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The William E. Stafford Archives, Series 2, Sub-Series 2: Promotional Materials and Conference Programs, 1959-1993

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Stafford, William, 1914-1993
Title
The William E. Stafford Archives, Series 2, Sub-Series 2: Promotional Materials and Conference Programs
Dates
1959-1993 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 cubic feet, (3 boxes)
Collection Number
OLPb129STA
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 printed leaflets, handbills, posters, and brochures documenting Stafford's engagements as a reader and workshop instructor. 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

Printed leaflets, handbills, posters, and brochures.

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.

Oversized Items, 1958-2001Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Posters, fliers, and large displays for William Stafford poetry readings, workshops, lectures, and special events.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1.1
Mount Angel College: Mount Angel Oregon
50 x 38 cm.
Poetry reading.
June 29, 1958
1.2
San Francisco State College: The Poetry Center
28 x 22 cm.
Poetry reading.
July 23, 1959
1.3
Oregon State University: Art Gallery
41 x 25 cm.
Poetry reading.
February 26, 1964
1.4
University of Arizona: PMM Auditorium
35 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading.
February 21, 1968
1.5
University of California, Irvine
44 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading.
May 8, 1969
1.6
Gustavus Adolphus College MN: M.C.S. Student Union
28 x 22 cm.
Poetry reading.
April, 1970
1.7
Roger Williams College: Bristol, RI.
43 x 28 cm.
Creative writing series.
February 18, 1971
1.8
University of Tennessee at Martin: Spring Poetry Festival
28 x 22 cm.
Poetry reading.
April 16, 1971
1.9
Utah State University: Business Building Auditorium
28 x 22 cm.
Poetry reading.
April 30, 1971
1.10
Portland State University: Cabaret
28 x 43 cm.
Poetry reading.
November 5, 1971
1.11
Pacific Lutheran University: University center
44 x 21 cm.
Poetry reading.
December 6, 1971
1.12
Portland State University: Bach Mai Hospital Fund
58 x 44 cm.
Poetry reading.
April 8, 1973
1.13
Eastern Oregon College: Eastern Oregon Literary Contest Awards
34 x 24 cm.
Poetry reading.
1973
1.14
University of California, Santa Cruz: Crown College dinning hall
28 x 22 cm.
Poetry reading.
May 8, 1974
1.15
First Methodist Church: Poets for Peace
30 x 23 cm
Poetry reading.
1974
1.16
Santa Barbara City College, CA
42 x 27 cm.
Poetry reading.
February 20, 1975
1.17
University of Hawaii: Kuykendall Auditorium
43 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading.
April 29, 1975
1.18
KAID- TV (Channel 4); Boise Gallery of Art
41 x 21 cm [Folded]
TV program announcement for "Scales of Presence: Man's Place in the Four Environments- The Farm" and Boise poetry reading.
November 19-20, 1975
1.19
University of California, Santa Cruz: Crown College dinning hall
21 x 36 cm.
Poetry reading.
February, 25, 1977
1.20
Oregon State University: A Gathering of Northwest Poets and interested public
22 x 29 cm.
Poetry reading.
February 17, 1978
1.21
Boise Gallery of Art; Boise State University: Student Union
43 x 27 cm.
Poetry reading.
November 1-2, 1978
1.22
University of Alaska: Midnight Sun Writers Conference
43 x 28 cm. [Folded]
Poetry reading, lecture, workshop.
June 10-15, 1979
1.23
The Poetry Center: Cathedral of St. James, Illinois
43 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading.
May 11, 1979
1.24
New Mexico State University: Corbett Center
47 x 32 cm.
Poetry reading.
March 20, 1980
1.25
The Future of Literature: Second Annual Rochester Book Fair, NY
41 x 61 cm.
Poetry reading.
April 24-26, 1980
1.25.1
Governors Awards for the Arts
59 x 46 cm.
Promotional poster [Signed by W.S. and others].
