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Guide to the Angel Hair Archive
1965-1973
 MSS 4 MSS.004

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Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Angel Hair Books (New York, N.Y.)
Title: Angel Hair Archive
Dates [inclusive]: 1965-1973
Abstract: Angel Hair was a small avant-garde poetry magazine. The  Angel HairArchive is a collection of correspondence written to the editors, Anne Waldman and Lewis Warsh, and includes manuscripts, and issues of  Angel Hair.
Quantity: 3.5 Linear Feet (7 Boxes)
Call Phrase: MSS.004

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Historical/Biographical Note:

Angel Hair magazine and publishing was led by poets and writers, Anne Waldman and Lewis Warsh from the mid-1960's through the mid-1970's. Anne Waldman has published over thirty books and pamphlets of poetry, including: 'Fast Speaking Woman,' 'Helping the Dreamer: New & Selected Poems,' and 'Makeup on Empty Space.' Coincident with her work on  Angel Hair, She was Director of the Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, and together with Allen Ginsberg, co-founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she still teaches writing. Lewis Warsh has published two novels: 'Agnes & Sally' and 'A Free Man,' short stories, and numerous books of poetry. He also co-founded United Artists Books.  Angel Hairwas first run from their apartment on St. Marks Place in Manhattan where Waldman and Warsh mixed with many literati as well as artists and musicians of the time. Contributors to the magazine included a wide range of poets: Clark Coolidge, Alice Notley, Hannah Weiner, Tom Clark, Bernadette Mayer, Kenward Elmslie, Robert Creeley, Joanne Kyger, Ted Greenwald, Lorenzo Thomas, John Wieners, Joe Brainard, Ron Padgett among many others. Eventually  Angel Hair left New York and began publishing books, and Warsh and Waldman amicably went their separate ways. In its years of operation, Angel Hair was a very long-lived and influential publisher on the small press scene. An anthology: 'Angel Hair Sleeps with a Boy in my Head: The Angel Hair Anthology' was published by Granary books (2001).

Sources:

  • 'Angel Hair Sleeps with a Boy in my Head: the Angel Hair Anthology' [summary]. New York: Granary Books, 29 Sept. 2002 [http://www.granarybooks.com/books/angel_hair/angel_hair1.html].
  • Waldman, Anne. 'Angel Hair feature: Introduction'. Jacket-6, 4 Dec. 2002. 7 Jan. 2003 [http://jacketmagazine.com/16/ah1-wald.html].

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Scope and Content Note

The Angel Hair Archive is a collection of correspondence submitted to its editors, Anne Waldman and Lewis Warsh, from 1965 to 1973. The collection includes manuscripts, issues 1-6 of  Angel Hair, and original manuscripts of 'Bun.' Collection highlights include letters written by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jasper Johns, Paul Blackburn, Robert Bly, Sam Shepard, Gerard Malanga, John Giorno, Allen Ginsberg, and Richard Brautigan.

SERIES DESCRIPTION

Series I: Correspondence: contains 6 boxes of correspondence to the editors, Anne Waldman and Lewis Warsh. Noted correspondents include: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jasper Johns, Paul Blackburn, Robert Bly, Sam Shepard, Gerard Malanga, John Giorno, Allen Ginsberg, and Richard Brautigan. Included in series I (box 1, folder 1) is the 'Archive List' which includes descriptions of each item in the collection but also a brief bio of each writer in the collection.

Series II: Production files: contains 1 box of production files, including catalogues, a galley proof, manuscripts, mockups and issues 1-6 of Angel Hair, and original manuscripts of Bun.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject/author and then chronologically.

The files are grouped into two series.

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Correspondence
  2. Series II: Productions Files and Publications

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Johns, Jasper, 1930-
  • Warsh, Lewis
  • Malanga, Gerard
  • Shepard, Sam, 1943-
  • Waldman, Anne, 1945-
  • Bly, Robert
  • Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
  • Brautigan, Richard.
  • Giorno, John
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
  • Blackburn, Paul

Document Type

  • Correspondence
  • Galley proofs.
  • Little magazines.
  • Magazines (Periodicals)
  • Scripts (documents)
  • Manuscripts for publication.

Subject Topics

  • American poetry |y 20th century.
  • American fiction -- 20th century
  • Literature, Experimental
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
  • Small presses -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Authors, American -- 20th century
  • Poets, American -- 20th century

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Materials are open without restrictions. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Use Restrictions

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); The  Angel HairArchive; MSS 004; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections
, New York University Libraries.

Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

Provenance

The Angel Hair Archive was purchased from Serendipity Books in March 1972.

