Hyam Plutzik Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Hyam Plutzik papers
Creator: Plutzik, Hyam, 1911-1962
Call Number: D.113
Dates: 1924-2010
Physical Description: 40 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Hyam Plutzik, poet and English Professor at the University of Rochester, was born July 13, 1911 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of Russian Jewish emigrants, who arrived in the United States in 1905. A year after his birth, his family moved to Southbury, Connecticut, where his father headed a Jewish community school. In Plutzik's home, Yiddish, Russian, and Hebrew were spoken. Plutzik himself did not learn English until he began grammar school. This school Plutzik described as one room, in the countryside, with a student body of fifteen. His first interest in poetry arose in this rural environment, where, as he later recalled, being thrown back upon his own resources gave spur to his imaginative faculties.

At age twelve, Plutzik moved with his family to Bristol, a manufacturing city near Hartford. There he had greater access to libraries and became an avid reader. Upon completion of high school in 1928, he won a Holland Scholarship from Trinity College. He majored in English and studied closely with Professor Odell Shepard, who later in 1938 received a Pulitzer for his biography, The Life of Bronson Alcott. In his senior year at Trinity, Plutzik was associate editor of the college's literary magazine, The Trinity Tablet, which printed his short story, 'The Golus,' and a group of poems, titled 'Three Paintings.'

Plutzik graduated from Trinity College, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1932. He continued his study of literature and poetry with a two-year fellowship from Trinity College to Yale University Graduate School. The first significant recognition of his talent in writing poetry came in 1933 when he won the Yale Poetry Award for 'The Three.' The poet, Stephen Vincent Benet, a previous recipient of the award, sat on the judging committee. Benet and Plutzik continued to correspond with each other through the 1940s.

Ambitious intellectually, but uncomfortable with the pro forma discipline of academic life, and perhaps uncertain about it as a context for his writing ambitions, Plutzik left Yale at the end of his two-year fellowship, his degree unfinished. For the next six years, he worked at various jobs, taking one year off to explore his writing abilities. He first moved to Brooklyn, where his parents then lived, and worked as a feature writer and secretary to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. During this period, 1934-1935, he wrote the poem, 'Seventh Avenue Express.' The following year he was an editorial writer for the Newark Ledger in New Jersey. In 1936-1937, he lived in the Connecticut countryside, trying his hand at a satirical novel on a timely subject for the 1930s--dictatorship. 'My Sister' was written the following year when Plutzik was twenty-six years old. The poem expressed his loss at the death of a sister fifteen years earlier. At some other point during this period, 1937-1938, Plutzik composed 'Death at the Purple Rim.' Both 'My Sister' and 'Death at the Purple Rim' were eventually published in his first collection of poems, Aspects of Proteus (1949). The name, Purple Rim, had been given to a Connecticut valley by the people with whom Plutzik stayed during his year in the countryside, and the long narrative poem, addressing a confrontation between human and animal, was prompted by his experiences doing outdoor labor there.

During the following two years Plutzik continued to work, first as a proof reader for the New Haven Journal-Courier, and then as research assistant to the director of a settlement house in Brooklyn. In 1940, he returned to Yale to complete his masters degree. That same year he submitted 'Seventh Avenue Express' to the Yale Poetry Award committee. Although unsuccessful, one of the committee members, the poet Arthur Davison Ficke, praised his second choice submission, 'Death at the Purple Rim.' Plutzik resubmitted this poem as his first choice the following year and won the Yale Poetry Award a second time. The award included the private printing of the poem, and Plutzik sent some of the copies to other poets and writers. Letters of response came from Van Wyck Brooks, Howard Mumford Jones, Theodore Spencer, Henry S. Canby of the Saturday Review, Thomas Mann, and others. Arthur Davison Ficke and Plutzik also corresponded about another poem, 'Mythos,' which Plutzik had written during this period. (See correspondence section of collection, 1941-1942 for these letters.)

In 1942, Plutzik enlisted in the Army, becoming first a drill sergeant, then first and second lieutenant. He was ordnance and army education officer for the Army Air Corps, Norfolk, England. During the war, he married Tanya Roth, who had previously been a social worker, and during the war was a researcher for the Office of War Information.

Numerous moves--twelve different cities and twenty different houses before going overseas--and the lack of private time in army life made it difficult for Plutzik to continue to write poetry. The only poem he was able to complete was 'Elegy.' But he did create an outline for and composed the first twenty lines of the long narrative poem, 'Horatio,' published in 1961. A narrative of the life of Hamlet's friend, Horatio, the poem told the outcome of Hamlet's charge to him that he explain Hamlet's life to succeeding generations. Plutzik took up the poem in the early 1950s, finishing the whole, a 2000 line work, in 1955. He consulted with Robert Penn Warren about the concluding section of the poem. It was published in 1961 by Atheneum.

Upon discharge from the Army, Plutzik became an instructor in the English Department at the University of Rochester. That same year, 1945-1946, he submitted 'House of Gorya and Other Poems' to Scribner's. Scribner's turned down the manuscript. Plutzik composed an additional fifty-two poems within the next several years. These were included in his first published collection, Aspects of Proteus (Harpers, 1949). His second collection, Apples from Shinar (Wesleyan University Press, 1959) contained thirty-two lyric poems, and 'The Shepherd,' a section of 'Horatio.'

Throughout his career, Plutzik published poems in journals and magazines such as Poetry, Yale Review,Antioch Review, Kenyon Review, Sewanee Review, Prairie Schooner, Accent, and The Nation. In 1950, he received for Aspects of Proteus one of six awards given by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1951, he shared the California Borestone Mountain Poetry Award with Rolfe Humphries, and, in 1959, received the University of Rochester's Lillian P. Fairchild Award for Apples from Shinar. Important themes throughout Plutzik's poetry are the relationship between poetry and science as modes of expression, the paradoxes of historical time and eternity, and questions of Jewish identity. He also translated and wrote prayers.

In 1954, Plutzik received a Ford Foundation Faculty Fellowship to explore the relationship between poetry, science, and philosophy. 'Intellectual Autobiography and Proposed Project' (Box 4, folder 3), which he wrote for the application, explains the kinds of questions he wished to explore. In addition to poems such as 'An Equation,' and 'Entropy' in Aspects of Proteus, he wrote about science and poetry in prose essays such as 'The Einsteinian Awareness in Auden' (Box 20, folders 3-6), 'The Problems of the Poet and Poetry in Our Times' (Box 34, folder 12), and 'The Protean Universe' (Box 34, folder 13). All of these were written in the 1950s.

Plutzik also wrote short stories, science fiction, fantasy, and children's literature. Ideas for his children's literature came from stories created in play with his children Roberta, Jonathan, Allen, and Deborah. He was unable to find a publisher for his children's stories, although a trip to New York City for that purpose did instead yield a publisher for Aspects of Proteus. Of his science fiction, Outcasts of Venus was published in 1952 under the pseudonym, Anaximander Powell.

As a teacher, Plutzik created a solid place for poetry in the English Department at the University of Rochester, where he remained all his life. He taught poetry workshops and gave weekly poetry readings on campus, composing poems for special occasions. Not surprisingly, in 1961 he was appointed to the newly created position, Deane Professor of Rhetoric and Poetry.

Plutzik's last published work was Horatio (1961). A 'Plan for Work' (Box 4, folder 8), written in October, 1960, outlined what Plutzik hoped to bring to fruition in the coming years. These were a long poem on the Holocaust, and a play in verse on the fall of Athens in the Peloponnesian war. In the poem on the Holocaust, he planned to include a section on Anne Frank, and another on Lapichi, the Russian town in the Czarist province of Minsk, where his family had originated. Unable to begin either of these projects because of illness, Plutzik died at the age of fifty, of cancer, on January 8, 1962. Since his death, his poems have been included in many anthologies, such as Five American Poets, The Voice That Is Great Within Us (1970), Beginnings in Poetry (1973), Voices within the Ark; the Modern Jewish Poets (1980), and others (see accompanying bibliography). In 1987, Hyam Plutzik: The Collected Poems was published by BOA Editions. At the University of Rochester, the Plutzik Memorial Poetry Series continues the practice of poetry readings he had begun.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of four boxes of miscellaneous biographical material from early education through Plutzik's years as a professor at the University of Rochester; four boxes of correspondence; twelve boxes of manuscripts of poetry, published and unpublished; three boxes of manuscripts of critical essays and fiction; eleven boxes of lectures, exams, and miscellaneous material from courses he taught at the University of Rochester; two boxes of material from poetry recitals and public lectures; and two boxes of miscellaneous academic and departmental materials.

