United Artists Records, 1977-1983 (MSS 0012)

Extent: 3.6 Linear feet (9 archives boxes)

Records of United Artists, a publishing company established by poets Lewis Warsh and Bernadette Mayer in 1977. Successor to Angel Hair magazine and Angel Hair Books, United Artists published works of contemporary poets and writers, including Ted Berrigan, Clark Coolidge, Alan Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, and Bill Berkson. Correspondence with these and other United Artist contributors can be found in the collection. Also included are typescripts of works submitted and materials used for production of United Artists publications.

Established by Lewis Warsh and Bernadette Mayer in 1977, United Artists press was located in New York City until it went out of business in at the end of the 1980s. Typically, the press published four titles a year, generally with a run of 750 copies each. While they provided a venue for artists who could not publish with mainstream presses, Warsh and Mayer also published established writers such as Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, and Gregory Corso, all of whom had secured contracts with trade publishers.

The forerunners of United Artists were Angel Hair (magazine) and Angel Hair Books, a press which Warsh co-founded and co-edited from 1966 to 1977. Many of the contributors to United Artists, such as Ted Berrigan and Clark Coolidge, had previously been associated with Angel Hair Books. Both presses were dependent on sales-generated income combined with the support offered by grants and awards. Warsh was a recipient of National Endowment for the Arts grants in 1966 and 1979, and he received a Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines award in 1981.

Records of United Artists Records, a publishing company established by poets Lewis Warsh and Bernadette Mayer in 1977. Successor to Angel Hair magazine and Angel Hair Books, United Artists published works of contemporary poets and writers, including Ted Berrigan, Clark Coolidge, Alan Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, and Bill Berkson. Correspondence with United Artists contributors, typescripts of works submitted, and production materials can be found in the collection.

Arranged in three series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) TYPESCRIPTS, GALLEY AND PAGE PROOFS OF U.A. BOOKS, and 3) TYPESCRIPTS SUBMITTED TO UNITED ARTISTS MAGAZINE.

Container List

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE: Professional and personal correspondence of writers and editors associated with United Artists. Arranged alphabetically by surname.

