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Writings 1903-1988

Physical Description: 9.0 boxes

Scope and Contents

Original manuscripts of several Jeffers works, as well as original publications of his poetry in various newspapers and magazines.
Box 1, 5

Original Manuscripts 1903-1947

Scope and Contents

Original drafts, manuscripts, and typescripts of Jeffers' poems and essays.
Box 1

Melba Berry Bennett 1903-1928

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Manuscripts located in box 1 were gifted to Occidental College by Melba Berry Bennett in 1960, a friend and biographer of Jeffers. See Researchers/Collectors for more information on Bennett and her collection.
 

This Age of Ours June 2, 1914

 

The Stars undated

 

Chalgrove Field Oxfordshire undated

 

The Dead Enemy undated

 

The Valley January, 1916

 

The Pit in the Pinewood undated

 

Means and Ends undated

 

Partial Secret undated

 

Lines undated

 

Haunted Coast undated

 

Forecast undated

 

Christ was your lord and captain all your life undated

 

Home undated

 

Marine undated

 

The Terror of her Beauty undated

 

The Shore of Dreams undated

 

I, that am worthless of your love undated

 

Hedon's Song for the Lost undated

 

To Una May 5, 1915

 

The high Gods laugh. Not scorn or bitterness undated

 

I'm the old gray days, with sorrowful song undated

 

I used to count my lucky verse undated

 

Dearest, it is so long, so long undated

 

Almost in harbour, over the blue... undated

 

Like carrion-flies o'er a carcass undated

 

Great sea-going gulls with wings of gray undated

 

Clem Dies undated

 

Delicate-petalled flowers, my own to tend 1913

 

59th Birthday undated

 

Notes and fragments for war poems undated

 

Notes for Medea undated

 

Menelaus, King of Sparta undated

 

Displaced Person undated

 

Notes for The Inhumanist undated

 

Early Variation of The love & the hate undated

 

The Generous, the Innocent, the Pure undated

 

Ariel Typescript 1903

 

Aesthetics 1910

 

The Rose-court undated

 

The Fragrance of Your Sandalwood undated

 

The Palace May 22, 1914

 

Revelation undated

 

Because of a Dream undated

 

Her Smile undated

 

The Four Seasons [a play] undated

 

Sea-Passions undated

 

The Hills Beyond the River undated

 

A Common Day undated

 

Three Old Songs undated

 

Where Shall I take you to, 1912

 

The Pit in the Pinewood 1919

 

Ninth Anniversary August 15, 1928

 

The Murmansk Landing undated

 

The Fortieth Day undated

 

Christmas Ballad undated

 

Decline of the West 1920

 

Roland undated

 

Brides of the South Wind undated

 

Gipsy Marriage undated

 

Action undated

 

The Meteors of the Air undated

 

Metempsychosis undated

 

Confessions on Caucasus undated

 

Sun's Dominion undated

 

Ramon Ramirez undated

 

Whose wisdom is it of all men wise shall know undated

 

She loves me - loves me - so my heart all day undated

 

Ah, is it well, dear, tell me, is it well undated

 

Shells undated

 

Lamp of the World's Night undated

 

The Dance of the Banner 1918

 

The Mother's Cairn undated

 

Lamp of the West 1917

 

Peacock Ranch April, 1919

 

God's Peace 1918

 

The Daughter of God in Russia May, 1918

 

Clare Avon 1915

 

Adjustment 1918

Source

Gift of Lawrence Clark Powell 10/11/1935
 

At the Birth of an Age undated

Source

Gift of Lawrence Clark Powell
 

Autumn Evening undated

Source

Gift of Albert M. Bender
 

Joy undated

Source

Gift of Albert M. Bender
 

The Beaks of Eagles undated

Source

Gift of A.M. Bender 1936
 

The Beaks of Eagles undated

 

