A Guide to the Larry Levis papers, 1974-2006 M 426

A Guide to the Larry Levis papers, 1974-2006 M 426


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Virginia Commonwealth University, James Branch Cabell Library

Special Collections and Archives
James Branch Cabell Library
Box 842003
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2003
USA
Phone: (804) 828-1108
Fax: (804) 828-0151
Email: libjbcsca@vcu.edu
URL: https://www.library.vcu.edu/research-teaching/special-collections-and-archives/

Processed by: Laura Muskavitch

Repository
James Branch Cabell Library
Identification
M 426
Title
Larry Levis papers, 1974-2006
Quantity
16.6 Linear Feet, 40 boxes
Language
English

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research. Special guidelines: Researchers must contact the archivist at least one week in advance for access to Series 4: Academic files, Series 6: Born digital materials, and Series 7: Sheila Brady materials.

Custodial History

Extant documentation of the state in which Levis's materials were initially found following his death indicates that Levis likely maintained only a very rudimentary organizational system. John Venable, the graduate student tasked with the organization of Levis's office papers by Levis's sister, Sheila Brady, noted in a letter to Brady that "Larry's method of filing drafts and revisions of poems is, simply, unlike anything I've ever seen: drafts are not dated, some drafts switch from handwriting to typescript and back again, further drafts are found in other, unmarked folders." Venable stated that he consolidated groupings of Levis's academic files and his literary materials, the latter of which he subdivided into three subgroups: drafts of poems and prose both from published collections and unpublished works, personal and professional correspondence, and "indecipherable" handwritten pages. Following this organizational effort, it is likely that the salvaged materials were transferred to the custody of the New Virginia Review.

Following their transfer, the exact date of which is unknown, the materials were stored, handled, added to, and mailed among multiple parties, including several of Levis's friends, colleagues, and family members, who actively used the materials as they compiled, edited, and published several posthumous collections of Levis's work: Elegy (1997), The Selected Levis (2000), The Gazer Within (2001), and The Darkening Trapeze (2016), as well as Condition of the Spirit (2004), a compilation of Levis's essays and writings about Levis by others.

Details of this collaborative process are described by David St. John in his afterword to The Darkening Trapeze. He notes that content was pulled from Levis's computers and his home office in addition to his university office, and that the endeavor to collect and organize Levis's drafts was led by Mary Flinn, Gregory Donovan, and Amy Tudor, the three of whom also collaboratively determined which were the most recent drafts of given poems among those found. Editing of the resulting posthumous volumes was variously completed by Philip Levine, David St. John, James Marshall, Andrew Miller, John Venable, Mary Flinn, and Christopher Buckley. All posthumous publications were created either at the request or with the permission of Levis estate administrator Sheila Brady.

Materials pertaining to the compilation of these works seem to have been added to the collection during this time. It is clear, judging from David St. John's account as well as notations on folders, envelopes, and sticky notes found during the reappraisal process, that the collection's intermediary custodians sorted the materials in order to facilitate their use, though it is unknown how many separate attempts at arrangement were made before the 2016 reappraisal and reprocessing.

Preferred Citation

Larry Levis papers, 1974-2006, Collection # M 426, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the collection was purchased from Nicholas Levis in 2009. Additional materials were gifted by Sheila Brady in 2011.

Processing Information

When the collection was originally processed by VCU Special Collections and Archives in 2013, staff found virtually no evidence of original order, and so an order was imposed at that time. Writings by Levis were organized chronologically and correspondence was arranged alphabetically. Materials documenting Levis's academic career were organized by institution, and his personal effects and posthumous materials were arranged by material type.

During the 2013 processing of the collection, materials acquired through a separate donation by Sheila Brady in 2011 were interfiled into the materials purchased in 2009. As provenance information was retained by that processor at the folder level, it was possible during the 2016 reprocessing effort to separate and arrange the materials donated by Brady into a single series, Series 7: Sheila Brady materials.

Materials which seem to have a provenance distinct from the 2009 purchase from Nicholas Levis and the 2011 donation of Sheila Brady have been grouped into Series 8: Collected materials during the 2016 reprocessing. This series will also encompass any future accruals to the collection, should they occur.

During the 2016 reappraisal and reprocessing, where order was discernable, whether it may be the result of Levis's design or that of the collection's custodians following his death, all efforts have been made to preserve it. This was done because any such order may hold clues to the creator's intent, whether that order had been established by Levis himself or by those who knew him well and therefore may have possessed unique insights into his creative process. Where order was found to be lacking, an arrangement was imposed on the collection in order to facilitate intellectual control and access. This imposition of order consisted of grouping materials either by record type or provenance, where possible.

Evidence of arrangement attempts made by Levis's colleagues and family after his death has been retained as much as possible through preservation photocopying of notes and the inclusion of relevant descriptive information added by those other than Levis in folder titles placed within brackets. These retained notes include location information, description of content, and, for some collected works, numerical or potentially sequential identification of drafts.

Appraisal

In 2016, the collection was reappraised and reprocessed.


Biographical / Historical

Larry Patrick Levis was a poet and a professor of poetry. He was born on September 30, 1946, to parents William Kent Levis and Carol Mayo Levis in Fresno, California, the youngest of four children. Levis grew up on his family's ranch, a large farm of vineyards and orchards in Selma, California. During his childhood, he helped his father and the farm workers employed by the family with the daily operations of the ranch.

Levis earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1968, from Fresno State College, later renamed California State University, Fresno, where he formed what would become a lifelong friendship with Philip Levine. Two years later, he earned a master's degree in Creative Writing from Syracuse University. Following his graduation, Levis became a lecturer at the University of California Los Angeles, where he taught from 1970 to 1972. In 1972, the University of Pittsburgh Press published his first book of poems, Wrecking Crew, which won the United States Award from the International Poetry Forum. That same year he joined the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa where he taught and was a writing fellow from 1972 to 1974. From 1972 to 1973, Levis served as West Coast Editor of the literary magazine Crazyhorse, and in 1973, he received his first National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

In 1974, Levis earned a doctorate in English from the University of Iowa and took a job as an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he taught from 1974 to 1983. He was promoted to the rank of associate professor and was tenured in 1980, and he also served as co-editor and founding editor of the Missouri Review from 1978 to 1981. His second book of poems, The Afterlife, was published in 1977 by the Windhover Press of the University of Iowa and the University of Iowa Press and was awarded the Lamont Poetry Selection of the American Academy of Poets. Levis returned to the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa as a visiting poet from 1980 to 1982, and again in 1991. His third book of poems, The Dollmaker's Ghost, which was the winner of the Open Competition of the National Poetry Series, was published by E.P. Dutton in 1981. In 1983, Levis was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and traveled through Mexico and several countries in Europe.

Levis took a position as an associate professor at the University of Utah in 1984. That same year, he received his second National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. The University of Pittsburg Press released his fourth book of poems, Winter Stars, in 1985. Levis was promoted to the position of full professor in 1988, and he served as director of Utah's Program of Creative Writing from 1988 to 1992. Levis also served as associate editor of the Western Humanities Review from 1987 to 1992. In 1988, he received a Senior Fulbright Fellowship and traveled to Yugoslavia, and he was awarded a third National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1989. In 1991, the University of Pittsburgh Press published Levis's fifth book of poems, The Widening Spell of the Leaves.

