Jackson Mac Low Papers, 1884-2004, bulk 1938-2004 (MSS 180)

Restrictions: Original sound recordings and digital media are restricted. Viewing/listening copies may be available for researchers.
Restrictions: Psychological summary in Box 85, Folder 15 is restricted due to privacy laws until 2054.

Extent: 141 Linear feet (231 archives boxes, 14 records cartons, 5 card files, 25 audiocassette boxes, 7 flat boxes, 6 oversize folders, and 3 films)

Digital Content

Sound recordings in Series 22) AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, subseries A) Reel to Reel, have been reformatted and listening copies may be available for researchers. Due to copyright restrictions, access to recordings is limited to the reading room or through the Library's virtual reading room service. Please request these materials through the finding aid.

Papers of Jackson Mac Low, a poet, composer and performance artist who frequently used systematic chance operations and other non-intentional compositional methods in his work. The bulk of the collection dates between 1938 and 2004. The collection contains notebooks; biographical material; correspondence; manuscripts of poetry, prose, essays, plays, music and performance instructions; writings of others; interviews with Mac Low; conference and residency documentation; posters and programs; audiovisual materials; and subject files. Prominent correspondents include Kathy Acker, Julian Beck, Carol Bergé, Paul Blackburn, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Larry Eigner, Clayton Eshleman, Peter Ganick, Paul Goodman, Allen Ginsberg, Donald Hall, Dick Higgins, Spencer Holst, Vera Lachmann, Denise Levertov, George Maciunas, Judith Malina, Steve McCaffery, Nam June Paik, Jerome Rothenberg, Ron Silliman, John Taggart, Diane Wakoski, Anne Waldman, and William Carlos Williams.

Born in Chicago, Ill. on September 12, 1922, Jackson Mac Low spent his grade school years studying music and poetry. In 1939, he entered the University of Chicago to study philosophy, leaving there in 1943 with an Associate of Arts Degree and relocating to New York City. In 1955, Mac Low enrolled in Brooklyn College, where he completed a Bachelors of Arts program in Greek in 1958. The bachelors degree allowed Mac Low to secure a number of better paying and more flexible jobs, thus giving him time for his artistic career. He worked as reference-book editor and taught courses at New York University.

In February 1962, Mac Low married the painter Iris Lezak. In 1963 they gave birth to a son, Mordecai-Mark and, in 1966, to a daughter, Clarinda. Mac Low and Iris Lezak divorced in 1978, and twelve years later he married Anne Tardos, a poet, composer, multimedia artist.

Mac Low is the author of some thirty books of poetry, four play scripts, and numerous critical statements. His work has been published by a range of trade and fine presses, and individual pieces have appeared in a great number of poetry journals. Mac Low is known to most readers as an ardent practitioner of chance operations in poetry composition, which Mac Low first experienced in the musical work of John Cage, Earle Brown, and Christian Wolff. But the poet Ron Silliman has suggested that is a smaller part of Mac Low's overall importance. As Silliman explains, "Mac Low was more or less alone in the 1950s in his explorations of poetic form as system (to my mind a far more important implication of his work than his use of chance operations, which are merely one type of system)."

Mac Low's interest in poetry as system dates from 1954, when he used a chance operation to generate the text "5 biblical poems." The poems he wrote during the previous sixteen years were more conventional expressions of the writer's emotions and reflections. Most of these early poems have not yet been published (a handful do appear in the collection REPRESENTATIVE WORKS, 1986), but are present in Mac Low's archive.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Mac Low's writing became prolific and more experimentally daring or reliant on what Mac Low describes as non-intentional methods. THE MARRING MAIDEN, a theatrical work, was first performed by the Living Theatre in during the 1960-1961 season. A performance piece, action in the play was determined by action cards given to actors at random intervals and by the director's scenarios. The plays language was determined using the I CHING. In STANZAS FOR IRIS LEZAK, a nearly 400 page work written in 1960 but published twelve years later, was generated from an assortment of religious and scientific texts, newspapers, and whatever else the poet was reading at the time. A year later, Mac Low composed ASYMMETRIES 1-501, an investigation of irregular poetic form, unlike the regular forms achieved in STANZAS FOR IRIS LEZAK.

In 1967, Mac Low's VERDUROUS SANGUINARIA was performed in Yoko Ono's loft as part of a series of "happenings" organized by La Monte Young. This work was generated from chance operations applied to twenty-six dictionaries, and it is the only work of Mac Low's to have yet been published by a university press. THE PRONOUNS, also written in the 1960s, was composed as a book of poems and a score for actions. The work, which Jerome Rothenberg describes as taking "hold of those old workhorses of our language," was conceived as a score for dance. While it has been performed infrequently, the work has become recognized as Mac Low's most anthologized composition. Other works rendered during this period include 22 LIGHT POEMS (1968), THE VIRIGINIA WOOLF POEMS (1985), WORDS ND ENDS FROM EZ (1989) and 42 MERZGEDICHTE IN MEMORIAM KURT SCHWITTERS (1994). Collectively they reveal the various generative methods and source texts Mac Low employed in composing his texts.

From a formal point of view, 1954 marks a rupture in Mac Low's career, as conventional intentional strategies are displaced by non-intentional strategies. But from a political perspective there is a certain and problematic continuity. Mac Low has always been a political activist, a self-proclaimed pacifist-anarchist. This political stance is evident in the content of the verse written before 1954, as it is also in the Mac Low's activity as an editor of anarchist publication. After 1954 and Mac Low's increasing use of non-intentional strategies, the political stance is shifted to the poem's form and becomes actualized in the transaction between the text and the reader. As Bruce Campbell has explained, Mac Low has no desire "to be a dictator....Instead Mac Low wants to 'empower' the reader....The reader is not someone who simply gazes upon the work or arrives at a prefabricated meaning; the reader helps to make the meaning." In short, using non-intentional strategies allows Mac Low to alter radically the power relationship of conventional author / reader transactions.

Mac Low's work, because of its experimental and difficult characteristics, has not received a strong general audience; it has been most enthusiastically read by poets broadly interested in some of the same poetic / aesthetic values Mac Low investigates in his texts. Nevertheless, Mac Low has been the recipient of several awards: two Creative Artists Public Service Program fellowships (1973-74 and 1976-77), a National Endowments for the Arts fellowship (1976), a Guggenheim Memorial fellowship (1985), a Fulbright fellowship (1986) and, more recently, The Fund for Poetry awards (1988-89 and 1991-92).