Evening undated

Source

Gift of Lawrence Clark Powell 10/11/35
 

End of Fauna and Second Accession undated

Source

Melba Bennett Papers
 

For Mrs. Wells Smith February, 1926

Source

Gift of Jake Zeitlin Sept. 1981
 

Haunted Country undated

Source

Gift of Albert M. Bender
 

Hope Is Not for the Wise undated

Source

Lilienthal 1973 Formerly tipped in printed poem of same title
 

The House-Dog's Grave-Haig's Grave[Two Drafts] undated

Source

Lilienthal 1973
 

The House-Dog's Grave-Haig's Grave undated

Source

Lilienthal 1973
 

Ocean undated

Source

Gift of Albert M. Bender
 

Return undated

Source

Lilienthal 1973
 

Return undated

Source

Removed from Lilienthal copy of Return
 

The Treasure undated

Source

Gift of Albert M. Bender
 

Two Consolations from Una Jeffers' English Journal; Vanished Englands, and Only an Hour undated

Source

Lilienthal 1973 Formerly tipped in Two Consolations
 

Winter Sundown undated

Source

Gift of Albert M. Bender

Scope and Contents

Contributed to the Overland Monthly in memory of George Sterling
 

The Women on Cythaeron undated

 

All the Corn in One Barn undated

Source

Lilienthal 1973
 

Account of early publications including Tamar and Flagons and Apples undated

Source

Lilienthal 1973 Formerly laid in Alberts, Bibliography - Special edition
 

Foreword to Decca recordings of Medea undated

Source

Gift of Jack Kapp
 

First draft of foreword, Robinson Jeffers, the Man and His Work 1933

Source

Gift of Lawrence Clark Powell
 

Foreword to Selected Poems 1938

Source

Gift of Una Jeffers December 1938
 

First draft of the note to be printed in the George Sterling letter [for The Book Club of California] December 3, 1934

Source

Gift of Albert M. Bender
 

Poetry, Gongorism & A Thousand Years 1947

Source

Gift of Robinson Jeffers, 1948
 

Poetry, Gongorism & A Thousand Years: [printer's layout and proof sheets corrected by the author] undated

Source

Gift of Ward Ritchie, 1961
 

A Proposal for the Civilizing of Warfare undated

 

Statement regarding Occidental College March, 1935

Source

Gift of Lawrence Clark Powell
 

Of Una Jeffers by Edith Greenan March 5, 1939

Source

Gift of Edith Greenan March 18, 1939
 

Of Una Jeffers by Edith Greenan undated

 

Una Jeffers insertions in manuscript By Edith Greenan undated

 

Foreword to Of Una Jeffers by Robinson Jeffers undated

 

Postscript to Of Una Jeffers by Una Jeffers undated

 

The Excesses of God 1918

 

To Una Jeffers 1915

 

The Mountain Village ( To Una Jeffers) 1916

 

Itinerary for Mr. and Mrs. Robinson Jeffers undated

 

Medea, First Act undated

 

Medea, Second Act undated

Boxes 46, 106-111

Collected Periodicals 1905-1988

Scope and Content

Works by Jeffers in various periodicals, such as The Occidental, Saturday Review, Poetry, The Carmelite, The Carmel Pine Cone, and Oficyna Poetov, collected by Occidental College librarians.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Boxes 3, 11-14, 17, 49, 65

Photographs 1908-1987

Physical Description: 8.0 boxes

Scope and Cotents

Photographs, negatives, and slides primarily featuring portraits of Jeffers and his family at Tor House in Carmel, California.
Box 11

Portraits of Jeffers by Leigh A. Wiener undated

Physical Description: 11 prints
Box 11

Reproduction of Jeffers portrait by Remsen Bird, Carmel 1926

Physical Description: 4 prints, 4 negatives
Box 11

Small portrait of Jeffers by Edward Weston 1929

Box 11

Robinson Jeffers and George Sterling by Una Jeffers 1925

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box 11

Jo Davidson bust of Jeffers undated

Box 11

Jeffers with child by Wynn Bullock undated

Box 11

Portrait of Una Jeffers inscribed to Remsen Bird undated

Box 11

Jeffers' bulldog Haig 1938

Box 11

Portrait of Jeffers by Horach Lyon 1938

Physical Description: 2 prints
Box 11

Portraits of Jeffers by Edward Weston 1933

Physical Description: 4 mounted prints
General Physical Description note: Signed by Weston and inscribed by Jeffers to Albert Bender and others.
Box 11

Portraits of Jeffers by Edward Weston 1929

Physical Description: 4 mounted prints
General Physical Description note: Signed by Weston, Carmel.
Box 11

