Maureen Owen Papers, 1970 - 2000 (MSS 0567)

Access: Master audio and videocassettes and reel-to-reel tapes located in Series 7 are restricted. Researchers must request a listening copy to be produced.

Extent: 11.8 Linear feet (29 archives boxes, 1 card file box and 8 oversize folders)

Papers of Maureen Owen, poet, editor, publisher and coordinator/director of the St. Mark's Poetry Project (1976-1980). The papers contain correspondence with colleagues, including Rebecca Brown, Bernadette Mayer, Susan Howe, and Ron Padgett; poetry manuscripts and drafts; production materials for published collected works; typescript drafts for collaborative works; and personal notebooks and journals. Also contains files documenting the activities of the St. Mark's Poetry Project, especially reports and minutes of the board of directors (1984-1986) and the advisory board (1980-1984); grants; and special events and readings. Less well represented are materials for her publications Telephone Books and Telephone magazine. Also included are materials for workshops and classes taught by Owen, biographical materials and recordings of Owen's readings. The papers are arranged in seven series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) EDITORIAL PROJECTS, 3) TEACHING MATERIALS, 4) WRITINGS, 5) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, 6) NOTEBOOKS AND JOURNALS, and 7) RECORDINGS.

Maureen Owen was born in 1943 in Graceville, Minnesota. She has travelled to and lived in Japan where she was influenced by Japanese haiku, renku, and Zen Buddhism. In 1969, Owen began publishing and editing Telephone Books and Telephone magazine, a press and magazine that began in mimeograph format.

During the 1970s, Owen worked as coordinator and director (1976-1980) of the St. Mark's Poetry Project in New York City and served on the board of directors. She also was active as an instructor of numerous writing workshops at St. Mark's. Owen served on the board of directors of the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines both as a member and as vice chairperson.

Her academic career includes teaching courses in creative writing and research at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1999, as well as mentoring workshops at Swarthmore College and St. Joseph's College in Connecticut. She received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grant in 1979-1980, awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts in 1998, and the Los Angeles Times Book Festival Prize in 1999.

Owen's publications include COUNTRY RUSH (1973), NO TRAVELS JOURNAL (1975), A BRASS CHOIR APPROACHES THE BURIAL GROUND in BIG DEAL 5 (1977), HEARTS IN SPACE (1980), AE (AMELIA EARHART) (1984), ZOMBIE NOTES (1986), IMAGINARY INCOME (1992), UNTAPPED MAPS (1993) and AMERICAN RUSH (1998). Her poems have also appeared in many anthologies and magazines from ANHOI to Z Magazine. Her title AMELIA EARHART won a Before Columbus American Book Award for Poetry in 1985.

The papers of Maureen Owen document Owen's career as a writer, editor and teacher. The collection also highlights her written influences, as defined by her working and personal relationships. Materials include correspondence with other writers and family members, editorial work on publications, teaching materials, manuscripts and working papers, notebooks, audio and videorecordings, and other miscellaneous material such as appointment books, reading announcements and photographs.

The papers are arranged in seven series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) EDITORIAL PROJECTS, 3) TEACHING MATERIALS, 4) WRITINGS, 5) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, 6) NOTEBOOKS AND JOURNALS, and 7) RECORDINGS.

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series, arranged alphabetically, is primarily to and from various family, friends, and artistic and literary figures. Included are substantial letters from Rebecca Brown, Ed Friedman, Fanny Howe, Susan Howe, Bernadette Mayer, Pat Nolan, and Tom Weigel.

SERIES 2: EDITORIAL PROJECTS

The EDITORIAL PROJECTS series is arranged in two subseries: A) St. Mark's Poetry Project and B) TELEPHONE.

A) The St. Mark's Poetry Project subseries documents Owen's administrative role with the Project as editor of the newsletter, program coordinator, and member of the board of directors. She also had an active role in teaching and creating many of the writing workshops. This subseries also contains the poster and flyer announcements for the reading programs and workshops (1966-2000).

B) The Telephone subseries consists of correspondence, grant applications, reports, receipts, invoices, and other materials related to Owen's position as editor and publisher of Telephone Books and Telephone magazine beginning in 1969.

