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Myra Sklarew papers

Abstract

Title:
Myra Sklarew papers
Author/Creator:
Sklarew, Myra
Collection number:
2006-118, 2009-38
Size:
15 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1970-2008
Inclusive dates:
1858-2008
Collection Area:
Literature and Rare Books
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Myra Sklarew (1934- ), professor of literature and author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction essays, was born in Baltimore, Maryland. The Myra Sklarew papers date from 1858 to 2008 (bulk dates 1970-2008) and include materials that Sklarew created and accumulated during her lifetime, materials about her life and her writings, and the creative output of others that was inspired by Sklarew. The materials include correspondence; manuscripts and drafts of published Sklarew literary works; copies of Sklarew's monographs; serial publications containing works by and about Sklarew; monographs and manuscripts written by other individuals; and subject files on various topics relating to Sklarew's work.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Myra Sklarew papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/4598
Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Myra Sklarew (1934- ), professor of literature and author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction essays, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to biochemist Samuel Weisberg and his wife, librarian Anne Wolpe Weisberg. She studied biology at Tufts University, receiving her B. S. in 1956, and earned an M. A. in 1970 from the Writing Seminars, Johns Hopkins University, where she studied under Elliott Coleman. In 1955 she married Bruce Sklarew, from whom she was divorced in 1976. The Sklarews' two children, Eric and Deborah, were born in 1959 and 1957. Myra Sklarew has resided in Bethesda, Maryland, since 1961.

In adolescence, Sklarew began her career in the sciences, working summers in research labs and mental hospitals, and studied at Cold Spring Harbor Biological Laboratory, with Salvador Luria and Max Delbruck, and in the Department of Neurophysiology at Yale University School of Medicine. Currently Professor Emerita, Sklarew has taught literature and creative writing at American University in Washington, D.C., since 1970, except for the period between 1987 and 1991 when she served as President of the Corporation of Yaddo, the artist community in Saratoga Springs, New York.

She is the author of three chapbooks (In the Basket of the Blind, 1975; Blessed Art Thou, No-One, 1982; and The Travels of the Itinerant Freda Aharon, 1985), six collections of poetry (From the Backyard of the Diaspora, 1976; The Science of Goodbyes, 1982; Altamira, 1987; Eating the White Earth, 1994; Lithuania: New & Selected Poems, 1995; and The Witness Trees, 2000), a collection of short fictions, Like a Field Riddled by Ants, 1987, and a collection of essays, Over the Rooftops of Time, 2002. A new collection of poetry, Harmless, was published by MayApple Press in May 2010; a co-edited work with Dr. Bruce Sklarew, The Journey of Child Development: Selected Papers of Joseph Noshpitz, M. D., was published in October 2010 by Routledge. A research study, Holocaust and the Construction of Memory, is forthcoming from SUNY Press. Her poetry has been recorded for the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature in the Library of Congress. In addition, Sklarew has published poems, stories, interviews, essays, articles, and reviews in more than five hundred publications.

Sklarew has given numerous presentations including readings, lectures, and performances during the course of her career as a writer and educator. Over the years, she has been recognized with awards and grants from a wide variety of organizations and institutions including the Poetry Society of America and PEN. She received the University Scholar/Teacher Award from American University. Significant activities there included serving as Director, Writer's Conferences, 1975-1980; Founder and Director, M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, 1980-1982; and Chair, Department of Literature, 1995-1996.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Myra Sklarew papers date from 1858 to 2008 (bulk dates 1970-2008) and include materials that Sklarew created and accumulated during her lifetime (1934-), materials about her life and her writings, and the creative output of others that was inspired by Sklarew. The materials include correspondence; manuscripts and drafts of published Sklarew literary works; copies of Sklarew's monographs; serial publications containing works by and about Sklarew; monographs and manuscripts written by other individuals; and subject files on various topics relating to Sklarew's work.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Myra Sklarew donated a portion of her papers to the University of Maryland Libraries in March 2006 and additional materials in September 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Guide compiled by Lara D'Agaro, February 2009; Maureen Cech, September 2009. Revised December 2009, August 2010, February 2011.

Processing note:

