Holly Prado Papers, 1952 - 2007 (MSS 0597)

Restrictions: 2009-2013 additions UNPROCESSED. Please contact the Manuscripts Librarian.
Restrictions: Prado's journals may not be viewed without written permission from Holly Prado. Also, documents containing personal information are restricted until 2088. Redacted copies remain and may be consulted.

Extent: 14.8 Linear feet (37 archives boxes, 2 oversize folders)

The Holly Prado Papers include material spanning the career of poet Holly Prado, from examples of early efforts written in her youth in the 1950s, through her professional work into the early 2000s, with the greatest portion of material dating from the 1970s and 1990s. Prado's personal journals, dating from 1960 - 1999, make up the largest portion of the collection. Influenced by Jungian psychology, Prado has described journals an important tool for "nourishing" her writing. The second largest group of material consists of poetry, sometimes including more than one draft, annotations, and corrections. The balance of the collection includes personal and professional correspondence, notes, and materials relating to Prado's active involvement with teaching and literary events.

Poet Holly Prado was born in 1938 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received a B.A. from Albion College in 1960. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles, where she remained to become an active, influential member of the Southern California literary community as a poet, educator, and regular participant in live poetry readings and literary events. She married actor and poet Harry Northup in 1990.

Prado has been involved in poetry and literary education for all age groups since the mid-1960s. She taught English at John Marshall High School in Los Angeles (1965-1972), participated in a Poetry in the Schools Program sponsored by the Department of Labor and National Endowment for the Arts (1973-1974), and has taught numerous writing workshops offered through a variety of schools and organizations. As of 2006 she is included as a faculty member of the University of Southern California Master of Professional Writing Program.

Prado began writing for publication while still in college, but attributes a 1970 writing workshop taught by Alvaro Cardona-Hine with helping her develop her mature style. Prado's first published collection was Nothing Breaks Off at the Edge (1976). Her other published collections include Losses (1977), Specific Mysteries (1990), Esperanza: Poems for Orpheus (1998), and These Mirrors Prove It: Selected Poems and Prose, 1970-2003 (2005). Her poetry has also appeared in various anthologies, poetry journals, and magazines such as Ms. and Rolling Stone. In addition to poetry, Prado has contributed essays and reviews to several periodicals, notably the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and published two books of prose, Feasts (1976) and Gardens (1985). Prado became a founding member of the Cahuenga Press Poets Publishing Cooperative in 1989 with James Cushing, Phoebe MacAdams, and Harry Northup.

Prado's work is often noted for her use of a mythic voice and references to classical myths and mysteries. In the introduction to her collection Greatest Hits (2000), she described the work in Specific Mysteries and Word Rituals (released as a spoken word recording in 1993) as "ceremonies making words sacred." Jungian psychology has also had a significant influence on Prado's work, especially her enthusiasm for keeping personal journals. In the literary journal Chrysalis (no. 7, 1979) she discussed personal journaling as an important tool for keeping in touch with the unconscious, developing intuitiveness, and exploring emotional states without self-censoring, as well as a means of "nourishing" writing intended for publication. Her personal journals record thoughts, experiences, and dreams and sometimes include drawings, photographs, or ephemera.

The Holly Prado Papers include material spanning the career of poet Holly Prado, from examples of early efforts written in her youth in the 1950s, through her professional work into the early 2000s, with the greatest portion of material dating from the 1970s and 1990s. Prado's personal journals, dating from 1960 - 1999, make up the largest portion of the collection. Influenced by Jungian psychology, Prado has described journals an important tool for "nourishing" her writing. The second largest group of material consists of poetry, sometimes including more than one draft, annotations, and corrections. The balance of the collection includes personal and professional correspondence, notes, and materials relating to Prado's active involvement with teaching and literary events. The collection is arranged in two sections: accessions processed in 2006, and an accession processed in 2008. There are several more unprocessed accessions from 2009-2013 not represented in this finding aid; consult a librarian for access.

Accessions Processed in 2006: The Holly Prado Papers include material spanning her career, from examples of early writings from the 1950s through her professional work into the late 1990s, with the greatest portion of material dating from the 1970s and 1980s. Prado's personal journals make up the largest portion of the collection. The second largest group of material consists of poetry, sometimes including more than one draft, annotations and corrections. The balance of the collection includes correspondence, notes, and materials relating to Prado's active involvement with teaching and literary events.

