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YMCA ARTS AND HUMANITIES PROGRAM:
An Inventory of Its Records


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Historical Sketch | Contents Summary/Organization | Administrative/Access Info | Contents Details | Indexed Terms/Access Points


OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

Creator: YMCA of the USA
Title: YMCA arts and humanities program records,
Date: 1972-1999 (bulk 1977-1995)
Collection Number: Y.USA.43
Abstract: Records of the Writers' Voice and Writers' Community programs, initiatives of the YMCA's arts and humanities program, including numerous cassette and video tapes of readings and interviews with well-known authors.
Quantity: 15 cubic feet (15 boxes).
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


HISTORY OF YMCA ARTS AND HUMANITIES PROGRAM

Art activities have played a role in YMCA programs throughout much of the movement's history. Arts and crafts activities were common at after-school programs and YMCA camps around the world. These early art programs included student performances, photography clubs, and painting courses, among other activities; however, these programs were created by the initiative of individual YMCA associations, rather than any concerted effort by the national movement.

In 1982, the YMCA national office hosted a consultation on the arts by inviting fifty associations with arts programs to present their work and program details to the larger YMCA movement. The next year, the YMCA held the National Seminar on the Arts, a three-day conference in Chautauqua, New York, which led to the creation of the YMCA's Arts Week and a comprehensive arts training program at four associations in the United States.

The Writer's Voice program, perhaps the most notable arts program of the YMCA, was conceived of by a New York writer named Jason Shinder in 1981. The program was based out of New York's West Side YMCA, and offered writing workshops and readings by prominent authors, including Allen Ginsberg, Isaac Asimov, Kurt Vonnegut and many others. In 1986, the Writer's Voice was merged with the Writers Community, a community-based writing initiative that would eventually place authors-in-residence to live and work in YMCAs. Following a $2.75 million grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund in 1991, the program was expanded to become the YMCA National Writer's Voice program, which led to the establishment of six literacy centers around the country.

Arts activities grew in popularity at YMCAs throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Some associations started to offer art activities for members, while others were even opening arts centers staffed with art and dance directors. YMCA camps and associations also offered residence programs for artists who wished work in YMCAs by teaching and creating art. In 1998, the YMCA announced that arts and humanities would become a “core program area” of the movement. Jason Shinder – the founder of the YMCA National Writer's Voice – was chosen to direct the YMCA's new arts and humanities program.

As schools and communities cut funding for arts programs, the YMCA has stepped up to fill the void by aspiring to become the largest and most influential arts provider for kids and adults in the United States. Since 1998, American YMCA arts programs have increased 29 percent on average annually, with more than 1,100 YMCAs claiming to be “arts-friendly” in 2012. In addition, the YMCA National Writer's Voice program has grown to include more than thirty YMCAs.

[ Historical information was adapted from the collection, as well as from "Gibson Foundation Supports YMCA Arts and Humanities Initiatives" (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/gibson-foundation-supports-ymca-arts-and-humanities-initiatives-56281592.html) ; "Laurel Blossom: The Writer's Community" (http://www.laurelblossom.com/writers-community.html) ; and "YMCA of Long Island: Cultural Arts" (http://www.ymcali.org/Association/Programs/Cultural-Arts.aspx) ]



SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

The arts and humanities collection is composed of material concerning the YMCA National Writer's Voice, the chief program of the YMCA's arts and humanities initiative. The collection ranges in date from 1977 to 1999. Earlier material from the collection was created by the Writers Community, a community writing workshop that merged with Writer's Voice in 1986. The Writer's Voice program was based out of New York's West Side YMCA since 1981; however, the program expanded nationally in 1991.

The collection contains a variety of material, including correspondence, applications, budget records, bank records, fundraising material, grant proposals, brochures, newsletters, poems, stories, manuscripts, reviews, newspaper articles, educational material on writing, volunteer/members lists, and reviews and information on workshops, panels, and lectures. Much of the correspondence concerns fundraising, publicity, and requests for writers to present at events. The correspondence of Jason Shinder, the founder of Writer's Voice and the first director of the YMCA's arts and humanities program, is also included in the collection.

Notably, the collection contains numerous VHS and cassette recordings of famous writers, journalists, and musicians who presented their work at Writers Community/Writer's Voice events. These individuals include Lou Reed, Walter Cronkite, Allen Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, Isaac Asimov, Kurt Vonnegut, Nora Ephron, John Updike, Margaret Atwood, and the music group Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Some correspondence from these individuals can also be found within the collection.



ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Use of Materials:
This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright, ownership, and to obtain all the necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.
Preferred Citation:
[Indicate the cited item and/or series here]. YMCA Arts and Humanities Program Records. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. University of Minnesota.
See the Chicago Manual of Style for additional examples.
Processing Information:
Processed as part of Fast Processing Project I, 2008. Material has been minimally processed. Folder descriptions may be general and material has been only loosely grouped into series.
Catalog Record ID number: 6418841


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

The following section contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection. To request materials, please note the corresponding box number.

Writer's Voice and Writer's Community:

Box 1 Dead Application File (Foundations/Corporations), 1977-1981.
Workman Publishing Co., 1983.
The Viking Press, 1979-1981.
University of Massachusetts Press, 1979.
Time-Life Books, 1982-1983.
Time, Inc., 1984.
The Swallow Press, 1977-1979.
Sports Illustrated, 1984.
Redbook/Hearst, 1982-1985.
Simon and Schuster, 1979-1985.
Random House, Inc., 1979-1980.
Putnam Publishing, 1984.
Princeton University Press, 1979-1980.
People Magazine, 1984.
Pantheon Books, 1983.
W. W. Norton & Co., 1979-1980.
Newsweek, 1983-1984.
New Yorker, 1984.
New York Times Foundation, 1985-1986.
New York Daily News, 1984.
New Directions, 1977-1978.
New American Library, 1980-1985.
The Nation, 1979-1983.
Ms. Magazine, 1984.
William Morrow & Co. Inc., 1979-1985.
William Morris Agency, 1979-1984.
McGraw-Hill Inc., 1979-1984.
MacMillan Foundation, 1979-1984.
Little, Brown and Co., 1979-1980.
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1979-1985.
Richard Huttner Agency, 1979-1980.
Houghton-Mifflin, 1979-1984.
Holt, Reinhart & Winston, 1980-1985.
Harper & Row, 1982-1985.
Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1979-1984.
Grove Press, 1980-1982.
Greenfield Review Press, 1983-1984.
Sanford J. Greenberger Associates, 1979-1980.
Goodman Associates, 1979-1980.
David R. Godine, Publisher, 1979-1980.
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1979-1984.
Dutton Publishing Co., 1982.
Cycle Press, undated.
Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1979-1980.
Connoisseur, 1984.
Brandt & Brandt, 1982.
Book-of-the-Month Club, 1982-1985.
Black Sparrow Press, 1977-1979.
Barnes & Noble, 1984.
Atheneum Publishers, 1979.
Aron Books, 1980-1982.
Arbor House, 1982.
Agents Solicitation, 1979.
Fund Raising Letters -- Publishers, 1984.
Corporate Fundraising, 1983-1985.
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1979-1984.
Consultants/Office Help, 1981-1982.
Volunteers, 1980-1984.
Resume: Blossom, undated.
Job Applicants/Interns, 1983-1984.
Sharon O'Connell, 1985.
Vacation, 1985.
Statistics, 1979.
Questionnaires, 1981.
Program Suggestions, 1985.
Guest Lists & Clippings, 1980.
Invite to WC Party, 1980.
Contracts, 1984.
Party June 1st, 1983.
Party April 28th, 1982.
Business of Being a Writer, 1984.
Literary Census, 1978.
Correspondence: NY State Representatives, 1978-1984.
Workshop Evaluations MDB, 1984.
Original "Marc's Letter" Brochure, undated.
Workshop Evaluations, 1982-1985.
Brochure, 1985.
Business of Being a Writer, 1984-1985.
Business of Being a Writer, 1985.
Business of Being a Writer, 1984-1985.
Seminar -- Tom Guinzburg, 1983.
Panels, 1983.
Studio, 1984-1985.
Playwright Studio, 1984-1985.
Tom Guinzgurg -- Letters, 1984.
Seminar -- Possibilities, 1984.
Dalton School Auditorium, undated.
Seminars, 1983.
Master Classes/Readings, 1977.
Master Classes/Readings, 1977.
Master Classes/Readings, 1978.
Mailing: 1000 NYC Writers: Readings/MC Agency -- Xerox Survey, 1979.
Master Classes/Readings, 1978.
Master Classes/Readings, 1979.
Master Classes/Readings, 1979.
Master Classes/Readings, 1981.
July Mailing, 1985.
Readings, 1983-1984.
Readings, 1985.
Readings, 1984-1985.
Master Classes/Readings, 1982-1983.
Master Classes/Readings, 1977-1980.
Requests for Readings, 1979-1983.
Considerations for Readings, 1984.
Forche/Svendsen Reading, 1984.
Reading and Master Classes Correspondence, 1983-1984.
Readings -- Press Releases, 1983-1984.
Cabalquinto -- Filipino, 1988.
Press Release, 1983.
Readings: How To Info, undated.
Future Projects, 1983.
Writer-in-Residence Evaluations, 1977-1981.
Correspondence: Charles Wright, undated.
Correspondence: Richard Wilbur, 1978-1982.
Wolitzer, 1986.
Correspondence: Eleanor Wilner, 1979.
Correspondence: Arturo Vivante, 1979.
Correspondence: Robert Towers, 1978.
Correspondence: Peter Taylor, 1979-1982.
Correspondence: Carolyn Stoloff, 1983.
Correspondence: Charles Simic, 1978-1983.
Correspondence: Robert Shapiro, undated.
Correspondence: Lore Segal, 1976.
Schnackenberg, 1985-1986.
Includes photographs.
Correspondence: Judith Rossner, 1977.
Correspondence: Grace Paley, 1979.
Correspondence: Cynthia Ozick, 1977-1979.
Correspondence: Tim O'Brien, 1976-1979.
Correspondence: John F. Nims, 1978.
Correspondence: Charles Newman, 1978.
Correspondence: Toni Morrison, 1977-1981.
Correspondence: Grace Mojtabai, 1978.
Correspondence: Leonard Michaels, 1979.
Correspondence: James Merrill, 1978.
Correspondence: Heather McHugh, 1978.
Correspondence: Joe McElroy, undated.
Correspondence: Mekeel McBride, 1978.
Correspondence: Wallace Markfield, 1977.
Correspondence: Robie Macauley, 1977.
Correspondence: Thomas Lux, 1978.
Correspondence: Phil Levine, 1978.
Caroline Leavitt, 1983.
Correspondence: Bob Hass, 1978-1979.
Shirley Hazzard, 1982.
Correspondence: Joseph Heller, 1977.
Correspondence: Edward Hoagland, 1972-1979.
Correspondence: Irving Howe, 1979.
Correspondence: Collette Inez, undated.
Correspondence: Denis Johnson, 1982.
Includes photographs.
Correspondence: Diane Johnson, 1977-1979.
Correspondence: Jamaica Kinkaid, 1978.
Correspondence: Maxime Kumin, 1978.
Correspondence: Stanley Kunitz, 1978.
Correspondence: Ursula K. Le Guin, 1978.
Box 2 Paris Review Reading, 1982.
Yale Younger Series Award Reading at Voice, 1982.
Musical Preludes -- Info -- Bios, 1977.
Translation Series West Side, 1982.
Gwendolin Brooks Reading, 1982.
A Coupla Playwrights Sitting Around Talks, 1984.
NYSCA Town Meeting, 1984.
Spring Reading Series, 1982.
PEN American Center Reading, 1982.
Lists, 1982.
Summer Workshop Info, 1982.
Correspondence to Jason Shinder, 1981-1982.
Writers' Voice Chapbook Original Manuscript, 1983.
Inquiries to Teach Workshop, 1982-1983.
Handful of Poems -- Reading, 1982.
Writers' Voice Chapbook 2nd original text, 1982.
The Young Writers' Voice, 1982.
Jorge Luis Borges Reading, 1982.
Correspondence From Jason Shinder, 1982-1983.
Fall '81 Schedule/Proposal, 1981.
An Evening of Polish Poetry and Prose, 1984.
Ann Bernays & George Trow, 1984.
People who Want to Teach, 1984, 1985.
Dutch Interior, 1984.
Loudon Wainwright III, 1984.
The Psychology of Being a Writer, 1984.
Marge Piercy, 1984.
Sonia Pilcer & T. Gertler, 1984.
