Kenward Elmslie Papers, 1901 - 2000 (MSS 0521)

Extent: 40 Linear feet (90 archives boxes, 1 card file, 27 oversize folders)

Papers of Kenward Elmslie, writer, performer, editor and publisher associated with the "New York School" of writers and artists. Elmslie's lyrics and libretti for operas and musicals-- MISS JULIE (1965), LIZZIE BORDEN (1966), THE SWEET BYE AND BYE (1966), THE GRASS HARP (1972), and THE SEAGULL (1974)-- brought a contemporary style to the language of musical theatre. The collection documents his literary career and personal life from the 1930s through the 1990s, with the bulk of the material spanning the period 1942-1995. Correspondence is a large and significant part of the collection, which also contains Elmslie's working and personal journals, notebooks, drafts and proofs of his published writings, unpublished material, handmade books and scrapbooks, and photographs.

Kenward Gray Elmslie was born in New York City on April 27, 1929, to William Gray Elmslie, a British businessman, and Constance Pulitzer, daughter of newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer. His early childhood was spent in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and he attended preparatory schools in Virginia, Ohio and Massachusetts. He was graduated from Harvard in 1950 with a B.A. in literature and began his writing career as a lyricist and librettist in collaboration with several composers. His published work for the musical theatre includes THE SWEET BYE AND BYE (1966) and LIZZIE BORDEN (1966), music by Jack Beeson; MISS JULIE (1965), music by Ned Rorem, and three works with composer Thomas Pasatieri, THE SEAGULL (1974), WASHINGTON SQUARE (1976), and THREE SISTERS (1986). He also wrote both the book and lyrics for a musical, THE GRASS HARP (1972) based on Truman Capote's novel.

In 1954 Elmslie began to publish his stories, short plays and verse in little magazines and gather them into collections: PAVILIONS (1961), POWER PLANT POEMS (1967), ALBUM (1969), CIRCUS NERVES (1971), MOTOR DISTURBANCE (1971), ORCHID STORIES (1973), TROPICALISM (1975), TOPIARY TREK (1977), MOVING RIGHT ALONG (1980), SUNG SEX (1990), CHAMP DUST (1994), BARE BONES (1995), ROUTINE DISRUPTIONS (1998). He also began to collaborate with graphic artists, especially with Joe Brainard on THE BABY BOOK (1965), THE CHAMP (1968), THE 1967 GAMEBOOK CALENDAR (1967), and SHINY RIDE (1972); with Donna Dennis on 26 BARS; and with Ken Tisa on BIMBO DIRT (1982) and PALAIS BIMBO SNAPSHOTS (1982).

In 1973 Elmslie became the editor of the Poetry Project's literary magazine, Z, and continued through issue ZZZZZZ in 1978. He was also editor and publisher of Z Press, publishing work by John Ashbery, Bill Berkson, Jean Boulte, Joe Brainard, Ian Finlay, Steve Gianakos, Joanne Kyger, Harry Matthews, Ron Padgett, James Schulyer, Anne Waldman and Marjorie Walish, among others.

Elmslie belonged to the American Guild of Authors and Composers, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Dramatists' Guild. His "Power Plant Sestina" (1967) received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. ROUTINE DISRUPTIONS (1971) received the Frank O'Hara Award.

For a chronology of Elmslie's life, full bibliographic information for his work and an extensive interview, see William C. Bamberger, KENWARD ELMSLIE: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE. Bamberger Books, 1993.

Papers of Kenward Elmslie, writer, performer, editor and publisher associated with the "New York School" of writers and artists. The collection documents Elmslie's personal life and career from the 1930s through the 1990s and includes correspondence, personal and working journals and notebooks, drafts, revisions, original submissions, and edited galleys for most of his published writings, and much unpublished material. Correspondence is a large and significant part of the collection, and includes letters exchanged with composers Jack Beeson, John Latouche, Claibe Richardson, Thomas Pasatieri and Ned Rorem, and graphic artists Joe Brainard, Donna Dennis and Kenneth Tisa. The production files of Z MAGAZINE and Z Press contain correspondence and manuscripts of writers and artists including John Ashbery, Jean Boulte, Joe Brainard, Ian Hamilton, Steve Gianakos, Joanne Kyger, Harry Matthews, Ron Padgett, James Schuyler, Anne Waldman, and Marjories Welish. There are a substantial number of photographs including formal portraits and snapshots depicting Elmslie, his friends and colleagues, his travels and interests, as well as albums containing photographs of members of the Pulitzer and Elmslie families in the early decades of the twentieth century. Also represented are pre-publication drafts by other poets and writers and manuscripts and miscellaneous materials by Joe Brainard and John Latouche.

Arranged in eleven series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) PERFORMANCE/THEATRE WORKS, 3) WRITINGS BY ELMSLIE, 4) PHOTOGRAPHS, 5) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 6) Z PRESS PRODUCTION FILES, 7) JOE BRAINARD MATERIAL, 8) JOHN LATOUCHE MATERIAL, 9) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 10) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL, and 11) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Container List

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 1) CORRESPONDENCE: Arranged alphabetically by correspondent and chronologically within folders. There are two subseries: A) General Correspondence and B) Family Correspondence. Correspondence related to specific Elmslie works, Z Press and the Joe Brainard and John Latouche material may be found throughout the collection.

A) General Correspondence: Documents the collaborative nature of much of Elmslie's writing and his support of the art, music and literary communities of the 1950s through 1990s. Correspondents include writers John Ashbery, Ted Berrigan, Maxine Chernoff, Diane Di Prima, Kenneth Koch, Joanne Kyger, Bernadette Mayer, Eileen Myles, James Schuyler, and Anne Waldman; artists Joe Brainard, Donna Dennis, Kenneth Tisa; composers Jack Beeson, Thomas Pasatieri, Claibe Richardson, Ned Rorem, and others. Many were aware of Elmslie's interest in postcards and sent humorous and unusual examples. Elmslie often kept copies of his own letters, sent and unsent, and these are located at the end of the General Correspondence subseries.

