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PLATH MSS. II, Boxes 9-15

9: Prose - non-fiction; Letters Home

Boxes 9-13: Memorabilia

Boxes 14-15: Miscellaneous

Oversize:

  • 1: Awards
  • 2: The Bradford
  • 3: High School Scrapbook
  • 4-7: Art Scrapbooks
  • 8: Smith scrapbook
  • 9: Self-portrait
  • 10: Clippings - Writings
  • 11: Clippings - Miscellaneous

Box 9: Prose - non-fiction; Letters Home

  • folder 1: A-R
    • The Arts in America: 1954. Collage by a Collegian. Typescript carbon with holograph changes. [1954?] 15 p.
    • B. and K. at the Claridge's. Typescript carbon. [ca. 1956] 10 p.
    • Beach Plum Season on Cape Cod. Typescript carbon, with holograph change. [ca. 1958] 4 p.
    • "Guess where it's heaven to be a girl" [first line]. Typescript with holograph corrections. [ca. 1956] 3 p.
    • The Ideal Summer. Typescript with holograph changes. Typescript carbon. n.d. 6 p., 7 p.
    • In Retrospect; A Plea for Moderation, by Sylvia Plath and Marcia Brown. Typescript carbon with holograph corrections. [ca. 1951] 4 p.
    • Leaves from a Cambridge Notebook. Typescript carbon. [ca. 1956] 7 p. [On verso of p. 7 are some holograph notes.]
    • Poppy Day at Cambridge. Typescript. [ca. 1956] 9 p.
  • folder 2: S-Z
    • Smith College in Retrospect. Typescript with holograph changes. n.d. 8 p.
    • Social Life without Sororities: A Profile of Smith College. Typescript with holograph changes. [ca. 1954] 8 p.
    • Spring Sketching in Paris. 1 typescript and 1 carbon with holograph corrections. n.d. 5 p., 6 p. Carbon copy carries title:"Americaine in Paris." Included is rejection note from the Christian Science Monitor.
    • Tea with O[live] H[iggins] P[routy]. Typescript with holograph changes. n.d. 6 p. Included are holograph background notes.
    • [Various Reviews]. Typescripts with holograph changes. n.d. 6 p. [Untitled reviews of a play, movie, record, etc.]
    • Wardrobe for Six Weeks in Europe. Typescript with holograph corrections. n.d. 16 p. [Apparently written for Vogue's Prix de Paris contest. Includes fashion articles, party ideas and three poems: Closet Drama, The Desperate Hours, and Checkmate.]
    • Watching the Water-Voles. Typescript. [ca. 1958] 6 p.
  • folders 3-11: Prose - Letters Home By Sylvia Plath, edited by Aurelia Schober Plath. New York: Harper & Row, 1975. Typescript carbon (1,107 p. in 8 folders) with numerous holograph changes, corrections, and notes. Differs substantially from printed version. Included is one folder of 124 manuscript notes by Aurelia S. Plath that were removed from the original letters. The folders are arranged as follows:
    • folder 3: Preface. 62 p.
    • folder 4: Part One. 167 p.
    • folder 5: Part Two. 133 p.
    • folder 6: Part Three. 161 p.
    • folder 7: Part Four. 161 p.
    • folder 8: Part Five. 107 p.
    • folder 9: Part Six. 178 p.
    • folder 10: Part Seven. 138 p.
    • folder 11: Notes. 124 items.

Box 9, folder 12 - Box 13: Memorabilia

  • folder 12: School awards and promotions. 6 items. Includes scrapbook with grades and awards; also other awards and certificate of promotion in the Methodist Church. [Also Oversize no. 1.]

