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P.U.L.C. American Poetry Issue Collection

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The collection consists of the original poems and essays composed for the special spring 1994 issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle (Vol. LV, no. 3) celebrating contemporary American poetry, edited by Patricia H. Marks, as well as the related editorial correspondence. Poets represented include John Ashbery, Wendell Berry, Amy Clampitt, James Dickey, Galway Kinnell, James Merrill, W. S. Merwin, Robert Pinsky, Charles Simic, W. D. Snodgrass, Diane Wakoski, and C. K. Williams. The issue coincided with an exhibition and catalog featuring the Leonard L. Milberg Collection of American Poetry. Additionally, there are photographs of 53 of the 70 American poets represented in the Milberg collection, including 26 mounted photographs of some of them taken from the exhibition. Of special interest is a signed, limited broadside of Philip Levine's poem "Llanto."

Box 1 is arranged alphabetically by name of P.U.L.C. contributor; in Box 2, photos are arranged alphabetically by poet name.

Contributors: A.R. Ammons, John Ashbery, Eileen Simpson Baine for Berryman, Wendall Berry, Philip Booth, Joseph Brodsky, Amy Clampitt, Alfred Corn, Robert Creeley, Guy Davenport, Diane di Prima, James Dickey, Edward Dorn, Richard Eberhart, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Giroux, Louise Gluck, Jorie Graham, Emily Grosholz, Barbara Guest, Donald Hall, Daniel Halpern, Michael S. Harper, Robert Hass, Anthony Hecht, John Hollander, Andrew Hudgins, David Ignatow, Donald Justice, Edmund L. Keeley, Robert Kelly, X.J. Kennedy, Galway Kinnell,

Caroline Kitzer, Kenneth Koch, Stanley Kunitz, James Laughlin, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, A. Walton Litz, J.D. McClatchy, William Meredith, James Merrill, W.S. Merwin, Frederick Morgan, Estate of Frank O'Hara, Robert Pinsky, Adrienne Rich, James Richardson, Karl Shapiro, Charles Simic, Louis Simpson, W.D. Snodgrass, Gary Snyder, Robert Spoo, William Stafford, Mark Strand, Rozanne Knudson, Frederick Tibbetts, Diane Wakoski, Theodore R. Weiss, Reed Whittemore, Richard Wilbur, C.K. Williams, and Charles Wright.

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The contents list was copiled by Rafael Abrahams in July 2010

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Princeton University Library Chronicle Vol. 55, No. 3 (Spring 1994), 1993-1994. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Issue devoted to Milberg Poetry Collection Celebration of American Poetry. Lists of poets and poetry, photocopies of Chronicle cover, caselist for Milberg poetry exhibition.

Physical Description

1 folder

Ammons, A.R., undated. 1 folder.
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"Ping Jockeys", 2 copies.

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1 folder

Ashbery, John, undated. 1 folder.
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"Paraph", 2 copies.

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1 folder

Berry, Wendell, undated. 1 folder.
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"From Sabbath, 1991", 3 copies. Sheet with biographical information.

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1 folder

Berryman, John, 1944. 1 folder.
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Photocopies of ALsS from 1944. 2 sheets with biographical information. ALsS from 1992 from Kate Donahue to Richard Ludwig concerning Berryman.

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1 folder

Bishop, Elizabeth, undated. 1 folder.
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4 sheets with biographical information

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1 folder

Booth, Philip, 1993. 1 folder.
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"Hand." 1 LS

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1 folder

Brodky, Joseph, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
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"Constancy, 4 copies. 2 copies of letters about Brodky. Sheet with biographical information.

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1 folder

Clampitt, Amy, 1994. 1 folder.
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"A Silence", 5 copies. Copy of letter.

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1 folder

Corn, Alfred, 1996. 1 folder.
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"Sapphics At A Trot", 2 copies. Copy of letter.

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1 folder

Creeley, Robert, undated. 1 folder.
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"Valentine for Pen", 2 copies.

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1 folder

Davenport, Guy, 1993. 1 folder.
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2 LsS

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1 folder

Dickey, James, 1993. 1 folder.
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"The Drift-Spell", 3 copies. 1 LS

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1 folder

di Prima, Diane, 1993. 1 folder.
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"Rainy Season", 2 copies. 2 LsS Sheet of biographical information. Short memorandum.

