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Robert A. Wilson W. H. Auden collection


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The American bibliographer, bookseller, and collector Robert A. Wilson was born in 1922. As the third proprietor of the Phoenix Book Shop in New York City, Wilson provided both encouragement and financial support to many writers. Wilson bought the Phoenix Book Shop in March 1962, which he maintained at 18 Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village until 1975, when he moved the shop around the corner to 22 Jones Street, finally closing its doors in mid-October 1988.

The Phoenix Book Shop was known for its selection of books by the avant-garde and contemporary writers of the 1950s and 1960s, stocking works by Edward Albee, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Michael McClure. Wilson's shop also specialized in modern first editions and literary manuscripts of writers such as W. H. Auden, Marianne Moore, Laura Riding, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and Dylan Thomas.

Through the bookshop, Wilson published the work of many notable writers, including Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore, W. H. Auden, Allen Ginsberg, Elizabeth Bishop, and Richard Wilbur. During his twenty-six year tenure as the proprietor of the Phoenix, Wilson oversaw the publication of no less than forty-three volumes. Wilson himself was the author of bibliographies of Gregory Corso (1966), Denise Levertov (1972), and Gertrude Stein (1974, revised 1994), and works on the book trade and book collecting, such as

Faulkner on Fire Island (1979) and Modern Book Collecting (1980), The Phoenix Book Shop: a Nest of Memories (1997), and Seeing Shelley Plain (2001).

Robert A Wilson biographical note taken from Robert A. Wilson collection, University of Delaware Library.

Robert A. Wilson collection | Manuscript and Archival Collection Finding Aids. Accessed December 10, 2021:

The Robert A. Wilson W. H. Auden collection comprises Wilson's collected materials created by and related to W. H. Auden. The collection includes manuscript and typescript drafts, proofs, and published versions of Auden's poetry, translations, prose, and dramatic works; programs and promotional ephemera for Auden's readings and events as well as other performances related to the writer; audiovisual recordings of Auden's works; Wilson's and Auden's correspondence with each other and others; Auden's personal ephemera and realia; photographs by and of Auden; critical writings about Auden and catalogs of Audenia; and Chester Kallman's personal papers. Accompanying many of the items in the collection are Wilson's handwritten notes containing related historical and contextual information.

The collection is arranged into six series: I. Works; II. Correspondence; III. Ephemera and realia; IV. Photographs; V. Writings about Auden; and VI. Chester Kallman papers. Each series is arranged chronologically.

Series I., Works, contains Auden's written and recorded works and promotional ephemera for readings and events. Throughout the series, many of the draft and proof materials are corrected in Auden's own hand. The series is arranged into six subseries:

Series I.A., Poetry, contains manuscript, typescript, galley and page proof, and printed versions of Auden's poems.

Series I.B., Translations, contains drafts, typescripts, and proofs of Auden's translations of poems and plays.

Series I.C., Prose, contains typescript, proof, and published versions of Auden's speeches, essays, and editorials. These prose writings are chiefly literary criticism, including writing on poets such as T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, and Louise Bogan.

Series I.D., Performing arts, contains draft manuscripts and typescripts, as well as photocopies and published versions, of Auden's dramatic works in film, theater, and opera. Included are stage production, film, and radio scripts, and untitled libretto draft pages.

Series I.E., Readings, events, and performances, contains programs, fliers, promotional materials, and ephemera related to the writer's speaking engagements, performances and discussions of his work, and other events that Auden took part in as well as those that celebrated the writer during his lifetime or posthumously.

Series I.F., Recordings and media, contains audio recordings of Auden reading his poetry, adaptations of his works written for stage, and interviews with the writer. Also included is a video recording of

Music for Films, composed by Benjamin Britten with scripts by Auden.

Series II., Correspondence, comprises Robert A. Wilson's correspondence with Auden; letters to Wilson regarding his Auden collection; letters from Chester Kallman to Auden; and letters from Auden to his secretary and brief romantic partner Rhoda Jaffe, Chester Kallman, and others.