Jackson Mac Low died on December 8, 2004.

Papers of Jackson Mac Low, a poet, composer and performance artist who frequently used systematic chance operations and other non-intentional compositional methods in his work. The papers contain extensive documentation of Mac Low's literary production, and document his political interests and influence on other artists. The collection contains notebooks; biographical material; correspondence; manuscripts of poetry, prose, essays, plays, music and performance instructions; writings of others; interviews with Mac Low; conference and residency documentation; posters and programs; audiovisual materials; and subject files. Prominent correspondents include Kathy Acker, Julian Beck, Carol Bergé, Paul Blackburn, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Larry Eigner, Clayton Eshleman, Peter Ganick, Paul Goodman, Allen Ginsberg, Donald Hall, Dick Higgins, Spencer Holst, Vera Lachmann, Denise Levertov, George Maciunas, Judith Malina, Steve McCaffery, Nam June Paik, Jerome Rothenberg, Ron Silliman, John Taggart, Diane Wakoski, Anne Waldman, and William Carlos Williams. The collection was processed in two major accessions.

Accession Processed in 2000

Papers primarily date from the late 1930s to 1995, although there are a few documents from earlier years.

Arranged in ten series: 1) NOTEBOOKS, 2) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 3) CORRESPONDENCE, 4) WRITINGS, 5) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 6) INTERVIEWS, 7) CONFERENCES, FESTIVALS AND RESIDENCIES, 8) PROGRAMS AND POSTERS, 9) SUBJECT FILES and 10) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Accession Processed in 2015

A broad and diverse assortment of papers, manuscripts, and sound recordings primarily dating between 1938 and 2004, which document how Mac Low's ideology as a writer often intersected with his political beliefs. The correspondence, particularly outgoing letters by Mac Low, often address the development of his compositions. The WRITINGS series reveals his meticulous editing habits, often working on the same poem for years at a time.

Arranged in twelve series: 11) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 12) FINANCIAL MATERIALS, 13) CORRESPONDENCE, 14) WRITINGS, 15) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 16) INTERVIEWS, 17) PROGRAMS, POSTERS AND FLYERS, 18) SUBJECT FILES, 19) EPHEMERA, 20) PHOTOGRAPHS, 21) DIGITAL MEDIA, and 22) AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS.

Container List

Accession Processed in 2000

NOTEBOOKS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) NOTEBOOKS: The notebooks (1948-1990) are arranged chronologically and contain drafts of poems, quotations from literature read by Mac Low and reflections made at poetry readings and other places.

Box 1 Folder 1
Notebook, 1948
Box 1 Folder 2
Notebook, 1949 - 1954
Box 1 Folder 3
Notebook, 1949 - 1966
Box 1 Folder 4
Notebook, 1954
Box 1 Folder 5
Notebook, 1957
Box 1 Folder 6
Notebook, 1958
Box 1 Folder 7
Notebook, 1959
Box 1 Folder 8
Notebook, 1959
Box 1 Folder 9
Notebook, 1960
Box 1 Folder 10
Notebook, 1960
Box 1 Folder 11
Notebook, 1960
Box 2 Folder 1
Notebook, 1960 - 1963
Box 2 Folder 2
Notebook, 1960
Box 2 Folder 3
Notebook, 1960
Box 2 Folder 4
Notebook, 1961 - 1964
Box 2 Folder 5
Notebook, 1961
Box 2 Folder 6
Notebook, 1962
Box 2 Folder 7
Notebook, 1962
Box 2 Folder 8
Notebook, 1962 - 1963
Box 2 Folder 9
Notebook, 1963
Box 3 Folder 1
Notebook, 1963 - 1964
Box 3 Folder 2
Notebook, 1964
Box 3 Folder 3
Notebook, 1964
Box 3 Folder 4
Notebook, 1964
Box 3 Folder 5
Notebook, 1964
Box 3 Folder 6
Notebook, 1964
Box 3 Folder 7
Notebook, 1964 - 1968
Box 3 Folder 8
Notebook, 1965 - 1966
Box 3 Folder 9
Notebook, 1966 - 1967
Box 3 Folder 10
Notebook, 1967
Box 4 Folder 1
Notebook, 1967 - 1968
Box 4 Folder 2
Notebook, 1967 - 1978
Box 4 Folder 3
Notebook, 1968 - 1969
Box 4 Folder 4
Notebook, 1968 - 1974
Box 4 Folder 5
Notebook, 1969 - 1975
Box 4 Folder 6
Notebook, 1969
Box 4 Folder 7
Notebook, 1970
Box 4 Folder 8
Notebook, 1970
Box 5 Folder 1
Notebook, 1970 - 1972
Box 5 Folder 2
Notebook, 1970 - 1973
Box 5 Folder 3
Notebook, 1971 - 1974
Box 5 Folder 4
Notebook, 1972 - 1974
Box 5 Folder 5
Notebook, 1974
Box 5 Folder 6
Notebook, 1974
Box 5 Folder 7
Notebook, 1974 - 1975
Box 5 Folder 8
Notebook, 1974 - 1975
Box 5 Folder 9
Notebook, 1974 - 1978
Box 5 Folder 10
Notebook, 1975
Box 5 Folder 11
Notebook, 1975 - 1977
Box 6 Folder 1
Notebook, 1974 - 1979
Box 6 Folder 2
Notebook, 1975 - 1982
Box 6 Folder 3
Notebook, 1980 - 1981
Box 6 Folder 4
Notebook, 1981 - 1983
Box 6 Folder 5
Notebook, 1984
Box 6 Folder 6
Notebook, 1984 - 1986
Box 6 Folder 7
Notebook, 1986 - 1990
Box 6 Folder 8
Notebook, 1986 - 1991
Box 6 Folder 9
Notebook, 1988
Box 6 Folder 10
Notebook, 1989
Box 6 Folder 11
Notebook, 1989 - 1990

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL: Provides a chronological overview of Mac Low's artistic production and includes biographies of various lengths, bibliographies, resumes, and lists of readings, performances, recordings, and publications. Also included are photographs of Mac Low and his family, calendars from the 1970s and 1980s that document his daily activities and tax preparation notes and documents that show Mac Low's employment, travel, and grant history (1972-1989).

