Special Collections and Archives

James R. Lowell papers

James R. Lowell papers, 1952-2004

Finding Aid

Prepared by Craig Simpson, November 10, 2004. Updated January 2013
4 record storage boxes, 1 document case, 1 flat oversize box, 4.75 cubic feet, 11th floor


Biographical Note

James Russell Lowell was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1932. He graduated from Western Reserve University and became a connoisseur of American, British and Canadian literature. In 1963, Lowell established The Asphodel Book Shop. Located originally in downtown Cleveland's Old Arcade, Asphodel specialized in first-edition, small-press publications (namely but not exclusively dealing with poetry) that reflected the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Lowell and his wife Tessa eventually settled in Auburn Corners, Ohio, where Asphodel continued to promote rare literary works, and Lowell himself remained an authority in the field up to his death on January 4, 2004. The Department of Special Collections and Archives acquired the Lowell papers in 2004.


Scope and Content

The Lowell Papers span the years 1952-2004. They contain letters, poems, manuscripts, broadsides, holiday and greeting cards, and photographs. Correspondence forms the bulk of the collection and includes letters from Tom Kryss, Kent Taylor, Bill Shields, David Federman, Ron Caplan, Richard Blevins, and J. C. C. Mays. The collection was processed at the item level.


Arrangement

The collection is divided into series as follows:

Series 1: Major Correspondence (with subseries arranged by author)
Subseries 1: Richard Blevins
Subseries 2: Ron Caplan
Subseries 3: David Federman
Subseries 4: Tom Kryss
Subseries 5: J. C. C. Mays
Subseries 6: William (Bill) Shields
Subseries 7: Kent Taylor
Series 2: Additional Correspondence
Series 3: Manuscript Editions
Series 4: Cards and Photographs
Series 5: Oversized Materials

Separated Materials

Please note that books from the personal library of James R. Lowell have been cataloged in KentLINK. Many of these books are inscribed or dedicated by the author to Lowell.


Key to abbreviations used:

TLS = Typed Letter Signed; ALS = Autograph Letter Signed; CPLS = Computer Printed Letter Signed; TL = Typed Letter; AL = Autograph Letter; p= page


Series 1: Major Correspondence

Box 1
Folder -- Contents

Subseries 1: Richard Blevins

  1. 3 May 1977: 1p typed poem
  2. 30 August 1978: 1p TLS with one typed poem and one enclosure
  3. 9 January 1980: 4p computer printed essay with holograph note on cover sheet
  4. 2 May 1980: 1p ALS with 12 pages of photocopied typed poems
  5. 5 September 1980: 1p TLS with eight page photocopied typed essay
  6. 12 May 1981: birth announcement for Douglas Lowell Blevins with small photograph enclosed
  7. 11 December 1981: 1p TLS, carbon, addressed to Donald Powell
  8. 1 March 1982: 1p ALS with two photographs of James Lowell enclosed
  9. 30 December 1984: 2p TLS
  10. 27 February 1987: 1p TLS with enclosed photograph
  11. 1989: copy of review of El Nino
  12. 6 January 1990: 1p TLS
  13. 29 June 1990: 1p TLS with Sports Illustrated dated April 16, 1990
  14. 23 August 1990: 1p TLS with clipped article and 3p computer printed essay
  15. 6 November 1990: copy of review of Hewing to Experience: Essays and Reviews on Recent American Poetry and Poetics, Nature and Culture dated 1989
  16. 10 March 1991: 1p typed poem inscribed to James Lowell
  17. 24 March 1993: 2p computer printed essay, and January 1993 issue of ':that:'
  18. 7 June 1994: 2p ALS
  19. 12 November 1994: 1p CPLS
  20. undated: Getting to Know: Robert Creeley and the Genesis of a Postmodern Epistemology of Poems

Subseries 2: Ron Caplan

  1. 25 November 1963: 4p TLS
  2. [1] April 1964: 1p TLS
  3. [28] May 1964: 2p TLS
  4. June 1964: 1p TLS
  5. September 1964: 1p TL
  6. [8] September 1964: 1p TLS
  7. November 1964: 1p TLS
  8. November 1964: 2p TLS
  9. December 1964: 2p TLS with enclosed holograph card
  10. [1965] holograph postcard
  11. [1965] holograph postcard
  12. January 1965: 1p TLS
  13. 14 January 1965: holograph postcard
  14. [16 January 1965] holograph postcard
  15. February 1965: 1p TLS
  16. 26 March 1965: 1p TLS
  17. 11 April 1965: 1p TLS aerogramme
  18. 24 April 1965: typed postcard
  19. 9 May 1965: 1p TLS
  20. 17 May 1965: typed postcard
  21. 1 June 1965: 1p TLS
  22. 20 June 1965: 4p TLS with clipped newspaper article
  23. 12 July 1965: typed postcard
  24. 20 July 1965: 2p TLS
  25. 22 July 1965: 2p TLS
  26. August 1965: 4p TLS with clipped newspaper article
  27. August 1965: 4p TLS with newspaper article enclosure
  28. November 1965: 3p TLS
  29. 8 November 1965: 6p ALS
  30. 14 December 1965: 2p TLS with enclosure
  31. 2 January 1966: holograph postcard
  32. 3 January 1966: holograph postcard
  33. 4 January 1966: 1p ALS
  34. 8 January 1966: holograph postcard
  35. 22 February 1966: 3p TLS
  36. 28 February 1966: 2p TLS
  37. 22 March 1966: 1p TLS
  38. 6 May 1966: 1p TLS
  39. April 1966: 2p TLS
  40. 19 April 1966: 2p TLS
  41. June 1966: 2p TLS
  42. 24 June 1966: 2p TL
  43. 16 July 1966: 2p TLS with two enclosures
  44. August 1966: 2p TLS
  45. 8 August 1966: 2p TLS
  46. September 1966: 2p TLS
  47. 13 September 1966: 2p TLS
  48. November 1966: 3p TLS
  49. December 1966: 2p TLS
  50. 3 January 1967: 2p TLS
  51. 18 January 1967: 3p TLS
  52. 23 January 1967: 3p TLS
  53. 2 March 1967: 2p TLS
  54. April 1967: 1p TLS
  55. 14 September 1967: 2p TLS
  56. 24 December 1967: 2p TLS
  57. 7 January 1968: 4p TLS with poems and article, Flowers for Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh's Family Magazine
  58. 26 January [1968]: 2p TLS with clipped newspaper article
  59. 10 February 1968: 2p TLS
  60. 13 March 1968: 2p TLS
  61. 27 September 1968: 3p TLS
  62. 17 August 1969: 3p TLS
  63. 13 August 1970: 4p ALS
  64. September 1970: 1p TLS
  65. 30 March 1977: 3p ALS with three family photographs enclosed
  66. 14 September 1977: 2p TLS
  67. 9 November 1977 and 14 November 1977: 2p TLS and 3p TLS with enclosed poem
  68. 11 November 1979: 2p TLS
  69. 31 December 1983: 1p TLS with photograph
  70. 18 December 1986: 3p CPLS
  71. 15 May 1987: 2p CPLS with five small photos attached
  72. 12 December 1993: 2p CPLS
  73. 25 February 1995: 3p CPLS
  74. 17 January 1996: 2p TLS
  75. 22 July 2002: 2p CPLS
  76. undated: 1p ALS with I'm All Right newsprint tabloid enclosed
  77. undated: 2p ALS
  78. undated: typed postcard, signed

