ELWYN B. ROBINSON DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
CHESTER FRITZ LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA 58202

THOMAS McGRATH PAPERS

COLLECTION: OGL#308 (addition)

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INTRODUCTION

ACQUISITION: This addition to the Thomas McGrath Papers was deposited in the Orin G. Libby Manuscript Collection by Dr. Robert Lewis of the UND English Department on June 28, 1993 (Acc.#93-1893), February 9, 1996 (Acc.##96-2056), and March 20, 1996 (Acc.#96-2068).

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

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This addition to the McGrath papers consists of photographs, publications in which McGrath is featured, correspondence from 1987-1995, photocopied title pages of McGrath's books inscribed and signed by him to Richard Nickson, and Eric Blau's play "The Grass Eats the Horse" - about McGrath.

BOX AND FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 6
Folder

  1. Title pages of McGrath's books - photocopies, inscribed, and signed to Nickson from McGrath.
  2. Border Crossings, Fall 1985. An interview with McGrath on p. 104.
  3. People's Culture, Vol. 2 No. 1. McGrath featured on p. 23.
  4. Foreign Literature, Vol. 11, 1987. McGrath on pp. 65-147.
  5. Foreign Literature, Vol. 12, 1987. McGrath on pp. 58-122.
  6. Pink, David
  7. North Dakota Quarterly, Fall - 1982; tributed to McGrath
  8. Crazy Horse - edited by Tom and Eugenia McGrath.
  9. Dakota Arts Quarterly; Summer 1977, Vol. 1 No. 1 - Containing McGrath Poetry.
  10. The Subversive Agent
  11. North Dakota Quarterly, Winter 1972, Vol. 40 No. 1. Interview with McGrath.
  12. Correspondence 1987-1995.
  13. Newspaper Clippings.
  14. The American Poetry Review, Vol. 18, No. 3. Featuring McGrath.
  15. "The Grass Eats the Horse". By Eric Blau.
  16. North Dakota Quarterly; "Act Three of 'The Grass Eats the Horse': A Play about the American Poet Thomas Matthew McGrath". By: Eric Blau.
  17. Investigation of Communist Activities in the Los Angeles Area - Part 5 (testimony of McGrath).
  18. The Independence Shavian, Vol. 27 No. 1- 2/1989. McGrath - p. 17.
  19. Poetry.
  20. Foreword to Permit Me Refuge by McGrath. 3
  21. People's Culture, Jan.-April 1991. Featuring McGrath.
  22. Miscellaneous.

SEPARATIONS RECORD

Photographs were taken out of the collection and placed in the Orin G. Libby Photographic Collection. They are numbered OGL #308-48 through OGL#308-56.

Materials large in size were placed in the Orin G. Libby Oversized Collections. This material consists of David Pink programs and other programs that were given in the honor of Thomas McGrath.

Also separated from the McGrath collection were two books. They are:

Onthebus: A New Literary Magazine, by the Bombshelter Press of Los Angeles, issue 8 & 9; Vol. III, No. 2, and Vol. IV, No. 1. The book contains an interview with McGrath on pp. 256-266. It was placed in the Special Collections book stacks.

...All But the Last. by Thomas McGrath, 1984. (Russian translation).

Two audio tapes were also separated from the McGrath Papers and placed in the Audio Tape Collection in the Department. They are numbered: 1801 and 1802.


 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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