Bernadette Mayer Papers, 1958 - 1996 (MSS 0420)

Restrictions: Sound recordings in Series 3: WRITINGS and Series 10: SOUND RECORDINGS are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

Extent: 24.5 Linear feet (60 archives boxes, 1 card file box and 5 oversize file folders)

Papers of Bernadette Mayer, writer, teacher, editor, and publisher. Most often associated with the New York School, Mayer uses compositional methods such as chance operations, collage and cut-up. Materials include correspondence (1963-1996) with writers, artists, publishers, and friends; manuscripts and typescripts; notebooks (1964-1993) and loose notes; teaching notes; audiorecordings and photographs; and biographical materials such as calendars, datebooks and reading announcements. The collection is arranged in eleven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) NOTEBOOKS, 5) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 6) TEACHING MATERIAL, 7) EDITING MATERIAL, 8) EPHEMERA, 9) PHOTOGRAPHS, 10) AUDIORECORDINGS, and 11) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Bernadette Mayer was born on May 12, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York. She received her B.A. from the New School for Social Research in 1967, shortly after which she began teaching there on a part-time, semi-permanent basis. From 1967-1969, Mayer and conceptual artist Vito Acconci edited the experimental journal 0 TO 9, which published work from experimentalists in a range of genres and media. In the early 1970s, Mayer lived with film-maker Ed Bowes, with whom she collaborated on numerous projects. In 1975, Mayer married writer and publisher Lewis Warsh, with whom she had three children. Warsh and Mayer collaboratively edited United Artists press, which published a number of seminal books of poetry, including Ted Berrigan's SONNETS and Mayer's own UTOPIA.

Throughout the 1980s, Mayer was director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York where, as well as teaching writing workshops, she produced the Poetry Project's reading series. Mayer's position made her a central figure in the community of artists and writers gathered at that time in New York City's Lower East Side, and many of her students from this period -- Lee Ann Brown and Lisa Jarnot among them -- have gone on to become writers themselves.

As a writer, Mayer is most often associated with the New York School, a rubric which refers to composers, painters, visual artists, conceptual artists, and choreographers in addition to writers. Mayer's use of compositional methods such as chance-operation, collage, and cut-up identify her as an artist pursuing concerns similar to those of John Cage, Jackson Mac Low or Frank O'Hara -- central figures in the New York School -- as well as more contemporary figures associated with L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing. But Mayer's work is also significantly influenced by modernist figures such as James Joyce and Gertrude Stein, as well as by her background in classical studies, evident in her syllabi, reading lists and in her informal translations of Catallus.

Mayer's publications include: CEREMONY LATIN (1964), STORY (1968), MOVING (1971), MEMORY (1975), STUDYING HUNGER (1975), THE BASKETBALL ARTICLE (1975), POETRY (1976), THE GOLDEN BOOK OF WORDS (1978), ERUDITIO EX MEMORIA (1978), MIDWINTER DAY (1982), UTOPIA (1984), SONNETS (1989), THE FORMAL FIELD OF KISSING (1990), THE DESIRES OF MOTHERS TO PLEASE OTHERS IN LETTERS (1994), and PROPER NAME AND OTHER STORIES (1996). In 1992, New Directions published A BERNADETTE MAYER READER, which included excerpts from all of her books in addition to new material.

The Bernadette Mayer Papers document Mayer's career as a writer and teacher and, to a lesser extent, her career as a publisher and editor. Additionally, the papers reflect the broader community of artists and writers known as the New York School. Materials include correspondence from writers, artists, publishers, and friends; notebooks and loose notes; manuscripts and typescripts of Mayer's works; teaching notes; audiorecordings and photographs; and biographical materials such as calendars, datebooks and publicity materials. The materials date from the mid-1960s to the early 1990s, and are arranged in eleven series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) NOTEBOOKS, 5) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 6) TEACHING MATERIAL, 7) EDITING MATERIAL, 8) REALIA AND EPHEMERA, 9) PHOTOGRAPHS, 10) SOUND RECORDINGS, and 11) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL series consists primarily of Mayer's calendars and datebooks, encompassing the years 1975-1994. Other items include address books, biographical abstracts, interviews with Mayer, and grant applications. Additional biographical material may be found in Series 4, 8, 9, and 10.

SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series is the most extensive in the collection. It contains letters from a wide range of literary and artistic figures, including Bill Berkson, Charlotte Carter, Clark Coolidge, William Corbett, Ed Freidman, Fanny Howe, Laura Riding Jackson, Nick Piombino, Anne Waldman, and Hannah Weiner. Also included are substantial letters from Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, Lyn Hejinian, and others associated with L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing; younger writers or students such as Lee Ann Brown, Lisa Jarnot and Kristen Prevallet; visual and conceptual artists such as Vito Acconci, Ed Bowes and George Schneeman; family members; and numerous personal friends. In addition to letters, the series also contains enclosures such as personal gifts or publications sent to Mayer, the most noteworthy of which is a group of Anne Waldman's notebooks dedicated to Mayer.

SERIES 3: WRITINGS

The WRITINGS series is arranged in three subseries: A) Collected, B) Uncollected, and C) School Papers.

A) The first subseries consists of published and unpublished writings gathered into folders and arranged alphabetically by title. Included in this subseries are manuscript and typescript drafts of Mayer's published volumes, as well as numerous manuscripts and typescripts that remain unpublished at the time of processing. Most notable among the former are the slides and tape recordings that formed the basis for MEMORY, and extensive notes and source materials for UTOPIA. Most notable among the latter are a collaboration with Alice Notley, a collaboration with Bill Berkson, longer works of Mayer's such as "Mind of Hour," and extensions of published works such as "The Studying Hunger Journals." In most cases, Mayer's ostensible aim in gathering this work is eventual publication. In cases where Mayer's purpose appears to be other than that of publication (as in the working folder entitled "To Type or Work On"), poems and drafts of poems have been listed and refiled in the Uncollected subseries.