Box 7 Folder 1
Biography entries in publications

Correspondence and forms.

Box 7 Folder 2
Biographies

Long versions.

Box 7 Folder 3
Biographies

Short and contributor's versions.

Box 7 Folder 4
Calendars, 1972 and 1975
Box 7 Folder 5
Calendars, 1987 - 1988
Box 7 Folder 6
Curriculum vitae and resumes, 1950 - 1990
Box 7 Folder 7
Ephemera and memorabilia
Box 7 Folder 8
Hair

Three bundles of Mac Low's head hair. One bundle was cut by Mac Low (grown since the "Siege of the Pentagon"), the second was cut by Anne Tardos and the third is unidentified.

Box 7 Folder 9
Henry P. Williams Poetry Prize, 1938

Certificate.

Box 7 Folder 10
Mac Low, Jackson Sr. and Fannie Baskin Mac Low, 1923 - 1941

Certificates of birth, death and naturalization.

Box 7 Folder 11
Mac Low, Jackson and Iris Lezak, 1978

Notes & correspondence with attorneys regarding Mac Low's divorce.

Box 7 Folder 12
Mac Low, Mordecai and Clarinda, 1970 - 1972

Lorillard School - writings, school memos, etc.

Box 7 Folder 13
New Trier Township High School, 1935 - 1936

Student handbook.

Box 7 Folder 14
Paris, Matthew. "A Celebration of Jackson Mac Low: Poet Extraordinaire", 1983

BCAA BULLETIN (Brooklyn College Alumni Association), Winter 1982/1983.

Box 7 Folder 15
Photograph - Jackson Mac Low with parents
Box 7 Folder 16
Photographs - Jackson Mac Low, 1964 - 1965
Box 7 Folder 17
Photographs - Jackson Mac Low, 1970s
Box 7 Folder 18
Photographs - Mac Low and Anne Tardos and performance images
Box 7 Folder 19
Press Releases - Jackson Mac Low
Box 7 Folder 20
Tax preparation, 1972
Box 7 Folder 21
Tax preparation, 1973
Box 7 Folder 22
Tax preparation, 1974
Box 7 Folder 23
Tax preparation, 1975
Box 7 Folder 24
Tax preparation, 1976
Box 7 Folder 25
Tax preparation, 1977
Box 7 Folder 26
Tax preparation, 1978
Box 7 Folder 27
Tax preparation, 1979
Box 7 Folder 28
Tax preparation, 1980
Box 7 Folder 29
Tax preparation, 1981
Box 7 Folder 30
Tax preparation, 1982
Box 7 Folder 31
Tax preparation, 1983
Box 7 Folder 32
Tax preparation, 1984
Box 7 Folder 33
Tax preparation, 1985
Box 7 Folder 34
Tax preparation, 1986
Box 7 Folder 35
Tax preparation, 1987
Box 7 Folder 36
Tax preparation, 1988
Box 7 Folder 37
Tax preparation, 1989
Box 8 Folder 1
University of Chicago - Course plan for Jackson Mac Low, 1935 - 1938

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) CORRESPONDENCE: Documents Mac Low's relationships with other writers, artists, editors, publishers, and scholars and the collaborative nature of many of his compositions. A lesser portion of the correspondence is from family, primarily Mac Low's parents, his children and his wives.

Often the most interesting letters in this series come from Mac Low himself, as they tend to be typed, several pages long and treat both professional and personal topics with great earnestness and candor. Insight into his creative impulses and compositional methods is available throughout his correspondence, as well as glimpses into the private and/or political events that influenced his writing.

Prominent correspondents include Kathy Acker, Julian Beck, Carol Berge, Paul Blackburn, Charles Alexander, David and Eleanor Antin, Bruce Andrews, Carol Berge, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Merce Cunningham, Alan Davies, Larry Eigner, Clayton Eshleman, Peter Ganick, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Goodman, Donald Hall, Dick Higgins, Spencer Holst, Robert Kelly, Alison Knowles, Vera Lachmann, Denise Levertov, Iris Lezak, George Maciunas, Judith Malina, Bernadette Mayer, Steve McCaffery, Pauline Oliveros, Nam June Paik, Toby Olson, George Quasha, Joan Retallack, Jerome Rothenberg, Armand Schwerner, Ron Silliman, Mary Ellen Solt, John Taggart, Anne Tardos, Robert Vas Dias, Diane Wakoski, Anne Waldman, Rosmarie Waldrop, Keith Waldrop, Karl Young, La Monte Young, and Ellen Zweig.

Box 8 Folder 2
A - Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 3
A.J. Muste Memorial Institute, 1994
Box 8 Folder 4
Abel, David, 1984 - 1991
Box 8 Folder 5
Abrams, Sam, 1969 - 1993
Box 8 Folder 6
Acconci, Vito, 1968 - 1990
Box 8 Folder 7
Acker, Kathy, 1972 - 1974
Box 8 Folder 8
Acker, Kathy, 1973

Includes manuscript of RIPOFF RED: GIRL DETECTIVE.

Box 8 Folder 9
Adair, Gilbert, 1990
Box 8 Folder 10
Adank, Thomas, 1993
Box 8 Folder 11
Addis, Steve, 1989 - 1990
Box 8 Folder 12
Alfred Van Der Marck Editions, 1983

Invoices and notes from index project.

Box 8 Folder 13
Allen, Don, 1964 - 1979
Box 8 Folder 14
Alpert, Barry, 1971 - 1975
Box 8 Folder 15
Altshuler, Bruce J., 1991
Box 8 Folder 16
AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW (Donald Laing, managing editor), 1988 - 1989
Box 8 Folder 17
American Express, 1988
Box 8 Folder 18
Anderson, Arnold, 1962 - 1963

Correspondence and Mac Low drafts regarding "Synonymies" job.

Box 8 Folder 19
Anderson, Beth, 1980
Box 8 Folder 20
Andre, Michael, 1992

Note regarding "Starting an Introduction to John Cage."

