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Plath mss. II, 1932-1977


Series: Box 9 Memorabilia

Subseries: Box 9 High School Memorabilia

Folder 12 School awards and promotions

6 items

Includes scrapbook with grades and awards; also other awards and certificate of promotion in the Methodist Church. [Also Oversize no. 1.]


Box 10
Folder 1

Papers, tests and assignments

26 items

Arranged alphabetically.

All by Sylvia Plath.


Anthology of American Poetry. Typescript. 21 p.

Arrowsmith. 2 versions. Both holograph with instructor's comments. 2 p., 2 p. For English 21.

Artistic Description. Typescript. 7 p. Typescript carbon. 5 p. For English 21.

Childhood Fears. Typescript with instructor's comments. 4 p. For English 21.

English. Holograph with instructor's comments. 6 p. For English 21.

A Happy Excursion; (Conversation Continued). Typescript with instructor's comments. 3 p. For English 21.

The House of the Seven Gables; Project. Holograph with instructor's comments. 24 p. For English 21.

Informative Description. Holograph with instructor's comments. 3 p. For English 21.

King Lear. Typescript with instructor's comments. 2 p. For English 31.

King Richard III. Typescript with instructor's comments. 3 p. For English 31.

Kristin Lavransdatter. Typescript with instructor's comments. 2 p. For English 41.

The Latter-Day Saints. Typescript with instructor's comments. 26 p. For English 41.

"A Life Beyond Life." Holograph with instructor's comments. 2 p. For English 31.

Mrs. Dalloway. [See Box 10, folder 8]

Othello's Jealousy. Holograph with instructor's comments. 3 p. For English 31.

Outline for Studying an Anthology. Typescript. 8 p. For English 21.

Précis. Holograph with instructor's comments. 1 p. For English 31.

Romeo and Juliet. Typescript with instructor's comments. 3 p. For English 31.

Snowstorms. Holograph. Dec. 2, 1946. 2 p. For III English 7.

T.S. Eliot. Holograph with instructor's comments. 11 p.

Test. Holograph with instructor's comments. 4 p. For English 21.

[Test?]. Holograph with instructor's comments. 5 p.

Thought Patterns on Paper. Holograph. Sept. 17, 1946.  2 p. For III English 7.

Tolstoy's Philosophy of History. Typescript. 14 p. For English 41.

Box 10
Folder 2

Notes. For history, biology, and art history classes.

6 items


Folder 3 Notes. For history, biology, and art history classes.

6 items


Folder 4 The Wellesleyan, 1950.  High school yearbook containing autographs and notes by Aurelia S. Plath.

Folder 5 Diploma. Plath's high school diploma, June 7, 1950,  from Gamaliel Bradford Senior High School.

Folder 6 Miscellaneous

6 items

Arranged chronologically

Includes items concerning Plath's boyfriends and dates, class song, etc.


Box Oversize 2 The Bradford. High school newspaper.

Plath was co-editor her senior year. Issues include: Vol. 5, No. 6 - Vol. 6, No. 6 (1949, June 7 - 1950, June 6), lacking Vol. 6, No. 1. 6 items.


Box Oversize 3 High School Scrapbook

Includes photographs, memorabilia, correspondence and clippings; heavily annotated by Plath.


Subseries: Box 10 Smith College Memorabilia

Class papers. 27 items. All items by Plath

Arranged alphabetically


Box 10
Folder 7

A-Ep

The Age of Anxiety and the Escape from Freedom. Typescript with instructor's comments. May 1954.  8 p. History 38b.

The Agony of Will. Typescript with instructor's comments. Dec. 18, 1950.  8 p. English 11b.

Atmosphere in the Short Story. Typescript with instructor's comments. Nov. 6, 1950.  6 p. English 11b.

"Character is Fate." Typescript with instructor's comments. Nov. 22, 1950.  6 p. English 11b.

Chiaroscuro and Counterpoint. Typescript with instructor's comments. May 11, 1953.  13 p. English 39b.

[Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas]. Typescript draft with numerous holograph changes and corrections. 4 p. [On versos of each page are typescript drafts of one or more short stories, all incomplete.]

