A Guide to the Alice Notley Papers, 1970-1992

A Guide to the Alice Notley Papers

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Alice Notley Papers
Creator
Notley, Alice.
Inclusive Dates
1970-1992
Extent
2.0 Linear feet
Abstract
Alice Notley, born in 1945, is an American poet, author, and editor.
Call Number
1998.0222
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Cynthia Ladd. (July 1997)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Alice Notley Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Unknown provenance. Possible purchase.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Alice Notley Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Photographs
  • Works of Art

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States

Occupation(s)

  • Authors

Subject(s)

  • American poetry
  • Editors
  • Poets
  • Poets, American
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Twentieth century.

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Biography

Alice Notley, born in  Bisbee, Arizona, in 1945, is a recognized American poet, author, and editor. Among the numerous collections of verse that she has published are  Incidentals in the Day World (Angel Hair Books, 1973),  When I Was Alive, (Vehicle Edition, 1980),  Waltzing Matilda, (Kulchur Foundation, 1981),  Margaret and Dusty (Coffee House Press, 1985), and  How Spring Comes (Toothpaste Press, 1981). In addition to her poetry,  Notley wrote a short autobiography entitled  Tell Me Again (Am Here Books, 1982). Editor of the  Scarlet Magazine, Notley was married to Ted Berrigan (1934-1983), who is also a poet.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of correspondence and collages. Correspondents include Robert Creeley,  Anselm Hollo,  Sal Salasin,  Ron Padgett and  Kate Ferrell whose work was published in the  Scarlet Magazine. Drafts of the first five issues of the journal are included in the collection. Two photographs ( Charles Olson in his casket and Olson's typewriter) are located in Series I.

One of the more significant documents in the collection is Notley's long, personal narrative poem “The Descent of Alette” (1992) which was published in The Scarlet Cabinet.

Notley created many elaborate collages, which are included in the collection, although undated.

This collection was originally included in the Ted Berrigan Papers. The collections were separated in 1997 as a result of later additions of Notley materials.

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Bibliography

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Business Papers, 1970-1992 

BoxFolder

Notley Correspondence, 1973-1991 

1:1

Notley Postcards, 1977-1992 

1:2

Scarlet #1, 1990 

1:3

Scarlet #2, 1990 

1:4

Scarlet #3, 1991 

1:5

Scarlet #4, 1991 

1:6

Scarlet #5, 1991 

1:7

Related poetry materials, 1970-1990 

1:8

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Series II: Writings, 1992 

BoxFolder

“The Descent of Alette”, 1992 

2:9

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Series III: Collages, undated 

BoxFolder

Collages, undated 

2:10

Oversized Collage, undated 

3:11

Cartoons by Joe Brainard,  Ron Padgett and  Ted Berrigan, undated 

3

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