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Grand Street Publications Inc. Records, 1980-2004

Series II: Correspondence, 1981-2000

Letters, postcards and notes from authors, editors and agents are included within this series. Correspondents include Anne Carson, Noam Chomsky, Arthur Danto, Ted Hughes, Joyce Carol Oates, Edward Said and Virgil Thomson. The correspondence is arranged in two subseries: correspondence from authors and correspondence from editors and agents.

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Subseries II.1: Authors, 1981-1990

Ben Sonnenberg's editorial correspondence with authors is included within this subseries. Most correspondence pertains to preparations for the author's inclusion inGrand Street, however, as Sonnenberg knew and nurtured many of these authors, letters often touch upon personal matters as well. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by last name and then is generally organized chronologically within folders. This subseries is further divided into previously catalogued and non-catalogued correspondence, which reflects the decision to catalogue some materials upon their acquisition. The original alphabetical arrangement of non-catalogued material has been retained.

Correspondents represented within the general alphabetical folders include Noam Chomsky, Anne Carson, Arthur Danto, Gavin Ewart, Robert Fagles, Seamus Heaney, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Howard, P J Kavanagh, Edward Said and Virgil Thomson. Two letters by Louise Bogan from 1955 are included in "F" folder under Elizabeth Frank; Frank used Bogan's personal letters to a young Sonnenberg as background for a piece she wrote on Bogan inGrand Street.


Previously Catalogued Correspondence



Box 1 Folder 1 Annan, Noel Gilroy, 1982


Box 1 Folder 2 Ashbury, John, 1984


Box 1 Folder 3 Carruth, Hayden, 1983-1984


Box 1 Folder 4 Clamitt, Amy, 1982-1987


Box 1 Folder 5 Cockburn, Claud, 1981-1982


Box 1 Folder 6 Edel, Leon, 1982


Box 1 Folder 7 Empson, William, 1982


Box 1 Folder 8 Ewart, Gavin, 1985-1989


Box 1 Folder 9 Hamburger, Michael, 1982-1985


Box 1 Folder 10 Hersey, John, 1987


Box 1 Folder 11 Hollander, John, 1985


Box 1 Folder 12 Howe, Irving, 1982


Box 1 Folder 13 Hughes, Ted, 1982-1987


Box 1 Folder 14 Kempton, Murray, 1982


Box 1 Folder 15 Koch, Kenneth, 1987


Box 1 Folder 16 Laughlin, James, 1982-1985


Box 1 Folder 17 Merrill, James, 1986-1990


Box 1 Folder 18 Merwin, William Stanley, 1982-1990


Box 1 Folder 19 Narayan, Rasipuram Krishnaswamy, 1985


Box 1 Folder 20 Oates, Joyce Carol, 1989


Box 1 Folder 21 Padgett, Ron, 1987


Box 1 Folder 22 Rama Rau., Santha, 1987


Box 1 Folder 23 [Jackson] Riding, Laura, 1982


Box 1 Folder 24 Steegmuller, Francis,1982-1984


Box 1 Folder 25 Straight, Michael, 1989


Box 1 Folder 26 Thomson, Virgil, 1989


Box 1 Folder 27 Trevor, William, 1987


Box 1 Folder 28 Updike, John, 1990


Correspondence



Box 42 Folder 7 to 8 A, 1984- 1989


Box 42 Folder 9 Annan, Noel, 1982


Box 42 Folder 10 Arrowsmith, William, 1983-1986



Box 43 Folder 1 to 2 B, 1981-1988


Box 43 Folder 3 Bernard, Kenneth, 1982-1986


Box 43 Folder 4 Bowerstock, G.W., 1982-1988


Box 43 Folder 5 Bromich, David, 1980s


Box 43 Folder 6 to 7 C, 1983-1988

(also includes Anne Carson and Noam Chomsky)


Box 43 Folder 8 Carver, Raymond, 1982-1984


Box 43 Folder 9 Christopher, Nicholas, 1981-1984


Box 43 Folder 10 Clampitt, Amy, 1982-1984


Box 43 Folder 11 Clay, Diskin, 1982-1984


Box 43 Folder 12 Cockburn, Claud, 1981


Box 43 Folder 13 Corn, Alfred, 1982-1985


Box 43 Folder 14 to 15 D, 1982-1989

(also includes Arthur Coleman Danto)


Box 43 Folder 16 to 17 E, 1981-1988

(also includes Gavin Ewart)


Box 43 Folder 18 Edel, Leon, 1981-1982


Box 43 Folder 19 Empson, William, 1982


Box 43 Folder 20 Welch, Everman, 1983-1985


Box 43 Folder 21 to 22 F, 1981-1989

(also includes Robert Fagles)