B) The second subseries contains uncollected writings filed individually and alphabetized according to title or first line. Included are drafts of individual poems and pieces of writing with typescript and holograph corrections and emendations.

C) The School Papers subseries contains Mayer's academic papers from high school and college, including reading notes, early drafts and corrections. Notebooks containing college work are located at the beginning of Series 4.

SERIES 4: NOTEBOOKS

The NOTEBOOKS series consists of Mayer's notebooks arranged in two subseries: A) Dated, and B) Undated. The series primarily documents Mayer's day-to-day activities and impressions, but often contains manuscript drafts of poems and prose-writings as well as various exercises such as freewrites and letters. Many of the notebooks also contain teaching notes and student writings. In cases where a notebook was titled by Mayer, the title has been retained. In most other cases, the notebooks have been assigned titles that refer to their general contents.

A) The first subseries contains notebooks dated by Mayer and notebooks whose date has been ascertained. The notebooks date from 1964 to 1993 and are arranged chronologically.

B) The Undated subseries includes notebooks provided with a speculative or general date based on content or type of book.

SERIES 5: WRITINGS OF OTHERS

The WRITINGS OF OTHERS series consists of manuscripts and typescripts of writings by numerous peers of Mayer's, as well as by some of her more notable students, such as Lee Ann Brown and Lisa Jarnot. Included are works by Ted Berrigan, Clark Coolidge, William Corbett, Fanny Howe, Tom Savage, James Schuyler, Charlie Vermont, Anne Waldman, and Hannah Weiner. It is usually unclear whether a given manuscript or typescript was submitted for consideration by United Artists or 0 TO 9, or whether it was submitted to Mayer for informal commentary.

SERIES 6: TEACHING MATERIAL

The TEACHING MATERIAL series consists of materials relating to Mayer's career as a teacher of experimental writing. Course descriptions, handouts, reading lists, and syllabi predominate, although the series also includes some loose notes pertaining to particular courses and Mayer's collaborations with her students. Most of the material relates to courses given at the Naropa Institute, the New School for Social Research and the Poetry Project, but materials pertaining to courses taught at other institutions, as well as to Mayer's experience teaching writing in New York City's public high-schools, are also included. Notes for THE ART OF SCIENCE WRITING, a pedagogical work written by Mayer and Dale Worsley, are filed in Series 3A.

SERIES 7: EDITING MATERIALS

This series is arranged in four subseries: A) 0-9, B) Miscellaneous, C) United Artists, and D) UNNATURAL ACTS and consists of correspondence, submissions, and other materials relating to Mayer's career as an editor.

SERIES 8: EPHEMERA

The EPHEMERA series contains miscellaneous materials related to past relationships and family.

SERIES 9: PHOTOGRAPHS

The PHOTOGRAPHS series is arranged in three subseries: A) Prints, B) Albums, and C) Slides. The prints are primarily black-and-white images of Mayer and photographs of others taken by Mayer. Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Ed Bowes, Anne Waldman, and Lewis Warsh are among those represented. The albums document Mayer's family and friends. The Slides subseries contains images of family. Slides related to Mayer's book MEMORY are located in Series 3A.

SERIES 10: SOUND RECORDINGS

The SOUND RECORDINGS series is arranged in two subseries: A) By Others and B) By Mayer. Included are audiocassette diary recordings by Mayer and a reel-to-reel audiotape by Lewis Warsh at Harvard University in 1972. Audiocassette diary recordings related to Mayer's book MEMORY are located in Series 3A. Please note that all audio recordings in this collection are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

SERIES 11: ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

The ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES series contains brittle or high acid content original documents that have been photocopied. This material is restricted; researchers must use preservation photocopies found in the collection.

Bernadette Mayer letters to Rosemary Mayer, MSS 520. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Container List

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Address books
Calendars
Box: 1 Folder: 2
1975
Box: 1 Folder: 3
1976
Box: 1 Folder: 4
1977
Box: 1 Folder: 5
1981
Box: 1 Folder: 6
1982
Box: 1 Folder: 7
1983
Box: 1 Folder: 8
1984
Box: 1 Folder: 9
1985
Box: 1 Folder: 10
1986
Box: 2 Folder: 1
1987
Box: 2 Folder: 2
1988
Box: 2 Folder: 3
1989
Box: 2 Folder: 4
1990
Box: 2 Folder: 5-6
1991
Box: 2 Folder: 7
1992
Box: 2 Folder: 8
1993
Box: 2 Folder: 9
1994
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Conversation between Lee Ann Brown and Bernadette Mayer - Typescript, ca. 1993
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Educational Press Association of America - Distinguished Achievement Award, 1989
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Grant applications, 1987 - 1992
Interview with Bernadette Mayer, by Ann Rower. Conversation on October 18, 1984
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Typescript
Box: 3 Folder: 5
Numbered draft with notes
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Early draft
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Interview with Bernadette Mayer, by Clark Coolidge? Typescript
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Introduction to Mayer as a speaker, by Ed Friedman
Box: 3 Folder: 9
National Endowment for the Arts - Final Report - Fellowship in Poetry, 1979-1980
Box: 3 Folder: 10
New School for Social Research - Bachelor's degree, 1967
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Passport, 1972
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Reading and speaking contracts, 1978 - 1992
Box: 3 Folder: 13-14
Reading announcements
Box: 3 Folder: 15
Resumes
Box: 3 Folder: 16
Reading lists
Box: 3 Folder: 17
SKYLINE MAGAZINE, [Mayer's high school newspaper], 1958 - 1962
Box: 3 Folder: 18
WHO'S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN - Biography note
Box: 3 Folder: 19
Zines - Addresses of small presses and literary magazines

