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Guide to the Signal Archive
ca. 1963-1965
 MSS.024

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Collection processed by Amber Creger in 1999. Finding aid created by Colin Wells, 2009.

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Signal Archive
Dates [inclusive]: ca. 1963-1965
Abstract: The Signal Archive contains correspondence and manuscripts submitted to the journal's editor, Bret Rohmer.  Signal was a literary journal focused primarily on poetry. Three issues were produced between 1963 and 1965. Many of the authors are notable figures in Beat poetry, the New York School, and the Black Mountain poets.
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet
Call Phrase: MSS.024

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Historical Note

Signal: A Quarterly Review was a literary journal published by the Brownstone Press in New York focusing primarily on poetry. Three issues were produced between 1963 and 1965. Many of the authors are notable figures associated with Beat poetry, the New York School, and the Black Mountain poets. Signal's chief editor was Bret Rohmer and the co-editors were Diane Di Prima and Paul Z. Panish.

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Scope and Content note

The Signal Archive contains correspondence and manuscripts submitted to the journal's editor, Bret Rohmer. Notable authors of manuscript submissions include Hart Crane, Diane Di Prima, Kirby Doyle, LeRoi Jones, Ron Loewinsohn, David Meltzer, W.S. Merwin, Frank O'Hara, Joel Oppenheimer, Michael Rumaker, John Thomas, John Wieners, and Paul Zweig.

Arrangement

Corrsepondence from unidentified authors is arranged chronologically; all other correspondence and manuscripts are arranged by the author's last name.

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Correspondence

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Wieners, John, 1934-2002
  • Waring, James
  • Oppenheimer, Joel
  • Crane, Hart, 1899-1932
  • Dawson, Fielding, 1930-2002
  • Rohmer, Bret, 1934-
  • Di Prima, Diane
  • Zweig, Paul
  • Thomas, John, 1930-2002
  • Doyle, Kirby
  • Loewinsohn, Ron
  • Meltzer, David
  • Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014
  • Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-
  • O’Hara, Frank, 1926-1966
  • Rumaker, Michael, 1932-

Subject Topics

  • Poetry |y 20th century |v Periodicals.
  • Poetry, Modern |y 20th century.
  • American poetry |y 20th century |v Periodicals.
  • Beat generation.
  • Black Mountain school (Group of poets)
  • American literature |y 20th century.
  • American poetry |y 20th century.
  • Small presses -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Downtown writers.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

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);  Signal Archive; MSS 024; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

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Container List

Correspondence

Scope and Content

This series contains correspondence and manuscripts submitted to Bret Rohmer.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence from: Unidentified.
1963
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Manuscript: Ashley, L.R.N.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Manuscript: Basara, Bob.
1963
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Manuscript: Crane, Hart.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Manuscript: Dawson, Fielding.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Manuscript: Di Prima, Diane.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Manuscript: Doyle, Kirby.
1963
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Manuscript: Insect Trust.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Manuscript: Irwin, Jed.
1963
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Manuscript: Jonas, Steve.
1963
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Manuscript: Jones, LeRoi.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Manuscript: Kleinbard, David J.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Manuscript: Lansing, Gerrit.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Manuscript: Levy, William J.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Manuscript: Lima, Frank.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Manuscript: Loewinsohn, Ron.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Manuscript: Matson, Clive.
1963
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Manuscript: Meltzer, David.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Manuscript: Merwin, W.S.
1963
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Manuscript: O'Hara, Frank.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Manuscript: Oppenheimer, Joel.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Manuscript: Parish, Paul Z.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Manuscript: Passage, Charles.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Manuscript: Rohmer, Bret.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Manuscript: Rumaker, Michael.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Manuscript: Thomas, John.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Manuscript: Waring, James.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Manuscript: Wieners, John.
1963
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Manuscript: Zuk, Raymond Williams.
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Manuscript: Zweig, Paul.
undated

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