Finding Aid for the Aram Saroyan Papers, 1965-1989

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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the Aram Saroyan Papers, 1965-1989

Collection number: 991

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Aram Saroyan Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1965-1989
Collection number: 991
Creator: Saroyan, Aram
Extent: 55 boxes (27.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Aram Saroyan (1943- ) was a author, publisher, and editor of Lines poetry magazine (1964-65). He also contributed poetry and prose to the New York Times Book Review, Nation, and Poetry. The collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts sent to Aram Saroyan while he was the editor of Lines as well as books written or published by Saroyan, periodicals and anthologies containing his work, and presentation copies of books given him.
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

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Restrictions on Access

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

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

  • Gift of Aram Saroyan, 1971-72.
  • Aram Saroyan, purchase.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Aram Saroyan Papers (Collection 991). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Aram Saroyan was born on September 25, 1943; he attended the University of Chicago, New York University, and Columbia University; became a writer, publisher, and editor of Lines poetry magazine, 1964-65; contributed poetry and prose to the New York Times Book Review, Nation, and Poetry; published works include Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch and The Beat Generation (1979), Last Rites: The Death of William Saroyan (1982), Trio: Oona Chaplin, Carol Matthau, Gloria Vanderbilt: Portrait of an Intimate Friendship (1985), and The Romantic (1988).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts sent to Aram Saroyan during the time he was editor of the poetry magazine, Lines. Also contains books written or published by Saroyan, periodicals and anthologies containing his work, and presentation copies of books given him. Also includes other correspondence, a television script for the program St. Elsewhere, and manuscripts for his The Romantic, Trio, poems, and book reviews for the Los Angeles Times.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Saroyan, Aram Archives.
Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources.
Periodical editors--United States--Archival resources.
Manuscripts for publication.

Items Removed from Collection

  • The little magazine and contemporary literature. A symposium held at the Library of Congress 2 and 3 April 1965. Published for the Reference Department, Library of Congress, by the Modern Language Association of America, 1966. This contains some of the remarks of Aram Saroyan. Moved to the Collection of Miscellaneous Records, ca.1940-1971 (Collection 249, Box 11). Request at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
  • The dial-a-poem poets. New York: Giorno Poetry Systems Records.
    Date: [c. 1972].
    2 albums (4s.) 12 in. 33 1/3 rpm. Aram Saroyan reading Not a cricket, (recorded GPS, New York.
    Date: February 1969
    ). Moved to the Collection of Miscellaneous Records, ca.1940-1971 (Collection 249, Box 11). Request at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
  • The Street: an Autobiographical Novel / by Aram Saroyan. Lenox, Massachusetts: The Bookstore Press, 1974. Request at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

 

Correspondence

 

General

Box 1

A - D.

Box 2

E - J.

Box 3

K - O.

Box 9

P - Z and unidentified.

 

Individual

Box 12

Acconci - Clark.

Physical Description: 77 letters.
Box 19

Coolidge - Malanga.

Box 20

Matthau - Poetry; a.

Box 21

Random House - Zukofsky.

Box 22

Saroyan, William.

 

Manuscripts

 

Manuscripts By the Following Authors

Box 4

Acconci, Vito Hannibal.

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 4

Anderson, Jack.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Bayes, Ron.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Berrigan, Ted.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 4

Brainard, Joe.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 4

Brodey, Jim.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 4

Brovar, Bob.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Burroughs, William.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Caldwell, Jenni.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 4

Ceravolo, Joseph.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 4

Clark, Tom.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 4

Coolidge, Clark.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 4

Creeley, Robert.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 4

Dawson, Fielding.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Fowler, Al.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Gallup, Dick.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Greene, Jonathan.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 4

Greenwald, Ted.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 4

Grenier, Robert.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 4

Houédard, Dom Sylvester.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Kolmar, Richard.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Lax, Robert.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Levy, D.A.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Mayer, Bernadette.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Morgan, Edwin.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 4

Nasper, Louie.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Nichol, bp.

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 4

Niedecker, Lorine.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Olson, Charles.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Perreault, John.

Physical Description: 18 items.
Box 4

Pinelli, Joseph.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 4

Pollet, Sylvester.

Physical Description: 9 items.
Box 4

Raworth, Tom.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

San Juan, E.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Sandberg, David.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Saroyan, Aram.

Physical Description: 20 items.
Box 4

Saxon, Dan.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Silverton, Mike.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 4

Stein, Charles.

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 4

Veitch, Tom.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4

Viscusi, Robert.

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 4

Unidentified.

Physical Description: 12 items.
 

Manuscripts and Other Material Used in the Publication of Lines 1-4

Box 5

Lines 1.

Scope and Content Note

Original manuscript, spare covers.
Box 5

Lines 2.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts, and original ink and wash drawing for cover.
Box 5

Lines 3.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts excluding Veitch's Naked Express.
Box 5

Lines 4.

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts and original cover and back cover.
Box 4

Ephemera. Winter 1965.

Physical Description: 23 items.

Scope and Content Note

re Lines House.
Box 4

Slides of art work, presumably exhibitions at Lines House.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 5

Saroyan, Aram, 1943- . Top. n.p. ca. 1965.

Physical Description: 5 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

Original stencils.
Box 5

--- Diary. June 1961.

Physical Description: 5 leaves. Typescript copy.

Scope and Content Note

With this is the original manuscript.
Box 5

Art Directors Club Certificate of Merit to Aram Saroyan. Presented April 1, 1958.

Physical Description: 1 leaf.

Scope and Content Note

Also program for You can't take it with you. Trinity School. April, 1960. Aram Saroyan acted the role of Donald.
Box 5

Saroyan, Aram, 1943- . Book reports. n.p. 1954-1955.

Physical Description: 9 leaves. Holograph and typescript.

Scope and Content Note

These were assignments for school.
Box 5

Lines 3.5 Newspaper Issue.

Physical Description: 1 leaf.

Scope and Content Note

A limited edition of 100 numbered copies. This is no.45. 50¢
Part of a page of the New York Post, Wednesday. January 27, 1965.
Box 5

Saroyan, Aram, 1943- . Bibliography. n.p. 1969.

Physical Description: 7 leaves. Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

This is a listing of Saroyan's appearances in print.
Box 5

--- Songs & buttons. Stockholm. September 6, 1966.

Physical Description: 45 leaves. Holograph. Written in a spiral-bound notebook.
Box 5

--- My trip abroad. v.p. May 23-July 6, 1957.

Physical Description: Holograph. Written in a leather-bound notebook designed to be a travel journal.
Box 5

--- Aram Saroyan. [New York?] Lines. 1967.

Physical Description: 26 leaves.

Scope and Content Note

illustrated edition for Aram. Tom Clark. June 3, '67. Cambridge.
This copy has original ink drawings by Tom Clark on all leaves.
Box 5

Extra covers for Lapstrake, by Ted Greenwald.

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 5

Saroyan, Aram, 1943- . Collected readable works to date: miscellaneous, Sled Hill Voices, Third Floor Voices, Works, Aram Saroyan, Pages, Excerpts from Gertrude Stein. Cambridge, Massachusetts. April 29, 1967.

Physical Description: 1 reel (5 in.) Tape recording.
 

[Articles About Aram Saroyan]

Box 48

The California Courier. January 12, 1989, vol.31 no.26, 27.

Physical Description: p.1.

Scope and Content Note

Writer Aram Saroyan to Discuss his Armenian American Identity.
Box 48

News-Chronicle. March 6, 1989. Lifestyle Section. Author Finds Conejo to be the Write Place.

Scope and Content Note

Article about Aram Saroyan and his novel The Romantic.
 

Books By or Published By Aram Saroyan

Box 6

Saroyan, Aram. Coffee coffee. New York: 0 to 9 Books. c. 1967.

Box 6

Saroyan, Aram. Aram Saroyan. New York: Random House, [1968].

Box 6

Coolidge, Clark. Flag flutter & U.S. electric. [New York?] Lines. 1966.

Box 6

Perreault, John. Camouflage. [New York?] Lines. 1966.

Box 7

General Stamp Album. Venice, California, Dansco. c. 1956.

Scope and Content Note

This contains Aram Saroyan's stamp collection, made when he was a boy.
Box 7

29 empty match folders and 3 buttons, all printed with poems by Saroyan.

Physical Description: 32 items.
 

Periodicals Containing Works By Aram Saroyan

Box 6

Analysis, vol.3 no.3: Franz Kline.

Physical Description: p.18.
Box 6

Analysis, vol.4 no.1: Venice. August 1, 1957.

Physical Description: p.5.
Box 6

Analysis, vol.5 no.1.

Physical Description: p.11.

Scope and Content Note

Small poem.
Cover by Saroyan and David Porter.
Box 6

Analysis, vol.5 no.2: A visit with Oscar Williams, by Saroyan and F.D. Hill, and This morning.

Physical Description: pp.5-6.
Box 6

Artesian, vol.4 no.2 (Spring 1959): Sketches.

Physical Description: p.17.

Note

(Saroyan's photograph with his father and sister is on the front cover)
Box 6

Before your very eyes! an occasional magazine. (c. 1967): [Poem].

Physical Description: 2nd leaf.
Box 6

Drainage no.1 (c1967): [4 poems].

Physical Description: 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th leaves.
Box 6

Drainage no.2 (May 1967): Third floor voices.

Physical Description: 4th-7th leaves.
Box 6

Granta, vol.71 no.12456 (n.d.): The sentence.

Physical Description: p.20.
Box 6

Joglars no.1 (1966): Tired poem, 4th leaf; 4 poems from Sled Hill Voices, 4th leaf (verso) - 5th leaf; Poem recognizing someone in the street, 22nd leaf; [3 more poems on following pages].

Box 6

Nation, vol.198 no.13 (March 30, 1963): Poem.

Physical Description: p.275.
Box 6

Nation, vol.202 no.9 (February 28, 1966): The sentence.

Physical Description: p.250.
Box 6

Patterns, vol.1 no.1 (Winter 1967): Poems.

Physical Description: p.18.
Box 6

Quest (Spring 1961): In Klee.

Physical Description: p.13.
Box 6

0 to 9 no.2 (August 1967): Poems.

Physical Description: pp.58-61.
Box 6

0 to 9 no.3 (January 1968): Poems.

Physical Description: pp.12, 22, 25, 32, 46, 54, 64, 67.
Box 6

Lines, no.1-6 (September 1964-November 1965).

Physical Description: Also a copy of no.1-5 bound in blue cloth.