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1 folder

Dorn, Edward, 1992. 1 folder.
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"A La Plage de Palobaggia", 3 copies. Copies of letters. Sheet with biographical information.

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1 folder

Ginsberg, Allen, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
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"After Lalon", 3 copies. 3 letters. Sheet with biographical information.

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1 folder

Giroux, Robert, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
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"The Making of 'The Moose'", essay on a poem by Elizabeth Bishop and containing a copy of the poem, 2 copies. 1 LS, 1 ALsS

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1 folder

Gluck, Louise, 1993. 1 folder.
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"Parable of the Hostages", "Parable of the Trellis", "Parable of the Renunion", "Parable of Unspoken Love", and "Parable of the Loom", 2 copies of each.2 letters, memorandum, sheet with biographical information.

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1 folder

Graham, Jorie, undated. 1 folder.
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"In The Hotel", 2 copies. Memorandum.

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1 folder

Grosholz, Emily, 1992-1994. 1 folder.
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"Poetry and Science in America", 2 editions with attached LsS "A Bouquet for Buffalo", 3 copies, one autographed. Several ALsS, LsS, and copies of letters.

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1 folder

Guest, Barbara, 1995. 1 folder.
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"If So", 2 copies. 1 LS

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1 folder

Hall, Donald, 1993. 1 folder.
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"The Wild", 4 copies. 4 LsS

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1 folder

Halpern, Daniel, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
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"Late", 3 copies. 1 ALS, 1 LS, 1 copied letter.

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1 folder

Harper, Michael S, 1993. 1 folder.
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"My Father's Face", 3 copies. 1 LS

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1 folder

Hass, Robert, 1993. 1 folder.
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"Men Looking At Women and Thinking About Light", copied letters.

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1 folder

Hollander, John, 1993. 1 folder.
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"Fancying Things Up", 2 copies. 1 ALS, 1 typed letter.

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1 folder

Hudgins, Andrew, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

"Fireflies After Twilight"

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1 folder

Ignatew, David, 1993-1994. 1 folder.
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"Farewell", "An Apology." 3 LsS

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1 folder

Jarrell, Randall, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Sheet with biographical information

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1 folder

Justice, Donald, 1993-1995. 1 folder.
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"Orpheus in Hell", 2 copies. Some letters.

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1 folder

Kelly, Robert, undated. 1 folder.
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"In Vexation, Think of London", 2 copies. 4 sheets with biographical information.

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1 folder

Kennedy, X.J., 1993. 1 folder.
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"A Mobile", 2 copies. 2 LsS Sheet with biographical information.

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1 folder

Kinnell, Galway, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
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"The Road Across Skye", 6 copies. Several ALsS and copied letters.

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1 folder

Kizer, Carolyn, 1993. 1 folder.
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"On a Line from Valery", 2 copies. Some letters and a postcard.

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1 folder

Koch, Kenneth, undated. 1 folder.
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"No One Else", 4 copies

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1 folder

Kumin, Maxine, 1994. 1 folder.
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Letter concerning the reprinting of "Night Launch" in Grosholz's "Poetry and Science in America", and a form from David R. Godine, Publisher, Incorporated concerning the reprinting of the poem "Cascade Experience" from Alice Fulton's book, Powers of Congress in the Grosholz essay.

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1 folder

Kunitz, Stanley, 1993. 1 folder.
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"Speaking of Poetry", 6 copies. 1 photocopied ALS

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1 folder

Laughlin, James, 1993. 1 folder.
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"The Pursued", "Augustine", "Daphne", "The Older Girl", "The Ancestors", "Origins." 1 photocopied LsS

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1 folder

Leverton, Denise, 1993. 1 folder.
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"A Blessing", 2 copies. 3 ALsS, 1 photocopied ALS. Sheet with biographical information.

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1 folder

Levine, Philip, 1991-1993. 1 folder.
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"Llanto", 4 copies. 1 LS

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1 folder

McClatchy, J.D., 1993. 1 folder.
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"On Temptation", 4 copies. 2 LsS, 1 copied letter.

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1 folder

Meredith, William, 1994. 1 folder.
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"Grace", 5 copies. Untitled poem or part of poem. 1 LS

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1 folder

Merrill, James, 1992. 1 folder.
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"My Father's Irish Setters", 2 copies. Some copied letters

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1 folder

Merwin, W.S., 1992-1993. 1 folder.
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"The Luck of it", some letters.

