Stuart Wright Collection: John Ciardi Papers, 1820-1991 (bulk 1947-1991), undated

Manuscript Collection #1169-018

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Stuart Wright Collection: John Ciardi Papers
    Creator: Ciardi, John, (John Anthony), 1916-1986
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers of John Ciardi (1820-1991 [Bulk: 1947-1991], undated) documenting the life and literary career of the noted Boston, Massachusetts-born American poet, translator, etymologist, and editor, consisting of correspondence, manuscript materials, loose manuscript items transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, proofs of published works, audio recordings, and printed materials, by or about John Ciardi, Elio Vittorini, Harry Crews, George Braziller, and others; in English, Italian & Latin language.
    Extent: 4.44 Cubic feet, 4.44 Cubic feet, 8 archival boxes & 5 oversized folders; 467 items, 2,896 p.,
  • Description
     

    The Stuart Wright Collection: John Ciardi Papers document the life and literary career of John Ciardi, 1820-1991, undated. The collection is arranged in 4 series including an original acquisition of 2 series: John Ciardi’s correspondence and loose manuscript materials transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection which consists of 6 files; It also includes 2 additions of 1 series each: Cary Addition #1, and Ludlow Addition #2.

    Series 1: Correspondence consists of two files of correspondence. The first consists of Ciardi’s correspondence with Judith Wray and Robert Mueller regarding the Modern Poetry Association’s private auction in October-November 1959. The second consists of Ciardi’s correspondence with Harry Crews regarding Crews’ behavior, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, their friendship and a proposed visit, during 1971-1972. Series one is held in Box 1.a – 1.b

    Series 2: Loose Manuscripts from Stuart Wright Book Collection consists of loose manuscript and other materials found between the leaves of volumes in the Stuart Wright Book Collection. The material consists of notes, letters, clippings, printed material and ephemera, 1940-1976, relating to John Ciardi, Elio Vittorini, Harry Crews, George Braziller, and their publications. Most of the correspondence relates to Harry Crews’ publications Car (1974), The Gospel Singer (1974), and A Feast of Snakes (1976). The loose manuscripts are linked to the book of origin by their Stuart Wright Book Collection Number (e.g. Stuart Wright Book Collection #38.04). Series two is held in Box 1.c – 1.f

    Note to Researchers: Series 2-4: Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection consists of items found laid in works in the Stuart Wright Book Collection by, about, associated with, or owned by John Ciardi. They include notes and bookmarks inserted by Ciardi, Stuart Wright, and others; also notes, cards, correspondence, clippings, advertising, reviews, ephemera, etc. relating to his published works. The loose manuscripts are linked to the books from which they came by their Stuart Wright Book Collection Number (e.g. Stuart Wright Book Collection #40.15).

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    John Ciardi, was born John Anthony Ciardi, 24 June 1916 in Boston, Massachusetts into an Italian-American immigrant family.

    Ciardi graduated from Tufts University in 1938. He subsequently earned an M.A. from the University of Michigan in 1939. Ciardi served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II, as a gunner aboard B-29 bombers and flew at least 20 missions over Japan.

    After the war, Ciardi resumed his teaching career at the University of Kansas City but soon left for academic positions at Harvard University, where he served from 1946-1953. During this time he became involved with the Bread Loaf Writers Conference at Middlebury College in Vermont. He served as director of the conference for almost thirty years. Ciardi’s first book of poems – Homeward to America -- was published in 1940. Other Skies, based on his wartime experiences appeared in 1947. A third volume, Live Another Day was published in 1949. In 1959, Ciardi published a book on how to read, write, and teach poetry: How Does a Poem Mean? This volume has proven to be among the most-used books of its kind. At the peak of his popularity in the early 1960s, Ciardi also had a network television CBS program, Accent. He died 30 March 1986, in Metuchen, New Jersey.

    He is known as a poet, translator, etymologist, and editor. While primarily regarded as a poet, he also translated Dante's Divine Comedy trilogy (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradisio, 1954-1977), wrote several volumes of children's poetry, pursued etymology studies, contributed to the Saturday Review as a columnist and long-time poetry editor, and directed the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont.

    Sources: "John Ciardi." [Biographical Sketch] Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ciardi

    Author: Jonathan Dembo, revised 11/19/2010, 11/29/2011, 1/23/2012; revised by Trisha Capansky, 11/28/2011; revised by Jonathan Dembo, 9/17/2012, 11/1/2016; 11/15/2016.

    Stuart T. Wright. The John Ciardi Papers were collected and compiled by Stuart T. Wright. Wright was born on 30 March 1948 in Roxboro, North Carolina. He was the son of Frances Critcher Wright (1919-2010) and Wallace Lyndon Wright (1921-1965). An avid reader as a boy, Wright developed a strong interest in the American Civil War and with his father toured many of the war’s battlefields searching for artifacts and studying the history of the era. At the age of 12, he won a statewide “Johnny Reb” essay contest and by the age of 15 had visited every major battlefield of the Civil War. Wright attended Roxboro High School, from which he graduated in 1966. It was during these years that he developed an interest in collecting historical books and manuscripts and began relationships with a number of local collectors and dealers.

    In the fall of 1966, Wright enrolled at Wake Forest University as a pre-med, history, German and music student. Wright earned a B.A. in German and music in 1970. As a graduate student at Wake Forest University, Wright focused his studies on Southern history and literature, his ambition being to build an authoritative Southern Studies collection for the university. He received a master's degree in Southern Studies in 1973 and a second master's degree in U.S. History in 1980. Additionally Wright holds a professional degree from England in a medically related field. It was while studying there that he became interested in Thomas Wolfe, the noted North Carolina native and novelist.

    Following his graduation from Wake Forest, Wright began to develop his collections more systematically, acquiring many first editions of Southern writers. In 1976 he began teaching at Reynolda House, a Wake Forest University affiliate dedicated to the arts and arts education. Wright taught classes in American music as well as human anatomy for art students. In 1978 Wright became Lecturer in Education at Wake Forest University. During his 10 years teaching at Wake Forest University, Wright authored numerous works of Civil War and North Carolina history, and dozens of articles, bibliographies, essays and reviews on Southern literature and the writers whose papers he collected. In addition, he developed a strong interest in the writings of the English poet Donald Davie and the Minnesota-born poet Richard Eberhart, whose works he also collected.

    At the same time, Wright also began a career as a publisher by starting Palaemon Press in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. By 1984, Palaemon Press had produced 316 titles, consisting mainly of broadsides and limited editions, of the poetry and essays of such Southern writers as A. R. Ammons, Fred Chappell, James Dickey, William Goyen, George Garrett, and Eudora Welty. He also built comprehensive collections and compiled book-length descriptive bibliographies of A.R. Ammons, Andrew Lytle, Reynolds Price, James Dickey, William Goyen, Walker Percy, Randall Jarrell, Peter Taylor, George Garrett, Richard Eberhart, and Donald Davie. As well as serving as editor of the contemporary literature section of the Bulletin of Bibliography throughout the 1980s, Wright also contributed pioneering checklists of the writings of Southern poets Henry Taylor, Charles Wright, and Robert Morgan. For Meckler Publishing he served as series editor for a number of book-length bibliographies and checklists. In recognition of these accomplishments, when he was just 32, Wright was elected to membership in New York's prestigious Grolier Club.

    All of these works are represented in the Stuart Wright Collection. In his dealings with these various authors Wright made consistent efforts to acquire personal papers, letters and documents, photographs, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and published materials to supplement his continuing activities as a purchaser of their works. In this way, Wright acquired perhaps a majority of his overall collection. Over the years a number of biographers used Wright’s collection to aid their research. For example, James A. Grimshaw, Jr. used the collection extensively for his Robert Penn Warren: A Descriptive Bibliography, 1922-1979 published by the University Press of Virginia, in 1981 and Craig S. Abbott did so as well for John Crowe Ransom: A Descriptive Bibliography, published by Whitston Publishing Company, Inc. in 1999. Joseph Blotner also used the Wright collection in researching Robert Penn Warren: A Biography, published by Random House in 1997.

    Nevertheless, from the mid- to late 1980s, Wright began to look for a permanent home for his collection, which he felt had grown too large and yet had been too little used. Unable to find a repository willing to accept the entire collection under suitable conditions, he sold a number of individual author collections to Vanderbilt University, Duke University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Emory University. It was not until 2010 that he reached agreement to house the remaining, and largest part of his collection at East Carolina University. The Stuart Wright Collection in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection of J.Y. Joyner Library includes 22 sub-collections of the papers of Southern American writers. The related Stuart Wright Book Collection holds several thousand volumes by or about many of the same writers. Many of these volumes contain annotations, inscriptions, and insertions that reveal much about the authors in the collection and their relationships with one another. In 1998 Wright moved to England, and since 2001 he has resided in the medieval market town of Ludlow, in Shropshire.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    21 June 2010, 0.008 cubic feet; 1 archival box; 19 items; 25 p.; Papers (1949-1976) documenting the life and literary career of John Ciardi, the noted American poet, translator, etymologist, and editor, consisting of loose manuscripts from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, including correspondence, notes, and ephemera, by or about John Ciardi, Elio Vittorini, Harry Crews, George Braziller, and others. Vendor: Stuart Wright

    27 October 2011, (Cary Addition #1), 2.91 cubic feet; 4.75 archival boxes & 3 oversized folders; 294 items; 2168 p. Papers (1820-1989, undated) documenting the life and literary career of John Ciardi (1916-1989), the noted American poet, translator, etymologist, and editor, including correspondence, manuscript materials, loose manuscripts transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, proofs of published works, audio recordings, & printed materials. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

    20 July 2012, (Ludlow Addition #2), 1.28 cubic feet; 3 archival boxes & 2 oversized folders; 154 items; 700 p. Papers (1940-1991, undated) documenting the life and literary career of John Ciardi (1916-1989), the noted American poet, translator, etymologist, and editor, including correspondence, manuscripts, loose manuscript materials transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection, proofs of published works, & audio recordings. Vendor: Stuart Wright.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Stuart Wright, 6/21/2010, 10/27/2011, 7/20/2012

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Stuart Wright Collection: John Ciardi Papers (#1169-018) East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processing, Preliminary inventory, Container list, & Finding aid by Jonathan Dembo, with the assistance of Nathaniel King, Dale Wetterhahn, and Saundra Pinkham, revised 11/19/2010, 11/1/2016; Final inventory by Douglas Tuers, revised 1/24/2011; Finding aid revised by Jonathan Dembo, 11/29/2011, 11/1/2016; revised by Trisha Capansky, 11/28/2011; revised by Jonathan Dembo, 1/23/2012, 11/1/2016; Stuart Wright biography revised by Jonathan Dembo, 9/17/2012, 11/1/2016; Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, 7/2/2012; Encoding revised by Jonathan Dembo, 7/18/2012, 11/18/2016

