University of Delaware Library

Special Collections Department


Donald Justice Papers

1936 - 1998
(bulk dates 1952-1996)

Manuscript Collection Number: 191
Accessioned: Purchases, 1982-1998.
Extent: 10 linear ft.
Content: Correspondence, poems, essays, reviews, stories, lectures, interviews, clippings, photographs, plays, librettos, contracts, books, programs, journals, calendars, thesis, dissertation, translations, proofs, posters, identification cards, transcripts, scrapbooks, certificates, royalty statements, broadsides, slides, and sheet music.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: 1998 by Anita A. Wellner.

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Contents List

Box -- Folder -- Contents

                                    
1         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice, 1942-1998
               A number of books and journals were removed from the collection and
               cataloged for Special Collections.  Where this has occurred a Special
               Collections call number is noted in parenthesis.  A list of these books and
               journals is available in Appendix A.

          Series I.1.  Poetry, 1942-1995
               Series consists of material toward Justice's published books of poetry,
               unpublished drafts in notebooks, and loose worksheets.  Worksheets for
               abandoned or pseudonymous (a.k.a. Orville St. John, Vasco Lee, Rodney
               Cook, and Manfred Stonesifer) poems are available, as are his translations. 
               The material is arranged in chronological order, using the publication date for material related to books.  For notebooks and folders of worksheets
               (the contents of folders were collected and labeled by Justice) the earliest
               date noted in the material is used for the arrangement, though a range of
               dates is noted.

     F1   Early poems, 1942-1963
          Typescript and autograph drafts of poems bearing extensive autograph revisions. 
          Includes one poem written in collaboration with Mark Strand, one with a note by
          George Hitchcock, as well as several bearing autograph notations by poet George
          Marion O'Donnell.

     F2   Printed copies early poems, 1943-1969
          Includes copies of magazines and journals in which Justice's poems appear, as
          well as photocopies of published poems.  Includes an issue of Carolina Magazine
          (1947 Mar) which contains Justice's story, "The Pink Rosebush and the
          Peachtree" and two clippings of early printed poems.

     F3   Iowa Poetry Workshop poems, 1952-1954
          Mimeographed typescript poems written by Justice while a student of Robert
          Lowell and John Berryman in the Iowa Poetry Workshop.  The poems bear
          occasional notes on the verso.

     F4   Small loose-leaf notebook, 1953-1954
          Includes autograph drafts of poems, notes and ideas for poems, drafts of letters,
          notes on literature, lists of books to read, a list of expenses, a list of poems and
          journals to which they were submitted, names and addresses, and notes toward
          grant applications.  Although most of the drafts of poems are untitled, titled
          poems include: "The Key" and "Dawn: May 23rd, 1954."

1         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)

     F5   "Versions of Songs," 1953-1970s
          Autograph, mimeographed typescript, and photocopies of printed poems used as
          drafts, all bearing extensive autograph revisions.  Includes drafts for "Don Juan in
          Hell," "The Ballad of Charles Starkweather" (with Robert Mezey), and "The
          Telephone Booth in the Woods."  "The Ballad of Charles Starkweather" appeared
          in the winter 1976 issue of Antaeus (Spec PS3519 .U825 B35). 

     F6   Draft of poems, 1953-1979
          Typescript and autograph drafts with extensive autograph revisions of various
          songs, blues poems, and other work.  Most of these poems are unpublished and
          some are unfinished.  A sample of titles include "Uncle Vanya," "Landscape,"
          "Aboard! Aboard!," "Draft," "Angel Death Blues," and "Kiting."  "Kiting"
          appeared in the Summer 1962 issue of Literary Review (Spec PS3519 .U825
          K55).

     F7   "Beyond the Hunting Woods and other Poems," 1954 Aug
          Photocopied typescript of Justice's doctoral dissertation submitted at the State
          University of Iowa in 1954. 

     F8   Pseudonymous poems, 1954-1984
          Includes typescript and autograph drafts of poems written by Justice using the
          pseudonyms, Orville St. John, Vasco Lee, Rodney Cook, and Manfred Stonesifer. 
          Some bear notes indicating they were "failed" or "abandoned," while most bear
          extensive autograph revisions.  Titles include "Tiger," "Toy Pianos,"
          "Homecomings," "Hopper's Women," "Stopping beside Highway 29 at Dusk,"
          "Epitaph for a Pair of Old Shoes," "Variations on a Line by Jack Spicer," "To a
          Friend Whose Eye Was Stolen," "It Is," and others.

     F9   "Goodbye to the Houses," [1955]
          A collection of typescript poems with a few autograph revisions.  The twenty-eight-page collection has a title page, listing a Miami, Florida, address for Justice,
          and a table of contents.

