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Finding Aid for the Kenneth Rexroth papers

Finding aid prepared by Mike Garabedian, 2008

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Title
Kenneth Rexroth papers
Collection no.
0119
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1969-1981
Date [inclusive]
1940-1982
Extent
16.34 Linear feet, 26 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The papers of Kenneth Rexroth, American poet and activist, comprise manuscripts, notes, printed material, publications, correspondence, ephemera, and artwork related to poetry, writing, speaking engagements, and teaching, primarily from the last decade of his life; also included are correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, and edits compiled by Geoffrey Gardner for a Kenneth Rexroth festschrift published in 1980.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kenneth Rexroth papers, Collection no. 0119, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biography

American painter, poet, critic, translator, and playwright Kenneth Charles Marion Rexroth was born in 1905 in South Bend, Indiana. After being expelled from a Chicago high school, Rexroth worked as a soda jerk, clerk, wrestler, and reporter to support himself. Although he attended the Art Institute of Chicago, he was largely self-educated in the literary salons, nightclubs, lecture halls, and hobo camps he frequented in the 1920s. In his youth Rexroth traveled extensively in the United States, Mexico, and Europe, and backpacked frequently in the American wilderness. During this time he worked as a forest ranger, harvester, fruit packer, factory hand, and mental institution attendant. He also became something of a political radical, allying himself with various avant garde and leftist organizations, and developing what would become lifelong interests in eroticism, anarchy, mysticism, and Eastern philosophy. In the 1940s New Directions published Rexroth's first poetry collections "In What Hour" and "The Phoenix and the Tortoise." Both works encapsulated Rexroth's pacifistic, anti-establishment ethos, represented his interest in the natural and erotic, and alluded to classical poets from the East and West. In the late 1940s, Rexroth launched the San Francisco Renaissance, promoting the work of poets like William Everson, LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Denise Levertov on a weekly radio show. His poetry and lifestyle also clearly influenced Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and other Beat poets, though Rexroth would eventually come to disapprove of the Beat movement, and was displeased when he became known as the father of the Beats. In the 1960s, Rexroth brought national public attention to world literature poetry in translation through his "Classics Revisited" column in the Saturday Review and his anthologies of Chinese and Japanese poetry. Recognized by the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1964, he went on to publish collections of his shorter poems and longer poems in 1967 and 1968. From 1968 through 1974 he taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 1974, he received a Fulbright scholarship to study in Japan, and in 1975 he received the Copernicus Award from the Academy of American Poets in recognition of a poet's lifetime work and contribution to poetry as a cultural force. Rexroth died June 6, 1982 in Montecito, California.

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Scope and Content

The papers of Kenneth Rexroth, American poet and activist, comprise manuscripts, notes, printed material, publications, correspondence, and ephemera related to Rexroth's poetry, writing, speaking engagements, and teaching, primarily from the last decade of his life.

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Organization

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1. Correspondence Series 2. Festschrift Series 3. Manuscripts by Rexroth Series 4. Other writers' manuscripts Series 5. Notes, notebooks, and scrapbooks Series 6. Ephemera, clippings, miscellaneous records Series 7. Artwork Series 8. Financial records

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2008
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Revision Description

 Finding aid edited, updated, and completed by Sue Luftschein, 2011 October

Access

Advance notice required for access. Financial records are restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

All files acquired from Bradford Morrow, Kenneth Rexroth's literary executor.

Processing History

Partially processed by Mike Garabedian, Fall 2004. In October 2011, Sue Luftschein completed the remaining rehousing and description.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Kenneth Rexroth papers, Collection 175, Department of Special Collections, UCLA

Separated Materials

Rexroth's papers came with 8 cartons of books and journals from his personal library. These have been cataloged separately into USC's online public access catalog, Homer.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Copper Canyon Press. -- Correspondence
  • Copperhead (Press). -- Correspondence

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Financial records
  • Manuscripts
  • Notebooks
  • Notes
  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Acker, Kathy, 1948-1997 -- Correspondence
  • Adam, Helen, 1909-1993 -- Correspondence
  • Anderson, Marta -- Correspondence
  • Argüelles, Ivan, 1939- -- Correspondence
  • Atchity, Kenneth John -- Correspondence
  • Atsumi, Ikuko -- Correspondence
  • Axelrod, Joseph, 1918- -- Correspondence
  • Benedict, Nannette -- Correspondence
  • Berry, Wendell, 1934- -- Correspondence
  • Ciani Forza, Daniela M. -- Correspondence
  • Cooney, Rian -- Correspondence
  • Corman, Cid -- Correspondence
  • Dana, Robert, 1929-2010 -- Correspondence
  • Douskey, Franz -- Correspondence
  • Everson, William, 1912-1994 -- Correspondence
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence -- Correspondence
  • Forché, Carolyn -- Correspondence
  • Gardner, Geoffrey, 1943- -- Archives
  • Gibson, Morgan -- Correspondence
  • Gidlow, Elsa, 1898-1986 -- Correspondence
  • Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 -- Correspondence
  • Hagedorn, Jessica Tarahata, 1949- -- Correspondence
  • Hamalian, Leo -- Correspondence
  • Hamill, Sam -- Correspondence
  • Handler, Esther, 1931-2001 -- Correspondence
  • Huerta, Albert -- Correspondence
  • Kertesz, Louise, 1939- -- Correspondence
  • Kodama, Sanehide, 1932- -- Correspondence
  • Kray, Elizabeth, 1916-1987 -- Correspondence
  • Kuzma, Greg -- Correspondence
  • Lattimore, Richmond Alexander, 1906-1984 -- Correspondence
  • Laughlin, James, 1914-1997 -- Correspondence
  • Lawler, Justus George -- Correspondence
  • Lawless, Gary -- Correspondence
  • Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997 -- Correspondence
  • Matsui, Keiko, 1948- -- Correspondence
  • Milosz, Czeslaw -- Correspondence
  • Morrow, Bradford, 1951- -- Correspondence
  • Norse, Harold -- Correspondence
  • Oden, Gloria -- Correspondence
  • Piercy, Marge -- Correspondence
  • Racionero, Luis -- Correspondence
  • Raine, Kathleen, 1908-2003 -- Correspondence
  • Rainer, Dachine -- Correspondence
  • Rexroth, Katharine -- Correspondence
  • Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982 -- Correspondence
  • Rexroth, Mary -- Correspondence
  • Roditi, Edouard -- Correspondence
  • Sakurai, Emiko, 1932- -- Correspondence
  • Sanchez, Thomas -- Correspondence
  • Shiffert, Edith Marcombe -- Correspondence
  • Solt, John, 1949- -- Correspondence
  • Szerlip, Barbara -- Correspondence
  • Tarn, Nathaniel -- Correspondence
  • Thomas, Janet -- Correspondence
  • Tinker, Carol, 1940- -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • American poetry--20th century--Archival resources
  • Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
  • Authors, American--California--20th century--Archival resources
  • Poetry--Archival resources
  • Poets--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Correspondence 1954-1981 

Scope and Contents note

Series 1 consists of correspondence addressed primarily to Kenneth Rexroth from collaborators, personal friends, and professional acquaintances. Correspondence to and from Geoffrey Gardner regarding his edition of a Rexroth festschrift is described in Series 2.

 Personal correspondence 1954-1981 

Scope and Contents note

Subseries 1 includes correspondence of a personal nature and unrelated to Rexroth's professional endeavors. Included here are letters, postcards, and greeting cards from personal friends and acquaintances, but also from unknown well-wishers, aspiring poets, and what Rexroth himself called "autograph hounds." Many of the items are annotated by Rexroth regarding how to respond, e.g. "No answer."

Box Folder

 Ackroyd, G. - Anderson, K. 1973-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Ackroyd, Graham (1 item); Adam, Lucien (2 items); Adler, Tom (2 items); Allen, Jo Harvey (2 items); Alegria, Fernando (2 items); Allina, Anthony (1 item); Amanhouf, Josephine (1 item); Anderson, Kenneth (2 items)

1 1

 Anderson, Marta undated 

Scope and Contents note

5 items

1 2

 Andreae, Christina undated, 1979 

Scope and Contents note

15 items

1 3

 Appleman, Esther 1975 

Scope and Contents note

1 item

1 4

 Armstrong, Amber 1974-1975 

Scope and Contents note

54 items. Contains correspondence and materials related to Amber Armstrong's housesitting duties during Kenneth Rexroth's tenure as a Fulbright Fellow in Japan and a 3 May 1975 aerogramme from Kenneth Rexroth to Amber Armstrong.

