Paul Engle Papers, 1927-1991

Paul Engle Portrait


Collection Summary

Creator: Engle, Paul 1908-91

Dates: 1831-1992 bulk of collection 1927-91

Collection Number: ZZ 38

Quantity: 18 linear feet, 63 boxes, includes 1 multimedia and 2 photograph boxes.

Repository: George T. Henry College Archives, Stewart Memorial Library, Coe College

Copyright: Copyright is retained by Hualing Nieh Engle

Restrictions on Access: Unrestricted

Abstract: Paul Engle was a noted poet and a professor at the University of Iowa. His noted accomplishments include director of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and as one of the founders of the International Writing Program also at the University of Iowa. His collection includes: personal and business correspondence, poetry and manuscript drafts, galleys, publications, and financial documents. The collection also includes papers from the Iowa Writers Workshop papers and International Writing Program, newspaper clippings, photographs, audio tapes, and works from other authors.

Language: English



Administrative Information

Location: George T. Henry Archives

Preferred Citation: Paul Engle Papers, George T Henry Archives, Stewart Memorial Library, Coe College

Acquisition: Part of this collection was given to Coe College by Paul Engle during his lifetime. Other materials were given by Hualing Nieh Engle in 2002.

Processing Information: Processed by Hongbo Xie and Sara Pitcher (2006-08)



Biographic Note

Paul Hamilton Engle, son of Thomas Allen and Evelyn Reinheimer Engle, was born on October 12, 1908, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, of German ancestors. He attended public school in Cedar Rapids. As a teenager, Engle had his first real job behind the soda fountain counter in the neighborhood pharmacy. In his memoirs, he described the experience as his “window into the whole area.” He also took part in the family’s business, training horses.

After graduating from Washington High School, he enrolled at Coe College. Engle graduated from Coe in 1931 with a major in English. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Cum Laude with departmental honors. His thesis was an extended essay on the relations of John Keats and Leigh Hunt. He obtained his masters from the University of Iowa in 1932. His master’s thesis was a volume of poems titled Worn Earth which was published by Yale University Press in the same year, winning the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. His thesis was one of the first instances in American higher education of a creative piece being accepted. Engle spent two years at Columbia University and won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. While at Oxford he studied under the poet, Edmund Blunden, earning a Bachelor of Arts A.B. from Merton College, Oxford in 1936. A Master’s in Arts A.M. degree followed in 1939.

While still in England, his second volume of poems, American Song, was published. J. Donald Adams on page 1 of the New York Times Book Review, proclaimed Engle “A New Voice in American Poetry” (July 29, 1934). Adams closed his lengthy review with this statement. “Paul Engle is a poet to be watch[ed], a writer who will play his part in the resurgence of creative force that will mark this decade in our literary history.” On July 3, 1936, Engle married Mary Nissen, a former neighbor in Cedar Rapids. They exchanged vows at the Oxford Registry Office. The marriage produced two daughters – Mary and Sara, but ended in divorce in 1970.

Engle returned to the University of Iowa in 1937 as a faculty member in the English department with a focus on poetry. In 1941, he assumed the acting director’s position of the Writer’s Workshop replacing Wilbur Schramm who was serving in the military. He became the director the next year, and is credited with developing the workshop into the premier writing program in the world over the next quarter of a century. He resigned as director in 1965.

In 1967, Engle co-founded the International Writing Program at of the University of Iowa with Hualing Nieh, a Chinese novelist. They married in 1971. Engle devoted his energies full time to the International Writing Program, until his wife succeeded him as director in 1977. In 1976 Paul and Hualing were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by close friend Averell Harriman who Paul met on an earlier fund-raising trip. Harriman wrote in his nomination: “I have known the Engles and watched their dedicated efforts to bring peace and understanding to the world by bringing writers of every country, language and culture to their program in Iowa City.”

During his retirement, Paul continued to write and provide consultant services to his wife. Engle died of a heart attack at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago en route to Poland to receive an award in 1991. His memoir, A Lucky American Childhood, was published posthumously in 1996.

Engle wrote and edited more than 20 books, was a frequent contributor to poetry journals, scholarly journals, and popular magazines. His book reviews appeared in the New York Times and other publications. It is arguable that his greatest contribution to the literary world was the nurturing of young writers.



Scope and Content

The Engle collection is eighteen linear feet, consisting of sixty boxes of papers, two boxes of photographs, and five sound recordings. The collection contains material covering the various aspects of Engle’s life as a poet, educator, administrator, and personal life. Approximately twenty of the sixty boxes contain correspondence including family and friends both in and out of the writing community, Iowa Writers Workshop, International Writing Program, University business, as well as letters relating to the publication of Engle’s work. Some influential writers that are represented include Robert Frost, English author Edmund Blunden, Czeslaw Milosz, Gwendolyn Brooks, Bengali poet Nirendranath Chakravarti, Flannery O’Connor, Kurt Vonnegut and Janusz Glowacki. Correspondence can be found in a large part of the personal and professional series and also in series seven and eight the Iowa Writers Workshop and the International Writing Program.

The focus of Engles collection is the seventeen boxes devoted to his works. In Series 3 every poem found in the collection has been listed either in poetry a-z, collections, or drafts, notes and fragments. Also listed is his prose: articles, essays, short stories, and book reviews. Galleys, typescripts, and drafts of published works appear in Series 5. Interesting pieces in these series include an opera by Paul Engle, composed by Philip Bezanson. This opera was originally titled Western Child and performed by the school of fine arts at the University of Iowa in 1959. A remake of the opera was broadcast by the Hallmark Hall of Fame in 1960 titled Golden Child. Nineteen sixty-two saw the publication of the children’s book Golden Child. The collection contains galleys and marked proofs for the book, and drafts and typescripts for the opera. Golden Child was not the only work by Engle put to music. There are several scores created for Engle’s poetry in the collection as well. The collection spans more than forty years from the late 1920s to the late 1980s and show Engle’s development as a writer.

The collection contains the administrative papers, correspondence and publications from the Iowa Writers Workshop. In 1967 Engle and novelist Hauling Nieh co-founded the International Writing Program, a residency program that brought established international writers to the workshop. Series 8 includes administrative, financial, and personal correspondence concerning the International Writing Program (IWP) along with records and translations from the program. Of note is correspondence from the resident writers relating their experiences writing in their own countries, their travel frustrations, and their appreciation for the program. Correspondence from international writers can also be found in Series 1. Two folders in Series 8 contain correspondence concerning Engle and Hualing’s nomination for a Nobel Peace Price in 1976 for their work with the International Writing Program.

Interesting points in the collection include Engle’s diary from 1929-31 and papers, including correspondence, photographs, and genealogy on Engle’s ancestors beginning in 1831. There are also works from other authors including, but not limited to, private publications from Robert Frost and Tate Allen, a play by Art Buchwald, an essay by John Drury, a paper by Harris T George, a thesis by Denis Johnson, and a short story by Jean Kerr. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings, film scripts, ephemera, awards, and financial and legal documents.

* Copy is from the University of Iowa



Series List

The collection is divided into 13 Series:

Series 1: Personal - Correspondence and documents from Engle’s personal life, includes correspondence from other writers.

Series 2: Professional - Correspondence relating to lectures, speeches and the publication of Engle’s poetry.

Series 3: Poetry - Drafts, notes, fragments, research material and printed copies of finished poems.

Series 4: Prose - Articles, short stories, essays, book reviews, and research material.

Series 5a: Publications - Drafts, notes, proofs, galleys and promotions for Engle’s published works.

Series 5b: Publications, Complete - Journals and publications containing work by or about Engle.

Series 6: Notebooks and Diaries - Address books from Engle’s travels, notebooks containing poetry fragments, notes on horses, and a diary from 1929-31.

Series 7: Iowa Writers Workshop - Administrative papers, correspondence, and workshop publications.

Series 8: International Writing Program (IWP) - Administrative papers, personal correspondence, IWP records, poetry translations, and financial records.

Series 9: Newspaper Clippings - Newspaper clippings by and about Engle, research material.

Series 10: Other Authors, Works - Works by other writers and artists.

Series 11: Photographs, Awards, Ephemera - Photographs, awards and ephemera.

Series 12: Oversized - Oversized material from the collection.

Series 13: Multimedia - Four sound recordings and a videocassette.



Subject Headings

Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981
American Fiction
American Fiction – 20th Century – Book Reviews
American Poetry – 20th Century
Amis, Kingsley, 1922-1995
Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943
Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000
Cheever, John, 1912-1982
Coe College
Engle, Paul – Correspondence
Engle, Paul, 1908-1991
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986
International Writing Program (University of Iowa)
Iowa
Iowa Poetry Workshop
Justice, Donald Rodney, 1925-2004
Letters
Levine, Philip, 1928-
MacLeish, Archibald, 1892-1982
Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005
Nie, Hualing, 1926-
Nieh, Hualing, 1926-
O'Connor, Flannery, 1925-1964
Poetry – 20th Century
Poetry – Translations
Poets
Roth, Philip, 1933-
Stafford, William, 1914-1993
University of Iowa
Vonnegut, Kurt 1922-2007
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989
Washington High School (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963
Wouk, Herman, 1915-



Related Collections

Collections:

Greenblatt, Joan: Paul Engle Collection 1934-1997 (ZZ 127.1)

Hiersteiner, Jean and Walter: Paul Engle Collection (un-catalogued)

Geiger, Diane (Mrs. Waldo): Paul Engle Collection (un-catalogued)

Struthers, Ann. Two books by Gabriel Newbuger, Engle's neighbor. (faculty collections)

Videotapes:

“Paul Engle country:” Iowa Public Television, produced by Zell, Marty, written and directed by Zell, Marty and Manigal, Tom 1984 (ZZ 117.23)

“Paul Engle Special:” Iowa Public Television, produced Schram, Marilyn; Hany, Nancy; Gourly, Chris and Vogel, Lance, directed by Smith, Clay 1991 (ZZ 117.24)

Music and Periodicals:

See Coe Catalog for music put to Engle’s poetry and periodicals containing his early work.



Series 1: Personal

Abstract: This series contains correspondence and documents from Engle’s personal life. Of note is the correspondence from friends, many of whom are influential writers in their own right. Such as: Robert Frost, English author Edmund Blunden, Czeslaw Milosz, Gwendolyn Brooks, Bengali poet Nirendranath Chakravarti, Flannery O’Connor, Kurt Vonnegut and Janusz Glowacki. This correspondence is in both the general and individual folders. This series also includes correspondence and documents from Engle’s ancestors dating back to the eighteen hundreds

Series Notes:

Correspondence, Individual: These names were divided out when the collection was first appraised.

Correspondence, Family: Individuals may also appear in the miscellaneous folders.

Correspondence, General: The general correspondence is divided by decade. The lists of names do not represent all the individual correspondents located in the general folders. There are notable writers in these folders that do not appear in Individual Correspondence.

* copy from the University of Iowa

Series 1 Contents:

Box

Folder

 
   

Correspondence, Individual

1

1

    Algren, Nelson    1958

 

2

    Anderson, Curtiss    1958, 1970-80s

 

3

    Anderson, Robert    1980-90s

 

4

    Astor, Lord [invitation]    n.d.

