Walt Phillips small press collection

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Sonoma State University Library
Special Collections
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, California 94928
(707) 664-4152
specialcollections@sonoma.edu
http://library.sonoma.edu/specialcollections/
2014


Descriptive Summary

Title: Walt Phillips small press collection
Dates: 1959-1999
Collection Number: Consult repository
Creator/Collector: Phillips, Walt
Extent: 16 linear feet, 268 items
Repository: Sonoma State University Library
Rohnert Park, California 94928
Abstract: Walt Phillips, a former newspaper journalist, photographer, and columnist has created hundreds of poems and drawings since 1959. His work has appeared in many publications, including The Massachusetts Review; Prairie Schooner; Yellow Brick Road; Pearl; Wormwood Review; and Chiron Review. Copies of the issues of these and many other journals in which his work was published are now housed in the North Bay Regional and Special Collections. Mr. Philips currently resides in the north San Francisco Bay Area of California.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

Preferred Citation

Walt Phillips small press collection . Sonoma State University Library

Biography/Administrative History

Walt Phillips, considered a legend by many involved in the small press world, was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He is a former newspaper journalist, photographer, and columnist. Mr. Phillips has, since 1959, created hundreds of poems and drawings. His work has appeared in many publications, including The Massachusetts Review; Prairie Schooner; Yellow Brick Road; Pearl; Wormwood Review; and Chiron Review. He currently resides in the North San Francisco Bay Area of California.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains 268 small press poetry journal issues in which Walt Phillips had his poems and drawings published between 1959 and 1999. These issues are shelved in 16 linear feet in the University Library’s Special Collections department.

Indexing Terms

Small press books.
American poetry -- 20th century.
Poets -- California, Northern.
Oral history.
Immigrants - California - Sonoma County.
Phillips, Walt.
Northern California.
Newspaper journalist.
Photographer.
Newspaper columnist.
Poet.

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