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Bruce Boone papers, 1940-2014 47.17 Linear Feet

Boone, Bruce
Bruce Boone is a poet, writer, translator, and activist living and working in San Francisco, CA. The Bruce Boone papers span the years 1940-2014 and contain Boone's manuscripts, correspondence, personal records, writings by contemporaries, and original artwork. The collection contains paper, analog, and born-digital records.
Jacobus, Harry
The Harry Jacobus collection includes 400 prints of digital art by Jacobus, some of which are manipulations of his paintings and drawings; photographs from San Francisco and travels in Europe and Mexico; a file on the King Ubu Gallery, including photocopied exhibition fliers; correspondence from Jess and other friends and associates; and a digital recording of Robert Duncan's "Foust Foutu" performed at The Six Gallery.
Adam, Helen
Helen Adam (1909-1993) was a poet and visual artist of the San Francisco Renaissance. Born in Scotland, she garnered acclaim at a young age for her collection of poems titled The Elfin Peddlar. After attending Edinburgh University for two years Helen and her sister and frequent collaborator Pat Adam worked as journalists in London before moving to the United States with their mother in 1939. The family made their way to San Francisco, at the beginning of what would become the San Francisco Renaissance. Here her artistic career flourished, and she published a number of poetic and visual works. Following the success of her play San Francisco's Burning, the sisters moved to New York City where they remained for the rest of their lives. The material in the Helen Adam Collection contains over 100 collages, 119 scrapbooks, manuscripts for several books of poetry and individual poems as well as production material from Adam's dramatic work such as San Francisco's Burning and Daydream of Darkness. Also included are personal documents, artwork, and ephemera.
Montague, John
The John Montague Collection contains an extensive collection of manuscripts, typescripts, proofs, reviews, and/or correspondence for many of Montague's books; Montague's notebooks from 1956 to 1972; 20 letters from and other materials relating to Hugh MacDiarmid; 18 letters and other materials relating to Robert Graves; 10 letters or letter-cards from Samuel Beckett; approximately 100 pages of correspondence with Thomas Kinsella; other correspondence with writers such as Thomas Parkinson, Robin Skelton, Robert Duncan, Gary Snyder, Michel Deguy, and René Char.
Mariah, Paul, 1937-1996
The Manroot/Paul Mariah Collection contains the editorial and business records for Manroot including production material, correspondence, and financial records; personal records for Paul Mariah including manuscripts, correspondence, school work, poetry community ephemera; and activism records for gay and prisoners rights.
Cole, Norma
Norma Cole is a poet, translator, visual artist, and educator. Born in Toronto, Canada, she learned French at an early age and received her B.A. in Modern Languages and Literature and M.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Toronto. She has translated a number of French writers into English, and has published over 30 books and chapbooks of her own poetry, some of which incorporates her visual work. Cole has lived in San Francisco since the early 1970s and has held adjunct and visiting professorships and residencies at a number of institutions, including the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, the Naropa Institute, the University of California, Berkeley, St. Mary's College, Temple University, and Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. The Norma Cole Collection, 1987-2014, contains journals, notebooks, photographic material, and ephemera related to her poetry and visual art, as well as a significant amount of material related to her teaching, primarily at University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.
The Poetry Collection
The Phoenix collection consists of approximately 5,000 pages of letters and manuscripts underscoring the magazine's literary and political principles. The archive contains significant correspondence from Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Robert Duncan, Michael Fraenkel, Frieda Lawrence, and Derek Savage; material by James Peter Cooney; and photographs.
Kelly, Robert, 1935-
The Robert Kelly Collection contains an extensive collection of Kelly's autographed and typed manuscripts and notebooks (approximately 58,000 pages); over 4,000 letters to Kelly from such writers as Cid Corman, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Ted Enslin, Clayton Eshleman, Charles Olson, Jonathan Williams, and Diane Wakoski; and copies of many of Kelly's letters to others.
Bronk, William

Correspondence, manuscripts, audio cassettes, photographs, and printed materials. The correspondence covers the years 1934 through 1999 and consists mostly of letters to and from James L. Weil, whose Elizabeth Press was Bronk's publisher from 1969 to 1981, from Eugene Canadé, an artist who illustrated many of Bronk's books, from Bronk's sisters, and from many friends. There are also letters from W.H. Auden; Paul Auster, Cid Corman (Bronk's first publisher and founder of ORIGIN, the magazine in which many of Bronk's early poems first appeared), Robert Creeley, Samuel French Morse, Gilbert Sorrentino, and many other well-known authors. The manuscripts include notebooks and binders containing handwritten and typed drafts of poems and essays. They document nearly all of Bronk's published writings including the collection of essays he completed in the 1940s which was published in 1980 as THE BROTHER IN ELYSIUM as well as the collection of poems published in 1981 as LIFE SUPPORTS: NEW AND COLLECTED POEMS for which Bronk won the American Books Award in 1982. There are also page proofs, photographs of Bronk, many audio cassettes of Bronk reading his work in the 1970s and the 1980s and printed materials