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Container List

Series I: Correspondence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence:
Archive List

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Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence:
Archive Purchase from Serendipity Books

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Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence:
Abbott, Keith
Abrams, Sam
Adam, Helen

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Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence:
Allen, Donald
Amram, David
Anderson, Terry

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Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence:
Anderson, Jack
Ardery, Peter
Plimpton, Jack
Ashbery, John

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Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence:
Awards and Grants

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Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence:
Bathurst, Bill
Belies, Sinclair
Benedikt, Michael

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Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence:
Benjamin, Jerry
Bergé, Carol

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Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence:
Berkson, William

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Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence:
Berkson, William

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Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence:
Berkson, William

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Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence:
Berkson, William

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Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence:
Berkson, William

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Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence:
Berkson, William

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Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence:
Berrigan, Ted

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Box: 1 Folder : 16 Correspondence:
Blackburn, Paul
Bland, Peter
Bly, Robert

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Box: 1 Folder : 17 Correspondence:
Bookstores

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Box: 1 Folder : 18 Correspondence:
Borregard, Ebbe

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Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence:
Brainard, Joe

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Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence:
Brainard, Joe

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Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence:
Brautigan, Richard

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Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence:
Brodey, Jim

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Box: 2 Folder : 5 Manuscript:
Brodey, Jim

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Box: 2 Folder : 6 Correspondence:
Brownstein, Michael
Bunage, Katherine
Burckhardt, Rudy

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Box: 2 Folder : 7 Correspondence:
Business
Contracts

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Box: 2 Folder : 8 Correspondence:
Carey, Steve
Carroll, James
Carroll, Paul

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Box: 2 Folder : 9 Correspondence:
Catheart, Adrian
Ceravolo, Joseph
Cerf, Christopher

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Box: 2 Folder : 10 Correspondence:
Charters, Samuel
Chiarello, Gail

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Box: 2 Folder : 11 Correspondence:
Clark, Tom

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Box: 2 Folder : 12 Correspondence:
Clark, Tom

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Box: 2 Folder : 13 Correspondence:
Clark, Tom

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Box: 2 Folder : 14 Correspondence:
Clarke, Jack
Codrescu, Andrei
Cohen, Robert

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Box: 2 Folder : 15 Correspondence:
Cohen, Scott
Coleman, Victor
Collom, Jack

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Box: 2 Folder : 16 Correspondence:
Coolidge, Clark

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Box: 2 Folder : 17 Manuscript:
Coolidge, Clark

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Box: 3 Folder : 1 Correspondence:
Cott, Jonathan

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Box: 3 Folder : 2 Correspondence:
Crabtree, Lee
Creeley, Robert
Crozier, Andrew

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Box: 3 Folder : 3 Correspondence:
Dawson, Fielding
Delany, Chip
Dine, Jim

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Box: 3 Folder : 4 Correspondence:
DiPalma, Raymond
DiPrima, Diane
Disch, Tom

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Box: 3 Folder : 5 Correspondence:
Dorn, Edward
Doss, Margot
Duhamel, Vaughn

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Box: 3 Folder : 6 Correspondence:
Duncan, Robert
Elmslie, Kenward
Ellingham, Lewis

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Box: 3 Folder : 7 Correspondence:
Eshleman, Clayton

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Box: 3 Folder : 8 Correspondence:
Fagin, Larry

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Box: 3 Folder : 9 Correspondence:
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
Ferrari, Mary
Ford, Charles Henri

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Box: 3 Folder : 10 Correspondence:
Franks, David
Gallup, Dick
Gilfillan, Merrill

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Box: 3 Folder : 11 Correspondence:
Ginsberg, Allen
Ginsberg, Louis
Giorno, John

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Box: 3 Folder : 12 Correspondence:
Gluck, Louise
Godfrey, John
Golde, Morris

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Box: 3 Folder : 13 Correspondence:
Gotterman, Leslie
Gottlieb, Annie
Gray, Darrell

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Box: 3 Folder : 14 Correspondence:
Greene, Jonathan
Greenwald, Ted
Groffsky, Maxine

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Box: 3 Folder : 15 Correspondence:
Grossinger, Richard
Guest, Barbara
Guston, Philip

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Box: 3 Folder : 16 Correspondence:
Hall, Donald
Harris, Robert

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Box: 3 Folder : 17 Correspondence:
Harwood, Lee

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Box: 3 Folder : 18 Correspondence:
Harwood, Lee

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Box: 3 Folder : 19 Correspondence:
Henderson, David
Higgins, Richard
Hine, Daryl

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Box: 3 Folder : 20 Correspondence:
Holden, Steven
Hollo, Anselm
Horowitz, Michael

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Box: 3 Folder : 21 Correspondence:
Howell, Robert

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Box: 3 Folder : 22 Correspondence:
Hoyen, Andrew

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Box: 4 Folder : 1 Correspondence:
Jeanclos, Katherine
Johns, Jasper
Katz, Alex

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Box: 4 Folder : 2 Correspondence:
Katz, Leonardo
Kimball, George
Kissam, Edward

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Box: 4 Folder : 3 Correspondence:
Koch, Kenneth
Koch, Steven
Koller, James

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Box: 4 Folder : 4 Correspondence:
Kostelanetz, Richard
Krauss, Ruth
Kuzma, Greg

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Box: 4 Folder : 5 Correspondence:
Kyger, Joanne

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Box: 4 Folder : 6 Correspondence:
LeSueur, Joe
Loewinson, Ronald
Lowell, Mrs.
Robert

