Abstract

Papers of Harry Northup, Los Angeles poet, screen actor, and editor and founding member of Cahuenga Press. The papers largely comprise Northup's literary correspondence; his writings, including notebooks and journals, working papers, poem drafts, and manuscripts for collected published works, such as materials for THE RAGGED VERTICAL and REUNIONS; and materials related to his acting career. Of particular significance are Northup's notebooks which often chronicle and reflect his experiences as a screen actor. The collection documents Northup's talks and poetry readings with audiocassette and videocassette recordings and documents his work as an editor and founding member of the Cahuenga Press. Also included are photographs, newspaper clippings from his early stage acting career, and theater memorabilia. The papers are arranged in twelve series: 1) ORIGINAL FINDING AID, 2) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 3) CORRESPONDENCE, 4) WRITINGS, 5) TALKS AND READINGS, 6) TEACHING MATERIALS, 7) NOTEBOOKS, 8) CAHUENGA PRESS, 9) FILM AND TELEVISION SCRIPTS, 10) AUDIO CASSETTE RECORDINGS, 11) VIDEO RECORDINGS, and 12) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

Biography

Harry E. Northup was born in Amarillo, Texas, on September 2, 1940, and grew up in Ordville and Sidney, Nebraska. Harry began acting at age 14 in community and high school theatre. After a brief tour of duty as a radioman in the U.S. Navy between 1958-1961 he attended Nebraska State Teachers College at Kearney, where he performed in leading roles. In 1962, he worked in summer stock, where he got his Equity card. In 1963, Northup moved to New York City where he met Leland Hickman in Frank Corsaro's Method acting class. Hickman introduced him to poetry.

After moving to Los Angeles, Northup acted in film and television roles to support his career as a poet with parts in Martin Scorsese's first six films including TAXI DRIVER and MEAN STREETS. He has acted in over thirty-six films, numerous television shows and series, and has worked with directors such as Jonathan Demme, who directed PHILADELPHIA and THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.

Northup's first book of poetry entitled AMARILLO BORN was published in 1966. He has had seven additional volumes of collected works published including THE JON VOIGHT POEMS (circa 1973), EROS ASH (circa 1976), ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL (1982), THE IMAGES WE POSSESS KILL THE CAPTURING (1988), THE RAGGED VERTICAL (1996), REUNIONS (2001), and GREATEST HITS, 1966-2001 (2002). Northup's poetry has appeared in small magazines and literary journals, especially TEMBLOR and BACHY. His work is diaristic in nature, drawing from life and emotional experiences, and often emphasizes the long poem. In 1985, Northup completed his bachelor's degree in English from California State University, Northridge, where he studied verse with Ann Stanford.

Two of Northup's books, THE RAGGED VERTICAL and REUNIONS, were published by Cahuenga Press, which he co-founded in 1989. The press was created in order to promote and inspire the work of its founders, Harry Northup, Holly Prado, Jimm Cushing, Phoebe MacAdams, Bill Mohr, and Celia Woloch. Northup works as an editor and writer at Cahuenga Press.

Along with the written word, Northup is an adamant supporter of the spoken word. New Alliance Records has released his "Personal Crime," new and selected poems from 1966-1991 on CD and cassette audio recordings and "Homes" on CD. He has participated in numerous public poetry readings and talks and organized a weekly on-going reading series entitled "Gasoline Alley Readings." Poets who participated include Holly Prado, Bill Mohr and Lewis MacAdams.

Harry Northup lives in Los Angeles with his wife, poet Holly Prado Northup.

Scope and Content

The papers of Harry Northup document Northup's career as a poet, editor and actor. The collection also illustrates his journal-like writing style, as defined by his notebooks, working poem drafts, and collected manuscripts. Materials also include literary and professional correspondence; biographical materials including photographs and memorabilia; spoken word readings with audio and videotapes; teaching materials; and a range of film and television screenplays. Northup's work as an editor is reflected in the Cahuenga Press materials, which includes organizational records and published works. The collection is arranged in twelve series: 1) ORIGINAL FINDING AID, 2) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 3) CORRESPONDENCE, 4) WRITINGS, 5) TALKS AND READINGS, 6) TEACHING MATERIALS, 7) NOTEBOOKS, 8) CAHUENGA PRESS, 9) FILM AND TELEVISION SCRIPTS, 10) AUDIO CASSETTE RECORDINGS, 11) VIDEO RECORDINGS, and 12) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

SERIES 1: ORIGINAL FINDING AID

The ORIGINAL FINDING AID series contains a detailed description of the original box list contents organized and written by Northup. Many of the pages were photocopied and included in the processed materials.

SERIES 2: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Included in the BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS series are mainly photographs of Northup spanning from his childhood to later Hollywood acting roles, early stage acting newspaper clippings, and personal memorabilia. The series is arranged alphabetically.

SERIES 3: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series, arranged alphabetically, contains letters from various family members and literary and professional colleagues.

SERIES 4: WRITINGS

The WRITINGS series is comprised of five subseries: A) Collected - Published, B) Poem Drafts, C) Poems Published In Magazines, D) Criticism, and E) Recording Scripts.

A) The Collected - Published subseries, arranged chronologically by publication date, contains working typescripts, edited drafts, page proofs, press releases, reviews, and other publication materials for seven out of eight published manuscripts with the exception of AMARILLO BORN (1966). The volumes include THE JON VOIGHT POEMS (1973), EROS ASH (1976), ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL (1982), THE IMAGES WE POSSESS KILL THE CAPTURING (1988), THE RAGGED VERTICAL (1996), REUNIONS (2001), and GREATEST HITS, 1966-2001 (2002).

B) The Poem Drafts subseries is arranged partially by date and partially in alphabetical order. Included are typescript drafts and notes of working papers dating from 1966-1999. Because Northup wrote in a diaristic style, the chronological order of the manuscripts was maintained. In some instances, groups of drafts were titled.

