Summary Information
Title: Gerald Stern Papers
Collection Number: SC.2007.04
Creator: Stern, Gerald, 1925-

Collection Dates: 1920s-2012
Extent: 60.25 linear feet (57 boxes)

Language: English

Abstract:
Gerald Stern, the first Poet Laureate of New Jersey and Chancellor of the American Academy of American Poets, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1925 to Polish and Ukrainian immigrant parents. He received degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University. He is the author of fifteen books of poetry, two collections of essays, a one verse play, and in 2014 he published a book of his drawings. In addition, has as received a number of nationally recognized awards. The collection consists of Stern’s manuscripts of his poems, essays, etc., and associated material, voluminous correspondence, photographs, and audio and video recordings, making it a valuable resource in understanding Stern’s creative process, influences in his life and his impact on national culture.
Publisher:

ULS Special Collections Department
University of Pittsburgh Library System
Hillman Library, Room 363
3960 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-8190
uls-specialcollections@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

November 2009
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Debora A. Rougeux in 2009 and Jennifer Needham in 2015.
Revision Description:
December 2015:
Finding aid revised by Jennifer Needham with addition of materials.

Biography

Gerald Daniel Stern was born February 22, 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents, Harry and Ida Barach Stern, were Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine and Poland, respectively, who lived on Wylie Avenue in the city’s Hill District, but later moved to an apartment on Beechwood Boulevard in the heavily Jewish neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. The second of two children, Stern was deeply affected by the death of his older sister, Sylvia, from cerebrospinal meningitis when he was eight years old. Stern attended Pittsburgh public schools, graduating from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1942. He was then admitted to the University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in English and was a member of the Men’s Debating Association and Men’s Glee Club. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pitt in 1947 and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1949. He did post-graduate study at the Université de Paris (1949-1950) and at Columbia University (1950-1952), but never completed the coursework necessary for a Ph.D. On September 12, 1952, Stern married Patricia Miller, with whom he has two children, David and Rachel. Stern and his wife divorced in the late 1980s.

Stern served in the United States Army Air Corps in 1946 and 1947. From 1951 to 1953, he was an English teacher and later principal at Lake Grove School, Long Island, N.Y. In 1954, during a tour of Europe with his wife Pat, he taught at Victoria Drive Senior Secondary School in Glasgow, Scotland. Upon returning to the United States in 1956, Stern accepted the position of instructor in Temple University’s English Department, where he taught until 1963. From 1963 to 1967, he served as an assistant professor in the English Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and from 1968 to 1982 he was a professor at Somerset County (later known as Raritan Valley) Community College in Somerville, N.J. During this latter period, he also conducted poetry workshops at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., (1975-1978) and Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. (Spring 1977), as well as serving as a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh (Fall 1978) and Columbia University (1980). Stern also acted as literature consultant to both New Jersey’s and Pennsylvania’s Council of the Arts, as well as coordinator of the Pennsylvania Poetry in the Schools Program (1974-1978).

In 1982, Stern joined the faculty at the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, where he held the position of senior poet until 1995. He continued his visits to other universities, serving as Chairman of Creative Writing at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa (1984); Fanny Hurst Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. (1985); Visiting Professor at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. (1988); Holder of Bain Swiggert Chair at Princeton University (1989); Visiting Professor at New York University (1989); and Poet-in-Residence at Bucknell University (1994). In 2002, Stern co-founded the New England College’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program in Poetry with friend and former student Chard deNiord, and served as one of its inaugural faculty members. Most recently, Stern became a Distinguished Poet-in-Residence for the MFA Program in Poetry at Drew University, Madison, N.J., in January 2009.

Gerald Stern is the author of sixteen books of poetry, two collections of personal essays, a one verse play, and a book of drawings. His first major published work was a long poem entitled "The Pineys," which first appeared in the Journal of the Rutgers University Library in 1969, when Stern was 44. Since then, he has given countless poetry readings and lectures throughout the United States and Europe and conducted several poetry workshops. He has been awarded numerous prestigious honors and prizes for his work. Among these are:

National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) Master Poet of Pennsylvania Grant, 1973-1975; NEA Creative Writing Grants, 1976, 1981, 1987; 1977 Lamont Poetry Selection Award for Lucky Life; 1978 Nominee, National Book Critics Circle Award for Lucky Life; 1979 Pennsylvania Creative Writing Grant; 1980 Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts; 1980 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship; 1980 Bess Hokin Award for Poetry; 1981 Paris Review’s Bernard F. Connor Award; 1982 Melville Caine Award from the Poetry Society of America for The Red Coal; 1984 Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets; 1992 Paterson Poetry Prize from Passaic County (N.J.) Community College for Bread Without Sugar; 1993 Fellow of the Academy of American Poets; 1996 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for Lifetime Achievement; 1998 National Book Award for Poetry for This Time: New and Selected Poems; 2000-2002 Poet Laureate of New Jersey; 2005 Wallace Stevens Award; 2005 National Jewish Book Award for Poetry; 2006 Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets; 2012 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; 2012 recipient of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress; 2014 winner of the Frost Medal.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

The Gerald Stern Papers consist of manuscripts of his poems, essays, drawings, etc. and associated material, voluminous correspondence, publications in which his works appeared, photographs, and audio and/or video recordings of many of his readings, lectures and interviews. It is a valuable resource in understanding Stern’s creative process, influences in his life, and his impact on national culture. The collection covers Stern's life from his early years through his writing and teaching career, and contains papers, notebooks, newspaper clippings, magazines, periodicals, anthologies, audiocassettes, videocassettes, reel to reel tapes, photographs, slides, and photographic negatives.

New materials were added to the collection in 2014. Within the finding aid, these new materials are located at the end of each applicable series or subseries as "New Materials Added 2014."


Arrangement

The collecton is organized into twelve series, as described below:

Series I. Individual Poems and Other Works, with Associated Material

Series II. Articles, Essays, Lectures, Workshops and Other Projects

Series III. Drawings

Series IV. Correspondence

Series V. Publicity

Series VI. Readings

Series VII. General Activities

Series VIII. Poems, Essays, etc. for and about Gerald Stern

Series IX. Manuscripts by Others

Series X. Published Works

Series XI. Photographs

Series XII. Media Material


Subject Terms

Topics
  • College teachers -- United States
  • Poetry -- Competitions
  • Poetry -- Publishing
  • Poetry -- Study and teaching -- United States
  • Poets as teachers -- United States
  • Poets, American -- 20th century
  • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Faculty

Corporate Names
  • Columbia University.
  • Harper & Row, Publishers.
  • Houghton, Mifflin and Company.
  • Iowa Writers' Workshop.
  • New England College. MFA Program in Poetry.
  • Spring Church Book Company.
  • University of Pittsburgh. Press.
  • University of Pittsburgh.
  • W.W. Norton & Company.

Personal Names
  • Anderson, Maggie
  • Barber, Al
  • Barnstone, Aliki
  • Barnstone, Willis, 1927-
  • Berg, Stephen
  • Buckley, Christopher, 1948-
  • Costanza, Jerry
  • Daniels, Guy
  • Davis, Christopher, 1960-
  • Del Vecchio, Gloria C.
  • DeNiord, Chard, 1952-
  • Digges, Deborah
  • Galassi, Jonathan
  • Gilbert, Jack, 1925-
  • Hall, James
  • Hall, Mary Anne
  • Hazley, Richard
  • Hillringhouse, Mark
  • Hoagland, Tony
  • Irwin, Mark
  • Keys, Kerry Shawn, 1946-
  • Lee, Li-Young, 1957-
  • Levine, Philip, 1928-
  • Macari, Anne Marie
  • McHugh, Heather, 1948-
  • Mitchell, Susan, 1944-
  • Moss, Howard, 1922-1987
  • Moyers, Bill D.
  • Murray, Joan, 1945-
  • Ochester, Ed
  • Orlovitz, Gil, 1918-1973
  • Pinsker, Sanford
  • Robbins, Doren
  • Roberts, Len, 1947-2007
  • Rosenberg, Liz
  • Sadoff, Ira
  • Schulman, Grace
  • Schwartz, Lynne Sharon
  • Smith, Carol Houck
  • Solataroff, Ted
  • Somerville, Jane, 1934-
  • Stern, David
  • Stern, Gerald, 1925-
  • Stern, Harry
  • Stern, Ida Barach
  • Stern, Patricia Miller
  • Stern, Rachel
  • Stricker, Meredith
  • Summers, Robert, d. 1972
  • Van Brunt, Lloyd, 1936-
  • Vogelsang, Arthur

Locations
  • Easton (Pa.)
  • Iowa City (Iowa)
  • Lambertville (N.J.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Titles
  • American Poetry Review
  • New England Review
  • New Yorker (New York, N.Y. : 1925)

Genres/Forms
  • Audiocassettes
  • Audiotapes
  • Caricatures
  • Cartoons (Humorous images)
  • Clippings (Information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Drawings (Visual works)
  • Manuscripts (Document genre)
  • Negatives (Photographic)
  • Notebooks
  • Photographs
  • Slides (Photographs)
  • Typescripts
  • Videocassettes

Category
  • Personal papers

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Acquired from Gerald Stern on November 27, 2007. Additional materials acquired from Stern in January 2014.

Preferred Citation:

Gerald Stern Papers, 1920s-2012, SC.2007.04, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Debora A. Rougeux in October 2009. A subsequent addition was processed between 2014-2015 by Jennifer Needham.

Copyright:

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.


Collection Inventory

Series I. Individual Poems and Other Works, with Associated Material 1940s-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains rough drafts, notes, research material, original manuscripts, page proofs, etc. for each poem or other work created by Stern. In this series are nineteen subseries; the first comprises early and/or unpublished poems while the remainder for each of Stern's published works. Within subseries 2-16, poems are arranged in the order in which they appear in the published work. Dates range from the 1940s through 2012. New material was added to this series in 2015.

Subseries 1. Early and Other Unpublished Poems 1940s-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains early and/or unpublished poems, mostly unfinished, collected by approximate years or decades, ranging from 1940s to 2007. Many folders include notes for multiple poems.


Box 1
Folder 1 Early poems, 1940s-1950s
Folder 2 Early writings, 1940s-1950s
Folder 3 Old poems (unpublished)
Folder 4 Old poems (unpublished)
Folder 5 Notes, 1940s-1960s
Folder 6 Bach, 1940s
Folder 7 Jonah, late 1940s
Folder 8 Soothing Position
Folder 9 In this my Clime
Folder 10 Saturday Afternoon
Folder 11 Ishmael's Dream, 1950s
Folder 12 Gropius, mid 1960s
Folder 13 Anschluss, 1965
Folder 14 Rejected poems
Folder 15 Little Glass Cups
Folder 16 Sweetest of all Blossoms
Folder 17 The Drunk
Folder 18 Reegan
Folder 19 Friendship
Folder 20 Old Refrain
Folder 21 Uncollected poems
Folder 22 Uncollected poems (notes)
Folder 23 Unpublished drafts
Folder 24 Black-eyed Susans
Folder 25 The Kiss
Folder 26 Sumac
Folder 27 Love Me
Folder 28 Josephine's Garden
Folder 29 Notes on mythology
Folder 30 Notes on poetry of Judaism
Folder 31 Notes, late 1960s - early 1970s
Folder 32 Notes, 1970s
Folder 33 Basara, 1970
Folder 34 Hot Days, Early 1970s
Folder 35 Wrecker, 1972
Folder 36 Beach poem, 1972
Folder 37 Tree of God, 1972-1973
Folder 38 Essence of Paradise
Folder 39 Wendell Wilkie
Folder 40 Chicken Man, 1973
Folder 41 Tomato Stakes, 1973
Folder 42 Black Holes, 1974
Folder 43 Noise poem, 1974
Folder 44 Notes, mid 1970s
Folder 45 Dead Bugs, 1970s
Folder 46 Afternoon Nap, 1970s
Folder 47 Notes and uncollected poems, 1970s
Folder 48 Bird Death Throes, 1977
Folder 49 Corn Forest, 1977
Folder 50 I am Fooled, 1978
Folder 51 Boiling Alive, 1980
Folder 52 Italy poem, 1980s
Folder 53 Map, 1980s
Folder 54 Poem about boxelder bug, early 1980s
Folder 55 Enoch I
Folder 56 Notes, 1985
Folder 57 That House, 1990
Folder 58 Witch Haul / 3 Warm Days, 1990
Folder 59 Swordfish, 1990
Folder 60 Unpublished poems, circa 1992 and forward
Folder 61 Unpublished poems, circa 1992 and forward
Folder 62 Notes, 1990 and forward

Subseries 2. The Pineys, 1969


Box 2
Folder 1 Research notes
Folder 2 Research articles
Folder 3 Research publications
Folder 4 Research newsclippings
Folder 5 Notes
Folder 6 Drafts
Folder 7 Manuscript
Folder 8 Typescripts and copies
Folder 9 Drafts of Richard Hazley's introduction
Folder 10 Proof pages from Journal of the Rutgers University Library
Folder 11 Copy of The Pineys as it appeared in The Journal of the Rutgers University Library, XXXII, no. 2 (1969): 41-80
Folder 12 Proposal for cover (newsclipping)
Folder 13 Photographs

Subseries 3. Rejoicings, 1973

Folder 14 Rejoicings
Folder 15 The Naming of Beasts
Folder 16 The Unity
Folder 17 His Animal is Finally a Kind of Ape
Folder 18 Goons are Leaving
Folder 19 Bird Cursing
Folder 20 I will be a Romantic
Folder 21 On the Far Edge of Kilmer
Folder 22 Going North on 202
Folder 23 Poem of Life
Folder 24 Weeds
Folder 25 When I Have Reached the Point of Suffocation
Folder 26 Lost with Lieutenant Pike
Folder 27 Immanuel Kant and the Hopi
Folder 28 Pleistocene
Folder 29 Heat Rises in Gusts
Folder 30 Burst of Wind between Broadway and the River
Folder 31 Top Rock
Folder 32 Columbia the Gem
Folder 33 Traitors
Folder 34 Delaware West
Folder 35 Planting Strawberries
Folder 36 Dog in The House
Folder 37 In Carpenter's Woods
Folder 38 Eroica
Folder 39 From the Pennsylvania Side
Folder 40 Turning into a Pond
Folder 41 Notebooks
Folder 42 Rejection Letters
Folder 43 Reviews
Folder 44 Publicity and advertisements
Folder 45 Biographical information
Folder 46 Correspondence with Arthur Vogelsang of Metro Book Co.
Folder 47 Typescript for Metro Book Company
Folder 48 Typescript (2 copies) for Cummington Press edition of Naming of Beasts
Folder 49 Page Proofs from Cummington Press edition of Naming of Beasts
Folder 50 Copyright Certificate for Naming of Beasts
Folder 51 Rejoicings: Selected Poems / Gerald Stern. Fredericton, N.B.: Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1973.

