "Beethoven stands, fierce and green, in the false dawn:" poem (1 page).

item 17.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Black Angel: poem (12 pages).

item 18.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Black Rose: poem (1 page).

item 19.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Blue-Eyed Precinct Worker: poem (2 pages).

item 20.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Brother, Brother: poem (2 pages).

item 21.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Catullus: 5: poem (2 pages).

item 22.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Children & Magicians: poem (1 page).

item 23.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Coming to Terms: poem (7 pages).

item 24.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Confiteor: poem (3 pages).

item 25.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Correspondence: poem (5 pages).

item 26.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Crossing: poem (3 pages).

item 27.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Cry Figs: poem (2 pages).

item 28.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Dedication: poem (1 poem).

item 29.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Desire and Pursuit of the Part: poem (11 pages).

item 30.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Doublewalker: poem (4 pages).

item 31.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Edie's Complaint: poem (1 page).

item 32.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Elsewhere: poem (1 page).

item 33.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Emeritus, n.: poem (1 page).

item 34.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Epilogue: poem (1 page). Also: The Cipher: poem; both poems in Spanish.

item 35.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "Everything is exactly as arranged:" poem (1 page).

item 36.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Extras: poem (6 pages).

item 37.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Facade: poem (1 page).

item 38.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Fall: poem (1 page).

item 39.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Family Goldschmitt: poem (2 pages). Also: The Prince of Frogs: poem.

item 40.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Fragments Worth Considering: poems, grouped by Henri Coulette (8 pages).

item 41.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. French Toast: poem (1 page).

item 42.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Futures: poem (30 pages).

item 43.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "Gainsay the word of love:" poem (2 pages).

item 44.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Garden: poem (4 pages).

item 45.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "Given time, a gray hair or two, a frown:" poem (1 page).

item 46.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Group of Poems: grouped together by Henri Coulette (17 pages).

item 47.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Group of Poems: grouped together by Henri Coulette (31 pages).

item 48.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Group of Poems: grouped together by Henri Coulette (9 pages).

item 49.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Group of Poems: with autograph annotations by Robert Mezey (15 pages).

item 50.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Horace: 4:1: poem (7 pages).

item 51.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "How shall I paint you? With a brush or knife?:" poem (2 pages).

item 52.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "I gave them bad habits and impossible loves:" poem (1 page).

item 53.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "I had come to think of you:" poem (1 page).

item 54.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "I have been talking to your mirrors, Joan:" poem ( 2 pages).

item 55.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "I thumb a dog-eared journal:" poem (4 pages).

item 56.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "If we shout boola, boola, don't be vexed:" poem (1 page).

item 57.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "It is 1931. Gary Cooper:" poem (2 pages).

item 58.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "It was all wrong. I should have known when I knew:" poem (1 page).

item 59.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Last Primer: poem (1 page).

item 60.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Late Love, A Comic Opera: poem (12 pages).

item 61.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "Left behind, lost, were the images of home:" poem ( 1 pages).

item 62.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The License and the Limit: poem (2 pages).

item 63.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Lines for a Blue Lady: poem (9 pages).

item 64.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. A Little Winter Love: epigrams (9 pages).

item 65.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Long March: poem (1 page).

item 66.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Lost Addresses: poem (3 pages).

item 67.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. (A Love Letter to my Wife): poem (3 pages).

item 68.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Love Song: poem (1 page).

 

Box 8: Manuscripts by Coulette (Poems M - W)

item 1.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Memoir: poem (8 pages).

item 2.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Miller's Tale: poem (1 page).

item 3.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Moby Jane: poem (1 page).

item 4.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. My Guardian Angel: poem (1 page).

item 5.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Myself Kept Secret: poem (1 page).

item 6.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Newfangleness: poem (6 pages).

item 7.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. New Mexican Landscape: poem ( 1 page).

item 8.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Night Thoughts: poem (2 pages).

item 9.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notes and fragments: grouped together by Henri Coulette (26 pages).

item 10.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notes and fragments: grouped together by Henri Coulette (22 pages).

item 11.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notes and fragments: grouped together by Henri Coulette (27 pages).

item 12.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notes and fragments: grouped together by Henri Coulette (17 pages).

item 13.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notes and fragments: grouped together by Henri Coulette (24 pages).

item 14.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "Nothing--nor girl, nor boy:" poem (1 page).

item 15.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "A noun is the name of a person, place or thing:" poem (1 page).

