Mark Salerno Papers, 1974-2009 (MSS 0780)

Restrictions: Collection includes one carton of unprocessed digital media. Original sound recordings are restricted; patrons may request listening copies.

Extent: 13 Linear feet (30 archives boxes, 1 map case folder, and 1 carton)

Papers of Mark Salerno (1956-), a Los Angeles-based poet and founding editor of ARSHILE: A Magazine of the Arts.

Mark Salerno was born in New York City in 1956 to Margaret Giannini and Louis Salerno. He attended Columbia University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1978 in English, and a Master of Arts in 1979 in English and Comparative Literature. He also holds an M.F.A. from Otis College of Art and Design where he studied with Norma Cole, Leslie Scalapino and Paul Vangelisti.

From 1993 to 1999, Salerno edited ARSHILE: A Magazine of the Arts, which was published biannually in Los Angeles by Salerno's 96 Tears Press. The magazine featured poetry, fiction, drama, essays, photography, original cover art, and reviews and interviews from both emerging and prominent writers. Salerno often contributed his own poetry and translations of Italian poets' work.

Salerno is the author of several books of poetry including: Entertainment Tonight; Hate by 96 Tears Press (1995); his chapbook For Revery by Duration Press (2000); Method by The Figures (2002) which was a finalist in the National Poetry Series; So One Could Have by Ren Hen Press (2004); Odalisque by Salt (2007); and Being Like This published by Beard of Bees (2009). His work has also appeared in numerous magazines, and he is the recipient of a Fund for Poetry award. In addition to writing and publishing, Salerno has taught creative writing and English classes since 1985 at various institutions such as Norton College in Los Angeles, Metropolitan College Boston University, Los Angeles Valley College Van Nuys, Pasadena City College, Glendale Community College, California College of Arts and Crafts Oakland, College of Alameda, OTIS College of Art & Design and Woodbury University.

Mark Salerno currently lives in Los Angeles.

Papers of Mark Salerno, a Los Angeles-based poet and founding editor of ARSHILE: A Magazine of the Arts. The papers include correspondence with friends, family members and colleagues, and drafts of his writings. Manuscript material includes Salerno's poems and poetry anthologies, radio plays, interviews, and essays. The collection also includes a small amount of drawings, photographs, ephemera and other materials chronicling Salerno's career.

Arranged in five series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS, 3) POETRY EVENTS, 4) MISCELLANEOUS, and 5) DIGITAL MEDIA.

ARSHILE Magazine Records. MSS 779. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Container List

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged in two subseries: A) Incoming Correspondence, and B) Outgoing Correspondence. Inclusive dates range from 1981 through 2007.

A) Incoming Correspondence: Handwritten and printed letters, cards and notes from friends, family members, colleagues and publishers. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

B) Outgoing Correspondence: Correspondence by Mark Salerno sent to friends, family members, and colleagues. The earlier material includes typescript drafts of his letters, while later correspondence is primarily printouts of email threads. These files were kept in the author's original chronological order.

Incoming Correspondence

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Almeida, Wendy, 1988-1993
Box: 1 Folder: 2
Bowker, R.R. (Books in Print), 1994-1998
Box: 1 Folder: 3-7
Brookner, Edward, 1988-2003
Box: 1 Folder: 8
The Cerulean Press (Blair H. Allen, editor), 1984-1989
Box: 1 Folder: 9
Crago, Gina, 1982-1993
Box: 2 Folder: 1-2
Crane, Richard, 1984-2003
Box: 2 Folder: 3
David, Marguerite H., 1982-1991
Box: 2 Folder: 4
Davis, Crystal E., 1984-1995
Box: 2 Folder: 5
Davis, Suzi, 1991
Box: 2 Folder: 6
Deluca, Carlo J., 1989-1990
Box: 2 Folder: 7
Dowling, Elizabeth, 1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder: 8
Elmslie, Kenward, 1998 January 8

Includes handmade birthday card from Elmslie to Salerno.

Box: 2 Folder: 9-11
Eritano, Candice (Candy), 1997-2000
Box: 2 Folder: 12
Giannini, Margaret (mother), 1982-1984
Box: 3 Folder: 1
Giannini, Margaret (mother), 1985-2007
Box: 3 Folder: 2
Gill, Jerry, 1989-2000
Box: 3 Folder: 3
Gomez, Mark and Maria, 1989-1994
Box: 3 Folder: 4-6
Gregory, Erna C., 1999-2007
Box: 3 Folder: 7
Griese, Todd, 1983-1984
Box: 3 Folder: 8
Harper, Kate Gale, 1992-1995
Box: 3 Folder: 9
Heaney, Janet, 1983
Box: 3 Folder: 10
Heaney, Jocelyn, 1988-1992
Box: 3 Folder: 11
Heaney, Sean Andrew, 1982-1984
Box: 4 Folder: 1-2
Heaney, Sean Andrew, 1982-1992

Includes poetry written by Sean Heaney for Mark Salerno.