Finding aid abbreviations:

Index to Letters (available on-site only)

Chronology

1905 Parents Samuel and Sadie Plutzik emigrate from Russia to the United States

1911 July 13 Hyam Plutzik born, Brooklyn, New York

1912 Moves with family to Southbury, Connecticut

1923 Moves with family to Bristol, near Hartford

1924 Graduates from BristolGrammar School

1928 Graduates from Bristol High School

1928 Matriculates at Trinity College

1932 Receives B.S. with major in English from Trinity College, Phi Beta Kappa

1933 Receives Yale Poetry Award for 'The Three'

1932-1934 Attends Yale Graduate School on two year fellowship from Trinity College

1934-1935 Works as secretary to the editor, and as feature writer for Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Writes 'Seventh Avenue Express'

1935-1936 Works as editorial writer for Newark Ledger, Newark, New Jersey

1936-1937 Spends year in Connecticut countryside Writes 'My Sister,'

1937, September Writes 'Death at Purple Rim'

1937-1938 Works as proof-reader for Journal-Courier, New Haven

1938-1940 Works as research assistant to the director of a Brooklyn Neighborhood House

1940-1941 Returns to Yale University Graduate School Writes 'Mythos' Submits 'Seventh Avenue Express' to Yale Poetry Award committee Is unsuccessful (Submits as second choice, 'Death at Purple Rim')

1940 Completes Masters thesis, 'Carlyle and Whitman'

1941 Receives Yale Poetry Award for 'Death at Purple Rim' 'Death at Purple Rim' is privately published

1942 Enlists in Army Becomes drill Sergeant

1943 February 21 Marries Tanya Roth

1943-1945 Writes 'Elegy' Conceives idea for 'Horatio,' jotting down opening twenty lines

1944-1945 Becomes Ordnance Officer and Education Officer, Army Air Corps, Norfolk, England

1945, late Receives Army discharge

1945 November Becomes Instructor, English Department, University of Rochester

1945-1946 Submits 'House of Gorya and Other Poems,' containing 'My Sister,' 'Mythos,' and 'Seventh Avenue Express,' to Scribners. Is unsuccessful

1949 Collection of poems, Aspects of Proteus is published by Harpers Promoted to Assistant Professor

1950 Receives National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Aspects of Proteus

1951 Shares Borestone Mountain Poetry Award of California with Rolfe Humphries

1954 Receives Ford Foundation Faculty Fellowship for study of the relationship between poetry, science, and philosophy

1956 Conducts first poetry workshop at the University of Rochester

1959 Collection of poems, Apples from Shinar, is published by Wesleyan University Press Receives Lillian P. Fairchild Award for Apples from Shinar

1961 Horatio, a long narrative poem, is published by Atheneum Appointed to new English Department position, Dean Professor of Rhetoric and Poetry

1962 January Dies in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York, of cancer

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Poetry
Lectures
Correspondence
Plutzik, Hyam, 1911-1962
University of Rochester -- Faculty
Poets, American
Authors, American
Teachers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Hyam Plutzik Papers were a gift from Tanya Plutzik, the poet's wife, in December, 1976. Thereafter Mrs. Plutzik made additional gifts to the collection.The manuscript, 'Aspects of Proteus' (Box 10, folder 5), published in 1949, and 'Statement of Aims' (Box 20, folder 4), dated September 23, 1946, were presented to the University of Rochester Library by Hyam Plutzik.The manuscript, 'Horatio' (Box 13, folder 15), published in 1961, was presented to the University of Rochester Library February 2, 1969 by Kathrine Koller, Chair of the English Department.Access
The Hyam Plutzik papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Hyam Plutzik papers, D.113, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Oreovicz, Frank S. 'Hyam Plutzik: The Man and His Poetry.' Ph.D Dissertation, Pennslyvania State University, 1978. Rare Books and Special Collections: Call number PS 3531 .P73Zor (See its bibliography for reviews of Plutzik's works)

Friedmann, Thomas. 'Time for Hyam Plutzik: A Critique and Checklist of Criticism.' Thoth 11 (1971): 37-46. (See Box 4, folder 17 in collection for copy of this article)

Hyam Plutzik Archive: An Exhibition. 5 December 1982 - 5 June 1983. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester Library (See Box 37, folder 1 of collection)

Ramsay, Jarold, ed. 'Hyam Plutzik: In Retrospect. In Celebration.' Forum 12 (1972): 12-21. (See Box 4, folder 17 in collection for copy of this article)

Phillip A. Witte (UR 2010) Essay on Horatio .

Plutzik Memorial Reading Series .

'Hyam Plutzik, Poet' website .


Administrative Information
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Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Series I: Early life and works
Subseries I: Grammar school, high school, and college
Box 1, Folder 1Grammar school and high school diplomas, 1924 and 1928
Box 1, Folder 2High school compositions
20 pages, manuscript

Box 1, Folder 3College compositions, English Class A, 1928-1929
103 pages, manuscript

Box 1, Folder 4Compositions, English Class C, January 1930-February 1931
18 pages, typescript

Box 1, Folder 5College compositions: "The Form of the Iliad", undated
2 pages, typescript

Box 1, Folder 6College compositions: Plutzik's (?) self-criticisms, undated
2 pages, manuscript

Box 1, Folder 7College: miscellaneous notes, undated
40 pages, manuscript

Box 1, Folder 8The Trinity Tablet, containing, "Three paintings," by Plutzik, February 1932
2 copies

Box 1, Folder 9The Trinity, containing photo of Plutzik, 1932
page 72

Box 1, Folder 10Bristol High School and Trinity College: sports reporting Plutzik, clippings, undated
Subseries II: Graduate school, Yale University
Box 1, Folder 11"The three together," manuscript, undated; "The three," Yale Poetry Award, printed by Yale University, 1933
Box 1, Folder 12"Aubrey looks through the keyhole," undated
5 pages, typescript

Box 1, Folder 13"Characters," undated
5 pages, typescript

Box 1, Folder 14"A comparison of Edith Wharton's "Ethan Frome" with the "Oedipus Rex" of Sophocles," undated
3 pages, typescript

Box 1, Folder 15"The element of color in Vaughn's poetry," undated
5 pages, typescript

Box 1, Folder 16"The element of personification in Crashaw's poetry," undated
5 pages, typescript

Box 1, Folder 17"Emerson and science, 1817-1841," undated
31 pages, typescript

Box 1, Folder 18"A factual study of George Witherspoon," undated
10 pages, typescript

Box 1, Folder 19"Following the gleam," undated
39 pages, typescript

Box 1, Folder 20"The golden bough," undated
14 pages, typescript

Box 1, Folder 21"Herbert and Donne," undated
5 pages, typescript

Box 1, Folder 22"Herrick and his jug of wine," undated
7 pages, typescript

Box 1, Folder 23"John Donne: an involuted character," undated
5 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 1"Lord Herbert of Cherbury," undated
6 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 2"The man from Crwmbawchty," undated
42 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 3"The man from Crwmbawchty," undated
40 pages (page 1 missing), carbon typescript

Box 2, Folder 4"Metrical effects of the King James Bible," undated
14 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 5"Modern censorship and Milton," undated
10 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 6"Mosaic on a skull," undated
44 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 7"Mosaic on a skull," undated
88 pages (incomplete), typescript carbon

Box 2, Folder 8"A new theory of the ... miracle play ....," undated
10 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 9"On first looking into John Donne's poetry," undated
5 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 10"A paper on Howell's 'Letters' and kindred subjects," undated
6 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 11"Pepys and his money," undated
7 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 12"Some general considerations concerning Beowulf and archeology," undated
23 pages, plus 1 page of professor's comments, typescript

Box 2, Folder 13"Some remarks on Burton's 'Anatomy of melancholy,'" undated
5 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 14"Some remarks on John Selden's 'Table talk,'" undated
9 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 15"Some remarks on the terms 'Classic' and 'Romantic,'" undated
9 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 16"Some thoughts concerning education - in 1938," undated
19 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 17"The spatial and the temporal: elements of poetry," undated
32 pages, plus 1 page professor's comments, typescript

Box 2, Folder 18"Spenser's astronomical knowledge and imagery," undated
33 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 19"Three papers: On John Howell; On the Bible; On John Locke", 1934
29 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 20"The virtuous Mr. Piscator," undated
6 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 21"Vulgar errors," undated
7 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 22"Whitman's reading before 1856", 1933
43 pages, typescript

Box 2, Folder 23Prospectus for a paper, undated
1 page, typescript

Box 2, Folder 24Notes from lectures and for study, undated
52 pages, manuscript and typescript

Box 3, Folder 1Notes from lectures and for study, undated
39 pages, manuscript and typescript

Box 3, Folder 2Notes from lectures and for study, undated
54 pages, manuscript and typescript

Box 3, Folder 3Notes from lectures and for study, undated
100 pages, manuscript and typescript

Box 3, Folder 4On linguistic study, in the form of a letter to a "Prof. Bates", 1941
9 pages, typescript carbon

Box 3, Folder 5Master's thesis: "Carlyle and Whitman: A study of the similarities and influences", 1940
125 pages, typescript carbon

Box 3, Folder 6Dossier from the Office of Teacher Placement, Yale University
Subseries III: Army material
Box 3, Folder 7Personal records, 1943-1945
Digital reproduction copy of letter from H. Hooper, Group Education Officer, Headquarters No. 100 Group, Royal Air Force, Norfolk, England, to Col. Griffin, U.S. A. F., Shipham, England, March 19, 1945. TS, 1 page.
[The letter original is assumed to be part of the Plutzik Papers held at Trinity College Library, Hartford, Connecticut, and to have been featured as part of that library's April 2013 exhibit of selections from The Trinity collection as well as loaned items from UR's Rare Books/Special Collections Plutzik collection.] This letter copy turned up inexplicably, with a need to be filed appropriately.

