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Guide to the David Gitin Papers, 1968-1993.
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gitin, David. Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1968-1993.
    Collection number: M0691
    Creator: Gitin David
    Extent: .25 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: David Gitin edited Bricoleur, corresponded with Oppen from 1968-1977. He published Oppen, sought his editorial eye when writing poetiy himself, welcomed his support when he wentjob-hunting. Oppen had sustained correspondence in this periodwith Michael Heller, Armand Schwerner, Levertov & Michael Cuddihy, but probably not many others. Serendipity sold for Gitin letters a decade ago, but that lot did not include Oppen, as I remember it. Below is a detailed list ofthe Oppen file, and as a courtesy, a register of everything else Gitin brought in last week, for though it is tempting to sell these others singly in various directions, to maximize profits, it is not courteous to Stanford to do so: I include all the non-Oppen for a lump sum additional, as indicated. Gitin did not cooperate with Rachel Blau who did a SELECTED LETTERS for Sulphur, publishing mostly letters to her. Our letters are unpublished. Sometimes Oppen addresses Joyce Gitin. Oppen & Gitin were often in the same city together (SF), & therefore met, did not correspond. In this period Oppen's SEASCAPE is published & COLLECTED POEMS is in progress. Rough drafts ofPRIMTTIVE appear in the correspondence, a bit.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    David Gitin Papers. M0691. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased, 1994.


    Purchased, 1994.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    Primarily incoming letters (42) from George Oppen, 1968-1977, including Oppen manuscripts and photographs. Rough drafts of PRIMITIVE appear occasionally in the correspondence. There is a 39-page photocopy of a corrected typescript by Mary Oppen, a journal kept during the couple's trip to Israel. There are also four folders of letters (and some manuscripts) from other writers, 1971-1993.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Amirkhanian, Charles.
    Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-
    Bly, Robert.
    Bromige, DAvid.
    Cage, John.
    Corman, Cid.
    Creeley, Robert, 1930-
    Dawson, Fielding.
    Di Prima, Diane.
    Dorn, Edward.
    Eigner, Larry, 1927-
    Enslin, Theodore.
    Evans, George, 1948-
    Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-
    Gray, Darrell, 1945-
    Kyger, Joanne.
    Marshall, Jack, 1936-
    McClure, Michael.
    Meltzer, David.
    Oppen, George.
    Oppen, Mary.
    Owen, Maureen, 1943-
    Palmer, Michael, 1942-
    Rakosi, Carl, 1903-
    Robinson, Kit, 1949-
    Silliman, Ronald, 1946-
    Sward, Robert, 1933-
    Tarn, Nathaniel.
    Vega, Jeanne Pomy.
    Waldman, Anne.
    Wieners, John, 1934-