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Finding Aid of the Charles Bukowski papers

Finding aid prepared by Jacqueline Morin, 2014

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Bukowski, Charles
Creator
King, Linda, 1940-
Title
Charles Bukowski papers
Collection no.
0155
Date
1957-1994
Extent
13.02 Linear feet, 25 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes Charles Bukowski's original poetry and short stories, along with drafts of Women,  Factotum,  Ham on Rye,  Post Office, and  Barfly; screenplays based on Bukowski's (1920-1994) fiction; periodical appearances; tape recordings; and ephemera.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Charles Bukowski papers, Collection no. 0155, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Biographical note

Charles Bukowski was born on August 16, 1920 in Andernach, Germany, the son of a US soldier and German woman. His family immigrated to the United States in 1922 and settled in Los Angeles, where Bukowski spent most of his life. His father was in and out of work during the Depression years and was a reputed tyrant, verbally and physically abusing his son throughout his childhood. It was perhaps to numb himself from his father's abuse that Bukowski began drinking at the age of 13, initiating his life-long affair with alcohol.

After graduating from Los Angeles High School in 1939 Bukowski studied for a time at Los Angeles City College, taking courses in journalism and literature. He left school and home in 1941 after his father, who had finally read some of Bukowski's stories, threw his son's possessions into the street. Bukowski continued to write stories and traveled across America, supporting himself with a string of odd jobs: gas station attendant, elevator operator, truck driver, and overseer in a dog biscuit factory, to name a few.

In 1944 his story Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip was published in the magazine Story. He returned to Los Angeles and met Janet Cooney Baker, with whom he lived for the next ten years. In 1955, Bukowski was hospitalized with an alcohol-induced bleeding ulcer and came close to death. After a brief marriage to Barbara Frye, the rich publisher of a small poetry magazine, Bukowski took a job as a post office clerk in 1958, a job he held for the next twelve years.

In 1955, Bukowski also began writing poetry, publishing volumes almost annually. His first collection, Flower, Fist, and Bestial Wail, appeared in 1959. It was 30 pages long and the print run was only 200 copies. Bukowski's first volume of prose, All Assholes in the World and Mine, was published seven years later. By 1963, the year Bukowski published It Catches My Heart in Its Hands--a collection of poetry about alcoholics, prostitutes, losing gamblers, and other down-and-outs--he had developed a loyal following, and was famous for his use of violent images and graphic language in his work. His column Notes of a Dirty Old Man appeared regularly in Open City and Los Angles Free Press, and its run was later collected in book by the same title (1969). In 1970, Bukowski quit his job with the Postal Service when John Martin of the Black Sparrow Press offered him a $100 monthly stipend to continue his writing.

Although prolific, Bukowski remained a literary outsider who published his works with small presses, primarily on the West Coast. His short stories are unsparingly realistic and usually comic. They often observe the thoughts and actions of Bukowski's alter ego Henry Chinaski, a hard-drinking unskilled worker, a lover of classical music, and a racetrack gambler. This character was introduced in Bukowski's 1965 autobiographical Confessions of a Man Insane Enough to Live with the Beasts. In 1973, Bukowski gained a wider audience when an award-winning television documentary by director Taylor Hackford was aired, and he also began an incidental career in the film industry. The 1983 film Tales of Ordinary Madness, directed by Marco Ferreri, was based on stories of the author. Its script drew material from Erections, Ejaculations, Exhibitions and Tales of Ordinary Madness. The screenplay for the film Barfly (1987) was written by Bukowski himself and directed by Barbet Schroeder, and the experience of the filming became the subject of the 1989 novel Hollywood. Crazy Love/Love is a Dog from Hell (1989), directed by Dominique Deruddere, was based on The Copulating Mermaid of Venice and other stories by Bukowski.

In 1985 Bukowski married Linda Lee Beighle, a health food proprietor twenty-five years his junior. He had one daughter, Marina Louise, who was born in 1965 to Bukowski and Francis Dean Smith. In his later years, success caught up with the author at last and he evolved from down-and-out to up-and-in: he lived in a house with a swimming pool, drove a black BMW, wrote on a computer, and enjoyed his favorite recordings of Sibelius, Mahler, and Rossini on a new stereo.

Charles Bukowski died at age 73 on March 9, 1994, at a hospital in San Pedro, California, after an almost year-long bout with leukemia.

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Scope and Contents

Charles Bukowski papers consists of drafts of Women, Factotum, Ham on Rye, Post Office, and Barfly; screenplays based on Bukowski's (1920-1994) fiction; periodical appearances; tape recordings; photographs; and ephemera.

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Arrangement

The collection is generally arranged by type of material.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2014
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

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 Note

Most of the materials in this collection were acquired from Charles Bukowski's publisher and editor, John Martin, of Black Sparrow Press.

Processing Note

This collection was processed with the assistance of Ye Fu.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Black Sparrow Press.

Genre(s)

  • Audiotapes
  • Correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Manuscripts
  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Bukowski, Charles -- Archives
  • King, Linda, 1940- -- Archives
  • Martin, John, 1930-
  • Martin, John, 1930- -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • American literature--20th century--Archival resources
  • American literature--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • American poetry--20th century--Archival resources
  • Authors, American--Archival resources
  • Poetry --History and criticism --Periodicals
  • Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Correspondence 

Box Folder

 Conte, Joseph 1966-1967 

Scope and Content

9 letters, envelopes

1 1

 Corrington, John 

Scope and Content

One letter

1 2

 Fogel, Al 1981-1984 

Scope and Content

28 letters, envelopes

1 3

 Hageman, William 1966-1968 

Scope and Content

Nine letters, postcard

1 4

 Martin, John 1968-1978 

Scope and Content

57 letters, envelopes

1 5

 Richmond, Steve 1965-1973 

Scope and Content

Copies of 72 notes and letters

1 6

 Young, Lafayette 1970-1982 

Scope and Content

19 envelopes, 21 letters

1 7

 Misc. unsent 1964-1970 

Scope and Content

Ten letters to various recipients

1 8

 Misc. letters outgoing 1965-1975 

Scope and Content

20 letters to various recipients

1 9-10
Box

 Photocopies of Correspondence 

Scope and Content

Decorative manuscript box with gold lettering 'Charles Bukowski Correspondence Files' . John Martin (Bukowski's publisher at Black Sparrow Press) kept photocopies of Bukowski's correspondence in the box. Most of it duplicates the original letters which are in this collection.

1A

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Series 2:  Poems 

Box Folder

 Accolade For Dead Beasts, Dying Beasts, Brothers in Round Little Chains That Rattle and Clink Against Cool and Full Walls 

2 2

 After Creeley 

2 3

 AH 

2 4

 AH HA 

2 5

 All My Seasons 

2 6

 All Our Sadness, Grinning into Flow 

2 7

 All the Green of Dreaming 

2 8

 All the Love of Me Goes Out to Her 

Scope and Content

Poems by Bukowski, signed by author.