Levis moved to Richmond, Virginia, in 1992, having taken a job as a professor and senior poet at Virginia Commonwealth University. That same year, Peregrine Smith published Black Freckles, a book of Levis's short prose pieces. In 1993, Levis became director of the master's of fine arts program in Creative Writing at Virginia Commonwealth University. At this time, Levis was also a faculty member of the Warren Wilson College's master's of fine arts Creative Writing Program, and he continued teaching and mentoring students in the school's low-residency program into 1996. On May 9, 1996, Levis was found dead from cardiac arrest at the age of 49 in his home in the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond.

Over the course of his career, Levis's poems were published in a number of magazines and journals including American Poetry Review, The New Yorker, Field, Southern Review, and Antioch Review, among others. In addition to the publications noted above, Levis also had several other limited edition chapbooks published including The Rain's Witness in 1975, The Leopard's Mouth Is Dry and Cold Inside with Marcia Southwick in 1976, and Sensationalism in 1983, as well as a limited edition broadside, The Two Trees, in 1994.

Levis has one child, Nicholas Levis, born in 1978, the son of Marcia Southwick, to whom Levis was married from 1975 to the early 1980s. He had also been married to Barbara Campbell from 1969 to 1973 and Mary Jane Hale from 1989 to 1990.

Scope and Contents

The Larry Levis papers consist of materials created and accumulated by Levis, his colleagues, and members of his family. Materials date from 1974 to 2006 and document Levis's literary career and legacy, his career in academia, and aspects of his personal life.

The great majority of Series 1: Correspondence is made up of letters, cards, notes, and postcards received by Levis as well as a lesser number of letters written by Levis. Correspondents include friends, colleagues, family members, and editors. These letters provide insight into Levis's personal and professional relationships. The folder of unidentified correspondence holds materials lacking an identifiable correspondent as these letters, cards, and postcards are marked with only a first name, illegible signatures, or no name at all. Miscellaneous envelopes are those that do not correspond with a letter or card in the series. Also found in this series are sets of correspondence in which Levis was neither the sender nor the recipient. These include the correspondence of James Marshall, Mary Flinn, and a set of other correspondence that includes single instances of exchanges between unique pairs of individuals. Most folders in this series hold only a few pieces of correspondence, with the exception of correspondence with Philip Levine which is substantial, but consists largely of photocopies.

Series 2: Writings, the largest series in this collection, is broken into three subseries: Subseries 2.1: Collected works, Subseries 2.2: Other works, and Subseries 2.3: Writings of others. These materials illuminate aspects of Levis's creative process, his professional and artistic relationships with peers, and the evolution of his literary career and legacy.

Subseries 2.1: Collected works makes up the bulk of this series and consists of drafts of Levis's writing, including drafts of individual poetry and prose pieces, manuscript drafts of collected works, journals, and unarranged or unidentified poem and prose drafts, many of which are handwritten. Some drafts include comments of Levis's colleagues, including Philip Levine. Content related to Levis's early works and limited edition publications is largely absent. Best represented are the works The Dollmaker's Ghost, Winter Stars, The Widening Spell of the Leaves, Black Freckles, Elegy, and The Gazer Within.

Evidence of posthumous arrangement activities is most prominent in this subseries, and all efforts have been made to preserve it as it may hold clues to the creator's intent. Preservation photocopies of sticky notes and notes written on envelopes are included in their corresponding folders. Descriptive information added by those other than Levis has been included in folder titles placed within brackets. The retained notations give location information, description of content, and, for some collected works, numerical or potentially sequential identification of drafts.

Drafts of poems and prose not identified and grouped with a specific collected volume have been placed in Subseries 2.2: Other works. Though the majority of these folders lacked distinct titles indicating why certain materials were placed in a folder together at the time of processing, there may be unknown meaning to their arrangement. Therefore, these items have been kept in their original folder groupings. Drafts marked at "unidentified" could not be identified in terms of genre.

Materials in Subseries 2.3: Writings of others include drafts or otherwise unpublished versions of poetry and prose pieces by other individuals. Some pieces are about Levis, while others were, presumably, acquired by Levis or his associates at some point.

In this series, many copies of poem drafts, including a number of the drafts for the collected work Elegy as well as unidentified drafts are photocopies. Dates given on folders holding these materials reflect the dates of the original content, when provided.

Series 3: Printed materials contains published poems, articles, and interviews by Levis and others as well as advertisements, flyers, and other printed ephemera. Items in this series provide examples of Levis's public presence, analysis and interpretation of his work in the press, and works by others that Levis or his associates acquired and retained. Published works by Levis are identified first by genre, then by title, whereas works by others are identified by the name of the author, then by title. Materials grouped by type include advertisements mentioning Levis, articles and press releases about Levis, articles about Philip Levine, postcards, and reviews.

Materials in Series 4: Academic files include academic administrative materials, course materials, student correspondence, and student work that document aspects of Levis's life in academia, his roles as a professor, and his approach to teaching. The bulk of materials in this series pertain to Levis's work with Virginia Commonwealth University and Warren Wilson College. Academic materials that do not indicate an institution have been labeled as unidentified. Administrative materials include department correspondence and policy documents, employment forms, and similar materials. Course materials encompass syllabi, photocopied readings, and other materials related to the preparation and delivery of instruction. Correspondence with students, attendance and grade sheets, and submitted student work may be protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Access to these materials must be requested in advance to allow for review by the archivist.

Series 5: Business and personal files holds appointment books, personal effects, photographs, audiovisual materials, awards, and other materials of a personal or professional nature that are not primarily made up of correspondence or writings. These items provide insight into Levis's personal life and also document his memorial services. Personal materials, such as photographs, lacking contextual information have been labeled as unidentified.

The disks in Series 6: Born-digital materials hold content created by Levis or his associates on a variety of topics. It is likely that some portion of the born-digital materials currently housed on these 3.5 and 4.25 inch floppy disks is duplicated in the paper records, although the extent of this duplication is unknown at this time. Access to these materials must be requested in advance to allow for generation of access copies.

Series 7: Sheila Brady papers consists of materials donated by Brady, Levis's sister, in 2011. During the 2013 processing of the collection, these materials were interfiled into the materials previously purchased from Nicholas Levis. Notation made by the processor at the time enabled the separation of these files during the 2016 reprocessing effort into their own series. In terms of subject and content, materials in this series run the gamut of the collection as a whole. Materials include academic files from Virginia Commonwealth University and Warren Wilson College; correspondence with colleagues of Levis, publishers, academic institutions, family, and friends; personal effects; obituaries; various printed materials and reviews; drafts and manuscripts of Levis collected works; and writings by others. Access to materials that may be protected by FERPA must be requested in advance to allow for review by the archivist.

