Alice Notley Papers, 1969-2014 (MSS 0319)

Extent: 34.35 Linear feet (54 archives boxes, 16 flat boxes, 1 map case folder, and 3 art bin items)

Papers of Alice Notley (1945-), an American artist and poet. The collection includes manuscripts, notebooks, correspondence, and original artwork.

Alice Notley was born in 1945 in Bisbee, Arizona. She received a B.A. from Barnard College in 1967, and her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 1969. She married the writer Ted Berrigan in 1972, with whom she had two sons, Anselm and Edmund, both poets. After Berrigan's death in 1983, she married the British poet Doug Oliver and relocated to Paris, France.

Notley's writing and art responds to a broad spectrum of American culture. Among the numerous collections of verse that Notley has published are Incidental in the Day World (1973), When I was Alive (1980), Waltzing Matilda (1981), Margaret and Dusty (1985), and How Spring Comes (1981), which received a 1982 San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award. Notley has also written a short autobiography entitled Tell Me Again (1982).

Notley is also a visual artist, and her collection includes original artworks such as collages, watercolors, and sketches. Many of her collages are composed of everyday objects and images and are quite consistent with her poetry in that respect.

Notley was co-editor of the literary magazine Gare Du Nord with Douglas Oliver, publishing five issues over two years (1998-1999). Magazine production ceased in the fall of 1999 when Oliver was diagnosed with cancer; he died the following spring.

Notley has continued to write both prose and poetry, including an epic poem, The Descent of Alette (1992), and the titles Desamere (1995), Mysteries of Small Houses (1998) (for which Notley was a Pulitzer Prize finalist), Disobedience (2001), Coming After (2005), Alma or the Dead Women (2006), In the Pines (2007), Reason and Other Women (2010), Culture of One (2011), Songs and Stories of the Ghouls (2011), Benediction (2015) and Certain Magical Acts (2016).

Notley has been recognized by the Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and in 2015 Notley was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

She currently resides in Paris.

Papers of Alice Notley (1945-), an American artist and poet involved in the New York poetry scene beginning in the mid-1960s. The collection contains correspondence with other prominent poets and writers, typescripts of published and unpublished literary works, notebooks, and Notley's original artwork, including collages, sketches and watercolors. The collection was processed in five major accessions.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 1995

This accession is comprised of notebooks filled with manuscript writings, correspondence with poets and editors, and examples of Notley's visual art, such as collages. Most of the material dates from the 1960s through the 1990s.

Arranged in three series: 1) MANUSCRIPTS & NOTEBOOKS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE and 3) ARTWORK.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 1998

Arranged in two series: 4) MANUSCRIPTS & NOTEBOOKS and 5) CORRESPONDENCE.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 2003

The accession processed in 2003 complements the first portions of the collection and includes additional correspondence, notebooks, manuscripts and artworks. It also contains material related to the production of the literary magazine Gare du Nord. Most of the papers date from the late 1990s through 2001.

Arranged in six series: 6) CORRESPONDENCE, 7) WRITINGS, 8) NOTEBOOKS, 9) GARE DU NORD PRODUCTION MATERIALS, 10) ARTWORK and 11) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 2011

Arranged in three series: 12) CORRESPONDENCE, 13) DREAM NOTEBOOKS and 14) WRITINGS.

ACCESSION PROCESSED IN 2017

The bulk of this accession dates from 2000 through 2014.

Arranged in five series: 15) CORRESPONDENCE, 16) WRITINGS, 17) NOTEBOOKS, 18) ARTWORK and 19) MISCELLANEOUS.

Container List

Accession Processed in 1995

MANUSCRIPTS & NOTEBOOKS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) MANUSCRIPTS & NOTEBOOKS: One manuscript of a three-act play entitled "Twilight Vision" and Notley's notebooks, which are arranged chronologically from 1969 to 1990. Entries contain descriptions of Notley's day-to-day activities, literary writings, drawings, and meditations on others writers such as Dante, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and William Carlos Williams.

Box: 1 Folder: 1
Twilight Vision: A Play in Three Acts
Box: 1 Folder: 2-8
Notebooks, 1969 June-1970 September
Box: 2 Folder: 1-8
Notebooks, 1970 September-1971 October
Box: 3 Folder: 1-7
Notebooks, 1971 October-1972 December
Box: 4 Folder: 1-7
Notebooks, 1973 June-1976 September
Box: 5 Folder: 1-7
Notebooks, 1976 September-1978 November
Box: 6 Folder: 1
Notebooks, 1978 November-1979 April
Oversize: FB-117 Folder: 1
Notebook, 1979 April-October
Box: 6 Folder: 3-7
Notebooks, 1979 August-1980
Box: 7 Folder: 1-6
Notebooks, 1980 March-1981 September
Box: 8 Folder: 1-6
Notebooks, 1980 December-1982 July
Box: 9 Folder: 1-7
Notebooks, 1982-1983 January
Box: 10 Folder: 1-3
Notebooks, 1983 February-November
Oversize: FB-117 Folder: 2
Notebook, 1983 May-November
Box: 10 Folder: 5-7
Notebooks, 1983 June-November
Box: 11 Folder: 1-5
Notebooks, 1983 November-1984 June
Box: 12 Folder: 1-5
Notebooks, 1984 June-1985 January
Box: 13 Folder: 1-5
Notebooks, 1984 December-1985 October
Box: 14 Folder: 1-5
Notebooks, 1985 October-1986 October
Box: 15 Folder: 1-5
Notebooks, 1986 November-1988 June
Box: 16 Folder: 1-6
Notebooks, 1988 June-1989 May
Box: 17 Folder: 1-4
Notebooks, 1989 May-1990
Box: 18 Folder: 1-2
Notebooks, 1990

