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Finding-Aid for the Constance Urdang Papers (WTU00119)

Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff

Summary Information
Title: Constance Urdang Papers,
Creator: Urdang, Constance, 1922-
Inclusive dates: 1940-1983.
Extent: 1665 items
Call number: WTU00119
Language: English
Repository: Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63130


Access and Use:
Source of Collection:

Gift of Constance Urdang. 1968, 1970

Access Restrictions:

Open.

Use Restriction:

None

Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

Copyright to significant portions of the collection held by the estate of Constance Urdang c/o Donald Finkel.
2051 Park Ave, Apt D
St. Louis, MO 63104

Processing Information:

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff 1970EAD encoded finding-aid complete March, 2001


Biography

Constance Urdang, a native of New York City, is a writer who has achieved critical success as a poet and novelist and academic success as a teacher of writing. She did her undergraduate studies at Smith College. Following her graduation, Urdang worked for some years as a military intelligence analyst for the U.S. Department of the Army and as an editor for several New York publishers. Urdang returned to school in 1954 and in 1956 she received her MFA in writing from the University of Iowa. In 1960, Urdang and her husband, the poet Donald Finkel, came to Washington University where they have taught in and co-directed the graduate Writers' Program.

In 1965, Urdang's first collection of poems, Charades and Celebrations, was published and four years later her only novel, Natural History, appeared. Since that time, Urdang has written three additional collections of poetry, The Picnic in the Cemetery (1975), The Lone Woman and Others (1980), and Only the World (1983).


Collection Scope and Content Note

Scope and Contents Note

The Constance Urdang Papers include a nearly complete collection of manuscript and editorial material toward all of her published books. These materials include typescript drafts of entire books as well as drafts of individual poems. A number of Urdang's journals and notebooks are also present. The collection also contains drafts of translations by Urdang and the drafts of two unpublished novels. The Urdang Papers are completed by a small yet significant collection of her business, personal, and literary correspondence.

Subject Terms

  • Barnes, Jim, 1933-
  • Berge, Carol, 1928-
  • Ciardi, John, 1916-
  • Curley, Daniel, 1918-
  • Dacey, Philip, 1936-
  • Dickey, James, 1923-
  • Dickey, William, 1928-
  • Eckman, Frederick, 1924-
  • Engle, Paul, 1908-
  • Field, Edward, 1924-
  • Finkel, Donald, 1929-
  • Gardner, John Champlin, 1933-1982.
  • Goedicke, Patricia, 1931-
  • Griffith, E.V., 1927-
  • Guenther, Charles, 1920-
  • Hall, Donald, 1928-
  • Halpern, Daniel, 1945-
  • Hecht, Anthony, 1923-
  • Hine, Daryl, 1936-
  • Howard, Richard, 1929-
  • Justice, Donald, 1925-
  • Kennedy, X.J., 1929-
  • Kizer, Carolyn Ashley, 1925-
  • Knoepfle, John, 1923-
  • Kumin, Maxine, 1925-
  • Levis, Larry, 1946-
  • Lifshin, Lyn, 1944-
  • Macauley, Robie, 1919-
  • Matthews, William, 1942-
  • Moss, Howard, 1922-
  • Moss, Stanely, 1925-
  • Mueller, Lisel, 1924-
  • Nemerov, Howard, 1920-
  • Nims, John Frederick, 1913-
  • Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
  • Ochester, Ed, 1939-
  • Rago, Henry, 1915-1969.
  • Rahv, Philip, 1908-1973.
  • Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974.
  • Ray, David, 1932-
  • Rosenthal, M.L., 1917-
  • Sarton, May, 1912-
  • Seiler, Christine,
  • Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913-
  • Smith, Dave, 1942-
  • Solotaroff, Theodore, 1928-
  • Starbuck, George, 1931-
  • Stern, Gerald, 1925-
  • Swann, Brian, 1940-
  • Swenson, May, 1919-
  • Van Duyn, Mona, 1921-
  • Wagoner, David, 1926-
  • Wallace, Ronald, 1945-
  • Weiss, Theodore Russel, 1916-
  • Whittemore, Reed, 1919-
  • Williams, Emmett, 1925-
  • Wright, Charles Penzel, 1935-
Contents List
      Title
box-folder   1-2/1-9  
I. Correspondence. (1955-1983) [series]: (1052 items.)   
Scope: grouped into 2 subseries: General correspondence and Business correspondence.


box-folder   1/1-3  
I. 1. General and Professional correspondence. (1958-1983), [subseries]: (203 items.)   
Scope: Filed alphabetically by author.


 
Berge, Carol, 1928-, American author.
 
[ca. 1976]:
 
[March] [15], ((ALS, 1p))
 
[May] [21], ((TLS, 1p))
 
Bogen, Don, University of Cincinnati.
 
1978:
 
March 9, ((TLS, 1p))
 
April 3, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Boklund, Gunnar, University of Denver.
 
To Finkel, Donald, 1929-, American author
 
((TLS, 1p))
 
1978:
 
February 17, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Borchardt, Anne, literary agent.
 
1981:
 
August 24, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Broderick, John, 1926-, American author.
 
1980:
 
August 11, ((TLS, 1p))
 
August 28, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Brothers, Connie, University of Iowa.
 
