James Dickey Papers
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Series III. Material toward books by James Dickey. [series]:   
Scope: Arranged chronologically by date of publication.


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Material toward Into the stone . Charles Scribner's Sons,Poets of Today,VII, 1960. ([manuscript])
 
Material toward Into the stone . (Ts. 2 pp. [typescript])   
Scope: Table of contents. Includes Dover: Believing in kings; The Father's body; The red bow; The work of art; The confrontation of the hero; The first morning of cancer; The ground of killing; The anniversary; Genesis; and The swimmer, which were not published as part of the book. The poem, Mindoro, 1944 is originally titled, Poem from an old war. The underground stream, Uncle, and Trees & cattle are not included. The divisions of the book: Family, War, Death & others, and Love are included.


 
Material toward Into the stone . (Ts.[photocopy] 6 pp.[typescript])   
Scope: Published pages as they appeared in Into the Stone,..pp. 37, 38, 43, 44, 45, taped verso Weselyan University Press stationery. Part of printers setting copy apparently, printers marks throughout. Text, incomplete. Sleeping out at Easter, The Underground stream; and The String. These 3 poems appear as the first 3 poems in Into the stone section of Poems, 1957-1967.


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Material toward Drowning with others , Weselyan University Press 1962.   
Scope: Weselyan University Press


 
Material toward Drowning with others . (Ts., ts.[carbon]. 72 pp. [typescript])   
Scope: Setting copy [Sept. 20, 1961] Printers marks throughout. Includes half-title page, dedication (not as published), acknowledgement sheet (not as published), title page, acknowledgements and copyright page, table of contents. Text is complete. Sections I, III poems out of order. Sections II, IV in order as published.


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Material toward Helmets .Wesleyan University Press, 1964.
 
Material toward Helmets . (32 pp. Ts., ts.[carbon] [typescript])   
Scope: Moderate revision. Originally titled Springer Mountain. Includes autograph list of poems, indicating original place of publication. 16 titles are ticked off, indicating choice for inclusion in Helmets. Eight of these titles were later omitted. Text includes the following which were omitted: Gamecocks; After the night hunt; The hanging bed; Under oaks; The lawn; The kite in battle; Late September; A letter; The crows; The courtship; Walking the fire line; Wall and cloud; A poem about bird-catching by one who has never caught a bird. By canoe through the fir forest was later changed to Part I of On the Cosawattee. Bound, brown spring binder.


 
Material toward Helmets .. (Ts.[carbon]. 56 pp. [typescript])   
Scope: Text, poems in order as published, complete. Includes dedication, but no other front matter. Light revision. Bound, black spring binder.


 
Material toward Helmets . (Ts., ts.[carbon]. 58 pp. [typescript])   
Scope: Light revision, primarily in punctuation. Bound, red spring binder. Text, poems in order as published, complete. Includes dedication, acknowledgements (with autograph corrections) which vary considerably from published form; table of contents.


 
Material toward Helmets . (Ts., ts.[carbon]. 59 pp.[typescript])   
Scope: Loose sheets. Setting copy. Printers marks throughout. Includes half-title, title page, acknowledgments and copyright page, dedication, table of contents, and section titles. Text is complete and in order as published.


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Material toward Buckdancer's choice .Wesleyan University Press, 1965.
 
Material toward Buckdancer's choice . (Ts.[carbon]. 55 pp. [typescript])   
Scope: No revision or correction. Bound, blue spring binder. Includes half-title, dedication, acknowledgements page (which varies from published version), section title: Two poems of the air, which includes The firebombing and Reincarnation II, and section title: Buckdancer's choice, neither of which is used in published version. Reincarnation II was later omitted. Text includes, not in published order, all poems except Fathers & sons; Mangham; Dust; and Slave quarters, and includes two copies each of Gamecock; The night pool; and The war wound. Part I of Fathers & Sons [The second sleep] is included as a separate poem. The text includes the following poems which were later omitted; [See J.R.T. Bueno to Dickey, March 9, 1965]: A letter; Deer among cattle; The head-aim; Sustainment; Mary Sheffield.