Series 8: Collected materials holds items which have a provenance distinct from the 2009 purchase from Nicholas Levis and the 2011 donation of Sheila Brady. Currently, this includes a set of posters. This series will also encompass any future accruals to the collection.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into eight series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1974-2006; Series 2: Writings, circa 1977-1999; Series 3: Printed materials, 1980-2005; Series 4: Academic files, 1980-1996; Series 5: Business and personal files, 1980-2000; Series 6: Born-digital materials, undated; Series 7: Sheila Brady materials, 1975-2005; Series 8: Collected materials, 1996.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Levis, Larry, 1946-1996
  • Poets, American -- Archives -- 20th century

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Born digital materials are housed on 3.5 and 4.25 inch floppy disks.


Container List

Series 1: Correspondence
1974-2006
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 1
    Albahari, David
    1989
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 2
    Allen, Dick
    1980-1981
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 3
    Allerby, Debra
    1982, 1991
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 4
    American Poetry Review
    1981-1995, undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 5
    Anderson, Cathy
    1981
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 6
    The Antioch Review
    1986
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 7
    Aspen Anthology and Writer's Conference
    1980-1981, undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 8
    Bell, Marvin
    1979-1982, undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 9
    Black Warrior Review
    1995
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 10
    Booth, Philip
    1981
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 11
    Bosselaar, Laure-Anne
    1992-1996, undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 12
    Boston, Bruce
    1983-1986, undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 13
    Bowen, John
    1994
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 14
    Bowers, Neal
    1980
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 15
    Brady, Sheila
    1984-1988, undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 16
    Broughton, Irv
    undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 17
    Brown, Edwina
    1992
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 18
    Brown, Kurt
    1980
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 19
    Buckley, Christopher
    1982, 1996
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 20
    Cairnes, Scott
    undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 21
    California State University, Fresno
    undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 22
    Carnegie Mellon University Press
    undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 23
    Carter, Michaela
    1995, undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 24
    Catskill Poetry Workshop
    1995
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 25
    Chamberlain, Karen
    1981
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 26
    Charles Scribner's Sons, Publishers
    1990
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 27
    Choate Rosemary Hall
    1995
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 28
    Comstock, Rolland
    1995, undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 29
    Cooper, Wyn
    1995
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 30
    Copper Canyon Press
    1996
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 31
    Council for International Exchange of Scholars
    1987-1988, undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 32
    Covey, Maria
    1986
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 33
    Cuddihy, Mike
    1982
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 34
    Currie, John
    1981
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 35
    Daniels, Kate
    1989
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 36
    D'Eustachio, Roberta
    1980
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 37
    Di Blasi, Debra
    1996
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 38
    Diggs, Deborah
    1981-1993, undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 39
    Dimbleby, Nicholas
    1993
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 40
    Donovan, Gregory
    1993
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 41
    Dubie, Norman
    1980, 1987
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 42
    Duff's Poetry Series
    1982
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 43
    Dunn, Stephen
    1981
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 44
    Dutton
    1980-1981, 1985
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 45
    Dyas, Sandy
    1992
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 46
    Eastman, Jon
    1987
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 47
    Fagan, Kathy, Backwash
    1979
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 48
    Fichtner, Ellen
    1984
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 49
    Forche, Carolyn
    1981-1993, undated
  • Box-folder 1 folder: 50
    Friebert, Stuart, Field
    1981-1995, undated
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 1
    Friedman, Jeff
    1988
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 2
    Frost, Carol
    1994-1995
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 3
    The Galileo Press
    1982
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 4
    Gallagher, Tess
    1984
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 5
    George Mason University
    1981
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 6
    Gerhardt, Pam
    1993
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 7
    The Gettysburg Review
    1989
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 8
    Gibbs Smith, Publisher
    1990, undated
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 9
    Gildner, Gary
    1981
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 10
    Girard, Salli Smith
    1980
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 11
    Glenn, Ann
    1991-1993, undated
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 12
    Great River Writers' Conference, Winona State University
    1987
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 13
    Green Haven Correctional Facility
    1995
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 14
    Green Mountain Review
    1988, 1990
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 15
    Gregoric, Boris
    1988
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 16
    Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
    1982-1984, undated
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 17
    Hagan, Joe
    1995
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 18
    Hajime, Kajima
    1993
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 19
    Hale, Mary Jane
    1988, undated
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 20
    Hall, Donald
    1986-1987
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 21
    Halpern, Daniel, Antaeus
    1980-1989, undated
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 22
    Hansen, Merrill
    1986
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 23
    Harper, Michael
    1980
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 24
    Harper and Row, Publishers
    1982
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 25
    Harper Collins Publishers
    1995
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 26
    The Helen Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico
    1990
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 27
    Hines, Debra
    undated
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 28
    Hoagland, Tony
    1985
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 29
    Holden, Jonathan
    1989
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 30
    Horowitz, Glenn
    1995
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 31
    Howard, Richard, The Paris Review
    1995
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 32
    Ikeda, Pat
    1980
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 33
    The Iowa Review
    1985
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 34
    Jones, Robert L.
    1988, 1991
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 35
    Justice, Donald
    1980-1987
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 36
    Klinkenborg, Verlyn
    1987
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 37
    Kopelke, Kendra
    1981
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 38
    Kunitz, Stanley
    1981
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 39
    Lee, Li-Young
    1986
  • Box-folder 2 folder: 40
    Levin, Gail
    1994
  • Box-folder 2-3 folder: 41-1
    Levine, Philip
    1980-1995, undated
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 2
    Levis, Carol Mayo
    1982, undated
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 3
    Levis, Nicholas
    1983-1990, undated
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 4
    Levis, W. Kent
    1990-1995
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 5
    Lillywhite, Eileen
    1984
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 6
    Lindberg, Stanley W., The Georgia Review
    1979
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 7
    Lishan, Stuart
    1986
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 8
    Livesey, Margot
    1993, 1996
