Finding-aid for the David Wagoner Papers (MSS122)


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Additional material was added to the David Wagoner Papers in 2012, not yet listed on this finding aid. Please contact the Manuscript Department for more information.


Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Container Listing


Collection Outline

1. Correspondence.

2-1. Poetry. Single title poems by Wagoner.

2 - 2. Plays.

2 - 3. Short Stories.

3. Novels.

4. Essays.

5. Notebooks. Ordered A - Z

6. Miscellany.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wagoner, David
TitleDavid Wagoner Papers
Identification: MSS122

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Biographical Note

Standard biographical and bibliographical information on David Wagoner may be found in Contemporary Authors, Gale Publishing Company, vol. 4, p. 973. Published collections since include: New and selected poems [collection of poetry], 1969; Where is my wandering boy tonight [novel], 1970; and Working against time [collection of poetry], 1970.

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Scope and Contents Note

Collection includes:

1, CORRESPONDENCE 1953-1965 [41 items] including letters from Catherine Carver and other editors; John Woods and Elizabeth Bishop. (No letters originating with Wagoner).

16 Boxes, 331 items.

2-1, POETRY - single title poems arranged alphabetically, 193 titles [items], [1944]-[1966].

2-2, PLAYS, Everyman for himself [1964], 11 folders; Tomorrow for Angela [1946]; Dialogue between a poet and a lady novelist [1948-49]; Let's talk about something else, n.d.; Young Goodman Brown [1953]; One foot on the grass [1958]; The gangs all here n.d.; and two untitled plays [1953]; one folder each of the above; few are complete.

2-3, SHORT STORIES, including The appointment [1948] - [1954], The bullet and the penny 1948; The life saver 1956; Linda. Saturday in August...1943 [1943]; Move n.d.; Moving day 1956; Three beautiful months [1949] With all the trimmings [1949]; and seven untitled efforts; one folder each of the above.

3, NOVELS, including titles Up and around 1949-1950; Rock 1956; Bags for bears [1957]; The spinning ladies [1962]; The escape artist [1965]; Folders 243 - 249, [7 items].

4, ESSAYS, including The general who walked on the grass [1958] and 5 other efforts, folders 250 - 255, [6 items].

5, NOTEBOOKS, organized A - Z2, in 3 boxes, [27 items].

6, MISCELLANY, including Wagoner's comments on his own poems and the art of giving readings, clippings and a few early periodicals containing his work; ts. [carbon] of Warning [poem] by John Woods and Wagoner's report as Reader for Indiana University Press, 1962, on Modern Brazilian Poetry, by John A. Nist. [20 items]

16 Boxes, 331 items.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restriction

None

Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

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Administrative Information

Source

Gifts, 1965, 1966.

Processing information

Processed: January, 1971. HH

Accruals

Additional material was added to the David Wagoner Papers in 2012 not listed on this finding aid. Please contact the Manuscript Department for more information

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Container Listing

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1/1 - 6

1. Correspondence.,

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1/1
, 1953: Sept. 16 - May 25, 1954 (4 items)
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1/2
, 1957: May 14 - Aug. 29, 1957 (2 items)
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1/3
, 1957: Dec. 16 - Feb. 24, 1960 (2 items)
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1/4
, 1963: May 24 - Oct. 29, 1964 (10 items)
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1/5
, 1964: Dec. 15 - Aug. 31, 1965 (14 items)
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1/6
, 1965: Sept. 20 - Dec. 31, 1965 (9 items)
TLs.S., ALs.S., 41 items. No letters or drafts originating with Wagoner.1 Box

