A Guide to the Vincent Ferrini Papers, undated, 1949-1977

A Guide to the Vincent Ferrini Papers

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Vincent Ferrini Papers
Creator
Ferrini, Vincent
Inclusive Dates
undated, 1949-1977
Extent
2.25 Linear feet
Abstract
Vincent Ferrini was born 24 June 1913 in Saugus, Massachusetts, the son of Italian immigrants. Ferrini's first book of poems, No Smoke (1941), was written while he was employed by General Electric at the Lynn (MA) plant. In the early 1950s he edited a small magazine entitled  Four Winds
Call Number
1997.0107
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Shelia N. Demetriadis. (December 1976)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

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

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased from Mr. Ferrini by the University in August 1972.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Audiotapes
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Notebooks
  • Periodicals
  • Photographs
  • Publications

Geographic Name(s)

  • Gloucester (Mass.)
  • Massachusetts

Occupation(s)

  • Authors

Personal Name(s)

  • Corman, Cid
  • Eigner, Larry, 1927-.
  • Katsura, San
  • Malanga, Gerard
  • Olson, Charles, 1910-1970
  • Shaw, Louis

Subject(s)

  • American drama
  • American poetry
  • Cultural life
  • Four winds.
  • Literature
  • Poetry--Editing
  • Poets
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Twentieth century.

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Biography

Vincent Ferrini was born 24 June 1913 in  Saugus, Massachusetts, the son of Italian immigrants. He received his formal education in local schools and continued his learning through a self-initiated program of study. Ferrini's first book of poems,  No Smoke (1941), was written while he was employed by  General Electric at the  Lynn (MA) plant. Much of his poetry focuses on social issues relating to his factory experiences with GE and other large companies. In the early 1950s he edited a small magazine entitled  Four Winds.

Mr. Ferrini was married first to Margaret Duffy and then to artist  Mary Shore. He is the father of a son and two daughters (one deceased). Presently residing in  Gloucester, MA, he continues his literary activities. He also operates his own framemaking business.

For many years, Ferrini was a close friend of the poet Charles Olson (1910-1970), and has numerous acquaintances in literary circles.

Vincent Ferrini died on 24 December 2007 at the age of 94.

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Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, notes, newspaper clippings, photographs and literary ephemera (posters, broadsides, and pamphlets).

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Related Materials

Separated Material

The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged:

Creeley, Robert. Words. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1967. Inscribed “for Vincent in the pleasure of his place—with love, Bob Gloucester, Mass. July 27, 1967”Dodd Call No. B 5488

Ferrini, Vincent. Hermit of the Clouds. The Autobiography of Vincent Ferrini. [Japanese edition] Dodd Call No. A 4457b

Dorn, Edward. What I see in the Maximus Poems. N.P.: A Migrant Pamphlet, 1960. Inscribed “for Vincent first to see how the wind lieth O” Dodd Call No. WPS 3448

Olson, Charles. A Bibliography on America for Ed Dorn. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1964. Inscribed “Vincent Ferrini `Given' + how to  my other `Carp?'—with my own hands—today with this  Indice written at the same time: Blessings on me, Little Lamb What a Lion I am today! D.V. [see p. 10-  11, Vince] Wednesday January 20th 1966” Dodd Call No. WPS 3450

Olson, Charles. Charles Olson Reading at Berkeley. Transcribed by Zoe Brown. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1966. Inscribed “I hope legitmame (sic)! Especially for you Charles” Dodd Call No.

Olson, Charles. The Distances/Poems. New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1960. Inscribed “For Vincent with love from Charles” Dodd Call No. C 5402

Olson, Charles. O'Ryan 2 4 6 8 10. N.P., n.d. Inscribed “for Vince: `My stars! Why, bless my necktie!' Love, O Gloucester Jan 31 59” Dodd Call No. WPS 3449

Olson, Charles. Y ☀ X Drawings by Corrado Cagli, Poems by Charles Olson. Black Sun Press, 1948. Inscribed “The House of...(for) Vincent Ferrini Charles Olson January 20th 1966...3rd—+ firing factor of the Coordinates Y ☀ X is the K” Dodd Call No. D 1493

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Correspondence, n.d., 1949-1973 

BoxFolder

Academy of American Poets, 1968-1969 

1:1

Anastas, Peter, 1966-1971 

1:2

Art Digest (see  Kramer, Hilton) 

Asphodel Bookshop (see  Lowell, Jim) 

