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Benjamin Sonnenberg papers, 1956-2010

Summary Information

Abstract

Ben Sonnenberg, Jr., is a writer and editor best known for founding Grand Street, a New York literary quarterly, which he edited from 1981 until his retirement in 1989; the magazine continued for another fifteen years before it finally ceased publication in the fall of 2004. The bulk of the collection comprises correspondence between Ben Sonnenberg, Jr. and literary contributors associated with Grand Street. Some Grand Street administrative files and a small amount of personal material, including family letters and writings, are also included.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1457
Bib ID 6894663 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Sonnenberg, Ben
Title Benjamin Sonnenberg papers, 1956-2010
Physical Description 9 linear feet (20 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Box 8, folders 8 through 10 are restricted until 2022.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series.

Description

Summary

The majority of the collection consists of personal and professional correspondence between Ben Sonnenberg, Jr., Grand Street contributors, and other writers associated with the New York literary scene. The correspondence is primarily literary in scope, with writers often responding to criticism of manuscripts and works in progress, as well as providing "updates" on work and home life. In addition to letters from contributors, the series includes letters from other editors-some amicable, others less so-which provide an incisive portrait of the New York literary culture in the mid-1990s.

Also included in the collection are administrative and financial records from Grand Street magazine, manuscripts of Sonnenberg's own work, and a small amount of family and personal correspondence. Overall, the material is in excellent condition, with the exception of newspaper clippings and magazine articles, many of which are acidic and have been either separated or photocopied to preserve their integrity.

  • Series I: Correspondence and Manuscripts, 1956- 2001

    This series consists of correspondence from the mid-1960s through the 1990s, with a strong emphasis the years immediately following Sonnenberg's retirement as editor of Grand Street magazine (1989-2000). In addition to written correspondence, materials include drafts and manuscripts of written work, photos, drawings, and other ephemera included with written letters. Of particular interest is correspondence with W.S. Merwin, James Salter, James Laughlin, Anne Carson, and Susan Minot, which spans multiple decades and provides a rich glimpse into their respective literary careers. This series is arranged alphabetically.

  • Series II: Grand Street Administrative Records, 1983- 2001

    Included in this series are administrative and financial records associated with Grand Street, charitable donations and letters from fans and contributors. The materials are arranged alphabetically.

  • Series III: Personal, 1969-2001

    Personal materials, including manuscripts of Sonnenberg's writings, and research materials, as well as photos and family correspondence comprise this small series. The materials are arranged alphabetically.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Box 8, folders 8 through 10 are restricted until 2022.

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); Benjamin Sonnenberg papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Ted Hughes, Letters to Ben Sonnenberg, 1961-2000 Emory University

The Sally Belfrage Papers, Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York University

Grand Street Records, Rare Book and Manuscript Library Butler Library, Columbia University

Ownership and Custodial History

Purchase, May 2002.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed Katie Gradowski 07/01/2008.

Papers catalogued Lea Osborne 12/16/2008.

Revision Description

2009-01-22 File created

2009-04-20 xml document instance created by Lea Osborne

2013-10-24 xml document instance edited by Patrick Lawlor

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Amen, Grover Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carson, Anne, 1950- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Danto, Arthur C., 1924-2013 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Laughlin, James Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature -- Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Little magazines -- Periodicals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mailer, Norman Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Minot, Susan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Munro, Alice, 1931- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Powell, Padgett Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Said, Edward W Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Salter, James Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sonnenberg, Benjamin, 1901-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sorel, Edward, 1929- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Native New Yorker Ben Sonnenberg, Jr., is best known as the founder and editor of Grand Street, an influential literary and cultural magazine based in New York City in the mid-1980s and 1990s. Sonnenberg's exposure to the New York literary scene began early in his life: he was the son of Benjamin Sonnenberg, the famous press agent who transformed the family home at 19 Gramercy Place into a central hub for the city's business and literary circles. Sonnenberg both resisted and embraced his cosmopolitan upbringing, recalling his childhood as that of a "younger son in a family of great English furniture." In and out of private schools as a child, he eschewed college in favor of a rigorous program of reading and self-education, traveling abroad and establishing close relations with other writers including W.S. Merwin and Ted Hughes, both with whom he would correspond extensively over the next three decades. In 1963, Sonnenberg completed his first play, Jane Street, shortly before returning to New York to pursue his literary career.