          "Bad Dreams," [1959]-1962
          Some poems from this collection were published in issues of Poetry (Spec
          PS3519 .U825 F77), Western Review, and The Literary Review.  A portion of
          "Bad Dreams" was also included in New and Selected Poems (1995).  Autograph
          and typescript worksheets, bearing extensive autograph revisions, notes, and
          photocopies of printed versions are present.

     F10  "Worksheet #1," [n.d.]
     F11  "Worksheet #2," [n.d.]
          Poem titled "Chorus of Servants."

1         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)
          Bad Dreams (cont'd)

     F12  "Worksheet #3," [n.d.]
     F13  "Worksheet #4," [n.d.]
          Poem titled "Interlude: A Hard Though Brief Pain."
     F14  "Worksheet #5," [n.d.]
          Poem titled "Epilogue to Bad Dreams."
     F15  "Worksheet #6," [n.d.]
          Poem titled "The Winding of the Watch" or "The Station Agent's Watch."
     F16  "Worksheet #7," [n.d.]
     F17  "Worksheet #8," [n.d.]
          Poem titled "Dream of the Young Girl" or "Dream of the Grand-Niece."
     F18  "Worksheet #9," [n.d.]
          Poem titled "Dream of the Old Man Dying."
     F19  "Worksheet #10," [n.d.]
          Poem titled "Chorus of Servants."
     F20  Worksheets, notes, and copies of printed poems, 1955-1962


          Summer Anniversaries, 1959-1981
          First edition:  Middletown, Conn.:  Wesleyan University Press, [1960]
          Revised edition:  Middletown, Conn.:  Wesleyan University Press, 1981
          Includes correspondence, contract, galley proofs, reviews, announcements,
          typescript for the revised edition.  See also the business correspondence for
          Hawk's Well (F448) and Wesleyan Presses (F460-463).  Copies of both editions
          have been cataloged for Special Collections (Spec PS3519 .U825 S8 and Spec
          PS3519 .U825 S8 1981).

     F21  Contract with Hawk's Well Press, 1958 Jul 5
          Because of press problems Summer Anniversaries was never published by Hawk's
          Well Press.   In fact, the editor, Jerome Dennis Rothenberg, encouraged and
          cooperated with the transfer of the book to Wesleyan Press.

     F22  Correspondence, 1959-1962
          Includes correspondence with the American Academy of Poets regarding the
          Lamont Poetry Selection (with ticket, program, and dinner seating plans) and letters of congratulation.

     F23  Uncorrected galley proofs, 1959 Dec 3
          An incomplete set, marked "Plimpton Press...Duplicate Proofs."

1         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)
          Summer Anniversaries (cont'd)

     F24  Reviews, 1959-1960
          Loose newspaper clippings and photocopies.

     No   Album of clippings and material related to Summer Anniversaries, 1959-1960
     F    Includes clippings and tearsheets of reviews, a book jacket, and a Wesleyan Press
          brochure announcing the book.

     F25  Preservation photocopy of the material in the album, 1959-1960

     F26  "Copy for the revised edition," [n.d.]
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied pages from the first edition, bearing
          autograph revisions for the revised edition, plus text of author's note.

     F27  Galley proofs, 1981 Jul 22
          Galleys (removed to oversize), plus letter regarding the galleys, two autograph
          pages of corrections, and copies of the pen and ink drawings for the cover design. 

     F28  "Poems from letters written to Henri Coulette," 1960-1982
          Typescript and photocopies of drafts of poems and a few translations, written by
          Justice and sent to Henri Coulette for his comments and critique.  Includes several
          original letters from Justice to Coulette and a page of suggestions from Coulette. 
          Some poems bear notes by Coulette, as well as revisions by Justice, and many
          were later published.


          A Local Storm, 1963-1965
          First edition:  Iowa City:  The Stone Wall Press & The Finial Press, 1963
          Author's autograph copy cataloged for Special Collections (Spec Folio PS 3519
          .U825 L6).  Includes correspondence, reviews, and a typescript.

     F29  Typescript, [n.d.]
          Bears a few autograph revisions.

     F30  Correspondence and reviews, 1963-1965
          Includes clippings, a copy of Poetry (1965 Jan) with Mona Van Duyn's review,
          letters of congratulations and appreciation.  Letters from Philip Levine, J. V.
          Cunningham, Josephine Miles, Hortense Calisher, James Crenner, and John C.
          Holmes are present.

