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Petersen (Robert M.) papers
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Series 1: Collections

Box 1, Folder 1

Collection Notes

Box 1, Folder 2

Alleys of the Heart Rejects

Container Summary: 21 pages.
Box 1, Folder 3

Alleyways of the Heart

Container Summary: 1 bound volume.

Note

Velobound typescript draft of what would become Alleys of the Heart , dated March 7, 1988.
Box 1, Folder 4

Lama Mountain

Container Summary: 12 pages.
Box 1, Folder 5

Pecker Poles, Rejects

Container Summary: 16 pages.
Box 1, Folder 6

Pecker Poles Paste-Ups

Container Summary: 8 pages.
 

Series 2: Lyrics

Box 1, Folder 7

Pretty to Remember

Container Summary: 2 pages.
Box 1, Folder 8

Pride of Cucamonga

Container Summary: 3 pages.
Box 1, Folder 9

Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues

Container Summary: 6 pages.
Box 1, Folder 10

Sheet-Iron Jack Was A Highwayman

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 11

The Flying of the Raven

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 12

Upon the Road A Silver Scarab

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 13

Winter Blue

Material Specific Details: Differs completely from the poem by the same name.
Container Summary: 1 page.
 

Series 3: Poetry

Box 1, Folder 14

4.

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 15

10

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 16

A Pale Streak Above the Paulinas

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 17

A Poem Edged in Black

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 18

Alta California

Container Summary: 2 pages.

Note

Likely fragment; second page possibly to a different poem.
Box 1, Folder 19

Azul! Azul! Azul!

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 20

Balboa Called It

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 21

Beginning Again / As An

Container Summary: 4 pages.

Note

Pages numbered 1, 2, 4, 5.
Box 1, Folder 22

Big Sur

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 23

Black Point Blues

Container Summary: 3 pages.
Box 1, Folder 24

Border Ruffian Flat

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 25

Breakfast at Eliodoro's

Container Summary: 13 pages.

Note

Two complete drafts, one with hand-written emendations.
Box 1, Folder 26

Cabin Fever

Container Summary: 6 pages.

Note

May be missing one or more pages; arrangement unclear.
Box 1, Folder 27

Cabanas

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 28

City News

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 29

City of Angels

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 30

Collision Course

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 31

Coyote

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 32

Eons

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 33

Fern Rock

Container Summary: 5 pages.

Note

Incomplete, based on the published version in Alleys of the Heart , pp.96-103.
Box 1, Folder 34

Five Seismic Disturbances

Container Summary: 2 pages.
Box 1, Folder 35

For Bobby Hutton

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 36

For Didrik

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 37

For Jane

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 38

For Lady Day

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 39

From Alta California

Container Summary: 4 pages.

Note

Two incomplete drafts, one comprising a variant first page.
Box 1, Folder 40

From Iron Peak Lookout

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 41

From the Well-Spring

Container Summary: 17 pages.

Note

Probably incomplete; arrangement approximate. Overlap with other poems (eg, "Fern Rock") suggests that this may be a concatenation of several poems.
Box 1, Folder 42

Galaxie

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 43

Goat Rock

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 44

Hitch-Hike Fragment

Container Summary: 2 pages.
Box 1, Folder 45

Home

Container Summary: 4 pages.
Box 1, Folder 46

Horses and Mules

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 47

Hot Springs, Big Sur

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 48

Hotel

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 49

I Turned the Corner

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 50

It Would've Been Like Pistol-Whipping

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 51

Lines From the Smoke Creek Desert

Container Summary: 5 pages.
Box 1, Folder 52

Mating Season

Container Summary: 2 pages.
Box 1, Folder 52

Mirages

Container Summary: 2 pages.
Box 1, Folder 54

Morning Raga

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 55

My Dream of California

Container Summary: 2 pages.
Box 1, Folder 56

My Night Roaring

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 57

Myself

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 58

Notebook, 1977

Container Summary: 15 pages.
Box 1, Folder 59

Notebook MSS, Undated

Container Summary: 6 pages.
Box 1, Folder 60

Noyo River

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 61

Oregon Graffiti

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 62

Oux-Kanee

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 64

Pecker Poles

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 64

Poem Written on a Hot Day

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 65

Portrait: Laughing Gull

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 66

Portrait: The Raven

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 68

Project City

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 69

Punta Gorda

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 70

Red River

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 71

Rio Del Mar

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 72

San Francisco Blues

Container Summary: 2 pages.
Box 1, Folder 73

San Joaquin

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 74

Santa Lucia

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 75

Short Frantic Letter to the Muse

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 76

Springtime Hidden in the Mountains

Container Summary: 5 pages.

Note

Two drafts, one comprising a variant of the first page.
Box 1, Folder 77

Stones

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 78

Sweet Dreamy Days

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 79

Sweet Young

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 80

Tender Grapes

Container Summary: 15 pages.
Box 1, Folder 81

The Bear

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 82

The Bones of Sonora

Container Summary: 2 pages.
Box 1, Folder 83

The Deer Move Without Our Seeing

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 84

The Land of Lorca

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 85

The Slow Dry Crawl

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 86

Them Mean Old Red Mountain Blues

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 87

This Night

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 88

Threetree Jerro

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 89

Viejo

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 90

Waves of Grass in a Meadow

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 91

Winter Blue

Container Summary: 1 page.
 

Series 4: Prose and Miscellaneous

Box 2, Folder 1

Blues 4 A.M.

Container Summary: 2 pages.
Box 2, Folder 2

Daylight Savings Time

Container Summary: 24 pages.

Note

Three drafts, one duplicated with carbon paper.
Box 1, Folder 3

Midnight Hour

Container Summary: 1 page.
Box 1, Folder 4

Untitled Essay

Container Summary: 35 pages.

Note

Multiple drafts, all incomplete.
Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence

Container Summary: 2 pages.

Note

One letter from Petersen to Viejo; one from Richard Wilcox to Petersen.
Box 2, Folder 6

Notes, Ephemera

Container Summary: 5 pages.
Box 2, Folder 7

Photographs

Note

Includes contact sheet and negatives.
 

Poems to Petersen

Container Summary: 2 pages.
Box 2, Folder 8

Exhibit, Display Material

Container Summary: 4 items.

Note

File folders and envelopes retained for possible exhibit.
 

Series 5: Publications

Box 2, Folder 9

Far Away Radios (2nd printing).

Note

This is the second printing.
Box 2, Folder 10

Pecker Poles (chapbook, 2015).

Note

This is a posthumous edition, printed in 2015, using the paste-ups created by Petersen (see Series 1, Box 1, Folder 6). Its printing was authorized by Didrik Petersen.