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Sophie Wilkins papers, 1930s-2003

Summary Information

Abstract

Sophie Wilkins worked as an editor for Alfred A. Knopf and as a translator. The records contain correspondence, manuscripts, subject files and other materials documenting her work, and her literary and personal relationships.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1562
Bib ID 8600033 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wilkins, Sophie
Title Sophie Wilkins papers, 1930s-2003
Physical Description 17.22 linear feet (41 document boxes)
Language(s) English , German .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series.

Description

Summary

The papers document Wilkins' work as an editor and a translator, and contain both correspondence and manuscripts related to her career, and to her literary and personal relationships.

A large portion of the papers consists of correspondence. The correspondence is particularly valuable in that contains both incoming correspondence and carbon copies of Wilkins' responses. Important correspondents include Saul Bellow, William F. Buckley, Babette Deutsch, Howard Nemerov, Karl Shapiro, Edgar Smith, and John Updike, and there are also less substantial amounts of correspondence with many other literary figures. The correspondence files include manuscripts, clippings, and other materials.

There are also general correspondence files related to editorial and translation projects filed in Series II: Editorial Files, Manuscripts, and Translation Work, as well as a small file related to Wilkins' teaching work.

The papers also contain additional documentation of Wilkins' work as an editor and translator. In addition to the correspondence files, the papers also include a curriculum vita, which lists most of her translation projects, and subject files related to translation. The papers include some manuscripts related to her translation work, particularly in the case of Robert Musil, where there is a working draft for The Man Without Qualities.

There is also material related to Karl Shapiro, whom Wilkins married in 1985. There are correspondence files, printed materials, proofs, and typescripts related to Shapiro in the collection.

There are few items related to Wilkins, family in the collection, although there is some correspondence with her husbands Thurman Wilkins and Karl Shapiro from the 1980s.

The papers also include a small number of photographs and printed material related to Wilkins.

  • Series I: Correspondence Files, 1934-2003, undated

    The correspondence series documents the most important parts of Wilkins' career and her literary and personal relationships. The correspondence is particularly rich in that it contains both incoming correspondence and carbon copies of Wilkins' outgoing correspondence.

    The series contains substantial correspondence with Saul Bellow, William F. Buckley, Babette Deutsch, Howard Nemerov, Edgar Smith, and John Updike, and smaller amounts of correspondence from many other prominent literary figures. Additional correspondence related to editorial projects, teaching work, and translation is filed in Series II.

    Correspondence with Karl Shapiro is filed in Series III.

  • Series II: Editorial Files, Manuscripts, and Translation Work, 1936-1995, undated

    This series documents Wilkins' work as an editor and translator. This series contains general correspondence and files, as well as manuscripts, most notably a complete working draft of her translation of Robert Musil's Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften.

    The series also contains a curriculum vita, which primarily documents her translation projects, and a small file on her teaching work.

  • Series III: Karl Shapiro, 1930s-2001, undated

    This series contains material related to Karl Shapiro, who Wilkins married in 1985. The series includes correspondence between them from the 1980s, as well as additional correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, printed materials, and typescripts related to Shapiro's work.

  • Series IV: Printed Materials and Photographs, 1971, undated

    This series contains a small amount of printed material and unidentified photographs.

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This collection has no restrictions.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Papers processed by Catherine C. Ricciardi and Karen Aponte-Velez.

Finding aid written by Catherine C. Ricciardi.

Papers appraised James Goldwasser 2007.

Revision Description

2015-03-31 File created.

2015-03-31 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi.

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

Subject Headings

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Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
typescripts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bellow, Saul Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bellow, Saul Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bernhard, Thomas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Book editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ceram, C. W., 1915-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deutsch, Babette, 1895-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deutsch, Babette, 1895-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature in Translation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature, Modern -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- Translations into English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Musil, Robert, 1880-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nemerov, Howard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nemerov, Howard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Prombaum, Sophie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shapiro, Karl, 1913-2000 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shapiro, Karl, 1913-2000 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Edgar, 1934-2017 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smith, Edgar, 1934-2017 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Translators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Updike, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilkins, Sophie Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women editors Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women translators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Sophie Wilkins (1915-2003) (nee Prombaum) was born in Vienna, Austria, on February 25, 1915, and came to New York City on November 5, 1927.

She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn in 1932, and earned both B.A. and M.A. degrees in Comparative Literature from Brooklyn College, in 1940 and 1942, respectively. She pursued doctoral work at Columbia University from 1950-1955, studying with Lionel Trilling, but she did not earn a degree.

