May Sarton Collection, 1860-1994

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Volume: 24 linear feet

Organization/Arrangement: The collection is organized into 9 series:
I. Poetry
II. Correspondence
III. Poetry broadsides
IV. Reviews, publicity, and biographical information
V. Memorabilia
VI. Photographs
VII. Book and journal inserts
VIII. Long-playing records
IX. Audio recordings and other media
X. Periodicals and other publications
XI. Textiles
Arranged roughly chronological where possible. Titles, when used, are arranged alphabetically.

Biographical Note: (Eleanor) May Sarton was born May 3, 1912, in Wondelgem, Belgium to Eleanor Mabel (Elwes) Sarton and George Sarton, an historian of science. May Sarton arrived in the U.S. in 1916, settling in Cambridge, eventually becoming a naturalized citizen in 1924. She attended the progressive Shady Hill School and later Cambridge Latin and High, graduating in 1929. Turning down a scholarship to Vassar, Sarton became an apprentice to Eva Le Gallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre until 1933 when she formed her own Associated Actors Theatre, which failed in 1935. Subsequently Sarton turned to writing full time.

Her first volume of poetry, Encounter in April, (1937) and first novel, The Single Hound, (1938) mark the beginning of Sarton's rich oeuvre, resulting in over fifty books of poetry, fiction, journals and memoirs. Although not fully appreciated by the scholars, Sarton's writing appealed to the common reader. Major themes in Sarton's work include the importance of solitude, the vicissitudes of love, nature and the sanctification of everyday life.

During the 1940s and 1950s Sarton produced some of her most important poetry including The Lion and the Rose (1948), The Land of Silence (1953) and In Time Like Air (1958). Her fiction included The Bridge of Years (1946), Faithful Are the Wounds (1955) and Birth of a Grandfather (1957), which was nominated for a National Book Award. With the publication of Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing, (1965) now acknowledged as her "coming out novel," Sarton's work began to receive critical recognition among feminist scholars in spite of the impact of Karl Shapiro's negative review of her book of poetry, Cloud, Stone, Sun, Vine (1961).

According to Sarton, this review kept her work from being included in major college anthologies, denying students the opportunity of studying her works. The impact of this negative review contributed to major changes in Sarton's life: the move from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Nelson, New Hampshire and the purchase of an old farm house which Sarton would memorialize in the memoir Plant Dreaming Deep (1968). In essence she turned her back on the critics and sought solitude in which to write.

To counterbalance the benign picture presented in Plant Dreaming Deep, Sarton composed Journal of a Solitude (1973), a book representing some of Sarton's strongest prose and one which professor and literary critic Carolyn Heilbrun would credit as a "watershed in women's autobiography." These two books dramatically increased Sarton's reading public as well as significantly contributing to the art of journal writing.

After fifteen years of living in Nelson, New Hampshire, Sarton sold her house and moved to Wildknoll, the "house by the sea" in York, Maine where she would live for the next twenty years until her death. Here she experienced increasingly more serious health challenges including cancer, strokes and heart problems. During this time, her writing continued strong, resulting in the publication of Halfway to Silence (1980), Letters From Maine (1984), Recovering (1981), and At Seventy (1984). By the 1990s, May Sarton admitted to feeling like a "stranger in the land of old age." With serious health issues her physical abilities became increasingly diminished, yet her desire to write and stay engaged in the world around her continued. Unable to type or write she dictated three more journals over the ensuing five years.

After a long absence, poetry returned as well, albeit a radically different style resulting in poems written in terse free verse. Many of these poems appeared in her last volume of poetry Coming Into Eighty (1994). Having previously received Poetry magazine's Levinson Prize for several of these poems, Sarton's life had come full circle. From the early sonnets published in Poetry magazine at the age of eighteen to the poems published in this magazine in 1993, her life began and ended with poetry. May Sarton died July 16, 1995. She is buried in the cemetery on the hill above Nelson, New Hampshire.

Description: The Sarton Collection consists of diverse material types: an extensive photograph collection compiled by Sarton, correspondence, poetry drafts and typescripts, special printings, sound recordings, literary criticism, published material, and personal memorabilia. Maine Women Writers Collection also holds a large portion of Sarton's personal library--over 2000 volumes. The photograph collection documents the formative events and people who influenced Sarton's development: contact with British intelligentsia, extensive travel abroad, her literary and social networks, and life in her homes in New Hampshire and Maine. Additional highlights in other series include correspondence with Ashley Montague, examples of her writing process, and recordings by and of Sarton.

Access Restrictions: None

Please cite as: May Sarton Collection, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England, Portland, Maine

Container List:

I. Poetry, 1938-1992

This series includes drafts and typescripts of Sarton's poetry, as well as correspondence and other material pertaining to her and others' poetry. Folders 1-6 include multiple drafts of the indicated poems, with handwritten revisions. Folders 9-84 are typescripts and other material which were sent by Sarton to her friend Ellen Douglas. 9-36 include revisions and comments by Sarton. Some are drafts of published poems; those presumed to be unpublished are noted as such.

