Alice Notley Papers, 1969-2014 (MSS 319)

Extent: 34.35 Linear feet (54 archives boxes, 16 flat boxes, 1 map case folder, and 3 art bin items)

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Papers of Alice Notley (1945-), an American artist and poet. The collection includes manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, and original artwork.

Alice Notley was born in 1945 in Bisbee, Arizona. She received a B.A. from Barnard College in 1967, and her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 1969. She married the writer Ted Berrigan in 1972, with whom she had two sons, Anselm and Edmund, both poets. After Berrigan's death in 1983, she married the British poet Doug Oliver and relocated to Paris, France.

Notley's writing and art responds to a broad spectrum of American culture. Among the numerous collections of verse that Notley has published are Incidental in the Day World (1973), When I was Alive (1980), Waltzing Matilda (1981), Margaret and Dusty (1985), and How Spring Comes (1981), which received a 1982 San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award. Notley has also written a short autobiography entitled Tell Me Again (1982).

Notley is also a visual artist, and her collection includes original artworks such as collages, watercolors, and sketches. Many of her collages are composed of everyday objects and images and are quite consistent with her poetry in that respect.

Notley was co-editor of the literary magazine Gare Du Nord with Douglas Oliver, publishing five issues over two years (1998-1999). Magazine production ceased in the fall of 1999 when Oliver was diagnosed with cancer; he died the following spring.

Notley has continued to write both prose and poetry, including an epic poem, The Descent of Alette (1992), and the titles Desamere (1995), Mysteries of Small Houses (1998) (for which Notley was a Pulitzer Prize finalist), Disobedience (2001), Coming After (2005), Alma or the Dead Women (2006), In the Pines (2007), Reason and Other Women (2010), Culture of One (2011), Songs and Stories of the Ghouls (2011), Benediction (2015) and Certain Magical Acts (2016).

Notley has been recognized by the Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and in 2015 Notley was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

She currently resides in Paris.

Papers of Alice Notley (1945-), an American artist and poet involved in the New York poetry scene beginning in the mid-1960s. The collection contains correspondence with other prominent poets and writers, typescripts of published and unpublished literary works, notebooks, and Notley's original artwork, including collages, sketches and watercolors. The collection was processed in five major accessions.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 1995

This accession is comprised of notebooks filled with manuscript writings, correspondence with poets and editors, and examples of Notley's visual art, such as collages. Most of the material dates from the 1960s through the 1990s.

Arranged in three series: 1) MANUSCRIPTS & NOTEBOOKS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE and 3) ARTWORK.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 1998

Arranged in two series: 4) MANUSCRIPTS & NOTEBOOKS and 5) CORRESPONDENCE.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 2003

The accession processed in 2003 complements the first portions of the collection and includes additional correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts and artworks. It also contains material related to the production of the literary magazine Gare du Nord. Most of the papers date from the late 1990s through 2001.

Arranged in six series: 6) CORRESPONDENCE, 7) WRITINGS, 8) NOTEBOOKS, 9) GARE DU NORD PRODUCTION MATERIALS, 10) ARTWORK and 11) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 2011

Arranged in three series: 12) CORRESPONDENCE, 13) DREAM NOTEBOOKS and 14) WRITINGS.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 2017

The bulk of this accession dates from 2000 through 2014.

Arranged in five series: 15) CORRESPONDENCE, 16) WRITINGS, 17) NOTEBOOKS, 18) ARTWORK and 19) MISCELLANEOUS.

Container List

Accession Processed in 1995

MANUSCRIPTS & NOTEBOOKS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) MANUSCRIPTS & NOTEBOOKS: One manuscript of a three-act play entitled "Twilight Vision" and Notley's notebooks, which are arranged chronologically from 1969 to 1990. Entries contain descriptions of Notley's day-to-day activities, literary writings, drawings, and meditations on others writers such as Dante, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and William Carlos Williams.

Box 1 Folder 1
Twilight Vision: A Play in Three Acts
Box 1 Folder 2-8
Notebooks, 1969 June-1970 September
Box 2 Folder 1-8
Notebooks, 1970 September-1971 October
Box 3 Folder 1-7
Notebooks, 1971 October-1972 December
Box 4 Folder 1-7
Notebooks, 1973 June-1976 September
Box 5 Folder 1-7
Notebooks, 1976 September-1978 November
Box 6 Folder 1
Notebooks, 1978 November-1979 April
Oversize FB-117 Folder 1
Notebook, 1979 April-October
Box 6 Folder 3-7
Notebooks, 1979 August-1980
Box 7 Folder 1-6
Notebooks, 1980 March-1981 September
Box 8 Folder 1-6
Notebooks, 1980 December-1982 July
Box 9 Folder 1-7
Notebooks, 1982-1983 January
Box 10 Folder 1-3
Notebooks, 1983 February-November
Oversize FB-117 Folder 2
Notebook, 1983 May-November
Box 10 Folder 5-7
Notebooks, 1983 June-November
Box 11 Folder 1-5
Notebooks, 1983 November-1984 June
Box 12 Folder 1-5
Notebooks, 1984 June-1985 January
Box 13 Folder 1-5
Notebooks, 1984 December-1985 October
Box 14 Folder 1-5
Notebooks, 1985 October-1986 October
Box 15 Folder 1-5
Notebooks, 1986 November-1988 June
Box 16 Folder 1-6
Notebooks, 1988 June-1989 May
Box 17 Folder 1-4
Notebooks, 1989 May-1990
Box 18 Folder 1-2
Notebooks, 1990

