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Mary Jo Bang Papers (MSS154)

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Scope and Contents

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Correspondence

Manuscripts

Material Toward Books

Other Projects

Boston Review

Works by Others

Personal Papers

Born Digital Material (Electronic Records)

Audiovisual

Ephemera

Printed Materials

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Mary Jo Bang Papers (MSS154), 1950-2017 | MSS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Mary Jo Bang Papers (MSS154), 1950-2017Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1980s-2000s

ID: MSS/MSS/154

Primary Creator: Bang, Mary Jo

Extent: 92.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 12/23/2014

Languages: Spanish;Castilian, English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Mary Jo Bang Papers consists largely of her own manuscript materials, including drafts of individual poems, book reviews, essays, introductions and translations, as well as editorial material toward her published and unpublished books. Also included are personal journals, college work, artwork, printed materials and ephemera. A substantial amount of personal and business correspondence is present, primarily with friends, family, editors, students, and colleagues in the literary community. Finally, the Bang Papers include a large assortment of material relating Bang’s work outside of writing including editorial work for the Boston Review, teaching, conferences and readings, consolations and advisory boards, fellowships, residencies, exhibitions, and photography.

Collection Historical Note

Mary Jo Bang (October 22, 1946 - ) is an American poet.  Born in Waynesville, Missouri, Bang grew up in Ferguson and graduated from McCluer High School. She received a BA and an MA in Sociology from Northwestern University, a BA in photography from the Polytechnic of Central London, and an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University.

Bang is the author of several books of poems, including Apology for Want (1997), which received the Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize and the 1998 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award; Louise in Love (2001); The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans (2001); The Eye Like a Strange Balloon (2004); Elegy (2007), which won both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award; and The Bride of E (2009); Inferno (2012); and The Last Two Seconds (2015).

Bang has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Bellagio Foundation, and a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. She has received a “Discovery”/The Nation award, a Pushcart Prize, and her poems have been included in multiple editions of The Best American Poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous periodicals, including New Republic, Yale Review, Boston Review, Paris Review, Columbia, Denver Quarterly, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Harvard Review, Nation, Notre Dame Review, Paris Review, Tin House, New Yorker, and New American Writing.

Bang was the poetry co-editor of the Boston Review from 1995 to 2005, and is currently a professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Some restrictions. Please contact Curator for more details.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Purchase from Mary Jo Bang

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 2014.022

Accession number MSS2017-027

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Manuscripts],
[Series 3: Material Toward Books],
[Series 4: Other Projects],
[Series 5: Boston Review],
[Series 6: Works by Others],
[Series 7: Personal Papers],
[Series 8: Born Digital Material (Electronic Records)],
[Series 9: Audiovisual],
[Series 10: Ephemera],
[Series 11: Printed Materials],
[Series 12: Artwork],
[All]

Series 8: Born Digital Material (Electronic Records)Add to your cart.

Arranged by titles written on floppy disks.

If possible, files have been transferred from floppy disks. Some RESTRICTIONS. Please contact Curator for more details.

Box 81Add to your cart.
Item 1: UnlabeledAdd to your cart.
10 items; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 2: Manuscripts Rejected A-HAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 3: Manuscripts Rejected I-RAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 4: Manuscripts Rejected S-ZAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 5: Columbia Poems A-LAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 6: Columbia Poems M-ZAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 7: Manuscripts Pending/Manuscripts AcceptedAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 8: Manuscripts AcceptedAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 9: Manuscripts PendingAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 10: Poems in ProgressAdd to your cart.

1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk.

Information not retrievable.

Item 11: Work in Progress, 1995: November-1996: NovemberAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 12: Fall Manuscripts, 1995: SeptemberAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 13: Recent Work [Includes Manuscript #2]Add to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 14: Creative Writing PoetryAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 15: Complications of Morning (poem)Add to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 16: The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans, 1999: February 12Add to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 17: Thesis, 1995: JulyAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 18: Thesis Poems and DraftsAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 19: Thesis Text OnlyAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 20: WP ThesisAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 21: Book Length Manuscript, 1992: September 17Add to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 22: After DarkAdd to your cart.

