George Oppen Papers, 1958-1984 (MSS 16)

Restrictions: The George Oppen papers, with the exception of the 1989 accession, are restricted due to fragility. Materials have been microfilmed and scanned. Researchers may place requests to access digital copies through our virtual reading room service. Researchers wishing to use the original materials must first obtain the permission of the director of Special Collections & Archives.

Extent: 15 Linear feet (34 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 map case folder)

Literary papers of George Oppen (1908-1984), objectivist poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1969. Materials range in date from 1958-1984 and include correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts for all the poems contained in Oppen's nine published books, drafts and fragments of unpublished poems, typescripts of published and unpublished essays, and interviews, translations, and reviews of Oppen's work.

Oppen was born in 1908 in New Rochelle, New York, the son of George A. Oppen and Elsie Rothfeld Oppen. He died in 1984 in San Francisco, a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.

When Oppen was 10 years old, his father remarried and moved the family to San Francisco where he opened a profitable chain of movie houses. Although his family was well-to-do, Oppen attended Californian public schools, and in 1926 he enrolled in the Agricultural College, presently Oregon State University, at Corvallis. Soon after his arrival at Corvallis, Oppen met Mary Colby, formerly of Grants Pass, Oregon. Both George and Mary were forced to leave the university before the end of their first semester--George for a semester and Mary for good--because of violating the girl's dormitory curfew while on their first date. Oppen returned to San Francisco to work for his father for a short time. Shortly after Mary joined him in San Francisco, the two decided not to return to university studies, or to accept the middle class comforts that Oppen's father offered. As Mary Oppen explains in her autobiography MEANING A LIFE:

We were constantly searching--searching in our

travels in our pursuit of friends and in our

conversation concerning all that we saw

and felt about the world. We were searching

for a way to avoid the trap that our class

backgrounds held for us if we relented in our

attempts to escape from them...We had learned

at college that poetry was being written in

our own times, and that in order for us to write

it was not necessary for us to ground ourselves in

the academic; the ground we needed was the

roads we were travelling.

In 1927 George and Mary left San Francisco and were married in Dallas, Texas while on their way to New York City.

The Oppens arrived in New York City in 1928 and soon fell into company with Louis Zukofsky and Charles Reznikoff, two New York City Jewish poets who, following the example of William Carlos Williams, were intent on reclaiming Pound's Imagism from the influence of Amy Lowell and other "Amygists." Out of the nexus of like-minded poets the Objectivist movement was born. The term was first employed in Zukofsky's essays "Program: 'Objectivist', 1931" and "Sincerity and Objectification," which Zukofsky included at the end of an issue of Poetry he had edited for Harriet Monroe. Besides Zukofsky, Oppen, Williams, and Reznikoff, the issue also included work by Carl Rakosi, Kenneth Rexroth, Basil Bunting, Robert McAlmon, and several other poets whose work Zukofsky believed to exemplify the Objectivist program.

In 1929 the Oppens moved to France where they established To Publishers. Though they published work by Pound, Williams and a larger version of Zukofsky's Objectivist anthology, the venture failed because American booksellers considered their books paperbacks and, thus, refused to stock them. After returning to the United States in 1933, the Oppens again tried their hand at publishing with the establishment of the Objectivist Press. Besides additional works by Pound and Williams, the press published Oppen's volume of poetry, Discrete Series, which had been written in 1929 before the Oppens left for France and revised shortly after their return to the States.

The Objectivist Press may have succeeded if it had been the Oppen's foremost concern. However, the suffering brought on by the Depression and evident throughout the country captured their attention. "Apprehension mixed with elation," Mary Oppen writes, "as we disembarked at Baltimore and began the drive to New York City. As we approached the first stoplight, grown men, respectable men--our fathers--stepped forward to ask for a nickel, rag in hand, to wipe our windshield. This ritual was repeated every time we paused, until we felt we were in a nightmare, our fathers impoverished." In 1935 the Oppens turned their backs on their lives as artists and for the next five years worked as strike organizers, first in Brooklyn and later in Utica, New York, for the Communist Party of the United States of America. According to Mary Oppen, "we decided to work with the Communist Party, not as artist or writer because we did not find honesty or sincerity in the so-called arts of the left....We said to each other, 'Let's work with the unemployed and leave our other interest in the arts for a later time'" Oppen's own explanation to L.S. Dembo in 1968 is more to the point: "If you do something politically, you do something that has political efficacy. And if you decide to write poetry, then you write poetry, not something that you hope, or deceive yourself into believing, can save people who are suffering...In a way I gave up poetry because of the pressures of what for the moment I'll call conscience."

