Finding Aid for the Madeline Gleason Papers, 1947-1971

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Finding Aid for the Madeline Gleason Papers, 1947-1971

Collection number: 1510

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, April 1998
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Madeline Gleason Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1947-1971
Collection number: 1510
Creator: Gleason, Madeline
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Madeline Gleason (1913- ) was a poet, playwright, and painter. She founded the San Francisco Poetry Guild, organized the first poetry festival in America (1947), and taught master workshop in poetry at the Poetry Center, San Francisco State College (1959-60). The collection consists of Gleason's literary papers, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Madeline Gleason, 1974.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Madeline Gleason Papers (Collection 1510). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233081 

Biography

Gleason was born January 26, 1913; although employed by a brokerage firm (1944-68), she was a poet, playwright, and painter; founder of San Francisco Poetry Guild; organized the first poetry festival in America (1947); taught master workshop in poetry at the Poetry Center, San Francisco State College (1959-60); her published works include The metaphysical needle (1949), Concerto for bell and telephone (1957) and contributions to various anthology publications.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of literary papers, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera related to the poet Madeline Gleason. Includes letters from James Broughton, Josephine Miles, Janet Winters, and others, as well as one letter from Walter de la Mare; correspondence regarding the Poetry Center in San Francisco; and ephemera from poetry readings primarily in San Francisco. Also includes two hand-painted pictures by Gleason.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Gleason, Madeline--Archives.
Women poets--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Concerto for bell and telephone.

Physical Description: 35 leaves. Typescript (carbon) with holograph corrections.
Box 1, Folder 2

Metaphysical needle[?].

Physical Description: 8 leaves. Typescript with minor holograph corrections.
Box 1, Folder 3

Two oil[?] sketches.

Box 1, Folder 4

The central fire, to Johana and Roy Harris.

Physical Description: Unbound gatherings.
Box 1, Folder 5

“Whose cross?” (play).

Physical Description: 4 preliminary leaves, 47 leaves. Typescript (carbon?) with minor holograph corrections.
Box 1, Folder 6

Galley proofs, pages proofs, 2[?] unidentified works.

Box 1, Folder 7

Letters to Madeline Gleason.

Scope and Content Note

Includes one letter from Walter de la Mare.
Box 1, Folder 8

Ephemera from poetry readings, etc. primarily in San Francisco.

Box 1, Folder 9

Clippings of reviews, mentions, etc.

Box 1, Folder 10

2 photographs, unidentified.