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Series 1 Correspondence 1975-1998, undated

Physical Description: 9.5 cartons (9.5 linear feet)

Arrangement

Alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

This series contains Michael Sykes's incoming correspondence, separated into two subseries, Individuals and General. Included with most letters are the envelopes, which he used as a space to write notes or the date of his reply. The postmarks on the envelopes help provide the date for some letters that are missing this information. There is very little of Sykes's outgoing correspondence, examples of which exist when an individual replied using the same piece of paper that Sykes sent, or if his letter was returned to sender.
 

Subseries 1.1 Individuals 1975-1998, undated

Physical Description: 5 cartons, four folders (5.2 linear feet)

Arrangement

Alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

This subseries documents many of the individual writers and artists that Sykes corresponded with. A majority of these letters were originally found mixed with others from the same year, and they were separated from those in the General subseries because these individuals had a long-term or significant relationship with Sykes (usually professional, but occasionally personal). Of note is his relationship with Ron Grunt, the owner of 29 Palms Inn in Southern California; the packets of material from Grunt often include elaborate menus and newsletters for the Inn. Other significant correspondents are the writers John Brandi, Arthur Sze, and William Witherup.
Carton 1, Folder 1

Adler, Elisa 1991-1997

Carton 1, Folder 2

Alexander, Judith Morgan 1978-1996

Carton 1, Folder 3

Anderson, Tom 1980

Carton 1, Folder 4

Arnold, Bob and Sue 1984-1996

Note

Longhouse Publishers
Carton 1, Folder 5-7

Beam, Jeffery 1978-1997

Carton 1, Folder 8

The Beloit Poetry Journal 1976-1984

Carton 1, Folder 9

Bender, Eleanor 1981

Carton 1, Folder 10

Bennet, John 1985-1987

Carton 1, Folder 11

Bly, Robert 1987-1992

Note

includes Point Reyes Poems corrections
Carton 1, Folder 12-15

Brandi, John 1980-1996

Note

folder 14 includes several letters from Jim Perlman of Holy Cow Press
Carton 1, Folder 16

Bredsteen, Richard 1978-1994

Carton 1, Folder 17

Bubriski, Kevin 1983-1990

Carton 1, Folder 18

Bumbershoot 1987-1996

Note

Seattle Arts Festival
Carton 1, Folder 19

Burger, Louisa 1990-1995

Carton 1, Folder 20

Buryn, Ed 1976-1998

Carton 1, Folder 21

Cape Cod reunions 1994-1997

Carton 1, Folder 22

Capra Press 1975-1998

Note

Noel Young
Carton 1, Folder 23

Christensen, Jon 1995-1998

Note

Great Basin Books
Carton 1, Folder 24

Clays-Sky, Gino 1977-1997

Carton 1, Folder 25

Coyote, Peter 1979-1998

Carton 1, Folder 26

Cuelho, Art 1986

Note

one letter and enclosures
Carton 1, Folder 27

Dahl, David 1989-1991

Carton 1, Folder 28

The Dance Palace 1980-1996

Note

organization/venue in Point Reyes Station
Carton 1, Folder 29

Daniels, Jan 1993-1997

Carton 1, Folder 30

Dern, Marie and Carl 1990-1996

Note

Jungle Garden Press
Carton 1, Folder 31

Di Prima, Diane 1980-1995

Carton 1, Folder 32

Dumaran, Adele 1986-1995

Carton 1, Folder 33

Engdahl, Lee 1986-1998

Carton 1, Folder 34

Finley, Mike 1976-1982, undated

Carton 1, Folder 35

Fisher, Steve 1986-1987

Carton 2, Folder 1

Fisk, Molly 1993-1995

Carton 2, Folder 2

Foss, Phillip 1979-1983

Carton 2, Folder 3

Fradkin, Philip 1994-1997

Carton 2, Folder 4

Francis, John 1979-1981

Carton 2, Folder 5

Freeman, Seth 1983

 

Fromberg, Robert 1982-1994

Carton 2, Folder 6

1982-1994

Carton 2, Folder 7

Family Forum on Autism newsletter 1989-1992

Carton 2, Folder 8

Fulton, Len 1979-1996

Note

Dustbooks, and Small Press Review
Carton 2, Folder 9

Gander, Forrest 1986-1998

Carton 2, Folder 10

Gilbert, David 1980-1984

Carton 2, Folder 11

Giles, Molly 1987-1998

Carton 2, Folder 12

Gilgun, John 1977-1992

Carton 2, Folder 13

Gitin, David 1978-1996

Carton 2, Folder 14

Gonzalez, Ray 1985-1989

Carton 2, Folder 15-17

Graziano, Frank 1976-1995

Note

folder 15 includes ms. and mock-up of Desemboque
Carton 2, Folder 18-30

Grunt, Ron 1979-1989 Jan.