BoxFolder

The Atlantic Monthly, 1970 

1:3

Baldelli, Giovanni, 1955 

1:4-5

Bay State Banner, 1967 

1:6

Beacon Press, 1969-1970 

1:7

Benson, Joyce, 1971 

1:8

Black Sparrow Press, 1969 

1:9

Blaine, Nell, 1969 

1:10

Blaser, Robin, 1970 

1:11

Bodley House Literary Agency, Ltd., 1949 

1:12

Borash, Sam, 1972 

1:13

Brakhage, Stan, 1963 

1:14

Broburg, Jeane, 1970 

1:15

Brown University Library (see  Stoddard, Roger) 

BoxFolder

Buell, Carol, 197? 

1:16

Butterick, George, 1967-1972 

1:17

Calhoun, Douglas, 1970-1972 

1:18

Campbell, Paul, 1958-1959 

1:19

City Lights Bookshop (see Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

BoxFolder

Coach House Press, 1970 

1:20

Cohn, Lowell R., 1966 

1:21

Coletti-Perucca, U., 1956 

1:22

Coleman, Victor (see  Coach House Press) 

BoxFolder

Conrad, Carolyn, 1971 

1:23

Corman, Cid, 1949-1970 

1:24-65

Costley, Bill, 1976 

1:66

Creative Arts Festival, Kent State University, 1970 

1:67

Crehan, Hubert, 1959-1970? 

1:68

Creeley, Robert, 1950-1967 

1:69-77

Davis, Peter (see  The Atlantic Monthly) 

BoxFolder

Dickson, William S., 1969 

1:78

Doubleday and Co., 1968 

1:79

Eigner, Larry, 1955-1970 

1:80-110

Element Magazine, 1959 

1:111

Esty, Jane, 1958 

1:112

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1956-1957 

1:113-114

Ferrini, Paul, 1970-1971 

2:115

Ferrini, Sheila, 1970 

2:116

Ferrini, Vincent, 1958-1973 

2:117-121

Fortune Press, Ltd., 1970 

2:122

Garland, Joseph E., 1968 

2:123

Givovskaya, Darya N. (Dorothy), 1971 

2:124

Glassner, John, 1957 

2:125

Glover, Al, 1969 

2:126

Gold, Mike, 1958 

2:127

Goliard/Santa Fe, 1972 

2:128

Gotham Book Mart and Gallery, Inc., 1970-1971 

2:129

Granich, Mike, 1956 

2:130

Gratwick, H. (Mrs. William), 1964 

2:131

Guggenheim Foundation, 1970 

2:132

Hammond, John H., Jr., 1959 

2:133

Harmon, Catherine (see Bodley House), 

Harvard College Library (see  Broburg, Jeane) 

BoxFolder

Hecht, Mike, 1976 

2:134

Kelly, Robert, 1964-1965 

2:135-136

Kennedy, Edward M. (Senator), 1970 

2:137

The Kerryman Ltd. (  Dublin, Ireland), 1969 

2:138

Harvey, Jon, 1957 

2:139

Hoffman, Daniel, 1969 

2:140

International Publishers 1969 

2:141

Jeannine, n.d. 

2:142

Katsura, San, 1956-1971 

2:143-144

Keys, John, 1964-1971 

2:145-147

Kramer, Hilton, 1954-1956 

2:148-150

Kunitz, Stanley, 1969 

2:151

Lansing, Gerrit, 1963-1964 

2:152-154

Laughlin, James, 1970 

2:155

Layton, Irving, 1954 

2:156

Lenk, Marjorie, n.d. 

2:157

Lia, Constantine, 1968 

2:158

Library of Congress, Copyright Office, 1969 

2:159

Lindo, 1970-1971 

2:160

Lowell, Jim, 1954-1958 

2:161

Lowenfels, Walter, 1956-1972 

2:162-164

Lyle, David, 1971 

2:165

MacFarland, Arthur, n.d. 

2:166

Magaloni, Ignacio, 1958 

2:167

Malanga, Gerard, 1970-1971 

2:168-182

Mangione, Jene, 1969 

2:183

Mangravite, Peppino, 1956 

2:184

Mao Tun, 1957 

2:185

Marro, George, n.d. 

2:186

Martin, John (see  Black Sparrow Press) 

BoxFolder

May, James Boyer, 1957-1972 

2:187-190

McNaughton, Duncan, 1970 

2:191

Millett, Martha, 1956-1958 

2:192

Morrill, Donald, 1968-1972 

2:193

Mutiny Press (see  Esty, Jane) 

BoxFolder

National Book Committee, 1970 

2:194

Nelson, Truman, n.d. 