Subseries 3: David Federman

  1. 1 December 1963: 2p TLS
  2. 4 January 1964: 1p ALS
  3. 18 January 1964: 2p ALS
  4. 17 March 1964: 1p TLS
  5. 4 January 1965: 1p TLS
  6. 18 January 1965: 2p ALS
  7. 26 January 1965: 1p TLS
  8. 25 February 1965: 2p TLS
  9. 30 July 1965: 1p TLS
  10. 11 September 1965: 2p ALS
  11. 20 November 1965: 1p TLS
  12. 25 November 1965: 1p TLS
  13. 27 December 1965: 1p TLS
  14. 17 February 1966: 2p ALS
  15. 10 March 1966: 1p TLS
  16. 24 March 1966: 2p TLS
  17. 30 April 1966: 4p ALS
  18. 4 August 1966 1p TLS
  19. 15 August 1966: 1p TLS
  20. 21 April 1966: 1p TLS
  21. 10 September 1966: 1p TLS
  22. 3 October 1966: 2p ALS
  23. 10 October 1966: 2p TLS
  24. 10 December 1966: 1p TLS
  25. 13 January 1967: 1p TLS
  26. 17 February 1967: 1p TL
  27. 1 April 1967: 1p TLS
  28. 25 June 1967: 1p TLS
  29. 19 July 1967: 1p TLS
  30. 24 November 1967: 1p TLS
  31. 27 January 1968: 2p TLS
  32. 23 May 1968: 1p TLS
  33. 28 June 1968: 1p ALS
  34. 3 August 1968: 1p TLS
  35. 12 August 1968: 2p ALS
  36. 5 October 1968: 2p ALS
  37. 5 December 1968: 1p TLS
  38. 16 April 1969: 1p TLS
  39. 25 April 1969: 1p TLS
  40. 8 May 1969: 1p TLS

Subseries 4: Tom Kryss

  1. 10 August 1968: 4p TLS
  2. [27 June 1968] with 1 typed poem
  3. [20 July 1968] 2p TLS
  4. 26 September 1968: 1p TLS
  5. 26 November 1988: 1p TLS
  6. 22 January 1969: 2p TLS
  7. [5 February 1969] 1p ALS along margins of typed poem
  8. 23 April 1969: 1p TLS
  9. 5 August 1969: 2p TLS
  10. [9 March 1970] 1p TLS on page with holograph drawing
  11. 18 March 1970: 1p TLS
  12. 25 May 1972: 1p TLS with drawing
  13. 17 January 1975: 1p TLS
  14. 16 June 1975: 1p TLS with two typed poems
  15. 10 June 1987: 1p TLS with photographs
  16. 4 August 1988: 1p TLS
  17. 19 September 1988: 1p TLS with six typed poems
  18. 30 September 1988: 1p TLS
  19. 13 August 1990: 1p TLS with one photocopied typed poem, signed
  20. 2 February 1992: 1p ALS with hand-made book: Three for Asphodel
  21. 19 February 1993: 1p TLS with three photocopied typed poems
  22. 3 July 1993: 1p TLS with four typed poems
  23. 1 November 1993: 1p ALS with several poems and drawings
  24. [16 March 1994] holograph card with one typed photocopied poem
  25. 21 April 1994: 1p ALS with three poems, typed and photocopied
  26. 22 June 1994: 1p ALS with two typed photocopied poems
  27. [22 October 1994] 3p typed photocopied poem
  28. 28 March 1995: 1p ALS with three photocopied typed poems
  29. 6 July 1995: 1p ALS with two poems
  30. 10 November 1995: 1p ALS with 1p photocopied typed poem
  31. 28 January 1996: 1p ALS with 1p typed poem
  32. [3 April 1996] 2p photocopied poem with 2" x 3" original sunflower painting
  33. 18 June 1996: 1p TLS with two poems
  34. 6 March 1998: 1p TLS with two photocopied typed poems with one hand-made book: Asphodel's Fields
  35. 14 July 1998: 1p TLS with one photocopied typed poem and one typed list of books
  36. 10 August 1999: 1p TLS with one enclosed poem
  37. 29 August 2001: 1p TLS
  38. 10 September 2002: three poems
  39. 2003: four photocopied typed poems
  40. [10 March 2003] 1p AL with one printed poem
  41. 26 April 2003: 1p CPLS
  42. 30 November 2003: 1p CPLS with enclosures
  43. undated: two poems
  44. undated: 1p TLS with three photocopied poems
  45. undated: 1p CPLS
  46. undated: four photocopied typed poems