February 1982
1.26
Evergreen State College: Olympia, Washington
59 x 45 cm.
Poetry reading.
May 14, 1982
1.27
War and Peace; Poets address our urgent situation: A Hiroshima / Nagasaki Memorial Convocation: Portland Art Museum
37 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading.
August 7, 1982
1.28
Facing It - The Human Condition in the Nuclear Age: Portland, Oregon
28 x 43 cm.
Panel member
December 4, 1982
1.29
Facing It - The Human Condition in the Nuclear Age: Portland, Oregon
28 x 22 cm. [Folded}
Panel member
December 4, 1982
1.30
Texas A&M University: University Library
28 x 22 cm.
Poetry reading.
February 2, 1983
1.31
The Writer Reads: South Dakota Arts Council
57 x 44 cm.
Poetry reading tour.
April 18-26, 1983
1.32
Poets for Peace: Port Townsend Washington
26 x 36 cm.
Poetry reading.
July 24, 1983
1.33
Three Western Poets Reading Their Works: Boise Gallery of Art
43 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading.
September 1, 1983
1.33.1
Wordworks I: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
59 x 30 cm.
Poetry reading and workshop.
February 20-24, 1984
1.34
Becky Thatcher Readings: Ohio Valley Literary Group
43 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading.
April 8, 1984
1.35
Southern Oregon State College: Stevenson Union
28 x 22 cm.
Poetry reading.
November 1, 1984
1.36
State University of New York at Buffalo: 1984 Oscar Silverman Reading
36 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading.
November 8, 1984
1.37
Columbia Basin College, Washington
22 x 14 cm.
Poetry reading and workshop.
November 16-17, 1984
1.38
Columbia Basin College, Washington
33 x 22 cm.
Poetry reading and workshop.
November 16-17, 1984
1.39
Central Washington University: Hertz Auditorium
43 x 28 cm.
Lecture.
February 11, 1985
1.40
The Utah Tour
51 x 31 cm.
Utah Arts Council sponsored poetry reading and workshop tour.
April 25-May 3, 1985
1.41
Writers at the Hult II: Soreng Theater, Eugene OR.
43 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading.
September 29, 1985
1.42
Poetry Festival; Poetry in the Nuclear Age: Shelburne Hotel, Seattle, Washington
43 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading.
April 29, 1986
1.42.1
International Poetry Forum at Twenty: Carnegie Music Hall.
61 x 51 cm.
Promotional poster.
October 19, 1986
1.43
Across the River: Northwest Poets and Writers Series
46 x 31 cm.
Washington State Arts Commission and Oregon Arts Commission sponsored poetry reading.
June 5, 1988
1.43.1
Writers at Home in Oregon Libraries
47 x 31 cm.
Reading series.
1988
1.44
Plains Poetry Reading Series: Plains Art Museum, ND
58 x 43 cm.
Poetry reading.
November 1, 1988
1.45
Lewis and Clark College: The Open Bookcase
28 x 22 cm.
Author meet.
January 24, 1990
1.46
Austin Peay State University: Visiting Writer Series
43 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading.
April 19, 1990
1.47
Virginia Highlands Festival: Creative writing day and 4 day poetry workshop
43 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading and workshop.
July 31- August 3, 1990
1.47.1
Beloit College: Beloit, Wisconsin
43 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading.
November 29, 1990
1.48
University of Tennessee Knoxville
41 x 31 cm.
Discussion and poetry reading.
October 13, 1992
1.48.1
Mountain Writers Series
29 x 45 cm.
Poetry reading.
January 29, 1993
1.49
Ohio University: Spring Literary Festival
61 x 46 cm.
Poetry reading and lecture.
May 5-7, 1993
1.50
21st Annual Portland Poetry Festival: A Tribute to William Stafford
44 x29 cm.
Sponsored by the Literary Arts Council and Portland State University, poets and writers conduct reading and workshops on the poetry of William Stafford. Including reading by William Stafford.