Box: 4 Folder: 3
Hollo, Anselm, 2002

Includes dummy of "The Guys in the Little Room" by the Dozens Press.

Box: 4 Folder: 4
Kempton-Smith, Debbi, 2002-2003
Box: 4 Folder: 5
King, Jon, 1989
Box: 4 Folder: 6
Kitaj, R.B., 2000-2007
Box: 4 Folder: 7
Kludjian, Veronica Marie, 1983-1986
Box: 4 Folder: 8
Lally, Michael, 1992-2004
Box: 4 Folder: 9
Laskey, John, 1991-1995
Box: 4 Folder: 10
Leisure, Matt, 1983-2002
Box: 4 Folder: 11
Lichtle, Melissa, 1991-1992
Box: 4 Folder: 12
The Los Angeles Review (Mark E. Cull, Publisher), 1988-1989
Box: 4 Folder: 13
Mara, 1992
Box: 4 Folder: 14
McInerney, Kevin, 1983-2004
Box: 4 Folder: 15
McInnis, Michael (Primal Publishing), 1989-1992
Box: 4 Folder: 16
Milne, Kathleen, 1983-1995
Box: 4 Folder: 17-18
Mohr, Bill, 1985-2004

Includes printed drafts of Bill Mohr's poetry, some with handwritten notes.

Box: 5 Folder: 1
Opstedal, Kevin, 2002-2004

Includes Dummy of "Variable High Cloudiness" chapbook by Dozens Press.

Box: 5 Folder: 2
O'Sullivan, Francis (Frank) and Ann, 1982-1992
Box: 5 Folder: 3
Pettet, Simon, 2004
Box: 5 Folder: 4
Poole, Eileen, 1998
Box: 5 Folder: 5
Posey, Robert Stephen, 1982-2006
Box: 5 Folder: 6
Punch/Press (Robin Eckhardt, editor), 1988-1989
Box: 5 Folder: 7
Salerno, Justin, 1995-1999
Box: 5 Folder: 8
Salerno, Louis and Margaret Giannini (parents), 1977-1987
Box: 5 Folder: 9
Salerno, Louis J. II (brother), 1975-1993
Box: 5 Folder: 10
Salerno, Robert (brother), 1999 May 29
Box: 5 Folder: 11
Schwarz, Robin, 1992
Box: 5 Folder: 12
Smallenburg, Harry, 1990-1991
Box: 5 Folder: 13
Straus, Austin, 1983-1985
Box: 5 Folder: 14
Tierney, Anne, 1985-1992
Box: 5 Folder: 15
Tierney, Elizabeth (Lisa), 1982-2004
Box: 5 Folder: 16
Weekley, Richard (Editor of Vol. No), 1984
Box: 5 Folder: 17
Williams, Ted and Veronica Kludjian, 1982-1992
Box: 5 Folder: 18
Zavesky, John, 1991-2001
Box: 5 Folder: 19
Zollo, Leslie Diller, 1985-1998
Box: 5 Folder: 20
Zollo, Paul, 1997 January-April

Includes some promotional materials for Zollo's music group "The Ghosters."

Box: 6 Folder: 1-3
Zollo, Paul, 1985-2003

Includes some promotional materials for Zollo's music group "The Ghosters."

Box: 6 Folder: 4-5
Miscellaneous

Outgoing Correspondence

Box: 6 Folder: 6-8
1981 June-1986 August
Box: 7 Folder: 1-10
1986 September-1998 February

Includes correspondence with Borders Book and Music for a poetry reading event; the Library of Congress; and photograph of Allen Ginsberg and Ian Ayres.

Box: 8 Folder: 1-8
1998 March-2000 December
Box: 9 Folder: 1-8
2000 May-2002 November

Includes correspondence as editor of www.slope.org and OTIS reading.

Box: 10 Folder: 1-7
2002 October-2003 November
Box: 11 Folder: 1-7
2003 July-2004 September
Box: 12 Folder: 1-7
2004 October-2005 August
Box: 13 Folder: 1-2
2005 September-2007 August

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) WRITINGS. Arranged in four subseries: A) Poetry, B) Radio Plays, C) Essays, Reviews and Interviews, Etc., and D) Works by Others.

A) Poetry: Includes handwritten and typescript drafts of Mark Salerno's poems, drafts and proofs of his published books, chapbooks and poetry anthologies. Notable works include Being Like This, Entertainment Tonight, For Revery, Hate: A Book of Poems, Matters, Method, Odalisque, Paint it Black, So One Could Have and When I'm Gone. Arranged in alphabetical order by title.

B) Radio Plays: Includes typescript drafts of scripts Salerno wrote for Hollywood Entertainment Radio from 1983 through 1984. Arranged in alphabetical order by title.