1         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)

          Night Light, 1961-1981
          First edition:  Middletown, Conn.:  Wesleyan University Press, [1967]
          Revised edition:  Middletown, Conn.:  Wesleyan University Press, [1981]
          Includes notebook and worksheets of poems, typescripts, galley proofs,
          correspondence, reviews, and page proofs.  See also the business correspondence
          for Wesleyan Press (F460-463).  Copies of both editions have been cataloged for
          Special Collections (Spec PS3519 .U825 N5 and Spec PS3519 .U825 N5 1981).

     F31  "Notebook with versions of poems from Night Light," 1964-1965
          Notebook of autograph poems labeled: "notebook found in rented house in San
          Francisco, summer/fall 1964-1965."  Includes drafts of prose poems for "Bad
          Dreams," "The Man Closing Up," "The Tourist from Syracuse," "To a Survivor,"
          "The Missing Person," "Elsewheres (South)," "At a Rehearsal of Uncle Vanya,"
          "In the Green Room," and translations of Enzensberger.  ca. 85 pp.

          Drafts of poems, 1961-1966
          Multiple autograph and typescript drafts for each poem, bearing extensive
          autograph revisions.  Many include notes written by Justice indicating when and
          where the poem was written.

     F32  "The Grandfathers," ca. 1961
          See also the section on novels (F243) for a draft of this poem.
     F33  "A Local Storm," 1961-1962
     F34  "After a Phrase Abandoned by Wallace Stevens," 1961-1965
     F35  "The Suicides," 1962-1963
     F36  "Orpheus Open His Morning Mail," [1964-1965]
     F37  "Elsewheres," 1963-1965
     F38  "The Evening of the Mind," 1963
     F39  "Dreams of Water," [n.d.]
     F40  "Crossing Kansas by Train," [1963]
     F41  "Poem to be Read at 3 a.m.," 1964
          With drafts of "Memory of a Porch," "The Young God" (which became a play and
          later a libretto), and fragments of undeveloped poems.
     F42  "Memory of a Porch," [n.d.]
     F43  "Narcissus at Home," 1965
          Includes one draft of the poem which bears autograph comments in the margins
          by Mark Strand and numerous other drafts of the poem which was later performed
          as a play.  See the play section (F247) for programs and scripts.
     F44  "To the Hawks," 1965 Feb-Mar
     F45  "Memo from the Desk of X," 1965
     F46  "Incident in a Rose Garden," 1965-1966
     F47  "In the Green Room," [1966]

1         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)
          Night Light (cont'd)
          Drafts of poems (cont'd)

     F48  "Girl Sitting Alone at Party," [n.d.]
     F49  "To Waken a Small Person," 1966 Spr

     F50  Partial typescript with some revisions, [n.d.]

     F51  Typescript marked for printer, [1966-1967]
          Setting copy bearing autograph notes.

     F52  Galley proofs, 1966 Oct 21
          Proofs have been cut and pasted to letter-size pages and labeled "author's file set,"
          bearing autograph corrections and notes by Justice.

     F53  Galley proofs, 1966 Nov 14
          Unmarked galleys labeled "author's file set."  Removed to galley section.

     F54  Correspondence regarding plagiarism of "The Thin Man," 1977
          Correspondence with Nicholas Ranson, editor of Bits, regarding Joan
          Barasovska's plagiarism of Justice's poem.  Includes a copy of Bits 6.

     No   Album of material related to Night Light, 1963-1967
     F    Includes reviews of the book, articles about Donald Justice, and a dust jacket.

     F55  Preservation photocopy of the contents of the album, 1963-1967


2    F56  Reviews of Night Light, 1967-1968
          Includes copies of journals, clippings, and photocopies of reviews.

     F57  Material for revised edition, 1981
          Includes photocopies of the preliminary pages with autograph revisions by
          Justice, pages of autograph notes, typescript of the "author's note," and
          photocopies of four possible illustrations for the new book cover.

     F58  Page proofs for the revised edition, 1981 Aug 20
          Photocopy of page proofs, with accompanying letter from editor Terry Nasta, and
          photocopy of the text for the dust jacket.  Proof removed to galley section.

2         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)

          Sixteen Poems, 1970-1972
          First edition:  Iowa City:  The Stone Wall Press, 1970
          Author's autograph presentation copy (to his mother) has been cataloged for
          Special Collections (Spec Folio PS 3519 .U825 S55).

     F59  Partial typescript, [n.d.]
          Includes typescript, photocopied, and autograph pages bearing extensive
          autograph revisions.

     F60  Partial photocopied typescript, [n.d.]
          Several pages of original typescript are included, most pages bear autograph
          revisions.
     
          Notebook of Sonatinas, 1970-1972

     F61  Spiral-bound notebook, 1970-1972
          Includes over one hundred pages of autograph drafts with extensive revisions of
          "Sonatina in Green," "Sonatina in Yellow," and "Sonatina in Blue."

