William Jay Smith Papers, ca. 1924-2004.
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III. Translations. [series]: (967 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward published translations by William Jay Smith, including correspondence with publishers, editors and others, drafts of manuscripts, editorial matter and miscellaneous notes and publication material.


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III. 1. Scirocco (39 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward translation from the Italian of Scirocco by Romualdo Romano (New York: Farrar Straus, 1951).


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III. 1. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1950-1951 between William Jay Smith, his publisher and others relating to the translation and/or publication of Scirocco. (14 items.)
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III. 1. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material toward Scirocco. (11 items.)
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III. 1. b. 1. Notes. Consists of miscellaneous auto notes toward Scirocco. (6 items.)
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III. 1. b. 2. Early draft. Consists of partial Ts draft with auto revisions of Scirocco. (3 items.)
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III. 1. b. 3. Draft. Consists of Ts draft of Scirocco. (1 item.)
box-folder   40/205  
III. 1. b. 4. Farrar Translation. Publication material. Consists of John Farrar's Ts(cb) revision of William Jay Smith's translation of Scirocco, rejected by Smith. (1 item.)
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III. 1. c. Publication material. Consists of Ts draft of announcement of book with auto revisions, tear-sheet announcement of book and author and Farrar Straus catalogue. (3 items.)
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III. 2. Poems of a Multimillionaire (6 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward translation from the French of Poems of a Multimillionaire by Valery Larband (New York: Bonaccio and Saul, 1955).


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III. 2. a. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material for Poems of a Multimillionaire. (3 items.)
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III. 2. a. 1. Drafts A P. Consists of Ts drafts of Poems of a Multimillionaire. (2 items.) (Ts. 2 drafts.)
 
III. 2. a. 2. Galley proofs. Consists of galley proofs of Poems of a Multimillionaire, filed in galley case. (1 item.)
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III. 3. Selected Writings of Jules Laforgue (466 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Selected Writings of Jules Laforgue, translated and edited by William Jay Smith (New York: Grove Press, 1956).


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III. 3. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence between William Jay Smith and including Diarmuid Russel, his agent; James Laughlin, editor, New Directions; Barney Rosset and Judith Schmidt, editors, Grove Press and the editors of numerous journals and periodicals. (75 items.)
box-folder   41/209-216  
III. 3. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material toward Selected Writings of Jules Laforgue. (132 items.)
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III. 3. b. 1. Drafts of commentary. Consists of Ts and Auto drafts and notes toward William Jay Smith's introduction and commentary for Selected Writings of Jules Laforgue. (107 items.)
box-folder   41-42/211-212  
III. 3. b. 2. Drafts of poem translations. Consists of Ts and Auto drafts of poem translations by William Jay Smith for Selected Writings of Jules Laforgue. (75 items.)
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III. 3. b. 3. Drafts of prose. Consists of drafts of prose translations for Selected Writings of Jules Laforgue with auto revisions. (25 items.)
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III. 3. b. 4. Drafts of letters. Consists of translated letters for Selected Writings of Jules Laforgue with auto revisions. (3 items.)
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III. 3. b. 5. Biographical and bibliographical material. Consists of Ts and auto material toward a chronology of Jules Laforgue's life and a bibliography of his works. (16 items.)
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III. 3. b. 6. Drafts. Consists of Ts(cb) drafts of Selected Writings of Jules Laforgue; each draft divided over 3 folders. (2 items.)
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III. 3. b. 7. Miscellaneous proofs. Consists of galley proofs of pages i-xv, selected illustrations and 3 sets of proofs of "The Word Tales" [essay]. (4 items.)
box-folder   44/224-226  
III. 3. c. Publication material. Consists of contents pages, photographic prints of illustrations, drafts of untranslated poems by Laforgue and 1 unbound printed copy. (27 items.)
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III. 4. Antiworlds (61 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Antiworlds: Poetry by Andrei Voznesensky (New York: Basic Books, 1966) edited by Patricia Blake and Max Hayward, translated by William Jay Smith, W.H. Auden and 4 other American poets.


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III. 4. a. Correspondence. Consists of letters to William Jay Smith from Patricia Blake and Max Hayward, editors of Antiworlds: Poetry by Andrei Voznesensky. (2 items.)
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III. 4. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material for Antiworlds: Poetry by Andrei Voznesensky. (23 items.)
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III. 4. b. 1. Draft of introduction. Consists of Ts(x) draft of introduction for Antiworlds: Poetry of Andrei Voznesensky written by Patricia Blake and Max Hayward. (1 item.)
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III. 4. b. 2. Drafts of poems. Consists of Ts and Auto drafts of translations by Smith of poems for Antiworlds: Poetry of Andrei Voznesendky. (15 items.)
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III. 4. b. 3. Miscellaneous draft material. Consists of Ts and Auto drafts including Ts(cb) draft of provisional plan for book with poems assigned to specific authors. (5 items.)
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III. 4. b. 4. Galley proofs. Consists of photocopy of galley proofs of selected poems from Antiworlds: Poetry by Andrei Voznesensky and photocopy of untranslated poem, "Oza". (2 items.)
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III. 4. c. Miscellaneous material. Consists of 2 newspaper clippings and a note to William Jay Smith from an unidentified person relating to Smith's reading of Andrei Voznesensky's poetry at the Library of Congress. (3 items.)
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III. 5. Two Plays: Christopher Columbus and Don Juan (29 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Two Plays: Christopher Columbus and Don Juan by Charles Berbin, translated by William Jay Smith (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1970).


