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Guide to the Alan and Beatrice Parker Collection
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Description
The archive consists of two rare book collections featuring works by Kenneth Patchen and James Joyce collected by Alan and Beatrice Parker. In addition to the published works, The Kenneth Patchen collection includes incoming correspondence from Kenneth and Miriam Patchen to the Parkers, printed ephemera, and sound recordings. The letters document activities and relationship between the couples during the 1940's and 1960's.
Background
Natives of Nebraska, Alan Parker (1916-1993), an artist and a collector, and Beatrice Ford Parker (1918-1996), a teacher, relocated to Carmel Highlands, California in 1950. Living in their self-designed Carmel home over 30 years, the couple ultimately retired to Medford, Oregon in 1987.
Extent
5 boxes, 70 volumes
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection open for research.