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 9
    Longman, Inc.
    1986
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 10
    Lux, Thomas
    1987-1988
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 11
    The MacDowell Colony
    1996
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 12
    Martinez, Dionisio D.
    1981-1982
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 13
    McAfee, Tom
    1980
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 14
    McBride, Mekeel
    1980-1982, undated
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 15
    McCosker, Karen
    1996
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 16
    McElroy, Colleen
    1992
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 17
    Mears, Philip
    1992
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 18
    Meilicke, Kim
    1980
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 19
    Melzmuf, Robert
    1992
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 20
    Memphis State Review
    1981
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 21
    Menz, Terry
    1990
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 22
    The Missouri Review
    1981, undated
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 23
    Murphy, Genie
    1996
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 24
    Murray, Meg McGavran
    1981
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 25
    Muske, Carol
    1987, undated
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 26
    The National League of American Pen Women
    1995
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 27
    The National Poetry Series
    1982, 1995-1996
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 28
    The New Yorker
    1980
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 29
    Obradovic, Biljana
    1996
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 30
    Offutt, Chris
    1993
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 31
    Oliveira, David
    1995, undated
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 32
    Orr, Gregory, Virginia Quarterly Review
    1981-1995, undated
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 33
    Owens, W. Warren
    1992
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 34
    Pankey, Eric
    1985
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 35
    PEN American Center and PEN Center USA
    1982, 1992, undated
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 36
    Plumly, Stanley
    1981
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 37
    Poetry East
    1981
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 38
    Poetry Society of America
    1985, 1992
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 39
    Pushcart Press
    circa 1986
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 40
    Quilt Anthology
    1993
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 41
    Quinn, Alice, The New Yorker
    1995
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 42
    Rankin, Paula
    982-1983, undated
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 43
    Ridge, Melissa
    1981
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 44
    Riehl, Jeff
    1996
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 45
    The Sacramento Poetry Center
    1992
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 46
    Sadoff, Ira
    1981, undated
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 47
    San Francisco Foundation
    1981
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 48
    Saner, Reginald
    1980
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 49
    Sange, Gary
    1992-1995
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 50
    Selma High School Class of 1964
    1995
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 51
    Sequoia
    1988
  • Box-folder 3 folder: 52
    Shepherd, Patricia
    1982
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 1
    Sheridan, Michael
    1981
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 2
    Simmerman, James
    1981, 1986
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 3
    Smith, Dave
    1982-1990
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 4
    Snodgrass, William De Witt
    1989-1993
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 5
    Sobel Weber Associates
    1991
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 6
    Souders, Bruce
    1996
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 7
    Southern Indiana Review
    1995
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 8
    Southwick, Marcia
    1974-1983, undated
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 9
    Spicer, David, racoon
    1980
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 10
    Spring Church Book Company
    1982
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 11
    St. James Press
    1984
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 12
    St. John, David
    1980-1989, undated
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 13
    Starkey, David
    1996
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 14
    Stearns, Kate
    undated
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 15
    Stern, Jenny
    1990
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 16
    Strand, Mark
    1981
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 17
    Swenson, Karen
    1993
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 18
    Syracuse University
    1979
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 19
    Tallent, Elizabeth
    1985
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 20
    Tate, James
    1983
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 21
    Terry, Thomas
    1994
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 22
    Textor, Alex Robertson
    1992
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 23
    Thorburn, Alex
    1981, undated
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 24
    Tudor, Amy
    1993
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 25
    University of Alabama in Birmingham Poetry Symposium
    1980
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 26
    University of Arkansas at Little Rock
    1980, 1982
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 27
    University of California, Irving
    undated
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 28
    University of Iowa Press
    1980-1981, 1994-1996
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 29
    University of Pittsburgh Press
    1984-1995, undated
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 30
    Vasseur, Jeffery
    1993
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 31
    W. W. Norton and Company
    1980, 1989
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 32
    Walker, Ronald
    1996
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 33
    White, Mike
    undated
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 34
    Wood, Renate
    1980
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 35
    Wright, Charles
    1992
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 36
    Wright, Franz
    1980-1985, undated
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 37
    Writers at Work
    1987, 1990
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 38
    Unidentified correspondence
    1980-1996, undated
  • Box-folder 4 folder: 39
    Miscellaneous envelopes
    1980-1994, undated
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 1
    James Marshall correspondence: The American Poetry Review
    1997
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 2
    James Marshall correspondence: The Antioch Review
    1997
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 3
    James Marshall correspondence: Beacon Press
    1997-1998, undated
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 4
    James Marshall correspondence: Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series
    1997
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 5
    James Marshall correspondence: Field
    1997
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 6
    James Marshall correspondence: Lehman, David
    1998
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 7
    James Marshall correspondence: University of Michigan Press
    1997
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 8
    James Marshall correspondence: Wenner Media
    1997
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 9
    Mary Flinn correspondence: The American Poetry Review
    1996, 1999
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 10
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Brady, Sheila
    1996-1997
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 11
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Buckley, Christopher
    1996-2005
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 12
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Dudley, Ellen, The Marlboro Review
    1996-1997
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 13
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Eastern Washington University Press
    2004
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 14
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Fagan, Kathy, The Journal
    1996
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 15
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Field
    undated
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 16
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Kytle, Rayford
    1995
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 17
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Lehman, David
    1998
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 18
