Louis Zukofsky papers

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Louis Zukofsky papers

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Louis Zukofsky papers

Louis Zukofsky papers


Finding Aid

Prepared for the WWW by Barbara Bass, June 12, 2002; Last Updated: April 2020


Inclusive Dates: 1961-1964
Extent: .33 cubic foot (1 document case)
Physical Location: 11th floor


Biographical Note: Louis Zukofsky was born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1904, to Russian immigrant parents. He was a self-termed objectivist poet: that is, he believed that the poem should call attention to itself on the page. His major influences included Pound, Eliot, and Shakespeare, and he was a devoted Marxist. His anthologies include All: The Collected Poems, 1923-1958 (1965) and A 1-12 (1959). Zukofsky died in 1978.


Scope and Content: This collection contains correspondence between Louis Zukofsky and Will Petersen and Hank Chapin.


Arrangement: The letters are arranged by date.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Apr. 19, 1961
  2. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Apr. 24, 1961
  3. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Apr. 25, 1961
  4. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: May 2, 1961
  5. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: May 15, 1961
  6. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: May 15, 1961
  7. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: May 22, 1961
  8. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: May 31, 1961
  9. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: May, 1961
  10. Correspondence: Alpheus Walter to Will Petersen: June 1, 1961
  11. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: June 10, 1961
  12. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: June 26, 1961
  13. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: July 14, 1961
  14. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: July 27, 1961
  15. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Aug. 25, 1961
  16. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Sept. 5, 1961
  17. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to WIll Petersen: Sept. 12, 1961
  18. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Sept. 13, 1961
  19. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Sept. 26, 1961
  20. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Oct. 2, 1961
  21. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Oct. 5, 1961
  22. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Oct. 11, 1961
  23. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Oct. 26, 1961
  24. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Oct. 27, 1961
  25. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Oct. 29, 1961
  26. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Nov. 1, 1961
  27. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Nov. 20, 1961
  28. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Nov. 24, 1961
  29. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Dec. 8, 1961
  30. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Dec. 26, 1961
  31. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Feb. 10, 1962
  32. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: July 14, 1962
  33. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Hank Chapin: July 19, 1962
  34. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Hank Chapin: July 27, 1962
  35. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Hank Chapin: Aug. 4, 1962
  36. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Aug. 4, 1962
  37. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Hank Chapin: Aug. 15, 1962
  38. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Aug. 22, 1962
  39. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Hank Chapin: Aug. 29, 1962
  40. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Sept. 1, 1962
  41. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Oct. 13, 1962
  42. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Hank Chapin: Oct. 22, 1962
  43. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Oct. 26, 1962
  44. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Nov. 6, 1962
  45. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Hank Chapin: Feb. 20, 1963
  46. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Hank Chapin: Feb. 28, 1963
  47. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Hank Chapin: May 15, 1963
  48. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Hank Chapin: May 29, 1963
  49. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: June 29, 1963
  50. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Aug. 1, 1963
  51. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Hank Chapin: Oct. 8, 1963
  52. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Hank Chapin: Nov. 30, 1963
  53. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Dec. 30, 1963
  54. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Will Petersen: Jan. 13, 1964
  55. Correspondence: Louis Zukofsky to Hank Chapin: Feb. 7, 1964