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Rudi Holzapfel Papers
Manuscript Collection Number: 245
Accessioned: Purchased March 1991
Extent: <.3 linear ft. (70 items)
Content: Manuscripts, letters, photographs, notebook, printed materials.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: Spring 1991 by Wendy Van Wyck.
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
Scope and Content Note
I. Poetry, 1965-1988. II. Prose. III. Miscellaneous, 1953-1990.
Series I. Poetry, 1965-1988. 31 items. Included are autograph and typescript drafts of titled and untitled poems. The manuscripts contain numerous autograph corrections and additions, and occasionally two drafts of the same poem are present. The poems are arranged alphabetically by title; dates are provided when available. F1 After the Light of Loss [n.d.] AMs, 1p (1 leaf). Untitled draft of poem on verso, dated "Nov. - Dec. 1987." Along the Beach [n.d.] Ts, 1p (l leaf). Another draft of the same poem on verso. Amazona [n.d.] AMs, 2p (2 leaves). Two drafts. Bargain Day at Beulah's [n.d.] AMs, 1p (1 leaf). Draft of poem entitled "A Poet Replies in Like" on verso. The Battle of the Vices [n.d.] AMs, 1p (1 leaf). Draft of poem entitled "The Habits" on verso. F2 The Cologne Art Market. . . [n.d.] AMs, 1p (1 leaf). Untitled prose piece on verso. December 88 [n.d.] AMs and Ts, 4p (4 leaves). Four drafts. On versos are draft of letter "To Judy" and a poem entitled "Down and Out." A Distant Wind [n.d.] AMs, 1p (1 leaf). Untitled poem on verso. F3 February Days. Feb 21, 1982. Ts, 1p (1 leaf). For Frances Farmer[?] [n.d.] AMs, 1p (1 leaf). Untitled drafts of poems on verso. The Hitchhiker [n.d.] Ts, 1p (1 leaf). With another draft of same poem on verso. In My Coat of White [n.d.] AMs, 1p (1 leaf). Untitled draft of poem on verso. The Litany of the Lousy Bastards [n.d.] Ts, 1p (1 leaf). Untitled draft of poem on verso. New Pharisee's Prayer [n.d.] Ts, 1p (1 leaf). Series I. Poetry (cont'd) F4 The Old Families [n.d.] Ts, 1p (1 leaf). Prose piece entitled "Important Notice To All Readers Under Forty" on verso. Pain [n.d.] Ts, 1p (1 leaf). Draft of poem entitled "And Yet There Is More" on verso. Right Up Hairy Mountain [n.d.] Ts and AMs, 2p (2 leaves). The Scientwists [n.d.] Ts and AMs, 1p (1 leaf). F5 Selected Poem [n.d.] AMs, 2p (2 leaves). Draft of poem entitled "Inner Damage" on verso. Sexuality (for men only) [n.d.] AMs, 1p (1 leaf). To Francie[?] from Ireland [n.d.] AMs, 1p (1 leaf). Untitled draft of poem on verso. To the Confederate Dead. Dec 26, 1965. Ts, 2p (2 leaves). Draft of "Selected Poem" on verso. F6 Untitled drafts of poems. Ts and AMs, 7 items. Series II. Prose. 18 items. Includes "Whim-Whams" or "The Masque of the Red Life" and "Tribute to Behan," both signed by the author. Also present are untitled prose pieces and drafts of prefatory material for various works. The author's autograph notes and corrections appear on most of the manuscripts. The prose pieces are arranged alphabetically by title; dates are provided when available. F7 The Story of a One Night Stand [n.d.] Ts, 1p (1 leaf). Tribute to Behan. Summer 1964. Ts[mimeo], 2p (2 leaves). Article for Modern Language Review, signed by the author. F8 Whim-Whams or Masque of the Red Life [n.d.] Ts[x], 17p (17 leaves). Includes Holzapfel's signature and autograph note to "Oliver." F9 Miscellaneous prefatory material [n.d.] AMs and Ts, 7p (5 leaves). 3 items. Includes dedications and acknowledgements. F10 Untitled Prose Pieces [n.d.] Ts and AMs. F11 Untitled Prose Pieces [n.d.] Ts and Ams. Series III. Miscellaneous, 1953-1990. 30 items. Includes miscellaneous personal materials, such as Holzapfel's wedding announcement, a postcard, membership cards, receipts, material relating to his position as an English teacher in Germany, drafts of letters (written in German), photographs, a personal notebook, and promotional material for Holzapfel's 1985-86 tour of the United States. Autograph notes addressed to "Oliver" (perhaps Irish poet Oliver Snoddy) appear on some of the items. Items are arranged chronologically with undated material at the end of the series. F12 Miscellaneous. 1953-1963. 3 items. F13 Miscellaneous. 1979-1985. 6 items. F14 Miscellaneous. 1986-1990. 6 items. F15 Miscellaneous [n.d.] F16 Miscellaneous [n.d.] F17 Notebook [n.d.]
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