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: The correspondence series is extensive and includes letters from prominent people in contemporary art and literature such as Joe Brainard, Andrei Codrescu, Edward Halsey Foster, Allen Ginsberg, Douglas Messerli, Eileen Myles, Ron Padgett, Leslie Scalapino, Anne Waldman, and Philip Whalen. Most of the material dates from 1988 to 1994. Letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Box 19 Folder 1
Abbott, Steve, 1992
Box 19 Folder 2
Alson, Sheila, 1992 - 1993
Box 19 Folder 3
Baude, Dawn Michelle, 1992 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 4
Berkson, Bill, 1985
Box 19 Folder 5
Bernstein, Charles, 1994
Box 19 Folder 6
Brainard, Joe, 1991 - 1993
Box 19 Folder 7
Burckhardt, Rudy, 1992 - 1993
Box 19 Folder 8
Carey, Tom, 1980
Box 19 Folder 9
Carville, Daragh
Box 19 Folder 10
Castleberry, R. T., 1991
Box 19 Folder 11
Cataldo, Susan
Box 19 Folder 12
Clark, Tom, 1994 - 1995
Box 19 Folder 13
Codrescu, Andrei, 1993 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 14
Collom, Jack, 1993 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 15
Daley, John, 1992
Box 19 Folder 16
Di Prima, Diane, 1992
Box 19 Folder 17
Dorn, B, 1988
Box 19 Folder 18
Equi, Elaine, 1989
Box 19 Folder 19
Foster, Edward Halsey, 1993 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 20
Ginsberg, Allen, 1992
Box 19 Folder 21
Gizzi, Peter, 1994
Box 19 Folder 22
Glover, A, 1991
Box 19 Folder 23
Grapes, Jack, 1992
Box 19 Folder 24
Harryman, Carla, 1994
Box 19 Folder 25
Hejinian, Lyn, 1994
Box 19 Folder 26
Hollo, Anselm, 1992 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 27
Holman, Bob, 1993
Box 19 Folder 28
Hornick, Lita, 1994
Box 19 Folder 29
Killian, Kevin
Box 19 Folder 30
Koch, Kenneth, 1993
Box 19 Folder 31
Kyger, Joanne, 1989
Box 19 Folder 32
Laughlin, James, 1992
Box 19 Folder 33
Lewis, Joel, 1990 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 34
McNaughton, Duncan, 1993 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 35
Messerli, Douglas, 1993 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 36
Myles, Eileen, 1987 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 37
Nauen, Elinor, 1992 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 38
Opstedal, Kevin, 1994
Box 19 Folder 39
Padgett, Ron, 1992 - 1993
Box 19 Folder 40
Pettet, Simon and Rose, 1993 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 41
Prisco, Salvatore, 1993
Box 19 Folder 42
Raphael, 1993
Box 19 Folder 43
Rosenthal, Robert and Kraut, Rochelle, 1994
Box 19 Folder 44
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1994
Box 19 Folder 45
Saroyan, Aram, 1991 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 46
Savage, Tom, 1993 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 47
Scalapino, Leslie, 1992 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 48
Schiff, Harris, 1992 - 1993
Box 19 Folder 49
Schneeman, Elio, 1994
Box 19 Folder 50
Schneeman, George
Box 19 Folder 51
Schneidir, David, 1991
Box 19 Folder 52
Sparrow, E Carter, 1991 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 53
Stanford, David H. (Viking Penguin), 1993 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 54
Stanton, Johnny, 1986 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 55
Torregian, Sotere, 1994
Box 19 Folder 56
Tranter, John, 1993
Box 19 Folder 57
Unidentified, 1987 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 58
Waldman, Anne, 1991 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 59
Warsh, Lewis
Box 19 Folder 60
Weiner, Hannah
Box 19 Folder 61
Whalen, Philip, 1989 - 1994
Box 19 Folder 62
Young, Geoff, 1994

ARTWORK

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) ARTWORK. Arranged in seven subseries: A) Collages, B) Book Collages, C) Box Collages, D) Fan Collages, E) Mask Collages, F) Sketches and G) Watercolors. Materials in each subseries are arranged alphabetically by title. In cases when a title was not supplied by Notley, a title was created based on a topic sentence or major feature or theme of the work. The subjects of Notley's artworks vary from human portraits, women's figures, still lifes, and landscapes to abstract objects, shapes and colors. Her style is sensuous, lyrical and humorous. She often incorporates traditional elements of Chinese and Japanese art in her collages.