item 16.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. November: poem (4 pages).

item 17.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. On a Theme of X: poem (7 pages).

item 18.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "On crepe soles, with a flash and mask:" poem (4 pages).

item 19.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. On Mange L'Orange et Jette L'Ecorce: poem (3 pages).

item 20.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. On the Back Stairs, Three Years Later: poem (2 pages).

item 21.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "On the headboard of a bed:" poem (1 page).

item 22.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. On the Horizon: poem (1 page).

item 23.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "Only the campanist can cipher, after storm:" poem (1 page).

item 24.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Orpheus at Little Rock: poem (1 page).

item 25.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Period Piece: poem (5 pages).

item 26.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Petition: poem (2 pages).

item 27.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Poet to Himself: poem (5 pages).

item 28.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Point of View: poem (1 page).

item 29.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Polish Version: poem (4 pages).

item 30.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Portrait of a Missing Arm: poem (5 pages).

item 31.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Portrait of the Left Hand: poem (1 page).

item 32.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Postscript: poem (4 pages).

item 33.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Proclamation: poem (1 page).

item 34.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Prodigals: poem (2 pages).

item 35.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Quake: poem (13 pages).

item 36.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Renaissance in England: poem (2 pages).

item 37.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Safekeeping: poem (3 pages).

item 38.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "Savage, indifferent to the parts of speech:" poem (1 page).

item 39.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "She had her dolls, and she would talk to them:" poem (1 page).

item 40.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "The shoe forsaken is essential last:" poem (1 page).

item 41.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Small Change: poem (1 page).

item 42.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The State University of Iowa: poem (4 pages).

item 43.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Stone: poem (1 page).

item 44.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Summer Reading: poem (1 page).

item 45.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Table Fourteen: poem (1 page).

item 46.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Tarkington Ghosts: poem (1 page).

item 47.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Tea Dance at the Hotel Nautilus: poem (2 pages).

item 48.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Tenure: poem (4 pages). Also: The Garden: poem.

item 49.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. These United States: poem (4 pages).

item 50.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Thimble City: poem (4 pages). Also: Memoir: poem.

item 51.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "This is the day you have been waiting for:" poem (2 pages).

item 52.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "To live a double life? Or just keep dry?:" poem (2 pages).

item 53.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "To trouble once more one now pushing 50:" poem (1 page).

item 54.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Today I Begin My First Novel: poem (2 pages).

item 55.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Triolet: poem (3 pages).

item 56.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Trophies: poem (3 pages).

item 57.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Truckers, Insomniacs, What of the Night?:" poem (2 pages).

item 58.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "Were you what you were:" poem (1 page).

item 59.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "What does a woman want? Sigmund Freud wondered:" poem (3 pages).

item 60.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. "Why did he look back? That sad question:" poem (1 page).

 

Box 9: Manuscripts by Coulette (Book length poems)

item 1.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. And Come to Closure: poems.

item 2.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. And Come to Closure: poems, with autograph corrections. Note: Title changed to "An Unofficial Joy."

item 3.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. And Come to Closure: poems, with autograph corrections.

item 4.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Collected Poems of Henri Coulette: poems. Also: a xeroxed letter from Sandra Frierson to Donald Rodney Justice, 1925-, 1990, Apr. 3.

item 5.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Collected Poems of Henri Coulette: poems. With editor flags. Also: a xeroxed letter from Sandra Frierson to Donald Rodney Justice, 1925-, 1990, Mar. 6.

item 6.

-----. Papers and letters dealing with the preparation of The Collected Poems. Also: 2 unpublished poems.

item 7.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Family Goldschmitt The War of the Secret Agents and Other Poems: poems, with autograph corrections.

item 8.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Family Goldschmitt: Poems The War of Secret Agents and Other Poems: poems, with autograph corrections.

item 9.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Family Goldschmitt: The War of the Secret Agents and Other Poems: poems. Also: Newspaper clipping.

item 10.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Typescripts of Books: grouped together by Henri Coulette. Note: Complete and incomplete.

item 11.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The War of the Secret Agents: poems.

item 12.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The War of the Secret Agents: poems (in Fr.). Translated into French (possibly by Herbert Zbigniew's wife).

item 13.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The War of the Secret Agents and Other Poems: poems.