Correspondence originally located in Series 3, 4, and 6 was separated and interfiled with correspondence in Series 1. The original physical locations of these items were recorded on them. Manuscripts originally enclosed with correspondence of Series 1 were removed and filed within Series 5, Writings by Others. Paper clips, staples, and rubber bands were removed from the collection. When necessary, folded paper was flattened. Preservation photocopies were made of newspaper clippings and material on Thermofax paper. Fragile documents were placed in Mylar sleeves to prevent damage from handling. Oversized serial publications were separated and appropriately housed. The arrangement of the collection was created during processing.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Correspondence, 1972; 1977-1982; 1984; 1987; 1990; 1994-1999; 2001; 2004; and undated (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains letters written and received by Myra Sklarew, exchanged with individuals and editors of publications. The bulk of the correspondence is from English poet and novelist D. M. Thomas and includes clippings about Thomas and his The White Hotel (1981). The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's surname or publication title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Amir, Michlean, 1997 series 1box 1folder 1
Bird, Daniel, 1994 series 1box 1folder 2
Bly, Robert, undated series 1box 1folder 3
Boyle, Kay, 1981 series 1box 1folder 4
Bradford, Gigi, 1987 series 1box 1folder 5
Brody, Cynthia, 2001 series 1box 1folder 6
Brown, Jeffrey, 1994 series 1box 1folder 7
Cabin Fever, 2004 series 1box 1folder 8
Chasman, Deborah, 1994-1995 series 1box 1folder 9
Cieplinski, Feigue, 1994 series 1box 1folder 10
Clair, Maxine, undated series 1box 1folder 11
Dacey, Philip, 1984 series 1box 1folder 12
Dworkin, Marc Steven, 1990 series 1box 1folder 13
Esserghini, H., 1980 series 1box 1folder 14
Fenyvesi, Charles, 1979 series 1box 1folder 15
Fox, John, 1995 series 1box 1folder 16
Galiena, Cecilia, 1996 series 1box 1folder 17
Getz, Mike, 1995 series 1box 1folder 18
Guthridge, Guy, 1996 series 1box 1folder 19
Harper, M., 1981 series 1box 1folder 20
Henderson, Archibald, 1972 series 1box 1folder 21
Hillberry, Conrad, 1977 series 1box 1folder 22
Jellema, Rod, 1981 and undated series 1box 1folder 23
Johnson, Dan, circa 1978 series 1box 1folder 24
Kesting, Robert, 1995, 1996 series 1box 1folder 25
Knost, Peter, 1997 series 1box 1folder 26
Kopelke, Kendra, 1999 series 1box 1folder 27
Kostanian, Rachel, 1997 series 1box 1folder 28
Kumin, Maxine, 1981 series 1box 1folder 29
Lefcowitz, Allan, 1995 series 1box 1folder 30
Leffler, Merrill, 1981 series 1box 1folder 31
Leistner, Eillene, 1981 series 1box 1folder 32
Lisle, Leslie, 1980, 1981 series 1box 1folder 33
Long, Don, circa 1972 series 1box 1folder 34
McKeown, Arzi, 1995 series 1box 1folder 35
Michelson, Linda, 1984 series 1box 1folder 36
Nickel, Mooshe, 1994 series 1box 1folder 37
O'Shea, Jose, 1991 series 1box 1folder 38
Parisi, Joseph, 1987 series 1box 1folder 39
Pauker, John, 1981 series 1box 1folder 40
Pennant, Edmund, 1990 series 1box 1folder 41
Quasdorf, Jennifer, 1996 series 1box 1folder 42
Ramke, Bin, 1987 series 1box 1folder 43
Reuben, E., 1996 series 1box 1folder 44
Ritchie, Elisavietta, 1981 series 1box 1folder 45
Saturday Review, undated series 1box 1folder 46
Schaaf, Richard, 1995, 1996 series 1box 1folder 47
Schiffman, Lawrence, 1995 series 1box 1folder 48
Schwartz, Julie, undated series 1box 1folder 49
Sherman, Ken, 1995 series 1box 1folder 50
Shweiry, Claudette, 1982 series 1box 1folder 51
Striar, Marguerite, 1995, 1998 series 1box 1folder 52
Sullivan, Nancy, 1987 series 1box 1folder 53
Surreck, Nancy, undated series 1box 1folder 54
Taube, Herman, undated series 1box 1folder 55
Thomas, D. M., 1981-1982 and undated series 1box 1folder 56
Tucker, Martin, 1997 1997 series 1box 1folder 57
Tuthill, Stacy, 2001 series 1box 1folder 58
Unidentified correspondents, undated series 1box 1folder 59
Visions-International, 1994 series 1box 1folder 60
Wagner, Charles, 1972 series 1box 1folder 61
Wylie, Harold, [1995] series 1box 1folder 62
Young, Jeffrey, 1993 series 1box 1folder 63

Series 2: Writings, 1969; 1970-1979; 1982; 1986-1988; 1995; 1999; 2002; 2005; 2008; and undated (3.25 linear feet)