Scope and Content Note

Edited by Saroyan; the six issues contain poems by him.
Box 6

Poetry, vol.104 no.1 (April 1964): [Book review of Robert Creeley's The Island].

Physical Description: pp.45-47.
Box 6

Poetry, vol.108 no.6 (September 1966): From Sled Hill Voices.

Physical Description: pp.380-381.
Box 6

Poetry, vol.110 no.6 (September 1967): Nine poems.

Physical Description: pp.374-378.
Box 6

Poetry, vol.112 no.3 (June 1968): Poem.

Physical Description: pp.162-163.
Box 14

Rolling Stone. San Francisco, California. no.159 (1974) [poem].

Physical Description: [p.59].
Box 16

Ararat no.52 (vol.13 no.4 - Autumn 1972): For Tom Clark [poem].

Physical Description: p.10.
Box 16

Ararat no.54 (vol.14 no.3 - Summer 1973). Homage to Archie Minasian [review].

Physical Description: pp.2-3.
Box 16

Beaulines no.2 (February 1973): My friends [poem].

Physical Description: [p.7].
Box 16

Beaulines no.5 (July/August 1973): [story].

Physical Description: p.9.
Box 16

Beaulines no.6 (September/October 1973): Quotations from Dr. Oyle [article].

Physical Description: pp.4-5.
Box 17

Big Sky, no.5 (c. 1973): 3 poems.

Physical Description: [pp.35-37].
Box 17

Big Sky, no.6 (c. 1973): Marilyn Monroe [poem].

Physical Description: [p.80]
Box 17

The Bolinas magazine, no.1 (March 1973): Madness [poem].

Box 17

The Bolinas magazine, no.2 [1973]: poem and fiction.

Box 17

Buffalo Stamps, no.6 (c. 1973): poems.

Physical Description: pp.8-13.
Box 17

Contact no.7 [ca. 1973]: poems.

Physical Description: pp.43-44.
Box 17

Lip no.1 / Telegraph books special issue, edited by Victor Bockris (c. 1972): poems.

Physical Description: pp.42-51.
Box 17

The Milk Quarterly no.4 (March 1973): This is a little story (with Lewis Warsh).

Physical Description: p.42.
Box 17

The Milk Quarterly, no.6 (December 1973): One Night [poem].

Physical Description: p.28.
Box 17

The Nation, vol.217 no.19 (December 3, 1973): Quick poem.

Physical Description: p.606.
Box 17

Poetry review, vol.64, no.3 (Autumn 1973): My grandmother, [poem], and Full moon ode [poem].

Physical Description: pp.254-256
Box 17

Strange Faeces 10 [ ca. 1972]: various articles.

Box 17

The 10 [1972]: poems.

Physical Description: [p.15].
Box 17

The World no.26 (Winter 1973): 5 poems with Bill Berkson.

Box 17

The World no.28 (May 1973): poems from The Bolinas Book.

Physical Description: pp.33-38.
Box 23

Ararat. New York. vol.15 no.2 (Spring 1974): Thirteen [Poem].

Box 23

The Bolinas hearsay news. Bolinas. ca. July 26, 1974 Poem.

Box 23

The Bolinas hearsay news. Bolinas. ca. (August 12, 1974) Poem.

Box 23

The Bolinas hearsay news. Bolinas. ca. (September 6, 1974) Poem: Friendship.

Box 23

The Bolinas hearsay news. Bolinas. ca. (October 15, 1974) News item.

Box 23

Chicago. Essex, England. no.2 (February 1974) Poem: Cream's story.

Box 23

The ear in a wheatfield. Victoria, Australia. (May 1974) Poem.

Box 23

The east-west journal. vol.4 no.8 (September 1974) Letter.

Box 23

The end over end. Monte Rio, California. no.8 (Spring/Summer 1974) Poems.

Box 23

L magazine. Berkeley, California. vol.2 no.1/2. Poem: Mr. Stumola.

Box 23

Nation. New York. vol.219 no.2 (July 20, 1974) Poem: The night.

Box 23

New Journal. Cambridge, Massachusetts. (November 1974) Poem: Lines from my autobiography.

Box 23

New York Times. New York. (November 23, 1974) Article: Unhorsed as a space cowboy. Clipped.

Box 23

Occident. Berkeley, California. vol.8 (Spring 1974) Poem: Timing.

Box 23

Out there. Chicago. no.6. Poems: Erasers: Sawing the wood; Poem.

Box 23

Paris review. New York. no.59 (Fall 1974) Poems: Madness: I'm the Mississippi.

Box 23

Poetry. Chicago. vol.124 no.6 (September 1974) Poems: Life is no arrival: Life is a dream.

Box 23

The poetry project newsletter. New York. no.15 (May 1974) Open letter.

Box 23

Rolling stone. San Francisco. no.159 (April 25, 1974) Poem: Lines for my autobiography.

Box 23

Sotto voice. Beeston, Nottingham. no.1 [1974] Excerpts from The Street.

Box 23

Sotto voice. Beeston, Nottingham. no.3 [1974] Poem: Sawing the wood.

Box 32

1. Archive Newsletter.

Physical Description: pp.35-39.

Scope and Content Note

Published by the Special Collections Library of the University of California at San Diego.
A review of Talking Poetry: Conversations in the Workshop with Contemporary Poets, edited by Lee Bartlett.

Note

Missing.
Box 32

Ararat. vol.29 no.3. Summer 1988. The Driver: Reflections on Jack Kerouac.

Physical Description: pp.26-27.
Box 7

Angel Hair no.3 (Summer 1967): [Poems].

Physical Description: 10th leaf and verso of 10th leaf.
Box 7

Art and Literature no.12 (Spring 1967): 4 Poems from Works.

Physical Description: pp.155-157.
Box 7

Kulchur, vol.5 no.19 (Autumn 1965): [Book review of Telegrams from my Windmill, by Ian Hamilton Finlay].

Physical Description: p.101.
Box 7

Seventeen (January 1958): Lens on Europe.

Physical Description: pp.70-71.
Box 8

Artes Hispanicas, vol.1 no.3 & 4 (Winter / Spring 1968): [Poems].

Physical Description: pp.236-238.
Box 8

Chicago Review, vol.19 no.4 (September 1967): [Poems].

Physical Description: pp.22-27.
Box 8

Elephant no.1 (Summer 1965): [Poems].

Physical Description: 27th-29th leaves.
Box 8

ICA Bulletin no.161 (August & September 1966), Four poems.

Physical Description: p.31.
Box 8

Paris Review, vol.9 no.35 (Fall 1965): Poem.

Physical Description: p.126.
Box 8

Paris Review, vol.10 no.40 (Winter-Spring 1967): from Works.

Physical Description: p.165.
Box 8

Paris Review, vol.11 no.43 (Summer 1968): French poets.

Physical Description: p.56; Introduction, and p.57.
Box 8

Wivenhoe Park Review no.1 (Winter 1965): Prose.

Physical Description: pp.80-83.
Box 10

Clothesline no.2. 1970. Poem.

Physical Description: 3rd-6th leaf.
Box 10

Adventures in poetry no.7 (February 1971): Poem.

Physical Description: 3rd-18th leaf.
Box 10

Search for tomorrow. Iowa City. no.3 (1971). [Poems].

Box 10

This. Iowa City. no.2. c. 1971. [Poems].

Box 10

Gum. Iowa City. no.6. September 1971. [Poems].

Box 10

Hellcoal annual one. Providence, Rhode Island. no.1. c. 1971. [Poem].

Physical Description: [p.79].
Box 13

Beaulines. Bolinas, California. no.1 (1972). [poem].

Physical Description: [p.7.].
Box 13

Big Sky. Bolinas, California. no.4 (1972). [poems].

Physical Description: 2 leaves.
Box 13

Contact, The San Francisco Journal of New Writing, Arts, and Ideas. San Francisco. (1958).

Note

[Photograph by Aram Saroyan of William Saroyan]
Box 13

ERA. Philadelphia. vol.8 no.1 (Spring 1972). [extracts].

Physical Description: [pp.39-48].
Box 13

Expose: Concrete Poetry. Indiana University. (February 1970).

Scope and Content Note

[Cover poem by Aram Saroyan]
Box 13

Marijuana Review. vol.1 no.6 (January - June 1971). [poem].

Physical Description: [p.15].
Box 13

The 9. Boulder, Colorado. [poem].

Physical Description: 1 leaf.
Box 13

The Paper. Bolinas, California. no.16 (August 1972). [poem].

Physical Description: [p.45].
Box 13

The Paris Review. London. no.53. [poems].

Physical Description: [pp.28-31].
Box 13

Poetry Review. London. vol.63 no.3 (Autumn 1972). [poems].

Physical Description: [pp.262-264].
Box 13

San Francisco. San Francisco. (1972). [poems].

Box 55

Ararat. Winter 1989, no.117. Excerpt from The Romantic.

Physical Description: pp.28-31.
Box 48

The California Courier. February 9, 1989, vol.31 no.31.

Physical Description: pp.7 and 15.

Scope and Content Note

Writer Aram Saroyan Discusses his Armenian Roots and Identity. Article includes half of Aram Saroyan's talk at the Pasadena Library auditorium on January 22, 1989 sponsered by the Armenian Allied Arts Association.
Box 55

The California Courier, vol.31 no.32.

Physical Description: p.10.

Scope and Content Note

Writer Aram Saroyan Discusses his Armenian Roots and Identity. Comprised of the second half of Aram Saroyan's talk.
Box 55

Los Angeles Times Book Review. Sunday, February 26, 1989.

Physical Description: p.2.

Scope and Content Note

A Life After Death. A review of Five Seasons by A.B. Yehoshua.
Box 55

Los Angeles Times Book Review. Sunday, July 9, 1989.

Physical Description: p.3.

Scope and Content Note

Michener Tries Parable. A review of Journey by James Michener.
Box 55

Los Angeles Times Book Review. Sunday, August 13, 1989.

Physical Description: pp.3 and 5.

Scope and Content Note

Ready to Dare the Undaring. A review of Cartographies by Maya Sonenberg.
Box 55

Los Angeles Times Book Review. Sunday, September 24, 1989.

Physical Description: p.2.

Scope and Content Note

How to Doff a Suit of Armor. A review of Physical Culture by Hillary Johnson.
Box 55

Los Angeles Times. Thursday, December 7, 1989.

Physical Description: A photocopy copy of this review as it appeared in the newspaper (pp.17-18).