001.  "After Long Illness" [12 sheets w/ revisions]
002.  "An Eightieth Birthday for Keith Warren" [7 sheets w/ revisions]
003.  "How is it with you, Falcon?" 1964 [20 sheets w/ revisions]
004.  "Invocation" [4 photocopies], 1947
005.  "The Muse as Donkey" [20 sheets w/ revisions]
006.  "A Ninetieth Birthday for Edith Morse Johnson" [3 sheets]
007.  [Letter to B. Daziel re: drafts], 1992
008.  "Bliss" inscribed to B. D. Daziel, 1991
009.  "Inscription" [unpublished], 1958
010.  "Ballad of the Traveller"
011.  "Birthday on the Acropolis"
012.  "A Celebration of Vegetables" 1960
013.  "A Cold Day" [unpublished], 1963
014.  "Composition: Marth's Vineyard"; "A Parting" [unpublished]
015.  "A Country Incident"
016.  "Death of a Psychiatrist" [2 drafts]
017.  "Elegy for Meta"
018.  "Epiphany" [unpublished], 1958
019.  "An Exegesis of Bloom"
020.  "Five Sonnets/Variations on a Simple Theme" [8 sheets], 1959
021.  "The Great Plain of India Seen from the Air" [with letter fragment]
022.  "In a High Room of Leaves" [unpublished], 1958
023.  "House in Winter" [draft]
024.  "Lament" [unpublished], 1960
025.  "Letters to Myself"
026.  "Moment of Truth" [unpublished]
027.  "A Ninetieth Birthday for Edith Morse Johnson" [unpublished, 2 drafts], 1959
028.  "An Observation"
029.  "One More at Chartres"
030.  "Reflections by a Fire"; "Tradition and Revolution"
031.  "Ryo-Anji, the Garden of Nothingness" [unpublished]
032.  "The Stone Garden/Ryuanji, 15th Century Kyoto"
033.  "Turtle"; "A Glass of Water"; "March Brooks"; "Baroque Image"
034.  Untitled [Power I sense...]
035.  Untitled [Those private worlds rose...] [w/ letter fragment]
036.  Untitled [My windows frame a different...] [page 2 only]
037.  "After Anger"
038.  "The Annealing"
039.  "Bears and Waterfalls" 1965
040.  "A Celebration for Lucette Mowry" [unpublished]
041.  "Conversation in Black and White for Saunders Redding"
042.  "The Damned" [unpublished]
043.  "Death of a Turtle"
044.  "Der Abschied" [2 typescripts]
045.  "On the Ebbing Tide" [unpublished], 1964
046.  "Elegy" [unpublished]
047.  "An Elegy" [unpublished], 1961
048.  "Evening Walk in France"
049.  "The Final Gift" [unpublished]
050.  "First Mud Season or Love's Contention"
051.  "The Ghost in the Machine"
052.  "The Great Transparencies" [2 versions]
053.  "The Harvest" [unpublished]
054.  "Heureux qui, comme Ulysses... (after Du Bellay)"
055.  Untitled [A hopeless war alone...]
056.  "The Horse Pulling"
057.  "Hour of Proof" [2 originals, 1 carbon]
058.  "An Idle Lunch" with "Of the Muse" [unpublished]
059.  "The Image is a Garden" [unpublished]
060.  "Jonah", 1964
061.  "A Late Mowing"
062.  "Lazarus" [4 sheets]
063.  "Letters to Silence" [unpublished]
064.  "The Lover Considers Love as a Spiral" [unpublished]
065.  "May Apple"
066.  "The Muse as Medusa"
067.  "Mountain Mood" [unpublished]
068.  "One Man Goes Down/for Albert Camus" [2 sheets, unpublished]
069.  "Prayer Before Work" with "Letter to an Indian Friend"
070.  "For Rosalind/on her Seventy-Fifth Birthday"
071.  "A Recognition for Perley Cole" [2 sheets]
072.  "A Retirement for Judith Matlack" [unpublished]
073.  "The Shirley Poppies" [unpublished]
074.  "The Sleeping God" Vishnu-Narayana, Katmandu
075.  "Song for a Lute"; "Troubadour's Song"
076.  "Still Life in Snowstorm", 1961
077.  "The Storm"
078.  "The Terrible Easter", 1960 [unpublished]
079.  "Translation of Three Poems by Robert Sabatier"
080.  "Ut Unuium Sint"
081.  "A Village Tale"
082.  "A Word from Limbo", 1964 [2 copies]
082a.  Untitled, undated poem (insert in "Encounter in April" by May Sarton); also notes on "journey" written by Sarton on AK hotel paper, undated
083.  Clippings, poems sent to Ellen Douglas
084.  Anonymous letter re: Robert Frost
085.  Sister Maria David talk - typescript, undated
085a.  Misc.  Walt Whitman Material
085b.  Inner Landscape proof copy of 1938 University Press, Glasgow edition
085c.  "Absence" First edition, 29/336, sent as a Christmas greeting, 1984

II. Correspondence, 1955-1992

This series includes original letters and copies of letters to and  from Sarton. Correspondence between Sarton and Dorothy Healy and Brad Dudley Daziel document her relationship with Westbrook College and these two scholars of her work. Letters from Sarton to Ashley Montagu, renowned anthropologist, include commentary on each others' work, discussion of personal issues, and the preparation of a collection of George Sarton's writings. In addition to the letters from Sarton, two letters from Montagu are included, along with drafts of a speech prepared in honor of Sarton' s 80th birthday.

086.  From George Sarton to Ashley Montagu
086a.  Biography of Ashley Montagu, 1953
086b.  Letter from Mabel Sarton to Polly Thayer (Starr), 1936
087.  From MS to Ashley Montagu, 1937-39 (3 letters)
088.  From MS to Ashley Montagu, 1946-48 (5 items)
089.  From MS to Ashley Montagu, 1950-56 (5 letters)
090.  From MS to Ashley Montagu, 1957-59 (5 items)
091.  From MS to Ashley Montagu, 1959 (4 items)
092.  From MS to Ashley Montagu, 1960-61 (6 items)
093.  From MS to Ashley Montagu, 1963-68 (8 items)
094.  From MS to Ashley Montagu, 1973-79 (5 items)
095.  From MS to Ashley Montagu, 1980s (6 items)
096.  From MS to Ashley Montagu, 1990s (3 items)
097.  Correspondence with Ashley Montagu, [1993]
097a.  Mary Ellen Chase to Sarton, 1940 postcard
097b.  Mary Ellen Chase to Sarton, 1940 postcard
097c.  Letters, M. Sarton to Beulah Brown, 3 letters (inserts in "Encounter in April"), 1941, 1946, undated
098.  Exchange w/ Harry Levin re: Faithful Are the Wounds [photocopy], 1955
099.  Letter to Eric re: poetry and publicity (photocopy), 1961 
100.  Correspondence with Dorothy Healy, 1974-1980s
100a.  Card and typescript from John Igo, late 1970s
101.  MS to B.D. Daziel, 1980s
102.  MS to B.D. Daziel, 1990-92
103-104.  B.D. Daziel to MS [photocopies], 1981-92
105.  James G. Leyburn w/ B.D. Daziel, 1987
106.  Daziel inventory of Leyburn gift (Ellen Douglas items)
107.  [Blank form letter acknowledging contributors to Forward into the Past, 1992]
107a.  From Bob Jacobs, VERSEtility Books {1994}
107b.  Correspondence to MS from two aspiring authors [inserts in their books sent to MS], 1978,1985
107c.  Correspondence to MS from "Marjorie ?" (3), 1941, 1972, undated
107d. Correspondence to MS from Ricky Ian Gordon re:  music composition set to Sarton poetry (2), 1992
107e. Correspondence to MS from Emma Lou Diemer re: musical composition set to Sarton poem "Invocation" 1986, 1986
107f. Memorabilia re: Sarton audio conversation with Connie Goldman in series "I'm too busy to talk now" undated
107g. Correspondence and ephemera re: R. Samuel's composition "Before Dawn" 1989-1992
107h. Correspondence and musical score re: Lewis-McLaren's composition using Sarton's poem "Invocation" 1988
107i. Correspondence to MS from J. Hollingsworth re: musical composition using Sarton poem "Girl with cello" 1988
107j. Correspondence to MS from L. Holmberg re: musical composition using Sarton poem "Aids" 1990
107k. Correspondence to MS from Charles Finn re: lecture citing Sarton's  Journal of a Solitude, 1984
107l. Correspondence to MS from C. L. Whiteman re: Sarton poems set to music, 1990
107m. Correspondence to MS from Charles Fussell re: musical composition using Sarton's "Invocation", 1993
107n. Correspondence from Susan Sherman, also ephemera and musical score from Gary Davison re: musical composition "A Storm of Angels" based on Sarton poetry, 1996

