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Special Collections and Archives

Paul Zimmer, Papers, 1959-1997

Paul Zimmer, Papers, 1959-1997

Finding Aid

Prepared by Katy L. Watts, August 2, 2005
6 record storage boxes + 1 oversized storage box, 6.5 cubic feet, 11th floor


Biographical Note

Poet and author Paul Zimmer was born in Canton, Ohio in 1934. After attending Kent State University until 1959, he worked as a news reporter for the United States Army from 1954-1955 and covered atomic bomb tests in Nevada. In 1967, Zimmer began his publishing career with the University of Pittsburgh Press, and his first book, The Ribs of Death, was published. For this accomplishment he received Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree from Kent State University in 1968. Over the years, Paul Zimmer has served as director of a number of university presses across the nation and has published many works himself. Professional highlights in his career include his refusal to accept a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts because he felt 1st Amendment rights in the United States Constitution were violated in the publishing profession; this received national attention, and as a result Zimmer won the Open Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors for his stance. Other important milestones were receiving an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, being selected for the National Poetry Series, and receiving a Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University in 2004. Zimmer's major works include A Seed in the Wind (1960), The Ribs of Death (1967), The Republic of Many Voices (1969), The Zimmer Poems (1976), With Wanda: Town and Country Poems (1980), Family Reunion: Selected and New Poems (1983), The Great Bird of Love (1989), Big Blue Train (1993), Crossing Into Sunlight (1996), After the Fire (2002), Trains in the Distance (2004).


Scope and Content

This collection is a compilation of correspondence, poetry, publication materials, artwork, and photographs that outline the professional career and personal life of Paul Zimmer. This material was compiled in a series of three-ring binders that served as writing notebooks for the poet. Materials have been removed from the notebooks for preservation purposes and arranged chronologically to maintain the original order of the materials as they were donated to the Department. Series 1, contained in Boxes 1-5, includes poems, correspondence, and articles from Paul Zimmer's writing notebooks. Series 2 and 3, starting in Box 5 and concluding in Box 6, consist of artwork and photographs that were separated from the notebooks for preservation purposes. Series 4 (Box 7) includes oversized items such as posters, news clippings, and announcements.

Please note that literary rights associated with these papers are retained by the author.

Special Collections and Archives also houses a large number of Paul Zimmer's published works. These publications are fully cataloged in KentLINK.


Description of Series

Series 1: Notebooks

Series 2: Artwork

Series 3: Photographs

Series 4: Oversized Materials


Box 1

Series 1: Notebooks

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1959: Poems
  2. 1959: Notes
  3. 1959: Manuscript: "An Indiana Love Story," Chapter One
  4. 1959: Incomplete Manuscript Featuring Character Calvin Jurgens
  5. 1959: Publishing Progress Notes
  6. 1959: Correspondence with Mr. Stenger, May 30
  7. 1959: Booklet: Tentative Description of a Dinner Given to Promote the Impeachment of President Eisenhower, by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  8. 1959: Selected Poems by Other Poets
  9. 1959: Articles and Poetry by John Ciardi of the Saturday Review
  10. 1959: Articles about Other Poets
  11. 1960: Poems and Notes
  12. 1960: Short Story: A Bowl for the Captain's Whale
  13. 1960: Unknown Manuscript, Chapters 8-15
  14. 1960: Publishing Progress Notes and Publishing Requests Responses
  15. 1960: Correspondence
  16. 1960: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  17. 1960: Poems: Towns and Streets and My Siamese Kitten by Cynthia Hilderbrand, [niece]
  18. 1960: Selected Poems by Other Poets
  19. 1960: Selected Articles by Other Poets
  20. 1960: Articles from the Saturday Review
  21. 1961: Poems and Notes
  22. 1961: Unpublished Table of Contents Page
  23. 1961: Correspondence and Research: 1933 Murder of Mary Ellis in Jacksonville, Indiana
  24. 1961: Publishing Progress Notes
  25. 1961: Correspondence
  26. 1961: Publishing Requests Responses
  27. 1961: Poetry by Cynthia Hilderbrand, [niece]
  28. 1961: Selected Poems by Other Poets
  29. 1961: Biographical Sketch of John Ciardi
  30. 1961: Articles about Other Poets and Spanish Painters of the 1950's
  31. 1962: Poems and Notes
  32. 1962: Draft Table of Contents Page for Book: The Ribs of Death
  33. 1962: Publishing Progress Notes and Publishing Requests Responses
  34. 1962: Correspondence
  35. 1962: Poems by Cynthia Hilderbrand, [niece]
  36. 1962: Lecture: Poetry-A Way of Knowing by Jean Burden
  37. 1962: Selected Poems by Other Poets
  38. 1962: Articles about Other Poets
  39. 1962: Articles about Death of Bull Fighter Juan Belmonte
  40. 1963: Poems and Notes
  41. 1963: Publishing Progress Notes and Publishing Requests Responses
  42. 1963: Correspondence
  43. 1963: Poems and Article: Cynthia Hilderbrand, [niece]
  44. 1963: Poetry Reading Announcements
  45. 1963: Selected Poems by Other Poets
  46. 1963: Articles about Other Poets and Musicians
  47. 1963: Photocopy of Letter by F. Scott Fitzgerald, [18 September 1919]
  48. 1963: 33 1/3 RPM Record of President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Speech
  49. 1963: Christmas Cards
  50. 1964: Poems
  51. 1964: Publishing Progress Notes and Publishing Requests Responses
  52. 1964: Correspondence
  53. 1964: Poetry Booklet: Nature's Seasons by Cynthia Hilderbrand, [niece]
  54. 1964: Selected Poems by Other Poets
  55. 1964: Letter to Arthur West from John Rowntree, London, England, March 14, 1825
  56. 1964: Twelve Color Plates: Reproductions of Sketches Meade in the Field, by George Miksch Sutton
  57. 1964: Various Newspaper Clippings
  58. 1964: Christmas Cards
  59. 1965: Poems and Notes
  60. 1965: Introduction and Poetic Narrative: Watts Happening Suite
  61. 1965: Publishing Progress Notes
  62. 1965: Publishing Requests Responses
  63. 1965: Correspondence
  64. 1965: Poetry by Cynthia and Elaine Hilderbrand, [nieces]
  65. 1965: Page from Poetry Highlighting Paul Zimmer
  66. 1965: Selected Poems by Other Poets
  67. 1965: Various Articles
  68. 1965: Programs
  69. 1965: Measuring Tape from Birth of Justine Zimmer, [daughter]
  70. 1965: Christmas Cards
  71. 1966: Poems and Notes
  72. 1966: Publishing Progress Notes
  73. 1966: Correspondence
  74. 1966: Correspondence with October House Inc. for the Book, The Ribs of Death
  75. 1966: Paul Zimmer Highlighted in UCLA Librarian
  76. 1966: Programs
  77. 1966: Selected Poems by Other Poets
  78. 1966: Various Articles
  79. 1967: Poems
  80. 1967: Publishing Progress Notes
  81. 1967: Publishing Requests Responses
  82. 1967: Correspondence
  83. 1967: Correspondence with October House Inc. for the Book, The Ribs of Death
  84. 1967: Draft Table of Contents for The Ribs of Death
  85. 1967: Publicity for The Ribs of Death
  86. 1967: Programs and Bookmark:The International Poetry Forum
  87. 1967: Articles Highlighting Paul Zimmer
  88. 1967: Selected Poems by Other Poets
  89. 1967: Selected Articles about Other Poets
  90. 1967: Christmas Card