The 2006 accessions are arranged in ten series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) NOTES, 5) READINGS, 6) TEACHING MATERIALS, 7) CONFERENCES, 8) JOURNALS, 9) WRITINGS BY OTHERS, and 10) MISCELLANEOUS.

Accession Processed in 2008: These materials compliment the previous accession, and mainly include papers from the 1980s and 1990s.

The 2008 accession is arranged in four series: 11) CORRESPONDENCE, 12) WRITINGS, 13) READINGS, and 14) JOURNALS.

Container List

Accessions Processed in 2006

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS: General background on Holly Prado's life and career, including drafts of her resumes from the 1970s through late 1980s, brief biographies, a grant application, and newspaper clippings of articles about Prado.

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Biographies and resumes, 1974 - 1991

Curriculum vitae containing social security numbers have been removed; redacted copies remain in the folder.

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Box: 1 Folder: 2
Newspaper clippings, 1960 - 1991
Photographs
Box: 1 Folder: 3
Prado, Holly, 1973 - 1976
Box: 1 Folder: 4
Prado, Holly and Judy Brown, 1975
Box: 1 Folder: 5
Shatterproof Press Poetry Production and Social Action Award, 1987

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Personal and professional correspondence. Given Prado's active involvement with poetry publications and acquaintance with other writers, professional and personal may overlap, with personal letters from friends occasionally including comments on Prado's work. Query letters to poetry journals and magazines are also present.

Box: 1 Folder: 6
A -- Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 7
Alwan, Ameen, 1976
Box: 1 Folder: 8
Apple (David Curry), 1971
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Atlantic Monthly, 1973 - 1974
Box: 1 Folder: 10
B -- Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 11
Brooks, Elaine, 1970 - 1978
Box: 1 Folder: 12
Brown, Judy, 1972 - 1976
Box: 1 Folder: 13
Brown, Rob, 1975 - 1977
Box: 1 Folder: 14
C -- Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 15
Caterpillar (Clayton Eshleman), 1970 - 1971
Box: 1 Folder: 16
Dacotah Territory (Mark Vinz), 1971
Box: 1 Folder: 17
Eisky, Herb, undated
Box: 1 Folder: 18
Fire Exit (Bill Corbett), 1973
Box: 1 Folder: 19
G -- Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 20
H -- Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 21
Hickman, Leland (Lee), 1977
Box: 1 Folder: 22
Hill, Diane, 1991
Box: 1 Folder: 23
Hudson Review (Erin Seely), 1980
Box: 1 Folder: 24
Hughes, Barbara, 1975 - 1977
Box: 1 Folder: 25
Ironwood (Michael Cuddihy), 1974
Box: 1 Folder: 26
K -- Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 27
Kayak (George Hitchcock), 1970
Box: 1 Folder: 28
L -- Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 29
Lamp in the Spine (Patricia Hampl), 1974
Box: 1 Folder: 30
Lifson, Martha, 1976 - 1980
Box: 1 Folder: 31
M -- Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 32
Margins (Angela Peckenpaugh), 1974
Box: 1 Folder: 33
Miles, Jack, 1985 - 1988
Box: 1 Folder: 34
Minnisota Review (C.W. Truesdale), 1972 - 1973
Box: 1 Folder: 35
Mohr, Bill, 1976 - 1977
Box: 1 Folder: 36
Moore, Jim, 1971 - 1976
Box: 1 Folder: 37
Ms., 1974 - 1996
Box: 1 Folder: 38
N -- Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 39
New Republic, 1970
Box: 1 Folder: 40
New Yorker, 1970
Box: 1 Folder: 41
Nin, Anaïs, ca. 1973
Northup, Harry
Box: 1 Folder: 42
1979 - Includes note, "Postcards from Harry Northup to Holly Prado while Harry worked on the movie Tom Horn"
Box: 1 Folder: 43
1979 - 1980 - Includes note, "Postcards from Harry Northup to Holly Prado while Harry worked on the movie Used Cars"
Box: 1 Folder: 44
1981 - 1983
Box: 1 Folder: 45
O -- Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 46
P -- Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 47
Pebble (Greg Kuzma), 1971
Box: 1 Folder: 48
Q -- Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 49
Robertson, Kell, 1972 - 1973
Box: 1 Folder: 50
Rolling Stone, 1971 - 1973
Box: 1 Folder: 51
S -- Miscellaneous
Box: 1 Folder: 52
Samuel, Jean, 1974 - 1986
Box: 1 Folder: 53
Stoltzfus, Ben, 1988 - 1989
Box: 2 Folder: 1
T -- Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 2
Townsend, Alison -- Includes notes on Island, 1980 - 1989
Box: 2 Folder: 3
U -- Miscellaneous
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Weatherby, Terry, 1975
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Unidentified correspondents