Box 8 Folder 21
Andrews, Bruce, 1973 - 1992

See also SERIES 3: L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E.

Box 8 Folder 22
Annual Avant Garde Festival of New York (Charlotte Moorman), 1964 - 1991
Box 9 Folder 1
Antin, David, 1969 - 1983
Box 9 Folder 2
Antin, Eleanor, 1968 - 1995
Box 9 Folder 3
Artist Certification Appeals Board, 1989 - 1991
Box 9 Folder 4
Artist Certification Committee, 1985 - 1986

Correspondence and draft of statement.

Box 9 Folder 5
Artistic Greetings, 1992
Box 9 Folder 6
Artpool (Galantai Gyogy and Klaniczay Julia), 1991
Box 9 Folder 7
Arts Club of Chicago (Robbin Lockett, executive director), 1993
Box 9 Folder 8
AT and T Management Report, 1982 - 1983

Invoices and paystubs for proofreading.

Box 9 Folder 9
B - Miscellaneous
Box 9 Folder 10
Ballerini, Luigi, 1983 - 1991
Box 9 Folder 11
Bard College Centre, 1992 - 1993
Box 9 Folder 12
Barone, Dennis, 1982 - 1985
Box 9 Folder 13
Barras, Vincent, 1991 - 1993
Box 9 Folder 14
Bartlett, Lee, 1988
Box 9 Folder 15
Basara, Robert, 1963
Box 9 Folder 16
Basinski, Michael, 1990 - 1992
Box 9 Folder 17
Baskin, Helene (Mrs. Max Goalwin), 1949 - 1964

Correspondence and photos.

Box 9 Folder 18
Batsford Ltd., 1988

See also Dean, Roger and Hazel Smith.

Box 9 Folder 19
Beck, Julian, 1961 - 1986
Box 9 Folder 20
Beckett, Tom, 1981 - 1985
Box 9 Folder 21
Behn, Robin and Chase Twitchell, 1990 - 1992
Box 9 Folder 22
Behrendsen, Peter, 1985 - 1989
Box 9 Folder 23
Behrman, David, 1994
Box 9 Folder 24
Bell, Aaron, 1977 - 1978

Correspondence and sonnets.

Box 9 Folder 25
Bellen, Martine, 1991 - 1992
Box 9 Folder 26
Bennett, Carolyn, 1987
Box 10 Folder 1
Berge, Carol, 1961 - 1988
Box 10 Folder 2
Berge, Carol
Box 10 Folder 3
Berge, Carol - Story "In Motion"
Box 10 Folder 4
Berger, Art, 1984 - 1985
Box 10 Folder 5
Berger, Gretchen, 1975 - 1982
Box 10 Folder 6
Bernstein, Charles, 1977 - 1992

See also SERIES 3: L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E.

Box 10 Folder 7
Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei, 1983 - 1993
Box 10 Folder 8
Bezner, Kevin, 1990
Box 10 Folder 9
Black Mesa Press (Charles Alexander), 1982 - 1988
Box 10 Folder 10
Black Sparrow Press (John Martin), 1969 - 1973
Box 10 Folder 11
Blackburn, Paul, 1963 - 1971
Box 10 Folder 12
Blechman, Max, 1992 - 1993
Box 10 Folder 13
Blistene, Bernard, 1992 - 1993
Box 10 Folder 14
Blitz, Michael, 1985 - 1987
Box 10 Folder 15
Block, Rene, 1982 - 1983
Box 10 Folder 16
Block, Ursula, 1982
Box 10 Folder 17
Bloedow, Jerry, 1963
Box 10 Folder 18
Boggs, Grace Lee, 1989 - 1990
Box 11 Folder 1
Bowen, Zack, 1974
Box 11 Folder 2
Bowling Green State University (Kent Johnson and Craig Paulenich), 1988 - 1992
Box 11 Folder 3
Brandi, John, 1983
Box 11 Folder 4
Braun, Henry, 1980
Box 11 Folder 5
Brecht, George, 1962 - 1965
Box 11 Folder 6
Bright, Susan, 1977
Box 11 Folder 7
Bronzell, Sean, 1991 - 1993
Box 11 Folder 8
Brooklyn College (Ella Friedman Weiss, executive director), 1988 - 1989
Box 11 Folder 9
Brown, Arthur, 1947
Box 11 Folder 10
Brown, Jean, 1979 - 1982
Box 11 Folder 11
Brown, Lee Ann, 1989 - 1992
Box 11 Folder 12
Brown, Rebecca, 1975 - 1986

Correspondence and poetry/fiction "The Bicycle Trip and Poems."

Box 11 Folder 13
Brown, Trisha, 1967
Box 11 Folder 14
Burt, Warren, 1983 - 1995
Box 11 Folder 15
Bynum, Thomas, 1993
Box 11 Folder 16
Byrd, Bobby, 1982 - 1983
Box 11 Folder 17
Byrd, Don, 1984 - 1985
Box 11 Folder 18
Byrd, Joseph, 1961 - 1963
Box 11 Folder 19
C - Miscellaneous
Box 11 Folder 20
C., Richard, 1969 - 1972
Box 11 Folder 21
Cage, John, 1958 - 1992
Box 12 Folder 1
Cage, John

Mac Low's letters to John Cage xeroxed for Frans Van Rossum.

Box 12 Folder 2
Cage, John - "Music and Particularly Silence in the Work of Jackson Mac Low"
Box 12 Folder 3
Cage, John - "James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: Ein Alphabet"

Play copy for NYC Whitney Museum at Equitable Bldg Performance, 1990 (Mac Low performed).

Box 12 Folder 4
Cage, John - Class, 1992

Press release from S.E.M. Ensemble.

Box 12 Folder 5
Cameron, David, 1989 - 1993
Box 12 Folder 6
Campbell, Bruce, 1987 - 1989
Box 12 Folder 7
CAPS, 1974 - 1975

Correspondence including poetry finalist lists and application materials.

Box 12 Folder 8
CAPS, 1976 - 1978

Correspondence and poetry manuscripts.

Box 12 Folder 9
CAPS, 1982

Correspondence and follow up report.

