Finding Aid for the Judson Crews Papers, 1936-1961

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Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Judson Crews Papers, 1936-1961

Collection number: 673

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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© 2001 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Judson Crews Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1936-1961
Collection number: 673
Creator: Crews, Judson
Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Judson Campbell Crews (1917- ) was a lecturer in social development studies at the University of Zambia, Lusaka (1974-78) wrote numerous books of poetry and contributed to some 350 periodicals. The collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, published works and ephemera related to Crews' career as poet and editor of avant-garde and poetry magazines.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Judson Crews, 1949.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Judson Crews Papers (Collection 673). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 964564 

Biography

Judson Campbell Crews was born on June 30, 1917 in Waco, Texas; BA (1941), MA (1944), and studied Fine Arts (1946-47) at Baylor University; pursued graduate study at University of Texas at El Paso, 1967; landscape architect in Waco, 1936-39; publisher of Motive press (Waco, Texas) and Este Es Press (Taos, New Mexico), 1946-66; printer at Taos Star, El Crepusculo, and Taos News Publishing Company, 1948-66; lecturer in social development studies, University of Zambia, Lusaka, 1974-78; wrote numerous books of poetry and contributor to some 350 periodicals, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Now, Wormwood Review, Puerto del Sol, and Southwestern American Literature.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, published works and ephemera related to Crews' career as poet and editor of avant-garde and poetry magazines. Correspondents include Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin. Collection also contains submitted manuscripts from Henry Miller, Charles Birkin, Bruce Brown, Montgomery Hare, Norman MacLeod, Paul Potts, David S. Savage, and others.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-4).
  2. Poetry and short story manuscripts (Box 4).
  3. Manuscripts by Henry Miller (Box 4).
  4. Ephemera (Box 4).
  5. Publications (Box 4).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Crews, Judson--Archives.
Miller, Henry, 1891- --Correspondence.
Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977--Correspondence.
Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources.
Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.


Container List

 

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 1

Anderson, Wendell. November 1941-October 1943.

Physical Description: 20 items (61 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 2

Anderson, Wendell. November 1943-January 1944.

Physical Description: 21 items (78 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 3

Anderson, Wendell. January-March 1944.

Physical Description: 26 items (66 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 4

Anderson, Wendell. March 1944-February 1945.

Physical Description: 29 items (68 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 5

Anderson, Wendell. April-November 1945.

Physical Description: 19 items (35 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 6

Appleman, Stratton. 1939-1943.

Physical Description: 24 items (44 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 7

Barclay, Aura Lee. ca. 1945.

Physical Description: 6 items (10 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 8

Beaudoin, Kenneth Lawrence. July 1936-May 1942.

Physical Description: 41 items (85 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 9

Beaudoin, Kenneth Lawrence. 1942-1947.

Physical Description: 31 items (55 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 10

Best, Betty Jo. October 1946-November 1947.

Physical Description: 25 items (77 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 11

Briscoe, Lila Bess. April 1943-October 1946.

Physical Description: 15 items (20 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 12

Collier, Oscar. May 1942-January 1947.

Physical Description: 40 items (106 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 13

Croft, Maxwell Howard. October 1940-September 1942.

Physical Description: 37 items (47 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 14

Croft, Maxwell Howard. September 1942-September 1946.

Physical Description: 19 items (46 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 15

Crowley, Joseph. July 1941-January 1947.

Physical Description: 27 items (35 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 16

Dewey, Dorothy. January 1944-September 1947.

Physical Description: 25 items (47 leaves).
Box 1, Folder 17

Fraenkel, Michael. June 1945-October 1948.

Physical Description: 26 items (38 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 1

Gordon, Kenneth. December 1944-October 1946.

Physical Description: 7 items (9 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 2

Greer, Scott. March-July 1942.

Physical Description: 20 items (51 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 3

Greer, Scott. July-October 1942.

Physical Description: 21 items (49 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 4

Greer, Scott. October-November 1942.

Physical Description: 25 items (52 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 5

Greer, Scott. November 1942-March 1943.

Physical Description: 34 items (54 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 6

Greer, Scott. March-December 1943.

Physical Description: 41 items (59 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 7

Greer, Scott. December 1943-April 1944.

Physical Description: 27 items (55 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 8

Greer, Scott. August 1944-June 1946.

Physical Description: 37 items (73 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 9

Greer, Scott. June 1946-January 1947.

Physical Description: 22 items (79 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 10

Greer, Scott. January-December 1947.

Physical Description: 35 items (79 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 11

Greer, Scott. December 1947-November 1948.

Physical Description: 18 items (41 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 12

Hanson, Kenneth O. ca. 1947.

Physical Description: 9 items (23 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 13

Harper, Carol Ely. July 1946-May 1947.

Physical Description: 28 items (43 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 14

Harper, Carol Ely. June 1947-October 1948.

Physical Description: 53 items (127 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 15

Harwell, Meade. March 1944-February 1947.

Physical Description: 8 items (8 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 16

Hoffman, Joseph. February 1941-July 1942.

