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Constance Urdang Papers

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Correspondence

Material Toward Books

Manuscripts by Urdang

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Constance Urdang Papers, 1940-1983 | MS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Constance Urdang Papers, 1940-1983Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1940-1983

ID: MS/MS/ms119

Primary Creator: Urdang, Constance, 1922-

Extent: 9.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Constance Urdang Papers include a nearly complete collection of manuscript and editorial material toward all of her published books. These materials include typescript drafts of entire books as well as drafts of individual poems. A number of Urdang's journals and notebooks are also present. The collection also contains drafts of translations by Urdang and the drafts of two unpublished novels. The Urdang Papers are completed by a small yet significant collection of her business, personal, and literary correspondence.

Collection Historical Note

Constance Urdang, a native of New York City, was a writer who achieved critical success as a poet and novelist and academic success as a teacher of writing. She did her undergraduate studies at Smith College. Following her graduation, Urdang worked for some years as a military intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of the Army and as an editor for several New York publishers.

Urdang returned to school in 1954 and in 1956 she received her MFA in writing from the University of Iowa. In 1960, Urdang and her husband, the poet Donald Finkel, came to Washington University where they taught in and co-directed the graduate Writers’ Program. Urdang’s first association with Washington University came in 1974, when she served as an instructor in advanced exposition in University College in Arts and Sciences and in the Writing Workshops for Women program in the School of Continuing Education. She also coordinated the Writers’ Program from its inception in 1977 until 1989. From 1989-90, Urdang was a lecturer in English, and in 1991, she taught in University College.

In 1965, Urdang’s first collection of poems, Charades and Celebrations, was published and four years later her only novel, Natural History, appeared. Urdang wrote seven additional collections of poetry after her novel, The Picnic in the Cemetery (1975), The Lone Woman and Others (1980), Only the World (1983), Lucha (1986), American Earthquakes (1988), The Woman Who Read Novels and Peacetime (1990), and Alternative Lives (1990). Among other awards, she received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1976.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS 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

Other Note: Additional material was added to the Constance Urdang Papers in 2008, not yet listed on this finding aid. Please contact the Manuscript Department for more information.


