Ben Pleasants papers, 1959-2013

Finding aid prepared by Melanie Jones, 2016; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
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Finding aid last modified on 2 June 2016.


Title: Ben Pleasants papers
Collection number: 2303
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.0 linear ft. (4 boxes, 2 half-size boxes, 1 record carton, 5 shoeboxes)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1970-1985
Date (inclusive): 1959-2013
Abstract: This collection documents the activities, writings, and political opinions of Ben Pleasants. Pleasants was a Los Angeles-based writer, as well as a close friend of both Charles Bukowski and Steve Richmond, seminal figures in the Los Angeles "Meat School." He published works on John Fante, Kenneth Rexroth, James Laughlin, Kate Braverman, Marge Piercy, Budd Schulberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and others. This collection spans from 1959 to 2013, and chronicles Pleasants' time in California as a poet, playwright, interviewer, and novelist.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Pleasants, Ben, 1940-2013

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ben Pleasants Papers (Collection 2303). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7989838 

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Jones in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT)  under the supervision of Courtney Dean, April 25, 2016.

Biography/History

Ben Pleasants was a Los Angeles-based writer. He was born on August 6, 1940 in Long Island, New York, and graduated from Hofstra University in 1962 before moving to California with his first wife. He began graduate studies in English at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1964.
While at UCLA, Pleasants became close friends with Steve Richmond and Charles Bukowski, seminal figures in the Los Angeles “Meat School” of poetry. Pleasants then joined the mimeograph revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. He was published in The Wormwood Review alongside contributors like Bertolt Brecht and Henry Miller, and was praised for his poetry collection, Airmail from Oblivion (1975).
Pleasants began working at the Los Angeles Times in 1967. His reputation as a reviewer led to his work being published by the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, the Los Angeles Free Press, and other Southern California periodicals. From 1978 to 1983, he conducted a series of interviews with John Fante, later collected by Beat Scene and 3:AM Magazine. His lauding of Fante helped spur a resurgence in the author’s popularity, and cemented his semi-autobiographical novel Ask the Dust (1939) as a seminal work of Los Angeles literature.
In 1984, Pleasants left the LA Times over his attempt to review The Fateful Triangle, Noam Chomsky’s book on US involvement in Middle East politics. Pleasants continued to write, publishing in periodicals such as the L.A. Free Press, L.A. Vanguard, L.A. Reader, Los Angeles Magazine, and Malibu Magazine. He also worked as a teacher for the Los Angeles United School District for thirty years.
Pleasants was also a noted playwright. His plays include Winter in Mongolia (1975), The Hemingway/Dos Passos Wars (1998), and Contentious Minds: The Mary McCarthy/Lillian Hellman Affair (2001). Late in life, Pleasants also turned to novels, publishing the sexually explicit tragicomedy Spearmint Leaves (2010) and The Victory of Defeat (2011), a thinly disguised account of Bukowski’s activites during World War II.
In 2004, Pleasants published the memoir Visceral Bukowski: A Walk Through the Sniper Landscape of American Letters. Although critically praised, the book became controversial due to Pleasants’ claims that Charles Bukowski harbored Nazi sympathies. Pleasants died of a heart attack on April 30, 2013 at age 72.

Scope and Content

This collection documents the writings, publishing attempts, and political opinions of Ben Pleasants, as well as his relationship with Steve Richmond and Charles Bukowski, seminal figures in the “Meat School” of the Los Angeles poetry scene.
The collection spans from 1960 to 2010, with the bulk of materials coming from 1970 to 1985, and is organized by subject or name, having no original order. In addition to manuscripts and correspondence, the collection contains a large number of publications featuring Pleasants’ writing and interviews conducted by Pleasants.
Some of the significant organizations and topics represented in these files are: Charles Bukowski and the Meat School, the broader Los Angeles literary and drama scene, mimeograph publishing, John Fante and the Hollywood Ten, Nazi sympathies in America, and Stalin’s atrocities as leader of the USSR. The collection documents Pleasants’ provocative nature, anarchist sympathies, dismissal of PC culture, and free speech advocacy.
Materials are largely textual, comprising publications and personal and professional correspondence, as well as a large number of audio cassettes. Among other formats are photographs, CDs and DVDs.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection has been arranged in the following series:
  • Series 1: Manuscripts (1961-2012)
  • Series 2: Interviews (1975-2013)
  • Series 3: Publications and Promotional Materials (1966-2013)
  • Series 4: Correspondence (1959-2010)
  • Series 5: Photos and Media (1961-2010)
  • Series 6: Biographical Materials (1966-2013)
No original order existed for this collection. Materials have been organized alphabetically by name or subject.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pleasants, Ben, 1940-2013 -- Archives

Container List

 

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.