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Preliminary Guide to the Stephanie Strickland Papers, 1955-2012

Abstract

Stephanie Strickland is a poet and born-digital writer whose works range from paper to interactive websites. She also teaches and serves on the board of the Electronic Literature Organization.

The accessions include journals and anthologies featuring Strickland's poetry; TechnoPoetry Festival materials; schoolwork, college, and graduate papers; posters and programs from events; proofs and drafts of her writings; and audio recordings. A data CD-ROM has been separated from the collection for migration to Duke's electronic server.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Strickland, Stephanie
Title
Stephanie Strickland papers 1955-2009
Language of Material
English
Extent
12.9 Linear Feet, 5550 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Accession (2009-0158) (200 items; 4.5 lin. ft.; dated 1979-2008) includes printed journals and anthologies featuring Strickland's poetry, as well as 1 audio CD. A data CD-ROM ( "Conversing with Mystery: Poetry for Transition and Loss" ) has been separated from the collection for migration to Duke's electronic server.

Accession (2009-0172) (700 items; 3.0 lin. ft.; dated 1950s-2009) includes programs and posters from Strickland's publications and performances; school materials from high school to graduate school; articles and anthologies; electronic media (removed); videotapes; and other miscellaneous materials.

Accession (2009-0195) (700 items; 1.2 lin. ft.; dated 1955-2008) includes files, proofs, and drafts from Strickland's V : Vniverse, True North, Zone : Zero, Red Virgin, Give the Body Back, etc., along with some high school materials, cassette tapes, and a videotape.

Accession (2009-0267) (700 items; 1.2 lin. ft.; dated 1959-2009) includes college papers and essays from her time at Harvard; source materials from works such as Zone : Zero, True North, Sand Soot, and Vniverse; conference programs; journals; and gallery catalogs and other sources used in her work.

Accession (2011-0171) (2250 items; 3.0 lin. ft.; dated 1970s-2012) includes notes, drafts and variants of works such as True North, The Red Virgin, V : WaveSon.nets/Losing L'una, and other Strickland poems, essays, and compilations. Also includes a small amount of correspondence and event material. Electronic media has been separated from the accession and housed on Duke's electronic records server.

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Contents of the Collection

The accession (2009-0158) (200 items; 4.5 lin. ft.; dated 1979-2008) includes printed journals and anthologies featuring Strickland's poetry, as well as 1 audio CD. These journals have been listed below, with volume and date where available. A data CD-ROM ( "Conversing with Mystery: Poetry for Transition and Loss" ) has been separated from the collection for migration to Duke's electronic server.

Controlled Burn 1, Winter 1995
Box 1
Connecticut Review 12.1, Spring 2000
Box 1
Indiana Review 27.1, 2005
Box 1
Extended Outlooks: The Iowa Review Collection of Contemporary Women Writers, 1982
Box 1
Barrow Street 2.1, Fall 1999
Box 1
Tendril: A Poetry Magazine 13, Summer 1982
Box 1
Tendril: A Poetry Magazine 19-20
Box 1
Prairie Schooner, 1985 (2), 1987, 1990, and 1994
Box 1
West Branch 7-8, 1980
Box 1
West Branch 14, 1984
Box 1
West Branch 26, 1990
Box 1
American Letters and Commentary 5, 1993
Box 1
Voices in Italian Americana, 1995
Box 1
Ironwood 16, 1980
Box 1
Ironwood 23, 1984
Box 1
Ironwood 25, 1985
Box 1
The Agni Review 14 and 20
Box 1
Chain 5, 1998
Box 1
Ploughshares 27.1, Spring 2001
Box 1
The Paris Review 132, Fall 1994
Box 1
Tin Fish 3, 1996
Box 1
Big Allis 8, 1998
Box 1
Salt Hill 6, 1998
Box 1
State Street Reader, 1990
Box 1
Southern Poetry Review, Spring 1986
Box 1
Soundings East 8.2, 1985
Box 1
Pequod 14, 1982
Box 1
Kenyon Review 13.3, 1991
Box 1
Kenyon Review 15.4, 1993
Box 1
Kenyon Review 17.1, 1995
Box 1
Poets and Writers, 2001

Includes an article on literature and cyberspace.