 

5

    Baker, Mrs. Falcon O.    1984 January 16

 

6

    Bankier, Jean    1970 February 5

 

7

    Bell, Marvin    1989

 

8

    Belvin, Bill    1989, 1991

 

9

    Benet, Stephen Vincent    1950s

 

10

    Berryman, John    September 10

 

11

    Blackburn, Alex    1979

 

12-13

    Blunden, Edmund    1930-60s    (see also: other authors)

 

14

    Brooks, Gwendolyn    1940-80s

 

15

    Chakravarti, Nirendranath    1971-72, 1976

 

16

    Childress, William    1970-71

 

17

    Cummings, E.E.    1938, 1950-63    (photocopy)

2

18

    Degnan, James    1970-72

 

19

    Dickey, Bill    1961 October 23

 

20

    Dimić, Moma    1987-88

 

21

    Elliott, George    1963, 1980

 

22

    Embree, Charles    1969, 1971, 1974

 

23

    Erich, Alvin C.    1968-69

 

24

    Finkel, Don    1971-72

 

25

    Frost, Robert    1930-40s

 

26

    Garment, Leonard    1969-72

 

27

    Gerber, John    1967, 1969, 1970-72

 

28

    Gish, Lillian    1968, 1975

 

29

    Glowacki, Janusz    1981-83

 

30

    Grever, Barbara Birkbeck    1967-70, 1978

3

31

    Hall, James B.    1970

 

32

    Hall, Oakley    1959, 1966, 1971

 

33

    Hamilton, Charles    1968-73

 

34

    Hamilton, William F.    1978 December 30

 

35

    Hanks, Nancy    1969, 1973, 1979

 

36

    Harriman, W. Averell    1950-70s

 

37

    Hayden, Robert    1977 February 2

 

38

    Hearst, James    n.d.

 

39

    Hennessey, Peter    1972 June 26

 

40

    Hess, Jack    1970-71, 1976

 

41

    Johnson, Lyndon [inauguration]    1965

 

42

    Justice, Donald    1959-80s

 

43

    Keeley, Edmund    1965, 1971

 

44

    Kim, Richard    1970, 1975

 

45

    Knight, Eric    1940-43    (photocopy*)

 

46

    Knight, Jere    1962, 1976, 1983, 1990

 

47

    Koch, Kenneth    1970

 

48

    Laugen, Jack    1977 January

 

49

    Lavine, Mel    1975-79

 

50

    Levine, Harry    1959-60, 1982-83

 

51

    Levine, Philip    1960s

 

52

    Lowell, Robert    1959 [original]; 1947, 1955-56    (photocopy* )

4

53

    MacAlister, Ian    1965

 

54

    MacLeish, Archibald    1930-40s

 

55

    Mallon, Thomas V.    1970s

 

56

    Marquand, Adelaide    1950-60s

 

57

    Miller, Arthur    1983

 

58

    Miller, Warren    1959, 1961

 

59

    Milosz, Czeslaw    1970-80s

 

60

    Moershel, H.G.    1970

 

61

    Newburger, G.F.    1931

 

62

    Nieh, Hualing    1981    (see also: correspondence, family)

 

63

    O'Connor, Flannery    1950s

 

64

    Rago, Henry    1955

 

65

    Ray, Robert D.    1981, 1985

 

66

    Remen, Gloria [calligraphy]    1972

 

67

    Reppert, Emma    1965-69

 

68

    Richter, Victor and Alice    1960-80s

 

69

    Rockefeller, Blanchette    1959-60, 1964

 

70

    Roth, Philip    1961, 1964

5

71

    Salamon, Joanna and Martien    1984-85

 

72

    O'Laughlin[?], Sean    1937, 1963, 1986

 

73

    Sigmund, Jay G.    1920-30s

 

74

    Simmons, John and Gelfand Lawrence    1980

 

75

    Sinkler, Becky and Students [Montezuma Community School, Iowa]    1990

 

76

    Snodgrass, W.D.    1960s

 

77

    Snow, C.P.    1960, 1964

 

78

    Stafford, William    1960-80s

 

79

    Tate, Allen    1959, 1961

 

80

    Tree, Marietta    1960, 1962

 

81

    Truesdell, Nelda [Coe '31, contains poetry]    1930s, 1983

 

82

    Untermeyer, Louis    1969 September 16

 

83

    Vonnegut, Kurt    1970-90s

 

84

    Warren, Robert Penn    1940s

 

85

    Williams, William Carlos    1950s

 

86

    Williams, Wirt    1959

 

87

    Wouk, Herman    1980s

   

Correspondence, Family

6

88

    Engle, Eva    1930s

 

89-90

    Engle, Mary Nissen    1930s

 

91

    Engle, Mary Nissen    1940-60s

 

92

    Engle, Mary Nissen [inheritance]    1960-70s

 

93

    Engle, Sara    1950-80s

7

94

    Margot and Olive    1930s, 1980-90s

 

95

    Miscellaneous    1831-98

 

96-97

    Miscellaneous    1950-90s

 

98

    Engle's Parents    1930s

 

99

    Reinheimer, Jacob    1869

   

Correspondence, General

8

100

    1927

   

        Ruth [from Engle]

 

101

    1930s [includes but not limited to]

   

        Campbell, Bill    1934

   

        Heyberger, Anna    1938

   

        Wolfe, Thomas    1936

 

102

    1940s [includes but not limited to]

   

        Litterst, Helene    1947

 

103

    1950s [includes but not limited to]

   

        Bean, William B.    1957

   

        Birney, Earle    1957

   

        Boutwood, Dredda    1956

   

        Elliott, Owen    1959    (see also: 1976)

   

        Floyd, Carlisle    1959

   

        Greer, Gordon    1958

   

        Harper, Harry H.    1959

   

        July, Robert W.    1957

   

        Knocalton, Arline    1959

   

        Kojima, Hobuo    1957

   

        Laser, Marvin    1959

   

        Lawrence, Seymour    1955

   

        McNamara, Robert C.    1955

   

        Mehta, Ved    1957

   

        Merwin, W.S. (William Stanley)    1957

   

        Rapp, Anna    1955

   

        Robertson, Robert    1954

   

        Williams, Oscar    1955

   

        Young, Stanley    1955

 

104

    1960s [includes but not limited to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        Amis, Kingsley    1962

   

        Atkinson, Brooks    1962

   

        Bellow, Saul    1962

   

        Bird, Lance    1969

   

        Bourjaily, Vance    1964

   

        Bradshaw, Jack    1969

   

        Campbell, Paul N.    1969

   

        Dickey, Bill    1961

   

        Engels, John    1969

   

        Gehman, Richard    1969

   

        Grant, Beatrice R.    1968

   

        Houghton, H. Clark    1961

   

        Kitterman, Douglas B.    1969

   

        Kivivuori, Kristiina    1965

   

        McCarthy, Dick    1963

   

        Moul, Francis    1965

   

        Nechardt, John G.    1960

   

        Olsen, Frederick Bruce    1964

   

        Prude, Agnes De Mille    1967    (see also: 1976)

   

        Reppest, Emma L.    1966

   

        Schott, Webster    1969

   

        Weinhaum, Eleaneor    1969

   

        White, Nancy    1969

 

105

    1960s [includes but not limited to]

   

        Auslaudes, Joseph    1965

   

        Barlow, Arthur    1965

   

        Bowen, Howard R.    1964

   

        Brzekowski, Jan    1967

   

        Calisher, Hortense    1967

   

        Fakir, Asoke    1965

   

        Fisk, Shirley C.    1962

   

        Gissen, Max    1964

   

        Godfrey, Dave    1961

   

        Hall, Earl    1966

   

        Harrison, A.R.W.    1965

   

        Hess, John    1964

   

        Holland, Leslie A.    1965

   

        Kanwar, H.I.S.    1967

   

        Kwang-chung, Yu    1964

   

        MacMahon, Bryan    1965

   

        Marquand, Lonny    1961

   

        Mukherjee, Bharati    1962

   

        National Council of the Arts    1965

   

        O'Conner, Frank    1961

   

        Pranam, Jyoti    1966

   

        Sai, Selma    1962

   

        Salisbury, Ralph    1965

   

        Stegner, Wallace    1961

   

        Stevens, Roger L.    1967

   

        Stoddard, George D.    1963

   

        Szlaga, Krystyna    1967

   

        Walker, Gerald    1964

   

        White, Nancy    1969

   

        Wilson, Angus    1960

   

        Won, Ko    1966

 

106

    1970s [includes but not limited to]

   

        Breban, Nicolae    1977

   

        Cho, Byung Hwa    1979

   

        Clark, Dick    1977

   

        Crook, Arthur    1972

   

        Culver, John C.    1973

   

        Cuninggim, Merrimon    1976

   

        Cursaru, Lucian    1972

   

        Deane, Elizabeth    1978

   

        Decker, William B.    1973

   

        Degnan, James    1978

   

        Hall, Margaret D.    1977

   

        Hanes, R. Phillip Jr.    1975

   

        Hilbert, Marilyn    1978

   

        Husa, Karel    1976

   

        Kizer, Carolyn    1977

   

        Laube, Paul J.    1976

   

        MacDonald, Kenneth    1973

   

        McClellan, Edwin    1974

   

        McFadden, Mary    1978

   

        Mihelič, Mira    1972

   

        Miltner, Pat and Leo    1972

   

        Shelton, Mark    1977

   

        Sigovich, Donald    1979

   

        Stutsman, Loraine [Mrs. Melvin C.]    1970

   

        Telpaz, Gideon    1977

   

        Walsh, John E.    1975

   

        Williams, Linda    1977

   

        Wyatt, Wyatt Laurence    1976

   

        Zarzecki, Krzysztof    1972    (see also: 1981)

 

107

    1970s [includes but not limited to]

   

        Adler, Philip D.    1970

   

        Akel, Abdullatif    1978

   

        Andrews, Clarence    1976

   

        Badawy, Fouad    1978

   

        Barba, Harry    1970

   

        Basler, Roy P.    1971

   

        Bly, Robert    1975

   

        Ciardi, John    1972

   

        Culver, John    1973

   

        Elliott, Owen    1976

   

        Freeman, Lorraine O'Grady    1970

   

        Gerard, Bert S.    1978

   

        Hunt, John    1972

   

        Johnson, Ira    1971

   

        Jonas, Carl    1972

   

        Kluger, Richard    1970

   

        Knapp, J. Burke    1970

   

        Kosinski, Jerzy    1973

   

        McGee, Frank    1972

   

        O'Connor, Phil    1971

   

        Payne, Robert    1975

   

        Prude, Agnes De Mille    1976    (see also: 1967)

   

        Richter, Vic    1970

   

        Varma, Shrikant    1971

   

        Wallace, Irving    1975

   

        Williams, Linda    1976

9

108

    1980s [includes but not limited to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        Abruquah, Joe W.    1984

   

        Benton, Nicholas    1982

   

        Cheever, John    1980

   

        Ferreter, Ed    1980

   

        Hart-Davis, Rupert    1983

   

        Jay, Peter    1981

   

        Kerry, Alan    1988

   

        Kesler, Roby    1988

   

        Kohlhasse, Wolfgang    1981

   

        Lengyel, Balars    1984

   

        Lindquist, Robert J.    1981

   

        McCarthy, Colman    1983, 1987

   

        Megged, Aharon    1985

   

        Miedzyrzecki, Artur    1981, 1983-84

   

        Nalle, David    1980

   

        Qian, Ziao    1983

   

        Remmert, James    1984

   

        Salinger, Steven D.    1987    (see also: 1991)

   

        Smart, William    1984

   

        Taylor, John D.    1981

   

        Thomas, John    1980

   

        Tóth, Éva    1984

   

        Verma, Shrikant    1982, 1985

   

        Vik, Bjog    1982

   

        Walsh, Richard    1983

   

        Ward, Robert J.    1984

   

        Zarzecki, Krzysztof    1981    (see also: 1972)

 

109

    1980s [includes but not limited to]

   

        Ahern, Mary V.    1983

   

        Barańczak, Stanislaw    1983

   

        Brown, William    1985

   

        Colloton, John W.    1983

   

        Conley, John    1983

   

        DeVries, Peter    1983

   

        Donoso, José    1983

   

        Erbe, Norman A.    1983

   

        Fisk, Shirley C.    1980

   

        Friendly, Pie    1984

   

        Hall, Jim    n.d.

