John Ciardi Collection
Manuscript Collection 372

SUBGROUP I: Books
Series 11: Autobiography and Biography

SAIPAN: THE WAR DIARY OF JOHN CIARDI. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 1988. Introduction by Edward M. Cifelli. Cloth. Posthumously published. First edition signed by Cifelli on the title page.

SAIPAN: THE WAR DIARY OF JOHN CIARDI. Fayetteville, AR: The University of Arkansas Press, 1988. With an Introduction by Edward M. Cifelli. Paperback. Posthumously published. First edition, signed by Cifelli.

SAIPAN: THE WAR DIARY OF JOHN CIARDI. Hardcover. First Edition. Signed by Edward M. Cifelli.

THE SELECTED LETTERS OF JOHN CIARDI. Edited (and with an Introduction) by Edward M. Cifelli. Fayetteville, AR: The University of Arkansas Press, 1991. Cloth. First edition signed by me and with corrections made in the text by Cifeli. Laid in: copy of review in CHOICE (Oct. 1991).

JOHN CIARDI: A BIOGRAPHY. Edward M. Cifelli. Fayetteville, AR: The University of Arkansas Press.

JOHN CIARDI: A BIOGRAPHY. Edward M. Cifelli. Fayetteville, AR: The University of Arkansas Press, 1998. Paperback.

"The Difference Was Love." Interview with Ciardi in GROWING UP ITALIAN. Ed. Linda Brandi Cateura. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1987. Pp.141-56.

WHOSE WOODS THESE ARE
: A History of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference,1926-92. By David Haward Bain and Mary Smyth Duffy. Hopewell, NJ: The Ecco Press, 1993. Ciardi appears frequently in this book and has two chapters devoted to him: "Ciardi Rampant" and "Roller Coaster." Oversized book (8 x 11).

THE WORLD WITHIN WAR: America's Combat Experience in World War II. By Gerald F. Linderman. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.

"Remembering John Ciardi." By Vince Clemente. In VIA [Voices in Italian Americana]. Fall 1994: 15-24.

"Summer in Winchester." Edited by Arthur Griffin. Brief reminiscence by John Ciardi of the time he spend as a caddy at the Winchester Country Club between 1930 and 1933. In New England: The Four Seasons (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980), p. 40.

COUNTERPOINT. Compiled and edited by Roy Newquist. [Interview] Foreword by Mark Van Doren. New York: Rand McNally & Co., 1964. Signed and inscribed by Newquist on front endpaper; signed by Newquist and Van Doren on a blue bound sheet after the front endpaper that says this is number 659 of a limited edition of 2000copies.

Memorial Program for John Ciardi (24 September 1986). Three copies, two in excellent condition, and one with photocopy of NY TIMES obituary, 2 April 1986.

PHOTOCOPIES:

1) Letters to Virginia Johnson:
5 April 1948
18 December 1948
2 October 1960

2) Letters to and from John Holmes regarding Sally Holmes's suicide:
Holmes to Ciardi: 4 July 1947
Ciardi to Holmes: 14 July 1947

3) Elegy for an Abortive Elegy for Winfield Townley Scott (no date)

4) Letters from Virginia Johnson to her parents about Ciardi (in part or whole):
This material is owned by Virginia Johnson's son Dion, who sent them Cifelli.
3 January 1940
10 January 1940
25 January 1940
3 February 1940
21 October 1940
4 January 1942
31 March 1942
15 May 1942
17 January 1946
10 March 1946
21 July 1946

"John Ciardi" by John Holmes. Reprinted from the TUFTONIAN, vol. 12 (Dec. 1955). Two copies with glossy cover featuring a photograph of Ciardi and protected with a paper cover.1) Cifellis's working copy; a gift from Judith Ciardi and 2) Second copy; gift from Miller Williams.

"THE GOOD WAR": An Oral History of World War Two. Studs Terkel. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984. Contains Ciardi talking about his war experience, the first memoir in a section of the book called "The Bombers and the Bombed,"
pp. 198-203. Signed and inscribed by Terkel on front end paper.