1975:
 
September 18, ((TLS, 1p))
 
December 3, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1982:
 
September 13, ((TLS, 2p), Enc.: Ts recipe from Urdang)
 
September 29, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Contoski, Victor, 1936-, American author.
 
1966:
 
February 10, ((TLS, 1p))
 
April 25, ((TLS, 1p))
 
June 27, ((TLS, 2p), To the heart [poem] by Contoski in text of letter)
 
1967:
 
December 18, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1970:
 
November 10, ((TLS, 1p), I went to the hospital (fl) [poem] by Contoski in text of letter)
 
1979:
 
February 27, ((TLS, 1p))
 
March 7, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Costantin, Mary, American author.
 
[1983]:
 
[April] [15], ((TLS, 1p))
 
Dickey, James, 1923-, American author.
 
1982:
 
October 1, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Dunn, Stephen.
 
1980:
 
September 22, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Engle, Paul Hamilton, 1908-, American author.
 
1977:
 
May 17, ((TLS, 5p), With enclosures)
 
Ewing, Marilyn McKee.
 
1981:
 
June 8, ((TL(x)S, 1p))
 
Finkel, Donald, 1929-, American author.
 
[1975]:
 
[November] [11], ((TLS, 1p))
 
To Boklund, Gunnar
 
1978:
 
February 23, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Williams, Miller, 1930-, American author
 
1979:
 
August 9, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
Goedicke, Patricia, 1931-, American author.
 
1980:
 
September 24, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1981:
 
January 28, ((ALS, 2p))
 
1982:
 
October 4, ((ALS, 2p))
 
Hall, Donald, 1928-, American author.
 
[1966]:
 
[November] 31, ((ACS, 1p))
 
Hecht, Anthony, 1923-, American author.
 
1976:
 
December 6, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Justice, Donald, 1925-, American author.
 
1975:
 
May 16, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Kizer, Carolyn Ashley, 1925-, American author.
 
1965:
 
September 26, ((ALS, 1p))
 
1979:
 
December 15, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1983:
 
January 5, ((ALS, 4p), Enc.: Exodus [poem] by Kizer, Ts, 1983: [Jan. 1], 2 pp. (inscribed to Urdang and Finkel from Kizer))
 
Knoepfle, John, 1923-, American author.
 
1976:
 
February 20, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Kumin, Maxine W, 1925-, American author.
 
((TLS, 1p))
 
1979:
 
November 15, ((TCS, 1p))
 
Lifshin, Lyn, 1944-, American author.
 
[1976]:
 
[July] [10], ((ALS, 3p), With enclosures)
 
Linthicum, John, producer of The Poetry Hour.
 
1978:
 
February 7, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Marten, Harry Neil, 1916-, American author.
 
1983:
 
April 1, ((TLS, 1p))
 
April 5, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Matthews, William, 1942-, American author.
 
1977:
 
July 26, ((TLS, 1p))
 
McHugh, Heather, 1948-, American author.
 
[1976]:
 
December 8, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Michaelson, Louis W., 1920-, American author.
 
1976:
 
September 22, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1977:
 
January 30, ((TLS, 1p))
 
February 8, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1978:
 
February 21, ((TLS, 1p))
 
February 27, ((TLS, 1p))
 
March 1, ((TLS, 2p))
 
To Finkel, Donald, 1929-, American author.
 
1976:
 
May 29, ((TLS, 2p))
 
Muller, Lisel, 1924-, American author
 
1981:
 
May 15, ((ACS, 1p))
 
1982:
 
May 3, ((TLS, 1p))
 
September 16, ((ACS, 1p))
 
December 4, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Nemerov, Howard, 1920-, American author.
 
1965:
 
September 27, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Perchik, Simon, American author.
 
1969:
 
September 8, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Peterson, Donald, 1923-, American author.
 
1977:
 
January 24, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Rago, Henry Anthony, 1915-1969, American author and editor.
 
1968:
 
May 29, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Rosenthal, M.L. (Macha Louis), 1917-, American author and editor.
 
1981:
 
September 14, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Sanders, Scott, 1945-, American author.
 
1983:
 
February 17, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Sarton, May, 1912-, American author.
 
1968:
 
May 14, ((TLS, 2p))
 
Seiler, Christine, German author.
 
[1978]:
 
[September] [18], ((TLS, 2p))
 
September 28, ((1p))
 
1980:
 
September 12, ((TCS, 1p))
 
Shelton, Lois, University of Arizona Poetry Center.
 
1979:
 
February 19, ((TC, 1p))
 
To Finkel, Donald, 1929-, American author
 
1979:
 
March 15, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Smith, Dave, 1942-, American author.
 
1974:
 
September 25, ((TLS, 1p))
 
To Finkel, Donald, 1929-, American author
 
1974:
 
September 25, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Stern, Gerald, 1925-, American author.
 
1982:
 
September 30, ((ALS, 1p))
 
Swann, Brian, 1940-, American author.
 