Jeffers stonecutting by Horach Lyon 1938

Box 11

Portraits of Jeffers by Sadie Adraini 1946

Physical Description: 7 prints
Box 11

Portraits of Jeffers by Arnold Gentheu undated

Box 11

Jeffers seated by his house by Horace Lyon 1938

Box 11

Jeffers on the hill above Mal Paso Canon by Horace Lyon 1937

Box 11

Robinson and Una Jeffers by Horace Lyon 1938

Box 11

Jeffers family passport photograph undated

Box 11

Portrait of Una Jeffers by Johan Hagemeyer undated

Box 11

Interior Photos of Tor House by Horace Lyon 1936-1938

Physical Description: 6 prints
Box 11

Tor House exterior undated

Physical Description: 3 prints
Box 11

Jeffers family portrait in Tor House 1929

Physical Description: 5 prints
Box 12

Snapshots 1908-1940

Scope and Contents

Small photographs of Jeffers and his family in Ireland, Taos, New Mexico, Carmel, and Hermosa Beach, California. Taken by Lawrence Clark Powell, Morley Baer and others.
Box 13

Framed portraits of Jeffers by Edward Weston 1929

Physical Description: 2 prints
General Physical Description note: Inscribed to Albert Bender.
Box 13

Framed portrait of Jeffers 1936

General Physical Description note: Inscribed to Lawrence Clark Powell.
Box 13

Framed portrait of Robinson Jeffers for Beaks of Eagles undated

Box 14

What's Doing, snapshot 1949

Box 14

Jeffers in the Carmel Cymbal 1935

Box 14

Jeffers in the University of Arizona Foundation annual report, Songa Noskoviak 1905

Box 17

Color slides of Tor House by Frank Bennett 1962

Physical Description: 28 slides
Box 17

Jeffers family at Tor House undated

Physical Description: 11 prints 11 negatives
Box 17

Jeffers at Tor House, by Josselyn Lewis 1925

Box 17

Tor House interior library by Horace Lyon 1938

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 17

Robinson Jeffers by Edward Weston 1929

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 17

Robinson Jeffers by Morley Baer undated

Physical Description: 2 prints, 1 negative
Box 17

Una Jeffers by Johan Hagemeyer undated

Box 17

Jeffers with walking stick by Horace Lyon 1937

Box 17

Return handwritten undated

Physical Description: 4 prints, 3 negatives
Box 17

Jeffers portrait by Sadie Adriani 1946

Box 17

Tor House interior dining room by Horace Lyon 1938

Physical Description: 2 prints, 2 negatives
Box 17

Tor House from yard by Horace Lyon 1936

Box 17

Tor House and Hawk Tower by Horace Lyon 1937

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 17

Jo Davidson bust of Jeffers by Johan Hagemeyer undated

Physical Description: 2 prints, 1 negative
Box 17

Jeffers by Sonya Noskoviak undated

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 17

Jeffers working stone by Horace Lyon 1938

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 17

Robinson Jeffers by Sadie Adriani 1946

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 17

Robinson Jeffers as young man undated

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 17

Bynner Ficks, Steffenson, Ida Ran, Jeffers at Tor House 1928

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 17

Jeffers in group photo, Hermosa beach 1908

Physical Description: 2 negatives

Related Archival Materials note

See box 12 for more prints of young Jeffers at Hermosa Beach.
Box 17

Jeffers by Sonya Noskoviak undated

Physical Description: 1 print, 1 negative
Box 17

Tor House and Hawk Tower from beach undated

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 17

Ocean undated

Physical Description: 1 negative
Box 17

Robinson and Una Jeffers by Sundial by Horace Lyon 1938

Physical Description: 1 print, 1 negative
Box 17

Una Jeffers by A Genthe 1968

Physical Description: 2 prints, 1 negative
Box 17

Book covers undated

Physical Description: 7 prints, 7 negatives
Box 17

Jeffers Title page to Ward Ritchie 1979

Physical Description: 5 negatives
Box 17

August 23, 1897 letter from Robinson Jeffers to his father, for J.H. Press 1968

Physical Description: 2 negatives
Box 17

Tor House from beach undated

Boxes 3, 65

Exhibit reproductions, transparencies, labels 1980-1987

 

Correspondence 1912-1969

Physical Description: 12.0 boxes

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Una and Robinson Jeffers, as well as various Jeffers scholars and collectors.

