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Finding Aid to the Michael McClure Papers : Additions, 1874-2003, bulk 1949-2002
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Series 1 Notebooks 1956-2003, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 1-32; Volumes 1-14

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into four subseries: 1.1 Notebooks, 1.2 Appointment Notebooks, 1.3 Travel Notebooks, and 1.4 Receipt Notebooks.
 

Subseries 1.1 Notebooks 1956-2003, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 1-25, Volumes 1-6

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Part diary and part workbooks for poems, these collected notebooks are extremely rich in content. They detail, often quite intimately, McClure's concerns, both personally and professionally, from his meditations on being poet, husband, and father, to his place in the world of the Beats and beyond. The notebooks also amply illustrate McClure's thinking process as a poet and how, through various revisions, he constructs his highly distinctive verse.
Box 1, Folder 1-12

Notebooks 1956 May 17-1958 Jan. 1

Box 2, Folder 1-11

Notebooks 1958 Apr. 11-1964 May 10

Box 3, Folder 1-11

Notebooks 1961 Feb. 3-[1962?]

Box 4, Folder 1-11

Notebooks 1962 Apr. 12-May 20

Box 5, Folder 1-13

Notebooks 1964 May 10-1966 [Sep.] 12

Box 6, Folder 1-8

Notebooks 1966 Sep. [28]- 1970 Oct. 12

Box 7, Folder 1-3

Notebooks 1970 Oct. 13-1971 Aug.

Volume 1

Notebooks 1971 Aug. 23-1973 Oct. 25

Box 7, Folder 4-6

Notebooks 1971 Dec. 15-1972 Sep. 15

Box 8, Folder 1-2

Notebooks 1972 Sep. 17-1973 June 22

Volume 2

Notebooks 1973 Oct. 26-1974 Apr. 4

Volume 3

Notebooks 1974 Apr. 11- Nov. 21

Box 8, Folder 3-6

Notebooks 1974 Nov. 22-1976 July 8

Box 9, Folder 1-7

Notebooks 1976 July 12-1979 Feb. 2

Box 10, Folder 1-7

Notebooks 1979 Feb. 5-1981 Sep.

Box 11, Folder 1-7

Notebooks 1981 Sep. 24-1983 Oct. 31

Box 12, Folder 1-9

Notebooks 1983 Nov. 13-1985 June 27

Box 13, Folder 1-9

Notebooks 1985 June 28-1987 Mar. 27

Box 14, Folder 1-6

Notebooks 1987 Mar. 30-1988 Apr.

Volume 4

Notebooks 1988 Apr. 5- July 15

Box 14, Folder 7

Notebooks 1988 Dec. 6-1989 Mar. 10

Volume 5

Notebooks 1989 Feb. 10- June 15

Box 15, Folder 1-8

Notebooks 1989 Mar. 15-1990 Oct. 29

Box 16, Folder 1-8

Notebooks 1990 Oct. 29-1991 July 24

Box 17, Folder 1-8

Notebooks 1991 July 2-1992 Dec. 27

Box 18, Folder 1-8

Notebooks 1992 Dec. 28-1994 May 13

Box 19, Folder 1-7

Notebooks 1994 May 15-1995 Apr. 19

Box 20, Folder 1-7

Notebooks 1995 Apr. 22-1996 July 13

Box 21, Folder 1-7

Notebooks 1996 July 16-1998 Feb. 5

Box 22, Folder 1-6

Notebooks 1998 Feb. 6-1999 July 9

Box 23, Folder 1-8

Notebooks 1999 July 9-2000 Oct. 11

Box 24, Folder 1-7

Notebooks 2000 Oct. 11-2001 Oct. 17

Box 25, Folder 1-3

Notebooks 2001 Oct. 19-2002 Feb. 17

Volume 6

Notebooks 2002 Feb. 17-Mar. 14

Box 25, Folder 4

Notebooks 2002 Mar. 14-Apr. 6

Box 25, Folder 5

Notebooks 2003 May 6-23

Box 25, Folder 6

Notebooks Fragments 1960 June 16, circa 1955-1965

Box 25, Folder 7

Notebooks Fragments undated

 

Subseries 1.2 Appointment notebooks [1961]-1999

Physical Description: Boxes 26-28; Box 29, folders 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The appointment notebooks detail the minutia of McClure's daily life: meetings, events, etc., and also include sketches and notes for poems.
Box 26, Folder 1-15

Appointment Notebooks 1961-1972

Box 27, Folder 1-7

Appointment Notebooks 1984-1987 Jan. 23

Box 28, Folder 1-13

Appointment Notebooks 1987-1990

Box 29, Folder 1-2

Appointment Notebooks [1980s], 1999 Mar. 23

 

