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Abstract

The papers of American writer, poet and editor Elizabeth Bartlett (1911-1994). The papers cover the period from ca. 1940-1994 and include correspondence, typescript poetry and prose, artwork, and ephemera. The collection also includes Bartlett's editing work for ETC: A Review of General Semantics and Crosscurrents, as well as her work for the Literary Olympics.

Biography

Elizabeth Bartlett, née Winters, was born on July 20, 1911 in New York City. She studied at Teachers College, receiving her BS in Education in 1941. After graduation Bartlett traveled extensively, meeting and marrying Paul Alexander Bartlett in Mexico in 1943.

Throughout her life Bartlett continued to travel between the United States and Mexico, living in various cities while writing, editing, and teaching. She taught at several universities, including Southern Methodist University; San Jose State University; the University of California, Santa Barbara; and the University of San Diego. She worked as a poetry editor for ETC: A Review of General Semantics and Crosscurrents.

Bartlett was also founder and President of the international non-profit organization, Literary Olympics, Inc. Literary Olymics, Inc. was established to bring the cultural component back to the Olympic Games, as in ancient Greece. Through this work, Bartlett edited three international multi-language anthologies to coincide with the Olympics, beginning in 1984. A fourth volume was published in 1997 in memory of Bartlett, to honor her for her work with the Literary Olympics, and to commemorate the 1996 Olympic Games.

Her writing has been published in numerous journals, anthologies and books of collected poetry, including Poems of Yes and No (1952), It Takes Practice Not to Die (1964), Address in Time (1979), Memory is No Stranger (1981), The Gemini Poems (1984), Candles (1988), and Around the Clock (1989).

Bartlett passed away August 12, 1994.

Scope and Contents of Collection

The Elizabeth Bartlett Papers document Bartlett's life and work as a writer, poet, and editor. The collection is arranged in seven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) EDITING, 5) OTHER PROJECTS, 6) AUDIO RECORDINGS, and 7) WORK OF OTHERS.

SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series is comprised of awards, datebooks, newspaper clippings, resumes, and a scrapbook detailing her career as a writer. Also located in this series are notecards on which Bartlett kept detailed records of her career and efforts to publish her work.

SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series contains letters and postcards ranging in date from 1952-1994. While there are letters from friends and family, including Bartlett's husband Paul and son Steven, the bulk of the correspondence is professional and details Bartlett's efforts to publish her writing, with letters of acceptance as well as rejection from numerous journal editors and publishing houses. Within the series, notable correspondents include Kirby Congdon, Mabel Hutchinson, Josephine Jacobsen, Marianne Moore, Larry Rubin, and William Stafford. The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent with letters arranged by subject at the end.

SERIES 3: WRITINGS

The WRITINGS series is comprised of typescript and manuscript poetry and writings, both completed work and unfinished fragments. The series is arranged in two subseries: A) Files By Title and B) Files By Subject.

A) The Files by Title subseries includes handwritten and typescript drafts of poetry, prose, articles and play scripts of both published and unpublished work. The bulk of this subseries includes book manuscripts, prose, and collected poetry; single poems, shorter works, and unfinished pieces are generally found in the Files by Subject subseries. Included in this subseries are materials for several published books of poetry including Address in Time, Around the Clock, Candles, Dialogue of Dust, Memory is No Stranger, and A Zodiac of Poems. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by the title of the work.

B) The Files by Subject subseries contains articles, essays, notebooks, short stories, clippings, tear sheets, and typescript copies of both published and unpublished poetry. Also included are two disbound scrapbooks with clippings and a series of tear sheets of published work. The folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title and in most cases retain the original folder titles given by Bartlett. Be aware that the folder list reflects only the first and last folder in each box; additional subject folders exist but are not listed.

SERIES 4: EDITING

The EDITING series contains correspondence and poetry submissions related to Bartlett's work as a poetry editor for ETC: A Review of General Semantics and Crosscurrents. Also included are materials related to the Literary Olympics and the publication of Literary Olympians 1984, Literary Olympians II and Literary Olympians 1992: An International Anthology. The Literary Olympics project began as a special issue of Crosscurrents, so there is some overlap between the two file groups.

