A Guide to the Bill Berkson Papers, 1959-2016

A Guide to the Bill Berkson Papers

Summary Information

Title
Bill Berkson Papers
Creator
Berkson, Bill.
Inclusive Dates
1959-2016
Extent
132 Linear Feet
Abstract
Poetry and personal papers of the American poet, art critic, teacher, editor and publisher Bill Berkson comprised of literary manuscripts, correspondence, drafts, notebooks, lecture notes, interviews, Big Sky Books and press records, photographs, audio recordings, broadsides, and rare publications. The archive spans from 1960 to the present day and documents the poet’s extensive body of work, his collaborations in and among the realms of visual art, media, and literature, and his affinities with the poets and artists of the New York School.
Call Number
1997.0018
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared, from original inventories by Bill Berkson, by Melissa Watterworth Batt, Krisela Karaja, and Patrick Butler.
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205 archives@uconn.edu URL:

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Berkson, Bill.

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Biography/History

Poet, art critic, teacher, publisher, and sometime curator, Bill Berkson entered the worlds of art and literature in his late teens. Associated with some of the most prominent writers and artists of the New York School, including Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, and Kenneth Koch, Berkson, a native New Yorker, was influenced by and increasingly involved with the experimental literature and artwork of the time.

Born just before the start of World War II on August 30, 1939, Berkson's parents, Eleanor Lambert Berkson and Seymour Berkson,

had come eagerly to New York from, respectively, Crawfordsville, Indiana, and the South Side of Chicago. My father's family were Jews who arrived (there is some mystery as to when) from Lithuania and Odessa. His father, William, was a tailor for an upscale store called Kuppenheimer, and his mother, Bertha (nee Bloom), taught English to immigrants and wrote poetry for the temple newsletter. Seymour's Chicago was the mythological one of gangsters and jazz: ...Some of his acquaintances were among the men killed by Al Capone's mob in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. As a young reporter from Chicago my father went East, then to Rome and Paris, working as the Hearst bureau chief and watching, as he wrote, "the rise and fall of Mussolini" (the fall signalled by Il Duce's pact with Hitler; he later characterized Mussolini as "a thug"). It was during his Italian stay that he met my mother, who was dispatched by the Whitney Museum to undo what he, Seymour, on Hearst's orders, had accomplished by inserting into the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale a Polish society painter's portrait of Marion Davies. About the portrait the Italian authorities, delighted with the uproar (the press nicknamed the pavilion "la casa Davies"), proved stubborn, but, despite the issue at hand and the fact they were both then married, the two young Americans found more of interest in each other. By 1936 they were together in Manhattan.

After ten years at Trinity School in Manhattan, Berkson attended Lawrenceville School. In 1957, he went to Brown University to pursue his undergraduate studies. He returned to live full time in New York after the death of his father on January 4, 1959. Berkson recalls, "Spring semester, 1959: While waiting to get accepted at Columbia for the next term, I decided to take classes at the New School for Social Research. Searching the catalogue, I saw that John Cage, whose name rang some distant bell, was teaching Experimental Composition in a classroom at the school's Twelfth Street headquarters and, in the woods near his house in Stony Point, a course in mushroom identification. Pointless now to wonder if I didn't play it safe by signing up for, instead of one of Cage's offerings, William Troy's relatively standardized modern poetry course (for which I eventually wrote a paper trying to figure out Williams's "variable foot"), Rollo May on Zen and Existentialism, and a poetry workshop taught by Kenneth Koch."

He attended the New School for Social Research between 1959 and 1961 where, with Koch's teaching and encouragement, Berkson's writing and education as a poet flourished: "Kenneth's class was held in the afternoon....Part of each lesson, the fun and suspense, was watching him steer the language toward describing graphically the pleasurable aspects of the poetry he liked-the poetry of Whitman, Rimbaud, Williams, Stevens, Auden, Lorca, Pasternak, Max Jacob, and Apollinaire, as well as of his friends Frank O'Hara and John Ashbery. Then, too, he would make an analogy between some moment in a poem and the sensibilities of New York painting-the amplitude of a de Kooning, Larry Rivers' zippy, prodigiously distracted wit, or Jane Freilicher's way of imagining with her paint how the vase of jonquils felt to be on the window sill in that day's light." In 1963, at the age of twenty-three, Berkson replaced Koch at the New School. Over the next five years his students would include Lee Crabtree, Peter Schjeldahl, Michael Brownstein, Frances LeFebvre Waldman, Jean Boudin, Myra Klahr, Annette Hayn, Charles North, Musa McKim, Bernadette Mayer, Miriam Solan, Carter Ratcliff, Rebecca Wright, and Hatti (later Patti) Smith.

Berkson's first collection of poetry Saturday Night Poems was published in 1961.  Hymns of St. Bridget was published in 1975 after Frank O’Hara’s death, as a compilation of poetry written in collaboration with O'Hara during the early 1960s. The two poets shared a close friendship and collaborative relationship. Berkson edited O’Hara’s posthumous  In Memory of My Feelings (1967) and  Homage to Frank O’Hara together with Joe LeSueur (1978).

Shortly after moving to Bolinas, California in 1971, Berkson founded the little magazine Big Sky and Big Sky Books. Joe Brainard’s  Bolinas Journal was Big Sky’s first publication. By 1978, Berkson had published 20 poetry books and 12 magazine issues under the Big Sky imprint.

Berkson is the author of some twenty collections and pamphlets of poetry including Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems and  Lady Air. His poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies and have been translated into French, Russian, Hungarian, Dutch, Czechoslovakian, Romanian, Italian, German and Spanish.  Les Parties du Corps, a selection of his poetry translated into French, appeared from Joca Seria in 2011. Other recent books are  What’s Your Idea of a Good Time?: Letters & Interviews 1977-1985 with Bernadette Mayer;  BILL with drawings by Colter Jacobsen; Ted Berrigan with George Schneeman;  Not an Exit with Léonie Guyer and  Repeat After Me with John Zurier.

In the mid-1980s Berkson resumed writing art criticism on a regular basis, contributing monthly reviews and articles to Artforum from 1985 to 1991. He became a corresponding editor for  Art in America in 1988 and has also written frequently for such magazines as  Aperture,  Modern Painters,  Art on Paper, artcritical.com and others. In 1984, he began teaching art history and literature and organizing the public lectures program at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he also served as interim dean in 1990 and Director of Letters and Science from 1993 to 1998. He retired from SFAI in 2008 and now holds the position of Professor Emeritus. During the same period, he was also on the visiting faculty of Naropa Institute, California College of Arts and Crafts, Mills College and continues to lecture widely in colleges and universities. He has published three collections of art criticism, to date, the latest being  For the Ordinary Artist: Short Reviews, Occasional Pieces & More.

Berkson received a Poets Foundation grant and a Yaddo residency in 1968, a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1979, a 1990 Artspace art criticism award, a 1994 Fund for Poetry grant, and, more recently, the 2010 Balcones Prize for Best Book of Poetry for Portrait and Dream: New and Selected Poems (2009).

Berkson was the 2006 Distinguished Mellon Fellow at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received the 2008 Goldie for Literature from the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He lived in San Francisco and New York. Berkson married Constance Lewallen in 1998, two years after his divorce from his first wife, Lynn O’Hare, with whom he raised two children.

Bill Berkson died on June 16, 2016.

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Scope and Contents

Poetry and personal papers of the American poet, art critic, teacher, editor and publisher Bill Berkson comprised of literary manuscripts, correspondence, drafts, notebooks, lecture notes, interviews, Big Sky Books and press records, photographs, audio recordings, broadsides, and rare publications.

The archive spans from 1960 to the present day and documents the poet’s extensive body of work, his collaborations in and among the realms of visual art, media, and literature, and his affinities with the poets and artists of the New York School. Accruals are expected.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

Books, periodicals, and magazines have been removed and cataloged separately with the added notation "From the library of Bill Berkson".

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Correspondence  

A-BRO 

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A (Unknown) 1972-1973 

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A (Assorted) 1970-1978 

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A (Assorted) 1985 

Correspondence "A" 1990-1991 

A 1994-1997 

AB-EX/Wooster Art Museum 1997 

Abel, David 1990 

Abbott, Steve  1989 

Acconci, Vito Hannibal  1966 

Acker, Kathy n.d. 

Acker, Kathy 1972-1973 

Alden, Daisy 1978 

Alexander, Brooke 1988-1990 

Allen, Donald 1961-1979 

Andre, Michael 1974 

Andrews, Bruce 1972-1975 

Anglim, Paule n.d. 

Antin, David 1968-1972 

Arnold, Bob 1973-1974 

Armstrong, Richard 1989 

Arnitz, Rick 1990 

Ashbery, John 1961-1974, 1979 

Ashton, Dore 1980 

Ayden, Erje 1977 

Azarian, Linda 1989 

B (Assorted) 1965-1976 

B (Assorted) 1969-1978 

B (Assorted) 1985 

Miscellaneous B 1989-1990 

Correspondence "B" 1991-1994 

B 1989-1997 

B (Unknown) 1967-1975 

Bachardy, Don 1988 

Baker, Betsy 1989 

Baker, Kenneth n.d. 

Baldwin, Gordon 1978 

Baldwin, Gordon 1984 

Baldwin, Gordon 1990 

Balken, Debra Bricker 1989 

Bamberger, Bill 1990 

Baracks, Barbara 1974 

Barnes, Dick 1972-1976 

Baron, Todd 1983 

Barrett, Bill 1990 

Barness, Jim 1990 

Beaton, Cecil 1969 

Beauchamp, Jeffrey 1987-1989 

Bellagio 1997 

Bellamy, Dodie 1989-1990 

Beltrametti, Franco 1978 

Beltrametti, Franco 1979-1980 

Beltrametti, Franco 1981-1984 

Beltrametti, Franco 1984-1986 

Beltrametti, Franco 1986 

Berg, Christopher 1989 

Berkson, Bill 1969-1979 

Berkson, Seymour 1969 

Bernheimer, Alan 1979 

Bernheimer, Alan 1982-1984 

Bernstein, Charles 1977-1978 

Bernstein, Charles 1979-1980 

Bernstein, Charles 1983 

Berrigan, Sandy 1983-1984 

Berrigan, Sandy 1988 

Berrigan, Ted 1965-1974 

Berrigan, Ted 1971-1983 

Bertholf, Robert J.  1983 

Bluhm, Norman 1971-1977 

Bluhm, Norman 1982-1984 

Bluhm, Norman 1987 

Bluhm, Norman 1988-1989 

Boor, Connie 1989 

Born, Frank 1989 

Boxer, Barbara 1989 

Boyd, Mary 1990 

Brainard, Joe pre- 1975 

Brainard, Joe 1967-1970 

Brainard, Joe 1971 

Brainard, Joe 1972 

Brainard, Joe 1973 

Brainard, Joe 1974-1977 

Brainard, Joe 1979 

Brainard, Joe 1983-1985 

Brainard, Joe 1987 

Brainard, Joe 1988-1990 

Brainard, Joe 1992-1993 

Brandt, Damon 1989 

Brandt, Frish 1990 

Bransten, Rena n.d. 