Fall Reading Series, 1984.
Mayor Edward Koch, 1984.
Fall Fiction and Poetry New Voice Awards: Jill Bialosky, John Horgan, 1984.
Winter/Spring Reading Series: Misc., 1984.
New Direction: Carl Rakosi, Allman, Glassgold, 1985.
Norman Mailer Reading, 1983.
DM Thomas, 1983.
Elizabeth Arthur, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, 1983.
William Burroughs, Stewart Meyers, 1983.
Divided Light, 1983.
Andrei Voznesensky, 1983.
George Plimpton, 1983.
Turkish: Merwin, Halman, Swann, Nemet-Nezat, 1983.
Valenzula Rabassa, 1983.
CAPS; Bogin, Svodoba, Skoyles, Zeiger, 1983.
Derricot, Olds and Sternberg, 1983.
Nikki Giovanni, 1983.
Bell, Forché, Graham, Williams, 1983.
FAWC -- Cassells, Brock-Broido, Fish, Fulton, Huntington, 1983.
Native Americans: Burns, Decarah, Geiogaman, 1983.
Scheduling Winter/Spring, 1983.
Misc. Correspondence, 1983.
Winter/Spring New Voice Playwright: Bara Casely, 1983.
New Voice Fiction: Marion Levine, 1983.
Capricorn Award Hilda Morley, 1983.
Eileen Simpson/Joyce Johnson, 1983.
Louis Simpson & Philip Schultz, 1984.
Workshop: Free-Trial Registration etc., 1983.
The Record -- Voice Magazine, 1982.
Workshop Chapbook Soliciting Letter, 1982.
Workshop Campaign, 1983.
Student Correspondence Writing Workshops, 1983.
Workshop Instructor Correspondence, 1983.
Workshop: Mail Campaign Letters, 1983.
Workshop Instructors' Addresses/Phone numbers, 1983.
Writer's Choice Ginsberg, Antler, Clausen, Cope, 1983.
Bowling Tournament:
Box 3 Bowling Tournament, 1986-1987.
Bowling Tournament Corporations, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Invitation Response Yes, 1985.
Celebrity List, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Chairman Correspondence, 1985.
Roz Chast, 1985.
William Kennedy, 1985.
Madison Square Garden Contract, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Entertainment, 1985.
Insurance Coverage, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Individual Invitations, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Info, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Invitation Response No, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Invitation Letters Corporation, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Letters Individual, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Lane Assignments, 1985.
Lanes Sold, 1985.
Reply Forms, 1985.
All Lists, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Mailings, 1985.
Bowling Tournament MC, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Menu/ Harry Stevens, 1985.
Program, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Publicity, 1985.
Seaver Letter to Publishers, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Tickets, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Budget, 1984.
Bowling Tournament Raffle, 1985.
Volunteer Info, 1985.
Plimpton Party, 1985.
Bowling Tournament Volunteers, 1985.
Plimpton Bowling Tournament, 1985.
Plimpton Party Follow-up, Thanks Letters, 1985.
Model Farms Thank You Letters, 1985.
Press Kits, 1985.
Plimpton Party, 1985.
Lists Used for Plimpton Party, 1983-1984.
Corporations - Confirmations, 1984.
Bowling Tournament Follow-Up Letter, 1984.
Corporations - No, 1984. 2 folders.
Bowling Tournament Invitation, 1984.
Bowling Tournament Follow-Up Letter, 1984.
Bowling Tournament Program, 1984.
People Weekly Photos, 1984.
Includes photographs.
Bowling Tournament Corporations - Letter of Invitation, 1984.
Chairmen, 1984.
Al Silverman - Letters, 1984.
Inviting Committee List, 1984.
Invitation Lists - Committee Members, 1984.
Bowling Tournament Inviting Committee, 1984.
Timeline, 1984.
Comp. List, 1984.
Guest List, 1984.
Lane Assignments, 1984.
Press List, 1984.
Reservations List, 1984.
Team List, 1984.
Lists for Bowling Tournament, 1984.
Bowling Tournament - Final Standings, 1984.
Tickets Unaccounted For, 1984.
Volunteer List, 1984.
Bowling Tournament Volunteers, 1984.
Chart of Jobs, 1984.
Correspondence, 1983-1984.
Entertainment, 1984.
Reply Forms, undated.
Bowling Tournament Follow-Up, 1984.
Madison Square Garden, 1983-1984.
Menu, 1984.
FY - Expenses, Operating, Bowling Tournament, 1984.
Bowling Tournament Packages, 1983-1984.
Bowler's Journal, 1983.
Posters/ Notes, undated.
Press Releases, undated.
Program, 1984.
Publicity, 1984.
Scores, 1984.
Timeline, 1984.
Volunteer - Jeff Brown, undated.
Box 10 Bowling Tournament Contact List, 1984.
Lanes: No, But Apply for General Support, 1982.
Press, 1982.
Bowling Guest Lists, 1982.
Bowling Gift Certificates, 1982-1983.
Responses, 1982.
Kinnell, 1982-1983.
Plimpton, 1982.
Inviting Committee, 1982.
Chairs, Inviting Committee: Pending, 1982.
Chairs, Inviting Committee: No, 1982.
Lanes: No, 1982.
Lanes: Yes, 1982.
Box 11 Lanes, 1982.
Mailing Lists, 1982.
Facility, 1982.
Shirts, 1982.
Budget, 1982.
Cheri, 1982.
Publicity, 1982.
Bowling Tournament Photos, 1982-1983.
Volunteers, 1982.
Donated Services, 1982.
Bowling Tournament, 1982.
Bowling Follow-up, 1982-1984.
NEA:
Box 3 Correspondence, 1985.
NEA: Members, 1981.
NEA, 1985-1986.
NEA Proposal, 1984-1985.
NEA, 1981.
NEA, 1983-1984.
NEA, 1982-1983.
NEA Proposal, 1980-1981.
NEA Proposal, 1979-1980.
NEA Proposal, 1978-1979.
NEA Proposal, 1978.
NEA Proposal, 1977-1978.
NEA Grant, 1978-1979.
NYSCA:
Box 4 Application, 1983-1984.
Final Report FY, 1983.
Newsletter, 1984.
Supplementary Grant, 1982-1983.
Grant, 1981-1982.
FY, 1982-1983.
Proposal, 1981-1982.
Grant, 1980-1981.
Proposal, 1980-1981.
Supplemental Grant, 1980.
Grant, 1979-1980.
Proposal, 1979-1980.
Literature Panel, 1979.
Grant, 1978-1979.
Proposal, 1978-1979.
Proposal, 1977-1978.
Poets and Writers:
Box 4 Coda Advertising Rate Card, 1985.
Poets and Writers, 1985-1986.
Poets and Writers, 1984-1985.
Poets and Writers Grant, 1983-1984.
Grant, 1982-1983.
Proposal, 1980-1981.
Grant, 1979-1980.
Proposal, 1979-1980.
Grant, 1978-1979.
Grant, 1977-1978.
Grant, 1977.
Correspondence with Legislators, 1981.
Readings, Applications, and Guidelines, 1984-1985.
Fundraising Information and Packages:
Box 4 Fundraising Packages, 1984-1985.
Lists File/ Fundraising, 1984.
Fundraising Info, 1980-1981.