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

Subseries 5: J. C. C. Mays

  1. 5 July 1982: Postcard
  2. 9 February 1983: Postcard
  3. 26 August 1986: Postcard
  4. 6 November 1986: Postcard
  5. 15 December 1986: Postcard
  6. 22 July 1987: Postcard
  7. 27 June 1988: 1p CPLS with 23p of photocopied articles
  8. 14 July 1989: 2p TLS
  9. 21 July 1989: Postcard
  10. 8 January 1992: 1p TLS
  11. 28 January 1992: Postcard
  12. 6 May 1992: 2p CPLS with 7p photocopied article
  13. 20 May 1992: 2p ALS
  14. 13 June 1992: Postcard
  15. 31 October 1992 1p CPLS
  16. 3 March 1993: 1p CPLS
  17. 24 April 1993: holograph Postcard with photocopied letter
  18. 20 July 1993: 2p CPLS
  19. 6 August 1993: Postcard
  20. 10 August 1993: 1p CPLS
  21. 28 September 1993
  22. 26 October 1993: 1p CPLS
  23. 12 February 1994: Postcard
  24. 25 August 1994: 1p CPLS
  25. 7 September 1994: Postcard
  26. 2 December 1994: 2p CPLS
  27. 9 January 1995: 3p CPLS
  28. 3 February 1995: Postcard
  29. 15 April 1995: 1p CPLS
  30. 29 May 1995: Postcard
  31. 8 March 1995: 1p CPLS
  32. 16 August 1995: 1p CPLS
  33. 14 October 1995: 2p CPLS
  34. 2 November 1995: ALS
  35. 17 January 1996: 2p CPLS
  36. 17 February 1996: 1p CPLS
  37. 7 March 1996: 1p CPLS
  38. 3 April 1996: 2p CPLS
  39. 7 May 1996: 1p CPLS with 2p enclosure
  40. 19 June 1996: 2p ALS
  41. 15 August 1996: 1p CPLS
  42. 17 October 1996: 1p CPLS
  43. 19 November 1996: 1p CPLS with 3p enclosure
  44. 29 January 1997: 1p CPLS
  45. 18 April 1997: 1p CPLS with clipped newspaper article
  46. 30 April 1997: 1p CPLS with enclosures
  47. 16 August 1997: 1p CPLS
  48. 16 November 1997: 1p CPLS with 4p enclosure
  49. 19 December 1997: 1p CPLS
  50. 28 January 1998: 1p ALS
  51. 18 February 1998: 1p CPLS
  52. 30 May 1998: 19p photocopied article with holograph note on cover sheet
  53. 23 May 1998: 1p CPLS
  54. 2 June 1998: photocopied article with holograph note
  55. 28 September 1998: 1p CPLS
  56. 28 October 1998: 1p CPLS
  57. 17 November 1998: 1p CPLS
  58. 2 July 1999: 1p CPLS
  59. 28 July 1999: 1p CPLS
  60. 2 August 1999: 1p CPLS
  61. 24 October 1999: 1p CPLS
  62. 10 January 2000: 1p CPLS with 1p enclosure
  63. 9 October 2000: Postcard
  64. 30 January 2001: 2p CPLS with 14p photocopied article
  65. 6 June 2001: 1p CPLS
  66. 24 August 2001: 1p CPLS
  67. 25 January 2002: 2p CPLS
  68. 5 February 2002: 1p CPLS
  69. 26 February 2002: 1p CPLS
  70. 22 March 2002: Postcard
  71. 28 April 2002: 1p CPLS
  72. 17 June 2002: Postcard
  73. 26 June 2002: 1p ALS
  74. 27 July 2002: 1p CPLS
  75. 14 August: 1p CPLS
  76. 14 August: 1p CPLS
  77. 11 November 2002: 1p CPLS
  78. 26 November 2002: 1p CPLS
  79. 13 January 2003: Postcard
  80. 6 April 2003: Postcard
  81. 19 June 2003: 2p CPLS
  82. Summer 2003: Postcard
  83. 10 December 2003: 1p CPLS
  84. undated: 1p CPLS with 3p enclosure
  85. undated: Kicking Against the Pricks in Beckett's Afterlife
  86. undated: Postcard
  87. undated: Postcard
  88. undated: Postcard
  89. undated: Postcard
  90. undated: Postcard
  91. undated: Postcard
  92. undated: Postcard
  93. undated: Postcard
  94. undated: Photocopied magazine article