This series contains research material, drafts, galleys, and page proofs for published and unpublished Sklarew works. The successive drafts of Sklarew's published and unpublished poetry in this series have not been arranged in chronological order. However, Sklarew dated the final drafts of some poems. The research materials, drafts, galleys, and page proofs are arranged alphabetically by title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Altamira -- manuscript, September 29, 1986 series 2box 1folder 1
Altamira -- manuscript, November 1, 1986 series 2box 1folder 2
Altamira -- manuscript (1 of 2), November 25, 1986 series 2box 1folder 3
Altamira -- manuscript (2 of 2), November 25, 1986 series 2box 1folder 4
Altamira -- manuscript, 1986 series 2box 1folder 5
Altamira -- manuscript, 1986 series 2box 1folder 6
Altamira -- page proofs, December 1986 series 2box 1folder 7
Altamira -- paste ups, 1987 series 2box 1folder 8
Altamira -- page proofs, 1987 series 2box 1folder 9
Altamira -- page proofs, 1987 series 2box 1folder 10
Altamira -- related materials, circa 1977 series 2box 1folder 11
"Apollo and Daphne" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 1folder 12
"Appendix" -- manuscript, circa 2003 series 2box 1folder 13
"Arms" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 1folder 14
"August" -- manuscript, 1973 series 2box 1folder 15
"Before the Shooting Begins" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 1folder 16
"Beginning" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 1folder 17
"Birth" -- manuscript, possibly 1969, 1973 series 2box 1folder 18
"Birthday" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 1folder 19
["The blue door of sleep"] -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 1folder 20
"Book" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 1folder 21
"Breaking the Silence" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 1folder 22
"Bridge" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 1folder 23
"Bus" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 1folder 24
"Conversions" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 1folder 25
"Day of Atonement 5734" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 2folder 1
"Definition" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 2folder 2
"Double View: For Maurits Escher" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 2folder 3
"Dry Times" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 2folder 4
"Elegy" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 2folder 5
"Fast" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 2folder 6
"The First of the Week" -- manuscript, 1974 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 2folder 7
"Fragments" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 2folder 8
From Mole Hills to Messiah -- manuscript, August 12, 1999 series 2box 2folder 9
From Mole Hills to Messiah -- manuscript (1 of 3), 1999 series 2box 2folder 10
From Mole Hills to Messiah -- manuscript (2 of 3), 1999 series 2box 2folder 11
From Mole Hills to Messiah -- manuscript (3 of 3), 1999 series 2box 2folder 12
From Mole Hills to Messiah -- manuscript (1 of 3), 1999 series 2box 2folder 13
From Mole Hills to Messiah -- manuscript (2 of 3), 1999 series 2box 2folder 14
From Mole Hills to Messiah -- manuscript (3 of 3), 1999 series 2box 3folder 1
From Mole Hills to Messiah: Jewish Essays, Poems and Stories -- manuscript (1 of 4), 1999 series 2box 3folder 2
From Mole Hills to Messiah: Jewish Essays, Poems and Stories -- manuscript (2 of 4), 1999 series 2box 3folder 3
From Mole Hills to Messiah: Jewish Essays, Poems and Stories -- manuscript (3 of 4), 1999 series 2box 3folder 4
From Mole Hills to Messiah: Jewish Essays, Poems and Stories -- manuscript (4 of 4), 1999 series 2box 3folder 5
From the Backyard of the Diaspora -- manuscript, undated series 2box 3folder 6
"Gift of Hours" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 3folder 8
"Glass-blowing" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 3folder 9
"Hair" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 3folder 10
Harmless -- manuscript, 2005 series 2box 3folder 11
Harmless -- manuscript, 2008 series 2box 3folder 12
Harmless -- manuscript, undated series 2box 3folder 13
Harmless -- manuscript (chapbook version), undated series 2box 3folder 14
Harmless -- manuscript (short version), undated series 2box 3folder 15
"Head of the Year 5734" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 1
"Here" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 2
"Hotel" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1972 series 2box 4folder 3
"In Dimitsana" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 4
["In the dahlia field"] -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 5
"In the Other, the Sunken Life" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 6
"Individuation" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 7
"Kitchen" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 8
"Last Letter" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 9
"Legacy" -- manuscript, 1974 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 10
Leiser's Song -- manuscript, 2008 series 2box 4folder 11
Lie Perfectly Still: Essays on Mortality and Healing -- manuscript, 2008 series 2box 4folder 12
Life Signs -- manuscript, 1970 series 2box 4folder 13
Life Signs -- manuscript, undated series 2box 4folder 14
"Litany" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 15
Lithuania: New and Selected Poems -- page proofs (first proofs), 1995 series 2box 4folder 16
Lithuania: New and Selected Poems -- page proofs (second proofs), 1995 series 2box 4folder 17
Lithuania: New and Selected Poems -- page proofs (third proofs), 1995 series 2box 4folder 18
"Looking into My Life's Blind Eye" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 19
"The Mouth" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 20
"My Friend" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 21
"Now It Is My Turn" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 22
"Offerings" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 23
"Once" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 24
"One Correct Answer" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 4folder 25
Over the Rooftops of Time -- manuscript (partial), circa 1999 series 2box 5folder 1
Over the Rooftops of Time -- copyedited manuscript, March 19, 2002 series 2box 5folder 2
Over the Rooftops of Time -- copyedited manuscript, March 19, 2002 series 2box 5folder 3
Over the Rooftops of Time -- copyedited manuscript, March 19, 2002 series 2box 5folder 4
Over the Rooftops of Time -- design samples, 2002 series 2box 5folder 5
Over the Rooftops of Time -- page proofs (1 of 3), June 4, 2002 series 2box 5folder 6
Over the Rooftops of Time -- page proofs (2 of 3), June 4, 2002 series 2box 5folder 7
Over the Rooftops of Time -- page proofs (3 of 3), June 4, 2002 series 2box 5folder 8
Over the Rooftops of Time -- corrected page proofs (1 of 3), July 10, 2002 series 2box 5folder 9
Over the Rooftops of Time -- corrected page proofs (2 of 3), July 10, 2002 series 2box 5folder 10
Over the Rooftops of Time -- corrected page proofs (3 of 3), July 10, 2002 series 2box 5folder 11
Over the Rooftops of Time -- page proofs (partial), August 15, 2002 series 2box 5folder 12
Over the Rooftops of Time -- page proofs (1 of 3), August 15-31, 2002 series 2box 5folder 13
Over the Rooftops of Time -- page proofs (2 of 3), August 15-31, 2002 series 2box 6folder 1
Over the Rooftops of Time -- page proofs (3 of 3), August 15-31, 2002 series 2box 6folder 2
Over the Rooftops of Time -- page proofs (partial), September 19, 2002 series 2box 6folder 3
"Poem for the Body" -- manuscript, 1973 series 2box 6folder 4
"Poem for the Children of Our Children" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 6folder 5
"Prayer for Endings" -- autograph manuscript -- Folger Library Evening Poetry Series, circa 1987-1988 series 2box 6folder 6
"Pretensions" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1971 series 2box 6folder 7
"Red Riding Hood at the Acropolis" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 6folder 8
"Resurrection" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 6folder 9
"Shark" -- manuscript, 1974 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 6folder 10
"She Speaks to Her Life" -- manuscript, 1974 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 6folder 11
["Splinter"] -- manuscript, 1974 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 6folder 12
"Standstill" -- manuscript, 1974 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 6folder 13
"Star" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 6folder 14
"Status Quo" -- manuscript, 1973 series 2box 6folder 15
[Table of Contents] -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 6folder 16
[Textbook on Creative Writing] -- research, 1977 series 2box 6folder 17
"This Clock I Carry" -- manuscript, 1974 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 6folder 18
"Thus Did We Purify Death" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 6folder 19
"Transition" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 6folder 20
"The Turning" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 6folder 21
Undressing Poetry: The Translation Process -- Albershardt, Martha (editor) -- manuscript, 1982 series 2box 6folder 22
Undressing Poetry: The Translation Process -- Albershardt, Martha and Jacklyn Potter (editors) -- manuscript, 1982 series 2box 6folder 23
Undressing Poetry: The Translation Process -- Albershardt, Martha and Jacklyn Potter (editors) -- manuscript (1 of 2), 1982 series 2box 6folder 24
Undressing Poetry: The Translation Process -- Albershardt, Martha and Jacklyn Potter (editors) -- manuscript (2 of 2), 1982 series 2box 6folder 25
"Unexpected Arrival" -- manuscript, 1974 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 7folder 1
"Violins" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 7folder 2
"What Could Not Be Said" -- manuscript, 1973 and circa 1970-1979 series 2box 7folder 3
"What Goes on Afterward" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 7folder 4
"What Should Have Been Said" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 7folder 5
"When It Is Over" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 7folder 6
"Yes and His Heart Was Going Like Mad and Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes" -- manuscript, circa 1970-1979 series 2box 7folder 7
You Cannot Teach Creative Writing: A Handbook -- research, undated series 2box 7folder 8

