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Donald Justice Papers
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.
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
- Series V. Awards and honors accorded Justice, 1963-1996
- Series VI. Interviews, books, articles, and reviews related to Donald Justice and his work, 1960-1997
- Series VII. Personal papers, 1944-1986
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9 Series V. Awards and honors accorded Justice, 1963-1996 Arranged in chronological order. See also the files for Summer Anniversaries (Lamont Prize, 1959), Selected Poems (Pulitzer Prize, 1980), and The Sunset Maker (National Book Critics nomination, 1987), and New and Selected Poems (National Book Awards finalist, 1995). F468 Ford Foundation Fellowship, 1963-1964 Letter and newsletter announcing Justice's 1964-1965 fellowship. The American Academy of Arts and Letters/The National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1974-1995 F469 Award in Literature, 1974 Includes correspondence, program for awards ceremony, and a catalog for the exhibition associated with the award. The exhibition included manuscripts written by Justice. F470 Exhibition upon membership in the Institute, 1992 Includes a receipt for manuscripts lent for the exhibition, a statement written by Justice regarding his work, typescript poems, and a catalog. F471 Photographs taken at American Academy of Arts and Letters dinners and committee meetings, 1994-1995 Three group photographs, all of which include Justice, one contact sheet of four photographs of Justice, and one letter are available. F472 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1976 Letter and check stub related to Justice's fellowship in 1976-1977. F473 Pushcart Prize XII, 1987 Letter of notification for selection of his poem, "Psalm and Lament." F474 Bollingen Prize in Poetry of the Yale University Library, 1991 Notification letter regarding Justice's shared prize with Laura Riding Jackson. F475 Hartwick College - Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, 1995 Letter of notification. F476 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry nomination, 1996 Letter of notification. 9 Series VI. Interviews, books, articles, and reviews related to Donald Justice and his work, 1960-1997 This series includes Justice's interview with Dana Gioia, journals containing articles about Justice or reviews of his poetry, and material related to Certain Solitudes: on the Poetry of Donald Justice. F477 Interview by Dana Gioia, [n.d.] Photocopied typescript of the text, plus three typescript pages of "additions and corrections to Gioia interview" as written by Justice. See also F337 for notes related to this interview. F478 Certain Solitudes: on the Poetry of Donald Justice,  Typescript of the table of contents, bearing autograph notes by Justice, plus pages of autograph notes and questions from Justice to authors, Dana Gioia and William Logan. F479 "Images of Time in Modern American Poetry," [n.d.] Photocopy of a prospectus for a special session of the Modern Literature Association which includes Paul Ramsey's paper, "The Present and the Absent: Allen Tate and Donald Justice." F480 "For Donald Justice," 1981 Jul Copy of The Southern Review containing Raeburn Miller's poem, "For Donald Justice," which Miller has inscribed to Justice. F481 "Sampling of comments on Donald Justice's work," 1960-1987 Folder of material collected and labeled by Justice which includes letters or statements by Witter Bynner and Irving Feldman, a photocopy of a letter from Marvin Bell, a copy of Envoy which contains comments by John Irving, and excerpts from an interview with Charles Wright. F482 Articles and general reviews of Justice's poetry, 1981-1992 Included here are copies of Southern World (1981 Feb) and Alumni Review (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1982 Apr) which contain articles about Justice, plus photocopies of articles and clippings. For reviews of particular published collections of poetry see the series for that book. 9 Series VII. Personal papers, 1944-1986 The series consists of pocket calendars, college transcripts and GRE scores, photographs, university identification cards, and a small group of financial papers. F483 College transcripts and Graduate Record Examination scores, 1944-1951 Includes transcripts for work at the University of Miami (1944-1947, Master of Arts) and Stanford University (1948), plus GRE scores (1951). F484 Pocket calendars and university identification cards, 1966-1970 Three pocket-size calendars (1966, 1967, and 1970) used to record appointments, dates and details for readings, brief quotes, expenses, lists of students, descriptions of housing possibilities, names and addresses of friends or new acquaintances, notes, and results of poker games. The 1966 calendar includes four university identification cards laid in (Princeton University, University of Syracuse, University of Virginia, and the University of California-Irvine). F485 Photographs, 1961-1986 Consists of seven photographs, all including Justice (two of which also include poet Mark Strand), plus a photocopy of Justice (taken by tabolid photographer Weegee at an afer-hours jazz session in trumpeter Frankie Newton's basement apartment). Also includes four contact sheets of thirty-one images of Justice. Most of the photographs are undated. F486 Financial papers, 1955-1964 Includes a certificate of purchase for a grand piano (1957), tax return forms and withholding statements for Donald and Jean (wife) Justice for 1955-1957, and a contract for the transport of an automobile (1964).
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