Hyam Plutzik Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: HYAM PLUTZIK PAPERS
Call Number: D.113
Dates: 1924 - 2010
Physical Description: 40 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

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.

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.eduScope 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


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.Citation
[Item title, item date], HYAM PLUTZIK PAPERS, D.113, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Material
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: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Address:
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Content List
Early Life and Works
Box 1: Grammar School, High School and College
Folder
Folder 1. Grammar school and high school diplomas, 1924 and 1928
Folder 2. High school compositions, 20 pp., mss.
Folder 3. College compositions, English Class A, 103 pp., mss., 1928-1929.
Folder 4. Compositions, English Class C, 18 pp., typs., Jan. 1930-Feb. 1931
Folder 5. College compositions: "The Form of the Iliad," 2 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 6. College compositions: Plutzik's (?) self-criticisms, 2 p.,mss., n.d.
Folder 7. College: Miscellaneous notes, 40 pp., mss., n.d.
Folder 8. The Trinity Tablet, containing, "Three Paintings," by Plutzik, 2 copies, February 1932
Folder 9. The Trinity, containing photo of Plutzik, p. 72, 1932
Folder 10. Bristol High Scool and Trinity College: Sports reporting Plutzik, clippings, n.d.
Yale University Graduate School Essays and Notes:
Folder
Folder 11. "The Three Together," mss., n.d.; "The Three," Yale Poetry Award, printed by Yale University, 1933
Folder 12. "Aubrey Looks through the Keyhole," 5 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 13. "Characters," 5 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 14. "A Comparison of Edith Wharton's "Ethan Frome" with the "Oedipus Rex" of Sophocles," 3 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 15. "The Element of Color in Vaughn's Poetry," 5 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 16. "The Element of Personification in Crashaw's Poetry," 5 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 17. "Emerson and Science, 1817-1841," 31 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 18. "A Factual Study of George Witherspoon," 10 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 19. "Following the Gleam," 39 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 20. "The Golden Bough," 14 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 21. "Herbert and Donne," 5 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 22. "Herrick and His Jug of Wine," 7 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 23. "John Donne: An Involuted Character," 5 pp., typs., n.d.
Box 2: Yale University Graduate School Essays and Notes
Folder
Folder 1. "Lord Herbert of Cherbury," 6 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 2. "The Man from Crwmbawchty," 42 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 3. "The Man from Crwmbawchty" 40 pp. (p. 1 missing), carbon typs., n.d.
Folder 4. "Metrical Effects of the King James Bible," 14 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 5. "Modern Censorship and Milton," 10 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 6. "Mosaic on a Skull," 44 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 7. "Mosaic on a Skull," 88 pp. (incomplete), typs. Carbon, n.d.
Folder 8. "A New Theory of the ... Miracle Play ....," 10 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 9. "On First Looking into John Donne's Poetry," 5 pp., typs., n.d
Folder 10. "A Paper on Howell's "Letters" and Kindred Subjects," 6 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 11. "Pepys and His Money," 7 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 12. "Some General Considerations Concerning Beowulf and Archeology," 23 pp., plus 1 p. professor's comments, typs., n.d.
Folder 13. "Some Remarks on Burton's "Anatomy of Melancholy"," 5 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 14. "Some Remarks on John Selden's "Table Talk", typs., 9 pp., n.d.
Folder 15. "Some Remarks on the Terms `Classic' and `Romantic'," 9 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 16. "Some Thoughts Concerning Education--In 1938," 19 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 17. "The Spatial and the Temporal: Elements of Poetry," 32 pp., plus 1 p. professor's comments, typs., n.d.
Folder 18. "Spenser's Astronomical Knowledge and Imagery," 33 p., typs., n.d.
Folder 19. "Three Papers: On John Howell; On the Bible; On John Locke," 29 pp., typs., 1934
Folder 20. "The Virtuous Mr. Piscator," 6 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 21. "Vulgar Errors," 7 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 22. "Whitman's Reading before 1856," 43 pp., typs., 1933
Folder 23. Prospectus for a paper, 1 p., typs., n.d. typs., n.d.
Folder 24. Notes from Lectures and for Study, 52 pp., mss., and typs., n.d.
Box 3: Yale University Graduate School Notes; Army Material
Folder
Folder 1. Notes from Lectures and for Study, 39 pp., mss., and typs., n.d.
Folder 2. Notes from Lectures and for Study, 54 pp., mss., and typs., n.d.
Folder 3. Notes from Lectures and for Study, 100 pp., mss., and typs., n.d.
Folder 4. On linguistic study, in the form of a letter to a "Prof. Bates," 9 pp., typs. carbon, 1941
Folder 5. Master's Thesis: "Carlyle and Whitman: A Study of the Similarities and Influences," 125 pp., typs. Carbon, 1940
Folder 6. Dossier from the Office of Teacher Placement, Yale University
Army Material:
Folder
Folder 7. Personal 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.

Folder 8. Educational material, 1944-1945
Folder 9. Publications for soldiers, 1944-45
Folder 10. Records and reports, 1943-1945
Folder 11. Souvenirs, playbills, and miscellany from Englan
Folder 12. Photocopy of a letter from Keith Funston, October 8, 1942. MS, 2 pp.
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.

University of Rochester
Box 4
Folder Academic and Biographical Material (See also lecture notes, Boxes 23-33)
Folder
Folder 1. Biographical form for Office of the President, 1945
Folder 2. Autobiographical essay, two versions, one 10 pp., one 6 pp., typs., submitted to pers publishers for "Aspects of Proteus", 1949
Folder 3. "Intellectual Autobiography and Proposed Project," for Ford Foundation Fellowship, 7 pp., carbon typs., 1953 or 1954
Folder 4. Explanation by Hyam Plutzik of how he writes a poem, with two sample poems in manuscript and typscript, 25 pp., n.d.
Folder 5. Grant application materials
Folder 6. Kathrine Koller's recommendation of Hyam Plutzik for Fulbright Fellowship,including proposal by Plutzik, [1953-1954]
Folder 7. Guggenheim fellowship application materials: Application forms, correspondence, and bibliographies, 1950-1960
Folder 8. "Plan for Work," four copies, 2 pp. each, plus a 1 p. version of same, Oct. 14, 1960
Folder 9. National awards, University awards, and promotions
Folder 10. Bibliographies
Folder 11. Newspaper articles on Plutzik, clippings, 1950s?
Folder 12. Poems published in newspapers and magazines, clippings, some dated
Folder 13. Photographs, 1920-1959?
Folder 14. Personal financial materials,
Folder 15. Reviews of "Five American Poets", posthumous publication of a selection of Plutzik's poetry, clippings, 1962-1963
Folder 16. Tributes, memorializations, and restrospective essays
Folder 17. Friedman, Thomas. "Time For Hyam Plutzik: A Critique And Checklist of Criticism," Thoth, 11:2, 1971, pgs. 37-46, PC.
