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Materials contained in Box 5, Folders 9-11 are restricted until the year 2070 according to federal and state laws.

Abstract

Papers of Carl Rakosi, American "Objectivist" poet and social worker, who professionally practiced psychotherapy under the name Callman Rawley. Rakosi was known for his association with the Objectivist movement as well as Jewish writers of the twentieth century. The writings in this collection primarily represent Rakosi's recent (1988-2004) literary activities; however, the numerous other contributions of his 100-year lifespan are also represented. The collection contains correspondence, prose, poems, book reviews, and extensive interviews with Rakosi, while also including journal articles, case histories and notes that document his work as a psychotherapist, during the decades when he withdrew from the publishing world. Included are typescripts and photocopies of poems for THE COLLECTED POEMS OF CARL RAKOSI and page proofs for THE OLD POET'S TALE (1999). The collection represents the part he played as a young poet in the Objectivist movement, with copies of correspondence with other Objectivist poets such as Louis Zukofsky, as well as essays written by Rakosi much later on the impact of that literary moment, such as the short essay called "The Objectivist Connection" that explains the origin of the term "Objectivist." The collection contains worksheets for poems, audio and videocassette recordings of readings and interviews, and drafts of printed interviews.

Biography

Carl Rakosi was born on November 6, 1903, in Berlin, Germany, and came to the United States with his father and stepmother in 1910. He received his B.A. (1924) and M.A. (1926) from the University of Wisconsin, and completed his Masters of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania in 1940. He married Leah Jaffe in 1939.

During the thirties, Rakosi was a member of a group of poets called "The Objectivists," which included Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, and George Oppen. Between 1939 and 1965, he stopped writing in order to devote himself to social work and psychotherapy. It was not until 1965, at the urging of Andrew Crozier, that Rakosi started to write again.

Rakosi practiced social work and psychotherapy as Callman Rawley, his legally adopted professional name. Between 1945 and his retirement in 1968, Rakosi was Executive Director of the Jewish Family and Children's Service in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He also conducted a private practice in psychotherapy between 1955 and 1971.

As an important Objectivist poet, Rakosi's style of writing can be summarized by Stanley Cooperman's comment:

what Rakosi has, delightfully, is an ability to translate

emotion into objects, tastes, smells: and these, in turn,

are completely familiar- except that the familarity occurs

in unexpected juxtapositions of sound and theme...

Rakosi's work is at once irreverent and serious; highly

intellectual and simplistic.

His published works include SELECTED POEMS (1941), AMULET (1967), ERE-VOICE (1971), EX CRANIUM, NIGHT (1975), MY EXPERIENCE IN PARNASSUS (1977), SPIRITUS I (1983), and COLLECTED POEMS (1986), THE EARTH SUITE (1997), and THE OLD POET'S TALE (1999). Besides his literary work, including poetry, essays and book reviews, Rakosi also published articles and reviews on social work and psychology.

Rakosi continues to be involved in the publishing of his collected works, and to correspond with younger writers interested in his and other Objectivists' work.

In 2003, His 100th Birthday celebration was marked by several poets--including Anselm Hollo, Lyn Hejinian, George Evans and others--reading from their own work, at Rakosi's request. Until his death on June 24, 2004, Rakosi continued to develop new poems and to correspond with younger writers interested in his and other Objectivists' work.

Scope and Content

Accession Processed in 1996

The Carl Rakosi Papers document Rakosi's recent activities as a poet and writer, as well as his professional career as a psychotherapist and social worker. The collection, which dates between 1903 and 1995 (bulk dates, 1988-1995), is arranged in four series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS BY RAKOSI, and 4) WRITINGS BY OTHERS.

SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series contains Rakosi's birth certificate, official academic transcripts and grade reports, naturalization papers, poetry flyers, newspaper clippings, and his professional profile and list of publications as a psychotherapist. Also included are numerous transcribed interviews with Rakosi.

SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and reflects Rakosi's literary and professional career. In most cases, Rakosi made carbon copies of his replies. Notable correspondents include Jean-Paul Auxemery, who translated many of Rakosi's poems into French, Cid Corman, Andrew Crozier, Kathi George, and Michael Heller. Also represented are exchanges with the editors of numerous poetry magazines. Finally, Rakosi's early life is reflected in the letters of his first girlfriend, Mary Biggs, and his mother, Flora Steiner.

SERIES 3: WRITINGS BY RAKOSI

The WRITINGS BY RAKOSI series is arranged in four subseries: A) Lectures, B) Prose, C) Poetry, and D) Social Work and Psychotherapy. The "Lectures" subseries contains notes for two lectures on poetry. The "Prose" subseries contains several essays on "Objectivist" poets, including Charles Reznikoff and George Oppen. Of particular interest is a short essay called "The Objectivist Connection" that explains the origin of the term "Objectivist." Also included is the first draft and source materials for Rakosi's unpublished autobiography.

The "Poetry" subseries includes typescripts and photocopies of poems for THE COLLECTED POEMS OF CARL RAKOSI and an annotated proof for POEMS, 1923-1941; drafts of miscellaneous poems in various stages of development; and some of Rakosi's contributions to Jewish liturgy.

The "Social Work and Psychotherapy" subseries comprises Callman Rawley's journal articles and book reviews, as well as notes and analysis on patient interviews.

SERIES 4: WRITINGS OF OTHERS

The WRITINGS OF OTHERS series contains manuscripts of collected poetry sent to Rakosi and is arranged alphabetically by author. Also included are three critical essays on Rakosi's literary work.

RELATED COLLECTIONS:

Additional Carl Rakosi materials are located in the David Ignatow Papers (MSS 2), United Artists Archive (MSS 12), George Oppen Papers (MSS 16), Clayton Eshleman Papers (MSS 21), Sun and Moon Archive (MSS 221), and Charley George Papers (MSS 387).