Subseries 6: William (Bill) Shields

  1. [1980] Two 1p typed prose pieces: Outside Hue and Little Guy
  2. [28 September 1980] 1p TLS with six photocopied short stories
  3. [15 October 1980] 1p TLS with 10p photocopied typed short story: Fire in the Hole
  4. [8 November 1980] 1p TLS with 10p photocopied short story, Carole, and 3p photocopy of an Emily Dickinson letter
  5. 26 November 1980: 1p TLS with 8p photocopied typed short story: The Apprenticeship (sic)
  6. [6 December 1980] 1p typed prose piece: For Christ Sake
  7. [12 January 1981] 6p photocopied typed short story: Guyascutus
  8. [21 January 1981] 1p TLS with 5p photocopied typed short story: A Bunch of Nonsense Concerning a Delinquent Car
  9. 19 February 1981: 1p TLS with 1p typed prose piece: I Won't Blame the Mailman
  10. [27 March 1981] 5p photocopied typed short story: Amy
  11. [11 May 1981] 1p TLS with four photocopied typed 1p prose pieces
  12. [26 May 1981] 1p TLS with 2p typed short story: As Far as Jobs Go
  13. [20 June 1981] 1p TLS with 1p typed prose piece: PTL
  14. 21 August 1981: holograph card with 1p enclosure
  15. [19 November 1981] 4p photocopied typed short story: Family Vignette
  16. 21 December 1981: 1p TLS
  17. [21 June 1982] 1p TLS with 1p typed prose piece: Dancing with a Sweet Young Thing
  18. [4 August 1982] 1p TLS
  19. [15 August 1985] 1p TLS with four typed poems
  20. [26 September 1985] 1p TLS with two typed poems
  21. 3 January 1986: 1p TLS and 1p ALS
  22. [2??? 1987] with four photocopied typed poems
  23. 9 April, no year: 1p ALS
  24. undated: 1p TLS with photocopied short stories: A Timeless Saga and The 1959 Albino Chicken Killer
  25. undated: 1p ALS with chapbooks Climb in My Iron Lung and Make Me Feel Cheap (with Richard Blevins)
  26. undated: 2p typed short story: The End, inscribed to James Lowell

Subseries 7: Kent Taylor

  1. 16 May 1978: 2p ALS
  2. 2 October 1978: The Cleveland Underground Poetry Scene: A Personal Reminiscence, signed
  3. 4 January 1980: 2p ALS
  4. 1 April 1980: 2p ALS
  5. 5 May 1980: 2p ALS with six photocopied poems
  6. 16 March 1981: 2p ALS with eight photocopied poems
  7. 12 September 1981: 2p ALS with UCSF Journal, dated September 1981
  8. 14 October 1982: 2p ALS with one typed poem with holograph notation
  9. 12 September 1984: 2p ALS with two photocopied typed poems and one typed poem with holograph notation
  10. 6 February 1989: Three typed poems, each signed
  11. 30 September 1989: 2p ALS with three photocopied typed poems and 1p photocopied newspaper article enclosed
  12. 20 December 1989: 2p ALS with two photocopied typed poems, each signed
  13. 21 February 1990: 1p ALS with one photocopied typed poem and two photocopied typed short prose pieces
  14. 29 July 1990: 2p ALS with enclosures
  15. 29 December 1992: 3 photocopied typed poems, one inscribed to James Lowell, with two clipped newspaper articles and one flyer enclosed
  16. 17 March [1993]: 1p ALS with two photocopied poems, one inscribed to James Lowell
  17. 2 June 1993: 1p ALS, with two photocopied typed poems, both inscribed to James Lowell
  18. 28 August 1993: 1p ALS, with two photocopied typed poems
  19. 19 December 1993: one photocopied typed poem with holograph note to James Lowell
  20. 10 March 1994: 2p ALS with two photocopied typed poems
  21. 26 March 1994: 1p ALS with poem
  22. 3 June 1994: 1p ALS with two photocopied typed poems
  23. 17 October 1994: 1p ALS with photocopied typed poem with holograph notation
  24. 5 December 1994: 1p ALS on sheet with photocopied typed poem with two enclosures
  25. 1 May 1995: 1p ALS on page with photocopied typed poem and 1p photocopied newspaper article enclosed
  26. 17 July 1995: 1p ALS with two photocopied programs
  27. 8 October 1995: 1p ALS on sheet with photocopied typed poem
  28. 19 November 1995: two photocopied typed poems, one with holograph notation
  29. 11 March 1996: 1p ALS on sheet with photocopied typed poem
  30. 18 April 1996: 1p ALS written on page with photocopied typed poem
  31. 19 October 1999: 1p ALS with 1p signed prose tribute, A Nod to Jim Lowell and The Asphodel Book Shop
  32. 10 November 1999: 1p ALS with poem and ink art
  33. 8 September 2000: 7p printout of d. a. levy bibliography with Taylor's holograph notes
  34. 3 May 2001: 1p ALS
  35. 28 March 2003: 2p ALS
  36. 31 March 2003: 1p ALS
  37. 8 April 2003: 1p TLS with annotated enclosure