1975:
 
December 10, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Urdang, Constance, 1922-, American author
 
To Berge, Carol, 1928-, American author
 
1976:
 
March 15, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
May 21, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Bogen, Don
 
1978:
 
March 19, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
April 18, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Braziller, George, American publisher
 
1976:
 
February 24, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Broderick, John, 1926-, American author
 
1980:
 
August 23, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Dickey, James, 1923-, American author
 
[ca. 1982]:
 
[October] [1], ((TL, 1p))
 
To Galbraith, Nancy
 
1981:
 
February 23, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Givler, Peter
 
1983:
 
February 17, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Gray, Donald J
 
1981:
 
February 27, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Lenrow, E
 
1981:
 
March 29, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Linthicum, John
 
1978:
 
February 25, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Michaelson, Louis W, 1920-, American author
 
1976:
 
June 14, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1977:
 
February 5, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
February 12, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1978:
 
February 24, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Otto, Lon
 
1976:
 
June 28, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Panich, Holly
 
1978:
 
February 9, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Parrish, Wendy
 
1976:
 
September 20, ((TL, 1p))
 
To Preston, Elizabeth
 
[ca. 1982]:
 
[April] [26], ((TL, 3p))
 
To Roberts, John
 
1979:
 
March 28, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Thomas, James R.
 
1978:
 
March 16, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Van Winckel, (Mrs.)
 
1979:
 
February 7, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Wilbers, Steve
 
1976:
 
February 27, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Yablonsky, Francine
 
1977:
 
December 4, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
Urdang, Laurence, Urdang's brother.
 
1978:
 
December 2, ((TLS, 2p))
 
Wallace, Ronald, 1945-, American author.
 
1979:
 
July 2, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1982:
 
May 29, ((TLS, 1p))
 
August 28, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1983:
 
February 17, ((TLS, 1p))
 
To Finkel, Donald, 1929-, American author
 
1982:
 
June 15, ((TLS, 1p))
 
August 3, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Walton, Kathy, Director, Associated Writing Programs.
 
1977:
 
November 11, ((TLS, 2p), Enc.: 1 p. flyer of Associated Writing Programs)
 
1978:
 
October 4, ((TL(x)S, 2p), With enclosures)
 
Watson, Red, friend.
 
1976:
 
February 13, ((TLS, 2p), includes extensive comments of The Woman Who Read Novels)
 
Weiss, Theodore Russell, 1916-, American author and editor.
 
1968:
 
May 13, ((ALS, 2p))
 
1970:
 
June 30, ((ALS, 2p))
 
July 9, ((ALS, 2p))
 
Whittemore, Reed, 1919-, American author.
 
[n.d.],
 
((ALS, 1p))
 
Zaranka, William, American author.
 
1976:
 
April 19, ((TLS, 3p), With enclosures)
 
April 30, ((ALS, 1p))
box-folder   1-2/4-9  
I. 2. Business correspondence. (1955-1983), (849 items.)   
Scope: Correspondence regarding Urdang's business dealings, primarily concerning the publication of her work.


 
Adams, Hazard Simeon, 1926-, American author and editor.
 
1955:
 
December 7, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1958:
 
February 26, ((TLS, 1p))
 
April 1, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Adams, Phoebe Lou, 1918-, American author and editor.
 
1955:
 
April 26, ((TLS, 1p))
 
October 13, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1957:
 
January 24, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1958:
 
April 9, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Barnes, Jim, 1933-, American author.
 
1980:
 
November 17, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1981:
 
January 23, ((ALS, 1p))
 
February 25, ((ALS, 1p))
 
Bennett, Joseph, 1922-1972, American author and editor.
 
1957:
 
May 8, ((ALS, 1p))
 
1958:
 
January 29, ((ALS, 1p))
 
July 2, ((ALS, 1p))
 
November 16, ((ALS, 1p))
 
Bonthron, Marian, editor, The Atlantic Monthly.
 
1957:
 
May 8, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Borchardt, Anne, literary agent.
 
1977:
 
May 19, ((TLS, 1p))
 
October 12, ((TLS, 2p), With enclosures)
 
October 24, ((TLS, 1p))
 
November 11, ((1p))
 
December 8, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1978:
 
June 6, ((TLS, 1p))
 
June 15, ((TLS, 1p))
 
June 21, ((TLS, 1p))
 
June 27, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1979:
 
June 4, ((TLS, 1p))
 
June 20, ((TLS, 1p))
 
July 24, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1980:
 
February 20, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1981:
 
November 24, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1982:
 
January 14, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Boyer, Robert, American author.
 
1981:
 
March 5, ((ALS, 1p))
 
Burden, Jean, 1914-, American author.
 
[n.d.],
 
((TLS, 1p))
 
1972:
 
March 18, ((ACS, 1p))
 
1976:
 
October 13, ((ALS, 1p))
 
Cappon, Alexander Patterson, 1900-, American editor and educator.
 
[n.d.],
 
((ALS, 2p))
 
Caskie, Marion Maxwell, 1890-1960, American editor.
 
1958:
 
January 28, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Ciard, John, 1916-, American author.
 
[n.d.],
 
((ALS, 1p))
 
1959:
 
January 13, ((ALS, 1p))
 
Contoski, Victor, 1936-, American author.
 
1979:
 
June 19, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Curley, Daniel, 1918-, American athor and editor.
 