Box 2

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1968: Poems
  2. 1968: Publishing Progress Notes
  3. 1968: Notes: Poem Possibilities for Future Books
  4. 1968: Correspondence
  5. 1968: Correspondence with October House Inc. for Books The Ribs of Death and The Republic of Many Voices
  6. 1968: Publicity for Book: The Ribs of Death
  7. 1968: Biography Submission: Contemporary Authors
  8. 1968: Draft for Poetry Reading at Kent State University
  9. 1968: Duquesne University Schedule of Classes: Cover and Pages 9-10
  10. 1968: Statement and Poem for Hayden Carruthis Anthology
  11. 1968: Certification Card to Receive Bachelors Degree from Kent State University, February 7
  12. 1968: Articles Featuring and Highlighting Paul Zimmer
  13. 1968: Newspaper Clipping, Library Story Hour Resumed, Featuring Erik and Justine Zimmer [children]
  14. 1968: Program: The International Poetry Forum, featuring Paul Zimmer
  15. 1968: Programs: The International Poetry Forum
  16. 1968: Advertisement, The Pitt Poetry Series
  17. 1968: Selected Poems by Other Poets
  18. 1968: Selected Articles about Other Poets and Poetry
  19. 1968: Articles: A Program for Liberals, by Carl Oglesby; The New Face of Conformity, by Lawrence Hart; and John Blood Has Many Platforms, by Charlie Powell
  20. 1968: Newsletter: DICTATOR!
  21. 1969: Poems
  22. 1969: Publishing Progress Notes
  23. 1969: Correspondence
  24. 1969: Correspondence with October House Inc., for Publication of The Republic of Many Voices
  25. 1969: Dust Jacket and Cover, The Republic of Many Voices
  26. 1969: Publicity for The Republic of Many Voices
  27. 1969: Publicity for The Ribs of Death
  28. 1969: Book Reviews for The Ribs of Death
  29. 1969: Programs: International Poetry Forum
  30. 1969: Programs
  31. 1969: Poetry Reading Announcements
  32. 1969: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  33. 1969: Order Form: Pitt Poetry Series
  34. 1969: Selected Articles about Other Poets
  35. 1969: Article: The Idea of the New Left by Carl Oglesby
  36. 1969: Magazine Article: "Moon, Mars, and Man," Newsweek, August 11
  37. 1969: Christmas Cards
  38. 1970: Poems
  39. 1970: Publishing Progress Notes
  40. 1970: Publishing Requests Responses
  41. 1970: Correspondence
  42. 1970: Poetry Reading Announcements and Conference Programs
  43. 1970: Short Stories by Erik Zimmer [son]
  44. 1970: News Clippings and Announcements Featuring Paul Zimmer
  45. 1970: Various News and Magazine Clippings
  46. 1971: Poems
  47. 1971: Publishing Progress Notes
  48. 1971: Publishing Requests Responses
  49. 1971: Correspondence
  50. 1971: Apology Letter by Erik Zimmer [son]
  51. 1971: Selected Articles and Poetry from Other Poets
  52. 1971: Articles and News Clippings Featuring Paul Zimmer
  53. 1971: Poetry Reading Announcements
  54. 1971: Program: International Poetry Forum
  55. 1971: Christmas Card from Jean Burden
  56. 1972: Poems
  57. 1972: Publishing Progress Notes
  58. 1972: Publishing Requests Responses
  59. 1972: Correspondence
  60. 1972: Poems Written about Paul Zimmer
  61. 1972: Information Packet: The Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines
  62. 1972: Poetry Reading Announcements
  63. 1972: Letter from Justine Zimmer [daughter]
  64. 1972: Poem by Cynthia Hilderbrand [niece]
  65. 1972: Program: International Poetry Forum
  66. 1972: Selected Articles about Other Poets
  67. 1973: Poems
  68. 1973: Publishing Progress List
  69. 1973: Publishing Requests Responses
  70. 1973: Correspondence
  71. 1973: Astrological Birth Chart
  72. 1973: Hospital Bracelet
  73. 1973: Business Card, University of Pittsburgh Press
  74. 1973: Poems about Paul Zimmer by Other Poets
  75. 1973: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  76. 1973: Letters from Justine Zimmer, [daughter]
  77. 1973: Course Description: Featuring Paul Zimmer's Poetry
  78. 1973: Two Eight Cent Stamps of Pet Robinson Jeffers
  79. 1973: Conference Program: The Ralph Munn Creative Writer's Conference and Contest
  80. 1973: Selected Articles about Other Poets
  81. 1973: Christmas Card from Jean Burden
  82. 1974: Poems
  83. 1974: Publishing Progress Notes
  84. 1974: Correspondence
  85. 1974: Draft Table of Contents Page: The Zimmer Poems
  86. 1974: Article Submission: American Poetry in 1976
  87. 1974: Personal Journal: Trip to England and Cook Forest, Pennsylvania
  88. 1974: Hospital Bracelet
  89. 1974: Program: Music on the Rivers, Featuring Paul Zimmer
  90. 1974: News Clipping of Poetry Reading
  91. 1974: Program: The Preservation Jazz Hall Band
  92. 1974: Selected Articles
  93. 1974: Ten Cent Robert Frost Stamp
  94. 1974: Greeting Cards
  95. 1975: Poems
  96. 1975: Manuscript: With Wanda: Town and Country Poems
  97. 1975: Publishing Progress Notes
  98. 1975: Correspondence
  99. 1975: Lecture: Panel on Publication of Poetry and Fiction, Library of Congress, October 20
  100. 1975: Lecture: Writer's Symposium, Johns Hopkins University, March 26
  101. 1975: Design: A Seed Poem, by Paul Zimmer
  102. 1975: Biographical Excerpt for 1976 Edition: Dictionary of Contemporary Poets
  103. 1975: Poem Ending in the Words "Paul Zimmer," by Ed Ochester
  104. 1975: Letter: Poem, and News Clipping, Justine and Erik Zimmer, [daughter and son]
  105. 1975: News Clipping, Parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary
  106. 1975: Zimmer Family Coat of Arms
  107. 1975: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  108. [various dates] Selected Articles