Subseries 4. Lucky Life, 1977


Box 3
Folder 1 Power of Maples
Folder 2 Last Self-Portrait
Folder 3 At Bickford's
Folder 4 One Foot in the River
Folder 5 Staus Park
Folder 6 Let Me Please Look into my Window
Folder 7 I am so exhausted
Folder 8 On the Island
Folder 9 County Line Road
Folder 10 Margie Moser's Garden
Folder 11 When it Gets Cold
Folder 12 Days of Nietzsche
Folder 13 Burying an Animal on the Way to New York
Folder 14 Sensitive Knife
Folder 15 The One Thing in Life
Folder 16 On My Poor Road
Folder 17 Blue Skies, White Breasts, Green Trees
Folder 18 The Sounds
Folder 19 Sometimes When I Close my eyes
Folder 20 Peace in the Near East
Folder 21 Blue Tie
Folder 22 Mentioning of the Souls
Folder 23 Self-portrait
Folder 24 Lobelia
Folder 25 Three Tears
Folder 26 Climbing This Hill Again
Folder 27 Lucky Life
Folder 28 Malgueña
Folder 29 Pile of Feathers
Folder 30 Feeding Prisoners
Folder 31 Gold Flower
Folder 32 Honey Locust
Folder 33 Proverbs
Folder 34 Bob Summers, and, Gert's Gifts
Folder 35 Behaving like a Jew
Folder 36 Love for the Dog
Folder 37 Psalms
Folder 38 This is it
Folder 39 96 Vandam
Folder 40 If You Forget The Germans
Folder 41 The Hungarian
Folder 42 God of Rain, God of Water
Folder 43 Home from Greece
Folder 44 Long Nose
Folder 45 If You Saw Me Walking
Folder 46 The Thaw
Folder 47 Morning Harvest
Folder 48 Peddler's Village
Folder 49 Sweetness of Life
Folder 50 Too Much, Too Much
Folder 51 Underground Dancing
Folder 52 Something New
Folder 53 Notebook
Folder 54 Correspondence from readers
Folder 55 Reviews
Folder 56 Newspaper clippings
Folder 57 Publicity and advertising
Folder 58 Correspondence with Godine Press
Folder 59 Correspondence with Houghton Mifflin
Folder 60 Typescript with handwritten corrections
Folder 61 Bound uncorrected proof
Folder 62 Galley proof (2 copies)
Folder 63 Master proof
Folder 64 Correspondence with Spring Church Book Company
Folder 65 Correspondence with Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Folder 66 Copyright releases
Folder 67 Notes

Subseries 5. The Red Coal, 1981


Box 4
Folder 1 List of poems for possible inclusion
Folder 2 Faces of Love
Folder 3 Little White Sister
Folder 4 Immensity
Folder 5 Rotten Angel
Folder 6 Dangerous Cooks
Folder 7 Good Friday, 1977
Folder 8 Pick and Poke
Folder 9 Royal Manor Road
Folder 10 Modern Love
Folder 11 War against the Jews
Folder 12 Little Did The Junco Know
Folder 13 Lord, Forgive a Spirit
Folder 14 Elaine Comparone
Folder 15 Ice, Ice
Folder 16 One More Time the Lambs
Folder 17 The Sacred Spine
Folder 18 I Remember Galileo
Folder 19 Potpourri
Folder 20 Margritte Dancing
Folder 21 The Shirt Poem
Folder 22 June First
Folder 23 Thinking about Shelley
Folder 24 Cow Worship
Folder 25 Joseph Pockets
Folder 26 Phipps Conservatory
Folder 27 Days of 1978
Folder 28 No Wind
Folder 29 June Fourth
Folder 30 The Angel Poem
Folder 31 St. Patrick's Day, 1979
Folder 32 Visiting Florida Again
Folder 33 Hanging Scroll
Folder 34 A Hundred Years from Now
Folder 35 The Poem of Liberation
Folder 36 Acacia
Folder 37 Your Animal
Folder 38 The Rose Warehouse
Folder 39 The Red Coal
Folder 40 There is Wind
Folder 41 The Way-We-Were Lounge
Folder 42 Waving Goodbye
Folder 43 In the Shadows
Folder 44 Dear Mole
Folder 45 My Hand
Folder 46 These Birds
Folder 47 Arthur's Lily
Folder 48 The Picasso Poem
Folder 49 The Roar
Folder 50 For Night to Come
Folder 51 Here I am Walking
Folder 52 List of Reviewers
Folder 53 Reviews
Folder 54 Publicity and advertisement
Folder 55 Small press distributors
Folder 56 Correspondence with Houghton Mifflin
Folder 57 Typescript with handwritten corrections
Folder 58 Galley proof
Folder 59 Revised page proof
Folder 60 Master proof
Folder 61 Correspondence with Spring Church Book Co.
Folder 62 Copyright releases
Folder 63 Sales reports

Subseries 6. Father Guzman, 1983

Folder 64 Research materials
Folder 65 Notes
Folder 66 Drafts
Folder 67 Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Folder 68 Photocopy of play
Folder 69 Paris Review galleys
Folder 70 Proof pages from Paris Review
Folder 71 Proof Pages for Two Long Poems
Folder 72 Correspondence

Subseries 7. Paradise Poems, 1984


Box 5
Folder 1 Orange Roses
Folder 2 Later Today
Folder 3 Rhododendron
Folder 4 Picking the Roses
Folder 5 In Memory of W. H. Auden
Folder 6 Clay Dog
Folder 7 Steve Dunn's Spider
Folder 8 Romania, Romania
Folder 9 It's Nice to Think of Tears
Folder 10 Souls from Emerson
Folder 11 Song
Folder 12 Weeping and Waiting
Folder 13 Hidden Justice
Folder 14 Christmas Sticks
Folder 15 The Same Moon Above Us
Folder 16 Leaving Another Kingdom
Folder 17 Near Perigord
Folder 18 For Song
Folder 19 My Swallows
Folder 20 Berkeley
Folder 21 The Dancing
Folder 22 Moscow
Folder 23 May 15
Folder 24 Bee Balm
Folder 25 Vivaldi Years
Folder 26 Dubuque Street, and , Saying the First Words
Folder 27 Huzza!
Folder 28 Night Again
Folder 29 Today a Leaf
Folder 30 The New Moses
Folder 31 Singing
Folder 32 The Seine at Night
Folder 33 At Jane's
Folder 34 John's Mysteries
Folder 35 Soap
Folder 36 I Pity the Wind
Folder 37 82/83
Folder 38 Romance
Folder 39 Villa-Lobos
Folder 40 The Nettle Tree
Folder 41 Sycamore
Folder 42 Baja
Folder 43 Of Blessed Name
Folder 44 Kissing Stieglitz Goodbye
Folder 45 Two Trees
Folder 46 One Bird to Love Forever
Folder 47 Fritz
Folder 48 Three Skies
Folder 48 Red Bird
Folder 50 Adler
Folder 51 The Expulsion
Folder 52 Ground Hog Lock
Folder 53 July 2, 1983
Folder 54 The Dogs
Folder 55 Notebooks
Folder 56 Translations
Folder 57 Reviews
Folder 58 Correspondence with Random House
Folder 59 Typescript with handwritten notes
Folder 60 Bound galley proof with notes
Folder 61 Galley proof
Folder 62 Setting copy
Folder 63 Master set, first pass
Folder 64 Master set, second pass
Folder 65 1st Vintage Press edition galley (2 copies)
Folder 66 Galley as revised to April 26, 1984
Folder 67 Galley as revised to May 25, 1984
Folder 68 Unbound copy of book

Subseries 8. Lovesick, 1987


Box 6
Folder 1 Nobody Else Living
Folder 2 Lovesick
Folder 3 All I Have Are the Tracks
Folder 4 I do a Piece From Greece
Folder 5 I Hate My Moaning
Folder 6 This Was a Wonderful Night
Folder 7 I Sometimes Think of the Lamb
Folder 8 Stopping Schubert
Folder 9 I am in a Window
Folder 10 Bela
Folder 11 A Song for the Romeos
Folder 12 Tashlikh
Folder 13 Pussy Willow
Folder 14 Richard Strauss, My Hero
Folder 15 My First Kinglet
Folder 16 I Slept Like That
Folder 17 Lillian Harvey
Folder 18 There I was One Day
Folder 19 One Animal's Life
Folder 20 Silver Hand
Folder 21 Washington Square
Folder 22 Arranging a Thorn
Folder 23 The Dog
Folder 24 Shaking Myself and Sighing
Folder 25 A Pair of Hands
Folder 26 Bob Summers' Body
Folder 27 It Was in Houston
Folder 28 Neither English nor Spanish
Folder 29 I am in Love
Folder 30 My Favorite Demon
Folder 31 Another Insane Devotion
Folder 32 The Blink of an Eye
Folder 33 Making The Light Come
Folder 34 It was a Rising
Folder 35 Hobbes
Folder 36 Grapefruit
Folder 37 A Garden
Folder 38 No Longer Terror
Folder 39 Nobody Else Alive
Folder 40 Knowledge Forwards and Backwards
Folder 41 Saturday Afternoon
Folder 42 Two Moons
Folder 43 Lyric
Folder 44 My Favorite Farewell
Folder 45 For Once
Folder 46 Stolen Face
Folder 47 Steps
Folder 48 Notebooks
Folder 50 Translations
Folder 51 Reviews
Folder 52 Publicity and advertisement
Folder 53 Typescript with notes
Folder 54 Copy edited manuscript (original and photocopy)
Folder 55 Galley proof with notes
Folder 56 Galleys in page form, 01-07-87
Folder 57 Bound uncorrected proof
Folder 58 Camera copy
Folder 59 Cover proofs

Subseries 9. Leaving Another Kingdom, 1990

Folder 59 Typescript
Folder 60 Bound uncorrected proof (2 copies)
Folder 61 Galleys with cover

Subseries 10. Bread Without Sugar, 1992


Box 7
Folder 1 Sylvia
Folder 2 Three Hearts
Folder 3 My Death for Now
Folder 4 One Day an Arbor Vitae
Folder 5 Brain of My Heart
Folder 6 The Founder
Folder 7 The First Lewd Offering
Folder 8 Nice Mountain
Folder 9 Love is the Opposite
Folder 10 The Age of Strolling
Folder 11 Sending Back the Gloom
Folder 12 One Gift
Folder 13 First Day of Spring
Folder 14 R for Rosemary
Folder 15 How Would it Be?
Folder 16 Saving My Skin from Burning
Folder 17 Shouting
Folder 18 The Eyes Are Always Brown
Folder 19 A Song for Kenneth Burke
Folder 20 Aspiring to Music
Folder 21 Grinnell, Iowa
Folder 22 Ukrainian
Folder 23 Coleman Valley Road
Folder 24 What It Is Like
Folder 25 Two Daws
Folder 26 Her Right Eye Catches the Lavendar
Folder 27 His Song of the Green Willow
Folder 28 Those Things, and, If the Lark Had Thorns
Folder 29 The Smell of Death
Folder 30 Red with Pink
Folder 32 Someone Will Do It for Me
Folder 32 I Would Call It Derangement
Folder 33 The Thought of Heaven
Folder 34 Bread Without Sugar
Folder 35 Notes
Folder 36 Reviews and Translations
Folder 37 Correspondence with The Georgia Review
Folder 38 Correspondence with W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Folder 39 Typescript
Folder 40 Bound uncorrect proof (2 copies)
Folder 41 Unbound manuscript with printing notes
Folder 42 Master pages proof
Folder 43 Master galleys
Folder 44 Reproduction duplicates

Subseries 11. Odd Mercy, 1995


Box 8
Folder 1 Birthday
Folder 2 Odd Mercy
Folder 3 Blue
Folder 4 Bitter Thoughts
Folder 5 Ducks Are for Our Happiness
Folder 6 Diary
Folder 7 Mimi
Folder 8 Hinglish
Folder 9 Finding the Bush
Folder 10 Blacker Than Ever
Folder 11 Only Elegy
Folder 12 Ida
Folder 13 Small Sunflowers
Folder 14 The Jew and the Rooster Are One
Folder 15 Fleur
Folder 16 St. Mark's
Folder 17 Two Things
Folder 18 Knowledge
Folder 19 Sixteen Minutes
Folder 20 Essay on Rime
Folder 21 Hot Dog
Folder 22 Notebooks
Folder 23 Reviews
Folder 24 Correspondence with W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Folder 25 Typescript with notes
Folder 26 Bound uncorrected proof
Folder 27 Galley

Subseries 12. This Time: New and Selected Poems, 1998

Folder 28 December 1, 1994
Folder 29 Both of Them Were Sixty-Five
Folder 30 Memoirs
Folder 31 Lilacs for Ginsberg
Folder 32 Notes
Folder 33 List of Reviewers
Folder 34 Reviews
Folder 35 Publicity
Folder 36 Typescript
Folder 37 Proof
Folder 38 Galleys
Folder 39 1998 National Book Award for Poetry

Subseries 13. Last Blue, 2000


Box 9
Folder 1 Once of the Smallest
Folder 2 Pluma
Folder 3 Against The Crusades
Folder 4 Whatever Paris Meant
Folder 5 Someone to Watch Over Me
Folder 6 Wailing
Folder 7 An Explanation
Folder 8 Domestic
Folder 9 Light
Folder 10 The Sorrows
Folder 11 Progress and Poverty
Folder 12 Pennsylvania Bio
Folder 13 A Rose Between The Sheets
Folder 14 Swifts
Folder 15 About Women
Folder 16 Some Brown
Folder 17 Forsythia
Folder 18 The Music
Folder 19 Night
Folder 20 Drowning on the Pamet River
Folder 21 Mexican
Folder 22 Paris
Folder 23 March 27
Folder 24 The Dove's Neck
Folder 25 Sleep
Folder 26 The Joke
Folder 27 Snowdrop
Folder 28 December '98
Folder 29 Last Blue
Folder 30 Vision and What It Was
Folder 31 Kingdom
Folder 32 Notes
Folder 33 Notebooks
Folder 34 Notebooks
Folder 35 Reviews and Correspondence
Folder 36 Typescript with notes
Folder 37 Typescript with notes
Folder 38 Bound uncorrected proof
Folder 39 Master galleys, first pass
Folder 40 Master galleys, second pass
Folder 41 Master galleys, third Pass