Container List

  • Correspondence
     

    • Box 1
       
      Ciardi, John with Judith Wray & Robert Mueller, re: Modern Poetry Association private auction [Correspondence] (October - November 1959) ALS, TLS Clipping, Etc. 8 items. 10 p. Note: John Ciardi was the auctioneer.
      Ciardi, John with Harry Crews, Gainesville, Florida [Correspondence] (9 February 1971-23 April 1972, undated) TL, TLS. 6 items. 7 p. Note: Discussion of Crews' behavior, bread loaf, their friendship, and possibly visiting.
  • Loose Manuscripts Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection
     

    • Box 1
       
      In Sicily, by Elio Vittorini [Periodicals] (1949) Printed. 1 item. 4 p. Note: In Sicily, by Elio Vittorini, Introduction by Ernest Hemingway, Reviewed by John Ciardi, The Book Find News, George Braziller, editor, Issue No. 87; Vittorini (23 July 1908 - 12 February 1966) was an Italian writer and novelist; autographed by John Ciardi; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #18.1
      Car, by Harry Crews [Books] (1974) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Stuart Wright note slips: "See blurb on front flap of DJ [dust jacket] of published edition for Ciardi's contribution" & "Ciardi is co-dedicatee of The Gypsy's Curse (1974) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.8
      Feast of Snakes, A, by Harry Crews [Books] (1976) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Harry Crews, Letter to John Ciardi enclosing "A Feast of Snakes", is now writing a monthly column for Esquire, etc. (ca. 1976) TLS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.16
      Gospel Singer, The, by Harry Crews [Book] (1974) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note card: "Ciardi is co-dedicatee of "The Gypsy's Curse" (1974) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.18
  • Cary Addition to the Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Correspondence
       

      • Box 1
         
        Ciardi, John, Metuchen, NJ. Letters to Stuart Wright (1982) ALS, TLS. 8 items. 14 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Ciardi, John, Metuchen, NJ. Letters to Stuart Wright (1983) ALS, TLS. 13 items. 28 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Ciardi, John, Metuchen, NJ. Letters to Stuart Wright (1984) ALS, TLS. 5 items. 11 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Ciardi, John, Metuchen, NJ. Letters to Stuart Wright (1985 - 1986) ALS, TLS. 21 items. 39 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Corman, Cid. Letter to John Ciardi enclosing draft of poem written in response to Ciardi's poem (28 March 1949) Annotated Carbon Typescript & ALS. 1 item. 3 p. ; Note : Typescript letter to John Ciardi with ALS attached ; Brittle, fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Howes, Barbara & Bill Smith, North Pownal, VT. Christmas Card to John Ciardi (12 Dec. 1963) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Christmas card : "Looking Up at Leaves" by Barbara Howes ; Christmas 1963" ; Inscribed front cover : "Merry Christmas from Barbara & Bill Smith" ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #161.004
        Unknown Poet Traveling in Berlin. Christmas letter to John Ciardi (25 Nov. 1966) Photocopy AL. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Signature missing ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
    • Manuscript Materials
       

      • Box 1
         
        Countermotion in Poetry : The Silences of Poetry [Literary Essay] by John Ciardi, Michigan Alumnus Quarterly Review (9 Aug. 1958) Clipping. 1 item. 6 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on p. 298 ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Folger Shakespeare Library Presents David R. Slavitt : L'Elisir D'Amore" [Poem] by David R. Slavitt ; Folder Poetry Series (17 Feb. 1975) Photocopied Typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : David R. Slavitt also published under the name of "Henry Sutton" ; Autographed "David R. Slavitt" on face ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Washing Your Fee [Poem] by John Ciardi (undated) Annotated Photocopy Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on face ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Cid Corman [Literary Essay] by John Ciardi & Credo & Selections of Poems & Essays by Cid Corman (ca. 1948) Carbon Typescript. 3 items. 19 p. ; Note : Autographed "Cid Corman" on almost every page ; Fragile, brittle ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Interruption, An [Poem] by John Ciardi (1983) Carbon Typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Barmecide Feast, A [Poem] by John Ciardi (1983) Edited Typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Quirks [Poem] by John Ciardi (1983) Typescript. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Some DRY Poems [Poems] by John Ciardi (1983) Typescript. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection
       

      • Box 1
         
        39 Poems, by John Ciardi (c. 1959) Note: 1) Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ. Review copy slip for 39 Poems with request for two copies of any review or mention (14 Dec. 1959) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source: Cary Addition Box #147A.007
        Collins Albatross Book of Longer Poems, edited by Edwin Morgan (c. 1963) Note : 1) The Twayne Library of Modern Poetry Announces "from time to time" by John Ciardi [1951] Advertising card with Order form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #102A.024
        Country Lines, by Lincoln Fitzell (c. 1947) Note : 1) Lincoln Fitzell, Berkeley, CA. Letter to John Ciardi, Poetry Editor, The Saturday Review, enclosing poem for review & discussing contemporary writing & publishing (25 Jan. 1956) TLS ; 2) John Ciardi. Letter to Lincoln Fitzell asking him to resubmit his poems (15 Feb. 1956) Carbon TL. 2 items. 3 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #68.018.
        Hamlet of A. MacLeish, The, by Archibald MacLeish (c. 1928) Note : 1) Bianca Bradbury, Merryall, New Milford, CT. Letter to John Ciardi, congratulating him on his position at the Poetry Society banquet on Ezra Pound (23 March 1950) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #136A.019
        Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, by John Berryman (c. 1956) Note : 1) Advance Praise for Homage to Mistress Bradstreet [1956] Mimeograph typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; Box #71.017.
        I Met A Man, by John Ciardi (c. 1961) Note : 1) I Met A Man dust jacket (c. 1956) ; brittle, fragile, torn ; needs conservation. 1 item. 4 p. ; Box #68.036.
        Italian Quarterly, Vol. 1, no. 2 (Summer 1957) Note : 1) [John Ciardi] Letter to Miss Jay Tower, New American Library, New York, NY (undated) TN. Card ; 2) Italian Quarterly Subscription Card [1957] ; 2 items. 2 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #61.023
        Medical Revolution and the Alarming Doctor Shortage, The, by David Denker (17 Nov. 1967) ; Pamphlet. ; Note : 1) William C. Hills, Executive Assistant to the President, New York Medical College [David Denker] enclosing booklet by Denker & thanking Ciardi for his participation at Denker's installation as president (21 Feb. 1968) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #61.045
        Monster Den, The, by John Ciardi (c. 1966) Note : 1) News from Lippincott, by Isabelle Holland, Publicity Manager, J. B. Lippincott Company, New York, NY, announcing forthcoming publication of The Monster Den with biographical sketch of Ciardi (ca. 10 Oct. 1977) Mimeographed typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #153.012
        New England Review & Bread Loaf Quarterly (NER/BLQ) Vol. 5, nos. 1-2 (Autumn - Winter 1982) Periodical. ; Note : 1) Holograph note by unknown hand : "The Mills of the Kavanaghs (Lowell), D72 ; in A5 under 'Three Books'" 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #64.010.
        Other Skies, by John Ciardi (c. 1947) Note : 1) Anne Ford, Publicity Director, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA. Unaddressed letter advertising Other Skies (20 Oct. 1947) Mimeographed TL. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #139B.006
        Shenandoah : Washington & Lee University Review, Vol. 24, no. 2 (Winter 1963) Periodical. ; Note : 1) John Ciardi note card : "What the fuck is Octagon Soap???? P. 156" [typed] ; Stuart Wright note on verso : "Both signed by J. V. Cunningham et al" 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #61.033
        Short Poems, by John Berryman (c. 1964) Note : 1) News from William Morrow & Company, New York, NY, containing news release on forthcoming publication of "Karate is a Thing of the Spirit" by Harry Crews (19 February 1971) Newsletter. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #106A.013
        Southern Excursions : Views on Southern Letters In My Time, by George Garrett (© 2003) Note : 1) John Ciardi. Letter to Stuart Wright enclosing photographs of paintings he had made of Stuart Wright and George Garrett (18 June 1989) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Stuart Wright holding the severed head of George Garrett on a plate (June 1989) Photographic print. Color. 3.75" x 5.25" 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Cartoon showing Stuart Wright and George Garrett as dancers leaping with a donkey in the background (ca. 1989) Photographic Print [Polaroid]. Color. 4" x 4" 1 item. 1 p. ; Brittle & fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #160.002
        Willow Springs, edited by Thomas J. Smith (c. 1977) Note : 1) Errata Slip (ca. 1977) Flyer. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #152B.006
    • Proofs
       

      • Box 1
         
        Browser's Dictionary, A [Book] by John Ciardi (New York, NY : Harper & Row, Publishers ©1980) Proofs Uncorrected Proofs. 1 item. 230 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on title page ; Source : Cary Addition Box #70.035
        Men With Little Hammers : A Novel [Book] by Robert Canzoneri (New York, NY : Dial Press, Inc. © 1969) Proofs Uncorrected Galley Proofs. 1 item. 98 p. ; Note : 1) William B. Decker, Senior Editor, Dial Press, New York, NY. Letter to John Ciardi at request of Mr. Canzoneri enclosing proofs and requesting comments (12 June 1969) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #113.001
        Second Browser's Dictionary and Native's Guide to the Unknown American Language, A [Book] by John Ciardi (New York, NY : Harper & Row, Publishers ©1983) Proofs Uncorrected Proofs. 1 item. 168 p. ; Note : Inscribed on title page : "For Stuart Wright all these words, and never enough to say John Ciardi Mar. 4, 1983" ; includes plastic dust jacket ; Source : Cary Addition Box #66A.020
        You Read To Me, I'll Read to You [Book] by John Ciardi (1962) Proofs Revised Page Proofs. 4 items. 32 p. ; Note : John Ciardi's holograph notes throughout ; holograph note on front cover : "OK - with corrections on copyright page ; addition copy for this to come 8/13/62 ; Ciardi" [?] ; four signatures unbound ; Source : Cary Addition Box #61.000
    • Audio Recordings
       