     F62  Material originally laid in notebook of sonatinas, 1970-1972
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts of sonatinas, bearing extensive
          autograph revisions.

     F63  Typographical copies of Justice poems, 1971-1980
          Proof copies and two broadsides of Justice poems.  Includes a signed and
          numbered broadside, "In the Attic" (a second signed copy of the broadside was
          cataloged - Spec PS3519 .U825 I52x 1980), "Lorcaesques" (broadside by Laurel
          & Hardy, 1971), "For Thomas Higgins, Pianist," and other untitled pieces.

          From a Notebook, 1972
          First edition:  Iowa City:  The Seamark Press, 1972
          Author's autograph copy cataloged for Special Collections (Spec PS 3519 .U825        F75).

     F64  "Dream Song #309," 1972
          Three copies of a mimeographed typescript poem, with an attached note
          indicating this poem was written by Justice upon hearing of the death of John
          Berryman.

     F65  "Presences" and unpublished drafts, 1972
          Autograph drafts with revisions.

2         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)

          L'Homme Qui Se Ferme: a Poem by Guillevic, The Man Closing Up: a
          Translation and an improvisation by Donald Justice, 1973
          First edition:  Iowa City:  The Stone Wall Press, 1973
          Author's autograph copy cataloged for Special Collections (Spec Folio PQ 2613
          .U46 H6513).


          Departures, 1966-1976
          First trade edition:  New York:  Atheneum, 1973
          First limited edition:  Iowa City:  The Penumbra Press/The Stone Wall Press,
               1973
          See also the business correspondence with Atheneum (F434-442).  Autograph
          copies of both editions have been cataloged for Special Collections (Spec PS3519
          .U825 D4 and Spec PS3519 .U825 D4 1973) 

          Worksheets, 1966-1971
          Includes autograph, typescript, and mimeographed worksheets for poems included
          in Departures, bearing extensive autograph revisions.  Also includes photocopies
          of printed versions of poems used by Justice as worksheets for revising poems. 
          These too bear extensive autograph revisions.

     F66  "Things," 1966
     F67  "Lethargy," 1967
     F68  "ABC," 1967-1968
     F69  "The Confession" and "The Assassination," 1968 Sum
     F70  "The Success," 1968-1969
     F71  "Twenty Questions," [1966-1967]
     F72  "Portrait with Brown Hair," [n.d.]
     F73  "Portrait with One Eye," [n.d.]
     F74  "Portrait with Flashlight," [n.d.]
     F75  "Self-portrait as Still Life," [n.d.]
     F76  "Portrait with Tequilla," [n.d.]
     F77  "Poem," [n.d.]
          One autograph draft removed to oversize.
     F78  "On the Day of the Departure," [n.d.]
     F79  "3 Odes," 1969 Jan
     F80  "Homage to the Memory of Wallace Stevens," [1966-1967]
     F81  "A Dancer's Life," [n.d.]
     F82  "White Notes," [n.d.]
          One autograph draft removed to oversize.
     F83  "The Telephone Number of the Muse," [n.d.]
          One autograph draft removed to oversize.

2         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)
          Departures (cont'd)
          Worksheets (cont'd)

     F84  "Lorcaesques," 1970-1972
     F85  "A Letter," [n.d.]
     F86  "1971," [n.d.]
     F87  "An Elegy is Preparing Itself," [n.d.]
     F88  "From a Notebook," 1971
     F89  "Brief Formal Ode to a Mirror," 1963-1972
     F90  "Variations on a Text by Vallejo," [n.d.]
     F91  "Absences," [n.d.]
     F92  "Sonation in Yellow," 1972 Dec

     F93  Copy of drafts for typist, 1972
          Autograph, typescript, mimeographed, and photocopied drafts - all with revisions
          - for the typist.  Also includes several lists of poems in chronological order, by
          categories, and where first published.

     F94  Typescript for printer, [1972-1973]
          Typescript includes contents and acknowledgments.

     F95  Correspondence, 1973-1974
          Letters of congratulations and appreciation from friends and colleagues, including
          letters from R. P. Dickey, Erica Jong, Ralph Mills, Adrienne Shapiro, and others.

     F96  Reviews, 1973-1976
          Clippings, journals, and photocopies of reviews.  Some newspaper clippings have
          been removed to oversize.


     F97  Translations of poems written by Justice, 1974-1975
          Typescript or autograph copies of some of Justice's poems translated into French
          or Spanish.  Includes letters and translations by Paulene Aspel, Dori Katz, and
          Melvin B. Yoken.

     F98  Selections from notebooks, 1974-1992
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts of poems published in Seneca
          Review (1992) and later in Poet's Notebook (1995).

