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Merrill, James, 1926-1995

Dates Of Existence
  • Existence: 1926 - 1995
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Lee Anderson Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms004

James Dickey Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms035
Scope and Contents The James Dickey Papers include a correspondence file, spanning 1954 to 1970, consisting of nearly 1000 letters from literary figures, publishers, editors, and friends. Letters from literary notables are often accompanied by their poetry manuscripts. The bulk of the collection consists of Dickey's own manuscript drafts of poems, essays, reviews, translations and addresses. Proof of Dickey's meticulous craftmanship is found in his heavily revised poetry manuscripts, many of which have...

David Jackson Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms060
Scope and Contents

The David Jackson Papers consists of extensive correspondence, photographs of family and friends, and manuscript material towards Jackson’s poems, stories, and plays.

James Merrill Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms083
Scope and Contents

The collection holds a wide variety of materials that document James Ingram Merrill's entire life.

The extensive correspondence is between Merrill and his family, friends, business associates, and others. Thousands of pages of heavily annotated notebooks, typescripts, worksheets, and galleys show Merrill's work towards poems, fiction, and drama. The audiovisual and personal material document other aspects of Merrill's life.

Claude Fredericks Collection of James Merrill Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms157
Scope and Contents

Collection of James Merrill manuscripts, inscribed books, photographs, ephemera, publications and realia. All materials belonged to Merrill's close friend, Claude Fredericks, an American poet, playwright, printer, writer, and a professor of literature at Bennington College.

Marilyn Aronberg Lavin Collection of James Merrill Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms165
Scope and Contents Marilyn Aronberg Lavin Collection of James Merrill Papers includes correspondence, inscribed publications, photographs and other materials from or related to James Merrill.Marilyn Aronberg Lavin was born in 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1947 and earned a M.A. from Harvard in 1949. Her Ph.D. was awarded in 1973 from New York University with a dissertation on Piero Della Francesca. She was a visiting professor of art history...

Mary Boatwright Collection of James Merrill Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms133
Scope and Contents

Mary Boatwright Collection of James Merrill Papers consists of correspondence, manuscripts, ephemera, and realia.

Howard Nemerov Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms089
Scope and Contents The Howard Nemerov Papers are a large group of materials which help document the career of this important American poet. The collection includes a great number of worksheets, drafts, and notes towards poems, essays, lectures, stories, collections, and novels. Nemerov corresponded with numerous important literary figures and their letters are housed in the Nemerov Papers. Kenneth Burke, Maxine Kumin, Kay Boyle, and Reed Whittemore, in particular, have been long-time correspondents with...

May Swenson Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms111
Scope and Contents The May Swenson Papers contain manuscript and editorial material toward most of her books including Another Animal (1954), A Cage of Spines (1958), To Mix with Time: New and Selected Poems (1963), and Half Sun Half Sleep (1967). This material includes drafts of individual poems as well as letters to and from various editors, friends, and readers. Swenson’s correspondents include John Hall Wheelock, and Burroughs Mitchell, but the most fascinating portion of the May Swenson Papers is her...

Jarvis Thurston Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms114
Scope and Contents

The Jarvis Thurston Papers consist primarily of correspondence relating to Washington University's Department of English and its visiting writers program. The most significant part of the Thurston collection is the correspondence from James T. Farrell to Thurston and Van Duyn. These letters are of a more personal nature and often discuss literary matters such as Van Duyn's work. A small group of manuscripts, notably two drafts of a Thurston short story, "The Cross," is also included.