Series 3: Monographs by Sklarew, 1954; 1971; 1976-1977; 1979; 1981-1982; 1984-1985; 1987; 1991-1994; 1997-1998; 2000-2001; 2003; 2005; and 2007 (1.25 linear feet)

This series consist of copies of mongraphic works by Myra Sklarew and includes both single works and works to which she contributed. The monographs are arranged in two groupings "By Sklarew" and "Contribution(s) from Sklarew"; within the groupings, the monographs are arranged alphabetically by title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
By Sklarew -- Altamira, 1987 series 3box 1folder 1
By Sklarew -- From the Backyard of the Diaspora, 1976 series 3box 1folder 2
By Sklarew -- From the Backyard of the Diaspora, 1981 series 3box 1folder 3
By Sklarew -- Like a Field Riddled By Ants, 1987 series 3box 1folder 4
By Sklarew -- Lithuania: New & Selected Poems, 1997 series 3box 1folder 5
By Sklarew -- Over the Rooftops of Time, 2003 series 3box 1folder 6
By Sklarew -- The Science of Goodbyes, 1982 series 3box 1folder 7
By Sklarew -- Travels of the Itinerant Freda Aharon, 1985 series 3box 1folder 8
By Sklarew -- The Witness Trees, 2000 series 3box 1folder 9
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- 5 New Poets, 1954 series 3box 2folder 1
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Beyond Lament: Poets of the World Bearing Witness to the Holocaust -- Marguerite M. Striar (editor), 1998 series 3box 2folder 2
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Bittersweet Legacy: Creative Responses to the Holocaust -- Cynthia Moskowitz Brody (editor), 2001 series 3box 2folder 3
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust -- Charles Fishman (editor), 1991 series 3box 2folder 4
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Cabin Fever: Poets at Joaquin Miller's Cabin, 1984-2001 -- Jacklyn W. Potter, Dwaine Rieves, and Gary Stein (editors), 2003 series 3box 2folder 5
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- City Celebration 1976 -- Octave Stevenson (editor), circa 1976 series 3box 2folder 6
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Cut Loose the Body -- Rose Marie Berger and Joseph Ross (editors), 2007 series 3box 2folder 7
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- D. C. Magazines: A Literary Retrospective -- Richard Peabody (editor), 1981 series 3box 2folder 8
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Diamond Anthology -- Charles Angoff, Gustav Davidson, Hyacinthe Hill, and A.M. Sullivan (editors), 1971 series 3box 2folder 9
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- The Ear's Chamber -- Stacy Tuthill (series editor), 1981 series 3box 2folder 10
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Grace and Gravity: Fiction by Washington Area Women -- Richard Peabody (editor), 2004 series 3box 2folder 11
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Her Face in the Mirror: Jewish Women on Mothers and Daughters -- Faye Moskowitz (editor), 1994 series 3box 2folder 12
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Jewish Identity Through Literature -- Feigue Cieplinski, 1993 series 3box 3folder 1
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Looking For Your Name -- Paul B. Janeczko (editor), 1993 series 3box 3folder 2
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Open Door: A Poet Lore Anthology -- Philip K. Jason, Barbara Goldberg, Geraldine Connolly, and Roland Flint (editors), 1997 series 3box 3folder 3
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Poetic Voices Without Borders -- Robert L. Giron (editor), 2005 series 3box 3folder 4
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- The Poet Upstairs -- Octave Stevenson (editor), 1979 series 3box 3folder 5
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Rye Bread: Women Poets Rising -- Stacy Tuthill and Walter H. Kerr (editors), 1977 series 3box 3folder 6
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Second Rising -- Stacy Tuthill (editor), 1979 series 3box 3folder 7
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Songs From Unsung Worlds [Science 85] -- Bonnie Bilyeu Gordon (editor), 1985 series 3box 3folder 8
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Strings: A Gathering of Family Poems -- Paul B. Janeczko (editor), 1984 series 3box 3folder 9
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- The Virago Book of Birth Poetry -- Charlotte Otten (editor), 1993 series 3box 3folder 10
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Weavings 2000: The Maryland Millennial Anthology -- Michael S. Glaser (editor), 2000 series 3box 3folder 11
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- Women Speak to God: The Prayers & Poems of Jewish Women -- Marcia Cohn Spiegel and Deborah Lipton Kremsdorf (editors), 1987 series 3box 3folder 12
Contribution(s) from Sklarew -- WPFW 89.3FM Poetry Anthology -- Grace Cavalieri (editor), 1992 series 3box 3folder 13

