A Guide to the Michael Rumaker Papers, 1950-2010

A Guide to the Michael Rumaker Papers

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Michael Rumaker Papers
Creator
Rumaker, Michael
Inclusive Dates
1950-2010
Extent
75.0 Linear feet
Abstract
The Michael Rumaker Papers consist of manuscripts, letters, notebooks, audio recordings, and other personal papers from 1950 to 2010, including personal journals and and family photographs from 1925 through 2010. Literary manuscripts comprise multiple formats including short stories, plays, poems, essays, reviews, and fiction.
Call Number
1997.0007
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Archives & Special Collections staff (March 2012)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Michael Rumaker 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 has been acquired in multiple installments from Mr. Rumaker beginning in 1974.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Michael Rumaker 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
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Notebooks
  • Personal papers
  • Photographs

Subject(s)

  • Literary Collections

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Biographical Summary

Michael Rumaker was born in South Philadelphia to Michael Joseph and Winifred Marvel Rumaker, the fourth of nine children. He spent his first seven months in the Preston Retreat charity ward, too sickly to be brought home, while his mother helped pay for her keep and his birth by peeling potatoes in the hospital's kitchen. He grew up in National Park, New Jersey, a small town on the Delaware River, and later attended the school of journalism at Rider College in Trenton on a half-scholarship. After hearing artist Ben Shahn speak enthusiastically of Black Mountain College during a lecture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, he applied to the college and was granted a work scholarship. In September 1952 he transferred to Black Mountain--washing dishes seven days a week, managing dishwashing crews, and taking care of the kitchen his first year--and studied in the writing classes of Charles Olson and Robert Creeley. While at Black Mountain College he produced three stacks of manuscripts, each a foot high, which he kept hidden on a top shelf. He symbolically burned them at the time of his graduation--"a ritualistic burning of apprentice rubbish," he recalls--saving only three or four stories.

His breakthrough was "The Truck," written for Olson's writing class in October 1954: "after two years of confused false starts and superficial scratchings, I wrote my first real short story, although, in what was to become usual for me, I didn't know it till after the fact." He had "reached back," by his own account, into his adolescence in the mid-1940s and a street gang he knew in the northern section of Camden, New Jersey, "to get it." Olson's response was enthusiastic, and he suggested that Rumaker send the story to Robert Creeley for the Black Mountain Review. "After that, I went on to work with abandon and increased energy and wrote a half dozen or so additional stories in rapid succession, working consistently up to the end of the 1954 winter term and into a winter-break spent in New York City." These additional stories included "Exit 3" and "The Pipe," both collected in Gringos and Other Stories (1967).

In September 1955 Rumaker graduated from Black Mountain with an honors degree ( Robert Duncan was his outside examiner)--one of only two or three students to have graduated from the college in its final years. After graduation, he lived in Philadelphia for a year, working in an advertising agency during the day and writing stories at night ("Black Mountain College," he wrote, "had prepared me for nothing but my destiny"). In October 1956, he quit his job at the agency and hitchhiked the three thousand miles to San Francisco, where he worked as a clerk for a steamship company, again writing in his spare time while staying with former Black Mountain friends there, on hand for the energies shortly to be recognized as those of the Beat Generation. He describes these days vividly in "Robert Duncan in San Francisco," part of his memoir of literary life still in progress. What he found was that "A new vitality was beginning to stir in the light and spaciously open air.... It seemed that everybody was writing and painting and making music. Dress, hair, talk was shaggier, rawer; fresh idioms of speech were possible. To me, the look and talk of those most actively involved was like an extension and coalescence of earlier Black Mountain changearounds, that had cohered and emerged simultaneously in Swannanoa Valley and the Bay Area."

He returned to New York in April 1958, suffered a breakdown some six months later, and was hospitalized, first at Bellevue and then at Rockland State just north of New York City, until August 1960. His first contract, then--four stories for Scribners' Short Story 2 anthology--was signed in a mental institution. Since recovery he has continued to live in Rockland County, first in Grand View on the Hudson River and since 1974 in South Nyack. He received an M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University in 1969 and has taught writing at the New School for Social Research, City College of New York, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Rockland Center for the Arts.

Michael Rumaker has published works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, novels, short stories, and two memoirs. He received an M.F.A. in creative writing from Columbia University in 1969 and has taught writing at the New School for Social Research, City College of New York, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Rockland Center for the Arts.

According to George Butterick, who began reading and collecting Michael Rumaker’s literary papers at the University of Connecticut in 1974, "Rumaker has proceeded from writing about disengaged youth in a generation willing to declare its difference, to being a celebrant of total life and human joy. Actively participating in his own destiny, he has left a glowing trail of work to document the struggle toward identity. He represents, in his later writings, one extension of the Beat revolution: the embracing of sexual diversity. Governing all his work is an indefatigable spirit that gives the creative life reward.”

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Scope and Content Note

The Michael Rumaker Papers consist of manuscripts, letters, notebooks, audio recordings, and other personal papers from 1950 to 2010, including personal journals and and family photographs from 1925 through 2010. Literary manuscripts comprise multiple formats including short stories, plays, poems, essays, reviews, and fiction.

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Publications

Books The Butterfly (New York: Scribners, 1962; London: MacDonald, 1968). The Bar (San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1965). Exit 3 and other stories (Harmondsworth, U.K.: Penguin, 1966); republished as Gringos and Other Stories (New York: Grove, 1967). A Day and a Night at the Baths (Bolinas, Cal.: Grey Fox Press, 1979). My First Satyrnalia (San Francisco: Grey Fox Press, 1981). 3 X 3(Rocky Mount, N.C.: North Carolina Wesleyan College Press, 1989). To Kill a Cardinal (Rocky Mount, N.C.: A.M. Kaye, 1992). Robert Duncan in San Francisco(San Francisco: Grey Fox Press, 1996).

Periodical Publications--Nonfiction •"Allen Ginsberg's HOWL," Black Mountain Review, 7 (Autumn 1957): 228-237. •"The Use of the Unconscious in Writing," Measure, 2 (Winter 1958): 2-4. •"Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville," Kulchur, 10 (Summer 1963): 54-59. •"Robert Duncan in San Francisco," Credences, 5/6 (March 1978): 12-55. •"Robert Creeley at Black Mountain," Boundary 2, 6-7 (Spring-Fall 1978): 137-170.

Periodical Publications--Fiction •"The Truck," Black Mountain Review, 5 (Summer 1955): 54-75. •"The Pipe," Black Mountain Review, 6 (Spring 1956): 69-108. •"The Desert," Evergreen Review, 2 (1957): 65-105. •"Exit 3," Evergreen Review, 5 (Summer 1958): 127-149. •"Loie's Party," Folio, 25 (Spring 1960): 21-36. •"First-Born," Redbook, 119 (June 1962): 44-45. •"Up from the River," Cosmopolitan, 154 (March 1963): 94-98. •"The Sky is a Runner," Seventeen, 23 (July 1964): 90, 107-109. •"A Night at the Movies," Periodics, 1 (Spring 1977): 7-14. •"Kids," Sarcophagus,4 (December 1977): 27-31.

Periodical Publications--Poetry •"Going Home," Nation,206 (5 February 1968): 182. •"For Charles Olson," Evergreen Review, 76 (March 1970): 27. •"Camden, N.J.," Evergreen Review, 80 (July 1970): 37. •"In a Garden," Fathar, 7 (March 1975): 68-72. •"A Day at the Bike Races," Athanor, 6 (Spring 1975): 39-44. •"Yet Another Poem Addressed to Walt Whitman," St. Andrews Review, 4 (Spring-Summer 1977): 84-85.

Other •"The Teddy Bear," in The Moderns: An Anthology of New Writing in America, edited by LeRoi Jones (New York: Corinth Books, 1963), pp. 159-168. •"Pizza," in City Lights Anthology, edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1974), pp. 71-74.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Manuscripts 

Box
1-15

Subseries I: Short stories 

Box
1-2
Box

A Little Man 

1

A Little Man ca. 1960 

1

A Lover 

1

A Night at Columbia 

1

A Night at Columbia 

1

A Night At The Movies 

1

A Night At The Movies March 13, 1974 

1

Alice 

1

The Bachelor 

1

The Bachelor ca. 1970 

1

The Bar 11/5/1954 

1

The Bar 

1

Drafts of "Billy" May 2, 1965 

1

The Bitch 

1

The Brothers 

1

The Brothers (2) ca. 1955 

1

The Butterfly 

1

The Circle 

1

The Dead ca. 1960 

1

The Desert 

1

Digging 

1

Doctor Sylvan 

1

Eiko 

1

Eiko and Jim 

1

Eiko Visits Jim 

1

Exit Three 

1

The Father 

1

The Father (2) ca. 1960 

1

Green Beer 

1

Gringos 

1

Gringos (6) 1965 

1

The High Bridge Above the Tagus River at Toledo 

1

The Jest 

1

Jim 

1

Jim (2) ca. 1958 

1

Kids 

1

The Kitten 

1

The Kitten (2) ca. 1960-65 

1

The Lilac Tree ca. 1960 

1

Loie's Party 

1

The Loving 

1

The Meeting 

1

Michael the Archangel 

1

“Michael the Archangel,” 1976 

1

The Morning Glory 

1

The Mute 

1

"The Mute" ca. 1960-65 

1

My Brother Bill 

1

Near and Far 4/4/1958 

1

The Pipe 

1

Portrait of T-I ca. 1965 

1

The River 

1

The River at Night ca. 1960-65 

1

Roland 

2

Roland ca. 1962 

2

The Sky is a Runner ca. 1964 

2

Suicide - Black Mountain 

2

The Teddy Bear ca. 1962 

2

The Teddy Bear and other stories ca. 1967 

2

Tom 

2

Tom (2) ca. 1960 

2

The Truck 

2

The Waiting Room 9/8/1980 

2

The Yellow Balloon 

2

Untitled 'You told me to write this…' 

2

Untitled 'At times there was about her…' 

2

Untitled 'At the door, Robert was shy…' 

2

Untitled 'The boy was no more than 18 or 19…' 

2

Untitled 'There was in him a sadness…' 

2

Untitled 'He had taken off his clothes slowly…' 

2

Untitled 'He knew and yet…' 

2

Untitled 'He, crying in C’s arms…' 

2

Untitled 'Always there was the wordless…' 

2

Untitled 'There seems to be about her…' 

2

Untitled 'He sat on the front steps of the lodge…' 

2

Untitled 'When he picked up the telephone…' 

2

Untitled 'M and I sitting on a green bench…' 

2

Untitled 'He sat on the steps…’ 

2

Untitled 'I passed them first…' 

2

Untitled 'It was a long narrow bar…' 11/9/1962 

2

Untitled 'Rachel wore…' 

2

Untitled 'The early sun shone…' 2/11/1954 

2

Untitled Fiction 

2

Untitled (2) 

2

Subseries II: Plays 

Box
2
Box

The Desert (a play) ca. 1965 

2

The Desert (adapted for San Antonio Actor's Studio) 

2

Kangaroo ca. 1955 

2

Queers c. 1965 

2

Queers (a play) ca. 1970 

2

Queers (3rd Drafts) 

2

The Truck (adapted for San Antonio Actor's Studio) 

2

'Weiners and Stern at Judson' [1963] 

2

Subseries III: Poems 

Box
2-3
Box

1/7/77 7 a.m. 

2

2/11/74 1974 

2

12/26/76 10:05 p.m. 