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: The correspondence series is extensive and includes letters from prominent people in contemporary art and literature such as Joe Brainard, Andrei Codrescu, Edward Halsey Foster, Allen Ginsberg, Douglas Messerli, Eileen Myles, Ron Padgett, Leslie Scalapino, Anne Waldman, and Philip Whalen. Most of the material dates from 1988 to 1994. Letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Box: 19 Folder: 1
Abbott, Steve, 1992
Box: 19 Folder: 2
Alson, Sheila, 1992 - 1993
Box: 19 Folder: 3
Baude, Dawn Michelle, 1992 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 4
Berkson, Bill, 1985
Box: 19 Folder: 5
Bernstein, Charles, 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 6
Brainard, Joe, 1991 - 1993
Box: 19 Folder: 7
Burckhardt, Rudy, 1992 - 1993
Box: 19 Folder: 8
Carey, Tom, 1980
Box: 19 Folder: 9
Carville, Daragh
Box: 19 Folder: 10
Castleberry, R. T., 1991
Box: 19 Folder: 11
Cataldo, Susan
Box: 19 Folder: 12
Clark, Tom, 1994 - 1995
Box: 19 Folder: 13
Codrescu, Andrei, 1993 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 14
Collom, Jack, 1993 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 15
Daley, John, 1992
Box: 19 Folder: 16
Di Prima, Diane, 1992
Box: 19 Folder: 17
Dorn, B, 1988
Box: 19 Folder: 18
Equi, Elaine, 1989
Box: 19 Folder: 19
Foster, Edward Halsey, 1993 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 20
Ginsberg, Allen, 1992
Box: 19 Folder: 21
Gizzi, Peter, 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 22
Glover, A, 1991
Box: 19 Folder: 23
Grapes, Jack, 1992
Box: 19 Folder: 24
Harryman, Carla, 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 25
Hejinian, Lyn, 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 26
Hollo, Anselm, 1992 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 27
Holman, Bob, 1993
Box: 19 Folder: 28
Hornick, Lita, 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 29
Killian, Kevin
Box: 19 Folder: 30
Koch, Kenneth, 1993
Box: 19 Folder: 31
Kyger, Joanne, 1989
Box: 19 Folder: 32
Laughlin, James, 1992
Box: 19 Folder: 33
Lewis, Joel, 1990 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 34
McNaughton, Duncan, 1993 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 35
Messerli, Douglas, 1993 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 36
Myles, Eileen, 1987 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 37
Nauen, Elinor, 1992 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 38
Opstedal, Kevin, 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 39
Padgett, Ron, 1992 - 1993
Box: 19 Folder: 40
Pettet, Simon and Rose, 1993 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 41
Prisco, Salvatore, 1993
Box: 19 Folder: 42
Raphael, 1993
Box: 19 Folder: 43
Rosenthal, Robert and Kraut, Rochelle, 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 44
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 45
Saroyan, Aram, 1991 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 46
Savage, Tom, 1993 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 47
Scalapino, Leslie, 1992 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 48
Schiff, Harris, 1992 - 1993
Box: 19 Folder: 49
Schneeman, Elio, 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 50
Schneeman, George
Box: 19 Folder: 51
Schneidir, David, 1991
Box: 19 Folder: 52
Sparrow, E Carter, 1991 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 53
Stanford, David H. (Viking Penguin), 1993 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 54
Stanton, Johnny, 1986 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 55
Torregian, Sotere, 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 56
Tranter, John, 1993
Box: 19 Folder: 57
Unidentified, 1987 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 58
Waldman, Anne, 1991 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 59
Warsh, Lewis
Box: 19 Folder: 60
Weiner, Hannah
Box: 19 Folder: 61
Whalen, Philip, 1989 - 1994
Box: 19 Folder: 62
Young, Geoff, 1994

ARTWORK

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) ARTWORK. Arranged in seven subseries: A) Collages, B) Book Collages, C) Box Collages, D) Fan Collages, E) Mask Collages, F) Sketches and G) Watercolors. Materials in each subseries are arranged alphabetically by title. In cases when a title was not supplied by Notley, a title was created based on a topic sentence or major feature or theme of the work. The subjects of Notley's artworks vary from human portraits, women's figures, still lifes, and landscapes to abstract objects, shapes and colors. Her style is sensuous, lyrical and humorous. She often incorporates traditional elements of Chinese and Japanese art in her collages.

Collages

Oversize: AB-004-D
Alley Tree
Box: 20 Folder: 2
Alone - I Pour A Cup
Box: 20 Folder: 3
Black Butterfly On A Female Body
Box: 20 Folder: 4
Bloomington: With Red Blush
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 2
Bombay Gin
Box: 20 Folder: 6
But Other Than All That I Want To Hear A Song
Box: 20 Folder: 7
Came To Dance
Box: 20 Folder: 8
Chinese Medicine and A Young Lady
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 3
Cosomos To Host Chinese
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 6
Cross, 1980
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 1
Distinguished Doodle
Box: 20 Folder: 12
Do Not Judge A Man By His Action
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 4
Drink Chicago (7 Items)
Box: 20 Folder: 14
For Ted
Box: 20 Folder: 15
General Sheridan
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 5
Heart With One's Own On Escutcheon, 1975
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 7
Here's a Quiet Tributary Stream to the Snake
Box: 20 Folder: 18
I Can't Sleep
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 8
Light Crutch
Box: 20 Folder: 20
Little Wilderness
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 9
Ming APE
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 10
North, 1975
Box: 20 Folder: 23
Our N.Y., N.J.
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 11
Pilot Dark
Box: 20 Folder: 25
Poetry: Aside to My Nephew (4 Items)
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 12
Porting
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 13
Prestige Status Heartbreakers
Box: 20 Folder: 28
Punch Out
Oversize: AB-002-D
Rose Hips
Box: 20 Folder: 30
Stamps and Cards
Box: 20 Folder: 31-50
Special Today, nos. 1-20
Box: 21 Folder: 1-22
Special Today, nos. 21-42
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 14
Special Today 43 (3 Items)
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 15
Stop
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 16
Train Ride
Box: 21 Folder: 26
Vacuum, or the Inside of a Neon Light...
Oversize: AB-002-D
Verb Rose
Box: 21 Folder: 28
What I Like About Being Married, 1976
Box: 21 Folder: 29
You'll Never Be That Good
Box: 21 Folder: 30
You Will Climb Far and High...