III. Poetry Broadsides

This series includes approximately 35 special printings of Sarton's poems. Most are holiday greetings which Sarton sent to friends, many of these are inscribed either to Ashley Montagu, Brad D. Daziel or Ellen Douglas. Several have been matted or framed.

108.  "New Year Poem", 1948
109.  "The Invisible Bridges", 1948
110.  "The Tree", Christmas 1951
111.  "Of Friendship at Christmas", 1952
112.  "On Being Given Time", Christmas 1953
113.  "Nativity", Christmas 1954
114.  "A Celebration", Christmas 1956
115.  "Reflections By a Fire", Christmas 1958
116.  "The Annealing", Christmas 1959
117.  "A Flower-Arranging Summer", Christmas 1960
118.  "The Beautiful Pauses", Christmas 1961
119.  "A Recognition", Christmas 1962
120.  "The House in Winter", Christmas 1963
121.  "As Fresh, As Always New", 1985 [2 copies, 1 matted]
122.  "Small Joys", Christmas 1990
123.  "Renascence", 1991
124.  "The Work of Happiness", 1991 printing
125.  "Coming into Eighty", 1992
126.  "The Ender, the Beginner", 1992
126a.  "Snow Storm", 2000 printing
127.  "Celebrations", 1943
128.  "New Year Letter", 1944
129.  "December Moon", 1988 [oversized]
130.  "Friendship and Illness" [oversized, 3 copies], Christmas 1990 printing
131.  "Birthday Present" [oversized], 1992 
132.  "A Handful of Thyme" [oversized, 2 copies], Christmas 1992 printing
133.  "Bliss" [oversized], 1993 printing
134.  "Of Molluscs" [oversized], 1994 printing
135.  "Nostalgia for India" [proof from artist's book Beyond the Map, 1994]
136.  "Shell" [oversized, encapsulated], 1982
137.  "Blizzard" [oversized, 2 copies, encapsulated], 1986
138.  "The Phoenix Again" [oversized, encapsulated], 1987
139.  "Christmas Light" [framed], 1987
140.  "December Moon," [framed], 1988

IV. Reviews, publicity, and biographical information

This series includes primarily clippings of articles about Sarton and her work, as well as some poetry published in journals. Book advertisements and fliers for publicity events are also included. Biographical information includes a 1970s resume, death notices and information regarding the sale of Sarton's estate.

141.  Reviews, interviews, book ads, 1960-70
142.  Reviews, interviews, book ads, 1970s
143.  Reviews, interviews, book ads, 1980-81
144.  Reviews, interviews, book ads, 1982-83
145.  New Hampshire Perspectives - 3 guides; invitation
146.  Reviews, interviews, book ads, 1984-85
147.  Reviews, interviews, book ads, 1986-87
148.  Reviews, interviews, book ads, 1988-89
149-150.  Reviews, interviews, book ads, 1990s
151.  Book Week New England, 1990
152.  Sarton Conference [see also MWWC Conferences Collection], 1992
152a.  May Sarton's Poetry Reading at Westbrook College, Publicity, Spring 1982
152b.  Academy of American Poets 50th Anniversary Celebration, 1983-1984
153.  Music Box Bird promotional materials, 1993
154.  "The Bloomsbury Group" by Carolyn Heilbrun, 1968
155.  "Two Endings: Virginia Woolf's Suicide and Between the Acts" by Susan Kenney, 1975
156.  Curriculum Vitae, 1970s
157.  David Philips notes from mid-1980s interview
157a.  "World of Light: A Portrait of May Sarton" Publicity
158.  Memorials, 1995
159.  Death - auction of estate
159a.  "A Service in Celebration of the Life of May Sarton 1912-1995," Nelson [N.H.] Congregational Church program, 1995
160.  Reviews, etc., of biography by Margot Peters, 1997
161.  "A Unique Person," by Carolyn Heilbrun, 1997

V. Memorabilia

This series includes some special printings of poems by other authors, primarily Robert Frost. Most of Frost's poems are holiday greeting inscribed to Sarton by Frost or his publishers.

162.  The Sarton Review, Boston, 1955 [handmade book with unidentified quotes and photos]
162b.  Polly Thayer Starr obituary, 2006
162b1.  Exhibition catalog "Poetry of Hand & Spirit: Paintings & Drawings" by Polly Thayer (Starr), 2001
162b2.  Exhibition catalog "Carved From Darkness, Carved From Light" by Polly Thayer (Starr), 2003
162b3.  "Polly Thayer (Starr)" Pastel Journal, October 2005
162c.  Commercial postcards related to May Sarton, undated
163.  Robert Frost holiday printing - "Closed for Good" 1948
164.  Robert Frost holiday printing - "On a Tree Fallen Across the Road" 1949
165.  Robert Frost holiday printing - "Doom to Bloom"[2 copies], 1950
166.  Robert Frost holiday printing - "A Cabin in the Clearing", [2 copies], 1951
167.  Robert Frost holiday printing - "Does No One But Me at All Ever Feel This Way in the Least" [2 copies], 1952
168.  Robert Frost holiday printing - "One More Brevity" [2 copies], 1953
169.  Robert Frost holiday printing - "Kitty Hawk" 1956
170.  Robert Frost holiday printing - "My Objection to Being Stepped On" 1957
171.  Robert Frost holiday printing - "The Wood-Pile" [2 copies], 1961
172.  Robert Frost holiday printing - "The Prophets Really Prophesy as Mystics: the Commentators Merely by Statistics" 1962
173.  William Shaw broadsheet, 1979
174.  Letter and telegram to Lenore Blouin [enlarged and laminated],  1974-1978, located in OVS Box 40
175.  B+W MS portrait and 1987 letter re: Daziel's professorship [framed together] - located in Sarton Room
175a.  Newsletter promoting Sarton piece "I'm too busy to talk now"
176.  Doctor of Literature, Russell Sage College, 1959
177.  Doctor of Humane Letters, New England College, 1971
178.  Alexandrine Medal Award, College of St. Catherine, 1975
178a.  Andre Le Nostre Medal awarded to George Sarton and gifted to Bradford Daziel by May Sarton (see copy of her letter to him)
179.  Doctor of Literature, Bates College, 1976
180.  Doctor of Humane Letters, Colby College, 1976
181.  Doctor of Literature, University of New Hampshire, 1976
182.  Doctor of Humane Letters, Nasson College, 1980
183.  Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Maine, 1981
184.  Deborah Morton Award, Westbrook College, 1981
184a.  Deborah Morton Society - Directory/biographical sketches, 1961-1981
184b.  Deborah Morton Society - Reports and Directories, 1981-1990
185.  Doctor of Humane Letters, Union College, 1984
186.  Doctor of Literature, Bucknell University, 1985
187.  Honorary Diploma, Riverdale Country School, 1985
188.  Doctor of Humane Letters, Providence College, 1989
189.  Honorary Degree, Centenary College, 1990
190.  Doctor of Letters, Westbrook College, 1992
191.  Doctor of Humane Letters, University of New England, 1995
192.  Portrait of May Sarton by Polly Thayer (Starr)--gift to MWWC as part of Sarton Estate ca. 1995(?)
192a. Print of Theo Van Rhysselberge Painting

