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Edward Butscher Collection of papers on Sylvia Plath, 1918-1976 (Bulk: 1946-1976)
6 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Teacher and writer from New York. Includes Butscher's correspondence about Plath and typescripts of his biographies, copies of some of Plath's correspondence, writings, and family documents, critical essays about Plath, and photographs.

Terms of Access and Use:

The Edward Butscher Collection of papers on Sylvia Plath are the physical property of the Smith College Library Rare Book Room. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors of works or their legal representatives.

Photocopies in the papers may not be duplicated and permission to quote from them must be obtained from the owner of the original manuscript as well as the copyright holder.

Mortimer Rare Book Room
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Edward Butscher was born in Flushing, New York, on September 30, 1943 to Edward J. and Lena Cutillo Butscher. He was educated at Queens College of the City University of New York (B.A., 1963), Long Island University (M.A., 1971), and New York University (Ph.D.) In addition to teaching English at several public schools in New York, Butscher was a member of the faculty at the New School for Social Research (1974) and an instructor at C. W. Post Center of Long Island University (1977-78).

His writings include Sylvia Plath: Method and Madness (Seabury, 1976); Poems about Silence (Seabury, 1976); (editor) Sylvia Plath: The Woman and the Work (Dodd, 1977); Adelaid Crapsey (Twayne, 1979); (poems) Amagansett Cycle (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1979); Conrad Aiken: A Literary Biography (Dodd, 1980); (poems) Unfinished Sequence (Cross-Cultural Communications, c1981); Faces on the Barroom Floor (Contemporary Press, 1984); (editor) Paul Bowles Issue (Hofstra University Press, 1981); Conrad Aiken: Poet of White Horse Vale (University of Georgia Press, c1988); (poems) Eros Descending (Dusty Dog Chapbook, 1992); Peter Wild (Boise State University, c 1992).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Edward Butscher Collection of papers on Sylvia Plath contains Butscher's correspondence about Plath as well as copies of some of Plath's correspondence, writings, and family documents all of which were used by Butscher to write Sylvia Plath: Method and Madness (New York: Seabury Press, 1976). In addition to Butscher's research notes and drafts of his critical biography, the papers also contain critical essays about Plath, which Butscher collected and edited as Sylvia Plath: The Woman and the Work (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1977). The papers span the dates 1918-1976, but the bulk of the material covers the years 1946-1976. The papers were purchased from the House of Books, Ltd. in the late 1970s and presented to the Smith College Library Rare Book Room on July 2, 1992 by Ann Lee O'Connell Anderson, Class of 1955, and Mary Lee O'Connell Jamieson, Class of 1958, in honor of Helen Mary Lee O'Connell, Class of 1931.

Edward Butscher's correspondence is housed in Boxes 1-2, and consists of 221 letters (mostly addressed to Butscher) about Sylvia Plath and her family. Many letters refer to interviews with Butscher. Tapes of these interviews are not part of the papers. A few of Butscher's responses to Olwyn Hughes (the literary executor of the Sylvia Plath estate) are interfiled in Box 1, folder 30. John Press's memoir of Sylvia Plath is enclosed with his letters (Box 2, folder 61). A memoir of Assia Wevill is included with Edward Lucie-Smith's May 14, 1975 letter (Box 1, folder 44). Ted Hughes is also mentioned in Elizabeth Sigmund's correspondence (Box 2, folder 72). Information about Otto Plath's college degree may be found with Butscher's letters from Northwestern College (Box 2, folder 53). Mary Ellen Chase's letter of recommendation for Sylvia Plath to teach at Smith College is filed separately (Box 2, folder 88). A transcript of Aurelia Plath's July 23 1953 letter to Marcia Brown Stem describes Sylvia's health before her suicide attempt. A later letter to Elizabeth Sigmund discusses Mrs. Plath's grandchildren. All of the 54 letters in Sylvia Plath's correspondence are copies or transcripts; some concern her student days at Smith College, while a few deal with her later appointment to the English Department at Smith College. Both sides of her correspondence with John Lehmann about writing submissions to The London Magazine are contained in Box 2, folder 95. Scholars should write directly to the University of Texas at Austin to see copies of these letters.

