A Guide to the Oyez Press Records, 1963-1987

Oyez Press Records

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Oyez Press Records
Creator
Oyez Press
Inclusive Dates
1963-1987
Extent
24 Linear Feet
Abstract
Founded in 1964 by Robert Hawley and Stevens van Strum, the Oyez Press initially produced a series of poetry broadsides by such notable figures as Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, William Everson, Gary Snyder, and Charles Olson. Although van Strum left in 1968, Hawley continued on with the press in his spare time, eventually publishing over 80 books in addition to numerous keepsakes and broadsides, featuring authors such as David Meltzer, Josephine Miles, Lew Welch, Philip Lamantia, and many others. Oyez publications were highly regarded for the simplicity and elegance of their design; many were produced in collaboration with printer Graham Mackintosh.
Call Number
1998.0208
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by James W. Scannell.
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205 archives@uconn.edu URL:

Preferred Citation

[Item, Folder #], Oyez Press Records. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Collection purchased from Serendipity Books between 1976 and 1977 in several installments.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item, Folder #], Oyez Press Records. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Oyez Press

Genre(s)

  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Correspondence
  • Posters
  • Sketches
  • Notes
  • Photocopies
  • Engravings (prints)
  • Monographs
  • Illustrations (layout features).
  • Typescripts
  • Galley proofs
  • Financial Records
  • Fliers [printed matter]
  • Audiocassettes
  • Manuscripts (document genre)

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States (nation)
  • California (state)

Personal Name(s)

  • Meltzer, David.
  • Norbert, Mary.
  • Hawley, Robert.
  • Levertov, Denise, 1923-
  • Olson, Charles, 1910-1970
  • Everson, William, 1912-
  • Duncan, Robert Edward
  • Creeley , Robert

Subject(s)

  • Authors, American
  • Authors and publishers
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Small presses
  • Poets, American
  • Poetry -- Editing
  • American poetry
  • Editors
  • Twentieth century.
  • American literature

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History

Robert Hawley was born in 1929 in  Stockbridge, Wisconsin. He was a student at  Black Mountain College in 1956, shortly before that institution closed its doors. Although he already had an M.A. in English and was an aspiring poet,  Charles Olson discouraged him in this regard, but suggested to Hawley that he give publishing a try. By 1957, Hawley was in  Berkeley, California, working as a bookseller specializing in Western Americana at the  Holmes Book Company.

In 1964, Robert Hawley and Stevens van Strum started the  Oyez Press by soliciting poems from noteworthy American poets to be published in a series of broadsides, effectively pioneering this publishing medium for poetry. This initial series consisted of ten broadsides, by such poets as  William Everson ( Brother Antoninus),  Gary Snyder,  Charles Olson,  Michael McClure, and others. The first Oyez book was a collection of poetry by  David Meltzer. It was during this period that Hawley began his business relationship with printer  Graham Mackintosh. The Oyez poetry editions were well regarded for the simplicity and elegance of their designs. Although not all Oyez books were designed by Mackintosh, several of his designs did receive awards, including an edition of William Everson's Single Source that was selected as one of the 50 books of the year by the  American Institute of Graphic Arts.

By the late 1960s, Oyez was publishing about ten books a year, even after Stevens van Strum departed the concern (around 1968), and even though Hawley continued with his day job at the Holmes Book Company. Although the print runs of Oyez books were limited at the cost of the books was kept low, the press did well so long as it had standing orders from universities and book stores with an interest in poetry and rare books. However, inventories began to mount and the cash reserves of the press began to dwindle in time. Hawley eventually turned over the distribution of the Oyez titles to Serendipity Books.

In 1978, Hawley opened his own book shop, the Ross Valley Book Company, in  Albany, California (near Oakland). Even though the Oyez press continued to publish sporadically during the next few years, money troubles seriously limited the pace of Hawley's publishing projects. While a collection of poems by  Samuel Charters was published in 1992, it is the only book-length project put out by Oyez since 1987. However, friends of the press have also received periodic keepsakes and pamphlets with the Oyez imprint over the years, a number of which are preserved in this collection.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists largely of Robert Hawley's personal papers and records with regard to the Oyez Press from 1963 to 1988. The largest portion of the collection deals with project records of Oyez productions, including manuscripts, galleys, proofs, and production-specific correspondence. Additional correspondence preserved by Hawley documents his relationships with poets such as William Everson,  Mary Fabilli, and  David Meltzer. The press correspondence also provides a wide range of perspectives on the San Francisco Poetry scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s -- Hawley preserved many mailings from other publishers and announcements of poetry readings. Additionally, the collection contains business records including sales ledgers and receipts for a number of years prior to Oyez turning over distribution to a third party. The collection further consists of some of Robert Hawley's personal papers and one box of wood block engravings used for various Oyez projects.

The Dodd Center holds a comprehensive range of Oyez publications. The published versions of projects described in this collection are listed in HOMER, the Libraries online catalog.

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Related Materials

Separated Material

Monographs and serials have been cataloged. Please consult the Libraries online catalog for current titles and call numbers or ask at the reference desk for the current list.