Darwin, Marx, Wagner; an Essay. Typescript. 12 p. History 11.

The Devil's Advocate. Typescript with instructor's comments. Mar. 24, 1954.  11 p. Russian 35b.

The Dualism of Thomas Mann. Typescript with instructor's comments. Jan. 17, 1950.  [i.e. 1951] 12 p. English 11b.

Edith Sitwell and the Development of Her Poetry. Typescript with instructor's comments. Mar. 25, 1953.  29 p. Modern Poetry Unit.

Box 10
Folder 8

Eq-Z

The Equilibrists. Typescript draft with numerous holograph changes and corrections. 4 p. [On versos of each page are typescript drafts of short stories, all incomplete.]

"Fish in Unruffled Lakes". Typescript draft with numerous holograph changes and corrections. 3 p.

The Golden Season. Typescript with instructor's comments. Oct. 16, 1950.  4 p. English 11b.

The Imagery in Patterns. Typescript with instructor's comments. Apr. 18, 1951.  6 p. English 11.

"In Memory of Major Robert Gregory". Typescript draft with numerous holograph changes and corrections. 11 p.

Modern Tragedy in the Classic Tradition. Typescript with instructor's comments. Feb. 26 [1951?].  6 p. English 11b.

Mrs. Dalloway. Typescript. 4 p. English 31. [Note: this item has since been identified as a paper written during Plath's high school years.]

A New Idiom. Typescript with instructor's comments. May 9, 1951.  9 p. English 11b

Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen. Typescript draft with numerous holograph changes and corrections. 8 p.

Religion As I See It. Typescript with instructor's comments. May 3, 1952.  9 p.

[Religious Beliefs]. Typescript. 3 p.

Somebody and We. Typescript with holograph corrections and instructor's comments. Nov. 15, 1951.  8 p. English 220a(b).

The Spectrum of F. Scott Fitzgerald; A Study of Color Imagery in Tender Is the Night. Typescript with instructor's comments. Apr. 21, 1955.  10 p. English 417b.

The Tragedy of Progress. Typescript with instructor's comments. Mar. 19, 1951.  6 p. English 11b.

Unitarianism: Yesterday and Today. Typescript with instructor's comments. Dec. 8, 1951.  9 p. Religion 14.

Box 10
Folder 9

Information concerning requirements for the honors thesis.

3 items


Folder 10 James Joyce notebook. Notes from Elizabeth Drew's British Literature class.

Box 11
Folder 1

The Magic Mirror; A Study of the Double in Two of Dostoevsky's Novels. Typescript carbon, bound. 1955.  69 p. Included is a letter from Evelyn Page to Sylvia Plath, June 17, 1955.

Folder 2 Notes for The Magic Mirror. Holograph and typescript. 56 p.

Folder 3 Note cards for The Magic Mirror. Holograph and typescript. 94 cards.

Notebooks

21 items (8 folders)

Includes notebooks for Art 13, Government II, Hillel Lectures, History 38b, Medieval Literature, Milton, Religion 14, and Modern American Literature, Modern American Literature, Modern Art [course audited by Plath during the year she taught at Smith], Modern Poetry, Physical Science, Religion 14, 35b, and Shakespeare.


Box 11
Folder 4

Notebooks

Folder 5 Notebooks

Folder 6 Notebooks

Folder 7 Notebooks

Folder 8 Notebooks

Box 12
Folder 1

Notebooks

Folder 2 Notebooks

Folder 3 Notebooks

Box 12
Folder 4

Who's Who in 1954. Publication concerning the freshman class of 1950.

Folder 5 Publishers' agreements

7 items

Agreements with Triangle Publications for the poems and stories: Sonnet to a Dissembling Spring, Initiation, Cinderella, Ode on a Bitten Plum, Den of Lions, The Suitcases are Packed Again, and Carnival Nocturne.


Folder 6 Elks notebook

Contains correspondence, letters of recommendation, and related materials compiled by Plath when applying for the Elks' "Most Valuable Student" award.


Box 12
Folder 7

Mademoiselle materials

32 items

Relating to College Board and Guest Editorship. Correspondence, arranged chronologically.