Wilkins worked as an editor, primarily at Alfred A. Knopf, where she worked from 1959-1971. Among her projects, Wilkins edited the memoirs of Edgar Smith, Brief Against Death, and carried on regular correspondence with him, and with William F. Buckley, an advocate for Smith,s cause. Wilkins also worked as a translator. Early in her career, she translated Kafka. She also translated works by Thomas Bernhard, C.W. Ceram, and Robert Musil. After her translation of Musil's Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften, Wilkins was decorated by the government of Austria, which also acknowledged her cultural contributions in 1995.

Wilkins was married to Dr. Alvin Meyer, and the couple had two sons during the 1940s. This marriage failed, and Wilkins worked and pursued graduate studies at Columbia University while raising her sons during the 1950s. She was later married to Thurman Wilkins, an author and professor of English at Queens College, from 1958-1985. She married the poet Karl Shapiro, whom she had known for many years, in 1985. The Shapiros remained married until his death in 2000.

Wilkins died in New York City on May 8, 2003.

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Series I: Correspondence Files, 1934-2003, undated

The correspondence series documents the most important parts of Wilkins' career and her literary and personal relationships. The correspondence is particularly rich in that it contains both incoming correspondence and carbon copies of Wilkins' outgoing correspondence.

The series contains substantial correspondence with Saul Bellow, William F. Buckley, Babette Deutsch, Howard Nemerov, Edgar Smith, and John Updike, and smaller amounts of correspondence from many other prominent literary figures. Additional correspondence related to editorial projects, teaching work, and translation is filed in Series II.

Correspondence with Karl Shapiro is filed in Series III.



