Inventory of the Don Carpenter Correspondence,

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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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.

Collection Contents

Box MC007:1

Brautigan, Richard 1973 October 9

Physical Description: 1 envelope with calling card
Box MC007:2

Capote, Truman 1966 November 19

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box MC007:3

Clark, Walter Van Tilburg 1966 February 10

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:4

Ginsberg, Allen undated

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box MC007:5

Loewinsohn, Ron 1964 January 12

Physical Description: 1 letter, 1 poem
Box MC007:6

McClure, Michael 1967 September 2

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box MC007:7

McClure, Michael 1973 August 29

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box MC007:8

Snyder, Gary 1964 September 26

Physical Description: 1 letter and samples of calligraphy by Whalen, Ross, and Snyder
Box MC007:9

Snyder, Gary 1965 October 6

Physical Description: 1 note, 4 poems
Box MC007:10

Snyder, Gary 1965 November 10

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:11

Snyder, Gary 1965 December 24

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:12

Snyder, Gary 1966 January 27

Physical Description: 1 letter, 2 poems
Box MC007:13

Snyder, Gary 1966 March 3

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:14

Snyder, Gary 1966 April 10

Physical Description: 1 letter, 4 poems
Box MC007:15

Snyder, Gary 1966 May 30

Physical Description: 1 letter, 6 poems
Box MC007:16

Snyder, Gary 1967 January 23

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:17

Snyder, Gary 1971 May 29

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:18

Snyder, Gary [1971 June 7?]

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box MC007:19

Snyder, Gary 1971 December 11

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:20

Snyder, Gary 1971 Winter Solstice

Physical Description: broadside poem, Anasazi
Box MC007:21

Snyder, Gary 1973 July 6

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:22

Snyder, Gary 1973 August 29

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box MC007:23

Snyder, Gary undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:24

Snyder, Gary undated

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box MC007:25

Whalen, Philip 1963 August 13

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box MC007:26

Whalen, Philip 1966 February 26

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:27

Whalen, Philip 1966 March 14

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box MC007:28

Whalen, Philip 1966 March 27

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:29

Whalen, Philip 1966 April 14

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:30

Whalen, Philip 1966 April 18

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:31

Whalen, Philip 1966 May 15

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box MC007:32

Whalen, Philip 1966 May 16

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box MC007:33

Whalen, Philip 1966 June 2

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box MC007:34

Whalen, Philip 1966 September 28

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:35

Whalen, Philip 1967 February 7

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:36

Whalen, Philip 1967 February 28

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:37

Whalen, Philip 1967 March 16

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:38

Whalen, Philip 1967 March 22

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:39

Whalen, Philip 1969 September 23

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:40

Whalen, Philip 1971 August 9

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box MC007:41

Whalen, Philip 1972?

Physical Description: 1 postcard