James R. Lowell papers

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James R. Lowell papers

James R. Lowell papers

Finding Aid

Prepared by Craig Simpson, November 10, 2004; Updated January 2013; Last Updated: July 2020


Inclusive Dates: 1952-2004
Extent: 4.75 cubic feet (4 record storage boxes, 1 document case, 1 flat oversize box)
Physical Location: 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.


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:


Acquistion Information: The Department of Special Collections and Archives acquired the Lowell papers in 2004.


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, 3p essay
  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, with brief holograph note on sheet and January 1993 issue of ':that:'
  18. 7 June 1994: 2p ALS
  19. 12 November 1994: 1p CPLS
  20. undated: 14p essay, 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. 5 September 1965: typed postcard signed
  29. November 1965: 3p TLS
  30. 8 November 1965: 6p ALS
  31. 14 December 1965: 2p TLS with enclosure
  32. 2 January 1966: holograph postcard
  33. 3 January 1966: holograph postcard
  34. 4 January 1966: 1p ALS
  35. 8 January 1966: holograph postcard
  36. 22 February 1966: 3p TLS
  37. 28 February 1966: 2p TLS
  38. 22 March 1966: 1p TLS
  39. 6 March 1966: 1p TLS
  40. April 1966: 2p TLS
  41. 19 April 1966: 2p TLS
  42. June 1966: 2p TLS
  43. 24 June 1966: 2p TL
  44. 16 July 1966: 2p TLS with two enclosures
  45. August 1966: 2p TLS
  46. 8 August 1966: 2p TLS
  47. 8 August 1966
  48. September 1966: 2p TLS
  49. 13 September 1966: 2p TLS
  50. October 1966: 3p TLS
  51. December 1966: 2p TLS
  52. 3 January 1967: 2p TLS
  53. 18 January 1967: 3p TLS
  54. 23 January 1967: 3p TLS
  55. 2 March 1967: 2p TLS
  56. April 1967: 1p TLS
  57. 14 September 1967: 2p TLS
  58. 24 December 1967: 2p TLS
  59. 7 January 1968: 4p TLS with poems and article, Flowers for Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh's Family Magazine
  60. 26 January [1968]: 2p TLS with clipped newspaper article
  61. 10 February 1968: 2p TLS
  62. 13 March 1968: 2p TLS
  63. 27 September 1968: 3p TLS
  64. 17 August 1969: 3p TLS
  65. 13 August 1970: 4p ALS
  66. September 1970: 1p TLS
  67. 30 March 1977: 3p ALS with three family photographs enclosed
  68. 14 September 1977: 2p TLS
  69. 9 November 1977 and 14 November 1977: 2p TLS and 3p TLS with enclosed poem
  70. 11 November 1979: 2p TLS
  71. 31 December 1983: 1p TLS with photograph
  72. 18 December 1986: 3p CPLS
  73. 15 May 1987: 2p CPLS with five small photos attached
  74. 12 December 1993: 2p CPLS
  75. 25 February 1995: 3p CPLS
  76. 17 January 1996: 2p TLS
  77. 22 July 2002: 2p CPLS
  78. undated: 1p ALS with I'm All Right newsprint tabloid enclosed
  79. undated: 2p ALS
  80. undated: typed postcard, signed

