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Finding Aid to the Louis Cuneo Papers, 1973-2003
BANC MSS 88/183 c  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • System of Arrangement
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Louis Cuneo papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1973-2003
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 88/183 c
    Creator : Cuneo, Louis
    Extent: Number of containers: 3 cartons, 4 oversize folders Linear feet: 3.75
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Louis Cuneo Papers examine the life and interests of a San Francisco Bay Area poet. Cuneo's writings include poetry and prose collections, short stories, a novel, and two plays. The collection includes materials from the first four Berkeley Poetry Festivals as well as items documenting Cuneo's experience as an honorary member of the Creative Writer's Workshop of Folsom Prison.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94270-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Louis Cuneo Papers, BANC MSS 88/183 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Separated Material

    Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Cuneo, Louis
    Folsom Prison. Creative Writer's Workshop
    Poets, American--20th century
    Haiku, American
    American poetry--20th century
    Poems.
    Posters.
    Manuscripts for publication.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Louis Cuneo Papers were purchased by The Bancroft Library from Louis Cuneo on May 18, 1988. Additions were made in 1990, 1991, 1999, and 2001.

    Accruals

    Future additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Linda Jordan and Holly Fox in 2000 and 2005.

    Biographical Information

    After growing up in New York City, Louis Cuneo moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in his early twenties to work as poet, teacher, and playwright. In 1971, he founded Mother's Hen to promote spoken word poetry in the Bay Area. With Mother's Hen he has coordinated several reading series including the Berkeley Poetry Festival, the Muchos Somos series, and the Touch of a Poet series. He has also published ten of his own books including Haiku Revisited, Godzilla Attacks a Truck, Passing Moments, and Splash! He is a Haiku expert and has recently turned his attention toward haiga, the visual aspect of haiku. He now spends much of his time working as a photographer.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Louis Cuneo Papers is a detailed examination of the life and interests of a San Francisco Bay Area poet. Cuneo's writings include poetry and prose collections, short stories, a novel, and two plays. The collection includes materials from the first four Berkeley Poetry Festivals as well as items documenting Cuneo's experience as an honorary member of the Creative Writer's Workshop of Folsom.