2

A Day at the Bike Races 1974 

2

A Day at the Bike Races #2 

2

A Day at the Bike Races 

2

Airlifting the Children from Vietnam 

2

At Bear Mountain 1974 

2

At Bear Mountain 

2

At Hook Mountain 

2

A Visit Home 1962 

2

Back At Cape Ann 

2

The Blue Jay ca. 1964 

2

Camden N.J. ca. 1970 

2

Camden N.J. 

2

Cape Ann (8 versions) 01/29/90 

1

Crow Dog and Black Elk 

2

Dead Chicken ca. 1964 

2

Earth 

2

For Charles Olson ca. 1970 

2

For H.J. ca. 1962 

2

For the guys making the new office building ca. 1964 

2

"Go beautifully into the earth. . ." 

2

Going home ca. 1966 

2

Greens 1974 

2

The Heat 

2

'I saw all afternoon...' ca. 1960 

2

ICE 

2

In a Garden 1974 

2

In a Garden 

2

In Van Houlen Fields 

2

Lightning 

2

Maharag 1974 

2

May 1 1956-1965 

2

Meat Hoist ca. 1966 

2

Mother's Day 1974 

2

My mother ca. 1970 

2

Mr. Mobil 1974 

2

Mr. Mobil 

2

Mr. & Mrs. America 1974 

2

Musin' 

2

Muskrat 

2

On Sensual Disobedience 

2

Poets are Saps 

2

Pizza 1974 

2

Pizza 

2

Praying Mantis 

2

Re Lee Ho 1974 

2

Revvin 1974 

2

Sanctuary 1974 

2

Seagull 

2

Sleep April 10, 1964 

2

Slug 

2

Snowbird March 19, 1956 

2

Song for Whales 

2

Spotted touch-me-not 

2

Squirrel 

2

Sunday Morning 1974 

2

Tallman Mountain 

2

'There's no cure...' ca. 196? 

2

Thieves 1974 

2

To a motorcyclist killed on Route 9W ca. 1965 

2

To a 19-yr-old marine killed in Danang ca. 1966 

2

Tree 1974 

2

'what can I say...' ca. 196? 

2

Yet Another Poem Addressed to Walt Whitman 1974 

2

You bleedin… ca. 1965 

2

You Deserve a Break Today November 10, 1974 

2

Poetry Untitled I 

3

Untitled Poetry 

3

MS "The Other Side of Night" 

3

Book of Poems #1 

3

Book of Poems #2 

2

Book of Poems #3 

3

4 Months After the Breakdown and Indians Stop Interrupting My Dreams (poems), and The Desert (typescript) 1960s to 1971 

Subseries IV: Essays and Reviews 

Box
3
Box

Autobiography ca. 1962 

3

Bartleby the Scrivener 

3

Charles Olson's 'As the Dead Prey Upon Us' 

3

Cooling It 

3

Dream 

3

Dreams ca. 1960 

3

Ginsberg's 'Howl' 

3

The Hypocrite Days 

3

The Island ca. 1963 

3

The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald ca. 1964 

3

'No & Hugo" ca. 1965 

3

No Longer Human 

3

Notes on Jane Austen's Persuasion 

3

Notes on The Wild Ones 

3

Reinhart in Love ca. 1965 

3

Robert Creeley’s Ballad of the Despairing Husband 

3

Robert Creeley’s First class at BMC 

3

Six essays on Shakespeare 

3

Sorrentino’s ‘The Sky Changes’ ca. 1966 

3

The Uninstructed ca. 1958 

3

The Use of the Unconscious in Writing 

3

The Use of the Unconscious in Writing February 29, 1957 

3

'Walden Two...' c. 1965 

3

Subseries V: Notes and Fragments 

Box
3
Box

Rough Work #1 

3

Rough Work #2 

3

Rough Work #3 

3

Rough Work #4 

3

Notes and Fragments ca. 1960-1965 

3

Miscellaneous Fragments c. 1960-1965 

3

Writings 1971 

3

Subseries VI: Manuscripts by others 

Box
3
Box

'A Newly Discovered 'Homeric' Hymn' (Charles Olson) 1955 

3

'Ballad of a Despairing Husband' (Robert Creeley) 1955 

3

'I, too, met you at the garden...' (Edward Marshall) 1956 

3

'Scenes from the Life of Peppertree' (Denise Levertov) 1956 

3

'A Row on the Lake' (Janice Nyack) October 19, 1961 

3

The Sky Changes (Gilbert Sorrentino) 

3

Eyes (William Wendelken) ca. 196? 

3

What is Children (Paul Rumaker) ca. 196? 

3

Triad (Pamela McCorduck) ca. 196-? 

3

The Rebirth of Johnny (notes) (Harper's) (Mira Rothenberg) 1960 

3

Joe Lanzone Poems and Other Friends 

3

Subseries VII: Book manuscripts 

Box
3-15
Box

"Memoirs" September 26, 1963 - August 7, 1967 

3

Robert Duncan in San Francisco 

3

1st and 2nd Drafts of "Robert Duncan in San Francisco" (1976 Revision), 1st Draft February 4, 1976 

3

1st and 2nd Drafts of "Robert Duncan in San Francisco" (1976 Revision), 1st Draft January 9, 1976 

3

1st and 2nd Drafts of "Robert Duncan in San Francisco" (1976 Revision), 2nd Draft February 21, 1976 

3

1st and 2nd Drafts of "Robert Duncan in San Francisco" (1976 Revision), 3rd Draft February 8, 1977 

3

Notes and MS Materials for "Robert Duncan in San Francisco" from unpublished MS San Francisco Days and Nights 1979-1981 

3

2 Typescript copies with hand-written notes of "Robert Duncan in San Francisco" April 1, 1976 

3

Typescripts of "Robert Duncan in San Francisco" (Final Version) 

3

Correspondence on Robert Duncan in San Francisco, Grey Fox Press, Don Allen May, 3, 1996 - February/March, 1997 

3

2 revised drafts, corrected proofs, plus copy of original version of "RD in SF" (with annotations for the book) in Credences 5/6 March 1978, Vol. 2, Nos. 3/4 1978-1996 

3

All Drafts of 'A Day and a Night at the Baths' #1 

4

All Drafts of 'A Day and a Night at the Baths' #2 

4

All Drafts of 'A Day and a Night at the Baths' #3 

4

All Drafts of 'A Day and a Night at the Baths' #4 

4

Notes, 4 Notebooks, and Newspaper Clippings on Everard Baths for 'A Day and a Night in the Baths" #1 October 14, 1977 

4

Notes, 4 Notebooks, and Newspaper Clippings on Everard Baths for 'A Day and a Night in the Baths" #2 October 14, 1977 

4

Notes, 4 Notebooks, and Newspaper Clippings on Everard Baths for 'A Day and a Night in the Baths" #3 October 14, 1977 

4

4th Draft of 'A Day and a Night at the Baths," Michael's Copy July 29, 1977 

4

4th Draft of 'A Day and a Night at the Baths' 

4

4th Draft of 'A Day and a Night at the Baths' 

4

'A Day and a Night at the Baths,' working copy for Grey Fox edition with Don Allen 1978 

4

'A Day and a Night at the Baths,' 3rd and 4th draft and short stories "Kids" and "A Night at the Movies" for NY CAPS grant 1977 

4

'A Day and a Night in the Baths,' unfinished copy for NY State CAPS grant 1978 

4

Don Allen - Grey Fox Press and E. Fassbinder/Verlog Rosa Winkel), A Day and a Night in the Baths 

4

Don Allen - Grey Fox Press and Egmont Fassbinder/Verlag Rosa Winkel, Berlin and German, A Day and a Night in the Baths (Including Robert Duncan in San Francisco Material) 

4

'Robert Creeley at Black Mountain,' handwritten and typed notes October 17, 1997 - November 12, 1977 

4

'Robert Creeley at Black Mountain,' Third draft notes December, 1977 

4

'Robert Creeley at Black Mountain,' Third draft typescript December 13, 1977 

4

'Robert Creeley at Black Mountain,' misc. typed pages of drafts 

4

'My First Satyrnalia' (Notes and Drafts) 

4

Drafts 1, 2, and 3, plus notes of Part I of 'My First Satyrnalia' #1 

4

Drafts 1, 2, and 3, plus notes of Part I of 'My First Satyrnalia' #2 

4

Drafts 1, 2, and 3, plus notes of Part I of 'My First Satyrnalia' #3 

4

Drafts 1, 2, and 3, plus notes of Part I of 'My First Satyrnalia' #4 

5

3rd Draft of Part II of 'My First Satyrnalia' #1 

5

3rd Draft of Part II of 'My First Satyrnalia' #2 

5

3rd Draft of Part II of 'My First Satyrnalia' #3 

5

'My First Satyrnalia,' 4th Draft, Part I #1 

5

'My First Satyrnalia,' 4th Draft, Part I #2 

5

'My First Satyrnalia,' 4th Draft, Part I #3 

5

'My First Satyrnalia,' 4th Draft, Part I (Notes) #4 

5

First Part, 5th Draft, ' My First Satyrnalia' completed 8/18/1980 and Second Part, Final 4th Draft (pp. 166-278) finished 11/12/1980 8:45 P.M. #1 August 18, 1980 - November 11, 1980 

5

First Part, 5th Draft, ' My First Satyrnalia' completed 8/18/1980 and Second Part, Final 4th Draft (pp. 166-278) finished 11/12/1980 8:45 P.M. #2 August 18, 1980 - November 11, 1980 

5

First Part, 5th Draft, ' My First Satyrnalia' completed 8/18/1980 and Second Part, Final 4th Draft (pp. 166-278) finished 11/12/1980 8:45 P.M. #3 August 18, 1980 - November 11, 1980 

5

Working Copies of MSS of 'My First Satyrnalia' #1 

5

Working Copies of MSS of 'My First Satyrnalia' #2 (1) 

5

Working Copies of MSS of 'My First Satyrnalia' #2 (2) 

5

Working Copies of MSS of 'My First Satyrnalia' #2 (3) 

5

Working Copies of MSS of 'My First Satyrnalia' #2 (4) 

5

Working Copies of MSS of 'My First Satyrnalia' #3 (1) 

5

Working Copies of MSS of 'My First Satyrnalia' #3 (2) 

5

Working Copies of MSS of 'My First Satyrnalia' #3 (3) 

5

Working Copies of MSS of 'My First Satyrnalia' #4 (1) 

5

Working Copies of MSS of 'My First Satyrnalia' #4 (2) 

5

Working Copies of MSS of 'My First Satyrnalia' #4 (3) 