Subseries 1.3 Travel notebooks 1970-2001

Physical Description: Box 29, folders 3-5; Boxes 30-32

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The travel notebooks are somewhat an extension of the notebooks, but center on specific travels he undertook both for pleasure and profession.
Box 29, Folder 3-5

Travel Notebooks 1970-1976

Box 30, Folder 1-6

Travel Notebooks 1975-1990

Box 31, Folder 1-4

Travel Notebooks 1993-2000

Box 32, Folder 1-5

Travel Notebooks 2000-2001

 

Subseries 1.4 Receipt notebooks 1969-1978

Physical Description: Volumes 7-14

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The receipt notebooks are mostly collections of business receipts used for tax purposes. They also include appointments and notes that give insight to McClure's daily life.
Volume 7

Receipt Notebook 1969

Volume 8

Receipt Notebook 1970

Volume 9

Receipt Notebook 1971

Volume 10

Receipt Notebook 1972

Volume 11

Receipt Notebook 1973

Volume 12

Receipt Notebook 1974

Volume 13

Receipt Notebook 1977

Volume 14

Receipt Notebook 1978

 

Series 2 Writings 1949-2002, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 33-49; Oversize Box 1, folders 1-6

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Divided into two SubSeries: 2.1 Poetry and 2.2 Prose
 

Subseries 2.1 Poetry 1949-2002

Physical Description: Boxes 33-40; Oversize Box 1, folders 1-2

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Further subdivided into: Individual Poems, Printed Poems, Prose Poems, Collected Poems, Miscellaneous, Translations, and By Others.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of McClure's poetry, both individual poems and the collected poems. Most of the individual poems are from the period of the late 1950s through the early 1960s. The collected poems, ranging primarily from the late 1960s through the 1980s, are especially noteworthy in that they detail McClure's thinking process in collecting, coordinating, and editing poems to book form.
 

2.1.1 Poetry, 1949-2002, undated

Box 33, Folder 1

"Ah, Mother" [1978 Nov. 28]

Box 33, Folder 2

["Assassination"?] [1964]

Box 33, Folder 3

"Automatic Prose Sonnet for Milton & Blake" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 4

"Billy the Kid: An Intro" undated

Box 33, Folder 5

"Boney Skull: Poem for Allen Ginsberg" undated

Box 33, Folder 6

"Chessman" 1960

Box 33, Folder 7

"Circumstance" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 8

"Congress" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 9

"Cradle Song - For Caledonia" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 10

"Dear Jane" [1961]

Box 33, Folder 11

"Decadence" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 12

"Declaim Death..." circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 13

"Delight in Blood and Sleep" 1963 Jan. 28

Box 33, Folder 14

"Doggerel Editorial" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 15

"Dream Table I & II" 1964 Sep. 9

Box 33, Folder 16

"Drunk Writing" [1959-1960?]

Box 33, Folder 17

"Envy" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 18

"Father's Day" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 19

"Fidelio" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 20

"For Anger" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 21

"For JoAnn (Preface to Dark Brown)" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 22

"For Mayakovsky" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 23

"From a Forgotten Book" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 24

"Fuck Ode" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 25

"Give Me the Loveliness of Immortal Pink Dahlias" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 26

"The Gonzales Broadside by Philip Whalen" undated

Box 33, Folder 27

"He and She" 1960 Aug. 26

Box 33, Folder 28

"Hollywood: the Spiritual Chase" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 29

"The Huge Dark Bed" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 30

"I Imagined a Book of Figures" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 31

"I Love You That Your Hands Heal..." circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 32

"Insomniac Joy - For Keera" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 33

"Keera, Si. Janey, Si. Irving, Si. Diane..." circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 34

"Let Our Speeches Drip in the Air" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 35

"Libra A" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 36

"Libra B" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 37

"Light Brown Ode to God" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 38

"Lines to a Rat" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 39

"The Lion-Beams" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 40

"Listen Lawrence" [1980?]