Significant portions of Rakosi's papers are also located at the University of Texas, Austin, the Houghton Library at Harvard University, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison (see correspondence in case file).

Accessions Processed in 2003

The accessions processed in 2003 contain recent correspondence, worksheets for poems, tapes of readings and interviews with Rakosi, and drafts of printed interviews. It also supplements the previous accession, with important early correspondence from the 1930s and materials related to Rakosi's readings and lectures from approximately 1973-1999. The materials are arranged in five series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS BY RAKOSI, 4) RECORDINGS, and 5) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

This series is arranged in two subseries: A) Interviews and Writings about Rakosi and B) Miscellaneous Materials.

A) The Interviews and Writings about Rakosi subseries contains drafts and printed copies of interviews and writings about Rakosi, including some which are focused on the larger groups with which Rakosi is often associated such as the Objectivists and Jewish writers of the twentieth century. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by the author's (or interviewer's) last name.

B) The Miscellaneous Materials subseries, arranged alphabetically, contains materials related to Rakosi's education and business, including transcripts, business cards, C.V.'s and other miscellaneous materials. It also includes two large folders of materials related to his wife, Leah Rakosi.

SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series, arranged alphabetically, reflects Rakosi's continued interest and involvement in the literary scene, including correspondence with various editors, organizations and younger authors, as well as copies of correspondence with Allen Ginsberg, George Oppen and Louis Zukofsky. Also included is significant correspondence with persons who are not necessarily part of the literary world but who are nonetheless important to Rakosi's life and career. This group includes various persons from his earlier career as a social worker, as well as certain family members with whom he has regularly corresponded over many years.

SERIES 3: WRITINGS BY RAKOSI

This series is arranged in three subseries: A) Prose, B) Poetry, and C) Readings and Lectures.

A) The Prose subseries, arranged alphabetically, contains blurbs and introductions for Rakosi's and others' books, short essays and published letters to editors. Perhaps most interesting is the folder containing correspondence between Margery Latimer (1899-1932, a.k.a. Margery Latimer Toomer, wife of Jean Toomer) and Blanche Matthias, and other research materials used for Rakosi's COLLECTED PROSE.

B) The Poetry subseries contains some materials related to published works, as well as a significant amount of working papers (drafts and manuscripts of poems).

C) The Readings and Lectures subseries contains Rakosi's notes and lists of poems for readings and lectures given from approximately 1973-1999. It also includes some flyers and announcements for these events. The subseries is arranged chronologically, with undated materials at the end.

SERIES 4: RECORDINGS

The RECORDINGS series contains audio and videocassette tapes, as well as compact discs, documenting Rakosi's readings and interviews 1995-1999. The series is arranged alphabetically.

SERIES 5: ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

The ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES series contains the originals of brittle or high acid content documents that have been photocopied.

Accession Processed in 2005

The accession processed in 2005 contains recent correspondence, substantial folders of source material and drafts of poems in progress, materials related to Rakosi's 100th birthday celebration, and memorials to the now deceased poet. It also supplements the previous accession, with excerpts from important early correspondence from the 1930s, including Louis Zukofsky, and continued correspondence with fellow writers, as well as family members. His correspondence with Tom Devaney contains the transcripts of a significant interview done with Rakosi in 2001. The materials are arranged in three series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, and 3) WRITINGS BY RAKOSI.

SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series, arranged alphabetically, contains materials related to Rakosi's 100th Birthday Celebration (including music composed for a selection of his poetry), a lifetime achievement award, business cards, C.V.'s, and other materials.

SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series, arranged alphabetically, reflects Rakosi's interest and involvement in the literary scene, including correspondence with various editors, organizations and younger authors, as well as copies of correspondence with George Oppen and Louis Zukofsky. Also included is significant correspondence with both fellow writers and family members with whom he regularly corresponded over many years. This series includes a large folder of miscellaneous letters from admirers of Rakosi's work, dating from 1970-2003.

SERIES 3: WRITINGS BY RAKOSI

This series is arranged in three subseries: A) Prose, B) Poetry, and C) Miscellaneous.

A) The Prose subseries, arranged alphabetically, contains a draft of his Letter to the Editor of Poetry Flash on the Conference on the American Objectivists held at Royaumont, France, in September 1989. Additionally, this subseries contains drafts of tributes and articles Rakosi wrote about George Oppen.

B) The Poetry subseries contains unfinished working drafts of several poems, including a draft of his earlier poem "Americana."

C) The Miscellaneous subseries contains a significant amount of working papers, drafts and manuscripts of poems and source materials, including works Rakosi titled "Journal" and "Journal #2." Many of these folders include undated fragments and drafts which relate to Rakosi's earlier writings.

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BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

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Miscellaneous

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1 1 FB-126-01 Birth certificate, 1903.
1 2 Certificates and academic transcripts, 1910 - 1953.
1 3 Poetry lecture flyers.
1 4 Professional profile of Callman Rawley, 1968 - 1990. Includes newspaper clippings.

Interviews

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1 5 Cohn, Jim. - "A conversation with Carl Rakosi". Published in BOMBAY GIN, Summer 1988.
1 6 Conversation with Carl Rakosi, 1994. "Some of the questions put to me at Poet's House." Contains only the questions asked.
1 7 Evans, George and August Kleinzahler - "An interview with Carl Rakosi", 1986. Correspondence and proofs of interview published in CONJUNCTIONS 11.
1 8 Rosenblum, Martin J. - "Carl Rakosi: An Interview". Published in MARGINS, no.17, 1975. Published copy, annotated by Rakosi.
1 9 Shaw, Mary Ellen. "We're not supposed to be guides to the world: A conversation with Carl Rakosi." Published in PREVIEW, June 1975. Photocopy.
1 10 Shoemaker, Steve, 1981. Correspondence and typescript.
1 11 Sommers, Piotr. Typescript, annotated by Rakosi.

