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Guide to the Poetry Journals and Chapbooks Collection
MSS-2010-10-04  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Project Information
  • Processing History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Poetry Journals and Chapbooks Collection
    Dates: 1930-1984
    Bulk Dates: 1970-1984
    Collection number: MSS-2010-10-04
    Collector: San Jose Museum of Art
    Collection Size: 7 boxes (6.3 linear feet)
    Repository: San José State University. Library.
    San José, California 95192-0028
    Abstract: The Poetry Journals and Chapbooks Collection provides a representative sample of the poetry published in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s. The collection includes poetry chapbooks and journal issues, literary catalogs, publishing guides, magazine and press directories, broadsides, art prints, and other items. Most of the poetry journals and chapbooks were produced by small presses in the United States. A few of the journals contain interviews with writers and poets and some contain articles of poetry criticism. The journal titles include Big Moon, Bug Tar, The Chowder Review, Green's Magazine, Kayak, Vagabond, Wind, and The Wormwood Review. This collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Poetry Journals and Chapbooks 1930-1984 (bulk 1972-1983), n.d.; Series II. Miscellaneous Poetry 1970-1984 (bulk 1973-1979), n.d. In addition, there are a few feature poems by Charles Bukowski located in Series II.
    Physical location: Vault 1, Range 21A
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English, Spanish, French

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Poetry Journals and Chapbooks Collection, MSS-2010-10-04 , San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives.

    Project Information

    This collection was donated to San José State University Special Collections by the San Jose Museum of Art in 1992.

    Processing History

    Collection processed by Tom Hewitt. Finding aid EAD encoded by Tom Hewitt. Reviewed by Danelle Moon.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Poetry Journals and Chapbooks Collection provides a representative sample of the poetry published in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s. The collection includes poetry chapbooks and journal issues, literary catalogs, publishing guides, magazine and press directories, broadsides, art prints, and other items. Most of the poetry journals and chapbooks were produced by small presses in the United States. A few of the journals contain interviews with writers and poets and some contain articles of poetry criticism. The journal titles include Big Moon, Bug Tar, The Chowder Review, Green's Magazine, Kayak, Vagabond, Wind, and The Wormwood Review. This collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Poetry Journals and Chapbooks 1930-1984 (bulk 1972-1983), n.d.; Series II. Miscellaneous Poetry 1970-1984 (bulk 1973-1979), n.d. In addition, there are a few feature poems by Charles Bukowski located in Series II.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Poetry Journals and Chapbooks 1930-1984 (bulk 1970-1984), n.d.; Series II. Miscellaneous Poetry 1970-1984 (bulk 1973-1979), n.d.

    Subject Headings

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    American poetry -- 20th century -- Periodicals.
    American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Periodicals.
    Poets, American -- 20th century -- Interviews -- Periodicals.
    Chapbooks, American.
    Small presses -- United States -- Catalogs.
    Brown, Christy, 1932-1981.
    Bukowski, Charles, 1920-1994.
    Cohen, Leonard, 1934- .
    Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
    Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822.