|Title:||Robert Creeley ephemera|
|Collection No.:||EPH 5009|
|Creator:||Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005|
|Extent:||7 containers plus 1 (F4) storage drawer plus 1 rolled storage item; 8.8 linear feet|
|Repository:||University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556|
|Abstract:||A collection of non-book material, much of it printed ephemera, acquired with the University's purchase of the 6000-volume personal library of the American poet Robert Creeley. The collection includes printed mailings and other announcements, periodical issues, broadsides, and posters, as well as photographs, photocopied texts of various kinds, and a small manuscript component.|
Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005 -- Correspondence
Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005 -- Criticism and interpretation
American Literature -- 20th Century
American Poetry -- 20th Century
Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.
Preferred Citation: Robert Creeley Ephemera, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.
Acquisition and Processing Note: The materials included in the present finding aid were acquired with the University's purchase of the personal library of Robert Creeley, from Granary Books of New York in 2010-12. Arranged and described 2012, by Joel Duncan. Finding aid 2012, by Joel Duncan.
The American poet Robert White Creeley was born in Arlington, Massachusetts in 1926, and attended Harvard University before receiving his B.A. from Black Mountain College in 1955. He went on to receive his M.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1960. Creeley began teaching at Albuquerque Academy in the late 1950s, and in 1967 joined the English faculty at the University of Buffalo. He stayed there until 2003, when he took a post at Brown University.
Creeley married three times, first to Ann MacKinnon, with whom he had four children (one dying at birth). He met his second wife, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, while teaching in New Mexico. They had three daughters together. After twenty years they divorced, in 1976, the same year Creeley met his third wife, Penelope Highton, while travelling in New Zealand. They had two children together. Creeley died in 2005 in Odessa, Texas, of complications resulting from lung disease.
The collection includes some 240 non-book items acquired with the purchase of Creeley's 6000-volume personal library (2010-12). Much of the collection is printed ephemera, most notably fliers and other announcements, periodical issues, pamphlets, broadsides, and posters. There are also photocopies of typescripts and other texts, photographic prints, and some manuscripts, mostly in the form of incoming correspondence. Much of the printed matter was received by Creeley through the mails, sometimes with an attendent letter or note. Among the letters are examples written by the poet Basil Bunting and the painter R. B. Kitaj. The collection of broadsides is extensive, and includes works by Creeley and other notable authors; many bear signatures. There is also a large 1968/69 calendar of broadsides by Ian Hamilton Finlay, with Creeley's notations for campus visits and protests. The photographs include first-generation prints as well as reprints, with signed photos by Allen Ginsberg and Elsa Dorfman. The miscellaneous series contains some of the collection's most notable items, including signed posters by the artist Jess and original artwork by other important figures, including Kitaj.
It is important to note that ephemera found inserted in Creeley's books are not included in this finding aid. Such items (which proved numerous) are described in the individual catalog records of the books, and are now housed as an independent collection (Robert Creeley Book Inserts, Ephemera 5005).
The collection is arranged in eight series, as follows:1) Correspondence; 2) Miscellaneous Typed and Printed Texts; 3) Announcements; 4) Magazines, Journals, and Pamphlets; 5) Broadsides; 6) Posters; 7) Photographs; 8) Miscellaneous.
Creeley's personal library of more than 6000 volumes, with attendant ephemera, is held in the Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame. Items are searchable in the Libraries' online catalog. Ephemera found inserted in Creeley's books are mentioned in the catalog records, and are housed apart from the books as Robert Creeley Book Inserts, Ephemera 5005.
Creeley's papers, including his working manuscripts and personal and business correspondence, are held in the Department of Special Collections, Green Library, Stanford University (Robert Creeley Papers, M0062).
Series 1: Correspondence Folder 1 (EPH 5009-01)Postcard. Florence Williams, Rutherford, New Jersey to Robert Creeley, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1961 November 22. Writes to confirm that Creeley can use a William Carlos Williams quote, and mentions Williams' recent bad health.
Folder 2 (EPH 5009-02)Letters. Basil Bunting, Shadingfield, Wylam, Northumberland to Robert Creeley, Berkeley, California, 1965 June 29 and July 11. TLsS. Four pages on two sheets with envelope.
Postmarked July 12. First (about 560 words) discusses a job proposal in San Francisco and
Briggflatts. Second (about 850 words) discusses publicity interest in Bunting and imminent Bunting publications.
Folder 3 (EPH 5009-03)Christmas card. Basil Bunting n. p. to Robert Creeey n. p., 1965 Christmas. Single double-folded printed sheet.
Signed "Merry Christmas Bob, B." Poem titled "Ode II/2" with two four-line stanzas. Ornate design in red ink on cover flaps. Address of Fulcrum Press on back and "PRINTED BY GOLIARD PRESS."
Folder 4 (EPH 5009-04)Letter with enclosure. R. B. Kitaj, Berkeley, California to Robert Creeley, Buffalo, New York, 1967 October 11. ALS, one page on one sheet, with enclosed twelve-page pamphlet, with envelope.
About 120 word ALS discussing travel plans. Pamphlet inscribed and signed on cover with a few corrections inside in Kitaj's hand. First page: "Excerpts from an after-dinner speech delivered at London and entitled: THIS MUSEUM SHOWS ALL KINDS OF SOCIAL AND SELF ABUSE YOUNG BOYS NEED IT SPECIAL." University of California, 1967. Accompanies an exhibition at the University Art Museum in Berkeley, California, October 7 to November 12, 1967. Postmarked manilla mailing envelope.
Folder 5 (EPH 5009-05)Letter with enclosures. George Butterick, Chambersbury, Pennsylvania to Robert Creeley n. p., 1968 September 5. TLS, three pages on three sheets, with enclosed seven-page photocopy and four-page photocopy.
Letter offers corrections to Creeley's introduction to Charles Olson's
Selected Writings, and discusses the possibility of publishing Olson's best letters. Also seven-page photocopy of Butterick's "Olson Chronology." Also a photocopy of Butterick's "A Charles Olson Checklist," West Coast Review.
Folder 6 (EPH 5009-06)Letter with enclosures. Robert Grenier, Cambridge, Massachusettes to Robert Creeley, Buffalo, New York, 1977 May 8. ALS, thirteen pages on seven sheets, with enclosed one-page photocopy, also fifteen-page photocopy, also six-page photocopy, also twelve-page photcopy, with envelope.
Letter discusses enclosures, and professional prospects and difficulties, and status of New American Poetry, especially in contrast to a recently attended Robert Lowell reading. Mentions recently ended relationship with Jane Shore. Enclosed is a photocopy of a recommendation letter for Grenier from George Starbuck to Professor Bruce Mazlish at M.I.T. dated May 3, 1977. Also enclosed is a fifteen-page photocopy of Grenier's "136 seperate poems from SENTENCES" with a signed inscription to Creeley. Also enclosed is a six-page photocopy of Grenier's
a cold place. Also enclosed is a twelve-page photocopy of Grenier's Language Arts Project Proposal(Draft). Postmarked manilla envelope.
Folder 7 (EPH 5009-07)Postcard. Peter Quartermain, Vancouver, British Columbia to Robert and Penelope Creeley, Buffalo, New York, 1978 November 18. Folder 8 (EPH 5009-08)Photocopied letter. Jeremy Prynne, Cambridge, England to Ed Dorn, n. p., 1981 February 22. Photocopy of ALS, four pages on four sheets, stapled.
An extended response to a Tom Clark piece. Prynne discusses
Poetry Wars, and the tendency, especially with Whitman and then Pound, of U.S. poets to form teenage cults. Further discusses the British poetry scene, late capitalism, and a Chinese chronicle-novel he is reading.
Folder 9 (EPH 5009-09)Letter with enclosure. Fielding Dawson, New York, New York to Robert Creeley, Buffalo, New York, 1982 April 21. TLS, one page on one sheet, with enclosed color paper collage, with envelope.
Discusses an interview with Creeley in C-Express, and a recent visit to Buffalo. Also discusses publishing possibilities and Creeley's upcoming trip to England. Enclosed is a postcard sized color paper collage. With manilla envelope with writing in Creeley's hand on back: "Fee's collage enclosed."
