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Lee Anderson Papers (MSS004)

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Correspondence

Manuscripts

Material Toward Books

Notebooks

Audiotapes

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The Yale Series of Recorded Poets

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Lee Anderson Papers (MSS004), 1933-1972 | MSS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Lee Anderson Papers (MSS004), 1933-1972Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1933-1972

ID: MSS/MSS/004

Primary Creator: Lee Anderson, 1896-1972

Extent: 42.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series 1: Correspondence is divided into three subseries. Subseries  I. 1. Personal correspondence, 1933-1974; letters filed chronologically by author, includes selected manuscripts, by others filed with letters, Boxes 1-7. Subseries I. 2. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1933-1972, letters filed chronologically, Box 8. Subseries I. 3. John Trimmer Journal, 1963-1969, consists of letters Lee Anderson wrote to his friend John Trimmer, which he regarded as journal entries.

Series 2: Manuscripts is divided into four subseries. Subseries II. 1. Titled Poems, arranged alphabetically, Boxes 10-11. Subseries II. 2. Untitled poems and fragments, Boxes 12-13. Subseries II. 3. Essays, Box 14. Subseries II. 4. Classroom and teaching, Box 15.

Series 3: Materials Toward Books is divided into seven subseries. Subseries III. 1. Prevailing Winds; Subseries III. 2. The Floating World and Other Poems; Subseries III. 3. Nags Head; Subseries III. 4. Bearstone Tetralogy; Subseries III. 5. The Treasure Hunt Murder; Subseries III. 6 [The Oral Interpretation of Literature]; Subseries III. 7. Miscellaneous Galleys, Boxes 16-26.

Series 4: Notebooks, Boxes 27-33.

Series 5: Audiotapes, Boxes 34-38.

Series 6: Manuscript Material by Others (excluding manuscripts located in Subseries I. 1 and Series V.) Includes Book of Gems, autograph book containing holograph poems by various authors, Box 39. Also includes unpublished essays by others on the work of Lee Anderson, Box 39.

Series 7: The Yale Series of Recorded Poets includes material relating to Anderson's involvement with this project, Box 40.

Series 8: Miscellany, Boxes 41-42.

Collection Historical Note

Lee Anderson (1896-1972) was an American poet.  He was born in Saxton, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War I and spent several years as a self-employed printer and farmer in western Pennsylvania. In 1942, he published his collection of poetry, Prevailing Winds. Anderson became interested in poetry readings and the oral aspects of poetry and began to record contemporary poets reading their work onto audiotape. At first, Anderson kept the recordings for his personal collection but soon he was asked by the Library of Congress to record and submit recorded poetry readings to the library. In 1955, Yale University acquired Anderson's complete collection of more than 500 tapes of contemporary British and American poets reading from their work, including duplicates of recordings donated to the Library of Congress. In addition, Yale hired Anderson as a Research Associate. While at Yale, he helped produce the Yale Series of Recorded Poets, a collection of LP records of poets reading their work which was derived largely from Anderson's tape collection.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