Abels, Cyrilly. To Plath, et al. Memo. June 11, 1953.

Abels, Cyrilly. To Sally Rosenthal. Sept. 10, 1952  (carbon - enclosed with Margarita G. Smith to Plath, Sept. 11, 1952).

Little, Marybeth. To Plath. Dec. 17, 1952;  Mar. 6 (enclosure), Apr. 16, 27, May 5, 18, 20, 26, 1953.

Mayberry, Jane Bedell. To Plath. May 6,  21 (carbon), 1953. Smith, Margarita G. To Plath. Sept. 11 (enclosure), 1952; Mar. 6 (enclosed in Marybeth Little to Plath, Mar. 6, 1953), Apr. 27, 1953.

[Weaver, Polly]. To Plath. Memo. June 3, 1953  (enclosure). The enclosure is a hand-writing analysis.

Witten, Barbara. To Plath. Oct. 3, 1951.

Miscellaneous

Guest Editor Schedule. Mimeo with holograph notes by Plath. 5 p.

Your Job As Mademoiselle's Guest Editor. Mimeo with holograph note by Plath. 2 p.

A short, short history of Mademoiselle. Mimeo. 3 p.

Mademoiselle - Personnel. Mimeo. June 1, 1953.  2 p.

Natalie Stack's Memo to Guest Editors. Mimeo. June 1, 1953.  2 p.

1953 Guest Editors - Mademoiselle. Mimeo. 2 p.

Geri Trotta's Memo to Guest Editors about Entertainment. Mimeo. 3 p.

Mademoiselle's Editors and Departments and What They Do. Mimeo. 5/28/53.  4 p.

Jane Mayberry's Instructions for the Interview with Elizabeth Bowen. Mimeo and holograph. 2 p.

Polly Weaver's Memo to Guest Editor. Mimeo. May 1, 1953.  1 p.

Vocational Story by Sylvia Plath. Typescript carbon. 5 p.

Vita and Draft of Analysis of the College Mademoiselle Issue by Sylvia Plath. Holograph with corrections and changes. 12 p.

Janet Wagner's Resume from the Frances Gill Model Agency.

Christmas Card from Mademoiselle.

Box 12
Folder 8

1955 Hamper Smith College yearbook.

Folder 9 Wedding invitations Invitations to Plath. 1953-1955. 

22 items


Folder 10 Miscellaneous.

33 items

Includes draft of application to Smith, grades, reading lists, commencement materials, and assorted mimeos.


Art Scrapbooks

4 volumes prepared for art classes relating to design, color and arrangement


Box Oversize 4 Art Scrapbook 1

Box Oversize 5 Art Scrapbook 2

Box Oversize 6 Art Scrapbook 3

Box Oversize 7 Art Scrapbook 4

Box Oversize 8 Smith Scrapbook

Contains photographs, correspondence and memorabilia; heavily annotated by Plath.


Subseries: Box 13 Cambridge, Newnham college; Teaching year at Smith

Folder 1 Application material Correspondence and other materials relating to Plath's acceptance to Newnham College.

16 items


Box 13
Folder 2

Papers, Oct. 1955-Sept. 1956

The papers were written for various tutorials and all are by Plath.

Arranged chronologically.


Four Tragedies of Corneille: The Conflict of Good with Good. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Oct. 26, 1955.  9 p.

Strindberg: Tragic Concept and Dramatic Form. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Jan. 22, 1956.  15 p.

The Question of Tragedy in Chekhov's Plays. "Studies in Frustration" or an "Affirmation of Life?" Typescript. Feb. 5, 1956.  8 p.

The Drama of Yeats and Synge. (A Few Miscellaneous Notes and Observations, Only). Typescript with supervisor's comments. Feb. 13, 1956.  8 p.

Passion as Destiny in Racine's Plays. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Mar. 3, 1956.  15 p.

Some Few Observations on "Disagreeables" in the Plays of Webster and Tourneur. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Mar. 12, 1956.  7 p.

Some Preliminary Notes on Plato and Popper: Concerning The Republic. Typescript with holograph changes and supervisor's comments. May 14, 1956.  10 p.