Series III., Ephemera and realia, comprises miscellaneous material related to Auden's personal, social, financial, and professional activities. Items of note include a 1971 notebook of Auden's engagements, a 1948 exam he administered while teaching; and a 1971 invitation to receive an honorary degree from Oxford.

Series IV., Photographs, contains photographs of Auden vacationing in Ischia, Italy, circa 1952; commercial photographs of Auden; and Wilson's later photographs of Auden's homes at St. Marks Place and Fire Island, New York. The series also includes one photo-postcard with an image attributed to Auden by Wilson, who noted, "Only extant photo by Auden in Iceland."

Series V., Writings about Auden, contains reviews, tributes, and critical writings about Auden and his work in various literary and cultural magazines. The series also contains clippings about Auden including numerous posthumous homages to the writer, as well as bookseller catalogs advertising works by Auden.

Series VI., Chester Kallman papers, contains a small amount of Kallman's correspondence, photographs, and manuscript and proof copies of his writings, as well as his 1953 passport.

W. H. Auden (1907-1973) was an English and American poet, translator, librettist, playwright, and essayist. Auden is best known for his stylized and technical Modernist poetry which engaged a variety of political, social, cultural, psychological, and religious themes. Auden is also known for his collaborations with Anglo-American writer Christopher Isherwood on several dramatic works and for his original and translated opera librettos in collaboration with American poet and librettist Chester Kallman.

Wystan Hugh Auden was born on February 21, 1907, in York, England. He attended St. Edmund's School in Surrey and later Gresham's School in Holt. As a young man, he began writing poetry in the style of poets he admired such as William Wordsworth, Walter de la Mare, W. H. Davies, George Russell, Emily Dickinson, A. E. Housman, and Robert Frost, among others.

In October 1925, Auden began studying at Christ Church at the University of Oxford. Around this time, his poetry began to shift from a lyrical style to a modern approach akin to T. S. Eliot's, who Auden had recently discovered. At Christ Church, Auden made close friendships with poets and literary enthusiasts Christopher Isherwood, Cecil Day-Lewis, Louis MacNeice, and Stephen Spender. Auden and Isherwood would become frequent collaborators, as well as intermittent romantic partners, over the course of their acquaintance.

A short run of Auden's first book of poetry, the small volume

Poems, was printed by Stephen Spender in 1928. Auden later revised Poems, and in 1930 it was published by Faber and Faber, at the time under the direction of T. S. Eliot.

After completing his degree at Christ Church in 1928, Auden became briefly engaged to a Birmingham woman, Sheilah Richardson, but after travelling to Berlin for a year to study with English anthropologist John Layard, Auden broke his engagement. In Berlin, Auden wrote his first dramatic work,

Paid on Both Sides, which was published in Eliot's The Criterion magazine in 1930. Paid on Both Sides was also included in the 1930 Poems revision along with new poems by Auden.

In the early 1930s, Auden taught at private schools in England, continued to develop his verse, and wrote a series of dramatic works, some in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood. In 1935, Auden married lesbian writer, actress, and correspondent Erika Mann so that she would gain British citizenship after the Nazi regime denied her citizenship rights in her native Germany. He maintained periodic contact with Mann and the two remained married until Mann's death in 1969. With Isherwood, he wrote the play

The Ascent of F6 in Portugal in 1936, and spent time writing Iceland before briefly volunteering for the Spanish Republic during the Spanish Civil War in 1937. In 1938, he and Isherwood travelled to China on commission by Faber and Faber, and the two worked on their resulting book Journey to a War in Brussels later that year.

In 1939, Auden and Isherwood left England for New York. A few months after arriving, Auden met and fell in love with American poet and librettist Chester Kallman and decided to remain in the United States. Soon after, Auden and Kallman entered a romantic relationship which ultimately ended, but the two remained close friends, collaborators, and companions until Auden's death in 1973. Notably, they collaborated on the libretto for

The Rake's Progress (1951), an opera by Igor Stravinsky.