5

My First Satyrnalia typescripts 1980 

5

My First Satyrnalia (From Don Allen), corrected proofs p. 1-101 1981 

5

My First Satyrnalia (From Don Allen), corrected proofs p. 102-202 1981 

5

My First Satyrnalia (From Don Allen), corrected proofs p. 203-278 1981 

5

Early Notes for Pagan Days 1983-1985 

5

Notes Pagan Days - Part 2 - S. Jersey #1 1982-1983 

5

Notes Pagan Days - Part 2 - S. Jersey #2 1982-1983 

5

Notes Pagan Days - Part 2 - S. Jersey #3 1982-1983 

5

Early Drafts of Pagan Days and Philadelphia Days Folder 1 1979 

6

Early Drafts of Pagan Days and Philadelphia Days Folder 2 1979-1981 

6

Early Drafts of Pagan Days and Philadelphia Days Folder 3 1979-1981 

6

Early Drafts of Pagan Days and Philadelphia Days 1981-1982 

6

Early Drafts of Pagan Days and Philadelphia Days Folder 1 1982 

6

Early Drafts of Pagan Days and Philadelphia Days Folder 2 1982 

6

Early Drafts of Pagan Days and Philadelphia Days Folder 3 1982 

6

Early Drafts of Pagan Days and Philadelphia Days Folder 4 1982 

6

Early Drafts of Pagan Days and Philadelphia Days Folder 1 1982-1984 

6

Early Drafts of Pagan Days and Philadelphia Days Folder 2 1982-1984 

6

Early Drafts of Pagan Days and Philadelphia Days 1983 

6

Typed Pages of Pagan Days, 3rd and 4th Drafts #1 March 17, 1984 

6

Typed Pages of Pagan Days, 3rd and 4th Drafts #2 March 17, 1984 

6

Typed Pages of Pagan Days, 3rd and 4th Drafts #3 March 17, 1984 

6

Pagan Days, 3rd Draft, pgs. 169-404 #1 February 21, 1984 

6

Pagan Days, 3rd Draft, pgs. 169-404 #2 February 21, 1984 

6

Pagan Days, 3rd Draft, pgs. 169-404 #3 February 21, 1984 

6

Phila Days MS 4th Draft #1 1981-1982 

6

Phila Days MS 4th Draft #2 1981-1982 

6

Phila Days MS 4th Draft #3 1981-1982 

6

4th Draft Pagan Days to p. 271 #1 March 17, 1984 - November 1, 1984 

7

4th Draft Pagan Days to p. 271 #2 March 17, 1984 - November 1, 1984 

7

4th Draft Pagan Days to p. 271 #3 March 17, 1984 - November 1, 1984 

7

4th Draft Pagan Days to p. 271 #4 March 17, 1984 - November 1, 1984 

7

Original Typescript, 4th Draft of Pagan Days p. 272-506 #1 February 22, 1986 

7

Original Typescript, 4th Draft of Pagan Days p. 272-506 #2 February 22, 1986 

7

Original Typescript, 4th Draft of Pagan Days p. 272-506 #3 February 22, 1986 

7

Typed and Done Pages 4th Drafts of Pagan Days 

7

4th Draft Xerox of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-248 #1 March 17, 1984 

7

4th Draft Xerox of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-248 #2 March 17, 1984 

7

Typed Original MS of corrected 5th draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-382 #1 

7

Typed Original MS of corrected 5th draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-382 #2 

7

Typed Original MS of corrected 5th draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-382 #3 

7

Original Typescript of 5th Draft of Pagan Days sent to Harper and Row p. 383-790 #1 December 13, 1985 

7

Original Typescript of 5th Draft of Pagan Days sent to Harper and Row p. 383-790 #2 December 13, 1985 

7

Original Typescript of 5th Draft of Pagan Days sent to Harper and Row p. 383-790 #3 December 13, 1985 

7

Original Typescript of 5th Draft of Pagan Days sent to Harper and Row p. 383-790 #4 December 13, 1985 

7

"My Carbon Copy," 5th Draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-522 #1 

7

"My Carbon Copy," 5th Draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-522 #2 

7

"My Carbon Copy," 5th Draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-522 #3 

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"My Carbon Copy," 5th Draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-522 #4 

7

"My Carbon Copy," 5th Draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-522 #5 

7

"My Carbon Copy," of 5th Draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 523-790 #1 

8

"My Carbon Copy," of 5th Draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 523-790 #2 

8

"My Carbon Copy," of 5th Draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 523-790 #3 

8

Extra Carbon No. 2, 5th Draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-451 #1 June 21, 1985 

8

Extra Carbon No. 2, 5th Draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-451 #2 June 21, 1985 

8

Extra Carbon No. 2, 5th Draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-451 #3 June 21, 1985 

8

Extra Carbon No. 2, 5th Draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-451 #4 June 21, 1985 

8

5th Draft Extra Carbon of Pagan Days sent to Harper and Row #1 December 13, 1985 

8

5th Draft Extra Carbon of Pagan Days sent to Harper and Row #2 December 13, 1985 

8

5th Draft Extra Carbon of Pagan Days sent to Harper and Row #3 December 13, 1985 

8

Copy of Pagan Days, Part 1, pgs. 214a-439 

8

Copy of Pagan Days, Part 2, pgs. 200-371 

8

Copy of Pagan Days, pgs 690-790 October 16, 1986 

8

Copy of Pagan Days Part II, pgs. 440-600 June 22, 1986 

8

Copy of Pagan Days, Part 2, pgs 200-371 

8

Copy of Part II of Pagan Days, pgs. 475-890 with cuts #1 

8

Copy of Part II of Pagan Days, pgs. 475-890 with cuts #2 

8

Copy of Part II of Pagan Days, pgs. 475-890 with cuts #3 

8

Xerox Copy, Part of 6th Draft, Part Two, Pagan Days, pgs. 201-371 #1 

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Xerox Copy, Part of 6th Draft, Part Two, Pagan Days, pgs. 201-371 #2 

8

Xerox of 6th draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-290 #1 

8

Xerox of 6th draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-290 #2 

8

Xerox of 6th draft of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-290 #3 

8

Proof Corrections on typescript of Maria Correa's Print-out of Pagan Days #1 

9

Proof Corrections on typescript of Maria Correa's Print-out of Pagan Days #2 

9

Cuts for Final Pagan Days MS, pgs. 1-262 #1 

9

Cuts for Final Pagan Days MS, pgs. 1-262 #2 

9

Miscellaneous pages of Pagan Days with hand-written changes and cuts of pgs. 263-449 #1 

9

Miscellaneous pages of Pagan Days with hand-written changes and cuts of pgs. 263-449 #2 

9

Extra Copy of Pagan Days, pgs 215-263 

9

Corrected Print-out of Pagan Days #1 

9

Corrected Print-out of Pagan Days #2 

9

Corrected Print-out of Pagan Days #3 

9

Xerox Copy of Revised Part I of Pagan Days (6th Draft) #1 April 1, 1986 

9

Xerox Copy of Revised Part I of Pagan Days (6th Draft) #2 April 1, 1986 

9

Corrected Extra Copy of Pagan Days Part II, pgs. 201-224 July 31, 1986 

9

Extra Xerox Pages, Pagan Days 

9

Thelma Connolly's Typescript of Part One of Pagan Days (pgs. 1-199) and Yvonne Doughty's typescript of Part Two (pgs. 200-371) #1 

9

Thelma Connolly's Typescript of Part One of Pagan Days (pgs. 1-199) and Yvonne Doughty's typescript of Part Two (pgs. 200-371) #2 

9

Thelma Connolly's Typescript of Part One of Pagan Days (pgs. 1-199) and Yvonne Doughty's typescript of Part Two (pgs. 200-371) #3 

9

Final 6th Draft Typescript of Pagan Days typed by Thelma Connolly, pgs. 372-890 #1 1986 

9

Final 6th Draft Typescript of Pagan Days typed by Thelma Connolly, pgs. 372-890 #2 1986 

9

Final 6th Draft Typescript of Pagan Days typed by Thelma Connolly, pgs. 372-890 #3 1986 

9

Final 6th Draft Typescript of Pagan Days typed by Thelma Connolly, pgs. 372-890 #4 1986 

9

Duplicate Pages of Pagan Days 

9

Duplicate Print-out of Pagan Days from Maria Correa 

9

Typescript of Complete 6th Draft of uncut version of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-890 #1 

10

Typescript of Complete 6th Draft of uncut version of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-890 #2 

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Typescript of Complete 6th Draft of uncut version of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-890 #3 

10

Typescript of Complete 6th Draft of uncut version of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-890 #4 

10

Typescript of Complete 6th Draft of uncut version of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-890 #5 

10

Typescript of Complete 6th Draft of uncut version of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-890 #6 

10

Typescript of Complete 6th Draft of uncut version of Pagan Days, pgs. 1-890 #7 

10

Typescript of Partial Uncut Version of Pagan Days #1 

10

Typescript of Partial Uncut Version of Pagan Days #2 

10

Typescript of Partial Uncut Version of Pagan Days #3 

10

Typescript of Partial Uncut Version of Pagan Days #4 

10

Typescript of Partial Uncut Version of Pagan Days #5 

10

Typescript of Partial Uncut Version of Pagan Days #6 

10

Typescript of Partial Uncut Version of Pagan Days #7 

10

Typescript of Partial Uncut Version of Pagan Days #8 

10

Typescript of Partial Uncut Version of Pagan Days #9 

10

Pages Cut From Pagan Days (Final Draft) pgs. 489-879 

10

Typescript, Pagan Days Part Two (Unidentified Version) 

10

Typescript, Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) #1 

10

Typescript, Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) #2 

10

Typescript, Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) #3 

10

Typescript, Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) #4 

11

Typescript, Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) #5 

11

Typescript, Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) #6 

11

Typescript Carbon of Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) with Corrections #1 

11

Typescript Carbon of Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) with Corrections #2 

11

Typescript Carbon of Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) with Corrections #3 

11

Typescript Carbon of Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) with Corrections #4 

11

Typescript Carbon of Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) with Corrections #5 

11

Typescript Carbon of Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) with Corrections #6 

11

Typescript Carbon of Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) with Corrections #7 

11

Typescript Carbon of Pagan Days (Unidentified Version) with Corrections #8 

11

Notes for Nyack Book 

11

Rough Notes and First and Second Drafts of Nyack Book #1 November 26, 1978 

11

Rough Notes and First and Second Drafts of Nyack Book #2 November 26, 1978 

11

Notes for Olson Chapter February 9, 1979 

11

Notes for San Francisco Days #1 July 3, 1979 - August 15, 1979 

11

Notes for San Francisco Days #2 July 3, 1979 - August 15, 1979 

11

Notes for Black Mountain Days #1 August 4, 1992 - June 21, 1995 

11

Notes for Black Mountain Days #2 August 4, 1992 - June 21, 1995 

11

Notes for Black Mountain Days #3 August 4, 1992 - June 21, 1995 

11

Notes for Black Mountain Days January 26, 1996 

11

Second Draft of Black Mountain Days (Including letters and interviews used) #1 June 4, 1992 

11

Second Draft of Black Mountain Days (Including letters and interviews used) #2 June 4, 1992 

11

Typescripts of 4th and 5th Drafts of Black Mountain Days with corrections #1 

12

Typescripts of 4th and 5th Drafts of Black Mountain Days with corrections #2 

12

Typescripts of 4th and 5th Drafts of Black Mountain Days with corrections #3 

12

Typescripts of 4th and 5th Drafts of Black Mountain Days with corrections #4 

12

Original Typed Copy of Black Mountain Days, 6th Draft #1 August 29, 1996 

12

Original Typed Copy of Black Mountain Days, 6th Draft #2 August 29, 1996 

12

Original Typed Copy of Black Mountain Days, 6th Draft #3 August 29, 1996 

12

Reworked 7th Draft of Black Mountain Days #1 June 1997 

12

Reworked 7th Draft of Black Mountain Days #2 June 1997 

12

Reworked 7th Draft of Black Mountain Days #3 June 1997 

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Final 7th Draft of Black Mountain Days #1 June 15, 1997 

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Final 7th Draft of Black Mountain Days #2 June 15, 1997 