Correspondence
Box 5
Folder Letters to and from Hyam Plutzik
Folder
Folder 1. 1926-1939
Folder 2. 1940-1941
Folder 2. a. Letter from HP to Odell Shepard, 1941
Folder 2. b. Autobiography (pages missing), 20 pp., typs., late 1930s
Folder 3. 1942-1944
Folder 4. 1945-1946
Folder 4. a. Tanya Plutzik reading WWII letters from Hyam Plutzik, Pittsford NY, DVD, November 10, 2009
Folder 5. 1947-1948
Folder 6. 1949
Folder 7. 1950
Folder 8. 1951-1952
Folder 9. 1953
Folder 10. 1954
Folder 11. January-March, 1955
Box 6: Letters to and from Hyam Plutzik
Folder
Folder 1. April-May, 1955
Folder 2. June-December, 1955
Folder 3. 1956
Folder 4. January-September, 1957
Folder 5. October-December, 1957
Folder 6. January-March, 1958
Folder 7. April-August, 1958
Folder 8. September, 1958
Folder 9. October, 1958
Folder 10. November-December, 1958
Folder 11. January-March, 1959
Folder 12. April-May, 1959
Folder 13. June-August, 1959
Folder 14. September-December, 1959
Box 7: Letters to and from Hyam Plutzik
Folder
Folder 1. January-March, 1960
Folder 2. April-October, 1960
Folder 3. November-December, 1960
Folder 4. January-March, 1961
Folder 5. April-May, 1961
Folder 6. June-September, 1961
Folder 7. October, 1961-January, 1962
Folder 8. No date, indexed
Folder 9. No date, unindexed
Folder 10. Fragments of correspondence
Folder Letters to and from Tanya Plutzik:
Folder
Folder 11. December, 1961-January, 1962
Folder 12. February 20, 1963-February, 1997
Poetry
Box 8: "Seventh Avenue Express" and other early poems
Folder
Folder 1. "Seventh Avenue Express," two copies, 20 pp., typs. with mss. rev., and 14 pp., carbon typs., [written 193-1935]
Folder 2. "Seventh Avenue Express," 14 pp., typs. with mss. rev., [written 1934-1935]
Folder 3. Early poems: Brooklyn period, 1934-35, and New Haven period, 1938-1941? mostly unpublished, 17 poems, 26 pp.
Box 9 Aspects of Proteus(1949): The short poems, alphabetically arranged
Folder
Folder 1. "Abner Bellow," 2 pp., typs. with mss. rev. (pages torn),
Folder 2. "Absurd Cycle," 1 p., typs., n.d
Folder 3. "Ahitai Ben Neriah," 1 p., typs., n.d
Folder 4. "Argumentum ad Hominem," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 5. "The Begetting of Cain," 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 6. "The Birth, Life and Death of a Culture Hero," 2 pp.mss.; 5 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 7. "Bomber Base," 5 pp. mss.; 5 copies, various pp., typs.with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 8. "The Bug with a Nose like an Awl," 4 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 9. "The Camorra," 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 10. "The Chinaman and the Florentine," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 11. "Commentary," 5 pp., typs. with mss. rev. (some torn), n.d
Folder 12. "Critique," 1 p. mss.; 1 p. typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 13. "Dante in Our Time," 6 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 14. "Divisibility," 2 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 15. "Drinking Song," 3 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 16. "Elegy," 1 p., typs., [written 1940-1941]
Folder 17. "Entropy," 1 p. mss.; 1 p., typs., n.d.
Folder 18. "Et Apres Lui, Le Deluge," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 19. "An Equation," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 20. "The Event on the Upland," 1 p., mss.; 9 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 21. "Exhortation to the Artists," 4 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 22. "George Hobbs," 2 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 23. "Harlowe Young," 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 24. "He Inspects His Armory," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 25. "I Have Read in the Book of the Butcher Boy," 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 26. "Mr. Ingleshot of Dereham," 4 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mass. rev., n.d.
Folder 27. "Instructions to an Architect," 1 p., mss.; 4 copies, 1p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 28. "John Offut," 1 p., mss.; 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 29. "The King of Ai," 2 pp., mss.; 4 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 30. "The Last Fisherman," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 31. "A Letter to Someone at Mt. Palomar," 2 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 32. "The Miracle," 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 33. "My Sister," 2 pp., mss.; 2 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., [written September, 1937]
Folder 34. "The Poetic Process," 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 35. "Seeking Always the Word Nearest to Silence," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 36. "Song," 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 37. "Sprig of Lilac," 4 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 38. "The Strange City," 1 p., typs., n.d.
Folder 39. "Those Who Write after Freud," 2 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 40. "To Those Who Look out the Window," 1 p., mss.; 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 41. "Trade Talk," 1 p., mss., n.d.
Folder 42. "The Uneasy Hedonist," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 43. "The Women in the City of Towers," 1 p., mss.; 1 p., typs. with mss. rev. (pages torn), n.d.
Box 10: Aspects of Proteus and "Death at the Purple Rim," as arranged by Plutzik
Folder
Folder 1. "Poses of Proteus": Draft collection (does not include "Death at the Purple Rim"), 39 pp., typs.; supplement, 13 pp., typs., n.d
Folder 2. "Poses of Proteus": Draft Collection (includes "Death at the Purple Rim"), 70 pp., typs., n.d
Folder 3. "Aspects of Proteus": Draft tables of contents with title arrangement sheets, 51 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 4. "Aspects of Proteus": Records of galley corrections, mss., and typs., 12 pp., n.d.
Folder 5. "Aspects of Proteus": Draft collection presented to Rush Rhees Library, Univ. of Rochester (includes "Death at the Purple Rim"), 108 pp., typs. with mss. rev., 1949
Folder 6. "Death at the Purple Rim": Draft Fragments, typs. with mss. sections and rev., 122 pp., n.d.
Folder 7. "Death at the Purple Rim": Fragment, pp. 1-10, typs., n.d.
Folder 8. "Death at the Purple Rim and Other Poems": Draft collection, 73 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 9. "Death at the Purple Rim": Copyright document and excerpts from reviews, 3 pp., typs.
Folder 10. Aspects of Proteus: Reviews and plans for promotion, 24 pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., 17 pp. clippings
Box 11: Apples from Shinar (1959): Individual poems alphabetically arranged
Folder
Folder 1. Draft tables of contents, 38 pp., mss., and typs., n.d.
Folder 2. "After Looking into a Book Belonging to ....," 1 p., mss.; 11 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
Folder 3. The Airman Who Flew over Shakespeare's England," 13 copies, various pp., typs., n.d
Folder 4. "And In the 51st Year of that Century," several copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 5. "As the Great Horse Rots on the Hill," 1 p., mss.; 2 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 6. "The Bass," 1 p., mss.; 5 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
Folder 7. "Because the Red Osier Dogwood," 1 p., mss.; 5 copies, various pp., typs., n.d
Folder 8. "Beware Saunterer, of this Desperado ....," 8 copies, various pages, typs., n.d.