      • Box 2
         
        As If Poems Selected and Ready by John Ciardi From His Book Published by Rutgers University Press. Folkways Records & Service Corp. FP 97/8. New York, NY (© 1956) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover & Business Reply Postcard (Blank). 33-1/3 RPM. 3 items. 3 p. ; Note : Recorded at Rutgers University, 1955 ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        Declensions of a Refrain and Other Poetry of Arthur Gregor Read by the Poet ; Distinguished Contemporary Poets Reading form the Works (Poetry London - New York Series). The Spoken Work, Inc. SW-111 (T-1747). (New York, NY [1959]) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Cover stamped : "John Ciardi 31 Graham Avenue Metuchen, N.J." ; John Ciardi's holograph marginal comments on the poet, poetry, & presentation on verso ; Cover torn ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        Gerald Manley Hopkins Read by Cyril Cusack. Caedmon TC-1111 (T-1747). (New York, NY : Caedmon Publishers © 1958) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Cover stamped : "John Ciardi 31 Graham Avenue Metuchen, N.J." ; John Ciardi's holograph marginal comments on the poet, poetry, & presentation in green ink on verso ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        I Met A Man, As Read by the Author John Ciardi. Pathways of Sound POS-1031 (NDOP 5070 / 5071). (New York, NY : Pathways of Sound, Inc. © [1962]) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Cover stamped : Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        Rooster, The and Other Poems of Gil Orlovitz Read by the Poet (The Spoken Work Contemporary Poetry Series). The Spoken Work, Inc. SW-120 (T-1747). (New York, NY [1957]) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Cover stamped : "John Ciardi 31 Graham Avenue Metuchen, N.J." ; John Ciardi's holograph marginal comments on the poet, poetry, & presentation on verso : "Too damned clever. Sounds more like a night club comedian than a poet" ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        John Ciardi Reads You Read to Me, I'll Read to You, by John Ciardi ; Drawings by Edward Gorey ; Directed by Arthur Luce Klein ; Spoken Arts SA-835 (N8OP-6382/6383) (New Rochelle, NY : Spoken Arts, Inc. © 1962) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : John's children : Myra, John and Benn also on recording ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        Selected Poems by Cornel Lengyel ; United Recording Laboratories, Inc. CL 100. (no place : United Recording Laboratories, Inc., undated) Audio Recording (Disk) 33-1/3 RPM. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : No cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        Someone Could Win a Polar Bear and Other Poems, Written and Read by John Ciardi ; Directed by Arthur Luce Klein ; Spoken Arts SA-1102 ; LC #72-750031 (New Rochelle, NY : Spoken Arts, Inc. © [1972]) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Biographical sketch of Ciardi on liner notes by Steven Schwartz ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        You Know Who, by John Ciardi and John J. Plenty and Fiddler Dan and Other Poems Read by John Ciardi ; Directed by Arthur Luce Klein ; Spoken Arts SA-912 (New Rochelle, NY : Spoken Arts, Inc. © [1964]) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : John Ciardi holograph note in Italian language on verso : "In omaggio al distintissimo maestro M. Honre digli Ebaldini e alla sua raggiante Signora dal suo John Ciardi" [In homage to the very distinguished teacher M. Honre Ebaldini and his beaming Lady from John Ciardi] ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        Yale Series of Recorded Poets : Lee Anderson ; Produced by Yale University Department of English and Audio Visual Center ; Edited by Louis L. Martz ; Manufactured by Carillon Records YP 310 ; Audio Catalog 60010 (New Haven, CT : Yale Series of Recorded Poets / Carillon Records © 1960) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover, Sleeve, Pamphlet. 33-1/3 RPM. 4 items. 15 p. ; Note : John Ciardi holograph note on verso : "Inscribed for John Ciardi Christmas 1960" ; Pamphlet includes 24 p. transcript of poems on recording ; Cover torn ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
    • Printed Brochures, Reprints, Pamphlets & Broadsides
       

      • Box 3
         
        An Ulcer, Gentlemen, Is An Unwritten Poem [Poem] by John Ciardi ; reprinted from Canadian Business (June 1955) Printed Reprint Brochure. 3 items. 6 p. ; Note : 2 copies autographed "John Ciardi" on cover ; 3 duplicates Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Another School Year : Why? [Speech] by John Ciardi to Rutgers University Convocation (1954) Reprint. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : "Presented to high school students of New Jersey by the State University . . . " ; Autographed "John Ciardi" inside front cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box #61.000
        Audit at Key West [Poem] by John Ciardi (Palaemon Press, Ltd. © 1983) Broadside, Typescript & Proof. 3 items. 5 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Beloit Poetry Journal, The, Vol. 4, no. 4 (Summer 1952) Periodical. 1 item. 18 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on p. 6 ; includes poems "Thursday" & "Variations on Some Lines" by Ciardi ; Source : Cary Addition Box 152.000
        For Who Else? Jack That's Whom [Poem] by John Ciardi (undated) Annotated Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" & inscribed to "Stuart [Wright] : This was never published. It's a presentation page for an SR [Saturday Review] party for one of Jack Kominsky's anniversaries" ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Heaven and Earth and the Cage of Form, by Archibald Macleish ; Reprinted from Rockefeller University Review (Jan. - Feb. 1968) Pamphlet. 1 item. 7 p. ; Note : Holograph note on p. 1 : "To John Ciardi, homage & affection of the under-inscribed - Arch" ; Source : Cary Addition Box #86A
        In Ego With Us All [Poem] by John Ciardi, reprinted from The Grecourt Review, Vol. 1, no. 2 (Feb. 1959) Pamphlet. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 100.000
        International Poetry Forum 1974 - 1975 Program : John Ciardi (5 Feb. 1975 ) Brochure. 1 item. 3 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" inside front cover ; includes biographical sketch & quotes from his writings ; Source : Cary Addition Box #61
        Magus, A [Poem] by John Ciardi [1965] Broadside. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on face ; 2 duplicates ; A magus [pl. magi] was a member of an ancient Persian priestly caste ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Manner of Speaking [Literary Essay] by John Ciardi ; reprinted from Saturday Review (7 Nov. 1970) Printed Reprint Brochure. 1 items. 2 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on p. 1 ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        New Fable of the Grasshopper & the Ant [Lyrics & Sheet Music] by John Ciardi ; Music by Edward Barrow (© 1963 John Ciardi ) Pamphlet & Broadside. 2 items. 19 p. ; Note : 1) A Magus [Poem] by John Ciardi (n.p., undated) Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) 16 pages glued together ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #86.022
        Peter Viereck -- The Poet and the Form [Literary Essay] by John Ciardi, reprinted from The University of Kansas City Review (Summer 1949), pp. 297 - 302. Pamphlet. 1 item. 3 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 100.000
        Phi Beta Kappa Ode [Poem] by John Ciardi ; reprinted from The Tuftonian, Vol. 6, no. 2 (21 May 1947) Printed Reprint Brochure. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : "Delivered by Delta of Massachusetts, at the annual literary exercises, in Goddard Chapel" ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Phonethics : Twenty - Four Limericks for the Telephone [Poems] by John Ciardi ; Drawings by Jonathan Bumas (Palaemon Press, Ltd., First edition ©1985) Pamphlet. 1 item. 14 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 155.000
        Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion, The ; Containing A Choice Collection of Tunes, Hymns, Psalms, Odes, and Anthems . . . , by William Walker (Philadelphia, PA : Thomas Cowperthwaite & Co. ; Spartanburg, SC : William Walker, 1835) Book. 1 item. 236 p. ; Note : Extremely fragile, brittle, dirty ; front cover missing ; conservation needed ; Source : Cary Addition Box 152.000
        Speeches of the Year : What Good Is A Poem? [Literary Essay] by John Ciardi, reprinted from Speeches of the Year (Provo, UT : Brigham Young University, Extension Publications © 1967). Pamphlet. Mimeographed. Soft cover. 1 item. 8 p. ; Note : Source : Autographed "John Ciardi" on cover & p. 1 ; Transcript of Ciardi's address to Brigham Young University student body 24 Oct. 1967 ; Cary Addition Box 100.000
        We Are Pleased to Announce the Publication of A Genesis : 15 Poems by John Ciardi / 15 Original Etchings by Gabor Peterdi [Advertisement] (New York, NY : Touchstone Publishers [1967]) Printed Brochure. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on p. 2 ; inscribed "(Stuart [Wright] -- See back page. I can't even afford myself! John [Ciardi]" ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        What Night Would It Be? [Poem] by John Ciardi (Chicago, IL : Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation, © 1974) Printed Brochure. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on p. 2 ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music . . . , by John Wyeth (Harrisburg, PA : John Wyeth, Printer & Bookseller, 1820) Book. 1 item. 67 p. ; Note : Brittle, fragile, torn ; conservation needed ; Source : Cary Addition Box 152.000
    • Printed Folios
       

      • Box 4
         
        Drawings for Dante's Inferno, by Rico Lebrun (Kanthos Press, © 1963) Printed Folio, List of Plates, 4 Loose Prints. Boxed. 13.5" x 17.5" 1 item. 55 p. Note : Title page inscribed : "For Stuart [Wright] To admire the scenery, to avoid any long residence. John (Ciardi) April 19, 1985" ; Includes glassine dust jacket ; Source : Cary Addition Box #115.000
      • Box 5
         
        Alphabestiary, An : Twenty - Six Poems, by John Ciardi ; Twenty - Six Lithographs by Milton Hebald (New York, NY : Touchstone Publishers, © 1965, 1966 by John Ciardi ) Printed Folio. Unbound. Boxed. 14.5" x 20.5" 1 item. 82 p. ; Note : Title page inscribed : "For Stuart [Wright] with the Alphabestiary of John Ciardi (and I'll subscribe for Milton Hebald)" ; Source : Cary Addition Box #115.000
    • Oversized Proofs and Manuscripts
       

      Dialogue With An Audience [Book] by John Ciardi (New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press © 25 Sept. 1963) Galley Proof (Duplicate) 1 item. 131 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Inscribed on first page : "To Stuart [Wright] The best of audiences, John [Ciardi]" ; Autographed on first page : "John Ciardi" ; Brittle, Fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #157.000
      Phonethics : Longest Way Is Back, The [Book] by John Ciardi (New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press © 23 August 1965) Proofs Duplicate Galley Proof. 1 item. 52 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Brittle, Fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #152.000
      Phonethics : Twenty - Two Limericks for the Telephone [Pamphlet] by John Ciardi (Palaemon Press © 1985) Proofs & Manuscripts. 2 items. 27 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Source : Cary Addition Box #118.000
  • Ludlow Addition to the Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Correspondence
       

      • Box 6
         
        Ciardi, John, Medford, MA. Letter to Dr. Murray (27 Dec. 1949) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Concerns early career of Allen Tate ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Ciardi, John, Poetry Editor, Saturday Review of Literature, New York, NY. Correspondence regarding Nelson Algren (27 Feb. 1956 - 5 Aug. 1963) ALS, TLS, Notes. 12 items. 12 p. ; Note : Concerns Algren's dispute with producers of movie based on his work ; includes correspondence with William Pullin & Norman Cousins ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Cousins, Norman, Editor, Saturday Review of Literature, New York, NY. Correspondence with John Ciardi, Poetry Editor (28 Feb. 1956 - 21 Feb. 1961) ALS, TLS, Memos, Etc. 14 items. 14 p. ; Note : Concerns SR's poetry & editorial policies ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Pullin, William, Assistant VP, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York, NY. Correspondence with John Ciardi, Medford, MA (2 April 1952 - 26 Feb. 1954) TLS, Carbon TLS. 17 items. 33 p. ; Note : Concerns possible publication of Ciardi's translation of Dante's Divine Comedy ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Schuyler, Ted. Letter to John Ciardi (14 Sept. 1958) ALS. 1 item. 3 p. ; Note : Concerns Schuyler's appreciation and gratitude for Ciardi's work ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
    • Manuscript Typescripts
       