The original typescript of Butscher's biography of Sylvia Plath is housed in Box 3. Galleys may be found in Box 4, along with the objections and corrections of Olwyn Hughes, Philip McCurdy, and Warren J. Plath. Only three essays for Sylvia Plath: The Woman and the Work are represented by typescripts in the papers. Of the 168 examples of Sylvia Plath's writing, only the essay "Snow Blitz" (Box 5, folder 136) is an original typescript and it was "supplied by Olwyn Hughes." Otherwise, Plath's thesis, poetry, essays, and short stories are printed versions or photocopies from the original manuscripts at the Lilly Library, Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and Smith College. In addition, there are some fragments of Letters Home and a copy of the radio script for "Three Woman. " The sixteen pieces about Sylvia Plath are copies of printed articles, except for a poem by Peter Davison, an article by Gordon Lameyer, and an excerpt from Marcia Brown Stern's diary.

Besides clippings, Other Papers (46 items) contains copies of Sylvia Plath's death certificate and obituaries, a few of her college notes, and copies of the Plath-Schober family documents, such as death certificates.

A group of fifteen photographs of Sylvia Plath, friends, and places she lived complete the papers. Many of these photographs were reproduced by Butscher in Sylvia Plath: Method and Madness.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The Edward Butscher Collection of papers on Sylvia Plath are the physical property of the Smith College Library Rare Book Room. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors of works or their legal representatives.

Photocopies in the papers may not be duplicated and permission to quote from them must be obtained from the owner of the original manuscript as well as the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Edward Butscher Collection of papers on Sylvia Plath, Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College.

History of the Collection

The papers were purchased from the House of Books, Ltd. in the late 1970s and presented to the Smith College Library Rare Book Room on July 2, 1992 by Ann Lee O'Connell Anderson, Class of 1955, and Mary Lee O'Connell Jamieson, Class of 1958, in honor of Helen Mary Lee O'Connell, Class of 1931.

Custodial history:

Plath's thesis, poetry, essays, and short stories are printed versions or photocopies from the original manuscripts at the Lilly Library, Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and Smith College.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Mortimer Rare Book Room
William Allan Neilson Library
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2906
Fax: (413) 585-2904

Email: mrbr@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/rarebook
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Series Descriptions
1951-76
1' (278 items)

Boxes 1-2 holds series 1, Correspondence, which is divided into the correspondence of Edward Butscher, Mary Ellen Chase, Aurelia Plath, and Sylvia Plath. Each subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and then chronologically.

1945-75
1' (217 items)

Boxes 3-6 hold series II, Writings, which is divided into the writings of Edward Butscher, Sylvia Plath, and writings About Sylvia Plath.

1918-74
.25' (46 items)

Box 6 holds series III, Other Papers, which is arranged alphabetically by type of material.

1949-62
.25' (15 items)

Box 6 holds series IV, Photographs.

Contents List
Series I. Correspondence,
1951-76


EDWARD BUTSCHER (221 items)



