Access

The George Oppen papers, except for the 1989 accession, can be used only in microfilm. Microfilm of the collection is currently housed in FB-070-01. Researchers wishing to use the original materials must first obtain the permission of the Director of the Mandeville Special Collections Library. This restriction does not apply to the materials processed in 1989.

Abstract

Literary papers of George Oppen (1908-1984), objectivist poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1969. Most of the materials date from the period 1958-1978. Included are manuscripts and typescripts for all the poems contained in Oppen's nine published books. Also included are drafts and fragments of unpublished poems, typescripts of published and unpublished essays, transcripts of Oppen's verse, and copies of reviews of Oppen's work. Of special interest are loose leaf pages of notes, and Oppen's personal daybooks, all of which help to reveal his thinking about diverse subjects. The largest part of the collection consists of correspondence to Oppen from family members, editors, poets and other writers, and admirers of Oppen's work. The collection is arranged in ten series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) NOTES, JOTTINGS, ETC., 3) DAYBOOKS, 4) POETRY, 5) READING MANUSCRIPTS, 6) PROSE, 1962-1984, 7) INTERVIEWS, 1968-1980, 8) TRANSLATIONS OF OPPEN'S POETRY, 9) REVIEWS AND EPHEMERA, and 10) MICROFILM. A small addition, processed in 1989, includes correspondence, a 1973 interview transcript, reviews and ephemera. The 1989 additions are not on the microfilm.

Biography

Oppen was born in 1908 in New Rochelle, New York, the son of George A. Oppen and Elsie Rothfeld Oppen. He died in 1984 in San Francisco, a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.

When Oppen was 10 years old, his father remarried and moved the family to San Francisco where he opened a profitable chain of movie houses. Although his family was well-to-do, Oppen attended Californian public schools, and in 1926 he enrolled in the Agricultural College, presently Oregon State University, at Corvalis. Soon after his arrival at Corvalis, Oppen met Mary Colby, formerly of Grants Pass, Oregon. Both George and Mary were forced to leave the university before the end of their first semester--George for a semester and Mary for good--because of violating the girl's dormitory curfew while on their first date. Oppen returned to San Francisco to work for his father for a short time. Shortly after Mary joined him in San Francisco, the two decided not to return to university studies, or to accept the middle class comforts that Oppen's father offered. As Mary Oppen explains in her autobiography MEANING A LIFE:

We were constantly searching--searching in our

travels in our pursuit of friends and in our

conversation concerning all that we saw

and felt about the world. We were searching

for a way to avoid the trap that our class

backgrounds held for us if we relented in our

attempts to escape from them...We had learned

at college that poetry was being written in

our own times, and that in order for us to write

it was not necessary for us to ground ourselves in

the academic; the ground we needed was the

roads we were travelling.

In 1927 George and Mary left San Francisco and were married in Dallas, Texas while on their way to New York City.

The Oppens arrived in New York City in 1928 and soon fell into company with Louis Zukofsky and Charles Reznikoff, two New York City Jewish poets who, following the example of William Carlos Williams, were intent on reclaiming Pound's Imagism from the influence of Amy Lowell and other "Amygists." Out of the nexus of like-minded poets the Objectivist movement was born. The term was first employed in Zukofsky's essays "Program: 'Objectivist', 1931" and "Sincerity and Objectification," which Zukofsky included at the end of an issue of Poetry he had edited for Harriet Monroe. Besides Zukofski, Oppen, Williams, and Reznikoff, the issue also included work by Carl Rakosi, Kenneth Rexroth, Basil Bunting, Robert McAlmon, and several other poets whose work Zukofsky believed to exemplify the Objectivist program.

In 1929 the Oppens moved to France where they established To, Publishers. Though they published work by Pound, Williams and a larger version of Zukofsky's Objectivist anthology, the venture failed because American booksellers considered their books paperbacks and, thus, refused to stock them. After returning to the United States in 1933, the Oppens again tried their hand at publishing with the establishment of the Objectivist Press. Besides additional works by Pound and Williams, the press published Oppen's volume of poetry, Discrete Series, which had been written in 1929 before the Oppens left for France and revised shortly after their return to the States.

The Objectivist Press may have succeeded if it had been the Oppen's foremost concern. However, the suffering brought on by the Depression and evident throughout the country captured their attention. "Apprehesion mixed with elation," Mary Oppen writes, "as we disembarked at Baltimore and began the drive to New York City. As we approached the first stoplight, grown men, respectable men--our fathers--stepped forward to ask for a nickle, rag in hand, to wipe our windshield. This ritual was repeated every time we paused, until we felt we were in a nightmare, our fathers impoverished." In 1935 the Oppens turned their backs on their lives as artists and for the next five years worked as strike organizers, first in Brooklyn and later in Utica, New York, for the Communist Party of the United States of America. According to Mary Oppen, "we decided to work with the Communist Party, not as artist or writer because we did not find honesty or sincerity in the so-called arts of the left....We said to each other, 'Let's work with the unemployed and leave our other interest in the arts for a later time'" Oppen's own explanation to L.S. Dembo in 1968 is more to the point: "If you do something politically, you do something that has political efficacy. And if you decide to write poetry, then you write poetry, not something that you hope, or deceive yourself into believing, can save people who are suffering...In a way I gave up poetry because of the pressures of what for the moment I'll call conscience."

The "later time" did not occur until 1958. The years of political activism were followed by the birth of the Oppens' daughter Linda. Oppen then worked as a die cutter in a factory until 1942 when he was drafted into the United States Army. Shortly before V-E day, he suffered multiple wounds from an exploding shell. After the war, the Oppens settled in Huntington Beach, California where Oppen employed himself first as a housing contractor then as a maker of hi-fi cabinets. Oppen was forced to give up his business and flee to Mexico with his family in 1950, after the FBI began to threaten him and Mary with imprisonment for their refusal to betray their friends. Soon after arriving in Mexico City, Oppen joined with a native of Mexico in operating a furniture factory and entertained thoughts of entering the Mexican real estate market. Those thoughts were put to rest when Oppen wrote his first poem in twenty-five years. In 1958, he and Mary returned to New York City where they lived until the late 1960s. Throughout the 1970s, until Oppen's affliction with Alzheimer's disease prohibited his travelling, the Oppens spent their summer months on Deer Isle, Maine and the rest of the year in San Francisco.

It is difficult to say whether Oppen's return to writing poetry signifies the synthesis of his artistic and political impulses or his confession that political activism is no more useful to changing the world than art is. Regardless of how critics have responded to this question, they typically share the opinion that Oppen's return to writing resulted in the production of a formidible and important collection of poetry "whose craft and inquiring intelligence are a significant influence on contemporary American poetry." In 1962 Oppen published THE MATERIALS, his second collection of verse. It was followed three years later by THIS IN WHICH (1965). In 1969, his third collection of verse, OF BEING NUMEROUS, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. SEASCAPE: NEEDLE'S EYE was published in 1972 and was followed in 1973 with the appearance of the Fulcrum Press edition of his COLLECTED POEMS. In 1975, New Directions brought out a more complete edition of Oppen's collected work, which also included a section of the work titled "Myth of the Blaze." Finally, Oppen's last collection, PRIMITIVE, which was edited by Mary Oppen, appeared in 1978.

Scope and Content of Collection

Accession Processed in 1985

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The first series, CORRESPONDENCE, is divided into three sub-series: family correspondence, general correspondence, and miscellaneous correspondence. The bulk of the family correspondence contains Oppen's letters to his sister and once editor June Oppen Degnan and letters from his daughter Linda Oppen Mourelatos. (The letters between Oppen and Diane [Andy] Meyer and Eve Haight, Oppen's niece and grand-niece respectfully, have been incorporated into the general correspondence since they were acquired at a later date and after photographing of the family correspondence had occurred.) The family correspondence also includes letters from Oppen's son-in-law Alex Mourelatos and between Mary Oppen and Linda Oppen Mourelatos.

The general correspondence is arranged alphabetically, and chronologically where possible, in accordance with the arrangement of Oppen's letter file. The list of correspondents is extensive and far-ranging. There are letters from many of Oppen's contemporaries such as William Bronk, David Ignatow, Charles Reznikoff, Charles Tomlinson, Williams Carlos Williams, and Louis Zukofsky; and from numerous younger poets, among them Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Ten Enslin, Michael Heller, John Taggart, and Sally Appleton Weber. The publishers of the American and English editions of Oppen's COLLECTED POEMS, Fulcrum Press and New Directions, are both substantially represented, a sare the literary critics Donald Davies, L.S. Dembo, and Hugh Kenner. There are numerous letters from friends and readers expressing their admiration for Oppen's work. For Instance, there are letters from Max Pepper, whose daughter Sara is referred to in the poem "Sara in Her Father's Arm" (CP, 30): and from Robert and Carolyn Goodman, thanking Oppen for commemorating their son in his poem "The Book of Job and a Draft of a Poem to Praise the Paths of the Living" (CP, 236). Mitchell Goodman was one of the three civil rights activists murdered in Mississippi in 1964. The miscellaneous correspondence consists primarily of unidentified letters and manuscripts, but it also includes three folders of letters and materials pertaining to Oppen's death and memorial service in 1984.

As expected, the chief subject of a great portion of the correspondence to Oppen concerns Oppen's poetry. Numerous letters are requests for manuscripts, while others discuss matters of typesetting, copyrights, and royalty payments. Still other letters pertain directly to the poetry, Oppen's compositional procedures and choice of themes, as well as his literary and philosophical influences. Also present are letters form Oppen to various correspondents which discuss Oppen's life: his relationship with his wife Mary, his role as a publisher of Objectivist writing in the 1930s, his and Mary's political convictions and activities, the reasons for his 25 year silence, and, finally, his response to many major events during the 1960s and 1970s such as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the escalation of the Vietnam war, and the infamous Altamont rock concert. It should also be noted that many of Oppen's letters contain, or are themselves, seed poems, the most famous example being the two or three letters between Oppen and the British poet Charles Tomlinson in 1964 which resulted in the collaborative poem "To C.T." (CP, 142).

SERIES 2: NOTES, JOTTINGS, ETC.

NOTES, JOTTINGS, ETC., the second series, consists of, unlike the bound daybooks in series three, single unbound leaves or slips of paper on which diverse notes have been written. For the most part, these materials date from 1960-1980, though there are a few leaves that can be dated as late as 1982 while others might have been written as early as 1958.

At the outset, chronological and then subject arrangements for the notes were considered. Oppen appears to have used blank yellow and white standard size typing paper during ca. 1958-1962. From 1962 to 1966, he seems to have favored cheap 8 1/2 x 11 pulp paper. After 1966, he began to write primarily on fine quality letterhead, first for his New York address and subsequently for his San Francisco address. It became clear, however, that such an arrangement according to this evidence would be faulty, as there are numerous instances of pulp paper being used in the 1970s and of the New York letterhead being used well after the Oppens had relocated in San Francisco. The subject arrangement was rejected simply because many of the leaves contains numerous subjects: subject arrangement would have required an extensive index of cross-references or the production of numerous photocopies. Given the difficulties of the two possible arrangements, it was decided to leave the notes in the sequence in which they were received. Notes received in later accessions or discovered elsewhere in the collection were simply filled in at the end of the series.

The notes and jottings, as well as the daybooks, reveal many facets of Oppen's work and life which are not readily evident in his poetry and only hinted at in some of the interviews. They include reflections about his poetic career and writing practices, and about the work of contemporaries such as Ezra Pound, Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Charles Reznicoff, and especially Louis Zukofsky. A number of the notes reflect on Oppen's philosophical positions and his reading of Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and other philosophers.

SERIES 3: DAYBOOKS

DAYBOOKS, series three, are several collections of notes and drafts of poems which Oppen bound together. The daybooks are distinct from the reading manuscripts listed in series five. The former contain discrete notes much like those found in the notes and jottings series. But they also contain drafts and fragments of poems, as well as drafts of letters. They have the definite feel of a journal composed over an extended period of time. In contrast, the reading manuscripts were constructed for the occasion of a particular reading.

The daybooks have been named according to their bindings, e.g. "Pipe Stem Cleaner Daybook," and are arranged in chronological sequence. However, the chronology, as well as the suggestion that the groupings constitute meaningful units, must be eyed with a certain degree of suspicion as it is entirely possible that Oppen bound discrete leaves of material together to make their handling and storage more manageable.

SERIES 4: POETRY

The manuscripts and typescripts are filed in series four, POETRY, and are arranged in three sub-series. Those of poems collected in one of Oppen's nine published books make up the first subseries; they are arranged first chronologically according to the date of their first publication, and then according to where they appear in the book. Those of poems published in magazines but not collected in a book constitute the second sub-series; they are too arranged chronologically according to their dates of publication. The third subseries consists of manuscripts and typescripts of unpublished poems; they are listed alphabetically by title or first significant word. The three sub-series overlap to some extent, since group manuscripts (collections of several poems in a "dummy book") occasionally include poems that were later excluded from the book. Group manuscripts are listed chronologically, usually after individual poems and before the photocopy of the published book.