Box 1 Folder 1 Aaronson, W.G, 1970


Box 1 Folder 2 Abel, 1968


Box 1 Folder 3 Adams, Irene, 1983


Box 1 Folder 4 Adler, Alfred, undated


Box 1 Folder 5 Allen, Henry, 2000


Box 1 Folder 6 Anders, Gunther, 1967


Box 1 Folder 7 Andersch, Alfred, 1967


Box 1 Folder 8 Anderson, Douglas, 1970-1971


Box 1 Folder 9 Andreyev, Alexander, 1959


Box 1 Folder 10 Angell, Nancy, 1995


Box 1 Folder 11 Appleton, Bill, 1958-1960


Box 1 Folder 12 Arendt, Hannah, 1971-1974


Box 1 Folder 13 Auden, W.H., 1935 1969-1973, 1935, 1969-1973


B--General, 1960-2000


Box 1 Folder 14 Baldwin, Robert


Box 1 Folder 14 Barret,Ann


Box 1 Folder 14 Bermann


Box 1 Folder 14 Berry, John


Box 1 Folder 14 Bingham, Johnathan


Box 1 Folder 14 Bisignano, Frank


Box 1 Folder 14 Blake, Patricia


Box 1 Folder 14 Bloch, Ernest


Box 1 Folder 14 Bluh, Helen


Box 1 Folder 14 Blumenson


Box 1 Folder 14 Boeuf


Box 1 Folder 14 Boissiere


Box 1 Folder 14 Bonetti, Edward


Box 1 Folder 14 Borchardt


Box 1 Folder 14 Borchers, Elisabeth


Box 1 Folder 14 Botsford, Keith


Box 1 Folder 14 Bove, Pio


Box 1 Folder 14 Bowles, Edmund


Box 1 Folder 15 Braden, William


Box 1 Folder 15 Bradlee


Box 1 Folder 15 Brancaccio, Patric


Box 1 Folder 15 Brand, Millen


Box 1 Folder 15 Brandwynne, Jacqueline


Box 1 Folder 15 Bratenahl, Roberta


Box 1 Folder 15 Bread


Box 1 Folder 15 Brecht


Box 1 Folder 15 Brennecke


Box 1 Folder 15 Bridgwater, William


Box 1 Folder 15 Brill, Bessil & Leon


Box 1 Folder 15 Brogyanyi, Gabriel


Box 1 Folder 15 Brown, C.L


Box 1 Folder 15 Brustein, Robert


Box 1 Folder 15 Buchhaltung


Box 1 Folder 15 Brent, France


Box 1 Folder 15 Buckley, Tom


Box 1 Folder 15 Burgess, Anthony


Box 1 Folder 15 Burkhard, Arthur


Box 1 Folder 15 Burnham, John


Box 1 Folder 15 Burton


Box 1 Folder 16 Baker, Russell, 1973


Box 1 Folder 17 Barzun, Jacques, 1971


Box 1 Folder 18-19 Bauer, Gerhard, 1967-2000


Box 1 Folder 20 Bedford, S., 1969



Box 2 Folder 1-2 Bellow, Saul, 1984-2000


Box 2 Folder 3 Benarlete, Bee D., 1936


Box 2 Folder 4 Bentley, Eric, 1970



Box 3 Folder 1-2 Bernhard, Thomas, 1970-1988 undated, 1970-1988, undated



Box 2 Folder 5 Berry, John, 1960-1962



Box 3 Folder 3 Berryman, Dortha, 1951-1987



Box 4 Folder 1 Berton, Pierre, 1966


Box 4 Folder 2 Biberfeld, Matt, 1979


Box 4 Folder 3 Bigman, M., 1987


Box 4 Folder 4 Birkenhauser, Klaus, 1978


Box 4 Folder 5 Bloom, Harold, 1970-1985


Box 4 Folder 6-8 Bornemann, Eva and Ernst, 1968-1988


Box 4 Folder 9 Bovie, Palmer, 1971-1974


Box 4 Folder 10 Brackmann, Ursula, 1978


Box 4 Folder 11 Braziller, George, 1986 1995, 1986, 1995



Box 5 Folder 1 Breitbach, Joseph, 1967-1970


Box 5 Folder 2 Brod, Max, 1939-1941


Box 5 Folder 3-4 Brown, Harry, 1948-1972


Box 5 Folder 5-6 Brownstone, Dorothy, 1959-1974



Box 6 Folder 1 Buck, Pearl S., 1955


Box 6 Folder 2 Buckley, Reid, 1973-1975 1985, 1973-1975, 1985


Buckley, William


Box 6 Folder 3-5 Correspondence, 1972-2001



Box 7 Folder 1-3 Correspondence, 1971-2003



Box 8 Folder 1-3 Correspondence, 1971-1995



Box 9 Folder 1 Burke, Kenneth, 1940-1982


Box 9 Folder 2 Burnshaw, Stanley, 1986-1995


Box 9 Folder 3 Burtow, Hans, 1978-1991


C--General, 1946-1996


Box 9 Folder 4 Cacciatore, Vera


Box 9 Folder 4 Cameron, Angus


Box 9 Folder 4 Carley, John


Box 9 Folder 4 Carne-Ross, Luna


Box 9 Folder 4 Clash, Donald


Box 9 Folder 4 Clemente, Vince


Box 9 Folder 4 Coe, L.


Box 9 Folder 4 Congrat-Butlar


Box 9 Folder 4 Cooke


Box 9 Folder 4 Coon, Carlenton


Box 9 Folder 4 Coulter, Harris L.


Box 9 Folder 4 Creekmore, Hurbert


Box 9 Folder 4 Creuchet, Anne


Box 9 Folder 4 Crisp, Quentin


D--General, 1967-1987


Box 9 Folder 5 Dahlberg, Edward


Box 9 Folder 5 Daigger


Box 9 Folder 5 Damisch, Rudiger


Box 9 Folder 5 Daves, Joan


Box 9 Folder 5 Davidoff, M.H.