1978:
 
January 25, ((TLS, 1p))
 
April 4, ((TLS, 1p))
 
August 24, ((TLS, 1p))
 
November 28, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1980:
 
February 9, ((TLS, 1p))
 
February 14, ((TLS, 1p))
 
March 2, ((TLS, 1p))
 
March 19, ((TLS, 1p))
 
March 27, ((TLS, 1p))
 
August 26, ((TLS, 2p))
 
September 28, ((TLS, 2p))
 
October 26, ((TLS, 1p))
 
November 4, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1981:
 
February 26, ((TLS, 1p))
 
June 6, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1982:
 
March 29, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Dacey, Philip, 1939-, American author.
 
[1971]:
 
[March] [5], ((TLS(x), 1p), With enclosures)
 
May 28, ((TLS, 3p), Enc.: The great American poem by Dacey, Ts(x), [n.d.], 2 pp.)
 
Davison, Peter, 1928-, American author.
 
1977:
 
October 3, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1979:
 
November 29, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1981:
 
November 19, ((TLS, 1p))
 
De Vere, Julianne.
 
1975:
 
February 20, ((TLS, 6p), Enc.: Ts(x) of preface by Richard Howard, 5 pp.)
 
March 3, ((TLS, 1p), with Ts response by Urdang on recto)
 
March 12, ((TL(cb)S, 2p), with Ts response by Urdang on recto)
 
(enc.: Ts(x) of Donald Justice's remarks, edited by Urdang)
 
Dickey, William, 1928-, American author.
 
1957:
 
February 26, ((ALS))
 
September 28, ((ALS, 2p))
 
Eckman, Frederick Willis, 1924-, American author.
 
1958:
 
May 28, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1959:
 
March 1, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Engle, Paul Hamilton, 1908-, American author.
 
1983:
 
June 29, ((TLS, 9p), With enclosures)
 
Field, Edward, 1924-, American author.
 
[n.d.],
 
((TLS, 1p))
 
[1976]:
 
October!5, ((TLS, 1p))
 
November 12, ((TLS, 1p))
 
November 26, ((TCS, 1p))
 
[1977]:
 
April 1, ((TCS, 1p))
 
1978:
 
February 1, ((TL(x)S, 1p))
 
March 8, ((TLS, 2p), Enc.: copyright form)
 
Finkel, David R.
 
1966:
 
November 1, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1967:
 
January 10, ((TLS, 1p))
 
January 13, ((TLS, 1p))
 
June 5, ((TLS, 1p))
 
August 21, ((TLS, 1p))
 
To Pizey, John
 
1966:
 
November 1, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1967:
 
January 10, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Way, David J
 
1967:
 
June 5, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
July 13, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
Finkel, Donald, 1929-, American author.
 
To Merriam, Eve, 1916-, American author
 
1971:
 
December 19, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1972:
 
March 4, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
Flores, Angel, 1900-, American translator.
 
1958:
 
August 5, ((TCS))
 
August 18, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1959:
 
May 18, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Ford, Harry, 1918-, American editor.
 
1975:
 
March 14, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Galassi, Jonathan.
 
1978:
 
November 30, ((TLS(x), 1p))
 
Gardner, John Champlin, 1933-, American author.
 
1976:
 
July 7, ((TLS, 2p), Comments on The Woman Who Read Novels)
 
September 24, ((TLS, 3p), Comments on The Woman Who Read Novels)
 
October 20, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Hall, Donald, 1928-, American author
 
[n.d.]:
 
(4 items)
 
1956:
 
May 31, ((ALS, 1p))
 
Halpern, Daniel, 1945-, American author
 
[n.d.]:
 
((TLS, 1p))
 
Harrison, Keith, 1932-, American editor.
 
[n.d.],
 
((ALS, 2p), on verso of TLS(x) announcing demise of magazine)
 
1979:
 
December 8, ((ALS, 2p))
 
December 14, ((ACS, 1p))
 
Hine, Daryl, 1936-, American author.
 
[n.d.],
 
((ACS, 1p))
 
((ALS, 1p))
 
1978:
 
February 14, ((TLS(x), 1p))
 
Howard, Richard, 1929-, American author.
 
[n.d.],
 
((ACS, 1p))
 
((TLS, 1p))
 
((TCS, 1p))
 
((TCS, 1p))
 
((TCS, 1p))
 
[1981]:
 
June 20, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Hudspeth, Frances H, American author.
 
1959:
 
September 22, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1960:
 
January 27, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Inness-Brown, Elizabeth, American author.
 
1980:
 
May 19, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1981:
 
September 14, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Kemp, Lysander Schaffer, 1920-, American author and translator.
 
1961:
 
November 15, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1962:
 
March 4, ((TLS, 1p))
 
April 23, ((TLS, 1p))
 
May 16, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Kennedy, X.J., 1929-, American author.
 
[n.d.],
 
((TLS, 1p))
 
1962:
 
June 15, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Kizer, Carolyn Ashley, 1925-, American author.
 
1962:
 
March 5, ((TLS, 1p))
 
May 9, ((TLS, 1p))
 
August 28, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Kumin, Maxine, 1925-, American author.
 
1983:
 
May 9, ((ACS, 1p))
 
Kuzma, Greg, 1944-, American author.
 
1978:
 
October 23, ((ALS, 1p))
 
1979:
 
January 2, ((ALS, 1p))
 
Larsen, Erling, 1909-, American author.
 