Box 1 Folder 1
Acker, Kathy

4 APC, 2 APCs, 1 AL, 2 ALs, 3 TL, 3 TLs

Box 1 Folder 2
Ball, David

2 ALs, 1 TLs

Box 1 Folder 3
Banks, Russell

1 APCs, 1 TPCs, 5 TLs

Box 1 Folder 4
Benson, Steve

1 ALs, 1 TLs

Box 1 Folder 5
Berge, Carol

6 TLs; 1 prose TS

Box 1 Folder 6
Berkson, Bill to Bernadette Mayer, 1971 - 1975

13 APCs, 1 ALs, 2 TLs. n.d.

Box 1 Folder 7
Berkson, Bill to Bernadette Mayer, 1976 - 1977

4 APCs, 2 ALs, 7 TLs

Box 1 Folder 8
Berkson, Bill to Bernadette Mayer, 1978 - 1978

1 APCs, 8 TLs

Box 1 Folder 9
Berkson, Bill, 1979 - 1979

8 TLs

Box 1 Folder 10
Berkson, Bill to Bernadette Mayer, 1980 - 1980

1 APCs, 6 TLs; 1 poem TS

Box 1 Folder 11
Berkson, Bill to Lewis Warsh, 1969 - 1969

2 APCs, 1 AL. n.d.

Box 1 Folder 12
Berkson, Bill to Lewis Warsh, 1973 - 1973

6 APCs, 4 ALs, 10 TLs; 3 poems TS

Box 1 Folder 13
Berkson, Bill to Lewis Warsh, 1974 - 1974

8 APCs, 11 TLs, 3 poems TS

Box 1 Folder 14
Berkson, Bill to Lewis Warsh, 1975 - 1975

6 APCs, 3 ALs, 7 TLs, 1 poem TS

Box 1 Folder 15
Berkson, Bill to Lewis Warsh, 1976 - 1976

2 APCs, 8 TLs

Box 1 Folder 16
Berkson, Bill to Lewis Warsh, 1977 - 1977

1 ALs, 7 TLs

Box 1 Folder 17
Berkson, Bill to Lewis Warsh, 1978 - 1978

3 APCs, 14 TLs

Box 1 Folder 18
Berkson, Bill to Lewis Warsh, 1979 - 1979

5 APCs, 1 ALs, 8 TLs; 9 poems TS, 1 prose TS

Box 1 Folder 19
Berkson, Bill to Lewis Warsh, 1980 - 1980

2 APCs, 1 TPCs, 7 TLs; 3 poems TS, 1 prose TS

Box 1 Folder 20
Berkson, Bill to Lewis Warsh, 1981 - 1983

5 APCs, 5 ALs, 8 TLs

Box 1 Folder 21
Bernstein, Charles to Bernadette Mayer

5 ALs, 1 TL, 4 TLs

Box 1 Folder 22
Bernstein, Charles to Lewis Warsh

2 APCs, 1 TPCs, 4 TLs

Box 1 Folder 23
Berrigan, Ted to Bernadette Mayer

1 APCs, 1 TLs

Box 1 Folder 24
Berrigan, Ted to Lewis Warsh

11 APCs, 1 AL, 3 ALs, 2 TLs

Box 1 Folder 25
Brainard, Joe to Bernadette Mayer

8 ALs

Box 1 Folder 26
Brainard, Joe to Lewis Warsh

1 APC, 1 APCs, 3 ALs

Box 1 Folder 27
Brenner, Summer

2 TPCs, 1 ALs; 1 prose TSs

Box 1 Folder 28
Brodey, Jim

1 APCs, 5 ALs, 4 TLs; 1 poem MS

Box 1 Folder 29
Brownstein, Michael

1 APCs, 1 ALs, 5 TLs

Box 2 Folder 1
Burckhardt, Rudy to Bernadette Mayer

2 APCs, 2 ALs

Box 2 Folder 2
Burckhardt, Rudy to Lewis Warsh

5 APCs, 5 ALs

Box 2 Folder 3
Bye, Reed

1 APCs, 1 TLs

Box 2 Folder 4
Callahan, Robert to Bernadette Mayer, 1977 - 1978

2 ALs, 2 TL, 8 TLs; 1 poem TS

Box 2 Folder 5
Callahan, Robert to Bernadette Mayer, 1979 - 1980

1 APCs, 4 TL, 12 TLs

Box 2 Folder 6
Callahan, Robert to Lewis Warsh, 1977 - 1977

1 APCs, 3 TL, 7 TLs. n.d.

Box 2 Folder 7
Callahan, Robert to Lewis Warsh, 1978 - 1978

7 TL, 12 TLs

Box 2 Folder 8
Callahan, Robert to Lewis Warsh, 1979 - 1979

6 TL, 7 TLs; 1 poem TS

Box 2 Folder 9
Callahan, Robert to Lewis Warsh, 1980 - 1980

3 TL, 4 TLs

Box 2 Folder 10
Carey, Steve

1 APCs, 4 ALs, 1 TLs; 1 poem TS

Box 2 Folder 11
Carter, Charlotte, 1976 - 1976

1 AL, 2 ALs, 2 TLs. n.d.

Box 2 Folder 12
Carter, Charlotte, 1977 - 1977

1 AL, 4 ALs, 1 TLs

Box 2 Folder 13
Carter, Charlotte, 1978 - 1978

1 ALs, 1 TL, 1 TLs; 2 poems TS, 1 prose TS

Box 2 Folder 14
Carter, Charlotte, 1979 - 1980

3 ALs, 1 TL, 2 TLs

Box 2 Folder 15
Codrescu, Andrei

4 APCs, 6 ALs, 11 TLs

Box 2 Folder 16
Collom, Jack

1 APCs, 1 AL, 5 ALs

Box 2 Folder 17
Coolidge, Clark to Bernadette Mayer

13 TLs. n.d.

Box 2 Folder 18
Coolidge, Clark to Bernadette Mayer, 1973 - 1980

7 TLs; 1 poem TS

Box 2 Folder 19
Coolidge, Clark to Lewis Warsh

9 TLs

Box 2 Folder 20
Cooper, Dennis

1 APCs, 1 ALs, 2 TLs

Box 2 Folder 21
Corbett, William to Bernadette Mayer, 1975 - 1978

7 APCs, 3 TPCs, 3 ALs, 4 TLs. n.d.

Box 2 Folder 22
Corbett, William to Bernadette Mayer, 1979 - 1983

8 APCs, 1 ALs, 5 TLs; 3 poems TS

Box 3 Folder 1
Corbett, William to Lewis Warsh

11 APCs, 2 TPCs, 8 ALs. n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2
Corbett, William to Lewis Warsh, 1973 - 1973

