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Guide to the William M. Roth Correspondence
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents Note
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William M. Roth correspondence,
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1965
    Collection number: MS 170
    Creator: Roth, William M. (William Matson), 1916-
    Extent: 0.2 linear ft.
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: This collection contains outgoing and incoming correspondence (letters from William Roth, Kenneth Patchen, Miriam Patchen, Jonathan Williams, J. B. de C. H. Sanders and Josephine Miles) documenting professional and personal relationship between William M. Roth and Kenneth Patchen.
    Physical location: Stored in Special Collections and Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    William M. Roth correspondence. MS 170. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of William M. Roth, August 1993, to The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. Correspondence with reference to Kenneth Patchen transferred to Special Collection and Archives, UC Santa Cruz, November 1994.

    Biographical Note

    William Matson Roth, along with Jane Grabhorn, was one of the acting managers of the Colt Press of San Francisco in the 1940's. The Colt Press published writers such as Ann Stanford, Edmund Wilson, Henry Miller, J. V. Cunningham. Through the association with the press William M. Roth, later to be U.S. Ambassador, businessman, and a negotiator, established a friendship with novelist and poet Kenneth Patchen.

    Scope and Contents Note

    A set of correspondence by William Roth, Kenneth Patchen, Miriam Patchen, Jonathan Williams, J. B. de C. H. Sanders and Josephine Miles documenting Kenneth Patchen's early publishing history (1941-1942),and his financial and medical plight in the 1960's. Material is organized into three series; Outgoing, Incoming, and Other Related Letters.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Roth, William M.
    Printers--California
    Poets, American y 20th century x Correspondence

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972. Kenneth Patchen archive
    Patchen, Miriam
    Williams, Jonathan, d 1929
    Sanders, J. B. de C. H
    Miles, Josephine, d 1911-
    Colt Press
    Grabhorn Press

    Related Material

    Title: Colt Press Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1938-1958
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
    Title: Colt Press Records,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1941-1942
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
    Title: The Colt Press: Oral history transcript and related material,
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1966
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley