TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biography

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Detailed Description

Series I: Outgoing Correspondence, undated, 1967-1979

Series II: Incoming Correspondence, undated, 1950-1977






Larry Eigner Papers



Finding aid prepared by Mike Rush.






Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205



© 2004 University of Connecticut



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Creator: Eigner, Larry.
Title: Larry Eigner Papers.
Dates: 1950-1979.
Quantity: 1 linear foot.
Identification: MSS19740001
Language: English.
Abstract: Born in 1927 in Swampscott, Massachusetts, Larry Eigner is an American poet affiliated with Charles Olson and the Black Mountain College.

Biography

Born in 1927 in Swampscott, Massachusetts, Larry Eigner is an American poet affiliated with Charles Olson and the Black Mountain College.

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Scope and Content

Incoming and outgoing correspondence of Larry Eigner and acquaintances including David and Maria Gitin, George Bowering, Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Vincent Ferrini, Denise Levertov and Gael Turnbull. Also includes poetry, literary magazines and an audio cassette. Related collections include George Butterick Papers, William K. Costley Papers, Vincent Ferrini Papers, James Koller Papers, Charles Olson Research Collection, James Weil Papers.

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Arrangement

Two collections have been integrated into one and condensed into two boxes. Box one includes outgoing correspondence sent by Larry Eigner primarily to David and Maria Gitin including 67 letters (1970-1979) which address, but not exclusively, Eigner's poetry, poems from #76 to 1068 (1967-1978; series is incomplete; numbered poems included in letters were condensed with other numbered poems for organization), assorted papers and poems from correspondence without date or number, one notebook, mimeographed TS of a play entitled "The Reception" with occasional notes by Eigner, several literary magazines, 3 poems by David Gitin annotated by Eigner. Box two includes letters received by Larry Eigner from numerous correspondents, principally (more than 10 letters each) George Bowering, Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Vincent Ferrini, Denise Levertov, and Gael Turnbull. Box two also includes an audiocassette of Larry Eigner reading a selection of his poems (1974).

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

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Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of literary collections. Letters and manuscripts of Larry Eigner are also in the papers of Cid Corman, Bill K. Costley, Vincent Ferrini, James Koller, Charles Olson, James Weil and John Wieners. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the reference desk.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Bowering, George.
Corman, Cid.
Creeley, Robert.
Duncan, Robert.
Eigner, Larry, 1927-.
Ferrini, Vincent.
Gitin, David.
Gitin, Maria.
Levertov, Denise.
Turnbull, Gael.

Document Types:

Audio cassette.
Correspondence.
Manuscripts.
Notebooks.
Personal papers.
Publications.

Occupations:

Poet.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Larry Eigner Papers. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Series I was purchased in October 1991. Series II was a gift/purchase from Eigner in 1974/1975.

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Bibliography

About the Author:

Irving P. Leif. Larry Eigner: A Bibliography of His Works, (Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1989).
Idris McElveen. ed. Donald J. Greiner, “Larry Eigner,” in American Poets Since World War II, part 1, Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 5 (Detroit: Gale Research, 1980), 229-234.

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Detailed Description

Series I: Outgoing Correspondence, undated, 1967-1979
1:1 Rowan, Stephanie and Louis 1973 October 22
Gitin, David and Maria (11 folders)
1:2 Letters (35) 1970-1972
1:3 Letters (32) 1973-1979
1:4 Poems #76-699 1967-1972
1:5 Poems #700-899b 1972-1974
1:6 Poems #900-1068 1 1974-1978
1:7 Poems and Papers undated
1:8 Notebook
1:9 "Earth Ship" #8 1972 February
1:10 TS of "The Reception"
1:11 Magazines
1:12 3 D.Gitin Poems(annotated by Eigner)
Series II: Incoming Correspondence, undated, 1950-1977
2:13 Blackburn, Paul (6) 1953-1959
2:14 Blazek, Douglas (2) 1965
2:15 Bly, Robert (1) 1960
2:16 Bowering, George (13) 1962-1964
2:17 Caplan, Ronald (1) 1964
2:18 Clark, Thomas (7) 1964-1965
2:19 Coolidge, Clark (1) 1973
2:20 Corman, Cid (56) 1950-1961
2:21 Corman, Cid (74) 1962-1969
2:22 Creeley, Bobbie (1) 1968
2:23 Creeley, Robert (35) 1950-1968
2:24 Duerden, Richard (1) 1958
2:25 Duncan, Robert (13) 1957-1970
2:26 Jones, LeRoi (3) 1959-1960
2:27 Ferrini, Vincent (11) 1954-1977
2:28 Fowler, Gene (1) 1966
2:29 Grady, Robert F. (1) 1962
2:30 Kelly, Robert (1) 1961
2:31 Laughlin, James (1) 1963
2:32 Levertov, Denise (10) 1954-1971
2:33 Mead, Matthew (2) 1961
2:34 Millward, Pamela (1) 1966
2:35 Minelli, Frank (1) undated
2:36 Shayer, Michael (1) 1960
2:37 Smith, Alexander D., Jr. (2) 1974, 1975
2:38 Snyder, Gary (2) 1959-1960
2:39 Souster, Raymond (2) 1954-1961
2:40 Stefanile, Felix (1) 1955
2:41 Taggart, John (2) 1966
2:42 Turnbull, Gael (15) 1954-1966
2:43 Weil, James L. (1) 1961
2:44 Welch, Lew (1) 1961
2:45 Whalen, Philip (2) 1958-1959
2:46 Wieners, John (4) 1957-1958
2:47 Williams, Jonathan (7) 1960-1967
2:48 Williams, Terrence (2) 1966
2:49 Wilson, Keith (3) 1965-1967
2:50 Zukofsky, Louis (4) 1960-1968
2:51 Unknown (1)
2:52 "Alan" (1)
2:53 Audio cassette--Larry Eigner 1974