Box 9 Folder 5 Devel, Leo


Box 9 Folder 5 Dietrich, Karl


Box 9 Folder 5 Dinnerstein


Box 9 Folder 5 Doles, Caroline


Box 9 Folder 5 Dubois, Theodore


Box 9 Folder 5 Dyall, Alnita


Box 9 Folder 6 Damasus Translation, 1970-1973


Box 9 Folder 7 Delacour Press, 1973


Box 9 Folder 8-9 Deutsch, Babette, 1957-1981



Box 10 Folder 1 Doubleday & Company, 1963-1979


E--General, 1939 1968-1988, 1939, 1968-1988


Box 10 Folder 2 Eastman, John


Box 10 Folder 2 Ebel, Julia


Box 10 Folder 2 Eliah, Yaffa


Box 10 Folder 2 Elkin, Stanley


Box 10 Folder 2 Ellis, Abraham


Box 10 Folder 2 Ellus, Jacques


Box 10 Folder 2 Evans, Larry


Box 10 Folder 2 Epstein, Julius


Box 10 Folder 2 Eustace, Jane


Box 10 Folder 3 Edmund, James, 1955


Box 10 Folder 4-5 Ehrenpreis, Irvin, 1942-1975


F--General, 1968-1971


Box 10 Folder 6 Federspiel, Jorg


Box 10 Folder 6 Fieve, Ronald


Box 10 Folder 6 Foerster, Richard


Box 10 Folder 6 Fourier


Box 10 Folder 6 Fowlie, Eddie


Box 10 Folder 6 Frederickson, Edna


Box 10 Folder 6 Freud


Box 10 Folder 6 Fried, Lewis


Box 10 Folder 6 Friedman, Joel


Box 10 Folder 6 Fromm


Box 10 Folder 7 Fertig, Howard, undated


Box 10 Folder 8 Fischer, Louis, 1960


G--General, 1934 1967-1982, 1934, 1967-1982


Box 10 Folder 9 Gallagher, John


Box 10 Folder 9 Ganz, Arthur


Box 10 Folder 9 Ganz, Margaret


Box 10 Folder 9 Gardner,Irene


Box 10 Folder 9 Garett, John


Box 10 Folder 9 Gass, William


Box 10 Folder 9 Gaston Paul


Box 10 Folder 9 Gauerke, Mery


Box 10 Folder 9 Gehman, Mary E


Box 10 Folder 9 Gibson, Arrell


Box 10 Folder 9 Gingrich, Arnold


Box 10 Folder 9 Ginsberg, Allen


Box 10 Folder 9 Githens, John


Box 10 Folder 9 Glassgold, Peter


Box 10 Folder 9 Glasier, Milton


Box 10 Folder 9 Glinkin, Gloria


Box 10 Folder 9 Godine, David


Box 10 Folder 9 Goerres


Box 10 Folder 9 Goetze, Gertraute


Box 10 Folder 9 Gomes, Polly


Box 10 Folder 9 Gottlieb, Robert


Box 10 Folder 9 Granitsas, Spyridon


Box 10 Folder 9 Grillpaiyer, Franz


Box 10 Folder 9 Gunther, Kunert


Box 10 Folder 10-11 Gaede, William, 1962-1964


Box 10 Folder 12 Gardner, Stanley, 1965


Box 10 Folder 13 Gingrich, Arnold, 1971


Box 10 Folder 14 Gleeson, Sheila M., 1955



Box 11 Folder 1 Graft, Oskar M., 1938-1940 1978, 1938-1940, 1978


Box 11 Folder 2 Gods, Graves, and Scholars , 1967-1969


Box 11 Folder 3 Greenacre, 1979


Box 11 Folder 4-5 Greenway, John, 1964-1979


Box 11 Folder 6 Gregory, Patrick, 1968-1969


Box 11 Folder 7 The Griffin (Trilling), 1952


H--General, 1964-1992



Box 12 Folder 1 Heiler, Eric


Box 12 Folder 1 Hilgendorff, G.


Box 12 Folder 1 Hinkley, Todd


Box 12 Folder 1 Hofling, Charles


Box 12 Folder 1 Howard, B.


Box 12 Folder 1 Howard, Richard


Box 12 Folder 1 Hughes, Philipa


Box 12 Folder 1 Hunt, Morton


Box 12 Folder 2 Habsburg, Otto von, 1969-1970 1987 2000, 1969-1970, 1987, 2000


Box 12 Folder 3 Hamoui, Adnan, 1978-1979


Box 12 Folder 4 Hanoch, Bartov, 1974


Box 12 Folder 5 Hefner, Hugh, 1971

(Carbon copy of a letter sent by Edgar Smith)


Box 12 Folder 6 Hertzberg, 1971-1996


Box 12 Folder 7 Hildegard, 1973


Box 12 Folder 8 Honegger, Gitta, undated


I--General, 1969-1992


Box 12 Folder 9 Ingraham, Vernom


Box 12 Folder 9 Irani, Ray R.


Box 12 Folder 9 Iribarne, Louis


Box 12 Folder 9 Iselin, John Jay


J--General, 1957-1979


Box 12 Folder 10 Jaffe, Adrian


Box 12 Folder 10 James, Henry


Box 12 Folder 10 Janeway, Carol


Box 12 Folder 10 Jerison, Irene


Box 12 Folder 10 Johnson, Ronald


Box 12 Folder 10 Johnson, Weber


Box 12 Folder 10 Jordan, Daniel


Box 12 Folder 10 3 Unidentified Manuscripts


K--General, 1965-1987


Box 12 Folder 11 Kakutani, Michiko


Box 12 Folder 11 Kane, Rosemary


Box 12 Folder 11 Karavangels, E.


