Ignatow Graubart Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Ignatow-Graubart Papers
Creator: Ignatow, David, 1914-1997
Call Number: D.324
Dates: 1966-1995
Physical Description: 7 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Biographical/Historical Note
David Ignatow, American poet and man of letters, was born February 7, 1914 in Brooklyn, NY. He was the only son of East European-Jewish immigrants Max and Yetta (Reinbach) Ignatow. He completed Brooklyn's New Utrecht High School, but the onset of the Depression forced him to leave Brooklyn College after half a semester. Beginning in 1932 and over subsequent years, Ignatow worked in various clerical and sales positions, including jobs leading finally to manager of his father's commercial pamphlet bookbindery (1948-61). Between 1934 and 1939 he served as reporter on the WPA newspaper project and also as a researcher in the literature of cooperative movements. In 1937 Ignatow married the artist and writer Rose Graubart, and adopted Graubart's son David, who was born to a previous marriage. A daughter, Yaedi, was born in 1956.

For years Ignatow struggled to support himself and his family while attending to his development as a writer. He was able to publish many works and become active in the literary scene. In 1933, his short story, "I Can't Stop It" appeared in The New York Talent and was placed on the Honor List in the 1933 Best American Short Stories. His Poems (Decker) was printed in 1948; in 1955 his collection The Gentle Weight Lifter (New York: Morris Gallery) appeared; and in 1961 he published his Say Pardon (Wesleyan University Press). Over the years, Ignatow edited several important periodicals, among them The American Scene (contributing editor, 1937), The Beloit Poetry Journal (co-editor, 1950-59), The Nation (poetry editor, 1963), Chelsea (consulting editor, 1969-71), and The American Poetry Review (editor-at-large, 1972-76). Beginning in 1962 with his appointment as instructor at The New School for Social Research, Ignatow accepted a variety of subsequent academic appointments including those at Columbia and Vassar. Ignatow was tenured at York College at CUNY from 1967 until he retired in his seventies. Over the summers he offered a variety of seminars and gave readings at many institutions, including the University of Kentucky, the University of Kansas, and NYU. Subsequently, many private instruction sessions and mail exchanges arose from those sessions.

In a career that spanned more than fifty years, Ignatow authored eighteen books of poetry and three books of prose, including New and Collected Poems, 1970-1985 and Living Is What I Wanted; Last Poems (1999). He was honored with awards, including a Bollingen Prize, two Guggenheim fellowships, the John Steinbeck Award, a National Institute of Arts and Letters award "for a lifetime of creative effort," the Frost Medal and the William Carlos Williams Award. He served as president of the Poetry Society of America from 1980-1984. In 1987, he was Poet-in-Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association. His wife Rose edited nearly all of Ignatow's works, with the exception of his last two books, which were edited by close friend Virginia Terris and daughter Yaedi, respectively.

David Ignatow died on November 17, 1997, at his home in East Hampton, NY.

Rose Graubart, wife of David Ignatow, was an artist, poet, and author. She studied art at Cooper Union and at the Art Students League, both of New York City. She attended Philip Evergood's Artist Equity class and further worked with Jack Levine. She also worked with the well-known Yasuo Kuniyoshi. Her art is autobiographical in nature and includes landscapes, portraits, period pieces of high and popular art, folk, and outsider art. Her paintings and drawings were exhibited in such museums as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Florida Museum, the West Virginia Museum, the Baltimore Museum's "Seaport Show," and New York's Jewish Museum in addition to one-person shows in New York's Tribune Art Gallery, Carlebach Gallery, Morris Gallery, and the Panoras Gallery. Upon moving out to East Hampton in the late 60s, she was in group exhibits in both Guild Hall in East Hampton and The Parish Art Museum in Southampton, Long Island. For her artwork, she won a First Prize at the Westchester Outdoor Art Exhibit and the Iona College Award for Still Life in 1965. A large portion of her work is now part of the Altman Family Collection. She also published five books: Drawings 1952-1965 (1965), Portraits of Poets (1970), Down the American River and Other Stories (1979), (Surplus Love and Other Stories (1985), and Portraits III (1988). In addition, she illustrated the work of several authors, including Philip Schultz's My Guardian Angel Stein (1986) and Sonia Raiziss' Bucks County Blues (1977). Among the books she illustrated for her husband are Sunlight: A Sequence for My Daughter (1979), and Whisper to the Earth: New Poems (1981). Aside from these accomplishments, Graubart taught workshop puppetry for children and an invisible ink technique called "Magic Painting" in Lexington, Kentucky; Lawrence, Kansas; and in East Hampton, NY. In the 1970s, she designed a painting studio that was built onto the Ignatow home. Graubart was also a writer, and wrote several unpublished short stories and novels throughout her life. In addition, she was the principal editor of David's work until about 1989, always searching for a "gut level feeling of the impact, resonance, and memorability" of each poem, according to daughter Yaedi, and she almost always won over his opinion. Being involved in so many projects and knowing so many people, she was referred to once as the "Gertrude Stein of the Hamptons," although Yaedi maintains that Graubart's personality was less commanding.

