Alice Fogel Papers

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Alice Fogel Papers

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Finding guide for the Alice Fogel Papers in the Keene State College Archives and Special Collections

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Finding Aid to the Alice Fogel Papers
MS.92
Finding aid prepared by Hayley Lamberson

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit
January 24, 2022

College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library / Keene State College
December 15, 2015
229 Main Street
MS 3201
Keene, New Hampshire, 03435
603-358-2717
archivist@keene.edu

Finding Aid to the Alice Fogel Papers MS.92

Table of Contents
Summary Information ................................................................................................................................. 3
Biographical Note.......................................................................................................................................... 4
Scope and Contents Note.............................................................................................................................. 4
Note on Arrangement.................................................................................................................................... 4
Administrative Information .........................................................................................................................4
Collection Inventory...................................................................................................................................... 6
Series 1: Works of poetry & prose......................................................................................................... 6
Series 2: Theater materials.................................................................................................................... 12
Series 3: Teaching materials................................................................................................................. 12
Series 4: Personal materials...................................................................................................................13
Series 5: Promotion & publication........................................................................................................14
Series 6: Published works..................................................................................................................... 15

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Summary Information
Repository

College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library /
Keene State College

Title

Alice Fogel Papers

Date

1974-2015

Extent

5.5 Linear feet 11 clamshell boxes

Language

English

Abstract

This collection contains materials on the life and work of New Hampshire
Poet Laureate Alice Fogel, including manuscripts of poetry and prose, and
records on the publication and promotion of her work, as well as records
on her teaching poetry in schools and working as a theater costumer.

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Biographical Note
Alice Fogel grew up with an interest in writing and reading during a childhood spent in Croton-onHudson, N.Y. She continued her interest in literature by receiving her bachelor’s degree in Art and
Literature from Antioch College. After college, she moved back to her home state to work in costuming
and design in the New York theater scene. A job with a Portsmouth theater company brought her to New
Hampshire and rekindled her interest in writing. Shortly after, she received a master’s degree in writing
from the University of New Hampshire. Fogel published her first book of poetry, Elemental, in 1993,
which earned a spot in the annual Best American Poetry anthology edited by David Lehman and Louise
Glück. Three years later, she published I Love This Dark World. Her 2007 book Be That Empty was
a National Poetry Society bestseller four weeks straight, and 2015’s Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s
“Goldberg Variations” received the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. Fogel has also
published a number of nonfiction works, including 2009’s Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the
Reluctant Reader.

Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains drafts, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, notes, correspondence, notebooks,
and other records related to New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice Fogel. Included in this collection are
records on her work as a published author and poet, essayist, teacher, costumer, and student.

Note on Arrangement
Records are grouped into 6 series categorically organized by how they relate to Fogel's life and career.
Subseries within these series are topical, and may contain additional subseries that further group records
by record type or subject. The physical location of the records is determined by the folder and box listing
found underneath the relevant subseries or series.

Administrative Information

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Publication Information
College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library / Keene State College December 15,
2015
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to the public for research. Some restrictions may apply.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the
institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors).
The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Keene State College, its officers, employees, and agents
from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.
Processing Information
Processed by Hayley Lamberson in December 2015 and January 2016 as part of a New Hampshire
Mooseplate Grant on the New Hampshire Poet Laureates.
Note on Microfilm
In February 2016, the manuscripts of Elemental, A Doubtful House, and Interval, as well as Fogel's loose
poems and essays "Fear of Poetry, or Whose Woods These Are I'd Rather Not Know" and "The Roots of
Rhythm Remain: On Music in Poetry," were copied on preservation microfilm. These microfilm reels can
be found at the Keene State College Archives & Special Collections.

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Series 1: Works of poetry & prose

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Works of poetry & prose

Scope and Contents note
This series contains drafts, notes, and manuscripts of Fogel's poetry, novels, and essays. Series contains
records on the research and writing of Interval (2015), poems based on Johann Sebastian Bach's
"Goldberg Variations"; Elemental (1993); I Love This Dark World (1996); the unpublished collection
A Doubtful House; the children's stories The Treasure at Home, The Forever Shirt, Hannah and the
Truly Wild Heron, That's How I See It, and Ruby's Incredible Flying Quilt; mountain poems inspried by
the Appalachian Trail; essays; the unpublished young adult novels You Are Here and Lydia Now and
Then, also known as The Key, which won a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators award
for works-in-progress; and the short story Graduation Day; as well as various prose writings and poems
written throughout Fogel's lifetime.
Physical Properties note
Many records in this series have been printed out by Fogel on scrap paper. This scrap paper consists of
further drafts of poems, correspondence, and other personal records. Researchers interested in these three
categories may benefit from also pulling records from this series.

