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Finding aid of the Robert Peters and Stephen Vincent correspondence
1997-24  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Finding Aid of the Robert Peters and Stephen Vincent correspondence
    Dates: 1972 - 1983
    Bulk Dates: 1979 - 1980
    Collection number: 1997-24
    Creator: Peters, Robert
    Creator: Vincent, Stephen
    Collection Size: 1> 1 folder
    Repository: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
    San Francisco, California 94105
    Abstract: This collection contains correspondence between Robert Peters, one of the most widely published gay poets in the U.S., and Stephen Vincent, editor of _Shocks_, an avant-garde San Francisco literary magazine of the 1970s, and founder of Momo�s Press, also in San Francisco.
    Physical location: Stored at the Archives of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society in San Francisco, California
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Preferred Citation

    Finding Aid of the Robert Peters and Stephen Vincent correspondence, 1997-24, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased by the GLBTHS from Bolerium in 1997.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The correspondence documents the literary friendship between an openly gay man and a straight man. The collection contains 27 letters, notes and cards from Peters and 12 carbon copies of Vincent�s letters to Peters. While some of Peters� letters are handwritten, most are signed typescripts. One Peters letter, 02/07/1975, is a six page review of Vincent�s �The Ballad of Artie Bremer,� signed. Many of the letters discuss their own work and the work of other literary figures such as Jack Hirshman, Anne Waldman, James Broughton, and John Gill, among others. Over the course of the letters, dialogues on the merits and styles of various poets emerge; Clayton Eshleman being one example. Many of the people discussed were known personally by Peters and/or Vincent providing a unique perspective. Included is an essay Peters wrote, �The Phenomenon of James Dickey, Currently� and sent a signed copy to Vincent.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    San Francisco literary scene
    Beat Poets
    North Beach
    John Gill
    James Broughton

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