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BOX II:13-18 Part II: Professional File, 1936-1989
Articles, brochures, contracts, correspondence, drafts, essays, expense accounts, itineraries, photographs, poetry reviews, press releases, reviews of phonograph recordings of poetry and drama, and material relating to publishing and sound recordings.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material, name of organization, or subject and chronologically therein.
BOX II:13 “Accent,” CBS television program with Ciardi as host and narrator, 1961-1963
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Ripton, Vt., 1955-1989, undated
(3 folders)
Conferences on writing and poetry
Library of Congress Conference on Teaching Creative Writing, 1973
Miscellaneous, 1952, 1960, 1973-1986
(2 folders)
Harry Walker, Inc., speakers bureau
Advertisement, circa 1949
Correspondence, 1961-1967
Engagements, 1962-1975
Expense accounts, 1962-1965
(2 folders)
Itineraries, 1962-1968
Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., 1939-1949, undated
Middlebury College Library, Middlebury, Vt.
BOX II:14 1978
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
Library, 1954-1955
Miscellaneous, 1953-1958
Saturday Review
Letters to the editor regarding Ciardi, 1949, 1958
Photographs of poetry reviewers, 1948-1949, undated
Poetry editor file
(8 folders)
BOX II:15 1962-1972
(20 folders)
BOX II:16 Poetry reviewers, 1948-1950
(2 folders)
Poetry reviews by others, 1948-1949
(5 folders)
Press releases and miscellany, 1955-1947, undated
Reviews by Ciardi of phonograph recordings of poetry and drama, 1957-1966
Sound recordings by Ciardi
Folkway Records, 1956-1966, undated
Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961-1966, undated
(2 folders)
Library of Congress, circa 1971
BOX II:17 Twayne Publishers
Correspondence, 1949-1952
(11 folders)
Miscellaneous, 1953-1956, undated
Science fiction anthology, working title “The Unimagined Universe”
Correspondence, 1952-1953, undated
(3 folders)
Foreword by Ciardi, “Science Fiction – What Is It?” 1953
List of contributors, 1952
Texts, 1948-1952, undated
What Happened in Salem?
Correspondence, undated
Sample assignments for college term paper project, undated
Witches Three
Correspondence, 1952, undated
Jacket note, 1951
Publisher's note, undated
BOX II:18 “Unity of the Arts,” proposed series for educational television with Ciardi as host and narrator, 1958, undated
University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo., 1936-1941, undated
(5 folders)
BOX II:18-62 Part II: Writings, 1910-1997
Drafts, proofs, and printed versions of articles, book reviews, books, columns, essays, etymological dictionaries, limericks, poems, radio scripts, and speeches and lectures as well as advertisements, contracts, correspondence, press releases, royalty statements, and material relating to anthologies and textbooks.
Arranged according to writings by Ciardi and by others and therein alphabetically by type of writing, title, or name of author. Articles, columns, essays, and poems lacking titles are alphabetized by their first line enclosed in brackets.
BOX II:18 By Ciardi
Kansas City Outloud, edited by Dan Jaffe with introduction by Ciardi (“Kansas City Softspoken”), draft and printed version, 1975, undated
New Poets: An Anthology of Seven Young Contemporary Poets, including thirteen poems by Ciardi, printed version, 1941
New World Writing, “Poems: Selected, with an Introduction, by John Ciardi,” printed version, pp. 100-101, 1956
Twentieth Century American Poets, correspondence with publisher, 1960-1961, undated
Unidentified poetry collection, “Introduction” by Ciardi, undated
Articles and essays
“The Act of Language,” 1960 See also Container II:OV 1
“Adam and Eve and the Third Son,” 1964
[The American culture as a whole has never paid much attention to poetry], undated
“The Anger,” undated
“The Arts in 1975,” 1976
BOX II:19 Autobiographical essays
[When I was forty-five...], undated
[In Vermont, behind the house...], undated
[Truth in Advertising...], undated
[I no longer go to the world...], undated
[I had my first teaching job...], undated
[My godfather...], undated
[Long drives...], 1978
[In 1950...], undated
[A Visit], undated
[I was on Saipan...], undated
[I read galleys...], 1961
[My father-in-law...], undated
“Cats? Rats!” undated
“On Learning No Trick at All from an Unteachable Old Dog,” undated
“It Never Cost Me Anything to Say ’Sir,'” 1970
[Worksheets for Lives of X], undated
[On a half-pay sabbatical...], undated
[I was hardly home...], circa 1984
[Let's go to New York...], undated
“Nepotism Revisited,” circa 1976
“Golden Goosery,” undated
[There are not many felons in my town...], circa 1971
[Dear Appalled...], undated
“The Surreal Road,” circa 1971
“The Bourgeois Radical,” 1970
[I found myself in San Francisco...], undated
[By a trick of history...], undated
“Briarley,” undated
[The plane was an old F-27...], circa 1961
[We had a summer affair...], circa 1961
“On Virtue and Poetry,” 1976
[In October in Rome...], undated
[The summer arts festival...], undated
[It doesn't take much reason...], 1985-1986
“Identity,” undated
[Automotive designers...], undated
[Look, you don't want to think], undated
[Judge (Judge = George)...], undated
“An Appeal to Reason,” circa 1971
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