SERIES 3: TEACHING MATERIALS

The TEACHING MATERIALS series contains workshop and academic materials arranged in two subseries: A) Workshops and B) Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

A) The Workshops subseries consists of written exercises, zine collaboratives, and miscellaneous notes concerning Owen's involvement as a teacher of creative and constructive writing workshops between 1981-1999. Most notable workshops include the Naropa Institute Summer Writing Program and the Page Mothers Conference at University of California, San Diego.

B) The second subseries contains class material for courses taught at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1999. This includes syllabi, class notebooks, assignments, and written exams for the following courses: English 102 - Writing and Research and English 301 - Creative Writing. This subseries also contains the poetry and prose Owen read for the "W2K: Women on the Verge" workshops at Edinboro University.

SERIES 4: WRITINGS

The WRITING series is comprised of four subseries: A) Uncollected Work, B) Collected Work, C) Collaborations, and D) Working Papers. These are arranged chronologically with exception of the working papers, which have maintained the order in which they were received.

A) The Uncollected Work subseries contains individual poem typescripts, biographies and reviews of other literary figures' work. Included in this subseries is the Maureen Owen issue of BIG DEAL 5 containing the work A BRASS CHOIR APPROACHES THE BURIAL GROUND (1977).

B) Included in the Collected subseries are manuscript and typescript drafts of Owen's published volumes from 1973-1999, as well as mock-up copies, reviews, uncorrected proof copies, and press proofs. In a few instances, there also exists a few additional book covers and duplicates of the cover images.

C) The Collaborations subseries mainly consists of literary correspondence with other writers, constructing collective renku, a Japanese style of poetry with linked stanzas of alternating lengths. Most notable is the poem entitled "Worlds in Love" collaborated by Maureen Owen, Anne Waldman, and Lewis MacAdams (1973).

D) The final subseries in the series consists entirely of working papers. Included are drafts and notes of works-in-progress most of which are undated. Included, however, are typescript drafts of Owen's earliest work during her high school years.

SERIES 5: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

Included in the MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS series are mainly biographical documents including historical family documents, high school yearbooks, resumes, biographies, photographs and an extensive collection of appointment books from 1976-1998. The series also contains transcripts of interviews, award documents, reading announcements and various source materials of newspaper clippings and postcards.

SERIES 6: NOTEBOOKS AND JOURNALS

The NOTEBOOKS AND JOURNALS series consists of Owen's working manuscript notes and impressions and in some cases, daily activities. The majority of the notebooks' dates cannot be ascertained. Included, however, are journals from her travels to Japan in 1965 and Ireland in 1992.

SERIES 7: RECORDINGS

The RECORDINGS series is divided into three subseries according to format: A) Cassette Audiorecordings, B) Cassette Videorecording, and C) Reel-to-Reel Audiorecordings.

A) The Cassette Audiorecording subseries contains selected readings from AE (AMELIA EARHART), IMAGINARY INCOME, UNTAPPED MAPS, and ZOMBIE NOTES all read by the author.

B) The Videorecordings subseries contains the videos of POETS IN PERFORMANCE featuring Barbara Barg, John Giorno, Maureen Owen, Anne Waldman, and Ted Berrigan, as well as a reading at Intersection in San Francisco featuring Maureen Owen and Ed Sanders. The third video is an interview taken with Owen by Judy Logue from Ninety-Niners, Inc. at the Owen residence in Connecticut.

C) The reel-to-reel audiorecording subseries contains a performance by poet Kenneth Koch.

Container List

CORRESPONDENCE

Box: 1 Folder: 1
A - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Abbott, Keith, 1955 - 1999
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Abrams, Sam, 1980 - 1995
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Adam, Helen
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Allenier, Karren, 1978 - 1995
Box: 1 Folder: 6
Amodio, Lorrie and Ann, 1999
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Andre, Michael
Box: 1 Folder: 8
B - Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Beck, Regina, 1982

Includes music scores.

