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Preliminary Guide to the Tom Clark Archive
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Description
Correspondence, manuscripts and proofs of writings (monographs, poems, reviews, essays), notebooks, research and teaching files, audiotapes, and ephemera of American poet Tom Clark, who lived in Santa Barbara for several years and published several works with Black Sparrow Press. Correspondents include writers and publishers Carolyn Cassady, Andrei Codrescu, Robert Creeley, Edward Dorn, Barry Gifford, Christopher Lemann-Haupt, John Martin, George Plimpton, Harry Reese, and Leslie Scalapino. Also includes the Great Naropa Poetry Wars Archive, with audiotapes (Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Tom Clark), transcripts, correspondence, newsclippings, and publications re an investigation into a 1975 confrontation between W. S. Merwin and Chogyam Trungpa, founder and director of Naropa Institute.
Extent
ca. 18 linear feet (43 document boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 4 audiotapes).
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. 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 as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
None. Most materials stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.