SERIES 5: READING MANUSCRIPTS

As noted above, READING MANUSCRIPTS, series five, consists of collections of poems, usually bound in some manner, that Oppen prepared for several readings he gave during the 1960s and 1970s. They consist of manuscripts, annotated typescripts, and, most often, page proofs of published poems pasted onto standard typing paper. Directions noting time allotted for reading a poem, and poems that might be omitted if necessary, are written on the manuscripts, while introductory remarks are usually written on separate leaves and interspersed among the manuscripts or pasted to the covers of the grouping. (NOTE: the manuscript for the reading at the Guggenheim, one of the more interesting bindings fashioned by Oppen, was unwittingly disassembled during microfilming of the collection.)

SERIES 6: PROSE 1962-1984

PROSE 1962-1984, the sixth series, contains photocopies of the few essays, reviews, and statements that Oppen published after returning to the United States in 1959. There are no complete manuscripts or original typescripts of these works in the collection, statements related, and perhaps seminal to a particular prose work, are scattered throughout the correspondence, notes, and daybooks.

The prose works have been arranged chronologically according to date of the first publication. This would seem to approximate closely the chronology composition with the exception of "Statement of Poetics," written in 1975 for an interview by Reinhold Schiffer but not published until 1984. Also included in this series is a draft of an unfinished and unpublished essay titled "The Romantic Virtue." Not included are the several blurbs Oppen wrote for books by William Bronk, Rachel Blau Duplessis, David Fisher, Jonathon Griffin, David McAleavey, and Sally Appleton Weber.

SERIES 7: INTERVIEWS 1968-1980

Series seven, INTERVIEWS 1968-1980, consists of typescripts and photocopies of the interviews Oppen permitted during the last 15 years of his life. These are perhaps the best source for his comments on his poetic practices and contemporary poetry in general.

The interviews are listed in chronological order according to the reported date of their occurrence. The Englebert-West interview probably took place in 1976 shortly after the death of Charles Reznikoff (see Englebert's correspondence to Oppen); however, in the version published in the American Poetry Review (1985), the interviewers date the conversation as taking place during the spring of 1975.

SERIES 8: TRANSLATIONS

In series eight are filed TRANSLATIONS of Oppen' poetry which were either present in Oppen's papers or library. The list is arranged chronologically according to date of publication, and the translator and publication in which the translations appeared have been identified.

SERIES 9: REVIEWS

The final series of the George Oppen papers is primarily comprised of REVIEWS sent to Oppen by the reviewers themselves or, more often, by the Literary Clipping Service. The reviews are arranged alphabetically by name of reviewer. Rather than duplicate David McAleavey's bibliography of works about George Oppen's writings, only a short description of each folder 's contents has been provided, noting the type and quantity of materials and the reviewers represented in the folder.

SERIES 10: MICROFILM

Accessions Processed in 1989

The accessions processed in 1989 consist of eighteen folders and have been arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) NOTES, 3) INTERVIEWS, 4) REVIEWS AND EPHEMERA, and 5) MISCELLANEOUS ADDITIONS.

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series includes letters from George Oppen written to literary critic and friend, Henry Weinfield, as well as one typescript letter to Mary Oppen from Streetfare Journal.

SERIES 2: NOTES

The NOTES series contains one item: a typescript of a poem based on a phrase written by Charles Reznikoff.

SERIES 3: INTERVIEWS

The INTERVIEWS series features a typed transcript of a 1973 interview of Oppen on the BBC.

SERIES 4: REVIEWS AND EPHEMERA

The REVIEWS AND EPHEMERA series contains items collected by Mary Oppen at the end of her husband's life or following his death in 1984. In this series are a citation of honor from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a program of a 1986 exhibit of "This In Which," a program from his "75th Birthday Tribute," a copy of an "In Memorium" article by Hugh Kenner, a certificate from National Endowment for the Arts, and a small collection of newspapers articles written about the poet.

SERIES 5: MISCELLANEOUS ADDITIONS

The MISCELLANEOUS ADDITIONS series includes an annotated typescript of Naomi Replansky's "The Darkening Green"; a mock-up of Mark Linenthal's GROWING LIGHT; two Oppen volumes with author's annotations and editions--THE MATERIALS and THIS IN WHICH; a letter from George Oppen to John Crawford inscribed on the inside cover of a copy of "West End"; and two letters from William Bronk, one dated 8 may 1968 to George and Mary, the other dated 23 July 1976 to George.