      • Box 6
         
        Animal, Vegetable, Mineral (Deutsch) ; The Toy Fair (Moss), Review by John Ciardi (ca. 1954) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Book Burners and Sweet Sixteen, The, by John Ciardi (ca. 1957) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 5 p. ; Note : Concerns resignation of the Chicago Review student staff over refusal of the University of Chicago Chancellor to allow publication of Jack Kerouac's work on grounds of obscenity ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Collected Poems. Yvor Winters. 143 pp. Denver : Alan Swallow. $3.50, Review by John Ciardi (ca. 1952) Corrected Carbon typescript ; Holograph. 1 item. 5 p. ; Note : First page header marked "Times" ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Breadloafiad, The : An Herrick Poem, [by John Ciardi] (undated) Mimeographed typescript & drawings. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Drawings of angels on first page ; drawing of muse on last page ; "punctum coronat opus" [a sharp point marks the ending" ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Dialogue with the Audience : What Sort of Human Behavior Is A Poem[?] by John Ciardi (undated) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 16 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Divine Comedy : Inferno, Cantos 1 - 34, Translated by John Ciardi (ca. 1954) Corrected typescript. 15 items. 144 p. ; Note : Includes Translator's Note ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Divine Comedy : Purgatorio, Cantos 1 - 31, Translated by John Ciardi (ca. 1961) Corrected typescript. 6 items. 53 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Drunken Astronaut, The, by John Ciardi (undated) Holograph ; Corrected typescript ; Carbon typescript. 3 items. 7 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Family Election Day : Vote For One : From the Voluminous and Talented Pen of John Ciardi Aug. 24, 1964 BLOC, by John Ciardi (24 Aug. 1964) Holograph pamphlet. 1 item. 8 p. ; Note : Illustrated with cartoons ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Input, by John Ciardi (undated) Corrected typescript. 1 item. 32 p. ; Note : Science fiction short story ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Jim Crow is Treason, by John Ciardi (undated) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        John Ciardi Anthology, A, by John Ciardi (17 Feb. 1970) Mimeographed typescript. 1 item. 13 p. ; Note : Autographed by John Ciardi on title page ; "Commemorating Mr. Ciardi's visit to Abraham Levitt Junior High School, Willingboro, New Jersey, February 12, 1970" ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Maggie Cassidy, by Jack Kerouac. Aron Paperback. 189 p. 50¢, Review, by John Ciardi (undated) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Manner of Speaking III, by John Ciardi (ca. Feb. 1961) Corrected typescript. 1 item. 5 p. ; Note : Concerns civil rights issues in Alabama ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        New and Selected Poems, by Howard Nemerov. University of Chicago Press, 116 p. $3.50, Review by John Ciardi (ca. 1960) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Other Skies, by John Ciardi (Boston : Little, Brown & Company, 1947) Corrected typescript. 1 item. 82 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Poems, Lyric and Dramatic : The Plane and the Shadow (Roslin) ; Dry Sun, Dry Wind (Wagoner), Review by John Ciardi (ca. 1953) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Poet in America, The, by John Ciardi (undated) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 10 p. ; Note : Marked "Poetry Society" on first page ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Record Round Up : The Spoken Word, by John Ciardi (undated) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Schoolmaster and Clergyman : Collected Poems (Spender) ; The Shield of Achilles (Auden) Review by John Ciardi (ca. 1956) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 5 p. ; Note : Concerns Stephen Spender and W. H. Auden ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Science-Fiction -- What Is It? by John Ciardi, Harvard College (March 1953) Corrected typescript. 1 item. 22 p. ; Note : Critical essay on science fiction ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Sentimentalities and Arrivals : The Poetry of Randall Jarrell. Selected Poems, Randall Jarrell. Knopf. $4.00, Review by John Ciardi, Harvard College (ca. 1955) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Shakespeare on Record : Seven New Releases, Review by John Ciardi (undated) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Signed Intro for Shapiro Piece, Review by John Ciardi (undated) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Talent and Responsibility : The Colours of Memory (Reavey) ; Something of the Sea, Poems, 1942 - 1952 (Ross) The Second Man and Other Poems (Coxe), Review by John Ciardi (ca. 1955) Corrected Carbon typescript. 2 items. 6 p. ; Note : 2 copies ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Ted Roethke Was A Roaring Man, by John Ciardi (ca. 1967) Holograph & Corrected typescript. 5 items. 18 p. ; Note : 4 holograph versions of poem ; 1 typescript ; published in An Evening with Ted Roethke, Michigan Quarterly Review, Vol. 6, no. 4 (Fall 1967), pp. 227-245 ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Translation : The Art of Failure, by John Ciardi (ca. 1977) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 10 p. ; Note : Ciardi's account of his experience translating the Divine Comedy ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Unauthorized Research, by John Ciardi (undated) Corrected typescript. 1 item. 7 p. ; Note : Science fiction short story ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection
       

      • Box 7
         
        Collected Later Poems, The, by William Carlos Williams (© 1944, 1948, 1950) Note : 1) Schedule / Writer's Conference, 1952 (ca. 13 Aug. 1952) Mimeographed typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; brittle, fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #191.007
        Collected Poems of Hart Crane, Edited by Waldo Frank (© 1933) Note : 1) Notes for discussion of Hart Crane's poem "The Bridge" for the Invitation to Learning Program on CBS (ca. 1957) AN. Index cards. 5" x 7" 1 item. 6 p. ; 2) Ralph Backlund, Invitation to Learning, Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., New York, NY. Letter to John Ciardi expecting him at Studio 3 ; other guest is Bill Lyman (18 Sept. 1957) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #190.005
        Complete Poems and Plays 1909 - 1950, The, by T. S. Eliot (© 1958, 1962) Note : 1) Notes on 20th Century Poetry Themes, by John Ciardi ; on note cards, first card missing (ca. 1958) AN. 1 item. 6 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #192.010
        Contemporary Poetry, Vol. 9, no. 2 (Autumn 1959) Note : 1) Stuart Wright note : "Note : These appear to be unbound pages of the 1st (U.S.) edition stapled into later wrappers (for protection?) " (undated) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Oliver St. J. Gogarty, New York, NY. Letter to Norman Cousins submitting a manuscript for consideration ; Annotated in blue pencil below by editor [Norman Cousins?] : "Thanks very much. Heavily overstocked" (1 May 1956) Annotated TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) John Ciardi, Poetry Editor. Letter to Oliver St. J. Gogarty thanking him for his submission but declining due to "fierce overstock" (8 May 1956) Carbon TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Brittle, fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #171.030
        Dialogue with an Audience, by John Ciardi (© 1963) Note : 1) Lippincott publicity portrait of John Ciardi for Dialogue with an Audience (23 Sept. 1963) Photographic print with caption. Black & White. 5" x 7" 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #174.007
        Divine Comedy, The, by Dante Alighieri ; translated by John Ciardi (© 1977) Note : 1) W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, NY. Review copy slip for "The Divine Comedy" (ca. 14 Nov. 1977) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Hayden Carruth, Editor, Poetry Magazine, Chicago, IL. Letter to John Ciardi commenting on his poem "Another Comedy" suggesting that Ciardi cut the first page as "discrete and a little trite here and there" ; has hasn't had a chance to look at "Live Another Day" yet (23 Sept. 1949) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #176.003
        Homeward to America, by John Ciardi (© 1940) Note : 1) Stuart Wright note : "Ella Ciardi Rubero, John Ciardi's sister - See Selected Letters of John Ciardi, ed. Edward M. Cifelli (undated)" AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #176.001
        Mantelpiece of Shells, A, by Ruthven Todd (© 1954) Note : 1) Caroline Whiting, The Nation, New York, NY. Postcard to John Ciardi regarding submission deadline (14 March 1955) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Grove Press, New York, NY. Review copy slip for A Mantelpiece of Shells (ca. 7 Feb. 1955) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Grove Press, New York, NY. Business reply card (ca. 1955) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #194.019
        Oddments Inklings Omen Moments, by Alastair Reid (© 1954) Note : 1) Little, Brown & Company, Boston, MA. To the Literary Editor Review information slip (ca. 23 March 1959) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #193.026
        Selected Letters of John Ciardi, The, Edited by Edward M. Cifelli (© 2003) Note : 1) University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, AR. Invitation to attend 5th anniversary open house 4 May 1985 (9 April 1985) Ephemera & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 2) John Ciardi, Saturday Review. Telegram to Kenneth Rexroth, San Francisco, CA requesting a copy of Howl "am eager to do a piece in its defense ; would welcome any details of the censorship case." (ca. 1956) Telegram. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3-4) University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, AR. Invoice #452763 Customer copy & Packing slip The Selected Letters of Ciardi (7 May 1991) Printed forms. 2 items. 2 p. ; Telegram & Invoices brittle & fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #181.032
        Selected Letters of Theodore Roethke, Edited by Ralph J. Mills, Jr. (© 1968) Note : 1) Beatrice [O'Connell, Mrs. Theodore] Roethke, New York, NY. Letter to John Ciardi thanking him for sending her "your letters from Ted" (24 April 1965) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA. With the compliments of card (ca. 1968) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #198.028
        Selected Poems of John Holmes, The, by John Ciardi (© 1965) Note : 1) Poems by John Holmes : Memorandum of Agreement (Aug. 1948), Next Year's Music, Auction, Noah and His Ark (23 Feb. 1948), From Brooklyn, The Broken One (Aug. 1949) by John Holmes ; autographed "John Holmes" or "JH" on each page (ca. 1948-1949) Carbon typescripts. 1 item. 6 p. ; 2) John Holmes, Medford, MA. Letter to John Ciardi approving galley proofs of poems, recounting trip to take his son to a admission interview at Dean Junior College, in Franklin, MA (11 May 1959) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Poems brittle & fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #190.004
        Selected Poems, by John Ciardi (© 1984) Note : 1) Stuart Wright note : "Ciardi was visiting for a couple of days, and left this inscribed copy for me on my desk, where he had (obviously) prepared it - " (ca. 1984) ANS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Judith Hostetter Ciardi. Note to Stuart Wright on location of food in refrigerator (undated) ANS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) "John Ciardi, Poet, Essayist and Translator, 69" [Obituary], by Robert O. Boorstin. New York Times (2 April 1986) Photocopy typescript clipping. 1 item. 1 p. ; 4) A Program in Memory of John Ciardi, 1916 - 1986, Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers Univesity (23 Sept. 1986) Brochure. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #174.012
        Signature of All things, The, by Kenneth Rexroth (© 1949) Note : 1) "For Dick & Betty Eberhart love Kenneth [Rexroth]" (ca. 1957) ANS. 1 item. 1 p. 2) Edith Kiernan, Sec'y to John Ciardi, Saturday Review, New York, NY. Letter to Kenneth Rexroth asking if he will review Eberhart's Great Praises ; verso : Rexroth agrees enthusiastically to write review (25 June 1957) TLS & ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Edith Kiernan, Sec'y to John Ciardi, Saturday Review, New York, NY. Letter to Kenneth Rexroth asking if he will review Eberhart's Great Praises (25 June 1957) Carbon TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 4) Edith Kiernan, Sec'y to John Ciardi, Saturday Review, New York, NY. Letter to Kenneth Rexroth saying Great Praises is being shipped under separate cover (3 July 1957) Carbon TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 5) Edith Kiernan, Sec'y to John Ciardi, Saturday Review, New York, NY. Telegram to Kenneth Rexroth asking him to review Hoffman's The Poetry of Stephen Crane (22 Oct. 1957) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 6) Kenneth Rexroth, San Francisco, CA. Telegram to Edith Kiernan, Sec'y to John Ciardi, Saturday Review, New York, NY. Telegram to Kenneth Rexroth agreeing to review Hoffman's The Poetry of Stephen Crane (22 Oct. 1957) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; brittle, fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #191.025
        Summer Knowledge, by Delmore Schwartz (© 1958, 1959) Note : 1) Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, NY. Book for Review slip (ca. 6 Aug. 1959) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #191.015
        This Strangest Everything, by John Ciardi (© 1966) Note : 1) With compliments of the author card (undated) Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #174.005
        Translations of Ezra Pound (© 1953) Note : 1) New Directions, Norfolk, CT. Book for Review slip (ca. 31 Aug. 1953) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #191.020
        Verses from 1929 On, by Ogden Nash (© 1952) Note : 1) Little, Brown & Company, Boston, MA. To the Literary Editor Book Review slip (ca. 9 Nov. 1959) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, New Brunswick, NJ. Notice to appear before the court regarding Ben Ciardi (18 May 1971) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #191.033
    • Proofs
       

