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Helen Adam Collection

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Identifier: PCMS-0079
Overview 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 what...

Fire Exit Collection

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Identifier: PCMS-0046
Overview This collection contains material related to the magazine Fire Exit (1967-1975), edited and published by William Corbett for four numbered issues and related broadsides, including correspondence and submissions from 1955-1992; production material for issues 1-4; and William Corbett's personal manuscripts, notebooks, and ephemera.

Panna Grady Collection

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Identifier: PCMS-0081
Overview Panna Grady O'Connor was a patron of writers, primarily poets. Throughout the early to mid-1960s she befriended various writers in New York. After brief relationships with John Wieners and Charles Olson, Panna met Philip O'Connor, with whom she maintained a relationship for over 30 years, until his death in 1998. Shortly after meeting, they moved to France, where Panna still resides. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Panna was known for her parties and her generosity toward poets. The Panna Grady...

Stone Soup/Jack Powers Collection

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Identifier: PCMS-0064
Overview The Stone Soup/Jack Powers Collection primarily contains 28 cartons of videocassettes (VHS) containing raw and edited Stone Soup poetry readings and events. Collection also contains manuscript material of Jack Powers, business records and meeting minutes for Stone Soup, flyers for Stone Soup and Beacon Hill Free School, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. Four John Wieners readings have been digitized.