Marge Piercy Papers (1958-2004, bulk 1966-2003)
Summary Information
Title: Marge Piercy Papers
Creator: Piercy, Marge
Inclusive dates: 1958-2004
Bulk dates: 1966-2003
Extent: 54 boxes, 8 oversize boxes, and 3 portfolios (approximately 54 linear feet)
Photographs: Photographs are found in box 49 and oversize box 4.
Visual Material: Artwork in box 35, oversize box 7, and portfolio 3. Videotapes in box 54. (DVD copies are available.)
Audio Material: Audio material is in boxes 50-53.
Printed Material: Printed material is in boxes 46 and 47. Published books and serials have been cataloged separately.
Abstract:
Marge Piercy is an internationally recognized feminist poet and writer. A University of Michigan alumna, Piercy is the author of over thirty published works and a contributor to numerous journals and anthologies. The collection documents Piercy’s work as a writer, through manuscripts, literary correspondence, printed ephemera, videotapes, and audio material, as well as a small number of photographs and personal artifacts. Also present are works of others based on or relating to Piercy’s writings. The bulk of the collection is comprised of thirty-four feet of manuscripts and nine feet of correspondence.
Call number: Piercy
Language: The material is in English.
Repository: University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center)

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Restricted Material: Access to a small portion of original materials in the Piercy papers has been restricted due to preservation concerns. In all cases, alternative forms of access have been provided. The restrictions are as follows: Boxes 50-51: Original recordings on open reel tapes have been closed due to their fragile nature. However, copies of these recordings on compact disc are freely available. Box 53: Additional copies ("Backup Copies") of the aforementioned recordable compact discs have been made for backup and reduplication purposes and are intended for staff use only.

Copyright:

Copyright has not been transferred to the Regents of the University of Michigan. Permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s).

Preferred Citation:

Marge Piercy Papers, University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center)

Collection History
Acquisition Information:

The collection was deposited with the library by Marge Piercy beginning in 1987. Additions are anticipated.

Processing Information:

Collection processed and finding aid created by Rebecca Bizonet.


Arrangement

The Marge Piercy Papers are divided into eight series: Writings; Correspondence; Other Activities; Personal; Ephemera; Works by Others; Photographs and Negatives; and Audiovisual.

Summary Contents List:

  1. Writings

    1. Poetry -- Boxes 1-6, oversize boxes 1 and 8
    2. Novels -- Boxes 7-31
    3. Short Stories -- Box 32
    4. Plays -- Boxes 32-33, oversize box 6
    5. Essays and Non-fiction -- Boxes 33-34
  2. Correspondence

    1. Topical File -- Boxes 35-41
    2. Name File -- Boxes 42-43
    3. General Correspondence -- Box 43
  3. Other Activities -- Box 44
  4. Personal -- Boxes 44-45
  5. Ephemera -- Boxes 46-48, oversize boxes 4-6, portfolios 1 and 2
  6. Works by Others -- Box 48, oversize box 7, porfolio 3
  7. Photographs and Negatives -- Box 49, oversize box 4
  8. Audiovisual

    1. Sound Recordings -- Boxes 50-53
    2. Video Recordings -- Box 54


Biography

Piercy was born March 31, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, to parents Bert Bernice Bunnin Piercy and Robert Douglas Piercy. She had one sibling, a half-brother Grant Courtade, many years her senior. Piercy grew up in a working-class neighborhood which held a mix of Irish, Polish, and African Americans. Her father, who worked installing and repairing machinery for Westinghouse, was of Welsh ancestry and from a Presbyterian background. Her mother was Jewish, of Lithuanian and Russian ancestry. Piercy’s maternal grandmother, Hannah Levy Bunnin Adler, was the daughter of a rabbi. (Piercy’s grandfather Bunnin, a Russian Jew, had been a union organizer, murdered for his organizing activities.) Both Piercy’s mother and her grandmother brought her up in the Jewish faith.

According to Piercy, her true life as a writer and poet began at the age of fifteen. Prior to this point, she had always been a voracious reader--earlier childhood illnesses had weakened her physically and caused her to seek refuge in books. Moreover, her mother was a major influence, with her questioning spirit, creativity, and storytelling abilities, and the encouragement of these same qualities in her daughter. Piercy’s fifteenth year, however, saw profound changes in her life--notably a string of tragedies including the death of her grandmother from stomach cancer, the loss of a best friend to a drug overdose, and the poisoning of a beloved cat. (Piercy has always had a strong love of cats.) As a result, she withdrew from earlier gang activity and sexually adventurous behavior, turning an intense focus instead on writing.

After attending public schools in Detroit, Piercy won a scholarship to the University of Michigan. The first person in her family to attend college, she was awarded her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1957. While there, she won major and minor Hopwood Awards in poetry and fiction. Piercy remembers the academic side of college coming easily to her; more difficult was the social sphere, since she did not conform to the ideals for women expected at that time and place. She continued her schooling with a fellowship at Northwestern University, receiving an M.A. in 1958.

While completing her studies at Northwestern, Piercy married French-Jewish physicist Michel Schiff. They spent time in France and Chicago. Their marriage soon ended in divorce, owing mainly to conflicts between Piercy’s progressive views (and her continued dedication to writing) and Schiff’s conventional attitudes towards marriage and the role of women.

After the breakup of her first marriage, Piercy stayed in Chicago, where she supported herself at various low-paying jobs. Although she continued to write steadily, she was unable to get any of her novels published until Going Down Fast (1969), which featured a man as one of its central characters. Her first book of poetry, Breaking Camp , came in 1968.

In 1962 Piercy married again to computer scientist Robert Shapiro. Theirs was an open marriage, with others at times living with them. The two moved frequently, dividing their time between the East Coast and the West Coast and pouring much of their energies into the work of the New Left. Piercy was especially active with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and also a founder of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA). In 1965 the two moved to New York, where Piercy kept up her work with the SDS. Growing increasingly disillusioned with the male-dominated New Left, Piercy began to focus on the growing women’s movement and to devote more of her time to writing. Eventually, tensions within the anti-Establishment community and Piercy’s own declining health caused the couple to leave the city in 1971.

Piercy and Shapiro moved to Cape Cod, where she has lived ever since. Life amidst more natural surroundings proved beneficial to Piercy’s physical health and influenced her writing as well. During this time she created one of her most important early poetic works, the sequence of tarot-related poems Laying Down the Tower . She became further involved in women’s rights and consciousness-raising groups. She also developed an intense connection to the land and the garden. Over time, Piercy and Shapiro’s marriage broke down, and the two divorced in 1980.

Other works during this time period include the novels Small Changes (1973), Vida (1980), and the semi-autobiographical Braided Lives (1982), all of which did much to raise feminist consciousness among her readers. The science fiction novel Woman on the Edge of Time (1976), about an institutionalized woman faced with two alternate versions of the future, is still taught in many women’s studies courses.

In 1982 Piercy married author Ira Wood, whom she had known previously, having written a play, The Last White Class , with him in 1979. They have since collaborated on other works, including the novel Storm Tide (1998) and a writer’s guide. In 1997 they founded their own small publishing firm, Leapfrog Press; they also teach writer’s workshops together.

Beginning in the 1980s Piercy and Wood became active in Jewish renewal. Piercy entered the movement in part to cope with the loss of her mother in 1981 and to reconnect with her spiritual and cultural roots. She has continued to explore ways of embracing both her Judaism and her feminist beliefs.

Major works in the 1980s and 1990s have included the sweeping historical novels Gone to Soldiers (1988) and City of Darkness, City of Light (1996), both told from her distinctive multi-character point of view and feminist perspective. (And both the result of her meticulous research process.) In 1993 her science fiction novel He, She, and It was bestowed the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Her many collections of poetry have garnered accolades from readers, critics, and fellow writers. From her home in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, Marge Piercy continues to write both poetry and fiction. She also maintains a brisk schedule of readings and workshops, and remains an active force in Jewish renewal, the women’s movement, and other social and political issues.

Sources

  1. "Marge Piercy." Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 227: American Novelists Since World War II, Sixth Series . 2000. Literature Resource Center . Gale Group Databases. University of Michigan Libs., Ann Arbor, MI. 10 April 2003 http://www.infotrac.galegroup.com.
  2. "Marge Piercy." Dictionary of Literary Biography: Volume 120: American Poets Since World War II, Third Series . 1992. Literature Resource Center . Gale Group Databases. University of Michigan Libs., Ann Arbor, MI. 10 April 2003 http://www.infotrac.galegroup.com.
  3. Piercy, Marge. Sleeping with Cats: A Memoir . New York: William Morrow, 2002.
  4. Marge Piercy Homepage . Middlemarsh, Inc. 15 December 2003 [accessed] http://www.archer-books.com/Piercy/.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Marge Piercy Papers were deposited with the Special Collections Library by the author in 1987. Since then, she has continued to make frequent additions to the collection. The collection offers insight into Piercy’s literary career from the late 1950s through the present, primarily by way of manuscripts of nearly all of her works, present in early drafts through to production stages. Audiovisual material, photographs, artifacts, and artworks supplement the picture.

Besides documenting the professional life of one of America’s leading feminist writers and activists, the collection offers a glimpse at the literary magazine publishing scene of the 1960s and following, particularly the feminist presses and magazines (such as CALYX and 13th Moon ) which Piercy wrote for and championed. Correspondence with other poets and writers, as well as to fans, reveals Piercy’s development as a writer, her views on important issues, and her influence on others. The collection also steps beyond the literary world (mainly through correspondence) to show Piercy’s collaborations with and support of artists, musicians, and activists (especially women in these fields)--thus reinforcing the fundamental connection for Piercy between her writing and all other aspects of her life.

With roughly fifty-four linear feet of materials, the Marge Piercy papers are divided into eight series: Writings; Correspondence; Other Activities; Personal; Ephemera; Works by Others; Photographs and Negatives; and Audiovisual. Researchers should note that books and serial publications by or from Piercy have been separated from the collection and cataloged individually.

Subject Terms
    Subjects:
    • American poetry -- 20th century.
    • Authors and publishers -- United States -- 20thcentury.
    • Feminism and literature.
    • Jewish renewal -- United States.
    • Jewish women -- United States.
    • Poets, American.
    • Politics and literature.
    • Social change in literature -- United States.
    • Social conflict in literature.
    • Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
    • Women authors, American -- 20th century.
    • Women poets, American -- 20th century.
    Contributors:
    • Anders, Allison.
    • Bender, Eleanor M. (Eleanor Marie), 1941-
    • Benner Larsen, Erling.
    • Bissert, Ellen Marie.
    • Bly, Robert.
    • Broner, E. M.
    • Cantor, Aviva.
    • Daigon, Ruth.
    • Damrosch, Barbara.
    • Dillard, Annie.
    • Doherty, Patricia.
    • Garrett, George P., 1929-
    • Gilbert, Celia, 1932-
    • Hachen, Debra.
    • Hacker, Marilyn, 1942-
    • Hall, Donald, 1928-
    • Hecht, Warren Jay, 1946-
    • Hershon, Robert.
    • Hilderley, Jeriann, 1937-
    • Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-
    • Kerry, John, 1943-
    • Lerner, Michael, 1941-
    • Levertov, Denise, 1923-
    • Lourie, Dick.
    • Mechem, James, 1923-
    • Medakse.
    • Morgan, Robin.
    • Murphy, Mardy.
    • Norris, Joan
    • Pacernick, Gary.
    • Passmore, Nancy.
    • Pease, Roland.
    • Randall, Margaret, 1936-
    • Rich, Adrienne Cecile.
    • Schechter, Ruth Lisa.
    • Shapiro, Robert, 1935-
    • Sklar, Morty, 1935-
    • Snyder, Gary, |s 1930-
    • Spender, Dale.
    • Vernarelli, Lucia.
    • Walker, Sue Brannan, 1940-
    • Wallace, Robert, 1932-
    • Waterflow, Anni.
    • Wood, Ira.
    Genre Terms:
    • Audiotapes.
    • Correspondence.
    • Drafts (documents).
    • Manuscripts.
    • Manuscripts for publication.
    • Poems.
    • Videotapes.
    • Photographs.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Writings [series]:

    The Writings series (34 linear feet) is the largest series in the collection. It consists mainly of manuscripts and production materials for Piercy's poetry and novels, but it also contains other material related to her writing, notably files of background research and correspondence with publishers. The series is divided into five subseries: Poetry, Novels, Short Stories, Plays, and Essays and Non-fiction. In addition to works solely by Piercy are collaborations, most of them with her husband, Ira Wood. Piercy has always preferred typing over longhand, so almost no handwritten material exists, save for corrections to manuscripts and proofs.

    The Poetry subseries consists of two subsubseries: Books and Single Poems. The Books subsubseries includes materials from Piercy's published books of poetry and is organized alphabetically by title. (The Novels subseries is arranged in much the same way, so the two categories will be discussed together further below.) Single Poems consists of various drafts of Piercy's individual poems. They are arranged alphabetically by poem title. An attempt has been made to place poems that have undergone title changes under the most recent title, but some exceptions may occur. Untitled poems and poems that may be fragments are grouped at the end of the section. Some overlap may occur between Single Poems and early drafts within the Books section.

    Within the Novels subseries and the Books portion of the Poetry subseries, the general arrangement is as follows. Each title is divided into groupings of Notes or Research Files; Drafts, which include rough outlines and individual sections through to final, complete manuscripts; and Production Materials. Production Materials generally are comprised of a setting copy of the manuscript (also known as a printer's copy, but here referred to throughout as a setting copy) and various page proofs and galleys. Sometimes small amounts of related material are present as well, such as correspondence with editors and publishers or book reviews.

    Notes or Research Files include background research for Piercy's novels, clippings, and occasionally brief outlines of her work (more so for her novels than for her books of poetry). A striking feature of the collection is the extent and detail of Piercy's research into physical settings and character's backgrounds. This facet is evidenced throughout the Writings series, most notably in the Writings and the Plays subseries.

    Piercy has long relied on databases to store and organize her notes. Many of the research files appear to be printouts from either her own databases or a larger external database. Some of Piercy's earlier notes are typed onto notched cards from a database system, the General Practitioner, which Piercy herself modified and promoted. Additionally, it appears that Piercy has in some cases contracted outside researchers to aid in her research--as, for example, in the Third Child files. Frequently, the intended order of the research files is unclear, and they have thus been minimally processed.

    Within the Drafts section, in many cases the arrangement and order of drafts was originally unclear. Early, partial drafts have frequently been grouped by the processor under the heading "Section Drafts," since they appear to be a result of Piercy's practice of writing first by sections (the sections being divided according to the separate characters in her novels), before arranging these sections together into a complete draft. Working titles, when known, for drafts at various stages are included in the arrangement scheme.

    In the novel Small Changes , the character "Miriam" is based on a character from Maud Awake , an early, unpublished novel. Piercy had difficulty getting this novel published and eventually used portions of it in two later novels, most of it in Small Changes (1973) and some of it in Braided Lives (1982). Small amounts of information about this novel, and other works, are interspersed throughout the collection. Most such information was gleaned through correspondence or conversations between Piercy and collection curators.

    The Short Stories subseries features the few short stories Piercy has written, arranged alphabetically by title.

    The Plays subseries currently contains only one play, the collaboration with Ira Wood entitled The Last White Class: A Play about Neighborhood Terror (1979). This work has an unusual arrangement, and little has been done to change its original order. The "Initial Processor's Notes," written by a previous archival processor, offer an extensive description of the contents of these files. Folders have been assigned a number, with each number keyed to an entry in the Initial Processor's Notes. In general, the files are similar to those found in the "Novels" section, with an assortment of background materials (handwritten and typed notes, database entries, clippings, and pamphlets) and drafts in various stages, but also with elements unique to drama such as staging notes and group planning sessions.

    Essays and Non-fiction consists of book-length works and shorter pieces by Piercy, including some collaborations. They are arranged alphabetically by title. Some highlights of this subseries are files for her database manual, The General Practitioner (co-written with her second husband, Robert Shapiro) and her memoir, Sleeping with Cats .

    The General Practitioner is a guide to the eponymous database, a mechanical "edgenotched," numerically coded card system (as distinct from machine-readable IBM punch cards). It was designed by computing expert Anatol Holt and modified by Robert Shapiro and Marge Piercy. Both of them used the database extensively in their private and professional lives. Piercy was active in encouraging and training her friends and colleagues to use the system. Piercy and Shapiro had hoped through their manual to further explain and popularize the system, but the work never found a publisher. At the end of these files is related material which appears to be connected with the General Practitioner database system.

    In Piercy's autobiography Sleeping with Cats (2002), she revisits significant events of her emotional life and her literary career. Researchers searching for a more intimate view of Piercy than this archive affords would do well to read this memoir. Included here are drafts and production materials. Drafts come in early partial versions (given the label "Various Drafts") and complete versions. Within the Various Drafts section, draft stage is unclear: some chapters appear to be early drafts, which can often be found later in expanded form within the same folder or in other folders; others are incomplete, with pages missing. In each folder, chapters have been left in their original order.

    Also of interest is the writer's guide So You Want to Write: How to Master the Craft of Writing Fiction and the Personal Narrative , co-written with Ira Wood; unfortunately, very little manuscript material for this work is present. As concerns Piercy's shorter pieces, the researcher may find some overlap between this subseries and the "Speeches and Public Engagements" files in the Personal series. The few untitled or fragmented works are grouped at the end of this subseries.