   

        Harnack, Curtis    1984

   

        Holm, T.L.    1984

   

        Jammet, Anna    1983

   

        Mason, Charles    1984

   

        McCollister, Betty    1984

   

        McGowin, Nicholas S.    1983

   

        Murthy, U.R. Anantha    1983

   

        Myer, Randall    1984

   

        Przeździecki, Jerzy    1981-82

   

        Rinden, Robert Watland    1983

   

        Rosenthal, Alee M.    1984

   

        Salinger, Steve    1986

   

        Secor, Philip B.    1984

   

        Sprieser, John R.    1984

   

        Stevens, Roger L.    1980

   

        Winokur, George    1984

   

        Zhao, Y.H.    1983

 

110

    1980s [includes but not limited to]

   

        Baker, Mrs Falcon O.    1985

   

        Balaban, John    1987

   

        Czestochowski, Joseph S.    1985

   

        Freeman, John H.    1988

   

        Frehde, Joachim    1985

   

        Freund, Gerald    1985

   

        Halevy, Yoav Levitas    1988

   

        Halpern, Daniel    1985

   

        Heckman, A.A.    1987

   

        Hoyos, Juan José    1988

   

        Hubbell, James W.    1984

   

        Kinney, Richard R.    1987

   

        McCleary, Gordon    1985

   

        Miyamoto, Yokichi    1985

   

        Murray, Pauli    1985

   

        Newton, Michael    1987

   

        Peterson, Walter F.    1987

   

        Phocas, Nichos    1987

   

        Salinger, Steven    1986

   

        Salinger, Steven D.    1985-86

   

        Shammas, Anton    1987

   

        Skellings, Edmund    1987

   

        Telpaz, Gideon    1987

   

        Verna, Shrikant    1985

   

        Ward, Bob    1986, 1988

   

        Weissbort, Daniel    1987

   

        Weissbort, Danny    1985

   

        Williamson, Daniel    1985

   

        Yee, Gilbert Y.    1984

 

111

    1990s [includes but not limited to]

   

        Buchanan, Ellen    1990, 1992

   

        Moon, Dok Su    1990

   

        Mulroy, Kevin    1990

   

        Parisi, Joseph    1990

 

112

    1990s [includes but not limited to]

   

        Gillespie, Ross    1990

   

        McGhee, George C.    1990

   

        Morgan, Michael    1991

   

        Salinger, Steven D.    1991

 

113

    No Date [includes but not limited to]

   

        Barlow, S.L.M.

   

        Butcher, Fanny

   

        Cosby, Mrs. Michael

   

        Dalrymple, Jean

   

        Datta, Jyoti

   

        Day Lewis, Cecil

   

        Ellison, Ralph and Fanny

   

        Fisk, Shirley Carter

   

        Friedman, Bill

   

        Ginsberg, Allen

   

        Gloudon, Barbara

   

        King, Bob

   

        Lampson, David

   

        Macauley, Robie

   

        Field, Mrs. Marshall

   

        Miyamoto, Yokichi

   

        Petersen, William J.

   

        Sigmund, James B.

   

        Strut, Pavel

   

        Stryk, Lucien

   

        Witt, Carol

 

 

Documents

10

114

    Art Collection: Appraisal

 

115

    Family: Miscellaneous

 

116

    Correspondence: Divorce    (see also: oversized box 57)

 

117

    Engle, Mary Nissen: Documents, Legal Correspondence    1960    (see also: oversized box 57)

 

118

    Documents, Legal: General    (see also: oversized box 57)

 

119

Engle, Paul: Memorial Service    1991

   

Ephemera: Miscellaneous (see: box 53, 61a-b)

 

120

Financial: Medical, Life Insurance, Retirement    1961, 1980

 

121

    Reports, Annual Bank    1968-70, 1972-74    (see: oversize box 57)

 

122-123

    Tax Returns    1971-80s, 1990

11

124

Fredrich, John Tower: Interview, Jean Wylder

 

125

Genealogy

  126

Manuscript, Unknown [Engle ed.?]

 

127

Marshall College, Correspondence: Communist Accusation    1952    (photocopy*)

 

128

Miscellaneous

 

129

Newspaper Clippings    (photocopy)

 

130

Photographs: Family    (see: photograph box 55)

 

131

Travel Abroad: Correspondence    1963, 1975



Series 2: Professional

Abstract: This series contains correspondence relating to business matters including lecture arrangements and the publication of Engle’s poetry. Items of interest include a broadcast script of Engle reading and discussing his poetry from 1934, scripts of films about Engle, and lectures and speeches.

Series 2 contents:

Box

Folder

 

12

132

Awards: Miscellaneous    (see: awards box 53, 61a)

 

133

Broadcast: "Talk to America"    1934 December 9, Sunday
(oversize: see box 57)

 

134

Brochures and Pamphlets

 

135

Business: General

 

136

Conferences    1965, 1980s

   

Correspondence, Business

 

137

    Adams Press    1970-80s

 

138

    Bobbos-Merrill    1968

 

139

    Contemporary Authors Autobiographical series    1989-90s

 

140

    Contemporary Films    1968-69

 

141

    Dial Press    1968-69

 

142

    F.A.S. International    1972

 

143

    Florida International University    1970-80s

 

144

    Follett    1960-70s

 

145

    Goldwater and Flynn    1969

 

146

    Good Housekeeping    1969

 

147

    Grove Press    1970

 

148

    Hallmark [card company]    1963-70s

 

149

    Holiday    1970s

 

150

    Holt, Rinehart, and Winston    1977-78

 

151

    Houghton Mifflin Company    1970-80s

13

152

    Iowa Educational Broadcasting Network, The Iowa Arts Council    1976

 

153

    John Deere    1973-74

 

154

    Kansas City Star    1970

 

155

    McCall's    1969-70

 

156

    Meredith Corporation [Better Homes and Gardens]    1981 February 3

 

157

    Mobil Oil    1978-90

 

158

    Mobil Oil: Pegasus Prize for Literature    1970s

14

159

    Pushcart Press    1970-80s

 

160

    Readers Digest    1970-80s

 

161

    William Morris    1960-70s

 

162-166

    Miscellaneous    1950-70s

15

167-168

    Miscellaneous    1980s

   

Correspondence, Organizations

 

169

    Academy of American Poets    1969-75

 

170

    American Assembly    1969-70

 

171

    Cambridge Poetry Festival    1981

 

172

    Coe College    1970-90s

 

173

    Iowa State Fair    1970 July 31

 

174-175

    University of Iowa    1953-80s [majority 70s and 80s]

 

176

    Miscellaneous    1930s, 1970s

16

177

Faculty Status: University of Iowa    1960-70s

   

Films

 

178

    Funding: "Poetry the Worlds Voice"    1970

 

179

    Presentation: Script, "Of Men and Mountains," Pikes Peak State Park    1973 June 16

 

180

    Proposal: Chen, Angelica, "Paul Engle: A Poet of Vision,"    1980

 

181

    Script: "No streets have been named for Paul Engle..."    n.d.

 

182

    Script: Arriette, Nelson, "The Artist in America"    1970

 

183

    Script: "Things of Christmas Speak"    1970

 

184

Grants and Proposals    1960-70s

   

Lectures and Speeches

 

185

    Convocation    n.d.

 

186

    Jakarta, Art Council Indonesia    n.d.

 

187-188

    Miscellaneous

 

189

    "Poetry is Ordinary Language Raised to the Nth Power"    n.d.    (see: oversized box 57)

 

190

    Promotion: General

17

 

Lectures and Speeches, Correspondence

 

191

    1950s

 

192

    1960-61

 

193

    1962-63

18

194

    1964

 

195

    1965

 

196

    1966-69

 

197

    1970s

19

198-199

    1970s

 

200

    1980s

20

201

Official Notes: Writing Conference, Song of Songs

   

Organizations

 

202

    Business Committee for the Arts    1970s

 

203

    Friendship Ambassador Foundation    1970s

 

204

    Lannon Foundation    1987

 

205

    National Endowment for the Arts    1970-80s

 

206

    National Endowment For The Humanities    1982

   

Resumes

 

207

    Engel, Hualing Nieh

 

208

    Engle, Paul

 

209

Reports: Trips    1980s

 

210

Tuthil, Samuel J    (see: box 16, folder 180)



Series 3: Poetry

Abstract: This series contains Engle’s poetry, including his drafts, research material notes, fragments and printed copies of finished poems. Of note are the poems that were turned into musical compositions and Engle’s early poetry from the 1920s-1930s.

Series Notes:

Poetry A-Z: These are typed and completed poems alphabetized in the folders and listed on the finding aid.

Collections: These poems were found paper clipped together. Where possible a title was given to the collection indicating a common factor that tied the poems together.

Drafts, Notes, and Fragments: We maintained the original order and folder titles where possible.

Series 3 Contents:

Box

Folder

 

21

211

A Through K [includes typescripts, copies, and drafts]

   

    Afterward, leaving you, I fling...

   

    Airport

   

    Always The Women

   

    Another Country

   

    Anywhere else is good, it's here that's bad...

   

    At ten, my neighbor shot a small barn owl...

   

    Because my too harsh voice...

   

    The Best Advice

   

    Bird Is Not Only Feather

   

    Burglar Alarm

   

    By Love We Grow

   

    By Whip and shout my father drove our surrey...

   

    Chicago

   

    Child

   

    Class Poem 1931

   

    Creatures

   

    Cultural Revolution

   

    A Dazzling day...

   

    Dead

   

    Divorce, Calcutta

   

    Dog

   

    Door

   

    Drop of Blood

   

    Drop of Water

   

    Dumaguete City, Negros, Philippines

   

    Elegy in Spring

   

    Engle Country

   

    A Falling leaf predicts a rising tree...

   

    Face

   

    Fashion

   

    Fern

   

    Flight

   

    Flower [also: Flower Colors]

   

    Four Paintings of Four Faces by Harold Bradley

   

    Garden

   

    A Girl's Christmas

   

    Grandmother did two things marvelously well...

   

    Hands

   

    Heartland

   

    Holiday

   

    The Homely Cloth [fragments on back]

   

    A house of strangers in a night of snow...