     F99  "Elegiac Stanzas on my Mother's Death," 1975-1985
          Typescript and autograph drafts of elegies written by Justice honoring his mother,
          most bear extensive autograph revisions.  A portion was published as "Psalm and
          Lament" and the remainder abandoned.

2         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)

     F100 "My Blues Notebook, 1977," 1977-1980
          Bound notebook in which nine pages are used for autograph drafts of blues poems
          titled "Blues," "Good Morning Blues," "Midnight Express," and "The Early
          Blues."  Numerous autograph and typescript drafts are laid in the notebook,
          including drafts for "Gambling Blues," "Love is like Water," and "Goodbye
          Blues."

     F101 Spiral notebook of drafts, 1978
          Ten pages of autograph drafts and notes for poems, including "Blues" and
          "Memories of the Depression #3."


          Selected Poems, 1948-1982
          First edition:  New York:  Atheneum, 1979
          First English edition:  [London]:  Anvil Press Poetry, 1980 
          See also the business correspondence for Anvil Press (F433) and Atheneum
          (F434-442).  Author's autograph copies of both editions have been cataloged for
          Special Collections (Spec PS3519 .U825 A17 1979 and Spec PS3519 .U825 A17
          1980).

          Worksheets, 1948-1978
          Most of these worksheets, whether autograph, photocopies, proofs, printed, or
          typescript, bear extensive autograph revisions.
     
     F102 "Childhood," 1972-1978
          Numerous dated autograph and typescript drafts.  One autograph draft removed to
          oversize.

     F103 "First Death," 1973-1975
          Autograph and typescript drafts, as well as three sets of page proofs for The Ohio
          Review publication of the poem.

     F104 "Sonnet: A Devil," 1948 Sum
          Typescript draft.

     F105 "Bad Dreams, [n.d.]
          Typescript draft.

     F106 "The Summer Anniversaries, [n.d.]
          Typescript drafts.

2         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)
          Selected Poems (cont'd)
          Worksheets (cont'd)

     F107 "Variations for Two Pianos," [n.d.]
          Typescript drafts.

     F108 "The Furies," [n.d.]
          One typescript draft.

     F109 "But That Is Another Story," [n.d.]
          Autograph and typescript drafts.  See also the section on novels (F243) for a draft
          of this poem.

     F110 "Last Days of Prospero," [n.d.]
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F111 "Images of Suicide," [n.d.]
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F112 "Elsewheres," [n.d.]
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F113 "In the Green Room," [n.d.]
          Autograph and typescript drafts.

     F114 "Incident in a Rose Garden," 1966
          Autograph and typescript drafts.

     F115 "Hands," [n.d.]
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F116 "Several Portraits," [n.d.]
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.  Includes two letters from Henri
          Coulette regarding "Portrait with Tequila."

     F117 "A Dancer's Life," [n.d.]
          Typescript drafts.

     F118 "Poem," [n.d.]
          Autograph, typescript, and printed drafts.

     F119 "From a Notebook," [n.d.]
          Typescript and printed drafts.

2         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)
          Selected Poems (cont'd)
          Worksheets (cont'd)

     F120 "Presences," [n.d.]
          Typescript draft.

     F121 "Little Elegy," [n.d.]
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.


3    F122 "Two Tremayne Poems," [n.d.]
          Typescript and photocopied drafts.

     F123 "The Three Memories of the Depression Years," 1978
          Autograph, typescript, mimeograph, and photocopies of printed drafts.

     F124 "Unflushed Urinal" and "Sunday Afternoon in Buffalo, Texas," [n.d.]
          Autograph and typescript drafts.

     F125 "In the Attic," 1978
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F126 "Thinking About the Past," 1979
          Two different typescript drafts.

     F127 "Angel Death Blues," [n.d.]
          Typescript, mimeograph, and photocopied drafts.

     F128 Two discarded poems, [n.d.]
          Photocopied typescript draft.

     F129 General notes, revisions, and discarded pages, [1979]
          Autograph and photocopied pages.

     F130 Typescript manuscript with revisions, [n.d.]
          An incomplete photocopied typescript manuscript with table of contents and
          extensive autograph revisions.

     F131 Manuscript copy for typist, [n.d.]
          Photocopies of previously printed pages and typescript pages bearing extensive
          autograph revisions, plus notes to the typist.

3         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)
          Selected Poems (cont'd)

     F132 Photocopied typescript bearing comments by Mark Strand, [n.d.]
          Includes table of contents, acknowledgments, and two pages of notes by Strand.

     F133 Copy for printer, [n.d.]
          Typescript with a few autograph corrections.

     F134 Galley proofs, 1979
          Includes pages of autograph corrections for the galleys.  Galley proofs have been
          removed to galley proof section.

