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William Bronk papers (MS#0150), 1908-1999

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0150
Bib ID 4079737 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bronk, William
Title William Bronk papers (MS#0150), 1908-1999
Physical Description 45 linear feet (45 linear feet 95 boxes 1 oversize folder)
Language(s) Material is in English.
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selectively cataloged; remainder arranged. Boxes 1-9: Cataloged correspondence & manuscripts; Boxes 10-66, 96: Uncataloged correspondence; Boxes 67-76: Uncataloged manuscripts by William Bronk; Boxes 77-89: Uncataloged manuscripts by others; Box 90: Photographs & tape cassettes; Boxes 91-95: Printed materials; Box 97: memorabilia & two oversize boxes.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, audio cassettes, photographs, and printed materials. The correspondence covers the years 1934 through 1999 and consists mostly of letters to and from James L. Weil, whose Elizabeth Press was Bronk's publisher from 1969 to 1981, from Eugene Canadé, an artist who illustrated many of Bronk's books, from Bronk's sisters, and from many friends. There are also letters from W.H. Auden; Paul Auster, Cid Corman (Bronk's first publisher and founder of ORIGIN, the magazine in which many of Bronk's early poems first appeared), Robert Creeley, Samuel French Morse, Gilbert Sorrentino, and many other well-known authors. The manuscripts include notebooks and binders containing handwritten and typed drafts of poems and essays. They document nearly all of Bronk's published writings including the collection of essays he completed in the 1940s which was published in 1980 as THE BROTHER IN ELYSIUM as well as the collection of poems published in 1981 as LIFE SUPPORTS: NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS for which Bronk won the American Books Award in 1982. There are also page proofs, photographs of Bronk, many audio cassettes of Bronk reading his work in the 1970s and the 1980s and printed materials

General Note

See also: SAGETRIEB: A JOURNAL DEVOTED TO POETS IN THE IMAGIST/OBJECTIVIST TRADITION (1988 Winter Vol. 7, No. 3: "William Bronk Special Issue")

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Bronk papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Entered in AMC 02/--/1991.

Letters from Bronk to Weil Cataloged HR 04/03/1995.

Letters from Bronk to Weil Cataloged HR 04/03/1995.

Letters from Bronk Cataloged HR 04/03/1995.

Letters from Bronk Cataloged HR 04/03/1995.

Book Processed HR 02/--/1996.

Letters & printed items Cataloged HR 03/--/1996.

Letters from Bronk & others Cataloged HR 07/15/1996.

55 items re. Bronk Cataloged & processed HR 01/25/2000.

3 Bronk letters to Booth Cataloged HR 01/25/2000.

133 letters re. Bronk Cataloged & processed HR 01/25/2000.

Letters to J. Weil re. W.Bronk Processed HR 03/15/2000.

50 Bronk letters to Mark Katzman Cataloged HR 10/09/2000.

Revision Description

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Articles Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Audio cassettes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drafts (literary) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Essays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Greeting cards Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photoprints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proofs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Allen, Donald, 1912-2004 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American essays -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American poetry -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American poetry -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Atkinson, Brooks, 1894-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Auden, W. H (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Auster, Paul, 1947- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors and publishers -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Benedikt, Michael, 1935-2007 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bly, Robert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Canade, Eugene G Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clark, Tom, 1941- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Corman, Cid Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cox, Sidney, 1889-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cuomo, Mario M., 1932-2015 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
De Vries, Peter Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Economou, George Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Elizabeth Press Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Enslin, Theodore Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Eshleman, Clayton Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hall, Donald, 1928- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lowenfels, Walter, 1897-1976 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mailer, Norman Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McCarthy, Eugene J., 1916-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morse, Samuel French, 1916-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Olson, Charles, 1910-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oppen, George Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Oppenheimer, Joel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paz, Octavio, 1914-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pearson, Norman Holmes, 1909-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rahv, Philip, 1908-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Randall, Margaret, 1936- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rannit, Aleksis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sarton, May, 1912-1995 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schulberg, Budd Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shapiro, Karl, 1913-2000 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Small presses -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, William Jay, 1918-2015 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sorrentino, Gilbert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Swallow, Alan, 1915-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tagliabue, John, 1923-2006 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tomlinson, Charles, 1927-2015 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Turnbull, Gael Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Van Doren, Mark, 1894-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vas Dias, Robert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weil, James L Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Williams, Jonathan, 1929-2008 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American poet. born in 1918 in Fort Edward, N.Y. and was the author of more than 15 books of poems and essays and a winner of the American Book Award in 1982. William Bronk died on 22 Feb 1999.