Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992. Additional papers of Eve Merriam, ca.1930-1992: A Finding
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: MC 650
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Merriam, Eve, 1916-1992
Title: Additional papers of Eve Merriam, ca.1930-1992
Quantity: 22.31 linear feet (53 + 1/2 file boxes) plus 1 folio folder, 4 folio + folders, 1 oversized folder,
1 supersized folder, 13 photograph folders.)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, draft and published writings, royalty statements, journals, notebooks,
publicity materials, etc., of Eve Merriam, poet, playwright, director, lyricist, and
Accession numbers: 92-M89, 92-M180, 92-M192, 96-M170, 2010-M223
The additional papers of Eve Merriam were given to the Schlesinger Library by her
sons, Dee Michel and Guy Michel, between 1992 and 2010.
Processed: October 2010
By: Mark Vassar
Access. Unrestricted. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Eve Merriam is held by her sons, Dee
Michel and Guy Michel. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by
their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Eve Merriam Additional papers, ca.1930-1992; item description, dates. MC 650, folder
#. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Eve Merriam, 1840-1978
(inclusive) 1930-1978 (bulk) (78-M146 - 78-M151
, Additional papers of Eve Merriam, 1960-1984 (inclusive) 1978-1984 (bulk) 84-M79)
, and Eve Merriam Audiovisual collection, 1964-1992 (T-72, Vt-184
Donors: Dee Michel and Guy Michel
Accession numbers: 92-M89, 92-M180, 92-M192, 96-M170
Processed by: Mark Vassar
The following items have been removed from the collection:
- The following volumes of published plays, poetry, and non-fiction have been removed
from the collection and added to the Schlesinger Library book collection: And I Ain't Finished Yet; At Her Age; The Club; Dialogue for Lovers; Out of Our Father's House; Family Circle; The Trouble with Love; Montgomery, Alabama, Money, Mississippi and Other Places; Basics: An I-Can-Read Book for Grownups; Tomorrow Morning; The Inner City Mother Goose; Emma Lazarus: Woman with a Torch.
- Audiotapes were removed to form their own collection, T-72.
- Videotapes were removed to form their own collection, Vt-184.
Eve Merriam was born Eva Moscovitz in 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended
Cornell University, transferring after two years to receive her Bachelor of Arts from
the University of Pennsylvania in 1937. She continued her education at the University
of Wisconsin and Columbia University. She was first married to Erwin Edwin Spitzer
in 1939. This marriage ended in divorce. In 1947 she married Martin Philip Michel.
The couple had two sons, Guy Michel and Dee Michel, and divorced in 1960. During her
marriage to Michel it appears Merriam engaged in an affair with Carl Marzani, left-wing
political activist turned publisher. In 1963, Merriam married writer Leonard C. Lewin,
author of the best seller, Report from Iron Mountain: On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace. This marriage also ended in divorce in 1980. Following the divorce, Merriam began
a relationship with screen writer Waldo Salt. The couple married in 1983, but separated
in 1985, maintaining separate residences: Merriam in New York and Salt in California.
It appears that the couple continued a romantic relationship after their separation,
having kept up an amorous correspondence until Salt's death in 1987.
Early in her career, Merriam worked as a copy writer, fashion editor of Glamour, and conducted a weekly radio show about poetry on WQXR, New York. Her first book
of verse, Family Circle, was awarded the Yale Younger Poets Prize. Other books of poetry include The Nixon Poems, The Double Bed, and The Inner City Mother Goose. Although primarily a poet, Merriam was also a playwright, teacher, and lecturer,
particularly on the subjects of education, the status of women, and poetry. She wrote
satire, fiction, children's books, biographies (including one of Emma Lazarus), and
the precedent-setting After Nora Slammed the Door, one of the early works of second-wave feminist writing. She read her poems on radio,
television, in films, and in the theater; and her writings appeared in periodicals
abroad and in the New York Times, the Nation, the New Republic, and the Ladies' Home Journal, as well as in many anthologies. Several of her plays were produced both on and off
Broadway, including Viva Reviva, The Club, and Inner City (based on her book of poetry The Inner City Mother Goose), renamed Street Dreams in a 1989 revival. Her play Out of Our Father's House, which portrayed prominent American women such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was performed
at the White House in 1978 and on public television's Great Performances. For several years in the 1960s she taught writing at the City College of New York,
and in the 1980s for several years at New York University. Merriam received numerous
awards, including the Colliers Star Fiction Award, a CBS grant to write poetic drama
for television, the National Council of Teachers Award for Excellence in Poetry for
Children, and the Obie Award (1977). She also served as a board or committee member
of a number of organizations, including the Dramatists Guild, the Authors League of
America, and Very Special Arts, and was a member of the nominating committee for the
Tony Awards. Merriam died of cancer in 1992.