          Notices and reviews, 1979-1982
          Includes newspaper clippings, journals, and tear sheets and photocopies of
          magazine articles (arranged in chronological order).  Some clippings and copies of
          London Review of Books and quarto were removed to oversize.  Includes a draft
          of Justice's response to a review by Molesworth.

     F135 1979-1981 Jul
     F136 1981 Fall - 1982 and [n.d.]

          The Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 1980

     F137 Notification telegram and certificate, 1980 Apr 14

          Letters of congratulation, 1980
          Arranged alphabetically by sender, the letters convey congratulations from
          friends, former students, and literary colleagues, including Anthony Hecht, Lewis
          Turco, Daniel Halpern, and J. V. Cunningham.

     F138 Baker - Evans
     F139 Ford - Johnson
     F140 Kutz - Potter
     F141 Quandt - Wolitzer

     F142 Pulitzer notices, 1980
          Clippings and photocopies of articles regarding Justice's receipt of the Pulitzer
          Prize.  Several oversize items removed to oversize.

     F143 "Walker Evans #2," 1980-1986
          Autograph and typescript drafts and notes for this now abandoned poem which
          was also titled "Billboard & Frame Houses."  Also includes a photocopied
          typescript of Alan Trachtenberg's "Reading American Photographs."  One
          autograph draft removed to oversize.


3         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)

     F144 "Small Towns," 1982-1985
          Autograph and typescript drafts and notes (with extensive autograph revisions) for
          this now abandoned poem.

     F145 Drafts, notes, and fragments of poems, 1983 and [n.d.]
          Includes autograph and typescript drafts for poems, such as "Elegiac Villanelle,"
          as well as ideas for prose or a children's book, quotations, and translations.


          Tremayne:  Four Poems by Donald Justice, 1984
          First edition:  [Iowa City]:  The Windhover Press, [1984].
          Author's autograph copy cataloged for Special Collections (Spec PS 3519 .U825
          T73 1984).

     F146 Letter from K. Kimber Merker suggesting the book.


          Platonic  Scripts, 1983-1987
          First edition:  Ann Arbor:  The University of Michigan Press, [1984]
          Book includes poems, essays, and interviews.  See also business correspondence
          for the University of Michigan Press (F457-459).  Two copies, one with the
          author's signature and autograph annotations, were cataloged for Special
          Collections (Spec PS3519 .U825 P5 1984).

          Photocopied typescript, [1983]
          Includes two letters from Donald Hall to Justice regarding the manuscript.
     F147 Pages 1-152
     F148 Pages 153-243

     F149 Miscellaneous typescript pages bearing editor's notes, 1983
          Plus two cards and a letter from the editor Linda Howe to Justice.

          Revised version of typescript, 1984
          Photocopied typescript plus two pages of autograph notes by Justice and a letter
          from Nancy Bower to Justice.

     F150 Pages 1-145
     F151 Pages 157-264

     F152 Miscellaneous notes, [n.d.]
          Twelve pages of autograph notes by Justice.

     F153 Reviews, 1985-1987

3         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)

     F154 "Children Walking Home From School," 1984
          Autograph and typescript drafts (with extensive autograph revisions) of new
          versions of this previously published poem.

     F155 "A Childhood Illness," 1984-1985
          Autograph and typescript drafts with extensive autograph revisions.

     F156 "Hell," 1986
          Autograph and typescript drafts with extensive autograph revisions of this
          continuation of Justice's poem, "Purgatory."


4         The Sunset Maker, 1970-1988
          First American edition:  New York:  Atheneum, 1987
          First English edition:  [London]:  Anvil Press Poetry, 1987
          Includes poems, stories, and a memoir.  See also business correspondence for
          Atheneum (F434-442).  Author's autograph copies of both editions and one proof
          copy were cataloged for Special Collections (Spec PS3519 .U825 S84 1987).

          Worksheets, 1970-1986
          Most of the worksheets bear extensive autograph revisions by Justice. 
          Photocopied drafts are frequently copies of a printed version of the poem as it
          appeared in a magazine, journal, or previous book.

     F157 "Lines at the New Year," 1979-1980
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F158 "Mule team and poster," 1980-1985
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts, plus a broadside of the poem (#91
          of 175 printed by Mantis Press), all bearing autograph revisions.  The broadside
          and one autograph draft have been removed to oversize.

          "My South," 1980-1986
     F159 Two autograph notebooks containing drafts, 1980-1982
     F160 Loose drafts, 1980-1986
          Numerous autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F161 "American Scenes (1904-1905)," 1985
          Autograph, typescript, and printed drafts, plus galley proofs.