   

    I hear him howling at you, demagogue...

   

    I walk around with a piece of night...

   

    Images Of Love

   

    James Hearst

   

    James Van Allen

   

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy

   

    Knife

   

    Kragujevac, Serbia, Yugoslavia, Where Nazis executed thousands, including school children

 

212

L Through Q[includes typescripts, copies, and drafts]

   

    Lake

   

    Letter

   

    Letter

   

    Letter After Drouth

   

    Library    (see: oversized box 61b)

   

    Light

   

    Love

   

    Mary and Pat at Zinzar

   

    Maxim Gorki

   

    Ming Tombs

   

    Mirror

   

    A Modern Romance

   

    Moment

   

    Morning to Midnight

   

    Multiple Choice Test

   

    Museum

   

    My shadow on the sidewalk casts a man...

   

    Nail

   

    Name

   

    A Name

   

    The New World

   

    Night

   

    Night Visit

   

    No Gull's Wings

   

    Northfield Gold

   

    Northfield Gold, Goodbye

   

    Now it is time for us to thank...

   

    Old Moonlight in a Shell

   

    On a pond painting by Huang Yűng Yű

   

    On Thinking I Would Die In China

   

    Once in grandfather's orchard, running free...

   

    Our Dread to Speak Our Love

   

    Our Love is crowded, many names on the tongue...

   

    Outside, where we had quarreled, night...

   

    Paper

   

    Party

   

    Paul

   

    Paul Engle

   

    A Photograph of Mrs. Martin Luther King on the Cover of Life

   

    Picnic

   

    Piling October walnuts in a black...

   

    Plane

   

    Poem Written For the Retirement on April 30, 1987, of Duane Spriestersbach...

   

    Pride

   

    Promise

   

    Pulse

 

213

R Through Z [includes typescripts, copies, and drafts]

   

    The Real World

   

    Red Headed Angel

   

    Receiving a Card

   

    Ren Min Bi

   

    Return

   

    Robert Frost

   

    Romania

   

    Salisbury Cathedral

   

    Shadow

   

    Shanghai

   

    A Simple Thing

   

    Song of the Cedar

   

    Song of the Great River

   

    Song of the 1849 Mother

   

    Spider

   

    The Talking Mirror

   

    Telephone

   

    Thing

   

    This Poem Is

   

    Translator

   

    To My Enemy and To His Enemy

   

    To the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Class of Thirty One.  With Love.

   

    To the Iowa Dead

   

    To Praise a Poet [Robert Frost]

   

    Together

   

    Troubadour of Eze

   

    Twenty Below

   

    Twenty below, snow creaking with the cold...

   

    Variations on Dance

   

    Wall

   

    Watching the plan take you into the sky...

   

    Weekend

   

    When I called, you said, YES...

   

    When I, not wanting to see, not wanting to know...

   

    When I was a boy handling my first knife...

   

    When I was a kid I saw my mongrel dog...

   

    When you are gone...

   

    Winter

   

    A Woman in Her Grace

   

    Words

   

    World Song

   

    Worm

   

    Wound

   

    You

   

    You Are the Day

   

    You came back to me in your same bright clothes...

   

    You Came From the Tear-Salted Ocean

   

    You knew I saw you with him, so I took...

   

    You spoke the word. I felt a tear...

   

    Your hand moved suddenly across my face...

   

    Your round arm lifted in the swallow's gesture...

 

214

1920s-30s: I [includes typescripts, copies, and drafts]

   

    Ballad for Dark Eyes

   

    Beautiful on the Mountains

   

        I. She Walks in Beauty

   

        II. The Moon and the Wind

   

    Dirty Hands

   

    Escape for the Soul

   

    Farmer at Sunset

   

    From here we watched...

   

    Girls in a Silver Basket

   

    The Golden House and the Spider

   

    The Great Unseen

   

    Gregory Gray

   

    He swung the whip in a long singing coil...

   

    In Him Was Life

   

    John Charly's Father

   

    Leaves for the Dead

   

    Midnight

   

    The Mist That Hides the River

   

    Peace for the Dead

   

    Perchance to Dream

   

    A Reed in the Wind

   

    Rondelet

   

    The Second Coming

   

    The Silence of the Sunset

   

    Sonnets for a Girl

   

        Broken Moonlight

   

        Flowers for You

   

        Setting of the Moon

   

        I Give You the Wind

   

    Sounds of Earth

   

    Stein Song

   

        Stein Song

   

        E.A. Robinson's Last Poems

   

        An Impressionist Critic

   

        A Clever Critic

   

        Two Thoughts for Hemingway

   

        A Rhetorician

   

        The Eloquent Critic

   

        Super-Realists

   

    The Things One Sees

   

        I. The Things One Sees

   

        II. The Things One Sees

   

    A Time to Cast Away Stones

   

    To a Dead Comrade Who Listened Well

   

    To Truesy, On Her Nineteenth Birthday

   

    Triolet

   

    The Unseen and the Silence

   

        I. A Time for Silence

   

        II. The Great Unseen

   

    A Vein for Silver and a Place for Gold

   

    The Voice of Weeping

   

    Winter Night

   

        I. Oak Leaves

   

        II. Oak Trees

   

        III. Dawn

 

215

1920s-30s: II [includes typescripts, copies, drafts]

   

    Admonition before Suicide

   

    Appeal to Mary, Absent

   

    Autumn Letter

   

    Christmas

   

    Christmas

   

        The Wreaths

   

        The Mistletoe

   

        The Tree

   

        The Lights

   

        The Holly

   

    Definitions

   

        Frost

   

        Fire

   

        Wind

   

        Dust

   

        Variations

   

        Water

   

    Dirty Hands

   

    Dona Ferenetes

   

    Easter

   

    Eternity of the Snow

   

    Even A Sparrow's Fall

   

    Eyes that See

   

    Fire in Snow

   

    Flowers of Snow

   

    For an Anniversary

   

    For Bob and Mary

   

    For One Dying in Spring

   

    For Two Friends

   

    A Fugitive in the Earth

   

    A Gift

   

    Girl of Wind

   

    Girls in the Snow

   

    God Being With Us When We Know it Not

   

    Hands of a Dead Machinist

   

    Hills of a River

   

    I lay and watched the sky where now the stars...

   

    I' the Night, I' the Haste

   

    Impressions of a Horse at Dawn

   

    Impressions of a Horse at Dawn

   

    In Him Was Life

   

    In Him Was Life

   

    May I Be Sentimental for a Minute or Two?

   

    Memorial Pledge

   

    Midnight

   

    The Moon and the Wind

   

    Night Visitors at the Foundry, Gates, Robert

   

    Old Men in the Sunset

   

    Old Moonlight in a Shell

   

    One Slim Feather

   

    Poem and Paddy Field

   

    Rabelais among the Ghosts

   

    Railroad Wives

   

        I. No Clearance    (see also: framed material, box 61b)

   

        II. The Way it goes

   

    She Walks in Beauty

   

    Shorty

   

    Society and Moonlight

   

    Sounds of Earth

   

    The Spider

   

    Steps in the Snow

   

    Tales of the Dead

   

    Thanksgiving: 1927

   

    This Trivial Breath

   

    Three Men

   

    A Time for Silence

   

    Times Square Sign

   

    Timor Mortis on the Road Gang

   

    To No Dark House

   

    Tragedy in Blue

   

    Turret Lathe

   

    The Voice of the Weeping

   

    Wind in the Moonlight

   

    Wind in the Moonlight

   

    Work for the Night, Gates, Robert

   

    Workmen's Compensation

   

        I. Nerves

   

        II. Eyes

   

Collections

22

216

    Hallmark [card company][includes notes and drafts of some poems]

   

        Absence

   

        The Animals [card]

   

        Baby

   

        Dog

   

        Father

   

        Father's Day

   

        Friend

   

        Friendship

   

        Gallery

   

        Meeting

   

        Mother

   

        Mother

   

        Mother and Child

   

        Mother's Day

   

        The Nativity [card] (signed)

   

        The Nativity [published]

   

        Now when I hear the plane...

   

        Parent

   

        Parents

   

        Remembering

   

        Seasons

   

        You

   

        Your Homecoming

 

217

    I Walk Around With...    1980s

   

        Burglar Alarm

   

        Door

   

        Drop of Water

   

        Flower Colors

   

        Hands

   

        Mirror

   

        Nail

   

        Night

   

        Paper

   

        Spider

   

        Walk around, with an Umbrella...

   

        Wall

 

218

    The Kennedy Poems: I-XVII [includes drafts]

 

219

    Published

   

        An Ancient Work

   

        City

   

        The Coming Dark

   

        Conditioning

   

        Contrary

   

        Cornered

   

        Electric

   

        Father-In-Law

   

        For Mary

   

        Girl of Wind

   

        Grass

   

        Hiding from the Heron

   

        Kite

   

        Lament

   

        Lesson

   

        Long Distance

   

        Lucky Room

   

        Mill Street

   

        The Name of Love

   

        Once

   

        One Slim Feather

   

        Pair

   

        Process

   

        A Shared Thing

   

        Steel Speed

   

        Take My Silence For Song...

   

        Variations on Love

   

        Wisdom

 

220

    Truesdell, Nelda: 1920s-30s    (See: box 5, folder 81)

   

        Breath O' the Wind

   

        Girl of Wind

   

        No Gull's Wings [for O.E. Rolvaag]

   

        O spring that fills the silver birch...

   

        Oh Earth! I Go With You

   

        Portrait of a King's Mistress Nude

   

        Prairie Twilight

   

        Rondelet

   

        The Shop and the Grave    by Gates, Bob

   

        The Solace of the Stars

   

        Song of the Heart

   

        Thoughts, While watching a sky of stars

   

        A Time to Cast Away Stones

   

        To Truesy, On her nineteenth birthday

   

        Triolet

   

        Wild Rose

 

221

    Miscellaneous

   

        [group 1]

   

            Animal Day

   

            A Plain Word

   

        [group 2]

   

            Contrary

   

            Face

   

            For an Apple - Grower

   

            Letter After Drouth

   

            Pride

   

            Twenty Below

   

        [group 3]

   

            Anonymous

   

            The Best Advice

   

            Cuban Voyage

   

            Fern

   

            Night Visit

   

            Robert Frost

   

            The Wearing Rough

   

        [group 4]

   

            Emily Dickenson

   

            Henry David Thoreau

   

            Herman Melville

   

            Ralph Waldo Emerson

   

        [group 5]

   

            The House of the Poem

   

            Images of China

   

            John Fitzgerald Kennedy, On the Day He Was Shot

   

        [group 6]

   

            Child

   

            Creatures

   

            I walk around...