CORRESPONDENCE

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1 12 Unidentified correspondents.
1 13 A - miscellaneous.
1 14 AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW, 1992.
1 15 Another Chicago Press, 1994.
1 16 Auxemery, Jean-Paul, 1989 - 1991.
1 17 B - miscellaneous.
1 18 Bacon, Sydney, 1989 - 1990.
1 19 Baker, Tony, 1988 - 1989.
1 20 Bernstein, Maurice, 1989 - 1994.
1 21 Biggs, Mary, 1926 - 1927.
1 22 Black Sparrow Press (John Martin), 1992.
1 23 Buckeye, Bob, 1988 - 1990.
1 24 Burwash, Nathaniel, 1990 - 1994.
1 25 C - miscellaneous.
1 26 Caddel, Richard, 1988 - 1994.
1 27 Chartres, Samuel, 1990.
1 28 Codrescu, Andrei, 1992 - 1994.
1 29 Cole, Peter, 1989 - 1994.
1 30 Cope, David, 1993 - 1995.
1 31 Corman, Cid, 1989 - 1993.
2 1 Crozier, Andrew, 1989 - 1993.
2 2 D - miscellaneous.
2 3 Dawson, Fielding, 1990 - 1995.
2 4 Dennis, Rodney G. (Harvard University Library), 1978 - 1982.
2 5 di Prima, Diane, 1992.
2 6 Dominguez Rey, Antonio, 1990.
2 7 Duggan, Laurie, 1989 - 1991.
2 8 DuPlessis, Rachel Blau, 1989 - 1994.
2 9 E - miscellaneous.
2 10 Ebin, Jennifer and Julie, 1989 - 1991.
2 11 Eshleman, Clayton, 1992.
2 12 F - miscellaneous.
2 13 Fitterman, Robert, 1990.
2 14 Foley, Jack, 1993.
2 15 G - miscellaneous.
2 16 George, Kathi, 1990 - 1992.
2 17 George, Kathi, 1992.
2 18 Gilonis, Harry, 1990 - 1993.
2 19 Griffin, Jonathan, 1986 - 1993.
2 20 H - miscellaneous.
2 21 Haberman, Daniel and Barbara, 1989 - 1994.
2 22 Hamburger, Michael, 1989 - 1990.
2 23 Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993.
2 24 Heller, Michael, 1987 - 1994.
2 25 Hollo, Anselm, 1989.
2 26 Holman, Bob, 1989.
2 27 Humleker, Ruth, 1989.
2 28 I - miscellaneous.
2 29 J - miscellaneous.
2 30 Jensen, Don, 1992.
2 31 K - miscellaneous.
2 32 Kessler, Milton, 1990 - 1992.
2 33 King, Martha and Basil, 1989 - 1994.
2 34 Kleinzahler, August, 1989 - 1990.
2 35 L - miscellaneous.
2 36 Lebensohn, Zigmond M., 1992.
2 37 Levy, John, 1993 - 1994.
3 1 Lieberman, E. James, 1992 - 1993.
3 2 M - miscellaneous.
3 3 MARGIN (Robin Magowan), 1988.
3 4 Marshall, Jack, 1990 - 1992.
3 5 Money, Peter, 1993 - 1995.
3 6 Morrow, Bradford, 1990.
3 7 N - miscellaneous.
3 8 Naropa Institute, 1991 - 1993.
3 9 National Poetry Festival (Keith Anderson), 1973. Includes an index of Rakosi's audio tapes recorded at the festival.
3 10 NEW AMERICAN WRITING (Paul Hoover and Maxine Chernoff), 1989 - 1993.
3 11 O - miscellaneous.
3 12 P - miscellaneous.
3 13 Pacernick, Gary, 1993 - 1994.
3 14 Peterson, David, 1992 - 1993.
3 15 Prynne, Jeremy, 1988 - 1994.
3 16 R - miscellaneous.
3 17 Rakosi (stepmother), 1940 - 1941.
3 18 Rosenblum, Martin Jack, 1989 - 1991.
3 19 Rosenthal, Gary, 1993.
3 20 Rothenberg, Jerome, 1994.
3 21 Rudolf, Anthony, 1988 - 1991.
3 22 S - miscellaneous.
3 23 Salerno, Mark, 1994.
3 24 Serendipity Books, 1973 - 1978.
3 25 Shoemaker, Steve, 1992 - 1994.
3 26 Sipper, Ralph B., 1977.
3 27 Szegedy-Maszak, Mihaly, 1989 - 1990.
3 28 T - miscellaneous.
3 29 TALISMAN (Ed Foster), 1989 - 1993.
3 30 TO (Seth Frechie), 1993.
3 31 Tranter, John, 1989 - 1991.
3 32 Trip to England, 1988.
3 33 Trip to London and France, 1989.
3 34 Turnbull, Gael, 1989 - 1993.
3 35 U - miscellaneous.
3 36 University Library of Wisconsin - Madison, 1978 - 1979.
3 37 University of California, Berkeley, 1992 - 1993.
3 38 University of California, San Diego, 1985 - 1987.
3 39 University of Virginia. Hillel Jewish Student Center, 1991.
3 40 V - miscellaneous.
3 41 W - miscellaneous.
3 42 Y - miscellaneous.
3 43 Young, Karl, 1989 - 1994.
3 44 ZYZZYVA, 1992.

