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Guide to the Love Magazine Archive
1965-1968
(Bulk 1966-1967)
 Acc. #00.17; MSS. #17 MSS.017

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Love (Berkeley, Calif.)
Title: Love Magazine Archive
Dates [inclusive]: 1965-1968
Abstract: The Love Magazine Archive consists of correspondence with and manuscripts sent to Love's editor, Al Young. The collection includes original poetry, fiction and plays from noted underground writers of the time.
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Call Phrase: MSS.017

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Historical/Biographical Note:

In its masthead, Love credited Al(bert) (James) Young, 1939-, and for a time, an organization calling itself the East Bay Sexual Freedom League as editors. It was irregularly published from 1966-[1968] in Berkeley, California
and was a small, low-budget, avant-garde magazine. In order to differentiate itself from other magazines with the same name, Love contained secondary titles like: "Incorporating Intercourse" and "Incorporating Hate." Published 3 times per year in 1966 ([monthly] in 1967), it cost $1 per issue and between $0.25-0.35 in 1967. Issues were 23cm. with illustrated covers containing black and white illustrations and photographs accompanying the text.

During the period that Love was published, Young, also known as a poet, musician, novelist and screenwriter, was a DJ and a writing instructor at the San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California
, as well as a contributor to Love and other literary magazines. Love contained poetry, prose, commentary, art, short stories, plays, interviews and explored the cultural currents of the time. Contributors included: Ronald Dahl, Kay Boyle, Denise Levertov, Jim Harrison and John Sinclair (see container list). In late 1967, Love ran out of funds and was absorbed into Al Young's other simultaneous editorial venture, the poetry magazine: Loveletter.

Note: Copies of the magazine are not part of this archive but are available in the Fales Collection.

Sources:

Missing Title

  1. Lee, Don. About Al Young: a Profile. Ploughshares. Boston: Emerson College, Spring, 1993. [Online http://www.pshares.org]. Feb. 25, 2002.
  2. Love. Berkeley, Cal., East Bay Sexual Freedom League. [etc.] 1966-[1967]. v. 1, no. 1, v. 2, no. [1].
  3. Loveletter. Palo Alto, Cal., Al Young. [1968]. v. [2], no. 4, 5, and 6.
  4. Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2001. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: The Gale Group. 2002. (http://www.galenet.com/servlet/BioRC)

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Scope and Content Note

The Love Magazine Archive is a part of the Avant-Garde Collection at the Fales Library, New York University. The collection contains correspondence and manuscripts submitted to the magazine by notable art, music and literature figures of the period.

Series 1 contains correspondence, most of which is from 1966 and 1967, with contributors (actual and potential), as well as a few typed manuscripts of material submitted to the magazine (see Levertov, box 1, folder 14). A portion of the correspondence refers to a simultaneously published poetry magazine that Young also edited called: Loveletter. Items are authored by: Philip Whalen, Jim Harrison, Robert Kelly, Denise Levertov, John Sinclair and Gary Snyder, among others of note. It also contains solicitations for material sent to John Coltrane, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac.

Series 2 contains a collection of typed and some handwritten manuscripts submitted to the magazine.

Arrangement

Material is principally arranged alphabetically by subject/author.

Materials are arranged in two series. Series 1: Correspondence; and Series 2: Manuscripts

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Correspondence
  2. Series II: Manuscripts

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Blazek, Douglas, 1941-
  • Snyder, Gary, 1930-
  • Harrison, Jim, 1937-
  • Hershon, Robert
  • Osterlund, Steven, 1943-
  • Roth, Henry H.
  • Silliman, Ronald, 1946-
  • Whalen, Philip
  • Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997
  • Young, Al, 1939-
  • Kelly, Robert, 1935-

Document Type

  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Correspondence.

Subject Organizations

  • Love (Berkeley, Calif.)

Subject Topics

  • Small presses -- California -- Berkeley.
  • Subculture -- California -- Berkeley.
  • Authors, American -- 20th century
  • American poetry |y 20th century.
  • Poets, American -- 20th century
  • Literature, Experimental
  • Literature, Modern -- 20th century.
  • American literature |y 20th century.
  • Nineteen sixties.

Subject Places

  • Berkeley (Calif.)