05.01 Sarton/M. Lewis Collection

Collection of correspondence between May Sarton and Maggie Lewis and a few additional items.
 
193-204.  Correspondence from May to Maggie, 1983-1995
205.  Correspondence from May to Maggie, with matted poem
206.  Photographs
207.  Memorabilia of May's memorial service October 2, 1995

VI. Photographs

Photographs represent the largest series in the Sarton Collection. The series includes formal portraits, informal snapshots, albums from May's childhood, through her years in homes in New Hampshire and Maine, extensive photos of her travels, individual friends, and her pets. Highlights of the photograph series include early family albums and individual photos, an album documenting a trans-American auto trip in the early 1940's, professional portraits of May by professional photographers of the day such as Lotti Jacobi, an annotated album of her 1924 summer camp experience in Maine, extensive travel in Asia, and photographs of influential literary figures in her career such as Elizabeth Bowen and Louise Bogan. This series provides a continuous photographic documentation of Sarton in all phases and dimensions of her life.

06.01 Family and friends of family, 1870s to 1950s

The family subseries, spanning the 1870s through 1950s, documents Sarton's ancestral heritage. It includes early portraits of both May Sarton's father's and mother's families, Sarton, Van Halme, Elwes, including documentation by both parents, also Eleanor Elwes' brother, Hugh Elwes' life in Mexico. Included are pictures of May in her youth and her family's friends from the late 1800's into the 20th century.

001.  George Sarton relatives maternal grandparents (Van Halme), 1870s(?)
002.  George Sarton relatives Alfred Sarton, 1900(?)
003.  George Sarton relatives Leonie Sarton Van Halme, 1880s(?)
004.  George Sarton relatives Bertha and Claire Van Halme (cousins), 1920s
005.  George Sarton relatives sibling, undated
006.  George Sarton relatives-- other relatives, early 1900s
007.  George Sarton relatives --relatives and friends, 1880s(?)
008.  Mabel Elwes Sarton parents and additional relatives, 1900s(?)
009.  Mabel Elwes Sarton's mother, Mrs. Richard Gervaise (Eleanor Mabel) Elwes, 1880s(?)-1918
010.  Ewles relatives Richard Gervase Elwes 1/2, 1858-1910(?)
011.  Ewles relatives Richard Gervase Elwes 2/2, 1858-1900(?)
012.  Elwes relatives Hugh Elwes and children, undated
013.  Sarton Mabel Elwes, 1885(?)-1924(?)
013a.  Sarton, Mabel Elwes, 1889(?)
014.  Sarton, Mabel Elwes (as a student at Ghent), undated
015.  Sarton, Mabel Elwes (in later years), 1924
015a.  Sarton, Mabel Elwes (in later years)
016.  May with mother and with grandmother, 1912-1919
017.  Childhood homes of Mabel and homes of May, undated
018.  George Sarton (youth to 1908), ca. 1890-1918
019.  George Sarton, ca. 1926-1965
019a.  George Sarton, ca. 1926-1965
020.  George Sarton and colleagues, ca. 1952-1953
020a.  George Sarton and colleagues, ca. 1952-1953
021.  George Sarton Awards, 1955-1967
022.  George and Mabel Sarton, 1946
023.  George Sarton with May, ca. 1925-1948
024.  May in youth, ca. 1913-1929
024a.  May as child, ca. 1915
025.  May's Shady Hill Friends, ca. 1925
027.  Elwes friends, 1900s?
028.  Negatives
029.  Sarton Ephemera

06.02 Portraits/Professional, late 1960s to early 1990s

The majority of the folders in this subseries contain professional photographers' work with May Sarton. They were either contracted for a specific publication or in the hopes of being retained to work with Sarton.  Some folders contain correspondence from the photographers. The photographs are black and white prints, in various sizes and formats. Names such as Blair, Hallam, Jacobi are repeated in other subseries. Particularly well documented are Mort Mace, Eleanor Blair and Lotte Jacobi's work with May. There are a few slides of oil portraits of Sarton done by Divelbess.