1966:
 
April 5, ((TLS(x), 1p))
 
1967:
 
March 16, ((TLS, 1p))
 
April 12, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Lea, Sydney, 1942-, American author.
 
[n.d.],
 
((TL(x)S, 1p))
 
[1978]:
 
December 28, ((TLS, 1p))
 
[1979]:
 
January 19, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1982:
 
January 29, ((ALS, 1p))
 
Levis, Larry, American author.
 
1980:
 
January 9, ((ALS, 1p))
 
Lynes, Russell, 1910-, American author.
 
1958:
 
March 25, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1959:
 
February 16, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Macauley, Robie, 1919-, American author and editor.
 
1978:
 
July 21, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Matchett, William H, 1923-, American author.
 
1962:
 
May 25, ((TLS, 2p))
 
June 2, ((TLS, 1p))
 
June 10, ((ALS, 1p))
 
Mazur, Gail, 1937-, American author.
 
[n.d.]
 
((TL, 1p))
 
Merker, Kim.
 
1976:
 
January 26 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Merriam, Eve, 1916-, American author.
 
To Finkel, Donald, 1929-, American author
 
1971:
 
December 27 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Moss, Howard, 1922-, American author.
 
1970:
 
November 24 ((TLS, 2p))
 
1979:
 
September 18 ((TLS, 1p))
 
December 27 ((TLS, 1p))
 
1980:
 
October 9 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Moss, Stanley, 1925-, American author.
 
1979:
 
August 29 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Nemerov, Howard, 1920-, American author.
 
[n.d.]:
 
2:23 ((TLS, 1p))
 
1963:
 
June 2 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Nims, John Frederick, 1913-, American author.
 
[n.d.]
 
((TLS, 1p))
 
1981:
 
October 12 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-, American author.
 
1983:
 
March 7 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Ochester, Ed, 1939-, American author and editor.
 
1970:
 
January 18 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Pauker, John S, 1920-, American author.
 
1967:
 
November 19 ((ALS, 1p))
 
Quinn, Kerker, American editor.
 
[n.d.]
 
((TLS, 2p))
 
((TLS, 1p))
 
1955:
 
October 3 ((TLS, 1p))
 
November 1 ((TLS, 1p))
 
[ca. 1957]:
 
[October] [17] ((TLS, 1p))
 
Rago, Henry Anthony, 1915-1969, American author and editor.
 
[n.d.]
 
((ACS, 2p))
 
((TCS, 1p))
 
((ALS, 2p))
 
((AL, 1p))
 
((TLS, 1p))
 
1955:
 
May 10 ((TLS, 1p))
 
June 20 ((TL, 1p))
 
July 20 ((TLS, 2p), Enc.: acceptance form)
 
1956:
 
March 29 ((TLS, 1p))
 
April 22 ((TLS, 2p), Enc.: acceptance form)
 
1957:
 
March 15 ((TLS, 1p))
 
October 4 ((TLS, 1p))
 
1958:
 
February 13 ((TLS, 1p))
 
July 2 ((TCS, 1p))
 
August 13 ((TLS, 2p), Enc.: acceptance form)
 
1960:
 
February 17 ((TLS, 2p), Enc.: acceptance form)
 
1962:
 
April 12 ((TLS, 1p), With enclosures)
 
1963:
 
June 11 ((TLS, 1p), With enclosures)
 
1964:
 
January 8 ((TLS, 1p))
 
March 20 ((TLS, 1p))
 
July 7 ((TLS, 1p))
 
December 15 ((TLS, 1p))
 
1966:
 
April 7 ((TLS, 1p))
 
1967:
 
June 1 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Rahv, Philip, 1908-1973, American author.
 
[n.d.]
 
((ALS, 1p))
 
Raiziss, Sonia.
 
1963:
 
April 12 ((ALS, 1p))
 
1964:
 
June 18 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Ransom, John Crowe, 1888-1974, American author.
 
1956:
 
October 8 ((TLS, 2p))
 
1957:
 
June 5 ((TLS, 1p))
 
1967:
 
March 25 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Ravenel, Shannon, American editor.
 
1981:
 
November 13 ((ALS, 2p))
 
Ray, David, 1932-, American author.
 
[n.d.]
 
((TCS, 1p))
 
((TLS, 1p))
 
1956:
 
September 24 ((TLS, 1p))
 
1977:
 
March 8 ((TL(x)S, 1p))
 
Ray, S J, 1891-1970, American editor.
 
[n.d.]
 
((ALS, 1p))
 
Ritchie, Elisavietta, 1932-.
 
1982:
 
June 21 ((TL(x)S, 1p))
 
October 8 ((TLS, 1p))
 
1983:
 
April 29 ((TCS, 1p))
 
Riuzler, Carol Eisen, 1941-, American author.
 
1972:
 
March 27 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Sanders, Scott, 1945-, American author.
 
1983:
 
March 3 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Sato, Satoru, 1909-, Japanese author.
 
[ca. 1967]:
 
((TLS, 2p))
 
Segal, David I, 1928?-1970, American author.
 
1967:
 
June 7 ((TLS, 1p))
 
1970:
 
June 25 ((TLS, 1p), With enclosures)
 
Seiler, Christine, German author.
 
