Magel and Ruth Patchen Collection

UCSC OAC Unit
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Magel and Ruth Patchen Collection

Collection number: MS 162

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
UCSC OAC Unit
Date Completed:
December 2003
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Magel and Ruth Patchen collection
Dates: 1910-1971
Collection number: MS 162
Collector: Patchen, Magel
Collector: Patchen, Ruth
Collection Size: 1 document box
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence from Miriam Patchen, books, printed material and family photographs on Kenneth Patchen as collected by his sisters Magel and Ruth Patchen.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: 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

Magel and Ruth Patchen collection. MS 162. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

On deposit from Magel Messersmith and Ruth Gilmore [1987].

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contians correspondence from Miriam Patchen, books, printed material and family photographs on Kenneth Patchen as collected by his sisters Magel and Ruth Patchen.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Patchen, Magel--Archives
Patchen, Ruth--Archives
Patchen, Miriam
Patchen, Wayne
Authors, American--20th century
Poets, American--20th century
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972--Kenneth Patchen archive

Related Material

The Kenneth Patchen Archive at UCSC includes the following collections:

Collection Contents

box-folder 1:1

Series 1 Correspondence 1967 undated

Physical Description: 1 folder, 2 letters

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains 2 letters from Miriam Patchen to Wayne Patchen and "People of Warren, Ohio
box-folder 1:1

ALS, Miriam to Wayne Patchen; " It has been such a long time..." [3 pp + env.] Apr 25, 1967

box-folder 1:1

TLS, Miriam to "People in Warren" n.d., "The 'phone call was most exciting..." undated

box-folder 1:2

Series 2 Photographs 1900-1978

Physical Description: 1 folder

31 photographs 5 x 7

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains black & white photographs of the Patchen family and friends. The descriptions are mainly provided by family.
Photo 1

Kenneth's mother Eva, father Wayne, sister Eunice, brother Hugh ca. 1900-1920

Photo 2

Kenneth's mother and family friend Molly Klingensmith undated

Photo 3

Kenneth's father Wayne undated

Photo 4

Kenneth and Miriam's New Mexico home undated

Photo 5

Kenneth's and Miriam's Arizona home undated

Photo 6

Kenneth's birth home at 3rd St. Niles, Ohio ca. 1910-1911

Photo 7

Kenneth and Miriam's house in Old Lyme, CT ca. 1939

Photo 8

Kenneth's mother Eva at house on Patchen Drive, Warren, Ohio undated

Photo 9

Kenneth and his Mother Eva at the vegetable garden undated

Photo 10

Kenneth and classmates, University of Wisconsin ca. 1929-1930

Photo 11-12

Miriam and her mother with dogs undated

Photo 13

Kenneth and Miriam's mother with 2 dogs - Kenneth holding a cat undated

Photo 14

Kenneth and his sister Ruth's son Danny on a San Francisco cable car ca. 1950-1960

Photo 15

Kenneth's High School band - detail ca. 1925-1929

Photo 16

Kenneth's High School band, Warren G. Harding, Warren, Ohio 1929

Photo 17

Kenneth and Miriam, San Francisco ca. 1950-1960

Photo 18

Miriam in Arizona undated

Photo 19

Kenneth in University of Wisconsin [detail] ca. 1929-1930

Photo 20

Miriam [thought to be taken in New Mexico] undated

Photo 21

Kenneth holding oboe in High School Orchestra photograph 1929

Photo 22

Kenneth holding saxophone in High School Band photograph 1929

Photo 23

Untitled - house front [Palo Alto residence] ca. 1953-1978

Photo 24

Kenneth's sister undated

Photo 25

Kenneth's sister Magel - baby photo ca. 1910-1915

Photo 26

Kenneth's mother Eve, father Wayne, sister Eunice, brother Hugh - formal protrait ca. 1900-1925

Photo 27

Kenneth's sister Kathleen and sister Magel as children ca. 1900-1920

Photo 28

Kenneth's mom during visit to her brother-in-law Fred's homestead in Wyoming undated

Photo 29

Kenneth's mom at brother-in-law's homestead in Wyoming undated

Photo 30

Sisters Magel and Kathleen as children ca. 1910-1925

Photo 31

Sister Ruth as child ca. 1910-1925

box 1

Series 3 Books 1929-1971

Physical Description: 6 items

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains five books written by and inscribed by Kenneth Patchen to family members, one book from Kenneth Patchen's library, signed by him and one issue of Motive with Patchen's poem "A Mercy filled and defiant Christmas".
Box 1

The Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer. New Direction Books, NY - inscribed "my love to all of you - Kenneth, Aug. 1945" 1945

Scope and Content Note

Note:Hard cover edtion, flyleaves taped
Box 1

CCCLXXIV Poems, Kenneth Patchen, Padell, NY, inscribed "for mother & father with the love of their son Kenneth [Patchen]" 1948

Scope and Content Note

Note:Colophon copy no. 38 [hardcover edition]
Box 1

Selected Poems. A New Directions Paperbook - inscribed "for Pop with love from Miriam & Kenneth April 1967" 1957

Scope and Content Note

Note:Soft cover edition
Box 1

Tell you that I love you: three love poems. Hallmarks Inc. - unsigned 1971

Box 1

Enough Rope Dorothy Parker. Boni & Liveright, NY - signed "Kenneth Fred Patchen" 1929

Scope and Content Note

Note:From Kenneth Patchen's personal library.
Box 1

Motive, v.25:3 Dec 1964

Scope and Content Note

Note:KP's poem "A Mercy filled and defiant Christmas" pg. 43