Box 1
Iris: A Journal About Women 14, 1985
Box 1
America, 15 June 1991
Box 1
The Mad Hatter's Review (online journal), 4 May 2008
Box 1
Poetry New York 12, Spring 2001
Box 1
Audio CD: Conversing with Mystery: Poetry for Transition and Loss
Box 1
The Chowder Review 20/21, Summer 1985
Box 2
Seneca Review 30.2, Fall 2000
Box 2
Pomegranate Series 4, 1983
Box 2
Ploughshares 10.1, 1984
Box 2
Iowa Review 9.3, 1978
Box 2
Iowa Review 12.2-3, 1981
Box 2
New World Poetry Bi-Monthly, December 2003
Box 2
Samizdat 1, 1998
Box 2
Dark Horse 18, 1979
Box 2
Synaesthetic 2
Box 2
Boston Review 24.5, 1999
Box 2
Poetry Now 5.1, 1979
Box 2
Small Moon
Box 2
Calapooya Collage 12, 1988
Box 2
Calapooya Collage 17, 1993
Box 2
The Epistolary Form and the Letter as Artifact 17, 1991
Box 2
Poets on Nourishment 9.1, Winter 1985
Box 2
Poet Love 90.3, Fall 1995
Box 2
Slant: A Journal of Poetry, Summer 1987
Box 2
Chelsea 70/71, 2001
Box 2
Porch 4.1, 1980-1981
Box 2
Isotope 4.1, 2006

Includes an article on poetry and science.

Box 2
Calyx, February 1980
Box 2
Ekphrasis 1.2, 1997-1998
Box 2
Verse and Universe: Poems About Science and Mathematics, 1998
Box 2
Voices from the River, 1990
Box 2
American Letters and Commentary 10, 1998
Box 2
American Letters and Commentary 12, 2000
Box 2
American Letters and Commentary 13, 2001
Box 2
Notre Dame Review 11, Winter 2001
Box 2
Notre Dame Review 12, Summer 2001
Box 2
Jubilat 4, 2002
Box 2
How Shall We Tell Each Other of the Past? The Life and Writings of Muriel Rukeyser, 1999
Box 2
Search And You Will Find, 1998
Box 2
NC 2, 2003
Box 2
Songs for Our Voices, 1993
Box 2
The Muse Strikes Back, 1997
Box 2
Open Door (Poet Love Anthology), 1999
Box 2
The Little Magazine 16, 1990
Box 2
Best of Prairie Schooner, 2001
Box 2
The Breast: An Anthology, 1995
Box 3
Divided Again: Poems About Designing People, 1999
Box 3
Columbia Poetry Review 18, Spring 2005
Box 3
Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics, 2008
Box 3
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age, 1995
Box 3
New Poetry: The Extraordinary Tide by American Women, 2001
Box 3
Lit 2, Winter 2000
Box 3
The American Voice 12, Fall 1988
Box 3
The American Voice 21, Winter 1990
Box 3
In a Field of Words: A Creative Writing Text, 2003
Box 3
Conditions 7, 1981
Box 3
Fence 2.1, 1999
Box 3
New Virginia Review 6, 1988
Box 3
New Virginia Review 9.1, 1992
Box 3
Bellingham Review 19.1, 1996
Box 3
Notre Dame Review 2, Summer 1996
Box 3
Many Mountains Moving 8.1, 2007-2008
Box 3
Lumina, 2003
Box 3
Columbia 3, 1979
Box 3
Image 23, Summer 1999
Box 3
Image 31, Summer 2001
Box 3
Meridian 6, Fall 2000
Box 3
Mid-Atlantic Review 23.1, 2002
Box 3
Looking for Home: Women Writing About Exile, 1990
Box 3
The Measured Word: On Poetry and Science, 2001
Box 3
Doubletake 2.4, Fall 1996
Box 3
Croton Review 7, 1984
Box 3
5:AM, Winter 1988
Box 3
Black Buzzard Review 1, 1988
Box 3

The accession (2009-0172) (700 items; 3.0 lin. ft.; dated 1950s-2009) includes programs and posters from Strickland's publications and performances; school materials from grade school to graduate school; articles and anthologies; electronic media (removed); videotapes; and other miscellaneous materials.

