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Abstract

Edith Jarolim's project files for her two editions of Paul Blackburn's works, The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn and The Parallel Voyages. Included are photocopies of Blackburn's correspondence and manuscripts deposited in other libraries and Jarolim's correspondence with Blackburn's family and friends. Also of interest are her copious notes on the composition of each of Blackburn's poems. The research items on Paul Blackburn date between 1934 and 1975, while the material related to her publications date between 1981-1985.

Biography

American literary scholar trained at New York University and editor of two posthumous editions of Paul Blackburn's poetry.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Edith Jarolim Collection is a valuable resource for researchers seeking information on the life and work of Paul Blackburn and those who are interested in the process of editing a collected work. The materials occupy 4.4 linear feet. Included are photocopies of correspondence by Paul Blackburn and by Edith Jarolim and photocopies of Blackburn's work contained in other institutional and private manuscript collections consulted by Jarolim. The collection also contains production materials for The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn published in 1985. The Paul Blackburn items span the years 1934 to 1975, while the book production materials and related correspondence date between 1981-1985. The collection is arranged in two series: 1) RESEARCH MATERIALS and 2) BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS.

SERIES ONE: RESEARCH MATERIALS

The first series, RESEARCH MATERIALS, is divided into two subseries: A) Subject Files: The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn and B) Subject Files: Miscellaneous.

The first subseries contains the research files Jarolim used and correspondence she wrote while preparing The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn. Included in this series are photocopies of the earliest known typescripts of Blackburn's poems and letters written to or by Blackburn. Jarolim photocopied most of the material in this series from manuscript collections from libraries and individuals around the nation. The photocopies date between 1934 and 1975. This subseries also includes correspondence between Jarolim and Blackburn's family, colleagues and friends. The Jarolim correspondence is dated 1981-1985.

Also included in this subseries are several hundred notecards filled with Jarolim's research notes on Blackburn's poems. The notecards record the name of Blackburn's poems, the date and location of the poem's composition, and the sources Jarolim used to verify this information. The notecards have been placed at the beginning of this subseries. The manuscript material and Jarolim correspondence is arranged alphabetically according to the institution or individual the material originated from, and then chronologically.

The second subseries, Subject Files: Miscellaneous, contains research material compiled by Jarolim that is not clearly linked to her editing of The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn. Included in this subseries are photocopies of published books and articles written by Paul Blackburn with Jarolim's annotations and miscellaneous articles about Paul Blackburn. Also included are research materials, such as copies of Blackburn manuscript collections, notes and correspondence that Jarolim compiled while editing The Parallel Voyages (1987). This subseries is arranged so that the articles about and by Blackburn are placed at the beginning and are followed by the photocopies of Blackburn's published manuscripts, arranged alphabetically by title. The research material for The Parallel Voyages is placed at the end.

SERIES TWO: BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS

The second series, BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS contains correspondence, typescripts, art work, galley pages and page proofs for The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn. The material in this series is arranged so that it mirrors the book production process from beginning to end.