Folder 10 (EPH 5009-10)Letter with enclosure. Robert Grenier n. p. to Robert Creeley n. p., 1986 February 25. ALS, two pages on one sheet, with enclosed three-page photocopy, stapled.
These items were placed at pp. 4-5 of
The Ampersandfrom April 1996 (see EPH 5009-85). Letter mentions Tom Raworth's "project" and discusses work life. Enclosed is a three-page photocopy of Grenier's "FOR TOM RAWORTH ALIVE / I SAW MY POEMS."
Folder 11 (EPH 5009-11)Letter with encolsures. Klaus Reichert, Frankfurt, Germany to Robert Creeley, Waldoboro, Maine, 1988 August 8. TLS, one page on one sheet, with five color photographs, with envelope.
Writes after Creeley's recent visit. Mentions TV and radio interviews with Creeley, and discusses spending time with Hugh Kenner in Venice at the Joyce Symposium. Enclosed are five color photographs of Creeley, apparently while being interviewed at a table covered with his books. With postmarked envelope.
Folder 12 (EPH 5009-12)Letter with enclosure. Gerard Malanga n. p. to Robert Creeley n. p., 1999 September 28. ALS, one page on one sheet, with enclosed signed typescript.
Letter mentions an exhibition of Creeley and Joe Brainard, which Malanga visited at the New York Public Library. Seems the letter originally included an enclosure of "archival pix, taken by Charles's friend, Indra." Also provides Malanga's new website. Enclosed is a poem - at once the list of photographs - 'Dog Barking' "for David Moriyama," signed by Malanga and dated "27:ix:99 nyc."
Folder 13 (EPH 5009-13)Photocopied e-mails. Harry Nudel n. p. to Robert Creeley n. p. 2000 March 26-27. Photocopy of e-mails, three pages on three sheets, stapled.
An "e-pome" between Nudel and Creeley, with cover illustration by Nudel. Numbered on back "8/10." With plastic covering.
Series 2: Miscellaneous Typed and Printed Texts Folder 14 (EPH 5009-14)Letter with enclosure. Charles Bernstein, New York, New York to Robert Creeley, Buffalo, New York, 1980 September 5. ALS, one page, with enclosed seventeen-page photocopy, stapled, with envelope.
About 75-word ALS. With photocopy of Bernstein's "Thought's Measure," described as "notes from a series of eleven workshops at the St. Mark's Poetry Project in the Winter of 1980," with several corrections in Bernstein's hand. With postmarked manilla envelope.
Folder 15 (EPH 5009-15)Photocopied article. Norman O. Brown, "Cleveland State University Poetry Center Jubilation of Poets Panel, 'Homage to Robert Duncan,' October 23, 1986." Sulphur#19 (1987), Seven pages on seven sheets, stapled.
Folder 16 (EPH 5009-16)Photocopied form. The University of Charleston, Spiegel Show House and Guest House, One page.
Folder 17 (EPH 5009-17)Photocopied poem. "For Stanford,", 1993 September 6. One page.
Handwritten poem on ad for Pier 1 imports.
Folder 18 (EPH 5009-18)Photocopied poems. "Gedichte von Robert Creeley," Seven pages on seven sheets, stapled.
German translations beside Creeley's original poems: "I Know a Man," "For Love," "The Language," "After," "The Edge," "Mother's Voice."
Folder 19 (EPH 5009-19)Photocopied lecture. "Laudatio auf Robert Creeley, Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Kunste, München, 1993 December 7. Five pages on five sheets, with paper clip.
Folder 20 (EPH 5009-20)Photocopied sheet music. "A Plan," Words: Robert Creeley, Music: Steve Lacy, 1985 October 4. Two pages on two sheets.
Folder 21 (EPH 5009-22)Photocopied article. "Robert Creeley, 1926-, Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, Volume 10., Seventeen pages on nine sheets, with original envelope.
Folder 22 (EPH 5009-22)Offset printed poems, with signed inscription. Robert Duncan, "A Seventeeth Century Suite in Homage to the Metaphysical Genius in Poetry (1590-1690): Being Imitations, Derivations & Variations Upon Certain Conceits & Findings Made Among Hard Lines," "Passages 36," [Bertholf A44], Nine pages on nine sheets.
With signed inscription and note beginning "To Bob & Bobbie" on back of last page.
Folder 23 (EPH 5009-23)Offset printed notes and letters. Robert Duncan, "from Notes on the Structure of Rime done for Warren Tallman, Spring 1961" [Bertholf C244], "Notes 1973: A Psycho-Physiognomy," "Some Letters to Charles Olson" as in Maps#6 (1974), Eleven pages on eleven sheets, folded as pamphlet.
Folder 24 (EPH 5009-24)Photocopied poem. Robert Duncan, "Passages 30 (Stage Directions)," Three pages on three sheets, stapled.
Folder 25 (EPH 5009-25)Photocopied poem. John Cage, "Writing Through The Cantos," Nineteen pages on nineteen sheets, stapled.
An earlier draft of the published piece.
Folder 26 (EPH 5009-26)Photocopied typescript. Larry Eigner, Flat and Round, 1977 November 13. Twenty-six pages on twenty-eight sheets, bound in yellow folder, with enclosed illustration.
A version of the aborted Pierrepont Press edition of April 1969 and the prototype for the Tuumba Press edition of 1980. Enclosed is an illustration by hand of the Löwenbräu logo.
Folder 27 (EPH 5009-27)Photocopied article. Ekbert Faas, "'The Barbaric Friendship with Robert': A Biographical Palimpsest" MosaicXI:2 (1987), pp. 141-152., Eight pages on eight sheets.
Folder 28 (EPH 5009-28)Photocopied poem, with signed inscription. Allen Ginsberg, "White Shroud," signed "for Robert, July 12, 1984, Boulder," Six pages on six sheets.
Folder 29 (EPH 5009-29)Photocopied poems and original manuscript. Robert Grenier, "Notes on Coolidge, Objectives, Zukofsky, Romanticism, And &," "Sticky Fingers," July 1971, Lanesville, Massachusetts, with inscription, "30 from SENTENCES" cards, and "Wake Up" manuscript, Ten pages on ten sheets, stapled, and five pages on five sheets, stapled, and sixteen cards, printed on both sides except title card, and thirteen handwritten pages torn from notebook.
The note on the cover page to the manuscript reads: "WAKE UP- Here's some, Love, Bob G. -want to come to reading but otherwise let's sit around This aft.? EAT with Benny & his? I'll be back here by 3."
Folder 30 (EPH 5009-30)Photocopied article. Douglas Imbrogno, "At the Heart of the Art of Poetry," One page on one sheet.
Folder 31 (EPH 5009-31)Photocopied article, with signed inscription. James Laughlin, "Gists and Piths: From the Letters of Pound and Williams," Poetry139:4 (January 1982), 1982 May 29 Nine pages on nine sheets.
Inscription on first page, signature illegible.
Folder 32 (EPH 5009-32)Newspaper clipping. Alan Levy, "Ezra Pound's Voice of Silence," New York Times Magazine, 1972 January 9 Seven sheets, pasted together.
Folder 33 (EPH 5009-33)Photocopied lecture and conversation. Allen De Loach, "V Lectures on William Burroughs: The Last Words of Dutch Schultz," "William Burroughs and Allen DeLoach Conversation," 1974 February. Seven pages on seven sheets, and eleven pages on eleven sheets, with minor corrections by hand throughout, stapled.
Folder 34 (EPH 5009-34)Photocopied poem, with signed inscription. Gerard Malanga, "Seeing and Being Seen at a Distance," 14th draft, New York, New York, 1979 April 14. Three pages on three sheets, with signed inscription "for Bob" by Malanga.
Folder 35 (EPH 5009-35)Photocopied article, with signed inscription, with original envelope, in beige folder. Ralph Maud, "Charles Olson: Posthumous Editions and Studies," West Coast ReviewXIV:3 (January 1980), pp. 27-42, Fifteen pages on fifteen sheets, with signed inscription on first page, stapled, with postmarked manilla envelope, all in beige folder with crossed-out date and note.