Box: 1 Folder: 10
Beckett, Tom, 1982 - 1989
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Bennett, William, 1982 - 1988
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Berkson, Bill, 1977 - 1983
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Berrigan, Sandy, 1980 - 1995
Box: 1 Folder: 14
Beyer, Lynn, 1990
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Brahinsky, Joanne, 1976 - 1992
Box: 1 Folder: 16
Brainard, Joe, 1978
Box: 1 Folder: 17
Brodey, Jim, 1985 - 1987
Box: 2 Folder: 1
Broner, Sari, 1961 - 1991

Includes "Everything Is Real Except the Obvious."

Box: 2 Folder: 2
Brown, Rebecca, 1978 - 1979
Box: 2 Folder: 3
Brown, Rebecca, 1980
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Brown, Rebecca, 1981
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Brown, Rebecca, 1982 - 1983
Box: 2 Folder: 6
Brown, Rebecca, 1984 - 1985
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Brown, Rebecca, 1986
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Brown, Rebecca, 1987
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Brown, Rebecca
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Busleyeager, Peter, 1996 - 1999
Box: 3 Folder: 4
Butterick, George and Colette, 1987 - 1988
Box: 3 Folder: 5
C - Miscellaneous
Box: 3 Folder: 6
Callahan, Robert, 1977 - 2000
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Castro, Jan, 1979 - 1981
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Cataldo, Susan, 1982

Includes "Brooklyn-Queens Day."

Box: 3 Folder: 9
Cataldo, Susan, 1985 - 1996

Includes "Mother Journal" and miscellaneous poems.

Box: 3 Folder: 10
Chernoff, Maxine, 1987 - 1991
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Clark, Larry
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Clifford, James, 1990
Box: 3 Folder: 13
Codrescu, Andre, 1980 - 1981
Box: 3 Folder: 14
Collom, Jack, 1994 - 1998
Box: 3 Folder: 15
Corbett, Bill, 1980 - 1995
Box: 3 Folder: 16
Creeley, Robert, 1978 - 1994
Box: 3 Folder: 17
Cummings, Paul, 1992 - 1993
Box: 4 Folder: 1
D - Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 2
Davidson, Mary K. and Sander, 1979 - 1996
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Dawson, Fielding, 1980 - 1999
Box: 4 Folder: 4
DeCoursey, Peggy, 1990 - 1991
Box: 4 Folder: 5
Deshefy, Scott
Box: 4 Folder: 6
E - Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Einzig, Barbara, 1988 - 2000
Box: 4 Folder: 8
Equi, Elaine, 1978 - 1999
Box: 4 Folder: 9
F - Miscellaneous
Box: 4 Folder: 10
Family cards

Includes cards from DeLoris Phalen (mother) and three sons, Patrick, Ulysses and Kyran.

Box: 4 Folder: 11
Family letters

Includes letters from three sons Patrick, Ulysses, and Kyran.

Box: 4 Folder: 12
Ferrari, Mary, 1999
Box: 4 Folder: 13
Fortouni, Eleni, 1981 - 1982
Box: 4 Folder: 14
Fraser, Kathleen, 1991
Box: 4 Folder: 15
Friedman, Ed, 1980 - 1981

Includes "Space Stations."

Box: 5 Folder: 1
Friedman, Ed, 1986 - 1997
Box: 5 Folder: 2
G - Miscellaneous
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Giordano, Joe, 1978 - 1990
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Gitin, Maria, 1977 - 1993

Includes "On My Way."

Box: 5 Folder: 5
Gontarek, Leonard, 1990 - 1994

Includes "The Sistine Floor" and miscellaneous poems.

Box: 5 Folder: 6
Goodell, Larry, 1983 - 1990
Box: 5 Folder: 7
Guest, Barbara, 1984 - 1995
Box: 5 Folder: 8
Guss, David, 1982 - 1992
Box: 5 Folder: 9
H - Miscellaneous
Box: 5 Folder: 10
Haberfield, Karen, 1995 - 1998
Box: 5 Folder: 11
Hackman, Neil (Ravi Singh), 1978
Box: 5 Folder: 12
Hamill, Janet, 1986 - 1999

Includes "Nostalgia of the Infinite" and miscellaneous poems.

Box: 5 Folder: 13
Hamlin, Louise, 1984 - 1989
Box: 5 Folder: 14
Hartman, Yuki, 1978 - 1998
Box: 5 Folder: 15
Hejinian, Lyn, 1981 - 1988
Box: 5 Folder: 16
Herd, Dale, 1978 - 1979
Box: 5 Folder: 17
Holman, Bob, 1979 - 1992

Includes "Cupid's Cashbox," "Anything You Say," and miscellaneous poems.