Box 3

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1976: Poems
  2. 1976: Publishing Progress Notes
  3. 1976: Publishing Requests Responses
  4. 1976: Correspondence
  5. 1976: Correspondence with Dryad Press for Publication of The Zimmer Poems
  6. 1976: Publicity for The Zimmer Poems
  7. 1976: Lecture: Pennsylvania Council of English, October 23
  8. 1976: Transcript of Talk, WQED-FM Radio, September 10
  9. 1976: Shepherding Poetry Books: The Memoirs of a Series Editor, by Paul Zimmer
  10. 1976: Poems about Paul Zimmer by Other Poets
  11. 1976: Poetry Tour with the American Wind Symphony of Western Pennsylvania
  12. 1976: Autographed Broadsides: Zimmer at the Diggings, distributed by Rook Press
  13. 1976: Poetry Reading Announcement
  14. 1976: Letter to the Tooth Fairy by Justine Zimmer, [daughter]
  15. 1976: Advertisement Featuring Jerome Zimmer, [father]
  16. 1976: Advertisements: Dryad Press
  17. 1976: Magazine: Images, Volume 3 Number 3
  18. 1976: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  19. 1976: Selected News and Magazine Clippings
  20. 1977: Poems and Short Story
  21. 1977: Publishing Progress Notes and Publishing Requests Responses
  22. 1977: Correspondence
  23. 1977: Correspondence with Dryad Press about The Zimmer Poems
  24. 1977: Publicity for The Zimmer Poems
  25. 1977: Transcript of Poetry and Personal Life,: WQED-FM
  26. 1977: Lecture, Breadloaf Writer's Conference, August 27
  27. 1977: Biographical Sketch and Comment in New Letters
  28. 1977: Letter from 5th Grader
  29. 1977: Poetry Reading Announcements
  30. 1977: Funeral Card and Program for John J. Sommers, August 25
  31. 1977: Articles about People with the Last Name Zimmer
  32. 1977: Newspaper Article about Professor Edward McGehee
  33. 1977: Christmas Card From Jean Burden
  34. 1978: Poems
  35. 1978: Catching, An Affectionate Memoir by Paul Zimmer
  36. 1978: Publishing Progress Notes
  37. 1978: Correspondence
  38. 1978: Lecture: Southern Press Meeting, October 25
  39. 1978: Transcript of Poetry and Personal Life: WQED-FM Radio, February 23 and May 11
  40. 1978: Conference and Poetry Reading Announcement
  41. 1978: Letter and Recital Program, Justine Zimmer [daughter]
  42. 1978: News Clipping Featuring Sue Zimmer [wife]
  43. 1978: News Clippings Featuring Paul Zimmer
  44. 1978: Poem: A Goldfish in Zimmer's Boot by Student
  45. 1978: Mailing:The Pitt Poetry Series
  46. 1978: Newsletter:The Exchange, Number 24, September
  47. 1978: Newsletter: Pennsylvania Council on Teachers of English
  48. 1978: Selected Articles
  49. 1978: Father's Day and Christmas Cards
  50. 1979: Poems
  51. 1979: Publishing Progress Notes
  52. 1979: Publishing Requests Responses
  53. 1979: Correspondence
  54. 1979: Correspondence about Publications with Dryad Press
  55. 1979: Lecture: SAMLA
  56. 1979: Lecture: Southern Presses Meeting, September
  57. 1979: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  58. 1979: News Clippings Featuring Sue Zimmer [wife]
  59. 1979: The Red and Gold: Clarke High School News Clippings of Cartoons by Erik Zimmer [son]
  60. 1979: Conference Program
  61. 1979: Selected Articles
  62. 1979: Birthday and Father's Day Cards
  63. 1979: Christmas Card from Jean Burden
  64. 1980: Poems
  65. 1980: Publishing Progress Notes
  66. 1980: Correspondence
  67. 1980: Correspondence with Dryad Press for Book: With Wanda: Town and Country Poems
  68. 1980: Publicity for With Wanda: Town and Country Poems
  69. 1980: Book Reviews
  70. 1980: Lecture: Finances for Non-Financial People Workshop, June 18
  71. 1980: Poetry Reading and Conference Announcements
  72. 1980: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  73. 1980: Articles Featuring Members of Paul Zimmer's Family
  74. 1980: Articles about the Zimmer Nuclear Power Plant in Pennsylvania
  75. 1980: Christmas Card from Jean Burden
  76. 1981: Poems
  77. 1981: Publishing Progress Notes
  78. 1981: Correspondence
  79. 1981: Correspondence and Forms for Pamphlet The Ancient Wars
  80. 1981: Book Reviews and Publicity for Book: With Wanda: Town and Country Poems
  81. 1981: Lecture: Allegheny Conference and Old Dominion Conference, October
  82. 1981: Commencement Program, Clarke Central High School, Athens, Georgia for Erik Zimmer [son]
  83. 1981: Articles and Conference Programs Featuring Paul Zimmer
  84. 1981: AWP (Associated Writing Programs) Newsletter, December
  85. 1981: Newspaper: Poetry Now, Volume 5, Number 5
  86. 1981: Various News Clippings
  87. 1981: Greeting Cards
  88. 1982: Poems
  89. 1982: Publishing Progress Notes
  90. 1982: Publishing Requests Responses
  91. 1982: Correspondence
  92. 1982: Correspondence with University of Pittsburgh Press for Publishing of Family Reunion: Selected and New Poems
  93. 1982: Draft Table of Contents for Family Reunion: Selected and New Poems
  94. 1982: Publicity: With Wanda: Town and Country Poems
  95. 1982: Postcards Featuring Publication The Ancient Wars
  96. 1982: Advertisements of Paul Zimmer's Poems
  97. 1982: Lecture: University of Florida Conference on Writing and Publishing, February 8
  98. 1982: Conference Programs and Autograph Signing Announcements
  99. 1982: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  100. 1982: News Clippings and Letter, Justine Zimmer [daughter]
  101. 1982: Various News Clippings
  102. 1982: Brochures: St. John Baptist Church, Canton, Ohio, and The Pitt
  103. 1982: Christmas Cards
  104. 1983: Publishing Progress Notes
  105. 1983: Correspondence
  106. 1983: Correspondence with University of Pittsburgh Press for Family Reunion: New and Selected Poems
  107. 1983: Dust Jacket: Family Reunion: New and Selected Poems
  108. 1983: Draft for Book Jacket and Book Cover, Family Reunion: New and Selected Poems
  109. 1983: Publicity for Books
  110. 1983: Poetry Reading and Conference Announcements
  111. 1983: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  112. 1983: Various Articles
  113. 1983: German Card about Saint Justina
  114. 1983: Greeting Cards