Box 3, Folder 8Educational material, 1944-1945
Box 3, Folder 9Publications for soldiers, 1944-1945
Box 3, Folder 10Records and reports, 1943-1945
Box 3, Folder 11Souvenirs, playbills, and miscellany from England
Box 3, Folder 12Photocopy of a letter from Keith Funston, October 8, 1942
Photocopy copy of a letter from "Keith" [Keith Funston, Plutzik's classmate at Trinity who later became president of the NY Stock exchange.] Stationery features letterhead of U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School, New York, October 8, 1942. MS, 2 pp.
[The original is assumed to be part of the Plutzik Papers held at Trinity College Library, Hartford, Connecticut, and to have been featured as part of that library's April 2013 exhibit of selections from The Trinity collection as well as loaned items from UR's Rare Books/Special Collections Plutzik collection.] This photocopy turned up inexplicably, with a need to be filed appropriately.
2 pages, manuscript

Series II: University of Rochester
Box 4, Folder 1Biographical form for Office of the President, 1945
Box 4, Folder 2Autobiographical essay, 1949
Two versions, one 10 pages, one 6 pages, typescript, submitted to pers publishers for "Aspects of Proteus"

Box 4, Folder 3"Intellectual autobiography and proposed project," for Ford Foundation Fellowship, 1953 or 1954
7 pages, carbon typescript

Box 4, Folder 4Explanation by Hyam Plutzik of how he writes a poem, with two sample poems, undated
25 pages, manuscript and typescript

Box 4, Folder 5Grant application materials
Box 4, Folder 6Kathrine Koller's recommendation of Hyam Plutzik for Fulbright Fellowship, including proposal by Plutzik, [1953-1954]
Box 4, Folder 7Guggenheim fellowship application materials: application forms, correspondence, and bibliographies, 1950-1960
Box 4, Folder 8"Plan for work", October 14, 1960
Four copies, 2 pages each, plus a 1 page version of same

Box 4, Folder 9National awards, University awards, and promotions
Box 4, Folder 10Bibliographies
Box 4, Folder 11Newspaper articles on Plutzik, clippings, 1950s?
Box 4, Folder 12Poems published in newspapers and magazines, clippings, some dated
Box 4, Folder 13Photographs, 1920-1959?
Box 4, Folder 14Personal financial materials
Box 4, Folder 15Reviews of "Five American poets", posthumous publication of a selection of Plutzik's poetry, clippings, 1962-1963
Box 4, Folder 16Tributes, memorializations, and retrospective essays
Box 4, Folder 17Friedman, Thomas. "Time For Hyam Plutzik: A critique And checklist of criticism", 1971
Thoth, 11:2, pages. 37-46, PC.

Series III: Correspondence
Box 5, Folder 1-11Letters to and from Hyam Plutzik, 1926-March 1955
Includes: Letter to Odell Shephard (1941); Tanya Plutzik reading WWII letters from Hyam Plutzik, Pittsford NY, DVD, November 10, 2009

Box 6, Folder 1-14Letters to and from Hyam Plutzik, April 1955-1959
Box 7, Folder 1-12Letters to and from Hyam Plutzik, 1960-1997, undated
Includes letters to and from Tanya Plutzik

Series IV: Poetry
Subseries I: "Seventh Avenue Express" and other early poems
Box 8, Folder 1"Seventh Avenue Express", written 1934-1935
Two copies, 20 pages, typescript with manuscript rev., and 14 pages, carbon typescript

Box 8, Folder 2"Seventh Avenue Express", written 1934-1935
14 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 8, Folder 3Early poems: Brooklyn period, 1934-35, and New Haven period, 1938-1941?
Mostly unpublished, 17 poems, 26 pages

Subseries II: The short poems
Arranged alphabetically

Box 9, Folder 1"Abner Bellow"
2 pages, typescript with manuscript rev. (pages torn),

Box 9, Folder 2"Absurd cycle," undated
1 page, typescript

Box 9, Folder 3"Ahitai Ben Neriah," undated
1 page, typescript

Box 9, Folder 4"Argumentum ad Hominem," undated
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 5"The Begetting of Cain," undated
3 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 6"The birth, life and death of a culture hero," undated
2 pages manuscript; 5 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 7"Bomber base," undated
5 pages manuscript; 5 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 8"The bug with a nose like an awl," undated
4 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 9"The Camorra," undated
2 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 10"The Chinaman and the Florentine," undated
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 11"Commentary," undated
5 pages, typescript with manuscript rev. (some torn)

Box 9, Folder 12"Critique," undated
1 page manuscript; 1 page typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 13"Dante in our time," undated
6 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 14"Divisibility," undated
2 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 15"Drinking song," undated
3 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 16"Elegy", written 1940-1941
1 page, typescript

Box 9, Folder 17"Entropy," undated
1 page manuscript; 1 page typescript

Box 9, Folder 18"Et apres lui, le deluge," undated
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 19"An equation," undated
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 20"The event on the Upland," undated
1 page, manuscript; 9 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 21"Exhortation to the artists," undated
4 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 22"George Hobbs," undated
2 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 23"Harlowe Young," undated
3 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 24"He inspects his armory," undated
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 25"I have read in the book of the Butcher Boy," undated
3 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 26"Mr. Ingleshot of Dereham," undated
4 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 27"Instructions to an architect," undated
1 page, manuscript; 4 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 28"John Offut," undated
1 page, manuscript; 2 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 29"The King of Ai," undated
2 pages, manuscript; 4 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 30"The last fisherman," undated
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 31"A letter to someone at Mt. Palomar," undated
2 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 32"The miracle," undated
2 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 33"My sister", [written September 1937]
2 pages, manuscript; 2 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.,

Box 9, Folder 34"The poetic process," undated
3 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 35"Seeking always the word nearest to silence," undated
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 36"Song," undated
2 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 37"Sprig of lilac," undated
4 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 38"The strange city," undated
1 page, typescript

Box 9, Folder 39"Those who write after Freud," undated
2 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 9, Folder 40"To those who look out the window," undated
1 page, manuscript; 2 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 41"Trade talk," undated
1 page, manuscript

Box 9, Folder 42"The uneasy hedonist," undated
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 9, Folder 43"The women in the city of towers," undated
1 page, manuscript; 1 page, typescript with manuscript rev. (pages torn)

Subseries III: Aspects of Proteus and "Death at the purple rim"
Box 10, Folder 1"Poses of Proteus": Draft collection (does not include "Death at the purple rim"), undated
39 pages, typescript; supplement, 13 pages, typescript

Box 10, Folder 2"Poses of Proteus": Draft collection (includes "Death at the purple rim"), undated
70 pages, typescript

Box 10, Folder 3"Aspects of Proteus": Draft tables of contents with title arrangement sheets, undated
51 pages, typescript

Box 10, Folder 4"Aspects of Proteus": Records of galley corrections, undated
12 pages, manuscript and typescript

Box 10, Folder 5"Aspects of Proteus": Draft collection presented to Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester (includes "Death at the purple rim"), 1949
108 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.,

Box 10, Folder 6"Death at the purple rim": Draft fragments, undated
122 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 10, Folder 7"Death at the purple rim": fragment, undated
Pages 1-10, typescript

Box 10, Folder 8"Death at the purple rim and other poems": Draft collection, undated
73 pages, typescript

Box 10, Folder 9"Death at the purple rim": Copyright document and excerpts from reviews
3 pages, typescript

Box 10, Folder 10Aspects of Proteus: Reviews and plans for promotion
24 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev., 17 pages of clippings

Subseries IV: Apples from Shinar, 1959
Box 11, Folder 1Draft tables of contents
38 pages, manuscript, and typescript

Box 11, Folder 2"After looking into a book belonging to ...."
1 page, manuscript; 11 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 11, Folder 3"The airman who flew over Shakespeare's England"
13 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 4"And in the 51st year of that century"
Several copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 11, Folder 5"As the great horse rots on the hill"
1 page, manuscript; 2 pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 6"The bass"
1 page, manuscript; 5 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 11, Folder 7"Because the red osier dogwood"
1 page, manuscript; 5 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 8"Beware saunterer, of this desperado ...."
8 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 9"The dream about our master, William Shakespeare"
3 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 10"For T.S.E. only"
3 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 11, Folder 11"The geese"
7 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 12"I am disquieted when I see many hills"
7 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 13"The importance of poetry, ...."
7 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 14"Jim Desterland"
5 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 15"I imagined a painter painting such a world"
3 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 11, Folder 16"If causality is impossible, Genesis Is recurrent"
1 page, manuscript; 7 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 11, Folder 17"The last fisherman"
4 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 11, Folder 18"Man and tree"
3 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 19"The Milkman"
1 page, manuscript; 6 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 20"The mythos of Samuel Huntsman"
7 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 11, Folder 21"The mythos of the man from Enoch"
12 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 22"A new explanation of the quietude and talkativeness of trees"
1 page, manuscript; 3 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 11, Folder 23"Of objects considered as fortresses in a baleful space"
7 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 11, Folder 24"The old war"
1 page, manuscript; 11 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 25"A philosopher on a mountain in Scythia"
10 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 11, Folder 26"Portrait"
10 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 11, Folder 27"The premonition"
1 page, manuscript; 4 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 11, Folder 28"The priest Ekranath"
1 page, manuscript; 7 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 11, Folder 29"Requiem for Edward Carrigh"
7 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 11, Folder 30"To my daughter"
11 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.; 1 page offprint

Box 11, Folder 31"Trio for two voices and a woodwind"
4 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 11, Folder 32"Winter, never mind where"
1 page, manuscript; 7 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 11, Folder 33"The zero that is all"
12 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 11, Folder 34Draft fragments of unidentified poems
9 pages, manuscript

Box 11, Folder 35Apples from Shinar: Draft of complete collection with printer's marks and author's comments
85 pages, typescript

Box 11, Folder 36Apples from Shinar: Galley proofs, April 14, 1959
57 pages

Box 11, Folder 37Apples from Shinar: Reviews and plans for promotion
22 pages; 25 pages of clippings

Subseries V: Horatio, 1961
Arranged as published, early drafts (box 12), later drafts (box 13)

Box 12, Folder 1"Prologue"
4 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 12, Folder 2"I. What a wounded name: The Ostler"
5 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 12, Folder 3"I. What a wounded name: Faustus"
13 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev., n.d.

