Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Wroth mss., 1961-1967 and 1969, are letters to William Henry Wroth, 1938- , co-editor then living in Eugene, Oregon, of The Northwest Review. Joint editors were James Koller and Edward van Aelstyn. The correspondents include editors, artists, book dealers, poets from Argentina, Canada, Japan, India, England, Mexico, and the United States, filmmakers, professors, and one senator, discussing matters relative to their common interests, other poets and their publications, poetry journals, and the support of The Northwest Review and a subsequent periodical Coyote's Journal. Brief mention is made of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and of the Vietnamese Conflict.

The correspondents are Bruce Baillie, Jon Baldwin, Stan Brakhage, Robert Branaman, Lewis Brown, Ron Caplan, Peter Carleton, Malay Roy Choudhury, Thomas Willard Clark, Ruth (Edwins) Conley, Albert Spaulding Cook, Sidney Corman, John F. Davies, Bill Deemer, Diane Di Prima, Edward Dorn, Charles Edward Eaton, George Economou, Larry Eigner, Theodore Enslin, Clayton Eshleman, Edward Lawrence Galligan, Miguel Grinberg, Keith Robert Gunderson, D. R. Hazelton, Anselm Hollo, Robert Kelly, James Koller, Carl Larsen, James R. Lowell, Michael McClure, Margaret (Randall) Mondragon, Barbara Ellen Moraff, Wayne Lyman Morse, Lorine Niedecker, Harry Francis Noller, Samuel Perry, Stan Persky, Jeramy Peters, Henri Maurice Peyre, Thomas Moore Raworth, Stephen Sandy, Wally Silva, Gary Snyder, Gerd Stern, Edward van Aelstyn, Drew Wagnon, Diane Wakoski, Susan Wilkins, Douglas Woolf, L. Kinvin Wroth, William Henry Wroth.

Occasionally poems accompany the letters. Other materials include a photocopy of At: Bottom by Sidney Corman with holograph notes for the printer; a typed copy of an excerpt from John Wieners' Journal; a printed circular letter from Origin dated 15 October 1965; and three printed announcements.

Collection size: 268 items

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