001.  Amiel, Diane [photographer], undated
002.  Betts, Glynne Robinson [photographer], 1979
003.  Biren, Joan E. [photographer], 1987
004.  Blair, Eleanor [photographer] 1/5, 1965-68
005.  Blair, Eleanor [photographer] 2/5, 1965-68
006.  Blair, Eleanor [photographer] 3/5, 1965-68
007.  Blair, Eleanor [photographer] 4/5, 1965-68
008.  Blair, Eleanor [photographer] 5/5, 1965-68
009.  Blair, Eleanor [photographer] 1/7, 1966-68
010.  Blair, Eleanor [photographer] 2/7, 1966-68
011.  Blair, Eleanor [photographer] 3/7, 1966-68
012.  Blair, Eleanor [photographer] 4/7, 1966-68
013.  Blair, Eleanor [photographer] 5/7, 1966-68
014.  Blair, Eleanor [photographer] 6/7, 1966-68
015.  Blair, Eleanor [photographer] 7/7, 1966-68
016.  Brynes, Lois [photographer], undated
017.  Conklin, Bruce [photographer], 1990-1992
018.  Connell, Paul [photographer], 1974
019.  Crampton, Nancy [photographer], ca. 1989
020.  Dahlquist, Paul [photographer], 1984,1990
021.  Damon, Mark [photographer], undated
022.  Davies, Diana [photographer], 1977-1983
023.  Duffy, Edith Royce Schade [photographer], 1983-1987
024.  Fineburg, Roberta [photographer], 1992
025.  Fleischmann, S. [photographer], 1978
026.  Giard, Robert [photographer], ca. 1990
027.  Grant, Joan Delaney [photographer], 1985
028.  Hallam, Beverly [photographer], 1977-1981
029.  Hansen, Rena [photographer], 1980-1983
030.  Hebert, Medora [photographer], 1980-1983
031.  Hunter, Beatrice Trum [photographer], 1986
032.  Jacobi, Lotte [photographer] 1/4, undated
033.  Jacobi, Lotte [photographer] 2/4, 1960s
034.  Jacobi, Lotte [photographer] 3/4, 1960s
035.  Jacobi, Lotte [photographer] 4/4, undated
036.  Jacobi, Lotte [photographer] postcard, 1982
037.  Kessler, Rod  [photographer], 1991
038.  Kermentz, Jill [photographer], undated
039.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 1/5, undated
040.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 2/5, undated
041.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 3/5, undated
042.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 4/5, undated
043.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 5/5, undated
044.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 1/9, undated
045.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 2/9, undated
046.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 3/9, undated
047.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 4/9, undated
048.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 5/9, undated
049.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 6/9, undated
050.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 7/9, undated
051.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 8/9, undated
052.  Mace, Mort [photographer] 9/9, undated
053.  Mace, Mort [photographer] Family Circle article(?), 1969
054.  Melzer, Alice [photographer], 1985-1986
055.  Milton, Jack [photographer], 1989
056.  New York Times, undated
058.  Orphanos, Stathis [photographer], 1986,1990
059.  Putnam, Sarah [photographer], 1982
060.  Ralston, Nancy [photographer], 1985
061.  Robidoux, B.A. [photographer], 1979
062.  Sage, Linn [photographer], 199?
063.  Sanders, Marilyn [photographer], 1987
064.  Sanford, Eric M. [photographer], 1987
064a.  Schade, Edith Royce  [photographer], 1994
065.  Sheer, Marcia C. [photographer], 1983
066.  Sherman, Susan [photographer], 1990-1991
067.  Tremearne, Anne Chapman [photographer] 1/4, 1986
068.  Tremearne, Anne Chapman [photographer] 2/4, 1986
069.  Tremearne, Anne Chapman [photographer] 3/4, 1986
069a.  Tremearne, Anne Chapman [photographer] 4/4, 1986
070.  Tremearne, Anne Chapman [photographer], 1985-1986
071.  Voelker, Elizabeth [photographer], ca. 1957-1972
072.  Wise, Kelly [photographer], 1982
073.  Photographers -- General, 1970-1980
073a.  Photographers -- General, 1970-1980
074.  Rossiter, Peter [photographer], undated
075.  Bruno of Hollywood [photographer], undated
075a.  Bruno of Hollywood [photographer], undated
076.  Capa, Cornell [photographer], undated
077.  Dzurella, Paul [photographer], undated
078.  Portrait documentation; slides of Divelbess oils of May Sarton, 1963, 1935

06.03 Albums, 1870s-1970s

This series contains forty-two photo albums documenting Sarton's life from infancy into adulthood, 19th century family photos, various homes, travel, and literary experiences. Early family albums have been disbound and the pages foldered. Sarton's notations on some album pages provide interesting personal insights. The albums' original arrangements have been maintained. Of particular interest is May's personal travel photos of her 1940-41 road trip to the South and West, SAM06.3.010. Album 06.3.33 contains snapshots of notable literary individuals with whom Sarton was acquainted. Some albums, or groupings, mostly of Sarton's homes and  travels, are assumed to have been created by Sarton but never affixed to album pages. These photos have been housed according to original order in print boxes. Sarton also created collections of photos and organized them by subject or chronological order. These have been treated as albums and included in this subseries.

001.  Album: Elwes Family, ca 1860
002.  Album page: Childhood in Belgium (1/4-4/4), 1912-1913
003.  Album page: Childhood in Belgium (1/3-3/3),  1913-1914
004.  Album page: May baby photographs (1/6-6/6), 1912-1918
005.  Album page: Belgium, Ogunquit, Bromley, etc. (1/6-6/6), 1912-1920
006.  Album page: Day Mountain Summer Camp (1/12-12/12), 1926
007.  Album page: European and US travels (1/25-25/25), 1931-1937
008.  Album: Summers in Rockport [MA], ca. 1940
009.  Album page: US and European travels (1/4-4/4), ca. 1940s
010.  Album page: South, Southwest and West travel (1/10-10/10), 1940-1941
011.  Album: Dordogne, 1952
012.  Album: France and Italy, August - September 1954
013.  Album: May Sarton, A Pictorial Biography, 1912-1973
014.  Album: Nelson, NH, ca. 1959-1962
015.  Album: Nelson, NH, ca. early 1960s, 1964
016.  Album: Nelson, NH, ca. 1958-1970
017.  Album: Nelson, NH, ca. 1964-1965
018.  Album: Nelson, NH, cats, ca. 1960s
019.  Album: Nelson, NH, 1963-1964
020.  Album: York, ME, early 1970s
021.  Album: York, early 1970s
022.  Album: Travel Sark, Channel Islands, other (?)
023.  Album: Christmas [Nelson, NH], 1994
024.  Album: Travel - Kalispell, Montana, 1984
025.  Album: Travel - Kalispell, Montana; photo guide, 1984
027.  Album: Travel - Belgium, Suffolk, Ireland, 1977
028.  Album: Travel - India, 1977(?)
029.  Album: Travel - Japan, 1962
030.  Album: Travel - Japan, 1962
031.  Album: Travel - Japan, 1962
032.  Album: Travel -  Katmandu, (?)
033.  Album: #33--Many small prints of friends (unprocessed at this time), 1930s-1990
034.  Album: #34--May Sarton (unprocessed at this time), 1980s-1990
035.  Album: #35--May Sarton (unprocessed at this time), 1977-late 1980s
036.  Album: Travel -  Greece, 1962
037.  Travel -  Britain, 1969, undated
038.  Album: Travel -  Asia(?)
039.  Album: UNH Honorary Doctorate, May 1976
041.  Album: May Sarton album by decades, 1912-early 1990s
041.001.  May Sarton-baby photos, 1912-1914
041.001a.  May Sarton-birth announcement and hair, 1912-1914
041.002.  May Sarton-baby photos, 1914(?)
041.003.  May Sarton, 1914-1916
041.004.  May Sarton, 1914-1916
041.005.  May Sarton, (early Shady Hill), 1916-1929
041.006.  May Sarton, (early Shady Hill), 1917-1929
041.007.  May Sarton, London, Paris, 1930s
041.008.  May Sarton, London, Paris, 1930s
041.009.  May Sarton, 1940s
041.010.  May Sarton, 1940s
041.011.  May Sarton, 1950s
041.012.  May Sarton, 1960s
041.013.  May Sarton, 1960s
041.014.  May Sarton, 1970s
041.015.  May Sarton, 1970s
041.016.  May Sarton, 1980s
041.017.  May Sarton, 1980s
041.018.  May Sarton, 1990s
041.019.  May Sarton, 1990s(?)
042.  Album: Sarton ordered and titled album, late 1960s to late 1980s
042.001.  Pierrot, 1980s
042.002.  Tamas & Pierrot, 1980s
042.003.  Bramble, 1980s
042.004.  Tamas & Bramble, 1980s
042.005.  Tamas, 1980s
042.006.  Wild Knoll - Interior, 1980s
042.007.  York: Plant window, 1980s
042.008.  May's Bouquets, 1980s
042.009.  Wild Knoll - Exterior, 1980s
042.010.  Phoenix, Persephone, Bramble (gravesite), 1980s
042.011.  The Terrace, 1980s
042.012.  Gardens at rear and side along the fence [Note: some photos discarded due to damage], 1980s
042.013.  "The Picking Garden", 1980s
042.014.  Daffodils, 1980s
042.015.  Bird feeders, 1980s
042.016.  Winter, 1980s
042.017.  The Sea, 1980s
042.018.  The Woods, 1980s
042.019.  Dordogne, 1980s
042.020.  Miscellaneous or unidentified, 1980s

