Edith Jarolim Collection

Finding aid prepared by Mandeville Special Collections Library
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Copyright 2005


Descriptive Summary

Title: Edith Jarolim Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 200
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.4 Linear feet (9 archives boxes, and 4 oversize folders)
Date (inclusive): 1934-1985
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 research items on Paul Blackburn date between 1934 and 1975, while the material related to her publications date between 1981-1985.
Creator: Jarolim, Edith

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: A) Subject Files: The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn and B) Subject Files: Miscellaneous.
The first subseries 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 Parallel 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 Parallel 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.

Biography

American literary scholar trained at New York University and editor of two posthumous editions of Paul Blackburn's poetry.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Preferred Citation

Edith Jarolim Collection, MSS 200. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

Acquisition Information

Not Available

OFF-SITE STORAGE

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Olson, Toby
American poetry--20th century

 

RESEARCH MATERIALS

 

Subject Files: Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, A-Z 1980 - 1982

Box 1, Folder 2

Dated type samples of Paul Blackburn manuscripts and letters 1930 - 1970

 

Notecards

Box 1, Folder 3, Oversize FB-078-01

1958-1971

Box 1, Folder 3

Editing, books and articles

Box 1, Folder 3

Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 3

Posthumous anthologies

Box 1, Folder 3

Anthologies

Box 1, Folder 3

Broadsides

Box 1, Folder 3

Bibliography

Box 1, Folder 3

Poetry

Box 1, Folder 3

Black binder journals

Box 1, Folder 4

Abrams, Sue

Box 1, Folder 5

Allen, Donald. New American Poetry file

Box 1, Folder 6

Ararat Magazine (Leo Hamilton) 1982

Box 1, Folder 7

Black Sparrow Press 1981

Box 1, Folder 8-9

Blackburn, Freddie 1959, 1980-1983

Box 1, Folder 10-11

Blackburn, Sara 1980-1984 & undated

Box 1, Folder 12-13

Blackburn, William Gordon 1930 - 1981

Box 1, Folder 14

Brown University. Kinter File and Harris Collection 1951 - 1980

Box 1, Folder 15

Byrd, Bobby 1969 - 1982

Box 1, Folder 16

City University of New York (David Ignatow) 1982

Box 1, Folder 17

Cole, William

 

Columbia University

Box 1, Folder 18

Cape Goliard Press (Barry Hall and Tom Raworth) 1966 - 1969

Box 1, Folder 19

Tom Dotten file 1969

Box 1, Folder 20

Dowden file 1967

Box 1, Folder 21

Leah Salisbury file 1962

Box 1, Folder 24

Corman, Cid 1981

Box 1, Folder 25

Cornell University Libraries 1964 - 1982

Box 1, Folder 26

Dawson, Fielding 1981 - 1984

Box 1, Folder 27

DeLoach, Allen

Box 1, Folder 28

Dicker, Harold 1980 - 1981

Box 1, Folder 29

Doyle, Mike. Tuatara file 1969

Box 1, Folder 30

Elizabeth Press (James Weil) 1981

Box 1, Folder 31

Freed, Ray 1981 - 1983

 

George Arents Research Library

Box 1, Folder 32

1956 - 1968

Box 1, Folder 33

Grove Press file I

Box 2, Folder 1

Grove Press file II

Box 2, Folder 2

Griffith, E.V. Hearse file 1958

Box 2, Folder 3

Humanities Research Center. El Corno Emplumado file

Box 2, Folder 4

Indiana University 1980 - 1983

 

Indiana University, Lilly Library

Box 2, Folder 5

Cid Corman file 1953 - 1981

Box 2, Folder 6

Le Roi Jones file, Totem Press

Box 2, Folder 7

Poetry file 1950

Box 2, Folder 8

Kent State University 1962 - 1981

Box 2, Folder 9

Kent State University. D.A. Levy file 1966

Box 2, Folder 10

Klass, Rosanne 1980

Box 2, Folder 11

Lauffer, Don. Brown paper file 1963 - 1981

Box 2, Folder 12

Laughlin, James. New Directions file 1956 - 1981

Box 2, Folder 13

Lindawood, Mark. A Brief Biography of Paul Blackburn

General note

Contains both typescript and correspondence
Box 2, Folder 14

Middlebury College. Bronfman, Blackburn file 1954 - 1957

Box 2, Folder 15

New York Times query for Paul Blackburn materials 1980

 

New York University, Fales Collection

Box 2, Folder 16

Angel Hair file 1968

Box 2, Folder 17

Camels Coming file 1965 - 1966

Box 2, Folder 18

Caterpillar file 1966

Box 2, Folder 19

El Corno Empleado file 1965 - 1981

Box 2, Folder 20

Outburst files 1961

Box 2, Folder 21

Software file

Box 2, Folder 22

New York University. Origin, 2nd series file 1962 - 1966

Box 2, Folder 23

New York University. Rosenthal, M.L. 1978 - 1982

Box 2, Folder 24

Olson, Toby 1967 - 1982

Box 2, Folder 25-26

Penn State. Black Sparrow Press file

General note

Contains correspondence between Paul Blackburn and J. Martin.
Oversize FB-006-06-07

Penn State. Black Sparrow Press file

General note

Early Selected Y Mas (file II) - typescripts. Early Selected Y Mas (file III) - galley proofs.
Box 2, Folder 27