Section: New Material Added, 2015

Folders 42-43 Early typescript with notes
Folder 44 Typescript with early changes
Folder 45 Typescript, marked up by Norton
Folder 46 Copyedited galley
Folder 47 Foul matter from Norton

Subseries 14. American Sonnets, 2002


Box 10
Folder 1 Winter Thirst
Folder 2 How a Word Can Breathe, and, September, 1999
Folder 3 June
Folder 4 Once
Folder 5 For the Bee
Folder 6 Alone
Folder 7 My Tenderness
Folder 8 You
Folder 9 Flexible Flyer
Folder 10 Beechview
Folder 11 The Inkspots
Folder 12 Peaches
Folder 13 Exordium and Terminus
Folder 14 Grass and Water
Folder 15 In Time
Folder 16 Sink
Folder 17 Mimi
Folder 18 All I Did for Him
Folder 19 Places You Wouldn't Believe
Folder 20 Pag
Folder 21 Hydrangea
Folder 22 Crosshatching
Folder 23 Spider
Folder 24 Dandelions
Folder 25 Hats
Folder 26 String Bean
Folder 27 Savel Kliatchko
Folder 28 Irishry
Folder 29 Grand Hotel
Folder 30 Sam and Morris
Folder 31 Burning
Folder 32 Studebaker
Folder 33 Standing Up
Folder 34 Cost
Folder 35 Still Burning
Folder 36 Samaritans
Folder 37 Roses
Folder 38 Letters
Folder 39 The Hammer
Folder 40 Hearts
Folder 41 Ted Rosenberg
Folder 42 Slash of Red
Folder 43 Egg, and, Justice
Folder 44 Notes
Folder 45 Notebooks
Folder 46 Reviews
Folder 47 Correspondence
Folder 48 Typescript
Folder 49 Corrected manuscript (2 copies)
Folder 50 Proofs, author's set
Folder 51 Proofs, master set
Folder 52 Galleys

Subseries 15. What I Can't Bear Losing, 2004

Folder 53 Introduction
Folder 54 Sunday
Folder 55 The Beacon
Folder 56 Remorse
Folder 57 First Rites
Folder 58 Some Secrets
Folder 59 Hotel du Centre
Folder 60 Vow of Silence
Folder 61 Paris Post
Folder 62 Blessed
Folder 63 The Sabbath
Folder 64 Bullet in My Neck
Folder 65 Ginsberg and I
Folder 66 Andy
Folder 67 Caves
Folder 68 Charity
Folder 69 Tree of Life
Folder 70 The Ring
Folder 71 Salesman
Folder 72 A Day Without The Jews
Folder 73 What I Have to Defend, What I Can't Bear Losing
Folder 74 Notes
Folder 75 Notebooks
Folder 76 Notebooks
Folder 77 Reviews
Folder 78 Publicity and advertisement
Folder 79 Correspondence with W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Folder 80 Typescript, part 1
Folder 81 Typescript, part 2
Folder 82 Copyright releases

Subseries 16. Everything Is Burning, 2005


Box 11
Folder 1 Strawberries
Folder 2 Matins
Folder 3 Google of Geese
Folder 4 The Perzola
Folder 5 The Cup
Folder 6 Billy in the Next Room
Folder 7 E.P. I
Folder 8 E.P. II
Folder 9 E.P. III
Folder 10 I Was in Charge
Folder 11 The 18th Street Book Fair
Folder 12 Berries of Death
Folder 13 Albatross I
Folder 14 Those Saucer that Were His Eyes
Folder 15 Dead Bat
Folder 16 Loving the Mirrors
Folder 17 Never Went to Birdland
Folder 18 Dr. Dunn
Folder 19 Suzanne
Folder 20 Tenderness
Folder 21 The Snow on the River
Folder 22 The Gulls
Folder 23 Dog That I Am
Folder 24 Sylvia
Folder 25 Hemingway's House
Folder 26 Just Say Goodbye to Mother
Folder 27 May 30
Folder 28 Jack
Folder 29 May Frick Be Damned
Folder 30 The Trent Lott, The McNamara Blues
Folder 31 Luck
Folder 32 The Tie
Folder 33 Stern Country
Folder 34 Bermuda
Folder 35 Bolero
Folder 36 Dumbbells
Folder 37 Stern Country
Folder 38 Gimbels
Folder 39 Worms
Folder 40 Trickle Down
Folder 41 Richard
Folder 42 Lilies
Folder 43 Cheese
Folder 44 Loyal Carp
Folder 45 Golden Rule
Folder 46 City of God
Folder 47 The Taste of Ducklings
Folder 48 L'Chaim
Folder 49 Cigars
Folder 50 Good Boy
Folder 51 Harold and I
Folder 52 Shouldering
Folder 53 Bejewels
Folder 54 My Sister's Funeral
Folder 55 The Red is Fuschia
Folder 56 Anti-Goose
Folder 57 My First Shriek
Folder 58 One of My Legs
Folder 59 Bio
Folder 60 Moon
Folder 61 Battle of the Bulge
Folder 62 Mars
Folder 63 Thought
Folder 64 Desnos
Folder 65 Plank Road
Folder 66 Driven
Folder 67 Twenty-Five Cents
Folder 68 Brain of Magellan
Folder 69 Shepherd
Folder 70 Corsets
Folder 71 Sacco, Vanzetti
Folder 72 Whoso
Folder 73 Homesick
Folder 74 The Law
Folder 75 She Was a Dove
Folder 76 Notes
Folder 77 Notebooks
Folder 78 Reviews
Folder 79 Correspondence with W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Folder 80 Copy of original typescript
Folder 81 Revised typescript
Folder 82 Master typescript
Folder 83 Author's reference copy
Folder 84 First pass proofs
Folder 85 Master galleys
Folder 86 Master galleys, author's copy

Subseries 17. Not God After All, 2004

Folder 87 Drafts of Introduction
Folder 88 Drafts of A Fire I Understand (original title)
Folder 89 Notes
Folder 90 Reviews
Folder 91 Autumn House Press
Folder 92 Proofs

Subseries 18. Underground Dancing, 1999

Folder 93 Underground Dancing

Subseries 19. The Preacher, 2007


Box 12
Folder 1 Preacher typescript 3, with notes
Folder 2 Preacher typescript 4, with notes
Folder 3 Preacher typescript with corrections made
Folder 4 Preacher typescript with edits made
Folder 5 Final Preacher typescript
Folder 6 Ecclesiastes as witness: a personal essay
Folder 7 Vogelsang
Folder 8 Untitled poem
Folder 9 Notebooks
Folder 10 American Poetry Review
Folder 11 Correspondence with Sarabande Books
Folder 12 First pass proofs
Folder 13 Second pass proofs

Subseries 20. New Material Added 2014,

Scope and Content Notes:

Poems are arranged alphabetically, except for full drafts and typescripts of the book, which are arranged according to the publishing process.

Section: Save the Last Dance, 2008


Box 45
Folder 1 59 N. Sitgreaves
Folder 2 Asphodel
Folder 3 Bill Matthews
Folder 4 Cooper Union
Folder 5 Death by Wind
Folder 6 Diogenes
Folder 7 Dream III
Folder 8 Flute II
Folder 9 Glut
Folder 10 Jackknife
Folder 11 He Again
Folder 12 His Name
Folder 13 Lorca
Folder 14 Love
Folder 15 Love Box
Folder 16 My Dear
Folder 17 One Day
Folder 18 Rapture Lost
Folder 19 Rukeyser
Folder 20 Save the Last Dance for Me
Folder 21 Stomachs
Folder 22 Traveling Backward
Folder 23 The Truth
Folder 24 Unidentified Poem
Folder 25 Wordsworth
Folder 26 Research for "The Preacher," 2007
Folders 27-29 Notebook of Rough Drafts and Notes
Folder 30 Photocopies of pages from notebooks of rough drafts with notes
Folder 31 Second and Third Drafts
Folder 32 Norton Copyedited Manuscript, 2007
Folder 33 Typescript with Edits
Folder 34 Front Matter
Folder 35 Norton Page Proof, 1st Pass, 2007
Folder 36 Norton Page Proof, 2nd Pass, 2007
Folder 37 Galley
Folder 38 Correspondence, Reviews, and Publication Information, 2007-2009

Section: What I Can't Bear Losing, 2009

Folder 39 Against Whistling, various drafts with edits
Folder 40 Burning Money, research
Folder 41 Burning Money, drafts and notebook, 2008
Folder 42 A Guest at the World's Table
Folder 43 A Guest at the World's Table, submitted as My Father for the anthologie, Growing Up Jewish, 2004
Folder 44 Mother's Day, various drafts with edits
Folder 45 Music with Barbara Ras's edits, 2008
Folder 46 Nostalgia, research for rewrite that did not happen, 2008
Folder 47 Plain Talk
Folder 48 Ruth, various drafts with edits
Folder 49 William Carlos Williams, notebook and various drafts, 2007
Folder 50 Research
Folder 51 Old essays, reworked
Folder 52 Composition book and small notebook
Folder 53 Photocopy of contents of notebook
Folder 54 Drafts of Essays, edited by Barbara Ras and correspondence with Ras, 2008
Folder 55 Copyedited penultimate drafts
Folder 56 Drafts of introduction
Folder 57 Rejected essays, 2009
Folder 58-59 Copyedited manuscript
Folder 60 Correspondence regarding book design, 2009

Section: Early Collected Poems, 2010

Scope and Content Notes:

Early Collected Poems includes Stern's first six books of poetry: Rejoicings, Lucky Life, The Red Coal, Paradise Poems, Lovesick, and Bread Without Sugar. The series includes mostly foul matter from Norton.


Box 46
Folders 1-3 Master with foul matter, 2009
Folders 4-5 First pass with foul matter from Norton, 2009
Folders 6-7 First pass with Stern's changes, 2009
Folders 8-9 Second pass with foul matter from Norton, 2009
Folders 10-11 Second pass with Stern's changes, undated
Folder 12 Significant changes made to poems by Stern, 2009
Folder 13 Author's questionnaire for marketing and author memo to production, 2009
Folders 14-15 Third pass with foul matter from Norton, 2010
Folder 16 Third pass with Stern's changes
Folder 17 Fouth pass, including only front matter and index, 2010
Folder 18 Fifth pass including only front matter and index, 2010
Folder 19 Copyedited manuscript, 2010
Folder 20 Notes concerning index, 2010
Folder 21 Portion of index, 2010

Section: Stealing History, 2012

Scope and Content Notes:

A majority of this series includes Stern's research which consists of printouts of Wikipedia articles, organized alphabetically. Only those Wikipedia articles marked with Stern's notes were retained. For unmaked articles, a list was produced and is included in the series. The series also includes notes and various drafts of sections and full manuscripts, organized according to the publishing process.

Note that there is a notebook for In Beauty Bright that contains some drafts for Stealing History, located in subseries 24.

Folder 22 Arshile Gorky
Folder 23 Bialystoker
Folder 24 Bosnian War
Folder 25 Caravaggio
Folder 26 Christianity
Folder 27 Haiti
Folder 28 Hijackers
Folder 29 History of Jews in Poland
Folder 30 Humor
Folder 31 Israel
Folder 32 James Schuyler
Folder 33 Judaism
Folder 34 Lucille Clifton
Folder 35 Martin Niemoller
Folder 36 Meister Eckhart
Folder 37 Miscellaneous

Box 47
Folder 1 Quilts of Gees Bend
Folder 2 Rwandan Genocide
Folder 3 Stanley McChrystal
Folder 4 Travel
Folder 5 Ukraine
Folder 6 War in Darfur
Folder 7 The Zone, drafts and research (not published),
Folder 8 List of printed Wikipedia and newspaper articles that did not contain Stern's notes,
Folders 9-10 Loose drafts
Folder 11 Notebook of drafts and loose notes
Folders 12-15 Notebooks of rough drafts
Folder 16 Notes
Folder 17 Permissions, 2011
Folders 18-19 Complete draft with edits,
Folder 20 Draft of chapter breakdown
Folders 21-22 Draft, final major changes
Folders 23-26 Drafts of sections with edits
Folder 27 Draft version A
Folder 28 Draft version B
Folder 29 Draft version C
Folder 30 Draft version D
Folders 31-32 Last manuscript with Stern's final edits
Folder 33 Manuscript with Stern's and Barbara Ras's edits

Box 48
Folder 1 Manuscript with Stern's and Barbara Ras's edits
Folders 2-3 Proof with corrections
Folder 4 Style sheet and word list, 2011
Folders 5-8 Trinity University Press foul matter
Folder 9 Versions of chapter breakdown

Section: In Beauty Bright, 2012

Folder 10 Eleanor, 2007
Folders 11-12 Handwritten drafts and notes
Folder 13 Notebook of rough drafts, notes, and drawings. Includes some drafts from Stealing History
Folder 14 Rejected poems
Folder 15 Two Graces, 2009
Folder 16 Revised drafts
Folder 17 Copyedited manuscript from Norton with Stern's last changes
Folder 18 Front matter

Section: I (unpublished),

Folder 19 Research
Folder 20 Notebook of rough drafts, including drafts for In Beauty Bright
Folder 21 Rough drafts
Folder 22 Rough drafts with revisions

Series II. Articles, Essays, Lectures, Workshops and Other Projects 1980s-1990s

Scope and Content Notes:

This series comprises materials from Stern's editorship of American Jewish Poetry Anthology as well as notes, research and drafts of various articles and essays written by Stern, including records pertaining to lectures and talks given by Stern. There are three subseries. New material was added to this series in 2015.