Abels, Cyrilly (6 items)
1973-74

Box 1:1
Anderson, Robert E., Jr. (2 items)
1973 Aug 10

Box 1:2
Bailey, Norman S. (3 items)
1972-73

Box 1:3
Baldwin, Francis E. (1 item)
1972 Nov 16

Box 1:4
Barnhouse, Ruth T. (I item)
1972 Nov 28

Box 1:5
Baskin, Leonard (I item)
1975 Feb 26

Box 1:6
Botsford, Marion



Note:
Bradbury, Malcolm (1 item)
1973 May 14

Box 1:7
British Broadcasting Corporation (2 items)
1969-73

Box 1:8
British Library (1 item)
1973 Oct 16

Box 1:9
Burton, Kay (4 items)
1972-74

Box 1:10
Cahill, Linda (I item)
1972 Oct 3

Box 1:11
Cambridge University (4 items)
1972-73

Box 1:12
Cohn, Marge (2 items)
1975 Apr-May

Box 1:13
Compton, David (1 item)
1975 May 1

Box 1:14
Craig, Anna C. (I item)
1972 Nov 14

Box 1:15
Crockett, Wilbury (6 items)
1969-73

Box 1:16
Davis, Robert G. (1 item)
1972 Dec 11

Box 1:17
Davison, Peter and Jane (5 items)
1973-74

Box 1:18
Duncan, Stewart (1 item)
1973 Mar 1

Box 1:19
Faber and Faber Ltd. (1 item)
1973 Apr 11

Box 1:20
Fainlight, Ruth (2 items)
1973-74

Box 1:21
Fulton, George P. (1 item)
1972 Nov 20

Box 1:22
Gibian, George (4 items)
1972-73

Box 1:23
Giesey, Mary L. (1 item)
1972 Nov 14

Box 1:24
Grossman, Allen (I item)
1969 Apr 6

Box 1:25
Harvard University (4 items)
1972-73

Box 1:26
Henry, Clement Moore (2 items)
1972-73

Box 1:27
Hirt, Howard (I item)
n. y. Feb 14

Box 1:28
Huggins, Gail E. (1 item)
1972 Oct 1

Box 1:29
Hughes, Olwyn (26 items)
1972-75

Box 1:30
Humphrey, Dorothy H. (1 item)
1973 Jan 4

Box 1:31
Indiana University (2 items)
1973 Nov-Dec

Box 1:32
Irish, Frank and Laura (4 items)
1972-73

Box 1:33
Kahrl, Stanley J. (2 items)
1974 May

Box 1:34
Kazin, Alfred (1 item)
1972 Oct 13

Box 1:35
Kopp, Jane (5 items)
1972-73

Box 1:36
Krook, Dorothea (4 items)
1972-74

Box 1:37
Kunitz, Stanley (1 item)
1973 Jun-Aug

Box 1:38
Lameyer, Gordon (4 items)
1973-74

Box 1:39
Lape, James T. (3 items)
1969-72

Box 1:40
Lawson, Helen L. (3 items)
1972-74

Box 1:41
Lind, Louise T. (1 item)
1972 Dec 4

Box 1:42
Lotz, Myron (7 items)
1972-74

Box 1:43
Lucie-Smith, Edward (4 items)
1973-75

Box 1:44
MacBeth, George (3 items)
1973-74

Box 1:45
McCullough, Frances (I item)
1973 Apr 11

Box 1:46
McCurdy, Philip E. (9 items)
1972-75

Box 1:47
McLean Hospital (I item)
1972 Nov 16

Box 1:48
Mademoiselle (1 item)
1973 Jul 10

Box 1:49
Miller, Jonathan (I item)
1973 Jul 20

Box 1:50
Modlin, Robert K. (2 items)
1973 Jul-Aug

Box 1:51
Moore, Clement



Note:
Nevada (4 items)
1974 Jun-Jul

Box 2:52
Note:
Northwestern College (2 items)
1974 May-Jun

Box 2:53
Northwestern University (1 item)
1974 Mar 14

Box 2:54
Norton, C. Perry, Richard, Shirley, and William B. (8 items)
1972-74

Box 2:55
Oregon (2 items)
1974 May-Jun