Graubart married Ignatow in 1937. They had two children: David, born to a previous marriage, and Yaedi, born in 1956. Rose died in 1995.

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Ignatow, David, 1914-1997
Ignatow, Rose Graubart
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Citation
[Item title, item date], Ignatow-Graubart Papers, D.324, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterArrangement
Key:

DI – David Ignatow

RG – Rose Graubart

EH – Edwin Honig

DJ – David Ignatow, Jr.

YI – Yaedi Ignatow

TS – typescript

MS – manuscript

PC – photocopied

App. – approximately

n.d. – no date


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Content List
Box 1: David Ignatow Manuscripts (published and unpublished)
Folder 1. "Areaways: A Comedy in Three Acts," (play) by DI(?), note: "Written about 1938-1940." TS, 106 pp.
Folder 2. "Aunt Nicky," (play) by DI and RG. n.d. ("copyright pending 1970"). PC of TS, 52 pp. With rejection letter from Jason Fogelson of the New York Shakespeare Festival with MS note from Bob Montgomery. 1 pp.
Folder 3. "Brooklyn, Goodby(sic)," by DI. n.d. PC of TS, 162 pp.
Folder 4. Untitled novel by DI or RG. First page quote "'Cast thy bread upon the waters, For thou shalt find it after many days.'--Ecclesiastes." Main character Ruth. n.d. TS, 182 pp.
Folder "Original Version: Halloway: A Comedy in Four Scenes," (play) by DI, n.d. PC of TS, 63 pp.
Folder 6. "Northstar," by DI, 6/1940. PC of TS, 60 pp.
Folder 7. "The Outsider," by DI. n.d. TS, 187 pp.
Folder 8. "Toby," (play) by DI, n.d. ("copyright pending 1970"). TS, 60 pp. Note signed by DI attached which explains the theme. TS, 1 pp.
Box 2: Notebooks, manuscripts and photographs of David Ignatow (published and unpublished)
Folder 1. Three photographs.
Black and white of DI c. 1940-1941. Description by DI written on reverse. Color c. 1995 of Robert Bly and DI embracing at a book-signing. Black and white n.d. of Gary Snyder. Photography credit Jim Hatch.
Folder 2. Poems by DI
"Dear Robert"" n.d. TS, 2 pp. First line "A beautiful sigh from my wife." n.d. TS, 1 pp. "For Yaedi." 197-. TS, 1 pp. "Midnight." 196-. TS, 1 pp. First line "Two robins are building a nest in the fir tree in my." 197-. TS, 1 pp. First line "I must make my own sun." 195-. TS, 1 pp. "Instructions." 197-. TS, 1 pp. "Out." n.d. TS, 1 pp. Torn out notebook paper with poems regarding RG's death. n.d. MS, 7 pp.
Folder 3. Small spiral notebook. Tan cover. c. 1995. Contains notes and short poems. MS, 52 pp.
Folder 4. Large, spiral notebook. Red cover. 1990's. Contains poems and notes. Some poems later published in Living is What I Wanted . Includes "Dear Robert," about Robert Bly. MS, app. 120 pp.
Folder 5. Torn out notebook paper now in white 3-ring binder. Contains poems and a stream of internal dialogue regarding DI's feelings and thoughts about Virginia Terris, his close friend, and Rose, his wife. MS, app. 62 pp.
Folder 6. PC of spiral notebook. n.d. PC of TS, 21 pp.
Box 3: Correspondence: From David Ignatow
Folder 1. From DI to various, 1994-1995. TS, 2 pp.
Marcia Amsterdam Agency (1) To Whom it May Concern regarding "A Feeling for Clothes" after RG's death (1)
Folder 2. To DI from various, A-G. 1966-1995. MS and TS, app. 40 pp.
Bell, Marvin (1) Berry, Wendell (1) Bloch, Chane (1) Bly, Robert (2 with attached poems) Braff, Phyllis (1) Brand, Millen (1) Breinig, Helmbrecht (2) Carmichael, David and Marge (1) Cedering, Siv (1) Clemente, Vince (1) Cuyler, Richard (1) Deming, Richard (2) Deutsch, Babette (1) Dugan, Alan (1) Eberhart, Richard (1) Edfelt, Johannes (1) Friedman, Dorothy (4).
Folder 3. To DI from Boxer, Fae [DI's younger sister] (3). 1994-1995. MS, 11 pp. Attached photograph of DI's elementary school class from when he was 10.
