Collection Number: PR6001.U4_Z97

Collection Title: W. H. Auden Ephemera from the Collection of Robert P. Rushmore, 1950-1979

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Size 1.75 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 116 items)
Abstract W. H. Auden was born in 1907 in York, North Yorkshire. He was an Anglo-American poet, widely regarded as one of the great writers of the 20th century. He died in Vienna in 1973. These materials were collected by Robert P. Rushmore. They include first appearances of Auden's poetry in periodicals, prose by Auden in periodicals, and other materials relating to Auden and his work.
Creator Rushmore, Robert P.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in W. H. Auden Ephemera from the Collection of Robert P. Rushmore (PR6001.U4 Z97, Rare Book Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
From the collection of Robert P. Rushmore, given to the Library July 24, 1998
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W. H. Auden was born in 1907 in York, North Yorkshire. He was an Anglo-American poet, widely regarded as one of the great writers of the 20th century. He died in Vienna in 1973.

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These materials were collected by Robert P. Rushmore. They include first appearances of Auden's poetry in periodicals, prose by Auden in periodicals, and other materials relating to Auden and his work.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Poetry by Auden, 1954-1973.

54 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetically by periodical, and chronologically within periodical.

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34 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetically by periodical.

Folder 1

The Atlantic Monthly: Limbo culture (v. 200, no. 5, November 1957); Partition (v. 216, no. 6, December 1966) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

Encounter: A change of air (v. xviii, no. 1, January, 1962); Encomium balnei (v. xix, no. 2, August 1962); Iceland revisited (v. xxiii, no. 1, July 1964); Insignificant elephants (v. xxvii, no. 3, September 1966); Since (v. xxiv, no. 5, May 1965 #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

Harper's Bazaar: The proof (December 1954) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

The Harvard Advocate: Dear diary (v. C no. 3-4, Fall 1966) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

The Listener: The cave of making (in memoriam Louis MacNeice) (v. lxxii, October 1, 1964) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

The London Magazine: Ascension Day 1964 (v. 4, no. 5, August 1964); Joseph Weinheber (1892-1945) (v. 5, no. 4, July 1965) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

The New York Times: Hymn to the United Nations (Monday, October 25, 1971) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

The New York Times magazine: The maker (April 28, 1963) Accompanied by material for Poetry in Crystal, a glass exhibition.= #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

The New Yorker: Academic graffiti (May 8, 1971); After reading a child's guide to modern physics (v. xxxviii, no. 39, November 17, 1962); The aliens (v. xlvi, no. 40, November 21, 1970); The art of healing (In memoriam David Protetch, M.D. 1923-1969) (v. xlv, no. 32, September 27, 1969); City without walls (v. xliv, no. 10, April 27, 1968); Fairground (v. xlii, no. 26, August 20, 1966); The Horatians (v. xlv, no. 14, May 24, 1969); Moon landing; On the circuit (v. xl, no. 20, July 1964); A shock (March 12, 1972); Talking to myself (v. xlviii, no. 18, June 24, 1972); Thanksgiving for a habitat (for Geoffrey Gorer) (v. xxxix, no. 26, August 17, 1963); Upredictable but providential (for Loren Eisley) (v. xlix, no. 8, April 14, 1973) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

The Quest: Precious me (v. I, no. 1, winter 1965-1966) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

The Reporter: Whitsunday in Kirchstetten (for H. A. Reinhold) (November 22, 1962) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

The Saturday Evening Post: You (v. 235, no. 9, March 3, 1962) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

The Scientific American: A New Year greeting (for Vassily Yanowsky) (v. 221, no. 6, December 1969) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

Shenandoah: The garrison (v. 21, no. 3, Spring, 1970) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.1. First appearances of poems in miscellaneous periodicals, 1954-1973." Folder 1

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20 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Folder 2

The ballad of Barnaby (v. xiii, no. 11, December 18, 1969) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

Offprint of The ballad of Barnaby on blue paper #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

The common life (for Chester Kallman) (v i, no. 9, December 26, 1963) 2 copies #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

Epistle to a godson (v. xii, no. 11, June 5, 1969) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

Et in Arcadia ego (v. iv, no. 9, June 3, 1965) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

Filler (v. vi, no. 8, May 12, 1966) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

Forty years on (v. xi, no. 5, September 26, 1968) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

The lay of Grimnir, translated from the Icelandic by Auden and Paul B. Taylor (February 27, 1969) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

The lay of Völand, translated from the Icelandic by Auden and Paul B. Taylor. (v. viii, no. 1, January 26, 1967) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

Lines to Dr. Walter Birk on his retiring from general practice (v. xvi, no. 2, February 11, 1971) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

Marginalia (v. vi, no. 1, February 3, 1966) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

A mosaic for Marianne Moore (v. ix, no. 8, November 9, 1967) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

Ode to Terminus (v. xi, no. 1, July 11, 1968) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

Old people's homes (v. xv, no. 2, July 23, 1970) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

Poems by Gunnar Ekelöff, translated by Auden. (v. xiii, no. 9 (November 20, 1969) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

Prologue at sixty (v. viii, no. 9, May 18, 1967) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

River profile (v. vii, no. 4, September 22, 1966) #PR6001.U4_Z97, Subseries: "1.2. First appearances of poems in The New York Review of Books, 1965-1970." Folder 2

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55 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetically by periodical, and chronologically within periodical.

Folder 3

Book reviews appearing in miscellaneous periodicals: #PR6001.U4_Z97, Series: "2. Prose by Auden, 1950-1973." Folder 3

Encounter: 2 pieces, 1962

The New York times: 1 piece, 1969

The New Yorker: 18 pieces, 1954-1973

Partisan review, 1 piece, 1950

Shenandoah: 1 piece, 1962

Folder 4

Book reviews appearing in The New York Review of Books #PR6001.U4_Z97, Series: "2. Prose by Auden, 1950-1973." Folder 4

Folder 5

Essays, autobiographical pieces, obituaries, letters to the editor, etc., appearing in periodicals: #PR6001.U4_Z97, Series: "2. Prose by Auden, 1950-1973." Folder 5

The Atlantic Monthly: Auden on poetry (v. 218, no. 2, August 1966); Auden in the looking glass (v. 225, no. 5, May 1970)

Columbia Forum: They had forgotten how to laugh and how to pray (v. xiii, no. 4, winter 1970)

Encounter: The word and the machine (v. ii, no. 4, April 1954); Music in Shakespeare (v. ix, no. 6, December 1957); Dag Hammarskjold (v. xvii, no. 5, November, 1961); Louis MacNeice (v. xxi, no. 5, November 1963); Going into Europe (v. xx, no. 1, January 1963)

Esquire: Do you know too much: (v. lviii, no. 6, December 1962)

The Listener: Louis MacNeice: 1907-63 (v. lxx, October 24 1963); T. S. Eliot, O.M.: a tribute (v. lxxiii, January 7 1965)

The Massachusetts Review: The poet and the city (v. iii, no. 3, spring 1962)

The New York Review of Books: Noah Greenberg (1919-1966) (v. vi, no. 1, February 3 1966)

The New York Times Book Review: Cavafy (March 11, 1973)

The New York Times Magazine: The corruption of innocent neutrons (August 1, 1965)

Vogue: Mirror, a set of notes (December 1962)

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roberta Engleman, March 2007

Encoded by: Roberta Engleman, March 2007

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