The "later time" did not occur until 1958. The years of political activism were followed by the birth of the Oppens' daughter Linda. Oppen then worked as a die cutter in a factory until 1942 when he was drafted into the United States Army. Shortly before V-E day, he suffered multiple wounds from an exploding shell. After the war, the Oppens settled in Huntington Beach, California where Oppen employed himself first as a housing contractor then as a maker of hi-fi cabinets. Oppen was forced to give up his business and flee to Mexico with his family in 1950, after the FBI began to threaten him and Mary with imprisonment for their refusal to betray their friends. Soon after arriving in Mexico City, Oppen joined with a native of Mexico in operating a furniture factory and entertained thoughts of entering the Mexican real estate market. Those thoughts were put to rest when Oppen wrote his first poem in twenty-five years. In 1958, he and Mary returned to New York City where they lived until the late 1960s. Throughout the 1970s, until Oppen's affliction with Alzheimer's disease prohibited his travelling, the Oppens spent their summer months on Deer Isle, Maine and the rest of the year in San Francisco.

It is difficult to say whether Oppen's return to writing poetry signifies the synthesis of his artistic and political impulses or his confession that political activism is no more useful to changing the world than art is. Regardless of how critics have responded to this question, they typically share the opinion that Oppen's return to writing resulted in the production of a formidable and important collection of poetry "whose craft and inquiring intelligence are a significant influence on contemporary American poetry." In 1962 Oppen published THE MATERIALS, his second collection of verse. It was followed three years later by THIS IN WHICH (1965). In 1969, his third collection of verse, OF BEING NUMEROUS, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. SEASCAPE: NEEDLE'S EYE was published in 1972 and was followed in 1973 with the appearance of the Fulcrum Press edition of his COLLECTED POEMS. In 1975, New Directions brought out a more complete edition of Oppen's collected work, which also included a section of the work titled "Myth of the Blaze." Finally, Oppen's last collection, PRIMITIVE, which was edited by Mary Oppen, appeared in 1978.

Literary papers of George Oppen (1908-1984), objectivist poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1969. Materials range in date from 1958-1984 and include manuscripts and typescripts for all the poems contained in Oppen's nine published books, drafts and fragments of unpublished poems, typescripts of published and unpublished essays, transcripts of Oppen's verse, and copies of reviews of Oppen's work. Of special interest are loose leaf pages of notes, and Oppen's personal daybooks, all of which help to reveal his thinking about diverse subjects. The largest part of the collection consists of correspondence to Oppen from family members, editors, poets and other writers, and admirers of Oppen's work. The collection is arranged in two parts, consisting of materials processed in 1985, and a small addition processed in 1989.

Accession Processed in 1985: Arranged in ten series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) NOTES, JOTTINGS, ETC., 3) DAYBOOKS, 4) POETRY, 5) READING MANUSCRIPTS, 6) PROSE, 1962-1984, 7) INTERVIEWS, 1968-1980, 8) TRANSLATIONS, 9) REVIEWS AND EPHEMERA, and 10) MICROFILM.

Accessions Processed in 1989: Arranged in one series: 11) MISCELLANEOUS ADDITIONS.

Container List

Accession Processed in 1985

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged in three subseries: A) Family Correspondence, B) General Correspondence, and C) Miscellaneous correspondence.

A) Family Correspondence: The bulk of the family correspondence contains Oppen's letters to his sister and once editor June Oppen Degnan and letters from his daughter Linda Oppen Mourelatos. (The letters between Oppen and Diane [Andy] Meyer and Eve Haight, Oppen's niece and grand-niece, respectfully, have been incorporated into the general correspondence since they were acquired at a later date and after microfilming of the family correspondence had occurred.) The family correspondence also includes letters from Oppen's son-in-law Alex Mourelatos and between Mary Oppen and Linda Oppen Mourelatos.