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1/7-211

2-1. Poetry. Single title poems by Wagoner.,

One title per folder.
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2/7
An address to Parnassus. Ts., ts.[carbon] Moderate to no revision. Pencil note concerning the scorn of the Muse, p. 1., n.d. (6 drafts, 7 pp.)
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2/8
Admonition. [pub.] Ts. Title entered in pencil. Moderate revision., 1954, (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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2/9
Advice to the orchestra. [pub.] Ts. Drafts titled Advice to the musicians. Heavy to moderate revision. 2 drafts incomplete., 1963, (5 drafts, 9 pp.)
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2/10
After a letter from an old neighbor. Ts. Heavy revision., n.d. (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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2/11
After consulting my yellow pages. [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Moderate to no revision., 1959, (6 drafts, 6 pp.)
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2/12
After falling. [pub.] Ts. Heavy to moderate revision., 1959, (5 drafts, 5 pp.)
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2/13
Afternoon of sand. [pub.] Ts. No revision., 1949, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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2/14
An afternoon on the ground. [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Moderate to no revision., 1966, (6 drafts, 12 pp.)
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2/15
The arising. Moderate revision., n.d. (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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2/16
Attempted break-in. Ts. Alternate title Threatens young woman; Is held for stealing. Light revision., n.d. (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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2/17
Bachelor. Ts. Moderate, no revision., n.d. (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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2/18
Backstage for King Lear. Ts. Heavy revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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2/19
The balance. Notes, only. Ts. Pub. , n.d. 1958. (1 p.)
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2/20
Ballet. Ts. No revision., n.d. (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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2/21
Beginning. [pub.] Ts. No revision., 1948, (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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Being driven home by sprangers. Ts. Heavy to no revision., n.d. (6 drafts, 12 pp.)
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2/23
Blindman [pub,] Ts. Moderate to no revision., 1948, (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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2/24
The breathing lesson [pub.] Ts. Moderate revision., 1963, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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2/25
Bums at breakfast Ts. Heavy to moderate revision. Prose notes, 1 p. also., n.d. (3 drafts, 7 pp.)
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2/26
Burying a weasel [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Light revision., 1965, (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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2/27
By the orchard [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Moderate to no revision., 1964, (4 drafts, 4 pp.)
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2/28
The carcass [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Light revision., 1963, (4 drafts, 6 pp.)
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2/29
The cavity [pub.] Ts. Moderate revision., 1953, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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2/30
Chrysalis [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Moderate revision., 1962, (3 drafts, 6 pp.)
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2/31
The circuit [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Light revision. One page of prose notes also., 1965, (2 drafts, 5 pp.)
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2/32
The clearing Ts., ts.[carbon] Moderate to light revision., n.d. (9 drafts, 9 pp.)
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2/33
Climbing Mr. storm king Ts., ts.[carbon] Heavy to no revision., n.d. (7 drafts, 15 pp.)
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2/34
Closed shop Ts. Heavy to no revision. One draft notes `Folio' in upper corner., n.d. (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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2/35
Closing time [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon], ms. Heavy to light revision., 1963, (7 drafts, 13 pp.)
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2/36
Coleoptera Ts. Minor revision. Word list in ink., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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2/37
Come before his countenance with a joyful leaping. [pub.] Ts. Moderate revision., 1965, (4 drafts, 4 pp.)
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2/38
Coots going away [pub.] Ts. Moderate revision., 1963, (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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2/39
Cora of Pigeon Run pub.] Ts. Heavy to moderate revision. Alternate title: The days of Cora., [1949] [1953, (1 drafts, 4 pp.)
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2/40
The coronation Ts.[carbon] No revision., [1956] (1 draft, 1 p.)
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2/41
Credo Adoration [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Light revision., 1954, (4 drafts, 9 pp.)
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2/42
A day in the city; situation under control [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] One page of notes. Heavy to no revision. One draft incomplete., 1962, (4 drafts, 13 pp.)
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2/43
A death Ts. Heavy revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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2/44
The defensive [pub.] Ts. No revison., 1948, (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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2/45
A declension of kings [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] No revision., 1959, (2 drafts, 3 pp.)
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2/46
Deserted beachhouse Ts. no revision., [1949] (1 draft, 1 p.)
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2/47
Diary [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Alternate title: Diary of a weakling. Moderate revision., 1959, (4 drafts, 6 pp.)
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2/48
The direction Ts. No revision., [1949] (1 draft, 1 p.)
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2/49
The draftsmen, pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Two pages of notes, one autograph. Moderate revision., 1945. [1965, (3 drafts, 9 pp.)
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3/50
The easy chair Ts. Moderate to no revision., n.d. (3 drafts, 5 pp.)
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3/51
Elegy for Simon Corl, Botanist [pub.] Ts. Heavy revision., 1959, (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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3/52
The emergency-maker pub.] Ts. Light revision., [1959, Mar.] [1962, (2 drafts, 3 pp.)
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3/53
The escape artist Ts. one page of notes. Moderate revision., n.d. (3 drafts, 4 pp.)
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3/54
Every good boy does fine Ts.[carbon] No revision., [1963] (1 draft, 1 p.)
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3/55
The falling house Ts. Light revision., n.d. (1 draft, 3 pp.)
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3/56
Family reunion Ts. Light revision., [1949] (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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3/57
The famine of reason pub.] Ts. Light revision., [1957: Aug. 4] [1959, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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3/58
Finale [pub.] Ts. No revision., 1949, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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3/59
Filling out a blank [pub.] Ts. Moderate revision., 1962, (2 drafts, 4 pp.)
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3/60
The first day of a search Ts. Heavy to no revision. Some autograph notes. Alt. title: Search., [1959] (5? drafts, 15 pp.)
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3/61
The fishing lesson Ts, ts.[carbon] Light revision., n.d. (2 drafts, 4 pp.)
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3/62
The floating man Ts. Heavy revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
(In Memoriam, John Boettner, 1892-1961)
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3/63
For the straightening of the Sammamish river Ts. Moderate to no revision. One page of notes. Alternate title: Song for..., n.d. (6 drafts, 7 pp.)
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3/64
For the warming of an artist's studio [pub.] Ts. Moderate revision. One page of notes. Alternate title: Speech for..., 1964, (3 drafts, 5 pp.)
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3/65
Fragment for a bulletin board [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Light revision., 1966, (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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3/66
Free passage [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Heavy to light revision., 1963, (7 drafts, 9 pp.)
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3/67
The fruit of the tree [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Moderate revision. One page of notes., 1964, (3 drafts, 5 pp.)
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3/68
The glittering Creek Ts. Divided into 2 parts, with 13 sections, with titles inked in. No revision., 1946 (1 draft, 49 pp.)
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3/69
Going to pieces [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] One page of notes. Light revision., 1965, (2 drafts, 5 pp.)
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3/70
Going underground Ts. Heavy to no revision., n.d. (3 drafts, 3 pp.)
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3/71
Guide to Dungeness Spit [pub.] Ts. One page of notes. Heavy revision., 1962, (2 drafts, 4 pp.)
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3/72
Herman Melville Ts. Light revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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3/73
The hold-up Ts. Moderate revision., n.d. (3 drafts, 3 pp.)