Box 12, Folder 4"I. What a wounded name: The salon on the Rue Galantiere"
21 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 12, Folder 5"I. What a wounded name: Carlus"
21 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev., n.d.

Box 12, Folder 6"I. What a wounded name: The Ostler; Faustus; The Salon on the Rue Galantiere"
59 pages, typescript, n.d

Box 12, Folder 7"II. The shepherd: On the headland"
6 pages, manuscript

Box 12, Folder 8"II. The shepherd: The book of metamorphoses"
27 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 12, Folder 9"II. The shepherd: On the headland; The book of metamorphoses; The harrowing of the house of eyes"
58 pages of bound notebook plus booklet, manuscript

Box 12, Folder 10"II. The shepherd"
Includes three selections for public presentation: 29 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 12, Folder 11"III. In the castle at Forstness: The place beyond Scythia"
9 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev., n.d.

Box 12, Folder 12"III. In the castle at Forstness: The place beyond Scythia"
17 cards, manuscript; several copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 12, Folder 13"III. In the castle at Forstness: The lark at heaven's gate"
11 pages typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 12, Folder 14"III. In the castle at Forstness: The return; The pit of Carlus; The philosophy of Earth; The place beyond Scythia; The lark at heaven's gate"
Incomplete: parts of sections, 67 pages, manuscript

Box 12, Folder 15"III. In the castle at Forstness: The return; The pit of Carlus; The philosophy of Earth; The place beyond Scythia; The lark at heaven's gate"
Incomplete: parts of sections, 97 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 12, Folder 16"III. The castle at Forstness: The return; The pit of Carlus; The philosophy of Earth; The place beyond Scythia; The lark at heaven's gate"
Incomplete: parts of sections, 79 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 12, Folder 17"Maria du Val"
Section removed from "Horatio" before publication, 16 pages, typescript

Box 12, Folder 18"Horatio" unidentified fragment with list of dated periods during which poem was composed
5 pages

Box 12, Folder 19"Horatio" complete
58 pages, typescript

Box 13, Folder 1"Prologue", July-September, 1960?
5 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.,

Box 13, Folder 2"I: What a wounded name: The Ostler", July-September, 1960?
8 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 13, Folder 3"I: What a wounded name: Faustus", July-September, 1960?
6 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.,

Box 13, Folder 4"I: What a wounded name: The salon on the Rue Galantiere"
Subseries VI: The unblest mythmaker
Published in Hyam Plutzik: Collected Poems, Brockport, BOA, 1987
Individual poems, alphabetically arranged

Box 14, Folder 1Tables of contents
9 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 14, Folder 2"An Agadah of Hyam Ben Samuel"
1 page, manuscript; 7 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 14, Folder 3"The belated birds having taken their leave"
1 page, manuscript; 7 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 14, Folder 4"Brooch"
7 copies, 2 pages each, typescript

Box 14, Folder 5"Cancer and nova"
1 page, manuscript; 10 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 14, Folder 6"Commentary"
1 page, typescript

Box 14, Folder 7"Concerning the painting 'Afternoon in Infinity,' by Attilo Salemme"
1 page, manuscript; 21 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 14, Folder 8"Consolations"
1 page, manuscript; 2 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 14, Folder 9"The dance of the triple phoenix"
1 page, manuscript; 9 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 14, Folder 10"The devil with the minus sign in his right hand"
15 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 14, Folder 11"El Adon Al Kol"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 14, Folder 12"An electromagnetic phenomenon"
1 page, manuscript; 2 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 14, Folder 13"Entry from the account book of the last romantic"
2 pages, manuscript; 10 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 14, Folder 14"Frederick's wood"
1 page, manuscript; 7 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 14, Folder 15"The ghost who preferred Robert Browning, but not in one important respect"
2 pages, manuscript; 7 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 14, Folder 16"Hiroshima"
1 page, manuscript; 3 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 14, Folder 17"Homage to James Agee"
1 page, manuscript; 9 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 14, Folder 18"How sad! Or a season, moreover, when the rook may practice his music"
1 page, manuscript; 3 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 14, Folder 19"How to read invisible writing"
3 pages, manuscript; 6 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 14, Folder 20"The incredible impersonations of J. S. Bach"
12 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 14, Folder 21"Jonathan and the snow"
1 page, manuscript, 5 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 14, Folder 22"The lecture"
1 page, manuscript; 16 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 1"The marriage bed"
1 page, manuscript; 11 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 2"The mystery of England's greatness"
7 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 3"Mythos", [1940-1941]
9 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 15, Folder 4"Of eternity considered as a closed system"
1 page, manuscript; 10 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 5"On hearing that my poems were being studied in a distant place"
1 page, manuscript; 1 page, typescript

Box 15, Folder 6"On Queen Anne's lace"
3 pages, manuscript; 2 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 15, Folder 7"On the airfield at Shipdham"
3 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 15, Folder 8"On the last summer of our war, 1861-1865"
1 page, typescript

Box 15, Folder 9"Paint this world if you can"
4 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 10"The print over my desk"
2 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 15, Folder 11"Report prepared for presentation before the International Society of Anatomy and Psychology"
9 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 12"Report to the ghost of Robert Louis Stevenson"
1 page, manuscript; 8 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 13"The road"
1 page, manuscript; 5 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 14"The sad birds of Hilda Altschule, painter"
3 pages, manuscript; 8 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 15"Shoeless Joe Jackson"
7 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 15, Folder 16"Song, in a slightly antique key but what of that, since truth is eternal"
2 copies, 2 pages each, typescript

Box 15, Folder 17"The strange case of Professor Renlow"
2 pages, manuscript; 9 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 18"Strange diners at the Cafe De Parnasse", 1950
4 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 19"Time and the poem"
3 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 15, Folder 20"To Abraham Lincoln"
5 pages, manuscript; 5 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 21"To Akhnaton, concerning the statuette of his wife Nofretete"
1 page manuscript; 18 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 22"To Pablo Picasso, on his Guernica"
1 page, manuscript; 5 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 15, Folder 23"To the painter Paul Klee"
2 pages, manuscript; 7 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 24"Treatise on metapolitics"
9 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 15, Folder 25"A tremor is heard in the house of the dead man"
9 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 26"Two hearts and an arrow"
1 page, manuscript; 9 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 15, Folder 27"Wildflower"
6 pages, manuscript; 3 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Subseries VII: Other poetry projects and prayer translations
As arranged by Plutzik (includes published and unpublished works)

Box 16, Folder 1"The house of Gorya and other poems"
Submitted to Scribner's 1945-1946; unpublished
29 pages (incomplete); table of contents, manuscript; "House of Gorya," 3 copies, 1 manuscript and 2 typescripts, various pages

Box 16, Folder 2Table of contents for "Short poems by Hyam Plutzik"
2 copies, various pages; accompanying bibliography, 7 pages, typescript

Box 16, Folder 3"The unblest mythmaker," collection of poems
85 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 16, Folder 4Untitled draft collection of poems, containing poems from "Aspects of Proteus," "Apples from Shinar," and "The unblest mythmaker"
125 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 16, Folder 5"Last poems," collection of poems, 1961
88 pages, typescript

Box 16, Folder 6Record of submissions for individual poems and collections
35 pages, typescript with manuscript sections

Box 16, Folder 7Miscellaneous groupings and lists of poems
8 groups, various pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 16, Folder 8Prayers, some authored, some collected and translated, by Plutzik
71 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 16, Folder 9Notes for and correspondence about prayers
34 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 16, Folder 10"Prayer to God for the seasons of death," by Plutzik
1 page, manuscript; 8 pages, typescript

Box 16, Folder 11Scrap of paper that says, "Expect no more. This is happiness"
Photocopy of a scrap of paper found in Hyam Plutzik's wallet after he died. He appears to have written these words for a poem that never got written.
[The original is assumed to be part of the Plutzik Papers held at Trinity College Library, Hartford, Connecticut, and to have been featured as part of that library's April 2013 exhibit of selections from The Trinity collection as well as loaned items from UR's Rare Books/Special Collections Plutzik collection.] This photocopy turned up inexplicably, with a need to be filed appropriately.
1 page, photocopy

Subseries VIII: "From the report of the grand emissary"
Unpublished epic poem

Box 17, Folder 1"From the report of the grand emissary," draft fragments
106 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 17, Folder 2"From the report of the grand emissary," sections
5 copies (some incomplete), various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 17, Folder 3"From the report of the grand emissary"
100 pages, typescript

Box 17, Folder 4"From the report of the grand emissary"
46 pages, typescript

Box 17, Folder 5"From the report of the grand emissary," with two prefaces
3 copies, various pages, typescript

Subseries IX: Uncollected and unpublished poems
Box 18, Folder 1"After apple-picking"
2 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 2"Alcibiades"
1 page, manuscript

Box 18, Folder 3"And some of my best friends live in Buffalo"
6 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 18, Folder 4"Apologia pro vita sua"
2 copies, 2 pages each, typescript

