MsC 527

Collection Dates: 1970 -- 1991
(Bulk Dates: 1970s)
1 linear ft.

Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries

Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Biographical and Historical Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List

Administrative Information

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Biographical Note

Rochelle Holt Dubois was born in Chicago in 1946 of Russian-Scottish-Polish parents. She started writing poetry at the age of thirteen, and eventually included prose in her writings. She received a B.A. from the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle, in 1967; an M.F.A. in the Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1970; and a Ph.D. from Columbia Pacific University in 1980. Her first book of poetry, To Make a Bear Dance, was published in 1970 in Iowa City. With D.H. Stefanson, Holt was co-publisher and editor of Valhalla Literary Magazine through Ragnarok Press, which received three Coordinating Council Literary Magazine grants. A protege of Anaiis Nin, she has been widely published, publishing a book annually since 1970. Her joint publication with Virginia Love Long in 1985, Letters of Human Nature, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in the small press prose division. Broad in her interests, she has been a painter, dancer, letterpress printer, sculptor, and educator, as well as poet and writer of prose.

Scope and Contents

The papers of Rochelle Lynn Holt consist of correspondence, photographs, publications, newsletters, and books of poetry and prose.

Photographs: Box 1

Acquisition and Processing Information

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Rochelle Lynn Holt and others.

Guide posted to Internet: August 2004

Box Contents List

Box 1

Biographies and photographs, Rochelle Lynn Holt

Holt, Rochelle Lynn.

A Ballet of Oscillations. Sioux City, IA: Ragnarok Press, 1972. Valkyrie Series #5

"Houseman's Letters to George Galway:" Books at Iowa 15 (Nov. 1971), pp. 3 -- 10

Children of the Moon. Sioux City, IA: Ragnarok Press, 1973. Valhalla Series #2

From 1 Bird. Birmingham, AL: Ragnarok Press, 1978. Valkyrie Series #14

How to Cope With Depression Psychically. Westfield, NJ.: Merging Media, 1985

"Let Djuna Say." Typescript

To Make a Bear Dance. Iowa City, IA: Ragnarok Press, 1970. Valkyrie Series #1

"No Frigate Like a Book." Unpublished Manuscript. Photocopy

"One Working Woman's Newsletter"

Pangs. Novel. TMS with holographic corrections

Pathways -- Art as Healer. Valhalla #8. Merging Media: 1981 -- 1982

Valhalla. Birmingham, AL.: Ragnarok Press, 1977. Valhalla #4

Holt, Rochelle Lynn and D.H. Stefanson. Water, Light, Woman. Holly Springs, MS.: Ragnarok Press, 1974. Bifrost #3

Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream. Fisher, Barbara and Richard Alan Spiegel, Eds. New York: Tenpenny Players, Inc., 1985

Holt, Rochelle Lynn. The Woman in the Moon. Tunnel, NY: Geryon Press, 1982

Merging Media

Ragnarok Press

Rose Shell Press

Columbia Pacific University

Letters to Richard Centing

Letters to Donald R. Harkness, American Studies Press, 1981 -- 1991

Box 2

Correspondence with Chesely Hartman "Bud" Wells, Jr.


1974 -- 1975


January -- March 1977

April -- December 1977

1979 -- July 1980

Chesely Hartman "Bud" Wells, Jr., "Lili," and Rochelle Lynn Holt, 1976

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