Folder 4. To DI from Crow, Mary (9). 1994-1995. MS, 11 pp.
Folder 5. To DI from various, H-N. 1961-1997. MS and TS, app. 61 pp.
Hall, Donald (2) Homer, Lawrence (1) Hopkins, Jeannette (3) Ignatow, Tillie (sister) (1) Inez, Colette (2 with attached poem) Jiping, Dong (1) Kempker, Ruth Moore (1) Kessler, Milton (5) Kordun (in Russian) (1) Krapf, Norbert (2) Kunitz, Stanley (1) Lazer, Hank (4 with attached poems) Mariani, Paul (1) Martz, Louis (2) Mazzaro, Jerry (2 with attached photographs) McIntosh, Sandy (1) McKee, Louis (1) Mooney, Steve (1).
Folder 6. To DI from Hindus, Milton. Includes articles:
"Frost reconsidered: first of all, a poet," by Milton Hindus. The Boston Globe 10/21/1984. PC of TS, 2 pp. "Fears and Faith," by Milton Hindus. n.d. TS, 8 pp. "Starting from my Europe," The Witness of Poetry by Czeslaw Milosz. PC of TS, 4 pp.
Folder 7. To DI from Mills, Ralph (5). 1994-1995. MS, 8 pp.
Folder 8. To DI from various, O-Z. 1971-1995. MS and TS, app 50 pp.
Pearson, Norman Holmes (1) Poulin, Dave (1) Rundus, R.J. (1) Schultz, Philip (2) Shapiro, Harvey (1) Simpson, Louis and Miriam (1) Sjoberg, Leif (2) Skowronek, Andreas (5) Stocking, Marion (1) Indrek, Tart (2) Terris, Virginia (3) Wright, Annie (1) Young, Jeffrey (1);
Folder 9. To DI from Pacernick, Gary (6). 1994-1996. MS and TS, app 20 pp. Includes poems.
Folder 10. The Rockefeller Foundation
DI to Freund, Gerald. 6/21/1968. TS, 1 pp. DI to Langdon, George. 7/6/1968. 2 drafts. TS, 2 pp. DI to Mercer, Caroline. 6/21/1968. Plus one draft. TS, 2 pp. DI to Simpson, Alan. 6/21/1968. Plus one draft. TS, 2 pp. Freund, Gerald to DI.4/15/1968. TS, 2 pp. (2 copies) Freund, Gerald to DI. 4/23/1968. TS, 1 pp. Freund, Gerald to DI. 5/18/1968. TS, 1 pp. Freund, Gerald to DI. 7/2/1968. TS, 1 pp. Freund, Gerald to DI. 11/1/1968. TS, 2 pp. Freund, Gerald to DI. 1/21/1969. TS, 2 pp. Detailed Budget for Sept. 1968-Sept. 1969, TS, 1pp.
Folder 11. To DI from Schulman, Grace (7). 1994-1996. MS and TS, 9 pp. Includes pictures.
Folder 12. To DI from Swenson, Karen (10). 1994-1996. MS and TS, 16 pp. Includes poems.
Folder 13. To DI from no last name
Naomi (1) Bill (last name illegible) (1)
Folder 14. To DI from various (3). 1958-1995. TS, 3 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Box 4: Notebooks of Rose Graubart (unpublished)
Folder 1. Small spiral notebook. Brown cover. 1943-app.1951. Contains thoughts and stream of consciousness. MS, 112 pp.
Folder 2. Small spiral notebook. Red cover. Contains references to events in town, Edwin Honig, and Boydan Boychuk, and thoughts and stream of consciousness. MS, 25pp.
Folder 3. Composition notebook. Red marble cover. 1971-n.d. Contains references to Eva (Hindus?), steam of consciousness, prose poems, draft of letter to Stephen Mooney (poet and friend). 39pp.
Folder 4. Legal notebook. White pages. App. late 1980s-early 1990s. Draft of unpublished novel, perhaps autobiographical. Characters: David Wilson, Rose Wilson, and two children, Daisy and Philip. "Rose" may not be an autobiographical character. MS, 32pp.
Folder 5. Legal notebook. Yellow pages. App. late 1980s-early 1990s. Continuation of unpublished novel in 4:4. MS, 14pp.
