Tom Raworth Papers
1974.0003

 An Inventory

Summary Information

Repository
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
Creator
Raworth, Tom
Title
Tom Raworth Papers
ID
1974.0003
Date [inclusive]
1964-1977
Extent
9.1 Linear feet
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
Born and raised in London, poet Tom Raworth travelled and worked in the United States and Mexico in the 1970s, returning to England in 1977 to be Resident Poet at King's College, Cambridge, the city in which he still lives. Since 1966 he has published more than forty books and pamphlets of poetry, prose and translations, in several countries. He was editor of three literary/art magazines: outburst (1961-63);  Before Your Very Eyes! (1964); and  Infolio (1986-87). During the 1960s he also ran two small presses - Matrix and Goliard. Since the early 1970s he has read his work in more than 20 countries.

Preferred Citation

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

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Biography

Tom Raworth was born and grew up in London. During the 1970s he travelled and worked in the United States and  Mexico, returning to  England in 1977 to be Resident Poet at  King's College, Cambridge, in which city he still lives. Since 1966 he has published more than forty books and pamphlets of poetry, prose and translations, in several countries. His graphic work has been shown in  France,  Italy, and the  USA, and he has collaborated and performed with musicians, painters, and other poets.

He was editor of three literary/art magazines: outburst (1961-63);  Before Your Very Eyes! (1964); and  Infolio (1986-87). During the 1960s he also ran two small presses - Matrix and Goliard. Since the early 1970s he has read his work in more than 20 countries, including at many International Literary Festivals, and has been invited to teach, or to be a visiting writer, in  France,  Italy, the  USA, and the  Republic of South Africa.

Tom Raworth's Collected Poems were published in 2003. His latest collection is Windmills in Flames: Old and New Poems (2010).

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Scope and Content

The collection contains literary manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence received by Raworth, personal notes and fragments of writings, galleys, and some photographs. The bulk of the collection dates from 1972 to 1977.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries July 2012

University of Connecticut Libraries
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205
860.486.2524
archives@uconn.edu

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Copyright Information

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.

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired from Tom Raworth in 1974, 1976 and 1977.

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Related Materials

Related Material

A substantial amount of Raworth correspondence resides in the Ed Dorn Papers and Charles Olson Research Collection in Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence.
  • Galley proofs.
  • Manuscripts.
  • Notebooks.
  • Notes.
  • Personal Papers.
  • Photographs.
  • Poems.

Occupation(s)

  • Periodical publishing Great Britain
  • Poets, American.
  • Publishers and publishing Great Britain

Personal Name(s)

  • Hall, Barry
  • Olson, Charles, 1910-1970.

Subject(s)

  • American poetry--20th century.
  • Dorn, Edward—Correspondence.
  • English poetry—20th century.
  • Goliard Press.
  • Great Britain—Business, industries, and trades—Publishing.
  • Great Britain—Cultural affairs—Literature.
  • Literary Collections
  • London (England)—Business, industries, and trades—Publishing.
  • Londong (England)—Cultural affairs—Literature.
  • Matrix Press.
  • Outburst (Periodical)
  • Poetry--Periodicals.
  • Poets, American--20th century.