Scope and Content Note

Suppose We Invaded Nicaragua? A review of The Circus Master's Mission by Joel Brinkley. [In] E section.
Box 55

Los Angeles Times. Monday, December 25, 1989.

Physical Description: A photocopy copy of the review as it appears in the newspaper (p.15).

Scope and Content Note

Portrait of One Legacy of Vietnam. A review of The Deuce by Robert Olen Butler. [In] E section.
 

Books By or Published By Aram Saroyan

Box 8

Saroyan, Aram. Aram Saroyan. [New York?] Lines. 1967.

Box 8

Saroyan, Aram. Works. [New York?] Lines. 1966.

Box 8

Coolidge, Clark. Clark Coolidge. [New York?] Lines. 1967.

Box 8

Kolmar, Richard. Games. [New York?] Lines. 1966.

Box 10

Grace, Carol. The secret in the daisy. New York: Random House [c. 1955]

Note

The author is Mrs. Walter Matthau, the former Mrs. William Saroyan, Aram's mother.
 

Books - Presentation Copies to Aram Saroyan

Box 10

Clark, Tom. Green. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press. 1971.

Box 10

Grenier, Robert. Dusk road games: poems, 1960-66. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Pym-Randall Press. c. 1967.

Box 10

Hausman, Gerald. New Marlboro Stage. Lenox, Massachusetts: Bookstore Press. 1971.

Box 10

Kherdian, David. Homage to Adana. Fresno: Giligia Press. 1971.

Box 10

Minasian, Khatchik. Five Poems. Mount Horeb: Perishable Press. 1971.

Box 10

Raworth, Tom. Lion Lion. London: Trigram Press Limited. c. 1970.

Box 10

Kherdian, David. An evening with Saroyan, the ghost of Shah-Mouradian, a review of Short Drive, Sweet Chariot. Monday, May 9, 1966. Fresno: Giligia Press. 1970.

Box 13

MacAdams, Lewis. City Money. Oxford, England: Burning Waters, [1972].

Box 13

Veitch, Tom. My Father's Golden Eye. [New York]: Adventures in Poetry, [1970].

Box 13

Bockris, Victor. In America. Pennsylvania: Telegraph Books [1972].

Note

[Cover photo by Aram Saroyam]
Box 13

Buxton, John. Byron and Shelley. London: Macmillan. 1968.

Box 13

Cornish, Sam. Generations. [United States]: Beacon Press [1971].

Box 13

Kyger, Joanne. Desecheo Notebook. Berkeley, California: Arif Press. 1971.

Box 13

MacAdams, Lewis Jr. Dance - As Individual Body-Power. [New York: The Institute of Further Studies. 1972].

Box 13

Warsh, Lewis, Long Distance. London: Ferry Press. 1971.

Scope and Content Note

Collages by George Schneeman.
Box 13

Wylie, Andrew. Yellow Flowers. [United States of America]: Dot Books, [1972]

Box 13

ATOZ - '71-'72. Dedicated to Aram Saroyan. n.p. n.d.

Box 18

Berkson, Bill. Recent visitors. n.p., Angel Hair Books, [c. 1973].

Box 18

Brodey, Jim. Breathlahem. New York: Sun Spot, [ ca. 1972].

Box 18

Creeley, Robert. Contexts of poetry: interviews 1961-1971. Bolinas, California: Four Seasons Foundation. 1973.

Box 18

Creeley, Robert. The Creative. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press. March 1973.

Scope and Content Note

[Reprint from Sparrow 6]
Box 18

Creeley, Robert. His idea. n.p.: The Coach House Press, [c. 1973].

Box 18

DeVore, Darrell. Pigmy Unit. n.p.: Books Too. n.d.

Box 18

Loonin, Allen. Extension of crevice. Bolinas, California. 1971.

Box 18

Meltzer, David. French broom. Bolinas, California. 1973.

Box 18

Padgett, Ron and Tom Veitch. Antlers in the treetops. Toronto: The Coach House Press, [1973].

Box 18

Sander, Ellen. Trips. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [c. 1973].

Box 18

Waldman, Anne. Light and shadow. n.p. [c. 1972].

Box 18

Berkson, Bill. Ants. Berkeley: Arif Press. 1974.

Box 18

Berkson, Bill. 100 women. Chicago: Simon and Schuster. 1974.

Box 18

Bockris-Wylie. Ali. New York: Freeway Press. 1974.

Box 18

Hawkins, Bobbie. Fifteen poems. Berkeley: Arif Press. 1974.

Box 18

Knott, Bill. Love poems to myself. Boston: Barn Dream Press. 1974.

Box 18

Kyger, Joanne. Trucks:tracks. Bolinas: Mesa Press. 1974.

Box 18

MacClain, Martin. The Bearing. San Francisco: Cranium Press. 1967.

Box 18

MacClain, Martin. The dwelling poem. n.p.: no publisher. n.d.

Box 18

Malanga, Gerard. Light/Licht. Göttingen, Germany: Expanded media editions. 1973.

Box 18

Malanga, Gerard. 22 by Gerard Malanga. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press. 1974.

Box 18

Malanga, Gerard. Wheels of light. Dharmsala, India: White Light Foundation. 1972.

Box 18

Palmer, Michael. The Circular Gates. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press. 1974.

Box 18

Pearlstein, Darlene. Rabbits, frogs and other mischief. Chicago: Yellow Press. 1973.

Box 18

Waldman, Anne. Life notes. New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1973.

Box 18

Wolfe, Michael. How love gets around. Victoria, British Columbia: Soft Press. 1974.

Box 32

About Time. Poems by Diana Der Hovanessian.

Box 32

The Wounded Alphabet: Poems Collected & New 1953-1983, by George Hitchcock.

Box 32

Love-Songs & Graffiti. Verse by Jack Little.

Box 32

Sometime the Cow Kick Your Head: Light Verse 1988.

Scope and Content Note

An anthology edited by Robert Wallace including a poem by Jack Little, who has inscribed the book.
Box 32

Forbidden Days of Ramazan. A novel by Lucik Melikian.

Box 32

From Hunger to Caviar. A novel by Lucik Melikian.

Boxes 52-53

Ladies Above Suspicion. Poems by Michael C. Ford. Illuminati.

Physical Description: Inscribed.
Boxes 52-53

Turtle Dream by Gerald Hausman. A Mariposa Book.

Boxes 52-53

Stargazer by Gerald Hausman. Lotus Press.

Boxes 52-53

The Feminization of America by Elinor Lenz and Barbara Myerhoff. Jeremy P. Tarcher. Inscribed by Elinor Lenz.

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The State of California by Ted Pejovich. Knopf. Signed.

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In the Name of Love by Jessica Lansing (David Ritz). A Jove Book.

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Dreams by David Ritz. Berkeley.

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Blue Notes Under a Green Felt Hat by David Ritz. Donald I. Fine.

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Raising the Dead by Roger L. Simon. Villard Books.

Physical Description: Inscribed.
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Spring Thaw by S.L. Stebel. Walker and Company.

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Pangolin Magazine. Blue Shadow Press. Ventura, California.

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The Best of the Arcade Poetry Project. Ventura, California.

Box 10

--- Adam-12. Hudson, Massachusetts. October 12, 1971.

Physical Description: 22 leaves. Mimeograph.

Scope and Content Note

A collection of writing from the Poetry Workshop conducted by Aram Saroyan with Mrs. Welch's 3rd Grade Class at the Linden Street School.
 

Ephemera

Box 13

Miscellaneous ephemera sent to Aram Saroyan.

Physical Description: 1 folder.
 

Manuscripts

Box 14

Animal Crackers. Aram Saroyan and Tom Veitch. 1972.

Physical Description: 18 leaves. Typescript.
Box 14

Bolinas. Aram Saroyan and Gerard Malanga.

Physical Description: 86pp. Typescript.
Box 14

The Bolinas Book. 1972.

Physical Description: 20 leaves. Typescript.
Box 14

The Children. Photographs by Aram Saroyan, Words by Philip Whalen. Taken between 1957-58.

Physical Description: 85 leaves. Holograph.
Box 14

Evening in Bolinas. 1972.

Physical Description: 23 leaves. Typescript.
Box 14

Friends: an epistolary novel. Aram Saroyan and Tom Clark.

Physical Description: 29pp. Photocopy of typescript.
Box 14

Lines for My Autobiography and Other Poems.

Physical Description: 51pp. Typescript.
Box 14

Miscellaneous.

Physical Description: 12pp. Typescript and articles pasted onto paper.
Box 14

Rocky 9 Ace. Gerard Malanga's manuscript.

Physical Description: 18pp. Carbon of typescript.
Box 14

Friendly Persuasion. 1973.

Physical Description: 64 leaves. Holograph.
Box 14

Poetry in Motion. 1973.

Physical Description: 86 leaves. Holograph.
Box 14

The Street. 1973.

Physical Description: 120 leaves. Holograph.
Box 14

The library at night. A short story. Bolinas, California. February 20, 1974.

Physical Description: 4 leaves. Holograph (photocopy).

Scope and Content Note

Cover by Gailyn Saroyan.
Box 14

The journey: a diary. Begun in Bolinas, California. March 1974.

Physical Description: 21 leaf. Holograph (photocopy).
Box 14

Timetables. Begun in Bolinas, California. March 1974.

Physical Description: Holograph (photocopies).

Scope and Content Note

Contributions towards a new novel. Includes: The library at night, Dear Walter, Suspended animation, and Meeting Bob Dylan, American Blues, and Monday.
Box 15

Manuscripts and other materials used in the publication of Bolinas magazine, no.1 and 2, edited by Aram Saroyan and Russ Riviere. 1973.

Physical Description: Holograph and typescript.
Box 15

Day by day; poems by Aram Saroyan. 1973.

Physical Description: 56 leaves. Holograph.
Box 15

Heart; poems by Aram Saroyan. 1954-1972.

Physical Description: 71 leaves. Holograph.
Box 15

Hello, America; a novel by Aram Saroyan. 1974.

Physical Description: 60 leaves. Holograph.
Box 15

High on the mesa; a modern western. Aram Saroyan. 1974.

Physical Description: 48 leaves. Holograph.
Box 15

Lines for my autobiography and other poems.

Physical Description: 40 leaves.
Box 15

Poetry in motion, and Friendly Persuasion and Other Poems.

Physical Description: 55 leaves and 50 leaves. Holograph, typescript and photocopy of both typescript and holograph materials.

Scope and Content Note

(Partial manuscript)
[Revised manuscripts in notebook form]
Box 15

Timetables, a novel. 1974.

