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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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APPENDIX B INDEX OF SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE

Note: All letters are addressed to Donald Justice unless otherwise noted. Baker, Carlos, 1909-1987. 1974 Dec 3 TLS 2p F454 Dec 23 TLS 1p F454 Bell, Marvin 1969-1987 Letters 60p F280-283 Note: Includes poems, letters to and from others, and a vita. 1979 Jun 4 TL (x) 1p F481 Berg, Stephen 1983 May 25 ANS 1p F431 Note: Written on a form letter. Berryman, John, 1914-1972. To Donald Justice [1954 Jun 14] TCS 1p F284 1954 Sep 2 TLS 2p F284 [1955] TLS (x) 2p F284 To Thomas Mabry 1954 May 22 TL (c) 1p F284 Blessing, Lee [1980] Apr 15 ACS 1p F138 Bly, Robert 1973 Oct 1 ALS 1p F285 1994 Jan 7 TLS 1p F285 Note: Includes three typescript poems, "The Sea," "Summer," and "Circle." Booth, Philip E. 1965-1986 Letters 46p F286-287 Note: Includes poems and clippings. 1987 May 6 ALS 1p F193 Busch, Frederick, 1941- [1980 Apr] ACS 1p F138 Bynner, Witter 1960 Mar 8 TL 1p F481 Note: Includes a carbon typescript of "Donald Justice - a New Poet," which Bynner was sending to Henry Rago at Poetry. Calisher, Hortense [1963 Dec 13] TLS 1p F30 Carrier, Warren Pendleton 1980 Apr 21 TNS 1p F138 Carruth, Hayden, 1921- 1968 Jul 25 TL (x) S 1p F467 Note: Photocopied letter bearing Carruth's signature. Carver, Raymond 1978 Sep 7 TLS 1p F291 Cole, Henri 1987 Jan 16 TLS 1p F430 Sep 4 TLS 1p F430 Note: Bears an autograph note on the bottom of the page. [1994 Sep 30] ALS 1p F292 1995 Mar 11 ALS 1p F292 Cooper, Jane, 1924- [1979] Jan 22 ALS 1p F293 [1981] Mar 7 TLS 2p F293 1995 May 26 ALS 2p F293 Coulette, Henri, 1927-1988. 1968 Nov 25 TLS 2p F116 1969 Feb 24 TLS 2p F116 1972 Aug 26 TLS 2p F294 1973 Feb 18 TLS 1p F294 1975 Jul 9 ALS 1p F294 1981 Mar 23 TL 1p F294 (Letter is incomplete) 1983 Mar 14 TLS 1p F458 1984 Mar 25 TLS 2p F294 1986 Jun 22 TLS 2p F294 Sep 22 TLS 2p F294 1987 Aug 19 TLS 1p F294 Note: Includes two copies of poems. Cunningham, J. V. (James Vincent), 1911- 1963 Dec 16 ANS 1p F30 1980 Apr 15 ANS 1p F138 Dana, Robert, 1929- 1987 Jun 11 TLS 1p F193 Davison, Peter 1983-1986 Letters 3p F443 1987 Aug 26 TLS 1p F447 1988 May 19 TLS 1p F447 Dickey, James 1962 Oct 28 TLS 1p F295 Dickey, R. P. (Robert Preston), 1936- 1974 Nov 12 TLS 1p F95 Duncan, Harry 1964 Aug 26 TLS 3p F297 1978 Mar 15 TLS 1p F297 Mar 22 TLS 1p F297 1988 May 18 TLS 2p F297 Eberhart, Richard 1984 Apr 27 ALS 1p F298 Ehrenpreis, Irvin, 1920- 1974 Nov 6 TLS 1p F95 Engle, Paul, 1908- 1956-1987 Letters 14p F299 Note: Includes a broadside of Engle's poem, "Heartland," clippings, and a carbon copy of the preface for Contemporary French Poetry. [1980] Jun 2 TCS 1p F138 1983 Jan 9 TLS 1p F458 Feldman, Irving, 1928- 1976 Oct 18 ALS 1p F300 Oct 27 ALS 1p F300 1986 Nov 11 ANS 2p F481 Note: Includes a copy of a statement regarding Justice and his poetry. Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910- 1977 Apr 26 ALS 1p F301 Gallagher, Tess 1980 Apr 16 Telegram 1p F139 Note: Telegram is also from Robert Houston. Gioia, Dana 1985-1996 Letters 73p F303-305 Note: Includes photos of Gioia and Justice, clippings, copies of poems, an introduction to a book on Weldon Kees, and a list of suggested poems for Justice's New and Selected Poems. Gilder, Gary 1980 May 7 ANS 1p F139 Grosholz, Emily, 1950- 1987 Jun 9 ALS 2p F193 Haffenden, John 1977-1978 Letters 4p F308 Hall, Donald, 1928- 1956-1987 Letters 34p F309-311 Note: Includes galleys of Justice poems and several permission sheets. 1956 Apr 12 TLS 1p F467 1983 Feb 15 TLS 2p F147 Jun 28 TLS 2p F147 1987 Aug 3 TLS 1p F193 Halpern, Daniel, 1945- 1977-1982 Letters 30p F312-314 Note: Includes a list of topics for a book on Wallace Stevens. [1980 Apr 21] Telegram 1p F139 1984 Mar [8] TLS 1p F432 1986 Aug 16 TLS 1p F432 Hanzlicek, C. G., 1942- [1973 Oct 19] TLS 1p F95 Note: Letter is written in verse form. Harnack, Curtis, 1927- 1980 Apr 15 TLS 1p F139 Harper, Michael S., 1938- 1980 Apr 22 ACS 1p F139 Hecht, Anthony, 1923- 1980 Apr 19 ALS 2p F139 Note: Includes a typescript note on the verso. Hirschman, Jack, 1933- [1960 Jan 14] TLS 2p F317 Hollander, John [1996 Feb 20] TLS 1p F318 Holmes, John Clellon, 1926- 1963 Oct 31 TLS 1p F30 Howard, Richard, 1929- [1971] Nov 2 TLS 1p F319 [1971 Nov 11] TCS 1p F319 [1972 Apr 1] ACS 1p F319 [1977] Feb 5 TCS 1p F319 Irving, John, 1942- 1976 Sep 19 TLS 1p F320 1985 May 14 TLS 1p F320 Note: Flyer enclosed. Aug 6 TLS 1p F320 1987 May 29 TLS 1p F193 1996 Jan 25 TLS 1p F320 Jarman, Mark 1987 May 23 TLS 1p F193 1994 Jun 6 TLS 1p F321 Dec 23 TLS 1p F321 Jong, Erica 1974 Feb 20 ALS 1p F95 Lea, Sydney, 1942- [1980] Apr 20 TLS 1p F140 Lehman, David, 1948- 1988 Jan 21 TLS 1p F193 Levine, Philip, 1928- 1970-1982 Letters 27p F344-345 1963 Dec 29 TLS 1p F30 Logan, John, 1923- 1954 Nov 27 ALS 1p F346 Logan, William, 1950- 1985-1995 Letters 68p F347-350 Note: Includes poems, clippings, and programs. McAfie, Thomas, 1928- [1956 Dec 12] TCS 1p F354 Meredith, William, 1919- [1967 Dec 19] ANS 1p F356 Note: The note is written on a off-print of the poem, "In the Canyon." 1980 Apr 16 ALS 1p F140 Mezey, Robert 1976-1997 Letters 96p F358-366 Note: Includes typescript poems, translations, a photograph, clippings, reviews, and letters to others. 1980 Apr 16 Telegram 1p F140 [1987] May 26 TLS 2p F193 Note: Includes poems and a photograph of William Carlos Williams. Miles, Josephine, 1911- [1963 Dec 13] ACS 1p F30 Moss, Howard, 1922- 1974 Mar TLS 1p F469 1977 Apr 19 TLS 1p F452 1978 May 19 TLS 1p F452 May 30 TLS 1p F452 Nov 14 TLS 1p F452 1982 Sep 7 TLS 1p F452 1983 Jun 2 TLS 1p F452 1986 Feb 28 TNS 1p F177 Murphy, Richard, 1927- 1976 Nov 24 ALS 2p F367 1979 Dec 14 TLS 1p F367 1986 Aug 23 ALS 1p F367 Muske, Carol, 1945- 1987 May 23 TLS 2p F193 Nims, John Frederick, 1913- 1960 Oct 3 TLS 1p F453 1994 Dec 7 TLS 1p F368 O'Donnell, George Marion 1943 Jan 24 TLS 3p F369 Feb 4 TLS 2p F369 Apr 20 TLS 2p F369 Note: All of the letters bears autograph postscripts. O'Gorman, Ned, 1929- 1979 May 29 TLS 1p F371 [1979 Jul 22] ACS 1p F371 Pack, Robert, 1929- 1991 Aug 31 TLS 2p F372 Plumly, Stanley 1976-1982 Letters 11p F374 Rago, Henry, 1915- 1958-1960 Letters 3p F453 1959 Apr 29 TLS 1p F453 Note: Includes an acceptance notice signed by Rago. Ramsey, Paul [1962] Mar 18 ALS 2p F375 Note: Includes two pages of autograph poems by Ramsey. Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931- 1958-1959 Letters 23p F448 Note: Includes information about the Lamont Prize and a copy of volume 1 of Poems From the Floating World. Ruggles, Carl, 1876-1971. [1943] Jun ALS 3p F377 Note: Ruggles includes musical scoring within the text of the letter. 1943 Aug 24 ALS 2p F377 Rutsala, Vern 1980 Apr 15 ACS 1p F141 Ryan, Michael, 1946- [1987] Jun 9 ACS 1p F193 Schulman, Grace 1976 Mar 17 TLS 1p F467 1986 Feb 25 TLS 1p F467 Mar 14 ALS 1p F379 1987 May 25 TLS 1p F193 Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913- [n.d.] ANS 1p F453 Shore, Jane, 1947- 1980 Apr 18 ANS 2p F141 Simon, Maurya, 1950- 1996 Mar 19 ACS 2p F380 Smith, Dave, 1942- 1976-1981 Letters 5p F381 Snodgrass, W. D. (William DeWitt), 1926- 1994 Jun 11 TLS 2p F382 Spender, Stephen, 1909- 1977 Jan 14 ALS 2p F384 Spires, Elizabeth 1995 Nov 18 TLS 1p F385 St. John, David, 1949- 1987 Feb 8 TLS 1p F193 Starbuck, George, 1931- 1965-1971 Letters 8p F386 Stegner, Wallace Earle, 1909- 1949 Aug 22 TLS 1p F256 Stern, Gerald, 1925- [1987] Apr 3 ANS 1p F193 Stern, Richard G. 1951-1995 Letters 83p F387-393 Note: Includes poems and letters from Gay Stern and Blair. [1980] Apr 11 ALS 2p F141 Stokesbury, Leon, 1945- 1987 Jun 8 TLS 1p F193 Strand, Mark, 1934- 1964-1995 Letters 150p F394-405 Note: Includes poems, a page of doodles, and a satire. Taylor, Peter Hillsman, 1917- [1948] Sep 7 TLS 1p F406 1971 Nov 12 ALS 2p F406 1994 Sep 17 TCS 1p F406 Turco, Lewis 1964-1994 Letters 19p F407-408 Note: Includes clippings and a broadside of Turco's poem, "Oswego." 1980 Apr 18 ACS 1p F141 1987 May 21 TLS 1p F193 Turner, Alberta T. 1982 Nov 22 TLS 1p F457 Twichell, Chase, 1950- 1979 Mar 9 ALS 2p F409 Voigt, Ellen Bryant, 1943- [1980] Apr 16 TLS 1p F141 1987 Jul 7 TLS 1p F193 Weiss, Theodore Russell, 1916- 1976 Oct 24 ALS 2p F412 Welty, Eudora 1977 Sep 24 TLS 2p F251 Note: Carbon of a letter from Welty to Patricia Prince is enclosed. West, Ray Benedict, 1908- 1949 Nov 25 TLS 1p F256 1950 Apr 24 TLS 1p F256 Williams, Hugo, 1942- 1986 Feb 26 ALS 2p F467 May 2 ALS 2p F467 Williams, Miller 1976-1986 Letters 5p F413 1987 Mar 10 TNS 1p F193 Aug 12 TLS 1p F193 Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968. 1954 Feb 1 TLS 1p F414 Feb 15 TLS 1p F414 Wolitzer, Hilma [1980] May 11 TLS 1p F141 Wright, Charles, 1935- 1965-1995 Letters 179p F417-427 Note: Includes typescript poems, copies of letters, and an essay on poetry. Wright, Franz, 1953- 1982-1996 Letters 14p F428 Note: Includes autograph and copied poems.

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