Note

owner of Twenty-nine Palms Inn
Carton 3, Folder 1-3

Grunt, Ron 1989 Jan.-1991, undated

Carton 3, Folder 4

Hall, James B. 1986-1990

Carton 3, Folder 5

Hannon, Michael 1982-1998

Carton 3, Folder 6-7

Herron, Elizabeth 1979-1996

Carton 3, Folder 8

Hiemstra, Marvin 1992-1994

Carton 3, Folder 9

Hilton, David 1979-1993

Carton 3, Folder 10

Hussa, Linda 1993-1994

Carton 3, Folder 11

Iverson, Roderick 1987

Carton 3, Folder 12

Joanne 1988, undated

Carton 3, Folder 13

Kirschenbaum, Ira 1978-1985

Carton 3, Folder 14

Knight, Arthur and Kit 1976-1995

Note

the unspeakable visions of the individual, located in California, PA
Carton 3, Folder 15-17

Krapf, Norbert 1982-1998

Carton 3, Folder 18

Kruchkow, Diane 1982-1991

Note

Small Press News
Carton 3, Folder 19

Laird, W. David 1979-1982

Carton 3, Folder 20

Landgraf, Susan 1979-1981

Carton 3, Folder 21

Lange, Gerald 1979-1991

Note

Bieler Press
Carton 3, Folder 22

Langendorf, Adele 1985-1995

Carton 3, Folder 23

Lay, Dechen and Nancy 1977-1990, undated

Carton 3, Folder 24

Lifshin, Lyn 1979-1981, undated

Carton 3, Folder 25

Livingston, Joyce 1988-1998

Carton 3, Folder 26

Marin Poetry Center 1985-1986

Note

Board of Directors meeting minutes
Carton 3, Folder 27

Marlis, Stefanie 1989-1998

Carton 3, Folder 28

Matsueda, Pat 1982-1996

Carton 3, Folder 29

Miller, Ed 1983-1986

Carton 3, Folder 30-31

Mitchell, Donna 1987-1998, undated

Carton 4, Folder 1

Modoc County 1996-1998

Note

Arts Council, and Historical Society
Carton 4, Folder 2

Moffeit, Tony 1991-1995

Carton 4, Folder 3

Moore, Rosalie 1995-1998

Note

includes related correspondence re: Gutenberg in Strasbourg
Carton 4, Folder 4

Mycue, Edward 1989

Carton 4, Folder 5

Nations, Opal Louis 1977-1984

Carton 4, Folder 6

Ninja Press 1988-1991

Carton 4, Folder 7

Nippell, Janet and Ben Yandell 1989-1992

Carton 4, Folder 8

Pavlich, Walter 1986-1993

Carton 4, Folder 9

Pie 1980

Carton 4, Folder 10

Poets & Writers 1978-1985

Carton 4, Folder 11

Quagliano, Tony 1988; 1994

Carton 4, Folder 12

Rabbit (Harvey Simmons) 1977-1983

Carton 4, Folder 13-14

Robertson, David 1991-1998

Carton 4, Folder 15-17

Robertson, Kirk 1978-1998

Note

Duck Down Press
Carton 4, Folder 18

Rogers, Del Marie 1986-1991

Carton 4, Folder 19

Rohrs, Sarah 1990-1996

Carton 4, Folder 20

Sanchez, Thomas 1973-1995

Carton 4, Folder 21

Schevill, James 1991-1998

Carton 4, Folder 22

Skiles, Don 1978-181

Carton 4, Folder 23

Small Press Traffic 1977-1979

Carton 4, Folder 24

Smith, Gary 1987-1992, undated

Carton 4, Folder 25

Snow Bertnick, Carol 1978-1980

Carton 4, Folder 26

Spicer, David 1979-1986

Carton 4, Folder 27-29

Stewart, Frank 1976-1993, undated

Carton 4, Folder 30

Stortoni, Laura Anna 1992-1993

Carton 4, Folder 31

Swensen, Cole 1979-1997

Carton 4, Folder 32-34

Sze, Arthur 1980-1989

Carton 5, Folder 1-3

Sze, Arthur 1990-1995

Carton 5, Folder 4