C) The Poems Published in Magazines subseries consists of copies of Northup's poems published in literary and local Los Angeles magazines. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by title of magazine.

D) The Criticism subseries contains copies of magazine articles where Northup is mentioned, quoted, or critiqued arranged by magazine title.

E) Included in the Recordings Scripts subseries are typescript drafts, reviews, and production materials of Northup's audio produced poetry collections. New Alliance Records released HOLLYWORD (1990), a compilation of several Los Angeles poets and two of Northup's individual works PERSONAL CRIME (1993) and HOMES (1994).

SERIES 5: TALKS AND READINGS

The TALKS AND READINGS series is arranged in two subseries: A) General and B) Individual Readings.

A) Included in the General subseries are reading announcements, notes, and correspondence related to spoken word events Northup participated in between 1977-2002.

B) The Individual Readings subseries, arranged alphabetically, is composed of promotional materials related to spoken word events Northup helped organize and participate in between 1979-2002. Included is the organizational material surrounding the Gasoline Alley Readings which Harry initiated in 1986 and the Small Presses in Los Angeles Festival in 1990.

SERIES 6: TEACHING MATERIALS

The TEACHING MATERIALS series, arranged alphabetically, consists of correspondence and notes concerning Northup's involvement as a guest lecturer in various literature and poetry courses at the University of California, Los Angeles and Irvine. He also contributed to community workshops at the California Rehabilitation Center and the Beyond Baroque Festival.

SERIES 7: NOTEBOOKS

The NOTEBOOKS series contains handwritten drafts of poems, notes, and journal entries dating from 1971-2000. The notebooks are arranged chronologically to maintain the original order of the collection and reflect the diaristic nature of the writings.

SERIES 8: CAHUENGA PRESS

The CAHUENGA PRESS series is arranged in two subseries: A) General and B) Published Works.

A) The first subseries documents Northup's administrative and literary role with the establishment and organization of the Cahuenga Press beginning in 1989. The group's original members Jimm Cushing, Phoebe MacAdams, Holly Prado, Celia Woloch, Bill Mohr, and Harry Northup developed the press in order to independently publish their writings. The materials include correspondence with authors and literary professionals, fundraising materials, meeting minutes, organizational history, photographs, press releases, and reading announcements.

B) The Published Works subseries, arranged by author, consists of typescript drafts, edited drafts, correspondence, press releases, and reviews of the poets published through Cahuenga Press. The Press also released anthologies by the late Ann Stanford, DREAMING THE GARDEN (2000) and Jonathan Cott, HOMELANDS (2000).

SERIES 9: FILM AND TELEVISION SCRIPTS

Series nine, arranged alphabetically by title, contains annotated screenplays and television scripts for Northup parts as a stage and screen actor from 1962-2002. The collection includes such films as THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, TAXI DRIVER, and PHILADELPHIA. The series also contains memorabilia from the film sets such as call logs and film reviews.

SERIES 10: AUDIO CASSETTE RECORDINGS

The AUDIO CASSETTE RECORDINGS series contains selected voice recorded readings and documentations of Northup's own poetry and of others, including Ann Stanford and Walt Whitman from 1977-2001. The subseries also contains master and rough copies of his record releases PERSONAL CRIME and HOMES.

SERIES 11: VIDEO RECORDINGS

The VIDEO RECORDINGS series contains mainly independently produced programs on cable community television from selections of Northup's anthology entitled THE RAGGED VERTICAL.

SERIES 12: ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

The ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES series contains the originals of brittle or high acid content documents that have been photocopied.

Additions to the papers of poet Harry Northup

ORIGINAL FINDING AID

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11 Original Finding Aid - Part one.
12 Original Finding Aid - Part two.

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

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13 Certificates, 1940 - 1984. Includes Unites States Navy honorable discharge.
14 Interview: Harry Northup, 2001. Published in LUMMOX JOURNAL, July 2001. Also includes the Lummox 2002 Calendar which features Northup in November.
15 Literary and film summaries, 1978 - 2002.
16 Newspaper clippings, 1962 - 1987. Includes correspondence from Paul Warp.
17 Photographs - Acting roles, 1962 - 2002. Includes acting resume.
18 Photographs - Childhood and military portraits, 1948 - 1970. Includes portrait and newspaper clippings of Dorothy Northup.
19 Photographs - Portraits and headshots, 1958 - 1982.
110 Photographs - With others, 1960 - 1995. With Holly Prado and Diane Wakoski.
111 Sidney High School Class of 1958 Reunion - Program, 1978.
112 Stage acting playbills, 1961 - 1987.

