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American poetry -- 20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 23 Records:

A. Doyle Moore collection

Call Number: MS 357

This collection consists of correspondence to A. Doyle Moore, mostly from or about Ronald Johnson, and production or "flat" files for various projects Moore's Finial Press created for Johnson or that Moore designed for Johnson. There is also a small amount of correspondence from Ian Hamilton Finlay to Moore.

Dates: 1967 - 1988

American Poetry - 20th Century literary ephemera collection

Call Number: MS 15

An artificial collection of manuscript drafts of poetry, correspondence, and other materials from a variety of poets and authors of the mid-20th century, purchased or otherwise acquired from a variety of sources and assembled by Spencer Research Library staff.

Dates: 1950s-1960s, 1980s (bulk 1960s)

Correspondence, poems and reviews by and about Barbara Howes

Call Number: MS P650
Overview This collection of manuscript and printed material relating to the American poet and editor, Barbara Howes (1914-1996), was made by Stewart P. Park (died 1976) and his wife, Evelyn, of Mamaroneck, New York. They were friends who visited North Pownal, Vermont, where Howes lived. The correspondence consists of one letter and three postcards from Barbara Howes. Also present are 15 poems sent by her as Christmas cards (1958-1974) and poems written for Petie and Frank Palmer (1964) and Helen and...
Dates: 1958 - 1974

Denise Low papers

Call Number: MS 334
Overview Denise Low was the Poet Laureate of Kansas from 2007-2009 and served on the faculty of Haskell Indian Nations University for over 25 years, during which time she founded the creative writing program. Low has published over 20 volumes of poetry, essays, edited collections, and other writings and is co-publisher of Mammoth Publications. This collection includes drafts, manuscripts, published materials, personal and professional papers, correspondence, and journals from throughout her career...
Dates: 1967 - 2020

Diane Di Prima collection

Call Number: MS 71

The journal is the author's archives, presumably from when she was located in New York City: collection of carbons and drafts of letters, notes, journals, editorial work, etc. Includes much personal material. The two reel to reel tapes are recordings of Di Prima's poetry, and the "absurd" play was written in the round during the fall or winter of 1959 in pencil in several hands (bookseller indicates the play was by "Diane Di Prima, Freddie Herko, and James Waring").

Dates: 1953-1961, 1964?

Film, transcripts and letters relating to getting it together -- a film on larry eigner poet

Call Number: MS 122
Overview Leonard Henny (born 1935), educator, filmmaker and author, learned of Larry Eigner (1927-1996) and his poetry through his colleague, Joseph Eigner, educator and Larry Eigner's brother. Moved by Larry Eigner's challenges and work, Henny produced this film, getting it together -- a film on larry eigner poet, as a part of his work with Films for Social Change. The accompanying papers include transcripts of a poetry reading used in the film and Eigner's own...
Dates: 1970 - 1973

GRIST records

Call Number: MS 53

John Fowler was editor and publisher of the GRIST magazine, published in the 1960s in Lawrence, Kansas. This collection includes manuscript and other draft materials from items published in the magazine, as well as correspondence between Fowler and contributors.

Dates: 1963 - 1968

Jack E. Lorts collection of Larry Eigner correspondence and manuscripts

Call Number: MS 352

Collection of materials received by Jack E. Lorts from and concerning the poet Larry Eigner. Includes correspondence and poem typescripts from Eigner and two letters from poet Cid Corman. Lorts had undertaken a college paper on Larry Eigner and began corresponding with him as part of that project.

Dates: January 1960-February 26, 1962

John Elsberg papers

Call Number: MS 366
Overview John Elsberg was the head editor and publisher from 1975 to 2012 for Bogg, a seminal small press literary magazine focusing on poetry, short fiction, and literary commentary by writers from the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Elsberg also wrote, edited, and published many pieces of literary commentary and works of poetry with a particular focus on haiku and tanka forms. This collection includes drafts and notes for...
Dates: approximately 1978-2012

John Fowler collection

Call Number: MS 344

John Fowler was a poet and editor of the poetry magazine GRIST. He was active in Lawrence, Kansas. This collection contains books, magazines, draft poems, photographs, and correspondence.

Dates: 1965 - 2015

Larry Eigner poems and papers

Call Number: MS 39

American poet Larry Eigner, 1927-1996, wrote his poetry in an open form, sometimes referred to as "spatial poetry". This collection is primarily composed of a large number of his poems as well as rough drafts. Also included are some of Eigner's prose writings and his correspondence with poets, publishers and librarians, which give insight into his life and art.

