Chiefly typescripts of poetry, fiction, essays, reviews and criticism by Carol Tarlen and her partner/husband, David Joseph;
together with a small amount of personal papers and publications. Joseph's papers include files related to his editorial and
translation work. Many of Tarlen's files were collected or compiled by Joseph in preparation for their posthumous publication.
Carol Tarlen was a San Francisco working class poet and writer, as well as a union, labor, and peace activist, who died in
2004. She was married to writer and poet David Joseph, her collaborator and partner.
3 cartons, 3 manuscript boxes
(4.25 linear feet)
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