WRITINGS BY RAKOSI

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4 1 Lecture on George Oppen at The Poetry Center, 1994. Notes and correspondence.
4 2 Lecture on "Psychology of the Poet" at Jefferson College, Michigan. Notes, ca. 1970s.
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4 3 Literary agreements, 1974 - 1980.
4 4 Autobiography (Part I). Data and primary sources.
4 5 Autobiography (Part II). Data and primary sources.
4 6 Autobiography. First draft.
4 7 Book Reviews, 1967 - 1985.
4 8 Charles Reznikoff: A Tribute. Magazine clipping from MARGINS, nos. 28-30, 1976.
4 9 Comments on Sorrentino's THE ORANGERY. Photocopy.
4 10 From Sixth Session on Writing. A lecture on language given at the Naropa Institute and published in ROCKY LEDGE #5, July/August 1980.
4 11 George Oppen, the last days. Photocopy.
4 12 George Oppen, 1908-1984. Obituary article published in J.A.C.O.B.'S. LETTER: THE JEWISH QUARTERLY OF THE ARTS FOR SAN FRANCISCO AND THE BAY AREA, vol. V, no. 1, January-March 1985.
4 13 Kiesel, Stanley. THE PEARL IS A HARDENED SINNER. Forward by Rakosi.
4 14 New Forms - Introductory Statement. Published in THE POETRY PROJECT, #129, Summer Issue, 1988.
4 15 Objectivist Connection. Two page typescript on the origin of the term "Objectivist." Also included are notes, drafts, and articles for the essay.
4 16 Observations. Photocopy of typescript.
4 17 Poetry book reviews written by Rakosi. Published in the MINNEAPOLIS STAR AND TRIBUNE. Newspaper clippings and typescript drafts.
4 18 Robert Duncan. Typescript.
4 19 Royaumont: A Few Observations. Magazine clipping from POETRY FLASH, no.204, March 1990. Included is correspondence related to Rakosi's article on the Conference on the American Objectivists held at Royaumont, France in September 1989.
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4 20 COLLECTED POEMS OF CARL RAKOSI. Typescripts and photocopies of poems (Part I).
4 21 COLLECTED POEMS OF CARL RAKOSI. Typescripts and photocopies of poems (Part II).
4 22 Contributions to the liturgy for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, 1970 - 1980. Printed programs and notes.
5 1 DROLES DE JOURNAL, 1982 - 1989. French translation by Jean-Paul Auxemery.
5 2 Miscellaneous poems (Part I).
5 3 Miscellaneous poems (Part II).
5 4 Miscellaneous poems (Part III).
5 5 Miscellaneous poems (Part IV).
5 6 POEMS, 1923-1941. Photocopy of typescript for the Sun and Moon Press publication edited by Andrew Crozier.
5 7 POEMS, 1923-1941, 1993. Proof copy.

Social Work and Psychotherapy

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5 8 Articles about social work and psychology by Callman Rawley, 1937 - 1992.
5 9 Seven Case Histories, 1942 - 1950.
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5 10 Notes on clients (Part I).
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5 11 Notes on clients (Part II).
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WRITINGS OF OTHERS

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Manuscripts

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6 1 Cohn, Jim. "Prairie Falcon: Selected Poems, 1976-1987", 1987. Bound mimeograph.
6 2 Cole, Peter. "Ambit", 1969.
6 3 Fielding, Dawson. "The Black Mountian Book". Proof.
6 4 Evans, George. "A walk in the garden of heaven". Mimeograph.
6 5 Glass, Jesse. Miscellaneous poems.
6 6 Kleinzahler, August. "Earthquake Weather". Photocopy of annotated proof.
6 7 Morrow, Bradford. "Posthumes". Proof.
6 8 Schwarty, Naomi.

Critical Essays on Rakosi

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6 9 Corman, Cid, 1989 - 1990. "Caught in the Act: The Comedian as Social Worker, the work of Carl Rakosi"
6 10 Fixel, Lawrence. "The mindscape of Carl Rakosi: Towards a reading of THE COLLECTED POEMS"
6 11 Riemer, Ruby. "Carl Rakosi and the Metaphoric Mode"

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BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

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Interviews and Writings about Rakosi

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7 1 Bromige, David - "On the Page: Discussing the Objectivists", 1989. December. Published in POETRY FLASH.
7 2 Devaney, Tom - "Carl Rakosi Interview with Oliver Bressard", 2001. March 30.
7 3 Dickison, Steve - Interview with Carl Rakosi, 1998 - 2001. Includes correspondence with the Poetry Center.
7 4 Evans, George and August Kleinzahler - "Interview with Carl Rakosi", 1986. July 6. San Francisco. Published in CONJUNCTIONS. Includes notes and drafts.
7 5 From Sixth Session on Writing - Interview with Carl Rakosi.
7 6 Hatlen, Burton - Interview with Cark Rakosi, 1985.
7 7 Rosenblum, Martin - "Unexpected Arrangement", 1987.
7 8 Miscellaneous newspaper aricles and reviews of Rakosi, 1968 - 1997.

Miscellaneous Materials

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7 9 Biographical sketch by unknown author. Incomplete copy with editorial marks.
7 10 Business cards.
7 11 Curriculum vitae, 1936 - 1976. Includes C.V.'s and resumes of Rakosi's professional life as a social worker and as a writer.
7 12 DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY 193: AMERICAN POETS SINCE WWII, Sixth Series, ed. Joseph Conte, 1997 - 1998. Includes master proofs with correspondence with Elizabeth Losh.
7 13 Education.
7 14 Family photographs on videocasstte.
7 15 Rakosi, Leah (Carl's wife), 1939 - 1989. Part 1. Includes Carl Rakosi's notes, diaristic musings and notes and drafts of poems and letters. Also includes Leah's reminiscences.
7 16 Rakosi, Leah (Carl's wife), 1939 - 1989. Part 2. Includes newspaper clippings, Carl's notes and musing on Leah, notes and drafts of poems and letters.
7 17 Rakosi, Leah (Carl's wife), 1939 - 1989. Includes cards to and from Leah (birthday, anniversary, etc), letters of condolence written to Carl when Leah died in 1989 and responses from Carl.
7 18 Tribute to Carl Rakosi - Housing Works Used Book Cafe, 2001. April 11. New York. Includes flyers, photos, lists of readers, and audiocassette tape.
7 19 Miscellaneous materials.

