Inventory of the Rochelle Owens Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Owens, Rochelle
Title: Rochelle Owens Papers
Date (inclusive): 1950-1984
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract: Rochelle Owens (1936- ) is an American playwright and poet. The collection contains books, clippings, correspondence, promotional material, and programs relating to some of her works.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-062
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Rochelle Owens, poet and playwright, was born on April 2, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York. Her works include: Not Be Essence That Cannot Be, The Joe Eighty-Two Creation Poems, Futz, He Wants Shih!, and The Karl Marx Play, among others.

Scope and Content

The collection contains books, clippings, correspondence, promotional material, and programs relating to Owens' works.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in four series: 1. Works by Owens, 2. About Owens and Her Works, 3. Correspondence, 4. Works by Others.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Owens, Rochelle--Archives
Poets, American--20th century

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Rochelle Owens in 1976.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Rochelle Owens Papers, D-062, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Works by Owens 1961-1984

Scope and Content Note

Contains works by Owens, most of which are published. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 1:1

French Light 1984

Box 1:2

Futz and What Came After 1968

Box 1:3

He Wants Shih, published in The Winter Repertory 1972

Box 1:4

The Joe 82 Creation Poems 1974

Box 1:5

The Karl Marx Play undated

Box 1:6

Not Be Essence That Cannot Be 1961

Box 1:7

Poems, broadsides undated

Box 1:8-10

Poems published in serials 1974-1975

 

Series 2. About Owens and Her Works 1950-1976

Scope and Content Note

Contains promotional materials about and reviews of Owens' works. Arranged alphabetically
Box 1:11

Beclch, programs and flyers 1966-1976

Box 1:12

Futz, announcements and flyers 1967-1972

Box 1:13

Futz, program undated

Box 1:14

Futz, Obscenity charge against 1970

Box 1:15

Interview with Owens 1972-1973

Box 1:16

Memorabilia 1950-1976

Box 1:17-20

Program, flyers and announcements for various plays and events by Owens 1967-1975

Box 1:21-23

Review of Owen's work 1972-1976

Box 1:24

Symposium on Rochelle Owens, published in Margins 1975

 

Series 3. Correspondence 1972-1976

Scope and Content Note

Contains a small amount of Owens' correspondence. Arranged in two suberies: Outgoing and Incoming.
 

Series 3.1 Outgoing 1972

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 1:25

Minnesota Theatre Company undated

Box 1:25

Partisan Review 1972 September 5

Box 1:25

Village Voice undated

 

Series 3.2 Incoming 1974-1976

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 1:25

American Place Theatre 1976 May 4

Box 1:25

American Place Theatre 1976 October 11

Box 1:25

Black Sparrow Press undated

Box 1:25

Feminist Art Program California Institute of Arts 1974 February 25

Box 1:25

Gotlieb, Howard B. 1976 March 29

 

Series 4. Works by Others 1973

Scope and Content Note

Contains three broadsides produced for the National Poetry Festival at Thomas Jefferson College.
Box 1:26

Dorn, Edward. The Contract 1973

Box 1:26

Ginsberg, Allen. Returning to the Country For A Brief Visit 1973

Box 1:26

Rexroth, Kenneth. The Family. 1973