B) Family Correspondence: Letters by Elmslie's father, William Gray Elmslie to his wife Constance and to his son. There are also letters from Elmslie's sisters, Vivien and Cynthia, and from aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

General Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 1
A - Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 2
Abbott, Keith, 1973 - 1980
Box 1 Folder 3
Abish, Walter, 1977
Box 1 Folder 4
Academy of American Poets, 1967 - 1972
Box 1 Folder 5
Adler, Stella, 1967 - 1985
Box 1 Folder 6
Ahern, Tom, 1972 - 1980
Box 1 Folder 7
Ailanthus Press (Cynthia Savage), 1981
Box 1 Folder 8
Alan, Charles, 1967
Box 1 Folder 9
Albee, Edward, 1960 - 1971
Box 1 Folder 10
Aldan, Daisy, 1960 - 1969
Box 1 Folder 11
Alderson, Brooke, 1975 - 1978
Box 1 Folder 12
Allen, Donald, 1979

Also undated note.

Box 1 Folder 13
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (Matthew Coles), 1995 - 1998
Box 1 Folder 14
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation - Lesbian and Gay Rights Project (William B. Rubenstein), 1992 - 1995
Box 1 Folder 15
Ames, Roger, 1979 - 1980
Box 1 Folder 16
Andre, Michael, 1975 - 2001
Box 1 Folder 17
Andrews, Bruce, 1974 - 1982
Box 1 Folder 18
Antin, David, 1971
Box 1 Folder 19
Antin, Eleanor, 1971 - 1973
Box 1 Folder 20
Apolinar, Danny, 1961 - 1962
Box 1 Folder 21
ARSHILE (Mark Salerno), 1997 - 1998
Box 1 Folder 22
Ashbery, John, 1969 - 1998
Box 1 Folder 23
Authors Guild, 1972
Box 1 Folder 24
B - Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 25
Bagley, Ben, 1959 - 1962
Box 2 Folder 1
Bamberger, Bill, 1984 - 1998
Box 2 Folder 2
Bamberger, Bill

Undated.

Box 2 Folder 3
Bamberger, Janet, 1993 - 1994
Box 2 Folder 4
Banks, Russell, 1973 - 1981
Box 2 Folder 5
Barkdusk, Tony, 1958 - 1973
Box 2 Folder 6
Barkdusk, Tony. Undated
Box 2 Folder 7
BARNEY (Jack Skelley), 1981 - 1987
Box 2 Folder 8
Barr, Richard, 1960 - 1971
Box 2 Folder 9
Barthelme, Donald. Undated
Box 2 Folder 10
Basse, Anthony, 1951 - 1961
Box 2 Folder 11
Baxter, Glen, 1969 - 1984
Box 2 Folder 12
Beeson, Jack, 1951 - 1995
Box 2 Folder 13
Beeson, Miranda, 1978 - 1990
Box 2 Folder 14
Beeson, Reid. Undated
Box 2 Folder 15
Bellamy, Dodie, 1996 - 1998
Box 2 Folder 16
Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation, 1975 - 1979
Box 3 Folder 1
Bennett, John, 1969 - 1979
Box 3 Folder 2
Berkson, Bill, 1964 - 1996
Box 3 Folder 3
Berkson, Lynn, 1976 - 1995
Box 3 Folder 4
Berlin, Lucia, 1995 - 1998
Box 3 Folder 5
Bernstein, Charles, 1991
Box 3 Folder 6
Berrigan, Sandy, 1966 - 1994
Box 3 Folder 7
Berrigan, Ted and Alice, 1965 - 1973
Box 3 Folder 8
Bett, Stephen, 1978 - 1982
Box 3 Folder 9
Beyond Baroque Foundation, 1983 - 1987
Box 3 Folder 10
Bishop, Andre. Undated
Box 3 Folder 11
Black, Star, 1998
Box 3 Folder 12
BLACK BOX (Elizabeth Wray), 1975 - 1980
Box 3 Folder 13
Black Sparrow Press (John Martin), 1972 - 1975
Box 3 Folder 14
Blagojevic, Slobodan and Hamdya Demirovic, 1990 - 1996
Box 3 Folder 15
Boosey and Hawkes, Inc, 1967 - 1988
Box 3 Folder 16
Boulte, Jean, 1977 - 1997
Box 3 Folder 17
Braden, John, 1966 - 2003
Box 4 Folder 1
Brainard, Howard and Marie, 1994

Parents of Joe Brainard.

Box 4 Folder 2
Brainard, Joe, 1964 - 1991
Box 4 Folder 3
Brainard, Joe. Undated
Box 4 Folder 4
Brainard, John, 1978 - 2004
Box 4 Folder 5
Britton, Burt, 1975 - 1979
Box 4 Folder 6
Britton, Donald, 1979 - 1993
Box 4 Folder 7
BROOKLYN REVIEW (Robert Thompson), 1985
Box 4 Folder 8
Brough, Peter, 1981
Box 4 Folder 9
Brown, Lee Ann, 1988 - 1998
Box 4 Folder 10
Brown, Robert, 1972 - 1979
Box 4 Folder 11
Brownstein, Michael and Elizabeth Fox, 1965 - 1994
Box 4 Folder 12
Burckhardt, Rudy and Yvonne Jacquette, 1970 - 1997
Box 5 Folder 1
BURNING DECK (Rosmarie Waldrop), 1979 - 1992
Box 5 Folder 2
Burns, Barbara, 1986 - 1995
Box 5 Folder 3
Bye, Reed, 1980 - 1998
Box 5 Folder 4
C - Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 5
Cage, John, 1978
Box 5 Folder 6
Callon, Jack, 1993 - 1998
Box 5 Folder 7
Camp, Pauline and Harold, 1989 - 1996
Box 5 Folder 8
Card-A-Way Shop (Mrs. Ella Marsh Leighton), 1971 - 1973
Box 5 Folder 9
Carey, Carol, 1968 - 1974
Box 5 Folder 10
Carey, Thomas, 1671 - 1986
Box 5 Folder 11
Carroll, Paul, 1960 - 1972
Box 5 Folder 12
Chaloner, David, 1971 - 1981
Box 5 Folder 13
Cherington, Mary. Undated
Box 5 Folder 14
Chernoff, Maxine, 1963 - 1990
Box 5 Folder 15
Chernoff, Maxine, 1991 - 1994
Box 5 Folder 16
Chernoff, Maxine, 1995 - 1998
Box 6 Folder 1
Chernoff, Maxine. Undated
Box 6 Folder 2
Chester, Laura, 1975
Box 6 Folder 3
Ciam, Sally and Wynn Chamberlain, 1965 - 1968
Box 6 Folder 4
Clark, Tom, 1966 - 1985
Box 6 Folder 5
Cloud House Poetry Archive, 1996 - 1997
Box 6 Folder 6
Clough, Mary, 1970 - 1997
Box 6 Folder 7
Clow, Bill, 1954 - 1969
Box 6 Folder 8
Codrescu, Andrei, 1967 - 1979
Box 6 Folder 9
Cohen, Marc, 1986 - 1992
Box 6 Folder 10
Coles, Bill, 1951 - 1956
Box 6 Folder 11
Columbia University Press, 1968
Box 6 Folder 12
CONJUNCTIONS (Brad Morrow), 1983 - 1998
Box 6 Folder 13
Cooper, Dennis, 1979 - 1984
Box 6 Folder 14
Corbett, Arden, 1993 - 1998
Box 6 Folder 15
Corbett, Bill, 1971 - 1981
Box 6 Folder 16
Corbett, Bill, 1982 - 1992
Box 7 Folder 1
Corbett, Bill, 1993 - 1998
Box 7 Folder 2
Corbett, Bill. Undated
Box 7 Folder 3
Corn, Alfred and Sandy McClatchy, 1982 - 1988
Box 7 Folder 4
Crabtree, Lee, 1971 - 1972
Box 7 Folder 5
Crase, Douglas, 1973 - 1980
Box 7 Folder 6
Creeley, Robert, 1996
Box 7 Folder 7
Curtis, Jackie, 1975
Box 7 Folder 8
D - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 9
Darling, Francis, 1956 - 1959
Box 7 Folder 10
Dash, Robert, 1972 - 1994
Box 7 Folder 11
Davidson, Michael, 1985 - 1986
Box 7 Folder 12
Davies, Alan, 1975 - 1977
Box 7 Folder 13
Deanovich, Connie, 1994 - 1999
Box 7 Folder 14
Delynn, Jane, 1971 - 1979
Box 7 Folder 15
Dempsey, Jack, 1956 - 1974
Box 7 Folder 16
Dennis, Donna, 1971 - 2001
Box 7 Folder 17
Di Prima, Diane, 1956 - 1997
Box 7 Folder 18
Dixon, Pearl (Mrs. Frederick Dixon), 1972 - 1977
Box 7 Folder 19
Dluglos, Tim, 1973 - 1986
Box 7 Folder 20
Douglas, Mitch, 1971 - 1974
Box 8 Folder 1
Dowell-Slatt, Coleman, 1959 - 1968
Box 8 Folder 2
Drennan, Bessie, 1953 - 1958
Box 8 Folder 3
Drummond, Andrew, 1974
Box 8 Folder 4
Dunn, Anne, 1968 - 1994
Box 8 Folder 5
Durary, Chris, 1982
Box 8 Folder 6
E - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 7
Edith C. Blum Art Institute, 1985 - 1986
Box 8 Folder 8
Elliot, William, 1969 - 1979
Box 8 Folder 9
Emily Lowe Gallery, 1972 - 1975
Box 8 Folder 10
Ennis, Edward, 1964 - 1983
Box 8 Folder 11
Equi, Elaine, 1979 - 2004
Box 8 Folder 12
Eshleman, Clayton, 1995 - 1998
Box 8 Folder 13
Ewert, Mark, 1988 - 1991
Box 8 Folder 14
Eye and Ear Theater, Inc., 1979 - 1986
Box 8 Folder 15
F - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 16
Fagin, Larry, 1969 - 1980
Box 8 Folder 17
FIGURES (Geoffrey Young), 1984 - 1988
Box 8 Folder 18
Finlay, Ian Hamilton and Sue, 1975 - 1978
Box 8 Folder 19
Follett Publishing Company, 1967 - 1971
Box 8 Folder 20
Ford, Charles Henry, 1965 - 1980
Box 8 Folder 21
Ford, Ruth, 1967 - 1994
Box 8 Folder 22
Fowler, Matthew, 1996 - 1998
Box 8 Folder 23
Foye, Raymond, 1984 - 1988
Box 8 Folder 24
Franco, Michael Pinto and Isabel, 1994 - 1997
Box 8 Folder 25
Frank, Benno D., 1967 - 1968
Box 8 Folder 26
Frank O'Hara Foundation, 1969 - 1971
Box 8 Folder 27
Fraser, Kathleen, 1975 - 1996
Box 8 Folder 28
Freedberg, Kate, 1967 - 1996
Box 8 Folder 29
Freedberg, Nathaniel, 1973-1991
Box 9 Folder 1
Freilicher, Jane, 1970 - 1998
Box 9 Folder 2
Friedman, Ed and Lori, 1986 - 2001
Box 9 Folder 3
Friedman, Michael, 1976 - 2001
Box 9 Folder 4
Fulmer, Frederick, 1978 - 1994
Box 9 Folder 5
G - Miscellaneous
Box 9 Folder 6
Garrison, Elizabeth, 1988 - 1993
Box 9 Folder 7
GAY SUNSHINE, 1974 - 1982
Box 9 Folder 8
Gianakos, Steve, 1981 - 1985
Box 9 Folder 9
Giles, Ted, 1978 - 1981
Box 9 Folder 10
Ginsberg, Allen, 1977 - 1981
Box 9 Folder 11
Giorno Poetry Systems Institute, Inc., 1974 - 1979
Box 9 Folder 12
Gizzi, Peter and Liz, 1988 - 2007
Box 9 Folder 13
Gluck, Bob, 1997 - 2005
Box 9 Folder 14
Godfrey, John, 1969 - 1994
Box 9 Folder 15
Gold, Arthur and Robert Fizdale, 1963 - 1969
Box 9 Folder 16
Golde, Morris, 1960 - 2001
Box 9 Folder 17
Gooch, Brad, 1973 - 1994
Box 9 Folder 18
Gordon, Alice, 1985 - 1994
Box 9 Folder 19
Gotham Book Mart, 1970 - 1990
Box 9 Folder 20
Graf, Herbert, 1969 - 1971
Box 9 Folder 21
Greene, Tinker, 1978 - 1980
Box 9 Folder 22
Groffsky, Maxine, 1962 - 1975
Box 10 Folder 1
Grooms, Lizzy and Red, 1979 - 1984
Box 10 Folder 2
Gruen, John, 1965 - 1983
Box 10 Folder 3
Guest, Barbara, 1968 - 1996
Box 10 Folder 4
H - Miscellaneous
Box 10 Folder 5
Hall, Adrian