Book Collages

Box: 21 Folder: 31
Better Than Love Are You The Man Who Stands
Box: 21 Folder: 32
Book of Sleep
Box: 21 Folder: 33
Fate
Box: 21 Folder: 34
Move Yourself or Opponent to Beach
Box: 21 Folder: 35
New York: Past and Present
Box: 21 Folder: 36
Souvenir
Box: 22 Folder: 1
Tsing Tao Beer

Box Collages

Oversize: FB-112 Folder: 4
A.M. Van Lookeren
Oversize: FB-112 Folder: 1
B & H
Oversize: FB-112 Folder: 3
This Colour is Blue
Oversize: FB-112 Folder: 2
Untitled
Oversize: FB-112 Folder: 5
Untitled

Fan Collages

Oversize: FB-113 Folder: 1
At 10 Cents
Oversize: FB-114 Folder: 4
Birds
Oversize: FB-114 Folder: 3
Chinese Fan
Oversize: FB-115 Folder: 2
Dancing in the Fire
Oversize: FB-114 Folder: 2
Diamond Crystal Shaker Salt
Oversize: FB-114 Folder: 1
Ket
Oversize: FB-116 Folder: 3
Mr. John Dryden
Oversize: FB-113 Folder: 4
Needle
Oversize: FB-113 Folder: 2
Peg's Fan
Oversize: FB-116 Folder: 2
Red Jacket
Oversize: FB-116 Folder: 1
Red Rose
Oversize: FB-113 Folder: 3
Silver Fan
Oversize: FB-115 Folder: 3
Untitled
Oversize: FB-115 Folder: 1
Women's Bodies

Mask Collages

Oversize: FB-111 Folder: 3
Black Face With Tears of Pearl
Oversize: FB-111 Folder: 1
Pink Face
Oversize: FB-111 Folder: 2
Silver Face
Oversize: FB-112 Folder: 6
Untitled
Oversize: FB-112 Folder: 7
Untitled
Oversize: FB-112 Folder: 8
Untitled

Sketches

Box: 22 Folder: 27
Birds (2 Items)
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 18
Chicago (2 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 29
Curtain in the Room (2 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 30
Flowers
Box: 22 Folder: 31
Four Bedrooms for Ted (4 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 32
Portrait (6 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 33
Star Wars (5 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 34
Undefined Object
Oversize: MC-039-05
Untitled

Watercolors

Box: 22 Folder: 36
Animals (2 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 37
Bottles and Glasses (5 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 38
Boots
Box: 22 Folder: 39
Buddha (2 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 40
Chair
Box: 22 Folder: 41
Colour Shade with Poems (5 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 42
Fan
Oversize: FB-110 Folder: 17
Feet (2 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 44
Flowers (14 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 45
Flower and Poetry (2 Items), 1985
Box: 22 Folder: 46
For Ted
Box: 22 Folder: 47
Human Figure (2 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 48
Play (Ballet): Boot of... (5 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 49
Poetry Project: Robert Grenier & Alice Notley (4 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 50
Poetry Reading (3 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 51
Portrait (4 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 52
Tell Me Again (2 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 53
Twenty Poems: Steve Carey (4 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 54
Women's Bodies (7 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 55
Women's Portraits (7 Items)
Box: 22 Folder: 56
Watercolor with Poems (14 Items), 1986
Box: 22 Folder: 57
Watercolor with Poems (8 Items), 1987
Box: 22 Folder: 58
Undefined Object (2 Items)

Accession Processed in 1998

MANUSCRIPTS & NOTEBOOKS

Box: 23 Folder: 1
Close to Me and Closer... (The Language of Heaven) and Desamere - Typescript
Box: 23 Folder: 2-5
Notebooks, 1990 December-1991 December
Box: 24 Folder: 1-6
Notebooks, 1992 February-1993 June
Box: 25 Folder: 1-6
Notebooks, 1993 August-1994 December

CORRESPONDENCE

Box: 26 Folder: 1
Alson, Sheila, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 2
Alvarez-Maurer, Pansy, 1995 - 1996
Box: 26 Folder: 3
Baude, Dawn Michelle, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 4
Benson, Steve, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 5
Berkson, Bill, 1996
Box: 26 Folder: 6
Bloodaxe Books, undated
Box: 26 Folder: 7
Brainard, Joe, undated
Box: 26 Folder: 8
Brook, James, 1997
Box: 26 Folder: 9
Burckhardt, Rudy, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 10
Cataldo, Susan, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 11
Chernoff, Maxine, 1995 - 1996
Box: 26 Folder: 12
Clark, Tom, 1994
Box: 26 Folder: 13
Cole, Norma, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 14
Collaborative Postcard, 1995

Includes Jack Collom, Anselm Hollo, Jane Dalrymple-Hollo, Lee Ann Brown, Steven Taylor, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, and Rose Pettet.