SERIES 5: OTHER PROJECTS

The OTHER PROJECTS series includes materials separate from, but often related to, Bartlett's writing. The series contains conference materials, grant applications, teaching materials, poetry translations, and papers regarding a 12-tone poetry contest sponsored by Bartlett. The series also contains Bartlett's paintings, drawings and sketches, and a series of illustrated poems.

SERIES 6: AUDIO RECORDINGS

The AUDIO RECORDINGS series is comprised of recordings - both reel-to-reel and cassette - of Bartlett reading her work. One recording also includes the poets Stanley Cooperman, George Abbe, and Earle Birney reading with Bartlett. Descriptions of the recordings were taken from labels written by Bartlett and have not been verified. Reel-to-reel recordings are restricted.

SERIES 7: WORK OF OTHERS

The WORK OF OTHERS series contains artwork and writings by others, including Bartlett's husband Paul Alexander Bartlett. The series contains several pen and ink drawings by artist Mabel Hutchins, done to illustrate Bartlett's poetry, as well as two portraits of Bartlett by Leon Haskins and Louise Manley Steele.

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

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1 1 Awards, 1967-1992.
1 2 Bibliographies & promotional materials.
1 3-4 Biographical information & resumes.
1 5-6 Datebooks, 1978, 1987, 1992.
1 7 Legal documents & inventories.
1 8 Newspaper clippings by & about Bartlett, ca. 1958-1993.
Notecards.
1 9 Poetry submissions.
1 10 Publications, readings, biographical information.
2 1-2 Publishing record.
2 3 Short story submissions.
Photographs.
2 4 Photographs of Elizabeth Bartlett, 1959-1992.
2 5 Photographs & autographs of writers and poets, collected by Bartlett.
2 6 FB-520-01 Poetry readings, ca. 1962-1992.
2 7 Reviews of Bartlett's work.
2 8-9 Scrapbook.