Physical Description: 123 leaves. Holograph.
 

Anthologies Containing Works By Aram Saroyan

Box 7

The American Literary Anthology / 1. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [c. 1968].

Box 7

An Anthology of Concrete Poetry, edited by Emmett Williams. New York: Something Else Press, Incorporated, [c. 1967].

Box 7

The Young American Poets: a Big Table Book, edited by Paul Carroll. Chicago: Follett Publishing Company [c. 1968].

Scope and Content Note

Introduction by James Dickey.
Box 7

Once Again, [edited with an introduction by] Jean-François Bory. [New York]: New Directions [c. 1968].

Scope and Content Note

Translated by Lee Hildreth.
Box 16

Allstars, edited by Tom Clark. New York: Grossman Publishers, [c. 1972].

Box 16

How porcupines make love, edited by Alan C. Purves. Lexington, Massachusetts: photocopy College Publishing, [c. 1972].

Box 16

Probes; an introduction to poetry, William K. Harlan. New York: The Macmillan Company, [c. 1973].

Box 16

Shake the kaleidoscope; a new anthology of modern poetry, edited by Milton Klonsky. New York: Pocket Books, [c. 1973].

Box 16

Konglomerati. Gulfport, Florida: Konglomerati Press, [ ca. 1973].

Note

Published and printed in three parts.
Box 24

Fathar 66. Bolinas: Duncan McNaughton. 1974.

Box 24

Fillmer, H. Thompson, et al. Patterns of language. New York: American Book Company. 1974.

Box 24

National Poetry Anthology. Clarkston, Georgia. De Kalb Literary Arts Journal, vol.7 no.2/4. n.d.

Box 24

Swanger, David. The poem as process. New York: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich. 1974.

Box 24

Laughlin, James, et al. New Directions 33: An international anthology of prose and poetry. [New York]: [New Directions Publishing Corporation] [c. 1976].

 

Miscellaneous

Box 10

--- Goodbye cards from Mrs. Welch's third grade class. December 13, 1971. Hudson, Massachusetts: Linden Elementary School.

Physical Description: 32 items.
Box 10

--- Christmas card 1971. Little is what she is. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Box 10

--- Media. Clippings from various periodicals, all by Aram Saroyan. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1971.

Physical Description: Mounted on paper. 10 leaves.
Box 10

--- Writing. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1972.

Physical Description: 60pp. Photocopy.
Box 12

--- Correspondence.

Box 10

--- Postcards. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1971.

Physical Description: 5 pieces.
Box 10

--- Highschool writing. v.p. ca. 1957.

Physical Description: 6 leaves. Typescript.
Box 10

--- Writing. n.p. 1964-1970.

Physical Description: 36 leaves. Typescript.
Box 18

Announcement of Expose: concrete poetry, a symposium held at Indiana University, February 1970, and related material.

Scope and Content Note

Utilized Aram Saroyan's work in this genre. Cover poem by Aram Saroyan.
Box 18

Hand made poster announcing Aram Saroyan reading in Bolinas, California.

Box 18

Material on proposed anthology: Semiotic Trends in Contemporary Poetry, under the direction of Mary Ellen Solt.

Note

To be published by Mouton Publishers, the Hague, the Netherlands.
Box 18

Beyond poetry. New York. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Two issues of periodical.
Box 18

Posters for Saroyan poetry readings. 1974.

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 18

Saroyan, William. Peace, it's wonderful. New York: Modern Age Books. 1939.

Box 33

Vanity Fair. January 1988. Article How Wily is Andrew Wylie? by Michael Shnayerson.

Physical Description: pp.24-29.

Scope and Content Note

Aram Saroyan is quoted in the piece.
Box 33

Ronnie Finklehof, Superstar! by Alan W. Livingston.

Scope and Content Note

A copy of the Fawcett Juniper paperback with a note signed by the author on the occasion of the Los Angeles book party for the book.
Box 33

Buck James: Lives in the Balance, a teleplay by Garner Simmons. Dated February 5, 1988.

Scope and Content Note

Final draft and two revisions of parts of the final draft.
This is a shooting script for the short-lived television series, Buck James, starring Dennis Weaver.
Box 33

A Letter from Germany, a proposal for a television mini-series, by Jeff Pollack and Hubert de la Bouillerie.

Note

NOTE: de la Bouillerie is Aram Saroyan's first cousin.
Box 33

Catalogues etc. from the American Booksellers' Convention (ABA)/Encino, California. 1988, which Aram Saroyan attended to promote The Romantic.

Physical Description: In a large manila envelope labeled same.
Box 33

The California Courier. December 8, 1988.

Scope and Content Note

On the front page is a photograph taken at the book signing for The Romantic at Dutton's Brentwood Bookstore in Los Angeles.
(Pictured: Carol Matthau, Strawberry, Aram, and Gailyn Saroyan, Walter Matthau, and Jack Lemmon).
Box 33

Los Angeles Times Book Review. December 18, 1988.

Scope and Content Note

Stuart Schoffman's Critic's Choice review of The Romantic appears on p.10.
Box 33

8 envelopes of unsorted material & 1 poster.

Box ?

Program for Senior Graduation Ceremonies at the Viewpoint School in Calabassas, California on June 9, 1989.

Scope and Content Note

Aram Saroyan gave the commencement address.
Box ?

Video tape of the graduation ceremony at Viewpoint School including Aram Saroyan's commencement address.

Box 55

Kahlil Gibran: Paintings & Drawings 1905-1930. Vrej Baghoomian. 1989.

Scope and Content Note

A hardcover copy of the catalogue for the retrospective exhibit. Aram Saroyan's essay appears on pp.4-11.
Box ?

lighght--- The Paris Review poster.

Scope and Content Note

A silkscreen poster, signed and numbered by Aram Saroyan, one of an edition of 150 executed by Ron McPherson of La Poloma editions for The Paris Review during the summer of 1989.
 

Correspondence, Individual

Box 19

Correspondence, Individual: Coolidge - Malanga.

Box 20

Matthau - Poetry: a.

Box 21

Random House - Zukofsky.

Box 22

Saroyan, William.

 

Manuscript Material By Aram Saroyan

Box 24

Confessions of a poet - singer - songwriter. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 19 leaves. Holograph.
Box 24

Confessions of a poet - singer - songwriter. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 19 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 24

Heart. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 4 p.l., 36 leaves. Holograph.
Box 24

The street: an autobiographical novel. v.p., v.d. 3 p.l., 60 leaves.

Physical Description: Holograph.

Scope and Content Note

Original manuscript of the published work.
Box 24

The street: an autobiographical novel. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 3 p.l., 127 leaves. Typescript.
Box 24

Timetables. n.p. n.d. [ ca. 1974].

Physical Description: 66 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
 

Published Material By Aram Saroyan

Box 24

The Bolinas book. South Lancaster, Massachusetts, Other Publications. 1974.

 

Aram Saroyan Literary Archives for 1988

 

Correspondence

Note

(The numbers in parenthesis refers to the no. of items from correspondent. No no. signifies a single item).
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1. Abintra, the Bookseller.

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2. Acacia Elementary School.

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3. Admiral, Virginia.

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4. Amnesty International.

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5. Arbeeny, Karen Lee.

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6. Armenian Assembly of America.

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7. The Art Letter.

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8. Aversano, Frank.

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9. Aversano, Frank & Sally.

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10. The Authors Guild, Incorporated.

Physical Description: (7 items).
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11. The Authors League Fund.

Physical Description: (2 items).
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12. Bagatourian, Biana (student).

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13. Bagdasarian, Armen.

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14. Bailey, Rosemary and Miles, Barry.

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15. Bartlett, Nancy.

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16. Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center.

Physical Description: (6 items).
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17. Blatty, Mike & Sue.

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18. Bonanno, David ( American Poetry Review).

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19. Bond, Harold.

Physical Description: (2 items).
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20. The Bread and Roses Award.

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21. Calder, Professor Daniel G. (UCLA).

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22. Calder, Daniel G. and Carothers, Caryl (Friends of English, UCLA).

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23. California Democratic State Party.

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24. Carothers, Caryl (Friends of English, UCLA).

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25. Chavez, Cesar.

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26. Christian Appalachian Project.

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27. Clarke, Wendy.

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28. Cleary, Kristen.

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29. Cockburn, Alexander.

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30. Coffee House Press.

Physical Description: (2 items).
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31. Cohen, Ronny (The Art Letter).

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32. Coleman, Wanda.

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33. Cooper, Gail.

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34. Crosscurrents (Short Fiction Symposium).

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35. Dalkey Archive.

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36. Darwent, Brian.

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37. de la Bouillerie, Hilary (cousin's wife).

Physical Description: (3 items).
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38. Dell Books.

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39. Der Yeghiayan, Garbis (American-Armenian International College).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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40. Diehl, Digby (PEN American Center West).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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41. Diehl, Digby & Kay.

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42. Disabled American Veterans.

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43. Dittrick, Lynn (MTM).

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44. Dollars & Sense.

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45. Dukakis, Michael S.

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46. Dutton's Brentwood Bookstore.

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47. Dvosin, Nora.

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48. Dworkoski, Robert J. (Viewpoint School).

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49. Espey, John.

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50. Findon, Kathy (McGraw-Hill).

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51. First Stage.

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52. Fishman, Dr. Charles (SUNY Farmingdale).

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53. Fishman, Charles & Ellen.

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54. Fontana, Tom.

Physical Description: (10 items).
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55. Fuentes, Manuel.

Physical Description: (2 items).
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56. Fusion Video.

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57. Gaines, Rosslyn (UCLA).

Physical Description: (4 items).
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58. Galbraith, John Kenneth.

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59. Gay Mens Health Crisis.

Physical Description: (4 items).
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60. Gere, Richard (Tibet House).

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61. Ginsberg, Meryl (UCLA--The Writers' Program).

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62. Glazer, Lori (McGraw-Hill).

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63. Goffin, Ellen.

Physical Description: (6 items).
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64. Goffin, Gerry.

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65. Goldberg, Barry.

Physical Description: (2 items).
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66. Gotlieb, Dr. Howard B. (Boston University Library).

Physical Description: (5 items).
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67. Granger, John (University of California, San Diego).

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68. Granta.

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69. Gregorian, Vartan.

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70. Half Hollow Hills School District.

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71. Hamalian, Leo.

Physical Description: (8 items).
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72. Hamilton, Edward R. (Bookseller).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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73. Healey, John G. (Amnesty International).