C) Essays, Reviews and Interviews, Etc.: This subseries includes Salerno's handwritten notes on various ideas and themes; drafts of essays and other critical works; Salerno's English translation from the Italian of "The Buried Port" by Giuseppe Ungarretti; and the author's publication files, including his poetry submissions and acceptance and rejection letters. It also includes some interview materials, such as transcripts, audiocassette recordings and a written interview by Mark Salerno of Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde; and a few recorded radio interviews of Salerno wherein he discusses his poetry and the founding of ARSHILE: A Magazine of the Arts. Arranged in alphabetical order.

D) Works by Others: Includes writings by Dore Ashton, an excerpt from John Laskey's The Monster, a novel; Paul Zollo's radio plays with Mark Salerno's notes; and other materials.

Poetry

Box: 13 Folder: 3
14 Lines + 1 for Marguerite, 1984 December 18
Box: 13 Folder: 4
14 Lines + 1 (for Marguerite): A Sequel, 1990 June 6
Box: 13 Folder: 5
1915 to 1945, 1984 February 25-26
Box: 13 Folder: 6
Account Summary, 1986 December 30
Box: 13 Folder: 7
The Actor -- for Bob Gill, 1991 February 22
Box: 13 Folder: 8
Advice Haiku, 1987 January 14
Box: 13 Folder: 9
Afternoon Song, 1990 March 11
Box: 13 Folder: 10
All Days, 1991 March 18
Box: 13 Folder: 11
Always Open, 1987 January 14
Box: 13 Folder: 12
American-Standard, 1991 April 4
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An Alba, 1987 February 18
Box: 13 Folder: 14
Another Quandary, 1990 September 12
Box: 13 Folder: 15
Anybody's Guess, 1990 April 16
Box: 13 Folder: 16
Anyone Somehow Burning, 1987 March 2
Box: 13 Folder: 17
The Arbitrary is Merely Terrifying, 1990 May 4
Box: 13 Folder: 18
Are There Any Questions, 1990 February 20

Originally titled "Small's Paradise."

Box: 13 Folder: 19
Arthur Rimband Has A Vision, 1986 October 29
Box: 13 Folder: 20
As If, 1990 October 17
Box: 13 Folder: 21
Assessment, 1990 October 31
Box: 13 Folder: 22
Assignment in Two Parts, 1991 March 1
Box: 13 Folder: 23
Atlantic City, undated
Box: 13 Folder: 24
Autobiography at 26, and The Persistence of Memory (III)
Box: 13 Folder: 25
Because There Was One One Time, 1991 February 19
Box: 13 Folder: 26-27
Being Like This, 2009

An anthology published by Beard of Bees.

Box: 13 Folder: 28
Best Regards, 1990 May 14
Box: 13 Folder: 29
Best Wishes, undated
Box: 13 Folder: 30
Boston Moon Ode, undated
Box: 13 Folder: 31
Boulder, undated
Box: 13 Folder: 32
Boy Meets Girl, 1991 April 19
Box: 13 Folder: 33
Bronx Cheer, 1990 April 2
Box: 13 Folder: 34
The Bureau of Control, 1990 October 7
Box: 13 Folder: 35
Calendar, 1987 January 7, 8
Box: 13 Folder: 36
Calligrammes for Valentine's Day, 1987 February 12
Box: 13 Folder: 37
Calling All Cars, 1984 December 18
Box: 13 Folder: 38
Canada Dry, 1985
Box: 13 Folder: 39
Cavano, undated
Box: 13 Folder: 40
Check, 1990 October 19
Box: 13 Folder: 41
Core Curricula, 1990 April 9
Box: 13 Folder: 42
Credo, 1983 July 7, Septeber 27
Box: 13 Folder: 43
Cubby Selby, 1991 March 26
Box: 13 Folder: 44
Cynical, 1985 January 23-24
Box: 13 Folder: 45
The Darkest Month, undated
Box: 13 Folder: 46
Day After Thanksgiving, 1990 November 22
Box: 13 Folder: 47
Dear Richard, 1987 February 14
Box: 14 Folder: 1
Discouraging News, 1990 November 24-28
Box: 14 Folder: 2
Domestic Life (Some Perils Therein), 1985 January 16
Box: 14 Folder: 3
Done For, 1987 March 31
Box: 14 Folder: 4
Don't Make Me Laugh, 1989 June 21
Box: 14 Folder: 5
Door to the River, 1989 June 26
Box: 14 Folder: 6
Double Sonnet -- for, but not to, Sean Heaney, undated
Box: 14 Folder: 7
E.A.T. and R.S.P. Suite: Three Sonnets, 1987 February 11
Box: 14 Folder: 8
Elegy, 1989 February 17
Box: 14 Folder: 9
End of the Century, 1990 April 13
Box: 14 Folder: 10-13
Entertainment Tonight, 1991
Box: 14 Folder: 14
Epithalamium, Or The Prophet -- to Paul and Leslie Zollo, 1988 December 16
Box: 14 Folder: 15
Even the Light, 1990 October 17
Box: 14 Folder: 16
Everything -- for Melissa, 1991 April 15
Box: 14 Folder: 17
Final Cut, 1990 November 10
Box: 14 Folder: 18-20
For Revery, 2000

A chapbook published by Duration Press.