CORRESPONDENCE

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3 1 2PLUS2, 1985-1987.
3 2 A - Miscellaneous.
3 3 The Academy of American Poets, 1975-1977.
3 4 Agnes Scott College, 1989.
3 5 Ammons, Archie, 1977-1979.
3 6 Andrea, Marianne, 1986-1987.
3 7 The Antigonish Review, 1978-1985.
3 8 Applewhite, James, 1984-1985.
3 9 Arc, 1984-1985.
3 10 Arizona Quarterly, 1985-1987.
3 11 Arrowsmith, William, 1985-1991.
3 12 Artful Dodge, 1987-1989.
3 13 Associated Writing Programs, 1982-1983.
3 14 The Augusta Spectator, 1980-1983.
3 15 The Authors Guild, Inc., 1984-1989.
3 16 B - Miscellaneous.
3 17 Barry, Jan, 1979-1982.
3 18 Bartlett, Paul, 1975, 1983.
3 19 Bartlett, Steven, 1981-1984.
3 20 Bennett, Maria, 1986-1991.
3 21 Beyond Baroque Foundation, 1979-1989.
3 22 Biggins, Michael, 1991.
3 23 Blue Unicorn, 1978-1987.
3 24 Bourne, Daniel, 1986-1990.
3 25 Bruce, Lennart, 1987-1991.
3 26 C - Miscellaneous.
3 27 Camille, Pamela, 1987.
3 28 Carrefour Books (Daphne Fraenkel, ed.), 1966-1976.
3 29 The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, 1970-1974.
3 30 The Cerulean Press (Blair Allen, ed.), 1985-1991.
3 31 Clearwater Journal, 1984-1987.
3 32 Concerning Poetry, 1978-1983.
3 33 Congdon, Kirby, 1972-1978.
3 34 Convergence, 1982-1983.
3 35 Cream City Review, 1981 & 1984.
3 36 Cuelho, Art, 1976-1977.
3 37 D - Miscellaneous.
3 38 DeFrees, Madeline, 1983-1984.
3 39 Delhi-London Poetry Quarterly, 1987-1989.
3 40 Der Hovanessian, Diana, undated.
4 1 Dewar's Young Artists Recognition Awards, 1990.
4 2 Dorland, Ellen, 1980-1982.
4 3 Dream International Quarterly, 1984-1986.
4 4 Dreamworks, 1980-1983.
4 5 E - Miscellaneous.
4 6 Eaton, Charles Edward, 1983-1988.
4 7 Eaton, Evelyn, 1973-1975.
4 8 Eberhart, Richard, 1952-1984.
4 9 Elkind, Sue Saniel, 1985-1987.
4 10 Exxon Company, 1989.
4 11 F - Miscellaneous.
4 12 Farber, Norma, 1975 & 1980.
4 13 Faricy, Austin, 1978-1990.
4 14 Fassin, Gustave & Gretchen, 1963-1987.
4 15 Feldman, Ruth, 1984-1991.
4 16 Fitzsimmons, Thomas, 1986-1991.
4 17 Forum, 1966-1981.
4 18 G - Miscellaneous.
4 19 Garson, Sascha, 1972-1976.
4 20 Gibson, Morgan, 1986-1990.
4 21 Goodman, Ryah, 1975-1987.
4 22 The Greenfield Review, 1984-1987.
4 23 Guenther, Charles, 1982.
4 24 H - Miscellaneous.
4 25 Hadas, Rachel, 1985-1986.
4 26 Hamilton-Hovde, Jane, 1974-1986.
4 27 Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1972-1982.
4 28 Harper's, 1983-1989.
4 29 Hellerstein, Kathryn, 1987.
4 30 Henig, Suzanne, 1980-1981.
4 31 Hicks, Tom, 1970-1971.
4 32 Holloway, Glenna, 1988.
4 33 Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982-1984.
4 34 Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975 & 1986.
4 35 Hovde, Annis, 1970-1982.
4 36 Hutchins, Robert, 1970-1975.
4 37 Hutchinson, Mabel, 1953-1990.
5 1 I-J - Miscellaneous.
5 2 Icarus, 1974-1980.
5 3 Iddings, Kathleen, 1986-1989.
5 4 Ignatow, David, 1970-1982.
5 5 Imagine, 1984-1985.
5 6 Inez, Colette, 1985-1989.
5 7 International Women's Writing Guild, 1982-1992.
5 8 Interzone, 1984-1987.
5 9 Jacobsen, Josephine, 1973-1989.
5 10 K - Miscellaneous.
5 11 Kahn, Irving & wife, 1970-1975.
5 12 Kessler, Jascha, 1979-1992.
5 13 Kumin, Maxine, 1987-1990.
5 14 L - Miscellaneous.
5 15 Lazard, Naomi, 1986-1987.
5 16 Lengyel, Cornel, 1973-1991.
5 17 Library of Congress, 1972-1988.
5 18 Lima, Robert, 1986-1988.
5 19 Lin, Julia, 1986-1991.
5 20 Linthicum, John, 1984-1987.
5 21 Loo, Jeffrey, 1987-1990.
5 22 Los Angeles Times, 1981-1982.
5 23 Lovell, Linda, 1973-1974.
5 24 Lowenfels, Walter, 1967-1971.
5 25 Lundstrom, Lucy Jo, 1974-1990.
5 26 M - Miscellaneous.
5 27 The Madison Review, undated.
5 28 Mahapatra, Jayanta, 1971-1991.
5 29 The Malahat Review, 1971-1979.
5 30 Maloy, Miriam, 1973-1987.
5 31 Mayer, Elizabeth, 1987-1990.
5 32 McCall's, 1983-1985.
