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Ben Pleasants papers, 1959-2013
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Manuscripts. 1961-2012.

Scope and Content

Series is comprised of drafts of Pleasants' writing and assorted notes. Materials span 1961-2012 and include scripts, short story collections, poetry collections, and reviews.

Organization and Arrangement

This series has been organized alphabetically by title or subject.
Box 1, Folder 1

"1923."

Box 1, Folder 2

"Buddies."

Box 1, Folder 3

"Bukowski, Fante and Maserati Moon." 1999-2000.

Box 1, Folder 4

"Contentious Minds." 2000-2001.

Box 1, Folder 5

"The Diary of an Ant." 1961.

Box 1, Folder 6

"Final Exams."

Box 1, Folders 7-8, Box 2, Folders 1-2

"Gagaku from a Crack Motel" (S. Richmond). 2007.

Box 2, Folder 3

Goodman MacKay Project.

Box 2, Folder 4

"Half a Man."

Box 2, Folder 5

Historical Materials. 2000-2003.

Box 2, Folder 6

"John Fante and the Hollywood Ten." 2010.

Box 2, Folder 7

"Nietzsche Among the Nightingales."

Box 2, Folder 8

Notes. 1978-2005.

Box 2, Folder 9

Poetry.

Box 3, Folder 1

"The Poisoning of Maxim Gorki." 2000s.

Box 3, Folder 2

"Reagan's Worst Week." 2000s.

Box 3, Folder 3

Reviews. 1980s-2000s.

Box 3, Folder 4

Short Stories.

Box 3, Folder 5

"The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat." 2009.

 

Interviews. 1978-2013.

Scope and Content

Series is comprised of interview recordings and transcripts by Pleasants, including conversations with John Fante, Dan Fante, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Marge Piercy, and Steve Richmond. Materials span 1975-2013 and include audio cassettes, CDs, and DVDs.

Organization and Arrangement

This series has been organized alphabetically by name.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

SERIES CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials, you must notify the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Ackerman (Page).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Ash (Monte). 1995.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD and one audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Barry (Julian) (1-2).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Two audio cassettes. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Bottoms (Benjamin) Garden. 2012.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One DVD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Bottoms (Timothy). 2012.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One DVD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Bottoms (Timothy and Bartholomew). 2011.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One DVD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Bottoms (Timothy) Remembers His Brother Sam.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One DVD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Bottoms (Timothy) and Tamar Simon Hoffs. 2011.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One DVD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Broadway.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Bunuel (Rafael) and John Prince. 2013.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Carduho (Jolyne) (1-2). 2009.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Two audio cassettes. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Chalfant (Edward) (1-3).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Three audio cassettes. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Coleman (Stuart).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Couley (J.R.). 1977.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Cuodro (Luciano). 1986.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Davis (Brad).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Davison (Bruce) (1-2).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Two audio cassettes. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 4

Dmytryk (Edward) (1-5). 1994.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Five audio cassettes. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 5

Fante (Dan) (1-2).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Two audio cassettes. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 5

Ferlinghetti (Lawrence) (1-4). 1979.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Four audio cassettes. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 5

Honolulu (H.M.) (1-2).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Two audio cassettes. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 5

Kriesel (Mark).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 5

Keaton (Angela).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 5

Kugelman (Jay). 2005.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 5

Fante (John) (1-10). 1978-1981.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Ten CDs. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6

Jacoulet (Errol).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6

Lackey (Bill) (1-2). 2009.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Two audio cassettes. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6

Majid. 2010.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6

McKay (Madeleine) (1-2). 2009.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Two audio cassettes. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6

Mortenson (Harold).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6

O’Neill (William).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6

Perreau (Eleanor and Gerald).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6

Pleasants’ Mother. 1990.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6

Reed (Christine). 2010.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6

Richio (Sheena).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6, Box 7

Richmond (Steve) (1-10). 2008-2009.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Four audio cassettes and six CDs. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6

Roth (Rex). 1976.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 7

Schulberg (Budd) (1-2).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Two audio cassettes. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6

Sipos (Thomas). 2000s.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 6

Thompson (Woodrow) (1-2). 2009.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Two audio cassettes. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 3, Folder 6

Transcripts: Fante (John). 1978-1981.