Box: 15 Folder: 1-2
For Revery, 2000
Box: 15 Folder: 3
Forget About It, 1990 October-November
Box: 15 Folder: 4
Forgetting Rita, 1981
Box: 15 Folder: 5
Frank O'Hara and Joel Oppenheimer are Dead, 1989 June 23
Box: 15 Folder: 6
From a French Text, 1987 January 27
Box: 15 Folder: 7
Funny Business, 1990 February 20
Box: 15 Folder: 8
General Advice (Ten Things), 1990 November 7
Box: 15 Folder: 9
Get Lucky, 1990 November 17
Box: 15 Folder: 10
Glad You Asked, 1989 June 22
Box: 15 Folder: 11
Gone Camping with Ted Williams, undated
Box: 15 Folder: 12
Good-Bye and Hello, 1989 June 23
Box: 15 Folder: 13
Good-Bye Porkpie Hat, 1991 March 28
Box: 15 Folder: 14
The Good-Bye Sonnet, 1987 March 6
Box: 15 Folder: 15
The Gratitude, 1985 January 8
Box: 15 Folder: 16
Greenwich Mean Time, 1990 February 15
Box: 15 Folder: 17-18
Grief #1, 2002 May 16-2005 January 11
Box: 15 Folder: 19
Haiku, undated
Box: 15 Folder: 20
Haiku: Winter, 1986 December 9
Box: 15 Folder: 21
Hands, 1990 May 3
Box: 15 Folder: 22
Hands Up, 1989 July 7
Box: 15 Folder: 23
Happy Motoring, undated
Box: 15 Folder: 24
Hard to Please, 1990 April 17
Box: 15 Folder: 25-28
Hate: A Book of Poems, 1994, 1995
Box: 16 Folder: 1-8
Hate: A Book of Poems, 1994, 1995

Includes correspondence regarding publication of book.

Box: 17 Folder: 1-2
Hate: A Book of Poems, 1994-1996

Includes cover art and reviews.

Oversize: MC-040-06
Hate: A Book of Poems display board, 1994
Box: 17 Folder: 3
He Never Thought, 1990 November 10
Box: 17 Folder: 4
Head Arrangement, 1990 February 16
Box: 17 Folder: 5
Heads or Tales, 1990 March 28
Box: 17 Folder: 6
Heart Haiku, 1987 February 24
Box: 17 Folder: 7
A Heart-Shaped Box, 1987 February 2
Box: 17 Folder: 8
Hearts and Flowers, 1990 May 7
Box: 17 Folder: 9
Hello to Her Hello, 1990 May 21
Box: 17 Folder: 10
Hermeneutics, 1990 November 17
Box: 17 Folder: 11
His Premise Is, 1987 January 22
Box: 17 Folder: 12
A History of Love, 1991 February 27
Box: 17 Folder: 13
Hollywood & Cahuenga, 1983, 1991 February 18
Box: 17 Folder: 14
If It Were True, 1984 November 28-29
Box: 17 Folder: 15
If It Were True; Take a Note, undated

From Famous Last Words.

Box: 17 Folder: 16
In Any Case, 1990 March 29
Box: 17 Folder: 17
In Dutch, 1990 November 5
Box: 17 Folder: 18
In Memoriam a Suicide -- #2, undated
Box: 17 Folder: 19
In Memoriam: Locvizza, 30 September 1910, 1984 July 12
Box: 17 Folder: 20
In My Solitude, 1990 October 29
Box: 17 Folder: 21
In the History of Bop, undated
Box: 17 Folder: 22
Instead of Saying, 1987 April 3
Box: 17 Folder: 23
Intentional Fallacy, undated
Box: 17 Folder: 24
It is Five-Fifteen A.M., 1987 January 28

Originally titled "When Leaves are Blowing."