     
    Poetry [subseries]:
     
    Books
     
    The Art of Blessing the Day
     
    Drafts
     
    Section drafts
    Box   1  
    [From Tefillah and Ha-Shannah sections],  undated
    Box   1  
    Maggidim, Midrashim (Of History and Interpretation),  undated
    Box   1  
    Mishpocheh (Family),  undated
    Box   1  
    The Chuppah (Marriage),  undated
    Box   1  
    Tikkun Olam (Repair of the World),  undated
    Box   1  
    Ha Shana (The Year),  undated
    Box   1  
    Tefillah (Prayer),  undated
    Box   1  
    Section title pages and poem source list,  ca. January 1998   

    (with correspondence)

    Box   1  
    Draft, complete,  undated
    Box   1  
    Whole draft, incomplete,  undated
     
    Production Materials
    Box   1  
    Corrected galleys: labeled "setting copy," photocopy,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   1  
    Page proofs, with handwritten corrections,  November 20, 1998 (2 folders)
    Box   1  
    Page proofs for British edition, with handwritten corrections,  November 4, 1998 (2 folders)
     
    Available Light
     
    Drafts
    Box   1  
    Old drafts,  undated
    Box   1  
    Early version: lists where each poem was published,  undated
    Box   1  
    Manuscript: before final selection and revision,  undated
    Box   1  
    Clean copy, incomplete(?),  undated
    Box   1  
    Final manuscript,  undated
     
    Production Materials
    Box   1  
    Setting copy,  undated
    Box   1  
    Author's galleys,  undated
    Box   1  
    Final galleys,  ca. 1988
    Box   1  
    Master galleys,  ca. 1988
    Box   1  
    Master pages, November 2, [1988 ?]
    Box   1  
    Page proofs,  ca. 1988
    Box   1  
    Proofs for British edition, with copyediting in red ink,  ca. 1988
    Box   1  
    Correspondence,  1988 and  undated
     
    Breaking Camp
     
    Drafts
    Box   2  
    Miscellaneous poems,  undated
    Box   2  
    Draft: photocopy and carbon copy, incomplete,  undated
    Box   2  
    Final draft, incomplete,  undated
     
    Production Materials
    Box   2  
    Page proofs, incomplete,  October 30-21, 1967
    Box   2  
    Correspondence,  1965
     
    Circles on the Water
     
    Drafts
    Box   2  
    Final draft,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   2  
    Clean copy,  undated (2 folders)
     
    Production Materials
    Box   2  
    Master galleys,  ca. 1982
    Box   2  
    Author's galleys,  ca. 1982
     
    Colors Passing Through Us
     
    Drafts
    Box   2  
    Early draft,  undated
    Box   2  
    Draft, complete,  undated
     
    Early Grrrl
     
    Drafts
     
    "Preliminary collections for Early Grrrl…"   

    (correction marks indicate that it May actually be later than some of the following drafts)

    Box   2  
    From The Twelve-Spoked Wheel Flashing : Poems of the middle seventies, pp. 1-70,  undated
    Box   2  
    From Hard Loving : Poems from the late Sixties, pp. 71-83,  undated
    Box   2  
    From Breaking Camp : Poems of the early to mid sixties, pp. 86-101,  undated
    Box   2  
    Early, early poems, pp. 101-121,  undated
    Box   2  
    Uncollected poems: poems spanning several decades, pp. 122-155, and miscellaneous pages, n.d
    Box   2  
    Draft [A], complete: with extra copies of front matter, additional miscellaneous pages, and handwritten corrections,  ca. 1998
    Box   2  
    Draft [B], complete: lacking title page,  undated
    Box   2  
    "Last version,"  undated
    Box   2  
    Copy-edited draft: photocopy,  ca. 1998
     
    Early Ripening: American Women's Poetry Now , edited and introduced by Marge Piercy
     
    Drafts
    Box   2  
    Typescript [setting copy?],  undated (2 folders)   

    (includes correspondence from 1988)

     
    Production Materials
    Box   3  
    Proofs, second copy: typesetting proofs,  July 23, 1977 (2 folders)
     
    Eight Chambers of the Heart
     
    Drafts
    Box   3  
    Typescript, complete,  undated (2 folders)
     
    Production Materials
    Box   3  
    Galleys, labeled "master proof,"  November 9, 1994
    Box   3  
    Additional copy of galleys, labeled "master proof," with corrections,  November 9, 1994 (2 folders)
    Box   3  
    Publisher's proofs: photocopy,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   3  
    Additional copy of publisher's proofs,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   3  
    "Paste-up" page proofs, oversize,  undated   

    (stored in oversize box 8)

     
    Hard Loving
    Box   3  
    Drafts: Miscellaneous poems and book plans,  undated
     
    Production Materials
    Box   3  
    Setting copy,  undated
    Box   3  
    Setting copy: photocopy, incomplete,  undated
    Box   3  
    Correspondence,  1970 and  undated
    Box   3  
    Reviews,  1969
     
    Living in the Open
     
    Drafts
    Box   3  
    Book plans, prefatory matter, etc.,  undated
    Box   3  
    Draft #1,  undated
    Box   3  
    Draft #2,  undated
    Box   3  
    Draft #2: carbon copy,  undated
     
    Correspondence
    Box   3  
    Carmack, Sam A.,  1972-1973
    Box   3  
    Nicholas, Nancy,  1975-1977
    Box   3  
    Miscellaneous letters,  1975-1980 and  undated
    Box   3  
    Review,  April 1978
     
    Mars and Her Children: Poems
     
    Drafts
    Box   3  
    Typescript, complete,  undated
    Box   3  
    Typescript, complete, with copy-editing,  undated
    Box   3  
    Typescript, incomplete: computer printout, pp. 110-153,  undated
    Box   3  
    Fragments,  undated
     
    Production Materials
    Box   3  
    Setting copy,  ca. 1992 (2 folders)   

    (with publisher's correspondence, March 27, 1992)

    Box   4  
    Author's galleys, first pass,  ca. 1992
    Box   4  
    Author's galleys, second pass,  ca. 1992
    Box   4  
    Uncorrected proof, bound,  April 1992
     
    The Moon Is Always Female
     
    Drafts
    Box   4  
    Lunarcycle: old drafts,  undated
     
    Production Materials
    Box   4  
    Setting copy,  undated
    Box   4  
    Author's galleys,  October 22, 1979
    Box   4  
    Master galleys, November 2, [1979]
    Box   4  
    Correspondence,  1980
     
    My Mother's Body
     
    Production Materials
    Box   4  
    Setting copy,  1984
    Box   4  
    Page proofs #1,  October 16, 1984
    Box   4  
    Page proofs #2,  undated
    Box   4  
    Correspondence,  1985
     
    Stone, Paper, Knife
     
    Drafts
    Box   4  
    Old drafts,  undated
    Box   4  
    Final draft,  undated
     
    Production Materials
    Box   4  
    Setting copy,  undated
    Box   4  
    Author's galleys,  August 19, 1982
    Box   4  
    Master set repros,  ca. 1983
    Box   4  
    Master set repros: corrected miscellaneous pages,  ca. 1982-1983
    Box   4  
    Final pages, in signatures,  ca. 1983
     
    To Be of Use
     
    Production Materials
    Box   4  
    Setting copy,  ca. 1973
    Box   4  
    Compositor's dummy   

    (stored in oversize box 1)

    Box   4  
    Foundry proof, reader's set,  undated
    Box   4  
    Final galleys, reader's set,  ca. 1973
    Box   4  
    Correspondence,  1974
     
    The Twelve-Spoked Wheel Flashing
     
    Drafts
    Box   4  
    Miscellaneous pages,  undated
    Box   4  
    Typescript, carbon copy,  undated
     
    Production Materials
    Box   4  
    Setting copy,  undated
    Box   4  
    Author's galleys,  ca. 1978
    Box   4  
    Correspondence,  1979
     
    What Are Big Girls Made Of?
     
    Drafts
    Box   5  
    Early draft: assembled from various single poems from different years,  1991-1994 and  undated
    Box   5  
    Typescript, "Big Girl Poems that are converted into Word fr. Red disc #9," incomplete,  undated
    Box   5  
    Typescript, incomplete,  undated
    Box   5  
    Typescript, with note "This copy has a few minor errors in it,"  undated
    Box   5  
    Typescript: "Draft Big Girls," with handwritten corrections, complete,  undated
    Box   5  
    Typescript: "Corrections to be inserted" and "Originals of revised chapters and pages,"  ca. 1996   

    (includes publisher's correspondence, July 1996)

     
    Production Materials
    Box   5  
    Setting copy, with layout pages,  August 16, 1996 and  undated
    Box   5  
    Layout and design corrections,  August 29, 1996
    Box   5  
    Author's galleys, first pass,  September 4, 1996
    Box   5  
    Master set galleys, first pass,  September 4, 1996   

    (labeled "page proofs")

    Box   5  
    First pass corrections on galleys,  September 4, 1996
    Box   5  
    Author's galleys, second pass,  October 15, 1996
    Box   5  
    Foul corrections from second pass,  October 15, 1996
    Box   5  
    Page proofs, master set,  October 15, 1996
    Box   5  
    Page proofs, in signatures,  February 5, 1997
    Box   5  
    Creative Graphics, Inc. production materials: file map and related,  1996
     
    Written in Bone : British edition of selected early poems   

    (similar but prior to Early Grrrl )

    Box   5  
    Production Materials: Page proofs,  June 1998
     
    Single Poems (31 folders)
    Box   5  
    A-C, scattered dates
    Box   6  
    D-Z, scattered dates
    Box   6  
    Untitled, scattered dates   

    (May include fragments of poems)

     
    Novels [subseries]:
     
    Braided Lives
     
    Drafts
     
    Maud Awake   

    (early work and source for the novels Braided Lives and Small Changes ; see curator's note in first folder)

    Box   7  
    Chapters 1-14, 16-35, incomplete,  undated (4 folders)
    Box   7  
    Maud Awake and Maud, miscellaneous pages,  undated (4 folders)
    Box   7  
    Maud, chapters 11-33, incomplete,  undated (3 folders)
     
    The First Eight Lives
    Box   7  
    Complete,  undated (6 folders)
    Box   7  
    Incomplete,  undated (7 folders)
    Box   7  
    Retyped pages,  undated
    Box   8  
    Last (?) draft, carbon copy, complete,  undated (6 folders)
    Box   8  
    Last (?) draft, incomplete,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   8  
    Chapter 5 (?): What Women Are Made For,  undated
    Box   8  
    Miscellaneous pages,  undated
     
    Production Materials
    Box   8  
    Setting copy,  ca. June 1981 (7 folders)
     
    City of Darkness, City of Light
     
    Research Files
    Box   8  
    Concordet 1, scattered dates (2 folders)
    Box   8  
    Concordet 2, scattered dates (2 folders)
    Box   8  
    Danton, scattered dates
    Box   8  
    Robespierre 1,  undated
    Box   8  
    Robespierre 2,  undated
    Box   9  
    Women, scattered dates (3 folders)
    Box   9  
    Pictures--Daily Life,  1979-1981 and  undated
    Box   9  
    Daily Life,  undated
    Box   9  
    Maps,  1972 and  undated
    Box   9  
    Local Color,  undated
    Box   9  
    [France]: miscellaneous travel descriptions,  undated
     
    Drafts
    Box   9  
    "Novel": with handwritten editing and notes,  undated (7 folders)
    Box   9  
    Untitled [with changes from "Novel" incorporated],  undated (8 folders)
     
    Untitled manuscript, replacement chapters,  May 3, 1995
    Box   9  
    Chapters 1-13
    Box   9  
    Chapters 14-23
    Box   9  
    Chapters 23, 25-33, 92
    Box   9  
    "Copies of inserts" and "Explanatory notes,"  ca. 1996   

    (includes correspondence from July 1996 and mockups for book covers)

    Box   10  
    Vermillion,  undated (5 folders)
    Box   10  
    New Wine,  undated (5 folders)
     
    Production Materials
    Box   10  
    Setting copy: photocopy,  ca. June 1996 (5 folders)
    Box   10  
    Galley proofs,  July 1-25, 1996 (3 folders)
     
    Dance the Eagle to Sleep
     
    Drafts
    Box   11  
    Unrevised manuscript,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   11  
    Final manuscript,  undated (4 folders)
    Box   11  
    Incomplete typescripts, carbon copies and miscellaneous pages,  undated (6 folders)
     
    Production Materials
    Box   11  
    Final galleys,  ca. 1970
    Box   11  
    Page proofs,  ca. 1970
    Box   11  
    Page proofs, setting copy, incomplete,  ca. 1970
     
    Fly Away Home
     
    Research files
    Box   11  
    Notes on arson: from edgenotched card database,  undated
     
    Drafts
    Box   11  
    First draft,  undated (6 folders)
    Box   11  
    Originals of second draft, incomplete,  undated (4 folders)
    Box   11  
    Second carbon copy, incomplete,  undated (3 folders)
    Box   12  
    Revised pages,  undated
    Box   12  
    Complete manuscript,  undated (6 folders)
    Box   12  
    Typescript with holograph correction,  undated (4 folders)
     
    Going Down Fast ,  undated
     
    Drafts
     
    Section drafts
    Box   12  
    Anna's eyes,  undated
    Box   12  
    Asher's angle,  undated
    Box   12  
    Rowley's nose,  undated
    Box   12  
    Miscellaneous pages,  undated
    Box   12  
    Draft #1, incomplete,  undated (2 folders)
     
    Production Materials
    Box   12  
    Setting copy,  undated (2 folders)
     
    Gone to Soldiers
     
    Notes
    Box   13  
    "WW2 Novel Notes": notebook,  undated
     
    Drafts
     
    Section drafts
    Box   13  
    Abra,  undated
    Box   13  
    Bernice,  undated
    Box   13  
    Daniel,  undated
    Box   13  
    Duvey,  undated
    Box   13  
    Friedman,  undated
     
    Jacqueline,  undated
    Box   13  
    Complete,  undated
    Box   13  
    Incomplete,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   13  
    Jeff,  undated
    Box   13  
    Louise,  undated
    Box   13  
    Murray,  undated
    Box   13  
    Naomi,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   13  
    One Cold Sunday,  undated
    Box   13  
    Ruthie,  undated
    Box   13  
    Sequel (?),  undated
     
    Early draft,  undated (4 folders)
    Box   13  
    pp. 1-270
    Box   13  
    pp. 271-514
    Box   13  
    pp. 515-763
    Box   14  
    pp. 765-1065
    Box   14  
    Marge's version, incomplete,  undated (5 folders)
    Box   14  
    Ileene Smith edited manuscript,  undated (5 folders)
    Box   14  
    French manuscript, incomplete,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   15  
    Fourth draft, The Length of the Night ,  undated (5 folders)
    Box   15  
    Draft #6,  undated (9 folders)
     
    Typescript, incomplete: mix of several different typescripts; some partial chapters, some duplicate chapters (5 folders)
    Box   15  
    Chapters 1, 2, 4-7, 9, 65, 85, 86, 94,  undated
    Box   15  
    Chapters 2, 5, 46, 53, 63, 69, 70-74, 76, 86, 90, 92,  undated
    Box   15  
    Chapters 10-14, 45, 54, 58, 62, 85, 86, 94,  undated
    Box   15  
    Chapters 65, 74, 76, 77, 80, 81, 87,  undated
    Box   15  
    Chapters 65-68, 79, 81-83, 86,  undated
     
    Production Materials
    Box   16  
    Word list, style sheet, and time sequence,  undated
    Box   16  
    Setting copy,  undated (10 folders)
    Box   16  
    Master set, second pass,  undated (4 folders)
    Box   16  
    Page proofs,  undated (4 folders)
    Box   16  
    Correspondence,  undated
     
    He, She, and It   

    (British title, Body of Glass )

     
    Research files
    Box   17  
    Database printouts, scattered dates (2 folders)   

    (includes other background research)

    Box   17  
    Notes and comments,  undated
    Box   17  
    Climate,  1989-1990 and  undated
    Box   17  
    Cyborgs, robots, and golem legend,  undated   

    (includes correspondence, 1987-1988)

     
    Drafts
    Box   17  
    Acknowledgements: photocopy,  undated
     
    "New novel"
    Box   17  
    pp. 3-61,  undated
    Box   17  
    Shira,  undated
    Box   17  
    Malkah,  undated
    Box   17  
    Shira: sections 1-16,  August 16, 1989 (2 folders)
     
    Shira [later draft?],  undated (33 folders)
    Box   17  
    Sections 1-30
    Box   18  
    Sections 31-33
    Box   18  
    Malkah: sections 1-16,  undated (16 folders)
    Box   18  
    Typescript "R,"  undated (7 folders)
    Box   18  
    Third draft: entitled Body of Glass ,  undated (4 folders)
    Box   19  
    Body of Glass typescript,  undated (4 folders)
     
    Production Materials
    Box   19  
    Setting copy,  1991 (4 folders)
     
    Proofs
    Box   19  
    Master set, first pass,  June 27, 1991 (3 folders)
    Box   19  
    Master set, dupe repro,  June 27, 1991 (3 folders)
    Box   19  
    Page proofs,  August 2, 1991 (3 folders)
    Box   19  
    Page proofs, in signatures,  undated
    Box   20  
    Body of Glass page proofs: paperback, 1st edition,  January 16-17, 1992 (2 folders)
     
    The High Cost of Living
    Box   20  
    Notes,  undated
     
    Drafts
    Box   20  
    A Snarl of Talkers: a Romance,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   20  
    Incomplete?,  undated (3 folders)
    Box   20  
    Photocopy and carbon copy, chapters 6-19,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   20  
    Carbon copy, incomplete,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   20  
    Partial drafts,  undated
    Box   20  
    Original: 2 onion, 1 back, incomplete,  undated (2 folders)
     
    Production Materials
    Box   20  
    Setting copy,  undated (2 folders)
     
    Page proofs
    Box   20  
    Master set, first pass,  undated (2 folders)
    Box   21  
    Master set, third pass,  undated (2 folders)
     
    The Longings of Women
    Box   21  
    Notes,  1993 and  undated
     
    Drafts
    Box   21  
    Three Degrees Below Desperate,  undated (5 folders)
     
    Leila
    Box   21  
    Draft [A]: chapters separately paginated,  undated (8 folders)   

    (possibly several drafts commingled)

    Box   21  
    Draft [B]: continuous pagination,  undated (8 folders)   

    (contains more than one version of some sections; possibly two or more drafts commingled)

