William Dickey Poems, 1981-1995
Finding aid prepared by Tim Wilson
James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library1998
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
Title: William Dickey Poems,
Date (inclusive): 1981-1995
Collection Identifier: GLC 22
Creator: Dickey, William, 1928-1994
Physical Description: 9.0 items
Contributing Institution: James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Abstract: The collection contains letterpress and computer-generated prints of poetry by William Dickey, and some by Dickey and Leonard Sanazaro. Some pieces are examples of fine printing by Lee Engdahl (Engdahl Typography), hit & run press, and the Pterodactyl Press.
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.
The collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
[Identification of item], William Dickey Poems (GLC 22), Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.
Donated by the estate of William Dickey, 1996.
Four bound volumes of Dickey's work have been transferred to the library's book collection. They are: Joy by William Dickey (Cumberland, Iowa: The Pterodactyl Press, 1983); The King of the Golden River by William Dickey (Cumberland, Iowa: The Pterodactyl Press, 1986); In the Dreaming: selected poems by William Dickey (Fayetteville, Arkansas: The University of Arkansas Press, 1994); The Sacrifice Consenting by William Dickey (San Francisco: The Pterodactyl Press, 1981).
William Dickey (1928-1994) was born in Bellingham, Washington, and educated at Reed College, Harvard University, the Writer's Workshop of the University of Iowa, and Jesus College, Oxford. He was a professor of English and creative writing at San Francisco State University. He wrote and published prize-winning poetry for over thirty years.
The collection contains letterpress and computer-generated prints of poetry by Dickey. Some are examples of fine printing. Of these letterpress items, two were printed by Lee Engdahl (Engdahl Typography), one by hit & run press, and two by the Pterodactyl Press. There are a few holiday greeting cards which contain poems by Dickey and Leonard Sanazaro.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Dickey, William, 1928-1994--Archives
Engdahl Typography (Firm).
Engdahl, Lee, 1954-
Hit & Run Press.
American poetry--20th century
Holiday greeting card. Also contains "San Francisco Neighborhood" by Leonard Sanazaro. "This card was designed and produced by William Dickey on a Macintosh computer using PageMaker 4.2. The graphic is a Viking dragon head from the Oseberg ship-burial, ca.825, reprinted from Richard Huber, Treasury of Fantastic and Mythological Creatures (Dover, 1981). The types are Cochin and Charlemagne."