Box 4

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1984: Poems
  2. 1984: Publishing Progress Notes
  3. 1984: Correspondence
  4. 1984: Publicity for Book: With Wanda: Town and Country Poems
  5. 1984: Poetry Reading and Conference Announcements
  6. 1984: Transcript: KCCK-FM, December 16
  7. 1984: Business Cards: University of Iowa and Georgia Presses
  8. 1984: Articles and Programs Featuring Paul Zimmer
  9. 1984: Selected Articles
  10. 1984: Christmas Card from Jean Burden
  11. 1985: Poems
  12. 1985: Unknown Manuscripts
  13. 1985: Publishing Progress Notes
  14. 1985: Correspondence
  15. 1985: Student's Research Paper about Paul Zimmer
  16. 1985: Award Letter, Announcements, and Programs of the American Academy and Institute of Arts
  17. 1985: Poetry Reading and Conference Announcements
  18. 1985: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  19. 1985: Selected Articles
  20. 1985: Four Iowa Statehood Centennial Postage Stamps, 1946
  21. 1985: Christmas Card from Jean Burden
  22. 1986: Poems
  23. 1986: Publishing Progress Notes
  24. 1986: Correspondence
  25. 1986: Advertisements and Book Reviews: Family Reunion: Selected and New Poems
  26. 1986: Poetry Reading Announcements
  27. 1986: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  28. 1986: Funeral Card: John H. Kagle
  29. 1986: Christmas Cards
  30. 1987: Poems
  31. 1987: Publishing Progress Notes
  32. 1987: Correspondence
  33. 1987: Advertisements: Family Reunion: Selected and New Poems
  34. 1987: Poetry Reading Announcements and Conference Programs
  35. 1987: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  36. 1987: News Clipping: A War of Words: Poets Challenge Forum's Focus
  37. 1987: Father's Day and Christmas Cards
  38. 1988: Poems
  39. 1988: Unpublished Novellas
  40. 1988: Publishing Progress Notes
  41. 1988: Correspondence
  42. 1988: Correspondence and Announcements for Winning The National Poetry Series Open Competition
  43. 1988: Correspondence with University of Illinois Press for The Great Bird of Love
  44. 1988: Sample Pages of Book: The Great Bird of Love
  45. 1988: Dust Jacket: Family Reunion: Selected and New Poems
  46. 1988: Interview with Irv Broughton from the University of Arkansas Press
  47. 1988: Poetry Reading and Conference Announcements
  48. 1988: Book Advertisements
  49. 1988: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  50. 1989: Poems
  51. 1989: Publishing Progress Notes
  52. 1989: Correspondence
  53. 1989: Correspondence with University of Illinois Press for the Book: The Great Bird of Love
  54. 1989: Book Review and Advertisements
  55. 1989: Poetry Reading: Conference, and Award Announcements
  56. 1989: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  57. 1989: Letter and Photograph of Zimmer's Baseball Game Game Board
  58. 1989: Draft Position Paper: AWP Newsletter
  59. 1989: Short Story: The Gift, by Erik Zimmer [son]
  60. 1989: Valentine's Day and Christmas Cards
  61. 1990: Poems
  62. 1990: Publishing Progress Notes
  63. 1990: Publishing Request Responses
  64. 1990: Correspondence
  65. 1990: Correspondence with The National Endowment for the Arts
  66. 1990: Articles Highlighting Paul Zimmer in his Refusal to Accept a National Endowment for the Arts Grant
  67. 1990: Articles Highlighting Paul Zimmer Receiving the Open Book Award for Refusing National Endowment for the Arts Grant
  68. 1990: Poetry Reading and Conference Announcements
  69. 1990: Book Reviews and Advertisements
  70. 1990: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  71. 1990: Article: A Sound Beyond, by Stephen Corey
  72. 1990: Christmas Card from Jean Burden and Bookmark of St. Cuthbert
  73. 1991: Poems
  74. 1991: Publishing Progress Notes
  75. 1991: Correspondence
  76. 1991: Publishing Requests Responses
  77. 1991: Book Reviews: The Great Bird of Love
  78. 1991: Book Advertisements and News Clipping Featuring Paul Zimmer
  79. 1991: Playing Catch: by Erik Zimmer [son]
  80. 1991: Letter: by Erik Zimmer, [son, at six years old]
  81. 1991: Schedule and News Clipping: A Forest Gathering of Poets, June 21-23
  82. 1991: Publication: Photographica, Volume XX No. 4, October
  83. 1991: Funeral Cards: Augustine (Jack) Lauer
  84. 1991: News Clipping: "Keltner Remembers Robbing DiMaggio," The Daily Iowan, July 17 p. 8
  85. 1991: Christmas Cards
  86. 1992: Poems and Notes
  87. 1992: Publishing Progress Notes
  88. 1992: Correspondence
  89. 1992: Publishing Requests Responses
  90. 1992: Readers Report for Book: Crossing Into Sunlight: Selected Poems and Contract
  91. 1992: Marketing Questionnaire for the University of Arkansas Press
  92. 1992: Poetry Reading and Conference Announcements
  93. 1992: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  94. 1992: Two Pages of Article: Eleven American Poets
  95. 1992: Christmas Cards

Box 5

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1993: Poems
  2. 1993: Publishing Progress List
  3. 1993: Correspondence
  4. 1993: Correspondence with University of Arkansas Press for the Book: Big Blue Train
  5. 1993: Publicity for Big Blue Train
  6. 1993: Publishing Requests Responses
  7. 1993: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  8. 1993: Conference and Poetry Reading Announcements
  9. 1993: Book Cover: The Pittsburgh Book of Contemporary American Poetry
  10. 1994: Poems
  11. 1994: Publishing Progress List
  12. 1994: Correspondence
  13. 1994: Correspondence with the University of Arkansas Press for Book: Big Blue Train
  14. 1994: Publishing Requests Responses
  15. 1994: Publicity for Book: Big Blue Train
  16. 1994: Publicity for Book: Big Blue Train
  17. 1994: Broadside of Poem: The Philosophy of Fears, distributed by Friends of the Kent State University Libraries and Media Services, December
  18. 1994: Poetry Reading Announcement
  19. 1994: Letter and Picture: 40th Anniversary High School Reunion
  20. 1994: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  21. 1994: Article Featuring Erik and Aaron Zimmer, [son and grandson]
  22. 1994: Christmas Card from Jean Burden
  23. 1995: Poems
  24. 1995: Publishing Progress Notes
  25. 1995: Correspondence
  26. 1995: Publishing Requests Responses
  27. 1995: Correspondence for Publication of Book: Crossing Into Sunlight: Selected Poems, 1965-1995
  28. 1995: Publishing Agreement with University of Georgia Press for Book: Crossing Into Sunlight: Selected Poems, 1965-1995
  29. 1995: Book Review: Zimmer in the Light, by Merrill Leffler
  30. 1995: Poetry Reading Announcements
  31. 1995: Christmas Card from Jean Burden
  32. 1996: Poems
  33. 1996: Publishing Progress Notes
  34. 1996: Correspondence
  35. 1996: Correspondence with University of Georgia Press and Publicity for Book, Crossing Into Sunlight: Selected Poems, 1965-1995
  36. 1996: Publishing Requests Responses
  37. 1996: Poetry Reading Announcement
  38. 1996: Davenport Museum of Art Program Highlighting Justine Zimmer, [daughter]
  39. 1996: Program and Ticket, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico
  40. 1996: Christmas Card from Jean Burden
  41. 1997: Poems
  42. 1997: Poem: Zimmer in Relief, by G. A. Cate
  43. 1997: Publishing Progress Notes
  44. 1997: Correspondence
  45. 1997: Publishing Requests Responses
  46. 1997: Publicity for Book: Crossing Into Sunlight
  47. 1997: Articles Featuring Paul Zimmer
  48. 1997: Christmas Card from Jean Burden
  49. [no date]: Book Advertisements
  50. [no date]: Book Leaves of Poetry
  51. [no date]: Correspondence
  52. [no date]: Letter with Floppy Disks of Magazine The Review
  53. [no date]: Parody Movie Poster: A Fish Called Wanda
  54. [no date]: Poems for or about Paul Zimmer
  55. [various dates]: Collection of News Clippings and Photographs Containing the Name Zimmer