Box: 17 Folder: 25
It Must Have Been Lousy, 1991 April 16
Box: 17 Folder: 26
It Takes Around 10 Years, 1990 April 19
Box: 17 Folder: 27
It Was A Mistake, Honest, 1982 August
Box: 17 Folder: 28
It's All, 1990 October 31
Box: 17 Folder: 29
A Japanese Hat, 1990 June 18
Box: 17 Folder: 30
Juilianne, 1983 May 17, 24
Box: 17 Folder: 31-32
June Street, 1990
Box: 17 Folder: 33
Last Sonnet, 1990 May 18
Box: 17 Folder: 34
Late Morning Sky, 1991 April 18
Box: 17 Folder: 35
Latin Imitation, 1991 January 30
Box: 17 Folder: 36
Le Beau Monde et Le Poete, 1983 July 28
Box: 17 Folder: 37
Letter to Heaney, 1983 May 27
Box: 17 Folder: 38
A Letter to My Love, 1984 November 1
Box: 17 Folder: 39
Lexicon, undated
Box: 17 Folder: 40
A Life, 1987 June 15
Box: 17 Folder: 41
Life Not Death, 1987 February 16
Box: 17 Folder: 42
Lights Out, 2006 December
Box: 17 Folder: 43
Line Drive, 1990 May 10

Originally titled "The Art of Our Necessities is Strange."

Box: 17 Folder: 44
Love Made Me So, 1983 October 5
Box: 17 Folder: 45
Love or Something, 1991 March 20
Box: 17 Folder: 46
Love Poem -- for Joel Oppenheimer, 1990 May 15
Box: 17 Folder: 47
Love Troubles, 1990 September 12
Box: 17 Folder: 48
Lucy in the Sky, 1990 May 23
Box: 17 Folder: 49
Manifesto: Ten Things, undated
Box: 17 Folder: 50
Mark Rothko, 1990 October 19

Originally titled "Red Over Dark Blue on Dark Grey, 1961."

Box: 17 Folder: 51-52
Matters, 2002
Box: 18 Folder: 1-8
Matters, 2001-2003

Published by Second Best Bed Press. Includes correspondence regarding publication of book.

Box: 18 Folder: 8
Maybe It's Christmas in New York, 1983 December, 1987 January 9
Box: 18 Folder: 9
Mayday, 1990 May 30
Box: 18 Folder: 10-11
Melissa; Melissa (What You Need to Know About Her), 1991 March-April
Box: 18 Folder: 12
The Memory of Location, 1986 November 18
Box: 18 Folder: 13-14
Memory Piece #5 and # 6, undated
Box: 18 Folder: 15
Message To You, Night Song, and Duplicate Is A Word, 1989
Box: 18 Folder: 16-17
Method, 2001, 2002

An anthology published by The Figures Press, includes advertising in The Poetry Project.

Box: 18 Folder: 18
Misery: for Stephen Posey, 1990 May 2

Includes advertising for book.

Box: 18 Folder: 19
A Modernist Aesthetics Manifesto, 1983 September 28
Box: 18 Folder: 20
Monday Through Saturday, 1987 January 23

Originally titled "Warming Up a Riff."

Box: 18 Folder: 21
Morning
Box: 18 Folder: 22
Morning Song, 1987 March 13
Box: 18 Folder: 23
The Motto of Denny's is Not "We Never Close" -- for R.S.P., 1990 October 25
Box: 18 Folder: 24
The Murial of the Lead
Box: 18 Folder: 25
New and Selected, 1987 January 30
Box: 18 Folder: 26
New Life (11 lines), 1991 March 15
Box: 18 Folder: 27
Night Scene, 1984 November 10
Box: 18 Folder: 28
Nine Poems, 1988

Some poems have appeared in Fine Madness and Impetus, or have been published by the Punch/Press.

Box: 19 Folder: 1-6
Not These Days, 1985
Box: 19 Folder: 7
Notation, 1990 June 8
Box: 19 Folder: 8-9
Novice Birder Speaking, 1990 May 1, 1991 March 4
Box: 19 Folder: 10
Now as These Days Go By, 1990 October 19
Box: 19 Folder: 11-12
Now's the Time, 1989
Box: 19 Folder: 13
October, 1990 October 16
Box: 19 Folder: 14-17
Odalisque, 2007

An anthology published by Salt Publishing.

Box: 20 Folder: 1-4
Odalisque, 2002-2009

Includes correspondence regarding publication of book and reviews.

Box: 20 Folder: 5
Old Style Poem, 1987 January 16
Box: 20 Folder: 6
On a Theme from Thomas Wyatt, 1991 March 1
Box: 20 Folder: 7
One for Creely, 1990 October 19
Box: 20 Folder: 8
Our Ontology
Box: 20 Folder: 9-13
Paint it Black, 1997-2005

Drafts with handwritten notes.

Box: 21 Folder: 1-9
Paint it Black, 1997-1998

Includes correspondence regarding publication of book.

Box: 22 Folder: 1-7
Paint it Black, 1998 February-2003 June

Includes correspondence regarding publication of book.

Box: 23 Folder: 1-2
Paint it Black, 1997-2004

Includes correspondence regarding publication of book and responses.