   

            Image of Love

   

            To My Enemy and To His Enemy

   

        [group 7]

   

            Flower Colors

   

            Nail

   

            Wound

   

        [group 8]

   

            Book and Child I-III

   

            A Child in Eden

   

            Christmas

   

            The Sound of Green

   

            The Sound of Red

   

            To Be a Child

   

            You Can't Be Wise

   

        [group 9]

   

            A Willow Child

   

            Anger

   

            Dime

   

            Rocking-Horse

   

            Seeing

   

            What's a Town

   

            World of Words

   

        [group 10]

   

            American Child LV

   

            Corn II

   

            Engle Country

   

            Going Away

   

            A Modern Romance: United States, 1959

   

            Shadow

   

            West of Midnight

   

            You

   

        [group 11]

   

            Hong Kong

   

                Chinese Girl, Queen's Road Central

   

                Firecrackers

   

            Women of Asia

   

                Aurangabad, India

   

                Bombay, India

   

                Dumaguete City, Negros, Philippines

   

                Lahore, West Pakistan

   

                Outside Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

   

                Park Street, Calcutta, India

   

                Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China

   

                Taj Mahal, Agra, India

   

                A woman Speaks, Tokyo, Japan

   

        [group 12]

   

            Before that day...

   

            The bullet was his wound. His death is ours...

   

            The field where they landed was called love...

   

            He dies in autumn at the high spring of his life...

   

            Hearing the news, the anonymous woman on the named street...

   

            His life: to read, and then make, history...

   

            How could this man, so lively in his life...

   

            How many times must a man offer his hurt body, the...

   

            I am ashamed to breathe when that man needs air...

   

            It was early morning November 23...

   

            Now on this day that lost...

   

            An old man, learning the look of a foreign...

   

            We ask, seeing how easily men can destroy: ...

   

            You in your ageless age...

   

        [group 13]

   

            Boy

   

            Mirrors

   

            By Love We Grow

   

            Picnic

   

            A Woman In Her Grace

   

            Together

   

            Self-Portrait

   

            Lady at Museum

   

            Don Gaspar De Guzman, Count Duke of Olivares

   

            Tourist

   

            Drop of Water

   

            Door

   

            This That Poem

   

            Engle country

   

            A Photograph of Mrs. Martin Luther King on the Cover of Life

   

            John Fitzcerald Kennedy

   

            Outside Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

   

        [group 14]

   

            Dedication

   

            She turns the light on by her startled bed...

   

            She cried: I didn't fall...

   

            Waking from nightmare bed...

   

            Her world turned inside out...

   

            She loves those funny bugs...

   

            She grows into the girl she does not know...

   

            Foaming at the mouth, the mad tide lashes me...

   

            The day that you...

   

            Her face in open day illumines light...

   

            I write these little words for you with words...

   

            Mad at my Don't! she took her doll and flung...

   

            The darkness scratched her eyes out when she woke...

   

            A Child In Eden

   

            To Be a Child

   

            You Can't Be Wise

   

            The Sounds of Green

   

            The Sound of Red

   

            Book and Child I-III

   

            On the Birth of a Child

   

Scores

 

222

    American Child, Heartland    (see also: oversized box 57)

 

223

    A Gift of song    Frank, Gerald [score]

 

224

    A Woman Unashamed    Ferguson, Edwin [score]

   

Drafts

 

225

    Another Country    (see: oversized box 57)

 

226

    Bird    (see: oversized box 57)

 

227

    Chicago    (see: oversized box 57)

 

228

    A Child is Dance

 

229

    Engle Country    (see: oversized box 57)

 

230

    Ground Hog Day

 

231

    Hands

 

232

    Image of Dance

 

233

    India    (see also: oversized box 57)

 

234

    Iowa Dead / War Dead

23

235

    Letter    (see: oversized box 57)

 

236

    Love    (see also: oversized box 57)

 

237

    Mandlestram

 

238

    Ming Tombs

 

239

    Mirror    (see also: oversized box 57)

 

240

    Moment

 

241

    My Mirror Grows Old    

 

242

    Party    (see: oversized box 57)

 

243

    Poetry    (see also: oversized box 57)

 

244

    Repast of the Lion    (see also: oversized box 57)

 

245

    This That Poem

 

246

    War Words

   

Drafts, Notes, and Fragments

 

247

    Art Poems [includes but not limited to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        The beauty of hanging is no blood...

   

        The gin glows in the glass...

   

        Gifts

   

        The Harvest

 

248

    Bicentennial Iowa History [includes but not limed to    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        Door

   

        Drop of Blood

   

        Mirror

   

        Warren

   

        Writing Poetry

 

249

    India [includes but not limited to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        Great Men

   

        History

   

        India

   

        My Mirror Grows Old

   

        Song of the River

   

        The swan speaks

   

        A Terrible Thing it is to Live Life Hard

 

250

    Iowa Dead [includes but not limited to]

   

        The boy next door came over with his bear...

   

        The still air trembles because you are talking in it...

   

        They moved in hope with men and women, braving...

 

251

    Light Verse [includes but not limited to]

   

        Omaha, I love you...

   

        The prayers of Mr. Eliot rise...

 

252

    Musical Themes [includes but not limited to]

   

        Blue Boy's Blues

   

        Notes for a song in State Fair

 

253

    New Poem Notes [includes but not limited to]

   

        Art

   

        Iowa Dead

 

254

    1920s-30s [includes but not limited to]

   

        Ballad for Dark Eyes

   

        Bum

   

        Diggers

   

        Hands of a Good Machinist

   

        Hands of Men

   

        Shorty

   

        These are the things we watched...

 

255

    I [includes but not limited to]

   

        Coe College Library

   

        Drop of Water

   

        Flower

   

        Nail

   

        You

 

256

    II [includes but not limited to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        Auschwitz

   

        Multiple Choice Test

   

        Portrait of a Man

 

257

    III [includes but not limited to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        Child

   

        Whale

   

        Woman Speaks

24

258

    IV [includes but not limited to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        Chicago

   

        Party (1968)

   

        Repast of the Lion

 

259

    V [includes but not limited to]

   

        American Blues

   

        American Poem

   

        Hymn: Goodbye To Goodbye, New Guinea

 

260

    VI [includes but not limited to]

   

        A cat is sleeping with...

   

        Child

   

        Fat in her winter clothes...

   

        She pulled the flower too close...

 

261

    VII [includes but not limited to]

   

        In Imitation of W.B. Yeats

   

        Poems by Paul Engle, notes

   

        This poem is a ray of sun...

   

        Today I count...

 

262

    VIII [includes but not limited to]

   

        I walk around with...

   

        James Hearst

   

        Ming Tomb

   

        Poetry

 

263

    IX [includes but not limited to]

   

        Midwest

   

        Come out, old enemy, and fight...

   

        The second time this book for you...

 

264

    X [includes but not limited to]

   

        History Rockport

   

        Pound

   

        N.E., Rockport

 

265

    XI [includes but not limited to]

   

        Do not lay your woman's head...

   

        For her each day begins with a tin horn...

   

        Village

   

        Witch Play

 

266

    XII [includes but not limited to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        And every wrong step taken all day long...

   

        My feet talking to the fallen leaves...

   

        Pity the steady poor wind that only knows...

   

        White lotus in the pond...

 

267

    XIII [includes but not limited to]

   

        Door

   

        The Four Seasons: as seen by a dog, Winter

   

        Midwest

   

        We were together year after lovely year...

 

268

    XIV [includes but not limited to]

   

        Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, tonight...

   

        Time is the hard closed and the hard opened...

   

        Whether we leave...

 

269

    XV [includes but not limited to]    (see: oversized box 57)

   

        Auschwitz at High Noon

   

        A Strangers Question

 

270

    XVI [includes but not limited to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        I walk around with a door in my hands...

   

        T.V. News

 

271

    XVII [includes but not limited to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        Good old Johann Sebastian Bach...

   

        My hands toild the sound of a bronze bell...

 

272

    XVIII [includes but not limited to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        Art

   

        Baudelaire

   

        Cezanne

   

        Walking On the Moon

 

273

    XIX [includes but not limed to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        Creative Mind

   

        Grabbing the earth as it falls away from us...

   

        Mao

   

        Missouri Girl

   

        On Learning News of President John F. Kennedy's Death

   

        Van Gogh Self-Portrait

 

274

    XX [includes but not limited to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        Art

   

        Frog

   

        Rochester, Minn.

   

        Woman

 

275

    XXI [includes but not limited to]    (see also: oversized box 57)

   

        MacAlister

   

        Northfield Gold

   

        Oxford

   

        To My Enemy and To His Enemy

   

Research Material

25

276

    Custer

 

277

    McGregor Heights    (see also: oversized box 57)

 

278

    Northern Iowa, Joliet and Marquette

 

279

    Northfield    (see also: oversized box 57)

 

280

    Robert Frost

 

281

    Robinson Jeffers

 

282

Miscellaneous



Series 4: Prose

Abstract: The prose by Engle is divided into folders by title. This includes articles, short stories, essays, and book reviews. This series also contains some of Engle’s research material.

Series Notes:

Reviews, Book: The book reviews in this series are by Engle. They are contained in a single folder but are all listed on the finding aid.

* copy from the University of Iowa

Series 4 Contents:

Box

Folder

 
   

Articles

26

283

    "America Rediscovered, Part 4: The Heartland"    1976 July

 

284

    "Ancestral Iowa"    (photocopy*)

 

285

    "The Child and the City"

 

286

    "China's Second Liberation"

 

287

    "Conquistador"

 

288

    "Creative Campus the University of Iowa"    (photocopy*)

 

289

    "Heartland Tours"    1976 July

 

290

    "Hiawatha and My Aunt Bertha"    (photocopy*)

 

291

    "In Praise of Daughters"    1959    (photocopy*)

 

292

    "Is Assassination an American Crime?"

 

293

    "Mona Van Duyn"

 

294

    "The New Chicago"

 

295

    "No" [editorial response, custody case]

 

296

    "Notes for Poetry as an Aspect of 'Arts in American'"

 

297-298

    "On Creative Writing"

 

299

    "Opinion Please, From Iowa City"

27

300

    "Parent and Child: How Books Bring Them Closer Together"    (photocopy*)

 

301

    "Remember The Women: Abigail Adams and Bunker Hill," Notes    (carbon copy)

 

302

    "Rodin and Erechtheum"

 

303

    "Telling Them Short"

 

304

    "To See a City in a New Light, Take a Child"

 

305

    "Translate or Die"

 

306

    "The University of Iowa and World Revolution"

 

307

    "Writing at the University of Iowa"    (photocopy*)

   

Essays and Short Stories

 

308

    "An American Life"

 

309

    "American Literature"

 

310

    "American Women"

 

311

    "An Animal Christmas"

 

312

    "Another Christmas"

 

313

    "Are We Loosing Our Senses?"

 

314

    "Bank Robbery, Manhunt: Northfield"

 

315

    "Big Ten"

 

316

    "Blackout, New York 1965"

 

317

    "The Captain"

 

318

    "Chicago: The Fire of the Future"

 

319

    "Child Jesus"

 

320

    "China Revisited"

 

321

    "China's Second Liberation"

 

322

    "Christmas"

 

323

    "Christmas: Our Mother's Hands"

 

324

    "Christmas is People"

 

325

    "Christmas With the Family"

28

326

    "The Drug Scene"

 

327

    "Engle Country: A Lucky American Life," Prologue

 

328

    "Eva"

 

329

    "Everything on: The Iowa State Fair"

 

330

    "The Fertile Land"

 

331

    "Folk Lore in Pear Gynt"    1920-30s

 

332

    "From the Arrest to the Burial of Jesus"    1920-30s

 

333

    "Good News For Conservatives," Notes    (typed copy)

 

334

    "The Great Jones County Fair"

   

    "Hands in the Night"    (see: folder 215)

 

335

    "Home for Christmas"

 

336

    "The Horse and I"

 

337

    "The Indian Involvement in the American Revolution"

 

338

    "The Importance of Uncles"

 

339

    "In Defense of the State University"

 

340

    "Iowa"

 

341

    "Iowa State Fair"

 

342

    "The Ireland of Yeats: Beauty Verse and Blood"

 

343

    "Is it Time for Literary Panic?"

