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Edward Field Papers

1943 - 1994

Manuscript Collection Number: 363
Accessioned: Purchase, 1994
Extent: 21 linear ft.
Content: Correspondence, photographs and negatives, poems, prose, book reviews, clippings, posters, programs, financial papers, address books, calendars, interviews, books, magazines and journals, flyers, plays, and ephemera.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: 1997-1998 by Anita A. Wellner

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Table of Contents

Series II. Personal and Professional Correspondence, 1953-1994


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Contents List

Box -- Folder -- Contents

9         Series II.  Personal and professional correspondence, 1953-1994

          Series II.1.  Mailing lists, [n.d.]

     F1   Typescript mailing lists compiled by Field, with extensive revisions, [n.d.]


          Series II.2.  Business correspondence, 1964-1994
               Includes correspondence regarding Yaddo, reviews, workshops, poetry
               readings, publishers of his books and anthologies.  Also includes contracts,
               information about awards, grant applications, finances, publishers'
               statements, bills, and letters of reference for other poets and writers. 
               Arranged chronologically.

     F2   1964-1979
     F3   1980-1983
     F4   1984-1986
     F5   1987-1990
     F6   1991-1994
     F7   [n.d.]


          Series II.3.  Permissions files, 1967-1994
               Correspondence regarding permissions to print or reprint work
               (particularly poems) written by Field.  Includes letters from Henri Cole,
               Franklin Abbott, Steve Kowit and Carl Morse.  Arranged chronologically.

     F8   1967-1981
     F9   1982-1986
     F10  1987-1988
     F11  1989-1991
     F12  1992-1994 and [n.d.]


          Series II.4.  Send-out files - Poetry, 1963-1994
               Correspondence regarding poetry which Field submitted to various
               publishers for consideration.  Also includes contracts for work accepted, as
               well as lists of journals and addresses, and lists of poems indicated to
               which journals they were submitted.  Includes letters from numerous
               writers.  Names are mentioned in the folder description but are not
               exhaustive.  Arranged chronologically.  See Series I.1 for copies of poems
               sent out.

     F13  1963-1979
          Includes letters from John F. Nims, Howard Moss, John Gill, Steve Berg, Grace
          Schulman, Andrei Codrescu, and Michael Benedikt.

     F14  1980-1984
          Includes letters from Stephen Spender, Martin Bax, Ted Solotaroff, and Richard
          Seaver.

     F15  1985-1989
          Includes letters from William Novak, John Benedict, Ed Ochester, Peter Davison,
          and Alice Quinn.

     F16  1990-1991
          Includes letters from Laurence Goldstein, Ron Offen, Franklin Abbott, Naomi
          Shihab Nye, and Michael de Capua.

     F17  1992-1994
          Includes letters from Andrei Codrescu, Grace Schulman, Michael Hathaway,
          Rudy Kikel, John L. Clark, Kirby Congdon, and Byrne Fone.

     F18  Lists of poems, publishers, and addresses, 1991 and [n.d.]


          Series II.5.  Send-out files - Prose, 1976-1994
               Correspondence regarding articles and reviews submitted to various
               publishers by Field.  Includes Field's biographical essay on Alfred Chester
               for the Dictionary of Literary Biography, some contracts, and a few
               photocopies.  Arranged chronologically.

     F19  1976-1992
          Includes letters from Seymour Lawrence, Robert Silvers, and Donna Hilbert.

     F20  1993-1994
          Includes letters from Susan Morrison, J. D. McClatchy, Laurence Goldstein, and
          Thomas Beller.


          Series II.6.  Correspondence related to appearances, 1958-1994
               Correspondence in regard to Field's appearances at poetry readings and
               other public events.  Includes files of clippings and tearsheets related to
               Field's appearances, itineraries, travel arrangements, contracts, programs,
               posters, flyers, and notes by Field.  Arranged chronologically.  Some large
               posters or clippings have been removed to oversize box 17.

     F21  1958-1965
     F22  1966-1969
     F23  1970-1975
     F24  1976-1981
     F25  1982-1989
     F26  1990-1994
     F27  [n.d.]


10        Series II.7.  Publicity files, 1989-2003
               Correspondence regarding public relations and publicity for the
               publication of Field's books, interviews with Field, contacts to announce
               readings, and biographical information about Field.  Includes
               correspondence, notes, flyers, lists, a draft of an interview, and clippings. 
               Arranged chronologically.

     F28  1989-2003

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