Series 4: Serials, 1954; 1967; 1969-1987; 1989-1990; 1992-2001; 2004; 2007-2008 and undated (3.5 linear feet)

This series includes serials that contain articles, poems, and stories written by Sklarew, often in their first appearance. There are also serials containing articles about her and reviews of her work. Also included in this series is a program for a 1994-1995 American University student production of Yerma, for which Sklarew had written the program note. The serials are arranged in two groupings: "By Sklarew" and "About Sklarew"; within each grouping, the serials are alphabetically by title, then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
By Sklarew -- Abraxas/Chowder Review -- "Valentine," "Sonnet," "Blessed Art Thou, No One", 1977 series 4box 1folder 1
By Sklarew -- American Magg -- "In the Basket of the Blind," "Human Condition," "Journey to the Mirror", 1975 series 4box 1folder 2
By Sklarew -- Antietam Review -- "The Refusal", Spring 1989 series 4box 1folder 3
By Sklarew -- Ariel -- "Time", 1984 series 4box 1folder 4
By Sklarew -- Arion's Dolphin: A Quarterly of Poetry -- "My Daughter's Dream," "Companion", Winter 1972 series 4box 1folder 5
By Sklarew -- Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities -- "Lie Perfectly Still", Fall 2007 series 4box 1folder 6
By Sklarew -- Bellingham Review -- "Freda and the Novel," "Freda Sharpens the Pencils", Spring 1981 series 4box 1folder 7
By Sklarew -- Best Friends -- "Hotel", Summer 1972 series 4box 1folder 8
By Sklarew -- Bitterroot -- "Dreams", Summer 1970 series 4box 1folder 9
By Sklarew -- Bitterroot -- "Dreams", Spring 1971 series 4box 1folder 10
By Sklarew -- Calvert -- "An Old Poem For Linda", Fall 1977 series 4box 1folder 11
By Sklarew -- Carolina Quarterly -- "Cabala," "Hydrangea," ["It is Evening In Jerusalem" on tipped-in sheet], Winter 1972 series 4box 1folder 12
By Sklarew -- Carolina Quarterly -- "Broken Chair," "Departure: a Triptych After a Painting By Max Beckmann," "In Our Time," "Red Riding Hood At the Acropolis", Fall 1973 series 4box 1folder 13
By Sklarew -- Carolina Quarterly -- "Covering the Mirror," "Unexpected Arrival", Fall 1975 series 4box 1folder 14
By Sklarew -- Carolina Quarterly -- "In Bed", Fall 1979 series 4box 1folder 15
By Sklarew -- Charles Street Journal -- "Pretensions", February/March 1971 series 4box 2folder 1
By Sklarew -- Chowder Review -- "Prayer For Endings", Fall/Winter 1976 series 4box 2folder 2
By Sklarew -- Chowder Review -- "When It Is Over," "Legacy", undated series 4box 2folder 3
By Sklarew -- Coldspring Journal -- "The Cinderella Budget," "The Real Danger", February 1975 series 4box 2folder 4
By Sklarew -- Confrontation -- "The Student", Winter 1981 series 4box 2folder 5
By Sklarew -- Confrontation -- "Homage to Siena", Spring/Summer 1992 series 4box 2folder 6
By Sklarew -- Confrontation -- "Song of the Lost Days", Winter 1995 series 4box 2folder 7
By Sklarew -- Confrontation -- "Scrim", Summer/Fall 1995 series 4box 2folder 8
By Sklarew -- Crosscurrents: A Quarterly -- "Albino," "The Messenger", 1984 series 4box 3folder 1
By Sklarew -- Crosscurrents: A Quarterly -- "At Yehuda's Wedding", 1985 series 4box 3folder 2
By Sklarew -- Denver Quarterly -- "Dreaming of Rain", Winter 1987 series 4box 3folder 3
By Sklarew -- Dryad -- "Green Dress: For Mario," "Departures," "Instructions For Elijah", 1972 series 4box 3folder 4
By Sklarew -- Dryad -- "Names," "Negatives", 1977 series 4box 3folder 5
By Sklarew -- Edge -- "Teeth", August 1972 series 4box 3folder 6
By Sklarew -- European Judaism -- "1941," "Genealogy", Autumn 1998 series 4box 3folder 7
By Sklarew -- First Issue -- "Rescue," "Elegy", Fall/Winter 1974/1975 series 4box 3folder 8
By Sklarew -- Forward -- "Lithuania" (MC12, DR2), January 21, 1994 series 4box 3folder 9
By Sklarew -- G.W. Review -- "On Muranowska Street", Spring 1995 series 4box 3folder 10
By Sklarew -- Hadassah -- "What Is a Jewish Poem?", August/September 2000 series 4box 3folder 11
By Sklarew -- Herança Judaica -- "Isaac Bashevis Singer", March 1979 series 4box 3folder 12
By Sklarew -- Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh -- "Roshashana: A Fresh Start or What?", September 25, 1986 series 4box 3folder 13
By Sklarew -- Lilith -- "The Messenger", Winter/Spring 1985 series 4box 3folder 14
By Sklarew -- Lilith -- [poetry editor], Fall 1989 series 4box 3folder 15