Folder 36 (EPH 5009-36)Photocopied review. Jerome Mazzaro, "Charles Olson's Maximus. By Don Byrd." American Literature, Two pages on two sheets, stapled.
Folder 37 (EPH 5009-37)Original typescripts with a map. Charles Olson, "Across Space and Time," Set#1, original typescript of The Maximus Poems, pp. 404-410, map of Gloucester, Massachusetts, with envelope, 1961. One page on one sheet, and six pages on six sheets, one letter sized envelope, with map.
Map has annotations, possibly by Gerrit Lansing. Typescript from
The Maximus Poemshas corrections by hand, and pasting of first page at diagonal. Envelope with writing "CHARLE'S [sic] Continuing from ..."
Folder 38 (EPH 5009-38)Photocopied typescript. "Charles Olson in Connecticut: Last Lectures," Fifteen pages and fifteen sheets, stapled.
Includes photocopied comments by Ed Dorn, and further annotations in blue pen by unknown hand.
Folder 39 (EPH 5009-39)Photocopied review. Sherman Paul, "Gripping, Pushing, Moving" [review of first two volumes of Olson and Creeley's Complete Correspondence], Parnassus, 1982 February 2. Eight pages on eight sheets, with paper clip.
Folder 40 (EPH 5009-40)Photocopied articles. Georg Simmel, "The Adventurer," Sigmund Freud, "The 'Uncanny,'" Robert Smithson, "A Tour of the Monuments of Passaic, New Jersey," Ron Loewinsohn, "Tracking William Carlos Williams Early Development," Seven pages on seven sheets, stapled, and one page on one sheet, and six pages on six sheets, and seven pages on seven sheets.
These are photocopies by Creeley. "The Adventurer" has a note in Creeley's hand on the first page.
Folder 41 (EPH 5009-41)Card with enclosure. Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, München, Germany to Robert Creeley, Buffalo, New York, 1993 December 10. Signed card, with newspaper clipping showing photograph of Creeley, with postmarked envelope.
Folder 42 (EPH 5009-42)Photocopied article. Title missing, on Stanford's aquistion of Creeley archive, One page on one sheet.
Folder 43 (EPH 5009-43)Photocopied typescript. Robert Grenier, "A Little Light from the Boarders," Black Spring: The Lawrence Issue(Winter 2005), pp. 25-30., Six pages on six sheets, stapled
Folder 44 (EPH 5009-44)Photocopied typescript. Allen Ginsberg, "Imaginary Canto" for Ezra Pound, 1967 October 30. Three pages on three sheets, stapled.
Folder 45 (EPH 5009-45)Photocopied typescript. Robert Creeley, "Canto You Name It", "Fragmenti," Circa 1967-2003. One page on one sheet. Uncollected poems.
Folder 46 (EPH 5009-46)Photocopied article, with signed inscription. E. P. Walkiewicz and Hugh Witemeyer, "Ezra Pound's Contributions to New Mexican Periodicals and His Relationships with Senator Bronson Cutting," Paideuma9:3 (Winter 1980), pp. 441-459., Eleven pages on eleven sheets.
With signed inscription by Witemeyer.
Series 3: Announcements Folder 47 (EPH 5009-47) Exhibition catalog. The Special Collection of Modern Literature: A Record of Five Years' Growth: An Exhibit at Washington University: Catalog, March 15-May 30, 1969, Exhibit catalog in tri-fold, with eight pages.
Includes item for Robert Creeley holdings and photo of his manuscripts.
Folder 48 (EPH 5009-48)Announcement. "Poetry Reading: Robert Creeley and Ted Berrigan, Tuesday, July 20th , 8:30, Intersection, 756 Union ST.," 22 x 28 cm.
Poster by Joe Brainard.
Folder 49 (EPH 5009-49)Announcement. "Poeti in Piazza" Mercoled 29 Maggio 1985 - Ore 17, Venice, Italy, 30 x 16 cm.
Creeley read at this reading.
Folder 50 (EPH 5009-50)Pamphlets. "Basil Bunting: Poet of the North: A Celebration, March 1st-3rd 1990," and "Basil Bunting Poetry Archive Appeal," One bi-fold pamphlet, and one tri-fold pamphlet.
Folder 51 (EPH 5009-51)Card. "Cletus Johnson, Robert Creeley, April 6- May 1, 1991," Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Folded card.
Cletus Johnson, "Fat Fate #3 Collage" on cover.
Folder 52 (EPH 5009-52)Card. "Cletus Johnson, Opening Reception, Thursday, March 12 , 6:30-8:30 P.M.," Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, Double-sided card.
Cletus Johnson, "OH OH" on cover.
Folder 53 (EPH 5009-53)Pamphlets and award, with an announcement. "Verleihung des Horst-Bienk-Preises für Lyrik an Robert Creeley und Walter Hllerer, Dienstag 7. Dezember 1993, 19 Uhr, Mnchen, [Germany]," and "Western Front New Year's Eve Concert, December 31, 1993, Steve Lacy & Irne Aebi," Single-fold pamphlet, and twenty-seven page pamphlet, and award, with single-page announcement inside.
Creeley and Hllerer were awarded the Horst Bienek Prize for Poetry together. The contents of the twenty-seven page pamphlet include "Laudatio auf Robert Creeley" by Klaus Reichert, and acknowledgements by Creeley and Hllerer, respectively.
Folder 54 (EPH 5009-54)Program with signed insert. "Inauguration, Mayor and Councilmembers of the City of Buffalo, Saturday, Janurary 1, 1994 - 11:00 a.m." and Robert Creeley, "The News," Single-folded sheet, with one page insert.
Creeley read at the interlude of the inaguration. The inserted poem is signed by Creeley and numbered "1/15," with a correction by hand.
Folder 55 (EPH 5009-55)Program with inserted poems. "Dia Center for the Arts, Readings in Contemporary Poetry, Robert Creeley, Donald Revell, Introduced by Susan Howe, Monday, October 24, 1994, 7:30 PM," New York, New York, Tri-folded pamphlet, with two inserts.
Creeley's poem is "Old Story" and Revell's is "Inquire."
Folder 56 (EPH 5009-56)Signed Chapbook. Robert Creeley, "Dutch Boy, or Reflections in Age," Albuquerque, New Mexico: Living Batch Bookstore, 1993 May 15. Four un-cut pages.
Signed and dated by Creeley, with one correction by hand to eleventh stanza of poem. "Printed on the occasion of Robert Creeley's award of an honorary doctorate by the University of New Mexico."
Folder 57 (EPH 5009-57)Chapbook. Robert Creeley, "Four Days in Vermont," UK Tour 1995, Durham, England: Pig Press, Tri-fold large chapbook.
With Creeley's tour dates on back.
Folder 58 (EPH 5009-58)Exhibition pamphlet. "In Company: Robert Creeley's Collaborations, September 13, 1999 through January 15, 2000, The New York Public Library," New York, New York, Five-fold full color pamphlet.
Folder 59 (EPH 5009-59)Memorial program. "Robert Creeley, In Memoriam, 1926-2005, Four o'clock, Friday, 15 April 2005," Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, Folded cardstock, with inserted program.
Creeley's poem "Walking" printed inside.
Folder 60 (EPH 5009-60-F1)Event poster. "Robert Creeley lecture, musée d'art moderne de la ville de paris, mercredi 2 juin, à 19h15," Paris, France, 1982. 34 x 26 cm.
Folder 61 (EPH 5009-61-F1)Event poster. "Richard Brautigan reading from personal poetry, Sunday, October 11, 1981, 2:00 PM, Albright-Knox Gallery," Buffalo, New York, 44 x 28 cm.
Folder 62 (EPH 5009-62-F1)Event poster. "Visions: Reflections of Jack Kerouac: from the photography collection of Allen Ginsberg, Whitstler House Museum of Art, Lowell, Massachusetts, June 25-September 4, 1988," 44 x 28 cm.
Inscribed "for Penny Creeley in Lowell 6/25/88 McClure Foyes Willie & Hannah Present AH" and signed by Ginsberg.
