Edith Jarolim Collection, 1934-1985 (MSS 0200)

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Extent: 4.4 Linear feet (9 archives boxes, and 4 oversize folders)

Edith Jarolim's project files for her two editions of Paul Blackburn's works, The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn and 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 1981-1985.

American literary scholar trained at New York University and editor of two posthumous editions of Paul Blackburn's poetry.

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 MATERIALS.

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 for 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.

Container List

RESEARCH MATERIALS

Subject Files: Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Correspondence, A-Z, 1980 - 1982
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Dated type samples of Paul Blackburn manuscripts and letters, 1930 - 1970
Notecards
Box: 1 Folder: 3 Oversize: FB-078-01
1958-1971
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Editing, books and articles
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Posthumous anthologies
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Anthologies
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Broadsides
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Bibliography
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Poetry
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Black binder journals
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Abrams, Sue
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Allen, Donald. New American Poetry file
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Ararat Magazine (Leo Hamilton), 1982
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Black Sparrow Press, 1981
Box: 1 Folder: 8-9
Blackburn, Freddie, 1959, 1980-1983
Box: 1 Folder: 10-11
Blackburn, Sara, 1980-1984 & undated
Box: 1 Folder: 12-13
Blackburn, William Gordon, 1930 - 1981
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Brown University. Kinter File and Harris Collection, 1951 - 1980
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Byrd, Bobby, 1969 - 1982
Box: 1 Folder: 16
City University of New York (David Ignatow), 1982
Box: 1 Folder: 17
Cole, William
Columbia University
Box: 1 Folder: 18
Cape Goliard Press (Barry Hall and Tom Raworth), 1966 - 1969
Box: 1 Folder: 19
Tom Dotten file, 1969
Box: 1 Folder: 20
Dowden file, 1967
Box: 1 Folder: 21
Leah Salisbury file, 1962
Box: 1 Folder: 24
Corman, Cid, 1981
Box: 1 Folder: 25
Cornell University Libraries, 1964 - 1982
Box: 1 Folder: 26
Dawson, Fielding, 1981 - 1984
Box: 1 Folder: 27
DeLoach, Allen
Box: 1 Folder: 28
Dicker, Harold, 1980 - 1981
Box: 1 Folder: 29
Doyle, Mike. Tuatara file, 1969
Box: 1 Folder: 30
Elizabeth Press (James Weil), 1981
Box: 1 Folder: 31
Freed, Ray, 1981 - 1983
George Arents Research Library
Box: 1 Folder: 32
1956 - 1968
Box: 1 Folder: 33
Grove Press file I
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Grove Press file II
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Griffith, E.V. Hearse file, 1958
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Humanities Research Center. El Corno Emplumado file
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Indiana University, 1980 - 1983
Indiana University, Lilly Library
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Cid Corman file, 1953 - 1981
Box: 2 Folder: 6
Le Roi Jones file, Totem Press
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Poetry file, 1950
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Kent State University, 1962 - 1981
Box: 2 Folder: 9
Kent State University. D.A. Levy file, 1966
Box: 2 Folder: 10
Klass, Rosanne, 1980
Box: 2 Folder: 11
Lauffer, Don. Brown paper file, 1963 - 1981
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Laughlin, James. New Directions file, 1956 - 1981
Box: 2 Folder: 13
Lindawood, Mark. A Brief Biography of Paul Blackburn

Contains both typescript and correspondence

Box: 2 Folder: 14
Middlebury College. Bronfman, Blackburn file, 1954 - 1957
Box: 2 Folder: 15
New York Times query for Paul Blackburn materials, 1980
New York University, Fales Collection
Box: 2 Folder: 16
Angel Hair file, 1968
Box: 2 Folder: 17
Camels Coming file, 1965 - 1966
Box: 2 Folder: 18
Caterpillar file, 1966
Box: 2 Folder: 19
El Corno Empleado file, 1965 - 1981
Box: 2 Folder: 20
Outburst files, 1961
Box: 2 Folder: 21
Software file
Box: 2 Folder: 22
New York University. Origin, 2nd series file, 1962 - 1966
Box: 2 Folder: 23
New York University. Rosenthal, M.L., 1978 - 1982
Box: 2 Folder: 24
Olson, Toby, 1967 - 1982
Box: 2 Folder: 25-26
Penn State. Black Sparrow Press file

Contains correspondence between Paul Blackburn and J. Martin.

Oversize: FB-006-06-07
Penn State. Black Sparrow Press file

Early Selected Y Mas (file II) - typescripts. Early Selected Y Mas (file III) - galley proofs.