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

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


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Series 6: Manuscript Material by OthersAdd to your cart.
Excluding material found in Series I and Series V.
Folder 1: The Book of GemsAdd to your cart.
In 1958 Lee Anderson began keeping an autograph book in which he had various poets write samples of their work. Following is a list of the poets and the titles of their poems that appear in the book. The list is arranged in order of appearance.
Box 39Add to your cart.
Item 1: Dudley Fitts, [Untitled poem], 1958: April 16Add to your cart.
Item 2: Robert Frost, "Forgive O Lord my little jokes on Thee," [untitled], 1961: May 18Add to your cart.
Item 3: Isabella Gardner, Letter from Slough Pond, 1969: July 7Add to your cart.
Item 4: Sylvia Plath, "Yet, shrined on her shelf, the grisly visage endured" [untitled], 1958: April 15Add to your cart.
Item 5: Ted Hughes, "All things being done or undone," [untitled], 1958: April 18Add to your cart.
Item 6: Ben Belitt, "For pure delight" [untitled], 1958: April 20Add to your cart.
Item 7: Howard Nemerov, "This is about the stillness in moving things," (from Runes, part I), 1958: April 20Add to your cart.
Item 8: Barbara Howes, Portrait of an Artist, 1958: April 21Add to your cart.
Item 9: William Jay Smith, Dead Snake, 1958: April 21Add to your cart.
Item 10: Denise Levertov, One A. M, [1958]Add to your cart.
Item 11: Rolfe Humphries, "Sorrow and joy compete" [untitled], 1958: June 16Add to your cart.
Item 12: David Wagoner, "I sing the man that is all men: all these" [untitled], 1958: September 17Add to your cart.
Item 13: William Stafford, from Picking up Chores, 1958: September 18Add to your cart.
Item 14: James Schevill, The Coastguardsman in the Fog, [1958]Add to your cart.
Item 15: Josephine Miles, "Sir, the objective correlative is love" [untitled], [1958]Add to your cart.
Item 16: Don Geiger, How Is It Down There, Dr. Donne?, [1958]Add to your cart.
Item 17: Elliott Coleman, "Seeing is believing" [untitled], [1958]Add to your cart.
Item 18: Yvor Winters, Night of Battle: Europe 1941, [1958]Add to your cart.
Item 19: Charles Edward Eaton, Apologies for Passion, 1958: November 19Add to your cart.
Item 20: Josephine Jacobsen, February Museum, 1958: December 6Add to your cart.
Item 21: Ted Weiss, The Hook (Part 3), 1959: February 9Add to your cart.
Item 22: John Hollander, Stanzas 11 & 12 of Icarus Before Kossos, 1959: March 10Add to your cart.
Item 23: David Ferry, Aubade, 1959: March 12Add to your cart.
Item 24: George Starbuck, "So watch your pockets, cats, hang onto your hearts [untitled], 1959: March 12Add to your cart.
Item 25: Anthony Ostroff, Think Not That This Ends Here, March 15, 1959, 1959: March 15Add to your cart.
Item 26: W. H. Auden, Paul Valery, 1959: March 18Add to your cart.
Item 27: Louis Simpson, An American in the Thieves' Market, 1959: March 19Add to your cart.
Item 28: Galway Kinnell, "But listen--the swish of the blood" [untitled], March 20, 1959, 1959: March 20Add to your cart.
Item 29: Muriel Rukeyser, "Believe that we bloom upon this stalk of time" [untitled], 1959: March 19Add to your cart.
Item 30: Robert Lowell, Inauguration Day 1953, [1959]Add to your cart.
Item 31: Isabella Gardner, Dear Lee, 1959: November 6Add to your cart.
Item 32: Allen Tate, [Untitled], 1959: September 13Add to your cart.
Item 33: John Ciardi, "Paltries, friend Lee, we are two shrunk paltries" [untitled], 1959: November 5Add to your cart.
Item 34: Anne Sexton, Doors, Doors, Doors, 1959: September 14Add to your cart.
Item 35: William Alfred, The Double, 1959: September 15Add to your cart.
Item 36: Gerta Kennedy, Poetry, or Madness, [1959]Add to your cart.
Item 37: Maxine Kumin, Your Living Head, 1959: September 17Add to your cart.
Item 38: Richard Wilbur, Two Voices in a Meadow, 1959: October 3Add to your cart.
Item 39: Babette Deutsch, The Poem, [1959]Add to your cart.
Item 40: George P. Elliott, Her Dwarf, 1959: November 5Add to your cart.
Item 41: Marianne Moore, Epilogue to Book VI: La Fontaine, 1959: November 6Add to your cart.
Item 42: John Hall Wheelock, Silence, 1959: November 6Add to your cart.
Item 43: Stephen Spender, In Attica, [1959]Add to your cart.
Item 44: Stanley Burnshaw "Song aspires to silence..." [untitled], 1960: January 31Add to your cart.
Item 45: Louise Bogan, The Dream, 1960: February 1Add to your cart.
Item 46: Robert Penn Warren, from Mortmain, #4 In the Turpitude of Time, [1960]Add to your cart.
Item 47: Jean Garrigue, The Feast of Pleasure That Some Seek, 1960: March 8Add to your cart.
Item 48: Daniel Hoffman, Awoke into a Dream of Singing, 1960: March 10Add to your cart.
Item 49: Louis MacNeice, "For the last blossom is the first blossom" [untitled], 1960: April 4Add to your cart.
Item 50: Clifford Dyment, Writing Is Not Writing, [1960]Add to your cart.
Item 51: Ruth Pitter, Urania, 1960: April 26Add to your cart.
Item 52: C. Day Lewis, from O Dreams, O Destinations, [1960]Add to your cart.
Item 53: T. S. Eliot, The moment of the rose and the.." [untitled], 1960: May 4Add to your cart.