12

Final 7th Draft of Black Mountain Days #3 June 15, 1997 

12

Alex Albright, NCLR: "The Black Mountain College Issue" and Letters and Drafts on "Meeting Charles Olson at Black Mountain" 1993 

12

Notes, Articles, and Correspondence on To Kill a Cardinal (Including Michele Karlsberg file) #1 

12

Notes, Articles, and Correspondence on To Kill a Cardinal (Including Michele Karlsberg file) #2 

12

Notes, Articles, and Correspondence on To Kill a Cardinal (Including Michele Karlsberg file) #3 

12

Notes, Articles, and Correspondence on To Kill a Cardinal (Including Michele Karlsberg file) #4 

12

To Kill a Cardinal, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Drafts (with additions and notations for 5th and 6th drafts) #1 

12

To Kill a Cardinal, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Drafts (with additions and notations for 5th and 6th drafts) #2 

12

To Kill a Cardinal, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Drafts (with additions and notations for 5th and 6th drafts) #3 

12

To Kill a Cardinal, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Drafts (with additions and notations for 5th and 6th drafts) #4 

12

3rd Draft, To Kill a Cardinal, for Richard Connolly to hold October 27, 1990 

12

To Kill a Cardinal, 5th and Final Draft November 28, 1990 

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To Kill a Cardinal, 5th Draft 

13

5th Draft To Kill a Cardinal typescript #1 

13

5th Draft To Kill a Cardinal typescript #2 

13

To Kill a Cardinal ad for Poets and Writers and Barnes and Noble June 1994 - August 1994 

13

Typescript of 6th and Final Draft of To Kill a Cardinal January 24, 1991 

13

Typescript of 7th Draft of To Kill a Cardinal July 29, 1991 

13

2 Copies, Correct Final Draft of To Kill a Cardinal (with new rap lyrics and rappers' names) plus corrected proofs #1 March 28, 1992, August 11 - Augst 17, 1992 

13

2 Copies, Correct Final Draft of To Kill a Cardinal (with new rap lyrics and rappers' names) plus corrected proofs #2 March 28, 1992, August 11 - August 17, 1992 

13

2 Copies, Correct Final Draft of To Kill a Cardinal (with new rap lyrics and rappers' names) plus corrected proofs #3 March 28, 1992, August 11 - August 17, 1992 

13

2 Copies of 8th Draft Final Original Typescript Copy of To Kill a Cardinal and 2 Xerox Copies #1 January 15, 1992 

13

2 Copies of 8th Draft Final Original Typescript Copy of To Kill a Cardinal and 2 Xerox Copies #2 January 15, 1992 

13

2 Copies of 8th Draft Final Original Typescript Copy of To Kill a Cardinal and 2 Xerox Copies #3 January 15, 1992 

13

2 Copies of 8th Draft Final Original Typescript Copy of To Kill a Cardinal and 2 Xerox Copies #4 January 15, 1992 

13

Next to last version of To Kill a Cardinal returned from St. Martin's Press August 19, 1991 

13

Typescript Final Version of To Kill a Cardinal 

13

To Kill a Cardinal: Letters, reviews, cover layout, printer's business, etc. #1 

14

To Kill a Cardinal: Letters, reviews, cover layout, printer's business, etc. #2 

14

To Kill a Cardinal: Letters, reviews, cover layout, printer's business, etc. #3 

14

To Kill a Cardinal: Letters, reviews, cover layout, printer's business, etc. #4 

15

To Kill a Cardinal: Publicity, advertising, sales #1 1994 

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To Kill a Cardinal: Publicity, advertising, sales #2 1994 

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To Kill a Cardinal: Publicity, advertising, sales #3 1994 

15

Newspaper attacks, reviews, etc. on To Kill a Cardinal #1 

15

Newspaper attacks, reviews, etc. on To Kill a Cardinal #2 

15

New Gringos edition material (NCWC Press edition) including typescripts of Robert Creeley's Afterword and Russell Banks' Introduction #1 

15

New Gringos edition material (NCWC Press edition) including typescripts of Robert Creeley's Afterword and Russell Banks' Introduction #2 

15

New Gringos edition material (NCWC Press edition) including typescripts of Robert Creeley's Afterword and Russell Banks' Introduction #3 

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Series II: Correspondence 

Box
16-20

Subseries I: Incoming correspondence 

Box
16-18
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A - ALC 

16

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 1987-1988 

16

Alexander, Paul 1958 

16

Alexander, Ross - ALF 

16

Allen, Don 1957-1958 

16

ALV - ALZ 

16

Anastas, Peter 1975-1977 

16

ANT - AU 

16

B - BLAC 

16

Blaser, Robin 1958 

16

BLO - BOE 

16

Bogart, Richard 1954-1955 

16

BON - BR 

16

Buck, Fred 

16

BUN - BUT 

16

C - COL 

16

CON - COU 

16

Covington, Norman 

16

Creeley, Robert 1954-1963 

16

CRI - CU 

16

D - DAV 

16

Dawson, Fielding 1953-1957 

16

DEF - DEV 

16

Dorn, Edward 1955-1958 

16

DUB - DUK 

16

Duncan, Robert 1956-1963 

16

DUNL 

16

Durkee, Dana 1958 

16

Eckman, Frederick 1958 

16

ED - EX 

16

F - FE 

16

Field, Ralph Thomas 1955-1958 

16

Fielder - FIN 

16

Fiore, Joseph A. 1955 

16

Fiore, Mary 1955-1958 

16

FL - FO 

16

Fretz, Mary Ann 1971 

16

Frost-Hansen, Nemi 1957 

16

FU 

16

G - GE 

16

Gillespie, Merrill 1955-1956 

16

GIN - GLI 

17

GOF 

17

Goodman, Mitchel 1958 

17

Goodman, Sari - GOV 

17

Greenwald, Don 

17

Grosso, Diana 1958 

17

GRZ - GU 

17

H - HI 

17

Hochstein, Rollaine 

17

HOF - HU 

17

I - JAR 

17

JE - JO 

17

Kahn, Paul 1978-1979 

17

KAN - KIM 

17

King, Basil 1958 

17

King, Marta - KO 

17

Kyger, Joanne 1956-1958 

17

L - LANE 

17

Lanzone, Joe 

17

LEI - LEV 

17

Lewis, Glenn 1958 

17

Lewis, Harry - LOT 

17

LOU - LOW 

17

M - MAND 

17

Mannix, Jeanne 195? 

17

MANR - MARL 

17

Marshall, Edward H 1957 

17

MAT - MAX 

17

McClure, Michael 

17

MCCR - MER 

17

Metcalf, Eleanor Melville 1953 

17

MIR 

17

Mixon, Eloise T. 1957 

17

MO - MU 

17

NAI - NAJ 

17

NAM 

17

NAR - NY 

17

O - OD 

17

Olson, Charles 1954-1967 

17

Olson, Constance Wilcock 1953-1957 

17

ON - OR 

17

P - PHA 

18

Phelps, Donald 

18

PI 

18

Pleune, Kathy 1957 

18

The Poetry Center 1957 

18

POL - PU 

18

Quinn, Ann 

18

R - RAG 

18

Rainsbury, Robert 1957 

18

RE - ROC 

18

Rodenbaugh, Kathy 

18

Rodenbough, Mary 1958 

18

ROF - ROT 

18

Rumaker, B. - Rumaker, Mary 

18

Rumaker, Mr. M (Father) 

18

Rumaker, Michael 1961 

Box

Rumaker, Mrs. M 1957-1958 

18

Rumaker, Patrick 

18

Rumaker, Paul - Rumaker, S. 

18

S - SC 

18

Sealts, Merton M. 1953 

18

SEL - SMIL 

18

Smith, Alex 1975 

18

SO - STJ 

18

Stock, Robert 1956 

18

Stokes, Ann. 1956, 1974, 1985 

18

STON - STOR 

18

T - TI 

18

TR 

18

18

18

W - WAR 

18

Weber, Ben 1955 

18

WES - WH 

18

Wieners, John 1955-1958 

18

Williams, Jonathan 1956-1957, 1974, 1987 

18

Williams, T. Ben - WO 

18

YA 

18

Yezierska, Anzia 1954 

18

YO - YU 

18

18

Subseries II: Outgoing correspondence 

Box
19
Box

Allen, Donald 1960- 

19

Bogart, Richard 

19

Creeley, Robert, 1960 

Box

Dorn, Ed 

19

Duncan, Robert 

19

Fields, Tom 

19

Fiore, Mary 

19

Frankenthaler, Helen 1976 

19

Gillespie, Merrill 

19

Goldfarb, Sidney 1974-1975 

19

J.B. Lippincott Co. 

19

Jones, deRoi 

19

Marshall, Edward 

19

Mitchell, Burroughs 

19

Olson, Charles 1958- 

19

Letter to Dr. Walters December 2, 1959 

19

Wieners, John 1960- 

19

Ivan 1959 

19

Liz May 17, 1965 

19

Paul 1965-1970 

19

Steven 1975 

19

Unidentified and miscellaneous 

19

Copies of letters from Michael Rumaker to various correspondents January 24, 1974 - December 28, 1974 

19

Copies of letters from Michael Rumaker to various correspondents (Folder 1 of 2) January 9, 1975 - December 1 , 1975 

19

Copies of letters from Michael Rumaker to various correspondents (Folder 2 of 2) January 9, 1975 - December 1, 1975 

19

Carbons of Letters #1 1978 

19

Carbons of Letters #2 1978 

19

Carbons of Letters #3 1977, 1978 

19

Carbons of Letters #4 1977 

19

Carbons of Letters #5 1977 

19

Carbons of Letters #6 1977 

19

Carbons of Letters #7 1976, 1977 

19

Carbons of Letters #8 1976 

19

Copies of letters to correspondents (Folder 1 of 5) January 1, 1979 - December 12, 1987 

19

Copies of letters to correspondents (Folder 2 of 5) January 1, 1979 - December 12, 1987 

19

Copies of letters to correspondents (Folder 3 of 5) January 1, 1979 - December 12, 1987 

19

Copies of letters to correspondents (Folder 4 of 5) January 1, 1979 - December 12, 1987 

19

Copies of letters to correspondents (Folder 5 of 5) January 1, 1979 - December 12, 1987 

19

Subseries III: Sets of Correspondence 

Box
20
Box

Letters to and from Don Allen 1957-1959 

20

Letters to and from Don Allen January 23, 1979 - June 2, 1979 

19

Letters to and from Don Allen June 13, 1979 - December 22, 1979 

19

Letters to and from Don Allen December 21, 1979 - July 1, 1980 

19

Letters to and from Don Allen 1979-1983 

19

Letters to and from Don Allen July 19, 1980 - December 19, 1980 

19

Letters to and from Don Allen December 20, 1980 - April 15, 1981 

19

Letters to and from Don Allen April 27, 1981 - August 24, 1981 

19

Letters to and from Don Allen September 22, 1981 - December 10, 1981 

19

Letters to and from Don Allen December 11, 1981 - April 16, 1982 

19

Letters to and from Don Allen April 24, 1982 - January 1, 1983 

19

Letters to and from Don Allen February 15, 1983 - August 12, 1983 

20

Letters to and from Don Allen August 20, 1983 - October 13, 1983 

20

Letters to and from Don Allen March, 1979 - November 27, 1983 

20

Letters of Donald M. Allen/Michael Rumaker (Including contracts) March 26, 1976 - July 28, 1989  

