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box 166, folder 13

Rosenthal, Rachel 1994

Scope and Content

A copy of Rosenthal's "Animal-Human Hybrid Images In The Western World."

Biography/History

Rachel Rosenthal is a Los Angeles performance artist and teacher. Linda Sibio, a Water Espresso Gallery regular, became one of Rosenthal's most well known students. Another Rosenthal student and Water Gallery regular was Alan Pulner.
box 166, folder 15

Schell, Ronnie

Scope and Content

Clippings, photocopies of photographs, and images of Richmond.

Biography/History

Ronnie Schell was an actor and comedian from Richmond, California who became famous in the 1960s as Gomer Pyle's buddy on Gomer Pyle: USMC . Schell was an ongoing source of inspiration for Griffin as a child growing up in Richmond and seeing someone from his hometown on television. Later in life as a professional actor, Griffin began to see Schell at commercial calls and struck up a friendship that lasted a few years.
box 166, folder 16

Scibella, Tony

Scope and Content

Photograph of Venice West Cafe Expresso sign, post card for a John Macker performance, signed poems, email print outs of "Song For Tony" by Shanna Baldwin and "LOL," Scibella's last poem to Baldwin, flyers for Scibella's collage show at the Ennui Gallery and his D-Day Reading at Black Ace Books.

Biography/History

Venice West poet, artist, publisher, editor, and mentor and friend of Griffin's, Scibella is author of The Kid In America (Black Ace Books 6, Passion Press-Temple of Man 2000), a memoir of his life in Venice West as a poet and artist. Scibella wrote and edited the Venice West section of the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. The last few years he was alive he had become a regular at the Sunday open readings hosted by Ben Porter-Lewis and Milo Martin at The Onyx Cafe. Scibella was living above the Onyx Cafe when he passed away in 2003.
box 166, folder 17

Shatterproof Press circa 1980s, 2013

Biography/History

Shatterproof was a DIY-Xerox small press operation founded in the San Fernando Valley by poets Jim and April Burns. Shattersheet was a poetry serial that covered the Southern California scene during the 1980s. Published and edited by Jim and April Burns, Shattersheet was a seminal publication that not only published up and coming poets alongside established and well known poets but also was the first periodical of its kind to include listings of poetry and performance venues. Griffin volunteered and worked on staff doing cut and paste-up, editing, collating/folding, distribution, and collections. Shatterproof is where Griffin's own publishing and editing began.

Scope and Content

Correspondence to Griffin from Kevin Jacobs, Shatterproof Press history, flyers, stationery, and clippings.
box 166, folder 18

Slim Chance

Scope and Content

Two professional black and white photographs of Slim Chance.

Biography/History

Gary Christopherson (Chris, Slim Chance) was the bass player for Mad Daddys and The Cramps. When Lorraine Perrotta and Griffin started dating in February 1991, Christopherson and his wife Barbara Burns were Perrotta's roommates on Lexington Avenue in West Hollywood, where Griffin officiated Chris and Barbara's marriage some years later. After leaving The Cramps, Christopherson never played in another band. As of 2016, he has been working as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service (USPS).
box 166, folder 19

Spiegelman, Lon

Scope and Content

After Tourism Comes Spiegelmisim manifesto and stickers, mail art article, and Spiegelman memorial brochures.

Biography/History

Lon Spiegelman was a mail artist, Fluxist, Dadaist, artist, and friend who influenced Griffin's work. Griffin's first mail art party was at Spiegelman's place on Elevado in Silver Lake, which included Mike M. Mollett (who rented a room in Lon's house), Richard Meade, Leslie Caldera (Creative Thing) and others. Griffin's mail art name at the time was Cowboy Steve. In time he began using the Dada "X" which he co-opted from Kurt Schwitters' Merde as "SA/DA/DA/DA."
box 166, folder 20

Staron, Bobbo

Scope and Content

Flyers for shows at Mama Pajama and Highland Grounds.