06.04 Publication Photographs, late 1960s to early 1980s

001.  After the Stroke 1/2, 1988
002.  After the Stroke 2/2, 1988
003.  At Seventy 1/6, [1984]
004.  At Seventy 2/6, [1984]
005.  At Seventy 3/6, [1984]
006.  At Seventy 4/6, [1984]
007.  At Seventy 5/6, [1984]
008.  At Seventy  6/6, [1984]
009.  The House by the Sea, [c.1977]
010.  Journal of a Solitude, [c.1973]
011.  Plant Dreaming Deep, ca. 1973
012.  Recovering 1/3, ca. 1980
013.  Recovering 2/3, ca. 1980
014.  Recovering 3/3, ca. 1980
015.  Woman and Poet, 1981
016.  A World of Light, ca. 1976
017.  UNE Media Services Video, undated
017a.  UNE Media Services Video, undated
018.  Robitaille video - May Sarton, 1990
019.  Knopf Publications, [undated]
019a.  Knopf Publications, [undated]

06.05 Unarranged Photographs, early 1960s to 1991

Originally, all unarranged photographics were housed in bulk groupings of photographs, postcards, and some ephemera. It has been reorganized and rehoused by  subjects some of which May Sarton designated.  In many cases, dates and locations have been inferred. The photos show May Sarton's later life, covering the 1960s through the 1980s and focus on her Nelson, NH and York, Maine homes, her travels, her many acquaintenances, and her pets. Many of the photos do not provide identification or dates. Photographs of Sarton's many book signings, lectures, and readings are dated and arranged by location of event.

001.  May Sarton alone, with friends, with pets; some identification, 1970s-1980s
002.  May Sarton with friends, acquaintances, adults, children, with and without pets 1950s-1980?
003.  Judith Matlack, 1908-1983?
003a.  Unknown locations, 1950s to 1970s
004.  Friends, individuals associated w/ May, all with some identification; May Sarton is not in photos (1/2)
005.  Friends, individuals associated w/ May, all with some identification; May Sarton is not in photos (2/2)
005a.  Friends, individuals associated w/ May, no identification and May Sarton is not in photos
006.  Huldah [Mrs. Walter Sharp] (1/2)
007.  Huldah [Mrs. Walter Sharp]  (2/2)
008.  Susan Sherman
009.  Susan Sherman and May Sarton, (?)
010.  Pets of May Sarton, Late 1950s-19?
011.  Pets of May Sarton--CAUTION--photos adhered to glass, 1970s-19?
012.  Birthday celebration for M. Sarton, 1991
013.  Nelson, NH
013a.  Nelson, NH home, post-Sarton
014.  York, ME
015.  York, ME
015a.  Nelson, NH home, post-Sarton, 1990s
016.  York home, interior and exterior, undated
017.  Books on shelves, unknown location, undated
018.  Travel - Italy,  Austria?, undated
019.  Travel - India, Indonesia, undated
020.  Travel - Holland, Denmark, undated
021.  Travel with Judith Matlack, 1966
022.  Travel - Canal trip, 1947
023.  Travel - South of France, 1966
024.  Travel - Greece, 1962
025.  Travel - Round the world trip, 1962
026.  Travel, 1954
026a.  Travel, Positano and Amalfi, 1950s, undated
027.  Travel - Atlanta, 1972
027a.  Travel - Isles of Shoals, 1980s
028.  May Sarton alone, with friends, with pets; some identification, 1970s-1980s
028a.  Inspirational gardens, 1993
029.  Published magazine and poster works, undated
030.  May Sarton at readings, lectures
030.001.  Carmelite Monastery, 1986(?)
030.002.  California 1987, 1987
030.003.  Charlotte, NC, April, 1983
030.004.  Seattle, October, 1982
030.005.  Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, April 11, 1984
030.006.  Unknown locations, photos in color, undated
030.007.  Unknown locations, photos in black and white, undated
030.008.  Cleveland, OH, 1978
030.009.  Wentworth-By-The-Sea [NH], 1973
030.010.  Hanover, NH, October 1986
030.011.  Riverdale [state unknown, Sarton not in photo], December 1985
030.012.  Washington (DC or state of ?), September 1985
030.013.  Berkeley,  1978-1979
030.014.  Illinois College, March 1971
030.015.  Seattle,  April 1984
030.016.  Lasell Junior College, 1960
030.017.  Boston Public Library, 1976
030.018.  Los Angeles, April 1984
030.019.  Unknown locations, photos in black and white, undated
030.020.  Unknown locations, photos in color, undated
030.021.  Cincinnati, OH, undated
030.022.  Berkeley, 1978
030.023.  Cleveland, OH, December 1978
030.024.  Duluth, MN, College of St. Scholastica, December 1985
030.025.  Colby College, 1982
030.026.  Bethany College, 1940
030.027.  Westbrook/Maine Women Writers Collection, 1970s
030.028.  May Sarton event/tour ephemera, 1970s, undated
031.  May Sarton at college and university events, 1976-1992
032.  Photos from friends with accompanying correspondence; also some random correspondence, 1980s-1992
035.  Coastal scenery, unidentified, 1970s, 1980s(?)
036.  Irish countryside, 1980s(?)