Box 18, Folder 5"The archives"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 6"As if the very quintessence (for Wallace Stevens)"
1 page, manuscript; 7 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 7"As you walk along the country road"
1 page, manuscript

Box 18, Folder 8"At last, having taken leave of the reader long since..."
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 9"Atonality"
3 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 10"August"
1 page, manuscript; 2 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 11"Awl"
2 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 12"Ballad of John Dillinger"
2 pages, typescript

Box 18, Folder 13"The ballad of T. Jessup"
4 pages, manuscript; several copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 14"Battle of Brunanburh"
5 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 15"Binsey poplars (felled 1879)"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 16"Bless you Mr. Flanagan"
2 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 17"The branches"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 18"But to some occupations the cure is more deadly than the disease"
2 pages, manuscript; and several copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 19"Casey at the bat," by Earnest Lawrence Thayer
5 pages, typescript with manuscript notes by Plutzik for a reading

Box 18, Folder 20"Chorus for ten lovelorn beerdrinkers"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 21"Clouds"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 22"A day when we weren't looking"
4 pages, manuscript; 1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 23"The daughter of the farrier"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 24"The differing, sensitive, delicate poet addresses the indifferent, insensitive, indelicate world"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 25"Disquisition on dust"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 26"Do not dignify death"
2 pages, manuscript

Box 18, Folder 27"Dover Beach"
2 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 28"Dursey's song"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 29"Emperors of the island"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 30"Envoi"
Several copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 31"Fantasia on a phrase of Rabelais"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 32"First satire"
Several copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 18, Folder 33"Flash"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 34"Four kinds of thinking"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 35"Four seasons"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 36"Fragment of an inferno"
Several copies, various pages, typescript

Box 18, Folder 37"Frank was a busy man"
1 page, manuscript

Box 18, Folder 38"He says to the worms"
1 page, manuscript

Box 18, Folder 39"The heftiest fortissimo"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 40"Human spirits questioned by one"
1 page, manuscript

Box 18, Folder 41"I know a woman"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 42"I saw three ships come sailing by"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 43"The ill tempered sonnetina"
Several copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 44"Impression IV"
2 pages, typescript

Box 18, Folder 45"Impromptu"
2 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 18, Folder 46"In the country of the five nations"
Several copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 47"Inspiration during an autumn journey"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 48"The kabbalah of design"
Several copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 49"Lady bird"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 50"The lake isle of Inisfree," by William Butler Yeats
1 page, typescript with manuscript notes by Plutzik

Box 18, Folder 51"Let me put my arms"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 52"Little man with a little gun"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 53"Luke Havergal"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 54"Mad monk's song"
1 page, manuscript; several copies, various pages, typescript

Box 18, Folder 55"The martyr"
1 page, typescript

Box 18, Folder 56"Mr. Eddington's dream"
Several copies, various pages, typescript

Box 18, Folder 57"Mr. T.: an allegory"
1 page, manuscript

Box 18, Folder 58"Necktie party"
1 page, manuscript; 3 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 18, Folder 59"Note found pinned to a tree"
3 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 18, Folder 60"November 16"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 61"Now the landscape"
3 copies, 1 page each, manuscript

Box 18, Folder 62"O you will not pass the bounds"
Several copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 18, Folder 63"Ode, read at meeting of Philosopher's Club"
3 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 18, Folder 64"On a certain painting of Attilio Salemme"
2 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 18, Folder 65"On some birds of Svetozar Radekovitch"
1 page, manuscript; typescript

Box 18, Folder 66"On the dead and their killer: the man on the Bavarian mountain-top"
2 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 18, Folder 67"On the dignified statue of Yale's first president"
1 page; typescript

Box 18, Folder 68"On the last survivor of our war, 1861-1865"
1 page, manuscript; 2 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 18, Folder 69"One of the things besides shadows"
1 page, manuscript; 3 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 18, Folder 70"One question had to be answered first"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 18, Folder 71"An outline of history"
14 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 1"Perhaps"
1 card, manuscript

Box 19, Folder 2"Philadelphus"
2 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 19, Folder 3"The panther"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 4"A poem"
Several copies, various pages, typescript

Box 19, Folder 5"Poem in an ancient mode"
1 page, typescript

Box 19, Folder 6"Poem to be inscribed on a doghouse"
6 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 19, Folder 7"Portrait of a dissociated man"
1 page, manuscript; 8 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 19, Folder 8"Prayer from the Hebrew, to him who lights the Earth"
2 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 19, Folder 9"The print over my desk"
5 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 10"Preface to a novel"
1 page, typescript

Box 19, Folder 11"Private Jenkin's prayer"
4 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 19, Folder 12"Quem quqeritis"
2 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 19, Folder 13"Rake's progress"
1 page, manuscript; 6 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 19, Folder 14"Remembrance overlong"
1 page, typescript

Box 19, Folder 15"Rhyme of all and one"
6 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 16"Rhyme to a beginner in the trade"
4 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 19, Folder 17"The road not taken"
2 pages, typescript

Box 19, Folder 18"Satire VI"
2 copies, 1 page each, manuscript

Box 19, Folder 19"The sheaves"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 20"Snow turmoil"
1 page, typescript

Box 19, Folder 21"Sonnet composed while writing a paper"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 22"Statement"
6 copies, 1 page each, typescript

Box 19, Folder 23"Taffy was a Welshman"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 24"Theatre of operations"
9 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 25"There are many kinds of poetry"
1 page, manuscript

Box 19, Folder 26"There was a chipmunk"
1 page, manuscript

Box 19, Folder 27"They/memories of the thirties"
Several copies, various pages, manuscript, and typescript

Box 19, Folder 28"They hate delight"
1 page, manuscript; 1 page, typescript

Box 19, Folder 29"This is the season"
1 page, manuscript

Box 19, Folder 30"The time has come"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 31"To a teacher"
Several copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 32"To the dog Duke"
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 33"To Giorgio de Chirico, painter"
Several copies, various pages, typescript

Box 19, Folder 34"To my pal"
1 page, manuscript

Box 19, Folder 35"To the seventh power"
1 page, manuscript

Box 19, Folder 36"To Sacajewa"
1 page, manuscript; 1 page, typescript

Box 19, Folder 37"Traveller"
20 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 38"The tree budded with fire"
3 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 39"The tribe listens"
1 page, manuscript

Box 19, Folder 40"The two"
1 page, manuscript

Box 19, Folder 41"Useful defensive position"
7 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 42"A way of survival"
2 pages, manuscript

Box 19, Folder 43"We must assert ourselves"
3 pages, typescript

Box 19, Folder 44"What Scoon's wicked angel"
Several copies, various pages, typescript

Box 19, Folder 45"When you are old"
1 page, typescript

Box 19, Folder 46"The wild swans at Coole"
2 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 47"William Blake in our time"
1 page, manuscript; 3 pages, typescript

Box 19, Folder 48"Yale campus"
4 copies, 1 page each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 49Drafts and draft fragments of unidentified poems
136 pages, manuscript and typescript

Box 19, Folder 50Drafts and draft fragments of unidentified poems
89 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 19, Folder 51"Sometimes you hear fifth-hand," by Hyam Plutzik?
1 page, typescript

Series V: Prose
Subseries I: Essays
Box 20, Folder 1"A paper on Thomas Kid"
11 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 20, Folder 2Essay on creativity for "Rochester Review", Jan/Feb 1961
5 pages, manuscript; and issue

Box 20, Folder 3"The Einsteinian awareness in Auden", December 27-29, 1957
37 pages, typescript with manuscript rev., Modern Language Association conference paper

Box 20, Folder 4"The Einsteinian awareness in Auden" (incomplete), December 27-29, 1957
28 pages, typescript carbon, Modern Language Association conference paper

Box 20, Folder 5Fragments of "The Einsteinian awareness in Auden", December 27-29, 1957
49 pages, typescript with manuscript rev., Modern Language Association conference paper

Box 20, Folder 6Fragments of "The Einsteinian awareness in Auden", December 27-29, 1957
72 pages, manuscript and typescript, Modern Language Association conference paper

Box 20, Folder 7"If grammatical slip shows don't worry about it," "Rochester Review" issue, May 1956
2 pages, plus photocopy

Box 20, Folder 8"Statement of aims" [in relation to the place of the liberal arts in higher education], with letter to chair of English Department, September 23, 1946
presented to the University of Rochester Library by Hyam Plutzik, 8 pages, typescript

Box 20, Folder 9"Theodore Roethke: the journey to the cold stone"
23 pages, typescript; plus 6 carbon copies of page 18, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 20, Folder 10"Theodore Roethke: the voyage to the cold stone"
3 copies, various pages, typescript

Box 20, Folder 11Reviews of other writers' works
5 reviews, various pages, manuscript and typescript

Subseries II: Fiction
Box 20, Folder 12"The cat"
3 copies, 6 pages each, typescript

Box 20, Folder 13"The golus", [1932]
8 pages, typescript

Box 20, Folder 14"How not to write a short story (or How I wrote one)", 1931?
13 pages, typescript

Box 20, Folder 15"Jenkins"
2 copies, 13 and 14 pages each, typescript

Box 20, Folder 16"Plain tales from the doghouse"
9 pages, typescript

Subseries III: Science fiction
Box 20, Folder 17"The man who was fated"
2 copies, 17 and 18 pages each, typescript

Box 20, Folder 18"Ragusioh"
2 copies, 36 and 35 pages each, typescript

Box 20, Folder 19"The state of myopia in Baluchistan"
13 pages, typescript

Box 20, Folder 20"The saga of the firefly"
Pages 1-100, carbon typescript

Box 20, Folder 21"The saga of the firefly"
Pages 101-203, carbon typescript

Subseries IV: Fantasy
Fantasy works from Box 21 are unpublished

Box 20, Folder 22"The whipoorwill", circa 1950
2 copies, 10 pages each, typescript

Box 20, Folder 23"Behemoth Jahawaral Bootstrap"
4 pages, typesscript with manuscript rev.

