Guide to the Noel Peattie Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Peattie, Noel
Title: Noel Peattie Papers
Date (inclusive): 1972-2002
Extent: 0.4 linear feet
Abstract: Noel Peattie (1932-2005), a poet and author of Western Skyline, In the Dome of St. Laurence Meteor, King Humble's Grave and Sweetwater Ranch, served as Acquisitions Librarian at the University of California, Davis from 1966-1992. His Papers contain correspondence with Gary Snyder and A.D. Winans, among others, and manuscripts of some of Peattie's works.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-380
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Noel Peattie was born on November 28, 1932 in Menton, France. He grew up in Santa Barbara, California, graduated from Pomona College in 1954 where he majored in philosophy, and held master's degrees from Yale (philosophy) and the University of California, Berkeley (library science).
He served as Acquisitions Librarian at the University of California, Davis from 1966-1992.
A poet, Peattie published Western Skyline, In the Dome of St. Laurence Meteor, King Humble's Grave and Sweetwater Ranch. He also wrote Sipapu, a review of small press counter-culture literature, which he issued biannually for the library profession.
Peattie passed away on January 13, 2005.
Source:
Noel Peattie Obituary in the Davis Enterprise, January 21, 2005.

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence with Gary Snyder and A.D. Winans, among others, and manuscripts of some of Peattie's works.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged three series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Works by Peattie, 3. Works by Others.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Peattie, Noel--Archives
Snyder, Gary, 1930---Correspondence
Winans, A.D.--Correspondence
Poets, American--20th century

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Noel Peattie Papers, D-380, 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

 

Series 1. Correspondence 1972-2000

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in two subseries: Outgoing and Incoming.
 

Subseries 1.1 Outgoing 1999

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1:1

American Libraries 1999 July 21

Box 1:2

Watchung Booksellers 1999 September 14

 

Subseries 1.2 Incoming 1972-2000

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 1:3

Barnes, Kate 2000 March 31

Box 1:4

Blue, Jane 1999 June

Box 1:5

Form letters 1999-2000

Box 1:6

Fox, Hugh 1999 September 28

Box 1:7

Hill, Crag 1999 August

Box 1:8

Hirshfield, Jane 2000

Box 1:9

Knight, Arthur and Kit 1986 June 13

Box 1:10

Luschei, Glenna 2000 July 18

Box 1:11

McFarland and Co. 1999 November

Box 1:12

PEN American Center 1999 July 2

Box 1:13

Plymell, Charles 2000 May 26

Box 1:14

Poetry Now undated

Box 1:15

Pond, Lily 2000 February 12

Box 1:16

Regent Press 1999-2000

Box 1:17

Snyder, Gary 1972 March 16

Physical Description: 1 letter, 1 poem, Smokey the Bear Sutra, by Snyder
Box 1:18

Snyder, Gary 1972 November 27

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1:19

Snyder, Gary 1974 February 2

Physical Description: 1 letter, 1 poem, Why Log Truck Drivers Rise Earlier Than Students of Zen, by Snyder
Box 1:20

Snyder, Gary 1979 May 1

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1:21

Snyder, Gary 1982 April

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box 1:22

Snyder, Gary 1983 March 9

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box 1:23

Snyder, Gary 1983 March 30

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box 1:24

Snyder, Gary 1983 April 29

Physical Description: 1 letter and two photographs of the Ring of Bone Zendo
Box 1:25

Snyder, Gary 1983 May 9

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1:26

Snyder, Gary 1984 January 18

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1:27

Snyder, Gary 1984 December 10

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1:28

Snyder, Gary undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1:29

Sykes, Michael 2000 May 23

Box 1:30

Whalen, Philip 2000 September 15

Box 1:31

Winans, A.D. 1999 March 2

Box 1:32

Winans, A.D. 1999 May 7

Box 1:33

Winans, A.D. 1999 October 28

Box 1:34

Winans, A.D. 2000 January 1

Box 1:35

Winans, A.D. 2000 January 6

Box 1:36

Winans, A.D. 2000 January 19

Box 1:37

Winans, A.D. 2000 January 30

Box 1:38

Winans, A.D. 2000 February 22

Box 1:39

Winans, A.D. 2000 March 29

Box 1:40

Winans, A.D. 2000 April 1

Box 1:41

Winans, A.D. 2000 May 20

Box 1:42

Winans, A.D. undated

 

Series 2. Works by Peattie 1980-2002

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 1:43

The Flight Home undated

Physical Description: 1 broadside
Box 1:44

Green Poem 1980

Physical Description: 1 broadside
Box 1:45

In the Dome of Saint Laurence Meteor, galley proofs circa 1999

Box 1:46

Resolution on the Destruction of California Synagogues and at Least One of Their Libraries 1999 June

Box 1:47

Sweetwater Ranch, galley proofs circa 2002

 

Series 3. Works by Others 1996

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 1:48

Blue, Jane. Now that I am in the light I see. Winters, Calif.: Konocti Books, 1996

Box 1:49-50

Blue, Jane. Now that I am in the light I see, galley proofs 1996

Box 1:51

Broadsides, various titles, published by Cannonade Press undated

Physical Description: 4 broadsides
Box 1:52

Snyder, Gary. Note for Drawknife undated

Physical Description: 1 photocopy
Box 1:53

Snyder, Gary. Prayer for the Great Family undated

Physical Description: 1 broadside