Brenner, Summer 1978 

Brill, Ruth 1989 

Brodey, James 1979-1980 

Brodey, Jim 1973-1977 

Brodey, Jim 1978-1979 

Brodey, Jim 1979-1985 

Brown, Marvin 1989 

Brown, Rebecca 1973-1978 

BRO-COO 

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Brown, Rebecca 1979-1980 

Brown, Rebecca 1984-1985 

Brown, Rebecca 1989 

Brownstein, Michael 1968-1976 

Brownstein, Michael 1978 

Brownstein, Michael 1980 

Brownstein, Michael 1982-1984 

Brownstein, Michael 1990 

Bruckner, Don 1972 

Bruenig, Leroy 1990 

Burckhardt, Rudy 1969-1978 

Burckhardt, Rudy 1978-1980 

Burckhardt, Rudy 1981-1986 

Burckhardt, Rudy 1988-1989 

Butterfield, Jan 1989 

C (Unknown) 1967-1976 

C (Assorted) 1968-1979 

C (Assorted) 1977-1979 

Miscellaneous C 1988-1990 

Correspendence "C" 1990-1995 

C 1990-1997 

C 1990-1997 

C 1990-1997 

Calderone, Dolores (Isabelle Sorrell) 1990-1993 

Callahan, Bob 1976-1977 

Callahan, Bob 1978-1979 

Cambell, Lawrence 1988 

Carey, Steve 1968-1975 

Carey, Steve 1984 

Carey, Tom 1980 

Carroll, Jim 1968-1976 

Carroll, Paul 1967-1975 

Castleman, Riva 1988 

Ceravolo, John 1974-1975 

Cerf, Bennet 1958 

Chalmers, Penny 1973 

Chalmers, Penny 1979 

Chaloner, David 1978-1979 

Chamberlin, Wynn 1971-1977 

Cheever, John 1975 

Chester, Laura 1990 

Clarke, John 1989 

Clark, Norma 1990 

Clark, Tim 1988-1989 

Clark, Tom  1966-1975 

Clark, Tom  1978 

Clark, Tom  1980 

Clark, Tom  1983-1984 

Clark, Tom  1986 

Clark, Tom  1990 

Codrescu, Andrei 1973-1974 

Codrescu, Andrei 1979-1980 

Codrescu, Andrei 1981 

Coft, Johnathan & Mary Gimbel 1978 

Cole, Norma 1989 

Conkelton, Sheryl 1990 

Connally, Dan 1990 

Connally, Dan 1991-1994 

Connally, Dan 1987-1998 

Conner, Bruce 1996 

Connor, Linda n.d. 

Coolidge, Clark pre- 1975 

Coolidge, Clark 1969 

Coolidge, Clark 1970-1971 

Coolidge, Clark 1972 

Coolidge, Clark 1973-1974 

Coolidge, Clark 1975-1976 

Coolidge, Clark 1976-1977 

Coolidge, Clark 1978-1979 

Coolidge, Clark 1979-1980 

Coolidge, Clark 1974-1984 

Coolidge, Clark 1984-1985 

Coolidge, Clark 1986-1988 

Coolidge, Clark 1988-1990 

Coolidge, Clark 1990-1995 

Cooper, Dennis 1980 

COR-F 

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Corbett, Bill 1974-1976 

Corbett, Bill 1986 

Corbett, Bill 1992-1994 

Cowley, Malcolm 1973 

Crabtree, Lee 1971-1973 

Creeley, Bobbie 1974 

Creeley, Robert 1968-1979 

Crews, Judson 1975 

Crozier, Andrew 1978 

A-C 1983-1988 

D (Unknown) 1968 - ? 

D (Assorted) 1966-1986 

Correspondence "D" 1989-1995 

D 1994-1997 

Danto, Arthur 1989-1990 

Danto, Barbara 1990 

Dash, Robert 1980 

Damon, S. Foster 1966 

Davidson, Michael 1974 

Davidson, Michael 1979-1980 

Davidson, Michael 1981-1982 

Davidson, Michael ca. 1988-1990 

Davies, Alan 1974-1976 

Dawson, Fielding 1973-1985 

Dawson, Fielding 1988 

Dawson, Fielding 1988-1989 

Denby, Edwin 1968 

Dern, Jim 1990 

Diamond, Martha 1989-1990 

Diamond, Martha 1990-1994 

Dickerson, Steve 1990 

Dine, Jim 1969-1973 

DiPrima, Diane 1968-1979 

DiPrima, Diane 1984-1985 

DiPrima, Diane 1986 or 1987? 

Disch, Tom 1980 

Doctorow, E.L. 1980 

Dorn, Ed 1972-1974 

Doty, Robert 1988-1990 

Downes, Rackstraw 1986-1988 

Unknown A-D 1978 

E (Assorted) 1968-1977 

E (Assorted) 1978-1985 

Correspondence "E" 1990-1992 

E  1997-1998 

Edwards, Sam P. n.d. 

Eggers, Carol 1990 

Elledge, Jim 1989 

Ellingham, Lewis 1981-1983 

Ellingham, Lewis 1989 

Elmslie, Kenward 1965-1977 

Elmslie, Kenward 1978-1979 

Elmslie, Kenward 1979-1980 

Elmslie, Kenward 1983-1985 

Elmslie, Kenward 1985-1987 

Elmslie, Kenward 1988 

Elmslie, Kenward 1992-1994 

Emerson, Steven 1979 

Emerson, Stephen  1981-1984 

F (Unknown) 1965-? 

F (Assorted) 1969-1977 

F (Assorted) 1978-1986 

Miscellaneous F 1988-1989 

Correspondence "F" 1991-1994 

F 1992-1997 

Faggi, Fabio 1992-1994 

Fagin, Larry (undated) 

Fagin, Larry 1968-1976 

Fagin, Larry 1978-1979 

Fagin, Larry 1979-1980 

Fagin, Larry 1981-1986 

Fagin, Larry 1986-1988 

Fagin, Larry 1988-1990 

Fagin, Larry 1991-1994 

Faville, Curtis 1972-1976 

Faville, Curtis 1978-1979 

Faville, Curtis 1979-1980 

Fei Ye 1989 

Feldman, Morton 1968-1975 

Felver, Chris 1988-1990 

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence 1971-1978 

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence 1980 

Field, Tom 1981 

Foley, Jack 1988 

Ford, Charles Henri 1967-1970 

Ford, Ruth 1968-1974 

Foster, Edward 1989 

Foy, Raymond 1989 

Franc, Helen 1968 

Frankenthaler, Helen and Bob 1964-1968 

Frankenthaler, Helen  1990 

Fraser, Kathleen 1974-1978 

Fraser, Kathleen 1982-1984 

Friedman, Richard 1972-1978 

Frumkin, Harvey 1988 

Frumkin, Kathleen 1989 

Fusco, Coco 1990 

G-H 

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G (Unknown) 1971 - ? 

G (Assorted) 1966-1985 

Miscellaneous G 1990 

Correspondence "G" 1990-1995 

Gale Research, Inc. 1990 

Gallup, Dick 1972-1976 

Gallup, Dick 1979-1980 

Garcia, Rupert 1988 

G 1993-1997 

Gass, Bill c. 1970 

Georgeson, Helen 1990 

Gerstler, Amy  1983 

Gilfillan, Merrill 1981 

Ginsberg, Allen 1971-1976 

Giorno, John 1967-1976 

Gitin, Maria 1979 

Gizzi, Peter 1988-1989 

Gluck, Robert 1990 

Gooch, Brad 1988-1990 

Goodell, Larry 1974 

Grauerholz, James 1990 

Greenwald, Ted 1972-1976 

Greenwald, Ted 1976-1978 

Greenwald, Ted 1978-1979 

Greenwald, Ted 1980 

Greenwald, Ted 1981-1984 

Grenier, Bob 1972-1973 

Groffsky, Maxine 1963-1977 

Grumbaugh, Bill 1988 

Guest, Barbara 1989 

Gustafson, Jim 1972-1977 

Gustafson, Jim 1978-1979 

Gustafson, Jim 1979-1980 

Gustafson, Jim 1981-1984 

Gustafson, Jim 1985 

Gustafson, Jim 1986-1987 

Gustafson, Jim 1990 

Guston letter - letter from Phillip Guston to Berkson regarding an essay about Guston's new paintings for ARTNEWS 1970 

Guston, Philip 1969-1977 

Guston, Philip 1970-1980 

Guston, Philip 1978 

Gutherson, Scott 1989 

Unknown E-G 1978 

H (Unknown) 1959-1976 

H (Assorted) 1967-1975 

H (Assorted) 1978-1985 

Correspondence "H" 1990-1995 

H 1989-1997 

Hackman, Neil 1974-1975 

Hall, Diane 1989-1990 

Hall, Doug 1990 

Hall, Susan 1989-1990 

Hammial/Australia 1997 

Hammial, Phillip 1988 

Hamilton, Steve 1974-1975 

Hankins, Roger 1989 

Harryman, Carla  1982-1984 

Harwood, Lee 1967 

Harwood, Lee 1983 

Hascall, Mike 1990 

Hawkins, Ralph 1973-1974 

Hayes, Bill 1988 

Hayes, Randy n.d. 

Heely, Allan V. 1957 

Heinecken, Robert 1990 

Hejinian, Lyn 1980 

Hejinian, Lyn 1981-1983 

Herd, Dale ca. 1982-1983 

Hillary Masters' Georgia Review NEA Attack, Includes letters from Fagin, Henjinian, and Padgett 1982 

Hillary Masters' Georgia Review NEA Attack, Includes letters from Fagin, Henjinian, and Padgett 1982 

Hine, Hank 1988-1990 

Hird, Beth 1992-1994 

Hirschman, Jack 1976 

Hobson, Chuck 1988 

Hollo, Anselm 1973 

Hollo, Anselm 1982 

Hoogstraten, Harry 1979-1980 

Hoogstraten, Harry 1981 

Howe, Fanny 1976 

Hudspith, Vicki 1990 

Hung Lui n.d. 

D-H 1985-1987 

I-M 

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I (Unknown) 1971 

I ca. 1994-1997 

Interspection 1990 

Ireland, David 1989-1990 

J (Assorted) 1967-1985 

J 1996-1997 

Jaquette, Yvonne 1981-1985 

Jaquette, Yvonne 1988-1989 

Jelenfy, Karen 1989-1990 

Jenkins, John 1989 

Jess (Collins) 1990 

Johns, Jasper 1967 

Johns, Jasper 1989 

Johnston, Jill 1988-1990 

Jones, Faye 1990 

Jones, LeRoi 1977 

Junker, Howard 1985-1986 

Junker, Howard 1988-1990 

Correspondence "I-J" 1991-1994 

K (Assorted) 1971-1976 

K (Assorted) 1977-1978 

Miscellaneous K 1987-1989 

Correspondence "K" 1991-1994 

K 1990-1997 

Katz, Alex 1962-1977 

Katz, Alex 1983-1984 

Katz, Alex 1986-1989 

Katz, Jonathan 1990 

Katz, Vincent 1989-1990 

Katz, Vincent 1988-1994 

Kennedy, Rose 1964 

King, Basil 1980 

King, Martha 1988 

King, Tom 1991 

Klein, Michael 1988 

Koch, Kenneth 1965-1976 

Koch, Kenneth 1980 

Koch, Kenneth 1982 

Koller, James 1980 

Korner, Anthony 1988 

Kraft, Charlie 1988-1990 

Kramarsky, Werner 1988 

Krauss, Ruth 1973-1974 

Kyger, Joanne  1970-1973 

Kyger, Joanne  1979-1980 

Kyger, Joanne  1982 

J-K 1986-1988 

L (Unknown) 1972 - ? 