Box 2:56
Note:
Orton, Ora Mae (2 items)
1973 Sep-Nov

Box 2:57
Oxford University (2 items)
1973 Aug-Sep

Box 2:58
Pitt, Valerie (1 item)
1972 Dec 11

Box 2:59
Plath, Aurelia S. (5 items)
1969-74

Box 2:60
Press, John (2 items)
1974 Jan-Apr

Box 2:61
Prouty, Olive H. (1 item)
1976 Oct 25

Box 2:62
Public Library of Brookline (1 item)
1973 Oct 16

Box 2:63
Rafferty, Janet Wagner (2 items)
1974 Apr-May

Box 2:64
Rosenthal, M.L. (I item)
1974 Jun 18

Box 2:65
Rydell, Barbara (3 items)
1972-73

Box 2:66
Sachar, Neva (1 item)
1974 Jan 9

Box 2:67
Salter, Elizabeth (2 items)
1973-74

Box 2:68
Schendler, Sylvan (2 items)
1973 Feb-Dec

Box 2:69
Selvin, Rhoda (1 item)
1973 Dec 13

Box 2:70
Shapiro, Norman (1 item)
1972 Dec 12

Box 2:71
Sigmund, Elizabeth (5 items)
1974 Jan-Dec

Box 2:72
Small, Verna (1 item)
1973 Oct 21

Box 2:73
Smith College (3 items)
1971-72

Box 2:74
Stem, Marcia Brown (2 items)
1974 Mar-Nov

Box 2:75
Steuble, Richard (1 item)
1973 Nov 17

Box 2:76
Targett, May (2 items)
1973 Jan-Aug

Box 2:77
The Times Literary Supplement (1 item)
1972 Oct 19

Box 2:78
University of Texas. Humanities Research Center (2 items)
1972-73

Box 2:79
University of Washington (1 item)
1973 Oct 15

Box 2:80
Washington University Libraries (2 items)
1973 Jan-Feb

Box 2:81
Wellesley Free Library (1 item)
1973 Sep 18

Box 2:82
Willard, Addie L. (1 item)
1974 Jul 31

Box 2:83
Winthrop, Massachusetts (4 items)
1974 Jun-Aug

Box 2:84
Note:
Witten, Mrs. Robert C. (1 item)
1974 Jan 15

Box 2:85
Wober, Mallery (1 item)
1972 Nov 25

Box 2:86
Yaddo (1 item)
1972 Nov 27

Box 2:87
Zavadil, Joseph B.



Note:
MARY ELLEN CHASE



Davis, Robert G. (1 item)
[1957] Feb 3

Box 2:88
AURELIA SCHOBER PLATH



Sigmund, Elizabeth (1 item)
1967 Jan 29

Box 2:89
Stem, Marcia Brown (1 item)
1953 Jul 23

Box 2:90
SYLVIA PLATH



Aaron, Daniel (1 item)
1957 Jun 11

Box 2:91
Brown, Marcia



Note:
Davis, Robert G. (5 items)
1956-57

Box 2:92
Hughes, Olwyn (1 item)
1962 Jan

Box 2:93
Kopp, Jane (1 item)
1958 Feb 20

Box 2:94
Lehmann, John (18 items)
1955-63

Box 2:95
Restrictions on access:

(Restricted access)

McCurdy, Philip (9 items)
1954 Feb-May

Box 2:96
Osborne, Charles



Note:
Stem, Marcia Brown (19 items)
1951-63

Box 2:97
WARREN J. PLATH



Shields, Margot (editor, Seabury Press)



Note:
Series II. Writings,
1945-75


EDWARD BUTSCHER



Sylvia Plath: Method and Madness



Research notes (20 items)
n.d.

Box 3:98
Typescript, with author's corrections
1975 Jan

Box 3:99-106
Typescript (photocopy)
1975 Jan

Box 3-4:107-114
Preface: later typescript
n.d.

Box 4:115
"Insert A": typescript
n.d.

Box 4:116
Galleys, bound, with author's corrections
1975 Jul

Box 4:117
Corrections of Olwyn Hughes
n.d.