Box 44 Folder 1 Fainlight, Ruth, 1981-1988


Box 44 Folder 2 Feldman, Irving, 1982-1984


Box 44 Folder 3 to 4 G, 1983-1989


Box 44 Folder 5 Gifford, Henry, 1982-1989


Box 44 Folder 6 Green, Peter, 1982-1988


Box 44 Folder 7 to 8 H, 1981-1989

(also includes Seamus Heaney, Christopher Hitchens and Richard Howard)


Box 44 Folder 9 Haas, Diana, 1982-1985


Box 44 Folder 10 Hall, Donald, 1982-1984


Box 44 Folder 11 Hamburger, Michael, 1982-1985


Box 44 Folder 12 Hollander, John, 1982


Box 44 Folder 13 Howard, Richard, 1980s


Box 44 Folder 14 to 15 I, 1982-1988


Box 44 Folder 16 J, 1983-1987


Box 44 Folder 17 Jackson Riding, Laura, 1981-1983


Box 44 Folder 18 Jones, D.A.N., 1984-1988


Box 44 Folder 19 to 20 K, 1981-1989



Box 45 Folder 1 to 2 L, 1981-1989


Box 45 Folder 3 Langer, Elinor, 1982-1989


Box 45 Folder 4 Laughlin, James, 1983-1988


Box 45 Folder 5 M, 1981-1985


Box 45 Folder 6 Merwin, W.S., 1981-1985


Box 45 Folder 7 Michie, James, 1981-1982


Box 45 Folder 8 Millhauser, Steven, 1982-1984


Box 45 Folder 9 Minot, Susan, 1982-1984


Box 45 Folder 10 O-P, 1982-1985


Box 45 Folder 11 R, 1982-1985


Box 45 Folder 12 Raine, Craig, 1983-1984


Box 45 Folder 13 Ricks, Christopher, 1981-1983


Box 45 Folder 14 S, 1982-1985

(also includes Edward Said)


Box 45 Folder 15 Salter, James, 1980s


Box 45 Folder 16 Salkey, Andrew, 1982


Box 45 Folder 17 Steegmuller, Francis, 1982-1985


Box 45 Folder 18 T, 1983-1984

(also includes Virgil Thomson)


Box 45 Folder 19 [Wade, Sidney], 1985


Subseries II.2: Agents and Publishers, 1981- 2000

The majority of materials from this subseries originate from the second half ofGrand Street's existence from the 1990s onwards. Correspondence from agents is organized alphabetically by agency rather than by agent. Materials from agents and publishers include negotiations of rights and contracts and submission and rejection letters.


Agents



Box 42 Folder 6 General, 1981- 1985



Box 45 Folder 20 General, 1993-1999


Box 45 Folder 21 A-C, 1994-1999



Box 46 Folder 1 D-F, 1994-1999


Box 46 Folder 2 G-H, 1994-1999


Box 46 Folder 3 German Agents, 1992


Box 46 Folder 4 I-N, 1994-1997


Box 46 Folder 5 O-R, 1995-1998


Box 46 Folder 6 S-U, 1994-1999


Box 46 Folder 7 W-Z, 1994-1998


Publishers


Box 46 Folder 8 General, 1993- 2000



Box 77 Folder 45 to 49 General, 1989-1990



Box 46 Folder 9 Berlin Issue Correspondence, 1999



Box 47 Folder 1 Columbia University Press, 1994- 1997


Box 47 Folder 2 Crown Publishing Group, 1993-1997


Box 47 Folder 3 Doubleday, 1993-2000


Box 47 Folder 4 Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1994- 1999


Box 47 Folder 5 Foreign Publishers, 1993-1998


Box 47 Folder 6 German Publishers, 1992-1994


Box 47 Folder 7 Grove Atlantic, 1995


Box 47 Folder 8 Harcourt Brace, 1993-1999


Box 47 Folder 9 Harper Collins, 1993-1999


Box 47 Folder 10 Henry Holt and Company, 1993-2000


Box 47 Folder 11 Houghton Mifflin, 1996-1999


Box 47 Folder 12 Hyperion, 1995


Box 47 Folder 13 Knopf, 1993-2000


Box 47 Folder 14 Kodansha Press, 1994


Box 47 Folder 15 Little Brown, 1995-1999


Box 47 Folder 16 Macmillan, 1993


Box 47 Folder 17 Morrow, 1993-1999


Box 47 Folder 18 New Directions, 1999


Box 47 Folder 19 The New Press, 1994


Box 47 Folder 20 Norton, 1995-1999


Box 47 Folder 21 Pantheon, 1993-1999


Box 47 Folder 22 Penguin U.S.A., 1993-1999


Box 47 Folder 23 Random House, 1993-1996


Box 47 Folder 24 St Martin's Press, 1993-1996


Box 47 Folder 25 Simon and Schuster, 1994-1999


Box 47 Folder 26 Sokmen, Muge Gursoy, 1995


Box 47 Folder 27 Verso, 1993