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Guide to the William Bronk Papers, 1955-1989

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Bronk, William
Title: William Bronk Papers
Dates: 1955-1989
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (1 box)
Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts, broadsides and other material by or related to William Bronk.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, manuscripts and broadsides

Biographical Note

William Bronk (1918-1999) was a significant 20th century American poet. His work garnered much acclaim, including the 1982 National Book Award.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, manuscripts, broadsides and other material by or related to William Bronk. Some of the correspondence is from James L. Weil, one of Bronk's publishers.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Due to the fragility of magnetic media, the audiotapes require duplication at patron expense for use.

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Related Material

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Weil, James L.

Subjects:

  • Poets, American -- 20th century

Document Types:

  • Broadsides

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, January 2010.

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to the fragility of magnetic media, the audiotapes require duplication at patron expense for use.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Bronk Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Finkel, February 2009.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Matthew Weseley, January 2010.

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Container List

Folder 1 Correspondence - Bronk to Matthew Weseley, 1995-1996 [7 ALS]
Folder 2 Correspondence - Bronk to Kevin Killian, 4 Apr 1989 [1 ALS and a William M. Bronk advertising postcard]
Folder 3 Correspondence - James Weil to Matthew Weseley, 1985-1986, 1975-1997 [11 items]
Folder 4 Manuscripts - Laura Gone, n.d. [AMsS]
Folder 5 Manuscripts - Real Estate, 1987 [TMsS inscribed to Gio (Giovannina de Blasiis) and Ginny]
Folder 6 Manuscripts - The Primacy of Light, n.d. [AMs, possibly sent to Giovannina de Blasiis]
Folder 7 Manuscripts - For and Early Italian Musician, 1955 [AMsS enc w/ ALS sent to Giovannina de Blasiis]
Folder 8 Broadsides - In the Beauty of the World... Providence: Burning Deck, n.d. [signed by the author]
Folder 9 Broadsides - Having Come a Long Way the Wise Men Wait a Minute. Durham, NH: Friends of the University of New Hampsire Library, 1981 [Copy 18 of 50, signed by the author]
Folder 10 Broadsides - A Bright Day in December. Concord, NH: William B. Ewert, 1981 [Copy 29 of 36, signed by the author]
Folder 11 Broadsides - James Weil broadsides including The Gift, The American Cemetery, and a tribute to Bronk, All Poems Mean [3 items, all inscribed to Matthew Weseley by the author]
Folder 12 Newsclippings, 1974, 1999
Folder 13 Press Releases, ca. 1983, 1989 [2 items]
Folder 14 Photographs [5 items]
Audiotape - Bronk Reading, 1 Jan 1997 [1 audiocassette]
Audiotape - Bronk Reading, 24 June 1996 and 25 Aug 1986 [1 audiocassette]

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