Item 54: Roy Fuller, Ballad, 1960: May 27Add to your cart.
Item 55: Vernon Watkins, "Much the treasure hoarding mind" (from Yeats in Dublin), 1960: May 10Add to your cart.
Item 56: Kathleen Raine, The World, 1960: May 11Add to your cart.
Item 57: Anne Ridler, Beecham Concert, 1961: May 10Add to your cart.
Item 58: William Empson, Let It Go, 1960: [May]Add to your cart.
Item 59: John Lehman, "Always to say goodbye becomes a dream" [untitled], 1960: May 20Add to your cart.
Item 60: Spencer Brown, Bits of Glass, 1969: July 6Add to your cart.
Item 61: William Plomer, The Sculptor, 1960: May 26Add to your cart.
Item 62: Peter Redgrove, "Buffing his son with a forefinger" [untitled], 1960: May 28Add to your cart.
Item 63: Andrew Young, A Dead Mole, 1960: June 2Add to your cart.
Item 64: James Merrill, The Octopus, 1960: February 2Add to your cart.
Item 65: David Jones, "And as marines, remember us" [untitled], 1960: May 22Add to your cart.
Item 66: A. L. Rowse, Spring in the Atlantic, 1960: May 23Add to your cart.
Item 67: Michael Hamburger, Emblem, [1960]Add to your cart.
Item 68: E. J. Scovell, Michaelmas Summer, 1960: June 1Add to your cart.
Item 69: Anthony Thwaite, Two Poets, 1960: June 2Add to your cart.
Item 70: F. T. Prince, from The Tears of a Muse in America, 1960: June 3Add to your cart.
Item 71: Christopher Logue, "And the water's diamond head" [untitled], [1960]Add to your cart.
Item 72: Thomas Blackburn, "It is the school of Babylon, 1960: June 7Add to your cart.
Item 73: Herbert Read, "The golden lemon is not made" [untitled], 1960: June 7Add to your cart.
Item 74: Hugh MacDiarmid, "The rose of all the world is not for me", 1960: June 10Add to your cart.
Item 75: Laurie Lee, Day of Their Days, 1960: June 11Add to your cart.
Item 76: W. R. Rodgers, Lent, 1960: June 13Add to your cart.
Item 77: George Hartley, The Midnight Bell, 1960: June 14Add to your cart.
Item 78: Kingsley Amis, On a Portrait of Madame Rimsky-Korsakov, 1960: June 13Add to your cart.
Item 79: Jon Silkin, Bowl, 1960: June 14Add to your cart.
Item 80: Patric Dickinson, Jodrell Bank, 1960: June 17Add to your cart.
Item 81: Patricia Beer, from The Loss of the Magyar, 1960: June 17Add to your cart.
Item 82: Jeannette Nichols, I Talk of You in Cities, 1961: January 13Add to your cart.
Item 83: Joseph Bennett, Russian bombers, observing the melee" [untitled], 1961: January 14Add to your cart.
Item 84: Samuel French Morse, A Kind of View, 1961: April 29Add to your cart.
Item 85: Jack Sweeney, `Salt Friday's crystal born in dawnlight" [untitled], 1961: January 16Add to your cart.
Item 86: John Holmes, "Whenever the scale of things seems meagre" [untitled], 1961: January 16Add to your cart.
Item 87: Edwin Honig, Maker, 1961: January 16Add to your cart.
Item 88: John Frederick Nims, A Pretty Device of the Fathers, May 5, 1961, 1961: May 5Add to your cart.
Item 89: Lucia Rivers, from The Children of Erasmus, 1962: March 29Add to your cart.
Item 90: Mona Van Duyn, Water, 1962: April 1Add to your cart.
Item 91: Donald Hall, The Long River, 1962: April 7Add to your cart.
Item 92: William Van O'Connor, A. E. Houseman Walks toward Wenlock, 1962: December 27Add to your cart.
Item 93: J. V. Cunningham, "When I shall lie without regret" [untitled], 1962: December 22Add to your cart.
Item 94: Kenneth Rexroth, "The sea will be deep" [untitled], 1963: September 29Add to your cart.
Item 95: Paul Ramsey, The Correct Answer to an Old Question, 1963: November 9Add to your cart.
Item 96: Martin Halpern, Occasions, 1964: April 21Add to your cart.
Item 97: Leonard Nathan, The Diver, June 22, 1964, 1964: June 22Add to your cart.
Item 98: Thomas Parkinson, Death as Natural Process, 1965: January 12Add to your cart.
Item 99: Celeste Turner Wright, On a Philosophical System, 1965: March 24Add to your cart.
Item 100: Robert Beloof, 1965: March 29Add to your cart.
Item 101: Thomas Cole, Old Woman's Song, 1969: June 14Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Unpublished EssaysAdd to your cart.
Unpublished Essays by others on the work of Lee Anderson.
Box 39Add to your cart.
Item 1: Richard Eberhart, A Note on the PoemAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages
Item 2: Carlyle Mitzell, [Untitled essay]Add to your cart.
Typescript, 29 pages
Item 3: Carlyle Mitzell, The Meteor Hyphen--Lee AndersonAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 29 pages
Item 4: John Morey, Introduction: On the Occasion of Mr. Lee Anderson Reading His "Pomes," Monday Evening, February 13, 1967Add to your cart.
Typescript, 3 pages
Item 5: John Trimmer, Lee Anderson, A Modern PoetAdd to your cart.
10 pages, 2 copies
Item 6: John Hall Wheelock, [Untitled]Add to your cart.
Autograph manuscript signed, 1 page
Item 7: Miscellaneous itemsAdd to your cart.
16 pages, 1 folder, ca. 15 items

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[Series 2: Manuscripts],
[Series 3: Material Toward Books],
[Series 4: Notebooks],
[Series 5: Audiotapes],
[Series 6: Manuscript Material by Others],
[Series 7: The Yale Series of Recorded Poets],
[Series 8: Miscellaneous],
[All]


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