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Archive of Pagany

1925 - 1970
(bulk dates 1929 - 1970)

Manuscript Collection Number: 110
Accessioned: Purchase, 1970.
Extent: 5.5 linear ft.
Content: Correspondence, poetry, essays, periodicals, novels, stories, announcements
checks, clippings, lists, birth certificates, advertisements, and timetables.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: Originally processed in 1970, reprocessed in 1993 by Anita A. Wellner.

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12        Series II.  Manuscripts published in Pagany, 1929-
               [1932]
               All items are undated unless otherwise noted.  The
               volume and issue number in which each title appears
               is included in parenthesis.

     F270 Adamic, Louis
          "Symbol."  Ts with autograph corrections, 11p.

     F271 Anderson, Forrest Clayton
          "Sonnet Distors."  Autograph, signed, 1p.
          "Hotel For Sailors."  Autograph, signed, 3p.

     F272 Appel, Benjamin
          "The Summer Witches."  Ts with autograph corrections,
          signed, 9p.

     F273 Armfield, Eugene Morehead
          "No Retreat."  Ts with autograph corrections, 14p.
          "Post Mortem."  Ts with autograph corrections, 7p.
          "Edge of the Nest."  Ts with autograph corrections and
               an autograph note on verso, incomplete, 1p.

     F274 Barber, Solon R.
          "In a Half-Dream."  Ts, 2p.

     F275 Bragin, Moe
          "The New Tuxedo."  Ts, 14p.
          "No Groundhog's Life."  Ts, 19p.

     F276 Brown, Paul
          "Between Us."  Ts, 7 p.

     F277 Burke, Kenneth
          "Tenth Declamation."  Ts with autograph revisions, 6p.

     F278 Butterworth, Francis
          "Refreshment."  Ts with autograph corrections, 17p.

     F279 Butts, Mary
          "Scylla and Charybdis."  Ts with autograph corrections,
               19p.
          "The House Party."  Autograph title page only, 1p.


          Caldwell, Erskine
     F280 "After-Image."  Ts with autograph corrections, 14p.
          "The Empty Room."  Ts with autograph corrections, 7p.
          "The First Autumn."  Ts with autograph corrections, 9p.
          
     F281 "Hours Before Eternity."  Ts early draft with autograph
               corrections, 11p.
          "Hours Before Eternity."  Ts final draft with autograph
               corrections, 15p.
          "Inspiration for Greatness."  Ts with autograph
               corrections, 13p.
          "Warm River."  Ts with autograph corrections, 12p.


     F282 Cantwell, Robert
          "East of the Mountains."  Ts with autograph corrections, 15p.

     F283 Chapman, William
          "Christ in Sawyer Street."  Ts (carbon), 24p.
          "The Seventh Day."  Ts with autograph revisions, 11p.

     F284 Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963
          "The Laic Mystery."  Translated by O.E. Rudge.  Ts with
          extensive autograph corrections, 37p.

     F285 Conroy, Jack 
          "Bun Grady."  Ts, 16p.

12        Series II.  Manuscripts published in Pagany (cont'd)

     F286 Dahlberg, Edward 
          Three Ts drafts of an excerpt from Dahlberg's novel, Main
          St. Flushing to Calvary.
               Draft 1.  Ts, 9p.
               Draft 2.  Ts with autograph corrections, 10p.
               Draft 3.  Ts with autograph revisions, 17p.

     F287 Deats, William Watrous 
          "The Old Lady Gets Buried."  Ts, 6p.

     F288 De Jong, David Cornel
          "From Thunder to Thunder."  Ts with autograph
          corrections, 6p.

     F289 Derleth, August William
          "Nella."  Ts, 10p.
          "Five Alone."  Ts, 52p.

     F290 Diamant, Gertrude, 1901-
          "Anger."  Ts, 5p.


13   F291 Fitzgerald, Robert 
          "Night Images."  Ts with autograph revisions, 1p.

     F292 Fletcher, Frances
          "Coquette."  Ts with autograph corrections, signed, 5p.

     F293 Fletcher, John Gould
          "Elegy on an Empty Skyscraper."  Ts (carbon) with
          autograph corrections, signed, 3p.