Accession Processed in 1985

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Box Folder Oversize
Family Correspondence.
Letters to June Oppen Degnan.
1 1 14 TLs, 2 T, 4 TS, 1 E (36 lvs.), 1957 - 1959.
1 2 2 ALs, 9 TLs, 1 T, 1 TS, 1 ALs from Mary Oppen (19 lvs.), 1960.
1 3 2 ALs, 30 TLs, 5 TLs from June Oppen Degnan, 1 TLs to George(?) (48 lvs.), 1961 - 1962.
1 4 18 TLs, 9 TLsc, 8 TS, 1 E (58 lvs.), 1963.
1 5 2 ALs, 23 TLs, 2 TS, 1 TLc to Linda Oppen Mourelatos, 2 TL from June Oppen Degnan, 3 ALs from Mary Oppen (63 lvs.), 1964 - 1965.
1 6 15 TLs, 1 R, 1 E (25 lvs.), 1966 - 1968.
1 7 2 ALs, 10 TLs, 10 E, 1 TLc from June Oppen Degnan, 4 ALs from Mary Oppen (44 lvs.), 1969 - 1970.
1 8 3 ALs, 8 TLs, 1 APCs, 1 ALs from June Oppen Degnan (12 lvs.), 1971 - 1973.
Letters from Linda Oppen Mourelatos.
1 9 52 ALs, 1 E (156 lvs.), 1957 - 1960.
1 10 5 ALs (12 lvs.), 1961 - 1966.
1 11 26 ALs, 1 ALs from Alex Mourelatos (47 lvs.), 1967 - 1971.
1 12 3 ALs (7 lvs.), 1972.
1 13 4 ALs (8 lvs.), 1973.
1 14 6 ALs (15 lvs.), 1974.
1 15 8 ALs (15 lvs.), 1975.
1 16 7 ALs (10 lvs.), 1976.
1 17 6 ALs (9 lvs.), 1977.
1 18 21 ALs, 1 TL, 8 APCs, 1 ALs from Alex Mourelatos (49 lvs.), 1978.
1 19 64 Als, 7 APCs, 1 ALs to Linda Oppen Mourelatos from T.R., 2 R (80 lvs.), 1979.
1 20 22 ALs, 4 R (undated) (27 lvs.), 1980.
1 21 Letters from Alex Mourelatos. 1 ALs, 2 TLs, 2 APCs, 6 R (13 lvs.).
1 22 Letters from Mary Oppen to Linda Oppen Mourelatos. 5 AL, 1 TL, 1 TLc (8 lvs.).
1 23 Letters from Mary Oppen to GO. 3 ALs, 2 R (5 lvs.).
General Correspondence.
2 1 Abbot, Steve. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
2 2 Ackerson, David. 1 APCs (1 lf.), 1973.
2 3 Adams, Betsy. 2 TLs, 2 APCs, 1 TS (5 lvs.), 1975 - 1976.
2 4 Adams, Michael. 1 TLs, 1 TSc (17 lvs.), 1980.
2 5 Albiach, Anne-Marie. 1 TLs, 1 TS (2 lvs.), 1969 - 1970.
2 6 Aldridge, Richard. 2 TLs, 1 Rc (3 lvs.), 1969.
2 7 Alpert, Barry. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1974.
2 8 American Academy Award. 2 TLs, 1 R (3 lvs.), 1980.
2 9 American Poetry Archive. 1 TLsc (1 lf.), 1977.
2 10 AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW. 2 ALs, 2 TLs, 1 R (5 lvs.), 1975 - 1976.
2 11 Amirkhanian, Charles. 1 ALs, 1 TLs (to Mary Oppen), 1 APCs, 2 TPCs, 1 R (6 lvs.), 1967 - 1977.
2 12 Antin, David. 2 TLs, 2 R (5 lvs.).
2 13 Apodaca, David. 1 TLs, 1 TPCs (2 lvs.), 1974.
2 14 Arizona State University Student Association. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1974.
2 15 Ark, The. 1 TLs (2 lvs.), 1979.
2 16 Armantrout, Rae. 1 TLs (1 lf.), undated.
2 17 Armstrong, Bonnie. 1 R (1 lf.), 1969.
2 18 Arnett, Carroll. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1968.
2 19 Arnold, David. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1977.
2 20 Artman, Carol. 1 TLs (1 lf.).
Auster, Paul.
2 21 8 ALs, 1 TLs (9 lvs.), 1973 - 1976.
2 22 9 ALs, 2 APCs, 1 R (12 lvs.), 1977 - 1980.
2 23 Bancroft Library. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1973.
2 24 Bardona, Carlin. 3 ALs, 1 TLs (7 lvs.), 1972 - 1974.
Barnett, Anthony.
2 25 2 ALs, 8 TLs, 1 R (9 lvs.), 1967 - 1968.
2 26 1 ALs, 6 TLs, 1 APCs (11 lvs.), 1968 - 1972.
2 27 5 ALs, 3 TLs, 1 TLsc (8 lvs.), 1972 - 1978.
Barrows, Anita.
2 28 2 ALs, 9 TLs, 1 TS, 2 R (15 lvs.), 1973 - 1975.
2 29 2 ALs, 4 TLs, 8 TS, 1 R (23 lvs.), 1975 - 1976.
2 30 3 ALs, 3 TLs, 2 TS (14 lvs.), 1976 - 1977.
2 31 2 ALs, 1 TLs, 6 TS (10 lvs.), 1977 - 1979.
2 32 British Broadcasting Co. 1 E (1 lf.), 1973.
2 33 Beauvais, Phyllis. 1 ALs (1 lf.), undated.
2 34 Bedoian, Victor. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1972.
2 35 Berlinger, B.N. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1976.
2 36 Bishop, Jim. 3 ALs, 2 TLs (6 lvs.), 1971 - 1973.
2 37 Black Mesa Press. 1 ALs, 5 TLs, 1 R from Mary Oppen, 11 TSs of Mary Oppen, 1 E (23 lvs.), 1981.
Blau DuPlessis, Rachel.
2 38 1 TLs (5 lvs.), 1968.
2 39 4 TLs, 4 TS, 6 R (24 lvs.), 1972.
2 40 1 ALs, 3 TLs, 7 TS, 1 R (23 lvs.), 1973.
2 41 6 TLs, 2 TS, 4 R (23 lvs.), 1974.
2 42 1 ALs, 7 TLs, 2 TS (14 lvs.), 1975.
2 43 1 ALs, 7 TLs, 2 APCs, 2 TS (16 lvs.), 1976.
2 44 3 ALs, 9 TLs, 1 TS (21 lvs.), 1977.
2 45 7 TLs, 2 APCs, 2 TS, 2 R, 1 TS of George Oppen (41 lvs.), 1978.
2 46 1 ALs, 1 TLs (7 lvs.), 1979.
2 47 1 ALs, 5 TLs, 2 APCs, 2 TS (10 lvs.), 1980.
2 48 3 ALs, 5 TLs, 1 APCs, 2 TS, 1 R (14 lvs.), 1981.
2 49 1 ALs, 5 TLs, 1 APCs, 1 TSc, 1 R (8 lvs.), 1982 - 1983.
3 1 Bonazzi, Rochelle and Robert. 1 TLs (3 lvs.), undated.
3 2 Bontempi, Art. 2 Als, 1 APCs, 1 TS (5 lvs.), 1976.
3 3 Booth, Phillip. 5 TLs, 1 APCs, 1 TS, 1 R (11 lvs.), 1967 - 1973.
3 4 Bose, Buddhadeva. 6 TLs, 1 APCs, 2 TS (10 lvs.), 1961 - 1964.
3 5 BOUNDARY 2. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1975.
3 6 Breit, Luke W. 1 TLs, 1 TPCs (2 lvs.), 1977.
3 7 Bristow, Mark. 2 TLs, 4 TS, 1 TSc (26 lvs.), 1974.
3 8 Britton, Burt. 2 ALs (3 lvs.), undated.
Bronk, William.
3 9 5 ALs, 3 TS, 11 R (30 lvs.), 1962 - 1963.
3 10 5 ALs, 2 TS, 1 TLc from June Oppen Degnan, 11 R (23 lvs.), 1964 - 1965.
3 11 11 ALs, 1 APCs, 1 ALsc to Burton Harlen, 3 MS, 1 TS, 1 TLs from Pat Rose to Go, 20 R, 1 E (42 lvs.), 1966 - 1981.
3 12 Browning, Don. 1 TLs (2 lvs.), undated.
3 13 Berl, Christine. 4 TLs (4 lvs.), 1976 - 1980.
3 14 Buel, Jack. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1978.
Buel, Nellie.
3 15 9 TLs, 1 MS, 2 TS, 1 E (21 lvs.), 1969 - 1972.
3 16 1 ALs, 12 TLs, 1 TS, 1 R (29 lvs.), 1977 - 1980.
3 17 SUNY - Buffalo, Irving Feldman. 1 Als, 1 TLs (2 lvs.), 1967.
3 18 Bunting, Basil. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1973.
3 19 Burbank, Jim. 6 TLs, 1 TS (7 lvs.), 1974 - 1976.
3 20 Caddel, Richard. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1977.
3 21 Cadnum, Michael. 2 ALs, 2 TS (4 lvs.), 1977, 1979.
3 22 Cambridge Poetry Festival, Paul Johnstone. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1977.
Caplan, Ron.
3 23 1 ALs, 11 TLs, 1 TS, 1 R (13 lvs.), 1965 - 1967.
3 24 5 TLs, 1 APCs, 1 TS, 6 R (17 lvs.), 1967 - 1970.
3 25 Cardoza, Sucha. 3 ALs, 1 TLs, 1 R (8 lvs.), 1974 - 1978.
3 26 CCLM. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1974.
3 27 Chapman, Abraham and Belle. 11 TLs, 1 E (12 lvs.), 1974 - 1977.
3 28 CHICAGO REVIEW. 3 TLs (3 lvs.), 1978.
3 29 Chilton, Randolph. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1979.
3 30 Clark, Thomas. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1965.
3 31 Clayton, Jay. 3 TLs (4 lvs.), 1970.
3 32 Cody's. 1 E (1 lf.), 1978.
3 33 Colby, Noel. 1 Als, 1 R from MO (4 lvs.), 1978.
3 34 Colby, Wendell. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1978.
3 35 Cookson, William. 2 ALs (2 lvs.), 1965.
Cooper, Jane.
3 36 4 TLs, 1 TS (7 lvs.), 1972 - 1977.
3 37 2 ALs, 5 TLs, 1 R (11 lvs.), 1972 - 1977.
3 38 Corbett, Bill. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1971.
3 39 Corman, Cid. 2 TLs, 2 APCs (4 lvs.), 1960, 1980-1981.
3 40 Cox, Ed. 1 ALs, 2 TLs, 1 TS (4 lvs.), 1976 - 1978.
3 41 Cox, Martin. 1 ALs, 1 R (2 lvs.), 1966.
Crawford, John.
3 42 1 ALs, 9 TLs, 2 TS, 10 R (32 lvs.), 1965 - 1970.
3 43 2 ALs, 8 TLs, 2 TS (21 lvs.), 1970 - 1975.
3 44 2 ALs, 7 TLs, 8 R (14 lvs.), 1976 - 1981.
3 45 Crawford, John, Andrew Hoyen, W. Kaplan. Letters concerning GO's "Another Language of New York" (3 lvs.), 1966.
George Oppen to John Crawford.
3 46 Photocopy of letter file, part I (42 lvs. plus front cover of binder).
3 47 Photocopy of letter file, part II (33 lvs.).
3 48 Photocopy of letter file, part III (43 lvs.).
3 49 Creeley, Robert. 1 TLs, 1 TLs to JOD (2 lvs.), 1965, 1967.
3 50 Crozier, Andrew. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1965.
Cuddihy, Michael.
3 51 2 ALs, 9 TLs, 4 TLs of GO; 1 R (19 lvs.), 1971 - 1973.
3 52 3 ALs, 4 TLs, 4 R (13 lvs.), 1973 - 1974.
3 53 2 ALs, 8 TLs, 1 APCs, 6 TS, 1 R (19 lvs.), 1974 - 1980.
3 54 Cunningham, Carol. 1 TLs, 1 TS (1 lf.), 1978.
4 1 Dahlen, Beverly. 2 TLs (2 lvs.), 1975, 1978.
4 2 Dakota Territory - Tom McGrath. 1 ALs, 1 ALsc (2 lvs.), 1973.
4 3 Daley, John. 1 ALs, 1 TLs (3 lvs.), 1974.
4 4 Davidson, Michael. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
4 5 Davie, Donald. 3 ALs, 3 TLs, 1 APCs, 1 TSca, 4 R (20 lvs.), 1969 - 1979.
4 6 Deitch, Dave (Daytop). 3 R (3 lvs.), undated.
Dembo, L.S..
4 7 11 TLs, 1 TSc, 6 R (18 lvs.), 1968 - 1980.
4 8 From Dembo's secretary C.N. Pondrom - 1 ALs, 1 R (2 lvs.), 1969.
4 9 1 TLSc (to J. Laughlin), 2 R (3 lvs.), 1968.
4 10 Deutsch, Babette. 1 TLSc (1 lf.), 1976.
4 11 Dietrich, Frank. 1 TS (13 pp.), 1974.
4 12 Directory of American Poets. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1974.
4 13 Dodd, Wayne. 3 TLs (3 lvs.), 1977, 1981.
4 14 Duerdan, Richard. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1978.
4 15 Duncan, Robert. 3 ALs, 4 R (8 lvs.), 1974 - 1978.
4 16 Early, Joe. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1968.
4 17 Eaton, Richard. 2 TLs, 1 TS (essay on G.O.), 1 R (10 lvs.), 1974 - 1981.
4 18 Economou, George. 1 ALs, 1 TS (2 lvs.), 1973.
4 19 Edwards, Michael. 3 ALs (3 lvs.), 1973 - 1975.
Einzig, Barbara.
4 20 1 ALs, 2 TLs, 1 TS, 1 TSc (14 lvs.), 1973.
4 21 1 TLs, 1 TS (4 lvs.), 1975.
4 22 Englebert, Michael. 2 TLs, 1 TLs with GO notes, 1 TS, 1 TSc with GO note (25 lvs.), 1976 - 1977.
Enslin, Ted.
4 23 10 TLs, 1 R (10 lvs.), 1965 - 1969.
4 24 9 TLs, 1 TSc, 1 E (15 lvs.), 1970 - 1979.
4 25 Eshleman, Clayton. 1 TLs, 2 R (4 lvs.), 1968.
Faucherau, Serge.
4 26 1 ALs, 6 TLs, 2 TS (12 lvs.), 1966 - 1969.
4 27 11 ALs, 1 PPc (44 lvs.), 1973 - 1978.
4 28 Feld, Ross. 6 TLs (7 lvs.), 1968 - 1971.
4 29 Field, Edward. 4 TLs (4 lvs.), 1976 - 1978.
4 30 Finlayson, Doug. 3 ALs (5 lvs.).
4 31 Fisher, David. 1 ALs, 3 TLs, 2 TS, 1 R (12 lvs.), 1975 - 1980.
4 32 Fixel, Lawrence. 1 ALs, 1 R (2 lvs.), 1968.
4 33 Ford, Hugh. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
4 34 Four Zoas Press. 1 ALs, 10 TLs, 2 TS (11 lvs.), undated.
4 35 Franklin, Albert. 1 ALs (1 lf.), undated.
4 36 Fraser, Kathleen. 2 ALs, 5 TLs, 1 APCs (9 lvs.), 1966 - 1978.
4 37 Fredman, Steve. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1973.
4 38 Freeman, John. 1 ALs, 2 TLs, 1 TS, 1977 - 1979.
4 39 Freeman, Peter C. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1976.
4 40 Frelicher, Melvyn. 1 TPCs (1 lf.), 1976.
4 41 Fresno State College. 2 TLs, 1 E (3 lvs.), 1967.
4 42 Friendly Local Press. 1 ALs, 1 TLs, 1 E (3 lvs.), 1968 - 1970.
4 43 Fulcrum Press, Stuart and Deirdre Montgomery. 14 TLs, 3 TLcs and 1 TLc from Laurence Pollinger to Fulcrum Press, 3 TLsc and 2 TLc to Laurence Pollinger from Fulcrum Press, 2 TLs from Carol McNair to GO, 7 TLs from Laurence Pollinger to GO, 1 contract, 2 acknowledgement pages, contents pages, 10 R (59 lvs.), 1967 - 1973.
4 44 Fulton, Theresa. 6 ALs, 2 TLs, 1 TS; 1 R (16 lvs.), ca. mid-1970s.
4 45 Gach, Garry. 1 TLs (1 lf.), undated.
4 46 Ganick, P. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1976.