1971 and 1979

Box 10 Folder 6
Hall, Donald, 1967 - 1971
Box 10 Folder 7
Hampson, David and Anne

1987 and 1994.

Box 10 Folder 8
Harwood, Lee, 1964 - 1984
Box 10 Folder 9
Hashey, Jan and Yasuo and Minagawa, 1979 - 1997
Box 10 Folder 10
Hawkins, Bobbie, 1977
Box 10 Folder 11
Hayes, Janet, 1968 - 1979
Box 10 Folder 12
Hazan, Jane and Joe and Elizabeth, 1960 - 1993
Box 10 Folder 13
Hellman, Lillian, 1973
Box 10 Folder 14
Henry, Gerrit, 1972 - 1986
Box 10 Folder 15
Higgins, Dick, 1974 - 1979
Box 10 Folder 16
Hill, Lott, 1996 - 1998
Box 10 Folder 17
Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art, 1987
Box 10 Folder 18
Hoover, Paul (Oink Press), 1974 - 1997
Box 10 Folder 19
Hornick, Lita, 1963 - 1971
Box 10 Folder 20
HOUSE AND GARDEN (Alice Gorden), 1986
Box 10 Folder 21
Hudspith, Vicki, 1972 - 1990
Box 10 Folder 22
I - Miscelleneous
Box 10 Folder 23
International Creative Management (Mitch Douglas), 1975 - 1992
Box 10 Folder 24
International Famous Agency (Mitch Douglas), 1974
Box 10 Folder 25
IRIDESCENCE (Michael Sheppard and Andrea Giannetti), 1988
Box 10 Folder 26
J - Miscellaneous
Box 10 Folder 27
Jargon Society, Inc. (Jonathan Williams), 1975 - 1997
Box 11 Folder 1
Johnson, Ray, 1973 - 1982
Box 11 Folder 2
K - Miscellaneous
Box 11 Folder 3
Kamarck, Larry, 1970 - 1971
Box 11 Folder 4
Katz, Alex and Ada, 1966 - 1994
Box 11 Folder 5
Kaufmann [?], Joel, 1976 - 1979
Box 11 Folder 6
Kelly, Robert, 1974
Box 11 Folder 7
Kent, Louise, 1957 - 1969
Box 11 Folder 8
Kermani, David, 1974 - 1979
Box 11 Folder 9
Kernan, Nathan, 1993 - 2004
Box 11 Folder 10
Killian, Kevin, 1994 - 1998
Box 11 Folder 11
Kinde, Chuck, 1972
Box 11 Folder 12
Kiross, Patrick, 1959 - 1969
Box 11 Folder 13
Kitselman, Jane, 1994
Box 11 Folder 14
Koch, Kenneth, 1963 - 1992
Box 11 Folder 15
Kornblum, Allan, 1976
Box 11 Folder 16
Kyger, Joanne, 1968 - 1997
Box 11 Folder 17
L - Miscellaneous
Box 11 Folder 18
Lally, Michael, 1974 - 1985
Box 11 Folder 19
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., 1988 - 1990
Box 11 Folder 20
Lange, Art, 1977 - 1987
Box 12 Folder 1
Lansing, Gerrit, 1915 - 1969
Box 12 Folder 2
Lansing, Gerrit, 1970 - 2004
Box 12 Folder 3
Lardner, Jim, 1980
Box 12 Folder 4
Latouche, John, 1955 - 1957
Box 12 Folder 5
Lauterbach, Ann, 1973 - 1988
Box 12 Folder 6
Lauterbach, Ann, 1989 - 1997
Box 12 Folder 7
LaVoie, Steven Paul (FAMOUS), 1975 - 1978
Box 12 Folder 8
Le Seuer, Joe, 1966 - 1977
Box 12 Folder 9
Lehman, David, 1978 - 2003
Box 13 Folder 1
Leon, Oscar, 1992 - 1995
Box 13 Folder 2
Leonard, Peter, 1979 - 1990
Box 13 Folder 3
Lerman, Leo, 1961 - 1994
Box 13 Folder 4
Levitz, Annabel, 1975 - 1998
Box 13 Folder 5
Lima, Frank, 1967 - 1993
Box 13 Folder 6
Living Theatre (Julian Beck), 1961 - 1962
Box 13 Folder 7
Lustig, Shelley, 1970 - 1997
Box 13 Folder 8
Lyon, Catherine, 1975 - 1982
Box 13 Folder 9
