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Jennifer Atkinson Papers (MSS007)

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Correspondence

Poems

Material towards Books and Manuscripts

Prose

Notebooks and Folders

Printed Matter

Miscellany



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Jennifer Atkinson Papers (MSS007), 1984-1995 | MSS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Jennifer Atkinson Papers (MSS007), 1984-1995Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1984-1995

ID: MSS/MSS/007

Primary Creator: Atkinson, Jennifer, 1955-

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Jennifer Atkinson Papers consists of correspondence circa 1985-1995, drafts towards published works including The Dogwood Tree, Dares, and Jepthaw's Vows. Also included are numerous drafts of indiviual works of poetry and prose.

Collection Historical Note

Jennifer Atkinson (M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1984) is the author of two collections of poetry: The Dogwood Tree, and The Drowned City. She is the winner of the University of Alabama Poetry Prize for her first book and of the Samuel French Morse Prize for her second book, Atkinson has taught in the M.F.A. programs at Washington University in St. Louis and at George Mason University.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

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.)

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


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Poems],
[Series 3: Material towards Books and Manuscripts],
[Series 4: Prose],
[Series 5: Notebooks and Folders],
[Series 6: Printed Matter],
[Series 7: Miscellany],
[All]

Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: General CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Consists of personal correspondence to Atkinson from 1985-95.
Item 1: Drury, John, 10/13/85Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 2 pages, including poem, 1 page)
Item 2: Sinclair, Mike, 12/21/93Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page including 6 poems, 13 pages)
Item 3: Funk, Allison, 5/16/94Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 4: Hamilton, Jeff, 7/8/94Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages including poem, 1 page)
Item 5: Funk, Allison, 11/23/94Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page with Autograph Letter Signed and poem, 17 pages)
Item 6: Wright, Jay, 12/20/94Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 7: Leslee, 12/20/94Add to your cart.
(Autograph Card Signed, 1 page)
Item 8: Funk, Allison, 12/27/94Add to your cart.
(Autograph Card Signed, 2 pages)
Item 9: Williams, Marilyn, 12/29/94Add to your cart.
(Autograph Card Signed, 1 page)
Item 10: Tuxbury, Ann, 1/15/95Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 11: John, 3/23/95Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Sub-Series 2: Business Correspondence, 1985-1995Add to your cart.
Consists of correspondence with editors, publishers, etc. Includes royalty statements and receipts.
Item 1: Academy of American Poets, 1/8/85Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter, 1 page inckudes notes in pencil by Atkinson)
Item 2: Hopkins, Jeannette, 6/5/85Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed)
Item 3: Kistner, Diane, 10/16/85Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 4: Sontag, Kate, 9/8/87Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page with Autograph Letter Signed in red ink includes notes by Atkinson in pencil)
Item 5: Klaviter, Helen, 4/26/88Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 6: Henderson, Bill, 9/24/90Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter [photocopy], 1 page with notes by Henderson in blue ink)
Item 7: University of Alabama Press, 3/2/92Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, royalty statement)
Item 8: University of Alabama Press, 3/4/92Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, royalty statement)
Item 9: Comfort, Connie, 3/26/92Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 10: Haubrich, Ann, 3/26/92Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 3 pages, reading agreement)
Item 11: University of Alabama Press, 12/?/92Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter, 1 page, royalty statement)
Item 12: Cameron, Louise, 3/25/94Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 13: Cameron, Louise, 4/14/94Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 14: Henderson, Bill, 5/23/94Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 3 pages)
Item 15: Hamilton, Jeff, 5/31/94Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 16: Albergo Bolzano, 6/2/94Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page, facsimile)
Item 17: Henderson, Bill, 9/30/94Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 18: Poetry, 11/17/94Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter, 1 page, acceptance notice)
Item 19: Parisi, Joseph, 11/17/94Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 20: Swinger, Drew, 12/7/94Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, includes note by Atkinson in pencil)
Item 21: Bradford, Gigi, 1/3/95Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, enclosure 1 page)
Item 22: Cameron, Louise, 2/10/95Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 23: Ballard, Linda, 2/13/95Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 24: Ballard, Linda, 2/16/95Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 25: Bond, Christopher S., 2/16/95Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 26: Parisi, Joseph, 3/15/95Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter, 1 page with note in pencil)