Series 2: Artwork

  1. 1959: Watercolor Paintings, Paul Zimmer
  2. 1960: One Crayon, Two Pastel, and Watercolor Paintings, Paul Zimmer
  3. 1960: Paintings, Paul Zimmer
  4. 1960: Pencil Drawing of Flowers, and Poem with Illustrations, Paul Zimmer and Unknown Artist
  5. 1961: One Marker, One Pencil, and Watercolor Drawings, Paul Zimmer
  6. 1962: Marker Drawings, Unknown Artist
  7. 1962: Marker Drawings of Nudes, Unknown Artist
  8. 1962: Watercolor Paintings, Unknown Artist
  9. 1963: One Acrylic and Watercolor Paintings, Unknown Artist
  10. 1963: One Marker and One Pencil Drawing of a Man, [Paul Zimmer?]
  11. 1963: Pen-and-Ink Drawings, Unknown Artist
  12. 1963: Pen-and-Ink Sketch of Paul Zimmer, Edward
  13. 1964: Marker, Pencil , and Watercolor Drawings, Unknown Artist
  14. 1965: Pen-and-Ink, Pencil, and Watercolor Drawings, Unknown Artist
  15. 1965: Watercolor Paintings, [Paul Zimmer?]
  16. 1965: Watercolor Painting of Mother and Child Looking at Christmas Tree, Jayne
  17. 1966: Illustrated Story, Ten, Paul Zimmer
  18. 1966: Marker and Watercolor Drawings of Rain and of a Person, Unknown Artist
  19. 1996: Valentine's Day Poem and Illustration for Sue from Family, Paul Zimmer
  20. 1967: Crayon and Pen-and-ink Drawings of People, Erik Zimmer, [son]
  21. 1967: Marker Drawings, [Paul Zimmer?]
  22. 1968: Crayon Drawing of Justine Zimmer, Erik Zimmer, [son]
  23. 1968: Marker and Crayon Drawings, Unknown Artist
  24. 1968: Marker and Crayon Drawings, Erik Zimmer, [son]
  25. 1968: Paper Picture, Duke the Dog, Erik Zimmer, [son]
  26. 1968: Pencil and Watercolor Artwork of a Ship, a Horse, and a Cat, Jane Hildebrand
  27. 1969: Crayon and Marker Drawing about Poetry, Unknown Artist
  28. 1970: Collage, The Flowers of Evil, Unknown Artist
  29. 1971: Collage of Animal Related Clippings, Unknown Artist
  30. 1971: Drawings of Paul Zimmer by College Students
  31. 1971: Handmade Father's Day Card, Justine Zimmer, [daughter]
  32. 1971: Mock Book Cover Featuring Paul Zimmer, Cynthia Hilderbrand, [niece]
  33. 1972: Crayon Drawing of Monster, Unknown Artist
  34. 1972: Marker Drawing of Deer and Car, Erik and Justine Zimmer, [children]
  35. 1972: Marker Drawings of Monster and a Man, Erik Zimmer, [son]
  36. 1972: Two Pastel and One Pen-and-Ink Drawings of Animals, Justine Zimmer, [daughter]