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Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Correspondence is grouped into two subseries: General correspondence and Business correspondence. 1052 items.
Sub-Series 1: General Correspondence, 1958-1983Add to your cart.
General Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by author. 203 items
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1-3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Berge, Carol, circa 1976Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 2: Bogen, Don, 1978Add to your cart.
1 items
Item 3: Boklund, Gunnar, 1978Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 4: Borchardt, Anne, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 5: Broderick, John, 1980Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 6: Brothers, Connie, 1975-1982Add to your cart.
4 items.
Item 7: Contoski, Victor, 1966-1979Add to your cart.
7 items.
Item 8: Costantin, Mary, 1983Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 9: Dickey, James, 1982Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 10: Dunn, Stephen, 1980Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 11: Engle, Paul Hamilton, 1977Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 12: Ewing, Marilyn McKee, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 13: Finkel, Donald, 1975-1979Add to your cart.
3 items.
Item 14: Goedicke, Patricia, 1980-1982Add to your cart.
3 items.
Item 15: Hall, Donald, 1966Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 16: Hecht, Anthony, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 18: Kizer, Carolyn Ashley, 1965-1983Add to your cart.
4 items.
Item 17: Justice, Donald, 1975Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 19: Knoepfle, John, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 20: Kumin, Maxine W., 1979Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 21: Lifshin, Lyn, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 22: Linthicum, John, 1978Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 23: Marten, Harry Neil, 1983Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 24: Matthews, William, 1977Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 25: McHugh, Heather, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 26: Michaelson, Louis W., 1976-1978Add to your cart.
7 items.
Item 27: Muller, Lisel, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
4 items.
Item 28: Nemerov, Howard, 1965Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 29: Perchik, Simon, 1969Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 30: Peterson, Donald, 1977Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 31: Rago, Henry Anthony, 1968Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 32: Rosenthal, M.L. (Macha Louis), 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 33: Sanders, Scott, 1983Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 34: Sarton, May, 1968Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 35: Seiler, Christine, [1978]-1980Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 36: Shelton, Lois, 1979Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 37: Smith, Dave, 1974Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 38: Stern, Gerald, 1982Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 39: Swann, Brian, 1975Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 40: Urdang, Constance, 1976-1983Add to your cart.
25 items
Item 1: To Berge, Carol, 1976Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 2: To Bogen, Don, 1978Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 3: To Braziller, George, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 4: To Broderick, John, 1980Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 5: To Dickey, James, circa 1982Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 6: To Galbraith, Nancy, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 7: To Givler, Peter, 1983Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 8: To Gray, Donald J, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 9: To Lenrow, E., 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 10: To Linthicum, John, 1978Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 11: To Michaelson, Louis W., 1976-1978Add to your cart.
4 items
Item 12: To Otto, Lon, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 13: To Panich, Holly, 1978Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 14: To Parrish, Wendy, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 15: To Preston, Elizabeth, circa 1982Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 16: To Roberts, John, 1979Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 17: To Thomas, James R., 1978Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 18: To Van Winckel, (Mrs.), 1979Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 19: To Wilbers, Steve, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 20: To Yablonsky, Francine, 1977Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 41: Urdang, Laurence, 1978Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 42: Wallace, Ronald, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
6 items
Item 43: Walton, Kathy, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
2 items, with enclosures
Item 44: Watson, Red, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 45: Weiss, Theodore Russell, 1968-1970Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 46: Whittemore, Reed, [n.d.]Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 47: Zaranka, William, American author., 1976Add to your cart.
2 items
Sub-Series 2: Business correspondence, 1955-1983Add to your cart.
Business Correspondence encompasses Urdang's business dealings, primarily concerning the publication of her work. 849 items
Box 1-2Add to your cart.
Folder 4-9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Adams, Hazard Simeon, 1955-1958Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 2: Adams, Phoebe Lou, 1955-1958Add to your cart.
4 items
Item 3: Barnes, Jim, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 4: Bennett, Joseph, 1957-1958Add to your cart.
4 items
Item 5: Bonthron, Marian, 1957Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 6: Borchardt, Anne, 1977-1982Add to your cart.
15 items.
Item 9: Cappon, Alexander Patterson, No dateAdd to your cart.
1 item
Item 7: Boyer, Robert, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 8: Burden, Jean, No date, 1972-1976Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 10: Caskie, Marion Maxwell, 1958Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 11: Ciard, John, [n.d], 1959Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 12: Contoski, Victor, 1979Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 13: Curley, Daniel, 1978-1982Add to your cart.