     F294 Ford, Charles Henri
          "Roundtrip."  Ts, 3p.

     F295 Godin, Alexander
          "Friday Evening."  Ts with autograph corrections, 7p.

     F296 Gruppé, Virginia
          "Bill Darling."  Ts, 15p.

     F297 H.D. (Dolittle, Hilda)
          "Pontikonisi (Mouse Island)."  Ts with autograph
          corrections, used pseudonym Rhoda Peter, 17p.

     F298 Halper, Albert
          "The Doctor."  Ts, 5p.
          "Two Sisters."  Ts with autograph corrections, 7p.
          "Winter in My Heart."  Ts, 3p.

     F299 Hawthorne, Hazel
          "Whitsuntide."  Ts with autograph corrections, 4p.

     F300 Herbst, Josephine
          "A Dreadful Night."  Ts with autograph corrections, 9p.


13        Series II.  Manuscripts published in Pagany (cont'd)

     F301 Holt, Achilles
          "Soccogee Country."  Ts with autograph corrections, 8p.

     F302 Hugnet, Georges
          "De La France A L'Amerique."  Autograph with
                corrections, 7p.
          "Le Cinema ou L'Enfrance du Vingtieme Siecle."  Ts with
               autograph corrections, 12p.

     F303 Joffe, Eugene
          "The Party."  Ts with autograph corrections, 5p.
          "A Perfect Affair."  Ts, 3p.

     F304 Johns, Richard, 1904-1970
          "Recognition."  Ts with autograph corrections, 3p.
          "Sorry Lady."  Ts (carbon) with autograph corrections,      9p.
          "Solstice."  Ts with autograph corrections, 16p.
          Untitled.  Ts with autograph corrections, 3p.

     F305 Kelm, Karlton
          "About Love."  Ts with autograph corrections, 9p.
          "Morning Sun."  Ts with autograph corrections, 7p.

     F306 Kelm, William Eulberg
          "Company."  Ts with autograph corrections, 9p.

     F307 Komroff, Manuel
          "Something of the Sting."  Autograph, signed, 8p.

     F308 Leader, Pauline
          "Hired Girl."  Ts with autograph corrections, 6p.

     F309 Le Sueur, Meridel
          "The Miracle."  Ts with autograph corrections, 22p.

     F310 Loving, Pierre
          "Experiment and Expression."  Ts with autograph
          corrections, 6p.

     F311 Lull, Roderick
          "Green Summer."  Ts with autograph corrections, 9p.

     F312 McAlmon, Robert
          "New York Sleepwalking."  Ts with autograph
               corrections, combines two drafts, and includes two
               pages deleted from the final version, 24p.
          "Blithe Insecurities."  Ts (carbon) with autograph
               corrections, 60p.

     F313 Macleod, Norman
          "Case (or a Mixture of Stolen Identity)."  Ts with
          autograph corrections, 5p.




13        Series II.  Manuscripts published in Pagany (cont'd)

     F314 Mangan, John Sherry
          "Final Remarks on Criticism."  Ts with autograph
               corrections, initialed, 2p.
          "The Epistle to Adeimantos."  Ts with autograph
               corrections, dated 1929, 5p.
          "Enter in Grey; Or, Breton en Bretagne."  Ts with
               autograph corrections, 12p.

     F315 March, William
          "George and Charlie." Ts with autograph corrections,
               17p.
          "[The American] Diseur."  Ts with autograph
               corrections, 19p.

     F316 Marini, Myra
          "The Brown Bird."  Ts with autograph corrections, 12p.

     F317 Metter, George F.
          "The Endless Lane."  Ts, 12p.

     F318 Millspaugh, Clarence A.
          "The Lost Apostle."  Ts, 5p.


14   F319 Neagoe, Peter
          "Holy Remedy."  Ts, 11p.

     F320 O'Neill, Charles Kendall
          "Three Sisters."  Ts with autograph corrections, 12p.

     F321 Otis, Raymond
          "The Shrine at San Jose."  Ts with autograph
               corrections, 7p.

     F322 Pound, Ezra
          "The First Year of Pagany and the Possibility of
          Criteria."  Ts with autograph corrections, signed, 12p.

