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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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6         Series II.  Artwork by Donald Justice, 1990
 
               Includes slides of paintings and a copy of a book containing illustrations
               from linocuts.  Justice created the illustrations for Richard Frost's book, 
               Jazz For Kirby (Brockport, N.Y.: State Street Press, 1990).  A copy of the
               book has been removed and cataloged for Special Collections.

     F269 Illustrations and paintings, [n.d.]
          Three color and one black and white slides of painting and linocuts by Justice. 
          Painting titles include "Cafe," "Payday," "Still Life with Turnips," and "Old
          Building."


7         Series III.  Lectures and readings presented by Justice, 1957-1993
               Arranged in chronological order, this series includes posters, drafts of
               presentations, programs, schedules, clippings, and notes.  See also F335
               for notes related to a 1990 lecture at Breadloaf.

     F270 "Baudelaire's Sincerity," 1957 May 31
          Poster for a lecture at the University of Iowa's "Centennial Celebration of Les
          Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire."  Removed to oversize.

     F271 Programs, posters, schedules, and mailings related to poetry readings, 1958-1993
          Material related to Justice's readings of his poetry or the work of other poets, such
          as T. S. Eliot or Weldon Kees.  Includes readings at The Poetry Center (New
          York), the Library of Congress, Scripps College Humanities Institute, and the
          New England Poetry Circuit.  Two posters removed to oversize.

     F272 "The Search for the New," 1967 Jan 31-Mar 2
          A program for a series of ten lectures given by Justice as George Elliston Lecturer
          in Poetry at the University of Cincinnati in 1967.

     F273 "The Poetry of Florida," 1983 Feb
          Two typescript drafts bearing extensive autograph revisions.

     F274 "Notes from an Outsider" and "Further Notes from an Outsider," 1985
          Autograph and typescript drafts and notes for a lecture at Breadloaf during 1985.

     F275 Untitled Breadloaf lecture, [1986]
          Includes notes, photocopied poems, and typescript draft with autograph revisions.

     F276 "Oblivion:  Variations on a Theme," 1989
          Includes autograph notes, typescript, and photocopied drafts, bearing extensive
          autograph revisions.  Also includes a copy of Poetry Pilot (1988 Oct) announcing
          Justice's receipt of an Academy of American Poets Fellowship and including his
          article, "A Memoir of Henri Coulette (1927-1988)."  The article bears Justice's
          extensive autograph revisions.

     F277 "Miami," 1990 Mar
          Typescript draft, bearing autograph revisions, for a talk delivered at South Dade
          Community College in Miami.

     F278 "The Second Wallace Stevens," 1992 Spr
          Typescript draft, bearing extensive autograph revisions, and autograph notes for
          remarks on Wallace Stevens delivered at a Poetry Society of America meeting.

     F279 "Poets Reading:  A Lecture," 1993
          Computer typescript with autograph additions and text of poems used for a tape
          recording for a Breadloaf lecture.

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