2 9

 Alone with Everybody 

2 10

 The American Flag Shirts 

2 11

 Another Academy 

Scope and Content

Singly-published poem in pocketsize book

2 12

 And A Promethian Lamp Shines Over All 

2 13

 The Angels of Sunday 

2 14

 Another of My Critics 

2 15

 Answer to A Note Found In the Mailbox 

2 16

 Archilochos Knew How 

2 17

 Are You A Writer 

2 18

 An Argument Over A Broken Vase 

2 19

 Artaud 1971 July 17 

2 20

 Autumn Morning 1971 September 22 

2 21

 Balling 1971 November 2 

2 22

 Barstool 

2 23

 The Beautiful Lady 

2 24

 Beef Rice 

2 25

 Beer 1976 June 3 

2 26

 Beers 1977 November 9 

2 27

 Belly 1971 July 21 

2 28

 The Best Love Poem I Can Write At The Moment 1971 June 15 

2 29

 The Big Bulls in the Pisspot 

2 30

 A Big Night For My Buddy 1978 February 1 

2 31

 Bluechip Stamps 

2 32

 Blues Song 

2 33

 A Blurb 

2 34

 Bob Dylan 1975 December 3 

2 35

 Boil Near Left Elbow 

2 36

 The Bombing of Berlin 

2 37

 Brain in Strappado 

2 38

 The Brainless Eyes 1971 June 8 

2 39

 Bread 

2 40

 Brown is Beautiful 

2 41

 Bug 

2 42

 Bug 

2 43

 Bukowski 1971 July 21 

2 44

 A Bull is A Fiercely Golden Song 

2 45

 Bullshit Pain 1971 June 15 

2 46

 Burning In Water, Drowning In Flame 1971 November 19 

2 47

 The Butcher 

2 48

 B.W. 

2 49

 California Here I Come 1971 April 6 

2 50

 Cancer of The Eyeball 

2 51

 Captain Jim 

2 52

 The Card Game 

2 53

 Celebration Enough 

2 54

 Christ 

2 55

 Clint Wescott 

2 56

 Coffee And Babies 1971 December 8 

2 57

 The Comedy Hour 

2 58

 Contributor's Column 

2 59

 Counterpoint 

2 60

 The Courage is the Sun 

2 61

 Crazy Man, Another One 

2 62

 Dark Shades 1976 January 8 

2 63

 Dark Charles 1971 November 2 

2 64

 Death 1971 November 4 

2 65

 A Declaration of Independence 1971 November 29 

2 66

 Del Mar by the Sea 

2 67

 Dirdge 1971 March 31 

2 68

 The Dirty and Universal Same 

2 69

 A Discussion on Robert Schumann and Other Things 

2 70

 The Dogs Bark Knives 1971 May 21 

2 71

 Down Like Stairways, Up Like Smoke 

2 72

 Eat Your Heart Out 

2 73

 The Eaters 

2 74

 El Choni 

2 75

 The Elephants 

2 76

 The End of A Short Affair 1976 January 19 

2 77

 Engraving Found Upon The Back Of A Bill Sent To Me By The Southern California Gas Company, Oct.12th., 1971 1971 November 2 

2 78

 Even Bach Knew When to Scratch His Ass 

2 79

 Excerpts 

2 80

 Face Of A Political Candidate On A Street Billboard 

2 81-82

 Fact 

2 83

 Fag, Fag, Fag 

2 84

 Fear 1976 February 7 

2 85

 The Fish Alive Upon The Ice That Says No 

2 86

 Fleas In My Brain 

2 87

 Flie Song 1971 June 29 

2 88

 Flies 1971 September 14 

2 89

 Food 

2 90

 From M.M.* 

2 91

 For Those 3 

2 92

 For Those Who Put Themselves Upon Me 1971 November 29 

2 93

 A Generation of Heroes 

2 94

 Getting Your Dime's Worth Out of A Newspaper 

2 95

 Gift 

2 96

 The Good Guy 

2 97

 A Good One 1975 June 22 

2 98

 The Good Service At Last 

2 99

 Goodyear 1971 June 6 

2 100

 Grammar of Life 

2 101

 The Grand Life of the Dead 

2 102

 The Great Poet 

2 103

 The Great Writer 

2 104

 Hammer and Leash 

2 105

 The Happy Life of the Tired 

2 106

 A Hard Knocker 1971 November 16 

2 107

 The Hatred For Hemingway 

2 108

 Hawley's leaving Town 1975 June 22 

2 109

 He Learned It From Gertie 1972 August 30 

3 1

 Hell 

3 2

 The Hell of It Is To Throw Away Rejected Poems That Seem to Say Something Anyhow Even If Perhaps Not Too Well 

3 3

 High-Rise 

3 4

 His Wife Knew Carl Sandburg 

3 5

 Holy Bleeds and Burns the Axle 

3 6

 Holy Communion 

3 7

 Holy Enough Under Plastic Ceilings 

3 8

 Hooked on Horse 

3 9

 Hotel Felix 1977 December 7 

3 10

 How Come You Are Not Unlisted? 

3 11

 I Am Read To: 

3 13

 I Heard Click Of His Safety Catch Going Off 

3 14

 I Have Here Shaped Before Me A Glass Of Beer 

3 15

 I Piss Upon The Works Of Men 1971 October 19 

3 16

 I Slept With Angela Davis Last Night 

3 17

 I Think Of the Little Men 

3 18

 I Was Clean Anyhow I Think 

3 19

 If Everything Were Made of Steel It Would Be Just Like It Is Now 

3 20

 In This 

3 21

 Injustice Is Just Another Name For Original Beauty 

3 22

 The IO Count 

3 23

 Iron Mike 

3 24

 Iron And Stone 1971 July 1 

3 25

 It's All A Matter of Entertainment 

3 26

 It Takes Less Than A Gun To Kill A Woman 

3 27

 Junky Daughter 

3 28-29

 The Justice of the Bleed 

3 30

 A Killer 

3 31

 The Killers 

3 32

 The Knifefighter 

3 33

 Kraznick 1975 March 12 

3 34

 The Ladies of the Afternoon 

3 35

 Last Act 

3 36

 Law 1971 September 14 

3 37

 A Liberated Woman 

3 38

 The Light of Jesus 

3 39

 Like That 

3 40

 A Listing of Vitals, Meaning Beds and Typewriters 

3 41

 Literary Party 

3 42

 A Little Bit of Excitement 

3 43

 The Loner 

3 44

 Looking At The Cat's Balls 

3 45

 Lord 

3 46

 Love 

3 47

 Love is A Dog From Hell 

3 48-49

 The Majesty of Our Imperfection 

3 50

 Man in Bed 

3 51

 Me and Your Sometimes Love Poems 

Scope and Content

Poems by Bukowski and Linda King, signed by author

3 52

 Measurements From the Creation Coffin 1971 December 3 

3 53

 Meatball 

3 54

 Merry Something 

3 55

 The Mini-Skirt Life 

3 56

 Mirror Mirror on the Wall 1971 July 5 

3 57

 A Mischief of Expiration 

3 58

 The Misfit 

3 59

 Miss Lazarus In the Nude 

3 60

 Mockingbird Wish Me Luck 

Scope and Content

Uncorrected proof of poems

3 61

 Mood and Counter-Mood 1971 July 23 

4 1

 A Most Dark Night in April 1971 April 6 

4 2

 Moved Like Tigers Walking 

4 3

 The Music Man 

4 3

 My Afternoons into Night 1971 July 21 

4 4

 My Barber 1971 July 21 

4 5

 My Death 

4 6

 My Face is Cut 

4 7-8

 My God 1978 February 1 

4 9

 My Kind of Place 1978 February 1 

4 10

 My Landlady 

4 11

 My Neighbors 

4 12

 My Special Insanity 

4 13

 A Need for Glue 

4 14

 New Mexico 

4 15

 The Night I Killed Tommy 

4 16

 Night Sound 

4 17

 No Title 

4 18

 No Title 

4 19

 The Noiseless Care of A Blue Violet 

4 20

 A Northern Acquaintance 

4 21

 Not A Very Good Day 

4 22

 Notations On My Splendid Sorrow 

4 23

 Note On the Poetic Fallacy Of Rimbaud and The Light Shinning Through the Blinds Upon the Face of A Punk 

4 24

 A Note To One Of God's Boys 

4 25

 Notes of A Dirty Old Man 

4 26

 OH 1971 June 6 

4 27

 The Old Brown Cross In The Graveyard Of The Undemolished Dead 

4 28

 An Old-Fashioned Poem On A Timeless Subject 

4 29

 Old Number 9 . Rommel Nijinsky, What Have you? 