Item 27: Deavel, Christine, 3/22/95Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page includes Autograh Letter)
Item 28: Lojek, Helen, 3/24/95Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 29: Ballard, Linda, 3/28/95Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 30: Ballard, Linda, 4/27/95Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Sub-Series 3: Unidentified or Undated CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Ball, Sally, no dateAdd to your cart.
(Autograph Card Signed, 2 pages)
Item 2: Buege, Bill, no dateAdd to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, includes poem, 1 page)
Item 3: Henderson, Bill, no dateAdd to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 2 pages)
Item 4: Latta, John, no dateAdd to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, includes Autograph Letter same page)
Item 5: Iowa Review, no dateAdd to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, includes Autograph Letter in blue ink)
Item 6: Lesser, Wendy, no dateAdd to your cart.
(Typed Card, 1 page)
Item 7: Lewis, Lisa, no dateAdd to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page, includes Autograph Letter in black ink)
Item 8: Williams, Marilyn, no dateAdd to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 9: Richard, Brad, no dateAdd to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page, fax with not in pencil)
Series 2: PoemsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Poems by AtkinsonAdd to your cart.
Individually foldered and listed alphabetically by title.
Folder 1: After the AnnunciationAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 2 page revisions in blue & red ink)
Folder 2: AfterwardAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page, editorial marks in blue marker.)
Folder 3: All But OneAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page revision in red ink.)
Folder 4: Ancient of DaysAdd to your cart.
(5 drafts, Typescript 5 page heavy revisions pencil & blue ink.)
Folder 5: The AnnunciationAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 2 page dated 7/6/94 revisions blue ink.)
Folder 6: August ElegyAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 2 pages dated 1/18/95 revisions in red ink.)
Folder 7: BackrubAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 2 pages)
Folder 8: Beaver Meadow RoadAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescriot 2 pages revisions in pencil & red ink.)
Folder 9: The Birds of the AirAdd to your cart.
(2 drafts, Typescript & Manuscript 2 pages revisions in black ink.)
Folder 10: Bitter Love SongAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page)
Folder 11: Christian IslandAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript, 2 pages)
Folder 12: DaresAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript, 2 pages)
Folder 13: Daughters of JerusalemAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page revisions blue & green ink.)
Folder 14: The Disfigurement of ShameAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page)
Folder 15: The End of AdventAdd to your cart.
(3 drafts, Typescript 5 page, heavy revision in pencil. 1 draft dated 1/95, 2 drafts dated 3/95.)
Folder 16: Expecting FearAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript, 2 pages)
Folder 17: ExtraditionAdd to your cart.
(3 drafts, Typescript 3 pages pencil revisions 1 draft (photocopy) from Poetry)
Folder 18: Failed AttemptAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript, 1 page.)
Folder 19: Flying Kites in Late Winter TwilightAdd to your cart.
(2 drafts, Typescript, 2 pages)
Folder 20: For a Boy, 15, Shot, Who left the VCR ProgrammedAdd to your cart.
(1 draft. Typescript, 1 page.)
Folder 21: Haddam MeadowsAdd to your cart.
(2 drafts, Typescript 2 pages, pencil revisions, dated 9/18/94.)
Folder 22: Happiness Is EasyAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript, 1 page.)
Folder 23: How Undignified a ManAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript, 1 page)
Folder 24: HoneymoonAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript, 3 pages)
Folder 25: HypnotistAdd to your cart.
(2 drafts, Typescript 2 pages, notes in pencil.)
Folder 26: Imposing PresenceAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript, 2 pages.)
Folder 27: In the Future After My Mother's DeathAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript, 1 page pencil revisions.)
Folder 28: In the InterimAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page revision in red ink.)
Folder 29: InheritanceAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript, 1 page revision in black ink.)
Folder 30: Jacob's DreamAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page revision in pencil.)
Folder 31: On Wanting a ChildAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page  revision in pencil.)
Folder 32: Outside RondaAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page.)
Folder 33: Madonna and the BeeAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page, revision in blue ink.)
Folder 34: My WoodstockAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page, light revision in black ink.)
Folder 35: ResolutionAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 2 page, heavy revision in pencil.)
Folder 36: The RoseAdd to your cart.
(3 drafts, Typescript & Manuscript 3 pages, revisions in pencil and blue ink.)
Folder 37: Seven WordsAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 2 pages.)
Folder 38: StillnessAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page. revision in black ink.)
Folder 39: Still Life With AngelAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page.)
Folder 40: Teaching School in Kathmandu Valley: Dry SeasonAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 2 pages.)
