William Jay Smith Papers, ca. 1924-2004.
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box-folder   36-39/166-200  
II. Books of Poetry. [series]: (222 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material towards published collections of poetry and includes correspondence with publishers and editors, drafts of manuscripts, editorial matter, miscellaneous notes and publication material.


box-folder   36/166  
II. 1. Poems (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of Ts draft of Poems (New York: Banyon Press, 1947) with auto revisions by Smith.


box-folder   36/167-173  
II. 2. Celebration at Dark   
Scope: Consists of material toward Celebration at Dark (New York: Farrar Straus, 1950). 79 items and (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1950).


box-folder   36/167-168  
II. 2. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1950-1953 relating to Celebration at Dark, one folder contains letters from Smith's American and English publishers and one folder contains letters of reaction to the book. (52 items.)
box-folder   36/169-171  
II. 2. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material for Celebration at Dark. (5 items.)
box-folder   36./169  
II. 2. b. 1. Drafts. Consists of Ts and Auto drafts for Celebration at Dark; note by Smith indicates dates of some individual poems. (3 items.)
box-folder   36/170  
II. 2. b. 2. Ts Draft. Consists of Ts draft of Celebration at Dark for Hamish Hamilton. (1 item.)
box-folder   36/171  
II. 2. b. 3. Ts Draft. Consists of Ts draft of Celebration at Dark for Farrar Straus. (1 item.)
box-folder   36./173  
II. 2. c. Publication material. Consists of 1 unbound copy of Celebration at Dark and 5 proofs of dust jacket. (6 items.)
box-folder   36.1-36.2/173  
II. 2. d. Miscellaneous material. Consists of miscellaneous material for Celebration at Dark including drafts of dust jacket copy, newspaper cliping, list of persons to whom book was sent. (12 items.)
box-folder   36/174  
II. 3. Typewriter Birds. (2 item.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Typewriter Birds (New York: Caliban Press, 1954).


box-folder   36/174  
II. 3. a. Manuscript material A. Consists of 2 sets of galley proofs. (2 items.)
 
II. 3. b. Printing Blocks A. Consists of 7 blocks used to print book..
box-folder   36/175  
II. 4. The Bead Curtain: Calligrams (1 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward The Bead Curtain: Calligrams (Florence: E. Ariani and L'Arte della Stampe, [1957]), issued in an edition of 100 copies numbered and signed by the author in honor of the 50th birthday of W.H. Auden.


box-folder   36/175  
II. 4. a. Manuscript material. Consists of Ts draft of The Bead Curtain: Calligrams used as setting copy. (1 item.)
box-folder   36/176-179  
II. 5. Poems: 1947-1957. (63 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Poems: 1947-1957 (Boston: Little, Brown, 1957).


box-folder   36/176  
II. 5. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1956-1958 between William Jay Smith and his editor, Seymour Lawrence, printers and others relating to the publication of Poems: 1947-1957. (52 items.)
box-folder   36/177-179  
II. 5. b. Manuscript materials. Consists of manuscript material for Poems: 1947-1957. (2 items.)
box-folder   36/177  
II. 5. b. 1. Draft. Consists of Ts draft of Poems: 1947-1957. (1 item.)
box-folder   36/178  
II. 5. b. 2. Setting copy. Consists of setting copy for Poems: 1947-1957. (1 item.)
 
II. 5. b. 3. Galley proof. Consists of galley proof for Poems: 1947-1957, filed in galley case. (1 item.)
box-folder   36/179  
II. 5. c. Publication material. Consists of proofs for dust jacket, announcement and related material for Poems: 1947-1957. (6 items.)
box-folder   37/180-184  
II. 6. The Tin Can and Other Poems (24 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward The Tin Can and Other Poems (New York: Delacorte Press, 1966).