     F323 Sage, Robert
          "Rags of Time."  Ts with autograph corrections, 8p.

     F324 Salomon, Isadore Lawrence
          "Moon Awareness."  Ts with corrections, 4p.

     F325 Salt, Sydney
          "The Small Room."  Ts (carbon) with autograph
          corrections, 17p.

     F326 Sanford, John B.
          "Two Stories:  I Let Him Die [and] Jasper Darbys Passion."  Ts, 13p.
          "An Adirondack Narrative."  Ts with autograph
               corrections, using pseudonym Julian Shapiro, 40p.

     F327 Schneider, Isidor
          "The President."  Ts with autograph corrections, 16p.

14        Series II.  Manuscripts published in Pagany (cont'd)

     F328 Slesinger, Tess
          "Brother to the Happy."  Ts with autograph corrections,
          9p.

     F329 Thompson, Robert M. 
          "Genuflection to the Engine."  Ts with autograph
          corrections, 3p.

     F330 Tracy, T. F.
          "The Flute Player's Woman."  Ts with autograph
          corrections, 12p.

     F331 Vogel, Joseph
          "Counterfeit."  Ts with autograph corrections, signed,
          5p.

     F332 Warriston, R. B. N.
          "Herald-Tribune-Acme."  Ts with autograph corrections,
          4p.

     F333 Watkins, J. Raiford
          "New Union."  Ts with autograph corrections.  Title
          page bears autograph note to Johns from Erskine
          Caldwell, 11p.


          Williams, William Carlos
     F334 "MANIFESTO: in the Form of a Criticism of the Works
          of Gertrude Stein."  Ts, signed, 9p.

     F335 White Mule 
          Chapter 2.  Ts with autograph corrections, signed, 17p.
          Chapter 3.  Ts with autograph corrections.  Includes
               pages numbered 1-4, 15-32, plus several unnumbered
               pages, 23p.
          Chapter 3.  Pages omitted (5-13), 9p.

     F336 White Mule
          Chapter 4.  Ts with autograph corrections, 13p.
          Chapter 5.  Ts with autograph corrections, 7p.
          Chapter 6.  Ts with autograph corrections, 10p.

     F337 White Mule
          Chapter 7.  Ts with autograph corrections, 15p.

     F338 White Mule
          Chapter 10.  Ts with autograph corrections, signed.
               Two pages are numbered 11 and no page 12 is
               present, 16p.
          Chapter 11.  Ts with autograph corrections, 12p.


     F339 Wilson, Romer
          "Tender Advice."  Ts (carbon) with autograph
          corrections, 7p.

15        Series III.  Manuscripts not published in Pagany,
               [n.d.]
               Includes manuscripts submitted to Richard Johns for
               publication in Pagany, but which were never
               published.  All material is undated unless
               otherwise noted.

     F340 Abbott, Lewis D. 
          "Fate and a Taxi."  Ts with autograph corrections,
               signed, 2p.

     F341 Anderson, Forrest
          "Deep Six."  Ts, 2p.


          Brown, Carlton
     F342 "Ariste De Luxe."  Ts with autograph corrections, 13p.
          "The Last Rung."  Ts with autograph corrections, 8p.
          "Remodelled House."  Ts with autograph corrections, 8p.

     F343 "Snyder."  Ts with autograph corrections, 8p.
          "Week-end."  Ts with autograph corrections, 16p.


     F344 Fitts, Dudley
          "The Liturgy of Small Susan."  Ts, 3p.

     F345 Francis, Philip W. (Junos) 
          "The Triangle of Stone."  Ts with autograph
          corrections, signed, 6p.

     F346 Harrison, Henry, 1903-
          "How to Start an Intellectual Magazine."  Ts with
          autograph corrections, 3p.

     F347 Hecht, S. Theodore
          "Henry Convalescing."  Ts, 3p.

     F348 Hugnet, Georges
          "Paul Eluard."  Ts with autograph additions, 7p.
          "Preface (pour un choix de poëmes de Max Jacob
               Traduits en Tcheque)."  Ts with autograph
               revisions, 6p.

