James Dickey Papers
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Collection Scope and Content Note


Scope and Contents Note

Ser. 1. CORRESPONDENCE, 1954-1960, 1962-1970. Boxes 1-3. 933 items. Letters foldered chronologically; undated and unidentified letters, folders 54-59. For list of correspondents, see Index. Work by others retained in Ser. 1 is listed pp. 4-5. Ser. 2-1. SINGLE TITLE POEMS. Boxes 4-12. 201 titles. Drafts foldered alphabetically by title. Approximate date of composition or periodical publication indicated in brackets. Ser. 2-2. ESSAYS. Box 13. 40 items. Includes drafts, notes toward published and unpublished essays on individual works by others and on the nature of poetry, foldered alphabetically by title. Ser. 2-3. REVIEWS, ADDRESSES, TRANSLATIONS. Box 14. 47 items. Includes drafts and notes toward reviews of individual collections of poems; introduction to a reading, [1966]; NBA acceptance speech, 1966; a commencement address, 1965; and translations of five French authors. Each foldered alphabetically by title. Ser. 3. MATERIAL TOWARD BOOKS. Boxes 15-17. 38 items. Arranged by date of publication, as follows: Into the Stone: table of contents, incomplete text; Drowning with Others: setting copy; Helmets: original typescript, final typescript, final typescript with front matter, setting copy; Buckdancer's Choice: 5 typescripts toward complete book, setting copy; Poems 1957-1967: final typescript, galley proof of May Day Sermon..., corrected galley proof; The Eyebeaters...: setting copy, printers galley proof, second galley proof, uncorrected; Self-Interviews: transcriptions from tapes in various stages by James and Barbara Reiss, revised typescripts, photocopies of final typescripts. Ser. 4. MISCELLANY. Box 18. c.34 items. Includes poems by others, copies of theses on James Dickey, photographs, clippings, announcements, miscellaneous notes, etc. ALsS, TLsS, Tss., Ts.[carbons], Mss., Ts.[duplicated], photocopies, printed items.

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