Fundraising Packages, 1983-1984.
Correspondence, 1980-1982.
Network Info Requests, 1985.
Network Workshop, 1985.
The Writers Chapter Theatre, 1984.
Correspondence, 1984.
Writers Network Contracts, undated.
Fundraising Notes, 1984.
Press Releases, 1984-1985.
The Writers Network Proposals, undated.
The Writers Network Publicity, 1984.
Network Requirements, 1985.
Resume - Writers Network, 1984.
Future Applications, 1984.
Readings/ Programs, 1985.
May's File, 1983.
Writers Network, 1985.
Network Meetings, 1985.
Writers Network Finance, 1985.
The Writers Network Budget, 1984-1985.
Anthology Research, 1977.
Divided Light - Father-Son Poems, undated.
Poems, undated.
Persea Books, 1983.
Divided Light - Uncorrected Page Proofs, 1983.
Father Son Bibliography, undated.
Acknowledgements, 1983.
The Voices of Sons, undated.
Penguin Books, 1978.
Poems, undated.
Poems, undated.
Box 5 Poems, undated.
Letters from Publishers- Father and Son Anthology, 1978-1980.
Poems, undated.
Table of Contents - Father and Soon Anthology, undated.
Permission Info Received, 1978-1982.
Permissions Contracts, Letters, Miscellaneous - Divided Light, 1978-1983.
Divided Light - Permissions List, 1980-1984.
Sheepmeadow Press Contract, 1983.
Photographs Father and Son, 1983.
Includes photographs.
Introduction and Preface - Father and Son Anthology, 1983. 2 folders.
Divided Light Press, undated.
Divided Light - Photo Credits and Bills, undated.
Blurbs for Divided Light, 1979-1980.
Correspondence, 1980-1983.
Correspondence Not Recorded, 1983-1984.
Divided Light - Addresses of Contributors, 1982.
Copies of Letters, 1979-1982.
National Father's Day Committee, 1980-1981.
Divided Light, undated.
Writers Community Miscellaneous, 1985-1987.
Peer Studios Fiction, 1987.
Fiction and Poetry Workshop, 1984.
Writers Community Lists, 1984-1986.
Student Info / Questionnaires Poetry, 1986.
Poetry Workshop, 1987.
Fiction, 1987.
Larkin Workshop Questionnaires, 1987.
Leavitt Workshop Student Questionnaires, 1987.
Student Info/ Questionnaires PONSOT/ BRONER Workshops, 1988.
Student Info Knight - poetry, Stern - Fiction, 1988.
Student Info Berg/ Miller, 1989.
Correspondence, 1984-1985.
Workshop Members Poetry and Fiction, 1983.
Writers Community Transitional Correspondence, 1986-1987.
Writers Community, 1986.
Correspondence, 1985.
Fiction Workshop, 1987.
Writers Community Applications, 1987.
Writers Community Workshop/ Studio Applications, 1988.
Writers-in-Residence Applicants, 1987-1988.
Quincy Troupe, 1985-1987.
Teachers, 1986.
Writers-in-Residence, 1986-1987.
Scott Robert Sommer, 1986.
Office Employees:
Box 5 Employee Benefits, undated.
Consultant, undated.
Criticism Workshop, 1985.
Writer-in-Residence Letters, 1985.
Responses to Questionnaire, 1984.
Workshops Academic and Non-Academic, 1983.
Applicants:
Box 6 Non-Fiction Money, 1985.
Poetry Workshop Questionnaire, 1985.
Fiction Budget, 1984.
Workshop Applicant Lists, 1987.
Reports, 1987.
Fiction Workshop Members, 1986.
Poetry Workshop Members, 1986.
Student Questionnaires - Wolitzer, 1986.
Workshop/ Peer Studio Members, 1986-1987.
Peer Studio Participants, Applications, 1986.
Poetry Studio Bios, 1985.
Profile of Fall Applicants, 1985.
Poetry Applicants, 1985.
Banks Questionnaire, 1985.
Applicants, 1985.
Letters to Banks with Fall Fiction Applicants, 1985.
Studio, 1983-1985.
Writers-in-Residence Applicants, 1985.
Nonfiction Applicants - Lopate, 1985.
Hacker, Workshop Questionnaire and Letters, 1983.
Poetry Bios, 1984.
Bios Fiction Fall, 1984.
Applicants, 1982.
Applicants, 1982.
Applicants, 1981.
Applicants, 1980.
Applicants, 1980.
Applicants, 1979.
Applicants Poetry, 1979.
Cover Letters Accepted Applications Fiction, 1979.
Cover Letters Accepted Applications Poetry, 1979.
Cover Letters, Workshop Fiction and Poetry, 1979.
Applicants, 1977.
Local Publications, 1990-1999.
Local Publications, 1990-1999.
Newsletter, 1991-1992.
Newsletter, 1993.
Newsletter, 1994.
Mailing List: Rental/ Exchange, 1980.
Mailing Lists, 1980.
Mailing List: Changes, 1982.
Newsletter, 1979-1983.
Machines: Booklets, 1987-1990.
Mailing List: Master, 1981-1982.
News Items, 1985.
News: Volume 1, 1979.
News: Volume 2, 1980.
Printers Dummies and Copy, 1975.
Printed Material, 1982.
Printing, 1983-1997.
News, 1983.
WCN, 1984.
PIP- Fee Schedule, 1976-1977.
Poetry: Ad Rates, undated.
Publicity: Bookstores Possibilities, undated.
News: Inclusion Letter, undated.
News Volume 1, 1982.
News: Liberty Letter, 1980.
Contributors, 1985.
List of Corporate and Foundation Grants, 1979-1984.
Fundraising Lists, 1983-1984.
Fundraising Letters Reading, 1983-1985.
Key to Foundation/ Corporation File, undated.
Donor Update File, 1985.
ABC, 1982-1986.
AMT, 1983.
American Stock Exchange, 1982-1984.
AVIS, 1982-1983.
Avon Foundation, 1983-1984.
Bakker and Taylor, 1983-1984.
Bankers Trust Co., 1983.
William Bingham Foundation, 1981-1985.
Bingham Foundation Grant, 1980-1981.
William Bingham Foundation Grant, 1979-1980.
Bingham Foundation Grant, 1978-1979.
Bingham Foundation Grant, 1977-1978.
Bingham Foundation Grant, 1976-1977.
Caedmon, 1983.
CBS, 1982-1985.
Chase Manhattan Bank, 1982-1984.
Chemical Bank, 1982.
Citibank, 1982-1985.
Columbia Pictures, 1982-1983.
Cassette and VHS Recordings:
Also includes photographs.
Box 7-AV Lou Reed, 1991. VHS tape.
Arts in America with Walter Cronkite, undated. VHS tape.
Missing Scenes from Great Movies II, 1990. VHS tape.
George Plimpton, 1992. VHS tape.
Pages from the Past, 1992. VHS tape.
Male Poets of St. Louis, 1992. VHS tape.
David Clewell, 1991. VHS tape.
Writer's Voice at Silver Bay, undated. VHS tape.
Artworks Youth Programs, 1992. VHS tape.
R-1, undated. VHS tape.
Helena Presentation NTSC, undated. VHS tape.
R-2, undated. VHS tape.
R-3, undated. VHS tape.
20/20 Jason, undated. VHS tape.
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Symposium, 1993. VHS tape.
Glenn Savan, 1991. VHS tape.
Poetry Special National Writer's Voice Project, 1992. VHS tape.
Anne Frank as a Diarist, 1989. VHS tape.
Legendary Songs Chris Shaw/ Jan Berggren, 1991. VHS tape.
Untitled, undated. VHS tape.
Kodak Untitled, undated. VHS tape.
Stanley Ekin, 1991. VHS tape.