Box: 2 Folder: 27
Penn State University, Charles Mann, 1981 - 1982
Box: 2 Folder: 28
Poetry Now, E.V. Griffith, 1958 - 1981
Box: 2 Folder: 29
Raiziss, Sonia, 1982
Box: 2 Folder: 30
Raworth, Tom, 1981 - 1982
Box: 2 Folder: 31
Reynolds, Tim, 1969 - 1970
Box: 2 Folder: 32
Rochester Insitute of Technology, Sam Abrams, 1981 - 1982
Rothenberg, Jerome
Box: 2 Folder: 33
1959 - 1971
Box: 2 Folder: 34
Poems from the Floating World file
Box: 2 Folder: 35
Some/Thing file
Box: 2 Folder: 36
Sam Houston State University. Wild Fox file, 1982
Simon Fraser University
Box: 2 Folder: 37
1964 - 1981
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Coyote Journal file
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Io file
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Michael McClure file
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Open Letter file
Box: 3 Folder: 5
State University of New York, Albany. Carol Berge, 1981
State University of New York, Buffalo
Box: 3 Folder: 6
1956
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Athanor file
Box: 3 Folder: 8
R.J. Bertholf file, 1981 - 1982
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Kayak file, 1965
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Robert Kelly file
Box: 3 Folder: 11
State University of New York, Cortland, 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 12
State University of New York at Stony Brook. Walter Homady, Perishable Press, 1967 - 1980
Box: 3 Folder: 13
Syracuse University. Edward Lyon, 1980 - 1982
Box: 3 Folder: 14
UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, City Lights file, 1955 - 1967
UC San Diego
Box: 3 Folder: 15
Blackburn collection, find list [outdated]
Box: 3 Folder: 16
First line indexes of Blackburn poems
Box: 3 Folder: 17-18
Blackburn Collection, folder by folder listing of contents, 1945 - 1971
Box: 3 Folder: 19
University of Calgary, Tish and Imago records, 1955 - 1982
University of Connecticut
Box: 3 Folder: 20
Jim Koller file, 1966 - 1972
Box: 3 Folder: 21
Charles Olson file, 1952 - 1966
Box: 3 Folder: 22
Joel Oppenheimer file, 1953 - 1968
Box: 3 Folder: 23
Ed Sanders file
Box: 3 Folder: 24
University of Illinois at Chicago, Circle file, 1950 - 1981
Box: 3 Folder: 25
University of Michigan
Box: 3 Folder: 26
University of Texas, Austin
Washington University. Robert Creeley file
Box: 3 Folder: 27
1951 - 1970

Contains correspondence with Paul Blackburn.

Box: 4 Folder: 1
1980 - 1983, 1980 - 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 2
General file
Box: 4 Folder: 3
University of Virginia, Robert Vas Dias papers, 1969 - 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Vas Dias, Robert, 1979 - 1982
Washington University
Box: 4 Folder: 5
Walter Hamady \ Perishable Press file
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Robert Sward file
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Woodward, Katherine. Document for New Poetry, Paul Blackburn, a Checklist, 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 8
Yale University Library, 1962 - 1982

Subject Files: Miscellaneous

Box: 4 Folder: 9-10 Oversize: FB-006-05
Articles--miscellaneous about Paul Blackburn
Box: 4 Folder: 11
Miscellaneous articles by Paul Blackburn
Box: 4 Folder: 12-13
Cities - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1970
Box: 4 Folder: 14-15
Dissolving Fabric - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1955, 1966
Box: 4 Folder: 16-17
Early Selected Y Mas - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1952 - 1964
Box: 4 Folder: 18
Halfway Down the Coast - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1975
Box: 4 Folder: 19
In On or About the Premises - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1968
Box: 4 Folder: 20
Journals - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1975
Box: 5 Folder: 1
Nets - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1961
Box: 5 Folder: 2
Reardon Stompout Poems - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1967
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Sing Song - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1966
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Miscellaneous books by Blackburn - Photocopies of pages with E. Jarolim annotations
Box: 5 Folder: 5-6
Research materials used for The Parallel Voyages, 1987

BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS

Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn

Box: 5 Folder: 7
Correspondence re: publication, UC Press and Persea
Box: 5 Folder: 8
Foreword
Box: 5 Folder: 9
Table of contents, index and literary criticism on Blackburn's poetry
Box: 5 Folder: 10
Typescript drafts of introduction
Box: 5 Folder: 11-15
Poems selected for Collected Poems, photocopies with Jarolim's annotations, 1948 - 1968
Box: 6 Folder: 1
Poems selected for Collected Poems, photocopies with Jarolim's annotations, 1969 - 1971
Box: 6 Folder: 2-10
Manuscript (photocopies) with Jarolim annotations
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Typescript for publisher, typed from xeroxed manuscript pp. 145-199
Box: 7 Folder: 1-12
Typescript for publisher, typed from xeroxed manuscript pp. 200-962
Box: 7 Folder: 13-15
Artwork
Box: 8 Folder: 1-6
Galley proofs, first pass with corrections
Box: 8 Folder: 7-10
Galley proofs, second pass with corrections, galleys 1-229
Box: 9 Folder: 1-2
Galley proofs, second pass with corrections, galleys 230-357
Box: 9 Folder: 3-5
Galley proofs, third pass proofs
Box: 9 Folder: 6-10
Page proofs, before artwork