1 5

 Axelrod, A. - Barbosa, P. 1975-1978 

Scope and Contents note

Axelrod, Addie and Joseph (3 items); Bach, Monique (1 item); Barbosa, Peter and Diane (2 items)

1 6

 Barcellos, David and Maura [Thurston] 1976-1978 

Scope and Contents note

Contains correspondence and materials related to David and Maura Barcellos's housesitting duties for Kenneth Rexroth in 1976. 14 items

1 7

 Bartlett, E. - Benson, G. 1976-1978 

Scope and Contents note

Bartlett, Elizabeth (1 item); Battenberg, John D. (1 item); Becke, Margaret (1 item); Becker, Paul (1 item); Ben-Avi, Leila (1 item); Benet, George (1 item); Benson, Gayle (1 item)

1 8

 Benedict, Nanette 1977-1978 

Scope and Contents note

8 items

1 9

 Best, Z. - Bly, R. 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Best, Zoe (1 item); Biggers, Randall V. (1 item; Bly, Robert (1 item

1 10

 Bock, Diane 1976-1977 

Scope and Contents note

8 items

1 11

 Boss, H. - Chase, C. 1969-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Boss, Hershel (1 item); Bradbury, Steven (1 item); Brademas, John (1 item); Brandman, Sonja (4 items); Braude, Ben B. (1 item); Bronowski, J. (1 item); Broughton, James (1 item); Brown, Judy (2 items); Burden, Jean (1 item); Burford, William (1 item); Burge, Linda (1 item); Burke, Carolyn (2 items); Burnham, Linda (1 item); Burstein, Beth (1 item); Cabral, Edward (1 item); Cardenas, Ramon (1 item); Carigan, Lee (1 item); Caro, P. (1 item); Cavat, Irma (3 items); Cesa, Margaret (1 item); Chase, Christina (1 item)

1 12

 Chung, Ling 1972-1980 

Scope and Contents note

43 items

1 13

 Clarke, I. - Coomar, D. 1970 

Scope and Contents note

Clarke, Irine (1 item); Collisis, Jack (1 item); [The Editors and Publishers of] Commonweal (1 item); Coomar, Devinder M. (1 item)

1 14

 Cooney, Rian 1980 

Scope and Contents note

Contains a letter of recommendation written by Kenneth Rexroth for Rian Cooney. 4 items

1 15

 Cott, J. - Davis, A. 1975-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Cott, Jonathan (1 item); Couchot, Lise (1 item); Craft, Christina (1 item); Crawford, Tom (1 item); Creehan, Hubert (3 items); Crellin, Mary (1 item); Crews, Judson (1 item); Crowley, Robert (2 items); Culbert, Steven Tye (1 item); Curzon, Gordon (2 items); Cushman, Keith (2 items); Daley, Michael (1 item); Danforth, Myrna (1 item); Dardashti, Irene (1 item); Davis, Alice (1 item)

1 16

 Davis, Dale 1980 

Scope and Contents note

8 items

1 17

 Davis, M. - Dumdum, S. 1975-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Davis, Matt (1 item); Dawson, Chet (1 item); Den Boer, James and Emily (1 item); Derus, Kenneth (3 items); Di Suvero, Victor (1 item); Dowd, Cathleen (4 items); Douskey, Franz (1 item); Dumdum, Simeon, Jr. (1 item)

1 18

 Edelman, E. - Fox, C. 1975-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Edelman, Elaine (2 items); Eklund, Jean-Marie (1 item); Elena, Syliva (1 item); Elliott, Terry (1 item); Erikson, Buzz (1 item); Ethel, Clarissa (1 item); Farris, David P. (4 items); Farwell, Bea (3 items); Feinberg, Karen (2 items); Feirstein, Fred (3 items); Ferry, W. J. (1 item); Fessenden, Anne Lathrop (2 items); Fierstein, Leslie (1 item); Firth, Germaine (1 item); Fitzsimmons, Thomas (2 items); Foat, Cindy S. (1 item); Forche, Carolyn (2 items); Foreman, Jim (1 item); Foreman, Richard (1 item); Fox, C.J. (1 item);

2 1

 Forza, Daniela Ciani 1975-1980 

Scope and Contents note

5 items

2 2

 Fraser, G. - Gibson, J. 1976-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Fraser, Graham (1 item); Garrison, Doug (1 item); Geitz, Jack (1 item); Genser, Cynthia Kraman (1 item); George, Elaine (3 items); Gibson, Julia (2 items)

2 3

 Gibson, Morgan and Keiko [Matsui] 1975-1980 

Scope and Contents note

36 items

2 4

 Gidlow, Elsa 1976-1981 

Scope and Contents note

17 items

2 5

 Gifford, B. - Hamalian, L. 1975-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Gifford, Barry (3 items); Gilbert, Jack (1 item); Gips, Elizabeth (1 item); Glossinger, Don (1 item); Goranson, Eric (1 item); Goss, Bob (1 item); Gottlieb, Elaine (1 item); Graham, Kenneth (1 item); Gray, Katherine Allen (1 item); de Gregori, Paolo (1 item); Gregory, Cyndi (1 item); Grigsby, Gordon (1 item); Guggenheim, Mary (1 item); Gunderson, Andy (1 item); Guthrie, Mary Lee (1 item); Haessler, George (2 items); Hagedorn, Jessica (3 items); Haft, Lloyd (1 item); Hamalian, Leo (1 item)

2 6

 Handler, Esther 1976-1977 

Scope and Contents note

6 items

2 7

 Hansen, M. - Huerta, A. 1974-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Hansen, Miriam (1 item); Hanson, Jennifer (1 item); Harbaum, Reinhard (1 item); Harford, Irina (3 items); Harvey, Don (1 item); Harris, William J. (4 items); Harrison, Lou (3 items); Hargraves, Michael (1 item); Harwood, Linda (3 items); Hazard, Geoffrey (1 item); Heaghy, Leigh (2 items); Hederick, Brenda (2 items); Hegan, Kim and Mary-Ann (1 item); Helas, Dorothy (1 item); Hendricks, Cathy (3 items); Hoheisel, Peter (1 item); Hoogs, Evan Clair (1 item); Hopkins, Adrienne Caddell (1 item); Hubert, Jim (1 item); Huerta, Albert (3 items)

2 8

 Hunt, Nan 1976-1979 

Scope and Contents note

10 items

2 9

 Huston, Tom undated 

Scope and Contents note

1 item

2 10

 Janover, Helene 1976-1977 

Scope and Contents note

17 items

2 11

 Jarreau, D. - Kuzma, G. 1969-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Jarreau, Diane (3 items); Jewett, Masha (2 items); Jones, Bill (1 item); Joel, Miriam (1 item); Jacobsen, James E. (1 item); Karle, Alice (1 item); Katagiri, Yuzuru (3 items); Kaufman, Shirley (1 item); Kearns, Josie (1 item); Kelly, Laura (1 item); Kemf, Elizabeth (3 items); Kicknosway, Faye (3 items); Kilbourn, Hilary (1 item); Kiley, Philip (1 item); Kirkpatrick, Sidney D. (1 item); Kirkland, Will (1 item); Kobayashi, Jerry (1 item); Kuzma, Greg (1 item)

2 12

 Lambrev, G. - Mazer, R. 1969-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Lambrev, Garrett (1 item); Lane, David T. (1 item); Larson, R.E.F. (1 item); Laughlin, Ann (1 item); Lawler, Richie (1 item); Leitner, Gloria (1 item); Lurie, Toby (2 items); Luschei, Glenna (1 item); Luster, Robert (1 item); Madonna, John (3 items); Mallory, Lee (1 item); Maeda, Akiko (4 items); Mangionne, Lorraine (1 item); Mansour, Monica (1 item); Maril, Nadja (4 items); Matsueda, Kanow Dick (1 item); Matthaei, Gay (1 item); Matthaei, Marcella (1 item); Matthews, Bebe (1 item); Maytag, Melissa (1 item); Mawhinney, Tom (1 item); Mazer, Ruth (1 item)

2 13

 McClure, M. - Moore, F. 1975-1978 

Scope and Contents note

McClure, Michael (1 item); McDuffie, W. Phillip (1 item); McGintey, William (1 item); McIntosh, Frances (2 items); McIntyre, Vonda N. (2 items); McKean, Laurie (1 item); McNeil, John W.R. (2 items); Meluch, John (1 item); Meserve, Nathaniel (1 item); Mezley, Robert (2 items); Michiloff, Michael (1 item); Minehan, Michelle (1 item); Mizutmi, Keiko (1 item); Moore, Fred and Gladys (2 items)

2 14

 Morita, Yasuyo 1975-1979 

Scope and Contents note

5 items

3 1

 Morley, H. - Nakaco, Y. 1976-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Morley, Hilda (1 item); Morningstar, Ramon Sender (1 item); Mudfoot, Judyl and Newborn, Sasha (2 items); Mulvaney, E.A. (1 item); Musocchia, Joseph and Cheryl (2 items); Mycue, Ed (1 item); Mytinger, Melissa and Sheldon, Robert (3 items); Nakaco, Yoshiko (1 item)

