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C. David Heymann: Ezra Pound Collection

Collection Number
SC 246

OCLC Number

C. David Heymann, 1945-2012

This collection was donated by C. David Heymann in 1997.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The C. David Heymann: Ezra Pound Collection consists primarily of Heymann’s  research files amassed in preparation of his book Ezra Pound, The Last Rower: A Political Profile (1976). The collection contains materials created between 1907 to 1976.
Extent: 3.75 linear ft. (5 boxes)

Arrangement and Processing Note
Processed by Kristen J. Nyitray in December 2005. Finding aid updated and revised by Kristen J. Nyitray in July 2019.

The collection is organized in three series.
Series 1: Correspondence and Research Files
Series 2: Manuscript Drafts
Series 3: Photographs


Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.  

[Item], [Box], C. David Heymann: Ezra Pound Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
David Heymann (1945-2012) was a literary biographer turned best-selling celebrity biographer. Born Clemens Claude Oscar Heymann, he authored three New York Times best-sellers: A Woman Named Jackie (1989), a life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis that reached No. 1; Liz: An Intimate Biography of Elizabeth Taylor (1995), and Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story (2009). Other works include: Poor Little Rich Girl: The Life and Legend of Barbara Hutton (1983); Ezra Pound, the Last Rower: A Political Profile (1976); American Aristocracy: The Lives and Times of James Russell, Amy, and Robert Lowell (1980); RFK: A Candid Biography of Robert F. Kennedy (1998); The Georgetown Ladies’ Social Club: Power, Passion, and Politics in the Nation’s Capital (2003); and American Legacy: The Story of John & Caroline Kennedy (2007). Heymann earned a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from Cornell (1966) and master of fine arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1969). He did doctoral-level study in English literature at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. (Source: New York Times, May 10, 2012)

Pound, Ezra, -- 1885-1972.
Pound, Ezra, -- 1885-1972 -- Political and social views.
Pound, Ezra.
Political and social views.


Series 1: Correspondence and Research Files

Box 1
Folders 1-2: copies of Pound letters sourced from Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Collection, Yale University
Folder 3-5: copies of transcripts, Pound’s Italian WWII radio broadcasts, U.S. State Department (3f)

Box 2
Folders 1-5: copies of files, U.S. State Department and Justice Department
Folders 6-7: copies of correspondence, Pound
Folder 8: copies of correspondence, Louis Untermeyer
Folder 9: copies of correspondence, National Archives and Records Service
Folder 10: handwritten transcription of interview with Garcia Livi (March 24, 1963) held by the Library of Congress
Folder 11: copy of Archibald MacLeish’s The Pisan Cantos of Ezra Pound, 1950
Folder 12: C. David Heymann’s published interview with Ezra Pound
Folder 13: postcard, Ezra Pound to Louis Zukofsky, May 4, 1933

Box 3
Folder 1: La Destra, November-December 1972
Folder 2: Agenda, Autumn-Winter 1970
Folder 3: copies of literary criticism
Folder 4: copy of Arthur Miller comments on Ezra Pound from 30 Years of Treasory (E. Bentley, Viking, 1971)
Folder 5: copy of Steber report on Ezra Pound from the Library of Congress
Folder 6: Julien Cornell files from Beinecke Library, Yale University
Folder 7: copy, Pound letter to Woodrow Wilson, 1913 March 3
Folder 8: files, Wabash College, Indiana, 1907-1908
Folder 9: copy, Grab and Johnson manuscript of Yale University's broadcast for Pound's 70th birthday
Folder 10: Italian Quarterly, Special Ezra Pound Issue, Spring 1973
Folder 11: copies, letters from Pound to Amy Lowell
Folder 12: file, Ezra Pound at St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Folder 13: copies, Harry Meacher, University of Virginia
Folder 14: Robert Fitzgerald on Ezra Pound
Folder 15: Houghton Library, Harvard University, holdings on Ezra Pound
Folder 16: typescript, translation of Pisan Cantos by Kate Johnson
Folder 17: file, Allen Ginsberg and Pound
Folders 18-21: assorted notes, clippings, articles, reviews, etc
Folder 22: file (restricted)

Series 2: Manuscript Drafts

Box 4
Manuscript, Ezra Pound: The Last Rower by C. David Heymann (4f)

Box 5
Manuscript, Ezra Pound: The Last Rower by C. David Heymann (4f)

Series 3: Photographs (copies)

Ezra Pound, July 1959
Ezra Pound, Rapallo, 1960s
Ezra Pound, 1920
Ezra Pound, 1945  
Ezra Pound, undated (4 items)
Ezra Pound and Dorothy Brunnenburg, 1959
Witnesses brought from Italy to testify against Ezra Pound