Subseries 3: David Federman

  1. 1 December 1963: 2p TLS
  2. 4 January 1963: 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] 1p TLS 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 1p each, photocopies
  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. 11 February 1999: 1p CPLS
  59. 2 July 1999: 1p CPLS
  60. 28 July 1999: 1p CPLS
  61. 2 August 1999: 1p CPLS
  62. 24 October 1999: 1p CPLS
  63. 10 January 2000: 1p CPLS with 1p enclosure
  64. 9 October 2000: Postcard
  65. 30 January 2001: 2p CPLS with 14p photocopied article
  66. 6 June 2001: 1p CPLS
  67. 24 August 2001: 1p CPLS
  68. 25 January 2002: 2p CPLS
  69. 5 February 2002: 1p CPLS
  70. 26 February 2002: 1p CPLS
  71. 22 March 2002: Postcard
  72. 28 April 2002: 1p CPLS
  73. 17 June 2002: Postcard
  74. 26 June 2002: 1p ALS
  75. 27 July 2002: 1p CPLS
  76. 14 August: 1p CPLS
  77. 14 August: 1p CPLS
  78. 11 November 2002: 1p CPLS
  79. 26 November 2002: 1p CPLS
  80. 13 January 2003: Postcard
  81. 6 April 2003: Postcard
  82. 19 June 2003: 2p CPLS
  83. Summer 2003: Postcard
  84. 10 December 2003: 1p CPLS
  85. undated: 1p CPLS with 3p enclosure
  86. undated: Kicking Against the Pricks in Beckett's Afterlife
  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, signed
  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] 1p TLS with four photocopied typed poems
  23. 9 April, no year: 1p ALS
  24. undated: 1p TLS with photocopied short stories: A Timeless Saga with 3p photocopied typed short story, 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. 25 May 1979: 2p ALS with 4 photocopied typed poems with 1 short holograph note
  4. 4 January 1980: 2p ALS
  5. 1 April 1980: 2p ALS
  6. 5 May 1980: 2p ALS with six photocopied poems
  7. 16 March 1981: 2p ALS with eight photocopied poems
  8. 12 September 1981: 2p ALS with UCSF Journal, dated September 1981
  9. 14 October 1982: 2p ALS with one typed poem with holograph notation
  10. 12 September 1984: 2p ALS with two photocopied typed poems and one typed poem with holograph notation
  11. 6 February 1989: Three typed poems, each signed
  12. 30 September 1989: 2p ALS with three photocopied typed poems and 1p photocopied newspaper article enclosed
  13. 20 December 1989: 2p ALS with two photocopied typed poems, each signed
  14. 21 February 1990: 1p ALS with one photocopied typed poem signed and two photocopied typed short prose pieces, each signed
  15. 29 July 1990: 2p ALS with enclosures
  16. 29 December 1992: 3 photocopied typed poems, one inscribed to James Lowell, with two clipped newspaper articles and one flyer enclosed
  17. 17 March [1993]: 1p ALS with two photocopied poems, one inscribed to James Lowell
  18. 2 June 1993: 1p ALS, with two photocopied typed poems, both inscribed to James Lowell
  19. 28 August 1993: 1p ALS, with two photocopied typed poems
  20. 19 December 1993: one photocopied typed poem with holograph note to James Lowell
  21. 10 March 1994: 2p ALS with two photocopied typed poems
  22. 26 March 1994: 1p ALS with poem
  23. 3 June 1994: 1p ALS with two photocopied typed poems
  24. 17 October 1994: 1p ALS with photocopied typed poem with holograph notation
  25. 5 December 1994: 1p ALS on sheet with photocopied typed poem with two enclosures
  26. 1 May 1995: 1p ALS on page with photocopied typed poem and 1p photocopied newspaper article enclosed
  27. 17 July 1995: 1p ALS with two photocopied programs
  28. 8 October 1995: 1p ALS on sheet with photocopied typed poem
  29. 19 November 1995: two photocopied typed poems, one with holograph notation
  30. 11 March 1996: 1p ALS on sheet with photocopied typed poem
  31. 18 April 1996: 1p ALS written on page with photocopied typed poem
  32. 19 October 1999: 1p ALS with 1p signed prose tribute, A Nod to Jim Lowell and The Asphodel Book Shop
  33. 10 November 1999: 1p ALS with poem and ink art
  34. 8 September 2000: 7p printout of d. a. levy bibliography with Taylor's holograph notes
  35. 3 May 2001: 1p ALS
  36. 28 March 2003: 2p ALS
  37. 31 March 2003: 1p ALS
  38. 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 signed