Box 6

Folder -- Contents

  1. 1973: Crayon Drawing of Male Hippie and a Black Cat, Justine and Erik Zimmer, [children]
  2. 1973: Handmade Father's Day Card, Erik Zimmer, [son]
  3. 1973: Marker and Pencil Drawing of Dragon, Erik Zimmer, [son]
  4. 1973: Pencil Drawing of Paul Zimmer, Justine Zimmer, [daughter]
  5. 1974: Pencil Drawing of Thanksgiving, Erik Zimmer, [son]
  6. 1974: Marker and Color Pencil Drawing of Paul Zimmer and a Horse, Justine Zimmer, [daughter]
  7. 1974: Typewriter Created Football Player, Erik Zimmer, [son]
  8. 1975: Birthday Book for Paul Zimmer, Justine Zimmer, [daughter]
  9. 1975: Charcoal Drawing of Paul Zimmer and Pencil Drawing of Female Holding Flowers, Justine Zimmer, [daughter]
  10. 1975: Charcoal Drawing of Abstract Art and Pen Drawings of Zimmer Family, Erik Zimmer, [son]
  11. 1975: Colored Pencil Drawing of Horse, Justine Zimmer, [daughter]
  12. 1975: Crayon Drawing of Horse and Pencil Drawing of Comic Strip, Erik Zimmer, [son]
  13. 1975: Crayon Drawing of Yeat's Ear, Unknown Artist
  14. 1975: Watercolor of Paul Zimmer and Pencil and Ink Drawings, Paul Zimmer
  15. 1976: Collection of Pencil Drawings, Unknown Artist
  16. 1976: Handmade Father's Day Card from children
  17. 1976: Marker Drawings of Autumn and Mr. Rossy Lin, Unknown Zimmer
  18. 1976: Paul Zimmer's Head Superimposed on a Baseball Card, Unknown Artist
  19. 1977: Crayon Drawing of Cardinal and Pencil Drawing of King Kong, Unknown Artist
  20. 1978: Pencil Drawings of Elvis Presley and Paul Zimmer, Erik and Justine Zimmer, [children]
  21. 1979: Pen-and-Ink Drawings of Dog and a Man, Justine Zimmer, [daughter]
  22. 1980: Pen-and-Ink sketch of New Years, Unknown Artist
  23. 1981: Marker Sketches of Paul Zimmer[?], Erik Zimmer, [son]
  24. 1981: Pencil Drawings of Abstract Art and of People, Justine Zimmer [daughter] and Unknown Artist
  25. 1987: Pencil Drawing, Aaron Paul's First Words, Unknown Artist
  26. 1987: Poem with Pencil Drawing and Foliage, Unknown Artist
  27. 1991: Collection of Crayon and Ink Drawings, Aaron [grandson]
  28. 1992: Pen-and-Ink Sketch of Daddy Mad at Aaron, [grandson]
  29. 1993: Crayon Drawing of Landscape, Unknown Artist
  30. 1995: Short Story and Pencil Drawing of Dinosaurs, Aaron, [grandson]
  31. 1996: Letter and Marker Drawing of Three People, Aaron, [grandson]
  32. 1997: Marker Drawing, Cordine, [granddaughter?]
  33. 1997: Pen-and-Ink Portrait of Paul Zimmer and a Poem Called My Birthday Sui, Unknown Artist

Series 3: Photographs

  1. 1959: Mountains in Colorado, [prints]
  2. 1960: Winter Landscapes, [prints]
  3. 1964: Unknown Man
  4. 1966: Paul Zimmer, Jean Burden, and Gene Franklin, [prints]
  5. 1966: Suzannen [wife] and Forest, [prints]
  6. 1967: Paul Zimmer by Fred Hetzel, [prints]
  7. 1967: Paul Zimmer's Last Day at UCLA, [print]
  8. 1967: Robert, Tonya, and Franny, Summer, [print]
  9. 1969: Paul Zimmer by Fred Hetzel and Unknown Photograph, [prints and negatives]
  10. 1969: Paul Zimmer and Nature, [prints]
  11. 1970: Paul Zimmer, [prints]
  12. 1970: Reading at Three Rivers Art Festival, June, [prints]
  13. 1971: Bill and Sue Metts, [prints]
  14. 1971: Photocopy of Paul Zimmer
  15. 1971: Paul Zimmer, [prints]
  16. 1971: Paul Zimmer in Chico, California, Spring, [prints]
  17. 1972: Paul Zimmer and Family, [prints]
  18. 1972: Paul Zimmer and Family in Maine, June, [prints]
  19. 1973: Erik and Justine Zimmer, [prints]
  20. 1973: Paul and Sue Zimmer at Conrid Hillberry's Home, [prints]
  21. 1974: Paul Zimmer Leading a Class, [prints]
  22. 1975: Paul Zimmer and Francescan Mother? [print]
  23. 1976: Paul Zimmer and Danny Abse, [print]