Subseries 1. Articles

Folder 14 Jewish Encyclopedia
Folder 15 Jewish Encyclopedia
Folder 16 Jewish Encyclopedia
Folder 17 American Jewish Poetry
Folder 18 American Jewish Poetry

Subseries 2. Essays

Folder 19 Research for Notes from the River
Folder 20 Drafts of Notes from the River
Folder 21 Notes from the River, Column 2
Folder 22 Correspondence concerning Notes on the River
Folder 23 Drafts of Nostalgia
Folder 24 East Liberty notes
Folder 25 Sabbath
Folder 26 Port Authority
Folder 27 Some Secrets
Folder 28 Living in Ruin
Folder 29 Caves
Folder 30 Essay on Heaven
Folder 31 Essay on Music
Folder 32 Chanty
Folder 33 Research for essay on Gil Orlovitz
Folder 34 Miss Pink at Last
Folder 35 Correspondence concerning Orlovitz essay
Folder 36 Tilting the Universe
Folder 37 Notebook
Folder 38 Research material on Mourning
Folder 39 Research material on Anti-Semitism
Folder 40 Research material on James Wright
Folder 41 Research material on Edith Stein

Section: New Material Added 2014,

Scope and Content Notes:

New material consists of extra files from APR essays and older essays that were not published in APR as well as newer essays.

Section: Notes from the River


Box 48
Folder 23 The Bombing, 1986
Folder 24 Caves, 1987
Folder 25 Coming of Age, 1983
Folder 26 Correspondence, notes, and drafts of unpublished essays, 1979-1988
Folder 27 First and second Column the appeared in APR, 1979
Folder 28 Future of Asbury Park, 1985
Folder 29 Grossman's Lament, undated
Folder 30 Honeysuckle, 1983
Folder 31 Notebook of rough drafts, undated
Folder 32 Polarity, undated
Folder 33 The Sabbath, 1984
Folder 34 Some Secrets, originally published in In Praise of What Persists, 1983
Folder 35 Some Thoughts on God's Grandeur, undated
Folder 36 Unpublished manuscript that includes essays from Notes From the River, undated

Section: Essays, general


Box 49
Folder 1 Andy, essay on Andy Warhol,
Folder 2 Bud Schulberg rememberance for Norton Poetry website, 2009
Folder 3 December Thirtieth, undated
Folder 4 Essay on Hart Crane's "Eternity," for "The Poem the Changed my Life" in American Poets magazine, 2012
Folder 5 Essay on Jack Gilbert and Richard Hazley, undated
Folder 6 Essay on Jean Valentine for American Poets magazine, undated
Folder 7 Essay on Muriel Rukeyer for Poetry magazine, 2012
Folder 8 Essay on Muriel Rukeyser's poem, St. Roach, for Field magazine, undated
Folder 9 Essay on Peter Feldstein for The Oxford Photography Project, undated
Folder 10 Essay on Poet Laureateship, undated
Folder 11 Explanation of poem, Dream IV, for Best American Poety, 2011
Folder 12 Explanation of poem, Places You Wouldn't Believe, for Poetry East, undated
Folder 13 Explanation of poem, Stoop, 2010
Folder 14 For Night to Come, version that appeared in 45 Contemporary Poems, with discussion questions and Stern's responses, 1985
Folder 15 Introduction to Aliki Barnstone's, The Collected Poems C.P. Cavafy, 2006
Folder 16 Introduction to E.J. Garcia's Your Bright Hand, 2011
Folder 17 Introduction to Ross Gay's Against Which, 2005
Folder 18 Lucille Clifton tribute, 2010
Folder 19 Marks of Pain, Marks of Love: The Appreciation of Aghios, essay on Peter Feldstein, undated
Folder 20 More Major, essay on Roethke's, The Chums, for Field, 1995
Folder 21 The Morosco, with recent edits, originally appeared in Notes from the River, undated
Folder 22 Nowhere USA, essay on William Matthew's poem, Morningside Heights, 2005
Folder 23 Phil Levine rememberance, 2012
Folder 24 Poetry Itself, essay on Linda Gregg, undated
Folder 25 Portion of the essay Caves, originally titled Leaf, undated
Folder 26 The Quarrel, essay on Stephan Dunn's poem, Don't Do That, 2013
Folder 27 Retrospective on Paul Matthews, undated
Folder 28 Review of Arthur Vogelsang's, Left Wing of a Bird, 2003
Folder 29 Statement for Seven Habits of Highly Effective Poets, undated
Folder 30 Ted Solotaroff rememberance, 2008
Folder 31 A Toy World, introduction to Illana Shmueli's Towards Babel, 2013
Folder 32 Wedding statement for David and Diane, 2005

Subseries 3. Lectures, Workshops and Other Project


Box 13
Folder 1 Thoughts for talks
Folder 2 Poetry selections for readings
Folder 3 Poems for talks
Folder 4 Domestic poetry lecture
Folder 5 Poetry and Subversion notes
Folder 6 Stern's statements on his poems
Folder 7 Notes for a talk on writing programs
Folder 8 Amazon.Com's Millenium Poem Project
Folder 9 Content in Poetry talk
Folder 10 Pound and Paradise lecture
Folder 11 Poetry and Anthropology lecture
Folder 12 Speech for New York high school students
Folder 13 Lecture on Justice and Injustice
Folder 14 Talk on Persona
Folder 15 Lecture on Healing
Folder 16 Coleridge Lecture, New School
Folder 17 Sonnet Class material
Folder 18 Oxford photography project
Folder 19 Introduction to Crossing Limits
Folder 20 Poetry East essay
Folder 21 Stern film
Folder 22 Essays on Growing Up, 1949 versus 1987
Folder 23 Poet's Project in Philadelphia
Folder 24 Canthara: essays on W. C. Williams
Folder 25 Essay on class about Matthew Arnold
Folder 26 Three Rivers - Ten Years
Folder 27 Paris essay
Folder 28 Lecture on What Coheres
Folder 29 Myself and Walt Whitman
Folder 30 Introduction to Ploughshares
Folder 31 A Few words on form
Folder 32 Stern on Stern
Folder 33 A Seer: essay on Baja
Folder 34 Life Is Not a River
Folder 35 Essay on For Night to Come
Folder 36 Nicaragua
Folder 37 What Is A Poet?
Folder 38 Karl Stirner
Folder 39 Filling the Page
Folder 40 Roethke
Folder 41 Linda Gregg
Folder 42 Lou Asekolf
Folder 43 Galway Kinnell
Folder 44 Muriel Rukeyser
Folder 45 Allen Grossman
Folder 46 Kathleen Pierce
Folder 47 Susan Mitchell
Folder 48 Bob Haas
Folder 49 Brenda Hillman
Folder 50 Stanley Kunitz
Folder 51 Hayden Carruth
Folder 52 Bob Behr
Folder 53 W. S. Mirwin
Folder 54 Chris Davis
Folder 55 Bill Matthews
Folder 56 Liz Stout
Folder 57 Li-Young Lee
Folder 58 Deborah Digges
Folder 59 Stanley Plumley

Section: New Material Added 2014,


Box 49
Folder 33 Pure and Impure Poetry, delivered at the Academy of Americna Poets Forum, October 17, 2009
Folder 34 Research for talk, The Anxiety of I, delivered at the Chancellor's Forum, 2008
Folder 35 The X Factor, delivered in the California foothills, 2008

Subseries 4. Interviews 1981-2012

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains photocopies of published interviews, mostly from journals. Many of the files include transcripts of the interviews and drafts with edits made by Stern as well as correspondence with those that interviewed Stern.

Folder 36 Affection for the World: A Conversation with Gerald Stern," Penn State News, 2006
Folder 37 A Conversation with Gerald Stern, Rattle, 2003
Folder 38 A Conversation with Gerald Stern, Fourth Genre, 2003
Folder 39 A Conversation with Gerald Stern, Willow Spring, 2003
Folder 40 Dictionary of Literary Biography, by Chard deNiord, 1991
Folder 41 Explaining, Explaining: A Conversation with Gerald Stern, Boulevard, 1992
Folder 42 Feelings, 1997
Folder 43 Five Questions: An Interview with Gerald Stern, CutBank, 1995
Folder 44 Gerald Stern: A Rebel Poet Speaks about Memory, Propriety, Sonnets, MFA Programs, and Joy, Drexel Online Journal (includes CD of interview), 2003
Folder 45 Gerald Stern Speaking, Akros, 1983
Folder 46 Gerald Stern: Ten Poems and an Interview, American Poetry Review, 1984
Folder 47 A God in the House: Poets Talk About Faith, 2011
Folder 48 Good News, Bad News: An Interview with Gerald Stern, Delicious Imaginations: Conversations with Contemporary Writers, 1997
Folder 49 I Knew Some of Them, But They All Knew Me: Interview with Gerald Stern, Zone 3, 2012
Folder 50 Interview at New England College, interviewed by Li-Young Lee and Chard deNiord, 2003
Folder 51 Interview with Gerald Stern, Iowa Review, 2 editions, 1989, 2000
Folder 52 An Interview with Gerald Stern, South Florida Poetry Review, 1992
Folder 53 An Interview with Gerald Stern, The Writer's Chronicle, 2012
Folder 54 An Interview with Gerald Stern, Yarrow, 1981
Folder 55 The Literary Interview as Public Performance, Culture and Society, 2013
Folder 56 Lucky Life: An Interview with Gerald Stern, Faultline, 1998
Folder 57 Meaning & Memory: Interviews with Fourteen Jewish Poets, 1996-2001
Folder 58 Melanie Greenhouse Interview, 2008
Folder 59 Miscellaneous correspondence regarding interviews, 1996-2004
Folder 60 Number Your Answers: An Interview with Gerald Stern, Writer's Chronicle, 2006
Folder 61 Paradise? An Interview with Gerald Stern," Chicago Literary Review, 1984
Folder 62 The Paris Years: 1949-1950, interview by Juan Felipe Herrera, 2011-2012
Folder 63 Passwords Primeval: 20 American Poets in Their Own Words, 2009-2010
Folder 64 A Poet of the Mind, Poetry East, 1988
Folder 65 The Poetry of Constant Renewal and Celebration, The Missouri Review, 1981
Folder 66 Rumpus Interview with Gerald Stern, 2010
Folder 67 Smith College Interview, 2012
Folder 68 Splendor in the Weeds: An Interview with Gerald Stern, Text and Performance Quarterly, 1996
Folder 69 You Must Ruin Your Life: An Interview with Gerald Stern, Lyric, 2003

Series III. Drawings 1950s-1990s

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains drawings done mostly by G. Stern from the 1950s through the 1990s. This does not include the drawings that appeared in his bok of drawings, Dancing with Tears in My Eyes(2014).

Folder 60 Cartoons and sketches
Folder 61 Cartoons and sketches
Folder 62 Other art work
Folder 63 Printed sketches
Folder 64 Artwork by others

Series IV. Correspondence 1950s-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of correspondence to and from G. Stern, arranged in thirteen subseries by type of correspondent. (Note that Stern himself designated these "types".) Each subseries is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent. Dates range from the 1950s through 2012. New materials was added to this series in 2015.

Subseries 1. Family 1950s-2007


Box 14
Folder 1 Stern, David
Folder 2 Stern, Ida
Folder 3 Stern, Ida
Folder 4 Stern, Ida
Folder 5 Stern, Patricia
Folder 6 Stern, Rachel

Section: New Material Added 2014, 2007-2011


Box 50
Folder 1 Stern, David, 2007-2009
Folder 2 Stern-Martin, Rachel, 2009-2011
Folder 3 Extended Family Members, 2010-2011

Subseries 2. Significant Others 1980s-2007


Box 14
Folder 7 Apatovsky, Patricia
Folder 8 Bartas-Smith, Nancy
Folder 9 Beeman, Robin
Folder 10 Buzzetta, Joanne
Folder 11 Carmichael, Lorraine
Folder 12 Crow, Mary
Folder 13 Davinoff, Linda
Folder 14 Finkelstein, Caroline
Folder 15 Freund, Diane, 1982-1988
Folder 16 Freund, Diane, 1989-2006
Folder 17 Greene, Patty
Folder 18 Griffith, Pat
Folder 19 Henley, Patricia
Folder 20 Hurwitz, Ellen
Folder 21 "Irena"
Folder 22 Liebricht, Sauvegnon
Folder 23 Macari, Anne Marie
Folder 24 MacDougall, Jo
Folder 25 McCormick, Nora
Folder 26 McKinney, Irene
Folder 27 "Mavis"
Folder 28 Mendel, Olga
Folder 29 Rago, Juliet
Folder 30 Rock, Judy, 1977-1989
Folder 31 Rock, Judy, 1990-1992
Folder 32 Robinson, Judith R.
Folder 33 Rukeyser, Muriel

Box 15
Folder 1 Sharrow, Sheba
Folder 2 Smith, Nancy
Folder 3 Sussman, Harriet
Folder 4 Taylor, Rae Marie
Folder 5 Thomas, Abigail
Folder 6 Trimble, Dranda
Folder 7 Wayne, Jane
Folder 8 White, Sarah
Folder 9 Yerushalmi, Oprah
Folder 10 Zak, Victoria

Subseries 3. Friends and Acquaintances 1950s-2007

Folder 11 A
Folder 12 B
Folder 13 C
Folder 14 D
Folder 15 E-G
Folder 16 H-J
Folder 17 K
Folder 18 L
Folder 19 M
Folder 20 N-O

Box 16
Folder 1 P-Q
Folder 2 R
Folder 3 Sa-Sl
Folder 4 Sm-Sz
Folder 5 T-V
Folder 6 W-Z

Section: New Material Added 2014,


Box 50
Folder 4 Bernat, Edwina, 2007-2011
Folder 5 Ceniza, Sherry, 2008-2009
Folder 6 Coe, Bruce, 2009
Folder 7 Drew, Naomi, 2009
Folder 8 Holt, Rush, 2009
Folder 9 Mazur, Gail, 2008?
Folder 10 McVey, Scott & Hela, 2010
Folder 11 Musher, Noah, 2008-2009
Folder 12 Sigstedt, Val, 2008-2012
Folder 13 Weingart, Reva, 2006-2009

Subseries 4. Robert Summers 1960s-1971

Folder 7 Letters from R. Summers to G. Stern
Folder 8 Letter from R. Summers to his wife
Folder 9 Eulogies on R. Summers
Folder 10 Typescript of The Demented
Folder 11 Typescript of Florence Hobbes
Folder 12 Typescript of The Paris Exercise
Folder 13 Typescript of chapters 1-10 of The Swindle

Subseries 5. Politicians 1980-2006

Folder 14 Rush Holt 2002-2006
Folder 15 Ed Koch 2002
Folder 16 Dick Thornburgh 1980