06.06 Travel Ephemera

Brochures and a large collection of photo/picture postcards from Sarton's travels.

001.  Brochures
002.  Postcards
003.  Postcards, oversized, 1915, 1960s

06.07 Photographic Negatives

This material includes a variety of negatives, which are unlabeled. There is also a broken glass plate negative, a camera lens filter, and some negatives on circular discs. There are a few negatives in other subseries of the collection depending on whether the negatives were connected to prints in those subseries.

06.08 Slides

Nine boxes of slides have been rehoused in archival sleeves. Each folder represents one box of slides. Original information on boxes has been transferred to the folder label. Many slides are called "sub-miniature transparencies" and appear to represent trip destinations.  There are three slides labeled "The Phoenix."

06.09 Framed Photographs and Frames

This subseries contains photographs that came to the collection framed.  The photos in the seven frames have been removed from the frames and housed separately in document boxes. The frames have been individually placed in archival envelopes and are housed in a print box. There are two additional photos included: one of May's mother and one of her father which, according to a note (included with photos) from Susan Sherman, hung in May's dressing room.

001.  E.M. Elwes photograph- frame
002.  E.W. Elwes photograph, 1905-1910(?)
003.  Male photograph-frame
004.  Male photograph, ca. 1900
005.  Female photograph frame, ca. 1900?
006.  Female photograph, ca. 1900?
007.  May Sarton as a child frame, ca. 1914(?)
008.  May Sarton as a child photograph, ca. 1914(?)
009.  Hugh Elwes, frame, 1893
010.  Hugh Elwes, portrait, 1893
011.  E. M. Elwes drawing frame, ca. 1920(?)
012.  E. M. Elwes drawing (photograph of drawing?), ca. 1920(?)
013.  Charles Campbell portrait frame
014.  Charles Campbell photograph, undated
015.  E. W. Elwes Sarton photograph, 1924
016.  George Sarton photograph
017.  Documentation (M. Sarton's dressing room photos 06.9.015 and .016)

VII. Book and Journal Inserts

This series includes items kept by Sarton in her book collection, which is held at the Maine Women Writers Collection.  Material includes clippings regarding authors and their work, correspondence from writers and publishers, receipts and other ephemera.  Also included are Sarton's notes on works of which she wrote reviews. Material is arranged in folders alphabetically by the title of the book in which it was found.

VIII. Long-playing Albums

This series includes Sarton's collection of long-playing records. Sarton is reputed to have listened to music while writing, and this collection documents her musical interests. The bulk of the collection is classical, the most-collected composers being Haydn, Mozart, and Vivaldi. Some contemporary and popular performers are also represented.

The bulk of these lp albums have been de-accessioned; the accompanying listing is a separation list (2 copies, one includes notes on lps retained in collection.)

001.  Contemporary albums, arranged by performer or group

IX. Audio Recordings and Other Media

This series originally included cassette tapes which were classified in the following categories: Tapes 1-18 are readings and lectures (organized chronologically), tapes 19-40 are music and readings based on May Sarton's poems (organized by last name of creator), tapes 41-52 are commercially produced programs (organized chronologically). Currently all Sarton audio cassettes exist within the larger MWWC Media Collection. Accompanying correspondence and ephemera is included in the correspondence series.

X. Periodicals and Other Publications

This series includes periodicals from May Sarton's personal collection, most of which contain her poems and stories. Some contain interviews with Sarton, quote her, or review her work. In addition to the serials are book catalogues and various publications such as calendars which feature her work. Accompanying a number of the items is correspondence to Sarton from the publishers of the material.

