Guide to the Poetry Journals and Chapbooks Collection

SJSU Library Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
San José State University
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Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Poetry Journals and Chapbooks Collection

Collection number: MSS-2010-10-04



SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

San José State University

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0028

Phone: (408) 808-2062

Fax: (408) 808-2063

Email: special.collections@sjsu.edu

URL: http://library.sjsu.edu/sjsu-special-collections/sjsu-special-collections-and-archives


Finding aid funded by the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

© 2010 Trustees of the California State University. All rights reserved.

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.


Collection Contents

 

Series I: Poetry Journals and Chapbooks 1930-1984 (bulk 1970-1984), n.d.

Physical Description: 6 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The materials in this series provide a sampling of the poetry published in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s. The series includes poetry chapbooks and journal issues, literary catalogs, publishing guides, magazine and press directories, and other items. Books of poetry by Christy Brown, Leonard Cohen, D. H. Lawrence, and Percy Bysshe Shelley are also included.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by title.
 

Series II: Miscellaneous Poetry 1970-1984 (bulk 1973-1979), n.d.

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of various poetry journals that include the work of Charles Bukowski (Folder 1) and others. Some of the journals that include his poetry are the Berkeley Poetry Review, The New York Quarterly, and The Wormwood Review. The remainder of this series includes journals and chapbooks that have been signed by the poet or author, small poetry collections, poetry broadsides, and print art.

Arrangement

Folders 1 and 2 have been arranged together, alphabetically by title. Folders 3, 4, and 5 have each been arranged alphabetically by title separately.