Collages

Oversize AB-04-D01
Box 20 Folder 2
Box 20 Folder 3
Box 20 Folder 4
Oversize FB-110 Folder 2
Box 20 Folder 6
Box 20 Folder 7
Box 20 Folder 8
Oversize FB-110 Folder 3
Oversize FB-110 Folder 6
Oversize FB-110 Folder 1
Box 20 Folder 12
Oversize FB-110 Folder 4
Box 20 Folder 14
Box 20 Folder 15
Oversize FB-110 Folder 5
Oversize FB-110 Folder 7
Box 20 Folder 18
Oversize FB-110 Folder 8
Box 20 Folder 20
Oversize FB-110 Folder 9
Oversize FB-110 Folder 10
Box 20 Folder 23
Oversize FB-110 Folder 11
Box 20 Folder 25
Oversize FB-110 Folder 12
Oversize FB-110 Folder 13
Box 20 Folder 28
Oversize AB-02-D02
Box 20 Folder 30
Box 20 Folder 31-50
Box 21 Folder 1-22
Special Today, nos. 21-42
Oversize FB-110 Folder 14
Special Today 43 (3 Items)
Oversize FB-110 Folder 15
Oversize FB-110 Folder 16
Box 21 Folder 26
Oversize AB-02-D03
Box 21 Folder 28
Box 21 Folder 29
Box 21 Folder 30

Book Collages

Box 21 Folder 31
Box 21 Folder 32
Box 21 Folder 33
Box 21 Folder 34
Box 21 Folder 35
Box 21 Folder 36
Box 22 Folder 1

Box Collages

Oversize FB-112 Folder 4
Oversize FB-112 Folder 1
Oversize FB-112 Folder 3
Oversize FB-112 Folder 2
Oversize FB-112 Folder 5

Fan Collages

Oversize FB-113 Folder 1
Oversize FB-114 Folder 4
Oversize FB-114 Folder 3
Oversize FB-115 Folder 2
Oversize FB-114 Folder 2
Oversize FB-114 Folder 1
Oversize FB-116 Folder 3
Oversize FB-113 Folder 4
Oversize FB-113 Folder 2
Oversize FB-116 Folder 2
Oversize FB-116 Folder 1
Oversize FB-113 Folder 3
Oversize FB-115 Folder 3
Oversize FB-115 Folder 1

Mask Collages

Oversize FB-111 Folder 3
Oversize FB-111 Folder 1
Oversize FB-111 Folder 2
Oversize FB-112 Folder 6
Oversize FB-112 Folder 7
Oversize FB-112 Folder 8

Sketches

Box 22 Folder 27
Oversize FB-110 Folder 18
Box 22 Folder 29
Box 22 Folder 30
Box 22 Folder 31
Box 22 Folder 32
Box 22 Folder 33
Box 22 Folder 34
Oversize MC-039-05

Watercolors

Box 22 Folder 36
Animals (2 Items)
Box 22 Folder 37
Bottles and Glasses (5 Items)
Box 22 Folder 38
Boots
Box 22 Folder 39
Buddha (2 Items)
Box 22 Folder 40
Chair
Box 22 Folder 41
Colour Shade with Poems (5 Items)
Box 22 Folder 42
Fan
Oversize FB-110 Folder 17
Feet (2 Items)
Box 22 Folder 44
Flowers (14 Items)
Box 22 Folder 45
Flower and Poetry (2 Items), 1985
Box 22 Folder 46
For Ted
Box 22 Folder 47
Human Figure (2 Items)
Box 22 Folder 48
Play (Ballet): Boot of... (5 Items)
Box 22 Folder 49
Poetry Project: Robert Grenier & Alice Notley (4 Items)
Box 22 Folder 50
Poetry Reading (3 Items)
Box 22 Folder 51
Portrait (4 Items)
Box 22 Folder 52
Tell Me Again (2 Items)
Box 22 Folder 53
Twenty Poems: Steve Carey (4 Items)
Box 22 Folder 54
Women's Bodies (7 Items)
Box 22 Folder 55
Women's Portraits (7 Items)
Box 22 Folder 56
Watercolor with Poems (14 Items), 1986
Box 22 Folder 57
Watercolor with Poems (8 Items), 1987
Box 22 Folder 58
Undefined Object (2 Items)

Accession Processed in 1998

MANUSCRIPTS & NOTEBOOKS

Box 23 Folder 1
Close to Me and Closer... (The Language of Heaven) and Desamere - Typescript
Box 23 Folder 2-5
Notebooks, 1990 December-1991 December
Box 24 Folder 1-6
Notebooks, 1992 February-1993 June
Box 25 Folder 1-6
Notebooks, 1993 August-1994 December

CORRESPONDENCE

Box 26 Folder 1
Alson, Sheila, 1995
Box 26 Folder 2
Alvarez-Maurer, Pansy, 1995 - 1996
Box 26 Folder 3
Baude, Dawn Michelle, 1995
Box 26 Folder 4
Benson, Steve, 1995
Box 26 Folder 5
Berkson, Bill, 1996
Box 26 Folder 6
Bloodaxe Books, undated
Box 26 Folder 7
Brainard, Joe, undated
Box 26 Folder 8
Brook, James, 1997
Box 26 Folder 9
Burckhardt, Rudy, 1995
Box 26 Folder 10
Cataldo, Susan, 1995
Box 26 Folder 11
Chernoff, Maxine, 1995 - 1996
Box 26 Folder 12
Clark, Tom, 1994
Box 26 Folder 13
Cole, Norma, 1995
Box 26 Folder 14
Collaborative Postcard, 1995

Includes Jack Collom, Anselm Hollo, Jane Dalrymple-Hollo, Lee Ann Brown, Steven Taylor, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and Rose Pettet.