Box 4:118
Note:
Corrections of Philip McCurdy
[1975 Feb 4-11]

Box 4:119
Note:
Corrections of Warren J. Plath
1975 Aug 31

Box 4:120
Sylvia Plath: The Woman and the Work



Krook, Dorothea. "Recollections of Sylvia Plath": typescript, carbon, with corrections
[1974 Aug 4]

Box 4:121
Note:
Roche, Clarissa. "Sylvia Plath: Vignettes from England": typescript
n.d.

Box 4:122
Sigmund, Elizabeth. "Sylvia in Devon, 1962": typescript, corrected
n.d.

Box 4:123
SYLVIA PLATH



Letters Home (book)



Preface: typescript
n.d.

Box 5:124
Fragments
1974 Sep 6

Box 5:125
Part seven: typescript (photocopy)
1975 Nov 1

Box 5:126
Poems A-D (29 items)



"Admonition": 2 typescripts, photocopies
n.d.

Box 5:127
"Advice for an Artificer": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:127
"Apparel for April": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:127
"Apprehensions"



Note:
"April": typescript, photocopy
1947 May

Box 5:127
"Aquatic Nocturne": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:127
"The Babysitters": photocopy from New Yorker
n.d.

Box 5:127
"Bereft": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:127
"Black Rook in Rainy Weather": photocopy from Granta
1957 May

Box 5:127
Note:
"The Bronze Boy": photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:127
"By Candlelight"



Note:
"Carnival": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:127
"Carnival Nocturne": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:127
"Circus in Three Rings": typescript, photocopy
1951-52

Box 5:127
"City Streets": typescript, photocopy
1947 Nov

Box 5:127
"City Wife": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:127
"Click-click; Tick-tick": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:127
"The Complex Couch": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:127
"The Courage of Shutting Up"



Note:
"Danse Macabre": 2 typescripts, photocopies
n.d.

Box 5:127
"The Dark River": typescript, photocopy
1948

Box 5:127
"The Dead": typescript and typescript, photocopy
1954

Box 5:127
"The Death of Myth Making"



Note:
"Denouement": 2 typescripts, photocopies
n.d.

Box 5:127
"Dialogue en Route": 2 typescripts, photocopies
1953-55

Box 5:127
"Dirge": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:127
"Dirge for a Joker": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:127
"The Dispossessed": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:127
"Dream with Clam-Diggers"



Note:
Poems E-I (27 items)



"Eavesdropper"



Note:
"Elegy": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"Elizabeth": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"Ennui": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"Epitaph in Three Parts": typescript, photocopy
1955

Box 5:128
"Eve Describes Her Birthday Party": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"Face Lift"



Note:
"Family Reunion"



Note:
"The Farewell": typescript, photocopy and photocopy from The Bradford
1950 Apr 29

Box 5:128
"Finality": typescript, copy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"Fireside Reveries": photocopy of The Phillipian
1947 Feb

Box 5:128
"Fog": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"For a Fatherless Son"



Note:
"Go Get the Goodly Squab": typescript, photocopy
1953 Apr

Box 5:128
"Gone Is the River": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"Harlequin Love Song": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"Have You Forgotten?": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"Heavy Woman"



Note:
"Humoresque": typescript, copy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"I Have Found the Perfect World": typescript, photocopy
1948

Box 5:128
"I Reach Out": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"I Thought That I Could Not Be Hurt": typescript, photocopy
1947 May 30

Box 5:128
"Ice Age": 2 typescripts, photocopies
n.d.

Box 5:128
"In Memorium": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"In Passing": 2 typescripts
n.d.