CORRESPONDENCE

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113 A - Miscellaneous.
114 Academy of American Poets, 1973 - 1984.
115 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 1976 - 2002.
116 B - Miscellaneous.
117 Bach, Glenn, 1990 - 1993. Includes poems by Harry Northup: "i am womb of myself" and "time to take off tapdance shoes".
118 BARNEY: THE MODERN STONE-AGE MAGAZINE (Jack Skelley, editor), 1982.
119 Bassett, June, 1972 - 1995.
120 Beyond Baroque Foundation, 1971 - 1986.
121 Blackburn, Paul. circa 1966.
122 Bombshelter Press (Jack Grapes, editor), 1977 - 1990. Includes a poem by Harry Northup: "Death is a Great Experience, I Have Tasted One".
123 Braverman, Kate, 1977 - 1988.
124 Brooks, Paul D., 1977 - 2002. Includes miscellaneous poems.
125 C - Miscellaneous.
126 Campos, Luis, 1992. Includes "Picasso" and "Keeping Pace with the Progression of the Evolution of the Cosmos, As Seen Thru Eyes of A 70mm Superflex: For Harry Northup.
127 CHIRON REVIEW (Michael Hathaway, editor), 1996.
21 Crane, Barbara, 1981 - 2002.
22 Corsaro, Frank, 1974 - 2000.
23 Cushing, Jimm, 1988 - 1995.
24 D - Miscellaneous.
25 Davis, Marshall, 1982 - 1996.
26 Demme, Jonathan, 1995 - 1999.
27 Dolph, Rick, 1975 - 1976.
28 Doubiago, Sharon, 1988 - 1994. Includes "Oedipus Drowned: The First and Last Love Poem".
29 E - Miscellaneous.
210 Eshleman, Clayton, 1971.
211 F - Miscellaneous.
212 Feins, John, 1997. Includes "Interview with Allen Ginsberg".
213 Flanagan, Bob, 1982 - 1984.
214 Ford, Michael C., 1976 - 2002.
215 Foster, Jodie, 1992.
216 G - Miscellaneous.
217 Garrett, Alexander (Sandy), 1974 - 1985.
218 Gay, Dorothy Northup (sister), 1976 - 1996.
219 Ginsberg, Allen, 1966. Includes cover of AMARILLO BORN.
220 Goldman, Steve, 1990 - 1996. Includes "For Tommy Lasorda, on His Retirement as Manager of the Dodgers" and "Harry".
221 Greenfield, Robert, 1987 - 1999.
222 H - Miscellaneous.
223 Haynie, Bob, 1972 - 1973.
224 Healy, Eloise Klein, 1979 - 1993. Includes "Exact Description of Being Myself".
225 Hearty, Gary, 1979 - 1991.
226 Hickman, Leland, 1968 - 1990. Includes "Tiresias I:8:A", "The Hidden (Tiresias I:9:B: Great Slave Lake Suite)", and a poem by Harry Northup: "6-17-1976".
227 Holt, Dennis, 1974 - 1996. Includes miscellaneous poems.
228 Hunter, Tim, 1991 - 1998.
229 J - Miscellaneous.
230 Jenkins, Jay, 1976 - 1977.
231 K - Miscellaneous.
232 Kael, Pauline, 1974 - 1976.
233 Kaplan, Jonathan, 1979 - 1999.
234 Keitel, Harvey, 1971.
235 Kokjer, Sug, 1982 - 1993.
236 Kubernik, Harvey, 1991 - 2002.
237 L - Miscellaneous.
238 Lally, Michael, 2001.
239 Lasher, Darlene, 1985 - 1986.
240 Lifson, Martha Ronk, 1979 - 1993. Includes "The dessert as the idea of what's missing".
241 Little Caesar Press (Dennis Cooper), 1978.
242 LOS ANGELES TIMES, 1974 - 1999.
243 Los Angeles Poetry Festival, 1992 - 1994.
244 M - Miscellaneous.
245 Mariah, Paul, 1974 - 1977.
246 McBride, John. Early 1970s.
247 Miles, Jack (Poet's Protest Against LOS ANGELES TIMES Book Review Department II), 1989 - 1993.
248 Mohr, Bill, 1972 - 1997. Includes miscellaneous poems and writings.
249 N - Miscellaneous.
250 Newspaper Enterprise Association (Imaginative Syndicate) - Celebrity Puzzle, 1994.
251 Nietzke, Ann, 1979 - 1983.
252 Northup, Bob (brother), 1973 - 1983.
253 Northup, Dorothy Marie (mother), 1968 - 1970.
254 Northup, George A. (brother), 1975 - 1998.
31 Northup, James R. (brother), 1976 - 1993.
32 Northup, Rita (former spouse), 1977 - 1978.
33 O - Miscellaneous.
34 P - Miscellaneous.
35 PANACHE (David Lenson, poetry editor), 1973.
36 Papa Bach (Todd Baron).
37 Parker, James, 1998.
38 Paulson, Jane, 1994.
39 Peters, Robert, 1974 - 2002. Includes "Hoover", "As Free as a Convertible in California: Harry Northup's ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL", and review of Harry Northup's THE JON VOIGHT POEMS.
310 Peterson, Linda Roblee, 1983 - 1993. Includes miscellaneous poems.
311 Phillips, Dennis, 1985.
312 Prado, Holly, 1977 - 1993. Includes miscellaneous poems and writings.
313 Q - Miscellaneous.
314 R - Miscellaneous.
315 Rhodes, Mark, 1985 - 2002.
316 S - Miscellaneous.
317 Samuel, Jean, 1980 - 1984.
318 Savage, Mark, 1991 - 1993.
319 Simons, Barry, 1983 - 2000.
320 Stanford, Ann, 1974 - 1981. Includes "The Turn" and "The Pursuer".
321 Stiebel, Arlene, 1984 - 1985.
322 Stricker, Sharon (Irish), 1982.
323 T - Miscellaneous.
324 Townsend, Alison, 1984 - 1988.
325 Trinidad, David, 1986 - 1999.
326 U - Miscellaneous.
327 Universal City Studio, Incorporated, 1971 - 1977.
328 University of California, Los Angeles. Extension Department of Arts - The Writer's Program, 1984 - 1991.
329 V - Miscellaneous.
330 Voight, Jon, 1978.
331 VOL. NO. Magazine, 1982 - 1985.
332 W - Miscellaneous.
333 Wakoski, Diane, 1989 - 2001.
334 Wannberg, Scott, 1985 - 1996. Includes miscellaneous poems.
335 Woloch, Celia, 1994 - 1995.
336 Z - Miscellaneous.
337 Unidentified correspondents.
338 Letters not sent, 1974 - 2002.