Box 26 Folder 15
Collom, Jack, 1995 - 1996
Box 26 Folder 16
Corbett, Bill, 1997
Box 26 Folder 17
Creeley, Robert, 1996
Box 26 Folder 18
Davis, Jordan, undated
Box 26 Folder 19
Eshleman, Clayton, 1996
Box 26 Folder 20
Foster, Edwin, 1993 - 1997
Box 26 Folder 21
Friedman, Ed, 1995
Box 26 Folder 22
Gerstler, Amy, 1997
Box 26 Folder 23
Goldman, Judith, 1996 - 1997
Box 26 Folder 24
Harryman, Carla, 1995
Box 26 Folder 25
Hawkins, Ralph, 1996 - 1997
Box 26 Folder 26
Hejinian, Lyn, 1994 - 1996
Box 26 Folder 27
Henning, Barbara, 1995
Box 26 Folder 28
Hershon, Bob, 1995
Box 26 Folder 29
Hillman, Brenda, 1995
Box 26 Folder 30
Hollo, Anselm, 1995 - 1997
Box 26 Folder 31
Holman, Bob, 1992
Box 26 Folder 32
Hoover, Paul, 1995
Box 26 Folder 33
Hornick, Lita, undated
Box 26 Folder 34
Jones, Patricia Spears, 1997
Box 26 Folder 35
Killian, Kevin, 1995
Box 26 Folder 36
Koch, Kenneth, 1992
Box 26 Folder 37
Kyger, Joanne, 1995
Box 26 Folder 38
Lewis, Joel, 1994 - 1995
Box 26 Folder 39
McNaughton, Duncan, 1995
Box 26 Folder 40
Mesmer, Sharon, 1997
Box 26 Folder 41
Messerli, Douglas, 1995 - 1996
Box 26 Folder 42
Mikolowski, Ken, 1996
Box 26 Folder 43
Myles, Eileen, 1995
Box 26 Folder 44
Neil, Julian, 1995
Box 26 Folder 45
Nisbet, Jim, 1995
Box 26 Folder 46
Padgett, Ron, 1994 - 1997
Box 26 Folder 47
Parisi, Joseph, 1996
Box 26 Folder 48
Pettet, Simon, 1995 - 1996
Box 26 Folder 49
Riley, Denise, 1995
Box 26 Folder 50
Salerno, Mark, 1995 - 1996
Box 26 Folder 51
Saroyan, Aram, 1996
Box 26 Folder 52
Scalapino, Leslie, 1995 - 1997
Box 26 Folder 53
Sparrow, 1995
Box 26 Folder 54
Stanford, David, 1994 - 1996
Box 27 Folder 1
Thomas, Lorenzo, 1996
Box 27 Folder 2
Trinidad, David, 1996
Box 27 Folder 3
Valaoritis, Nanos, 1996
Box 27 Folder 4
Waldman, Anne, 1995 - 1997
Box 27 Folder 5
Warsh, Lewis, 1996 - 1997
Box 27 Folder 6
Wolf, Reva, 1994 - 1995

Accession Processed in 2003

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) CORRESPONDENCE: A continuation of the earlier accessions, with materials dating mostly from the late 1990s through 2001. It includes correspondence with many prominent artists and writers, as well as a number of younger writers. The largest files are from Katy Lederer, Eleanor Nauen, Leslie Scalapino, Eleni Sikelianos, and Anne Waldman. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Box 28 Folder 1
Abbott, Alysia, 1999
Box 28 Folder 2
Adnan, Etel, 1998 - 1999
Box 28 Folder 3
Alcalay, Ammiel, 1997 - 2000
Box 28 Folder 4
Baude, Dawn Michelle, 2000 - 2001
Box 28 Folder 5
Benson, Steve, 1999 - 2000
Box 28 Folder 6
Bergvall, Caroline, 2000
Box 28 Folder 7
Berkson, Bill, 1995 - 1998
Box 28 Folder 8
Bernstein, Charles, 2000
Box 28 Folder 9
Brook, James, 1997 - 1998

Includes excerpts from reclaiming San Francisco, ed. James Brook: "Weather and Repetition."

Box 28 Folder 10
Brown, Pam, 1998 - 2001
Box 28 Folder 11
Burckhardt, Rudy, undated
Box 28 Folder 12
Burckhardt, Yvonne Jacquette, 1998 - 2000
Box 28 Folder 13
Carey, Tom, 2000
Box 28 Folder 14
Cataldo, Susan, 1998 - 1999

Includes "The Mother Journal" (excerpt).