Alternative formats

Microfilm of this correspondence can be located on the Media Shelves in Special Collections.
Boxes 8-9, 70-71

Various Donors 1912-1969

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Jeffers and various collectors, scholars, and friends, including Lawrence Clark Powell, Ward Richie, Theodore Lilienthal, Albert Bender, Herbert A. Klein, Hazel Pinkham, Ernest G. Bishop, Donald S. Friede, Benjamin H. Lehman, Frederic Prokosch, Remsen Bird, Jake Seitlin, Bennett Cerf, Louis Adamic, Robin Lampson, Benjamin Miller, Arthur C. Coons, and Elizabeth McCloy, as well as publication contracts signed by Jeffers.

Source

Gifted by multiple sources, including Dan S. Hammack Jr., Lawrence Clark Powell, Albert Bender, Melba Berry Bennett, and others.
Box 18

Benjamin De Casseres 1925-1941

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between journalist and poet Benjamin De Casseres and Jeffers, as well as correspondence between Casseres and Una Jeffers. Also included are photographs of the Jeffers family in Carmel, California.

Source

The Mury "Mel" Smith collection of Casseres/Jeffers letters was acquired in trade by Occidental College from Arundel Books in 1998.
Boxes 19-24, 57

Una Jeffers 1913-1950

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Una Jeffers and her husband, Hazel Pinkham, Herbert A. Klein, Lawrence Clark Powell, Francis Perry, Ernest G. Bishop, Remsen Bird, Theodore Lilienthal, Jake Zeitlin, Benjamin Miller, Elizabeth McCloy, Margaret Hargreaves, Harry W. Porte, and Edward Weston. Also includes a box of photocopied letters between Robinson and Una Jeffers from 1910-1942.

Source

Gifted by Una Jeffers.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
 

Researchers/Collectors 1903-2012

Physical Description: 63.0 boxes

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, writings, publications, and research materials produced and collected by several researchers and collectors of Jeffers' works.
 

Sydney S. Alberts 1903-1936

Physical Description: 5.0 boxes

Biographical note

Alberts published A Bibliography of the Works of Robinson Jeffers in 1933.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Una Jeffers and others, including Sydey S. Alberts, Robinson Jeffers, and Lawrence Clark Powell. Letters primarily consist of carbon copies. Also included are typescripts and galley proofs of Albert's A Bibliography of the Works of Robinson Jeffers, and works by Jeffers in various periodicals, such as The New Republic, Carmel Cymbal, The Aurora, The Occidental, Out West, and The Bookman, collected by Alberts.

Source

Sydney S. Alberts
Box 2

Correspondence 1925-1934

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 4

A Bibliography of the Works of Robinson Jeffers 1933

Boxes 113-115

Collected works by Jeffers 1903-1936

Boxes 6-7, 10

Lawrence Clark Powell 1903-1965

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, notes, and drafts related to " An Introduction to Robinson Jeffers," as well as various other published and unpublished essays on Jeffers by Powell, clippings of articles and reviews on Jeffers, and related correspondence with William Van Wyck, Sydney S. Alberts, and Lawrence Frieda.

Biographical note

Lawrence Clark Powell completed his doctoral thesis, An Introduction to Robinson Jeffers, for the University of Burgundy in Dijon in 1932. He published a revised edition of this work in 1934 under the title, Robinson Jeffers: the Man & His Work, and wrote the forward to Melba Berry Bennett's The Stone Mason of Tor House; the Life and Work of Robinson Jeffers (1966). He graduated from Occidental College in 1928.

Source

Lawrence Clark Powell.
 

Melba Berry Bennett 1925-1976

Physical Description: 20.0 boxes

Biographical note

Melba Berry Bennett was a long-time friend and biographer of Jeffers and his family, and was responsible for organizing his papers after his death. She authored Robinson Jeffers and the Sea in 1936 and The Stone Mason of Tor House: the Life and Work of Robinson Jeffers in 1966. She also founded the Robinson Jeffers Committee with Theodore Lilienthal and others after Jeffers' death.