2:195

The New York Quarterly, 1970 

2:196

Nixon, Rice, 1955 

2:197

North Shore Magazine, 1969 

2:198

Norton, Janet S., 1969 

2:199

Olson, Betty, n.d., 1964 

3:200

Olson, Charles, 1960-1969 

3:201-228

Olson, Peter, 1963 

3:229

Parker, Harvey, 1956 

3:230

Poems of the People (see Torgerson, Eric) 

BoxFolder

Phoenix, 1969? 

3:231

Pingree School (see  Norton, Janet S.) 

BoxFolder

Poetry Society of America, 1969 

3:232

Ramos, George, n.d. 

3:233

Randall de Mondragon, Margaret, 1963-1970 

3:234

Reitano, Joe, 1970 

3:235

Rexroth, Kenneth, 1957 

3:236

“Rory”, n.d., 1971 

3:237

Rubenstein, Richard, 1951 

3:238

Russell, Peter, 1955-1958 

3:239-241

Sanders, Ed, 1963-1964 

3:242-243

Sankey, John, 1957-1972 

3:244

Sarbo, Lorra (Mrs. Peter D.), 1970 

3:245

Sawyer, Paul, 1970, 1976 

3:246-247

Schales, William, 1970 

3:248

Shaw, Louis, 1965-1971 

3:249

Shore, Mary, 1972 

3:250

Sonster, Ray, 1963 

3:251

Sparrow Magazine, n.d. 

3:252

Spoken Arts, Inc., 1970 

3:253

Stefanile, Frank, 1955 

3:254

Stoddard, Roger E., 1963 

3:255

Sumac Press, 1970 

3:256

Swallow Press, Inc., 1970 

3:257

Taggart, John, 1971 

3:258-259

Takagi, Yasaka, 1955 

3:260

Taylor, Tom, 1970 

3:261

Temple Bar Bookshop, 1970 

3:262

Tension, n.d. 

3:263

Torgerson, Eric, 1970-1971 

3:264

Tuttle, Charles E., Co., Inc., 1970 

3:265

Unidentified Single letters, 1952-1976 

3:266

University of Pennsylvania (see  Hoffman, Daniel) 

BoxFolder

Ventures in Sound, 1955 

3:267

Ventures in Sound, 1955 

3:268

Vermont Stoveside Press, n.d., 1968 

3:269

Villiers Publications (see  Sankey, John) 

BoxFolder

WBZ-TV4, 1969 

3:270

Wesleyan University Press, 1969 

3:271

WGBH, 1970-1971 

3:272

Williams, Jonathan, 1954-1968 

3:273-281

Zimmerman, Daniel, 1970 

3:282

Zobin, Mark, n.d. 

3:283

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Series II: Manuscripts, n.d., 1951-1970 

BoxFolder

Alcalay, Leor, 1970 

3:284

Clarke, Jack, 1965 

3:285

Corman, Cid, 1951? 

3:286

David-Neel, Alexandra n.d. 

3:287

Dlugoszewski, Lucia n.d. 

3:288

Eigner, Larry 1970 

3:289

Ferrini, Paul (?) n.d. 

3:290
Box

Ferrini, Vincent 

4
BoxFolder

Autobiography n.d. 

4:291

“Endless Journey” n.d. 

4:292

“An Interior Dynasty” n.d. 

4:293

“Irradiations for a Sanctuary” n.d. 

4:294

“Mindscapes” n.d. 

4:295

Notes n.d. 

4:296

“The Temple” n.d. 

4:297

“The Weed” n.d. 

4:298
BoxFolder

Katsura, San 1967 

4:299-300

Malanga, Gerard 1970 

4:301

Olson, Charles n.d., 1968 

4:302

Taylor, Tom n.d. 

4:303

Torgerson, Eric (?) n.d. 

4:304

Unidentified author(s) n.d. 

4:305-306

Weaver, Mike n.d. 

4:307

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Series III: Clippings and Ephemera n.d., 1977 

BoxFolder

Newspaper clippings n.d. 

4:308

Boston Globe Calendar 1977 

4:309

Ephemera n.d. 

4:310

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Series IV: Photographs and AV Materials n.d., 1966 

BoxFolder

Unidentified n.d., 1966 

4:311
Box

3 Reel to reel tapes (unlabeled) n.d. 

5

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