The collection is arranged in four series:
- Series I. Biographical and personal, 1935-1992 (#1.1-14.12, 54.1-54.9, PD.1-PD.3)
- Series II. Writing, ca.1930-1992 (#14.3-50.9, PD.4-PD.11)
- ___Subseries A. Plays, film, etc., 1941-1992 (#14.3-32.9, PD.4-PD.8)
- ___Subseries B. Poetry, ca.1930-1992 (#32.10-43.14, PD.9-PD.10)
- ___Subseries C. Other writing, 1941-1992 (#44.1-50.9, PD.11)
- Series III. Teaching materials, lectures, and appearances, 1962-1991 (#50.10-53.7)
- Series IV, Photographs and oversized, 1952-1985 (#PD.12-PD.13sl, FD.1, F+D.1-F+D.4,
The additional papers of Eve Merriam consist of draft and published writings (including
scripts, lyrics, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, reviews, etc.), correspondence, journals,
address books, notebooks, teaching materials, reviews and publicity, materials regarding
public appearances and lectures, etc. Merriam maintained an active correspondence
with a number of writers, directors, producers, and other intellectuals throughout
her life whose names are listed as added entries. Correspondence from these individuals
is located throughout the collection. Audiovisual materials have been removed to form
a separate collection; see Eve Merriam Audiovisual collection, 1964-1992 (T-72, Vt-184
). Finding aids for earlier collections of her papers received between 1978 and 1984
are available online (78-M146 - 78-M151
. There is some overlap among the groups of papers. Notably absent from Merriam's
papers is her work on children's literature which are a part of the Kerlan Collection
at the University of Minnesota Libraries (CLRC-56)
Series I, BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1935-1992 (#1.1-14.12, 54.1-54.9, PD.1-PD.3),
includes account books and a small amount of financial material; address books; appointment
books; correspondence; journals; notebooks; clippings; travel itineraries; material
regarding boards, committees, etc., on which Merriam worked; and biographical material
about Waldo Salt, as well as papers regarding their separation. Address books contain
both personal and professional contacts, and her appointment books contain notations
regarding both professional and personal meetings. Journal entries are often undated
and contain voluminous references to Merriam's dreams (see also #33.4-33.8, Casual Astonishments), as well as entries regarding travel, personal thoughts, fragments of poems, and
other writings in progress, etc. Notebooks generally include undated work on poems
in progress and what appear to be research notes, ideas for writing, and notes regarding
workshops and appearances. Biographical material consists mainly of clippings, short
biographical sketches, resumes, medical information, etc. Correspondence is both personal
and professional in nature, much of it regarding Merriam's writing, including commentary
by friends and professional contacts; acceptance and rejection letters; poetry received
from other poets; requests for appearances at conferences, book signings, and other
events; fan letters, etc. Of particular note is her correspondence with Carl Marzani,
who published several of her books of poetry and with whom she engaged in an affair
in the 1950s (see also #41.4-41.7), her unusual correspondence with her fourth husband,
Waldo Salt, which often consisted of a single sketch or word (see also #41.8-41.9),
and her correspondence with close friend and historian Gerda Lerner. Other correspondents
include fellow authors, poets, and playwrights Adele Bowers, Ruth Whitman, John Ciardi,
Edmund Pennant, Peter DeVries, Judith Thurman, Carey McWilliams, and William Dickey;
directors, producers, etc., Arthur Laurents, Leland Hayward, Tommy Tune, and Stephen
Sondheim; and other people of note including Coretta Scott King, Frances Lear, W.E.B.
DuBois, and Dolores Hayden. Additional correspondence with the same authors is located
throughout the collection. See Series II (Writings), which contains correspondence
regarding specific plays, individual poems and books of poetry, and other writing,
as well as drafts and other writing-related material and Series III (Teaching materials,
lectures, and appearances), which contains correspondence from students and school
administration as well as correspondence regarding various lectures and appearances.
The series is arranged alphabetically; most original folder titles were retained.
Series II, WRITING, ca.1930-1992 (#14.3-50.9, PD.4-PD.11), consists of draft, unpublished
and published plays and works for film, poetry, reviews, fiction, non-fiction, and
other works by Merriam, and includes a variety of related papers. In most instances
the sequence of drafts is not recorded. It is arranged in three subseries. See also
Series I (Biographical and personal) for correspondence, journals, notebooks, etc.,
also related to her writing.