WRITINGS

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Collected - Published

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41 JON VOIGHT POEMS (1973) - Original typescript draft, 1972 - 1973.
42 JON VOIGHT POEMS (1973) - Edited typescript draft, 1973. Includes annotations and corrections.
43 JON VOIGHT POEMS (1973) - Reviews, 1974.
44 EROS ASH (1976) - " EROS ASH" - Original long poem typescript draft, 1973.
45 EROS ASH (1976) - Original unbound manuscript, 1973. Includes letter to Ann Stanford and notes.
46 EROS ASH (1976) - Reviews, 1978.
47 ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL (1982) - "Poem 5-25-76" - Original typescript draft, 1976.
48 ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL (1982) - "Poem 6-5-1976" - Original typescript draft, 1976.
49 ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL (1982) - "Poem 6-13-1976" - Original typescript draft, 1976.
410 ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL (1982) - "Free Never" - Original typescript draft, 1976.
411 ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL (1982) - "Home-made Knives" - Original typescript draft, 1973.
412 ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL (1982) - "Home-made Knives" - Original typescript draft, 1976.
413 ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL (1982) - "The Cock of Jesus" - Original long poem typescript draft, 1973.
414 ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL (1982) - "The Cock of Jesus" - Original typescript draft, 1976.
415 ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL (1982) - "The Lord is My Preposition" - Original typescript draft, 1976. Includes edited material.
416 ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL (1982) - Original typescript draft, 1977. Includes correspondence from Leland Hickman and notes.
51 ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL (1982) - Reviews, 1982 - 1986.
52 IMAGES WE POSSESS KILL THE CAPTURING (1988) - Original paste-ups, 1988. Includes front and back photographs.
53 IMAGES WE POSSESS KILL THE CAPTURING (1988) - Page proofs, 1978.
54 IMAGES WE POSSESS KILL THE CAPTURING (1988) - Reviews, 1987 - 1989.
55 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - Working poem drafts, 1990 - 1991.
56 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - "265 - EXT. PLAZA HOTEL - NIGHT" - Original typescript draft, 1975.
57 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - "1980" - Original typescript draft, 1980.
58 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - "1980" - Revisions and edits, 1994.
59 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - "east hollywood meditation" - Original typescript draft, 1987 - 1988.
510 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - "east hollywood meditation" - Edited material, 1987 - 1988.
511 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - "Humilities" - Poem drafts, 1989 - 1990.
61 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - "Loss" - Original typescript draft, 1985. Includes "Letter from a boy".
62 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - "the ragged vertical" - Poem drafts, 1990 - 1991. Includes "Working with Scorsese".
63 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - Typescript draft, 1994.
64 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - Revisions and edits, 1994.
65 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - Copyright permissions, 1994 - 1995.
66 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - Acknowledgements, contents, logo, and structure, 1995.
67 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - Book production material, 1995.
68 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - Page proofs, 1995.
69 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - Press releases, 1996.
71 RAGGED VERTICAL (1996) - Reviews, 1995 - 2001.
72 REUNIONS (2001) - Original draft poems, 1995 - 1996.
73 REUNIONS (2001) - "-1" - Typescript draft copy, 1999 - 2000.
74 REUNIONS (2001) - "-1" - Edited typescript draft, 1999 - 2000. Includes poems not included or corrected in REUNIONS.
75 REUNIONS (2001) - "for the beginning" - Draft poems, 1995.
76 REUNIONS (2001) - "manila" - Typescript draft, 1997 - 1999.
77 REUNIONS (2001) - "similarity if there is a similarity" - Typescript draft, 1997.
78 REUNIONS (2001) - "work journey" - Typescript draft, 1997. Includes edited poems.
79 REUNIONS (2001) - Typescript draft, 1995 - 1997.
710 REUNIONS (2001) - Deleted poems - First edit, 1998.
711 REUNIONS (2001) - Deleted poems - Second edit, 2000.
712 REUNIONS (2001) - Final edit, 2000. Includes notes.
81 REUNIONS (2001) - Page proofs, 2001. Includes annotations and edits.
82 REUNIONS (2001) - Book production material, 2000 - 2001. Includes correspondence, notes, and color photograph.
83 REUNIONS (2001) - Press releases, 2001.
84 REUNIONS (2001) - Reviews, 2001. Includes reaction letters and comments.
85 GREATEST HITS, 1966-2001 (2002). Includes correspondence, hand written and typescript drafts, and notes.