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III. 5. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1967-1970 between William Jay Smith and John Ervin, Jr., University of Minnesota Press. (21 items.)
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III. 5. b. Manuscript material. Consists of Ts draft of both plays with auto revisions. (1 item.)
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III. 5. c. Miscellaneous editorial matter. Consists of miscellaneous editorial materials including biographical, bibliographical and critical data sheet on Charles Berbin and miscellaneous notes by William Jay Smith. (7 items.)
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III. 6. Nostalgia for the Present (139 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Nostalgia for the Present by Andrei Voznesensky, edited by Vera Dunham and Max Hayward, translated by William Jay Smith and 9 others (New York: Doubleday, 1978).


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III. 6. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1977-1978 between William Jay Smith and other translators, Kate Mechina, Doubleday & Co. and Howard Moss among others. (35 items.)
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III. 6. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material for Nostalgia for the Present. (52 items.)
box-folder   46/238-239  
III. 6. b. 1. Drafts of poems. Consists of Ts and Auto drafts of poems translated by William Jay Smith for Nostalgia for the Present. (36 items.)
box-folder   47/240-241  
III. 6. b. 2. Complete drafts. Consists of 2 Ts drafts of Nostalgia for the Present with corrections and auto revisions and photocopies of Russian language originals. (2 items.)
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III. 6. c. Miscellany. Consists of miscellaneous manuscript and editorial matter and a letter to William Jay Smith from Nicholas Fesser (1968). (14 items.)
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III. 7. Agadir (76 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Agadir by Arthur Lundkvist, translated by William Jay Smith and Leif Sjorberg (Pittsburgh, PA: International Poetry Forum, 1979).


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III. 7. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1977-1979 between William Jay Smith and Samuel Hazo, International Poetry Forum, Eleanor Wilner, The American Poetry Review, Arthur Lundkvist and Leif Sjorberg. (24 items.)
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III. 7. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material for Agadir. (26 items.)
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III. 7. b. 1. Preface. Consists of 4 Ts(x) copies of draft of Preface for Agadir by William Jay Smith and Leif Sjorberg and notes. (9 items.)
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III. 7. b. 2. Early drafts. Consists of early Ts and Auto drafts for Agadir, including original by Leif Sjorberg with auto revisions by William Jay Smith. (4 items.)
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III. 7. b. 3. Drafts. Consists of 5 Ts drafts of Agadir with auto revisions by William Jay Smith. (5 items.)
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III. 7. b. 4. Galley proofs. Consists of 4 sets of galley proofs of cut version of Agadir for The Scandinavian Review, a note by Lief Sjoberg and some miscellaneous items relating to publication. (8 items.)
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III. 8. The Pact (151 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward The Pact: My Friendship with Isak Dinesen by Thorkild Bjornvig, translated from the Danish by Ingvar Schousboe and William Jay Smith with an introduction by William Jay Smith (Baton Rouge at London: Louisiana State University, 1983).


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III. 8. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1979-1983 between William Jay Smith and Thorkild Bjornvig, Ingvar Schousboe and numerous editors of publishing houses and journals. (72 items.)
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III. 8. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material for The Pact. (20 items.)
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III. 8. b. 1. Drafts. Consists of 5 Ts(x) drafts of The Pact with auto revisions and corrections by William Jay Smith. (5 items.)
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III. 8. b. 2. Drafts II. Consists of 2 Ts(x) drafts of The Pact, one with comments and corrections by Barbara Howes and the other with comments and corrections by Helen Handlin. (3 items.)
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III. 8. b. 3. Drafts of introduction. Consists of 2 drafts of introduction by William Jay Smith of The Pact for publication in The New Criterion, auto notes and partial draft. (7 items.)
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III. 8. b. 4. Page and galley proofs. Consists of page proofs from Louisiana State University Press and galley proofs of selections from The Pact for The New Criterion (1983: Oct). (5 items.)
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III. 8. c. Publication material. Consists of photocopies of photographs under consideration for publication in The Pact and Ts(cb) and auto notes identifying photographs. (38 items.)
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III. 8. d. Partial draft. Consists of open pages of The Pact inscribed to William Jay Smith by Thorkild Bjornvig. (1 item.)