June Oppen Degnan Papers, 1959-1973 (MSS 0017)

Extent: 4 Linear feet (8 archives boxes, 3 oversize folders)

Papers of June Oppen Degnan, writer, publisher, political activist, and sister of poet George Oppen (1908-1984). Most of the collection documents Degnan's activities as publisher of the San Francisco Review in the 1960s, and her association with New Directions Books. Included is correspondence and writings of many important members of the American literary community including Jack Anderson, Robert Bly, William Bronk, Basil Bunting, Hayden Carruth, Robert Creeley, Clayton Eshleman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Erich Fromm, Allen Ginsberg, David Ignatow, Denise Levertov, George Oppen, Carl Rakosi, Jerome Rothenberg, C. P. Snow, Gary Snyder, Diane Wakoski, William Carlos Williams, and Louis Zukofsky. Virtually no references to Degnan's personal or political life can be found in the papers. Of special significance are letters from George Oppen. The collection is arranged in four series: 1) SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW AND NEW DIRECTIONS; 2) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS; 3) FILES OF MAJOR WRITERS; and 4) SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW ANNUAL, 1963.

June Oppen Degnan was born in New York City on June 7, 1918, the daughter of George August and Seville Shainwald Oppen. June's brother was George Oppen (1908-1984), who became a well-known poet and exponent of the Objectivist school. For her higher education, Degnan attended the University of California at Berkeley, the Sorbonne, and the University of San Francisco Law School. She was married at least twice: once to a Mr. McKeen (a relationship which ended around 1959), and once to George Degnan, a marriage which took place around 1960. From her first marriage, June had one daughter, Aubrey, who subsequently married Orly Lindgren.

Beginning in 1959, Degnan served as publisher, along with George Hitchcock and Roy Miller, of the San Francisco Review, a journal of poetry and prose published in close cooperation with New Directions book publishers of New York City. New Directions often published (with Degnan's guidance and encouragement) books by writers who Degnan admired strongly -- writers who she published in the San Francisco Review. These writers included George Oppen, Charles Reznikoff, William Bronk and James Hall.

Degnan appeared to have a very close but occasionally difficult relationship with her brother. George dedicated his 1965 book This In Which to her with the inscription, "For June/ Who first welcomed/ me home." With New Directions, June assisted him in publishing the major works of his later career: The Materials (1962), This In Which (1965), Of Being Numerous (1968) and The Collected Poems of George Oppen (1975). However, Degnan and Oppen had several disagreements about financial matters. George often wrote to June urging her to seek happiness beyond materialism and monetary wealth.

Like George, June is avidly concerned with political, social and environmental issues. For a short period she was editor and publisher of Oceans magazine. She was an active member of the Oceanic Society and of Conservation International. In 1968 she served on the board of directors of the New School for Social Research, and she was president of the International Child Art Center in San Francisco from 1971-1972. Starting in 1956, she regularly assisted the finance committee of the California Democratic Central Committee, and she actively involved herself in the presidential campaigns of Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern.

Degnan has a reputation as a competent, dedicated and assertive businessperson who is deeply concerned with both literary and political issues.

Accession Processed in 1990

Most of the materials in the collection are related to the publishing and editing affairs of June Oppen Degnan at the SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW and New Directions Books. In general, the papers provide documentation on the inner workings of the literary publishing business of the 1960s. Included are materials relating to many well-known poets and writers of that time, including Jack Anderson, Robert Bly, William Bronk, Basil Bunting, Hayden Carruth, Robert Creeley, Clayton Eshleman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Erich Fromm, Allen Ginsberg, David Ignatow, Denise Levertov, George Oppen, Carl Rakosi, Jerome Rothenberg, C. P. Snow, Gary Snyder, Diane Wakoski, William Carlos Williams, and Louis Zukofsky.

Degnan's original organization of her papers has been retained in the present collection. The materials are arranged in four series: 1) SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW AND NEW DIRECTIONS; 2) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS; 3) FILES OF MAJOR WRITERS; and 4) SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW ANNUAL, 1963.