Box 33, Folder 41

"Lullaby (?)" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 42

"Mad Sonnet" 1963 Dec. 6

Box 33, Folder 43

"Mad Sonnet" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 44

"Man & Woman" undated

Box 33, Folder 45

"Message" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 46

"Michael Sides with Satan" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 47

"Morals" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 48

"Morning Poem" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 49

"Morning Poem from a Journal" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 50

"Mt. Morphia for LaVigne" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 51

"Must Life be Boyish Prank?" 1963 Jan. 9

Box 33, Folder 52

"Night" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 53

"Note" 1963 Dec. 6

Box 33, Folder 54

"Notice" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 55

"Ode to Man" 1961-1965 Sep. 20

Box 33, Folder 56

"Oh Grizzly Bears and Whales..." 1960 Aug. 27

Box 33, Folder 57

"Oh the Great Porpoise Lovers" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 58

"Oh What is Evil Oh?" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 59

"Oh Yes Morning Light" [1965] Dec. 6

Box 33, Folder 60

"Oh You Divine Creature!!!" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 61

"On Hearing the Tape of : Let Us Have Done with the Judgment of God" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 62

"On My Paintings" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 63

"On Seeing Through Shelley's Eyes..." circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 64

"Overpop" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 65

"Poisoned Wheat" [1960s]

Box 33, Folder 66

"Portrait of the Moment" 1993 Mar. 5

Box 33, Folder 67

"Raptor" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 68

"The Room is Gray Cool Still and Dark" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 69

"A Rose / After Anacreon" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 70

"Rose Dream White" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 71

"Rose Musk Rose Amber" undated

Box 33, Folder 72

["Scarlet Knight"] undated

Box 33, Folder 73

"Schubert" circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 74

"The Sight of You Appeared to Me..." circa 1955-1965

Box 33, Folder 75

"Small Ode on the Need to Drink" 1963 Jan. 9

Box 33, Folder 76

"Smile Ode" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 1

"Something of India" 2000 Dec.- 2001 Feb. 9

Box 34, Folder 2

"Song" 1965 Feb.-Apr.

Box 34, Folder 3

"Song" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 4

"Space" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 5

"Spontaneous Hymn to Kundalini" 1961

Box 34, Folder 6

"Spontaneous Poem" 1963 Dec. 6

Box 34, Folder 7

"Stanzas in Memory" undated

Box 34, Folder 8

"Steady, Steady, Man Gun Beams" [1960s]

Box 34, Folder 9

"Suite for John Ashbery" 1985

Box 34, Folder 10

"That She is Not Dead..." circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 11

"This Lion-Elf Book/This Mutated Sheer!" 1963 Dec. 6

Box 34, Folder 12

"A Thought" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 13

"Thought, I Have Never Loved Thee" 1963 Dec. 6

Box 34, Folder 14

"To A Chalice" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 15

"To Science" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 16

"To the Senate" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 17

"Triumph" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 18

"Twigs" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 19-20

"Untitled" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 21

"Untitled" undated

Box 34, Folder 22

"Valentine's Day Sonnet" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 23-24

"Variation" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 25-26

"Velvet Question" 1963 Jan. 9

Box 34, Folder 27

"Virtues" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 28

"Vishnu Carved at Mammalapuram" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 29

"William H. Bonney" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 30

"With Thanx" 1961 June 9

Box 34, Folder 31

"Wondersmitten!" 1964 Jan. 16

Box 34, Folder 32

"Written While Hearing Schubert's God & Nature" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 33

"Yea! Yea! Have I Forgotten Beauty?" 1963 Jan. 9

 

2.1.2 Printed Poems

Box 34, Folder 34

"91 Words for Joanna" undated

Box 34, Folder 35

"99 Theses" 1972 Feb. 1

Box 34, Folder 36

"Big Lips Song" 1983

Box 34, Folder 37

"Blue-Black Winged Space Rainbow Grahhr" [1960s]

Box 34, Folder 38

"The Child" 1963 June

Box 34, Folder 39

"The City Oh Yeah" undated

Box 34, Folder 40

"I Cried for the Odem the Wondersoul" undated

Box 34, Folder 41

"Deck..." 1976 Mar. 1

Box 34, Folder 42

"Dream Table" 1965

Box 34, Folder 43

"Komos" undated

Box 34, Folder 44

"To James B. Rector" undated

Box 34, Folder 45

"Letter" 1978

Box 34, Folder 46

"Little Ode" 1980

Box 34, Folder 47

"Love Me for the Fool" 1976

Box 34, Folder 48

"Madame Secretary" undated

Box 34, Folder 49

"Oh Accident!" 1978 Aug.

Box 34, Folder 50

"Seasons" 1981 Dec.