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Collection Inventory

Inventory 

Box

Box 1: Personal correspondence received by Raworth (A - Grady) 1964-1977 

1

A-C   6 letters

Abbott, Ward 1974-1975   6 letters

Alpert, Barry 1972-1976   6 letters

Ball, David and Nicole 1968-1974 

Ball, David and Nicole 1974 

Ball, David 1974-1975 

Ball, David and Nicole 1975-1977   78 letters

Barrell, John 1972-1976   18 letters

Benveniste, Asa and Pip 1972-1977   39 letters

Berge, Carol 1964-1976   2 letters

Bergstrom, R.P. 1973 

Berkson, Bill 1973-1976   5 letters

Berlin, Andrew 1976-1977   8 letters

Berrigan, Ted and Alice Notley   1 letter

Bertolino, Jim? 1973   1 letter

Bertholf, Robert 1974-1975   2 letters

Blaisdell, Gus 1973   5 letters

Bokris, Victor 1972-1973   15 letters

Bowering, George 1973-1977   9 letters

Brainard, Joseph 1972-1973   3 letters

Brotherston, Gorden 1974 

Brown, Rebecca 1973-1974   4 letters

Butler, Bill 1977   1 letter

Butterfield, Penny and Herbie 1973-1977   38 letters

Butterick, George 1974-1975   16 letters

Byrd, Charles L. 1974   1 letter

Calder, David 1973   1 letter

Caldwell, Claudia 1975-1976   2 letters

Callahan, Robert O. 1976   1 letter

Carrigan, Andrew 1973-1976   20 letters

Chaloner, David 1976   1 letter

Clark, Tom 1973-1974   4 letters

Codrescu, Andrei 1972-1975   4 letters

Collom, Jack 1975   1 letter

Cox, Bill 1973-1975   8 letters

Creeley, Robert 1975   1 letter

Creighton, Jane 1977   1 letter

Crozier, Andrew 1973   2 letters

Cullingford, Angie 1973   1 letter

D-G   8 letters

Daley, Debora 

Daley, John 1976   2 letters

Dawson, Fielding 1972-1977   7 letters

DiPalma, Ray 1972-1977   28 letters

Dobbie, Michael 1974   2 letters

Dorn, Ed 1969-1977   24 letters

Related Material

See also correspondence from Ed Dorn to Raworth, 1960 to 1972, in Boxes 8 and 9.

Edwards, Edys 1973-1977   18 letters

Erickson, William E. 1972   1 letter

Farkas, Zoltan 1973   1 letter

Faville, Curtis 1973-1974   3 letters

Fisher, Allen 1974   1 letter

Foster, Gilpin and Gayle 1972-1977   53 letters

Franco, Jean 1972-1976   4 letters

Gallup, Dick 1973   1 letter

Gates, Richard 1974-1976   8 letters

Gilfillan, Merrill   5 letters

Ginman, John 1972-1973   2 letters

Gitin, David and Maria 1974   1 letter

Gogarty, Paul 1973-1975   6 letters

Grady, Panna and Philip O'Connor 1973-1974   4 letters

Box 2: Personal correspondence received by Raworth (Grady - MacBeth) 1971-1977 

2

Graham, Jackie 1973   2 letters

Gray, Darrell 1972-1977   5 letters

Greenwald, Ted 1972-1977   56 letters

Greinke, Eric 1974   1 letter

Grenier, Bob 1974   1 letter

Hackman, Neil 1974   1 letter

H - K   11 letters

Hall, Barry 1973-1976   25 letters

Hanson, Polly 1972-1974   2 letters

Harwood, Lee 1972-1976   5 letters

Hecht, Warren Jay 1973   2 letters

Helder, Jack   1 letter

Heliczer, Piero 1973   3 letters

Henshaw, Marjorie B. 1973   1 letter

Herd, Dale 1975-1977   11 letters

Hobson, Mike 1977   2 letters

Holl, Josie 1975-1977   4 letters

Hollo, Anselm 1972-1976   16 letters

Horovitz, Michael 1972-1973   13 letters

Ingham, Charles   2 letters

Johnstone, Paul 1976-1977   4 letters

Jonathan Cape Ltd. 1973-1974   3 letters

Kendall, Paul 1972-1975   8 letters

Khater, Tony   2 letters

Knight, Arthur 1974   2 letters

Kodolanyi, Gyula 1972-1976   18 letters

Koperwas, Sam and Evelyn 1973-1977   23 letters

L- O   7 letters

Lansdowne, Pat and Ken 1973-1976   4 letters

Larner, Jeremy 1976-1977   3 letters

Lesicka, Rene and Charlie 1976-1977   50 letters

Liddy, James 1973   1 letter

Little, Bill   1 letter

Littlewood, Neil 1975-1977   51 letters

Lorenzo 1976   2 letters

Lowenfels, Walter 1974   1 letter

MacAdams, Lewis 1974   1 letter

MacBeth, George 1974   1 letter

Box 3: Personal correspondence received by Raworth (Maddux - Zephyrus, unknown), ephemera, and fragments 1969-1977 