M - Miscellaneous
Box 13 Folder 10
Maas, Willard, 1959 - 1968
Box 13 Folder 11
MacGinnes, Mac, 1978 - 1998
Box 14 Folder 1
Machiz, Herbert, 1956 - 1965
Box 14 Folder 2
MADEMOISELLE, 1971 - 1972
Box 14 Folder 3
Malanga, Gerard, 1952 - 1977
Box 14 Folder 4
Mann, Ron, 1983 - 1986
Box 14 Folder 5
Martin, Harry, 1952 - 1971
Box 14 Folder 6
Mathews, Harry, 1962 - 1995
Box 14 Folder 7
Mayer, Bernadette, 1976 - 1997
Box 14 Folder 8
McCloskey, Mark, 1961 - 1969
Box 14 Folder 9
McNaughton, Duncan, 1993 - 1994
Box 14 Folder 10
Meyer, Thomas, 1966 - 1997
Box 14 Folder 11
Mikolowski, Ann and Ken, 1981 - 1997
Box 14 Folder 12
Miller, Paul Stephen, 1977 - 1980
Box 14 Folder 13
MISSISSIPPI REVIEW (Frederick Barthelme), 1978 - 1980
Box 14 Folder 14
Mitchell, Donna, 1986
Box 14 Folder 15
Moon, Rusti, 1980 - 1982
Box 14 Folder 16
Moore, Douglas and Emily, 1956 - 1969
Box 14 Folder 17
Moore, Frank, 1988 - 1998
Box 14 Folder 18
Morel, Daphne, 1960 - 1967
Box 14 Folder 19
Morgan, Vance, 1981
Box 14 Folder 20
Morrow, Bradford, 1993
Box 14 Folder 21
Moss, Howard, 1961 - 1976
Box 14 Folder 22
MOTHER (David Moberg), 1964
Box 14 Folder 23
Movimento Freudiano Internazionale (Armando Verdiglione), 1981
Box 14 Folder 24
Mucha, Patty, 1970 - 1997
Box 14 Folder 25
Museum of Modern Art, 1967 - 1981
Box 14 Folder 26
Museum of the City of New York, 1968 - 1981
Box 14 Folder 27
Myers, John, 1951 - 1975
Box 14 Folder 28
Myles, Eileen, 1976 - 1982
Box 14 Folder 29
N - Miscellaneous
Box 14 Folder 30
National Endowment for the Arts, 1975 - 1979
Box 14 Folder 31
National Portrait Gallery, 1995 - 1996
Box 15 Folder 1
Nations, Opal, 1974 - 1976
Box 15 Folder 2
Nease, Byron, 1982
Box 15 Folder 3
Neuberger Museum, 1985
Box 15 Folder 4
NEW CENSORSHIP (Ivan Suvanjieff), 1991 - 1995
Box 15 Folder 5
New York Lyric Opera Company, 1979 - 1980
Box 15 Folder 6
Nicholson, Susan, 1995 - 1998
Box 15 Folder 7
Nolan, Pat, 1973 - 1993
Box 15 Folder 8
North, Charles, 1969 - 1994
Box 15 Folder 9
O - Miscellaneous
Box 15 Folder 10
O-BLEK (Peter Gizzi), 1987 - 1990
Box 15 Folder 11
O'Hare, Lynn, 1973
Box 15 Folder 12
Oldenburg, Patty, 1971 - 1973
Box 15 Folder 13
Olson, Charles, 1959 - 1960
Box 15 Folder 14
Olson, Kirby, 1979 - 1995
Box 15 Folder 15
OPERA JOURNAL, 1974 - 1976
Box 15 Folder 16
Owen, Maureen, 1971 - 1977
Box 15 Folder 17
P - Miscellaneous
Box 15 Folder 18
Padgett, Ron, 1960 - 1979
Box 16 Folder 1
Padgett, Ron, 1980 - 1998
Box 16 Folder 2
Padgett, Wayne and Siobhan, 1978 - 1997
Box 16 Folder 3
Pally, Maggie, 1967 - 1994
Box 16 Folder 4
PARIS REVIEW (Jonathan Galassi), 1978 - 1981
Box 16 Folder 5
Park, Darragh, 1975 - 1994
Box 16 Folder 6
PARNASSUS: POETRY IN REVIEW (Herbert Leibowitz), 1978 - 1984
Box 16 Folder 7
Parrish, Dan, 1950 - 1954
Box 16 Folder 8
Parrish, Dan, 1955 - 1988
Box 16 Folder 9
Pasatieri, Thomas, 1972 - 1985