Uyttenhove, Godelier 1994-1995

Carton 5, Folder 5

Van Loen, Alfred 1984-1988

Carton 5, Folder 6

Weishaus, Joel 1984

Carton 5, Folder 7

Weiss, Jason 1985-1986

Carton 5, Folder 8

Whitman, William (Dolphin) 1976-1979

Carton 5, Folder 9-12

Whitney, Elizabeth 1977-1998

Carton 5, Folder 13-14

Whitt, Michael 1991-1998

Carton 5, Folder 15

Widner, Jill 1987-1988

Carton 5, Folder 16

Wild, Peter 1976-1984

Carton 5, Folder 17-27

Witherup, William 1983-1995

Carton 6, Folder 1

Wolf, Joan 1984-1989

Carton 6, Folder 2-3

Zawadiwsky, Christine 1978-1990, undated

Carton 6, Folder 4

Zyzzyva 1993-1994

Note

Howard Junker
 

Subseries 1.2 General 1976-1998, undated

Physical Description: 4.5 cartons (4.3 linear feet)

Arrangement

Chronological

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains incoming correspondence in the basic order that Sykes filed it; each year was then arranged alphabetically. Each year was processed singularly until the 1990s, where there is some overlap due to letters from these years being filed in more than one place. Please note that while letters from most of the individuals mentioned in the previous subseries were separated, some may still remain here, and a researcher interested in a specific year should check the appropriate folders.

Note

Howard Junker
Carton 6, Folder 5

1976

Note

includes note from Ferlinghetti
Carton 6, Folder 6

1977

Carton 6, Folder 7-8

1978

Carton 6, Folder 9-10

1979

Carton 6, Folder 11-14

1980

Carton 6, Folder 15-18

1981

Carton 6, Folder 19-22

1982

Carton 6, Folder 23-25

A-N 1983

Carton 7, Folder 1-2

O-Z 1983

Carton 7, Folder 3-6

1984

Note

includes postcard from Michael McClure
Carton 7, Folder 7-10

1985

Carton 7, Folder 11-14

1986

Note

includes photographs
Carton 7, Folder 15-18

1987

Carton 7, Folder 19-20

1988

Carton 7, Folder 21-24

A-M 1989

Carton 8, Folder 1-3

N-Z 1989

Note

includes photographs
Carton 8, Folder 4-7

1990

Carton 8, Folder 8-11

1991

Carton 8, Folder 12-18

1992

Note

includes photographs
Carton 8, Folder 19-22

A-L 1993

Note

includes photographs
Carton 9, Folder 1-4

M-W 1993

Carton 9, Folder 5-12

1994-1995

Carton 9, Folder 13-23

A-Sh 1994-1997

Carton 10, Folder 1-2

Sm-Z 1994-1997

Carton 10, Folder 3-8

1997-1998

Carton 10, Folder 9

Circa 1976-1988

Carton 10, Folder 10

Circa 1981-1985

Carton 10, Folder 11-12

Circa 1986-1992

Carton 10, Folder 13

Empty envelopes 1984-1995

Carton 10, Folder 14

First names only 1989-1997, undated

Carton 10, Folder 15

Unsigned or illegible Undated

 

Series 2 Publications 1972-1999, undated

Physical Description: 8.5 cartons, 13 oversize boxes (26.25 linear feet)

Arrangement

Alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

This series documents the work that went into each title published by Sykes. There are five subseries: Individual titles, Submissions, Funding, General, and Other.
 