20

Letters of George Butterick and Michael Rumaker (Folder 1 of 3) January 28, 1974 - December 27, 1976 

20

Letters of George Butterick and Michael Rumaker (Folder 2 of 3) January 28, 1974 - December 27, 1976 

20

Letters of George Butterick and Michael Rumaker (Folder 3 of 3) January 28, 1974 - December 27, 1976 

20

Letters: George Butterick/Michael Rumaker (Folder 1 of 3) January 1, 1977 - December 11, 1986 

20

Letters: George Butterick/Michael Rumaker (Folder 2 of 3) January 1, 1977 - December 11, 1986 

20

Letters: George Butterick/Michael Rumaker (Folder 3 of 3) January 1, 1977 - December 11, 1986 

20

Last Correspondence - George Butterick and Michael Rumaker (Includes Collette Butterick on George's death) January 14, 1987 - July 17, 1988 

20

Publisher's Correspondence and Contracts 1959, 1961, 1966-1970 

20

Reviews, letters, Bezoar first publication, etc., on A Day and a Night at the Baths (Folder 1 of 3) 1979 - 1985 

20

Reviews, letters, Bezoar first publication, etc., on A Day and a Night at the Baths (Folder 2 of 3) 1979 - 1985 

20

Reviews, letters, Bezoar first publication, etc., on A Day and a Night at the Baths (Folder 3 of 3) 1979 -1985 

20

Reviews, Letters, etc., on My First Satyrnalia (Folder 1 of 3) 1979 - 1986 

20

Reviews, Letters, etc., on My First Satyrnalia (Folder 2 of 3) 1979 - 1986 

20

Reviews, Letters, etc., on My First Satyrnalia (Folder 3 of 3) 1979 - 1986 

20

Letters of Richard Hall, Mark Thompson, Robert I. McQueen, and Advocate business (Including RH's MSS of 1981 interview for The Advocate) (Folder 1 of 2) 1981 - 1986 

20

Letters of Richard Hall, Mark Thompson, Robert I. McQueen, and Advocate business (Including RH's MSS of 1981 interview for The Advocate) (Folder 2 of 2) 1981 - 1986 

20

Letters of Winston Leyland (Publisher, Gay Sunshine Press) and Michael Rumaker, including letters over the copyright dispute of "The Fairies are Dancing All over the World" (Folder 1 of 2) July 11, 1974 - November, 1985 

20

Letters of Winston Leyland (Publisher, Gay Sunshine Press) and Michael Rumaker, including letters over the copyright dispute of "The Fairies are Dancing All over the World" (Folder 2 of 2) July 11, 1974 - November, 1985 

20

Letters of Robert Bertholf (Publisher, Credences) and Michael Rumaker July 4, 1975 - April 16, 1978 

20

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #1 1988-1990 

13

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #2 1988-1990 

13

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #3 1988-1990 

13

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #4 1988-1990 

13

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #1 August, 1990 - February, 1992 

13

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #2 August, 1990 - February, 1992 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #3 August, 1990 - February, 1992 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #1 February, 1992 - December, 1992 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #2 February, 1992 - December, 1992 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #3 February, 1992 - December, 1992 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #1 January, 1993 - January, 1994 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #2 January, 1993 - January, 1994 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #3 January, 1993 - January, 1994 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #4 January, 1993 - January, 1994 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #1 1993/1994 - 1996 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #2 1993/1994 - 1996 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #3 1993/1994 - 1996 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #4 1993/1994 -1996 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #1 1997 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #2 1997 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #3 1997 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #1 1998 - 1999 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #2 1998 - 1999 

14

Correspondence between Leverett T. (Terry) Smith Jr.(North Carolina Wesleyan College Press) and Michael Rumaker #3 1998 - 1999 

14

Correspondence with Rich Grzesiak (Editor, Philadephia Gay News) 1981-1982 

14

Correspondence with Marvin Bevans and Galen Bushey (Editors, Blueboy) 1982 

14

Correspondence with Edward Iwanicki (Penguin) regarding Exit 3 (reissue) 1981-1982 

14

Correspondence between F. Whitney Jones (Editor St. Andews Review) and Michael Rumaker 1976-1977 

14

Correspondence between John Martin (Black Sparrow Press) and Michael Rumaker 1975-1978 

14

Correspondence with Allyn Leidig 1979-1985 

15

Correspondence with Allyn Leidig 1986-1987 

15

Correspondence with Allyn Leidig 1988-1990 

15

Correspondence with Allyn Leidig 1991-1996 

15

Correspondence with Black Mountain College 

29

Correspondence with Marton Greif 1984-1985 

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Subseries IV: Unidentified Correspondence and Duplicates 

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Letter to Burroughs Mitchell Sept, 1961 

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Letters to Donald M. Allen 1957-1971 

24

Letters of Donald M. Allen to Michael Rumaker 1957-1966 

24

Letters to and from prisoners Melvin Bracy, Jesse Singleton and Bernard Baker 1974-1976 

24

Unidentified from Michael Rumaker n.d 

24

Unidentified Correspondence n.d 

24

mailers pertaining to gay rights n.d 

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Series III: Journals and notebooks 

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Journal Feb 1, 1954-October 20, 1960 

21

Journal November 22, 1959-November 23, 1959 

21

Journal November 6, 1959-June 2, 1960 

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Journal November 6, 1959-June 30, 1960 

21

Journal February 25, 1960-Feburary 29, 1960 

21

Journal July 1, 1960-October 17, 1960 

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Journal January 3, 1961 

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Journal September 29, 1961-September 3, 1962 

21

Notes from journal entries February 11, 1974-June 18, 1974 

21

Notepad: Journal entry ca. 1958 

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Tablet October 11, 1958-[undated] and notepad [undated] 

21

Tablet: Dream February 13, 1960 

21

Tablet: excerpt Creeley letter March 19, 1960 and journal April 17, 1960 

21

Tablet: Letter to Philip May 7, 1960 

21

Notepad: story fragments ca. 1960 'And yet before him...' 

21

Notepad Contents: Story fragments ca. 1960 ‘He sat in the armchair 

21

Notebook contents: Journal and letter to Alex Neish March 21, 1960-April 21, 1960 

21

Notepad Contents: Draft of ‘The Father’ ca. 1962 ‘Where’s mama’ 

21

Notepad Contents: Story Fragments and draft of letter to Harry T. Moore (unpub.) ‘As a young tree…’ ca.1962 

21

Notepads (misc) misc papers Contents: Story fragments draft of a latter to Robert Creeley ca. 1965 

21

Notepad Contents: misc (unpub.) fragments ‘dear Liz…’ drafts of a letter ca. 1965 

21

Notepad Contents: misc story fragments ‘dear don…’ draft ‘queers’ Walt Whitman’s dream rough draft of letters ca. 1967-1968 

21

Notepad Contents: Journal ‘Michael Rumaker…” ca. April 29, 1971-June 2, 1971 

21

Notepad Contents: Journal ‘Conducted my 2nd writing class…” June 7, 1971-June 10, 1971 

21

Notebook Contents: Journal "kidding around before O.T." February 14, 1972 - September 21, 1972 

21

Notepad contents: misc. notes, poems, story fragments Notebook includes typed script of ‘school daze- a nostalgic memoir ca. July 15, 1971-May 3, 1973 

21

Notebooks  March - April 22, 1974 

21

Notebooks April 30 - May 24, 1974 

21

Notebooks June 7 - August 13. 1974 

21

Notebooks August 13 - September 31, 1974 

21

Notebook, Gloucester, Massachusetts September 15, 1974 - September 18, 1974 

21

Notebook September 30, 1974 - February 27, 1975 

21

Notebooks March 1 - May 4, 1975 

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Notebooks May 4 - May 20, 1975 

21

Notebooks May 21 - June 8, 1975 

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Notebooks July 9 - August 19, 1975 

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Notebooks August 3 - October 21, 1975 

21

Notebooks October 13, 1975 - January 1, 1976 

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Notebooks December 30, 1975 - February 13, 1976 

22

Notebooks April 2 - May 30 1976 

22

Notebooks May 31 - July 12, 1976 

22

Notebooks July 12 - September 10, 1976 

22

Notebooks September 12 - October 7, 1976 

22

Notebooks (Gloucester Notebook #3) October 8 - November 9, 1976 

22

Notebooks November 9 - December 12, 1976 

22

Notebooks December 12, 1976 - January 24, 1977 

22

Notebooks January 26 - March 21, 1977 

22

Notebooks March 31 - June 30, 1977 

22

Notebooks (including Adirondacks notebook) July 1 - July 27, 1977 

22

Notebooks July 29 - September 23, 1977 

22

Notebooks September 23 - November 22, 1977 

22

Notebooks November 22, 1977 - January 16, 1978 

22

Notebooks January 16 - March 13, 1978 

22

Notebooks March 14 - May 4, 1978 

22

Notebooks May 6 - June 15, 1978 

22

Notebooks June 16 - July 27, 1978 

22

Notebook (Adirondacks notebook, at Traveler's Camp) July 15 - July 20, 1978 

22

Notebooks July 28 - August 23, 1978 

22

Notebooks August 24 - September 11, 1978 

22

Notebook September 12 - September 20, 1978 

23

Notebooks September 21 - October 20, 1978 

23

Notebooks October 21 - November 21, 1978 

23

Notebooks November 22 - December 23, 1978 

23

Notebooks December 24, 1978 - January 28, 1979 

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Notebooks January 29 - March 18, 1979 

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Notebooks March 19 - April 23, 1979 

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Notebooks April 24 - May 28, 1979 

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Notebooks May 29 - June 17, 1979 

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Notebooks June 17 - July 18, 1979 

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Notebooks July 19 - August 20, 1979 

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Notebooks August 21 - September 30, 1979 

23

Notebooks October 1 - October 21, 1979 

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Notebooks October 21 - November 21, 1979 

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Notebooks November 21 - December 17, 1979 

23

Notebooks December 17, 1979 - February 5, 1980 

23

Notebooks February 7 - April 18, 1980 

23

Notebooks April 22 - September 9, 1980 

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Notebooks September 11, 1980 - February 7, 1981 

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Notebooks February 9 - June 9, 1981 

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Notebooks June 11 - October 27, 1981 

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Notebooks October 29, 1981 - July 23, 1982 

23

Notebooks August 2, 1982 - May 5, 1983 

23

Notebooks May 7 - December 11, 1983 

23

Notebooks December 14, 1983 - June 26, 1985 

23

Notebooks January 5, 1988 - May 31, 1990 

23

Notebooks June 7, 1990 - November 30, 1992 

23

Journal excerpts 10/16/76 

23

Journal excerpts 1960, 1965, 1967 

23

Personal notes and journal excerpts 1955-1957 

23

Diary of a copyright violation 30 Dec. 1984: typewritten log on the publication of "The Fairies are Dancing All Over the World" 1984 

23

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Series IV: Personal papers 

Subseries I: College Degree Certificates 

Box

Black Mountain College degree certificate 1955 

27

Columbia University Master of Fine Arts cerificate 1970 

27

Subseries II: Personal Calendars 

Box

Personal Calendars 1974-1997 

26

Gay Engagement Calendars 1984-1987 

29

1987 safe sex calender from Gay Chicago Magazine 1987 

30

Subseries III: Readings and Interviews (recordings) 

Michael Rumaker reading from A Day and Night in the Baths, Allentown Community Center/Buffalo December 14, 1979   audio cassette