Box 12 Folder 11 Kaswan, Ruth


Box 12 Folder 11 Kensal Studios


Box 12 Folder 11 Kilmer, Nicholas


Box 12 Folder 11 Klibanoff, Moshe


Box 12 Folder 11 Knef, Cameron


Box 12 Folder 11 Knight, Max


Box 12 Folder 11 Kosinski, Jerzy


Box 12 Folder 11 Koshland, Bill


Box 12 Folder 11 Krakel, Dean


Box 12 Folder 11 Kuttner, Herbert


Box 12 Folder 11 Kathy--Pending Letters (1997)



Box 13 Folder 1 Kafka, 1943-1970


Box 13 Folder 2 Kierkegaard, 1971-1974


Knopf


Box 13 Folder 3 Correspondence, 1971-1995



Box 14 Folder 1 Editorial, 1954-1975


Box 14 Folder 2 Miscellaneous, 1963-1978


Box 14 Folder 3 Koroneus, Cosmas, 1967-1974


L--General, 1966-1995


Box 14 Folder 4 Lancaster, Clay


Box 14 Folder 4 Lane, Beaver


Box 14 Folder 4 Lavin, Carmen


Box 14 Folder 4 Lasch, Chris


Box 14 Folder 4 Lescher, Robert


Box 14 Folder 4 Lewis, Robert


Box 14 Folder 4 Lind, L.R.


Box 14 Folder 4 Lindley, Denver


Box 14 Folder 4 Lindstorm, H.


Box 14 Folder 4 Linz, Werner


Box 14 Folder 4 Logan, Jonathan


Box 14 Folder 4 Loggins, Vernon


Box 14 Folder 4 Loy, Myrna


Box 14 Folder 4 Lulinka


Box 14 Folder 4 Lunzer, Heinz


Box 14 Folder 5 Loots, Barbara, 1989


M--General, 1963-1983


Box 14 Folder 6 Macmillan Company


Box 14 Folder 6 MacShane, Frank


Box 14 Folder 6 Magid, Marion


Box 14 Folder 6 Marek, Kurt


Box 14 Folder 6 May berger, Ken & Sal


Box 14 Folder 6 McCall, Monica


Box 14 Folder 6 McCurry, Thomas


Box 14 Folder 6 McGrady, Patric


Box 14 Folder 6 McHugh, Vincent


Box 14 Folder 6 McKibben


Box 14 Folder 6 McNeilly, Bill


Box 14 Folder 6 Metger, Claire


Box 14 Folder 6 Mettman, Wolfgang


Box 14 Folder 6 Michaelis, Arnold


Box 14 Folder 6 Middaugh, David


Box 14 Folder 6 Millard, Alfred


Box 14 Folder 6 Monohan, Charles


Box 14 Folder 6 Morere, M.J.


Box 14 Folder 6 Muhringer, Doris


Box 14 Folder 6 Mumford, Lewis


Box 14 Folder 7 Manhall, Melvin, 1970-1971


Box 14 Folder 8 McCarthy, Mary, 1986


Box 14 Folder 9 McCormick, Ken, 1969


Box 14 Folder 10 McCreary, Fred, 1967-1968


Box 14 Folder 11 McCurtain, Lucile, 1970-1971


Box 14 Folder 12 Mehlhaff, Max R., 1966-1978


Box 14 Folder 13 Messinesi, Philip, 1967-1976



Box 15 Folder 1-2 Morris, Walter, 1963-1967


Box 15 Folder 3 Mumford, Sophia, 1989


Box 15 Folder 4 Munzer, Jan, 1941


Box 15 Folder 5 Musil, Robert, 1978-1984


Box 15 Folder 6 Musil & Vienna, 1985-1989 undated, 1985-1989, undated


Box 15 Folder 7 Musulin, Stella, 1979-1984


N--General, 1963-1996


Box 15 Folder 8 Nash, Ogden


Box 15 Folder 8 Nathan, Carol


Box 15 Folder 8 Newlin, Christian


Box 15 Folder 8 Nims, Bonnie


Box 15 Folder 8 Nims, John F.


Box 15 Folder 8 Nosofsky, Bill


Nemerov, Howard


Box 15 Folder 9 Correspondence, 1967-1989



Box 16 Folder 1 Correspondence, 1967-1981


Box 16 Folder 2 Neugroschel, Joachim, 1974


Box 16 Folder 3 Norman, Dorothy, 1940-1946 1979, 1940-1946, 1979


O--General, 1968-1993


Box 16 Folder 4 O'Bryan, Mary


Box 16 Folder 4 Oesterreicher, John, Msgr.


Box 16 Folder 4 O'Grady, Jimithy


Box 16 Folder 4 Oldenburg, R.