3 2

 Neavill, Jonnie Kay 1975-1978 

Scope and Contents note

18 items

3 3

 Oden, Gloria 1975-1979 

Scope and Contents note

10 items

3 4

 O'Neary, B. - Printz, A. 1973-1980 

Scope and Contents note

O'Neary, Barbara (1 item); Orfalea, Greg (1 item); Orrman, James (4 items); Orton, Maybelle and Robert (1 item); Owens, Rochelle (1 item); Pakrass, Ruth (1 item); Palmer, Leonard (1 item); Parker, S.E. (1 item); Parks, Katy (1 item); Payne, Ralph (1 item); Pengly, Lewis (1 item); Pepper, Bob and Betty (1 item); Pharabet, Henri (1 item); Piercy, Marge (2 items); Portuges, Paul (3 items); Printz, Allegra (1 item)

3 5

 Racionero, L. - Read, L. 1968-1977 

Scope and Contents note

Racionero, Luis (1 item); Rainer, Dachine (2 items); Ransom, Joanna (1 item); Read, Linda (1 item)

3 6

 Rexroth, Katharine 1980 

Scope and Contents note

4 items

3 7

 Rexroth, Kenneth 1972 

Scope and Contents note

Comprises 9 items, including a set of letters written by Kenneth Rexroth to Carol Tinker while he was on a reading a lecture tour in 1972. Also includes a letter from Bradford Morrow to USC Special Collections Library Loss Glazier pertaining to the cost of the set.

3 8

 Rexroth, Kenneth undated, 1954-1966 

Scope and Contents note

Comprises a set of fourteen letters written by Kenneth Rexroth to John Ciardi. Also includes original encapsulation by Bradford Morrow, Kenneth Rexroth's literary executor.

3 9

 Rexroth, Kenneth 1978-1980, undated 

3 10-11

 Rexroth, Mary [Kass] undated, 1980 

Scope and Contents note

11 items

3 12

 Richards, D. - Rifkin, P. undated, 1978 

Scope and Contents note

Richards, David (4 items); Rifkin, Paul (1 item)

3 13

 Robbins, Doren 1975-1980 

Scope and Contents note

9 items

3 14

 Roberts, H. - Rollins, L. 1975-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Roberts, Hilary (1 item); Robertson, Brian Paul (1 item); Roditi, Edouard (4 items); Rollins, Leighton (4 items)

3 15

 Sakurai, Emiko 1976-1980 

Scope and Contents note

44 items

3 16

 Sanchez, T. - Shiffert, E. 1972-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Sanchez, Thomas (1 item); Sato, H. (1 item); Saunders, Kate (1 item); Schiffer, Edwina (2 items); Seligson, Jeremy (1 item); Sender, Ramon (1 item); Sendrovitz, Richard (1 item); Sepe, Joseph (1 item); Seth, Turquoise (1 item); Shaver, Kathy (2 items); Sherman, Lynda (1 item); Shiffert, Edith (1 item)

3 17

 Shirashi, Kazuko 1973-1980 

Scope and Contents note

23 items

3 18

 Shoemaker, P. - Solt, A. 1975-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Shoemaker, Peter (5 items); Siegel, Robert (1 item); Sitterly, James (1 item); Slojewski, Herbert J. (1 item); Smith, Eloise Pickard (1 item); Smith, Fran (5 items); Smith, Kathryn (1 item); Smith, Melissa (1 item); Smith, Phyllis (1 item); Solt, Andrew (1 item)

3 19

 Solt, John undated 

Scope and Contents note

25 items

3 20

 Solt, John 1974-1981 

Scope and Contents note

40 items

4 1

 Somers, F. - Sullivan, J. 

Scope and Contents note

Somers, Faye (1 item); Sommerkamp, Sabine (1 item); Spencer, Janie R. (1 item); Stanley, Jenny (1 item); Stanton, Esther (1 item); Sullivan, Jim (1 item)

4 2

 Szerlip, Barbara 1974-1981 

Scope and Contents note

22 items

4 3

 Taylor, H. - Thomas, J. 1975-1977, undated 

Scope and Contents note

Taylor, Harvey (1 item); Thomas, Janet (7 items)

4 4

 Thompson, T. - Tomlinson, K. 1976, 1978 

Scope and Contents note

Thompson, Truett (1 item); Thorn, Jon (1 item); Thorpe, K. (1 item); Thurston, Maura Jayne (1 item); Tinker, Ray (1 item); Tomlinson, Kerry (1 item)

4 5

 Tinker, Carol 1972-1980, undated 

Scope and Contents note

9 items

4 6

 Topliffe, Carol undated, 1977, 1980 

Scope and Contents note

9 items

4 7

 Torregian, S. - Tyson, J. undated, 1972 

Scope and Contents note

Torregian, Sotere (1 item); Tucker, Scott (1 item); Tyson, John (1 item);

4 8

 Umanjani, Montri undated, 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

17 items

4 9

 Van Dyke, C. - Ward, E. 1975-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Van Dyke, Cheryl (1 item); Vega, Lorenzo (1 item); Vivien, Eugene (4 items); Wakoski, Diane (1 item); Walsh, Charlie (1 item); Ward, Eldon N. (1 item)

4 10

 Ward, John undated, 1979 

Scope and Contents note

13 items

4 11

 Warren, D. - Wheeler, J. 1975-1977 

Scope and Contents note

Warren, Duane and Cheryl (1 item); Warren, Lepska (1 item); Wear, Paul (2 items); Weight, Martha (2 items); Weinstein, Norman (2 items); Wheatwind, Marie-Elise (3 items); Wheeler, Jan and Jack (1 item)

4 12

 Wiere, Susan undated, 1976-1977 

Scope and Contents note

5 items

4 13

 Williams, D. - Wray, E. 1976-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Williams, Jonathan (1 item); Wilson, Donald (1 item); Winchell, James (1 item); Wing, Elaine (3 items); Wolfe, Ella and Bertram (1 item); Worth, Douglas (1 item); Wray, Elizabeth (6 items)

4 14

 Yo, N. - Young, N. 1976-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Yo, Nakamura (1 item); Yoken, Mel B. (2 items); Young, Al (1 item); Young, Noel and Judy (1 item)

4 15

 Miscellaneous 1974-1980, undated 

4 16-18

 Miscellaneous 1974-1980, undated 

5 1

 Professional correspondence 1968-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Subseries 2 comprises correspondence related to Rexroth's professional endeavors during the last decade of his life. Publishers, interviewers, editors, collaborators, government officials, and the coordinators of speaking engagements and poetry readings are represented.

Box Folder

 Aakre, S. - Atchity, K. 1974-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Aakre, Steve (North Country literary magazine [1 item]); Adams, Janus Ingrid (University of Massachusetts Amherst WFCR 88.5 FM [1 item]); Agha, Wazir (1 item); Ajay, Steven (California College of Arts and Crafts [3 items]); Albrecht-Carrie, Else (New Directions Publishing Corporation [3 items]); Amussen, Carolyn (Houhgton Mifflin [1 item]); Appel, George F (Hamline University [1 item]); Appel, Paul (1 item); Arnott, Gail (1 item); Atchity, Kenneth (California State Poetry Quarterly [6 items])

5 2

 Atsumi, Ikuko 1973-1977 

Scope and Contents note

39 items

5 3

 Baevsky, Sonya 1976-1977 

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding a Alexandra Kollontai documentary. 5 items

5 4

 Bagner, L. - Benson, M. 1971-1981 

Scope and Contents note

Bagner, Lynne (Centrum Foundation [2 items]); Bailey, Robert (National Public Radio [2 items]); Baker, David (San Francisco International Poetry Festival [1 item]); Bakewell, Dennis (California State University, Northridge [2 items]); Bakken, Dick (4 items); Balducci, Richard (1 item); Balter, Frances (Poetry on the Buses [1 item]); Bankier, Joanna (Women Poets of the World [2 items]); Bauersfeld, Erik (KPFA FM 94.1, Berkeley [1 item]) Baumann, Michael L. (3 items); Bedoian, Vic (4 items); Belsole, Marianne (1 item); Beinhorn, George (1 item); Benedikt, Michael (The Paris Review [2 items]); Bennett, Carolyn (Seagull Publications [1 item]); Benson, Mary Ellen (Pacific Northwest Writers Conference [1 item])

5 5

 Berg, Stephen (American Poetry Review) 1976-1980 

Scope and Contents note

27 items

5 6

 Berman, P. - Bershtein, D. 1977-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Berman, Paul (Pacific Street Production Corporation [1 item]); Berry, Frank (Bottomfish Magazine, De Anza College [1 item]); Bershtein, David Andres (1 item)