Box: 26 Folder: 15
Collom, Jack, 1995 - 1996
Box: 26 Folder: 16
Corbett, Bill, 1997
Box: 26 Folder: 17
Creeley, Robert, 1996
Box: 26 Folder: 18
Davis, Jordan, undated
Box: 26 Folder: 19
Eshleman, Clayton, 1996
Box: 26 Folder: 20
Foster, Edwin, 1993 - 1997
Box: 26 Folder: 21
Friedman, Ed, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 22
Gerstler, Amy, 1997
Box: 26 Folder: 23
Goldman, Judith, 1996 - 1997
Box: 26 Folder: 24
Harryman, Carla, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 25
Hawkins, Ralph, 1996 - 1997
Box: 26 Folder: 26
Hejinian, Lyn, 1994 - 1996
Box: 26 Folder: 27
Henning, Barbara, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 28
Hershon, Bob, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 29
Hillman, Brenda, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 30
Hollo, Anselm, 1995 - 1997
Box: 26 Folder: 31
Holman, Bob, 1992
Box: 26 Folder: 32
Hoover, Paul, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 33
Hornick, Lita, undated
Box: 26 Folder: 34
Jones, Patricia Spears, 1997
Box: 26 Folder: 35
Killian, Kevin, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 36
Koch, Kenneth, 1992
Box: 26 Folder: 37
Kyger, Joanne, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 38
Lewis, Joel, 1994 - 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 39
McNaughton, Duncan, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 40
Mesmer, Sharon, 1997
Box: 26 Folder: 41
Messerli, Douglas, 1995 - 1996
Box: 26 Folder: 42
Mikolowski, Ken, 1996
Box: 26 Folder: 43
Myles, Eileen, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 44
Neil, Julian, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 45
Nisbet, Jim, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 46
Padgett, Ron, 1994 - 1997
Box: 26 Folder: 47
Parisi, Joseph, 1996
Box: 26 Folder: 48
Pettet, Simon, 1995 - 1996
Box: 26 Folder: 49
Riley, Denise, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 50
Salerno, Mark, 1995 - 1996
Box: 26 Folder: 51
Saroyan, Aram, 1996
Box: 26 Folder: 52
Scalapino, Leslie, 1995 - 1997
Box: 26 Folder: 53
Sparrow, 1995
Box: 26 Folder: 54
Stanford, David, 1994 - 1996
Box: 27 Folder: 1
Thomas, Lorenzo, 1996
Box: 27 Folder: 2
Trinidad, David, 1996
Box: 27 Folder: 3
Valaoritis, Nanos, 1996
Box: 27 Folder: 4
Waldman, Anne, 1995 - 1997
Box: 27 Folder: 5
Warsh, Lewis, 1996 - 1997
Box: 27 Folder: 6
Wolf, Reva, 1994 - 1995

Accession Processed in 2003

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) CORRESPONDENCE: A continuation of the earlier accessions, with materials dating mostly from the late 1990s through 2001. It includes correspondence with many prominent artists and writers, as well as a number of younger writers. The largest files are from Katy Lederer, Eleanor Nauen, Leslie Scalapino, Eleni Sikelianos, and Anne Waldman. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Box: 28 Folder: 1
Abbott, Alysia, 1999
Box: 28 Folder: 2
Adnan, Etel, 1998 - 1999
Box: 28 Folder: 3
Alcalay, Ammiel, 1997 - 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 4
Baude, Dawn Michelle, 2000 - 2001
Box: 28 Folder: 5
Benson, Steve, 1999 - 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 6
Bergvall, Caroline, 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 7
Berkson, Bill, 1995 - 1998
Box: 28 Folder: 8
Bernstein, Charles, 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 9
Brook, James, 1997 - 1998

Includes excerpts from reclaiming San Francisco, ed. James Brook: "Weather and Repetition."

Box: 28 Folder: 10
Brown, Pam, 1998 - 2001
Box: 28 Folder: 11
Burckhardt, Rudy, undated
Box: 28 Folder: 12
Burckhardt, Yvonne Jacquette, 1998 - 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 13
Carey, Tom, 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 14
Cataldo, Susan, 1998 - 1999

Includes "The Mother Journal" (excerpt).

Box: 28 Folder: 15
Clark, Angelica, 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 16
Clark, Tom, 1998 - 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 17
Codrescu, Andrei, 1999
Box: 28 Folder: 18
Collom, Jack, 1997 - 2000

Includes poems and drawings.

Box: 28 Folder: 19
Corbett, Bill (editor of Grand Street), 1997 - 1998
Box: 28 Folder: 20
Creeley, Robert, 1998 - 1999
Box: 28 Folder: 21
Croggon, Alison, 2001
Box: 28 Folder: 22
Dalrymple-Hollo, Jane, 1997 - 1998

Includes pen-and-ink artwork.

Box: 28 Folder: 23
Dickison, Steve, 1996
Box: 28 Folder: 24
Dorn, Ed, 1997

Includes "Le Drouot a Metro Richelieu (23 Juin, 1992)".

Box: 28 Folder: 25
Downing, Brandon, 1999
Box: 28 Folder: 26
Duerden, Richard, 1998
Box: 28 Folder: 27
DuPlessis, Rachel Blau, 1999 - 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 28
Durand, Marcella, 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 29
Elmslie, Kenward, 1998 - 2001
Box: 28 Folder: 30
Eshleman, Clayton, 1995 - 1998
Box: 28 Folder: 31
Evans, Thomas, 1997 - 1998
Box: 28 Folder: 32
Fourcade, Dominique, 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 33
Friedman, Ed (artistic director, The Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church), 1997

Includes proof of Notley's "Half-Dome With Symmetrical Angels" (broadside).

