Joanne Kyger Papers MSS 730

Finding aid prepared by Mandeville Special Collections Library
Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
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Copyright 2011


Descriptive Summary

Title: Joanne Kyger Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 730
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 22.0 Linear feet 43 archives boxes, 1 records carton, 2 shoe boxes, 2 flat boxes and 9 mapcase folders
Date (inclusive): 1950-2009
Abstract: The papers of Joanne Kyger, an important member of the 'post-beat' West Coast poetry community. The papers document Kyger's life and writing as she traveled through San Francisco, Japan, New York, and Bolinas, California. The bulk of the collection covers the period from 1957 through 2007 and includes correspondence, poetry manuscripts and typescripts, ephemera, photographs, and audio recordings.
Creator: Kyger, Joanne

Biography

Joanne Kyger is a West Coast poet who emerged as the Beat movement was beginning to wane in the 1960s. The daughter of Jacob and Anne Kyger, she was born November 19, 1934. Her father's career as a navy officer led to a peripatetic early life: by the time she was fourteen she had lived in Vallejo, Ca. (where she was born), China, Washington, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Illinois. Her father retired in 1949, and the family settled permanently in Santa Barbara, Ca.
Kyger attended the University of California at Santa Barbara from 1952 to 1956, where she took classes with Hugh Kenner and Paul Wienphal both of whom were important to the development of her poetry. She left the University one unit short of her degree, and the following year moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. Kyger soon got a job working at Brentano's Bookstore in San Francisco's North Beach, and she usually spent her nights sharing poems with friends at poetry bars. In 1957 she met John Wieners at The Place, one of the poetry bars, and through him met Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer; it was also during this time that she first met Gary Snyder. Duncan and Spicer were the doyens of a group of poets who would gather on Sundays to read and discuss each other's work. Kyger said of those meetings: "They (Duncan and Spicer) would read what they had written, and everybody else would read what they had written. And you would be severely criticised. A lot of people would be so heavily criticised that they wouldn't come back."
Later Kyger moved to the East West House, where such writers as Philip Whalen, Lew Welch, and Jack Kerouac were occasional residents. In 1960 she moved to Japan, where she and Snyder were married on February 23. There were two ceremonies: one by the American consul and another at the Daitoku ji monastery in Kyoto. Her life with Snyder in Kyoto and later in India is the subject of The Japan and India Journals, 1960-1964 (1981).
Following her divorce from Snyder in 1964 Kyger returned to the Bay Area. She has said about this time, "I just took off on this big energy cruise. I had lots to say to everybody, and it wasn't like playing second fiddle anymore." The following year Donald Allen published her first book, The Tapestry and the Web (1965).
In 1966 Kyger married the painter Jack Boyce, and together they travelled through Spain, France, Italy, and England. Upon their return Kyger and Boyce stayed briefly in New York, and then in 1967 returned to the San Francisco area where they spent the next year. In 1968 the two traveled to Bodega Bay, then to Bolinas in 1969, where Kyger has continued to live (she and Boyce separated in 1970). In the 1970s Bolinas was known for being a center for wandering poets, as well as a home for Philip Whalen, Robert Creeley, Donald Allen, Tom Clark, and others. Kyger has maintained an active presence in the community, and has been particularly concerned with environmental issues. She has also continued to travel extensively including several trips to Mexico while continuing to publish her poetry.

Related Materials

The University of California, San Diego, Mandeville Special Collections Library also holds an additional collection of correspondence from Joanne Kyger, located in MSS 8, Joanne Kyger Correspondence.

Preferred Citation

Joanne Kyger Papers, MSS 730. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Acquisition Information

Not Available

Scope and Contents of Collection

The Joanne Kyger Papers document Kyger's career as a poet and important member of the West Coast poetry community. Materials include correspondence with prominent poets, artists, and editors; manuscript and typescript drafts of Kyger's poetry; and audio recordings of spoken word events. The papers range in date from 1950 through 2009 and are arranged in seven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 5) OTHER PROJECTS, 6) SUBJECT FILES, and 7) IMAGES & RECORDINGS.
SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS
The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series contains award and grant information; newspaper clippings about Kyger's life and work; personal papers including calendars, biographies, and notes; and interviews with Kyger for various publications and projects. Materials related to Kyger's marriage to Gary Snyder are also located in the series. Materials include photographs of their wedding and reception, a photocopy of the marriage certificate, and newspaper clippings about the event.
SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE series is comprised of letters, cards, email, and postcards from friends, family, colleagues, editors, and publishers, ranging in date from 1950 to 2008. Correspondence details Kyger's life in San Francisco, Japan, New York, and Bolinas, California, as well as her working relationships with various publishers and magazine editors. Notable correspondents include Donald Allen, Ebbe Borregaard, Joe Brainard, Robert Creeley, Nemi Frost, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, and Philip Whalen. Also of interest are a small number of typescript carbons of letters written by Kyger to friends and family describing her time in Japan.
The series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Unidentified correspondents are arranged chronologically at the end of the series.
SERIES 3: WRITINGS
The WRITINGS series includes handwritten and typescript poetry and writings - completed works as well as fragments of work in progress. The series is arranged in two subseries: A) Chronological Files and B) Collaborations.
A) The Chronological Files subseries includes handwritten and typescript manuscripts and drafts; scrapbooks of Kyger's work on school newspapers; journals and manuscripts for published works, including books where Kyger was a contributor; and, in the case of published projects, correspondence, contracts, galley copies, and page proofs. Of particular interest are the original bound journals Kyger kept in while in Japan and used to create Japan and India Journals published in 1981.
The files, ranging in date from 1951 to 2007, are arranged chronologically and in most cases retain Kyger's original folder titles.
B) The Collaborations subseries, arranged chronologically, contains pieces written by Kyger with friends and fellow writers. One unusual piece is a typescript on toilet paper, which Kyger wrote with Stan Persky in 1959. The piece, titled "In the Tunnel," is extremely fragile and a copy has been made for patron use.
SERIES 4: WRITINGS OF OTHERS
The WRITINGS OF OTHERS series is arranged alphabetically by author and primarily contains poetry, reviews, essays, and articles, written about Joanne Kyger and her work. In most cases, files contain typescript drafts, annotated by Kyger, along with correspondence between Kyger and the author. The series includes a 1964 article published in Kado: Japanese Floral Art, that mentions Joanne Kyger's time learning flower arranging in Japan and includes an image of her work.
SERIES 5: OTHER PROJECTS
The OTHER PROJECTS series pulls together Kyger's activities outside of, but often still related to, writing. The series is arranged in three subseries: A) Readings, B) Teaching, and C) Miscellaneous Projects.
A) Readings consists of correspondence, notes, posters, announcements, programs, and ephemera related to conferences and spoken word events Kyger participated in between 1965-2007. The folders are arranged chronologically with undated material filed at the end of the subseries.
B) The Teaching subseries includes material related to classes and workshops taught by Kyger on writing, journaling, and poetry, from 1967-2003. Arranged chronologically, materials include class notes, correspondence, reference material, and ephemera.
C) The Miscellaneous Projects subseries documents art, poetry, and editing projects in which Kyger participated. Editing projects include issues of the poetry journals Wild Dog and Turkey Buzzard Review, as well as local newspaper the Bolinas Hearsay News. The subseries also contains materials related to the National Center for Experiments in Television (NCET). Kyger created the video piece Descartes (1968) while working at the NCET as an artist in residence.
SERIES 6: SUBJECT FILES
The SUBJECT FILES series is arranged alphabetically by topic and primarily contains newspaper clippings and ephemera. Subjects include poets Ted Berrigan, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and Philip Whalen, as well as the Beat Generation and Bolinas, California. Miscellaneous ephemera is filed chronologically at the end of the series. The ephemera illustrates Kyger's life and interests over the years, from peace marches in the 1960s to poetry readings by friends.
SERIES 7: IMAGES & RECORDINGS
The series is arranged in three subseries: A) Artwork, B) Photographs, and C) Audio Recordings.
A) The Artwork subseries is comprised of drawings and sketches made by Joanne Kyger and friends. The subseries includes work by Bill Berkson, Tom Field, Nemi Frost, and Arthur Okamura, as well as collaborative drawings and sketchbooks comprised of work by several artists. One drawing of particular interest is a pen & ink drawing depicting "Blabbermouth Night" at The Place in San Francisco. The drawing has no identified artist and is located with the oversize, unidentified artwork.
B) A small number of images make up the Photographs subseries. Images include snapshots of Joanne Kyger and other poets including Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg. Also included in the subseries are slides taken in 1972 by Roy Kiyooka labeled "A Day in Bolinas & San Fran. with Friends."
C) Audio Recordings document spoken word events that Kyger participated in from 1966-2009. Reel-to-reel tapes, audio cassettes, and a single CD document readings that include, along with Kyger, poets Robert Duncan, Lewis MacAdams, Gary Snyder, and Bobbie Louise Hawkins.