  8. Blaine, Nell: [28 December 1996] memorial invitation
  9. Bly, Robert: 7 March 1973, 2p ALS
  10. Bowering, George: 25 July 1963, 1p TLS with enclosed typed poem, carbon, The Winter's Tale
  11. Bowering, George: 17 January 1965, 2p ALS
  12. Braman, Sandra: 17 January 1994, 2p CPLS
  13. Burns, Jim: 3 July 2000, 1p TLS with enclosure
  14. Butler, Bill: 6 September 1968, 1p TLS with typed poems Invisible Scarlet O'Hara and Charles I've Written You a Poem
  15. Caruso, Barbara: Six Exhibition Announcements circa 1982-2002, one with holograph salutation
  16. Celebration for Jim Lowell: Multiple Correspondents, 1988
  17. Cheryl ?: 30 November 1987, 1p ALS
  18. Clay, Steve: 14 October 2003, 1p TLS with 2p enclosure
  19. Conkle, D. Steven: undated 1p TPL
  20. Cook, Bob: 1 August 1993, holograph postcard
  21. Cook, Bob: 29 September 1996, 1p ALS
  22. Cook, Bob: 6 July 1997, holograph card with six photographs enclosed
  23. Cook, Bob: 27 July 1998, holograph postcard with three photographs and two enclosures
  24. Creeley, Robert: 22 June 1963, 1p TLS
  25. Creeley, Robert: 14 December 1963, typed postcard, signed
  26. Creeley, Robert: 18 February 1982, 1p TLS
  27. Creeley, Robert: 11 November 1989, 1p TLS
  28. Crews, Judson: 27 December 1967, 1p ALS
  29. Crozier, Andrew: 9 January 1974, change of address postcard
  30. Curry, John [1991] 1p ALS
  31. Curry, John: [August 1991] 3p ALS
  32. Curry, John: undated 1p ALS
  33. Curry, John undated 2p TLS with 8p enclosures
  34. Cutts, Simon: 17 July 2002, holograph postcard signed
  35. Daily, Joel: undated 1p TLS
  36. Davenport, Guy: 7 March 1966, 1p TLS with clipped newspaper article
  37. Davis, Jason: 1 October [2003], 2p ALS with four letterpress postcards by Davis
  38. Dorn, Ed: 30 August 1973, 2p ALS
  39. Doty, Robert M.: 13 March 1979, 1p TPL
  40. Dowden,George: 11 May 1964, 2p TLS aerogramme
  41. Dowden, George: 24 July 1964, 1p TLS aerogramme
  42. Dowden, George: 2 August 1964, 2p TLS aerogramme
  43. Dowden, George: 19 April 1968, 2p TLS aerogramme
  44. Dozier, Bill: 27 May 1994, 1p TLS with two enclosures
  45. Dunn, Douglas: 28 July 1975, 1p TLS
  46. Eckman, Martha: Golden Goose Press, 1953 Operations Summary
  47. Eckman, Martha: 17 September 1998, 2p CPLS
  48. Eckman, Martha: 24 September 1998, 1p CPLS
  49. Eckman, Martha: 7 November 1998, 1p CPLS with 3 enclosures
  50. Eckman, Martha: 19 November 1998, 2p CPLS
  51. Eckman, Martha: 24 September 1999, 1p CPLS, copy, addressed to Paul Yon
  52. Eckman, Martha: 4 October 1999, 2p CPLS
  53. Eckman, Martha: 19 October 1999, 1p CPLS
  54. Eigner, Larry: 17 November 1959, typed postcard
  55. Eigner, Larry: 15 February 1971, TL with enclosures
  56. Eshleman, Clayton: 7 May 1963, 1p TLS
  57. Eshleman, Clayton: 18 May 1963, holograph postcard
  58. Eshleman, Clayton: 27 May 1963 holograph postcard
  59. Eshleman, Clayton: 1 December 1965, 1p TLS
  60. Eshleman, Clayton: 1966, 2p TLS
  61. Eshleman, Clayton: 19 January 1966, 1p TLS
  62. Eshleman, Clayton: 1967, TLS and poem
  63. Finlay, Alec: [21 November 1990] holograph postcard with small holograph note
  64. Finlay, Alec: undated, 2p ALS with holograph card, signed, and two enclosures
  65. Finlay, Alec: 20 November 1990, 2p ALS with two enclosures
  66. Fischer, Aaron: [12 June 1995] two holograph postcards
  67. Friedman, Joel David: [14 November 1987], 2p, TPL
  68. Friends of the Kent State University Libraries & Media Services Newsletter: Spring 2004, with Dean Keller article about James Russell Lowell
  69. Gay, Karl: 13 October 1982, 1p TLS
  70. Gildzen, Alex: 1972, postcard
  71. Gitin, David and Maria: 4 June 1974, 1p TLS with enclosed broadsides
  72. Glover, Albert, undated, 1p ALS with inscribed original printed cards
  73. Hall, Holly: 22 October 1979, 1p ALS
  74. Hamady, Walter: 25 July 1966, 1p ALS
  75. Harshman, Marc: 27 January 1979, 1p TLS with three typed poems and one clipped article
  76. Harshman, Marc: 8 February 1983, 2p ALS with two enclosures
  77. Harshman, Marc: 7 August 1984, 1p TLS
  78. Harvey Sahak, Judy: 7 June 1984, 1p TPL
  79. Head, Robert: 8 September 1974, 1p ALS