SERIES 1: SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW AND NEW DIRECTIONS

The first series, SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW AND NEW DIRECTIONS, is comprised of four subseries of correspondence. Folders are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and within each folder letters are ordered chronologically. The first subseries, "Correspondence between Degnan and other publishers," includes letters between Degnan and her fellow publishers at SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW and New Directions. This subseries has both the letters sent to Degnan by her colleagues George Hitchcock, James Laughlin, Robert MacGregor and Roy Miller, as well as the carbons of many of Degnan's responses. The second subseries, "General Correspondence," is devoted to letters sent to Degnan from her friends and associates concerning her publishing business.

"Correspondence of Other Publishers and Editors," the third subseries in SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW AND NEW DIRECTIONS, is made up of letters sent by and to Degnan's publishing associates - Hitchcock, Laughlin, Miller, Mac Gregor, etc. - which were copied and sent to Degnan for her files. This subseries is highlighted by a letter sent to Laughlin by Carl Rakosi in which Rakosi informs Laughlin of his desire to begin writing after a long hiatus.

The final subseries in SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW AND NEW DIRECTIONS, "Correspondence from Writers to SFR," consists of original letters and carbons from writers (sent to Degnan or one of her fellow publishers) whose work was published (or was being considered for publication) in San Francisco Review. Notable examples of the writers in this subseries include Paul Blackburn, Robert Bly, Robert Creeley, Hayden Carruth, Clayton Eshleman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Jerome Rothenberg and William Carlos Williams.

SERIES 2: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS is the second and smallest series, and it is divided into two subseries: SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW and NEW DIRECTIONS-related items; and Degnan's personal items.

SERIES 3: FILES OF MAJOR WRITERS

The third series, FILES OF MAJOR WRITERS, is devoted to materials relating to ten writers: William Bronk, Edward Dahlberg, James Hall, Yukio Mishima, George Oppen, Charles Reznikoff, Mary Oppen, C. P. Snow, Gilbert Sorrentino, and Curtis Zahn. These writers were promoted and advised by Degnan, and their work (with the exception of Mary Oppen) was published by New Directions. Each writer has his or her own subseries, and most of the subseries contain typescripts, correspondence (from the writer to Degnan; from Degnan or her associates to the writer; or from others to Degnan about the writer's work), publicity information and reviews of the writers' work. Typescripts, publicity information, and reviews are arranged chronologically, and correspondence is arranged alphabetically by author. Because Degnan did not extensively advise or promote Dahlberg, Mary Oppen, C. P. Snow or Sorrentino, their files are relatively small.

The fifth subseries in FILES OF MAJOR WRITERS is unusual in that it is devoted to two writers rather than one. This subseries consists primarily of materials (correspondence, publicity ephemera and reviews) relating to books written by George Oppen and Charles Reznikoff -- books which were published by New Directions at the same time. Because of their identical publication dates, the paperwork and publicity for these books were often created jointly; and this is probably why Degnan created this joint file. Degnan also maintained a separate file for Oppen and Reznikoff and, in almost all cases, her original arrangement has been preserved.

Of great significance in the FILES OF MAJOR WRITERS is the correspondence in the George Oppen file (the sixth subseries). Here, Oppen's correspondence to Degnan provides insight into his opinions about his own writing and that of his contemporaries -- particularly the writing of his friend, William Bronk -- as well as insight into Oppen's relationship with his sister.

SERIES 4: SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW ANNUAL, 1963

In 1963, Degnan oversaw the publication of the San Francisco Review Annual, and materials concerning the Annual comprise the fourth and final series. This series, SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW ANNUAL, 1963, contains typescripts of selected poems for the Annual, an annotated draft of the Annual, galley proofs, and ephemera.

SERIES 5: ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

Container List

SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW AND NEW DIRECTIONS

Correspondence between Degnan and other publishers

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Hitchcock, George, 1961 - 1962
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Kuhlman, Gilda, 1962 - 1962
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Laughlin, James B., 1961 - 1978
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Laughlin, James B., 1961 - 1978
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Lorch, Else B., 1965 - 1973
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Mac Gregor, Robert M., 1962 - 1974
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Mac Gregor, Robert M., 1962 - 1974
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Martin, Frederick R., 1969 - 1975
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Miller, Roy, 1959 - 1959