16 items
Item 14: Dacey, Philip, [1971]Add to your cart.
2 items, with enclosures
Item 15: Davison, Peter, 1977-1981Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 16: De Vere, Julianne, 1975Add to your cart.
4 items
Item 17: Dickey, William, 1957Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 18: Eckman, Frederick Willis, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 19: Engle, Paul Hamilton, 1983Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 20: Field, Edward, No date; 1976-1978Add to your cart.
7 items
Item 21: Finkel, David R.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1966-1967Add to your cart.
5 items
Item 2: To Pizey, John, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 3: To Way, David J., 1967Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 22: Finkel, DonaldAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Merriam, Eve, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 23: Flores, Angel, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 24: Ford, Harry, 1975Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 25: Galassi, Jonathan, 1978Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 26: Gardner, John Champlin, 1976Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 27: Hall, Donald, No date, 1956Add to your cart.
5 items
Item 28: Halpern, Daniel, [n.d]Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 29: Harrison, Keith, [n.d], 1979Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 30: Hine, Daryl, [n.d], 1978Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 31: Howard, Richard, No date; 1981Add to your cart.
6 items
Item 32: Hudspeth, Frances H., 1959-1960Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 33: Inness-Brown, Elizabeth, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 34: Kemp, Lysander Schaffer, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
4 items
Item 35: Kennedy, X.J., [n.d], 1962Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 36: Kizer, Carolyn Ashley, 1962Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 37: Kumin, Maxine, 1983Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 38: Kuzma, Greg, 1978-1979Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 39: Larsen, Erling, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 40: Lea, Sydney, No date; 1978-1982Add to your cart.
4 items
Item 41: Levis, Larry, 1980Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 42: Lynes, Russell, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 43: Macauley, Robie, 1978Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 44: Matchett, William H., 1962Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 45: Mazur, Gail, [n.d]Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 46: Merker, Kim., 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 47: Merriam, Eve, 1971Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 1: To Finkel, Donald, 1971Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 48: Moss, Howard, 1970-1980Add to your cart.
4 items
Item 49: Moss, Stanley, 1979Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 50: Nemerov, Howard, [n.d], 1963Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 51: Nims, John Frederick, [n.d], 1963Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 52: Oates, Joyce Carol, 1983Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 53: Ochester, Ed, 1970Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 54: Pauker, John S., 1967Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 55: Quinn, Kerker, No date, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
5 items
Item 56: Rago, Henry Anthony, [n.d], 1955-1967Add to your cart.
24 items
Item 57: Rahv, Philip, [n.d]Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 58: Raiziss, Sonia, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 59: Ransom, John Crowe, 1956-1967Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 60: Ravenel, Shannon, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 61: Ray, David, [n.d], 1956-1977Add to your cart.
4 items
Item 62: Ray, S. J., [n.d]Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 63: Ritchie, Elisavietta, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 64: Riuzler, Carol Eisen, 1972Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 65: Sanders, Scott, 1983Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 66: Sato, Satoru, [ca 1967]Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 67: Segal, David I., 1967-1970Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 68: Seiler, Christine, 1980Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 69: Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1957, [1958]Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 70: Shulman, Grace, [ca 1978]Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 71: Solotaroff, Ted, 1970Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 72: Spears, Monroe K., 1958-1960Add to your cart.
4 items
Item 73: Starbuck, George, 1958Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 74: Swenson, May, 1962Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 75: Terris, Virginia, 1966Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 76: Urdang, Constance, 1958-1981Add to your cart.
113 items
Item 1: To Barone, M Robin, 1979Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 2: To Bell, Pearl, 1979Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 3: To Bender, Eleanor, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 4: To Bereano, Nancy, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 5: To BITS Press, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 6: To Black Sparrow Press, 1975Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 7: To Borchardt, Anne, No date; 1977-1981Add to your cart.
9 items
Item 8: To Braziller, George, 1975Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 9: To Cole, Lois Dwight, 1971Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 10: To Creamer, Bob, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 11: To Curley, Daniel, 1978Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 12: To De Vere, Julianne, 1975Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 13: To Dodd, Jane, 1978Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 14: To Doubleday & Co., 1971Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 15: To Dwyer, Susan, 1977-1978Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 16: To Ehrlich, Daphne A., 1967Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 17: To Engle, Paul Hamilton, 1970Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 18: To Famighetti, Bob, 1979Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 19: To Farrar, John, 1958Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 20: To Fiction Collective, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 21: To Friedensohn, Eli, 1967Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 22: To Gardner, John Champlin, 1976Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 23: To Goodman, William B., 1978-1980Add to your cart.