Subseries 1: Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Drafts

Box 1, Folder 1 ca. 2008

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Research

Research

Box 1, Folder 2 1997-2001

Box 1, Folder 3 ca. 2000

Subseries 2: A Doubtful House

Drafts & Notes

Box 1, Folder 4 ca. 2010

Box 1, Folder 5 ca. 2010

Manuscripts

Box 2, Folder 1 2009-2012

Subseries 3: Elemental

Drafts

Folder 5, Box 5 ca. 1980s

Galley proofs

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Subseries 4: I Love This Dark World

Folder 6, Box 5 ca. 1993

Subseries 4: I Love This Dark World

Galley proofs

Folder 7, Box 5 ca. 1996

Subseries 5: Mountain poems

Folder 2, Box 3 2012

Subseries 6: Loose poems

Folder 3, Box 3 2008-2015

Folder 5, Box 4 ca. 1974-82
General note
Folder includes early drafts of some poems found in Elemental.

Folder 4, Box 5 ca. 1970s-80s

Subseries 7: Essays

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Fear of Poetry, or Whose Woods These Are I'd Rather Not Know

Fear of Poetry, or Whose Woods These Are I'd Rather Not Know

Folder 1, Box 5 1995

God Is in the Silence: The Spiritual Silence of Poetry

Folder 2, Box 5 n.d.

The Roots of Rhythm Remain: On Music in Poetry

Folder 3, Box 5 1998

Excess

Folder 2, Box 7 1992-93

To Speak of Flying

Folder 3, Box 7 n.d.

Poetry In Mind

Folder 4, Box 7 n.d.

A Fitting Place

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Getting to the Point

Folder 6, Box 7 n.d.

Getting to the Point

Folder 5, Box 7 c. 1987

Subseries 8: Short stories

Graduation Day

Folder 7, Box 6 n.d.

Subseries 9: Children's stories

The Treasure at Home

Folder 2, Box 2 n.d.

The Forever Shirt

Folder 3, Box 2 n.d.

Hannah and the Truly Wild Heron

Folder 4, Box 2 n.d.

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That's How I See It: A Story About an Artist Named Emy

That's How I See It: A Story About an Artist Named Emy

Folder 5, Box 2 ca. 1996

Further Adventures of Ruby's Incredible Flying Quilt

Folder 4, Box 3 ca. 2003

Other materials

Folder 6, Box 2 1992-2002

Subseries 10: Young adult novels

You Are Here

Folder 5, Box 3 n.d.

Folder 6, Box 6 n.d.

Lydia Now and Then/The Key

Folder 6, Box 3 2005

Folder 1, Box 7 2006

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Subseries 11: Other prose writings

Subseries 11: Other prose writings

Folder 1, Box 3 1999, 2005

Series 2: Theater materials

Scope and Contents note
Series consists of clippings, a costuming chart, and images of costumes created by Fogel during her time
working as a costumer in theaters in the 1980s.

Subseries 2: Clippings & programs

Folder 4, Box 4 1981-83

Subseries 1: Costuming materials

Folder 3, Box 4 ca. 1983

Series 3: Teaching materials

Scope and Contents note
Series contains clippings, notes, and examples of student work from Fogel's teaching responsibilities,
including higher education classes and poetry workshops held at New Hampshire middle and high
schools. This includes records for a children's poetry book project with the Great River Arts Association
and the Brattleboro Art Museum. Also contained are notes on Fogel's participation in the Writers in the
Schools Committee of the New Hampshire Writers & Publishers Project.

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Series 4: Personal materials

Folder 8, Box 5 1990-1997

Folder 9, Box 5 c. 2002

Series 4: Personal materials

Scope and Contents note
Series contains records related to Fogel's personal life. This includes notes, essays, and tests from her
undergraduate courses at Antioch College and graduate courses at the University of New Hampshire;
personal correspondence; and blog postings and journals, which include brainstorming for her poetry,
fiction, and essays.
Conditions Governing Access note
Some materials in this series are closed for public research until 2018.