4 30

 On A Minor Fame Through A Knock Upon My Door 

4 31

 On The Corner On The Side of Nothing 

4 32

 On Reading In The Heritage Room, Cal State, L.A. February 17th 1970 

4 33

 One For Old Snaggle-tooth Of Santa Monica 

4 34

 One Night Stands 1971 June 2 

4 35

 One To The Breastplate 1976 Februray 7 

4 36

 The Other One Looked Like My Left Stocking 

4 37

 Pain 1971 November 29 

4 38

 Pain 1971 April 25 

4 39

 Page 173 1971 September 22 

4 40

 The People, No 1971 June 6 

4 41

 Phone Call and Reminiscence of War 

4 42

 Phone Call From My 5 Year old Daughter in Garden Grove 

4 43

 Photo 

4 44

 Pick-up 

4 45

 Pig in A Pamphlet 

4 46

 Play the Piano Drunk 1979 May 7 

Scope and Content

Uncorrected proof of poems

4 47

 Pleasure Song 

4 48

 The Pleasures 

4 49

 Poem For A Pawnshop Owner Near 7th And Alvarado Sts Los Angeles 

4 50

 Poem For Dante 

4 51

 A Poem For Elvis P. and Charley the B 1974 December 24 

4 52

 A Poem for Eugene O'Neill or For Anybody Who WIll Listen 

4 52

 Poem for Jack Michelene 

4 53

 A Poem For the 3 or 4 Who Know 

4 54

 Poem of A Lot Tacrap Screamin' 

4 55

 A Poem to Myself 

4 56

 Poem to Yevtushenko 

4 57

 Poem Written While Listening to A Classical Symphony 

4 58

 Poem # 2001 

4 59

 Poet in Residence 

4 60

 Poetry 1971 November 29 

4 61

 Pop Pop Pop 

4 62

 A Porkchop Goodbye 

4 63

 Portrait of A Soul For Files 

4 61

 Prayer to A Small Friend 

4 65

 A Promise 

4 66

 The Proud Thin Dying 

4 67

 Quite 

4 68

 Random Notes on A Windy Night 

4 69

 Rape 

4 70

 Red Up And Down 

4 71

 Rejected 

4 72

 Rejoinder 

4 73

 Rescant 

4 74

 Royal Tab Clear. Tab Set. Mar Rel, Back Space 1971 July 14 

4 75

 Rolled 

4 76

 A Rolling Poem 

4 77

 Roses Are Red Violets Are Blue 

4 78

 Saul Bellow in the Tax Office 

4 79-80

 The Scale 

4 81

 Scarlet 

4 82

 Scenic View 

4 83

 The Separate Eye 

4 84

 Seven Feet by Three and One Half Feet Tall 

4 85

 The Sex Friends 

4 86

 The Sewer 

4 87

 She Came Out Of The Bathroom With Her Flaming Red Hair and Said 

4 88

 Sheets 

4 89

 Shit 

4 90

 Shopping List 

4 91

 Shines And Looks 

5 1

 Silk Pink Gown Silk Blue Gown Silk Purple Gown 1978 March 2 

5 2

 Six 1971 November 19 

5 3

 Small Time Advice 

5 4

 A Smart Girl 

5 5

 Snakes and Spiders 

5 6

 Snouts Down the Road 

5 7

 Soa AC 

5 8

 Society Should Realize 

5 9

 The Solar Mass: Soul: Genesis and Geotropism 

5 10

 Somebody Always Breaking 

5 11

 Song 

5 12

 Some Few 

5 13

 Soup, Cosmos and Tears 

5 14

 Sparrow 

5 15

 S. R. O. 

5 16

 Stag 

5 17

 Starving Sunset 1971 August 31 

5 18

 Suicide 

5 19

 Summer 

5 20

 Summer 

5 21-22

 Summer 

5 23

 Sun Is A Son of A Bitch, The 

5 24

 Sun is The God of the Arctic, The 1971 October 19 

5 25

 Sun, The Bushes, The Hell of It, The 1971 June 8 

5 26

 Sunlight, and Nightime Thoughts 

5 27

 Swastika Star and Embrace of Fat Death Symbol. This Red Moonlight in My Gravy 

5 28

 Tapioca 

5 29

 There is a Poet 

5 30

 These Mad Windows that Taste Life and Cut Me If I Go Through Them 

5 31

 They Arrived 1977 November 12 

5 32

 They Never Miss, The Bastards 

5 33

 Things In My Kitchen 

5 34

 This Ever Happen To Gorky or Mailer? 

5 35

 This Night 

5 36

 This Then 1976 May 2 

5 37

 T.H.I.T.L.H. 

5 38

 Thoughts While Taking Off My Shoes In The Same Room I Put Them On In 

5 39

 A Thousand Armies, Armiez 1971 June 8 

5 40

 Those Days 

5 41

 Three On A Four-Thirty Glass of Wine 

5 42

 Tigers 

5 43

 Tragedy is My Bacon 

5 44

 Transplant 1971 April 20 

5 45

 True and Happy Story, A 

5 46

 Trumpets For Strumpets 1977 December 11 

5 47

 Tuesday South of the North Pole, A 1971 April 20 

5 48

 Unattached And Immortal Lines From Typing Errors and Disorders of The Brain 

5 49

 Unhappy Lady, An 1971 May 20 

5 50

 Uninvolvement 1971 

5 51

 Upon Going to Bed With A Copy of Cosmopolitan 

5 52

 Upon Listening to Something By One 1971 September 22 

5 53

 Us and Them 1971 March 30 

5 54

 Use Of The Continuous Present 

5 55

 Vallejo 

5 56

 The Virgins of The Bulls 1971 June 15 

5 57

 A Visitor Sits on My Couch 

5 58

 Voice On the Telephone 

5 59

 The Wailing Wall 

5 60

 Wanna Chase Rimbaud 1971 June 29 

5 61

 War is Heaven 

5 62

 A Warm Afternoon Just Off Sunset Boulevard 

5 63

 Waving And Waving Goodbye 1976 September 5 

5 64

 We Will Take Them 1978 

5 65

 Weather Report 

Scope and Contents note

drafts, proofs, printed galley

5 66

 Westerly Winds 

5 67

 When All the Animals Lie Down 

5 68

 When the Devil Came On Out For Love 1971 March 31 

5 69

 While Resting Upon Our Precious Cross 

5 70

 The White Horse 1971 September 12 

5 71

 Who's The Old Guy Jumping Around in His Shorts 

5 72

 The Window Sweat, The Shades Are Down 

5 73

 The Writer 

5 74

 Yes 

5 75

 Yes 1971 June 15 

5 76

 Yes 

5 77

 You Might As Well Kiss Your Ass Goodbye 

5 78

 You Just Imagine 1971 June 8 

5 79

 You Tell Me Not To Fawn 

5 80

 You Write the Title 

5 81

 Zeebearing 

5 82

 2 Immortal Poems 

5 83

 2 Spiders and the Wind... 

5 84

 29 Chilled Grapes 1971 July 17 

5 85

 A 56 Year Old Poem 

5 86

 462-0614 

5 87

 The 1930's 

5 88

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Series 3:  Short stories 

Box Folder

 Ah, Liberation, Liberty, Lillies On the Moon 

Scope and Content

Typed draft

6 1

 All the Pussy We Want 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft with corrections

6 2

 Animal Crackers in My Soup 1971 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 3