Restrictions

Original material too fragile to handle from boxes 34 & 35 has been restricted; photocopies must be used instead. Contracts containing social security numbers, located in Series 3, WRITINGS, are restricted until after Kyger's death. Also, reel-to-reel recordings in box 42 are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Allen, Donald Merriam, 1912-
Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005
Hejinian, Lyn
Kyger, Joanne -- Archives
Notley, Alice, 1945-
Scalapino, Leslie
Snyder, Gary, 1930-
Waldman, Anne, 1945-
Whalen, Philip

 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Box 1, Folder 1

Awards & grants 1987-2005

Box 1, Folder 2

Bibliographies

Box 1, Folder 3

Calendars, 1965-1968 (incomplete)

 

Interviews

Box 1, Folder 4

1977-2007 & undated

Box 1, Folder 5

Interviewed by Michael Price & Dale Smith 1997

Box 1, Folder 6

Interviewed by Anne Waldman

Box 1, Folder 7

Interviewed by John Suiter - Two interviews 2000-2003

Box 1, Folder 8

Interviewed for Rain Taxi by Eric Lorberer 2001

Box 1, Folder 9

Bolinas Museum Oral History Project 2006

 

Marriage to Gary Snyder

Box 1, Folder 10

Photographs & ephemera

Box 1, Folder 11

Newspaper clippings 1960

Box 1, Folder 12

Newspaper clippings about Kyger 1974-2007

Box 1, Folder 13

Miscellaneous material

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Box 1, Folder 14

A - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 15

Abrams, Sam 1979-2000

Box 1, Folder 16

Accurso, Richard 1984-2003

Box 2, Folder 1

Acevedo, Susanna 1976-1991

Box 2, Folder 2

Acevedo, Susanna & Arthur Okamura, from Bali 1979-1980

Box 2, Folder 3

Adnan, Etel 1997-2006

Box 2, Folder 4

Alexander, Paul 1975-2008

Box 2, Folder 5

Allen, Donald 1959-1990

Box 2, Folder 6

Amandi, Jocelyn 1978-1990

Box 2, Folder 7

Anderson, Jim 1980-2006

Box 2, Folder 8

Antler 1997-2003

Box 2, Folder 9

Arnold, Bob 1987-2006

Box 2, Folder 10

Aronowitz, Al 1992-1995

Box 2, Folder 11

Avec, (Cydney Chadwick, ed.) 1988

Box 2, Folder 12

B - Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 13

Bachy, (Leland Hickman, ed.) 1977-1980

 

Bacon, Joe

Box 3, Folder 1

1975-2007

Box 3, Folder 2

Copies of letters written by Bacon to various people 1975-1986

Box 3, Folder 3

Baldwin, Gordon 1973-2007

Box 3, Folder 4

Baldwin, Mado (Gail) 1973-1996

Box 3, Folder 5

Ballard, Micah 2000-2005

Box 3, Folder 6

Batki, John 1993-2003

Box 3, Folder 7

Baude, Dawn-Michelle (Kolokithas) 1985-2007

Box 3, Folder 8

Belforti, Rose Marie 1987-1991

Box 3, Folder 9

Beltrametti, Franco 1974-1997

Box 3, Folder 10

Benedetti, David 1990-2007

Box 3, Folder 11

Benton, William 1977-1994

Box 3, Folder 12

Berg, Peter 1978-2003

Box 4, Folder 1

Berkson, Bill 1971-2008

Box 4, Folder 2

Berkson, Lynn O'Hare 1979-2007

General note

Includes paste-ups of the Bolinas Hearsay News, with Lynn's column "Notes from a Broad."
Box 4, Folder 3

Berlandt, Herman 2006

Box 4, Folder 4

Berlin, Lucia 1997-2003

Box 4, Folder 5

Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei 1979-1981

Box 4, Folder 6

Bertholf, Robert 1975-2001

Box 4, Folder 7

Beyond Baroque Foundation Literary/Arts Center 1975-1999

Box 4, Folder 8

Black, Noel 1998-1999

Box 4, Folder 9

Blackall, Simon 1966-1969

Box 4, Folder 10

Black Sparrow Press 1992-2002

Box 4, Folder 11

Blakebrough, Les 1961-2002

Box 4, Folder 12

Bombay Gin 1992-1999

Box 4, Folder 13

Borregaard, Ebbe 1960-2006

Box 4, Folder 14

Boughn, Michael 1988-2000

Box 4, Folder 15

Boyce, Jack 1964-1972

General note

Includes letters to Kyger re. Boyce's death.
 

Brainard, Joe

Box 4, Folder 16

1971-1977

Box 4, Folder 17

1982-1993

Box 4, Folder 18

Letters about Brainard, including correspondence with Ron Padgett about possible book 1994-2001

Box 4, Folder 19

Brandi, John 2005-2008

Box 4, Folder 20

Briggs, Eleanor 1974-1983

Box 4, Folder 21

Briggs, Robert 1994-2001

Box 4, Folder 22

Brill, Kastle 1984-1985

Box 5, Folder 1

Brodecky, Bill 1966-1983

Box 5, Folder 2

Brown, Bill 1966-1994

Box 5, Folder 3

Brown, Maggie 1978-2008

Box 5, Folder 4

Brown, Rebecca 1975-1988

Box 5, Folder 5, Oversize MC-011-01

Brunner, Jon 1988-1995

Box 5, Folder 6

Burk, Ronnie 2000-2002

Box 5, Folder 7

Bye, Reed 1979-2005

Box 5, Folder 8

C - Miscellaneous

Box 5, Folder 9

Café Review, (Steve Luttrell, ed.) 1992-2000

Box 5, Folder 10

Caldwell, Christopher 2000-2004

Box 5, Folder 11

California College of Arts and Crafts 1977

Box 5, Folder 12

Cantor, Margery 1985

Box 5, Folder 13

Charters, Ann 1981-2000

Box 5, Folder 14

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers 2000-2003

General note

Includes an interview of Joanne Kyger & David Meltzer's interview of Philip Whalen.
Box 5, Folder 15