 

344

    "Island in an Island" [Oxford]

29

345

    "The Japs and the King's White Swan"

 

346

    "Key to Cranial Structure"    1920-30s

 

347

    "Life Words and Your Child"

 

348

    "Literature and Character"

 

349

    "The Long Island Voice"

 

350

    "Man Articulate"    1920-30s    (see also: folder 215)

 

351

    "Margaret Fuller: The Full Heart and Mind (1810-1850)"

 

352

    "Margaret Shippen Arnold"

 

353

    "Middlewesterner's New York," Notes

 

354

    "Midwestern Fiction"

 

355

    "The Mighty Big Ten"

 

356

    "Mother Goose and Real People"

 

357

    "News and the Boy"

 

358

    "An Old Fashioned Fourth of July"

 

359

    "On Being a (So-Called) Writer in Iowa City"

 

360

    "Our Dangerous Thanksgiving"

 

361

    "The Poet and the Place: Yeats in the West of Ireland"

 

362

    "The Poetic Method of T.S. Eliot"

 

363

    "Poet's Tribute to Spunky Women Folk"

 

364

    "Poetry: The Voice of the Seventies"

 

365

    "The Roan Mare"    1920-30s

 

366

    "Romeo and Juliet"    1920-30s

 

367

    "Saga of a Horseman"

 

368

    "A Stylist of Philosophies"    1920-30s

30

369

    "That Fabulous Old Fourth of July"

 

370

    "This Was Our Christmas"

 

371

    "Those Damn Jews"

 

372

    "Through Literature to a Better Life: Fiction"

 

373

    "Through Literature to a Better Life: History"

 

374

    "To be a Colonial Woman"

 

375

    "Tom"

 

376

    "Where the World Seems Right and Good, The Iowa State Fair"

 

377

    "Who's Afraid?"

 

378

    "Why Read Poetry?"

 

379

    "Wide Horizons"

 

380

    "Women in America," Proposal, Typescript

 

381

    "Wuhan"

 

382

Reviews, Book

   

    Adams, J.T. [ed.], Album of American History

   

    Benchley, Robert, Benchley Beside Himself

   

    Benet, Stephen Vincent, Twenty Five Short Stories,
    Foley, Martha [ed], The Best American Short Stories 1943,
    Welty, Eudora, The Wide Net

   

    Benet, Stephen Vincent, Western Star

   

    Bingham, Millicent Todd [ed] and Todd, Mabel Loomis [ed.],
    Bolts of Melody, New Poems of Emily Dickinson;
    Bingham, Millicent Todd, Ancestors' Brocades, The Literary
    Debut of Emily Dickinson

   

    Birkenhead, Sheila, Against Oblivion: the life of Joseph Severn

   

    Bishop, Morris [ed.], A Treasury of British Humor

   

    Bowers, Claude G., The Young Jefferson

   

    Brickell, Herschel [ed.], O'Henry Memorial Prize Stories of 1944

   

    Brickell, Herschel [ed.], Prize Stories of 1943

   

    Brown, Dee, Tap Roots

   

    Brown, Dee, Wave High the Banner

   

    Canby, Henry Seidel, Walt Witman and American

   

    Carr, Robert Spencer, The Bell's of Saint Ivan's

   

    Chamberlin, William Henry, The Russian Enigma

   

    Childs, Marquis W., The Cabin

   

    Cleland, Robert Glass, From Wilderness to Empire

   

    Cohen, Lester, Coming Home

   

    Fischer, Markoosha, My Lives in Russia

   

    Fortune, Jan and Burton, Jean, Elisabet Ney

   

    Frost, Robert, A Masque of Reason

   

    Green, Anne, Just Before Dawn

   

    Green, Julian, Memories of Happy Days

   

    Guerney, Bernard Guilbert, A Treasury of Russian Literature

   

    Halper, Albert, The Little People

   

    Heinrich, Heine, Germany, a Winter's Tale

   

    Helion, Jean, They Shall Not Have Me

   

    Janis, Sydney, Abstract and Surrealist Art in America

   

    Lalaquais, Jean, Jean Malaquiais' War Diary

   

    Lawrence, D.H., The First Lady Chatterley

   

    Lewis, D.B. Wyndhem, Ronsard

   

    Lloyd, A.E., This Was Their Land

   

    Lofts, Norah, The Brittle Glass,
    Manners, David, Under Running Laughter

   

    Long, Haniel, The Power Within Us

   

    Marriott, Alice, The Ten Grandmothers

   

    Martineau, H., Retrospect of Western Travel

   

    Matthiessen, F.O., Henry James: The Major Phase

   

    Messner, Heinz Pol., The Hidden Enemy

   

    Norman, Charles, Poets and People

   

    Oakes, Maud [text and paintings], Where the Two Came to
    Their Father: A Navajo War Ceremonial, given by Jeff King

   

    Padover, Saul K. [ed.], The Complete Jefferson

   

    Parry, Albert, Russian Cavalcade

   

    Peguy, Charles, Men and Saints

   

    Saroyan, William, The Human Comedy

   

    Seager, Allen, Equinox

   

    Seaver, Ewin, Cross-Section

   

    Shoskes, Henry, No Traveler Returns

   

    Snow, Edger, People on our Side

   

    Stegner, Wallace, The big rock Candy Mountain

   

    Stuart, Jesse, Album of Destiny

   

    Thompson, Laura and Joseph, Alice, The Hopi Way

   

    Warren, Robert Penn, Heaven's Gate

   

    Wellman, Paul I., Angel With Spurs

   

    White, Newman Ivey, Portrait of Shelley

   

    Wilkins, Vaughan, Being Met Together

   

    Winsor, Kathleen, Forever Amber

   

    Young, Marguerite, Angel in the Forest

   

    Young, Michael, The Trial of Adolf Hitler

   

    Zaturenska, Marya, The Golden Mirror

 

383

Reviews, Periodical: Caetani, Marguerite [ed.], Botteghe Oscure XIX

 

384

Reviews, Play: Buchwald, Art, "Sheep on the Runway"

 

385

Miscellaneous: Fragments, Drafts, Articles

   

Notes

 

386

    Miscellaneous

 

387

    Proposals, Ideas

31

 

Research Material

 

388

    "Amana"

 

389

    "Country Ways," Iowa State Fair

 

390

    "Country Ways," Miscellaneous

 

391

    "Country Ways," Newspaper Clippings

 

392

    "Country Ways," Notes, Drafts [possible poetry notes]

 

393

    "Farm"

 

394

    "No" [editorial response, custody case]    (see: oversized box 57)

 

395

    "No," Newspapers [editorial response, custody case]
    (see: oversized box 57)



Series 5a: Publications

Abstract: This series contains drafts, notes, proofs, galleys and promotions for Engle’s published works. Of note is the opera Golden Child that Engle wrote for the Hallmark Hall of Fame in 1960 that was based off of his earlier opera Western Child (1959). He later turned the opera into a children’s book in 1962 (Golden Child). Also included are poems published as broadsides.

Series 5a Contents:

Box

Folder

 

32

396

About Engle [IWP]: World Literature Today, Proof    (see: oversized box 58)

   

Books

 

397

    American Child: 100 Sonnets for My Daughters    (carbon copy)

 

398

    Embrace    (carbon copy)

 

399

    Images of China: Preface, Typescript

 

400

        Proof

 

401

        Version I

 

402

    Golden Child: Draft

 

403-404

        Galleys [2 sets]    (see: oversized box 59)

 

405

        Marked Proof, Promotion

 

406

        Draft [opera]    (see: oversized box 58)

 

407

        Typescript, Promotion [opera]    (see also: oversized box 58)

33

408

    A Lucky American Childhood: Dedication, Introduction, Corrections

 

409

        Dedication, Notes

 

410

        Outline, Notes    (see also: oversized box 589)

 

411

    Old Fashioned Christmas: Galleys    (see: oversized box 59)

 

412-413

    Poems of Mao Tse-Tung [trans.]: Typescript

 

414

        Bibliography

 

415

        Notes

 

416

        Notes, Drafts    (see also: oversized box 58)

34

417

    Prize Stories of 1954 [Engle ed.]: Correspondence    1959

 

418

    Russian [translated poetry]: Forward

 

419

    Those Damned Jews: Galleys    (see: oversized box 58)

 

420

    A Women Unashamed and Other Poems    (carbon copy)

 

421-422

    Worn Earth: Typescript, Notes    (see also: oversized box 58)

 

423

    Worn Earth: Galleys    (oversized: see box 58)

 

424

Opera: Golden Child, Typescript, Draft, Promotion    (see: books)

   

Poetry

 

425

    Periodical [clippings]

 

426

        "A Christmas Child"    (signed)    1959

 

427

    Event Programs

 

428

    Miscellaneous [publications and reprints]    (see: oversized box 58)

   

        American Child IV [from: Rocky Mountain Preview]

   

        The bones of the Buffalo [first prize, Forum poetry Contest]

   

        Christmas 1946

   

        Christmas 1947

   

        A Christmas Child

   

        Easter

   

        For the Midwestern Dead

   

        Grabbing the earth as it falls away from us...    Christmas 1946

   

        A naked, asking land for one who wore...

   

        An Old Palestinian Donkey

   

        Soliloquy of a Farmer [fourth place in Nationals High School Poetry Contest]

   

        Song for These States    (signed)

   

        Speaking of you is the denial of speech...    Christmas 1947

   

        The Things One Sees    [from: Voices: A Journal of Verse]

   

Prose

 

429

    Articles, Periodical: "China Revisited," Typescript

 

430

        "A Chinese Writer Viewing American," Typescript

 

431

        Clippings    (oversized: see box 60)



Series 5b Publications, Complete

Abstract: Journals and publications containing work by or about Engle. Of note are publications from Engle’s high school and college containing his earlier work from the 1920s and 30s. Included are private publications containing small books of poems published by Engle and given to family and friends.