L (Miscellaneous) 1972-1977 

L (Assorted) 1978-1979 

Miscellaneous L 1987, 1990 

Correspondence "L" 1975-1994 

L 1990-1998 

Lally, Michael  1983 

Lambert, Eleanor 1958-1974 

Lane, John 1988-1989 

Lane, Kenneth 1971-1972 

Lange, Art 1978 

Langdale, Cecily 1988 

Lenhart, Gary 1988 

LeSeur, Joe 1967-1975 

LeSeur, Joe 1978-1979 

LeSeur, Joe 1982-1983 

LeSeur, Joe 1988-1989 

Leslie, Alfred 1984 

Lieber, Edward 1990 

Linhires, Phil 1990 

Little, Carl 1988-1989 

Liu, Hung 1988 

Lobell, Katherine 1988 

Lucinda Banner 1989 

Lustig, Shelley 1971-1974 

Lustig, Shelley 1989 

Lustig, Shelley 1991-1994 

M (Unknown) ca. 1967-1978 

M (Miscellaneous) 1967-1975 

M (Assorted) 1978-1985 

M-O 

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Miscellaneous M ca. 1988-1990 

Correspondence "M" 1990-1994 

M 1988, 1990-1997 

M 1988, 1990-1997 

M 1988, 1990-1997 

M 1988, 1990-1997 

MacAdams, Lewis 1973-1975 

MacAdams, Lewis 1979 

MacAdams, Lewis 1983 

MacAdams, Lewis 1988-1989 

MacAdams, Phoebe 1973-1975 

MacDonald, Anne 1990 

Malanga, Gerard 1969-1976 

Margolis, Margot 1968-1976 

Marisol 1980 

Marks, Milton 1989 

Martin, Fred 1988 

Martin, John 1969-1975 

Mathews, Harry 1965-1976 

Mathews, Harry 1979-1980 

Mathews, Harry 1981-1985 

Mathews, Harry 1987 

Mathews, Harry 1988 

Mattingly, George 1974-1975 

Mayer, Bernadette 1972-1976 

Mayer, Bernadette 1978-1979 

Mayer, Bernadette 1979-1980 

Mayer, Bernadette 1979-1984 

Mayer, Bernadette 1986-1988 

Mayer, Bernadette 1989-1990 

Mayer, Bernadette 1982-1992 

Mayer, Musa 1998 

McClure, Joanna 1978 

McClure, Michael 1975 

McClure, Michael ca. 1979 

McCrary, Jim 1989 

McDarrah, Fred W.  1981-1983 

McDonagh, Michael 1990 

McGrath, Connell 1988-1990 

McGrath, Connell 1991-1992 

McMahon, Claire 1991-1992 

McNaughton, Duncan 1978-1979 

McNaughton, Duncan 1979-1980 

McNaughton, Duncan 1981-1984 

McNaughton, Duncan 1986-1988 

McNaughton, Duncan 1990 

McNaughton, Duncan 1991-1994 

Meltzer, David 1972-1974 

Meltzer, David 1983-1984 

Messerli, Douglas 1977-1978 

Messerli, Douglas 1979-1980 

Messerli, Douglas 1983 

Messerli, Douglas 1991 

Meyerovich, Erica 1988 

Mikolowski, Ken 1973-1985 

Mikolowski, Ken 1988 

Mills, Paul 1988 

Mooney, Michael 1988 

Motherwell, Robert 1968 

Mottram, Eric 1978 

Mueller, Jack 1989 

Muse, John 1990 

Myers, John B. 1967 

Myers, John Bernard 1978 

Myles, Eileen 1990 

N (Unknown) 1967-? 

N (Miscellaneous) 1968-1976 

N (Assorted) 1978-1979 

Miscellaneous N 1988-1990 

N 1995-1997 

Newman, Steve 1990 

Nixon, Nick 1988 

Nolan, Pat 1972-1976 

Norse, Harold 1962-1971 

North, Charles 1979-1980 

North, Charles 1984-1985 

North, Charles 1989 

Norton, Mark 1989 

Notley, Alice 1972-1974 

Notley, Alice n.d. 

Notley, Alice 1982-1984 

Notley, Alice 1987 

Notley, Alice 1988 

Unknown H-N 1978 

O (Assorted) 1971-1975 

O 1992-1997 

Olson, Charles 1969 

Obenzinger, Hilton 1971 

Owen, Maureen 1971-1977 

Owen, Maureen 1979 

O'Reilly, William 1988 

Oropallo, Deborah 1988-1990 

Ott, Sabina 1989 

Correspondence "N-O" 1990-1993 

P-SAL 

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P (Unknown) ca. 1971-1976 

P (Miscellaneous) 1971-1976 

P (Assorted) 1978-1979 

Correspondence "P" 1990-1995 

P 1995-1998 

Padgett, Ron 1967-1971 

Padgett, Ron 1972-1976 

Padgett, Ron 1978-1979 

Padgett, Ron 1979-1980 

Padgett, Ron 1981-1984 

Padgett, Ron 1986-1988 

Padgett, Ron 1980, 1988-1990 

Padgett, Ron 1990-1995 

Palmer, Michael 1974-1978 

Palmer, Michael 1981-1983 

Parks, Shaun 1990 

Parlatore, Anslem 1983-1984 

Patler, Louis 1979 

Pearson, Ted 1990 

Penner, Monica 1988 

Perelman, Bob ca. 1979 

Perloff, Marjorie 1976 

Pettet, Simon 1989 

Phelps, Leon 1978-1979 

Piero Letters 1991-1993 

Poole, Ann 1990 

Prager, Eleanor 1989 

Prince, F.T. 1978 

Provisor, Janis n.d. 

L-P 1983-1988 

Q (Unknown) n.d. 

Q 1996 

R (Unknown) ca. 1959-1968 

R (Miscellaneous) 1969-1976 

R (Assorted) 1979-1980 

R 1986-1988 

Miscellaneous R 1990 

Correspondence "R" 1986-1995 

R 1983, 1994-1997 

Rakosi, Carl 1968-1979 

Rath, Alan 1988 

Rattray, David 1988 

Raworth, Tom 1972-1976 

Raworth, Tom 1979 

Raworth, Tom ca. 1982-1984 

Raworth, Tom 1986 

Raworth, Tom 1990 

Register, John 1990 

Resnick, Paul 1989 

Reznikoff 1973-1974 

Richards, Peter 1988 

Riley, Peter 1970 

Rivers, Larry 1962-1973 

Rivers, Larry 1988 

Robinson, Kit  1983 

Robinson, Kit  1988-1989 

Rodefer, Stephen 1978 

Rodefer, Stephen 1979 

Rodefer, Stephen 1979-1985 

Rodefer, Stephen 1986 

Rodefer, Stephen 1990 

Rosenberg, David 1967-1973 

Ross, Charlie 1990 

Rothenberg, Erika 1990 

Rothenberg, Susan 1989 

Roth, Moria 1989 

Rubenstein, Carol 1982 

Ruscha, Edward n.d. 

Ryan, Katie 1988 

S (Unknown) ca. 1969-1971 

S (Miscellaneous) 1969-1976 

S (Assorted) 1977-1985 

S 1985-1987 

Miscellaneous S 1988-1990 

Correspondence "S" 1987-1994 

S 1995-1998 

S 1995-1998 

S 1995-1998 

Safdie, Joe 1989 

Saler, David 1990 

SAN-WAL 

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Sanders, Ed 1975 

Sandy, Steven 1980 

Sapien, Darryl 1989 

Saroyan, Aram 1972-1977 

Saroyan, Aram 1987 

Scalapino, Leslie 1979 

Scalapino, Leslie 1988 

Scheeman, Katie 1989-1990 

Schiff, Harris 1970-1975 

Schjeldahl, Linda 1971 

Schjeldahl, Peter 1974-1978 

Schjeldahl, Peter 1986 

Schneeman, George 1987 

Schuchat, Simon 1972-1977 

Schuchat, Simon 1978 

Schuchat, Simon 1979 

Schuchat, Simon 1984 

Schuyler, James 1969-1978 

Schuyler, James 1980 

Schuyler, James 1982 

Schuyler, James 1988-1990 

Schwabsky, Barry 1988 

Scott, Shelley 1986-1987 

Shatter, Susan 1990 

Shapiro, David 1975-1976 

Sharp, Chris 1995-1996 

Sharp, Chris 1995-1996 

Shaw, Richard 1989 

Shein, Keith 1987-1988 

Silberg, Richard 1988 

Silliman, Ron 1974-1978 

Silliman, Ron 1981-1983 

Simon, John 1982 

Smith, Alexander 1978-1979 

Smith, David 1964 

Smith, Gerard M. 1989 

Smith, Hattie 1969 

Smith, Jared 1974-1975 

Snedcof, Harold 1968-1969 

Solnit, Robert n.d. 

Sonbert, Warren 1988-1990 

Southgate, Patsy 1988 

Stanton, Tom 1989 

Stein, Vivienne 1988 

Stone, Jeremy 1990 

Strauss, David Levi 1981-1983 

Strauss, David Levi 1988-1989 

Stumbaugh, Sandra 1989 

T (Unknown) n.d. 

T (Assorted) 1975-1986 

Miscellaneous T 1988 

T 1995-1997 

Tamblyn, Christine 1989 

Tanner, Marcia 1990 

Tart, Indrek 1988-1990 

Telford-Tims, Charlene 1989 

Thiebaud, Betty Jean 1989 

Thiebaud, Wayne 1988 

Thomson, Virgil 1964-1974 

Thomson, Virgil 1979 

Thomson, Virgil 1981 

Towle, Tony 1967-1973 

Tranter, John 1984-1985 

Tranter, John 1989 

U (Assorted) 1967-1976 

U 1995-1997 

V (Assorted) 1968-1978 

Miscellaneous V 1988, 1990 

V 1997 

Veitch, Martha 1973 

Veitch, Tom 1969-1977 

Veitch, Tom 1979 

Veitch, Tom 1979 

Veitch, Tom 1982 

Veitch, Tom 1990 

Vermont, Charlie 1971-1977 

Villa, Carlos n.d. 

Correspondence "T-V" 1987-1994 

W (Unknown) ca. 1961-1977 

W (Miscellaneous) 1967-1976 

W (Assorted) 1977-1985 

Miscellaneous W 1989 

W 1989, 1992-1998 

Wakowski, Diane 1962 

Waldman, Anne n.d. 

Waldman, Anne 1967-1971 

Waldman, Anne 1972-1977 

Waldman, Anne 1974-1979 

Waldman, Anne 1979-1980 

Waldman, Anne 1981-1984 

Waldman, Anne 1985-1986 

Waldman, Anne 1986-1988 

Waldman, Anne 1982-1990 

Wallach, Amei 1988 

Walsh, Charlie 1971-1977 

WAR-Miscellaneous 

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Warsh, Lewis 1968-1972 

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Warsh, Lewis 1973 

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Warsh, Lewis 1974-1977 

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Warsh, Lewis 1978-1979 

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Warsh, Lewis "Part of my History" 

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Warsh, Lewis 1979-1980 

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Warsh, Lewis 1981-1985 

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Warsh, Lewis 1986 

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Warshall, Peter 1979 

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Watten, Barry 1973-1977 

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Watten, Barry 1977-1978 

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Watten. Barrett 1979-1980 

9

Watten. Barrett 1982-1983 

9

Watten. Barrett 1989 

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Weigel, Tom 1983-1985 

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Wessel, Hank n.d. 

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West, Thomas 1989 

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Whalen, Philip 1975-1977 

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Whalen, Philip 1982 

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Wiater, Michael 1972-1973 

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Wiegal, Tom 1982 

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Wieners, John 1968-1972 

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Wieners, John 1990 

9

Willenbecher, John 1989 

9

Wilson, Pete (Senator) 1989 

9

Winch, Terry 1972-1977 

9

Winkel, Neil 1990 

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Winkfield, Trevor 1967-1973 

9

Wolfe, Michael 1979-1980 

9

Wolfe, Michael 1981-1984 

9

Wolfe, Michael 1990 

9

Wollheim, Mary n.d. 

9

Wong, Florence 1988 

9

Worth, Irene 1971 

9

Unknown O-W 1978 

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Yau, John 1990 

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Young, Geoff 1980-1984 

9

Young, Geoff 1988 

9

Young, Geoff 1991-1994 

9

Yuen, Audrey 1990 

9

T-Y 1982-1988 

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Zavatsky, Bill 1976 

9

Zavatsky, Bill 1979 

9

Zike, Debbie Linton 1989 

9

Correspondence "W-Z" 1985-1994 

9

X-Y-Z (Assorted) 1968-1978 

9

X-Y-Z  1994-1997 

9

Miscellaneous 1971-1977 

9

Miscellaneous Letters and Cards 1979-1980 

9

Miscellaneous Letters and Cards 1979-1980 

9

Miscellaneous Letters and Cards 1979-1980 

9

Miscellaneous Letters and Cards 1979-1980 

9

Miscellaneous Letters and Cards 1979-1980 

9

Miscellaneous Letters and Cards 1979-1980 

9

Miscellaneous Letters and Cards 1979-1980 

9

Miscellaneous Letters and Cards 1979-1980 

9

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1981-1984 

9

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1981-1984 

9

Miscellaneous-Unidentified 

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Miscellaneous Correspondence 1981-1984 

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Miscellaneous Correspondence 1981-1984 

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Miscellaneous Correspondence 1981-1984 

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Miscellaneous Correspondence 1981-1984 

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Miscellaneous Correspondence 1986-1993 

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P.C of letter from Berkson to Bill McKeever 1978 

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Unknown 1986-? 