General Correspondence

Box: 1 Folder: 10
Bly, Robert (The Sixties Press), 1967 - 1967
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Borchardt, Georges, 1962 - 1966
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Cheshire Publishing Pty Ltd., 1972 - 1972
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Erbe, Edwin, 1962 - 1964
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Ferry, W.H., 1961 - 1962
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Hawkes, John, 1961 - 1965
Box: 1 Folder: 16
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1970 - 1972
Box: 1 Folder: 17
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1961 - 1961
Box: 1 Folder: 18
Kray (Ussachevsky), Betty, 1962 - 1976
Box: 1 Folder: 19
Nemer, David, 1966 - 1974
Box: 1 Folder: 20
NEW YORKER Magazine, 1963 - 1963
Box: 1 Folder: 21
Pembes, Tim, 1959 - 1962
Box: 1 Folder: 22
Pritchett, Victor S., 1962 - 1962
Box: 1 Folder: 23
Ray, Man and Julie, 1959 - 1977
Box: 1 Folder: 24
Scott, Foresman and Company, 1968 - 1970
Box: 1 Folder: 25
Spender, Stephen, 1959 - 1959
Box: 1 Folder: 26
Webb, Thompson, Jr., 1969 - 1969
Box: 1 Folder: 27
Whittemore, Reed (THE CARLETON MISCELLANY), 1961 - 1961
Box: 1 Folder: 28
Miscellaneous Correspondence, A-Z
Box: 1 Folder: 29
Unidentified Correspondence

Correspondence of Other Publishers and Editors

Box: 1 Folder: 30
Atheneum Publishers and SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW Editors, 1963 - 1963
Box: 1 Folder: 31
Hitchcock, George and Roy Miller, 1958 - 1959
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Hitchcock, George and Roy Miller, 1959 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Laughlin, James B., 1962 - 1965
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Mac Gregor, Robert, 1962 - 1973
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Pollinger, Laurence and Robert Mac Gregor, 1963 - 1974
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Orlovitz, Gil and Roy Miller, 1958 - 1960
Box: 2 Folder: 6
Villiers Publications, 1957 - 1961

Correspondence, Writers to SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW

Box: 2 Folder: 7
Allen, Marijane, 1960 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Anderson, Jack, 1960 - 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Banks, Richard, 1960 - 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Bass, Robert, 1961 - 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Berge, Carol, 1962 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Bird, Dick, 1960 - 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 13
Birney, Earle, 1961 - 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 14
Blackburn, Paul, 1961 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 15
Burdick, Eugene, 1958 - 1958
Box: 2 Folder: 16
Carney, Matthew, 1960 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 17
Carruth, Hayden, 1961 - 1963
Box: 2 Folder: 18
Christie, David, 1959 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 19
Corrington, William, 1960 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 20
Creeley, Robert, 1960 - 1960
Box: 2 Folder: 21
Cullen, Robert, 1962 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 22
Cuomo, George, 1961 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 23
Czerniawski, Adam, 1962 - 1963
Box: 2 Folder: 24
Ellison, Miriam T., 1959 - 1959
Box: 2 Folder: 25
Eshleman, Clayton, 1961 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 26
Faust, Irvin, 1962 - 1964
Box: 2 Folder: 27
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1959 - 1959
Box: 2 Folder: 28
Ford, Gena, 1961 - 1963
Box: 2 Folder: 29
Galler, David, 1961 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 30
Ginsberg, Allen, 1959 - 1959
Box: 2 Folder: 31
Gonzalez-Gerth, Miguel, 1960 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 32
Greer, Scott, 1962 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 33
Haag, John, 1960 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 34
Haines, John, 1961 - 1963
Box: 2 Folder: 35
Honig, Edwin, 1961 - 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 36
Ishikawa, Robert, 1960 - 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 37
Kroll, Ernest, 1961 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 38
Leahy, Jack, 1961 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 39
Levertov, Denise, 1961 - 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 40
Lowenfels, Walter, 1961 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 41
Marsh, Willard, 1961 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 42
McGrath, Thomas, 1961 - 1963
Box: 2 Folder: 43
Meyers, Bert, 1961 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 44
Montgomery, Jean, 1962 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 45
Nelson, Raymond, 1962 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 46
Nin, Anais, 1958 - 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 47
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1961 - 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 48
Ordon, Edmund, 1962 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 49
Othus, Rita, 1962 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 50
Ozick, Cynthia, 1960 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 51
Pauker, John, 1959 - 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 52
Ridland, John M., 1962 - 1963
Box: 2 Folder: 53
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1961 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 54
Rule, Jane, 1960 - 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 55
Russell, Bertrand, 1958 - 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 56
Saroyan, William, 1958 - 1959
Box: 2 Folder: 57
Shapiro, Norman R., 1962 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 58
Simpson, Louis, 1961 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 59
Snyder, Gary, 1960 - 1960
Box: 2 Folder: 60
Stoutenburg, Adrien, 1961 - 1962
Box: 2 Folder: 61
Tagliabue, John, 1962 - 1962
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Taylor, H. George, 1960 - 1962
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Thomas, John, 1960 - 1962
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Thomas, Norman, 1958 - 1959
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Touster, Saul, 1961 - 1966
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Vliet, R.G., 1961 - 1963
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Wang, David Rafael, 1960 - 1962
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Weingarten, Robert, 1961 - 1962
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Williams, William Carlos, 1958 - 1958
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Witt, Harold, 1959 - 1962
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Zukofsky, Louis, 1958 - 1960
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Miscellaneous Correspondence A-Z
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Miscellaneous Correspondence A-Z
Box: 3 Folder: 13
Miscellaneous Correspondence A-Z
Box: 3 Folder: 14
Unidentified Correspondence