Box 20, Folder 24Notes and fragments for unidentified stories
14 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 21, Folder 1"The joke"
3 copies; 31, 32, and 33 pages each, typescript wth manuscript rev.

Box 21, Folder 2"The funniest joke in the world"
2 copies; 22 and 30 pages each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 21, Folder 3"A fellow of infinite jest"
3 copies; 28 pages each, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 21, Folder 4"A fellow of infinite jest"
43 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 21, Folder 5"A man of infinite jest"
43 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 21, Folder 6"A fellow of infinite jest"
40 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 21, Folder 7"A man of infinite jest," draft fragments
Several sections, various pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 21, Folder 8"A fellow of infinite jest," script for stage performance
22 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Subseries V: Children's literature
Box 22, Folder 1"The duck who lost his quack"
7 copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 22, Folder 2"The great pie fight"
Several copies, various pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 22, Folder 3"The great pie fight"
3 copies, 23 pages each, plus section, 4 pages, typescript

Box 22, Folder 4"Jeremy and the moonrocket"
56 pages, manuscript

Box 22, Folder 5"Jeremy and the moonrocket"
42 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 22, Folder 6"Jeremy and the moonrocket"
2 copies (one copy lacks page 13), 42 pages each, plus section, 24 pages, carbon typescript

Box 22, Folder 7"Tickletoby"
46 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 22, Folder 8"Tickletoby"
83 pages, carbon typescript

Box 22, Folder 9"Tickletoby"
29 pages, typescript

Box 22, Folder 10Proposal for publication of "Tickletoby", 1954-1955
1 page, typescript

Box 22, Folder 11Draft fragments of "Tickletoby"
5 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 22, Folder 12"Tickletoby's songbook"
3 copies, various pages, typescript, one on fine paper in cover containing music

Box 22, Folder 13Children's birthday party invitation in the form of a poem
1 page, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 22, Folder 14Nursery rhymes, [1950?]
17 pages, typescript with manuscript rev. on cards

Box 22, Folder 15Fragments of unidentified stories
3 pages, typescript

Box 22, Folder 16Reviews of Plutzik's children's literature, 1950s
Clippings, 4 articles

Series VI: Courses taught at the University of Rochester, 1945-1961
See also Box 4 Academic and Biographical Material

Subseries I: English composition, English 101 and 102
Box 23, Folder 1English 101: Syllabi
Box 23, Folder 2English 101: Exams and assignments
Box 23, Folder 3English 101: Lecture notes and handouts
Manuscripts and typescripts

Box 23, Folder 4English 102: Syllabi
Box 23, Folder 5English 101, 102: Introductory lecture
Typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 23, Folder 6English 101, 102: Lecture notes
Manuscript and typescript

Subseries II: Introduction to English and American literature, English 103 and 104
Box 23, Folder 7English 103: Syllabi
Box 23, Folder 8English 104: Syllabi
Box 23, Folder 9English 103, 104: Exams
Manuscripts and typescript drafts

Box 23, Folder 10-11English 103: Lecture notes
Manuscript and typescript

Box 23, Folder 12English 103: Assignments
Manuscript and typescript

Subseries III: Narrative writing, English 115 and 116
Box 24, Folder 1English 116: Syllabi
Box 24, Folder 2English 115 and 116: Lecture and assignment notes
Box 24, Folder 3English 115: Lecture and assignment notes, and exams
Manuscript and typescript

Box 24, Folder 4-5English 116: Lecture and assignment notes
Manuscript

Subseries IV: Nineteenth-century poetry, English 151 and 154
Box 24, Folder 6English 151: Lecture notes on Shelley
Manuscript

Box 24, Folder 7English 151: Lecture notes on Wordsworth
Manuscript and typescript

Box 24, Folder 8-10English 151: Lecture notes
Manuscript

Box 24, Folder 11-12English 151: Lecture notes and assignments
Box 24, Folder 13English 151: Exams
Manuscript and typescript

Box 25, Folder 1English 154: Lecture notes on Arnold and Meredith
Manuscript

Box 25, Folder 2English 154: Lecture notes on Morris, Rosselli, Swinburne
Manuscript

Box 25, Folder 3English 154: Lecture notes on Tennyson
Manuscript

Box 25, Folder 4-5English 154: Lecture notes and bibliography
Manuscript and typescript

Box 25, Folder 6English 154: Exams
Typescript

Subseries V: Modern poetry and criticism, English 211
Box 25, Folder 7English 211: Lecture notes
Manuscript and typescript

Subseries VI: The English novel, English 216
Box 25, Folder 8English 216: Syllabi
Subseries VII: Modern poetry, English 221
Box 25, Folder 9English 221: Syllabi
Box 25, Folder 10English 221: Lecture notes on the Georgians
Manuscript

Box 25, Folder 11-13English 221: Lecture notes on T. S. Eliot and related subjects
Manuscript and typescript

Box 25, Folder 14English 221: Lecture notes on Alfred E. Housman, Ezra Pound, and related subjects
Manuscript

Box 25, Folder 15English 221: Lecture notes on Masefield, Robinson, Sandburg, and related subjects
Manuscript

Box 25, Folder 16English 221: Lecture notes on Roethke
Manuscript

Box 26, Folder 1English 221: Lecture notes on the Symbolist movement
Manuscript

Box 26, Folder 2English 221: Lecture notes on Dylan Thomas
Manuscript

Box 26, Folder 3-8English 221: Lecture notes
Manuscript and typescript

Box 26, Folder 9English 221: Lecture materials, "The Analyst," Northwestern University English Dept. publication
Box 26, Folder 10-12English 221: Lecture and assignment notes, and exams
Manuscript and typescript

Box 26, Folder 13English 221: Reading lists, class lists
Manuscript and typescript

Box 26, Folder 14English 221: Student paper
Subseries VIII: Modern prose, English 222
Box 27, Folder 1English 222: Course description
Typescript

Box 27, Folder 2-3English 222: Lecture notes on Faulkner
Manuscript, typescript

Box 27, Folder 4-5English 222: Lecture notes on Frazer, anthropology, and myth
Manuscript

Box 27, Folder 6-7English 222: Lecture notes on Joyce
Manuscript and typescript

Box 27, Folder 8English 222: Lecture notes on "Ulysses"
Manuscript and typescript

Box 27, Folder 9-13English 222: Lecture notes on Stuart Gilbert's analysis of "Ulysses"
Manuscript and typescript

Box 27, Folder 14-15English 222: Lecture notes on "Finnegan's wake"
Manuscript and typescript

Box 28, Folder 1-2English 222: Lecture notes on Kafka
Manuscript and typescript

Box 28, Folder 3English 222: Lecture notes on "The Castle"
Manuscript and typescript

Box 28, Folder 4English 222: Lecture notes on "The Trial"
Manuscript

Box 28, Folder 5-6English 222: Lecture notes on literary criticism
Manuscript

Box 28, Folder 7-9English 222: Lecture notes on psychoanalysis and literature
Manuscript

Box 28, Folder 10English 222: Lecture notes on Richard Chase's "Quest for myth", 1949
Manuscript

Box 28, Folder 11English 222: Lecture notes on literature and science
Manuscript

Box 28, Folder 12English 222: Lecture notes on Ignazio Silone's "Bread and wine"
Manuscript

Box 28, Folder 13English 222: Lecture notes on the short story
Manuscript

Box 28, Folder 14English 222: Lecture notes on utopia in literature
Manuscript

Box 28, Folder 15English 222: Lecture notes on Virginia Woolf
Manuscript

Box 28, Folder 16-17;
Box 29, Folder 1-5
English 222: Lecture notes
Manuscript

Box 29, Folder 6English 222: Assignments with miscellaneous notes
Manuscript

Box 29, Folder 7English 222: Exams with miscellaneous notes
Manuscript

Box 29, Folder 8English 222: Students' exams
Box 29, Folder 9English 222: Students' evaluations
Box 29, Folder 10English 222: Students' papers
Subseries IX: Honors seminar
Box 30, Folder 1Honors seminar: Syllabi and assignments
Manuscript and typescript

Box 30, Folder 2Honors seminar: Lecture notes on Dylan Thomas
Manuscript

Box 30, Folder 3-5Honors seminar: Lecture notes and assignments
Manuscript and typescript

Box 30, Folder 6Honors seminar: Exams
Box 30, Folder 7-11Honors seminar: Student papers
Subseries X: Poetry workshop and other courses
Box 30, Folder 12Student papers for unidentified courses
Box 30, Folder 13Poetry workshop: Course descriptions, class lists, poems by students
Series VII: Lectures and lecture notes by subject
Box 31, Folder 1Lecture notes: Aristotle
Manuscript