Subseries 1: Schoolwork

University of New Hampshire

Folder 1, Box 4 1984-85

Folder 1, Box 8 1984-85

Antioch College

Folder 2, Box 4 1975-76

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Subseries 2: Correspondence

Subseries 2: Correspondence

Folder 5, Box 6 1984-2010

Folder 7, Box 7 - CLOSED UNTIL 2018

Subseries 3: Journals & Blogs

Folder 2, Box 8 1995, 1997

Folder 3, Box 8 1999, 2008

Series 5: Promotion & publication

Scope and Contents note
Series contains records related to the publishing and promotional side of writing. Included are
acceptance and rejection letters from publishers, book reviews, paperwork and correspondence from
publishers, and records related to events, workshops, and other forms of promotion.

Subseries 1: Submissions

Folder 1, Box 6 1981-2013

Subseries 2: Publishing materials

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Subseries 3: Promotional materials

Folder 2, Box 6 1987-2008

Subseries 3: Promotional materials

Folder 3, Box 6 1998-2008

Subseries 4: Reviews

Folder 4, Box 6 2007-2008

Series 6: Published works

Scope and Contents note
Series includes copies of poetry, essays, and other prose published in journals, magazines, and books.

Folder 4, Box 8, 1976-1983

Box 9, 1987-1993

Box 10, 1994-2007

Box 11, 2008-2014

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Finding Aid to the Alice Fogel Papers
MS.92
Finding aid prepared by Hayley Lamberson

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit
January 24, 2022

College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library / Keene State College
December 15, 2015
229 Main Street
MS 3201
Keene, New Hampshire, 03435
603-358-2717
archivist@keene.edu

Finding Aid to the Alice Fogel Papers MS.92

Table of Contents
Summary Information ................................................................................................................................. 3
Biographical Note.......................................................................................................................................... 4
Scope and Contents Note.............................................................................................................................. 4
Note on Arrangement.................................................................................................................................... 4
Administrative Information .........................................................................................................................4
Collection Inventory...................................................................................................................................... 6
Series 1: Works of poetry & prose......................................................................................................... 6
Series 2: Theater materials.................................................................................................................... 12
Series 3: Teaching materials................................................................................................................. 12
Series 4: Personal materials...................................................................................................................13
Series 5: Promotion & publication........................................................................................................14
Series 6: Published works..................................................................................................................... 15

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Summary Information
Repository

College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library /
Keene State College

Title

Alice Fogel Papers

Date

1974-2015

Extent

5.5 Linear feet 11 clamshell boxes

Language

English

Abstract

This collection contains materials on the life and work of New Hampshire
Poet Laureate Alice Fogel, including manuscripts of poetry and prose, and
records on the publication and promotion of her work, as well as records
on her teaching poetry in schools and working as a theater costumer.

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Biographical Note
Alice Fogel grew up with an interest in writing and reading during a childhood spent in Croton-onHudson, N.Y. She continued her interest in literature by receiving her bachelor’s degree in Art and
Literature from Antioch College. After college, she moved back to her home state to work in costuming
and design in the New York theater scene. A job with a Portsmouth theater company brought her to New
Hampshire and rekindled her interest in writing. Shortly after, she received a master’s degree in writing
from the University of New Hampshire. Fogel published her first book of poetry, Elemental, in 1993,
which earned a spot in the annual Best American Poetry anthology edited by David Lehman and Louise
Glück. Three years later, she published I Love This Dark World. Her 2007 book Be That Empty was
a National Poetry Society bestseller four weeks straight, and 2015’s Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s
“Goldberg Variations” received the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. Fogel has also
published a number of nonfiction works, including 2009’s Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the
Reluctant Reader.

Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains drafts, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, notes, correspondence, notebooks,
and other records related to New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice Fogel. Included in this collection are
records on her work as a published author and poet, essayist, teacher, costumer, and student.

Note on Arrangement
Records are grouped into 6 series categorically organized by how they relate to Fogel's life and career.
Subseries within these series are topical, and may contain additional subseries that further group records
by record type or subject. The physical location of the records is determined by the folder and box listing
found underneath the relevant subseries or series.

