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Mica Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0007

The Mica Collection contains manuscripts from such contributors as Carol Bergé, Charles Bukowski, Larry Eigner, J. H. Prynne, and Gael Turnbull; business records including receipts, addresses, announcements, and illustrations; Raymond Federman and Helmut Bonheim’s editorial correspondence with writers like Ted Enslin, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Clayton Eshleman, Marvin Bell, Cid Corman, Tom Raworth, Denise Levertov, and Robert Creeley; and miscellaneous photographs and peripherals.

Dates

  • 1960-1962

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Physical Description

2.75 linear feet (10 boxes)

Terms of Access and Use

The Mica Collection, 1960-1962, is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Poetry Collection before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

8.5 Linear Feet (10 clamshell manuscript boxes)

Overview

The Mica Collection contains manuscripts from such contributors as Carol Bergé, Charles Bukowski, Larry Eigner, J. H. Prynne, and Gael Turnbull; business records including receipts, addresses, announcements, and illustrations; Raymond Federman and Helmut Bonheim’s editorial correspondence with writers like Ted Enslin, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Clayton Eshleman, Marvin Bell, Cid Corman, Tom Raworth, Denise Levertov, and Robert Creeley; and miscellaneous photographs and peripherals.

Historical Note

Raymond Federman and Helmut Bonheim published seven issues of Mica in Santa Barbara, CA between December 1960 and March 1962. Modeled after Gael Turnbull’s magazine Migrant, Mica published “sections of letters, journals, notes, [and] remarks” as well as fiction and poetry by such English and American writers as Ian Hamilton Finlay, Gael Turnbull, Leslie Daiken, Tom Raworth, J. H. Prynne, Larry Eigner, Robert Creeley, Denise Levertov, Ted Enslin, and Charles Bukowski.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series.



  • I. Manuscripts
  • II. Business records, art, photographs, and ephemera
  • III. Correspondence

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Poetry Collection by Raymond Federman, Distinguished Emeritus Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

Mica, Poetry Periodical Collection (no call number; shelved by title)

Physical Description

2.75 linear feet (10 boxes)

Processing Information

Collection processed by Poetry Collection staff.

Title
Finding aid for the Mica Collection, 1960-1962.
Author
Finding aid prepared by James Maynard.
Date
2011
Description rules
Finding aid prepared using local best practices.
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

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