Subseries 2.1 Individual titles 1976-1998, undated

Physical Description: 4 cartons, 11 oversize boxes (19 linear feet)

Arrangement

Alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains files for the majority of the titles published by Sykes, including the occasional periodical Floating Island. Please note that in the following list, the oversize folders are interfiled with those in cartons; the latter folders contain earlier stages of the publication process (such as galleys or illustrations), compared to the late stage page proofs found in most of the oversize folders.
Carton 10, Folder 16

Adler, Elissa. How We Came To Be Here 1989

Carton 10, Folder 17-18

Alexander, Judith Morgan. Vanilla Custard 1986

Oversize Box 1, Folder 1

Alexander, Judith Morgan. Vanilla Custard 1988

Note

page proofs
Carton 10, Folder 19

Beam, Jeffery. The Golden Legend 1981

Oversize Box 10, Folder 1

Beam, Jeffery. The Golden Legend 1981

Note

mock-up
 

Bly, Robert

Carton 10, Folder 20-22

Point Reyes Poems 1988-1997

Oversize Box 1, Folder 2

Point Reyes Poems 1991

Note

galleys, proofs, artwork
Carton 10, Folder 23

Ten Poems by Issa 1992

Oversize Box 1, Folder 3

Ten Poems by Issa 1992

Note

page proofs, artwork
Carton 10, Folder 24-26

Brandi, John. The Cowboy From Phantom Banks 1982

Oversize Box 1, Folder 4

Brandi, John. The Cowboy From Phantom Banks 1982

Note

page proofs, artwork, sample typefaces
 

Burger, Louisa

Carton 11, Folder 1-2

Shake My Hand 1990

Carton 11, Folder 3

Swing That Pail 1992

Oversize Box 2, Folder 1

Shake My Hand and Swing That Pail 1992

Note

page proofs
Carton 11, Folder 4

Conway, Michael. The Odyssey Singer 1985

Oversize Box 2, Folder 2

Conway, Michael. The Odyssey Singer 1984

Note

page proofs
Oversize Box 13, Folder 3

Conway, Michael. The Traveler on the Mount of Gods 1985

Note

signed broadside; poem from The Odyssey Singer
Carton 11, Folder 5

Di Prima, Diane. Seminary Poems 1990-1991

Oversize Box 2, Folder 3

Di Prima, Diane. Seminary Poems 1991

Note

page proofs
Carton 11, Folder 6-9

Estero Quarterly 1992-1993

Note

includes contributions, proofs, and publicity materials
Oversize Box 10, Folder 2

Floating Island I Circa 1976

Note

mock-ups and alternate artwork
Oversize Box 13, Folder 1

Floating Island II 1979

Note

cover art, table of contents proof
Oversize Box 13, Folder 2

Floating Island III undated

Note

cover art, incomplete page proofs
Oversize Box 11, Folder 1

Floating Island IV 1989

Note

page proofs
Carton 11, Folder 10-17

Floating Island I-IV 1976-1993, undated

Note

primarily materials for III and IV
Carton 11, Folder 18

Fradkin, Philip. A Land Apart 1985

Carton 11, Folder 19

Fromberg, Robert. Blue Skies 1992

Oversize Box 2, Folder 4

Graziano, Frank. Desemboque Undated

Note

artwork
Carton 11, Folder 20-22

Grissim, John. West Marin Diary 1987-1992, undated

Oversize Box 3, Folder 1

Grissim, John. West Marin Diary 1991

Note

page proofs, select galleys
Carton 11, Folder 23-24

Hannon, Michael. Ordinary Messengers 1989-1991

Oversize Box 3, Folder 2

Hannon, Michael. Ordinary Messengers 1991

Note

page proofs and xerox copy
 

Herron, Elizabeth. While the Distance Widens

Carton 11, Folder 25

Galleys Undated

Carton 12, Folder 1-2

Mss, notes 1991-1992

Oversize Box 4, Folder 1

Page proofs 1992

Carton 12, Folder 3

Ives, Gordon Langley. Conversations with Bigfoot 1998

Oversize Box 13, Folder 3

Ives, Gordon Langley. Conversations with Bigfoot undated

Note

page proofs
Carton 12, Folder 4

Kennedy, Susan and Mike Tuggle. Cazadero Poems 1993

Carton 12, Folder 5-6

Krapf, Norbert. Circus Songs 1982-1984

Note

includes drawings by Alfred Van Loen
Oversize Box 4, Folder 2

Krapf, Norbert. Circus Songs 1984

Note

page proofs, blue line proof
Carton 12, Folder 7

Langendorf, Adele. Denial 1986

Oversize Box 4, Folder 3

Langendorf, Adele. Denial 1986

Note

page proofs
Carton 12, Folder 8

Lay, Nancy. No Film in the Camera Circa 1990

Oversize Box 5, Folder 1

Lay, Nancy. No Film in the Camera 1992

Note

page proofs
Carton 12, Folder 9

LeCuyer, Jim. A Brick For Offisa Pup 1987-1988

Oversize Box 5, Folder 2

LeCuyer, Jim. A Brick For Offisa Pup 1989

Note

page proofs, artwork
 

Lesser, Eugene.