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

Box: 3 Folder: 15
SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW and New Directions - Book Sales and Inventory Records, 1965 - 1974
Box: 3 Folder: 16
SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW and New Directions - New Directions Catalogs, 1962 - 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 17
SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW and New Directions - New Directions Catalogs, 1962 - 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 18
SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW and New Directions - Basic Review List, 1962 - 1962

List of periodical names and addresses

Box: 3 Folder: 19
SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW and New Directions - Unidentified Items
Box: 3 Folder: 20
Degnan's Personal Items - RAMPARTS Magazine - Financial Statements, 1966 - 1968
Box: 3 Folder: 21
Degnan's Personal Items - Miscellaneous Financial Records

FILES OF MAJOR WRITERS

Box: 3 Folder: 22
Bronk, William - Miscellaneous Works - Selected Published Poems -

Two booklets: one complied by the author and one copy of AUDIT vol 2. no. 5

Box: 3 Folder: 23
Bronk, William - Miscellaneous Works - Selected Typescript

With some notes by the author

Box: 3 Folder: 24
Bronk, William - Books - EMPTY HANDS -, 1965 - 1965

Early version with dedication and signature

Box: 3 Folder: 25
Bronk, William - Books - WORLD, THE WORLDLESS -, 1964 - 1964

Typescript version submitted to the Lamont Poetry Selection

Box: 3 Folder: 26
Bronk, William - Books - WORLD, THE WORLDLESS -, 1963 - 1964

Legal and copyright forms, carbons, photocopies

Box: 3 Folder: 27
Bronk, William - Books - WORLD, THE WORLDLESS -, 1965 - 1965

Advertisement in "Americans for Democratic Action" Convention brochure, ad on page 17

Box: 3 Folder: 28
Bronk, William - Books - WORLD, THE WORLDLESS -, 1964 - 1964

Selected Advertisements and Mailing List for Review Copies

Box: 4 Folder: 1
Bronk, William - Books - WORLD, THE WORLDLESS -, 1965 - 1965

Reviews

Box: 4 Folder: 2
Bronk, William - Correspondence - Letters about WORLD, THE WORLDLESS, 1963 - 1967

Mailed to June Degnan

Box: 4 Folder: 3
Bronk, William - Correspondence - Letters from Bronk to Degnan, 1962 - 1978
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Bronk, William - Correspondence - General Correspondence, 1964 - 1966

Mostly letters from New Directions publishers

Box: 4 Folder: 5
Bronk, William - Royalty Statements -, 1968 - 1973
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Dahlberg, Edward - Publicity information on BECAUSE I WAS FLESH, 1964 - 1964
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Hall, James - Miscellaneous Works - Letters Never Mailed -

Spring 1963, pages from the printed version in KENYON REVIEW; also includes a note from Hall

Box: 4 Folder: 8
Hall, James - Miscellaneous Works - God Cares, But Waits

Spring 1969, short story reprinted from VIRGINIA QUARTERLY REVIEW, 45:2, typeset copy with note from Hall