2 APCs, 1 TPC, 1 TPCs, 6 ALs, 4 TLs

Box 3 Folder 3
Corbett, William to Lewis Warsh, 1974 - 1974

2 TPCs, 3 ALs, 8 TLs

Box 3 Folder 4
Corbett, William to Lewis Warsh, 1975 - 1975

3 TPCs, 2 ALs, 11 TLs

Box 3 Folder 5
Corbett, William to Lewis Warsh, 1976 - 1976

7 APCs, 1 TPCs, 7 ALs, 5 TLs; 3 pages poems TS

Box 3 Folder 6
Corbett, William to Lewis Warsh, 1977 - 1977

7 APCs, 9 ALs, 2 TLs; 1 poem TS

Box 3 Folder 7
Corbett, William to Lewis Warsh, 1978 - 1978

7 APCs, 5 ALs, 5 TLs

Box 3 Folder 8
Corbett, William to Lewis Warsh, 1979 - 1979

8 APCs, 1 TPC, 2 ALs, 7 TLs

Box 3 Folder 9
Corbett, William to Lewis Warsh, 1980 - 1980

6 APCs, 1 ALs, 2 TLs

Box 3 Folder 10
Corbett, William to Lewis Warsh, 1981 - 1981

9 APCs, 9 ALs, 2 TLs; 1 poem TS

Box 3 Folder 11
Corbett, William to Lewis Warsh, 1982 - 1982

5 APCs, 1 TPCs, 1 ALs, 8 TLs

Box 3 Folder 12
Corbett, William to Lewis Warsh, 1983 - 1983

9 APCs, 1 ALs, 2 TLs

Box 3 Folder 13
Cott, Jonathan

2 APCs, 2 TLs

Box 3 Folder 14
Creeley, Robert

1 APCs, 1 TLs

Box 3 Folder 15
Davies, Alan to Bernadette Mayer

2 TLs

Box 3 Folder 16
Davies, Alan to Lewis Warsh, 1974 - 1974

4 APCs, 14 TLs; 1 poem TSc, 1 prose TSc

Box 3 Folder 17
Davies, Alan to Lewis Warsh, 1975 - 1979

5 APCs, 1 ALs, 10 TLs; 8 poems TSc

Box 3 Folder 18
Einzig, Barbara

2 TLs

Box 3 Folder 19
Elmslie, Kenward to Bernadette Mayer

4 APCs, 1 TPCs, 1 AL, 1 ALs, 2 TLs

Box 3 Folder 20
Elmslie, Kenward to Lewis Warsh

5 APCs, 6 TPCs, 4 TLs

Box 3 Folder 21
Fagin, Larry

2 APCs, 1 TPCs, 1 ALs, 8 TLs

Box 3 Folder 22
Friedman, Ed

1 APCs, 3 TLs

Box 3 Folder 23
Greene, Jonathan

1 TL

Box 3 Folder 24
Greenwald, Ted

2 ALs, 1 TLs

Box 3 Folder 25
Grossinger, Richard to Bernadette Mayer, 1974 - 1977

1 APCs, 1 ALs, 17 TLs. n.d.

Box 3 Folder 26
Grossinger, Richard to Bernadette Mayer, 1978 - 1979

1 TL, 11 TLs

Box 3 Folder 27
Grossinger, Richard to Lewis Warsh

1 TPCs, 1 ALs, 8 TLs

Box 3 Folder 28
Harwood, Lee

1 APCs, 1 ALs, 1 TLs; 5 pages poems TSc

Box 3 Folder 29
Holman, Bob

1 APCs, 3 ALs

Box 4 Folder 1
Howe, Fanny to Bernadette Mayer

4 TLs

Box 4 Folder 2