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3/74
Homage [pub.] Ts. Heavy revision., 1961, (4 drafts, 4 pp.)
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3/75
Home for old ladies [pub.] Ts. Alternate title: Nice in Halo. Minor revision., 1949, (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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3/76
Home town Ts. Alternate title Fastest Growing, Biggest little. Light revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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3/77
House-hunting [pub.] Ts. Light revision., 1965, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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3/78
Husband, wife tangle; booked as disorderly Ts. No revision., [1952] (1 draft, 1 p.)
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3/79
The hypnotist Ts. Light revision. Early title: The analyst., [1949] (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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3/80
I give thee a new commandment Ts. Moderate revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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3/81
The incantation Ts. Heavy revision. Alternate title: Ceremony in marshland., [1952: Dec.] (2 drafts, 4 pp.)
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3/82
Instructions for the heir apparent Ts. Heavy revision. Drafts incomplete?, n.d. (c.3 drafts, 15 pp.)
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3/83
Invective against litany Ts. No revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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3/84
(for Theodore Roethke) Ts. No revision., June 1947 -- n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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3/85
Juvenile vandals break car aerials Ts. Light revision., [1952] (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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3/86
Kids playing statue Ts. One draft One page of notes. Heavy revision., [1964] dated Sept. 15. (5 drafts, 6 pp.)
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3/87
Landscape Ts. Light revision., n.d. (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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3/88
Late October [pub.] Ts, No revision., 1948, (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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3/89
Lawn design [pub.] Ts. Heavy to no revision., 1949, (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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3/90
Learning to swim Ts., ts.[carbon] Heavy to no revision., n.d. (3 drafts, 6 pp.)
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3/91
Leaving something behind [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] One page of notes. Heavy revision., 1964, (3 drafts, 7 pp.)
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3/92
Looking for mountain beavers [pub.] Ts. Heavy to light revision., 1966, (3 drafts, 6 pp.)
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3/93
Lull [pub.] Ts. Light revision. One page of notes., 1949; 1950, (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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4/94
Making up for a soul [pub.] Ts. Heavy revision. One page of notes. One draft incomplete., 1966, (5 drafts, 11 pp.)
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4/95
The man in the grandstands Ts., ts.[carbon] Light revision., n.d. (3 drafts, 3 pp.)
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4/96
The man of the house [pub.] Ts. Heavy to no revision. Ts.[carbon] One page of notes., 1964, (4 drafts, 8 pp.)
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4/97
The March of Coxsy's army Ts. Heavy to no revision. Some autograph verses. Two drafts incomplete., n.d. (4 drafts, 17 pp.)
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4/98
Marsh leaf [pub.] Ts. Light revision., 1948, (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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4/99
Mathematics revisited [pub.] Ts. Heavy revision., 1962, (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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4/100
The meeting Ts. Heavy to no revision., [1959: Nov. 9, 10] (3 drafts, 4 pp.)
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4/101
The melter and the scales Ts. One page of notes. Heavy revision., n.d. (2 drafts, 5 pp.)
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4/102
Memento Ts. Light revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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4/103
Midnight in my heart Ms. No revision. Meter notations., [1944] (1 draft, 3 pp.)
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4/104
Monologue from the outer edge Ts. No revision., [1959: Mar. 21] (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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4/105
Morning song [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Original title: Aubade. One page of notes. Heavy to no revision., 1966, (4 drafts, 5 pp.)
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4/106
My day ago Ts. Light revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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4/107
Near the end of the party [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] One page of notes. One draft incomplete., 1965, (3 drafts, 6 pp.)
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4/108
The nesting groung [pub.] Ts. Heavy revision., 1962, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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4/109
The new suit Ts.[carbon] Light revision., n.d. (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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4/110
Night of the sad women [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Two pages of notes. Heavy to no revision., 1964, (2 drafts, 5 pp.)
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4/111
Night passage [pub.] Ts. Light revision., 1966, (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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4/112
No sale [pub.] Ts. Heavy to no revision., 1962, (3 drafts, 8 pp.)
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4/113
The nun [pub.] Ts. no revision., 1953, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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4/114
The nurse Ts. No revision., [1949] (1 draft, 1 p.)
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4/115
Observations from the outer edge [pub.] Ts. One page of notes. Heavy to no revision., 1964, (4 drafts, 10 pp.)
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4/116
The observer [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Heavy to no revision. Alternate title: Sketch by the road., 1962, (3 drafts, 5 pp.)
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4/117
Officers' territory Ts., ts.[carbon] Heavy to no revision., n.d. (6 drafts, 10 pp.)
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4/118
Old man at the beach pub.] Ts. Light revision., [1949] [1953, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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4/119
On seeing an x-ray of my head [pub.] Ts. Heavy revision. One page of notes, one page of sketch of a skull, with labels., 1963, (3 drafts, 8 pp.)
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4/120
On the dosewallips bridge [pub.] Ts.[carbon] No revision., 1963, (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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4/121
On the hospital lawn Ts. Light revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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4/122
One for the sun; one for the moon Ts. Moderate revision. One page of notes., n.d. (3 drafts, 4 pp.)
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4/123
Operation at St. Margaret's Ts. Light revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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4/124
Origins of wonder Ts. Light revision., [1949] (2 drafts, 8 pp.)
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4/125
The osprey's nest [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Moderate revision., 1965, (5 drafts, 8 pp.)
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4/126
Out for a night [pub.] Ts. Moderate revision., 1962, (3 drafts, 4 pp.)
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4/127
Outdoor movie Ts. Moderate revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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4/128
Paternoster; Offertory [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Meter noted. Heavy to no revision., 1962, (4 drafts, 4 pp.)
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4/129
The penny Ts., ts.[carbon] Heavy to no revision. Original title: One red cent., n.d. (7 drafts, 7 pp.)
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4/130
Personal history Ts., ms. Heavy revision. Alternate title: Pedigree for the last born. Verso, list of poems out., [1958: Nov.] (3 drafts, 7 pp.)
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4/131
Plea for my house Ts. Light revision., [1948-49] (2 drafts, 6 pp.)
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4/132
A plea for the defense Ts., ts.[carbon] Heavy to no revision. Five drafts incomplete., n.d. (16 drafts, 18 pp.)
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4/133
Plumage [pub.] Ts. Heavy revision., 1963, (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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4/134
The poets agree to be quiet by the swamp [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Light revision., 1964, (4 drafts, 4 pp.)
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4/135
Prairie fire Ts. Moderate revision., [1949] (1 draft, 1 p.)
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4/136
Prayer against gardeners Ts., ts.[carbon] Light to no revision., [1957] (4 drafts, 4 pp.)
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4/137
Primer for one past his prime Ts., ts.[carbon] Some ms. One draft incomplete., n.d. (10 drafts, 10 pp.)
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4/138
The progress of Venus Ts. Heavy revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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4/139
Prophecy Ts. Moderate revision. Some autograph notes., [1953] (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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4/140
The rearrangement Ts. Light revision., n.d. (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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4/141
Reflections on a country road Ts., ts.[carbon] Heavy to no revision., n.d. (4 drafts, 4 pp.)
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4/142
The relapse Ts. Light revision., [1949] (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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4/143