After moving to New York, Auden taught at several American universities, including the New School for Social Research. In 1948, Auden received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his poetic work

The Age of Anxiety. From 1954-1973, he served as a chancellor of the Academy of American poets.

In 1968, Auden's

Two Songs was published by Phoenix Book Shop, run by Robert A. Wilson. Auden decided to leave New York for Oxford in 1972, with no plans to return, and Wilson was gifted a significant amount of Auden's New York personal library and papers. Auden died in Vienna in 1973. His estate was left to Chester Kallman who gifted Auden's remaining personal papers to the New York Public Library shortly before his own passing in 1975.

"Wystan Hugh Auden." Encyclopedia of World Biography Online, Gale, 1998. Gale In Context: Biography | Accessed December 17, 2021: Accessed 17 Dec. 2021. Mendelson, Edward. "Auden, Wystan Hugh (1907–1973), poet and writer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sep. 2004 | Accessed December 17, 2021: Additional biographical information derived from the collection.

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Collection Inventory

"Refugee Blues" sheet music page, 1939.
Box 1 Folder F1
Scope and Contents

Auden's poem set to music by Elisabeth Lutyens.

"Fleet Visit" typescript, 1951.
Box 1 Folder F2
"Dichtung and Wahrheit (An Unwritten Poem)" in Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. 2d ser. no. 11. New York: The Spiral Press, 1961.
Box 1 Folder F3
"Glad" typescript, 1965.
Box 1 Folder F4
Scope and Contents

This folder also contains a photo of the subject of the poem, Hugo.

"Journal: Posthumous Entries" corrected typescript, circa 1965.
Box 1 Folder F5
Two Songs corrected galley proof, 1968.
Box 1 Folder F6
"A Mosaic for Marianne Moore" in Wilson Library Bulletin vol. 43, no. 7. New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1969.
Box 1 Folder F7
Epistle to a Godson revised page proofs, circa 1972.
Box 1 Folder F8
"The Body's Complaint to the Soul" corrected typescripts, undated.
Box 1 Folder F9
"The History of Truth" typescript, undated.
Box 1 Folder F10
"The Monk and His Pet Cat" and "The Hermit" corrected typescripts, circa 1953.
Box 1 Folder F11
Scope and Contents

Translations of Irish monastic poems.

Autumn in Sigulda galley proof page, circa 1961.
Oversize Folder 2 Folder F1
Scope and Contents

Translation of poem by Andrei Voznesensky.

"Archifanfaro" draft , circa 1962.
Box 1 Folder F12
Scope and Contents

Translation of play by Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni.

"Archifanfaro" corrected draft, circa 1962.
Box 1 Folder F13
Scope and Contents

Translation of play by Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni.

"My Achilles Heart" in Newsweek magazine, tearsheet, 1966.
Box 1 Folder F14
Scope and Contents

Auden translation, also includes text on Voznesensky.

"The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" corrected typescript page, circa 1972.
Box 1 Folder F15
"The Seven Deadly Sins" proof, undated.
Box 1 Folder F16
"The Seven Deadly Sins" corrected draft, undated.
Box 1 Folder F17
"Pjesme u očima djece (Poems in a child's eyes)" corrected draft, undated.
Box 1 Folder F18
Scope and Contents

Draft of translated Croatian children's poems, later published with Branko Brusar. Poems originally by Ana Kulušić.