Side A: P. Orlovsky, Anne Waldman, J. Giorno, J. Ashbery, Meredith Monk, etc. January 1 at St. Mark's Side B: Helen Adam, Victor P., D. Amram, etc. January 1 at St. Mark's. February 20, 1976   Audio Cassette

Side A: Ginsberg WGMA reading - calls with Norman, Rich, and Jim N. Side B: Phone Conversation with Allen Ginsberg, we speak of our fathers, also Danny (WGMA), January 1 at St. Mark's February 20, 1976   Audio Cassette

Reading and Discussion at UConn April 1, 1976   Audio Cassette

Reading at Rockland Community College April 9, 1976   Audio Cassette

Side 1: PC with Bob Goff (RCC Reading), PC with Jane Atwell re JN's "sa lome", PC with Helen Traver re RCC reading and David W's videotape of me. Side 2: Conclusion of Rolling Thunder Tape WBAI April 9, April 10, April 12, and April 25, 1976   Audio Cassette

Interview with Mary Harris on Black Mountain February 12, 1976   Audio Cassette

Side A: Reading "A Night At Columbia" to Lee Sennish. Phone with Jim N. Side B: Phone conversation with Rollie Hochstein, Part I. February 15, 16, 17, 1976   Audio Cassette

BBC Radio Interview with Robert Ketteridge for "The Verb" on Fielding Dawson and his writing April 27, 2002 

Don Allen and Rumaker audio recording 1998 

Box

Poetry in the UConn Library poster 1976 

27

Subseries IV: Memorabilia 

Subseries V: Books and periodicals 

Subseries VI: Scrapbooks and clippings 

Box

Scrapbooks of clippings 

28

clippings about gay rights 

29

scrapbook of clippings 

29

clippings on Black Mountain College and Black Mountain Writers 1975-1977 

29

newspapers and magazines about gay rights 1974-1984 

31

newspapers and magazines about gay rights 1963-1997 

32

Subseries VII: Contract for the Butterfly 

Box
29

Subseries VIII: Personal activities 

Gay Liberation of Westchester, Inc. (GLOW) organizational records, notes, minutes, newsletters 1974-1975 

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Series V: Photographs 

Scope and Contents note

The photographs of Michael Rumaker in this subseries are ordered chronologically from approximately 1932 to 1984. These photographs include family photographs and portraits and candids of Rumaker throughout these years. The portraits are comprised of those from his early childhood, high school portraits, student IDs, those used in postcards, and those used for book covers. One photograph taken in 1962 is specifically inscribed as being used for the book, The Butterfly. Most of the candid photographs were taken from the fifties through the seventies and depict Michael around his home or doing work. Several of them are labeled as being taken when he was attending Black Mountain College.

Subseries I: Family Photographs 

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Family Photographs #1 

25

Family Photographs #2 

25

Family Photographs #3 

25

Family Photographs #4 

25

Family Photographs #5 

25

Family Photographs #6 

25

Family Photographs #7 

25

Family Photographs #8 

25

Family Photographs #9 

25

Family Photographs #10 

25

Family Photographs #11 

25

Family Photographs #12 

25

Family Photographs #13 

25

Family Photographs #14 

25

Family Photographs #15 

25

Family Photographs #16 

25

Family Photographs #17 (Oversize) 

28

Subseries II: Photographs of Michael Rumaker [1932] - 1984 

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 [1932], 1939, 1946-1947 

25

 1948, 1949, 1954 

25

 1956, 1957 

25

 1962 

25

 1965, 1966 

25

 1966 

25

 1966 

25

 1967 

25

 1969, 1973, 1974 

25

 1974 

25

 1974 

25

 1974, 1975 

25

 1975 

25

 1975, 1983 

25

 1983, 1984 

25

Prints, various (oversize) 

28

Subseries III: Photographs of Others 

Box

Fretz, Mary Ann Photos 

25

Photographs of friends 

25

Photo by Merrill Gillespie on Christopher St, Summer/Fall 1980 - 1981 

28

Subseries IV: Negatives 

Box

Unidentified Negatives n.d 

25

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Addition: 2012.0160 

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Correspondence, clippings, publications, books, magnetic discs 1992, 2001, 2004-2006, 2007-2010, 2012   1.3 Linear feet Foldered

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include:

Correspondence: To Rutherford Witthus (2010); Email correspondence from 2005-2010; To David and Lisa Rich; With Ian Brinton; Correspondence on "Google Book Settlement: National Writers Union, 9/2/2004;" Correspondence on Michael Rumaker's cancer treatments (2009); Email correspondence with Elizabeth Kirwin.

Publications and Manuscripts: Article "Legacy of North Carolina's Black Mountain College Continues" by Natasha Robinson (2008); Michael Rumaker's afterword to German edition of "A Day and a Night at the Baths;" Essay "Musings on the Millenium" by Michael Rumaker; Publication "Process" Journal, Spring, Summer 2009; "An Immodest Proposal" by Michael Rumaker (2004); Photocopy of "Queers: A Vulgar, Propagandistic Play" by Michael Rumaker; Publication "Tears in the Fence: Number 50" (Summer 2009); Publication "From BMC to NYC: The Tutelary Years of Ray Johnson 1943-1967" by Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (2010); Book "A Place in the Sun" by Lewis Warsh (2009); Publication "The Black Mountain Connection: John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Irwin Kremen, M.C. Richards" (1992); Articles "Michael Rumaker's 'Black Mountain Days' as Autobiography," "Michael Rumaker's Education," and "Memory Unearthed: An Interview with Michael Rumaker" (2009) by Leverett T. Smith, Jr. (2009).

Other Topics and Items: "A Day and a Night at the Baths;" Submitting brief biography to Who's Who in America; Papers on the subject of Gay American Autobiography; Black Mountain College; Book Review of biography of Flannery O'Connor; Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center; Papers on Black Mountain College Celebration at Lenoir- Rhyne University (2008); Magnetic discs of "Black Mountain Days" manuscript (2001).]

2012.0160_1

Correspondence, clippings, publications, galley proofs, magnetic discs, manuscripts, notes 1967, 1974-1983, 1988, 1991-1992, 1997-2003   1.3 Linear feet Foldered

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include:

File Cabinet A (top drawer) Arranged by Folder:

Four folders on "BCMAC--Blackmtn Days + Everything Else BMC --12/6/02" containing (in part): Photocopied dedication pages of Michael Rumaker's "Black Mountain Days" dedicated to Merill Gillespie, Michael Houghton, Mary Emma Harris, and Mary Ann Giusti (2003); Correspondence with Alice Sebrell of Black Mountain Press; Correspondence with Mary Delaude and Mary Ann Giusti on "Black Mountain Days;" Clipping of obituary of Lou Harrison (2003); Email correspondence with Robert Creely. Folders "Prose Notes + Drafts, Etc." (2) containing (in part): First folder:Two magnetic discs labeled "'After mass,' '20 Questions, Etc. 4/3/00" and "'Interview with Michael Ruaker'--Leverett T. Smith, Jr. for 'Eroticizing the Nation' dossier (11/4/1998);" Printed copy of Michael Rumaker's "An Immodest Proposal" (2001); Galley proofs of "Excerpt from 'A Day and a Night at the Baths'" by Michael Rumaker, published by "Harvard Review"; Drafts of "An Immodest Proposal" (2000); Typed Manuscript of "The Pipe" by Michael Rumaker. Second folder: Handwritten manuscript "'Year's-end Party' Story (3/30/99)"; Email Correspondence with Ellen Hale, on publishing Michael Rumaker's "Musings on the Millennium" piece (1999); Manuscript of "Musings on the Millennium"; Photocopy of "On Eros, Especially Now" by Michael Rumaker (1983); Course description for "From Homer to Rita Mae Brown and Beyond" (1999) taught by Michael Rumaker. Folders "Richard Connolly--PD + BMD Circumstantial Productions Publishing" (2) containing in part: email correspondence with Richard Connolly and review of Michael Rumaker's "Pagan Days" by Jeffery Beam. Folder "Selected Copies of George Butterick/MR Letters 1974-1987" containing: Photocopied correspondence with Colette Butterick on George Butterick's death (1988); Corresponence on George Butterick between Michael Rumaker and Robert J. Bertholf, Curator, University at Buffalo; Card fo George Butterick's memorial Service (10/07/1988); Correspondence between George Butterick and Michael Rumaker. Folders "Jeffery Beam / Damon Sauve 'Oyster Boy Review:' 1999" containing: email correspondence with Jeffery Beam (2002). Folders "Poems--1991-1992 and Prose in Progress" containing: Folder 1: Michael Rumaker Poems "Enjoying Myself" (2001), "Carson McCullers" (1967); Poems from 1975, 1977, 1979, 1994; Michael Rumaker poems "To A Motorcyclist Killed on Route 9W" and "Tuesday, Septermber 11, 2001." Folder containing notes and handwritten poem manuscripts (1991). Folder "GLOW--Gay Liberation of Westchester--1975, etc." containing clippins; Publication "The West Sider" Vol. 5, No. 7 (1975). Folder containing excerpt "Charles Olson as Teacher at Black Mountain College" by Michael Rumaker, from "Black Mountain Days" (1997); Article "Robert Creely at Black Mountain" by Michael Rumaker (1978); two copies of Michael Rumaker's "Queers: A Vulgar, Propagandistic Play."

2012.0160_2

Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, publications 1962, 1966-1967, 1985, 1989-1991, 1993, 1996-1997, 1999-2006   1.3 Linear feet Foldered

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include:

File Cabinet B, arranged by folder: Folder "Rutherford Witthus: Dodd Research Center, Uconn, Storrs 11/23/99:" Photocopied clippings (2000); Correspondence with Rutherford Witthus (2000-2001); Copy of "Inventory for Michael Rumaker Papers" (2000); Drafts of Rumaker's "An Immodest Proposal." Folders "Harold Ober Associates--Patricia Powell--New File [July 1996] Chris Byrne 1/99" (2): Folder 1: Photocopied dedication pages to "Black Mountain Days" to Patricia Powell and Phyllis Westberg; Correspondence with Phyllis Westberg (2003), Pamela Malpas, and Michael Edelstein; 1997 Correspondence. Folders "Correspondence 11/22/02" (2): Folder 1: Reviews of "Black Mountain Days" by Deanna K. Kriesel (2003) abd Jeffery Beam (2003); Email correspondence with Michael Houghton and Hettie Jones; Photocopied "Black Mountain Days" dedication pages for Bill DeNoyelles, Michael Houghton, Anne Geismar, Marilyn D'Agostin Poley, and Maxine Shapiro Bartow; Correspondence with Russell Banks, John DeWind, Lawrence Ferlinghetti (2002-2003); Article "The Smith College Porn Panic of 1960" by Joel Dorius (2003). Folder "Matthew Jennett--Pharos Books (Appraisal) 11/08/89:" "Appraisal Report 5 April 1990 Re: Rumaker Archive on Deposit at the University of Connecticut;" Correspondence with Matthew Jennett (1990). File Cabinet C, Arranged by Folder: Folders "BMCMAC--April 9, 2005--All Related Matters" (3): Folder 1: Email Correspondence with Mary Thompson (2005-2006); Correspondence with Cathy McCue on Black Mountain College's "influence on higher education today; Correspondence with Charles Boer on Michael Rumaker's "Pizza;" Correspondence with Alice Sebrell at Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center (2005); Obituary of Robert Creely in "The Poetry Project Newsletter" (2005). Folders "Richard Connolly / Circumstantial Productions Publishing" (3): Folder 1: Email correspondence with Richard Connolly (2005-2006) on the publication of "Pizza". Folder 2: Correspondence with Richard Connolly (2005) on the reading of proofs for "Pizza;" fragment of article "'That River of Talk:' Michael Rumaker's 'Pagan Days'" by Leverett T. Smith, Jr. (2004). Folders "Terry Smith (Leverett T. Smith, Jr.) NCWC 12/18/05" (2): Folder 1: Correspondence with Leverett T. Smith (2003); Copies and drafts of "'That River of Talk:' Michael Rumaker's 'Pagan Days'" by Leverett T. Smith, Jr. (2004), along with correspondence on revision and publication; Michael Rumaker's afterword to German edition of "A Day and a Night at the Baths" (2005); Correspondence on the death of Robert Creely (2005). Folder "Copies of Reviews, Article + Book Mentions, Photos, etc.--June 1990, Back:" Photograph of Michael Rumaker, c. 1966; Review of Rumaker's "Gringos and Other Stories" by Gilbert Sorrentino (1991); Review of Rumaker's "To Kill A Cardinal" by Jack Shreve (1993); Publication "The James White Review" (1990); Review of Rumaker's "Exit 3" (1966); Review of Rumaker's "Gringos and Other Stories" (1967); Review of "The Butterfly" (1962). Folders "Rumaker Family / Patrick Rumaker" (3): Folder 1: Correspondence with Trish Rodenbaugh on Rumaker's "Pizza;" Email correspondence with Patrick Rumaker (2005).]

