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Guide to the Ghost Dance Archive
1967-1969
 MSS 14  MSS.014

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ghost Dance (Firm)
Title: Ghost Dance Archive
Dates [inclusive]: 1967-1969
Abstract: The Ghost Dance Archive is a collection of correspondence and manuscripts sent to and/or written by the editor of Ghost Dance: The International Quarterly of Experimental Poetry, Hugh Fox. Though this little magazine would exist well beyond the 1960's, this collection reflects the early years of its existence and the writings of some of its notable contributors. The collection also includes issues 1 and 2 of  Ghost Dance.
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Call Phrase: MSS.014

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Historical/Biographical Note:

Hugh Fox is a poet, scholar, teacher and archaeologist who since 1968 has been teaching at Michigan State University. He has some 66 books to his credit, and has been a pivotal and enduring presence in the small press market. He started Ghost Dance: the International Quarterly of Experimental Poetry in 1968 while a teacher at Loyola in Los Angeles.  Ghost Dance would later give rise to Ghost Dance Press which published works by Fox, as well as Millie Wicklund and Helen Daberstein, among others. The magazine attracted a great number of notable contemporary poets, and incorporated Latino material as well as providing Spanish and English translations of most contributions. Contributors included: Charles Bukowski, Sam Cornish, Lucia Fox, Raquel Jodorowsky, Ben Hiatt and Richard Morris. An anthology of  Ghost Dance material was published in 1994 by Whitston Press.

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    Scope and Content Note

    The Ghost Dance Archive is a part of the Avant Garde Collection at Fales Library, New York University. The Fales Library is the primary special collections division of the NYU libraries, housing over 170,000 volumes of English and American literature from 1700 to the present. Strengths of the collection include the development of the English and American novel, with an emphasis on the Gothic and the Victorian novel. The Avant Garde Collection comprises printed materials, archives, and other materials related to the avant-garde writing from the 1960s and early 1970s. The collection was built during that period by curators, including Mel Edelstein and Ted Grieder.

    The Ghost Dance Archive is a collection of correspondence and manuscripts submitted to or written by the editor, Hugh Fox, from 1967 through 1969. Collection highlights include letters written by Charles Bukowski, Richard Brautigan, Allen DeLoach, Clayton Eshleman, and Alain Robbe-Grillet. There are also notes by Isaac Asimov and Samuel Beckett both declining an invitation to contribute. The archive also includes the first 2 issues and manuscripts for issues 3-5 of Ghost Dance.

    SERIES DESCRIPTION

    Series I: Correspondence from Hugh Fox: contains six folders of correspondence from the editor, Hugh Fox.

    Series II: Correspondence from others: contains correspondence to the editor, Hugh Fox. Notable correspondents include Isaac Asimov, Samuel Beckett, Charles Bukowski, Richard Brautigan, Allen DeLoach, Clayton Eshleman, and Alain Robbe-Grillet.

    Series III: Publications: contains five folders devoted to issues 1-5 of Ghost Dance and includes issues 1 and 2. Manuscripts for issues 3-5 are collected here and contributors are noted on the outside of the folder. Manuscripts include material by Charles Bukowski, Richard Norris, and Ben Hiatt among others.

    Series IV: Manuscripts: contains eight folders of writings by Hugh Fox, Sharon Asselin, Frederico Undiano.

    Arrangement

    Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject/author heading then chronologically within each subject/author heading.

    The files are grouped into four series.

    Missing Title

    1. Series I: Correspondence from Hugh Fox
    2. Series II: Correspondence from Others
    3. Series III: Publications
    4. Series IV: Manuscripts

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    Access Points

    Subject Names

    • Morris, Richard, 1939-
    • Jodorowsky, Raquel
    • Hiatt, Ben L.
    • Fox, Hugh, 1932-
    • Bukowski, Charles

    Document Type

    • Postcards.
    • Correspondence.
    • Manuscripts for publication.

    Subject Organizations

    • Ghost Dance (Firm)

    Subject Topics

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

    Subject Places

    • East Lansing (Mich.)

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    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are open to researchers. 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 Ghost Dance Archive; MSS 14; 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.

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    Container List

    Series I: Correspondence from Hugh Fox

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 1 Folder : 1 Biography:
    Hugh Fox, Editor

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence to:
    Fay, Robert
    Four Seasons
    Grieder, Theodore

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence to:
    Hellmer, Jeanette
    Koller, James (with reply)
    Korch, Richard (with reply)

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence to:
    Korch, Val (with reply)
    Nicoll, Mr.
    Queen, Lawrence

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence to:
    Tucker, Harvey
    Wegan, D. R.

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence to:
    Unidentified

    undated

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    Series II: Correspondence from others

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence from:
    Acconci, Vito Hannibal
    Adams, Lucie E.
    Altschuler, Franz

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence from:
    Ana Etcetera
    Anderson, Dolores Stewart
    Approaches

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence from:
    Ardery, Peter B.
    Arenberg, Miguel
    Asimov, Isaac

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence from:
    Asphodel Book Shop
    Asselin, Sharon
    Ayoub, Victor

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence from:
    Ball State University
    Baptista, Carmen
    Baptista, Mariano

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence from:
    Bartlett, Elizabeth
    Beach, Mary
    Beacher, E.