Box 31, Folder 2Lecture notes: Art
Manuscript

Box 31, Folder 3Lecture notes: Auden
Manuscript

Box 31, Folder 4-5Lecture notes: The Bible
Manuscript and typescript

Box 31, Folder 6Lecture notes: Butler
Manuscript

Box 31, Folder 7Lecture notes: "Candide"
Manuscript

Box 31, Folder 8Lecture notes: Carlyle and Arnold
Manuscript

Box 31, Folder 9Lecture notes: Cavalier poetry
Manuscript and typescript

Box 31, Folder 10Lecture notes: e.e. cummings
Manuscript and typescript

Box 31, Folder 11Lecture notes: Creative writing
Manuscript and typescript

Box 31, Folder 12-13Lecture notes: Dante
Manuscript and typescript

Box 31, Folder 14Lecture: "The distinctions of A. Miller"
Typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 31, Folder 15Lecture notes: "Don Quixote"
Manuscript

Box 31, Folder 16Lecture notes: Dostoevsky and "Crime and punishment"
Manuscript and typescript

Box 31, Folder 17Lecture notes: T. S. Eliot
Manuscript and typescript

Box 31, Folder 18Lecture: "Emerson's essays"
Typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 31, Folder 19Lecture notes: Faulkner
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 1Lecture notes: "Gulliver's travels"
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 2Lecture notes: "Hamlet"
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 3Lecture notes: "The Illiad," and "The Odyssey"
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 4Lecture notes: Intellectuals
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 5Lecture and notes: James Wright
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 6Lecture notes: Joan of Arc
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 7Lecture: Franz Kafka
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 8Lecture notes: "Moby Dick"
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 9Lecture notes: Modern poetry
Typescript

Box 32, Folder 10Lecture notes: Montaigne
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 11Lecture notes: "Oedipus"
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 12Lecture notes: "Othello"
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 13Lecture notes: "Paradise lost"
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 14Lecture notes: Physics and philosophy
Typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 32, Folder 15Lecture notes: Plato
Manuscript

Box 32, Folder 16Lecture notes: Portrait of artist
Manuscript

Box 33, Folder 1Lecture notes: Reason and argument
Manuscript

Box 33, Folder 2Lecture notes: "Religion in poetry"
Manuscript, and typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 33, Folder 3Lecture notes: Shakespeare
Manuscript and typescript

Box 33, Folder 4Lecture notes: Shaw
Manuscript

Box 33, Folder 5-6Lecture notes: Socrates and Plato
Manuscript and typescript

Box 33, Folder 7Lecture: "Two poets" [Schwartz and Shapiro]
Typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 33, Folder 8Lecture notes: Tyndall
Manuscript

Box 33, Folder 9Lecture notes: "Wuthering heights"
Manuscript

Box 33, Folder 10Lecture notes: Yeats
Manuscript

Box 33, Folder 11Lecture notes: Yiddish language
Typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 33, Folder 12-13Lecture notes: Miscellaneous subjects in poetry and literature
Manuscript

Box 33, Folder 14-16Lecture notes: Miscellaneous subjects
Manuscript and typescript

Box 33, Folder 17Lecture notes: Miscellaneous newspaper and magazine articles on poetry and literature
Series VIII: Recitals, lectures, and academic materials
Subseries I: Poetry recitals
Box 34, Folder 1Coffee hour poetry recitals, University of Rochester: Poems and newspaper clippings, 1950-1961
Manuscript and typescript

Box 34, Folder 2Dandelion Day poetry readings, University of Rochester: Poems and announcements, 1958-1961
Manuscript and typescript

Box 34, Folder 3Rochester World Poetry Day: Announcements and lists of participants and poetry, October 16, 1961
Typescript

Box 34, Folder 4Various poetry readings: Poems and newspaper clippings, 1952-1960
Manuscript and typescript

Box 34, Folder 5Notes for the presentation of poetry at recitals
Manuscript and typescript

Box 34, Folder 6Lists of poems for unidentified recitals
Manuscript and typescript

Box 34, Folder 7Poetry reading handouts
Typescript

Subseries II: Public lectures
Box 34, Folder 8Graduation address [institution unidentified]
13 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 34, Folder 9"Lecture to the State Teachers' Association", 1960
8 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 34, Folder 10Poetry as expression, with notes on presentation [occasion unidentified], [1950's]
16 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 34, Folder 11"Poetry and myth" [occasion unidentified], [1950's]
11 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 34, Folder 12"The problems of the poet and poetry in our time" [occasion unidentified], [1950's]
44 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 34, Folder 13"The protean universe" [occasion unidentified], [1958-1959?]
17 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 34, Folder 14About Shalom Aleichem [occasion unidentified]
Manuscript, 4 pages, and typescript with manuscript rev., 13 pages

Box 34, Folder 15Teaching of modern literature in the curriculum [occasion unidentified]
8 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 34, Folder 16Welcome speech to English Department Short Story Conference
6 pages, typescript with manuscript sections and rev.

Box 34, Folder 17"Why I write poetry and how," given before the English Department, with colleague, W. D. Snodgrass, April 1958
18 pages, typescript with manuscript rev.

Box 34, Folder 18Lecture fragments
2 pages, typescript

Box 34, Folder 19Newspaper clippings on lectures given by Hyam Plutzik, 1955-1959
12 articles

Subseries III: Academic materials
Box 35, Folder 1Academic organizations: Flyers and announcements
Box 35, Folder 2Citizens School Committee of Rochester Central School District No. 1: Minutes from meetings, 1957-1958
Manuscript notes by Plutzik

Box 35, Folder 3College of Arts and Sciences: Faculty lists and minutes of meetings, 1960-1961
Box 35, Folder 4Conference announcements, local and national, 1952-1960
Box 35, Folder 5"Confidential report for Clarion State Teachers College", 1959
Box 35, Folder 6Eastman Dental School poetry course lists and notes, 1960-1962
Box 35, Folder 7English Department curriculum committee report
Box 35, Folder 8English Department graduate program: Reading lists and exam schedules, 1951 and 1961
Box 35, Folder 9English Department literary awards' material, 1959-1961
Box 35, Folder 10English Department publicity: newspaper clippings, 1960, and undated
Box 35, Folder 11English Department requests for leaves and miscellaneous matters, 1957-1961
Box 35, Folder 12Journals: Advertisements for subscriptions and complementary issues, 1945-1960
Box 36, Folder 1Letter on Rush-Henrietta School System: Notes and drafts, 1957
Box 36, Folder 2Letters of recommendation for students
Manuscript and typescript

Box 36, Folder 3Notes for a "poetry and meaning" course
Box 36, Folder 4Notes for unidentified English Department conference
Box 36, Folder 5Notes on developing classes for gifted high school students
Box 36, Folder 6Papers, poetry, and offprints of articles by others, 1946-1960
Box 36, Folder 7Philosophy bibliography, compiled by Plutzik
Manuscript

Box 36, Folder 8The prologue: editiorial board selections, and one copy of journal, Spring 1954
Box 36, Folder 9Teaching: class lists and schedules from registrar, 1959-1961, and undated
Miscelleneous notes

Box 36, Folder 10Textbook selection: advertisements and notes by Plutzik, 1950-1961
Box 36, Folder 11University announcements of events, 1949-1960, and undated
Box 36, Folder 12University school: course descriptions, [1952-1958], and undated
Box 36, Folder 13Wesleyan Poetry Program: preview, 1959?
Box 36, Folder 14Writing contests and fellowships: announcements and applications, 1949-1960
Box 40Large index cards containing research notes for poetry and prose projects, and records of books borrowed from the Yale University library
2 boxes of index cards

Series XI: Posthumous materials about Plutzik's life and works
Subseries I: Hyam Plutzik exhibit, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester, December 5, 1982-June 5, 1983
Box 37, Folder 1Exhibit catalog: Draft, galley proofs, published catalog
Box 37, Folder 2Photographs of exhibition, by Jarold Ramsey
10 x 8

Box 37, Folder 3Photographs of exhibition opening, by Jarold Ramsey
5 x 7

Box 37, Folder 4Print index and negatives to photographs of the exhibition opening
Box 39Broadside, "On hearing that my poems were being studied in a distant place," produced by Salt-Works Press of Vineyards Haven, Massachusetts, December 5, 1982
Produced for the Plutzik Exhibition, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester Library

Subseries II: "Partners of hope: honoring bravery and humanitarianism: stories of rescue during the Holocaust," Carnegie Hall, February 5, 2007
Box 37, Folder 5Playbill programs, Carnegie Hall, February 5, 2007
Program includes world premiere of seven Hyam Plutzik poems set to music by composer Robert Cohen in a work entitled Of Eternity Considered as a Closed System, with conductor David Wroe leading the Westfield Symphony Orchestra and 90 singers of the Pro Chorale
2 copies

Box 37, Folder 6Press release, "New musical setting of the poetry of Hyam Plutzik (Late University of Rochester Professor) will have its world premiere at Carnegie Hall Holocaust Remembrance on February 5"
2 pages

Subseries III: Hyam Plutzik, American poet, a film by Ku-Ling Siegel and Christine Choy
Box 37, Folder 7Invitation announcement, film screening, Dryden Theatre, May 14, 2007
Box 37, Folder 7"Hyam Plutzik: American poet" program, May 14, 2007
2 copies of a 21-page printed program including essays: "About the Film," "Hyam Plutzik: 1922-1962," "About the Filmmakers," "About the Conversation," "Poems in the Film," and "James Longenbach Poet and Moderator." Program for screening at The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House

Box 37, Folder 8"Hyam Plutzik: American poet," program for screening at Washington DCJCC film festival, April 30, 2007
2 copies

Box 37, Folder 8"Jewish film fest has wide-ranging appeal," Jack Garner, newspaper clipping, Democrat and Chronicle, July 6, 2007
Pages C1 and C6

Box 37, Folder 8"Worth seeing," Democrat and Chronicle
Undated. Brief side bar note mentioning appearance of the Plutzik film in upcoming Jewish Film Festival.