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Orr, Gregory
    undated
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 19
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Pleiades
    circa 1999
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 20
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Poetry
    1996-1997
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 21
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Powell, Jim
    1999
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 22
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Quarterly West
    1996-1997
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 23
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Rackin, Ethel, The American Poetry Review
    1996
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 24
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Rawlinson, Anne
    1997
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 25
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Rohrbacher, C.
    1997
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 26
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Salt Hill Journal
    1997, undated
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 27
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Souders, Bruce
    1996
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 28
    Mary Flinn correspondence: The Southern Review
    1996-1997
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 29
    Mary Flinn correspondence: St. John, David
    1998, 2005
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 30
    Mary Flinn correspondence: University of Pittsburgh
    1996-1997, undated
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 31
    Mary Flinn correspondence: Zola, Jim
    2000
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 32
    Mary Flinn correspondence: unidentified
    1996-2006, undated
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 33
    Other correspondence: Brady, Sheila to Barry Weller
    1996
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 34
    Other correspondence: Flint, Roland to Dave Smith
    1990
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 35
    Other correspondence: Glenn, Ann to Sheila Brady
    1996
  • Box-folder 5 folder: 36
    Other correspondence: Kelen, Leslie to Andrew Miller
    1998
Series 2: Writings
circa 1977-1999
  • Subseries 2.1: Collected Works
    circa 1977-1999
    • Box-folder 5 folder: 37
      The Afterlife - title page, photograph
      circa 1977
    • Box-folder 5 folder: 38
      The Dollmaker's Ghost - "Picking Grapes in an Abandoned Vineyard"
      undated
    • Box-folder 5 folder: 39
      The Dollmaker's Ghost - poem drafts
      undated
    • Box-folder 5 folder: 40-41
      The Dollmaker's Ghost - poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 5 folder: 42
      The Dollmaker's Ghost - poem drafts, corrected, and galley pages
      undated
    • Box-folder 5 folder: 43
      The Dollmaker's Ghost - poem drafts and photocopies of published poems
      undated
    • Box-folder 6 folder: 1-2
      The Dollmaker's Ghost - manuscript draft
      undated
    • Box-folder 6 folder: 3-4
      The Dollmaker's Ghost - manuscript draft, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 6 folder: 5
      The Dollmaker's Ghost - manuscript final, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 6 folder: 6
      The Dollmaker's Ghost - galley
      circa 1980
    • Box-folder 6 folder: 7
      The Dollmaker's Ghost - book jackets
      undated
    • Box-folder 6 folder: 8
      Winter Stars - "Adolescencia," translation by R. Vallarino
      circa 1985
    • Box-folder 6 folder: 9
      Winter Stars - poem drafts with comments
      undated
    • Box-folder 6 folder: 10
      Winter Stars - manuscript draft with cover letters, comments
      1983-1984
    • Box-folder 6 folder: 11
      Winter Stars - [Manuscripts 1], manuscript drafts and poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 6 folder: 12
      Winter Stars - [Manuscripts 2], poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 7 folder: 1
      Winter Stars - [Manuscripts 3], poem drafts and proofs, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 7 folder: 2
      Winter Stars - [Manuscripts 4], poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 7 folder: 3
      Winter Stars - [Manuscripts 5], poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 7 folder: 4
      Winter Stars - [Manuscripts 6], poem drafts, corrected, and letter from Sheila Brady
      1982, undated
    • Box-folder 7 folder: 5
      Winter Stars - [Manuscripts 7], manuscript draft and poem drafts, corrected, envelope, and statement
      1983-1984, undated
    • Box-folder 8 folder: 1
      Winter Stars - [Manuscripts 8], manuscript draft with cover letter, and poem drafts, corrected
      1983, undated
    • Box-folder 8 folder: 2
      Winter Stars - [Manuscripts 9], manuscript drafts and poem drafts, corrected, with cover letter
      1983, undated
    • Box-folder 8 folder: 3
      Winter Stars - proofs, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 8 folder: 4
      Winter Stars - book jackets and order forms
      undated
    • Box-folder 8 folder: 5
      The Widening Spell of Leaves - "At the Grave of my Guardian Angel, St. Louis Cemetary, New Orleans," draft
      undated
    • Box-folder 8 folder: 6
      The Widening Spell of the Leaves - [Manuscripts 1], poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 8 folder: 7
      The Widening Spell of the Leaves - [Manuscripts 2], poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 8 folder: 8
      The Widening Spell of the Leaves - [Manuscripts 3], poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 8 folder: 9
      The Widening Spell of the Leaves - [Manuscripts 4], poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 9 folder: 1-2
      The Widening Spell of the Leaves - [Manuscripts 5], manuscript drafts and poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 9 folder: 3
      The Widening Spell of the Leaves - [Manuscripts 6], manuscript drafts and poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 9 folder: 4
      The Widening Spell of the Leaves - [Manuscripts 7], manuscript drafts and poem drafts, corrected, and a letter
      1991, undated
    • Box-folder 9 folder: 5
      The Widening Spell of the Leaves - [Manuscripts 8], poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 9 folder: 6
      The Widening Spell of the Leaves - [Manuscripts 9], poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 10 folder: 1
      Black Freckles - "Black Freckles" and "Three Illustrations," drafts, corrected, photocopied
      undated
    • Box-folder 10 folder: 2
      Black Freckles - "Three Illustrations," drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 10 folder: 3
      Black Freckles - story drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 10 folder: 4
      Black Freckles - manuscript draft with note, I Grandi Fotografi by Josef Koudelka
      1983, 1992
    • Box-folder 10 folder: 5-6
      Black Freckles - manuscript drafts, corrected
      1991, undated
    • Box-folder 10 folder: 7
      Black Freckles - proofs, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 1
      Elegy - "Anastasia and Sandman," drafts and proofs, corrected
      1994-1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 2
      Elegy - "The Angel in the Gate," drafts, corrected
      1993-1994, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 3
      Elegy - "Art," drafts
      1995
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 4
      Elegy - "Because They Cound Not Bind Him Twice," drafts, corrected
      1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 5
      Elegy - "Bell's Tavern," drafts, corrected
      1993, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 6
      Elegy - "Boy in Video Arcade," drafts, corrected
      1996, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 7
      Elegy - "Carte de l'Assassin A.M. Andre Breton," drafts
      1994, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 8
      Elegy - "Clear Day," drafts, corrected
      1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 9
      Elegy - "Col Tempo," drafts
      1995
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 10
      Elegy - "The Cook Grew Lost in his Village, the Village in the Endless Shuffling of Their Cards," drafts
      undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 11
      Elegy - "Da Li Vi Imate Kartu Za Trieste? Nema? Da Li Vi Imate New York Herald Tribune?," draft, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 12
      Elegy - "Elegy Ending in the Sound of a Skipping Rope," drafts, corrected
      1993, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 13
      Elegy - "Elegy for the Infinite Wrapped in Tinfoil," drafts
      1992-1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 14
      Elegy - "Elegy for Poe with the Music of a Carnival Inside It," drafts
      1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 15
      Elegy - "Elegy for Whatever Had a Pattern in It," drafts
      circa 1998, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 16
      Elegy - "Elegy with a Bridle in its Hand," drafts
      1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 17
      Elegy - "Elegy with a Chimneysweep Still Falling Through It," drafts, corrected
      1994-1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 18
      Elegy - "Elegy with a Petty Thief in the Rigging," drafts, corrected
      1993-1994, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 19
      Elegy - "Elegy with a Thimble Full of Water in a Cage," drafts, corrected
      1994-1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 20
      Elegy - "Elegy with a Trapeze Inside It," drafts, corrected