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74. Heiney, Donald (University of California, Irvine).

Physical Description: (3 items).
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75. Hovnanian Armenian School.

Physical Description: (2 items).
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76. Hudgins, Chris (2--University of Nevada, Las Vegas).

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77. Huerta, Dolores (United Farm Workers).

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78. Human Rights Watch.

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79. Huth, Geof.

Physical Description: (3 items).
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80. The Hydens (cousin & husband).

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81. In These Times.

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82. Jackson, Jesse.

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83. Jay, Barbara.

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84. Johnson, Janet (student).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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85. Sam: Johnson's Bookshop.

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86. Junker, Howard (Zyzzyva).

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87. Karoff, Jeff.

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88. Kallenberg, John K. (Fresno County Librarian).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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89. Kalinian, Paul (William Saroyan Film Project).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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90. Jan Kesner Gallery.

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91. Kohn, Ben & Barbara.

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92. Kolligian, Leo S.

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93. Kornblum, Allan (Coffee House Press).

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94. Krim, Seymour.

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95. Laven, Connie Jo (Robert Kennedy Medical Center).

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96. Lears.

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97. Leary, Timothy.

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98. Leedom-Ackerman, Joanne (PEN American Center West).

Physical Description: (3 items).
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99. Library Journal.

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100. Little, Jack W. (August -Armenian Heritage Project).

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101. Long, Carole (Armenian Assembly of America).

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102. Kerdian, David.

Physical Description: (3 items).
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103. Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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104. Loy, Lerenzy (Mickey) (The Writers' Program, UCLA).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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105. Lucas, Noirin (The Wendy Weil Agency).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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106. MacAdams, Phoebe.

Physical Description: (4 items).
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107. Malanga, Gerard.

Physical Description: (6 items).
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108. Mallon, Thomas.

Physical Description: (3 items).
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109. Manson, Joyce (UCLA Extension).

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110. Marcus, Rosheen (Maternal Grandmother).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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111. Matthau, Carol (Mother).

Physical Description: (5 items).
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112. Matthau, Charles (Half-brother).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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113. Matthau, Walter (step-father).

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114. McCarthy, Mignon (student).

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115. McClanahan, Pauli (Mother-in-law).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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116. McGovern, George.

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117. Melikian, Armen.

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118. Melikian, Lucik.

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119. Minasian, Helen.

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120. Minasian, Vahan (cousin).

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121. New Directions.

Physical Description: (4 items).
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122. Nicaragua Medical Aid.

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123. Niles, Charles (Boston University Library).

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124. Ohannessian, Griselda ( New Directions).

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125. Parisi, Joseph ( Poetry Magazine).

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126. Parker, Janet (Thousand Oaks High School Librarian).

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127. Peck, Michele.

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128. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Physical Description: (3 items).
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129. Petrie, Bernard (lawyer).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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130. Pollinger, Gerald (Laurence Pollinger Literary Agency).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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131. Plowshares Defense Fund.

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132. Price-Williams, Douglas (UCLA).

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133. Pruder, Elgin & Elinor (Aunt & husband).

Physical Description: (3 items).
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134. The Poetry Project.

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135. Rayfiel, David.

Physical Description: (3 items).
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136. Reichert, Amie.

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137. Ritchie, Michael & Jimmie.

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138. Robarts, Richard C. (Near East Foundation).

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139. Rooks, Lois (At Home In New York).

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140. Roosevelt, James (Social Security and Medicare).

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141. Saroyan, Aram.

Physical Description: (2 items).
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142. Saroyan, Lucy (sister).

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143. Screen Actors Guild.

Physical Description: (3 items).
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144. See, Carolyn.

Physical Description: (4 items).
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145. Segal, Susan (student).

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146. Small World Books.

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147. Smith, Steve (Insurance Agent).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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148. Somerville Sutton, Ginger (Sidwell Friends School).

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149. Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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150. Sonnenberg, Ben (Grand Street).

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151. Sparks, Joan (Thousand Oaks Highschool).

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152. Spellman, Erica (International Creative Management).

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153. Stevens, Byam (The Writers Theater).

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154. Stone, I.F.

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155. Storace, Patricia ( The Paris Review).

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156. Surovy, Nicolas.

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157. Sykes, Michael (Floating Island Publications).

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158. Tatum, Leigh & Frances (cousin & husband).

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159. Tecnica.

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160. Tolhurst, Susan Mahoney.

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161. Trinity Alumni Directory.

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162. Truher, Sarah (Boston University Library).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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163. Tuttle-Mori Agency (A.S.'s agents in Japan).

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164. Vagabond Books.

Physical Description: (6 items).
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165. van der Leeden, Ingrid (Delacourte Press).

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166. Villamore, Paula.

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167. Vonnegut, Kurt ( The Washington Spectator).

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168. Voter Revolt.

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169. Venis, Linda (The Writers' Program, UCLA).

Physical Description: (2 items).
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170. UCLA Cultural and Recreational Affairs.

Physical Description: (5 items).
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171. UCLA Department of English.

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172. UCLA Extention.

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173. UCLA Friends of English.

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174. UCSD Archive Newsletter.

Physical Description: (2 items).
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175. Wanger, Shelley (Interview).

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176. War Resisters League.

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177. Watson, Clarissa.

Physical Description: (2 items).
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178. Watson, Jill (sister-in-law).

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179. Weaver, Dan (editor at McGraw-Hill).

Physical Description: (4 items).
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180. The Wendy Weil Agency (A.S.'s agent).

Physical Description: (4 items).
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181. Whalen, Kathy Smart.

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182. Widdifield, Helen E.

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183. Woloch, Cecelia (Poet-in-the-Schools).

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 25-27

184. Writers Guild of America West.

Boxes 25-27

185. The Writers Theater.

Physical Description: (6 items).
Boxes 25-27

186. Yaker, Diana (student).

 

The Romantic

Note

(The novel was published by McGraw-Hill on November 1, 1988)
Box 28

1. The Romantic, Revisions (Ending).

Physical Description: 5pp. In a legal-size manila folder marked same. Holograph in black ink on yellow, lined, legal-size sheets.
Box 28

2. The Romantic: Revisions.

Physical Description: 57 original typed manuscript pages with holograph corrections. 30 photocopied pages with holograph corrections. One yellow, lined, legal size sheet in black ink holograph. In a labeled manila folder.

Scope and Content Note

Typed revisions and additions.
Box 28

3. Success (an early version of The Romantic with its original title.)

Physical Description: Photocopied. 201pp. In a labeled manila envelope.
Box 28

4. Early Version of The Romantic. Unrevised manuscript. Fall 1987.

Physical Description: Photocopied. 213pp. In labeled manila envelope.
Box 28

5. Final Copy-Edited Manuscript of The Romantic5/3/88.

Physical Description: Photocopy. 213pp. In a labeled manila envelope.

Scope and Content Note

With copy editor's, editor's, and author's corrections.
Box 28

6. Binder copy of The Romantic.

Physical Description: Mostly photocopy of typescript with some original typed pages interspersed. 213pp. In a gray oversize McGraw-Hill envelope labeled.

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections by author.
Box 29

7. The Romantic--Corrected Proofs.

Physical Description: In an oversize manila envelope labeled same. 210pp.

Scope and Content Note

Proof sheets corrected by author.
 

8. The Romantic: Dead Matter

Physical Description: (In a Box With a McGraw-Hill Mailing Label Addressed to Aram Saroyan).
Box 29

A. The Master Manuscript.

Physical Description: Typescript with holograph. 213pp.

Scope and Content Note

Corrections in pencil by editor, in green pencil by copy editor, and in black pen by Aram Saroyan.
Box 29

B. Master.

Physical Description: 210pp.

Scope and Content Note

Printed proof of manuscript with holograph corrections in purple pencil and blue ink by copy editor.
Box 29

9. The Romantic.

Physical Description: Bound in blue covers. 210pp.

Scope and Content Note

Uncorrected page proofs.
Box 29

10. Jacket copy for The Romantic.

Physical Description: Holograph in black ink on yellow, lined, legal size sheet (with more on the back) and 2 typed pages. In a labeled legal-size manila folder.

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 29

11. McGraw-Hill Book Company Catalogue for 1988/1989--Fall/Winter.

Scope and Content Note

p.30 is devoted to The Romantic.
Box 30

12. Sneak Preview.

Scope and Content Note

A trade paperback with excerpts from McGraw-Hill's fiction list for Fall 1988/Winter 1989. Chapters 4 or 5 of The Romantic, pp.141-163.
Box 30

13. Media & Reviews.

Physical Description: In a folder marked same.

Scope and Content Note

The Press Release from McGraw-Hill for The Romantic.
Copies of ads for the book in Publishers Weekly, the New York Times Book Review, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review.
Copies of reviews of the book in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, Playboy, The Boston Globe, The New York Times Book Review, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review (where it was selected as Critics' Choice).
 

St. Elsewhere

Note

(Aram Saroyan was hired to write the teleplay for the prepenultimate episode of St. Elsewhere. The show was broadcast on the night of May 11, 1988 on NBC.)
Box 30

1. Episode 20.

Physical Description: In a manila envelope with an MTM letterhead addressed to Aram Saroyan. 5pp. Mimeographed.

Scope and Content Note

A outline of the 5 narrative lines to be incorporated into the teleplay. With holograph additions and notes by Aram Saroyan.
(Also included in the envelope is an autographed picture of the entire cast of St. Elsewhere).
Box 30

2. Mead Composition Book labeled St. Elsewhere.

Physical Description: Approximately 30pp.

Scope and Content Note

Aram Saroyan's notes taken during two story meetings at MTM Productions--the first with John Tinker, and the second, after the first draft of the teleplay had been written, with John Tinker and Channing Gibson, the producers of St. Elsewhere.
Box 30

3. Copies of the Final Drafts--the shooting scripts--of the season's episodes 3-5, 8, 11-15 of St. Elsewhere.

Physical Description: In different colored covers mostly stamped St. Elsewhere.
Box 31

4. A copy of the Second Draft labeled 5 Way Split #1 and Frieda #1 of a storyline to be featured in Episode 20.

Physical Description: Mimeographed & stapled.

Note

Note: The producers had rejected this draft by another writer but gave Aram Saroyan a copy to refer to in his own work on the central story line of the donor transplants.
Missing.
Box 31

5. Loose sheets clipped together, including a copy of a news-clipping with the headline 5 Get Organs of One Slain Man; 7pp. from an Episcopal Church manual on the marriage ceremony; and 6pp. relating to speech impediments.