In 1981, Sonnenberg invested his inheritance in founding Grand Street, a "little magazine" dedicated to literature, politics, and cultural criticism. Hailed in the tradition of The Dial and the Partisan Review, Grand Street quickly established itself as a major New York literary organ, with Sonnenberg hosting informal gatherings with friends and contributors at his apartment on Riverside Drive. As an editor, Sonnenberg was known for unprecedented generosity and trust in his writers, as well as his oft-spoken desire to enfranchise rising talent: "[I want] the money to go into their pockets," he frequently said of his contributors. Early contributors included writers like Susan Minot and Anne Carson, whose work he assiduously promoted in Grand Street and through private foundations; the magazine also regularly published works by Edward Said, Arthur Danto, Grover Amen, James Salter, Padgett Powell, James Laughlin, Alice Munro, Edward Sorel, and others.

Through the 1980s, Sonnenberg's work at Grand Street was increasingly inhibited by failing health. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 34 and spent most of his adult life as a paraplegic, composing his correspondence and literary materials by dictation. Sonnenberg retired from the magazine in 1989; in 1991 he published his memoir, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, a well-received account of his adolescence and his subsequent years abroad. Sonnenberg continues to write poetry and film criticism, with essays appearing in Raritan, The Nation, and other venues. He lives in New York with his wife, Dorothy Gallagher.

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Series I: Correspondence and Manuscripts, 1956- 2001

This series consists of correspondence from the mid-1960s through the 1990s, with a strong emphasis the years immediately following Sonnenberg's retirement as editor of Grand Street magazine (1989-2000). In addition to written correspondence, materials include drafts and manuscripts of written work, photos, drawings, and other ephemera included with written letters. Of particular interest is correspondence with W.S. Merwin, James Salter, James Laughlin, Anne Carson, and Susan Minot, which spans multiple decades and provides a rich glimpse into their respective literary careers. This series is arranged alphabetically.



Box 1 Folder 1 A--General, 1971-2000 (Egbal Ahmad, Colin Amery, Kingsley Amis, Sallie Anderson, Gabriele Annan, Michael Arlen, Toby Armour, William Arrowsmith, Artists Space, James Atlas, Renata Adler), 1971-2000


Box 1 Folder 2 Adams, Bobby Neal, 1997



Box 15 Folder 1 Aitken, Will, 2001



Box 1 Folder 3 Amen, Grover, 1962-1997


Box 1 Folder 4 Arbus, Diane, 1959-1960


Box 1 Folder 5 B --General, 1997-2000 (Valerie Borchardt, Elena Brunet, Mark Brown, Eve Bates, Dorothy Braudy, Dierdre Bergson, David Bellos), 1997-2000



Box 15 Folder 3 Beaton, Roderick, 2003



Box 1 Folder 6-8 Benkert, Ernst, 1998-2001, (3 Folders)



Box 15 Folder 4 Bennett, Alan, 2001



Box 1 Folder 9 Bernard, Kenneth, 1990


Box 1 Folder 10 Brennan, Gerald and Gamel, 1960- 1961



Box 15 Folder 5 Bromwich, David, 1990s



Box 1 Folder 11 Brophy, Brigid, 1987-1995


Box 1 Folder 12 Belfrage, Cedric, 1990


Box 1 Folder 13 Belfrage, Sally, 1972-1994



Box 2 Folder 1 Belfrage, Sally, 1972-1994


Box 2 Folder 2 Brown, Saidee, 2000


Box 2 Folder 3 C --General, 1968-1999 ("Caldwell," Amy Campitt, Elias Canetti, Colin Campbell, Mary Campbell, Vincent Canby, Aristide Caratzas, E.M. Cioran, Benjamin Cheever, N.A. Choudhury, Angela Conner, Carolyn Cooke, Jane Coola, Alfred Corn, Richard E. Cytowic, Cyril Connolly, Prudence Crowther, Noam Chomsky), 1968-1999