Series 2: Additional Correspondence

Box 3
Folder -- Contents

  1. "The Arrest": Multiple Correspondents, 1966-1967
  2. Anderson, Forrest: 24 December 1965, 3p TLS
  3. Ball, Nelson: 18 October 1969, 1p TLS with one typed poem, Because You Wanted a Poem--For Tessa
  4. Beaudouin, Kenneth L.: 16 October 1952, 1p ALS; 24 October 1952, 1p ALS; 22 June 1957, 3p TLS, clipped together
  5. Beck, Art: 7 June 2001, 1p ALS, with two printed poemcards and one Christmas greeting
  6. Benveniste, Asa: 4 April 1977, 1p TLS
  7. Blaine, Nell: 30 April 1986, holograph card
  8. Blaine, Nell: [28 December 1996] memorial invitation
  9. Bly, Robert: 7 March 1973, 2p ALS
  10. Bowering, George: 17 January 1965, 2p ALS
  11. Braman, Sandra: 17 January 1994, 2p CPLS
  12. Burns, Jim: 3 July 2000, 1p TLS with enclosure
  13. Butler, Bill: 6 September 1968, 1p TLS with typed poems Invisible Scarlet O'Hara and Charles I've Written You a Poem
  14. Caruso, Barbara: Six Exhibition Announcements circa 1982-2002, one with holograph salutation
  15. Celebration for Jim Lowell: Multiple Correspondents, 1988
  16. Cheryl ?: 30 November 1987, 1p ALS
  17. Clay, Steve: 14 October 2003, 1p TLS with 2p enclosure
  18. Conkle, D. Steven: undated 1p TPL
  19. Cook, Bob: 1 August 1993, holograph postcard
  20. Cook, Bob: 29 September 1996, 1p ALS
  21. Cook, Bob: 6 July 1997, holograph card with six photographs enclosed
  22. Cook, Bob: 27 July 1998, holograph postcard with three photographs and two enclosures
  23. Creeley, Robert: 22 June 1963, 1p TLS Creeley, Robert: 14 December 1963, typed postcard, signed
  24. Creeley, Robert: 18 February 1982, 1p TLS
  25. Creeley, Robert: 11 November 1989, 1p TLS
  26. Crews, Judson: 27 December 1967, 1p ALS
  27. Crozier, Andrew: 9 January 1974, change of address postcard
  28. Curry, John [1991] 1p ALS
  29. Curry, John: [August 1991] 3p ALS
  30. Curry, John: undated 1p ALS
  31. Curry, John undated 2p TLS with 8p enclosures
  32. Cutts, Simon: 17 July 2002, holograph postcard
  33. Daily, Joel: undated 1p TLS
  34. Davenport, Guy: 7 March 1966, 1p TLS with clipped newspaper article
  35. Davis, Jason: 1 October [2003], 2p ALS with four letterpress postcards by Davis
  36. Dorn, Ed: 30 August 1973, 2p ALS
  37. Doty, Robert M.: 13 March 1979, 1p TPL
  38. Dowden,George: 11 May 1964, 2p TLS aerogramme
  39. Dowden, George: 24 July 1964, 1p TLS aerogramme
  40. Dowden, George: 2 August 1964, 2p TLS aerogramme
  41. Dowden, George: 19 April 1968, 2p TLS aerogramme
  42. Dozier, Bill: 27 May 1994, 1p TLS with two enclosures
  43. Dunn, Douglas: 28 July 1975, 1p TLS
  44. Eckman, Martha: Golden Goose Press, 1953 Operations Summary
  45. Eckman, Martha: 17 September 1998, 2p CPLS
  46. Eckman, Martha: 24 September 1998, 1p CPLS
  47. Eckman, Martha: 7 November 1998, 1p CPLS
  48. Eckman, Martha: 19 November 1998, 2p CPLS
  49. Eckman, Martha: 24 September 1999, 1p CPLS, copy, addressed to Paul Yon
  50. Eckman, Martha: 4 October 1999, 2p CPLS
  51. Eckman, Martha: 19 October 1999, 1p CPLS
  52. Eigner, Larry: 17 November 1959, typed postcard
  53. Eigner, Larry: 15 February 1971, TL with enclosures
  54. Eshleman, Clayton: 7 May 1963, 1p TLS
  55. Eshleman, Clayton: 18 May 1963, holograph postcard
  56. Eshleman, Clayton: 27 May 1963 holograph postcard
  57. Eshleman, Clayton: 1 December 1965, 1p TLS
  58. Eshleman, Clayton: 1966, 2p TLS
  59. Eshleman, Clayton: 19 January 1966, 1p TLS
  60. Eshleman, Clayton: 1967, TLS and poem
  61. Finlay, Alec: [21 November 1990] holograph postcard with small holograph note
  62. Finlay, Alec: undated, 2p ALS with holograph card, signed, and two enclosures
  63. Finlay, Alec: 20 November 1990, 2p ALS with two enclosures
  64. Fischer, Aaron: [12 June 1995] two holograph postcards
  65. Friedman, Joel David: [14 November 1987], 2p, TPL
  66. Friends of the Kent State University Libraries & Media Services Newsletter: Spring 2004, with Dean Keller article about James Russell Lowell
  67. Gay, Karl: 13 October 1982, 1p TLS
  68. Gildzen, Alex: 1972, postcard
  69. Gitin, David and Maria: 4 June 1974, 1p TLS with enclosed broadsides
  70. Glover, Albert, undated, 1p ALS with inscribed original printed cards
  71. Hall, Holly: 22 October 1979, 1p ALS
  72. Hamady, Walter: 25 July 1966, 1p ALS
  73. Harshman, Marc: 27 January 1979, 1p TLS with three typed poems and one clipped article
  74. Harshman, Marc: 8 February 1983, 2p ALS with two enclosures
  75. Harshman, Marc: 7 August 1984, 1p TLS
  76. Harvey Sahak, Judy: 7 June 1984, 1p TPL
  77. Head, Robert: 8 September 1974, 1p ALS
  78. Hepworth, James R.: 5 October 1995, 4p CPLS with poem Hepworth's Doppleganger
  79. Hodge, Alison: undated, holograph postcard
  80. Horvath, Alan: 1999, computer printed copy of interview with About.com
  81. Horvath, Alan: 18 June 2001, 1p TL with five polaroids enclosed
  82. Horvath, Alan: [18 September 2003] 1p CPL with enclosures
  83. Horvath, Alan: 24 November 2003, 1p CPL with enclosures, printed web pages
  84. Horvath, Alan: undated, 1p ALS with enclosed photo
  85. Horvath, Alan: undated, handmade card
  86. Hoyem, Andrew: 18 January 1963, 1p TLS
  87. Hoyem, Andrew: 17 February 1963, 1p TLS from "Sally H"
  88. Hoyem, Andrew: 21 October 1963, 2p TLS with correspondence between Hoyem and Brother Antoninus
  89. Hoyem, Andrew: 20 February 1964, 1p TLS with enclosure
  90. Hoyem, Andrew: 18 January 1965, 2p ALS
  91. Hoyleman, Merle: 1968, holograph postcard
  92. Jacob, John: 5 April 2003, 1p TLS
  93. Jacobsen, Josephine: 17 January 1973, 2p TLS
  94. Jama, Stephen: [25 January 1980] 1p ALS
  95. Jama, Stephen: [16 June 1989], photocopied poem: between/lines
  96. Jama, Stephen: 29 August 1990: 1p TLS
  97. Jama, Stephen: [2 November 1995] 1p ALS with two photocopied poems
  98. Jama, Stephen: [1996] Six photocopied poems with holograph note and 2p Davenport list
  99. Jama, Stephen: undated, holograph postcard
  100. Jama, Stephen: undated, photocopied poem: Winters' Garden
  101. The Jargon Society: 1969, inventory
  102. Keller, Dean: 14 August 1970, 1p ALS
  103. Keller, Dean: 5 June1991, 1p TLS with printed broadside by Angela Billa
  104. Keller, Dean: [29 February 2000], 1p ALS
  105. Keller, Dean: 7 November 2000, 1p ALS, with small printed broadside by Marc Harshman