Source

Melba Berry Bennett.
Boxes 25-30

Correspondence and clippings 1925-1971

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Bennett and various Jeffers scholars, publishers, and collecting institutions such as the Occidental College Library and the Bancroft Library, concerning the sale, transfer, and publication of Jeffers materials, the Robinson Jeffers Society and Newsletter, Tor House, and other research topics relating to Jeffers. Also includes newspaper clippings about Bennett at the time of her death, and clippings about Jeffers collected by Bennett.
Box 31-43

The Stone Mason of Tor House 1965-1976

Scope and Contents

Drafts, gallies, typescripts, transcriptions of Jeffers letters and the diary his mother, Annie Robinson Tuttle, notes, and other materials related to the production of The Stone Mason of Tor House.
Box 44

Robinson Jeffers and the Sea typescripts 1936

Boxes 73, 75-80

Alex A. Vardamis 1925-1969

Biographical note

Alex A. Vardamis completed his graduate thesis, The Critical Reputation of Robinson Jeffers, for Columbia University in 1970. He published a revised edition of this work in 1972 under the title, The Critical Reputation of Robinson Jeffers: a Bibliographical Study. He is on the board of the Tor House Foundation, and resides in Carmel, California.

Arrangement

Publications are arranged in the order in which they are listed in The Critical Reputation of Robinson Jeffers.

Scope and Content

Articles and reviews about Jeffers and his work, as well as published works by Jeffers in such periodicals as The Occidental Alumnus, Westways, and Vanity Fair, compiled by Vardamis in producing The Critical Reputation of Robinson Jeffers.
Box 112

Theodore Lilienthal 1930-1974

Source

Gifted by Theodore Lilienthal in 1938, along with several Jeffers publications.

Biographical note

Theodore Lilienthal was a friend of Jeffers, small press publisher of several limited editions of his works, and author of Tor House: Robinson Jeffers' Home, Carmel (1967). He also founded the Robinson Jeffers Committee with Melba Berry Bennett and others, and was a major contributor to the Robinson Jeffers Newsletter. See Theodore Lilienthal, Robinson Jeffers and the Quercus Press, for more information on Lilienthal, and a checklist of the Lilienthal Jeffers Collection at Occidental.

Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings of Jeffers published work, articles about Jeffers, checklists of Lilienthal's Jeffers collection, and related correspondence. Also included is a "not at home" sign from the Jeffers' home in Carmel, California.
Boxes 143-166

H. Arthur Klein 1928-1987

Related Archival Materials

H. Arthur Klein Papers  (University of California Los Angeles)
B. Traven Collection  (Stanford University)

Biographical note

American writer and editor Herbert Arthur Klein completed his graduate thesis, The Prosody of Robinson Jeffers, for Occidental College in 1930. He also co-wrote Jeffers Observed (1986).

Source

Gifted by Herbert Arthur Klein, along with several Jeffers publications.

Scope and Contents

Notes and other research materials Klein produced in researching and writing several studies of Jeffers, including The Prosody of Robinson Jeffers (1930), and Jeffers Observed (1986). Also included is correspondence with Occidental College, Frank and Melba Berry Bennett, Bill Miles, Kamil Bednar, Eric Vaughn, Ann N. Ridgeway, and Robert Brophy.
 

Other researchers

Physical Description: 4.0 boxes
Box 48

The Inscription of Tor House, Gloria Sewart Jeffers 1989

Scope and Contents

Typeset, molds, and mockups of The Inscription of Tor House, with related photographs.
Box 51

The Tower Beyond Tragedy, Margaret C. Powell 1940

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook of designs for The Tower Beyond Tragedy by Margaret C. Powell, including photographs.
Box 87

Point Alma Venus, Rob Kafka and Tim Hunt 1977-1985

Scope and Contents

Typescript of Point Alma Venus, which was posthumously published by Jeffers scholars Rob Kafka and Tim Hunt.
Box 88

Advance copy, The Excesses of God: Robinson Jeffers as a Religious Figure, William Everson 1988

Box 88

Tor House Foundation docent handbook 1986

Box 88

Further Encounters with Robinson Jeffers by Own Greenan 1987-2012

Physical Description: 1 binder

Scope and Contents

Personal remembrance of Jeffers by Owen Greenan, who grew up in Carmel, California, and whose mother was friends with Jeffers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Owen Greenan, 2012.
 

