Paul Mariah papers

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GLBT Historical Society
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2019


Descriptive Summary

Title: Paul Mariah papers
Dates: 1972-1984
Collection Number: 1997-18
Creator/Collector:
Extent: .25 linear feet
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: This collection consists of materials related to the late San Francisco Bay Area poet Paul Mariah, a pioneer of the gay literary scene.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Paul Mariah papers. GLBT Historical Society

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of materials related to the late Bay Area poet Paul Mariah, a pioneer of the gay literary scene. Mariah founded "ManRoot" poetry magazine and ManRoot Press in San Francisco in 1969. He was also a member (and former president) of Council of Religion and the Homosexual. Materials include articles by Mariah, a broadside, correspondence, flyers for events and poems. The collection also contains the following chapbooks: "Poems to an army Deserter Who Is in Jail," "Letter to Robert Duncan while Bending the Bow," "This Light Will Spread: Selected Poems: 1960-1975," and "Apparitions of a Black Pauper's Suit: 13 Eulogies." There are also materials related to ManRoot Press, including catalogs, publication announcements and chapbooks.

Indexing Terms

Literature and Poetry