      • Box 7
         
        Other Skies, by John Ciardi (undated) Author's Uncorrected Proof. Unbound. 1 item. 64 p. ; Note : Galleys No. 1 - 22 ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
    • Audio Recordings
       

      • Box 8
         
        Dylan Thomas Reading A Visit To America and Poems ; Volume 4 ; Recorded in Vancouver, BC, May 1952 & Cambridge, MA, 1953 ; Cover art : Antonio Frasconi ; Caedmon Publishers ; New York, NY ; TC 1061 (© 1957) Audio Recording (LP), Album Cover, Sleeve. 3 items. 3 p. ; Note : Extensive holograph inscriptions on Album Cover verso in John Ciardi's hand ; Glassine album sleeve torn ; needs conservation ; Ludlow Addition Box 199.035
        Mask For Janus and other Poetry of W.S. Merwin Read by the Poet, A ; Contemporary Poetry Series ; The Spoken Word, Inc. ; SW - 122 ; T-1744, T-1745 ; New York, NY [1959] Audio Recording (LP), Album Cover. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Cover stamped : "John Ciardi - 31 Graham Avenue - Metuchen, N. J." ; Ciardi's extensive holograph notes on front cover & verso ; Album cover includes biographical sketch of Merwin ; Album sleeve missing ; needs conservation ; Ludlow Addition Box 199.035
        Twentieth Century Poetry in English : Recordings of Poets Reading Their Own Poems : John Ciardi - W. D. Snodgrass. Library of Congress Recording Laboratory PL 27. LC 2029 - 2030. Washington, DC ; recorded by Lee Anderson (20 April 1955 ; 9 June 1959) Audio Recording (Disk), Pamphlet. Album Cover & Sleeve. 4 items. 9 p. ; Note : 2 Disks ; Duplicate of #1169.039.196.034; Ciardi recorded in New York, NY on 20 April 1955 ; Snodgrass recorded at the University of Rochester School of Music on 9 June 1959 ; Pamphlet includes text of poems read ; Album cover inscribed "Please return to "John Ciardi" ; Pamphlet autographed "John Ciardi" ; Album Cover torn, needs conservation ; Ludlow Addition Box 199.035
    • Oversized Materials
       

      Dante and the Divine Comedy [Literary Essay] by John Ciardi, Saturday Review, Vol. 47 (ca. 1961) Proofs Galley Proof Corrected. 1 item. 5 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Inscribed on first page : "Jim --- These are about the dirtiest galleys I have yet seen. What's wrong on linotype row. [sic] Please mail the changes, and return this set to me. John Ciardi" ; Brittle, Fragile, Torn ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032
      Poetry Proofs Returned from the Ladies Home Journal [Poems] by John Ciardi, Ladies Home Journal (1958) Proofs Galley Proof & TLS. 2 items. 10 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Cover Letter : Peter Briggs, Associate Editor, Ladies Home Journal, Philadelphia, PA. Cover letter to John Ciardi returning galley proofs declining to make an offer on them (21 May 1958) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032

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Container List

  • Correspondence
     

    • Box 1
       
      Ciardi, John with Judith Wray & Robert Mueller, re: Modern Poetry Association private auction [Correspondence] (October - November 1959) ALS, TLS Clipping, Etc. 8 items. 10 p. Note: John Ciardi was the auctioneer.
      Ciardi, John with Harry Crews, Gainesville, Florida [Correspondence] (9 February 1971-23 April 1972, undated) TL, TLS. 6 items. 7 p. Note: Discussion of Crews' behavior, bread loaf, their friendship, and possibly visiting.
  • Loose Manuscripts Transferred from the Stuart Wright Book Collection
     

    • Box 1
       
      In Sicily, by Elio Vittorini [Periodicals] (1949) Printed. 1 item. 4 p. Note: In Sicily, by Elio Vittorini, Introduction by Ernest Hemingway, Reviewed by John Ciardi, The Book Find News, George Braziller, editor, Issue No. 87; Vittorini (23 July 1908 - 12 February 1966) was an Italian writer and novelist; autographed by John Ciardi; Loose Manuscripts Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #18.1
      Car, by Harry Crews [Books] (1974) Printed. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Stuart Wright note slips: "See blurb on front flap of DJ [dust jacket] of published edition for Ciardi's contribution" & "Ciardi is co-dedicatee of The Gypsy's Curse (1974) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.8
      Feast of Snakes, A, by Harry Crews [Books] (1976) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Harry Crews, Letter to John Ciardi enclosing "A Feast of Snakes", is now writing a monthly column for Esquire, etc. (ca. 1976) TLS; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.16
      Gospel Singer, The, by Harry Crews [Book] (1974) Printed. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Stuart Wright note card: "Ciardi is co-dedicatee of "The Gypsy's Curse" (1974) Holograph; Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection #49.18
  • Cary Addition to the Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Correspondence
       

      • Box 1
         
        Ciardi, John, Metuchen, NJ. Letters to Stuart Wright (1982) ALS, TLS. 8 items. 14 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Ciardi, John, Metuchen, NJ. Letters to Stuart Wright (1983) ALS, TLS. 13 items. 28 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Ciardi, John, Metuchen, NJ. Letters to Stuart Wright (1984) ALS, TLS. 5 items. 11 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Ciardi, John, Metuchen, NJ. Letters to Stuart Wright (1985 - 1986) ALS, TLS. 21 items. 39 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Corman, Cid. Letter to John Ciardi enclosing draft of poem written in response to Ciardi's poem (28 March 1949) Annotated Carbon Typescript & ALS. 1 item. 3 p. ; Note : Typescript letter to John Ciardi with ALS attached ; Brittle, fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Howes, Barbara & Bill Smith, North Pownal, VT. Christmas Card to John Ciardi (12 Dec. 1963) TLS & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Christmas card : "Looking Up at Leaves" by Barbara Howes ; Christmas 1963" ; Inscribed front cover : "Merry Christmas from Barbara & Bill Smith" ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #161.004
        Unknown Poet Traveling in Berlin. Christmas letter to John Ciardi (25 Nov. 1966) Photocopy AL. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Signature missing ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
    • Manuscript Materials
       

      • Box 1
         
        Countermotion in Poetry : The Silences of Poetry [Literary Essay] by John Ciardi, Michigan Alumnus Quarterly Review (9 Aug. 1958) Clipping. 1 item. 6 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on p. 298 ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Folger Shakespeare Library Presents David R. Slavitt : L'Elisir D'Amore" [Poem] by David R. Slavitt ; Folder Poetry Series (17 Feb. 1975) Photocopied Typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : David R. Slavitt also published under the name of "Henry Sutton" ; Autographed "David R. Slavitt" on face ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Washing Your Fee [Poem] by John Ciardi (undated) Annotated Photocopy Holograph. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on face ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Cid Corman [Literary Essay] by John Ciardi & Credo & Selections of Poems & Essays by Cid Corman (ca. 1948) Carbon Typescript. 3 items. 19 p. ; Note : Autographed "Cid Corman" on almost every page ; Fragile, brittle ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Interruption, An [Poem] by John Ciardi (1983) Carbon Typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Barmecide Feast, A [Poem] by John Ciardi (1983) Edited Typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Quirks [Poem] by John Ciardi (1983) Typescript. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Some DRY Poems [Poems] by John Ciardi (1983) Typescript. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection
       