1980:
 
May 13 ((TLS, 2p))
 
May 16 ((TCS, 1p))
 
Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913-, American author.
 
1957:
 
October 10 ((TLS, 1p))
 
[1958]:
 
March 14 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Shulman, Grace, American author.
 
[ca. 1978]:
 
[January] [18] ((ALS, 1p))
 
Solotaroff, Ted, 1928-, American author.
 
1970:
 
May 11 ((1p))
 
November 20 ((TLS, 2p))
 
Spears, Monroe K, 1916-, American author.
 
1958:
 
May 8 ((TLS, 1p))
 
August 7 ((TLS, 1p))
 
1959:
 
December 1 ((TLS, 1p))
 
1960:
 
July 5 ((ALS, 1p))
 
Starbuck, George, 1931-, American author.
 
1958:
 
August 20 ((TLS, 1p))
 
August 20 ((TL(cb)S, 1p))
 
Swenson, May, 1919-, American author.
 
1962:
 
October 1 ((TLS, 1p))
 
Terris, Virginia, American author.
 
1966:
 
March 20 ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
Urdang, Constance, 1922-, American author
 
To Barone, M Robin
 
1979:
 
May 3, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Bell, Pearl
 
1979:
 
June 11, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
July 23, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Bender, Eleanor
 
1977:
 
September 9, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
October 3, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1978:
 
March 29, ((TL, 1p))
 
To Bereano, Nancy
 
1981:
 
March 29, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To BITS Press, American publishers
 
1981:
 
February 23, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Black Sparrow Press
 
1975:
 
November 24, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Borchardt, Anne
 
[n.d.],
 
((AL, 2p))
 
1977:
 
May 23, ((TL, 1p))
 
May 31, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
October 17, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
October 28, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1978:
 
May 30, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1979:
 
May 30, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1980:
 
February 13, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1981:
 
November 9, ((TL(cb)))
 
To Braziller, George
 
1975:
 
December 29, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Cole, Lois Dwight, 1903-1979, American author
 
1971:
 
October 27, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Creamer, Bob
 
1962:
 
August 22, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1963:
 
January 10, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Curley, Daniel, 1918-, American author and editor
 
1978:
 
November 30, ((TLS(x), 1p))
 
To De Vere, Julianne
 
1975:
 
February 24, ((TL(cb), 5p), Enc.: Ts(cb) of Table of contents, 2 pp., and Ts(cb) of bio. data, 2 pp.)
 
March 2, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Dodd, Jane
 
1978:
 
November 13, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
November 13, ((TL(x), 1p))
 
To Doubleday & Co., American publishers
 
1971:
 
July 6, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Dwyer, Susan
 
1977:
 
October 29, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1978:
 
April 24, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Ehrlich, Daphne A
 
1967:
 
July 8, ((TL, 2p))
 
To Engle, Paul Hamilton, 1908-, American author
 
1970:
 
September 29, ((TLS(x), 1p))
 
To Famighetti, Bob
 
1979:
 
November 8, ((TLS(x), 1p))
 
To Farrar, John
 
1958:
 
January 6, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Fiction Collective, American publishers
 
1976:
 
February 11, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Friedensohn, Eli
 
1967:
 
March 15, ((TL(cb), 2p))
 
To Gardner, John Champlin, 1932-1982, American author
 
1976:
 
September 13, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
October 13, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Goodman, William B.
 
1978:
 
August 29, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
November 6, ((TL(cb), 2p))
 
December 14, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1979:
 
May 30, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1980:
 
April 3, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Griffith, E V, 1927-, American author
 
1978:
 
January 28, ((TLS, 2p), ALS response dated 1978: Feb. 3 by Griffith on recto)
 
(enc.: permission slip)
 
1980:
 
February 19, ((TL(x)S, 1p))
 
To Groffsky, Maxine
 
1975:
 
February 22, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
April 17, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1976:
 
January 21, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
March 2, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Gunderson, Joanna
 
1978:
 
June 15, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Hammond, Karla M, 1949-, American author
 
1981:
 
March 31, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Harper & Row
 
1971:
 
September 18, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1977:
 
July 5, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Holiday, Editors
 
1962:
 
August 11, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Horn, Geoffrey
 
1971:
 
April 12, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Howard, Richard, 1929-, American author
 
1975:
 
March 14, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Ippolito, Donna
 
1976:
 
March 15, ((TLS, 1p), with Auto. response by Ippolito on recto)
 
March 15, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1978:
 
July 1, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Kemp, Lysander Schaffer, 1920-, American author and translator
 
1962:
 
February 26, ((TL(cb), 8p), Enc.: The greatness of Mexico [poem] translated from the Spanish of Bernardo de Balbuena by Urdang, Ts(cb), [n.d.], 7 pp.)
 