Box 2 Folder 4-8 Carson, Anne, 1987-2001, (5 Folders)


Carson, Anne:



Box 3 Folder 1-2 1987-2001, (2 Folders)


Box 3 Folder 3 Autobiography of Red , 1996


Box 3 Folder 4 Autobiography of Red , 1997


Box 3 Folder 5 The Beauty of the Husband , undated



Box 15 Folder 6 Videotape: Decreation (preview of the opera), May 3-4, 2002



Box 3 Folder 6 General, undated



Box 15 Folder 8 General, 2001-02



Box 16 Folder 2 Gnosticism poems, February 1, 2003



Box 15 Folder 7 Herakies by Euripides. Translated by Anne Carson


Box 15 Folder 12 Hippolytos by Euripides. Translated by Anne Carson, 2002



Box 16 Folder 1 Hippolytos by Euripides. Translated by Anne Carson, 2002



Box 3 Folder 7 Canby, Vincent, 2000



Box 16 Folder 3 Cavafy, Constantine P. Photographs of



Box 3 Folder 8 Charkow, Natalie, 1981


Box 3 Folder 9 Cockburn, Alexander, 1986-1996


Box 3 Folder 10 Collins, Billy, 1999-2000



Box 16 Folder 4 Collins, Billy, 2001


Box 16 Folder 5-6 Correspondence, 1970s-2007



Box 4 Folder 1 D --General, 1969-1994 (Lynn Darling, Hope Hale Davis, Michael DeLisio, Michael Dirda, Tom Dirch, Carl Djerassi, Wilma Dobie, Morris Dickstein, Ethel de Croisset, Mark Doty, Debra Jean Douglas), 1969-1994



Box 15 Folder 9 Crowther, Prudence, 2001-2004



Box 4 Folder 2 Danto, Arthur, 1989-2000



Box 16 Folder 7 Danto, Arthur. "The Abuse of Beauty", December 2001

Not for Quotation


Box 16 Folder 8 Dench, Judi, 2007


Box 16 Folder 9 Douglas, Jean, 2007



Box 4 Folder 3 Douglas, Keith, 2000


Box 4 Folder 4 E --General, 1989-1996 (Richard Eder, Leon Edel, Gavin Ewart, William Eppes), 1989-1996


Box 4 Folder 5 Epstein, Helen, 1998-1999



Box 16 Folder 10 Epstein, Jason, 2008



Box 4 Folder 6 F --General, 1989-1996 (Robert Fagles, Harry Ford, Gerry Fremlin, Sue Friedrich, Isabel Fonseca, Anne Frydman, Feldman, Anna Fels), 1989-1996



Box 17 Folder 10 Fagles, Lynne, 2008



Box 4 Folder 7 Fainlight, Harry and Ruth, 1954- 1997


Box 4 Folder 8 Feldman, Irving, 1988-1994


Box 4 Folder 9 General, 1960-1988


Box 4 Folder 10 G--General, 1972-1996 (Fred Gardner, Deborah Garrison, Ron Gault, Alice Rose George, General Electric Young Writers Award, Jack Gilbert, Elise Simon Goodman, Peter Green, Martha Greenwald, Margaret M. Gallette, Red Grooms), 1972-1996


Box 4 Folder 11 Gallagher, Dorothy, 2001-2002


Box 4 Folder 12 Gardinier, Suzanne, 1989-2000


Box 4 Folder 13 Gardinier, Suzanne--The Gathering of Intelligence, , 1997



Box 5 Folder 1 Gifford, Henry, 1989-1995


Box 5 Folder 2 Gill, Brendan, 1970-2000



Box 15 Folder 10 Gill, Brendan, 1978-1991



Box 5 Folder 3 Gilliatt, Penelope, 1988-1993



Box 15 Folder 11 Gillmore, Ian, 2001



Box 16 Folder 11 Gilford, Henry, 1991



Box 5 Folder 4 H --General, 1960-1997 (Marilyn Hacker, Anna and Philip Hamburger, Josef Hamersky, Michaela Harari, Kent Haruf, Ronald Hayman, John Hess, Lillian Hellman, Greta Hellstrom, Frank Hewitt, Daryl Hime, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Hoffman, John Hollander, Liz Hollander, Michael Holroyd, Glenn Horowitz, Maureen Howard, Suzanne Hyman, Linell Hanover), 1960-1997