Series 5b Contents:

Box

Publication

 
   

About Engle

47

432.1

    The American Oxonian    1985, Summer      [list, Association of American Rhodes Scholars]

 

      .2

    "Paul Engle: A Checklist," Books at Iowa    1966 November

   

    Iowa Alumni Review   

 

      .3

        1964 August

 

      .4

        1965 August 

 

      .5

        1977 June-July     (2 copies)

 

      .6

        1987 November-December  [IWP]    (2 copies)

 

      .7

    Iowa Staff Magazine: University of Iowa    1965 April   

 

      .8

    The Iowan    1977 Winter     (2 copies)

 

      .9

    The Literary Digest    1934 September 22   

 

      .10

    "Paul Engle: A Checklist," Weber, Richard B.    (2 photocopies)

 

      .11

    People Weekly, Couples (reprint: 1979 November 19, issue)

 

      .12

    Publishers Weekly    1973 October 22    (2 copies)

 

      .13

   "The Servant of Literature in the Heart of Iowa,"
    The Washington Post    1983 March 27    (2 copies)

   

Books  

 

      .14

    American Child: 100 Sonnets for My Daughters    1945    (see: box #)

 

      .15

    A Women Unashamed    [translation of Engle's poetry]

 

      .16

Edited by Engle: Jay Sigmund's Wapsipinicon Valley, Engle, Paul [forward], Ferreter, Ed [ed], Pierce Publishing Co.    1987     (2 copies)

   

Poetry

  48

 

    American Prefaces: A journal of Critical and Imaginative Writing   

 

      .17

        1935 November

   

                Russia   

   

               Vilna    

 

      .18

        1936 December: Canterbury    

 

      .19

        1938 December

   

            February   

   

            Farmer   

   

            To You     

   

            Heritage   

   

            Return in Autumn   

   

            Familiar Change  

 

      .20

        1939 January

   

            For 1939    

 

      .21

        1939 April

   

            Homage to Robert Frost
   

   

            "About Robert Frost"  

 

      .22

    Botteghe Oscvre

   

        "For the Iowa Dead"   

   

    The Caravan [contains prose]: Coe College

 

      .23

        1928 May

   

            Prairie Winds

   

                Debt   

   

                A steam   

 

      .24

        1929 January   (3 copies, 1 signed)

   

            Spirit of Beauty

   

                Spirit of Beauty    

   

                Prayer to the Spirit of Beauty   

   

            Eternal Earth

   

                Earth   

   

                The Mist that Hides the River   

   

            The Price of Corn   

 

      .25

        1929 May

   

            Better than Granite   

   

            Dusty Laughter: The second Coming    

 

      .26

        1930 January

   

            Midnight    

   

            For Two Friends   

   

            Gregory Gray   

   

            The Son of God

   

                Christ and Cancer   

   

                Salvation: Ten Cents   

   

            A Reed in the Wind    

 

      .27

        1931 March   (3 copies)

   

            A Fugitive in the Earth   

   

            Society and Moonlight   

   

            Thomas Hardy at Midnight    

   

            Old Moonlight in a Shell   

 

      .28

        1931 May

   

            "Even a Sparrow's Fall"   

   

            "Butterfly Girl"    

   

            Wind   

 

      .29

    Encuentros

   

        Tumbas Ming [Ming Tombs]

   

        Acura-Rela [Water Color]

   

        Carta [Letter]

   

        Soneto III

 

      .30

    The Harp: A poetry Magazine    1929 November-December  

   

        Flutter of Lips    

 

      .31

    The Midland: A National Literary Magazine    1930 September-October

   

        Two Poems

   

            Hands of a Dead Machinist    

   

            To No Dark House     

   

    Poetry: A Magazine of Verse  

 

      .32

        1930 November

   

                Girl of Wind  

   

                Turret Lathe   

 

      .33

        1933 June: America Remembers    (3 copies)

 

      .34

        1934 May:   New Times on the Plains

   

                The Last Cup   

   

                Letter To Sam   

   

                Burning My Boyhood's Poems   

   

                Earth in Our Blood  

 

      .35

        1952 February

   

            "Poet and Professor Overture"  

   

            Poetry from the Iowa Workshop    

 

      .36

        1964 December  (2 copies)

   

            In a Bar Near Shibuya Station, Tokyo   

   

            Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China    

 

      .37

        1987 October-November

   

            Drop of Water   

 

      .38

        1990 July

   

            Door   

   

    The Pulse: Washington High School

 

      .39

        1927 February: "Prairie Number"

   

            Prairie Spell   

   

            "A Prairie Episode"   

 

      .40

        1927 April: "Humor Number"

   

            The Gift of Laughter   

   

            "A Trip to Hades in a Ford"   

   

            "On Riding Horses"   

 

      .41

        1927 May: "Highway Number"    (2 copies)

   

           Soliloquy of a Farmer   

   

            "Allons! The Road"   

 

      .42

    Vanity Fair    1934 October

   

        Hound   

 

      .43

    West of the Great Water [An Iowa Anthology] Engle, Paul and Cooper, Harold [ed.]
    Foerster, Norman [forward], Athens Press

   

        Elegy for a Shy Lady    

   

        Elegy in Spring    

 

      .44

    "World Poets from Iowa,"  Shin, Tong-Choon [ed.]

   

        "Introduction"

   

        Blind Man    

   

        Hands   

   

        Heartland    

   

        Letter   

   

Prose

49

      .45

    Creativity Lost and Found    (2 copies)

 

      .46

    "In Defense of the State University," Curtis Publishing Company
    (reprint: The Saturday Evening Post)
   

 

      .47

    Holiday    1956 October: "Iowa: Heart of America's Heartland"    (2 copies)

 

      .48

    "Poetry and People: How Poems Happen" Northern Minnesota Review I    [speech]

 

      .49

    The Plimpsest    1932 February: "Futile Defiance"   

 

      .50

        1962 March    (photograph)    

 

      .51

   "Poetry in a Machine Age,"  The English Journal    1937 June    [reprint, private circulation]

   

Private

 

      .52

    America 1941    (reprint: Poetry, 1941 September)    (5 copies)

   

        America 1941

   

        On the Birth of My Child

   

        Elements

   

        Henry David Thoreau

   

        Emily Dickenson

   

        Contrary

   

        Letter After Drouth

 

      .53

    American  Child     1944 November 22    (3 copies)

 

      .54

    Arden-America; Averell Harriman, Prairie Press    1955
    (4 copies)

 

      .55

    Book and Child: Three Sonnets, Cunningtion Press   1956, Christmas    (6 copies) 

 

      .56

    Canterbury

 

      .57

    "A Celebration for Two Books Translated from the Romanian on
    the Twenty Fifth Anniversary of the Republic of Romania,"
    Poet and Map    (3 copies)

 

      .58

    La Chambre, Bonnefoy, Yves, Engle [ed.]; Clothier, Peter [trans.]
    (8 copies)

 

      .59

    Christmas Poems    (2 signed)

   

        The Holly

   

        The Wreath

   

        The Lights

   

        The Tree

   

        The Star

   

        The Animals

   

        The Lamb

   

        The Wise Men

   

        The Glory of the Lord

   

        Hands

   

        The Yearly Birth

   

        The Merry Holiday

 

      .60

    Civil War History    (reprint: University of Iowa)    (8 Copies)

 

      .61

    Edmund Blunden    (9 copies, 4 signed)   (reprint: The Texas Quarterly, 1964 Summer)

 

      .62

    For the Iowa Dead [I-XXII], University of Iowa    (2 Copies)

 

      .63

    Homage To Baudelaire, University of Iowa    (4 Copies)

   

        "The Poet"  

   

        The Burial of Baudelaire  

 

      .64

    I will Listen for Your Hooting at Night    Srut, Pavel [trans.]

   

        Cats [Kočky]

   

        On Thinking I Would Die In China
        [Při Myslence, Ze Bych Umřel V Čínĕ]

   

        Hangzhou Boy [Chlapeček V Chang-Čou]

   

        Women With Funeral Wreath, Kaifeng, Henan
       [Zena S Pohřebnim Vĕncem, Kaifeng, Henan]

   

        Cultural Revolution [Kulturní Revoluce]

   

        Workers [Dĕlníci]

   

        Progress [Pokrok]

   

        Ming Tombs [Hrobky Minu]

   

        To Haung Yungyu, Artist [MalířiChuangu Jungimu]

   

            Question By Paul Engle [Ptă Se Paul Engle]

   

            Owl Replies [Sova Odpovídă]

   

            Artist Replies [Odpovídă Malíř]

   

            Paul Engle Replies [Paul Engle Odpovídă]

 

      .65

    New Englanders, Prairie Press    1940, Christmas
    (4 copies, 2 signed)   

   

        Ralph Waldo Emerson

   

        Henry David Thoreau

   

        Herman Melville

   

        Emily Dickenson

   

        Robert Frost

 

      .66

    "Old Fashioned Christmas"    (reprint: The Register and Tribune Syndicate)   
    (4 copies)

 

      .67

    Our Human Strength    (reprint: Poetry, 1939 December)    (3 copies)

   

        Extreme

   

        Weather

   

        Divination

   

        Moving In

   

        Bird

   

        Fern

   

        Our Human Strength

 

      .68

    Robert Frost [printed on occasion of Frost's visit to the University of Iowa]
    (9 copies, 2 signed)

 

      .69

    Three Poems    (reprint: Poetry, 1950 November)

   

        Night Scene

   

        Fossil

   

        Beasts

 

      .70

     To Praise a Poet, Robert Frost, Maecenas Press    (2 copies)

 

      .71

    "Seven Ages of a City," Song of the Cedar    (4 copies)

   

University of Iowa

   

    International Writing Program

 

      .72

        A Community of the Imagination [day book]

 

      .73

        Heartland [campaign program]

 

      .74

        International Writing Program [brochure]    (3 copies)

 

      .75

        "Not A Gun, But A Pen" [campaign programs, Exxon U.SA.]

 

      .76

        20th Anniversary Celebration [program]    1967-1987

 

      .77

        Where East and West Meet    (reprint: Iowa Alumni Review, October-November issue)

 

      .78

    "Poems: Creative Arts Week, May 1961, at the University of Iowa" The Word and the Poet
    (3 copies)

 

      .79

    "Poems: From the Iowa Poetry Workshop" [Engle, forward]

 

      .80

     The Program in Creative Writing [brochure]

 

      .81

    "West of Boston: Poems from the State University of Iowa
    Poetry Workshop in honor of the visit of Robert Frost,"
    A Man, Qara Press

   

Miscellaneous

50

      .82

    Book Containing Poems by Paul Engle: Vimal, G.P. [trans.]

 

      .83

    Center For Inter-American Relations [brochure]

 

      .84

    The Iowa Review

 

      .85

    "Moonlight dries no mittens" Carl Sandburg Reconsidered

 

      .86

    New Directions 22

 

      .87

    Poetry: a Magazine of Verse: bound 1934, contains notes

 

      .88

    Sun

51

      .89

    World Comes to Iowa: Complete Texts



Series 6: Notebooks and Diaries

Abstract: This includes address books from Engle’s travels as well as notebooks containing poetry fragments and notes on horses. The diary entries cover the years 1929-1931.

Series 6 Contents:

Box

Notebooks

 

52

 

Address Books

 

433.1

    Indonesia, Bali, Delhi, Bombay [yellow]

 

      .2

    Asia II: Calcutta, Orissa, Hong Kong, Korea, Tokyo [yellow]

 

      .3

    Poetry Fragments [no addresses, orange]

 

      .4

Calendar    1970

   

Composition Books

 

      .5

    Notes, Poetry Fragments [light green]

 

      .6

    Poetry Fragments, Notes [dark green]

 

      .7

Diary    1929-1931 [black with dark red spine]

   

Legal Pads

 

      .8

    Poetry Fragments

 

      .9-.10

    Research Notes

   

Notebook

 

      .11

    "Reese Pony Farm," Notes [brown, spiral bound]

 

      .12

    Notes, Addresses [black with red spine]



Series 7: Iowa Writers Workshop

Abstract: Engle ran the Iowa Writers Workshop from 1941 to 1965. Included in this series are administrative papers and correspondence concerning the workshop and some workshop publications.