Clark, Tom & Angelica 1966-2007

Box 5, Folder 16

Clorfeine, Stephen 1975-1997

Box 5, Folder 17

Coffey, Dan 2000-2001

Box 5, Folder 18

Collom, Jack 1994-2007

Box 5, Folder 19

Congdon, Kirby 1967

Box 5, Folder 20

Connor, Julia 1992-2006

Box 5, Folder 21

Coordinating Council of Literacy Magazines 1979

Box 5, Folder 22

Corman, Cid 1962-1991

Box 5, Folder 23

Creeley, Robert 1966-2003

Box 6, Folder 1

D - Miscellaneous

Box 6, Folder 2

Dahi, Soheyl, (ed. Sore Dove Press) 2004-2008

Box 6, Folder 3

Dahme, Dorothy 1999

Box 6, Folder 4

Daley, Debora 1976-1979

Box 6, Folder 5

Daley, John 1978-2007

Box 6, Folder 6

Daley, Patrice 1986-2001

Box 6, Folder 7

Daniel, Darrin 1990-1999

Box 6, Folder 8

Davidson, Michael 1976

Box 6, Folder 9

Davies, Alan 1975-1999

Box 6, Folder 10

De Ferreccio, Jazmin Aminian 2000

Box 6, Folder 11

Degli Esposti, Rita & John Gian Pozzi 1979-2001

Box 6, Folder 12

Demers, Robin 2005-2007

Box 6, Folder 13

DeSilver, Albert 1996-2005

Box 6, Folder 14

DeVore, Trane 2005-2006

Box 6, Folder 15

Dharmadhatu Berkeley 1976-1977

Box 6, Folder 16

DiPrima, Diane 1976-2006

Box 6, Folder 17

Donlon, Helen 1987-1997

Box 6, Folder 18

Dorn, Ed and Jennifer 1974-2003

Box 6, Folder 19

Dorsky, Nathaniel 2000-2006

Box 6, Folder 20

Doss, Margot Patterson & John 1966-2002

Box 7, Folder 1

Drees, Mahina 1975-1979

Box 7, Folder 2

Dull, Dora 1959-1963

Box 7, Folder 3

Dunn, Annalee 2002-2006

Box 7, Folder 4

Dunn, James 2002-2008

Box 7, Folder 5

E - Miscellaneous

Box 7, Folder 6

East West House - Kyger's letters to friends at East West House detailing her trip to Japan ca. 1960

Box 7, Folder 7

Edwards, Ernesto 1986-2008

Box 7, Folder 8

Eigner, Larry 1986

Box 7, Folder 9

Ellingham, Lewis 1975-2007

Box 7, Folder 10

Elmslie, Kenward 1974-1999

Box 7, Folder 11

E.P. Dutton, Inc. 1985

Box 7, Folder 12

Everyman Publishers, PLC 2002

Box 7, Folder 13

Exquisite Corpse, (Andrei Codrescu, ed.) 1992-1995

Box 7, Folder 14

F - Miscellaneous

Box 7, Folder 15

Fagin, Larry 1967-2004

Box 7, Folder 16

Falk, Jane 1999-2007

Box 7, Folder 17

Fattal, Simone 1996-2007

Box 7, Folder 18

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence 1979-2006

Box 7, Folder 19

Ferlinghetti, Selden "Kirby" 1988-2001

Box 7, Folder 20

Ferraris, Fred 1997

Box 8, Folder 1

Field, Tom ca. 1959-1995

Box 8, Folder 2

First Light Films, re. film Women and the Beats 1993-1994

Box 8, Folder 3

Fitzgerald, Dora 1978-2003

Box 8, Folder 4

Follet, CB, ed. Beside the Sleeping Maiden: Poets of Marin 1996-1997

Box 8, Folder 5

Fox, Hugh 1967-1968

Box 8, Folder 6

Frost, Nancy Drew 1962-2007

 

Frost, Nemi

Box 8, Folder 7

ca. 1957-1959

Box 8, Folder 8

1960-1967

Box 8, Folder 9

1977-2007

Box 8, Folder 10, Oversize MC-011-02

Frost, Robert T. M. "Robin" 1957-1958

Box 8, Folder 11

Frumkin, Kathleen 2002-2007

Box 8, Folder 12

Frym, Gloria 1990-2006

Box 8, Folder 13

G - Miscellaneous

Box 8, Folder 14

Gach, Gary 1988-2007

Box 8, Folder 15

Gallup, Dick 1978-1981

Box 8, Folder 16

Gare du Nord, (Douglas Oliver & Alice Notley, eds.) 1997-1998

Box 8, Folder 17

Gas, (Kevin Opstedal, ed.) 1991-1998

Box 8, Folder 18

Gitin, Maria 1976

Box 8, Folder 19

Goldfarb, Sidney 1999-2007

Box 8, Folder 20

Grace, Nancy 2001-2002

Box 8, Folder 21

Greene, Anne 1976

Box 8, Folder 22

Grenier, Robert 1975-1999

Box 8, Folder 23

Grimm, Mary - Correspondence regarding Nancy Drew Frost's death 2007

Box 9, Folder 1

Guravich, Donald & family 1999-2007

Box 9, Folder 2

Gustafson, Jim 1981-1984

Box 9, Folder 3

H - Miscellaneous

Box 9, Folder 4

Hailey, Deborah 1993-2000

Box 9, Folder 5

Halper, Jon 1988-1989

Box 9, Folder 6

Harmon, Harvey S. 1958

Box 9, Folder 7

Haselwood, Dave 1990-2002

Box 9, Folder 8

Hastings, Lee Adair 1961-2006

Box 9, Folder 9

Hatch, Annie 1960-1963

Box 9, Folder 10

Hatch, Jim 1990-1993

Box 9, Folder 11

Hawkins, Bobbie Louise 1980-2007

Box 9, Folder 12

Heath, Jenny 1991-2007

Box 9, Folder 13

Heijinian, Lyn 1995-2003

Box 9, Folder 14

Heilig, Steve 2000-2007

Box 9, Folder 15

Heineman, Lydia 1999

Box 9, Folder 16

Hemensley, Kris 1976-1984

Box 9, Folder 17

Hennessy, Lois, [Gary Snyder's mother] 1961

Box 9, Folder 18

Hickman, Leland 1966-1991

Box 9, Folder 19

Hollo, Anselm & Jane 1981-2007

Box 9, Folder 20

Holt, Jessica 2006-2007

Box 9, Folder 21

Hoogstraten, Harry 1978-1980

Box 9, Folder 22

Hoyem, Judy 1968-2006

Box 9, Folder 23

Hriskos, Jim & Virginia 1965-1967

Box 9, Folder 24

Hunt, Byron Alton ca. 1979-1980

 