Remember skating Ts. Moderate revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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4/144
The rescue Ts., ts.[carbon] Moderate to no revision., n.d. (3 drafts, 4 pp.)
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4/145
Return to folly Ts. No revision., [1948] (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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4/146
Revival [pub.] Ts.[carbon] Two pages of notes. Light revision., 1966, (1 draft, 4 pp.)
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4/147
A room with a view [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Two pages of notes. Moderate to no revision. One draft incomplete., 1965, (4 drafts, 13 pp.)
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4/148
Running [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] One page of notes. Light to no revision., 1965, (6 drafts, 7 pp.)
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5/149
The satirists [pub.] Ms., ts. Autograph note on the origin of the poem on one draft. Another illustrates meter and word scheme. Heavy to no revision., 1960, (6 drafts, 6 pp.)
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5/150
Seance for two hands [pub.] Ts. Heavy revision. One page of notes., 1962, (2 drafts, 3 pp.)
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5/151
The search Ts. Ms. lines, unidentified, verso one page. Moderate revision., [1952] (3 drafts, 10 pp.)
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5/152
Siestina: Lesson at the window Ts. Moderate revision., n.d. (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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5/153
Seven Ts. Heavy revision., [1949] (1 draft, 1 p.)
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5/154
Shaman Ts. Heavy revision., n.d. (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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5/155
The shooting of John Dillinger outside the biograph theater, [pub.] Ts. Some autograph verses. One page of notes. Heavy revision. Two drafts incomplete., July 22, 1934 1966, (4 drafts, 15 pp.)
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5/156
The shoplifter Ts. One page of notes. Heavy revisition., n.d. (4 drafts, 6 pp.)
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5/157
Short story Ts. Heavy to no revision., [1949] (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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5/158
Skate's egg [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Moderate revision., 1963, (4 drafts, 5 pp.)
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5/159
Sleeping beside a river [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Moderate to no revision., 1966, (2 drafts, 4 pp.)
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5/160
Song [pub.] Ts. Light revision., 1953, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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5/161
The soles Ts. One page of notes. Heavy revision, n.d. (4 drafts, 5 pp.)
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5/162
Song in the dead of summer [pub.] Ts. Heavy revision. One draft marks meter scheme., 1962, (5 drafts, 5 pp.)
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5/163
Song to accompany the arrival of bad news [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Heavy to no revision., 1965, (c.6 drafts, 17 pp.)
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5/164
South Chicago Nativity Ts. Moderate revision., [1949] (2 drafts, 4 pp.)
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5/165
The spawning ground [pub.] Ts. Heavy revision., 1963, (2 draft, 2 pp.)
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5/166
Speech from a comedy [pub.] Ts. Heavy revision., 1965, (1 draft, 3 pp.)
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5/167
Speech recited in mid-air Ts. A pencil note at bottom of one draft reads `A poem for the displaced, displeased, dislocated poets of our time'. Light to no revision. One draft incomplete. Verso unidentified lines., [1958] (4 drafts, 6 pp.)
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5/168
Standing halfway home [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] One page of notes. Moderate revision., 1963, (2 drafts, 3 pp.)
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5/169
Standing room Ts. Moderate revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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5/170
Staying alive [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] One page of notes. Moderate revision., 1965, (2 drafts, 7 pp.)
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5/171
Stopping in the sun [pub.] Ts. One page of notes. Heavy revision., 1965, (3 drafts, 4 pp.)
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Stretching canvases [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] One page of notes. Heavy to no revision., 1964, (2 drafts, 5 pp.)
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Sun, wind [pub.] Ms. Fragments only. From Torn notebook page., 1953, (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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Sunday school Ts. Light revision., [1949] (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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Talking to the forest [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Two pages of notes. Moderate to no revision. One draft incomplete., 1965, (6 drafts, 14 pp.)
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The teaching load Ts. Alternate title: In the fiction class. Heavy revision., [1958] (6 drafts, 6 pp.)
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5/177
Terminus [pub.] Ts., Ms. Verso one page of unidentified verses. Moderate revision., 1954, (5 drafts, 6 pp.)
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That old gang of mine [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Two pages of notes. Heavy revision., 1962, (5 drafts, 13 pp.)
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To the masterof Sea Bird of Friday harbor [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] One draft incomplete. Moderate to light revision., 1963, (2 drafts, 3 pp.)
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Total eclipse [pub.] Ts. No revision., 1951, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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Toward the interior [pub.] Ts. Heavy revision., 1949, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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5/182
The trophy [pub.] Ts., Ms. Heavy revision., 1962, (4 drafts, 5 pp.)
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5/183
Tumbleweed Ts., Ms. Moderate revision., n.d. (5 drafts, 5 pp.)
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5/184
A valedictory to Standard oil of Indiana [pub.] Ts. One draft incomplete. Moderate revision., 1966, (2 drafts, 3 pp.)
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5/185
Vigil Ts. Light to no revision., [1949] (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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Volcano Ts. No revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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Waiting in the Britannia tavern Ts. Drafts vary considerably. Heavy revision. One incomplete., n.d. (3 drafts, 6 pp.)
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Waiting on the curb [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] One page of notes. No revision., 1965, (2 drafts, 3 pp.)
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Walking in the snow [pub.] Ts. One page of notes. Heavy revision., 1965, (2 drafts. 3 pp.)
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The war between my faces Ts., ts.[carbon] Alternate title: Between my faces. Moderate to no revision., [1959] (9 drafts, 9 pp.)
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Warning Ts. No revision., [1949] (1 draft, 1 p.)
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5/192
Watch [pub.] Ts., Ms. Incomplete. Heavy revision., 1963, (2 drafts, 3 pp.)
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Water music for the progress of love in a life-raft down the Sammamish slough [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Heavy revision., 1964, (4 drafts, 8 pp.)
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Waterfront Ts. No revision., [1948] (2 drafts, 2 pp.)
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5/195
The welcome [pub.] Ts. Light revision., 1964, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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5/196
The widower Ts. Light revision., [1949] (1 draft, 1 p.)
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5/197
The words Ts., ts.[carbon] Moderate revision., [1964] (3 drafts, 3 pp.)
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5/198
Working against time [pub.] Ts. No revision., 1965, (1 draft, 1 p.)
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5/199
Writing to order [pub.] Ts., ts.[carbon] Heavy to no revision., 1963, (2 drafts, 4 pp.)
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Fragments, unidentified. Arranged by first line [Not indexed],
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And faces perched on shoulders Ts. Heavy revision., n.d. (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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5/201
Ducks flying blind... Heavy revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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5/202
All fog is gone Ms., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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The line went whistling out... Ts. Heavy revision., n.d. (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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The pond is the novel of the wood... Ms. No revision. One page of notes., n.d. (1 draft, 2 pp.)
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The small have gathered at his feet Ms. Notes verso., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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Tigers await us... Ts. Heavy revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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5/207
A torch is lighted... Ts. No revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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5/208
Two dogs fight under the wide maple Ts. Light revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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5/209
We see them now Ts. Light revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)
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5/210
You say her kisses cut you... Ts. Light revision., [1953] (1 draft, 3 pp.)
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When all the shades Ts. Light revision., n.d. (1 draft, 1 p.)