The Writer's Voice October, 1992. VHS tape.
Marsha Cann and Percy Wells, 1991. VHS tape.
Readings Paul Pines and Sue Halpern, undated. VHS tape.
Helene Aylon: Post Script, undated. VHS tape.
The Working Class Kitchen at Alfalfa's, 1993. Cassette.
William Kennedy, 1988. Cassette.
Richard Price, 1982. Cassette.
#17, 1993. Cassette.
#15 and #16, 1993. Cassette.
#13 and #14, 1993. Cassette.
#11 and #12, 1993. Cassette.
Writers from the Quarterly, 1988. Cassette.
Out West, 1988. Cassette.
Peter Cameron/ David Leavitt, 1987. Cassette.
Writers Community Reading, 1987. Cassette.
Writer's Community First Anniversary, 1992. Cassette.
Sam Hamill and Christopher Yohmei Blasdel - Watching the Waves, 1989. Cassette.
Bernie Extemporaneous II, 1983. Cassette.
Adrienne Rich Tape 1, undated. Cassette.
Open Voice Contest, undated. Cassette.
HF 120 untitled, undated. Cassette.
Sandra Maria Esteves, 1992. Cassette.
Neale Hurston, 1990. Cassette.
Allen Ginsberg - Antler, Clausen, Cope, 1983. Cassette.
#9 and #10, 1993. Cassette.
#7 and #8, 1993. Cassette.
#5 and #6, 1993. Cassette.
#3 and #4, 1993. Cassette.
R-2, undated. Cassette.
New School Group Reading, 1995. Cassette.
New School, 1994. Cassette.
R-1, undated. Cassette.
#1 and #2, 1993. Cassette.
The Hunt for Red October and Familiar Ground, undated. Cassette.
Adrienne Rich, undated. Cassette.
Bradley/ Cassian, undated. Cassette.
10/11, undated. Cassette.
Untitled, undated. Cassette.
The Fiction Collective, undated. Cassette.
11/1/91, 1991. Cassette.
First Love - Early Writing, undated. Cassette.
First Love - Early Writing, undated. Cassette.
#5, 1992. Cassette.
#2, 1992. Cassette.
#3, 1992. Cassette.
#4, 1992. Cassette.
#1, 1992. Cassette.
#2, 1992. Cassette.
#1, 1992. Cassette.
Tap Room, 1992. Cassette.
Men, undated. Cassette.
Hispanic #2, 1991. Cassette.
Frued as/ for Writers #1, 1988. Cassette.
Ralph Ellison, 1986. Cassette.
Czech Literature, undated. Cassette.
Antonio Vivaldi the Four Seasons, undated. Cassette.
Meg Wolizter and Mary Gaitskill, 1988. Cassette.
NPSAW, 1988. Cassette.
Frued as/ for Writers #2, 1988. Cassette.
Peter Cameron/ David Leavitt, undated. Cassette.
The American Arts Project Volume 1 Number 3, 1984. Cassette.
Norman Mailer, 1983. Cassette.
Isaac Asimov, undated. Cassette.
Writers Voice Award Night, 1988. Cassette.
10/25/91, 1991. Cassette.
Born in the USA, 1988. Cassette.
Isaac Asimov, 1987. Cassette.
Harper and Row, 1987. Cassette.
Freud as/ for Writers #1, 1988. Cassette.
Benie Extemporaneous III, 1983. Cassette.
Penguin Contemporary Fiction, undated. Cassette.
American Writers Genius for Self Destruction, 1988. Cassette.
Isaac Asimov, undated. Cassette.
2nd Celebration/ Arte Publico, 1990. Cassette.
Poets, undated. Cassette.
Leora Anecdotes, 1989. Cassette.
the Essential John Donne, 1988. Cassette.
Mare Berger, undated. Cassette.
Isaac Asimov, undated. Cassette.
Hungarian Writers, undated. Cassette.
David Bradley and Nina Cassian, 1990. Cassette.
Literary Magazine, undated. Cassette.
The American Arts Project Volume 1 Number 3, 1984. Cassette.
The American Arts Project Volume 1 Number 1, 1983. Cassette.
Poetry Reading Naropa Institute Carol, Gallup, Sam Kashner, Kenneth Koch, 1979. Cassette.
Anne Frank as a Diarist, 1989. Cassette.
Anne Frank as a Diarist, 1989. Cassette.
Box 8-AV Knopf Poetry Series, undated. Cassette.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Tape 2, 1985. Cassette.
Sports Writers, 1985. Cassette.
Knopf Poetry Series, undated. Cassette.
Essential Poets, 1987. Cassette.
untitled, undated. Cassette.
J. Ashberry/ J. Updike, 1989. Cassette.
Columbia MFA Program, undated. Cassette.
Writers from Christopher Street #2, 1985. Cassette.
Open Voice Awards, 1987. Cassette.
Open Voice Awards, 1987. Cassette.
Eileen Simpson/Joyce Johnson, 1983. Cassette.
Alcoholism and American Writer #1, 1989. Cassette.
New York's Finest: NYC Policement, 1986. Cassette.
Essential Poets, 1987. Cassette.
Spy Magazine, 1987. Cassette.
the Marilyn J. Band, 1984. Cassette.
Penguin Contemporary Fiction, undated. Cassette.
Okai Readings, 1978. Cassette.
the Cutting Room Floor #2, 1989. Cassette.
Cartoonists Tape 1, 1990. Cassette.
untitled, undated. Cassette.
Hungarian Writers, undated. Cassette.
Computron #2, undated. Cassette.
James Baldwin, 1985. Cassette.
Saul Bellow Tape 1, 1985. Cassette.
Saul Bellow Tape 2, 1985. Cassette.
Jack Newfield - Jimmy Breslin, 1984. Cassette.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Tape 1, 1985. Cassette.
David Ignatow, 1979. Cassette.
David Ignatow, 1979. Cassette.
Columbia MFA Program, undated. Cassette.
Open Voice Award Winners, 1988. Cassette.
Neale Hurston #2, undated. Cassette.
Ellen Currie and Joan Larkin, 1987. Cassette.
Jack Newfield - Jimmy Breslin, 1987. Cassette.
Isaac Asimov, 1991. Cassette.
Ellen Currie and Joan Larkin, 1987. Cassette.
Writers from Arte Publico, 1989. Cassette.
Writers Community Reading, 1986. Cassette.
Writers Community, 1986. Cassette.
Marilyn French and Valerie Miner, 1984. Cassette.
the American Arts Project Volume 1 Number 4, 1984. Cassette.
UX-S90 Untitled, undated. Cassette.
untitled, undated. Cassette.
Wolverine, 1991. Cassette.
Madelaine DeFries, Donald Junkins, Paul Mariani, 1984. Cassette.
Hungarian Writers, 1987. Cassette.
the American Arts Project Volume 1 Number 6, 1984. Cassette.
Howl and Other Poems Allen Ginsberg, 1981. Cassette.
untitled, undated. Cassette.
Governor Mario M. Cuomo #1, 1984. Cassette.
Governor Mario M. Cuomo #2, 1984. Cassette.
Governor Mario M. Cuomo #3, 1984. Cassette.
12/12/21 II, 1991. Cassette.
Canada #1, 1991. Cassette.
Canada #1, 1991. Cassette.
Rap #2, . Cassette.
Penguin Contemporary Fiction, undated. Cassette.
untitled, undated. Cassette.
Richard Mossin, undated. Cassette.
Essential Lord Byron, 1989. Cassette.
the American Arts Project Volume 1 Number 2, undated. Cassette.
the American Arts Project Volume 1 Number 6, 1984. Cassette.
Screenwriters, 1989. Cassette.
Divided Light: Father and Son Poems, 1983. Cassette.
James Baldwin, 1983. Cassette.
T. Wolfe, 1985. Cassette.
Margaret Atwood, 1985. Cassette.