Carton 12, Folder 10-15

Drug Abuse in Marin County Circa 1985, undated

Note

includes several early drafts, proofs
Carton 12, Folder 16

A Palindrome Is A Pal Indeed 1991

Oversize Box 5, Folder 3

Drug Abuse in Marin County and A Palindrome Is A Pal Indeed 1991, undated

Note

artwork for Drug Abuse; page proofs for Palindrome
Carton 12, Folder 17-18

Marlis, Stefanie. Sheet of Glass 1992-1993

Oversize Box 5, Folder 4

Marlis, Stefanie. Sheet of Glass 1994

Note

proofs
Carton 12, Folder 19-22

Moffeit, Tony. Poetry is Dangerous 1994, undated

Oversize Box 5, Folder 5

Moffeit, Tony. Poetry is Dangerous 1994-1995

Note

page proofs, photocopies of photographs
Carton 12, Folder 23-26

Moore, Rosalie. Gutenberg in Strasbourg 1986-1995

Carton 13, Folder 1-3

Nippell, Janet and Ben Yandell. Mostly on Foot 1986-1987

Oversize Box 6, Folder 1

Nippell and Yandell. Mostly on Foot 1989

Note

page proofs
 

Robertson, Kirk

Carton 13, Folder 4

Music 1993-1995

Oversize Box 6, Folder 2

Music 1995

Note

page proofs
Carton 13, Folder 5-6

Two Weeks Off 1983-1984

Oversize Box 10, Folder 1

Two Weeks Off 1984

Note

mock-up
Carton 13, Folder 7-8

Savant, John. Brendan's Voyage 1996-1998

Oversize Box 6, Folder 3

Savant, John. Brendan's Voyage 1997

Note

page proofs
Carton 13, Folder 9

Schevill, James. Winter Channels 1994

Oversize Box 6, Folder 4

Schevill, James. Winter Channels 1994

Note

page proofs
Carton 13, Folder 10-11

Sharkey, Peter (ed.). Learned and Leaved 1986-1987

Note

a tribute to Rosalie Moore
Carton 13, Folder 12

Sloan, Mary. A Ripple 1986

Oversize Box 7, Folder 1

Sloan, Mary. A Ripple 1986

Note

page proofs, artwork, instructions
 

Stewart, Frank

Carton 13, Folder 13-14

Flying the Red Eye 1985-1986

Oversize Box 7, Folder 2

Flying the Red Eye 1986

Note

page proofs, artwork
Carton 13, Folder 15-16

The Open Water 1981-1982

Oversize Box 7, Folder 3

The Open Water Circa 1982

Note

page proofs
Carton 13, Folder 17

Flying the Red Eye and The Open Water 1982-1986

 