B) General Correspoondence: The general correspondence is arranged alphabetically, and chronologically where possible, in accordance with the arrangement of Oppen's letter file. The list of correspondents is extensive and far-ranging. There are letters from many of Oppen's contemporaries such as William Bronk, David Ignatow, Charles Reznikoff, Charles Tomlinson, Williams Carlos Williams, and Louis Zukofsky; and from numerous younger poets, among them Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Ten Enslin, Michael Heller, John Taggart, and Sally Appleton Weber. The publishers of the American and English editions of Oppen's Collected Poems, Fulcrum Press and New Directions, are both substantially represented, as are the literary critics Donald Davies, L. S. Dembo, and Hugh Kenner. There are numerous letters from friends and readers expressing their admiration for Oppen's work. For Instance, there are letters from Max Pepper, whose daughter Sara is referred to in the poem "Sara in Her Father's Arm" (CP, 30): and from Robert and Carolyn Goodman, thanking Oppen for commemorating their son in his poem "The Book of Job and a Draft of a Poem to Praise the Paths of the Living" (CP, 236). Mitchell Goodman was one of the three civil rights activists murdered in Mississippi in 1964.

C) Miscellaneous Correspondence: The miscellaneous correspondence consists primarily of unidentified letters and manuscripts, but it also includes three folders of letters and materials pertaining to Oppen's death and memorial service in 1984.

As expected, the chief subject of a great portion of the correspondence to Oppen concerns Oppen's poetry. Numerous letters are requests for manuscripts, while others discuss matters of typesetting, copyrights, and royalty payments. Still other letters pertain directly to the poetry, Oppen's compositional procedures and choice of themes, as well as his literary and philosophical influences. Also present are letters from Oppen to various correspondents which discuss Oppen's life: his relationship with his wife Mary, his role as a publisher of Objectivist writing in the 1930s, his and Mary's political convictions and activities, the reasons for his 25 year silence, and, finally, his response to many major events during the 1960s and 1970s such as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the escalation of the Vietnam war, and the infamous Altamont rock concert. It should also be noted that many of Oppen's letters contain, or are themselves, seed poems, the most famous example being the two or three letters between Oppen and the British poet Charles Tomlinson in 1964 which resulted in the collaborative poem "To C.T." (CP, 142).

Family Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 1-8
Letters to June Oppen Degnan, between 1957 and 1973
Box 1 Folder 9-20
Letters from Linda Oppen Mourelatos, between 1957 and 1977
Box 1 Folder 21
Letters from Alex Mourelatos
Box 1 Folder 22
Letters from Mary Oppen to Linda Oppen Mourelatos
Box 1 Folder 23
Letters from Mary Oppen to George Oppen