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence from:
    Beck, Allen
    Beckett, Samuel
    Beissel, Henry

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence from:
    Bellitt, Ben
    The Beloit Poetry Journal
    Beyond Baroque

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence from:
    Blazek, Douglas
    Borden, Merritt William
    Bory, J. F.

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 16 Correspondence from:
    Bourlez, F. J.
    Bowering, George
    Boycott (ad)

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 17 Correspondence from:
    Brautigan, Richard
    Braveman, Barbara Ann
    Bricero, Aida de

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 18 Correspondence from:
    Brilliant, Alan
    Brown University
    Brown University - John Carter Brown Library

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 19 Correspondence from:
    Brown University Library
    Bukowski, Charles
    Burns, Jerry

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 20 Correspondence from:
    Butterick, George F.
    Cabral, Lionel A.
    Carey, Glenn O.

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 21 Correspondence from:
    Casciani, Eda
    The Centennial Review
    Chicago Review

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 22 Correspondence from:
    Cobbing, Robert
    The Colorado Quarterly
    Colorado State Review

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 23 Correspondence from:
    Colquitt, Betsy
    Colvin, Frances
    Conference of Small Mags. . .

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 24 Correspondence from:
    Congdon, Kirby
    Cormoran y Delfin
    Cornish, Sam

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 25 Correspondence from:
    Costley, William
    Cuerro International
    Dana, Robert

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 26 Correspondence from:
    Dau, Dennis
    Daves, Joan
    Davidson, Edward H.

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 27 Correspondence from:
    Davis, Helene
    Davis, Lloyd
    De Boer, B.

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 28 Correspondence from:
    Dell Publishing
    DeLoach, Allen
    Deutsch, Joel

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 29 Correspondence from:
    Dombrowski, Gerard
    Donadio, Candida
    D'Onoserio, M.

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 30 Correspondence from:
    Dugdale, Grant
    Dust
    Edelman, Nathan

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 31 Correspondence from:
    Edelson, Morris
    Ege, Friedrich
    Eigner, Larry
    Eikon

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 32 Correspondence from:
    Elliott, James
    Eshleman, Clayton
    Fabri, Marie-Laurence

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 33 Correspondence from:
    The Far Point
    Farrar, Clarence E.
    Fraser, David

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 34 Correspondence from:
    Friedberg, Morete
    Fry, Edward B.
    Fulton, Leonard

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 35 Correspondence from:
    Gardiner, Harold C.
    Gegenheimer, Albert F.
    Gibson, Morgan

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 36 Correspondence from:
    Ginsburg, Allen
    Giroux, Robert
    Gitin, David

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 37 Correspondence from:
    Goldemberg, Patricia
    Grabbe, Beatrice
    Grande Ronde Review

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 38 Correspondence from:
    The Grass Profit Review
    Greenberg, Alvin [The Minnesota Review]
    Grossinger, Richard [I O magazine]

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 39 Correspondence from:
    Harper, Carol Ely [Experiment Press]
    Haselwood (Dave) Books
    Hellmer, Jeanette
    Hellmer, Kurt

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 40 Correspondence from:
    Heuschen, G. F.
    Gerron, Caroline Rand [Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines]
    Hiatt, Ben

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 41 Correspondence from:
    Higgins, Richard [Something Else Press]
    Hinestrosa, Dukardo
    Holabird, Katherine
    Holt, Rinehart and Winston42.
    Hors Commerce Press
    Hoyem, Andrew
    Imana, Gil
    The Inner Well

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 43 Correspondence from:
    Jarrett, Emmett [Hanging Loose]
    Jaworski, Richard [South Florida Review]
    Jayne, Valerie

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 44 Correspondence from:
    Jensen, Monika
    Jodorowsky, Raquel
    Johnson, Curt

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 45 Correspondence from:
    Judson, John
    Judson, Stanley
    Kamarck, Edward L.
    Kayak

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 46 Correspondence from:
    Kelly, Robert
    Kessler, Stephen
    Keyser, Cheryl M.

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 47 Correspondence from:
    Kinzie, Mary [The Tri-Quarterly]
    Koch, David [Mad River Review]
    Koertz, Ron
    Kohler, Charlotte [The Virginia Quarterly Review]

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 48 Correspondence from:
    Kooser, Ted [The Salt Creek Reader]
    Koval, James F.
    Kramer, Ilse E.
    Kyger Boyce, Joanne

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 49 Correspondence from:
    Lacey, Paul A.
    Laier, Jean B.
    Lanning, George
    Liffman, Charlie

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 50 Correspondence from:
    Linde, Jed [Maguey]
    Locke, Duane
    Lockwood, Willard

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 51 Correspondence from:
    Lonidier, Lynn
    Lorch, Else B.
    Loyola University of Los Angeles

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 52 Correspondence from:
    Macdonald, John
    McEvilley, Tom
    McGirt, William [pseud.

