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Laurence Donovan papers, 1945-2001 | University of Miami Special Collections

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Collection Overview

Title: Laurence Donovan papers, 1945-2001Add to your cart.

ID: ASM0124

Creator: Donovan, Laurence (1927-)

Extent: 12.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The Laurence Donovan Papers are organized into five series.

I. Correspondence

II. Poetry

III. Artwork

IV. Writings

V. Subject Files

Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory section of this guide for more detailed information.

Date Acquired: 05/14/2010

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Laurence Donovan Papers include correspondence, poetry, artwork, book reviews, writings, subject files, and other documents concerning the life and career of Laurence Donovan, an English professor at the University of Miami.

The correspondence dates from 1945-2001, and includes letters from Donovan’s family, friends, and professional associates. It provides insight into Donovan’s personal life, in addition to documenting his writing, artwork, and teaching. Most of the letters are incoming, but the series does contain some outgoing letters.

The collection also contains poetry, artwork, and writings by Donovan. The poetry includes typescripts and published poems. The typescripts are undated, and some have handwritten revisions. The artwork includes a small selection of Donovan’s published illustrations. The writings include typescripts and photocopies of book reviews that Donovan wrote for the Miami Herald, as well as papers and other materials.

The subject files include materials related to Donovan’s teaching and work at the University of Miami, as well as his poetry and artwork. Also included are articles and other materials about literary figures and works; programs and flyers for exhibitions, readings, shows, and other events; and writings and other materials by and about his friends and colleagues.

Biographical Note

Laurence Donovan was a poet, artist, and English professor at the University of Miami.

Donovan was born in 1927, and grew up in southern Florida. His parents were Ruth and Laurence Donovan, and he had one brother, Patrick. His father was best known for publishing Doc Savage novels under the alias Norman Danberg.

Donovan served as a private in the Army Corps of Engineers in the Philippines from 1945-1946. Following his military service, he graduated with an A.B. from the University of Miami in 1951, and an M.A. in 1954. He also completed one year of Ph.D. coursework at the University of Iowa in 1957. Donovan taught English at the University of Miami from the 1950s through the 1980s, first as an instructor, and then as a professor. He passed away in 2001.

Laurence Donovan is best known for his poetry, much of which was inspired by Florida’s natural beauty. His poems were published in literary journals across the nation. An avid artist, Donovan was prominent in the Coconut Grove art scene in the 1960s. His artwork was featured in numerous exhibitions and it was frequently published, sometimes accompanying his literary work. Donovan also wrote book reviews for the Miami Herald for many years.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Laurence Donovan Papers Finding Aid © 2010 University of Miami. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Dee Clark, 14 May 2010, with an additional gift by Jane Freeman, 3 August 2010.

Related Materials:

List of Poems by Laurence Donovan

The Admirals

Advice from Farther Up

After Many Years

Afterwards

The Anachronist

Andromache

The Animals

The Arrival

Ars Poetica

The Artist

Artist and Model

The Avocados

The Bandages

Beach Runner

The Beginning

La Belle Dame Sans Merci

The Bend in the River

Bestiary

Birdman

Bluegum is Sorrow

Blue Heron

The Butterflies

By the Blue Cabana

By the Pool At Noon

Calle Thirty y Ocho

Changes

Chorale

Circus

Coda Bestiarum

Coins

The Collector

Colloquy between the Puppets & the Puppet Master

Come See the Tented Lady

Confession

Days

Dicta for a Hidden Poem

Dog Island: A Draft

The Dream

Dune Pine

Echo

Elegy

Elegy for Alan

Elegy for Jose

Elegy in Ghana

Eleven for Paul Klee

Entr'Acte

Epthalamium the Sea Grape

The Everglades

The Fall

The Figure in the Mangroves

Flower. Rain. Man. Man. Rain. Flower.

