The John Berryman Manuscripts (VMF013)


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Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

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Collection Outline

Beloved do not think of me [collection of poems] 1957: Oct. 7-n.d.

His thoughts made pockets and the plane buckt [collection of poems] n.d: n.d.

Short poems [collection of poems] n.d:n.d. 1967.

Acceptance speech, National Book Award in Poetry, March 12, 1969,

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Berryman, John
Title: Berryman, John, 1914-, American author. Typescripts, editorial matter.
Dates: 1957-1967
Quantity: 2 items
Identification: VMF013[Accessions: 802, 897, 1396]

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Standard biographical information about John Berryman can be found in Kunitz, Twentieth century authors, first supplement, 1955.

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Ts. of Beloved, do not think of me [collection of poems] published as His thoughts made pockets and the plane buckt, 15 pp. Page proof of His thoughts made pockets and the plane buckt [collection of poems] 13 pp.

Uncut page proof of Short poems [collection of poems] 37 galleys and Acceptance speech have been transferred to the print collection.

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Sources

Purchase, 1967, 1968

Processing: April, 1970 JS

Short poems and Acceptance speech transferred to printed 9/20/82

Entire collection transferred to Misc. 2/23/83

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1 /Berryman

Beloved do not think of me [collection of poems] , 1957: Oct. 7-n.d. (1 item (15 pp.): TS with MS revision)

Published as His thoughts made pockets and the plane buckt. Ts. very light ms. revision, ms. pagination upper right corners, Black book [poem] inserted after original compilation

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1 /Berryman

His thoughts made pockets and the plane buckt [collection of poems] , n.d: n.d. (1 item (13 pp.): page proof)

Earlier title, Beloved do not think of me, crossed out, final version written. Page proof light revision, moderate printers marks.

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1 /Berryman

Short poems [collection of poems] published Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc., , n.d:n.d. 1967. (37 galleys)

Contains - beginning galley 30, p. 95 - the earlier collection His thoughts made pockets and the plane buckt. `Dillon' in bold faced type inserted between the lines of The mysteries [poem] Galley proof, no revisions or notations.
This item was transferred to Special Collections print 9/20/82.

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Box/folder
1 /Berryman

Acceptance speech, National Book Award in Poetry, , March 12, 1969, (1 item (1 p.): Ts. [duplicated])

Awarded for His toy, his dream [collection of poems]
This item was transferred to Special Collections print 9/20/82.

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