Box 5:128
"Incident": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"Insolent Storm Strikes at the Skull": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:128
"The Invalid": typescript, photocopy
1950

Box 5:128
"Item: Stolen, One Suitcase": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:128
Poems J-0 (21 items)



"Jilted": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:129
"Lament": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:129
"Latvian Threnody": typescript, with drawing, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:129
"A Lesson in Vengeance"



Note:
"Let the Rain Fall Gently": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:129
"Love Is a Parallax": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:129
"Love Letter"



Note:
"Mad Girl's Love Song": photocopy from Granta
1957 May

Box 5:129
"March"



Note:
"May": typescript, photocopy
1947 May 15

Box 5:129
"Metamorphoses of the Moon": typescript photocopy
1953

Box 5:129
"Moonsong at Morning": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:129
"Morning in the Hospital Solarium": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:129
"Neither Moonlight Nor Starlight": typescript, photocopy
1948

Box 5:129
"Never Try to Know More Than You Should": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:129
"New England Library": typescript, photocopy
1947 May

Box 5:129
"New England Winter Without Snow": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:129
"Notes on Zarathustra's Prologue": typescript, photocopy
1950-51

Box 5:129
"November Graveyard": photocopy from Mademoiselle
1965 Nov

Box 5:129
"Obsession": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:129
"October"



Note:
"Ode on a Bitten Plum": typescript, photocopy, and photocopy from Seventeen
1950 Nov

Box 5:129
"On Looking into the Eyes of a Demon Lover": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:129
"On the Decline of Oracles": photocopy from Poetry
1959 Sep

Box 5:129
Poems P-R (16 items)



"Parallax": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:130
"Persecuted": typescript, photocopy
1948

Box 5:130
"Pheasant"



Note:
"Portrait": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:130
"Portrait d'une Jeune Fille": typescript, photocopy
1949

Box 5:130
"Prologue to Spring": 3 typescripts, photocopies
n.d.

Box 5:130
"Purdah": photocopy from Poetry
1963 Aug

Box 5:130
"Question": photocopy from The Bradford
1949 Oct 27

Box 5:130
"Rain": typescript, photocopy
1944

Box 5:130
"The Rain": photocopy
1945 Jun

Box 5:130
"Recognition": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:130
"Reflection": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:130
"Resolve": photocopy from Granta
1957 Mar

Box 5:130
"Riddle": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:130
"Rondeau": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:130
Poems S (18 items)



"The Scullion's Dream": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:131
"Sea Symphony": photocopy from The Phillipian
1947 Apr

Box 5:131
"Second Winter": typescript, photocopy
1953

Box 5:131
"The Sleepers": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:131
"The Snowflake Star"



Note:
"Soliloquy of the Solipsist"



Note:
"Song of the Daydreamer": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:131
"Sonnet: Crossing the Equinox": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:131
"Sonnet to a Dissembling Spring": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:131
"Sonnet to a Shade": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:131
"Sonnet to Time": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:131
"Sorrow": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:131
"Spinster": photocopy from Gemini
1957 spring

Box 5:131
"Spring Again": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:131
"The Spring Parade": photocopy from The Phillipian
1945 Apr

Box 5:131
"Spring Sacrament": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:131
"Star Over the Dordogne": photocopy from Poetry
1962 Mar

Box 5:131
"Stillborn"



Note:
"The Stoic": typescript, photocopy
1949

Box 5:131
"Stopped Dead"



Note:
"The Suitcases Are Packed Again": photocopy from Seventeen
1953 Mar

Box 5:131
"The Surgeon at 2 A.M.": printed version
1971 Sep

Box 5:131
Poems T-Z (22 items)



"Temper of Time": typescript, photocopy
1950s

Box 5:132
"Terminal": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:132
"Three Women"



Note:
"The Times Are Tidy"



Note:
"To Ariadne": typescript, photocopy
1949 Jun 10

Box 5:132
"To Miss Cox": photocopy from The Phillipian
1946 Nov

Box 5:132
"The Trial of Man": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:132
"Triolet Frivole": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:132
"Tulips at Dawn": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:132
"Twelfth Night": photocopy from Seventeen
1952 Dec

Box 5:132
"Twilight": typescript, photocopy
1949

Box 5:132
"Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea": typescript, photocopy and photocopy from Mademoiselle
1955 Aug