Includes black-and-white photograph.

Box 16 Folder 10
Penguin Books, Ltd., 1972 - 1974
Box 16 Folder 11
Perkins, Helvetia, 1955 - 1982
Box 16 Folder 12
Perry, Maggie, 1956 - 1958
Box 16 Folder 13
Peterfreund, Emanuel, 1968 - 1970
Box 16 Folder 14
Pew, Mrs. Thomas W. (Florence), 1974 - 1980
Box 16 Folder 15
Placid, Dempsey, R.M., 1954 - 1988
Box 16 Folder 16
Playwright's Center (David Moore, Jr.), 1975 - 1994
Box 16 Folder 17
POETRY, 1959 - 1979
Box 16 Folder 18
Poetry Center, 1970 - 1990
Box 16 Folder 19
Poetry Project, 1974 - 1998
Box 17 Folder 1
Porter, Anne, 1966 - 1972
Box 17 Folder 2
Porter, Fairfield, 1954 - 1972
Box 17 Folder 3
Psacharopoulos, Nikos, 1973 - 1977
Box 17 Folder 4
Q - Miscellaneous
Box 17 Folder 5
R - Miscellaneous
Box 17 Folder 6
Rabb, Ellis, 1970 - 1977
Box 17 Folder 7
Richardson, Claibe, 1963 - 1998
Box 17 Folder 8
Richardson, Helen, 1970 - 1972
Box 17 Folder 9
Roca, Octavia, 1979 - 1981
Box 17 Folder 10
Rock and Rock (attorneys), 1970 - 1974
Box 17 Folder 11
Rodefer, Stephen, 1987 - 1997
Box 17 Folder 12
Rorem, Ned, 1953 - 1996
Box 17 Folder 13
Rosenburg, David, 1970 - 2002
Box 17 Folder 14
Rosenthal, Mrs. Sigmund, 1952 - 1953
Box 17 Folder 15
S - Miscellaneous
Box 18 Folder 1
S. Fischer Verlag, 1959 - 1966
Box 18 Folder 2
Sansegundo, Ruth, 1971 - 1979
Box 18 Folder 3
Schjeldahl, Peter, 1972 - 1983
Box 18 Folder 4
Schuyler, James, 1962 - 1988
Box 18 Folder 5
Scott, Hegel, 1966 - 1976
Box 18 Folder 6
Segessman, Harry, 1971
Box 18 Folder 7
Seoziak, Edward, 1969
Box 18 Folder 8
Shapiro, David, 1978 - 1980
Box 18 Folder 9
Sheppard, Michael, 1972 - 1990
Box 18 Folder 10
Siegel, Joel, 1969 - 2001
Box 18 Folder 11
Simon, Joan, 1973 - 1975
Box 18 Folder 12
Smith, Maureen, 1975 - 1977
Box 18 Folder 13
Snell, Donald, 1971 - 1972
Box 18 Folder 14
Southgate, Patsy, 1974 - 1994
Box 18 Folder 15
Stinehour Press, 1975 - 1981
Box 18 Folder 16
Stock, Vicki, 1995 - 1996
Box 18 Folder 17
Stout, Mary, 1972 - 1988
Box 18 Folder 18
Suddler, Donald, 1979 - 1985
Box 18 Folder 19
Sun and Moon Press (Douglas Messerli), 1977 - 1997
Box 18 Folder 20
Szuba, Andrezej, 1982 - 1987
Box 18 Folder 21
T - Miscellaneous
Box 18 Folder 22
Tampubolon, Jimmy, 1982 - 1996
Box 19 Folder 1
Taylor, Steven, 1984 - 1998
Box 19 Folder 2
Thomas, Lorenzo, 1974
Box 19 Folder 3
Thomas, Richard, 1975 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 4
Thomson, Virgil, 1965 - 1971
Box 19 Folder 5
Tice, Jan, 1963 - 1964
Box 19 Folder 6
Tisa, Ken, 1977 - 1998
Box 19 Folder 7
Toothpaste Press (Alan Kornblum), 1975
Box 19 Folder 8
Torok, Karl, 1974 - 1982
Box 19 Folder 9
Towle, Irma, 1967 - 1973
Box 19 Folder 10
Towle, Rachel, 1972 - 1981
Box 19 Folder 11
Towle, Tony, 1969 - 1975
Box 19 Folder 12
Trinidad, David, 1981
Box 19 Folder 13
Tucker, Chuck, 1961 - 1969
Box 19 Folder 14
Turner, C., 1961 - 1965
Box 19 Folder 15
Tysh, Chris, 1993
Box 19 Folder 16
U - Miscellaneous
Box 19 Folder 17
United States Senate and House of Representatives, 1968 - 1998

Eugene J. McCarthy, Winston Prouty, John M. Murphy, Patrick J. Leahy, Robert T. Stafford, Neal J. Houston, and James M. Jeffords.

Box 19 Folder 18
University of California, San Diego. Mandeville Department of Special Collections, 1986 - 1987
Box 19 Folder 19
University of Michigan, 1971 - 1973
Box 19 Folder 20
UNMUZZLED OX (Michael Andre), 1974 - 1997
Box 19 Folder 21
V - Miscellaneous
Box 19 Folder 22
Van Dyke, Henry, 1972 - 1975
Box 19 Folder 23
Vash, Joe, 1956 - 1966
Box 19 Folder 24
Veitch, Tom, 1969 - 1981
Box 19 Folder 25
Vermont Council on the Arts (Ellen Lovell), 1969 - 1989
Box 19 Folder 26
Vermont Folklife Center, 1989 - 1990
Box 19 Folder 27
Violi, Paul, 1975 - 1982
Box 20 Folder 1
W - Miscellaneous
Box 20 Folder 2
Wachtel, Andrea, 1971
Box 20 Folder 3
Wakoski, Diane, 1965 - 1969
Box 20 Folder 4
Waldman, Anne, 1969 - 1979
Box 20 Folder 5
Waldman, Anne, 1981 - 2001
Box 20 Folder 6
Waldman, Frances, 1968 - 1980
Box 20 Folder 7
Waldrop, Keith, 1977 - 1978
Box 20 Folder 8
Walker, Janet, 1978 - 1994
Box 20 Folder 9
Warsh, Lewis, 1967 - 1994
Box 20 Folder 10
Watershed Foundation, 1977 - 1994
Box 20 Folder 11
Watkins, Ben, 1986 - 1997
Box 20 Folder 12
Watten, Barrett (THIS magazine), 1984 - 1985
Box 20 Folder 13
Weeks, Ralph and Elsie, 1956 - 1989
Box 21 Folder 1
Weinberg, Steven, 1986
Box 21 Folder 2
Welish, Marjorie, 1978 - 1985
Box 21 Folder 3
Welt, Bernard, 1977 - 1994
Box 21 Folder 4
Whalen, Phillip, 1971
Box 21 Folder 5
Wieners, John, 1969 - 1970
Box 21 Folder 6
Williamstown Theatre

1967 and 1973

Box 21 Folder 7
Wilson, Robert, 1991 - 1998
Box 21 Folder 8
Winch, Terence, 1975 - 1985
Box 21 Folder 9
Winkfield, Trevor, 1967 - 1996
Box 21 Folder 10
Wolfe, Steve, 1970 - 1994
Box 21 Folder 11
Woodland Pattern Book Center, 1996
Box 21 Folder 12
Wright, Barbara, 1966
Box 21 Folder 13
Y - Miscellaneous
Box 21 Folder 14
Yorck, Ruth, 1954 - 1966
Box 21 Folder 15
Yorck, Ruth. Undated
Box 21 Folder 16
Young, Geoffrey, 1973 - 1996
Box 21 Folder 17
Z - Miscellaneous
Box 21 Folder 18
Zaslove, Arne, 1978 - 1994
Box 21 Folder 19
Zavatsky, Bill, 1970 - 1975
Box 21 Folder 20
Zivancevic, Nina, 1988 - 2001
Box 22 Folder 1
Unidentified A - B
Box 22 Folder 2
Unidentified C - I
Box 22 Folder 3
Unidentified J - L
Box 22 Folder 4
Unidentified M - R
Box 23 Folder 1
Unidentified S - W
Box 23 Folder 2
Letters by Kenward Elmslie to others, A - I

Most undated typescripts.