Box 34, Folder 51

"Song" undated

Box 34, Folder 52

"A Spirit of Mt. Tamalpais" undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 1

Various [Published in the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle] 1975 Nov. 30-1980 Dec. 7

Box 34, Folder 53

"Video Sutra #1" [1966]

Box 34, Folder 54

"War is Decor in My Cavern Cave" undated

Box 34, Folder 55

["White Rainbow Nirvana Torch"] undated

Box 34, Folder 56

"Winter Solstice 1972" 1972

Box 34, Folder 57

[Word Cards] undated

Box 34, Folder 58

Miscellaneous undated

 

2.1.3 Prose Poems

Box 34, Folder 59

"Gaahhrooogar's Message" undated

Box 34, Folder 60

"!Head!" circa 1955-1965

Box 34, Folder 61-62

"Stakes" undated

 

2.1.4 Collected Poems

Box 35, Folder 1

"Among the Stars" Undated

Box 35, Folder 2-3

Antechamber 1974-1977, undated

Box 35, Folder 4

"Back at the Ranch" 1986 July 3

Box 35, Folder 5-11

"Clubs & Diamonds" [1980], undated

Box 35, Folder 12

"Connective Tissue" 1976 July 30-Aug. 15

Box 35, Folder 13

Exercises for Dark Brown 1959 Sep 9-Sep 17

Box 35, Folder 14

Dark Brown [1967]

Box 36, Folder 1-2

"Eagle Shadows" undated

Box 36, Folder 3

"Elf Lands: New Shots" 1968 Dec. 6-1970 Aug. 20, undated

Box 36, Folder 4-9

Fleas 1968 Dec. 30-1969 Jan. 24

Box 37, Folder 1-3

"Fox of Reason" 1990-1992, undated

Box 37, Folder 4-6

Fragments of Perseus 1977 Mar.-1981, undated

Box 37, Folder 7

"Italian Selection" 1949-1978

Box 37, Folder 8

Jaguar Skies 1951, 1973-1975, undated

Box 37, Folder 9

"Night Walk" 2002 July 19

Box 38, Folder 1-2

"Pierre Variations" undated

Box 38, Folder 3-5

Plum Stones 2000-2001

Box 38, Folder 6-9

Rebel Lions 1988, undated

Box 38, Folder 10

Selected Poems undated

Box 38, Folder 11

Specks [1985]

Box 39, Folder 1

Specks [1985]

Box 39, Folder 2

"Thought Writings" 1970 Sep. 25-1974 June, undated

Box 39, Folder 3

"Untitled" 1957 July 26-1959 Mar. 4, undated

Box 39, Folder 4

"Untitled" 1962 Aug. 6, undated

Box 39, Folder 5-6

"Untitled" circa 1955-1965

Box 39, Folder 7

"Untitled" 1985 Spring Summer

Box 39, Folder 8

"Untitled" 1986 June 6-2002 Dec. 6

Box 39, Folder 9-10

"Untitled" undated

 

2.1.5 Miscellaneous

Box 40, Folder 1

"Haikus from Maui" 2002 May

Box 40, Folder 2

"Personal Universe Deck" undated

 

2.1.6 Translations

Box 40, Folder 3

"Rare Angel" [French] 1977 May 21

Box 40, Folder 4

September Blackberries [German] 1983 Dec. 19

Box 40, Folder 5

Various Poems [Italian] [1981?]

 

2.1.7 By Others

Box 40, Folder 6

McClure, JoAnna 1957-1979, undated

Box 40, Folder 7

Šindolić, Vojo 1981-1983 Aug. 21

Oversize Box 1, Folder 2

Snyder, Gary 1971 Nov.

Box 40, Folder 8

Whalen, Philip 1963 May-1965 Mar.

Box 40, Folder 9

Miscellaneous A-Z undated

Box 40, Folder 10

"Nezahualcóyotl" [Aztec/Miztec] 1990 Aug. 8

Box 40, Folder 11

"Deer Hunt Song" [Pueblo] [1963-1964]

 

Subseries 2.2 Prose Circa 1955-2000

Physical Description: Boxes 41-49; Oversize Box 1, folders 3-6, Oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Further subdivided into: Articles, Essays, Fiction, Filmscripts, Lectures, Non-Fiction, Plays, Radio Plays, Translations, and Miscellaneous. Plays are further subdivided into Unfinished and Notes.

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles, essays, fiction (brief pieces), filmscripts, lectures, and short non-fiction works; with plays constituting the bulk. Often there are several revisions of the same work. Also included are unfinished plays and notes for plays that McClure intended to write. There are also two versions of his Radio Play, "Music Peace." Also represented are a few translations into French, Italian and Swedish of various prose pieces. The series concludes with miscellaneous items, such as the lyrics (with accompanying music) to the rock song, "Midnight Fright," some fragmentary work, and prose works by others.
 