Poem Drafts

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86 January, 1966 - September 28, 1971 - Original typescript drafts. Includes poems published AMARILLO BORN.
87 May 1966 - Original typescript and handwritten drafts. Includes prose manuscript.
88 June 3, 1971 - December, 1973 - Original typescript and handwritten drafts. Includes miscellaneous notes.
89 November 22, 1971 - April 14, 1980 - Original typescript draft. Includes "A Book".
810 January 1, 1972 - December 27, 1973 - Original typescript draft. Includes poems included in THE JON VOIGHT POEMS.
811 September 11, 1973 - March 8, 1974 - Original typescript drafts. Includes miscellaneous notes.
812 September 19, 1973 - May 20, 1974 - Original typescript drafts. Includes works by Ann Stanford and a newspaper article.
91 December 23, 1973 - February 9, 1974 - Original typescript and handwritten drafts.
92 1974 - 1975 - Original typescript and handwritten draft. Includes miscellaneous notes.
93 February 4 - April 19, 1974 - Original typescript and handwritten drafts. Includes poems and prose to Ann Stanford.
94 July 7 - November 25, 1974.
95 December 1, 1975 - February 27, 1976 - Original typescript draft. Includes "Street Whites".
96 December 15, 1975 - February 26, 1976 - Original typescript and handwritten draft.
97 February 26 - March 29, 1976 - Original typescript draft. Includes "Absolutes" handwritten draft.
98 March 26 - June 16, 1976 - Original typescript draft. Includes "Absolutes", "I Grew Up in an Old Country", "Free Never", and "Home-made Knives".
99 March 29 - May 9, 1976 - Original typescript and handwritten drafts.
910 July 18 - August 18, 1976 - Original typescript drafts. Includes "i love you against through" published in BACHY.
101 May 24, 1977 - May 5, 1978 - Original typescript drafts. Includes "Holly" recorded for PERSONAL CRIME CD.
102 September 12 - December, 1977 - Original typescript draft. Includes "A Very Simple Life".
103 January 2 - March 4, 1978 - Original typescript drafts.
104 April 2 - 18, 1978 - Original typescript draft. Includes "memory causes me to use my memory to survive" in THE IMAGES WE POSSESS KILL THE CAPTURING.
105 May 6 - 7, 1978 - Original typescript drafts. Includes "movements", "the sublime nightfulness" and "when has thou last given to decide it was given unto".
106 May 25, 1978 - February 2, 1979 - Original typescript draft.
107 May 30 - June 27, 1978 - Original typescript draft.
108 May 30, 1978 - February 2, 1979. Includes "Your Body Close to Me", "I Carried Guns Before There Was a West" and "Solitude".
109 July 2, 1978 - Original typescript draft. Includes "A Light into Beauty".
1010 August 14 - October 18, 1978 - Original typescript draft. Includes five poems about working on " Over the Edge".
1011 September 18 - October 7, 1978 - Original typescript draft.
1012 November 11 - December 22, 1978 - Original typescript draft.
1013 February 8 - April 17, 1979.
1014 April 18 - July 26, 1979.
1015 July 6 - September 7, 1979.
1016 September 9 - October 26, 1979.
1017 September 30, 1980 - January 12, 1981. Includes poems published in THE RAGGED VERTICAL.
1018 January 12 - May 12, 1981. Includes "Poem River", "Prose Piece With Screen Test Attached", "Piano Music", "Yellow Flower", "Feb. 1982", and "Poem To Remember".
1019 January 14 - May 13, 1981. Includes poems edited from "Poem River".
1020 May 29, 1981 - March 9, 1982. Included edited poems.
1021 July 29, 1982 - July 5, 1983.
111 July 29, 1982 - February 1985. Includes "It's Like I'm Living in a Motel" and "The Notebook Poems".
112 August 2, 1983 - February 2, 1985 - Original typescript draft. Includes "The Notebook Poems".
113 September 12, 1992 - January 6. 1993 - Original typescript draft.
114 October 15, 1997 - January 31, 1998 - Original typescript draft.
115 February 15 - August 3, 1998 - Original typescript draft.
116 May 1998 - January 23, 1999 - Original typescript draft.
117 January 26 - August 27, 1999 - Original typescript draft. Includes "-1" poems.
118 Miscellaneous academic essays. Includes essays written at California State University, Northridge.
119 American English - Typescript draft, 1993 - 1994. Includes letter from Holly Prado.
1110 American English - Complete typescript draft copy. Includes notebook poems.
1111 American English - First draft and edited poems from original, 1993 - 1994.
1112 American English 2: Adjacent notebook poems - Original typescript draft, 1994 - 1995.
121 Beginning Star - Original typescript draft, 1977 - 1978. Includes "The Beginning Star", "A Very Simple Line", "Poems", "Treaties", and "Still it Exists".
122 Bardo Sperm - Original typescript draft, 1972.
123 Cities, Bars, Hotels - A cartoon drawing of places I've been, 1970.
124 Cowboy Angel - Original typescript draft, 1972. Part one.
125 Cowboy Angel - Original typescript draft, 1972. Part two.
126 Cowboy Angel - Reviews, 1972. Includes miscellaneous poems by Lee Hickman.
127 Epilogue Pre/Post Surgery - Original typescript draft, 1992.
128 For George E. - Original typescript draft, 1966 - 1967.
129 Golden Steps Forward - Original typescript draft.
1210 Holly Prado's Explication, 1977. Includes a comment by Harry Northup.
1211 June First 1978: The Day Schwab's Closed At Night - Typescript draft, 1978.
1212 Letter to An Imaginary Friend, Thomas McGrath - Notes and lines, 1998.
1213 Love, Death - Original typescript draft, 1997.
1214 Melissa - Original typescript draft, 1973.
1215 Poetry L.A. - Typescript draft, 1989.
1216 Poetry Loves Poetry - Reviews, 1987.
1217 Prose, 1984. Includes handwritten and typescript drafts.
1218 Romantic Purist - Handwritten poem, 1976.
1219 She Draws Me To Her - Handwritten poem.
1220 Source/Reality, 1965.
1221 Taxi For Your Love Hostages - Edited typescript draft, 1974.
1222 Twin Sisters - Spoken word review, 1985.
131 White Falcon - Handwritten draft, 1989. Part one.
132 White Falcon - Handwritten draft, 1989. Part two.
133 White Falcon - Typescript draft, 1989.
134 White Falcon - Proof, 1989.
135 White Falcon - Second proof, 1989.
136 White Falcon - Third proof, 1989.
137 White Falcon - Fourth proof, 1989.
138 ZOO STORY AND THE SANDBOX - Play directed by Harry Northup, 1963. Includes annotations.

Poems Published In Magazines

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139 CHIRON REVIEW, Issues #51, 55, 63 - Published poems, 1998 - 2003. Includes "56", "editing", "the ache", "seeing scorsese after ten years", "silver spoon", "passion poem america", and "sentence".
1310 HIGH PERFORMANCE - Published poem, 1992. Includes "there are many different languages spoken".
1311 HOLLYWOOD MAGAZINE - Published poem, 1991. Includes "remember".
1312 INVISIBLE CITY - Published poems, 1972 - 1973. Includes "green corduroy work coat (for paul blackburn)", "the opener of the trail", and "Separate the Ones With Holes".
1313 L.A. WEEKLY - Published poem, 1991. Includes "sign-".
1314 [Sic] VICE AND VERSA - Published poem, 1998 - 1999. Includes "my life in east hollywood".
1315 June 23, 1966 - February 18, 1977 - Page proofs for unidentified manuscript. Includes annotations.
1316 Miscellaneous, A-L.
1317 Miscellaneous, M-Z.

Criticism

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1318 Small magazine articles, 1974 - 2000.