Howe, Fanny to Lewis Warsh

4 ALs, 10 TLs

Box 4 Folder 3
Howe, Susan

2 APCs, 15 TLs

Box 4 Folder 4
Kahn, Paul

2 ALs, 2 TLs

Box 4 Folder 5
Kraut, Rochelle to Bernadette Mayer

2 APCs, 1 AL, 5 ALs, 1 TL

Box 4 Folder 6
Kraut, Rochelle to Lewis Warsh

4 APCs, 5 ALs, 12 TLs; 1 poem TS

Box 4 Folder 7
Lally, Michael to Bernadette Mayer

1 APCs, 1 AL, 1 ALs

Box 4 Folder 8
Lally, Michael to Lewis Warsh

1 APCs, 2 ALs, 3 TLs

Box 4 Folder 9
MacAdams, Lewis to Bernadette Mayer

1 TLs

Box 4 Folder 10
MacAdams, Lewis to Lewis Warsh

1 TLs

Box 4 Folder 11
McClure, Michael

2 TLs

Box 4 Folder 12
Mac Low, Jackson

3 TLs

Box 4 Folder 13
Malanga, Gerard to Bernadette Mayer

2 APCs, 2 ALs, 7 TLs; 1 poem TSc

Box 4 Folder 14
Malanga, Gerard to Lewis Warsh, 1973 - 1976

1 ALs, 9 TLs; 1 poem TS, 2 poems TSc

Box 4 Folder 15
Malanga, Gerard to Lewis Warsh, 1978 - 1979

5 TLs

Box 4 Folder 16
Masters, Greg

1 APCs, 6 TLs; 1 poem TS

Box 4 Folder 17
Metcalf, Paul to Bernadette Mayer

2 TLs

Box 4 Folder 18
Metcalf, Paul to Lewis Warsh

5 TPCs, 7 TLs

Box 4 Folder 19
Nolan, Pat, 1973 - 1974

1 ALs, 1 TL, 8 TLs; 7 poems TS

Box 4 Folder 20
Nolan, Pat, 1974 - 1982

1 APCs, 1 TPCs, 2 ALs, 11 TLs; 1 poem TS

Box 4 Folder 21
North, Charles

5 APCs, 2 ALs, 3 TLs

Box 4 Folder 22
Notley, Alice to Bernadette Mayer, 1972 - 1977

1 APCs, 1 AL, 8 ALs, 5 TLs. n.d.

Box 4 Folder 23
Notley, Alice to Bernadette Mayer, 1978 - 1980

1 APCs, 9 ALs, 2 TL, 2 TLs; 3 poems TSc

Box 4 Folder 24
Notley, Alice to Lewis Warsh

8 APCs, 12 ALs, 6 TLs

Box 4 Folder 25
Owen, Maureen to Bernadette Mayer

4 APCs, 2 ALs

Box 4 Folder 26
Owen, Maureen to Lewis Warsh

5 APCs, 3 ALs, 5 TLs

Box 4 Folder 27
Padgett, Ron

8 APCs, 1 TPCs, 5 ALs, 1 TL, 2 TLs

Box 4 Folder 28
Palmer, Michael to Bernadette Mayer

2 APCs

Box 4 Folder 29
Palmer, Michael to Lewis Warsh

8 APCs, 5 ALs

Box 5 Folder 1
Raworth, Tom to Bernadette Mayer

1 TLs

Box 5 Folder 2
Raworth, Tom to Lewis Warsh

3 ALs

Box 5 Folder 3
Rosenberg, David

2 APCs, 2 ALs

Box 5 Folder 4
Rosenthal, Bob, 1975 - 1977

3 APCs, 1 AL, 5 ALs, 15 TLs. n.d.

Box 5 Folder 5