CORRESPONDENCE

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8 1 A - Miscellaneous.
8 2 Abrams, Sam, 1997 - 1998.
8 3 Almond, Gabriel.
8 4 AMERICAN POETRY REVIEW (Arthur Vogelsang, editor), 1993 - 2000. Includes page proofs of Rakosi's "Ballad of the Diminished I" and "Field Notes."
8 5 Auster, Paul, 1999 - 2000.
8 6 B - Miscellaneous.
8 7 Bacigulpo, Massimo, 1993 - 1998. Includes "No Jerusalem but This - Reznikoff to Menashe," "Sant' Ambrogio in the Half-Light: Growing Up Near Olga Rudge and Ezra Pound" and "Theologian" (by Rakosi, published in VERSI PER UNSECOLO).
8 8 Backwoods Broadsides (Sylvester Pollet), 1995 - 1996.
8 9 Bacon, Sidney, 1997 - 2000.
8 10 Baker, Ed, 1999 - 2000.
8 11 Barick, Bill, 1993 - 1998.
8 12 Bednarik, Joesph S. (editor, THE SUMAC READER).
8 13 Bernstein, Maurice, 1996 - 1998. Includes "Growing Old! Growing Old! I am Growing Old."
8 14 BLOODAXE BOOKS (Andrew MacAllister, editor), 1996.
8 15 BOXKITE (James Taylor, editor), 1997.
8 16 Bullock, Ken, 1992 - 1996.
8 17 C - Miscellaneous.
8 18 Caddell, Rick, 1989 - 1997.
8 19 CAFE REVIEW (Steve Luttrell, editor), 1995 - 1996.
8 20 Cantor, Margery, 1994 - 1996.
8 21 CHICAGO REVIEW (Devin Johnston, poetry editor), 1996.
8 22 Climenhaga, Joel, 1997.
8 23 Cloud House Poetry Archives (Steven S. Kushner, director), 1995 - 2001.
8 24 Cohn, Jim, 1991 - 1996.
8 25 Cole, Peter, 1994 - 2001.
8 26 Collum, Jack, 2002.
8 27 CONJUNCTIONS (Bradford Morrow, editor), 1982 - 1995.
8 28 Cope, David, 1987 - 1998.
8 29 Corman, Cid, 1983 - 1997.
8 30 Creeley, Robert, 1997.
8 31 Crow, Jennifer (granddaughter), Dallas (her husband) and Rawley (their son), 1995 - 2002.
8 32 Cozier, Andrew, 1965. Includes "The Heifer (after Carl Rakosi)."
8 33 D - Miscellaneous.
8 34 Dorn, Ed, 1985.
8 35 Duncan, Robert, 1994. Excerpt from a letter.
8 36 DuPlessis, Rachel Blau, 1982 - 1997. Includes "Prospectus: THE OBJECTIVIST NEXUS (ed. DuPlessis and Quartermain).
8 37 Ephron, Harmon S. ("Sol" or Sollie") and Pat, 1930 - 1935.
8 38 Ephron, Harmon S. ("Sol" or Sollie") and Pat, 1966 - 1978. Includes some copies of Rakosi's letters to Ephron.
8 39 Ephron, Harmon S. ("Sol" or Sollie") and Pat, 1979 - 1992. Includes some copies of Rakosi's letters to Ephron.
8 40 Ephron, Harmon S. ("Sol" or Sollie") and Pat. Includes drafts of Rakosi's letters, notes on Ephron's letters and notes for Rakosi's poems based on correspondence with Ephron.
9 1 Eshleman, Clayton, 1987.
9 2 Evans, George, 1980 - 2000.
9 3 EX-EXEC (William McCurdy, editor), 1996.
9 4 F - Miscellaneous.
9 5 Felsteiner, John, 1998 - 2002.
9 6 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1999.
9 7 Fitzpatrick, Kevin, 1997.
9 8 G - Miscellaneous.
9 9 George, Kathi, 1995 - 1999.
9 10 Gilonis, Harry, 1995 - 1999. Includes "Echoes Series" (by Gilonis and Ian Hamilton Finlay), "From the Old Welsh" and "A Picture."
9 11 Ginsburg, Allen, 1985 - 1999. Includes "A Ballad of Skeletons."
9 12 H - Miscellaneous.
9 13 H. W. Wilson Company (Vineta Colby, editor of WORLD AUTHORS: 1980 - 1985), 1987.
9 14 Haas, Brad, 1999. Includes "Trifocal" and other miscellaneous poems.
9 15 Hanging Loose Press (Robert Hershon, editor), 2000.
9 16 Heller, Michael, 1989 - 2001.
9 17 Heyman, Peggy and Bill, 1999. Includes correspondence from Peggy's father, Bernie.
9 18 Hofer, Jen, 1997 - 1999. Includes AS FAR AS (1999).
9 19 Hollo, Anselm and Jane, 1996 - 2000.
9 20 Jacob, Bob, 2002. Includes miscellaneous poems.
9 21 Jeffs, Naomi (daughter of Sidney Bacon), 2002.
9 22 Jenkins, Edith, 1999.
9 23 Johnson, Nicholas (editor, Etruscan Books), 1998 - 2001. Includes other correspondence re. Rakosi's poetry reading tour in England in 1997.
9 24 K - Miscellaneous.
9 25 Kane, Marilyn (companion), 1989 - 1999. Includes journal kept while Rakosi was in Europe.
9 26 Katz, Eliot, 1999. Includes Rakosi's "The Daily News" and "Down to Earth Suite."
9 27 King, Basil, 1989 - 2000.
9 28 Kleinzahler, August, 1996.
9 29 L - Miscellaneous.
9 30 LaRose, Julie (Rawley, granddaughter, daughter of Dan and Barbara Nordby), 2001.
9 31 Lawrence, Anne, 1975 - 1976.
9 32 Lebensohn, Zigmond M.
9 33 Leveton, Eva, 2000.
