Theodore Enslin Papers
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.
REPOSITORY NAME AND ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER, AND HOURS:
Fales Library/Special Collections
New York University
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, 3rd Floor
70 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10-6, Friday, 9-5.
Appointments are necessary for use of manuscript and archival materials.
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.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
BOX AND FOLDER LIST
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.
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.
See Caterpillar Archive, Avant Garde Collection and Avant Garde Periodical
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 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
1.1 Abrams, Samuel
1.2 Arnett, Carroll
1.3 Beltrametti, Franco
1.4 Banks, Russell
1.5 Blackburn, Paul
1.6 Bly, Robert
1.7 Berg(, Carol
1.8 Bowering, George
1.9 Calhoun, Douglas
1.10 Cabassa, Stella Leonardas (1965-1966) see also legal size folder
(Cabassa is T. E.'s translator in Portuguese)
1.11 Carruth, Hayden (1973-1974)
1.12 Corman, Cid (1964-1974)
1.13 Dean, Nicholas
1.14 Eberhart, richard
Emerson, R. W.
1.15 Eshleman, Clayton (see also legal folder)
1.16 Fowler, Albert
Finlay, Ian Hamilton (see also legal folder)
1.17 Gerber, Daniel
Greenberg, Al (1962-1968)
Griffin, John Howard
1.18 Goodman, Mitchell (re: Denise Levertov)
1.19 Geyerhahn, Gordon
Grieder, Ted (NYU)
Hough, Lindy (Grossinger)
Johnston, George (see also legal folders)
Kelly, Robert (1963-1968)
Kelly, Robert (1969-1974)
King, Basil (Martha) (1972-1974)
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)
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)
McCord, Howard (1970-1972)
McCord, Haward (1973-19740
Martin, John (Black Sparrow)
Merton, Thomas (1968)
Metzger, Wendell (1966-1970)
Randall, Margaret (El Corno Emplumado)
Rowan, Louis (see also legal size)
Sherman, Susan (1962-1974)
Shoemaker, Jack (1970-1974)
Souster, Raymond H.
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.
Van Dias, Robert
Wade, John Stevens
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.)
Whitney, John D.
Zukofsky, Louis (1958-1971)
Series 2. Manuscripts
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
"The Belongings." Ms. (12 April 1962)
Etudes. Ts. 41p. (1972)
"The Log." Ms.
"A New Morality & Its Generation"
"Notes from a Line to a Line"
"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?)
Work in progress
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