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Moore (Richard O.) papers
BANC MSS 2014/210  
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Description
This collection contains the papers of the American poet, documentarian, producer, and public radio pioneer Richard O. Moore. It includes correspondence; manuscripts for poetry and prose; notebooks containing poetry and journal entries; and material documenting Moore’s involvement with KPFA public radio and the Pacifica Foundation, KQED-TV in San Francisco, KTCA-TV in Minneapolis/St. Paul, and the San Francisco Renaissance. Also included are portraits and production photographs from Moore’s work on various television series about American writing and poetry, and broadcast masters and other audiovisual recordings from various programs that Moore worked on.
Background
Richard O. Moore was born in Alliance, Ohio on February 26, 1920, the only child of Harold Ellsworth Moore and Frances Elizabeth. The family was drastically impacted by the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and lived with various relatives before moving to California in 1934. Frances Elizabeth’s death of tuberculosis in 1938 devastated her son and was a pivotal event in the formation of his worldview.
Extent
9 Linear Feet 7 cartons, 1 oversize folder, 1 portfolio
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research, with the exception of unprocessed digital material.