3

Maddux, Sam 1974   1 letter

Marley, Brian 1973   4 letters

Martin, John 1974   2 letters

Matthias, John   1 letter

Mattingly, George 1974-1976   9 letters

Mayer, Bernadette   1 letter

Mayor, David 1974-1975   1 letter

McClure, Michael 1976   1 letter

McCord, Howard 1974   1 letter

McEwen, Rory 1974   2 letters

McGough, Roger 1974-1975   3 letters

McNaughton, Duncan 1974   1 letter

McPhee, Patrick 1976   3 letters

Medhurst, Colin and Rosina 1974-1976   4 letters

Meltzer, David 1969-1974   4 letters

Mendleson, Anna and John 1973-1977   53 letters

Middleton, Christopher 1973-1977   6 letters

Montes de Oca, Ana Luisa   1 letter

Mottram, Eric 

Mulford, Wendy 1977   2 letters

Nations, Opal and Ellen 1974-1975   2 letters

Navero, Bud 1976-1977   3 letters

Neff, Severine 1973   3 letters

Negosanu, Petronela 1976-1977   11 letters

Nixson, Vivian 1973-1976   3 letters

Nuttall, Jeff 1973-1976   8 letters

O'Connor, Philip 1976-1977   2 letters

P-S   17 letters

Pacheco, Jose and Christina 1972-1977   25 letters

Padgett, Ron 1973-1974   11 letters

Paul, John 1974-1976   8 letters

Pearson, Gabrielle 1973   3 letters

Pedroletti, Minouche 1975   2 letters

Pickard, Tom 1977   1 letter

Plomer, William 1973   2 letters

Poltroon Press 1975-1976   7 letters

Prynne, Jeremy 1977   1 letter

Randell, Elaine 1973-1975   20 letters

Rasulsa, Jed 1976   2 letters

Raworth, Mom and Dad 1973-1977   67 letters

Rezek, John 1974   1 letter

Robinson, Andrew 1973-1974   3 letters

Robinson, John 1972-1973   7 letters

Rodefer, Stephen 1976   2 letters

Rogers, Anne 1973   3 letters

Ross-Alter, Ivy 1972-1977   5 letters

Rouco, Maria de la Asuncion 1973   1 letter

Rowlen, B. R. 1973   1 letter

Ruppert, Jim   1 letter

Rusk, Robert 1976   2 letters

Silliman, Ronald 1974   2 letters

Sjoberg, John 1973   1 letter

Smith, Phil 1974   4 letters

Stangos, Nikos 1972-1973   2 letters

Symondson, William   1 letter

T-Z 

Telesis, Howard (H. Teter)   1 letter

Turnbull, Gael 1977   1 letter

Uren, Laurent 

Uren, Sylvia 

Veitch, Tom 

Vincent, Steven 

Vowles, Mike 

Waldman, Anne 

Walker, Nigel 

Ward, Geoffrey 

Watten, Barry 

Welbourn, Bill 

Weldon, William   2 letters

Wevill, David 

Whatman, Gaynor 

Fang, Achilles   1 letter

Wilhelm, Holly 

Wilkinson, John and Jane 

Williams, C. K. 

Williams, Heathcote 1974 

Williams, Hugo 

Williams, Jonathan 

Young, Dudley 

Young, Geoffrey 

Zephyrus Image 1976 

Miscellaneous and unknown   49 letters

Ephemera and Fragments 

Box 4: Notebooks and manuscripts 1970-1976 

4

Notebook April - May 1972, July 19, 1972   includes inserts

Notebook "Austin Texas" August 29, 1974 - April 1975 

Notebook "Scribe" August 1973 - May 23, 1974, October  

Notebook "10/4/69" August 1973 to May 23, 1974, October 18, 19? 

Notebook "Ball Point" July to August 1974 

Notebook "Log Book" January 1, 1972 to March 1972 

Notebook "Rowney" December 1970 to December 1971 

Notebook, Rainbow Tablet May to June 1973 

Notebook, Rainbow Tablet undated 

Notebook, Rainbow Tablet November 25, 1972 to ca. December 1972 

Noetbook, green leaves (cover) September 1975, January to March 1976 

Notebook, "July 18, 1973 Mexico" 1973 

Manuscripts (uncataloged) 

Box 5: Manuscripts, fragments, and galley proofs 1970-1975 

5

Folio, orange   Typescripts, loose

Folder "Rough" 1970 - 1972, 1974   Typescripts, handwritten manuscripts, fragments

"Correction proofs of ACT 6/21/75" 1975   Galleys with handwritten annotations

Box 6: Notebooks, manuscripts, and galley proofs 1975-1977 

6

Notebook, black undated 

Notebook, blue, "San Francisco May 15, 1975" May 1975-June 1975 

Notebook, cherub (cover), "San Francisco June 1/75" June 1975 - August 1975   includes inserts

Notebook "April/May 76" 1976 

Notebook, weekly time book (cover) undated   Appears to be account book for correspondence

Address book, red (cover) 

Notebook, blue paper (cover), "12/76" 1976 

Notebook, brown hi-tone (cover) undated 

Notebook, black and red (cover), "December '76" December 1976 to 1977? 

Notebook, grey, "Sept 75" September 1975 to December 1975 

Typescripts, loose   Manuscripts, notes, galley proofs

Binder "Writing (versions)" June to August 1975? 

Tablet, Climax ca. June 1975   Includes handwritten manuscripts

Typescripts, loose   Includes photocopy proof of ACE

Box 7: Artwork, manuscripts, correspondence, notes, photographs, clippings 1974-1975 

7

Box 8: Correspondence from Ed Dorn to Raworth February 12, 1960 to August 30, 1965 

8

Box 9: Correspondence from Ed Dorn to Raworth January 11, 1966 to June 13, 1972, undated 

9

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