Box: 28 Folder: 34
Frym, Gloria, 1998
Box: 28 Folder: 35
Gizzi, Peter, 1998 - 1999
Box: 28 Folder: 36
Granary Books, 1998

Includes proof of cover for Ted Berrigan: An Annotated Checklist.

Box: 28 Folder: 37
Griffiths, Bill (Eric Mottram Archive), 1998
Box: 28 Folder: 38
Hall, John and Angela, 1999
Box: 28 Folder: 39
Harwood, Lee, 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 40
Hawkins, Ralph, 1998 - 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 41
Hejinian, Lyn, 1998 - 2001

Includes "Figuring Out."

Box: 28 Folder: 42
Hillman, Brenda, 2001
Box: 28 Folder: 43
Hollo, Anselm and Jane Dalrymple-Hollo, 1995 - 2000

See also Dalrymple-Hollo, Jane.

Box: 28 Folder: 44
Holman, Bob, 2001
Box: 28 Folder: 45
Hunt, Ian, 2000
Box: 28 Folder: 46
Hyner, Stefan, 1999
Box: 28 Folder: 47
Jewel Heart (Center for Tibetan Culture and Buddhist Studies), 1997

Memorial for Allen Ginsburg.

Box: 28 Folder: 48
Johnson, Nicholas (Etruscan Books), 1995 - 2001

Includes "Certificate that Purchase the Past Easily and On Our Own Terms."

Box: 28 Folder: 49
Jones, Miriam, 1995

Includes "If I had a Pig I Would Cry Over It."

Box: 28 Folder: 50
Jones, Patricia Spears, 1996 - 2000

Includes "All Saint's Day" and "Days of Awe."

Box: 29 Folder: 1
Joris, Pierre, 1996
Box: 29 Folder: 2
Keelan, Claudia, 2000 - 2001
Box: 29 Folder: 3
Killian, Kevin, 1999 - 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 4
Koch, Kenneth, 1996 - 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 5
Kyger, Joanne, 1997 - 2001

Includes "Living a Spiritual Life in the Woods."

Box: 29 Folder: 6
Lederer, Katy, 1996 - 1999

Includes miscellaneous poems.

Box: 29 Folder: 7
Lewis, Joel and Sandy Flitterman, 1998

Includes miscellaneous poems.

Box: 29 Folder: 8
Lopez, Tony, 1999
Box: 29 Folder: 9
Luoma, Bill, 1998
Box: 29 Folder: 10
Maurer-Alvarez, Pansy, 1995 - 2001
Box: 29 Folder: 11
McNaughton, Duncan, 1998

Includes "In the Old City."

Box: 29 Folder: 12
Mesmer, Sharon, 1999
Box: 29 Folder: 13
Middleton, Peter, 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 14
Mikolowski, Ann, 1999
Box: 29 Folder: 15
Milne, Drew, 1997

Includes "The Eclipse of the Ear."

Box: 29 Folder: 16
Mlinko, Ange, 1999

Includes "Irrational Superballs."

Box: 29 Folder: 17
Moriarty, Laura, 1998
Box: 29 Folder: 18
Moxley, Jennifer and Steve Evans, 1999 - 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 19
Mulford, Wendy, 1997 - 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 20
Myles, Eileen, 1999 - 2000

Includes "Seattle Harbor" and "Milk."

Box: 29 Folder: 21
Nauen, Elinor and Johnny Stanton, 1994 - 1999
Box: 29 Folder: 22
Nguyen, Hoa, 1998 - 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 23
Nisbet, Jim, 1999 - 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 24
Opstedal, Kevin, 1994 - 1998
Box: 29 Folder: 25
Padgett, Ron, 1997 - 2001
Box: 29 Folder: 26
Penberthy, Jenny, 1999 - 2001
Box: 29 Folder: 27
Pettet, Simon, 1996 - 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 28
Prevallet, Kristin, 1999
Box: 29 Folder: 29
Quatermain, Peter and Meredith, 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 30
Riley, Denise, 1999 - 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 31
Riley, Peter and Beryl, 1998 - 2001
Box: 29 Folder: 32
Robb, Graham, 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 33
Rosenthal, Robert, 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 34
Rothenberg, Jerry and Diane, 1997 - 1999
Box: 29 Folder: 35
Russo, Linda, 1998
Box: 29 Folder: 36
Sadoff, Ira, undated
Box: 29 Folder: 37
Salerno, Mark (editor, Arshile), 1998
Box: 29 Folder: 38
Saroyan, Aram, 1996 - 2000

Includes "For Alice Notley."

Box: 29 Folder: 39
Savage, Tom, 2000
Box: 29 Folder: 40
Scalapino, Leslie, 1997 - 1999

Includes "I Romance Comic Book - Noh Play," from Orchid Jetsam and "From Orchid Jetsam - A Dee Goda Mystery."