Box: 4 Folder: 9
Hall, James - US HE DEVOURS - Selected Stories for the final version, 1964 - 1964

Photocopies of printed material, two copies

Box: 4 Folder: 10
Hall, James - US HE DEVOURS - Selected Stories for the final version, 1964 - 1964

Photocopies of printed material, two copies

Box: 4 Folder: 11
Hall, James - US HE DEVOURS - Reviews, 1964 - 1965

Photocopies, some originals

Box: 4 Folder: 12
Hall, James - Correspondence - Letters between Hall and Degnan, 1962 - 1965
Box: 4 Folder: 13
Hall, James - Correspondence - Letters between Hall and George Hithcock, 1958 - 1962
Box: 4 Folder: 14
Hall, James - Correspondence - Letters about Hall to New Directions, 1962 - 1964
Box: 4 Folder: 15
Hall, James - Miscellaneous Materials - Contract, Copyright form, advertisements, 1962 - 1964
Box: 4 Folder: 16
Hall, James - Miscellaneous Materials - Royalty Statements, 1968 - 1969
Box: 4 Folder: 17
Mishima, Yukio - Miscellaneous Works - Dojoji

Play translated by Donald Keene, photocopy of typescript, ca. 1965

Box: 4 Folder: 18
Mishima, Yukio - Miscellaneous Works - Onnagata

Short story translated by Donald Keene, photocopy of a typescript, ca. 1965

Box: 4 Folder: 19
Mishima, Yukio - Swaddling Clothes

Translated by Ivan Morris in TODAY'S JAPAN, copy of printed version

Box: 4 Folder: 20
Mishima, Yukio - Correspondence - Letters between Mishima and Robert MacGregor, 1962 - 1965
Box: 4 Folder: 21
Mishima, Yukio - Correspondence - Letters from Robert MacGregor about Mishima, 1962 - 1965

Carbons of originals

Box: 4 Folder: 22
Mishima, Yukio - Ephemera, 1963 - 1965
Box: 4 Folder: 23
Oppen/Reznikoff - BY THE WATERS & THE MATERIALS - Bluestone, George, 1962 - 1962

Publicity Correspondence

Box: 4 Folder: 24
Oppen/Reznikoff - BY THE WATERS & THE MATERIALS - Bogan, Louise, 1962 - 1962

Publicity Correspondence

Box: 4 Folder: 25
Oppen/Reznikoff - BY THE WATERS & THE MATERIALS - Coulette, Henri, 1962 - 1962

Publicity Correspondence

Box: 4 Folder: 26
Oppen/Reznikoff - BY THE WATERS & THE MATERIALS - Erbe, Edwin, 1962 - 1962

Publicity Correspondence

Box: 4 Folder: 27
Oppen/Reznikoff - BY THE WATERS & THE MATERIALS - Levine, Philip, 1962 - 1962

Publicity Correspondence

Box: 4 Folder: 28
Oppen/Reznikoff - BY THE WATERS & THE MATERIALS - Rago, Henry, 1962 - 1962

Publicity Correspondence

Box: 5 Folder: 1
Oppen/Reznikoff - BY THE WATERS & THE MATERIALS - Smith, Roger, 1962 - 1962

Publicity Correspondence

Box: 5 Folder: 2
Oppen/Reznikoff - BY THE WATERS & THE MATERIALS - Miscellaneous A-Z

Publicity Correspondence, ca. 1962

Box: 5 Folder: 3
Oppen/Reznikoff - BY THE WATERS & THE MATERIALS - Publicity Ephemera

Includes list of persons to be sent review copies of the books, ca. 1962

Box: 5 Folder: 4
Oppen/Reznikoff - BY THE WATERS & THE MATERIALS - Gotham Book Mart reception, 1962 - 1962

Publicity Photographs of Oppen and Reznikoff, also includes photos of C.P. Snow and Degnan

Box: 5 Folder: 5
Oppen/Reznikoff - BY THE WATERS & THE MATERIALS - Gotham Book Mart reception, 1962

Article and Photographs of the reception in THE VILLAGER, photocopy

Box: 5 Folder: 6
Oppen/Reznikoff - BY THE WATERS & THE MATERIALS - Gotham Book Mart reception, 1962 - 1962