General Correspondence

Box 2 Folder 1
Abbot, Steve, 1978
Box 2 Folder 2
Ackerson, David, 1973
Box 2 Folder 3
Adams, Betsy, 1975-1976
Box 2 Folder 4
Adams, Michael, 1980
Box 2 Folder 5
Albiach, Anne-Marie, 1969-1970
Box 2 Folder 6
Aldridge, Richard, 1969
Box 2 Folder 7
Alpert, Barry, 1974
Box 2 Folder 8
American Academy Award, 1980
Box 2 Folder 9
American Poetry Archive, 1977
Box 2 Folder 10
American Poetry Review, 1975-1976
Box 2 Folder 11
Amirkhanian, Charles, 1967-1977
Box 2 Folder 12
Antin, David
Box 2 Folder 13
Apodaca, David, 1974
Box 2 Folder 14
Arizona State University Student Association, 1974
Box 2 Folder 15
The Ark, 1979
Box 2 Folder 16
Armantrout, Rae, undated
Box 2 Folder 17
Armstrong, Bonnie, 1969
Box 2 Folder 18
Arnett, Carroll, 1968
Box 2 Folder 19
Arnold, David, 1977
Box 2 Folder 20
Artman, Carol
Box 2 Folder 21-22
Auster, Paul, between 1973 and 1980
Box 2 Folder 23
Bancroft Library, 1973
Box 2 Folder 24
Bardona, Carlin, 1972-1974
Box 2 Folder 25-27
Barnett, Anthony, between 1967 and 1978
Box 2 Folder 28-31
Barrows, Anita, between 1973 and 1979
Box 2 Folder 32
British Broadcasting Company, 1973
Box 2 Folder 33
Beauvais, Phyllis, undated
Box 2 Folder 34
Bedoian, Victor, 1972
Box 2 Folder 35
Berlinger, B. N., 1976
Box 2 Folder 36
Bishop, Jim, 1971-1973
Box 2 Folder 37
Black Mesa Press (includes Mary Oppen typescript), 1981
Box 2 Folder 38-49
Blau DuPlessis, Rachel, between 1968 and 1983
Box 3 Folder 1
Bonazzi, Rochelle and Robert, undated
Box 3 Folder 2
Bontempi, Art, 1976
Box 3 Folder 3
Booth, Phillip, 1967-1973
Box 3 Folder 4
Bose, Buddhadeva, 1961-1964
Box 3 Folder 5
Boundary 2, 1975
Box 3 Folder 6
Breit, Luke W., 1977
Box 3 Folder 7
Bristow, Mark, 1974
Box 3 Folder 8
Britton, Burt, undated
Box 3 Folder 9-11
Bronk, William, between 1962 and 1981
Box 3 Folder 12
Browning, Don, undated
Box 3 Folder 13
Berl, Christine, 1976-1980
Box 3 Folder 14
Buel, Jack, 1978
Box 3 Folder 15-16
Buel, Nellie, between 1969 and 1980
Box 3 Folder 17
SUNY - Buffalo, Irving Feldman, 1967
Box 3 Folder 18
Bunting, Basil, 1973
Box 3 Folder 19
Burbank, Jim, 1974-1976
Box 3 Folder 20
Caddel, Richard, 1977
Box 3 Folder 21
Cadnum, Michael, 1977, 1979
Box 3 Folder 22
Cambridge Poetry Festival, Paul Johnstone, 1977
Box 3 Folder 23-24
Caplan, Ron, between 1965 and 1970
Box 3 Folder 25
Cardoza, Sucha, 1974-1978
Box 3 Folder 26
CCLM, 1974
Box 3 Folder 27
Chapman, Abraham and Belle, 1974-1977
Box 3 Folder 28
Chicago Review, 1978
Box 3 Folder 29
Chilton, Randolph, 1979
Box 3 Folder 30
Clark, Thomas, 1965
Box 3 Folder 31
Clayton, Jay, 1970
Box 3 Folder 32
Cody's, 1978
Box 3 Folder 33
Colby, Noel, 1978
Box 3 Folder 34
Colby, Wendell, 1978
Box 3 Folder 35
Cookson, William, 1965
Box 3 Folder 36-37
Cooper, Jane, 1972-1977
Box 3 Folder 38
Corbett, Bill, 1971
Box 3 Folder 39
Corman, Cid, 1960, 1980-1981
Box 3 Folder 40
Cox, Ed, 1976-1978
Box 3 Folder 41
Cox, Martin, 1966
Box 3 Folder 42-44
Crawford, John, between 1965 and 1981
Box 3 Folder 45
Crawford, John, Andrew Hoyen, W. Kaplan, 1966

Letters concerning GO's "Another Language of New York."

Box 3 Folder 46-48
George Oppen to John Crawford (photocopied letter files), approximately 1960-1980
Box 3 Folder 49
Creeley, Robert, 1965, 1967
Box 3 Folder 50
Crozier, Andrew, 1965
Box 3 Folder 51-53
Cuddihy, Michael, between 1971 and 1980
Box 3 Folder 54
Cunningham, Carol, 1978
Box 4 Folder 1
Dahlen, Beverly, 1975, 1978
Box 4 Folder 2
Dakota Territory - Tom McGrath, 1973
Box 4 Folder 3
Daley, John, 1974
Box 4 Folder 4
Davidson, Michael, 1978
Box 4 Folder 5
Davie, Donald, 1969-1979
Box 4 Folder 6
Deitch, Dave (Daytop), undated
Box 4 Folder 7-9
Dembo, L. S., between 1968 and 1980

Includes letters from Dembo's secretary C. N. Pondrom, and letters to J. Laughlin.

Box 4 Folder 10
Deutsch, Babette, 1976
Box 4 Folder 11
Dietrich, Frank, 1974
Box 4 Folder 12
Directory of American Poets, 1974
Box 4 Folder 13
Dodd, Wayne, 1977, 1981
Box 4 Folder 14
Duerdan, Richard, 1978
Box 4 Folder 15
Duncan, Robert, 1974-1978
Box 4 Folder 16
Early, Joe, 1968
Box 4 Folder 17
Eaton, Richard, 1974-1981

Includes essay on GO.

