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Benjamin Sonnenberg papers, 1956-2010

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.

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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