This accession has not been processed, and materials have not been arranged into series. Researchers should consult the Collection Control File for Strickland's annotated inventory of this accession to learn more about the significance of certain materials.

TechnoPoetry Festival symposiums 1-3 videotapes, 2002
Box 4
Eastgate Systems guides
Box 4
True North materials
Box 4
TechnoPoetry Festival materials, 2002
Box 4
Susanne Shimak thesis
Box 4
New Media and Literature syllabus and materials
Box 5
Multimedia Boot Camp
Box 5
Convergence Conference, 1994
Box 5
ISAMA proceedings, 2009
Box 5
Marble Springs, by Deena Larson (teaching materials, correspondence, text)
Box 5
Cyberpoets Guide to Virtual Culture, by John Frost
Box 5
Internet Poetry Sources notebook, 1995
Box 5
Link structure for To Be Here as Stone Is
Box 5
True North workbook and links
Box 5
Publisher materials
Box 5
Hyperpoetry articles by Stephanie Strickland and others
Box 5
Walls That Were a Garden
Box 5
Correspondence and ephemera (including souvenir ID cards)
Box 5
Schoolwork
Box 6
College notes, 1960s
Box 6
Graduate work: Pratt, Sarah Lawrence
Box 6
Programs, articles, brochures, leaflets, 1980s-1990s
Box 6
Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot
Box 6
Awards and ceremony programs, 1990s-2001
Box 6
Book covers
Box 6
Errand Upon Which We Came
Box 6
Programs, posters, letters, announcements, photographs
Box 6
Salt Hill (6) bound volume
Box 6
Grand Street bound volume
Box 6
Publications
Box 7
Strickland's resume/CV, 2009
Box 7
Diplomas
Box 7
1 Rubix cube poem by a student
Box 7
Interview with Authors, guest: Stephanie Strickland, videotape, 1992, Mar. 25
Box 7
Denise Duhamel and Stephanie Strickland poetry reading, videotape 1997, Oct. 22
Box 7
Euclid, Slow.Time, and Knoebel, videotape, 1999
Box 7
8 bound volumes
Box 7
Harvard diploma
Box 8
Program/exhibit posters
Box 8
Volume of calligraphy of Strickland poems by Kevin Honan, circa 1990s
Box 8

The accession (2009-0195) (700 items; 1.2 lin. ft.; dated 1950s-2008) includes files, proofs, and drafts from Strickland's V : Vniverse, True North, Zone : Zero, Red Virgin, Give the Body Back, etc., along with some high school materials, cassette tapes, and a videotape.

This accession has not been processed, but folders arrived numbered. That schema has been reflected below with Strickland's descriptions of each folder's content.

Folder of V : Vniverse source materials; visual sources and inspiration; notes and correspondence from 2000
Box 9 Folder 1
V : Vniverse correspondence and initial notes
Box 9 Folder 2
V : Vniverse constellations; some materials about generative version
Box 9 Folder 3
Give the Body Back early materials, reactions; MFA thesis evaluation
Box 9 Folder 4
V : Wave Son.nets/Losing L'una proofs, 2002
Box 9 Folder 5
V : Wave Son.nets/Losing L'una third proof, 2002
Box 9 Folder 6
True North proof and other materials
Box 9 Folder 7
Red Virgin quote sources, in order
Box 9 Folder 8
The Red Virgin commentary and reviews
Box 9 Folder 9
Proceedings of the CyberMountain Colloquium
Box 9 Folder 10
Zone : Zero proof, 2007
Box 9 Folder 11
Zone : Zero final proof, 2007
Box 10 Folder 12
V : Wave Son.nets/Losing L'una proofs; Reader's Report and other reviews and interviews
Box 10 Folder 13
Vniverse installation plans: never executed
Box 10 Folder 14
High school papers
Box 10 Folder 15
Assorted miscellany, including some early e-conferences programs and ISAMA 2009 program
Box 10 Folder 16
P-Queue issue
Box 10
2 small Press Center audiocassettes from radio broadcasts (Give Body Back and Red Virgin)
Box 10
Labor and Women audiocassette, 1993
Box 10
Sisyphus Ho videotape (for Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot), 1999
Box 10
2 audiocassettes: appearances on To the Best of Our Knowledge,Wisconsin public radio, to talk about Simone Weil, 1993, Aug. 25 and 1993, Dec. 27
Box 10

