Series 5 - Correspondence

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US MBE MSS 026-5

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Correspondence

Date(s)

  • 1971-2006 (Creation)

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2 boxes

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(1971-Present)

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The Ploughshares literary magazine was founded in 1971 by DeWitt Henry and Peter O'Malley in the Plough and Stars, an Irish pub in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Each issue is guest-edited by a prominent writer, who assembles an issue around a central theme, aesthetic, or personal vision. Previous guest editors include: Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, Rosellen Brown, Raymond Carver, Tobias Wolff, Sherman Alexie, Russell Banks, Lorrie Moore, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Richard Ford.

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This series contains correspondence between the editors, guest editors, contributing writers, and supporters of the magazine. When applicable, the original order and folder headings have been maintained, as in correspondence by issue or guest editor. Where no order existed, general correspondence has been arranged chronologically. Correspondence with notable writers includes: Seamus Heaney, Thomas Lux, Tim O’Brien, Joyce Carol Oates, Fanny Howe, Andre Dubus, Tess Gallagher, Sue Miller, and Thomas Hart.

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This series is arranged alphabetically.

Box List

Contents Box Folders
4/2 – Rosellen Brown Issue 9
5/1 – Voight/Goldensohn Issue 9
9/1 – Gail Mazur Issue 9
9/4 – Raymond Carver Issue 9
10/1 – Seamus Heaney Issue 9
12/2&3 – Leonard Michaels Issue 9
13/1 – Walcott Issue 9
13/2&3 – DeWitt Henry Fiction Issue 9
15/4 – Marilyn Hacker Issue 9
16/1 – Dove/Viebahn 9
16/2&3 – McPherson/Henry Issue 9
16/4 – Stern Issue 9
17/2&3 – Henry/Peseroff 20th Anniversary Issue 9
17/4 – Carolyn Forche Issue 9
21/4 – O’Brien/Strand Issue 9
Editorial Correspondence: Alexie, 2000 9
Editorial Correspondence: Banks, 1993 9
Editorial Correspondence: Baxter, 1999 9
Editorial Correspondence: Bell/Spires, 1999 9
Editorial Correspondence: Brown, 1994 9
Editorial Correspondence: Doty, 1999 9
Editorial Correspondence: Dybek/Hirshfield 1997 9
Editorial Correspondence: Forche, 1991 9
Editorial Correspondence: Ford, 1996 9
Editorial Correspondence: Gordon, 1996 9
Editorial Correspondence: Hacker, 1996 9
Editorial Correspondence: Hall, 1982 9
Editorial Correspondence: Hall, 2000-2001 9
Editorial Correspondence: Jen, 2000 9
Editorial Correspondence: Lux, 1998 9
Editorial Correspondence: McHugh, 2001 9
Editorial Correspondence: McPherson, 1985 9
Editorial Correspondence: Miller, 1993 9
Editorial Correspondence: Moore, 1998 9
Editorial Correspondence: Muldoon, 1999 9
Editorial Correspondence: Neugeboren, 1980 9
Editorial Correspondence: Norman/Shore, 1996
Editorial Correspondence: O’Brien/Strand, 1995 9
Editorial Correspondence: Rios, 1992 9
Editorial Correspondence: Soto, 1994 9
Editorial Correspondence: Welch, 1994 9
Editorial Correspondence: Wolff, 1992 9
Future Issues, 1976-1978 9
General Correspondence, 1971-1979 9 (8)
General Correspondence, 1975-1983 14 OS-11
General Correspondence, 1980-1989 [1 of 2] 9
General Correspondence, 1980-1989 [2 of 2] 10
General Correspondence, 1990-1999 10
General Correspondence, 2000-2006 10
Guest Editors 10
McGahern, John, 1981 10
Moore, Brian, 1973-1974 10
New York Times Fuss 10
Outrageous Cover Letters, 1982-1984 10
Ploughshares Reader -- Correspondence 10
Notable Writers, 1973-1992 10 (2)
Volunteers – CETA 10

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