  106. Keller, Dean: 30 January 1998, 2p ALS with two photocopied articles enclosed
  107. Kidd, Peter [28 November 1994] 1p TLS with 1p typed poem
  108. Lansing, Gerrit: 15 January 1969, holograph postcard
  109. Lanyon, Andrew: 11 November 1987, 1p ALS
  110. Larcombe, Sam: undated, 2p LS
  111. Long, Anton V.: 24 October 1965, 3p TLS
  112. Long, Anton V.: 25 February 1966, 1p TLS with brochures from Naples Library on Haniel Long. Includes "Democracy"
  113. MacGowan, Christopher: 22 April 1991, 1p CPLS
  114. Mann, Michael [10 February 1997], 1p ALS with booklet Kiss Event
  115. Mann, Michael [26 March 2003], 1p ALS
  116. Marx, Jake: undated, 1p ALS with several typed poems
  117. Maser, Jeff: undated, 1p CPLS
  118. Mayers, David: 3 June 1976, 2p ALS with enclosure
  119. McCord, Howard: [23 March, undated] 1p TLS
  120. McGrath, Thomas: undated, 1p holograph note with 5p dittoed McGrath bibliography
  121. Meredith, William: 15 March 1980, typed postcard, signed
  122. Metcalf, Paul: 4 October, undated, 1p TLS with hand-drawn map
  123. Miles, B.: 12 April 1965, 2p TLS
  124. Miles, B.: 12 April 1965, 3p TLS
  125. Miles, B.: 27 April 1965, 3p TLS
  126. Miles, B.: 6 May 1965, 1p TLS
  127. Miles, [B.]: 24 May 1965, 1p TLS
  128. Miles, [B.]: 28 June 1965, 1p TLS
  129. Miles, [B.]: undated, 1p TLS
  130. Miles, [B.]: undated, 1p TLS
  131. Miles, [B.]: undated, 1p TLS
  132. Miles, [B.]: undated, 1p TLS
  133. Miles, [B.]: undated, 1p TLS
  134. Miles, [B.]: undated, 2p TLS
  135. Miles, [B.]: undated, 3p TLS
  136. Miller, Peter: 30 August 1963, 1p TLS
  137. Miller, Peter: 23 November 1963, 2p TLS
  138. Moore, A.D.: 16 September 1968, 1p TLS with enclosed keepsake
  139. Murray, Timothy D.: 21 March 1994, 1p TLS and 25 April 1996, 1p TLS
  140. Napora, Joseph: [9 May1980] 1p TPL with poem Poetry is Innocence, Poetry is Mean
  141. Newland, Chuck: 12 November 1994, 2p CPLS
  142. Newlove, John: 18 December 1967, 1p CPLS
  143. Nicholson, Norman: 29 August 1981, 1p TLS
  144. Olson, Charles: 19 October 1955, 1p ALS
  145. Patchen, Miriam [12 November 1962], 2p ALS
  146. Patchen, Miriam [3 December 1962], 1p ALS
  147. Perrizo, James E. [31 August 1989], 3p photocopied poem My Detroit
  148. Perrizo, James E. 25 May 1990, 1p typed want list
  149. Podgursky, Robert: 7 March 1985, 1p TLS with three poems
  150. Powell, Donald: April 1983, 1p TLS, and August 1983, 1p ALS, with photograph
  151. Randall, Margaret: 12 July 1963, 2p TLS
  152. Rauschenbusch, Stephanie: postcard with drawing, 2000
  153. Raworth, Tom: 5 April 1964, 2p TLS aerogramme
  154. Richards, Brian: 28 March 1970, 1p TLS
  155. Richards, Brian: 11 March 1975, 3p ALS on the backs of three typed poems
  156. Richards, Brian: 3 April 1975
  157. Richards, Brian: 3 April 1975, 1p ALS
  158. Richards, Brian: 16 February 1977, 2p TLS
  159. Richards, Brian: [16 May 1977], 2p ALS
  160. Richards, Brian: 23 June [1977], 2p TLS
  161. Richards, Brian: 14 March 1984, 2p ALS
  162. Richards, Brian: 10 July 1984, 1p TLS
  163. Richards, Brian: 19 July 1984, 1p TLS with one poem
  164. Richards, Brian [9 August 1984] 1p TLS
  165. Richards, Brian: 28 August 1984, 1p ALS
  166. Richards, Brian: 18 September [1984], 1p TL with enclosed 1p typed poem
  167. Richards, Brian: 30 November, undated, 2p ALS with one poem
  168. Richter, Ernst: 25 January 2000, 1p CPLS with enclosure
  169. Roberts, Bill: undated, 1p CPLS with letterpress poemcard by Justin Barrett
  170. Rowan, Louis: 8 November [1967], 3p ALS
  171. Rowan, Louis: 8 November [1967], 8p ALS
  172. Rowan, Louis: 11 May 1968, 3p TLS
  173. Rowan, Louis: 27 October 1967, 5p ALS
  174. Rowan, Louis: 11 March 1968, 1p TLS
  175. Rowan, Louis: 11 May 1968, 3p TLS
  176. Rowan, Louis: 16 May 1968, 1p TLS
  177. Rowan, Louis: 14 June [1968], 1p TLS
  178. Rowan, Louis: [15 July 1968], 1p ALS with enclosed photograph of James Lowell
  179. Rowan, Louis: 31 July 1968, 2p TLS with two typed poems
  180. Rowan, Louis: 7 October 1968, 2p TLS
  181. Scully, Maurice: 9 December 1996, 1p TLS
  182. Seidman, John: 30 July 1991, 1p TLS with enclosed articles
  183. Seiffer, Samuel: 3 August 1967, 1p TLS
  184. Sigmund, R. J.: undated, 1p ALS
  185. Smith, Larry: 3 September 2003, 1p CPLS
  186. Souster, Ray: [1976], small holograph note with one 2p typed poem
  187. Souster, Ray: 28 January 1985, 1p TLS
  188. Souster, Ray: 13 February 1985, 1p TLS
  189. Stafford, William: 4 August 1969, 1p CPLS
  190. Stafford, William, 5 May 1970, 1p TLS
  191. TAFA: undated 1p ALS with News and Views by Steven [sic] Jama, 1949
  192. Tanabe, Takao: 28 May 1965, 1p TLS
  193. Turnbull, Gael: 4 December 1964, 1p ALS aerogramme
  194. Turnbull, Gael: 7 May 2002, 1p TLS aerogramme
  195. Turnbull, Gael: 29 May 2002, 1p ALS and TLS aerogramme
  196. Turnbull, Gael: 24 June 2002, 1p TLS aerogramme
  197. Wah, Fred: 17 February 1965, 1p TLS
  198. Wah, Fred: 10 April 1965, 1p TLS
  199. Webb, John Edgar [19 November 1960], holograph postcard
  200. Wheeler, Mary: 15 November 2002, 4p ALS
  201. Whitney, J. D.: 30 November 1983, printed flyer with brief holograph note
  202. Williams, Jonathan: 13 January 1965, 1p TL
  203. Williams, Jonathan: 27 February 1965, typed postcard, signed
  204. Williams, Jonathan: 27 February 1965, typed postcard, signed
  205. Williams, Jonathan: 28 February 1965, typed postcard, signed
  206. Williams, Jonathan: 10 June 1965, 1p TLS
  207. Williams, Jonathan: 31 December 1967, 1p TLS
  208. Williams, Jonathan: 20 June 1968, 1p TLS
  209. Williams, Jonathan: 21 July 1984, 1p TLS
  210. Williams, Jonathan: 9 December 2002, 1p TLS with 2p enclosures
  211. Woolf, Douglas: 16 April 1977, 1p ALS
  212. Woolf, Douglas: 31 March 1986, printed poemcard, inscribed
  213. Wyatt, Bill: undated, holograph postcard
  214. Zukofsky, Celia: 26 April 1963, 1p TLS
  215. Zukofsky, Celia: 29 May 1963, 2p ALS
  216. Zukofsky, Celia: 12 March 1964, 2p ALS
  217. Unidentified Correspondence
  218. Unidentified Correspondence. Dard Hunter Bibliography [undated] 1p TL
  219. Unidentified Correspondence. Envelope with interesting stamped words and phrases
  220. Unidentified Correspondence. ____, John: 5 May 1971, 1p TPL
  221. Unidentified Correspondence. Order Form [undated]
  222. Undentified Correspondence with internet article [30 September 2003] 15p CPL