Box: 6 Folder: 1
Howe, Fanny, 1987 - 1999
Box: 6 Folder: 2
Howe, Susan, 1982 - 2000

Includes "My Emily Dickinson" and miscellaneous poems.

Box: 6 Folder: 3
Hudspith, Vicki, 1981 - 1993
Box: 6 Folder: 4
Huidobro, Vincente

Includes "Anything You Say" and miscellaneous poems.

Box: 6 Folder: 5
I - Miscellaneous
Box: 6 Folder: 6
J - Miscellaneous
Box: 6 Folder: 7
Jackson, Laura Riding
Box: 6 Folder: 8
Jacquette, Yvonne, 1985
Box: 6 Folder: 9
Jones, Patricia Spears, 1977 - 2000
Box: 6 Folder: 10
K - Miscellaneous
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Kamik, Orhan Veli
Box: 6 Folder: 12
Keller, Madeleine, 1982 - 1988
Box: 6 Folder: 13
Kenny, Maurice, 1999

Includes "In the Time of the Present."

Box: 6 Folder: 14
Kolm, Ron, 1987

Includes "Suburban Ambush."

Box: 6 Folder: 15
Kraut, Rochelle (Shelley), 1978 - 1991
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Kreiger, Ian, 1976 - 1999
Box: 7 Folder: 2
Kretz, Thomas, 1988 - 1991
Box: 7 Folder: 3
Kulchur Foundation, 1980 - 1981
Box: 7 Folder: 4
Kush, S. S., 1994 - 1996
Box: 7 Folder: 5
L - Miscellaneous
Box: 7 Folder: 6
Lance, Jeanne, 1981 - 1987
Box: 7 Folder: 7
Landi-Zippelli, Patti, 1983 - 1993

Includes "Blue Skies" and miscellaneous poems.

Box: 7 Folder: 8
Lang, Julie, 1989 - 1990
Box: 7 Folder: 9
Lateiner, Bonnie, 1983 - 1991
Box: 7 Folder: 10
Lenhart, Gary, 1982 - 1984
Box: 7 Folder: 11
Lesniak, Rose, 1977 - 1992
Box: 7 Folder: 12
Lewis, Joel and Sandy, 1987 - 1996
Box: 7 Folder: 13
Lipman, Joel, 1984 - 1994
Box: 7 Folder: 14
M - Miscellaneous
Box: 7 Folder: 15
Mankovich, Ted, 1976
Box: 7 Folder: 16
Mayer, Bernadette, 1980 - 1999
Box: 7 Folder: 17
McCabe, Ned, 1981 - 1986
Box: 7 Folder: 18
McEwen, Rory, 1977 - 1979
Box: 7 Folder: 19
McGahen, John F., 1978
Box: 7 Folder: 20
Mikolowski, Ken and Ann, 1984 - 2000

Includes miscellaneous poems and artwork.

Box: 8 Folder: 1
Moore, Joanne, 1991 - 1997
Box: 8 Folder: 2
Morice, Dave, 1983 - 1994
Box: 8 Folder: 3
Morrison, Madison, 1988 - 1989
Box: 8 Folder: 4
Moyer, Jennifer, 1980 - 1981
Box: 8 Folder: 5
Murray, Elizabeth, 2000
Box: 8 Folder: 6
N - Miscellaneous
Box: 8 Folder: 7
Nauen, Elinor, 1980 - 1995
Box: 8 Folder: 8
Nelken, Miranda, 1995
Box: 8 Folder: 9
Newth, Rebecca, 1983 - 1992
Box: 8 Folder: 10
Nolan, Pat, 1979 - 2000
Box: 8 Folder: 11
Notley, Alice, 1993

Includes "Selected Poems of Alice Notley."

Box: 8 Folder: 12
O'Brien, Geoffrey, 1966 - 1991
Box: 8 Folder: 13
Oldenberg, Patty, 1978 - 1980
Box: 8 Folder: 14
Owen, Lyle Dr., 1986 - 1995
Box: 8 Folder: 15
Owens, Rochelle, 1991 - 1995
Box: 8 Folder: 16
P - Miscellaneous
Box: 8 Folder: 17
Padgett, Ron, 1980 - 1990

Includes "Great Balls of Fire" and miscellaneous poems.

