Merrill, James, 1926-1995
- Existence: 1926-03-03 - 1995-02-06
James Merrill (1926-1995), American poet.
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
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,...
Forrest Gander papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 765
Overview: Collection contains correspondence, writings, printed material, and other paper by or relating to American poet Forrest Gander. There is correspondence with other poets, writers, translators, and publishers. Correspondents include James Merrill, Robert Creeley, Clayton Eshleman, Rosmarie Waldrop, Fanny Howe, Ann Lauterbach, Michael Palmer, Michael Ondaatje, Marjorie Welish, David Shapiro, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Henri Cole, Peter Cole, Peter Gizzi, and many...
Dates: 1849-2016, bulk 1980-2006
Barbara Howes papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 59
Overview: The Barbara Howes papers contain writings, correspondence, personal and financial papers, and photographs documenting the life and literary career of American poet and editor Barbara Howes. The collection includes extensive files on all of Howes's book-length publications and many manuscripts and typescripts of individual poems, short stories and articles; her correspondence with her family, particularly with her mother and her husband, the poet William Jay Smith; and letters from a wide circle...
Frederick R. Koch collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 601
Overview: The Frederick R. Koch Collection consists of musical, literary, and historical materials collected by Frederick R. Koch, principally through purchases at public auctions, 1979-1986. Including individual items, concentrations of related materials, and several extensive archives, the collection is a broad and deep resource for study of the lives and works of a range of composers, authors, and other historical figures.Most materials are music manuscripts, literary manuscripts, drawings, and...
Robin Magowan papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 612
Scope and Contents: The collecton consists of correspondence, writings, notebooks, printed material, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other papers documenting the life and work of poet and writer Robin Magowan. Writings include manuscripts and typescripts of poems and prose, including drafts and corrected copies of Lilac Cigarette in a Wish Cathedral (University of South Carolina Press, 1998), Memoirs of a Minotaur (Story Line Press, 1999), and other works. Includes correspondence and other papers...
J. D. McClatchy papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 705
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, personal papers, printed material, audiovisual material, memorabilia, and artwork that document the life and work of author J. D. McClatchy from his youth to the 2010s. Correspondence is both personal and professional and includes letters from Anthony Hecht, James Merrill, Robert Penn Warren, and Richard Wilbur, among many other prominent figures of 20th and 21st century American literature, as well as correspondence relating to...
James Merrill papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 580
Overview: The collection consists of writings, correspondence, photographs, audiovisual material, artwork, printed material, computer disks and other papers by or relating to James Merrill and documenting aspects of his work as a poet and writer. Some of the material was created and accumulated by J. D. McClatchy, who served as executor of Merrill's estate and who co-edited several volumes of Merrill's works, including Collected Poems (2001), Collected Novels and Plays (2002), Collected Prose (2004), The...
Note : Stonington, to Elizabeth Stifton, 86 August 8
Part of Collection — Box: 46, Folder: GROUP 915, F-3
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Typescript note, signed, providing a blurb for "MM's Prose," referring to The Complete Prose of Marianne Moore (New York: Viking Press, 1986).
Dates: 86 August 8
Eleanor Perényi papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 1771
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, printed material, diaries, research notes, photographs, and other papers by or relating to Eleanor Perényi. Correspondents include Perényi's parents Grace Zaring and Ellis Stone, as well as other writers such as Alfred Corn, Mary McCarthy, J. D. McClatchy, and James Merrill. Letters to her parents describe the social and political atmosphere in Eastern Europe, where she lived with her husband Baron Zsigmond Perényi, prior to and at the start...
Dates: 1886-2007, bulk 1937-1988
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 77
Overview: The Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Collection contains manuscripts, letters, photographs, clippings, artworks, and research materials relating to the life and work of Gertrude Stein and her companion, Alice B. Toklas gathered during the years following Stein's death to supplement the Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Papers (YCAL MSS 76). Items from such friends and admirers as Elizabeth Fuller Chapman, Doda Conrad, Clement Hurd, Samuel Steward, and Donald Sutherland complement the...
"The yellow pages: 59 poems", 1971 Nov
Part of Collection — Box: 46, Folder: GROUP 915, F-2
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Poems, typescript, bound in yellow colored volume, with presentation inscription to Robin [Magowan]: "Robin:--just to fill out the shelf (don't mention it: I only had strength to put 25 copies together)--with love always. JM. xmas 1971."
Dates: 1971 Nov
Edmund White papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 808
Overview: Includes personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, research files, biographical material, financial papers, photographs, slides, audio visual material, ephemera.
Dates: circa 1905-2016
"Words for Maria", [ca. 1966]
Part of Collection — Box: 46, Folder: GROUP 915, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Poem, typescript carbon, corrected in manuscript.
Dates: [ca. 1966]
Stephen Yenser papers relating to James Merrill
Call Number: YCAL MSS 581
Overview: This collection consists of material created and accumlated by Stephen Yenser in the course of researching and editing the literary work of James Merrill. Material primarily includes correspondence between Yenser and Merrill spanning 1967 to 1995 and various drafts of Merrill's writings.