     F349 Johnson, Marian.
          "The Snow-white Butterfly."  Ts, signed, 1p.

     F350 Jolas, Eugene
          "Acres." Ts with autograph corrections, 5p.

     F351 Kingery, Helen
          "Bloom."  Ts with autograph corrections, 5p.
          "The Idyll."  Ts with autograph corrections, 5p.

     F352 Kingsbury, Slocum
          "In Memory of Lucius Flannery."  Ts with cover, 21p.

15        Series III.  Manuscripts not in Pagany (cont'd)

     F353 La Touche, Treville
          "Strange Dusk."  Ts, 6p.

     F354 Lanham, Edwin M. 
          "Lean Harvest."  Ts, 29p.

     F355 Luttrell, Richard
          "Sonnets for Two."  Ts, 2p.

     F356 McAlmon, Robert
          "The Indefinite Huntress."  Ts (carbon) with title page
          (missing pages 9-13, 15, 19, 34), 46p.

     F357 Macleod, Norman
          "Poetic Circumscription."  Ts with autograph
          corrections, 4p.

     F358 March, William
          "This Heavy Load."  Ts with autograph corrections, 14p.

     F359 Maxham, Frederick B.
          "The Ski Meet."  Ts, 9p.

     F360 Roditi, Edouard
          "For H.H.L."  Autograph, signed, 1p.
          "Invitation to an Einsteinian Communism."  Autograph,
               1p.

     F361 Stevenson, Philip
          "Art and Gert (A Naive Narrative)."  Ts with autograph
          corrections, signed, with letter, 62p.

     F362 Villa, Jose Garcia
          "Story For My Country."  Ts, 6p.

     F363 Weeks, Howard
          "Parting and Meeting."  Ts, 2p.
          Untitled poem with the first line: "In the afternoon."
               Ts, 1p.
          Untitled poem with the first line: "The timeless
               loveliness that blooms."  Ts, 1p.
          Untitled poem with the first line: "Why, why this
               muteness."  Ts, 1p.

     F364 Zukofsky, Louis
          Untitled poem with the first line: "Cactus rose-mauve
          and gray."  Ts (carbon), 1p.

     F365 Manuscripts by unidentified authors
          Seven manuscripts, 33p.

16        Series IV.  Material related to the publication of
               Pagany: a native quarterly, 1929-1933

     F366 Index to volumes 1-3 of Pagany

     F367 Cancelled checks for material published in Pagany, 1929-1932

     F368 Title page and advertisement drawings for Pagany, [1930]

     F369 Announcements for Pagany, [1929-1930]

     F370 Miscellaneous, 1929-1930
          Copyright certificate for an issue of Pagany, material
          concerning Larus, a broadside of "Old Pard" by Lewis
          McKenzie Turner (Salt House Press), 7p.

     [nf] Issues of Pagany, 1930-1933
          Issues of Pagany are available in the Special Collections
          printed collection at Spec AP 2 .P343.


          Series V.  Material related to the publication of
               A Return to Pagany, 1965-1970
               Edited by Stephen A. Halpert with Richard Johns.

     F371 Correspondence, 1965-1970
          Includes correspondence with Halpert, editors at Beacon
          Press, Mrs. William Carlos Williams, and Benjamin Appel. 
          Also includes bills, a review list, a review, carbons of
          Johns's letters, and a copy of the contract with Beacon
          Press, 90p.

     F372 Publication material, 1967-1969
          Includes working outlines; ideas for an introduction;
          drafts of the order of material; photocopies of the
          introduction, chapter divisions, and acknowledgement;
          timetables; lists of contributors to Pagany; a list of
          the correspondence included in A Return to Pagany;
          letters from Johns; an index to Pagany; announcements;
          and a Beacon Press catalogue, 109p.

17        Series VI.  Manuscripts written by Richard Johns, 
               1953-1969
               Some of Johns's manuscripts are found in F304.

          Series VI.1.  Prose, 1953-1962
               Manuscripts are undated unless otherwise noted.

     F373 "The Cellini Ring"
          Ts and Ts (carbon), 2 copies, 22p.

     F374 "The Game Room"
          Ts with autograph corrections and Ts, 2 copies, 53p.

