Guide to the Charles and Barbara Paine Collection

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Guide to the Charles and Barbara Paine Collection

Collection number: MS 169

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
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UCSC OAC Unit
Date Completed:
2004
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UCSC OAC Unit
© 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles and Barbara Paine collection
Dates: 1957-1983
Collection number: MS 169
Collector: Paine, Charles
Collector: Paine, Barbara
Collection Size: 1 document box, 1 folio, 23 books
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: Consists of incoming correspondence from Miriam Patchen, painted books, signed and unsigned books, and miscellany printed ephemera produced by poet-novelist Kenneth Patchen.
Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

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

Charles and Barbara Paine collection. MS 169. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Charles Paine in memory of Barbara Paine, December 2002.

Biography

Charles and Barbara Paine were collectors and patrons of Kenneth Patchen's work.

Scope and Content of Collecion

Consists of incoming correspondence from Miriam Patchen, painted books, signed and unsigned books, and miscellany printed ephemera produced by poet-novelist Kenneth Patchen. Material is arranged by format.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Paine, Charles--Archives
Paine, Barbara--Archives
Poets, American--20th century
Authors, American--20th century
Patchen, Kenneth--1911-1972
Patchen, Kenneth--1911-1972--Kenneth Patchen archive
Correspondence
Ephemera
Painted books

Related Material

The following collections in Special Collection at UCSC:

Separated material

Books cataloged separately. Includes 13 inscribed and 10 unsigned copies.
  1. Aflame and Afun of Walking Faces. New Directions, 1970; inscribed by Kenneth Patchen "for Charles and Barbara/ springtime best/ Miriam & Kenneth/ March 1970" (paperback)
  2. A flame and Afun of Walking Faces. New Directions, 1970; unsigned (hardcover)
  3. The Argument of Innocence. Scrimshaw Press, 1976; inscribed by Miriam Patchen "For Barbara & Charles/ Who may play with the King of Toys/ Love, Sirkka-Miriam/ February 1977" (paperback)
  4. Because It Is. New Directions, 1960; unsigned
  5. But Even So. New Directions, 1968; inscribed by Miriam, signed by Kenneth Patchen "To Barbara & Charles/ Dec 1968/ With all warmest wishes/ Kenneth and Miriam Patchen" (paperback)
  6. The Collected Poems of Kenneth Patchen. New Directions, 1st edition; inscribed by Miriam, signed by Kenneth Patchen "To two dear friends,/ Barbara and Charles Paine/ Their Wealth Ever Enriches/ Others/ With Love/ Kenneth and Miriam/ Patchen/ December 1971." (hardcover)
  7. Collected Poems. New Directions, 1970; unsigned
  8. Doubleheader: Poems and Letter to God. New Directions, 1958; inscribed by Kenneth Patchen "for the Charles Paines/ with every wish/ Kenneth Patchen/ Dec 66" (paperback)
  9. Hallelujah Anyway. New Directions, 1967; inscribed by Kenneth Patchen "for Barbara and Charles/ love/ from Miriam and Kenneth/ Jun 14, 1967" (paperback)
  10. Hallelujah Anyway: A Kenneth Patchen Exhibition, Catalog . University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, 1974; unsigned
  11. The Journal of Albion Moonlight. New Directions, 1961; unsigned
  12. In Quest of Candlelighters. New Directions, 1972; inscribed by Miriam Patchen "For Barbara/ and Charles/ With Eternal Love/ Miriam/ & Kenneth, May 6, 1972", (paperback)
  13. Kenneth Patchen: Painter of Poems. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, catalog, 1970; unsigned (copy 1)
  14. Kenneth Patchen: Painter of Poems. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, catalog, 1970; unsigned (copy 2)
  15. Kenneth Patchen: Painter of Poems. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, catalog, 1970; unsigned (copy 3)
  16. Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer. City Lights Books, 1958; unsigned
  17. Patchen: The Last Interview. #40 Capra Chapbook Series, 1976; unsigned
  18. Patchen's Lost Plays. Capra Press, 1977; unsigned
  19. Peace or Perish: A Crisis Anthology. Poets for Peace, 1983; inscribed by Miriam Patchen "Peace!/ Miriam Patchen", (paperback)
  20. Sleepers Awake. New Directions, 1969; inscribed by Kenneth Patchen "for Barbara and Charles/ with the fondest greetings/ of Miriam and Kenneth/ December 1969" (paperback)
  21. Still Another Pelican in the Breadbox. Pig Iron Press, 1980; unsigned
  22. When We Were Here Together. New Directions, 1957; unsigned (hardcover)
  23. Wonderings. New Directions, 1971; inscribed by Kenneth Patchen "for Barbara & Charles/ with our admiring love/ Miriam & Kenneth/ April 1971" (hardcover)

Collection Contents

box-folder 1:1-2

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.
box-folder 1:1-2

Incoming, Miriam Patchen 1977

box-folder 1:1

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

box-folder 1:2

Christmas Cards (7) 1960 undated

Box 1

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

Box 1

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.
box-folder 1:3-4 and folio 1

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.
box-folder 1:3

Patchen Postcards

box-folder 1:3

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")

box-folder 1:3

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")

Folio 1

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

Folio 1

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

box-folder 1:4

Serial issues: 1967-1972

box-folder 1:4

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

box-folder 1:4

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

box-folder 1:4

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

box-folder 1:4

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

box-folder 1:4

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