Folder 9. "The Dream about Our Master, William Shakespeare," 3 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 10. "For T.S.E. Only," 3 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 11. "The Geese," 7 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 12. "I Am Disquieted When I See Many Hills," 7 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 13. "The Importance of Poetry, ....," 7 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 14. "Jim Desterland," 5 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 15. "I Imagined a Painter Painting Such a World," 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
Folder 16. "If Causality Is Impossible, Genesis Is Recurrent," 1p., mss.; 7 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
Folder 17. "The Last Fisherman," 4 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
Folder 18. "Man and Tree," 3 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 19. "The Milkman," 1 p., mss.; 6 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 20. "The Mythos of Samuel Huntsman," 7 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 21. "The Mythos of the Man from Enoch," 12 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 22. "A New Explanation of the Quietude and Talkativeness of Trees," 1 p., mss.; 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
Folder 23. "Of Objects Considered as Fortresses in a Baleful Space," 7 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 24. "The Old War," 1 p., mss.; 11 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 25. "A Philosopher on a Mountain in Scythia," 10 copies, 1p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 26. "Portrait," 10 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 27. "The Premonition," 1 p., mss.; 4 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Folder 28. "The Priest Ekranath," 1 p., mss.; 7 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 29. "Requiem for Edward Carrigh," 7 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 30. "To My Daughter," 11 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev.; 1 p. offprint, n.d.
Folder 31. "Trio for Two Voices and a Woodwind," 4 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 32. "Winter, Never Mind Where," 1 p., mss.; 7 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 33. "The Zero That Is All," 12 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 34. Draft fragments of unidentified poems, 9 pp., mss., n.d.
Folder 35. Apples from Shinar: Draft of complete collection with printer's marks and author's comments, 85 pp., typs.
Folder 36. Apples from Shinar: Galley proofs, 57 pp., April 14, 1959
Folder 37. Apples from Shinar: Reviews and plans for promotion, 22 pp.; 25 pp. clippings
Box 12: Horatio (1961): Arranged as published (early drafts)
Folder 1. "Prologue": 4 pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
Folder 2. "I. What a Wounded Name: The Ostler," 5 pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d
Folder 3. "I. What a Wounded Name: Faustus," 13 pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
Folder 4. "I. What a Wounded Name: The Salon on the Rue Galantiere," 21 pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
Folder 5. "I. What a Wounded Name: Carlus," 21 pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
Folder 6. "I. What a Wounded Name: The Ostler; Faustus; The Salon on the Rue Galantiere," 59 pp., typs., n.d
Folder 7. "II. The Shepherd: On the Headland," 6 pp., mss., n.d.
Folder 8. "II. The Shepherd: The Book of Metamorphoses," 27 pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
Folder 9. "II. The Shepherd: On the Headland; The Book of Metamorphoses; The Harrowing of the House of Eyes," 58 pp. of bound notebook plus booklet, mss., n.d.
Folder 10. "II. The Shepherd" (three selections for public presentation), 29 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 11. "III. In the Castle at Forstness: The Place beyond Scythia," 9 pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
Folder 12. "III. In the Castle at Forstness: The Place beyond Scythia," 17 cards, mss.; several copies, arious pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 13. "III. In the Castle at Forstness: The Lark at Heaven's Gate," 11 p. typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
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 pp., mss., n.d.
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 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
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 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Folder 17. "Maria du Val" (section removed from "Horatio" before publication), 16 pp., typs., n.d.
Folder 18. "Horatio": unidentified fragment with list of dated periods during which poem was composed, 5 pp.
Folder 19. "Horatio" (complete), 58 pp., typs., n.d
Box 13: Horatio: Arranged as published (later drafts)
Folder
Folder 1. "Prologue", 5 pp., typs. with mss. rev., July-September, 1960?
Folder 2. "I: What a Wounded Name: The Ostler," 8 pp., typs. with mss. rev., July-September, 1960?
Folder 3. "I: What a Wounded Name: Faustus," 6 pp., typs. with mss. rev., July-September, 1960?
Folder 4. "I: What a Wounded Name: The Salon on the Rue Ga
Box 14: The Unblest Mythmaker: Individual poems, alphabetically arranged A-L (Published in Hyam Plutzik: Collected Poems, Brockport, BOA, 1987)
1. Tables of Contents, 9 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
2. "An Agadah of Hyam Ben Samuel," 1 p., mss.; 7 copies, 1p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
3. "The Belated Birds Having Taken Their Leave," 1 p.,mss.; 7 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
4. "Brooch," 7 copies, 2 p. each, typs., n.d.
5. "Cancer and Nova," 1 p., mss.; 10 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
6. "Commentary," 1 p., typs., n.d.
7. "Concerning the Painting `Afternoon in Infinity,' by Attilo Salemme," 1 p., mss.; 21 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
8. "Consolations," 1 p., mss.; 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
9. "The Dance of the Triple Phoenix," 1 p., mss.; 9 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
10. "The Devil with the Minus Sign in His Right Hand," 15 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
11. "El Adon Al Kol," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
12. An Electromagnetic Phenomenon," 1 p., mss.; 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
13. "Entry from the Account Book of the Last Romantic," 2pp., mss.; 10 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
14. "Frederick's Wood," 1 p., mss.; 7 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
15. "The Ghost Who Preferred Robert Browning, But Not in One Important Respect," 2 pp., mss.; 7 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
16. "Hiroshima," 1 p., mss.; 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
17. "Homage to James Agee," 1 p., mss.; 9 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
18. "How Sad! or A Season, Moreover, When the Rook May Practice His Music," 1 p., mss.; 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
19. "How to Read Invisible Writing," 3 p., mss.; 6 copies, 1p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
20. "The Incredible Impersonations of J. S. Bach," 12 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d
21. "Jonathan and the Snow," 1 p., mss., 5 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
22. "The Lecture," 1 p., mss.; 16 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Box 15: The Unblest Mythmaker: Individual poems, alphabetically arranged M-Z (Published in Hyam Plutzik: The Collected Poems, Brockport, BOA, 1987)
1. "The Marriage Bed," 1 p., mss.; 11 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
2. "The Mystery of England's Greatness," 7 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
3. "Mythos," 9 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., [1940-1941]
4. "Of Eternity Considered as a Closed System," 1 p., mss.; 10 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
5. "On Hearing That My Poems Were Being Studied in a Distant Place," 1 p., mss.; 1 p., typs., n.d.
6. "On Queen Anne's Lace," 3 pp., mss.; 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
7. "On the Airfield at Shipdham," 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
8. "On the Last Summer of Our War, 1861-1865," 1 p., typs., n.d.
9. "Paint This World if You Can," 4 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d
10. The Print Over My Desk," 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
11. "Report Prepared for Presentation before the International Society of Anatomy and Psychology," 9 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
12. "Report to the Ghost of Robert Louis Stevenson," 1 p., mss.; 8 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
13. "The Road," 1 p., mss.; 5 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
14. "The Sad Birds of Hilda Altschule, Painter," 3 pp., mss.; 8 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
15. "Shoeless Joe Jackson," 7 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
16. "Song, In a Slightly Antique Key But What of That, Since Truth Is Eternal," 2 copies, 2 pp. each, typs., n.d.
17. "The Strange Case of Professor Renlow," 2 pp., mss.; 9 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
18. "Strange Diners at the Cafe De Parnasse (1950)," 4 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
19. "Time and the Poem," 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
20. "To Abraham Lincoln," 5 pp., mss.; 5 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
21. "To Akhnaton, Concerning the Statuette of His Wife Nofretete," 1 p. mss.; 18 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
22. "To Pablo Picasso, On His Guernica," 1 p., mss.; 5 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
23. "To the Painter Paul Klee," 2 pp., mss.; 7 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d
24. "Treatise on Metapolitics," 9 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
25. "A Tremor Is Heard in the House of the Dead Man," 9 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
26. "Two Hearts and an Arrow," 1 p., mss.; 9 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
27. "Wildflower," 6 pp., mss.; 3 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Box 16: Other Poetry Projects and Prayer Translations, as arranged by Plutzik (Includes published and unpublished works)
1. "The House of Gorya and Other Poems" [submitted to Scribner's 1945-1946; unpublished], 29 pp. (incomplete); table of contents, mss.; "House of Gorya," 3 copies, 1mss. and 2 typs., various pp., n.d.