Box: 29 Folder: 41
Scalapino, Leslie, 2000 - 2001
Box: 30 Folder: 1
Schelling, Andrew, 2000
Box: 30 Folder: 2
Schiff, Harris, 2000
Box: 30 Folder: 3
Schneeman, Elio, 1997
Box: 30 Folder: 4
Schneeman, Katie and George, 1995 - 2000
Box: 30 Folder: 5
Schneider, David, 1999
Box: 30 Folder: 6
Schuchat, Simon, 2001
Box: 30 Folder: 7
Sikelianos, Eleni, 1995 - 2001
Box: 30 Folder: 8
Skinner, Jonathan, 2000
Box: 30 Folder: 9
Slovak, Paul, 2000
Box: 30 Folder: 10
Smith, Dale, 1995 - 1997

Includes "Poetry and Crisis in Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons," "Song That I Be Near," "Definition of Art," and "Montana."

Box: 30 Folder: 11
Spahr, Juliana, 1998 - 2001
Box: 30 Folder: 12
Stanford, David (editor, Viking Penguin), undated
Box: 30 Folder: 13
Stanton, Johnny, 1994
Box: 30 Folder: 14
Swensen, Cole, ca. 1999
Box: 30 Folder: 15
Talisman House, Publishers (Ed Foster, editor), 1997 - 2000

Includes interview with Alice Notley by Ed Foster.

Box: 30 Folder: 16
Tarlo, Harriet, 1998 - 1999
Box: 30 Folder: 17
Thesen, Sharon, 1999 - 2000
Box: 30 Folder: 18
Thomas, Heather, 1998 - 2001

Includes "Interview with Alice Notley by Heather Thomas."

Box: 30 Folder: 19
Thomas, Lorenzo, 1999
Box: 30 Folder: 20
Trinidad, David, 1998 - 1999
Box: 30 Folder: 21
Vaughn, Vittoria, 1999
Box: 30 Folder: 22
Waldman, Anne, 1994 - 1998

Includes "Notes on Sitting Beside A Noble Corpse...," "Last Days, Hours," "Alice's Street Near the Palace," and other miscellaneous poems.

Box: 30 Folder: 23
Waldman, Anne, 1999 - 2001

Includes "Mild Times You Mean Violent All the Great Men Dying."

Box: 30 Folder: 24
Whalen, Philip, 1999
Box: 30 Folder: 25
Wheeler, Susan, undated
Box: 30 Folder: 26
Unidentified correspondents

WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) WRITINGS: Drafts and typescripts of published books, as well as essays. Included are materials for Homer's Art (1990), Desamere (1995), Descent of Alette (1996), Mysteries of Small Houses (1988), and Disobedience (2001). Arranged chronologically.

Box: 31 Folder: 1
Diamond Necklace, 1977
Box: 31 Folder: 2
Homer's Art (1990) - "White Phosphorous" drafts, ca. 1988
Box: 31 Folder: 3
Feminine Epic, 1995

Drafts. Talk given at New York State Writers Institute, SUNY Albany on October 1995.

Box: 31 Folder: 4
Close to Me... and Closer (The Language of Heaven) (1995) - First typescript
Box: 31 Folder: 5-6
Desamere (1995) - Drafts
Box: 31 Folder: 7
Descent of Alette (1996)

Drafts and discards.

Box: 31 Folder: 8
Byzantine Parables, 1998

Published in Poetical Histories No. 45, Cambridge. Includes page proofs and correspondence.

Box: 31 Folder: 9
Lauren Baudes Studio exhibition notes, 1998
Box: 31 Folder: 10-11
Mysteries of Small Houses (1998) - Typescripts
Box: 32 Folder: 1-2
Disobedience (2001) - Early typescript
Box: 32 Folder: 3-4
Disobedience (2001) - Final typescript
Oversize: FB-352 Folder: 13
Disobedience (2001) - Cover proofs
Box: 32 Folder: 5
Penguin Putnam Inc. letter re: Disobedience jacket design, 2001 July 12
Box: 32 Folder: 6
American Poetic Music at the Moment drafts, undated
Box: 32 Folder: 7
Voice - Drafts, undated

NOTEBOOKS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 8) NOTEBOOKS: Includes a number of small and large notebooks dating from roughly 1988-1997. These notebooks contain notes and drafts for various essays and poems published in Disobedience (2001), as well as her book, Coming After (2005), published by Ann Arbor Press. Arranged chronologically.

Box: 33 Folder: 1
Notebook, ca. 1988

Includes notes and drafts for essays published in journals and to be published in Coming After. Also includes the essay "Voice."

Box: 33 Folder: 2
Notebook, 1994 April

Includes notes and drafts of essays published in journals and to be published in Coming After.

Box: 33 Folder: 3-5
Notebooks, ca. 1994 May-1995 May

Includes notes and draft materials for Disobedience.

Box: 34 Folder: 1
Notes for essays, 1996 October

Includes notes and drafts for essays published in journals and to be published in Coming After.

Box: 34 Folder: 2
Notebook, undated

Includes notes and drafts for essays and poems published in journals and to be published in Coming After.

GARE DU NORD PRODUCTION MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 9) GARE DU NORD PRODUCTION MATERIALS: Papers related to the publishing of the literary magazine which Notley and her husband, Douglas Oliver, founded and edited from 1997 through 1999. It contains correspondence, manuscripts and paste-ups associated with each issue, and is arranged chronologically by issue. Within each issue, however, the materials are arranged alphabetically according to the authors' last names.

Box: 34 Folder: 3
Volume 1/1 (1997) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1997 - 1998

Part 1. Baude, Dawn Michelle; Burckhardt, Rudy; Collom Jack; Duncan, Andrew; Griffiths, Bill, Hollo, Anselm; Johnson, Nicholas; Klein, Ishmael; and Lake, Grace (Anna).

Box: 34 Folder: 4
Volume 1/1 (1997) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1997 - 1998

Part 2. Lederer, Katy; Leonard, Tom; Lopez, Tony; Marriott, David; and Miles, Patrick.