Swensen, Cole

Carton 13, Folder 18-19

It's Alive She Says 1984

Carton 13, Folder 20

Park 1990-1991

Oversize Box 7, Folder 4

Park 1991

Note

page proofs, mock-up, notes
Carton 13, Folder 21

Sykes, Barbara. He Painted Cape Cod 1986-1990

Carton 13, Folder 22-23

Sze, Arthur. Dazzled 1980-1982

Oversize Box 13, Folder 3

Sze, Arthur. Dazzled 1982

Note

mock-up
 

Torre, Stephan

Carton 13, Folder 24

The Raven Wakes Me Up Circa 1991

Carton 13, Folder 25

You Gave Me These Rivers Circa 1988

Oversize Box 7, Folder 5

The Raven Wakes Me Up and You Gave Me These Rivers 1988-1991

Note

page proofs
Carton 13, Folder 26-27

Whitt, Michael. Wild Harvest 1994

Oversize Box 8, Folder 1

Whitt, Michael. Wild Harvest 1995

Note

page proofs, color negatives of cover image
 

Wild, Peter

Carton 14, Folder 1

Barn Fires 1976-1978

Oversize Box 8, Folder 2

Barn Fires 1978

Note

page proofs, artwork
Carton 14, Folder 2

The Light on Little Mormon Lake 1980-1983

Oversize Box 10, Folder 1

The Light on Little Mormon Lake 1981

Note

mock-up
Carton 14, Folder 3-4

Witherup, William. Black Ash, Orange Fire 1985-1986

Oversize Box 9, Folder 1

Witherup, William. Black Ash, Orange Fire 1986

Note

page proofs
Carton 14, Folder 5-9

Wolf, Joan. The Divided Sphere 1982-1985

Oversize Box 9, Folder 2

Zawadiwsky, Christine. Sleeping With The Enemy 1980-1983

Note

page proofs, blue line proof, cover artwork
 

Subseries 2.2 Submissions 1969-1999

Physical Description: 3.75 cartons (3.75 linear feet)

Arrangement

Alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains typed manuscripts submitted to Sykes for possible publication. Many of these submissions were found mixed in with correspondence from the writer.

Note

page proofs, blue line proof, cover artwork
Carton 14, Folder 10

Addonizio, Kim. Dark Veil 1993

Carton 14, Folder 11-12

Beam, Jeffery. What Inn Is This 1983-1986

Carton 14, Folder 13

Casey, Margaret 1992

Carton 14, Folder 14

Dasmann, Sandra 1988-1990

Carton 14, Folder 15

Doyle, Kirby. Hand O' Man 1993

Carton 14, Folder 16

Dumaran, Adele. The Wedding Feast 1987

Carton 14, Folder 17-18

Enright, John 1978-1985

Note

includes correspondence
Carton 14, Folder 19

Fleming, Gerald. Swimmer Climbing Onto Shore 1992

Carton 14, Folder 20

Gifford, Barry. A Good Man To Know 1987

Carton 14, Folder 21

Goldfield, Joyce H. 1993

Carton 14, Folder 22

Graziano, Frank. Homages 1981

Carton 14, Folder 23

Gunstrom, Nickie J. 1996

Carton 14, Folder 24

Hannon, Michael 1982-1988

Carton 14, Folder 25

Hemp, Christine. To the River and Wait 1997

Carton 14, Folder 26-27

Henning, Diana 1995-1996

Note

re: Arts in Corrections program, and the William James Foundation
Carton 15, Folder 1

Herbert, Kristen. Crib Notes for the Palmist Undated

Carton 15, Folder 2

High, John. The Desire Notebooks Circa 1992

Carton 15, Folder 3

Keeley, P. Honan. Dogs of Philly Circa 1991

Carton 15, Folder 4

Krapf, Norbert. Blue-Eyed Grass 1984

Carton 15, Folder 5

Levien, Francine 1994

Carton 15, Folder 6-7

Matsueda, Pat 1987-1993

Carton 15, Folder 8

McPherson, Sandra 1992

Carton 15, Folder 9

Money, Peter. These Are My Shoes 1992

Carton 15, Folder 10

Mueller, John 1979

Carton 15, Folder 11

NeJame, Adele. Fieldwork 1991-1994

Note

same person as Adele Dumaran; includes correspondence
Carton 15, Folder 12

Rogers, Del Marie. The Real World 1986

Carton 15, Folder 13

Schenker, Donald. Owl 1993

Carton 15, Folder 14

Steward, D. E. Bjornoy Radio Circa 1983

Carton 15, Folder 15

Stortoni, Laura Anna. The Moon and the Island 1992-1993

Note

includes preface by Diane Di Prima
Carton 15, Folder 16

Swensen, Cole Undated

Carton 15, Folder 17

Sze, Arthur. Red River 1987

Carton 15, Folder 18

Thornton, Joan 1998

Note

includes two collections by 7 West Marin Writers
Carton 15, Folder 19

Tuggle, Mike. Grappling 1986

Carton 15, Folder 20

Webb, Alice 1999

Carton 15, Folder 21-22

Whitney, Elizabeth 1979-1992

Note

includes proposals for New Weather Observer
Carton 15, Folder 23-24

Yandell, Ben. In Highland Park 1994

Carton 15, Folder 25-26

Zawadiwsky, Christine 1985-1988

Carton 15, Folder 27

Zivojnov, Vladen Mijatovich 1991

Carton 15, Folder 28

Floating Island II 1973-1976

Note

includes one from Ferlinghetti
Carton 16, Folder 1-6

Floating Island III 1969-1980

Note

includes Diane Di Prima
Carton 16, Folder 7-20

Floating Island IV 1981-1991

Note

includes Cole Swensen; some in galley form
Carton 16, Folder 21-25

General 1981-1997

Note

includes Elizabeth Whitney and Michael Whitt
 

Subseries 2.3 Funding 1976-1995

Physical Description: 21 folders (0.75 linear feet)

Arrangement

Alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains financial information related to Syke's publications, specifically grant applications to help fund his work, and invoices from printers.