Rosenthal, Bob, 1978 - 1982

2 APCs, 3 ALs, 11 TLs

Box 5 Folder 6
Rothenberg, Jerome

1 APCs, 2 ALs

Box 5 Folder 7
Scalapino, Leslie

3 ALs, 4 TLs

Box 5 Folder 8
Schiff, Harris to Bernadette Mayer

1 APCs, 1 TLs

Box 5 Folder 9
Schiff, Harris to Lewis Warsh, 1973 - 1973

1 APC, 1 APCs, 1 AL, 8 ALs, 1 TL, 1 TLs; 4 poems TS. n.d.

Box 5 Folder 10
Schiff, Harris to Lewis Warsh, 1974 - 1976

1 APCs, 1 AL, 8 ALs, 1 TLs; 1 poem MS

Box 5 Folder 11
Schiff, Harris to Lewis Warsh, 1977 - 1982

3 APCs, 2 ALs, 9 TLs

Box 5 Folder 12
Schuchat, Simon to Bernadette Mayer

1 ALs, 1 TL, 8 TLs; 6 poems TS

Box 5 Folder 13
Schuchat, Simon to Lewis Warsh

6 TLs; 3 poems TS

Box 5 Folder 14
Thomas, Lorenzo

3 TLs

Box 5 Folder 15
Veitch, Tom

14 APCs, 1 TPCs, 2 ALs, 4 TLs

Box 5 Folder 16
Vermont, Charlie to Bernadette Mayer

1 APCs, 1 ALs, 3 TLs

Box 5 Folder 17
Vermont, Charlie to Lewis Warsh, 1973 - 1973

1 APCs, 2 ALs, 6 TLs; 1 prose TS. n.d.

Box 5 Folder 18
Vermont, Charlie to Lewis Warsh, 1974 - 1976

3 APCs, 2 ALs, 4 TLs; 1 poem TSc

Box 5 Folder 19
Waldman, Anne to Bernadette Mayer, 1971 - 1973

1 APC, 10 APCs, 1 TPCs, 3 TLs. n.d.

Box 5 Folder 20
Waldman, Anne to Bernadette Mayer, 1974 - 1979

5 APC, 5 APCs, 3 AL, 1 ALs, 1 TL, 5 TLs; 1 prose TSc

Box 5 Folder 21
Waldman, Anne to Lewis Warsh, 1974 - 1977

10 APCs, 3 ALs, 13 TLs. n.d.

Box 5 Folder 22
Waldman, Anne to Lewis Warsh, 1978 - 1982

7 APCs, 8 TLs

Box 5 Folder 23
Watten Barrett to Bernadette Mayer

1 APCs, 3 TLs

Box 5 Folder 24
Watten, Barrett to Lewis Warsh, 1972 - 1973

2 APCs, 1 AL, 6 ALs, 7 TLs; 3 prose TSc. n.d.

Box 5 Folder 25
Watten, Barrett to Lewis Warsh, 1975 - 1978

3 APCs, 4 ALs, 4 TLs

Box 5 Folder 26
Weiner, Hannah

1 APCs, 6 ALs; 6 pages prose TSc

Box 5 Folder 27
Miscellaneous

TYPESCRIPTS, GALLEY AND PAGE PROOFS OF U.A. BOOKS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) TYPESCRIPTS, GALLEY AND PAGE PROOFS OF U.A. BOOKS: Galleys, typescripts, and proofs documenting the successive stages of production for book projects published by United Artists. Arranged alphabetically by author surname.

