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.
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
9 Linear Feet
7 cartons, 1 oversize folder, 1 portfolio
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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.
Collection is open for research, with the exception of unprocessed digital material.