4 47 Genesis West. 2 TLs (2 lvs.), 1962.
4 48 Gitin, David and Joyce. 2 ALs, 17 TLs, 1 APCs, 1 TPCs, 2 TS, 1 R (26 lvs.), 1968 - 1981.
4 49 Glide. 1 ALs, 3 TLs (4 lvs.), 1970.
4 50 Goldblatt, Eli. 3 ALs, 1 TS, 1 TSc (8 lvs.), 1977 - 1979.
4 51 Goodman, Robert and Carolyn. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1964.
4 52 Green, Galen. 1 TPCs (1 lf.), 1973.
4 53 Green, Laurence. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1977.
4 54 Gregg, Linda. 1 ALs, 3 TLs, 1 R (5 lvs.), 1979.
4 55 Griffin, Jonathan. 8 ALs, 1 APCs, 1 E (11 lvs.), 1977 - 1980.
4 56 Grosseteste. 2 ALs, 10 TLs, 6 APCs, 2 TPCs, 3 R (24 lvs.), 1971 - 1978.
4 57 Gruber, Ruth. 2 ALs (2 lvs.), 1973.
Guedalla, Roger and Vicki.
4 58 2 ALs, 10 TLs, 1 R (13 lvs.), 1968 - 1971.
4 59 4 TLs, 1 R, 1 E (8 lvs.), 1973.
4 60 Guerrard, Philip. 1 TL, 1 TS (3 lvs.), 1978.
5 1 Haight, Eve. 9 ALs, 1 TLs, 5 MS, 1 MSc, 1 TS, 18 R (52 lvs.), 1960s.
5 2 Halpern, Seymour. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1972.
5 3 Hamburger, Michael. 3 ALs, 2 TLs (8 lvs.), 1973 - 1975.
5 4 Hanzlicek, Charles. 5 TLs (7 lvs.), 1966 - 1968.
Heller, Michael.
5 5 6 TLs, 1 TS, 1 R (7 lvs.), 1968 - 1971.
5 6 4 TLs (7 lvs.), 1972.
5 7 1 ALs, 1 TSc (17 lvs.), ca. 1970s.
5 8 10 TLs, 2 TS, 3 R (16 lvs.), 1973 - 1975.
5 9 5 TLs, 1 APCs, 2 TSc (23 lvs.), 1976 - 1979.
5 10 Henkin, Bill. 11 TLs (13 lvs.), 1968 - 1971.
5 11 Hindus, Milton. 3 TLs, 1 TS (7 lvs.), 1976 - 1980.
5 12 Hirshman, Jack. 2 TLs (2 lvs.), 1973.
5 13 Hofstadter, Mark. 1 TLs (1 lf.), ca. 1970s.
5 14 Homberger, Eric. 3 ALs, 1 TLs (4 lvs.), 1973 - 1975.
5 15 Howe, Susan. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1977.
5 16 Howie, Harry. 2 TLs, 2 TS (4 lvs.), 1977, 1979.
5 17 Human Handkerchief. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1974.
5 18 Huot, Robert. 1 R (1 lf.), undated.
5 19 Ignatow, David. 1 ALs, 16 TLs, 3 TPCs, 1 R (23 lvs.), 1962 - 1981.
5 20 Inquiry. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
5 21 IOWA REVIEW. 2 ALs, 1 TLs, 1 TLs from Thomas Lux to Gary Jach (4 lvs.), 1971 - 1975.
5 22 Jaffe, Sherril. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
Jaffer, Frances.
5 23 1 TSc, 1 AL, 1 TLs (18 lvs.), undated.
5 24 3 ALs, 2 TLs, 1 TS, 1 R (18 lvs.), mid-1970s.
5 25 1 ALs, 2 TLs, 15 TSc (27 lvs.), mid-1970s.
5 26 1 ALs, 5 TLs, 4 TS, 2 R (22 lvs.), late 1970s.
5 27 1 ALs, 2 TLs, 4 TSc, 1 TS (30 lvs.), late 1970s.
5 28 2 TLs, 1 APCs, 2 TS (28 lvs.), late 1970s - early 1980s.
5 29 5 TLs, 4 TS (11 lvs.), 1980s.
5 30 James, John. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1964.
5 31 Jevremovic, George. 2 ALs, 2 TLs (11 lvs.), 1976.
Johnstone, George.
5 32 6 ALs, 1 TLs, 1 R (14 lvs.), 1964 - 1969.
5 33 17 TLs, 2 R (24 lvs.), 1969 - 1981.
5 34 Johnstone, Paul. 1 ALs, 2 TLs (3 lvs.), 1975 - 1976.
5 35 Jolins, Judith. 1 ALs, 1 TLs (2 lvs.), 1972.
5 36 Jordan, Donald M. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1979.
5 37 Justice, Donald. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1967.
6 1 Kaplan, Lenore. 3 ALs, 4 TLs, 1 TS, 2 R (23 lvs.), 1960 - 1972.
6 2 Kaplan, Paul. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1965.
6 3 Kaplan, William. 4 ALs, 1 R (12 lvs.), 1963 - 1978.
6 4 Kaufman, Shirley. 7 ALs, 4 TLs, 2 TS, 1 R (21 lvs.), 1973 - 1977.
6 5 Kelley, Robert. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1975.
6 6 Kenner, Hugh. 7 TLs, 1 R (8 lvs.), 1963 - 1978.
6 7 Klein, Arnold. 2 TLs (2 lvs.), 1977.
6 8 Kleinzahler, August. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1979.
6 9 Knopf, Alfred A. 2 TLs, 2 TSc, permission forms (5 lvs.), 1974 - 1975.
6 10 KPBS-FM San Diego. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
Kray, Elizabeth.
6 11 2 ALs, 3 TLs, 2 APCs, 1 R, 1 ALs to J. O. Degnan (9 lvs.), 1963 - 1965.
6 12 8 TLs, 1 R (11 lvs.), 1966 - 1969.
6 13 14 TLs, 1 APCs, 1 TPCs, 2 R (22 lvs.), 1972 - 1973.
6 14 KULCHUR. 1 AL, 2 TLs (4 lvs.), 1963.
6 15 KPFA-FM Berkeley. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1968.
6 16 Lampeter Muse. 2 TLs (2 lvs.), undated.
6 17 Lattimore, Alexander. 2 TLs, 1 TS (4 lvs.), 1976.
6 18 Laughlin, Anne and James. 1 ALs, 1 TLs (2 lvs., see New Directions also), 1974.
6 19 Layten, Meredith. 2 TLs (4 lvs.), 1976.
6 20 Lazarus. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1974.
6 21 Levertov, Denise. 3 ALs, 3 TLs, 4 R (18 lvs.), 1963 - 1970.
6 22 Levick, Hugh. 3 TLs (4 lvs.), undated.
6 23 Levine, Phil. 6 ALs, 2 TLs, 1 APCs, 4 R (15 lvs.), 1967 - 1974.
6 24 Lewis, Peter. 1 ALs, 1 TS (2 lvs.), 1976.
Liljefelt, Stanley.
6 25 1 TLs, 8 TS (15 lvs.), 1974.
6 26 1 TLs, 3 TS (10 lvs.), 1974.
Lippe, Jane.
6 27 2 ALs, 5 TS (9 lvs.), 1974.
6 28 4 ALs, 3 TLs, 5 TS, 1 R (15 lvs.), 1975.
6 29 1 ALs, 6 TLs, 2 TS (11 lvs.), 1976 - 1977.
6 30 3 ALs, 4 TLs, 4 TS, 1 R (15 lvs.), 1978.
6 31 4 ALs, 5 TLs, 4 TS, 3 R (22 lvs.), 1979 - 1980.
6 32 1 ALs, 2 TLs (2 lvs.), ca. 1970s.
6 33 J.B. Lippincott, Co. 1 E (1 lf.), 1970.
6 34 Logan, John. 1 TLs (1 lf.), undated.
6 35 Loney, Alan. 3 TLs (4 lvs.), 1977.
6 36 Low, Madelaine M. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1965.
6 37 LZ. 2 ALs (2 lvs.), 1981.
McAleavy, David.
7 1 2 ALs, 10 TLs, 2 TS (17 lvs.), 1974 - 1980.
7 2 1 ALs, 1 TLs, C.V., 1 R (13 lvs.), 1980.
7 3 1 ALs, 1 TLs, 2 TS of G.O. bibliography (66 lvs.), 1979.
7 4 McCarthy, Eugene J. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1969.
7 5 McClure, Michael. 2 ALs, 1 TLs, 3 TS, 1 R (10 lvs.), 1963 - 1974.
7 6 McDonough, Paul. 3 TLs (5 lvs.), 1977.
7 7 McGuire, Mike. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1974.
7 8 McHugh, Heather. 1 TLs, 1 R (2 lvs.), ca. late 1960s.
7 9 McMillen, R. Paul. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
7 10 McWilliams, Carey. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1977.
7 11 Maderos, Tom. 1 TLs (2 lvs.), 1977.
7 12 Mailer, Norman. 1 R (1 lf.), ca. early 1960s.
7 13 Malanga, Gerard. 2 TLs, 1 R (3 lvs.), 1963, 1974.
7 14 Malone, Collie. 2 ALs (2 lvs.), 1969.
7 15 Mariah, Paul. 1 TSs (1 lf.), 1962.
7 16 Marshall, Jack. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1969.
Martin, John.
7 17 Black Sparrow Press. 15 TLs, 1 R (18 lvs.), 1974 - 1981.
7 18 11 TLs, 1 E (15 lvs.), 1976 - 1977.
7 19 10 TLs (11 lvs.), 1977 - 1978.
7 20 4 TLs (5 lvs.), 1978 - 1979.
7 21 MASSACHUSETTS REVIEW. 1 TLs, 1 copyright/royalty form (2 lvs.), 1962.
7 22 Mendel, Mark. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1975.
7 23 Merlin Press. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1976.
Meyer, Diane (Andy).
7 24 7 ALs, 3 TL (27 lvs.), 1961 - 1963.
7 25 10 ALs, 12 TL (45 lvs.), 1964 - 1965.
7 26 16 ALs, 7 TL (66 lvs.), 1966 - 1975.
7 27 1 TS, 22 R (24 lvs.).
7 28 2 TS, 14 R; 1 ALs to GO from Bob with glued on letter to DM (33 lvs.).
7 29 4 TS, 22 R (51 lvs.).
7 30 Mezey, Bob. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1973.
7 31 To Josephine Miles. 1 R (1 lf.).
7 32 MISSOURI REVIEW. 1 R (1 lf.), undated.
7 33 Morrow, Bradford. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1979.
7 34 Montgomery Seminar of the Arts. 1 ALs, 2 TLs (3 lvs.), 1973 - 1978.
7 35 Mottram, Eric. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1973.
7 36 Mundhenk, Michael. 1 TLs w/c (2 lvs.), 1981.
7 37 Museum of Modern Art. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1974.
7 38 Mycue, Edward. 3 ALs, 4 TLs, 2 TS (15 lvs.).
7 39 Nancarrow, Conlon. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
7 40 National Endowment for the Arts. 1 TLs, 3 E (4 lvs.).
7 41 Navaro, Bud. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1978.
7 42 Navaro, William. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1977.
7 43 Neigehauer, Sasha. 2 ALs (2 lvs.).
NEW DIRECTIONS.
8 1 Publishing contracts for COLLECTED POEMS (3 lvs.), 1975.
8 2 Proof notations for last two sections of COLLECTED POEMS (4 lvs.), 1975.
Correspondence with James Laughlin.
8 3 1 TLs, 1 R (2 lvs.), 1959.
8 4 5 TLs (2 lvs.), 1961 - 1964.
8 5 1 ALs, 10 TLs, 1 TLs from Tom Maschler to James Laughlin, 1 TLc from JL to Erik Bauersfeld, and 1 TL from Laughlin to Armand Schwerner, 5 R (22 lvs.), 1967 - 1969.
8 6 1 ALs, 2 TLs; 2 APCs (6 lvs.), 1970 - 1973.
8 7 3 TLs, 1 APCs, 1 TLc to Richard Seaver and 1 TLc to June Oppen Degnan; 3 R (14 lvs.), 1974.
8 8 6 TLs, 1 APCs; 5 R (20 lvs.), 1975.
8 9 5 TLs (5 lvs.), 1976.
8 10 1 AL, 7 TLs, 1 APCs; 1 TLs from Tomas Zamora to G.O.; 1 TL from Jacqueline Simms to J.L.; 1 R (16 lvs.), 1978 - 1981.
Correspondence with Robert MacGregor.
8 11 3 TLs from Laurence Pollinger to G.O.; 1 TLc from Robert MacGregor to L.P. (5 lvs.), 1966.
8 12 1 TLs, 1 TLc, 1 APCs, 1 TPCs, 1 TLs to Gerald Pollinger, 1 TLsc from Gerald Pollinger to RM, 1 TLc to Tom Maschler, 2 TLc to Laurence Pollinger , 1 TLc to Henry Rago; 1 R (16 lvs.), 1968.
8 13 3 TLs, 3 TLc to Laurence Pollinger, 5 TLsc from Laurence and Gerald Pollinger to RM (13 lvs.), 1969.
8 14 1 ALs, 3 TLs, 1 TLsc from Laurence Pollinger, 1 TLc to Laurence Pollinger, 1 TLs & 1 TLsc to GO from Mark Lillis, 1 TLc to Walter Hamady, 1 TLsc from Kyoshi Asano, 1 E; 5 R (22 lvs.), 1969.
8 15 1 ALs, 1 TLs, 1 TLc to Mark Lillis, 1 TLc to Dagmar Henne; 1 R (11 lvs.), 1969.
8 16 2 TLs, 1 E; 1 R (4 lvs.), 1969.
8 17 5 TLs, 1 TLs from Laurence Pollinger to RM, 2 TLc to Laurence Pollinger from RM, 1 TLc from Dierdere Montgomery to Laurence Pollinger (11 lvs.), 1970 - 1972.
8 18 1 ALs, 1 TLs, 1 TLsc from Laurence Pollinger to James Laughlin, 3 TLsc from Laurence Pollinger to RM, 3 TLc to Laurence Pollinger from RM, 1 TLc to Tim Longville from RM, 1972.
8 19 2 TLs, 3 TLsc from Laurence Pollinger to RM, 3 TLc to Laurence Pollinger from RM, 1 TLs from Laurence Pollinger to MO, 2 TLsc from Laurence Pollinger to Tim Longville, 1 TLc to Tim Lonville from RM, 2 ALsc from Tim Longville to RM, 1 TLc to Andrew Crozier from RM, 1 TLc to Charles Reznikoff from RM (17 lvs.), 1973.
8 20 Martin, Fredrick. 17 TLs; 2 R (23 lvs.).
8 21 Misc. 4 TLs, 5 E (10 lvs.).
8 22 Permissions (11 lvs.), 1968 - 1974.
8 23 Permissions (14 lvs.), 1975 - 1978.
8 24 Royalty statements (21 lvs.).
8 25 New York City Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Administration. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1969.
8 26 New York State Council of the Arts. 1 TLs (2 lvs.), 1970.
8 27 NEW YORKER. 2 TLs to June Oppen Degnan (2 lvs.), 1963.
8 28 University of North Carolina, Greensboro. 2 ALs (2 lvs.), 1976.
8 29 Obituaries - NEW YORK TIMES, POETRY PROJECT, AMERICAN POETRY ARCHIVE, POETRY FLASH (4 items), 1984.
8 30 O'Brien, Joseph M. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1977.
8 31 O'Brien, Michael. 2 ALs, 8 TLs, 6 TS, 3 R (22 lvs.), 1970 - 1978.
8 32 Occident. 1 TLs (1 lf.), ca. mid-1970s.
8 33 O'Conner, Jean. 1 ALs (2 lvs.), undated.
8 34 Olds, Sharon. 3 ALs, 6 TLs, 1 R (13 lvs.), 1976 - 1980.