Box 23 Folder 3
Letters by Kenward Elmslie to others, J - W

Most undated typescripts.

Box 23 Folder 4
Messages and notes to Kenward Elmslie from others

Most undated and handwritten.

Box 23 Folder 5
Unidentifiable letters and postcards

Family Correspondence

Box 24 Folder 1
Elmslie, Alexandra (niece), 1961 - 1998

Includes handwritten "Freaks throughout the World" by Alexandra and Kenward Elmslie, dated July 8, 1962.

Box 24 Folder 2
Elmslie, Jean (Mrs. William Elmslie), 1956 - 1981
Box 24 Folder 3
Elmslie, Joyce, 1958 - 1965
Box 24 Folder 4
Elmslie, K.G. (Ken), 1988 - 1989

English branch of Elmslie family. Kenward G. Elmslie referred to as his namesake.

Box 24 Folder 5
Elmslie, Vivien (sister), 1952 - 1973
Box 24 Folder 6
Elmslie, Vivien (sister), 1975 - 1997
Box 24 Folder 7
Elmslie, Vivien (sister)

Undated.

Box 24 Folder 8
Elmslie, William Gray (father), 1906 - 1915
Box 24 Folder 9
Elmslie, William Gray (father), 1952 - 1955
Box 24 Folder 10
Gardiner, Mary (aunt), 1957 - 1960
Box 24 Folder 11
Jacob, Mrs. Charles R. (Aunt Gladys), 1957 - 1977
Box 25 Folder 1
Lansing, Mrs. Charles (Aunt Alice), 1952 - 1973
Box 25 Folder 2
Moore, Mrs. William S. (Auntie), 1956 - 1966
Box 25 Folder 3
Pulitzer, Constance Helen, 1901
Box 25 Folder 4
Pulitzer, Joseph, 1911 - 1986
Box 25 Folder 5
Pulitzer, Mrs. Ralph (Aunt Peggy), 1954 - 1972
Box 25 Folder 6
Russe, Vivien, 1959 - 1998
Box 25 Folder 7
Russe, Vivien

Undated.

Box 25 Folder 8
Russe, Willie, 1991 - 1998
Box 25 Folder 9
Webb, Gerald B., 1913

Constance Pulitzer's physician.

Box 25 Folder 10
Weir, Cynthia (sister), 1946 - 1953
Box 26 Folder 1
Weir, Cynthia (sister), 1954 - 1961
Box 26 Folder 2
Weir, Cynthia (sister), 1962 - 1965
Box 26 Folder 3
Weir, Cynthia (sister), 1966 - 1971
Box 26 Folder 4
Weir, Cynthia (sister), 1972 - 1979
Box 27 Folder 1
Weir, Cynthia (sister), 1980 - 1996
Box 27 Folder 2
Weir, Cynthia (sister)

Undated.

Box 27 Folder 3
Weir, Cynthia (sister)

Undated.

Box 27 Folder 4
Weir, Gordon and Susie, 1953 - 1997
Box 27 Folder 5
Weir, Jim and Rosalind (nephew), 1964 - 1975
Box 27 Folder 6
Weir, William C., 1986
Box 27 Folder 7
Miscellaneous family correspondence

PERFORMANCE/THEATRE WORKS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 2) PERFORMANCE/THEATRE WORKS: Arranged chronologically in three subseries: A) Published Works, B) Unpublished Works and C) Announcements and Flyers.

A) Published Works: Arranged by year of publication, given in parentheses, then alphabetically by title within a single year. The material for each title is arranged in order of production. Related correspondence, if any, is first, followed by folders that may contain notes and outlines, work-in-progress files, drafts, and proofs. Collateral material, such as music scores, photographs or illustrations, is next, followed by advertisements, programs and reviews. In those instances where a sound or film recording was made of a work, material related to these formats concludes the section.

B) Unpublished Works: Arranged alphabetically by title or first line and contains handwritten, typescript, paste-up, and photocopied texts.

C) Announcement and Flyers: Arranged chronologically and contains a variety of promotional formats-- newspaper and magazine advertisements, mailings and posters-- for performances and readings of works by Elmslie.

Published Works

Box 28 Folder 1
List of performances of works by Kenward Elmslie, 1955 - 1972

Typescript list giving title of work, date of performance, place, and number of performances.

Box 28 Folder 2
Lists, "Published Plays and Librettos," and "Published Songs" by Kenward Elmslie, 1965 - 1974

Typescript lists with publishers and dates.

Box 28 Folder 3
LOVE WISE (1959)

Lyrics for music by Marvin Fisher. Written for "The Ticklish Acrobat," an unproduced work. Typescript drafts with handwritten annotations.

Box 28 Folder 4
FAR ISLAND (1961)

Lyrics, for music by Ned Rorem. Handwritten page.

Box 28 Folder 5
MISS JULIE (1965)

Typescript synopsis with annotations.

Box 28 Folder 6
MISS JULIE (1965)

Work-in-progress file, section 1. Typescript draft scenes with annotations.

Box 28 Folder 7
MISS JULIE (1965)

Work-in-progress file, section 2. Typescript draft scenes with annotations.

Box 28 Folder 8
MISS JULIE (1965)

Work-in-progress file, section 3. Typescript outlines and drafts of Act 1 and Act 2.

Box 28 Folder 9
MISS JULIE (1965)

Typescript draft libretto and copies of Elmslie's May 20 and May 23, 1965[?] letters to Rudel.

Oversize FB-328-01
MISS JULIE (1965). Vocal score by Ned Rorem, 1968

Spiral bound.

Box 28 Folder 10
MISS JULIE (1965). Program and promotional material, 1965 - 1979

Includes contact sheet with names of production staff, and pamphlet listing works by Ned Rorem.

Box 28 Folder 11
MISS JULIE. Reviews, 1979 - 1980

Photocopies of newspaper and magazine articles.

