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Inventory of the Don Carpenter Correspondence,
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  • Collector: Carpenter, Don
    Title: Don Carpenter Correspondence,
    Date (inclusive): 1963-1973
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Don Carpenter (1931-1995), a novelist, was the author of Hard rain falling (1965), Blade of light (1966), Getting off (1971), The class of '49 (1985) and From a distant past (1988), among other works. This collection contains letters to Carpenter from Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Michael McClure, and other contemporary poets.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: MC007
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Donald Richard Carpenter was born March 16, 1931 in Berkeley, California, the son of Eugene P. and Genevieve (Cody) Carpenter. He graduated from Portland State University in 1959 and received an M.A. from San Francisco State University in 1960.
    He had a career as a novelist and was the author of Hard rain falling (1965), Blade of light (1966), Getting off (1971), The class of '49 (1985) and From a distant past (1988), among other works.
    Carpenter passed away on July 27, 1995 in Mill Valley, California.
    Source:
    "Don Carpenter," in Contemporary Authors Online, Thomson Gale, University of California, Davis Library. Accessed September 19, 2008.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains 41 postcards and letters, including some poetry, from Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Michael McClure, and other contemporary poets. The correspondence, which spans the years 1963-1973, discusses travel, news about mutual friends, and writing and publishing projects.
    The letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

    Related collections

    The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley holds the Don Carpenter Papers.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Carpenter, Don--Archives
    Snyder, Gary, 1930---Correspondence
    Whalen, Philip--Correspondence
    Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1984 and 1985.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed these papers and created and encoded this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Don Carpenter Correspondence, MC007, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.