 
Material toward Buckdancer's choice .. (Ts.[carbon]. 54 pp. [typescript])   
Scope: Light revision. Bound, blue spring binder. Poem The night pool; and The shark's parlous are laid in only. Includes half-title, dedication, acknowledgments, (which differ from published version). Text includes section title: Two poems of the air: Text is not in order as published. Includes the following poems later ommitted: A letter; Deer among cattle; The head-aim; Sustainment; and Mary Sheffield; and does not include Part II of Fathers and Sons [The aura]; Gamecock; Dust; and Slave quarters. Part I of the Shark's aprlour is included, although Part II appeared as the full title.


 
Material toward Buckdancer's choice .. (Ts.[carbon]. 40 pp. [typescript])   
Scope: No revision. Bound, green spring binder. On cover, titled changed to The fiend. .Inside half-title is Buckdancer's choice. Includes half-title, dedication, section title: Two poems of the air. Part II begins with the War wound. Text includes poems later omitted: A letter; Drifting; The head-aim; Mary Sheffield; and ommits Buckdancer's choice; Part II of Fathers and sons [The aura]; Gamecock; The night pool; Mangham; Dust; The fiend; and Slave quarters. Poems not in order as published.


 
Material toward Buckdancer's choice .. (54 pp. Ts.[carbon]. [typescript])   
Scope: No revision. Bound, blue spring binder. Includes half-title, dedication, and acknowledgements page, which differ from published version. Text, complete and in order as published. Includes 2 versions of Slave quarters, the second as it appeared originally in The New Yorker. Poem later revised. Poems divided into sections as published.


 
Buckdancer's choice .. (Ts.[carbon]. 54 pp. No revision. Bound, blue spring binder.[typescript])   
Scope: Includes half-title, dedication, acknowledgments, which differ from published version. Text complete, in order as published. Includes 2 versions of Slave quarters, as above. Poems also divided into section as published.


 
Material toward Buckdancer's choice .. (Ts. 44 pp. [typescript])   
Scope: No revision. Bound, blue spring binder. Setting Copy. Incomplete. Printers markings throughout. Section I title Two poems of the air crossed out. Does not include poems Gamecock; The night pool; The war wound.


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Material toward Poems 1957-1967 .Weselyan University Press, 1967. ([manuscript])
 
Material toward Poems 1957-1967 .. (Ts., ts.[carbon]. 60 pp. [galley proof])   
Scope: Bound, orange paper covers. Originally titled "Falling". Includes title, dedication. Text, complete, including May Day Sermon... but not in order as published. Section divisions correspond. Galley proof of Dark ones also included.


 
Material toward Poems 1957-1967 .. (6 galleys.[galley proof])   
Scope: Galley proof, incomplete. May day sermon to the women of Gilmer County, Georgia, by a woman preacher leaving the Baptist Church [poem] Galley dated [Dec. 19, 1966] Corrected in Dickey's hand.


 
Material toward Poems 1957-1967 .. (140 galleys.[galley proof])   
Scope: Galley proof. Includes title page, copyright notice, dedication, acknowledgments. Text, 6 corrections in Dickey's hand.


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Material toward The Eye-beaters, blood, victory, madness, buckhead, and mercy . Doubleday & Company, 1970. ([manuscript])
 
Material toward The Eye-beaters, blood, victory, madness, buckhead, and mercy .. (Ts. 52 pp.) ([typescript])   
Scope: Setting copy. Printers markings throughout. Half-title, authors page, mock-up of title page, copyright notice, dedication, table of contents. Text, complete.


 
Material toward The Eye-beaters, blood, victory, madness, buckhead, and mercy .. (28 galleys.) ([galley proof])   
Scope: Galley proof. Includes half-title, title page, copyright notice (incomplete), dedication, table of contents. Text, complete. Printers markings throughout.


 
Material toward The Eye-beaters, blood, victory, madness, buckhead, and mercy .. (24 galleys.) ([galley proof])   
Scope: Galley proof. Marked second set - first revised galleys. Includes title page, copyrights, dedication, contents. Text, complete.