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Unidentified Correspondence 1990-1995 

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Unidentified Correspondence 1995-1997 

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Series II: Manuscripts and Writing Projects 

Frank O'Hara materials 

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Poems sent to Berkson by Frank O'Hara, typescripts 1953-1962 

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Interview of David Smith by Frank O'Hara for ART NEW YORK television program 1964 

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Correspondence of Angelicus (Berkson) and Fidelio Fobb (O'Hara) 1961-1962 

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Collaborations between Berkson and O'Hara with Berkson's notes 1959-1967 

11

Letters and postcards from Frank O'Hara to Berkson 1960-1962 

11

Hymns of St. Bridget by Bill Berkson and Frank O'Hara, typescript 

11

Condolence letters to Berkson on O'Hara's death 1966 

11

Ephemera, petition and announcements regarding the Frank O'Hara Foundation and Scholarship fund 1962, 1967, 1968 

11

In Memory of My Feelings by Frank O'Hara edited by Bill Berkson (master copy), paste-up 1967 

11

In Memory of My Feelings book and exhibition materials, correspondence, photographs 1967-1968 

11

In Memory of My Feelings (proof copy) 

11

In Memory of My Feelings notes, correspondence, photographs, related materials 1968 

11

In Memory of My Feelings, manuscripts submitted (not published) 1968 

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Miscellaneous Frank O'Hara material 

Scope and Content Note

Materials collected by Berkson including a photocopy of O'Hara's interview with Edward Lucie-Smith in 1965 that was eventually published in Donald Allen's edition of Standing Still and Walking in New York, and a photocopy of a typescript poem given to Berkson by Allen attributed to Frank O'Hara that was later discovered to be by David Shapiro.

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Manuscripts and Writing Projects 

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Always (poem) typescript with manuscript cover note 1959 

11

Art New York: Larry Rivers By Himself, written by Berkson 1964 

11

The Guston Papers, typescript with handwritten annotations, notes 1970 

11

California Letters 1969-1970 

11

Recent Visitors, manuscripts 1970-1972 

11

Recent Visitors, typescript (yellow binder) 1973 

11

Recent Visitors, print copy with handwritten annotations 1973 

11

Enigma Variations, manuscripts, typescript, handwritten notes (by Philip Guston), printers copy 1974-1975 

11

Enigma Variations, typescript (green binder) 1975? 

11

100 Women, typescript, and 100 Women For Bill Berkson by Ted Berrigan and Alice Notley; No Bingo For Bill Berkson by Lewis and Bernadette 1975 

11

Blue Is the Hero, typescript with handwritten annotations 1974 

11

Blue Is the Hero, typescript with drawing "Pain Peint" by Man Ray [Philip Guston] 1976 

11

Blue is the Hero, manuscripts, notes, correspondence, paste-up, page proofs 1975, 1976 

11

Blue is the Hero, mechanically reproduced sheets sent to Joe Brainard with cover letter by Berkson, 1974; return note from Ron Padgett, 1994 

11

David Smith Chronological Outline 1966-1968 

12

Book original manuscript, includes handritten Poem for Philip Guston, typewritten manuscripts with handwritten annotations 1960-1967 

12

Saturday Night manuscript 1975 

12

Poetry typescripts photocopies 1960-1975 

12

Poetry typescripts photocopies 1960-1975 

12

Book Manuscript [198?] [Added] Undated 

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Collaborations with Various Poets 1967-1974 

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Berkson/Ted Greenwald collaborations 

12

Art Gum 1971-1972 

12

Ossorio article for Art in America, clippings, notes November 1980 

12

Homage to Frank O'Hara - reprint 1980 

12

Colliers Encyclopedia entry for Frank O'Hara 1980 

12

Edited drafts: The Critical Writings of Adrian Stokes, and The Sixties, The Artists and Artisans of Delft 1980, 1982, 1983 

12

Selection of Recent Poems (1976-1982) by Bill Berkson for Briancombe application 1982 

12

Frank O'Hara entry in Dictionary of Literary Biography: Beats volume, typescript 1982 

12

Joanne Kyger entry in Dictionary of Literary Biography: The Beats volume, typescript [1981-1982] 

12

Idealism and Conceit 1982 

12

Start Over typescript 1982 

12

Start Over, manuscripts and proofs 1983 

12

"How About Some Okra on Sands Street" written for Naropa Kerouac Conference 1982 

12

MSS and notes Myers and Ernst review for Art in America October 1984 

12

Lush Life MSS, page proofs, correspondence with Kenward Elmslie 1984 

17

Lush Life, MSS 

17

Thiebaud and the Vanities for Art in America, TS, proof sheets, photographic negatives, correspondence 1985 

17

Proofs "Thiebaud's Vanities" for Art in America December 1985 

17

The Consummate Insider for Art in America, TS with corrections, review of book on Philip Guston (1986). Questions for Joanne Kyger from Berkson, and Kyger's response (undated) 1986-1987 

17

David Park: Facing Eden for Art in America, drafts, TS with annotations, correspondence 1987 

17

Seattle art scene for Art in America, MS, galleys for two-part article  July and September 1986 

17

Artworld and Hometown Art lecture at Seattle Art Museum, TS, notes, clippings, press materials, list of exhibition items (2 file folders) 1987 

17

The Sweet Singer of Modernism on the work of Hans Hofmann in Art in America, TS, galleys, clipping 1987 

17

Sweet Logos on Ed Ruscha for ARTFORUM, TS drafts, notes with corrections January 1987 

17

MSS notes, background material, correspondence, for Millenium Plainsongs - review of LPS: Kenward Elmslie's Palais Bimbo Lounge Show and Bolcom/Morris Black Max, eventually published in New York Native 1986 

17

Kline's Lives for Art in America, published as Kline's True Colors, TS with corrections, notes, drafts, galleys 1986 

17

Alex Katz First Painter of Character for Art in America, TS, drafts, tearsheets, correspondence, corrections to published piece 1986 

17

EXPO-SEE: Critical Commentary on the Art of the Greater Bay Area, Berkson served as Guest Editor, notes, TS, offprints (2 file folders) 1986 

17

Artforum reviews, typescript, notes, galleys with corrections (2 file folders) 1985-1988 

17

John Roloff for Artforum, typescript, drafts, notes, galleys, exhibition program 1987 

17

George Lawson at Khiva Gallery for Artforum, TS, notes, exhibition catalog, clippings 

17

San Francisco - Dane, Sinton, Hall, Cook, Borenstein, Frey, Ryman 

17

General Idea (Toronto) at ARTSPACE review, TS, notes 1988 

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Seattle people, handwritten notes (extensive) 

Seattle correspondence (2 file folders) 1986 

Seattle notebook, handwritten notes, flyers 

Seattle flyers, printed matter (2 file folders) 

Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper from the Collection of the Artist, at the Arts Club of Chicago, introduction to catalog 1987 

Personal scrapbook 1971 

Scope and Content Note

Handmade book containing poems, drawings, and artwork presented to Berkson by Philip Whalen, Robert Creeley, Tom Clark, Lewis Warsh, James Schuyler, Joe Brainard, Larry Fagin, and others for Berkson's birthday.

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Rupert Garcia Essay 1987-1988 

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A Note on Smoke on the work of Joan Mitchell for Limestone Press, TS 1989 

18

Review of work by Don Van Vliet at SFMOMA for Artforum, TS, drafts, notes 1988 

18

Review of Hung Liu for Artforum, TS, drafts, notes, materials from the artist December 1988 

18

Review of work by Richard Hickam and Paul Klein, TS with notes 1988 

18

Review of work by Catherine Wagner, TS, drafts with corrections, notes 1988 

18

Review of work by Michael Tracy, handwritten TS, drafts, print matter 1988 

18

John Baldessari for Shift magazine, TS 1988 

18

The Idylls of Albert York for Art in America, drafts, notes, correspondence 1988 

18

10 x 10: Contemporary Soviet and American Painters at SFMOMA, TS with corrections 1988 

18

Reviews of work by Deborah Oropallo, Elmer Bischoff, Yanoi Kusama, Jim Barsness, Francesco Torres, Lee Friedlander, Henry Wessel, Michael Gregory, Masamo Teroka, Larry Rivers, RIchard Shaw, Yvonne Jacquette, and Roger Hankins 1988 

18

Factum Fidei: A Walk-Thru Apropos the Late '50s 1989 

18

Susan Hall: Waterscapes for exhibition catalog, TS and correspondence 1989 

18

A Sensible View on the work of David Park for Artnews, drafts, galley, correspondence 1989 

18

Five Painters' Submergent Occasions for Artinternational, notes, TS with corrections, correspondence 1989 

18

John Button catalog essay and an article for Art in America, drafts, TS, galleys, correspondence 1989 

18

Paul Harris, Secret Agent, catalog essay, TS undated 

18

A Note on Smoke Joan Mitchell painter, for portfolio of prints 1989 

18

Review of work by Martha Diamond for Artforum, TS, drafts, interview with Diamond, correspondence 1989 

18

Review of work by Poe Dismuke, TS, notes, drafts, print matter 1989 

18

Review of William Tucker for Artforum, TS, draft 1989 

18

From the Museum of Jurassic Technology at New Langton Arts, TS, notes, poster and other print matter 1989 

18

The AIDS Timeline review for Artforum, TS, drafts, notes, print matter 1989-1990 

18

The Ireland Papers 1989 

18

Red Devil by Bill Berkson, signed by Joanne Kyger, Charlie Ross and others 1982 

18

Transcript of Ruscha interview by Berkson for Shift magazine 1988 

18

Art Journal - DeKooning issue papers - issues celebrates 85th birthday (April 24, 1989) co-edited by Berkson and the painter/critic Rackstraw Downes (2 file folders) November 1989 

18

Biotherm papers, drafts, typescripts, correspondence, prospectus, page proofs (2 file folders) 1990 

18

The Dark Pictures on the work of Philip Guston, TS and correspondence 1990 

18

Poetry Center American Poetry Archives Videotape Catalog 1990 

18

Essay on Whitman, unpublished, with letter from Ron Padgett 1990 

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Invocations of the Surge Protector, on Doug Hall, for Artforum, TS, notes, galleys, correspondence May 1990 

18

Poetry and Painting for ZYZZYVA magazine, typescript 1990 

18

Critical Reflections for Art Forum, typescript with corrections, letters 1990 

18

Review of work by Jim Barsness, TS with corrections, notes 1990 

18

Review of work by Inez Storer, drafts, notes, TS with handwritten annotations 1990 

18

Bladen's Mounds essay by Berkson TS with galleys for Art in America 1990 

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Robert Bladen: Early and Late, show curated by Berkson for SFMoMA, catalog essay, TS  1990 

Rui Sanches Sculpture exhibition catalog, TS, correspondence  1988-1991 

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Essay: "History and Truth" 1991 

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Inez Storer's Identity Opera 1992 

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Frank Lobdell for Artforum, TS, correspondence 1991 

Rosemarie Trockel review for Art in America, drafts, letter 1991 

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Michael Gregory's Icons for exhibition catalog Nancy Hoffman Gallery 1991 

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The Dark Pictures essay for Philip Guston catalogue 1991 

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On Lieber's Landings essay by Berkson for Tom Lieber exhibition catalog 1992 

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Bruce Connor essay by Berkson, draft 1992 