Box 5 Folder 5 Haas, Diana, 1995



Box 16 Folder 12 Haffenden, John, 2007



Box 5 Folder 6 Hart, Emma, 1990-2001


Box 5 Folder 7 Hauser, Frank, 1962-2001



Box 16 Folder 13 Hecht, Anthony, 2003



Box 5 Folder 8 Hempel, Amy, 1991-1995


Box 5 Folder 9 Hollander, John, 1999



Box 16 Folder 14 Hollander, John & Charkow, 2001



Box 5 Folder 10 Howard, Richard, 1989-1999



Box 16 Folder 15-16 Howard, Richard, 2001-2003


Hughes, Ted



Box 5 Folder 11 Articles, 1957- 1971


Box 5 Folder 12 Articles and poems, 1996


Box 5 Folder 13 Books and pamphlets, circa, 1966


Box 5 Folder 14 General, 1987-1998



Box 16 Folder 17 MPT 3, Spring 1967


Box 16 Folder 17 Photocopies of letters and articles, 1982-86



Box 17 Folder 1 Photograph, Hughes timeline, Australian Book Review, 2000-01


Box 17 Folder 2 Hughes, Olwyn & Carol. Letters (photocopies), 1961-99


Box 17 Folder 3 Ben's correspondence with Olwyn & Carol, 1998-2003


Box 17 Folder 4 Olwyn & Carol, 2002-03



Box 16 Folder 18 Ben's letters to Ted, 1990s



Box 5 Folder 15 Photos, 1978-1998


Box 5 Folder 16 Obituaries, 1999


Box 5 Folder 17 I--General, 1971-1987 (Manahnaz Ispahani, Robert Indiana), 1971-1987


Box 5 Folder 18 J--General, 1993-1996 (Thom Jones, Barbara Jones), 1993-1996


Box 5 Folder 19 K--General, 1985-2000 (Walter Kaiser, Murray Kempton, Frances Kiernan, Andrew Kopkind, Karl Kirchwey, Marthe Keller, Hilton Kramer, Andrew Kopkin), 1985-2000



Box 6 Folder 1 Kavanagh, Patrick, 1989-1996


Box 6 Folder 2 Keeley, Edmund (Mike), 1989-1999



Box 17 Folder 5 Keeley, Edmund (Mike), 2007



Box 6 Folder 3 Kendall, Tim, 1998-2001



Box 17 Folder 6-7 Kendall, Tim, 2003



Box 6 Folder 4 Klawans, Stuart, 1995-2001


Box 6 Folder 5 Knox, Bernard, 1989-1999


Box 6 Folder 6 L --General, 1960-1999 (Elinor Langer, Laurie Lee, David Lehman, Robin Lehman, Herb Leibowitz, Wendy Lesser, William Levitan, William Logan, Deacon Derek Lindsay, Bill Logan, Kennett Love, Albert LaFarge, Michael Levey, Michael de Lisio), 1960-1999


Box 6 Folder 7 Laughlin, James, 1991-1997


Box 6 Folder 8 Leaf, June, 1991-2001



Box 17 Folder 8 Leaf, June, 2002


Box 17 Folder 9 Lesser, Wendy, 2007



Box 6 Folder 9 Lutyens, Elisabeth and Mary, 1961- 1990


Box 6 Folder 10 M--General, 1967-2000 (Norman Mailer, Janet Malcolm, Philip Mansel, Maria Margaronis, Sandy McClatchy, Daniel Mendelsohn, Karl Miller, Rick Moody, Lucas Myers, Elena Margaronis, Charles Monteith, Alex, Carrie Minot Bell, Robert Mitchell), 1967-2000



Box 17 Folder 20 Mailer, Norman, 1979


Box 17 Folder 11-13 Marias, Javier, 2005-2008


Box 17 Folder 14 McClatchy, J.D., 2003-2004



Box 6 Folder 11 McCullers, Carson, 1957-1958


Box 6 Folder 12 Menaker, Daniel, 1990-1999


Box 6 Folder 13 Merwin, W.S., 1960-2000



Box 17 Folder 15-16 Merwin, W.S., 2002-2008



Box 6 Folder 14 Michie, James, 1962-1990



Box 19 Folder 7 Michie, James, n.d.