Box 37, Folder 8Rochester Jewish Film Festival program, July 15, 2007
Includes brief description of Hyam Plutzik: American Poet, screened Sunday, July 8, 2007 at 1:30, Little Theatre
8 pages

Box 37, Folder 8"Voices", describing Rochester's professional chamber choir, singing Plutzik's "Sprig of Lilac" on stage at Little Theatre preceding the screening of the Plutzik film, July 8, 2007
One-page handout on heavy paper

Box 37, Folder 8"Hyam Plutzik: American poet," 21-page printed program including essays, July 8, 2007
"About the Film," "Hyam Plutzik: 1911-1962," "About the Filmmakers," "About the Conversation," "Poems in the Film," and "E. Ethelbert Miller Poet and Moderator." Program for screening at Rochester Jewish Film Festival, The Little Theatre #1

Box 37, Folder 8"E. Ethelbert Miller: remarks made at the Rochester Jewish Film Festival, The Little Theatre, Rochester, New York, July 8, 2007
Miller presented this paper as part of a panel discussion with literary researcher Edward Moran following the Plutzik film screening
Typescript, 3 pages

Box 37, Folder 8Hyam Plutzik: American poet, NPR interview
CD download of Erika Funke's 16-minute NPR interview of Plutzik film researcher Edward Moran, broadcast July 13, 2007 from radio station WVIA, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA, in association with a screening of the film at 4:00 on July 13, 2007 at the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation, 20 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA.

Box 37, Folder 8"Hyam Plutzik: American poet," 21-page printed program including essays, July 14, 2007
"About the Film," "Hyam Plutzik: 1911-1962," "About the Filmmakers," "About the Conversation," "Poems in the Film," and "Panelists." Program for screening at the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation, Jim Thorpe, PA.

Box 37, Folder 8"Hyam Plutzik: American poet," (with Hebrew translations) program for screening at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, The Jerusalem Cinematheque, Jerusalem, Israel, December 5, 2007
Box 37, Folder 8"Hyam Plutzik: American poet," program for screening at the Larchmont (NY) Public Library, March 9, 2008
Box 37, Folder 8Friends of the Larchmont (NY) Library screening, DVD, March 9, 2008
Box 37, Folder 8Zebra Poetry Film Festival introduction, Berlin, Germany, DVD, October 11, 2008
Box 37, Folder 8Hyam Plutzik panel discussion at Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, DVD, October 11, 2008
Box 37aVideo log describing in detail the content of all 54 tapes, including time cues
17 pages, typescript, 17 pp.

Box 37aOriginal master tapes for the film Hyam Plutzik: American poet.
54 mini-cassettes, each one hour in length

Box 37aHayden Carruth raw footage
DVD

Box 37aDonald Hall raw footage
DVD

Box 37aGalway Kinnell raw footage
DVD

Box 37aStanley Kunitz: the last interview, January 7, 2005
DVD

Box 37aGrace Schulman raw footage
DVD

Poster announcing a screening of Hyam Plutzik; American poet, a film by Ku-Ling Siegel and Christine Choy. Rochester, NY: Dryden Theatre, May 14, 2007
Located in the map case in alcove 8

Subseries IV: Critical responses to Plutzik's work
Box 37, Folder 9Moran, Edward. "Letter to the Editor: Hyam Plutzik", September 4, 2015
TLS, photocopy, 2 pages

Box 37, Folder 9Quinn, Justin. "Letter to the Editor: Cold war poets", September 11, 2015
TLS. Photocopy, 2 pages

Box 37, Folder 9Moran, Edward. "Letter to the Editor: Poet-librarians", November 25, 2016
TLS. Photocopy, 1 page

Box 37, Folder 9Moran, Edward. "T.S. Eliot and Hyam Plutzik: 'Hypocrite Lecteur, Mon Semblable, Mon Frere.'" T.S. Eliot Conference, St. Louis, September 2009
TS. 9 pages.

Box 37, Folder 9Hyam Plutzik Symposium, JAHLIT conference, Salt Lake City UT, DVD, September 11, 2009
Box 37, Folder 9Moran, Edward. "Nothing can be done, but something can be said." About.com poetry, 2012
Online printout, 1 page

Box 37, Folder 9Moran, Edward. Email correspondence with Tanya Plutzik revealing "Requiem to Edward Carrigh" refers to Plutzik's colleague John Wagenblass, January 13, 2012
An article from the Rochester Review Oct-Nov 1949, Vol XI, no 1, p 10, about Wagenblass' passing and a posting of "Because the Red Osier Dogwood" to the blog The Legacy of Dodona

Box 37, Folder 10McGarvey, Kathleen. "After words: Plutzik Library: poetic papers", March-April 2010
Photograph by Adam Fenster. Rochester Review, vol. 72, no. 4, p 48. PC. 1 page.

Series X: Memorabilia, posters, recordings
Subseries I: Memorabilia
Box 38Fishing reel owned by Plutzik
Box 38Pipe owned by Plutzik
Box 38Cassette recording of Plutzik reading his poems
Box 39Photograph of Plutzik's parents, inscribed by parents in Hebrew, August 21, 1946
Box 39Musical score for "If causality is impossible, Genesis is recurrent" and "The importance of poetry, or, the Coming forth from eternity into time," inscribed to Mrs. Plutzik by composer Charles Fussell, May 29, 1962
Subseries II: Posters
Box 39Items related to "Hyam Plutzik Day," including broadside of "A sprig of lilac," program and exhibition labels, May 11, 2002
Box 39Broadside, "The importance of poetry, or The coming forth from eternity into time," Oliphant Press, November 15, 2002
In celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the University of Rochester, Plutzik Reading Series, National Arts Club, New York City, 3 copies.
3 copies

Box 39Framed color photographs of Attilio Salemme's paintings "The Oracle" (1950) and "Vintage of Uncertainties" (1949); with two online printouts about Salemme
Posters announcing the Plutzik Memorial Poetry Series guest speakers
W.D. Snodgrass, W. S. Merwin, Mona Van Duyn, Jonathan Williams, George Starbuck, James Wright, Anthony Hecht, Tom Gunn, Ted Hughes and Richard Murphy, Robert Fitzgerald, Richard Wilbur, and Gerald Malanga
13 posters
Located in the map case in Alcove 8

Subseries III: Flyers announcing Plutzik Reading Series
Box 39Fall 2003: John Ashbery, Heather McHugh, Sally Keith, Lydia
Box 39Spring 2004: Samuel R. Delany, Dean Young, Shelley Jackson, Fanny Howe
Box 39Fall 2004: Rita Dove, Ben Marcus, Donald Revell
Box 39Spring 2005: Daniel Donaghy, Alan Shapiro, Kathryn Davis, Linda Bierds, Louise Glück
Box 39Fall 2005: Beverly Donofrio, Michael Palmer, Madison Smartt Bell, Joanna Scott, William Gass
Box 39Spring 2006: Brian Evenson, Ilya Kaminsky, Bin Ramke, Dan Beachy-Quick, Matthea Harvey
Box 39Fall 2006: Vijay Seshadri, Ralph Black, Dan Chiasson
Box 39Spring 2007: Percival Everett, Susan Howe, Margaret Atwood, James Longenbach, Rosanna Warren
Box 39Fall 2007: David Mason, David Leavitt, Tom Sleigh, Anthony Giardina
Box 39Spring 2008: Claudia Ranke, John Koethe, David Turner, Bradford Morrow
Box 39Fall 2008: Susan Stewart, Jonathan Frazen, Edward Hirsch
Box 39Spring 2009: Mary Gaitskill, Frank Bidart, Anthony Doerr
Box 39Fall 2009: Jennifer Grotz, James Logenbach, Stephen Schottenfeld, Joanna Scott, Tony Hoagland, ZZ Packer
Box 39Spring 2010: Meghan O'Rourke, Steven Erickson, C. Dale Young
Box 39Fall 2010: Ellen Bryan Voigt, Adam Zagajewski, James Logenbach, Kevin Brockmeier
Posters for the 50th Anniversary of the Plutzik Reading Series and the 100th Anniversary of Plutzik's birth, "The Plutzik 50/100," sponsored by the University of Rochester and the Hyam Plutzik Centennial Committee, 2011-2012
2 copies, 21 3/4 in X 10 in, one mounted on stiff board
Located in the map case in alcove 8

Subseries IV: Recordings
Box 40Selection from Horatio: "The lark at heaven's gate," read by Plutzik
One record

Box 40Music and poetry program at Eastman School of Music: Selections from "Aspects of Proteus," from "Apples from Shinar" read by Plutzik, and selection of children's songs
Two records

Box 40Selections from "Apples from Shinar," read by Plutzik
One record

Box 40Selections from "Aspects of Proteus," read by Plutzik
One record

Box 40Selections from "Horatio," read by Plutzik
One record

Box 40Ten poems from "Aspects of Proteus," and "Apples from Shinar," read by Plutzik
One record



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