Administrative Information

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Publication Information
College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library / Keene State College December 15,
2015
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to the public for research. Some restrictions may apply.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the
institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors).
The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Keene State College, its officers, employees, and agents
from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.
Processing Information
Processed by Hayley Lamberson in December 2015 and January 2016 as part of a New Hampshire
Mooseplate Grant on the New Hampshire Poet Laureates.
Note on Microfilm
In February 2016, the manuscripts of Elemental, A Doubtful House, and Interval, as well as Fogel's loose
poems and essays "Fear of Poetry, or Whose Woods These Are I'd Rather Not Know" and "The Roots of
Rhythm Remain: On Music in Poetry," were copied on preservation microfilm. These microfilm reels can
be found at the Keene State College Archives & Special Collections.

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Series 1: Works of poetry & prose

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Works of poetry & prose

Scope and Contents note
This series contains drafts, notes, and manuscripts of Fogel's poetry, novels, and essays. Series contains
records on the research and writing of Interval (2015), poems based on Johann Sebastian Bach's
"Goldberg Variations"; Elemental (1993); I Love This Dark World (1996); the unpublished collection
A Doubtful House; the children's stories The Treasure at Home, The Forever Shirt, Hannah and the
Truly Wild Heron, That's How I See It, and Ruby's Incredible Flying Quilt; mountain poems inspried by
the Appalachian Trail; essays; the unpublished young adult novels You Are Here and Lydia Now and
Then, also known as The Key, which won a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators award
for works-in-progress; and the short story Graduation Day; as well as various prose writings and poems
written throughout Fogel's lifetime.
Physical Properties note
Many records in this series have been printed out by Fogel on scrap paper. This scrap paper consists of
further drafts of poems, correspondence, and other personal records. Researchers interested in these three
categories may benefit from also pulling records from this series.

Subseries 1: Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Drafts

Box 1, Folder 1 ca. 2008

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Research

Research

Box 1, Folder 2 1997-2001

Box 1, Folder 3 ca. 2000

Subseries 2: A Doubtful House

Drafts & Notes

Box 1, Folder 4 ca. 2010

Box 1, Folder 5 ca. 2010

Manuscripts

Box 2, Folder 1 2009-2012

Subseries 3: Elemental

Drafts

Folder 5, Box 5 ca. 1980s

Galley proofs

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Subseries 4: I Love This Dark World

Folder 6, Box 5 ca. 1993

Subseries 4: I Love This Dark World

Galley proofs

Folder 7, Box 5 ca. 1996

Subseries 5: Mountain poems

Folder 2, Box 3 2012

Subseries 6: Loose poems

Folder 3, Box 3 2008-2015

Folder 5, Box 4 ca. 1974-82
General note
Folder includes early drafts of some poems found in Elemental.

Folder 4, Box 5 ca. 1970s-80s

Subseries 7: Essays

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Fear of Poetry, or Whose Woods These Are I'd Rather Not Know

Fear of Poetry, or Whose Woods These Are I'd Rather Not Know

Folder 1, Box 5 1995

God Is in the Silence: The Spiritual Silence of Poetry

Folder 2, Box 5 n.d.

The Roots of Rhythm Remain: On Music in Poetry

Folder 3, Box 5 1998

Excess

Folder 2, Box 7 1992-93

To Speak of Flying

Folder 3, Box 7 n.d.

Poetry In Mind

Folder 4, Box 7 n.d.

A Fitting Place

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Getting to the Point

Folder 6, Box 7 n.d.

Getting to the Point

Folder 5, Box 7 c. 1987

Subseries 8: Short stories

Graduation Day

Folder 7, Box 6 n.d.

Subseries 9: Children's stories

The Treasure at Home

Folder 2, Box 2 n.d.

The Forever Shirt

Folder 3, Box 2 n.d.

Hannah and the Truly Wild Heron

Folder 4, Box 2 n.d.

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That's How I See It: A Story About an Artist Named Emy

That's How I See It: A Story About an Artist Named Emy

Folder 5, Box 2 ca. 1996

Further Adventures of Ruby's Incredible Flying Quilt

Folder 4, Box 3 ca. 2003

Other materials

Folder 6, Box 2 1992-2002

Subseries 10: Young adult novels

You Are Here

Folder 5, Box 3 n.d.