Recording Scripts

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141 PERSONAL CRIME II - Original typescript draft, 1976.
142 HOLLYWORD (1990) - Production materials, 1990.
143 PERSONAL CRIME (1993) - Selected drafts, 1966 - 1992. Includes typescript drafts and notes.
144 PERSONAL CRIME (1993) - Liner notes, 1992 - 1993. Includes handwritten drafts, notes and typescript drafts.
145 PERSONAL CRIME (1993) - Merchanical proofs and cover photo designs, 1992.
146 PERSONAL CRIME (1993) - Congratulation letters, 1993 - 1994.
147 PERSONAL CRIME (1993) - Readings, 1993 - 1995.
148 PERSONAL CRIME (1993) - Reviews, 1993.
149 HOMES (1995) - Original typescript draft, 1992.
1410 HOMES (1995) - First working draft, 1992.
1411 HOMES (1995) - Edited typescript draft, 1992 - 1994.
1412 HOMES (1995) - Final selection draft, 1994.
1413 HOMES (1995) - Audio cd production materials, 1992 - 1994.
1414 HOMES (1995) - Debut reading material, 1995. Includes notes.
1415 HOMES (1995) - Miscellaneous notes, 1994.

TALKS AND READINGS

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General

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151 1977 - 1985.
152 1986 - 1990.
153 1991 - 1993.
154 1994 - 1996.
155 1997.
156 1998 - 2002.
157 Date unknown.

Individual Readings

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161 Beyond Baroque Readings, 1979 - 2002.
162 Gasoline Alley Readings, 1986. Includes correspondence, flyers, and planning notes.
163 Gasoline Alley Readings, 1986. Includes poet introductions.
164 Gasoline Alley Readings, 1987. January - June. Includes correspondence, flyers, and planning notes.
165 Gasoline Alley Readings, 1987. July - December. Includes correspondence, flyers, and planning notes.
166 Gasoline Alley Readings, 1987. Includes poet introductions.
167 Gasoline Alley Readings - Special recognition award, 1987.
168 Gasoline Alley Readings, 1988. Includes correspondence, flyers, and planning notes.
169 Gasoline Alley Readings, 1988. Includes poet introductions.
1610 Los Angeles Country Museum of Art Writers in Focus, 1997 - 2002.
171 Los Angeles Poetry Festival, 1989 - 1993.
172 LOS ANGELES TIMES Festival of Books, 1997 - 1999.
173 Poets Protest Against LOS ANGELES TIMES, 1987.
174 Small Presses in Los Angeles: Celebrating 40 Years, 1990. Includes biographical information.
175 Small Presses in Los Angeles: Celebrating 40 Years, 1990. Includes invitation, event schedule, and photos.
176 Small Presses in Los Angeles: Celebrating 40 Years, 1990. Includes newspaper listings and reviews.
177 Small Presses in Los Angeles: Celebrating 40 Years, 1990. Includes opening remarks and introduction.
178 Small Presses in Los Angeles: Celebrating 40 Years, 1990. Includes development and background information.

TEACHING MATERIALS

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179 Beyond Baroque Poetry Workshop, 1988.
1710 California Rehabilitation Center Poetry Workshop (Norco, CA), 1982.
1711 University of Southern California. Graduate Poetry Class - Guest lecturer, 1988.
181 University of California, Irvine. Walt Whitman Lecture Class - Guest lecturer, 1989.
182 University of California, Los Angeles (John O'Kane's class) - Actor/Director relationship, Guest lecturer, 1991.
183 University of California, Los Angeles Extension. Poetry class - Guest lecturer, 1993.

NOTEBOOKS

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184 December 18, 1971. Contains study list from Leland Hickman and poetry/prose study list.
185 1971. Includes study notes.
186 1971-1972. Includes poem, notes and conversations with Leland Hickman.
187 1974. Contains notes.
188 April, 1974. Includes poems of mind, surreal, and study notes from the CAHIERS.
189 June 18 - December 12, 1974.
1810 June 7 - July 5, 1975.
1811 June 7, 1975 - September 7, 1975. Some poems refer to working on "Taxi Driver".
1812 October, 1975 . "Fighting Mad",1-3.
1813 October 1, 1975 - November 25, 1975 - "Fighting Mad". A journal about playing Sheriff Skerritt (starring role) in "Fighting Mad". Directed by Jonathan Demme, produced by Roger Corman. Also contains poems.
191 November 29, 1975 - February 10, 1976.
192 January 6, 1976 - March 31, 1976. "Two-minute Warning" - Original poems, notes on characters in movies, plays, call sheets, and contract notes on directors.
193 March 31 - October 18, 1976. Poems and notes on playing the Red Baron in "Citizens Band".
194 December 1976 - December 1977. Includes poems, notes on "Blue Collar", "Hunter", "Which Way is Up?", notes on poetry, agent's information, and movie information.
195 May 26, 1977 - June 29, 1977. Poems written in Detroit while acting in "Blue Collar".
196 August 1977 - June 26, 1978. Written in West Hollywood.
197 July 24, 1978 - September 19, 1978. Poems and notes on playing Sergeant Doberman in "Over the Edge". Northup wrote about "Over the Edge" in THE IMAGES WE POSSESS KILL THE CAPTURING.
198 November 11, 1978 - April 11, 1979.
199 December 1978 - February 19, 1979.
1910 February 8 - 24, 1979.
1911 March 26, 1979 - September 1, 1979.
1912 September 4, 1979 - April 25, 1985. Journal of prose, poems, acting work, notes, school (Milton) notes.
201 October 26 - November 30, 1979.
202 January 28 - July 17, 1980.
203 March 1, 1980 - August 24, 1980.
204 August 24 - October 26, 1980.
205 October 26, 1980 - March 20, 1981.
206 November, 1980 - "Death Valley".
207 March 20, 1981 - October 7, 1981.
208 October 12, 1981 - May 9, 1982.
209 March 23, 1982 - June 9, 1982. Rolfing Journal.
2010 May 12 - June 28, 1982.
211 July, 1982. Writings on acting in "Knot's Landing", ENOUGH THE GREAT RUNNING CHAPEL - Reading Delmore Schwartz, and wedding.
212 August 25 - November 23, 1982. Contains poems and thoughts on poetry.
213 October 10, 1982 - February 20, 1983.
214 1983.
215 1984 - January 30, 1985. Written when Northup moved in with Holly Prado.
216 March 11, 1985 - May 29, 1987.
217 April 9, 1985 - March 14, 1986.
218 June 1986 - April 14, 1987.
219 June 1987 - May 11, 1988.
2110 May 31, 1988 - July 15, 1989.
2111 July 18, 1989 - December 17, 1989. Some published in THE RAGGED VERTICAL.
2112 December 26, 1989 - June 25, 1990.
2113 June 29 - December 25, 1990.
221 December 27, 1990 - October 6, 1991.
222 June 6 - December 12, 1991.
223 October 16 - 23, 1991.
224 November 22, 1991 - January 8, 1992.
225 January 4 - June 7, 1992.
226 June 19 - September 13, 1992.
227 September 4, 1992 - January 6, 1993.
228 January - May, 1993.
229 August 10, 1993 - March 2, 1994.
2210 March 12, 1994 - May 28, 1995.
2211 October 5, 1995 - February 23, 1997.
231 June 1996 - October 6, 1997.
232 March 2 - September 2, 1997.
233 September 9, 1997 - January 22, 1999.
234 January 1 - July 25, 1999.
235 August 3, 1999 - February 6, 2000.
236 February 25 - September 2, 2000.
237 Undated.

