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Scope Note: http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1424060 Found in 60 Collections and/or Records:

James Tate Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-MS-ms112
Scope and Contents The James Tate Papers consists almost entirely of Tate’s correspondence with Charles Simic. These letters provide an interesting insight into Tate’s writing and his ideas on contemporary poetry, and many include Tate’s opinions on and suggestion for Simic’s poetry. Some letters also contain discussions on other contemporary poets. All letters are from Tate. Other items in the collection include manuscripts by Tate: “Cruisin’ Even.” Typescript, 1 page on verso of letter to Simic, 1972:...

Benjamin Taylor Papers

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Identifier: MS-MS-ms113
Scope and Contents

The Benjamin Taylor Papers includes correspondence with many American and European authors, as well as the manuscript version of his novel, Tales Out of School (1995) and his major work of nonfiction, Into the Open: Reflections on Genius and Modernity (1995). Also included is material towards the essay: “The Question of Jewishness and the Question of Writing: A Conversation with Edmond Jabès.”

Jarvis Thurston Papers

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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.

Alexander Trocchi Papers

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Identifier: MS-MS-ms116
Scope and Contents

The Alexander Trocchi Papers include manuscripts of his novels, stories, essays and poems, the extant archives of Merlin, most of his manuscripts and correspondence concerning the Sigma Project, material relating to a large number of projects Trocchi was involved with in the 1960’s, and his journals and notebooks. The Trocchi Papers also house an extensive collection of magazines and ephemera, including material relating to the International Situationist movement.

Constance Urdang Papers

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Identifier: MS-MS-ms119
Scope and Contents The Constance Urdang Papers include a nearly complete collection of manuscript and editorial material toward all of her published books. These materials include typescript drafts of entire books as well as drafts of individual poems. A number of Urdang's journals and notebooks are also present. The collection also contains drafts of translations by Urdang and the drafts of two unpublished novels. The Urdang Papers are completed by a small yet significant collection of her business, personal,...

Mona Van Duyn Papers

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Identifier: MS-MS-ms120
Scope and Contents

The Mona Van Duyn Papers contain manuscripts and editorial matter toward her books, including the award-winning Near Changes. In addition, there are numerous drafts of individual poems and correspondence from and manuscripts by numerous literary figures.

David Wagoner Papers

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Identifier: MS-MS-ms122
Scope and Contents The David Wagoner Papers consist of two accruals. The first consists of correspondence (1953-1965), notebooks (1944-1959), individual poem and essay drafts, material toward plays including Everyman for Himself, and material toward books including The Escape Artist (1965) and Rock (1958).The second accrual occurred in 2012, in which nearly 80 additional linear feet was added to the...

Joy Williams Papers

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Identifier: MS-MS-ms158
Scope and Contents The Joy Williams Papers spans over five decades consists largely of her own manuscript materials, including drafts of book reviews, essays, college work, and short stories, as well as editorial material toward her books including, State of Grace, The Changeling, Taking Care, Breaking and Entering, Escapes, ...

Tennessee Williams Collection

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Identifier: MS-MS-ms134
Scope and Contents The Tennessee Williams Collection consists of materials related to Williams’ time at Washington University including three poem drafts, Williams' University College grade card and Williams' Washington University Greek final examination blue book. Also included are a number of play scripts and film scripts including Baby Doll, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, ...

Jay Wright Manuscript

 Collection — Box VMF 20, Folder: 10
Identifier: MS-VMF-vmf243
Scope and Contents

Consists of the original manuscript of The Prime Anniversary by Jay Wright. Published on July 29, 2019, The Prime Anniversary is comprised of a sequence of poems and a one-act play.

Donated to Washington University in St. Louis Department of Special Collections by Jay and Lois Wright in honor of their friend, Professor Steven Meyer.