Box 16 Folder 4 Opel, Adolf


Box 16 Folder 4 Otero


Box 16 Folder 5 O'Brien, J. Patrick, 1974-1985


Box 16 Folder 6 Omega Management, 1983-1984


Box 16 Folder 7 Oxford, Louise, 1992-1995


Box 16 Folder 8 Ozick, Cynthia, 1986


P--General, 1956 1968-1983 undated, 1956, 1968-1983, undated


Box 16 Folder 9 Paschou, Maria


Box 16 Folder 9 Payne, Robert


Box 16 Folder 9 Pearce, Joseph C.


Box 16 Folder 9 Pelikan, Maria


Box 16 Folder 9 Philipson, Morris


Box 16 Folder 9 Plant, Richard


Box 16 Folder 9 Plymell, Charles


Box 16 Folder 9 Praver, David


Box 16 Folder 9 Price-Jones, A.


Box 16 Folder 9 Prombaum, E.


Box 16 Folder 10 Parkes, Dow, 1973-1980



Box 17 Folder 1 Pasche, Sylvie, 1962


Box 17 Folder 2 Paschos, P.B. and Maria, 1967-1982


Box 17 Folder 3 PEN (American Center), 1966-1987


Box 17 Folder 4 Perry, Michael, 1980-1988


Box 17 Folder 5-6 Puscharski, Lola, 1978-1984


Box 17 Folder 7-8 Quammen, Dario, 1967-1987


Box 17 Folder 9 Quinn, Alice, 1983


Box 17 Folder 10 Quinn, Kerker, 1943-1944


R--General, 1943-1971



Box 18 Folder 1 Racant, Erna


Box 18 Folder 1 Ransom, John C.


Box 18 Folder 1 Reed College


Box 18 Folder 1 Reese, Michael


Box 18 Folder 1 Reid, Charlotte


Box 18 Folder 1 Richardson, D.


Box 18 Folder 1 Rinaldi, Nicholas


Box 18 Folder 1 Roloff, Michael


Box 18 Folder 1 Rorem, Ned


Box 18 Folder 1 Rosen, N.


Box 18 Folder 1 Rosenbaum, J.B


Box 18 Folder 1 Rosendorfe, Herbert


Box 18 Folder 1 Rosenthal, Elisa


Box 18 Folder 1 Rosenthal, Ray


Box 18 Folder 1 Roth, Joseph


Box 18 Folder 1 Rudolph, R.C


Box 18 Folder 1 Ruhe, Barnaby


Box 18 Folder 1 Ruhe, Douglas


Box 18 Folder 1 Ruhe, Edward


Box 18 Folder 1 Rush, J.


Box 18 Folder 1 Rush, Maureen


Box 18 Folder 1 Russo, R.


Box 18 Folder 1 Ryan, Monica


Box 18 Folder 1 Rybolt, Brian


Box 18 Folder 2-4 Read, Allen, 1961-1987


Box 18 Folder 5 Reed, H & S, 1985-1987


Rickenbacker, William F.


Box 18 Folder 6-7 Correspondence, 1973-1992



Box 19 Folder 1-4 Correspondence, 1971-1991



Box 20 Folder 1 Sacks, Oliver, 1998-1999


Box 20 Folder 2 Saks, Katia, 1961-1963


Box 20 Folder 3 Schlang, Evelyn, 1985


Box 20 Folder 4 Schlotterer, Christoph, 1982


Box 20 Folder 5 Schneebaum, Tobias, 1963-1979


Box 20 Folder 6 Schulman, Grace, 1985


Box 20 Folder 7 Schulte, Anthony M., 1971


Box 20 Folder 8 Seydel, Paul, 1965-1966


Box 20 Folder 9 Sharar, David, 1971-1974


Box 20 Folder 10 Sieberer, George, 1979


Box 20 Folder 11 Sill, Geoffrey, 1984


Box 20 Folder 12 Simmons, 1978


Box 20 Folder 13 Simpson, Louis, 1969


Box 20 Folder 14 Slochower, Harry, 1935-1984


Smith, Edgar


Box 20 Folder 15 Correspondence--Reader Reply, 1968-1971 1985, 1968-1971, 1985



Box 24 Correspondence, 1967 January -1968 October, 1967



Box 25 Correspondence, 1968 November -1969 March, 1968


Box 25 Correspondence, undated


Box 25 Clippings, 1967-1968


Box 25 Photographs, Cards, etc., 1967-1968 undated, 1967-1968, undated



Box 20 Folder 16 Solomon, May nard, 1977-1986



Box 21 Folder 1 Strauss, Harold, 1956-1966


Box 21 Folder 2 Stuart, Mary--Translation of, 1956-1970


Box 21 Folder 3 Surmain, Andre, undated


Box 21 Folder 4 Taugenichts, Wilhelm, 1989


Box 21 Folder 5 Thomas, Dylan, 1952 1971 undated, 1952, 1971 undated

(Includes one note from the author and related photographs)