Dates: 1950 - 1993

Literary manuscripts and clippings of Jonathon Cott

Call Number: MS P585

Unbound typed leaves and printed clippings: poems by Jonathan Cott (1942-), who has served as an editor at Rolling Stone and written several books of poetry, essays, and other works.

Dates: 1960s-1975?

Papers of Gregory Corso

Call Number: MS 138

This collection contains the drafts of poems and plays, prose, notebooks, and letters written by Gregory Corso from the 1950s to the 1970s. Includes correspondence written to Jack Kerouac and Gerard Malanga.

Dates: 1953 - 1979

Papers of Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Call Number: MS 136

Literary manuscripts and letters by poet and author Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-) to Mary Beach, Claude Pelieu, Diane Di Prima, Alan Marlowe, and Terrence Williams.

Dates: 1965 - 1967

Paris Review archives

Call Number: MS 55

Collection of correspondence and manuscripts sent circa 1964-1966 to Tom Clark (1941-2018), the poetry editor of the Paris Review from 1963-1973. Includes correspondence and/or manuscripts from approximately 45 writers, including among others Denise Levertov, Ed Dorn, Larry Eigner, Louis Zukofsky, Allen Ginsberg, Joanne Kyger, Robin Blaser, Charles Olson, and Ian Hamilton Finlay.

Dates: 1949, 1960-1966 (bulk 1964-1966)

Personal papers of Eva Morrison

 Collection — Box 1
Call Number: PP 310

Eva Morrison worked in the University of Kansas Libraries from 1930-1966. This collection contains clippings and short prose poems written by Morrison or collected by her.

Dates: 1930 - 1966

Poems by Charles Plymell

Call Number: MS 137

Author's archives from poet Charles Plymell, including a notebook of draft poems; letters received; photographs; and photocopies of sketches and clippings, with many annotations by Plymell and others. Primarily Beat circles.

Dates: 196?-1990

Revolutionary Writings of Diane Di Prima

Call Number: MS D201

Bound notebook of Manuscript draft verse and other notes. Apparently kept up erratically circa 1968, probably while Diane Di Prima lived in San Francisco. Some loose accompanying material. Volume begins at either end. This description starts with the "Rev notes #4" end; each "page" in the description is a section within the volume.

Dates: approximately 1968; 1969, 1994

Ronald Johnson collection (Literary estate papers)

Call Number: MS 336
Overview This collection consists of the papers of Ronald Johnson, as held by his literary estate. It contains drafts and worksheets for various poetry and prose works by Ronald Johnson including ARK, The Shrubberies, Company Fare, and others. The collection also includes correspondence between Johnson and his acquaintances, including notably Guy Davenport, Charles Simic, Dirk Stratton, Jonathan Williams, and Peter O'Leary (Johnson's friend and literary executor),...
Dates: 1950 - 2007

Ruben Menendez papers

 Collection — Box 1
Call Number: RH MS Q468

This collection consists of photocopied newspaper articles primarily from Winfield, Kansas between 1931 to 1938 relating to Ruben Menendez. Many articles are from the columns "Among Kansas Poets" and "The Observation Tower" written by Menendez, a Cuban who moved to Winfield by 1940. There are also clippings about the history of different community members and regarding events in which the Kansas Authors Club participated.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1884 - 1938

Ruth Bloom collection of Larry Eigner materials

Call Number: MS 349

This collection originated in the library of Ruth Bloom, a cousin of poet Larry Eigner. The materials relate to the life and work of Eigner, including some correspondence, newspaper clippings, draft poetry, and published poetry and prose.

Dates: 1953 - 1996

Transcriptions of Larry Eigner Poems by Robert Grenier

Call Number: MS 257

Robert Grenier (born 1941), an American poet and educator, transcribed these poems of Larry Eigner (1927-1996) in the early 1980s. He consulted with Eigner to assure that the typewritten transcriptions were correct and represented the poet's intentions. The transcriptions are from Eigner's Notebooks D, E, and F and poems numbered 1-1124.

Dates: early 1980s

"Walt Mason Rhymes"

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS D304

Walt Mason was a humorist, journalist, and poet who published many of his rhymes in William Allan White's Emporia Gazette starting in 1907. This collection includes newspaper clippings of the Emporia Gazette's reprints of Mason's prose poems, 1943-1944.

Dates: 1943 - 1944