19

Urban Milieu III at Paule Anglim Gallery, text by Berkson 1992 

19

From the Guston Papers essay TS for Seth Fretchie's magazine To 1993 

19

Papers regarding Guston's Poems-Pictures, TS for talk, correspondence, exhibition loan documents, print materials (2 file folders) 1993-1995 

19

Judith Foosaner's Modern Measures essay by Berkson for exhibition catalog, notes and correspondence 1993 

19

Poet and Painter Coda (2 folders) 1962-1993 

19

Report from San Francisco essay in Art in America TS, drafts, correspondence (2 folders) 1993 

19

Apparition as Knowledge essay for Deborah Oropallo catalogue, Stephen Wirtz Gallery 1993 

19

The Guston Papers 1993 

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What Piero Knew for Art in America, galleys, proofs, correspondence 1993 

19

Brad Gooch and Berkson notes, correspondence, drafts regarding O'Hara 1977, 1986-1993 

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Fousaner Works on Paper  1994 

19

Wayne Thiebaud "Figure" Interview - Question drafts and transcript 1994 

19

Profile on Wayne Thiebaud for Vogue, drafts, papers, correspondence (2 file folders) 1994 

19

Text for catalog Linda Fleming: the Scale of Experience 1995 

19

Catalog essay for Facing Eden (Berkson curated painting and sculpture at the DeYoung Museum), notes, correspondence (2 file folders) 1995 

19

In the Heat of the Rose for Art in America, drafts, notes, correspondence 1995 

19

Ernie Gehr, TS, exhibition essay and interview 1995 

19

Autograph Hunters by Bill Berkson, TS 1996 

19

Jay DeFeo: Selected Works 1952-1989 and The Romance of the Rose for Moore College Catalogue 1996 

19

De Kooning article for Art in America, TS, notes, correspondence 1996-1997 

19

"Homage to George Herriman" curated by Berkson at Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, catalog essay by Berkson, correspondence, notes (2 file folders) January 7 - February 9, 1997 

19

Review of Kathan Brown book for SF Chronicle 1997 

19

The Pollock Effect by Bill Berkson, essay for Art in America, TS with corrections 1998 

19

A Day With The Rose organized by Berkson at SFAI, notes, correspondence  1995, 2003 

19

Alex Katz, First Painter of Character, for Art in America, TS with handwritten corrections 1986 

18

Living in Chaos on the work of Joan Mitchell for Artforum, notes, MSS, edited copy, correspondence, galley 1988 

18

Memorial for Elaine De Kooning 

18

Review of work by David Ireland for Art in America, MSS, drafts, notes, proofs 1989 

18

The Workplace of Poetry for the Poetry Festival, San Francisco, Fort Mason 1989 

18

Factum Fidei TS, correspondence and notes as forward for Rebecca Solnit's The Secret Exhibition 1988-1989 

18

Idealism and Conceit TS lecture with annotations 1982 

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Identity Opera text for exhibition catalog of Inez Storer at Olga Dollar Gallery 1992 

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Interview with Carol Wood for Art Papers 1990 

Junior Seminar Reader notes, letter, plans for a textbook 1991 

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Poet and Painter Coda essay on New York School pets and painters for Franz Kline show catalog notes, drafts, correspondence (2 file folders) 1993 

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Presenting Surface, text for Judy Foosaner Works on Paper catalog, notes and catalog 1994 

19

Rupert Garcia essay by Berkson, draft, exhibition checklist, correspondence, notes, excerpts from Garcia interview 1987-1988 

Stanford Brent exhibition catalog, TS, letters 1991 

The Poetry Center/American Poetry Archives Videotape Catalog, 1974-1990, containing Berkson's liner notes to tapes of the New York School, TS, drafts, notes, letters 1990 

History and Truth essay, draft, notes for SFMOMA, with lecture notes from SECA 1991 

Hey Joe birthday poem in collage for Joe Brainard 

After Breakfast Book for Joe Brainard Kenward Elmslie MSS 1968 

A Book of Solids collage and text book inscribed to Joe Brainard 1972 

Poetry Arrangements/Contracts 

Thierry de Duve 

Catalog essay for Wayne Thiebaud's Works on Paper at the Arts Club of Chicago 1987 

Smithereens Press calendar with Berkson's poem Serenade 1990 

Krazy Kat 

Homage to Frank O'Hara reprint correspondence with publisher 

Correspondence - College Art Assoc., Art Journal - special issue for DeKooning's 85th B'day, co-edited by Berkson and Rackstraw Downes (2 file folders) 

Colonizing the Red Planet - Alex Smith 

Robert Moses 1888-1981: Coordinator of "Limited Objectives" 

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Series III: Big Sky  

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Big Sky 1 TS 

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Big Sky 1 MSS 

13

Big Sky 2 MSS - TS 

13

Big Sky 2 MSS  

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Coolidge Issue (Big Sky 3) 

13

Manuscripts 

13

Big Sky 4 

13

Big Sky 5 MSS 

13

Big Sky 5 galleys, notes 

13

Big Sky Correspondence-ABC 

13

Big Sky Correspondence-DEF 

13

Big Sky Correspondence-GHI 

13

Big Sky Correspondence-JKL 

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Big Sky Correspondence-MNO 

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Big Sky Correspondence-PQR 

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Big Sky Correspondence-STU 

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Big Sky Correspondence-VWXYZ 

13

The World of Leon - Big Sky 

13

Phoebe Light by Alice Notley MSS 

13

Tales of Virtue and Transformation 

13

Two Serious Poems & One other Berkson and Fagin 

13

Gallup galleys 

13

Miscellaneous TS 

13

Gallup MSS and letters 

13

Big Sky 6 (2 file folders) 

13

Big Sky letters (8 file folders) 

13

Big Sky 8 MSS 

14

Big Sky 8 proof copy 

14

Crazy Compositions 

14

Big Sky 9 corrected proofs 

14

Big Sky 9 MSS 

14

Big Sky 9 Book People 

14

The Life by Ted Greenwald Big Sky 9 

14

Polaroid by Clark Coolidge 

14

All This Every Day by Joanne Kyger 

14

All This Every Day Kyger proof copy 

14

Blues and Egyptian Kings by Jim Brodey TS 

14

Brodey book MSS cut-outs 

14

Brodey book proof copies 

14

Big Sky 10 MSS submissions (4 file folders) 

14

Big Sky 10 receipts 

14

Big Sky 10 letters 

14

Gentle Subsidy by Steve Carey MSS 

14

Studying Hunger by Bernadette Mayer MSS, proofs, notes 1975 

14

Best and Company MSS submissions 

15

Punk by Simon Schuchat TS 

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Death College and Other Poems by Tom Veitch MSS, letters, notes (3 file folders) 

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Big Sky correspondence (3 file folders) 

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Schoolmaster of Delight 

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Big Sky Artwork 


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Homage to Frank O'Hara photo material 

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Homage miscellaneous 

15

Homage MSS submissions unused 

15

Frank O'Hara Documents Miscellaneous 

15

a.d. ass't June 1968 

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Poetry Pilot November 1967 

15

Poetry Vol. 113 No. 5 February 1969 

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Poetry Vol. 79 no. 3 December 1951 

15

Prospetti N. 4 December 1966 

15

Texas Quarterly Vol. V No. 1 Spring 1962 

15

Homage correspondence (6 file folders) 

15

Homage MSS and corrected proofs (4 file folders) 

16

Homage edited out 

16

Homage content lists 

16

Interview of Berkson by Carroll 

16

Homage MSS with corrections 

16

Homage TS 

16

Letters re: Homage 

16

Works edited by Berkson for Homage 

16

Homage mailing 

16

Homage cover art  

16

Selected Plays by Frank O'Hara, Big Sky (4 file folders) 

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Big Sky sales and distribution and author's contracts 1971-1984 

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Big Sky sales and distribution and author's contracts 1971-1984 

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Series IV: Personal Papers 

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Poetry of the Two Worlds 1965 

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2 Scraps, 1 torn from 1966 notebook, re: Frank O'Hara 1966 

Notes from Bill Berkson's Workshop at the New School 1968-1969 

Bill Berkson Handstapled Scrapbook  1971 

The Salon 1973 1973 

Coordinating Council of Library Magazines and National Endowment for the Arts, correspondences etc.  1973-1977 

Typed from the New College tapes (1977) of Bill Berkson's class on Frank O'Hara 1977 

Teaching Poetry to Kids at the Bolinas-Stinson School 1976-1977 

Interview Dora/Tom Clark  1979 

Naropa Institute 1978- Summer Catalog 1978 

Naropa papers  1978 

Naropa reading lists Undated 

Amsterdam "P78" -Programs, Books, Magazines 1978 

Menu for Ratners, signed by Orville Charles Jones Undated 

Teaching Notes for New College 1980 

Philip Guston Homage Papers 1980 

Art in America Febrary 1981 -pages 16-17 1981 

Papers and Manuscripts (3) Undated 

Poster for Event with Allen Ginsberg Undated 

1979 Calander 1979 

Southhampton College/South Hampton Writers Workshop 1980-1981 

Southhampton Writers Workshop -Papers 1980 1980 

Thoughts on Mr. Bill Berkson, Class 4-3 Tremont Avenue School, Medford, New York  1980 

National Endowment for the Arts 1980 

Southhampton Writers Workshop Letters 1980 

The World Record, Readings at St. Mark's Church Poetry Project, edited by Bill Berkson and Bob Rosenthal (1) 1979-1980 

The World Record, Readings at St. Mark's Church Poetry Project, edited by Bill Berkson and Bob Rosenthal (2) 1979-1980 

Notebook -"Pits", Bolinas-Stinson School Undated 

The World Record, Papers and Letters 1980 

The World Record, Papers and Letters (2) 1980 

Denver Museum Guston Lecture -Letters, etc. 1981 1981 

Star Route Papers 1981 (1) 1981 

Star Route Papers 1981 (2) 1981 

Poetry by Seventh Grade Students at San Jose Junior High, Novato, California 1982 

Notebook -Bolinas-Stinson School, Poets in the Schools Program 1981-1982 1981 

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Response to Tom Clark attack on the National Endowment for the Arts/Naropa Connection  1980-1983 

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Bolinas-Stinson Program/Pits -Contracts etc. (1) 1980-1983 

Bill Berkson -"Grants and Jobs" Teaching, etc. 1982-1983 1982-1983 

Bill Berkson, Personal Calendar, Letters of Support, 1982-1983 1982-1983 

Guggenheim 1982: Papers for applications to Ingram Merril and Guggenheim Foundations for poetry grants -unsuccessful 1982 

Planner 1983 1983 

Poetry and Ted Berrigan Memorial Reading 1983 

Notes and Text for panel on Poet and the Nuclear Issu, Bill Berkson, Bruce Beone, Judy Grahm, Steve Beusor, Norman Fischer -Moderator, "Intersection", 3/21/83 1983 

New College Papers 1983-1984 

Bolinas-Stinson Program/Pits -contracts etc. (2) 1983-1984 

Emeritus College 1983-1984 

"Poetry and Painting", slide lecture by Bill Berkson, San Francisco Art Institute 1984 1984 

Reading of Reverdy at Juan Gris Exhibition  1984 

Eugene O'Neill -The Years at the Tao House, 1984 calendar 1984 

Archive 1984 

Elaine De Kooning Undated 

Art Institute -Art of Now 1984-1985 

Clyde Elmore -California Weed Conference, Horticultural Chapter 1983-1985, Bill Berkson served as Copy Editor for the California Weed Conference Textbook (1) 1983-1985 

Clyde Elmore -California Weed Conference, Horticultural Chapter 1983-1985, Bill Berkson served as Copy Editor for the California Weed Conference Textbook (2) 1983-1985 

Art in America. October 1984 -p. 23 1984 

Send Magazine -Bill Berkson, poetry editor 1984-1985 1984-1985 

Seattle Flyers and information (2) 1984-1986 

Miscellaneous -Bill Berkson , Flyers, Press Clippings, Reading and Lecture Contracts, etc. (1) 1984-1990 