     F162 "Nineteenth Century Portrait," 1984
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

4         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)
          The Sunset Maker (cont'd)
          Worksheets (cont'd)

     F163 "Young Girls Growing Up," 1986
          Typescript drafts.

     F164 "Children Walking Home From School Through Good Neighborhood," 1982-1984
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F165 "October:  A Song," [n.d.]
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F166 "Seawind" and "Last Evening," 1984-1985
          Typescript and photocopied drafts.

     F167 "Psalm and Lament," 1978-1985
          Autograph and typescript drafts.

     F168 "In Memory of My Friend, the Bassoonist, John Lenox," [n.d.]
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F169 "In Memory of the Unknown Poet, Robert Boardman Vaughn," 1982-1983
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F170 "Purgatory," 1986
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F171 "Villanelle at Sundown," 1976-1984
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F172 "Nostalgia and Complaint of the Grandparents," 1978-1980
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F173 "Cinema and Ballad of the Great Depression," 1970-1986
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.  One autograph draft has been
          removed to oversize.

     F174 "Manhattan Dawn (1945)," 1984-1986
          Autograph and typescript drafts.

     F175 "Nostalgia of the Lakefronts," 1985-1986
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts, plus galley proofs.

4         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)
          The Sunset Maker (cont'd)
          Worksheets (cont'd)

     F176 "Tremayne," 1978-1984
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F177 "Mrs. Snow," 1985-1986
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied galley drafts.  Includes a letter from
          Howard Moss.

     F178 "Piano Lessons:  Notes on a Provincial Culture," 1980
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F179 "The Piano Teachers:  A Memoir of the Thirties," 1985-1986
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F180 "The Pupil," 1985
          Autograph and typescript drafts, plus galley proofs.

     F181 "Afterschool Practice:  an Episode," 1985
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.

     F182 "The Sunset Maker," 1986
          Autograph and typescript drafts.

     F183 "Little Elegy for Cello and Piano," 1983
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts, plus galley proofs.

     F184 "The Artificial Moonlight," 1980
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts.


     F185 Permission files, 1984-1986
          Correspondence and forms regarding published poems.

     F186 Photocopy of portions of the manuscript, 1986 Aug
          Includes autograph draft of acknowledgments and copy for the dust jacket.

     F187 Revised photocopies, [1986]
          Photocopies of printed poems or galleys bearing autograph revisions.

4         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)
          The Sunset Maker (cont'd)

     F188 Corrected page proofs, [1987]
          Page proofs bear autograph corrections and notes by Justice.  Includes two pages
          of autograph notes regarding revisions and a letter from Harry Ford.

     F189 Photocopy of page proofs, 1987 Jan 19
          Proofs bear autograph corrections by Justice.

     F190 "Author's set unretouched repros," 1987
          Repros bear autograph corrections.
     
     F191 Publication notices, catalogs, and proof of dust jacket, 1987
          Material for Atheneum and Anvil publications.

     F192 Material related to the National Book Critic Nomination, 1987
          Includes correspondence, certificate, and publicity.

     F193 Correspondence, 1987-1988
          Letters of congratulation on the nomination and praise for the book (arranged
          chronologically).  Includes letters from Robert Mezey (with enclosed poems),
          Philip Booth, John Irving, Donald Hall, and others.

     F194 Reviews, 1987
          Clippings, tearsheets, and photocopied articles.  Some reviews have been removed
          to oversize.


5         A Donald Justice Reader:  Selected Poetry and Prose, 1991-1993
          First edition:  Hanover, N.H.:  Middlebury College Press/University Press of New
               England, [1992]
          Author's autograph copy was cataloged for Special Collections (Spec PS3519
          .U825 A6 1991).

     F195 Work considered for A Donald Justice Reader, [1991]
          Notebook of autograph notes, ideas, plans, drafts, and an epigraph for the book. 
          Autograph and typescript poems, most bearing extensive autograph revisions, are
          laid in.

     F196 Photocopy of manuscript sent to printer, [1991]
          Typescript and photocopied pages of poems titled:  "Selected Writings:  Poems,
          Stories, and Essays."  Material bears autograph revisions.

5         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)
          A Donald Justice Reader (cont'd)

     F197 Photocopy of page proofs and typescript drafts, [1991]
          Combination of page proofs and draft pages.

     F198 Galley bearing corrections by William Logan, [n.d.]
          Galleys bear Logan's autograph suggested revisions or corrections, plus some
          notes by Justice.

     F199 Correspondence with University Press of New England, 1991-1992
          Includes autograph drafts or photocopies of Justice's letters.

     F200 Mailing lists for complimentary and review copies, [n.d.]

     F201 Reviews, 1992-1993
          Includes clippings, photocopies, and journals. 