"Some Notes on Libretto Translation" corrected typescript, undated.
Box 1 Folder F19
Photocopied pages from Ancient Irish Poetry. London: Constable & Company Ltd., 1913, with notes in Auden's hand, undated.
Box 1 Folder F20
Transcript of "Nature, History and Poetry," a lecture delivered at Swarthmore College, 1950.
Box 1 Folder F21
"The Fall of Rome" essay typescript, circa 1951.
Box 1 Folder F22
"T.S. Elliot So Far" in The Griffin, vol. 2, no.3. New York: The Reader's Subscription Inc., 1953.
Box 1 Folder F23
"Einige Gedanken über die Oper (Some Thoughts on the Opera)" in Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt am Main Oper, 1955-1956.
Box 1 Folder F24
"Jameschoice for January" in The Griffin vol. 5, no. 1. New York: The Reader's Subscription Inc., 1956.
Box 1 Folder F25
"Reflections upon reading Werner Jaeger's Paideia" in The Griffin, vol. 7, no. 3. New York: The Reader's Subscription Inc. galley proof page, 1958.
Box 1 Folder F26
Proof copy of A Choice of de la Mare's Verse. Selected with an introduction by W. H. Auden. London: Faber & Faber, 1963.
Box 1 Folder F27
Words and the Word . London: St Mary's Bourne Street, 1965, corrected typescript, circa 1965.
Box 1 Folder F28
Words and the Word . London: St Mary's Bourne Street, 1986, photocopies, circa 1986.
Box 1 Folder F29
"A Tribute: Broadcast 4 January 1965" in Homage to T. S. Elliot: A Programme of Poetry, Drama, and Music, 1965.
Box 1 Folder F30
Transcript of German radio talk, "Auden on Kafka" , 1966.
Box 1 Folder F31
Proof copy of The Golden Key. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, circa 1967.
Box 1 Folder F32
"Louise Bogan" commemorative tribute in Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. 2d ser. no. 21. New York: The Spiral Press, 1971.
Box 1 Folder F33
"Miss Marianne Moore: A Tribute" typescript, circa 1972.
Box 1 Folder F34
"Marianne Moore" commemorative tribute in Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. 2d ser. no. 21. New York: The Spiral Press , 1973.
Box 1 Folder F35
"Tragedy as an artistic genre" corrected typescript, undated.
Box 1 Folder F36
"Auden on Goethe" promotional mailer for J.W. von Goethe's Elective Affinities, undated.
Box 1 Folder F37
Untitled typescript pages, undated.
Box 1 Folder F38
"Paid on Both Sides" in Criterion vol 9, no. 35. London: Faber & Faber, Ltd., 1930.
Box 1 Folder F39
The Age of Anxiety manuscript page draft and production script , circa 1947.
Box 1 Folder F40
The Age of Anxiety notebook, circa 1947.
Box 1 Folder F41
Scope and Contents

Notebook used by Auden featuring a draft of

The Age of Anxiety, as well as grocery lists.
The Rake's Progress manuscript and corrected typescript pages, circa 1951.
Box 1 Folder F42
For the Time Being, A Christmas Oratorio radio broadcast script, 1952.
Box 1 Folder F43
"Delia or A Masque of Night" scripts, 1953.
Box 1 Folder F44
"Elegy for Young Lovers" corrected typescript pages, circa 1956.
Box 1 Folder F45
"Runner," film script pages, 1962.
Box 1 Folder F46
"Love's Labour's Lost," script copies, circa 1973.
Box 1 Folder F47
Scope and Contents

A comedy set to music by Nicolas Nabokov with libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman after Shakespeare's play.

Title page photocopies from Auden and Isherwood's The Ascent of F6: a tragedy in two acts. New York: Random House, circa 2003.
Box 1 Folder F48
Untitled libretto draft pages, undated.
Box 1 Folder F49
Programs for For the Time Being, A Christmas Oratorio at Carnegie Hall, 1959.
Box 1 Folder F50
Program for Don Quixote at New York City Ballet, 1965.
Box 1 Folder F51
Commemoration program for Westminster Abbey, 900th anniversary year, 1966.
Box 1 Folder F52
Program for The Sea and Mirror and The Tempest at Oxford Playhouse, 1967.
Box 1 Folder F53
Program for "The Ballad of Barnaby" at St. Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, Scotland, 1969.
Box 1 Folder F54
Poster for "The Ballad of Barnaby" at St. Mary's Parish Church, Haddington, Scotland, 1969.
Oversize Folder 1 Folder F1
Program for "The International Poetry Forum presents W. H. Auden", 1969.
Box 1 Folder F55
Program and ephemera for "The Poetry Book Society presents Poetry International", 1969-1974.
Box 1 Folder F56
Program for United Nations Day, 1971 October 24.
Box 1 Folder F57
Scope and Contents

Auden's program for United Nations Day ceremonies where his "Hymn to the United Nations" was performed.

