Papers of scholar, critic, and founder of the UCSD literature department and the Archive for New Poetry. Included is correspondence
regarding a wide variety of topics, for example, Jack Spicer research and the creation of the poetry archive. Correspondents
include Robert Bly, David Ignatow, and Marshall McLuhan. Also included are a number of Pearce's scholarly projects (including
the "Transcendental Workbook") and notes for several lectures.
Roy Harvey Pearce has had a long and distinguished career in the field of literature. The founding father of both the UCSD
literature department and the UCSD Archive for New Poetry, Pearce has also taught at the Ohio State University, UC Berkeley,
Johns Hopkins, and the Claremont Graduate School. He is the author of THE SAVAGES OF AMERICA/SAVAGISM AND CIVILIZATION (1953/1983),
THE CONTINUITY OF AMERICAN POETRY (1961), HAWTHORNE CENTENARY ESSAYS (1964), HISTORICISM ONCE MORE (1969), and GESTA HUMANORUM:
STUDIES IN THE HISTORICIST MODE, as well as being the editor of COLONIAL AMERICAN WRITING (1950) and a general editior of
THE CENTENARY EDITION OF THE WORKS OF NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (1962-).
12.6 Linear feet
33 archives boxes, 2 oversize folders
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