CAHUENGA PRESS

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238 Correspondence, 1999.
239 Fundraising, 1992.
2310 Meeting minutes, 1992 - 2000. Includes correspondence and notes.
241 Organization history, 1989 - 1990. Includes biographies, correspondence, notes, photographs, and press releases.
242 Photographs of poet members, 1989 - 1992.
243 Press releases, 1989 - 1990.
244 Readings and workshops, 1990 - 2000.

Published Works

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245 Cott, Jonathan - HOMELANDS, 1999. Includes original typescript draft.
246 Cott, Jonathan - HOMELANDS, 1999. Includes first draft edit.
247 Cott, Jonathan - HOMELANDS, 1999. Includes second draft edit.
248 Cott, Jonathan - HOMELANDS, 1999. Includes third draft edit.
249 Cott, Jonathan - HOMELANDS, 2000. Includes production materials and cover galleys.
2410 Cott, Jonathan - HOMELANDS, 1999. Includes press releases.
2411 Cott, Jonathan - HOMELANDS, 1999 - 2000. Includes correspondence and notes.
2412 Cushing, Jimm - LENGTH OF AN AFTERNOON, 1998 - 2002. Includes correspondence, press release, and reviews.
2413 Cushing, Jimm - ONE HUNDRED POEMS, 2000. Includes bound manuscript and letter from Harry Northup.
251 Cushing, Jimm - YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC, 1991 - 1992. Includes correspondence and press releases.
252 MacAdams, Phoebe - ORDINARY SNAKE DANCE, 1994 - 1995.
253 Prado, Holly - ESPARANZA: POEMS FOR ORPHEUS, 1998. Includes reviews and press releases.
254 Prado, Holly - SPECIFIC MYSTERIES, 1990. Includes correspondence, press releases, and reviews.
255 Prado, Holly - Miscellaneous materials, 1990 - 1996. Includes "Something about Poetics" and "American Food".
256 Stanford, Ann - DREAMING THE GARDEN, 1988 - 2000. Includes correspondence and notes.
257 Stanford, Ann - DREAMING THE GARDEN, 2000. Includes letter from Rosanna Norton and working manuscript.
258 Stanford, Ann - DREAMING THE GARDEN, 1988. Includes original typescript draft and notes.
259 Stanford, Ann - DREAMING THE GARDEN, 2000. Includes page proofs.
2510 Stanford, Ann - DREAMING THE GARDEN, 2000. Includes color proof for book covers and related material.
2511 Stanford, Ann - DREAMING THE GARDEN, 2000. Includes press releases, readings, and reviews.
261 Woloch, Cecilia - SACRIFICE, 1997. Includes correspondence, manuscript draft, notes, and press releases.