Folder 63 (EPH 5009-63-F1)Fold out mailing. "Robert Creeley: A 70th Birthday Celebration, October 10th to 12th, 1996," Buffalo, New York 36 x 23 cm.
Folder 64 (EPH 5009-64-F1)Fold out mailing. Department of Special Collections, Stanford University, Stanford, California to Robert & Penelope Creeley, Buffalo, New York, 1993 October 6. 44 x 26 cm.
Poster reads: "Creeley Archive, October 1993, A poetry reading by Robert Creeley with Robert Grenier and Leslie Scalapino, Thursday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., Cubberley Auditorium, Stanford University" and "The libraries of Stanford celebrate the six-millionth acquisition: The Robert Creeley archive, Friday, October 22 at 4:00 p.m., Stauffer Auditorium, Hoover Memorial Building, Stanford University, Remarks and introductions will be followed by A Conversation with Robert Creeley - Albert Gelpi, Marjorie Perloff and Gilbert Sorrentino."
Folder 65 (EPH 5009-65-F1)Event poster. "A Benefit for the Concerned Citizens of Cerrillos, Poetry Music, Allen Ginsberg with Peter Orlovsky & Robert Creeley, Music by Jim Bowie, Lisa Gilkyson, March 6th 7:30 PM, Woodward Hall, U.N.M. Campus," Albuquerque, New Mexico, 36 x 28 cm.
Folder 66 (EPH 5009-66-F1)Event poster. "Poets of the Cities: New York and San Francisco, 1950-1965: 8pm, Wednesday, February 12, Poetry Reading: Robert Creeley, Joanne Kyger, Philip Whalen - 8pm, Saturday, February 22, Poetry Reading: Robert Duncan, Michael McClure, David Meltzer - 8pm, Wednesday, March 19, Frank O'Hara Reading Frank O'Hara: a film by Richard Moore, San Francisco Museum of Art" and "Poster: [Bruce] Conner," 44 x 28 cm.
Folder 67 (EPH 5009-67-F1)Event poster. "Poetry Reading: Robert Creeley, Max Finstein, William Benton, Saturday, July 12, 6:00 pm" Santa Fe, New Mexico, 44 x 28 cm.
With original bit of collage material: "mystery guest" with a photo of Creeley.
Folder 68 (EPH 5009-68-F1)Event poster. "The UMass English Department Presents Poet Robert Creeley reading from his works on Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 pm in Memorial Hall, UMass," Amherst, Massachusetts, 44 x 28 cm.
Folder 69 (EPH 5009-69-F1)Event poster. "Across State Lines: Robert Creeley and Victor Hernández Cruz," Buffalo (May 3-4), Detriot (May 5-6), Milwaukee (May 8-9), San Francisco (May 10-11), 42 x 28 cm.
Folder 70 (EPH 5009-70-F2)Event poster. "Ninth Annual Des Moines National Poetry Festival, Guest Poets: Robert Creeley, Jorie Graham, Robert Pinsky," Des Moines, Iowa, 1999 April 30 - May 1. 58 x 34 cm.
Signed by all three poets.
Folder 71 (EPH 5009-71-F2)Event flyer. "Charles Olson - Corrado Cagli," The University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 1973 March 12 - April 15. Unfolded, 46 x 37 cm.
"Issued in an edition of 750 copies on April 1st 1973, as a souvenir of the Olson-Cagli exhibit." With a introductory note by George F. Butterick, and the poem "Bagatto à Corrado" by Olson.
Folder 72 (EPH 5009-72-F3)Event poster. "Morden Tower Seventh Anniversary, June 16th 1971 at 8pm, free food, Basil Bunting, [photo of] Allen Ginsberg & Basil Bunting in Newcastle in 1964," 49 x 75 cm.
Folder 73 (EPH 5009-73-F3)Event poster. "El Paso Museum of Art Presents 'Man is the Metaphor,' Paintings by Philip Behymer, September 10 - October 2, Sponsored by El Paso Community College," 70 x 49 cm.
Folder 74 (EPH 5009-74-F4)Posters. The Poetry Project 20th Year Symposium, 1987 May 15. 86 x 51 cm. poster, and with 28 x 44 cm. schedule poster, and with schedule flyer, and with single-page TLS.
Includes TLS from Ed Friedman thanking Creeley for reading at the opening of The Poetry Project's 20th Year Symposium, with posters and schedule for the event.
Series 4: Magazines, Journals, and Pamphlets Folder 75 (EPH 5009-75)Magazine. Fragmente: Internationale Revue für Moderne Dichtung, #2, Freiberg, Germany, 1952. Sixty-four pages with insert on pages 50-1.
Poems translated into German, including those by Artaud, Pound, Olson, Creeley, Cesaire, and W. C. Williams.
Folder 76 (EPH 5009-76)Pamphlet. Robert Ronnie, Branaman [Untitled], Published by Charles Plymell: San Francisco, 1963, Five pages.
Folder 77 (EPH 5009-77)Pamphlet. Charles Olson, trans. Klaus Reichert, West, Berlin: Literarisches Colloquium, 1969, Twenty-eight pages.
Folder 78 (EPH 5009-78)Pamphlet. Charles Olson, O'Ryan 1-10, unauthorized edition, circa 1970. Ten pages.
Folder 79 (EPH 5009-79)Pamphlet. Robert Duncan. "Notes on Grossinger's Solar Journal: Oecological Sections," Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1970. Single large sheet, folded twice.
Folder 80 (EPH 5009-80)Tabloid newspaper. Bean News1:1 (July), San Francisco: Zephyrus Image, 1970, Eight pages.
Authors include Ed Dorn, Tom Raworth, Bob Callahan, Jeremy Prynne, and Michael McClure.
Folder 81 (EPH 5009-81)Unbound book, with signed inscription. Fielding Dawson, The Girl with the Pale Cerulean Eyes/ The Man with the Grey Hair: A Mystery Novel, New York: Adventures in Poetry, 1974, Twenty-six pages on twenty-six sheets.
Inscribed for Creeley and signed by Dawson.
Folder 82 (EPH 5009-82)Magazine and magazine clipping. Margins18:3 (1975) and also Theatre Magazine, Summer 1977, "Poet Playwright Director Magic: A Conversation Between Michael McClure and John Lion with Stewart Brand," pages 20-30, Marginsis seventy-two pages and in plastic sheaf. Marginscontains "Symposium on Michael McClure," edited by John Jacob, which includes Creeley.
Folder 83 (EPH 5009-83)Magazine. L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E1:1 (February 1978), Twenty-seven pages.
Folder 84 (EPH 5009-84)Magazine. Holderness School Today(July 1979), Fourteen pages.
Photograph of "Robert Creeley '43 delivers the address at the 100th Commencement" on cover page.
Folder 85 (EPH 5009-85)Magazine. The Ampersand: A Publication of the Pacific Center for the Book Arts, Special Issue: Poetry, 6:2 (April 1986), Fifteen pages, with single page inserted letter, and single page inserted photocopy.
Inserted TLS from Alastair Johnston to Creeley, April 6, 1986, presenting publication. Inserted at pages 4-5 of the magazine is a photocopy of a review of Steve Lacy and Robert Creeley's record "Futurities" from
Down Beat, March 1986, page 30.
Folder 86 (EPH 5009-86)Magazine offprint. Robert Creeley, "A Visit with Dr. Williams" in Sagetrieb3:2 (Fall 1984), pages 27-35. Folder 87 (EPH 5009-87)Magazine. The Ampersand: Journal of the Pacific Center for Book Arts7:1 (Winter 1987), Four folded sheets.
Contains interview with Creeley on Divers Press.
Folder 88 (EPH 5009-88)Zine. Infolio59, February 6th, 1987, Folded torn sheet.
Contains a photocopy of Creeley's poem "Just in Time" written by hand and dated 6/25/86.
Folder 89 (EPH 5009-89)Magazine offprint. Robert Creeley, "H.D." in Sagetrieb6:2 (Fall 1987), pages 15-16. Folder 90 (EPH 5009-90)Zine. Mini: the smallest review of the world9 (1987), One page on one sheet, folded twice.
Contains poem by Creeley.
