Theodore Enslin Papers


DATE SPAN
:
Ca. 1955-1975

LINEAR FEET/NUMBER OF BOXES:
3.5 linear feet in 7 boxes

LOCATION:
Fales Manuscripts

PROCESSOR AND DATE OF PROCESSING:

Frank Walker: Tania Friedel, April 1999

FORMATS AVAILABLE AND PREFERRED FORMAT FOR RESEARCH USE:

Original format for most materials.

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Fales Library/Special Collections
New York University
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New York, New York 10012
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Appointments are necessary for use of manuscript and archival materials.


FOREWORD


The Fales Manuscripts are a part of the Collection at the Fales Library, New York University. The Fales Library is the primary special collections division of the NYU libraries, housing over 170,000 volumes of English and American literature from 1700 to the present. Strengths of the collection include the development of the English and American novel, with an emphasis on the Gothic and the Victorian novel. There are no restrictions on the use of the Fales Manuscripts. All rights are reserved.


CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION
BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

RELATED MATERIALS

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

SERIES DESCRIPTION

BOX AND FOLDER LIST


INTRODUCTION

The Theodore Enslin Papers were purchased from Theodore Enslin between 1968-1975. The Theodore Enslin Papers are a collection of correspondence and manuscripts written to and by Theodore Enslin. They are arranged in alphabetical and chronological order. There are no restrictions on the use of the Theodore Enslin Papers.

BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

Theodore Enslin was born in Chester, PA on March 25, 1925. He studied muscial compsition privately with Nadia Boulanger and Francis Judd Cooke. He has two children, Deirdre and Jonathan Morton, from his first marriage with Mildred Marie Stout in 1945. He divorced in 1961 and married Alison Jane Jose in 1969, with whom he had a son, Jacob Hezakiah. Theodore Enslin has written many books of poetry, including Forms (1971-73), The Poems (1970), Views (1973), Synthesis (1975), Etudes (1972) and To Come, to Have Become (1966) for which he won the Hart Crane Award in 1969. Other awards include the Niemann Award in 1955 for his weekly newspaper column, "Six Miles Square." Enslin has also written a play, "Barometric Pressure 29.83 and Steady" (produced in New York in 1965), and an extended essay on Gustav Mahler published by Black Sparrow Press.

RELATED MATERIALS
See Caterpillar Archive, Avant Garde Collection and Avant Garde Periodical Collection.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Theodore Enslin Papers are a collection of correspondence and manuscripts written to and by Theodore Enslin during 1957 and 1975. Collection highlights include letters written by Paul Blackburn, Robert Bly, Carol Berg(, Hayden Carruth, Cid Corman, Diane DiPrima, Clayton Eshleman, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Henry Rago and Gary Snyder.

SERIES DESCRIPTION

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 1 contains 5 boxes of correspondence with such notable literary figures as Paul Blackburn, Robert Bly, Hayden Carruth, Cid Corman, Diane DiPrima, Denise Levertov, Gary Snyder and Theodore Weiss.
Series 2: Manuscripts
Series 2 contains 2 boxes of manuscripts by Theodore Enslin, including Forms I-IV and miscellanous poems and prose.

BOX AND FOLDER LIST

Series 1. Correspondence
BOX 1

Folder
1.1 Abrams, Samuel
Aldan, Daisy
Allen, Donald
Anastas, Peter
Anderson, Lee
Antin, David
Antin, Eleanor
Ashman, Richard
1.2 Arnett, Carroll
1.3 Beltrametti, Franco
Beum, Robert
Bealy, Harvey
Boulanger, Nasha
Braun, Henry
Bronk, William
Brown, William
Brubeck, Dave
Butterick, George
1.4 Banks, Russell
1.5 Blackburn, Paul
1.6 Bly, Robert
1.7 Berg(, Carol
1.8 Bowering, George
1.9 Calhoun, Douglas
Carroll, Paul
Childs, Barry
Chute, Robert
Coleman, Victor
Coupland, Ken
Curry, David
1.10 Cabassa, Stella Leonardas (1965-1966) see also legal size folder "Enslin"
(Cabassa is T. E.'s translator in Portuguese)
1.11 Carruth, Hayden (1973-1974)
1.12 Corman, Cid (1964-1974)
1.13 Dean, Nicholas
DeLoach, Allen
Dennison, George
DiPrima, Diane
Doyle, Michael
Durrett, Eustace
1.14 Eberhart, richard
Emerson, R. W.
Evans, Paul
1.15 Eshleman, Clayton (see also legal folder)
1.16 Fowler, Albert
Frank, David
Finlay, Ian Hamilton (see also legal folder)
1.17 Gerber, Daniel
Gitin, David
Glover, Albert
Greenberg, Al (1962-1968)
Griffin, John Howard
Griffith, E.
1.18 Goodman, Mitchell (re: Denise Levertov)
1.19 Geyerhahn, Gordon
Greene, Jonathan
Grieder, Ted (NYU)
Grossinger, Richard