1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk

Information not retrievable.

Item 23: Grants; Reign of UnreasonAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 24: Modern PoetryAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 25: FetchAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 26: HuffsmithAdd to your cart.

1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk

Information not retrievable.

Item 27: Modern Poetry (Koch); Modern Poetry (Hooever); Hopkins; Locke; illegibleAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 28: Modern Poetry KochAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 29: Ark and FloodAdd to your cart.

1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk

Information not retrievable.

Item 30: Jeff Clark, Joshua Cl---; Jennifer Moxley. Reviewed by John YunAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 31: Miscellaneous Yaddo, 1998: MarchAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 32: Nanquette Translation FullbrightAdd to your cart.

1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk

Information not retrievable.

Item 33: TranslationAdd to your cart.

1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk

Information not retrievable.

Item 34: MacDowell II; Takes [Geary] - Boland letterAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 35: CV3Add to your cart.

1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk

Information not retrievable.

Item 36: Journals + "Novel;" 1994: January 2 - December 28; 1993: December 16-29; 1993: August 14-26; 1992: June 17 - July 12Add to your cart.

1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk

Information not retrievable.

Item 37: Parnassus Review; Walid Bitar + SaphireAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 38: Boston ReviewAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 39: Boston ReviewAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 40: Boston Review IIAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 41: Ah Interviews I,II; Nanquette Chapters 4, 5, Holy Grail; Lisieux; Journals; W--- letter; Jutter letterAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 42: BakelessAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 43: BakelessAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 44: University of MontanaAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 45: MontanaAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 46: Rec letters; University of Montana; BKAdd to your cart.

1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk

Information not retrievable.

Item 47: Yale - Fall Semester, 1997Add to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 48: Yale 1998; New School 1998; Teaching 1998, 1998Add to your cart.

1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk

Information not retrievable.

Item 49: TeachingAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 50: Sent Email, 1995: MarchAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 51: Personal LettersAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 52: Letters (ALL)Add to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 53: Poetry Correspondence; LBB; Revell lettersAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 54: PhotographyAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 55: TIFF Scanned ImagesAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 56: Rocket to the Moon TIFFAdd to your cart.

1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk

Information not retrievable.

Item 57: Post Card (Freehand)Add to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 58: Museé Picasso (Freehand)Add to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 59: Graphics (Logos)Add to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 60: Miscellaneous + Back UpAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 61: Back UpsAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk
Item 62: Back Up, 1994: May 20Add to your cart.

1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk

Information not retrievable.

Item 63: Back Up II, 1994: May 20Add to your cart.

1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk

Information not retrievable.

Item 64: Speed Disk Start Up Disk; Part of Norton Utilities 3.1Add to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk; system disk
Item 65: Norton Disk Doctor Start Up Disk; Part of Norton Utilities 3.1Add to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk; system disk
Item 66: System 7.5 Update 1-4Add to your cart.
4 items; 3.5 inch floppy disk; system disk
Item 67: Supramodem Data SoftwareAdd to your cart.
3 items; 3.5 inch floppy disk; system disk
Box 82Add to your cart.
Item 1: QuickenAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk; system disk
Item 2: PSI FAXcilitate Software Install DiskAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk; system disk
Item 3: Install Me First (Power Book)Add to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk; system disk
Item 4: Macintosh Personal LaserWriter LS Printer SoftwareAdd to your cart.
4 items; 3.5 inch floppy disk; system disk
Item 5: Macintosh HyperCard ProgramAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk; system disk
Item 6: Macintosh System 7 Tune-UpAdd to your cart.
1 item; 3.5 inch floppy disk; system disk
Item 7: Aldus FreeHandAdd to your cart.
5 items; 3.5 inch floppy disk; system disk

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Manuscripts],
[Series 3: Material Toward Books],
[Series 4: Other Projects],
[Series 5: Boston Review],
[Series 6: Works by Others],
[Series 7: Personal Papers],
[Series 8: Born Digital Material (Electronic Records)],
[Series 9: Audiovisual],
[Series 10: Ephemera],
[Series 11: Printed Materials],
[Series 12: Artwork],
[All]


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