Box 10: High school memorabilia(f. 1-6)

  • folder 1: Papers, tests and assignments 26 items. Arranged alphabetically. All by Sylvia Plath. The contents are as follows:
    • Anthology of American Poetry. Typescript. 21 p.
    • Arrowsmith. 2 versions. Both holograph with instructor's comments. 2 p., 2 p. For English 21.
    • Artistic Description. Typescript. 7 p. Typescript carbon. 5 p. For English 21.
    • Childhood Fears. Typescript with instructor's comments. 4 p. For English 21.
    • English. Holograph with instructor's comments. 6 p. For English 21.
    • A Happy Excursion; (Conversation Continued). Typescript with instructor's comments. 3 p. For English 21.
    • The House of the Seven Gables; Project. Holograph with instructor's comments. 24 p. For English 21.
    • Informative Description. Holograph with instructor's comments. 3 p. For English 21.
    • King Lear. Typescript with instructor's comments. 2 p. For English 31.
    • King Richard III. Typescript with instructor's comments. 3 p. For English 31.
    • Kristin Lavransdatter. Typescript with instructor's comments. 2 p. For English 41.
    • The Latter-Day Saints. Typescript with instructor's comments. 26 p. For English 41.
    • "A Life Beyond Life." Holograph with instructor's comments. 2 p. For English 31.
    • Mrs. Dalloway. [See Box 10, folder 8]
    • Othello's Jealousy. Holograph with instructor's comments. 3 p. For English 31.
    • Outline for Studying an Anthology. Typescript. 8 p. For English 21.
    • Précis. Holograph with instructor's comments. 1 p. For English 31.
    • Romeo and Juliet. Typescript with instructor's comments. 3 p. For English 31.
    • Snowstorms. Holograph. Dec. 2, 1946. 2 p. For III English 7.
    • T.S. Eliot. Holograph with instructor's comments. 11 p.
    • Test. Holograph with instructor's comments. 4 p. For English 21.
    • [Test?]. Holograph with instructor's comments. 5 p.
    • Thought Patterns on Paper. Holograph. Sept. 17, 1946. 2 p. For III English 7.
    • Tolstoy's Philosophy of History. Typescript. 14 p. For English 41.
  • folder 2-3: Notes. For history, biology, and art history classes. 6 items.
  • folder 4: The Wellesleyan, 1950. High school yearbook containing autographs and notes by Aurelia S. Plath.
  • folder 5: Diploma. Plath's high school diploma, June 7, 1950, from Gamaliel Bradford Senior High School.
  • folder 6: Miscellaneous. Arranged chronologically. 6 items. Includes items concerning Plath's boyfriends and dates, class song, etc.
  • Oversize:
    • The Bradford. High school newspaper. Plath was co-editor her senior year. Issues include: Vol. 5, No. 6 - Vol. 6, No. 6 (1949, June 7 - 1950, June 6), lacking Vol. 6, No. 1. 6 items. [Oversize no. 2]
    • High School Scrapbook. Includes photographs, memorabilia, correspondence and clippings; heavily annotated by Plath. [Oversize no. 3]

Box 10: Smith College memorabilia (f. 7-10) Class papers. 27 items arranged alphabetically. All items are by Plath. Contents are as follows:

  • folder 7: A-Ep
    • The Age of Anxiety and the Escape from Freedom. Typescript with instructor's comments. May 1954. 8 p. History 38b.
    • The Agony of Will. Typescript with instructor's comments. Dec. 18, 1950. 8 p. English 11b.
    • Atmosphere in the Short Story. Typescript with instructor's comments. Nov. 6, 1950. 6 p. English 11b.
    • "Character is Fate." Typescript with instructor's comments. Nov. 22, 1950. 6 p. English 11b.
    • Chiaroscuro and Counterpoint. Typescript with instructor's comments. May 11, 1953. 13 p. English 39b.
    • [Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas]. Typescript draft with numerous holograph changes and corrections. 4 p. [On versos of each page are typescript drafts of one or more short stories, all incomplete.]
    • Darwin, Marx, Wagner; an Essay. Typescript. 12 p. History 11.
    • The Devil's Advocate. Typescript with instructor's comments. Mar. 24, 1954. 11 p. Russian 35b.
    • The Dualism of Thomas Mann. Typescript with instructor's comments. Jan. 17, 1950. [i.e. 1951] 12 p. English 11b.
    • Edith Sitwell and the Development of Her Poetry. Typescript with instructor's comments. Mar. 25, 1953. 29 p. Modern Poetry Unit.
  • folder 8: Eq-Z
    • The Equilibrists. Typescript draft with numerous holograph changes and corrections. 4 p. [On versos of each page are typescript drafts of short stories, all incomplete.]
    • "Fish in Unruffled Lakes". Typescript draft with numerous holograph changes and corrections. 3 p.
    • The Golden Season. Typescript with instructor's comments. Oct. 16, 1950. 4 p. English 11b.
    • The Imagery in Patterns. Typescript with instructor's comments. Apr. 18, 1951. 6 p. English 11.
    • "In Memory of Major Robert Gregory". Typescript draft with numerous holograph changes and corrections. 11 p.
    • Modern Tragedy in the Classic Tradition. Typescript with instructor's comments. Feb. 26 [1951?]. 6 p. English 11b.
    • Mrs. Dalloway. Typescript. 4 p. English 31. [Note: this item has since been identified as a paper written during Plath's high school years.]
    • A New Idiom. Typescript with instructor's comments. May 9, 1951. 9 p. English 11b
  • folder 8: Eq-Z
    • Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen. Typescript draft with numerous holograph changes and corrections. 8 p.
    • Religion As I See It. Typescript with instructor's comments. May 3, 1952. 9 p.
    • [Religious Beliefs]. Typescript. 3 p.
    • Somebody and We. Typescript with holograph corrections and instructor's comments. Nov. 15, 1951. 8 p. English 220a(b).
    • The Spectrum of F. Scott Fitzgerald; A Study of Color Imagery in Tender Is the Night. Typescript with instructor's comments. Apr. 21, 1955. 10 p. English 417b.
    • The Tragedy of Progress. Typescript with instructor's comments. Mar. 19, 1951. 6 p. English 11b.
    • Unitarianism: Yesterday and Today. Typescript with instructor's comments. Dec. 8, 1951. 9 p. Religion 14.
  • folder 9: Information concerning requirements for the honors thesis. 3 items
  • folder 10: James Joyce notebook. Notes from Elizabeth Drew's British Literature class.

Box 11: Smith College memorabilia (Continued)

  • folders 1-3: Papers, continued
    • 3 items. All items are by Plath unless otherwise noted. Contents are as follows:
    • 1: The Magic Mirror; A Study of the Double in Two of Dostoevsky's Novels. Typescript carbon, bound. 1955. 69 p. Included is a letter from Evelyn Page to Sylvia Plath, June 17, 1955.
    • 2: Notes for The Magic Mirror. Holograph and typescript. 56 p.
    • 3: Note cards for The Magic Mirror. Holograph and typescript. 94 cards.
  • folders 4-8: Notebooks
    • 13 items. Includes notebooks for Art 13, Government II, Hillel Lectures, History 38b, Medieval Literature, Milton, Religion 14, and Modern American Literature.

Box 12: Smith College memorabilia (continued)