Series 7 Contents:

Box

Folder

 

35

434

Administrative: General    1970

   

Correspondence

 

435

    Miscellaneous

 

436

    Williams, Robert: Faculty Appointment    (photocopy*)

 

437

    Starbuck, George: Correspondence    1969-71

 

438

Events: 50th Anniversary, Newspaper Clippings    1986    (see also: oversized box 58)

 

439

Film: Funding, "Poetry the World's Voice"    (see: professional, film)    1970

 

440

Newspaper Clippings    1940s, 1960-70s    (photocopy*)

 

441

Newspaper and Periodical Clippings    1960-70s

   

Publications

 

442

    The Iowa Writers Workshop    (see: other authors, Wilber, Stephen)

 

443-444

    Midland: Typescript, Correspondence, Promotion

 

445

    Poems from the Iowa Poetry Workshop: Engle, Paul [forward], Prairie Press
    (see: box 49, publication .79)

 

446

    "West of Boston: Poems from the State University of Iowa Poetry Workshop in honor
    of the visit of Robert Frost," A Man, Qara Press    (see: box 49, publication .81)

 

447

Publicity    1970s



Series 8: International Writing Program [IWP]

Abstract: The International Writing Program was co-founded by Engle and novelist Hualing Nieh in 1966. This series contains administrative and financial correspondence as well as records for the IWP. Of interest in the series is correspondence from the resident writers and translations from the workshop. Also included is a file on Engle and Nieh’s nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1976.

Series 8 Contents:

Box

Folder

 
   

Administrative

36

448

    General

   

    Contributors

 

449

        1960s

 

450

        1970s

 

451-453

        1980s

37

 

    Correspondence

 

454-457

        1970-79

 

458

        1980

38

459-461

        1981-89

 

462

        1990s

 

463

        No Date [contains poetry]

39

464

    Financial Records    1970-80s

 

465-466

    Nobel Peace Prize Nomination: Correspondence    1976

 

467

    Report: Asia Trip    1970s

 

468

    Taiwan Controversy    1980s

 

469

    United States Information Agency [USIA]: Correspondence, Financial    1986

 

470

        Documents    1988

 

471

Bibliographical Notes: Hartwig, Julia

 

472

Bibliographical Notes, Correspondence: Miedzyrzecki, Arthur

 

473

Event: Chinese Weekend    1979

 

474

Film [CBS]: Outline, Correspondence

   

Organizations

 

475

    Experiment in Living Abroad

 

476

    International Poetry Forum

 

477

    Iowa Arts Council: Correspondence    1968-73

40

478

Proposals    1970-80s

   

Publications

 

479

    Publicity: General

 

480

    World Comes To Iowa: Correspondence, Manuscript Chapter

 

481

        Typescript

 

482-484

    Writing from the World: Writings    (photocopies)

   

Resident Writers

41

485

    Correspondence

 

486

    Writings [includes translations]    (see also: oversized box 58)

 

487-488

    Writings: Translation Workshop



Series 9: Newspaper Clippings

Abstract: This series contains newspaper clippings by and about Engle from the 1930’s to the 1990s. It also includes research material. A list of articles, from the full newspaper and clippings oversized folders, is available upon request.

Series 9 Content:

Box

Folder

 
   

About Engle

42

489

    1930-40s    (see also: oversized box 60)

 

490

    1950s    (see also: oversized box 60)

 

491

    1960s    (see also: oversized box 60)

 

492

    1970s    (see also: oversized box 60)

 

493

    1980-90s, n.d.    (see also: oversized box 60)

   

By Engle

 

494

    Book Reviews    1940s    (see also: oversized box 60)

 

495

    Poetry    (see also: oversized box 60)

 

496

    Prose    (see also: oversized box 60)

 

497

Cone, Marvin    (see also: oversized box 60)

 

498

Friendship Ambassadors Foundation    1978

 

499

Frost, Robert    1963

 

500

International Writing Program    (see also: oversized box 60)

 

501

Miscellaneous

 

502

Publications: Reviews, "Prize Stories of 1954" and others    1959

   

Research Material

 

503

    "Assassination"    (see also: oversized box 60)

 

504

    Cather Willa [includes: postcards, 1 note page]    (see also: oversized box 60)

 

505

    "Custer"

 

506

    "McGregor Heights"

 

507

1930-60s [full papers and clippings, see separate list]    (see: oversized box 62)

 

508

1970-80s [full papers and clippings, see separate list]    (see: oversized box 62)



Series 10: Other Authors Works

Abstract: Engle’s collection includes several works by other authors including private publications from Robert Frost and Tate Allen, a play by Art Buchwald, an essay by John Drury, a paper by Harris T. George, a thesis by Denis Johnson, and a short story by Jean Kerr. These are listed by the author or artist’s name, type of material, and title of the work, if applicable. This series also includes publications and ephemera from other authors.

Series 10 Contents:

Box

Folder

 

43

509

Arrietti, Nelson: Film Proposal, "The Artist in America"    (see: professional, film)

 

510

Blunden, Edmund: Poetry    (see also: correspondence, individual)    (see also: oversized box 60)

 

511

Borum, Poul: Editor, Literary Journal, "The Literary Rocket," Finger Factor    1970 November 7

 

512

Buchwald, Art: Play, "Sheep on the Runway" [comedy]

 

513

Burge, Mary Engle: Essays and Short Stories    1957, 1976

 

514

Chen, Angelica: Film Proposal, "Paul Engle: A Poet of Vision"    (see: professional, film)

   

Clarke?, Peter: Woodcut Print, "Masked Girl"    (oversized: see box 61a)

   

Collins, Peg: Sketch, "Paul Engle"    (oversized: see box 61b)

 

515

Cooper, Herald: Editor, "West of the Great Water: An Iowa Anthology"    (see: publications, poetry)

 

516

Csplár, Vilmos:Short Story, "Swimming in the Iowa River"

 

517

Drury, John: Essay, "Recent American Poetry: New Voices in the Seventies"    1980

   

Engle, W.A. [Paul's great uncle]: Poetry, Poems    (see box 54)

 

518

Ferreter, Ed: Editor, "Jay Sigmund's Wapsipinicon Valley"    (signed)    (see: publications, poetry)

 

519

Foerster, Norman: Preface, "West of the Great Water: An Iowa Anthology"    (see: publications, poetry)

 

520

Frost, Irma [age 10]: Short Stories, "Pretty Good Stories as Stories Go"    1913

 

521

Frost, Robert: Private Publication, Triple Plate,     1939 December, Spiral Press.    Script about Frost, Author unknown    (see also: box 54)

 

522

Gardner, Virgina: Research [Black Participation in Revolutionary War] [Engle ed.?], Correspondence, Notes

44

523-525

    Research Material: Articles, Copies

  526

    Research Materail: Original Papers

  527

Glowacki, Janusz: Miscellaneous Materials

45

528

Harris, T George: Paper, "The Fat Belt"    1957

  529

Hearst, James: Poetry, Evergreen Transformation

  530

Hess, John: Essay, "Paul Engle: An American Hero"

  531

Johnson, Denis: Thesis, "The White Fires of Venus"    1974

  532

Kenneth, Koch: Miscellaneous Materials

  533

Kerr, Jean: Short Story [reprint], "Toujours Tristesse"    1957

 

534

Lustig, Arnost: Screenplay, Proposal, "Paul Engle Street" [I.W.P. One Hour Documentary Film]

 

535

Nieh, Hualing: Preface, "Images of China", "On Watching Poems Being Written"

 

536

Orbán, Ottó: Short Story and Poem, "Where Does the Poet Come From" and Canto    (see: Csplár, Vilmos)

 

537

Osofisan, Babafemi: Performance Poetry, "Dirge for an Elephant"    [for Paul Engle]

 

538

Salamon, Joanna: Poetry

 

539

Schuppener, Linda: Essay, "Women Spies in the Civil War"

 

540

Sigmund, Jay: "Jay Sigmund's Wapsipinicon Valley"
[memorial publication, contains Sigmund's poetry]
(see: publications, poetry)

 

541

Stewart, Duncan: Translator    (see: Salamon, Joanna)

46

542

Tate, Allen: Private Publication, Two Conceits for the Eye to Sing, if Possible, Cuningtion Press    (see box 54)

 

543-546

Wilber, Stephen: Manuscript, Correspondence, Iowa Writer's Workshop

 

547

Wo[?], Heii: Prose, "Re: Nelson Mandela"

 

548

Worku, Daniachew: Typescript, Thirteenth Sun    1977

    Publications and Ephemera    (see box 54)



Series 11: Photographs, Awards, Ephemera

Abstract: Photographs, awards and ephemera. The photographs are of family, friends, International Writing Program residents and research subjects.

Series Notes:

Box 56: Contains a book in German published in 1885. The English translation of the title is Yearbooks of the True Inspiration's Congregations, or Witnesses of the Spirit of the Lord. This is one of a series of volumes containing the utterances of the "Inspired Instruments" of the Amana Society published yearly. This volume contains the testimonial of the "Inspired Instrument" Barbara Heinemann in the years 1819-1823. In 1823 she and her husband immigrated to the US with 800 other Inspirationists who founded the Amana Colonies in Iowa.

Photographs: Includes photographs of Engle's ancestors dating back to the eighteen hundreds. Of interest is a copy of a photograph of Grant Wood teaching a 9th grade art class painting a frieze for the cafeteria (1924).

Series 11 Contents:

Box

Folders

 

53a

  Awards, Ephemera

53b

  Awards, Large Photographs [oversized black portfolio]

54

  Other Authors: Ephemera and Publications

55a

  Photographs

55b

  Negatives and Slides

56

  Books [not by Engle]

   

    Jahrbücher der Wahren, Inspiration's Gemeinden, oder
    Bezeugungen des Geistes des Herrn [in German]


   

    Holy Bible "International" Bible Series
    [given to Paul by his mother 1925 December 25]



Series 12: Oversized

Abstract: Contains oversized material from the collection.

Series 12 Contents:

Box

Folders

 

57

  Personal, Professional, Poetry, Prose

58

  Iowa Writers Workshop, IWP, Publications [series 5a]

59

  Galleys: Golden Child, Old Fashioned Christmas

60

  Publications [series 5a], Newspaper clippings, Other Authors

61a

  Framed material: Sketch "Paul Engle," Poem "Clearance," Ephemera

61b

 

Awards, Library Poem, Woodcut "Masked Girl", Ephemera

62

  Newspapers



Series 13: Multimedia

Abstract: Four sound recordings including "A Woman Unashamed" eight songs for soprano composed by Edward Earle Ferguson and sung by Katherine Hansel, and an interview between Engle and Lustig. There is also a video cassette of Mary Jane Odell with Paul Engle and Hualing Nieh.

Series 13 Contents:

Box

# of items

 

63

 

Tape recording

 

1

    "A Woman Unashamed" Eight songs for Soprano: Ferguson, Edwin Earle [composer],
    Engle, Paul [lyrics], Hansel, Katherine [soprano]

 

2

    Paul Engle

 

1

    Paul's Talk With Lustig (track)

    Video Cassette

 

1

    Mary Jane Odell, (cut 1) Hualing Engle, (cut 2) Paul Engle



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