Occidental College 1905-2009

Physical Description: 34.0 boxes

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and exhibition materials related to the Robinson Jeffers Collection, and various Jeffers events at Occidental College. Also included are bibliographic and biographical materials collected by Occidental College librarians.
Boxes 50A, 63-64, 96, 105

Bibliographic materials 1955-1990

Scope and Contents

Bibliographies, checklists, and catalogs of Jeffers works held at various institutions, dust jackets of various Jeffers publications, rare book dealer catalogs, and catalog cards describing Jeffers works in the Occidental College Library.
Boxes 50B, 55

Collected biographical materials 1905-1994

Scope and Contents

Collected biographical materials on Jeffers, his work, and his family, including magazine articles, newspaper clippings, event brochures, and other materials related to Jeffers' time at Occidental. Included is Jeffers Occidental alumni file, the program to his graduation ceremony, photographs of the class of 1905, and a photo-collage of The Occidental staff of 1905.
Boxes 56A-56B

Jeffers book prospectuses 1940-1988

Scope and Contents

Prospectuses for various works by Jeffers, mainly posthumously published.
 

Exhibitions and events 1928-2009

Physical Description: 15.0 boxes
Boxes 45, 89-93, 98, 167

Occidental College Centennial Bulk, 1986-1988 1986-2009

Scope and Contents

Item lists and labels, correspondence, publicity material, notes, budgets, reports, clippings, audio recordings, and slides in relation to a 1987 exhibit and event series at Occidental College held in celebration of its centennial (which was also the centennial of Jeffers’ birth).
Box 45

Recordings of Centennial lectures and symposiums 1987

Location: These materials are located on the Media Shelves in Special Collections.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

5 VHS tapes, 24 cassettes
Box 93

Centennial exhibition catalog 1987-1988

Box 98

National Endowment for the Humanities grant 1987-1988

Box 167

Continent's End: A Cantata on Poems of Robinson Jeffers

Physical Description: 1 box, oversize sheet music on shelves

Scope and Contents

Sheet music, related correspondence, framed awards, and a recording [CD] of Continent's End: A Cantata on Poems of Robinson Jeffers, commissioned by Occidental for the Centennial.
Box 66

Jeffers Centennial exhibit 2005-2006

Scope and Contents

Materials relating to 2005 exhibit celebrating the centennial anniversary of Jeffers graduation from Occidental.
Box 67

Occidental exhibit on Carmel 1994

Box 167, 171

The Big Read 2009

Scope and Contents

T-Shirts, brochures, recordings, audio guide [CD-ROM], and awards relating to a 2009 exhibition and event series, The Big Read: Robinson Jeffers and the Ecologies of Poetry. See Audio-visual Materials for a more detailed listing of audio and video recordings related to this event.

Historical note

The exhibit compondent of The Big Read   was curated and designed by writer Antonia Petniunas.
Boxes 58, 60, 72

General exhibits, events, and festivals 1928-1987

Scope and Contents

Item labels, lists, programs, brochures, flyers, and invitations for various Jeffers exhibitions, festivals, and honorary events at such institutions as Occidental College, California State University Long Beach, University of California Santa Cruz, University of California Berkeley, Virginia Wesleyan College, and the Library of Congress. See Audio-visual Materials for a more detailed listing of audio and video recordings of other Jeffers events.

Arrangement note

Box 59 is missing.
Box 62, 69, 95, 97, 99-102

Library correspondence 1931-2005

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Occidental College librarians Tyrus Harmson and Michael Sutherland, and presidents Remsen Bird and Arthur G. Coons, with such Jeffers researchers and collectors as Herbert Klein, Lawrence Clark Powell, Albert Bender, Vera Howard Brooke, Robert Brophy, Melba Berry Bennett, and Tim Hunt, concerning the Jeffers collection at Occidental, collections at other institutions such as the University of Texas, and Jeffers related events, publications, and associations. Includes floppy disks that contain photographs of Jeffers, and photographs of a 2003 Jeffers Festival.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 103-104

Robinson Jeffers Committee 1962-1973

Historical note

The Robinson Jeffers Committee members included the following active members, as well as several other individuals: Donnan Jeffers, Melba Berry Bennett, Jehanne Salinger Carlson, Theodore M. Lilienthal, Lawrence Clark Powell, and Tyrus G. Harmsen.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and meeting minutes of the Robinson Jeffers Committee of Occidental College.
Boxes 52-53, 61, 68, 74, 81-86, 94

