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Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988



  • Existence: 1919 - 1988


Robert Duncan (1919-1988), American poet

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Besmilr Brigham papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1260

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

Christmas card, 1966-67

 Part of Collection — Box 41: [Barcode: 39002137170503], Folder: GROUP 677, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Holograph manuscript, initialed by Robert Duncan, pasted onto a reproduction of a pen and ink drawing by Jess Duncan and tipped onto a larger sheet, initialed by Jess Duncan.

Dates: 1966-67

"Earth's winter song", 1965 [Dec]

 Part of Collection — Box 41: [Barcode: 39002137170503], Folder: GROUP 677, F-2
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Christmas card from Duncan and Jess consisting of poem, holograph, initialed and dated by Duncan, with inscription on verso of decorated front cover: "with our fond wishes for the New Year Robert and Jess for Adele and Henry Wenning." Accompanied by envelope.

Title from front cover.

Dates: 1965 [Dec]

"Faust foutu", 1952 April 23

 Part of Collection — Box 99: [Barcode: 39002140920084], Folder: 31
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Carbon typescript, signed, of Robert Duncan's play Faust Foutu. Also includes a mimeograph program from the play.

Dates: 1952 April 23

H. D. Papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 24
Abstract: The papers document the personal life and literary career of H. D. Major correspondents include Richard Aldington, Bryher, Helen Wolle Doolittle, Robert McAlmon, Brigit Patmore, Norman Holmes Pearson, George Plank, and Ezra Pound. There are manuscripts of many of her works, including Her (1927), The Walls Do Not Fall (1944), Helen in Egypt (1961), and her memoir End to Torment (1958). The collection also contains personal papers, subject files, and photographs, including items related to the...
Dates: 1887-1977

Papers relating to "Poets and poetry: San Francisco Poetry Center program notes", [ca. 1956-70]

 Part of Collection — Box 41: [Barcode: 39002137170503], Folder: GROUP 677, F-3
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Production file relating to a book project on the early years (1956-1963) of the San Francisco Poetry Center. Papers include a table of contents, or chronology of events, and biographical and critical texts on Randall Jarrell, Charles Olson, Robert Lowell, Marianne Moore, and others.

Dates: [ca. 1956-70]

"Part I: Beginnings", 1962, undated

 Part of Collection — Box 103: [Barcode: 39002140920290], Folder: 4
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Two typescript drafts of a section in a book by Robert Duncan on H.D. The section was published as chapter one of “Part I: Beginning,” in The H.D. Book, volume one in the series The Collected Writings of Robert Duncan. Accompanied by an autograph note from Norman Holmes Pearson saying that Duncan planned to present the section to H.D. on her 75th birthday, but it was not completed.

Dates: 1962, undated

Ezra Pound miscellany

Call Number: YCAL MSS 182

The collection consists of letters and a few manuscripts by or related to Ezra Pound. Correspondents include Ubaldo degli Uberti; Ethel de Courcy Duncan; Robert Duncan; Gladys Hines; Lewis Maverick; Donald J. Paquette; Odon Por; and Louis Zukofsky. Manuscripts include holographs of "To Our Lady of Vicarious Atonement" and "What I Feel about Walt Whitman" by Pound and biographical notes on Pound by Lewis Maverick.

Dates: 1909-1973