2.2.1 Articles

Box 41, Folder 1

Articles 1971 June-1985 May

Carton 41, Folder 2

By Others undated

 

2.2.2 Essays

Box 41, Folder 3

"Essay on the Media" undated

Box 41, Folder 4

"A Little Essay in Honor of David Haselwood" circa 1955-1965

Box 41, Folder 5

"MMDA/Miniature High" circa 1955-1965

Oversize Box 1, Folder 3

"The Poet's Poet" 1974 Mar. 14

Box 41, Folder 6

"The Rose Flush, Straight Speech..." 1959 Dec. 10

Box 41, Folder 7

"Scratching the Beat Surface" undated

Box 41, Folder 8

"The Shoulder" undated

Box 41, Folder 9

"Tear Gas" undated

Box 41, Folder 10

"The Universe Speaking" undated

Box 41, Folder 11

"When Acid Rock Was a Baby" 1974 Jan. 22

Box 41, Folder 12

"Wolf Net, Parts I-II" undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 4

"Wolf Net, Part II" [Published in Clear Creek] 1971 July

Box 41, Folder 13

"Wolf Net, Part III" undated

Box 41, Folder 14-18

Untitled circa 1950-1967, undated

Box 41, Folder 19

By Others - Brakhage, Stan 1960

Box 41, Folder 20

By Others - Jacyszyn, Lisa 1999 Apr. 28

 

2.2.3 Fiction

Box 41, Folder 21

"The Adept" undated

Box 41, Folder 22

The Adventures of a Novel in Four Chapters 1975, undated

Box 41, Folder 23

The Elf King (A Trip Book) undated

Box 41, Folder 24-25

Untitled 1964 May 10, undated

 

2.2.4 Filmscripts

Box 42, Folder 1

The Beard 1965

Box 42, Folder 2

The Beard 1967 Sep. 11

Box 42, Folder 3

The Beard 1972 Sep. 5

Box 42, Folder 4

Untitled [fragment] undated

 

2.2.5 Lectures

Box 42, Folder 5-6

"Being Flesh" undated

Box 42, Folder 7

"A Constellation of Poems" undated

Box 42, Folder 8

"Notes on Poetry & Rock & Roll" 1987 Apr. 24

 

Shelley Lectures

Box 42, Folder 9

"Shelley Speaking" undated

Box 42, Folder 10

"Romantic Exercises" undated

Box 42, Folder 11

"Shelley Speaking" - Lecture #1 undated

Box 42, Folder 12

"Life's Triumph" - Lecture #2 undated

Box 42, Folder 13

"Romantic Exercises" Lecture #3 undated

Box 42, Folder 14

Untitled 1963

 

2.2.6 Non-Fiction

Box 42, Folder 15

"Eating Olloloqui Fudge" circa 1955-1965

Box 42, Folder 16

"Jim Morrison Rock-Poet" 1979 Aug.

Box 42, Folder 17

"JoAnna McClure Bio" undated

 

2.2.7 Plays

Box 43, Folder 1-2

The Beard 1965, undated

Box 43, Folder 3-4

The Beard [Prologue] undated

Box 43, Folder 5

The Beard [Ephemera] undated

Box 43, Folder 6

Beat 1975 Mar. 24

Box 43, Folder 7-8

Bed Room undated

Box 43, Folder 9

[ The Blossom?] undated

Box 43, Folder 10-13

The Button undated

Box 43, Folder 14-15

Chekhov's Grandmother undated

Box 43, Folder 16-18

The Cigar undated

Box 43, Folder 19-20

Coyote in Chains undated

Box 43, Folder 21-22

The Derby undated

Box 44, Folder 1

The Derby undated

Box 44, Folder 2

The Deuces undated

Box 44, Folder 3

Downey Street undated

Box 44, Folder 4-6

Dream Mirror Voices undated

Box 44, Folder 7-9

The Feast undated

Box 44, Folder 10-11

General Gorgeous 1975, undated

Box 44, Folder 12

Goethe: Ein Fragment undated

Box 44, Folder 13-14

Gorf undated

Box 44, Folder 15

The Grabbing of the Fairy undated

Box 45, Folder 1

The Masked Quire undated

Box 45, Folder 2-3

Minnie Mouse and the Tap-Dancing Buddha undated

Box 45, Folder 4

The Mirror undated

Box 45, Folder 5-6

Music Peace undated

Box 45, Folder 7

The Pink Helmet undated

Box 45, Folder 8

The Pussy 1971 May

Box 45, Folder 9-10

The Pussy undated

Box 45, Folder 11

Range War 1977

Box 45, Folder 12-14

The Red Snake 1979 Apr., undated

Box 46, Folder 1

The Red Snake 1979 Aug. 30

Box 46, Folder 2

The Tail undated

Box 46, Folder 3-5

The Velvet Edge undated

Box 46, Folder 6-8

VKTMS: Orestes in Scenes undated

Box 46, Folder 9

2 Miniature Dramas 1962 Oct. 20

Box 46, Folder 10

Several Short Plays By Others undated

 