2012.0160_3

Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, publications, books, notes, optical discs, transcripts 2002-2010, 2012   1.3 Linear feet Foldered

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include:

File Cabinet 3 (by folder): Folders "Jeffery Beam 12/18/03" (2): Folder 1: Email correspondence with Jeffery Beam (2005); Obituary "What They Forgot to Say About Donald M. Allen" by Richard Labonte (2004); Review of "Black Mountain Days" by Robert McDonald (2004); notes. Folders "Correspondence" (3): Folder 1: Correspondence on Michael Rumaker's donation to "Comprehensive English Preparation Project" (2005); Email correspondence with Juliana Young and Peter Anastas (2005); Article "Why I Wrote 'No Fortunes' by Peter Anastas. Folder 2: Correspondence with Marilyn D'Agostin Poley (2005); Review of "Black Mountain Days" by Rogert McDonald; Correspondence with Michel Soret (2004); Correspondence with Michael Houghton on "Black Mountain Days" reviews; Correspondence with John DeWind (2004); Correspondence with Patrick Rumaker (2004). Loose Drafts and edits of Black Mountain Days (by folder): Folder "BMD Corrections:" Contains assorted loose pages of "Black Mountain Days" with Rumaker's notes and corrections. Folders "BMD Proof 1" (3): Contain together a complete draft of "Black Mountain Days" in loose pages. Folders "BMD Proof 2" (3): Contain together a second complete draft of "Black Mountain Days in loose pages. Correspondence (by folder): Folder "Richard Connolly Et Al.:" Compact disc "Laurence Hobgood Quartet Featuring Ernie Watts;" Correspondence with Richard Connolly (2012); Book "Lyrics: Kurt Elling" ed. by Richard Connolly (2012); Publication "JazzTimes" (2012). Folder "April 10, 2012 Trip to Dodd/Uconn:" Publication "University of Connecticut Libraries" (2012); Correspondence on event. Unlabeled folder: List "Index: to Varuiys [sic] teachers, students and visitors to Black Mountain College mentioned in Michael Rumaker's Black Mountain Days" compiled by Leverett T. Smith, Jr.; Transcript "Michale Rumaker: Interviewed by Ammiel Alcalay and Megan Paslawski (2012); Correspondence with Ian Brinton (2012); Publication of new edition of "Eroticizing the Nation: Michael Rumaker's Fiction" by Leverett T. Smith, Jr.; Correspondence with Leverett Smith; Draft of "Eroticizing the Nation." Unlabeled folder: Draft responses to "8 Additional Questions for Mary Literature Quarterly Interview 2: Nov. 22, 2010," answered and revised by Michael Rumaker; Article "[Michael Rumaker] Interview with Tom Cardamone on Spuyten Duyvil's New Edition of 'A Day and a Night at the Baths'--November 9, 2010; Two legal pads of notes; Correspondence with Tom Cardamone. Folder "Spuyten Duyvil Publications Reprinting 'A Day and a Night at the Baths':" Correspondence with Spuyten Duyvil publishers; correspondence with Patrick Rumaker and Jeffery Beam (2010); Draft of "Introduction to Spuyten Duyvil's 'A Day and a Night at the Baths';" "'Afterword' Essay for Reaktion Antho." by Michael Rumaker (2009). Folder "Pizza 2--Additional Poems for 2nd ed.:" Correspondence on new collection; Correspondence with Richard Connolly on editing and revision; "Introduction for Pizza 2" by Leverett T. Smith, Jr., with revision notes by Michael Rumaker. Folder "Poems--Michael Rumaker 12/18/03:" Poems by Michael Rumaker from 2007-2009; Photocopy of poem "Pizza;" drafts of Michael Rumaker's "Tuesday, September 11, 2001."]

2012.0160_4

Manuscripts, notes, publications, correspondence, legal documents 1985-1986, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2003-2005, 2009   1.3 Linear feet Foldered

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include:

Correspondence by folder: Folder "S-D Publications 'A Day and a Night at the Baths' May 18, 2009:" Contains fragmentary draft of "Baths." Unlabeled folder: Draft of "A Day and a Night at the Baths," and assorted pages of the proof. Unlabeled folder: Notes on Michael Rumaker's reading of "Black Mountain Days" in Asheville, North Carolina (2009); Printout of BMCMAC webpage "Re-Viewing Black Mountain College" (2009); Second draft of "Index to the People Mentined in Michael Rumaker's Black Mountain Days;" Copies of selection from "My First Satyrnalia." Unlabeled folder: Email correspondence with Rutherford Witthus and Patrick Rumaker (2009); Correspondence with Mary Harris on identifying people in Black Mountain College photographs; Correspondence with Leverett T. Smith, Virginia Garisto, and Theo Pope (2009). Unlabeled folder: Correspondence with Theo Pope and Leverett T. Smith; Envelope containing text of "A Day and a Night at the Baths;" Correspondence with Henry Alley and Ian Brinton (2009). Folders "CCNY" (2): Folder 1: letter of recommendation for Pam Laskin (1995); Correspondence with City College of New York regarding Michael Rumaker's semester pay (1995); Publication "CCNY Department of English Undergraduate Course Offerings Spring, 1993;" Manuscript "A Hunting Tale" by Don Myers (1998); Publication "Talking English: A Student's Guide to the City College Writing Program" by Saul N. Brody and Allan P. Danzing (1986); Appointments Committee report on Michael Rumaker (1985). Folder "Messages + Representations--Corey Yell:" Contains draft of "Messages and Representations: Selected Writings of Corey Yell [A.K.A. Richard Connolly]." Folders "Rutherford Witthus--Dodd/UConn 12/18/03" (2): Folder 1: Email Correspondence with Rutherford W. Witthus (2004); Publication "University of Connecticut Libraries" (2004); Text of "An Immodest Proposal." Folders "Black Mountain College--July 2, 2004" (3): Folder 1: 2005 correspondence; Clipping of obituary "Donald Allen 1912-2004;" Correspondence with Peter Anastas (2004); Photocopied Correspondence with Edward Dorn (1957); Certificate of Registration for copyright of "Black Mountain Days."

2012.0160_5

Correspondence, publications, ephemera, notes, 1996, 2002-2008   1.3 Linear feet Foldered

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include:

File Cabinet D (both drawers): arranged by folder: Folder "Harold Ober Associates:" Correspondence with Phyllis Westberg and Pamela Malpas at Harold Ober Associates (2006); Publication of "Robert Duncan in San Fancisco," and royalty statments for book sales (1996), including play "Queers;" correspondence on copyright for "Black Mountain Days." Folder "Robert Creely: Last Corr., obits--2/2/2006:" Publication "The Poetry Project Newsletter" no. 210 (2007); program for 'The Poetry Project: A Tribute to Robert Creely, October 29, 2005, St. Mark's Church;" Postcards of Robert Creely photographs; New York Times obituary of Robert Creely (April 1, 2005); Email correspondence with Robert Creely (2005); Printout on Michael Rumaker from Gale Literary Databases: Dictionary of Literary Biography; Photocopied correspondence from Robert Creely 1955, 1963. Folders "Melissa Watterworth--Dodd/UConn--Feb. 3, 2006" (2): Folder 1: "UConn Libraries" newsletters, 2007-2008; Thomas J. Dodd Research Center annual reports, 2005 and 2007; Correspondence with Melissa Watterworth on Michael Rumaker papers (2007). Folders "Black Mtn. College Feb 3, 2006" (2): Folder 1: Email correspondence with Alice Sebrell (2006) on continued publication of "Black Mountain Days;" BMCMAC Newsletter (2007); Correspondence with Mary Thompson. Folder "Richard Connolly--May 2006:" Email correspondence with Richard Connolly (2005-2008); Correspondence with Peter Anastas. Folder "Terry Smith--Feb. 3, 2006:" Email correspondence with Leverett T. Smith, Jr (2007); Solicitations for "Go Pound Sand" literary journal; Correspondence on "Pagan Days" (2008); Timeline "Composing Black Mountain Days." Folders "Correspondence--Feb. 3, 2006" (2): Folder 1: Address book with email addresses, street addresses, and telephone numbers; Email interview with Leverett T. Smith (2008); correspondence with Ron Day (2008); notes and *email passwords;* copies of Michael Rumaker's "Rain Taxi Interview" by Leverett T. Smith; Correspondence with Marilyn D'Agostin Poley; Correspondence with Richard Connolly. Folder "Rumaker Family--Feb. 3, 2006:" Correspondence with Mary Rodenbaugh, Stacy Rumaker, and Patrick Rumaker; Birthday cards (2008); Correspondence with Patrick Rumaker on reprinting "Queers;" Correspondence to Joseph Rumaker. Folder "Miscellaneous--June 24, 2006:" Mailings from Marquis Who's Who Publications (2008); Clippings; Michael Rumaker biography from Contemporary Authors Online database; Publication "National Writers Union Leadership Report" (no date). Folder "Bios:" Printout of reveiw "The Autopsy of a Friendship" by Belle Randall (2006), review of "The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertove" ed. Robert J. Bertholf and Albert Gelpi (2004); biography of Michael Rumaker by George F. Butterick. Unlabeled folder: Material from Who's Who in America (2002); article "Fielding Dawson" by Russell Banks; Photocopied photographs of Michael Rumaker with pasted text clippings; Photocopied pages of Michael Rumaker's works, with text cut out. Folder "BMCMAC--Feb. 2, 2005:" Correspondence with Penelope Creely on Robert Creely's death; Corespondence with Alice Sebrell on "Queers;" Correspondence with Mary DeLaude (2004); Correspondence with Charles Boer.]