Miscellaneous -Bill Berkson , Flyers, Press Clippings, Reading and Lecture Contracts, etc. (2) 1984-1990 

Miscellaneous -Bill Berkson , Flyers, Press Clippings, Reading and Lecture Contracts, etc. (3) 1984-1990 

Materials for the San Francisco Art Institute lectures and newsletters  1984-1996 

Art in America, September 1985 1985 

Seattle Flyers and Information (1) 1985 

Seattle notebooks and loose papers Undated 

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Art of Now -Personal Art 1984-1985 

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Letters of Agreement -Art of Now 1984-1985 

1984-1985 Calendars 1984-1985 

Idealism and Conceit -original MS+Xerox, slide lecture given at 1) St. Mark's Chruch Poetry Project 1984, 2) (revised) New Canyten Arts 1985 1984-1985 

Thiebaud and the Vanities 1985 

Jacqueline Morreau 1985 

Art of Poetry Series, San Francisco Art Institute 8/1985 1985 

San Francisco Art Institue Lectures, correspondence, posters, lists, etc.  1985 

Proofs - "Thiebaud's Vanities", Art in America, December 1985 1985 

Bill Berkson Publications and flyers 1970-1986 

Germany (Faust et al.) 1985-1986 

Spicer Event  1985-1986 

San Francisco Art Institute/Lecture papers  1986 

Merger [Potential merger of San Francisco Art Institute, Board of Trustee's minutes, correspondence, etc.] 1986 

Teaching at San Francisco Art Institute, Art of Now  1986 

Antler 1986 

Poster for spring lectures 1986 

Seattle -MS and Galleys -article appeared in two parts in July and September, Art in America 1986 1986 

Original Manuscript, notes background material, correspondence, for "Millenium Plainsongs" -review of LPS: Kenward Elmslie's "Palais Bimbo Lounge Show" and William Bolcom and Joan Morris "Black Max", eventually published in "The New York Native" 1986 1986 

First Painter of Character -Alex Katz 1986 

Kline's [Franz Kline] Lives by Bill Berkson 1986 

Alex Katz First Painter of Character 1986 

Art Reviews -Manuscripts, letters, etc. (1) 1986 

Art Reviews -Manuscripts, letters, etc. (2) 1986 

"Hot Links" -Slide table/Reading -Newport Harbor Art Museum 1986 

Seattle People 1986 

Seattle Correspondence (1) 1986 

Seattle Correspondence (2) 1986 

San Francisco Video Festival 

Made in U.S.A. -An Americanization in Modern Art, the 50's and the 60's 1987 

Interview with John Baldessar; for "Shift" 1987 

Seattle/Artworld and Hometown Art 1987 

Joe Brainard and Bill Berkson Reading -New Writing Series 1987 1987 

Thiebaud 1987 

From Here to Eternity Undated 

Bill's Book of Secrets  Undated 

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Piece on [Alex] Katz 1986 

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Bill Berkson served as guest editor for "EXPO-SEE" summer of 1986 (1) 1986 

Bill Berkson served as guest editor for "EXPO-SEE" summer 1986 (2) 1986 

Bill Berkson -Art Forum/Art in America -Mark Rothko: Works on Paper 1986 

[George] Lawson 1986 

Bill Berkson Readings 1986 

Course Proposals 1982-1987 

Planners -1985-1986, 1986-1987 1985-1987 

Art in America -Consummate Insider 1986-1987 

San Francisco Art Institute Lectures 1986-1987 

Ed Ruscha drafts and notes for ART FORUM piece 1987 

Marin Arts Council 1987 -Individual Artist Grant (awarded)  1987 

Wayne -Thiebaud 1987 

Artworld and Hometown art Fall of 1987 lecture at Seattle Art Musuem (includes Xerox of Seattle articles) 1987 

The Sweetest Singer of Modernism by Bill Berkson 1987 

Letter of notification for Xerox galleys, Poetic Journal 7 1987 

California Polytechnic State University 1987 

Vertigo: The Poetics of Dislocation 1987 

San Francisco Art Institute Mission Statement 1987, Bill Berkson -drafts, final wording, meeting notes, other documents and meeting notes 1987 

Press Z Foundation -decided against re-submitting this 1987 

Exploratorium 1987 

Art Musuem of Santa Cruz 1988 

David Park: Facing Eden, Art in America 1987 

Art Forum Reviews 1985-1988 1985-1988 

[John] Roloff 1987 

San Francisco -Dane, Sinton, Hall, Cook, Borensztein, Frey, Ryman 1987 

General Idea 1987 

San Francisco Art Institute papers administrative, class notes, lecture series  1984-1988 

Notes for 80 Langston St. Talk (transcript -not this- published in Hills/Talks)  Undated 

San Francisco -Tchakalian, Brown, Blake -Artforum Reviews, 1985-1988 1985-1988 

Announcements/ Calendar 1987-1988 

Rupert Garcia Essay 1987-1988 

"Mortality/Immortality" Conference on Art at Getty Conservation Institute (1) 1988 

The poetry Project #127 February/March 1988 1988 

Conceptual 1988 

Artist to Artist: Film 1988 

InterArts -Bill Berkson was a juror for InterArts in May 1988 1988 

Correspondence etc. -College Art Association, Art Journal -Special Issue for Willem De Kooning's 85th Birthday, co-edited by Bill Berkson and Rackstraw Downes (1) 1988 

Correspondence etc. -College Art Association, Art Journal -Special Issue for Willem De Kooning's 85th Birthday, co-edited by Bill Berkson and Rackstraw Downes (2) 1988 

Business Purchase Plan for Atweek 1988 

"Mortality/Immortality" Conference on art at Getty Conservation Institute (2) 1988-1996 

Various Notes 1988-1996 

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Joan Mitchell Article 1988 

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San Francisco State University Panel 1988 

[Don] Van Vilet 1988 

Poetry Arrangements/Contracts 1988 

Hung Liu 1988 

Richard Hickam and Paul Klein 1988 

Catherin Wagner 1988 

Michael Tracy 1988 

John Baldessari for "Shift" 1988 

The Idylls of Albert York 1988 

"10+10" San Francisco Musuem of Modern Art 1988 

Deborah Oropallo, Elmer Bischoff, Yayoi Kusama, Jim Barshess, Francesco Torres, Lee Friedlander, Henry Wesse, Michael Gregory, Masami Teraoka, Larry Rivers, Richard Shaw, Yvonne Jacquette, and Roger Hankins 1988 

Poetry Project 1988-1989 

[Kathleen] Frumkin Critic Sessions 1988-1989 

Factum Fidei 1988-1989 

California Arts Council Application -Rejected 1989 

Bush Artists Fellowships 1989 

Women's Symposium 1989 

Bay Area Consortium of Visual Arts Retreat 1989 

Calendars 1988-1989 with notes 1988-1989 

Thierry de Duve 1989 

Susan Hall: Waterscapes 1989 

Art News, A Senible View 1989 

Five Painting and The Submerged Image, Drifitng Image 1989 

John Button catalogue essay and an article for "Art in America" 1989 

Paul Harris, Secret Agent Catalogue Essay Undated 

A note on "Smoke" for Limestone Press 1989 

[Martha] Diamond 1989 

Poe Dismuke 1989 

William Tucker 1989 

Factum Fidei: A Walk-Thru Apropos the late '50's 1989 

"From the Musuem of Jurassic Technology" 1989 

San Francisco Art Institute Papers 1989-1990 

1989 Panel 1989 

Ireland Papers 1989 

The Workplace of Poetry 1989 

A Note of Smoke -Joan Mitchell 1989 

Transcript -Ruscha interviewed by Bill Berkson for "Shift" 1988 

Art Journal -[Willem] de Kooning issue papers -issue celebrates Willem de Kooning's 85th birthday (April 24th, 1989), was published Nov. 1989, co-edited by Bill Berkson and the paitner/critic Rackstraw Downes (1) 1989 

Art Journal -[Willem] de Kooning issue papers -issue celebrates Willem de Kooning's 85th birthday (April 24th, 1989), was published Nov. 1989, co-edited by Bill Berkson and the paitner/critic Rackstraw Downes (2) 1989 

San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Papers (1) 1989-1990 

San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Papers (2) 1989-1990 

1990 Panel 1990 

Smithereens Press -Calendar 1990 1990 

The AIDS Timeline 1989-1990 1989-1990 

Biotherm Papers (1) 1990 

Biotherm Papers (2) 1990 

The Dark Pictures 1990 

Poetry Center/American Poetry Archives Videotape Catalog 1990 

Essay on Whitman 1990 

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Homage to Frank O'Hara reprint 1989 

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Miscellaneous Flyers and Documents Undated 

Specter -"Artist to Artist" 1989-1990 

Krazy Kat 1990 

Artspace Grant -never completed because Anne Walker and Bill Berkson could never agree on what the project was 1990 

Willem De Kooning Show/Bay Area 1990-1995 

Association Internationale Des Critiques D'Art 1990 

Sources of a Distinct Majority: agenda for the 1990's, San Francisco Art Institute Symposium 1989 

Article on Doug Hall Art Forum 1990 

ZYZZYVA [Magazine] -Poetry and Painting [revised lecture notes] 1990 

Critical reflections  1990 

[Jim] Barness 1990 

Inez Storer 1990 

[Ronald] Bladen's Mounds 1990 

Texts for Ronald Bladen: Early and Late, show curated by Bill Berkson for San Francisco Musuem of Modern Art 1990 

Stanford Brent Exhibition Catalog 1991 

Rui Sanches Sculpture exhibition catalog 1991 

Essay -"History and Truth" 1991 

Inez Storer's Identity Opera 1992 

Frank Lobdell for Art Forum 1991 

Rosemarie Trockel for Art in America 1991 

Michael Gergory's Icons 1991 

The Dark Pictures 1991 

On [Tom] Lieber's Landings 1992 

Bruce Connor, Art in America 1992 

Urban Milieu III 1992 

Guston Papers re: "Poem-Pictures" (mostly) (1) 1993 

Guston Papers re: "Poem-Pictures"/Addison (2) 1993 

Judith Foosaner's Modern Measures 1993 

Poet and Painter Coda (1) 1993 

Poet and Painter Coda (2) 1993 

Report from San Francisco (1) 1993 

Report from San Francisco correspondence (2) 1993 

Apparition as Knowledge 1993 

From "The Guston Papers" 1993 

Peiro [dela Francesca] -"What Peiro Knew" for Art in America 1993 

[Brad] Gooch, etc. 1993 

[Judith] Foosaner, "Works on Paper" 1994 

[Wayne] Thiebaud, "Figure" interview -Question drafts and transcripts 1994 

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Wayne Thiebaud for Vogue (1) 1994 

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Wayne Thiebaud for Vogue (2) 1994 

"Wilderness. Study. Area.", Linda Fleming :The Scale of Experience 1995 

Catalogue Essay for "Facing Eden", notes between Bil Berkson and Copy Editor (1) 1195-1995 

Catalogue Essay for "Facing Eden", notes between Bill Berkson and Copy Editor (2) 1995 

Art in America, "In the Heat of the Rose" -draftes, notes, correspondence, etc. 1995 

Ernie Gehr -Exhibition book, essay, and interview 1995 

Autograph Hunters by Bill Berkson 1996 

Jay DeFeo: Selected Work 1952-1989 and "The Romance of the Rose" -cut for Moore College Catalogue 1996 

Willem de Kooning article 1996-1997 

"Homage to George Herriman" curated by Bill Berkson, Campell-Thiebaud Gallery San Francisco Gallery with catalogue essay by Bill Berkson (1) 1997 

"Homage to George Herriman" curated by Bill Berkson, Campell-Thiebaud Gallery San Francisco Gallery with catalogue essay by Bill Berkson (2) 1997 