Plays by Others

Box 46, Folder 11

Breuer, Lee 1980 June 10-1983 May 17

Box 46, Folder 12

DiPrima, Diane undated

Box 46, Folder 13

Shepard, Sam undated

Box 46, Folder 14

Williams, Tennessee 1975 Oct. 11

 

Unfinished

Box 47, Folder 1-5

"Cry Havoc" undated

Box 47, Folder 6

"Cry Havoc" 2000 Dec. 5

Box 47, Folder 7

"Rap" undated

Box 48, Folder 1-2

"The 60s Game" undated

Box 48, Folder 3

"Whitehead" undated

Box 48, Folder 4

Fragments [1977 May 1], undated

Box 48, Folder 5

Fragments undated

 

Notes

Box 48, Folder 6-7

The Black Gull 1979-2000, undated

Box 48, Folder 8

Hamlet 1987 Sep. 21-22

Oversize Box 1, Folder 5

Hamlet and The Black Gull undated

Box 49, Folder 1

Hamlet undated

Box 49, Folder 2

Tasso 1980 July 8

Box 49, Folder 3

VIMILIKIRTI 1999 Sep.-Oct., undated

 

2.2.8 Radio Plays

Box 49, Folder 4-5

Music Peace 1974 Mar., 1979 May 1

 

2.2.9 Translations

Box 49, Folder 6

"Meat Science Essays" [French] 1977

Box 49, Folder 7

The Beard [French - Variant of Original Play] 1981

Box 49, Folder 8

The Beard [French] undated

Box 49, Folder 9

The Beard [Italian] undated

Box 49, Folder 10

"99 Teser" [Swedish] undated

Box 49, Folder 11

"Spider Rabbit "[French] undated

 

2.2.10 Miscellaneous

Oversize Box 1, Folder 6

"Midnight Fright" [Song Lyrics], and "Notes for Neo Physics" 1966

Box 49, Folder 12

Untitled 1963 Dec. 3

Box 49, Folder 13

Prose Fragments circa 1955-1965

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 1

Billboard: "Re-dream the Systems..." undated

 

By Others

Box 49, Folder 14

Artaud, Antonin 1948

Box 49, Folder 15

Gaynor, Christopher 1976

Box 49, Folder 16

Ginsberg, Allen 1978 June 28

Box 49, Folder 17-19

King, William R. 1980-1983, undated

 

Series 3 Professional [1952]-1990, undated

Physical Description: Boxes 50-51; Box 52, folders 1-4; Oversize Box 1, folders 7-18; Oversize Box 2, folders 1-10; Oversize folders 2-7

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The professional papers focus primarily on the business aspects of publishing books and producing plays. Included are contracts for books and plays and royalty statements for published works. Awards, teaching contracts and honoraria receipts for readings and lectures are also represented. There is also a fairly comprehensive collection of flyers, posters, program notes, interviews, articles, reviews, and newspaper clippings about McClure's writings and plays, including announcements for readings and performances with Ray Manzarek. Contains very little detailed correspondence.
 

Correspondence

Box 50, Folder 1

General 1965-1983, undated

Box 50, Folder 2

From/To Charles Olson 1959-1968, undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 7

From/To Charles Olson undated

Box 50, Folder 3

General - From Michael McClure undated

Box 50, Folder 4

Regarding Copyrights 1963 Sep. 4-1966 July 15

Box 50, Folder 5

Regarding "Ghost Tantras" 1964 Apr.-1966 Nov.

 

Awards/Fellowships/Grants

Box 50, Folder 6-8

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 1962-1973

Box 50, Folder 9

NEA, Literature Program 1973

Box 50, Folder 10

Rockefeller Foundation 1974 Nov. 11

Box 50, Folder 11

Obie Award 1978-1979

Box 50, Folder 12

Membership - Société Des Auteurs et Composituers Dramatiques 1970 Sep. 15

 

Copyrights

Box 50, Folder 13

Published Books 1959 Oct. 1-1985 Mar. 12

Box 50, Folder 14

Dramatic Compositions 1965 Apr. 1-1970 Apr. 24

 

Contracts

Box 50, Folder 15

Agreements to Publish 1960 Feb. 8-1993 Feb. 17

Box 50, Folder 16

Agreements to Produce Plays 1967 Aug. 15-1978 Oct. 1, undated

Box 50, Folder 17

Agreements for Play-Licensing 1979 Nov. 27-1983 Apr. 19

Box 50, Folder 18

Agreement for Motion Picture Rights 1969 May-June

Box 50, Folder 19

Lease Agreement, Theater 1967 Mar.