CORRESPONDENCE

Box: 3 Folder: 20
Unidentified correspondents
Box: 3 Folder: 21
Letters from Mayer to unidentified correspondents
Box: 3 Folder: 22
13TH MOON, 1974 - 1976
Box: 3 Folder: 23
A - Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 24
Abbott, Steve, 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 1
Acconi, Vito, 1963
Box: 4 Folder: 2
Adam, Helen
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Alternative Press, 1993
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Altieri, Charles
Box: 4 Folder: 5
Andrews, Bruce, 1973 - 1976
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Armantrout, Rae, 1989
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Arthurs, Meg, 1991 - 1994
Box: 4 Folder: 8
B - Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 9
Baker, Peter N. Jr., 1993 - 1996
Box: 4 Folder: 10
Banks, Lea, 1980 - 1982
Box: 4 Folder: 11
Banks, Russell, 1980 - 1987
Box: 4 Folder: 12
Barg, Barbara, 1981 - 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 13
Barnes, Susan, 1990
Box: 4 Folder: 14
Beckett, Tom, 1981
Box: 4 Folder: 15
Benson, Steve, 1981
Box: 4 Folder: 16
Berkson, Bill, 1980 - 1995
Box: 4 Folder: 17
Berkson, Lynn, 1975 - 1979
Box: 4 Folder: 18
Berninger, Wayne, 1993 - 1994
Box: 4 Folder: 19
Bernstein, Charles, 1978 - 1991
Box: 4 Folder: 20
Berrigan, Ted, 1969 - 1983
Box: 4 Folder: 21
Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei, 1982
Box: 4 Folder: 22
Blanchard, David, 1992 - 1993
Box: 4 Folder: 23
Borrus, Beth, 1990
Box: 4 Folder: 24
Bowes, Catch and Ed. Sr. (Ed Bowes's parents), 1970 - 1972
Box: 5 Folder: 1
Bowes, Ed, 1967 - 1979
Box: 5 Folder: 2
Bowes, Tom, 1967 - 1993
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Brainard, Joe, 1980 - 1992
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Brenner, Summer, 1980 - 1984
Box: 5 Folder: 5
Bricken, Patsy, 1990 - 1991
Box: 5 Folder: 6
Brody, Jim, 1969 - 1985
Box: 5 Folder: 7
Brown, Jean, 1977 - 1980
Box: 5 Folder: 8
Brown, Lee Ann, 1985 - 1995
Box: 5 Folder: 9
Brownstein, Michael, 1973
Box: 5 Folder: 10
Budenz, Julia, 1985 - 1986
Box: 5 Folder: 11
Burckhardt, Rudy, 1982
Box: 5 Folder: 12
Burk, Ronnie, 1983
Box: 5 Folder: 13
Butterick, George, 1986
Box: 5 Folder: 14
Bye, Reed, 1986
Box: 5 Folder: 15
Bynum, Tom, 1990 - 1995
Box: 5 Folder: 16
C - Miscellaneous
Box: 5 Folder: 17
Cage, John, 1982 - 1989
Box: 5 Folder: 18
Cabiles, Claire, 1979 - 1991
Box: 5 Folder: 19
Calas, Alex, 1992 - 1995
Box: 5 Folder: 20
Callahan, Eileen, 1978 - 1986
Box: 5 Folder: 21
Callahan, Robert, 1978 - 1982
Box: 5 Folder: 22
Canter, Art, 1990 - 1993
Box: 5 Folder: 23
Carey, Steve, 1984
Box: 5 Folder: 24
Carroll, Paul, 1971 - 1972
Box: 5 Folder: 25
Carter, Charlotte, 1974 - 1991
Box: 6 Folder: 1
Chadwick, Cydney, 1990 - 1991
Box: 6 Folder: 2
Chasnoff, Julius and Julia
Box: 6 Folder: 3
Chester, Laura, 1987 - 1992
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Cleary, Beverly
Box: 6 Folder: 5
Codrescu, Andrei, 1980 - 1994
Box: 6 Folder: 6
Cohn, Jim, 1985 - 1991
Box: 6 Folder: 7
Collom, Jack, 1987 - 1994
Box: 6 Folder: 8
Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 1988 - 1989
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Coolidge, Clark, 1973 - 1995
Box: 6 Folder: 10
Coolidge, Susan, 1987 - 1992
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Coolidge, Sylvia, 1985 - 1993
Box: 6 Folder: 12
Cooper, Dennis, 1983
Box: 6 Folder: 13
Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, 1969 - 1983
Box: 6 Folder: 14
Cope, David, 1988
Box: 6 Folder: 15
Corbett, Bill, 1977 - 1984
Box: 6 Folder: 16
Corbett, Bill, 1985 - 1995
Box: 6 Folder: 17
Creative Artists Public Service Program, 1975 - 1983
Box: 6 Folder: 18
Creely, Robert, 1980 - 1992
Box: 6 Folder: 19
Cruz, Victor Hernandez
Box: 6 Folder: 20
Cummings, Paul, 1983 - 1995
Box: 6 Folder: 21
Cunningham, Merce, 1992
Box: 6 Folder: 22
Curtis Brown Ltd. (Ellen Levine), 1977
Box: 7 Folder: 1
D - Miscellaneous
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Davidson, Michael, 1979
Box: 7 Folder: 3
Davies, Alan, 1974 - 1983
Box: 7 Folder: 4
Decker, Helen, 1990 - 1992
Box: 7 Folder: 5
DeCoursey, Peggy, 1973 - 1979
Box: 7 Folder: 6
DeCoursey, Peggy, 1980 - 1997
Box: 7 Folder: 7
DeNoyelles, William, 1983 - 1993
Box: 7 Folder: 8
Devennie, Diane, 1975
Box: 7 Folder: 9
Dever Art Museum
Box: 7 Folder: 10
Dinsmore, Danika, 1992 - 1995
Box: 7 Folder: 11
Doneyan, Patricia, 1988
Box: 7 Folder: 12
Donofrio, Beverly, 1984
Box: 7 Folder: 13
Downes, Rackstraw
Box: 7 Folder: 14
Dreyer, Lynne, 1976
Box: 7 Folder: 15
Durrell, Brad
Box: 7 Folder: 16
E - Miscellaneous
Box: 7 Folder: 17
Eigner, Larry, 1987
Box: 7 Folder: 18
Einzig, Barbara, 1974 - 1987
Box: 7 Folder: 19
Ellis, Simone, 1979 - 1980

[Simone O.]

