Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Edith Jarolim Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 200
Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Language of Material:
4.4 Linear feet
(9 archives boxes, and 4 oversize folders)
Date (inclusive): 1934-1985
Edith Jarolim's project files for her two editions of Paul Blackburn's works,
The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn
The Parallel Voyages
. Included are photocopies of Blackburn's correspondence and manuscripts deposited in other libraries and Jarolim's correspondence
with Blackburn's family and friends. Also of interest are her copious notes on the composition of each of Blackburn's poems.
The research items on Paul Blackburn date between 1934 and 1975, while the material related to her publications date between
Scope and Content of Collection
The Edith Jarolim Collection is a valuable resource for researchers seeking information on the life and work of Paul Blackburn
and those who are interested in the process of editing a collected work. The materials occupy 4.4 linear feet. Included are
photocopies of correspondence by Paul Blackburn and by Edith Jarolim and photocopies of Blackburn's work contained in other
institutional and private manuscript collections consulted by Jarolim. The collection also contains production materials for
The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn published in 1985. The Paul Blackburn items span the years 1934 to 1975, while the book production materials and related
correspondence date between 1981-1985. The collection is arranged in two series: 1) RESEARCH MATERIALS and 2) BOOK PRODUCTION
SERIES ONE: RESEARCH MATERIALS
The first series, RESEARCH MATERIALS, is divided into two subseries: A) Subject Files:
The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn and B) Subject Files: Miscellaneous.
The first subseries contains the research files Jarolim used and correspondence she wrote while preparing
The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn. Included in this series are photocopies of the earliest known typescripts of Blackburn's poems and letters written to or
by Blackburn. Jarolim photocopied most of the material in this series from manuscript collections from libraries and individuals
around the nation. The photocopies date between 1934 and 1975. This subseries also includes correspondence between Jarolim
and Blackburn's family, colleagues and friends. The Jarolim correspondence is dated 1981-1985.
Also included in this subseries are several hundred notecards filled with Jarolim's research notes on Blackburn's poems. The
notecards record the name of Blackburn's poems, the date and location of the poem's composition, and the sources Jarolim used
to verify this information. The notecards have been placed at the beginning of this subseries. The manuscript material and
Jarolim correspondence is arranged alphabetically according to the institution or individual the material originated from,
and then chronologically.
The second subseries, Subject Files: Miscellaneous, contains research material compiled by Jarolim that is not clearly linked
to her editing of
The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn. Included in this subseries are photocopies of published books and articles written by Paul Blackburn with Jarolim's annotations
and miscellaneous articles about Paul Blackburn. Also included are research materials, such as copies of Blackburn manuscript
collections, notes and correspondence that Jarolim compiled while editing
The Parallel Voyages (1987). This subseries is arranged so that the articles about and by Blackburn are placed at the beginning and are followed
by the photocopies of Blackburn's published manuscripts, arranged alphabetically by title. The research material for
The Parallel Voyages is placed at the end.
SERIES TWO: BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS
The second series, BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS contains correspondence, typescripts, art work, galley pages and page proofs
The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn. The material in this series is arranged so that it mirrors the book production process from beginning to end.
American literary scholar trained at New York University and editor of two posthumous editions of Paul Blackburn's poetry.
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Edith Jarolim Collection, MSS 200. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
American poetry--20th century