5 items
Item 24: To Griffith, E V, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 25: To Groffsky, Maxine, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
4 items
Item 26: To Gunderson, Joanna, 1978Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 27: To Hammond, Karla M., 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 28: To Harper & Row, 1971-1977Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 29: To Holiday, 1962Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 30: To Horn, Geoffrey, 1971Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 31: To Howard, Richard, 1975Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 32: To Ippolito, Donna, 1976-1978Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 33: To Kemp, Lysander Schaffer, 1962Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 34: To Kharivala, Carol, 1975Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 35: To Larsen, Erling, 1966-1967Add to your cart.
3 items
Item 36: To Lawrence, Seymour, 1974Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 37: To Lawson, Paul, 1962Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 38: To Macauley, Robie, 1978Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 39: To Matheson, William, 1964Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 40: To Mayer, Peter M, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 41: To McCall Publishing Co., 1972Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 42: To Meeks, Esther, 1974Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 43: To Merker, Kim, 1975-1976Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 44: To Morrison, Henry, 1971Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 45: To Nemerov, Howard, 1963Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 46: To Nesbit, Lynn, 1967Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 47: To Newhouse, Victoria, 1974Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 48: To Nicholson, George, 1974Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 49: To Northouse, Cameron, 1979Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 50: To Norville, Barbara, 1972Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 51: To Ochester, Ed, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 52: To Panich, Holly, 1978Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 53: To Pater, Alan F., 1979Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 54: To Pizey, John, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
5 items
Item 55: To Quigley, Robert N, 1975Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 56: To Quinn, Alice, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 57: To Rago, Henry Anthony, 1966Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 58: To Red Dust Books, 1977Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 59: To Rinzler, Carol Eisen, 1972Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 60: To Selchow & Righter Co, 1963Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 61: To Shumaker, Jack, 1981Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 62: To Simon and Shuster, 1972Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 63: To Sports Illustrated, Les Woodcock, 1963Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 64: To Swallow Press, 1975Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 65: To Tax, Jeremiah, 1963Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 66: To Terris, Virginia, 1966Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 67: To Van Duyn, Mona Jane, 1964Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 68: To Way, David J, 1967Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 69: To White, John, 1963Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 70: To Williams, Emmett, 1967Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 71: To Wright, Lee, 1972Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 72: To Yablonsky, Francine, 1976Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 77: Van Duyn, Mona Jane, No date, 1956-1983Add to your cart.
9 items
Item 78: Wagoner, David, [n.d]Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 79: Wallace, Robert, [n.d]Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 80: Weiss, Theodore Russell, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 81: West, Ray B., 1956-1961Add to your cart.
2 items
Item 82: Whittemore, Reed, [n.d], [1960], 1962Add to your cart.
5 items
Item 83: Williams, Emmett, 1967Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 84: Wright, Charles Penzel, [1982]Add to your cart.
1 item
Series 2: Material Toward BooksAdd to your cart.
Consists of various drafts, copyedited manuscripts, miscellaneous correspondence, reviews and promotional material toward the following works by Urdang: Charades and Celebrations, Natural History, The Lone Woman and Others, Only the World, American Earthquake, The Woman Who Read Novels, and The Picnic in the Cemetery. 320 items.
Sub-Series 1: Charades and Celebrations, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Consists of typescript drafts and reviews of Charades and Celebrations (October House, 1965). 14 items
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 10-11: DraftsAdd to your cart.
Consists of two typescript, typescript [carbon] drafts, 2 items
Folder 12: ReviewsAdd to your cart.
Consists of 5 typescript drafts of reviews of Urdang's book. 5 items.
Sub-Series 2: Natural History, circa 1969Add to your cart.
Consists of correspondence, drafts, page proofs toward and reviews of Natural History (Harper, 1969). 148 items.
Box 3-4Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence.Add to your cart.
1 folder of correspondence relating to Natural History. 31 items.
Folder 14-17: Drafts.Add to your cart.
Consists of several drafts, draft fragments and a setting copy of book. 106 items.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Page Proof.Add to your cart.
Consists of one set of page proofs of book. 1 item.
Folder 19: Reviews.Add to your cart.
Consists of 10 individual reviews of Urdang's book from various newspapers and journals. 10 items.
Sub-Series 3: The lone women and others.Add to your cart.
