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Lindsay Hill Papers
MSS 0696  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Preferred Citation
  • OFF-SITE STORAGE
  • Restrictions

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lindsay Hill Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0696
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Languages: English
    Physical Description: 4.8 Linear feet (12 archives boxes, 2 oversize folders)
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1963 - 2008
    Abstract: Papers of Lindsay Hill, American poet and editor. Included is correspondence with friends and colleagues; original typescripts and manuscripts of Hill’s poetry and prose; business material related to Hill’s production company, Spoken Engine Co.; original submissions, correspondence, and business materials related to the publication of Facture; and photographs of Lindsay Hill. The collection is arranged in seven series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS, 3) EDITORIAL WORK, 4) SPOKEN ENGINE CO., 5) FACTURE, 6) CONFERENCES, and 7) IMAGES AND RECORDINGS.
    Creator: Hill, Lindsay, 1952-

    Biography

    Lindsay Hill was born in 1952 in San Francisco, California. While attending Bard College his first book of poetry, Avelaval, was published. After graduating from Bard in 1975, Hill continued writing and publishing while working as an investment banker. In 1995 he retired from finance to pursue poetry full-time.
    Along with writing, Hill used his knowledge of business to start several new ventures. In 1993 he founded the production company Spoken Engine Co. with the goal of combining poetry and music. From 1995 to 1996, he produced CDs with poets Nathaniel Mackey, Nathaniel Tarn, and Maxine Hong Kingston. Hill was also a founder and co-editor of the poetry journal Facture with fellow poet Paul Naylor, publishing three issues between 1999 and 2002.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Papers of Lindsay Hill, American poet and editor. Included is correspondence with friends and colleagues; original typescripts and manuscripts of Hill’s poetry and prose; business material related to Hill’s production company, Spoken Engine Co.; original submissions, correspondence, and business materials related to the publication of Facture; and photographs of Lindsay Hill.
    Arranged in seven series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) WRITINGS, 3) EDITORIAL WORK, 4) SPOKEN ENGINE CO., 5) FACTURE, 6) CONFERENCES, and 7) IMAGES AND RECORDINGS.

    Preferred Citation

    Lindsay Hill Papers, MSS 696. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    OFF-SITE STORAGE

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS

    Restrictions

    Master videocassette recordings in Series 7 are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Eshleman, Clayton -- Correspondence
    Hill, Lindsay, 1952- -- Archives
    Spoken Engine Co.
    Tarn, Nathaniel -- Correspondence
    American poetry -- 20th century