Box 12 Folder 10
Castlebury, John, 1992
Box 12 Folder 11
Cepollaro, Biagio, 1991
Box 12 Folder 12
Chadwick, Cydney, 1989 - 1991
Box 12 Folder 13
Chax Press (Charles Alexander), 1984 - 1988

See also Black Mesa Press.

Box 12 Folder 14
CHELSEA (Sonia Raiziss), 1986
Box 12 Folder 15
Chernen, Heather, 1984
Box 12 Folder 16
CHICAGO REVIEW (Cheryl Glickfield, editor), 1947 - 1988
Box 12 Folder 17
Chiessi, Rosanna, 1977 - 1991
Box 12 Folder 18
Child, Abigail, 1988
Box 12 Folder 19
Childs, Barney and Genesis West, 1963 - 1967
Box 12 Folder 20
Clitheroe, Fred, 1968 - 1969
Box 12 Folder 21
Coffey, Michael, 1984 - 1993
Box 12 Folder 22
Collins, Don, 1974
Box 12 Folder 23
Collom, Jack, 1975 - 1977
Box 12 Folder 24
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, 1973 - 1987
Box 12 Folder 25
CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS (Ann Evory, editor), 1978 - 1993
Box 12 Folder 26
Conz, Francesco, 1978 - 1991
Box 13 Folder 1
Cooper, Michael, 1971 - 1988
Box 13 Folder 2
Corman, Cid, 1980
Box 13 Folder 3
Corner, Philip, 1985
Box 13 Folder 4
Corr, Michael, 1970 - 1977
Box 13 Folder 5
Cox, Anthony, 1962
Box 13 Folder 6
Creeley, Robert, 1978 - 1979
Box 13 Folder 7
Cunningham Dance Foundation, Inc., 1974 - 1985
Box 13 Folder 8
Curnow, Wystan, 1986
Box 13 Folder 9
CUTBANK (Karin Schalm, editor), 1993 - 1994
Box 13 Folder 10
D - Miscellaneous, 1970 - 1992
Box 13 Folder 11
D'Ambrosio, Matteo, 1979

Correspondence and essay: "The Iconic Aspect of Concrete Poetry."

Box 13 Folder 12
Davies, Alan, 1982 - 1992
Box 13 Folder 13
Davis, Gray, 1992 - 1993
Box 13 Folder 14
Davis, Tim, 1988
Box 13 Folder 15
Dean, Roger and Hazel Smith, 1986 - 1992
Box 13 Folder 16
Deely, Gwen, 1993
Box 13 Folder 17
Dejasu, Lee, 1978 - 1981
Box 13 Folder 18
Deutsch - Amerikanisches Institut, 1989
Box 14 Folder 1
Devoe, Shadur and Krupp, 1974 - 1978

Attorneys and counselors.

Box 14 Folder 2
Di Maggio, Gino, 1990
Box 14 Folder 3
DiPalma, Ray, 1987 - 1991
Box 14 Folder 4
Dienes, Sari, 1986 - 1992
Box 14 Folder 5
Dillon, Richard, 1984 - 1988
Box 14 Folder 6
Doris, David T., 1992
Box 14 Folder 7
Doubleday, 1976 - 1978
Box 14 Folder 8
DRUNKEN BOAT, 1992 - 1993
Box 14 Folder 9
Duncan, Robert, 1980

Correspondence regarding National Poetry Award and program.

Box 14 Folder 10
Dunn, David (International Synergy), 1986
Box 14 Folder 11
Dunn, Robert Ellis, 1989
Box 14 Folder 12
DuPlessis, Rachel Blau, 1989 - 1991
Box 14 Folder 13
Dydo, Ulla E., 1991 - 1992
Box 14 Folder 14
E - Miscellaneous
Box 14 Folder 15
Edwards, Ken, 1986
Box 14 Folder 16
Eigner, Larry, 1962 - 1982
Box 14 Folder 17
Einzig, Barbara, 1981
Box 14 Folder 18
Embry, Norris

1944, 1960-1980.

Box 14 Folder 19
Erian, Alicia, 1989 - 1993
Box 14 Folder 20
Erikson, Buzz (Ross-Erickson Publishers, Inc.), 1979 - 1985
Box 15 Folder 1
Erker-Sonnabend, Ulrich, 1979
Box 15 Folder 2
Erlhoff, Michael, 1987 - 1992
Box 15 Folder 3
Eshleman, Clayton, 1970 - 1993
Box 15 Folder 4
Essential Music (John Kennedy and Charles Wood, artistic directors), 1989 - 1990
Box 15 Folder 5
Estrin, Jerry, 1984 - 1991
Box 15 Folder 6
Everson Museum of Art (Barbara Beckos, associate curator of education), 1973 - 1974
Box 15 Folder 7
F - Miscellaneous
Box 15 Folder 8
Fader, Larry, 1976
Box 15 Folder 9
Fawcett, Ellen, 1978 - 1980
Box 15 Folder 10
Fear, Clay, 1974
Box 15 Folder 11
Feldman, Morton, 1963
Box 15 Folder 12
Ferneyhough, Brian, 1990 - 1991
Box 15 Folder 13
Fetterman, Bill, 1987 - 1990
Box 15 Folder 14
Figures (Geoffrey Young, publisher), 1983
Box 15 Folder 15
Fillis, Marilyn, 1956 - 1980
Box 15 Folder 16
Finlay, Alec, 1990 - 1992
Box 15 Folder 17
Fischer, Norman, 1985 - 1989
Box 15 Folder 18
Fish, Cheryl (POETRY NEW YORK), 1991 - 1992
Box 15 Folder 19
Fisher, Tom, 1983 - 1984
Box 15 Folder 20
Fitterman, Rob, 1988 - 1992
Box 15 Folder 21
Fleiss, Marcel, 1988 - 1990
Box 15 Folder 22
Fluxus

1965, 1980-1990.

