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Thomas Lask papers

Ms. Coll. 986

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Lask, Thomas
Title:
Thomas Lask papers
Date [inclusive]:
1920-1980
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 986
Extent:
2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language:
English
Abstract:
Thomas Lask was the poetry editor at the New York Times. This collection consists of personal correspondence addressed to Lask and other individuals at the  New York Times, as well as publications and printed material that Lask saved.
Cite as:
Thomas Lask Papers, 1920-1980, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Thomas Lask was the poetry editor at the New York Times.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of personal correspondence addressed to Lask and other individuals at the New York Times, as well as publications, printed material, photographs, plays, sheet music, letters and news clippings that Lask saved. Letters from notable individuals include Margaret Atwood, Allan Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, John Updike and William Carlos Williams. Lask collected a substantial amount of work by Jonathan Williams and The Jargon Society. The collection also contains a significant group of materials regarding Charles Reznikoff. This collection is arranged alphabeticaly by correspondent or author of works collected by Lask.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2014 May 13

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Justin A. Bortnick

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Posthumous gift of Thomas Lask, delivered by Lask's daughters and wife, 1994. Charles Resnikoff material is a gift of Ellen, Martha and Shirley Lask, 1994.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • New York Times Company.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Manuscripts, American--20th century
  • Poems
Personal Name(s)
  • Reznikoff, Charles, 1894-1976
Subject(s)
  • Authors
  • Poetry
  • Poetry--20th century
  • Poets
  • Publishers and publishing

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

A: Poetry and correspondence, 1943-1974.

1 1

Academy of American Poets: Printed material and manuscript of Karen Snow's Wonders, 1967-1976.

1 2

American Poetry Society: Correspondence and initial issue, 1972.

1 3

Barnes, Keith-Brand, William: Poetry and correspondence, 1935-1975.

1 4

Brodsky, Joseph: Correspondence, 1972.

1 5

Brodsky, Joseph: Notes and printed material, 1972.

1 6

Brodsky, Joseph: Manuscript of Penguin "Selected Poems", 1972.

1 7

Brooks, Gwendolyn-Burr, Gray: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1972.

1 8

C: Poetry and correspondence, 1960-1978, undated.

1 9

D: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1972, undated.

1 10

E-Emanuel: Poetry and correspondence, 1963-1979.

1 11

Engle, Paul: Correspondence, 1977-1979.

1 12

Engle, Paul: Printed material, 1977, undated.

1 13

Enright: Poetry and correspondence, 1969, undated.

1 14

F: Poetry and correspondence, 1962-1977, undated.

1 15

G: Poetry and correspondence, 1958-1974.

1 16

H: Poetry and correspondence, 1945-1978, undated.

2 1

I-J: Poetry and correspondence, 1963-1978, undated.

2 2

Kantor, MacKinlay-Kinnell, Galway: Poetry and correspondence, 1957-1971.

2 3

Kim Chi-Ha: Manuscripts, 1975.

2 4

Kinsella, Thomas-Kramer, Lotte: Poetry and correspondence, 1963-1976.

2 5

Lask, Thomas: Publications, 1967-1968.

2 6

L: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1972.

2 7

Lyrebird Press: Correspondence and printed material, 1971-1972.

2 8

Mac: Poetry and correspondence, 1963-1970.

2 9

Mao, Zedong-Mitchell, Jeffrey: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1979.

2 10

Monahan, J. Edith: Correspondence, 1927-1934, undated.

2 11

Montague, John-Murray, George: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1977.

2 12
Drawer

Morgan, Frederick: Printed work, undated.

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N: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1972.

2 13

New York Quarterly: Poetry and correspondence, 1970-1980, undated.

2 14

O: Poetry and correspondence, 1965-1971.

2 15

Pack, Robert-Pastan, Linda: Poetry and correspondence, 1964-1975.

2 16

Pauker, John: Printed material, 1972-1973.

2 17

Perlberg, Marc-Pound, Ezra: Poetry and correspondence, 1964-1973.

2 18

Raffel, Burton-Ritchie, Elisavietta: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1975.

2 19

Reznikoff, Charles: Photographs (includes photographs of unidentified families, children and individuals).

5 1-7

Robinson, Edwin Arlington: Publications, 1927-1936.

3 1

Robinson, Edwin Arlington: Photocopied correspondence, 1920-1988.

3 2

Robinson-Rutlodge: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1979.

3 3

Saffer, Jay-Smith, William Jay: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1979.

3 4

Snodgrass, H.W.-Syrkin-Marie: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1979.

3 5

Taller, David: Poetry and correspondence, 1969.

3 6

Tambimuttu (Poetry London): Correspondence, 1964-1979.

3 7

Tate, Allen-Tucker, Martin: Poetry and correspondence, 1967-1968, undated.

3 8

Updike, John-Vierick, Peter: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1967.

3 9

Vierick, Peter: Printed material, 1967-1968, undated.

3 10-11

Vincent, Stephen-Voznesensky, Andrei: Poetry and correspondence, 1971-1976.

3 12

Wagner, Charles-Weil, James L.: Poetry and correspondence, 1961-1973.

4 1

Wesleyan University Press: Correspondence, printed material and manuscript, 1959-1967.

4 2

Wheelock, John Hall-Witt, Harold: Poetry and correspondence, 1953-1973.

4 3

The Jargon Society: Printed material, 1963-1983.

4 4

Williams, Jonathan: Publications, 1960-1980.

4 5-6

Williams, Jonathan: Correspondence and printed material, 1958-1987.

4 7-9

Williams, Miller-Wright, Keith: Poetry and correspondence, 1938-1972.

4 10

X, Y, Z: Poetry and correspondence, 1963-1972.

4 11

Unidentified correspondence, undated.

4 12