Collected Periodicals Bulk, 1930-1990 1905-2012

Physical Description: 12.0 boxes

Scope and Contents

Newspapers, magazines, and newsletters that contain works by, or articles about Jeffers, including The Occidental, The Aurora, Life Magazine, The Coast, various local Carmel magazines, and the 1932 issue of Time Magazine that features Jeffers on the cover. Also includes theater programs for Medea, Dear Judas, and other Jeffers plays, as well as Tor House Foundation newsletters.
Box 52

Theater programs 1947-1955

Box 94

Tor House Foundation newsletters Bulk, 1978-1991 1978-2012

Related Archival Materials note

The Tor House Foundation docent handbook can be located in box 88.
 

Robinson Jeffers Newsletter 1962-2007

Physical Description: 26.0 boxes

Electronic Access

The Robinson Jeffers Newsletter and Jeffers Studies can be accessed online at www.robinsonjeffersassociation.com .

Historical note

The Robinson Jeffers Newsletter was produced by the Robinson Jeffers Committee in conjunction with Occidental College from 1962-1996, and was edited by Bob Brophy. In 1997, it became the journal Jeffers Studies, and is produced by the Robinson Jeffers Association.

Scope and Contents

Original drafts and copies of The Robinson Jeffers Newsletter, which continues as Jeffers Studies. Includes related correspondence, newsletter subscriber files, and gallies and edited drafts of The Robinson Jeffers Newsletter: a Jubilee Gathering, 1962-1988, published by Occidental College.

Arrangement

Unless otherwise noted, materials are arranged chronologically.
Box 116

A Jubilee Gathering, 1962-1988 1988

Boxes 117-119

Newsletter drafts, #1-79 1962-1991

Boxes 120-134

Newsletter copies, #1-100 1962-1996

Box 135

Jeffers Studies, #1-12 1997-2007

Box 136

Correspondence 1964-1991

Boxes 137-142

Subscriber files 1964-1991

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Boxes 45, 47, 49, 171

Audio-visual Material 1941-2009

Physical Description: 4.0 boxes 4 boxes, and assorted materials on Media Shelves
Location: These materials are located on the Media Shelves in Special Collections.

Scope and Contents

Recordings of various lectures, festivals, plays, and symposiums related Jeffers. Includes cassette tapes, phonotapes, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, Mini DV tapes, records, and film.
Box 45

Recordings of Centennial lectures and symposiums 1987

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

5 VHS tapes, 24 cassettes
Box 47

Recordings of lectures about Jeffers 1972-1976

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

cassette tapes and phonotapes
Box 49

Lawrence Clark Powell, Carmel Jeffers Festival 1981

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

cassette tape
Box 49

Fire, Czeslaw Milosz undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

cassette tape
Box 49

Tor House Awards/Medea 1981

Scope and Contents note

Dr. Lawrence Clark Powell and others at the Santa Cataline School, Monterey, California. Soundtrack of film Medea.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

cassette tape
Box 49

The Women in Jeffers Poetry and Drama 1981

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

cassette tape

Biographical/Historical note

Dr. Robert Brophy of Long Beach University. Oct. 3, 1981 10:00am, Terrace Room of La Playa Hotel.
Box 49

Rhapsody-Requiem presented by Occidental College undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

video tape
Box 49

Son of the Sad Falcon presented by Occidental College undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

video tape
Box 49

Duplicate Jeffers slides 1987

Physical Description: 2 slide boxes
Box 49

Deland, Florida lecture undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

cassette tape
Box 49

Jeffers Festival, seminar #3, Dr. W. Wolte 1982

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

cassette tape
Box 49

Jeffers Festival, seminar #2 1982

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

cassette tape
Box 49

The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers read by Judith Anderson undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

cassette tape
Box 171

Robinson Jeffers 50th Anniversary Reading; Carmel, California 1955

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

2 CDs
Box 171

LOC Oh Lovely Rock undated

Box 171

Robinson Jeffers: Address and Reading to Occidental College Student Body April, 1955

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Cassette Tape
Box 171

Medea 2003

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

DVD-R
 

Robinson Jeffers Audiotape May 28, 1955

Custodial History note

Transferred to digital 6/26/2009
 

Vancouver Chamber Choir 2003

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

CD
 

Bob Vila's Guide to Historic Homes 1996

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

VHS
 

John Michael Yozzo In Illo Tempore, Ab Origine: Violence and Reintegration in the Poems of Robinson Jeffers 1985

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

microfilm
Box 172

Microfilm copies of Jeffers correspondence and manuscripts undated

Access

Access to these materials is restricted.
Box 171

The Big Read 2009

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Unless otherwise noted, materials are in CD format.