Box 3, Folder 7

Transcripts: Kanon (Joseph). 2001.

Box 3, Folder 8

Transcripts: Piercy (Marge). 1975.

 

Publications and Promotional Materials. 1966-2013.

Scope and Content

Series is comprised primarily of published works, and promotional materials for Pleasants' plays. Materials span 1966-2013 and include issues of mimeograph publications like The Wormwood Review and Etc., plays and novels by Ben Pleasants, and poetry collections by Steve Richmond.

Organization and Arrangement

This series has been organized alphabetically by author or publisher title.
Box 3, Folder 9

Artist Retrospectives. 1981-2013.

Box 3, Folder 10

Barry (Julian) Articles. 2009.

Box 3, Folder 11

Bowers Conference and Exhibition. 2003.

Box 3, Folder 12

Bukowski (Charles) Articles. 1978-2013.

Box 3, Folder 13

"Christmas in St. Mortiz" Short Story. 1996.

Box 3, Folder 14

Fante (John and Dan) Articles. 1979-2003.

Box 3, Folder 15

Reviews and Programs. 1978-2014.

Box 3, Folder 16

Richmond (Steve) Articles. 2009.

Box 3, Folder 17

"This Can't Be Happening!" Articles. 2013.

Box 9, Folder 10

Alley Cat Readings. 1976.

Box 9, Folder 8

American Literature and Criticism. 1976.

Box 9, Folder 13

Bunuel (Rafael) and Ben Pleasants: Lines & Words. 2012.

Box 9, Folder 7

Chinese Literature. 1985.

Box 9, Folder 9

Crews (Judson): Nations and Peoples. 1976.

Box 9, Folders 1-2

Etc. A Review of General Semantics. 1967-1973.

Box 9, Folders 3-4

Frogpond. 1987-1989.

Box 9, Folder 5

Haiku Review. 1987.

Box 9, Folder 8

Locklin (Gerald): Locked In With Gerald Locklin. 1973.

Box 9, Folder 7

Locklin (Gerald): Two Torch Singers. 2009.

Box 9, Folder 6

Los Angeles Free Press. 1975.

Box 9, Folder 12

Los Angeles Magazine. 1994.

Box 9, Folder 12

Malibu Magazine. 2010-2011.

Box 9, Folder 11

Modern Haiku. 1985-1988.

Box 9, Folder 10

Nebula. 1975.

Box 9, Folder 7

Pleasants (Ben): 53 Stations of the Tokaido. 1972.

Box 9, Folder 15

Pleasants (Ben): Ghosts of Pumpkin Park. 2011.

Box 9, Folder 15

Pleasants (Ben): The Hemingway/Dos Passos Wars. 1997.

Box 9, Folder 7

Pleasants (Ben): Rexroth, Bukowski and the Politics of Literature. 2007.

Box 9, Folder 14

Pleasants (Ben): Spearmint Leaves. 2010.

Box 9, Folder 14

Pleasants (Ben): The Victory of Defeat. 2011.

Box 9, Folder 13

Pleasants (Ben): Visceral Bukowski: Inside the Sniper Landscape of L.A. Writers. 2004.

Box 9, Folder 16

Richmond (Steve): Earth Rose. 1974.

Box 9, Folder 16

Richmond (Steve): Spinning Off Bukowski. 1996.

Box 9, Folder 7

Richmond (Steve): Venice Jones. 1978.

Box 9, Folder 7

Richmond (Steve): Wild Seed. 1977.

Box 9, Folder 9

The Small Pond. 1966.

Box 9, Folder 8

Son of Poop. 1973.

Box 9, Folder 8

The Sunset Palms Hotel. 1975.

Box 9, Folder 8

Tsebry (Ossip): Memories of a Makhnovist. 1993.

Box 9, Folder 9

Tuatara. 1971-1972.

Box 9, Folder 9

Waves. 1972-1975.

Box 9, Folders 17-18

The Wormwood Review. 1969-1990.

 

Correspondence. 1959-2010.

Scope and Content

Series is comprised primarily of the personal and professional correspondence of Ben Pleasants. Materials span 1959-2010 and include letters between Steve Richmond and Charles Bukowski, as well.

