Rare Book & Manuscript Library

George Economou papers, 1954-2017

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Series I: Correspondence & Manuscripts by other writers

Subseries I.1: Cataloged correspondence & manuscripts

Box 1-2 David Antin

Box 1-2 Paul Auster

Box 1-2 Paul Blackburn

Box 1-2 Robert Bly

Box 1-2 George Boas

Box 1-2 John Malcolm Brinnin

Box 1-2 William Bronk

Box 1-2 Andrei Codrescu

Box 1-2 Kirby Congdon

Box 1-2 Robert Creeley

Box 1-2 Robert Vas Dias

Box 1-2 Diane di Prima

Box 1-2 Ed Dorn

Box 1-2 Ted Enslin

Box 1-2 Clayton Eshleman

Box 1-2 Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Box 1-2 Anselm Hollo

Box 1-2 Lita R. Hornick

Box 1-2 LeRoi Jones

Box 1-2 Robert Kelly

Box 1-2 Richard Kostelanetz

Box 1-2 James Laughlin

Box 1-2 Harry Levin

Box 1-2 David Meltzer

Box 1-2 William Stanley Merwin

Box 1-2 Marjorie Hope Nicolson

Box 1-2 Charles Olson

Box 1-2 Joel Oppenheimer

Box 1-2 Rochelle Owens

Box 1-2 Margaret Randall

Box 1-2 Gilbert Sorrentino

Box 1-2 Charles Tomlinson

Box 1-2 Diane Wakoski

Box 1-2 Anne Waldman

Box 1-2 John Wieners

Box 1-2 Jonathan Williams

Box 1-2 Louis Zukofsky

Subseries I.2:Uncataloged correspondence & manuscripts by others

Box 3 A-G

Box 4 H-O

Box 5 P-Z & Unidentified

Box 15 Miscellaneous correcpondence, 1994-2015

Series II: Writings by Economou

Subseries II.1: Poems, essays, & book reviews


Box 6 [book reviews]

Box 6 Buxó translations

Box 6 Century Dead Center; prose poems

Box 15 Notebook containing drafts and notes mostly related to "Century Dead Center" and "Unfinished and Uncollected (drafts of the finishing of C. P. Cavafy's unfinished poems), 2/19/16"

Box 6 The Early Poetry of Rochelle Owens

Box 6 The Elevator Maniac

Box 6 The God-Child

Box 6 Hercules in the Mind

Box 6 Lorca Translations by Paul Blackburn

Box 6 A Note on Rereading Diane Wakoski

Box 6 #15 (ed. By Economou); printed copy with some manuscripts by contributors

Box 6 Philodemus

Box 7 [poems; titled]

Box 7 [poems; untitled]

Box 7 Poems: Summer '78

Box 7 Some Notes Towards Finding a View of the New Oral Poetry

Box 7 Star

Box 7 Teaching Homer in Honors Composition

Box 7 The Waste-Basket

Box 7 "Whoosh"

Box 7 Misc. manuscripts

Box 7 Misc. documents

Box 7 Notebooks

Subseries II.2: Medieval & Renaissance materials

Box 7 Misc. papers & translations

Box 8 Blackburn, Paul: Proensa & other translations, edited by Economou

Box 8A Chaucer

Box 8A Dante

Box 9 The Goddess Nature in Medieval Literature

Box 9 Notebooks

Box 9 Piers Plowman (1)

Box 10 Piers Plowman (2): Notebooks & William Langland's Piers Plowman The C Version: a Verse Translation by George Economou

Series III: Tape recordings

Subseries III.1: Reel to Reel

Box 11 Coconut Folksinger by Rochelle Owens, undated

Box 11 "How Much Paint" [by Rochelle Owens] Take 1…, undated

Box 11 [How Much Paint by Rochelle Owens] Video Nugget…, undated

Box 11 I Am the Babe of Joseph Stalin's Daughter. Rochelle Owens, undated

Box 11 A Real Vision: a Documentary on Paul Blackburn's Life and Work,, undated

Box 11 WBAI Rochelle Owens. Joe Chronicles: Sacre Coeur, undated

Box 11 Allen Ginsberg reading from unedited journals at the conference, Vancouver, B.C.,, 1963 August 2

Box 11 George Economou. Métro, 1965 July 21

Box 11 "The String Game" [by Rochelle Owens], 1965 February 20

Box 11 "Istanboul" [by Rochelle Owens], 1965 September 24

Box 11 Ted Enslin (at L.I.U.), 1965 February 25

Box 11 Rochelle Owens and Armand Schwerner (at L.I.U.: M. Moore Series),, 1965 April 27

Box 11 Paul Blackburn reading from Probençal at L.I.U.; George Oppen. L.I.U.,, 1966 February 15

