The Miriam Levine collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, professional material, research material, and other items.
Manuscripts by Levine include drafts of various poems, as well as book reviews, and other prose writings. Also present are drafts of Levine’s novel In Paterson (2002), as well as Blue Hour; Candlewood; Close at Hand; Devotion: A Memoir; and other titles.
Correspondence in the collection consists of personal and professional letters, dating from 1967 to 2010. There are several letters regarding Levine’s memoir Devotion (1993).
Printed material in the collection primarily consists of numerous literary journals, mostly including contributions by Levine; these include the The American Philosophical Society, Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and several others. Other printed items include proofs of In Paterson, with Levine’s corrections; various newspaper and magazine clippings regarding Levine’s writings; published versions of Levine’s poems and writings; and other items.
Professional material in the collection includes subject files, research files, and daily planners for 2004 and 2005. The files include manuscripts, correspondence, printed items, and other documents, regarding Devotion, In Paterson, A Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England (1984), Applewood Books, and other topics.
Research material includes notes, drafts, and files regarding topics such as women in literature; women artists; novels in progress; Stella Bowen; and others.
Other material includes notebooks; memorabilia; sketchbooks; audio cassettes for poetry readings, interviews, and radio shows (1977-1993); VHS tapes regarding lectures by Levine (1993-2008); contracts; royalty statements; photographs used for Devotion, In Paterson, and A Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England; and other items.