Note

All of this material was used as a resource by Aram Saroyan in writing the teleplay for Episode 20.

Note

Missing.
Box 31

6. First Draft.

Physical Description: 67pp. in black ink holograph on yellow, lined, legal size sheets. In a legal size manila folder labeled St. Elsewhere.
Box 31

7. First draft. Typed. Dated January 11, 1988.

Physical Description: 54pp. with holograph corrections. In a manila folder labeled St. Elsewhere.
Box 31

8. Second Draft.

Physical Description: 35pp.: 31 in holograph on yellow, lined, legal size sheets; 34 typed with holograph corrections. In a legal-size manila folder labeled St. Elsewhere--Second Draft.
Box 31

9. St. Elsewhere/Rewrite.

Physical Description: Two labeled manila folders, each containing 52 typed pages with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

All were worksheets in Aram Saroyan's transition of the first draft into the second draft.
Box 31

10. Second Draft, typed. Dated February 1, 1988.

Physical Description: 52pp. typed with holograph corrections. In a manila folder labeled St. Elsewhere--Second Draft.
Box 31

11. Two scripts (marked in holograph): St. Elsewhere/First Draft, and St. Elsewhere/Second Draft.

Physical Description: In yellow covers.
Box 31

12. Shooting Script.

Physical Description: In light yellow covers stamped St. Elsewhere with an MTM Enterprises logo in the lower right corner.

Scope and Content Note

Episode 20 is entitled Split Decision, Teleplay by Aram Saroyan, Story by John Tinker and Channing Gibson.
Box 31

13. A video casette labeled St. Elsewhere/Episode 20, Teleplay by Aram Saroyan.

Scope and Content Note

This is a video tape of the show broadcast on May 11, 1988 on NBC.
 

Friends in the World

Scope and Content Note

(A 12,000 word memoir by Aram Saroyan, incorporated into the manuscript of The Light in New York.)
Box 31

1. Goodbye to New York (the piece's first title).

Physical Description: 36pp. in holograph black ink on yellow, lined, legal size sheets. In a legal size manila folder.
Box 31

2. Typed draft.

Physical Description: 29pp.: 16 typed with holograph corrections, 13 photocopies of typescript with holograph corrections. In a manila folder labeled Goodbye to New York/Friends in the World.
Box 31

3. Final draft.

Physical Description: 50pp. of photocopied typescript with holograph corrections by Aram Saroyan. In a manila folder labeled Friends in the World.
 

Armenia

Scope and Content Note

(During the summer of 1988 Aram Saroyan was hired by the Armenian Heritage Project, Incorporated to write a proposal for a television documentary on Armenia, its history and people.)
Box 31

1. Notes on Armenian history by Aram Saroyan.

Physical Description: A blue Mead Notebook. 70 sheets, approximately half used. Black ink holograph. In a large manila envelope labeled Research for a documentary on Armenia.

Scope and Content Note

(Much of these notes taken during a long conversation with Harut Sassounian, the editor of the California Courier, a weekly Armenian American newspaper)
The notebook also contains a sequence entitled Great Moments in the Life of William Saroyan (3pp. Black ink holograph), which was written for Tom Fontana.

Note

Tom Fontana is a television writer-producer (St. Elsewhere, Tattingers) who is interested in adapting Aram Saroyan's Last Rites: The Death of William Saroyan for a feature movie.
Box 31

2. Copies of The Christian Science Monitor and The California Courier and clippings from the New York Times relating to Armenia.

Physical Description: In the same large manila envelope labeled Research for a documentary on Armenia.
Box 31

3. First draft.

Physical Description: Black ink holograph on 15 yellow, lined, legal size sheets and 6 typed pages with holograph corrections. In a legal-size manila folder labeled Armenia.

Scope and Content Note

On a small sheet of paper in ballpoint blue holograph a quotation from William Saroyan about Armenia and the Armenians.
Box 31

4. Typed drafts.

Physical Description: 20pp., 20 photocopied pages, and 23pp. All in a manila folder labeled Armenia.

Scope and Content Note

Original typed first draft, Corrected typed first draft (with holograph corrections by Aram Saroyan), and Final, uncorrected typed draft.
Box 32

The Light in New York.

Physical Description: Approximately 150pp. in large white envelope labeled The Light in New York/original typed ms.

Scope and Content Note

This is the original typed manuscript with holograph corrections of The Light in New York, a memoir comprised of the following pieces: The Upper East Side State of Mind, My Sixties, Sixties into Seventies, Friends in the World, and The Light in New York.
Box 32

The Moment: New and Selected Poems 1972-1988.

Physical Description: Approximately 75pp., both photocopied and original typed, and another photocopied, typed version.

Scope and Content Note

(Including My Teachers, the final poem in the manuscript, written by Aram Saroyan in 1988).
 

Original Manuscripts

Box 32

1. Preface for The Light in New York.

Physical Description: Original typed manuscript with holograph corrections, 2pp. Photocopy of corrected final draft, 2pp. In a manila folder labeled Preface for The Light in New York.

Note

NOTE: This preface was omitted from the final manuscript.
Box 32

2. Last section of My Sixties.

Physical Description: 3 yellow lined legal size sheets in black ink holograph. 10 typed pages with holograph corrections. In a legal size manila folder labeled My Sixties (Ending).
Box 32

3. Last section of My Sixties.

Physical Description: Original typed manuscript with holograph corrections in black ink, 4pp. Photocopy of final manuscript, 2pp. In a manila folder labeled End of My Sixties.
Box 32

4. Last Rites.

Physical Description: 10 legal size yellow lined sheets in black ink holograph. 21 white sheets of typing paper in black ink holograph. In a legal size manila folder labeled Last Rites.

Note

NOTE: These pages comprise an outline for a screenplay of Last Rites and were done for the writer-producer Tom Fontana.
Box 32

5. Death on the Upper East Side.

Physical Description: Black ink holograph on 6 yellow, lined, legal size sheets. 6 typed pages with corrections in black ink holograph.

Note

NOTE: This piece describes the wake at Frank E. Campbell's in Manhattan for Carter Cooper, the 23 year old son of the late Wyatt Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt, who comitted suicide in July 1988. This piece was never submitted to any publication.
Box 32

6. A letter to The Nation.

Physical Description: 1p. typed with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

(Regarding an article by Seymour Krim about the New York Times).
A photocopy of the final draft, signed James Redding, the protagonist of Aram Saroyan's novel The Romantic.
The letter was mailed but never printed.
 

UCLA Extension Class

Scope and Content Note

In a white oversize envelope with the UCLA Extension return address insignia, a copy of the UCLA Extension Summer Quarter Catalogue for 1988. On p.95 is an ad for Diary Writing: A Workshop with Aram Saroyan, a course he gave over the summer quarter.
 

Appearances

Scope and Content Note

(In a manila folder labeled Appearances, announcements, flyers, etc. for the following appearances by Aram Saroyan)
Box 32

* A reading with Carolyn See at Beyond Baroque in Venice (California) on April 22, 1988.

Box 32

* A reading/talk with Carolyn See for the UCLA Friends of English on April 27, 1988.

Box 32

* Book Affaire. Luncheon and Autograph Party. A Benefit for the Robert F. Kennedy Medical Center at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 6, 1988. (re The Romantic).

Box 32

* A reading with Eloise Klein Healy at Gasoline Alley in Hollywood on November 13, 1988.

Box 32

* A Book Signing for The Romantic at Dutton's Brentwood Bookstore in Los Angeles on December 1, 1988.

Box 32

* A Book Signing for The Romantic at Hudson Book and News in Manhattan on December 9, 1988.

 

Additions. July 1986

Box 34, Folders 1-10

Trio (New York: Simon and Schuster. 1985).

Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts and galleys.
Box 35, Folder 1

Galleys from Trio.

Box 35, Folder 2

Trio: reviews, letters to the editor, etc.

Box 35, Folder 3

Miscellaneous/Inserts and Notes.

Box 35, Folder 4

Miscellaneous.

 

Chapters from Trio:

Box 35, Folder 5

Almost Christmas.

Box 35, Folder 6

Springtime in the Rockies.

Box 35, Folder 7

Suburban Square and O'Sullivan in Spain.

Box 35, Folder 8

The Brown Weekend.

Box 35, Folder 9

The Sound of Love.

Box 35, Folder 10

The Shoes in the Lobby.

Box 35, Folder 10

The View From the Plaza.

Box 35, Folder 11

The Last Fairy Tale.

Box 35, Folder 12

Up Above the World.

Box 35, Folder 13

Gloria.

Box 35, Folder 14

Oona.

Box 35, Folder 15

Introduction.

Box 35, Folder 16

Afterword.

Box 35, Folder 17

Today: Interview notes, publicity for Trio.

Box 35, Folder 18

Notes on manuscript.

Box 35, Folders 19-20

The Matthaus at Home.

Box 35, Folder 21

Pasternak and Mandelstam, Act 2.

Box 35, Folder 22

Pasternak and Mandelstam.

Box 35, Folder 23

On Writing Trio.

Box 35, Folder 24

Archie Minasian's Party.

Box 35, Folder 25

Preface.

Box 35, Folder 26

Afterword.

Box 35, Folder 27

Revised A Merry Xmas to You, G.V.!

Box 35, Folder 28

Ted Berrigan: A Personal Memoir.

Box 35, Folder 29

Trio - synopses, etc.

Box 35, Folder 30

Trio - articles, etc.

Box 35, Folder 31

Trio - resources.

Box 36

Books and magazines - includes advance uncorrected copy of Trio.

Box 37

Books and magazines - includes videotape of an interview with A.S. re Trio. July 17, 1985.

Box 38, Folder 1-4

Original typed manuscript of Trio.

Box 35, Folders 5-8

Copy of Trio with revision notes by Joni Evans and Marjorie Williams (including first person material not in the manuscript).

Box 35, Folders 9-11

Copy of Trio with revision notes by A.S.

Box 39, Folders 1-2

Final master of manuscript before typed by the Linden Press typist (January 1985).

Box 35, Folders 3-6

Typed copy of Trio with corrections by Linden typist.

Note

(Box 39 also contains three handwritten diaries)
Box 40

Two books; correspondence of A.S.

 

Additions. September 1986

Boxes 41-43

Correspondence between A.S. and various persons. ca. 1985.

Box 44, Folder 1

Chapters from Trio: Almost Christmas, etc.

Box 44, Folder 2

Chapters from Trio: The Sound of Love, etc.