Box 5:132
Note:
"Valentine": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:132
"Vanity Fair"



Note:
"Voices": typescript, photocopy
1950

Box 5:132
"Wallflower": typescript, photocopy
1948

Box 5:132
"When the Stars Are Pale and Cool": typescript, photocopy
1948

Box 5:132
"White Phlox": typescript, photocopy
1949

Box 5:132
Note:
"Widow"



Note:
"Wild Geese": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:132
"A Winter Sunset": typescript, photocopy and photocopy from The Phillipian
1946 Feb

Box 5:132
"Winter Trees": printed version from Mademoiselle
1972 Mar

Box 5:132
"Winter Words": 2 typescripts, photocopies
n.d.

Box 5:132
Prose A-D (9 items)



"About a year ago I was babysitting..." holograph with drawing, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:133
"All the Dead Dears": photocopy from Gemini
1957 summer

Box 5:133
"America! America!": photocopy from Punch
1963 Apr 3

Box 5:133
"Among the Bumblebees": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:133
"And Summer Will Not Come Again": photocopy from Seventeen
1950 Aug

Box 5:133
"The Bike Ride"



Note:
"The Breakwater"



Note:
"Cambridge Letter": photocopy from The Isis
1956 May 16

Box 5:133
"The Dark River": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:133
"The Day Mr. Prescott Died": photocopy from Granta
1956 Oct

Box 5:133
"Den of Lions": photocopy from Seventeen
1951 May

Box 5:133
Prose E-H (5 items)



"An Evening at the Hoftizers": holograph, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:134
Note:
"The Fifteen-Dollar Eagle": photocopy from Sewanee Review
n.d.

Box 5:134
"The Garden Party": holograph, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:134
"Gramercy Park": typescript, photocopy
1948

Box 5:134
"The Green Rock": typescript, photocopy
1948

Box 5:134
"Heather Birds Eyebrows"



Note:
Prose I-M (8 items)



"In the Mountains": photocopy from Smith Review
1954 fall

Box 5:135
"Initiation": photocopy of early draft and printed version in Seventeen
1953 Jan

Box 5:135
"The International Flavor": photocopies of 2 typescript drafts
1950 summer

Box 5:135
"It's All Yours": photocopy from Seventeen
1952 Oct

Box 5:135
"A Morning in the Agora": photocopy from The Phillipian
1947 Feb

Box 5:135
"The Mothers' Union": photocopy from McCall's
1972 Oct

Box 5:135
Prose N-Z (11 items)



"New England Summer": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:136
"The New Zealand spinach...": typescript and holograph with drawings, photocopy
1950

Box 5:136
"None But the Lonely Heart"



Note:
"Party Girl"



Note:
"The Pink Comb"



Note:
"Snow Blitz": typescript
n.d.

Box 5:136
"Spring Song": photocopy from The Phillipian
1946 Apr

Box 5:136
"Star Island": holograph with drawings, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:136
"Sunday at the Mintons'": photocopy from Smith Review and photocopy from Mademoiselle
1952

Box 5:136
"Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit": photocopy from Smith Review
1955 spring

Box 5:136
"Tea With Olive Higgins Prouty": typescript, photocopy
1955 Jul 19

Box 5:136
"Two Gods of Alice Denway": typescript, photocopy
n.d.

Box 5:136
"Victory": photocopy from The Phillipian
1947 Apr

Box 5:136
"The Wishing Box": photocopy from Granta
1957 Jan

Box 5:136
Thesis "The Magic Mirror": 2 photocopies
1955

Box 5:137
"Three Women": photocopy of radio script and audience research report
1962 Jul-Sep

Box 5:138
ABOUT SYLVIA PLATH



Alvarez, A. "Sylvia Plath: A Memoir": photocopy from New American Review and review of The Savage God from Boston Review of the Arts
1972 Jun