Subseries A, Plays, film, etc., 1941-1991 (#14.3-32.9, PD.4-PD.8), contains draft,
unpublished, and published plays and works for film; correspondence; publicity and
reviews; contracts and royalty statements; rehearsal schedules and criticism; cast
contact lists, stage directions, and scripts; photographs; notebooks; and lyrics and
music scores. Titles for plays and works for film include Merriam's three most well-known
works in this arena, The Club, Inner City, and Out of Our Father's House, and some of her lesser known works such as Viva Reviva, And I Ain't Finished Yet, and We, the Women, as well as a number of smaller productions and unfinished works. Correspondence
in this subseries regards finances for productions, changes in scripts, scores, and
stage direction, etc., international requests for permission from theater groups to
stage Merriam's plays, and also includes letters from friends and fans commenting
on productions. Merriam wrote the lyrics for her plays in this subseries with most
music composed by collaborators including Helen Miller and Gary Bagley. Other lyrics
were set to previously published music. Photographs in this series consist of production
stills of various performances, actors' head shots, and several unstaged events. Pages
of wirebound notebooks were numbered and the notebooks disbound. The subseries is
arranged alphabetically by title; original folder headings were retained.
Subseries B, Poetry, ca.1930-1992 (#32.10-43.14, PD.9-PD.10), consists of draft, unpublished,
and published individual poems, as well as collections of poetry prepared for volumes;
correspondence; annotated galley proofs and notes; press lists for complimentary book
distribution; reviews and publicity; contracts and royalty statements; notebooks;
etc. Correspondence in this subseries generally regards submissions, acceptances and
rejections, criticisms and praise for both published and unpublished works, requests
for specific types of poems for publication, requests to appear at book signings,
etc. Correspondents of note in this subseries include W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther
King, Jr., and Gerda Lerner. Titles represented in this subseries include some of
her more prominent and controversial collections of poems: The Nixon Poems and the Inner City Mother Goose. Poorly documented in this subseries are her first collection of poems, Family Circle, and her collection of poems on racial prejudice, Montgomery, Alabama, Money, Mississippi, and Other Places. Also represented in this subseries are drafts of individual poems, proposed anthologies
of Merriam's poetry, and anthologies including other authors, both published and unpublished.
Pages of wirebound notebooks were numbered and the notebooks disbound. The subseries
is arranged alphabetically; original folder titles were retained.
Subseries C, Other writings, 1942-1990 (#44.1-50.9, PD.11), includes draft, unpublished,
and published reviews, works of fiction and non-fiction, books of quotations and word
play; feminist works, lyrics, and a board game; correspondence; reviews and publicity;
contracts and royalty statements; notebooks; etc. Most notable among her feminist
works included in this subseries are After Nora Slammed the Door; Growing Up Female in America; an unpublished biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and an unpublished work of fiction
entitled Down the Manhole, which appears to deal with the same topics and include many of the same characters
as her off-Broadway play Viva Reviva. Many of Merriam's non-fiction articles included in this subseries, as well her book
Figleaf: The Business of Being in Fashion, relate to women's dress and fashion. Also included is "Pandora's Box," a feminist game proposed as both a board game and television game show by Merriam
and friends Lois Gould and Carol Rinzler that appears to have been rejected and never
produced. Correspondence in this subseries generally regards submissions, acceptances
and rejections, criticisms and praise for both published and unpublished works, requests
to appear at book signings, etc. Lyrics generally consist of works in progress and
were never set to music, although a few published lyrics are also included such as
the lyrics to "July Tree," which was recorded by Nina Simone. Pages of wirebound notebooks
were numbered and the notebooks disbound. The subseries is arranged alphabetically
by title; most original folder headings were retained.
Series III, TEACHING MATERIALS, LECTURES, AND APPEARANCES, 1964-1989 (#50.10-53.7),
consists of class lists, course outlines, notes regarding students, class assignments,
student work, teaching notes, correspondence, clippings, flyers, pamphlets, etc. The
bulk of material in this series documents Merriam's time as an instructor in various
forms of writing (e.g., creative writing, playwriting, poetry) at the City University
of New York in the 1960s and New York University in the 1980s, but also includes material
related to various lectures, conferences, book signings, etc. Correspondence in this
series includes correspondence between Merriam and students, with school administrators,
and with planners of lectures, conferences, book signings, etc., regarding engagements.
Transferred from this series to Series II, Subseries C (Other writings), was Merriam's
article entitled "If You're Black Step Back, If You're White Alright No More," regarding the 1969 student strike at the City University of New York. The subseries
is arranged alphabetically by course title, with "Lectures, appearances, and related"
(arranged chronologically) and "Other teaching materials" also falling within the
alphabetical arrangement. Most original folder titles were retained.
Series IV, PHOTOGRAPHS AND OVERSIZED, 1952-1985 (#PD.12-PD.13sl, FD.1, F+D.1-F+D.4,
OD.1, SD.1), consists mainly of publicity shots of Merriam used for promoting books
and speaking engagements, photographs of family members, and oversized material removed
from other series.
Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be cataloged in VIA, Harvard
University's Visual Information Access database. Others, referred to as "uncataloged"
photographs, are not of sufficient research interest to warrant cataloging and are
simply treated as part of the documents they accompany; they are marked on the back
with an asterisk in square brackets [*].