General Auden event ephemera, 1971.
Box 1 Folder F58
Event ephemera for The Globe Playhouse Trust Ltd., Shakespeare event, 1972.
Box 1 Folder F59
Flier for "Homage to W. H. Auden presented by the Smithsonian Resident Associates program", 1973.
Box 1 Folder F60
Program and ephemera for Redcliffe Concerts of British Music, tenth anniversary season, 1974.
Box 1 Folder F61
Scope and Contents

Ephemera related to a performance of Auden and Kallman's libretto,

The Entertainment of the Senses, with music by John Gardner.
Program for "Versions of W. H. Auden" at Mermaid Poetry with speakers Edward Mendelson and John Fuller, 1974.
Box 1 Folder F62
Program for The Bassarids at the English National Opera, 1974-1975.
Box 1 Folder F63
Scope and Contents

Performance of a libretto by Auden and Kallman.

Event ephemera and photographs for Auden exhibition at Grolier Club, curated by Robert A. Wilson, 1977.
Box 1 Folder F64
Program for The Play of Daniel/The Play of Herod at Washington Cathedral, Mount Saint Alban, 1977.
Box 1 Folder F65
Flier for Auden event at Rowfant Club, 1980.
Box 1 Folder F66
Program and ephemera for Paid on Both Sides at Eye and Ear Theater, 1983.
Box 1 Folder F67
Program for "A Tribute to W. H. Auden" at the Solomon R. Guggenheim auditorium, 1983.
Box 1 Folder F68
Event ephemera for The Poetry Society of America's "W.H. Auden Centennial Celebration", 2007.
Box 1 Folder F69
Promotional materials for Letter to Lord Byron, a performance of Auden's comic poem directed by Michael Kustow, undated.
Box 1 Folder F70
Frankenberg, Lloyd (editor), Pleasure Dome: An Audible Anthology of Modern Poetry Read by its Creators. Columbia Masterworks, 1949, LP phonograph record, 1949.
Box PHO 4 Item 0982_pho_0001
Stravinsky, Igor (composer), The Rake's Progress (Auden-Kallman), A Metropolitan Opera Production. Columbia Masterworks, 1953, LP phonograph record, 1953.
Box PHO 4 Item 0982_pho_0002-0982_pho_0004
Stravinsky, Igor (composer), The Rake's Progress (Auden-Kallman), A Metropolitan Opera Production. Columbia Masterworks, 1953, sleeve and liner notes, 1953.
Box 3 Folder F1
Greenberg, Noah (director), The Play of Daniel: A Twelfth Century Musical Drama as Presented at the Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York Pro Musica/ Hi-Fi Decca Records, circa 1958, LP phonograph record, circa 1958.
Box PHO 4 Item 0982_pho_0005
Berkeley, Lennox (composer), Lennox Berkeley: Four Poems of St. Teresa/Three Greek Songs/Five Poems by W. H. Auden, with Pamela Bowden (contralto), the Collegium Musicum Londinii, Thomas Hemsley (baritone), Ernest Lush (piano). E.M.I Records Ltd., 1960, LP phonograph record, 1960.
Box PHO 4 Item 0982_pho_0006
Voznesensky, Andrei (poet), Antiworlds: the Poetry of Andrei Voznesensky, Read by the Poet in Russian and in Their English Translations by W. H. Auden, Stanley Kunitz, William Jay Smith, and Richard Wilbur. Columbia Masterworks, circa 1966, LP phonograph record, circa 1966.
Box PHO 4 Folder 0982_pho_0007
Auden. W.H. (poet), Spoken Arts Presents an ARGO Recording: W. H. Auden Reads a Selection of His Poems, Spoken Arts, Inc., circa 1970, LP phonograph record, circa 1970.
Box PHO 4 Folder 0982_pho_0008
Auden, W.H. (poet), W. H. Auden Reading His Poems. Caedmon publishers, circa 1970, LP phonograph record, circa 1970.
Box PHO 4 Item 0982_pho_0009
Auden, W. H. (poet), WNYC New York public radio, and The Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y, The Poet's Voice: W. H. Auden. WNYC recordings, circa 1970, audiocassettes, circa 1970.
Box CSS 3 Item 0982_css_0001-0982_css_0002
Stravinsky, Igor (composer), The Rake's Progress, with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Gregg Smith singers, conducted by Robert Craft, libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman. Music Makers Classics, 1994, compact disc, 1994.
Box OPT 2 Item 0982_cds_0001-0982_cds_0002
Britten, Benjamin, (composer) with Lennox Berkeley (composer), Settings of poems by W. H. Auden. Collins Classics, 1998, compact disc, 1998.
Box OPT 2 Folder 0982_cds_0003
Benjamin Britten (composer), Music for Films, with Scripts by W. H. Auden, VHS, undated.
Box VHS 4 Item 0982_vhs_0001