2. Table of contents for "Short Poems by Hyam Plutzik," 2 copies, various pp., n.d.; accompanying bibliography, 7 pp., typs., n.d.
3. "The Unblest Mythmaker," collection of poems, 85 pp.,typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
4. Untitled draft collection of poems, containing poems from "Aspects ofProteus•, "Apples from Shinar•, and "The Unblest Mythmaker•, 125 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
5. "Last Poems," collection of poems, 88 pp., typs., [1961]
6. Record of submissions for individual poems and collections, 35 pp., typs. with mss.sections, n.d
7. Miscellaneous groupings and lists of poems, 8 groups, various pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
8. Prayers, some authored, some collected and translated, by Plutzik, 71 pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
9. Notes for and correspondence about prayers, 34 pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
10. "Prayer to God for the Seasons of Death," by Plutzik, 1 p., mss.; 8 pp., typs., n.d.
11. Scrap of paper that says "Expect no more. This is happiness." 1 p., photocopy, n.d.
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.

Box 17: "From the Report of the Grand Emissary" (unpublished epic poem)
1. "From the Report of the Grand Emissary," draft fragments, 106 pp., typs. with mss sections and rev., n.d.
2. "From the Report of the Grand Emissary," sections, 5 copies (some incomplete), various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
3. "From the Report of the Grand Emissary," 100 pp., typs., n.d.
4. "From the Report of the Grand Emissary," 46 pp., typs., n.d.
5. "From the Report of the Grand Emissary," with two prefaces, 3 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
Box 18: Uncollected and Unpublished Poems A-O
1. "After Apple-Picking," 2 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
2. "Alcibiades," 1 p., mss., n.d.
3. "And Some of My Best Friends Live in Buffalo," 6 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
4. "Apologia Pro Vita Sua," 2 copies, 2 pp. each, typs., n.d
5. "The Archives," 1 p., typs., n.d.
6. "As If the Very Quintessence (for Wallace Stevens)," 1 p., mss.; 7 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
7. "As You Walk along the Country Road," 1 p., mss., n.d.
8. "At Last, Having Taken Leave of the Reader Long Since, ..." 1 p., typs., n.d
9. "Atonality," 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
10. "August," 1 p., mss.; 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
11. "Awl," 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
12. "Ballad of John Dillinger," 2 pp., typs., n.d.
13. The Ballad of T. Jessup," 4 pp., mss.; several copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
14. "Battle of Brunanburh," 5 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
15. "Binsey Poplars (felled 1879)," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
16. "Bless You Mr. Flanagan," 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
17. "The Branches," 1 p., typs., n.d
18. "But to Some Occupations the Cure Is More Deadly Than the Disease," 2 pp., mss.; and several copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.Þ_FÞ
19. "Casey at the Bat," by Earnest Lawrence Thayer, 5 pp., typs. with mss. notes by Plutzik for a reading, n.d.
20. "Chorus for Ten Lovelorn Beerdrinkers," 1 p., typs., n.d.
21. "Clouds," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
22. "A Day When We Weren"t Looking," 4 pp., mss.; 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.Þ_FÞ
23. "The Daughter of the Farrier," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
24. "The Differing, Sensitive, Delicate Poet Addresses the Indifferent, Insensitive, Indelicate World," 1 p., typs., n.d.
25. "Disquisition on Dust," 1 p., typs., n.d.
26. "Do Not Dignify Death," 2 pp., mss., n.d
27. "Dover Beach," 2 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
28. "Dursey's Song," 1 p., typs., n.d
29. "Emperors of the Island," 1 p., typs., n.d
30. "Envoi," several copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
31. "Fantasia on a Phrase of Rabelais," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
32. "First Satire," several copies, various pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d
33. "Flash," 1 p., typs., n.d.
34. "Four Kinds of Thinking," 1 p., typs., n.d.
35. "Four Seasons," 1 p., typs., n.d.
36. "Fragment of an Inferno," several copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
37. "Frank Was a Busy Man," 1 p., mss., n.d.
38. "He Says to the Worms," 1 p., mss., n.d.
39. "The Heftiest Fortissimo," 1 p., typs., n.d.
40. "Human Spirits Questioned by One," 1 p., mss., n.d.
41. "I Know a Woman," 1 p., typs., n.d.
42. "I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing By," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
43. "The Ill Tempered Sonnetina," several copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
44. "Impression IV," 2 pp., typs., n.d
45. "Impromptu," 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
46. "In the Country of the Five Nations," several copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
47. "Inspiration during an Autumn Journey," 1 p., typs., n.d.
48. "The Kabbalah of Design," several copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
49. "Lady Bird," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
50. "The Lake Isle of Inisfree," by William Butler Yeats, 1 p., typs. with mss. notes by Plutzik, n.d.
51. "Let Me Put My Arms," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
52. "Little Man with a Little Gun," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
53. "Luke Havergal," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
54. "Mad Monk's Song," 1 p., mss.; several copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
55. "The Martyr," 1 p., typs., n.d
56. "Mr. Eddington's Dream," several copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
57. "Mr. T.: An Allegory," 1 p., mss., n.d.
58. "Necktie Party," 1 p., mss.; 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
59. "Note Found Pinned to a Tree," 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
60. "November 16," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
61. "Now the Landscape," 3 copies, 1 p. each, mss., n.d.
62. "O You Will Not Pass the Bounds," several copies, various pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
63. "Ode, Read at Meeting of Philosopher's Club," 3 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
64. "On a Certain Painting of Attilio Salemme," 2 copies, 1p. each, typs., n.d.
65. "On Some Birds of Svetozar Radekovitch," 1 p., mss.; typs., n.d.
66. "On the Dead and Their Killer: The Man on the Bavarian Mountain-top," 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d
67. "On the Dignified Statue of Yale's First President," typs., 1 p., n.d.
68. "On the Last Survivor of Our War, 1861-1865," 1 p., mss.; 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
69. "One of the Things besides Shadows," 1 p., mss.; 3 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
70. "One Question Had to Be Answered First," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
71. "An Outline of History," 14 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
Box 19: Uncollected and Unpublished Poems P-Z
1. "Perhaps," 1 card, mss., n.d.
2. "Philadelphus," 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
3. "The Panther," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
4. "A Poem," several copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
5. "Poem in an Ancient Mode," 1 p., typs., n.d.
6. "Poem to Be Inscribed on a Doghouse," 6 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
7. "Portrait of a Dissociated Man," 1 p., mss.; 8 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
8. "Prayer from the Hebrew, to Him Who Lights the Earth," 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
9. "The Print over My Desk," 5 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
10. "Preface to a Novel," 1 p., typs., n.d.
11. "Private Jenkin's Prayer," 4 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
12. "Quem Quqeritis," 2 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
13. "Rake's Progress," 1 p., mss.; 6 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
14. "Remembrance Overlong," 1 p., typs., n.d
15. "Rhyme of All and One," 6 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
16. "Rhyme to a Beginner in the Trade," 4 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d.