Consists of correspondence, drafts and promotional material toward, and reviews of The Lone Women and Others (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980). 147 items.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence.Add to your cart.
Consists of one folder of correspondence relating to The Lone Woman and Others. 78 items.
Folder 21-24: Drafts.Add to your cart.
Consists of drafts, draft fragments and a setting copy of the book. 22 items.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Reviews and promotional material.Add to your cart.
Consists of promotional material toward and reviews of the book. 47 items.
Sub-Series 4: Only the world, 1983Add to your cart.
Consists of one typescript [photocopy] draft and a review of Only the World (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983). 2 items.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Draft.Add to your cart.
Consists of manuscript marked "early version." 1 item.
Folder 27: Reviews.Add to your cart.
Consists of one review of book. 1 item.
Sub-Series 5: American earthquakeAdd to your cart.
Consists of a typescript synopsis of book.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 28: American earthquakeAdd to your cart.
Ts synopsis of book. 1 item.
Sub-Series 6: The woman who read novelsAdd to your cart.
Consists of one typescript draft of The Women Who Read Novels. 1 item
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 29: The Women Who Read Novels, draft.Add to your cart.
Consists of one Ts draft of The Woman Who Read Novels. 1 item.
Sub-Series 7: The picnic in the cemeteryAdd to your cart.
Consists of 5 reviews of The Picnic in the Cemetery (Braziller, 1975). 5 items.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 30: The Picnic in the Cemetery, reviewsAdd to your cart.
Consists of five reviews of The Picnic in the Cemetery (Braziller, 1975). 5 items.
Series 3: Manuscripts by UrdangAdd to your cart.
Consists of drafts of poems, translations, journals, notebooks, prose pieces, interview and audiotape by Urdang.
Sub-Series 1: PoemsAdd to your cart.
Consists of drafts of poems by Urdang, arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 31-32Add to your cart.
Item 1: Adonais in Autumn, 1938: SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 2: After the pain, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 3: Afternoon: West 38th Street, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 4: All I have kept, all the winds whistled, the waves chanted (first line), 1940Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 5: All-night diner, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 6: Anecdote of the moth, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 7: Anecdote on the roof, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 8: Angle of refraction, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, light revision, 1 page. Published in Epoch, 1957
Item 9: At the poetry reading, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, light revision, 1 page. Published in New American Review
Item 10: Ballad of the crook and the holy man, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 11: Ballad of the horsemen of Guerrero, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, light revision, 2 pages
Item 12: Bank Street, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 13: The brothersAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 14: Carved polychrome with 3 figures, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 15: Celestial map: winter, northern hemisphere, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, light revision, 1 page. Published in Perspective
Item 16: "A chacun son infini", 1942Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 17: Chesapeake Bay, 1944: June (Summer)Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 18: A Christmas wreath for Carr, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], light revision, 2 pages
Item 19: The clouds, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, light revision, 1 page
Item 20: Crepuscule: Rockefeller Center, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 21: The day the houses sank, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, moderate revision, 1 page
Item 22: Delmar and Euclid, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 23: Desert landscape, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 24: The dialogue between man and woman, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 1 page
Item 25: Didactic song, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 26: Diner by candlelight, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 27: Do you hear it when the litanies of twilight (first line), 1940: June 27Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 28: Epilogue to last summer, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. Published in Furioso (Fall 1942)
Item 29: Eve, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 30: Evelyn Foley's baby, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 31: Evening serenade, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. Originally laid in back of notebook 1; recto contains draft of For Sophie Mereau [poem].
Item 32: Evening song, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages
Item 33: Exhortation to the poets, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 1 page
Item 34: The face behind the window, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 35: Football Saturday, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 36: For a very old lady, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 37: For Sophie Mereau, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages. Recto contains draft of Evening serenade [poem]
Item 38: The fury, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 39: Gethsemane, 1939: DecemberAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 40: Girl carrying a pineapple, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 41: The hound on the scent, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 42: How to do it, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 43: How to live, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 44: I and you, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages
Item 45: I have never forgotten (first line), No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 46: Images, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 47: In the garden, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages
Item 48: In the garden, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 2 pages
Item 49: In the nursing-home, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages. One draft originally titled At the nursing-home