Note

includes Elizabeth Whitney and Michael Whitt
 

Grants

Carton 16, Folder 26

Ariete Foundation 1977-1980

Carton 16, Folder 27-28

California Arts Council 1976-1981

Carton 17, Folder 1

Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines (CCLM) 1980-1982

Carton 17, Folder 2

Marin Arts Council 1990-1994

Carton 17, Folder 3-7

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 1978-1993

Carton 17, Folder 8

Poets & Writers, Inc. 1989-1993

Carton 17, Folder 9

General 1977-1995

Carton 17, Folder 10-18

Invoices, quotes, and bills 1975-1993

 

Subseries 2.4 General 1976-1997, undated

Physical Description: 20 folders, 3 oversize folders (1.75 linear feet)

Arrangement

Alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

This subseries primarily contains folders of assorted artwork related to Floating Island's publications. Draft, proof, and final versions exist for many of the flyers found here; the contents of the folder titled "cover art" were originally found together and select items were added. Clippings are located in the folder titled "reviews," although some may exist in the set of advertising folders as well.
Carton 17, Folder 19-35

Advertising 1976-1996

Note

includes artwork, flyers, press releases and other publicity
Oversize Box 11, Folder 2

Artwork for books, flyers, other illustrations Circa 1982-1991

Oversize Box 12, Folder 1

Calendars (wall hanging) 1981-1993

Note

1981, 1983-1985, 1990, 1993; includes appointments and events related to publications
Carton 17, Folder 36

Copyright forms 1976-1987

Oversize Box 12, Folder 2

Cover art Undated

Note

includes Floating Island I, II, IV; final proofs for many books
Carton 17, Folder 37-39

Reviews 1976-1997

Note

clippings, not organized, includes feature articles
 

Subseries 2.5 Other 1972-1998

Physical Description: 18 folders, 1 oversize folder (1 linear foot)

Arrangement

Alphabetical

Scope and Content Note

This subseries begins with titles that Sykes worked on in some way, such as typesetting and printing, but did not publish. Then there are several folders of publications related to small presses or local events that may contain Floating Island ads or reviews. Two folders at the end contain items that did not fit into other subseries.

Note

clippings, not organized, includes feature articles
Carton 18, Folder 1

Literature & Hawaii's Children 1988-1998

Note

conference and related publications, includes invoices
Carton 18, Folder 2-3

Thompson, Illia. Moments 1987

Note

published by Blackthorne Press
 

Tooth of Time Books

Carton 18, Folder 4

Brandi, John. Hymn for a Night Feast 1987

Carton 18, Folder 5

Connor, Julia. Making the Good 1988

Carton 18, Folder 6

En Breve, Minimalism in West Mexico Poetry 1988

Carton 18, Folder 7

Lau, Carolyn. Wode Shuofa (My Way of Speaking) 1987-1988

Carton 18, Folder 8

Vega, Janine Pommy. Drunk on a Glacier 1988

Note

includes correspondence from John Brandi
Carton 18, Folder 9

Bookpaper 1977-1990

Carton 18, Folder 10

Literary Arts Hawaii 1986-1989

Carton 18, Folder 11

Marin Arts 1983

Oversize Box 12, Folder 3

Marin Review; Sonoma Style ; Invisible City 1977-1989

Carton 18, Folder 12

Point Reyes Light 1972-1989

Carton 18, Folder 13

Sipapu; Small Press Review 1976-1982

Carton 18, Folder 14

Tomales Bay Times; Total Recall ; Vivo; West Coast News ; Zam Bamba! 1976-1998

Carton 18, Folder 15-16

General titles, A-P 1976-1995

Carton 18, Folder 17

Notes Undated

Carton 18, Folder 18

Personal 1980-1998