Founded in 1986 by Soheyl Dahi in San Francisco, CA, Sore Dove Press specializes in the publication of Beat writers. These
records include correspondence, magazines, press releases, manuscripts, posters, photographs, chapbooks, boxed editions, broadsides,
crockery, and artwork. These materials feature numerous prominent writers and figures including Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack
Hirschman, Leonard Cohen, Amber Tamblyn, Linda King, as well as many others.
Soheyl Dahi, the founder of Sore Dove Press, was born in Iran in 1954. After completing his education in England in 1978 and
deciding he wanted to experience living in the United States, Dahi returned to an Iran plagued by political unrest that affected
his travel. Finally arriving in the U.S in 1979, Dahi headed west to California and settled in San Francisco.
22.88 linear feet
(15 document boxes, 14 flat boxes, 1 audiocassette, 1 DVD)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research 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.
The collection is open for research.