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Weil, James L.



  • Existence: 1929 June 15


James L. Weil, born 15 June 1929 in New York to Morris, a financier, and Charlotte (Ullman) Weil, was a poet and publisher. He attended the University of Chicago (1950) and Oxford University (1954) before going to work for the Dialight Corporation (1954-1968). Weil founded the Elizabeth Press (1963-1981), an important publisher of American poetry in the 1960s and 1970s, and published limited edition chapbooks and keepsakes under his own name from 1985 onward. His authors include William Bronk (1918-1999), Cid Corman (1924-2004), Larry Eigner (1927-1996), Theodore Enslin (1925-2011), Felix Stefanile (1920-2009), and others.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Fred Jeremy Seligson Collection of Cid Corman and James Weil

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1200
Scope and Contents: The collection contains correspondence, writings by Cid Corman, and other papers. Series I and Series II includes correspondence to Seligson from Corman and James Weil and third party correspondence between Corman and Weil. There are 108 pieces of correspondence from Corman to Seligson dating from 1982 to 2002. Corman's letters discuss personal, literary, and cultural matters, as well as travel. Third party correspondence features approximately 332 pieces of correspondence from Weil to...
Dates: 1958-2010

James L. Weil papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 825
Abstract: The Weil papers contain correspondence, production files and writings, records of the Elizabeth Press, printed and audiovisual materials, and personal papers. The collection is made up of twenty-one separate donations made by Weil from 1983 to 2005. The first several accessions consist exclusively of materials relating to publications by Weil, while later accessions, beginning with the October 1990 Acquisition, consist of larger groups of material including correspondence, production files,...
Dates: 1927-2005

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