8 35 Oppenheimer, Joel. 9 TLs (9 lvs.), 1975 - 1978.
8 36 Orlen, Steven. 1 TLs (2 lvs.), ca. early 1960s.
8 37 Oxford University Press. 2 TLs (2 lvs.), 1972, 1974.
9 1 Pacheco, Jo. 2 ALs, 2 APCs; 1 TLs from John Crawford (7 lvs.), ca. late 1960s.
9 2 Paganetti, Jo Ann. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1975.
PAIDEUMA- Burton Hatlen.
9 3 3 TLs (4 lvs.), 1978 - 1979.
9 4 7 TLs (12 lvs.), 1980.
9 5 3 TLs (7 lvs.), 1981.
9 6 PAPER AIR - Gill Ott. 4 TLs (4 lvs.), 1978 - 1979.
9 7 PARIS REVIEW. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1965.
9 8 Parker, Frank. 1 ALs, 1 TLs (5 lvs.), 1975.
9 9 Perkins, Mark. 1 TLs (2 lvs.), ca. mid-1970s.
9 10 Pepper, Max. 1 ALs, 1 TLs; 1 R (7 lvs.), ca. early 1960s.
9 11 Perfect Bound. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
Perishable Press - Walter Hamady.
9 12 10 ALs (13 lvs.), 1968 - 1969.
9 13 7 ALs, 1 TLs , 1 TLs from Robert MacGregor; 1 ALs from WH to Robert MacGregor, 1 E (12 lvs.), 1969 - 1972.
9 14 Peterson, Don. 1 ALs, 1 TLs, 1 TS (3 lvs.), 1970.
9 15 Pettet, Simon. 1 ALs, 2 TLs (3 lvs.), 1976 - 1977.
9 16 Phelps, Donald. 1 ALs; 1 R (3 lvs.), 1966.
9 17 Plank, Richard. 1 TLs, 1 X-mas card (2 lvs.), 1976.
9 18 Planz, Allen. 1 ALs, 4 TLs; 2 R (8 lvs.), 1964-ca. 1970.
9 19 PLAYBOY. 2 TLs, 2 E; 2 R (13 lvs.), 1971 - 1972.
9 20 PN REVIEW. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1977.
9 21 Poetry. 15 TLs, 1 E; 1 R.
9 22 Poetry. 15 TLs (15 lvs.), 1963 - 1978.
Poetry Center.
9 23 1 TLs, 3 E (4 lvs.), 1972 - 1978.
9 24 YM-YWHA/NYC. 2 TLS, 2 E (6 lvs.), ca. late 1960s.
9 25 Poetry in Public Places. 3 TLs, 2 E (5 lvs.), 1974 - 1976.
9 26 Polis. 3 TLs (3 lvs.), 1980.
9 27 Pompidou Centre (Paris). 1 TLs, 1 TLsc (2 lvs.), 1977.
9 28 Pound, Ezra. 1 R (1 lf.), undated.
9 29 Power, Kevin. 3 TLs (3 lvs.), 1975 - 1977.
9 30 Powers, David. 1 ALs (2 lvs.), 1978.
9 31 Prynne, Jeremy. 2 ALs (6 lvs.), 1973.
9 32 Pulitzer Prize. 2 TLs, 1 Certificate; 3 partial drafts of acceptance speech (7 lvs.), 1969.
9 33 Quasha, George. 7 TLs, 1 TPCs (8 lvs.), 1969 - 1977.
9 34 Rain. 1 TLs (Oppen letter); R (2 lvs.), 1972.
9 35 Rakosi, Carl. 5 ALs, 5 TLs, 1 TPCs, 1 TS; 5 R (18 lvs.), 1969 - 1978.
9 36 Randall, Margaret. 1 R (1 lf.), undated.
9 37 Rector, Liam. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
9 38 Rector, Ron. 1 ALs (1 lf.), undated.
9 39 RED CEDAR REVIEW - Michael McCormick. 2 TLs (2 lvs.), undated.
9 40 Reisman, Jerry. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1969.
9 41 Replansky, Naomi. 2 ALs; 3 R (6 lvs.), 1973.
Reznikoff, Charles.
9 42 6 ALs, 1 TLs, 2 TLs to June Oppen Degnan, 1 TLsc to Galen Williams, 1 TS (10 lvs.), 1959 - 1975.
9 43 7 TS - Essays and Poems (17 lvs.).
9 44 3 TS (7 lvs.).
9 45 Rice, Stan. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1976.
9 46 Richardson, Robert. 1 TLs (2 lvs.), 1975.
9 47 Riley, Peter. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1975.
9 48 Robbins, William. 1 TL (1 lf.), undated.
9 49 Roditi, Edward. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1980.
9 50 Rodefer, Steven. 1 ALs ,1 TLs ; 1 R (3 lvs.), ca. 1968, 1978.
9 51 Rogers, Del Marie. 1 ALs (2 lvs.), 1978.
Rorty, Amelie Oksenberg - Letters mainly addressed to Mary Oppen.
9 52 1 ALs, 4 TLs, 1 TS; 1 R (26 lvs.), ca. 1970s.
9 53 3 TLs, 2 TS; 1 R (7 lvs.), ca. 1970s.
9 54 2 TS (9 lvs.), undated.
9 55 2 TS (7 lvs.), undated.
9 56 2 Als, 6 TLs (8 lvs.), undated.
9 57 Rosachacki, Don. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1972.
9 58 Rosenblum, Martin J. 2 TLs (2 lvs.), 1974.
9 59 Ross-Erickson, Inc. 1 Calling Card (1 lf.).
9 60 Rothenberg, Jerome. 1 ALs, 5 TLs, 3 TS (16 lvs.), 1968 - 1977.
9 61 Rothfeld, Tracy. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1976.
9 62 Royet-Journand, Claude. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1978.
9 63 Rozinante - Allen Kimball. 2 TLs (3 lvs.), 1977.
9 64 Rudman, Mark. 1 TPCs (1 lf.), 1978.
9 65 Rudolf, Anthony. 5 ALs, 7 TLs, 2 APCs (14 lvs.), ca. late 1970s.
9 66 Ryan, Dennis. 1 ALs, 1 TLs (2 lvs.), 1976.
9 67 Ryan, Sister Patricia. 2 ALs, 2 TS; 1 R (6 lvs.), 1974, 1976.
9 68 Rye, Judy Sexton. 1 ALs (2 lvs.), 1980.
10 1 St. James Press. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1979.
10 2 Samer, Paul Yuri. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
10 3 San Francisco Board of Supervisors. 1 R (1 lf.), 1969.
10 4 San Francisco Public Library. 2 TLs (2 lvs.), 1963 - 1964.
10 5 Santos, Mary D. 4 ALs, 3 TLs (9 lvs.), 1974.
10 6 Sarton, May. 1 APCs (1 lf.), undated.
10 7 de Sayogo, Irene. 2 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
Schneider, Steve and Toby.
10 8 5 R (12 lvs.), undated.
10 9 1 TLs, 1 TS; 1 R (5 lvs.), 1962.
Schneider, Steve.
10 10 1 ALs, 2 TLs; 1 R (8 lvs.), 1962.
10 11 2 TLs (9 lvs.), 1962.
10 12 2 ALs, 1 TLs (13 lvs.), 1962.
10 13 2 ALs, 2 TLs (5 lvs.).
10 14 3 TLs; 5 R (9 lvs.), 1963.
10 15 2 ALs, 5 TLs; 1 R (10 lvs.), 1964.
10 16 3 TLs, 1 R (6 lvs.), 1965.
10 17 1 ALs, 4 TLs, 2 TS; 1 R (8 lvs.), 1966 - 1976.
10 18 3 TLs, 3 R (9 lvs.), 1977 - 1981.
10 19 Schmitz, Axel. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1968.
10 20 Schultz, Philip. 7 TLs (8 lvs.), 1968 - 1971.
10 21 Schwabacher, Ethel. 2 ALs; 1 R (4 lvs.), 1967.
10 22 Schwartz, Howard. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1977.
10 23 Schwerner, Armand. 2 ALs, 10 TLs, 2 TS; 2 R (20 lvs.), 1964 - 1976.
10 24 Seabury Press. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1974.
10 25 Seidman, Hugh. 9 TLs; 1 R (10 lvs.), 1968 - 1973.
10 26 Seigman, Ataxia and Judith. 1 ALs, 6 TLs; 1 R (15 lvs.), undated.
10 27 Shahar, David and Shula. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1975.
10 28 Shapiro, Abbie. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1978.
Shapiro, Harvey.
10 29 2 TLs, 1 TS; 4 R (10 lvs.), 1967.
10 30 5 TLs; 4 R (9 lvs.), 1969.
10 31 4 TLs, 1 E (5 lvs.), ca. 1970s.
10 32 6 TLs (7 lvs.), 1971.
10 33 4 TLs, 3 TS; 1 R (10 lvs.), 1972.
10 34 Sharp, Tom. 6 TLs, 2 TS (42 lvs.), 1977 - 1980.
10 35 Sharpe, Charles H. Jr. 1 TSc (4 lvs.), undated.
10 36 Shein, Keith. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
10 37 Shoemaker, Jack. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1972.
10 38 Silk, Dennis. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1976.
10 39 Simic, Charles. 1 APCs; 1 R (2 lvs.), 1973.
10 40 Simon and Schuster. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1970.
10 41 Solt, Mary Ellen. 2 ALs, 3 TLs (5 lvs.), 1961 - 1962.
10 42 Sorrentino, Gil. 2 TLs; 1 R (3 lvs.), 1963 - 1965.
10 43 Spingarn, Lawrence. 1 R (1 lf.), 1972.
10 44 Station Hill Press. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
10 45 Strasser, Edna. 2 ALs (2 lvs.), 1965, 1967.
10 46 Stein, Sherman. 1 ALs, 1 TLs; 2 R (6 lvs.), 1967, 1969.
10 47 Stewart, Alexander. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1977.
10 48 Stock, Doreen. 3 ALs, 5 TS, 1 E (13 lvs.), 1974 - 1977.
10 49 Stock, Ron. 1 ALs, 2 TS, 1 E (4 lvs.), undated.
10 50 Seuss, Penelope. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1971.
10 51 Sullivan, Arthur G. III. 1 TLs (2 lvs.), undated.
Sumac Press.
10 52 Jim Austin. 4 TLS, 2 TPCs; 1 R (7 lvs.), 1972 - 1973.
Dan Gerber.
10 53 6 TLs (6 lvs.), 1970.
10 54 1 ALs, 8 TLs, 1 APCs; 1 R (13 lvs.), 1971.
10 55 3 ALs, 13 TLs, 1 APCS, 2 TS (24 lvs.), 1972 - 1980.
Taggart, John.
11 1 4 TLs, 1 APCs (5 lvs.), 1967 - 1968.
11 2 6 TLS, 1 APCs (7 lvs.), 1970 - 1972.
11 3 11 TLs, 1 TS (12 lvs.), 1974 - 1976.
11 4 7 TLs, 2 APCs, 1 TS; 1 R (20 lvs.), 1977 - 1978.
11 5 4 TLs, 1 TS, 1 E (12 lvs.), 1978.
11 6 5 TLs, 1 APCs, 2 TS; 2 R (11 lvs.), 1979 - 1981.
11 7 Taylor, Andrew. 2 ALs, 1 TLs, 1 TS, 1 R (7 lvs.), 1975 - 1978.
11 8 University of Texas, Austin. 1 ALs, 1 TLs (2 lvs.), 1977.
11 9 Thayler, Carl. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1980.
11 10 Thin Line Press. 2 TLs (3 lvs.), 1962.
Tomlinson, Charles.
11 11 9 ALs; 1 R (9 lvs.), 1963.
11 12 5 ALs (7 lvs.), 1964.
11 13 9 ALs (9 lvs.), 1965 - 1966.
11 14 9 ALs; 4 R (14 lvs.), 1967 - 1968.
11 15 14 ALs, 1 TS; 2 R (18 lvs.), 1969 - 1981.
11 16 Torrance, Chris. 1 R (1 lf.), undated.
11 17 Valentine, Jean. 1 APCs (1 lf.), 1975.
11 18 Van Der Hallen, Marijke. 1 TL, 1 E (2 lvs.), 1978.
11 19 Vas Dias, Robert. 14 TLs; 3 R (22 lvs.), 1969 - 1978.
11 20 Waessner, Warren. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1970.
Wakoski, Diane.
11 21 11 TLs, 3 APCs; 3 R (19 lvs.), 1964 - 1971.
11 22 6 TLs, 1 APCs; 1 R (10 lvs.), 1974 - 1978.
11 23 Waldrop, Rosemarie and Keith. 2 TLs (2 lvs.), 1972, 1977.
11 24 Walsh, Joe. 1 ALs (1 lf.), 1977.
11 25 Watershed Foundation. 1 TLs, 1 E (6 lvs.), 1981.
Weber, Sally Appleton.
11 26 1 ALs, 3 TLs, 1 E ; 5 R (15 lvs.), 1969.
11 27 3 ALs, 2 TLs, 1 TS; 1 R (18 lvs.), 1970 - 1971.
11 28 2 ALs, 6 TLs (8 lvs.), 1972 - 1975.
11 29 4 ALs, 5 TLs, 1 TS (13 lvs.), 1976.
11 30 6 ALs, 1 TLs, 3 TS (15 lvs.), 1977 - 1981.
11 31 Weaver, Judith. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1977.
11 32 Webster, Brenda. 1 TL (1 lf.), undated.
11 33 Webster, Tom. 4 ALs, 1 TLs (7 lvs.), 1970 - 1971.
11 34 Weil, James L. 1 ALs, 18 TLs, 2 TPCs; 4 R (25 lvs.), 1963 - 1980.
Weinberger, Eliot.
11 35 4 TLs; 1 R (8 lvs.), 1968 - 1970.
11 36 4 ALs, 11 TLs (15 lvs.), 1973 - 1976.
11 37 5 ALs, 6 TLs; 1 R (14 lvs.), 1977 - 1978.
11 38 1 ALs, 9 TLs; 1 R, 1 TS (12 lvs.), 1979 - 1980.
11 39 3 TLs, 1 TS; 1 R (10 lvs.), 1980.
11 40 Weinfield, Henry. 5 ALs, 4 TLs, 2 TS (23 lvs.), ca. mid-1970s.
11 41 West, Michael. 1 TLs (1 lf.), ca. late 1970s.
11 42 Whelen, Christopher. 1 TLs (2 lvs.), 1981.
11 43 Whitney, John. 1 TLs; 3 R (4 lvs.), 1965.
11 44 Will, Fred. 5 ALs, 1 TLs; 5 R (19 lvs.), 1967 - 1968.
11 45 Williams, Jonathan. 2 TLs, 1 TPCs, 1 E (4 lvs.), 1971 - 1979.
11 46 Williams, William Carlos and Floss. 1 ALs, 1 TLs, 4 APCS; 1 R (10 lvs.), 1960, 1962.
11 47 Wilson, John. 4 ALs, 4 TLs, 2 TS (10 lvs.), 1975 - 1977.
11 48 Wilson, Keith. 7 TLs, 1 TS (8 lvs.), 1968 - 1976.
11 49 Wilson, Mark. 2 ALs (3 lvs.), 1971.
11 50 Wolf, Douglas. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1978.
11 51 Woolf, Eleanor. 1 TLs (1 lf.), ca. mid-1960s.
11 52 Worth, Doug. 6 TLs (6 lvs.), 1970 - 1974.
11 53 Wright State University. 1 ALs, 1 TLs; 2 R (6 lvs.), 1978.
11 54 Yoken, Melvin B. 1 ALs, 1 TLs (2 lvs.), 1970.
11 55 Young, Alan. 1 TLs, 2 E (6 lvs.), 1979.
11 56 Young, Pete. 3 ALs; 4 R (10 lvs.), undated.
11 57 Younger, Irving. 2 ALs, 2 TLs; 1 R (5 lvs.), undated.
11 58 Zebrun, Gary. 1 TLs (1 lf.), 1979.
11 59 Zekeli, Peter. 1 TLs; 1 R (2 lvs.), 1980.
11 60 Zimet, Julian. 2 R (3 lvs.), undated.
11 61 Zukofsky, Louis. 2 APCs; 2 R (5 lvs.), 1959 - 1962.
Miscellaneous Correspondence.
12 1-7 Miscellaneous.
12 8 Miscellaneous typescripts and manuscripts sent to GO.
12 9-10 Letters of condolence to MO.
12 11 Program and guest list for GO memorial service.