5 7

 Bertholf, Robert (Kent State University) 1975-1980 

Scope and Contents note

6 items

5 8

 Bertolino, J. - Braman, S. 1973-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Bertolino, James (Cornell University [1 item]); Bigus, Richard (Prison Arts Program, Vacaville State Medical Facilities [2 items]); Binkley, James (1 item); Bishop, Elissa (1 item); Blau, Herbert (University of Maryland Baltimore County [1 item]); Blinde, Patricia Lin (Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States [1 item]); Block, Steven (2 items); Bly, Robert (Cloud Chamber magazine [1 item]); Bonham, Hilda (University of Michigan - The Hopwood Room [2 items]); Boyle, Kay (2 items); Brademas, John (United States Congress [3 items]); Braman, Sandy (1 item)

5 9

 Brett, Brian (Blackfish Press) undated, 1979 

Scope and Contents note

19 items

5 10

 Brickin, J. - Burke, T. 1971-1977 

Scope and Contents note

Brickin, Jerrold (1 item); Brilliant, Alan (The Unicorn Press [1 item]); Britton, Burt (1 item); Bromer, Anne and David (1 item); Bruner, Jeff (1 item); Bullock, Marie (Academy of American Poets [2 items]); Burke, Tom (B. Dalton/Pickwick Booksellers [2 items])

5 11

 Burnshaw, Stanley 1976-1978 

Scope and Contents note

7 items

5 12

 Byram, R. - Cohen, J. 1975-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Byram, Ray (University of California, Santa Barbara [4 items]); Campbell, James D. (ATROPOS magazine [1 item]); Cangialosi, Karen (University of California, Irvine [1 item]); Capps, Walter H. (University of California, Santa Barbara [1 item]); Castano, Wilfredo Q. (The South of Market Cultural Center [1 item]); Chadha, Vijay (Mosaic: Journal of Contemporary International Writing [2 items]); Chantikian, Kosrof (KOSMOS magazine [1 item]); Chapman, Marie Hirsch; Chaves, Jonathan (State University of New York at Binghamton [2 items]); Cheatham, David (Back Door Press [2 items]); Cherkovski, Neeli (Lawrence Ferlinghetti biography [1 item]); Christy, Jim (1 item); Chul, Sung Hong (Fourth World Congress of Poets [1 item]); Christov, Carolyn (University of Pisa [1 item]); Christy, Jim (1 item); Ciabattari, Jane (California Living Magazine [1 item]); Cilensek, Frank (2 items); Clancy, Judith (Synergistic Press [1 item]); Clark, Sarah H. (Yale University Press [1 item]); Cohen, Jonathan (Islands and Continents Translation Award [2 items])

5 13

 Cohen, Marty (Portland Poetry Festival) 1975-1976 

Scope and Contents note

6 items

5 14

 Collom, J. - Davidson, D. 1972-1978 

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Collom, Jack (1 item); Coomar, Devinder M. (1 item); Coons, Susan (Rolling Stone magazine [1 item]); Cott, Jonathan and Gibel, Mary (Rolling Stone magazine [1 item]); Cranston, Alan (United States Senate [2 items]); Crown, Bonnie R. (the Asia Society [1 item]); Cullum, J.W. (Briarcliff Press Reading Series [1 item]); Curtis, Charles W. (University of Oregon [1 item]); Custidio, Maurice (Peace & Pieces Books [1 item]); Davidson, Donald C. (University of California, Santa Barbara [1 item])

5 15

 Davidson, Michael (University of California, San Diego) 1977-1978 

Scope and Contents note

5 items

5 16

 Dawson, T. - Furniss, W. 1968-1980 

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Dawson, Thomas (San Franciso International Poetry Festival [4 items]); Dennis, Lloyd ("Child in Changing Times" conference [1 item]) Dethrow, Gerald (La Booche poetry magazine [1 item]); Diers, Herman (Wartburg College [1 item]); Dillenberger, Jane (Graduate Theological Union [1 item]); Doheny, John (University of British Columbia [1 item]); Doria, Charles and Potts, Charles (Margins magazine [1 item]); Dow, Philip (Three Rivers Press [2 items]); Doyle, Terry (Sonoma State University [2 items]); Dunayevskaya, Raya (1 item); Dunn, Jerry (1 item); Durand, Laura G. (The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation [1 item]); Easton, Tamara S. (University of Colorado at Boulder [2 items]); Eberhart, Richard (2 items); Edler, Frank W. (New York University [1 item]); Elston, Angela (University of Iowa [1 item]); Engle, Paul (University of Iowa [1 item]); Erikson, Buzz (Ross-Erikson, Inc., Publishers [2 items]); Evans, Dan (Painted Bride Quarterly [1 item]); Evans, Mark ("Mark My Words!" radio program, KPCS, NPR [1 item]); Evans, R.M. (Union Theological Seminary [1 item]); Faletti, Helen (Santa Barbara County Administration [1 item]); Felthouse, Daphne (1 item); Ferlinghetti, Lawrence (City Lights Books [3 items]); Feroe, Paul (The Ally Press [1 item]); Ferrell, Wilfred A. (Arizona State University [3 items]); Ferris, Lester (1 item); Field, Edward (Bantam Books [1 item]); Finch, Casey (Berkeley Poetry Review [1 item]); Fink, Lila R. (University of Southern California [1 item]); Finnell, Marjorie (The New York Quarterly [1 item]); Fitzgerald, David (United States Department of State [1 item]); Fitzsimmons, Thomas (1 item); Flamm, Matthew (The Poets' Encyclopedia [1 item]); Fowler, Sandra (The American Supplement to Ocarina [2 items]); Fox, Peggy (New Directions Publishing Company [2 items]); Framer, Adele (Metro Magazine [1 item]); Freeman, John (Lettera magazine, University College, Cardiff [1 item]); Fuentez, Tomas (Green Dolphin Productions [1 item]); Fuller, Herbert H. (1 item); Funsten, Kenneth (BACHY [1 item]); Furniss, W. Todd (University of Hawaii; includes a carbon copy of Rexroth's response [1 item])

5 17

 Galinda, J. - Giurlando, L. 1973-1980 

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Galinda, John (1 item); Garner, Gretchen (1 item); Garren, Samuel P. (1 item); Geffen, Felicia [The National Institute of Arts and Letters [1 item]); Gershman, Barbara [The Writing Center (1 item)]; Gil, Maria (Pacific Street Film Projects [2 items]); Gildner, Gary (Drake University [1 item]); Gilmore, Linda (The Johns Hopkins University Press [1 item]); Ginsberg, Allen (2 items); Giurlando, Leigh (1 item)

5 18

 Glassgold, Peter (New Directions Publishing Company) 1974-1980 

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8 items

5 19

 Glucoft, I. - Graziano, F. undated, 1979 

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Glucoft, Iris (1 item); Goldstein, Daniel (Goodman Artists [1 item]); Goodheart, Pat (Canto Review of the Arts [1 item]); Graziano, Frank (Grilled Flowers magazine [1 item])

5 20

 Greenstein, Carolyn 1977-1978 

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6 items

5 21

 Griffith, E. - Hamalian, L. 1976-1981 

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Griffith, E.V. (Poetry Now magazine [1 item]); Groen, Dawn (Sonoma State University [2 items]); Grossinger, Richard (North Atlantic Books [1 item]); Gould, Dennis (1 item); Gould, Rosalind (1 item); Gusay, Charlotte (George Sand Fine Books & Fine Arts [1 item]); Halpern, Daniel (Antaeus: The Ecco Press [1 item]); Hamalian, Leo (Ararat magazine [1 item])

6 1

 Hamill, Sam (Copper Canyon Press) 1976-1980 

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10 items

6 2

 Hamilton, C. - Harper, W. 1975-1980 

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Hamilton, Chuck (Free Life Editions [2 items]); Hammond, Bert (Howard University Press [1 item]); Hannan, Dennis J. (Wappingers Central School District [2 items]) Hansen, Miriam (1 item); Hari, Kenneth (1 item); Harper, Elizabeth (New Directions Publishing Corporation [1 item]); Harper, William (1 item)

6 3

 Hartz, Jim (Intersection Poets & Writers Series) 1979-1980 

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7 items

6 4

 Harvey, A. - Hayes, A. 1975-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Harvey, Alex (Hollow Spring Review [2 items]); Haverkamp, Lawrence (Chicago Review [1 item]); Hayes, Andrew (San Francisco Poetry Festival [2 items])

6 5

 Heidenry, Jack (Saint Louis Literary Supplement) 1977 

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6 items

6 6

 Heitholt, D. - Kerber, D. 1975-1980 

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Heitholdt, David (Vanderbilt Poetry Review [1 item]); Helle, Anita (Portland Poetry Festival [1 item]); Hett, David (San Francisco Theatre Magazine [1 item]); Heyman, Mark (The Writing Center [1 item]); Heynen, Jim (Centrum Foundation [2 items]); Hickox, Fayette (The Paris Review [1 item]); Hill, Iris Tillman (University of Texas Press [1 item]); Hirsch, Barbara (Buchvertrieb Wockel & Co. KG. [3 items]); Horovitz, Michael (1 item; Horyn, Cathy (1 item); Howe, Charles (Lab 79: Doctor's Guide to Diagnosis and Therapy [1 item]); Huerta, Albert (Jesuit Community at University of San Francisco [1 item]); Ivask, Ivar (Books Abroad quarterly [1 item]); Jackson, Richard (Poetry Miscellany [1 item]); Jahns, Tim (1 item); Johnson, L. (Isat Pragbhara Press [1 item]); Joyce, William L. (American Antiquarian Society [1 item]); Kamstra, Jerry (1 item); Kay, Carl (1 item); Kay, Ernest (International Biographical Centre [1 item]); Keet, J. Cal (Books West '78 [1 item]); Kerber, David (1 item)

6 7

 Kertesz, Louise 1977-1980 

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8 items of correspondence related to the publication of Louise Kertesz's "The Poetic Vision of Muriel Rukeyser."