2012.0160_6

Correspondence, publications, books, musical scores 2003-2010   1.3 Linear feet Foldered

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[Subjects include:

File Cabinet D (By folder): Folder "BMCMAC/BMPress/Mary Holden et al./BMC People, Matters:" Correspondence with Charles Boer, Mary Holden, Mary Delaude, Connie Bostic, and Henry Ferrini (2004); Book "Joseph Fiore: 25 Years of Paintings from Rock Fragments" (2004); Review of "Black Mountain Days" by the Asheville Citizen-Times (2003). Folder "BMCMAC Black Mtn. College Museum+Arts Center-Feb. 1, 2005:" Correspondence with Mary Delaude, Connie Bostic, Peter Anastas, and Robert Creeley (2004); Publication "Minutes of the Charles Olson Society" (2004); Photocopied clippings of "Black Mountain Days" reviews, including Gloucester Daily Times (2004); Photocopied correspondence (1957). Folder "Black Mountain College Letters et al. to Merrill Gillespie from MR--1953-1991:" Photocopied correspondence with Merrill Gillespie 1953-1956, 1974, 1980-1983, 1992, 1996. Foldered Correspondence: Folder "Peter Anastas 2005-2006 Henry Ferrini 2007-2008:" Correspondence with Henry Ferrini (on Vincent Ferrini's Death), Peter Anastas (2009), and Leverett T. Smith (2008); article "Olson's Warning" by Susan Pollack (2008). Folder "Jeffery Beam (Jonathan Wms) April 2008:" Correspondence with Jeffery Beam (2008-2010; Book of Poetry "An Invocation" by Jeffery Beam (2009); Book "On Hunted Ground: Home and the Creative Life" by Jeffery Beam (2008). Folders "Ian Brinton 1/30/08" (2): Folder 1: Correspondence with Ian Brinton (2010); Publication "Dulwich College Writing," vol. 1 (2009), ed. by Ian Brinton; essay "'Roaring from a Storm': Charles Olson's first Maximus Poem" by Ian Brinton; Book "Cambridge Contexts in Literature: Contemporary Poetry: Poets and Poetry since 1990" by Ian Brinton. Folder 2: Correspondence with Ian Brinton, 2007-2009, including introductory letter to Michael Rumaker; essay "John Wieners" by Ian Brinton (2008); "Black Mountain in England" essays (6) by Ian Brinton. Folder "Richard Connolly--Circumstantial Productions 4/11/2008:" 2008-2010 correspondence with Richard Connolly, on reprinting of "A Day and a Night at the Baths." Folder "Jeff Davis--Correspondence, Poems, et al. 2/2/2006:" Correspondence with Jeff Davis 2005-2009; book "Transits of Venus" by Jeff Davis (2005); essay "Something Quite Different: A Farewell for Robert Creely" by Jeff Davis; draft of poetry collection by Jeff Davis. Folder "Suzi Gablik, Feb. 2009:" Correspondence with Suzi Gablik (2009); copy of "An Immodest Proposal" by Michael Rumaker. Folder "Merrill Gillespie:" Correspondence with Merrill Gillespie 2008-2010; Sheet music book "Three Memorial Pieces for Herbert Clement and Dorothy Carr Morris" by Merrill Gillespie (2005). Folder "Debby Ragasto and Karen Shearer:" Correspondence with Debby Ragsto and Karen Shearer, 2008-2010.]

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Correspondence, optical discs, transcripts, manuscripts, publications, clippings 2007-2010   1.3 Linear feet Foldered

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[Subjects include:

Sorted correspondence folders: Folder "Patrick Rumaker / Rumaker Family:" Correspondence with Patrick Rumaker, and birthday cards (2010); Optical disc "Photos by Patrick Rumaker: Black Mountain Celebration and Campus Tour Sept. 25-28, 2008"; printouts from Facebook; Correspondence with Mary Rodenbaugh. Folders "'Rain Taxi' Interview with Terry Leverett T. Smith, Jr. 5/24/08" (2): Folder 1: Correspondence with Rutherford W. Witthus (2010); Copies of "Memory Unearthed: An Interview with Michael Rumaker" by Leverett T. Smith; copy of "Complete Rain Taxi Q+A June 11, 2008;" Correspondence with Leverett T. Smith (2008). Folders "Rutherford Witthus--Feb. 28, 2005" (2): Folder 1: Correspondence with Rutherford Witthus, 2008-2009, on Rumaker's "The Fairies Are Dancing All Over the World" and "An Immodest Proposal." Folders "Leverett T. (Terry) Smith, Jr. 1/30/08" (3): Folder 1: Correspondence with Leverett T. Smith; drafts and copies of Smith's "Olson" essays on Rumaker's "Black Mountain Days" (2009) and "Notions of Family and Gender in Rumaker's Black Mountain Days;" Correspondence on Rain Taxi Interview (2009).

Unsorted Correspondence (Chronological): January 2007-March 2008: Correspondence with people including Peter Anastas, Richard Connolly, Rutherford W. Witthus, Jeff Davis, Leverett T. Smith, Mary Thompson, Mary Rodenbaugh, Patrick Rumaker, Lisa Rich, Henry Ferrini, Ian Brinton; Also contains article from beastforum.com on Rumaker's "A Day and a Night at the Baths" (2007); article "Flannery O'Connor Letters Going Public" by Kirsten Tagami; correspondence with Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center; correspondence on Black Mountain College.

2012.0160_8

Correspondence, clippings 2004-2008   1.3 Linear feet Foldered, arranged chronologically.

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[Subjects include:

Unsorted Correspondence, organized chronologically December 2004 - May 2008; Correspondents include Peter Anastas, Richard Connolly, Jeff Davis, Merill Gillespie, Leverett T. Smith, Mary Thompson, and Rutherford W. Witthus; also includes clippings and internet article printouts.]

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Correspondence 2009-2012   1.3 Linear feet Foldered, arranged chronologically.

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[Subjects include:

Unsorted Correspondence, September 2009 - August 2012 (February-March 2010 not present). Correspondents include Peter Anastas, Jeffery Beam, Ian Brinton, Richard Connolly, Merrill Gillespie, Patrick Rumaker, Leverett T. Smith, Rutherford W. Witthus.]

2012.0160_10

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Correspondence, galley proofs, optical discs, clippings 2011-2013   0.5 Linear feet Foldered

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[Subjects include: 2012-2013 email correspondence with Ian Brinton, Jeffery Beam, Patrick Rumaker, Richard Connolly, Ammiel Alcalay; 2011 email correspondence with Ted Pope and Patrick Rumaker; Photocopies of 1950s correspondence with Charles Olson; folder of "Xeroxed letters from Creeley, Ginsberg, etc."

Correspondence on and "Memorandum of Agreement" regarding Spuyten Duyvil's publication of Rumaker's "Black Mountain Days;" Galley proof with corrections for Spuyten Duyvil's publication of Rumaker's "A Day and a Night at the Baths." Contract for Rumaker's "Robert Duncan in San Francisco" from City LIghts Books, Inc. (2012), along with review from LA Letters.

Compact discs "Rumaker Reading Faeries" and "Poemjazz: Robert Pinsky, Laurence Hobgood."

Draft of poetry collection "Waiting for Charlie Brown" by Ted Pope.]

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Manuscripts, galley proofs, correspondence 1977, 1997-1998, 2000, 2002, 2007   1.3 Linear feet Foldered

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[Subjects include:

Manuscript, "To Kill a Cardinal," 140-page version, 5th draft (2 copies); "Black Mountain Days," final corrections from formatter Richard Connolly, 7/15/02; 2001 Email correspondence, including draft of "An Immodest Proposal;" Transcript of Feb. 11, 1998 Mary Emma Harris interview with Michael Rumaker; 2007 Christmas cards, with annotations by Michael Rumaker; "Black Mountain Days" 6/25/02 formatted version (galley proof); Manuscript "Pagan Days" (1997); "Bezoar," June 1997, containing poem "Earth" by Michael Rumaker; Additional "Black Mountain Days" manuscript with annotations.

*Folder of computer-printed pornographic images*]

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Galley proofs, manuscripts, fliers, clippings 2001-2004   1.3 Linear feet Foldered

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[Subjects include:

"Black Mountain Days" galley proof; Photocopied "Black Mountain Days" typescript; Corrected and annotated "Black Mountain Days" format pages (2001); Photocopied Black Mountain College correspondence to Michael Rumaker; "Pizza" second version draft with annotations (2004); "Pizza" corrections with annotations (2004), including correspondence from Michael Rumaker to Richard Connolly on corrections; "Black Mountain Days" review in Boston Phoenix Summer Reading Supplement (2004); Blank yellow legal pad; Correspondence with Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center on publication of "Black Mountain Days" (2003); Advertising flier for "Black Mountain Days;" Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center Newsletter #5, 2003; "Black Mountain Days" reviews; Correspondence with family members Patrick Rumaker and Joseph Rumaker about publication of "Black Mountain Days" and reviews (2003); Correspondence with Terry Smith (2002-2003).]

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Galley proofs, manuscripts 1999, 2001   1.3 Linear feet Foldered

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[Subjects include:

Final formatted version of "Black Mountain Days" (2001); "Pagan Days" page proofs (1999); "Pagan Days" galley proof, 593-page edition (two copies); "To Kill a Cardinal" manuscript.]

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Manuscripts, galley proofs 1978-1979, 1997, 1999-2000, 2003   1.3 Linear feet Foldered

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[Subjects include:

"Pagan Days" final page proofs (1999); "Pagan Days" galley proof from circumstantial productions; Draft of Nyack Book (1978), with second draft (1979); Text of "Black Mountain Days" latest revision for scan version (2000); "Pagan Days" corrections and partial typescript (1997); additional "Pagan Days" Typescript; draft of "Pizza" (2000), with 2003 correspondence with Terry Smith.]

2013.0066_4

Correspondence, manuscripts, books, notes, ephemera 2002-2004, 2006, 2008, 2011-2013   1.3 Linear feet Foldered

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[Subjects include:

Correspondence: 2006 Correspondence with Jeffery Beam, poems by Jeffery Beam; Mailing on 2008 event "The Spirit of Black Mountain College;" Harold Ober associates, on Pagan Days copyright (2013); Gregory Willcox, on adapting "The Pipe" to film (2011-2012); from Charles Boer (2004); from Marquis Who's Who in America (2003); 2011-2013 email corespondence with Rutherford Witthus, Ted Pope, David Rumaker, Jeff Davis, Patrick Rumaker, Terry Smith, Richard Connolly, Michael Hein, Merrill Gillespie, and Jeff Beam; Correspondence with Ammeial Alcalay on publication of "Robert Duncan in San Francisco" (2011).

Writings:Typescript of "The Beautiful Tendons: Uncollected Queer Poems (1977-2000); Reviews of "Black Mountain Days;" Copy of "Hovering World" by Peter Dube (2003), along with Michael Rumaker's review, and notes; Jeffery Beam review of "Black Mountain Days; Photocopied script of play "Queers;" Excerpt from "Robert Duncan in San Francisco," and reviews by Ken Harvey and Amos Lassen.

Other items: "Memorandum of Agreement" with Spuyten Duyvil over Pagan Days publication; December 8, 2002 Michael Rumaker interview; Audiocassette of Michael Rumaker BBC interview; Mailings advertising "Black Mountain Days," from Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center.]

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Audiocassettes, notes, ephemera, publications 1993, 1998-2000, 2002-2012   Oversized

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Audiocassette (1993); Notebooks (2), June 11, 1999 - Sept. 23, 1999 and September 24, 1999 - March 6, 2000; Copies of The Gloucester Times, sent by Peter Anastas (2010); Calendars, 1998-2000, 2002-2012, with annotations.]

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