    Box   21  
    "Original": [final] typescript,  undated (6 folders)
     
    Production Materials
    Box   22  
    Uncorrected proofs, hardcover edition,  March 1994
    Box   22  
    Page proofs, paperback edition,  January 6, 1995 (5 folders)
     
    Small Changes   

    (the character "Miriam" based on a character from Maud Awake , an early, unpublished novel)

    Box   22  
    Notes: notes and miscellaneous pages,  undated
     
    Drafts
    Box   22  
    Draft,  undated (7 folders)
    Box   22  
    Draft, carbon copy: lacking p. 544,  undated (8 folders)
    Box   22  
    Draft, partial,  undated (5 folders)
     
    Production Materials
    Box   23  
    Setting copy,  ca. 1973 (6 folders)
    Box   23  
    Final galleys,  1973
    Box   23  
    Page proofs,  1973
     
    Storm Tide , co-written with Ira Wood   

    (some chapter numbers differ from those in finished work)

     
    Drafts
     
    Drafts R2, R2+, R2+++, R3: commingled but arranged together in successive chapter order, for the most part
    Box   23  
    R2: Chapter 1,  undated
    Box   23  
    R3 (and unlabeled): Chapters 1-10, 50 (incomplete),  undated
    Box   23  
    R2 (but not all marked): Chapters 1, 5, 8, 9, 38, 39, 45, 50, 51, 54, 55,  undated
    Box   23  
    R2 (and unlabeled): Chapters 4-8,  undated
    Box   23  
    R3 (and unlabeled): Chapters 11-18, with two versions of chapters 16 and 17,  undated
    Box   23  
    R2 (and R2+, R2+++): Chapters 19-33, with two versions of chapter 20,  undated
    Box   23  
    R2: Chapter 26,  undated
    Box   23  
    R2+ (and unlabeled): Chapters 34-46,  undated
    Box   23  
    R2 and/or R3?: Chapters 47-55,  undated
     
    Untitled draft
    Box   23  
    Chapters 1-10,  undated
    Box   23  
    Chapter 22: David 12,  undated
     
    Cinnamon and Salt drafts
    Box   24  
    Second draft, complete,  undated (5 folders)
    Box   24  
    Unnumbered draft [A],  undated (4 folders)
    Box   24  
    Unnumbered draft [B]: with holograph changes, complete,  undated (3 folders)   

    (title crossed out and replaced with Storm Tide )

    Box   24  
    Miscellaneous drafts: Chapter 51, two versions,  undated
    Box   24  
    Fourth draft, complete,  undated (3 folders)
    Box   24  
    Final draft, complete,  undated (3 folders)   

    (not certain truly final draft)

    Box   24  
    Complete draft,  undated (3 folders)   

    (draft number unknown)

     
    Summer People
     
    Drafts
     
    Dragon & Jezebel version
    Box   25  
    #1 draft, chapters 1-4, incomplete, p. 17, 24 wanting,  undated
    Box   25  
    #2 draft, chapters 1, 3-4,  undated
    Box   25  
    #3 draft, chapters 1, 3-7,  undated
    Box   25  
    #4 draft, chapters 3-4,  undated
    Box   25  
    #5 draft, chapters 4, 8, 16, 17,  undated
    Box   25  
    #6 draft, incomplete,  undated (4 folders)
    Box   25  
    #7 draft, chapters 3, 14, 37,  undated
    Box   25  
    #8 draft, incomplete,  July 28, 1988 undated
    Box   25  
    #9 draft, revised, chapters 1, 3, 16,  undated
    Box   25  
    #9A draft, chapters 1, 3, 5-7, 10, 13, 37, 39, typescript,  undated
    Box   25  
    #10 draft, computer printout incomplete,,  undated (3 folders)
    Box   25  
    #10A draft, typescript,  undated (4 folders)
    Box   25  
    #11 draft, computer printout, chapters 24, 48, 54,  undated
    Box   25  
    #11A draft, typescript, chapters 1, 7, 9, 21, 24, 34,  undated
    Box   25  
    #11B draft, typescript, chapter 34,  undated
    Box   25  
    #12 draft, computer printout, complete,  undated (4 folders)   

    (includes note on blue paper, "Ileene Smith. Summer People")

    Box   26  
    "Old" typescript, complete,  undated (6 folders)
    Box   26  
    Complete,  undated (6 folders)
    Box   26  
    Typescript, pp. 1-145, 208-218,  undated ( 2 folders)
     
    Production Materials
    Box   26  
    Setting copy,  September 1988 (6 folders)
    Box   26  
    Page proofs,  ca. 1989
    Box   26  
    Editor's/author's repro. proofs: missing p. 325,  ca. 1989 (2 folders)
    Box   26  
    Correspondence,  1989
     
    The Third Child
     
    Research Files: clippings, Internet printouts, notes (location and character descriptions, plot outlines, etc.)
    Box   27  
    Death Penalty,  2000 and  undated (2 folders)   

    (includes other topics)

    Box   27  
    Scandals,  2001 and  undated (2 folders)   

    (includes other topics)

    Box   27  
    "Research 3rd Child,"  2000-2002 and  undated (2 folders)   

    (includes critiques and suggestions from associates)

     
    Drafts
     
    First draft, incomplete
    Box   27  
    Chapters 1-5, 6-9,  undated
    Box   27  
    Chapter 12,  undated
    Box   27  
    Chapters 14-19,  undated
    Box   27  
    Chapters 21-23,  undated
    Box   27  
    Chapters 28-30,  undated
     
    Second draft, incomplete
    Box   27  
    Chapters 8-11,  undated
    Box   27  
    Chapters 12-14,  undated
    Box   27  
    Chapters 15-19,  undated
    Box   27  
    Chapters 22-27,  undated
    Box   27  
    Chapters 25,  undated   

    (May belong to another draft)

     
    Third draft, incomplete
    Box   27  
    Chapters 1-5,  undated
    Box   27  
    Chapters 6-7,  undated
    Box   27  
    Chapters 20-24,  undated
     
    Fourth draft
    Box   27  
    Chapter 3,  undated   

    (May belong to another draft)

    Box   27  
    Complete,  undated
     
    Unnumbered draft(s), incomplete
    Box   27  
    Chapters 1-12,  undated   

    (two versions of chapter 4)

    (chapters separately paginated)

    Box   27  
    Chapters 2, 5, 11, 12, 15-17,  undated   

    (chapters separately paginated)

    Box   27  
    Chapters 11, 13,  undated   

    (chapters separately paginated)

    Box   27  
    Chapters 13-18,  undated   

    (two versions of chapter 17)

    Box   27  
    Chapters 14, 15, 32-34,  undated   

    (chapters separately paginated)

    Box   27  
    Chapters 19-25,  undated   

    (some chapters incomplete)

    (chapters separately paginated)

    Box   27  
    Chapter 22,  undated   

    (continuous pagination)

    Box   27  
    Chapters 25-27,  undated ne   

    (chapters separately paginated)

    Box   27  
    Chapter 28,  undated   

    (continuous pagination)

     
    Three Women
     
    Research files
    Box   28  
    Notes and clippings,  1998 and  undated
    Box   28  
    "Plot and character stuff,"  1998 and  undated
     
    Drafts
     
    Overload
     
    First draft, incomplete   

    (chapters separately paginated; some duplicate chapters, some of which are only partial: chapters 4, 12, 27, 31, 35, 36, and loose pages)

    Box   28  
    Chapters 1-29,  undated
    Box   28  
    Chapters 30-39, 45-61,  undated
     
    Second draft, incomplete   

    (chapters separately paginated; some duplicate chapters, some of which are partial; missing final chapters)

    Box   28  
    Chapters 1-16,  undated
    Box   28  
    Chapters 17-38,  undated
    Box   28  
    Chapters 39-58,  undated
    Box   28  
    Third draft: missing p. 282,  undated (2 folders)   

    (continuous pagination)

    Box   28  
    Fourth draft, complete,  undated (2 folders)   

    (continuous pagination)

    Box   28  
    Complete draft,  undated (2 folders)   

    (continuous pagination)

    Box   28  
    Complete draft: Overload crossed out and changed to Three Women , photocopy,  undated (2 folders)   

    (continuous pagination)

     
    Incomplete draft(s)
    Box   29  
    Front matter and chapters 29-50 (pp. 254-414),  undated   

    (continuous pagination)

    Box   29  
    Chapters 40, 43-46, 48-56, 59-60,  undated   

    (separately paginated chapters)

    Box   29  
    Production Materials: Galley corrections: photocopy,  April 20, 1999
     
    Vida
     
    Drafts
    Box   29  
    Out of Bounds, draft 1,  undated (3 folders)
    Box   29  
    Second draft, original, "rough,"  undated (3 folders)
     
    A Book of Matches, draft 2
    Box   29  
    Complete,  undated (3 folders)
    Box   29  
    Chapters [6]-21,  undated (3 folders)
    Box   29  
    Chapters 8-16,  undated
    Box   29  
    Miscellaneous pages,  undated
    Box   30  
    A Common Act of War, draft 3, "last copy,"  undated (2 folders)
    Box   30  
    Third draft,  undated (3 folders)
    Box   30  
    Last draft, fourth copy,  undated (3 folders)
    Box   30  
    Production Materials: Setting copy,  April 1979 (3 folders)
     
    Woman on the Edge of Time
    Box   30  
    Notes: "First writings for Woman on the Edge of Time ": thematic and plot ideas,  undated
     
    Drafts
     
    Rough draft
    Box   30  
    Complete,  undated (3 folders)
    Box   31  
    Chapters 1-6,  undated
    Box   31  
    Chapters 3-6,  undated
    Box   31  
    Rejects from #3,  undated
    Box   31  
    Original manuscript [setting copy],  ca. 1976 (3 folders)
    Box   31  
    Correspondence,  1976
     
    Short Stories [subseries]:
    Box   32  
    "Do You Love Me?"
    Box   32  
    Cannicule: drafts 1 and 2 and poem,  undated
    Box   32  
    Short story: drafts 3, 4, and [final],  undated
    Box   32  
    "Dynastic Encounter": two versions,  undated
    Box   32  
    "Little Sister, Cat and Mouse": final manuscript,  undated
     
    Plays [subseries]:
     
    The Last White Class: A Play About Neighborhood Terror : play by David Ira Wood [i.e. Ira Wood] and Marge Piercy
    Box   32  
    Initial Processor's Notes: description of contents and arrangement,  March 2, 1994 and  undated
    Box   32  
    Folders 1-27c, scattered dates and  undated   

    (contents of folder 17 stored separately in oversize box 6)

    Box   33  
    Folders 28a-36, scattered dates and  undated
    Box   33  
    Additional material: complete draft and "random pages,"  ca. 1978 (3 folders)   

    (not listed in Initial Processor's Notes)

     
    Essays and Non-fiction [subseries]:
    Box   33  
    "Feminist Eyes Wide Open": submitted for a twentieth anniversary edition of the Scarecrow Press' Women's Culture ,  ca. 2001
     
    The General Practitioner: a Manual for an Edgenotched Card System for Storing and Retrieving Information , by Marge Piercy and Robert Shapiro   

    (Marge Piercy and Robert Shapiro's database system, based on a system devised by Anatol Holt)

     
    Notes
    Box   33  
    Edgenotched cards: notes on understanding and using the system,  undated
    Box   33  
    Samples from Marge Piercy's database: edgenotched cards and code lists,  undated
     
    Drafts
    Box   33  
    Complete draft,  ca. 1965-1966
    Box   33  
    Incomplete drafts, appendices, notes, and testimonial correspondence,  1966-1967 and  undated
    Box   33  
    Grant application and project description,  undated (2 folders)   

    (includes correspondence, 1968)

     
    Related material
    Box   33  
    "How to Contribute Cards to a Movement Database,"  undated
    Box   33  
    Fragments: untitled "working guide"; portion of original manuscript; "new descriptors" codes; miscellaneous notes; and "end codes,"  undated
    Box   33  
    "Imaginary Sex: APR symposium,"  undated
    Box   33  
    Parti-Colored Blocks for a Quilt : final manuscript,  undated (2 folders)
     
    Sleeping with Cats : autobiography
     
    Drafts
     
    Various drafts   

    (partial, unnumbered drafts)

    Box   33  
    Chapter 1,  undated
    Box   33  
    Chapters 1-3,  undated
    Box   33  
    Chapters 1, 3-6,  undated
    Box   33  
    Chapters 1, 4,  undated
    Box   33  
    Chapters 2, 7-11,  undated
    Box   33  
    Chapters 5, 8, 9, 11-12, and "Piercy" section,  undated
    Box   33  
    Chapters 6-10, 13-16,  undated
    Box   34  
    Chapters 8, 12-14, 17, and miscellaneous pages,  undated
    Box   34  
    Chapters, 9-15,  undated
    Box   34  
    Chapters 16, 18, 19, 21, 22 (originally ch. 20),  undated
    Box   34  
    Chapter 17,  undated
    Box   34  
    Interlude in the Present: The February Lesson, Piercy--Interlude One, pp. 83-90,  undated
     
    "Rewrite #4"
    Box   34  
    Chapters 1-9,  undated
    Box   34  
    Chapter 21,  undated
    Box   34  
    Chapter 22,  undated
    Box   34  
    Complete draft [A],  undated (3 folders)
    Box   34  
    Complete draft [B]: missing title page,  undated (3 folders)
    Box   34  
    Copy edited manuscript: photocopy,  undated
     
    Production Materials
    Box   34  
    Second-pass pages,  July 16-17, 2001 (2 folders)
    Box   34  
    Composite cover for British edition,  November 2001
     
    So You Want to Write: How to Master the Craft of Writing Fiction and the Personal Narrative , by Marge Piercy and Ira Wood
     
    Drafts
    Box   34  
    Computer printout, incomplete,  undated
    Box   34  
    Computer printout, incomplete: pp. 6-7,  undated
    Box   34  
    "Statement for 'Sidelights'": portion of a Contemporary Authors sketch,  ca. 1982
    Box   34  
    Untitled, begins: "There are always two forces defining someone as Jew…,"  undated
     
    Fragments [subseries]:
    Box   34  
    Prose,  undated
     
    Correspondence [series]:

    The Correspondence series consists of nine linear feet of material, divided into several subseries, largely mirroring the original system of arrangement. The series as a whole provides insight primarily into Piercy's professional activities, but it also reveals her views on writing, publishing, important social and political issues, and her growth as a writer (this last notably through correspondence with early mentors, such as George Garrett), as well advice Piercy herself gives to aspiring writers. Correspondence with other writers mainly regards publishing in literary magazines that they edited.

    In some pieces of early correspondence, Marge Piercy is addressed as "Marjorie Schiff." This usage is a combination of an incorrect formalization of her first name and the use of her first married name (which she did not use, at least not professionally).

    The three subseries comprising the Correspondence series are the Topical File, the Name File, and General Correspondence. The Topical File is further divided into a number of subheadings, explained below. For all material in the series, incoming and outgoing correspondence is combined. Within different subseries, correspondence is arranged either alphabetically or chronologically. When arranged chronologically, letters are usually ordered by the date of Piercy's latest reply (much of her correspondence having been 'batched' by Piercy or her assistant according to correspondent, within the larger chronological framework). Major exceptions to these generalities and further details follow in the subseries descriptions. Due to the complex arrangement of the Correspondence series, the researcher is advised to search throughout the entire series when looking for specific names of persons or organizations. It should also be noted that small amounts of correspondence can be found within other series, mainly the Writings series.

    The largest of the subseries, the Topical File, is broken down into the following sections: About Poems, Academic Queries, Anthologies, Blurbs, Fan Mail, Interviews, Literary Magazines, Permissions, Photographers, Readings, Publishers and Editors, and Other Topics. Most of these headings come directly from Piercy's filing system; "Publishers and Editors" and "Other Topics" were created by the processor. "Publishers and Editors" gathers together letters of literary agents, editors, and publishers who do not have their own files elsewhere. (Researchers should also consult the titles within the Writings series, which often contains publishers' correspondence regarding that particular work.) "Other Topics" features topical correspondence of a more isolated or unusual nature. (Senator John Kerry is among the correspondents in the "Tax Bill" file.)

    About Poems is a mixture of business correspondence, correspondence with other poets, and fan mail. All of theses types of correspondence, however, do seem to contain inquiries or comments about Piercy's poems. Perhaps because of its vague nature and overlap with other files, About Poems was only maintained through 1986. About Poems is divided into correspondence relating specifically to the book To Be of Use (which includes materials on Laying Down the Tower ) and "General." The General file is arranged alphabetically by personal name, with corporate names in parentheses. One highlight of About Poems is a handwritten note and poem by Gary Snyder. Another is a set of woodcut prints made by artist Lucia Vernarelli as sample illustrations for the poem cycle Laying Down the Tower . Recording sessions for Laying Down the Tower are also discussed. Early in her career, Piercy had considerable correspondence with George Garrett, who gave her a great deal of advice, some of it in About Poems.

    The Academic Queries section consists mainly of correspondence from researchers seeking information on Marge Piercy and her works, or requesting her insights into feminism, activism, writing, and other topics. Also included are requests for appearances at events. Correspondents range from high school students through college professors, professional writers, and others from outside academia. As with the About Poems file, some of the correspondence has the appearance of quasi-fan mail, and the researcher will find considerable overlap with other portions of the Topical File. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

    The Anthologies file contains negotiations for Piercy's work to be published in these anthologies. (Piercy's work has appeared in a diverse range of collections, with themes ranging from feminist poetry to science fiction.) Blurbs consists of correspondence regarding requests from others for blurbs by Piercy. Both Anthologies and Blurbs are arranged chronologically.

    Over one linear feet of Fan Mail shows not only Piercy's wide popularity but her spirit of generosity toward her readers. Piercy often writes detailed and informative responses to admirers of her work and to fledgling writers seeking advice on how to get published. This is particularly so in earlier responses to fan letters. Some highlights in this file are long letters from a pre-fame Allison Anders (director of Gas Food Lodging , Grace of My Heart , and other films) and from young environmental activist Vernell "Spring" Lundberg.

