Constance Urdang Papers, 1940-1983.
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box-folder   7-8/31-44  
III. Manuscripts by Urdang. [series]: (157 items.)   
Scope: Consists of drafts of poems, translations, journals, notebooks, prose pieces, interview and audiotape by Urdang.


box-folder   7/31-32  
III. 1. Poems. (128 items.)   
Scope: Consists of drafts of poems by Urdang, arranged alphabetically by title.


 
Adonais in autumn. 1938: September. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
After the pain. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Afternoon: West 38th Street. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
All i have kept, all the winds whistled, the waves chanted (fl). 1940. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
All-night diner. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Anecdote of the moth. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Anecdote on the roof. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Angle of refraction. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p. Published in Epoch (1957).)
 
At the poetry reading. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p. Published in New American Review.)
 
Ballad of the crook and the holy man. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Ballad of the horsemen of Guerrero. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 2p.)
 
Bank Street. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
The brothers. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Carved polychrome with 3 figures. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Celestial map: winter, northern hemisphere. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p. Published in Perspective.)
 
"A chacun son infini". 1942. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Chesapeake Bay: Summer 1944. 1944: June. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
A Christmas wreath for Carr. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). light revision. 2p.)
 
The clouds. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p.)
 
Crepuscule: Rockefeller Center. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The day the houses sank. [n.d.]. (Ts. moderate revision. 1p.)
 
Delmar and Euclid. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p.)
 
Desert landscape. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p.)
 
The dialogue between man and woman. [n.d.]. (Ts(x). 1p.)
 
Didactic song. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Diner by candlelight. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Do you hear it when the litanies of twilight (f.l.). 1940: June 27. (Ts(cb). light revision. 1p.)
 
Epilogue to last summer. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p. Published in Furioso (Fall, 1942).)
 
Eve. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Evelyn Foley's baby. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p.)
 
Evening serenade. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p. Originaaly laid in back of notebook 1; recto contains draft of For Sophie Mereau [poem].)
 
Evening song. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
Exhortation to the poets. [n.d.]. (Ts(x). 1p.)
 
The face behind the window. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Football Saturday. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
For a very old lady. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
For Sophie Mereau. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2p. Recto contains draft of Evening serenade [poem].)
 
The fury. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Gethsemane. 1939: December. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Girl carrying a pineapple. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p.)
 
The hound on the scent. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p.)
 
How to do it. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
How to live. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p.)
 
I and you. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
I have never forgotten (fl). [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Images. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
In the garden. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 2p.)
 
In the garden. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 2p.)
 
In the nursing-home. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2p. One draft originally titled At the nursing-home.)
 
The Infierno apartments. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
Is the golden phoenix only a bird in a gilded cage?. [n.d.]. (Ts. none to light revision. 2 drafts, 2p. Published in Burning Deck.)
 
It is the wind that grieves, mother, the wind in the leaves. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
It never happened, scholars say (fl). [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
It's too early now to say goodby (f.l.). 1943. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Journey. 1942. (Ts(cb). light revision. 2p.)
 
The League of Women Voters parades in St. Louis. [n.d.]. (Ts(x). light revision. 1p.)
 
Letter to Peter. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Life study. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p. Originally titled Nature study.)
 
Madison Avenue from a bus. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
"A miracle is anything we hope for". [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). light revision. 1p.)
 
Missives from a captive balloon. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 3p.)
 
The mummies. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
Muse. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
My cat with the butterfly eyes. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
Neighbors. [n.d.]. (Ts. none to light revision. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
New England Idyll-- Summer, 1941. 1941. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
New England winter. 1941. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Newsreel. 1943: January. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Night train: Washington to New York. 1941. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Nocturne: below Canal Street. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(cb). light revision. 2 drafts, 2p. Originally titled Nocturne.)
 
Notes on the explication of a text. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 2p.)
 
Ode to Mrs. Wolcott Blair, on the occasion of the appearance of her photograph in Harper's Bazaar. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The old woman. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
On an old photograph. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
On the burning of the Iowa City community center. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). light revision. 1p. Published in Perspective (Winter 1955-6).)
 
The only worth. 1939. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Pain. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The parade. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Persistent images. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Peter among the Philistines. 1938. (Ts(cb). light revision. 1p.)
 
Pollution. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
"Presume no carnage". 1939. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Promise to an unborn child. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p.)
 