     F375 "Kid Stuff"
          Ts, 10p.

     F376 "Landscape With Figure"
          Ts and two Ts (carbon)s, 3 copies, 54p.

     F377 "A Man Alone--Wanting Work" 1959
          Photo-essay.  Includes 11 photographs, a TL (carbon)s
          from Johns to Catholic Digest and Coronet, and Ts and Ts
          (carbon) drafts with autograph corrections of the text,
          41p.

     F378 "No More Flags"
          Ts with few autograph corrections, 24p.

     F379 "Notes--early May, 1962: A Parallel? The Priest and the
          Creative Man: with Thoughts on Leadership"
          Ts (carbon), 7p.

     F380 "The Other One"
          Ts with few autograph corrections and two Ts (carbon)s,
          3 copies, 69p.

     F381 "Potentate and the Ghost"
          Ts with autograph corrections, 15p.

     F382 "A Time for Growing"
          Ts with autograph corrections, 1p.

     F383 "To Keep the Wolf From the Boy"
          Ts (carbon) and Ts with autograph revisions, 2 copies,
          21p.
     
     F384 "You'll Never Be Alone," 1953
          Television script, Ts draft with title page and appended
          pages, 50p.

18        Series VI.  Manuscripts by written Johns (cont'd)
          Series VI.1.  Prose (cont'd)

          "Come Indoors, Come Home"
          Prose version of Johns's narrative poem "Breath of
          Orestes."

     F385 Ts and Ts (carbon) initial pages, 10p.
     F386 Ts with autograph corrections draft, 171p.
     -387
     F388 Ts (carbon) with autograph corrections draft, 171p.
     -389


          Series VI.2.  Poetry, 1969 and [n.d.]

     F390 "Arctic Grief (Arctic Sorrow)," 1969
          Ts and Ts (carbon) versions, some with autograph
          corrections, also a TL (carbon) from Johns to John
          Ciardi, and a clipping, 14p.


19        "Breath of Orestes"
          Narrative poem.
     F391 Ts with extensive autograph corrections, 126p.
     F392 Ts (carbon), 49p.
     F393 Ts with autograph corrections, 22p.
     F394 Autograph, 82p.
     F395 Miscellaneous Ts with autograph corrections, 60p.
     F396 Miscellaneous Ts with autograph corrections, 31p.


     F397 "Field-Side"
          Autograph, Ts and Ts (carbon) drafts, 21p.

     F398 "Nearest Neighbor, Dear Departed!"
          Ts and Ts (carbon) drafts, some with extensive autograph
          corrections, 5p.

     F399 "Question"
          Ts and Ts (carbon) drafts, 3p.

     F400 "Under a Tree"
          Ts and Ts (carbon) drafts, some bear extensive autograph
          corrections, 7p.

     F401 "Words of Love"
          Ts and Ts (carbon) drafts, one bears autograph
          corrections, 3p.

20        Series VI.  Manuscripts written by Johns (cont'd)

          Series VI.3.  Unpublished novel, 1962-1967

          "A Door To Be Closed"
     F402 Roots and reasons, 1962
          Ts bearing a few autograph corrections, 9p.
     F403 Ts and autograph notes and information, 37p.
     F404 Ts and autograph chronology and outlines, 21p.
     F405 Ts and Ts (carbon) draft, 71p.
     F406 Ts and Ts (carbon) drafts bearing autograph corrections,
          incomplete copies of the same draft, 61p.
     F407 Ts and Ts (carbon) draft, 1964-1967
          Incomplete, 98p.
     F408 Ts autograph corrections draft, 1963
          Incomplete, 22p.
     F409 Ts with autograph corrections draft, 1962
          Incomplete, 89p.
     F410 Autograph, Ts, and Ts (carbon) questions and conclusions
          (carbon), 89p.



          Series VII.  Miscellaneous material collected by Johns,
               1954-1969

     F411 Includes a copy of Johns's birth certificate; clippings
          about little magazines, pornography, and literary
          figures; and announcements for "Originations" and "The
          Latterday pamphlets."  Tear sheets from Tome are removed
          to the oversize section.


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