Box 17 Folder 17 Miller, Karl, 2001


Minot, Susan



Box 7 Folder 1 1984-2000


Box 7 Folder 2 Articles, 1996


Box 7 Folder 3 The Bedroom Ceiling , undated


Box 7 Folder 4 Dancing by Myself , 1995


Box 7 Folder 5 Dancing by Myself , 1994


Box 7 Folder 6 Drawings and Photographs, 1987


Box 7 Folder 7 General, 1986-1999



Box 17 Folder 18-19 General (photos, correspondence, short-story), 2001-2006



Box 18 Folder 1 General, 2001-2006



Box 7 Folder 8 Poems, 1995-1996


Box 7 Folder 9 Short Stories, 1987-1992



Box 18 Folder 2-4 Miscellaneous: Billy Collins; Michael Levey; M. Gifford; James; Alan Silittoe; Ruth; Paul Muldoon; Tom Paulin; Stephen Klonimos; Guy Davenport; Scott Donaldson; Robin Robertson; Michele Slung; P.J. Kavanagh; Patricia C. Willis; Jonathan Demme; Rosamond Gifford (with photo.); Diane Middlebrook, 2000


Box 18 Folder 5 Morporgo, Horatio, 2002



Box 7 Folder 10 Morris, Herbert, 2000



Box 18 Folder 6 Muldoon, Paul, 2007



Box 7 Folder 11 Munro, Alice, 1990-2000



Box 18 Folder 7-9 Munro, Alice, 2001-2009



Box 7 Folder 12 N--General, 2001 (Annie Nocenti), 2001


Box 7 Folder 13 Nehamas, Alexander, 1997-1998


Box 7 Folder 14 Nelson, Graham, 1998


Box 7 Folder 15 O--General, 2000 (Jules Olitski), 2000



Box 8 Folder 1 P --General, 1961-1999 (Francis Partridge, Tom Paulin, John Peet, Martin Peretz, Charles Platt, George Plimpton, Allison Prete, Kathrin Perutz), 1961-1999



Box 19 Folder 4 Paris Review, 2003



Box 18 Folder 12-13 Parker, Jill, 2002-2003


Box 18 Folder 14 Parker, Peter, 2001-2002



Box 8 Folder 2 Parker, Robert A., 1997-2001



Box 18 Folder 11 Parker, Robert A., n.d.


Box 18 Folder 16 Paulin, Tom, 2003



Box 8 Folder 3 Perillo, Lucia, 1998-2001



Box 18 Folder 15 Perillo, Lucia, 2002



Box 19 Folder 1-2 Perillo, Lucia, 2004-2010



Box 8 Folder 4 Peterson, Lewis, 2000


Box 8 Folder 5 Plachy, Sylvia, 1989-2000



Box 18 Folder 10 Plachy, Sylvia, 1991-1992



Box 9 Folder 1 Poirier, Richard, 1987-2000


Box 9 Folder 2 Powell, Padgett, 1990-1998


Box 9 Folder 3 Quinn, Alice, 1995-2000


Box 9 Folder 4 R --General, 1990-1999 (Henry Rago, Raritan(Richard Poirier), Henry Reed, Donald Revell, Adrienne Rich, Robin Robertson, Ned Rorem, Suzanne Ruta, Kitty Ross, Royal Society of Literature), 1990-1999