- Series I. BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, 1935-1992 (#1.1-14.12, 54.1-54.9, PD.1-PD.3)
- 1.1. Account book, 1974-1977
- 1.2. Address books, 1967, 1978, n.d. (6 volumes).
See #1.10 for loose material removed.
- 1.4-1.7. Address book, n.d.
See #1.10 for loose material removed from #1.5, 1.7.
See #F+D.1 for album liner notes removed from #1.6.
- 1.8. Addresses, 1976-1977, n.d.
- 1.9. Addresses, 1987-1990, n.d.
- 1.10. Items removed from #1.2, 1.5, 1.7.
- 1.11. Applications for funding, 1976-1996 (scattered)
- 1.12. Appointment book, 1958
- 1.13. Appointment book, 1960
- 1.14. Appointment book, 1961
See #6.7 for loose material.
- 2.1. Appointment book, 1962
- 2.2. Appointment book, 1963
- 2.3. Appointment book, 1964
- 2.4. Appointment book, 1965
- 2.5. Appointment book, 1966
- 3.1. Appointment books, 1967 (2 volumes)
- 3.2. Appointment book, 1968
- 3.3. Appointment book, 1969
- 3.4. Appointment books, 1970-1971 (2 volumes)
- 3.5. Appointment books, 1972 (2 volumes)
- 3.6. Appointment book, 1975
See #6.7 for loose material.
- 3.7. Appointment books, 1976-1977 (2 volumes)
- 3.8. Appointment book, 1978
- 3.9. Appointment book, 1979
- 4.1. Appointment book, 1980
- 4.2. Appointment book, 1981
See #6.7 for loose material.
- 4.3-4.4. Appointment book, 1982
- 4.5. Appointment book, 1983
- 4.6-4.7. Appointment book, 1984
- 5.1-5.2. Appointment book, 1985
- 5.3-5.4. Appointment book, 1986
See #6.7 for loose material removed from #5.4.
- 5.5-5.6. Appointment book, 1987
See #6.7 for loose material removed from #5.5.
- 5.7-5.8. Appointment book, 1988
See #6.7 for loose material removed from #5.8.
- 5.9-6.1. Appointment book, 1989 (2 folders)
- 6.2-6.3. Appointment book, 1990
- 6.4. Appointment book, 1991 (2 volumes)
- 6.5-6.6. Appointment book, 1992
See #6.7 for loose material removed from #6.5.
- 6.7. Items removed from appointment books, #1.14, 3.6, 4.2, 5.4, 5.5, 5.8, 6.5
- 6.8-6.9. Biographical, 1960-1992, n.d.
- 6.10-6.11. Boards, committees, etc., 1956-1991, n.d.
See #OD.1 for poster removed from #6.10.
- 7.1. "A Checklist of Works by and about Eve Merriam," n.d.
- 7.2-7.3. Condolence letters re: death of Waldo Salt, 1987
- 7.4. Correspondence, 1941-1959
- 7.5. Correspondence, 1960-1969; includes postcard from Henry Miller and signed booklet
from Langston Hughes
- 7.6-7.7. Correspondence, 1970-1979; includes Stephen Sondheim and Susan Brownmiller.
See #F+D.1 for galleys removed from #7.7.
- PD.1. Photographs removed from #7.7
- 7.8-8.4. Correspondence, 1980-1989; includes Stephen Sondheim and Frances Lear (#7.9) (6 folders);
includes graphic material (drawings).
See #FD.1 for letter removed from #7.8.
- 8.5-9.3. Correspondence, 1990-1992; includes correspondence regarding Merriam's illness (#8.8-9.2)
and uncataloged photograph (#8.5) (7 folders).
See #FD.1 for letters removed from #8.8 and F+D.1 for poster removed from #9.1.
- PD.2. Photographs removed from #9.3
- 9.4-9.5. Correspondence, n.d.; includes uncataloged photographs.
See #F+D.1 for letter removed from #9.4 and OD.1 for poster removed from #9.5.
- 9.6. Correspondence re: censorship, 1953-1989, n.d. (scattered)
- 9.7. Correspondence re: plagiarism, 1977-1985, n.d. (scattered)
- 9.8. Correspondence with Carl Marzani, 1956-1982, n.d. (scattered)
- 9.9-10.8. Correspondence with Waldo Salt, 1978-1987, n.d.; includes uncataloged photographs
(#10.7) and graphic material (colored drawings) (10.8) (9 folders).
See #F+D.1 for poster removed from #10.3, letter removed from #10.6, and graphic letter
removed from #10.7.
- PD.3. Photographs removed from #10.5
- 10.9. Financial, 1967-1968, 1979
- 11.1. Journal re: trip to Europe, 1959.
