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The William E. Stafford Archives, Series 8, Sub-Series 1: Books by Stafford in English, 1946-2010

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Stafford, William, 1914-1993
Title
The William E. Stafford Archives, Series 8, Sub-Series 1: Books by Stafford in English
Dates
1946-2010 (inclusive)
Quantity
12 linear feet
Collection Number
OLPb097STA
Summary
William Stafford (1914-1993) was one of the most prolific and important American poets of the last half of the twentieth century. This subseries of the collection includes all of Stafford's books where he is listed as author or co-author published in English. The Index to the entire Stafford Archives can be found at: http://nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu/findaid/ark:/80444/xv83782
Repository
Lewis & Clark College, Special Collections and Archives
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR
97219
Telephone: 503-768-7254
Fax: 503-768-7282
archives@lclark.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions and is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

William Stafford (1914-1993) was one of the most prolific and important American poets of the last half of the twentieth century. Among his many credentials, Stafford served as consultant in poetry at the Library of Congress, and received the National Book Award for his poetry collection Traveling through the Dark (1963). During his lifetime, Stafford wrote over sixty books of poetry that still resonate with both scholars and general readers. Stafford’s perspectives on peace, the environment, and education serve as some of the most articulate and engaging dialogues by a modern American writer about three of the most important issues of the second half of the twentieth century with lasting impacts on future generations. Howard Zinn, one America’s most iconic modern historians, was keenly aware of Stafford’s insight into modern American culture. Zinn claimed, “William Stafford’s prose and poetry, wise and eloquent, speak directly to the violence of our time, and to our hope for a different world” (from cover of Every War Has Two Losers).

The William Stafford Archives, donated to Lewis & Clark College by the Stafford family in 2008, contain the private papers, publications, photographs, recordings, and teaching materials of the poet William Stafford. The Lewis & Clark College Special Collections actively add to this collection by acquiring unique Stafford related materials.

Stafford wrote every day of his life from 1950 to 1993. These 20,000 pages of daily writings form a complete record of the poet’s mostly early morning meditations, including poem drafts, dream records, aphorisms, and other visits to the unconscious, recorded on separate sheets of yellow or white paper or when traveling, often in spiral-bound reporters’ steno pads. The archive also includes typescripts of poems submitted for publication and for use in readings. Stafford listed where he submitted each poem, and whether it was accepted for publication on the typescript. Each of his published collections, large and small, is represented by its gathering of documentary copies (typescripts), called by Stafford a “put-together.” Unpublished poems, poems published in journals, and reading copies of published poems were also gathered, in a virtually complete record from 1937 to 1993, totaling about 7,000 items. The collection also includes copies of all known Stafford books and translations. Stafford saved correspondence received, with an indication of the date of reply, and sometimes a copy of the reply, from the early 1960s to August 1993. Estimated at 100,000 sheets, the collected correspondence contains some full exchanges of correspondence initiated by WS. One such exchange is the correspondence with Marvin Bell on their sequence Segues. In addition to many photographs of and relating to William Stafford, the archive includes an estimated 20,000 photographs and negatives taken and developed by Stafford of fellow poets, family, friends, and Lewis & Clark College faculty. The archive provides documentation of Stafford's teaching career, including more than one thousand index cards, some dating from research at Iowa, others from later. These were much used in preparing for classes, workshops, and lectures. The files also contain scattered notes for workshops and lectures. The archive also includes course syllabi, and faculty documents relating to Stafford's teaching years at Lewis & Clark College.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Books printed in the English language.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, broadcast, or quote from materials in the Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections requires written permission of the Head of Archives & Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The William Stafford Archives, Lewis & Clark College Aubrey Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections, Portland, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Description Dates
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 Z464 1971 : Down in My Heart
M. A. dissertation, University of Kansas
1946
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 Z464 1947: Down in My Heart
Brethren Publishing House; Elgin, Illinois
1947
Stafford Room Books: Down in My Heart
Brethren Publishing House; Elgin, Illinois
1948
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 W56 1954a: Winterward
Ph.D. dissertation, University of Iowa
1954
