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Krupskaya Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0076

This collection contains material relating to the publication of books from Krupskaya. The press was founded in 1998 as a collective of writer-editors who publish experimental poetry and prose.

Dates: 1998 - 2013

Raymond Ellsworth Larsson Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0033

The Raymond Ellsworth Larsson Collection contains approximately 800 of the poet's individual manuscript items; 2 notebooks from 1947; letters to Charles D. Abbott and Eugene Magner; miscellaneous clippings; and approximately 3,314 drawings.

Dates: 1939-1962

James Laughlin Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0027

The James Laughlin Collection contains typescripts and autograph manuscripts, many with corrections, for approximately 835 poems; and 39 letters from Laughlin to individuals such as Charles D. Abbott, Peter Russell, and Robert Bertholf.

Dates: 1944-1992

Stuart R. Lavin Four Zoas collection

Identifier: PCMS-0072

Materials related to Stuart R. Lavin and the journal The Four Zoas. Stuart Lavin is a poet who has published poetry anthologies since 1967 and was the editor for The Four Zoas journal. The collection includes correspondence, poetry drafts, newspaper articles, photos, and other related materials.

Dates: circa 1945-1994; Majority of material found within 1967-1994

The League to Support Poetry Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0010
Abstract The League to Support Poetry Collection contains Dorothy Hobson Fitzgerald's written account of the League's history; her selected correspondence with such poets and critics; manuscripts by Alice Mears, Henry McLaughlin, Starr Nelson, and Eve Triem; complete sets of The Poetry Bulletin and The New Quarterly of Poetry; recordings of several radio broadcasts; a few of the mimeographed brochures that circulated...
Dates: 1936-1949

Mark Pawlak collection on Denise Levertov

Identifier: PCMS-0058
Abstract Poet, essayist, editor, translator, and teacher Denise Levertov was an important voice in the American avant-garde and was particularly involved in anti-war and anti-nuclear activism, co-initiating Writers and Artists Protest against the War in Vietnam. She served as poetry editor of the Nation (1961-1962) and Mother Jones (1976-1978) and taught at a number of universities, including City College (CUNY); University of California, Berkeley; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Tufts...
Dates: 1970-1993

Wyndham Lewis Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0008
Abstract Comprising mostly the collection previously owned by Lord Carlow, the Wyndham Lewis Collection is the second largest in existence and contains a large number of manuscripts, typescripts, and corrected page proofs for many of Lewis's books, several of which are bound in leather. These document the author's process of continually revising his writings all the way up to their final publication and beyond. The Lewis archive also contains approximately 80 letters, mostly to A. J. A. Symons and...
Dates: 1917-1942

John Logan collection

Identifier: PCMS-0013

The John Logan collection contains the poet's library of over 2,700 books, broadsides and periodicals; manuscripts; approximately 7,000 letters comprising his correspondence with poets such as A. R. Ammons, Robert Bly, Galway Kinnell, James Wright, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, and Denise Levertov as well as his editorial and family correspondence; and photographs.

Dates: 1945-1987

Lost and Found Times Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0048

Collection contains editorial and business records for Lost and Found Times magazine, 1975-2005, including manuscript submissions, correspondence, mail art, and production material for all 54 issues. The collection also contains personal poetry business records for John M. Bennett, including correspondence, manuscripts, electronic mail, and journals. The bulk of the collection is mail art.

Dates: 1975-2010

Helen Luster Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0056
Abstract The Helen Luster Collection contains manuscripts for her nine published books and unpublished manuscripts; correspondence between poets, scientists, science fiction writers, and parapsychologists; material related to her personal and professional relationship with Allen Ginsberg including manuscripts documenting their correspondence and a long poem; notes and documentation of her professional work including founder and president of Los Angeles Poetry Center, readings, and parapsychology...
Dates: 1889-1988; Majority of material found within 1958-1985

Manroot / Paul Mariah Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0049

The Manroot/Paul Mariah Collection contains the editorial and business records for Manroot including production material, correspondence, and financial records; personal records for Paul Mariah including manuscripts, correspondence, school work, poetry community ephemera; and activism records for gay and prisoners rights.

Dates: 1889-1996; Majority of material found within 1966-1995

Jerome Mazzaro papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0131
Abstract The Jerome Mazzaro papers, 1953-circa 2023, measure 8.34 linear feet and contain Mazzaro's personal and business correspondence, manuscripts by himself and others, research materials, and a small amount of clippings, photographs, and ephemera. Jerome Mazzaro (1934-2023) was an American poet, editor, critic, translator, and professor who primarily taught at the University at Buffalo from 1965 to 1996. He published widely as a poet and critic, and also edited several periodicals, including...
Dates: 1953-circa 2023

Deborah Meadows collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0074

Materials related to the work of Deborah Meadows. Deborah Meadows is a poet, playwright, and essayist whose work includes Goodbye Tissues, Itenerant Man and Representing Absence. Meadows has worked with poets in Cuba and Buenos Aires. The collection includes Meadows' correspondence, notes, drafts, and other related materials.

Dates: 1994-2016

Charlotte Mew collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0132

The Charlotte Mew collection, 1867-1933, measures 0.583 linear feet and includes autograph and typewritten manuscripts of poetry and prose, correspondence, photographs, documents, and clippings related to the English poet. Charlotte Mew (1869-1928), an author of poetry and prose, lived in London, England. Her life spanned from the Victorian and Edwardian eras to the emergence of Modernist poetry.