Hyner, Stefan

Box 9, Folder 25

1983-1989

Box 9, Folder 26

1990-2000

Box 10, Folder 1

2001-2008 & undated

Box 10, Folder 2

I - Miscellaneous

Box 10, Folder 3

Intersection, Center for the Arts and Religion 1976-1989

Box 10, Folder 4

Irby, Kenneth 1989-2008

Box 10, Folder 5

J - Miscellaneous

Box 10, Folder 6

Jarnot, Lisa 1988-2006

Box 10, Folder 7

Jenkins, Dora 1998-2005

Box 10, Folder 8

Johnson, Diane 1977-1979

Box 10, Folder 9

Johnson, Kent 1988-1989

Box 10, Folder 10

Johnson, Maile 1987-2006

Box 10, Folder 11

Johnson, Ron 1984-1998

Box 10, Folder 12

Johnson, William J. (Bill) 1976-1997

Box 10, Folder 13

Johnston, Alastair & Dawn 1976-2006

Box 10, Folder 14

Jones, Jamey 1994-2007

Box 10, Folder 15

Joy, Joan 1962-2001

Box 10, Folder 16

K - Miscellaneous

Box 10, Folder 17

Kahn, Lloyd 2006-2008

Box 10, Folder 18

Kahn, Paul 1977-2006

Box 10, Folder 19

Kapleau, DeLancey 1962-1963

Box 10, Folder 20

Kearney, Margaret 1978-2005

Box 10, Folder 21

Kervin, Brian 2000-2007

Box 10, Folder 22

Killian, Kevin 1991-1997

Box 10, Folder 23

Kite, Mary 2004-2005

Box 10, Folder 24

Koller, Jim & Maggie Brown 1966-2006

Box 10, Folder 25

Kowit, Steve 1987-1988

Box 11, Folder 1

Krafft, Charles 1977-2004

Box 11, Folder 2

Kundawala, Ish 1988-1998

Box 11, Folder 3

Kush (Steven Kushner) undated

Box 11, Folder 4

Kyger, Anne [Kyger's mother] 1960-1986

Box 11, Folder 5

Kyger, Jacob [Kyger's father] 1960-1961

Box 11, Folder 6

L - Miscellaneous

Box 11, Folder 7

La Alameda Press 1999-2004

Box 11, Folder 8

Lally, Michael 1975

Box 11, Folder 9

Lamont, Kimberly M. 1991-1993

Box 11, Folder 10

Lampe, Keith (aka Ro-Non-So-Te, Ponderosa Pine) 1971-1995

Box 11, Folder 11

Lance, Jeanne 1973-2004

Box 11, Folder 12

Larsen, Nicolai undated

Box 11, Folder 13

LaVoie, Steven 1976-1987

Box 11, Folder 14

Lawless, Gary undated

Box 11, Folder 15

Laws, Judy 1967

Box 11, Folder 16

Lazzeri, Simone 1978-1990

Box 11, Folder 17

Lerner, Steve 1985-2005

Box 11, Folder 18

Levi, Louise Landes 1991-2007

Box 11, Folder 19

Lifshin, Lyn undated

Box 11, Folder 20

Loewinsohn, Ron 1963-1968

Box 11, Folder 21

Lowell, Douglas 1986

Box 11, Folder 22

Lowry, Thea [Gary Snyder's sister] 1961-1962

Box 11, Folder 23

M - Miscellaneous

Box 11, Folder 24

MacAdams, Lewis 1967-2007

Box 11, Folder 25

MacAdams, Ocean Lee 1978-2001

Box 12, Folder 1

MacAdams, Phoebe 1975-2005

Box 12, Folder 2

Main, Alvin & June 1960

Box 12, Folder 3

Mallman, Jerome 1958-2007

Box 12, Folder 4

Malone, Eric 2003-2004

Box 12, Folder 5

Marin Arts Council 1987

Box 12, Folder 6

Marin Poetry Center 1996-2003

Box 12, Folder 7

Marsh, Kate 1981-2003

Box 12, Folder 8

Marshall, Tom 1980-1995

Box 12, Folder 9

Martin, Richard 2000-2002

Box 12, Folder 10

Mayo, Gui 1999-2006

Box 12, Folder 11

Mazer, Ben 2004-2008

Box 12, Folder 12

McClure, Michael 1971-2004

Box 12, Folder 13

McIntyre, Joan 1975-1980

 

McNaughton, Duncan

Box 12, Folder 14

1975-1988

Box 12, Folder 15

1990-2008 & undated

Box 12, Folder 16

McNaughton, Genie 1989-1994

Box 12, Folder 17

McNeill, William (Bill) ca. 1960-1981

General note

Includes a small, undated notebook of McNeill's, describing Kyoto.
Box 12, Folder 18

McQuaid, Diana 1978-2003

Box 12, Folder 19

Meier, Barbara 1978-1994

Box 12, Folder 20

Meltzer, David & Tina 1975-2007

Box 12, Folder 21

Mikolowski, Ken 1978-1999

Box 13, Folder 1

Miller, Margaret Kyger 1960-2006

General note

Includes correspondence regarding Margaret's death.
Box 13, Folder 2

Mills, Susannah 1978-2006

Box 13, Folder 3

Mills College 1999

Box 13, Folder 4

Millward, Pamela 1966-1967

Box 13, Folder 5

Money, Peter 1992-1999

Box 13, Folder 6

Montgomery, John 1982-1994

Box 13, Folder 7

Moore, Alvin William 1986-2007

Box 13, Folder 8

Morgan, Bill 1983-2008

Box 13, Folder 9

Morris, Virginia 1979-1989

Box 13, Folder 10

N - Miscellaneous

Box 13, Folder 11

Naropa Institute 1975-2004

Box 13, Folder 12

The National Poetry Series 1982-1992

Box 13, Folder 13

Navero, Bud 1978-2006

Box 13, Folder 14

Nevada County Poetry Series (NCPS) 2004

Box 13, Folder 15

Newton, Ryan 2003-2006

Box 13, Folder 16

Nicosia, Gerald 1977-1994

 

Nisbet, Jim

Box 13, Folder 17

1978-2007 & undated

Box 13, Folder 18

Correspondence regarding Sweetie's Bar and Café readings 2001-2005

Box 13, Folder 19

Noel, Susan 2000

Box 13, Folder 20

Nolan, Pat 1975-2007

Box 13, Folder 21

Northup, Harry 1994-2008

Box 13, Folder 22

Notley, Alice 1986-2001

Box 13, Folder 23

O - Miscellaneous

Box 13, Folder 24

O'Donnell, Joshua 2003-2007

Box 13, Folder 25

Okamura, Arthur 1978-2002

Box 13, Folder 26

Olin, Jeni 1998-2001

Box 13, Folder 27

Opstedal, Kevin 1993-2008

Box 13, Folder 28

Ostriker, Alicia 1991-1994

Box 13, Folder 29

Oswald, Ernest 1983-1984

Box 14, Folder 1

P-Q - Miscellaneous

Box 14, Folder 2

Patterson, Ron 1998

Box 14, Folder 3

Peabody, Richard ca. 1996

Box 14, Folder 4

Pearl, (Gregory Stephenson, ed.) 1977-1991

Box 14, Folder 5

Penguin Books 1966-2001

Box 14, Folder 6

Persky, Stan 1960-1971

Box 14, Folder 7

Pettet, Simon 1982-2007

Box 14, Folder 8

Phillips, Lynn 1975-1982

Box 14, Folder 9

Pirtles, Rebecca Bush 1992-1998

Box 14, Folder 10

The Poetry Center 1975-2003

Box 14, Folder 11

Poetry Flash 1997-2001

Box 14, Folder 12

The Poetry Project 1976-2004

Box 14, Folder 13

Pohlman, Edward 1983-2006

Box 14, Folder 14

Powell, Donald 1979-1982

Box 14, Folder 15

Prevallet, Kristen 1995

Box 14, Folder 16

Price, Michael 2001-2003

Box 14, Folder 17

R - Miscellaneous

Box 14, Folder 18

Raderman, Marlene 1984-1990

Box 14, Folder 19

Rain Taxi 2001-2005

Box 14, Folder 20

Ratcliffe, Steven 1998-2005

Box 14, Folder 21

Raworth, Tom 1961-2006

Box 15, Folder 1

Reddan, Jerry 2003-2006

Box 15, Folder 2

Reeves, Anne & Francis 1985-2004

Box 15, Folder 3

Rogoff, Marianne 1995-2006

Box 15, Folder 4

Romano, Denise 1995

Box 15, Folder 5

Ross, Charlie & family 1985-1993

Box 15, Folder 6

Rothenberg, Michael 1986-2007

Box 15, Folder 7

Rowan, Leslie & Peter 1976-1993

Box 15, Folder 8

Rubenstein, Carol 1977-1988

Box 15, Folder 9

Russo, Linda 1999-2009

Box 15, Folder 10

S - Miscellaneous

Box 15, Folder 11

Safdi, Joe & Sara Schrom 1978-2007

Box 15, Folder 12

Salazar, Deborah 1992-1997

Box 15, Folder 13

Sanchez, Ernesto 1995-2002

Box 15, Folder 14

Sand Dollar Booksellers (Jack Shoemaker) 1975-1978

Box 15, Folder 15

Sanders, Ed & Miriam 1974-2008

Box 15, Folder 16

Saroyan, Aram 1998-2002

Box 15, Folder 17

Scalapino, Leslie 1979-2007

Box 15, Folder 18

Schelling, Andrew 1993-2006

Box 15, Folder 19

Schiemann, Philipp 1999-2002

Box 16, Folder 1

Schneider, David 1983-2007

Box 16, Folder 2

Sears, Loren 1985-2005

Box 16, Folder 3

Shambhala Sun 1993

Box 16, Folder 4

Shekeloff, Mertis 1960-2006

Box 16, Folder 5

Sigo, Cedar 1998-2007

Box 16, Folder 6

Simpson, Steve 1999-2005

Box 16, Folder 7

Singh, Rani 1992-2007

Box 16, Folder 8

Skinner, Johathan 2001-2007

Box 16, Folder 9

Skold, Annie 1960-1963

Box 16, Folder 10

Slack, Jane [Jack Boyce's sister] 1966-1967

Box 16, Folder 11

Small Press Distribution 1996-2001

Box 16, Folder 12

Small Press Traffic 2001

Box 16, Folder 13

Smith, Dale & Hoa Nguyen 1996-2006

Box 16, Folder 14

Smith, Willie 1994-2002

Box 16, Folder 15

Snell, Roger 2004-2006

Box 16, Folder 16

Snyder, Gary 1959-2007

Box 16, Folder 17

Snyder, Harold & Mathilde 1959-1964

Box 16, Folder 18

Stanley, George 1958-2003

Box 16, Folder 19

Sugioka, Kimi undated

Box 16, Folder 20

Suiter, John 2001-2008

Box 16, Folder 21

T - Miscellaneous

Box 16, Folder 22

Thomas, Jimo 1987-1999

Box 16, Folder 23

Tills, Steve 1995

Box 16, Folder 24

Todd, Glenn 1981-2006

Box 16, Folder 25

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review 1994-1996

Box 16, Folder 26

U - Miscellaneous

Box 16, Folder 27

University of California Press 1993-2007

Box 16, Folder 28

Upton, Charles - Photocopies of "open letters" to Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, & the poets of Naropa Institute undated