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 W4 1960: West of Your City
The Talisman Press; Los Gatos, California
1960
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 T7 1962: Traveling through the Dark
Harper & Row; New York and Evanston
1962
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 R4 1966: The Rescued Year
Harper & Row; New York, Evanston and London
1966
STAFFORD PN 45 .S7: Friends to This Ground
National Council of Teachers of English
1967
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 A6 1968: Eleven Untitled Poems
The Perishable Press
1968
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 W38: Weather
The Perishable Press
1969
Stafford Room Books: Talking Along in Our Not Quite Prose Way
State Universit of New York; Brockport, New York
1969
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 A8: Allegiances
Harper & Row; New York, Evanston and London
1970
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 T4: Temporary Facts
Duane Schneider; Athems, Ohio
1970
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 Z464 1971: Down in My Heart
Brethren Publishing House; Elgin, Illinois
1971
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 S6: Someday, Maybe
Harper & Row; New York, Hagerstown, San Francisco and London
1973
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 T44 1973: That Other Alone
The Perishable Press
1973
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 I5: In the Clock of Reason
Soft Press; Victoria, British Columbia
1973
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 E37 1974: The Earth
Printed by Scott Walker, publisher of Graywolf Press at Port Townsend, Washington
1974
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 G6: Going Places
West Coast Poetry Review; Reno, Nevada
1975
STAFFORD PS615.S6 N67 1975: North By West
Spring Rain Press; Seattle, Washington
1975
STAFFORD PS 3569 .T23 B7: Braided Apart
Confluence Press Inc.; Lewiston, Idaho
1976
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 G6: Going Places
West Coast Poetry Review; Reno, Nevada
1976
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 I496 1976: I Would Also Like to Mention Aluminum
Slow Loris Press; Buffalo, New York
1976
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 L3 1976: Late, Passing Prarie Farm
Main Street Press; Northampton, Massachussets
1976
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 S7: Stories That Could be True
Harper & Row; New York, Hagerstown, San Francisco and London
1977
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 D4: The Design on the Oriole
Night Heron Press; Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
1977
STAFFORD PN1064 .S77 1978: Writing the Australian Crawl
University of Michigan Press; Ann Arbor, Michigan
1978
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 A7: All About Light
Croissant Press; Athens, Ohio
1978
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 S57: Smoke's Way
Graywolf Press; Port Townsend, Washington
1978
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 T84: Tuft by Puff
The Perishable Press
1978
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 T86: Two About Music
The Sceptre Press; Knotting, Bedfordshire, England
1978
Stafford Room Books: Tuned in Late One Night
The Deerfield Press; Old Deerfield, Massachussets and Gallery Press; Dublin, Ireland
1978
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 A89 1979: Around You, Your House & A Catechism
The Sceptre Press; Knotting, Bedfordshire, England
1979
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 Q5 1979: The Quiet of the Land
Nadja Press; New York, New York
1979
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 T43 1979: That Meeting Place
Gypsy Press; Irondale, Washington and Portland, Oregon
1979
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 A63 1980: Absolution
The Sceptre Press; Knotting, Bedfordshire, England
1980
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 T46 1980: Things That Happen Where There Aren't Any People
BOA Publications; Brockport, New York
1980
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 W9 1980: Wyoming Circuit
Tideline Press; Tannersville, New York
1980
Stafford Room Books: Poems
Caribe Bookstore; Yokohama, Japan
1980
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 S55 1981: Sleeping at a Friend's House
Scarab Press; Salisbury, Maryland
1981
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 S64 1981: Sometimes Like a Legend
Copper Canyon Press
1981
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 G5 1982: A Glass Face in the Rain
Harper & Row; New York, Cambridge, Philadelphia, San Francisco and London, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Sydney
1982
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 R6 1983: Roving Across Fields
The Barnwood Press Cooperative; Daleville, Indiana
1983
STAFFORD PS3537 .T143 S58 1983: Smoke's Way
Graywolf Press; Port Townsend, Washington
1983
STAFFORD PS593.E63 S7 1983: Segues
David R. Godine Publisher; Boston, Massachussets
1983
Stafford Room Books: Things That Happen Where There Aren't Any People
BOA Publications; Brockport, New York
1983
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 L57 1984: Listening Deep
Penmaen Press; Great Barrington, Massachussets
1984
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 S67 1984: Stories and Storms and Strangers
Honeybrook Press; Rexburg, Idaho
1984
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 W89 1985: Wyoming
Amprsand Press; Roger Williams College, Bristol, Rhode Island
1985
Stafford Room Books: Down in My Heart