The accession (2009-0267) (700 items; 1.2 lin. ft.; dated 1959-2009) includes college papers and essays from her time at Harvard; source materials from works such as Zone : Zero, True North, Sand Soot, and Vniverse; conference programs; journals; and gallery catalogs and other sources used in her work.

[Preservation reformatting of some college papers may be required before use by researchers.]

College papers, Harvard, Fall 1959-Spring 1963 (3 folders)
Box 11
Gallery catalogs that influenced Strickland's work, 1988-1989
Box 11
YLEM, 1998-2007 (not a complete set)
Box 11
Volt, 2008-2009
Box 11
Experimental Literary Education, 2009
Box 11
Montfort Rettberg, Implementation project
Box 11
Edwin Barlow (high school calculus teacher) article
Box 11
Adrienne Dodt thesis on Strickland, 2009
Box 11
The Measured Word, edited by Kurt Brown
Box 11
WSQ: Technologies, 2009
Box 11
P-Queue, 2009
Box 11
&Now Awards, 2009
Box 12
Jaishree K. Odin interview versions about True North and V, 2002
Box 12
Reviews and publicity, 2002-2009
Box 12
TP21CL pieces, 1999
Box 12
Digital Arts and Culture, 2000-2001
Box 12
Society for Literature and Science, 2003-2004
Box 12
&Now, 2009
Box 12
ePoetry, Barcelona, 2009
Box 12
Writing from the Workplace, 1995
Box 12
Text One Zero, 2001
Box 12
Source materials for slippingglimpse
Box 12
NEH Seminar and True North, 1995-1997 (2 folders)
Box 12
Zero : Zero source and marketing materials
Box 12
Vniverse working materials
Box 12
Sand Soot materials
Box 12

This small accession consists of a 2-DVD set of Humans, by David Daniels. It has been removed from the collection and cataloged separately.

Accession (2011-0171), 1970s-2012

(6 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

The accession (2011-0171) (2250 items; 3.0 lin. ft.; dated 1970s-2012) includes notes, drafts and variants of works such as True North, The Red Virgin, V : WaveSon.nets/Losing L'una, and other Strickland poems, essays, and compilations. Also includes a small amount of correspondence and event material. Electronic media has been separated from the accession and housed on Duke's electronic records server.

So Far From Home... (early version of True North)
Box 13
Notebooks, 1986 and undated
Box 13
Drafts, 1987-1988
(2 folders)
Box 13
Drafts, from RV binder
(2 folders)
Box 13
Draft, 1987 (early version with plans)
Box 13
Variant, July 1988
(2 folders)
Box 14
Organization notes and spec sheets
Box 14
WaveSon.nets/MacDowell long scroll printouts, August 12 and 15, 1997
Box 14
WaveSon.nets/MacDowell printouts, August 28, 1997
Box 14
The Woman Who Cannot Do Without (early L'una draft)
Box 14
Saying Simone/Simone Says (early L'una draft)
Box 14
Saying Simone (early Losing L'una), April-June 1997
Box 14
Draft, December 16, 1997
Box 15
Draft, July 6, 1998
Box 15
Draft, June 1999
Box 15
Drafts
Box 15
"V": includes Losing L'una and There is a Woman in a Conical Hat
Box 15
Various drafts

Including True North and V : WaveSon.nets/Losing L'una variations, as well as student work.