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Bibliography

Oyez: The Authorized Checklist,  Berkeley, California: Dave Bohn, 1997.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Project Records, undated, 1963-1987 

Broadsides, 1964-1965 

Bronk, William 

box

Correspondence, 1965 

1:1

"The Cipher", typed MS, proofs, ca. 1965 

16:427

Creeley, Robert 

box

Correspondence, 1964 

1:2

"Two Poems", typed MS, proofs, correspondence, 2964 

16:428

Duncan, Robert 

box

Correspondence, 1964 

1:3

"Wine", typed MS, proof, press proofs, 1964 

16:429

"Up Rising", proof copies, 1965 

16:438

Everson, William ( Brother Antoninus) 

box

Correspondence, 1964 

1:4

"The Rose of Solitude" correspondence, notes, proofs, 1964 

16:430

Ginsberg, Allen 

box

"Kraj Majales", proof copies, ca. 1965 

16:437

Levertov, Denise 

box

Correspondence, 

1:5

"City Psalm", typed MS, proofs, 1964 

16:431

McClure, Michael 

box

Correspondence, 1964 

1:6

"Two for Bruce Conner", typed MS, proofs, correspondence, 1964 

16:432

Meltzer, David 

box

"The Blackest Rose", broadside w/correction, typescript, galley proof corrected by author, correspondence, 1964 

1:7

"The Blackest Rose", typed MS, proofs, correspondence, 1964 

16:433

Miles, Josephine 

box

Correspondence, 1964 

1:8

"In Identity", typed MS, proofs, 1964 

16:434

Olson, Charles 

box

Correspondence (envelopes), 1964 

1:9

"Signature to Petition", typed MS, proofs, 1964 

16:435

Snyder, Gary 

box

Correspondence, 1964 

1:10

"Hop, Skip, and Jump", typed MS, proof copies, ca. 1964 

16:436
box

Additional materials -- Kenneth Patchen,  Marianne Moore, sales materials and notices, 1964-1965 

1:11

Broadside Permission Slips, 1965 

1:12

Alexander, D.  Not A Word 

box

first galleys, corrected by author, ca. 1968 

1:13

typescript, with some corrections, ca. 1966 

1:14

galleys, contract, correspondence, 1966-1968, 1976 

1:15

Blazek, Douglas  Flux and Reflux 

box

correspondence, 2 sets galleys, 2 sets page proofs, cover design, notes, 1 pc. original art, 1969-1970 

1:16

blank dummy, set of F & G proofs (with cover proof), 1970 

1:17

Secondary correspondence (Cranium Press), 1966-1972 

1:18

Boar, Gerald ( Borregard, Ebbe)  Thirteen Sonnets 

box

1 set corrected galleys, 1 page partial proofs, 2 envelopes, 1969 

1:19

Brugnola, Orlanda King of Thornbushes 

box

correspondence, typed MS, set of galleys, 1971-1972 

1:20

galleys pasted into layout, set of page proofs, set of proofs bound into dummy, cover proof with proofs of preliminaries, 1972 

1:21

copy of typed MS, ca. 1971 

1:22

correspondence (includes correspondence relating to Brugnola and Richard Korn), 1971-1973 

1:23

photo by Allen Say, used for frontispiece, ca. 1972 

17:461

Canan, Janice  Of Your Seed 

box

finished copy of book, typed MS, correspondence, ca. 1974-1983 

1:24

design materials, photocopy of paste-ups, 1977 

1:25

production paste-ups, 1977 

17:458

Cebulski, Frank  Corm 

box

typed MS, MS of essay by David Wyatt, set of galleys, printer's notes and designs, correspondence, 1974 

1:26

4 sets of page proofs, undated 

1:27

cover layout, 1974 

17:462

Cebulski, Frank  Mediterranean Sonnets 

box

Typed MS (longer version), ca. 1975 

1:28

Typed MS, 1 pc. correspondence, 2 copies of promotional booklet printing 2 of the sonnets, 1975-1976 

1:29

Charters, Ann /  Charters, Samuel 

box

Secondary Correspondence, 1969-1976 

1:30

Charters, Ann  Olson/Melville: A Study in Affinity  

box

galleys, early blank dummy, photograph prints, correspondence, 1968-1969 

1:31

photocopy of MSS, publicity mailing, 1968 

1:32

copy of finished book (hardcover) w/ marginalia and inscription to Olson from Ann Charters, 1968 

1:33

Photos of Charles Olson, ca. 1968 

16:439

Production materials, page proofs, ca. 1968 

16:440

Charters, Samuel  To This Place  

box

correspondence, cover proof, set of page proofs (cut and gathered), 1969 

1:34

Charters, Samuel  Days  

box

Days, 1965-1966 

1:35

trade edition in wrappers, first corrected galleys, cover proof, correspondence, 1966-1967 

1:36

Charters, Samuel "Looking for Michael McClure at the Corner of Haight and Ashbury" 

box

Typed MSS, first edition of broadside, photo proof of wrapper, 1967 

1:37

photo montage of McClure by Dorothy Hawley, ca. 1967 

17:444

Charters, Samuel  Some Poems/Poets  

box

one set galleys, 1970 

1:38

Photos by Ann Charters, ca. 1971 

2:39

set of page proofs with printing notes, review, 1971-1972 

2:40

cover layout materials, ca. 1967 

17:443

Charters, Samuel  As I Stand At This Window  

box

Typed MSS, corrected galleys, proofs pasted into dummy, proof copy of book, hand-sewn copy of book, 1970 

2:41

Charters, Samuel  From A Swedish Notebook  

box

review, cover photos, printer's correspondence, 1975 

2:42

Charters, Samuel  In Lagos  

box

typed MSS with printing marks, copy of galleys with corrections, copy of proofs, folded proof set, correspondence, design materials, ca. 1976 

2:43

production layout, 1976 

17:442

Charters, Samuel  Of Those Who Died  

box

page proofs, printer's correspondence, 1980 

2:44

Charters, Samuel  A Note on the Varieties of Locust  

box

two copies of finished pamphlet, one is handsewn, 1987 

2:45

Clark, Naomi  Burglaries and Celebrations  

box

Copy of typed MS, 1976-1977 

2:46

Correspondence (includes promotional flyers), printer's correspondence, review , 1975-1984 

2:47

paste-up dummy, 1977 

2:48

set of F & G proofs with dust jacket proof, cover paste-up, photo negatives, copy of 'corrected' MSS, 1977 

2:49

Cody's Books "Checklists of Separate Publications of Poets at the First Berkeley Poetry Conference 

box

copy of not-for-sale publication, page proofs bound as dummy, 1965 

2:50

Cook, Albert S.  