17. "The Road Not Taken," 2 pp., typs., n.d.
18. "Satire VI," 2 copies, 1 p. each, mss., n.d.
19. "The Sheaves," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
20. "Snow Turmoil," 1 p., typs., n.d.
21. "Sonnet Composed while Writing a Paper," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
22. "Statement," 6 copies, 1 p. each, typs., n.d
23. "Taffy Was a Welshman," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
24. "Theatre of Operations," 9 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
25. "There Are Many Kinds of Poetry," 1 p., mss., n.d.
26. "There Was a Chipmunk," 1 p., mss., n.d.
27. "They/Memories of the Thirties," several copies, various pp., mss., and typs., n.d.
28. "They Hate Delight," 1 p., mss.; 1 p., typs., n.d
29. "This Is the Season," 1 p., mss., n.d.
30. "The Time Has Come," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
31. "To a Teacher," several copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
32. "To the Dog Duke," 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
33. "To Giorgio de Chirico, Painter," several copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
34. "To My Pal," 1 p., mss., n.d.
35. "To the Seventh Power," 1 p., mss., n.d.
36. "To Sacajewa," 1 p., mss.; 1 p., typs., n.d.
37. "Traveller," 20 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
38. "The Tree Budded with Fire," 3 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
39. "The Tribe Listens," 1 p., mss., n.d
40. "The Two," 1 p., mss., n.d.
41. "Useful Defensive Position," 7 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
42. "A Way of Survival," 2 pp., mss., n.d
43. "We Must Assert Ourselves," 3 pp., typs., n.d
44. "What Scoon's Wicked Angel," several copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
45. "When You Are Old," 1 p., typs., n.d.
46. "The Wild Swans at Coole," 2 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
47. "William Blake in Our Time," 1 p., mss.; 3 pp., typs., n.d.
48. "Yale Campus," 4 copies, 1 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d
49. Drafts and draft fragments of unidentified poems, 136 pp., mss. and typs., n.d.
50. Drafts and draft fragments of unidentified poems, 89 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
51. "Sometimes You Hear Fifth-hand," by Hyam Plutzik?, 1 p., typs., n.d.
PROSE
Box 20
Other c level: Otherlevel with otherlevel: Essays
Essays:
1. "A Paper on Thomas Kid," 11 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
2. Essay on Creativity for "Rochester Review, 5 pp., mss.; and issue, Jan./Feb.1961
3. "The Einsteinian Awareness in Auden," typs. with mss. rev., 37 pp., Modern Language Association conference paper, December 27-29, 1957
4. "The Einsteinian Awareness in Auden" (incomplete), typs. carbon, 28 pp., Modern Language Association conference paper, December 27-29, 1957
5. Fragments of "The Einsteinian Awareness in Auden," typs. with mss. rev., 49 pp., Modern Language Association conference paper, December 27-29, 1957
6. Fragments of "The Einsteinian Awareness in Auden," mss., and typs., 72 pp., Modern Language Association conference paper, December 27-29, 1957
7. "If Grammatical Slip Shows Don"t Worry About It," "Rochester Review, issue, May 1956, plus photocopy, 2 pp.
8. "Statement of Aims" [in relation to the place of the liberal arts in higher education], with letter to chair of English Dept., presented to the University of Rochester Library by Hyam Plutzik, 8 pp., typs., Sept. 23, 1946.
9. "Theodore Roethke: The Journey to the Cold Stone," 23 pp., typs., plus 6 carbon copies of p. 18, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
10. "Theodore Roethke: The Voyage to the Cold Stone," 3 copies, various pp., typs., n.d.
11. Reviews of other writers" works, 5 reviews, various pp., mss., and typs., n.d.
Fiction:
12. "The Cat," 3 copies, 6 pp. each, typs., n.d
13. "The Golus," 8 pp., typs., [1932]
14. "How Not to Write a Short Story (or How I Wrote One)," 13 pp., typs., 1931?
15. "Jenkins," 2 copies, 13 and 14 pp. each, typs., n.d.
16. "Plain Tales from the Doghouse," 9 pp., typs., n.d.
Science Fiction:
17. "The Man Who Was Fated," 2 copies, 17 and 18 pp. each, typs., n.d.
18. "Ragusioh," 2 copies, 36 and 35 pp. each, typs., n.d.
19. "The State of Myopia in Baluchistan," 13 pp., typs., n.d
20. "The Saga of the Firefly," pp. 1-100, carbon typs, n.d.
21. "The Saga of the Firefly," pp. 101-203, carbon typs, n.d
Fantasy:
22. "The Whipoorwill," 2 copies, 10 pp. each, typs., ca. 1950
23. "Behemoth Jahawaral Bootstrap," 4 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
24. Notes and fragments for unidentified stories, 14 pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
Box 21
Fantasy (continued): Drafts of "A Man of Infinite Jest"
(unpublished)
1. The Joke," 3 copies, 31, 32, and 33 pp. each, typs. wth mss. rev., n.d.
2. The Funniest Joke in the World," 2 copies, 22, and 30 p. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d
3. A Fellow of Infinite Jest," 3 copies, 28 pp. each, typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
4. A Fellow of Infinite Jest," 43 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
5. A Man of Infinite Jest," 43 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n..d.
6. A Fellow of Infinite Jest," 40 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
7. A Man of Infinite Jest," draft fragments, several sections, various pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
8. A Fellow of Infinite Jest," script for stage performance, 22 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d
Box 22
Children's Literature
1. "The Duck Who Lost His Quack," 7 copies, various pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
2. "The Great Pie Fight," several copies, various pp., typs. with mss. sections and rev., n.d.
3. "The Great Pie Fight," 3 copies, 23 pp. each, plus section, 4 pp., typs., n.d.
4. "Jeremy and the Moonrocket," 56 pp., mss., n.d.
5. "Jeremy and the Moonrocket," 42 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
6. "Jeremy and the Moonrocket," 2 copies (one copy lacks page 13), 42 pp. each, plus section, 24 pp., carbon typs., n.d.
7. "Tickletoby," 46 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
8. "Tickletoby," 83 pp., carbon typs., n.d.
9. "Tickletoby," 29 pp., typs., n.d.
10. Proposal for publication of "Tickletoby," 1 p., typs., 1954-1955
11. Draft fragments of "Tickletoby," 5 pp., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
12. "Tickletoby's Songbook," 3 copies, various pp., typs., one on fine paper in cover containing music, n.d.