  • folders 1-3: Notebooks (continued)
    • 8 items. Notebooks for Modern American Literature, Modern Art [course audited by Plath during the year she taught at Smith], Modern Poetry, Physical Science, Religion 14, 35b, and Shakespeare.
  • folder 4: Who's Who in 1954. Publication concerning the freshman class of 1950.
  • folder 5: Publishers' agreements
    • 7 items. Agreements with Triangle Publications for the poems and stories: Sonnet to a Dissembling Spring, Initiation, Cinderella, Ode on a Bitten Plum, Den of Lions, The Suitcases are Packed Again, and Carnival Nocturne.
  • folder 6: Elks notebook. Contains correspondence, letters of recommendation, and related materials compiled by Plath when applying for the Elks' "Most Valuable Student" award.
  • folder 7: Mademoiselle materials. 32 items in 1 folder. Relating to College Board and Guest Editorship. Correspondence, arranged chronologically.
    • Abels, Cyrilly. To Plath, et al. Memo. June 11, 1953.
    • Abels, Cyrilly. To Sally Rosenthal. Sept. 10, 1952 (carbon - enclosed with Margarita G. Smith to Plath, Sept. 11, 1952).
    • Little, Marybeth. To Plath. Dec. 17, 1952; Mar. 6 (enclosure), Apr. 16, 27, May 5, 18, 20, 26, 1953.
    • Mayberry, Jane Bedell. To Plath. May 6, 21 (carbon), 1953. Smith, Margarita G. To Plath. Sept. 11 (enclosure), 1952; Mar. 6 (enclosed in Marybeth Little to Plath, Mar. 6, 1953), Apr. 27, 1953.
    • [Weaver, Polly]. To Plath. Memo. June 3, 1953 (enclosure). The enclosure is a hand-writing analysis.
    • Witten, Barbara. To Plath. Oct. 3, 1951.
    • Miscellaneous
    • Guest Editor Schedule. Mimeo with holograph notes by Plath. 5 p.
    • Your Job As Mademoiselle's Guest Editor. Mimeo with holograph note by Plath. 2 p.
    • A short, short history of Mademoiselle. Mimeo. 3 p.
    • Mademoiselle - Personnel. Mimeo. June 1, 1953. 2 p.
    • Natalie Stack's Memo to Guest Editors. Mimeo. June 1, 1953. 2 p.
    • 1953 Guest Editors - Mademoiselle. Mimeo. 2 p.
    • Geri Trotta's Memo to Guest Editors about Entertainment. Mimeo. 3 p.
    • Mademoiselle's Editors and Departments and What They Do. Mimeo. 5/28/53. 4 p.
    • Jane Mayberry's Instructions for the Interview with Elizabeth Bowen. Mimeo and holograph. 2 p.
    • Polly Weaver's Memo to Guest Editor. Mimeo. May 1, 1953. 1 p.
    • Vocational Story by Sylvia Plath. Typescript carbon. 5 p.
    • Vita and Draft of Analysis of the College Mademoiselle Issue by Sylvia Plath. Holograph with corrections and changes. 12 p.
    • Janet Wagner's Resume from the Frances Gill Model Agency.
    • Christmas Card from Mademoiselle.
  • folder 8: 1955 Hamper Smith College yearbook.
  • folder 9: Wedding invitations
    • Invitations to Plath. 1953-1955. 22 items.
  • folder 10: Miscellaneous. 33 items. Includes draft of application to Smith, grades, reading lists, commencement materials, and assorted mimeos.
  • Oversize: Scrapbooks
    • Art Scrapbooks. 4 volumes prepared for art classes relating to design, color and arrangement.
    • [Oversize nos. 4-7]
    • Smith Scrapbook. Contains photographs, correspondence and memorabilia; heavily annotated by Plath. [Oversize no. 8]