Series 3: Manuscript Editions [i.e., pre-publication proof copies of various works, sent to Lowell, some including notes by the authors]

Box 4
Folder -- Contents

  1. Beck, Art: A Birthday Present, undated
  2. Blevins, Richard: A Flock of Landscapes
  3. Blevins, Richard: Historomance, undated
  4. Jama, Stephen: Amsterdam/Athens, 1987
  5. Jama, Stephen: From Winter Garden, undated
  6. Jama, Stephen: Winter's Garden, undated
  7. Johnson, Scott: Slowly in Stillness, 1970
  8. [Kryss, Tom]: It's the Ink, Son, undated
  9. O'Neil, Eugene: A Lovely and Fearful Thing, 10 August 19??]
  10. Powell, Donald: Tickets: A Minimum Description by Way of Saying Hello, 1973
  11. Rowan, Louis: Except, My Life, undated
  12. Rowan, Louis: Your Pages are not Numbered, 1967
  13. Shields, Bill: The Day I Found Marco Polo Outside of Cleveland, 1981 [2]
  14. Shields, Bill: Post Vietnam Stress Syndrome, undated
  15. Shields, Bill: A Sense of Obligation: the Nam Poems of Bill Shields
  16. Shields, Bill: When Pigs Learn to Whistle, 1982
  17. Shields, Bill: Winners and Other Losers, 1985
  18. Smith, Larry: Levy Chronology, 2003