The Fly

For Hogan Logan and Cyn Zarco

For the One

From a Phrase of Genet

Further Words from Socrates

Garbage Truck

The Grail of Laughter

Helen

Holding the Boy

Homage to Marguerite Young

The Hoofprint in the Dust: for John Ashbury

The House of Stone and Branch

How the Children Had It

Iconoclasm

In Cabana

In Spite of the Sky's Death

In the Invisible Man's Suitcases Are:

In the Long Run

In the Palace

In the Waters off Largo

In the Wind, Two Roses

In Wind's Swung World

It Came About

I the Climber

I Was Astonished

Jesus is Looking out of the South

The Jeweler

Keaton

King Kong

Late Night

Long Key

A Long Way

Loss

Ma Lin

The Mangroves

The Margins

Matins

Moments

The Moon

Morning Song

Netting Crabs

Old Age

Old Charlie

The Old Man Says

On Dim Peripheries

The Other Ark

Pale Usher

Parables

Past and Present

The Peacock

The Penguin

Perhaps

Perhaps the Memory

The Pine

Pity

A Poem on an Empty Page

Poet

Prayer for the Night Commuter

The Raven

The Reader: Description & Questions

Reading

Remains

Report from Above

Retrospective

Rose of the Four Winds

Running at Crandon

The Sandflats

The Scorpion

The Sea

The Seagrape

Seeing

Sestina

Seven Stanzas

The Shell

Sidewalks

A Small Bestiary

A Small Chorale for Wallace Stevens

The Soapbox Derby

Song

Song for the Northern Children

Songs of the Bluely Farers

Sprinkling

Strangler Fig

Summer Advice to a Mother

Sunday Afternoon

The Sun Makes a Few Remarks

Sutton Hoo

Talisman

The Tarot

Testament

There is a Minstrelsy Within Each Room

The Things of Love

This Day

This Time Around

Thoughts on Contemporary Poetry

Three Songs of Antilles

To Robinson Jeffers

Tower of Blue Horses

Transcriptions

The Traveler

Tropical Haiku

Truth to Tell

Two Young Poets at Night

The Typewriter's Tale

Variations on Some Lines by Ungaretti

View of the Delta

The Walk

Wanderlust

The Wars of Gold

Watt

The Way to Make A Bee

What We Have Here

Where I Stood

The Wind

Winds

Winter Stanzas for Norma

Preferred Citation: Laurence Donovan Papers, Special Collections Division, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1945-2001],
[Series 2: Poetry, 1957-2002],
[Series 3: Artwork, 1962-1978],
[Series 4: Writings, 1952-1992],
[Series 5: Subject Files, 1948-2001],
[All]

Series 5: Subject Files, 1948-2001Add to your cart.

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

This series contains subject files accumulated by Laurence Donovan over the course of his career.  Included are materials related to Donovan’s teaching and work at the University of Miami, as well as his poetry and artwork; articles and other materials about literary figures and works; and programs and flyers for exhibitions, readings, shows, and other events. This series also contains writings and other materials by and about his friends and colleagues, such as Jane Freeman, Donald Justice, Laurence Lieberman, and Ronald Perry.

Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Janine Antoni-Reinhart Article, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Herald and John Ashbery, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Atlanta Review, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: John Balaban and Ameri-Print, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Barth- Chimera, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Book Lists, Alzheimer's, Beerbohm, Semicolons, Merritt School, Plant Names, Donald JusticeAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Boreen by Robert Boardman Vaughn, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Borestone Orders, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Brantley on Gravity, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: The Carrell Copy, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Children's Literature, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Dee Clark, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Jim Clark, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Clippings on Larry Donovan, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Clippings, Obituaries, Rosenberg, Books & Books, Musil Review, Ada Merritt, Wilbur Alphabet, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Coconut Grove, USA, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Conference on the Fantastic in Literature and Film, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Conrad's Drawings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Hart Crane, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Hart Crane, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Credits, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Curriculum Vitae, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Fred D'Aguiar, Fish, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Dathorne: Poetry, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Ron de Maris Poems, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Doc Savage, Cover Art, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 30: F.S. Ellis: The Voiage and Travaille of Sir John Maundevile, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Elegy in Ghana, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Epoch, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Florida Arts Gazette, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Faulkner Studies, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Finnegan's Wake, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Finnegan's Wake Parody, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Jane Freeman, 1979-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Jane Freeman, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Kathryn Sue Freeman: The Four Zoas, 1990Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Charlene Garry, 1980-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Gloria Grasmuck, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Grasmuck  Journal, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: JBS Haldine: The Last Judgment (O.S.), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Hollywood Reading and Bolting Wallace Elector, 1948 and 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: How John Leyden Died, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Internet Father, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Internet: Runaway Moon, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Donald Justice, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Donald Justice- Pulitzer, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Donald Justice and Salman Rushdie, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Donald Justice - St. Petersburg Times, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Kafka- Willeford, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Hannah Kahn: Poetry Review, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Konglomerati, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Stanislaw Lem, 1976-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 17: CS Lewis, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Laurence Lieberman: Compass of the Dying, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Laurence Lieberman: Dark Song, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Laurence Lieberman: Flight from the Mother Stone, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Lieberman Manuscripts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Lieberman Manuscripts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Lorca Readings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Mailing Addresses, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: McCarthy on Stapledon, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Patrick McCarthy- Finnegan's Wake, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Pat McCarthy Letter, Donald Justice Story, Stanley Burnshaw Lecture, Mario Llosa Article, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Jeroma McGann, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Miscellaneous ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Miscellaneous ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Miscellaneous ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Miscellaneous ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Miscellaneous ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Miscellaneous Papers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Miscellaneous Poems, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Miscellaneous and UF Tapes on Poets, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Miscellaneous Xerox Poems, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: The New Review, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Notepad, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Don Martin, George Welch, Arnie Garyson: Reading IRP Announcement, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Orovitz Application Lieberman Rogers Letters, 1984Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Jed Perl- Galleries, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Ronald Perry: The City of the Sandalwood Fortress, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Ronald Perry: The City of the Sandalwood Fortress- enclosures, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Ronald Perry: In the Smoke, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Ronald Perry: In the Smoke, enclosures, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Ronald Perry: In the Smoke, version two, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Ronald Perry: In the Smoke, version two, enclosures, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Phillips on Dylan, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Photograph Album, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Photographs, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Poet Laureate, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Ezra Pound Summary- Casillo, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Elena Presser-Goldberg, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Professional Materials, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Professional and Miscellaneous, 1948-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Programs and FlyersAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Programs and FlyersAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Programs and FlyersAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Publication Data: New England Review, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Publishing Data: Titles, Vita, Correspondence, 1987-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Thomas Pynchon, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Reader's Guide, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Reader's Guide to Gravity's Rainbow, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Review of Donovan's Works, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Adena Rosmarin: Linguistics, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Adena Rosmarin: Poems, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Russo, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Jose Saramago, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 29: St. Kitts Monkey Feuds Announcement, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Snarks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Snarks, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Olaf Stapledon, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Olaf Stapledon, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Structuralism, etc., undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Minoko Suzuki, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Tarot, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Tarot Proposal, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: University of Iowa Center for the Book Dance/ Welch, 1994-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 8: University of Miami Newsletters, 1978-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Robert Vaughn- Poems, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: The Village Post, 1966-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Vinlove, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: David Wagoner, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Charles Willeford Obituaries and Betsy Willeford Column, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Charles Williams, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Woodward- What Oft Was Thought, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Robert Zaller, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Zaller Poems, 1981Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The American Poetry Review and Sunday Magazine, 1966 and 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Village Post, 1971-1972Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1945-2001],
[Series 2: Poetry, 1957-2002],
[Series 3: Artwork, 1962-1978],
[Series 4: Writings, 1952-1992],
[Series 5: Subject Files, 1948-2001],
[All]



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