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James L. Weil Papers

Identifier: 1998-0217

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence and manuscripts from Cid Corman (46 letters, 1977 - 1980), Larry Eigner (12 letters, 1 ms, 1978), Ed Sanders (1 ms, 1974), and Diane Wakoski (4 letters, 1963).


  • Creation: 1963 - 1980

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.


James L. Weil was born 15 June 1929, in New York, New York, the son of Morris (a financier) and Charlotte (Ullman) Weil. He attended the University of Chicago (A.B., 1950) and Oxford University (certificate, 1954). He has been employed by the Dialight Corporation (manufacturer of electronic components, New York City, 1954-1956) as an aide to the president, as secretary (1956-1958), vice-president (1958-1961), senior vice-president (1961-1968); editor and publisher of the Elizabeth Press (New Rochelle, NY, 1961-1981); editor and publisher of James L. Weil, Publisher (New Rochelle, 1982--). He was also president of Liz Pub Ltd. (1977-1981) and is a former member of advisory board and writer-in-residence of Wesleyan Writers Conference. He has been awarded the Chapbook award for American Weave (1958) and an award from National Endowment of the Arts (1967) for Quarrel with the Rose.


0.15 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



James L. Weil was the proprietor of Elizabeth Press, New Rochelle, New York.

Acquisition Information

Unknown, likely a purchase.

General Physical Description note

.15 linear feet.

James L. Weil Papers
Archives & Special Collections staff
2002 September
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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