box

Correspondence, Poetry Typed MSS (not published by Oyez), 1966-1967 

2:51

Dean, Robert  Dinner at Mme.  

box

galleys, proofs, cover proof, review, 1 pc. printer's correspondence, 1977-1978 

2:52

Dijkstra, Bram  Faces in Skin  

box

typescripts, galleys, sketch, ca. 1965 

2:53

di Prima, Diane  

box

Secondary Correspondence, 1968-1976 

2:54

di Prima, Diane  Kerhonkson Journal, 1966  

box

page proofs with printer's notes, correspondence, 1971 

2:55

Divinelle (?)  Colonial History of San Francisco  

box

printer's correspondence discussing payment difficulties (work not published by Oyez), 

2:56

Duncan, Robert "My Mother Would Be A Falconress" 

box

Galley page (not published as standalone poem by Oyez), undated 

2:57

Duncan, Robert  Medea at Kolchis: The Maiden Head,  

box

contract, galley sets, proofs, 1965 

2:58

correspondence, unbound copy of first edition, review, 1965 

2:59

page proofs, 1 pc. correspondence, 1965 

2:60

Duncan, Robert  The Years as Catches,  

box

Correspondence from Denise Levertov and Charles Olson (includes Hawley's translation of Olson's script and Olson's corrections), 1966 

2:61

Correspondence from Duncan, TSS of select poems, 1966 

2:62

partial proofs and galleys, cover design, production correspondence, 1966 

2:63

page proofs and first galleys, 1966 

2:64

galleys and second galleys with Duncan's corrections, 1966 

2:65

ephemera (broadside announcement), 1966 

2:66

secondary correspondence regarding royalties, reviews, contract, 1966-1971 

2:67

Duncan, Robert  Of the War  

box

typescript with corrections, galleys, first page proofs with corrections, page proofs, 1967 

2:68

typescript with corrections, galleys, first page proofs with corrections, page proofs, 1967 

2:69

Duncan, Robert  Bending the Bow  

box

1 pc. correspondence, empty envelope with design notes, flyer advertising reading by Duncan, ca. 1967 

2:70

Duncan, Robert "Program Notes and Reminiscences" 

box

printer's correspondence with estimate (project never completed), 1969 

2:71

Dusenberry, Gail  The Mark  

box

correspondence, Photocopy of typed MSS, contract, 1966 

2:72

corrected galleys, page proofs corrected and stapled, 1966-1967 

2:73

Dusenberry, Gail ( Chiarrello, Gail )  The Bhangra Dance,  

box

Correspondence, galleys, galleys, proof of variant title design, copy of book as published, 1967-1970 

2:74

Dusenberry, Gail "The Sea-Gull" 

box

correspondence, proof, dummy, 1 copy of Oyez 1968 Christmas card, 1968 

2:75

Edelman, Richard  The Wedding Feast  

box

typed MSS, typed MSS of introduction by Denise Levertov, blank dummy, 2 sets page proofs, printer's copy of finished book, 1970 

2:76

Correspondence, includes 1 pc. correspondence, 1970-1971 

2:77

Eigner, Larry  Selected Poems , (Ed. by  Samuel Charters and  Andrea Wyatt) 

box

correspondence from Eigner, printer's correspondence, photo, 1969-1972 

3:78

TSS of poems (some photocopy copies of poems), TSS of afterward, ca. 1971 

3:79

page proofs with printer's notes, 1971 

3:80

set of page proofs, 1971 

3:81

proof copy in orange wrappers, 1971 

3:82

Everson, William ( Brother Antoninus)  Single Source  

box

galleys, drawings for cover design, TSS of intro. by Robert Duncan, correspondence, review, publicity mailing, 1966 

3:83

gathered page proofs, 1966 

3:84

Everson, William ( Brother Antoninus) 

box

secondary correspondence regarding reprints, copyright, press release for reading tour, 1966-1967 

3:85

Everson, William ( Brother Antoninus)  ,  

box

sampling of reviews, Spanish translation of "The Rose of Solitude" by Catherine Rodriguez, ca. 1966 

17:450

William Everson (Brother Antoninus) - mounted oversize photos of Everson, undated 

17:451

correspondence, clippings, TSS of press release relating to Everson's wedding, TSS of untitled sequence to Susana to be read at Everson's final reading before his marriage, 1969-1970 

4:107

galleys for article "Hayden Carruth: The New England Tradition" (not published by Oyez), ca. 1970 

4:109

Ephemera -- flyer for course taught by Everson called "Birth of a Poet" with correspondence verso, 1971 

4:111

foldered listing of Everson MSS from 1949-1969, signed by Everson, ca. 1971 

4:112

unbound catalogue of Everson MSS, ca. 1971 

4:113

photocopy of unbound, unpaged catalogue of Everson's MSS, ca. 1971 

5:114

Ephemera relating to the sale of Everson's archive, correspondence from Everson, 1971, 1974 

5:129

Ephemera of clippings sent by Everson to Hawley, 1966-1975 

5:130

Photographs of Everson (includes pictures from Everson's 60th birthday party, undated, 1972 

5:131

Ephemera, photocopy of "The Firebreak", copies of clippings, picnic flyers, 1976 

5:132

Ephemera, includes correspondence regarding exhibit of Everson materials, clippings regarding Santa Cruz Poetry Carnival, 1976 

5:133

Everson, William ( Brother Antoninus)  In The Fictive Wish 

box

galleys cut and corrected by Everson, partial page proofs, cloth sample, correspondence, prospectus, 1967 

3:86

original TSS, carbon TSS, first page proofs, ca. 1967 

3:87

2 sets first galleys, 1 set corrected by Everson, 1967 

3:88

Everson, William ( Brother Antoninus)  Bride of the Southwind (by Robinson Jeffers, intro. by Everson, pub. by Cayucas Books) 

box

multiple sets of folded page proofs , undated 

3:89

Everson, William ( Brother Antoninus)  Robinson Jeffers: Fragments of an Older Fury  

box

early version TSS, copies of Everson's poem on Jeffers ("A Memorial for Robinson Jeffers"), ca. 1963-1965 