Folder 6, Box 6 n.d.

Lydia Now and Then/The Key

Folder 6, Box 3 2005

Folder 1, Box 7 2006

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Subseries 11: Other prose writings

Subseries 11: Other prose writings

Folder 1, Box 3 1999, 2005

Series 2: Theater materials

Scope and Contents note
Series consists of clippings, a costuming chart, and images of costumes created by Fogel during her time
working as a costumer in theaters in the 1980s.

Subseries 2: Clippings & programs

Folder 4, Box 4 1981-83

Subseries 1: Costuming materials

Folder 3, Box 4 ca. 1983

Series 3: Teaching materials

Scope and Contents note
Series contains clippings, notes, and examples of student work from Fogel's teaching responsibilities,
including higher education classes and poetry workshops held at New Hampshire middle and high
schools. This includes records for a children's poetry book project with the Great River Arts Association
and the Brattleboro Art Museum. Also contained are notes on Fogel's participation in the Writers in the
Schools Committee of the New Hampshire Writers & Publishers Project.

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Series 4: Personal materials

Folder 8, Box 5 1990-1997

Folder 9, Box 5 c. 2002

Series 4: Personal materials

Scope and Contents note
Series contains records related to Fogel's personal life. This includes notes, essays, and tests from her
undergraduate courses at Antioch College and graduate courses at the University of New Hampshire;
personal correspondence; and blog postings and journals, which include brainstorming for her poetry,
fiction, and essays.
Conditions Governing Access note
Some materials in this series are closed for public research until 2018.

Subseries 1: Schoolwork

University of New Hampshire

Folder 1, Box 4 1984-85

Folder 1, Box 8 1984-85

Antioch College

Folder 2, Box 4 1975-76

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Subseries 2: Correspondence

Subseries 2: Correspondence

Folder 5, Box 6 1984-2010

Folder 7, Box 7 - CLOSED UNTIL 2018

Subseries 3: Journals & Blogs

Folder 2, Box 8 1995, 1997

Folder 3, Box 8 1999, 2008

Series 5: Promotion & publication

Scope and Contents note
Series contains records related to the publishing and promotional side of writing. Included are
acceptance and rejection letters from publishers, book reviews, paperwork and correspondence from
publishers, and records related to events, workshops, and other forms of promotion.

Subseries 1: Submissions

Folder 1, Box 6 1981-2013

Subseries 2: Publishing materials

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Subseries 3: Promotional materials

Folder 2, Box 6 1987-2008

Subseries 3: Promotional materials

Folder 3, Box 6 1998-2008

Subseries 4: Reviews

Folder 4, Box 6 2007-2008

Series 6: Published works

Scope and Contents note
Series includes copies of poetry, essays, and other prose published in journals, magazines, and books.

Folder 4, Box 8, 1976-1983

Box 9, 1987-1993

Box 10, 1994-2007

Box 11, 2008-2014

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Finding Aid to the Alice Fogel Papers
MS.92
Finding aid prepared by Hayley Lamberson

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit
January 24, 2022

College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library / Keene State College
December 15, 2015
229 Main Street
MS 3201
Keene, New Hampshire, 03435
603-358-2717
archivist@keene.edu

Finding Aid to the Alice Fogel Papers MS.92

Table of Contents
Summary Information ................................................................................................................................. 3
Biographical Note.......................................................................................................................................... 4
Scope and Contents Note.............................................................................................................................. 4
Note on Arrangement.................................................................................................................................... 4
Administrative Information .........................................................................................................................4
Collection Inventory...................................................................................................................................... 6
Series 1: Works of poetry & prose......................................................................................................... 6
Series 2: Theater materials.................................................................................................................... 12
Series 3: Teaching materials................................................................................................................. 12
Series 4: Personal materials...................................................................................................................13
Series 5: Promotion & publication........................................................................................................14
Series 6: Published works..................................................................................................................... 15

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Summary Information
Repository

College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library /
Keene State College

Title

Alice Fogel Papers

Date

1974-2015

Extent

5.5 Linear feet 11 clamshell boxes

Language

English

Abstract

This collection contains materials on the life and work of New Hampshire
Poet Laureate Alice Fogel, including manuscripts of poetry and prose, and
records on the publication and promotion of her work, as well as records
on her teaching poetry in schools and working as a theater costumer.