Box 13: Cambridge, Newnham College

  • folder 1: Application material
    • Correspondence and other materials relating to Plath's acceptance to Newnham College. 16 items.
  • folders 2-4: Papers. 30 items. The papers were written for various tutorials and all are by Plath. Arranged chronologically. The contents are as follows:
  • folder 2: Oct. 1955-Sept. 1956
    • Four Tragedies of Corneille: The Conflict of Good with Good. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Oct. 26, 1955. 9 p.
    • Strindberg: Tragic Concept and Dramatic Form. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Jan. 22, 1956. 15 p.
    • The Question of Tragedy in Chekhov's Plays. "Studies in Frustration" or an "Affirmation of Life?" Typescript. Feb. 5, 1956. 8 p.
    • The Drama of Yeats and Synge. (A Few Miscellaneous Notes and Observations, Only). Typescript with supervisor's comments. Feb. 13, 1956. 8 p.
    • Passion as Destiny in Racine's Plays. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Mar. 3, 1956. 15 p.
    • Some Few Observations on "Disagreeables" in the Plays of Webster and Tourneur. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Mar. 12, 1956. 7 p.
    • Some Preliminary Notes on Plato and Popper: Concerning The Republic. Typescript with holograph changes and supervisor's comments. May 14, 1956. 10 p.
  • folder 3: Oct. 1956-Feb. 14, 1957
    • Some Observations on The City Of God. Typescript with holograph changes and supervisor's comments. Oct. 16, 1956. 13 p.
    • On The Elevation Of Reason: Some Notes Concerning the Cambridge Platonists, Whichcote and Smith. Typescript with holograph corrections and supervisor's comments. Oct. 24, [1956]. 5 p. Also, typescript notes, 2 p.
    • Some Notes on Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity (Books 1-3). Typescript with holograph corrections and supervisor's comments. Oct. 30, 1956. 11 p.
    • Some Notes on Hobbes' Leviathan. Typescript with holograph corrections and supervisor's comments. Nov. 8, 1956. 10 p.
    • The Utilitarianism of Bentham and Mill: Some Comparisons and Contrasts. Typescript with holograph changes and notes. Nov. 27, 1956. 10 p.
    • Literature Versus Dogma. Typescript with holograph changes. Dec. 4, 1956. 7 p.
    • Chaucer: The Most Versatile of Fourteenth Century English Poets. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Dec. 7, 1956. 16 p.
    • Some Notes on Coleridge's Aids To Reflection. Typescript with holograph notes and changes. 5 p. + 5 p. holograph notes. Jan. 22, 1957.
    • Some Notes on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Jan. 31, 1957. 10 p.
    • Some Observations on Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Typescript with holograph changes and supervisor's comments. Feb. 4, 1957. 10 p.
    • Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Feb. 4, 1957. 7 p.
  • folder 4: Feb. 18, 1957-Mar. 1957 and undated (n.d.)
    • D.H. Lawrence: The Tree of Knowledge Versus The Tree of Life. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Feb. 18, 1957. 9 p.
    • Henryson: as a "Scottish Chaucerian". Typescript with supervisor's comments. Mar. 4, 1957. 7 p.
    • On Chaucer's House of Fame. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Mar. 7, 1957. 7 p.
    • "Damn Braces. Bless Relaxes". Blake and Lawrence: A Brief Comparison and Contrast. Typescript. Mar. 14, 1957. 5 p.
    • The Device of the Dream Vision in Chaucer and a Few Comparisons. Typescript with holograph notes and changes. [1957]. 6 p.
    • The Character of Zeus in Prometheus Bound. Typescript with holograph changes and 4 p. typescript notes. n.d. 7 p. On verso of each page of notes is typescript draft of part of story The Matisse Chapel.
    • The Destructive Power of Genius in Four of Ibsen's Plays. Typescript and 5-page typescript and holograph notes n.d. 11 p.
    • Piers Plowman: A Few Observations and Comparisons. Typescript with holograph changes. n.d. 10 p.
    • Reflections on the Quester Legend. Typescript with supervisor's comments. n.d. 10 p.
    • The Sensuous Imagery in the Canterbury Tales. Typescript with supervisor's comments. n.d. 8 p.
    • Some Notes on Hume's Enquiries concerning Human Understanding and The Principles of Morals. Typescript with holograph changes and 2 p. holograph notes. n.d. 4 p. On verso of second page of notes is: "Parlour-Piece," a poem by Ted Hughes. Typescript. 1 p.
    • Some Notes on the Gorgias. Typescript draft, with holograph changes and notes. n.d. 12 p.
  • folders 5-7: Notes
    • Includes notes of readings, a chart for dating writers' works and copies of the Tripos exams. 598 p.
    • folder 8: Diploma B.A. degree granted to Plath. June 29, 1957.