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 3) WRITINGS: Primarily Prado's poetry, typically in typescript form, sometimes annotated. Some examples of Prado's earliest writing efforts from the 1950s and early 1960s are also present, including work Prado submitted for publication while still a student at Albion College and clippings of a column Prado wrote for the Albion College student newspaper. Arranged in six subseries: A) Childhood and Early Writings, B) Student Work, C) Poems, D) Poetry Collections, E) Poetry Miscellaneous, and F) Prose.

A) Childhood and Early Writings: Material Prado describes in a note as writing created "before I had any idea I could have a writing life." Includes poems from the early 1950s, short prose and a one act play.

B) Student Work: Primarily short prose written between 1954 and 1960, when Prado was a student at Albion College. Includes several clippings of her column for the Albion College student newspaper, The Pleiad, and a paper written for a Contemporary American Literature class taught by Peter Marin at Cal State, Los Angeles.

C) Poems: Individual poems and prose-poems, finished and unfinished, some in more than one version. Poems are typically typed, occasionally with handwritten annotations, and date from the late 1970s to early 1990s.

D) Poetry Collections: Groups of poems from Prado's files with a collective title. Some work is grouped thematically, some created as a poem cycle, and some grouped in collections intended for publication. Work dates from the 1970s to early 1990s.

E) Poetry Miscellaneous: Poems and prose-poems from Prado's files grouped to represent various date spans. The largest portion of material dates from the 1970s.

F) Prose: Several works of short prose, typed drafts and newspaper clippings of Prado's reviews for the Los Angeles Times, and a draft of her unpublished novel The Bright Obvious from 1989.

Childhood and Early Writings

Box: 2 Folder: 6
1952 - 1969
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Undated

Student Work

Box: 2 Folder: 8-10
Prose written at Albion College, 1954-1960 & undated
Box: 2 Folder: 11
"Wallace Stevens and Paul Klee" - Written at Cal State, Los Angeles, May 1966

Poems

Box: 2 Folder: 12
10 pm, 1977 - 1979
Box: 2 Folder: 13
1965: What I Have Not Said About the House on MacBeth Street, 1978 - 1992
Box: 2 Folder: 14
Art, 1988
Box: 2 Folder: 15
Climate: A Letter for Harry, 1978
Box: 2 Folder: 16
Coming Back, ca. 1976
Box: 2 Folder: 17
Dwarf, 1988 - 1990
Box: 2 Folder: 18
Dream of Frog Christ, unfinished, 1990
Box: 2 Folder: 19
For Judy, Driving from Los Angeles to Ojai Right Now, ca 1975
Box: 2 Folder: 20
Gathering, 1992
Box: 2 Folder: 21
The Griffith Park Observatory: A Ritual, 1978
Box: 2 Folder: 22
Hades Wife, unfinished, 1992
Box: 2 Folder: 23
A Life of Service, 1987
Box: 2 Folder: 24
Literature, 1987
Box: 2 Folder: 25
Natives, unfinished, 1987
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Romance, 1987
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Stone, ca. 1990
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Truth, 1987
Box: 3 Folder: 4
What is it in Us that Almost Sees Itself: A Serenade for Cat, 1978 - 1995