Folder 6. Legal notebook. Brown cover. Yellow pages. Contains notes on and draft pages of unknown novel, as well as other loose pages that may or may not be part of the same novel. MS, 13pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 7. Composition notebook. Tan cover. 1968. Contains thoughts and stream of consciousness. MS, 13pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 8. Small spiral notebook. Blue cover. Contains thoughts and stream of consciousness as well as a poem not by Rose. MS, 23pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 9. Small spiral notebook. Red cover. Contains quotes, notes, addresses, phone numbers, and stream of consciousness. MS, 12pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 10. Small spiral notebook. Green cover. Contains pages of fiction, references to occurrences in Rose's life, and stream of consciousness. MS, 11pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 11. Small spiral notebook. Red cover. Contains various notes, phone numbers stream of consciousness and references to occurrences in Rose's life. MS, 10pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 12. Small spiral notebook. Tan cover. 1972. Contains diary-like entries, various notes, and draft of a letter to "Joe." MS, 39pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 13. Three small spiral notebooks. Two have no cover, third has brown cover. Drawings on the back of one notebook. 1938, 1943, and 1952. All contain stream of consciousness and references to occurrences in Rose's life. MS, 38pp. total.
Folder 14. Two composition notebooks. One has red-brown cover and one has red and blue cover with Rose's doodles over an image of a woman coming out of a school. 1943 and 1951. Both contain diary-like entries, stream of consciousness, and quotes. MS, 88pp. total.
Folder 15. Composition notebook. Black and white cover. 1951. Contains a list of literary journals, stream of consciousness, and diary-like entries. MS, 52pp.
Box 5: Correspondence: To Rose Graubart Ignatow and Yaedi Ignatow
Folder 1. DI to RG (7). 1966-1978. TS and MS, 9 pp.
Folder 2. RG to DI (2). 1966. TS and MS, 11 pp.
Folder 3. To RG from various- last name A through M. 1947-1994 TS and MS, app. 80 pp.
Aldridge, John W. (2) Andresen, Mary (1) Axelrod, David (1) Barkan, Stanley H. (2) Blasing, Randy (1) Boychuk, Bohdan (1) Bueno, Emily (1) Carmack, Sam A. (1) Chang, Diana (1) Chester, Laura (1) Cohen, Robert (1) Cuddihy, Rita (1) Epsteu, Jon (1) Ernst, Jimmy (1) Ferren, Rae (1) Fleck-Paladino, Barbara (1) Fowler, John (1) Fox, Connie (2) Fox, Peggy (3) Galassi, Jonathan (3) Geltman, Rae (1) Giop, Sonia (6) Glauber, Robert H. (1) Gold, Betty (1) Graubart, David (1) Harnack, Curtis (1) Harris, Mertle (1) Heyen, Bill (1) Hindus, Eva (1) Johnson, Helen Armstead (1) Jong, Erica (1) Kessler, Milton (2) Klement, Vera (1) - Born 1929, Gdansk, Poland. Chicago artist and Professor Emerita, University of Chicago, 1969-1995. Kolman, Pamela (1) Labrie, C.M. (1) Lacey, Tom (1) Leiter, B. (1) Lish, Gordon (3) Liss, Joseph Loomis, Manette (1) Mazzaro, Jerome (1) McCullough, Fran (1) Meredith, Scott (1) Mills, Ralph J. (1) Mooney, Steve (4) Myrick, Gertrude (1)
Folder 4. To RG from various- last name P through Z. 1946-1995. TS and MS, app. 70 pp.
Patterson, Raymond (2) Pearson, Norman Holmes (3) Petrosky, Tony (1) Pickett, Irwin (1) Poulin, A. (1) R., J. (1) Ray, David and Judy (2) Ridland, John (1) Roskolenko, Harry (2) Schapiro, H. (1) Schulman, Grace (1) Shapiro, Harry (1) Shoenfeld, Oscar (1) Sohar, Paul (1) Solotaroff, Ted (1) Stockton, Jean (1) Tucker, Martin (3) Urban, Mary Jane (1) Volk, Gregory (1) Wagner, Robert F. (1) Weisenthal, Morris (1) Weiss, T. and Renee (1) Weiss, Walter (1) Whipple, Enez (1) Whyatt, Frances (1) Williams, Florence (6) Zolotow, Charlotte (2) No last name, Aaron (1) No last name, Betty (1) No last name, Dave (2) No last name, Hattie (1) No last name, J (1) No last name, Joyce (1) No last name, Miller (1) No last name, Norman (2) No last name, Perdita (1) No last name, Phil (2) No last name, Sheila (1) No last name, Siv (1) No last name, Tony (1) No last name, first name illegible (3) No name (2) Various correspondents (2) List of correspondences
Folder 5. To RG from Rosenblatt, Joe (11). 1972-1995. MS and TS, 13 pp.