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Biographical Note
Alice Fogel grew up with an interest in writing and reading during a childhood spent in Croton-onHudson, N.Y. She continued her interest in literature by receiving her bachelor’s degree in Art and
Literature from Antioch College. After college, she moved back to her home state to work in costuming
and design in the New York theater scene. A job with a Portsmouth theater company brought her to New
Hampshire and rekindled her interest in writing. Shortly after, she received a master’s degree in writing
from the University of New Hampshire. Fogel published her first book of poetry, Elemental, in 1993,
which earned a spot in the annual Best American Poetry anthology edited by David Lehman and Louise
Glück. Three years later, she published I Love This Dark World. Her 2007 book Be That Empty was
a National Poetry Society bestseller four weeks straight, and 2015’s Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s
“Goldberg Variations” received the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. Fogel has also
published a number of nonfiction works, including 2009’s Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the
Reluctant Reader.

Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains drafts, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, notes, correspondence, notebooks,
and other records related to New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice Fogel. Included in this collection are
records on her work as a published author and poet, essayist, teacher, costumer, and student.

Note on Arrangement
Records are grouped into 6 series categorically organized by how they relate to Fogel's life and career.
Subseries within these series are topical, and may contain additional subseries that further group records
by record type or subject. The physical location of the records is determined by the folder and box listing
found underneath the relevant subseries or series.

Administrative Information

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Publication Information
College Archives & Special Collections / Wallace E. Mason Library / Keene State College December 15,
2015
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to the public for research. Some restrictions may apply.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the
institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors).
The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Keene State College, its officers, employees, and agents
from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.
Processing Information
Processed by Hayley Lamberson in December 2015 and January 2016 as part of a New Hampshire
Mooseplate Grant on the New Hampshire Poet Laureates.
Note on Microfilm
In February 2016, the manuscripts of Elemental, A Doubtful House, and Interval, as well as Fogel's loose
poems and essays "Fear of Poetry, or Whose Woods These Are I'd Rather Not Know" and "The Roots of
Rhythm Remain: On Music in Poetry," were copied on preservation microfilm. These microfilm reels can
be found at the Keene State College Archives & Special Collections.

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Series 1: Works of poetry & prose

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Works of poetry & prose

Scope and Contents note
This series contains drafts, notes, and manuscripts of Fogel's poetry, novels, and essays. Series contains
records on the research and writing of Interval (2015), poems based on Johann Sebastian Bach's
"Goldberg Variations"; Elemental (1993); I Love This Dark World (1996); the unpublished collection
A Doubtful House; the children's stories The Treasure at Home, The Forever Shirt, Hannah and the
Truly Wild Heron, That's How I See It, and Ruby's Incredible Flying Quilt; mountain poems inspried by
the Appalachian Trail; essays; the unpublished young adult novels You Are Here and Lydia Now and
Then, also known as The Key, which won a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators award
for works-in-progress; and the short story Graduation Day; as well as various prose writings and poems
written throughout Fogel's lifetime.
Physical Properties note
Many records in this series have been printed out by Fogel on scrap paper. This scrap paper consists of
further drafts of poems, correspondence, and other personal records. Researchers interested in these three
categories may benefit from also pulling records from this series.

Subseries 1: Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Drafts

Box 1, Folder 1 ca. 2008

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Research

Research

Box 1, Folder 2 1997-2001

Box 1, Folder 3 ca. 2000

Subseries 2: A Doubtful House

Drafts & Notes

Box 1, Folder 4 ca. 2010

Box 1, Folder 5 ca. 2010

Manuscripts

Box 2, Folder 1 2009-2012

Subseries 3: Elemental

Drafts

Folder 5, Box 5 ca. 1980s

Galley proofs

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Subseries 4: I Love This Dark World

Folder 6, Box 5 ca. 1993

Subseries 4: I Love This Dark World

Galley proofs

Folder 7, Box 5 ca. 1996

Subseries 5: Mountain poems

Folder 2, Box 3 2012

Subseries 6: Loose poems

Folder 3, Box 3 2008-2015

Folder 5, Box 4 ca. 1974-82
General note
Folder includes early drafts of some poems found in Elemental.

