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Solt mss., ca. 1960-1974

Papers, ca. 1960-1974, of Mary Ellen Solt at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
Phone: 812-855-2452
Fax: 812-855-3143

Solt, Mary Ellen

75 items

Solt mss., ca. 1960-1974 

Collection No.
LMC 2422

75 items

Materials are in English

Consists primarily of the correspondence of Mary Ellen Solt with other poets and writers.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Indiana University Professor and poet.


The files are arranged alphabetically by correspondent or subject in the case of the Creeley "Ms Material" notebook and the Williams photographs and transparencies.

Scope and Content Note

The Solt mss. consist primarily of the correspondence of Mary Ellen Solt with other poets and writers.

Present are letters from Robert Creeley, Denise Levertov, George Oppen, John Thirwall, and Louis Zukofsky. Also present is a notebook prepared and titled by Solt "Index to Robert Creeley Ms Material--Lilly Library"; two Christmas cards from Florence (Mrs. William Carlos Williams); a holiday card and two color transparencies from Paul Williams relating to his father, William Carlos Williams; and a file of eighteen photographs and negatives of William Carlos Williams and family members.

  • Indexing Terms

  • The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' online catalog. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.

    • Names
    • Solt, Mary Ellen --Correspondence.
    • Creeley, Robert, 1926- .
    • Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963 --Photographs.
    • Creeley, Robert, 1926- .
    • Williams, Florence H. (Florence Herman), d. 1976.
    • Levertov, Denise, 1923- .
    • Oppen, George.
    • Thirwall, John.
    • Zukofsky, Louis, 1904-1978.
    • Topics
    • Poets, American --Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Gift. 2001
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with the permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library

Preferred Citation
[Item], Solt mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Folder List

Folder 1 Creeley, Robert: Correspondence 1961-1965 

Folder 2 Creeley, Robert: "Index to Robert Creeley Ms Material - Lilly Library"

Folder 3 Levertov, Denise: Correspondence 1974 

(includes carbon copies of two letters from Solt to Levertov)

Folder 4 Oppen, George: Correspondence 1961-1962 

(includes an exchange between Solt and Rachel Blau DuPlessis about Oppen's letters)

Folder 5 Thirwall, John: Correspondence 1960-1962 

Folder 6 Williams, William Carlos: Holiday cards from Florence Williams 1960,   1972 

Folder 7 Re: Williams, William Carlos: Card and transparencies from Paul Williams

Folder 8 Re: Williams, William Carlos: "Photos for Book"

Folder 9-10 Zukofsky, Louis: Correspondence 1960-1972 

Folder 11 Zukofsky, Louis

Miscellaneous: includes an exchange between Solt and Marcella Spann re: a selected letters of LZ volume; also 2 printed items re: Zukofsky's son Paul, a concert violinist