Folder Includes poems: first line "I am an affectionate man" and first line "The pots bang in the kitchen" dated 194-.
Folder 6. To YI from DI (49). 1968-1995. MS and TS, app. 50 pp.
Folder 7. To YI from various. 1982-1991. MS and TS, 10 pp.
Bly, Robert (5) Giop, Sonia (1) Mills, Ralph (2) Rosten, Norman (1) Roth, Arthur (1)
Folder 8. To YI and RG from Wright, Annie (9). 1983-1985. TS and MS, 9 pp.
Folder 9. To DI and RG from DJ(51). 1971-1994. TS and MS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 10. To RG from Powers, Marcella (1). 1947. TS, 1 pp. Includes information about the Marcella Powers correspondence collection at St. Cloud State University.
Folder 11. To YI from Boss, Laura (1). 1986. TS, 1 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 12. To RG from Love, Nancy (2). 1991. TS, 2 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 13. To RG from Tillich, Hannah (3). 1983. TS and MS, 3 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 14. To various from Barnes, Sheila, involving RG (5). 1970. TS, 5 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 15. To RG from Gioseffi, Daniela (4). 1985-1991. TS and MS, 6 pp.
Folder 16. To RG from Hutchens, Anne M. (9). 1966-1967. TS, 9 pp.
Folder 17. To RG from Ehrlich, Daphne A. (2). 1967-1968. TS, 2 pp.
Box 6: Correspondence: Edwin and Jeremy Honig
Folder 1. EH to RG (108). 1966-1994. TS and MS, app 200 pp. Includes poems:
"The Old New War," n.d. "You Again," inscribed to RG, n.d. "Don't Be Afraid to Be Happier Than you Are," inscribed, "for Rose who knows" 11/27/1984 "Leftover Seed," 9/3/1986 "It Turns Out, Rose," 8/2/1986 "Responding," 8/16/10982 "Spontaneous Recall," (Two copies: MS(8/1983) and TS(8/11/1982)) "Responding," 8/16/1982 "Moles," "Progress," 7/15/1983 "The Wall and the Stream," 6/7/1993
Folder 2. RG to EH (3). 1982-1983. TS and MS, 3 pp.
Folder 3. Honig, Jeremy to RG (10). 1988-1992. MS, 12 pp. Includes wedding photo of Jeremy and Heather Honig.
Folder 4. EH to YI (8). 1981-1995. TS and MS, 15 pp. Includes several copies of "A Eulogy for Rose Graubart Ignatow: In the Funeral Parlor in Easthampton NY, May 15, 1995."
Folder 5. EH to DI (2). 1995-1997. TS and MS, 2 pp. With poem by EH, "Study For Rose," dated 4/4/1997.
Folder 6. Unknown to EH (1). 1983. TS, 2 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Box 7: Writings of others (published and unpublished) and Varia
Folder 1. Berg, Stephen. "Grief." n.d. Inscribed to DI, n.d. TS, app. 100 pp.
Folder 2. Gutstein, "Two Dwarfs in Canada," n.d. TS, 7 pp.
Folder 3. Honig, Edwin. Manuscripts and poems. Dated 1972 - 1985. TS, app. 120 pp.
"Heart Beats in Silent Mountain" "Monday Morning Phone Call to Old Mother Jane" "Puzzling Hornets in the Rain" "Sung in Woodside" "The Who-Am-I Lady of Shee" "Off the Wall" "Only the Living Know Brooklyn" "An Undiscovered Lorca" "Man With a Load" "A Silence of Voices"
Folder 4. Honig, Edwin. "China, China: What Was it Like?: Notes on a Trepid Tour Taken June 27 to July 21 1984," n.d. Inscribed to RG. TS, 30 pp.
Folder 5. Honig, Edwin, "A Clean Page." n.d. TS, app. 60 pp.
Folder 6. Ignatow, Yaedi. "Time in the World (for Jon Bergen)." n.d. Two TS drafts with MS corrections. 2 pp.
Folder 7. Ignatow, Yaedi. "Vacation" and "Night." n.d. Two TS drafts of each with MS corrections. 5 pp.
Folder 7a. Remembrance of Yaedi Ignatow
Last emails to the Rare Books Dept. by Yaedi Ignatow, who over about 10 years occasionally submitted, by purchase or gift, various Rose Graubart writings and art works, 2017-08-2017-09 DVD download: Ignatow, Yaedi, writer and director. "The Aria". Submitted for the 2017 Comedy Short Film Festival.
Link to view "The Aria": https://theaudienceawards.com/films/the-aria-156382?sh=15063028071vcw