Wilson correspondence with Auden, circa 1965-1971.
Box 1 Folder F71
Letters to Wilson regarding Auden and collection, 1976-2000.
Box 1 Folder F72
Letters to Wilson regarding Auden and collection--Kallman estate lawsuit, 1980.
Box 1 Folder F73
"Protestant Mysticism" book contract, 1962.
Box 1 Folder F74
Episcopal Church, Standing Liturgical Commission, 1969.
Box 1 Folder F75
Letters from Chester Kallman to W. H. Auden, circa 1943.
Box 1 Folder F76
Letters from W. H. Auden to Chester Kallman, circa 1943-1948.
Box 1 Folder F77
Letters from W. H. Auden to Rhoda Jaffe, circa 1946-1949.
Box 1 Folder F78
Letters from W. H. Auden--General, circa 1943-1947.
Box 1 Folder F79
Letters to W. H. Auden--General, circa 1949-1972.
Box 1 Folder F80

St. Edmund's School Chronicle photocopies, undated.
Box 2 Folder F1
Financial ephemera, 1947-1972.
Box 2 Folder F2
Scope and Contents

Auden's checks and money orders.

Exam, 1948.
Box 2 Folder F3
Scope and Contents

Blank final exam for a course Auden taught at New School for Social Research.

Theater ephemera, 1962, undated.
Box 2 Folder F4
New York phone directory tearsheets, 1970.
Box 2 Folder F5
Scope and Contents

Phone directory pages that include Auden's information.

Engagements notebook, 1971.
Box 2 Folder F6
Scope and Contents

Small leatherbound notebook, nearly blank, with few notes in Auden's hand.

Invitation for Oxford honorary degree convocation, 1971.
Box 2 Folder F7
Crossword puzzles, 1972.
Box 2 Folder F8
Scope and Contents

Puzzles worked on by Auden.

Poetry anthology tearsheets, undated.
Box 2 Folder F9
Scope and Contents

Pages torn from various poetry anthologies with notes in Auden's hand.

Anagrams, undated.
Box 2 Folder F10
Scope and Contents

Anagrams in Auden's hand.

Auden notes and clippings, undated.
Box 2 Folder F11
Auden notes and clippings, undated.
Oversize Folder 1 Folder F4

Photo-postcard taken by Auden in Iceland, circa 1936.
Box 2 Folder F12
Auden in Ischia, Italy, circa 1952.
Box 2 Folder F13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains nudity.