 

Box 10: Manuscripts by Coulette and Others

item 1.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Drafts of an article, with autograph annotations. Also: Newspaper clippings related to the article.

item 2.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The first 2 or 3 chapters of an unfinished novel, with autograph annotations.

item 3.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Notes for Ph.D. exam. Removed from brown card file (Box 14).

item 4.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Prose and essays.

item 5.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Review of After the Lost War by Andrew Hudgins (1988, Jan. 19).

item 6.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Review of The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, Volume I, 1909-1939 edited by A. Walton Litz and Christopher MacGowan (1986, Nov. 21). With autograph annotations. Also: xerox copy of review, newspaper clipping of review, newspaper clipping of Robert Pinsky's review.

item 7.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Review of High Windows by Philip Larkin. Also: Offprint of review.

item 8.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Review of Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms edited by Philip Dacey and David Jauss (1986, Apr. 2).

item 9.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Three college term papers (1955-1956).

item 10.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. The Unstrung Lyre: Interviews with Fourteen Poets.

item 11.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Yaddo (Writer's Conference).

item 12.

Davie, Donald. Sincerity and Poetry: lecture.

item 13.

Fruman, Norman, 1923-. Ozymandias and the Reconciliation of Opposites: article (c.1986).

item 14.

Griffiths, Barbara. Poems and prose.

item 15.

Levine, Philip, 1928-. Memoir and letters relating to it. Also: Note by Robert Mezey, photocopies of "Four Winds" and "Unpublished Notebooks."

item 16.

Levine, Philip, 1928-. Miscellaneous poems.

item 17.

Levine, Philip, 1928-. Miscellaneous poems.

item 18.

Mezey, Robert. Evening Wind: poems.

item 19.

Petrie, Paul James, 1928-. Light from the Furnace Rising: poems.

item 20.

Shaw, Peter. Ezra Pound on American History: article. Note: Enclosed with article by Norman Fruman.

 

Box 11: Manuscripts by Others and Ephemera

item 1.

-----. The Effacement of Self: An Interview with Donald Justice: article (c.1975).

item 2.

-----. Introduction written for Henri Coulette (1987, May 20).

item 3.

-----. Poetry by Others.

item 4.

-----. Poetry and Prose by Others.

item 5.

-----. Poetry and Prose by Others.

 

Box 12: Ephemera

item 1.

Author Biographical Questionnaire. Removed from Charles Scribner's Sons folder.

item 2.

Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. Awards and Diplomas.

item 3.

California State University, Los Angeles.

item 4.

Coat of Arms.

item 5.

Copyright Assignment. Removed from Charles Scribner's Sons folder.

item 6.

Ephemera.

item 7.

Ephemera.

item 8.

Magazine clippings.

item 9.

Newspaper articles-xerox copies.

item 10.

Newspaper clippings.

 

Box 13: Ephemera

item 1.

Newspaper clippings.

item 2.

Photographs and ephemera.

item 3.

Poems by students, with annotations by Henri Coulette.

item 4.

Poems by students, with annotations by Henri Coulette.

item 5.

Poems for classroom use.

item 6.

Poems and Prose for classroom use.

item 7.

Dana, Robert, 1929-. Poetic Injustice: article (1988, May 29). Removed from Robert Dana, 1929-, letter (1988, June 2).

item 8.

Printed Notices for poetry readings, memorials, etc.

item 9.

Reviews of The Family Goldschmitt: Poems, (1971) by Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

item 10.

Trade Agreement. Removed from Charles Scribner's Sons folder.

item 11.

Yaddo - Writer's Conference.

 

Box 14: Ephemera

item 1.

Notecards for Ph.D. Exam. Majority written by Henri Coulette, 1927-1988.

Oversize Oversize Folder 1.

Painting by J. Haines (1966).

Indexing: Added Entries

 

Justice, Donald Rodney, 1925-.

Box-folder Box 5 (7).

Editor with Robert Mezey, "The Enormous Lonelies," poems (pre 1989).

 

Justice, Donald Rodney, 1925-.

Box-folder Box 9 (4).

Editor of "The Collected Poems of Henri Coulette," poems (1990).

 

Justice, Donald Rodney, 1925-.

Box-folder Box 9 (5).

Editor of "The Collected Poems of Henri Coulette," poems (1990).

 

Mezey, Robert.

Box-folder Box 5 (7).

Editor with Donald Rodney Justice, 1925-, "The Enormous Lonelies," poems (pre 1989).

 

Mezey, Robert.

Box-folder Box 10 (15).

Collector of items relating to the Memoir of Henri Coulette written by Philip Levine and the letters relating to it (pre 1993).