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Thomas Lask was the poetry editor at the New York Times.
This collection consists of personal correspondence addressed to Lask and other individuals at the New York Times, as well as publications, printed material, photographs, plays, sheet music, letters and news clippings that Lask saved. Letters from notable individuals include Margaret Atwood, Allan Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, John Updike and William Carlos Williams. Lask collected a substantial amount of work by Jonathan Williams and The Jargon Society. The collection also contains a significant group of materials regarding Charles Reznikoff. This collection is arranged alphabeticaly by correspondent or author of works collected by Lask.
Posthumous gift of Thomas Lask, delivered by Lask's daughters and wife, 1994. Charles Resnikoff material is a gift of Ellen, Martha and Shirley Lask, 1994.
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