Related Archival Materials note

See Occidental College for more information on The Big Read.
Box 171

Jeffers Day 2009

Biographical/Historical note

Photos by Marc Campos
Box 171

Big Read Kick Off 2009

Biographical/Historical note

Photos by Marc Campos
Box 171

The Big Read: Jeffers Day at Occidental November 7, 2009

Box 171

The Big Read: Robinson Jeffers and the Ecologies of Poetry November 1, 2009

Box 171

Jeffers Day at Occidental November 7, 2009

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

1 CD, 2 DVD-R
Box 171

The Big Read: Robinson Jeffers Panel; Johnson 200 and the Library October 15, 2009

Biographical/Historical note

Photos by Marc Campos.
Box 171

Jeffers Exhibit Opening and Big Read Kick Off Ceremonies October 1, 2009

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

1 DVM60
Box 171

Jeffers Day: Opening (Library), Medea and Glee Club (Herrick), Coons Stage 2009

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

1 DVM60
Box 171

Jeffers Day: Stage, Booths and 20 Minute Walk 2009

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

1 DVM60
 

Records 1941-1970

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

78 rpm records
 

The Spoken Arts: Treasury of 100 Modern American Poets 1996

 

Roan Stallion Poet's Theater Series #1 1963

 

The Tower Beyond Tragedy Poet's Theater Series #2 1964

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

An Album of Modern Poetry: Anthology Read by the Poets 1959

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers read by Judith Anderson 1970

 

Judith Anderson in Medea 1947

Physical Description: 2 copies
 

The Tower Beyond Tragedy read by Vox Poetica Repertorie Company 1957

Physical Description: 12 parts on 6 records
 

Robinson Jeffers Reading His Own Poems, Harvard Vocarium Records 1941

Physical Description: 8 records
 

Jeffers Reading his Poems for the 50th Anniversary Program at Occidental College June 19, 1955

Physical Description: 3 copies
 

Film 1963-1967

 

KNBC program on Jeffers: Son of Sad Fall 1963

 

KPIX documentary: Rhapsody and Requiem 1967

 

KPIX footage of Theodore Lilienthal and Melba Berry Bennett at Tor House undated

 

Artwork and Memorabilia 1929-2009

Physical Description: 5.0 boxes 5 boxes, 2 flat file drawers, and assorted framed works and memorabilia

Scope and Contents

Novelty clothing, posters, framed photographic portraits of Jeffers, and other framed works. Flat-files contain broadsides of Jeffers’ poetry, drawings and photographs of Jeffers, newspapers featuring his work, and exhibition posters.
Boxes 15-16

Framed handwritten poems undated

Physical Description: 7 framed works

Source

Albert Bender

Scope and Contents

Poems include Life from the Lifeless, Rock and Hawk, Distant Rainfall, Return, Tor House (typed), Winged Rock, and The Low Sky. Inscribed by Jeffers to Albert Bender.
Box 168

Tor House Foundation T-Shirt and men's tie 1990-2009

Box 169

Cedar roof shingles from Tor House 1980

Box 170

Commercial posters 1974

Scope and Contents note

Posters produced by Random House, the U.S. Postal Service, and artist Thomas Benton featuring Jeffers' poetry,
 

Framed portraits of Jeffers 1929-2003

 

Framed handwritten copies of Shine, Republic 1947

 

Tor House Foundation award 1981

Details: Award reads, "Distinguished Fellow, Tor House Foundation, Inc., Lawrence Clark Powell, 1981"
 

Brass sculptures of Jeffers' face undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Drawer 13-14

Broadsides, drawings, photographs, and exhibition posers 1929-2009