Kathan Brown 1997 

"The Pollock Effect" by Bill Berkson 1998 

"Rose" Texts 1995-2003 

Various Letters  1995-1996 

Materials for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Lectures 1995-1996 

Philip Whalen/Michael McClure Birthday Event -Bill Berskson organized duo birthday poetry event for Philip Whalen and Michael McClure 1996 

Contemporary Landscape Painting Symposium 1996 

Naropa Papers, 1993-1994, "Face Value..." 1993-1994 

Willem De Kooning Notes/Slides etc. (1) 1993-1995 

Willem De Kooning Notes/Slides etc. (2) 1991-1995 

Press Release for Exhibit at the Whitney Musuem of Art -"Beat Culutre and New America" 1995 

Kathy Acker  Undated 

Rene di Rosa 1996 

Bill Berkson/Retained CC 1996 

Friends of Photography Material  1996 

Soceity for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art Talk 1997 

Various Itineraries 1995-1996 

San Francisco's "Home Page" on Willem De. Kooning in 1995-1996 1995-1996 

Miscellaneous Ephemra and Clippings 1995 

"A Day with the Rose" -Organzied by Bill Berkson at San Francisco Art Institute August 12th, 1995 1995 

Papers regarding Kenneth Koch Celebration -March 23rd, 1995 1995 

Hawaii 1996 

Papers related to Bill Berkson's Application for Art Diretor, American Academy in Rome 1996 

Papers on Ronald Bladen 1996, Poetry Reading 1996 

What is a Landscape and How to Make More of it 1996 

Joe Brainard's Poetry Flyers 1997 

The Lawrenville School Class of 1957 40th Alumni Reunion 1997 

Introductions, John Ashbery 1998 

In Honor of Landis Everson 2008 

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Series V: Manuscripts sent to Berkson by others [Organized by Surname] 

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Anderson, David -"Perserverance" 1978 

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Brainard, Joe -"Dairy 1969" 1969 

Brenson, Michael -"The Failures and the Challenges of Art Criticism" 1994-1995 

Brown, Rebecca -"Game Played with Green Stones" 1984 

Carey, Steve -"AP" Undated 

Carey, Steve -"The California Papers" Undated 

Clark, Tom -"A Strange Life" 1971 

Clark, Tom -"Big Sky" Undated 

Clark, Tom -Unpublished Writings 1971 

Cohen, Scott -"The Beach Boys"  1971 

Coolidge, Clark -"The Crystal Text" Undated 

Coolidge, Clark -"I Navigated a Donut" Undated 

Coolidge, Clark -"Stone Ground" 1974 

Delfik, Kenneth -Poems Undated 

Duncan, Robert -Excerpts from "Zyzzyva" 1987 

Elmslie, Kenward -"City Junket" Act II, as performed by Bolinas Community Center 1984 

Elmslie, Kenward -"Folow That Dream" 1971 

Emerson, Steve -"The Wife", Unpublished manuscript  Undated 

Evans, John -"Creely Figures, Hermes Whirled", thesis 1988 

Fischer Norman, "Poem for Bach's Three-Hundredth Birthday" Undated 

Friedlander, Benjamin -"jetted I commit the immortal spark" 1995 

Gallup, Carol -Poems Undated 

Godfrey, John -"Dabble Poems", Full Court Press 1981 

Gooch, Brad -"City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O'Hara" 1992-1993 

Greenwald, Ted -Collected Poems 1975 

Greenwald, Ted -"Native Land" proof duplicate of published version 1977 

Greenwald, Ted -"Pricks" Undated 

Greenwald, Ted -"Word of Mouth" 1978 

Greenwald, Ted -Selected Poems, unpublished version (1) 1979 

Greenwald, Ted -Selected Poems, unpublished version (2) 1979 

Greenwald, Ted -Selected Poems, unpublished version (3) 1979 

Gustafson, Jim -"Loyal Eyes" Undated 

Gustafson, Jim -"Virtue and Annihilation" Undated 

Hawkins, Bobby Lousie -"Dear Fielding" 1979 

Katz, Vincent -Poems 1986 

Kertess, Klaus -"Temple to Agrippa" 1993 

Kyger, Joanne -"Lion Headed Sky" Undated 

LeSueur, Joe -"Four Apartments: An Intimate Memoir of Frank O'Hara" 1987-1988 

LeSueur, Joe -"You Were a Bastard for Being so Fucking Good in Bed" or "The Unmentionable", xerox proof copy 1982 

Mayer, Bernadette -Sonnets Undated 

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McNaughton, Ducan -"La Rosita" 1985 

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McNaughton, Ducan -"Love for Sale" 1985 

McNaughton, Ducan -"To Wash Away the Dust" 1986 

Notley, Alice -"Arrow Thru Head; Words for Bill Berkson", notes entries, flyers 1988-1992 

Notely, Alice -forwarded Xerox of James Schuyler's Manuscript Undated 

Padgett, Ron -Christmas Card 1973 

Padgett, Ron -Introduction for a collection of Edwin Danby Poems 1985 

Pictures of Leon 1968 

Polk, Brigid -Photographic Collage 1969 

The Portable Leon Undated 

Papers and Manuscripts (1) Undated 

Papers and Manuscripts (2) Undated 

Ratcliffe, Stephen -New York Notes 1983 

Rattray, David -"Mr. PEACOCK" 1993 

Robbins, Tasha -Pencil Drawing and invitation 1985 

Robinson, Kit -"Balance Sheet" 1993 

Saroyan, Aram -Poem 1986 

Scalapino -"The Secret Inversion" Undated 

Schuchat, Simon -"Written in Red" 1982 

Stephens, Sandy -"The Secrets of Sandy", 1st Printing, March 1983, 25 copies printed 1983 

Waldman, Anne -"A Few Tropic Works" 1971 

Waldman, Anne -"A Summer" Undated 

Waldman, Anne -"Birthday Card 1973" 1973 

Waldman, Anne -"Christmas Card" 1967 

Waldman, Anne -"Complaint" 1971 

Waldman, Anne -"Eaves of O", Thanksgiving 1970 

Waldman, Anne -"Hum" 1970 

Waldman, Anne -"Madwoman"  Undated 

Waldman, Anne -"Point Eyes" Undated 

Waldman, Anne -"Science Times" 1985 

Waldman, Anne -"Spaced" 1969 

Waldman, Anne -"Spending Money" 1971 

Waldman, Anne -"The World Trade Center" Undated 

Warsh, Lewis -"Agnes and Sally" Undated 

Warsh, Lewis -"Earth Angel" Undated 

Warsh, Lewis -"Immediate Surrounding" 1973 

Warsh, Lewis -"Jupiter Symphony" 1980 

Warsh, Lewis -"Later" 1971 

Warsh, Lewis -"Secret Poems 1 & 2" 1969 

Warsh, Lewis -"Tiny Messages" 1970 

Warsh, Lewis -"Ways of Saying Goodbye" Undated 

Watten, Barret -"Image/Word: The Art of Reading", New Langton Arts Catalogue Undated 

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Series VI: Audio/video recordings 

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Bill Berkson at St. Mark's Poetry Project, Introduction by Ron Padgett (Side A)/Wieners # 3, Brainard #7 (Side B) 1978 

1997-0018/AC1

Coolidge #118 "Matters", St. Mark's Poetry Project (Side A)/Coolidge # 88 "Music" (Side B) 1976-1977 

1997-0018/AC2

Bill Berkson, Tape Anthology #218 (Side A)/Tape Anthology #219 (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC3

St. Mark's Dubs, Berrigan # 128, #36 (Side A)/BR Dubs: Notley, Kashner, Godfrey, Towle, V. Katz, Ryman, Holman, Timmons, Lenhart, Myles, Brownstein "Oracle", Ashbery. Carey, Rosenthal, Padgett, Thomas, Steve Katz (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC4

Michael Brownstein #106, Larry Fagin # 107 (Side A)/Allen Ginsberg #114, R. Lowell #114 (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC5

Young Manhattan, 6:00 

1997-0018/AC6

John Ashberry at Benefit, Student Play with yours truly [Bill Berkson], Ezra Pound and Yeats (Side B) 1978 

1997-0018/AC7

Fielding Dawson (continued) #125, Bonnie Bemser #128 (Side A)/ Bonnie Bemser # 128 (continued), Ted Berrigan # 128 (incomplete) 

1997-0018/AC8

Wieners #3 (Side A)/ Wieners (Continued) 

1997-0018/AC9

Coolidge "Middle Borders", "Long Long Skies" #38 (Side A)/Coolidge #38 (continued), Party at 107 E. 10 St. after Brownstein Reading (Side B) 1970-1973 

1997-0018/AC10

Kyger #142, Palmer, BR Dubs (Side A)/BR Dubs (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC11

F.T. Prince 5/24/78 (Side A)/ Prince (continued) (Side B) 1978 

1997-0018/AC12

Town Hall 4/19/1980, Schiff #151, Hawkins #149, Clark #147) (Side A) 1980 

1997-0018/AC13

Wieners #3 (Side A)/ Wieners #3 (continued), Fagin #6 

1997-0018/AC14

Ashbery #96 (Side A)/ Ashbery (continued), Koch #96 "Fate", Creeley #71(Side B), St. Mark's Poetry Project 

1997-0018/AC15

Ted Berrigan #128 (continued) (Side A) 

1997-0018/AC16

Berrigan #73, Dorn #73, Wieners #82, Ashbery (Side A)/Lowell, Mayer #109 and #196, St Mark's Poetry Project (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC17

Elmslie #129, Waldman #178, Carroll #165, Koch/Ginsberg "Popeye and Blake" #214, Koch "Boiling Water #214 (Side A)/Berrigan #32 (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC18

Sanders #40, Kashner #282, Cruz, Brainard #7, Brodfy/Kerouac (Side A)/Carey G.S. #191 

1997-0018/AC19

Side 3: Kyger, Brownstein, Coolidge, Mayer, Corso, Hawkins, Towle, Berkson (Side A)/Side 4: Kraut/Campion, T. Clark, Schiff, Elmslie (Choose 1), Schliff 2, Lowel, Padgett, Thomas, Palmer, Dorn, P. Smith 

1997-0018/AC20

Eshleman/Padgett 11/16/92 (Side A)/Padgett reads Cendars 1992 

1997-0018/AC21

Baxter #196, North #176, Guest #176 (Side A)/Padgett #219 (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC22

Bill Berkson, 3/16/88 1988 

1997-0018/AC23

Cloud House Kush: Joe Brainard I, II, III (selections include poetry recorded at St. Mark's Poetry Series, Van Gogh, Art, Queer Bors, Life) (Side A)/ Bill Berkson, 5/17/1978 (Side B) 1975-1978 

1997-0018/AC24

Anthology #218 (Side A)/Anthology #218 (Continued) (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC25

1) Charles Reznikoff circa 1972, St. Mark's Poetry Series/2) Reznikoff (continued), Ted Berrigan, Jack Kerouac "On the Beat Generation" 1959 (Verve Magazine v1505) (Side B) 1972 

1997-0018/AC26

3) Kerouac, "Blues and Haikus" (continued), 1959 Hanover, HM5006 (continued) (Side A)/4) Kerouac, Ron Padgett 5/1973, "Body Politic" (continued) 1959-1973 

1997-0018/AC27

5) Tom Clark 11/73, Body Politic, Chicago (continued), Bill Berkson 12/7/69 (Side A)/6) Kenward Elmslie and Bill Berkson (continued) 1969-1973 

1997-0018/AC28

7) Berkson (continued), Bill Berkson, MacCombe Comm. Coll/8) Bill berkson Grand Piano, S. F. 11/9/76 1976 

1997-0018/AC29

9) Ted Greenwald Grand Piano, S.F. 11/9/76 (parital), Bill Berkson 12/20/76, Intersection S.F., Joanne Kyger (continued) (Side A)/10) Kygedr (continued) Intersection, S.F. 12/20/76, Bill Berkson 12/9/76, Bolinas (poor original audio) (Side B) 1976 