  24. 1976: Paul Zimmer's Parents and Another Relative? [print]
  25. 1976: Paul Zimmer by Thomas Victor, [prints]
  26. 1977: Erik and Justine Zimmer, children, [prints]
  27. 1977: Justine Zimmer, daughter, [print]
  28. 1977: Paul Zimmer, [print]
  29. 1977: Paul Zimmer and Gary Gildner, [prints]
  30. 1978: Justine Zimmer, daughter, [print]
  31. 1978: Reading at University of Wisconsin, April, [prints]
  32. 1979: Paul's Birthday at the University of Alabama, [print]
  33. 1980: Paul Zimmer by Layle Silbert, [print]
  34. 1980: Paul Zimmer and Others Wearing Brown Thrasher Books T-Shirts, [print]
  35. 1980: University Press Release Still [Slide]
  36. 1981: Paul Zimmer at Allegheny College and Paul Zimmer's Father and Cynthia Hilderbrand, [prints]
  37. 1982: Childhood Photograph of Paul and Relatives, [print]
  38. 1982: Paul and Suzanne Zimmer with Gary Gildner at Hall of Mirrors in Versailles and in Paris, France, March, [prints]
  39. 1982: Paul Zimmer, Ellen Harris, and Kenneth Coleman, [print]
  40. 1982: Paul Zimmer's Home, [prints]
  41. 1982: Trip in Rye, England, [prints and negatives]
  42. 1983: Paul Zimmer in University of Arizona's Poetry Center by Lois Shelton, January, [prints]
  43. 1983: Presentation with John Engels, [prints]
  44. 1984: Paul Zimmer at Kent State University, [prints]
  45. 1985: Inaugural Poetry Series of Jean Burden at Los Angeles State, [prints]
  46. 1985: Office Party Before Award from American Academy and Institute, [prints]
  47. 1985: Paul Zimmer Proofs, [prints]
  48. 1985: Paul Zimmer with Colleagues, [prints]
  49. 1985: Paul Zimmer with Oscar Hijuelos and Paul Zimmer Speaking at a Podium, [prints]
  50. 1985: University of Georgia Press Picnic, August, [prints]
  51. 1986: Paul Zimmer in Office at University of Iowa, [print]
  52. 1986: Paul Zimmer on Panel at Drake University, [prints, letter, and pamphlet]
  53. 1986: Photo Booth Candids, [print]
  54. 1986: Sue Zimmer with Dennie and Joan Abse, [prints]
  55. 1987: Daguerreotype Collectors and Dealers, September, [prints]
  56. 1987: Paul Zimmer at John Wood's Home at Lake Charles, Louisiana and at Paul Shuttleworth's Home in Nebraska, [prints]
  57. 1987: Paul and Luke Shuttleworth, [prints]
  58. 1987: Paul Zimmer at Roger William's College in Bristol, Rhode Island and Paul Zarzyski, [prints]
  59. 1987: Paul Zimmer Wearing Paul Zarzyski's Hat in Montana, [prints]
  60. 1988: Celebration Party Dinner for John Gueba, [prints]
  61. 1988: Party for Publication of Illustrated History of University of Iowa and of University of Iowa Press Staff, [prints]
  62. 1988: Paul Zimmer With Various Friends and Colleagues, [prints]
  63. 1988: Whales Off Cape Cod and Band Called The Flying Nuetimos, [prints]
  64. 1989: Paul Zimmer at Party at Northern Michigan University, [prints]
  65. 1989: Paul Zimmer and James Laughlin at AWP Conference, Spring, [print]
  66. 1990: Paul Zimmer by Frederick Hetzel, [prints and letter]
  67. 1990: Paul Zimmer Outside with Grandson, [print]
  68. 1991: Paul Zimmer with Gary Gildner and Paul Zimmer with Dafydd Wood, [prints]
  69. 1992: Paul Zimmer and Friends, [prints]
  70. 1992: Unknown Man Holding Camera and Glasses, [print]
  71. 1993: Paul Zimmer and Pieter Weslowski, [print]
  72. 1994: Paul Zimmer Reading Featured on Theatre Marquee; Paul and Others at Gathering; Store Signs, [prints]
  73. 1995: Fall Board Meeting at University of Iowa, [prints]
  74. 1995: Paul Zimmer, [prints and negatives]
  75. 1995: Presentation at University of Iowa Press, [prints]
  76. 1995: Unknown Photographs, [prints]
  77. [various years] Paul Zimmer, [prints]