Box: 7 Folder: 20
Ellis, Stephen, 1988 - 1991
Box: 7 Folder: 21
Elmslie, Kenward, 1979 - 1989
Box: 7 Folder: 22
Enslin, Theodore, 1989
Ensslin, John
Box: 8 Folder: 1
1969 - 1979
Box: 8 Folder: 2
1980 - 1992
Box: 8 Folder: 3
EPOCH, 1986 - 1992
Box: 8 Folder: 4
Eshleman, Clayton, 1971 - 1973
Box: 8 Folder: 5
F - Miscellaneous
Box: 8 Folder: 6
Fagin, Larry, 1982
Box: 8 Folder: 7
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1987
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Field, Edward, 1990
Box: 8 Folder: 9
Fischer, Norman, 1980 - 1983
Box: 8 Folder: 10
Foley, Jack, 1986
Box: 8 Folder: 11
Foster, Ed, 1982 - 1994
Box: 8 Folder: 12
Fox, Elizabeth, 1979 - 1986
Box: 8 Folder: 13
Frances, Linda, 1983 - 1984
Box: 8 Folder: 14
Friedman, Ed, 1970 - 1989
Box: 8 Folder: 15
Friedman, Elizabeth, 1989
Box: 8 Folder: 16
Freilicher, Melvyn, 1971 - 1992
Box: 8 Folder: 17
Fyman, Cliff, 1982 - 1995
Box: 8 Folder: 18
G - Miscellaneous
Box: 8 Folder: 19
Galet, Josh, 1987 - 1994
Box: 8 Folder: 20
Gallagher, Liam, 1976 - 1984
Box: 8 Folder: 21
Gander, Forrest, 1986
Box: 8 Folder: 22
Gardner, Keith, 1992 - 1994
Box: 8 Folder: 23
Gerber, Yancy
Box: 8 Folder: 24
Ginsberg, Allen, 1989
Box: 8 Folder: 25
Giorno, John, 1973 - 1994
Box: 8 Folder: 26
Gitin, David
Box: 8 Folder: 27
Gizzi, Michael
Box: 8 Folder: 28
Gizzi, Peter, 1995
Box: 9 Folder: 1
Good, Philip
Box: 9 Folder: 2
Gordon, 1986
Box: 9 Folder: 3
Graham, Dan, 1970 - 1991
Box: 9 Folder: 4
Greenspan, Eliot, 1989 - 1994
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Grossinger, Richard, 1989
Box: 9 Folder: 6
Guest, Barbara, 1994
Box: 9 Folder: 7
Gullo, Gary, 1991 - 1993
Box: 9 Folder: 8
H - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 9
Hackman, Neil, 1972 - 1974
Box: 9 Folder: 10
Hall, Ree, 1978
Box: 9 Folder: 11
Hanaoka, Makiko, 1987 - 1988
Box: 9 Folder: 12
Hard Press, 1993 - 1994
Box: 9 Folder: 13
Harrison, Lee, 1987 - 1991
Box: 9 Folder: 14
Harwood, Lee, 1981
Box: 9 Folder: 15
Hejinian, Lyn, 1981 - 1989
Box: 9 Folder: 16
Henning, Barbara, 1993
Box: 9 Folder: 17
Higgins, Dick, 1969 - 1977
Box: 9 Folder: 18
Hollo, Anselm, 1972
Box: 9 Folder: 19
Holman, Bob, 1980 - 1989
Box: 9 Folder: 20
Hornick, Lita (Kulchur Foundation), 1973 - 1994
Box: 9 Folder: 21
Howe, Fanny, 1980 - 1996
Box: 9 Folder: 22
Howe, Susan, 1980 - 1981
Box: 9 Folder: 23
I - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 24
Irby, Kenneth, 1985
Box: 9 Folder: 25
Ivanovic, Deyan, 1990
Box: 10 Folder: 1
J - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Jackson, Laura Riding, 1965 - 1986
Box: 10 Folder: 3
Jarnot, Lisa, 1992 - 1994
Box: 10 Folder: 4
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1981 - 1992
Box: 10 Folder: 5
Johns, Jasper, 1969
Box: 10 Folder: 6
K - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 7
Kashner, Sam, 1978
Box: 10 Folder: 8
Katz, Alex and Ada, 1971 - 1992
Box: 10 Folder: 9
Katz, Vincent, 1984 - 1988
Box: 10 Folder: 10
Kearney, Margaret, 1975 - 1990
Box: 10 Folder: 11
Kidde, Katherine, 1984
Box: 10 Folder: 12
Killian, Kevin, 1989 - 1995
Box: 10 Folder: 13
Kostelanetz, Richard, 1969 - 1974
Box: 10 Folder: 14
Kushner, Bill, 1980 - 1986
Box: 10 Folder: 15
L - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 16
Lally, Michael, 1971 - 1982
Box: 10 Folder: 17
Lance, Jeanne, 1981 - 1988
Box: 10 Folder: 18
Lange, Art, 1976 - 1981
Box: 10 Folder: 19
L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, 1982
Box: 10 Folder: 20
Leblond, Pauline, 1992
Box: 10 Folder: 21
Lehman, David, 1978 - 1988
Box: 10 Folder: 22
Lenhart, Gary, 1982 - 1986
Box: 10 Folder: 23
Lenox Library Association, 1979
Box: 10 Folder: 24
Levine, Steve, 1978 - 1991
Box: 10 Folder: 25
Levitt, Annabel, 1975 - 1979
Box: 10 Folder: 26
Levy, Andrew, 1987 - 1992
Box: 11 Folder: 1
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1969
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Liff, Seena, 1985 - 1991
Box: 11 Folder: 3
Lifshin, Lynn, 1981
Box: 11 Folder: 4
LONG NEWS: IN THE SHORT CENTURY, 1991
Box: 11 Folder: 5
Luster, Helen, 1979 - 1983
Box: 11 Folder: 6
M - Miscellaneous
Box: 11 Folder: 7
Mac Low, Jackson, 1976 - 1993
Box: 11 Folder: 8
Malanga, Gerard, 1966 - 1989
Box: 11 Folder: 9
Malmude, Steve, 1987
Box: 11 Folder: 10
Masters, Greg, 1982 - 1986