6 8

 Kesey, K. - Kessler, S. 1976-1980 

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Kesey, Ken (Portland Poetry Festival [1 item]); Kessler, Stephen (4 items)

6 9

 Kimberling, C. Ronald (University of Southern California) 1975-1976 

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6 items

6 10

 Klein, P. - Kravitz, M. 1971-1979 

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Klein, Peter D. (Rutgers University [1 item]); Knabb, Ken (1 item); Knapp, Joanne (San Jose Poetry Center [1 item]); Knapschaefer, Johanna (Sophia University [1 item]); Knight, Glee and Arthur (the unspeakable visions of the individual [1 item]); Korn, Henry et. al. (Assembling magazine [1 item]); Kostelanetz, Richard (Assembling magazine; "American Writing Today" radio program [3 items]); Kraft, James (The Witter Bynner Foundation, Inc. [2 items]); Kramer, Maurice and Elaine S. F. ("Library of Literary Criticism: Modern American Literature" [1 item]); Kraus, T. Peter (Kraus Reprint Company [1 item]); Kravitz, Marion (1 item)

6 11

 Kray, Elizabeth (The Academy of American Poets) 1975-1977 

Scope and Contents note

8 items

6 12

 Krekorian, M. - Larson, C. 1978-1979 

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Krekorian, Michael (University of California, Irvine [1 item]); Kroth, Jerome A. (1 item); Lagier, Gary (Impact magazine [2 items]); Landry, John (1 item); Langley, Donald E. (Merill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc. [1 item]); Larson, Clinton F. and Stafford, William (Modern Poetry of Western America [1 item])

6 13

 Laughlin, James (New Directions Publishing Corporation) 1973-1979 

Scope and Contents note

42 items

6 14

 Lawder, D. - Martin, E. 1969-1980 

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Lawder, Douglas (1 item); Lawler, Justus George (Continuum Books [4 items]); Lea, Sydney (New England Review [2 items]); Leavitt, Cornelia M. (International College [3 items]); Ledbetter, Jack (1 item); Lee, Dede (Poets & Writers magazine [1 item]); Lee, Sung C. (Consulate General of the Republic of Korea [1 item]); Leitner, Gloria J. (Leitner Literary Services [1 item]); Lerner, Eric (Zero magazine [6 items]); Linthicum, John ("The Poetry Hour" KPBS San Diego FM 89.5 [3 items]); Lloyd, Robert (Durak, the International Magazine of Poetry [1 item]); Lockwood, Bill (The University of Michgan-Flint [1 item]); Loeb, Barbara (1 item); Longaker, Sarah (1 item); Louis, Hank and Quinn, Barbara (Silver Vain magazine [1 item]); Love, John (Hearsay Broadsheets [1 item]); Lowe, Lisa (Bay Company Bookstore [2 items]); Lowenthal, Linda (The Westlake Press [1 item]); Lowney, Deirdre ("Child in Changing Times" conference [1 item]); Luschei, Glenna (Solo Flight [2 items]); MacAgy, Douglas (National Endowment for the Arts [1 item]); MacArthur, Mary (Gallimauffry [1 item]); MacKenzie, Ian (Ohio University Press [1 item]); MacWhinney, James E. (CQ [1 item]); Mahan, Elizabeth (Actors Theatre of Louisville [1 item]); Malischchak, Peggy Fox (New Directions Publishing Corporation [1 item]); Mallory, Lee (4 items); Malmay, Dennis (White Pine Press [1 item]); Malmstrom, Lars (Swedish Information Service [1 item]); Marraffino, Elizabeth (New Directions Publishing Corporation [2 items]); Martin, Edward T. (Ojai Festivals, Ltd. [1 item])

6 15

 Martin, Frederick (New Directions Publishing Corporation) 1976-1977 

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11 items

6 16

 Martin, J. - McCullough, K. 1972-1980 

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Martin, John (Black Sparrow Press [3 items]); Marquis' Who's Who (1 item); Marty, Martin E. (Christian Century magzine [1 item]); Matthias, James F. (John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation [1 item]); Mayers, David (KUSP 89 FM Santa Cruz [2 items]); Maynard, Jean (Wesleyan University [1 item]); McCullough, Ken (South Carolina ETV Network [1 item]); McFerrin, Terri (CutBank magazine, University of Montana Missoula [1 item])

6 17

 Meltzer, David undated, 1972-1973 

Scope and Contents note

12 items

6 18

 Metz, C. - Mijia, D. 1976-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Metz, Charlotte (International College [1 item]); Meyers, Odette (Pitzer College [1 item]); Middleton, Arthur (Bowling Green State University [1 item]); Mijia, Dana (Sequoia Stanford Literary Magazine [1 item]);

6 19

 Miller, Jeffrey (Cadmus Editions) 1980 

Scope and Contents note

8 items

6 20

 Miller, M. - Mills, M. 1974-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Miller, Malcolm (1 item); Miller, Nancy (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, Inc. Book Publishers [1 item]); Mills, Margaret (The National Institute of Arts and Letters [2 items])

6 21

 Milosz, Czeslaw (University of California, Berkeley) 1972-1973 

Scope and Contents note

7 items

6 22

 Miron, L. - Missimer, F. 1976, 1979 

Scope and Contents note

Miron, Luis (1 item); Missinger, Grederick W. (Walt Whitman International Poetry Center [1 item]);

6 23

 Mitrovich, Marta (Laguna Poets) 1976-1978 

Scope and Contents note

12 items

6 24

 Mitchell, C. - Morrow, B. 1975-1980 

Scope and Contents note

Mitchell, Carol (The University of Michigan Press [1 item]); Mitchell, Jeffrey (The Academy of American Poets [3 items]); Mitchell, Roger (The Minnesota Review [1 item]); Miura, Tokuhiro (Hosei University [1 item]); Moody, V.E. (Magic Lantern Books [4 items]); Morgan, Richard (University of New Mexico [1 item]); Morrow, Bradford (Bradford Morrow Bookseller [1 item])

6 25

 Morrow, Felix (Dialogue House Library) 1979 

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6 items

6 26

 Morse, R. - Oakland, S. 1975-1980 

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Morse, R.C. (Wooden Needle Press [4 items]); Murphy, Fred A. (1 item); Murphy, George (Tendril magazine [1 item]); Myerhoff, Barbara G. (University of Southern California [1 item]); Nassir, Diane Elizabeth (University of California, Santa Barbara Office of the Librarian [1 item]); Nathan, Terry (Uzzano quarterly, Shimer College [1 item]); Naumann, Francis (Rosa Esman Gallery [1 item]); Navarre, Randy (1 item); Negosanu, Petronela (Romanian Writers Union [2 items]); Nelson, George (Kenyon Poetry Society [1 item]): Nicosia, Gerald (Letters relating to Gerald Nicosia's biography of Jack Kerouac [3 items]); Norbutt, John (1 item); Oakland, Sam (Portland State University [1 item])