Box 7

Series 4: Oversized Materials

Note: Materials listed below are in order as the appear according to size.

Folder -- Contents

  1. [1966?]: Watercolor Painting of Woman and Man, [Paul Zimmer?]
  2. 1963: Painting of Person by [Paul Zimmer?]
  3. 1964: Handmade Christmas Card from John Robinson
  4. 1967: Pen Drawing of Son Erik Zimmer by Justine Zimmer [daughter] December 16
  5. 1971: Pastel Drawing of Football Players and Writing about Dream Job by Erik Zimmer, [son]
  6. 1975: Campus Clatter Cartoon Strips by Larry Lewis Featuring a Character Called Mrs. Zimmer, May 25 and July 13
  7. 1976: Newspaper: The Lehman Journal, May 24, 1951
  8. 1981: Various News Clippings from The Red and Gold: Clarke Central High School, Athens, Georgia Featuring Erik Zimmer, [son]
  9. 1989: Poster: Good Thunder Series
  10. Poem: Zimmer Imagines Heaven in Oriental Script, [no date]
  11. Poetry Reading Announcements, [various dates]
  12. 1963 News Clipping Front Cover News Call Bulletin and the San Francisco Chronicle Announcing President John F. Kennedy's Assassination
  13. 1964: Pictures of the Moon, Los Angeles Times August 2
  14. 1965: News Clipping Front Cover and Articles Covering the Death of Winston Churchill, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, January 24
  15. 1965: News Clipping Front Cover and Articles Covering the First Walk by Man in Space, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, March 18 and June 8
  16. 1966: News Clipping: "H-A-P-P-Y NEW YEAR! BRUINS WIN, 14-12," Los Angeles Times, January 2
  17. 1968: News Clipping Front Cover, [Robert] "Kennedy is Shot Critically After California Win, Suspect Held," The Washington Post, June 5; and "Nation Mourns Kennedy; Funeral Saturday in NY," The Pittsburgh Press, January 24
  18. 1969: News Clipping Front Cover Page of The Pittsburgh Gazettte about Moon Landing, July 21 and 22
  19. 1971: News Clipping Front Cover Page of The Pittsburgh Gazettte about Pittsburgh Pirates Winning the World Series Baseball, October 18
  20. 1973: Get Well Card and Drawing from Erik and Justine Zimmer, [son and daughter]
  21. 1974: "Nixon Resigns," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 9
  22. 1975: News Clipping Front Cover, "Super Steelers Win, 16-6," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 13
  23. 1975: Paul Zimmer Poetry Series Posters, Created by the National Endowment for the Arts
  24. 1977: Portage County Democrat, December 3, 1926
  25. 1978: Newspapers Covering the Thunderstorm of 1978, The Derrick, Oil City, Pennsylvania, July 25; and The Clarion News, Clarion, Pennsylvania, July 27
  26. 1981: Poster: The Harper Anthology of Poetry
  27. 1990: Iowa City Press Citizen Article about Paul Zimmer's Refusal to Accept Grant from NEA
 
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