Subseries 6. Requests for Poems, Reviews of Other Poets' Works, Participation in Projects, etc. 1970s-2007

Folder 17 Readings, Events, Projects, etc.
Folder 18 Reviews, Poems, Essays, etc
Folder 19 Introductions
Folder 20 Anthologies, 1979-1994
Folder 21 Anthologies, 1995-2007

Box 17
Folder 1 Journals, A
Folder 2 Journals, B-F
Folder 3 Journals, G-L
Folder 4 Journals, M-O
Folder 5 Journals, Pa-Pn
Folder 6 Journals, Po-Q
Folder 7 Journals, R-T
Folder 8 Journals, U-Z

Section: New Material Added 2014,


Box 50
Folder 14 Audio Visual Projects, 2007-2009
Folder 15 Anthologies etc., 2003-2012
Folder 16 Magazines/Poems & Prose, 1997-2012
Folder 17 Requests for Previews and Introductions, 2007-2008

Subseries 7. Well-Known Poets 1940s-2007


Box 18
Folder 1 Ackerman, Diane
Folder 2 Addonisio, Kim
Folder 3 Asekoff, Louis
Folder 4 Banks, Russell
Folder 5 Baraka, Amiri
Folder 6 Barnstone, Aliki
Folder 7 Barnstone, Willis
Folder 8 Bell, Marvin
Folder 9 Black, Sophie Cabot
Folder 10 Bly, Robert
Folder 11 Boruch, Marianne
Folder 12 Busch, Frederick
Folder 13 Carruth, Hayden
Folder 14 Clover, Joshua
Folder 15 Codrescu, Andrei
Folder 16 Coleman, Wanda
Folder 17 Collier, Michael
Folder 18 Collins, Billy
Folder 19 Connellan, Leo
Folder 20 Cooper, Jane
Folder 21 Creeley, robert
Folder 22 Derricotte, Toi
Folder 23 Dickey, James
Folder 24 Digges, Deborah
Folder 25 Doty, Mary
Folder 26 Dove, Rita
Folder 27 Dungy, Camille
Folder 28 Dunn, Stephen
Folder 29 Emanuel, Lynn
Folder 30 Espoda, Martin
Folder 31 Gallagher, Tess
Folder 32 Gander, Forrest
Folder 33 Garrison, Deborah
Folder 34 Gay, Ross
Folder 35 Gilbert, Jack
Folder 36 Ginsburg, Allen
Folder 37 Gluck, Louise
Folder 38 Goldbarth, Albert
Folder 39 Graham, Jorie
Folder 40 Gregg, Linda
Folder 41 Grossman, Allen
Folder 42 Haba, Jim
Folder 43 Hacker, Marilyn
Folder 44 Hall, Donald
Folder 45 Halpern, Daniel
Folder 46 Hamill, Sam
Folder 47 Harper, Michael
Folder 48 Hazley, Richard - letters to
Folder 49 Hazley, Richard - letters from
Folder 50 Herrera, Juan Felipe
Folder 51 Heyen, Bill
Folder 52 Hicok, Bob
Folder 53 Hillman, Brenda
Folder 54 Hirsch, Edward
Folder 55 Hirshfield, Jane
Folder 56 Hoagland, Tony
Folder 57 Honga, Garrett
Folder 58 Howard, Richard
Folder 59 Ignatow, David
Folder 60 Justice, Donald
Folder 61 Kasdorf, Julia
Folder 62 Katrovas, Richard
Folder 63 Kaufman, Shirley
Folder 64 Kessler, Milton
Folder 65 Kinnell, Galway
Folder 66 Kizer, Carolyn
Folder 67 Koestenbaum, Phyllis
Folder 68 Knight, Etheridge
Folder 69 Kulick, Bill and Kunitz, Stanley
Folder 70 Lauterbach, Ann
Folder 71 Larkin, Joan
Folder 72 Laux, Dorianne
Folder 73 Lee, Li-Young
Folder 74 Levertov, Denise
Folder 75 Levine, Philip
Folder 76 Levine, Philip
Folder 77 Levine, Philip
Folder 78 Levine, Philip
Folder 79 Levis, Larry
Folder 80 Lindeman, Jack
Folder 81 Louis, Adrian C.
Folder 82 Lux, Thomas

Box 19
Folder 1 Macari, Anne Marie
Folder 2 MacDonald, Cynthia
Folder 3 MacDiarmid, Hugh
Folder 4 Marshall, Jack
Folder 5 Martinez, Dionesio D.
Folder 6 Matthews, Bill
Folder 7 McCartney, Paul
Folder 8 McHugh, Heather
Folder 9 Mead, Jane
Folder 10 Meredith, William
Folder 11 Merwin, William
Folder 12 Mills, Ralph
Folder 13 Mitchell, Susan
Folder 14 Moore, Honor
Folder 15 Mullen, Laura
Folder 16 Muske, Carol
Folder 17 Myers, Jack
Folder 18 Nurske, Dennis
Folder 19 Nye, Naomi Shihab
Folder 20 Oates, Joyce Carol
Folder 21 O'Driscoll, Dennis
Folder 22 Olds, Sharon
Folder 23 Oliver, Mary
Folder 24 Orlovitz, Gil
Folder 25 Orr, Greg
Folder 26 Ostriker, Alicia
Folder 27 Parini, Joy
Folder 28 Pastan, Linda
Folder 29 Phillips, Carl
Folder 30 Pierce, Kathleen
Folder 31 Piercy, Marge
Folder 32 Pinsker, Sanford
Folder 33 Pinsky, Robert
Folder 34 Pletzinger, Thomas
Folder 35 Plumly, Stanley
Folder 36 Prose, Francine
Folder 37 Purpura, Lia
Folder 38 Ramke, Bin
Folder 39 Ray, David
Folder 40 Rector, Liam
Folder 41 Redel, Victoria
Folder 42 Reiss, James
Folder 43 Revell, Donald
Folder 44 Rivard, David
Folder 45 Roberts, Leonard R.
Folder 46 Rumkorf, Peter
Folder 47 Ryan, Michael
Folder 48 Sadoff, Ira
Folder 49 Salamun, Tomaz
Folder 50 Schulman, Grace
Folder 51 Schwartz, Lynne Sharon
Folder 52 Seshadri, Vijay
Folder 53 Simic, Charles
Folder 54 Simpson, Louis
Folder 55 Smith, Bruce
Folder 56 Smith, Charlie
Folder 57 Snyder, Gary
Folder 58 Soto, Gary
Folder 59 Spark, Muriel
Folder 60 Strand, Mark
Folder 61 St. John, David
Folder 62 Summers, Robert
Folder 63 Svoboda, Terese
Folder 64 Troupe, Quincy
Folder 65 Twitcell, Chase
Folder 66 Valentine, Jean
Folder 67 Voigt, Ellen
Folder 68 Vogelsang, Arthur
Folder 69 Wakoski, Diane
Folder 70 Waters, Michael
Folder 71 Weaver, Afaa Michael
Folder 72 Weigl, Bruce
Folder 73 Willard, Nancy
Folder 74 Willeford, Charles
Folder 75 Williams, Charles K.
Folder 76 Wilner, Eleanor
Folder 77 Wright, Annie
Folder 78 Wright, Charles
Folder 79 Wright, James
Folder 80 Young Bear, Ray
Folder 81 Zagjewski, Adam
Folder 82 Zimmer, Paul

Section: New Material Added 2014,


Box 50
Folder 18 Asekoff, L.S., 2009-2010
Folder 19 Barbarese, Joe, 2009-2010
Folder 20 Barnstone, Willis, 2007-2012
Folder 21 Bauer, Curtis, 2007-2012
Folder 22 Beatty, Jan, 2010
Folder 23 Beisch, June
Folder 24 Bell, Marvin, 2011
Folder 25 Boutelle, Anne, 2011-2012
Folder 26 Briccetti, Lee, 2010
Folder 27 Buckley, Christopher, 2008-2012
Folder 28 Budy, Andrea Hollander, 2009
Folder 29 Burkard, Michael, 2007-2009
Folder 30 Cole, Peter, 2007-2012
Folder 31 Collier, Michael, 2009-2012
Folder 32 Collins, Billy, 1997
Folder 33 del Vecchio, Gloria, 2011
Folder 34 de Niord, Chard, 2006-2012
Folder 35 Dernier, Ann, 2007-2012
Folder 36 Derricote, Toi, 2009-2012
Folder 37 Desht, Martin, 2008-2012
Folder 38 Dickman, Matthew, 2008
Folder 39 Doty, Mark, 2011
Folder 40 Dove, Rita, 2011
Folder 41 Dunn, Stephen, 2008
Folder 42 Espada, Martin, 2007
Folder 43 Friedman, Jeff, 2010-2012
Folder 44 Garrison, Deborah, 2009
Folder 45 Gaspar, Frank, 2006-2012
Folder 46 Gay, Ross, 2009-2012
Folder 47 Gilbert, Jack, 2008
Folder 48 Goldbarth, Albert
Folder 49 Goodrich, Christopher, 2007-2010
Folder 50 Graham, Jorie
Folder 51 Gregg, Linda, 2009-2011
Folder 52 Gubernat, Susan, 2007-2008
Folder 53 Haba, Jim and Erica, 2010
Folder 54 Hacker, Marilyn, 2009-2010
Folder 55 Hahn, Kimiko
Folder 56 Hall, Judith, 2007
Folder 57 Hamilton, David, 2007
Folder 58 Heyan, Bill, 2004
Folder 59 Hirsch, Edward, 2008-2011
Folder 60 Hirschfield, June, 2007-2011
Folder 61 Hoagland, Tony, 2007-2009
Folder 62 Howell, Rebecca, 2008-2011
Folder 63 Jackson, Rick, 2008-2009
Folder 64 Kaminsky, Ilya, 2007-2012
Folder 65 Katrovas, Richard, 2007-2010
Folder 66 Keys, Kerry, 2007-2011
Folder 67 Kirby, David, 2008-2010
Folder 68 Kinnell, Galway and Bobby Bristol, 2011-2012
Folder 69 Longstroth, Gail, 2012
Folder 70 Larkin, Joan, 2009-2011
Folder 71 Laux, Dorianne, 2007-2012
Folder 72 Lee, Li-Young, 2007-2009
Folder 73 Lehman, David, 2010
Folder 74 Lempert, Norbert
Folder 75 Levi, Jan Heller, 2007-2012
Folder 76 Levin, Lynn, 2007-2009
Folder 77 Levin, Phillis, 2011-2012
Folder 78 Levine, Philip, 2007-2012
Folder 79 Levis, Larry
Folder 80 Lipton, Rob, 2011
Folder 81 Logghe, Joan
Folder 82 Longenbach, James, 2008
Folder 83 Longley, Michael, 2000
Folder 84 Lux, Thomas, 2008
Folder 85 Lynch, Alessandra, 2005-2008
Folder 86 Lyman, Henry, 2007-2012
Folder 87 Macari, Anne Marie, 2002-2012
Folder 88 Marcus, Morton, 2008
Folder 89 Marshall, Jack, 2007-2012
Folder 90 Matthews, Sebastian, 2006-2009
Folder 91 McCullough, Laura, 2011
Folder 92 McDougal, Jo, 2007
Folder 93 McGrath, Campbell, 2009-2011
Folder 94 McHugh, Heather, 2007-2011
Folder 95 McKee, Louis
Folder 96 Mead, Jane, 2008-2012
Folder 97 Milar, Joe
Folder 98 Mitchell, Susan, 2009
Folder 99 Morling, Malena, 2007-2009
Folder 100 Moscaliuc, Mihaela, 2009-2012
Folder 101 Moss, Stanley, 2010-2012
Folder 102 Muldoon, Paul, 2009-2010
Folder 103 Murray, Joan
Folder 104 Nathanson, Roy, 2011-2012
Folder 105 Ochester, Ed
Folder 106 O'Donnell, Mutt, 2008-2009
Folder 107 Olds, Shavon, 2010
Folder 108 Oresick, Peter, 1991-2012
Folder 109 Ostriker, Alicia, 2009-2012
Folder 110 Pasternack, Gary, 2008-2011
Folder 111 Peirce, Kathleen, 2011-2012
Folder 112 Pinsky, Robert, 2011
Folder 113 Pletzinger, Thomas, 2004-2013
Folder 114 Plumly, Stanley, 2007
Folder 115 Posner, Martha, 2007-2011
Folder 116 Purpura, Lia, 2008
Folder 117 Redel, Victoria, 2008-2012
Folder 118 Reese, Henry, 2008
Folder 119 Revell, David, 2011
Folder 120 Richards, Peter, 2008-2011
Folder 121 Rigsbee, David, 2009-2010
Folder 122 Robbins, Doren, 2007-2012
Folder 123 Rohrer, Matthew, 2011-2012
Folder 124 Roffman, Rosaly, 2011
Folder 125 Rosal, Patrick, 2011

Box 51
Folder 1 Sadoff, Ira, 2005-2012
Folder 2 Schultz, Philip, 2008-2010
Folder 3 Schwartz, Howard, 2010
Folder 4 Setton, Ruth, 2007-2011
Folder 5 Sexton, Megan, 2008-2010
Folder 6 Shulman, Grace, 2007-2010
Folder 7 Simon, Maurya, 2009
Folder 8 Smith, Bruce, 2012
Folder 9 Soldofsky, Alan, 2007-2010
Folder 10 Stewart, Jack, 2008
Folder 11 Stone, Bianca, 2012
Folder 12 Stone, Ruth, 2009-2010
Folder 13 Stricker, Meredith, 2008-2010
Folder 14 Svobada, Terese, 2012
Folder 15 Swenson, Karen, 2007-2011
Folder 16 Tiger, Madeline
Folder 17 Timpane, John, 2012
Folder 18 Turner, Brian, 2008-2010
Folder 19 Valentine, Jean, 2007-2012
Folder 20 Vogelsang, Arthur, 2007-2012
Folder 21 Voight, Ellen Bryant, 2008
Folder 22 Vollmer, Judith, 2007-2012
Folder 23 Waldman, Anne, 2008
Folder 24 Waldor, Peter, 1995-2012
Folder 25 Wallace, Naomi, 2008-2010
Folder 26 Ward, Christina, 2009-2010
Folder 27 Waters, Michael, 2008-2012
Folder 28 Watson, Ellen Dore, 2009-2011
Folder 29 Weaver, Afaa, 2007-2012
Folder 30 Wheeler, Susan, 2009
Folder 31 Williams, C.K., 2007-2011
Folder 32 Wilson, Jim, 2010-2012
Folder 33 Zackheim, Michele, 2009-2011
Folder 34 Zisquist, Linda, 2007-2011