NOTES, JOTTINGS, ETC.

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13 1-20 Miscellaneous.
14 1-15 Miscellaneous.
15 1-12 Miscellaneous.
16 1-13 Miscellaneous.
17 1-11 Miscellaneous.
18 1-6 Miscellaneous.

DAYBOOKS (Notes bound by Oppen)

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19 1 Stapled Daybook, 1961 - 1962.
It consists of 22 leaves, mostly foolscap paper. Primarily notes, it contains only a few drafts of poems. A letter concerning the protest of blacks in Little Rock , Arkansas in 1954 and with a return address for Mexico suggests that at least some of these papers were carried back to the U.S. by GO. Other leaves suggest that the packet is of a later date.
19 2-6 Pipe-Stem Cleaner Daybook, 1963.
This is one of two daybooks that GO bound with pipe-stem cleaners. It consists of 147 leaves, most of which are foolscap paper.
19 7 Nailed Daybook, 1963 - 1964.
105 leaves nailed to a 14 x 9.6 cm. irregular rectangular piece of pine board; the leaves consist almost entirely of white typing paper (without letterhead) and foolscap. A few sheets of lined theme book paper and onion-skin paper are included also. Ca. 1963-1964 (according to GO's references to being 55 years old and to the assasination of John Kennedy).
19 8-11 Pipe-Stem Cleaner Daybook.
This is the second of two collections of notes, letters, poems, etc. that GO bound at the top with pipe stem cleaners. It consists of 110 leaves numbered by either MO or Rachel Blau DuPlessis and prefaced by note in either of their hands that is dated 2 May 1982. The packet begins with what appears to be notes for an introduction to a poetry reading given by GO, William Bronk, and Diane Wakoski at the Guggenheim Museum. And since it contains more drafts of poems than the other daybooks, it could be classed as a reading manuscript. Nevertheless, the bulk of the daybook is made up of notes and letters. Its date may be ca. 1964-1965 since it includes drafts of "Another Language of New York," the serial poem GO later titled "Of Being Numerous." However, it also includes transcriptions of poems from The Materials, which, if worksheets, would place the daybook ca. 1960-1961.
19 12 Discussion of Another Language of New York, 1965 - 1966.
A prefatory note written by Rachel Blau DuPlessis in 1982 describes this packet as a long meditation of the serial poem eventually titled "Of Being Numerous." GO apparently intended to send this or an edidted version of it to DuPlessis and John Crawford. DuPlessis, however, cannot recall seeing it or anything like it before 1982. It is not known whether GO had ever sent it to Crawford. The packet consists of 56 leaves numbered by DuPlessis or Mary Oppen in 1982.
19 13 New Year: Pasted Daybook, 1968 - 1968.
It consists of 23 more or less whole leaves of light-weight typing paper. There are also a number of partial slips pasted partially or completely to one of the larger leaves. The penultimate page is a title page for Seascape: Needle's Eye. One loose leaf of yellow light-weight typing papers is also in the folder.
19 14 Legal pad (8.5 x 14), undated.
It consists of 10 lined leaves, on which eight are written.
19 15 Miscellaneous and undated tablets.
19 16 Legal pad (8.5 x 14), ca. late 1970s.
It consists of eight bound sheets and 11 unbound sheets.
19 17 Last Words of George Oppen, ca. early 1980s.
A 5 inch x 7 3/4 inch spiral notebook (with wire binding removed). It contains four lined leaves on which Mary Oppen has transcribed the statements that GO pasted to the wall of his study.
19 18 Last Words of George Oppen, ca. early 1980s.
26 various size pieces of paper with GO's statements on them. These slips were glued to the walls of Oppen's study. They have been numbered by Mary Oppen. Numbers 2 and 16 are missing and are taken from the notebook of Mary Oppen's transcriptions (see 19.17).
19 19 Primitive, ca. early 1980s.
A copy of GO's last book (wrappers) with his writing on the front and inside front covers.
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Published Poetry (1932-1978).
DISCRETE SERIES (1934, 1966).
20 1 Photocopy of a carbon TS.
Carbon TS contained in the Charles Reznikoff Papers (Box 18, Folder 17) at UCSD. 16 lvs.
20 2 Photocopy of TS carbon described in 20.1. Presumably sent to GO by John Martin. 16 lvs.
20 3 Preface by Ezra Pound. New York: The Objectivist Press, 1934. Photocopy. 19 lvs.
20 4 Reprint of 1934 Objectist Press edition, without preface by Ezra Pound. Cleveland: Asphodel Bookshop, 1966. Photocopy. 18 lvs.
MATERIALS.
20 5 "Eclogue." M 1, CP 17 (1 lf.), 1962.
"Image of the Engine".
20 6 Section 2. M 3, CP 19 (1 lf.), 1962.
20 7 Section 4. M 4, CP 20 (1 lf.), 1962.
20 8 Section 5. M 5, CP 21 (4 lvs.), 1962.
20 9 "Population." M 6, CP 22 (2 lvs.), 1962.
20 10 "Resort." M 7, CP 23 (3 lvs.), 1962.
20 11 "Travelogue." M 9, CP 25 (3 lvs.), 1962.
20 12 "Return." M 10-12, CP 26-28 (3 lvs.), 1962.
"Blood from the Stone".
20 13 Sections 1 and 2. M 15, CP 31 (1 lf.), 1962.
20 14 Sections 3 and 4. M 16-17, CP 32-33 (6 lvs.), 1962.
20 15 "Birthplace: New Rochelle." M 18, CP 34 (3 lvs.), 1962.
20 16 "Myself, I Sing." M 19-20, CP 35-36 (2 lvs.), 1962.
20 17 "Stranger's Child." M 21, CP 37 (9 lvs.), 1962.
20 18 "Ozymandias." M 22, CP 38 (6 lvs.), 1962.
20 19 "Debt." M 23, CP 39 (3 lvs.), 1962.
20 20 "Product." M 24, CP 40 (3 lvs.), 1962.
20 21 "Workman." M 25, CP 41 (2 lvs.), 1962.
20 22 "The Undertaking in New Jersey." M 26, CP 42 (2 lvs.), 1962.
20 23 "Tourist Eye." M 28, CP 44 (1 lf.), 1962.
20 24 "From a Photograph." M 31, CP 47 (12 lvs.), 1962.
20 25 "The Tugs of Hull." M 32, CP 48 (1 lf.), 1962.
20 26 "Time of the Missile." M 33, CP 49 (2 lvs.), 1962.
20 27 "Antique." M 35, CP 51 (4 lvs.), 1962.
20 28 "Coastal Strip." M 36, CP 52 (3 lvs.), 1962.
20 29 "O Western Wind." M 37, CP 53 (4 lvs.), 1962.
20 30 "The Hills." M 38, CP 54 (9 lvs.), 1962.
20 31 "The Source." M 39, CP 52 (14 lvs.), 1962.
20 32 "Chartres." M 40, CP 56 (1 lf.), 1962.
20 33 "Daedalus: The Dirge." M 42, CP 58 (2 lvs.), 1962.
20 34 "Part of the Forest." M 43, CP 59 (2 lvs.), 1962.
20 35 "Survival Infantry." M 44, CP 60 (4 lvs.), 1962.
20 36 "Squall." M 45, CP 61 (2 lvs.), 1962.
20 37 "California." M 46, CP 62 (2 lvs.), 1962.
20 38 "Sunnyside Child." M 47, CP 63 (1 lf.), 1962.
20 39 "Pedestrian." M 48, CP 64 (6 lvs.), 1962.
20 40 "To Memory." M 49-50, CP 65-66 (2 lvs.), 1962.
20 41 "Still Life." M 51, CP 67 (2 lvs.), 1962.
20 42 "Leviathan." M 52, CP 68 (9 lvs.), 1962.
20 43 Manuscript, 1959.
20 44 Manuscript, Part I, 1960.
20 45 Manuscript, Part II, 1960.
20 46-47 Manuscript, 1960.
20 48 Page proofs, dated "Nov. 1961".
20 49 Assorted page proofs, 1961.
20 50 Corrected page proofs, dated "Feb. 13, 1962".
20 51 Photocopy of the published book, 1962.
THIS IN WHICH.
21 1 Dedication to June Oppen Degnan. TIW iii (1 lf.), 1965.
21 2 "Technologies." TIW 13-14, CP 71-72 (2 lvs.), 1965.
21 3 "Armies of the Plain." TIW 15-16, CP 73-74 (1 lf.), 1965.
21 4 "Philai Te Kou Philai." TIW 17-19, CP 75-77 (1 lf.), 1965.
21 5 "Psalm." TIW 20, CP 78 (5 lvs.), 1965.
21 6 "The City of Keansburg." TIW 21, CP 79 (1 lf.), 1965.
21 7 "Five Poems About Poetry." TIW 22-27, CP 80-85 (4 lvs.), 1965.
21 8 "The Gesture." No. 1 of "Five Poems About Poetry." TIW 22, CP 80 (1 lf.), 1965.
21 9 "That Land." No. 3 of "Five Poems About Poetry." TIW 24, CP 82 (5 lvs.), 1965.
21 10 "Parousia." No. 4 of "Five Poems About Poetry." TIW 25, CP 83 (1 lf.), 1965.
21 11 "From Virgil." No. 5 of "Five Poems About Poetry." TIW 26-27, CP 84-85 (1 lf.), 1965.
21 12 "Guest Room." TIW 29-32, CP 87-90 (3 lvs.), 1965.
21 13 "Giovanni's Rape of the Sabine Women at Wildenstein's." TIW 33-35, CP 91-93 (3 lvs.), 1965.
"A Language of New York".
21 14 Section 1. TIW 36, CP 94 (1 lf.), 1965.
21 15 Section 2. TIW 37, CP 95 (9 lvs.), 1965.
21 16 Section 3. TIW 38, CP 96 (9 lvs.), 1965.
21 17 Section 4. TIW 39, CP 97 (2 lvs.), 1965.
21 18 Section 5. TIW 40, CP 98 (12 lvs.), 1965.
21 19 "Eros." TIW 44-45, CP 102-103 (5 lvs.), 1965.
21 20 "Boy's Room." TIW 46, CP 104 (2 lvs.), 1965.
21 21 "Penobscot." TIW 47-49, CP 105-107 (12 lvs.), 1965.
21 22 "Carpenter's Boat." TIW 52, CP 110 (3 lvs.), 1965.
21 23 "Of This All Things..." TIW 53, CP 111 (2 lvs.), 1965.
21 24 "The People, The People." TIW 54, CP 112 (2 lvs.), 1965.
21 25 "Bahamas." TIW 55, CP 113 (15 lvs.), 1965.
21 26 "The Founder." TIW 56, CP 114 (2 lvs.), 1965.
21 27 "Alpine." TIW 58, CP 116 (3 lvs.), 1965.
21 28 "The Mayan Ground." TIW 61-63, CP 119-121 (3 lvs.), 1965.
"Quotations".
21 29 No. 2. TIW 64, CP 122 (1 lf.), 1965.
21 30 No. 3. TIW 64, CP 122 (1 lf.), 1965.
21 31 "The Bicycles and the Apex." TIW 67, CP 125 (4 lvs.), 1965.
21 32 "Monument." TIW 69, CP 127 (2 lvs.), 1965.
21 33 "Niece." TIW 71, CP 129 (3 lvs.), 1965.
21 34 "The Zulu Girl." TIW 72, CP 130 (3 lvs.), 1965.
21 35 "The Building of the Skyscraper." TIW 73, CP 131 (1 lf.), 1965.
"A Narrative".
21 36 Sections 1-11. TIW 74-82, CP 132-140 (13 lvs.), 1965.
21 37 Section 3. TIW 76, CP 134 (2 lvs.), 1965.
21 38 Section 10. TIW 81, CP 139 (1 lf.), 1965.
21 39 "To C.T." TIW 84, CP 142 (2 lvs.), 1965.
21 40 "World, World." TIW 85, CP 143 (5 lvs.), 1965.
21 41 Manuscript, dated April 1963.
21 42-43 Manuscript, 1964.
21 44 Manuscript, Part I, 1964.
21 45 Manuscript, Part II, 1964.
21 46 Galleys, 1965.
21 47 Photocopy of the published book, 1965.
21 48 Mock-up, 1965.
OF BEING NUMEROUS.
22 1 Dedications and acknowledgments, with contents page, 1968.
"Of Being Numerous".
22 2 Section 1. OBN 9, CP 147 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 3 Section 2. OBN 10, CP 148 (8 lvs.), 1968.
22 4 Section 3. OBN 11, CP 149 (5 lvs.), 1968.
22 5 Section 4. OBN 11, CP 149 (3 lvs.), 1968.
22 6 Section 5. OBN 12, CP 150 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 7 Section 6. OBN 12, CP 150 (3 lvs.), 1968.
22 8 Section 7. OBN 13, CP 151 (3 lvs.), 1968.
22 9 Ur-text for "Of Being Numerous," Sections 8-11, and 18, 1968 - 1968.
22 10 Section 8. OBN 13, CP 151 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 11 Section 10. OBN 15, CP 153 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 12 Section 12. OBN 17, CP 155 (3 lvs.), 1968.
22 13 Section 13. OBN 18, CP 156 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 14 Section 14. OBN 19, CP 157 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 15 Section 15. OBN 20, CP 158 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 16 Section 17. OBN 21, CP 159 (1 lf.), 1968.
22 17 Section 18. OBN 22, CP 160 (9 lvs.), 1968.
22 18 Section 19. OBN 22, CP 160 (7 lvs.), 1968.
22 19 Section 20. OBN 23, CP 161 (4 lvs.), 1968.
22 20 Section 21. OBN 24, CP 162 (3 lvs.), 1968.
22 21 Section 22. OBN 24, CP 162 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 22 Section 23. OBN 25, CP 163 (5 lvs.), 1968.
22 23 Section 24. OBN 26, CP 164 (3 lvs.), 1968.
22 24 Section 25. OBN 26, CP 164 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 25 Section 26. OBN 27-29, CP 165-167 (8 lvs.), 1968.
22 26 Section 27. OBN 30, CP 168 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 27 Section 28. OBN 31, CP 169 (1 lf.), 1968.
22 28 Section 29. OBN 32, CP 170 (4 lvs.), 1968.
22 29 Section 30. OBN 34, CP 172 (1 lf.), 1968.
22 30 Section 31. OBN 34, CP 172 (3 lvs.), 1968.
22 31 Section 32. OBN 35, CP 173 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 32 Section 33. OBN 35, CP 173 (1 lf.), 1968.
22 33 Section 34. OBN 36, CP 174 (7 lvs.), 1968.
22 34 Section 35. OBN 37, CP 175 (4 lvs.), 1968.
22 35 Section 36. OBN 38, CP 176 (3 lvs.), 1968.
22 36 Section 37. OBN 39, CP 177 (1 lf.), 1968.
22 37 Section 38. OBN 40, CP 178 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 38 Section 40. OBN 41, CP 179 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 39 Manuscript titled "Another Language of New York." 16 lvs., 19 numbered sections, 1966.
22 40 Photocopy of manuscript titled "Another Language of N.Y." 21 lvs., 30 numbered sections, 1967.
22 41 "A Kind of Garden: A Poem for My Sister." OBN 44-45, CP 182-183 (10 lvs.), 1968.
"Route".
22 42 Sections 1-14. OBN 46-58, CP 184-196 ( 14 lvs.), 1968.
22 43 Section 1. OBN 46-47, CP 184-185 (5 lvs.), 1968.
22 44 Section 2. OBN 47, CP 185 (1 lf.), 1968.
22 45 Section 4. OBN 48, CP 186 (1 lf.), 1968.
22 46 Section 5. OBN 49-51, CP 187-189 (1 lf.), 1968.
22 47 Section 6. OBN 51-52, CP 189-190 (1 lf.), 1968.
22 48 Section 7. OBN 52, CP 190 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 49 Section 8. OBN 53, CP 191 ( 5 lvs.), 1968.
22 50 Section 9. OBN 53, CP 191 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 51 Section 10. OBN 54, CP 192 (1 lf.), 1968.
22 52 Section 11. OBN 55, CP 193 (1 lf.), 1968.
22 53 Section 13. OBN 57, CP 195 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 54 Section 14. OBN 58, CP 196 (3 lvs.), 1968.
"Power, The Enchanted World".
22 55 Section 1. OBN 60, CP 198 (2 lvs.), 1968.
22 56 Section 2. OBN 60, CP 198 (1 lf.), 1968.
22 57 Section 5. OBN 62, CP 200 (3 lvs.), 1968.