Box: 8 Folder: 18
Paul, John, 1987
Box: 8 Folder: 19
Phalen, Bud, 1959 - 1975
Box: 8 Folder: 20
Pierman, Carol, 1978 - 1990
Box: 8 Folder: 21
Pommy-Vega, Janine, 1987 - 1999
Box: 8 Folder: 22
Quaytman, Rebecca, 1988 - 1995
Box: 9 Folder: 1
R - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 2
Rodney, Janet, 1989 - 1995
Box: 9 Folder: 3
Rosanes, Alan, 1984
Box: 9 Folder: 4
Rosenzweig, Phyllis, 1979 - 1985
Box: 9 Folder: 5
Rubenstein, Carol, 1971 - 1988
Box: 9 Folder: 6
Rudy, Stephen, 1979 - 1993

Includes "Vladimir Mayakovsky" poems.

Box: 9 Folder: 7
Ruggia, James, 1986 - 1987
Box: 9 Folder: 8
S - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 9
Sato, Hiro, 1981 - 1993

Includes "Early Poems in Tanka Form."

Box: 9 Folder: 10
Solan, Miriam, 1996
Box: 9 Folder: 11
Sowl, Michael, 1991 - 1993
Box: 9 Folder: 12
T - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 13
V - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 14
Villegas, Chris, 1988 - 1989
Box: 9 Folder: 15
W - Miscellaneous
Box: 9 Folder: 16
Waldman, Anne, 1978 - 2000
Box: 9 Folder: 17
Walsh, Charles Herron (Charlie), 1977 - 1983
Box: 9 Folder: 18
Warshawski, Morrie, 1979 - 1980
Box: 9 Folder: 19
Weigel, Tom, 1982 - 1992

Includes "Twenty-four Haiku After the Japanese."

Box: 9 Folder: 20
Welch, Michael Irene, 1976 - 1991
Box: 9 Folder: 21
Wilentz, Ted, 1981 - 1990
Box: 9 Folder: 22
Wilke, Britton, 1976 - 1992

Includes artwork.

Box: 9 Folder: 23
Winch, Terence, 1982 - 1999

Includes "Arousal."

Box: 9 Folder: 24
Wright, Rebecca, 1977 - 1985
Box: 10 Folder: 1
Y - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 2
Yostrand, Jennifer, 1982
Box: 10 Folder: 3
Z - Miscellaneous
Box: 10 Folder: 4
Unidentified correspondents

EDITORIAL PROJECTS

St. Mark's Poetry Project

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Administrative files, 1975 - 1976
Box: 10 Folder: 6
Administrative files, 1978 - 1979
Box: 10 Folder: 7
Administrative files, 1980
Box: 10 Folder: 8
Administrative files, 1981 - 1984
Box: 10 Folder: 9
Administrative files, 1985 - 1986
Box: 10 Folder: 10
Administrative files, 1987 - 1988
Box: 10 Folder: 11
Administrative files, 1989 - 1993
Box: 11 Folder: 1
Administrative files, 1994 - 1995
Box: 11 Folder: 2
Administrative files, 1996
Box: 11 Folder: 3
Administrative files, 1997
Box: 11 Folder: 4
Administrative files, 1998 - 2000
Box: 11 Folder: 5
Administrative files - Miscellaneous
Box: 11 Folder: 6
Advisory Board, 1980 - 1982
Box: 11 Folder: 7
Advisory Board, 1983 - 1984
Box: 11 Folder: 8
Articles of Incorporation - Bylaws
Box: 12 Folder: 1
Board of Directors - Meeting minutes, 1984
Box: 12 Folder: 2
Board of Directors - Meeting minutes, 1985
Box: 12 Folder: 3
Board of Directors - Meeting minutes, 1986
Box: 12 Folder: 4
Board of Directors - Organization pamphlets
Box: 12 Folder: 5
Catalogues - Readings, events, and lectures, 1966 - 1984
Box: 12 Folder: 6
Miscellaneous workshop materials
Box: 12 Folder: 7
National Endowment for the Arts - Grant applications, 1976 - 1986
Box: 12 Folder: 8 Oversize: FB36201
New Year's Day Marathon Reading Benefit Posters, 1984 - 1999
Box: 12 Folder: 9 Oversize: MC14907
Original Artwork for Poetry Project Announcement

Artwork by Mike Goldberg.

