Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Edith Jarolim Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1934-1985
4.40 linear feet
(9 archives boxes, and 4 oversize folders)
Abstract: Edith Jarolim's project files for her two editions of Paul Blackburn's works, THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PAUL BLACKBURN and THE
PARALLEL VOYAGES. Included are photocopies of Blackburn's correspondence and manuscripts deposited in other libraries and
Jarolim's correspondence with Blackburn's family and friends. Also of interest are her copious notes on the composition of
each of Blackburn's poems. The collection includes publication materials for THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PAUL BLACKBURN and THE
PARALLEL VOYAGES. The research items on Paul Blackburn date between 1934 and 1975, while the material related to her publications
date between 1981-1985. The collection is arranged in two series: 1) RESEARCH MATERIALS and 2) BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS.
University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Collection number: MSS 0200
Language of Material:
Collection materials in English
Collection is open for research.
Edith Jarolim Collection, MSS 0200. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
American literary scholar trained at New York University and editor of two posthumous editions of Paul Blackburn's poetry.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Edith Jarolim Collection is a valuable resource for researchers seeking information on the life and work of Paul Blackburn
and those who are interested in the process of editing a collected work. The materials occupy 4.4 linear feet. Included
are photocopies of correspondence by Paul Blackburn and by Edith Jarolim and photocopies of Blackburn's work contained in
other institutional and private manuscript collections consulted by Jarolim. The collection also contains production materials
for THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PAUL BLACKBURN published in 1985. The Paul Blackburn items span the years 1934 to 1975, while
the book production materials and related correspondence date between 1981-1985. The collection is arranged in two series:
1) RESEARCH MATERIALS and 2) BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS.
SERIES ONE: RESEARCH MATERIALS
The first series, RESEARCH MATERIALS, is divided into two subseries: 1A) Subject Files: THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PAUL BLACKBURN
and 1B) Subject Files: Miscellaneous.
The first subseries, Subject Files: THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PAUL BLACKBURN contains the research files Jarolim used and correspondence
she wrote while preparing THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PAUL BLACKBURN. Included in this series are photocopies of the earliest
known typescripts of Blackburn's poems and letters written to or by Blackburn. Jarolim photocopied most of the material
in this series from manuscript collections from libraries and individuals around the nation. The photocopies date between
1934 and 1975. This subseries also includes correspondence between Jarolim and Blackburn's family, colleagues and friends.
The Jarolim correspondence is dated 1981-1985.
Also included in this subseries are several hundred notecards filled with Jarolim's research notes on Blackburn's poems.
The notecards record the name of Blackburn's poems, the date and location of the poem's composition, and the sources Jarolim
used to verify this information. The notecards have been placed at the beginning of this subseries. The manuscript material
and Jarolim correspondence is arranged alphabetically according to the institution or individual the material originated from,
and then chronologically.
The second subseries, Subject Files: Miscellaneous, contains research material compiled by Jarolim that is not clearly linked
to her editing of THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PAUL BLACKBURN. Included in this subseries are photocopies of published books and
articles written by Paul Blackburn with Jarolim's annotations and miscellaneous articles about Paul Blackburn. Also included
are research materials, such as copies of Blackburn manuscript collections, notes and correspondence that Jarolim compiled
while editing THE PARELLEL VOYAGES(1987). This subseries is arranged so that the articles about and by Blackburn are placed
at the beginning and are followed by the photocopies of Blackburn's published manuscripts, arranged alphabetically by title.
The research material for THE PARELLEL VOYAGES is placed at the end.
SERIES TWO: BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS
The second series, BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS contains correspondence, typescripts, art work, galley pages and page proofs
for THE COLLECTED POEMS OF PAUL BLACKBURN. The material in this series is arranged so that it mirrors the book production
process from beginning to end.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Blackburn, Paul, -- Archives
American poetry -- 20th century
Blackburn, Paul. -- Collected Poems
Blackburn, Paul. -- Parallel voyages
Dawson, Fielding, 1930- , -- correspondent
Olson, Toby, -- correspondent
Raworth, Tom, -- correspondent
Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931- -- correspondent
Byrd, Bobby, 1942- -- correspondent