Item 50: The Infierno apartments, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages
Item 51: Is the golden phoenix only a bird in a gilded cage?, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Published in Burning Deck.
Item 52: It is the wind that grieves, mother, the wind in the leaves, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 53: It never happened, scholars say (first line), No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 54: It's too early now to say goodbye (first line), 1943Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 55: Journey, 1942Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 2 pages
Item 56: The League of Women Voters parades in St. Louis, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 1 page
Item 57: Letter to Peter, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 58: Life study, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. Originally titled Nature study.
Item 59: Madison Avenue from a bus, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 60: "A miracle is anything we hope for", No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 61: Missives from a captive balloon, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 3 pages
Item 62: The mummies, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages
Item 63: Muse, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 64: My cat with the butterfly eyes, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages
Item 65: Neighbors, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages
Item 66: New England Idyll--Summer, 1941, 1941Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 67: New England winter, 1941Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 68: Newsreel, 1943: JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 69: Night train: Washington to New York, 1941Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 70: Nocturne: below Canal Street, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], 2 drafts, 2 pages. Originally titled Nocturne.
Item 71: Notes on the explication of a text, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 2 pages
Item 72: Ode to Mrs. Wolcott Blair, on the occasion of the appearance of her photograph in Harper's Bazaar, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 73: The old woman, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 74: On an old photograph, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 75: On the burning of the Iowa City community center, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page. Published in Perspective (Winter 1955-1956).
Item 76: The only worth, 1939Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 77: Pain, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 78: The parade, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 79: Persistent images, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 80: Peter among the Philistines, 1938Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 81: Pollution, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 82: "Presume no carnage", 1939Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 83: Promise to an unborn child, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 84: Prophecy of fear, 1939Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 85: Reflections, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. Published in Epoch (Winter 1957).
Item 86: Rewards and punishment, 1943: AugustAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 87: Rhyme for a horn-book, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 88: The romantic, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 89: Salt, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 90: Seascape with figures, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 91: The secret landscape, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 92: Sermon from a lay pulpit, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages. Published in Furioso (Summer 1947).
Item 93: Simple song of seasons, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 pages
Item 94: Some splintered garland, 1939Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 95: Song, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. Originally titled The birds.
Item 96: The splintered shards of memory are blown (first line), 1939: AprilAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page. Earlier title: You the lovely.
Item 97: Still life, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 98: Street thief, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 99: To pipe the animals aboard Noah's ark, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], 2 pages
Item 100: Toward a new sociology, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 1 page
Item 101: A town without statues, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 4 pages
Item 102: Two nuns on Fifth Avenue, 1943Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 103: The two rooms, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 104: Vagrant, 1941: JuneAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 105: The view from Black's hill, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 106: A view of the marginal way, Ogunquit, ME., No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 107: The Virgin Mary and the cherry tree, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 2 drafts, 2 pages
Item 108: The vision, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 109: A wall of votive paintings, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 110: What has happened, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 111: When the sly sun nudges away soft sleep (first line), No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 112: White night, 1944: January 16Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 113: Who will have faith in us? Who will take up arms to defend! (first line), No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 114: The widow, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 115: The woman in the yard, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Item 116: The woman who breeds fossils, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 1 page
Item 117: Women, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy], 1 page
Item 118: Yet on they come, the restless ones, the young (first line), No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page
Sub-Series 2: TranslationsAdd to your cart.
10 items
Folder 33-34Add to your cart.
Item 1: Japanese poetryAdd to your cart.
Anthology edited and translated by Satoru Sato with Constance Urdang; apparently never published.