Subseries 8. Lesser-Known Poets 1970s-2007


Box 20
Folder 1 General
Folder 2 Aggos, Julie
Folder 3 Anderson, Maggie
Folder 4 Anghelaki-Rooke, Katerina
Folder 5 Balaban, John
Folder 6 Balakian, Peter
Folder 7 Balitas, Vincent D.
Folder 8 Ball, Angela
Folder 9 Barbarese, John
Folder 10 Barber, Al
Folder 11 Barnstone, Tony
Folder 12 Barr, Tina
Folder 13 Bass, Ellen
Folder 14 Beckman, Joshua
Folder 15 Behn, Robin
Folder 16 Bertolino, James
Folder 17 Bethel, Gar
Folder 18 Biggs, Mary
Folder 19 Black, Ralph
Folder 20 Blatt, Richard
Folder 21 Bluestone, Steve and Blumenthal, Michael
Folder 22 Bosselaar, Laure-Anne and Boroson, Rebecca
Folder 23 Boutelle, Annie
Folder 24 Bowers, Neal
Folder 25 Braun, Henry
Folder 26 Brass, Deborah
Folder 27 Bricetti, Lee
Folder 28 Bringhurst, Robert
Folder 29 Brothers, Connie
Folder 30 Buckley, Christopher
Folder 31 Budy, Andrea Hollander
Folder 32 Burke, Judith
Folder 33 Burke, Shelley
Folder 34 Burroway, Janet
Folder 35 Burrows, Anudas
Folder 36 Burrows, David
Folder 37 Bursk, Chris
Folder 38 Butler, Denis B.
Folder 39 Calloway, Kathy
Folder 40 Capps, Ashley
Folder 41 Carey, Michael
Folder 42 Castro, Jan
Folder 43 Catellani, Catherine
Folder 44 Cherry, Kelly
Folder 45 Chess, Rick
Folder 46 Chetwynd, Richard
Folder 47 Cioffi, Vince
Folder 48 Cleary, Suzanne
Folder 49 Clewell, David
Folder 50 Cole, Henri
Folder 51 Cole, Peter
Folder 52 Comparone, Elaine
Folder 53 Conoley, Gillian
Folder 54 Corkery, Christopher
Folder 55 Costanza, Gerald
Folder 56 Czury, Craig
Folder 57 Dana, Robert
Folder 58 Daniels, Guy
Folder 59 Daniels, Jim
Folder 60 Daniels, Kate
Folder 61 Davis, Chris
Folder 62 Del Vecchio, Gloria C.
Folder 63 Deming, Alison Hawthorne
Folder 64 Desht, Martin J.
Folder 65 DeNiord, Chard
Folder 66 Di Suvero, Victor
Folder 67 Dobkin, Alix
Folder 68 Dodd, Wayne
Folder 69 Dolin, Sharon
Folder 70 Doubiago, Sharon
Folder 71 Dow, Philip
Folder 72 Duemer, Joseph
Folder 73 DuPlessis, Rachel Blau
Folder 74 Everwine, Peter
Folder 75 Faerstein, Howie
Folder 76 Fairchild, Peter
Folder 77 Farnsworth, Robert
Folder 78 Farragher, Shaun
Folder 79 Fishman, Charles
Folder 80 Flynn, Nick
Folder 81 Flynn, Tom
Folder 82 Fraser, Kathleen
Folder 83 Friebert, Stuart
Folder 84 Fried, Daisy
Folder 85 Fox, Robert and Foster, Jeanne
Folder 86 Frost, Carol
Folder 87 Galvin, James
Folder 88 Garber, Fred
Folder 89 Garcia, Richard
Folder 90 Garland, Max
Folder 91 Garrett, Sidney
Folder 92 Gibson, Reginald O'Hare
Folder 93 Gillan, Maria Mazziotti
Folder 94 Glasser, Elton
Folder 95 Godine, David
Folder 96 Goedicke, Patricia
Folder 97 Goldberg, Barbara
Folder 98 Goodman, Joanna
Folder 99 Gordon, Jaimy
Folder 100 Grossman, Jeffrey
Folder 101 Grubin, Eve

Box 21
Folder 1 Hall, James and Mary Ann
Folder 2 Hallgren, Sherri
Folder 3 Hamilton, David
Folder 4 Harrison, Jeffrey
Folder 5 Hathaway, Kit
Folder 6 Hendrie, Don
Folder 7 Hillringhouse, Mark
Folder 8 Hoffman, Daniel
Folder 9 Horwitz, Ellen
Folder 10 Humes, Harry
Folder 11 Iddings, Kathleen
Folder 12 Ignatow, Rose
Folder 13 Inez, Colette
Folder 14 Irwin, Mark
Folder 15 Jackson, Allen M.
Folder 16 Jackson, Major L.
Folder 17 Jackson, Richard
Folder 18 Johnson, Susan
Folder 19 Joseph, Larry
Folder 20 Junkins, Donald
Folder 21 Kamenetz, Rodger
Folder 22 Kaufman, Janet
Folder 23 Kearney, Meg
Folder 24 Keelan, Claudia
Folder 25 Keys, Kerry Shawn
Folder 26 Kirby, David
Folder 27 Klappert, Peter
Folder 28 Kocher, Ruth Ellen
Folder 29 Kray, Elizabeth
Folder 30 Kroll, Judy
Folder 31 Lazard, Naomi
Folder 32 Lazer, Hank
Folder 33 Lea, Sydney
Folder 34 Lechey, Jim
Folder 35 Levi, Jan Heller
Folder 36 Levin, Lynn E.
Folder 37 Levine, Mark
Folder 38 Lieberman, Laurence
Folder 39 Logghe, Joan
Folder 40 Losch, Rita
Folder 41 Lovett, Jim
Folder 42 Lowenfels, Walter
Folder 43 Ludvigson, Susan
Folder 44 Lusk, Daniel
Folder 45 Lynch, Alessandra
Folder 46 Malanga, Gerald
Folder 47 Marcus, Julia
Folder 48 Marcus, Mort
Folder 49 Marlis, Stefanie
Folder 50 Marshall, Donald G.
Folder 51 Matthews, Sebastian
Folder 52 McConkey, Jim
Folder 53 McGrew, Bruce and Fox
Folder 54 McNair, Wesley
Folder 55 Meinke, Peter
Folder 56 Merriam, Eve
Folder 57 Mezey, Robert
Folder 58 Miller, Bonnie
Folder 59 Miller, Jane
Folder 60 Mills, Ralph
Folder 61 Morling, Malena
Folder 62 Morris, Mary
Folder 63 Mort, Jo-Ann
Folder 64 Murray, Joan
Folder 65 Musial, Grzegorz
Folder 66 Myers, Neil
Folder 67 Nameroff, Rochelle
Folder 68 Nathanson, Roy
Folder 69 Nims, John F.
Folder 70 Nolach, Cecilia
Folder 71 O'Connell, Richard
Folder 72 O'Hanian, Hunter
Folder 73 Oresick, Peter
Folder 74 Orlen, Steve
Folder 75 Pace, Rosalind
Folder 76 Pacernick, Gary
Folder 77 Pankey, Eric
Folder 78 Pape, Greg
Folder 79 Parmet, Harriet
Folder 80 Peters, Robert
Folder 81 Pettit, Michael
Folder 82 Petrosky, Tony
Folder 83 Piccione, Anthony
Folder 84 Pillin, William
Folder 85 Pirro, Sam
Folder 86 Piscal, Mike
Folder 87 Plymell, Charles
Folder 88 Pollito, Elizabeth
Folder 89 Pranges, Marmie
Folder 90 Rackner, Barry
Folder 91 Raffel, Burton
Folder 92 Ragan, James
Folder 93 Ramsey, Jerry
Folder 94 Rawlings, Hunter
Folder 95 Rawson, Eric
Folder 96 Rice, Stan
Folder 97 Richards, Peter
Folder 98 Rigsbee, David
Folder 99 Robbins, Doren
Folder 100 Roffman, Rosaly
Folder 101 Rosen, Kenneth
Folder 102 Rosenberg, Liz
Folder 103 Ross, Ted
Folder 104 Rudman, Mark

Box 22
Folder 1 Salazar, Rachel
Folder 2 Sandy, Stephen
Folder 3 Santos, Rod
Folder 4 Schalm, Karin
Folder 5 Setton, Ruth K.
Folder 6 Shechner, Mark
Folder 7 Shelton, Richard
Folder 8 Shinder, Jason
Folder 9 Shomer, Enid
Folder 10 Shultz, Philip
Folder 11 Siedlecki, Peter A.
Folder 12 Simms, Michael
Folder 13 Simpson, David
Folder 14 Singer, Sean
Folder 15 Sklarew, Myra
Folder 16 Smith, David
Folder 17 Smith, Harry
Folder 18 Soldofsky, Alan
Folder 19 Solomon, Mark
Folder 20 Sonde, Susan
Folder 21 Soniat, Katherine
Folder 22 Southwick, Marcia
Folder 23 Standing, Sue
Folder 24 Stitt, Peter
Folder 25 Stricker, Meredith
Folder 26 Stryk, Lucien
Folder 27 Sugarman, Yerra
Folder 28 Surat, Michele
Folder 29 Swander, Mary
Folder 30 Sward, Robert
Folder 31 Swenson, Karen
Folder 32 Szyper, Adam
Folder 33 Tagliabue, John
Folder 34 Task, Sergei
Folder 35 Terranova, Elaine
Folder 36 Thayil, Jeet
Folder 37 Tiger, Madeline J.
Folder 38 Timpane, John
Folder 39 Traxler, Patricia
Folder 40 Tsalka, Dan
Folder 41 Turner, Alberta
Folder 42 Ullman, Leslie
Folder 43 Urdang, Constance
Folder 44 Van Brunt, H.L. (Lloyd)
Folder 45 Van Sluijs, Sharon M.
Folder 46 Vollmer, Judith
Folder 47 Wagner, John
Folder 48 Waldorf, Peter
Folder 49 Walker, David
Folder 50 Walker, Scott
Folder 51 Wallace, Naomi
Folder 52 Wallace, Ron
Folder 53 Ward, B.J.
Folder 54 Watson, Ellen
Folder 55 Weir, Dara
Folder 56 Weinstein, Norman
Folder 57 Weissbort, Daniel
Folder 58 Wickert, Max
Folder 59 Winner, Robert
Folder 60 Witte, John
Folder 61 Wolff, Rebecca
Folder 62 Wood, Susan
Folder 63 Wylder, Deb
Folder 64 Zisquit, Linda
Folder 65 Zulauf, Sander

Section: New Material Added 2014,


Box 51
Folder 35 A-B, 1997-2011
Folder 36 A-B, 2007-2011
Folder 37 C-D, 2007-2012
Folder 38 E-F, 2007-2012
Folder 39 G-H, 2007-2012
Folder 40 I-L, 2007-2012
Folder 41 M-P
Folder 42 Q-T, 2007-2012
Folder 43 U-Z, 1990-2012

Subseries 9. Publishers and Editors 1970s-2007

Folder 66 American Poetry Review - Stephen Berg to G.S.
Folder 67 American Poetry Review - G.S. to Stephen Berg
Folder 68 American Poetry Review - General
Folder 69 Boa Editions - A. Poulin
Folder 70 Cummington Press - Harry Duncan
Folder 71 Fiddlehead Poetry Books - Fred Cogswell
Folder 72 Harper & Row - Ted Solotaroff
Folder 73 Holy Cow Press - Jim Perlman
Folder 74 Houghton Mifflin Company - Johnathan Galassi
Folder 75 Houghton Mifflin Company - Thomas S. Hart
Folder 76 Houghton Mifflin Company - General
Folder 77 New Directions - James Laughlin
Folder 78 New England Review
Folder 79 New Yorker - Howard Moss
Folder 81 New Yorker - General
Folder 82 Norton - Jill Bialosky
Folder 83 Norton - Carol Houck Smith
Folder 84 Norton - General
Folder 85 University Of Pittsburgh Press - Ed Ochester
Folder 86 University of Pittsburgh Press - General ()
Folder 87 W. Thomas Taylor

Section: New Marterial Added 2014,


Box 51
Folder 44 Baker, David, 2009
Folder 45 Bailosky, Jill, 2009-2012
Folder 46 Bonano, David, 2008-2011
Folder 47 Corey, Stephen, 2011-2012
Folder 48 Epler, Barbara, 2008-2010
Folder 49 Flinn, Mary, 2008-2010
Folder 50 Fox, Curtis, 2011-2012
Folder 51 Gorham, Sarah, 2006-2011
Folder 52 Hougton Mifflin, 2009
Folder 53 Koch, Hans, 2010
Folder 54 Moss-Coane, Marty, 2009
Folder 55 New Yorker, 2008-2010
Folder 56 Quinn, Alice, 2008-2011
Folder 57 Ras, Barbara, 2007-2012
Folder 58 Simms, Michael, 2007-2010
Folder 59 Simon, Daniel, 2009-2012
Folder 60 Smith, Carol, 2006-2009
Folder 61 Somerville, Jane, 2011
Folder 62 Swenson, Tree, 2007-2012
Folder 63 W.W. Norton, 2008-2012

Subseries 10. Critics 1980s-1990s

Folder 88 Cheuse, Alan
Folder 89 Kitchen, Judith
Folder 90 Lopate, Philip
Folder 91 Perloff, Marjorie
Folder 92 Rossky, William
Folder 93 Somerville, Jane

Subseries 11. Novelists and Prose Writers, 1980s-2007

Folder 94 Bodanes, Jerome
Folder 95 Conroy, Frank
Folder 96 Frank, Joan
Folder 97 Cornick, Vivian
Folder 98 Havazelet, Ehud
Folder 99 Hemple, Patricia
Folder 100 Petesch, Natalie
Folder 101 Shacochis, Robert
Folder 102 West, Paul
Folder 103 Wolitzer, Hilma
Folder 104 Zackheim, Michele

