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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

Aerial Magazine collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0092

Materials related to Aerial Magazine, a poetry magazine founded by Rod Smith in 1984, that focuses on avant garde and experimental poetry. The collection includes submissions of poems related to Ariel/Aerial issues one through nine, letters to the editor, promotional material, financial records, and other printed materials.

Dates: 1984-2010

Alcheringa collection

Identifier: PCMS-0002
Abstract The Alcheringa Collection spans the entire history of the magazine, including approximately 100 manuscript items representing a broad range of the poetry, articles, and reviews that were published; approximately 200 letters and 46 postcards from internationally known poets, anthropologists and folklorists including Michael Corr, Robert Creeley, Ted Enslin, Jerome Rothenberg, Gary Snyder, Nathaniel Tarn, and Dennis Tedlock; approximately 1,219 items of...
Dates: 1970-1980

Allegany Mountain Press collection

Identifier: PCMS-0095
Dates: 1969-1989

Alpha Beat Press Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0069

This collection contains material from Alpha Beat, an independent press publishing Beat generation and Beat-inspired work. Included are manuscripts, advertisements, reviews, and production material for monographic and periodical publications.

Dates: 1985-2003

Athanor collection

Identifier: PCMS-0003

The Athanor collection contains all of the papers relating to the publishing history of the magazine including manuscript submissions, editor's correspondence, and business documents.

Dates: 1960-1977; Majority of material found within 1971-1975

Peter Mantis collection on Kenneth L. Beaudoin

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: PCMS-0067
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1940-2006

Michael Benedikt papers

Identifier: PCMS-0111

Collection of materials relating to the personal life, photography, and writings of Michael Benedikt. Michael Benedikt was a writer and editor who was also active in documenting "Happenings" in the 1960's and 1970's The collection includes poetry drafts, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and other related materials.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1947-2008; circa 1939-2012

Ted Berrigan notebooks

Identifier: PCMS-0106
Abstract Born in Rhode Island, Berrigan earned his BA and MA from the University of Tulsa after serving in the army during the Korean War. Although he lived for short times in Chicago, Buffalo, Iowa City, and England, he spent most of his time in New York, where he edited and published C Magazine and C Press Books and taught at St. Mark's Poetry Project. Before that, Berrigan was writer-in-residence/visiting poet at the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa, where he met the Alice Notley,...
Dates: 1959-1978

Anne Blonstein collection

Identifier: PCMS-0089
Abstract Anne Blonstein (1958-2011) was born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England, and studied plant genetics at Cambridge University. In 1983 Blonstein was appointed to a post-doctoral fellowship at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, where she remained for the rest of her life. She began publishing poetry in 1987, and in 1991 she left her career in science to pursue writing full time, working as a freelance translator and editor. The Anne Blonstein collection, 1975-2011, consists of...
Dates: 1975-2011

Bruce Boone papers

Identifier: PCMS-0126

Bruce Boone is a poet, writer, translator, and activist living and working in San Francisco, CA. The Bruce Boone papers span the years 1940-2014 and contain Boone’s manuscripts, correspondence, personal records, writings by contemporaries, and original artwork. The collection contains paper, analog, and born-digital records.

Dates: 1940 - 2014

Boss Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0045

Collection contains editorial and business records for the five issues of Boss magazine (1966-1979), BossCards, Boss postcards, and books published by Boss Books. Material includes production material, correspondence, interviews, newspaper clippings, photographs, film stills, negatives, manuscripts, original artwork, and business financial records.

Dates: 1966-1996

Gabrielle Bouliane collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0108

The Gabrielle Bouliane collection includes materials related to the life and career of Gabrielle Bouliane as well as slam poetry events. Gabrielle Bouliane was a performance poet who performed at several National Poetry Slams and founded the Nickel City Slam. The collection materials includes ephemera and articles related to slam poetry events as well as notes and other written materials by Gabrielle Bouliane.

Dates: 1990-2008; Majority of material found within 1998-2008

William Bronk collection

Identifier: PCMS-0099
Dates: 1950-1985

Hamilton and Mary Tyler collection of James Broughton letters and manuscripts

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: PCMS-0113

Poet, filmmaker, and playwright James Richard Broughton (1913-1999) grew up in San Francisco and was educated at Stanford University. Alongside poets Kenneth Rexroth and Robert Duncan, he was a member of the San Francisco Renaissance movement. Hamilton and Mary Tyler befriended many writers, and were long time friends of Robert Duncan. This small file contains two letters to the Tylers (1962), two TMsS, and an inscribed broadside.