See #13.12 for loose material removed from journal.
- 11.2. Journal entries (loose), 1959-1977, n.d. (scattered); includes correspondence
- 11.4. Journal, 1970 (2 volumes)
- 11.5. Journal, 1972.
See #13.12 for loose material removed from journal.
- 11.7. Journal re: trip to Spain, 1974
- 11.9. Journal, 1978-1979 (3 volumes)
- 11.10-11.12. Journal, 1979.
See #13.12 for loose material removed from #11.10.
- 12.2. Journal, 1982.
See #13.12 for loose material removed from journal.
- 12.3. Journal, 1983 (2 volumes)
- 12.4-12.5. Journal, 1984 (3 volumes).
See #13.12 for loose material removed from #12.5.
- 12.6-12.7. Journal, 1985 (4 volumes)
- 12.8-12.9. Journal, 1986 (3 volumes).
See #13.12 for loose material removed from #12.9.
- 12.10-12.11. Journal, 1987 (4 volumes)
- 12.12-12.13. Journal, 1987-1988 (2 volumes).
See #13.12 for loose material removed from #12.13.
- 12.14-12.16. Journal, 1988 (5 volumes)
- 12.17. Journal, 1988-1989
- 13.1-13.3. Journal, 1989 (4 volumes).
See #13.12 for loose material removed from #13.3.
- 13.4-13.5. Journal, 1989-1990 (3 volumes)
- 13.6. Journal, 1989-1991.
See #13.12 for loose material removed from journal.
- 13.8-13.9. Journal, 1991 (3 volumes)
- 13.10. Journal, 1992 (2 volumes).
See #13.12 for loose material removed from journal.
- 54.9. Journal, n.d. (2 volumes)
- 13.11. Quotes and fortunes found loose with journals, n.d.
- 13.12. Items removed from journals #11.1, 11.5, 11.10, 12.2, 12.5, 12.9, 12.13, 13.3, 13.6,
- 14.1. Guy Michel poems, 1982, n.d.
- 14.2. Notebooks, 1991, n.d. (2 volumes)
- 14.3-14.5. Notebooks, n.d. (7 volumes)
- 14.6. Items removed from #14.5
- 14.7. Waldo Salt: biographical, 1986-1991
- 14.8. Waldo Salt: obituaries, 1987
- 14.9-14.10. Separation settlement (from Waldo Salt) and related, 1984-1986
- 14.11. Travel itineraries, 1961-1990, n.d. (scattered)
- 14.12. University education: essays, 1935-1936
- Series II. Writing, ca.1930-1992 (#14.13-32-9, PD.4-PD.8)
- Subseries A. Plays, film, etc., 1941-1992 (#14.13-32.9)
- 14.13. The Ages of Women/Seven Ages of Women, 1955-1983, n.d. (scattered)
- 14.14-15.3. And I Ain't Finished Yet, 1980-1981 (4 folders).
See #F+D.1 for poster removed from #14.14 and annotated copies removed from #15.1.
- 15.4-15.5. At Her Age, 1978-1984
- 15.8. [At the] Bohemian Grove, 1981
- 15.9. Braindeath, 1982-1983
- 15.10. Breaking Up, 1974-1979 (scattered)
- 15.11. By Appointment, 1978
- 16.1. The Classic Question, 1985-1986
- 16.2-19.9. The Club, 1976-1985 (folders left in order as found, not arranged chronologically); includes
uncataloged photographs (#16.4, 19.9) (32 folders).
See #FD.1 for musical scores removed from #16.6 and F+D.1, OD.1, and SD.1 for advertising
posters, royalty statements, musical scores, and program removed from #16.6.
- PD.4. Photographs removed from #16.5, 18.9, 19.5, 19.9 (19 photographs)
- 20.1. Daddy's Girl, 1981-1984
- 20.2. Dance With Me, 1980-1982, n.d.
- 20.3-20.4. Dialogue for Lovers, 1980
- 20.6. Domestic Issues, 1981
- PD.5. Photograph removed from #20.6
- 20.7. The Double Bed, 1976, 1979, n.d.
See #F+D.1 for recording session schedule.
- 20.8. The Dragon, 1966, n.d.
- 20.9. Edward Lear Theater project, 1978, n.d.
- 20.10. The First Woman, n.d.
- 20.11. The Flying Word Circus, 1990-1992
- 20.12. Gimme Flower, 1976-1989
- 20.13-20.15. The Good Life, 1959-1980 (scattered); includes uncataloged photographs (#20.14)
- 21.1. The Great American Playwright Show, 1980
- 21.3. The Guardians, 1978, n.d.
- 21.4. Gulliver and the Lilliputs, 1976, n.d.
- 21.5. Heaven O'Clock, 1954, n.d.
