Inventory to the Edwin J. Blair Papers

UCSC OAC Unit
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Inventory to the Edwin J. Blair Papers

Collection number: MS 174

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
M. Carey, UCSC OAC Unit
Date Completed:
October 2008
Encoded by:
M. Carey, UCSC OAC Unit
© 2008 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edwin J. Blair papers
Dates: 1964-1985
Collection number: MS 174
Creator: Blair, Edwin J.
Collection Size: 4 folders
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This small collection contains a few pieces of outgoing correspondence and incoming correspondence from Kenneth & Miriam Patchen to Edwin Blair. Included are five "painted letters" with envelopes as well as miscellaneous printed pieces advertising Patchen's Painted Poems.
Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: 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

Edwin J. Blair papers. MS 174. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Purchase

Scope and Content of Collection

This small collection contains outgoing correspondence and incoming correspondence from Kenneth & Miriam Patchen to Edwin Blair. Included are five "painted letters" with envelopes as well as miscellaneous printed pieces advertising Patchen's Painted Poems.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Blair, Edwin J.--Archives
Correspondence

Related Material

Collections in the Kenneth Patchen Archive

Container List

box-folder 1:1

Outgoing Correspondence

box-folder 1:1

Description of the 1965 art show in New Orleans March 1, 1985

Scope and Content Note

To Buton Weiss from Edwin Blair - TLS (2 pgs)
box-folder 1:1

Cancelled check to Kenneth Patchen (Patchen's endorsement on back) from Edwin Blair February 22, 1964

box-folder 1:1

"Price paintings at $75.00 each" June 15, 1965

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To Mr. & Mrs. Jon Webb from Kenneth + Miriam - telegram
box-folder 1:1

"Paintings by Kenneth Patchen" on Show March-April 1965 at the City Lights Gallery" March 4, 1965

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To Mr. & Mrs. Jon Webb from City Lights Gallery - Annoucement
box-folder 1:2

Incoming Correspondence

box-folder 1:2

Announcement for "Patchen's Funny Fables" record October 23, 1973

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To Edwin Blair from Patchens - printed postcard
box-folder 1:2

"Dear Mr. Blair, Thank you for your good words ..." February 5, 1972

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To Edwin Blair from Miriam Patchen - ALS w/envelope
box-folder 1:2

"Seasons Greetings Kenneth & Miriam Patchen Dec 25, 1968" December 25, 1968

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To Mr. & Mrs. Ed Blair from Kenneth & Miriam - Christmas card w/ACS & envelope
box-folder 1:2

"Dear Ed Blair,

There's something which always manages to interfere with our correspondence ..."
March 11, 1967

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To Ed Blair from Miriam Patchen - ALS, 2pgs w/envelope
box-folder 1:2

"1967 Before the Bells of this New Year Ring" December 28, 1966

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To Mr. & Mrs. Ed Blair from Miriam Patchen - Christmas broadside w/envelope
box-folder 1:2

"See what I mean:? Haven't remotest idea whether let you know of arrival of check, etc. ..." August 23, 1965

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To The Ed Blairs from Miriam - ACS postcard
box-folder 1:2

"The 2nd package of the paintings just came ..." August 6, 1965

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To Ed Blair from Miriam - ACS postcard
box-folder 1:2

"The First Package (Railway express) arrived ..." July 29, 1965

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To Edwin Blair from Miriam - ACS postcard
box-folder 1:2

"Thanks - yes, of course thru the 15th will be fine ..." July 2, 1965

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To Ed Blair from Miriam - ACS postcard
box-folder 1:2

"My goodness - such largesse! Those posters! I've sent some to bookstore in New York ..." June 9, 1965

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To E. J. Blair from Miriam - ACS postcard
box-folder 1:2

"Just thought: Could you have some friend take a complete set of transparencies of all the paintings in show ..." May 28, 1965

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To E. J. Blair from Miriam - ACS postcard
box-folder 1:2

"1st half being sent either this afternoon (mon) or tomorrow morning ..." May 24, 1965

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To E. J. Blair from Miriam - ACS postcard
box-folder 1:2

"Poster a beautiful job - color very, very good - As always and ever THANKS! M + K.P." May 21, 1965

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To Edwin Blair from M & K.P. - ACS postcard
box-folder 1:2

"Late last night we learned that City Lights Gallery ..." May 9, 1965

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To Mr. Blair from Miriam - ALS, 2 pgs
box-folder 1:2

"Poster being mailed today (Monday) or tomorrow at latest ..." May 3, 1965

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To E. J. Blair from Miriam Patchen - ACS postcard
box-folder 1:2

"Sincere Best Wishes - December 1967 - Kenneth & Miriam Patchen" December 1967

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To Mr. & Mrs. Ed Blair from Kenneth + Miriam - Christmas broadside poem, ALS note w/envelope
box-folder 1:2

"It seems so long ago, but your almost presence is here since then. Things here don't change - But both do. Hope the Best, Most for you, Sincerely, Kenneth + Miriam" undated

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To [Blairs] from Kenneth & Miriam - Christmas card w/note
box-folder 1:3

"Dear Ed Blair, It seems that years have passed. Have They? Are you two still in a place famous for its jazz, drinks, food and revolting tourists?" March 8, 1966

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To Ed Blair from Kenneth & Miriam Patchen - Painted letter, TLS, 2 pgs w/painted envelope
box-folder 1:3

"Dear Blairs,

It's very hard to say anything adequate. There's isn't anything which could possibly cover even only the socially acceptable civilized thanks all your activities would automatically receive, much less a proper statement of what your goodness (and insanity!) mean ..."
July 23, 1965

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To The Edwin Blairs from Miriam + K.P. - Painted, decorated letter, TLS (1 pg) w/painted envelope
box-folder 1:3

"Dear Mr. Blair,

Kenneth is in the Hospital, but he'll be out in a couple of days - Then he'll get the poster ready. Do you have a size-preferred? "
April, 7, 1965

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To Mr. E. J. Blair from Miriam - Painted ALS one sheet letter/envelope.
box-folder 1:3

"Dear Mr. Blair,

Jonathan Williams was just by. He's thinking of trying to publish the book of color Picture Poems."
March 4, 1965

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To Edwin James Blair from Miriam Patchen - Painted decorated one sheet ALS letter/envelope.
box-folder 1:3

"Dear Mr. Blair,

Naturally the well-behaved socially proper words of thanks are less than of even minor value in this situation ..."
February 27, 1965

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To Mr. Edwin J. Blair from Miriam & Kenneth - Painted decorated ALS one sheet letter/envelope.
box-folder 1:4

Miscellaneous printed materials

box-folder 1:4

Painted Poems cards undated

Scope and Content Note

1 - "Now When I get Back "
1 - "Unless you clock in at 5 o'clock"
1 - "Man is not a town where things live"
1 - "There isn't much more to tell"
1 - [drawings - 2 pages/ 4 drawings]
box-folder 1:4

2 prospectuses for "When we were here together", "Hurrah for Anything", "Poemscapes" [1958-1959]

box-folder 1:4

Kenneth Patchen List from Gotham Book Mart, New York City, annotated & corrected undated