Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Terrel Hale Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 586
Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Language of Material:
6.0 Linear feet
(15 archives boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1975 - 2003
Papers of Terrel Hale, American poet and editor, dating from 1975 to 2003. Included are original notebooks, typescripts, and
drafts of Hale's prose, poetry, and plays; proofs, typescripts, paste-ups, lists of contributors, and correspondence related
to the publication of
Screens and Tasted Parallels
Hale, Terrel D.
Terrel Hale Papers, MSS 586. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
Terrel D. Hale worked as the librarian for the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. where he compiled
United States Sanctions and South Africa : A Selected Legal Bibliography. He edited a journal of new poetry titled
Screens and Tasted Parallels and his own poems have appeared in several small press magazines and journals. He also authored a chapbook titled
Light Still Enough to Witness and had his novel,
Saints and Latin Decadence published in 2001.
Original material deemed too fragile to handle has been photocopied. These preservation photocopies must be used in place
of the originals.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Terrel Hale Papers document Hale's career as a poet, editor, and librarian, as well as the short-lived production of the
Screens and Tasted Parallels, edited by Hale. Materials include correspondence and submissions for
Screens and Tasted Parallels, as well as biographical materials and working drafts of Hale's poetry and prose. The accession is arranged in four series:
1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS BY HALE, 3) MISCELLANEOUS, and 4)
SCREENS AND TASTED PARALLELS.
SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE series comprises the bulk of this accession and is organized alphabetically. The series includes letters
and poetry submissions from Rae Armantrout, John Ashbery, Charles Bernstein, Clarke Coolidge, Clayton Eshleman, Peter Gizzi,
Lyn Hejinian, Anselm Hollo, Fanny Howe, Susan Howe, Jackson Mac Low, Jerome Rothenberg, Ron Silliman, John Taggart, Nathaniel
Tarn, and Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop. Hale's own poetry submissions to various journals and magazines are also found in this
series, including correspondence bound by Hale, documenting his publication attempts. Materials by unidentified correspondents
are located at the end of the series.
SERIES 2: WRITINGS BY HALE
The WRITINGS BY HALE series is arranged in two subseries: A) Published Poetry, B) Unpublished Writing.
A) The Published Poetry subseries includes six poems by Hale that were published in various journals including
B) The Unpublished Writing subseries includes miscellaneous manuscripts, emailed poems, handwritten notepads, working poetry
and prose typescripts, and various typed and transcribed poems dating from 1977 to 1997. Also included are several poetry
manuscripts bound by Hale, most of which are dated from 1985-1989.
SERIES 3: MISCELLANEOUS
The MISCELLANEOUS series includes Hale's curricula vita, wedding invitation, recital and concert programs, and photographs.
Also included is an audiocassette recording of readings by Terrel Hale.
SCREENS AND TASTED PARALLELS
SCREENS AND TASTED PARALLELS series contains various materials relating to the publication of the journal edited by Hale, including typescripts, page
proofs, paste-ups, mailing lists, and lists on and notes about contributors. Also included is a copy of
Screens and Tasted Parallels, Issue One, signed by Robert Johnson. The copy has a cover proof for Issue Two attached to the front.
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Subjects and Indexing Terms
Hale, Terrel D. -- Archives
Poetry -- 20th century
Screens and tasted parallels