Box 21 Folder 6 Thomas, Terry, undated


Box 21 Folder 7 Thompson, Josiah "Tink", 1970-1988


Box 21 Folder 8 Tom, Henry, 1973


Box 21 Folder 9 Touloumes, Kay, 1987


Box 21 Folder 10 Trilling, Lionel, 1951-1983


Box 21 Folder 11 Trips, 1966-1971


Box 21 Folder 12 Ungar, Frederick, 1941 1979, 1941, 1979


Box 21 Folder 13 Updike, John, 1979-2002



Box 22 Folder 1 Vaughn, Sam, 1971 1996-1998, 1971, 1996-1998


Box 22 Folder 2 Viereck, Peter and Betty, 1986-1991


Box 22 Folder 3-4 Vogeler, Martha, 1958 1970-1995, 1958, 1970-1995


W--General, 1954 1966-1985, 1954, 1966-1985


Box 22 Folder 5 Weelis, Carl


Box 22 Folder 5 Whiatuaft, Jack


Box 22 Folder 5 Wiedermann, Hilde


Box 22 Folder 5 Williams, Paul


Box 22 Folder 5 Witonski, Peter


Box 22 Folder 5 Winston, Dick and Clara


Box 22 Folder 5 Wolf, Leonard and Deborah


Box 22 Folder 5 Wouk, Herman


Box 22 Folder 6-7 Wagn, Klaus, 1943-1995


Box 22 Folder 8 Wagner, Geoffrey, 1956-1979 undated, 1956-1979, undated



Box 23 Folder 1 Ward, Aileen, 1986


Box 23 Folder 2 Warner, Sam B., 1946


Box 23 Folder 3 Waxenberg, Sheldon, 1978-1979


Box 23 Folder 4 Weiser, Olga, 1990


Box 23 Folder 5 Werner, Alfred and Lisa, 1972-1982 undated, 1972-1982, undated

(Includes photographs of Alfred Werner)


Box 23 Folder 6 Westbrook, Adele, 1979


Box 23 Folder 7 Wilde, 1975-1980 undated, 1975-1980, undated


Wilkins, Thurman


Box 23 Folder 8 Correspondence, 1973 1983-1986, 1973, 1983-1986


Box 23 Folder 9 Printed Material, 1977 1996 undated, 1977, 1996 undated


Box 23 Folder 10 Williams, William Carlos, 1956


Box 23 Folder 11 Wills, Garry, 1969-1975


Box 23 Folder 12 Winston, Clara, 1983


XYZ--General, 1962-1982


Box 23 Folder 13 Yarmolinski, A.


Box 23 Folder 13 Zabattini, Cesare


Box 23 Folder 13 Zahler, Emma


Box 23 Folder 13 Ziem, Jochen


Box 23 Folder 13 Zimmerman, Robert


Box 23 Folder 14 Zeitlhofer, Friederike, 1995


Box 23 Folder 15-16 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1938-1993

(Includes a carbon copy of Wilkins' resume from 1956)

Series II: Editorial Files, Manuscripts, and Translation Work, 1936-1995, undated

This series documents Wilkins' work as an editor and translator. This series contains general correspondence and files, as well as manuscripts, most notably a complete working draft of her translation of Robert Musil's Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften.

The series also contains a curriculum vita, which primarily documents her translation projects, and a small file on her teaching work.



Box 28 Biographical File, 1980s 1995, 1980s, 1995

(Contains a curriculum vita and a biographical statement)


Correspondence


Editorial Correspondence



Box 26 General, 1964 February-1981 November (2 Folders), 1964


Box 26 Re[faced]? Material, circa, 1965-1970


Box 26 Miscellaneous Letters from, 1962-1988


Manuscripts



Box 27 Diderot, Denis Wicked Philosophy (Is he good? Is he bad?), 1982

(Translated from the French by Gabriel John Brogyanyi)


Musil, Robert


The Man Who Had No Character



Box 35 Volume 1: Part I, Part II, 1981

(Chapters 1-72)



Box 36 Unorganized Manuscripts, 1980s


The Man Without Qualities



Box 32 Volume 1: Part I-Part II, circa, 1982

(Chapters 1-66)



Box 34 Volume 1: Part II, 1982-1983 undated, 1982-1983, undated

(Chapters 77-123)