Box 15 Folder 23
Flynt, Henry, 1962 - 1994
Box 16 Folder 1
Forbes, Bici, 1972 - 1993
Box 16 Folder 2
Forti, Simone, 1974 - 1991
Box 16 Folder 3
Foss, Phillip, 1985 - 1989
Box 16 Folder 4
Franks, David
Box 16 Folder 5
Freifeld, Larry, 1969 - 1978
Box 16 Folder 6
Freilicher, Melvyn, 1974 - 1978
Box 16 Folder 7
Friedman, Ken, 1983 - 1992
Box 16 Folder 8
Friedman, Liz, 1989 - 1990
Box 16 Folder 9
Frumkin, Gene, 1987 - 1990
Box 16 Folder 10
Fund for Poetry (Debra Holian), 1989 - 1992
Box 16 Folder 11
G - Miscellaneous
Box 16 Folder 12
Ganick, Peter, 1984 - 1993
Box 16 Folder 13
Ganick, Peter

Includes "Remove a Concept" (Parts 1, 2, 7, 19).

Box 16 Folder 14
Ganick, Peter

Includes "Remove a Concept" (Parts 41, 48, 49, 58, 63).

Box 17 Folder 1
Ganick, Peter

Poetry manuscripts.

Box 17 Folder 2
Garcelon Stamp Company, 1973
Box 17 Folder 3
Gaudynski, Thomas, 1978
Box 17 Folder 4
Gavronsky, Serge, 1985
Box 17 Folder 5
Gegenschein Vaudeville Placenter (Phil Smith), 1978 - 1979
Box 17 Folder 6
Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (Nancy Perloff, collection development specialist), 1993
Box 17 Folder 7
Gibbs, Michael, 1978 - 1980
Box 17 Folder 8
Ginsberg, Allen

1960, 1983-1993.

Box 17 Folder 9
Gitin, David, 1973 - 1974
Box 17 Folder 10
Gizzi, Peter and Connell McGrath, 1987 - 1990
Box 17 Folder 11
Glass, Jesse, 1992 - 1993
Box 17 Folder 12
Goldstein, Malcolm, 1977 - 1992
Box 17 Folder 13
Goode, Daniel, 1987 - 1988
Box 17 Folder 14
Goodman, Paul

Programs and writings.

Box 17 Folder 15
Goodman, Paul and Sally, 1943 - 1969
Box 17 Folder 16
Grad, Wendy, 1980
Box 17 Folder 17
Grazide, Richard, 1990
Box 17 Folder 18
Greenberg, Ellen, 1977
Box 17 Folder 19
GRIST On-Line (John Fowler, editor and publisher), 1993
Box 17 Folder 20
Griswold, Linda Lee, 1980
Box 17 Folder 21
Gronemeyer, Gisela and Reinhard Oehlschlagel, 1990 - 1993

MusikTexte. Includes #49, which published a German translation of the instrumental work Lucas 1 to 29 and some essays, along with photographic portraits.

Box 17 Folder 22
Gruntz, George, 1972 - 1975
Box 17 Folder 23
H - Miscellaneous
Box 17 Folder 24
Hale, Terrel, 1989 - 1990
Box 17 Folder 25
Hall, Donald, 1968 - 1982
Box 18 Folder 1
Hamilton, Alfred Starr, 1975
Box 18 Folder 2
Hanna, Charles S., 1962 - 1974
Box 18 Folder 3
Hansel, Stanislaw, 1985
Box 18 Folder 4
Harbourfront (Greg Gatenby, reading series coordinator), 1984
Box 18 Folder 5
Harris, Marguerite, 1970 - 1978
Box 18 Folder 6
Harrison, Bob, 1992 - 1994
Box 18 Folder 7
Harrison, Jeanne (NEXT EXIT, editor), 1980
Box 18 Folder 8
Hartley, George, 1988
Box 18 Folder 9
Hartman, Charles O., 1989 - 1993
Box 18 Folder 10
Hartz, Jim, 1974 - 1990
Box 18 Folder 11
Harvestworks, Inc., 1986

Application and correspondence for Artist in Residency Program.

Box 18 Folder 12
Harvey, Emily, 1987 - 1989
Box 18 Folder 13
Heidsieck, Bernard, 1978 - 1986
Box 18 Folder 14
Hejinian, Lyn, 1983 - 1986
Box 18 Folder 15
Heller, Michael, 1988 - 1993
Box 18 Folder 16
Hellermann, William (Composers' Forum), 1976 - 1985
Box 18 Folder 17
Hendricks, Geoffrey, 1971 - 1993
Box 18 Folder 18
Henricks, Jon, 1976 - 1978
Box 18 Folder 19
Herbst, Steirischer, 1989
Box 18 Folder 20
Hershberger, Ruth, 1958 - 1961
Box 18 Folder 21
Hickman, Leland, 1986 - 1990
Box 19 Folder 1
Higgins, Dick (Part 1), 1960 - 1984
Box 19 Folder 2
Higgins, Dick (Part 2), 1985 - 1992
Box 19 Folder 3
Higgins, Dick (Part 3)
Box 19 Folder 4
Higgins, Dick (Part 4)
Box 19 Folder 5
Higgins, Dick (Part 5)
Box 20 Folder 1
Higgins, Dick (Part 6)

Assorted fiction, poetry and drama.

Box 20 Folder 2
Higgins, Dick (Part 7)

Miscellaneous.

Box 20 Folder 3
Higgins, Dick, 1984

Correspondence and copy of LA COMEDIE DE PROVERBES.

Box 20 Folder 4
Holst, Spencer, 1979 - 1995
Box 20 Folder 5
Holzaepfel, John, 1988
Box 20 Folder 6
Hontchar, Alexandra, 1958 - 1960
Box 20 Folder 7
Hoover, Paul, 1993
Box 20 Folder 8
Hornick, Lita, 1976

Correspondence regarding MOMA reading.

Box 20 Folder 9
Hsieh, Tehching, 1981 - 1982
Box 20 Folder 10
I - Miscellaneous
Box 20 Folder 11
Ichiyanagi, Toshi, 1960

Performance instructions (originals).

Box 20 Folder 12
Iimura, Taka, 1979
Box 20 Folder 13
Institute for Art and Urban Resources (Ron Lynch, program director), 1982 - 1983
Box 20 Folder 14
Institute for Arts in Education, 1986

Capital Region Center - Correspondence and contract regarding CRC's Poetry-as-Performance Workshop.

Box 20 Folder 15
Institute of Modern Art, Australia (Sandra Ray, director), 1990
Box 20 Folder 16
Iowa Theatre Lab (Gillian Richards, administrative director), 1980
Box 20 Folder 17
J - Miscellaneous
Box 20 Folder 18
Janney, Christopher, 1982 - 1984
Box 20 Folder 19
Jennings, Terry, 1976

Includes photographs.