Box 16, Folder 29

V - Miscellaneous

Box 16, Folder 30

VanDeWetering, Janwillem 2003-2007

Box 16, Folder 31

Van Gogh's Ear, (Ian Ayres, ed.) 2001

Box 17, Folder 1

Vincent, Stephen 1980-2008

Box 17, Folder 2

Vogel, Shelly 1980-1991

Box 17, Folder 3

W - Miscellaneous

 

Waldman, Anne

Box 17, Folder 4

1967-1999

Box 17, Folder 5

2000-2008

Box 17, Folder 6

Warsh, Lewis 1982-2001

Box 17, Folder 7

Warshall, Peter 1974-2007

Box 17, Folder 8

Watsky, Paul 2006-2007

Box 17, Folder 9

Watts, Richard 1977

 

Weigel, Evelyne Kyger

Box 17, Folder 10

1958-1970

Box 17, Folder 11

1973-1987

Box 17, Folder 12

Weishaus, Joel 1987-2007

 

Whalen, Philip

Box 17, Folder 13

1960-1991

Box 17, Folder 14

1959-1965 - Photocopies. Originals are located at Reed College

Box 18, Folder 1

Whaling City Review, (John Landry, ed.) 1995

Box 18, Folder 2

Whitefield, Chris 2003-2006

Box 18, Folder 3

Whitefield, Nancy Breedlove 1976-1997

Box 18, Folder 4

Wieners, John 1963-2002

Box 18, Folder 5

Whole Earth Magazine 1998-1999

Box 18, Folder 6

Wienpahl, Paul 1960-1961

Box 18, Folder 7

Wilmarth, Richard 1992-1998

Box 18, Folder 8

Wolfe, Michael 1980-1986

Box 18, Folder 9

Wolff, Joe 2007-2008

Box 18, Folder 10

Women-In-Literature, Inc. 1997

Box 18, Folder 11

World Bout Poetry Association 1992-2003

Box 18, Folder 12

The Writer's Almanac 1999-2002

Box 18, Folder 13

Wyrick, Claudia 2003-2004

Box 18, Folder 14

Y - Miscellaneous

Box 18, Folder 15

Yardas, William 1985-2008

Box 18, Folder 16

Young, Nicole 2000-2002

Box 18, Folder 17

Z - Miscellaneous

Box 18, Folder 18

Zeno, Karly & Jim ca. 1970-2008

Box 18, Folder 19

Zoland Books 1999

 

Miscellaneous correspondence

Box 18, Folder 20

Notes for Kyger while staying at the Hotel Boulderado 1978

Box 18, Folder 21

Notes, poems & artwork for Kyger's birthdays

 

Unidentified correspondents

Box 18, Folder 22

[David ?] 1990

Box 18, Folder 23

[Mayra ?] 1988

Box 18, Folder 24

[Michael & Katie ?] 2000-2001

Box 18, Folder 25

[Micah ?] 1988-2001

Box 18, Folder 26

1950-1969

Box 18, Folder 27

1979-1979

Box 18, Folder 28

1982-1989

Box 18, Folder 29

1991-2006

Box 18, Folder 30

Undated

 

WRITINGS

 

Chronological Files

Box 19, Folder 1

Scrapbook - Newspaper clippings of JK's articles for school paper 1951-1952

Box 19, Folder 2

Scrapbook - Newspaper clippings of articles written by JK for paper El Gaucho 1954

Box 19, Folder 3, Oversize FB-515-01

Early poetry ca. 1952-1956

Box 19, Folder 4

Early writing & school assignments 1954-1955

Box 19, Folder 5

Miscellaneous notes & writings ca. 1957-1958

Box 19, Folder 6

Duncan poetry workshop notebook 1958-1959

Box 19, Folder 7-10

Writing ca. 1958

Box 19, Folder 11

Writing 1958-1959

Box 20, Folder 1

Early spring 1959

Box 20, Folder 2

In progress & fragments ca. 1959-1961

Box 20, Folder 3

Writing 1959-1961

Box 20, Folder 4

Copies of "notebook" poems 1959-1964

Box 20, Folder 5

Poems from Japan 1960-1964

Box 20, Folder 6

Miscellaneous poems 1962-1963

Box 20, Folder 7, Oversize FB-515-02, MC-011-07

Writing 1964

Box 20, Folder 8

"Imaginary Apparitions" 1965

Box 20, Folder 9-13, Oversize FB-515-03

The Tapestry and the Web (1965)

Box 20, Folder 14

Writing 1965-1966

Box 20, Folder 15

Unpublished manuscripts 1965-1966

Box 20, Folder 16

"The Throned Boy" 1966

Box 20, Folder 17

Poems from Rome 1966

Box 20, Folder 18

Travels in Europe February-September 1966

Box 21, Folder 1

New York City September-December 1966

Box 21, Folder 2, Oversize FB-515-04

The Fool in April (1966)

Box 21, Folder 3

"Three Days" 1967

Box 21, Folder 4, Oversize MC-011-03

NYC writing, mostly unpublished 1967

Box 21, Folder 5

NYC 1967

Box 21, Folder 6

San Francisco/Bolinas 1967-1968

Box 21, Folder 7

Buchanan Street 1968

Box 21, Folder 8

"This Other Thing" 1968

Box 21, Folder 9

Journals 1968-1969

Box 21, Folder 10

Salmon Creek, Bodega Bay 1968-1969

Box 21, Folder 11

"Bodega Bay Cosmic News" ca. 1968-1969

Box 21, Folder 12

"Bodega Bay Cosmic Revolution" Winter 1968-1969

Box 21, Folder 13, Oversize FB-515-05

Handwritten copies of poems 1968-ca. 1970

Box 21, Folder 14

Bolinas 1969

Box 21, Folder 15

"Ganesha" March 1969

Box 21, Folder 16

The Tent Spring-Summer 1969

Box 21, Folder 17

Writing 1969-1974

Box 21, Folder 18

Walk with Arthur O. to Secret Lake ca. 1970

Box 22, Folder 1-6

Places to Go (1970)

Box 22, Folder 7

Joanne (1970)

Box 22, Folder 8

Cliff House Fall 1970

Box 22, Folder 9

Lynne's house Winter-Spring 1970

Box 22, Folder 10

Downtown Brighton Avenue Fall 1970-Spring 1971

Box 22, Folder 11-13, Oversize FB-011-04

Desecho Notebook (1971)

Box 22, Folder 14

On the Mesa: An Anthology of Bolinas Writing (1971), ed. Joel Weishaus - Correspondence & contracts

Box 22, Folder 15

New house on Evergreen, Poetry Medicine Show 1971

Box 23, Folder 1

Miscellaneous writing ca. 1972

Box 23, Folder 2

Writing 1972

Box 23, Folder 3

Writing Spring-Winter 1972

Box 23, Folder 4

Writing 1973

Box 23, Folder 5

"Baul," produced by Lewis MacAdams, etc. 1973

Box 23, Folder 6

"Keep it Together" 1973-1974

Box 23, Folder 7

Writing 1973-1974

Box 23, Folder 8

Trip Out and Fall Back (1974)