 Beertalk under a Kerosene Lamp 1970   Typed draft with letter

6 4

 Beginner 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 5

 Big Dope Reading   2 Drafts

Scope and Content

Typed draft

6 6

 Blanche Was New in the Big City 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 7

 Bukowski Bitches   2 Drafts

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 8

 Christ With Barbecue Sauce 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft with corrections

6 9

 Hairy Fist Tales: A Piece of Cheese 1971 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft with sketches

6 10

 Hairy Fist Tales: Charles Bukowski   2 Drafts

Scope and Content

Typed drafts with letters

6 11

 Letters of John Steinbeck 1978 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 12

 Life in a Texas Whorehouse 1970 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft with letter by the author

6 13

 Little Boy Blue Come Blow Your Horn 1970 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft with letters

6 14

 Love It Or Leave It 1970 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 15

 Notes of a Dirty Old Man 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 16

 Notes of a Potential Suicide 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 17

 Purple as an Iris 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft with note from the author

6 18

 Reading and Breeding for Kenneth 1971 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 19

 Red Fire Red 1976 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft with envelope

6 20

 Reunion 

Scope and Content

Typed draft

6 21

 Sandcastle by the Sea 

Scope and Contents

First chapter of novel draft and letters

6 22

 Sound and Passion 1970 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft with letter

6 23

 Stink of Death 1975 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 24

 Swastika 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 25

 Time I Knocked Out Ernest Hemingway and Was Discovered As a New Literary Giant 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 26

 Twelve Flying Monkeys Who Won't Copulate Properly 1970 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft with corrections

6 27

 Two Heads Are Better Than One 1971 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 28

 Upon the Death of a Great Little Magazine Editor 1971 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 29

 White Beard 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 30

 Who's Got the Juice? 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft with corrections

6 31

 Workout 1976   2 Drafts

Scope and Contents

Typed draft with corrections

6 32

 6 Inches 

Scope and Content

Typed draft

6 33

 100 Dollar Stuff 1971 

Scope and Contents

Typed draft

6 34

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Series 4:  Novels 

Box Folder

 Factotum 

7 3

 Ham on Rye 1982 

Scope and Contents

Typescript of novel

7 4

 Love Tale of the Hyena 1976 

Scope and Contents

Drafts of chapters and notes sent to John Martin.

7 4

 Women 

Scope and Contents

Discarded material from the novel.

7 5

 Women 1978 

Scope and Contents

First draft of novel.

7 6

 Women 

Scope and Content

First draft.

8 1

 Women 1978 

8 2

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Series 5:  Screenplays and Adapted Screenplays 

Box Folder

 Barfly 

Scope and Content

Presentation

9 1

 Barfly 1980 

Scope and Contents

Original screenplay

9 2

 Barfly 1980 

Scope and Contents

Press kit

9 3

 Barfly 1980 

Scope and Contents

New draft

9 4

 Factotum 

Scope and Content

Adaptation by Emmerich Oross of Charles Bukowski 's "Factotum" , 1979.

9 5

 Post Office 

Scope and Content

Don Carpenter Adaption from Charles Bukowski's "Post Office"

9 6

 Post Office 

Scope and Content

Don Carpenter, based on Bukowski's novel "Post Office"

9 7

 Tales of Ordinary Madness 

Scope and Content

Sergio Amidei, Marco Ferreri, Anthony Foutz. Adapted From Stories by Charles Bukowski.

9 8

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Series 6:  Miscellaneous 

Box Folder

 Forewords and Critiques 

10 1

 Charles Bukowski: Women 

Scope and Content

Book jacket.

23 1

 Letters to a Young Poet 

Scope and Content

Flyer, signed and illustrated by Bukowski.

23 2

 Love Is a Dog From Hell 

Scope and Content

Book jacket.

23 3

 Peace Amongst the Ants 

Scope and Content

Oversized portfolio of poems.

23 4

 Sweetwater Presents An Evening with Charles Bukowski 

Scope and Content

Flyer, signed by Bukowski.

23 5

 Tenant, The 

Scope and Content

Play by Linda King.

10 2

 Clippings 1983-1987 

Scope and Content

Magazine and newspaper clippings on Bukowski.

21 1

 Cockroach Hotel, The 1968 

Scope and Content

The Cockroach Hotel is authored by "The Willie." (Dedicated to his Cockroach Partner, Pete Larouche). Introduction by Douglas Blazek; foreword by Charles Bukowski.

21 2

 Coffin I 1964   2 copies

Scope and Content

Title from flap on p. [3] of portfolio. " ... an uninhibited portfolio of poetry and artwork, issued without definite calendar scheme ..." "Edition limited to 150 copies." Includes contributions by Charles Bukowski, Judson Crews, Fielding Dawson, Larry Eigner, Eric Gill, E.V. Griffith, John Barkley Hart, Carl Larsen, Mason Jordan Mason, Henry Miller, Gil Orlovitz, James Preuss, George Scarbrough, Raymond Souster, Ben Tibbs, George Thompson, Mildred Tolbert and James L. Weil. E.V. Griffith, editor.

21 3

 Hitler Painted Roses 1966 

Scope and Content

Poetry publication by Steven Richmond; foreword by Charles Bukowski.

21 4

 Sweet and Dirty 1972 

Scope and Content

Book of poetry by Linda King. Poem to Charles Bukowski typed, signed, and illustrated by King on inside of front cover.

21 5

 Sweet and Dirty 1974 

Scope and Content

Second edition of publication by Linda King.

21 6

 Tribute to Jim Lowell, A 

Scope and Content

Magazine limited edition to just 500 copies in defense of Jim Lowell, owner of the Asphodel Book Store (Cleveland, Ohio), who was arrested along with D.A. Levy (American poet and alternative publisher) on obscenity charges. Contributors include Charles Bukowski, Jonathan Williams, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Denise Levertov, Charles Olson, Robert Lowell, Guy Davenport, R. Wolter, Mitchell Goodman, Russell Atkins, Marvin Malone, William Wantling, Jacob Leed, T.L. Kryss, Dwight Macdonald, Paul Carroll, Carol Woideck, Levy, Douglas Casement, George Dowden, Hubert Selby, Jr., Mike Murphy, Franklin W.W. Osinski, Geoffrey Cook, Kent Taylor, D.R Wagner, Donald Cauble, J.M. Edelstein, James Laughlin, Brown Miller, Philip Kaplan, Gilbert Sorrentino, Felix Pollak, Michael McClure, Dave Cunliffe, Ron Caplan, Carl Weissner, David W. Harris, Walter Lowenfels, John Cornillion, Allen De Loach, Jasper Wood, and Walter R. Keller.

21 7

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Series 7:  Artwork 

Box Folder

 Adventures of Clarence Sweetmeat 

Scope and Contents

Cartoon

10 3

 Dear Mr. Bukowski 1979 

Scope and Contents

Illustrated fictional letter; copy 13 of 50 signed

10 4

 Dear Mr. Bukowski 

Scope and Contents

Original ms. of cartoon

10 5

 Dew Drop Inn Menu 

Scope and Contents

Illustrated menu signed by Charles Bukowski and Linda Lee Beighle (his future wife) who owned the restaurant.

7 1

 Misc. drawings 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   7 2
    Box Folder
Textual materials   10 6-11

Scope and Contents

32 drawings and paintings in black and white and color.

Box Folder

 The Sunset Palm Hotel 

Scope and Content

Drawings by Bukowski.

10 12

 Watercolor of Bukowski 

Scope and Content

Watercolor drawing by Tom Clark.

25 3

 Poems and Artwork 

Scope and Content

Pocket folder of printed poems and corresponding artwork.