RESEARCH MATERIALS

Subject Files: Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn

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1 1 Correspondence, A-Z, 1980 - 1982.
1 2 Dated type samples of Paul Blackburn manuscripts and letters, 1930 - 1970.
Notecards.
1 3 FB-078-01 1958-1971.
1 3 Editing, books and articles.
1 3 Miscellaneous.
1 3 Posthumous anthologies.
1 3 Anthologies.
1 3 Broadsides.
1 3 Bibliography.
1 3 Poetry.
1 3 Black binder journals.
1 4 Abrams, Sue.
1 5 Allen, Donald. New American Poetry file.
1 6 Ararat Magazine (Leo Hamilton), 1982.
1 7 Black Sparrow Press, 1981.
1 8-9 Blackburn, Freddie, 1959, 1980-1983.
1 10-11 Blackburn, Sara, 1980-1984 & undated.
1 12-13 Blackburn, William Gordon, 1930 - 1981.
1 14 Brown University. Kinter File and Harris Collection, 1951 - 1980.
1 15 Byrd, Bobby, 1969 - 1982.
1 16 City University of New York (David Ignatow), 1982.
1 17 Cole, William.
Columbia University.
1 18 Cape Goliard Press (Barry Hall and Tom Raworth), 1966 - 1969.
1 19 Tom Dotten file, 1969.
1 20 Dowden file, 1967.
1 21 Leah Salisbury file, 1962.
1 24 Corman, Cid, 1981.
1 25 Cornell University Libraries, 1964 - 1982.
1 26 Dawson, Fielding, 1981 - 1984.
1 27 DeLoach, Allen.
1 28 Dicker, Harold, 1980 - 1981.
1 29 Doyle, Mike. Tuatara file, 1969.
1 30 Elizabeth Press (James Weil), 1981.
1 31 Freed, Ray, 1981 - 1983.
George Arents Research Library.
1 32 1956 - 1968.
1 33 Grove Press file I.
2 1 Grove Press file II.
2 2 Griffith, E.V. Hearse file, 1958.
2 3 Humanities Research Center. El Corno Emplumado file.
2 4 Indiana University, 1980 - 1983.
Indiana University, Lilly Library.
2 5 Cid Corman file, 1953 - 1981.
2 6 Le Roi Jones file, Totem Press.
2 7 Poetry file, 1950.
2 8 Kent State University, 1962 - 1981.
2 9 Kent State University. D.A. Levy file, 1966.
2 10 Klass, Rosanne, 1980.
2 11 Lauffer, Don. Brown paper file, 1963 - 1981.
2 12 Laughlin, James. New Directions file, 1956 - 1981.
2 13 Lindawood, Mark. A Brief Biography of Paul Blackburn.
Contains both typescript and correspondence
2 14 Middlebury College. Bronfman, Blackburn file, 1954 - 1957.
2 15 New York Times query for Paul Blackburn materials, 1980.
New York University, Fales Collection.
2 16 Angel Hair file, 1968.
2 17 Camels Coming file, 1965 - 1966.
2 18 Caterpillar file, 1966.
2 19 El Corno Empleado file, 1965 - 1981.
2 20 Outburst files, 1961.
2 21 Software file.
2 22 New York University. Origin, 2nd series file, 1962 - 1966.
2 23 New York University. Rosenthal, M.L., 1978 - 1982.
2 24 Olson, Toby, 1967 - 1982.
2 25-26 Penn State. Black Sparrow Press file.
Contains correspondence between Paul Blackburn and J. Martin.
FB-006-06-07 Penn State. Black Sparrow Press file.
Early Selected Y Mas (file II) - typescripts. Early Selected Y Mas (file III) - galley proofs.
2 27 Penn State University, Charles Mann, 1981 - 1982.
2 28 Poetry Now, E.V. Griffith, 1958 - 1981.
2 29 Raiziss, Sonia, 1982.
2 30 Raworth, Tom, 1981 - 1982.
2 31 Reynolds, Tim, 1969 - 1970.
2 32 Rochester Insitute of Technology, Sam Abrams, 1981 - 1982.
Rothenberg, Jerome.
2 33 1959 - 1971.
2 34 Poems from the Floating World file.
2 35 Some/Thing file.
2 36 Sam Houston State University. Wild Fox file, 1982.
Simon Fraser University.
2 37 1964 - 1981.
3 1 Coyote Journal file.
3 2 Io file.
3 3 Michael McClure file.
3 4 Open Letter file.
3 5 State University of New York, Albany. Carol Berge, 1981.
State University of New York, Buffalo.
3 6 1956.
3 7 Athanor file.
3 8 R.J. Bertholf file, 1981 - 1982.
3 9 Kayak file, 1965.
3 10 Robert Kelly file.
3 11 State University of New York, Cortland, 1980.
3 12 State University of New York at Stony Brook. Walter Homady, Perishable Press, 1967 - 1980.
3 13 Syracuse University. Edward Lyon, 1980 - 1982.
3 14 UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, City Lights file, 1955 - 1967.
UC San Diego.
3 15 Blackburn collection, find list [outdated].
3 16 First line indexes of Blackburn poems.
3 17-18 Blackburn Collection, folder by folder listing of contents, 1945 - 1971.
3 19 University of Calgary, Tish and Imago records, 1955 - 1982.
University of Connecticut.
3 20 Jim Koller file, 1966 - 1972.
3 21 Charles Olson file, 1952 - 1966.
3 22 Joel Oppenheimer file, 1953 - 1968.
3 23 Ed Sanders file.
3 24 University of Illinois at Chicago, Circle file, 1950 - 1981.
3 25 University of Michigan.
3 26 University of Texas, Austin.
Washington University. Robert Creeley file.
3 27 1951 - 1970.
Contains correspondence with Paul Blackburn.
4 1 1980 - 1983, 1980 - 1983.
4 2 General file.
4 3 University of Virginia, Robert Vas Dias papers, 1969 - 1983.
4 4 Vas Dias, Robert, 1979 - 1982.
Washington University.
4 5 Walter Hamady \ Perishable Press file.
4 6 Robert Sward file.
4 7 Woodward, Katherine. Document for New Poetry, Paul Blackburn, a Checklist, 1980.
4 8 Yale University Library, 1962 - 1982.

Subject Files: Miscellaneous

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4 9-10 FB-006-05 Articles--miscellaneous about Paul Blackburn.
4 11 Miscellaneous articles by Paul Blackburn.
4 12-13 Cities - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1970.
4 14-15 Dissolving Fabric - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1955, 1966.
4 16-17 Early Selected Y Mas - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1952 - 1964.
4 18 Halfway Down the Coast - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1975.
4 19 In On or About the Premises - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1968.
4 20 Journals - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1975.
5 1 Nets - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1961.
5 2 Reardon Stompout Poems - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1967.
5 3 Sing Song - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations, 1966.
5 4 Miscellaneous books by Blackburn - Photocopies of pages with E. Jarolim annotations.
5 5-6 Research materials used for The Parallel Voyages, 1987.

BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS

Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn

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5 7 Correspondence re: publication, UC Press and Persea.
5 8 Foreword.
5 9 Table of contents, index and literary criticism on Blackburn's poetry.
5 10 Typescript drafts of introduction.
5 11-15 Poems selected for Collected Poems, photocopies with Jarolim's annotations, 1948 - 1968.
6 1 Poems selected for Collected Poems, photocopies with Jarolim's annotations, 1969 - 1971.
6 2-10 Manuscript (photocopies) with Jarolim annotations.
6 11 Typescript for publisher, typed from xeroxed manuscript pp. 145-199.
7 1-12 Typescript for publisher, typed from xeroxed manuscript pp. 200-962.
7 13-15 Artwork.
8 1-6 Galley proofs, first pass with corrections.
8 7-10 Galley proofs, second pass with corrections, galleys 1-229.
9 1-2 Galley proofs, second pass with corrections, galleys 230-357.
9 3-5 Galley proofs, third pass proofs.
9 6-10 Page proofs, before artwork.


Finding aid generated: 2012-08-30