Finding Aid for the Alexandra Garrett Papers and Records of the Beyond Baroque Foundation, 1965-1991

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Finding Aid for the Alexandra Garrett Papers and Records of the Beyond Baroque Foundation, 1965-1991

Collection number: 1615

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 25 August 1993
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alexandra Garrett Papers and Records of the Beyond Baroque Foundation,
Date (inclusive): 1965-1991
Collection number: 1615
Creator: Garrett, Alexandra
Extent: 17 boxes (8.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Alexandra Garrett was associated with the short-lived literary magazines Coastline and Trace. The first office of Beyond Baroque, a non-profit cultural and educational foundation in the Venice section of Los Angeles, opened in 1968. In the same year, the first issue of its avant-garde magazine, Beyond Baroque, was published, and its art gallery opened. In 1969, the Venice poetry workshops, readings, and music recitals began. In 1972, the Beyond Baroque Foundation was created. The first National Endowment for the Arts grant came in 1974, and by 1977, its library had grown to 10,000 volumes. By 1979, Garrett had become executive vice-president of the Foundation and assistant editor of Beyond Baroque magazine. The collection consists of correspondence, staff bulletins, reports, organizational charts, catalogs, calendars, press releases, board meeting minutes, by-laws, articles and printed materials, scrapbook, clippings and magazines.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, Department of Special Collections.] Credit shall be given as follows: © The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Peter L. Garrett, 1992.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Alexandra Garrett Papers and Records of the Beyond Baroque Foundation (Collection 1615). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1470490 

Biography

Alexandra Garrett was brought up in the Eastern U.S., and attended Bennington College in Vermont, editing its literary magazine; moved to Los Angeles; was associated with short-lived literary magazines Coastline and Trace; the first office of Beyond Baroque, a non-profit cultural and educational foundation in the Venice section of Los Angeles, opened in 1968; in the same year, the first issue of its avant-garde magazine, Beyond Baroque, was published, and its art gallery opened; in 1969 the Venice poetry workshops, readings, and music recitals began; in 1972 the Beyond Baroque Foundation was created; the first National Endowment for the Arts grant came in 1974, and by 1977 its library had grown to 10,000 volumes; by 1979 Garrett had become executive vice-president of the Foundation and assistant editor of Beyond Baroque magazine.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, staff bulletins, reports, organizational charts, catalogs, calendars, press releases, board meeting minutes, by-laws, articles and printed materials, scrapbook, clippings and magazines. Includes materials on art and music programs, Olympic poetry festival, book fairs, poetry readings, and film club.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Garrett, Alexandra--Archives.
Beyond Baroque Foundation.
Women poets, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Women periodical editors--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
Arts--California--Los Angeles--Societies, etc.--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Beyond Baroque gallery - art & music announcements.

Box 1, Folder 2

Beyond Baroque miscellaneous.

Box 1, Folder 3

Beyond Baroque programs, 1972-1974.

Box 1, Folder 4

Beyond Baroque - Library history & archives.

Box 1, Folder 5

Readings - past, 1972-1977.

Box 1, Folder 6

Beyond Baroque chronology.

Box 1, Folder 7

Beyond Baroque staff bulletins, reports, organizational charts, 1975-1985.

Box 1, Folder 8

Miscellaneous business, 1981-1982.

Box 1, Folder 9

Beyond Baroque parties, 1972-1976.

Box 2, Folder 1

Beyond Baroque fundraising via mail.

Box 2, Folder 2

Beyond Baroque brochure, 1973-1987.

Box 2, Folder 3

Bayrock Press.

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence, 1979-1983.

Box 2, Folder 5

Manuscripts & correspondence, 1979-1983.

Box 2, Folder 6

Venice City Hall.

Box 2, Folder 7

Olympics poetry festival.

Box 2, Folder 8

Beyond Baroque small press book fair and workshops 1981.

Box 2, Folder 9

Beyond Baroque rejection slips & manuscript envelopes.

Box 2, Folder 10

Board of Trustees, Board of Directors by-laws.

Box 2, Folder 11

Beyond Baroque publicity, news releases.

Box 2, Folder 12

Board meeting, March 1981.

Box 3, Folder 1

Miscellaneous poetry readings, 1977-1985.

Box 3, Folder 2

Readings - miscellaneous.

Box 3, Folder 3

New York book fair.

Box 3, Folders 4-5

Friends of books & comics, San Francisco Book Fair.

Box 3, Folder 6

CCLM.