Organization and Arrangement

This series has been organized alphabetically by last name.
Box 10, Folder 1

Ali (John) - Barry (Julian). 1974-2005.

Box 10, Folder 2

Bartlett (Elizabeth). 1968-1979.

Box 10, Folder 3

Beck (Thomas) - Bloom (Magdalena). 1971-2000.

Box 10, Folder 4

Book Donations - Burns (George). 1970-2000.

Box 10, Folder 5

Bukowski (Charles). 1977-1979.

Box 10, Folder 6

Celebrities. 1973-1997.

Box 10, Folder 7

Chalfant (Edward). 1962-1996.

Box 10, Folder 8

Chomsky (Noam) - Conroy (Nancy). 1980-1997.

Box 10, Folder 9

Davis (Jim). 1998-2002.

Box 10, Folder 10

Douglass (Richard) - Eugdahl (Bernie). 1975-1990.

Box 10, Folder 11

Fante Family. 1961-1983.

Box 10, Folder 12

Ferlinghetti (Lawrence) - Frohman (Star). 1970-1993.

Box 10, Folder 13

Gallagher (Dorothy). 1997-2000.

Box 10, Folder 14

Kai-yu (Hsu) - Long (Robert). 1970-2007.

Box 10, Folder 15

Malone (Marvin) - Maltz (Albert). 1973-1980.

Box 10, Folder 17

Marks (F.) -O'Neill (Bill). 1976-2003.

Box 10, Folder 16

McIntosh and Otis. 1971-1978.

Box 10, Folder 18

Neumann (Gerhard) - Pesin (Henry). 1975-1981.

Box 10, Folder 19

Pleasants Family. 1972-2002.

Box 10, Folder 20

Publishers' Letters. 1971-2010.

Box 10, Folder 21

Redgrave (Vivian) - Reznikoff (Charles). 1965-1975.

Box 10, Folder 22

Religious Censorship Study. 1981.

Box 11, Folder 1, Box 10, Folders 23-24

Richmond (Steve) (1-3). 1965-2009.

Box 11, Folder 2

Sandburg (Carl) - Snyder (Gary). 1959-1982.

Box 11, Folder 3

Tidler (Charles). 1970-2004.

Box 11, Folder 4

Turner (Roland) - Wolfe (Tom). 1969-2009.

Box 11, Folder 5

Young (Harold). 1978-1984.

 

Photographs and Media. 1961-2010.

Scope and Content

Series is comprised primarily of photographs and recordings of Pleasants' plays. Materials span 1961-2010 and include photos, audio cassettes, CDs, and DVDs.

Organization and Arrangement

This series has been organized alphabetically by title or subject.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

SERIES CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials, you must notify the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk in advance of your visit.
Box 11, Folder 6

"Contentious Minds" Photos. 2000.

Box 11, Folder 7

Pleasants and Meat School Photos. 1970s.

Box 11, Folder 8

Richmond (Steve) Photos. 1976.

Box 11, Folder 9

"Visceral Bukowski" Photo Shoot. 1990s.

Box 12

"Anthony and Cleopatra." 1961.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 12

"Contentious Minds" Recording. 2000s.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 12

"Contentious Minds" Soundtrack. 2000s.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 12

Fante (Dan): Don Giovanni and Short Dog. 2000s.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 12

"A Girl Who Doesn’t Know the Difference."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 12

"The Hemingway/Dos Passos Wars" Recording. 2000s.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit..
Box 12

"The Hemingway/Dos Passos Wars" Classical Music Trial. 2000s.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 12

"Hemingway Reads."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 12

"Lenin in Love." 1990s.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 12

"Making the Play."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One DVD. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 12

Pleasants (Ben): Poetry Reading. 1973.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 12

"That Cold Day…."

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One audio cassette. Audiovisual materials in this collection require the production of reference surrogates. To access audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
 

Biographical Materials. 1966-2013.

Scope and Content

Series is comprised primarily of teaching certificates, memorial materials, and the Pleasants family tree. Materials span 1966-2013.

Organization and Arrangement

This series has been organized alphabetically by subject.
Box 8, Folders 1-2

Memorial Materials. 2013.

Box 8, Folder 3

Pleasants Family. 1966-2011.