Laughlin, James, 1914-1997
- Existence: 1914-10-30 - 1997-11-12
James Laughlin, American poet and literary book publisher who founded New Directions Publishing.
Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:
Besmilr Brigham papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1260
Overview: The Besmilr Brigham papers consists of correspondence, writings, notes and drawings, printed material, personal papers, and audiovisual media documenting the life and work of poet Besmilr Brigham. Materials date from 1931 to 2011, with the bulk dating between 1960 and 1990.
Dates: 1931-2011, bulk 1960s-1990
Julien Cornell papers relating to Ezra Pound
Call Number: YCAL MSS 176
Overview: The collection contains correspondence and professional files relating to Cornell's representation of Ezra Pound in the initial stages of the U.S. government's case against him for treason. In addition to Ezra and Dorothy Pound, correspondents include T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, James Laughlin, Arthur Moore, Omar Pound, Mary de Rachewiltz, and Olga Rudge. Topics include Pound's physical and mental condition in 1945-46; the treason charge against him; the efforts to have him declared mentally...
Fantasy Magazine papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 55
Overview: The Fantasy Magazine Papers consist of manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials documenting the life of the magazine.
Robert Fitzgerald papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 222
Overview: Series I, Correspondence, consists chiefly of incoming personal and professional correspondence and family correspondence. The collection is particularly rich for its correspondence with poets, editors, translators, publishers, and literary scholars and critics during the middle part of the 20th century. There are letters from many well-known poets writing in English during this period, including W.H. Auden, John Berryman, Elizabeth Bishop, Louise Bogan, James Dickey, T.S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney,...
Laughlin, James, 1914- 3 TLS to Charles Antin
Call Number: 1990-ycal-0416-s
James Laughlin papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 654
Overview: The James Laughlin Papers contain writings by Laughlin and others, an award acceptance speech by Laughlin, papers and audiocassettes relating to "New Directions at 50," the 50th Anniversary of New Directions exhibition at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, and various material removed from printed volumes.
Dates: 1939-1994, bulk 1976-1994
Letter : Box 606, Norfolk, Connecticut, to Mr. Bailey, 1992 Aug 16
Part of Collection — Box: 1, Folder: GROUP 6, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: TLS regarding Laughlin's Pound as Wuz: Essays and Lectures on Ezra Pound. On New Directions Publishing Corp. letterhead.
Dates: 1992 Aug 16
Letter : New Directions, 500 Fifth Avenue, 18, New York, to "Dear Gardiner", n.y. Mar 21
Part of Collection — Box: 1, Folder: GROUP 6, F-2
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: TLS concerning printing and distribution arrangements for several New Directions titles.
Dates: n.y. Mar 21
Letters from Laughlin to Charles Antin, 1972 October 26-1973 January 25
Part of Collection — Box: 1, Folder: GROUP 6, F-4
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: 3 TLS to Charles Antin concerning various New Directions publications and other books
Dates: 1972 October 26-1973 January 25
Louis Lohr Martz Correspondence
Call Number: YCAL MSS 881
Scope and Contents: The Louis Lohr Martz Correspondence comprises Martz's correspondence with the American and British writers Iris Murdoch, Richard Hugo, David Ignatow, James Laughlin, Owen Slavitt, Diane Wakoski, and Robert Penn Warren. Six page proofs of works by Murdoch are included, as are writings by other correspondents.
Photograph, 1987 Apr 10
Part of Collection — Box: 82 (Broadside), Folder: GROUP 6, F-3
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Snapshot by Ron Seitz of James Laughlin and Guy Davenport in Davenport's home in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dates: 1987 Apr 10
Ezra Pound Papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 43
Overview: The Ezra Pound Papers document the literary career and political interests of Ezra Pound. Major correspondents include Richard Aldington, George Antheil, William Bird, T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, James Laughlin, Wyndham Lewis, Marianne Moore, Odon Por, and Henry Swabey. The collection contains manuscripts of many of Pound's works, including the Cantos, Guide to Kulchur, and scripts of Pound's wartime radio broadcasts.
Ezra Pound papers : addition
Call Number: YCAL MSS 53
Overview: The Ezra Pound Papers Addition consists of material related to the life and career of the American poet Ezra Pound and includes correspondence, manuscripts, and a small quantity of personal papers and audiovisual materials. Correspondents include Homer and Isobel Pound, George Antheil, Basil Bunting, T. S. Eliot, James Laughlin, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. Manuscripts inclue draft portions of The Cantos, autograph scores of Le Testament de Villon and...
Dates: 1862-1983, bulk 1960-1971
James Purdy papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 44
Overview: The papers document aspects of Purdy's early literary career. Major correspondents include Carl Van Vechten, John Cowper Powys, Edith Sitwell,Paul Bowles, and Gerald Brenan.
Sister Mary Bernetta Quinn papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 177
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, writings and notes, photographs, and newspaper clippings relating to Sister Bernetta Quinn's scholarly work on the poetry of Ezra Pound and other modern poets. Correspondents include Robert Bly, Guy Davenport, Caroline Gordon, James Laughlin, Denise Levertov, Robert Lowell, Mary de Rachewiltz, Olga Rudge, Holly Stevens, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren. Subjects include Sister Bernetta's scholarly work; writing and American poetry in general; conference and...
Harry Roskolenko collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 142
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence and writings of American writer Harry Roskolenko. Correspondents include William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, Carl Sandburg, Katharine Anne Porter, John Dos Passos, Dwight Macdonald, William Saroyan, Wallace Stevens, Cleanth Brooks, Archibald MacLeish, Lewis Mumford, John Wheelwright, and James Laughlin, among other American poets, editors, critics, and publishers.Writings include a manuscript poem titled "Perfidious Albion," a...
Olga Rudge Papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 54
Overview: The Olga Rudge Papers document many aspects of Rudge's personal life and professional activities. There are 32 boxes of letters between Ezra Pound and Rudge. Other major correspondents include Mary de Rachewiltz, James Laughlin, George Antheil, Renata Borgatti, conte Guido Chigi Saracini, Cyril Connolly, T. S. Eliot, Egerton Grey, Desmond O'Grady, D. D. Paige, Ildebrando Pizzetti, Dorothy Pound, and Adrian Stokes. The papers also contain daily notebooks kept by Rudge from 1966 on; a variety of...
Olga Rudge papers : addition
Call Number: YCAL MSS 241
John J. Slocum papers relating to Ezra Pound
Call Number: YCAL MSS 171
Overview: Correspondence between Slocum and Pound concerning Slocum's attempts to place works by Pound in American magazines; Pound's political and economic views; general literary matters; and their mutual friend James Laughlin. The collection also contains typescripts of three articles by Pound, including "In War Begin Responsibilities," and of a talk on Pound by Slocum, "Cast a Cold Eye."
Gustaf Sobin papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 647
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence and writings that document the life and work of the American poet Gustaf Sobin. Correspondence sheds light on his relationships with other literary figures, including René Char, James Laughlin, Hyatt Waggoner, and Charles Tomlinson, among others. Writings consist of extensive notes and drafts for most of his major works and provide comprehensive documentation of his creative process.