Folder 41: This Dawn A Spectral WhitenessAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page.)
Folder 42: To Save the Blooming Peonies from the Storm, I Pick ThemAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page revision and sketches in red ink.)
Folder 43: UntitledAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page.)
Folder 44: A Wedding Gift of Parrot TulipsAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 3 pages.)
Folder 45: What There IsAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page revision in blue & black ink previously titled: The Four Blue Panes of an Evening Window.)
Folder 46: The World Is A Thing I Could PityAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 1 page, blue ink revisions.)
Folder 47: World Without EndAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 2 pages, light revision in pencil.)
Sub-Series 2: Unidentified or UntitledAdd to your cart.
Consists of 21 pages, Typescript & Manuscript revised in blue, black, red ink and pencil.
Sub-Series 3: Poems in Manuscript FormAdd to your cart.
Consists of handwritten drafts of unidentified or untitled poems. Blue, black, red ink & pencil.
Sub-Series 4: Poems by OthersAdd to your cart.
Consists of Poems arranged alphabetically by author's name.
Item 1: Buege, BillAdd to your cart.
Item 1: A Roll of FilmAdd to your cart.
[long poem], 1 draft, Typescript 33 pages
Item 2: The Demise of the WheelAdd to your cart.
[poem], 1 draft, Typescript 3 pages
Item 3: Forget #17Add to your cart.
[poem], 1 draft, Typescript 2 pages with Autograph Letter Signed on 1st page in blue ink.
Item 2: Funk, AllisonAdd to your cart.
Item 1: RedbudAdd to your cart.
[long poem], 1 draft, Typescript 5 pages includes Autograph Letter Signed 1 page in blue ink.
Item 3: Pankey, EricAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Nocturne with Two FiguresAdd to your cart.
[poem], 2 drafts. Typescript 2 pages.
Item 2: Approaching AccademiaAdd to your cart.
single draft, revisions in pencil.
Item 3: To Anna Catherine del ValleAdd to your cart.
[poem], 1 draft. Typescript 1 page. notes in pencil and dated 10/94.
Item 4: PrayerAdd to your cart.
[table of contents], 1 draft. Typescript 1 page. with Autograph Letter Signed by Pankey in black ink & note by Atkinson in pencil.
Item 4: Schreiner, StevenAdd to your cart.
Item 1: HoneymoonAdd to your cart.
[poem], 1 draft, Typescript 3 pages, pencil revisions
Item 5: Sommer, JasonAdd to your cart.
Item 1: For X. Who Reads My Books in SolitudeAdd to your cart.
[poem], 2 drafts, Typescript 2 pages, notes in black ink and pencil.
Item 2: Love CarsAdd to your cart.
[poem], 1 draft, Typescript 1 page, revision in pencil
Item 3: Tonight It Is the ShoesAdd to your cart.
[poem], 1 draft, Typescript 3 pages, revision in pencil. dated 1/95 in red ink.
Sub-Series 5: Unidentified PoemsAdd to your cart.
Folder consists of 1 poem, single draft, Typescript 1 page
Series 3: Material towards Books and ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Material towards The Dogwood TreeAdd to your cart.
(Typescript draft, 60 pages, includes table of contents.)
Sub-Series 2: Material towards Jephthaw's VowAdd to your cart.
(2 Typescript drafts, 26 pages. 1 draft with heavy revisions & notes in black ink signed M including Typed Letter Signed 1 page.)
Sub-Series 3: Material towards the manuscript DaresAdd to your cart.
(2 Typescript drafts, 69 pages light editorial marks in pencil.)
Series 4: ProseAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Explaining the ocean from the Kathmandu ValleyAdd to your cart.
(1 draft, Typescript 8 pages, light revision in black ink.)
Item 2: The Grammar of GenerosityAdd to your cart.
Series 5: Notebooks and FoldersAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ringbound Iowa Hawkeyes FolderAdd to your cart.
Folder includes class notes and drafts of poems.
Item 2: Class PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder includes notes, photocopies, articles, syllabus, prose, and other class papers.
Series 6: Printed MatterAdd to your cart.
Consists of various journals or periodicals of poetry, some including work by Atkinson.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Hudson Review. Vol. XXXIX. No.2, Summer 1986Add to your cart.
Item 1: Milosz and the Moral Authority of Poetry by Emily GrosholzAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Poetry. Vol. CLXV. No.1, April 1994Add to your cart.
Item 1: Extradition a poem by Atkinson page 24.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Poetry. Vol. CLXV. No.6, March 1995Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Miraculous a poem by Atkinson page 311. includes 2 copies.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Princeton University Library Chronicle. Vol. LV No.3, Spring 94.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Poetry & Science in America by Emily GrosholzAdd to your cart.
Item 5: Umbra. New Orleans Center for Creative Arts journal, 1995Add to your cart.
Series 7: MiscellanyAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Readings and Other AnnouncementsAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Clippings. Consists of newspaper and magazine articlesAdd to your cart.
Item 3: CV. Consists of Atkinson's CV, circa 1985.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Travel materialsAdd to your cart.
Consists of brochures, maps, tickets.
Item 5: Diploma. Atkinson's MFA diploma from Univ. of Iowa, 1984.Add to your cart.
Item 6: Campaign Button. Clinton-Gore, 1992.Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Poems],
[Series 3: Material towards Books and Manuscripts],
[Series 4: Prose],
[Series 5: Notebooks and Folders],
[Series 6: Printed Matter],
[Series 7: Miscellany],
[All]


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