Reviews of the two books

Box: 5 Folder: 7
Oppen/Reznikoff - THIS IN WHICH & TESTIMONY - Publicity ephemera
Box: 5 Folder: 8
Oppen/Reznikoff - Publicity for Poetry Center Ready by Reznikoff and Oppen, 1974 - 1974
Box: 5 Folder: 9
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - Published Work - The Mind's Own Place

Carbon of typescript

Box: 5 Folder: 10
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - Published Work - 20 poems and an Interview, 1973 - 1973

In CHICAGO, October 1973, no. 1, photocopy

Box: 5 Folder: 11
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - Published Work - Selected poems, 1980 - 1980

Published in Poetry Pilot, issued by Academy of American Poets

Box: 5 Folder: 12
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - Typescripts - Poems, 1960 - 1961

Sent by Oppen to Degnan for review

Box: 5 Folder: 13
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - Typescripts - Miscellaneous Poems
Box: 5 Folder: 14
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - Typescripts - Miscellaneous Poems
Box: 5 Folder: 15
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - THE MATERIALS - Typescript of poems, 1962 - 1962

Includes some correspondence between Oppen and Degnan relating to the poems

Box: 5 Folder: 16
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - THE MATERIALS - Publicity ephemera

ca. 1962

Box: 5 Folder: 17
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - THIS IN WHICH - Typescripts of poems for

ca. 1965

Box: 5 Folder: 18 Oversize: MC03713
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - THIS IN WHICH - Galley Proofs, 1965 - 1965

Three copies

Box: 5 Folder: 19
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - THIS IN WHICH - Ephemera

Includes contract and publicity materials, ca. 1964-1965

Box: 5 Folder: 20
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - THIS IN WHICH - Reviews, 1966 - 1966
Box: 5 Folder: 21
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - OF BEING NUMEROUS - Typescripts of poems, 1968 - 1968

Photocopies

Box: 5 Folder: 22
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - OF BEING NUMEROUS - Publicity material, 1969 - 1969
Box: 5 Folder: 23
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Work - COLLECTED POEMS - Reviews, 1972 - 1972
Box: 5 Folder: 24
Oppen, George - Correspondence - Letters between Oppen and Degnan, 1965 - 1981
Box: 5 Folder: 25
Oppen, George - Correspondence - Letters between Oppen and Degnan, 1965 - 1981
Box: 5 Folder: 26
Oppen, George - Correspondence - Letters between Oppen and Degnan, 1965 - 1981
Box: 5 Folder: 27
Oppen, George - Correspondence - Letters regarding THIS IN WHICH, 1965 - 1976
Box: 5 Folder: 28
Oppen, George - Correspondence - Letters from New Directions to Oppen, 1969 - 1976
Box: 6 Folder: 1
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Items - Poetry in the Sixties, 1969

Article in NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, Mentions Oppen's poetry, three copies

Box: 6 Folder: 2
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Items - Royalty Statements, 1968 - 1973
Box: 6 Folder: 3
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Items - Review PRIMITIVE, MEANING A LIFE, 1978

Reviews by Michael Heller in NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Box: 6 Folder: 4
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Items - A Tribute to George Oppen, 1983 - 1983

By Charles Amirkhanian in FOLIO

Box: 6 Folder: 5
Oppen, George - Miscellaneous Items - From Pulitzer to Alzheimer, 1984

Article on the life of Oppen in NORTHERN CALIFORNIAN JEWISH BULLETIN, vol. 132. no. 15, photocopy

Box: 6 Folder: 6
Oppen, Mary - Typescripts of Poems

ca. 1970's, photocopies

Box: 6 Folder: 7
Oppen, Mary - Poems by Mary Oppen

Typeset

Box: 6 Folder: 8
Oppen, Mary - Reviews of MEANING A LIFE, 1979 - 1979

Her autobiography

Box: 6 Folder: 9
Reznikoff, Charles - Miscellaneous Poems - Selected Poems

Three carbon copies of typescript

Box: 6 Folder: 10
Reznikoff, Charles - Miscellaneous Poems - Selected Poems

Three carbon copies of typescript

Box: 6 Folder: 11
Reznikoff, Charles - Miscellaneous Poems - Collected Poems

ca. 1959, three carbon copies of typescript

Box: 6 Folder: 12
Reznikoff, Charles - Miscellaneous Poems - Collected Poems

ca. 1959, three carbon copies of typescript

Box: 6 Folder: 13
Reznikoff, Charles - Miscellaneous Poems - Collected Poems

ca. 1959, three carbon copies of typescript

Box: 6 Folder: 14
Reznikoff, Charles - Books - BY THE WATERS OF MANHATTAN, 1962 - 1962