9 34 Levine, Steve, 1982.
9 35 Levy, John, 1987 - 2000.
9 36 Lewis, Joel. Includes "WPA Poems."
9 37 Lieberman, Dr. E. James, 1995 - 1998.
9 38 Lipschutz, Kurt, 2001.
9 39 LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS (Jeremy Harding, poetry editor), 1996 - 1998.
9 40 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997 - 1998.
9 41 M - Miscellaneous.
9 42 McCarthy, Eugene, 1995.
9 43 Messerli, Douglas, 2000. Includes "The Acts, for Carl Rakosi."
9 44 Mills, Billy and Catherine Walsh, 1997 - 1999.
9 45 Minkoff, George Robert (George Robert Minkoff, Inc., Rare Books), 1986 - 1989.
9 46 Money, Peter, 1995 - 2000.
9 47 MOSAIC (Suzan Berns, producer), 1996 - 1997.
9 48 Mottram, Eric, 1987.
10 1 N - Miscellaneous.
10 2 Naropa Institute, 1998.
10 3 Nash, Carl, 1995 - 1996.
10 4 NATION, 1996.
10 5 National Endowment for the Arts, 1976 - 1977.
10 6 National Poetry Foundation, 1985 - 1999. Includes correspondence written by Sylvester Pollet, Burton Hatlen and others. See also PAIDEUMA.
10 7 Nissman, Barbara, 1996.
10 8 Nordby, Dan and Barbara (daughter), 1995 - 1997. See also Rawley, Barbara.
10 9 O' Brien, Geoffrey (executive editor, The Library of America), 1995 - 2001.
10 10 Oppen, George, 1975. Photocopies of originals.
10 11 P - Miscellaneous.
10 12 PAIDEUMA (Carroll F. Terrell, editor), 1985 - 1986.
10 13 Pen Center USA West, 1996.
10 14 Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, 1987.
10 15 POETRY FLASH.
10 16 POETRY INTERNATIONAL (Fred Moramarco, editor), 1996.
10 17 POETRY NEW YORK (Burt Kimmelman, editor), 1996 - 1997.
10 18 POETS ON THE LINE (Linda Lerner, editor), 1995 - 1998.
10 19 Popper, Samuel and Evelyn, 1972 - 2002.
10 20 Potts, Charles (Tsunami, Inc.), 1997 - 2000.
10 21 Powell, James (poetry editor, OCCIDENT), 1979 - 1987.
10 22 Prynne, Jeremy, 1988 - 1997.
10 23 R - Miscellaneous.
10 24 Rawley, Barbara (daughter), 1974 - 1998. See also Norby, Dan and Barbara.
10 25 Rawley, George (son) and Leanna, 1972.
10 26 Rawley, Joanna (granddaughter, daughter of Barbara Rawley), 1998 - 1999.
10 27 RIBOT (Paul Vangelisti, editor), 1996 - 1998.
10 28 Riley, Peter.
10 29 Rosenblum, Martin, 1986 - 1995.
10 30 Rosenthal, Gary, 1987 - 1997.
10 31 Roth Publishing, Inc. (Tina Posner, associate editor), 1987 - 1996. Re. permission to reprint two of Rakosi's poems in ANNUAL SURVEY OF AMERICAN POETRY (1986).
10 32 Rothenberg, Jerome, 1995 - 1996.
10 33 Royet-Journoud, Claude, 1986.
10 34 Rudolph, Anthony (The Menard Press), 1995 - 1999.
10 35 S - Miscellaneous.
10 36 Safer, Louis, 2000.
10 37 Salerno, Mark (editor, ARSHILE), 1993 - 1998.
10 38 SAMIZDAT (Robert Archambeau), 2002.
10 39 Schwerner, Armand, 1993 - 1999.
10 40 Scroggins, Mark, 1998.
10 41 Scully, Maurice, 1997 - 2000.
10 42 Shatsky, Joel (editor, CONTEMPORARY JEWISH-AMERICAN DRAMATISTS AND POETS: A BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOURCEBOOK), 1997.
10 43 Shere, Charles, 1995 - 2000. Includes music for "The Old Poet's Tale" and audiocassette tape of Charles Shere's music.
10 44 Shoemaker, Steve, 1998.
10 45 Sun and Moon Press (Douglas Messerli, publisher), 1990 - 1997.
10 46 T - Miscellaneous.
10 47 TALISMAN (Ed Foster, editor), 1982 - 1997.
10 48 Thompson, Phyllis Hoge, 2002.
10 49 Tobias, Rebecca (Lawrence), 1997.
10 50 Tranter, John, 1987 - 1997.
10 51 Turnbull, Gael, 1993 - 2000.
11 1 U - Miscellaneous.
11 2 University of Wisconsin-Madison, University Libraries (Yvonne Schofer, bibliographer), 1986 - 1989.
11 3 Vescia, Monique, 1996.
11 4 W - Miscellaneous.
11 5 Watsky, Paul, 2001. Includes "In Montana," MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS and "What's My Line? Revisited."
11 6 Weinberger, Eliot, 1996.
11 7 Whalen, Philip, 1999.
11 8 Wilson, Richard, 1999.
11 9 Winthrop, Arthur, 1998.
11 10 Woodland Pattern Book Center, 1996 - 1998.
11 11 Young, Karl (Light and Dust Books), 1994 - 1997.
11 12 Zukofsky, Louis, 1930 - 1942. Includes photocopied excerpts of original correspondence and Rakosi's notes on correspondence. Originals housed at University of Texas, Humanities Research Center.
11 13 Unidentified correspondents.