      • Box 1
         
        39 Poems, by John Ciardi (c. 1959) Note: 1) Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ. Review copy slip for 39 Poems with request for two copies of any review or mention (14 Dec. 1959) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source: Cary Addition Box #147A.007
        Collins Albatross Book of Longer Poems, edited by Edwin Morgan (c. 1963) Note : 1) The Twayne Library of Modern Poetry Announces "from time to time" by John Ciardi [1951] Advertising card with Order form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #102A.024
        Country Lines, by Lincoln Fitzell (c. 1947) Note : 1) Lincoln Fitzell, Berkeley, CA. Letter to John Ciardi, Poetry Editor, The Saturday Review, enclosing poem for review & discussing contemporary writing & publishing (25 Jan. 1956) TLS ; 2) John Ciardi. Letter to Lincoln Fitzell asking him to resubmit his poems (15 Feb. 1956) Carbon TL. 2 items. 3 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #68.018.
        Hamlet of A. MacLeish, The, by Archibald MacLeish (c. 1928) Note : 1) Bianca Bradbury, Merryall, New Milford, CT. Letter to John Ciardi, congratulating him on his position at the Poetry Society banquet on Ezra Pound (23 March 1950) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #136A.019
        Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, by John Berryman (c. 1956) Note : 1) Advance Praise for Homage to Mistress Bradstreet [1956] Mimeograph typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; Box #71.017.
        I Met A Man, by John Ciardi (c. 1961) Note : 1) I Met A Man dust jacket (c. 1956) ; brittle, fragile, torn ; needs conservation. 1 item. 4 p. ; Box #68.036.
        Italian Quarterly, Vol. 1, no. 2 (Summer 1957) Note : 1) [John Ciardi] Letter to Miss Jay Tower, New American Library, New York, NY (undated) TN. Card ; 2) Italian Quarterly Subscription Card [1957] ; 2 items. 2 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #61.023
        Medical Revolution and the Alarming Doctor Shortage, The, by David Denker (17 Nov. 1967) ; Pamphlet. ; Note : 1) William C. Hills, Executive Assistant to the President, New York Medical College [David Denker] enclosing booklet by Denker & thanking Ciardi for his participation at Denker's installation as president (21 Feb. 1968) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #61.045
        Monster Den, The, by John Ciardi (c. 1966) Note : 1) News from Lippincott, by Isabelle Holland, Publicity Manager, J. B. Lippincott Company, New York, NY, announcing forthcoming publication of The Monster Den with biographical sketch of Ciardi (ca. 10 Oct. 1977) Mimeographed typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #153.012
        New England Review & Bread Loaf Quarterly (NER/BLQ) Vol. 5, nos. 1-2 (Autumn - Winter 1982) Periodical. ; Note : 1) Holograph note by unknown hand : "The Mills of the Kavanaghs (Lowell), D72 ; in A5 under 'Three Books'" 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #64.010.
        Other Skies, by John Ciardi (c. 1947) Note : 1) Anne Ford, Publicity Director, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA. Unaddressed letter advertising Other Skies (20 Oct. 1947) Mimeographed TL. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #139B.006
        Shenandoah : Washington & Lee University Review, Vol. 24, no. 2 (Winter 1963) Periodical. ; Note : 1) John Ciardi note card : "What the fuck is Octagon Soap???? P. 156" [typed] ; Stuart Wright note on verso : "Both signed by J. V. Cunningham et al" 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #61.033
        Short Poems, by John Berryman (c. 1964) Note : 1) News from William Morrow & Company, New York, NY, containing news release on forthcoming publication of "Karate is a Thing of the Spirit" by Harry Crews (19 February 1971) Newsletter. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #106A.013
        Southern Excursions : Views on Southern Letters In My Time, by George Garrett (© 2003) Note : 1) John Ciardi. Letter to Stuart Wright enclosing photographs of paintings he had made of Stuart Wright and George Garrett (18 June 1989) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Stuart Wright holding the severed head of George Garrett on a plate (June 1989) Photographic print. Color. 3.75" x 5.25" 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Cartoon showing Stuart Wright and George Garrett as dancers leaping with a donkey in the background (ca. 1989) Photographic Print [Polaroid]. Color. 4" x 4" 1 item. 1 p. ; Brittle & fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #160.002
        Willow Springs, edited by Thomas J. Smith (c. 1977) Note : 1) Errata Slip (ca. 1977) Flyer. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #152B.006
    • Proofs
       

      • Box 1
         
        Browser's Dictionary, A [Book] by John Ciardi (New York, NY : Harper & Row, Publishers ©1980) Proofs Uncorrected Proofs. 1 item. 230 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on title page ; Source : Cary Addition Box #70.035
        Men With Little Hammers : A Novel [Book] by Robert Canzoneri (New York, NY : Dial Press, Inc. © 1969) Proofs Uncorrected Galley Proofs. 1 item. 98 p. ; Note : 1) William B. Decker, Senior Editor, Dial Press, New York, NY. Letter to John Ciardi at request of Mr. Canzoneri enclosing proofs and requesting comments (12 June 1969) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Cary Addition Box #113.001
        Second Browser's Dictionary and Native's Guide to the Unknown American Language, A [Book] by John Ciardi (New York, NY : Harper & Row, Publishers ©1983) Proofs Uncorrected Proofs. 1 item. 168 p. ; Note : Inscribed on title page : "For Stuart Wright all these words, and never enough to say John Ciardi Mar. 4, 1983" ; includes plastic dust jacket ; Source : Cary Addition Box #66A.020
        You Read To Me, I'll Read to You [Book] by John Ciardi (1962) Proofs Revised Page Proofs. 4 items. 32 p. ; Note : John Ciardi's holograph notes throughout ; holograph note on front cover : "OK - with corrections on copyright page ; addition copy for this to come 8/13/62 ; Ciardi" [?] ; four signatures unbound ; Source : Cary Addition Box #61.000
    • Audio Recordings
       

      • Box 2
         
        As If Poems Selected and Ready by John Ciardi From His Book Published by Rutgers University Press. Folkways Records & Service Corp. FP 97/8. New York, NY (© 1956) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover & Business Reply Postcard (Blank). 33-1/3 RPM. 3 items. 3 p. ; Note : Recorded at Rutgers University, 1955 ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        Declensions of a Refrain and Other Poetry of Arthur Gregor Read by the Poet ; Distinguished Contemporary Poets Reading form the Works (Poetry London - New York Series). The Spoken Work, Inc. SW-111 (T-1747). (New York, NY [1959]) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Cover stamped : "John Ciardi 31 Graham Avenue Metuchen, N.J." ; John Ciardi's holograph marginal comments on the poet, poetry, & presentation on verso ; Cover torn ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        Gerald Manley Hopkins Read by Cyril Cusack. Caedmon TC-1111 (T-1747). (New York, NY : Caedmon Publishers © 1958) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Cover stamped : "John Ciardi 31 Graham Avenue Metuchen, N.J." ; John Ciardi's holograph marginal comments on the poet, poetry, & presentation in green ink on verso ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        I Met A Man, As Read by the Author John Ciardi. Pathways of Sound POS-1031 (NDOP 5070 / 5071). (New York, NY : Pathways of Sound, Inc. © [1962]) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Cover stamped : Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        Rooster, The and Other Poems of Gil Orlovitz Read by the Poet (The Spoken Work Contemporary Poetry Series). The Spoken Work, Inc. SW-120 (T-1747). (New York, NY [1957]) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Cover stamped : "John Ciardi 31 Graham Avenue Metuchen, N.J." ; John Ciardi's holograph marginal comments on the poet, poetry, & presentation on verso : "Too damned clever. Sounds more like a night club comedian than a poet" ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        John Ciardi Reads You Read to Me, I'll Read to You, by John Ciardi ; Drawings by Edward Gorey ; Directed by Arthur Luce Klein ; Spoken Arts SA-835 (N8OP-6382/6383) (New Rochelle, NY : Spoken Arts, Inc. © 1962) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : John's children : Myra, John and Benn also on recording ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        Selected Poems by Cornel Lengyel ; United Recording Laboratories, Inc. CL 100. (no place : United Recording Laboratories, Inc., undated) Audio Recording (Disk) 33-1/3 RPM. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : No cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        Someone Could Win a Polar Bear and Other Poems, Written and Read by John Ciardi ; Directed by Arthur Luce Klein ; Spoken Arts SA-1102 ; LC #72-750031 (New Rochelle, NY : Spoken Arts, Inc. © [1972]) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Biographical sketch of Ciardi on liner notes by Steven Schwartz ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        You Know Who, by John Ciardi and John J. Plenty and Fiddler Dan and Other Poems Read by John Ciardi ; Directed by Arthur Luce Klein ; Spoken Arts SA-912 (New Rochelle, NY : Spoken Arts, Inc. © [1964]) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover. 33-1/3 RPM. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : John Ciardi holograph note in Italian language on verso : "In omaggio al distintissimo maestro M. Honre digli Ebaldini e alla sua raggiante Signora dal suo John Ciardi" [In homage to the very distinguished teacher M. Honre Ebaldini and his beaming Lady from John Ciardi] ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
        Yale Series of Recorded Poets : Lee Anderson ; Produced by Yale University Department of English and Audio Visual Center ; Edited by Louis L. Martz ; Manufactured by Carillon Records YP 310 ; Audio Catalog 60010 (New Haven, CT : Yale Series of Recorded Poets / Carillon Records © 1960) Audio Recording (Disk), Cover, Sleeve, Pamphlet. 33-1/3 RPM. 4 items. 15 p. ; Note : John Ciardi holograph note on verso : "Inscribed for John Ciardi Christmas 1960" ; Pamphlet includes 24 p. transcript of poems on recording ; Cover torn ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box 88.000
    • Printed Brochures, Reprints, Pamphlets & Broadsides
       

      • Box 3
         
        An Ulcer, Gentlemen, Is An Unwritten Poem [Poem] by John Ciardi ; reprinted from Canadian Business (June 1955) Printed Reprint Brochure. 3 items. 6 p. ; Note : 2 copies autographed "John Ciardi" on cover ; 3 duplicates Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Another School Year : Why? [Speech] by John Ciardi to Rutgers University Convocation (1954) Reprint. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : "Presented to high school students of New Jersey by the State University . . . " ; Autographed "John Ciardi" inside front cover ; Source : Cary Addition Box #61.000
        Audit at Key West [Poem] by John Ciardi (Palaemon Press, Ltd. © 1983) Broadside, Typescript & Proof. 3 items. 5 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 116.000
        Beloit Poetry Journal, The, Vol. 4, no. 4 (Summer 1952) Periodical. 1 item. 18 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on p. 6 ; includes poems "Thursday" & "Variations on Some Lines" by Ciardi ; Source : Cary Addition Box 152.000
        For Who Else? Jack That's Whom [Poem] by John Ciardi (undated) Annotated Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" & inscribed to "Stuart [Wright] : This was never published. It's a presentation page for an SR [Saturday Review] party for one of Jack Kominsky's anniversaries" ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Heaven and Earth and the Cage of Form, by Archibald Macleish ; Reprinted from Rockefeller University Review (Jan. - Feb. 1968) Pamphlet. 1 item. 7 p. ; Note : Holograph note on p. 1 : "To John Ciardi, homage & affection of the under-inscribed - Arch" ; Source : Cary Addition Box #86A
        In Ego With Us All [Poem] by John Ciardi, reprinted from The Grecourt Review, Vol. 1, no. 2 (Feb. 1959) Pamphlet. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 100.000
        International Poetry Forum 1974 - 1975 Program : John Ciardi (5 Feb. 1975 ) Brochure. 1 item. 3 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" inside front cover ; includes biographical sketch & quotes from his writings ; Source : Cary Addition Box #61
        Magus, A [Poem] by John Ciardi [1965] Broadside. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on face ; 2 duplicates ; A magus [pl. magi] was a member of an ancient Persian priestly caste ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Manner of Speaking [Literary Essay] by John Ciardi ; reprinted from Saturday Review (7 Nov. 1970) Printed Reprint Brochure. 1 items. 2 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on p. 1 ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        New Fable of the Grasshopper & the Ant [Lyrics & Sheet Music] by John Ciardi ; Music by Edward Barrow (© 1963 John Ciardi ) Pamphlet & Broadside. 2 items. 19 p. ; Note : 1) A Magus [Poem] by John Ciardi (n.p., undated) Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) 16 pages glued together ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #86.022
        Peter Viereck -- The Poet and the Form [Literary Essay] by John Ciardi, reprinted from The University of Kansas City Review (Summer 1949), pp. 297 - 302. Pamphlet. 1 item. 3 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 100.000
        Phi Beta Kappa Ode [Poem] by John Ciardi ; reprinted from The Tuftonian, Vol. 6, no. 2 (21 May 1947) Printed Reprint Brochure. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : "Delivered by Delta of Massachusetts, at the annual literary exercises, in Goddard Chapel" ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Phonethics : Twenty - Four Limericks for the Telephone [Poems] by John Ciardi ; Drawings by Jonathan Bumas (Palaemon Press, Ltd., First edition ©1985) Pamphlet. 1 item. 14 p. ; Note : Source : Cary Addition Box 155.000
        Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion, The ; Containing A Choice Collection of Tunes, Hymns, Psalms, Odes, and Anthems . . . , by William Walker (Philadelphia, PA : Thomas Cowperthwaite & Co. ; Spartanburg, SC : William Walker, 1835) Book. 1 item. 236 p. ; Note : Extremely fragile, brittle, dirty ; front cover missing ; conservation needed ; Source : Cary Addition Box 152.000
        Speeches of the Year : What Good Is A Poem? [Literary Essay] by John Ciardi, reprinted from Speeches of the Year (Provo, UT : Brigham Young University, Extension Publications © 1967). Pamphlet. Mimeographed. Soft cover. 1 item. 8 p. ; Note : Source : Autographed "John Ciardi" on cover & p. 1 ; Transcript of Ciardi's address to Brigham Young University student body 24 Oct. 1967 ; Cary Addition Box 100.000
        We Are Pleased to Announce the Publication of A Genesis : 15 Poems by John Ciardi / 15 Original Etchings by Gabor Peterdi [Advertisement] (New York, NY : Touchstone Publishers [1967]) Printed Brochure. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on p. 2 ; inscribed "(Stuart [Wright] -- See back page. I can't even afford myself! John [Ciardi]" ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        What Night Would It Be? [Poem] by John Ciardi (Chicago, IL : Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation, © 1974) Printed Brochure. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Autographed "John Ciardi" on p. 2 ; Source : Cary Addition Box 100A.000
        Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music . . . , by John Wyeth (Harrisburg, PA : John Wyeth, Printer & Bookseller, 1820) Book. 1 item. 67 p. ; Note : Brittle, fragile, torn ; conservation needed ; Source : Cary Addition Box 152.000
    • Printed Folios
       