    Interviews contains correspondence requesting and arranging in-person interviews with Marge Piercy as well as questionnaires and written interviews. This file is arranged chronologically.

    The Literary Magazines file is the richest source in the collection for Piercy's correspondence with fellow poets and writers--Marilyn Hacker, Denise Levertov, Robin Morgan, Robert Bly, Donald Hall, Robert Hershon, and Roland Pease, to name just a few. These letters will be primarily useful to the researcher in tracing Piercy's publishing history. (Feminist presses and publications are especially well-represented, and so are Jewish-themed publications, somewhat later on.) However, some insight can also be gained into the correspondents' thoughts on writing and major events and issues of the times. The Literary Magazines files are arranged alphabetically by magazine title or press name (or sometimes personal name). Titles or presses are cross-listed by personal names of correspondents, when known, in parentheses. Some files may consist of only incoming, or only outgoing, correspondence. Figures who were associated with several different journals will appear multiple times (James Mechem, for example, editor of Caprice , Out of Sight , and Squeezebox ). Occasionally, some magazines appear to have been proposed but never actually published; these are still listed by title.

    Permissions is a fairly straightforward file from those seeking permission to use Piercy's works in their publications or other endeavors (conferences, women's groups, etc.). One unusual item is a letter from a fan describing a quilt she made incorporating one of Piercy's poems (along with a photograph of the quilt, now in the Photographs and Negatives series). Photographers consists of fairly routine scheduling and payment negotiations between Piercy and professional photographers.

    The Readings files include initial contacts, negotiations, event descriptions, logistical arrangements, and follow-up materials for readings, workshops, conferences, and other public engagements. These files are divided into Readings Done, Possible Readings, and Readings Refused. (Prior to 1988, files were not divided in this manner, but rather grouped under a general "Readings" heading. These files have been put into Readings Done.) Reflecting the original order of the materials, correspondence is mostly arranged in 'clusters' based on the event under discussion. Making plans for the event often covered the time span of a year or more, so chronology is not exact. Correspondence for a particular event filed in "June 1989," for example, may begin significantly before this date. Items within each 'cluster' are arranged in reverse chronological order.

    The Name File, arranged alphabetically, is made up of files kept by Piercy on individual and corporate correspondents. As with other portions of the Correspondence series, it depicts a cross-section of Piercy's interests: literature and publishing, women's rights, Judaism, and more. There is a significant amount of correspondence concerning Tikkun magazine, for which Piercy has served as both board member and poetry editor. Letters within each correspondent's file are arranged by Piercy's latest date of reply (that is, reverse chronological order). Correspondent is listed first by personal name, if given, and then by corporate name. There is some overlap of names between this file and other sections of the Correspondence series.

    The General Correspondence subseries consists of two subdivisions, Alphabetical and Chronological. None of the General Correspondence material was given separate files within Piercy's original arrangement. The Alphabetical division was created during processing to highlight correspondence that while not significant in volume, might be of interest to the researcher because of its creator. Among the correspondents are poet Annie Dillard, feminist author and theorist Dale Spender, and musician Jeriann Hilderley. The Chronological subdivision holds correspondence of a more routine nature, or where the full name of the correspondent is not available.

     
    Topical File [subseries]:
     
    About Poems,  1971-1986
     
    To Be of Use   

    (includes material re Laying Down the Tower )

    Box   35  
    General,  1971-1975 and  undated
    Box   35  
    Vernarelli, Lucia,  1972-1973   

    (includes sample woodcut prints for Laying Down the Tower )

     
    General,  1966-1987 and  undated
    Box   35  
    Atsumi, Ikuko,  1977
    Box   35  
    Beis, Patricia,  1971
    Box   35  
    Bly, Robert,  1970
    Box   35  
    Conford, Adam,  1973
    Box   35  
    Cramer, Mark,  1972
    Box   35  
    Cronin, Connie,  undated
    Box   35  
    Emblen, D.L.,  1972
    Box   35  
    Fein, Cheri ( Poets & Writers ),  1974
    Box   35  
    Fletcher, Marilyn Lowen,  1974
    Box   35  
    Friman, Alice R.,  1974
    Box   35  
    Garrett, George,  1966
    Box   35  
    Gell, Jonathan,  1987
    Box   35  
    Goodkind, Merle,  1973   

    (with handwritten note and poem by Gary Snyder)

    Box   35  
    Gotlieb, Howard,  1973
    Box   35  
    Hachen, Debra R.,  1986
    Box   35  
    Hagedorn, Jeffrey,  undated
    Box   35  
    [Jerome, Judson],  1981-1982
    Box   35  
    Kertesz, Louise,  1976-1980
    Box   35  
    Krampf, Thomas,  1974
    Box   35  
    Lahr, Marty,  1973
    Box   35  
    Levine, Faye,  1982
    Box   35  
    Lindquist, Ray,  1973-1975
    Box   35  
    Mason, Jackie,  1978
    Box   35  
    Miller, ___?,  1974
    Box   35  
    Navarre, Jane,  1980
    Box   35  
    O'Donnell, Diane,  1975
    Box   35  
    Raeke, Carolyn,  1979
    Box   35  
    Root, Bill,  undated
    Box   35  
    Schaefer, Ted,  1978
    Box   35  
    Strempek, Stephen: re Bernard Strempek,  1975
    Box   35  
    Stimpson, Catharine R.,  undated
    Box   35  
    Wright, James,  1968
    Box   35  
    ____, Barbara,  1972
    Box   35  
    ____, Alice,  1976
    Box   35  
    ____, Lynne (Kat),  undated
     
    Academic Queries,  1977-1993 (17 folders)
    Box   35  
    Abel, Robert, H.,  1991
    Box   35  
    Adams, Elliot,  1987
    Box   35  
    Alexander, Constance,  1988
    Box   35  
    Aldridge, A. and Barton, M. ( Alternative Futures ),  1981
    Box   35  
    Aviv, Beth,  1984
    Box   35  
    Baderschneider, Robin R.,  1978
    Box   35  
    Bandes, Hanna,  1993
    Box   35  
    Bass, Ellen,  1977
    Box   35  
    Bhardwaj, Renu,  1992
    Box   35  
    Braden, Nina Lee,  1993
    Box   35  
    Briganti, Chiara,  1982
    Box   35  
    Brogan, Jacqueline,  1990
    Box   35  
    Burt, Tracy L.,  1990
    Box   35  
    Chavis, Geri Giebel,  1993
    Box   35  
    Cherry, Kenneth,  1984
    Box   35  
    Cheung, King-Kok,  1987
    Box   35  
    Chin, Suzy,  1985
    Box   35  
    Chong, Lynn,  1978
    Box   35  
    Coleman, Janette S.,  1980
    Box   35  
    Crume, Lane,  1985
    Box   35  
    Cumpston, Andrea R.,  1987
    Box   35  
    Cooper, Jane Roberta,  1981
    Box   35  
    Curtiss, Karen,  1993
    Box   35  
    Davis, Grace A.,  1977
    Box   35  
    Davis, Lisa (Inter-Cooperative Council, Ann Arbor),  1991
    Box   35  
    de Keyser, Ethel (British Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa),  1990
    Box   35  
    Deitch, Donna (Desert Heart Productions),  1981
    Box   35  
    Dreier, Peter,  undated
    Box   35  
    Duckett, Kenneth W.,  1988
    Box   35  
    Failing, Rebecca,  1992
    Box   35  
    Fogel, Lauren B.,  1987
    Box   35  
    Forman, Joanne,  1989
    Box   35  
    Fortress, June ( Poets & Writers ),  1980
    Box   35  
    Frank, Ellen Mark,  1990
    Box   35  
    Fried, Marc,  1992
    Box   35  
    Friedman, Paula (Judah L. Magnes Museum),  1989
    Box   35  
    Frost, Eloise,  1984
    Box   35  
    Garon, Elizabeth (Beasley Books),  1983
    Box   35  
    Garrett, Deborah,  1987
    Box   35  
    Gay, Karl C. (Lockwood Memorial Library, State University of New York at Buffalo),  1977
    Box   35  
    Gerlach, Jeanne E.,  1984
    Box   35  
    Giambruni, Kim,  1993
    Box   35  
    Giangrande, L.,  1978
    Box   35  
    Halberstadt, John,  1984
    Box   35  
    Hall, Nancy,  1990
    Box   35  
    Hansen, Elaine Tuttle,  1984-1985
    Box   35  
    Hicks, Maureen,  1985
    Box   35  
    Hoagland, Everett,  1989
    Box   35  
    Hockersmith, Beth,  1985
    Box   35  
    Hollm, Jan,  1992
    Box   35  
    Ireland, Anne H.,  1992
    Box   35  
    Jarema, Morgan A.,  1993
    Box   35  
    Jacobsen, Sally,  1985
    Box   35  
    Johnson, Stefanie,  1993
    Box   35  
    Jones, Anne Hudson,  1984
    Box   35  
    Kaufman, Deborah,  1993
    Box   35  
    Kearns, Martha (Marty),  1980
    Box   35  
    Keil, Karen A.,  1990
    Box   35  
    Kellman, Steven G.,  1989
    Box   35  
    Koppelman, Susan,  1984
    Box   35  
    Križ, Katrin,  1991
    Box   35  
    Kushigian, Nancy,  1992
    Box   35  
    Kwong, Adrianne Chang,  1981
    Box   35  
    LaPaglia, Nancy,  1992
    Box   35  
    Lemberger, Michal,  1993
    Box   35  
    Lincoln, Kate,  1979
    Box   35  
    Livia, Anna,  1993
    Box   35  
    Lockett, Denise,  1992
    Box   35  
    Long, Toni,  1988
    Box   35  
    Magid, Avi (Woodlands Community Temple, White Plains, New York),  1991
    Box   35  
    Marshall, Kristin,  1977-1978
    Box   35  
    Masters, Judith,  1989
    Box   35  
    Matiasek, William A. (Contemporary American Poetry Research Project),  1980
    Box   35  
    Merle, Kathy,  1990
    Box   35  
    Miller, Jennifer,  1993
    Box   35  
    Mitchell, Felicia,  1991
    Box   35  
    Model, Hanna,  undated
    Box   35  
    Mumford, Marilyn R.,  1989
    Box   35  
    Neville, Lois,  1983-1984
    Box   35  
    Nowik, Nan,  1985
    Box   35  
    Olney, Kathryn,  1981
    Box   35  
    O'Tuel, Debra1986
    Box   35  
    Perel, Ken,  1992
    Box   35  
    Pierce, Pamela,  1979
    Box   35  
    Piti, Gina,  1985
    Box   35  
    Richardson, Susan (Something Permanent Theater Company),  1993
    Box   35  
    Robba, Maria,  1982-1983
    Box   35  
    Rodriguez, Cecilia,  1978
    Box   35  
    Rondeau, Kris,  1984
    Box   35  
    Ross, Jean W. (BC Research, Bruccoli Clark Publishers),  1985
    Box   35  
    Sachs, Nannette,  1992
    Box   35  
    Sandhaas, Kari,  1992
    Box   35  
    Schäfer, Jürgen,  1982
    Box   35  
    Scheick, William J.,  1985
    Box   35  
    Schniedewind, Nancy,  1985
    Box   35  
    Schirmer, Skip,  1987
    Box   35  
    Šiklová, Jiřina,  1991
    Box   35  
    Silverman, Judith S.,  1993
    Box   35  
    Simon-Ross, Celia,  1985
    Box   35  
    Sohn, Youngmi,  1992
    Box   35  
    Spottswood, Robert,  1982
    Box   35  
    Stansberg, Dolores,  1993
    Box   35  
    Stewart, Heidi,  1990
    Box   35  
    Stimpson, Catharine R.,  1986
    Box   35  
    Stuart, Ken (Paragon House Publishers),  1986
    Box   35  
    Taetzch, Lynne,  1993
    Box   35  
    Thielman, Pia,  1984-1986
    Box   35  
    Thomas, Dale,  1992
    Box   35  
    Threatt, Cathy,  1993
    Box   35  
    Tillberg, Heather,  1993
    Box   35  
    Trumble, Lisa,  1985
    Box   35  
    Turkington, Andrea Lissette,  1988
    Box   35  
    Unger, Barbara,  1990
    Box   35  
    Uphaus, Suzanne,  1977
    Box   35  
    Van Slyke, Linda,  1987
    Box   35  
    Vos Fost, Jonathan (Emerald City Publishing),  1993
    Box   35  
    Wandres, J.,  1989
    Box   35  
    Ward, Mary,  1982
    Box   35  
    Weinbaum, B.,  1992
    Box   35  
    Wilkinson, Carroll W. (Wise Library, West Virginia University),  1988
    Box   35  
    Woodford, John ( Michigan Today ),  1992
    Box   35  
    Yates, Larry,  1993
    Box   35  
    ____, Sally,  1983
    Box   35  
    Anthologies,  1972-1982 1987-1989 and  undated
    Box   35  
    Blurbs,  1972-1993 (4 folders)
     
    Fan Mail (34 folders)
    Box   35  
     1971-1987
    Box   36  
     1988-2003
    Box   36  
    Interviews,  1971-1997 and  undated (2 folders)
     
    Literary Magazines,  1958-1993 and  undated (38 folders)
    Box   37  
    Affinities (Robert Bonazzi),  1981-1985 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Akros (Michael Baker),  1980-1981 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Albany Review (Lyn Lifshin),  1989-1991
    Box   37  
    The Alumni Cooperator , Inter-Cooperative Council at the University of Michigan (Lisa Daly),  1987
    Box   37  
    The Alternative Review (Daniel Morris),  1981-1982
    Box   37  
    Amazon Quarterly (Gina Covina),  1975
    Box   37  
    The American Book Review (Charles Russell),  1983 and  undated
    Box   37  
    American Dialog (Walter Lowenfals, Constance Berkeley, Judith Wiesenfeld),  1966-1968
    Box   37  
    The American Poetry Review (David Bonanno, Heidi Gitterman, Heidi, Eleanor Wilner, Martin Novelli, Stephen Berg, Pamela Sutton),  1974-1989 and  undated
    Box   37  
    The American Voice (Frederick Smock),  1985-1987
    Box   37  
    Analecta (Bob Goldenberg, Pat Goldenberg),  1968
    Box   37  
    Anon (Ruth Pumphrey),  1971
    Box   37  
    Anonymous (Judy Rosenthal),  1973-1974
    Box   37  
    Another Chicago Magazine (Neil Ortenberg, Ken Krull, Barry Silesky),  1981-1987   

    (see also Thunder's Mouth Press)

    Box   37  
    Aphra (Elizabeth Fisher, Margaret Lamb, Jane August ine),  1970-1974
    Box   37  
    Apocalypse (D. Barone),  1975
    Box   37  
    Apple (Dave Curry)  1968-1969
    Box   37  
    Argument (Andrea Krug),  1987-1988
    Box   37  
    The Ark (Geoffrey Gardner),  1979
    Box   37  
    Aspen Leaves (Indira Singh, Kurt Brown),  1974
    Box   37  
    Aspect (Susan Lloyd McGarry, Edward J. Hogan),  1979
    Box   37  
    The Atlantic Monthly (Peter Davison, Sarah McFall),  1973-1986
    Box   37  
    Audience (Mort E___?),  undated
    Box   37  
    Aye (Ingrid Swanberg),  1973-1974 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Back Door Press (David Cheatham),  1980
    Box   37  
    Bad Breath (John Marrow),  1974
    Box   37  
    Barefoot (Neal Ellis),  1987-1988
    Box   37  
    Barnwood (Tom Koontz),  1981-1984
    Box   37  
    Bayetta (Calley O'Neill),  1977
    Box   37  
    Best Friends (Sharon Barba, Charna Lefton, Gloria Frym, Carolyn Maisel),  1972-1975 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Big Moon (Christy Kyckelhahn),  1974
    Box   37  
    Bits (Robert Wallace, Dennis Dooley),  1976-1977   

    (see also Light Year )