      1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 21
      Elegy - "Elegy with the Rumpled Apron of a Dishwasher Thrown into It," drafts, corrected
      1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 22
      Elegy - "Elegy with the Sprawl of a Wave Inside It," drafts, corrected
      1994-1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 23
      Elegy - "Even the Streets and Trees Grow Lost in the Translation," drafts, corrected
      1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 24
      Elegy - "Francois Villon on the Cross of Time," drafts, corrected
      1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 25
      Elegy - "Ghost Confederacy," drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 26
      Elegy - "God is Always Seventeen," drafts
      1996, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 27
      Elegy - "Green, Green, How Ambivalent my Feelings Have Become for You," draft
      undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 28
      Elegy - "Homage to Willie Mays," drafts, corrected
      1992-1993, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 29
      Elegy - "Idle Companion," drafts, corrected
      1992-1995, undated
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 30
      Elegy - "If Flesh Could Talk," draft
      1995
    • Box-folder 11 folder: 31
      Elegy - "If He Came & Diminished Me & Mapped My Way," drafts, corrected
      1995, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 1
      Elegy - "In 1967," drafts
      1995, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 2
      Elegy - "In Theory," draft
      undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 3
      Elegy - "Invisible in a Butternut Camouflage of Leaves," drafts
      1995-1996, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 4
      Elegy - "Invisible in Butternut on Church Hill," draft, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 5
      Elegy - "La Strada," drafts, corrected
      1995, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 6
      Elegy - "Late September in Ulcinj," draft, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 7
      Elegy - "Little America; Two Littler College Stingy Types?," drafts, corrected
      1993, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 8
      Elegy - "The Necessary Angel," drafts, corrected
      1992, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 9
      Elegy - "The Necessary Angel" and "Poem Ending with a Hotel on Fire," drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 10
      Elegy - "Ocean Park No. 17, 1968: Homage to Diebenkorn," drafts, corrected
      1993-1994, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 11
      Elegy - "The Oldest Living Thing in L.A.," drafts
      1995, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 12
      Elegy - "The Orchard," drafts
      undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 13
      Elegy - "Poem Ending with a Hotel on Fire," drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 14
      Elegy - "She Said," drafts
      undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 15
      Elegy - "A Singing in the Rocks," drafts, corrected
      1992, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 16
      Elegy - "The Smell of the Sea," drafts, corrected
      1995-1996, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 17
      Elegy - "The Space," drafts
      1993, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 18
      Elegy - "The Space the Angel Left," drafts, corrected
      1993, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 19
      Elegy - "The Student," drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 20
      Elegy - "The Thief in the Painting," drafts, corrected
      1994, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 21
      Elegy - "The Two Trees," drafts
      1993, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 22
      Elegy - "The Worm in the Ear," drafts, corrected
      1994-1995, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 23
      Elegy - [Poems Four Lines or Less], drafts
      1994-1996
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 24
      Elegy - [Short Elegies], drafts, corrected
      1995-1996, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 25
      Elegy - [Stories, Long Prose Pieces], drafts
      undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 26
      Elegy - [Various Short Poems], drafts, corrected
      1992-1996, undated
    • Box-folder 12 folder: 27
      Elegy - poem drafts
      1994-1996, undated
    • Box-folder 13 folder: 1
      Elegy - poem drafts, corrected
      1992-1996, undated
    • Box-folder 13 folder: 2-4
      Elegy - poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 13 folder: 5
      Elegy - list of poem drafts in Black Binders
      undated
    • Box-folder 13 folder: 6-7
      Elegy - poem drafts [Black Binder A], corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 13 folder: 8-9
      Elegy - poem drafts [Black Binder B], corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 13 folder: 10
      Elegy - poem drafts [File Drawer 4], corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 14 folder: 1-2
      Elegy - poem drafts, corrected, photocopied
      1993-1996, undated
    • Box-folder 14 folder: 3
      Elegy - poem drafts, corrected, photocopied, and correspondence
      1992-1996, undated
    • Box-folder 14-15 folder: 4-1
      Elegy - poem drafts, corrected, photocopied sets
      1992-1996, undated
    • Box-folder 15 folder: 2-5
      Elegy - poem drafts, photocopied
      undated
    • Box-folder 16 folder: 1
      Elegy - manuscript draft, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 16 folder: 2
      Elegy - manuscript draft and letter
      1996
    • Box-folder 16 folder: 3-4
      Elegy - manuscript drafts, corrected, and comments
      undated
    • Box-folder 16 folder: 5
      Elegy - book jacket and promotional flyer
      undated
    • Box-folder 16 folder: 6-7
      Selected Levis - manuscript draft
      1998
    • Box-folder 16 folder: 8
      The Gazer Within - "The Comedian in the Work of Mourning" [Mock Mockers After That], drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 16 folder: 9
      The Gazer Within - "Eden and My Generation," drafts, corrected
      circa 1980, 1982
    • Box-folder 17 folder: 1
      The Gazer Within - "An Interview by David Wojahn"
      1982
    • Box-folder 17 folder: 2
      The Gazer Within - "Oaxaca," drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 17 folder: 3
      The Gazer Within - "Oaxaca," "Oaxaca and the Politics of Looking," [On Philip Levine], drafts
      undated
    • Box-folder 17 folder: 4
      The Gazer Within - "Oaxaca and the Politics of Looking," proof
      1986
    • Box-folder 17 folder: 5
      The Gazer Within - "Some Notes on the Gazer Within," draft
      undated
    • Box-folder 17 folder: 6
      The Gazer Within - "Strange Days: Zbigniew Herbert in Los Angeles," drafts
      undated
    • Box-folder 17 folder: 7
      The Gazer Within - "Welcome to Larryland," drafts
      undated
    • Box-folder 17 folder: 8
      The Gazer Within - introduction draft
      undated
    • Box-folder 17 folder: 9-10
      The Gazer Within - manuscript draft
      undated
    • Box-folder 18 folder: 1-3
      The Gazer Within - manuscript draft [uncut]
      undated
    • Box-folder 18 folder: 4
      The Gazer Within - manuscript draft and author-publisher agreement
      1999, undated
    • Box-folder 18-19 folder: 5-3
      The Gazer Within - manuscript final
      undated
  • Subseries 2.2: Other Works
    1980-1996
    • Box-folder 19 folder: 4-5
      Assorted writings and related materials [odd pieces, file drawer 2]
      1980-1992, undated
    • Box-folder 20 folder: 1-3
      Assorted writings, interviews, and related materials, photocopied
      1980-1994, undated
    • Box-folder 20 folder: 4-6
      Journals
      1986-1994, undated
    • Box-folder 21 folder: 1
      Journal excerpts, transcribed
      1986, 1993-1994, undated
    • Box-folder 21 folder: 2
      Poem drafts
      1994-1996
    • Box-folder 21 folder: 3-9
      Poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 21 folder: 10-11
      Poem drafts [bookbag and desk], corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 22 folder: 1
      Poem drafts, photocopied
      1992-1996
    • Box-folder 22 folder: 2-5
      Poem drafts and related materials, corrected, photocopied
      undated
    • Box-folder 22 folder: 6
      Poetry: "Elegy with the Blur of a Grandstand Going Past," draft
      1996
    • Box-folder 22 folder: 7
      Poetry: "If Flesh Could Talk," darft
      1995
    • Box-folder 22 folder: 8
      Poetry: "A Life," draft
      undated
    • Box-folder 22 folder: 9
      Prose: "Little Boy: Baby Brother," draft
      undated
    • Box-folder 23 folder: 1
      Prose: "Not Life So Proud...", The Fuehrer Bunker, "Waiting for the End of the World...", drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 23 folder: 2
      Prose: "Roulette," "An Illustrated Castle," "The Blind Violinist to the Boy...," "Into the Marbling of the Maze," and other drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 23 folder: 3
      Prose: "So That: On Holub's 'Meeting Ezra Pound'" and other drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 23 folder: 4
      Prose: "War as Parable and War as Fact," drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 23 folder: 5
      Prose drafts
      undated
    • Box-folder 23 folder: 6
      Prose and poem drafts, corrected
      1993, undated
    • Box-folder 23-24 folder: 7-1
      Prose and poem drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 24 folder: 2