Box 4 Folder 18
Economou, George, 1973
Box 4 Folder 19
Edwards, Michael, 1973-1975
Box 4 Folder 20-21
Einzig, Barbara, between 1973 and 1975
Box 4 Folder 22
Englebert, Michael, 1976-1977
Box 4 Folder 23-24
Enslin, Ted, between 1965 and 1979
Box 4 Folder 25
Eshleman, Clayton, 1968
Box 4 Folder 26-27
Faucherau, Serge, between 1966 and 1978
Box 4 Folder 28
Feld, Ross, 1968-1971
Box 4 Folder 29
Field, Edward, 1976-1978
Box 4 Folder 30
Finlayson, Doug, undated
Box 4 Folder 31
Fisher, David, 1975-1980
Box 4 Folder 32
Fixel, Lawrence, 1968
Box 4 Folder 33
Ford, Hugh, 1978
Box 4 Folder 34
Four Zoas Press, undated
Box 4 Folder 35
Franklin, Albert, undated
Box 4 Folder 36
Fraser, Kathleen, 1966-1978
Box 4 Folder 37
Fredman, Steve, 1973
Box 4 Folder 38
Freeman, John, 1977-1979
Box 4 Folder 39
Freeman, Peter C., 1976
Box 4 Folder 40
Frelicher, Melvyn, 1976
Box 4 Folder 41
Fresno State College, 1967
Box 4 Folder 42
Friendly Local Press, 1968-1970
Box 4 Folder 43
Fulcrum Press, Stuart and Deirdre Montgomery, 1967-1973

14 TLs, 3 TLcs and 1 TLc from Laurence Pollinger to Fulcrum Press, 3 TLsc and 2 TLc to Laurence Pollinger from Fulcrum Press, 2 TLs from Carol McNair to GO, 7 TLs from Laurence Pollinger to GO, 1 contract, 2 acknowledgement pages, contents pages, 10 R (59 lvs.).

Box 4 Folder 44
Fulton, Theresa, ca. mid-1970s
Box 4 Folder 45
Gach, Garry, undated
Box 4 Folder 46
Ganick, P., 1976
Box 4 Folder 47
Genesis West, 1962
Box 4 Folder 48
Gitin, David and Joyce, 1968-1981
Box 4 Folder 49
Glide, 1970
Box 4 Folder 50
Goldblatt, Eli, 1977-1979
Box 4 Folder 51
Goodman, Robert and Carolyn, 1964
Box 4 Folder 52
Green, Galen, 1973
Box 4 Folder 53
Green, Laurence, 1977
Box 4 Folder 54
Gregg, Linda, 1979
Box 4 Folder 55
Griffin, Jonathan, 1977-1980
Box 4 Folder 56
Grosseteste, 1971-1978
Box 4 Folder 57
Gruber, Ruth, 1973
Box 4 Folder 58-59
Guedalla, Roger and Vicki, between 1968 and 1973
Box 4 Folder 60
Guerrard, Philip, 1978
Box 5 Folder 1
Haight, Eve, 1960s
Box 5 Folder 2
Halpern, Seymour, 1972
Box 5 Folder 3
Hamburger, Michael, 1973-1975
Box 5 Folder 4
Hanzlicek, Charles, 1966-1968
Box 5 Folder 5-9
Heller, Michael, between 1968 and 1980
Box 5 Folder 10
Henkin, Bill, 1968-1971
Box 5 Folder 11
Hindus, Milton, 1976-1980
Box 5 Folder 12
Hirshman, Jack, 1973
Box 5 Folder 13
Hofstadter, Mark, ca. 1970s
Box 5 Folder 14
Homberger, Eric, 1973-1975
Box 5 Folder 15
Howe, Susan, 1977
Box 5 Folder 16
Howie, Harry, 1977, 1979
Box 5 Folder 17
Human Handkerchief, 1974
Box 5 Folder 18
Huot, Robert, undated
Box 5 Folder 19
Ignatow, David, 1962-1981
Box 5 Folder 20
Inquiry, 1978
Box 5 Folder 21
Iowa Review, 1971-1975
Box 5 Folder 22
Jaffe, Sherril, 1978
Box 5 Folder 23-29
Jaffer, Frances, ca. 1975-1985
Box 5 Folder 30
James, John, 1964
Box 5 Folder 31
Jevremovic, George, 1976
Box 5 Folder 32-33
Johnstone, George, between 1964 and 1981
Box 5 Folder 34
Johnstone, Paul, 1975-1976
Box 5 Folder 35
Jolins, Judith, 1972
Box 5 Folder 36
Jordan, Donald M., 1979
Box 5 Folder 37
Justice, Donald, 1967
Box 6 Folder 1
Kaplan, Lenore, 1960-1972
Box 6 Folder 2
Kaplan, Paul, 1965
Box 6 Folder 3
Kaplan, William, 1963-1978
Box 6 Folder 4
Kaufman, Shirley, 1973-1977
Box 6 Folder 5
Kelley, Robert, 1975
Box 6 Folder 6
Kenner, Hugh, 1963-1978
Box 6 Folder 7
Klein, Arnold, 1977
Box 6 Folder 8
Kleinzahler, August, 1979
Box 6 Folder 9
Knopf, Alfred A., 1974-1975
Box 6 Folder 10
KPBS-FM San Diego, 1978
Box 6 Folder 11-13
Kray, Elizabeth, between 1963 and 1973
Box 6 Folder 14
Kulchur, 1963
Box 6 Folder 15
KPFA-FM Berkeley, 1968
Box 6 Folder 16
Lampeter Muse, undated
Box 6 Folder 17
Lattimore, Alexander, 1976
Box 6 Folder 18
Laughlin, Anne and James (see also New Directions), 1974
Box 6 Folder 19
Layten, Meredith, 1976
Box 6 Folder 20
Lazarus, 1974
Box 6 Folder 21
Levertov, Denise, 1963-1970
Box 6 Folder 22
Levick, Hugh, undated
Box 6 Folder 23
Levine, Phil, 1967-1974
Box 6 Folder 24
Lewis, Peter, 1976
Box 6 Folder 25-26
Liljefelt, Stanley, 1974
Box 6 Folder 27-32
Lippe, Jane, between 1974 and 1979
Box 6 Folder 33
J. B. Lippincott, Co., 1970
Box 6 Folder 34
Logan, John, undated
Box 6 Folder 35
Loney, Alan, 1977
Box 6 Folder 36
Low, Madelaine M, 1965
Box 7 Folder 1-3
McAleavy, David, between 1974 and 1980