     F202 Two unsatisfactory poems, 1992 and [n.d.]
          Autograph and typescript drafts, bearing extensive autograph revisions, of two
          poems, "City:  Twilight and Fog" and "The night is a vast ballroom and dimly
          lighted."  Justice labeled these "unsatisfactory" and "maybe to be finished later."


     F203 Bound notebook of drafts, 1993
          Includes seventeen pages of autograph drafts, with revisions, of the poems,
          "Canyon II," "Childhood," and "Sadness."


          Banjo Dog:  Poems and Linocut Illustrations, 1988-1994
          First edition:  Riverside, Calif.:  Printed by the Doe Press for Thaumatrope Press,
               University of California, Riverside, 1995.
          Autograph copy cataloged for Special Collections (Spec PS3519 .U825 B36x
          1995).

     F204 Worksheets and notebook of poems, 1988-1994
          Autograph notes for poems concerning the Great Depression, plus autograph,
          photocopied, and typescript drafts, bearing extensive autograph revisions.

     F205 Correspondence, 1994-1995
          Letters from printer Sid Berger.

5         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)

          New and Selected Poems, 1978-1995
          First edition:  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.

          Worksheets, 1978-1995
          The worksheets are computer generated typescripts with autograph revisions
          unless otherwise noted.

     F206 "On a Picture by Burchfield," 1993
          Photocopy of a typescript, the original is in the folder for "Sadness" (F220).

     F207 "The Artist Orpheus," [n.d.]
          Clean copy.

     F208 "Lorca in California," [n.d.]
          Clean copy.

     F209 "A Variation on Baudelaire's "La Servante au Grand Coeur,"" [n.d.]
          Autograph and computer typescripts with autograph revisions.

     F210 "Invitation to a Ghost," 1991-1992
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts with extensive autograph revisions.

     F211 "Vague Memory From Childhood," 1994

     F212 "The Miami of Other Days," 1994

     F213 "On an Anniversary," 1978-1994
          Autograph and computer typescript drafts with extensive autograph revisions.

     F214 "A Man of 1794," 1994-1995
          Autograph and computer typescript drafts with extensive autograph revisions.

     F215 "Body and Soul," 1989-1990
          Autograph, photocopied, and typescript drafts, plus galley proofs, all with
          extensive autograph revisions.

     F216 "On a Woman of Spirit Who Taught Both Piano and Dance," 1989
          Autograph, photocopied, typescript drafts with extensive autograph revisions.
     
     F217 "Dance Lessons of the Thirties," 1986-1987
          Autograph, typescript, and photocopied drafts with extensive autograph revisions.

5         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)
          New and Selected Poems (cont'd)
          Worksheets (cont'd)

     F218 "Banjo Dog Variations," [n.d.]
          Clean copy.

     F219 "Pantoum of the Great Depression," 1990-1993
          Autograph, computer typescript, and typescript drafts with extensive autograph
          revisions.

     F220 "Sadness," 1984-1994
          Numerous autograph, typescript, and computer typescript drafts with extensive
          autograph revisions.


     F221 "Handwritten revisions and corrections for poems in New and Selected Poems,"
               1994
          Autograph, typescript, photocopied, and computer typescript drafts with extensive
          autograph revisions, plus a list of poems.

     F222 Computer print-out of complete text, 1995
          Includes introductory material and autograph notes attached.

     F223 Author's page proofs, 1995 May 15
          Includes a letter from Harry Ford, pages listing Justice's autograph corrections, as
          well as autograph corrections throughout the proofs.

     F224 Author's page proofs, 1995 May 15
          Bears some corrections by Justice.


6    F225 Revised page proofs, 1995 Jun 16
          Includes letters from Harry Ford and two pages of Justice's suggested corrections.

     F226 Correspondence with Robert Mezey and William Logan, 1993
          Correspondence regarding their suggestions of poems.  Includes lists of possible
          inclusions with their choices marked, plus autograph notes by Justice.

     F227 Correspondence with Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1994-1995
          Most of the letters are from editor Harry Ford are regard the book's publication. 
          Also includes text for the dust jacket, a Knopf catalog, and an announcement for
          the book.

6         Series I.  Writing by Donald Justice (cont'd)
          Series I.1.  Poetry (cont'd)
          New and Selected Poems (cont'd)

     F228 Reviews, 1995
          Photocopies of articles.

     F229 National Book Awards, 1995 Nov 15
          Program and medal awarded for being a National Book Award finalist.


     F230 Yaddo lyric, [n.d.]
          Autograph and typescript drafts (bearing extensive autograph revisions) of an
          untitled, and now abandoned, poem related to Yaddo.  Also includes an
          information sheet about Yaddo (1984).


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