25 4

 Pastel Drawing 1966 

Scope and Content

Pastel drawing by Charles Bukowski.

25 5

 Watercolor Drawing 

Scope and Content

Watercolor drawing by Bukowski.

25 6

 Watercolor Drawing 1967 

Scope and Content

Watercolor drawing by Charles Bukowski.

25 7

 Oil on Canvas 

Scope and Content

Oil painting on canvas by Bukowski.

25 8

 Oil on Canvas 

Scope and Content

Oil painting on canvas by Charles Bukowski.

25 9

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Series 8:  Photographs 

Box Folder

 Barfly 1987 

Scope and Contents

2 glossies of Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway

10 13

 Miscellaneous 

10 14-18

 Clay bust of Bukowski 

Scope and Content

Matted photograph of a clay bust of Bukowski, annotated by Linda King and signed by Charles Bukowski.

23 6

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Series 9:  Broadsides 

Box Folder

 Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip 

Scope and Content

Two signed broadsides, one numbered and one lettered.

23 7

 Bukowski: A Film By Taylor Hackford and Richard Davies" 

25 11

 City Lights Poets Theatre: Bukowski Reads Bukowski 

25 13

 Face of a Political Candidate On a Street Billboard 

Scope and Content

Five broadsides: Face of a Political Candidate On a Street Billboard; Love Poem to Marina; On Going Out to Get the Mail; to kiss the worms goodnight; True Story.

23 8

 Factotum   3 copies

Scope and Content

3 copies of a flyer for the novel Factotum; two signed by Bukowski.

23 9

 Girls, The 1966 

Scope and Content

Two broadside proofs, both signed by Charles Bukowski. Poems include: The Girls; For the Mercy-Mongers:; The Flower Lover; and I Met a Genius.

23 10

 Miscellaneous Broadsides 

Scope and Content

Eight broadsides:

"Charles Bukowski-- 86'd" (2)

"Weather Report" (1)

"Winter" (3)

"A Note Upon a Workshop Instructor With Tiny Hairs Under His Chin" (2)

25 2

 Miscellaneous Broadsides 

Scope and Content

Four broadsides:

"Hot Water Music"

"Bring Me Your Love"

"There's No Business"

"Ham On Rye"

25 10

 Night Work 

Scope and Content

Three small broadsides: night work; chilled green; The Day [poem in form of letter].

23 11

 Photos on Paper of Bukowski 1980 

Scope and Content

1. Signed by Bukowski. Poster by MaroVerlag Augsburg. Photos by Michael Montfort.

2. Photo of Bukowski and Linda King.

25 1

 Play the Piano Drunk 

Scope and Content

Two broadsides: Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit; Mockingbird Wish Me Luck [signed by Bukowski].

23 12

 Second Annual CSULB Poetry Week 

25 12

 Talking To My Mailbox 1984   4 copies

Scope and Content

Four copies (one signed) of poem "Talking To My Mailbox."

23 13

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Series 10:  Periodicals 

Box Folder

 American Poetry Review, Vol. 4 No. 4 1975 

11 1

 Amphora 1972 

Scope and Content

Louis-Ferdinand Destouches

Death

Winterlost

All the Sacred Christs That Never Arrive

11 2

 Ante, Vol. 1, No. 4 1965 Fall   2 copies

Scope and Content

A Division

Ivan the Terrible

11 3-4

 Bastard Angel, No. 2 1974 Spring 

11 5

 Bastard Angel, No. 3 1974 Fall 

Scope and Content

Blue Head of Death

Blue Cheese and Chili Peppers

11 6

 Berkeley Barb, issue 486 1974 

Scope and Content

"Partying with the Poets" by Ric Reynolds

11 7

 Beyond Baroque 792, Vol. 10 No. 2 1979 

Scope and Content

Mirror

Time Off

11 8

 Black Cat Review 1963 March 

11 9

 Bookmart, Vol. 6, No. 8 1983 March 

Scope and Content

Article by Art Fogel: "I Collect"

11 10

 Bukowski 

Scope and Content

Truly Fine Press, a review: Special Charles Bukowski issue.

11 11

 Camels Coming Newsletter, No. 5 1974 

Scope and Content

Rich Mangelsdorf writes about Bukowski's writing.

11 12

 Caterpillar 1969 

Scope and Content

Poem: What a Man I Was

11 13

 Chat Noir Revue, Vol 2, No. 3 1964 

Scope and Content

Poem: Fleg

11 14

 Coastlines, Vol. 3 No. 4 1959 

Scope and Content

Poem: Dow Jones: Down

11 15

 Coastlines, Vol. 5 No. 4 1963 

Scope and Content

Poem: Warble In

11 16

 Coastlines, Vol. 6 No. 1/2 1964 

Scope and Content

Upon Listening to Symphonic Music While Drunk

Everything

[Final issue]

11 17

 Creem, Vol. 7, No.5 1975 October   2 copies

Scope and Content

"Jaggernaut: Wild Horses on a Plastic Phallus"

11 18

 Die Hamburger 1978 May 

Scope and Content

"Bukowski kommt nach Hamburg"

12 1

 Down Here, Vol. 1, No. 1 1966 

Scope and Content

"Tom McNamara--Charles Bukowski Letters, 1965"

12 2

 Down Here, Vol. 1, No. 2 1967 

Scope and Content

Poems: Untitled; Green

Tom McNamara--Charles Bukowski letters, 1965-66

12 3

 DTS 1974 

Scope and Content

Comic strip by Dave Geiser featuring Bukowski.

12 4

 Epos, Vol. 10 No. 4 1959 Summer 

Scope and Content

Poem: Soiree

12 5

 Epos, Vol. 11 No. 2 1959 Winter 

Scope and Content

Poem: The Death of a Roach

12 5

 Epos, Vol. 12 No. 2 1960 Winter 

Scope and Content

Poem: The Sun Wields Mercy

12 5

 Epos, Vol. 12 No. 4 1961 Summer 

Scope and Content

Poem: Evening Class, 20 Years Later

12 5

 Epos, Vol. 13 No. 2 1961 Winter 

Scope and Content

Poem: The Priest and the Matador

12 5

 Epos, Vol. 14 No. 1 1962 Fall 

Scope and Content

Poem: 2 Views

12 6

 Epos, Extra Issue 1962   2 copies.

Scope and Content

All Bukowski: Poems and Drawings. One copy includes note to John Martin from Bukowski on the inside cover, dated 1966.

12 6

 Epos, Vol. 14 No. 4 1963 Summer 

Scope and Content

Poem: The Singular Self

12 6

 Epos, Vol. 16 No. 2 1964-65 Winter 

Scope and Content

Poem: Advice for Some Young Man in the Year 2064 AD

12 7

 Epos, Vol. 16 No. 3 1965 Spring 

Scope and Content

Poem: The Terror of the Breath Upon the Hand

12 7

 Epos, Vol. 16 No. 4 1965 Summer 

Scope and Content

Poem: 4:30 AM

12 7

 Epos, Vol. 22 No. 2 1970-71 Winter   2 copies

Scope and Content

Poem: Blues Song

12 7

 Evergreen Review, Vol. 13 No. 63 1969 February 

Scope and Content

Poem: Even the Sun Was Afraid

12 8

 Evergreen Review, Vol. 14 No. 79 1970 June 

Scope and Content

Poem: Soup, Cosmos and Tears

12 8

 Figaro, Vol. 9 No. 10 1980 March 10 

Scope and Content

Bukowski in Stereo

4 64

 Film Comment, Vol. 23, No. 4 1987 

Scope and Content

Gin-Soaked Boy--an interview with Bukowski by Chris Holdenfield

12 10

 Frank, Vol. 1, No. 4 1985 Summer-Autumn 

Scope and Content

Poem: About a Non-Typing Night

13 1

 Galley Sail Review, Vol. 1, No. 4 1959 Autumn 

Scope and Content

Poem: The Twins

13 2

 Galley Sail Review, Vol. 2, No. 2 1960 June 

Scope and Content

Conversations in a Cheap Room; The Milkman's Side

13 2

 Gallows 

Scope and Content

Poems: The Birds; What a Man I Was

13 3

 Gallows 

Scope and Content

Advertisement for Charles Bukowski's Run With the Hunted.