Folder 91 (EPH 5009-91)Magazine. Poesia3:35 (December 1990), Eighty pages, with two page ALS on two sheets.
Photograph of Creeley on cover. Contains article on Creeley and several pages of his original poems coupled with translations into Italian by Biancamaria Frabotta. Inserted at pages 48-49 is a two page ALS from Raymond Foye to Creeley, dated 11 Feb 91, which introduces the magazine and talks of professional work.
Folder 92 (EPH 5009-92)Magazine. Poetic BriefsInterview Issue, SUNY-Buffalo, 1993. Thirty-nine pages.
Contains interview with Creeley.
Folder 93 (EPH 5009-93)Magazine. :that: short sets of writing, August 1993, Ten pages.
Poems by Creeley and Benjamin Friedlander. With manilla mailing envelope, postmarked Sep 2, 1993.
Folder 94 (EPH 5009-94)Newsletter. Tamarind Institute, Fall 2001, Large single sheet folded twice.
Images from, and description of, Jim Dine and Robert Creeley's collaboration
Folder 95 (EPH 5009-95)Magazine. speakeasy: a literary look at life10, March/April 2004, Forty-eight glossy pages.
Contains feature of poems by Creeley.
Folder 96 (EPH 5009-96)Journal. Intrepid39-41, Beau Fleuve 10, 1980, One hundred twelve pages.
Ed. Allen DeLoach, "Bill Williams and Flossie's Special." Contains poem by Creeley.
Folder 97 (EPH 5009-97)Journal. The Gamut: A Journal of Ideas and Information12 (Spring/Summer 1984), Ninety-six pages, with single sheet insert folded twice.
Contains interview with Creeley
Folder 98 (EPH 5009-98)Journal. Princeton University Library Chronicle55:3 (Spring 1994), Five hundred eighty-seven pages.
Contains Creeley's poem "Valentine."
Folder 99 (EPH 5009-99)Journal. Arshile: A Magazine of the Arts6 (1996), One hundred thirty-seven pages.
Contains poem and image series "Edges" by Creeley and Alex Katz.
Folder 100 (EPH 5009-100)Journal. Books from Finland1 (1997), Eighty pages.
Contains article by Creeley.
Folder 101 (EPH 5009-101)Journal. Journal of American Studies of Turkey: Robert Creeley Issue, 27 (2008), One hundred eighty-eight pages.
Folder 102 (EPH 5009-102)Journal. Temblor Contemporary Poets9 (1989), One hundred ninety-seven pages.
Contains Creeley's poem "Eight Plus: Inscriptions for Eight Bollards at 7th & Figueroa, Los Angeles."
Folder 103 (EPH 5009-103)Journal. I am a Child: Poetry After Robert Duncan and Bruce Andrews, A tailspin press Journal Project1 (April 23, 1994), One hundred seventy-one pages.
Contains Creeley's contribution to "Secret Garden" poems.
Folder 104 (EPH 5009-104-F1)Newspaper page. The National ObserverJuly 11, 1966, Single page article on laminate poster board.
"Where New Poetry Finds Fertile Ground" by Douglas M. Davis. Contains photos of Creeley, Olson, Duncan, Snyder, and others.
Folder 105 (EPH 5009-105-F1)Magazine. Cover: Arts New York2:7 Summer 1988, Thirty-eight pages.
Contains three poems by Creeley.
Folder 106 (EPH 5009-106)Pamphlet. "A Curriculum of the Soul" Prospectus, The Institute for Further Studies, Canton, New York, Two folded sheets, stapled.
Folder 107 (EPH 5009-107)Pamphlet. Charles Olson, Trans. Jean-Paul Auxemry, Au travers de l'espace et du temps, with TLS, Jean-Paul Auxemry, Thiviers, France, to Robert Creeley, n. p., 1985 January 3. Pamphlet is two folded sheets, with single page TLS.
Folder 108 (EPH 5009-108)Pamphlet with original envelope. William Carlos Williams, "January Morning," "For the New Year 1986 and in Celebration of New Directions' Fiftieth Anniversary," 1986 January 7. Single sheet folded twice.
Envelope from New Directions addressed to Mr. + Mrs. Robert Creeley, Ithaca, New York.
Series 5: Broadsides Folder 109 (EPH 5009-109)Broadside. Robert Creeeley, "Two Poems: Prospect, The Sound," 2005 February 10. 28 x 17 cm.
Folder 110 (EPH 5009-110-F1)Broadside. Drum Hadley, "Smokey and the Bird Watcher, Cave Creek, Arizona," 1980. 44 x 28 cm.
Folder 111 (EPH 5009-111)Broadside. Robert Creeley, "For the Graduation: Bolinas School, June 15, 1972," 22 x 14 cm.
Folder 112 (EPH 5009-112)Broadside. Robert Creeley, "A Feeling," Vermont: Longhouse, Spring Equinox 1995, 9 x 22 cm.
Folder 113 (EPH 5009-113)Signed broadside. Robert Creeley, "Here and Now," New York City: Stele, 1990, 21 x 26 cm.
Folder 114 (EPH 5009-114-F3)Signed broadside. Robert Creeley and Larry Bell, "Thru," 1974. 76 x 40 cm.
Folder 115 (EPH 5009-115)Broadside. Robert Creeley, "Mind's Heart," St. Mark's Poetry Project, 2005 January 19. 27 x 20 cm.
With music by Steve Lacy.
Folder 116 (EPH 5009-116)Broadside. Robert Creeley, "You," Albuquerque: Living Batch Bookstore, 36 x 23 cm.
Folder 117 (EPH 5009-117)Signed broadside with envelope. Robert Creeley, "Remember ...," 1995 December 4. 28 x 22 cm. with manilla envelope
Envelope has note by Creeley, starting "Broadside for Bernadette Mayer's support."
Folder 118 (EPH 5009-118)Signed broadside. Robert Creeley, "Mea Domina," Derry, Pennsylvania: The Rook Society, Inc., 1976, 28 x 22 cm.
Folder 119 (EPH 5009-119)Broadside. Robert Creeley, "Death," Los Alamos, CA: Cold Water Broadside #8, 28 x 22 cm.
Folder 120 (EPH 5009-120)Signed broadside. Robert Creeley, "I Know A Man," 1995 September 30. 28 x 22 cm.
Labelled Printer's Proof.
Folder 121 (EPH 5009-121)Broadside. Robert Creeley, "A View at Evening," Voices on the Vine: 1993, 28 x 22 cm.
Folder 122 (EPH 5009-122)Signed broadside. Robert Creeley, "Dig It," Waldorboro, Maine, 2004 August 8. 22 x 28 cm.
With color photo. Printed for the Tom and Val Raworth benefit project. Labelled Artist's Proof 2.
Folder 123 (EPH 5009-123)Broadside with letter. Robert Creeley, "There," 2000 February 24. 22 x 28 cm.
Includes photocopied ALS from Michael Gizzi. Work is a contribution for a John Wieners benefit broadside portfolio.
Folder 124 (EPH 5009-124)Signed broadside. Robert Creeley, "Sitting Here," 1974 March 28. 22 x 28 cm.
"Issued in an edition of 350 copies on the occasion of a reading by the poet at The University of Connecticut Library."
Folder 125 (EPH 5009-125)Signed broadside. 2 Poems: Robin Blaser, "A Song" and Robert Creeley, "After School," Nomados, 2003 September 11. 21 x 30 cm.
Signed by Blaser, not Creeley. 120 copies, of which 60 were for sale.
Folder 126 (EPH 5009-126)Signed broadside. Robert Creeley, "Shimmer," 2004, 35 x 22 cm.
Folder 127 (EPH 5009-127)Signed broadside. Fulcrum Press, 33 x 22 cm.
This is a mail-out folded sheet serving as a catalogue for the press. Inscribed and signed to Creeley from Stuart Montgomery.
Folder 128 (EPH 5009-128)Broadside. Donald Hall, "Mouth," East Lansing: Arts Workshop Press, May 1, 1973, 36 x 22 cm.
Limited to 350 copies.