Box 13: Teaching at Smith College, 1957-1958

  • folders 9-11: Notes 176 p. in 3 items. Includes notebooks, syllabi, exam questions, and analyses of various literary works, both typescript and holograph. For notebook of Modern Art course Plath audited during her year of teaching at Smith, See Box 12, folder 1
  • folder 12: Check stubs Includes Plath's pay check stubs from Smith College, 9 items, and Ted Hughes' pay check stubs from University of Massachusetts, 22 items.

Boxes 14-15: Miscellaneous

  • Box 14, folders 1-3: Art work. Includes hand-made cards, drawings and paper dolls.
    • folder 1: Cards 25 hand-made and 4 purchased cards for special occasions for Plath's family.
    • folder 2: Drawings 26 items. Includes landscape(crayon); 3 children with a kite (pencil); The Moonmaidens (pencil); a church (pencil); a small house (pencil); 2-story house (pencil); girls with three rabbits, with the inscription"To Mother" (colored pencil); incomplete sketch of warrior, with sketch of woman on verso (both pencil); A Merry Chase (pencil); The Pied Piper (pencil and crayon); A "French" court lady (pencil); Resi, July 19, 1944 (pencil); young girl and old man, with the "To Grammy, July 20-21, 1944" (pencil); girl angel, mounted on black construction paper (colored pencil and water color); two child angels (colored pencil); elf pulling wagon (colored pencil); elf and mouse under umbrella (colored pencil); peasant girl (pencil and crayon); Warren playing cards, [Aug. 22, 1948?] (ink); Mother, Aug. 22, 1948 (ink); girl's head, [Spring, 1940], with drawing of ballerina on verso (both pencil); self-sketch, [1948] (pencil); small deer with flowers on its back (pencil and water color); portrait of Plath, done by Marilyn Fraser, June 21, 1945 (chalk or crayon); and self-portrait (chalk). [Self-portrait in Oversize no. 9]
    • folder 3: Paper dolls
      • 118 paper dolls and costumes hand-made by Plath, 57 purchased paper dolls and costumes, and 1 envelope with 5 decals.
    • folder 4: Baby Book, ca. 1932-1933 Includes picture, lock of hair, and detailed information concerning Plath's infancy by Aurelia S. Plath.
    • folder 5: Hair Includes one lock, 1932; one lock, 1938; one lock, July 30, 1941; a tress, Aug. 1942; braids, Aug. 22, 1945; and one lock, Fall 1949.
    • folder 6: Passport. June 29, 1955
    • folder 7: Photographs Arranged chronologically. 40 items. All are black and white unless otherwise noted Contents are as follows:
      • Plath. [Oct. 13, 1933]. In cardboard frame.
      • Plath and brother Warren. Spring, 1937. Mounted on cardboard.
      • Plath and brother Warren. [Spring, 1937]. On verso of above.
      • Plath in nurse outfit. Sept. 1940.
      • Star Island Conference group picture. June 1949. Autographs on verso.
      • Plath, studio portrait. Fall, 1952.
      • Plath and Myron Lotz. Dec. 1952.
      • The following are photographic proofs of Plath done by Eric Stahlberg?, of Northampton,