  80. Hepworth, James R.: 5 October 1995, 4p CPLS with poem Hepworth's Doppleganger
  81. Hodge, Alison: undated, holograph postcard
  82. Horvath, Alan: 1999, computer printed copy of interview with About.com
  83. Horvath, Alan: 18 June 2001, 1p TL with five polaroids enclosed
  84. Horvath, Alan: [18 September 2003] 1p CPL with enclosures
  85. Horvath, Alan: 24 November 2003, 1p CPL with enclosures, printed web pages
  86. Horvath, Alan: undated, 1p ALS with enclosed photo
  87. Horvath, Alan: undated, handmade card
  88. Hoyem, Andrew: 18 January 1963, 1p TLS
  89. Hoyem, Andrew: 17 February 1963, 1p TLS from "Sally H"
  90. Hoyem, Andrew: 21 October 1963, 2p TLS with correspondence between Hoyem and Brother Antoninus
  91. Hoyem, Andrew: 20 February 1964, 1p TLS with enclosure
  92. Hoyem, Andrew: 18 January 1965, 2p ALS
  93. Hoyleman, Merle: 1968, holograph postcard
  94. Jacob, John: 5 April 2003, 1p TLS
  95. Jacobsen, Josephine: 17 January 1973, 2p TLS
  96. Jama, Stephen: [25 January 1980] 1p ALS
  97. Jama, Stephen: [16 June 1989], photocopied poem: between/lines
  98. Jama, Stephen: 29 August 1990: 1p TLS
  99. Jama, Stephen: [2 November 1995] 1p ALS with two photocopied poems
  100. Jama, Stephen: [1996] Six photocopied poems with holograph note and 2p Davenport list
  101. Jama, Stephen: undated, holograph postcard
  102. Jama, Stephen: 1992, photocopied poem: Winters' Garden
  103. The Jargon Society: 1969, inventory
  104. Keller, Dean: 14 August 1970, 1p ALS
  105. Keller, Dean: 5 June1991, 1p TLS with printed broadside by Angela Billa
  106. Keller, Dean: [29 February 2000], 1p ALS
  107. Keller, Dean: 7 November 2000, 1p ALS, with small printed broadside by Marc Harshman
  108. Keller, Dean: 30 January 1998, 2p ALS with two photocopied articles enclosed
  109. Kelly, Robert: 19 August 1963: 1p TLS
  110. Kelly, Robert: 21 April 1966: 2p ALS
  111. Kidd, Peter [28 November 1994] 1p TLS with 1p typed poem
  112. Lansing, Gerrit: 15 January 1969, holograph postcard
  113. Lanyon, Andrew: 11 November 1987, 1p ALS
  114. Larcombe, Sam: undated, 2p LS
  115. Long, Anton V.: 24 October 1965, 3p TLS
  116. Long, Anton V.: 25 February 1966, 1p TLS with brochures from Naples Library on Haniel Long. Includes "Democracy"
  117. MacGowan, Christopher: 22 April 1991, 1p CPLS
  118. Mann, Michael [10 February 1997], 1p ALS with booklet Kiss Event
  119. Mann, Michael [26 March 2003], 1p ALS
  120. Marx, Jake: undated, 1p ALS with several typed poems
  121. Maser, Jeff: undated, 1p CPLS
  122. Mayers, David: 3 June 1976, 2p ALS with enclosure
  123. McCord, Howard: [23 March, undated] 1p TLS
  124. McGrath, Thomas: undated, 1p holograph note with 5p dittoed McGrath bibliography
  125. Meredith, William: 15 March 1980, typed postcard, signed
  126. Metcalf, Paul: 4 October, undated, 1p TLS with hand-drawn map
  127. Miles, B.: 12 April 1965, 2p TLS
  128. Miles, B.: 12 April 1965, 3p TLS
  129. Miles, B.: 27 April 1965, 3p TLS
  130. Miles, B.: 6 May 1965, 1p TLS
  131. Miles, [B.]: 24 May 1965, 1p TLS
  132. Miles, [B.]: 28 June 1965, 1p TLS
  133. Miles, [B.]: undated, 1p TLS
  134. Miles, [B.]: undated, 1p TLS
  135. Miles, [B.]: undated, 1p TLS
  136. Miles, [B.]: undated, 1p TLS
  137. Miles, [B.]: undated, 1p TLS
  138. Miles, [B.]: undated, 2p TLS
  139. Miles, [B.]: undated, 3p TLS
  140. Miller, Peter: 30 August 1963, 1p TLS
  141. Miller, Peter: 23 November 1963, 2p TLS
  142. Moore, A.D.: 16 September 1968, 1p TLS with enclosed keepsake
  143. Murray, Timothy D.: 21 March 1994, 1p TLS and 25 April 1996, 1p TLS
  144. Napora, Joseph: [9 May1980] 1p TPL with poem Poetry is Innocence, Poetry is Mean, printed on baggage tag
  145. Newland, Chuck: 12 November 1994, 2p CPLS
  146. Newlove, John: 18 December 1967, 1p TLS
  147. Nicholson, Norman: 29 August 1981, 1p TLS
  148. Olson, Charles: 19 October 1955, 1p ALS
  149. Patchen, Miriam [12 November 1962], 2p ALS
  150. Patchen, Miriam [3 December 1962], 1p ALS
  151. Perrizo, James E. [31 August 1989], 3p photocopied poem My Detroit
  152. Perrizo, James E. 25 May 1990, 1p typed want list