Box: 11 Folder: 11
Matthews, Harry, 1969
Box: 11 Folder: 12
Mattingly, George, 1973 - 1974
Mayer, Rosemary
Box: 11 Folder: 13
1963 - 1980
Box: 11 Folder: 14
1981 - 1989
Box: 11 Folder: 15
McGrath, Connell, 1990
Box: 11 Folder: 16
Mechem, James, 1976 - 1992
Box: 11 Folder: 17
Meltzer, David, 1972
Box: 11 Folder: 18
Messing, Robin, 1975 - 1977
Box: 11 Folder: 19
Metcalf, Paul, 1971 - 1984
Box: 11 Folder: 20
Mikolowski, Ken, 1984 - 1988
Box: 11 Folder: 21
Miller, David, 1973 - 1978
Box: 11 Folder: 22
Monoyhan, Timothy, 1986 - 1988
Box: 11 Folder: 23
Moore College of Art, 1977 - 1978
Box: 11 Folder: 24
Moran, Judy, 1979 - 1980
Box: 11 Folder: 25
Moxley, Jennifer, 1991 - 1992
Box: 11 Folder: 26
Mullen, David
Box: 11 Folder: 27
Murphy, Grace, 1976 - 1986
Box: 11 Folder: 28
Murphy, Mrs. (Grace's mother)
Box: 11 Folder: 29
Myles, Eileen, 1980 - 1992
Box: 12 Folder: 1
N - Miscellaneous
Box: 12 Folder: 2
Naropa Institute, 1977
Box: 12 Folder: 3
National Endowment for the Arts, 1971 - 1991
Box: 12 Folder: 4
National Poetry Foundation, 1985
Box: 12 Folder: 5
New College of California (John Effing and Louis Patler), 1985 - 1986
Box: 12 Folder: 6
New Directions (Barbara Epler), 1983 - 1994
Box: 12 Folder: 7
New School for Social Research, 1973 - 1995
Box: 12 Folder: 8
New Wilderness Foundation, 1978 - 1984
Box: 12 Folder: 9
New York Foundation for the Arts, 1990
Box: 12 Folder: 10
Noel, Susan, 1978 - 1988
Box: 12 Folder: 11
Nolan, Pat
Box: 12 Folder: 12
North Atlantic Books (Richard Grossinger), 1980 - 1985
Box: 12 Folder: 13
North Carolina Arts Council, 1987
Box: 12 Folder: 14
North, Charles, 1975 - 1985
Box: 12 Folder: 15
Notley, Alice, 1967 - 1983
Box: 12 Folder: 16
Nunley, Dick, 1979 - 1982
Box: 12 Folder: 17
O - Miscellaneous
Box: 12 Folder: 18
O-BLEK, 1987 - 1988
Box: 12 Folder: 19
Orlovsky, Peter, 1978 - 1982
Box: 12 Folder: 20
Owen, Maureen, 1980 - 1991
Box: 12 Folder: 21
Owen, Robert, 1980 - 1982
Box: 12 Folder: 22
P - Miscellaneous
Box: 12 Folder: 23
Packer Collegiate Institute, 1990 - 1993
Box: 12 Folder: 24
Padgett, Ron, 1973 - 1984
Box: 12 Folder: 25
Palmer, Michael, 1976 - 1994
Box: 12 Folder: 26
PARTISAN REVIEW, 1974 - 1978
Box: 12 Folder: 27
Perelman, Bob, 1979
Box: 12 Folder: 28
Perreault, John, 1970 - 1973
Box: 12 Folder: 29
Persea Books, Inc. (Simon Schuchat), 1976 - 1977
Box: 12 Folder: 30
Pettet, Simon, 1990 - 1995
Box: 12 Folder: 31
Phipps, Wanda, 1986 - 1990
Box: 12 Folder: 32
Pindell, Howardena, 1990
Box: 13 Folder: 1
Piombino, Nick, 1972 - 1976
Box: 13 Folder: 2
Piper, Paul S., 1982 - 1984
Box: 13 Folder: 3
Poetry Center, 1978 - 1989
Box: 13 Folder: 4
Poetry Project, 1974 - 1994
Box: 13 Folder: 5
Pratt, Tim, 1983 - 1990
Box: 13 Folder: 6
Prevallet, Kristin, 1992 - 1994
Box: 13 Folder: 7
R - Miscellaneous
Box: 13 Folder: 8
Ratcliffe, Stephen, 1982 - 1984
Box: 13 Folder: 9
Raworth, Tom, 1990
Box: 13 Folder: 10
Ricereto, Danine, 1989 - 1991
Box: 13 Folder: 11
Rizza, Gerard, 1983 - 1988
Box: 13 Folder: 12
Robinson, Elizabeth, 1984 - 1986
Box: 13 Folder: 13
Rodefer, Stephen, 1980
Box: 13 Folder: 14
Rosenthal, Bob, 1981 - 1982
Box: 13 Folder: 15
Rosenthal, Shelley, 1973 - 1982
Box: 13 Folder: 16
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1972 - 1982
Box: 13 Folder: 17
Rower, Ann, 1974
Box: 13 Folder: 18
Rubinfine, David, 1975
Box: 13 Folder: 19
S - Miscellaneous
Box: 13 Folder: 20
Sanders, Ed, 1983
Box: 13 Folder: 21
Saroyam, Aram, 1965
Box: 13 Folder: 22
Savage, Tom, 1981 - 1990
Box: 13 Folder: 23
Scala, Suzanne, 1980 - 1992
Box: 14 Folder: 1
Scalapino, Leslie, 1989 - 1990
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Schelling, Andrew, 1992 - 1994
Box: 14 Folder: 3
Schjeldahl, Peter, 1974 - 1979
Box: 14 Folder: 4
Schneeman, Elio, 1980 - 1982
Box: 14 Folder: 5
Schneeman, George, 1973 - 1977
Box: 14 Folder: 6
Schnieder, David, 1981 - 1986
Box: 14 Folder: 7
Schuchat, Simon, 1978 - 1983
Box: 14 Folder: 8
Selby, Spencer
Box: 14 Folder: 9
Sher, Gail, 1982 - 1985
Box: 14 Folder: 10
Sherry, James, 1991
Box: 14 Folder: 11
Shoughrue, Vaughn
Box: 14 Folder: 12
Sikelianos, Eleni, 1989 - 1996
Box: 14 Folder: 13
Silliman, Ron, 1973 - 1986
Box: 14 Folder: 14
Silverman, Herschel, 1978 - 1994
Box: 14 Folder: 15
Simon, Meg, 1978 - 1994
Box: 14 Folder: 16
Small Press Traffic, 1986 - 1989