Poetry Collections

Box: 3 Folder: 5
Astrologer Poems, 1973 - 1974
Box: 3 Folder: 6-7
Dream Combinations, 1982 & undated
Dream Fictions
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Stones, 1988 - 1991
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Marla and the Singer, 1990 - 1991
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Finished Dream Fictions, 1991
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Dreams to possibly work with as fiction, 1991
Box: 3 Folder: 12
Earned Gifts, ca. 1975
Box: 3 Folder: 13-14
From One to the Next - Drafts, 1989 & undated
Box: 3 Folder: 15
Introductions: 15 Morning Love Stories, undated
Box: 3 Folder: 16-20
Island - Drafts and notes, 1989
Luna
Box: 3 Folder: 21
Originals, 1984 - 1986
Box: 3 Folder: 22
Rewrites, 1986 - 1987
Box: 3 Folder: 23
Selections, undated
Marriage Poems
Box: 3 Folder: 24
Drafts, 1990
Box: 4 Folder: 1-2
Drafts & poems not used, 1990 - 1991
Box: 4 Folder: 3
Myth/Muse Poems, 1986
Box: 4 Folder: 4
Novels About England and France, 1976
Box: 4 Folder: 5-6
Poems on the Mooncycle - Groups 1 & 2, 1989
Box: 4 Folder: 7
S'Associent Dans Une Menage a Trois Scandaluese, with Michael C. Ford and Neal Spiegel, ca. 1975
Box: 4 Folder: 8
Soft Essays: Explorations of the Creative Process, undated
Specific Mysteries
Box: 4 Folder: 9
Drafts, 1978 - 1979
Box: 4 Folder: 10
Incomplete manuscript, 1979 - 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 11
A Book of a Year, 1979 - 1980
Box: 4 Folder: 12
Revision without corrections, 1989
Box: 4 Folder: 13
Revision with corrections, 1989

Includes notes and book jacket material.

Box: 4 Folder: 14
Two poems published in Analytic Psychology Club of Los Angeles Bulletin, 1981 - 1982
Box: 4 Folder: 15
The Word in the Middle of the Body - Unpublished typescript, ca. 1980
Word Rituals
Box: 4 Folder: 16-17
Drafts & poems considered but not used, 1983 - 1993
Box: 5 Folder: 1-2
Undated

Poetry Miscellaneous

Box: 5 Folder: 3
1970
Box: 5 Folder: 4
From Prado's file "Completed Poems", 1970
Box: 5 Folder: 5
Sketchbook including drawings and poetry, 1970s
Box: 5 Folder: 6-11
1970 - 1976
Box: 5 Folder: 12-13
1972 - 1986
Box: 6 Folder: 1-5
1976 - 1991
Box: 6 Folder: 6
Undated

Prose

Box: 6 Folder: 7
To Approach Poetry, Fiction, and Symbolic Sense, 1989
Box: 6 Folder: 8-9
Bright Obvious, June 1989
Box: 6 Folder: 10
Eucalyptus, 1985
Box: 6 Folder: 11
Fortunes, 1987
Box: 6 Folder: 12
Guesses, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 13
Looking Toward America's Third Century: The Artist as Harpo Marx -- And More, undated
Los Angeles Times - Book reviews
Box: 6 Folder: 14
Typescripts, 1985 - 1986
Box: 6 Folder: 15
Newspaper clippings, 1976 - 1989
Box: 6 Folder: 16
Luke Stone's Sister, undated
Box: 6 Folder: 17
Mankind magazine - Book reviews and article, 1976 - 1977
Box: 7 Folder: 1
Moonglow, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 2
On Censorship, 1989
Box: 7 Folder: 3
The Other Side of the Family, 1987
Box: 7 Folder: 4
A Plain Story, undated
Box: 7 Folder: 5
Romance, undated

NOTES

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 4) NOTES: Chiefly consists of notepads which Prado and her husband, actor and poet Harry Northup, kept by their bedside between 1980 and 1995. On the notepads Prado and Northup shared thoughts, feelings, observations, and short messages. The subseries also includes a small amount of Prado's writing notes, notes from and about classes she attended in 1963 and 1964, and some working lists of material she had submitted for publication and information about sources for grants and awards.

Bedside notepads
Box: 7 Folder: 6-14
1980 - 1988
Box: 7 Folder: 15-16
1990 - 1991
Box: 7 Folder: 17
1993
Box: 7 Folder: 18-19
1995 - 1996
Box: 7 Folder: 20
Class notes, 1963 - 1964
Box: 7 Folder: 21
Grants and awards
Box: 7 Folder: 22
Lists of work submitted for publication, 1970 - 1989
Box: 7 Folder: 23-24
Notebooks (2), 1971 - 1972
Box: 7 Folder: 25
Miscellaneous

READINGS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 5) READINGS: Preparatory material and annotated poems used for live readings during the 1970s and 1980s.