001.  Academy of American Poets 50th Anniversary flier
002.  Adam International Review 21(238) 1953 [w/insert]; 38(370-375) 1972-73; 41(407-409) 1978.
003.  American Journal 6(3) 1966
004.  Antaeus on Music 71/72: 1993
005.  Ante 3(2) Summer 1967
006.  Atlantic 205(5) May 1960
007.  Belles Lettres 6(2) Winter 1991
008-010.  Beloit Poetry Journal 1(1) 1950; 1(4) 1951; 15(3) 1965; 15(1) 1964; 22(1&2) 1972-1972; Index 25 vol. 1950-1975; 31(1) 1980; 40(4) 1990
011.  Bennington Review (3) December 1978
012.  Berkeley Monthly 9(6) 1979 - located in OVS Box 84
013.  Black Willow 1(1) Fall 1982
014.  Blue Unicorn 1(1) 1977
015.  Boston Today 3(3) November 1978
016.  Book Lovers' Calendar, 1992
017-018.  Botteghe Oscure 9, 1952; 14, 1954 [w/insert]
019.  Cafe Review, The 3(10) 1992
020.  Charleston Magazine, The (11) 1995
021.  Chartres Souvenir Album [with insert]
022.  Choomia 1977
023.  Christopher Street 2(4) 1977
024.  Colorado Quarterly 14(4) 1966
025.  Concern 8(7) 1966
026.  Contempora 1(4) 1970; 2(1) 1972
027-029.  Cornhill Magazine, The (1025) 1960; (1029) 1961; (1042) 1964-1965; (1048) 1966; (1056) 1968; (1071) 1972; (1073) 1972
030-031.  Country Beautiful 3(2) 1964; 4(2) 1965; 1(2) 1961
032.  Cream City Review 10(2), 11(1) [with insert]
033.  English Leaflet, The 59(4) 1960; 64(1) 1965
034.  Epitres 29 1954
035.  Et 1980 [with insert]
036.  Explicator, The 47(4) 1989
037.  Falling Fountains 1(1) 1974
038.  Femme Pratique (35) 1965
039.  Ford Times June 1976
040.  Francis Marion Review 1(1) 1975 [with insert]
041.  Giovanni's Room Winter 1979-80
042.  Green River Review 2(2) 1970
043.  Habitat 5(7) 1988 [with insert]
044.  Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Winter 1980
045.  Hard Scuffle 1979
046.  Hollins Critic, The 11(3) 1974
047.  H.O.M.E. 1984 Calendar (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment)
048-49.  Horizon 3(17), (18) 1941; 14(83) 1946
050.  House & Garden 146(4) 1974 - located in OVS Box 84
051.  Hungry Mind Review 18 1991
052.  Hudson Review, The 12(1) 1959
053.  Impression Gold 1992
054.  Imprint 4(9) 1964; 7(9) 1967
055.  Isis 48(153) 1957
056.  International Portland Review 1980 [w/ insert]
057.  Kalliope 5(2) 1983
058.  Kentucky Poetry Review 24(1) 1988 [w/ insert]
058a.  Kenyon Review 23(2) 1961
058b.  Ladies Home Journal 80(7) 1963 - located in OVS Box 84
058c.  Life Special Report, 1974 [w/ insert] - located in OVS Box 84
058d. Lindenwood College Bulletin 139(1) 1965
058e. Literary Cavalcade 9(3) 1956
058f. Literary Review 4(3) 1961 [w/ insert]; 7(1) 1963; 7(4) 1964
058g. Literature and Psychology 21(3)1971
058h. Lyric, The 41(8)1961; 45(1)1965; 46(4)1966
058i. Madison Review, The 2(1)1979/80 [w/insert]
058j. Malahat, The (6)1968
058k. Massachusetts Review, The 1(2)1960 [w/insert]; 1(4)1960
058l. Media & Methods 17(4)1980 [w/insert]
058m. Metamorphosis 4 4 1964
058n. Monthly Review 2(6)1950
058o. Moving Out 7(2), 8(1)1978
058p. Ms. 11(4)1982; 1(6) 1986
058q. Negative Capability 3(4)1983
058t. New Hampshire Echoes 4(1)1973
058u. New Hampshire College Journal Spring 1991
058v. New Hampshire Profiles May 1964
059.  New York Quarterly (53) 1964 [with insert]; (22), (23) 1978; (24), (25) 1979; (27), (28)
1985; (30) 1986
060.  News from Belgium 5(43) 1945
061.  Northeast 1964
062-63.  Norton - Books That Live 1974; 1984; 1985-1986; 1993-1994; 1994-1995
064.  Notes (Friends of the University Library, University of New Hampshire) (3) 1976
065.  Opera News 57(11) 1993
066.  Outposts (63)1964
067.  Owl May 1974
068.  Paris Review 25(89) 1983; 34(123) 1992
069.  Pennsylvania Literary Review 5(4) 1955; 8(2) 1957
070.  Plume & Sword 4(5) 1964
071.  Poet (13)
072.  Poets & Writers 22(4) 1994
073-076.  Poetry 59(5) 1942; 65(5) 1945; 68(11) 1946; 74(5) 1949; 81(4) 1953; 94(1) 1959 [with insert]; 99(2) 1961; 117(5) 1971; 119(5) 1972; 151(1-2), (3) 1987; 161 (3) 1992 [with insert]; 163 (2) 1993
077.  Poetry Now (5) 1985 [with insert]
078.  Poetry Pilot 1979
079-083.  Puckerbrush Review 2(1), (2) 1979; 3(2) 1980; 4(1) 1981; 5(1) 1983; 7(20) 1986; 8(10) 1987; 10(2) 1992
084.  Pulpsmith 3(3) 1983
085.  Reader's Digest 98(590) 1971; 107(640) 1975 [with insert]
087.  La Revue Nationale 36(365) 1964
089.  Seacoast Life 2(3) 1987
091.  Second Opinion 15 1990
092.  Shady Hill News 1959; 1964; 1990-1991
094.  Small Pond Magazine 917) 1969; (23) 1971
095.  Southern Review 7(3) 1941
096.  Southwest Review 57(1) 1972; 65(1) 1981
097-099.  Texas Quarterly 5(3) 1962; 7(2), (4) 1964
100.  This Time 8(3) 1984
101.  Transatlantic Review (15) 1964; (19) 1965
102.  Trinity Reporter 16(1) 1986
104.  Virginia Quarterly Review 42(3) 1966
105.  Vogue 170(12) 1980
106.  Voice (Scholastic) 66(10) 1982 [with insert]
107.  Voices, A Journal of Poetry (169) 1959; (172) 1960; (178) 1962; (2) 1965
110.  Weid, The Sensibility Revue 12 1976
111.  Wind (9) 1973
112.  Winter Caprice 1970
113.  Woman's Day 23(7) 1960; 29(9) 1966
114.  Woman's Journal Jan, Feb 1964 - located in OVS Box 84
115.  Women 4(4) 1976 [with insert]
120-121.  World, The 1(1) 1987; 2(4) 1988
122.  Writer, The 79(12) 1966
123.  Writer's Digest 69(3) 1989 [with insert]
124.  Yale Literary Magazine 151(1) 1984 125-127.
125.-127.  Yankee 28(4) 1964; 29(1) 1965; 30(3), (5), (6), (8) 1966; 31(7) 1967; 36(9) 1972; 40(9) 1976; 43(6) 1979; 58(3) 1994
128. Appalachia 45 (4) 1985-86
129. Caim 1 (1) 1973
130. Harpoon 2 (3) 1980-81
131. Lesbian Voices 2 (3) 1976
132. Lust en Gratie 21 1989
133. Orion 2 1945
134. Redstart Plus 1988
135. The Spoon River Quarterly 12 (4) 1987

XI. Textiles

There are seven articles of clothing and accessories, all handmade, in this series, two of which did not belong to May Sarton, but are included because they were crafted by her mother, Mabel Sarton. There are three shift-type dresses and one top, all with hand embroidery presumed to have been done by her mother, Mabel Sarton. May would have worn them from childhood through adolescence. The two accessories are an embroidered silk purse and a crocheted cotton baby bonnet. Some of the items are represented in photos of May in this collection.

001.  Red shift, 1920-1930s
002.  Beige top with embroidery, 1930s
003.  Child's dress with embroidery, 1920s
004.  Shift-type dress with embroidery, 1930s(?)
005.  Silk purse, 1930(?)
006.  Baby bonnet, 1912(?)
006a.  Holograph note written by May Sarton documenting her childhood garments [folder 006a is found at end of Series 5], undated
007.  Dress that Sarton wore to book-signing, undated