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Constance Urdang Papers

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Correspondence

Material Toward Books

Manuscripts by Urdang

Miscellany



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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 The collection also contains drafts of translations by Urdang and the drafts of two unpublished novels.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.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Material Toward Books],
[Series 3: Manuscripts by Urdang],
[Series 4: Miscellany],
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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

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