To Kharivala, Carol
 
1975:
 
November 4, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Larsen, Erling, 1909-, American author
 
[ca. 1966]:
 
[April] [5], ((TL, 1p))
 
[ca. 1967]:
 
[March] [21], ((TL, 2p))
 
March 21, ((TL, 1p))
 
To Lawrence, Seymour
 
1974:
 
September 23, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Lawson, Paul
 
1962:
 
June 30, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
August 6, ((TL(cb), 1p), With enclosures)
 
To Macauley, Robie, 1919-, American author and editor
 
1978:
 
July 3, ((TL(x), 1p))
 
September 1, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Matheson, William
 
1964:
 
August 3, ((TL, 1p))
 
To Mayer, Peter M
 
1976:
 
February 24, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To McCall Publishing Co., American publishers
 
1972:
 
May 25, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Meeks, Esther
 
1974:
 
May 29, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Merker, Kim
 
1975:
 
December 26, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1976:
 
March 3, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Morrison, Henry
 
1971:
 
December 29, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Nemerov, Howard, 1920-, American author
 
1963:
 
May 23, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Nesbit, Lynn
 
1967:
 
June 27, ((TL, 1p))
 
July 8, ((TL, 2p))
 
To Newhouse, Victoria
 
1974:
 
July 17, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Nicholson, George
 
1974:
 
November 27, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Northouse, Cameron
 
1979:
 
March 14, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
May 30, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Norville, Barbara
 
1972:
 
February 22, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Ochester, Ed, 1939-, American author and editor
 
1981:
 
March 29, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Panich, Holly
 
1978:
 
May 7, ((TL(cb), 2p), Enc.: 1 p. Ts Table of contents for unidentified book)
 
To Pater, Alan F.
 
1979:
 
September 5, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Pizey, John
 
1964:
 
June 14, ((TL(cb) pag 1))
 
July 2, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
August 10, ((1p))
 
September 8, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
1966:
 
December 16, ((TL, 1p))
 
To Quigley, Robert N
 
1975:
 
May 28, ((TLS(x), 1p))
 
To Quinn, Alice
 
1980:
 
August 28, ((TLS(x), 1p))
 
1981:
 
March 29, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Rago, Henry Anthony, 1915-1969, American author and editor
 
1966:
 
April 5, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Red Dust Books
 
1977:
 
October 29, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Rinzler, Carol Eisen
 
1972:
 
March 4, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Selchow & Righter Co
 
1963:
 
January 8, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Shumaker, Jack
 
1981:
 
April 23, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Simon and Shuster, American publishers
 
1972:
 
April 14, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Sports Illustrated, Les Woodcock
 
1963:
 
January 8, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Swallow Press
 
1975:
 
August 30, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Tax, Jeremiah
 
1963:
 
January 8, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Terris, Virginia, American author
 
1966:
 
April 5, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
[April] [7], ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Van Duyn, Mona Jane, 1921-, American author
 
1964:
 
August 3, ((TL, 1p))
 
August 6, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Way, David J
 
1967:
 
May 3, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To White, John
 
1963:
 
May 23, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Williams, Emmett, American author
 
1967:
 
March 15, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Wright, Lee
 
1972:
 
January 26, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
To Yablonsky, Francine
 
1976:
 
April 6, ((TL(cb), 1p))
 
Van Duyn, Mona Jane, 1921-, American author.
 
[n.d.],
 
((TLS, 1p))
 
((ALS, 1p))
 
[ca. 1956]:
 
((ALS, 1p))
 
[ca. 1957]:
 
((ALS))
 
[ca. 1958]:
 
((ALS, 1p))
 
[ca. 1959]:
 
((ALS, 1p))
 
1964:
 
July 2, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1983:
 
July 12, ((ALS, 9p))
 
July 13, ((ALS, 2p), With enclosures)
 
Wagoner, David, 1926-, American author.
 
[n.d.]:
 
1:26, ((ALS, 1p))
 
Wallace, Robert, 1932-, American author.
 
1981:
 
February 28, ((ALS, 1p))
 
Weiss, Theodore Russell, 1916-, American author and editor.
 
1956:
 
December 8, ((ALS, 1p))
 
1957:
 
March 10, ((ALS, 1p))
 
West, Ray B, 1908-, American author.
 
1956:
 
October 12, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1961:
 
August 7, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Whittemore, Reed, 1919-, American author.
 
[n.d.],
 
((ALS, 1p))
 
((TC, ACS, 2p))
 
[1960]:
 
[February 23], ((ALS, 1p))
 
March 10, ((TLS, 1p))
 
1962:
 
July 29, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Williams, Emmett, American author.
 
1967:
 
March 22, ((TLS, 1p))
 
Wright, Charles Penzel, 1935-, American author.
 
[1982]:
 
October 28, ((TLS, 2p))
box-folder   3-6/10-30  
II. Material toward books. [series]: (320 items.)   
Scope: Consists of various drafts, copyedited manuscripts, miscellaneous correspondence, reviews and promotional material toward the following works by Urdang: Charades and Celebrations, Natural History, The Lone Woman and Others, Only the World, American Earthquake, The Woman Who Read Novels, and The Picnic in the Cemetery.


box-folder   3/10-12a  
II. 1. Charades and celebrations A. ca. 1965 (14 items.)   
Scope: Consists of Ts drafts and reviews of Charades and Celebrations (October House, 1965).


box-folder   3/10-11  
II. 1. a. Drafts. Consists of two Ts, Ts (cb) drafts. (2 items.)
box-folder   3/12  
II. 1. b. Reviews. Consists of 5 Ts drafts of reviews of Urdang's book. (5 items.)
box-folder   3-5/13-19  
II. 2. Natural history . ca. 1969 (148 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, drafts, page proofs toward and reviews of Natural History (Harper, 1969).