Box: 34 Folder: 5
Volume 1/1 (1997) - Paste-up, 1997
Box: 34 Folder: 6
Volume 1/2 - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1996 - 1998

Part 1. Berrigan, Edmund; Buckhardt, Yvonne Jacquette; Duncan, Andrew; Griffiths, Bill (translations of Judy Kemenczky); Hawkins, Ralph; Healey, Linda; Hollo, Anselm; Jarnot, Lisa; Kyger, Joanne; Milne, Drew; Mulford, Wendy; and Padgett, Ron; and Riley, Peter.

Box: 34 Folder: 7
Volume 1/2 - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1996 - 1998

Part 2. Rothenberg, Jerry; Schneeman, George; Vaughn, Victtoria; Williamson, Aaron; Wing, Alicia; and Zivanavic, Nina.

Box: 34 Folder: 8
Volume 1/2 (1998) - Paste-up, 1998
Box: 34 Folder: 9
Volume 1/3 (1998) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1998

Part 1. Baker, Tony; Brook, James; Cierzo, Thomas; Crozier, Andrew; Herbert, William; Hollo, Anselm; Howe, Fanny; Joris, Pierre; and Marriott, David.

Box: 34 Folder: 10
Volume 1/3 (1998) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1998

Part 2. Moorcock, Michael; Notley, Alice; Portugal, Anne; Rosenthal, Bob; Scalapino, Leslie; Wagner, Catherine; and Wilkinson, John.

Box: 34 Folder: 11
Volume 1/3 (1998) - Paste-up, 1998
Box: 35 Folder: 1
Volume 1/3 (1998) - Psychic questionnaire, 1997 - 1998
Box: 35 Folder: 2
Volume 2/1 (1998) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1998 - 1999

Part 1. Adman, Etel; Ball, David; Burckhardt, Rudy; Clark, Tom; Corcoran, Kelvin, DeWit, Johan; Frym, Gloria; Gladman, Renee; Hall, John; Lewis, Joel; Manson, Peter; Margolis, Elinor; Millet, Laure; Moorcock, Michael; Notley, Alice; Saroyan, Aram; and Schelling, Andrew.

Box: 35 Folder: 3
Volume 2/1 (1998) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1998 - 1999

Part 2. Sinclair, Ian; Smith, Rod; Staffolino, Chris; and Waldman, Anne.

Box: 35 Folder: 4
Volume 2/1 (1998) - Paste-up, 1998
Box: 35 Folder: 5
Volume 2/1 (1998) - "Poetry: Love It, Hate It" (questionnaire responses), 1999
Box: 35 Folder: 6
Volume 2/2 (1999) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1998 - 1999

Part 1. Brook, James; Burnstead, Leslie; Caddel, Richard; Cataldo, susan; Collom, Jack; Conant, Jeff; Corcoran, Kelvin; DuPlessis, Rachel; Griffiths, Bill; Holloway, Rob; Keelan, Claudia; and Luna, Christopher.

Box: 35 Folder: 7
Volume 2/2 (1999) - Correspondence and manuscripts, 1998 - 1999

Part 2. Notley, Alice; Pepper, Karen; Pettet, Simon; Riley, Peter; Robinson, Kit; Skinner, Jonathan; and Sutherland, Keston.

Box: 35 Folder: 8
Volume 2/2 (1999) - Edited manuscripts and notes, 1999
Box: 35 Folder: 9
Volume 2/2 (1999) - Paste-up, 1999
Box: 35 Folder: 10
Volume 2/2 (1999) - Poetic Risk (questionnaire responses), 1999
Box: 35 Folder: 11
Miscellaneous correspondence and subscriptions, 1997 - 1999

A - Z.

ARTWORK

Scope and Content of Series

Series 10) ARTWORK. Arranged in two subseries: A) Fans and Collages, and B) Miscellaneous.

A) Fans and Collages: Works which contain collage-like elements, including a number of fans decorated with paint. Many of the works include everyday objects, such as a key, beads, lace, and stamps, as well as cut-out pieces from magazines. Arranged alphabetically by title.

B) Miscellaneous: Pages from Notley's sketchbooks. Many of these works are done in pen-and-ink and watercolor, but other media are used as well. Also included are flyers for poetry readings which Notley created and works for Ted Berrigan and Douglas Oliver. Arranged alphabetically.

Fans and Collages

Box: 36 Folder: 1
Anniversary card - "For Ted"

Pen-and-ink and collage.

Oversize: FB-386 Folder: 1
Big fan

Fan with paint and collage (flowers and small fan).

Oversize: FB-385 Folder: 7
Cigar Box

Wooden cigar box with collage inside (lace, stamps, feathers, coins, etc).

Oversize: FB-385 Folder: 6
Collage, 1985

Collage on cardboard and with red lace heart and painting.

Oversize: FB-385 Folder: 2
Dark Thought Postcard

Paint, collage text ("You cannot discourage your wingspread").

Oversize: FB-388 Folder: 2
Fan with wheel

Fan with silver and black paint and collage (gold wheel, green pieces and bird).

Oversize: FB-387 Folder: 2
Feather flute fan

Silver-painted round fan with tube attached to handle and feather glued to fan.

Oversize: FB-385 Folder: 8
Four Roses

Painting/collage on wood.

Oversize: FB-387 Folder: 3
Glass Church

Fan with pieces of glass and picture of church. Collage and paint.

Oversize: FB-388 Folder: 1
Lo Fan

Fan with gold paint, black lace, marker and collage (LO in wooden scrabble letters, stamps and beads).