  153. Podgursky, Robert: 7 March 1985, 1p TLS with three poems
  154. Powell, Donald: April 1983, 1p TLS, and August 1983, 1p ALS, with photograph
  155. Randall, Margaret: 12 July 1963, 2p TLS
  156. Rauschenbusch, Stephanie: postcard with drawing, 2000
  157. Raworth, Tom: 5 April 1964, 2p TLS aerogramme
  158. Richards, Brian: 28 March 1970, 1p TLS
  159. Richards, Brian: 11 March 1975, 3p ALS on the backs of three typed poems
  160. Richards, Brian: 3 April 1975, 1p ALS
  161. Richards, Brian: 3 April 1975, 1p ALS
  162. Richards, Brian: 16 February 1977, 2p TLS
  163. Richards, Brian: [16 May 1977], 2p ALS
  164. Richards, Brian: 23 June [1977], 2p TLS
  165. Richards, Brian: 14 March 1984, 2p ALS
  166. Richards, Brian: 10 July 1984, 1p TLS
  167. Richards, Brian: 19 July 1984, 1p TLS with one poem
  168. Richards, Brian [9 August 1984] 1p TLS
  169. Richards, Brian: 28 August 1984, 1p ALS
  170. Richards, Brian: 18 September [1984], 1p TL with enclosed 1p typed poem
  171. Richards, Brian: 30 November, undated, 2p ALS with one poem
  172. Richter, Ernst: 25 January 2000, 1p CPLS with enclosure
  173. Roberts, Bill: undated, 1p CPLS with letterpress poemcard by Justin Barrett, signed
  174. Rowan, Louis: 8 November [1967], 2p ALS
  175. Rowan, Louis: 8 November [1967], 8p ALS
  176. Rowan, Louis: 11 May 1968, 3p TLS
  177. Rowan, Louis: 27 October 1967, 5p ALS
  178. Rowan, Louis: 11 March 1968, 1p TLS
  179. Rowan, Louis: 11 May 1968, 3p TLS
  180. Rowan, Louis: 16 May 1968, 1p TLS
  181. Rowan, Louis: 14 June [1968], 1p TLS
  182. Rowan, Louis: [15 July 1968], 1p ALS with enclosed photograph of James Lowell
  183. Rowan, Louis: 31 July 1968, 2p TLS with two typed poems
  184. Rowan, Louis: 7 October 1968, 2p TLS
  185. Scully, Maurice: 9 December 1996, 1p TLS
  186. Seidman, John: 30 July 1991, 1p TLS with enclosed articles
  187. Seiffer, Samuel: 3 August 1967, 1p TLS
  188. Sigmund, R. J.: undated, 1p ALS
  189. Smith, Larry: 3 September 2003, 1p CPLS
  190. Souster, Ray: [1976], small holograph note with one 2p typed poem
  191. Souster, Ray: 28 January 1985, 1p TLS
  192. Souster, Ray: 13 February 1985, 1p TLS
  193. Stafford, William: 4 August 1969, 1p CPLS
  194. Stafford, William, 5 May 1970, 1p TLS
  195. TAFA: undated 1p ALS with News and Views by Steven [sic] Jama, 1949
  196. Tanabe, Takao: 28 May 1965, 1p TLS
  197. Turnbull, Gael: 4 December 1964, 1p ALS aerogramme
  198. Turnbull, Gael: 7 May 2002, 1p TLS aerogramme
  199. Turnbull, Gael: 29 May 2002, 1p ALS and TLS aerogramme
  200. Turnbull, Gael: 24 June 2002, 1p TLS aerogramme
  201. Wah, Fred: 17 February 1965, 1p TLS
  202. Wah, Fred: 10 April 1965, 1p TLS
  203. Webb, John Edgar [19 November 1960], holograph postcard
  204. Wheeler, Mary: 15 November 2002, 4p ALS
  205. Whitney, J. D.: 30 November 1983, printed flyer with brief holograph note
  206. Williams, Jonathan: 13 January 1965, 1p TL
  207. Williams, Jonathan: 27 February 1965, typed postcard, signed
  208. Williams, Jonathan: 27 February 1965, typed postcard, signed
  209. Williams, Jonathan: 28 February 1965, typed postcard, signed
  210. Williams, Jonathan: 10 June 1965, 1p TLS
  211. Williams, Jonathan: 31 December 1967, 1p TLS
  212. Williams, Jonathan: 20 June 1968, 1p TLS
  213. Williams, Jonathan: 21 July 1984, 1p TLS
  214. Williams, Jonathan: 9 December 2002, 1p TLS with 2p enclosures
  215. Woolf, Douglas: 16 April 1977, 1p ALS
  216. Woolf, Douglas: 31 March 1986, printed poemcard, inscribed
  217. Wyatt, Bill: undated, holograph postcard
  218. Zukofsky, Celia: 26 April 1963, 1p TLS
  219. Zukofsky, Celia: 29 May 1963, 2p ALS
  220. Zukofsky, Celia: 12 March 1964, 2p ALS
  221. Unidentified Correspondence
  222. Unidentified Correspondence. Dard Hunter Bibliography [undated] 1p TL
  223. Unidentified Correspondence. Envelope with interesting stamped words and phrases
  224. Unidentified Correspondence. ____, John: 5 May 1971, 1p TPL
  225. Unidentified Correspondence. Order Form [undated]
  226. Undentified Correspondence with internet article [30 September 2003] 15p CPL
  227. Unidentified Correspondence. Typed note card [undated]