13 3

 Grapevine, Vol. 6 No. 17 1975 January 15 

Scope and Content

Bukowski Reads Tonight, review by Jack Butler.

Poems by Bukowski: Ice for the Eagles; What a Man I Was

Newspaper autographed by Bukowski.

13 4

 Grapevine, Vol. 6 No. 19 1975 

Scope and Content

Douglas Howard interviews Bukowski. Photocopied article included with original newspaper.

13 4

 Harbor Review 1979 Spring 

Scope and Content

Reading; Vallejo; Virgins

13 5

 Harbor Review 1980 Spring 

Scope and Content

Mozart Wrote His First Opera Before the Age of Four

13 6

 Harrison Street Review, No. 2 1971 

Scope and Content

Bukowski portfolio [drawings].

13 7

 Hearse, No. 10 1969 

Scope and Content

The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills

13 8

 Hearse, No. 11 1969 

Scope and Content

On Getting Famous; Self Destruction; Ariel

13 8

 Hearse, No. 17 1972 

Scope and Content

Eleven poems.

13 8

 High Times, No. 77 1982 November   3 copies

Scope and Content

Short story: My War of 1939.

Interview of Charles Bukowski by Silvia Bizio.

13 9

 High Times, No. 87 1982 

Scope and Content

Short story: The Player

13 9

 Hiram Poetry Review, No. 5 1968 

Scope and Content

Just Another Wino

13 10

 Home Planet News, Vol. 5, No. 2 1985 

Scope and Content

Bukowski on Bukowski: Letter Interview in Reply to Gerald Locklin

13 11

 Hustler, Vol. 3, No. 5 1976 November 

Scope and Content

Short story: The Fiend

13 12

 Hustler, Vol. 4, No. 4 1977 October 

Scope and Content

Short story: Birds of a Feather

13 12

 In New York, Vol. 1 issue 17 

Scope and Content

Charles Bukowski: The Angry Poet (interview with Michael Perkins)

Poem: The Ants

13 13

 Intermission Magazine 1966 September 

Scope and Content

Publication of Hull House Theatre, Chicago

Portrait of a Soul for Flies

The Terror of Sunlight Is People Walking Through Who Were Long Ago Lost In Intention and Who Have Now Turned to Mobile Shit

13 14

 Interview 1987 September 

Scope and Content

Interview of Bukowski by Sean Penn: "Tough Guys Write Poetry: Charles Bukowski by Sean Penn."

23 14

 Invisible City, No. 4 1972 February 

Scope and Content

The Hatred for Hemingway

14 1

 Invisible City, No. 8 1973 April 

Scope and Content

The Last Round

14 1

 Koff, Vol. 2, No. 2/3 1978   2 copies

Scope and Content

Rhine Cruise; The Girls Are Gone

14 2

 Laugh Literary, Vol. 1, No. 3 1971 February 

Scope and Content

Bukowski to Cherry

The Time I Knocked Out Ernest Hemingway and Was Discovered as a New Literary Giant

14 3

 Literary Artpress, Vol. 2, No. 1 1960 Fall 

Scope and Content

Anthony

14 4

 Literary Times, Vol. 2 No. 4 1963 March 

Scope and Content

Charles Bukowski Speaks Out [interview by Arnold L. Kaye]

14 5

 Literary Times, Vol. 3 No. 3 1964 March 

Scope and Content

Review of "It Catches My Heart in Its Hands"

14 5

 Literary Times, Vol. 4 No. 4 1965 October 

Scope and Content

Review of "Crucifix in a Deathhand"

14 5

 Literary Times, Vol. 4 No. 5 1966 March 

Scope and Content

John Miller reviews "Confessions of a Man Insane Enough to Live With Beasts"

14 5

 London Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 6 1974 February/ March 

Scope and Content

Short story: Would You Suggest Writing as a Career? Autographed by Bukowski to John Martin.

14 6

 Los Angeles Free Press 1975 June 27-July 3 

Scope and Content

"Notes of a Dirty Old Man" [illustrated fictional letter "Dear Mr. Bukowski"]

14 7

 Los Angeles Free Press 1975 October 31-November 6 

Scope and Content

Conversations with Charles Bukowski [interview by Ben Pleasants]

14 8

 Los Angeles Free Press 1976 July 30-August 5 

Scope and Content

Henry Miller at 84

14 9

 Los Angeles Times 1981 January 4 

Scope and Content

Bukowski: Rolling With Life's Punches [interview by Sylvia Bizio] [Calendar]

14 10

 Los Angeles Times 1983 March 17 

Scope and Content

Review (by Kevin Thomas) of movie "Tales of Ordinary Madness"

14 11

 Los Angeles Times 1983 December 11 

Scope and Content

Hot Water Music reviewed by Michael Harper [The Book Review]

14 12

 Los Angeles Times 1984 May 12 

Scope and Content

'Great Writer' Turns to Pulp Theater--Lawrence Christon's review of play "How to Be a Great Writer."

14 13

 Los Angeles Times 1985 March 17 

Scope and Content

Kenneth Funsten reviews "War All the Time."

14 14

 Los Angeles Times 1987 November 3 

Scope and Content

Big-Screen Time for Bukowski, by Patrick Goldstein

14 15

 L.A. Weekly, Vol. 2 No.1 1979 December 7-13   2 copies

Scope and Content

Sing a Song of Charles Bukowski by Linda Rudolph

14 16

 Mano Mano, No. 10 1971 July 

Scope and Content

The Angels of Sunday

girl in a miniskirt reading the Bible outside my window

15 1

 Marilyn, Vol. 2 1976 Spring 

Scope and Content

All God's Rats

15 2

 Mica, No. 7 1962 November 

Scope and Content

ww 2

15 3

 Midwest, No. 3 1961-62 Winter 

Scope and Content

A Minor Impulse to Complain

Sundays Kill More Men Than Bombs

Monday Beach, Cold Day

15 4

 Midwest, No. 4 1962 Summer 

Scope and Content

12,000 Dollars in 3 Months

15 4

 Nadada 1964 

Scope and Content

My Real Love in Athens

15 5

 New York Times Book Review 1982 January 17 

Scope and Content

Peter Schjeldahl reviews Bukowski's Dangling in the Tournefortia.

23 15

 Nitty-Gritty, Vol. 1, No. 1 1975 

Scope and Content

Review of Bukowski's "Poems Written Before Jumping Out of an 8 Story Window" by W.R. Wilkins

Poetfold of Charles Bukowski, "86'd."

15 6

 Nola Express, No. 130 1973 April 27-May 10 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

15 7

 Nola Express, No. 143 1973 November 16-29 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

15 7

 Nola Express, No. 144 1973 November 30-December 13 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

15 7

 Nola Express, No. 145 1973 December 14-January 3 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

15 7

 Nomad, No. 1 1959 Winter 

Scope and Content

On the Failure of a Poet, On the Failure of the Earth

I Taste the Ashes of Your Death

Regard Me

Winter Comes in a Lot of Places in August

15 8

 Northwest Review, Vol. 16, No. 3 1977   2 copies

Scope and Content

Interview of Bukowski by Marc Chenetier

15 9

 Odyssey, Vol. 2, No. 1 1959 

Scope and Content

Poems: I Live Too Near the Slaughterhouse; When Hugo Wolf Went Mad--

15 10

 Ole, No. 4 1966 May 

Scope and Content

Poem: O, We Are Outcasts, O We Burn in Wondrous Flame!