Third folder contains GO bibliography.

Box 7 Folder 4
McCarthy, Eugene J., 1969
Box 7 Folder 5
McClure, Michael, 1963-1974
Box 7 Folder 6
McDonough, Paul, 1977
Box 7 Folder 7
McGuire, Mike, 1974
Box 7 Folder 8
McHugh, Heather, ca. late 1960s
Box 7 Folder 9
McMillen, R. Paul, 1978
Box 7 Folder 10
McWilliams, Carey, 1977
Box 7 Folder 11
Maderos, Tom, 1977
Box 7 Folder 12
Mailer, Norman, ca. early 1960s
Box 7 Folder 13
Malanga, Gerard, 1963, 1974
Box 7 Folder 14
Malone, Collie, 1969
Box 7 Folder 15
Mariah, Paul, 1962
Box 7 Folder 16
Marshall, Jack, 1969
Box 7 Folder 17-20
Martin, John (includes Black Sparrow Press), between 1974 and 1979
Box 7 Folder 21
Massachusetts Review, 1962
Box 7 Folder 22
Mendel, Mark, 1975
Box 7 Folder 23
Merlin Press, 1976
Box 7 Folder 24-29
Meyer, Diane (Andy), between 1961 and 1980
Box 7 Folder 30
Mezey, Bob, 1973
Box 7 Folder 31
Miles, Josephine
Box 7 Folder 32
Missouri Review, undated
Box 7 Folder 33
Morrow, Bradford, 1979
Box 7 Folder 34
Montgomery Seminar of the Arts, 1973-1978
Box 7 Folder 35
Mottram, Eric, 1973
Box 7 Folder 36
Mundhenk, Michael, 1981
Box 7 Folder 37
Museum of Modern Art, 1974
Box 7 Folder 38
Mycue, Edward
Box 7 Folder 39
Nancarrow, Conlon, 1978
Box 7 Folder 40
National Endowment for the Arts
Box 7 Folder 41
Navaro, Bud, 1978
Box 7 Folder 42
Navaro, William, 1977
Box 7 Folder 43
Neigehauer, Sasha
Box 8 Folder 1
New Directions - Publishing contracts for Collected Poems, 1975
Box 8 Folder 2
New Directions - Proof notations for last two sections of Collected Poems, 1975
Box 8 Folder 3-10
New Directions - Correspondence with James Laughlin, between 1959 and 1981
Box 8 Folder 11-19
New Directions - Correspondence with Robert MacGregor (includes Laurence Pollinger, Gerald Pollinger), between 1966 and 1973
Box 8 Folder 20
New Directions - Martin, Fredrick
Box 8 Folder 21
New Directions - Miscellaneous correspondence
Box 8 Folder 22
New Directions - Permissions, 1968-1974
Box 8 Folder 23
New Directions - Permissions, 1975-1978
Box 8 Folder 24
New Directions - Royalty statements
Box 8 Folder 25
New York City Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Administration, 1969