Series 4: Cards and Photographs

Box 5
Folder -- Contents

  1. Lowell, James: List of Christmas Cards, 1952-1977
  2. Abrams, Sam: 1981
  3. Abrams, Sam: 1984
  4. Abrams, Sam: 1987
  5. Abrams, Sam: undated
  6. Babcock, Bert and Raija: 1973
  7. Babcock, Bert and Raija: 1981
  8. Ball, Nelson: 1969
  9. Barter, Tom: undated
  10. Butler, Bill: 1969
  11. Casement, Doug and Kathy: undated
  12. Cornillion, Susan and John: 1966
  13. Crozier, Andrew and Philip: undated
  14. Croupier Press: 1970
  15. Cuscaden, R. R.: 1961
  16. Davis, Jason: Parenthetical Press (postcards), 2002
  17. DePew, Wally and Linda: undated
  18. Edson, Richad: 1965
  19. Edson, Russell and Frances: 1963
  20. Ellis, Craig: undated
  21. Fisher, Joel: undated
  22. Franke, Christopher: undated
  23. Gitin, David: 1970
  24. The Goring Hotel: 1970
  25. Granary Books: Nine Sentences on Friendship (greeting card), 2003
  26. Greene, Jonathan: 1969
  27. Greene, Jonathan: undated
  28. Hall, Holly: 1975
  29. Hall, Holly: 1976
  30. Harshman, Marc: 1999
  31. Harshman, Marc: undated
  32. Higgins, Dick: 1976
  33. Higgins, Dick: 1977
  34. Hoyem, Andrew: undated
  35. Hoyleman, Merle: 1968
  36. Hoyleman, Merle: undated
  37. Ikuta Press: undated
  38. I Saw Johnny Yesterday: Poemcard by Carl Thayler, 2002
  39. Jama, Stephen: 1983
  40. Jama, Stephen: 1989
  41. Jama, Stephen: 1996
  42. Keller, Dean: undated
  43. Kryss, Tom: 1976
  44. Kryss, Tom: 1994
  45. Kryss, Tom: 1995
  46. Kryss, Tom: 1997
  47. Kryss, Tom: 1999
  48. Kryss, Tom: 2004
  49. Kryss, Tom: undated
  50. Kryss, Tom: undated
  51. Kryss, Tom: undated
  52. Kryss, Tom: undated
  53. Kryss, Tom: undated
  54. Kryss, Tom: undated
  55. Kryss, Tom: undated
  56. Kryss, Tom: undated
  57. Kryss, Tom: undated
  58. Kryss, Tom: undated
  59. Kryss, Tom: undated
  60. Kryss, Tom: undated
  61. Kryss, Tom: undated
  62. Kryss, Tom: undated
  63. Kryss, Tom: undated
  64. Kryss, Tom: undated
  65. Kryss, Tom: undated
  66. Kryss, Tom: undated
  67. Kryss, Tom: undated
  68. Kryss, Tom: undated
  69. Kryss, Tom: undated
  70. Kryss, Tom and Carol: undated
  71. Kryss, Tom [2009/2010]
  72. Lake, Larry: 1969
  73. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1965
  74. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1972
  75. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1973
  76. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1974
  77. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1975
  78. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1976
  79. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1977
  80. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1978
  81. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1979
  82. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1980
  83. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1981
  84. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1982
  85. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1983
  86. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1984
  87. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1985
  88. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1986
  89. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1987
  90. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1988
  91. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1989
  92. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1990
  93. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1991
  94. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1992
  95. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1994
  96. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1995
  97. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1998
  98. Marx Family: 1969
  99. Miller, Chuck and Jeanetta Jones: 1977
  100. Mills, Lloyd: 1998
  101. Newland, Chuck: 1975
  102. Newland, Chuck: 1977
  103. Phoenix Book Shop: 1969
  104. Quartermain, Peter: undated
  105. Rauschenbusch, Stephanie: undated
  106. Reid, Alistar: 1974
  107. rjs [Robert J. Sigmund]: 1985
  108. Ryan, Richard: undated
  109. Sand Dollar: 1970
  110. Scorpion Press: undated
  111. Smith, Claude: 1985
  112. "Some": 1976
  113. "Some": undated
  114. Souster, Ray and Lee: undated
  115. Stone, Bernard: 1987
  116. Stone, Bernard: undated
  117. Stone, Bernard: undated
  118. Stone, Bernard: undated
  119. Stone, Bernard: undated
  120. Stone, Bernard: undated
  121. Stone, Bernard: undated
  122. Unicorn Press: 1969
  123. Wallrich, Larry and Ruby: 1963
  124. Wallrich, Larry and Ruby: 1970
  125. Wallrich, Larry and Ruby: undated
  126. Whitehead, Jett: 1994
  127. Whitehead, Jett and Shelley: 1996
  128. Whitehead, Jett and Shelley: undated
  129. Whitehead, Jett and Shelley: undated
  130. Williams, Deborah and Enid: undated
  131. Wilson, Astrid: undated
  132. Woolmer, J. Howard: 1975
  133. Yamada Art Gallery: undated
  134. Yamada Art Gallery: undated
  135. Unidentified Greeting Cards
  136. Photographs of Asphodel Book Shop

Series 5: Oversized Materials

Box 6

  1. Kryss, Tom: "To Jim and Tessa." Handmade Portfolio Enclosing a Rabbit Silkscreen, undated
  2. Peterson, Will: Tri-Fold Signed Print, Inscribed, undated
  3. Asphodel: 1963-2003, undated
  4. Glover, Al: Notice "Easter Crown"
  5. Glover, Al: Notice "Eastern Crown" with correspondence from Albert Glover
  6. Osterlund, Steve: Self-Portrait with Exotic Bird for Jim Lowell, 1969
  7. Across State Lines, 1990
  8. Jean Piaget, 2002