WRITINGS BY RAKOSI

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11 14 Blurbs and forewards for others' books. Includes blurbs for Mark Salerno's HATE, Daniel Haberman's book of poems, Beau Beausoleil's AGAINST THE HEAVENS, and foreward to Stanley Kiessel's THE PEARL IS A HARDENED SINNER.
11 15 COLLECTED PROSE - Research materials, 1921 - 1977. Includes Margery Latimer's (1899 - 1932, a.k.a. Margery Latimer Toomer) letters to Blanche Matthias. Also includes Matthias' description of friendship, Rakosi's notes on Latimer-Matthias correspondence. Materials used in COLLECTED PROSE, pp. 88 - 104.
11 16 Encounter with Jonathan Griffin.
11 17 Plan of Work - Guggenheim Fellowship.
11 18 Rakosi to Weinberger, 1995. Letter to Eliot Weinberger, published in EXQUISITE CORPSE.
11 19 Robert Duncan.
11 20 Word About the Objectivists, 1994. Spring.
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11 21 Americana. Includes drafts and notes.
11 22 Death of a Wife. Includes drafts and notes.
11 23 EARTH SUITE (1997). Includes table of contents, afterwords and press releases.
11 24 Everyday Book - Working drafts, manuscripts and notes. Part 1. Published (in part) as "Nine Poems from 'The Everyday Book'" ("The Poet," "The Moment," "The Execution," "Fragment," "The History of Man," "Tune," "How to be with A Rock," "Aie!" "Riddle") in NEW DIRECTIONS 25, 1972: 138 - 143. Also includes postcards and letters from "Mom," "Beau," Alan Leveton, Kurt Lipschutz, and others. Also includes SPARROW 53 ("My Experiences in Parnassus" by Rakosi) with notes.
11 25 Everyday Book - Working drafts, manuscripts and notes. Part 2.
11 26 HISTORY (1981). Typescript of "Foreward."
11 27 Instructions to the Intellect. Includes drafts and notes.
11 28 OLD POET'S TALE (1999) - Page proofs, 1998. Includes correspondence, notes and corrections. Also includes "George Oppen: The Last Day" (prose predecessor to THE OLD POET'S TALE).
11 29 Working papers - Drafts and typescripts of poems. Part 1. Includes "Poem Beginning Jew," "A Knight Y'clept Psychology," "On the Street," "The Slave," "The Burdens of Ambiguity," "Shory Psalm," "The Report," "Chips Off the Old Block," "The Situation," "Mysteries," "1996," and "The New Prometheus."
11 30 Working papers - Drafts and typescripts of poems. Part 2.
11 31 Working papers - Drafts and typescripts of poems. Part 3.

Readings and Lectures

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12 1 Programs for readings, 1973 - 1987. Includes lists of poems to read and some announcements.
12 2 Programs for readings, 1990 - 1999. Includes lists of poems to read and some announcements.

RECORDINGS

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By Carl Rakosi

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12 3 Autobiographical Sessions I and II, 1995. January 18. Cloud House Poetry Archives: Living History Project. 2 audiocassette tapes.
12 4 Interviewed by Rabbi Alan Lew, Beth Shalom and MOSAIC #20, 1996. July 21. VHS videocassette tape.
12 5 In the Plain Life, San Francisco, 1997. April 15. Produced by Alan Leveto, M.D. for his series, "Leveton's Kabinet Presents." 2 VHS videocassette tapes.
13 1 Reading at Beth Shalom, 1996. March 26. Produced by Cloud House Poetry Archives. Audio compact disc.
13 2 Reading at Library of Congress, Mumford Room, 1996. April 11. VHS videocassette tape.
13 3 Reading at Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, 1999. September 9. Introduction by Steve Dickison. VHS videocassette tape and audio compact disc.
13 4 Reading Six Town Poetry Festival, 1996. June 26. Produced by Cloud House Poetry Archives. VHS videocassette tape and audiocassette tape.

Miscellaneous

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13 5 Poetpourri for Carl Rakosi. Includes Walt Whitman, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, Edith Sitwell, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Robert Duncan, and William Carlos Williams. Audiocassette tape.

ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

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14 1 Originals of preservation photocopies.

Accession Processed in 2005

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

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15 1 100th Birthday - Music by others for Rakosi's Poems, 2003. Includes correspondence with musicians and copies of poems.
15 2 AMULET, 1968. Excerpts from reviews.
15 3 Berrigan, Anselm. "Carl Rakosi 100th Birthday Celebration", 2004. From POETRY PROJECT NEWSLETTER.
15 4 Business Card/ C.V. (Callum Rawley)/ Writing Brochure (Rakosi).
15 5 Carl Rakosi: A Tribute - Housing Works Usedbook Cafe, 2001. April 11. Flyer from event in New York.
15 6 Obituaries. POETRY PROJECT NEWSLETTER and various newspapers (copies).
15 7 Small Press Traffic Lifetime Achievement Award, San Francisco, 2003. Includes correspondence and press clippings.
15 8 Tallerton, David. [Tribute to Leah Rakosi].
15 9 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings mentioning Rakosi, 1996 - 1999. Includes undated mention of Rakosi on ABC program.