      • Box 4
         
        Drawings for Dante's Inferno, by Rico Lebrun (Kanthos Press, © 1963) Printed Folio, List of Plates, 4 Loose Prints. Boxed. 13.5" x 17.5" 1 item. 55 p. Note : Title page inscribed : "For Stuart [Wright] To admire the scenery, to avoid any long residence. John (Ciardi) April 19, 1985" ; Includes glassine dust jacket ; Source : Cary Addition Box #115.000
      • Box 5
         
        Alphabestiary, An : Twenty - Six Poems, by John Ciardi ; Twenty - Six Lithographs by Milton Hebald (New York, NY : Touchstone Publishers, © 1965, 1966 by John Ciardi ) Printed Folio. Unbound. Boxed. 14.5" x 20.5" 1 item. 82 p. ; Note : Title page inscribed : "For Stuart [Wright] with the Alphabestiary of John Ciardi (and I'll subscribe for Milton Hebald)" ; Source : Cary Addition Box #115.000
    • Oversized Proofs and Manuscripts
       

      Dialogue With An Audience [Book] by John Ciardi (New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press © 25 Sept. 1963) Galley Proof (Duplicate) 1 item. 131 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Inscribed on first page : "To Stuart [Wright] The best of audiences, John [Ciardi]" ; Autographed on first page : "John Ciardi" ; Brittle, Fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #157.000
      Phonethics : Longest Way Is Back, The [Book] by John Ciardi (New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press © 23 August 1965) Proofs Duplicate Galley Proof. 1 item. 52 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Brittle, Fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Cary Addition Box #152.000
      Phonethics : Twenty - Two Limericks for the Telephone [Pamphlet] by John Ciardi (Palaemon Press © 1985) Proofs & Manuscripts. 2 items. 27 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Source : Cary Addition Box #118.000
  • Ludlow Addition to the Stuart Wright Collection
     

    • Correspondence
       

      • Box 6
         
        Ciardi, John, Medford, MA. Letter to Dr. Murray (27 Dec. 1949) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Note : Concerns early career of Allen Tate ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Ciardi, John, Poetry Editor, Saturday Review of Literature, New York, NY. Correspondence regarding Nelson Algren (27 Feb. 1956 - 5 Aug. 1963) ALS, TLS, Notes. 12 items. 12 p. ; Note : Concerns Algren's dispute with producers of movie based on his work ; includes correspondence with William Pullin & Norman Cousins ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Cousins, Norman, Editor, Saturday Review of Literature, New York, NY. Correspondence with John Ciardi, Poetry Editor (28 Feb. 1956 - 21 Feb. 1961) ALS, TLS, Memos, Etc. 14 items. 14 p. ; Note : Concerns SR's poetry & editorial policies ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Pullin, William, Assistant VP, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York, NY. Correspondence with John Ciardi, Medford, MA (2 April 1952 - 26 Feb. 1954) TLS, Carbon TLS. 17 items. 33 p. ; Note : Concerns possible publication of Ciardi's translation of Dante's Divine Comedy ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Schuyler, Ted. Letter to John Ciardi (14 Sept. 1958) ALS. 1 item. 3 p. ; Note : Concerns Schuyler's appreciation and gratitude for Ciardi's work ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
    • Manuscript Typescripts
       

      • Box 6
         
        Animal, Vegetable, Mineral (Deutsch) ; The Toy Fair (Moss), Review by John Ciardi (ca. 1954) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Book Burners and Sweet Sixteen, The, by John Ciardi (ca. 1957) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 5 p. ; Note : Concerns resignation of the Chicago Review student staff over refusal of the University of Chicago Chancellor to allow publication of Jack Kerouac's work on grounds of obscenity ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Collected Poems. Yvor Winters. 143 pp. Denver : Alan Swallow. $3.50, Review by John Ciardi (ca. 1952) Corrected Carbon typescript ; Holograph. 1 item. 5 p. ; Note : First page header marked "Times" ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Breadloafiad, The : An Herrick Poem, [by John Ciardi] (undated) Mimeographed typescript & drawings. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Drawings of angels on first page ; drawing of muse on last page ; "punctum coronat opus" [a sharp point marks the ending" ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Dialogue with the Audience : What Sort of Human Behavior Is A Poem[?] by John Ciardi (undated) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 16 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Divine Comedy : Inferno, Cantos 1 - 34, Translated by John Ciardi (ca. 1954) Corrected typescript. 15 items. 144 p. ; Note : Includes Translator's Note ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Divine Comedy : Purgatorio, Cantos 1 - 31, Translated by John Ciardi (ca. 1961) Corrected typescript. 6 items. 53 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Drunken Astronaut, The, by John Ciardi (undated) Holograph ; Corrected typescript ; Carbon typescript. 3 items. 7 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Family Election Day : Vote For One : From the Voluminous and Talented Pen of John Ciardi Aug. 24, 1964 BLOC, by John Ciardi (24 Aug. 1964) Holograph pamphlet. 1 item. 8 p. ; Note : Illustrated with cartoons ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Input, by John Ciardi (undated) Corrected typescript. 1 item. 32 p. ; Note : Science fiction short story ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Jim Crow is Treason, by John Ciardi (undated) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        John Ciardi Anthology, A, by John Ciardi (17 Feb. 1970) Mimeographed typescript. 1 item. 13 p. ; Note : Autographed by John Ciardi on title page ; "Commemorating Mr. Ciardi's visit to Abraham Levitt Junior High School, Willingboro, New Jersey, February 12, 1970" ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Maggie Cassidy, by Jack Kerouac. Aron Paperback. 189 p. 50¢, Review, by John Ciardi (undated) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Manner of Speaking III, by John Ciardi (ca. Feb. 1961) Corrected typescript. 1 item. 5 p. ; Note : Concerns civil rights issues in Alabama ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        New and Selected Poems, by Howard Nemerov. University of Chicago Press, 116 p. $3.50, Review by John Ciardi (ca. 1960) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Other Skies, by John Ciardi (Boston : Little, Brown & Company, 1947) Corrected typescript. 1 item. 82 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Poems, Lyric and Dramatic : The Plane and the Shadow (Roslin) ; Dry Sun, Dry Wind (Wagoner), Review by John Ciardi (ca. 1953) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Poet in America, The, by John Ciardi (undated) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 10 p. ; Note : Marked "Poetry Society" on first page ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Record Round Up : The Spoken Word, by John Ciardi (undated) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Schoolmaster and Clergyman : Collected Poems (Spender) ; The Shield of Achilles (Auden) Review by John Ciardi (ca. 1956) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 5 p. ; Note : Concerns Stephen Spender and W. H. Auden ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Science-Fiction -- What Is It? by John Ciardi, Harvard College (March 1953) Corrected typescript. 1 item. 22 p. ; Note : Critical essay on science fiction ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Sentimentalities and Arrivals : The Poetry of Randall Jarrell. Selected Poems, Randall Jarrell. Knopf. $4.00, Review by John Ciardi, Harvard College (ca. 1955) Corrected Carbon typescript. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Shakespeare on Record : Seven New Releases, Review by John Ciardi (undated) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 4 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Signed Intro for Shapiro Piece, Review by John Ciardi (undated) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 2 p. ; Note : Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Talent and Responsibility : The Colours of Memory (Reavey) ; Something of the Sea, Poems, 1942 - 1952 (Ross) The Second Man and Other Poems (Coxe), Review by John Ciardi (ca. 1955) Corrected Carbon typescript. 2 items. 6 p. ; Note : 2 copies ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Ted Roethke Was A Roaring Man, by John Ciardi (ca. 1967) Holograph & Corrected typescript. 5 items. 18 p. ; Note : 4 holograph versions of poem ; 1 typescript ; published in An Evening with Ted Roethke, Michigan Quarterly Review, Vol. 6, no. 4 (Fall 1967), pp. 227-245 ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Translation : The Art of Failure, by John Ciardi (ca. 1977) Carbon typescript. 1 item. 10 p. ; Note : Ciardi's account of his experience translating the Divine Comedy ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
        Unauthorized Research, by John Ciardi (undated) Corrected typescript. 1 item. 7 p. ; Note : Science fiction short story ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
    • Loose Manuscript Items Transferred from Stuart Wright Book Collection
       