5 33 McCord, Howard, 1966-1976.
6 1 McDowell, Jennifer, 1977-1991.
6 2 McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1981-1984.
6 3 McLeod, Dan, 1981-1989.
6 4 Meinke, Peter, 1984-1989.
6 5 Mintz, Ruth Finer, ca. 1968-1981.
6 6 Moffitt, John, 1975-1986.
6 7 Monitor Book Company, 1980-1984.
6 8 Moore, Lenard, 1983-1990.
6 9 Moore, Marianne (photocopies), 1952-1963.
6 10 Moran, Sister Mary, 1974-1991.
6 11 N - Miscellaneous.
6 12 Nathan, Leonard, 1986-1989.
6 13 National Endowment for the Arts, 1969-1983.
6 14 National Forum, 1979-1985.
6 15 The National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1968-1976.
6 16 National League of American PEN Women, 1984-1991.
6 17 Nelson, Mildred, 1985-1992.
6 18 New Letters, 1978-1985.
6 19 New Mexico Humanities Review, 1978-1985.
6 20 Newsletter Inago, 1983-1984.
6 21 The New Yorker, 1969-1987.
6 22 O - Miscellaneous.
6 23 Orbis, 1986-1988.
6 24 Osaki, Mark, 1976-1986.
6 25 Osers, Ewald, 1985-1991.
6 26 P - Miscellaneous.
6 27 Panache, 1973-1981.
6 28 Pastan, Linda, 1987.
6 29 PEN American Center, 1984-1985.
6 30 PEN Syndicated Fiction Project, 1983-1987.
7 1 Perivale Press (Lawrence Springarn, ed.), 1973-1987.
7 2 Perspectives, 1974-1975.
7 3 Pindar, Georgine & George, 1975-1991.
7 4 Pivot, 1986-1988.
7 5 Pleasants, Ben, 1971-1977.
7 6 Poet Lore, 1976-1987.
7 7 Poetry Society of America, 1953-1989.
7 8 Poets & Writers, 1970-1976.
7 9 Poets' Newsletter, 1992.
7 10 Power, Marjorie, 1988.
7 11 Prism International, 1982-1987.
7 12 Prospice (Roger Elkin, ed.), 1986-1988.
7 13 Q - Miscellaneous.
7 14 Quarterly Review of Literature, 1987-1994.
7 15 Queen's Quarterly, 1982-1984.
7 16 R - Miscellaneous.
7 17 Rachel, Naomi, 1979-1981.
7 18 Ragdale Foundation, 1983.
7 19 Random House, Inc., 1956-1985.
7 20 Ray, David, 1984-1991.
7 21 Reader's Digest, 1980-1981.
7 22 Robbins, Martin, 1988.
7 23 Robson, Ernest, 1978-1981.
7 24-25 Rubin, Larry, 1961-1992.
7 26 S - Miscellaneous.
7 27 Sachs, Bred, 1981.
7 28 San Diego Public Library, 1979-1991.
7 29 San Diego State University, 1976-1989.
7 30 San Jose Public Library, 1986-1987.
8 1 Santa Barbara City College, 1965.
8 2 San Ysidro School District, 1987.
8 3 Schulman, Grace, 1984-1991.
8 4 Scrivener, 1984-1987.
8 5 Sellin, Eric, 1987-1991.
8 6 Skyline, 1989.
8 7 Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1983-1984.
8 8 Stafford, William, 1970-1990.
8 9 Stanford, Ann, 1975-1985.
8 10 Stone, Arlene, 1973-1991.
8 11 Stone Country (Judith Neeld, ed.), 1982-1989.
8 12 Stone Drum, 1987-1989.
8 13 Summers, Hollis, 1979-1984.
8 14 Swann, Brian, 1991.
8 15 T - Miscellaneous.
8 16 Tate, Allen, 1968-1972.
8 17 Taylor, Chuck, 1975-1988.
8 18 Thompson, Lin, 1984.
8 19 Tomasic, Irene, 1946-1949.
8 20 Tritica, John, 1983-1985.
8 21 Turco, Lewis, 1972-1987.
8 22 U - Miscellaneous.
8 23 Unicorn Press (Alan Brilliant, director; Ted Savory, ed.), 1977 & 1984.
8 24 University of Arizona Poetry Center, 1977-1985.
8 25 University of California, San Diego, 1977-1984.
8 26 University of Northern Iowa, 1973-1974.
8 27 University of Wyoming, 1979-1992.
8 28 V - Miscellaneous.
8 29 The Virginia Quarterly Review, 1975-1978.
8 30 W - Miscellaneous.
8 31 Wade, John Stevens, 1976-1981.
8 32 Watts, Anthony, 1987-1988.
8 33 Webb, Louise, 1969-1971.
8 34 Whitebird, Joanie, 1987-1988.
8 35 Whitman, Ruth, 1983-1991.
8 36 Wind, 1974-1994.
8 37 Windfall Press (Paul Pross, ed.) - Letters to and about, 1969-1971.
8 38 Witt, Harold, 1978-1988.
8 39 Wolfe, Don, 1964-1976.
8 40 Woods, Christopher, 1987.
9 1 X-Z - Miscellaneous.
9 2 Yaddo, 1973-1991.
9 3 Zdanys, Jonas, 1987-1989.
9 4 Zenith, Richard, 1987-1991.
9 5 Unidentified correspondents.
9 6 Correspondence re. portrait of Joanna d'Aragon, 1979.
9 7 Letters from students, 1962-1979.