The Bench Press; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
1985
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 B7 1986: Brother Wind
Honeybrook Press; Rexburg, Idaho
1986
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 Z477 1986a: You Must Revise Your Life
University of Michigan Press; Ann Arbor, Michigan
1986
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 O7 1987: An Oregon Message
Harper & Row; New York, Cambridge, Philadelphia, San Francisco and London, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Sydney
1987
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 Y68 1987: You and Some Other Characters
Honeybrook Press; Rexburg, Idaho
1987
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 A86 1988: Annie-Over
Honeybrook Press; Rexburg, Idaho
1988
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 W75 1988: Writing the World
Alembic Press; Baltimore, Maryland
1988
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 F55 1989: Fin, Feather, Fur
Honeybrook Press; Rexburg, Idaho
1989
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 S37 1989: A Scripture of Leaves
Brethren Publishing House; Elgin, Illinois
1989
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 H68 1990: How to Hold Your Arms When it Rains
Confluence Press Inc.; Lewiston, Idaho
1990
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 K36 1990: Kansas Poems of William Stafford
Woodley Memorial Press; Topeka, Kansas
1990
STAFFORD PS 3537 .T143 W55 1991: William Stafford: Contemporary American Poet
United States Information Service; Warsaw, Poland
1991
STAFFORD PS 3556 .L56 H43 1991: Hearing Voices
Willamette University Press; Salem, Oregon
1991
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 H57 1991: History is Loose Again
Honeybrook Press; Rexburg, Idaho
1991
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 L67 1991: The Long Sigh the Wind Makes
Adrienne Lee Press; Monmouth, Oregon
1991
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 P34 1991: Passwords
Harper Collins Publishers; New York, New York
1991
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 S44 1991: Seeking the Way
Melia Press
1991
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 A83 1992: The Animal that Drank Up Sound
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers; San Diego, New York, London
1992
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 H65 1992: Holding onto the Grass
Honeybrook Press; Rexburg, Idaho
1992
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 M9 1992: My Name is William Tell
Confluence Press Inc.; Lewiston, Idaho
1992
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 A6 1993: The Darkness Around Us Is Deep
Harper Collins Publishers; New York, New York
1993
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 W47 1993: Who Are You Really, Wanderer?
Honeybrook Press; Rexburg, Idaho
1993
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 W66 1993: Words in the Cold Air
Western Slope Press; Salt Lake City, Utah
1993
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 A6 1994: Learning to Live in the World
Harcourt Brace & Company; New York, New York
1994
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 A6 1994b: The Whole Wide World Pours Down
The Library of Congress; Washington, D.C.
1994
Stafford Room Books: Holding onto the Grass
Weatherlight Press; Bristol, England
1994
STAFFORD TR660.5 .A3427 1994: Listening to the River
Aperture Foundation, Inc.; New York, New York
1994
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 M48 1995: The Methow River Poems
Confluence Press Inc.; Lewiston, Idaho
1995
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 E94 1996b: Even in Quiet Places
Confluence Press Inc.; Lewiston, Idaho
1996
Stafford Room Books: Traveling through the Dark
Weatherlight Press; Bristol, England
1997
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 W37 1998: The Way It Is
Graywolf Press; Saint Paul, Minnesota
1998
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 Z463 1998: Crossing Unmarked Snow
University of Michigan Press; Ann Arbor, Michigan
1998
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 Z464 1998: Down in My Heart
Oregon State University Press; Corvallis, Oregon
1998
Stafford Room Books: There's a Thread You Follow
1998
Stafford Room Books: A Scripture of Leaves
Brethren Publishing House; Elgin, Illinois
1999
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 Y68 2002: You Reading This, Be Ready
Cedar Fence Press; St. Paul Minnesota
2002
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 A6 2003: Every War Has Two Losers
Milkweed Editions; Minneapolis, Minnesota
2003
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 Z4627 2003: The Answers Are Inside the Mountains
University of Michigan Press; Ann Arbor, Michigan
2003
Stafford Room Books: You Reading This, Be Ready
Second Edition of 2002 version
2003
Stafford Room Books: Report from a Far Place
Edition Edda of Uppsala Sweden
2003
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 T7 2005: Traveling through the Dark
2005
Stafford Room Books: Ask Me
Hurdy-Gurdy Press; Seattle, Washington
2005
Stafford Room Books: Down in My Heart
Oregon State University Press; Corvallis, Oregon
2006
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 A87 2008: Another World Instead
Graywolf Press; Saint Paul, Minnesota
2008
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 K36 2010: Kansas Poems of William Stafford
Washburn University Press; Topeka, Kansas
2010
STAFFORD PS3537.T143 S29 2010: Sayings of the Blind
Z'roah; New York, New York
2010