Section: New Material Added 2014,


Box 51
Folder 64 Aaron, Chester, 2010-2012
Folder 65 Antoni, Robert, 2010-2012
Folder 66 Bathanti, Joseph, 2007-2010
Folder 67 Beeman, Robin, 2010-2011
Folder 68 Canin, Ethan, 2009
Folder 69 Clemente, Jennifer, 2008-2011
Folder 70 Ehrenkrauz, Eleanor, 2011
Folder 71 Freund, Diane, 2008-2011
Folder 72 Goldworm, Irving, 2007-2012
Folder 73 Hedges, Chris, 2007-2010
Folder 74 Henley, Patricia, 2007-2011
Folder 75 Hoffman, Aoina, 2007-2008
Folder 76 Kinder, Chuck, 2008-2012
Folder 77 Liebrecht, Savyon, 2008
Folder 78 Lopate, Philip, 2012
Folder 79 Oates, Joyce Carol, 2010-2011
Folder 80 Rosenberg, David, 2012
Folder 81 Schwartz, Lynne Sharon, 2011
Folder 82 Smith, Nancy, 2008
Folder 83 Taylor Hall, Mary Ann, 2003-2010
Folder 84 Thomas, Abigail, 2006-2010(?)
Folder 85 Zackheim, Michelle

Subseries 12. Artists 1990s-2007

Folder 105 Caracas-Rogovin, Gretchen
Folder 106 Fishman, Louise
Folder 107 Herzberg, Victoria Shalvah and Don
Folder 108 Major, Clarence
Folder 109 Randall, Colleen
Folder 110 Silbert, Layle
Folder 111 Stirner, Karl

Section: New Material Added 2014,


Box 51
Folder 86 Dobkin, Alix, 2010
Folder 87 Feldstein, Peter, 2008-2010
Folder 88 Fink, Larry
Folder 89 Fishman, Louise, 2009-2012
Folder 90 Grubin, David & Joan, 2007-2012
Folder 91 Hardwick, Cheryl, 2008-2009
Folder 92 Haffka, Michael, 2011-2012
Folder 93 Hillringhouse, Mark, 2007-2012
Folder 94 Matthews, Paul, 1992-2012
Folder 95 Posner, Martha, 2012
Folder 96 Stirner, Karl, 2007-2012
Folder 97 Yeros, Dimitros, 2011

Subseries 13. General 1990s

Folder 112 Glenn Horowitz Bookseller
Folder 113 Moyers, Bill
Folder 114 Ward, Christina

Series V. Publicity 1970s-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains publicity and advertising material from the early 1970s to 2007. It is arranged by date into three subseries.


Box 23
Folder 1 1970s-1980s
Folder 2 1990s
Folder 3 2000-2007

Series VI. Readings and Appointment Books 1980s-1990s

Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of Stern's personal files of letters and publicity about readings, including posters. This series also includes appointment books. It is arranged chronologically between 1982 and 2012. New material was added to this series in 2015.

Folder 4 1982-1983
Folder 5 1983-1984
Folder 6 1985
Folder 7 1986-1987
Folder 8 1988
Folder 9 1989
Folder 10 1990
Folder 11 1991
Folder 12 1992
Folder 13 1994
Folder 14 1995
Folder 15 1996

Section: New Material Added 2014,

Section: 1. Readings


Box 52
Folders 1-2 1997
Folders 3-4 1998
Folders 5-6 1999
Folders 7-9 2000
Folders 10-11 2001
Folders 12-13 2002
Folders 14-15 2003
Folder 16 2004
Folders 17-18 2005
Folders 19-20 2006
Folders 21-22 2007

Box 53
Folders 1-3 2008
Folders 4-5 2009
Folder 6 2010
Folders 7-8 2011
Folders 9-10 2012

Section: 2. Appointment Books

Folder 11 1997
Folder 12 1998
Folder 13 1999
Folder 14 2000
Folder 15 2001
Folder 16 2001-2002
Folder 17 2003
Folder 18 2004
Folder 19 2005
Folder 20 2006
Folder 21 2007
Folder 22 2008
Folder 23 2009
Folder 24 2011
Folder 25 2012

Series VII. General Activities 1950s-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains general poetry information and projects with which Stern has been involved. It includes directories, articles, tapes, letters, talks, essays, political organizations, colleges, temporary college positions, prize judging, laureateships, radio appearances, etc. from the 1950s through 2007. It is arranged in the order in which it was received. New material was added to this series in 2015.


Box 24
Folder 1 Bill Moyers
Folder 2 National Poetry Series
Folder 3 Israeli magazines
Folder 4 Books to buy
Folder 5 1996 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
Folder 6 New York City Poets
Folder 7 New England Review
Folder 8 California Institute of the Arts
Folder 9 Speakers' Agency
Folder 10 Squaw Valley
Folder 11 Sarah Lawrence College
Folder 12 Spring Church Book Company
Folder 13 Poet Laureate
Folder 14 Radio
Folder 15 Archives and papers
Folder 16 Prize judging
Folder 17 Proofreading marks
Folder 18 Raritan Valley Community College
Folder 19 Friends of Peace Now
Folder 20 New England College
Folder 21 1953 Crossroads, The Lake Grove School, Lake Grove N.Y.
Folder 22 Religion
Folder 23 Papers
Folder 24 Gerald Stern Poetry Foundation
Folder 25 Marianne Moore
Folder 26 MacArthur Foundation
Folder 27 Loess Hills Books
Folder 28 Judy Lubershane Agency
Folder 29 Dodge Poets
Folder 30 University of Pittsburgh Honorary Degree
Folder 31 Jewish Book Awards
Folder 32 Conferences and readings
Folder 33 Joshua Beckman introduction
Folder 34 Center for Book Arts
Folder 35 Biographies of Gerald Stern
Folder 36 Articles
Folder 37 Art residencies
Folder 38 Genealogy
Folder 39 Gale Groups
Folder 40 Directories, Flyers, Posters, etc.
Folder 41 Guggenheim
Folder 42 Griffin Poetry Prize
Folder 43 Artists' colonies
Folder 44 Critical essay
Folder 45 Salary Recommendation Form 1987
Folder 46 National Endowment for the Arts
Folder 47 Sabbatical
Folder 48 Mileage Plus
Folder 49 Job offers
Folder 50 Lafayette College
Folder 51 Course proposal
Folder 52 Independent study
Folder 53 MFA exam
Folder 54 Orpheus class
Folder 55 Proposed fellowship
Folder 56 International Writing Program
Folder 57 Recommendations
Folder 58 Student recommendations
Folder 59 Letters of recommendation for Gerald Stern
Folder 60 Writing programs
Folder 61 Workshops, Fall 1982
Folder 62 Fulbright Program
Folder 63 Jerry's Stew
Folder 64 Alabama Chair
Folder 65 Faculty Development Grant Application
Folder 66 English Department Guidelines
Folder 67 Iowa course
Folder 68 Haven, Steve
Folder 69 Hikmit
Folder 70 Green Haven Correctional Facility
Folder 71 Hilai International
Folder 72 Holocaust
Folder 73 Moshe Dor
Folder 74 Iowa Governor's Institute
Folder 75 Djerassi Foundation
Folder 76 Cole's Tape
Folder 77 Old resumes
Folder 78 Contests and prizes
Folder 79 Contemporary American Poet-Critic
Folder 80 Andover
Folder 81 College of Santa Fe
Folder 82 Cigna
Folder 83 Contemporary Authors
Folder 84 Poetry Pilot

Box 25
Folder 1 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Folder 2 Poetry on Tape
Folder 3 Visiting Poets Workshop
Folder 4 Reconstructionist
Folder 5 Cranbrook Kingswood School
Folder 6 Yiddish poets
Folder 7 Yiddish
Folder 8 Jewish studies
Folder 9 Workshop
Folder 10 Walt Whitman
Folder 11 New Jersey poets
Folder 12 Bennington
Folder 13 Brittingham Prize
Folder 14 Virginia Prize
Folder 15 Readings
Folder 16 Walt Whitman International Poetry Center
Folder 17 Poetry Resource Center
Folder 18 Purdue
Folder 19 St. James Press
Folder 20 Addresses of publishers
Folder 21 Credentials
Folder 22 Vitas
Folder 23 Resumés
Folder 24 Rejections from magazines
Folder 25 Princeton evaluations
Folder 26 "Guggy" recommendations
Folder 27 Contemporary Poets
Folder 28 Grants and fellowships awards

Section: New Material Added 2014,


Box 54
Folder 1 Academy of American Poets, Chancellorship Year's Correspondence, 2006-2008
Folder 2 Academy of American Poets, Chancellorship Year's Correspondence, 2008-2011
Folder 3 Academy of American Poets, Chancellorship Year's Correspondence, 2011
Folder 4 Academy of American Poets' Wallace Stevens Award, 2006
Folder 5 Addresses
Folder 6 Adjunct Reader for Texas State, 2007-2008
Folder 7 Amanda Bandler, 2009
Folder 8 Application letter for poetry retreat on the Isle of Jura, 2007
Folder 9 Association of Writers and Writing Programs tribute to Stern, 2008-2009
Folder 10 Autumn House royalty statements and brochures, 2004-2009
Folder 11 Auden Notes at Swarthmore
Folder 12 Articles about Gerald Stern, 2006-2009
Folder 13 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit, 2010
Folder 14 "Apologia Pro Sua Pranta"
Folder 15 Best American Poetry Selections, 2006-2011
Folder 16 Blue Flower Arts Agency agreements, correspondents, and events, 2006-2009
Folder 17 Christina Buss, 2009
Folder 18 Contract for Bullet in My Neck, 2009
Folder 19 Book dealers
Folder 20 Bryn Mawr poetry class, 2009
Folder 21 Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2001-2009
Folder 22 Cave Canem Benefit, 2010
Folder 23 Cavan Berry Press, 2006-2009
Folder 24 Chapbook Festival, 2012
Folder 25 City of Asylum Pittsburgh, 2008
Folder 26 College of New Jersey, 2006
Folder 27 Comments on "Spring," published in The New Yorker, 2008
Folder 28 Cortland Review feature, 2008-2010
Folder 29 Cultural Center of Cape Cod Judging, 2011
Folder 30 Deborah Diggs memorial, 2009-2011
Folder 31 Drew University commencement speech, 2009
Folder 32 Drew University Poet in residence, 2008-2009
Folder 33 Enid Stover Poetry Recitation, 2009
Folder 34 Ed Ochester reading, University of Pittsburgh, 2007
Folder 35 Fishouse Poems Audio Archive, 2006-2009
Folders 36-37 Fishouse "Gold in the Ore" Anthology, 2007-2008
Folder 38 Folger Shakespeare Library Event, 2008
Folder 39 Gerald Stern Foundation proposal, 2006
Folder 40 Glasgow Anthology request, 2012
Folder 41 Jacob Adler Book, 2009
Folder 42 Jewish Book Awards Program, 2006-2012
Folder 43 "Job: the Open Book"
Folder 44 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2009-2010
Folder 45 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2008-2009
Folder 46 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2007-2009
Folder 47 Hofstra students
Folder 48 Impeach Cheney statement written for demonstration, 2007
Folder 49 Intimacy and Sexuality lecture
Folder 50 Irving Greenburg article
Folder 51 Isles, community development organization, 2007
Folder 52 Jackson Poetry Prize judging, 2010-2011
Folder 53 Jeff Streeby paper on Stern Poems, 2008
Folder 54 Kathleen Fagley's Linebreak Lecture, 2005
Folder 55 Leaves of Grass Film Project, 2004
Folder 56 Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center's The Poetry of American Identity Project, 2012
Folder 57 Lucille Clifton tributes, 2010
Folder 58 Lucky Life movie, 2010
Folder 59 Lampert, Norbert concerning documentary, "Poets and Poetry in the US Today", 2007
Folder 60 Lyrikling, 2007
Folder 61 MacDowell Colony Residency, 2010-2011
Folder 62 New England College, 2005-2006
Folder 63 New England College, 2007-2008
Folder 64 New Jersey State Museum, "Vision and a Voice", 2005
Folder 65 New York Times article on Stern, 2003
Folder 66 New Yorker submissions, 2006-2011
Folder 67 Norton royalty statements, 2005-2010
Folder 68 Norton correspondence and agreements, 2003-2010

Box 55
Folder 1 The Oxford Project, 2008
Folder 2 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, 2006
Folder 3 Ploughshares Cohen Awards aominations, 2008-2009
Folder 4 Poems rejected by Jerry
Folder 5 "The Poem That Changed My Life", for American Poet, 2011
Folder 6 Poets House, 2007-2011
Folder 7 Poets and poetry quotes
Folder 8 Poetry Foundation's bio on Gerald Stern, 2012
Folder 9 Poetry on Posters Project, 2010
Folder 10 Poetry Society contest judge, 2011
Folder 11 Prague - Romantic Talk
Folder 12 The Preacher - APR's Publication
Folder 13 The Preacher, Georgia Review, 2007
Folder 14 The Preacher - Letters About, 2007
Folder 15 Prose explanation of poetry
Folder 16 Poetry Society of America Awards, 2006
Folder 17 Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, 2005
Folder 18 Pushcart Prize, 2007-2011
Folders 19-21 Research
Folder 22 Research and statements for Jewish Encyclopedia, 2004-2006
Folder 23 Research on Ike Williams
Folder 24 Research on William Carlos Williams
Folder 25 Research for tribute to Ruth Stone
Folder 26 Sarabande Books royalty statements, 2008-2010
Folder 27 Stern family tree,
Folder 28 Steven Dunn piece for anthology, 2011-2012
Folder 29 Squaw Valley, 2000
Folder 30 Term paper on Stern, 2008
Folder 31 Term paper on Stern, 2010
Folder 32 "A Tribute to Gerald Stern" by Ed Hirsch, Antioch Review, 2009
Folder 33 T.S. Eliot Talk, New England College, 2008
Folder 34 Virginia Center for the Arts Fellowship, 2007

Series VIII. Poems, Essays, etc. for and about Gerald Stern 1970s-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes works concerning G. Stern written by other authors, including poems, essays, parodies and translations of Stern's work. It is arranged by type of work into four subseries. Dates range from the 1970s through 2007.