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2 - 2. Plays.,

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2 - 2/1. Everyman for himself,
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6/212.Notes. Synopsis of scenes and two or three incidents. Ts., ms., [1964] (3 pp.)
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6/213.Scene 1. Titled Speech from a play (The wreckage of Heaven). God and Chorus. Ts.[carbon] Light revision. Complete., [1964] (4 pp.)
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Scene 1. Titled Speech from a play (The wreckage of Heaven). God and Chorus. Ts.[carbon] Revised, incorporating corrections in previous draft. No revision. Pages not numbered., [1964] (3 pp.)
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6/214.Scene 1. No title. God, Death, Chorus. Omitts Messenger's address also. Ts. Heavy revision. Complete., [1964] (5 pp.)
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Scene 2. Everyman, Death. Ts. Light revision. 2 pp. Incomplete. Also 1 ts., ms. page describing characters., [1964] (1 p.)
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6/215.Scene 3. Stage directions included. Mom, Dad, Everyman. Ts.[carbon] Light revision. pp. 35, 36 missing. p. 40 included but crossed out. Incomplete., [1964] (11 pp.)
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6/216.Scene 6. Stage directions included. Death's Mansion. Everyman, exwife, Sonny. Ts.[carbon] No revision. Complete., [1964] (8 pp.)
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Scene 7. Stage directions included. Death's Mansion. Everyman, Hysteria, Sissy. Text is marked, but no revision. Complete. Ts.[carbon], [1964] (12 pp.)
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6/217.Scenes 1 - 9. Ts. Moderate revision. Appears complete. Each scene begins new pagination. Draft appears to preceed certain scenes above., 1964. Summer. (112 pp.)
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6/218.Scenes 1 - 9. Title page has A play in ten scenes crossed out to read nine scenes. Ts.[carbon] Text is marked, but not revised. Appears complete. Marked Second Version., n.d. (120 pp.)
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6/219.A play in two acts. Ten scenes is crossed out to read two acts, instead of ten scenes. Ts.[carbon] Heavy revision. Some ts. scenes inserted as part of main text but pagins not consecutive. Most ts. pages unnumbered., n.d. (133 pp.)
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2 - 2/2. Other plays.,
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7/220Tomorrow for Angela Ts.[carbon] No revision. Complete., [1946] (17 pp.)
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7/221.Dialogue between a poet and a lady novelist Ts. Complete? Moderate revision, p. 2., [1948-49] (2 pp.)
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7/222.Let's talk about something else. An impromptu after-dinner one act play requiring no scenery and no rehearsal. Ts.[carbon] Light revision. Complete. , n.d. (8 pp.)
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7/223.Young Goodman Brown Skeleton outline. Appears to be an adaptation for the stage of the Hawthorne short story. Ts. Heavily revised. Some ms. lines verso., [1953] (4 pp.)
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7/224.[Untitled] Ts. Light revision. Incomplete. Act I only; pp. 1 - 14, 20., 1953. (15 pp.)
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7/225.One foot on the grass Ts.[carbon] No revision. For similar treatment, see The March of Coxey's Army [poem], Ser. 2-1., 1958: Summer. (88 pp.)
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7/226.[Untitled] Ts. Moderate revision. Incomplete. Parts of Scene 1, and one page of Scene 2. Characters Pinch, Caleb, Jack, Peter. Setting: 17th Century England., n.d. (6 pp.)
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7/227.The gang's all here. A play in 3 acts. Ts. Moderate revision throughout., n.d. (71 pp.)