box-folder   3/13  
II. 2. a. Correspondence. 1 folder of correspondence relating to Natural History. (31 items.)
box-folder   3-4/14-17  
II. 2. b. Drafts. Consists of several drafts, draft fragments and a setting copy of book. (106 items.)
box-folder   5/18  
II. 2. c. Page Proof. Consists of one set of page proofs of book. (1 items.)
box-folder   5/19  
II. 2. d. Reviews. Consists of 10 individual reviews of Urdang's book from various newspapers and journals. (10 items.)
box-folder   5-6/20-25  
II. 3. The lone women and others . (147 items.)   
Scope: Consists of correspondence, drafts and promotional material toward, and reviews of The Lone Women and Others (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980).


box-folder   5/20  
II. 3. a. Correspondence. Consists of one folder of correspondence relating to The Lone Woman and Others. (78 items.)
box-folder   5/21-24  
II. 3. b. Drafts. Consists of drafts, draft fragments and a setting copy of the book. (22 items.)
box-folder   6/25  
II. 3. c. Reviews and promotional material. Consists of promotional material toward and reviews of the book. (47 items.)
box-folder   6/26-27  
II. 4. Only the world . 1983 (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of one Ts(x) draft and a review of Only the World (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983).


box-folder   6/26  
II. 4. a. Draft. Consists of manuscript marked "early version." (1 item.)
box-folder   6/27  
II. 4. b. Reviews. Consists of one review of book. (1 item.)
box-folder   6/28  
II. 5. American earthquake . (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of a Ts synopsis of book.


box-folder   6/29  
II. 6. The woman who read novels A. (1 item.)   
Scope: Consists of one Ts draft of The Women Who Read Novels.


box-folder   6/30  
II. 7. The picnic in the cemetery . (5 items.)   
Scope: Consists of 5 reviews of The Picnic in the Cemetery (Braziller, 1975).


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".)
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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.


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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.)
box-folder   8/43a  
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.


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IV. Miscellany. [series]: (78 items.)   
Scope: Consists of manuscripts by others, printed materials, various announcements for poetry readings and publications, personal miscellany, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous literary material.


box-folder   9/45  
IV. 1. Announcements, catalogs, newsletters. (22 items.)   
Scope: Consists of announcements, catalogs and newsletters collected by Urdang.


box-folder   9/46  
IV. 2. Clippings and xeroxes. (13 items.)   
Scope: Consists of clippings and xeroxes collected by Urdang.


box-folder   9/47  
IV. 3. Literary business. (15 items.)   
Scope: Consists of contracts,. royalty statements and invoices.


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IV. 4. Printed material and magazines. (4 items.)   
Scope: Consists of printed poems by others and magazines collected by Urdang.


 
Printed material:
 
Kizer, Carolyn Ashley. Afternoon happiness. Two Magpie Press, [n.d.]. broadside. Auto inscription to Urdang by Kizer on recto.
 
Phillips, Robert. Once. The Hudson Review, 1980. reprint from The Hudson Review. Auto inscription to Urdang by Phillips on title page.
 
Magazines:
 
Inprint. Indianapolis, IN.
 
Vol. 2, no. 4. (1981 Spring). Includes article about Urdang and Finkel doing workshop for Writers' Center, Indianapolis.
 
Webster Review. Webster Groves, MO.
 
Vol. 1, no. 2. (1974 Summer). Includes interview with Urdang and Finkel.
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IV. 5. Manuscripts by others. (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of 5 poetry manuscripts by other authors, most of which are filed in Ser. I.1.


 
Blair, Harry Mitchell.
 
The gunfighter [poem]. [1958]. (Ts(x). 1p. Filed in Ser. I.1. with TLS from Florence Gaughran, 1958: Sept. 4.)
 
Contoski, Victor.
 
I went to the hospital (fl) [poem]. 1970. (Ts. 1p. filed in Ser I.1 in text of letter from Contoski to Urdang, 1970:Nov 10.)
 
To the heart [poem]. 1966. (Ts. filed in Ser I.1 in text of letter from Contoski to Urdang, 1966:June 27.)
 
Carlos, Peter.
 
Son to son [poem]. [n.d.]. (Ts. Poem signed by author and subtitled For Constance Urdang. With poem is photo by Carlos.)
 
Dacey, Philip.
 
The great American poem . [n.d.]. (Ts(x). moderate revision. 2 drafts, 2p. Filed in Ser. I.1. with TLS from Dacey, 1971: May 28.)
 
Kizer, Carolyn.
 
Exodus [poem]. 1983: [January] [1]. (Ts. 2p. Inscribed to Finkel and Urdang by Kizer. Filed in Ser. I.1. with ALS from Kizer, 1983: Jan. 5.)
 
Skrainka, R L.
 
Other voices [poem]. 1977: May 13. (Ts(cb). 1p. Filed in Ser. I.1. with TLS from Skrainka, 1977: May 24.)
box-folder   9/49  
IV. 6. Personal miscellany. (22 items.)   
Scope: Consists of vita for Urdang, notes toward an introduction for Carolyn Kizer, and other notes and fragments.