Box: 8 Folder: 1
Open readings - Beyond Baroque, 1980
Miscellaneous
Box: 8 Folder: 2
1972 - 1988
Box: 8 Folder: 3
From Prado's file "Pieces About Writing from Various Readings", 1979 - 1987
Box: 8 Folder: 4
1980 - 1988
Box: 8 Folder: 5
1990 - 1993
Box: 8 Folder: 6-7
Reading announcements, 1971 - 1991 & undated

TEACHING MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 6) TEACHING MATERIALS: Preparatory material for writing workshops led by Prado, and courses for which Prado was a guest lecturer.

Box: 8 Folder: 8
Los Angeles Council of English Teachers talk, 1985
Box: 8 Folder: 9
Olivia's classes, 1985
Box: 8 Folder: 10
Whitman, Walt - Session for course taught by Bob Peters, July 1989
Box: 8 Folder: 11-12
Writing workshops, 1976 - 1990

CONFERENCES

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 7) CONFERENCES: Chiefly consists of notes and organizational material for conferences in which Prado participated. The largest amount of material relates to the Woman's Words Conference (1975), including promotional materials which Prado helped create and a packet of writings by various authors who participated in the conference.

Box: 8 Folder: 13
Beyond Baroque panel on "The Politics of the Politics of Poetry," 1990
Box: 8 Folder: 14
The Diary, the Journal, the Autobiography conference - Reprint of article, "Journal Writing: Where it Can Go From Where It is," by Prado, published in New 44, May 1977
Box: 8 Folder: 15
Writing Inside Out, 1992
Woman's Words
Box: 8 Folder: 16
Organizational correspondence, 1974 - 1975
Box: 8 Folder: 17
Organizational notes
Box: 8 Folder: 18
Organizational material drafts, 1974 - 1975
Box: 8 Folder: 19
Promotional material
Box: 8 Folder: 20
Writings, various authors, 1975

JOURNALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 8) JOURNALS: Comprises the largest amount of material in the collection. Prado's personal journals date from 1960 through 1999. Influenced by Jungian psychology, Prado has described journals an important tool for "nourishing" her writing. They record thoughts, experiences, and dreams, and sometimes include drawings, photographs, or ephemera. Some journals deal specifically with trips Prado took, or dreams and are typically handwritten.

This series is restricted. Patrons must obtain written permission from Holly Prado before viewing these journals.

Box: 9 Folder: 1
1960, 1960

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Box: 9 Folder: 2
1962, Acting with Jeff Corey

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Box: 9 Folder: 3-4
1964 - 1966

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Box: 9 Folder: 5
1966, English 140

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Box: 9 Folder: 6
1967

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Box: 9 Folder: 7-8
1972

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Box: 10 Folder: 1-9
1973 - 1977

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Box: 11 Folder: 1-8
1977 - 1978

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Box: 12 Folder: 1-10
1978 - 1979

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Box: 13 Folder: 1-10
1979 - 1981

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Box: 14 Folder: 1-10
1981 - 1982

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Box: 15 Folder: 1-11
1982 - 1983

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Box: 16 Folder: 1-12
1983 - 1984

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Box: 17 Folder: 1-11
1984 - 1985

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Box: 18 Folder: 1-12
1985 - 1986

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Box: 19 Folder: 1-12
1986 - 1987

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Box: 20 Folder: 1-13
1987 - 1988

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Box: 21 Folder: 1-14
1988 - 1989

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Box: 22 Folder: 1-13
1990 - 1991

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Box: 23 Folder: 1-14
1991 - 1992

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Box: 24 Folder: 1-15
1992 - 1993

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Box: 25 Folder: 1-17
1993 - 1995

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Box: 26 Folder: 1-17
1995 - 1997

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Box: 27 Folder: 1-18
1997 - 1998

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Box: 28A Folder: 1-7
1998 - 2000

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Box: 28A Folder: 8
Responses to reading journals, 1999

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WRITINGS BY OTHERS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 9) WRITINGS BY OTHERS: A small selection of material, chiefly short prose, by authors other than Prado on subjects of interest to her. Works of particular note in this series are essays written by students evaluating Prado's writing.