(2 folders)
Box 15
Various drafts from binder
Box 15
Conversation Between Women draft
Box 15
The Birds draft
Box 15
Untitled draft about apples
Box 16
To Be Here as Stone Is drafts
Box 16
Flame-Retention Head draft
Box 16
Milk in Glass Bottles draft (early version of Give the Body Back)
Box 16
Milk in Glass Bottles draft
Box 16
The Fault of the Body draft with edits
Box 16
The Fault of the Body MFA thesis
Box 16
Living on Air (early version of Give the Body Back)
Box 16
Galleys, 1991
Box 16
Notes, 1978-1982
Box 17
The Simone Weil Poem draft with edits, 1985
Box 17
The Simone Weil Poem bound draft, 1985
Box 17
The Only Rival: Simone Weil drafts
(3 folders)
Box 17
The Truth Which Bites: Simone Weil draft and correspondence, 1989-1994
Box 17
The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil (bound version), 1993
Box 17
Writing the Hungry Body: The Red Virgin paper, April 1997
Box 17
Hypertext for Poets essays, etc., 1995
Box 18
Poetry in Transition: The Electronic Word essays, etc., 1995
Box 18
Women's Biography Seminar, 1997
Box 18
Moving Through Me as I Move version of talk, 2001-2002
Box 18
Making the Vniverse, 2003
Box 18
People's Poetry Panel talks, April 2003
Box 18
Assorted, 1984-2001
Box 18
Joe Tabbi, re: True North, 1998
Box 18
Cynthia Lawson, 2003-2004
Box 18
Events and organization handouts, 2000-2011
Box 18
Event programs, 2009-2012
Box 18
Student work from Georgia Institute of Technology's TechnoPoetry Festival, 2002
Box 18
Visionary Landscapes participants, 2008
Box 18
Personal mementoes, undated
Box 18
Various book reviews
Box 18
Beyond This Silence chapbook, 1985
Box 18
Dandelion Magazine: The Mapping Issue, 37.1
Box 18
Ironwood 25, 1985
Box 18
Western Humanities Review 65.2, Summer 2011
Box 18
1913 A Journal of Forms 3, 2009
Box 18
Posters
Oversize Folder 1

Writings by Stephanie Strickland as well as journal appearances and events she has participated in. Also, pieces of work written by authors about Strickland, posters of events, and artwork.

Raine Koskimaa thesis, 2000
Box 19
Deena Larsen thesis, 1986
Box 19
Catalog Codings, 2012
Box 19
Papers written by Marjorie Luesebrink
Box 19
Letters from Kate Hayles to Howard Foundation, 2003
Box 18
Howard Foundation Application: Print, also disk
Box 19
Razor Smile 2, 2003
Box 19
Hyper Text by Odin
Box 19
Materia Sztuki by Ostrowicki
Box 19
Vlak 1.1, 2010
Box 19
Notre Dame review: The First Ten Years, 2009
Box 19
Rhythm of Structure, 2011
Box 19
Dandelion Mapping 37.1, 2011
Box 19
Barrow Street, 2011-2012
Box 19
Chicago Review 56:2/3, 2011
Box 19
Dandelion v.36, Chapter 1&2,
Box 19
Zoland Poetry, no. 5, 2011
Box 19
Western Humanities Review, v.65 no.2, Summer 2012
Box 19
American Book Review v.32 no.6, 2011
Box 19
The Kitchen Reading, 2011
Box 19
Electronic Reading Exhibit, MLA 2012
Box 19
Poster: Reading with Judd Morrissey
Box 19
Electronic Literature Organization Conference, 2012
Box 19
Program for Bridges, 2012
Box 19
& Now Program, 2011
Box 19
Simone Weil: Dream of Grace in the Gravity of Contemporary Society
Box 19
Interrupt Program, 2012
Box 19
Grand Valley Writers Series, 2011
Box 19
Electronic Literature Collection v.2
Box 19
A chapter written in: A Broken Thing
Box 19
"Stand Under," 2009
Box 19

Historical Note

Stephanie Strickland is a poet and digital writer whose works range from paper to interactive websites. She also teaches and serves on the board of the Electronic Literature Organization.

Strickland's books are among the first examples of printed text being published in conjunction with electronic media. During her career, Strickland's work has included interactive poetry CDs; hypertext disks; poems in printed journals and anthologies; and articles about literature and cyberspace.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stephanie Strickland Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Stephanie Strickland Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2009.

Processing Information

Accessioned by Meghan Lyon, June 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, June 2009

Updated by Meghan Lyon, July 2009, August 2009, December 2009, and January 2012

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.