Dates: 1867-1933

Mica collection

Identifier: PCMS-0007
Abstract The Mica Collection contains manuscripts from such contributors as Carol Bergé, Charles Bukowski, Larry Eigner, J. H. Prynne, and Gael Turnbull; business records including receipts, addresses, announcements, and illustrations; Raymond Federman and Helmut Bonheim's editorial correspondence with writers like Ted Enslin, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Clayton Eshleman, Marvin Bell, Cid Corman, Tom Raworth, Denise Levertov, and Robert Creeley; and miscellaneous...
Dates: 1960-1962

Richard Middleton collection

Identifier: PCMS-0098
Dates: 1894-1948; Majority of material found within (1894-1911)

John Montague Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0022
Abstract The John Montague Collection contains an extensive collection of manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, reviews, and/or correspondence for many of Montague's books; Montague's notebooks from 1956 to 1972; 20 letters from and other materials relating to Hugh MacDiarmid; 18 letters and other materials relating to Robert Graves; 10 letters or letter-cards from Samuel Beckett; approximately 100 pages of correspondence with Thomas Kinsella; other correspondence with writers such as Thomas Parkinson,...
Dates: 1951-1986

Moody Street Irregulars collection

Identifier: PCMS-0096

This collection is not yet completely processed. Please contact the Poetry Collection for more information.

Dates: 1967-1991

Mutated Viruses Press records

Identifier: PCMS-0116
Dates: c. 1985-1990

Niagara Erie Writers collection

Identifier: PCMS-0093
Dates: 1969-1989

Osiris Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0050
Abstract The Osiris Collection, 1972-2021, contains material related to the production of the magazine as well as Andrea Moorhead's personal career. The bulk of the material is correspondence. Other material includes business financial material and production material for Osiris; and manuscripts, correspondence, acceptance letters, and publications documenting Andrea Moorhead's poetry and translation career. Osiris is still...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1972-2013; 1970-2021

Anthony Ostroff collection

Identifier: PCMS-0009
Abstract The Anthony Ostroff collection contains all of the poet's published and unpublished poems, plays, short stories and articles in manuscript and published form, with thousands of corrections in the poet's hand; the complete records for The Contemporary Poet as Artist and Critic (1964), including all manuscripts (many with corrections), contracts, and correspondence; tape recordings prepared by Ostroff, including the series he directed for the national...
Dates: 1955-1978

P22 collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0078

The P22 collection includes materials related to the P22 Type Foundry products, marketing, and commissions. This includes include catalogs, postcards, floppy disks, cds, cd cases, vinyl records, books on type fonts, stickers, temporary tattoos, metal type, playing cards, coasters, a hockey puck, a bottle of buffalo wing sauce, a bag of pasta for promotion, and a coffee mug.

Dates: 1991-2011

Michael Palmer Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0025
Abstract Michael Palmer is a poet, translator, and educator known for his lyric meditations and interdisciplinary collaborations with dance and the visual arts. He has published books of poetry regularly since 1971, as well as essays and translations, and has created and adapted work in collaboration with the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. The Michael Palmer Collection includes six boxes of manuscripts material, primarily handwritten, for several of Palmer's books; 20 boxes of correspondence from...
Dates: 1963-1988

Phoenix collection

Identifier: PCMS-0017

The Phoenix collection consists of approximately 5,000 pages of letters and manuscripts underscoring the magazine's literary and political principles. The archive contains significant correspondence from Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Robert Duncan, Michael Fraenkel, Frieda Lawrence, and Derek Savage; material by James Peter Cooney; and photographs.

Dates: 1938-1984

Phylum Press records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0121

Phylum Press is an independent publisher of poetry pamphlets and chapbooks based in New Haven, CT. It was founded in 2000 by Nancy Kuhl and Richard Deming. Collection contains correspondence, production files and manuscripts related to Phylum Press publications.

Dates: 1996-2021

Poetry Collection event recordings

Identifier: PCMS-0125

Audio, video, and transcript files from events held by the Poetry Collection.

Dates: 2021-2023

Charlotte Pressler collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0091
Abstract Charlotte Pressler is an educator, writer, and musician. Originally from northeast Ohio, she was heavily involved in the pre-punk Cleveland music scene in the 1970s. Since completing her PhD in Renaissance Literature at University at Buffalo in 2002, she has been at South Florida State College, where she is a professor of English and Philosophy and Director of the Honors Program. This collection consists of correspondence, ephemera, and printed material related the creation and publication...
Dates: 1975-1999

Kristin Prevallet Helen Adam research papers

Identifier: PCMS-0119

The Kristin Prevallet Helen Adam research papers document the processing of the Helen Adam collection and Prevallet’s research for A Helen Adam Reader and other related projects, ca. 1993-2007.

Dates: 1955-2007; Majority of material found within 1993 - 2007

Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0051
Abstract Victor E. Reichert (1897-1990) was rabbi of the Rockdale Avenue Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1938 to 1962 and shared a long friendship with the American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963). In 1946 Reichert invited Frost to present a sermon, and in 1960 he was instrumental in awarding Frost an honorary Doctorate at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Their relationship is documented in Andrew Marks's The Rabbi and the Poet (1994). Victor Reichert was an avid Frost collector, and...
Dates: 1928-2014