Box 9 Folder 5 Raine, Craig, 1991-2000


Box 9 Folder 6 Reid, Christopher, 1991-2000



Box 19 Folder 3 Reid, Christopher, 2008



Box 9 Folder 7 Ricks, Christopher, 1969-2000



Box 19 Folder 5 Ricks, Christopher, 2004-2010


Box 19 Folder 6 Riding, Laura (photocopies), 1981-82



Box 9 Folder 8 Rofihe, Rick, 1989-1997


Box 9 Folder 9 S --General, 1962-2000 (Harvey Sachs, Lee Savage, Nora Sayre, Salvatore Santagati, Senopolous, Mira Schor, Lloyd Schwartz, Elaine Segal, Gilbert Seldes, Roger Shadduck, Israel Shahak, Jim Shepard, Dennis Silk, Alan Silltoe, Michael Silverblatt, Ken Silverstein, Ilena Smith, Yolanda Sonnabend, Pat Strachan, Muriel Spark, Francis Steegmuller, Max Steele, Donald Stewart, Mark Strand, Paul Strand, René Servoise, Marina Somer, Gerald Silk, Jack Shoemaker, Charles Sarka), 1962-2000


Box 9 Folder 10 Saba, Fauzi, 1998-2000



Box 10 Folder 1 Said, Edward, 1977-2000


Box 10 Folder 2 Salter, James, 1973-1998



Box 19 Folder 8-9 Salter, James, 2003-2007



Box 10 Folder 3 Saunders, Frances Stonor, 1997-1998


Box 10 Folder 4 Savidis, George, 1975-1999


Box 10 Folder 5 Schmidt, Michael, 1997-2001


Box 10 Folder 6 Schneider, Stephen, 1999-2001


Box 10 Folder 7 Schulman, Grace, 1982-1998


Box 10 Folder 8 Sherrill, Robert, 1989-1996



Box 19 Folder 10 Simon, John, 2007



Box 10 Folder 9 Sonnenberg, Susanna, 2000


Box 10 Folder 10 Sorel, Edward, 1990-2000


Box 10 Folder 11 Steinberg, Saul, 1988-1999



Box 19 Folder 11-13 Steinberg, Saul, 1978-1993



Box 10 Folder 12 Stewart, Lucretia, 2000-2001



Box 19 Folder 14 Strand, Paul, n.d.



Box 10 Folder 13 Sweeney, Sean, 1997


Box 10 Folder 14 T--General, 1989-2000 (Dorothy Tanning, Eleanor Ross Taylor, William Tester, Deborah Thomas, Lori Toppel, Jeremy Treglown, Holly Eley Treglown, William Trevor, Jeannie Tift), 1989-2000


Box 10 Folder 15 Tambimuttu, 1956-1960


Box 10 Folder 16 Tanning, Dorothea, 1998-2000



Box 11 Folder 1 Thompson, Virgil, 1960-1989



Box 19 Folder 15 Tift, Jeanne, 2001



Box 11 Folder 2 Train, Michael, 2000



Box 19 Folder 16 Train, Michael, 2001



Box 11 Folder 3 U--General, 1997 (George Urban), 1997


Box 11 Folder 4 V--General, 1999-2000 (Minos Volanakis), 1999-2000


Box 11 Folder 5 W--General, 1989-2000 (Scott Wallace, Marina Warner, Robert A. Wilson, Lindsay Waters, Mike Wallace), 1989-2000



Box 19 Folder 17 Wade, Sidney, 2002



Box 11 Folder 7-10 Wade, Sidney, 1983-2001, (4 Folders)


Box 11 Folder 11 Wade, Sidney--Poems, undated


Box 11 Folder 12 Wheatley, David, 1998-1999


Box 11 Folder 13 Wheelock, John Hall, 1956-1959


Box 11 Folder 14 Williams, Hugo, 1999-2000


Box 11 Folder 6 Wolff, Daniel, 1989-1990



Box 20 Folder 1 Woood, Michael, 2003


Box 20 Folder 2 Wright, Warren Keith, 2007



Box 11 Folder 15 Wypijewski, JoAnn, 1998-1999


Box 11 Folder 16 XYZ--General, 1991-2000 (T. Yoshida, Gavin Young, Kathleen Zane), 1991-2000

Series II: Grand Street Administrative Records, 1983- 2001

Included in this series are administrative and financial records associated with Grand Street, charitable donations and letters from fans and contributors. The materials are arranged alphabetically.