Folder 4, Box 5 ca. 1970s-80s

Subseries 7: Essays

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Fear of Poetry, or Whose Woods These Are I'd Rather Not Know

Fear of Poetry, or Whose Woods These Are I'd Rather Not Know

Folder 1, Box 5 1995

God Is in the Silence: The Spiritual Silence of Poetry

Folder 2, Box 5 n.d.

The Roots of Rhythm Remain: On Music in Poetry

Folder 3, Box 5 1998

Excess

Folder 2, Box 7 1992-93

To Speak of Flying

Folder 3, Box 7 n.d.

Poetry In Mind

Folder 4, Box 7 n.d.

A Fitting Place

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Getting to the Point

Folder 6, Box 7 n.d.

Getting to the Point

Folder 5, Box 7 c. 1987

Subseries 8: Short stories

Graduation Day

Folder 7, Box 6 n.d.

Subseries 9: Children's stories

The Treasure at Home

Folder 2, Box 2 n.d.

The Forever Shirt

Folder 3, Box 2 n.d.

Hannah and the Truly Wild Heron

Folder 4, Box 2 n.d.

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That's How I See It: A Story About an Artist Named Emy

That's How I See It: A Story About an Artist Named Emy

Folder 5, Box 2 ca. 1996

Further Adventures of Ruby's Incredible Flying Quilt

Folder 4, Box 3 ca. 2003

Other materials

Folder 6, Box 2 1992-2002

Subseries 10: Young adult novels

You Are Here

Folder 5, Box 3 n.d.

Folder 6, Box 6 n.d.

Lydia Now and Then/The Key

Folder 6, Box 3 2005

Folder 1, Box 7 2006

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Subseries 11: Other prose writings

Subseries 11: Other prose writings

Folder 1, Box 3 1999, 2005

Series 2: Theater materials

Scope and Contents note
Series consists of clippings, a costuming chart, and images of costumes created by Fogel during her time
working as a costumer in theaters in the 1980s.

Subseries 2: Clippings & programs

Folder 4, Box 4 1981-83

Subseries 1: Costuming materials

Folder 3, Box 4 ca. 1983

Series 3: Teaching materials

Scope and Contents note
Series contains clippings, notes, and examples of student work from Fogel's teaching responsibilities,
including higher education classes and poetry workshops held at New Hampshire middle and high
schools. This includes records for a children's poetry book project with the Great River Arts Association
and the Brattleboro Art Museum. Also contained are notes on Fogel's participation in the Writers in the
Schools Committee of the New Hampshire Writers & Publishers Project.

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Series 4: Personal materials

Folder 8, Box 5 1990-1997

Folder 9, Box 5 c. 2002

Series 4: Personal materials

Scope and Contents note
Series contains records related to Fogel's personal life. This includes notes, essays, and tests from her
undergraduate courses at Antioch College and graduate courses at the University of New Hampshire;
personal correspondence; and blog postings and journals, which include brainstorming for her poetry,
fiction, and essays.
Conditions Governing Access note
Some materials in this series are closed for public research until 2018.

Subseries 1: Schoolwork

University of New Hampshire

Folder 1, Box 4 1984-85

Folder 1, Box 8 1984-85

Antioch College

Folder 2, Box 4 1975-76

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Subseries 2: Correspondence

Subseries 2: Correspondence

Folder 5, Box 6 1984-2010

Folder 7, Box 7 - CLOSED UNTIL 2018

Subseries 3: Journals & Blogs

Folder 2, Box 8 1995, 1997

Folder 3, Box 8 1999, 2008

Series 5: Promotion & publication

Scope and Contents note
Series contains records related to the publishing and promotional side of writing. Included are
acceptance and rejection letters from publishers, book reviews, paperwork and correspondence from
publishers, and records related to events, workshops, and other forms of promotion.

Subseries 1: Submissions

Folder 1, Box 6 1981-2013

Subseries 2: Publishing materials

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Subseries 3: Promotional materials

Folder 2, Box 6 1987-2008

Subseries 3: Promotional materials

Folder 3, Box 6 1998-2008

Subseries 4: Reviews

Folder 4, Box 6 2007-2008

Series 6: Published works

Scope and Contents note
Series includes copies of poetry, essays, and other prose published in journals, magazines, and books.

Folder 4, Box 8, 1976-1983

Box 9, 1987-1993

Box 10, 1994-2007

Box 11, 2008-2014

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