    Box   37  
    Black Box (Alan Austin, Elizabeth Brown),  1971-1977 and  undated
    Box   37  
    The Blacksmith (Gail Mazur),  1974-1980
    Box   37  
    Bloodroot (Selma Miriam),  undated
    Box   37  
    Blue Buildings (M.R. Doty),  undated
    Box   37  
    Bobbs-Merrill (Danny Moses),  1977
    Box   37  
    Book Legger Press (Celeste West),  1978
    Box   37  
    Bosarts (Mary Baures, Carol Dine),  1974-1975 and  undated
    Box   37  
    The Boston Globe ("Thom. Pane," Ann ___?),  1981
    Box   37  
    The Boston Monthly (Joan Norris, Howard Dinin, Melissa Baumann),  1979-1980
    Box   37  
    The Boston Phoenix (Celia Gilbert, Flora Haas),  1973-1978 and  undated
    Box   37  
    The Boston Review (Margaret Ann Roth, Jill Kneerim),  1987-1990 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Box Cars (David Duane Frost),  1983
    Box   37  
    Boxspring (Scott Slater, Storm Roberts, Anne Lown),  1976-1977
    Box   37  
    Brother (Joe ___?),  1972
    Box   37  
    Buckle (Bernhard Frank),  1977-1978 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Buffalo Stamps (Simon Schuchat),  1970-1971
    Box   37  
    Burning Deck Press (Rosemarie Waldrop),  1977
    Box   37  
    Calapooya Collage (Thomas L. Ferté),  1984-1993
    Box   37  
    California Quarterly (Jack Hicks)  1972-1973
    Box   37  
    Calliopea Press (Carol Denison, David H. Pascoe),  1983-1986
    Box   37  
    Calyx (Elizabeth McLagan, Barbara Baldwin, Laura Joost-Fitts, Lisa Domitrovich, Cheryl McLean, Margarita Donnelly),  1976-1987
    Box   37  
    Canto (Pat Goodheart),  1977
    Box   37  
    Caprice (James Mechem),  1989-1993
    Box   37  
    The Carleton Miscellany (Erling Larsen, Carolyn Soule),  1965-1971
    Box   37  
    The Carolina Quarterly (W.N. Hicks[?], David Southern),  1965 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Canadian Woman Studies (June Larkin, Eimear O'Neill),  1992
    Box   37  
    Cat's Eye (Melissa Cannon, Alice Savage),  1982-1984
    Box   37  
    Cedar Rock (David C. Yates, Judson Jerome, Sandy ___?),  1976-1982 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Center (Carol Berge),  undated
    Box   37  
    The Charlotte Poetry Review ,  1995
    Box   37  
    Chelsea (Sonia Raiziss, Rose Graubart, Allen Placey[?]),  1965-1972 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Chicago Review (Susan Moseley, Iven Lourie, Alan Waters, Roger Gilman, Arthur Le ___?),  1968-1982 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Chicago Tribune (John Blades, Dianne ___?),  1978 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Chiron Review (Michael Hathaway),  ca. 1988-1993
    Box   37  
    The Christian Century (James M. Wall),  1977
    Box   37  
    Chomo-Uri (Kathy Broad, Annette Townley),  1974
    Box   37  
    Chrysalis (Kirsten Grimstad, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Deborah Marrow),  1977-1980
    Box   37  
    City Star (Mel Rosenthal),  1974
    Box   37  
    Cleveland (Dennis Dooley),  1976-1989
    Box   37  
    Clown War (Bob Heman),  1972-1973 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Coastlines (Mel Weisburd),  undated
    Box   37  
    Cody's Books (Alan Soldofsky),  1978-1979
    Box   37  
    Cold Mountain Press (Ryan Petty),  1977
    Box   37  
    Colorado Review (Bill Tremblay),  1990
    Box   37  
    Columbia (Mari Alschuler, Lyn McGee),  1980-1988
    Box   37  
    Confrontation (Martin Tucker),  1978-1979
    Box   37  
    The Connecticut Poetry Review (James Chichetto),  1981
    Box   37  
    Connections (Toni Ortner Zimmerman),  1974-1976 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Contemporary Authors (Ann Evory),  1982   

    (re piece for "Sidelights" in Essays and Non-fiction)

    Box   37  
    El Corno Emplumado / The Plumed Horn (Margaret Randall, Robert Cohen),  1968-1969
    Box   37  
    Corridors (Jane Dobija),  undated   

    (missing first page[s])

    Box   37  
    Cosmep: Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers,  1976
    Box   37  
    Cosmopolitan (Kate Figes),  1992
    Box   37  
    Cotton Boll (Mary Hollingsworth),  1985-1987
    Box   37  
    Country Journal (Donald Hall; Thomas H. Rawls; Friede Harris; Castle W. Freeman, Jr.; Francis W. Finn; Peter V. Fossel),  1984-1989
    Box   37  
    Crazy Horse (Philip Dacey),  1975
    Box   37  
    The Cream City Review (Katherine Wikoff, Aedan Alexander Hanley, Mark Drechsler, Sandra Nelson),  1989-1993
    Box   37  
    The Creative Woman (Helen E. Hughes),  1988
    Box   37  
    Cross Currents (Elizabeth Bartlett),  1984
    Box   37  
    The Crossing Press (Jan ___?, Elaine ___?),  1977 and  undated
    Box   37  
    The Croton Review (Ruth Lisa Schechter, Dan B. Thomas, Margaret Gorenstein),  1978-1988 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Cultural Correspondence (Paul Buhle and Mary Jo ___?),  1979
    Box   37  
    Dark Horse (Jane Barnes, Randi Jaffe[?]),  1977
    Box   37  
    Detroit Discovery (Ron Brasch),  1973
    Box   37  
    The Dial Press (Regina Hayes),  1976
    Box   37  
    Diana Press [ Reflections ?] (Reggie Sigal),  1970-1971
    Box   37  
    The Dog Ear Press (Mark Melnicove),  1979
    Box   37  
    Dollars and Sense (Nancy Rutter),  1980
    Box   37  
    Dustbooks (Ellen Ferber, Pat Urioste),  1977
    Box   37  
    Dragonsmoke (Paul Cordeiro),  1981
    Box   37  
    Earth's Daughters (Judith Kerman, Jimmie Canfield, Gerri Grossman, Camille Cox),  1971-1990
    Box   37  
    Elima (Annie Gottlieb),  1973
    Box   37  
    Embers (Katrina Van Tassel),  1983-1984
    Box   37  
    Emma Lou's Review (Lee Webster),  1977
    Box   37  
    Epoch (Baxter Hathaway),  1963-1965
    Box   37  
    Epos (Evelyn Thorne),  1965 1975 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Equal Time (Hugh Seidman, Frances Whyatt),  undated
    Box   37  
    Equivalencias (Cristobal Martin),  1991
    Box   37  
    Extensions (Suzanne Zavrian),  1968
    Box   37  
    Fall Arts Festival (Ardis Markarian),  1981
    Box   37  
    Female Liberation (Liza Bingham),  1971
    Box   37  
    The Feminist Art Journal (Diane Addrizzo, Cindy Nemser),  1975
    Box   37  
    Feminist Japan (Ikuko Atsumi),  undated
    Box   37  
    Feminist Review (Shebar Windstone),  1978
    Box   37  
    Feminist Studies (Claire Moses),  1977
    Box   37  
    The Feminist Writers' Guild (Carol Murray),  ca. 1976
    Box   37  
    Fiction: A Review of Books (William Curran),  1981
    Box   37  
    The Fiddlehead (Fred Cogswell),  1965
    Box   37  
    Field: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics (Stuart Friebert),  undated
    Box   37  
    Fireweed (Elizabeth Brady, Rina Fraticelli),  1979
    Box   37  
    Footwork (Maria Gillan),  1989
    Box   37  
    Frazier, Bob,  1983-1984 and  undated   

    (see also Speculative Poetry Review )

    Box   37  
    Frontiers (Alanna Preussner, Margaret Randall, Louise Lamphere),  1977-1991
    Box   37  
    Gallimaufry (Jonis Agee, Mary MacArthur),  1977-1978
    Box   37  
    Generation: The University of Michigan Inter-Arts Magazine (David L. Birch),  1965-1966
    Box   37  
    Generation: A Journal of Australian Jewish Life, Thought and Community (Mark Baker),  1993
    Box   37  
    Genesis West (Jack Gilbert),  undated
    Box   37  
    Gilbert, Celia (for New ?),  1972   

    (see also The Boston Phoenix )

    Box   37  
    Giltedge, New Series (Madeline DeFrees, Candace Black),  1979-1980
    Box   37  
    The Glass Bell Press (Margaret Kaminski),  1975
    Box   37  
    Goldman, Elliott Stanley [Goldman, E.S.],  1977
    Box   37  
    The Gopherwood Review (Sandra Raiff, Sharron Crowson),  1990 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Gravida (Lynne Savitt, Garvy Kizer),  1976-1980
    Box   37  
    Grist Magazine (John Fowler),  1967
    Box   37  
    Groundswell (Kristen Murray),  1985
    Box   37  
    The Guardian: The Independent Radical Newsweekly (Phil Brown, Barbara Miner, John Trinkl, Dan Cohen),  1979
    Box   37  
    Hachen, Debra,  1982   

    (see also Lilith )

    (includes correspondence from Rabbi Ellen Dreyfus, 1981)

    Box   37  
    Haining, Jim ( Salt Lick ?),  1973
    Box   37  
    The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review (Michael Egan, Tom O'Grady, Jennifer K. Bankier, ),  1976-1978
    Box   37  
    Hanging Loose (Ron Schreiber, [Bob Hershon], Howard Babb, Howard Sage, Dick Lourie),  1967-1980 and  undated
    Box   37  
    The Harbor Review (Stephen Strempek, Denise Levertov),  1981-1984
    Box   37  
    Hard Pressed (Ellen Rosser, C.B. Davis),  1975-1980 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Harold Matson Company, Inc. (Peter H. Matson),  1968
    Box   37  
    The Harrison Street Review (John Arnoldy),  1971
    Box   37  
    Harvard Magazine (Donald Hall),  1984
    Box   37  
    Hawthorn Books (Elizabeth Backman),  1977
    Box   37  
    Hearse (E.V. Griffith),  1969-1973 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Heaven Bone (Steve Hirsch),  1991-1993
    Box   37  
    Hellcoal Annual (Jon Klimo),  ca. 1972
    Box   37  
    Her-Self (Lou Robinson, University of Michigan Women's Studies Program),  1973   

    (also re the book Sistrum )

    Box   37  
    Herzing, Albert,  undated
    Box   37  
    Holland, Barbara,  1981
    Box   37  
    The Hopwood Room (Hilda Bonham),  1979   

    (includes editions of The Hopwood Newsletter from 1965-1966)

    Box   37  
    The Hudson River Anthology (Adele Donham),  1978
    Box   37  
    100 Flowers (Max Crawford),  1970-1971
    Box   37  
    Images (Gary Pacernick),  1983-1990   

    (includes some poems by Pacernick, undated)

    Box   37  
    Imagine (Tino Villanueva),  1986
    Box   37  
    International Women Artists Archive (Rosemary Anderson),  1985
    Box   37  
    Inverness Studio (Ellen Estrin),  1979-1980
    Box   37  
    The Iowa Review (Bruce B. Anderson, Jane Cooper, Peggy Gifford),  1980-1981
    Box   37  
    IU Writers' Conference (Roger Mitchell),  1977
    Box   37  
    Ironwood (Michael Cuddihy),  1972-1973 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Jam-To-Day (Frederick G. Cook, Don Stanford, Judith Stanford),  1973-1983
    Box   37  
    Jeopardy (Jeff Weaver),  1987
    Box   37  
    Jewish Community Center Poetry Programs, Kansas City, MO (Gloria Goodfriend),  1978
    Box   37  
    Joan Norris Ink (Joan Norris),  1978
    Box   37  
    Journal 31 (David Plumb),  1972
    Box   37  
    Kalliope (Ruthann Robson, Peggy Friedman, Sharon Wilson, Mary Sue Koeppel),  1981-1993
    Box   37  
    Kayak (George Hitchcock),  1965-1966
    Box   37  
    Kentucky Poetry Review (Wade Hall),  1984
    Box   37  
    Key West Review (Marion H. Smith),  1989-1990
    Box   37  
    The Kindred Spirit (Michael Hathaway),  1987   

    (related photograph in Photographs and Negatives series, Other Subjects)

    Box   37  
    Kissam, Edward ( Burning Water ?),  1965
    Box   37  
    Klimo, Jonathan,  undated
    Box   37  
    Kuksu (Dale Pendell),  1975
    Box   37  
    Koppelman Cornillon, Susan; Eisen-Rotkopf, Helen,  1979
    Box   37  
    Kutik, Bill,  1973
    Box   37  
    Lady Unique (Kay Turner),  1979
    Box   37  
    The Lamp in the Spine (Patricia Hampl),  1973
    Box   37  
    Lebyadkin (Mike Murphy),  1971
    Box   37  
    Lesbian Herstory Archives, Lesbian Herstory Educational Foundation, Inc. (Deborah Edel, Valerie Itnyre, Joan Nestle),  1979
    Box   37  
    Liberation (Richard Gilpin, Paul Loeb, Alec Johnson),  1966-1977
    Box   37  
    Light (John Mella),  1991
    Box   37  
    Light Year (Robert Wallace,  1983   

    (see also Bits Press)

    Box   37  
    Lilith (Aviva Cantor, Dr. Julia Wolf Mazow, Bonnie Anker, Naomi Danis),1982-1989 and  undated   

    (includes correspondence from "Debby" [Rabbi Debra R. Hachen] of the Congregation B'nai Shalom)

    Box   37  
    Lips (Laura Boss),  1985-1988 and  undated
    Box   37  
    The Literary Review (Linsey Abrams, E.M. Broner),  1991
    Box   37  
    The Little Magazine (Lyndall Felicity Gordon, Barbara Damrosch, Felicity Thoet, Marilyn Hacker),  1971-1979
    Box   37  
    The Lone Star Review (William McDonald),  1981
    Box   37  
    Luna Press (Nancy F.W. Passmore),  1977-1993   

    (includes letter from artist Agusta Agustsson)

    Box   37  
    Madison Press Connection (Kathryn Clarenbach),  1979
    Box   37  
    Maenad (Paula Estey),  1980
    Box   37  
    Mandala (Tim Hildebrand),  1967
    Box   37  
    Manhattan Poetry Review (Elaine Reiman-Fenton, Kathryn Nocerino, Marilyn Coffey),  1982-1992
    Box   37  
    Maps (John Taggert),  1967
    Box   37  
    Margins (Tom Montag),  1974
    Box   37  
    The Maryland Poetry Review (Michael Egan),  1971-1973
    Box   37  
    The Massachusetts Review (Robert Bagg, Robert Tucker, Lee P. Edwards, Anne Halley, Paul Jenkins, Mary Heath, Carol Fetler, Fred Robinson, Michael Pettit),  1970-1991 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Matria Press Collective (Sue Peterson),  1976   

    (re Word Weavings )

    Box   37  
    Matrix (Linda Leith, Diane Hibbard),  1988-1990
    Box   37  
    Maxy's Journal (Mac Bennett),  1979
    Box   37  
    The Metcalf Process (Linda Metcalf),  1979
    Box   37  
    The Michigan Alumnus Quarterly Review / Michigan Quarterly Review (Elaine E. McIvor, Laurence Goldstein, Nicholas Delbanco, John W___?),  1958-1990   

    (Marge Piercy is addressed as "Marjorie Schiff")

    Box   37  
    Mid-South Writer (Florence Holmes Ryan),  1981
    Box   37  
    Milkweed Chronicle (Deborah Keenan),  1985-1987
    Box   37  
    Mill Mountain Review (Irv Broughton),  1974
    Box   37  
    The Minnesota Review (Alvin Greenberg, Roger Mitchell),  1968-1976 and  undated
    Box   37  
    The Mississippi Mud (Joel Weinstein),  1977
    Box   37  
    The Missouri Review (Speer Morgan, Marcia Southwick),  1977
    Box   37  
    Modern Poetry Studies (Jean Rosenbaum),  1978
    Box   37  
    Monthly Review Press (Rosalyn Fox),  1981
    Box   37  
    M.O.O.N. Magazine (B.C. Mullikin),  1993
    Box   37  
    Moondance (Thom Daniel),  1976-1977
    Box   37  
    Moons and Lion Tales (H. Schjotz-Christensen, Wendy Knox),  1976-1977
    Box   37  
    Morgan, Robin (for Ms. ?),  1969   

    (see also Ms. )

    Box   37  
    Mosaic (Margaret Malkind),  1973
    Box   37  
    Mother Jones (Amanda Spake, Denise Levertov, Ruth Henrick),  1977-1981
    Box   37  
    Motive (Alan Austin),  ca. 1969?
    Box   37  
    Moving Out (Judith McCombs, Sharon Shaw, Miriam Frank, Margaret Kaminski),  1971-1974
    Box   37  
    Ms. (Ruth Sullivan, Elissa Krauss, Yvonne ___?, Robin Morgan, Lauren Monchik),  1975-1996 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Mudfish (Jill Hoffman),  1981-1983
    Box   37  
    Mutiny ("JE" [Jane Esty?]),  1963
    Box   37  
    National Forum (Stephen W. White),  1978-1979
    Box   37  
    Negative Capability (Sue Walker, Gail Gehlken),  1981-1992
    Box   37  
    Nevermind (Ingrid Swanberg),  ca. 1973
    Box   37  
    New: American and Canadian Poetry (John Gill, Elaine Gill),  1967-1973
    Box   37  
    New American Review (Stanley Moss),  1967
    Box   37  
    New Bedford Poetry Society (Bruce Knecht),  1983-1986
    Box   37  
    New Boston Review (Nick Bromell),  1982-1983
    Box   37  
    The New Catalyst (Christopher Plant),  1988   

    (re poem, "For Strong Women," plagiarized in Sweetgrass magazine; includes correspondence with Piercy's literary representatives, Karen Latuchie and Lois Wallace)

    Box   37  
    New Directions for Women (Vivian J. Scheinmann),  1980-1987
    Box   37  
    New England Review (Devon Jersild, T.R. Hummer, Toni Best),  1992-1993
    Box   37  
    New Letters (David Ray, James McKinley, Trish Reeves),  1984-1987
    Box   37  
    The New Republic (Doris Grumbach),  1975
    Box   37  
    The New Salt Creek Reader (Ted Kooser),  undated
    Box   37  
    New Traditions (William Novak),  1984-1987
    Box   37  
    New Women's Times (Elizabeth Fisher, Susan Jordan),  1979-1984
    Box   37  
    The New York Times (Anthony Lewis),  1982
    Box   37  
    The Nickel Review (Mary Beth Ross),  1980
    Box   37  
    Nightsun (Barbara Wilson),  1989
    Box   37  
    Niederman, Sharon,  1986
    Box   37  
    NACLA: North American Congress on Latin America (Fred [Fred Goff?], Edie [Edie Black?],  1977
    Box   37  
    Northouse & Northouse (Donna Northouse),  1986
    Box   37  
    NCAP: Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (Marla Gillham),  1980
    Box   37  
    Northwest Review (John Witte),  1981-1982
    Box   37  
    Novak, William,  1986-1987
    Box   37  
    Odessa Poetry Review (James Mason Wyzard),  1985-1987
    Box   37  
    Off Our Backs (Frances Lang, Wendy Stevens, Norma ___?),  1971-1976 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Open Places (Eleanor Bender, Leslie Adriene Miller, Deborah Pursifull),  1968-1987
    Box   37  
    Orbis (Mike Shields),  1992-1993
    Box   37  
    Organic Gardening (James C. McCullagh [a.k.a. Chuck McCullagh], Stevie O. Daniels, Christine A. Rossell),  1975-1988
    Box   37  
    Outlet (Bill Pauly),  1993
    Box   37  
    Outpost (Brenda Halpert),  1977-1978
    Box   37  
    Out and Out Books (Joan Larkin),  1976
    Box   37  
    Out of Sight (James Mechem),  1974-1977
    Box   37  
    Oyez (Civia Cohen),  1975
    Box   37  
    Pacific Review (Joseph Duemer, Edd Williams, Kathleen Shumate),  1988-1989
    Box   37  
    Paintbrush (Anne Carman),  1979
    Box   37  
    The Painted Bride Quarterly (Dan Evans, Louise Simons, Louis McKee),  1974-1993
    Box   37  
    Pantheon Books (Tom Engelhardt),  1978
    Box   37  
    PAPA: Publications of the Arkansas Philological Association (Richard W. Hudson),  1985-1986
    Box   37  
    Pardes (Gilah Langner, Sara R. Horowitz),  1991-1992
    Box   37  
    The Paris Review (Peter B. Ardery)1967
    Box   37  
    Parnassus (Herbert Leibowitz),  1976
    Box   37  
    Partisan Review (Shebar ___?, William Phillips, Ellen Klavan),  1975-1980
    Box   37  
    Pebble (Greg Kuzma),  undated
    Box   37  
    PEN American Center (Louise Bernikow, Kirkpatrick Sale, Charles Simmons),  1977
    Box   37  
    The Pennsylvania Review (Lori Jakiela),  1991
    Box   37  
    Phone-a-Poem (Roland Pease),  1980-1988 and  undated   