Box 44, Folder 3

Chapters from Trio: The Last Fairy Tale, etc.

Box 44, Folder 4

A Merry Christmas to You, Gloria Vanderbilt! (from Trio).

Box 44, Folder 5

Typescript of Trio.

Box 44, Folder 6

Corrected typed (by Linda Gaede) of Brown Weekend and Springtime (from Trio).

Box 44, Folder 7

O'Sullivan in Spain (from Trio) original typed draft.

Box 45, Folders 1

Springtime in the Rockies: original typed draft.

Box 45, Folder 2

The Brown Weekend: first two typed drafts.

Box 45, Folder 3

Correspondence with various publishers.

Box 45, Folder 4

University of La Verne - yearbook, etc. Announcement of Aram Saroyan's talk at the campus (November 9, 1984).

Box 45, Folder 5

Trio (Springtime, O'Sullivan, Brown Weekend).

Physical Description: Photocopy.
Box 45, Folder 6

Correspondence.

Oversize Box 46

Correspondence.

 

Posters With Short Poems By Aram Saroyan

Oversize Box 46

eatc.

Box 10

lighght.

Box 10

YOU YOU.

Box 10

PaUL KLee.

Box 10

eyeye.

Box 47

guarantee.

Physical Description: (5 items)
Box 47

oxygen.

 

Aram Saroyan Literary Archives for 1989

Boxes 49-52

Correspondence.

Note

(The numbers in parenthesis refers to the no.of items from correspondent. No no. signifies a single item)
Boxes 49-52

1. Abd al-Hayy Moore (formerly Daniel Moore).

Boxes 49-52

2. Admiral, Virginia.

Boxes 49-52

3. Alfs, Kate (Los Angeles Theater Works).

Boxes 49-52

4. American Armenian International College.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

5. Armenian Assembly of America.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

6. American Friends of Armenia.

Physical Description: (8).
Boxes 49-52

7. Amirkhanian, Ben (3--William Saroyan Festival).

Boxes 49-52

8. Ararat Home of Los Angeles.

Boxes 49-52

9. Archive Newsletter (3--Univeristy of California at San Diego).

Boxes 49-52

10. Baghoomian (Gallery), Vrej.

Physical Description: (7).
Boxes 49-52

11. Bantam Books News.

Boxes 49-52

12. Berman, Alice Haigazian.

Boxes 49-52

13. Bernstein, Pam (William Morris Agency).

Boxes 49-52

14. Beyond Baroque.

Boxes 49-52

15. Bolinas Festival of the Arts.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

16. Bonanno, David (4--The American Poetry Review).

Boxes 49-52

17. Bookslinger, Incorporated.

Physical Description: (5 items).
Boxes 49-52

18. Bowman, Valerie (student).

Boxes 49-52

19. Brown, Jerry (California Democratic Victory Fund).

Boxes 49-52

20. Cagney Enterprises.

Boxes 49-52

21. California Arts Council.

Boxes 49-52

22. The California Courier.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

23. California Poets in the Schools.

Boxes 49-52

24. The Center for Victims of Torture.

Boxes 49-52

25. Chambers, Constance (The Ford Foundation).

Boxes 49-52

26. Chapman College.

Boxes 49-52

27. Charing Cross Books.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

28. Chavez, Cesar (United Farm Workers).

Boxes 49-52

29. Chavez, Rudy (student).

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

30. Cleary, Kristen.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

31. Coffee House Press.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

32. Coker, Katherine (student).

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

33. Cooper, Gail (Prudential Real Estate agent).

Boxes 49-52

34. Copage, Eric ( The New York Times Magazine).

Boxes 49-52

35. Danspace Project.

Boxes 49-52

36. Dawson, Fielding.

Boxes 49-52

37. Day, Doris (Animal League).

Boxes 49-52

38. de la Bouillerie, Hubert and Hilary (cousin and wife).