Box: 23 Folder: 3
Past Suite: Four Sonnets, 1987 March 3
Box: 23 Folder: 4
Pat Walsh, Cavano, and Haiku
Box: 23 Folder: 5
People Just Aren't, for Bukowski, 1994 March 10
Box: 23 Folder: 6
Perils of Metaphor, 1991 April 11
Box: 23 Folder: 7
The Persistence of Memory
Box: 23 Folder: 8
Philosophical Dualism Does Not Win the West -- for Posey Ferguson, maybe, 1991 February 28
Box: 23 Folder: 9
Philosophy: A Fragment, 1990 May 16
Box: 23 Folder: 10
The Photograph, 1991 February 15
Box: 23 Folder: 11
Pick a Card, 1985 January 22
Box: 23 Folder: 12
Pick a Color, 1987 February 17
Box: 23 Folder: 13
Piece of Cake, 1987 February 24
Box: 23 Folder: 14
Pleasant Dreams
Box: 23 Folder: 15
Poem, 1990 May 9
Box: 23 Folder: 16
Poetry, 1991 April 18
Box: 23 Folder: 17
Postcard Home -- for Bob Gill, 1987 January 13
Box: 23 Folder: 18
Prayer: Moonlight on Glimmerglass
Box: 23 Folder: 19
Promise to Heaney, 1982 August
Box: 23 Folder: 20
Pursuit of Happiness, 1990 November 23
Box: 23 Folder: 21
Quatrains, 1990 October 25-29
Box: 23 Folder: 22
Rationale -- for Melissa, 1991 May 6
Box: 23 Folder: 23
The Real Valentine's Day Poem, 1987 February 3
Box: 23 Folder: 24
Red Wagon
Box: 23 Folder: 25
Registration, 1990 October 22
Box: 23 Folder: 26
Relaxin' at Camarillo
Box: 23 Folder: 27
The Return of Art Pepper, 1990 February 12-15
Box: 23 Folder: 28
Ringing the Changes, 1990 April 11
Box: 23 Folder: 29
Roman Catholic Italo-American Zen Buddhist Blues, 1983 November 15
Box: 23 Folder: 30-31
Rondeau, 1991 February 20-21
Box: 23 Folder: 32-37
Ruthless, 1992-1995
Box: 24 Folder: 1-2
Ruthless
Box: 24 Folder: 3
The Same, But Different, 1990 October 8
Box: 24 Folder: 4
Same Old, 1990 October 31
Box: 24 Folder: 5
Say it Isn't So, 1990 May 9-10
Box: 24 Folder: 6
Seven Times Two, 1987 February 10

Originally titled "Seven Five Two."

Box: 24 Folder: 7
She Is, 1987 February 4
Box: 24 Folder: 8
She Wants to Hear "The Man I Love", 1990 April 23
Box: 24 Folder: 9
Short Orders, 1990 October 31
Box: 24 Folder: 10
The Silence of Animals, 1985 (Valetine's Day) February 14
Box: 24 Folder: 11
Six Two and Even, 1989 June 29
Box: 24 Folder: 10-13
Sixteen Love Sonnets, 1987
Box: 24 Folder: 14
Sketch, 1983 July 18
Box: 24 Folder: 15
A Sketch in Winter, 1990 March 27
Box: 24 Folder: 16
Snap-On, 1987 February 25
Box: 24 Folder: 17-19
So One Could Have, 2003-2004

An anthology published by Ren Hen Press, includes correspondence regarding publication of book and reviews.

Box: 24 Folder: 20
So Then, 1991 April 25
Box: 24 Folder: 21
Some Valentine, 1991 February 14
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Sonnet, 1984 July 28
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Sonnet: Atlantic City, 1983 August 24, 27
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Sonnet and Coda
Box: 24 Folder: 25
Sonnet for Ed, 1989 February 28
Box: 24 Folder: 26
Sonnet for the Do-It-Yourself-ers
Box: 24 Folder: 27
Sonnet from Memory, 1984 January 25
Box: 24 Folder: 28
Sonnet: Paris List
Box: 24 Folder: 29
Sonnet: To Lisa, 1983 July 25, August 27
Box: 24 Folder: 30
Souvenir, 1989 May 11
Box: 24 Folder: 31
Standard Light, 1990 October 5

Originally titled "Standard Time."

Box: 24 Folder: 32
Stephanie, 1990 September 7

Originally titled "Why I Hate You, for Stephanie."