Item 2: Apollinaire, Guillaume. The hills [poem], No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, light revision. 10 pages. Translation of Les Collines.
Item 3: Juana Ines de la Cruz, Sister. Ballad, in acknowledgement of the praises of European writers (unfinished) [poem], No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 5 pages. Translation of "En reconocimiento por los elogoies de escritores europeos (inacabado)."
Item 4: Valbuena, Bernardo de., The greatness of Mexico [poem], No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [carbon], moderate revision, 3 drafts, 19 pages
Item 5: Valbuena, Bernardo de., The greatness of Mexico [poem], No dateAdd to your cart.
7 pages. Translated from the Spanish of Bernardo de Valbuena. Filed in Series. I.2. Business Correspondence with typed letter [carbon] to Lysander Kemp, 1962: February 26
Item 6: Zapata, Luis de., "For the transubstantiation..." [poem], No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. Translation of "A la transubstacion..."
Item 7: Zapata, Luis de., Great risk of a gallant in the metaphor of a moth [poem], No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page Translation of "Riesgo grande de un galan en metaforo de mariposa".
Item 8: Zapata, Luis de., To a dead comedienne, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, light revision, 1 page. Translation of "A una comica difunta".
Item 9: Zapta, Luis de., To primal matter, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 1 page. Translation of "A la materia prima".
Sub-Series 3: JournalsAdd to your cart.
Box 7-8Add to your cart.
Folder 35-40: No date; 1954-1964Add to your cart.
Consists of autograph and typescript journals, kept by Urdang. Some are undated and unbound. 9 items.
Sub-Series 4: ProseAdd to your cart.
Consists of drafts of various essays of literary criticism by Urdang. 9 items.
Folder 41-43Add to your cart.
Item 1: Facts, No dateAdd to your cart.
Typescript, 6 pages
Item 2: Faust in Venice [essay]Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 18 pages. Published in Accent (1958).
Item 3: Criticism and Beliefs [essay], 1955: FebruaryAdd to your cart.
16 pages
Item 4: Language and the poets world: An analysis of In War Time by W.H. Auden [review], 1956: September 25.Add to your cart.
Typescript, typescript [carbon], 26 pags. 2 copies of the same review.
Item 5: [Review of 5 books of poetry] [review], 1956: October 9Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 5 pages
Item 6: [Review of 6 books of poetry] [review]Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 8 pages
Item 7: [Review of anthology] [review]Add to your cart.
Typescript [carbon], 5 pages
Sub-Series 5: InterviewAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 43aAdd to your cart.
Consists of a typescript biography of Urdang and 2 drafts of interview with Urdang. 3 items.
Sub-Series 6: AudiotapeAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 44: 1978: SpringAdd to your cart.
Consists of one 60 minute audiotape of a reading done by Urdang and Donald Finkel at Rolla, Missouri. 1 item.
Series 4: MiscellanyAdd to your cart.
Consists of manuscripts by others, printed materials, various announcements for poetry readings and publications, personal miscellany, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous literary material. 78 items
Sub-Series 1: Announcements, Catalogs, NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 45Add to your cart.
Consists of announcements, catalogs and newsletters collected by Urdang. 22 items
Sub-Series 2: Clippings and XeroxesAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 46Add to your cart.
Consists of clippings and xeroxes collected by Urdang. 13 items
Sub-Series 3: Literary BusinessAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 47Add to your cart.
Consists of contracts, royalty statements, and invoices. 15 items.
Sub-Series 4: Printed Material and MagazinesAdd to your cart.
Consists of printed poems by others and magazines collected by Urdang. 4 items.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 48Add to your cart.
Item 1: Kizer, Caroyln Ashley. Afternoon happiness., No dateAdd to your cart.
Two Magpie Press, broadside. Autograph inscription to Urdang by Kizer on recto.
Item 2: Phillips, Robert. Once., 1980Add to your cart.
Reprint from The Hudson Review. Autograph inscription to Urdang by Phillips on title page.
Item 3: Imprint. Volume 2, Number 4, 1981: SpringAdd to your cart.
Indianapolis, Indiana. Includes article about Urdang and Finkel doing workshop for Writers' Center, Indianapolis.
Item 4: Webster Review. Volume 1, Number 2, 1974: SummerAdd to your cart.
Webster Groves, Missouri. Includes interview with Urdang and Finkel.
Sub-Series 5: Manuscripts by OthersAdd to your cart.
Consists of 5 poetry manuscripts by other authors, most of which are filed in Series I.1. General and Professional Correspondence
Item 1: Blair, Harry Mitchell, 1958Add to your cart.
The gunfighter [poem]. Typescript [photocopy], 1 page. Series I.1. General and Professional Correspondence with typed letter signed from Florence Gaughran, 1958: September 4.
Item 2: Contoski, Victor., 1970Add to your cart.
I went to the hospital (first line) [poem]. Typescript, 1 page. Series I.1. General and Professional Correspondence in text of letter from Contoski to Urdang, 1970: November 10.
Item 3: Contoski, Victor, 1966Add to your cart.
To the heart [poem]. Typescript, 1 page. Series I.1. General and Professional Correspondence in text of letter from Contoski to Urdang, 1966: June 27.
Item 4: Carlos, Peter, No dateAdd to your cart.
Son to son [poem]. Typescript, 1 page. Poem signed by author and subtitled for Constance Urdang. With poem is photo by Carlos.
Item 5: Dacey, Philip, No dateAdd to your cart.
The great American poem. Typescript [photocopy], moderate revision, 2 drafts, 2 pages. Series I.1. General and Professional Correspondence with typed letter signed from Dacey, 1971: May 28.
Item 6: Kizer, Carolyn, 1983: January 1Add to your cart.
Exodus [poem]. Typescript, 2 pages. Inscribed to Finkel and Urdang by Kizer. Series I.1. General and Professional Correspondence with autograph letter signed from Kizer, 1983: January 5.
Item 7: Skrainka, R L., 1977: May 13Add to your cart.
Other voices [poem]. Typescript [carbon], 1 page. Series I.1. General and Professional Correspondence with typed letter signed from Skrainka, 1977: May 24.
Sub-Series 6: Personal MiscellanyAdd to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 49Add to your cart.
Consists of vita for Urdang, notes toward an introduction for Carolyn Kizer, and other notes and fragments. 22 items

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