Box 50, Folder 20

Agreements for Public Lectures 1983 Jan.-Aug.

Box 50, Folder 21

Foreign Play Leasing 1968 Apr. 15

Box 51, Folder 1

Artists Management undated

Box 51, Folder 2

Songwriters 1966 Sep.

Box 51, Folder 3

Teaching 1963 June 14-1985 May 8

Box 51, Folder 4

Agreements - Miscellaneous 1959 Sep. 20-1985 Oct. 13, undated

Box 51, Folder 5-6

Rights to Publish Poetry 1964 -1974

Box 51, Folder 7

Royalties 1962 Nov. 8-1982 Dec. 30, undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 8

Royalties - Grove Press 1965 Mar. 22-1980 June 4

Box 51, Folder 8

Honoraria - Lectures/Readings/Writing 1962 May 21-1983 Feb. 14, undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 9

Printing Stats - "Scratching the Beat Surface" [1982]

Box 51, Folder 9

Art Exhibition Announcement 1961 Jan. 4

Box 51, Folder 10

Poetry Readings Flyers, posters and broadsides 1956-1983 Mar., undated

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 2

Posters 1988, undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 1-2

Flyers and broadsides 1967-1978

Oversize Box 2, Folder 3

Tribal Stomp posters 1978

Oversize Box 2, Folder 4-7

Flyers, posters and broadsides 1980-2002, undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 8

Flyers for readings with Ray Manzarek 1994, undated

Box 51, Folder 11

Flyers for readings with Ray Manzarek 1990-2000, undated

Box 51, Folder 12

Flyers for readings by others 1982-2001, undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 10

Flyers for readings by others 1983

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 3

Posters for readings for others 1994, undated

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 4

Duncan, Robert and Jess, announcement for readings in Berkeley 1970

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 5

Ginsberg, Allen 1994, undated

 

Theater Productions

Box 51, Folder 13

Flyers [1967-1976], undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 11

Flyers undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 9

Posters 1979, undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 10

Posters, The Beard undated

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 6

Posters 1969-1975, undated

Box 51, Folder 14

Playbills [1969-1976], undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 12

Playbills [1974]

Box 51, Folder 15

Program Notes [1974]-1976

Box 51, Folder 16

Program Notes - By Others 1971 Nov. 13

Box 51, Folder 17

Rehearsal Schedules [1973] Dec. 11-[1974] Feb. 11

Box 51, Folder 18

Technical Notes undated

Box 51, Folder 19

Performance Schedules 1970-1977

Box 51, Folder 20

Production Stills [1976]

Box 51, Folder 21

Ephemera - The Beard [1965?]

Box 51, Folder 22

Prospectus - Film - The Adept 1985 June

Box 51, Folder 23

Prospectus - Opera- Josephine: The Mouse Singer undated

Box 51, Folder 24

Interviews - Published 1977-1982

Oversize Box 1, Folder 13

Interviews - Published 1990

Box 51, Folder 25

Interviews - Unpublished 1962 Sep. 1, undated

 

Reviews

Box 51, Folder 26

Writings 1962 Apr. 8-1983 Oct.

Oversize Box 1, Folder 14

Writings 1965 Mar. 25

Box 51, Folder 27

Theater Productions 1966 Oct. 2-1978 Feb. 9

Oversize Box 1, Folder 15

Theater Productions 1965 Dec. 21

 

Articles

Box 51, Folder 28-29

About Michael McClure 1964 June-1981 Oct. 2, undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 16

About Michael McClure 1966 Sep. 20

Box 51, Folder 30

That Mention Michael McClure [1952]-1981 Dec. 29, undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 17

That Mention Michael McClure 1963 July-1980 Apr. 20

Box 52, Folder 1

About The Beard - Obscenity Charges 1966 Aug. 19-1969 Jan. 12, undated

Box 52, Folder 2

That Mention The Beard 1966 Aug. 29- Nov. 22

Box 52, Folder 3

Regarding Plagiarism of The Beard 1974 July 1

 

Publicity

Box 52, Folder 4

Writings 1962-1981, undated

Oversize Box 1, Folder 18

Simple Eyes and Other Poems broadside undated

Box 52, Folder 5

Theater Productions 1966 Aug. 20-1977

Box 52, Folder 6

Television Production 1967 Apr.

Box 52, Folder 7

Public Art Exhibition 1977 Nov.

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 7

Poster, Norman Mailer's Beyond the Law 1968

Box 52, Folder 8

Conference - Stockholm U.N. Environmental Conference 1972

 

Workshops

Box 52, Folder 9

Antioch University 1988 Nov.-Dec.