Ephemera and publicity materials

Box: 6 Folder: 15 Oversize: MC03714
Reznikoff, Charles - Books - Galley proofs, 1965 - 1965

Two copies, one has corrections

Box: 6 Folder: 16
Reznikoff, Charles - Books - TESTIMONY: THE UNITED STATES (1885-1890) -, 1965 - 1966

Publicity and advertising materials

Box: 6 Folder: 17
Reznikoff, Charles - Books - TESTIMONY: THE UNITED STATES (1885-1890) -, 1966 - 1966

Review by Milton Hindus in COMMENTARY

Box: 6 Folder: 18
Reznikoff, Charles - Books - TESTIMONY: THE UNITED STATES (1885-1890) -, 1965 - 1966

Miscellaneous Reviews

Box: 7 Folder: 1
Reznikoff, Charles - Correspondence - Letters between Reznikoff and Degnan, 1961 - 1975
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Reznikoff, Charles - Correspondence - About BY THE WATERS OF MANHATTAN

ca. 1962-1973

Box: 7 Folder: 3
Reznikoff, Charles - Correspondence - Correspondence about TESTIMONY, 1965 - 1965
Box: 7 Folder: 4
Reznikoff, Charles - Correspondence - Miscellaneous Correspondence to Reznikoff, 1969 - 1974
Box: 7 Folder: 5
Reznikoff, Charles - Miscellaneous Materials - Royalty Statements, 1968 - 1973
Box: 7 Folder: 6
Reznikoff, Charles - Miscellaneous Materials - Reznikoff's Obituary, 1976

Printed in the NEW YORK TIMES, includes note from Marie Syrkin to Degnan

Box: 7 Folder: 7
Snow, C.P. - Preface to BY THE WATERS OF MANHATTAN, 1961 - 1961

Written by Snow, two copies, typescript and carbon

Box: 7 Folder: 8
Snow, C.P. - Miscellaneous Clippings about Snow

ca. 1978

Box: 7 Folder: 9
Snow, C.P. - Correspondence between Snow and Degnan, 1961 - 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 10
Sorrentino, Gilbert - The Perfect Fiction, 1966 - 1966

Short Story, typescript, also includes some correspondence between Sorrentino and Degnan

Box: 7 Folder: 11
Zahn, Curtis - AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY - Typescript, 1963 - 1963

Two copyedited versions

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Zahn, Curtis - AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY - Typescript, 1963 - 1963

Two copyedited versions

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Zahn, Curtis - AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY - Ephemera and Publicity Materials, 1962 - 1965
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Zahn, Curtis - AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY - Reviews, 1965 - 1965
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Zahn, Curtis - Correspondence - Letters between Zahn and Degnan

ca. 1961-1969

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Zahn, Curtis - Correspondence - Letters between Zahn and George Hitchcock, 1962 - 1962
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Zahn, Curtis - Correspondence - Letters between Zahn and James Laughlin, 1962 - 1966
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Zahn, Curtis - Correspondence - Letters between Zahn and Roy Miller, 1958 - 1960
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Zahn, Curtis - Correspondence - Correspondence about Zahn, A-Z, 1962 - 1965
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Zahn, Curtis - Royalty Statements, 1968 - 1974

SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW ANNUAL, 1963

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SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW Annual - Typescripts - Three French poems, 1963 - 1963

By Brierre, Damas, Gratiant

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SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW Annual - Typescript - Polish Poems & Related Materials, 1963 - 1963
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SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW Annual - Typescripts - Too Soon for Pigeons, James Spencer, 1963 - 1963

Short story, photocopy

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SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW Annual - Typescript - Annotated draft of the Annual, 1963 - 1963

Carbon copy with annotations

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SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW Annual - Galley Proofs - 22 April 1963 and 5 July 1963, 1963

Includes corrections

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SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW Annual - Miscellaneous Ephemera, 1963 - 1963

Galley cover, contributors' note, and publicity information

ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

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Originals of Preservation Photocopies, 1963 - 1963