Box 20 Folder 20
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1979 - 1993
Box 20 Folder 21
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1982 - 1990

Letters of recommendation of others.

Box 21 Folder 1
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (Part 1), 1969 - 1971

Mac Low's applications, prospectus and biographical materials.

Box 21 Folder 2
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (Part 2), 1969 - 1971

Mac Low's applications, prospectus, and biographical materials.

Box 21 Folder 3
Johnson, Ray, 1961 - 1988
Box 21 Folder 4
Johnson, Tom, 1983
Box 21 Folder 5
Joris, Pierre

1974, 1991.

Box 21 Folder 6
K - Miscellaneous
Box 21 Folder 7
Kahn, Doug, 1988
Box 21 Folder 8
Kamin, Franz, 1976 - 1993
Box 21 Folder 9
Kaplan, Edward, 1983
Box 21 Folder 10
Kaplan, Tobey, 1982 - 1986

Poems.

Box 21 Folder 11
Kasemets, Udo, 1979 - 1985
Box 21 Folder 12
Katz, Steve, 1976 - 1977
Box 21 Folder 13
Kearns, Ann, 1984
Box 21 Folder 14
Kelly, Robert, 1961 - 1989
Box 21 Folder 15
Kelly, Robert, 1988

Includes THE FLOWERS OF UNCEASING COINCIDENCE.

Box 21 Folder 16
Kelter, Jolie
Box 22 Folder 1
Kessler, Milton, 1987 - 1992
Box 22 Folder 2
Kew Management, 1986 - 1987
Box 22 Folder 3
King, Kenneth, 1973 - 1986
Box 22 Folder 4
Kitchen (Rhys Chatham, music director), 1970 - 1980

Correspondence, holograph notes and biographical materials.

Box 22 Folder 5
Klenbort, Charlotte, 1992
Box 22 Folder 6
Knowles, Alison, 1976 - 1992
Box 22 Folder 7
Kohler, Michael, 1974
Box 22 Folder 8
Kostelanetz, Richard, 1970 - 1994
Box 22 Folder 9
Kotik, Peter and S.E.M. Ensemble, 1978 - 1989
Box 22 Folder 10
Kuhn, Laura D., 1989 - 1991
Box 22 Folder 11
Kush, 1977
Box 22 Folder 12
L - Miscellaneous
Box 22 Folder 13
La Barbara, Joan, 1979
Box 22 Folder 14
Labelle-Rojoux, Arnaud, 1990
Box 22 Folder 15
Labor Action for Peace (Frances Witlin, secretary), 1960

Correspondence, notes, newsletters, and brochures.

Box 22 Folder 16
Lachmann, Vera, 1975 - 1983

Correspondence, poems and play.

Box 22 Folder 17
Lachmann, Vera, 1968 - 1972

Manuscripts "Gedichte 1968-1972" and "Four Catawba Poems."

Box 22 Folder 18
L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E (Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein), 1977 - 1979
Box 23 Folder 1
Lasky, Jay, 1973 - 1974

Includes legal documents.

Box 23 Folder 2
Lau, Carolyn, 1987
Box 23 Folder 3
Lauterbach, Ann, 1992
Box 23 Folder 4
Lawrence, J, 1984
Box 23 Folder 5
Leach, Mary Jane, 1993

Open Secrets, XI-CD.

Box 23 Folder 6
Lebentritt, Julia (REAL ART WAYS SPACE)
Box 23 Folder 7
Lee, Jonathan Scott, 1986 - 1993
Box 23 Folder 8
Lenk, Timm, 1991 - 1992
Box 23 Folder 9
Levertov, Denise, 1964 - 1970
Box 23 Folder 10
Levi Strauss, David, 1987 - 1988
Box 23 Folder 11
Levy, Andrew, 1991 - 1993
Box 23 Folder 12
Lezak, Celia, 1970
Box 23 Folder 13
Lezak, Iris, 1955 - 1959

Correspondence, notes (including Lezak's parents) and photographs.

Box 23 Folder 14
Lezak, Iris, 1960 - 1975
Box 23 Folder 15
Lezak, Iris

Undated.

Box 24 Folder 1
Lezak, Iris

Miscellaneous.

Box 24 Folder 2
Lezak, Iris, 1975

Art works.

Box 24 Folder 3
Lezak, Sidney, 1978
Box 24 Folder 4
LIBERATION, 1961
Box 24 Folder 5
Linick, Anthony, 1961 - 1964

Correspondence regarding NOMAD magazine.

Box 24 Folder 6
Lisker, Roy, 1981

Correspondence regarding NEW UNIVERSE WEEKLY.

Box 24 Folder 7
Logos Duo, 1982 - 1984
Box 24 Folder 8
LOTTA POETICA (Sarenco), 1983 - 1985
Box 24 Folder 9
Lowy, Stephan, 1989 - 1992
Box 24 Folder 10
Lust, Herbert, 1987 - 1993
Box 24 Folder 11
M - Miscellaneous
Box 24 Folder 12
Maciunas, George, 1960 - 1970
Box 24 Folder 13
Mac Low, Jackson Sr. and Fannie Baskin Mac Low, 1955 - 1965
Box 25 Folder 1
Mac Low, Mordecai-Mark and Clarinda Mac Low, 1975 - 1993
Box 25 Folder 2
Major, Clarence, 1989 - 1990
Box 25 Folder 3
Malanga, Gerard, 1975

Includes photograph contact sheets of portraits of Mac Low.

Box 25 Folder 4
Malina, Judith, 1960

Includes translation of PLATONIC LOVE.

Box 25 Folder 5
Malina, Judith, 1986 - 1992
Box 25 Folder 6
Mallander, Jan, 1968
Box 25 Folder 7
Margueritte, 1992
Box 25 Folder 8
Martin, Stephen-Paul, 1987 - 1988
Box 25 Folder 9
Mattlin, Sharon (Part 1), 1972 - 1980
Box 26 Folder 1
Mattlin, Sharon (Part 2), 1972 - 1980
Box 26 Folder 2
Mattlin, Sharon, 1970 - 1974

Poems, including manuscript "Looking For My Lost ID."

