Guide to the Peter Veres Papers

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University of California, Santa Cruz
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Guide to the Peter Veres Papers

Collection number: MS 172

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
UCSC OAC Unit
Date Completed:
December 2004
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Peter Veres papers
Dates: 1973-1977
Collection number: MS 172
Creator: Veres, Peter
Collection Size: 1 box
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: Contains correspondence, manuscript pages and clippings relating to his published work "The Argument of Innocence". Included also are the transcript and audio recording to "Miriam Patchen, an interview with Peter Veres", 1974.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections and Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Peter Veres papers. MS 172. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Peter Veres, April 1989.

Alternative Forms of Material Available

Library holdings; Bound copies of The Argument of Innocence at McHenry Stacks (N6537.P27V47) and Special Collections (PS3531.A764A885).

Biography

Peter Veres, author of The Argument of Innocence: A selection from the arts of Kenneth Patchen" was born in 1938 in London. He was raised in Budapest by Hungarian - Jewish parents. The family immigrated to United States in early 1949 and settled in New York City where he attended public school and received a BA from Columbia College. In 1961 he married Ruth and moved to Cambridge. After receiving a Harvard master's degree the couple moved to Berkeley in 1963 where they raised their two children. In the Bay Area he's taught art history at Lone Mountain College, San Francisco and currently is making name as an mosaic artist.

Scope and Content of Collection

Contains correspondence, manuscript pages and clippings relating to his published work The Argument of Innocence. Included also are the transcript and audio recording to "Miriam Patchen, an interview with Peter Veres", 1974.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Veres, Peter--1938--Archives.
Poets--United States--Biography.
Patchen, Kenneth--1911-1972.
Patchen, Miriam.
Patchen, Kenneth--1911-1972--Kenneth Patchen archive.

Related Material

The following collections in Special Collection at UCSC:

Collection Contents

Box/folder 1:1

Biographical 1977

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains two page biographical sketch.
Box/folder 1:2-4

Correspondence 1973-1977

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains outgoing and incoming correspondence relating to the publishing of The Argument of Innocence. Included is a set of personal letters from Miriam Patchen to Peter Veres.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box/folder 1:2

Outgoing, 1973-1976

Box/folder 1:2

City magazine (Gerard Van der Leun); carbon copy, Mar 28, 1973

Box/folder 1:2

Harry N. Abrams Inc.; carbon copy (2 pp), Apr 27, 1973

Box/folder 1:2

Miriam Patchen; 4 carbon copies, 1973

Box/folder 1:2

Fred Richard (Foreign Language Dept. Holt, Rinehart & Winston); carbon copy, Dec 14, 1976

Box/folder 1:2

The Scrimshaw Press (Fred Mitchell); carbon copy, May 3, 1976 & April 4, 1975

Box/folder 1:3-4

Incoming, 1973-1977

Box/folder 1:3

Center for the Moving Image (Joseph Fulmer); TLS, May 24, 1977

Box/folder 1:3

City magazine (Gerard Van der Leun); TLS, 1973

Box/folder 1:3

Marty Cohen; TSL, Jun 10, 1974

Box/folder 1:3

Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; TLS, May 23, 1973

Box/folder 1:3

J. P. Tacher Inc. (Brian Williams); ALS, Jan 10, 1977

Box/folder 1:3

Pantheon Books (Tom Engelhardt); 3 ALS + clippings, 1977, undated

Box/folder 1:4

Miriam Patchen, 1973-1977

Box/folder 1:4

6 ALS, 7 cards & telegram, 1973-1977

Box/folder 1:4

6 Blank Patchen Post Cards; Painting Poem in Mixed Medium, [4 x 6], printed by Museum Reproductions, Alhambra, CA, 1958; 1 Blank Patchen Xmas Card "Season's greetings"

Box/folder 1:3

The Scrimshaw Press; 5 carbon copies, 2 TLS & invitation, 1973-1976

Box/folder 1:5-10

Manuscripts 1973-1976

Physical Description: 6 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains corrected typescripts and attached material to The Argument of Innocence, and article "Kenneth Patchen's Picture-Poems" and the transcript to Miriam Patchen's interview with Peter Veres.
Box/folder 1:5-8

The Argument of Innocence, published 1976

Box/folder 1:5-6

Corrected typescripts:

Box/folder 1:5

First Draft title pg & (p. 1-33), and Revision, (p. 1-33)

Box/folder 1:6

Revision, (p. 1-45)

Box/folder 1:7

"Patchen on Blake", typescript & attached material (8 pp)

Box/folder 1:7

Preface by Miriam Patchen, holograph, (3 pp)

Box/folder 1:7

Bio & bibliography by Miriam, holograph (3 pp), and ALS from Miriam Patchen, May 30 [ ]

Box/folder 1:7

Veres invitation list to "Patchen Party-Reading" (5 pp)

Box/folder 1:8

Clippings; Book reviews, advertisements, misc. publicity (32 pp), 1977

Box/folder 1:9

"Kenneth Patchen's Picture-Poems"; Typescript & drafts (16 pp), published article in City Magazine(p. 44), Feb. 1, 1973.

Box/folder 1:10

"Miriam Patchen, Interview with Peter Veres", corrected transcript (p. 1-45), Oct. 24, 1974

Box 1

Audio Tapes 1974

Physical Description: 2 reel-to reel tapes

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains two 5" reel-to-reel tapes of Miriam Patchen's interview with Peter Veres. [See also Box/folder 1:10 for transcript]