Subseries 1. Poems

Folder 29 Anthologies and general
Folder 30 By Author, A-L
Folder 31 By Author, M-Z
Folder 32 Birthday tributes

Subseries 2. Essays, Articles, Short Stories

Folder 33 Barron, Jonathan N.
Folder 34 Chess, Richard
Folder 35 Cochran, Robert
Folder 36 De Niord, Chard
Folder 37 Drakulic, Slavenka
Folder 38 Faerstein, Howard
Folder 39 Garber, Frederick
Folder 40 Jacobstein, Roy
Folder 41 Kaye, Gail
Folder 42 Kephart, Beth
Folder 43 Locke, Joseph H.
Folder 44 Mark, Michael
Folder 45 McClung, Dustin
Folder 46 McCorkle, James
Folder 47 Noel, Karen S.
Folder 48 Oness, Chad
Folder 49 Oringel, Susan E.
Folder 50 Parmet, Harriet L.
Folder 51 Pinsker, Sanford
Folder 52 Rhodenbaugh, Suzanne
Folder 53 Rigsbee, David
Folder 54 Robbins, Doren
Folder 55 Simpson, Richard
Folder 56 Solomon, Mark
Folder 57 Spencer, Dayna and Penny Armstrong
Folder 58 Stitt, Peter
Folder 59 Sysko, L. J.
Folder 60 Young, Michael T.

Subseries 3. Theses, Dissertations, Books

Folder 61 Baumgard, Annette
Folder 62 Pletzinger, Thomas
Folder 63 Somerville, Jane

Subseries 4. Reviews, Parodies, Translations

Folder 64 Reviews
Folder 65 Parodies
Folder 66 Translations

Series IX. Manuscripts by Others 1980-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains manuscripts written by other writers and sent to Stern. New material was added to this series in 2015.


Box 26
Folder 1 Assorted poems
Folder 2 Anghelaki-Rooke, Katerina
Folder 3 Barnstone, Aliki
Folder 4 Barnstone, Willis
Folder 5 Barron, Jonathan N.
Folder 6 Bluestone, Stephen
Folder 7 Dana, Robert
Folder 8 Daniels, Jim
Folder 9 Derracote, Toi
Folder 10 Desht, Martin
Folder 11 Friedman, Jeff and Nati Zohar
Folder 12 Garland, Max
Folder 13 Goldberg, Barbara
Folder 14 Goodman, Ron
Folder 15 Gregg, Linda
Folder 16 Harter, Penny
Folder 17 Hoagland, Tony
Folder 18 Johnson, J. Chester
Folder 19 Joly, Odile
Folder 20 Justice, Donald
Folder 21 Katrovas, Richard
Folder 22 Keller, Christopher
Folder 23 Keplinger, David
Folder 24 Krygowski, Nancy
Folder 25 Lee, Li-Young
Folder 26 Mauch, Matthew D.
Folder 27 Millen, Jane
Folder 28 Mitchell, Susan
Folder 29 Moss, Stanley
Folder 30 Moss, Stanley

Box 27
Folder 1 Oresick, Peter
Folder 2 Pacernick, Gary
Folder 3 Pinsker, Sanford
Folder 4 Plumly, Stanley
Folder 5 Purpura, Lia
Folder 6 Rawson, Eric
Folder 7 Revell, Donald
Folder 8 Robbins, Doren
Folder 9 South, Patrick
Folder 10 Thomas, Abigail
Folder 11 Udall, Jay
Folder 12 Waldor, Peter
Folder 13 Wallach, Yona
Folder 14 Williams, C.K.
Folder 15 Wilt, K.V.
Folder 16 Zagajewski, Adam
Folder 17 Zisquit, Linda Stern

Section: New Materials Added 2014,

Scope and Content Notes:

The new manuscripts sent to Stern by other writers have been divided according to those with Stern's notes and those without.

Section: Marked manuscripts with Stern's notes


Box 55
Folder 35 Barbarese, Joe, Various Writings
Folder 36 Bauer, Curtis, The Real Cause for Your Absence
Folder 37 Ciceran, Tristan
Folder 38 Daniels, Kelly, The Big Speech
Folder 39 Desht, Martin, Various Chapters of Manuscript, 2011
Folder 40 Friedman, Jeff, 2009
Folder 41 Glassman, Naomi, Adolf und Gertrud
Folder 42 Goodrich, Christopher
Folder 43 Greenberg, Alex, Piece on Allen Ginsberg
Folders 44-45 Hoffman, Adina
Folder 46 Howell, Rebecca, Translation of Amal al-Jubouri's, "Hagar Before the Occupation
Folder 47 Lipton, Ror, 2011
Folder 48 Long, Doc, 2009
Folder 49 Loughran, Michael
Folder 50 Moscaliuc, Mihaela
Folder 51 Ostriker, Alicia, 2008
Folder 52 Ras, Barbara
Folder 53 Revell, Donald, Tantivy
Folder 54 Robbins, Doren, 2010
Folder 55 Ruebner, Tuvia
Folder 56 Sadoff, Ira

Box 56
Folder 1 Schwartz, Howard, 2008
Folder 2 Schwartz, Lynn
Folder 3 Schwartz, Lynne, See You in the Dark
Folder 4 Shmueli, Ilana, Drafting a Life
Folder 5 Swir, Anna, Various Poems
Folder 6 Unknown Author, Various Poems
Folder 7 Waldor, Peter, The County Executives
Folder 8 Watel, Lauren
Folder 9 Watson, Ellen

Section: Unmarked Manuscripts

Scope and Content Notes:

These manuscripts from other writers include those that are not marked with Stern's notes.

Folder 10-11 Aaron, Chester
Folder 12 Asekoff, L.S.
Folder 13 Barbarese, J.T., Various Essays
Folder 14 Barnstone, Willis, Dante on the Road
Folder 15 Barnstone, Willis, Dawn Cafe in Paris
Folder 16 Barnstone, Willis, Dreaming in Chinese
Folder 17 Barnstone, Willis, The Fate of the Babylonians
Folder 18 Barnstone, Willis, Hope Dangles from Eternity: Poems with Drawings for Ruth Stone
Folder 19 Barnstone, Willis, A Night in the Bordello
Folders 20-21 Barnstone, Willis, A Swan Over Manhattan
Folder 22 Barnstone, Willis, Translation of Dante's Inferno 2008
Folders 23-24 Barnstone, Willis, Translation of The Restored New Testament
Folder 25 Barnstone, Willis, With Pancho Villa On the Road Encountering Poets, TB and Mermaids
Folder 26 Bathanti, Joseph
Folder 27 Baumel, Judith
Folder 28 Behn, Robin
Folder 29 Bertolino, Jim, Various Poems
Folder 30 Bourne, John Setliffe
Folder 31 Boutelle, Annie
Folder 32 Boyle, Anita, Whenever the Sun
Folder 33 Brasfield, James
Folder 34 Campion, Peter
Folder 35 Cohen, Andrea
Folder 36 Dunn, Stephen
Folder 38 Elliot, Wende, The First Half: Poetry from Age 17 to 39
Folder 37 Eklund, George
Folder 39 Elliot, Wende, 2009
Folder 40 Finkelstein, Norman, The Sacred and the Real in The Tablets of Armand Schwerner"
Folder 41 Friebert, Stuart, 2008
Folder 42 Friedman, Jeff, Birthday
Folder 43 Gaspar, Frank

Box 57
Folder 1 Goldbarth, Albert, Everybody's Nickname
Folder 2 Golub, Deborah
Folder 3 Hand, Monica
Folder 4 Harris, Daniel and Adam Shechter
Folder 5 Horn, Bernard
Folder 6 Johnson, J. Chester, For Conduct and Innocents (In Memory of Dietrich Bonhoeffer), 2010
Folder 7 Kasdorf, Julia, Poetry in America, 2011
Folder 8 Katrovas, Richard, The Magic Book: Why I Thought Publishing a Book Would Change Everything, 2010
Folder 9 Katrovas, Richard
Folder 10 Kenny, Adele
Folder 11 Kuhn, H. Danielle, Bertolino, Bertolino
Folder 12 Larkin, Joan, Brother Dust
Folder 13 Levin, Lynn, 2008
Folder 14 Liebrecht, Savyon
Folder 15 Logghe, Joan, The Last Streetcar
Folder 16 Lowenthal, Rodger, Various Poems
Folder 17 Lucas, Terry, The Gate, 2008
Folder 18 Major, Clarence
Folder 19 Marmer, Jake, Jazz Talmud, 2011
Folder 20 Marshall, Jack, 2008
Folder 21 Martin, Helbert, 2011
Folder 22 Moscaliuc, Mihaela, Various Poems
Folder 23 Moses, Emmanuel (Translated by Marilyn Hack)
Folder 24 Olson, Christina, Various Poems
Folder 25 Perry, Carole Elizabeth, Night Work
Folder 26 Past, Melodie
Folder 27 Rackin, Ethel
Folder 28 Richards, Peter
Folder 29 Robbins, Doren
Folder 30 Roffman, Rosaly DeMaios
Folder 31 Rubber Side Down, Anthology edited by Jose Gouveia, 2008
Folder 32 Rudden, John, 1996
Folder 33 Shmueli, Ilana, Zwischen Dem Jetzt und Dem Jetzt
Folder 34 Schwartz, Mimi, Traveling with J Street to Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan
Folder 35 Udall, Jay
Folder 36 Unknown Author, Adieu Paris, Bonjour Paris
Folder 37 Unknown Author, Chill and Burn Me: The Amazing Sense of Emily Dickinson
Folder 38 Unknown Author, Haiku Harvest
Folder 39 Unknown Author, In the Hourglass
Folder 40 Unknown Author, The Wild Thing Poems
Folder 41 Unknown Author, Why Love Resembles a Fruit and Relics
Folder 42 Various Authors, Teen Writing Magazine, Summer 'O9
Folder 43 Various Poets, Poems for Peace: Poems by Jewish and Palestinian Poets
Folder 44 Vogelsang, Arthur
Folder 45 Vogelsang, Arthur, Expedition, 2009
Folder 46 Waldor, Peter
Folder 47 Waldor, Peter, The Wilderness Poetry of Wu Xing
Folder 48 Waldor, Peter
Folder 49 Zisquit, Linda Stern

Series X. Published Works 1950s-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

Included in this series are magazines, periodicals and anthologies that Stern's works or reviews of his work appeared. The series is arranged by type of publication into two subseries: magazines and periodicals and anthologies.

Subseries 1. Magazines and Periodicals


Box 28
Folder 1 1950s-1960s
Folder 2 1974
Folder 3 1975
Folder 4 1976
Folder 5 1977
Folder 6 1978
Folder 7 1978
Folder 8 1979
Folder 9 1980
Folder 10 1980

Box 29
Folder 1 1981
Folder 2 1982
Folder 3 1982
Folder 4 1983
Folder 5 1983
Folder 6 1984
Folder 7 1984
Folder 8 1985
Folder 9 1985

Box 30
Folder 1 1986
Folder 2 1986
Folder 3 1987
Folder 4 1987
Folder 5 1988
Folder 6 1989
Folder 7 1990
Folder 8 1990
Folder 9 1991

Box 31
Folder 1 1992
Folder 2 1992
Folder 3 1993
Folder 4 1993
Folder 5 1994
Folder 6 1995
Folder 7 1995
Folder 8 1996
Folder 9 1996

Box 32
Folder 1 1997
Folder 2 1998
Folder 3 1999
Folder 4 1999
Folder 5 2000
Folder 6 2000
Folder 7 2001
Folder 8 2001

Box 33
Folder 1 2002
Folder 2 2002
Folder 3 2002
Folder 4 2003
Folder 5 2003
Folder 6 2003
Folder 7 2004
Folder 8 2004

Box 34
Folder 1 2004
Folder 2 2005
Folder 3 2005
Folder 4 2006
Folder 5 2006
Folder 6 2007

Subseries 2. Anthologies

Box 35 1970s-1980s
Box 36 1990-1993
Box 37 1994-2000
Box 38 2001-2007

Series XI. Photographs 1930s-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes personal photos of Stern and his family and friends, as well as professional author photos and photos of Stern with other well-known poets. It includes some slides and negatives, as well as prints. The series is divided by topic into three subseries, with dates ranging from the 1930s through 2007.

Subseries 1. Gerald Stern 1930s-2007


Box 39
Folder 1 1930-1940
Folder 2 1940-1950
Folder 3 1950-1960
Folder 4 1960-1970
Folder 5 1970-1980
Folder 6 1980-1990
Folder 7 1990-2000
Folder 8 2000-2007
Folder 9 Trips with JoAnn Buzetta, 1997
Folder 10 Photo Album, 1998-1999
Folder 11 Trip to Poland, 2000

Subseries 2. Family and Friends 1920s-2007


Box 40
Folder 1 Family
Folder 2 Family
Folder 3 Family
Folder 4 Assorted negatives
Folder 5 Calendars of Rebecca Martin and family
Folder 6 Ida and Harry Stern
Folder 7 Ida and Harry Stern
Folder 8 Ida and Harry Stern
Folder 9 Ida and Harry Stern
Folder 10 Friends
Folder 11 Oversized photographs

Subseries 3. Professional Life 1940s-2007


Box 41
Folder 1 1940-1950
Folder 2 1970-1980
Folder 3 1990-2000
Folder 4 Gerald Stern with other well-known poets
Folder 5 Poets of Pennsylvania
Folder 6 Landscapes
Folder 7 Photos by Kelly Wise
Folder 8 Photos by Laverne Clark
Folder 9 Photos by Mark Hillringhouse
Folder 10 Photos by Jill Krementz
Folder 11 Photos by James Baker Hall
Folder 12 Photos by Martin Desht
Folder 13 Photos by Mark Kane
Folder 14 Photos by Kathleen Lynch
Folder 15 Photos by David Burrows
Folder 16 Photos by Robert Turney

Series XII. Media Material 1970s-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains media material from projects in which Stern was involved and readings he gave of his poetry, as well as interviews and lectures. The series is arranged into four subseries; the first three by type of event, the last by form.

Subseries 1. Projects


Box 42
Folder 1 Somerset Community College - The Making of a Poem
Folder 2 Watershed Foundation - Poetry on Tape
Folder 3 Daniel Lusk - WHYY Broadcast
Folder 4 New England College - MFA Poetry Program
Folder 5 Interlochen Arts Academy
Folder 6 Temple University Paley Library Presents

Subseries 2. Readings

Folder 7 Reel to Reel Tapes

Box 43
Folder 1 Audiocassettes, 1970s-1980s
Folder 2 Audiocassettes, 1990s-2000s

Subseries 3. Interviews and Lectures

Folder 3 Audiocassettes
Folder 4 Compact Disks

Subseries 4. Videocassettes


Box 44
Folder 1 1980-2000