Small Press Distribution.

Box: 14 Folder: 17
Smedman, Lorna, 1978 - 1984
Box: 14 Folder: 18
Solan, Miriam, 1988 - 1993
Box: 14 Folder: 19
Sollfrey, Stacey
Box: 14 Folder: 20
Sondheim, Alan, 1973
Box: 14 Folder: 21
Soyer, Rebecca and Raphael, 1973 - 1985
Box: 14 Folder: 22
Spahr, Juliana, 1993
Box: 14 Folder: 23
St. Germain, Rita, 1978 - 1979
Box: 14 Folder: 24
St. Luke's School, 1988 - 1993
Box: 14 Folder: 25
St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery, 1974 - 1982
Box: 14 Folder: 26
Stamos, Peter, 1974 - 1979
Box: 14 Folder: 27
Stearns, Ethelyn, 1986 - 1992
Box: 14 Folder: 28
Stearns, Todd, 1986
Box: 14 Folder: 29
Strauss, David Levi
Box: 14 Folder: 30
Stroffolino, Chris, 1990
Box: 14 Folder: 31
Stuart, Philip, 1985
Box: 14 Folder: 32
Sukenick, Ron, 1975 - 1977
Box: 14 Folder: 33
Sullivan, Gary, 1994
Box: 14 Folder: 34
Sullivan, Mary
Box: 14 Folder: 35
Sun and Moon Press (Douglas Messerli), 1977 - 1995
Box: 14 Folder: 36
T - Miscellaneous
Box: 14 Folder: 37
TALISMAN: A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY POETRY AND POETICS, 1991
Box: 14 Folder: 38
Tarn, Nathaniel, 1974 - 1976
Box: 14 Folder: 39
Tart, Indrek, 1989 - 1990
Box: 15 Folder: 1
Tauger, Gayle, 1991
Box: 15 Folder: 2
Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 1982 - 1994
Box: 15 Folder: 3
Templeton, Fiona, 1980
Box: 15 Folder: 4
Thomas, Heather
Box: 15 Folder: 5
Thomson, Virgil, 1972
Box: 15 Folder: 6
Tillman, Lynne, 1988
Box: 15 Folder: 7
Tysh, Chris, 1987
Box: 15 Folder: 8
U - Miscellaneous
Box: 15 Folder: 9
University of California, San Diego, 1982 - 1993
Box: 15 Folder: 10
V - Miscellaneous
Box: 15 Folder: 11
Valoritis, Nanos, 1980 - 1981
Box: 15 Folder: 12
Vasovic, Nebojsa, 1989 - 1991
Box: 15 Folder: 13
Veitch, Tom, 1971
Box: 15 Folder: 14
Vermont, Charles, 1973 - 1992
Box: 15 Folder: 15
Viscusi, Mr. and Mrs. J., 1963
Box: 15 Folder: 16
Viscusi, Robert, 1963
Box: 15 Folder: 17
W - Miscellaneous
Box: 15 Folder: 18
Wachtel, Andrea, 1971
Box: 15 Folder: 19
Waldman, Anne, 1969 - 1979
Box: 15 Folder: 20
Waldman, Anne, 1980 - 1995
Box: 15 Folder: 21
Waldman, Anne

Journals and letters.

Box: 15 Folder: 22
Waldman, Frances, 1970 - 1991
Box: 16 Folder: 1
Waldrop, Keith, 1993
Box: 16 Folder: 2
Waldrop, Rosemary, 1980 - 1984
Box: 16 Folder: 3
Warsh, Lewis, 1967 - 1993
Box: 16 Folder: 4
Warsh, Marie, 1988 - 1994
Box: 16 Folder: 5
Warsh, Max, 1988 - 1990
Box: 16 Folder: 6
Warsh, Sophia, 1987 - 1990
Box: 16 Folder: 7
WASHINGTON REVIEW OF THE ARTS, 1982 - 1984
Box: 16 Folder: 8
Watkins, Ben
Box: 16 Folder: 9
Watten, Barrett, 1974 - 1986
Box: 16 Folder: 10
Weigel, Tom, 1983
Box: 16 Folder: 11
Weinberger, Eliot, 1984
Box: 16 Folder: 12
Weiner, Hannah
Box: 16 Folder: 13
Weiner, Hannah, 1974 - 1992
Box: 16 Folder: 14
Welsh, H., 1981 - 1982
Box: 16 Folder: 15
Wessells, Henry (IV), 1987
Box: 16 Folder: 16
Whalen, Philip, 1967 - 1985
Box: 16 Folder: 17
Wilentz, Ted, 1968 - 1992
Box: 16 Folder: 18
Willis, Elizabeth, 1992 - 1994
Box: 16 Folder: 19
Wilson, Edmund, 1976
Box: 16 Folder: 20
Winch, Terence, 1983 - 1988
Box: 16 Folder: 21
Winkfield, Trevor, 1970
Box: 16 Folder: 22
Woolf, Doug, 1978 - 1986
Box: 16 Folder: 23
Worsley, Dale, 1988 - 1990
Box: 16 Folder: 24
Wright, C.D., 1986 - 1991
Box: 16 Folder: 25
Y - Miscellaneous
Box: 16 Folder: 26
Yorty, Don, 1986
Box: 16 Folder: 27
Young, Geoffrey, 1983 - 1986
Box: 16 Folder: 28
Z - Miscellaneous