CORRESPONDENCE

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15 10 A-Z - Miscellaneous, 1970 - 2003. Includes some responses by Rakosi.
15 11 Albon, George, 2003.
15 12 AND WE THE CREATURES (C.J. Sage, editor), 2003.
15 13 Armantrout, Rae, 2004.
15 14 Backwoods Broadsides (Sylvester Pollet), 1996 - 2003.
15 15 Bacon, Sydney, 2002.
15 16 Barich, William.
15 17 Bullock, Ken, 2003. Includes enclosure.
15 18 Clitheroe, Frederic, 1983. Copy of originals.
15 19 Collum, Jack, 2002 - 2003.
15 20 Corman, Cid, 1989.
15 21 Creeley, Robert, 1987 - 2004. Includes poem for Rakosi by Creeley.
15 22 Crow, Jennifer (granddaughter), Rawley (great-grandson), 2004.
15 23 Crozier, Andrew, 1983 - 2004.
15 24 Dembo, Larry S., 1987.
15 25 Devaney, Tom, 2002 - 2004. Includes transcript of Delaney interviewing Rakosi in 2001.
15 26 Dorsky, Nick, 2002 - 2003.
15 27 Downey, Fred, 2003 - 2004. Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center.
15 28 Duggan, Laurie, 2003.
15 29 Evans, George, 2003. Includes event flyer.
15 30 Fauchereau, Serge, 2004.
15 31 Felstiner, John, 2002 - 2003. Enclosures of Felstiner's translation of Neruda and note from Denise Levertov.
15 32 Filreis, Al, 2002 - 2003.
15 33 Fisher, Roy, 2003 - 2004.
15 34 Fixel, Justine, 2003. Lawrence Fixel family.
15 35 Fleming, Gerald, 2003. Fleming poem enclosed with program for "Writers Remembered."
15 36 Frym, Gloria, 2003.
15 37 Gallagher, Kevin, 2002 - 2003. Relates to poems published in journal ARC.
15 38 Gambarotte, Martin, 2002 - 2003. Rakosi's Spanish translator.
15 39 George, Charley and Kathi, 1976 - 1999.
15 40 Graham, Allan, 2003.
15 41 Haas, Bradford, 2004. Editor for webzine flashpointmag.com.
15 42 Hall, John, 2003.
15 43 Heller, Michael, 1995 - 2004. Copy of journal article on Rakosi enclosed.
15 44 Hiler, Jerome, 2002.
15 45 Hirschman, Jack, 2003.
15 46 Hofer, Jen, 2002 - 2004.
15 47 Hollo, Anslem and Jane, 2003.
15 48 Johnson, Nicholas, 2001 - 2004. Enclosures relating to British publication of poems.
15 49 Kane, Marilyn, 2002.
15 50 Kamenetz, Roger, 2003.
15 51 Katz, Eliot, 2003 - 2004.
15 52 Kiesel, Stanley, 1975 - 1977.
15 53 King, Basil, 2003 - 2004.
15 54 King, Mimi and Jeff (granddaughter and grandson-in-law), 2003.
15 55 Lefevere, Andre, 1975.
15 56 Levy, John, 2003.
15 57 Library of America (Geoffrey O'Brien), 2002.
15 58 Lieberman, James, 1996 - 2004.
15 59 Lipschutz, Kurt, 2001 - 2003.
15 60 Metre (Philip Coleman, University of Dublin), 2004.
16 1 Miller, David, 2003.
16 2 Mills, Catherine and Billy, 1997.
16 3 Money, Peter, 2002.
16 4 Morrison, Yedda, 1998 - 1999.
16 5 Naropa University (Steven Taylor), 2003.
16 6 NEW YORKER, 2004. Includes poetry submissions "A Valentine" and "Royally Stewed."
16 7 Oppen, George, 1974. Photocopy of original with Rakosi's marginal notes.
16 8 Palmer, Robert, 1998 - 1999. Printer for Rakosi's THE OLD POET'S TALE.
16 9 Poets House (Suzanne Wise, program coordinator), 2002.
16 10 Popper, Steve, 2003.
16 11 Prynne, Jeremy H., 1994 - 2004.
16 12 Rawley, Barbara (daughter) and Dan Nordby (son-in-law), 2003.
16 13 Rigsbee, David, 1985.
16 14 Rothenberg, Jerome, 2004.
16 15 Rudolph, Anthony, 2002 - 2004. Enclosures - Articles on Rakosi at 100.
16 16 SF Poet museum (curator, Steven Kushner), 1999 - 2003. Cloud House Poetry Archives.
16 17 Salant, Dorothy, 2003.
16 18 Salerno, Mark, 2002 - 2003.
16 19 Sullivan, Nancy, 1968.
16 20 Tiger, Madeline, 2002. Includes "Listening to the Venerable Poet."
16 21 Turnbull, Gael, 2001 - 2003.
16 22 U.S. LATINO REVIEW (Andres Castro, editor), 2001 - 2002.
16 23 VERSEtility Books (Robert Jacob), 2001.
16 24 Waldman, Anne, 2003.
16 25 Whalen, Philip, 1999.
16 26 Winthrop, Arthur, 2003.
16 27 Wolfe, Bonny, 2003.
16 28 Zukofsky, Louis - Excerpts from letters, 1930 - 1933. Rakosi's notes on his correspondence with Zukofsky and copies of article on Zukofsky.

WRITINGS BY RAKOSI

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16 29 George Oppen, 1975 - 1985. Review of collected poems (notes from), copy of obituary published in J.A.C.O.B.'s Letter, 1985.
16 30 To the Editor, 1990. Article on Conference on American Objectivists in POETRY FLASH, draft; Conference held in Royamont, France, Sept. 1989; published in POETRY FLASH, no. 204, March 1990.

Miscellaneous

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16 52 American Folk Songs and Proverbs.
16 53 Ideas for Poems.
16 54 Journal.
17 1 Journal #2.
17 2 Material for Poems.
17 3 Musical Metaphors.
17 4 Nature.
17 5 Notes, etc.
17 6 Prose. Contains notes on the Objectivists.
17 7 Senator Joseph McCarthy. Source material for poem or prose.
17 8 Unpublished notes #1.
17 9 Unpublished Notes #2.



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