Box 28 Folder 15
Clark, Angelica, 2000
Box 28 Folder 16
Clark, Tom, 1998 - 2000
Box 28 Folder 17
Codrescu, Andrei, 1999
Box 28 Folder 18
Collom, Jack, 1997 - 2000

Includes poems and drawings.

Box 28 Folder 19
Corbett, Bill (editor of Grand Street), 1997 - 1998
Box 28 Folder 20
Creeley, Robert, 1998 - 1999
Box 28 Folder 21
Croggon, Alison, 2001
Box 28 Folder 22
Dalrymple-Hollo, Jane, 1997 - 1998

Includes pen-and-ink artwork.

Box 28 Folder 23
Dickison, Steve, 1996
Box 28 Folder 24
Dorn, Ed, 1997

Includes "Le Drouot a Metro Richelieu (23 Juin, 1992)".

Box 28 Folder 25
Downing, Brandon, 1999
Box 28 Folder 26
Duerden, Richard, 1998
Box 28 Folder 27
DuPlessis, Rachel Blau, 1999 - 2000
Box 28 Folder 28
Durand, Marcella, 2000
Box 28 Folder 29
Elmslie, Kenward, 1998 - 2001
Box 28 Folder 30
Eshleman, Clayton, 1995 - 1998
Box 28 Folder 31
Evans, Thomas, 1997 - 1998
Box 28 Folder 32
Fourcade, Dominique, 2000
Box 28 Folder 33
Friedman, Ed (artistic director, The Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church), 1997

Includes proof of Notley's "Half-Dome With Symmetrical Angels" (broadside).

Box 28 Folder 34
Frym, Gloria, 1998
Box 28 Folder 35
Gizzi, Peter, 1998 - 1999
Box 28 Folder 36
Granary Books, 1998

Includes proof of cover for Ted Berrigan: An Annotated Checklist.

Box 28 Folder 37
Griffiths, Bill (Eric Mottram Archive), 1998
Box 28 Folder 38
Hall, John and Angela, 1999
Box 28 Folder 39
Harwood, Lee, 2000
Box 28 Folder 40
Hawkins, Ralph, 1998 - 2000
Box 28 Folder 41
Hejinian, Lyn, 1998 - 2001

Includes "Figuring Out."

Box 28 Folder 42
Hillman, Brenda, 2001
Box 28 Folder 43
Hollo, Anselm and Jane Dalrymple-Hollo, 1995 - 2000

See also Dalrymple-Hollo, Jane.

Box 28 Folder 44
Holman, Bob, 2001
Box 28 Folder 45
Hunt, Ian, 2000
Box 28 Folder 46
Hyner, Stefan, 1999
Box 28 Folder 47
Jewel Heart (Center for Tibetan Culture and Buddhist Studies), 1997

Memorial for Allen Ginsburg.

Box 28 Folder 48
Johnson, Nicholas (Etruscan Books), 1995 - 2001

Includes "Certificate that Purchase the Past Easily and On Our Own Terms."

Box 28 Folder 49
Jones, Miriam, 1995

Includes "If I had a Pig I Would Cry Over It."

Box 28 Folder 50
Jones, Patricia Spears, 1996 - 2000

Includes "All Saint's Day" and "Days of Awe."

Box 29 Folder 1
Joris, Pierre, 1996
Box 29 Folder 2
Keelan, Claudia, 2000 - 2001
Box 29 Folder 3
Killian, Kevin, 1999 - 2000
Box 29 Folder 4
Koch, Kenneth, 1996 - 2000
Box 29 Folder 5
Kyger, Joanne, 1997 - 2001

Includes "Living a Spiritual Life in the Woods."

Box 29 Folder 6
Lederer, Katy, 1996 - 1999

Includes miscellaneous poems.

Box 29 Folder 7
Lewis, Joel and Sandy Flitterman, 1998

Includes miscellaneous poems.

Box 29 Folder 8
Lopez, Tony, 1999
Box 29 Folder 9
Luoma, Bill, 1998
Box 29 Folder 10
Maurer-Alvarez, Pansy, 1995 - 2001
Box 29 Folder 11
McNaughton, Duncan, 1998

Includes "In the Old City."

Box 29 Folder 12
Mesmer, Sharon, 1999
Box 29 Folder 13
Middleton, Peter, 2000
Box 29 Folder 14
Mikolowski, Ann, 1999
Box 29 Folder 15
Milne, Drew, 1997

Includes "The Eclipse of the Ear."

Box 29 Folder 16
Mlinko, Ange, 1999

Includes "Irrational Superballs."

Box 29 Folder 17
Moriarty, Laura, 1998
Box 29 Folder 18
Moxley, Jennifer and Steve Evans, 1999 - 2000
Box 29 Folder 19
Mulford, Wendy, 1997 - 2000
Box 29 Folder 20
Myles, Eileen, 1999 - 2000

Includes "Seattle Harbor" and "Milk."