Box 11 Rochelle Owens at Fischbach Gallery; Jackson MacLow at Fischbach Gallery,, 1966 January 13

Box 11 L.I.U. Read In for Vietnam, 1966 May 11

Box 11 Schwerner at Fischbach; Blackburn at Fischbach, 1966 May 18

Box 11 Family tape…, 1972 May 30

Box 11 Clayton Eshleman [and] Robert Kelly on Paul Blackburn for George Economou & WBAI (3" reel),, 1972 February

Box 11 Rochelle Owens at West End, 1974 February 4

Subseries III.2: Tape Cassettes

Box 11 U.C.S.D. Archive for New Poetry. Reading by Rochelle Owens & George Economou,, undated

Box 11 Black Box No. 17.[periodical with 2 tape cassettes of readings by Rochelle Owens and others], circa, 1979

Box 11 Dr. George Economou. Poetry Reading. Stillwater [OK], 1986 September 25

Box 11 Dr. George Economou. Stillwater, OK, 1986 September 25

Subseries III.3: Video Cassette

Box 11 Rochelle Owens/George Economou/ Poetry Reading- O.U. Art Museum,, 1987 April 30

Series IV: Photographs

Box 12 Photographs

Box 15 Photograph

Series V: Printed materials and Miscellaneous

Box 13 By & about George Economou & misc.

Box 14 By & about George Economou & misc.

Box 15 By & about George Economou & misc.


Box 15 Poems (photocopies); TLS Review of Cavafy; Exhibition "So Well-Suited"; Bio Notes for George Economou; Athens Arts & Entertainment; Book ad. from Shearsman Books

Box 15 Princeton University. Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies. Schedule for visit of G. Economu, December 2015

Box 17 George Econonou's review of Cavafy books in The New York Times, 24 October 1976

Box 17 Copy of The New York Times Book Review, 10 July 1977

Box 17 Austerity Measures: The New Greek Poetry. Edited by Karen Van Dyke, 2016

Box 17 Proensa: An Anthology of Troubadour Poetry. Selected and Translated by Paul Blackburn, 1978

Series VI: Oversize materials

Mapcase 14-M-06 Art works: Collage

Mapcase 14-M-06 Photograph of Rochelle Owens

Mapcase 14-M-06 "Portraits and Histories" [texts by George Economou] Music score, tape cassette, & poster

Mapcase 14-M-06 Posters (3)

Additions to the Papers


Accession: 2017.2018.M033


Box 16 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1967-2016

Box 16 Folder 2 Emails, 2015-2017

Box 16 Folder 3 Postcards and celebration/festive cards

Box 16 Re. prize from Modern Greek Studies Association, 2013


Box 16 Folder 4 "Deer-mice Singing up Parnassus" and "Aesculapius Umbound"

Box 16 Folder 5 "Inside the Cello" by George Economou, Mid July 2016-April 2017

Box 16 Folder 6 Notes re. translations of C. P. Cavafy's poems

Box 16 Folder 7 "A Tale of Lionel Trilling"

Box 16 Folder 8 Translations into Greek of poems by George Economou and Rochelle Owens by Stavros Deligiorgis, 1997

Box 16 Folder 9 Translations into English of Greek poems

Box 16 Folder 10 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America re translation, 4-6 April 2002


Box 16 Folder 11 MGSA award, 2013


Box 16 Folder 12 Drawings by George Economou, summer 2014


Box 16 Folder 13 George Economou seated at coffe table, 1993

Box 16 Folder 13 George Economou with W.R. Askins, 2008


Box 16 Folder 14 Agreements with University of Iowa and UCSD, 2015


Box 16 Folder 15 Some reviews by George Economou, 2015


Box 16 Folder 16 The Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania Announces a Poetry Event by George Economou and Rochelle Owens, October 17, 2013 and other notices/press

Paul Blackburn:

Box 16 Folder 17 Material re. Paul Blackburn event, September 2016

Box 16 Folder 18 "Rambling Poem being a Farewell Letter in Verse to Relatives, Friends, and Acquaintances" by Nail Chiodo

Box 16 Folder 19 Review of "Anaios" by Tim Whitmarsh, 29 July 2009

Box 16 Folder 20 Photocopy of Gary Totten article


Accession: 2018.2019.M018

Box 18 Folder 1 Autograph letter signed from Ken to George and Rochelle, 4/13/2018

Box 18 Folder 2 Emails, 2017-2018

Box 18 Folder 3 Birthday and Anniversary Cards

Box 18 Folder 4 Translation Review, April 2017

Box 18 Folder 5 Rough Trade (photocopy)

Box 18 Folder 6 Artwork (photocopy) KB

Box 18 Folder 7 Kelly Writers House, September 28, 2017

Box 18 Tripwire 14