Hispanic Literature in the USA, 1989. Cassette.
Gay and Lesbian Poetry, 1989. Cassette.
Benri Extemporaneous I, 1983. Cassette.
Peter Cameron/ David Leavitt, undated. Cassette.
Writers from Arte Publico, 1989. Cassette.
Zora Neale Hurston #1, 1990. Cassette.
Inside Track, undated. Cassette.
D. M. Thomas, 1983. Cassette.
Cartoonists Tape 2, undated. Cassette.
Bradley/ Cassian Tape 1, 1990. Cassette.
NY Foundation/ Arts, 1988. Cassette.
Canada #2, 1991. Cassette.
Rap #1, 1991. Cassette.
Galway Kinnel, undated. Cassette.
Up Front, 1989. Cassette.
The Fiction Collective, undated. Cassette.
Lawrence Joseph and Anthony Petrosky, 1985. Cassette.
West Side Spirit, 1987. Cassette.
Exchange Poets/ California, 1988. Cassette.
These are the Good Old Days, undated. Cassette.
James Baldwin, 1985. Cassette.
Carolyn Forche, 1988. Cassette.
First Books Tape #1, 1990. Cassette.
Writers from Christopher Street #1, 1985. Cassette.
John Updike, 1991. Cassette.
Robert Creeley and Denise Levertov, 1984. Cassette.
Samuel Barber, 1915. Cassette.
In Our Time: Gay and Lesbian Poetry #2, 1989. Cassette.
Mayor Edward I. Koch, 1984. Cassette.
Mayor Edward I. Koch #1, 1984. Cassette.
Hispanic Literature in the USA, 1989. Cassette.
Philip Levine, 1987. Cassette.
Dana Davis and Original Tunes, undated. Cassette.
untitled, undated. Cassette.
Alcoholism and American Writer, 1989. Cassette.
Garrison Keillor, 1989. Cassette.
Bartholomew Guill and Robert Upton, 1985. Cassette.
The Writer's Voice April 28, 1989. Cassette.
Helena and Introduction Tape 2, 1988. Cassette.
Wolverine #2, 1991. Cassette.
the American Arts Project Volume 1 Number 2, 1984. Cassette.
Helena Ch. 3 and 4 Tape 5, 1988. Cassette.
Jean Avel Tape 2, 1990. Cassette.
In our Time: Gay and Lesbian Poetry #1, 1989. Cassette.
Alexei Rybnikob Unos and Avos, undated. Cassette.
Divided Light: Father and Son Poems, 1983. Cassette.
Fischer Untitled, undated. Cassette.
Helena Ch. 1 Tape 3, 1988. Cassette.
Ralph Ellison, 1986. Cassette.
Columbia University, 1988. Cassette.
Isaac Asimov #1, undated. Cassette.
Isaac Asimov #1, undated. Cassette.
untitled, undated. Cassette.
the Cutting Room Floor #1, 1989. Cassette.
Humorists from Spy Magazine, 1989. Cassette.
Humorists from Spy Magazine, 1989. Cassette.
The Psychology of Being a Writer, 1984. Cassette.
Nora Ephron Screenwriter, 1989. Cassette.
untitled, undated. Cassette.
In the Beginning, 1987. Cassette.
Canada #2, 1991. Cassette.
Cornelius Eady and Allan Gurganus, 1987. Cassette.
Kenneth Silverman and Aileen Ward, 1986. Cassette.
Helena Interviews on Introduction and Miscellaneous Tape 1, 1988. Cassette.
First Books Tape #1, 1990. Cassette.
Ursula Le Guin, 1990. Cassette.
R-3, undated. Cassette.
TDK Untitled, undated. Cassette.
A Snake in the Heart Palmas - La Mujer, undated. Cassette.
Hispanic Literature Tape 2, 1991. Cassette.
Rap #1, 1991. Cassette.
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young Album, undated. Cassette.
David Bradley and Nina Cassian, undated. Cassette.
Robert Creeley and Scott Spencer, 1990. Cassette.
H. Kureishi/ R. Price, 1990. Cassette.
Childhood Stories/ John Paul Lee, 1991. Cassette.
Jean Avel, undated. Cassette.
Allen Ginsberg, 1993. Cassette.
T. Coraghessan Boyle and Sue Miller, 1989. Cassette.
National Poetry Series, 1988. Cassette.
R.Creeley/ S. Spencer, 1990. Cassette.
T. C. Boyle and Sue Miller, 1989. Cassette.
James Baldwin: The Legacy Tape 2, 1989. Cassette.
10/17/1991, 1991. Cassette.
Rap #2, 1991. Cassette.
Hispanic Arte Publico Tape #1, 1991. Cassette.
Jean Avel, undated. Cassette.
First Love - Early Writing, undated. Cassette.
Ursula Leguin, 1990. Cassette.
Computron Untitled, undated. Cassette.
Anex Untitled, undated. Cassette.
Liszt and Schumann Pieces on the Piano, undated. Cassette.
Helena Ch. 5 Tape 6, 1988. Cassette.
James Baldwin: The Legacy Tape 1, 1989. Cassette.
James Welch, 1993. Cassette.
Adrienne Rich, undated. Cassette.
Essential Wordsworth, 1988. Cassette.
Personal Best, 1988. Cassette.
Ray Charles, undated. Cassette.
Alcoholism in American Writer #2, 1989. Cassette.
Carol Hebald, 1988. Cassette.
Memorex Untitled, . Cassette.
10/4, undated. Cassette.
Radio Shack Untitled, undated. Cassette.
Ralph Ellison, 1986. Cassette.
Scotch Untitled, undated. Cassette.
Missing Scenes II #2, 1990. Cassette.
YMCA, undated. Cassette.
Maxell Untitled, undated. Cassette.
Helena Ch. 2, 1988. Cassette.
Sarah Miles, undated. Cassette.
M. Burkard and D. Johnson, 1988. Cassette.
Ursula Leguin, 1990. Cassette.
Poetry of James Wright, 1990. Cassette.
Zora Neale Hurston #2, 1990. Cassette.
Freud as/ for Writers #2, 1988. Cassette.
Robert Penn Warren, undated. Cassette.
Benri Extemporaneous II, 1983. Cassette.
Readings from Winter Fishing by Frank Conway, undated. Cassette.
Nora Ephron Screenwriter, 1989. Cassette.
11/13, undated. Cassette.
2nd Annual Celebration of Arte Public Press, 1990. Cassette.
2nd Annual Celebration of Arte Public Press, 1990. Cassette.
Box 9-AV Over Forty, undated. Cassette.
October, 1992. Cassette.
Franz Schubert The Eastman Trio and Friends, 1978. Cassette.
First Light: Mother and Son Poems, undated. Cassette.
The Essential Wyatt, undated. Cassette.
The Essential Wyatt, undated. Cassette.
The Y's Way to a Healthy Back, undated. Cassette.
The Y's Way to a Healthy Back, undated. Cassette.
M. Amis and F. Weldon, 1988. Cassette.
Writers and Aids, 1988. Cassette.
Sam Hamill and Christopher Yohmei Blasdel - Watching the Waves, 1989. Cassette.
Margaret Atwood Tape II, 1985. Cassette.
Margaret Atwood, 1985. Cassette.
Writer's Voice, 1991. Cassette.
Essential Poets Levine on Keats, undated. Cassette.
L. Merriwether, W. Brown, R. L. Bran, 1992. Cassette.
Marvin's Lament/ Windspeak, undated. Cassette.
untitled, undated. Cassette.
Poetry International Program 1, undated. Cassette.
Missing Scenes II #1, 1990. Cassette.
3M Standard Dictating Cassette, undated. Cassette.
Maxell Untitled, undated. Cassette.
Computron Untitled, undated. Cassette.
TDK Untitled, undated. Cassette.
Lovey Williams Yes That's My Real Name, undated. Cassette.
Writer's Voice, 1991. Cassette.
Lou Reed and Jim Carroll Tape I, 1984. Cassette.
