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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
P.U.L.C. American Poetry Issue Collection
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 1.5 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2


Consists of the original poems and essays composed for the special spring 1994 issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle on contemporary American poetry.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the original poems and essays composed for the special spring 1994 issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle (Vol. LV, no. 3) celebrating contemporary American poetry, edited by Patricia H. Marks, as well as the related editorial correspondence. Poets represented include John Ashbery, Wendell Berry, Amy Clampitt, James Dickey, Galway Kinnell, James Merrill, W. S. Merwin, Robert Pinsky, Charles Simic, W. D. Snodgrass, Diane Wakoski, and C. K. Williams. The issue coincided with an exhibition and catalog featuring the Leonard L. Milberg Collection of American Poetry. Additionally, there are photographs of 53 of the 70 American poets represented in the Milberg collection, including 26 mounted photographs of some of them taken from the exhibition. Of special interest is a signed, limited broadside of Philip Levine's poem "Llanto."


Box 1 is arranged alphabetically by name of P.U.L.C. contributor; in Box 2, photos are arranged alphabetically by poet name.

Collection History


Contributors: A.R. Ammons, John Ashbery, Eileen Simpson Baine for Berryman, Wendall Berry, Philip Booth, Joseph Brodsky, Amy Clampitt, Alfred Corn, Robert Creeley, Guy Davenport, Diane di Prima, James Dickey, Edward Dorn, Richard Eberhart, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Giroux, Louise Gluck, Jorie Graham, Emily Grosholz, Barbara Guest, Donald Hall, Daniel Halpern, Michael S. Harper, Robert Hass, Anthony Hecht, John Hollander, Andrew Hudgins, David Ignatow, Donald Justice, Edmund L. Keeley, Robert Kelly, X.J. Kennedy, Galway Kinnell,

Caroline Kitzer, Kenneth Koch, Stanley Kunitz, James Laughlin, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, A. Walton Litz, J.D. McClatchy, William Meredith, James Merrill, W.S. Merwin, Frederick Morgan, Estate of Frank O'Hara, Robert Pinsky, Adrienne Rich, James Richardson, Karl Shapiro, Charles Simic, Louis Simpson, W.D. Snodgrass, Gary Snyder, Robert Spoo, William Stafford, Mark Strand, Rozanne Knudson, Frederick Tibbetts, Diane Wakoski, Theodore R. Weiss, Reed Whittemore, Richard Wilbur, C.K. Williams, and Charles Wright.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

The contents list was copiled by Rafael Abrahams in July 2010

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

P.U.L.C. American Poetry Issue Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-2