Voyager online catalog record describing Yaedi's poetry collection, The Flaw; Poems (1983)
Folder 8. Krapf, Norbert.
"Finding the Grain: Pioneer German Journals and Letters from Dubois Country, Indiana." With MS post-it note from Krapf to DI, 1995. n.d. TS, 6 pp. "An Invitation to the Country: William Cullen Bryant in Roslyn." With note from Krapf to DI, 2/15/1996. n.d. PC of TS, 16 pp.
Folder 9. Lazer, Hank.
"Autobiography: Hank Lazer." n.d. Inscribed to DI, 2.11.1997. TS, 49 pp. "Critical Theory and Contemporary American Poetry," 1984. TS, 22 pp. DI from 'Mike' about the Lazer piece. 6/17/1984. MS, 1 pp. "218," 9/22/1995. Signed. TS, 1 pp. "Deathwatch for My Father: Charles Lazer September 29, 1926," February 16, 1996." n.d. TS, 34 pp.
Folder 10. Malanga, Gerard, "Gerard Malanga: 1943 - : Notes from a Non-Literary Life." n.d. Inscribed to DI, 5/5/1993. TS, 26 pp.
Folder 11. Marzan, Julio. "Mrs. Williams's William Carlos." 1981. TS, 14 pp.
Folder 12. Meixner, John A. "The Uses of Biography in Criticism." 11/1966. Inscribed to DI and RG, December, 1966. TS, 6 pp.
Folder 13. Miller, Walter James.
"In Memory of Chester Kallman (1921-1975)." n.d. Inscribed to DI, June 1982. TS, 3 pp. "In Memory of Louis Zukofsky." 5/14/1978. Inscribed to DI, June, 1982. TS, 3 pp.
Folder 14. Myers, Neil. "Decreation in Williams," "The Descent." Fall, 1972. Inscribed to DI. TS, 12 pp.
Folder 15. Pearce, Roy Harvey. "Yours Truly, Huck Finn." n.d. TS, 27 pp.
Folder 16. Rakosi, Carl. "Americana XXV: Longshoreman." 1979. Signed. TS, 2 pp.
Folder 17. Rannit, Aleksis. "Languages, Dialects and Their Inspiring Discord." 9/18/1969 Inscribed to DI, 1982. TS, 7 pp.
Folder 18. Seidman, Hugh. "To an Old Friend: For Rose Graubart Ignatow." TS, 1 p. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 19. Sjoberg, Leif.
Untitled piece. n.d. TS, 13 pp. Note to DI by Sjoberg attached, MS, 1 pp. "An Interview with David Ignatow," Summer 1987. TS, 21pp. Appeared in Contemporary Literature, Vol. 28, No.2. pp. 143-162.
Folder 20. Unknown Authors. Part of 2016 accrual.
"Rose." Inscribed to RG. 1986. PC, 1 p. Untitled poem. Includes a note to RG. TS, 2 p. "After the Burial." 10/13/1971. TS, 1 p.
Folder 21. Articles.
RG. "Some Questions Women Will Have to Answer." 9/19/1976. PC, 1 p. "More Than Fifty Poets Censure Leading Literary Publication as Racist and Sexist" 1/24/1977. TS, 4 pp. New York Times Book Review by Thomas Lask. Regarding The Notebooks of David Ignatow, Facing the Tree, and David Ignatow: Selected Poems by DI. 5/4/1975. PC of TS, 1 pp. Virginia Quarterly Review, "Notes on Current Books." Regarding Against the Evidence by DI. Summer 1994. PC of TS, 1 pp. Monaghan, Patricia. Regarding I Have a Name by DI. 9/1/1996. PC of TS, 1 pp. Braff, Phyllis. "Subtle Nuances Add Feelings of Intensity."About the art of RG. The New York Times. 11/19/1995. PC and newspaper cutout, 2 p. Smith, Dinitia. "David Ignatow Is Dead at 83; Poet Wrote of Ordinary Life." The New York Times. 11/19/1997. PC, 1 p. McIntosh, Sandy. "Fond Memories of a Poet-Mentor." The New York Times. 11/30/1997. PC, 1 p. Fasolino, Elizabeth. "The Art Scene." The East Hampton Star. 4/17/2008. PC, 1 p. RG. "Dreams and Disappointments." PC, 1 p. Part of 2016 accrual. Braff, Phyllis. "A Showcase for 'Living Legends' in Art." The New York Times. 7/2/1995. PC, 1 p. Part of 2016 accrual. RG and DI. "Connectivity: Poet and Painter." PC, 1 p. Part of 2016 accrual. RG. "In A Uniform- Part I." The East Hampton Star. 10/12/1995. Newspaper copy, 8 p. Part of 2016 accrual. Sansegundo, Sheridan. "At the Galleries." The East Hampton Star. 10/26/1995. Newspaper copy, 8 p. Part of 2016 accrual. "'Surplus Love' Turns Ordinary Events into Literature." First page missing, newspaper copy, 1 p. Part of 2016 accrual. "Ritratti di Poeti II- di Rose Graubart Ignatow." Trapani Nuova. 1987. Newspaper copy, 1 p. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 22. Advertisements for RG's events