Folder 129 (EPH 5009-129-F1)Broadside. Drum Hadley, "Alvin Taylor & Cowdogs," 1980. 44 x 28 cm.
Folder 130 (EPH 5009-130-F1)Broadside. Robert Creeley, "Spring Light," Limberlost Press, 1990, 33 x 25 cm.
Folder 131 (EPH 5009-131-F1)Broadside. Drum Hadley, "A Cowboy in Town," 1980. 28 x 44 cm.
Folder 132 (EPH 5009-132-F1)Broadside. Drum Hadley, "A Cattle Inspector is Just Like a Woman," 1980. 44 x 28 cm.
Folder 133 (EPH 5009-133)Broadside. Philip Whalen, "Gentle Thursday" announcement, San Francisco, 1965 March 25. 22 x 28 cm.
Folder 134 (EPH 5009-134-F1)Signed broadside. Robert Creeley, "Memory," 38 x 23 cm.
Folder 135 (EPH 5009-135-F1)Signed broadside. Robert Creeley, "Cambridge, Mass 1944," 44 x 28 cm.
Numbered Q/2. Printed in 26 copies.
Folder 136 (EPH 5009-136-F1)Signed broadside. Robert Creeley, "Spot," Words, Loves, Prince George B.C., 1980 February 8. 42 x 31 cm.
Printed in 200 copies.
Folder 137 (EPH 5009-137-F1)Broadside. Robert Creeley, "For John Wieners," 2002 October 9. 44 x 28 cm.
Folder 138 (EPH 5009-138-F1)Broadside. Robert Creeley, "But," 40 x 33 cm.
Folder 139 (EPH 5009-139-F1)Broadside. Robert Creeley, "Place to Be," 2004 May 1. 28 x 43 cm.
Printed in 300 copies.
Folder 140 (EPH 5009-140-F1)Broadside. Gary Snyder, "Smokey the Bear Sutra," 34 x 25 cm.
Folder 141 (EPH 5009-141-F1)Broadsides. Illuminations1, Summer 1965, New York, Twelve unbound broadsides in folder, 45 x 30 cm.
Folder 142 (EPH 5009-142-F1)Broadside. John Wieners, "Bare Foot," 1976. 40 x 33 cm.
Folder 143 (EPH 5009-143-F1)Signed broadside. Daphne Marlatt, "life expectancy," Vancouver: Slug Press, 1980, 33 x 28 cm.
Numbered 9 of 100.
Folder 144 (EPH 5009-144-F1)Signed broadsides in original manilla envelope. Lew Welch, Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Four Seasons Foudation, 1964. 32 x 25 cm.
Folder 145 (EPH 5009-145-F1)Broadside. Josephine Clare, "For George Perle," Yaddo, 1974 May 16. 40 x 33 cm.
Folder 146 (EPH 5009-146-F1)Signed broadside. Robin Blaser, "honestas," 1987. 41 x 28 cm.
1 of 26 copies on hand-made paper.
Folder 147 (EPH 5009-147-F1)Signed broadside. Robin Blaser, "honestas," 41 x 28 cm.
1 of 100 copies on stock paper.
Folder 148 (EPH 5009-148-F1)Inscribed and signed broadside. Neil Baldwin, "First walk," Salt Works Press, 1975 April 10. 34 x 34 cm.
Folder 149 (EPH 5009-149-F1)Inscribed and signed broadside. Fielding Dawson, "from The Boy in the Body of A Man," Just Buffalo/ Allentown Community Center, 1976 October 9. 40 x 33 cm.
Numbered 18 of 100.
Folder 150 (EPH 5009-150-F1)Broadside. Robert Creeley, "The Birds," 42 x 16 cm.
Folder 151 (EPH 5009-151-F1)Broadside. Joanne Kyger, "September," 38 x 25 cm.
Folder 152 (EPH 5009-152-F1)Signed broadside. Barbara Guest and Irene Pijoan, "storytelling," Kavyayantra Press, 38 x 23 cm.
Folder 153 (EPH 5009-153-F1)Broadside. Harryette Mullen, "Denigration," Boulder: Kavyayantra Press, 2000, 39 x 23 cm.
Folder 154 (EPH 5009-154-F1)Broadside. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Allen This Instant," Bixby Canyon, Big Sur, Kavyayantra Press, 39 x 23 cm.
Folder 155 (EPH 5009-155-F1)Signed broadside. Philip Whalen, "Japanese Tea Garden Golden Gate Park in Spring," 1:VII:99, 38 x 23 cm.
Folder 156 (EPH 5009-156-F2)Broadside. Robert Creeley, "An Excerpt from A Day Book," 59 x 13 cm.
Folder 157 (EPH 5009-157-F2)Signed broadside. Robert Creeley, "For Anya," Portland, Maine: The Cafe Review, September 1999, 51 x 31 cm.
Folder 158 (EPH 5009-158-F2)Broadside. Bob Rose, "A Farewell Boatworks," Charles Olson Society of Vancouver: Grey Spider Pres, 2002, 50 x 20 cm.
Printed in 225 copies.
Folder 159 (EPH 5009-159-F2)Signed Broadsides with ALS. Gerard Malanga, "nonpareil," "Is there no time left?" "Caroline Says," Fairport, New York, 1987 May 22. Three broadsides, around 44 x 28 cm. each, with one page letter, in wax folded sheet, with one blank sheet.
"nonpareil" numbered 10/12. "Is there no time left?" numbered 7/22.
Folder 160 (EPH 5009-160-F2)Signed Broadside. Robert Creeley, "Oh, do you remember...," Cuneiform Press, late August 2004, 36 x 46 cm.
Most of the space is taken up by a 1961 photograph of Ed Dorn by Gordon Clark. Printed in 200 copies
Folder 161 (EPH 5009-161-F3)Broadside. William S. Burroughs, "Remembering Jack Kerouac" White Fields Press, 1994, 56 x 26 cm.
Folder 162 (EPH 5009-162-F3)Broadside. William Carlos Williams, "The Yellow Tree-Peony," Buffalo: SUNY, Friends of the University Libraries, 1983, 60 x 46 cm.
Printed in 400 copies.
Folder 163 (EPH 5009-163-F3)Broadside. Arthur Rimbaud, Trans. G. Burns, "Homage to G-A Bertozzi," Seattle: Cityful Press, 2000, 41 x 56 cm.
Folder 164 (EPH 5009-164-F3)Broadside. Ronald Johnson, "Blocks to be Arranged in a Pyramid," LVNG Supplements, 1996, 49 x 64 cm.
Printed in 366 copies.
Folder 165 (EPH 5009-165)Broadside. John Unterecker, "Volcano," East Lansing: Arts Workshop Press, May 1, 1973, 22 x 36 cm.
Limited to 350 copies.
Folder 166 (EPH 5009-166)Package with enclosures. Alternative Press Number 12 for Ted Berrigan in memoriam, Alternative Press, 1983, Manilla enveope with enclosed ALS, and ten postcards, half of which are originals, and one bookmark, two broadsides, and two pieces of carboard, one of which is a broadside.
ALS, Ken Mikolowski, Grindstone, Michigan to Robert Creeley, Bristol, Maine, 11 August 1983. The originals are by Mikolowski, Notley, Berrigan, and others, with printed postcards by Myles, Hejinian, Notley, Elmslie, and others. Printed bookmark with poem by Jim Gustafson. Broadsides by Berrigan, Tom Clark, and Chris Tysh.
Folder 167 (EPH 5009-167)Exhibition catalogue with enclosures. Art Poetry Melodrama: 20 Years of The Alternative Press, Alternative Press, March 4-May 6, 1990, Twenty pages, with bumper sticker, two broadsides, one card, and one page of printed "faculty minutes," and manilla envelope.
Card is Creeley's poem "Moral."
Folder 168 (EPH 5009-168)Signed broadside. Cid Corman, "The Peerless Mirror," 1981. 23 x 16 cm.
Translation of Nos. 3316 and 3317 from the
Manyoshu. Numbered 20/50 on paper handmade by Jesseca Ferguson.
Folder 169 (EPH 5009-169-F3)Signed broadside. Robert Creeley, "The Boy," 1968. 73 x 56 cm.