August 11-15, 1993
1.51
University of Nebraska: Five Voices One Place - The Great Plains
61 x 46 cm. [Folded]
Symposium on writers prominent in the Great Plains, featuring works by William Stafford.
April 6-7, 2001
1.52
For my Friends: Broadsides by Contemporary American Poets
28 x 43 cm.
Exhibit at Lewis & Clark College
August 2002
1.53
William Stafford & the Inner Life of Writing
43 x 28 cm.
Lecture by Robert Stewart at Washington College.
April 11, 2005
1.54
In Celebration of William Stafford 1914-1993
43 x 28 cm.
Event poster.
January 26, 2006
1.55
A Book of Readings In Recent American Poetry: 30 Essays
56 x 44 cm.
Promotional poster.
Undated
1.56
The Animal That Drank Up Sound
38 x 60 cm.
Promotional poster.
Undated
1.57
What Kansas Means to Me: Twentieth-Century Writers on the Sunflower State
56 x 38 cm.
Promotional poster.
Undated
1.58
The Glory of the Ordinary: Rider College, New Jersey
58 x 43 cm.
Reading series.
Undated
1.59
The Poetry Center: Illinois Arts Council
43 x 28 cm.
Poetry reading.
Undated
1.60
In Memoriam: William Stafford
45 x 30 cm.
Broadside exhibit statement.
Undated
1.61
Distinguished Lecture Series
43 x 33 cm.
Poetry reading.
Undated
1.62
Harvest: Contemporary Mormon Poems
61 x 44 cm.
Promotional poster.
Undated
1.63
Under Open Sky: Poets on William Cullen Bryant
26 x 33 cm.
Promotional poster by Stone House Press.
Undated

Promotional Materials for Stafford Readings, Workshops, Lectures, and Special Events, 1961-1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Small flyers, pamphlets, programs, and announcements.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
2.1
William Stafford Engagement Schedules
Undated
2.1.5
The Poetry Center Program and Correspondence
1960
2.2
WFMT Chicago Fine Arts
May 1961
2.3
The Poetry Center: San Francisco State College
November 6-7, 1962
2.4
National Book Award
March 12, 1963
2.5
R's Poetica 6: Eastern Oregon College
April 13, 1963
2.6
54th Annual Dinner of the Poetry Society of America
January 23, 1964
2.7
Poetry Magazine: 10th Annual Poetry Day
November 13, 1964
2.8
Eastern Oregon College: First Festival of Fine Arts
April 23, 1966
2.8.1
Eastern Oregon College Commencement Program
July 3, 1966
2.9
Festival of Contemporary Art
November 24-26, 1966
2.10
Idea Theatre: Voices of the Northwest
December 16-17, 1967
2.11
University of Oregon: Graduation Convocation
March 8, 1968
2.12
Festival of Arts: University of Alaska
March 21, 1969
2.12.1
Writer's Conference: College of Marin; Kentfield, CA Includes photos, schedule, notes
October 10, 1969
2.13
Mirza Ghalib; A Centennial Tribute
January 19, 1970
2.14
Poetry and National Conscience: 3rd Annual Maryland Conference
April 8, 1970
2.15
Rockland Community College; New York
November 18, 1970
2.16
American Association of University Women
April 24, 1971
2.17
Jewish Community College: 9th Annual American Poetry Series
April 26, 1971
2.18
Writers Conference '71: Southwestern University; Texas
June 28, 1971
2.19
Man and Land: Humanities Perspectives; Linfield College
January 13-15, 1972
2.20
International Poetry Forum
April 12, 1972
2.21
The Writer and the Real World: Linn-Benton Community College
March 19-25, 1973
2.21.1
"Writers of the West" at Utah State University; Logan, UT
June 11, 1973
2.22
Washington State University: Dedication Emmett L. Avery Hall
May 17, 1973
2.23
The World Language: NCTE Northwest Regional Conference
1973
2.24
The Writer and the Real World: Linn-Benton Community College
March 20-23, 1974
2.25
Oregon Division of Continuing Education: Summer Session
June 1974