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Material toward Self-Interviews .Doubleday & Company, 1970. Recorded and edited by James and Barbara Reiss.
 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[carbon]. 88 pp. [typscript]) ()   
Scope: F1 Part One, Chapters 1, 2, 3. Revision, correction, suggestions throughout probably in the hand of James or Barbara Reiss. Tape numbers indicated in margins. Note indicates text taken from Tape I, Side 1, and Tape 1, Side 2. Content substantially as published, although later rearranged into chapters and a great deal was later omitted.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[carbon] 19 pp. [typscript])   
Scope: F2 Part Two, Chapter 1. Revision, correction, suggestions throughout probably in the hand of James or Barbara Reiss. Note indicates text taken from Tape II, Side 1. Pages numbered 89-107. Tape numbers indicated in margins.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[carbon]. 25 pp. [typscript])   
Scope: F3 Part Two, Chapter 2. Revision, correction, suggestions throughout probably in the hand of James of Barbara Reiss. Note indicates text taken from Tape II, Side, 2 and Tape III, Side 1. Pages numbered 108-132. Tape numbers indicated in margins. Text is not as published.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[carbon]. 10 pp. [typscript])   
Scope: F4 Part Two, Chapter 3. Revision, correction, suggestions throughout probably in the hand of James or Barbara Reiss. Tape numbers indicated in margins. Pages numbered 133-142. Additional comments on Springer Mountain were later shifted to Chapter 2.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[carbon]. 23 pp. [typscript])   
Scope: F5 Part Two, Chapter 4. Revision, correction, suggestions throughout probably in the hand of James or Barbara Reiss. Note indicates text taken from Tape III, Side 2. Tape numbers indicated in margins. Pages numbered 143-165


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[carbon] 18 pp. [typscript])   
Scope: F6 Part Two, Chapter 5. Revision, correction, suggestions throughout probably in the hand of James or Barbara Reiss. Tape numberes indicated in margins. Pages numbered 166-183.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts. 18 pp. [typscript])   
Scope: F7 Part One, Chapter 2. Slight revision and correction, probably in hand of James or Barbara Reiss. Appears to be as published, except pp. 14-17 appear to have been later omitted from the book.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts. 12 pp.[typscript])   
Scope: F8 Part Two, Chapter 3. Slight revision and correction, probably in hand of James or Barbara Reiss. Text appears substantially as published, except the discussion of Scarred Girl differs.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts. 24 pp. [typscript])   
Scope: F9 Part Two, Chapter 4. Slight revision and correction, probably in hand of James or Barbara Reiss. Text appears as pbulished, although a few sentences omitted or added, phrases substituted.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts. 17 pp. [typscript])   
Scope: F10 Part Two, Chapter 5. Slight revision and correction, probably in hand of James or Barbara Reiss. Text does not include discussion ofMay Day... and the concluding paragraphs are not as published.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[photocopy] 18 pp. [typscript])   
Scope: F11 Part One, Chapter 1. No revision. Appears substantially as published.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[photocopy] Same as above.[typscript])   
Scope: F12 Part One, Chapter 1.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[photocopy] 37 pp.[typscript])   
Scope: F13 Part One, Chapter 3. No revision. Appears substantially as published,


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[photocopy] Same as above.)   
Scope: F14 Part One, Chapter 3.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[carbon]. 20 pp. [typscript])   
Scope: F15 Part Two, Chapter 1. No revision. Appears substantially as published.


 
(Ts.[photocopy]. 20 pp.)   
Scope: F16 Part Two, Chapter 1. No revision. Appears substantially as published.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[carbon]. 23 pp. [typscript])   
Scope: F17 Part Two, Chapter 2. No revision. Appears substantially as published.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[photocopy]. 20 pp.[typscript])   
Scope: F18 Part Two, Chapter 2. No revision. Appears substantially as published.


 
Material toward Self-Interviews . (Ts.[carbon]. 8 pp. [typscript])   
Scope: F19 Part Two, Chapter 5. No revision. Incomplete, includes only end of discussion on Coming back to America to the conclusion of the book. Appears to be exactly as published. Pages numbered 13-20.