By Sklarew -- Lilith -- [poetry editor], Spring 1990 series 4box 3folder 16
By Sklarew -- Lullwater Review -- "Learning to Lead", Spring 1990 series 4box 4folder 1
By Sklarew -- Midstream -- "Learning a Language," "Words For the Sky", March 1980 series 4box 4folder 2
By Sklarew -- Moment -- "A Three-Course Meal For the New Year", September 1978 series 4box 4folder 3
By Sklarew -- National Jewish Monthly -- "Space, Silence, and Kabbala", February 1976 series 4box 4folder 4
By Sklarew -- National Jewish Monthly -- "The Landscape of Dislocation", April 1977 series 4box 4folder 5
By Sklarew -- National Jewish Monthly -- "My Companion the Aleph-Bet", September 1978 series 4box 4folder 6
By Sklarew -- National Jewish Monthly -- "Instructions For the Messiah", April 1979 series 4box 4folder 7
By Sklarew -- National Jewish Monthly -- "Home Sweet Homecrest", August/November 1980 series 4box 4folder 8
By Sklarew -- National Jewish Monthly -- "Headlines and Footnotes", March 1981 series 4box 4folder 9
By Sklarew -- Natural Bridge -- "Another Day", Spring 2006 series 4box 4folder 10
By Sklarew -- Nature Medicine -- "Mice That Wobble", Spring 1994 series 4box 4folder 11
By Sklarew -- New Jersey Poetry Journal -- "Appeasing a River", Fall 1981 series 4box 4folder 12
By Sklarew -- New Republic -- "Bluemont Air Crash: A Found Poem", July 17, 1976 series 4box 4folder 13
By Sklarew -- New York Times -- "Yes and His Heart Was Going Like Mad and Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes", April 27,1972 series 4box 4folder 14
By Sklarew -- Nimrod -- "Return," "New Semester," "Bell Jar", Spring/Summer 1973 series 4box 4folder 15
By Sklarew -- Passager -- "The Missing", Summer 1990 series 4box 4folder 16
By Sklarew -- Passager -- "We have taken their names", Spring 1999 series 4box 4folder 17
By Sklarew -- The Plum Review -- "Self-Portrait as Vigil", Fall/Winter 1993 series 4box 4folder 18
By Sklarew -- Poet Lore -- "Cemetery on the Mount of Olives", Autumn 1970 series 4box 4folder 20
By Sklarew -- Poet Lore -- "Winter Solstice," "Exchange," "Leaving," "If You Are Willing," "For This," "The Traveler", Winter 1981 series 4box 4folder 21
By Sklarew -- Poetry -- "The Messiah Reconsidered", December 1987 series 4box 4folder 22
By Sklarew -- Poetry East -- "In the Trail of the Slug", Spring 1996 series 4box 5folder 1
By Sklarew -- Poetry Society of America Bulletin -- "You held me", Summer 1981 series 4box 5folder 2
By Sklarew -- Prairie Schooner -- "Leiser's Advice to Moses," "Singing," "The Goddess of Trauma Cannot Sleep", Spring 2007 series 4box 5folder 3
By Sklarew -- Premiere -- "In Dimitsanas", Winter 1967 series 4box 5folder 4
By Sklarew -- Quest -- "Poem of the Mother", June 1979 series 4box 5folder 5
By Sklarew -- Reconstructionist -- "At the Syrian Border," "Map", January/February 1985 series 4box 5folder 6
By Sklarew -- Reconstructionist -- "Crossing Over", December 1987 series 4box 5folder 7
By Sklarew -- Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review -- "Alternatives", Spring 1971 series 4box 5folder 8
By Sklarew -- Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review -- "Teaching the Children," "Fast", Spring 1973 series 4box 5folder 9
By Sklarew -- Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review -- "Book Review For Yehuda Amichai," "Transplant", Summer 1978 series 4box 5folder 10
By Sklarew -- Response: A Contemporary Jewish Review -- "A Worthy Cause", Winter 1979/1980 series 4box 5folder 11
By Sklarew -- Rubber City -- "1941", 2001 series 4box 5folder 12
By Sklarew -- Ruby -- "Border Dispute," "Forgetting," "Precision," "Sappho's Mother" (MC12, DR2), 1994/1995 series 4box 5folder 13
By Sklarew -- Science -- "Forms, Lowly Organized, Long Enduring", May 1982 series 4box 5folder 14
By Sklarew -- Science -- "Hieroglyphic", November 1983 series 4box 5folder 15
By Sklarew -- Seneca Review -- "After Stalin", 1985 series 4box 5folder 16
By Sklarew -- Shenandoah -- "On Literary Tradition: A Symposium", 1982 series 4box 6folder 1
By Sklarew -- Shirim: A Jewish Poetry Journal -- "December", Spring 1983 series 4box 6folder 2
By Sklarew -- Shirim: A Jewish Poetry Journal -- "Miracles," "For the Sake of a Poem," "Transplant", Spring 1985 series 4box 6folder 3
By Sklarew -- Shirim: A Jewish Poetry Journal -- "Prayer For Endings", Spring 1990 series 4box 6folder 4