Box 23, Folder 9

"And So On" Summer 1974

Box 23, Folder 10

Writing 1974-1977

Box 23, Folder 11

Older poems to be rescued ca. 1974-1985

Box 23, Folder 12-16

All This Every Day (1975) - Includes bound typescript with edits

Box 23, Folder 17

Miscellaneous copies of typescripts - "Out the Window," Up My Coast, etc. 1975-1977

Box 24, Folder 1-2

Writing 1977

Box 24, Folder 3

Bolinas & Boulder Fall-Winter 1977-1978

Box 24, Folder 4

Bolinas Soap Opera, for Radio Free Bolinas 1978

Box 24, Folder 5

Pretty contemporary summer 1978

Box 24, Folder 6

Writing 1978-1978

Box 24, Folder 7

The Wonderful Focus of You (1979)

Box 24, Folder 8

Writing January-October 1980

Box 24, Folder 9

"The Oral Tradition of the Garden of Eden" 1980

Box 24, Folder 10

Bolinas 1980-1981

Box 24, Folder 11-14

Japan and India Journals (1981) - Includes original journals, bound

Box 25, Folder 1-2

Japan and India Journals (1981)

Box 25, Folder 3-5

Up My Coast (1981)

Box 25, Folder 6

Calligraphic wonders, inspired brushstrokes 1981

Box 25, Folder 7

Writing 1982-1983

Box 25, Folder 8-10

Going On: Selected Poems 1958-1980 (1983)

Conditions Governing Access note

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Box 25, Folder 11

Writing 1983-1984

Box 25, Folder 12-13

Writing 1985-1986

Box 25, Folder 14-17

The Dharma Committee (1986)

Box 25, Folder 18

Man & Women (1987) - Written with Michael Rothenberg

Box 25, Folder 19

Kwan Yin Summer 1987

Box 25, Folder 20

Writing 1987-1988

Box 26, Folder 1

Writing 1988

Box 26, Folder 2-3

Phenomenological (1989)

Box 26, Folder 4

Writing 1989

Box 26, Folder 5

At John's house 1989

Box 26, Folder 6

Writing 1990

Box 26, Folder 7-10

Just Space: Poems, 1979-1989 (1991)

Box 26, Folder 11

Writing 1991

Box 26, Folder 12

Naropa Fall-Winter 1991

Box 26, Folder 13

Boulder Fall 1991

Box 27, Folder 1

Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, "Joanne Kyger, 1934-" 1991-1992

Box 27, Folder 2

Writing 1992

Box 27, Folder 3

Journals, typed 1992

Box 27, Folder 4

"Poems by Joanne Kyger," The New Censorship, vol. 4, no. 10 January 1994

Box 27, Folder 5

Writing 1993

Box 27, Folder 6

Working manuscript 1993

Box 27, Folder 7

Journals, typed January-March 1993

Box 27, Folder 8

Writing 1994

Box 27, Folder 9

Miwok workings 1994

Box 27, Folder 10

The Brown Thrasher 1994

Box 27, Folder 11

Journal, typed 1994

Box 27, Folder 12

Introduction for Paul Elliott's book 1994

Box 27, Folder 13

Writing 1995

Box 27, Folder 14

Journal, typed 1995

Box 27, Folder 15

"Buddhism and the Beat Generation," for Tricycle 1995

Box 27, Folder 16-17

Some Sketches from the Life of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1996)

Box 27, Folder 18

The Beat Book: Writings from the Beat Generation (1996), ed. Anne Waldman

Box 27, Folder 19

Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution (1996), pub. Conari Press

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 28, Folder 1

Writing 1996

Box 28, Folder 2

A Different Beat: Writings by Women of the Beat Generation (1997), ed. Richard Peabody

Box 28, Folder 3

Writing 1997

Box 28, Folder 4

Eine Neue Landkarte (1998)

Box 28, Folder 5

Writing 1998

Box 28, Folder 6-8

Pátzcuaro (1999) - Includes original journal

Box 28, Folder 9

Writing 1999

Box 28, Folder 10

"Bobbie piece" - [About Bobbie Louise Hawkins for Lee Christopher's book] 1999

Box 28, Folder 11

Autobiographical, poetics & the beats 1999-2004

Box 29, Folder 1

Some Life (2000)

Box 29, Folder 2-3

Strange Big Moon: The Japan and India Journals, 1960-1964 (2000)

Conditions Governing Access note

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Box 29, Folder 4

"The Real News," pub. in webzine Big Bridge (2000)

Box 29, Folder 5

Writing 2000

Box 29, Folder 6

Memorial tribute to Edward Dorn February 2000

Box 29, Folder 7

Introductions & blurbs, by Kyger for work of others 2000-2010

Box 29, Folder 8-13

Again: Poems, 1989-2000 (2001)

Box 30, Folder 1-3

Again: Poems, 1989-2000 (2001)

Box 30, Folder 4

Angel Hair Sleeps with a Boy in My Hair: The Angel Hair Anthology (2001), eds. Anne Waldman & Lewis Warsh

Box 30, Folder 5

Writing January-August 2001

Box 30, Folder 6

Writing September-December 2001

Box 30, Folder 7

Ten Shines (2002)

Box 30, Folder 8-10

As Ever: Selected Poems (2002)

Box 31, Folder 1-8

As Ever: Selected Poems (2002)

Box 32, Folder 1-3

As Ever: Selected Poems (2002)

Box 32, Folder 4

Writing 2002

Box 32, Folder 5

Writing 2003

Box 32, Folder 6

"Pomegranate Syrup" 2003-2006

Box 32, Folder 7

The Distressed Look (2004)

Box 32, Folder 8

God Never Dies: Poems from Oaxaca (2004)

Box 32, Folder 9

Detektivgeschichten der Leidenschaft (2005)

Box 32, Folder 10

"Anne Waldman: The Early Years," pub. in Jacket Magazine (2005)

Box 32, Folder 11

"Thanks to David" and "Historic Afterglows" 2005

Box 32, Folder 12

Night Palace (2006)

Box 32, Folder 13

Page proofs & correspondence from New 2006

Box 32, Folder 14

Writing 2006

Box 32, Folder 15

"Again," printed on a bookmark for Poetry Flash 2006-2007

Box 32, Folder 16

Not Veracruz: Poems, January-March 2006 (2007)

Box 33, Folder 1

Not Veracruz: Poems, January-March 2006 (2007)

Box 33, Folder 2-9

About Now: Collected Poems (2007)

Box 34, Folder 1-10

About Now: Collected Poems (2007)

Box 34, Folder 11

Miscellaneous papers by Kyger undated

Box 34, Folder 12

Miscellaneous blurbs written by Kyger undated

Box 34, Folder 13

Poems - Italian translations undated

Box 34, Folder 14

Notes

 

Collaborations

 

Toilet paper novel, "In the Tunnel" - Written with Stan Persky

Box 47

Original piece, typed on toilet paper 1959

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 34, Folder 15

User copy, printed from scan

Box 34, Folder 16

"The Current Fall Social World" - Written with David Hazelwood 1965

Box 34, Folder 17

1968-2005 & undated

Box 34, Folder 18

"8 by 3" - Kyger with Lewis MacAdams & Anne Waldman ca. 1970

Box 35, Folder 1

1971, December

Box 35, Folder 2

"Fair to the Dragon" - Written with Lewis MacAdams 1976

Box 35, Folder 3

Naropa radio play 1978

Box 35, Folder 4

"Amsterdam Memoirs or The Sex Life of Lewis MacAdams" - Written with Bill Berkson 1978

Box 35, Folder 5

1982

Box 35, Folder 6

1998, September-October

Box 35, Folder 7

1999

Box 35, Folder 8

2001

Box 35, Folder 9

2003

Box 35, Folder 10

Full moon eclipse October 27, 2004

Box 35, Folder 11, Oversize FB-515-06

"The Other Side of the News," for Bob Grenier 2005

 