      Prose and poem drafts [file drawer 4], corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 24 folder: 3
      Prose, poem, and play drafts [Morello], corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 24 folder: 4-5
      Unidentified drafts, corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 24-25 folder: 6-1
      Unidentified drafts [handwritten pieces], corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 25 folder: 2-3
      Unidentified drafts [handwritten pieces, file drawer 4], corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 25 folder: 4
      Unidentified drafts [uncollected poems], corrected
      undated
    • Box-folder 25 folder: 5
      Unidentified drafts [writing, file drawer 4], corrected
      undated
  • Subseries 2.3: Writings of Others
    1985-1999
    • Box-folder 25 folder: 6
      Anonymous, "Chapter Three"
      undated
    • Box-folder 25 folder: 7
      Becerra, Jose Carlos, "Dark Word, to my sisters," translated by Robert L. Jones
      undated
    • Box-folder 25 folder: 8
      Bell, Marvin, "Someone is Probably Dead"
      undated
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 1
      Fenza, D. W., "The Wish to be Swept Clean: The Poetry of Larry Levis"
      undated
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 2
      Glass, L., [untitled]
      1985
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 3
      Glenn, Ann, "That Summer of Ellen"
      undated
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 4
      Hudgins, Andrews, Saints and Strangers
      circa 1985
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 5
      Jacobstein, Roy, Dispersion and Cohesion: Associative Techniques in Poems of Andre Breton, Mary Ruefle, and Larry Levis
      1999
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 6
      Levine, Philip, "The Mortal Words of Zweik"
      undated
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 7
      Levine, Philip, "My Mother's First Poem"
      undated
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 8
      Levine, Philip, "One Brother Said to the Other, 'Let's Go into the Fields'"
      undated
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 9
      Lux, Thomas, "Thus, He Spoke His Quietus - For Larry Levis (1946-1996)"
      circa 1996
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 10
      Smiddy, Nina, untitled poetry manuscript
      undated
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 11
      Snyder, Gary, "Above Pate Valley"
      undated
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 12
      St. John, David, Study for the World's Body: New and Selected Poems, poem drafts
      undated
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 13
      Voigt, Ellen Bryant, Kyrie
      undated
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 14
      Whedon, Tony, "The Death of Russ Columbo"
      undated
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 15
      Whedon, Tony, "The Porch"
      undated
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 16
      White, Michael interview with Larry Levis, drafts, corrected
      circa 1990
    • Box-folder 26 folder: 17
      Unidentified poems
      undated
Series 3: Printed Materials
1980-2005
  • Box-folder 39 folder: 1-2
    Advertisements mentioning Larry Levis
    1989-1999
  • Box-folder 26, 39 folder: 18, 3-4
    Articles and press releases about Larry Levis
    1982-2005, undated
  • Box-folder 39 folder: 5
    Articles about Philip Levine
    1983, undated
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 19
    Brodsky, Joseph, "Odysseus to Telemachus"
    undated
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 20
    Dana, Robert, "Wildebeest," The Georgia Review
    1993
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 21
    Graham, Jorie, "A Poetry Reading," booklet
    1991
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 22
    The J. Peterman Company, Owner's Manual No. 38a, Fall
    1995
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 23
    Jewish Community Center, Kansas City, press release
    undated
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 24
    Kelen, Leslie, "After the Obsession with some Beloved Figure: an Interiew with Larry Levis"
    1990
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 25
    Nancy Drysdale Gallery, "Elizabeth King: Illusion of Conciousness," exhibit flyer
    1993
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 26
    New Virginia Review, Remembering Larry Levis, flyer
    circa 1996
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 27
    Postcards
    undated
  • Box-folder 39 folder: 6
    Poetry: "Anastasia and Sandman & Other Poems," American Poetry Review
    1996
  • Box-folder 39 folder: 7
    Poetry: "The Smell of the Sea," American Poetry Review
    1998
  • Box-folder 39 folder: 8
    Poetry: "The Thief in the Painting," American Poetry Review
    1997
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 28
    The Poetry Center, reading program
    1983
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 29
    Prose: "From 'Not Life So Proud to Be Life: Snodgrass, Rothenberg, Bell, and the Counter-Revolution," The Poetry of W.D. Snodgrass
    1993
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 30
    Prose: "Larry Levis, 1946 -," Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series
    1996
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 31
    Prose: "Not Life So Proud To Be Life: Snodgrass, Rothenberg, Bell, and the Counter-Revolution," The American Poetry Review
    1989
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 32
    Prose: "Philip Levine," On the Poetry of Philip Levine
    1990
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 33
    Prose: "So That: On Holub's 'Meeting Ezra Pound,'" Field
    1993
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 34
    Prose: "Some Notes on Grief and the Image," Of Solitude and Silence: Writings on Robert Bly
    1981
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 35
    Prose: "Some Notes on the Gazer Within," Field and A Field Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
    1980
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 36
    Prose: "Strange Days: Zbigniew Herbert in Los Angeles," The Antioch Review
    1987
  • Box-folder 26 folder: 37
    Prose: "Takže: o Holubove 'Setkáni s Ezrou Poundem'" and Miroslav Holub "Setkáni s Ezrou Poundem," Ezra Pound: Mistr Tech, Kterí Vedí
    1995
  • Box-folder 39 folder: 9
    Prose: "War as Parable and War as Fact: Herbert and Forch?," American Poetry Review
    1983
  • Box-folder 27, 39 folder: 1, 10
    Reviews
    1981-2001
  • Box-folder 27 folder: 2
    St. John, David, poetry reading flyer
    1996
  • Box-folder 27 folder: 3
    Tampa Review, flyer
    circa 1992
  • Box-folder 27 folder: 4
    Vienna city map
    undated
  • Box-folder 27 folder: 5
    Wright, James, "The Journey"
    undated
Series 4: Academic Files
1980-1996
  • Box-folder 27 folder: 6
    Iowa Writers' Workshop - letter, course proposal, newsletters
    1980-1982
  • Box-folder 27 folder: 7
    Tufts University - letter
    1993
  • Box-folder 27 folder: 8
    University of Alabama - tenure evaluation for Robin Behn
    1991
  • Box-folder 27 folder: 9
    University of Missouri - correspondence and forms
    1980-1982
  • Box-folder 27 folder: 10
    University of Utah - administrative materials, correspondence, and course materials
    1983-1988, undated
  • Box-folder 27 folder: 11
    University of Utah - student work
    1985-1990, undated
  • Box-folder 27-28 folder: 12-1
    Virginia Commonwealth University - administrative materials
    1992-1996, undated
  • Box-folder 28 folder: 2-3
    Virginia Commonwealth University - course materials
    1992-1995, undated
  • Box-folder 28 folder: 4
    Virginia Commonwealth University - Hurston/Wright award ceremony flyer and winning entries
    1996
  • Box-folder 28 folder: 5-6
    Virginia Commonwealth University - MFA program applications
    1995-1996
  • Box-folder 28 folder: 7
    Virginia Commonwealth University - MFA program posters
    undated
  • Box-folder 29 folder: 1
    Virginia Commonwealth University - student work
    1993-1996, undated
  • Box-folder 29 folder: 2
    Virginia Commonwealth University - student work, Advanced Poetry Writing
    1994, undated
  • Box-folder 29 folder: 3-4
    Virginia Commonwealth University - student work, thesis draft
    1996
  • Box-folder 29-30 folder: 5-1
    Virginia Commonwealth University - Writers' Conference and Workshop
    1987-1990, undated
  • Box-folder 30 folder: 2
    Warren Wilson College - administrative materials and course description
    1995-1996
  • Box-folder 30 folder: 3-4
    Warren Wilson College - student correspondence
    1994-1996
  • Box-folder 30-31 folder: 5-4
    Warren Wilson College - student work
    1993-1996, undated
  • Box-folder 31 folder: 6
    Unidentified administrative materials
    1985-1996, undated
  • Box-folder 32 folder: 1-2
    Unidentified course materials
    1992-1993, undated
  • Box-folder 32 folder: 3
    Unidentified student work
    undated
Series 5: Business and Personal Files
1980-2000
  • Box-folder 32 folder: 4-6
    Appointment books
    1987-1995
  • Box-folder 33 folder: 1
    Bill of sale for television, draft
    1995
  • Box-folder 40
    Boots
  • Box-folder 33 folder: 2
    Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, announcement
    1995
  • Box-folder 33 folder: 3
    Drawings
    undated
  • Box-folder 33 folder: 4
    Family photographs
    circa 1977-1983, undated
  • Box-folder 33 folder: 5
    [Funeral], VHS cassette tape
    undated
  • Box-folder 33 folder: 6
    Glenn, Ann, Individual Artist Fellowship proposal
    undated
  • Box-folder 33 folder: 7-8
    Guestbooks
    1996
  • Box-folder 33 folder: 9
