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Guide to the Charles and Barbara Paine Collection
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Correspondence 1960-1977

Physical Description: 9 items

Series Scope and Content Summary

Consists of one incoming annotated letter and eight postcards from Miriam Patchen to the Paines.
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Incoming, Miriam Patchen 1977

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ALS, "It was so good to hear Barbara just now- ...", Mar 4, 1977 (+ env. and clipping "Poet's wife recalls agony, ecstasy of her husband's art", Palo Alto Times, Feb 28, 1977); and 'In Perkko's Grotto Post Card', signed "Love, Miriam & Kenneth". March 1977 undated

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Christmas Cards (7) 1960 undated

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Painted Books 1957-1958

Physical Description: 2 books

Series Scope and Content Summary

Consists of Kenneth Patchen limited painted book editions; covers designed and painted by the author.
Box 1

Hurrah for Anything. Jonathan Williams, Highlands, 1957; "Colophon 79/ Limited to 100 copies/ prepared and painted by/ Kenneth Patchen/ number 79" (5.5" x 8.25") 1957

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Poem-scapes. Jonathan Williams, Highlands, 1958; "Colophon 40/ limited to 75 copies/ prepared and painted/ by Kenneth Patchen/ copy number 40 (5.5"x 8") 1958

Volumes cataloged

Books 1957-1980

Physical Description: 23 books

Series Scope and Content Summary

Consists of books by Kenneth Patchen; ten volumes inscribed by author or his wife Miriam Patchen, and 13 unsigned copies. Signed copies include Doubleheader: Poems and Letter to God. (1958); Hallelujah Anyway (1967); Sleepers Awake (1969); But Even So (1968); Wonderings (1971). Books are cataloged separately.
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Other Printed Material 1958-2002

Physical Description: 2 folders and 1 folio

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains Patchen Postcards, a silkscreen print, four serial issues, and a clipping.
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Patchen Postcards

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Picture Poems printed by Leslie Tobin Imports, Inc. Philadelphia, [White paper board] (7); includes "The Best Hope", "Hallelujah", "I am the Ghost", "I have a Funny Feeling", "Imagine Seeing You Here", "Little Chief", "What Can You Do Up Here" (5 1/4" x 8")

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Painting Poem in Mixed Medium, (incomplete set) printed by Museum Reproductions, Alhambra, CA, 1958; includes "In Perkko's Grotto" (1), "It is Somehow Reassuring to Contemplate' (7), "The Walker Standing" (2) (4"x6")

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Broadside (11" x 15"), "A Poem for Christmas" Dec. 1961

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Silkscreen Print: "A Mercy-Filled & Defiant Xmas To All Still Worthy To be Called Men", no. 139/150, signed by Miriam Patchen (size: 18 x 24; gold and purple text on white Japanese silk paper) Dec. 1970

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Serial issues: 1967-1972

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Alameda County Weekender, "A Bay Area Poet's Fight Against Pain" Sep. 16, 1967

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Liturgy, Vol 17:2 (Cover features Patchen's poem "Rest, heart of the tired world."), Mar. 1972

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Liturgy, Vol 14:10 (Cover features Patchen's poem "A Mercy-Filled and Defiant Christmas to All Still Worthy To Be Called Men") Dec. 1969

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The Staff , Dec 3, 1971 (Cover features Patchen's "The Best Hope" painted poem, and article "Patchen" by Barba Margolis (p. 35, 37, 43): Dec. 3, 1971

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Clipping: "Deaths: Miriam Patchen, Peace activist, wife of poet and novelist Kenneth Patchen", Palo Alto Weekly Mar. 22, 2002