Box 28 Folder 12
HIGHLIGHTS FROM MISS JULIE. Recorded album, 1979

Production and promotional material with paste-ups, page proofs, reviews, and postcards from Ned Rorem.

Box 28 Folder 13
LIZZIE BORDEN (1966)

Synopsis, "As yet untitled." Typescript with handwritten annotations.

Box 28 Folder 14
LIZZIE BORDEN (1966)

Work-in-progress file, section 1. Typescript draft scenes with annotations.

Box 28 Folder 15
LIZZIE BORDEN (1966)

Work-in-progress file, section 2. Typescript draft scenes.

Box 29 Folder 1
LIZZIE BORDEN (1966)

Work-in-progress file, section 3. Typescript draft scenes.

Box 29 Folder 2
LIZZIE BORDEN (1966). Programs and promotional material for productions, 1967 - 1991
Box 29 Folder 3
LIZZIE BORDEN (1966). Reviews, 1966

Newspaper and magazine articles.

Box 29 Folder 4 Oversize FB-328-02
LIZZIE BORDEN (1966). Scrapbooks, 1965-1966

Program, newspaper and magazine clippings, telegrams, and ticket stubs (preservation photocopy). 1966-1967 scrapbook with programs, newspaper clippings, reviews, and correspondence regarding LIZZIE BORDEN, MISS JULIE and miscellaneous concert performances removed to Oversize box.

Oversize FB-328-03
LIZZIE BORDEN (1966). Vocal score by Jack Beeson, 1966

Draft [?].

Box 29 Folder 5
SWEET BYE AND BYE (1966)

Work-in-progress file, section 1. Typescript and handwritten draft scenes and an article on Billy Graham from TIME, October 25, 1954.

Box 29 Folder 6
SWEET BYE AND BYE (1966)

Work-in-progress file, section 2. Typescript and handwritten draft scenes.

Box 29 Folder 7
SWEET BYE AND BYE (1966)

Work-in-progress file, section 3. Typescript draft scenes.

Box 29 Folder 8
SWEET BYE AND BYE (1966)

Typescript draft and synopsis.

Box 29 Folder 9
SWEET BYE AND BYE (1966)

Spiral bound typescript dated April 19, 1960.

Oversize FB-328-04
SWEET BYE AND BYE (1966). Vocal score manuscript by Jack Beeson - Act 1, 1966
Oversize FB-329-01
SWEET BYE AND BYE (1966). Vocal score manuscript by Jack Beeson - Act 2, 1966

Handwritten draft for Act 2.

Box 29 Folder 10
SWEET BYE AND BYE (1966). Program, promotional material and reviews of the recorded album, 1957 - 1974
Oversize FB-329-02
SWEET BYE AND BYE (1966). Scrapbook, 1966 - 1967

Program, tickets, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and black-and-white photographs. Also contains newspaper clipping on "The Automobile Graveyard."

Box 29 Folder 11
ALASKA (1971). Lyrics for music by Lee Crabtree, 1971

Typescripts with annotations and "Certificate of Registration of a Claim to Copyright," March 13, 1971.

Box 30 Folder 1
CITY JUNKET (1972). Correspondence, 1970 - 1987
Box 30 Folder 2
CITY JUNKET (1972). Outlines, notes, synopsis and production history, 1974 - 1978
Box 30 Folder 3
CITY JUNKET (1972). Notebook, 1972

Brief notes on scenes.

Box 30 Folder 4
CITY JUNKET (1972)

Work-in-progress file, section 1. Typescripts and photocopies of draft scenes.

Box 30 Folder 5
CITY JUNKET (1972)

Work-in-progress file, section 2. Typescripts, photocopies and handwritten notes.

Box 30 Folder 6
CITY JUNKET (1972)

Work-in-progress file, section 3. Typescripts and photocopies of scenes.

Box 30 Folder 7
CITY JUNKET (1972)

Work-in-progress file, section 4. Typescripts and photocopies of scenes.

Box 31 Folder 1
CITY JUNKET (1972)

Work-in-progress file, section 5. Typescript, photocopies and notes.

Box 31 Folder 2
CITY JUNKET (1972)

Working draft number one. Typescript and paste-up texts.

Box 31 Folder 3
CITY JUNKET (1972)

Working draft number two. Photocopy of typescript.

Box 31 Folder 4
CITY JUNKET (1972)

Working draft number three. Typescripts and photocopies.

Box 31 Folder 5
CITY JUNKET (1972)

Working draft number four. Typescripts and photocopies.

Box 31 Folder 6
CITY JUNKET (1972)

Photocopy of final [?] working draft and a cover.

Box 31 Folder 7
CITY JUNKET (1972)

Final [?] draft for publication sent to William Bamberger. Typescripts and photocopies.

Box 31 Folder 8
CITY JUNKET (1972)

Sheet music for "The General Fong Song" and "The Woolworth Song." Music by Kenward Elmslie [?], arrangement by Roger Trefousse. Photocopies.

Box 31 Folder 9
CITY JUNKET (1972). Notes for a reading at Rice University, March 7, 1974

Also contains color photocopies of visual material by Larry Rivers and Diane Molinari and black-and-white photographs of John Ashbery, Kenward Elmslie, Ruth Kligman, Clarice Rivers, and unidentified others.

Box 31 Folder 10
CITY JUNKET (1972). Programs and promotional material, 1972 - 1974
Box 31 Folder 11
CITY JUNKET (1972). Reviews, 1981 - 1987

Clippings from newspapers and magazines.

Box 32 Folder 1
GRASS HARP (1972). Correspondence, 1963 - 1971
Box 32 Folder 2
GRASS HARP (1972)

Work-in-progress file, section 1. Typescript outline and typescript and handwritten drafts of lyrics and scenes.

Box 32 Folder 3
GRASS HARP (1972)

Work-in-progress file, section 2. Typescript and handwritten notes and draft scenes.

Box 32 Folder 4
GRASS HARP (1972)

Work-in-progress file, section 3. Typescript and handwritten notes and draft scenes.

Box 32 Folder 5
GRASS HARP (1972)

Work-in-progress file, section 4. Typescript and paste-up drafts.

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