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The appointment,
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draft, [1948] (8 pp.)
Ts. No revision. pp. 5-7, 10 missing.
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draft, 1954 (5 pp.)
Ts. Heavily revised. Note in Wagoner's hand reads Revised 1954. Appears incomplete. Thematically similar, character's names changed.
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draft, [1954] (21 pp.)
Ts.[carbon] Heavily revised. Order not consequent with pagination. Adds many new scenes and incidents incorporating previous drafts into the later half. Appears incomplete.
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8/229.
The Bullet and the penny Ts. Moderate revision throughout. Complete., 1948. (17 pp.)
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The life saver Ts.[carbon] No revision. Possibly incomplete., 1956. (18 pp.)
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8/231.
Linda. Saturday in August...1943. Ms. Light revision., [1943] (1 p.)
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Ts. No revision., [1943] (2 pp.)
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8/232.
Move. Ts. Light revision. Complete., n.d. (11 pp.)
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8/233.
Moving day,
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Ts. No revision. Complete.
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draft, (13 pp.)
Ts.[carbon] No revision. Same draft as above.
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8/234.
Three beautiful months Ts. No revision. Complete., n.d. [1949?] (12 pp.)
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8/235.
With all the trimmings Ts. Light revision. Complete., n.d. [1949-50] (13 pp.)
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8/236.
[Untitled] “I backed the car down the cement landing...” Ts. Moderate revision. Appears complete., 1956. (14 pp.)
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[Untitled] “Looking out the window...” Ts. Heavy revision. Complete., 1948. (11 pp.)
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8/238.
[Untitled] “Sam nudged the door...” Ts. Heavy revision. One page of revised paragraphs inserted. See also 2 - 2/2, folder 212 for similar treatment for the stage., [1953] (11 pp.)
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[Untitled] “The sun was high...” Ts. Heavy revision. Apparently incomplete, two sections only., n.d. (3 pp.)
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[Untitled] “The house stood beside...” Fragment only. Ts. No revision. Two alternate story openings., n.d. (1 p.)
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[Untitled] “Through the low-hanging branches...” , 1952-1953. (8 pp.)
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[Untitled] “The young woman carrying a hat box...” Ts. Moderate revision. Incomplete. p 11 missing., n.d. (11 pp.)

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3. Novels.,

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Up and around Ts. Note in Wagoner's hand on title page reads `Written (as my first adult effort) in the winter of 1949-50 and, thank goodness, unpublished. This is the only copy. D.W.' Light revision. Complete., 1949-1950. (314 pp.)
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Rock Ts. Note on title page in Wagoner's hand reads `2nd draft of Rock, 1956.' Several ms. pages of revision inserted. Light revision. Appears complete., 1956. (c.220 pp.)
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10/245-246.
Bags for bears,
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10/245Notes, [1957] (3 pp.)
Appears to be short list of scenes, characters in order of events. Ts., ms.
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10/246.draft, 1957 (190 pp.)
Ts. Title page notes in Wagoner's hand, `First and only draft of an unpublished novel - 1957. Only copy'. Heavily revised. Pagination incomplete and misleading. Numerous scenes revised with alternate approaches, character changes, etc. Most chapter divisions indicated. Apparently incomplete and/or unfinished. Pagination usually begins fresh with each chapter.
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The spinning ladies Ts. Note on title page in Wagoner's hand reads `2nd draft. Only copy of an unpublished novel. A version appeared in New World Writing in novella form'. [NO. 21, Light revision., c.1962. 1962] (287 pp.)
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The escape artist,
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An excerpt. Ts. Moderate revision. Appears complete.
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11/249.draft, [1965] (228 pp.)
Publisher's copy. Ts. Printers' markings.in red pencil. Note in Wagoner's hand on title page reads `Final MS, publishers copy'. Includes front matter and one photocopy page of a list of acceptible hyphenation practises, submitted by the printer in an effort toward consistency. Moderate revision and heavy corrections and several revised passaged inserted.

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4. Essays.,

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`The dog beneath the skin' and `The ascent of F6 in terms of Aristotle's `Poetics'. Ts. Prepared as course theme. Instructor, [Dr. Frenz], has noted on title page `An excellent paper - original and well written. A.' No revision. Comments in ink in the instructor's hand in margins., [1948] (12 pp.)
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12/251.
[Untitled] [Essay concerning the Seattle Repertory Theatre] Ts. Heavily revised. Appears to have been written for a theatre program or public advertisement., n.d. (2 pp.)
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12/252.
The general who walked on the grass Ts. Heavily revised. Largely a biographical sketch. For similar treatment, see The March of Coxey's army [poem], folder 97 and One foot on the grass [play], folder 225., [1958?] (3 pp.)
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12/253.
A study of Herman Melville's John Marr and other sailors Ts. Submitted as a course theme. No revision. A few instructor's comments in the margins., [1948: August 6] (23 pp.)
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12/254.
Masters with many legs Ts.[carbon] No revision. Composed at Yaddo; in a comical vein., 1956. (8 pp.)
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The mental landscape in Spenser's poetry Ts. No revision. Submitted as a course theme. Instructor's comments in red pencil in margins. Long comment on title page., 1949: Jan. 14. (12 pp.)