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

39. Diehl, Digby.

Boxes 49-52

40. Dillingham, Leslie (Michael Chekhov Studio).

Boxes 49-52

41. Disabled Veterans.

Boxes 49-52

42. Dutton's Brentwood Bookstore.

Boxes 49-52

43. Dworkoski, Robert J. (Viewpoint School).

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

44. Farrell, John (PEN Center U.S.A. West).

Boxes 49-52

45. Fishman, Charles.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

46. Fontana, Tom.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

47. Foster Parents Plan.

Boxes 49-52

48. Frank, Michael.

Boxes 49-52

49. Fuchs, Daniel.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

50. Fuentes, Manuel.

Boxes 49-52

51. Gallegly, Elton (Congressman).

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

52. Gallery 454 North.

Boxes 49-52

53. Gerber, Merrill Joan.

Boxes 49-52

54. Glassgold, Peter (New Directions).

Boxes 49-52

55. Glazer, Lori (McGraw Hill).

Boxes 49-52

56. Goeke, John and Annie (cousin and husband).

Boxes 49-52

57. Goffin, Ellen (cousin).

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

58. Goldberg, Mr. & Mrs. Barry.

Boxes 49-52

59. Goldsmith, Bruce.

Boxes 49-52

60. Gotlieb, Dr. Howard B. (Boston University Libraries).

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

61. Grapes, Jack.

Boxes 49-52

62. Grumman, Bob.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

63. Hamalian, Leo (Ararat).

Physical Description: (7 items).
Boxes 49-52

64. Hamilton, Edward R.

Boxes 49-52

65. Handgun Control.

Boxes 49-52

66. K. Reed Harrison (City Council).

Boxes 49-52

67. Harpers.

Boxes 49-52

68. Hausman, Gerald.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

69. Haviland, Julia.

Boxes 49-52

70. Heiney, Donald (University of California at Irvine).

Physical Description: (4 items).
Boxes 49-52

71. Helmer, Bonita.

Boxes 49-52

72. Higashi, Kiyo (Gallery).

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

73. Hill, Diane E.

Boxes 49-52

74. Humanitarian Law Project (Romero).

Boxes 49-52

75. Hyden, Charles (cousin and husband).

Boxes 49-52

76. International Biographical Centre.

Boxes 49-52

77. Izmirlian, Leon.

Boxes 49-52

78. Jacoby, Herbert P. (attorney).

Boxes 49-52

79. Jay, Barbara and Steve.

Boxes 49-52

80. Jay, Steve.

Boxes 49-52

81. JAVA (Coffee House).

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

82. Johnson, Janet (student).

Boxes 49-52

83. Kennedy Library, John F.

Boxes 49-52

84. Kherdian, David.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

85. Klein, Patsy.

Boxes 49-52

86. Kranz, Paul (Medical Aid to Nicaragua).

Boxes 49-52

87. Krim, Seymour.

Boxes 49-52

88. Kristofferson, Kris and Lisa.

Boxes 49-52

89. Kurefeld, Michael ( L.A. Weekly).

Boxes 49-52

90. Lambert, Nancy (student).

Boxes 49-52

91. Lewis and Clark College.

Physical Description: (4 items).
Boxes 49-52

92. Little, Jack (The Armenian Heritage Project).

Physical Description: (4 items).
Boxes 49-52

93. Los Angeles Times.

Physical Description: (4 items).
Boxes 49-52

94. MacAdams, Phoebe.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

95. Macklin, Elizabeth (Wigwag).

Boxes 49-52

96. Malanga, Gerard.

Physical Description: (6 items).
Boxes 49-52

97. Mallon, Thomas.

Physical Description: (4 items).
Boxes 49-52

98. Marcus, Rosheen (grandmother).

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

99. Marquis, P.M.

Boxes 49-52

100. Matthau, Carol.

Boxes 49-52

101. Matthau, Charles (half-brother).

Boxes 49-52

102. Barbara Mathes Gallery.

Boxes 49-52

103. Matthow, Michele.

Boxes 49-52

104. McClanahan, Pauli.

Boxes 49-52

105. McGrath (Gallery), Earl.

Boxes 49-52

106. McGivern, Maureen (Friends of the Library, Palm Desert).

Physical Description: (5 items).
Boxes 49-52

107. McGraw Hill.

Boxes 49-52

108. Mehagian, Nancy (student).

Boxes 49-52

109. Metzger, Deena.

Boxes 49-52

110. Miles, Jack ( Los Angeles Times Book Review).

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

111. Mitchell, John ( News-Chronicle).

Boxes 49-52

112. Modern Language Association of America.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

113. Moradian, Roxie.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

114. Moore, Helen (formerly Mrs. Archie Minasian).

Boxes 49-52

115. Mowry, Don and Judy.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

116. Nagy, Joan B. (McGraw-Hill).

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

117. Nardin Fine Arts Limited.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

118. The National Humane Education Society.

Boxes 49-52

119. Natwick, Myron (student).

Boxes 49-52

120. NEST (New El Salvador Today).

Boxes 49-52

121. Nigro, Terri (Paragon Word Processing).

Physical Description: (5 items).
Boxes 49-52

122. Niles, Charles (Boston University Special Collections).

Boxes 49-52

123. New Directions.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

124. The New Yorker.

Boxes 49-52

125. Ohanesian, Frank D.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

126. Ojai Valley Voice.

Boxes 49-52

127. Oxfam America.

Boxes 49-52

128. Padgett, Ron.

Physical Description: (5 items).
Boxes 49-52

129. Paragon House.

Boxes 49-52

130. Parisi, Joseph ( Poetry Magazine).

Boxes 49-52

131. Partners of Conscience (Amnesty International).

Boxes 49-52

132. Peabody, Judith (Gay Men's Health Crisis).

Boxes 49-52

133. Peck, Michele.

Boxes 49-52

134. PEN Center U.S.A. West.

Physical Description: (20).
Boxes 49-52

135. Petrie, Bernard (attorney).

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

136. Poetry on the Buses II.

Boxes 49-52

137. Poets' Audio Center.

Boxes 49-52

138. The Poetry Center.

Boxes 49-52

139. The Poetry Project.

Boxes 49-52

140. Pollack Media Group.

Boxes 49-52

141. The Progressive.

Boxes 49-52

142. Priestley, Dr. Joan.

Boxes 49-52

143. Pruder, Elgin (maternal aunt's husband).

Boxes 49-52

144. Raksin, Alex ( Los Angeles Times Book Review).

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

145. Rayfiel, David.

Physical Description: (3 items).
Boxes 49-52

146. Ring, Frances.

Boxes 49-52

147. Ritz, David and Roberta.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

148. Samuels, Linda.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

149. Saroyan, Armenak (son).

Boxes 49-52

150. Saroyan, Cream (daughter).

Boxes 49-52

151. Saroyan, Lucy (sister).

Boxes 49-52

152. Saroyan, Strawberry (daughter).

Physical Description: (7 items).
Boxes 49-52

153. William Saroyan Festival Committee.

Boxes 49-52

154. Schimmelpfeng, Richard H. (University of Connecticut/Storrs Library).

Boxes 49-52

155. Schallert, Edwin G. (Debevoise & Plimpton).

Boxes 49-52

156. See, Carolyn.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

157. See, Lisa.

Boxes 49-52

158. Sender-Barayon, Ramon.

Boxes 49-52

159. Simmons, David (student).

Boxes 49-52

160. Small World Books.

Boxes 49-52

161. Small Press Distribution.

Boxes 49-52

162. Smart-Whalen, Kathy.

Boxes 49-52

163. Smith, Jennifer C. (assistant to Wendy Weil, former agent of Aram Saroyan).

Boxes 49-52

164. South Huntington Schools.

Boxes 49-52

165. Southern Illinois University Press.

Boxes 49-52

166. Stebel, S.L.

Boxes 49-52

167. Stevens, Byam (The Writers Theater).

Boxes 49-52

168. Stoltzfus, Ben (University of California/Riverside).

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

169. Story Magazine/Richard Rosenthal.

Boxes 49-52

170. Stuart, Ken (Paragon House).

Boxes 49-52

171. Sutton, Pamela ( The American Poetry Review).

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

172. Tatum, Leigh and Frances (cousin and husband).

Boxes 49-52

173. Theater West.

Boxes 49-52

174. Tolegian, Araks V. (August - widow of Manuel Tolegian).

Boxes 49-52

175. The Trinity Alumni Review.

Boxes 49-52

176. Tunick, Connie.

Boxes 49-52

177. UCLA.

Physical Description: (25 items).
Boxes 49-52

178. UCSB. (Santa Barbara).

Boxes 49-52

179. University of Chicago Press.

Boxes 49-52

180. Vagabond Books.

Boxes 49-52

181. Virginia Center for the Arts.

Boxes 49-52

182. Voter Revolt (Proposition 103).

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

183. Wanger, Shelley (Interview).

Boxes 49-52

184. Ware, Ciji.

Boxes 49-52

185. Watson, Richard and Jill (sister-in-law and husband).

Boxes 49-52

186. The Washington Spectator.

Boxes 49-52

187. Weaver, Dan (editor at McGraw-Hill).

Boxes 49-52

188. Weil, Wendy (former agent).

Boxes 49-52

189. Weiss, Eric (Westwood One).

Boxes 49-52

190. Wigwag.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

191. Wooldridge, Susan.

Boxes 49-52

192. Words Project for Aids.

Boxes 49-52

193. Writers Guild of America.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

194. The Writers Theater.

Physical Description: (2 items).
Boxes 49-52

195. Yellow Press.

Boxes 49-52

196. Zipper, Andi (McGraw Hill).

Boxes 49-52

197. Z Magazine.

Boxes 49-52

198. Zyzzyva (magazine).

Box 48 & 55

Love Scenes.

Scope and Content Note

This short novel about an actor was first called The Star, then The Actor, and finally Love Scenes.
Box 48 & 55

1. Notes on the novel.

Physical Description: 4pp. Holograph black ink on yellow lined legal sized sheets. In a manila legal-sized folder labeled The Star (Synopsis & Character Capsules)
Box 48 & 55

2. Love Scenes.

Physical Description: Approximately 160pp. holograph black ink on yellow lined legal sized sheets in six legal size manila folders.

Scope and Content Note

Original manuscript.
Box 48 & 55

3. The original typed manuscript of the novel with holograph corrections.

Physical Description: Approximately 450pp. including some photocopied pages with holograph corrections. In seven manila folders.

Note

NOTE: The folders noted in # 2 and 3 are variously labeled The Star, The Actor and Love Scenes as the title of the novel changed.
Box 48 & 55

4.Typed manuscript.

Physical Description: Approximately 150pp. (photocopy) In a white enveloped labeled The Actor/Love Scenes.

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections by the author and attached queries by the typist.
Box 48 & 55

5. Typed manuscript.

Physical Description: Approximately 300pp. (photocopy). In a manila envelope labeled Love Scenes: Edited Copy.

Scope and Content Note

With author's holograph corrections and a typed copy with holograph corrections.
Box 48 & 55

6. Typed manuscript.

Physical Description: 108pp. In a manila envelope labeled Love Scenes: Last Draft.

Scope and Content Note

With holograph corrections.
Box 49

Foreword to 3 Books By Jack Kerouac (Reissued 1990).

Note

NOTE: Aram Saroyan was asked by McGraw Hill to write a generic Foreword to appear in each of the three novels by Jack Kerouac to be reissued in trade paperback editions in January 1990: Visions of Cody, Tristessa, and Big Sur.
Box 49

1. Jack Kerouac.

Physical Description: 2 yellow lined legal-size sheets in the author's holograph. In a manila legal-size folder.
Box 49

2. Jack Kerouac.

Physical Description: 8 typed pages with holograph corrections. In a manila folder.

Scope and Content Note

4 drafts of the Foreword.
Box 49

Kahlil Gibran.

Scope and Content Note

The catalogue essay for the exhibition Kahlil Gibran: Paintings and Drawings 1905-1930 at the Vrej Baghoomian Gallery (Soho, Manhattan), May 25-June 24, 1989.
Box 49

1. Kahlil Gibran.

Physical Description: 8 yellow lined legal-size pages in holograph. In a legal size manila folder
Box 49

2. Kahlil Gibran.

Physical Description: 18 typed pages with holograph corrections. In a manila folder

Scope and Content Note

(2 copies of the essay). Also in the folder, two copies of the press-release for the exhibit and two copies of the invitation to the exhibit.
 

An Armenian Heritage

Scope and Content Note

An Armenian Heritage was a talk given by Aram Saroyan at the Pasadena Library on January 22, 1989, sponsered by the Armenian Allied Arts Association.
Box 47

1. Talk at Armenian Arts Asso.

Physical Description: Legal-size manila folder.

Scope and Content Note

6 yellow lined sheets in author's holograph and 1 typed page with holograph corrections.
Box 47

2. Talk at Armenian Arts Asso.

Scope and Content Note

23 typed pages with holograph corrections; 13 photocopied pages with holograph corrections; and 15 typed pages (finished draft).
 

Original Manuscripts of Poems

Box 55

1. Film Noir.

Physical Description: 14pp. In a manila folder.

Scope and Content Note

Five drafts, typed with holograph corrections (2pp. in author's holograph).
Box 55

2. Eleven Poems.

Physical Description: 20pp. In a manila folder labeled Poems.

Scope and Content Note

In Southampton, July (in holograph)
For Carter Cooper (4 drafts, one in holograph, 3 typed with holograph corrections)
Sonnet (in holograph)
My Teachers (4 drafts, typed with holograph corrections)
Untitled
A Room
Poem
Gangster of Love
Sonnet
Untitled
For Gailyn
 

Original Manuscripts of Book Reviews for the Los Angeles Times

Note

NOTE: During 1989 Aram Saroyan was asked to become a regular reviewer for the Los Angeles Times Book Review. Over the course of the year he reviewed the following books:
Box 49

1. Five Seasons, a novel by A.B. Yehoshua.

Physical Description: 3 yellow lined legal size sheets in holograph; 4 typed pages with the author's holograph corrections. In a legal size manila folder labeled Five Seasons.
Box 49

2. Journey, a novel by James Michener.

Physical Description: 4 yellow lined legal-size sheets in holograph, 5 typed pages with author's corrections. In a legal-size manila folder labeled Journey.
Box 49

3. Cartographies, stories by Maya Sonenberg.

Physical Description: 4 yellow lined legal-size sheets, 4 typed pages with the author's holograph corrections. In a legal-size manila folder labeled Review of Cartographies and Physical Culture.
Box 49

4. Physical Culture, a novel by Hillary Johnson.

Physical Description: 3 yellow lined legal-size sheets in author's holograph. In a legal-size manila folder labeled Review(s) of Cartographies and Physical Culture.
Box 49

5. The Circus Master's Mission, a novel by Joel Brinkley.

Physical Description: 3 legal-size yellow lined sheets in holograph, 6 typed pages with holograph corrections. In a legal-size manila folder labeled Review of The Circus Master's Mission.
Box 49

6. The Deuce, a novel by Robert Olen Butler.

Physical Description: 3 yellow lined legal-size sheets in holograph, 1 typed page with author's corrections. In a legal-size manila folder labeled The Deuce.
 

Original Typed

Scope and Content Note

In a manila folder labeled Original Typed, typed copies of four essays by Aram Saroyan:
Box 55

1. The autobiographical essay for the Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series vol.5 (Gale) with holograph corrections.

Physical Description: 27pp.
Box 55

2. Soundings and Hearings, a review of Talking Poetry: Conversations in the Workshop with Contemporary Poets, with holograph corrections.

Physical Description: 6pp.
Box 55

3. The Most Expensive Word in History.

Physical Description: 7pp. with holograph corrections.

Scope and Content Note

A typed revision of this essay which originally appeared in Mother Jones in 1981 for the manuscript The Light in New York.
Box 55

4. Rites of Passage.

Physical Description: 10pp.

Scope and Content Note

A typed copy of this much printed essay by Aram Saroyan with holograph corrections.
This piece is included in The Light in New York.
Box 48

The Light in New York.

Physical Description: Approximately 190pp. Photocopies with holograph corrections in a manila envelope labeled The Light in New York.

Scope and Content Note

A copy of the final manuscript of this memoir of the Sixties and after written by Aram Saroyan over the past fifteen years. The final contents:
  • Author's Note
  • 1/ The Sixties: The Light in New York, The Upper East Side State of Mind, Remembering Ted Berrigan, My Sixties, Sixties into Seventies
  • 2/ After the Sixties: The Town That Fought to Save Itself, Cosette, Tap Shoes, Cicero on Main Street, Marijuana and Me, A Death in the Family, The Most Expensive Word in History, Rites of Passage
  • 3/ Friends in the World (long memoir).
 

Bound Galleys and Review Copy

Scope and Content Note

Bound galley copies of The Circus Master's Mission by Joel Brinkley, Physical Culture by Hillary Johnson, Journey by James Michener, and Cartographies by Maya Sonenberg.
A review copy of The Deuce by Robert Olen Butler.

Note

Note: These copies have notations by Aram Saroyan with reference to his reviews.