Box 13
Folder 3

Papers, Oct. 1956-Feb. 14, 1957

The papers were written for various tutorials and all are by Plath.

Arranged chronologically.


Some Observations on The City Of God. Typescript with holograph changes and supervisor's comments. Oct. 16, 1956.  13 p.

On The Elevation Of Reason: Some Notes Concerning the Cambridge Platonists, Whichcote and Smith. Typescript with holograph corrections and supervisor's comments. Oct. 24, [1956].  5 p. Also, typescript notes, 2 p.

Some Notes on Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity (Books 1-3). Typescript with holograph corrections and supervisor's comments. Oct. 30, 1956.  11 p.

Some Notes on Hobbes' Leviathan. Typescript with holograph corrections and supervisor's comments. Nov. 8, 1956.  10 p.

The Utilitarianism of Bentham and Mill: Some Comparisons and Contrasts. Typescript with holograph changes and notes. Nov. 27, 1956.  10 p.

Literature Versus Dogma. Typescript with holograph changes. Dec. 4, 1956.  7 p.

Chaucer: The Most Versatile of Fourteenth Century English Poets. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Dec. 7, 1956.  16 p.

Some Notes on Coleridge's Aids To Reflection. Typescript with holograph notes and changes. 5 p. + 5 p. holograph notes. Jan. 22, 1957. 

Some Notes on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Jan. 31, 1957.  10 p.

Some Observations on Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Typescript with holograph changes and supervisor's comments. Feb. 4, 1957.  10 p.

Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Feb. 4, 1957.  7 p.

Box 13
Folder 4

Papers, Feb. 18, 1957-Mar. 1957,  undated

The papers were written for various tutorials and all are by Plath.

Arranged chronologically.


D.H. Lawrence: The Tree of Knowledge Versus The Tree of Life. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Feb. 18, 1957.  9 p.

Henryson: as a "Scottish Chaucerian". Typescript with supervisor's comments. Mar. 4, 1957.  7 p.

On Chaucer's House of Fame. Typescript with supervisor's comments. Mar. 7, 1957.  7 p.

"Damn Braces. Bless Relaxes". Blake and Lawrence: A Brief Comparison and Contrast. Typescript. Mar. 14, 1957.  5 p.

The Device of the Dream Vision in Chaucer and a Few Comparisons. Typescript with holograph notes and changes. [1957].  6 p.

The Character of Zeus in Prometheus Bound. Typescript with holograph changes and 4 p. typescript notes. n.d.  7 p. On verso of each page of notes is typescript draft of part of story The Matisse Chapel.

The Destructive Power of Genius in Four of Ibsen's Plays. Typescript and 5-page typescript and holograph notes n.d.  11 p.

Piers Plowman: A Few Observations and Comparisons. Typescript with holograph changes. n.d.  10 p.

Reflections on the Quester Legend. Typescript with supervisor's comments. n.d.  10 p.

The Sensuous Imagery in the Canterbury Tales. Typescript with supervisor's comments. n.d.  8 p.

Some Notes on Hume's Enquiries concerning Human Understanding and The Principles of Morals. Typescript with holograph changes and 2 p. holograph notes. n.d.  4 p. On verso of second page of notes is: "Parlour-Piece," a poem by Ted Hughes. Typescript. 1 p.

Some Notes on the Gorgias. Typescript draft, with holograph changes and notes. n.d.  12 p.

Box 13 Notes

Includes notes of readings, a chart for dating writers' works and copies of the Tripos exams. 598 p.


Folder 5 Notes

Folder 6 Notes

Folder 7 Notes

Box 13
Folder 8

Diploma B.A. degree granted to Plath. June 29, 1957.

Teaching at Smith College, 1957-1958

Box 13 Notes

176 p. in 3 items

Includes notebooks, syllabi, exam questions, and analyses of various literary works, both typescript and holograph. For notebook of Modern Art course Plath audited during her year of teaching at Smith, See Box 12, folder 1


Folder 9 Notes

Folder 10 Notes

Folder 11 Notes

Folder 12 Check stubs

Includes Plath's pay check stubs from Smith College, 9 items, and Ted Hughes' pay check stubs from University of Massachusetts, 22 items.