13. Children's birthday party invitation in the form of a poem, 1 p., typs. with mss. rev., n.d.
14. Nursery rhymes, 17 pp., typs. with mss. rev., on cards, [1950?]
15. Fragments of unidentified stories, 3 pp., typs
16. Reviews of Plutzik's children's literature, clippings, 4 articles, 1950s
TEACHING: COURSES TAUGHT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, 1945-1961 (See also Box 4 Academic and Biographical Material)
(See also Box 4 Academic and Biographical Material)

Box 23
English Composition 101 102; Introduction to English and American Literature 103 104
Folder
1. English 101: Syllabi
2. English 101: Exams and assignments
3. English 101: Lecture notes and handouts, mss., and typs.
4. English 102: Syllabi
5. English 101 102: Introductory lecture, typs. with mss. rev.
6. English 101 102: Lecture notes, mss., and typs.
7. English 103: Syllabi
8. English 104: Syllabi
9. English 103 104: Exams, mss., and typs. drafts
10. English 103: Lecture Notes, mss., and typs.
11. English 103: Lecture notes, mss., and typs. 12 English 103: Assignments, mss., and typs.
Box 24
Narrative Writing 115 116; Nineteenth-Century Poetry 151 154
Folder
1. English 116: Syllabi
2. English 115 116: Lecture and assignment notes, mss.
3. English 115: Lecture and assignment notes, and exams, mss., and typs.
4. English 116: Lecture and assignment notes, mss.
5. English 116: Lecture and assignment notes, mss
6. English 151: Lecture notes on Shelley, mss.
7. English 151: Lecture notes on Wordsworth, mss., and typs.
8. English 151: Lecture notes, mss.
9. English 151: Lecture notes, mss.
10. English 151: Lecture notes, mss.
11. English 151: Lecture notes and assignments
12. English 151: Lecture notes and assignments, mss.
13. English 151: Exams, mss., and typs.
Box 25
Nineteenth-Century Poetry 151 154; Modern Poetry and Criticism 211; The English Novel 216; Modern Poetry 221
