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Peter Mantis collection on Kenneth L. Beaudoin

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: PCMS-0067
Archival material related to Peter Mantis and Kenneth L. Beaudoin, including a letter from Judson Crews regarding Beaudoin's papers; a typed manuscript about Crews by Beaudoin; several pages of typescript poems by Beaudoin; a notebook/manuscript, Mississippi River Suite; photographs of Peter Mantis; a scrapbook of Beaudoin's family; a binder of print-outs of Mantis's blogs from his MySpace site; a softball signed by Peter Mantis; an oil painting of Beaudoin by Cliff Middleton, 1940; and 15 literary journals and zines, including the following:
  • Gale (vol. 1, no. 9, October 1949, with an appearance by Kenneth L. Beaudoin [page missing])
  • Ann Arbor Review (no. 3, Spring 1968, with an appearance by Kenneth L. Beaudoin)
  • The Human Voice (vol. 2, no. 2, May 1966, K.L. Beaudoin omnibus issue)
  • The Human Voice (vol. 7, no. 1, 1971, with an appearance by Kenneth L. Beaudoin)
  • Suck-Egg Mule (no. 5, edited by Beaudoin)
The letter from Crews to Mantis appears to indicate that Crews passed on Beaudoin's "late Memphis archives" to Mantis to deposit in an institutional collection.

Dates

  • 1940-2006

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Terms of Access and Use

Peter Mantis Collection on Kenneth L. Beaudoin, 1940-2006, 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

1 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Overview

Peter Mantis, the pen name of Nick (Dominic) Canterucci who also goes by William S. Paley, is a writer, artist, musician, and performer based in Memphis, TN, originally from Ann Arbor, MI. He is active in mail art community, and he produced the long-running film and music zine Loafing the Donkey (1987-2004. Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin (1913-1995) was an American anthropologist and poet. Born in Michigan, he graduated from Memphis State College in 1935, attended Louisiana State from 1936 to 1937, Loyola (La.) in 1940, and the New School for Social Research from 1944 to 1946. This collection contains material related to Peter Mantis and Kenneth L. Beaudoin, including a letter from Judson Crews regarding Beaudoin's papers; a typed manuscript about Crews by Beaudoin; several pages of typescript poems by Beaudoin; a notebook/manuscript, Mississippi River Suite; photographs of Peter Mantis; a scrapbook of Beaudoin's family; a binder of print-outs of Mantis's blogs from his MySpace site; a softball signed by Peter Mantis; an oil painting of Beaudoin by Cliff Middleton, 1940; and 15 literary journals and zines.

Biographical Note

Peter Mantis, the pen name of Nick (Dominic) Canterucci who also goes by William S. Paley, is a writer, artist, musician, and performer based in Memphis, TN, originally from Ann Arbor, MI. He is active in mail art community, and he produced the long-running film and music zine Loafing the Donkey (1987-2004).

Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin (1913-1995) was an American anthropologist and poet. Born in Michigan, he graduated from Memphis State College in 1935, attended Louisiana State from 1936 to 1937, Loyola (La.) in 1940, and the New School for Social Research from 1944 to 1946. Local poets gathered to read and talk about poetry at his home in Memphis.

Arrangement

This collection consists of 6 folders of material, as well as several periodicals and a softball:
  • Judson Crews letter and Kenneth L. Beaudoin poems
  • Mississippi River Suite (AMs)
  • Beaudoin family scrapbook
  • Peter Mantis, "Music for Weasels" printed blog pages
  • Peter Mantis photographs
  • Unidentified photographs

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated by Peter Mantis, 2006-2007.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Related materials are held at Syracuse University: Kenneth L. Beaudoin Papers, 1951-1964.

Processing Information

Processed by Marie Elia, April 2018.
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Marie Elia
Date
2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

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