Folder 170 (EPH 5009-170-F1)Broadside. Ron Padgett, "Poem," 44 x 28 cm.
Folder 171 (EPH 5009-171-F4)Broadside. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "A Buddha in the Woodpile," White Fields Press, 1994, 89 x 39 cm.
Folder 172 (EPH 5009-172-F4)Broadside. Jack Kerouac, "Tangier Poem," White Fields Press for the Literary Renaissance, 1992, 89 x 39 cm.
Series 6: Posters Folder 173 (EPH 5009-173-F1)Poster. The April Arts Journal. 44 x 28 cm.
Poster reads: Black Mountain College, Black Mountain N.C., The Captain's Bookshelf.
Folder 174 (EPH 5009-174-F1)Theatre poster. Michael McClure's The Beard, 46 x 35 cm.
Poster reads: With Richard Bright as Billy the Kid and Billie Dixon as Jean Harlow. At Stanford University and UC Davis. Photo by Ben Spicer. The Bindweed Press, San Francisco. This was used as an envelope for unknown book from McClure to Creeley, postmarked in San Francisco, 1967.
Folder 175 (EPH 5009-175-F2)Concert poster. Super Ball at Winterland, San Andreas Fault, 1968 April 3. 52 x 36 cm.
Poster reads: KMPX First Birthday Benefit. Photo by Tom Weir. Tea Lautrec Litho.
Folder 176 (EPH 5009-176-F2)Concert poster. Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, The Family Dog Presents: Blues Project, It's a Beautiful Day, Nazz are Blues Band, 1968 April 5. 53 x 35 cm.
Poster reads: Jerry Abrams Head Lights. Wes Wilson. No. 113-1.
Folder 177 (EPH 5009-177-F2)Concert poster. Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, The Family Dog Presents: Alexander's Timeless Bloozband, Lights, Electroluminenscence, Jerry Steig and the Satyrs, Sons of Champlin, The 4th Way, 1968 March 29, 30, 31. 51 x 34 cm.
Folder 178 (EPH 5009-178-F2)Concert poster. The Ark, Gate Six, Sausalito, Big Brother and the Holding Co., Jack and the Ripper, 1967 October 6. 57 x 41 cm.
Poster reads: Lights by Funny Co., Portal Productions Ltd.
Folder 179 (EPH 5009-179-F2)Concert poster. The Ark, Gate Six, Sausalito, Moby Grape, Big Brother and the Holding Co., Sons of Champlin, 1967 October 13, 14. 56 x 41 cm.
Poster reads: Lights by Funny Co., Artist: [John] Lichtenwaler.
Folder 180 (EPH 5009-180-F2)Concert poster. The Ark, Gate Six, Sausalito, Moby Grape, Jack and the Ripper, Big Brother and the Holding Co., 1967 February 14. 56 x 41 cm.
Poster reads: Lights by Funny Co., Portal Productions Ltd.
Folder 181 (EPH 5009-181-F2)Concert poster. Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, The Famly Dog Presents: Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, John Hammond and his Screaming Nighthawks, Robert Baker, 1967 March 26. 51 x 37 cm.
Poster reads: Lights by North American Ibis Alchemical Co., Artist: Rick Griffin. No. 54-1.
Folder 182 (EPH 5009-182-F2)Concert poster. Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, Jefferson Airplane, Grafteful Dead 1968 March 15, 16, 17. 51 x 36 cm.
Poster reads: Lights by North American Ibis Alchemical Co., [Artist: Alton Kelley].
Folder 183 (EPH 5009-183-F2)Concert poster. The Ark, Gate Six, Sausalito, Baltimore Steam Packet, Moby Grape, Only Alternatives and His Other Possibilities, 1967 October 7. 56 x 41 cm.
Poster reads: Lights by Funny Co., Portal Productions Ltd.
Folder 184 (EPH 5009-184-F2)Concert poster. Bill Graham Presents in San Francisco, Fillmore, Country Joe and the Fish, Steppenwolf, Flamin' Groovies, 1968 March 28, 29, 30. 56 x 36 cm.
Poster reads: Lights by Holy See, Artist: Dana W. Johnson, No. 113.
Folder 185 (EPH 5009-185-F2)Concert poster. The Ark, Gate Six, Sausalito, Moby Grape, Big Brother and the Holding Co., 1967 November 4. 56 x 41 cm.
Poster reads: Lights by Funny Co., Portal Productions Ltd.
Folder 186 (EPH 5009-186-F2)Concert poster. The Ark, Gate Six, Sausalito, Big Brother and the Holding Co., The Baltimore Steam Packet, Moby Grape, 1967 November 4. 56 x 41 cm.
Poster reads: Lights by Funny Co., Portal Productions Ltd.
Folder 187 (EPH 5009-187-O)Poster. Robert Grenier, Cambridge M'ass, Berkeley: Tuumba Press, 1979, 125 x 104 cm.
Series 7: Photographs Folder 188 (EPH 5009-188)Photographs. Robert Creeley family photographs, Twenty-five photos 13 x 18 cm. One black and white photo 9 x 16 cm.
These photos were all together. Some reappear printed in EPH 5009-21. They are all black and white except one color print of Creeley dated December 1965 on back. The smaller photograph has a note by Creeley on back stating that it is by Elsa Dorfman of Fred McCreary.
Folder 189 (EPH 5009-189)Photograph. Paul Blackburn, Gelatin silver print, black and white, 21 x 26 cm.
Folder 190 (EPH 5009-190)Photograph. Richard Brautigan, Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
Folder 191 (EPH 5009-191)Photographs. Basil Bunting, 1977 April. Two color photos, 13 x 12 cm. One color photo 13 x 9.
The smaller photo has the date and "Corn Close" writen on the back. These were taken at the home of Jonathan Williams and Tom Meyer.
Folder 192 (EPH 5009-192)Photograph. By Allen Ginsberg, of Francesco Clemente and Robert Creeley, 1989 November 5. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 21 x 26 cm.
Credit and number written on back with Allen Ginsberg's stamp.
Folder 193 (EPH 5009-193)Photograph. By Gordon Clark, of Ed Dorn, Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
This is the same photo that appears in EPH 5009-160-F2.
Folder 194 (EPH 5009-194)Photograph. By Patricia Jordan, of Robert Duncan, circa mid-1950s. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 25 x 20 cm.
Folder 195 (EPH 5009-195)Photograph. By Elsa Dorfman, of Allen Ginsberg, 1971. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 21 x 26 cm.
Notes by Dorfman on back with copyright information and her stamp.
Folder 196 (EPH 5009-196)Photograph. Franz Kline, Fielding Dawson, Dan Rice, Provincetown, 1959 Spring. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 12 x 18 cm.
Folder 197 (EPH 5009-197)Photograph. Michael McClure and Allen Ginsberg, probably mid-1960s. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
Folder 198 (EPH 5009-198)Photograph. By Elsa Dorfman, of Charles Olson's desk and typewriter, 1970 January. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
Folder 199 (EPH 5009-199)Photograph. By Elsa Dorfman, of Charles Olson's desk, probably 1970 January. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
Dorfman's stamp on back.
Folder 200 (EPH 5009-200)Photograph. By Elsa Dorfman, of Charles Olson, Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
Folder 201 (EPH 5009-201)Photograph. Charles Olson, circa 1966. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
Folder 202 (EPH 5009-202)Photograph. Charles Olson, Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
Folder 203 (EPH 5009-203)Photograph. Edward Sanders, 1966 Spring. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 21 x 26 cm.
Folder 204 (EPH 5009-204)Photograph. Edward Sanders, Peace Eye Book Store, Gelatin silver print, black and white, 21 x 26 cm.
Folder 205 (EPH 5009-205)Photograph. By Erik Weber, of Gary Snyder, probably mid-1960s. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
Weber's stamp on back.
Folder 206 (EPH 5009-206)Photograph. By Samuel Cooper, of Philip Whalen, probably mid-1950s. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 18 x 13 cm.
Cooper's stamp on back.
Folder 207 (EPH 5009-207)Photograph. William Carlos Williams, 1907. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
Caption on back: "1907 - Hiking tour to Lake George."