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 53 Correspondence from:
    McGrath, Ed [Malestrom]
    McNail, Stanley [Nightshade]
    McWitt, Jim

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 54 Correspondence from:
    Mainline
    Malone, Marvin [The Wormwood Review]
    Mangelsdorff, Rich.

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 55 Correspondence from:
    Mantiews, William
    Marcano, Baptista
    Marshall, William
    Martin, John [Black Sparrow]

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 56 Correspondence from:
    Mayer, Parm
    Merriman, Paul Denis [Journey Book Press]
    Michaels, Judith

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 57 Correspondence from:
    Michaelson, Michael
    Michaud, Joe
    Michele, Joe

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 58 Correspondence from:
    Michigan State University
    Modern Language Association
    Monument Press
    Morris, Richard

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 59 Correspondence from:
    Moser, Norm
    Myers, Victor
    New Magazine
    Niikuni, Seiichi

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 60 Correspondence from:
    Noh Directions Press
    Norman, Ron
    Det Norske Samlaget

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 61 Correspondence from:
    Nyberg, Ben M.
    Open Places
    Open Skull Press
    Orfeo

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 62 Correspondence from:
    Outcast
    Outlet

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 63 Correspondence from:
    Palyn, Jerry
    Panorama
    Parrott, Jerry
    Parumba, Artie

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 64 Correspondence from:
    Patterson, Rebecca [The Midwest Quarterly]
    Peterson, Ellen
    Phelps, Donald
    Phillabaum, Leslie [University of North Carolina Press]

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 65 Correspondence from:
    Pineda, Rafael
    Plamondon, Genie
    PNZ Experiment
    The Poetry Bag

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 66 Correspondence from:
    Poetry X/Change
    Poets Press, Inc.
    Quartet
    Ramirez Mercado, Sergio

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 67 Correspondence from:
    Rea, Mary Louise
    Riccio, Ottone
    Rivas, Emilia
    Roaten, Darrell [Nevada/Tattoo Press]

    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 68 Correspondence from:
    Robbe-Grillet, Alain
    Robinson, Horace W.
    Rojas C, J.
    The Rolling Stone of Tampa

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 69 Correspondence from:
    Rothenberg, Irving P.
    The San Francisco Earthquake
    San Francisco State College
    Sawyer, Dan

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 70 Correspondence from:
    Schulte, Rainer
    Schwartz, Nancy
    Serling, Robert
    Sherman, Susan

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 71 Correspondence from:
    Simpson, Lewis P.
    Sinclair, John
    The Smith
    Sorcic, Jim

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 72 Correspondence from:
    Southwest Review
    Starr, Frances [Something Else Press]
    Stein, Leone Barron
    Stephens, J.

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 73 Correspondence from:
    Stock, Irvin
    Stokes, Terry
    Supnick, Harriet [Bitterroot]
    Sutton, William A.

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 74 Correspondence from:
    Swamp Erie Publications
    Swetman, Glenn R.
    Test, George A.

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 75 Correspondence from:
    Tipton, James Sherwood
    Tokerud, Bjarne
    Torn

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 76 Correspondence from:
    Tool
    Trace
    Traines, Henry de
    Tucker, Harvey [Black Sun]

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 77 Correspondence from:
    Tunberg, Jacqueline
    Turnbull, Gael [Migrant Press]
    Two Windows Press

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 78 Correspondence from:
    The Underground Railroad
    The Undermine Press
    Undiano, Federico

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 79 Correspondence from:
    Ungaro Zevallos, Manuel
    University of Colorado
    University of Missouri Press
    University of Nebraska

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 80 Correspondence from:
    University of Washington Press
    University of Wisconsin
    The U. R. R.
    Vagabond

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 81 Correspondence from:
    Valjalo, David
    Van Alstine, Phyllis
    Van der Voort, Richard L.

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 82 Correspondence from:
    Van Sickle, Milton
    Wagner, Dir.
    Wagoner, David
    Warsh, Lewis

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 83 Correspondence from:
    Webb, Ronald
    Weldon, Oliver
    West Coast Review

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 84 Correspondence from:
    Westburg, John
    The Western Humanities Review
    Westernsy Censura

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 85 Correspondence from:
    Wezel, W.
    White, Robin
    Williams, Miller
    Wisconsin Review

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 86 Correspondence from:
    Wolven, Fred
    Young, Al
    Zendogui, Guillermo de

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 87 Correspondence from:
    Zinquer Cusnir, Rebecca
    Zona Franca

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 88 Correspondence from:
    Unidentified

    undated

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    Series III: Publications

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 2 Folder : 89 Issue No. 1
    Correspondence
    Announcement

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 90 Issue No. 2
    Announcement
    Dummy Issue

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 91 Issue No. 3
    Letters and Writings

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 92 Issue No. 4
    Correspondence and Writings

    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 93 Issue No. 5
    Correspondence and Writings

    undated

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    Series IV: Manuscripts

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 2 Folder : 94 Asselin, Sharon
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 95 Fox, Hugh
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 96 Fox, Hugh
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 97 Fox, Hugh
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 98 Fox, Hugh
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 99 Fox, Hugh
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 100 Fox, Hugh
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 101 Undiano, Federico
    undated

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