3:90

galleys, 1967 

3:91

cut galleys, 1967 

3:92

TSS (photocopy?) with corrections, includes 14 pp. of "inserts", ca. 1967 

3:93

TSS (copy) with 14 pp. of "inserts", with corrections, ca. 1967 

3:94

First galleys (2 sets) with corrections, 1967 

3:95

Page proofs, fourth galleys, 1967 

4:96

Second galleys (2 sets) with corrections, 1967 

4:97

Third galleys, with corrections, set of final galleys, 1967 

4:98

page proofs, 1967 

4:99

production materials, partial galleys, typeface samples, drafts of index and acknowledgements, 1967 

4:100

folded page proofs, lacking front matter and index, 1967 

4:101

photos of Jeffers and Everson, dust jacket proof and other dustjacket materials, 1967 

4:102

correspondence, follow-up correspondence regarding reviews, 1968 

4:103

jacket proofs on aluminum sheets, ca. 1968 

17:452

Everson, William ( Brother Antoninus)  The Last Crusade  

box

materials regarding Antoninus reading tour, 1969 

4:104

set of unbound page proofs, design notes, rough page proofs, 1969 

4:105

TSS of poem and 'Note', galleys, notes, correspondence, 1969 

4:106

Everson, William ( Brother Antoninus)  The City Does Not Die  

box

galleys, photocopy of TSS, 1969 

4:108

Everson, William ( Brother Antoninus)  Californians (by Robinson Jeffers, intro. by Everson) 

box

TSS by Everson, galleys of intro. by Everson, 1 p. correspondence, 1971 

4:110

Everson, William ( Brother Antoninus)  Archetype West  

box

TSS with corrections, 1971 

5:115

partial TSS, 1 pc. correspondence, 1971 

5:116

photocopy of first galleys (corrected by Hawley), includes TSS of revised section, 1975 

5:117

photocopy of revised galleys, ca. 1975 

5:118

correspondence, 1975-1976 

5:119

advance copy bound from photocopy of proofs, 1976 

5:120

sample boards for hardcover bindings, copy of jacket proof, ca. 1976 

5:121

photocopy of proofs with corrections, TSS of end notes, 1976 

5:122

correspondence, printer's bills, review clippings, 1975-1977 

5:123

Everson, William ( Brother Antoninus)  River-Root  

box

set of F & G proofs (trade edition), extra cover proof, dummy for paperback edition, 1 pc., Correspondence, 1976 

5:126

dummy with printing instructions, camera ready paste-up, 1976 

5:127

set of F & G proofs, paper samples, 1976 

5:128

Everson, William ( Brother Antoninus)  Earth Poetry  

box

galleys, ca. 1980 

5:134

flyer, correspondence, printer's bills, 1980 

5:135

Fabilli, Mary  The Old Ones  

box

TSS, galley proofs, partial page proofs, contract, correspondence, author's paste-up, 1965-1966 

6:136

Fabilli, Mary  Aurora Bligh and Early Poems,  

box

TSS used for typesetting (includes copies and paste-ups), ca. 1968 

6:137

3 sets galleys, correspondence, ca. 1968 

6:138

2 sets of rough page proofs, ca. 1968 

6:139

final page proofs, correspondence, 1966-1968 

6:140

Fabilli, Mary  The Animal Kingdom  

box

correspondence, printer's correspondence, 2 copies of broadside poem used for promotion, 1972-1975 

6:141

Fabilli, Mary  

box

Secondary Correspondence, 1969-1987 

6:142

Garcia, Luis  Beans  

box

Original TSS (bound in hardcover), ca. 1976 

6:143

2 copies of TSS (one with printer's notes), ca. 1976 

6:144

printer's bill, layout materials, copy of camera-ready proofs, 1976 

6:145

production paste-up, 1976 

17:455

Ginsberg, Allen "Kraj Majales" 

box

photostat of TSS, 1965 

6:146

galley proofs, TSS, correspondence, 1965-1966 

6:147

Gitin, David  Legwork  

box

Correspondence, TSS, reviews, 1 pc. correspondence from Michael McClure, 1973-1980 

6:148

Photos (used for cover), production notes, copy of paste-ups, ca. 1977 

6:149

production paste-ups, 1977 

17:457

Hill, Lindsay  Avelaval  

box

page proofs folded as dummy, partial TSS (one poem, 2 versions), contract, correspondence, printing notes, photos, 1974 

6:150

cover layout, 1974 

17:463

Hill, Lindsay  Archaeology (work not published by Oyez) 

box

TSS, ca. 1976 

6:151

Hiller, Toby  

box

Untitled TSS, galley set (work not published), ca. 1979 

6:152

Hiller, Toby  Certain Weathers  

box

One copy of final book, sample cover proofs, correspondence, unused photos supplied by author, 1987 

6:153

first galleys, 1987 

6:154

second proofs, with 1 pc. printer's correspondence, 1987 

6:155

Hogg, Robert  The Connexions  

box

2 sets page proofs (in wrappers), paste-up from galleys, 1966 

6:156

defective copy of finished book, folded proof set, 1966 

6:157

galleys, typescript, contract, correspondence, 1965-1967 

6:158

Hooker, Craig Michael  Honor Awakens Again  

box

TSS, correspondence, 2 photos of author, 1972-1973 

7:159

3 sets of proofs, 1 pc. correspondence, printer's note, 1972-1973 

7:160

Horsley, James  God's Naked Daughter  

box

correspondence, TSS, 1972 

7:161

galleys with corrections, page proofs, proofs and designs of cover, photo used for back cover, 1972 

7:162

Horsley, James "The Dance of Dismemberment" (not published by Oyez) 

box

copy of TSS, correspondence, 1973 

7:163

Hottel, Christopher  The Knives of Dawn  

box

correspondence, TSS, 5 sets galleys, 1 set proofs, 1970 

7:164

2 sets page proofs, sample pages, design notes, blank dummy, set of F & G proofs with cover proof, 1970 