2.25.1
George Elliston Poetry Foundation: William Stafford Lecture Series; University of Cincinnati
1974
2.26
Jackson Hole Writers Conference
1975
2.27
International Poetry Forum
April 7, 1976
2.28
7th Christians Writers Conference
March 18, 1980
2.28.1
Poets and Writers, Inc. Tenth Birthday Party
October 22, 1980
2.28.2
A Tribute to John and Ruth Howard
May 22, 1981
2.29
County College of Morris
March 10, 1982
2.30
Bumbershoot: Seattle, Washington
May 22, 1982
2.31
War and Peace; Poets address our urgent situation: A Hiroshima / Nagasaki Memorial Convocation: Portland Art Museum
August 7, 1982
2.32
Abilene Christian University
February 10, 1984
2.33
Rattlesnake Mountain Writers Workshop
September 21, 1985
2.34
Midwest Poets Series: Rockhurst College
October 28, 1985
2.34.1
Reading at the Cattaraugus County Campus: Jamestown Community College (2 programs)
October 13, 1986
2.35
Maurice English Poetry Award
October 20, 1986
2.36
Butler Community College: Kansas
November 7, 1986
2.37
Folklore and Kansas History: Creative writing Workshop
Nov 7, 1986
2.38
Richard Hugo: A Symposium
November 13-14, 1986
2.39
Monmouth Institute on Creative Writing
July 30, 1987
2.40
Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival: Waterloo, New Jersey
October 1988
2.41
The Poetry Center: School of Art Institute Chicago
December 2, 1988
2.42
Oregon Coast Council for the Arts: 6th Winter Poets reading Series
1988
2.43
Verbal Events Spring Poetry Festival: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
May 3-5, 1989
2.44
All About Art: Sister Art Council;
May 13, 1989
2.45
The Marshall Festival II: Southwest State University; Minnesota
May 1989
2.46
WFMT Radio: Chicago
October 13, 1989
2.47
Paumanok Poetry Festival
June 3, 1990
2.48
Port Townsend Writer Conference: Washington
July 20, 1990
2.49
Cheltenham Festival of Literature
October 13-21, 1990
2.49.1
Poets and Writers, Inc. Twentieth Anniversary Gala
December 6, 1990
2.50
An Evening with William Stafford: Lane Arts Council; Eugene, Oregon
October 29, 1991
2.51
Walker Arts Center: Writers Reading
April 26, 1992
2.51.1
Marylhurst Conference Lecture Notes
May 7, 1992
2.52
Presidential Inaugural Committee: William Clinton Inauguration Invitation
January 20, 1993
2.53
Spring Literary Festival: Ohio University
May 5, 1993
2.54
The Great Mother and New Father: 19th Conference
June 12-20, 1993
2.55
21st Annual Portland Poetry Festival: A Tribute to William Stafford
August 14, 1993
2.56
Growing up in the Northwest: Gladstone Public Library; Oregon
Undated
2.57
Liberal Memorial Library: Kansas
Undated
2.58
Heartland: Poets of the Midwest
Promotional material.
Undated
2.59
"The Staffords"
Video order form.
Undated
2.60
The Long Sigh the Wind Makes
Promotional material.
Undated
2.61
Northwest Review
William Stafford promotional flyer.
Undated
2.62
Artists in the Schools, & Other Places by the Road
Promotional material.
Undated
2.63
W.S. Birthday Celebration: Annie Bloom's Books
Promotional material.
Undated
2.64
A Literary Friendship
Video order form.
Undated
2.65
A Literary Friendship
Portland Art Museum promotional flyer.
Undated

USIS, Near, and Middle East Tours, 1972-1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Schedules, correspondence, journals, publications, and ephemera relating to William Stafford's USIS, Near, and Middle East tours.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
3.1
USIS Near and Middle East: Itinerary and Journal Copies
1972
3.2
USIS: Schedules
Official schedules and revisions used by W.S. during his 1972 USIS tour.