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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 Love Magazine Archive; MSS 017; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections
, New York University Libraries.

Related Material at the Fales Library and Special Collections

C: A Journal of Poetry Archive

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

Collection was purchased by Fales; the date and vendor are unrecorded.

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Container List

Series I: Correspondence

Scope and Contents note

This series is contained in one box and materials are for the most part arranged alphabetically (with the exception of the first two folders of box 1) by author/subject.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence to: Coltrane, John; Fulton, Len; Ginsberg, Allen
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence to: Kerouac, Jack; Presidency Magistrate of Calcutta; Thiel, Bob; Zukofsky, Louis
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence from: Alexander, D.; Appel, Ellen P.; Barter, Tom
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence from: Bell, John; Blazek, Douglas; Boyle, Kay
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence from: Brigham, Besmilr; Brown, Geoff; Caplan, Ronald
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence from: Choudhury, Malay Roy; Cody, William(Bill); Co-operative of Small Magazines
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence from: Crockett, Jim; Cunliffe, David; Delpino, Lou
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence from: Downey, Leo; Eigner, Larry; Etter, David
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence from: Faulwell, Dean; Foster, Donn; Galt, Tom
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence from: Gilbert, Ilsa; Gries, Goodman; Hall, Tom
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence from: Harrison, Jim; Hartman, Joan; Hershon, Robert
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence from: Holter, Teri; Houston, James; Huggett, Colin
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence from: Jackson, Booker T.; Jackson, William; Kahn, Matthew; Kelly, Robert
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence from: Kessel, George; Krech, Richard; Levertov, Denise
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence from: Levin, Barbara
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Correspondence from: Little Magazines
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Correspondence from: Lowenfels, Walter; MacDougal, Philip S.; McKenzie, Darline
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Correspondence from: Major, Clarence; Malanga, Gerard; Marcus, Mort
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Correspondence from: Mehrotra, Arvind Krishna; Miller, Brown; Mondragon, Sergio
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Correspondence from: Morris, Richard; Muhr, Tycho; Oppenheimer, Dorothea
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Correspondence from: Osterlund, Steven; Owen, Sean; Parker, Pat
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Correspondence from: Perry, Phil; Randall, Margaret; Romero, Amando
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Correspondence from: Roth, Henry H.; Sandberg, David; Schwartz, Stephen A.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Correspondence from: Segger, Frank; Silliman, Ronald; Simon, John
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Correspondence from: Sinclair, David; Sinclair, John and Magdalena; Smuin, Stephen K.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Correspondence from: Snyder, Gary; Sobral, Geraldo; Spaulding, Ida
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Correspondence from: Staudacher, Carol; Stoll, Louise; Stone, Ed
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Correspondence from: Supporting Organizations
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Correspondence from: Swenddal, Philip; Van Newkirk, Allen; Wade, John Stevens
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Correspondence from: Wagner, D.R.; Walsh, Marion; Whalen, Philip; Wieners, John
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Correspondence from: Williams, John A.; Winslow, Peter
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Correspondence from: Unidentified
undated

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Series II: Manuscripts

Scope and Contents note

Folders are arranged alphabetically by author.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Writings: Contents[1965-66?]
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Writings: Anonymous
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Writings: Appel, Ellen; Barters, Tom; Bell, John
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Writings: Blazek, Douglas; Brigham, Besmilr; Brown, Geoff
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Writings: Crockett, James; Downey, Leo; Etter, David
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Writings: Faulwell, Dean; Foster, Rick; Friis, Irene
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Writings: Galt, Tom; Gensler, Kinereth; Gries, Goodman
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Writings: Griffin, Susan; Hall, Timothy; Harrison, Jim
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Writings: Hartman, Susan; Hershon, Robert; Houston, James D.
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Writings: Jackson, Booker T.; Jackson, William; Kelly, Robert
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Writings: Krech, Richard; Major, Clarence; Miller, Brown
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Writings: Palmer, Michael; Randall, Margaret; Schwartz, Stephen A.
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Writings: Silliman, Ronald; Smart, Peter; Staudacher, Carol P.
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Writings: Stoll, Louise; Swenddal, P.; Tremble, Stella Craft
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Writings: Walsh, Marion; Washington, Elsie; Worthen, Holly
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