Auden's home at St. Mark's Place, undated.
Box 2 Folder F14
Auden's home on Fire Island, undated.
Box 2 Folder F15
Photos of Auden, undated.
Box 2 Folder F16
Lilli Elde photo book of Auden portraits, undated.
Box 2 Folder F17
Commercial images of Auden--Photos, postcards, and printed ephemera, undated.
Box 2 Folder F18

New Verse, nos. 26-27, 1937 November.
Box 2 Folder F19
Cross, Joan, C.B.E., "The Magic Flute: Auden v. Dent" in Tempo no. 46. London: Boosey & Hawkes Ltd., 1958.
Box 2 Folder F20
"For The Time Being," reviews of the Christmas oratorio, in German, 1963.
Box 2 Folder F21
"A Tribute to: Wystan Hugh Auden on His Sixtieth Birthday" in Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review, vol. 18, no. 2. Lexington: Shenandoah, 1967.
Box 2 Folder F22
Fuller, John, "Early Auden: An Allegory of Love" in The Review: Thirties--A Special Number nos. 11-12. Oxford: The Review, circa 1968.
Box 2 Folder F23
Schott, Webster, "Autumn for the Age of Anxiety" in LIFE vol. 68, no. 3. Chicago: LIFE Inc., 1970.
Oversize Folder 1 Folder F2
Creator unknown, An Auden Primer, artist book of collages, circa 1970.
Box 2 Folder F24
Duffy, Martha, "Poet Auden Joins the Artistic Emigration" in LIFE vol. 72, no. 17, Chicago: LIFE Inc., 1972.
Box 2 Folder F25
Foote, Timothy, "Auden: The Sage of Anxiety" in Time October 8, 1973. Chicago: Time Inc., 1973.
Box 2 Folder F26
Porter, Andrew, "Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress" in Stagebill vol. 1, no. 6. Washington/Chicago: B&B Enterprises, Inc., 1973.
Box 2 Folder F27
Scope and Contents

Auden's copy.

Ansen, Alan, "The Table Talk of W. H. Auden" in Ontario Review no. 30. Princeton: The Ontario Review Press, 1989.
Box 2 Folder F28
James, Clive, "What Happened to Auden?" in The New Yorker November 2, 1992., 1992.
Box 2 Folder F29
Zahl Dean, Paul F.M, "For the Time Being" in The Anglican Digest vol. 40, no. 6. Eureka Springs: SPEAK, 1998.
Box 2 Folder F30
Wilson's corrected introduction proof for Pjesme u očima djece (Poems in a child's eyes) , circa 1998.
Box 2 Folder F31
Scope and Contents

Wilson's text contains information about his acquiring Auden's papers.

Clippings about Auden, circa 1945-1973.
Box 2 Folder F32
Clippings about Auden, circa 1945-1973.
Oversize Folder 1 Folder F3
Clippings memorializing Auden, circa 1973-1997.
Box 2 Folder F33
Auden tribute and memorial ephemera, 1973-1987.
Box 2 Folder F34
Alan Hancox Fine Books, 1969.
Box 2 Folder F35
Athens College Library catalog of Auden/Kallman collection, 1977-1978.
Box 2 Folder F36
Swann Galleries Rare Books, 1979.
Box 2 Folder F37
Jordan Davies, Books, 1982.
Box 2 Folder F38
R.A. Gekoski, 1989-1990.
Box 2 Folder F39
J. Howard Woolmer, 1996-1997.
Box 2 Folder F40
Glenn Horowitz, Bookseller, 2000.
Box 2 Folder F41
Charles Agvent, circa 2000.
Box 2 Folder F42
Firsts and Company, undated.
Box 2 Folder F43

Correspondence, 1949-1967.
Box 2 Folder F44 Oversize Folder 1 Folder F5
Passport, 1953.
Box 2 Folder F45
Photographs, undated.
Box 2 Folder F46
Manuscripts and proofs, undated.
Box 2 Folder F47 Oversize Folder 2 Folder F2

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