Box 4, Folder 1

Zimmerman poems, etc., 1970-1971[?].

Box 4, Folder 2

UCLA poetry workshop.

Box 4, Folder 3

Helen Luster's poetry workshop, 1971.

Box 4, Folder 4

Current poetry.

Box 4, Folder 5

Poetry workshop.

Box 4, Folders 6-7

Correspondence - miscellaneous.

Box 5, Folders 1-3

Writers & editors to Alexandra C. Garrett.

Box 5, Folders 4-6

Literary magazines, workshops & presses.

Box 6, Folder 1

Literary magazines, workshops & presses.

Box 6, Folders 2-3

Catalogues.

Box 6, Folder 4

Film club & film.

Box 6, Folder 5

Alexandra Garrett letterhead (Beyond Baroque).

Box 6, Folders 6-7

Beyond Baroque, 1974.

Box 7, Folders 1-2

Beyond Baroque, 1975.

Box 7, Folders 3-4

Beyond Baroque, 1976.

Box 7, Folders 5-6

Beyond Baroque, 1977.

Box 8, Folder 1

Beyond Baroque, 1977.

Box 8, Folders 2-3

Beyond Baroque, 1978.

Box 8, Folders 4-5

Beyond Baroque, 1979.

Box 8, Folder 6-7

Beyond Baroque, 1980.

Box 9, Folders 1-2

Beyond Baroque, 1981.

Box 9, Folders 3-4

Beyond Baroque, 1982.

Box 9, Folder 5-6

Beyond Baroque, 1983.

Box 10, Folder 1

Beyond Baroque, 1984.

Box 10, Folder 2

Isherwood reading, February 8, 1984 - cancelled.

Box 10, Folders 3-4

Beyond Baroque, 1985.

Box 10, Folder 5

Beyond Baroque business, 1985.

Box 11, Folders 1-2

Beyond Baroque, 1986.

Box 11, Folder 3

Beyond Baroque, 1987.

Box 11, Folder 4

Fund raising, 1987.

Box 11, Folder 5

Beyond Baroque, 1988.

Box 11, Folder 6

Beyond Baroque Vagabond fund raiser - cancelled, 1988.

Box 11, Folder 7

Beyond Baroque - A night at the movies fundraiser, March 1988.

Box 12, Folder 1

Beyond Baroque miscellaneous, 1988, including minutes of Board meetings.

Box 12, Folder 2

1988 ABA convention guide.

Box 12, Folders 3-4

Beyond Baroque, 1989.

Box 12, Folder 5-6

Beyond Baroque, 1990 - calendar, press releases.

Box 13, Folders 1-2

Beyond Baroque Board meeting minutes, 1990.

Box 13, Folders 3-5

Beyond Baroque, 1991 - calendar, press releases, etc.

Box 13, Folders 6-7

Beyond Baroque, 1991 - Board meeting minutes, etc.

Box 14, Folder 1

Beyond Baroque Foundation by-laws.

Box 14, Folder 2

Beyond Baroque building commission.

Box 14, Folder 3

VLA.

Box 14, Folder 4

Beyond Baroque book fairs - supply checklist.

Box 14, Folder 5

Copyright - letters regarding.

Box 14, Folder 6

Beyond Baroque calendars.

Box 14, Folder 7

Beyond Baroque miscellaneous, ca. 1968-1983.

Box 14, Folder 8

Beyond Baroque Magazine - forms.

Box 14, Folder 9

Beyond Baroque Magazine - procedures & ideas.

Box 14, Folder 10

Manuscript forms.

Box 14, Folder 11

Beyond Baroque Magazine - forms - original pasteups.

Box 15, Folders 1-4

Articles & printed material about Beyond Baroque.

Box 16, Folders 1-4

Articles & printed material about Beyond Baroque.

Box 16, Folder 5

Magazine: Southern California Women.

Box 16, Folder 6

Coastlines - correspondence, 1954-1957.

Box 17, Folder 1

Coastlines - scrapbook.

Box 17, Folder 2

Coastlines - workshops, courses, readings, conferences.

Box 17, Folder 3

A.L.M.A.

Box 17, Folder 4

Extra Coastlines clippings.

Box 17, Folder 5

Coastlines - organization.

Box 17, Folder 6

Coastlines - distribution.

Box 17, Folder 7

Coastlines - events.

Box 17, Folder 8

Genesis West.

Box 17, Folder 9

California Quarterly - correspondence of interest.