Box: 12 Folder: 10
Photographs
Box: 12 Folder: 11
Poetry mailing list - Publication, 1977
Box: 12 Folder: 12 Oversize: FB36202
Reading and workshop announcements, 1966 - 2000
Box: 12 Folder: 13
Sources and Solutions Talk - Notes, 1987
Box: 12 Folder: 14 Oversize: FB36203
Totally Great Poetry - Calendars, 1991
Box: 12 Folder: 15
Wall of Words Poetry Workshop, 1995 - 1996

TELEPHONE

Box: 13 Folder: 1
Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines - Grant applications and reports, 1975 - 1986
Box: 13 Folder: 2
Miscellaneous, 1979 - 1982
Box: 13 Folder: 3
National Endowment for the Arts - Grant applications, 1976 - 1986
Box: 13 Folder: 4
Receipts and invoices, 1979 - 1984
Box: 13 Folder: 5 Oversize: FB36204
Original book cover art

TEACHING MATERIALS

Workshops

Box: 13 Folder: 6
Collage projects
Box: 13 Folder: 7
Fifth Annual Writers' Gathering Workshop, 1999
Box: 13 Folder: 8
Maureen Owen Poetry Workshop, 1995 - 1999
Box: 13 Folder: 9
Michigan Council for the Arts Grant Program, 1988
Box: 13 Folder: 10
Mimeo Production Workshop, 1984
Box: 13 Folder: 11
Miscellaneous workshops - Notebooks
Box: 14 Folder: 1
Naropa Institute - Summer Writing Program, 1998
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Page Mothers Conference, UCSD, 1999
Box: 14 Folder: 3
Saint Joseph College Writer's Weekend Workshop, 1996
Box: 14 Folder: 4
Swarthmore College - Honors examiner, 1999
Box: 14 Folder: 5
T'ai Chi Ch'uan classes, 1991
Box: 14 Folder: 6
Times R Us, from the SATURDAY POETRY WORKSHOP, 1998 - 1999
Box: 14 Folder: 7
Words, from the Tuesday Night Workshop, 1981
Box: 14 Folder: 8
Working papers, from the SATURDAY POETRY WORKSHOP, 1995 - 1996

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Box: 14 Folder: 9
Class Record Book, 1999
Box: 14 Folder: 10
English 102, Writing and Research - Syllabus and handouts, 1999
Box: 14 Folder: 11
English 102, Writing and Research - Writing assignments and exams, 1999
Box: 15 Folder: 1
English 102, Writing and Research - Class notebook, 1999
Box: 15 Folder: 2
English 301, Creative Writing - Assignments and syllabus, 1999
Box: 15 Folder: 3
English 301, Creative Writing - Class notebook, 1999
Box: 15 Folder: 4
English 301, Creative Writing - Writing exercises, 1999
Box: 15 Folder: 5
Miscellaneous materials, 1999
Box: 15 Folder: 6
Notebooks, 1999
Box: 15 Folder: 7
Syllabi - Other professors, 1999
Box: 15 Folder: 8
W2K: Women on the Verge, 1999
Box: 16 Folder: 1
W2K: Women on the Verge - Poetry Reading Workshops 1-3, 1999
Box: 16 Folder: 2
W2K: Women on the Verge - Poetry Reading Workshops 4-6, 1999

WRITINGS

Uncollected Works

Box: 16 Folder: 3
a brass choir approaches the burial ground, BIG DEAL 5, (1977) - Typescript draft and cover photographs, 1970
Box: 16 Folder: 4
Miscellaneous individual poems, 1979 - 1994
Box: 16 Folder: 5
Miscellaneous writer biographies
Box: 16 Folder: 6
Writer reviews and editorials, 1979 - 1981
Box: 16 Folder: 7
No-Gates, UNTAPPED MAPS, (1993) - Typescript draft copy
Box: 16 Folder: 8
Tales from the Police Blotter, HEARTS IN SPACE - Source material, 1980
Box: 16 Folder: 9
White Sails Clap Behind the Orange, HEARTS IN SPACE, 1980

Collected Work

Box: 16 Folder: 10
COUNTRY RUSH (1973) - Typescript draft
Box: 16 Folder: 11 Oversize: FB36205
NO TRAVELS JOURNAL (1975) - Master photostats

Illustrations by Hugh Kepets.