      • Mass. [ca. 1954]
      • Small photo advertising Eric Stahlberg as a photographer.
      • 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" side view.
      • Profile.
      • Front view.
      • Front view, sitting at slight angle.
      • Front view, wearing string of pearls.
      • Front view, close-up.
      • Front view, wearing white sweater (2).
      • Front view, looking to left.
      • Front view, looking down and to right.
      • Front view, big smile.
      • Side view, looking at crystal ball held above head.
      • Front view, sitting at angle, bare shoulders.
      • Holding crystal ball in front of face.
      • Face only, leaning on hand. Mounted on cardboard.
      • Note from Eric Stahlberg indicating pictures he likes.
      • Plath in front of Wellesley house. Sept. 11, 1955.
      • Aurelia and Warren Plath. Dec. 1955.
      • Plath and brother Warren, made into Christmas card. 1955.
      • Plath and Ted Hughes in Paris. 1956.
      • Plath and brother Warren in Paris. 1956.
      • Plath and Ted Hughes. 1956.
      • 1957 birthday card to Aurelia Plath from Plath and Hughes. Plath in boat at Yellowstone.
      • 1959.
      • Plath in boat with fish at Yellowstone. 1959.
      • Plath and daughter Frieda. Apr. 1961.
      • Plath and children Frieda and Nick. [1962?]. Color.
      • Plath and daughter Frieda. [1962?]. Color.
      • Plath and son Nick. [1962?]. Color.
      • Plath. Head only; mounted on cardboard. n.d.
      • Woods and field with river. n.d.
      • [There are also numerous photographs of Plath and her friends in High School and Smith Scrapbooks, Oversize nos. 3 and 8. See vertical file for computer-generated listing. ]
    • folder 8: Printed items
      • Correthers, L. Young. These Blooming Friends. A Little Book of Garden Scandal. San Diego: E. P. Wilson Co., 1934.
      • Brugnani, Eugénie Faure. Un appel à Jeanne d'Arc pour la France. May 22, 1941. [Club
      • des Femmes de France de Boston?]
      • Far Horizons. Mimeo. July 1, 1949. [From the Star Island Conference]
      • Life. International Editions. "The Atom; A Primer for Laymen." A reprint from Aug. 1, 1949.
      • The AP Style Book for Teletypesetter Circuits. New York: The Associated Press, Aug. 1951. Art Institute of Chicago. Sargent, Whistler and Mary Cassatt; by Frederick A. Sweet. Chicago, 1954.
      • Drew, Elizabeth. Poetic Patterns. A Note on Versification. Northampton, Mass., The Kraushar Press, 1956. [Many underlinings by Plath.]
      • Abrams, M. H. A Glossary of Literary Terms. New York: Rinehart & Co., 1957. (The Rinehart English Pamphlet Series)
  • Box 15
    • folders 1-66: Publications Scrapbook Consists of correspondence and check stubs relating to publications and clippings.
    • folders 67-70: Miscellany
      • 109 items. Includes 80 envelopes and folders with notes by Aurelia S. Plath.