Lou Reed and Jim Carroll Tape II, 1984. Cassette.
First Love, undated. Cassette.
First Love Reading, 1982. Cassette.
First Love Reading, 1982. Cassette.
Margaret Atwood, 1985. Cassette.
Female Portrait, undated. Photograph.
Male Portrait, undated. Photograph.
Female Portrait, undated. Photograph.
Male Portrait, undated. Photograph.
Box 10 Con Edison, 1979-1985.
Department of Cultural Affairs, 1982-1986.
Equitable Life Assurance, 1982.
Exxon Lunde Follow-Up, 1982.
Freeport McMoran, 1983.
General Electric, 1982-1985.
Herman Goldman Foundation, 1982.
W. R. Grace and Company, 1982-1983.
The Gramercy Park Foundation, 1984-1985.
Group W Cable, 1984.
Gulf and Western Industries, 1984-1985.
HBO, 1982-1984.
Hallmark Cards, 1983-1984.
Heckscher Foundation, 1984.
Irving Trust Company, 1980.
Writers Community Jerome Foundation Proposal, 1986.
Johnson and Higgins, 1983.
Kaplan Fund, 1979-1982.
Jerome Foundation, 1984.
Kaplan Residency Program, 1978.
Lever Brothers, 1983.
Joe and Emily Lowe Foundation, 1983.
MacArthur Foundation, 1980-1981.
Macy's, 1982.
Manufacturers Hanover, 1984.
Manhattan Savings Bank, .
Merrill Lynch and Company, 1983.
Metropolitan Life, 1983.
Mony, 1982-1983.
Morgan Guaranty Trust, undated.
Philip Morris Inc., 1982-1983.
National Bank of North America, 1982.
New Hope Foundation, 1982.
New Land Foundation, 1983.
New York Community Trust, 1985.
New York Magazine, 1984.
New York Telephone, 1982-1985.
New York Times Company Foundation, 1872-1985.
RCA, 1983.
Playboy Foundation, 1982-1983.
RKO, 1983-1984.
Rockefeller Foundation, 1984.
Samuel Ruben Foundation, 1983-1985.
Franklin Spier, Inc., 1982-1984.
Sterling Drug Company, 1982-1983.
The Scherman Foundation, 1982-1983.
Snow Foundation, 1984.
United States Trust Company, 1982.
Warner Communications, 1979-1984.
Witter Bynner, 1982-1985.
Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, 1983.
Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, 1980-1982.
Xerox, 1983.
Young and Rubicam, 1982-1983.
No Response - Foundation/ Corporation, 1979-1981.
The DeWitt Wallace Fund, 1980-1984.
Arts Groups - Information and Subscriptions:
Box 10 ACA Conference, 1979.
Accountants for the Public Interest, undated.
Alliance of Literary Organizations, 1978-1982.
American Arts Alliance, 1984.
American Council on the Arts, 1978-1980.
Art Hazards News, 1984-1985.
Arts and Business Council, 1979-1985.
Arts Advocacy, 1978.
Art - Talk, 1978.
Correspondence: Business Committee for the Arts, undated.
Center for Arts Information, 1983-1985.
Center for Inter-American Relations, 1978.
Coda, Poets and Writers, 1981-1983.
Cultural Assistance Center, 1983.
Materials for the Artists, 1983-1985.
DCA: Space Deposition, undated.
Directory for the Arts Writers Community Listing, 1979.
For Your Information, 1985.
Foundation Center, 1979-1983.
Grass Roots Fundraising Journal, 1982-1985.
Great Lakes College Association Arts Program in New York City, 1977-1982.
Government Services Administration - Surplus Goods, 1977.
The Loft, 1983.
Financial Records:
Box 11 The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1985.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1983.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1983.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1983.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1982.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1982.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1981.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1981.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1980.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1980.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1980.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1980.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1979.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1979.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1979.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1978.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1977.
The Writers Community, Inc. Bank Accounts (Petty Cash), 1977.
Budget, 1985.
Financial Statements, 1982-1985. 2 folders.
The Writers Community, Inc., 1977-1984.
Fundraising Budget, 1985.
Budgets, 1984.
NYSCA Budget, 1984.
Operating Budget, 1983.
Budget Update, 1983.
Comparison, 1982-1983.
Projected Budget, 1980-1981.
Budgets, 1979-1980.
Projected Budget, 1979-1980.
Projected Budget, 1977-1978.
Expenses, 1976.
Voicebox 5, 1995.
Voicebox 4, 1994.
Voicebox 3, 1994-1995.
Voicebox 2, 1994.
Voicebox Issue 1, 1994.
Voicebox Doodles, 1994.
Press Clippings, 1994-1995.
Press Clippings, 1993-1994.
Press Clippings, 1991-1993.
Silver Bay Brochures, 1995-1996.
National Writer's Voice Project, 1996.
Silver Bay Brochures, 1992-1993.
Silver Bay Press Clippings, 1991-1992.
Silver Bay Promotional Material, 1992-1993.
Silver Bay Literacy Journals, 1992.
Chicago Promo, 1993-1994.
Chicago Brochure, 1994.
School District, 1992.
Chicago Press Releases, 1993-1994.
Voices in the Hood, 1993-1994.
Chicago Press Clippings, 1993-1994.
Lexington Brochures, 1992-1996.
Lexington Press Clippings, 1991-1993.
Lexington Promotional, 1994.
Lexington Promotional, 1991-1994.
Lexington Workshop, 1992.
Tampa - Promotions Press Clippings, 1994-1995.
Silver Bay Promo, 1994.
New York WV Readings, 1992-1993.
Scottsdale Site Visits - Notes, 1993.
Phoenix - Site Visit, 1991.
Phoenix - Site Visit, 1991.
Box Box 12 Writers Voice, .
Box 12 Phoenix, 1990-1991.
Phoenix - Downtown YMCA, 1990.
Readings, 1992.
Grant Proposal, 1994.
Program Information, 1992-1993.
Chicago Press, 1995-1996.
Missouri Press, 1994-1995.
Scottsdale Press, 1994-1995.
Billings Press, 1994-1995.
Tampa Press, 1994-1995.
Connecticut Press, 1994-1995.
Silver Bay Press, 1994-1995.
National Press, 1993-1994.
YMCA Press, 1993-1994.
Lexington Press, 1993-1994.
Scottsdale Residents' Poetry, 1994-1995.
Miami Brochures, 1991-1992.
Scottsdale Brochures, 1994-1996.
Brochures, 1991-1993.
Scottsdale Commendation Letters, 1993-1994.
Southwest Literacy Journal List, 1991-1992.
Scottsdale Promo, 1991-1993.
The Writer's Voice 10th Anniversary, 1991.