Box 20 Folder 3-4 Creation/Incorporation of Grand Street, 1981-88


Box 20 Folder 11-12 Re. Jean Stein and Grand Street, 1988-90



Box 12 Folder 1-9 A through Z--Contributors, 1983- 1992, (9 Folders)



Box 13 Folder 1 A through Z--Contributors, 1983-1992


Box 13 Folder 2 Donations--Charitable, 1987-1997


Grand Street


Box 13 Folder 3 Farewells, 1989- 1990


Box 13 Folder 4 General, 1982-1990


Box 13 Folder 5 Logo--Drafts, undated


Box 13 Folder 6 Grand Street Foundation, 1989-1995



Box 20 Folder 8 Grand Street printed articles about, etc., 1983-199



Box 13 Folder 7 Guggenheim Foundation, 1989-1990



Box 20 Folder 7 Kiernan, Frances. "Grand Street".



Box 13 Folder 8 Lost Property , 1989-1996


Box 13 Folder 9 Prete, Allison, 1995-2001


Box 13 Folder 10 Royal Society of Literature, 1994- 1995

Series III: Personal, 1969-2001

Personal materials, including manuscripts of Sonnenberg's writings, and research materials, as well as photos and family correspondence comprise this small series. The materials are arranged alphabetically.


Autographs:



Box 15 Folder 2 Harold Acton


Box 15 Folder 2 Lucy & Desi Arnaz


Box 15 Folder 2 Lord Beaverbrook


Box 15 Folder 2 Charles Boyer


Box 15 Folder 2 Alistair Cooke


Box 15 Folder 2 William O. Douglas


Box 15 Folder 2 Edna Ferber


Box 15 Folder 2 Arthur Godfrey


Box 15 Folder 2 Lillian Hellman


Box 15 Folder 2 John Hersey


Box 15 Folder 2 Alfred Hitchcock


Box 15 Folder 2 Hubert H. Humphrey


Box 15 Folder 2 Fannie Hurst


Box 15 Folder 2 Yousuf Karsh


Box 15 Folder 2 Grace Kelly


Box 15 Folder 2 John F. Kennedy


Box 15 Folder 2 Edward I. Koch


Box 15 Folder 2 Margaret Leighton


Box 15 Folder 2 Jacques Lipchitz


Box 15 Folder 2 Anita Loos


Box 15 Folder 2 Clare Boothe Luce


Box 15 Folder 2 W. Somerset Maugham


Box 15 Folder 2 Daniel P. Moynihan


Box 15 Folder 2 Mary Pickford


Box 15 Folder 2 Abe Ribicoff


Box 15 Folder 2 Richard, Duke of Gloucester


Box 15 Folder 2 Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.


Box 15 Folder 2 Adlai E. Stevenson


Box 15 Folder 2 Isaac Stern


Box 15 Folder 2 Harry S. Truman


Box 15 Folder 2 Marcel Vertes


Box 15 Folder 2 Theodore H. White


Box 15 Folder 2 Emlyn Williams


Box 15 Folder 2 Leonard Woolf


Sonnenberg, Ben Jr.



Box 13 Folder 11 "The Crease,", 1995-1996



Box 14 Folder 1 Dog Research, 1991-1994



Box 20 Folder 10 Lost Property


Box 20 Folder 5 Lost Property related material.



Box 14 Folder 2 Plays--Jane Street, A Childhood Disease, , 1963


Box 14 Folder 3 Poetry, 1989-1991



Box 20 Folder 6 Poetry, 2003


Box 20 Folder 9 Poetry, 2003 in The New Yorker, 2003



Box 14 Folder 4 Prose, 1996


Box 14 Folder 5 Savage Children's Poems , 1974


Box 14 Folder 6 Work--About, 1996



Box 8 Folder 6 Financial and Legal, 1977-1994


Box 8 Folder 7 Personal--General, 1961-1995


Box 8 Folder 8-10 Tax Returns, 1983-1997, (3 Folders)

[Restricted until 2022]



Box 14 Folder 7 Sonnenberg, Ben Sr., 1989-1990


Box 14 Folder 8-9 Sonnenberg Family, 1969-2001, (2 Folders)


Box 14 Folder 10-11 Sonnenberg, Susanna, 1976-1996, (2 Folders)