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Writings, 1911-1980 and undated

 Series 3

This series includes drafts, fragments, corrected page proofs, notes and notebooks, and published versions of Barnes's writings. The series is divided into two sections: "Manuscripts and Proofs" and "Publications." Among the most important items in "Manuscripts and Proofs" are drafts and fragments of Nightwood, arranged to complement the critical edition edited by Cheryl J. Plumb (Normal, Ill.: Dalkey Archive Press, 1995). This section also contains numerous drafts of The Antiphon, including multiple copies of the Poet's Theatre version of 1956, and corrected page proofs of Barnes's later published works, including The Antiphon, Spillway, and Selected Works (an edition published in 1962 containing Nightwood, The Antiphon, and Spillway). A substantial portion of this series consists of the mostly unpublished poetry Barnes wrote over the last twenty-five years of her life. "Manuscripts and Proofs" are arranged alphabetically. The oversize "Manuscripts and Proofs" are listed after the first portion of "Publications."

The other section within this series, "Publications," is comprised of Barnes's writings for newspapers and magazines between 1913 and 1931. The publications are arranged alphabetically. The oversize "Publications" are listed after the oversize "manuscripts and Proofs." A complete alphabetical listing of all these publications appears as "Appendix A."


  • 1911-1980 and undated

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to the public, non-circulating, and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.


33.00 Linear Feet

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