Program Information, 1992.
National Writer's Voice Project, 1992.
Billings Press Clippings (Original), 1993-1994.
Chicago Press, 1993-1994.
New York Press, 1993-1994.
Phoenix Arizona Press, 1993-1994.
Silver Bay Press, 1993-1994.
St. Louis Press, 1993-1994.
New York Press, 1992-1993.
YMCA Press, 1992-1993.
Billings Press, 1992-1993.
Lexington Press, 1992-1993.
Miami Press, 1992-1993.
Phoenix Press, 1992-1993.
St. Louis Press, 1992-1993.
Silver Bay Press, 1992-1993.
National Press, 1991-1992.
Billings Press, 1991-1992.
Lexington Press, 1991-1992.
Miami Press, 1991-1992.
New York Press, 1991-1992.
Phoenix Press, 1991-1992.
St. Louis Press, 1991-1992.
Silver Bay Press, 1991-1992.
New York Brochures, 1991-1995. 2 folders.
New York Press Clippings, 1991-1992.
Promotional Material, 1992-1994.
Agreement to Merge, 1986.
Annual Board Meeting, 1985.
Bylaws of Writers Community, 1984.
Mailing Lists, 1985-1986.
The Writer's Community - Board of Directors Meeting, 1978.
Bylaws of Writers Community, 1982.
Box 13 Official Certificates of Dissolution, 1977-1989.
Daily Income Ledger, 1985-1986.
Daily Income Ledger, 1982-1983.
All Expenses and Special Incomes, 1982.
Record, 1984-1985.
Fiction Workshop, 1984.
Carol Muskel and Grace Schulman, 1980-1985.
Includes photographs.
Grace Paley and Tillie Olsen, 1985.
Includes photographs.
Margaret Atwood, 1985.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr., 1985.
Possibilities, 1985.
Garland Jeffreys, 1985.
Includes photographs.
Saul Bellow, 1984-1985.
Tom Wolfe, 1985.
American Program Bureau, 1984-1985.
Hastings-on-the-Hudson Reading Series, 1985.
The Young Writer's Voice, 1985.
Russell Baker and Tom Wicker, 1985.
Gordon Lish Introduces, 1985.
Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 1985.
Psychology of Being a Writer, 1985.
American Indian Songs and Tales, 1985.
Andrei Voznesensky, 1985.
Robertson Davies, 1985.
Poets From Australia, 1985.
Cartoonists From the New Yorker, 1985.
Writing Workshop Student Lists, 1984.
Letter to Workshop Students, 1984.
Free Trial Writing Workshops, 1984.
An Agent's Evaluation, 1984.
Denis Johnson: Poetry, 1984.
Hetti Jones: Writing for Children and Young Adults and Student List/ Correspondence, 1984.
Workshop Attendance Sheets, 1983.
Half an Evening with Larry Rivers; Painting, Poetry, and Poets, 1984.
James Merrill and Charles Simic, 1984.
Business of Being a Writer, 1984.
Robert Creeley and Denise Levertov, 1984.
Tribute to James Agee, 1984.
Midwest Voices: Richard Howard Introducing, 1984.
Back in the World: Writing After Vietnam, 1984.
Writer's Voice Correspondence, 1982.
Writers from the African-Caribbean Poetry Theater, 1984.
An Evening with the Frederick Douglas Creative Arts Center, 1984.
Jim Carroll and Lou Reed, 1984. 2 folders.
Poets From Sheep Meadow Press, 1984.
Edward Albee, 1984.
Phil Whalen, 1984.
The Sun Show, 1984.
Bernard Malamud, 1983-1984.
Madeline DeFrees, Donald Junkins, and Paul Mariani, 1984.
Writers From the Harlem Writers Guild, 1984.
Hilda Morley, 1984.
Box 14 Canadian Festival Correspondence, 1991.
Canadian Festival Research, 1988-1989.
Canadian Festival Fundraising, 1985-1989.
Canadian Festival Promotion, 1989-1990.
Canadian Consulate, 1989-1991.
Canadian Springs, 1991.
Canadian Festival, 1990.
Quebec House, 1990.
Ontario House, 1990-1991.
Cornelius Eady, 1995.
Michael Cunningham, undated.
Alan Dugan, 1989.
Philip Cioffari, 1994.
Beth Bauman, undated.
Louise Gluck, undated.
James Galvine, undated.
Alice Fulton, 1995.
Pete Promm, 1991.
Carolyne Forche, undated.
David Evanier, 1995.
Joyce Hinnefeld, 1995.
William Melvin Kelley, 1962.
Diane Lefer, 1995.
David Low, 1995.
Thomas Lux, undated.
William Matthews, 1995.
Florence Cassen Mayers, 1996.
Jane Miller, undated.
Charlotte Necola, 1995.
Sanjay Nigam, undated.
Barbara Elovic, undated.
Leslie Epstein, 1979.
Jorie Graham, 1996.
Allan Gurganus, 1985.
Jessica Hagedorn, 1990.
Linda Heller, undated.
Amy Hempel, 1995.
YMCA Publications, 1997.
Writers Community Anthology, 1995-1997.
Many Lights Publicity, 1997.
Introduction, 1995-1996.
Writers Community Anthology Synopsis/ Introduction, undated.
Sophie Cabot Black, 1995.
Sonia Pilcer, 1995.
Sondra Spalt Olsen, 1995.
Kate Light, 1995.
Paul Lisicky, 1993.
Philip Lopate, undated.
George Ella Lyon, 1995.
Haki Madhubuti, 1995.
Mary Makofske, 1995.
Mark Nepo, 1995.
Lucia Nevai, 1987.
Achim Nowali, 1995.
Kathleen Ossip, undated.
Judith Peck, 1995.
Thaddeus Rutkowski, 1995.
Tim Seibles, 1994-1995.
Jason Sommer, 1995.
Marcelle Theibaux, 1991.
Jodie Winer, undated.
Gary Young, 1995.
John Yau, 1989.
The Writers Community: A Community of Writers and the Writer in Community, undated.
Laverne Zabielski, undated.
Michelle Herman, undated.
William Hjortsberg, 1995.
Ted Hoagland, 1995.
E. A. M. Jakob, 1995.
Larry Jennings, undated.
Keesling and Wood, undated.
Robert Kendall, 1995.
Maurice Kenny, 1996.
Adrie Kusserow, 1995.
Sue Kwock Kim, 1995.
Garbrielle LeMay, 1995.
Sterling Plumpp, 1995.
Nahid Rachlin, 1995.
Dionisio Martinez, 1995.
Bob Rice, 1995.
Gjertrud Schnackenberg, undated.
Ntosake Shange, undated.
Charles Simic, undated.
Steve Stern, undated.
Terese Svoboda, 1995.
Sharon Thomson, 1995.
Meg Wolizer, 1988.
Ali Agha, 1990.
Susan Abraham, 1995.
Ai, 1993.
Michael Ashley, undated.
Naomi Ayala, undated.
Walter Beren, 1995.
C. D. B. Friendly Fire Bryan, 1995.
Nina Cassian, 1992.
Fran Castan, 1995.
David Conrad, 1994.
L. Cortes, undated.
Jayne Cortez, 1995.
Allison Deming, 1995.
Barbara Fischer, 1995.
Beatrix Gates, 1993.
Tony Gloeggler, 1994.
Douglas Goetsch, undated.
Marilyn Hacker, undated.
Box 15 Oversized Press Clippings, 1992-1994.
Billings Press Clippings (Original), 1993-1994.
Press Clippings, 1994-1995.



INDEX TERMS

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Topics:
Arts -- Education and training.
Creative writing -- United States.
Writers' workshops.
Young Men's Christian associations.
Persons:
Shinder, Jason, 1955-2008.
Organizations:
YMCA of Greater New York. West Side Branch.
YMCA of the USA.
Types of Documents:
Photographs.
Audiocassettes.
Video recordings.
Occupations:
Authors.