Oversize: FB-389 Folder: 1
Mask

Collage and silver paint (bird-face mask).

Oversize: FB-385 Folder: 5
Rhythmic Frame

Collage on cardboard. Gold text ("Defies You: The Rhythmic Frame"), black sequins and flowers.

Oversize: FB-387 Folder: 1
Sculpture with key

Wood with gold paint, collage, beads and key.

Oversize: FB-385 Folder: 1
Shoes and Panties Collage

Collage and marker on cardboard.

Oversize: FB-385 Folder: 3-4
Works for Doug - "Commes nous" and Happy Birthday card

Miscellaneous

Box: 36 Folder: 2
1967 Game Calendar - Drawings by Joe Brainard and words by Alice Notley

Presumably not a collaboration - Notley has whited-out the printed texts, providing her own commentary on Brainard's drawings.

Oversize: FB-352 Folder: 14
Bombay Gin

Pen-and-ink (sketch of woman).

Box: 36 Folder: 3
Diary of drawings, 1983 - 1984
Box: 36 Folder: 4
Flyers for poetry readings and book covers (designed and painted by Notley)

Also includes watercolors, pen-and-ink drawings, etc.

Oversize: FB-352 Folder: 15
Large watercolors

On Painter's pallette-shaped paper.

Box: 36 Folder: 5
Postcards - Pencil, pen-and-ink, paint on printed postcards by Ted Berrigan, George Schneeman, and Dick Jerome, ca. 1982

Includes postcards inscribed by Kenward Elmslie.

Box: 36 Folder: 6
Sketchpad works

Pen-and-ink, crayon and watercolors.

Box: 36 Folder: 7
Watercolors
Box: 36 Folder: 8
Works for Doug

Includes birthday cards, collages and drawings.

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 11) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS: Flyers and announcements for readings and conferences in which Notley participated, as well as some unidentified items.

Box: 36 Folder: 9
Readings - Flyers and announcements, ca. 1995-1997
Oversize: FB-352 Folder: 16
Unidentified color copies of painting

Accession Processed in 2011

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 12) CORRESPONDENCE: Materials dating primarily from 2000-2010, arranged alphabetically. Some highlights include correspondence with Edmund Berrigan regarding the poems of Ted Berrigan; Leslie Scalapino; Eleni Sikelianos; and Anne Waldman.

Box: 37 Folder: 1
A, B - Miscellaneous
Box: 37 Folder: 2
Adnan, Etel, 1989-2005
Box: 37 Folder: 3
Alvarez-Maurer, Pansy, 2002-2010
Box: 37 Folder: 4
Baude, Dawn, 2001-2005
Box: 37 Folder: 5
Berrigan, Edmund, 2001-2002
Box: 37 Folder: 6
Berrigan, Edmund - re: The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan, 2001-2005
Box: 37 Folder: 7
Berrigan, Edmund - re: The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan, 2008
Box: 37 Folder: 8
Brown, Pam, 2001-2004
Box: 37 Folder: 9
C - Miscellaneous
Box: 37 Folder: 10
Cataldo, Susan, 1998-2001
Box: 37 Folder: 11
Collom, Jack, 2001-2008
Box: 37 Folder: 12
Creeley, Robert, 2004-2005
Box: 37 Folder: 13
D - Miscellaneous
Box: 37 Folder: 14
Dorn, Jenny, 2002-2007
Box: 37 Folder: 15
Dubris, Maggie, 2002-2003
Box: 37 Folder: 16
DuPlessis, Rachel Blau, 2001-2004
Box: 37 Folder: 17
Evans, Steve, 2001-2004
Box: 37 Folder: 18
F - Miscellaneous
Box: 37 Folder: 19
Fagin, Betsy, 2003-2004
Box: 37 Folder: 20
Foster, Ed, 2001-2005
Box: 37 Folder: 21
G - Miscellaneous
Box: 37 Folder: 22
Gizzi, Peter, 2003-2004
Box: 37 Folder: 23
Gladman, Renee, 2002-2006
Box: 37 Folder: 24
H - Miscellaneous
Box: 37 Folder: 25
Hollo, Anselm, 2001-2003
Box: 37 Folder: 26
J, K - Miscellaneous
Box: 37 Folder: 27
Keelan, Claudia, 2002-2004
Box: 37 Folder: 28
Koch, Kenneth (About Koch), 2000-2003
Box: 37 Folder: 29
Levitsky, Rachel, 2002
Box: 37 Folder: 30
Lewis, Joel, 2004-2005
Box: 37 Folder: 31
M - Miscellaneous
Box: 37 Folder: 32
Mesmer, Sharon, 2002
Box: 37 Folder: 33
Mikolowski, Ken, 2002-2004
Box: 37 Folder: 34
Moure, Erin, 2003-2005
Box: 37 Folder: 35
Moxley, Jennifer, 2003-2009
Box: 37 Folder: 36
Myles, Eileen, 2001-2005
Box: 37 Folder: 37
Nelson, Maggie, 2002-2004
Box: 38 Folder: 1
O, P, Q - Miscellaneous
Box: 38 Folder: 2
Padgett, Ron, 2001-2007
Box: 38 Folder: 3
Pettet, Simon, 2001-2009
Box: 38 Folder: 4
Pollet, Sylvester, 2002-2005
Box: 38 Folder: 5
R - Miscellaneous
Box: 38 Folder: 6
Rifkin, Libbie, 1999-2003
Box: 38 Folder: 7
Riley, Denise, 2000-2005
Box: 38 Folder: 8
S - Miscellaneous
Box: 38 Folder: 9
Samuels, Lisa, 2003-2010