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Notebook A Brown spiral, 8 1/2 × 11 Note on cover indicates #1, reads Pat Smith &&& DR; #25. Sheet of unidentified poem laid in front, Unidentified prose passages and poems; chemistry equations. A suicide speaks [poem] draft. Golf scores, , [1944] - 1945. dated 1944. July 4, 1945, 1945. (17 pp.)
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Notebook B Brown spiral, 8 1/2 × 11 Penn State. Wagoner's name in his hand and reads #3 on cover. Many pages torn out. Consonant loafer [poem] Draft. Notes on Spenser. Caracerne [poem] Draft. Unidentified poem drafts; score sheet of unknown sport. Unidentified short story draft. 4 sheets of unidentified poems, drafts laid in. Lists of dates in English literature and history. 7 sheets of unidentifed dialogue laid in, , 1944-1945 dated 1944-45. (50 pp.)
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Notebook C Brown spiral, 8 × 10 Penn State. Masquerade in grey [novel?] Draft, in eight chapters. Light revision. One unidentified poem draft., 1944-1945 (91 pp.)
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Notebook D Brown spiral, `Spiral' Cover notes `Demeritus - 2/125' in Wagoner's hand. Unidentified short story and unidentified poems. 1 page of Spanish verb conjugations. Rondeau Redoublé [poem] Draft. Several pp of music score, sketches of faces and figues; notes on selected theological arguments. List of poem titles, and names. Desolate melodies [poem] Draft. Untitled sheets with poem laid in, including Lament to Gail, Ode to Ambition, Ode to Schubert. List of English history dates. Some pages cut. 8 1/2 × 11/, 1944-1945 1944-45, (59 pp.)
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Notebook E Brown spiral, 8 1/2 × 11/ Penn State. Notes on uses of `reflective' passages in writing; drawings; Unidentified notes, notes for lit. course; Short story drafts, incomplete. word lists; poem drafts; Spanish word lists; baseball scores, bowling scores; several pages laid in., 1945-1946 1946; (73 pp.)
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Notebook F Brown spiral, Penn State, 8 1/2 × 11. Name and note on cover. Poem drafts and notes. Baseball scores. Drart of Tomorrow for Angela [play] Draft of The twentieth room [play] Story notes; list of names and notes; scores of unidentified game., 1945-1946. (115 pp.)
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Notebook G Brown spiral, Penn State, 8 1/2 × 11. Poem drafts, story drafts; sketches, drawings; Spanish verb conjugations; notes for various courses., 1946. (78pp.)
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Notebook H Brown spiral, Penn State, 8 × 10. Notes, drafts Barbaric charity [play] Draft, Tomorrow for Angela [play], 1946. (41 pp.)
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Notebook I Brown, bound. 8 × 10. Cover details list of titles and dates by year of Wagoner writings, Poem drafts, unidentified. Spanish word lists; fragments of Tomorrow for Angela [play] One poem [untitled] Sections of Sleep to be born [play] A few pages laid in., 1946-1947. 1944-1950. dates, Jan. 10, 1947. (47 pp.)
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Notebook J Brown spiral, Penn State. 8 × 10. Sleep to be born [play] Draft, incomplete. Poem draft; wings for stone [play] Fragment. Sketches., 1947, Spring. (70 pp.)
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Notebook K Black plastic leather, 4 1/4 × 7. Word list, definitions. Notes on The Appointment [short story] Man in the middle [novel] Notes on salvaging diseased or damaged trees; character descriptions, list of poem title and names, and notes/minutes on what appears to be meeting of a city countil, and a short record of mileage run up in 2 week period in and around Whiting, Indiana, [1948] (n.d.) (64 pp.)
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Notebook L Brown spiral, Indiana Univ. 8 1/2 × 11. Unidentified poetry drafts and notes. You, Thomas Mann [poem] Draft Epitaph on a dead worm [oien] Fragment, 1948. (42 pp.)
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Notebook M Tan Spiral. Michigan Univ. 8 × 10. Unidentified play notes and draft and poetry drafts and notes. Baseball score records, story notes. Notes on character of Henry VI as seen in Shakespeare., 1948. n.d. (40 pp.)
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Notebook N Brown spiral, Indiana Univ. 8 1/2 × 11. Interval [poem] Drafts. Notes on Jean-Christophe [essay] Draft. copy by DW of The Wakening by Roethke. [poem] Unidentified poems. [June, 1947 for Theodore Roethke]? Drafts. Math notes., 1948. (41 pp.)
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Notebook O Tan spiral. Michigan Univer. 8 × 10. [At last, Companion season] [poem] Drafts. Unidentified play, draft. Time finds me turned [poem] Draft. Unidentified poetry drafts. Baseball score records, , 1948-1949. June 11, 1949. (32 pp.)
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Notebook P Brown spiral, Indiana Univer. 8 1/2 × 11. Max of wolf lake [poem] drafts. Poeme laid in dated A plea for my house [poem] Draft titled: Exorcism for my house., 1948-1949. [1944-45] (26 pp.)
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Notebook Q Brown spiral, Tumbler. 8 1/2 × 11. Class schedule, list of titles unidentified poetry drafts, notes, short story drafts, notes - unidentified. Baseball scores. Decision in spring [poem] Draft, 1949. (29 pp.)
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Notebook R Record book, bound. with margin lines, without index. Printed cover reads Record. 8 × 12. Unidentified short story, poetry drafts. With all the trimmings [short story] Drafts. Sets of baseball team records, from May 2m 1950-Apr. 18, 1953., 1949-1953. (76 pp.)
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Notebook S Brown spiral, Penworthy, 8 1/2 × 11. First page notes #1. Notes for a lit. course; unidentified verses. List of titles; unidentified poems; one reflective passage on personal failings and resolutions., 1949. (21 pp.)
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Notebook T Brown spiral, Indiana Univ., 8 1/2 × 11. First page notes #2. Unidentified poems and verses. Draft of a letter to Miss [Strobel] Draft of letter to unidentified author, admiring his book. Draft of essay on Thomas Mann. Scraps of verse., 1949. n.d. (35 pp.)
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Notebook U Brown spiral, Indiana Univ., 8 1/2 × 11. First page notes #3. Ballet [poem] Draft. Deserted beachhouse [poem] Draft. Unidentified poem drafts. The Appointment [short story] Draft. Unidentified short prose piece., 1949. (54 pp.)
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Notebook V Brown spiral, Tumbler. 8 1/2 × 11. First page notes #4. Untitled short story draft. Unidentified short story draft. Both appear complete. Credo [poem] Drafts. The weekly carnival (for John Woods) [poem] Draft. Unidentified poetry drafts. List of poem titles., 1949. (47 pp.)
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Notebook W Brown spiral, Tumbler. 8 1/2 × 11. Unidentified poetry drafts, fragment of short story; Last will and testament [poem] Draft. Unidentified essay on Spenser. Drafts, notes toward verse play, untitled. Another version of Last will and testament. Baseball scores., 1949-1950. (36 pp.)
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Notebook X Brown spiral, Tumbler. 8 1/2 × 11. Notes toward unidentified story. Untitled poem dated? Several unidentified story fragments, outlines. Sam the aerialist [poem] Draft. Ben of Crocker's alley [poem] Sudden frost [poem] Outline of How to pass any course in college. Unidentified poetry drafts. Cora of pigeon run [poem] Draft. Afternoon of sand [poem] Outline for Creative writing course., 1950. 1939-1947? (48 pp.)
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Notebook Y Cover missing, spiral only. 8 × 10 1/2. Incomplete, unidentified shoot story. Unidentified poems. Word lists. Outline of story, notes; character descriptions of of another story. Basebal scores, one another , 1951. dated June 27, 1952, May 5, 1951. (33 pp.)
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Notebook Z1 Black bound, 8 × 11. Spine broken, cover loose. Credo adoration [poem] Draft, The incantation [poem] drafts. Young goodman brown [play] Notes. I have a forest in my head [poem] Numerous complete poems, untitled and nearly all are dated, sometimes also by place. Other titles include: Pause, Lines for a dangerous day; Spring song; The hero with one face; Epitaph; The coronation; The dge of the storm; Elegy for a distant relative; Gift of a miner to a lady; Lullaby through the side of the mouth; A place to stand; Murder mystery; Man from the top of the mind; News from the court; A warning to my love; The recognition; Words above a narrow entrance; The first word; The migration; Lament for the very few; To my friend whose parachute did not open; Strangers; prayer against gardeners; The satirists; The teaching load; Personal history; Address to Parnassus; The emergency maker; Song for a bad night; After falling; The war between my faces. Inside back cover, list of titles and some numbering system., [1952-1959] dated Nov. 1952. (225 pp.)
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Notebook Z2 Black bound, spine broken, cover loose. 5 1/2 × 8 1/2. Song in the dead of winter [poem] Draft, Unidentified story notes. Notes on Coxey, for the play version. Extensive. Notes for prose - possibly Bags for bears? Lists of ideas, scribbles, clever sayings, etc. One water colour drawing on one page., 1956-. (138 pp.)