    International Literary Manifestation "Sarajevo Poetry Days," certificate of appreciation
    1988
  • Box-folder 33-34 folder: 10-1
    "Larry Levis Funeral," VHS cassette tape
    circa 1996
  • Box-folder 34 folder: 2
    Larry Levis photo shoot with Erin Seals, photographic materials
    undated
  • Box-folder 34 folder: 3
    Larry Levis, photographs
    1955, undated
  • Box-folder 34 folder: 4
    "Larry poems promised and out," list
    undated
  • Box-folder 34 folder: 5
    "Levis Ranch Master," DVD disc
    undated
  • Box-folder 34 folder: 6
    Loan agreement with Lee Glass, handwritten
    1988
  • Box-folder 34 folder: 7
    Market Street Oyster Bar cards
    1989
  • Box-folder 34 folder: 8
    "Memorial Service," VHS cassette tape
    undated
  • Box-folder 34 folder: 9
    Memorial service program
    1996
  • Box-folder 34 folder: 10
    Miscellaneous materials
    1986, undated
  • Box-folder 34 folder: 11
    "Mom, Ranch in Spring," VHS cassette tape
    undated
  • Box-folder 34 folder: 12
    National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Panel, correspondence
    1985-1987, undated
  • Box-folder 34 folder: 13
    Obituary
    1996
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 1
    Office of Larry Levis, photographs, proofs, and related materials
    1997-2000, undated
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 2
    Passport
    1983
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 3
    Photographs by Patricia Shepardson
    1982
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 4
    To do list
    undated
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 5
    Travel, photographs
    undated
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 6
    Unidentified notes
    1987, undated
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 7
    Unidentified photographs and related materials
    undated
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 8
    University of Missouri, identification card
    1982
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 9
    "Unsolved Mysteries; H. H.," VHS cassette tape
    undated
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 10
    Utah Original Writing Competition, awards
    1990
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 11
    Vita, Ann Glenn
    circa 1994
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 12
    Vitae
    circa 1980-1994
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 13
    Voter Registration Card
    1988
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 14
    Writing workshops, photographs
    undated
Series 6: Born Digital Materials
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 15
    "AG 91," 3.5 inch floppy disk
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 16
    "Back up Doc V, Doc I," [disk 4], 3.5 inch floppy disk
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 17
    "Back Up MS Writer System," [disk 2] 3.5 inch floppy disk
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 18
    "CLLT, Spr. 1991," 3.5 inch floppy disk
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 19
    "Documents 1," [disk 3] 3.5 inch floppy disk
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 20
    "Larry," 3.5 inch floppy disks
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 21
    "Levis," 4.25 inch floppy disk
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 22
    "MS Writer System," 3.5 inch floppy disk
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 23
    "Poems and Related Materials from 'Texts,'" 3.5 inch floppy disks
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 24
    "Porlone's Levis Poetry," 3.5 inch floppy disks
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 25
    "Porlones Levis Poetry," 4.25 inch floppy disk
  • Box-folder 35 folder: 26
    "Texts," 3.5 inch floppy disks
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 1
    [Untitled] 3.5 inch floppy disk
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 2
    "Untitled, Prose, Chemistry (Creature), and Pastiche," [disk 1] 3.5 inch floppy disk
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 3
    "Virus Check," 3.5 inch floppy disk
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 4
    "Warren Wilson Letters from 'Texts,'" 3.5 inch floppy disks
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 5
    "WP 5.0 Learning," 4.25 inch floppy disk
Series 7: Sheila Brady Materials
1975-2005
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 6
    Academic files: unidentified student work
    1995-1996, undated
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 7
    Academic files: Virginia Commonwealth University MFA program posters, photocopied
    undated
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 8
    Academic files: Warren Wilson College - correspondence and student evalutions
    1996, undated
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 9
    Correspondence: Academy of American Poets
    1996-2002
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 10
    Correspondence: Boston, Bruce
    1999
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 11
    Correspondence: Buckley, Christopher
    1998-2003, undated
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 12
    Correspondence: Cornis-Pope, Marcel, Virginia Commonwealth University
    2002
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 13
    Correspondence: Costanzo, Gerald, Carnegie Mellon University Press
    1997
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 14
    Correspondence: Courtright, Frederick, The Permission Company
    2005
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 15
    Correspondence: Dana, Robert
    1996
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 16
    Correspondence: Eastern Washington University
    2004
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 17
    Correspondence: Fine, Richard
    1997-2000
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 18
    Correspondence: Flinn, Mary
    1996-1999
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 19
    Correspondence: Glenn, Ann
    1996-2004
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 20
    Correspondence: Grimm, Amy, Warren Wilson College
    2002
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 21
    Correspondence: Hearle, Kevin
    1996
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 22
    Correspondence: Levine, Philip
    1997-2001
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 23
    Correspondence: Levis family
    1975-1997, undated
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 24
    Correspondence: Murphy, Genie
    2003
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 25
    Correspondence: Prufer, Kevin, Central Missouri State University
    2004
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 26
    Correspondence: Seattle Review
    1996-1998
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 27
    Correspondence: Soldofsky, Alan
    2001
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 28
    Correspondence: Timothy, Joscelyn, International Biographical Centre
    1996
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 29
    Correspondence: University of Michigan Press
    1999-2005
  • Box-folder 36 folder: 30
    Correspondence: University of Pittsburgh Press
    1996-2005, undated
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 1
    Correspondence: Venable, John
    1996, 1998
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 2
    Correspondence: Williams, Fielding L.
    1998
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 3
    Correspondence: Yogi, Stan, California Council for the Humanities
    1996
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 4
    Correspondence, other: Seals, Erin and Mary Flinn
    undated
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 5
    High school diploma, Larry Levis
    1964
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 6
    Memorial service materials
    1996
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 7
    Miscellaneous materials
    undated
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 8
    Obituaries
    1996
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 9
    Printed materials
    1986-1997, undated
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 10
    Reviews
    1998-2002, undated
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 11
    Writings: Black Freckles "Three Illustrations"
    undated
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 12
    Writings: Elegy poem drafts
    1992-1996, undated
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 13
    Writings: Elegy manuscript
    undated
  • Box-folder 37 folder: 14
    Writings: Selected Levis manuscript with cover letter
    1998
  • Box-folder 38 folder: 1-2
    Writings: The Gazer Within poem drafts with cover note
    undated
  • Box-folder 38 folder: 3
    Writings: The Gazer Within manuscript
    undated
  • Box-folder 38 folder: 4
    Writings: The Gazer Within manuscript with cover letter
    undated
  • Box-folder 38 folder: 5
    Writings: List of poems and prose by Larry Levis sorted and sent to Phil Levine
    undated
  • Box-folder 38 folder: 6
    Writings: Marshall, Randy, "Suite: Larry Levis," draft
    undated
  • Box-folder 38 folder: 7
    Writings: McNair, Wesley C. "The Art and Craft of Poetry: An Anthology of Poems and Writing about Poetry"
    1997
  • Box-folder 38 folder: 8
    Writings: Smith, David, "Larry Levis: Johnny Dominguez, A Letter"
    undated
  • Box-folder 38 folder: 9
    Writings: Voigt, Ellen Bryant, "What I Remember of Larry's Dream of Yeats"
    undated
  • Box-folder 38 folder: 10
    Writings: Williams, Marty, "Leaving: for Larry Levis"
    undated
Series 8: Collected Materials
1996
  • Flat Files box: Drawer 75
    Posters, 1996, undated