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Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1919 - 1988

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Helen Adam Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0079
Abstract Helen Adam (1909-1993) was a poet and visual artist of the San Francisco Renaissance. Born in Scotland, she garnered acclaim at a young age for her collection of poems titled The Elfin Peddlar. After attending Edinburgh University for two years Helen and her sister and frequent collaborator Pat Adam worked as journalists in London before moving to the United States with their mother in 1939. The family made their way to San Francisco, at the beginning of...
Dates: 1890-2009; Majority of material found within 1914-1987

Norma Cole collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0087
Abstract Norma Cole is a poet, translator, visual artist, and educator. Born in Toronto, Canada, she learned French at an early age and received her B.A. in Modern Languages and Literature and M.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Toronto. She has translated a number of French writers into English, and has published over 30 books and chapbooks of her own poetry, some of which incorporates her visual work. Cole has lived in San Francisco since the early 1970s and has held...
Dates: 1979-2014

Thomas Connolly correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0107
Abstract

This collection consists of letters between Thomas Connolly and various writers, some of which are personal and/or relate to his research interests, but most of which document the hiring of writers as faculty for summer sessions at the University at Buffalo.

Dates: 1953-1986

Dream Arches, crayon drawing by Robert Duncan, 1951

 Item — Box 9
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series is chiefly comprised of 400 prints of digital art by Harry Jacobus, some of which are manipulations of his paintings and drawings, as well as two drawings by Robert Duncan.

Dates: 1951

Robert Duncan collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0110
Abstract

The Robert Duncan collection comprises over 100 linear feet of manuscript material, correspondence, artwork, ephemera, audio visual material, and printed material related to Robert Duncan’s (1919-1988) life and work, including a significant amount of material related to his partner, Jess (1923-2004), a visual artist who often collaborated with Duncan.

Dates: circa 1900-1996; Majority of material found within 1940-1986

Faust Foutu performance, undated

 Item — Box 4: Series IV [Barcode: 39072040382586], Item: 11
Identifier: A
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Series IV, consists of audiovisual materials that aided in Prevallet’s research or were created by Prevallet during the course of her research. Contained in this series are recordings of interviews Prevallet conducted as well as archival interviews with Adam's contemporaries, recordings of performances and readings of Helen Adam's work, and original works inspired by Helen Adam.

This series is subdivided into subseries based on format.

Dates: undated

Helen Adam/Robert Duncan tape 1, 1976 June

 Item — Box 4: Series IV [Barcode: 39072040382586], Item: 15
Identifier: A
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Series IV, consists of audiovisual materials that aided in Prevallet’s research or were created by Prevallet during the course of her research. Contained in this series are recordings of interviews Prevallet conducted as well as archival interviews with Adam's contemporaries, recordings of performances and readings of Helen Adam's work, and original works inspired by Helen Adam.

This series is subdivided into subseries based on format.

Dates: 1976 June

Harry Jacobus Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0039
Abstract

The Harry Jacobus collection includes 400 prints of digital art by Jacobus, some of which are manipulations of his paintings and drawings; photographs from San Francisco and travels in Europe and Mexico; a file on the King Ubu Gallery, including photocopied exhibition fliers; correspondence from Jess and other friends and associates; and a digital recording of Robert Duncan's "Foust Foutu" performed at The Six Gallery.

Dates: 1945-2011

Robert Kelly Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0023
Abstract

The Robert Kelly Collection contains an extensive collection of Kelly’s autographed and typed manuscripts and notebooks (approximately 58,000 pages); over 4,000 letters to Kelly from such writers as Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Ted Enslin, Clayton Eshleman, Charles Olson, Jonathan Williams, and Diane Wakoski; and copies of many of Kelly’s letters to others.

Dates: 1949-1989