Box 6:139
Davison, Peter. "The Heroine": typescript
1970-72

Box 6:140
Duffy, Martha. "The Triumph of a Tormented Poet": printed version from Life
1971 Nov 12

Box 6:141
Hardwick, Elizabeth. "On Sylvia Plath": printed version from New York Review
1971 Aug 12

Box 6:142
Horowitz, Israel. "Some God Got Hold of Me": printed version from The Village Voice and "Success in Spite of Suicide": printed version from The Village Voice
1971 Oct 28, Nov 4

Box 6:143
Klein, Elinor. "A Friend Recalls Sylvia Plath": printed version from Glamour
1966 Nov

Box 6:144
Krook, Dorothea. "Recollection of Sylvia Plath"



Note:
Lameyer, Gordon. "Letters from Sylvia": typescript, photocopy and printed version
1975-76

Box 6:145
Oates, Joyce Carol. "One for Life, One for Death": printed version
1972 Nov 19

Box 6:146
Plath, Aurelia Schober. "Preface" to Letters Home



Note:
Robins, Corinne. "Four Young Poets": photocopy from Mademoiselle
1959 Jan

Box 6:147
Roche, Clarissa. "Sylvia Plath: Vignettes from England"



Note:
Rosenstein, Harriet. "Reconsidering Sylvia Plath": photocopy from Ms.
1972 Sep

Box 6:148
Scholes, Robert. Review of The Bell Jar: printed version from The New York Times Book Review
1971 Apr 11

Box 6:149
Sigmund, Elizabeth. "Sylvia in Devon, 1962"



Note:
Steiner, Nancy Hunter. "Sylvia Plath: A Roommate's Memoir": printed version
1973 Jan

Box 6:150
Stem, Marcia Brown. Diary (excerpt)
1951 Jul 24

Box 6:151
Vendler, Helen. "Sylvia Plath Playing Pygmalion to Her Own Galatea": printed version from The New York Times Book Review
1971 Oct 10

Box 6:152
Series III. Other Papers,
1918-74


Clippings about Sylvia Plath (5 items)
1949-50

Box 6:153
Clippings about Sylvia Plath at Mademoiselle (1 item)
1953 Aug

Box 6:154
Clippings about "Sylvia Plath" (play) (3 items)
1974 Jan

Box 6:155
Clippings about Sylvia Plath's suicide attempt (9 items)
1953 Aug

Box 6:156
Death certificate of Sylvia Plath: COPY
1963 Feb 11

Box 6:157
Documents of Plath and Schober families (23 items)
1918-56


- Birth certificate for Frank Richard Schober


Box 6:158
- Death certificates for Otto Plath, Theodore Plath, and Aurelia Greenwood Schober


Box 6:158
- Divorce of Otto and Lydia Plath


Box 6:158
- Marriage certificate for Frank and Louise Schober


Box 6:158
- Street listings for 892 Shirley St. and 92 Johnson Ave., Winthrop, Massachusetts


Box 6:158
- Tax reports for 892 Shirley St. and 92 Johnson Ave., Winthrop


Box 6:158
- Voter registrations for Aurelia S. Plath, Frank Schober, and Frank R. Schober


Box 6:158
- Winthrop Cemetery Plot Record


Box 6:158
Obituaries of Sylvia Plath (3 items)
1963

Box 6:159
School notes of Sylvia Plath for "The Novelist & the Unknown": photocopy
n.d.

Box 6:160
Series IV. Photographs,
1949-62


Photographs of Sylvia Plath, her children, places she lived, her grave, Otto Plath's grave, and Wellesley High Track Team (15 items)
1949-62

Box 6:161

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Subjects
  • Butscher, Edward
  • Davison, Peter
  • Hughes, Olwyn
  • Krook, Dorothea
  • McCurdy, Philip
  • Plath, Aurelia Schober
  • Plath, Sylvia--Biography
  • Poets, American--20th century--Biography
  • Roche, Clarissa
  • Sigmund, Elizabeth


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