22 58 "After This." Transitional manuscript between "This In Which" and "Of Being Numerous." 26 lvs., 1965.
22 59 Photocopy of the published book, 1968.
ALPINE.
22 60 Photocopy of the published book, 1969.
22 61 "A Barbarity", 1969.
SEASCAPE: NEEDLE'S EYE.
23 1 Title page, 1972.
23 2 "The Extremes", 1972.
23 3 "From a Phrase of Simone Weil's and Some Words of Hegel's." SNE 9, CP 205 (8 lvs.), 1972.
23 4 "The Occurrences." SNE 10, CP 206 (4 lvs.), 1972.
23 5 "Animula." SNE 11-12, CP 207 (10 lvs.), 1972.
23 6 "West." SNE 13-14, CP 208-209 (8 lvs.), 1972.
23 7 "Of Hours." SNE 15-17, CP 210-212 (8 lvs.), 1972.
23 8 "Song: The Winds of Downhill." SNE 18, CP 213 (8 lvs.), 1972.
23 9 "Some San Francisco Poems." SNE 19-36, CP 214-228 (9 lvs.), 1972.
23 10 "Moving over the hills,...," Section 1 of "Some San Francisco Poems." SNE 19, CP 214 (10 lvs.), 1972.
23 11-12 "A Morality Play: Preface." Section 2 of "Some San Francisco Poems." SNE 20-22, CP 215-216, 1972.
23 13 "Question The Uses." Precursor to "'And Their Winter and Night In Disguise,'" section 3 of "Some San Francisco Poems." SNE 23-25, CP 217-218 (30 lvs.), 1972.
23 14 "And Their Winter and Night in Disguise." Section 3 of "Some San Francisco Poems." SNE 23-25, CP 217-218 (28 lvs.), 1972.
23 15 "Anniversary Poem." SNE 26-27, CP 219-220 (21 lvs.), 1972.
23 16 "Silver as / The needle's eye..." Section 6 of "Some San Francisco Poems." SNE 30-31, CP 223 (23 lvs.), 1972.
23 17 "O withering seas..." Section 7 of "Some San Francisco Poems." SNE 32, CP 224 (5 lvs.), 1972.
23 18 "The Taste." Section 8 from "Some San Francisco Poems." SNE 33, CP 225 (7 lvs.), 1972.
23 19 "The Impossible Poem." Section 9 from "Some San Francisco Poems." SNE 34, CP 226 (9 lvs.), 1972.
23 20 "But So As By Fire." Section 10 of "Some San Francisco Poems." SNE 35-36, CP 227-228 (6 lvs.), 1972.
23 21 Photocopy of published book, 1972.
COLLECTED POEMS (Fulcrum Press) - Photocopy of published book.
23 22 Pages 1-53 plus title, acknowledgements, and dedication pages. 26 lvs., 1972.
23 23 Pages 54-99. 23 lvs., 1972.
23 24 Pages 100-137. 19 lvs., 1972.
23 25 Pages 138-160. 12 lvs., 1972.
MYTH OF THE BLAZE.
24 1 Front pages for a projected volume. Published only as the final part of COLLECTED POEMS, New Directions. 5 lvs., 1975.
24 2 Fragments and drafts of several poems that appear to be ur-poems to the collection Myth of the Blaze (some of the drafts are also related to poems collected in Seascape: Needle's Eye and Primitive). Published only as the final part of Collected Poems, New Directions. 36 lvs., 1975.
24 3 "The Speech At Soli." Published only as the final part of Collected Poems, New Directions. CP 234 (28 lvs.), 1975.
"The Book of Job and a Draft of a Poem to Praise the Paths of the Living" - Published only as the final part of COLLECTED POEMS, New Directions.
24 4 Early published versions. 8 lvs., 1975.
24 5 Early draft. 1 lf., 1975.
24 6 Section 1. CP 236-237 (10 lvs.), 1975.
24 7 Section 2. CP 237-238 (4 lvs.), 1975.
24 8 Section 3. CP 238-239 (3 lvs.), 1975.
24 9 Section 4. CP 239 (1 lf.), 1975.
24 10 Section 5. CP 239-240 (1 lf.), 1975.
24 11 Section 6. CP 240-241 (26 lvs.), 1975.
24 12 "Myth of the Blaze." CP 242-244 (12 lvs.), 1975.
24 13 "Inlet." CP 245 (14 lvs.), 1975.
24 14 "Semite." CP 246-249 (15 lvs.), 1975.
24 15 "The Little Pin: Fragment." CP 248-249 (15 lvs.), 1975.
24 16 "The Lighthouses." CP 250-251 (5 lvs.), 1975.
24 17 "Confession." CP 252 (6 lvs.), 1975.
24 18 "Who Shall Doubt." CP 253 (4 lvs.), 1975.
24 19 "To the Poets: To Make Much of Life." CP 254 (9 lvs.), 1975.
24 20 "Two Romance Poems," Poem 1. CP 255 (2 lvs.), 1975.
24 21 "Res Publica," Poem 2 of "Two Romance Poems." CP 256 (6 lvs.), 1975.
COLLECTED POEMS (New Directions).
25 1 Assorted page proofs. Page proofs from section of The Materials. 21 lvs., 1975.
25 2-4 Manuscript for Collected Poems, 1975.
25 5-12 Page proofs for Collected Poems, 1975.
25 13-18 Photocopy of Collected Poems, 1975.
PRIMITIVE.
26 1 "If it All Went Up In Smoke", 1978.
26 2 Signature page for signed edition, 1978.
26 3 Contents page, MS, 1978.
26 4 "A Political Poem." P 9-10 (5 lvs.), 1978.
26 5 "Disasters." P 11-13 (20 lvs.), 1978.
26 6 "The Poem." P 14 (5 lvs.), 1978.
26 7 Early drafts of "To Make Much", 1978.
26 8 "To Make Much." P 15-16 (16 lvs.), 1978.
26 9 "Waking Who Knows." P 17 (2 lvs.), 1978.
26 10 "If it All Went Up In Smoke." P 18 (5 lvs.), 1978.
26 11 "The Tongues." P 19 (4 lvs.), 1978.
26 12 "Populist." P 20-22 (6 lvs.), 1978.
26 13 "Gold On Oak Leaves." P 23-24 (1 lf.), 1978.
26 14 "The Natural." P 25 (5 lvs.), 1978.
26 15 "Till Other Voices Wake Us." P 30-31 (7 lvs.), 1978.
26 16 Manuscripts for PRIMITIVE, dated December 1976.
26 17 Manuscripts for PRIMITIVE. One dated 16 January 1977 and the other 20 January 1977.
26 18 Typescripts of poems included in PRIMITIVE, 1978.
26 19 Photocopy of the published book, 1978.
Uncollected Published Poetry (1932-1978).
26 20 Discrete Series, I-IV.
26 21 Brain.
26 22 Biblical Tree.
26 23 Monument.
26 24 Memory at "The Modern".
26 25 Preface.
26 26 From the Friendly Local Press.
26 27 Voyage.
26 28 Students Gather.
26 29 Epigram.
26 30 Modern Incident.
26 31 Theological Question.
26 32 Astray Over Earth - Translation of Parmenides' "Moon Fragment".
26 33 Song.
26 34 Poem about the Garden.
26 35 Artist.
26 36 Law of Poetry.
26 37 Beautiful as the Sea - Poetry in Public Places.
26 38 Sympathy Coincidence.
26 39 To Find a Way - Distant relative of "The Lighthouses" (CP 250-251).
26 40 Fear.
26 41 Image.
26 42 In Memoriam Charles Reznikoff.
26 43 He De Dark.
26 44 Probity.
26 45 Whirl Wind Must.
Unpublished Poetry and Fragments.
27 1 Absurd, absurd we looked...
27 2 Acapulco - Distant relative of "Return," (CP 26-28).
27 3 Accident.
27 4 advantages of smut...
27 5 Aesthetic.
27 6 Air is cold now...
27 7 Air makes me...
27 8 Alien spirits we are alas...
27 9 All our hidden history...
27 10 All the fancy things...
27 11 Amalgamated.
27 12 Anmesiac Children - Distant relative to "The Theological Question".
27 13 And Yet the Things.
27 14 Another: A Dark Song.
27 15 Another Quotation.
27 16 Any Way But Back.
27 17 Approaching a third book...
27 18 Apology for Love.
27 19 Archaic Fact - Omitted from "Of Being Numerous".
27 20 Bahaman.
27 21 Belvedere.
27 22 Bill before his death...
27 23 Bird is tame...
27 24 Birthday Poem: Unease.
27 25 Blind Horrors.
27 26 Boat...
27 27 Bob, Dick.
27 28 Book of days...
27 29 Brief.
27 30 buried (a...
27 31 By Air.
27 32 carved / of that air... - Omitted from PRIMITIVE.
27 33 Casual poets...
27 34 Cat Boat Repeated.
27 35 Children of France.
27 36 Church Interior.
27 37 Committee.
27 38 Of Contingency: A Faulty Sonnet.
27 39 Cultural Triumph.
27 40 Day.
27 41 Daytop.
27 42 Dear Sally the year...
27 43 Decades.
27 44 December 1964.
27 45 Dedication.
27 46 Desert Fathers.
27 47 Dialogue.
27 48 Difference.
27 49 Difficulty is...
27 50 Disoriented.
27 51 Dithyramb.
27 52 Dog - An arrangement of a poem by Buddhaveda Bose.
27 53 Domestic Poem.
27 54 Do you know I've got hips and bones...
27 55 Dream - Omitted from PRIMITIVE.
27 56 Epithalamium.
27 57 Ethnic.
27 58 Etymology.
27 59 Eyes / close down...
27 60 Faces I have...
27 61 Facts on the Bay.
27 62 Fame - Distant relative of "The Book of Job and a Draft of a Poem to Praise the Paths of the Living," Section 1, (CP 236-237). 2 lvs. pasted.
27 63 Fetish.
27 64 Fields language...
27 65 Flathead Lake.
27 66 Flight 162.
27 67 For Example.
27 68 For Julian.
27 69 For my gentlemen...
27 70 France.
27 71 From the Chillam Ballam.
27 72 From Up-State.
27 73 Gap in the world...
27 74 Generation of Drivers.
27 75 George.
27 76 Gift - Possible relative to "The Gift, The Gifted".
27 77 Girl Smoking.
27 78 The Good.
27 79 Good Marriage.
27 80 Had entered her life...
27 81 Happiness and the Bronx Zoo.
27 82 Harbor View.
27 83 Haphaestus.
27 84 Having killed too many people...
27 85 His own blood...
27 86 Houses.
27 87 Hypothesis - Omitted from PRIMITIVE.
28 1 If I Stood.
28 2 If you can't love...
28 3 If you would taunt the creature...
28 4 I have found...
28 5 I move...
28 6 Impossible to know...
28 7 In and for itself...
28 8 Inheritance - An arrangement of a poem by Arabinda Guna.
28 9 In Homage.
28 10 In Praise of Learning.
28 11 In the coming battle I...
28 12 In the Park.
28 13 IN THIS ROOM.
28 14 It.
28 15 I think / And am...
28 16 Itself a draft...
28 17 John the Great.
28 18 Knowledge is an instrument...
28 19 Laced gaiter... - Omitted from DISCRETE SERIES.
28 20 Legend...
28 21 Line.
28 22 Long streets...
28 23 Lost...
28 24 Lovely Articulate Song.
28 25 Love of the open...
28 26 Love oneself...
28 27 Magnificent Head, the Nostrils, the Eyes.
28 28 Man like a landscape...
28 29 Men Working.
28 30 Married Couple.
28 31 Mary.
28 32 Maudit.
28 33 Mau's Time.
28 34 Meaning.
28 35 Meditation.
28 36 Me meaning...
28 37 Memory of Oars.
28 38 Moon...
28 39 Mother and Child.
28 40 Mount Desert Island.
28 41 Move.
28 42 Music of the Times.
28 43 Naked the body...
28 44 Nails. Possibly not GO's text.
28 45 Name.
28 46 Narrative.
28 47 Nation.
28 48 Near / and difficult...
28 49 Near the Beginning.
28 50 New Age.
28 51 New People.
28 52 Newton...
28 53 New Year's.
28 54 Nomad...
28 55 Nostalgia, nostalgia...
28 56 Not a virtue, not a social virtue...
28 57 Not by our strength...
28 58 No they would not open...
28 59 Not virtue...
28 60 Of that poem...
28 61 Of those on whom the full...
28 62 Of you not seeing...
28 63 Old man not being read...
28 64 Old man...
28 65 Omega Point - Omitted from PRIMITIVE.
28 66 One well cannot...
28 67 On 69th Street...
28 68 On the Quality of Politics.
28 69 Orpheus.
28 70 Outside.
28 71 Paris seeming soft...
28 72 Park.
28 73 Parkway - Distant relative of "Return," CP 26-28.
28 74 Pascal's Gamble.
28 75 Patrimony of Desires.
28 76 Philosopher.
28 77 Phonemes.
28 78 Pigeons fly from the dark bough... - Omitted from DISCRETE SERIES.
28 79 Pitch of the words echo...
28 80 Platitude.
28 81 Poem.
28 82 Poem about an Article.
28 83 Poem Called Rather Bravely Liberality.
28 84 Poem Including World.
28 85 Poem.
28 86 Poem begins with this...
28 87 Poet Lectures on Creative Writing.
28 88 Poetry, learning everything, leaves...
28 89 Program.
28 90 Pro Vita - Distant relative of "Return," CP 26-28.
28 91 Questioning.
28 92 Rebellious One.
28 93 Recognition, 1962 - 1962.
28 94 Regions.
28 95 Rembrandt's Old Woman Cutting Her Nails.
28 96 Renee's Room.
28 97 Report: The Sense of Thinking.
28 98 Resolve.
28 99 Ritual - Distant relative of "World, World," CP 143.
28 100 Role.
29 1 Safety Razor.
29 2 Say.
29 3 Passenger / sees nothing...
29 4 Senior Citizens.
29 5 Seven...
29 6 Shack...
29 7 Sharp waves shove and worry...
29 8 She Steals Birds.
29 9 She tosses her hair...
29 10 Shore.
29 11 Simple Life.
29 12 Slowly over islands events...
29 13 Small Words.
29 14 Snail... [Illegible script].
29 15 Soliloquy.
29 16 Sometimes sometimes...
29 17 Sorrow almost overcome by the glory...
29 18 Space.
29 19 Squirrel's Stance.
29 20 Statuette.
29 21 Steamer at the Pier,... - Omitted from DISCRETE SERIES.
29 22 Stone, steel, concrete, asphalt...
29 23 Storm.
29 24 Story.
29 25 Story of Orpheus.
29 26 Strained now, the poem, poet...
29 27 Style.
29 28 Sunday.
29 29 Sun-lit it was no dream all's wild...
29 30 Surface.
29 31 Swimming Fish.
29 32 Tears of the mourning...
29 33 That host of beings, aspects, events...
29 34 That nothing can be done...
29 35 That Passion.
29 36 Therefore I talked too much...
29 37 There is a mobilization...
29 38 These things...
29 39 The Test.
29 40 They snicker at the names of Aphrodite...
29 41 This center, this small burden...
29 42 Three Visions.
29 43 Thing that gathers, not the words...
29 44 Times is good my boy...
29 45 This In Which we are...
29 46 This is not home...
29 47 To declare a motive...
29 48 To Dream.
29 49 Totally unhappy when I am unable to write well...
29 50 To the Muse.
29 51 The Town.
29 52 Truck Stop.
29 53 Truth...
29 54 Turn in the soft dark...
29 55 Turn from the watery edge...
29 56 Twenty five years we feared...
29 57 Therapy.
29 58 Unemployed.
29 59 Unknowable / In which we are...
29 60 Unprintable Poems.
29 61 Untitled.
29 62 Us.
29 63 Vedanta.
29 64 Violence, in violence...
29 65 Visit.
29 66 Visit.
29 67 Voice.
29 68 Volkswagen.
29 69 Walk.
29 70 Waters wet bank of the low...
29 71 We are speaking here...
29 72 Wedding.
29 73 We had our lives...
29 74 What does not...
29 75 Whatever feelings mouse has got...
29 76 What is beautiful...
29 77 Wheelers and Dealers: The Theory of Games.
29 78 Where does it take me?...
29 79 Where were the poets?...
29 80 Whether we found...
29 81 Whether one reaches...
29 82 Which Also We Know.
29 83 Will...
29 84 Wind Makes Up.
29 85 Without self-mutilation there can be no...
29 86 WISELY the sluggard...
29 87 Woman, said Diane, speaking wisely...
29 88 Women.
29 89 Words...
29 90 Words said over...
29 91 Wry, wreched space of the television...
29 92 You come seeking arms and that is not...
29 93 Young Mother.
29 94 Four illegible manuscripts.