By Sklarew -- Shirim: A Jewish Poetry Journal -- "At the Syrian Border", Fall/Winter 1994 series 4box 6folder 5
By Sklarew -- Shirim: A Jewish Poetry Journal -- "What is a Jewish Poem," "From the Backyard of the Diaspora," "Spinoza," "Holocaust," "Poetry", 2008 series 4box 6folder 6
By Sklarew -- Sifrut -- "Writing the Holocaust: auch ohne/sprache," "Forgetting" (MC12, DR2), Winter 1994 series 4box 6folder 7
By Sklarew -- Sojourner -- "The Admonitions of Ipu-Wer", 1974 series 4box 6folder 8
By Sklarew -- Southern Poetry Review -- "For Wallace Stevens", Fall 1969 series 4box 6folder 9
By Sklarew -- Southern Poetry Review -- "Unnatural Silences: When a Writer Doesn't Write", 1977 series 4box 6folder 10
By Sklarew -- Squeezebox -- "Parceling the Land", January 1975 series 4box 6folder 11
By Sklarew -- Tikkun -- "On Muranowska Street", November/December 1990 series 4box 6folder 12
By Sklarew -- Trafika -- "Border Dispute," "If the Dead Return to Us," "Then," "Forgetting," "Austerity", Autumn 1993 series 4box 6folder 13
By Sklarew -- Tuftonia: The Magazine of Tufts University -- "A Journal For John Holmes", Winter 1997 series 4box 6folder 14
By Sklarew -- Tuftonian: The Magazine of Tufts College -- "Shade Into Night", April 1954 series 4box 6folder 15
By Sklarew -- Visions -- "Twentyfour Hours," "Insomnia", Fall 1979 series 4box 6folder 16
By Sklarew -- Visions International -- "In Unfamiliar," "Borszczow", 1994 series 4box 6folder 17
By Sklarew -- Washington Dossier -- "The Way the World Is", September 1981 series 4box 6folder 18
By Sklarew -- Washington Review of the Arts -- "Interview with Joseph Brodsky: Wednesday, February 28, 1979" (MC12, DR2), undated series 4box 6folder 19
By Sklarew -- Washington Review of the Arts -- "The Howard Poets" (copy), February 15, 1978 series 4box 6folder 19
By Sklarew -- Webster Review -- "Certainty", Fall 1981 series 4box 6folder 20
By Sklarew -- Window -- "Arrival of the Juggler: For Paul Klee," "(untitled)," "Fragment," "August 21, 1975", 1978 series 4box 7folder 1
By Sklarew -- Yerma program -- "Production Note", 1994-1995 series 4box 7folder 2
By Sklarew -- Young Children -- "Infant Education: A Community Project", September 1969 series 4box 7folder 3
About Sklarew -- Aleph -- "Bank of Violets", 1975 series 4box 7folder 4
About Sklarew -- American Scene -- "Sklarew to Present Distinguished Faculty Lecture" (MC12, DR2), November 27, 1995 series 4box 7folder 5
About Sklarew -- American Weekly -- "Weaving a Web of Distant Memories" (MC12, DR2), February 19, 1998 series 4box 7folder 6
About Sklarew -- Arion's Dolphin -- [Myra Sklarew listed in Index from vol. 3, no. 1/2], Winter/Spring 1974 series 4box 7folder 7
About Sklarew -- Calvert -- "Backstage Party, Opening Night" [dedicated to Myra Sklarew], Spring 1979 series 4box 7folder 8
About Sklarew -- Center in the City -- "'Poetry on Jewish Themes Using Jewish Sources,' Three-Session Writing Workshop with Myra Sklarew in June" (MC12, DR2), May 1994 series 4box 7folder 9
About Sklarew -- Center in the City -- "Myra Sklarew Will Share Her Poetry, Insights and Reflections about Lithuanian Jews March 17" (MC12, DR2), March 1996 series 4box 7folder 10
About Sklarew -- Delos -- [interview with Sklarew], Summer/Winter 1995 series 4box 7folder 11
About Sklarew -- Folger News -- [photograph of Cynthia Macdonald, Marifrancis Hardison, George Garrett, Anthony Hecht, and Myra Sklarew] (MC12, DR2), Winter 1993 series 4box 7folder 12
About Sklarew -- Folio -- [issue dedicated to Sklarew], Fall/Winter 1986 series 4box 7folder 13
About Sklarew -- Grandparenting -- "Myra Sklarew: Biologist, Poet, Educator" (MC12, DR2), September/October 1986 series 4box 7folder 14
About Sklarew -- Jewish World -- "Memorial Reading For Jewish Feminist Poet" (MC12, DR2), February 27-March 5, 1981 series 4box 7folder 15
About Sklarew -- Northwest Current -- "Local Poets Celebrate Publication of Anti-War Anthology" (MC12, DR2), September 15, 2004 series 4box 7folder 16
About Sklarew -- Poetry -- "December 18: For M" [poem dedicated to Sklarew by Linda Pastan], December 1990 series 4box 7folder 17
About Sklarew -- Washingtonian -- "The Book Makers", June 1997 series 4box 7folder 18
About Sklarew -- Washington Review -- Review of Science of Goodbyes (MC12, DR2), October/November 1982 series 4box 7folder 19
About Sklarew -- Yiddishe Kultur -- Review of Lithuania, 1997 series 4box 7folder 20