WRITING

Files By Title

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9 8-14 A - Ar.
10 1-13 Ar - Ch.
11 1-10 Ci - D.
12 1-11 FB-520-02-03 G - P.
Oversize folders contain materials for Memory is No Stranger.
13 1-10 P - T.
14 1-4 W - Z.

Files By Subject

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14 5-10 Articles for the Baja Times -- Ideas for poems, note & fragments.
15 1-9 Illustrated poems, for children's book -- Notebook.
16 1-12 FB-520-04 Notebook -- Short stories, early work.
Oversize folder contains poems written by Bartlett and set to music by various composers.
17 1-9 Unpublished poetry -- Scrapbook of poetry.
18 1-6 Scrapbook of poetry -- Tear sheets, 1951-1975.
19 1-5 Tear sheets, 1975-1985, 1975-1985.
20 1-2 Tear sheets, 1986-1994.
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20 3-4 ETC: A Review of General Semantics, ca. 1969-1977.
20 5 Crosscurrents.
21 1-8 Crosscurrents, 1983-1985.
22 1-8 Crosscurrents, 1985-1988.
22 9-10 Crosscurrents / Literary Olympics.
23 1-11 Literary Olympics, ca. 1982-1992.
24 1-7 Literary Olympics, ca. 1990-1992.
25 1-9 Literary Olympians, 1984 -- Literary Olympians 1992: An International Anthology.
26 1-9 Literary Olympians 1992: An International Anthology.
27 1-2 Literary Olympians 1992: An International Anthology.
27 3 Miscellaneous writing of others, edited by Bartlett.

OTHER PROJECTS

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Artwork.
27 4 Book cover mock-ups.
27 5 FB-520-05 Illustrated poetry.
27 6-8 FB-520-06 Miscellaneous drawings by Bartlett.
28 9 FB-520-07 Miscellaneous drawings (removed from an album).
27 10-11 Titled drawings, I - XII.
28 1 Album of work.
28 2 Slides of work.
28 3 Sketchbooks (2).
28 4 Exhibit announcements & information.
Conferences.
28 5 Associated Writings Programs Annual Meeting, 1983.
28 6 52nd Seoul International PEN Congress, 1988.
28 7 54th International PEN Congress in Canada, 1989.
28 8 57th World Congress of the International PEN, 1992.
28 9 Consulting - Book publishing for Irma Rooney, 1991.
28 10 Grants & fellowships, 1983-1990.
28 11 Poetry contest - 12 tone poems, 1982-1992.
29 1 Publishing - Autograph Editions, 1976-1979.
29 2 Teaching materials, 1963-1981.
Translation.
29 3-4 Desierta Compañí, by Griselda Alvarez.
29 5 Dos Cantos, by Griselda Alvarez.
29 6 Miscellaneous poems by Griselda Alvarez.
29 7 Notes for German translation.

AUDIO RECORDINGS

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30 1 Poetry reading by E. Bartlett, 1961.
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30 2 Elizabeth Bartlett, recording of her poems, 1961.
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30 3 Two Voices - Poetry by E. Bartlett, 1961.
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30 4 Dialogue of Dust, 1975.
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30 5 The Early Poems, undated.
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30 6 Poetry reading - From It Takes Practice Not to Die, undated.
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30 7 Readings by the Canusa Poets - Stanley Cooperman, Elizabeth Bartlett, George Abbe, and Earle Birney, undated.
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30 8-11 Unlabeled tapes (4), undated.
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Cassettes.
30 12 Candles & The Gemini Poems, read by Bartlett, undated.
30 13 Heresy in Steel or The City.
30 14 Heresy in Steel, 1981.
30 15 A Miscellany from Poems of Yes and No.

WORK OF OTHERS

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Bartlett, Paul.
29 8 Artwork.
29 9 Poetry & prose.
29 10 Brilliant, Alan - Poetry, 1961-1964.
29 11 Haskins, Leon - Portrait of Elizabeth Bartlett, 1973.
29 12 Hutchins, Mabel - Illustrations for Bartlett's poetry.
29 13 Steele, Louise Manley - Portrait of Elizabeth Bartlett, 1975.


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