"Rose Graubart Ignatow" painting exhibit at Panora Gallery, May 2-14, 1966. Postcard, glossy black and white. 2 copies, 2 pp. "Rose Graubart and Hugh Mesibov" painting exhibit at Morris Gallery, May 15-June 5, year unknown. Notecard. 1 p. Part of 2016 accrual. "New Artists' Gallery Preview" at the Julius Carlebach Gallery. June 24th-July 20th, year unknown. Notecard. 1 p. Part of 2016 accrual. "Paul Brach, Helen Hoie, and Rose Graubart Ignatow" exhibit at Guild Hall, October 28-December 3, 1995. Notecard and envelope. 2 p. Part of 2016 accrual. "Book Signing Reception for Rose Graubart Ignatow" at Books & Co. Flyer. 1 p. Part of 2016 accrual.
Box 8: Books and Awards
Books:
The Beloit Poetry Journal. Volume 14, number 1, Fall 1963. DI guest editor. Soft cover. Inscribed to YI by DI, 12/19/1963. Memorial chapbook for William Carlos Williams. Hobbs, Robert Carleton and Gail Levin. Abstract Expressionism: The Formative Years. Soft cover, 1978. Inscribed to RG by DI, 12/10/1978. Ignatow, David. Facing the Tree. First edition, hardcover, 1975. Inscribed to YI by DI, 1/17/1975. Ignatow, David. The One in the Many: A Poet's Memoirs. First edition, hardcover, 1988. Inscribed to RG by DI, 11/7/1988. Ignatow, David. Poems 1934-1969. First edition, hardcover, 1970. Inscribed to RG by DI, 2/26/1970. Part of 2016 accrual. Ignatow, David. Sunlight: A Sequence for My Daughter. First edition, hardcover, 1979. Signed by DI and RG. Part of 2016 accrual. Terris, Virginia R. Tracking. First edition, hard cover, 1976. Dedicated and inscribed to DI by Terris, n.d. Wright, James and Annie. The Summers of James and Annie Wright. First edition, soft cover, 1981. Inscribed to DI, RI, and YI by Annie Wright, 11/20/1981.
Awards:
The Josephine Miles Award – framed. Given in 1991 for "excellence in literature" by the PEN center in Oakland, CA. The Robert Frost Award medallion given by The Poetry Society of America. 1992. Declaration of "David Ignatow Day." Framed proclamation dated 2/18/1994. Mayor of East Hampton's declaration that Feb 20th is David Ignatow Day.
Box 9: Work by Rose Graubart and miscellaneous material
Folder 1. RG's Art Resume and High School Diploma. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 2. Portrait of David Ignatow drawn by RG. Pencil. 1977. 1 p. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 3. "Scorn No Man's Love (Or: Love is a Present)." 3 act drama by RG. 1949. TS, 120 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 4. "It Deals With People First Said the Insurance Man." Short story by RG. Drawing included. 3 drafts and additional copy of pages 7 and 8. TS, 30 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 5. "Life Is a Bagel" or alternate title "A Careless Man of the Twentieth Century." Short story by RG. 2 drafts, both unfinished. TS, 47 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 6. "Life Among the PH.D's." Short story by RG. TS and PC copies, 21 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 7. "In a Uniform." Short story by RG. TS, 11 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 8. "New Letters." Short story by RG. Drawing included. PC, 3 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 9. "That Alone." Short story by RG. Unfinished. TS, 4 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 10. "That's What Poor People Look Like." Short story by RG. TS, 8 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 11. "White Slippers." Short story by RG. TS, 1 p. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 12. "Retype." Short story by RG. Unfinished. TS, 10 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 13. "An Old Woman." Short story by RG. TS, 7 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 14. "Stray Thoughts, Facts, and Ideas." Short story by RG. Unfinished. Includes notes, drawing, and poem by John Ridland. TS, 10 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 15. "Dreams & Disappointments." Short story by RG. TS, 5 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 16. "Lazer." Short story by RG. Unfinished. TS, 6 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 17. "The Sample Maker's Lunch Hour." Short story by RG. TS, 5 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 18. "Love Is a Present." Short story by RG. TS, 24 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 19. "Most of the Year." Short story by RG. TS, 5 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 20. "The Pass." Short story by RG. TS, 6 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 21. "Two Are Like One." Short story by RG. Unfinished. TS, 8 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 22. "Derring's Clock." Short story by RG. TS, 4 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 23. "The Family Business." Short story by RG. TS, 17 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 24. "Dreams for Sale." Short story by RG. TS, 4 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 25. "Consolidated Doesn't Let You Down." Short story by RG. TS, 4 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 26. "In the Garden." Short story by RG. TS, 3 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 27. Various edited pages by RG that are not attached to their respective stories. TS, 42 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 28. Untitled stories by RG. 3 separate stories. TS, 44 pp. Part of 2016 accrual.
Folder 29. Winter 1949 edition of "Compass" that includes a poem by RG and two cassettes, recorded in 1987 and 1988, relating to her work.
Folder 30. Invitations to and programs for events including RG.
Folder 31. "Hurray!," "War Time, Women Knitting," and "Folksong." Poems by RG. TS, 3 pp.
Folder 32. Miscellaneous material including a letter from Yogi Dhun to Sonia Raiziss and Rose Graubart's divorce papers from her marriage to Leon Fried. Part of 2016 accrual.
Box 10: Art by Rose Graubart, Part 1
Works of art by Rose Graubart. Over 50 Mylar sleeves with small paintings and drawings inside. Paintings are mostly done in acrylic, and drawings are done in magic marker. Paper is of varying quality but all of it is in good condition. Paintings were completed from 1993-1996, except for some prints that are smaller versions of older works sold from 1930-1959. Works are abstract, many with human or animal subjects. Daughter Yaedi Ignatow responded that there are no connections between the paintings and Rose Graubart's fiction.

Box 11: Art by Rose Graubart, Part 2
Works of art by Rose Graubart. Over 50 Mylar sleeves with small paintings and drawings inside. Paintings are mostly done in acrylic, and drawings are done in magic marker. Paper is of varying quality but all of it is in good condition. Paintings were completed from 1993-1996, except for some prints that are smaller versions of older works sold from 1930-1959. Works are abstract, many with human or animal subjects. Daughter Yaedi Ignatow responded that there are no connections between the paintings and Rose Graubart's fiction.



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