7 1

 Ohannessian, Griselda (New Directions Publishing Corporation) 1973-1980 

Scope and Contents note

45 items

7 2

 Oliver, M. - Prince-Joseph, B. 1968-1980 

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Oliver, Merrill (The Academy of American Poets [1 items]); Olson, Robert C. (Lamar University [1 items]); Oswald, Ernest J. (Heirs Magazine International [2 items]); Owwen, Maureen (St. Mark's Church Poetry Project [1 items]); Packard, William (The New York Quarterly [2 items]); Palmer, Herbert B. (Herbert B. Palmer and Company [1 items]); Pappas, Peter (Pella Publishing Company [1 items]); Parisi, Peter (Rutgers University [1 items]); Payne, Robert and Reik, Miriam M. ("Portraits of Muriel [Rukeyser]" book [1 item]); Peabody, Richard (1 item); Perkins, Anne (Union Settlement [2 items]); Perkins, Sergio (Indiana Arts Comission [3 items]); Perron, Lee (1 item); Peters, Robert (The American Book Review [1 items]); Petersen, Karen S. (Allan Hancock College [1 item]); Petty, Ryan (1 item); Pherigo, Lindsey P. (Saint Paul School of Theology [1 items]); Phiebig, Albert J. (Albert J. Phiebig Inc. Books [1 items]); Piekarski, Thomas (Commentators' Press [1 items]); Pirk, Alfred (2 items); Pleasants, Ben (Los Angeles Free Press [3 items]); Pollinger, Laurence (Laurence Pollinger Limited: Authors' Agents [1 items]); Pondrom, Cyrena N. (Contemporary Literature [1 items]); Poulin, A. (The Future of Literature: The Second Annual Rochester Bookfair and Symposium [4 items]); Powers, Jack (Stone Soup Society [1 items]); Prince-Joseph, Bruce ("In Praise of Love" [2 items])

7 3

 Radcliffe, R. - Ryan, G. 1972-1980, undated 

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Radcliffe, Richard (1 item); Rader, Randy W. Grandineth (1 item); Raiziss, Sonia (Chelsea magazine [1 item]); Raffel, Burton (University of Denver [1 item]); Ragland, Cindy (International Portland Review [1 item]); Randall, James (Pym-Randall Press [2 items]); Randolph, Vance (1 item); Ransom, William (Centrum Foundation [4 items];) Ranta, Jerrald (Univeristy of Wyoming[1 item]); Ray, David (New Letters, University of Missouri - Kansas City [1 item]); Ready, Karen Crossen (Continuum Books [4 items]); Reames, Mark E. (Kwansei Gakuin University [2 items]); Renee (Quarterly Review of Literature [1 item]); Reese, Harry (Turkey Press[1 item]); Reid, Coletta (Diana Press Publications Inc. [1 item]); Reimers, Ronald (Praxis [2 items]); Reiss, Ellen (Aesthetic Realism Consultations [1 item]); Reszelewski­, Zdzslaw (1 item); Ritvo, Harriet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology [1 item]); Roberts, Jonathan ("The Sacred Fire" book [1 item]); Roberts, Paula (University of Utah Press [2 items]); Robertson, Brian (Blind Alley Press [1 item]); Robertson, Bryan (Spectator [1 item]); Robertson, Kirk (SCREE American Indian issue [1 item]); Ross, William T. (University of South Florida [1 item]); Rose, Patricia (North Point Press [1 item]); Rosenblum, Gail (Antaeus [1 item]); Rosser, Ellen (1 item); Ryan, George (BLEB [1 item])

7 4

 Sacks, S. - Stafford, E. 1974-1980 

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Sacks, Susan (Harper & Row [1 item]); Safarik, Allan (Blackfish Press [1 item]); Salasin, R. (Washington University [1 item]); Salinaro, Joe (1 item); Salisbury, Harrison E. (National Institute of Arts and Letters [2 items]); Sanchez, Thomas (Literature projects proposed for the international communication agency February 1, 1980 - September 30, 1980 [1 item]); Scott, Gail (1 item); Schulman, Grace (The Poetry Center [1 item]); Scrimgeour, James R. (Illinois State University [1 item]); Shambaugh, Joan (1 item); Shulz-Keil, Wieland (Wieland Shulz-Keil Productions, Inc. [2 items]); Schutzman, Steve (Intersecion Poetry Series [1 item]); Schwartz, Ellen Schwegman, Merlin D. (Merlin's Bookshop [1 item]); Seidenbaum, Art (Los Angeles Times [1 item]); Shannon, John Kingsley (1 item); Shoemaker, Jack (2 items); Shulman, Madelyn R. (University of New Mexico Press [1 item]); Signer, Robert A. (1 item); Silliman, Ron (1 item); de Silva, D.E. (Laurence Pollinger Limited: Authors' Agents [4 items]); Sims, Shirley Small (The Krenek Festival [1 item]); Singh, G. (The Queen's University of Belfast [1 item]); Sinsabaugh, Nancy (The Signet Society [1 item]); Smetzer, Mike (Cottonwood Review [1 item]); Snyder, Gary (2 items); Soos, R. (1 item); Speraw, Michael (Buddhist Studies Club - University of California, Santa Barbara [1 item]); Stafford, Evalyn (Santa Barbara City College [2 items]); Stalker, James C. (Michigan State University [1 item])

7 5

 Stanford, Anne (California State University, Northridge) 1976-1979 

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8 items

7 6

 Stap, D. - Tapp, M. 1976-1979 

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Stap, Don (Westigan Review [2 items]); Stefanik, Ernest (Rook Press [1 item]); Stephan, John (University of Hawaii at Manoa [3 items]); Stephenson, Gregory (1 item); Stetler, Russell (Westworks, Publishers [1 item]); Stock, Doreen (D'Aurora Press [1 item]) Stoehr, Taylor (1 item); Sullivan, Ruth (Ms. Magazine [1 item]); Susens, George P. (1 item); Swann, Brian (La Fusta poetry magazine [1 item]); Sweeney, Pat (Lone Mountain College [1 item]); Swenson, Tree (Copper Canyon Press [4 items]); Swick, Miki (University of California Extension [1 item]); Tapp, Mara Anne (Chicago Review [1 item])

7 7

 Tarn, Nathaniel (Rutgers University) undated, 1976-1979 

Scope and Contents note

8 items

7 8

 Taylor, B. - Weichselbaum, L. 1972-1980 

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Taylor, Bernard (caim magazine [1 item]); Terrell, Carroll F. (Paideuma: A journal devoted to Ezra Pound Scholarship [1 item]); Thayer, Patricia M. (ALA Booklist [1 item]); Thelen, Donna (2 items); Theurkauf, Sarah (The Viking Press, Inc. [1 item]); Tobias, Michael (University of California, Santa Cruz [1 item]); Toshihiko, Shimizu ("The World of Kitasone Katue" Publishing Association [1 item]); Troy, Carol (Oui magazine [2 items]); Truax, John (1 item); Turner, Fred (Kenyon College [1 item]); University of Missouri - Kansas City (1 item); Upton, Charles (1 item); USI International (1 item); Vangelisti, Paul (Invisible City [2 items]); Van Vactor, David L. (Canto Review of the Arts [1 item]); VIA Literary Magazine (1 item); Viglini, Janelle (1 item); Vincent, Stephen (Momo's Press [2 items]); Vinson, James (St James Press Ltd. [1 item]); Virgilio, Nick (Walt Whitman International Poetry Center [1 item]); Vuckovic, Vera (Jovica Vuckovic Museum of Autographs [1 item]); Wade, David L. (1 item); Wald, Alan (The University of Michigan [2 items]); Walsh, Charlie (KBOO 90.7 FM Portland, Oregon [1 item]); Warren, Lepska (1 item); Washington, Mary (Western American Literature [1 item]); Washowsky, Nicolaus (Blue-Beech magazine [1 item]); Was-lim, Yip (University of California, San Diego [1 item]); Weber, Mark (1 item); Weichselbaum, Les (MOUTH magazine [1 item])

7 9

 Tinker, Carol 1972-1973, undated 

7 10

 Weinberger, E. - Wolf, J. 1975-1978 

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Weinberger, E. (Montemora magazine [1 item]); White, Tom (1 item); Wilner, Eleanor (The American Poetry Review [2 items]); Wilkinson, Rosemary C. (5th World Congress of Poets [1 item]); Wilson, Rob (University of Hawaii at Manoa [1 item]); Winans, Al (Second Coming Press [1 item]); Winke, Jeffrey (Third Coast Archives [1 item]); Winter, Warner (Emery Collegiate Institute [1 item]); Wolf, Jack C. (State University of New York at Brockport [1 item])

7 11

 Williams College 1975-1976 

7 12

 Worden, M. - Worsley, A. 1975-1978, undated 

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Worden, Mark (1 item); Worsley, Alice F. (California State College, Stanislaus [9 items])

7 13

 Wray, E. - Zimmerman, H. 1975-1979 

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Wray, Elizabeth (black box [2 items]); Wright, Barbara (The Poetry Center [1 item]); Wright, Harold (Japan Program, Antioch College [1 item]); Wright, Jeff (Hard Press [1 item]); Wright, John W. (Oxford University Press [1 item]); Yellin, Herb (Lord John Press [1 item]); Yu, Eui Gyun (1 item); Zimmerman, Hester (The University of Texas at Dallas Translation Center [1 item])

7 14

 Miscellaneous 1973-1981, undated 

7 15

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Series 2:  Festschrift 1978-1980 

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of correspondence, typescripts, manuscripts, drawings, photographs, edits, galleys, and mockups compiled by Geoffrey Gardner between 1978 and 1980 related to and for a Kenneth Rexroth festschrift: "For Rexroth," The Ark 19, 1980.