WRITINGS OF OTHERS

Box 35, Folder 12

Clark, Tom 1968-1976

 

Keilty, James

Box 35, Folder 13

Script for play "Ways of Spending Money." [Kyger played Elinor at Poetry Center Performance] ca. 1959

Conditions Governing Access note

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Box 35, Folder 14

Script for play "Honest Men" undated

Conditions Governing Access note

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Box 35, Folder 15

Falk, Jane. Daily Practice, Writing Practice: Zen and the Poetry of Joanne Kyger undated

Box 35, Folder 16

Levin, Nancy. "Too Much Soy Sauce in This Recipe": A Study of Joanne Kyger 1993-1994

Box 35, Folder 17

Morgan, Tom & Tyler Doherty. For the Time Being: The Bootstrap Book of Poetic Journals 2005-2006

Box 35, Folder 18

Olson, Kirby. Joanne Kyger and the Tradition of Zen Beatitude 2001

Box 35, Folder 19

Opstedal, Kevin. A Literary History of the San Andreas Fault: Bolinas Section 1986-2001

Box 35, Folder 20

Penton, Jonathan. Untitled - [Describes a visit to Bolinas & meeting Joanne Kyger] ca. 2002

Box 35, Folder 21

Russo, Linda. Various papers on Kyger, some annotated by Kyger undated

Box 35, Folder 22

Smith, Dale. Various articles written about Kyger undated

Box 36, Folder 1

Wagnon, Drew. Handmade book for Joanne & Jack Boyce 1966

Box 36, Folder 2

Westerfield, Lauren. "Exploding the Walls Against the Pattern": Conversations and Consensus in Joanne Kyger's The Tapestry and the Web 2007

Box 36, Folder 3

Unidentified author. Foreign Students Studying at the Training Center of the Ikenobo Headquarters. Article in Kado: Japanese Floral Art, no. 5 1964

Box 36, Folder 4

Various authors. Writings about Joanne Kyger ca. 1979-2000

Box 36, Folder 5

Introductions & blurbs about Joanne Kyger 1969-2007

Box 36, Folder 6

Poems written for or about Joanne Kyger 1973-1989

Box 36, Folder 7

Miscellaneous book reviews 1966-2003

 

OTHER PROJECTS

 

Readings

Box 36, Folder 8

Various readings 1965-1999

Box 36, Folder 9

Berkeley Poetry Conference July 12-14, 1965

Box 36, Folder 10

The KPFA Poetry Festival, UC Berkeley May 14, 1977

Box 36, Folder 11

Poetry Tonight! Everyone's Bosom Buddies from Bolinas October 21, 1977

Box 36, Folder 12

P78 One World Poetry, Amsterdam September 11-16, 1978

Box 36, Folder 13

Bisbee Poetry Festival August 24-26, 1979

Box 36, Folder 14

Intersection Poetry & Prose Series, "Projectivist Sources: A Panel Discussion" September 19, 1983

Box 36, Folder 15

Poets on Poetry at the Boise Gallery of Art June 6, 1984

Box 36, Folder 16

Bolinas Library Poetry Readings ca. 1984-1988

Box 36, Folder 17

Taos Poetry Circus 1985-1994

Box 36, Folder 18

Eco-Poetry Round Up: Benefit Reading to Save the Blue Coral Reef of Shiraho, Okinawa June 3, 1988

Box 37, Folder 1

Friends of the KU Poetry Collection, First Annual Reading Series March 29, 1989

Box 37, Folder 2

Festival of Literary Arts, Bolinas, CA April 1 - May 31, 1989

Box 37, Folder 3

Sacramento Poetry Center Writers' Conference October 15-16, 1993

Box 37, Folder 4

The Beat Generation: Legacy & Celebration May 17-22, 1994

Box 37, Folder 5

The Recovery of the Public World: A Conference & Festival in Honour of Robin Blaser... June 1-4, 1995

Box 37, Folder 6

Fast Speaking Women: A Celebration of the Women of the Beat Generation November 6-7, 1997

Box 37, Folder 7

Northwest Spokenword LAB March 6, 1998

Box 37, Folder 8

European Reading Tour 1998

Box 37, Folder 9

Beat & the Spiritual Quest, Walker Art Center October 24, 1999

Box 37, Folder 10

SUNY Buffalo & Queens College 1999

Box 37, Folder 11

Various readings 2000-2007

Box 37, Folder 12-13

Reading tour in Italy 2001

Box 37, Folder 14

Bumbershoot Literary Arts Program August 2002

Box 37, Folder 15

Place as Purpose: Poetry from the Western States October 10-12, 2002

Box 37, Folder 16

Miami Book Fair International November 2002

Box 37, Folder 17

8th Annual Books by the Bay July 19, 2003

Box 37, Folder 18

Transatlantic Howl: A Tribute to Allen Ginsberg October 14, 2004

Box 37, Folder 19

Sixth Annual Allen Ginsberg Memorial Open Mic Poetry Marathon April 3-4, 2004

Box 37, Folder 20

Is Poetry Enough? Poetry in a Time of Crisis - Panel discussion April 17, 2004

Box 37, Folder 21

The Heart is a Quarter Pounder: A Tribute to Jeffrey Miller July 29, 2005

Box 37, Folder 22

Willits, California August 19, 2005

Box 38, Folder 1

A Poet in Buffalo: A Community Celebration of the Life & Work of Robert Creeley... May 20-21, 2006

Box 38, Folder 2

Robert Creeley: A Symposium on His Poetry & His Place in American Letters November 5, 2005

Box 38, Folder 3

Henry Miller Library, Big Sur September 8-10, 2006

Box 38, Folder 4

University of California, Berkeley Lunch Poems Reading Series April 5, 2007

Box 38, Folder 5

Reading at the Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, NM May 10, 2007

Box 38, Folder 6

California State University, San Marcos November 15, 2007

Box 38, Folder 7, Oversize MC-011-05

Various readings undated

 

Teaching

Box 38, Folder 8

Poets in Residence Program, New York 1967

Box 38, Folder 9

Indian Stories ca. 1980-1982

Box 38, Folder 10

Compassion for Place, Naropa 1981

Box 38, Folder 11

Poetics Workshop, New College Fall 1990

Box 38, Folder 12

Independent studies instructor, New College October-December 1997

Box 38, Folder 13

Journal class, Mesa House May 2001

Box 38, Folder 14

The Journal as Home: Keeping the World in a Notebook, Zen Mountain Monastery 2003

Box 38, Folder 15

Historical writing workshop, Boulder, CO undated

 

Miscellaneous Projects

Box 38, Folder 16

Wild Dog, co-edited by Kyger 1965

 

The National Center for Experiments in Television

Box 38, Folder 17-18

Notes & writing 1967-1968

Box 39, Folder 1

Flip Poem Garden, KQED 1967

Box 39, Folder 2

Articles & ephemera 1968-2000

Box 39, Folder 3

Pacific Film Archive - Correspondence & notes 2000

Box 39, Folder 4

Correspondence with Jane Falk - Includes Falk's paper 2005-2006

Box 39, Folder 5

"California Video" exhibit at the Getty 2007-2008

Box 39, Folder 6

Miscellaneous materials

Box 39, Folder 7

Bolinas Hearsay News 1975-2004

Box 39, Folder 8

Turkey Buzzard Review ca. 1978-1979

Box 39, Folder 9

Stories from the Land project, Bolinas Museum 1990

Box 39, Folder 10

Poetry group, Bolinas 1998

Box 39, Folder 11

Poetry and its Arts: Bay Area Interactions, 1954-2004 - Exhibit at the California Historical Society December 11 - April 16, 2005

Box 39, Folder 12

Recent Visitors: Poets and Publishing on the Bolinas Scene in the Seventies - Exhibit at the Book Club of California January 30 - March 30, 2006

 