Folder
1. English 154: Lecture notes on Arnold and Meredith, mss.
2. English 154: Lecture notes on Morris, Rosselli, Swinburne, mss.
3. English 154: Lecture notes on Tennyson, mss.
4. English 154: Lecture notes, mss., and typs.
5. English 154: Lecture notes and bibliography, mss., and typs.
6. English 154: Exams, typs.
7. English 211: Lecture notes, mss., and typs
8. English 216: Syllabi
9. English 221: Syllabi
10. English 221: Lecture notes on the Georgians, mss.
11. English 221: Lecture notes on T. S. Eliot and related subjects, mss., and typs.
12. English 221: Lecture notes on T. S. Eliot and related subjects, mss., and typs.
13. English 221: Lecture notes on T. S. Eliot and related subjects, mss., and typs.
14. English 221: Lecture notes on Alfred E. Housman, Ezra Pound, and related subjects, mss.
15. English 221: Lecture notes on Masefield, Robinson, Sandburg, and related subjects, mss.
16. English 221: Lecture notes on Roethke, mss.
Box 26
Modern Poetry 221
Folder
1. English 221: Lecture notes on the Symbolist movement, mss.
2. English 221: Lecture notes on Dylan Thomas, mss.
3. English 221: Lecture notes, mss.
4. English 221: Lecture notes, mss., and typs.
5. English 221: Lecture notes, mss.
6. English 221: Lecture notes, mss., and typs.
7. English 221: Lecture notes, mss.
8. English 221: Lecture notes, mss., and typs.
9. English 221: Lecture materials "The Analyst," Northwestern University English Dept. publication
10. English 221: Lecture and assignment notes, and exams, mss., and typs.
11. English 221: Lecture notes and exams, mss., and typs.
12. English 221: Exams, mss., and typs.
13. English 221: Reading lists; class lists, mss., and typs.
14. English 221: Student paper
Box 27
Modern Prose 222
Folder
1. English 222: Course description, typs.
2. English 222: Lecture notes on Faulkner, mss.
3. English 222: Lecture notes on Faulkner, mss., and typs.
4. English 222: Lecture notes on Frazer, anthropology, and myth, mss.
5. English 222: Lecture notes on Frazer, mss.
6. English 222: Lecture notes on Joyce, mss
7. English 222: Lecture notes on Joyce, mss., and typs.
8. English 222: Lecture notes on "Ulysses," mss., and typs.
9. English 222: Lecture notes on Stuart Gilbert's analysis of "Ulysses," Episodes I-III, mss., and typs
10. English 222: Lecture notes on Stuart Gilbert's analysis of "Ulysses," Episodes IV-VII, mss.
11. English 222: Lecture notes on Stuart Gilbert's analysis of "Ulysses," Episodes VIII-XI, mss.
12. English 222: Lecture notes on Stuart Gilbert's analysis of "Ulysses," Episodes XII-XV, mss
13. English 222: Lecture notes on Stuart Gilbert's analysis of "Ulysses," Episodes XVI-XVIII, mss., and typs.
14. English 222: Lecture notes on "Finnegan's Wake," mss., and typs.
15. English 222: Lecture notes on "Finnegan's Wake," mss., and typs.
Box 28
Modern Prose 222
Folder
1. English 222: Lecture notes on Kafka, mss., and typs
2. English 222: Lecture notes on Kafka, mss.
3. English 222: Lecture notes on "The Castle," mss., and typs.
4. English 222: Lecture notes on "The Trial," mss.
5. English 222: Lecture notes on literary criticism, mss.
6. English 222: Lecture notes on literary criticism, mss.
7. English 222: Lecture notes on psychoanalysis and literature, mss.
8. English 222: Lecture notes on psychoanalysis and literature, mss.
9. English 222: Lecture notes on psychoanalysis and literature in "The Turn of the Screw," mss
10. English 222: Lecture notes on Richard Chase's "Quest for Myth" (1949), mss.
11. English 222: Lecture notes on literature and science, mss.
12. English 222: Lecture notes on Ignazio Silone's "Bread and Wine," mss.
13. English 222: Lecture notes on the short story, mss.
14. English 222: Lecture notes on utopia in literature, mss.
15. English 222: Lecture notes on Virginia Woolf, mss.
16. English 222: Lecture notes, mss.
17. English 222: Lecture notes, mss.
Box 29
Modern Prose 222
Folder
1. English 222: Lecture notes, mss.
2. English 222: Lecture notes, mss.
3. English 222: Lecture notes, mss
4. English 222: Lecture notes, mss.
5. English 222: Lecture notes, mss.
6. English 222: Assignments with miscellaneous notes, mss.
7. English 222: Exams with miscellaneous notes, mss.
8. English 222: Students' exams
9. English 222: Students' evaluations
10. English 222: Students' papers
Box 30
English Honors Seminar; Poetry Workshop
Folder
1. Honors Seminar: Syllabi and assignments, mss., and typs.
2. Honors Seminar: Lecture notes on Dylan Thomas, mss.
3. Honors Seminar: Lecture notes and assignments, mss.
4. Honors Seminar: Lecture notes, mss.
5. Honors Seminar: Lecture notes, mss., and typs.
6. Honors Seminar: Exams
7. Honors Seminar: Student papers, A-D
8. Honors Seminar: Student papers, E-G
9. Honors Seminar: Student papers, M-P
10. Honors Seminar: Student papers, Q-R
11. Honors Seminar: Student papers, S-Z 1
12. Student papers for unidentified courses
13. Poetry Workshop: Course descriptions, class lists, poems by students
Box 31
Lectures and Lecture Notes by Subject A-F
Folder
1. Lecture notes: Aristotle, mss.
2. Lecture notes: Art, mss.
3. Lecture notes: Auden, mss.
4. Lecture notes: The Bible, mss., and typs.
5. Lecture notes: The Bible, mss., and typs.
6. Lecture notes: Butler, mss.
7. Lecture notes: "Candide," mss.
8. Lecture notes: Carlyle and Arnold, mss.
9. Lecture notes: Cavalier poetry, mss., and typs.
10. Lecture notes: e.e. cummings, mss., and typs.
11. Lecture notes: Creative writing, mss., and typs.
12. Lecture notes: Dante, mss.
13. Lecture notes: Dante, mss., and typs.
14. Lecture: "The Distinctions of A. Miller," typs. with mss. rev.
15. Lecture notes: Don Quixote, mss.
16. Lecture notes: Dostoevsky and "Crime and Punishment," mss., and typs
17. Lecture notes: T. S. Eliot, mss., and typs.
18. Lecture: "Emerson's Essays," typs. with mss. rev.
19. Lecture notes: Faulkner, mss.
Box 32
Lectures and Lecture Notes by Subject G-P
Folder
1. Lecture notes: "Gulliver's Travels," mss.
2. Lecture notes: "Hamlet," mss.
3. Lecture notes: "The Illiad," and "The Odyssey," mss.
4. Lecture notes: Intellectuals, mss.
5. Lecture and notes: James Wright, mss.
6. Lecture notes: Joan of Arc, mss.
7. Lecture: Franz Kafka, mss.
8. Lecture notes: "Moby Dick," mss.
9. Lecture notes: Modern poetry, typs.
10. Lecture notes: Montaigne, mss.
11. Lecture notes: "Oedipus," mss
12. Lecture notes: "Othello," mss.
13. Lecture notes: "Paradise Lost," mss.
14. Lecture notes: Physics and philosophy, typs. with mss.rev.
15. Lecture notes: Plato, mss
16. Lecture notes: Portrait of artist, mss.
Box 33
Lectures and Lecture Notes by Subject Q-Z
Folder
1. Lecture notes: Reason and Argument, mss.
2. Lecture notes: "Religion in Poetry," mss., and typs. with mss. rev.
3. Lecture notes: Shakespeare, mss., and typs.
4. Lecture notes: Shaw, mss.
5. Lecture notes: Socrates and Plato, mss., and typs.
6. Lecture notes: Socrates and Plato, mss.
7. Lecture: "Two Poets" [Schwartz and Shapiro], typs. with mss. rev.
8. Lecture notes: Tyndall, mss.
9. Lecture notes: "Wuthering Heights," mss.
10. Lecture notes: Yeats, mss.
11. Lecture notes: Yiddish language, typs. with mss. rev.
12. Lecture notes: Miscellaneous subjects in poetry and literature, mss.
13. Lecture notes: Miscellaneous subjects in poetry and literature, mss.
14. Lecture notes: Miscellaneous subjects, mss.
15. Lecture notes: Miscellaneous subjects, mss. and typs.
16. Lecture notes: Miscellaneous subjects, mss. and typs.
17. Lecture notes: Miscellaneous newspaper and magazine articles on poetry and literature
Recitals, Lectures, and Academic Materials
Box 34
Poetry Recitals and Public Lectures
Folder Poetry Recitals
Folder
1. Coffee Hour Poetry Recitals, University of Rochester: Poems and newspaper clippings, mss., and typs., 1950-1961
2. Dandelion Day Poetry Readings, University of Rochester:Poems and announcements, mss., and typs., 1958-1961
3. Rochester World Poetry Day: Announcements and lists of participants and poetry, typs., Oct. 16, 1961
4. Various poetry readings: Poems and newspaper clippings, mss., and typs., 1952-1960
5. Notes for the presentation of poetry at recitals, mss., and typs.
6. Lists of poems for unidentified recitals, mss., and typs.
7. Poetry reading handouts, typs.
Folder Public Lectures
Folder
8. Graduation address [institution unidentified], typs. with mss. sections and rev., 13 pp.,
9. "Lecture to the State Teachers' Association," typs. with mss. rev., 8 pp., 1960
10. Poetry as expression, with notes on presentation [occasion unidentified], typs. with mss. sections and rev., 16 pp., [1950s]
11. "Poetry and Myth" [occasion unidentified], typs. with mss. sections and rev., 11 pp., [1950s]
12. "The Problems of the Poet and Poetry in Our Time" [occasion unidentified], typs. with mss. rev., 44 pp., [1950s]
13. "The Protean Universe" [occasion unidentified] typs. with mss. rev., 17 pp., [1958-1959?]
14. About Shalom Aleichem [occasion unidentified], mss., 4 pp., and typs. with mss. rev., 13 pp., n.d.
15. Teaching of modern literature in the curriculum [occasion unidentified], typs. with mss. rev., 8 pp., n.d.
16. Welcome speech to English Department Short Story Conference, typs. with mss. sections and rev., 6 pp., n.d.
17. "Why I Write Poetry and How," typs. with mss. rev., 18 pp., given before the English Department, with colleague, W. D. Snodgrass, April 1958
18. Lecture fragments, typs., 2 pp., n.d.
19. Newspaper clippings on lectures given by Hyam Plutzik, 12 articles, 1955-1959
Box 35
Miscellaneous Academic Materials A-J
Folder
1. Academic Organizations: Flyers and announcements
2. Citizens School Committee of Rochester Central School District No. 1: Minutes from meetings, and mss. notes by Plutzik, 1957-1958
3. College of Arts and Sciences: Faculty lists and minutes of meetings, 1960-1961
4. Conference announcements, local and national, 1952-1960
5. "Confidential Report for Clarion State Teachers College ...," 1959
6. Eastman Dental School poetry course lists and notes, 1960-1962
7. English Department curriculum committee report, n.d.
8. English Department graduate program: Reading lists and exam schedules, 1951 and 1961
9. English Department literary awards' material, 1959-1961
10. English Department publicity: newspaper clippings, 1960, and undated
11. English Department requests for leaves and misc. matters, 1957-1961
12. Journals: Advertisements for subscriptions and complementary issues, 1945-1960
Box 36
Miscellaneous Academic Materials K-Z
Folder
1. Letter on Rush-Henrietta School System: Notes and drafts, 1957
2. Letters of recommendation for students, mss. and typs., n.d.
3. Notes for a "poetry and meaning" course, n.d.
4. Notes for unidentified English Department conference, n.d.
5. Notes on developing classes for gifted high school students, n.d.
6. Papers, poetry, and offprints of articles by others, 1946-1960
7. Philosophy bibliography, compiled by Plutzik, mss., n.d.
8. The Prologue: Editiorial board selections, and one copy of journal, Spring, 1954
9. Teaching: Class lists and schedules from registrar; misc. notes, 1959-1961, and undated
10. Textbook selection: Advertisements and notes by Plutzik, 1950-1961
11. University announcements of events, 1949-1960, and undated
12. University School: Course descriptions, [1952-1958], and undated
13. Wesleyan Poetry Program: Preview, 1959?
14. Writing contests and fellowships: Announcements and applications, 1949-1960
Box 37
Post-1962 materials about Plutzik's Life and Work.