Box Folder

 Acker, Kathy 1979 

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3 items

8 1

 Adam, Helen 1978 

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3 items

8 2

 Ai 1979 

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2 items

8 3

 Andreae, Christina 1979 

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4 items

8 4

 Arguelles, Ivan 1978-1979 

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3 items

8 5

 Berg, Stephen 1979 

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4 items

8 6

 Berry, Wendell 1978 

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2 items

8 7

 Bly, Robert 1978 

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2 items

8 8

 Bosquet, Alan undated 

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1 item

8 9

 Boyle, Kay 1979 

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1 item

8 10

 Brandi, John 1979 

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4 items

8 11

 Brett, Brian 1979 

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2 items

8 12

 Broughton, James 1978 

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4 items

8 13

 Bruchac, Joseph 1978 

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4 items

8 14

 Carruth, Hayden 1978 

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1 item

8 15

 Chung Ling 1979 

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4 items

8 16

 Ciardi, John 1978-1979 

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4 items

8 17

 Cook, Geoffery 1979 

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2 items

8 18

 Corman, Cid 1979 

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3 items

8 19

 Couchot, Lise 1979 

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2 items

8 20

 Creeley, Robert 1978 

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1 item

8 21

 Dana, Robert 1978-1979 

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3 items

8 22

 Eberhart, Richard 1978-1979 

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4 items

8 23

 Erikson, Buzz undated 

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2 items

8 24

 Everson, William 1979 

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3 items

8 25

 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

Contains permission granted from New Directions Books (Else Albrecht-Carrie) to reprint "At Kenneth Rexroth's".

8 26

 Fitzgerald, Robert 1979 

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1 item

8 27

 Forche, Carolyn 1979 

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1 item

8 28

 Forza, Daniela Ciani 1979-1980 

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5 items

8 29

 Gardner, Geoffrey 1979-1980 

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Contains an edited list of contributors and correspondence to Bradford Morrow regarding matters of publications. 14 items

8 30

 Gardner, Geoffrey 1977-1980 

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Contains correspondence to Kenneth Rexroth and Carol Tinker regarding publication matters. 48 items

8 31

 Gardner, Geoffrey 1979-1980 

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Contains corrspondence from unsolicited contributors who were not included in Ark 19, collected by Gardner in a labeled envelope. 20 items

8 32

 Gibson, Morgan 1978-1980 

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Contains photographs and a translation of a poem by Keiko Matsui Gibson. 10 items

8 33

 Gidlow, Elsa undated 

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7 items

9 1

 Gildner, Gary 1978-1979 

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4 items

9 2

 Ginsberg, Allen 1978 

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2 items

9 3

 Gleason, Madeline undated 

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Contains Geoffrey Gardner's contribution solicitation. 3 items

9 4

 Graves, Morris 1978-1979 

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3 items

9 5

 Hagedorn, Jessica 1979 

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2 items

9 6

 Haines, John 1979 

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4 items

9 7

 Hamill, Sam 1979-1979 

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Contains a copy of Tom McGrath's "Trinc". 5 items

9 8

 Handler, Esther 1979 

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2 items

9 9

 Harford, Irina 1979 

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4 items

9 10

 Hass, Robert 1978 

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1 item

9 11

 Hedin, Robert 1979 

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4 items

9 12

 Hertz, Jim 1980 

9 13

 Hikaru, Hida 1979 

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2 items

9 14

 Hitchcock, George 1978 

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3 items

9 15

 Hogan, Linda 1979 

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4 items

9 16

 Janover, Helene 1979 

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2 items

9 17

 Kandel, Laura 1979 

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2 items

9 18

 Kazuko, Shiraishi 1979 

9 19

 Kelly, Robert 1979 

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3

9 20

 Kessler, Stephen 1979 

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Contains a photograph of Kenneth Rexroth. 3 items

9 21

 Kinnell, Galway 1979 

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1 item

9 22

 Kirsch, Robert 1979 

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2 items

9 23

 Kodama, Sanhedi 1979 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

9 24

 Lane, Erskine 1979 

Scope and Contents note

3 items

9 25

 Lattimore, Richard 1978 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

9 26

 Laughlin, James 1979-1980 

Scope and contents note

Contains permission granted by City Lights Books to reprint "IT Does Me Good".

9 27

 Lawler, Justus George 1979-1980 

Scope and Contents note

6 items

9 28

 Lawless, Gary 1978 

Scope and Contents note

1 item

9 29

 Levertov, Denise 1979 

Scope and Contents note

4 items

9 30

 Malanga, Gerard 1979 

Scope and Contents note

7 items

9 31

 Maloney, Dennis 1980 

Scope and Contents note

3 items

9 32

 Mariah, Paul 1979 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

9 33

 Matthaei, Marcella undated 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

9 34

 Mattick, Paul 1979 

9 35

 McNulty, Tim 1980 

Scope and Contents note

3 items

9 36

 Meltzer, David 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

5 items

9 37

 Merwin, W.S 1979 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

9 38

 Miles, Josephine 1979 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

9 39

 Miller, Henry 1979 

Scope and Contents note

1 item

9 40

 Milosz, Czeslaw 1979 

Scope and Contents note

3 items

10 1

 Morrow, Bradford 1979-1980 

Scope and Contents note

5 items

10 2

 Mottram, Eric 1979 

Scope and Contents note

1 item

10 3

 Norse, Harold 1979 

Scope and Contents note

3 items

10 4

 O'Connell, Richard 1979 

Scope and Content

3 items

10 5

 O'Daly, Bill 1980 

Scope and Content

1 item

10 6

 Oden, Gloria 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

6 items

10 7

 Piercy, Marge 1979 

Scope and Contents note

4 items

10 8

 Raine, Kathleen undated 

10 9

 Rakosi, Carl 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

4 items

10 10

 Ray, David 1979 

Scope and Contents note

4 items

10 11

 Rexroth, Kenneth 1979-1980, undated 

Scope and Content

40 items

10 12

 Riding, Laura 1978 

Scope and Contents note

1 item

10 13

 Robbins, Doren 1978 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

10 14

 Roditi, Edouard 1979-1980 

Scope and Contents note

8 items

10 15

 Rothernberg, Jerome 1979 

Scope and Contents note

3 items

10 16

 Rukeyser, Muriel 1980 

Scope and Contents note

3 items

10 17

 Sakurai, Emiko 1979 

10 18

 Sharrard, Bob 1980 

Scope and Content

1 item

10 19

 Shiffert, Edith 1980 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

10 20

 Shimi, Mayumi 1979 

Scope and Content

1 item

10 21

 Silko, Leslie 1978 

Scope and Contents note

1 item

10 22

 Smith, Page 1979 

Scope and Contents note

1 item

10 23

 Snyder, Gary 1978 

Scope and Contents note

1 item

10 24

 Solt, John 1979 

Scope and Contents note

Contains 3 sheets of calligraphy by Hideo Noda and a photograph of Kenneth Rexroth. 6 items

10 25

 Stafford, William 1978 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

11 1

 Stanford, Ann 1979 

Scope and Contents note

Contains permission granted by "The Atlantic Monthly" (Arthur F. Goodearl) to reprint "The Center of the Garden" and permission granted by "The New Yorker" (Ruth C. Rogin) to reprint "Dreaming the Garden". 5 items

11 2

 Stoehr, Taylor 1979 

Scope and Contents note

1 item

11 3

 Stryk, Lucian 14978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

11 4

 Sutherland, Elizabeth 1979 

Scope and Contents note

Contains permission granted by the Mudborn Press (Judyl Mudfoot) to reprint "Poem for Kenneth" and "I would like to die fucking". 4 items

11 5

 Szerlip, Barbara 1979 

Scope and Contents note

5 items

11 6

 Tarn, Nathaniel 1979 

Scope and Contents note

4 items

11 7

 Thomas, Janet 1980 

Scope and Contents note

3 items

11 8

 Tinker, Carol 1979 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

11 9

 Tomlinson, Kerry 1979 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

11 10

 Umavijani, Montri 1980 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

11 11

 Vangelisti, Paul 1978 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

11 12

 Waldman, Anne 1979 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

11 13

 Weinberger, Elio 1979 

Scope and Contents note

Contains Weibnerger's translation of two poems by Octavio Paz that Weiberger sent to be considered for Ark 19. 6 items

11 14

 Weiss, Theodore 1979 

Scope and Contents note

3 items

11 15

 Whalen, Philip 1979 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

11 16

 Williams, Jonathan 1978-1979 

Scope and Contents note

5 items

11 17

 Woodcock, George 1978-1980 

Scope and Contents note

6 items

11 18

 Wright, James 1979 

Scope and Contents note

2 items

11 19

 Yazuru, Katagiri 1979 

Scope and Contents note

4 items

11 23

 Yglesias, Luis 1980 

Scope and Content

3 items

11 20

 Yoshihara, Sachiko undated 

Scope and Content

11 items

11 21

 Yu, Suwa undated 

11 22
Box

 Festschrift galleys and mockups 1980 

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Series 3:  Manuscripts by Rexroth 1940-1978 

Scope and Contents note

Series 3 comprises typescripts, xeroxes, and edits of Rexroth's monographs, essays, reviews, poetry, and translations. In several cases, one work has been spread out over several folders.