1997-0018/AC30

11) Berkson (continued) Bolinas 12/9/76 (poor original audio) (Side A)/Ed Dorn reads "North Atlantic Turbine", London 1967/12) Dorn (continued) "Nortyh Atlantic Turbine", Robert Creeley 7/22/75 (Side B) 1975 

1997-0018/AC31

13) Creeley (Continued) 7/22/75 Bloinas (poor original audio), Joe brainard, "Train Ride" Greene St. New York City 3/23/73 (continued) (Side A)/14) Brainard (continued), Frank O'Hara, State University of New York, Buffalo, 9/25/64 (continued) (Side B) 1964-1975 

1997-0018/AC32

17) Fagin (continued), Bloinas 3/6/74, undated Berkson, O'Hara's 50 Birthday reading, Bolinas, 6/27/76 (continued) (Side A)/18) O' Hara's 50th Birthday reading (continued) (Side B)  1976 

1997-0018/AC33

23) John Ashbery WBAI broadcast 1974 (contined) (Side A)/24) Ashbey/WBAI, Ginsberg, Whalen intersection 8/17/71 (Side B) 1971-1974 

1997-0018/AC34

25) Ginsberg, Whalen Intersection (continued) (Side A)/26) Whalen (continued) Intersection S. F. (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC35

27) Whalen (continued), Bill Berkson 5/10/73, Greene St. New York City (continued) (Side A)/28) Bill Berkson (continued) (Side B) 1973 

1997-0018/AC36

Clark Coolidge #295, 3/19/80 (Side A)/Clark Coolidge #295 (Side B) 1980 

1997-0018/AC37

SF Poet Museum, Kush Cloud House, John Ashbery 5/24/1978 (Side A)/John Ashbery #96, St Mark's Church 1978 

1997-0018/AC38

Coolidge, Curren (begninning) (Side A)/Coolidge, Curren (continued) (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC39

Coolidge, Curren (conclusion) 

1997-0018/AC40

Blaser 2/11/76, San Francisco Poetry Center (Side A)/Blaser (continued) (Side B) 1976 

1997-0018/AC41

T. J. Clark on AB EX, UAM, 10/15/92  1992 

1997-0018/AC42

Speaking of Music: Exploratorium, 1/30/86 Morton Feldman (1) 1986 

1997-0018/AC43

Speaking of Music: Exploratorium, 1/30/86 Morton Feldman (2) 1986 

1997-0018/AC44

Clark Coolidge (both sides) 

1997-0018/AC45

Cloud House Kush: Remaster, Jackson Pollock, Bill Berkson 1/18/01 2001 

1997-0018/AC46

John Cage "Overpopulation and Art", Stanford Humanities Center 1/28/92 1992 

1997-0018/AC47

Semina Culture Poetry Reading, 11/12/06 2006 

1997-0018/AC48

Clark Coolidge, San Francisco Art Institute 3/1/89 1989 

1997-0018/AC49

Cloud House Kush, John Ashbery, San Francisco Art Institute 12/89 (Side A)/John Ashbery (continued) (Side B) 1989 

1997-0018/AC50

Anne Waldman, "Crack in the World: Nurturing in Times of Peril", Naropa art Institute 5/24/86 1986 

1997-0018/AC51

Berrigan Memorial 8/9/83 1993 

1997-0018/AC52

Wayne Thiebaud for Bill Berkson (Side A)/Wayne Thiebaud Copy (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC53

Ed Ruscha Interview (Side A)/ [Another interview noted to follow after the Ed Ruscha interview, noted on cassette case] (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC54

Anthology #217 (Side A)/ Anthology #217 (continued) (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC55

KQED "Forum", Pollock, Ed Harris, Whitney Chadwick, Bill Berkson, Michael Krasne (host) 1/18/2001 (both sides) 2001 

1997-0018/AC56

Reading with Jim Carroll and Anne Waldman, San Francisco State, 10/10/1974 1974 

1997-0018/AC57

Exhibition: "In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art", Alex Katz and Russel Ferguson 9/18/99 1999 

1997-0018/AC58

Heavens to Betsy, "Calculated" 1994 [Track list on inside of cassette case insert] (Side A)/Bruce Commen 10/6/92 (Side B) 1992-1994 

1997-0018/AC59

Brodey Tape Memorial 

1997-0018/AC60

Peter Schjeldahl, "Painting Matters" (Side A)/Peter Schjeldahl, "Painting Matters" (continued) (Side B) 1994 

1997-0018/AC61

Adams, Bill Intro 

1997-0018/AC62

Bill Berkson, New Langton Poetry Art Seminar and Criticism 1/27/86 1986 

1997-0018/AC63

Homage to Philip Guston Tape 1 

1997-0018/AC64

Homage to Philip Guston Tape 2 

1997-0018/AC65

Coolidge, Greenwald "Whiff", Cruz "Lone Riders", MacAdams "Coyote", Mathews "Trial Imp" (Side A)/Herd #194 "Beauty" Godfrey "Show Me a Rose", Waldman #266 "Cabin", "T.C.", "Stories"  

1997-0018/AC66

Birthday Celebration for Larry Eigner, Cafe Milano, Berkely 8/7/88 1988 

1997-0018/AC67

John Baldessari Interview for "Shift" 12/1/87 1987 

1997-0018/AC68

Berkson 5/78, Elmslie on opera (Side A)/Elmslie on opera (continued) (Side B) 1978 

1997-0018/AC69

Bill Berkson, Monterey Peninsula College 11/15/1978 1978 

1997-0018/AC70

Bill Berkson reading at St. Marks 5/14/1975 (Side A)/Bill Berkson (continued), Lewis MacAdams (Side B) 1975 

1997-0018/AC71

Poetry Art and Criticism Tape 1 

1997-0018/AC72

Berrigan Memorial 8/9/83 1983 

1997-0018/AC73

Poetry Project (Copies of Original Tape Masters for World Record) (Side A)/Poetry Project (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC74

Poetry Project (Side C)/Poetry Project (Side D) 

1997-0018/AC75

Reznikoff, Bremser, Ashbery, Weiners, Prince, Owen (Side A)/Notley, Derby, Berrigan, Creeley, Herd, H. Norman/Cree #194, Greenwald 

1997-0018/AC76
carton

New Layton Reading 1986 1986 

1997-0018/AC77
cassette

Pickup A 

1997-0018/AC78

Pickup B 

1997-0018/AC79

Pickup C 

1997-0018/AC80

Pickup D 

1997-0018/AC81

Bill Berkson Reading 5/14/1980 1980 

1997-0018/AC82

Bill Berkson, Anne Waldman, Jim Carroll, San Francisco Poetry Center 10/10/1974 1974 

1997-0018/AC83

Bill Berkson at Intersection, Daute Journal, 11/10/1981 (Side A)/Radio Stuff (Side B) 1981 

1997-0018/AC84

Frank O'Hara Memorial at St. Mark's (Side A)/ Sand Dollar (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC85

Panel connected with show Bill Berkson curated for Susan Cummings #45 

1997-0018/AC86

Stone Soup 2/17/1992 1992 

1997-0018/AC87

Jack and Adelle Foley, "Poems from Exiles": "Stanzas from Djerassi", "For Norman Goldstein" (read at Cody's Books, Berkeley 1/22/95), "The Ern Malley Story" (Side A)/"King Amour", "Dave Sta Amore", "The Poet" (Side B) 1995-1996 

1997-0018/AC88

Phil Sledge and P. James, "Spoken Blues": "Walls of Shame", "Power Elite", "Arthur Lewis Blues", "Rage", "Redemption", "Keeper of the Keys" (Side A)/"Huron", "Constitutional Amendment", "River of Hate", "Death Canyon Lament", "Revelation", "Deepwater", "The Traveler/Epilogue" 1996 

1997-0018/AC89

John Jenkins, Kim Bessant and Friends, "Waiting for Manana": "Carmelita", "Settle Out of Court", "Set/Reset", "As I Wandered By the Seine", "Baby Baby" (Side A)/'The Out of Space", "Connection", "Piano 1", "Sure I'm a Businessman", "Are You Feeling at Home", "Piano 2&3" (Side B) 

1997-0018/AC90
reel

Interviews of Michael Goldberg #1 and Buleson 10/18/1964 1963-1964 

1997-0018/RR1

Interviews of Michael Goldberg #2 and #3 1963 

1997-0018/RR2

Interviews of Philip Guston #1 and #2 1966 

1997-0018/RR3

Interviews of Philip Guston #3 and #4 1966 

1997-0018/RR4

Interviews of Helen Frankenthaler #1 and #2 1966 

1997-0018/RR5

Bill Berkson Reading audio portion of TV Tape -Reading at McCombe Community College, Michigan April, 1975 1975 

1997-0018/RR6
cassette

"Word/Play", Rod Padgett and Bill Berkson, March 20, 2005 (VHS tape) 2005 

1997-0018/VHS1

"Walt Whitman Breathes Here", "White Rose" Raw Footage I, Cloud House Poetry Archives, 8/12/1995 (VHS tape) 1995 

1997-0018/VHS2

"Walt Whitman Breathes Here", "White Rose" Raw Footage II, Cloud House Poetry Archives, 8/12/1995 (VHS tape) 1995 

1997-0018/VHS3

"Walt Whitman Breathes Here", "White Rose" Raw Footage III, Cloud House Poetry Archives, 8/12/1995 (VHS tape) 1995 

1997-0018/VHS4

A: The Trencento: Italian Art and Architecture/B: Ephemral Films: 1930-1945 (VHS tape) 

1997-0018/VHS5

Bill Berkson, "For Moses", New Langton Arts, 1/25/1997 (VHS tape) 

1997-0018/VHS6

"Backroads", Kush Version (VHS tape) 

1997-0018/VHS7

Ed Dorn, University of California Berkley, October 30, 1997 (VHS tape) 1997 

1997-0018/VHS8

"Sight Vision/The Urban Milieu", number 3, Gallery Paule Anglim, June 9-July 9, 1992 (VHS tape) 1992 

1997-0018/VHS9

Robert Creeley (about 2 minutes), Camera: Ethan Mitchell, Buffalo, New York 10/7/96 (VHS tape) 1996 

1997-0018/VHS10

"The Beach", Mary Kerr, Fast Forward, dub 2/23/96 (VHS tape) 1996 

1997-0018/VHS11

"The Beach", Mary Kerr, original cover (VHS tape) 1995 

1997-0018/VHS12
disk

Double Change #8, Valerie Mrejen and Bill Berkson 2005 

1997-0018/CD1

Double Change #9, Sarah Riggs, Stephen Rodefer, Andrew Zawacki, Guy Bennett, Bill Berkson, Jorie Graham 2005 

1997-0018/CD2

Skowhegan School, Bill Berkson 2006 2006 

disk
1997-0018/CD3

Ben Mazer reading Landis Everson, Houghton Library, 2006 2006 

1997-0018/CD4

Remember Me to Someone, Slaughterhousespace, August 29, 2009 2009 

1997-0018/CD5

"Tears of Gold", Lynne Ferguson 2009 

1997-0018/CD6

"Pangloss Stew: And Other Recipes for Stereo", Eric Malone, 2009 2009 

1997-0018/CD7

"Paranormal Jamboree: And Other Psychic Hootenannies for Stereo", Eric Malone, 2009 2009 

1997-0018/CD8

"Why Time is the Fourth Dimension of Space: And Otherwise, for Stereo", Eric Malone, 2009 2009 

1997-0018/CD9

"Quid Pro Squid: And Other Little Deals for Stereo", Eric Malone, 2010 2010 

1997-0018/CD10

"A Ride on an Ant of Knowledge: And Other Rides for Stereo", Eric Malone, 2010 2010 

1997-0018/CD11

CUE Art Foundation, "Bill Berkson reads...", 5/3/2007 (DVD) 2007 

1997-0018/DVD1

Lung Transplant Research Ambassadors Meeting, San Francisco, April 2-4, 2009 (DVD) 2009 

1997-0018/DVD2

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