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Mary Jo Bang Papers (MSS154)

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Correspondence

Manuscripts

Material Toward Books

Other Projects

Boston Review

Works by Others

Personal Papers

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Audiovisual

Ephemera

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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poems, book reviews, essays, introductions and translations, as well as editorial material toward her published and unpublished books.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],
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Series 9: AudiovisualAdd to your cart.

Audiovisual consists of cassette tapes, CDs, and DVDs. Transferred to Rare Books if noted.

Contains some RESTRICTIONS. Please contact Curator for more details.

Sub-Series 9.1: Cassette TapesAdd to your cart.
Box 83Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mary Jo Bang Bakeless Prize Reading at Breadloaf, 1997Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 2: Dark Fields of the Republic: Poem 1991-1995 by Adrienne RichAdd to your cart.
Transferred to Rare Books.
Item 3: The Essential Blake selected and read by Stanley Kunitz. Old Greenwich, CT: Listening Library, Inc., 1989Add to your cart.
Transferred to Rare Books.
Item 4: Everywhere Drums by Jayne Cortez. New York, N.Y.: Bola Press, 1990Add to your cart.
Transferred to Rare Books.
Item 5: Grace Paley Reads "A Conversation with My Father" and "Friends."  Columbia, M.O.: American Audio Prose Library, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 6: The Poems of W.B. Yeats read by W.B. Yeats, Siobhan McKenna, and Michael MacLiammoir. New Rochelle, N.Y.: Spoken Arts, 1974Add to your cart.
Transferred to Rare Books.
Item 7: Society of Underground Poets featuring Bang, Joshua Cohen, and Josh Saitz, 1999: March 28Add to your cart.
Item 8: T.S. Eliot Voices & Visions. New York, N.Y.: Mystic Fire Audio, 1996Add to your cart.
Transferred to Rare Books.
Item 9: Washington University Writers Forum, Assembly Series reading by Richard Watson, Carl Phillips and Mary Jo Bang, 2003: February 5Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 9.2: CDsAdd to your cart.
Contains some RESTRICTIONS. Please contact Curator for more details.
Box 83Add to your cart.
Item 10: Brenda and Craig, 2006: June 17Add to your cart.
Craig Morgan Teicher and Brenda Shaughnessy wedding CD
Item 12: Mary Jo Bang emailsAdd to your cart.
RESTRICTED. Please contact Curator for more details.
Item 13: Mary Jo Bang Howl, Part IAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Mary Jo Bang. New Letters on the Air.Add to your cart.
Transferred to Rare Books.
Item 15: Mary Jo Bang photographs at the UA Poetry CenterAdd to your cart.
Item 16: Mary Jo Bang photographs by Jessica Baran, 2010: November 30Add to your cart.
Item 17: Mary Jo Bang photographs by Nina SubinAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Mary Jo Bang reading poemsAdd to your cart.
Item 19: Mary Jo Bang reading poems photographsAdd to your cart.
Item 20: My Red Balloon with Audrey FreudenbergAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 9.3: DVDsAdd to your cart.
Box 83Add to your cart.
Item 21: Decadence: Redon and Fin de Siecle Poetry and Music, 2005: December 3Add to your cart.
Beyond the Visible: The Art of Odilon Redon
Item 22: Joni Wallace and Mary Jo Bang. The University of Arizona Poetry Center, 2011: October 6Add to your cart.
Transferred to Rare Books.
Item 23: "A Portrait of An Artist" Panel: "Remembrance of Things Past" at the University of North Dakota, 2013Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 24: MacLinkPlus DeluxeAdd to your cart.
Item 25: Mary Jo Bang on PBS, 2008: April 10Add to your cart.
2 items. Includes packaging envelope from Gordon
Item 26: Sweet Old World directed by David Zeiger, 2011Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 9.4: Computer, 1995: OctoberAdd to your cart.

1 Apple Power Macintosh 7100 with monitor and Personal LaserWriter LS.

Located in West Campus old book studio, top of ranges 6 and 7


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[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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