7:165

Kherdian, David  Bibliography and Sketch of Michael McClure (work not published by Oyez) 

box

author's TSS, correspondence, 1965 

7:166

Kherdian, David  David Meltzer: A Sketch from Memory and Descriptive Checklist  

box

typescript, galleys, page proofs, 1965 

7:167

Kherdian, David  Biographical Sketch and Descriptive Checklist of Gary Snyder  

box

galleys, correspondence, 1965-1970 

7:168

Korn, Richard "For My Father Dead at Seventy-Eight" 

box

proof, design page, printer's setting copy, correspondence, variant versions of typed MS, 1972 

7:169

Korn, Richard  Judgment of the Condor  

box

correspondence (includes TSS poetry submissions), 1976-1978 

7:170

F & G proofs (1 set 'silverprint' proofs, 1 set 'check' proofs), printer's correspondence, 3 copies of promotional flyer, 1978 

7:171

paste-up camera ready sheets (includes 2 photos with negatives), 1978 

7:172

Korn, Richard and  Brugnola, Orlanda  Job  

box

copy of TSS, paste-ups, copy of finished keepsake booklet, 1981 

7:173

Korn, Richard  

box

Secondary material including copies of scholarly articles by Richard Korn, 1964-1978 

7:174

Secondary Correspondence (includes TSS of unpublished poems), 1979-1981 

7:175

Körte, Sister Mary Norbert  Hymn to the Gentle Sun  

box

correspondence, copy of TSS, proof of biography statement, design sheets, 1966-1967 

7:176

page proofs, extra page proofs, galley sets, undated 

7:177

Körte, Sister Mary Norbert "The Jester is Not Always Volunteer" 

box

proof of broadside, 1967 

16:445

Körte, Sister Mary Norbert "This Room" 

box

original TSS, 2 proofs, finished copy of Christmas Card, print of cover photo, 1970 

7:178

Körte, Sister Mary Norbert  Beginning of Lines  

box

blank dummy, offset page proofs, printer's bill, 1968 

7:179

copy of TSS, galley set ("2/3"), 1 pc. binder's correspondence, 1967-1968 

7:180

Körte, Sister Mary Norbert "The Beginning is the Life is the Word" 

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fold out Christmas card (Oyez keepsake) (variant cover), 1967 

7:181

fold out Christmas card, galleys, correspondence, 1967 

7:182

Körte, Sister Mary Norbert  Two Poems  

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TSS, correspondence, 1969 

7:183

Körte, Sister Mary Norbert  The Midnight Bridge  

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2 sets galleys, page proofs, 1971 

7:184

correspondence, copy of cover photo, copy of TSS, blank dummy, set of F & G proofs, 1971 

7:185

cover layout, photos, Oyez Christmas card, 1970 

16:446

Körte, Sister Mary Norbert  Mammals of Delight  

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TSS, 2 sets galleys (1 corrected), proofs, flyer, 2 reviews, correspondence, 1977-1978 

7:186

Körte, Sister Mary Norbert "Lines Bending" (unpublished broadside?) 

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"second galleys" (one sheet), 1978 

7:187

Lamantia, Philip  Touch of the Marvelous  

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correspondence, 1966-1967, 1970 

7:188

partial page proof, ephemera and mailers, photos and design notes for cover, 1966 

7:189

first galleys (corrected by Lamantia) with 3 page typed letter from Lamantia, 1966 

7:190

partial mock-up, partial set of folded page proofs, colophon TSS, 1966 

7:191

Levertov, Denise  Summer Poems  

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correspondence, copy of TSS, copy of variant MSS, various sets of partial page proofs, 1967-1969 

7:192

Lummis, Dayton  Closets of Mercy  

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production paste-up, photos, ca. 1977 

17:456

Magee, David  Course in Correct Cataloguing  

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2 pcs. printer's correspondence (work reprinted by Oyez?), 1977 

8:193

McClure, Michael  The Beard  

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first edition (not intended for sale to the public), ephemera regarding performance history (flyers, reviews, and reviews of subsequent productions), cover proof, correspondence, 1965-1968 

8:194

McGaugh, Lawrence  A Fifth Sunday  

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correspondence, TSS, galley proofs, cover photo, contract, defective book copy (cover bleeds through), design notes, 1965-1966 

8:195

McGaugh, Lawrence  Vacuum Cantos  

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galleys, proofs, partial proofs, printing correspondence, 1969 

8:196

Meltzer, David  

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Secondary Correspondence (I), 1960-1966 

8:197

Secondary Correspondence (II), 1967-1968 

8:209

Correspondence, Ephemera, ca. 1967-1970 

8:210

Secondary Correspondence (III), 1969-1984 

8:211

Untitled TSS ("Allow these fragments...") , 1973 

8:214

Ephemera relating to reading by Meltzer -- 2 flyers, correspondence, printing stamp for tickets, ca. 1974 

9:217

Meltzer, David  The Process  

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contract, galleys, photo proof, production correspondence, reviews, 1965 

8:198

Meltzer, David  The Dark Continent  

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copies of TSS, author's first carbon MS, 1967 

8:199

correspondence, first galleys, 1967 

8:200

cover proof, galleys, page proofs, dummy, advance sheets, 1967 

8:201

Meltzer, David  Rock Tao (never published by Oyez) 

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correspondence, photo of Meltzer, 1966 

8:202

correspondence regarding rights and permissions, 1966-1967 

8:203

sketches by Meltzer (intended for internal artwork), ca. 1967 

8:204

set of page proofs, ca. 1967 

8:205

1 set uncorrected galleys, 2 partial sets of galleys with corrections, set of corrected galleys, partial page proofs, 1967 