- PD.6. Photographs removed from folders #21.7, 22.4, 23.3, 24.7 (17 photographs)
- 25.3. International Sweethearts of Jazz, 1988, n.d.
- 25.4. Keep in Touch, 1976-1979, n.d.
- 25.5. La Fortuna, 1983-1984
- 25.6. Late City Edition, 1981.
See also #F+D.2 for advertising poster.
- 25.7. Lolly Willows, 1966-1973
- 25.8-26.6. The Lucifer Game, 1973-1982 (scattered) (11 folders).
See also #F+D.2 for sheet music.
- 26.7. Lysistrata II, 1989, n.d.
- 26.8. Mother Jones (musical), 1965-1981 (scattered)
See #F+D.4 for sheet music.
- 26.9. Music Chairs (The Twelve Chairs), 1965-1968
- 26.10. My Name Is Lucy Stone, 1975-1981, n.d. (scattered)
- 27.1. Nightclub Cantata, 1977
- 27.2-27.8. Out of Our Father's House, 1975-1991.
See #F+D.4 for royalty statements, advertising posters, and program removed from #27.2,
27.3, 27.5, 27.6.
- PD.7. Photographs removed from #27.4 (2 photographs)
- 27.9m. "Women's History" pin, National Women's History Project; "Right is of no sex...Truth
is of no color" pin, n.d., from #27.8 (2 items).
- 27.10-28.1. Plagues for Our Times, 1982-1984, n.d.; includes Stephen Sondheim (2 folders)
- 28.2. Play ideas, 1978-1987, n.d.
- 28.5-28.7. Revue material, 1964-1967.
See #F+D.4 for sheet music and program removed from #28.5.
- 28.8. The Rover, 1977-1983, n.d. (scattered).
See #F+D.4 for sheet music.
- 28.9. School for Wives, n.d.
- 28.10. A Second Opinion, 1985, n.d.
- 28.11. Singing of Women, 1951, n.d.
- 29.1. So Long C.R., 1979-1982, n.d. (scattered)
- 29.2-29.7. The Space, 1974-1990, n.d. (scattered)
- 29.8. The Starfish, 1974-1981, n.d. (scattered)
- 29.9-30.1. Take Care, 1979-1981, n.d. (2 folders)
- 30.2. Talking War Songs, 1967, n.d.
- 30.3. Theater notes, 1970, n.d.
- 30.4. The Time Is Now, 1972
- 30.5. 'Tis a Pity, 1978-1987, n.d. (scattered)
- 30.6. Today Is Sunday, 1941, n.d.
- 30.7-30.12. Viva Reviva, 1977-1979.
See #F+D.4 and OD.1 for posters removed from #30.11.
- PD.8. Photographs removed from #30.9 (2 photographs)
- 31.1-31.7. We the Women, 1973-1974
See #OD.1 for poster removed from #31.1.
- 31.8-32.6. Wedlocked, 1973-1990, n.d. (7 folders)
- 32.7. Will You Be My Family?, 1980
- 32.8-32.9. Woman Alive!, 1973-1980; includes uncataloged photographs (#32.8)
- Subseries B. Poetry, ca.1930-1992 (#32.10-43.14, PD.9-PD.10)
- 32.10. Alphabets, 1982, n.d.
- 33.1. Autobiographical poems, 1952, n.d.
- 33.2. Basics, 1959, 1962, n.d.
- 33.3. Breakdown poems, 1945-1946
- 33.4-33.8. Casual Astonishments (dream poems), 1978-1990; includes dream journal (#33.4)
- 33.9. Children's textbook poetry, 1967-1979, n.d.
See #F+D.4 for galley proof of text book page.
- 33.10. Death Tapes, 1989, n.d.
- 34.1-34.2. A Diary of Love (The Middleaged Lovers), 1953-1958
- PD.9. Photographs removed from #34.2 (2 photographs)
- 34.3-34.10. The Double Bed, 1950-1984, n.d.
See #F+D.4 for dust jacket and advertising flyer removed from #34.5.
- 35.1. Embracing the Dark, 1990, n.d.
- 35.2. Family Circle, 1946-1990, n.d. (scattered)
- 35.3. Funny poems for anthology, 1952-1985, n.d. (scattered)
- 35.4. Gloves, 1979, 1983, n.d.
- 35.5-35.7. A Husband's Notes about Her, 1975-1988.
- 35.8. Ideas for poetry, 1981, 1984, n.d.
- 35.9-37.2. The Inner City Mother Goose, 1969-1975 (folders left in order as found, not arranged chronologically); includes
uncataloged photographs (#35.11, 36.1, 36.2, 36.5) and Coretta Scott King (#35.11)
See #F+D.4 for advertising posters removed from #36.4.
- 37.3-37.5. Jack Dark, 1979-1988, n.d.
- 37.6-37.7. Journey into Self, 1979-1982, n.d.