Oversize: Clippings - The clippings are divided into writings [See Oversize no. 10] and miscellaneous [See Oversize no. 11] and each is arranged chronologically.

  • Oversize no. 10: Clippings - Writings
    • 67 items. All writings are by Sylvia Plath unless otherwise noted and are as follows:
      • "Poem". The Townsman. Aug. 10, 1941. 2 copies.
      • View of commencement; drawing]. The Townsman. June 3, 1948.
      • Plath, Sylvia and Charles Perry Norton. "Youth's Appeal for World Peace". Christian Science Monitor. Mar. 16, 1950. 2 copies. "And Summer Will Not Come Again". Seventeen. Aug. 1950.
      • "Ode on a Bitten Plum". Seventeen. Nov. 1950.
      • "White Phlox". Christian Science Monitor. Aug.27, 1952. 2 copies.
      • "The Perfect Setup". Seventeen. Oct. 1952.
      • "Initiation". Seventeen. Jan. 1953. 1 complete and 1 incomplete copy.
      • "Two Villanelles: To Eva Descending the Stair and Doomsday". Smith Review. Spring,
      • 1953. 2 copies. Included is holograph inscription from Plath to Olive Higgins Prouty.
      • [Proofs of table of contents, p. 52, 54, (235?), 252-255, 280-283, 290-291, 358, 377-379].
      • Mademoiselle. Aug.1953.
      • "Sunday at the Minton's". [Smith Review?] [1953?]
      • "Circus in Three Rings". Smith Review. Fall, 1954. Included is holograph inscription from Plath to Olive Higgins Prouty.
      • "Go Get the Goodly Squab". Harper's. Nov. 1954.
      • "Mad Girl's Love Song". [Smith Review?] 1954.
      • "Leaves from a Cambridge Notebook". Christian Science Monitor. Mar. 5, 1956. 2 copies.
      • "Leaves from a Cambridge Notebook". Christian Science Monitor. Mar. 6, 1956. 2 copies.
      • "An American in Paris". Varsity. Apr. 21, 1956. 2 copies.
      • "Smith College in Retrospect". Varsity. May 12, 1956. 2 copies.
      • "Sylvia Plath Tours the Stores and Forecasts May Week Fashions". Varsity. May 26, 1956. 2 copies.
      • "Sketchbook of a Spanish Summer". Christian Science Monitor. Nov. 5, 1956. 2 copies. [Drawing; proof]. [Summer, 1958].
      • "Whiteness I Remember". Christian Science Monitor. Mar. 5, 1959.
      • "Prologue to Spring". Christian Science Monitor. Mar. 23, 1959. 2 copies.
      • "'Yadwigha, on a Red Couch, Among Lilies' (A Sestina for the Douanier)". Christian Science Monitor. Mar. 26, 1959. 2 copies.
      • "Bathtub Battle Scene". Christian Science Monitor. Apr. 25, 1959. 2 copies.
      • "The Bull of Bendylaw". Apr. 1959.
      • "Above the Oxbow". Christian Science Monitor. May 4, 1959. 2 copies. One has holograph inscription from Plath to Olive Higgins Prouty.
      • "Kitchen of the Fig Tree". Christian Science Monitor. May 5, 1959. 2 copies.
      • "A Walk to Withens". Christian Science Monitor. June 6, 1959.
      • "Explorations Lead to Interesting Discoveries." Christian Science Monitor. Oct. 19, 1959.
      • Hughes, Ted. "Gulls Aloft". Christian Science Monitor. Dec. 12, 1959.
      • "Memoirs of a Spinach Picker". Christian Science Monitor. Dec. 29, 1959.
      • "Mushrooms". Harper's. July 1960.
      • Hughes, Ted. "Fourth of July". Harper's. July, 1960.
      • "The Net Menders; Benidorm, Spain". New Yorker. Aug. 20, 1960.
      • [Excerpts from "Stars over the Dordogne" and "Heavy Women" published in Poetry, Mar. 1962. Typescript.
      • "Blackberrying". New Yorker. Sept. 15, 1962.
      • "Oregonian Original". New Statesman. Nov. 9, 1962.
      • "Suffering Angel". New Statesman. Dec. 7, 1962.
      • "Seven Poems; Two Campers in Cloud Country, The Elm Speaks, Mystic, Amnesiac, Mirror,
      • Among the Narcissi, and The Moon and the Yew Tree". New Yorker. Aug. 3, 1963.
      • [Mimeographed poems: "Aftermath", "Snakecharmer", "Sculptor", "Hardcastle Crags", and
      • "Green Rock, Winthrop Bay", all by Sylvia Plath; and "The Retired Colonel", "Esther's
      • Tomcat", "Pike", "Sunstroke", and "Roosting Hawk", all by Ted Hughes.]
      • "Admonition". [Smith Review?]
      • "Denouement". [Smith Review?]
      • "Leaving Early".
      • "Mosaics - An Afternoon of Discovery". Christian Science Monitor.
      • "Pennines in April". [Mademoiselle?]
      • "Tulips". New Yorker.
      • "Verbal Calisthenics". [Smith Review?]
      • "A Winter's Tale". New Yorker.
  • Oversize no. 11: Clippings - Miscellaneous
    • 52 items. Includes clippings about Plath's 1953 suicide attempt.

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