Mitchell Goodman letters to Robert Wilson

Summary

Creator: Goodman, Mitchell
Date(s): 1962
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0872
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: American novelist Mitchell Goodman wrote these two letters in 1962 to Phoenix Book Shop owner Robert Wilson inquiring about books for his wife, Denise Levertov.
Physical Description: 2 items (3 pages)
Source: Purchase (laid in a copy of Goodman's The End of It ), 2000.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, June 2010. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Mitchell Goodman

American novelist and political activist Mitchell Goodman was noted for his novels, The End of It, which was an account of World War II, and The Movement toward a New America, which depicted various events of the 1960s.

As an anti-war activist Goodman was arrested in June 1968, along with Dr. Benjamin Spock, the Reverend William Sloane Coffin, Jr., and Michael Ferber. The group was later convicted of conspiring to encourage draft resistance against the Vietnam War. The conviction was overturned on appeal.

Sources

"Mitchell Goodman." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioR (accessed June 2010).

Robert A. Wilson

The American bibliographer, bookseller, and collector Robert A. Wilson was the third proprietor of the Phoenix Book Shop in New York City. Wilson was also the author of A Bibliography of Denise Levertov, published in 1972.

Sources

"Robert A. Wilson Collection" (finding aid). University of Delaware Library, Special Collections. http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/wlsn_rbt.htm (accessed June 2010).

Scope and Content Note

American novelist Mitchell Goodman wrote these two letters in 1962 to Phoenix Book Shop owner Robert Wilson inquiring about books for his wife, Denise Levertov. In addition to requesting two books, Goodman mentioned Maine and leaving New York in the first letter. The second letter is a brief follow-up regarding the previously requested books.

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Shelving Summary

Box 61, F0872: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0099, F0872, Mitchell Goodman letters to Robert Wilson, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Materials Cataloged Separately

These two letters were removed from Mitchell Goodman's The End of It: a novel (Horizon Press, 1961), which is cataloged with imprints in Special Collections.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, http://library.udel.edu/spec/askspec/

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Autograph letter signed, with envelope, 1962 June 26 1 item (2 p.) Box 61, F0872

Goodman responded to an inquiry from Wilson to Levertov regarding books she wished to acquire. Goodman also mentioned Maine and leaving New York.

Autograph letter signed, 1962 July 12 1 item (1 p.) Box 61, F0872

In a brief second letter, Goodman inquired about the status of two books he requested.

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