SUBJECT FILES

Box 39, Folder 13

Adam, Helen 1967

Box 39, Folder 14

Beat Generation 1960-2002

Box 39, Folder 15

Berrigan, Ted - Includes writing with & about Berrigan 1982-1983

Box 39, Folder 16

Black Sparrow Press ca. 1968-1977

Box 39, Folder 17

Bolinas, California ca. 1969-1976

Box 39, Folder 18

Boyce, Jack 1963-1966

Box 46

Burroughs, William "Billy," Jr. - Notes & beret ca. 1977

Box 40, Folder 1

Creeley, Robert - Includes memorial poems & obituary 2005

Box 40, Folder 2

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence 1996-1999

 

Ginsberg, Allen

Box 40, Folder 3

Clippings & ephemera

Box 40, Folder 4

Memorial tributes 1997-1998

 

Snyder, Gary

Box 40, Folder 7

Clippings ca. 1959-2007

Box 40, Folder 8, Oversize FB-515-07

Ephemera 1962-1985

Box 40, Folder 5

Naropa Institute 1975-1988

Box 40, Folder 6

Smith, Harry 1991-2002

Box 40, Folder 9

Weird stories

 

Whalen, Philip

Box 40, Folder 10

Writings by Whalen

Box 40, Folder 11

"Ten Titanic Etudes" - Includes Kyger's introduction

Box 40, Folder 12

The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen (2007) - Includes Kyger's endorsement & reader report

Box 40, Folder 13

Writings of others, about Whalen

Box 40, Folder 14

Ephemera ca. 1965-2007

Box 40, Folder 15, Oversize FB-515-08

Posthumous material - Includes correspondence regarding Whalen's health, obituaries & memorial poems 2000-2003

Box 40, Folder 16

Notes for memorial piece in Poetry Project Newsletter 2002

 

Miscellaneous ephemera

Box 40, Folder 17

ca. 1958-1959

Box 40, Folder 18

Ephemera collected in Japan ca. 1960-1963

Box 41, Folder 1

1960-1969

Box 41, Folder 2

1970-1979

Box 41, Folder 3

1980-2005

Box 41, Folder 4, Oversize FB-515-08, MC-011-06

Undated

 

IMAGES & RECORDINGS

 

Artwork

Box 41, Folder 5, Oversize MC-011-08

Berkson, Bill - Includes a graphite portrait of Joanne Kyger undated

Box 41, Folder 6

Field, Tom 1977

Box 41, Folder 7, Oversize FB-515-09

Frost, Nemi 1958

Box 41, Folder 8

Hastings, Lee Adair 1958

Box 41, Folder 9

McNeill, William undated

Box 41, Folder 10, Oversize MC-011-09

Okamura, Arthur undated

Box 41, Folder 11

Whalen, Philip 1964-1965

Box 41, Folder 12, Oversize FB-515-10-11

Sketchbook collaborations undated

Box 41, Folder 13

Dinner table collaborations undated

Box 41, Folder 14

Rabbits & tigers, by Arthur O., Don, Jack, etc. 1984-1987

Box 45

New Year's Eve collaboration at Robert Grenier's 1993

General note

Oversize rolled banner
Box 41, Folder 15

Miscellaneous collaborations undated

Box 41, Folder 16, Oversize FB-515-12-13

Miscellaneous & unidentified drawings undated

 

Photographs

Box 41, Folder 17

Joanne Kyger & Donald Guravich 2000

Box 41, Folder 18

Ginsberg, Allen 1977-1997

Box 41, Folder 19

Various poets, including Antler, Jeff Poniewaz & Gary Snyder ca. 1977-1997

Box 41, Folder 20

Kyger & friends in Bolinas & San Francisco - Slides Summer 1972

 

Audio Recordings

Box 41, Folder 21

CD - Donald Guravich & Joanne Kyger Read at the Anasazi Fields Winery 2009

 

Reel-to-Reel

Box 42, Folder 1

Berkeley Poetry Conference. Ron Loewinsohn, Joanne Kyger, Lew Welch July 24, 1966

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 42, Folder 2

Joanne [Kyger], "kitchen, dialogue, ramblings" Fall 1967

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 42, Folder 3

Practice reading, 6/29; Koller & Cassandra, evening October 1968

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 42, Folder 4

Jack Spicer reading, [Ebbe reading ?] 1969

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 42, Folder 5

Lewis [?] May 1970

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 42, Folder 6

Joanne Kyger December 21, 1971

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 42, Folder 7

Robert Creeley, Joanne Kyger, Ed Dorn. San Francisco August 31, 1973

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 42, Folder 8

Joanne's experimental Boukla [?] July

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
Box 42, Folder 9

John Wieners' Asylum Poems October 29

Conditions Governing Access note

Restrictions Apply
 

Cassettes

Box 43, Folder 1

Joanne, Arthur, Brody, & Tom Clark ca. 1971

Box 43, Folder 2

Anaïs Nin - The Art of Creative Writing. Kentfield 1974

Box 43, Folder 3

Jim Gustafson, Bolinas, July 8, 1975. Jim Gustafson & Robert Creeley July 22, 1975

Box 43, Folder 4

Bobbie Louise Hawkins September 15, 1975

Box 43, Folder 5

Jim Carroll, Lewis MacAdams, Duncan McNaughton October 11, 1975

Box 43, Folder 6

Wolfe, Carroll, Fox, Hawkins... Group reading, Bolinas December 9, 1975

Box 43, Folder 7

Robert Duncan, Naropa 1978

Box 43, Folder 8

Poltroon Press Benefit, S.F. Art Institute July 10, 1982

Box 43, Folder 9

Kyger/Bromige/Grenier - "Projectivist Sources," Intersection September 19, 1983

Box 43, Folder 10

Joanne Kyger reading at Simon Fraser University February 26, 1985

Box 43, Folder 11

Joanne Kyger, Bolinas Library May 16, 1985

Box 43, Folder 12

Championship Poetry Bout, Taos, New Mexico 1985

Box 43, Folder 13

Reading of No Difference Here. Book party 1986

Box 43, Folder 14-15

Eco-Poetry Round Up [2 cassettes] June 3, 1988

Box 43, Folder 16

Ed Sanders, Gary Snyder, Nanao Sakaki, Naropa Institute July 9, 1990

Box 43, Folder 17

Collom, Kyger, MacAdams. Reading, Naropa Institute July 3, 1990

Box 43, Folder 18

Steve Taylor, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Peter Rowan, Jerome Rothenberg, Anne Waldman. Reading, Naropa Institute July 27, 1990

Box 43, Folder 19

Angela Coon, Kimi Sugioka, Marilyn T. Collaboration, Cedar Alley March 19, 1991

Box 43, Folder 20

Kyger, Collom, Mac Low. Reading July 6, 1991

Box 43, Folder 21

Kyger, Guravich, Salazar, Hernandez Cruz. Naropa Summer Reading Series 1992

Box 44, Folder 1

Joanne Kyger & Bobbie Louise Hawkins January 1992

Box 44, Folder 2

Bill Berkson, Duncan McNaughton. Bolinas Poetry Project May 23, 1992

Box 44, Folder 3

Kyger, Guravich, Cruz, Salara. Reading July 21, 1992

Box 44, Folder 4

Lewis MacAdams, Bolinas December 9, 1993

Box 44, Folder 5

Ken Irby, Berkeley, CA August 1, 1999

Box 44, Folder 6

Sidney Goldfarb & Philip Whalen. Reading August 2, 1999

Box 44, Folder 7

Ed Dorn: Radio Homage 2000

Box 44, Folder 8

Joanne Kyger April 4, 2001

Box 44, Folder 9

Joanne Kyger & Janine Pommy Vega April 10, 2002

Box 44, Folder 10

Robert Creeley & Larry Kearney undated

Box 44, Folder 11

David Bromige undated

Box 44, Folder 12

Larry Fagin undated

Box 44, Folder 13

Joanne Kyger & John Daly

Box 44, Folder 14

Joanne Kyger/Poetics undated

Box 44, Folder 15

Duncan McNaughton undated