Carton 52, Folder 10

Buddhism undated

Carton 52, Folder 11

Port Townsend undated

Box 52, Folder 12

FCC Lawsuit 1990

Box 52, Folder 13

Archive of Michael McClure at Simon Fraser 1972 May 8-1983 Jan. 13

Box 52, Folder 14

Curriculum Vitae / Biographical Material 1971-1974, undated

 

Series 4 Artwork, Posters and Broadsides [1952]- 2001, undated

Physical Description: Box 52, folders 15-25; Box 53, folders 1-7; Oversize Box 1, folder 19; Oversize Box 2, folders 11-13; Oversize folders 8-13

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by artist.

Scope and Content Note

Includes sketches and drawings by McClure, his family, and friends; materials from William Jahrmarkt pertaining to the Jahrmarkt family and the Batman Gallery; posters by or about Wallace Berman and Bruce Conner, announcements for exhibitions of Jay DeFeo, and posters for Hells Angels gatherings and various other events.
Box 52, Folder 15

Branaman, Robert undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 11

Berman, Wallace, poster CMN/DENOMINATOR MIC.W736 [verifax collage] [1967]

Oversize Box 2, Folder 12

Conner, Bruce - posters, broadsides 1968-1978, undated

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 8

Posters, "Bruce Conner Supervisor" and Exhibit announcement, "Poets of the Cities" at SFMOMA 1967, 1975

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 9

Poster, N.Y. Film Festival 1965

Oversize Box 1, Folder 19

DeFeo, Jay - exhibition announcements 1990, undated

Box 52, Folder 16

Duncan, Robert Edward, and Jess - Boob Number One: A Dada Derivative (2 broadsides) [1952]

Box 52, Folder 17

Heisenberg, Jerry undated

 

Hells Angels

Box 52, Folder 18

Broadsides [one with poem by Freewheelin Frank (Frank Reynolds)] undated

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 10

Posters, ""Hells Angels present...Big Brother and the Holding Co...." and Hells Angels Frisco Party in Honor of Gino Heinicke, 1946-1969" [1969], undated

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 11

Poster, "Chocolate George's Funeral" 1967

 

Jahrmarkt, William (Batman Gallery)

Box 52, Folder 19

Correspondence 1962-1964, undated

Box 52, Folder 20

Poetry 1963-1970, undated

Box 52, Folder 21

Artwork 1962-1964, undated

Box 52, Folder 22

Herms, George 1961-1964, undated

Box 52, Folder 23

Gallery publicity 1963, undated

Box 52, Folder 24

Star charts 1965-1966, undated

Box 52, Folder 25

Miscellaneous undated

Oversize Box 2, Folder 13

Mechanix Illustrated Angels Closet Galaxy Dragonfuck talking (poster) [1968]

Box 53, Folder 1

[McClure, Jane ?] undated

Box 53, Folder 2

McClure, JoAnna 1961 Apr. 12, undated

Box 53, Folder 3

McClure, Michael circa 1955-1965

Box 53, Folder 4

McClure, Michael [1970s?]

Box 53, Folder 5

McClure, Michael 1999 July 23

Box 53, Folder 6

McClure, Michael 2001

Oversize Drawer B, Folder 12

Riley, Terry Poster, "A 25th Year Celebration of Terry Riley in C" 1995

Box 53, Folder 7

Whalen. Philip 1963 May 30

Oversize Box 2, Folder 14

Miscellaneous Posters 1969-1993, undated

Oversize Drawer C, Folder 13

Miscellaneous Poster, "Pop Song" by Derek Boshier and Christopher Logue undated

 

Series 5 Personal 1874-1991, undated

Physical Description: Box 53, folders 8-14

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically and then chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

McClure's personal papers consist of mostly personal documents, including his B.A. diploma and Coast Guard papers (where he worked briefly during the 50s), and personal papers relating to his daughter Jane McClure. Also included is a notebook of Amy Evans McClure.
Box 53, Folder 8

Correspondence - General 1973 Aug. 7, undated

 

Correspondence - Family

Box 53, Folder 9

From Henry Johnson 1874 Apr.-1915 June 28, undated

Box 53, Folder 10

From/To Marian [Johnson] McClure [1976], undated

Box 53, Folder 11

Records 1955-1961

Box 53, Folder 12

Jane McClure's [Home?] School Lessons 1969 June-Sep.

 

Amy Evans McClure

Box 53, Folder 12

CV, artist's statement, writings about 1998-2003, undated

Boc 53, Folder 14

Exhibit announcements, clippings 1983-2003, undated

Box 53, Folder 15

Notebook 1990 Mar. 2-1991 Oct. 20

Box 53, Folder 14

Miscellaneous 1966, undated