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Thomas Lask papers


Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

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.

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Justin A. Bortnick
Finding Aid Date
2014 May 13
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A: Poetry and correspondence, 1943-1974.
Box 1 Folder 1
Academy of American Poets: Printed material and manuscript of Karen Snow's Wonders, 1967-1976.
Box 1 Folder 2
American Poetry Society: Correspondence and initial issue, 1972.
Box 1 Folder 3
Barnes, Keith-Brand, William: Poetry and correspondence, 1935-1975.
Box 1 Folder 4
Brodsky, Joseph: Correspondence, 1972.
Box 1 Folder 5
Brodsky, Joseph: Notes and printed material, 1972.
Box 1 Folder 6
Brodsky, Joseph: Manuscript of Penguin "Selected Poems", 1972.
Box 1 Folder 7
Brooks, Gwendolyn-Burr, Gray: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1972.
Box 1 Folder 8
C: Poetry and correspondence, 1960-1978, undated.
Box 1 Folder 9
D: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1972, undated.
Box 1 Folder 10
E-Emanuel: Poetry and correspondence, 1963-1979.
Box 1 Folder 11
Engle, Paul: Correspondence, 1977-1979.
Box 1 Folder 12
Engle, Paul: Printed material, 1977, undated.
Box 1 Folder 13
Enright: Poetry and correspondence, 1969, undated.
Box 1 Folder 14
F: Poetry and correspondence, 1962-1977, undated.
Box 1 Folder 15
G: Poetry and correspondence, 1958-1974.
Box 1 Folder 16
H: Poetry and correspondence, 1945-1978, undated.
Box 2 Folder 1
I-J: Poetry and correspondence, 1963-1978, undated.
Box 2 Folder 2
Kantor, MacKinlay-Kinnell, Galway: Poetry and correspondence, 1957-1971.
Box 2 Folder 3
Kim Chi-Ha: Manuscripts, 1975.
Box 2 Folder 4
Kinsella, Thomas-Kramer, Lotte: Poetry and correspondence, 1963-1976.
Box 2 Folder 5
Lask, Thomas: Publications, 1967-1968.
Box 2 Folder 6
L: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1972.
Box 2 Folder 7
Lyrebird Press: Correspondence and printed material, 1971-1972.
Box 2 Folder 8
Mac: Poetry and correspondence, 1963-1970.
Box 2 Folder 9
Mao, Zedong-Mitchell, Jeffrey: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1979.
Box 2 Folder 10
Monahan, J. Edith: Correspondence, 1927-1934, undated.
Box 2 Folder 11
Montague, John-Murray, George: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1977.
Box 2 Folder 12
Morgan, Frederick: Printed work, undated.
Drawer 50
N: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1972.
Box 2 Folder 13
New York Quarterly: Poetry and correspondence, 1970-1980, undated.
Box 2 Folder 14
O: Poetry and correspondence, 1965-1971.
Box 2 Folder 15
Pack, Robert-Pastan, Linda: Poetry and correspondence, 1964-1975.
Box 2 Folder 16
Pauker, John: Printed material, 1972-1973.
Box 2 Folder 17
Perlberg, Marc-Pound, Ezra: Poetry and correspondence, 1964-1973.
Box 2 Folder 18
Raffel, Burton-Ritchie, Elisavietta: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1975.
Box 2 Folder 19
Reznikoff, Charles: Photographs (includes photographs of unidentified families, children and individuals).
Box 5 Folder 1-7
Robinson, Edwin Arlington: Publications, 1927-1936.
Box 3 Folder 1
Robinson, Edwin Arlington: Photocopied correspondence, 1920-1988.
Box 3 Folder 2
Robinson-Rutlodge: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1979.
Box 3 Folder 3
Saffer, Jay-Smith, William Jay: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1979.
Box 3 Folder 4
Snodgrass, H.W.-Syrkin-Marie: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1979.
Box 3 Folder 5
Taller, David: Poetry and correspondence, 1969.
Box 3 Folder 6
Tambimuttu (Poetry London): Correspondence, 1964-1979.
Box 3 Folder 7
Tate, Allen-Tucker, Martin: Poetry and correspondence, 1967-1968, undated.
Box 3 Folder 8
Updike, John-Vierick, Peter: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1967.
Box 3 Folder 9
Vierick, Peter: Printed material, 1967-1968, undated.
Box 3 Folder 10-11
Vincent, Stephen-Voznesensky, Andrei: Poetry and correspondence, 1971-1976.
Box 3 Folder 12
Wagner, Charles-Weil, James L.: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1973.
Box 4 Folder 1
Wesleyan University Press: Correspondence, printed material and manuscript, 1959-1967.
Box 4 Folder 2
Wheelock, John Hall-Witt, Harold: Poetry and correspondence, 1953-1973.
Box 4 Folder 3
The Jargon Society: Printed material, 1963-1983.
Box 4 Folder 4
Williams, Jonathan: Publications, 1960-1980.
Box 4 Folder 5-6
Williams, Jonathan: Correspondence and printed material, 1958-1987.
Box 4 Folder 7-9
Williams, Miller-Wright, Keith: Poetry and correspondence, 1938-1972.
Box 4 Folder 10
X, Y, Z: Poetry and correspondence, 1963-1972.
Box 4 Folder 11
Unidentified correspondence, undated.
Box 4 Folder 12

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