Sept-Oct 1972
3.3
William Stafford USIS Letters
Letters from W.S. to Dorothy Stafford during his USIS tour.
Sept-Oct 1972
3.4
USIS Egypt: Louis Awad - A Poet From America
A short essay on W.S. USIS Egypt visit by Louis Awad. Includes copy of W.S. Poem "Upon a Bridge in Cairo". Essay published in Cairo newspaper; "Al Ahram".
September 15, 1972
3.5
USIS Pakistan
Magazines and miscellaneous materials featuring W.S. USIS Pakistan visit.
1972
3.6
USIS India
Miscellaneous programs and materials from W.S. USIS India visit.
1972
3.7
USIS India: Faqir Mohammed - Plaque
22 x 30 cm.
Handmade plaque given to W.S. during his USIS visit to India by Faqir Mohammed. Inscription reads; "Welcomes thee, India-of-Indira, God Bless W.E. Stafford-of-USA". Wood plaque with inlayed bone and wood picturing elephants and trees.
August 10, 1972
3.8
USIS India: Faqir Mohammed - Double Acrostical Poem
32 x 24 cm.
Framed Double Acrostical Poem by Faqir Mohammed in honor of W.S. Poem features the collected acrostical letters which spell out "William Edgar Stafford". Included are a draft of the poem by Faqir Mohammed and additional works of Mohammed presented to W.S.
Sept-Oct 1972
3.9
USIS India: Faqir Mohammed - Silver Jubilee Souvenir
Compiled works of Faqir Mohammed in scrapbook form presented to W.S. during his USIS visit to India. Includes sections "Indira Gandhi: 20th Century's Greatest Statesman", and "The Dissertation for the Silver Jubilee Commemoration of Indian Independence".
October 8, 1972
3.10
USIS India: D. Parameswaran - Rain, Water, and Sunshine
Handmade book of poems and a letter by D. Parameswaran and given to W.S. following his USIS visit to India. Includes correspondence between John Parker, D. Parameswaran, and William Stafford.
1973
3.11
USIS Nepal
Miscellaneous materials, maps, and notes from W.S. USIS Nepal visit.
1972
3.12
USIS Bangladesh
Miscellaneous materials from W.S. USIS Bangladesh visit.
1972
3.13
USIS Iran: Interview with William Stafford by Adnan Gharifi
Interview titled "Poem, Your Poetry, American Poetry" Talk between Adnan Gharifi and William Stafford, the American poet. For Tamasha magazine. Translated by Andrabik Mirzabeg.
November 1972
3.14
USIS Iran: Interview with William Stafford by Adnan Gharifi
Newspaper clippings, magazines articles, and other miscellaneous news articles covering W.S. USIS Iran visit.
1972
3.15
USIS Newspaper Clippings
U.S. newspaper clippings featuring articles on W.S. USIS 1972 tour.
Undated
3.16
USIS Miscellaneous Materials
Miscellaneous materials including papers, postcards, and maps from W.S. USIS 1972 tour.
undated
3.17
USIS Photographs
Photographs of W.S. during his 1972 USIS tour. Includes: Dr. Mansour Ekhtiar and W.S., Tehran 1972; Mr. Nader Naderpour and W.S., Tehran 1972; Mr. Adnon Ghoreifi and W.S., Tehran 1975; William Stafford press photo n.d.
1972

Miscellaneous Professional Engagement Materials , 1967-1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Schedules, contact lists, Misc Notes.

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
4.1
NCTE: Commission on Literature
March 1967
4.2
Misc. Programs and Announcements (Not Attended by W.S.)
Undated
4.3
Stafford's File of Materials Relating to Social Action Activities
Undated
4.4
Address Books Collected by William Stafford (3 total)
Undated
4.5
Contact Lists Collected by William Stafford
Undated
4.6
Business Cards Collected by William Stafford (2 boxes)
Undated
4.7
"Names from our European Circuit" Contact List
September 1991