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Guide to the Vincenzo Beltrone Collection
 MS 3029

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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta, June 2017

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Series IV. Print matter, 1933-1959. 0.417 Linear Feet (1 box)

Scope and Contents

Series IV contains a mix of published material—mostly poetry books (some in Italian) and poetry journals—that belonged to Vincenzo Beltrone and his widow, the poet Kate Fabian Beltrone. Vincenzo died early in 1950, so anything dating from before then could conceivably have been his.

Kate was a contributing editor to PEGASUS: The Poetry Quarterly, in which she published her late husband's verse along with her own. A few scattered issues are in box 7, folder 2.

Series IV also includes two small woodblock printing plate portraits of Beltrone, one of which is reproduced in the 1987 version of Roslyn Bernstein's article, "Alien Enemy M68-279: The Unresolved Case of Vincenzo Beltrone" (box 4, folder 8).


The material in Series IV is separated by format and ordered chronologically within each folder.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Italian poetry and "letterature"

Scope and Contents

Contains four items:

1. Vincenzo De Simone, La Funtana: Sonetti Siciliani (Milano: Edizione "Siculorum Gymnasium," 1933). Inscribed by the author to Vincenzo Beltrone.
2. Giuseppe Tusiani,  Flora, O Primi Fiori di Poesia [poems] (n.p., ca. 1949). Inscribed by the author to Vincenzo Beltrone, 24 January 1949.
3. Matteo Teresi,  Ai Giovani Figli D'Italia (Rochester, N.Y.: Florence Printing and Publishing, n.d.).
4. G. B. Angioletti and G. Antonini,  Panorama of the Contemporary Italian Letterature (Florence: Vallecchi Publisher, n.d.).

1933-ca. 1949
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Poetry journals and dramatic works

Scope and Contents

Contains five items:

1. George F. Meyers, Astral Broadcasting Networks: The Sorrows of Lilith in her Adventure with Wotan. A Play in Three Acts—With a Prologue ([New York]: published by the author, 1937). Inscribed by the author to V. Beltrone.
2.  Crescendo [poetry journal], vol. 3 (Autumn 1944). Final issue; merged with Iconograph.
3.  Section Eight [poetry leaflet] (1955).
4.  Talisman 7 [literary journal] (Summer 1955).
5.  Flame [literary journal], vol. 6, no. 3 (Autumn 1959).

Box: 7 Folder : 2 PEGASUS: The Poetry Quarterly.

Scope and Contents

Five issues of PEGASUS: The Poetry Quarterly (originally called  PEGASUS: The Poetry Quarterly of Greenwich Village), which ran from 1952 to 1960.

Kate Fabian Beltrone is listed as financial secretary in the PEGASUS issues from 1953 and 1954. In subsequent issues she is a member of the editorial board.

1. Vol. 2, no. 4 (Fall 1953)
2. Vol. 3, no. 1 (Spring 1954); includes Beltrone's "Fantasia" and Kate Fabian Beltrone's "Tranquility."
3. Issue XII, vol. 3, no. 4 (1955); includes Beltrone's "The Blue Mask" and Kate Fabian Beltrone's "Sunlight on a Tear."
4. Issue XV, vol. 4, no. 3 (1956); includes Beltrone's "Chanzon Triste" and Kate Fabian Beltrone's "The Spinning Disc."
5. Issue XVIII, vol. 5, no. 2 (1958); includes Beltrone's "Poem to a Dreamer" and Kate Fabian Beltrone's "Washington Square."

Box: 7 Folder : 3 Poetry books

Scope and Contents

Contains three items:

1. Francis J. Mathues, Bestiary (New York: William-Frederick Press, 1953); illustrated by Alan Thielker.
2. Harland Ristau,  Slum School (Shelbyville, Ind.: Blue River Press, 1954).
3. Dixie Allen,  Idle Thoughts in Poems (New York: Pageant Press, Inc., 1957).

Box: 7 Folder : 4-5 [The Heart in Song] (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Tearsheets of "The Heart in Song" poetry column from the dual-language periodical Il Messaggero [The Messenger], published by the Italian Mission Endowment Fund, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri. The top sheet posthumously profiles Beltrone's life and work, with selections from his poetry. Box 7, folder 5 preserves the portfolio that held these sheets.

Box: 7 Folder : 6 Printing plates

Scope and Contents

Two small printing plate portraits of Vincenzo Beltrone mounted on woodblocks, one of which is reproduced in the 1987 version of Roslyn Bernstein's article, "Alien Enemy M68-279: The Unresolved Case of Vincenzo Beltrone" (box 4, folder 8).


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