    (see also Zoland Books)

    Box   37  
    Ploughshares (Fanny Howe, Gail Mazur),  ca. 1973-1980
    Box   37  
    The Plum Review (Christina Daub, Mike Hammer),  1991-1992
    Box   37  
    Poems of the People (Paula Torgersen),  1970
    Box   37  
    Poetry East (Richard Jones),  1989-1990
    Box   37  
    The Poetry Miscellany (Richard Jackson),  1979-1982
    Box   37  
    Poetry Northwest (Carolyn Kizer),  1964-1965
    Box   37  
    Poetry Now (E.V. Griffith),  1973-1984
    Box   37  
    Poetry on the Buses (Karen Rothrock),  1979
    Box   37  
    Poetry Society of America,  undated
    Box   37  
    Poets' Collective ,  1977
    Box   37  
    Poets and Writers (Cheri Fein, Peter Trachtenberg),  1975 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Poets On: (Ruth Daigon, Virginia Brady Young,), 1976-  ca. 1989
    Box   37  
    The Poet's Perspective (Neydine Pille),  1988
    Box   37  
    Poltergeist (Gary Groat),  undated   

    (see also Zeitgeist )

    Box   37  
    The Pomegranate Press (Karyl Klopp),  1981
    Box   37  
    Prairie Schooner (Bernice Slote),  1966-1968
    Box   37  
    Praxis (Nico Mayo),  1975
    Box   37  
    Premiere (Virginia Saunders, Stanwood Bolton),  1968-1970
    Box   37  
    Provincetown Poets (Louis Postel),  1976-1977
    Box   37  
    Puerto del Sol (David Apodaca, Leo Romero),  1974
    Box   37  
    Pulp (Howard Sage),  1977-1983
    Box   37  
    Pyramid (Dolores Stewart Anderson, Ottone Riccio),  1969-1970 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Quarry West (Ken Weisner),  1986-1987
    Box   37  
    Quarterly Review of Literature ([Theodore Weiss?]),  1967
    Box   37  
    Quest (Prudence MacKinney),  1978-1979
    Box   37  
    Quixote (Jean R. Hills),  undated
    Box   37  
    Raccoon (Phyllis Tickle),  1981-1983 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Radix (Stephen Sherman),  undated
    Box   37  
    Read Street ,  undated
    Box   37  
    The Real Paper (Joan Norris, Mary Linsky, Russ Hoyle)  1972-1981
    Box   37  
    Red Balloon (Mitchel Cohen),  1977
    Box   37  
    Red War Sticks (Mardy Murphy),  1977   

    (see also Squeezebox )

    Box   37  
    Red Weather (Bruce Taylor, Pat Alea),  1976 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Red Clay Books (Charleen Swansea, Barbara Campbell),  1977
    Box   37  
    Red Bridge Black Stone (Bill Costley),  1972
    Box   37  
    Rhiannon Press (Peg Lauber),  1977
    Box   37  
    Ribner, Rhoda M.,  1974
    Box   37  
    The Rising Generation , Tokyo, Japan,  undated
    Box   37  
    River Styx (Lee Schreiner),  1990-1991
    Box   37  
    Room of One's Own , Growing Room Collective (Gail van Varseveld, Lora Lippert),  1975
    Box   37  
    Rossi, Ellen,  1983
    Box   37  
    Rough Times (Nancy ___?, Michael [Galen? Galem?], Jeffrey Nurik),  1972-1975 and  undated   

    (see also RT )

    Box   37  
    RT: A Journal of Radical Therapy (Michael [Galem? Galen?]),  1975   

    (see also Rough Times )

    Box   37  
    San Diego Poet's Press (Steve Korn?),  undated
    Box   37  
    Sandscript (Barbara Dunning, Jean Lunn),  1982
    Box   37  
    Savvy (Susan Edmiston),  1979
    Box   37  
    Sciamachy (Millea Levin),  1965
    Box   37  
    The Seattle Review (Colleen McElroy),  1991-1993
    Box   37  
    The Second Wave (Linda Thurston, Karen Lindsey),  1971-1979
    Box   37  
    Seminar '78, Montgomery, Alabama (Jack H. Mooney),  1978
    Box   37  
    The Seneca Review (James Crenner, Ira Sadoff, Albert Goldbarth),  1971-1978 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Seven Days (Elizabeth Hess),  1977
    Box   37  
    The Shalom Center, Philadelphia (Arthur Waskow?),  1989
    Box   37  
    Shankpainter (Catherine Gammon),  1978
    Box   37  
    Shell (Jack Kimball),  1977
    Box   37  
    Shenandoah (Dabney Stuart),  1966-1969
    Box   37  
    Shmate (Steve Fankuchen),  1982
    Box   37  
    Shocks (Stephen Vincent),  1973
    Box   37  
    Short Fiction by Women (Rachel Whalen),  1992
    Box   37  
    Sierra (Frances Gendlin, Lorraine Vallejo, Leslie Allison),  1980
    Box   37  
    Sinister Wisdom (Adrienne Rich),  1981
    Box   37  
    Sister Courage (Rochelle Lefkowitz, Janet Sussman, Amy Hoffman),  1976-1977
    Box   37  
    The Sixties (Robert Bly),  undated
    Box   37  
    Silver Buckle Press (Caryl Herfort),  1993
    Box   37  
    Slant (Richard Hudson),  1986-1989 and  undated
    Box   37  
    The Small Press Book Club (Ellen Ferber, Pat K. Urioste, Roger Gaess),  1977-1979
    Box   37  
    Sojourner (Alison Colbert, Jane Lippe, Susan Greene, Allison Platt, Laura Zimmerman, Lee Schwartz),  1973-1985 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Some (Alan Ziegler),  1972-1974 and  undated
    Box   37  
    South Coast Poetry Journal (John Brugaletta),  1987-1992
    Box   37  
    South California Anthology (Natalie Costanza, Charles Freericks, Catherine Davidson),  1985-1993
    Box   37  
    Southern Humanities Review (R.T. Smith, James P. Hammersmith),  1983
    Box   37  
    Southern Poetry Review (Heather R. Miller, Robert Grey),  1972 1984
    Box   37  
    The Sow's Ear (Larry Richman),  1989
    Box   37  
    Speak Out (Agnes Haviland, a.k.a. Agnes Haviland d'Ottario, a.k.a. Constance Kendall; Karla Hammond),  1977 and  undated
    Box   37  
    Speaking Up (Janet___? [Janet Stone?]),  1978
    Box   37  
    Speculative Poetry Review (Bob Frazier),  1977-1978   

    (see also Frazier, Bob)

    Box   37  
    The Spirit That Moves Us (Morty Sklar),  1978-1984
    Box   38  
    Squeezebox (James Mechem, Mardy Murphy, Ruby ___?),  1974-1975 and  undated   

    (see also Red War Sticks )

    Box   38  
    The Speculum (Charlotte Hastings),  1974 and  undated
    Box   38  
    Star Line (Bob ___?),  undated
    Box   38  
    State & Mind (Michael, Nancy, Sue, Wes, Circie M., Steve),  1977
    Box   38  
    Steppingstones (James B. Gwynne),  1983-1986
    Box   38  
    Stolen Paper Review (Jeff Berner),  1964 and  undated
    Box   38  
    Street Cries (Robbie Woliver),  1974 and  undated
    Box   38  
    Street Fiction Press (Warren Hecht, Tina ___?),  1973   

    (re Anon and The Periodical Lunch )

    Box   38  
    Sun & Moon (Douglas Messerli)  1975-1981 and  undated
    Box   38  
    Sunbury (Viriginia Scott),  1977
    Box   38  
    Sycamore Review (Helene Barker, Henry J. Hughes),  1990-1992 and  undated
    Box   38  
    Synapse (Linda Gottmann),  1975
    Box   38  
    The Taos Review ('Annah Sobelman, Sawnie Morris),  1989-1992
    Box   38  
    Tarasque (Sharon Niederman, Jim Burbank),  1982-1983
    Box   38  
    Tele (Julia Wendell),  1982-1983
    Box   38  
    Telepoem (Tom Ahern),  1983
    Box   38  
    Tendril (George E. Murphy, Jr.; Moira Linhan),  1977-1982
    Box   38  
    The Texas Review (Paul Ruffin),  1986
    Box   38  
    Tickle, Phyllis,  1981   

    (see also Raccoon )

    Box   38  
    Things (Emmett Jarrett),  1965
    Box   38  
    Thirst (Harriet Brown),  1981-1982
    Box   38  
    Thorne, Evelyn,  1969   

    (see also Epos )

    Box   38  
    TNR: The New Renaissance (Louise T. Reynolds),  1986-1987
    Box   38  
    13th Moon (Ellen Marie Bissert, Ruth Lisa Schechter, Judith Johnson, Joyce Hinnefeld),  1974-1993
    Box   38  
    The Thunder City Press (Toney Hanke),  1976
    Box   38  
    Thunder's Mouth Press (Neil Ortenberg),  1981   

    (see also Another Chicago Magazine )

    Box   38  
    Tikkun (Michael Lerner, Nan Fink, Amy Wachspress, Ilene Shapera, Henry A. Epstein),  1986-1990
    Box   38  
    Torrey, Elizabeth,  1980   

    (see also Name File)

    Box   38  
    Touchstone (Marjorie Wentworth),  1979
    Box   38  
    Trace (Warren Netz, James B. May, Nathan Van Sahle?),  1967-1969
    Box   38  
    The Transatlantic Review (George Garrett, Henriette Neatrour, B.S. Johnson, Heathcote Williams, Harry Hopper, Joe McCrindle, John Birmingham),  1961-1976
    Box   38  
    Transition House (Molly Lovelock),  undated
    Box   38  
    Trial Impression (Teddi Converse, Lizanne Sandbach, Olivia Wheatley),  1980-1981
    Box   38  
    Tribe (Sharon Yelvington, Gonzalo ___?),  1971-1972
    Box   38  
    TriQuartlerly (Edward B. Hungerford, Mary Kinzie, Jonathan Brent),  1958 1975-1981   

    (Piercy is addressed as "Mrs. Schiff" in 1958 letter)

    Box   38  
    Tsunami (Jamie Rey),  1988-1989
    Box   38  
    Unicorn Press (Alan Brilliant, Patti Field),  1968-1971
    Box   38  
    Unmuzzled Ox (Michael André),  1972
    Box   38  
    Up From Under (Madeline Belkin), 1970-  ca. 1971
    Box   38  
    The Vanderbilt Poetry Review (Lisa Rone),  1981-1982
    Box   38  
    Verve (Mona M. Locke, Ron Reichick),  1992-1993
    Box   38  
    The Village Voice (Karen Durbin),  1979-1981
    Box   38  
    The Virginia Quarterly Review (Charlotte Kohler),  1966
    Box   38  
    Visions (Bradley R. Strahan),  1988-1993
    Box   38  
    The Voice (Nat Hentoff),  1983
    Box   38  
    Waves (Eric Torgersen),  1978
    Box   38  
    Wednesday Nights (Michael Lopes),  1974
    Box   38  
    Wesleyan University Press (Barbara Walen),  1977
    Box   38  
    Whaling City Review (John Landry),  1981-1982
    Box   38  
    Whirlwind (Stuart P. Radowitz),  undated
    Box   38  
    Whitman, Ruth ( Radcliffe Quarterly ?),  1988
    Box   38  
    Windhaven (Jessica Amanda Salmonson),  1978-1979
    Box   38  
    Windows (Stacey Crown),  1992-1993
    Box   38  
    Woman of Power (Char McKee, Cris Newport, Diane Mariechild, Lizzie Brown, Hinda-Jonathan, Dorothy Ermson, Teri Carsten, Linda Roach, Becky Thompson, Janet Lee, Dorothy A. Clark),  1983-1990 and  undated
    Box   38  
    Woman Poet (Marilyn Hacker),  1979
    Box   38  
    Women Centered (Kate O'Neill),  1983
    Box   38  
    The Women's Review of Books (Linda Gardiner),  1993 1993
    Box   38  
    The Women's Writer's Center (Linda Klockowski),  1978
    Box   38  
    The Womon's Collective (Debra L. Ahern),  1977
    Box   38  
    Words International (Phillip Vine),  1987
    Box   38  
    Wordweavings (Susan Wiseheart),  1977
    Box   38  
    The Wormwood Review (Marvin Malone),  ca. 1967
    Box   38  
    The Yale Review (John Palmer),  1966 and  undated
    Box   38  
    Yellow Silk (Lily Pond),  1985-1992
    Box   38  
    Di Yugnt Shtimme (Jewish Socialist Youth Bund, New York),  1978
    Box   38  
    Zeitgeist (Gary Groat),  1968 and  undated   

    (see also Poltergeist )

    Box   38  
    Zephyr Press (Ed Hogan),  1981
    Box   38  
    Zone 3 (Malcolm Glass, David Till, Colleen S. Watt),  1987-1988
    Box   38  
    Zoland Books (Roland Pease),  1988   

    (see also Phone-a-Poem )

    Box   38  
    Zuckor, Barry,  1983-1984
    Box   38  
    Unidentified correspondents,  1961-1974 and  undated
    Box   38  
    Permissions,  1968-1995 (20 folders)
    Box   38  
    Photographers,  1980-1984
     
    Readings   

    (includes workshops, conferences, and other public engage ments)

     
    Readings Done (54 folders)   

    (also includes readings refused prior to 1988)

    Box   39  
     1970-1980
    Box   40  
     1981-1989
    Box   41  
     1990-2002 and  undated
    Box   41  
    Possible Readings,  1984-1987
    Box   41  
    Readings Refused,  1988-1993 (4 folders)
    Box   41  
    Publishers and Editors,  1993-2003 and  undated
     
    Other Topics
    Box   41  
    Dog Bite,  1977
    Box   41  
    Tax Bill: re Tax Reform Act of  1986 1987-1988   

    (includes correspondence with John Kerry, November 1987)

     
    Name File [subseries]:   

    (individual and corporate correspondents; arranged alphabetically)

    Box   42  
    Abortion Rights Fund,  1994-1995
    Box   42  
    Alta: Shameless Hussy Press,  1974-1980 and  undated
    Box   42  
    American Poetry Center,  1988-1990
    Box   42  
    Bakken, Dick,  1984
    Box   42  
    Bender, Eleanor ( Open Places ),  1979-1987 (3 folders)
    Box   42  
    Brosmer, Mary Pierce,  1985-1989
    Box   42  
    Centrum: Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend Writer's Conference, Washington,  1985-1988 and  undated
    Box   42  
    Cheetham, Mic (Anthony Sheil Associates, Ltd.),  1984-1988
    Box   42  
    Cincinnati correspondence: Lynette Carpenter, Mary Pierce Brosmer, Christy Crauder, etc.,  1986-1988
    Box   42  
    CCLM: Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines,  1982-1985
    Box   42  
    Doherty, Pat,  1996-1997
    Box   42  
    Dorman, Sonya,  1975 and  undated
    Box   42  
    Feminist Writers' Guild: business and correspondence files,  1977-1978 and  undated (2 folders)
    Box   42  
    Fenton, Christina (Castle Hill),  1987-1992 and  undated
    Box   42  
    Fisher, Elizabeth,  1979-1982
    Box   42  
    Fine Arts Works Center,  1975-1978 and  undated
    Box   42  
    Galt, Tom,  1983-1986
    Box   42  
    Harper Dictionary of Contemporary Usage ,  1982-1985
    Box   42  
    Harvard UAW: re book introduction,  1984
    Box   42  
    Hawley, Anne: re Governor Dukakis,  1988
    Box   42  
    Henley, Nancy,  1979-1989
    Box   42  
    Hilai: the Israeli Center for the Creative Arts,  1985-1990
    Box   42  
    Hopwood Awards,  1988
    Box   42  
    Laumé, Vita,  1980-1982
    Box   42  
    Lesley, Craig,  1989
    Box   42  
    Levertov, Denise,  1972-1982
    Box   42  
    Linden, Ruth,  1985-1989
    Box   42  
    Mary Lou Shields Survival Fund,  1976
     
    Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities
    Box   42  
    General correspondence,  1988-1990 (3 folders)
    Box   42  
    Artists Fellowships,  1986-1987
    Box   42  
    Literature Paper,  1987
    Box   42  
    Merit Aid,  1986-1987
    Box   42  
    Massachusetts Cultural Council,  1990-1991
    Box   42  
    Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy,  1978-1986
    Box   42  
    Moore, Honor,  1991
    Box   42  
    Morris, Sawnie,  1989
    Box   42  
    National Writers Union,  1982-1997
    Box   42  
    Neville, Lois,  1983-1988 and  undated
    Box   42  
    Nicholas, Nancy (Simon & Schuster),  1985-1986 and  undated
    Box   42  
    North Star Fund,  1988
    Box   42  
    Oliver, Mary,  1979-1987
    Box   42  
    Pandora Press,  1983-1993
    Box   42  
    Reinka, Bill,  1993-1994
    Box   42  
    St. James Press,  1985-1990
    Box   42  
    Schaefer, Kerry,  1988-1992
    Box   42  
    Schaefer, Susan Fromberg,  1982-1983
    Box   42  
    Shepherd, David and Shepherd, Bonnie,  1985-1990
    Box   42  
    Tart, Indrek,  1992-1995
     
    Tikkun
    Box   43  
    Conference,  1988
    Box   43  
    General Correspondence,  1991-1996 and  undated (6 folders)
    Box   43  
    University Press of New England (Wesleyan University Press),  1991-1999 and  undated
    Box   43  
    Wall to Wall Television,  1992-1993
    Box   43  
    Waterflow, Anni,  1982   

    (re interview in Audiovisual series)

    Box   43  
    Weber, Sara Appleton,  1992
    Box   43  
    Young, Allen,  1981-1985
     
    General Correspondence [subseries]:
     
    Alphabetical (2 folders)
    Box   43  
    Alexander, Constance,  1989
    Box   43  
    Bart, Pauline,  1989
    Box   43  
    Bazelon, Irwin ("Bud") and Bazelon, Cecile,  ca. 1989-1995
    Box   43  
    Charnas, Suzy McKee,  1986
    Box   43  
    Dillard, Annie,  1987
    Box   43  
    Dooley, Dennis,  1984-1985
    Box   43  
    Duane, John,  1988
    Box   43  
    Feldman, Bob,  1989
    Box   43  
    Fine Arts Work Center (Susan Slocum),  1988
    Box   43  
    Freedman, Diane P.,  1991
    Box   43  
    Greenleaf, Phyllis,  1983
    Box   43  
    Hall, John Hughes,  1989
    Box   43  
    Herlands, E. Ward,  2002
    Box   43  
    Heschel, H. Susannah,  1985
    Box   43  
    Hilderley, Jeriann,  1988
    Box   43  
    Holocaust Oral History Project (Lani Silver),  1988
    Box   43  
    Kennedy, Terry,  1987
    Box   43  
    Kogan, Jane,  1986
    Box   43  
    Lang-McMonagle, Susan,  1989
    Box   43  
    Levine, Faye,  1984
    Box   43  
    Lipsky, Bill,  1988
    Box   43  
    Madansky, Chuck and Sarchild, Wilderness,  1988
    Box   43  
    Marinelli, Victoria,  2003
    Box   43  
    Mason, Julian,  ca. 1987?
    Box   43  
    Mermin, Mike,  2003
    Box   43  
    Murphy, Steve,  undated
    Box   43  
    National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts (Holly H. Daines),  1988
    Box   43  
    NEST Foundation (Tracey Schear),  1987
    Box   43  
    New York Abortion Access Fund (Lauren Porsch),  2001
    Box   43  
    Perrone, Bobette,  1989
    Box   43  
    Rettberg, Georgeann,  undated
    Box   43  
    Roth, Grunzweig, Ruth,  1986
    Box   43  
    Schaefer, Kerry,  1987
    Box   43  
    Spender, Dale,  1987
    Box   43  
    Stimpson, Catharine,  1986
    Box   43  
    Tuttle, Lisa,  1987
    Box   43  
    Zanger, Mark,  1985
    Box   43  
    Zachary, Bohdan (Gold Mountain),  1989
    Box   43  
    Chronological,  1967-2002
     
    Other Activities [series]:

    The Other Activities series (seven folders) documents Piercy's activities outside of writing and publishing (although the distinction is artificial, and this grouping could perhaps be more accurately described as Piercy's non-literary output). The series has two subseries, "Activism" and "Speeches and Public Engagements." The Activism file currently features materials on Piercy's involvement in women's issues such as abortion rights and the ERA. Speeches and Public Engagements consists of addresses written and delivered by Piercy.

     
    Activism: Women's Rights [subseries]:
    Box   44  
    Abortion,  1971 and  undated
    Box   44  
    ERA, Massachusetts,  1975
    Box   44  
    Newsletters,  1971-1979
    Box   44  
    Organizing,  1972 and  undated   

    (includes photocopy of pamphlet "How to Start a Women's Liberation Group" by Jane Freeman and Marge Piercy)

    Box   44  
    Performance pieces,  undated
     
    Speeches and Public Engagements [subseries]:
    Box   44  
    "Adrienne Golden Rose": re Golden Rose award for Adrienne Rich,  1991   

    (presented by the New England Poetry Club; Piercy was the previous year's recipient)

    Box   44  
    Fiction workshop,  undated
     
    Personal [series]:

    The Personal series consists of roughly two feet of material that, while generally related to Piercy's professional life, does not fit well in the other series. The series is comprised of the following types of materials: notebooks (it should be noted that most of Piercy's personal writings are entered into her database system and remain with the author); biographical materials such as curricula vitae and agenda; honors and awards; and personal memorabilia (including her wedding dress from her marriage to Ira Wood). Also included, under "Religious Material," is the text of a "B'nos Mitzvah" or b'not mitzvah ceremony, which she co-wrote (for her own bat mitzvah).

     
    Notebooks
    Box   44  
    Physics notebook,  ca. 1960s
    Box   44  
    Notebook,  undated   

    (includes planning for Gone to Soldiers )

     
    Biographical
    Box   44  
    Vita, bibliography, poetry in periodicals and collected in books,  1973 and  undated
    Box   44  
    Review of work by Marge Piercy, updated,  November 1992
     
    Agenda
    Box   44  
    Old schedules,  1987-1992
    Box   44  
    To-do list,  1992
     
    Honors and Awards
    Box   44  
    Governor's Commission on the Status of Women Recognition Award, Commonwealth of Massachusetts,  January 18, 1974   

    (stored in oversize box 4)

    Box   44  
    Citation, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island,  September 8, 1985   

    (stored in oversize box 4)

    Box   44  
    Massachusetts Cultural Council membership award,  February 28, 1990   

    (stored in oversize box 4)

    Box   44  
    Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters, Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts: 2 certificates,  May 26, 1990   

    (stored in oversize box 4)

    Box   44  
    National Association for Therapy, Cambridge, MA,  April 4, 1992
    Box   44  
    Arthur C. Clarke Award
    Box   44  
    Brass plaques (2),  1992
    Box   44  
    Bookend with brass plaque,  1992   

    (stored in box 45 with memorabilia)

    Box   44  
    Leslie College commencement,  May 1996   

    (stored in oversize box 4)

    Box   44  
    Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, Cambridge, Massachusetts,  May 1996   

    (stored in oversize box 4)

    Box   44  
    Citation of Literary Merit, Nassau Community College, English Department, Garden City, New York,  July 10, 1997
    Box   44  
    Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Poet-in-Residence honors,  June 4, 2000
    Box   44  
    Women of Reform Judaism certificate of appreciation, 43rd Assembly,  December 2001
     
    Religious materials
    Box   44  
    "B'nos Mitzvah," Marge Piercy and Esther C. Levin, with major portions written by Piercy,  November 24, 1990
     
    Memorabilia
    Box   44  
    Wedding invitation: marriage of Marge Piercy and Ira Wood,  June 1982
    Box   44  
    Wedding dress: marriage of Marge Piercy and Ira Wood, [1982]   

    (stored in oversize box 2)

    Box   45  
    Marge Piercy mug: Conference and Readings by Piercy, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL,  April 15-April 16, 1994
    Box   45  
    T-shirts,  1994 and  undated   

    (stored in oversize box 3)

     
    Ephemera [series]:

    The Ephemera series (3 linear feet, plus oversize materials) is made up of the subseries Publicity, Broadsides, Calendars, Clippings, and Other Material. Publicity is a broad category encompassing posters, flyers, programs, announcements, catalogs, and the like. Most of the material relates to poetry readings by Piercy or other events in which she participated. Some of it, however, pertains to events of other groups with which she has some affiliation. (Also included are a small number of announcements for private functions held by Marge Piercy and Ira Wood.) The Publicity subseries is arranged chronologically.

    Broadsides are broken down into those by Marge Piercy and Others--that is, works by others. Within these divisions, work is arranged alphabetically, first by author, then by title. Some items which appear to be incomplete or unidentified have been put into a separate "Fragments and miscellaneous items" grouping. Outsize broadsides are housed separately.

    The Book Jackets subseries contains primarily book jackets or covers for Piercy's books, many in the proof stage. Other non-manuscript proofs are also included, such as those for in-text graphics and compact disc cases. The researcher should note that such material may also be found within the Writings series, although the bulk of it resides in Ephemera.

    Piercy's work is frequently quoted in calendars, notably the lunar calendars published by Nancy Passmore and her Luna Press. Editions of these lunar calendars, plus other calendars in which Piercy's work appears, make up the Calendars subseries.

    Clippings are arranged chronologically, where date is known. The vast majority of the clippings pertain to Piercy--generally as interviews, reviews of her work, publication of her poems, and articles discussing or announcing her performances and appearances. In some cases, whole publications have been saved, either due to their content or to their rare or unusual nature (such as the periodicals of radical student groups or feminist collectives), although most such cases have been removed and cataloged separately.

    The Other Material subseries contains works not matching any of the previous categories of ephemera. Currently only one item exists in this subseries. It appears to be a portion of a presentation on cyborgs, possibly relating to Piercy's background research for He, She, and It .

    Box   46  
    Publicity: posters, flyers, programs, announcements, catalogs,  1966-2003 and  undated (13 folders)   

    (outsize materials in oversize boxes 4 and 6 and in portfolios 1 and 2)

     
    Broadsides
    Box   46  
    Marge Piercy,  1977-1993 and  undated
    Box   46  
    Others,  1973-1975 and  undated
    Box   46  
    Fragments and miscellaneous items,  1975 and  undated
    Box   46  
    Outsize broadsides,  1970-1993   

    (stored in oversize box 6 and portfolio 1)

    Box   46  
    Book Jackets,  1994-2003 and  undated   

    (also includes other graphic proofs)

    (outsize materials stored separately oversize box 5)

     
    Calendars
    Box   46  
    Lunar calendars,  1979-2004 (10 folders)   

    (1979 stored in oversize box 5)

    Box   46  
    Other calendars,  1978 1987 2002-2003 (3 folders)
     
    Clippings (28 folders)
    Box   47  
     1970-1993
    Box   48  
     1994-2003 and  undated
    Box   48  
    Other Material: Overhead transparencies re cyborgs, authorship unknown,  undated
     
    Works by Others [series]:

    All of the items in the Works by Others series are the creations of other individuals but mostly relating to Marge Piercy in some way. The series is comprised of Theses and Papers, Bibliographies, Music, Artworks, and Speeches and Introductions. There is also a Fiction section, which includes a short story written by Ira Wood. Theses and Papers consist of papers discussing and analyzing Piercy's writings. They range from the high school through the graduate school level and are organized alphabetically by author. The Bibliographies section is also arranged alphabetically by author. Music consists of musical settings of Piercy's poems. (In some cases, recordings of these pieces may be found in the Audiovisual series.) A highlight of the Artworks subseries is a rendering of the Piercy poem "What's That Smell in the Kitchen," translated into Armenian and inscribed on bread dough. It was made by the Armenian poet and feminist, Medaksé. In addition, there are several anonymous calligraphic versions of Piercy poems. (Other artworks--several woodcut prints--are housed in the Correspondence series.) Speeches and Introductions are addresses by others either referring to or introducing Marge Piercy. They are arranged chronologically.

     
    Theses and Papers
    Box   48  
    Canty, Joan F. "Does Eugenics = (E)utopia Reproductive Control and Ethical Issues in Contemporary North American Feminist Fabulation." Master's thesis, California State University, Stanislaus,  May 1995
    Box   48  
    Dougherty, Matt. "Dictionary of Terms from Marge Piercy's He, She and It ." Senior symposium paper [high school course],  November 24, 1997
    Box   48  
    Empey, John Theodore. "The Androgynous Vision in the Novels of Marge Piercy." Master's thesis, University of Texas at Arlington,  1979
    Box   48  
    Fogel, Lauren B. "Feminist Expression: Escaping Women's Oppression in Language in Three Marge Piercy Novels." Senior essay,  April 17, 1987
    Box   48  
    Gartshore, Pamela. "Marge Piercy and the American Feminist Movement in the Last Ten Years from Her Novel Small Changes . Mémoire pour l'obtention de la maîtrise d'anglais, Université de Paris-III,  1976 (2 folders)
    Box   48  
    Haran, Joan. "(Re)Productive Fictions: Reproduction, Embodiment and Feminist Science in Marge Piercy's Science Fiction,"  undated   

    ( ca. 1994 or later)

    Box   48  
    Huang, Pien. "Marge Piercy: Poetess." High school paper, Waltham High School, Waltham, Massachusetts,  April 2002
    Box   48  
    Mitchell, Felicia. Untitled biographical and critical sketch. Emory and Henry College,  undated
    Box   48  
    Peta, Jayme L. "'Brooders,' Breeders, and Monsters: Reproductive Technology, Motherhood, and Capitalism in Feminist Science Fiction. Bachelor's thesis, Honors College, Wesleyan University,  April 1996
    Box   48  
    Sears, Joyce A. "Is There a Gender in This Text? Reader Response to Fictional Voice." Master's thesis abstract, Western Illinois University,  December 1990
    Box   48  
    van Daalen-Smith, Cheryl. "Powerfully Reciprocal: A Feminist Analysis of Nursing's Role in Enabling Self Esteem Growth in Women." Master's thesis, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto,  1998   

    (dedicated to Piercy for her work in feminist consciousness-raising)

    Box   48  
    Name illegible. "Reaction Paper for Contemporary Women Poets." College paper, Hartford, Connecticut?,  ca. 1988   

    (for a course taught by Margaret Randall; includes cover letter from Randall to Piercy)

    Box   48  
    Author unknown. "The Life of a Writer,"  undated
     
    Bibliographies   

    (original folder heading "Student Biblio Review Lists")

    Box   48  
    Doherty, Patricia. "Marge Piercy: An Annotated Bibliography,"  1995   

    (started as a project for a bibliography course; see also the published work of the same name)

    Box   48  
    Sparks, E.K. "Marge Piercy: Secondary Biblio,"  June 17, 1994
     
    Fiction
    Box   48  
    Wood, Ira. "Lieberman's Renewal": short story, two versions,  July 1996
     
    Music
    Box   48  
    "All Lovers Have Secret Names," text: Marge Piercy, music: Jean Rohe,  ca. 2003
    Box   48  
    "Attack of the Squash People," text: Marge Piercy, music: William L. Buelow,  October 1988   

    (stored in oversize box 8)

    Box   48  
    "Let Us Gather at the River," text: Marge Piercy, music: Annelinde Metzner,  1980
    Box   48  
    "What Feeling Is This?" and "Behold: A Relationship" from Walking into Love , text: Marge Piercy, music: Evren Celimli,  1991
    Box   48  
    "Windows of the Woman Burning," text: Marge Piercy, music: Annelinde Metzner,  undated
    Box   48  
    "Winter Promises," text: Marge Piercy, music: Bob Applebaum,  2001
     
    Artworks   

    (see also Correspondence, box 35)

    Box   48  
    "What's That Smell in the Kitchen?" by Marge Piercy: translation of the Marge Piercy poem into Armenian, calligraphy in ink on bread dough, by Armenian feminist poet Medaksé, Yerevan, Armenia,  June 17, 1994   

    (stored in oversize box 7)

    Box   48  
    Calligraphy: transcriptions of four Piercy poems, unsigned,  undated   

    (stored in portfolio 3)

    Box   48  
    Speeches and Introductions: various authors,  1990
     
    Photographs and Negatives [series]:

    The Photographs, Slides and Negatives series consists of approximately 0.5 linear feet of photographic materials. Most of the material consists of publicity shots of Marge Piercy. The series is divided by format into Photographs, Negatives, and Outsize Photographs. The Publicity Photographs grouping (all images of Piercy) makes up the bulk of the series. Some of these photographs were taken by Ira Wood. (Contact Sheets also features professional shots of Piercy for publicity purposes.) The Events file showcases Piercy reading or speaking at various functions (currently only one image). The Other Subjects category consists primarily of photographs sent to Piercy by others. Noteworthy among them is the photograph of a World War Two-era tanker. It was sent in by a Merchant Marine veteran who was deeply moved by Piercy's realistic portrayal of the Second World War in Gone to Soldiers . One strip of negatives appears to show Piercy at home. The Outsize Photographs grouping consists of photographs too large to be housed with the rest of the photograph series. (Right now, only one item is in this subseries, a group photograph from 1999 of Piercy and others at a writers' retreat.)

     
    Photographs
    Box   49  
    Publicity Photographs,  1973-1982 (2 folders)
    Box   49  
    Events,  1996
    Box   49  
    Other Subjects,  1942-1987
    Box   49  
    Contact Sheets,  ca. 1980-1982
    Box   49  
    Negatives,  ca. 1970s?
    Box   49  
    Outsize Photographs,  1999   

    (stored in oversize box 4)

     
    Audiovisual [series]:

    The Audiovisual Series has been divided into two subseries: Sound Recordings and Video Recordings. The series provides a near-complete record of Piercy's recorded sound and video output, thus complementing and expanding the manuscript and photographic holdings. It consists mainly of professional recordings, although many of these works may now be out of print and unavailable elsewhere--in particular, the open reel tapes. Included are recordings of readings, lectures, and interviews given by Piercy, as well as musical performances of her poetry.