15 11

 Ole, No. 6 1966 July 

Scope and Content

Poems: Nature Poem; The Noiseless Care of a Blue Violet

15 11

 Ontario Review, No. 2 1975 Spring-Summer 

Scope and Content

Poem: the drunk tank judge

15 12

 Open City, No. 7 1967 June 16-22 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

15 13

 Open City, No. 9 1967 June 30-July 6 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

15 13

 Open City, issue 21 1967 September 21-27 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

15 13

 Open City, issue 26 1967 October 27-November 2 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

15 13

 Open City, issue 27 1967 November 3-9 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

15 14

 Open City, issue 32 1967 December 8-14 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

15 14

 Open City, issue 33 1967 December 15-21 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

15 14

 Open City, issue 38 1968 January 19-25 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

15 14

 Open City, issue 42 1968 February 16-22 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

16 1

 Open City, issue 50 1968 April 12-18 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

16 1

 Open City, issue 52 1968 May 1-14 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

16 1

 Open City, issue 61 1968 July 19-25   2 copies

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

16 2

 Open City, issue 65 1968 August 16-22 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

16 2

 Open City, issue 67 1968 August 30-September 5 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

16 2

 Open City, issue 68 1968 September 6-12 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

16 3

 Open City, issue 72 1968 October 4-10 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

16 3

 Open City, issue 74 1968 October 18-24 

Scope and Content

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

16 3

 Ouija Madness, 2 1982 

Scope and Content

Poem: Room 22

16 4

 Out of Step 1978 

Scope and Content

Poems: Mosquito; [untitled]

16 5

 Outcast #1 1966 

Scope and Content

Poem: And Now I Sit in a Small Paper Place

16 6

 Outcast #2 1966 

Scope and Content

Poem: My God, My Mother, Most Holy Thing: Shaken and Awaken the Drunken Hell of Myself and Save Me!

16 6

 Outcast #4 1967 January 

Scope and Content

Poems: Cement Man on Cement Horse; Love

16 6

 Outcast #5 1967 April 

Scope and Content

Poem: My Mother, Bless Her

16 6

 Outcast #6 1967 July 

Scope and Content

Poem: Heat

16 7

 Outcast #7 1967 October 

Scope and Content

Poem: We Knew We Were Dead

16 7

 Outcast #8 1968 January 

Scope and Content

Poem: My Eyes Sleep

16 7

 Outsider, Vol. 1, No. 1 1961 Fall   2 copies

Scope and Content

Eleven poems

16 8

 Outsider, Vol. 1, No. 2 1962 Summer   3 copies

Scope and Content

Poems: Sick Leave; to a lady who believes me dead

16 9

 Outsider, Vol. 1, No. 3 1963 Spring   2 copies

Scope and Content

Three poems; letter to the editor

17 1

 Outsider, Vol. 2, No. 4/5 1968-69 Winter 

Scope and Content

Poems: kaakaa & other immolations; beef tongue; like a flyswatter; the last round

17 2

 Paget Press Books 1984 Spring 

Scope and Content

Catalogue: Contains reviews of Bukowski biography.

17 3

 Panorama 1978 October 17 

Scope and Content

Italian magazine. Article on Charles Bukowski, "Se scoppia Bukowski."

17 4

 Paris Metro, Vol. 3 No. 21 1978 October 11 

Scope and Content

Article about Bukowski by Ron Blunden.

17 5

 Pearl 1975 Spring/Summer 

Scope and Content

Poems: the big ride; tables

17 6

 Poetry Flash 1991 February 

Scope and Content

An Excerpt from "Hank" [reviewed by Neeli Cherkovsky]

17 7

 Poetry Now 1974 

Scope and Content

Article on Charles Bukowski by William Childress

17 8

 Poets and Writers 1980 October 22 

Scope and Content

Poem: the Lady in Red

17 9

 Purr, No. 1 1975 

Scope and Content

Poems: Bluebird; A Poem Written in a Letter

17 10

 Purr, No. 2 1975 

Scope and Content

Poems: It Works Like Liquid Snot Coming Out of Fire Hoses; My Lucky Friend

17 10

 Purr, No. 3 1975 

Scope and Content

Poem: AT&T

17 10

 Purr, No. 4 1976 

Scope and Content

Poem: no title

17 10

 Quicksilver, Vol. 15, No. 1 1962 Spring 

Scope and Content

Poem: 2 Outside, As Bones Break in My Kitchen

18 1

 Quixote, 13 1957 Spring 

Scope and Content

Poems: Poem for Personnel Managers; As the Sparrow

18 2

 Quixote, 19 1958 Autumn 

Scope and Content

Poem: Hell, Yes, the Hydrogen Bomb!

18 2

 Reader, Vol. 2 No. 8 1979 December 7   2 copies

Scope and Content

A Day at the Races with Charles Bukowski

18 3

 Renaissance, No. 1 1966 May-June   6 copies (3 signed)

Scope and Content

Picture Book for Marina Louise Bukowski

18 4

 Renaissance (Open City, Section 2) 1988 

Scope and Content

Issue edited by Bukowski.

18 5

 Renaissance, Vol. 1, No. 4 1962 

Scope and Content

Poem: Peace, Baby, Is Hard Sell

18 6

 Roche-Zeitung 1976 

Scope and Content

Short story: "Dr. Nazi" translated to German

18 7

 Rolling Stone 1976 June 17 

Scope and Content

Bukowski in the Raw, by Glenn Esterly

18 8

 Rolling Stone 1976 July 29 

18 9

 rongWrong, No. 1 

Scope and Content

Poems: The State of World Affairs from a Third Floor Window; Hello, Willie Shoemaker; Letter from the North

18 10

 San Francisco Quarterly, Vol. 6 No. 1 1970 Winter 

Scope and Content

Charles Bukowski is the Top Dog

18 11

 San Francisco Review of Books, Vol. 4, No.8 1979 April 

Scope and Content

Lucy Ferriss reviews Bukowski's Women.

18 12

 Santa Barbara News & Review 1975 October 24 

Scope and Content

Bukowski: Dirty Old Man As Poet

18 13

 Satis, No. 5 1962 Spring/Summer 

Scope and Content

Poems: A 350 Dollar Horse and a Hundred Dollar Whore; What Seems to Be the Trouble Gentlemen?

Critique: Charles Bukowski: Poet in a Ruined Landscape, by R.R. Cuscaden

18 14

 Schist, No. 1 1973 Fall 

Scope and Content

Poem: These Little Talks in Room #109 With This Guy Called Harry

19 1

 Schist, No. 2 1974 Summer 

Scope and Content

Poem: The New One

19 1

 Schist, No. 3 1975 Spring 

Scope and Content

Poems: problems about the other woman; a class broad

19 1

 Second Aeon, Vol. 16 & 17 1972 

Scope and Content

Poems: Assault; A Poorly Night

19 2

 Second Coming, Vol. 1, No. 2 1972 Summer 

Scope and Content

Poem: Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame

19 3

 Second Coming, Vol. 2, No. 4/5 1973 Summer 

Scope and Content

Poems: A Critic; In the Name of Love and Art

19 3

 Small Press Review, Vol. 4, No. 4 1973 May 

Scope and Content

Bukowski issue: Five articles

19 4

 Second Coming, Vol. 5, No. 1 1977   2 copies

Scope and Content

Bukowski issue: 25 poems

19 3

 South Bay, Vol. 4, No. 8 1981 November 

Scope and Content

Penny Grenoble interviews Bukowski.