Prophecy of fear. 1939. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Reflections. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p. Published in Epoch (Winter 1957).)
 
Rewards and punishment. 1943: August. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Rhyme for a horn-book. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
The romantic. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Salt. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Seascape with figures. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The secret landscape. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Sermon from a lay pulpit. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2p. Published in Eurioso (Summer 1947).)
 
Simple song of seasons. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2p.)
 
Some splintered garland. 1939. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Song. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p. Originally titled The birds.)
 
The splintered shards of memory are blown (fl). 1939: April. (Ts(cb). 1p. Earlier title: You the lovely.)
 
Still life. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Street thief. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
To pipe the animals aboard Noah's ark. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(cb). light revision. 2p.)
 
Toward a new sociology. [n.d.]. (Ts(x). 2p.)
 
A town without statues. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 4p.)
 
Two nuns on Fifth Avenue. 1943. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
The two rooms. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Vagrant. 1941: June. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
The view from Black's hill. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
A view of the marginal way, Ogunquit, ME.. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p.)
 
The Virgin Mary and the cherry tree. [n.d.]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
The vision. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
A wall of votive paintings. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
What has happened. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
When the sly sun nudges away soft sleep (fl). [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
White night. 1944: January 16. (Ts. 1p.)
 
Who will have faith in us? Who will take up arms to defend! (fl). n.d.. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
The widow. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The woman in the yard. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
 
The woman who breeds fossils. [n.d.]. (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
Women. [n.d.]. (Ts(x). 1p.)
 
Yet on they come, the restless ones, the young (fl). [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p.)
box-folder   7/33-34  
III. 2. Translations. (10 items.)   
Scope: Consists of translations by Urdang divided into 2 subseries: Japanese poetry and miscellaneous translations.


 
III. 2. a. Japanese poetry. Anthology edited and translated by Satoru Sato with Constance Urdang; apparently never published. [subseries]:
 
III. 2. b. Miscellaneous translations [subseries]:
 
Apollinaire, Guillaume. The hills [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 10p. Translation of Les Collines.)
 
Juana Ines de la Cruz, Sister. Ballad, in acknowledgement of the praises of European writers (unfinished) [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 5p. Translation of "En reconocimiento por los elogies de escritores europeos (inacabado).)
 
Valbuena, Bernardo de.
 
The greatness of Mexico [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts, Ts(cb). Moderate revision. 3 drafts, 19p.)
 
The greatness of Mexico [poem]. [n.d.]. (7p. Translated from the Spanish of Bernardo de Valbuena. Filed in Ser. I.2. with TL(cb) to Lysander Kemp, 1962: Feb. 26.)
 
Zapata, Luis de.
 
"For the transubstantiation..." [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p. Translation of "A la transubstancion...".)
 
Great risk of a gallant in the metaphor of a moth [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p. Translation of "Riesgo grande de un galan en metaforo de mariposa".)
 
To a dead comedienne. [n.d.]. (Ts. light revision. 1p. Translation of "A una comica difunta".)
 
To primal matter. [n.d.]. (Ts. 1p. Translation of "A la materia prima".)
box-folder   7-8/35-40  
III. 3. Journals. 1954-1964 and n.d. (9 items.)   
Scope: Consists of Auto and Ts journals, kept by Urdang. Some are undated and unbound.


box-folder   8/41-43  
III. 4. Prose. (9 items.)   
Scope: Consists of drafts of various essays of literary criticism by Urdang.


 
Facts. [n.d.]. (Ts. moderate revision. 6p.)
 
Faust in Venice [essay]. (Ts(cb). 18p. published in Accent (1958).)
 
Criticism and Beliefs [essay]. 1955: February. (16p.)
 
Language and the poets world: An analysis of In War Time by W.H. Auden [review]. 1956: September 25. (Ts, Ts(cb). 26p. 2 copies of same review.)
 
[Review of 5 books of poetry] [review]. 1956: October 9. (TL(cb). 5p.)
 
[Review of 6 books of poetry] [review]. (Ts(cb). 8p.)
 
[Review of anthology] [review]. (TL(cb). 5p.)
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III. 5. Interview. (3 items.)   
Scope: Consists of a Ts biography of Urdang and 2 drafts of interview with Urdang.


box-folder   8/44  
III. 6. Audiotape. Spring 1978. (1 item,)   
Scope: Consists of one 60 minute audiotape of a reading done by Urdang and Donald Finkel at Rollas, Mo.