- 37.8. Leonard Baskin Sybils, 1978, n.d.
- 37.9. Let Husbands Know, n.d.
- 37.10. Montgomery, Alabama, Money, Mississippi, and Other Places, 1955-1981, n.d. (scattered); includes W.E.B. DuBois and Martin Luther King, Jr.
See #F+D.4 for dust jacket.
- PD.10. Photographs removed from #37.10 (2 photographs)
- 37.11. Mysterious Modern and Political Poems (anthology), 1941-1970, n.d. (scattered)
- 37.12. Myth America/The Gods in America, 1976-1980, n.d.
- 38.1. For New and Selected Works, 1944-1991
- 38.2-38.7. The Nixon Poems, 1970-1974, n.d.
See #FD.1 for draft printing and F+D.4 for annotated galley removed from #38.6.
- 38.8-38.9. Personal poetry anthology, 1964-1979 (many poems by other poets)
- 39.1-40.3. Poems (draft), ca.1930-1992 (folders left in order as found, not arranged chronologically)
- 40.4-40.9. Poems (published), 1939-1991
- 41.1-41.3. Poems (unpublished), 1947-1992
- 41.4-41.7. Poems for Carl Marzani, 1955-1958, n.d.
- 41.8-41.9. Poems for Waldo Salt, 1958-1987, n.d. (scattered)
- 41.10-41.11. Poems from Bellagio, 1989, n.d.; includes daily journal (#41.11)
- 41.12-41.13. Poems not included in Yale manuscript (Family Circle), 1939-1948, n.d. (scattered)
- 42.1-42.2. Poems Purgatorio, 1990-1992, n.d.
- 42.3. Poet in the theater, 1984, n.d.
- 42.4-42.5. Poetry anthology (untitled), ca.1990-1992
- 42.6-43.1. Poetry submissions, 1985-1992, n.d. (scattered) (5 folders)
- 43.2. Poetry translations, 1946-1977, n.d.
- 43.3. Political poems, 1942-1988, n.d.
- 43.4. Seasons of Love, 1948-1956
- 43.5. Seven Ages of Women/Growing Older, 1976-1988, n.d. (scattered)
- 43.6. Suburb of the Night, 1941-1943
- 43.7. Tales from the Television Woods, 1966, n.d.
- 43.8. The Trouble with Love, 1960
- 43.9. Tomorrow Morning, 1953
- 43.10. Video Poems to Restore the Five Senses, 1959-1983, n.d. (scattered)
- 43.11. Voices of Freedom, n.d.
- 43.12. Women facing old age (poetry), 1981, n.d.
- 43.13. Woman River: Poems Across the Decades, 1962-1984, n.d. (scattered); includes uncataloged photographs
- 43.14. The Words and Music of My Mother, 1958
- Subseries C. Other writing, 1941-1992 (#44.1-50.9, PD.11)
- 44.1-44.3. After Nora Slammed the Door, 1962-1980 (scattered)
- 44.4-44.6. Article ideas and notes, 1956-1966
- 44.7. Article on aging, 1990-1992
- 44.8. Biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, n.d.
- 44.9-44.10. Book ideas and notes, 1947-1976, n.d.
- 45.1-45.3. The Book of Cope, 1981-1988, n.d.
- 45.4. The Book of Dreams, 1963-1980; includes dream journal
- 45.5. The Book of Ma and Psychiatric and Other Branches, 1963-1966, n.d.
- 45.6. The Book of Threes, 1983, n.d.
- 45.7. The Book of Trees, n.d.
- 45.8. The Club: For Gentlemen Only, 1979-1982, n.d.
- 45.9. Diary of a White Liberal Racist, 1968-1969
- 46.1-46.6. Down the Manhole, 1971-1992.
See #F+D.4 for "Questionnaire on Male Sexuality" removed from #46.1.
- 46.7. Ecole Maternelle and Socialist Morality, 1959
- 46.8-47.1. Fiction (draft), 1973, n.d. (3 folders)
- 47.2. Fiction (published), 1942-1980
- 47.3. Figleaf, 1960-1970 (scattered)
- 47.4. Francis Marion: the Swamp Fox, n.d.
- 47.5-48.1. Growing Up Female In America, 1970-1991; includes typescripts of letters re: Eliza Southgate (1798-1833) [no originals]
(#47.6) and uncataloged photographs (#47.7) (7 folders).
See #F+D.4 for dust jacket removed from #47.5.
- 48.2. Humor, 1966-1986, n.d. (scattered)
- 48.3. "If You're Black Get Back, If You're White Alright No More," 1969.
See also #50.10.
- 48.5. Introduction to Celebrity Mantras, 1976
- 48.6. Language use and abuse, 1971-1984, n.d. (scattered)
- 48.7. The Lucky Coin (unfinished novel), n.d.