Physical Description: 11 items (14 leaves).
Box 2, Folder 17

Jordan, Sidney. n.d.

Physical Description: 4 items (8 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 1

Kapustka, Bruce. June 1936-October 1937.

Physical Description: 28 items (46 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 2

Kapustka, Bruce. November 1937-June 1942.

Physical Description: 34 items (49 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 3

Kinzinger, Delia Hildegarde. July 1943-July 1944.

Physical Description: 25 items (52 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 4

Leite, George and Nancy. March 1944-March 1945.

Physical Description: 11 items (14 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 5

Lewis, James Franklin. September 1943-September 1944.

Physical Description: 13 items (24 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 6

Lisle, Floy Dewey. November 1942-December 1945.

Physical Description: 13 items (24 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 7

Meyer, Christine. December 1939-September 1942.

Physical Description: 8 items (18 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 8

Miller, Henry. October 1942-August 1944.

Physical Description: 42 items (49 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 9

Miller, Henry and Lepska. October 1944-February 1947.

Physical Description: 43 items (62 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 10

Miller, Henry and Lepska. March 1947-November 1948.

Physical Description: 34 items (53 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 11

Moore, Everett. 1960-1961.

Physical Description: 3 items (4 leaves), 3 pieces ephemera.
Box 3, Folder 12

Moser, Alice. July 1940-September 1946.

Physical Description: 7 items (7 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 13

Night, Ralph. August 1938-January 1939.

Physical Description: 4 items (5 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 14

Nin, Anaïs. 1943-1945.

Physical Description: 14 items (17 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 15

Peterson, William. August 1937-August 1940.

Physical Description: 37 items (51 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 16

Peterson, William. September 1940-November 1945.

Physical Description: 41 items (81 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 17

Phillips, Wayne. February-August 1948.

Physical Description: 20 items (38 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 18

Plummer, Honey Briggs. February-October 1948.

Physical Description: 24 items (47 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 19

Powell, Lawrence Clark. August 1946-July 1952.

Physical Description: 32 items (32 leaves), 2 enclosures.
Box 3, Folder 20

Rice, Dorabel. October 1944-July 1946.

Physical Description: 27 items (89 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 21

Rice, Dorabel. July 1946-November 1947.

Physical Description: 32 items (59 leaves).
Box 3, Folder 22

Rice, Dorabel. December 1947-October 1948.

Physical Description: 12 items (13 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 1

Stephens, Pauline Francis. December 1947-August 1948.

Physical Description: 7 items (7 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 2

Swallow, Alan. May 1938-January 1947.

Physical Description: 23 items (38 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 3

Uppedegraff, Kay. August 1942-July 1947.

Physical Description: 39 items (79 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 4

Weatherby, Meredith. August 1937-December 1944.

Physical Description: 38 items (60 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 5

White, Emil. ca. 1947-1948.

Physical Description: 7 items (7 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 6

Winslow, Walker. 1946.

Physical Description: 4 items (5 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 7

Rejection letters. v.p., v.d.

Physical Description: 121 items (121 leaves).

Note

Includes letters from James Baughlin and Caresse Crosby.
 

Poetry and Short Story Manuscripts

Box 4, Folder 8

A - C.

Physical Description: 30 items (65 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 8

Barth, Ruvin.

Physical Description: 2 poems (2 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 8

Beamish, Rae.

Physical Description: 3 poems (4 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 8

Beaudoin, Kenneth Lawrence.

Physical Description: 5 poems (5 leaves), typescript; book review (5 leaves), typescript; Conversation of a lady, 4 leaves, typescript.
Box 4, Folder 8

Bennell, Florence M.

Physical Description: 2 poems (2 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 8

Birkin, Charles. Chains. London, n.d.

Physical Description: 16 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 4, Folder 8

Bostwick, Lawrence.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 8

Bovey, John. Night life. Cambridge, Massachusetts, n.d.

Physical Description: 8 leaves. Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 8

Bradley, Arthur F.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 8

Brown, Bruce. Klondike. Hillsdale, New Jersey, n.d.

Physical Description: 5 leaves. Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 8

Chaloupa, Marge.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 8

Croft, Maxwell Howard.

Physical Description: 5 poems (5 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 8

Cunningham, M.J.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 9

D - F.

Physical Description: 10 items (15 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 9

Dark, Robert L., Jr.

Physical Description: 4 poems (7 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 9

Day, Charles, Jr.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 9

Douglas, Gilean.

Physical Description: 2 poems (2 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 9

DuBois, Arthur E.

Physical Description: 1 poem (2 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 9

Erickson, Edwin M.

Physical Description: 1 poem (2 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 9

Fraser, Dorothy May.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 10

G - J.

Physical Description: 14 items (15 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 10

George, Selwyn.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 10

Greene, Edward.

Physical Description: 2 poems (2 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 10

Greenwood, Doris Audrey.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 10

Grinnell, Fannie M.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 10

Hare, Montgomery.