8:206

two sets of corrected galleys, 1967 

8:207

pasted up page proofs, correspondence, 1967 

8:208

cover photographs, ca. 1967 

16:447

Meltzer, David  Eden Book (not published by Oyez) 

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copy of TSS, 1970 

8:212

Meltzer, David  French Broom  

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page proofs, proof copy in brown wrappers, proof copy in beige wrapper, 1970 

8:213

Meltzer, David  Blue Rags  

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copy of TSS, correspondence, dummy with paste-in text, 1974 

8:215

2 sets proofs marked '1st galleys', 1974 

9:216

Meltzer, David  Bolero  

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set of galleys, 1976 

9:218

Meltzer, David  Harps  

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rough paste-up of illustration, review, ca. 1976 

9:219

cover layout, ca. 1977 

16:449

Meltzer, David  Two-Way Mirror : A Note-Book  

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TSS with typesetting notes (spiral bound), ca. 1976 

9:220

paste-ups, printer's correspondence, 1977 

9:221

correspondence, reviews, print used for dustjacket, with negative, 1977 

9:222

copies of page proofs, 1977 

16:448

Miles, Josephine "Ten New Freedoms" (not published by Oyez) 

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TSS of broadside poem , 1964 

9:223

Miles, Josephine  Fields of Learning  

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carbon of TSS, 2 page partial TSS, 3 versions of TSS cover page, 2968 

9:224

Miles, Josephine  Civil Poems  

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contract, correspondence, original TSS, corrected page proofs, 1966 

9:225

printer's dummy proof, 4 sets galleys (1 with corrections), ca. 1966 

9:226

Miles, Josephine "Art" 

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Memorial card reprinted from Civil Poems, 1986 

not specified

Naoya, Shiga /  Say, Allen /  Meltzer, David "Morning Glories" (Oyez Christmas Keepsake, 1977) 

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TSS by Naoya, trans. by Say and Meltzer, ca. 1977 

9:228

original art, ca. 1977 

17:460

Olson, Charles  Human Universe (project not completed by Oyez) 

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Correspondence involving Donald Allen and  Andrew Hoyem regarding dispute over completion of a book by Olson, 1964-1965 

9:229

Olson, Charles  The Special View of History (edited by Ann Charters) 

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9:230

finished book, 1970 

9:230

copy of TSS, 2 sets corrected galleys (galley 1 and galley 5), TSS for epigraphs, 1970 

9:231

2 sets galleys (one with corrections), 3 sets page proofs, 1970 

9:232

advance copy, printing notes, partial proofs, proofs of promotional mailer, 2 photos (1 used for cover), 1970 

9:233

page proofs, printing correspondence and bills, 1970-1975 

9:234

correspondence with Charles Boer (Olson estate), 1970-1971 

9:235

cover design, cover paste-up, galleys, 1970 

16:441

Palmer, Doug  

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correspondence and records detailing sales of Basta and Moon Services (works not published by Oyez), 1967-1968 

9:236

Palmer, Doug  In Quire  

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early correspondence, 1968 

9:237

TSS and printing instructions from author, contract, 1970 

9:238

second version TSS, correspondence, MS of author's note, ca. 1973 

9:239

two sets of galleys, two sets of proofs, 1973 

9:240

Parkinson, Thomas  Thanatos: Earth Poems  

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galleys, contract, correspondence, secondary correspondence, printer's bill, 1965-1980 

9:241

production paste-ups, copies of proofs, 1977 

17:464

plate negatives in layout paste-up, 1977 

17:465

Parkinson, Thomas  ,  

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TSS of poems titled Forgeries (not published by Oyez), undated 

9:242

Parkinson, Thomas "From the Grand Chartreuse" 

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2 finished copies of Oyez Keepsake for New Year's, 1981 

9:243

Rodriguez-Nieto, Catherine, (ed.)   Firelight: Three Latin-American Poets  

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TSS (includes Photocopy pages), printing bill, 2 pcs. original art, design and layout materials, review, 1975-1976 

9:244

production paste-ups, copies of proofs, 1976 

17:453

Ruddy, William  Braille for a Storm of Loss  

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2 copies TSS (1 from printer), 1 pc. correspondence, cassette tape of poems read by the author, ca. 1978 

9:245

camera ready copy with 9 pcs. original line drawings, 1978 

9:246

camera ready copy with 9 pcs. original line drawings, undated 

9:247

correspondence, 2 sets proofs ('silverprint' and 'check' copies), 2 reviews, cover design, cover proof, 1978-1979 

9:248

Say, Allen  The Nose (Oyez Christmas Keepsake, 1973) 

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2 finished copies (handsewn, in mailing envelopes), TSS, galleys, 2 dummies, correspondence, 1973 

10:249

Seelye, John "BOEMB" 

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printed broadside poem, 1965 

10:250

Silberg, Richard  The Reckoning  

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galleys, correspondence, printer's bill, 1979 

10:251

Simon, John Oliver  Roads to Dawn Lake  

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2 sets galleys (1 set corrected by author), correspondence, 1968 

10:252

galleys pasted into notebook (VERY FRAGILE), 1968 

10:253

correspondence, set of F+G proofs, review, 1968-1972 

10:254

Simon, John Oliver  Picture of Red Bull Striding (not published by Oyez) 

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copy of TSS and 1 pc. correspondence from author, 1970 

10:255

Södergran, Edith /  Charters, Samuel  We Women  

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corrected proofs, cover photo, Photocopy proof set, F & G proofs, jacket proof, correspondence, 1977 

10:256

camera ready paste-up, 1977 

10:257

Spicer, Jack  A Book of Music (White Rabbit Publication) 

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TSS prepared by Andrea Wyatt (with printer's note) , undated 

10:258

Spicer, Jack  Language (White Rabbit Reprint) 

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First printing dissected, printer's correspondence, promotional cards, 1969 

10:259

Spicer, Jack  Book of Magazine Verse (White Rabbit Reprint) 

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First printing dissected, printer's correspondence, 1969 

10:260

correspondence relating to Spicer estate, reprints, ca. 1969-1981 

10:261

Tichborne, Chidiock "Tichborne's Elegy, Written in the Tower Before His Execution, 1586" (published by Cody's Books) 

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Print of Broadside Poem , ca. 1965? 