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Box: 4 Folder : 7 Correspondence:
MacAdams, Lewis
MacBeth, George
MacLow, Jackson

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Box: 4 Folder : 8 Correspondence:
McClure, Michael
MacNaughton, Duncan
MacSweeny, Barry

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Box: 4 Folder : 9 Correspondence:
Mailing Lists

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Box: 4 Folder : 10 Correspondence:
Malanga, Gerard

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Box: 4 Folder : 11 Correspondence:
Malanga, Gerard

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Box: 4 Folder : 12 Correspondence:
Manglesdorf, Richard
Mariah, Paul
Marshall, Jack
Matthews, Harry

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Box: 4 Folder : 13 Correspondence:
Mayer, Bernadette

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Box: 4 Folder : 14 Correspondence:
Meltzer, David
Merwin, W.S.
Moberg, David

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Box: 4 Folder : 15 Correspondence:
Mottram, Eric
Murphy, Rosalie
Murray, Catherine

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Box: 4 Folder : 16 Correspondence:
Nemerov, Howard
Nolan, Patrick
North, Charles
Notley, Alice

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Box: 4 Folder : 17 Correspondence:
Obenzinger, Hilton
O'Gallagher, Liam
Owen, Maureen

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Box: 4 Folder : 18 Correspondence:
Padgett, Ron

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Box: 4 Folder : 19 Correspondence:
Perreault, John
Pinelli, Joseph
Plymell, Charles

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Box: 4 Folder : 20 Correspondence:
Poetry
Readings

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Box: 4 Folder : 21 Correspondence:
Presson, William
Pritchett, Henry
Prynne, Jeremy

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Box: 5 Folder : 1 Correspondence:
Rago, Henry
Randall, Margaret
Raworth, Thomas
Reznikoff, Charles

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Box: 5 Folder : 2 Correspondence:
Ricard, René

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Box: 5 Folder : 3 Correspondence:
Riley, Peter
Rorem, Ned

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Box: 5 Folder : 4 Correspondence:
Rosenberg, David

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Box: 5 Folder : 5 Correspondence:
Rosenberg, David

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Box: 5 Folder : 6 Correspondence:
Rosenberg, David

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Box: 5 Folder : 7 Correspondence:
Rosenberg, David

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Box: 5 Folder : 8 Correspondence:
Sallis, James
Saroyan, Aram
Schaff, David

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Box: 5 Folder : 9 Correspondence:
Schiff, Harris

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Box: 5 Folder : 10 Correspondence:
Schjeldahl, Peter

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Box: 5 Folder : 11 Correspondence:
Schneeman, George
Schuyler, James
Shepherd, Sam

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Box: 5 Folder : 12 Correspondence:
Silver, James
Silverton, Michael
Sinclair, David

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Box: 5 Folder : 13 Correspondence:
Sladeck, John
Slomen, Joel
Smith, Patti

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Box: 6 Folder : 1 Correspondence:
Stanley, George
Stanton, Johnny
Stein, Charles

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Box: 6 Folder : 2 Correspondence:
Strand, Mark
Thomas, Lorenzo
Thomas, William
Thormann, Janet
Thorpe, John

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Box: 6 Folder : 3 Correspondence:
Torregian, Sotere

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Box: 6 Folder : 4 Correspondence:
Towle, Tony
Tysh, George
Van Newkirk, Allen
Vega, Janine

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Box: 6 Folder : 5 Correspondence:
Veitch, Tom

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Box: 6 Folder : 6 Correspondence:
Wade, Stephen
Wakoski, Diane

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Box: 6 Folder : 7 Correspondence:
Waldman, Anne

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Box: 6 Folder : 8 Correspondence:
Warsh, Lewis

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Box: 6 Folder : 9 Correspondence:
Weishaus, Joel
Whalen, Philip
Wieners, John

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Box: 6 Folder : 10 Correspondence:
Wilentz, Theodore
Williams, Calen
Winkfield, Trevor

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Series II: Production files and Publications

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Catalogues [#1, #2, #3, #8]
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Box: 7 Folder : 2 Galley Proof: 'Three Madrigals'
John Ashbery

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Box: 7 Folder : 3 Manuscript: Issue #1
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Box: 7 Folder : 4 Manuscript: Issue #2
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Box: 7 Folder : 5 Manuscript: Issue #3
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Box: 7 Folder : 6 Manuscript: Issue #4
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Box: 7 Folder : 7 Manuscript: Issue #5
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Box: 7 Folder : 8 Manuscript: Issue #6
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Box: 7 Folder : 9 Mockup: Issue #3
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Box: 7 Folder : 10 Mockup: Issue #5
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Box: 7 Folder : 11 Issue #1
1966
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Issue #2
1966
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Issue #3
1967
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Issue #4
1967-1968
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Issue #5
1968
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Issue #6
1969
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Original mss. Of Bun ( Angel Hair, 1968) by Tom Clark and Ron Padgett, cover by Jim Dine.
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