Box: 16 Folder: 12
NO TRAVELS JOURNAL (1975) - Mock-up copy
Box: 16 Folder: 13
NO TRAVELS JOURNAL (1975) - Reviews, 1975
Box: 17 Folder: 1
NO TRAVELS JOURNAL (1975) -Typescript drafts with corrections and photographs, 1971
Box: 17 Folder: 2
HEARTS IN SPACE (1980) - Reviews, 1980 - 1981
Box: 17 Folder: 3
HEARTS IN SPACE (1980) - Title page layout
Box: 17 Folder: 4
HEARTS IN SPACE (1980) - Typescript draft copy
Box: 17 Folder: 5
HEARTS IN SPACE (1980) - Typescript draft with corrections
Box: 17 Folder: 6
HEARTS IN SPACE (1980) - Working papers, 1970 - 1972
Box: 17 Folder: 7
AE (AMELIA EARHART) (1984) - Newsletter and Typescript draft, 1983 - 1984
Box: 17 Folder: 8
AE (AMELIA EARHART) (1984) - Reviews, 1984 - 1985
Box: 17 Folder: 9
ZOMBIE NOTES (1985) - Reviews, 1986
Box: 18 Folder: 1
ZOMBIE NOTES (1985) - Typescript draft, 1980

June 1.

Box: 18 Folder: 2
ZOMBIE NOTES (1985) - Typescript draft, 1985

August 22.

Box: 18 Folder: 3
ZOMBIE NOTES (1985) - Uncorrected proof, 1985
Box: 18 Folder: 4
IMAGINARY INCOME (1992) - Book covers, 1992
Box: 18 Folder: 5
IMAGINARY INCOME (1992) - Correspondence, 1989 - 1992
Box: 18 Folder: 6
IMAGINARY INCOME (1992) - Reviews, 1991 - 1992
Box: 18 Folder: 7
IMAGINARY INCOME (1992) - Typescript drafts, 1987
Box: 18 Folder: 8
IMAGINARY INCOME (1992) - Uncorrected page proof, 1992
Box: 18 Folder: 9
IMAGINARY INCOME (1992) - Working papers, 1989
Box: 18 Folder: 10
UNTAPPED MAPS (1993) - Bookcovers and miscellaneous
Box: 18 Folder: 11
UNTAPPED MAPS (1993) - Reviews, 1993
Box: 18 Folder: 12
UNTAPPED MAPS (1993) - Typescript draft
Box: 19 Folder: 1
UNTAPPED MAPS (1993) - Typescript draft copy
Box: 19 Folder: 2
UNTAPPED MAPS (1993) - Typescript draft with corrections
Box: 19 Folder: 3
UNTAPPED MAPS (1993) - Working papers
Box: 19 Folder: 4
AMERICAN RUSH (1998) - Correspondence, 1997 - 1998
Box: 19 Folder: 5
AMERICAN RUSH (1998) - Press proofs
Box: 19 Folder: 6
AMERICAN RUSH (1998) - Reviews, 1998 - 1999