Penn State University, Charles Mann 1981 - 1982

Box 2, Folder 28

Poetry Now, E.V. Griffith 1958 - 1981

Box 2, Folder 29

Raiziss, Sonia 1982

Box 2, Folder 30

Raworth, Tom 1981 - 1982

Box 2, Folder 31

Reynolds, Tim 1969 - 1970

Box 2, Folder 32

Rochester Insitute of Technology, Sam Abrams 1981 - 1982

 

Rothenberg, Jerome

Box 2, Folder 33

1959 - 1971

Box 2, Folder 34

Poems from the Floating World file

Box 2, Folder 35

Some/Thing file

Box 2, Folder 36

Sam Houston State University. Wild Fox file 1982

 

Simon Fraser University

Box 2, Folder 37

1964 - 1981

Box 3, Folder 1

Coyote Journal file

Box 3, Folder 2

Io file

Box 3, Folder 3

Michael McClure file

Box 3, Folder 4

Open Letter file

Box 3, Folder 5

State University of New York, Albany. Carol Berge 1981

 

State University of New York, Buffalo

Box 3, Folder 6

1956

Box 3, Folder 7

Athanor file

Box 3, Folder 8

R.J. Bertholf file 1981 - 1982

Box 3, Folder 9

Kayak file 1965

Box 3, Folder 10

Robert Kelly file

Box 3, Folder 11

State University of New York, Cortland 1980

Box 3, Folder 12

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Walter Homady, Perishable Press 1967 - 1980

Box 3, Folder 13

Syracuse University. Edward Lyon 1980 - 1982

Box 3, Folder 14

UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, City Lights file 1955 - 1967

 

UC San Diego

Box 3, Folder 15

Blackburn collection, find list [outdated]

Box 3, Folder 16

First line indexes of Blackburn poems

Box 3, Folder 17-18

Blackburn Collection, folder by folder listing of contents 1945 - 1971

Box 3, Folder 19

University of Calgary, Tish and Imago records 1955 - 1982

 

University of Connecticut

Box 3, Folder 20

Jim Koller file 1966 - 1972

Box 3, Folder 21

Charles Olson file 1952 - 1966

Box 3, Folder 22

Joel Oppenheimer file 1953 - 1968

Box 3, Folder 23

Ed Sanders file

Box 3, Folder 24

University of Illinois at Chicago, Circle file 1950 - 1981

Box 3, Folder 25

University of Michigan

Box 3, Folder 26

University of Texas, Austin

 

Washington University. Robert Creeley file

Box 3, Folder 27

1951 - 1970

General note

Contains correspondence with Paul Blackburn.
Box 4, Folder 1

1980 - 1983 1980 - 1983

Box 4, Folder 2

General file

Box 4, Folder 3

University of Virginia, Robert Vas Dias papers 1969 - 1983

Box 4, Folder 4

Vas Dias, Robert 1979 - 1982

 

Washington University

Box 4, Folder 5

Walter Hamady \ Perishable Press file

Box 4, Folder 6

Robert Sward file

Box 4, Folder 7

Woodward, Katherine. Document for New Poetry, Paul Blackburn, a Checklist 1980

Box 4, Folder 8

Yale University Library 1962 - 1982

 

Subject Files: Miscellaneous

Box 4, Folder 9-10, Oversize FB-006-05

Articles--miscellaneous about Paul Blackburn

Box 4, Folder 11

Miscellaneous articles by Paul Blackburn

Box 4, Folder 12-13

Cities - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations 1970

Box 4, Folder 14-15

Dissolving Fabric - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations 1955, 1966

Box 4, Folder 16-17

Early Selected Y Mas - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations 1952 - 1964

Box 4, Folder 18

Halfway Down the Coast - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations 1975

Box 4, Folder 19

In On or About the Premises - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations 1968

Box 4, Folder 20

Journals - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations 1975

Box 5, Folder 1

Nets - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations 1961

Box 5, Folder 2

Reardon Stompout Poems - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations 1967

Box 5, Folder 3

Sing Song - Photocopies with E. Jarolim annotations 1966

Box 5, Folder 4

Miscellaneous books by Blackburn - Photocopies of pages with E. Jarolim annotations

Box 5, Folder 5-6

Research materials used for The Parallel Voyages 1987

 

BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS

 

Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn

Box 5, Folder 7

Correspondence re: publication, UC Press and Persea

Box 5, Folder 8

Foreword

Box 5, Folder 9

Table of contents, index and literary criticism on Blackburn's poetry

Box 5, Folder 10

Typescript drafts of introduction

Box 5, Folder 11-15

Poems selected for Collected Poems, photocopies with Jarolim's annotations 1948 - 1968

Box 6, Folder 1

Poems selected for Collected Poems, photocopies with Jarolim's annotations 1969 - 1971

Box 6, Folder 2-10

Manuscript (photocopies) with Jarolim annotations

Box 6, Folder 11

Typescript for publisher, typed from xeroxed manuscript pp. 145-199

Box 7, Folder 1-12

Typescript for publisher, typed from xeroxed manuscript pp. 200-962

Box 7, Folder 13-15

Artwork

Box 8, Folder 1-6

Galley proofs, first pass with corrections

Box 8, Folder 7-10

Galley proofs, second pass with corrections, galleys 1-229

Box 9, Folder 1-2

Galley proofs, second pass with corrections, galleys 230-357

Box 9, Folder 3-5

Galley proofs, third pass proofs

Box 9, Folder 6-10

Page proofs, before artwork