Box 29 Folder 21
Nauen, Elinor and Johnny Stanton, 1994 - 1999
Box 29 Folder 22
Nguyen, Hoa, 1998 - 2000
Box 29 Folder 23
Nisbet, Jim, 1999 - 2000
Box 29 Folder 24
Opstedal, Kevin, 1994 - 1998
Box 29 Folder 25
Padgett, Ron, 1997 - 2001
Box 29 Folder 26
Penberthy, Jenny, 1999 - 2001
Box 29 Folder 27
Pettet, Simon, 1996 - 2000
Box 29 Folder 28
Prevallet, Kristin, 1999
Box 29 Folder 29
Quatermain, Peter and Meredith, 2000
Box 29 Folder 30
Riley, Denise, 1999 - 2000
Box 29 Folder 31
Riley, Peter and Beryl, 1998 - 2001
Box 29 Folder 32
Robb, Graham, 2000
Box 29 Folder 33
Rosenthal, Robert, 2000
Box 29 Folder 34
Rothenberg, Jerry and Diane, 1997 - 1999
Box 29 Folder 35
Russo, Linda, 1998
Box 29 Folder 36
Sadoff, Ira, undated
Box 29 Folder 37
Salerno, Mark (editor, Arshile), 1998
Box 29 Folder 38
Saroyan, Aram, 1996 - 2000

Includes "For Alice Notley."

Box 29 Folder 39
Savage, Tom, 2000
Box 29 Folder 40
Scalapino, Leslie, 1997 - 1999

Includes "I Romance Comic Book - Noh Play," from Orchid Jetsam and "From Orchid Jetsam - A Dee Goda Mystery."

Box 29 Folder 41
Scalapino, Leslie, 2000 - 2001
Box 30 Folder 1
Schelling, Andrew, 2000
Box 30 Folder 2
Schiff, Harris, 2000
Box 30 Folder 3
Schneeman, Elio, 1997
Box 30 Folder 4
Schneeman, Katie and George, 1995 - 2000
Box 30 Folder 5
Schneider, David, 1999
Box 30 Folder 6
Schuchat, Simon, 2001
Box 30 Folder 7
Sikelianos, Eleni, 1995 - 2001
Box 30 Folder 8
Skinner, Jonathan, 2000
Box 30 Folder 9
Slovak, Paul, 2000
Box 30 Folder 10
Smith, Dale, 1995 - 1997

Includes "Poetry and Crisis in Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons," "Song That I Be Near," "Definition of Art," and "Montana."

Box 30 Folder 11
Spahr, Juliana, 1998 - 2001
Box 30 Folder 12
Stanford, David (editor, Viking Penguin), undated
Box 30 Folder 13
Stanton, Johnny, 1994
Box 30 Folder 14
Swensen, Cole, ca. 1999
Box 30 Folder 15
Talisman House, Publishers (Ed Foster, editor), 1997 - 2000

Includes interview with Alice Notley by Ed Foster.

Box 30 Folder 16
Tarlo, Harriet, 1998 - 1999
Box 30 Folder 17
Thesen, Sharon, 1999 - 2000
Box 30 Folder 18
Thomas, Heather, 1998 - 2001

Includes "Interview with Alice Notley by Heather Thomas."

Box 30 Folder 19
Thomas, Lorenzo, 1999
Box 30 Folder 20
Trinidad, David, 1998 - 1999
Box 30 Folder 21
Vaughn, Vittoria, 1999
Box 30 Folder 22
Waldman, Anne, 1994 - 1998

Includes "Notes on Sitting Beside A Noble Corpse...," "Last Days, Hours," "Alice's Street Near the Palace," and other miscellaneous poems.

Box 30 Folder 23
Waldman, Anne, 1999 - 2001

Includes "Mild Times You Mean Violent All the Great Men Dying."

Box 30 Folder 24
Whalen, Philip, 1999
Box 30 Folder 25
Wheeler, Susan, undated
Box 30 Folder 26
Unidentified correspondents

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) WRITINGS: Drafts and typescripts of published books, as well as essays. Included are materials for Homer's Art (1990), Desamere (1995), Descent of Alette (1996), Mysteries of Small Houses (1988), and Disobedience (2001). Arranged chronologically.

Box 31 Folder 1
Diamond Necklace, 1977
Box 31 Folder 2
Homer's Art (1990) - "White Phosphorous" drafts, ca. 1988
Box 31 Folder 3
Feminine Epic, 1995

Drafts. Talk given at New York State Writers Institute, SUNY Albany on October 1995.

Box 31 Folder 4
Close to Me... and Closer (The Language of Heaven) (1995) - First typescript
Box 31 Folder 5-6
Desamere (1995) - Drafts
Box 31 Folder 7
Descent of Alette (1996)

Drafts and discards.

Box 31 Folder 8
Byzantine Parables, 1998

Published in Poetical Histories No. 45, Cambridge. Includes page proofs and correspondence.

Box 31 Folder 9
Lauren Baudes Studio exhibition notes, 1998
Box 31 Folder 10-11
Mysteries of Small Houses (1998) - Typescripts
Box 32 Folder 1-2
Disobedience (2001) - Early typescript
Box 32 Folder 3-4
Disobedience (2001) - Final typescript
Oversize FB-352 Folder 13
Disobedience (2001) - Cover proofs
Box 32 Folder 5
Penguin Putnam Inc. letter re: Disobedience jacket design, 2001 July 12
Box 32 Folder 6
American Poetic Music at the Moment drafts, undated
Box 32 Folder 7
Voice - Drafts, undated

NOTEBOOKS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 8) NOTEBOOKS: Includes a number of small and large notebooks dating from roughly 1988-1997. These notebooks contain notes and drafts for various essays and poems published in Disobedience (2001), as well as her book, Coming After (2005), published by Ann Arbor Press. Arranged chronologically.

Box 33 Folder 1
Notebook, ca. 1988

Includes notes and drafts for essays published in journals and to be published in Coming After. Also includes the essay "Voice."

Box 33 Folder 2
Notebook, 1994 April

Includes notes and drafts of essays published in journals and to be published in Coming After.

Box 33 Folder 3-5
Notebooks, ca. 1994 May-1995 May

Includes notes and draft materials for Disobedience.

Box 34 Folder 1
Notes for essays, 1996 October

Includes notes and drafts for essays published in journals and to be published in Coming After.

Box 34 Folder 2
Notebook, undated

Includes notes and drafts for essays and poems published in journals and to be published in Coming After.

GARE DU NORD PRODUCTION MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 9) GARE DU NORD PRODUCTION MATERIALS: Papers related to the publishing of the literary magazine which Notley and her husband, Douglas Oliver, founded and edited from 1997 through 1999. It contains correspondence, manuscripts and paste-ups associated with each issue, and is arranged chronologically by issue. Within each issue, however, the materials are arranged alphabetically according to the authors' last names.

Box 34 Folder 3
Volume 1/1 (1997) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1997 - 1998

Part 1. Baude, Dawn Michelle; Burckhardt, Rudy; Collom Jack; Duncan, Andrew; Griffiths, Bill, Hollo, Anselm; Johnson, Nicholas; Klein, Ishmael; and Lake, Grace (Anna).

Box 34 Folder 4
Volume 1/1 (1997) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1997 - 1998

Part 2. Lederer, Katy; Leonard, Tom; Lopez, Tony; Marriott, David; and Miles, Patrick.

Box 34 Folder 5
Volume 1/1 (1997) - Paste-up, 1997
Box 34 Folder 6
Volume 1/2 - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1996 - 1998

Part 1. Berrigan, Edmund; Buckhardt, Yvonne Jacquette; Duncan, Andrew; Griffiths, Bill (translations of Judy Kemenczky); Hawkins, Ralph; Healey, Linda; Hollo, Anselm; Jarnot, Lisa; Kyger, Joanne; Milne, Drew; Mulford, Wendy; and Padgett, Ron; and Riley, Peter.

Box 34 Folder 7
Volume 1/2 - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1996 - 1998

Part 2. Rothenberg, Jerry; Schneeman, George; Vaughn, Victtoria; Williamson, Aaron; Wing, Alicia; and Zivanavic, Nina.

Box 34 Folder 8
Volume 1/2 (1998) - Paste-up, 1998
Box 34 Folder 9
Volume 1/3 (1998) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1998

Part 1. Baker, Tony; Brook, James; Cierzo, Thomas; Crozier, Andrew; Herbert, William; Hollo, Anselm; Howe, Fanny; Joris, Pierre; and Marriott, David.

Box 34 Folder 10
Volume 1/3 (1998) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1998

Part 2. Moorcock, Michael; Notley, Alice; Portugal, Anne; Rosenthal, Bob; Scalapino, Leslie; Wagner, Catherine; and Wilkinson, John.

Box 34 Folder 11
Volume 1/3 (1998) - Paste-up, 1998
Box 35 Folder 1
Volume 1/3 (1998) - Psychic questionnaire, 1997 - 1998
Box 35 Folder 2
Volume 2/1 (1998) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1998 - 1999

Part 1. Adman, Etel; Ball, David; Burckhardt, Rudy; Clark, Tom; Corcoran, Kelvin, DeWit, Johan; Frym, Gloria; Gladman, Renee; Hall, John; Lewis, Joel; Manson, Peter; Margolis, Elinor; Millet, Laure; Moorcock, Michael; Notley, Alice; Saroyan, Aram; and Schelling, Andrew.

Box 35 Folder 3
Volume 2/1 (1998) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1998 - 1999

Part 2. Sinclair, Ian; Smith, Rod; Staffolino, Chris; and Waldman, Anne.

Box 35 Folder 4
Volume 2/1 (1998) - Paste-up, 1998
Box 35 Folder 5
Volume 2/1 (1998) - "Poetry: Love It, Hate It" (questionnaire responses), 1999
Box 35 Folder 6
Volume 2/2 (1999) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1998 - 1999

Part 1. Brook, James; Burnstead, Leslie; Caddel, Richard; Cataldo, susan; Collom, Jack; Conant, Jeff; Corcoran, Kelvin; DuPlessis, Rachel; Griffiths, Bill; Holloway, Rob; Keelan, Claudia; and Luna, Christopher.

Box 35 Folder 7
Volume 2/2 (1999) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1998 - 1999

Part 2. Notley, Alice; Pepper, Karen; Pettet, Simon; Riley, Peter; Robinson, Kit; Skinner, Jonathan; and Sutherland, Keston.