Box: 24 Folder: 33
Stiff Upper Lip, 1990 April 12
Box: 24 Folder: 34
Still Checking Will You Hold, 1991 March 16
Box: 24 Folder: 35
Street of Dreams, 1990 February 27
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Strictly According to Hogle, 1987 February 27
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Sunday, 1990 November 18
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Sure Thing, 1990 September 14
Box: 24 Folder: 39
Susan
Box: 24 Folder: 40
Take Five, 1987 March 5
Box: 24 Folder: 41
Taking It From the Top, 1984 December 13-14, 17
Box: 25 Folder: 1
Talking to You When You're Not Even Here, 1991 April 24
Box: 25 Folder: 2
Ten in Nine, 1990 May 17
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Testing One Two Three, 1987 January 2
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Testing the Gauges, 1990 October 19
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They Come Back, 1987 February 23
Box: 25 Folder: 6
They Think…, 1983 November/December
Box: 25 Folder: 7
Things I Do Every Day in Fountain Valley, 1982
Box: 25 Folder: 8
Thinking it Over at the Newstand, undated
Box: 25 Folder: 9
Thinking of Ted, 1989 July 17
Box: 25 Folder: 10
Three Etudes for W.C.W., 1990 February 26
Box: 25 Folder: 11
Ticker Tape on Pier 52, 1989 June 28
Box: 25 Folder: 12
Time is on My Side (Yes it Is), 1987 February 13
Box: 25 Folder: 13-14
Time. Love. Money., 1991
Box: 25 Folder: 15
The Time of the Fire, 1990 May 21
Box: 25 Folder: 16
Time's Up, 1990 October 19
Box: 25 Folder: 17
To Bill Mohr, 1987 January 5-6, 7
Box: 25 Folder: 18
To Leslie Diller, 1984 November 12
Box: 25 Folder: 19
Tom's #5, 1991 February 18
Box: 25 Folder: 20
The Treachery of Images
Box: 25 Folder: 21-23
Troubadour, 1987
Box: 25 Folder: 24
Try to See it My Way, 1990 February 23
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Two Sketches for Sean Heaney, 1986 October 24
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Under It All, 1984 November 14
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Une Femme, 1983 November 15
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Untitled XXVIII; An End of Sonnets, undated

In Famous Last Words.

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Untitled XXX, 1989 July 11
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Untitled XXXI (Abstract Sonnet), 1990 April 27-30
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The Usual, 1984 November 9
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Vanitas, 1981 August 7
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Vinegar, Red Pepper and Salt, 1991 February 27
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Was I Not There, undated
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Weeks, 1991 April 23
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Were the World, 1985 January 9
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What Are You Doing Now, 1987 January 22
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What Are Those Lights on the Moon -- after Joel Oppenheimer, 1987 January 20
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What I Remember, 1982 August 29, September 20
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What People Said, 1982 August
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What We Think People Will Think of Us, 1990 February 22
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What You Do, 1990 November 2
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What's Your Story - Broadside, undated
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When I'm Gone, 1987 January 21
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When I'm Gone, 1987

Drafts of poetry anthology.

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When I'm Gone, 1987

Drafts of poetry anthology.

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Which is Equal To, 1986 December 29
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Who Are You Kidding, 1991 April 22
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Who Can Tell, 1991 April 18
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Who Feels Unless He Clutches, 1987 January 12
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Why Aren't We Laughing, 1986 October 30, 1985 Febuary
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Wishing, 1987 January 29
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With Kathy in Tuscany, 1977, 1982 November
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Yonkers in January, 1989 June 27
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You Are Entitled to Receive a Complimentary Gift (for Tony Campisi), 1991 April 5-8
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You Are My Heart's Bouquet
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You Know, 1990 October 8
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You Were Thinking of Bronx Roofs, 1986 December 31
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Young Girls in the Sixties, 1991 April 17
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Miscellaneous poems, 2000, undated
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Manuscript draft of poems sent to Ted Berrigan, includes Berrigan's comments, 1982 July 25

Radio Plays

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Albert Schweitzer, 1983 December 29
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Alfred Nobel, 1983 December 27
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A Biography of John Wayne, ca. 1983-1984
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, ca. 1983-1984
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The Consumer Price Index, ca. 1983-1984
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The Emperor's New Clothes, ca. 1983-1984
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A Grimm Sampler, ca. 1983-1984
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Here's A, B and C, ca. 1983-1984
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How Running Can Change Your Life, 1983 December 29
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Hypnosis, ca. 1983-1984
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Judas--Betrayer of Christ, ca. 1983-1984
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Macrobiotics: The Oriental Way to Good Health, 1983 December 13
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Polo: The Aristocrat of International Sport, 1983 December 28
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The Psalms, 1983 December 20
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The Real Princess, ca. 1983-1984
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Remodeling [House], 1983 December 14
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The Stock Market Crash of 1929, ca. 1983-1984
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Stonewall Jackson's Victories in Virginia, ca. 1983-1984
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Trolling the Fresh Water Lakes For Bears, ca. 1983-1984
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Visiting San Francisco, ca. 1983-1984
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What You Should Know About House Painting, ca. 1983-1984
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When Television Was Live, ca. 1983-1984
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Winning at Baccarat, ca. 1983-1984

Essays, Reviews and Interviews, Etc.