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1 folder

Milberg, Leonard, undated. 1 folder.
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3 copies of an essay on American poetry

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1 folder

Morgan, Frederick, 1993-1994. 1 folder.
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"August", 3 copies. Some letters.

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1 folder

O'Hara, Frank, 1993. 1 folder.
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4 sheets with biographical information. Letter concerning exhibition of O'Hara's poetry.

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1 folder

Pinsky, Robert, 1993. 1 folder.
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Translation of Dante's "Inferno", Canto III, 2 copies. 2 copies of letter.

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1 folder

Pritchard, William, 1993. 1 folder.
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Letter declining invitation to write essay on three modern poets for the library chronicle

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1 folder

Rich, Adrienne, 1993. 1 folder.
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"Revolution in Permanence", 2 copies. 1 copied letter. Sheet with biographical information.

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1 folder

Richardson, James, 1993. 1 folder.
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"Milkweed, Among Other Things", 2 copies. 1 ALS, 1 LS, 1 copied letter.

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1 folder

Ritsos, Yannis, 1993. 1 folder.
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"The Last Summer", originally written in 1989 and translated by Edmund Keeley, 3 copies. Attached letter.

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1 folder

Roethke, Theodore, undated. 1 folder.
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2 sheets with biographical information.

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1 folder

Sexton, Anne, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Sheet with biographical information

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1 folder

Shiptaw, John, 1993. 1 folder.
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"Reading in a Language Poem", 2 copies. Letter concerning withdrawal of article and containing returned check.

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1 folder

Simic, Charles, 1993. 1 folder.
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"On the Road to Cythera", 3 copies. 1 ALS Sheet with biographical information.

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1 folder

Simpson, Eileen, 1993. 1 folder.
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"Poets in Princeton", 3 copies. 2 LsS

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1 folder

Simpson, Louis, 1993. 1 folder.
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"County", "Summer Night Variations." 2 letters.

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1 folder

Skemer, Don C, undated. 1 folder.
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"Confessions of a Poet as Literary Editor: The John Lehmann Diaries"

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1 folder

Snodgrass, W.D., 1993. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

"Traudl Junge", 4 copies. "In Flower", 3 copies. Several letter. Sheet with biographical information.

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1 folder

Snyder, Gavy, 1993. 1 folder.
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"Ravyns Fly East", originally written in 1990, 4 copies. "Goose Calls Awake." Letters and biographical information.

Physical Description

1 folder

Spoo, Robert E, 1993-1994. 1 folder.
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Floppy disk marked "The Making of Modern American Poetry: Four Aspects." 3 LsS

Physical Description

1 folder

Stafford, William, 1993. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

"Through Air, Through Glass", 2 copies. Newspaper clipping of obituary. Sheet with biographical information.

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1 folder

Strand, Mark, 1993. 1 folder.
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"U is for Utah", "T is for tedium", "F is for fashion", "E is for endings." Some letters, biographical information.

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1 folder

Swenson, May, 1993. 1 folder.
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"Feeling Sorry", 2 copies. Letter.

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1 folder

Vendler, Helen, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

"A Reviewer's Beginnings"

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1 folder

Wakosky, Diane, 1993. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

"The New Moon, A Scar", 4 copies. Letter, biographical information.

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1 folder

Weiss, Theodore, 1993. 1 folder.
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"Encore", 6 copies. 1 ALS Biographical information.

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1 folder

Whittemore, Reed, 1993. 1 folder.
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"The Mole and the Person", 4 copies; "Job's Impiety"; "The Collection"; "The Gland." Copied letter.

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1 folder

Wilbur, Richard, 1993. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

"The Prologue to Moliere's 'Amphitryon'", 2 copies. 1 letter.

Physical Description

1 folder

Williams, C.K., 1993. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

"Dominion: Depression", a number of editions with LsS

Physical Description

1 folder

Woolmer, J. Howard, 1992-1993. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Floppy disk, a number of letters

Physical Description

1 folder

Wright, Charles, 1993. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

"3 January 1993", 2 copies. 1 LS

Physical Description

1 folder

Princeton University Library Chronicle Vol. 55, No. 3 (Spring 1994), 1994. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed book.

Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs, 1994. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Large black and white photographs of poets, and photographs from exhibit's opening ceremony by photographer Randall Hagadorn. Some negatives.

Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs, 1994. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Stack of large black and white photographs of poets in cardboard frames.

Physical Description

1 box

Print, Suggest