Box 6 Folder 1
Banks, Russell. The Relation of My Imprisonment

corrected TSc

Box 6 Folder 2
Berrigan, Ted. Nothing For You

TS

Box 6 Folder 3
Berrigan, Ted. Nothing For You

corrected TSc

Box 6 Folder 4
Berrigan, Ted and Schiff, Harris. NY 2, Boston 0

corrected TS

Box 6 Folder 5
Brodey, Jim. Judyism

TSc

Box 6 Folder 6
Brodey, Jim. Judyism

corrected TSc

Box 6 Folder 7
Brodey, Jim. Judyism

corrected Gc

Box 6 Folder 8
Carey, Steve. The California Papers

TSc

Box 6 Folder 9
Carey, Steve. The California Papers

corrected Gc

Box 6 Folder 10
Corbett, William. Columbus Square Journal

TSc

Box 7 Folder 1
Corbett, William. Columbus Square Journal

corrected Gc

Box 7 Folder 2
Lenhart, Gary. One At A Time

TS

Box 7 Folder 3
Lenhart, Gary. One At A Time

TS

Box 7 Folder 4
Lenhart, Gary. One At A Time

G

Box 7 Folder 5
Lenhart, Gary. One At A Time

corrected Gc

Box 7 Folder 6
Lenhart, Gary. One At A Time

PP (two copies)

Box 7 Folder 7
Mayer, Bernadette and Waldman, Anne. The Basketball Article

TS

Box 7 Folder 8
Notley, Alice. Songs For The Unborn Second Baby

corrected Gc

Box 7 Folder 9
Rosenthal, Bob. Cleaning Up New York

TSc

Box 7 Folder 10
Rosenthal, Bob. Cleaning Up New York

photo, cover, title pages

Box 7 Folder 11
Schiff, Harris. In The Heart Of The Empire

corrected Gc

Box 7 Folder 12
Vermont, Charlie. Selected Poems

TS

Box 7 Folder 13
Vermont, Charlie. Selected Poems

corrected Gc

Box 7 Folder 14
Warsh, Lewis. The Maharaja's Son

TS

TYPESCRIPTS SUBMITTED TO UNITED ARTISTS MAGAZINE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) TYPESCRIPTS SUBMITTED TO UNITED ARTISTS MAGAZINE: Original typescripts of published and unpublished work submitted to United Artists magazine. Authors include Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, and Allen Ginsberg. Arranged alphabetically by surname.

Box 8 Folder 1
Berkson, Bill
Box 8 Folder 2
Berrigan, Ted
Box 8 Folder 3
Burckhardt, Rudy
Box 8 Folder 4
Carey, Steve
Box 8 Folder 5
Carter, Charlotte
Box 8 Folder 6
Codrescu, Andrei
Box 8 Folder 7
Collom, Jack
Box 8 Folder 8
Coolidge, Clark
Box 8 Folder 9
Corbett, William
Box 8 Folder 10
Corso, Gregory
Box 8 Folder 11
Creeley, Robert
Box 8 Folder 12
Denby, Edwin
Box 8 Folder 13
Elmslie, Kenward
Box 8 Folder 14
Friedman, Ed
Box 8 Folder 15
Ginsberg, Allen
Box 8 Folder 16
Godfrey, John
Box 8 Folder 17
Guest, Barbara
Box 8 Folder 18
Howe, Fanny
Box 8 Folder 19
Koethe, John
Box 8 Folder 20
Kushner, Bill
Box 9 Folder 1
McClure, Michael
Box 9 Folder 2
Mayer, Bernadette
Box 9 Folder 3
Mayer, Rosemary
Box 9 Folder 4
Metcalf, Paul
Box 9 Folder 5
Myles, Eileen
Box 9 Folder 6
Noel, Susan
Box 9 Folder 7
North, Charles
Box 9 Folder 8
Notley, Alice
Box 9 Folder 9
Padgett, Ron
Box 9 Folder 10
Rakosi, Carl
Box 9 Folder 11
Rosenthal, Bob
Box 9 Folder 12
Savage, Tom
Box 9 Folder 13
Scheeman, Elio
Box 9 Folder 14
Schiff, Harris
Box 9 Folder 15
Scholnick, Michael
Box 9 Folder 16
Thomas, Lorenzo
Box 9 Folder 17
Veitch, Tom
Box 9 Folder 18
Vermont, Charlie
Box 9 Folder 19
Weiner, Hannah
Box 9 Folder 20
Miscellaneous