10:262

Torregian, Sotère  The Wounded Mattress  

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Correspondence, includes 4 pcs. correspondence from Philip Lamantia, contract, 1969-1973 

10:263

TSS, copy of TSS, photocopies of original art by author , ca. 1965 

10:264

galleys, page proofs, sample pages, cover proof, 1970 

10:265

2 sets page proofs, illustration notes, 1 pc. original art by author, cover photo, 1970 

10:266

jacket paste-up, 

17:454

Torregian, Sotère  

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Secondary Correspondence, includes unpublished poetry TSS, ca. 1976 

10:267

Torregian, Kathleen Teague   

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unpublished poetry TSS, 1970 

10:268

Transtormer, Thomas /  Charters, Samuel   Baltics  

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copy of TSS, correspondence, printer's bill, review clippings, 1974-1976 

10:269

set of first galleys, partial proofs, cover photo, jacket art proofs, 1975 

10:270

corrected page proofs, blank dummy, cover proof, 1975 

10:271

camera-ready proof set, 1 pc. correspondence, 1975 

10:272

Vinograd, Julia  Revolution and Other Poems  

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Four sets galleys, sample pages, blank dummy, 2 sets page proofs, 1970 

10:273

TSS, correspondence, budgeting notes, 1970 

10:274

Vinograd, Julia  Berkeley Street Cannibals  

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printer's bills, review, 1976 

10:275

Welch, Lew  On Out  

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unused cover proof, contract, correspondence, reviews, 1965 

10:276

first edition (Stapled proof in wrapper), TSS, corrected galleys, 1965 

10:277

correspondence, copy used for photo offset of second printing, 1965 

10:278

Wyatt, Andrea  Three Rooms  

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correspondence, TSS, 3 sets galleys, page proofs, F & G proofs, dummy, cover proof, design notes, review clipping, 1969-1972 

10:279

Wyatt, Andrea "Flowers Were Left There" 

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Four variant proofs of broadside poem, ca. 1969-1970 

10:280

Wyatt, Andrea  A Bibliography of Works by Larry Eigner  

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TSS with note, printer's correspondence, 1970 

10:281

Wyatt, Andrea  Poems of the Morning, Poems of the Storm  

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Poems of the Morning, Poems of the Storm, variant TSS, galleys and correspondence, 1973-1977 

10:282

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Series II: Press Correspondence, undated, 1964-1986 

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"A", undated 

11:283

Allen, Donald (2 pcs), 1964 

11:284

"B", undated 

11:285

Bartlett, Lee, 1974-1975, 1980 

11:286

Bertholf, Robert, 1978 

11:287

Bertolino, James, 1970-1973 

11:288

Black Sparrow Press --  John Martin, 1965-1969 

11:289

Bronk, William, 1965-1967 

11:290

Broughton, James, 1968-1969 

11:291

Butterick, George, 1969-1971 

11:292

"C", undated 

11:293

Campo, Allan, 1965-1973 

11:294

CCLM -- Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, 1968-1973 

11:295

Cohn, Marguerite --  House of Books, 1964-1967 

11:296

COSMEP -- Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers, 1968-1986 

11:297

Creeley, Robert, 1965 

11:298

Curtis, Gordon, 1966-1967 

11:299

"D", undated 

11:300

Dillon, Richard "Dick", ca. 1976-1980 

11:301

"E", undated 

11:302

"F" - "G", undated 

11:303

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence (1 pc.), 1965 

11:304

Ferrini, Vincent (2 pcs.), 1965, 1968 

11:305

"H", undated 

11:306

"I" - "J" - "K", undated 

11:307

"L", undated 

11:308

Laughlin, James -  New Directions, 1966-1976 

11:309

Levertov, Denise, 1967-1972 

11:310

"M", undated 

11:311

Mackintosh, Graham, 1970-1981 

12:312

Malanga, Gerard, 1966 

12:313

Moskowitz, Paul, 1984 

12:314

"N" - "O" - "P" - "Q", undated 

12:315

Phoenix Book Shop -  Marshall Clements,  Robert Wilson, 1965, 1970 

12:316

"R", undated 

12:317

"S", undated 

12:318

Saroyan, Aram, 1965, 1977 

12:319

Snyder, Gary (2 pcs.), 1965 

12:320

"T" - "U" - "V", 

12:321

Unicorn Book Shop -  Alan Brilliant,  Jack Shoemaker, 1966-1976 

12:322

"W", undated 

12:323

Whalen, Philip (1 pc.), 1965 

12:324

"X" - "Y" - "Z", undated 

12:325

Correspondents Not Identified, ca. 1965-1978 

12:326

Correspondence regarding print ads - Poetry,  Nation,  New York Review of Books, 1965-1969 

12:327

Secondary Correspondence with Universities and Libraries, 1967-1981 

12:328

Gift Acknowledgements from Universities and Libraries, 1966-1977 

12:329

Correspondence Regarding Catalogs and Indices of Small Presses, 1970-1976 

12:330

Marketing of Small Press Publications (not Oyez), undated 

12:331-334

Mailings from Literary Magazines, undated 

12:335

AAP - Academy of American Poets Press Releases, 1977-1979 

12:336

Small Press Publications not related to Oyez, undated 

13:337

Announcements for Literary Events (not related to Oyez), 

13:338-339

Manuscript Submission 

unspecified 

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Ajay, Stephen 

13:340

Atkins, Ruth  

13:341

Auster, Paul  

13:342

Barnes, Keith  

13:343

Bett, Stephen  

13:344

Cahill, Patrick  

13:345

Caplin, Loren Paul , 

13:346

Cassidy, Lelia B.  