- 48.8-48.10. Lyrics, 1944-1989, n.d. (scattered); includes letter from Carl Marzani.
See also #FD.1, F+D.2 and SD.1 for additional music scores and lyrics removed from
- 49.1. Non-fiction (draft), 1964-1981, n.d. (scattered)
- 49.2. Non-fiction (published), 1948-1977
- 49.3-49.4. "Pandora's Box" (game), 1976-1978
- 49.5. Paper doll book and comic strip, 1979, n.d.
- 49.6. [Publication lists], n.d.
- 49.7. Quotations and notes for books and poetry, n.d.
- 49.8. Reviews [by Merriam], 1956-1985, n.d. (scattered).
- 49.9-50.1. Reviews, publicity, and related, 1941-1992 (4 folders).
See #F+D.4 for dust jackets and publicity poster removed from #49.11.
- PD.11. Photographs removed from #49.9 and 49.10
- 50.2. "Sex and Semantics," 1961-1974, n.d.
- 50.3. "Sexism: The Unconscious ism," 1961-1981, n.d. (scattered)
- 50.4. Sexist language, n.d.
- 50.5. "Short Snorts," 1944
- 50.6. Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., 1956-1986, n.d. (scattered)
- 50.7. [Various royalty statements and correspondence re: publications], 1946-1966 (scattered)
- 50.8. [Various writing notes and drafts], 1957-1973, n.d.
- 50.9. "What Doctors Don't Know about Sex," 1965; includes conference notes and an interview with Phyllis Leon [Lyon]
- Series III. TEACHING MATERIALS, LECTURES, AND APPEARANCES, 1962-1991 (#50.10-53.7)
- 50.10. Administrative material re: student strike (City College of New York), 1969
- 50.11. The Changing Roles of Men and Women, 1976, n.d.
- 50.12-50.13. A Feminist Discourse on Love (New School for Social Research), 1985-1986.
See #F+D.4 for class list removed from #50.12 and poster removed from #50.13.
- 51.1-51.9. [Lectures, appearances, and related], 1962-1991.
See #F+D.4 and OD.1 for publicity pamphlets and posters removed from #51.5, 51.7.
- 52.1-52.3. Literature and the Status of Women (New York University), 1965-1966
- 52.4. Other teaching materials, 1966-1989, n.d. (scattered)
- 52.5. Playwriting (Centre College), 1989
- 52.6-53.2. Poetry workshop (New York University), 1988; includes uncataloged photograph (#53.2)
- 53.4. Sex, Semantics, etc. (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota), 1975
- 53.5. Short story class (City College of New York), 1966-1967
- 53.6. Women in America: A Sociocultural Inquiry (?) (New York University), 1964
- 53.7. Writer's workshop (New York University), 1967-1968
- Series IV. PHOTOGRAPHS AND OVERSIZED, 1952-1985 (#PD.12-PD.13sl, FD.1, F+D.1-F+D.4,
PD.1 - PD.13sl. FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS
PD.1-PD.11 contain photographs found with other documents. Photographs were removed
and foldered separately, and their folders listed in the various series above.
- PD.12. Photographs of Eve Merriam and family, 1952-1985 (85 photographs)
- PD.13sl. Slides of Leonard Lewin, ca.1960 (2 slides)
- FD.1. Items removed from #7.8, 8.8, 16.6, 18.4, 22.1, 38.6, 48.10
- F+D.1. Items removed from #1.6, 7.7, 9.1, 9.4, 10.3, 10.6, 10.7, 14.14, 15.1, 16.6, 20.7,
22.1, 22.4, 25.2
- F+D.2. Various scores and items removed from #25.6 and 48.10.
- F+D.3. Inner City song book, 1972
- F+D.4. Items removed from #26.8, 27.2, 27.3, 27.5, 27.6, 28.5, 28.8, 30.11, 33.9, 34.5, 36.4,
37.10, 38.6, 46.1, 47.5, 49.11, 50.12, 50.13, 51.5, 51.7
- OD.1. Items removed from #6.10, 9.5, 16.6, 30.11, 31.1, 51.7
- SD.1. Items removed from #16.6, 48.10
American fiction--20th century
American poetry--20th century
Authors, American--20th century
Authors and publishers--United States
College teachers--New York (State)--New York
Feminism and theater
Jewish women--United States
Manuscripts for publication
Social problems in literature
Women authors, American--20th century
Women dramatists, American--20th century
Women poets, American--20th century
Ciardi, John, 1916-1986
De Vries, Peter, 1910-1993
Hayward, Leland, 1902-1971
Lear, Frances, 1923-1996
Lerner, Gerda, 1920-2013
McWilliams, Carey, 1905-1980
Pennant, Edmund, 1917-
Thurman, Judith, 1946-
Whitman, Ruth, 1922-1999