Box 35 Folder 8
Volume 2/2 (1999) - Edited manuscripts and notes, 1999
Box 35 Folder 9
Volume 2/2 (1999) - Paste-up, 1999
Box 35 Folder 10
Volume 2/2 (1999) - Poetic Risk (questionnaire responses), 1999
Box 35 Folder 11
Miscellaneous correspondence and subscriptions, 1997 - 1999

A - Z.

ARTWORK

Scope and Content of Series

Series 10) ARTWORK. Arranged in two subseries: A) Fans and Collages, and B) Miscellaneous.

A) Fans and Collages: Works which contain collage-like elements, including a number of fans decorated with paint. Many of the works include everyday objects, such as a key, beads, lace, and stamps, as well as cut-out pieces from magazines. Arranged alphabetically by title.

B) Miscellaneous: Pages from Notley's sketchbooks. Many of these works are done in pen-and-ink and watercolor, but other media are used as well. Also included are flyers for poetry readings which Notley created and works for Ted Berrigan and Douglas Oliver. Arranged alphabetically.

Fans and Collages

Box 36 Folder 1

Pen-and-ink and collage.

Oversize FB-386 Folder 1

Fan with paint and collage (flowers and small fan).

Oversize FB-385 Folder 7

Wooden cigar box with collage inside (lace, stamps, feathers, coins, etc).

Oversize FB-385 Folder 6

Collage on cardboard and with red lace heart and painting.

Oversize FB-385 Folder 2

Paint, collage text ("You cannot discourage your wingspread").

Oversize FB-388 Folder 2

Fan with silver and black paint and collage (gold wheel, green pieces and bird).

Oversize FB-387 Folder 2

Silver-painted round fan with tube attached to handle and feather glued to fan.

Oversize FB-385 Folder 8

Painting/collage on wood.

Oversize FB-387 Folder 3

Fan with pieces of glass and picture of church. Collage and paint.

Oversize FB-388 Folder 1

Fan with gold paint, black lace, marker and collage (LO in wooden scrabble letters, stamps and beads).

Oversize FB-389 Folder 1

Collage and silver paint (bird-face mask).

Oversize FB-385 Folder 5

Collage on cardboard. Gold text ("Defies You: The Rhythmic Frame"), black sequins and flowers.

Oversize FB-387 Folder 1

Wood with gold paint, collage, beads and key.

Oversize FB-385 Folder 1

Collage and marker on cardboard.

Oversize FB-385 Folder 3-4

Miscellaneous

Box 36 Folder 2
1967 Game Calendar - Drawings by Joe Brainard and words by Alice Notley

Presumably not a collaboration - Notley has whited-out the printed texts, providing her own commentary on Brainard's drawings.

Oversize FB-352 Folder 14
Bombay Gin

Pen-and-ink (sketch of woman).

Box 36 Folder 3
Box 36 Folder 4

Also includes watercolors, pen-and-ink drawings, etc.

Oversize FB-352 Folder 15
Large watercolors

On Painter's pallette-shaped paper.

Box 36 Folder 5
Postcards - Pencil, pen-and-ink, paint on printed postcards by Ted Berrigan, George Schneeman, and Dick Jerome, ca. 1982

Includes postcards inscribed by Kenward Elmslie.

Box 36 Folder 6

Pen-and-ink, crayon and watercolors.

Box 36 Folder 7
Watercolors
Box 36 Folder 8
Works for Doug

Includes birthday cards, collages and drawings.

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 11) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS: Flyers and announcements for readings and conferences in which Notley participated, as well as some unidentified items.

Box 36 Folder 9
Readings - Flyers and announcements, ca. 1995-1997
Oversize FB-352 Folder 16
Unidentified color copies of painting

Accession Processed in 2011

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 12) CORRESPONDENCE: Materials dating primarily from 2000-2010, arranged alphabetically. Some highlights include correspondence with Edmund Berrigan regarding the poems of Ted Berrigan; Leslie Scalapino; Eleni Sikelianos; and Anne Waldman.

Box 37 Folder 1
A, B - Miscellaneous
Box 37 Folder 2
Adnan, Etel, 1989-2005
Box 37 Folder 3
Alvarez-Maurer, Pansy, 2002-2010
Box 37 Folder 4
Baude, Dawn, 2001-2005
Box 37 Folder 5
Berrigan, Edmund, 2001-2002
Box 37 Folder 6
Berrigan, Edmund - re: The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan, 2001-2005
Box 37 Folder 7
Berrigan, Edmund - re: The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan, 2008
Box 37 Folder 8
Brown, Pam, 2001-2004
Box 37 Folder 9
C - Miscellaneous
Box 37 Folder 10
Cataldo, Susan, 1998-2001
Box 37 Folder 11
Collom, Jack, 2001-2008
Box 37 Folder 12
Creeley, Robert, 2004-2005
Box 37 Folder 13
D - Miscellaneous
Box 37 Folder 14
Dorn, Jenny, 2002-2007
Box 37 Folder 15
Dubris, Maggie, 2002-2003
Box 37 Folder 16