13:347

Cole, David  

13:348

Collom, Jack  

13:349

Cloutier, David  

13:350

Dahlin, Barbara  

13:351

Dobel, Ken  

13:352

Fritzinger, Dennis  

13:353

Gelfand, Jim  

13:354

Goethe, Diane  

13:355

Greenberg, Judith Anne  

13:356

Grieder, Ted  

13:357

Hamilton, Fritz  

13:358

Hays, John  

13:359

Henderson, Edward  

13:360

Henig, Suzanne  

13:361

Henkin, Bill  

13:362

Howden, Michael 

13:363

Jackson, William  

13:364

Johnson, Nick 

13:365

Kruglick, Lewis 

13:366

Kunz, Lennie  

13:367

Madigan, Michael 

13:368

Martini, Sister Galen  

14:369

Moritz, Albert F. 

14:370

Moscrip, Carol  

14:371

Mosley, Maya  

14:372

Murphy, Joseph Frank  

14:373

Murphy, Tom  

14:374

Novak, Helga M. (tr. by  Ann Maria Celona) 

14:375

Porter, Arnold  

14:376

Petersen, Gail 

14:377

Ratner, Rochelle 

14:378

Rogers, Daniel John 

14:379

Ross, David S.  

14:380

Rudge, Mary 

14:381

Russell, Daniel (2 versions) 

14:382

Rivlin, Michael 

14:383

Skinner, John 

14:384

Smith, Joe  

14:385

Steingesser, Martin  

14:386

Tavolieri, Mike  

14:387

Terr, Leonard  

14:388

Townley, Rod (I)  

14:389-390

Vangelisti, Paul 

14:391

Ventadour, Fanny  

14:392

Viglini, Janelle 

14:393

Walker, Richard  

14:394

Wampler, Martin 

14:395

Wilson, Robert Dean 

14:396

Yates, Robin 

14:397

Zaller, Robert 

14:398

Zero, Frank 

14:399

Zipse, Erwin 

14:400

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Series III: Press Ephemera, undated, 1965-1986 

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Materials for Unproduced 'Festschrift' for Graham Mackintosh (various correspondents, including  David Meltzer,  Larry Eigner,  Sotère Torregian, and  Mary Fabilli), 1971 

15:401

Submission for unproduced 'festschrift' for Graham Mackintosh by "NTDS", ca. 1976 

17:459

2 copies of broadside with poem "The Seers" by Richard Korn and 2 short poems by  Orlanda Brugnola, 1971 

15:402

Announcements and Mailings, plus Christmas card by David Meltzer, ca. 1965 

15:403

Reviews and clippings not related to single projects, ca. 1970-1975 

15:404

Flyers and advertisements by Oyez, White Rabbit, ca. 1970 

15:405

Advertising Materials, Booklists, and Print Ads by Oyez, ca. 1969-1972 

15:406

Serendipity Books Catalogs (Oyez distributor), 1975-1977 

15:407

Photos of Bob Hawley,  Doug Palmer,  Sister Mary Norbert Körte, undated 

15:408

Photos (not identified), undated 

15:409

Programs from Events attended by Hawley, 1968, 1976 

15:410

Robert Hawley's Certificate of Ordination in  Universal Life Church, 1974 

15:411

Typesetting Catalogs, ca. 1975, 1986 

15:412

Proofs and TSS for announcement of broadside series, 1965 

15:413

Notes and Correspondence dealing with Hawley's role as agent for the sale of Kenneth Patchen's archive, 

15:414

Materials and Correspondence regarding Rounce and Coffin Western Books Exhibition, 1968 

15:415

Sales and Payment Ledger (Broadside Series), 1974 

15:416

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Series IV: Business Records, 1964-1981 

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Sales and Payment Ledger (Broadside Series), 1964-1966 

15:417

Sales Ledger (Various Titles), 1965-1968 

15:418

Sales Ledger (Everson -- Robinson Jeffers, Ann Charters), 1968-1969 

15:419

Checkbooks (2 ledgers), 1966-1981 

15:420

Sales/ Transactions -- Orders and Receipts, 1964-1966 

15:421

Sales/ Transactions -- Orders and Receipts, 1964-1967 

15:422

Sales/ Transactions -- Orders and Receipts, 1966-1967 

15:423

Sales/ Transactions -- Orders and Receipts, 1966-1970 

15:424

Correspondence/ Transactions with Printers (includes Cranium Press, West Coast Print Center, Braun-Brumfield, Edwards Brothers, Banta West), 1970-1979 

15:425

R. R. Bowker Books in Print Checklist, ca. 1980 

15:426

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Series V: Printing Blocks, undated 

General note

Engravings and woodblocks in this series are packed loosely. Most are marked with stickers to correspond with the dealer's catalog. The table below will help with cross-referencing blocks and book projects:

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Identified Blocks 

18

II.d. David Meltzer  The Process (1 pc.) 

II.i. David Meltzer  The Process (1 pc.) 

IV.f Bram Dijkstra  Faces in Skin (8 pcs) 

V.k. Lew Welch  On Out (1 pc.) 

VI.h. Lawrence McGaugh  A Fifth Sunday (1 pc.) 

VII.e. Thomas Parkinson  Thanatos: Earth Poems  

X.k. Mary Fabilli  The Old Ones (5 pcs.) 

XI.x. William Everson ( Brother Antoninus )  Single Source (2 pcs.) 

XI.y. William Everson ( Brother Antoninus )  Single Source (2 pcs.) 

XII.e. David Kherdian  Biographical Sketch and Descriptive Checklist of Gary Snyder (1 pc.) 

Philip Lamantia  Touch of the Marvelous (1 pc.) 

Sister Mary Norbert Körte  Hymn to the Gentle Sun (1 pc.) 

Robert Duncan  The Years as Catches (1 pc.) 

Robert Duncan  Of the War (1 pc.) 

Unidentified Blocks 

18

not identified (5 pcs.) 

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