BOX 2

Folder
Hamady, Walter
Hanna, Charles
Hanson, Ken
Hay, John
Haydn, Hiram
Higgins, Dick
Hirschman, Jack
Hoffman, Daniel
Hough, Lindy (Grossinger)
Hopper, Jack
Harris, Marie
Holsapple, Bruce
Ignatow, David
Irby, Kenneth
Johnson, Ronald
Jones, Jeanetta
Johnston, George (see also legal folders)
Kiralis, Karl
Kizer, Carolyn
Koller, James
Krey, Elizabeth
Kelly, Robert (1963-1968)
Kelly, Robert (1969-1974)
King, Basil (Martha) (1972-1974)
Larson, Carl
Laughlin, James
Layton, Irving
Levendosky, Charles
Linick, Anthony
to La Belle, Christine (1965)
to La Belle, Christine (Jan.-June 1966)
to La Belle, Christine (July-Dec. 1966)
to La Belle, Christine (1967)
to La Belle, Christine (1968)
to La Belle, Christine (1969)

BOX 3
Folder
Levertov, Denise (see Mitchell Goodman)
Mitchell Goodman & DL; Gordon Ray with ANS
Lewis, Harry (1965-1968) see also legal size
Lewis, Harry (1972-1974)
to Lewis, Harry
Lish, Gordon (1962-1963)
Marlatt, Daphne
Metzer, David
Moraff, Barbara
Morris, Richard
Morris, Robert
Mottram, Eric
McCord, Howard (1970-1972)
McCord, Haward (1973-19740
Martell, Charles
Martin, John (Black Sparrow)
Merton, Thomas (1968)
Metcalf, Paul
Metzger, Wendell (1966-1970)
Moore, Marianne
Newberry, Samuel
Olson, Toby
Ossman, David
Oppen, George
Perchik, Simon
Perkoff, Stuart
Phelps, Donald
Rago, Henry
Reznikoff, Charles
Rothenberg, Jerome
Randall, Margaret (El Corno Emplumado)
Reyes, Carlos
Rowan, Louis (see also legal size)

BOX 4

Folder
Samperi, Frank
Schreiber, Ron
Schwerner, Armand
Shahoud, Charles
Solotaroff, Theodore
Stefanile, Felix
Stock, Noel
Salstrom, Paul
Sherman, Susan (1962-1974)
Shoemaker, Jack (1970-1974)
Ronald, Silliman
Snyder, Gary
Souster, Raymond H.
Thayler, Carl
Thurman, Eva
Tolstoy, Ivan
Turnbull, Gael
Taggart, John (1966-1970)
Taggart, John (1971-1972)
Taggart, John (1973-1974)
to Taggart, John (1970-1971)
to Taggart, John (1972-1973)
to Taggart, John (1974)
Valkenier, Willem A.
Varese, Louise
Van Dias, Robert

BOX 5

Folder
Wade, John Stevens
Webb, Jon
Williams, Loring
Williams, Paul
Wakowski, Diane (1962-1974)
Weil, James (1963-1969)
Weil, James (1970-1974)
to Weil, James (1963-1966)
to Weil, James (1967-1969)
to Weil, James (1970-1973, n.d.)
Weiss, Theodore
Whitney, John D.
Wieners, John
Williams, Jonathan
Wilson, Keith
Wroth, Will(iam)
Zukofsky, Louis (1958-1971)
Series 2. Manuscripts

BOX 6
Folder
Forms I-printer's copy, p. 1-100 (see also galleys)
Forms I-printer's copy, p.101-198
Forms I-page proofs, 112p.
Forms II-The Tessaract, printer's copy, p. 183-265
Forms II-The Tessaract, p. 266-351
Forms III-typescript of LXXIV-LXXV, p. 83 of printer's copy
Forms III-printer's copy
Forms III.2-printer's copy
Forms IV-typescript XCVII-XCVIX
Forms IV.1-printer's copy
Forms IV.2-printer's copy

BOX 7
Folder
"The Belongings." Ms. (12 April 1962)
Etudes. Ms.
Etudes. Ts. 41p. (1972)
"Fascicles." Ms.
"The Log." Ms.
"A New Morality & Its Generation"
"Notes from a Line to a Line"
"Philo Logos"
"The Place Poem"
The Poems. Ms. (1966-1967); Ts. (1970)
The Poems. Page proofs (1970) (see also galley file)
Poems and prose
"Some Roads Around Olson's (s.a. Synthesis 18)
"Sweet Hour of Prayer"
Synthesis, short poems, "Night Shower"
Times of Day (One to Another?)
Views
Work in progress


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