19 5

 Southern California Lit Scene, Vol. 1, No. 1 1970 December 

Scope and Content

William J. Robson and Josette Bryson interview Bukowski. in "Looking for the Giants: An Interview with Charles Bukowski." Poem: The Wailing Wall.

3 9

 Sparrow 5 1973 February   5 copies

Scope and Content

Seven poems

19 7

 Sparrow 30 1975 March 

Scope and Content

Poem: Africa, Paris, Greece. Cover signed by Bukowski.

19 7

 Sparrow 54 1977 March 

Scope and Content

Poem: Maybe Tomorrow

19 7

 Sparrow, The: 14 1960 November 

Scope and Content

Poem: The Loser

19 8

 Specimen 73 1973 

Scope and Content

Six poems.

19 9

 Stonecloud, No. 1 1972 

Scope and Content

Phil Taylor interviews Bukowski.

20 1

 Story, Vol. 24, No. 106 1944 March/April 

Scope and Content

Short story: Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip [Bukowski's first appearance in print]. Autographed by the author, "For Maurie and Marcia Neville."

20 2

 Targets, No. 4 1960 December 

Scope and Content

Eight poems.

20 3

 Targets, No. 7 1961 September 

Scope and Content

Poems: 3:30 AM Conversation; The Sheet; The Elephant

20 3

 Targets, No. 8 1961 December 

Scope and Content

Poem: After Receiving a Contributor's Copy of Nothing After a 3-Year Wait

20 3

 Targets, No. 10 1962 June 

Scope and Content

Poems: Have You Ever Pulled a Lion's Tail?; Imbecile Night; A Poem Is a City.

20 3

 Targets, No. 11 1962 September 

Scope and Content

Poems: Our Breath's Fondness Burns Like Gruel in Beggary; Counsel; Out of It

20 3

 Targets, No. 15 1963 September 

Scope and Content

Six poems.

20 3

 Throb, No. 2 1971 

Scope and Content

Charles Bukowski Answers 10 Easy Questions

20 4

 Unmuzzled Ox, Vol. 1, No. 1 1971 November 

Scope and Content

Poems: Poem; Tragedy Is My Bacon

20 5

 Unmuzzled Ox, Vol. 3, No. 2 1975 February 

Scope and Content

Poem: O Here Comes the Rodeo Lover or Eat Bookstore, Part II. for cb. [poem by Rochelle Owens]

20 5

 Vagabond, Vol. 1, No. 2 1966 

Scope and Content

Poem: I Will Never Ride a Horse Along the Sands of Normandy or Against the Sides of Your Brain, Lilac-Raining Like It Is Tonight

20 6

 Vagabond, Vol. 1, No.3 1966 

Scope and Content

Poem: These Mad Windows That Taste Life and Cut Me If I Go Through Them..."

20 7

 Vagabond, 11 1971 

Scope and Content

Poem: The Shoelace

20 8

 Vagabond 18 1974 

Scope and Content

Untitle poem about Charles Bukowski by Linda King.

20 9

 Venture, Vol. 4, No. 1 1961 

Scope and Content

Poem: Serligev

20 10

 Water Row Review, Vol. 1 1987 

Scope and Content

Poems: Cleansing the Ranks; The Summing Up; Carry On

20 11

 Wormwood Review, Vol. 4, no. 4 1964   2 copies

Scope and Content

Six poems. One copy contains only Bukowski's own poems ("proofs").

20 12

 Wormwood Review, Vol. 6, No. 4 1966 

Scope and Content

Five poems

20 12

 Wormwood Review, Vol. 12, No. 1 1972   2 copies

Scope and Content

Poem: The Outsider

20 12

 Wormwood Review, Vol. 14, No.1 1974   2 copies

Scope and Content

Poems: 200 years; Finish; 55 Beds in the Same Direction; well, now that Ezra has died...; tarot; Eleven; no bra, no panties...

20 12

 Wormwood Review, Vol. 20, No. 1 1980 

Scope and Content

Poems: Dead Again; 1984; A Note Upon Waste; A Fact; Overt Population; The Beach Boys;

20 12

 Wormwood Review, Vol. 20, No. 2 1980 

Scope and Content

Poems: Hotel Felix; Yes

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Series 11:  Audiovisual Materials 

 Videotapes 

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 Bukowski at Bellevue: Spring 1970 1988   2 copies

Scope and Content

2 copies of this one-hour video. Published by Black Sparrow Press, 1988. One of the copies is autographed by Charles Bukowski.

24

 Bukowski: KCET Show 

Scope and Content

60-minute U-matic videocassette tape. No other information.

24

 Bukowski 1975 1994 

Scope and Content

30-minute videotape of a Bukowski poetry reading. Videographer (and copyright holder): Francis Hogan Brown.

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 Audiotapes 

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 Bukowski Reading Poems 1967 February 18 

Scope and Content

Description on tape label: Bukowski reading poems, [recorded] Los Angeles, February 18, 1967. Reel-to-reel tape, 7 1/2 ips, both sides, left channel only. For John Martin, from Carl Weissner [Bukowski's long-time German translator].

24

 Charles Bukowski Reading Poems from At Terror Street and Agony Way 1968 

Scope and Content

Reel-to-reel tape recorded December 1967 in Los Angeles. Black Sparrow Press, publisher. Copy number 30, signed by Bukowski.

24

 Bukowski Live 1980 

Scope and Content

Charles Bukowski Reads His Poetry, Los Angeles, 1980. Audiocassette tape.

24

 Bukowski Live 1978   2 copies

Scope and Content

Charles Bukowski Live in Hamburg, May 1978. Audiocassettes.

24

 Charles Bukowski: The Early Years 1970 

Scope and Content

Audiocassette tape.

24

 Charles Bukowski 1970 

Scope and Content

Audiocassette. © 1970 Charles Bukowski. Distributed by NOLA Express, New Orleans.

24

 Bukowski at the Golden Bear, Halloween 1975 1975 

Scope and Content

[The Golden Bear was a nightclub in Huntington Beach.]

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Series 12:  Artifacts 

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 Beer bottle 1987 

Scope and Content

Empty Budweiser beer bottle from which Charles Bukowski drank when reading for the first time in nine years at "Homage to Bukowski," October 3, 1987 at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles.

22

 Pinbacks 1982   2 items

Scope and Content

"Charles Bukowski is published by Black Sparrow Press." Illustrated by R. Crumb.

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Series 13:  Biographical and Bibliographical Materials 

Box Folder

 Charles Bukowski: A Bibliographic Price Guide for Collectors and Dealers 1983 

Scope and Content

Compiled by David Barker; Published by David and Judy Barker (Booksellers), Salem, Oregon.

21 8

 Charles Bukowski: A Comprehensive Checklist (1946-1982) 1982 

Scope and Content

Publication by Al Fogel.

21 9

 Charles Bukowski: A Critical and Bibliographical Study 1969 

Scope and Content

Critique of Charles Bukowski's work by Hugh Fox.

21 10

 Charles Bukowski Archive Collection 1977 

Scope and Content

Inventory checklist from Roman Books, Scottsdale, Arizona.

21 11

 Charles Bukowski Spit in My Face 1982 

Scope and Content

Memoir by David Barker.

21 12

 Interview with Charles Bukowski 

Scope and Content

Typed interview; interviewer not known. Questions with responses by Bukowski. 20 pages.

21 13

 Unrealism in Bukowski's Short Stories 1986 

Scope and Content

Study by Sophie Rachmuhl, submitted as a maîtrise in American literature at Université Paris X Nanterre.

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