 Book reviews and essays 1954-1972 

Box Folder

 Book reviews and essays undated 

18 8

 Book reviews and essays 1964-1972 

18 9

 Book reviews and essays 1980 

18 10

 Book reviews and essays 1955-1966 

18 11

 Book reviews and essays 1954-1971 1954-1971 

18 12

 Book reviews and essays 1975-1980 

18 13

 Book reviews and essays 1945-1968 

18 14

 Book reviews and essays 1945-1968 

18 15

 Book reviews and essays 1945-1980 

19 1

 Book reviews and essays 1969-1971 

19 2-3

 Monographs, poetry, and translations 1940-1978 

Box Folder

 "Autobiographical Novel" postlude undated 

13 1

 "Blue Spaces" by Homero Ardjis undated 

13 2

 "The Buddhist Writings of Lafcadio Hearn" undated 

13 3-6

 "The Burning Heart" 1977, undated 

13 7-13

 "The Burning Heart" 1977, undated 

14 1-3

 "Camping in the Western Mountains" 1940, undated 

14 4-6

 "Collected Love Poems of Marichiko" undated 

3 10

 "Collected Love Poems of Marichiko" 1978, undated 

14 7-11

 "Communalism: From its Origins to the Twentieth Century" undated 

15 1-3

 "Coplas on the Death of Merton" undated 

15 4

 "Invisible City" magazine interview 1977 

15 5

 Japanese poems undated 

15 6-7

 "Lantern and Shadow" undated 

15 8

 "Li Ch'ing Chao" undated 

15 9-11

 "Li Ch'ing Chao, Complete Poems" undated 

15 12-15

 "Li Ch'ing Chao, Complete Poems" undated 

16 1-2

 "Love and the Turning Year: 100 More Chinese Poems" undated 

16 3

 "Love is an Art of Time" undated 

16 4-6

 "On Flower Wreath Hill" undated 

16 7

 "One Hundred Poems From the French" 1958 

16 8

 "Ongoing Autobiography" undated 

16 9-14

 "Ongoing Autobiography" undated 

17 1-3

 "Original Sin" undated 

17 4

 "Other Chinese Poets translated by K.R. and Ling Chung" undated 

17 5

 "The Poetry of Pre-literate Peoples" undated 

17 6-10

 "Seasons of Sacred Lust" undated 

17 11-14

 "Silver Swan" undated 

18 1-2

 "Vivienne Renaud" undated 

18 3

 "Women Poets of China" undated 

8 4

 "Women Poets of Japan" undated 

18 5-7

 Miscellaneous translations by Rexroth undated 

19 4

 Poems by Rexroth 1970s 

20 43

 Poems by Rexroth [?] photocopies undated 

20 44

 Poems [by Rexroth?] undated 

22 1

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Series 4:  Other writers' manuscripts 

Scope and Content

Consists of manuscripts and typescripts of work by other writers sent to Rexroth.

Box Folder

 Antler undated 

19 5

 Arrowsmith, William undated 

19 6

 Barks, Coleman undated 

19 7

 Barton, Joan undated 

22 2

 Berg, Stephen undated 

19 8-10

 Best, Zoe undated 

19 11

 Biggers, Randall undated 

19 12

 Brett, Brian undated 

19 13-15

 Burke, Carolyn undated 

19 16

 Burns, Wayne undated 

19 17

 Cesa, Margaret undated 

19 18

 Chase, M. Christine undated 

19 19

 Chung, Ling undated 

22 3

 Clark, Tom undated 

19 20

 Conroy, G. undated 

19 21

 Cook, Stanton undated 

19 22

 Coomar, Devinder M. undated 

19 23

 Cooney, Rajan undated 

19 24

 Dawson, Thomas undated 

19 25

 Douskey, Franz undated 

19 26

 Everson, William undated 

19 27

 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence 1980 

19 28

 Forche, Carolyn undated 

19 29

 Gangel, Sue undated 

19 30

 Garrison, Douglas undated 

19 31

 Gibson, Morgan undated 

19 32-33

 Gidlow, Elsa undated 

19 34

 Gillis, Daniel undated 

19 35

 Goss, Richard undated 

19 36

 Gray, Pat undated 

19 37

 Hawkins, Antonia undated 

19 38

 Hawson, Jennifer undated 

19 39

 Heagy, H. Lee [Leigh] undated 

19 40-41

 Herron, Bill undated 

19 42

 Hoheisel, Peter undated 

19 43

 Hovis, Logan undated 

19 44

 Hunt, Nan undated 

19 45-47

 Japanese students undated 

22 4

 Kemf, Elizabeth undated 

19 48

 Kennington, Steve undated 

19 49

 Kertesz, Louise undated 

19 50-53

 Kim, Chiha undated 

19 54

 Kwock, C.H. and McHugh, Vincent, galley of "Old Friend from Far Away" 1980 

22 5

 Lagier, Gary undated 

19 55

 Lambrev, Garrett undated 

19 56

 Ledbetter, J.T. undated 

19 57

 Lockwood, William J. undated 

19 58

 "Love's Bawdy" undated 

19 59

 Mackey, Nate undated 

19 60

 Marichiko undated 

19 61

 McArdle, Phil undated 

19 62

 McClintic, Richard undated 

19 63

 McIntyre, Vonda 1977 

20 1-2

 McQueenye, Barry J. undated 

20 3

 Mezey, ? undated 

20 4

 Michelozzi, Michael 1976 

20 5

 Miscellaneous undated 

22 6

 Mitrovich, Marta undated 

20 6

 Moss, Stanley undated 

20 7-9

 Musacchia, J.H. undated 

20 10

 O'Mary, Barbara undated 

20 11

 Passman, Arnie undated 

20 12

 Porter, Bill undated 

20 13

 Rainer, Dachine undated 

20 14

 Rainwater, Davie undated 

22 7

 Rathe, Lelland J. undated 

20 15

 Rilke, Rainer Maria undated 

20 16

 Robbins, Doren undated 

20 17-22

 Rollins, Leighton undated 

20 23

 Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg undated 

20 24

 Seth, Turquoise undated 

20 25

 Shirashi, Kazuko undated 

20 26

 Simensen, Leslee undated 

20 27

 Simmons, Lynda undated 

20 28

 Smith, Dave undated 

20 29

 Szerlip, Barbara undated 

20 30

 Solt, John undated 

20 31-32

 Stein, Mikal undated 

22 8

 Takamula, Kotalo undated 

20 33

 Tharp, Roland undated 

20 34

 Thomas, Janet undated 

20 35-36

 Thorpe, Kenneth undated 

20 37

 Thurston, Maura undated 

20 38

 Varvares, George undated 

20 39

 Wainio, Ken undated 

20 40

 Wear, Paul undated 

20 41

 Yoshihara, Sachiko undated 

20 42

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Series 5:  Notes, notebooks and scrapbooks 

Scope and Content

Consists of Rexroth's handwritten notes, pages from notebooks, unpublished poems "in book form", various translations and a notebook of observations and miscellaneous notes.

Box
20
Folder
45-49

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Series 6:  Ephemera, clippings, miscellaneous records 

Scope and Content

Includes clippings on various writers, book reviews (by Rexroth and others); newsletters; photographs; travel information; appointment diaries; flyers, printed works and photographs. Also includes dried and pressed flowers.

Box
22
Folder
9-13
Box
26
Box
21
Folder
1-38

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Series 7:  Artwork 1970s-1980s 

Scope and Content

Artwork (collages, oils, sculptures, photographs, and prints) by Graham Ackroyd, Leslie Fiering, Jennifer Hanson, Morgan Gibson, Richard Diebenkorn and John Ciardi, Nancy Rexroth, unidentified artists, and Kenneth Rexroth (sculptural heads created for his book of poems, "Beyond the Mountain"; also includes photographs of the heads, and a signed, "corrected" copy of the book).

Box
23

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Series 8:  Financial records 

Scope and Content

Rexroth's tax returns for the 1970s, receipts, other financial documents. Restricted.

Box
24
Box
25

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