WRITINGS

Collected

ART OF SCIENCE WRITING with Dale Worsley
Box: 16 Folder: 29
Proposal for a book on the teaching of science writing (7th - 12th grades)
Box: 16 Folder: 30
Notes, notebooks, essays by Mayer, and essays of others regarding writing and science
Box: 17 Folder: 1-2
Draft with notes
Box: 17 Folder: 3
Agreement contract
Box: 17 Folder: 4
Copyright certificate
AUGUST
Box: 17 Folder: 5-6
Draft with notes
Box: 17 Folder: 7
Pages 1-112, typescript
Box: 17 Folder: 8
Pages 113-219, typescript
Box: 17 Folder: 9
Pages 220-325, typescript
Box: 17 Folder: 10
Bernadette Food - Typescript
BERNADETTE MAYER READER
Box: 17 Folder: 11
Typescript and notes
Box: 17 Folder: 12
Selection notes and extraneous drafts
Box: 18 Folder: 1
Bluelines
Box: 18 Folder: 2
Memorandum of agreement, 1991
Box: 18 Folder: 3
Reviews
Bill Berkson interview, conducted by mail between 1981 and 1985
Box: 18 Folder: 4-5
Typescript, photocopy and manuscript
Box: 18 Folder: 6
Photocopy

Photocopy.

Box: 18 Folder: 7
Children's Book with Grace

Crayon, ink and pencil.

Box: 18 Folder: 8
Collaborations and Phil's [Good] poems
Collaboration with Alice Notley
Box: 18 Folder: 9
Poems, letters and miscellaneous writings
Box: 18 Folder: 10
Includes "Outtakes and Letters," "Last Collaboration" and photograph by Monica Weigel
Box: 18 Folder: 11
Photographs by Monica Weigel and photocopies
DESIRES OF MOTHERS TO PLEASE OTHERS IN LETTERS
Box: 18 Folder: 12-14
Draft
Box: 19 Folder: 1
Draft
Box: 19 Folder: 2
Pages 1-109, typescript
Box: 19 Folder: 3
Pages 110-242, typescript
Box: 19 Folder: 4
Contract agreement, 1993
Box: 19 Folder: 5
Dialogue
ERUDITIO EX MEMORIA
Box: 19 Folder: 6
Typescript
Box: 19 Folder: 7
Review
FORMAL FIELD OF KISSING: TRANSLATIONS, IMITATIONS AND EPIGRAMS
Box: 19 Folder: 8
Manuscript, photocopy and typescript drafts and emendations
Box: 19 Folder: 9
Reviews
GOLDEN BOOK OF WORDS
Box: 19 Folder: 10
Drafts
Box: 19 Folder: 11
Typescript
Box: 19 Folder: 12
Galleys, blueline, etc
Box: 19 Folder: 13
Poems excluded
Box: 19 Folder: 14
Reviews
Box: 19 Folder: 15
Good Poems - Typescript and manuscript drafts of poems
Box: 19 Folder: 16
Guilford Journals of Mayer and Masters - Typescript and photocopy
Box: 20 Folder: 1
Image Sound - Typescript draft
Box: 20 Folder: 2
Introduction to Reasoning - Typescript draft with letter from Harry Segessman, 1973
Box: 20 Folder: 3
Landlord, Family, Money, and Poetry Situations - Miscellaneous drafts
Box: 20 Folder: 4
Leave Out (?) - List of poems and miscellaneous drafts
Box: 20 Folder: 5
Interpretation of Dreams
Box: 20 Folder: 6
Leek House (Every Other Day of Sept. 1977) - Typescript
Box: 20 Folder: 7
Manuscripts - [Mayer's title]
MEMORY
Box: 20 Folder: 8
Sources
Box: 20 Folder: 9
Typescript and holograph drafts and notes
Box: 20 Folder: 10 Oversize: FB21001
First draft with cut-ups, journal and audiotape transcription, 1971
Box: 20 Folder: 11
Draft
Box: 20 Folder: 12
Typescript with manuscript emendations
Box: 20 Folder: 13
Publication contract, 1976
Box: 20 Folder: 14
Reviews
Slides
Box: 20 Folder: 15
July 1-5, 1971
Box: 21 Folder: 1
July 6-10, 1971
Box: 21 Folder: 2
July 11-15, 1971
Box: 21 Folder: 3
July 16-19, 1971
Box: 21 Folder: 4
July 21-25, 1971
Box: 21 Folder: 5
July 26-31, 1971
Box: 21 Folder: 6
July 20, 1971
Box: 21 Folder: 7
Installation
Box: 22 Folder: 1
Tape 3, July 8-13: "end 13 yellow (not the end)"

Restrictions Apply

Box: 22 Folder: 2
Tape 4, July 13-19: "a bracket of folding chairs"

Restrictions Apply

Box: 22 Folder: 3
Tape 5, July 24: "shines a flashlight with the other into my eyes"

Includes a CD listening copy.

Box: 22 Folder: 4
Tape 6, July 24 end - 29: "why I'm not a scientist"

Restrictions Apply

Box: 22 Folder: 5
Tape 7, July 29: "I can see the Cadillac"

Includes a CD listening copy.

Box: 22 Folder: 6
Reel-to-reel, [Mayer reading final text?]