      • Box 7
         
        Collected Later Poems, The, by William Carlos Williams (© 1944, 1948, 1950) Note : 1) Schedule / Writer's Conference, 1952 (ca. 13 Aug. 1952) Mimeographed typescript. 1 item. 1 p. ; brittle, fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #191.007
        Collected Poems of Hart Crane, Edited by Waldo Frank (© 1933) Note : 1) Notes for discussion of Hart Crane's poem "The Bridge" for the Invitation to Learning Program on CBS (ca. 1957) AN. Index cards. 5" x 7" 1 item. 6 p. ; 2) Ralph Backlund, Invitation to Learning, Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., New York, NY. Letter to John Ciardi expecting him at Studio 3 ; other guest is Bill Lyman (18 Sept. 1957) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #190.005
        Complete Poems and Plays 1909 - 1950, The, by T. S. Eliot (© 1958, 1962) Note : 1) Notes on 20th Century Poetry Themes, by John Ciardi ; on note cards, first card missing (ca. 1958) AN. 1 item. 6 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #192.010
        Contemporary Poetry, Vol. 9, no. 2 (Autumn 1959) Note : 1) Stuart Wright note : "Note : These appear to be unbound pages of the 1st (U.S.) edition stapled into later wrappers (for protection?) " (undated) AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Oliver St. J. Gogarty, New York, NY. Letter to Norman Cousins submitting a manuscript for consideration ; Annotated in blue pencil below by editor [Norman Cousins?] : "Thanks very much. Heavily overstocked" (1 May 1956) Annotated TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) John Ciardi, Poetry Editor. Letter to Oliver St. J. Gogarty thanking him for his submission but declining due to "fierce overstock" (8 May 1956) Carbon TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Brittle, fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #171.030
        Dialogue with an Audience, by John Ciardi (© 1963) Note : 1) Lippincott publicity portrait of John Ciardi for Dialogue with an Audience (23 Sept. 1963) Photographic print with caption. Black & White. 5" x 7" 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #174.007
        Divine Comedy, The, by Dante Alighieri ; translated by John Ciardi (© 1977) Note : 1) W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, NY. Review copy slip for "The Divine Comedy" (ca. 14 Nov. 1977) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Hayden Carruth, Editor, Poetry Magazine, Chicago, IL. Letter to John Ciardi commenting on his poem "Another Comedy" suggesting that Ciardi cut the first page as "discrete and a little trite here and there" ; has hasn't had a chance to look at "Live Another Day" yet (23 Sept. 1949) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #176.003
        Homeward to America, by John Ciardi (© 1940) Note : 1) Stuart Wright note : "Ella Ciardi Rubero, John Ciardi's sister - See Selected Letters of John Ciardi, ed. Edward M. Cifelli (undated)" AN. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #176.001
        Mantelpiece of Shells, A, by Ruthven Todd (© 1954) Note : 1) Caroline Whiting, The Nation, New York, NY. Postcard to John Ciardi regarding submission deadline (14 March 1955) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Grove Press, New York, NY. Review copy slip for A Mantelpiece of Shells (ca. 7 Feb. 1955) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Grove Press, New York, NY. Business reply card (ca. 1955) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #194.019
        Oddments Inklings Omen Moments, by Alastair Reid (© 1954) Note : 1) Little, Brown & Company, Boston, MA. To the Literary Editor Review information slip (ca. 23 March 1959) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #193.026
        Selected Letters of John Ciardi, The, Edited by Edward M. Cifelli (© 2003) Note : 1) University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, AR. Invitation to attend 5th anniversary open house 4 May 1985 (9 April 1985) Ephemera & Envelope. 1 item. 2 p. ; 2) John Ciardi, Saturday Review. Telegram to Kenneth Rexroth, San Francisco, CA requesting a copy of Howl "am eager to do a piece in its defense ; would welcome any details of the censorship case." (ca. 1956) Telegram. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3-4) University of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, AR. Invoice #452763 Customer copy & Packing slip The Selected Letters of Ciardi (7 May 1991) Printed forms. 2 items. 2 p. ; Telegram & Invoices brittle & fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #181.032
        Selected Letters of Theodore Roethke, Edited by Ralph J. Mills, Jr. (© 1968) Note : 1) Beatrice [O'Connell, Mrs. Theodore] Roethke, New York, NY. Letter to John Ciardi thanking him for sending her "your letters from Ted" (24 April 1965) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA. With the compliments of card (ca. 1968) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #198.028
        Selected Poems of John Holmes, The, by John Ciardi (© 1965) Note : 1) Poems by John Holmes : Memorandum of Agreement (Aug. 1948), Next Year's Music, Auction, Noah and His Ark (23 Feb. 1948), From Brooklyn, The Broken One (Aug. 1949) by John Holmes ; autographed "John Holmes" or "JH" on each page (ca. 1948-1949) Carbon typescripts. 1 item. 6 p. ; 2) John Holmes, Medford, MA. Letter to John Ciardi approving galley proofs of poems, recounting trip to take his son to a admission interview at Dean Junior College, in Franklin, MA (11 May 1959) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Poems brittle & fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #190.004
        Selected Poems, by John Ciardi (© 1984) Note : 1) Stuart Wright note : "Ciardi was visiting for a couple of days, and left this inscribed copy for me on my desk, where he had (obviously) prepared it - " (ca. 1984) ANS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Judith Hostetter Ciardi. Note to Stuart Wright on location of food in refrigerator (undated) ANS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) "John Ciardi, Poet, Essayist and Translator, 69" [Obituary], by Robert O. Boorstin. New York Times (2 April 1986) Photocopy typescript clipping. 1 item. 1 p. ; 4) A Program in Memory of John Ciardi, 1916 - 1986, Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers Univesity (23 Sept. 1986) Brochure. 1 item. 2 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #174.012
        Signature of All things, The, by Kenneth Rexroth (© 1949) Note : 1) "For Dick & Betty Eberhart love Kenneth [Rexroth]" (ca. 1957) ANS. 1 item. 1 p. 2) Edith Kiernan, Sec'y to John Ciardi, Saturday Review, New York, NY. Letter to Kenneth Rexroth asking if he will review Eberhart's Great Praises ; verso : Rexroth agrees enthusiastically to write review (25 June 1957) TLS & ALS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 3) Edith Kiernan, Sec'y to John Ciardi, Saturday Review, New York, NY. Letter to Kenneth Rexroth asking if he will review Eberhart's Great Praises (25 June 1957) Carbon TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 4) Edith Kiernan, Sec'y to John Ciardi, Saturday Review, New York, NY. Letter to Kenneth Rexroth saying Great Praises is being shipped under separate cover (3 July 1957) Carbon TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 5) Edith Kiernan, Sec'y to John Ciardi, Saturday Review, New York, NY. Telegram to Kenneth Rexroth asking him to review Hoffman's The Poetry of Stephen Crane (22 Oct. 1957) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; 6) Kenneth Rexroth, San Francisco, CA. Telegram to Edith Kiernan, Sec'y to John Ciardi, Saturday Review, New York, NY. Telegram to Kenneth Rexroth agreeing to review Hoffman's The Poetry of Stephen Crane (22 Oct. 1957) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; brittle, fragile ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #191.025
        Summer Knowledge, by Delmore Schwartz (© 1958, 1959) Note : 1) Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York, NY. Book for Review slip (ca. 6 Aug. 1959) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #191.015
        This Strangest Everything, by John Ciardi (© 1966) Note : 1) With compliments of the author card (undated) Broadside. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #174.005
        Translations of Ezra Pound (© 1953) Note : 1) New Directions, Norfolk, CT. Book for Review slip (ca. 31 Aug. 1953) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #191.020
        Verses from 1929 On, by Ogden Nash (© 1952) Note : 1) Little, Brown & Company, Boston, MA. To the Literary Editor Book Review slip (ca. 9 Nov. 1959) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; 2) Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, New Brunswick, NJ. Notice to appear before the court regarding Ben Ciardi (18 May 1971) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #191.033
    • Proofs
       

      • Box 7
         
        Other Skies, by John Ciardi (undated) Author's Uncorrected Proof. Unbound. 1 item. 64 p. ; Note : Galleys No. 1 - 22 ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032-1
    • Audio Recordings
       

      • Box 8
         
        Dylan Thomas Reading A Visit To America and Poems ; Volume 4 ; Recorded in Vancouver, BC, May 1952 & Cambridge, MA, 1953 ; Cover art : Antonio Frasconi ; Caedmon Publishers ; New York, NY ; TC 1061 (© 1957) Audio Recording (LP), Album Cover, Sleeve. 3 items. 3 p. ; Note : Extensive holograph inscriptions on Album Cover verso in John Ciardi's hand ; Glassine album sleeve torn ; needs conservation ; Ludlow Addition Box 199.035
        Mask For Janus and other Poetry of W.S. Merwin Read by the Poet, A ; Contemporary Poetry Series ; The Spoken Word, Inc. ; SW - 122 ; T-1744, T-1745 ; New York, NY [1959] Audio Recording (LP), Album Cover. 2 items. 2 p. ; Note : Cover stamped : "John Ciardi - 31 Graham Avenue - Metuchen, N. J." ; Ciardi's extensive holograph notes on front cover & verso ; Album cover includes biographical sketch of Merwin ; Album sleeve missing ; needs conservation ; Ludlow Addition Box 199.035
        Twentieth Century Poetry in English : Recordings of Poets Reading Their Own Poems : John Ciardi - W. D. Snodgrass. Library of Congress Recording Laboratory PL 27. LC 2029 - 2030. Washington, DC ; recorded by Lee Anderson (20 April 1955 ; 9 June 1959) Audio Recording (Disk), Pamphlet. Album Cover & Sleeve. 4 items. 9 p. ; Note : 2 Disks ; Duplicate of #1169.039.196.034; Ciardi recorded in New York, NY on 20 April 1955 ; Snodgrass recorded at the University of Rochester School of Music on 9 June 1959 ; Pamphlet includes text of poems read ; Album cover inscribed "Please return to "John Ciardi" ; Pamphlet autographed "John Ciardi" ; Album Cover torn, needs conservation ; Ludlow Addition Box 199.035
    • Oversized Materials
       

      Dante and the Divine Comedy [Literary Essay] by John Ciardi, Saturday Review, Vol. 47 (ca. 1961) Proofs Galley Proof Corrected. 1 item. 5 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Inscribed on first page : "Jim --- These are about the dirtiest galleys I have yet seen. What's wrong on linotype row. [sic] Please mail the changes, and return this set to me. John Ciardi" ; Brittle, Fragile, Torn ; needs conservation ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032
      Poetry Proofs Returned from the Ladies Home Journal [Poems] by John Ciardi, Ladies Home Journal (1958) Proofs Galley Proof & TLS. 2 items. 10 p. ; Note : Filed oversized ; Cover Letter : Peter Briggs, Associate Editor, Ladies Home Journal, Philadelphia, PA. Cover letter to John Ciardi returning galley proofs declining to make an offer on them (21 May 1958) TLS. 1 item. 1 p. ; Source : Ludlow Addition Box #189.032


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