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Acceptance letters, 1987-1989
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Dream notes, 1982-1984
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Desk notes, Van Nuys, 1984
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Mark's Opera, undated

Handwritten [partial ?] draft.

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Napolitano, Johnette - Interview for Song Talk, 1995-1996

Includes interview transcripts, correspondence, and article.

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Napolitano, Johnette - Interview recordings, 1995

Audiocassette recordings of Mark Salerno's interviews with singer-songwriter Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde.

Restrictions Apply

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Nature, Culture, and the West, A Journal - Essay draft, 2002 September-December
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Notes for "June Street", ca. 1992
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Notes from The New American Poetry and Painting, undated
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Notes, 1998
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Notes and synopses for movie script
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Notes for movie script
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Notes, various
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Notes for poetry
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Papers/essays for Beginning Fiction, The New School, 1980
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Poetics Statement for Tripwire, undated

Includes correspondence with Yedda Morrison and David Buuck for Tripwire.

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Poetry submissions, 1986-1993

Includes correspondence.

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Printing and publication, 2002

Includes correspondence.

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Rejection letters, 1986-1989
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Speech, Dennis Catrell's retirement party, 1999 May 21
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Statement for Paul Vangelisti's "History" issue of Ribot, 1997
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Untitled Story, undated
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Titles and publication data of Mark Salerno's poetry, 1992 August 2
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Translation by Salerno of "The Buried Port" by Giuseppe Ungarretti, 2001
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Various interviews with Mark Salerno, 1995, 2001

Four audiocassettes of KPFK Poetry Show and Sound Exchange; KSCA - FM 101.9.

Restrictions Apply

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Words for Music: A Novel - Draft pages of synopses

Works by Others

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The Alternative Press (Ken Mikolowski), 1990-1995

Includes fine press broadsides.

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Ashton, Dore, ca. 1992

Includes "Some Perplexed Ideas at the End of the Century."

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Cohen, Ira, 1981-1988

Includes Ira Cohen's art postcards printed by Archetypal Images.

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Laskey, John - Excerpt from The Monster
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Zollo, Paul - Radio play drafts with corrections
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Unknown author, "What I Want in a Man", undated

Written for Mark Salerno [?].

POETRY EVENTS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) POETRY EVENTS: Documentation from Salerno's poetry readings, book signings and related events primarily in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. Materials include promotional ephemera such posters, pamphlets and flyers of the events, as well as related correspondence. Some notable events include: a book signing at Cody's Books in Berkeley for Mark Salerno and John Laskey; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) event for Carl Rakosi and Mark Salerno; the National Academy of Songwriters Salute to the American Songwriter; reading at The Poetry Project; and the Robert Creeley Memorial in Hollywood. Material range in date from 1982-2000.

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Beyond Baroque poetry reading, 2000 May 6
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The First Annual Conference of the College of Neglected Science (CONS), 1997 May 2-3
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Flyers for book signing at Cody's Books in Berkeley - Mark Salerno and John Laskey, 1996 April 10
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Flyer for Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Carl Rakosi and Mark Salerno, 1998 January 23
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Poetry small press flyers and advertisements
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National Academy of Songwriters, Salute to the American Songwriter, 1991 December 12
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Photographs - Mark Salerno Poetry events, 1982-2002
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Poetry project posters
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Flyers for poetry events, readings, and book signings, 1983-1996
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Poetry readings at Boston Playwrights Theatre and Barnes and Nobel Bookstore, 1994, 1995
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Poetry reading at Butler/Gabriel Books, 1992 September 11
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Reading at The Poetry Project - Flyers by Joe Brainard
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Robert Creeley Memorial in Hollywood, 2005
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Writers on Site Program, Poets & Writers Inc., 1997
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The Writer's Voice poetry workshop and reading by Mark Salerno, 1996 February

MISCELLANEOUS

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Academic/fiscal planner, 1982-1984
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Writer of the Year Award, Boston University, 1988
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Columbia University Dept. of English and Comparative Literature award letter for Master of Arts, 1979 August 1
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Course proposals, ca. 1991
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Cuban art and literary small presses - Flyers and ephemera, 1993-1997
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Curriculum vitae, ca. 1991
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Loyola Dramatics Society "A Midsummer Night's Dream" program, 1974 April 18-19

Mark Salerno played Lysander in this performance.

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OTIS College of Art and Design - Graduate writing program course description and correspondence, 2001
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Photographs of Mark Salerno

Includes photographs of Hollywood poetry reading, Joanne Kyger.

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Reviews, The New Review of Literature
Oversize: MC-040-06
Watercolor portraits of Mark Salerno by Don Bachardy, 1998

DIGITAL MEDIA

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) DIGITAL MEDIA: Unprocessed digital media, consisting of one carton of diskettes, zip disks, and CD-ROMs. Files appear to be primarily drafts of writings, by Salerno and others.

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