Series 5: Writings by Others, 1858; 1956; 1958; 1970; 1972; 1974; 1977-1982; 1985; 1988; 1990; 1996-1997; 1999; 2001-2002; and 2004 (1.25 linear feet)

This series consists of works by authors other than Sklarew. It has been divided into two groupings, "Manuscripts" and "Monographs." Also included in this series are the class publications produced by Sklarew's creative writing students at American University. Materials are arranged alphabetically within each grouping by the author's last name or title of the work.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Manuscripts -- "The Experience of Poetry: Poets without Borders" -- Class publication, 2004 series 5box 1folder 1
Manuscripts -- Knost, Peter, 1997 series 5box 1folder 2
Manuscripts -- Laqueur, Walter, [1996] series 5box 1folder 3
Manuscripts -- "Poetic Injustice" -- Class publication, 2002 series 5box 1folder 4
Manuscripts -- Unidentified, undated series 5box 1folder 5
Monographs -- Boyle, Kay -- Testament for My Students and Other Poems, 1970 series 5box 2folder 1
Monographs -- Boyle, Kay -- Three Short Novels, 1958 series 5box 2folder 2
Monographs -- Boyle, Kay -- The Underground Woman, 1975 series 5box 2folder 3
Monographs -- Ciardi, John -- A Browser's Dictionary, 1980 series 5box 2folder 4
Monographs -- Clair, Maxine -- October Suite, 2001 series 5box 2folder 5
Monographs -- Clark, Kenneth -- The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form, 1956 series 5box 2folder 6
Monographs -- Dacey, Philip -- The Boy Under the Bed, 1981 series 5box 2folder 7
Monographs -- Dacey, Philip -- Gerard Manley Hopkins Meets Walt Whitman in Heaven and Other Poems, 1982 series 5box 2folder 8
Monographs -- Dillard, R. H. W. -- The Greeting: New & Selected Poems, 1981 series 5box 2folder 9
Monographs -- Garrett, George -- An Evening Performance, 1985 series 5box 2folder 10
Monographs -- Gelfond, Rhoda -- The First Trail, 1972 series 5box 3folder 1
Monographs -- Gewanter, David -- In the Belly, 1997 series 5box 3folder 2
Monographs -- Hilberry, Conrad -- Rust, 1974 series 5box 3folder 3
Monographs -- Jong, Erica -- How to Save Your Own Life, 1977 series 5box 3folder 4
Monographs -- Josephus, Flavius -- The Works of Flavius Josephus -- Translated by William Whiston (MC12, DR2), 1858 series 5box 3folder 5
Monographs -- Larsen, Jeanne -- James Cook in Search of Terra Incognita, 1979 series 5box 3folder 6
Monographs -- McAlmon, Robert -- Being Geniuses Together, 1920-1930 -- Revised by Kay Boyle, 1970 series 5box 3folder 7
Monographs -- Packard, William (editor) -- The Craft of Poetry, 1974 series 5box 3folder 8
Monographs -- Peck, John -- The Broken Blockhouse Wall, 1978 series 5box 3folder 9
Monographs -- Savage, Charles -- Las Tinieblas en el Día de Pentecostés y la Doncella y las Fresas, 1999 series 5box 3folder 10
Monographs -- Schneebaum, Tobias -- Where the Spirits Dwell: An Odyssey in the Jungle of New Guinea, 1988 series 5box 3folder 11
Monographs -- Shaddock, David -- In This Place Where Something's Missing Lives, 1990 series 5box 3folder 12
Monographs -- Thomas, D. M. -- The White Hotel, 1981 series 5box 3folder 13
Monographs -- Tilghman, Christopher -- In a Father's Place, 1997 series 5box 3folder 14

Series 6: Subject Files, 1971-1983; 1988; 1991; 1994-1996; 2001; and undated (0.5 linear feet)

This series contains flyers, brochures, programs, photographs, syllabi, assignments, postcards, clippings and press releases related to Myra Sklarew's publications, poetry readings, teaching, and travel. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Creative Writing -- course materials, 1974 and undated series 6box 1folder 1
"Influence of Science and Technology on Literature" transcript, 1979 series 6box 1folder 2
Introduction to Creative Writing -- course materials, 1971-1979 and undated series 6box 1folder 3
Morocco, 1978-1981 and undated series 6box 1folder 4
Permissions, 1973 series 6box 1folder 5
Publicity -- From the Backyard of the Diaspora, 1975-1982 series 6box 1folder 6
Publicity -- Like a Field Riddled by Ants, 1991 series 6box 1folder 7
Publicity -- Lithuania: New & Selected Poems, 1995-1996 series 6box 1folder 8
Publicity -- The Witness Trees, undated series 6box 1folder 9
Readings, 1971, 1972, 1979 series 6box 1folder 10
Readings, 1982-1983, 1988 series 6box 1folder 11
Readings, 1994-1995 series 6box 1folder 12
Readings, 2001 and undated series 6box 1folder 13
Submissions, 1972-1975 series 6box 1folder 14
Submissions, 1994-1995 series 6box 1folder 15

Related Material

Additional manuscripts for From the Backyard of the Diaspora and related correspondence can be found in the Dryad Press Records, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.