Collaborations

Box: 19 Folder: 7
WORLDS IN LOVE - Typescript draft, 1973
Box: 19 Folder: 8
Collaborations with Ron Padgett - Typescript drafts, 1980
Box: 19 Folder: 9
O THE SNOBBERY OF THE WIND INSTRUMENTS - Typescript draft, 1980
Box: 19 Folder: 10
Hammonasset School - Typescript drafts, 1982
Box: 19 Folder: 11
HEY TED, 1983
Box: 19 Folder: 12
COCKROACH ONE - Zine, 1984
Box: 19 Folder: 13
LOVE IS A DISEASE - Correspondence and typescript drafts, 1986 - 1987
Box: 19 Folder: 14
Creation 21 on Noto-Jima Island - Correspondence, 1987
Box: 20 Folder: 1
EVERY LITTLE MOTE - Correspondence adn typescript drafts, 1988 - 1990
Box: 20 Folder: 2
NO HAT - Correspondence and typescript drafts, 1990 - 1991
Box: 20 Folder: 3
ABSOLUTE STILLNESS - Correspondence and typescript drafts, 1991 - 1997
Box: 20 Folder: 4
ALL EARS - Correspondence and typescript drafts, 1991 - 1993
Box: 20 Folder: 5
SIMONE WEIL - Correspondence and typescript drafts, 1991
Box: 20 Folder: 6
PURPLE PETALS - Correspondence and typescript drafts, 1993
Box: 20 Folder: 7
COFFEE WITH BILL MURRAY - Correspondence and typescript drafts, 1994 - 1995
Box: 20 Folder: 8
EDUARDO MOLDI: A RENGA FOR THE NEW YEARS - Correspondence and typescript drafts, 1997 - 1998
Box: 20 Folder: 9
SOFTENING THE BLOW - Typescript draft copy, 1997
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FOUR TOMATOES OF THE APOCALYPSE - Correspondence, 1998 - 1999
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TUFF WOMEN - Typescript draft

Working Papers

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Early working papers
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Working papers, 1970
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Working papers, 1971
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Working papers, 1972
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Working papers, 1982
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Working papers, 1990
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Working papers, 1997
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Working papers
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Working papers (Day and Night Books)

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

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Address book
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Appointment book, 1976
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Appointment book, 1978
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Appointment book, 1979
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Appointment book, 1980 - 1981
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Appointment book, 1982
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Appointment book, 1984 - 1985
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Appointment book, 1986 - 1987
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Appointment book, 1988
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Appointment book, 1989
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Appointment book, 1990 - 1991
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Appointment book, 1994 - 1996
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Appointment book, 1997 - 1998
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Announcement posters - Other writers
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Announcements and press releases
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Announcements and press releases - Other writers
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Archives of Contemporary Poetry - Presidio proposal, 1993
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Biographical materials - High School Junior Yearbook, 1960
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Biographical materials - High School Senior Yearbook, 1961
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Biographical materials - Resumes and photographs
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Biographical materials - State Bank of Wheaton, Minnesota - Checkbook, 1927
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Biographical materials - Traverse County, Minnesota - Ledgers, 1920

Kept by Patrick Phalen, Sr.

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Biographical materials - Traverse County, Minnesota - Ledgers, 1924

Kept by Patrick Phalen, Sr.

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Certificates, 1981
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Employment materials - Letters, applications, and clippings
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Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Award, 1998
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Inspirational postcards
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Interview with Bob Holman, 1999
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Interviews - Miscellaneous, 1994 - 1998
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Los Angeles Times Book Festival - Book prize, 1999
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Map of Owen Residence - Guilford, Connecticut
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Ephemera
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National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship materials, 1979 - 1981
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Newspaper clippings, 1974 - 1981
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Photographs - Family, 1987
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Photographs - Family album
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Reading posters
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Readings and lecture flyers, 1977 - 2000

NOTEBOOKS AND JOURNALS

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Notebooks, 1972 - 1980
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Notebooks, 1989 - 1991
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks
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Notebooks - Japan, 1965
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Journal
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Journal, 1967
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Journal - Ireland, 1992

RECORDINGS

Cassette Audiorecording

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Owen, Maureen. Reading selections from AE, IMAGINARY INCOME, UNTAPPED MAPS and ZOMBIE NOTES, 1990

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Owen, Maureen. Reading at WKCR, Columbia Station, New York, 1991

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Owen, Maureen. Reading IMAGINARY INCOME

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Cassette Videorecording

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Poets in Performance, 1979

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Owen, Maureen and Ed Sanders. Poetry Reading Given at Intersection, San Francisco, 1994

Restrictions Apply

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Owen, Maureen. Interview with Judy Logue (Ninety-Niners, Inc.) at Owen Residence in Connecticut

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Magnetic Tape Reel Audiorecording

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Koch, Kenneth. Performance

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