FILM AND TELEVISION SCRIPTS

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262 11TH VICTIM - Television script, 1979. Includes notes.
263 ALIAS SMITH AND JONES - Screenplay, 1971. Includes miscellaneous production material for two episodes.
264 ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, 1974.
265 ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, 1974. Includes reviews.
266 AMERICAN BEAUTY, 1982. Includes monologue for "Big Bill Pine" and miscellaneous production materials.
267 ALL AMERICAN BOY, 1970. Includes letter from Louise Clarke.
268 AMERICAN DREAM (Released as "Crazy Mama"), 1975. Includes acting contract.
271 Arthur Hailey's HOTEL, 1983. Includes miscellaneous production material.
272 BAD GIRLS, 1993. Includes research and miscellaneous production material.
273 BAD GIRLS, 1993.
274 BAD GIRLS, 1994. Includes reviews.
275 BELOVED, 1997 - 1998. Includes research materials.
276 BELOVED, 1997. Includes miscellaneous production material.
277 BLUE COLLAR, 1997. Includes miscellaneous production material.
278 BROKEDOWN PALACE - "Two Girls", 1997. Includes miscellaneous production material.
281 CADDO LAKE, 1998. Includes miscellaneous production material.
282 CASE IN POINT, 1983. Includes notes.
283 CHARLIE'S ANGELS - "Caged Angel", 1979. Includes annotations.
284 CITIZENS BAND, 1976. Includes miscellaneous production material.
285 COURT, 2002. Includes research and miscellaneous production material.
286 COURT, 2002. Includes episodes one - three and notes.
287 COURT, 2002. Includes episodes five - six and notes.
288 COURT, 2002. Includes reviews.
289 DAY THE BUBBLE BURST, 1980. Includes annotations and miscellaneous production material.
291 DEATH VALLEY, 1980. Includes annotations.
292 DELIBERATE STRANGER, 1986. Includes miscellaneous production material.
293 ER - "Golden Hour", 2001. Includes annotations.
294 FALLEN ANGELS - "Fly Paper", 1986.
295 FIGHTING MAD, 1975. Includes notes.
296 FLAMINGO ROAD, 1980.
297 FOOL FOR LOVE, 1987. Includes annotations.
298 FOREVER ONE, 1983. Includes miscellaneous production material.
299 FOUR CORNERS - "Thicker Than Water", 1998. Includes miscellaneous production material.
301 GREAT GOD BROWN, 1962. Includes annotations.
302 HERO, 1991.
303 HERO, 1991 - 1992. Includes notes and call sheets.
304 HIGH CHAPARRAL, 1969.
305 HORN, 1979. Includes contract.
306 HUNTER - "Bluebird is Back", 1976.
307 IN COLD BLOOD, 1996. Includes research and miscellaneous production material.
308 IN COLD BLOOD, 1996.
309 IN COLD BLOOD, 1996 - 1997. Includes reviews.
3010 JUDD FOR DEFENSE: THE DEATH FARM, 1968.
311 KANSAS, 1987. Includes miscellaneous production material.
312 KING'S CROSSING, 1981. Includes notes and annotations.
313 KNOTS LANDING, 1982. Includes episode one through three and annotations.
314 KNOTS LANDING, 1982. Includes episodes four through five and annotations.
315 MACGRUDER AND LOUD - "Sanctuary", 1985.
316 MALIBU BRANCH, 1995. Includes miscellaneous production material.
317 MAN-EATER, 1978. Includes annotations.
321 MEAN STREETS, 1973.
322 MEAN STREETS, 1973. Includes reviews.
323 NICKEL MOUNTAIN, 1982. Includes notes.
324 OVER THE EDGE - "Mousepacks", 1978. Includes miscellaneous production material.
325 OVER THE EDGE - "Mousepacks", 1979 - 2000. Includes reviews.
326 PHILADELPHIA, 1992.
327 PHILADELPHIA, 1992. Includes research and miscellaneous production material.
328 PHILADELPHIA, 1993 - 1994. Includes reviews.
329 PROJECT X, 1985. Includes miscellaneous production material.
331 QUINCY - "For the Love of Joshua", 1981.
332 REFORM SCHOOL GIRL, 1994. Includes miscellaneous production material.
333 ROOTS: The Next Generation, 1978.
334 SCARECROW AND MRS. KING - "There Goes the Neighborhood", 1983. Includes miscellaneous production material.
335 SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, 1982.
336 SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, 1989.
337 SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, 1990. Includes research and production material.
338 SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, 1990 - 1992. Includes reviews.
339 STREET HAWK, 1984.
3310 SUPERIOR COURT, 1986.
341 TAXI DRIVER, 1975. Includes miscellaneous notes.
342 TAXI DRIVER, 1975 - 1976. Includes reviews.
343 TURN OF THE TIDE, 1980. Includes notes.
344 TWO MINUTE WARNING, 1975. Includes notes.
345 UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 1991. Includes miscellaneous production material.
346 USED CARS, 1979. Includes miscellaneous production material.
347 WHICH WAY IS UP, 1977. Includes miscellaneous production material.
348 Miscellaneous contracts.
349 Miscellaneous film reviews.
3410 Miscellaneous screenplays and television scripts. Includes miscellaneous notes and production materials.
3411 Miscellaneous television reviews.

AUDIO CASSETTE RECORDINGS

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3412 Index - Readings and collected works, 1977 - 2001.
351 Henry I and II - Interview, 1977. 90 minutes.
352 KPFK Reading with Holly Prado, 1981.
353 Small Presses in Los Angeles: Celebrating 40 Years - Reading, 1991. Part one.
354 Small Presses in Los Angeles: Celebrating 40 Years - Reading, 1991. Part two.
355 Small Presses in Los Angeles: Celebrating 40 Years - Reading, 1991. Part three.
356 Small Presses in Los Angeles: Celebrating 40 Years - Reading, 1991. Part four.
357 Small Presses in Los Angeles: Celebrating 40 Years - Reading, 1991. Part five.
358 Book of Sleep - Reading with Holly Prado, John Thomas, and Philomene Long, 1992.
359 SONG OF MYSELF and other selected works by Walt Whitman, 1997. Part one.
3510 SONG OF MYSELF and other selected works by Walt Whitman, 1997. Part two.
3511 SOUND EXCHANGE - KPFK Reading of DREAMING THE GARDEN, 2000.
3512 Beyond Baroque Reading, 2001.
3513 POETRY CONNECTION - Leland Hickman commemorative reading with Holly Prado and Bill Mohr.
3514 KPFK Poetry Festival - Reading. Host Jay Kugelman.
3515 Spoken Words - KXLU Reading.
3516 KXLU - Reading.
361 PERSONAL CRIME - Draft copy, 1991. Copy one.
362 PERSONAL CRIME - Draft copy, 1991. Copy two.
363 PERSONAL CRIME - Draft copy, 1991. Copy three.
364 PERSONAL CRIME - Selections, 1991. Part one.
365 PERSONAL CRIME - Selections, 1991. Part two.
366 PERSONAL CRIME - Master copy, 1991. Copy one.
367 PERSONAL CRIME - Master copy, 1991. Copy two.
368 HOMES - Draft copy, 1993.

VIDEO RECORDINGS

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371 GUERRILLA VISION - Poetry reading on cable community access television. VHS, 30 minutes.
372 PUT YOUR EARS ON - "The Ragged Vertical" - Poetry reading with host Bill Mohr on cable community television. VHS, 30 minutes.
373 RAGGED VERTICAL - Poetry reading on KCTV, Santa Barbara, 1997. VHS, 60 minutes.
374 RAGGED VERTICAL - Reading. VHS, 30 minutes.
381 Robert Greenfield Writers and Artists Connection - Poetry reading, KCTV, Santa Barbara, 1995. VHS, 60 minutes.

ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES

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382 Originals of Preservation Photocopies.



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