READING MANUSCRIPTS

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30 1 Reading selection from THE MATERIALS.
30 2 Reading selection from THE MATERIALS and THIS IN WHICH.
30 3 Manuscript for reading at the Guggenheim, 1963 - 1964.
30 4 Manuscript for reading for The Academy of American Poets.
30 5 Manuscript for reading, 1964 - 1965.
30 6 Manuscript for reading , ca. early 1970s.
30 7 Chapbook 1977. Possible reading manuscript of poems from PRIMITIVE.

PROSE 1962-1984

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31 1 Three Poets. Review of work by Allen Ginsberg, Charles Olson, and Michael McClure.
31 2 Mind's Own Place.
31 3 Letter from George Oppen.
31 4 On Armand Schwerner.
31 5 Letter.
31 6 Note on Tom McGrath.
31 7 Letter.
31 8 Letter.
31 9 Non-Resistance, Etc. Or: The Guiltless.
31 10 Letter.
31 11 Foreward.
31 12 Note on Charles Tomlinson.
31 13 Letter.
31 14 My Debt to Him.
31 15 Statement on Poetics.
31 16 Romantic Virtue. Unpublished.

INTERVIEWS 1968-1980

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31 17 George Oppen. Interviewed by L.S. Dembo.
31 18 Conversation with George Oppen. Excerpt of interview by Charles Amirkhanian and David Gitin.
31 19 Interview with George Oppen and Ted Berrigan. Interviewed by Ruth Gruber, 1973.
31 20 Interview with George Oppen. Interviewed by Reinhold Schiffer.
31 21 Conversation with George and Mary Oppen. Interviewed by Kevin Powers.
31 22 George and Mary Oppen: An Interview. Interviewed by Michael Englebert and Michael West, 1975.
31 23 Poetry and Politics: A Conversation with George and Mary Oppen. Interviewed by Burton Hatlen and Tom Mandel, 1980.

TRANSLATIONS OF GEORGE OPPEN'S POETRY

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32 1 Jorge Guitart and Kevin Power, trans. Two Poems in EL UROGALLO, 5, 27-28, pp. 16-17, 1974.
32 2 Serge Fauchereau, trans., QUELQUES TEXTES (Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou), 1977.
32 3 Marijke van der Hallen, trans., GEORGE OPPEN: GEDICHTEN. Bound thesis for German Philology. Bilingual text. A letter from Marijke van der Hallen to Mary Oppen has been inserted into the front of the thesis, 1977.
32 4 Jacques Roubaud, trans. 24 Poems in UNE LITTERATURE MECONNUE DES U.S.A.; EUROPE: REVUE LITTERAIRE MENSUELLE, pp. 109-121, 1977.
32 5 Claude Royet-Journoud, trans., 10 Poems in ARGILE XV (Spring 1978), pp. 18-41.
32 6 Friedhelm Kemp and Hoyt rogers, trans. Four Poems in ENSEMBLE 10: INTERNATIONALES JAHRBUCH FUR LITERATUR, ed. Heinz Piontek (Munchen: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag) pp.22-31. Bilingual publication in the autograph letter from Hoyt Rogers is included in the folder, 1979.
32 7 Poemas, LA TORRE DE LOS TIEMPOS SIETE. Miguel Angel Flores (Mexico, D.F.), 1980.

REVIEWS OF GEORGE OPPEN'S POETRY AND EPHEMERA

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33 1 A-G. Newspaper clippings, tear sheets from magazines, and photocopies, as well as some book lists in which George Oppen titles appear.
33 2 H-M. Newspaper clippings, tear sheets from magazines, and photocopies. Includes a TL, presumably from Michael Heller and another one signed from Paul Mariah.
33 3 N-S. Newspaper clippings, tear sheets from magazines, and photocopies. Includes TLs from Joel Oppenheimer.
33 4 T-Z. Newspaper clippings, tear sheets from magazines, galley proofs, and photocopies.
33 5 Reviews published in England. Newspaper clippings and photocopies.
33 6 Ephemera. Includes announcements, programs, book lists, and advertisements.

MICROFILM

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33 7 FB07001 Microfilm version of George Oppen collection.
There are 33 rolls of microfilm, corresponding to the box-folder sequence of boxes 1-33.

Accession Processed in 1989

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CORRESPONDENCE

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34 1 Streetfare Journal - Typed letter to Mary Oppen.
34 2 Weinfield, Henry - Mostly undated letters written by George Oppen. ML, TL, 1980.
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34 3 Typescript of a poem based on a line by Charles Reznikoff, undated.

INTERVIEWS

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34 4 BBC Interview of Oppen, 21 August 1986 - Recorded 22 May 1973 - Transcript. Two photocopies of typescript.

REVIEWS AND EPHEMERA

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34 5 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Brochures, TL, 1979 - 1980.
34 6 Catalogue of Exhibit, "This In Which: Materials and Vectors - George Oppen - A Prospect," Starr Library, Middlebury College. Brochure, TL, 1986.
34 7 MC03711 Certificate of Honor - Issued by the City of San Francisco, 1969.
34 8 George Oppen, 75th Birthday Tribute - Poetry Center of San Francisco. Brochure.
34 9 Kenner, Hugh, "George Oppen - In Memorium" - Poetry Project newsletter, TL to Mary Oppen, 1984.
34 10 National Endowment for the Arts. TL, certificate, 1980 - 1981.
34 11 Newspaper articles about George Oppen, 1980 - 1988.

MISCELLANEOUS ADDITIONS

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34 12 Bronk, William, two letters to Oppen. Holograph. The two letters are dated 8 May 1968 (to George and Mary) and 23 July 1976 (to George). Both letters contain poems by Bronk, 1968 - 1976.
34 13 Linenthal, Mark, GROWING LIGHT mock-up. Contains typescript insert of the poem "Coming To".
Linenthal is the husband of Frances Jaffer; see Oppen's correspondence with Jaffer for more on Linenthal.
34 14 Oppen, George, letter to John Crawford inscribed in "West End." "West End" vol. 1, no. 2, Spring-Summer 1972. Magazine contains one of Oppen's personalized green bookmarks, 1972.
34 15 Oppen, George, published volume, THE MATERIALS. Volume contains author's editions and annotations, 1962.
34 16 Oppen, George, published volume, THIS IN WHICH. Volume contains author's editions and annotations, 1965.
34 17 Replansky, Naomi, "The Darkening Green." Typescript poems. Inscribed to George and Mary, April 1976. Contains author's hand-written editions, 1976.


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