Box 26 Folder 3
Mattlin, Sharon

"Questionnaire" (Mac Low's response).

Box 26 Folder 4
Maxfield, Richard, 1962

Correspondence, programs and invitation.

Box 26 Folder 5
Mayer, Bernadette, 1976 - 1993
Box 26 Folder 6
Mayor, David, 1978
Box 26 Folder 7
McCaffery, Steve, 1978 - 1986
Box 26 Folder 8
McCaffery, Steve and George Hartley, 1992
Box 26 Folder 9
McGann, Jerome J., 1988 - 1989
Box 26 Folder 10
McIntosh, Sandy, 1992
Box 26 Folder 11
McQuade, Molly, 1992
Box 26 Folder 12
McReynolds, David, 1987 - 1993
Box 26 Folder 13
Meet the Composer, Inc. (John Duffy, director), 1976 - 1989
Box 26 Folder 14
Mercatorfonds (Dirk Van de Meulebroecke), 1986 - 1987

Correspondence related to Mac Low's editing of the translation of Christian Tumpel's REMBRANT: MYTHOS AND METHODE.

Box 27 Folder 1
Messerli, Douglas (Sun & Moon Press), 1978 - 1993
Box 27 Folder 2
Meyer, Tom, 1989
Box 27 Folder 3
MILANOPOESIA (Gianni Sassi, curator), 1989 - 1990
Box 27 Folder 4
Miller, Chuck, 1973 - 1992
Box 27 Folder 5
Monach, Greta, 1979 - 1981
Box 27 Folder 6
Monk, Meredith, 1971 - 1993
Box 27 Folder 7
Montano, Linda, 1983
Box 27 Folder 8
Moore, Barbara and Peter, 1978 - 1991
Box 27 Folder 9
Morgan, Robert, 1982 - 1984
Box 27 Folder 10
Moriarty, Laura, 1988
Box 27 Folder 11
Morra, Giuseppe, 1980 - 1982
Box 27 Folder 12
Morrow, Bradford, 1982 - 1993
Box 27 Folder 13
Morrow, Charles, 1983 - 1988
Box 27 Folder 14
Museum of Contemporary Art (Julie Lazor, curator), 1992 - 1993
Box 27 Folder 15
N - Miscellaneous
Box 27 Folder 16
Nannucci, Maurizio, 1978 - 1980
Box 28 Folder 1
Naropa Institute, 1991 - 1993
Box 28 Folder 2
Nasdor, Marc, 1987 - 1988
Box 28 Folder 3
National Endowment for the Arts, 1976 - 1979

Application materials.

Box 28 Folder 4
National Endowment for the Arts, 1985 - 1988

Correspondence and application materials.

Box 28 Folder 5
Natural Science Book Club, 1969 - 1972
Box 28 Folder 6
Neilson, Melanie, 1991 - 1993
Box 28 Folder 7
Nelson-Raney, Steve, 1989
Box 28 Folder 8
Neufeld, Leonard, 1991
Box 28 Folder 9
NEW AMERICAN WRITING (Paul Hoover), 1990
Box 28 Folder 10
NEW DIRECTIONS (Barbara Epler), 1947, 1991-1992
Box 28 Folder 11
New Grove Dictionary of Music in the United States, 1984
Box 28 Folder 12
New Jersey State Museum (Zoltan Buki, curator), 1977
Box 28 Folder 13
New Langton Arts, 1983 - 1992
Box 28 Folder 14
New York Foundation for the Arts (Theodore Berger, executive director), 1988 - 1989
Box 29 Folder 1
New York Foundation for the Arts (Mark Bradford, program associate), 1990 - 1991
Box 29 Folder 2
NEW YORK QUARTERLY (William Packard, editor), 1973 - 1980
Box 29 Folder 3
New York Telephone Company, 1967 - 1974
Box 29 Folder 4
New York University, 1967 - 1972
Box 29 Folder 5
New York University, 1973
Box 29 Folder 6
Newberry, Sam, 1964

Correspondence and materials regarding Ezra Pound.

Box 29 Folder 7
Newman, Robert, 1977

Includes performance descriptions and "Mirror" book.

Box 29 Folder 8
NEXUS (Anne Stengel Raman, coordinator), 1985
Box 29 Folder 9
Niblock, Phill, 1992
Box 29 Folder 10
Nieminen, Risto, 1993
Box 29 Folder 11
Nonsequitur Foundation (Steve Peters, managing editor), 1989 - 1992
Box 29 Folder 12
NORTH DAKOTA QUARTERLY (Robert W. Lewis, editor), 1988 - 1989
Box 29 Folder 13
NOTUS (David Gansz, contributing editor), 1987 - 1988
Box 29 Folder 14
Nuova Intrapresa (Barbara Minghetti, executive secretary), 1989
Box 29 Folder 15
O - Miscellaneous
Box 29 Folder 16
O.ARS (Don Wellman, editor), 1983 - 1984
Box 29 Folder 17
O'Hara, Morgan, 1984 - 1985
Box 29 Folder 18
Oliveros, Pauline, 1978 - 1986
Box 29 Folder 19
Olson, Toby, 1966 - 1993
Box 29 Folder 20
Ostertag, Pan, 1990
Box 29 Folder 21
Ott, Gil, 1978 - 1991
Box 30 Folder 1
P - Miscellaneous
Box 30 Folder 2
Paik, Nam June, 1964 - 1993
Box 30 Folder 3
Palestine, Charlemagne, 1977
Box 30 Folder 4
Paris, Matthew, 1981 - 1993
Box 30 Folder 5
PARTISAN REVIEW, 1947, 1972, 1976
Box 30 Folder 6
PEN American Center (Christine Friedlander, program coordinator), 1974 - 1990

See also Bartlett, Lee.

Box 30 Folder 7
Peters Edition Limited, London (Hilary Edwards, copyright manager), 1990
Box 30 Folder 8
Piombino, Nick, 1992 - 1993
Box 30 Folder 9
Plug In Gallery, 1992
Box 30 Folder 10
Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, 1981 - 1990
Box 30 Folder 11
Poetry Project, 1978 - 1993
Box 30 Folder 12
Poetry Society of America (Judith Baumel, director), 1984 - 1988