box-folder   37/180-183.  
II. 6. a. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material toward The Tin Can and Other Poems. (10 items.)
box-folder   37/180  
II. 6. a. 1. Drafts of poems. Consists of Ts and Auto drafts of poems for The Tin Can and Other Poems, including Angry Man, A friend laughing, Northern Lights, Slave Bracelets, The Tempest and The Tin Can. (6 items.) (Ts, Auto.)
box-folder   37/181  
II. 6. a. 2. Early Draft. Consists of early draft of The Tin Can and Other Poems, includes poems not in published version. (2 items.)
box-folder   37/182  
II. 6. a. 3. Ts Draft. Consists of Ts draft of The Tin Can and Other Poems. (1 item.)
box-folder   37/183  
II. 6. a. 4. Setting copy. Consists of setting copy for The Tin Can and Other Poems. (1 item.)
 
II. 6. a. 5. Galley proof. Consists of galley proof for The Tin Can and Other Poems, filed in galley case. (1 item..)
box-folder   37/184  
II. 6. b. Publication material. Consists of 3 samples of dust jackets. (3 items.)
box-folder   37/185-189.  
II. 7. New and Selected Poems (18 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward New and Selected Poems (New York: Delacorte Press, 1970).


box-folder   37/185  
II. 7. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1969-1970 between William Jay Smith and his editor, Seymour Lawrence, printers and others relating to the publication of New and Selected Poems. (7 items.)
box-folder   37/186-187  
II. 7. b. Manuscript material A. Consists of manuscript material for New and Selected Poems. (4 items.)
box-folder   37/186  
II. 7. b. 1. Drafts. Consists of Ts and Auto drafts for New and Selected Poems. (3 items.)
box-folder   37/187  
II. 7. b. 2. Setting copy. Consists of setting copy for New and Selected Poems. (1 item.)
box-folder   37/188  
II. 7. c. Publication material. Consists of copy of dust jacket for New and Selected Poems. (1 item.)
box-folder   37/189  
II. 7. d. Miscellaneous. Consists of copy of The New Yorker, 1970:Jan 10, containing Hull Bay, St. Thomas [poem] which was published in New and Selected Poems and announcement of reading by Smith. (2 items.)
box-folder   38-39/190-200.  
II. 8. The Traveler's Tree: New and Selected Poems (33 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward The Traveler's Tree: New and Selected Poems, issued in three editions: cloth trade, paperback, and deluxe limited edition, consisting of 200 specially bound copies signed by the author and the artist, Jacques Hnizdovsky, with a portfolio of three original woodcuts (New York: Persea Books, 1980) and (Manchester, England: Carcanet, 1981).


box-folder   38/190  
II. 8. a. Correspondence A. Consists of correspondence from 1979-1980 between William Jay Smith, his publisher and others relating to the publication of The Traveler's Tree: New and Selected Poems. (6 items.)
box-folder   38-39/191-197  
II. 8. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material toward The Traveler's Tree: New and Selected Poems. (9 items.)
box-folder   38/191  
II. 8. b. 1. Drafts of poems. Consists of Ts and Auto drafts of individual poems for The Traveler's Tree: New and Selected Poems including Elegy for a Young Actor, At Delphi, The Traveler's Tree, The Tall Poets. (4 items.)
box-folder   38/192  
II. 8. b. 2. Early Drafts. Consists of early Ts drafts for The Traveler's Tree: New and Selected Poems. (1 item.)
box-folder   38/193  
II. 8. b. 3. Ts draft. Consists of Ts draft for The Traveler's Tree: New and Selected Poems with notes and corrections. (1 item.)
box-folder   38/194  
II. 8. b. 4. Setting copies. Consists of Ts setting copies for The Traveler's Tree: New and Selected Poems. (3 Items.)
box-folder   39/195-197  
II. 8. b. 5. Galley proofs. Consists of 2 complete and 1 partial set of galley proofs for The Traveler's Tree: New and Selected Poems. (3 items.)
box-folder   39/198-200  
II. 8. c. Publication material. Consists of notes toward jacket copy, dust jacket sketch and production notes for The Traveler's Tree: New and Selected Poems. (6 items.)