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6. Miscellany.,

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[Wagoner's comments on some of his poems] Ts. List of poem titles [for a reading] With comments on the nature/purpose of readings. Verso: brief outline of current temperment of poetry tastes. List of poems with numbered (not actual) order in which to be read. Poems divided into 4 categories. 32 titles. List of 20 titles with brief introductory note to be used on occasion of reading. Notes on Wagoner's feelings and beliefs in the nature of his poetry - with reference to The nesting ground., (4 items. 5 pp.)
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Miscellaneous notes. A sheaf of ms, introductory, explanatory material [to be used during a reading, similar to above] Few titles given., (21 pp.)
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Ts. quotes on separate sheets by Yeats, Donne and Eliot. Each appears intended to preface different groups of poems. [unpub]-A few ms. notes appended., (3 pp.)
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Notes preparatory to writing unidentified poems. Ts., ms. Verso: several sheets with exam questions [mimeo] [for Wagoner's students], (12 pp.)
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Dedication page, Ts. ms. `For Ted Roethke'; list of poetry titles. Copy, The New Portfolio, April 1946 containing Shameon you [short story] by Wagoner. Published by students, Penn State. Copy, Page one ball, Hammond newspaper guild. Obituary of a rewriteman [poem] by Wagoner on inside back cover. 1952's Hammond Times [newspaper] Poet Laureate. Clipping, June 22, 1952 Hammond Times Note at top by Wagoner reads `My 1st newspaper story'. Sunday Pictorial Reviews, Seattle post inte lligencer, Contains article on Wagoner as a Northwest novelist of repute. Photo with Carolyn Kizer. Clipping, Mademoiselle, College poets Includes poems by two of Wagoner's students. Northwest today, Sunday supplement to Seattle Post Intelligencer, Article by Wagoner `Do you hate poetry?' At St. Vincent DePaul's [poem] clipping, The New Yorker, [Untitled poem] Proof sheet. Ts.[phtotcopy] of Review of The escape artist [novel] 3 poems, unidentified. Ts.[photocopy], n.d. 1952. Dec. 27, 1959. April 1961. 1961. Nov. 14, 1965. Nov. 5, 1966. n.d. (11 items.)
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Miscellaneous notes. Ms. lyric passages. Verso large manilla envellope., (1 item.)
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Warning [poem] by John Woods. Ts.[carbon], (1 p.)
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Reader's report [Wagoner] of Modern Brazilian Poetry, translated and edited by John A. Nist, published Indiana University Press, Ts.[carbon] Unsigned., 1962.

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