Folders 1-4
Hyam Plutzik Exhibit, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester, December 5 1982 - June 5, 1983:
1. Exhibit catalog: Draft, galley proofs, published catalog
2. Photographs of exhibition, by Jarold Ramsey (10 x 8)
3. Photographs of exhibition opening, by Jarold Ramsey (5 x 7)
4. Print index and negatives to photographs of the exhibition opening
Folders 5-6
"Partners of Hope. Honoring Bravery and Humanitarianism: Stories of Rescue during the Holocaust," Carnegie Hall, February 5, 2007:
5. Playbill programs, Carnegie Hall, 5 February 2007, 2 copies. [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].
6. Press 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," n.d. 2 pgs.
Folder 7
Hyam Plutzik: American Poet, film by Ku-Ling Siegel and Christine Choy:
Invitation announcement, film screening, Dryden Theatre, May 14, 2007
"Hyam Plutzik: American Poet," 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, May 14, 2007. 2 copies.
Folder 8
Additional film screenings, April 2007-October 2008:
"Hyam Plutzik: American Poet," program for screening at Washington DCJCC film festival, April 30, 2007. 2 copies.
"Jewish film fest has wide-ranging appeal," Jack Garner, newspaper clipping, Democrat and Chronicle, 6 July 2007, pg C1 and C6.
Garner "especially recommends" five festival films, including Hyam Plutzik: American Poet
"Worth Seeing," Democrat and Chronicle. n.d. Brief side bar note mentioning appearance of the Plutzik film in upcoming Jewish Film Festival.
Rochester Jewish Film Festival July 15, 2007 program, 8 pp.
Includes brief description of Hyam Plutzik: American Poet, screened Sunday, July 8, 2007 at 1:30, Little Theatre.
"Voices", one-page handout on heavy paper describing Rochester's professional chamber choir, Voices, singing Plutzik's "Sprig of Lilac" on stage at Little Theatre July 8, 2007 preceding the screening of the Plutzik film.
"Hyam Plutzik: American Poet," 21-page printed program including essays: "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, July 8, 2007.
"E. Ethelbert Miller: Remarks made at the Rochester Jewish Film Festival, The Little Theatre, Rochester, New York. July 8, 2007," TS, 3 pages.
Miller presented this paper as part of a panel discussion with literary researcher Edward Moran following the Plutzik film screening.
Hyam Plutzik: American Poet. 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.
"Hyam Plutzik: American Poet," 21-page printed program including essays: "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, July 14, 2007.
"Hyam Plutzik: American Poet," (with Hebrew translations) program for screening at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, The Jerusalem Cinematheque, Jerusalem, Israel, December 5, 2007.
"Hyam Plutzik: American Poet," program for screening at the Larchmont (NY) Public Library, March 9, 2008.
Friends of the Larchmont (NY) Library screening, DVD, 9 March 2008
Zebra Poetry Film Festival introduction, Berlin, Germany, DVD, 11 October 2008
Hyam Plutzik Panel Discussion at Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, DVD, 11 October 2008
Folder 9
Critical Responses to Plutzik's Work
Moran, Edward. "T.S. Eliot and Hyam Plutzik: 'Hypocrite Lecteur, Mon Semblable, Mon Frere.'" T.S. Eliot Conference, St. Louis, September 2009. TS. 9 pp.
Hyam Plutzik Symposium, JAHLIT conference, Salt Lake City UT, DVD, September 11, 2009
Moran, Edward. "Nothing Can Be Done, But Something Can Be Said." About.com Poetry. 2012. Online Printout. 1 p.
Moran, Edward. Email correspondence with Tanya Plutzik revealing "Requiem to Edward Carrigh" refers to Plutzik's colleague John Wagenblass. Attached is 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.13 January 2012.
Folder 10
Articles
McGarvey, Kathleen . "After Words: Plutzik Library: Poetic Papers." Photograph by Adam Fenster. Rochester Review, vol. 72, no. 4, p 48. March-April 2010. PC. 1 p.
Box 37a
Footage from Hyam Plutzik: American Poet
Includes
Video log describing in detail the content of all 54 tapes, including time cues. TS. 17 pp.
Original master tapes for the film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet. 54 mini-cassettes, each one hour in length.
DVDs with the following content from the above-mentioned tapes:
Hayden Carruth raw footage
Donald Hall raw footage
Galway Kinnell raw footage
Stanley Kunitz: The Last Interview (7 January 2005)
Grace Schulman raw footage
Box 38
Memorabilia
Fishing reel owned by Plutzik
Pipe owned by Plutzik
Cassette recording of Plutzik reading his poems
Box 39
Posters, Recordings, etc.
Photograph of Plutzik's parents, August 21, 1946, inscribed by parents in Hebrew
Broadside, "On Hearing That My Poems Were Being Studied In a Distant Place," produced by Salt-Works Press of Vineyards Haven, Massachusetts, December 5, 1982, for Plutzik Exhibition, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester Library
Items related to "Hyam Plutzik Day," May 11, 2002, including broadside of "A Sprig of Lilac," program, and exhibition labels
Broadside, "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.
Flyers announcing Plutzik Reading Series
Fall 2003: John Ashbery, Heather McHugh, Sally Keith, Lydia;
Spring 2004: Samuel R. Delany, Dean Young, Shelley Jackson, Fanny Howe;
Fall 2004: Rita Dove, Ben Marcus, Donald Revell.
Spring 2005: Daniel Donaghy, Alan Shapiro, Kathryn Davis, Linda Bierds, Louise Glück;
Fall 2005: Beverly Donofrio, Michael Palmer, Madison Smartt Bell, Joanna Scott, William Gass;
Spring 2006: Brian Evenson, Ilya Kaminsky, Bin Ramke, Dan Beachy-Quick, Matthea Harvey;
Fall 2006: Vijay Seshadri, Ralph Black, Dan Chiasson;
Spring 2007: Percival Everett, Susan Howe, Margaret Atwood, James Longenbach, Rosanna Warren.
Fall 2007: David Mason, David Leavitt, Tom Sleigh, Anthony Giardina.
Spring 2008: Claudia Ranke, John Koethe, David Turner, Bradford Morrow.
Fall 2008: Susan Stewart, Jonathan Frazen, Edward Hirsch.
Spring 2009: Mary Gaitskill, Frank Bidart, Anthony Doerr.
Fall 2009: Jennifer Grotz, James Logenbach, Stephen Schottenfeld, Joanna Scott, Tony Hoagland, ZZ Packer.
Spring 2010: Meghan O'Rourke, Steven Erickson, C. Dale Young.
Fall 2010: Ellen Bryan Voigt, Adam Zagajewski, James Logenbach, Kevin Brockmeier.
Framed color photographs of Attilio Salemme's paintings "The Oracle" (1950) and "Vintage of Uncertainties" (1949); with two online printouts about Salemme.
Musical 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
Box 40
Plutzik Poetry Broadsides
Additional copies of various titles.
Posters (map case, alcove eight)
13 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, n.d.
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.
2 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. 21 3/4 in by 10 in, one mounted on stiff board. 2011-2012.
Index Card Boxes (boxes are with the collection)
Two boxes of large index cards containing research notes for poetry and prose projects, and records of books borrowed from the Yale University library.
Records (records are with collection)
Selection from Horatio: "The Lark at Heaven's Gate," read by Plutzik, one record, n.d
Music 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, n.d.
Selections from "Apples from Shinar," read by Plutzik, one record, n.d.
Selections from "Aspects of Proteus," read by Plutzik, one record, n.d.
Selections from "Horatio," read by Plutzik, one record, n.d.
Ten poems from "Aspects of Proteus," and "Apples from Shinar," read by Plutzik, one record, n.d.


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