Dates: 1957-1962

Buckle Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0030
Abstract The Buckle Collection contains the records for both of Frank’s literary magazines. The Buckle" materials include editorial correspondence (1977 to 1982) along with a few miscellaneous manuscripts and business records. The Buckle& documents include books and magazines inscribed to Frank; general correspondence with various editors, columnists, critics, directors, actors, and Israeli and American...
Dates: 1977-1982; 1998-2007

Ross Runfola collection on Charles Bukowski

Identifier: PCMS-0053
Abstract The bulk of the collection is comprised of typescript signed poems by Charles Bukowski; some are photocopies of typescripts or computer-printed pages but are signed in ink. The collection also includes a painting by Charles Bukowski, a painting and screen print by Jack Micheline, two Black Sparrow Press broadsides of poems by Bukowski, posters advertising readings by Bukowski, a dubbed copy of documentary The Best Hotel on Skid Row, and a small file of correspondence from Bukowski to various...
Dates: 1966-2004, undated; Majority of material found within 1966-1993

Bunting Pickard collection

Identifier: PCMS-0018

The Bunting Pickard collection contains approximately 1,000 volumes from Basil Bunting's personal library, many signed, inscribed, and/or with notes; the notebook manuscript of Briggflatts; 64 letters from Bunting to Tom Pickard; manuscripts and typescripts of works by Pickard; correspondence; materials relating to the Morden Tower reading series; cassette recordings of Bunting; and miscellaneous photographs.

Dates: 1929-1985; 1929-1985

Chain Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0047

The Chain collection contains material pertaining to the editorial business and production of Chain magazine from 1993-2004. Material includes correspondence and submissions, production material, printer invoices, and correspondence between the editors, Juliana Spahr and Jena Osman. Formats include printed email, correspondence, floppy disks, CDs, DVDs, and VHS.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1993-2005

Norma Cole 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

Identifier: PCMS-0107

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

Contemporary Manuscripts Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0001

The Contemporary Manuscripts Collection contains a total of thousands of pages of manuscripts and/or correspondence from hundreds of poets and writers such as Lascelles Abercrombie, W. H. Auden, David Gascoyne, Elizabeth Jennings, Hugh MacDiarmid, Thomas Merton, Charlotte Mew, Ezra Pound, Alastair Reid, Peter Russell, Winfield Townley Scott, Genevieve Taggard, Ruthven Todd, Henry Treece, and Louis Zukofsky.

Dates: circa 1880-2009

Clark Coolidge collection

Identifier: PCMS-0101
Dates: 1945-1991

Cid Corman letters to John Martone

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: PCMS-0109

Collection consists of letters from poet and publisher Cid Corman to John Martone and includes two typed manuscripts by Corman, Pith Water and No Telling.

Dates: 1987-2004

Kenneth Cox Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0054
Abstract Kenneth Cox (1916–2005) was a British literary critic and essayist. In particular, Cox admired and wrote extensively about Ezra Pound and Lorine Niedecker, with whom he had a warm friendship. His essays and reviews appeared regularly in Agenda and the Australian magazine Scripsi, as well as in Cambridge Quarterly, PN Review, and Montemora, and his only full-length book, Collected Studies in the Use of English (Agenda Editions), was published in 2001. He also translated from multiple...
Dates: 1965-2005

Rachel Guido De Vries Correspondence with Diane di Prima, Lyn Lifshin, and Marge Piercy

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: PCMS-0090

Rachel Guido de Vries is a poet and fiction writer who has known Diane di Prima since meeting her at Syracuse, NY, in the mid-1980s. This collection consists of correspondence from Diane di Prima, Lyn Lifshin, and Marge Piercy to Rachel Guido De Vries, as well as a draft of di Prima's work, Loba.

Dates: 1977-2009

Carl Dennis papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0128

Carl Dennis is a poet and educator based in Buffalo, NY. The Carl Dennis papers contain his manuscripts, correspondence, and 2001 Pulitzer Prize. The materials span 1980-2019, when Dennis donated the material to the Poetry Collection. The collection contains both paper and born-digital items.

Dates: 1980-2019

Alfred Dorn Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PCMS-0082
Abstract Alfred Dorn was an American poet, critic, and professor. Born in 1929 in Flushing, New York, Dorn attended New York University for his undergraduate and doctoral degrees, where he studied English Renaissance poetry. He lived and worked in New York City for the remainder of his life, teaching at Queensborough Community College and the City University of New York, participating in many poetry readings and conferences, and serving as a prominent member of many literary organizations including...
Dates: 1906-2014

Ed Dorn collection

Identifier: PCMS-0103
Dates: 1945-1991

Drafting Collection

Identifier: PCMS-0044

The Drafting Collection contains correspondence and assemblage poetry submissions to Kevin Thurston from 1997-2006. Of particular note is the original artwork, poetry, manuscript material, and periodicals.

Dates: 1997 - 2006