ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA 58282

THOMAS McGRATH PAPERS

COLLECTION: OGL#308 (addition)

DATES: undated

SIZE: .5 linear feet

INTRODUCTION

ACQUISITION: This addition to the Thomas McGrath Papers was deposited in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection by Dale Jacobson on 30 March 1987 (Acc.#87-1526).

ACCESS: Available for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Department of Special Collections.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Thomas McGrath Collection was reprocessed in February 1994. In light of recent additions that have been made to this collection, material that was previously divided into five boxes has been consolidated into three. The inventory was revised to reflect this change. This addition contains manuscripts of Echoes from Inside the Labyrinth; Letters to an Imaginary Friend, parts three and four; miscellaneous poems, arranged alphabetically; and notes and other miscellaneous.

BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 3
Folder

  1. Manuscript: Echoes From Inside the Labyrinth
  2. Final Manuscript: Letter to an Imaginary Friend, Part II
  3. Final Manuscript: Letter to an Imaginary Friend, Part IV
  4. Notebook: Letter to an Imaginary Friend, Part IV, Section III
  5. Manuscript drafts: Letter to an Imaginary Friend, Part III BOX 3 FOLDER:
  6. Miscellaneous Poems (A-M), arranged alphabetically The following poems may be found in this folder: (listed by title or first line)
 "Anniversaries: for Don and Henrie Gordon" 2 copies  "Another Christmas Carol" 3 copies
 "Another Quandry"  "At Momentary Loss of Belief in the Wisdom of the Common People and, of course, the Bastards Who Own and Operate Them" 2 copies
 "At Port Townsend: for Sam and Tree"  "Behold the Woman" 2 copies
 "Birthday Poem"  "Birthdays"
 "Both Camps"  "Blues for the Old Revolutionary Woman"
 "The Bravest Boat" 3 copies  "Burdens"
 "Butterfly or Emperor?"  "The Children of Contemporary Cities"
 "The Citizen: Dreaming" 3 copies  "Cold Ceremony"
 "The Defeat of the Novelist"  "Definition"
  "The Dream Range"  "The End of the Line"
  "Epitaph for a Pythagorean"   "Even Song" 2 copies
 "A Field of Sunflowers"  "Flight"
 "Flint and Steel"   "Flying Home"
 "For a book by Charles Humbolt"  "For a dancer"
 "For Alvaro"   "For Joe McGrath"
  "For Lyla -- Ada, Minnesota, Oct. '85" 2 copies   "Waiting to Die All Over (after cutting daylilies at dusk)" by David Martinson
 "For Naomi Replansky, Poet and Cartographer, Recently Departed From Los Angeles: Upon the Occasion of Receiving From Her a Poem in Most Shameless Praise of San Francisco"   "The Ghost" "Fiesta"
  "Bad Cess"  "The Owl"
  "Graveyard Shift"  "Tomasito Says"
 "Flying Home"   "Graveyard Shift"
 "Let Us Turn Over the Page"  "Guerillas (I)" 4 copies
  "How the Revolution was Betrayed: for Att. Benjy Muggles"   "In the Dream Time"
  "In the High Country"   "In the Papal Ring" 6 copies
 "Instructions for the Dead"   "Invitation" 2 copies
 "Joe Hill at Harvard" 2 copies  "A Kind of Dedication"
  "Lament for Pablo Neruda"  "Landscape With Birds" 4 copies
  "To His Muse: Or Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave Me"  "The Language of the Dead" 2 copies
 "Last Will and Testament" 2 copies  "Long Distance From a War"
  "Long Goodbye"  "Look on My Works!" 2 copies
 "Loon" 2 copies   "The Fatigue of Objects"
 "At Lost Lake"  "Newtonian Law"
  "Illumination"  "Mediterranean" 2 copies
  "Mediation"  "The Migration of Cities" 4 copies
  "Mystery"  
  1. Miscellaneous Poems (N-Z) The following poems may be found in this folder: (arranged by title or first line)
 "Near Pah-Gotzin-Kay" 2 copies  "NOTES ON THE REVOLUTION"
 "Nuclear Winter" 2 copies  "Offering"
 "Old Times"  "On Moving Into a New House"
 "Ontology"  "Poem"
 "Pieces of String"  "Poem at the Winter Solstice" 2 copies
 "Poems by Tomasito"  "Power"
 "Praises IV" 4 copies  "Presumptions"
 "Rediscovery" 3 copies  "Rune"
 "Four Poems Thomas McGrath Salute #2" 2 copies  "Senior Citizens"
 "A Sixth Heresy of Parson Chance"  "Song"
 "Spiritual Exercises"  "Suspicion of Some Kinds of Solitude"
 "Than Never" 2 copies  "To His Muse: or Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave Me"
 "Too Bad"  "Towards the End" 3 copies
 "Trail Blazers" 2 copies  "Transformations of Old Silver Crossing the Continent" 2 copies
 "The Underground" 6 copies  "The Unfairness of it All"
 "The Useless Passions"  "At Sunrise"
 "Watchman! What of the Night?"  "Wayfaring Stranger"
 "Welcome"  "Why He Can't Tell You Where Nicaragua Is -- Not Even the Continent"
  1. Notes and other miscellaneous
 Original Donation: 1940-1975
  Additions:
 1st: 1973-76  2nd: 1973-75  3rd: 1976-1978  4th: 1984-85  5th
 6th: 1953  7th: 1985  8th: 1988  9th: 1985-91  10th: 1949-90
 11th: 1991  12th: 1986-91  13th: 1983  14th: 1975-91  15th: 1972
 16th: 1991  17th  18th: 1956-84  19th: 1992  20th
 21st  22nd: 1975-88  23rd: 1984-91  24th: 1955-89  25th: 1987-95
 26th: 1998  27th  28th: 1999  29th: 1967-99  30th: 1947-81
 31st: 1953-1991  32nd: 1990, 2003      

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