Box: 28B Folder: 1
Cooper, Dennis and Mark Watt. "It's a Small World: Los Angeles Poets," Gosh!, November 1978
Box: 28B Folder: 2
Cushing, Jimm. "L.A. Poets Drive Alone on Metaphysical Freeway," Reader (Los Angeles free weekly), June 10, 1983
Box: 28B Folder: 3
Davenport, Gary. "The Contemporary Novel of Sensibility," The Sewanee Review, Fall 1986
Box: 28B Folder: 4
Delp, Laurel. "The License to Write: L.A.'s Poets Start a New Tradition of Their Own," Los Angeles Herald Examiner, January 31, 1982
Box: 28B Folder: 5
Doubiago, Sharon. [review] Poetry Loves Poetry: An Anthology of Los Angeles Poets, edited by Bill Mohr. Electum Magazine, Fall/Winter 1987
Box: 28B Folder: 6
Hampl, Patricia. "A Woman's Journal: Where Public and Private Merge," Literata, April 21, 1975
Box: 28B Folder: 7
Koval, Amy. "Prado's 'Bread Worth Eating' Explains Process, Outcome of Self Satisfaction," New York Times, ca. 1990
Box: 28B Folder: 8
Margolis, Susan. "100 American Seducers on Their Craft and Sullen Art," Rolling Stone, August 16, 1973
Box: 28B Folder: 9
Nolan, Tom. "The Storytellers," Los Angeles (March 1987): 86-95
Box: 28B Folder: 10
Northup, Harry - Miscellaneous notes and poetry, 1977 - 1985
Box: 28B Folder: 11
Schwarz, John. "Everything at the Same Time", ca. 1980
Box: 28B Folder: 12
Zweig, Paul. "The Art of Poetry", undated
Box: 28B Folder: 13
On Hearing Holly Read Her Poem, undated
Box: 28B Folder: 14
Poems and broadsides - Miscellaneous, 1975 - 1989
Box: 28B Folder: 15
Student essays on Prado's work, 1991

MISCELLANEOUS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 10) MISCELLANEOUS: Includes material relating to a memorial service for poet Leland Hickman; a collection of newspaper clippings, correspondence and other material relating to a dispute between Los Angeles area poets and the Los Angeles Times Book Review, which led to an organized demonstration in 1988; an abstract photograph; a calendar; and miscellaneous publication announcements.

Oversize: FB-411-04
Davis, Marshall. The Rhythm Bridge - B&W photograph with inscription on reverse "For Holly Prado", 1980
Box: 28B Folder: 17
Hickman, Leland - Memorial service, August 3, 1991
Box: 28B Folder: 18
Los Angeles Times Book Review dispute, 1987 - 1989
Box: 28B Folder: 19
Publication announcements, 1971 - 1985
Oversize: FB-411-05
Whole Woman Calendar, 1978

Accession Processed in 2008

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 11) CORRESPONDENCE: Personal and private correspondece from 1988-2007. It includes letters with publishers, as well as personal correspondence that may also include professional comments.

Box: 29 Folder: 1
Ann, Maude, 2006
Box: 29 Folder: 2
Bartels, Sanora, 2006
Box: 29 Folder: 3
Daniels, Gannon, 2006
Box: 29 Folder: 4
Garcia, L. Alexandra, 2006
Box: 29 Folder: 5
Harris, John
Box: 29 Folder: 6
LA Writers Series, undated
Box: 29 Folder: 7
Lecrivain, Marie, 2006
Box: 29 Folder: 8
Mekler and Deahl Publishers, 1997
Box: 29 Folder: 9
Mohr, William, 2007
Box: 29 Folder: 10
S - Miscellaneous
Box: 29 Folder: 11
Samuel, Jean, 2006
Box: 29 Folder: 12
Stafford, William, 1999
Box: 29 Folder: 13
Taus, Roger, 2006
Box: 29 Folder: 14-16
Townsend, Alison, 1988 - 2006
Box: 29 Folder: 17
Zager, Ray, 2004
Box: 29 Folder: 18
Unidentified correspondents

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 12) WRITINGS: Consists chiefly of Prado's poetry collections as well as works published in other journals. It is arranged in four subseries: A) Poetry Collections, B) Prose, C) Works Within Journals, and D) Miscellaneous.