Folder 208 (EPH 5009-208)Photograph. William Carlos Williams, 1948. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
Caption on back: "1948 - Study at 9 Ridge Rd."
Folder 209 (EPH 5009-209)Photograph. William Carlos Williams and Florence Williams, 1942. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 21 x 26 cm.
Caption on back: "1942 - rear of 9 Ridge Rd."
Folder 210 (EPH 5009-210)Photograph. By Elise Larsen, of William Carlos Williams and Florence Williams, 1952. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
Caption on back: "1952 - Study at 9 Ridge Rd."
Folder 211 (EPH 5009-211)Photograph. By Richard Avedon, of William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound, 1958. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
Caption on back: "1958 - Ezra Pound visiting WCW after release from St. Elizabeth."
Folder 212 (EPH 5009-212)Photograph. By Alfred Eisenstaedt, of William Carlos Williams, 1952. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 21 x 26 cm.
Caption on back: "1952 - Rutherford Hospital."
Folder 213 (EPH 5009-213)Photograph. By Alfred Eisenstaedt, of William Carlos Williams, 1952. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 26 x 21 cm.
Caption on back: "1952 - Paterson Falls, with granddaughter."
Folder 214 (EPH 5009-214)Photograph. Louis Zukofsky, Gelatin silver print, black and white, 21 x 26 cm.
Folder 215 (EPH 5009-215-F1)Signed photograph. By Elsa Dorfman, of Gary Snyder, 1990 November 10. Color print, 36 x 28 cm.
Signed and dated by Dorfman, with caption: "Gary Snyder here to read."
Folder 216 (EPH 5009-216-F1)Signed photograph. By Elsa Dorfman, of Allen Ginsberg, 1988 October 15. Color print, 36 x 28 cm.
Signed and dated by Dorfman.
Folder 217 (EPH 5009-217-F1)Signed photograph. By Allen Ginsberg, of Robert Creeley, 1984 July. Color print, 28 x 36 cm.
Signed and dated by Ginsberg, with caption: "I wanted to focus on a sharp clear eye - Robert Creeley's friendship."
Folder 218 (EPH 5009-218-F1)Signed photograph. By Elsa Dorfman, of Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, 1983 March 28. Color print, 36 x 28 cm.
Signed and dated by Dorfman.
Folder 219 (EPH 5009-219-F2)Signed photograph with original manilla envelope. By Gerard Malanga, of Robert Duncan, 1973. Gelatin silver print, black and white, 51 x 41 cm, includes manilla envelope and protective wax enclosure.
Signed and dated by Malanga. Envelope is postmarked 1993 February 1, from Malanga in Great Barrington, Massachussetts to Creeley in Buffalo, New York.
Series 8: Miscellaneous Folder 220 (EPH 5009-220)Postcard. Robert Creeley, Limberlost Press, Poem "Spring Light" with illustration by Ray Obermayr.
Folder 221 (EPH 5009-221)Card. "A Tribute to Robert Creeley," The Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, NYC, October 29, 2005, Folded glassine sheet in glassine envelope.
Folder 222 (EPH 5009-222)Card with original envelope. Joel Oppenheimer and Robert Rauschenberg, "The Dancer," Jargon2, 1951 December 23, Folder 223 (EPH 5009-223)Card with envelope. Robert Indiana, "Banner," Multiples Inc., Chiron Press, Folder 224 (EPH 5009-224)Postcard. Elsa Dorfman, "From the series, His Idea," New York: The Whitkin Gallery, Inc., 1979. Folder 225 (EPH 5009-225)Postcard. Joanna Voit, photograph of Basil Bunting, "Poet appointed dare not decline....," London: Judy Daish Associates, 1982. Folder 226 (EPH 5009-226)Audio CDs with pamphlet and envelope. Benjamin Friedlander, "Ezra Pound: World War II Radio Speeches: Draft Text/ Prototype CDS," 2004. Two audio CDs with forty-nine page pamphlet, including envelope.
Envelope marked and dated 6/04.
Folder 227 (EPH 5009-227)Broadsides in box. Accurate Key, Milwaukee: singlepress, 2003. Twelve 26 x 20 cm. broadsides tied in a red ribbon, includes inserted advertisement, all in cardboard box.
On inside of front cover of box is table of contents, inluding broadside by Creeley, Eileen Myles, and Alice Notley.
Folder 228 (EPH 5009-228)Drawing. Fielding Dawson, "Creeley," 1981 April 3. 28 x 22 cm.
Folder 229 (EPH 5009-229)Drawing. Bobbie Creeley, 1973. 12 x 8 cm.
Folder 230 (EPH 5009-230-F2)Miscellany. The Brautigan Library advisory board mailing with enclosures, 1990 December 20. One poster with seal, 57 x 45 cm., including a one-page TLS, including an eight-page newsletter, including an audio cassette, with original envelope.
The letter is from the Executive Director of The Brautigan Library, Todd Lockwood, and details the enclosed items, which include a demo of the first three shows of the radio program "Book Fishing in America," as well as the newletter
The 23, as well as a "hand printed poster done for us by the Shelburne Museum print shop."
Folder 231 (EPH 5009-231-F1)SIgned etching. Harvey Breverman, "Allen Ginsberg," 26 x 33 cm.
The inscription reads "For Robert Creeley - Thanks!!".
Folder 232 (EPH 5009-232-F1)Signed artwork. Edward Corbett, cover artwork for The Black Mountain ReviewNo. 7, 1957. Paper on wood background, 24 x 36 cm., with cardboard cover.
The cover board has an order note from Edict in Segovia, Spain, and a sticker from the Huston-Tuttle and Gallery One in Rockland, Maine.
Folder 233 (EPH 5009-233-F2)Calendar. Ian Hamilton Finlay, The Blue and Brown Poemsin Jargon68/69, 1968. Sixteen pages, 52 x 39 cm., spiral bound.
This calendar is for September 1968 to August 1969, and including the covers is eighteen pages. Each month is illustrated with a broadside, all of which are intact. This was Creeley's calendar and has his markings by the dates, largely for university visits and protests. The inside back cover has a photograph of Finlay on it. The calendar was designed by Herbert Rosenthal, with an introduction by Jonathan Williams, a foreward by Mike Weaver, and commentary on each of the broadside poems by Stephen Bann.
Folder 234 (EPH 5009-234-F2)Miscellany. Robert Creeley and Sol Le Witt, Echo, Morning Star Folio, 1993 July. One double-sided sheet, 39 x 39 cm., with original envelope, with music sheet wrapping with attached ALS.
The folio of the poem is inscribed "For Bob, Love Eck, VII 1993." The ALS is also from Alec Finlay.
Folder 235 (EPH 5009-235-F2)Signed collage. Kenward Elmslie, Creeley's 70th birthday present, 1996 June 3. 46 x 29 cm., inside plastic sheet.
Folder 236 (EPH 5009-236-F2)Miscellany. Robert Grenier, "OWL/ON/BOU/GH," Sausalito: Post-Apollo Press, 1997. Thirty-seven sheets 44 x 29 cm., some blank, inside artist's portfolio, with ALS on two-sided sheet.
Copy inscribed "For Bob and Pen! Love, Bob, May 21/98," by Grenier. Numbered 88/100.
Folder 237 (EPH 5009-237-F4)Miscellany. R. B. Kitaj, proofs of Creeley portraits, 1991 and 1966. 77 x 51 cm. and 65 x 46 cm.
These artist's proofs are both signed and dated, with the larger one from 1991 inscribed "for dear pal Bob" and the other from 1966 inscribed "for Love (Creeley)."
Folder 238 (EPH 5009-238-F3)Signed collage poster. By Jess, "Robert Duncan Readings, Two Fridays, March 6 and 13, 1970, at 8 pm, in Berkeley," 59 x 74 cm.
Signed by Robert Duncan and Jess '90, and numbered 28/50. Printed by East Wind Printers.
Folder 239 (EPH 5009-239-F3)Signed collage poster. By Jess, "Paste-Ups," 1967. 56 x 71 cm.
Signed by Jess, and numbered 93/125. Printed by East Wind Printers, San Francisco.