Physical Description: 2 poems (3 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 10

Harper, Lawrence A.

Physical Description: 3 poems (4 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 10

Heaton, Jouette Brawner.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 10

Hudson, T. David.

Physical Description: 2 poems (2 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 10

Hughes, Ken.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 11

I - leaves.

Physical Description: 5 items (5 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 11

Joseph, Leah.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 11

Judson, Carmen.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 11

Kempe, Joseph C.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 11

Laurence, Richard.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript (carbon).
Box 4, Folder 11

Liebhardt, Louise.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 12

Mc - M.

Physical Description: 5 items (9 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 12

MacLeod, Norman.

Physical Description: 1 poem (4 leaves) Typescript (carbon).
Box 4, Folder 12

McNair, Lura Thomas.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript (carbon).
Box 4, Folder 12

Manch, Joseph Rodman.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 12

Michaux, Joy H.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 12

Miller, Henry. SEE Box 4, folder 15.

Box 4, Folder 12

Morehouse, Bert.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 13

N - R.

Physical Description: 14 items (32 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 13

Newman, Sol.

Physical Description: 3 poems (3 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 13

O'Brien, M. N. The poet and the kitten. New York, n.d.

Physical Description: 14 leaves. Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 13

Oles, Floyd.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 13

Ott, William leaves.

Physical Description: 2 poems (2 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 13

Potts, Paul.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 13

Renard, Norman.

Physical Description: 4 poems (8 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 13

Ruetz, Frank.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 14

S - Z.

Physical Description: 42 items (48 leaves).
Box 4, Folder 14

Savage, David S.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 14

Smith, Harriet Fuller.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 14

Spaulding, Kenneth.

Physical Description: 2 poems (2 leaves) Typescript, typescript (carbon).
Box 4, Folder 14

Stirling, Glen.

Physical Description: 3 poems (3 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 14

Stuart, Roger Winship.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 14

Wassall, Irma.

Physical Description: 7 poems (7 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 14

Webb, W. Caldwell.

Physical Description: 24 poems (30 leaves) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 14

Wells, Peter.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 14

West, Donald.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 14

Wilhelmson, Virginia.

Physical Description: 1 poem (1 leaf) Typescript.
 

Manuscripts by Henry Miller

Box 4, Folder 15

O Lake of Light. Los Angeles, n.d.

Physical Description: 1 leaf. Typescript.
Box 4, Folder 15

Letter of Thanksgiving. Big Sur, n.d.

Physical Description: 8 leaves. Typescript (carbon)
Box 4, Folder 15

Letter to Huntington Cairus. Big Sur, 1944.

Physical Description: 3 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 4, Folder 15

Letter to Dear friends. Big Sur, n.d.

Physical Description: 2 leaves. Typescript (carbon) on Miller's letterhead. Another copy: 2 leaves. Multilith.
Box 4, Folder 15

The Asylum All in Gold. n.p., 1944. Miller's penciled note in upper left corner: First and only attempt at radio script--for John Cage and his music.

Physical Description: 10 leaves. Typescript (carbon). Inscribed: For Sgt. Crews from his good friend Henry Miller 12/21/43.
Box 4, Folder 15

Open letter to the New Republic. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 7 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 4, Folder 15

Fragment from The Rosy Crucifixion. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 42 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 4, Folder 15

Fragment from The Rosy Crucifixion. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 35 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 4, Folder 15

An open letter to all and sundry. Los Angeles, 1943.

Physical Description: 6 leaves. Multilith.
Box 4, Folder 15

Open letter re publication of The Angel Is My Watermark. n.p., ca. 1943. Photographic reproduction.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4, Folder 15

Ephemera re Miller.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 4, Folder 16

Ephemera.

Physical Description: 6 items.
 

Publications

Box 4, Folder 17

The Flying Fish (formerly Reader's Choice). Taos, New Mexico, 1947 [Edited by Judson Crews].

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 4, Folder 17

no.[] [c. 1947].

Box 4, Folder 17

no.[] February/March 1948.

Box 4, Folder 17

no.4 (1948).

Box 4, Folder 18

The Naked Ear. Ranches of Taos, New Mexico, n.d. [Edited by Judson Crews].

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 4, Folder 18

no.1-11.

Box 4, Folder 19

Poetry Taos. Ranches of Taos, New Mexico, 1957 [Edited by Judson Crews].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4, Folder 19

no.1 (1957 annual).

Box 4, Folder 20

Crews, Judson. The Heart in Naked Hunger. n.p., n.d.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4, Folder 21

Crews, Judson. No is the Night [Waco, Texas, Motive Book Shop, n.d.].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4, Folder 22

Mason, Mason Jordan. Notebook #23 [Ranches of Taos, New Mexico, Motive Book Shop, n.d.].

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 4, Folder 23

Mason, Mason Jordan. The Yardarm of Murphy's Kite [Ranches of Taos, New Mexico, Motive Press, c. 1956] With this: variant copy.

Physical Description: 2 items.