A) Poetry Collections: Collections of poems compiled under one title, including Prado's works American Poetry and Orpheus. The work spans from 1991 through 2003.

B) Prose: Essays and publishing information on Prado's novel Gardens, 1982 through 1987.

C) Works Within Journals: Prado's work in other publications, from 1973 through 2006.

D) Miscellaneous: Essays written by others on Prado's work and other unnamed writing projects.

Poetry Collections

American Poetry
American Food
Box: 29 Folder: 19
Drafts, 1996
Box: 29 Folder: 20
Selections for New Rivers Press & revisions, 1997
Box: 29 Folder: 21
"Copy to read from", August 1997
Box: 29 Folder: 22
Final draft, 1997
American Love
Box: 29 Folder: 23
Draft, 1996
Box: 30 Folder: 1
Final versions, 1996
Box: 30 Folder: 2
Poetry chapbook competition, 1996
Box: 30 Folder: 3-10
Parts 1-4, 1995 - 1997
Box: 31 Folder: 1
Part 5, 1995
Box: 31 Folder: 2
Original notebook with final drafts, 1994 - 1997
Box: 31 Folder: 3
Revisions, 2003
Box: 31 Folder: 4-9
For Harry, ca. 2001
Box: 31 Folder: 10
Greatest Hits, 1976-2000
Box: 31 Folder: 11
Horizon: For my Nebraska, 1997
Box: 31 Folder: 12
Luna's Poems, 1997
Orpheus
Box: 31 Folder: 13
Notes, 1990 - 1993
Box: 32 Folder: 1
Poems in progress, 1991 - 1992
Box: 32 Folder: 2
Unused drafts, 1993
Box: 32 Folder: 3-6
Drafts of finished poems, 1992 - 1993
Box: 32 Folder: 7-8
Blood Becomes Seed, 1992, 1994
Box: 32 Folder: 9
Introduction, 1994
Box: 33 Folder: 1
Philomene's class, UCLA, 1993
Box: 33 Folder: 2
Magazine submissions, 1993 - 1996
Box: 33 Folder: 3
Press submissions, 1995 - 1997
Box: 33 Folder: 4
Prayer Poems, undated

Prose

Gardens
Box: 33 Folder: 5
Correspondence, including manuscripts, 1982 - 1985
Box: 33 Folder: 6
Publishing documents and reviews, 1983 - 1987
Box: 33 Folder: 7
Green, 1994
Box: 33 Folder: 8
Marla, October 18, 2000
Box: 33 Folder: 9
Miscellaneous prose, 2000 - 2001
Box: 33 Folder: 10
Water on Mars, December 7, 2000
Box: 33 Folder: 11-12
Where Have I Been?, 1998 - 1999
Box: 34 Folder: 1
Widswarth, December 26, 1993

Works Within Journals

Box: 34 Folder: 2-4
Photocopies, 1973 - 2006
Box: 34 Folder: 5
Photocopies, undated

Miscellaneous

Box: 34 Folder: 6
Essays on Prado's These Mirrors Prove It, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2005
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Miscellaneous choices to work on, January 18, 1993

READINGS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 13) READINGS: Annotated materials used for live readings during the 1990s.

Box: 34 Folder: 8
American Poetry - American Food reading selections, 1996 - 1997
Box: 34 Folder: 9
Beyond Baroque, July 31, 1992
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Beyond Baroque - "Word Rituals", February 4, 1994

JOURNALS

Scope and Content of Series

SERIES 14) JOURNALS: Prado's personal journals from 1999 to 2004, titled by date span. The journals are typically handwritten and occasionally include drawings and clippings.

This series is restricted. Patrons must obtain written permission from Holly Prado before viewing these journals.

Box: 34 Folder: 11
1999, December - 2000, January

Restrictions Apply

Box: 35 Folder: 1-12
2000 - 2002

Restrictions Apply

Box: 36 Folder: 1-12
2002 - 2004

Restrictions Apply