Restrictions Apply

MIDWINTER DAY
Box: 23 Folder: 1
Notes sent with notes from Joe Brainard, October 16, 1978
Box: 23 Folder: 2
Typescript
Box: 23 Folder: 3
Reviews
Mind of Hour
Box: 23 Folder: 4
2:08 - 3:08
Box: 23 Folder: 5
Old Mind of Hour, numbered leaves typescript
Box: 23 Folder: 6
Typescript, includes solicitation letter from Hard Press and miscellaneous leaves related to draft, August - September, 1992
Box: 23 Folder: 7
State of Mind of Hour typescript
Box: 23 Folder: 8
"19-40," typescript
Box: 23 Folder: 9
Old Mind of Hour, includes unnumbered leaves and a typescript
MOVING
Box: 23 Folder: 10
Miscellaneous notes and documents
Box: 23 Folder: 11
Second draft photocopy
Box: 23 Folder: 12
Negatives
Mutual Aid
Box: 23 Folder: 13
Typescript and manuscript drafts of poems and writings included and excluded
Box: 23 Folder: 14-15
Typescript
Box: 24 Folder: 1
Not Published Originals - Typescript drafts of poems and prose
Box: 24 Folder: 2
Not Sure - Typescript drafts of poems
Box: 24 Folder: 3
Old is Finding Out Something - Transcript
Box: 24 Folder: 4
Ones I'm Not Sure of
Box: 24 Folder: 5
Peru Dream Journal
Piece of Cake
Box: 24 Folder: 6
With Lewis Warsh. Typescript
Box: 24 Folder: 7
August/September, 1976
Box: 24 Folder: 8
Poem-like Things - Collaborations, others' poems, failed experiments, found things, lecture on structure published in O ANTHOLOGY, and some Marie works
Box: 24 Folder: 9
Poems 80-82
Box: 24 Folder: 10
Poems for the Dead
POETRY
Box: 24 Folder: 11
Typescript
Box: 24 Folder: 12
Publication contract
PROPER NAME AND OTHER STORIES
Box: 24 Folder: 13-14
Typescript. Includes letter from Barbara Epler
Box: 24 Folder: 15
Drafts of prose work excluded from publication
Box: 24 Folder: 16
Memorandum of agreement
Box: 24 Folder: 17
Questionable Prose Works - Pieces included in and under consideration
Box: 24 Folder: 18
Random Words from Milton
Box: 24 Folder: 19
Remembering (Conclusion) - Typescript draft with postcard cover
Box: 24 Folder: 20
Secret Knowledge of Utopian Philosophies - A Journal of a Week in New York, April 26 - May 2, 1981
SELECTED POEMS, 1965-1990
Box: 24 Folder: 21
Rejects (to not consider for a book), typescript, photocopy and mock-up leaves of published and unpublished poems gathered and arranged by the poet
Box: 25 Folder: 1
Typescripts
Box: 25 Folder: 2
Sex or Suppressed Poems
Box: 25 Folder: 3
Skinny Sonnets - Typescript
SONNETS
Box: 25 Folder: 4-5
Typescript drafts
Box: 25 Folder: 6
Miscellaneous typescript drafts
Box: 25 Folder: 7
Final selection and draft, typescript, photocopy, and manuscript
Box: 25 Folder: 8
Reviews
Box: 25 Folder: 9
Sources and poems with miscellaneous drafts
Box: 25 Folder: 10-11
STORY - Typescript drafts and notes
Strike Anywhere(s)
Box: 25 Folder: 12
Cover
Box: 25 Folder: 13-14
Typescript drafts
STUDYING HUNGER
Box: 25 Folder: 15
Typescript draft, parts I and II incomplete
Box: 25 Folder: 16
Typescript journal leaves, including conclusion, part II
Box: 26 Folder: 1-3
Journals
Box: 26 Folder: 4
Review
Box: 26 Folder: 5
Things to Use
Box: 26 Folder: 6
Things Written Recently and Not So - Lists of poems and miscellaneous leaves
Box: 26 Folder: 7
To Type or Work on - Various writings, incomplete
Two Haloed Mourners
Box: 26 Folder: 8
Typescript draft
Box: 26 Folder: 9
Typescript and cover
UTOPIA
Box: 26 Folder: 10-11
Source material and notes
Box: 26 Folder: 12
"Poems: type for book?"
Box: 26 Folder: 13
"Might go in the book"
Box: 26 Folder: 14
Miscellaneous drafts with notes
Box: 26 Folder: 15
First draft with notes
Box: 26 Folder: 16
Second draft with notes, typescript and manuscript with some newspaper clippings and source material
Box: 27 Folder: 1
Index with notes, typescript and manuscript
Box: 27 Folder: 2
Addendum
Box: 27 Folder: 3
Early draft with notes
Box: 27 Folder: 4-5
Draft with notes
Box: 27 Folder: 6-7
Miscellaneous drafts with notes
Box: 27 Folder: 8
Final draft typescript
Box: 27 Folder: 9
Some bluelines and galleys
Box: 27 Folder: 10
Ten inch floppy disc with cloth cover and attached garter belt
Box: 27 Folder: 11
Printing receipts
Box: 27 Folder: 12
Reviews

Uncollected

Lists of poems
Box: 27 Folder: 13
With dates and publication histories
Box: 27 Folder: 14
Title cut-up
Box: 27 Folder: 15
0 to 19
Box: 27 Folder: 16
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Box: 27 Folder: 17
3 X's
Box: 27 Folder: 18
3 Years 3 Gifts: Another Other
Box: 27 Folder: 19
7 Love Songs on a Dinner
Box: 27 Folder: 20
11 Lines
Box: 27 Folder: 21
12 Days till 1st School Day
Box: 27 Folder: 22
13 American Imitation Amatory Epigrams
Box: 27 Folder: 23
14-Line Poem
Box: 27 Folder: 24
15 Times
Box: 27 Folder: 25
15 1/2 Lines for Philip
Box: 27 Folder: 26
16 Lines for Anybody
Box: 27 Folder: 27
123 - With Lewis Warsh
Box: 27 Folder: 28
1966
Box: 27 Folder: 29
1979
Box: 27 Folder: 30
1980
Box: 27 Folder: 31
1981
Box: 27 Folder: 32
1982
Box: 28 Folder: 1
1988
Box: 28 Folder: 2
1992 Election
Box: 28 Folder: 3
Abbreviated Phrase Memory
Box: 28 Folder: 4
About Having to Leave Lenox
Box: 28 Folder: 5
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