Series 3: Manuscript Editions

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: undated
  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: 1972
  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 [2008/2009]
  72. Lake, Larry: 1969
  73. [Lansing], Gerrit: Postcard: undated
  74. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1965
  75. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1972
  76. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1973
  77. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1974
  78. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1975
  79. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1976
  80. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1977
  81. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1978
  82. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1979
  83. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1980
  84. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1981
  85. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1982
  86. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1983
  87. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1984
  88. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1985
  89. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1986
  90. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1987
  91. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1988
  92. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1989
  93. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1990
  94. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1991
  95. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1992
  96. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1994
  97. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1995
  98. Larcombe, Sam and Claudia: 1998
  99. Marx Family: 1969
  100. Miller, Chuck and Jeanetta Jones: 1977
  101. Mills, Lloyd: 1998
  102. Newland, Chuck: 1975
  103. Newland, Chuck: 1977
  104. Phoenix Book Shop: 1969
  105. Quartermain, Peter: undated
  106. Rauschenbusch, Stephanie: undated
  107. Reid, Alistar: 1974
  108. rjs [Robert J. Sigmund]: 1985
  109. Ryan, Richard: undated
  110. Sand Dollar: 1970
  111. Scorpion Press: undated
  112. Smith, Claude: 1985
  113. "Some": 1976
  114. "Some": undated
  115. Souster, Ray and Lee: undated
  116. Stone, Bernard: 1987
  117. Stone, Bernard: undated
  118. Stone, Bernard: undated
  119. Stone, Bernard: undated
  120. Stone, Bernard: undated
  121. Stone, Bernard: undated
  122. Stone, Bernard: undated
  123. Unicorn Press: 1969
  124. Wallrich, Larry and Ruby: 1963
  125. Wallrich, Larry and Ruby: 1970
  126. Wallrich, Larry and Ruby: undated
  127. Whitehead, Jett: 1994
  128. Whitehead, Jett and Shelley: 1996
  129. Whitehead, Jett and Shelley: undated
  130. Whitehead, Jett and Shelley: undated
  131. Williams, Deborah and Enid: undated
  132. Wilson, Astrid: undated
  133. Woolmer, J. Howard: 1975
  134. Yamada Art Gallery: 1964
  135. Yamada Art Gallery: undated
  136. Unidentified Greeting Cards
  137. 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