    The Sound Recordings subseries has been organized according to format. Subseries include Reels, Cassettes, Compact Discs, and also Reformatted Sound Recordings. In order to facilitate access, each sound recording has been numbered. Recordings are numbered sequentially within each subseries (although some variation in the numbering system has occurred with accretions to the collection). Titles indicated in quotation marks in the finding aid are quoted directly from the labels of the recordings. In a few cases, particularly within the Commercial Recordings grouping, quotation marks are also used to indicate the title of a poem or work.

    The Reels subseries is relatively small, but holds a treasury of Piercy's work from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Most of these open reel recordings were produced for radio broadcast, some for Radio Free People out of Brooklyn, New York. Included are Piercy poetry performances, in some cases accompanied by Jeriann Hilderley and others. Piercy is also recorded in interviews. "Other" features a musical setting of one of Piercy's poems composed and performed by Irwin Heilner, as well as various collaborations (which bear unclear or partly illegible labeling).

    In order to facilitate access, all of the open reel tapes have been reformatted onto recordable compact discs (CD-Rs). These CD-Rs make up the Reformatted Sound Recordings subsubseries. Numbering and labeling for the CD-Rs corresponds exactly to that of the reels, so that researchers wishing to listen to the contents of PIERCYRR-1 should request PIERCYCDR-1 and so on. These CD-Rs are available for audition in the reading room of the Special Collections Library. (Advance notice may be required for retrieval and setup.) In at least one case, the tape's original label does not accurately or completely reflect the contents of the tape. In other cases, physical degradation of the original tape appears to have occurred, so that portions of the recording are less audible.

    The Cassettes subsubseries is the largest in the series. The cassettes include readings, performances, and lectures by Piercy (and occasionally others); interviews; radio broadcasts featuring Piercy; commercial recordings (such as audio versions of Piercy's poetry and novels); and music (mostly musical settings of Piercy's poetry). Most of these recordings, even those not in the Commercial section, were produced for commercial use or broadcast. Within the Music section, the name listed before the title indicates composer or chief performer. Some of the music can be found in printed form in the Works by Others series.

    The Compact Discs subsubseries consists of commercial recordings of Piercy and musical settings of her works. One item of note is a 2003 protest of the post-9/11 "New McCarthyism," featuring Marge Piercy, Eric Bogosian, Norman Mailer, and others.

    The Video Recordings subseries consists of fourteen VHS videocassettes. The subseries is made up of the groupings Readings, Performances, and Lectures; Interviews; and Commercial Recordings. Many of the tapes are copies of television broadcasts featuring interviews of or performances by Piercy. Others capture her performances or addresses at live events, from commencement ceremonies to poetry festivals. One of the highlights of the subseries is an interview of Piercy describing a research trip to Germany for her World War II-era novel Gone to Soldiers . Most of the videotapes in the collection have been transferred to DVD. The numbering and labeling system for these DVDs reflects that of the videotapes: the contents of PIERCYVID-1 can be found on PIERCYDVD-1, and so on. These DVDs are available for viewing in the reading room, by advance request.

     
    Sound Recordings [subseries]:   

    (All sound recordings are available for audition in the Special Collections Library, with advance notice for retrieval and setup.)

     
    Reels (Closed due to preservation concerns. Researchers use "Reformatted Sound Recordings" instead.)
     
    Readings and Performances
    Box   50  
    (PIERCYRR-1) "Laying Down the Tower, 72-1," recorded by WBAI, New York,  undated (7 ½ ips, ½ track mono, 36 minutes?)
    Box   50  
    (PIERCYRR-2) "Piercy--6 poems": contains only a portion of a song in Spanish; mislabeled?,  undated (1 min. 40 seconds)
    Box   50  
    (PIERCYRR-3) "Tarot, copy": copy of "Laying Down the Tower,"  undated (1200 ft., 7 inch reel, ? ips, ? minutes)
     
    Interviews
    Box   50  
    (PIERCYRR-4) "Interview with Marge Piercy in two parts," Lesbian Nation: WBAI-FM 99.5, New York,  September 3, 1973 September 10, 1973 (3 ¾ ips, 59 minutes)
    Box   50  
    (PIERCYRR-5) Piercy, Marge, "Women in the Arts,"  October 3, 1975 (1800 ft., 7 inch reel, 3 ¾ ips, ? minutes)
     
    Radio Broadcasts
     
    Radio Free People, Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Box   50  
    (PIERCYRR-6) "Marge Piercy: Poems #1,"  1968 (7 ½ ips, 16 minutes 41 seconds)
    Box   50  
    (PIERCYRR-7) "Marge Piercy: Poems #2,"  January 1, 1969 (7 ½ ips, ? minutes)
    Box   50  
    (PIERCYRR-13) [Piercy, Marge and Hilderley, Jeriann], "Reclaiming ourselves," [Radio Free People, New York, 1973] (1800 ft., 7 inch reel/5 ¼ inches tape, 7 ½ ips, 2 track mono, [96 minutes?])
    Box   50  
    (PIERCYRR-8) Piercy, Marge, "Laying Down the Tower" sequence of poems,  undated (7 ½ ips, 7 inch reel/5 inches tape, ½ track mono, 36 minutes)
    Box   50  
    (PIERCYRR-9) Hilderley, Jeriann, "Ritual Passage,"  undated (7 inch reel, 7 ½ ips, 60 minutes)
    Box   50  
    (PIERCYRR-10) Badanes, [Jeriann?] and Piercy, Marge, "Unlearning to Not Speak": Badanes and Piercy tape for KPFA women's program and [Hilderley, Jeriann?], "Jeriann--I Am a Woman,"  undated (7 inch reel, ? ips, ? minutes)
    Box   50  
    (PIERCYRR-11) [Hilderley], Jeriann and Piercy, Marge, "Jeriann/I Live in a House of Many Colors/+ Jeriann Marge [KPFK? KPFA?] tape"  undated (7 inch reel, ? ips, 24 minutes)
     
    Other
    Box   50  
    (PIERCYRR-12) Heilner, Irwin, "Sing It Like It Is, Part I: Music by Irwin Heilner": includes the poem "Why the Soup Tastes Like the Daily News" by Marge Piercy, played and sung by the composer,  undated (1200 ft., 7 inch reel, 7 ½ ips, stereo, one side only, ? minutes)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYRR-14) Side 1: "Marge Piercy, Dick Lourie," Side 2: "[MD5? MDS?] rap? [?], Isabel?,"  undated (1200 ft., 7 inch reel, side 1: 1 ½ ips, "1/3 blank"; side 2: 3 ¾ ips, abt. 15 minutes)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYRR-15) Side 1: "Experiments," Side 2: "3 poems (Peter W.?)," "Unclench Yrself 1, 2,"  undated (7 inch reel, ? ips, ? minutes)
     
    Cassettes
     
    Readings, Performances, and Lectures
     
    Marge Piercy
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-1) "At the Core: Selected Poems, 1976/1977 ?, Marge Piercy, Watershed Foundation,"  1977 (57 minutes, 16 seconds)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-2) "Marge Piercy: Reading, Aspen Writer's Conference,"  1989
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-3) "Marge Piercy Reading Poems: 'Negative Ion Dance,' 'On the Trail of the Broken Spine,' 'On Guard,' 'The Art of Blessing,'"  March 11, 1992 (60 minutes)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-4) Body of Glass , dramatised by Micheline Wandor, Radio Drama BBC,  June 10, 1995
     
    Others   

    (May include contents other than poetry readings)

    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-5) McCarthy, Kim. "One Woman Composer's Perspective: an audio-documentary by Holly Hutton," Women's Studies Dept., Univ. of Oregon: "For the Young Who Wanted To," by Kim McCarthy, poem by Marge Piercy,  1983 (60 minutes?)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-6) Wood, Ira. "Ira Wood: Reading, Aspen Writer's Conference,"  1989
     
    Radio Broadcasts   

    (largely interviews)

    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-7) "New Letters on the Air": Marge Piercy poetry reading and interview, New Letters magazine, University of Missouri, Kansas City,  November 1989 (29 minutes)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-8) "Public Radio Book Show": Marge Piercy reading poetry and interviewed by Tom Smith, New York State Writer's Institute, Humanities [335? 355?], the University at Albany, SUNY,  January 17, 1991
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-9) "All Things Considered," National Public Radio,  February 10, 1994
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-10) "The Needs and Longings of Women": Marge Piercy interviewed by Jean Ferraca, Wisconsin Public Radio, University of Wisconsin-Madison,  March 3, 1994 (2 sides)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-11) "The Writer's Almanac," Minnesota Public Radio, week of  November 16, 1998
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-12) "The Writer's Almanac": Marge Piercy interviewed by host Garrison Keillor, Minnesota Public Radio, week of  September 6, 1999
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-13) "The Writer's Almanac," Minnesota Public Radio,  September 13-September 19, 1999
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-14) "The Writer's Almanac," Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, Minn.,  October 25-October 31, 1999
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-15) "The Writer's Almanac," Minnesota Public Radio,  April 3-April 9, 2000
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-16) "The Writer's Almanac," Minnesota Public Radio,  September 11-September 17, 2000
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-17) Rehm, Diane. "Bill Moyers Poetry," WAMU 88.5 FM, American University Radio, Washington, D.C.,  October 5, 1999 (1 hour)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-18) "Here and Now," 90.9 WBUR broadcast,  October 8, 1999
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-19) "Marge Piercy," WNYC, New York,  undated (90 minutes?)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-20) "The Poets: A Festival of Love," hosted by Christopher Lydon, featuring Rita Dove, Mark Doty, and Marge Piercy. Cambridge Mass.: World Media Foundation, distributed by NPR,  undated   

    (in or before 2001)

    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-21) "The Poets: A Festival of Love," NPR and World Media Foundation, Inc.: handwritten label "Poets--Valentine,"  undated   

    (In or before 2001.)

    (duplicates PIERCYCA-20)

    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-22) "WGBH Radio--Massachusetts Poetry Series: Marge Piercy,"  undated   

    (In or before 2001.)

    (15-30 minutes)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-66) "Saluting Public Libraries," M. Stage, C. Blaszczyk, E. Sikorovsky, WGBH Radio, Boston,  undated (16 minutes 30 seconds)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-67) "Second Opinion with Erwin Knoll," side 1: Susan Kaillin, side 2: Marge Piercy,  undated
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-68) "M. Piercy for 3/20": Marge Piercy interview, WJMN, Boston, March 20, n.y., (28 minutes 8 seconds)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-74 and PIERCYCA-75) "Ann": [conversation between Anni Waterflow and Marge Piercy],  ca. 1982   

    (related material in Correspondence series)

     
    Music   

    (usually Piercy's poetry set to music by others)

    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-76) Buelow, William L., "Attack of the Squash People,"  1989
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-23) Celimli, Evren,  undated
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-24) Corrsin, Lori, "Master's Recital: New Compositions and Arrangements," HUC Chapel,  March 3, 1992
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-25) Heilner, Irwin,  undated (60 minutes?)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-26) Johnson, Keith, "Perfect Swine," Music Theatre, Manchester: poems by Marge Piercy and others, music by Keith Johnson,  November 16, 1989
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-27) Margolin, David, "Songs from Marge Piercy's poetry,  undated (60 minutes)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-28) Stock, David, "Available Light": with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble," conducted by the composer,  undated (90 minutes?)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-29) Teitelbaum, Richard, Lowe, Golem 1 for Computer : performed by the composer, Computer Music Performance System, CDCM Computer Music Series, Vol. 2, Centaur CRC  2039 World Band Music,  1987 (18 minutes)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-71) Rohe, Jean, "All Lovers Have Secret Names": poem by Marge Piercy, music by Jean Rohe; Jean Rohe--voice, Ilusha Tsinadze--guitar, Pat Schoultz--bass,  undated
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-72) Clearfield, Andrea, ""The Song of Ruth" from Women of Valor : text--Marge Piercy, music--Andrea Clearfield, soprano--Shannon Coulter, piano--Michael Sheadel,  undated
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-73) Foley, Jack and Foley, Adelle, "Words & Books; Poetry & Writing," "Chorus: SON(G)," "This Wonder" (text by James Broughton,  undated
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-30) Artists unknown [Katzberg and Snyder?], "Susan B," "What's That Smell in the Kitchen?", "Act Like a Man": lyrics by Marge Piercy,  undated (70 minutes?)
     
    Commercial Recordings
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-31) The Klezmer Conservatory Band. Oy Chanukah! , Cambridge, Mass.: Rounder Records,  1986
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-32, 33, 34, 35, 36) "Marge Piercy reads Woman on the Edge of Time and Braided Lives (excerpts)," American Audio Prose Library,  1986 (5 copies) (65 minutes)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-37, 38, 39, 40, 41) "Marge Piercy Interview with Kay Bonetti," American Audio Prose Library,  1986 (5 copies) (60 minutes)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-42 and 43 and PIERCYCA-64 and 65) "Woman's Hour Poetry Collection": includes poems by Marge Piercy, BBC Radio Collection, BBC Worldwide, Ltd.,  1996 (2 cassettes) (2 copies)
    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-44 through PIERCYCA-62) Morkets By, Lysets By , Marge Piercy, Mappes 1-3,  2000 (19 cassettes in 3 volumes)   

    (Danish translation of City of Darkness, City of Light )

    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-63) "Poetry Please": contains "The Seven of Rectangles" by Marge Piercy, BBC Radio 4,  undated   

    (In or before 1999.)

    (includes handwritten note)

    Box   51  
    (PIERCYCA-69 and PIERCYCA-70) The Longings of Women: A Novel : abridged, Time Warner AudioBooks,  1994 (2 cassettes) (approx. 3 hours)
     
    Compact Discs   

    (most are commercial releases)

    Box   52  
    (PIERCYCD-1) Be Careful, There's a Baby in the House , Rosalie Sorrels, Green Linnet, Redbird Series, Danbury, Conn.: includes the Marge Piercy piece, "Right to Life,"  1991
    Box   52  
    (PIERCYCD-2) In Other Words: The Jewish Writer Reads Her Work : A project of the Hadassah International Research Institute on Jewish Women at Brandeis University, includes readings by Marge Piercy,  2000 (2 compact discs)
    Box   52  
    (PIERCYCD-3) Winter Promises , Bob Applebaum,  2001
    Box   52  
    (PIERCYCD-4) Back to Eden , Mike Mermin,  2003
    Box   52  
    (PIERCYCD-5) Dissent=Democracy: A Teach-in on the 'New McCarthyism' : a benefit for Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater featuring Eric Bogosian, Marge Piercy, André Gregory, Sebastian Junger, Alexandra Marshall, Gip Hoppe (with Stephen Russell), Norman Mailer, Howard Zinn,  August 12, 2003
     
    Reformatted Sound Recordings (from Reels): recordable compact discs [subseries]:   

    (see "Reels" listing for item descriptions)

    Box   52  
    Use Copies: PIERCYCDR-1 through PIERCYCDR-15
    Box   53  
    Backup Copies: PIERCYCDR-1 through PIERCYCDR-15   

    (Staff use only.)

     
    Video Recordings: VHS videotapes [subseries]:   

    (Most of the videotapes in the collection have been transferred to DVD. The numbering system for these DVDs reflects that of the videotapes: the contents of PIERCYVID-1 can be found on PIERCYDVD-1, and so on. These DVDs are available for viewing in the Special Collections Library Reading Room, by advance request.)

     
    Readings, Performances, and Lectures
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-1) "Michigan Writer's Day: an event of the Michigan Festival," [Michigan State University], introduction by Diane Wakoski, guest speaker Marge Piercy [box labeled incorrectly: "Honorary Doctorate Ceremony, Bridgewater State College"],  August 19, 1989 (1 hour 15 minutes)
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-2) "B.S.C. Spring Commencement": Bridgewater State College,  1990 (1 hour 40 minutes)
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-3) "Sunken Garden Poetry Festival": Marge Piercy, with klezmer band and introduction by B.J. Smith,  July 24, 1996 (1 hour 50 minutes)
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-4) "Weaving Dreams of Women," University of South Carolina: poetry and dance, various performers,  1996 (1 hour 15 minutes)
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-5) "A Woman and a Jew: Contradiction and Fulfillment": speech by Marge Piercy, March 21, n.y. (1 hour 4 minutes)
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-13) Essential Poems (To Fall In Love With) , Programme 4: "The Grass Is Greener,"  February 28, 2003 (26minutes)
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-14) "The Mountain Moving Day": women's concert (dance, song, poetry) with music by Annelinde Metzner; featuring poems by Marge Piercy and others, [Mars Hill, North Carolina],  October 27, 2002 (1 hour 20 minutes)
     
    Interviews
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-6) Ex Libris : book program with interview of Marge Piercy by Ellen Arl, Sumter, South Carolina,  January 25, 1990 (31 minutes)
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-7) "Books and the World": guest Marge Piercy, Cape Cod Writers Conference,  January 17, 1992 (1 hour 1 minute)
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-8) "Books and the World": cable TV interview with Marge Piercy and Ira Wood,  July 1998 (36 minutes)
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-9) "Daughters of de Beauvoir": Piercy interviewed along with other writers,  undated   

    (In or before 1991.)

    (1 hour 2 minutes)
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-10) 30 Minutes Wellfleet : "Marge Piercy talks about her visit to Germany where she researched her novel Gone to Soldier [ Gone to Soldiers ]. She discusses her work with Ira Wood," Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet, Massachusetts,  1987 (33 minutes)
     
    Commercial Recordings
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-11) "Gone to Soldiers," Magnetic Arts Inc./Fawcett Books: box only; actually a taped version of the film "Grand Hotel",  1988 (30 minutes)
    Box   54  
    (PIERCYVID-12) "The Day After": video production about rape using Piercy's "The Rape Poem," Geraldine Glattstein, Deluxe Productions Canada Inc.,  undated   

    (in or before 1994)

    (6 minutes 12 seconds)