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Morris Herman Collection
2009.01  
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Description
Morris (Morry) Herman continually produced poetry and frequently shared his poetry at readings in Arcata, CA, and in several small self-published booklets during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. This collection of about 150 type written pages was preserved by his friend, Jenna Magneson Anderson, from 1993-2009.
Background
The obituary for Morris Herman, printed in The Union on November 18, 1993, summarizes his life. Long time friend, Patsy Givens wrote the obituary. On October 31, 1993, Morry had been walking home and was struck by a car as he crossed Highway 101 at Indianola Cutoff. For the last several years of his life Morry had stayed at the Old Arcata Rd-Myrtle Ave. home of his friend Truman Rocke Warlick. Morry continually worked at writing poetry. For many years he supported himself as a bartender in several Arcata Plaza establishments. Frequently he shared his poems at local readings. Often he submitted poems to publications and nearly as often he received rejection notices. He kept on writing. The Jambalaya hosted a memorial poetry reading for Morry. His publications include: What Makes the Plum Tree Blossom, Grandmother's Print Dresses. With Jim Linn he published Something Inside Us Which Flys; a copy of this is in the HSU Library's Humboldt County Collection.
Extent
.25 cubic feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Humboldt State University Library.
Availability
The collection is open for use by appointment.