Box 33 Volume 2: Part III, undated

(All)



Box 30 Volume 2: Part III, 1985 January -1986 January, 1985

(All)



Box 27 Strauss, Bortho Three Acts of Recognition, 1982-1986

(Translated by Sophie Wilkins)



Box 28 Wagn, Klaus What time is,, 1976

(Translated from the German by Sophie Wilkins (Master Set) )


Box 28 Wiedermann, Hilde. Untitled manuscript with related correspondence, 1975

(In German)



Box 31 Miscellaneous and Unidentified Manuscripts, 1960s-1980s undated, 1960s-1980s, undated


Poetry



Box 28 Translation, 1952-1991 undated, 1952-1991, undated


Box 28 Christian Morgenstern Translations, 1971-1980 undated, 1971-1980, undated


Box 28 Christian Morgenstern Essay by Wilkins, 1936



Box 26 Poems, 1943-1984 undated, 1943-1984, undated


Box 26 Translated Poems, 1957-1981 undated, 1957-1981, undated


Box 26 Raising a Poet (Lecture Academy of American Poets), 1990



Box 28 Teaching, 1938 1951-1957, 1938, 1951-1957


Translations


General



Box 29 1942-1982

(Correspondence, resumes, notes, and other material primarily related to Wilkins' employment as a translator.)



Box 27 1962-1991

(Correspondence and other materials related to translation)



Box 29 Workshops, 1980-1983



Box 31 Miscellaneous Notes, 1989 undated

Series III: Karl Shapiro, 1930s-2001, undated

This series contains material related to Karl Shapiro, who Wilkins married in 1985. The series includes correspondence between them from the 1980s, as well as additional correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, printed materials, and typescripts related to Shapiro's work.


Audiovisual Materials



Box 41 Karl Shapiro's America , 1976

(16mm film reel; 13 minutes)


Box 41 Unidentified Audio Recording, undated

(Audio reel)


Awards, 1960 1989, 1960, 1989



Box 40 Doctor of Humane Letters, Wayne State University, 1960



Box 38 Robert Kirsch Award, 1989



Box 40 Commonplace Book: Religious and Philosophical Topics, Strictly Kabbaloh, undated

(Various notes and quotations, handwritten)


Correspondence



Box 37 Letters to him, 1940s-1950s


Box 37 Letters to him, 1980s-1990s


Box 37 Letters to him, undated


Box 37 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1930s


Box 37 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1940s


Box 37 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1970s


Box 37 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1980s


Box 37 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1990s


Box 37 Miscellaneous notes to Sophie, 1980s


Box 37 Outgoing correspondence, 1930s-1990s undated, 1930s-1990s, undated


Box 37 Sophie's Letters to Karl, 1983-1985


Manuscripts and Proofs



Box 31 The Defense of Ignorance, Setting Copy with Corrections, circa, 1960



Box 38 Essays, 1999, undated, 1999, undated


The Poetry Wreck, circa, 1975



Box 39 Corrected Proofs


Box 39 Setting Copy


Box 39 Master Copy


Box 39 Bluelines (Proofs)



Box 31 Reports of my Death , undated

(Sophie's copy)



Box 38 Typescripts, 1983-1992 undated, 1983-1992, undated


Box 38 Typescripts, 1983-1992 undated, 1983-1992, undated

(Photocopies)


Box 38 Photographs and Postcards, 1912-2001 undated, 1912-2001, undated


Poems by Shapiro, 1943 1983-1998 undated, 1943, 1983-1998, undated


Box 38 A


Box 38 F


Box 38 H


Box 38 I


Box 38 J


Box 38 L


Box 38 M


Box 38 N


Box 38 Numbers


Box 38 P


Box 38 R


Box 38 S


Box 38 V


Box 38 W


Poems by others


Box 38 A


Box 38 C


Box 38 D


Box 38 E


Box 38 F


Box 38 G


Box 38 I


Box 38 M


Box 38 P


Box 38 R


Box 38 S


Box 38 V



Box 40 Printed Material About Him, 1964-1985


Box 40 Printed Material By Him, 1942-1991


Box 40 Printed Material--Art Work, Illustrations, 1960-1975 undated, 1960-1975, undated


Box 40 Memorabilia

Series IV: Printed Materials and Photographs, 1971, undated

This series contains a small amount of printed material and unidentified photographs.



Box 31 Photographs (Unidentified), undated


Box 31 Printed Materials--Miscellaneous

(Includes a copy ofThe Fourth House: Collected Essays By William F. Rickenbacherthat is inscribed by William F. Buckley, Jr. (1971) )