Biography/History

Griffin met Bobbo Staron at The Water Espresso Gallery during the Wednesday night open readings. Griffin performed with Staron on countless shows from the mid 1980s into the early 1990s and produced his album My Name Is Trouble (ROS-101, 1989). Staron was also one of the founding members of the Carma Bums in 1989. Staron, a friend of Griffin's wife Lorraine Perrotta from Spotswood, New Jersey, introduced Griffin and Perrotta at a wedding on the Queen Mary in Long Beach in September 1990. However, Griffin was still married at the time and thought nothing of it. Through a series of circumstances, which sprung from a poetry performance Griffin's at a downtown loft, the two met months later in February 1991 after he had separated from his second wife Sharon Grish in September 1990 and had moved into his apartment at 2053 N. Vermont Avenue.
box 167, folder 1-2

Stodolsky, Sholom "Red"

Biography/History

Red (Shalom Stodolsky) owned and operated Baroque Book Store (1972-1998) at 1643 N. Las Palmas Avenue just south of Hollywood Boulevard. Baroque Book Store was referred to as the "University of Red's" by some poets and customers, and Red as "Brooklyn Red" by his friend Charles Bukowski. Red was friend and bookman mentor to Griffin. Griffin met Red in the early 1980s when Griffin went looking for books by and about the Beats and Charles Bukowski. With some monetary assistance from his friend Z (Mark Zarem) Griffin designed and created a bronze plaque to honor Red and the bookstore. The plaque was placed on the outside wall on what would have been Red's 95th birthday, May 21, 2011.

Scope and Content

Baroque Book Store receipt and envelopes, black and white photographs of Red at the store, color photograph of Red and Charles Bukowski, Baroque Book Store "I'd Rather Be Reading Bukowski" bumper sticker signed by Bukowski, obituary clipping, memorial programs, and Bukowski's "Red" poem signed by Stodolsky.
box 167, folder 3

Takakjian, Andy

Scope and Content

Exhibition cards and original signed art works by Takakjian.

Biography/History

Andy Takakjian is an artist, graphic artist, writer, and publisher (Atmus). Griffin first met him when Takakjian was living in Orange County. A longtime friend, Takakjian created the cover for Griffin's first book, A One Legged Man Standing Casually On Hollywood Blvd. Smoking A Cigarette . Takakjian was deeply involved in the Onyx Cafe creating art, flyers, and signage for many functions, and he also contributed as an artist and graphic designer for many projects produced by Griffin.
box 167, folder 4

Tia Chucha's

Scope and Content

Flyer and a brochure for Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore.

Biography/History

This bookstore and cultural center in Sylmar was co-founded by Luis J. Rodriguez in 2003.
box 167, folder 5

Townes, Jimmy

Scope and Content

Color photograph and photocopies of Townes performing at the Water Gallery.

Biography/History

Jimmy Townes (James Maston Townes, 1946-2004) was a poet, musician, performance artist, and photographer who Griffin met at the Water Espresso Gallery. Townes took the 8x10 photo of The Lost Tribe standing on the stairwell at a downtown gig in 1985-86. Townes was a regular at many poetry readings and Griffin would sometimes improvise with him and his Trance Band. Born in Texas, Townes lived in New Orleans and Los Angeles until the late 1990s when he and his wife moved to New Mexico, where he took his own life in 2004.
box 167, folder 6

Vaughan, Tony

Scope and Content

Flyers for art, music and Vaughan's memorial event.

Biography/History

Tony Vaughan (June 15, 1947 - September 27, 2008) was a poet, artist, novelist, and musician.
box 167, folder 7

Vega, Janine Pommy

Scope and Content

Correspondence to Griffin and her press kit.

Biography/History

Janine Pommy Vega is the author of numerous books and chapbooks since 1968. She has recorded her poems and a memoir of the Beats for Audio Literature's spoken word version of Women of the Beat Generation. Vega has performed extensively with her band Tiamalu in English and Spanish on campuses, in museums, cafes, nightclubs, and migrant workers' camps. Additionally, Vega has taught creative writing, conducted poetry workshops, and done poetry performances for and with incarcerated individuals since 1976.
box 167, folder 8-11

Venice West/Temple of Man

Scope and Content

Folder 8: Photographs, Griffin's Temple of Man Certificate of Ordination signed by Frank T. Rios and Tony Scibella, Temple of Man information newsletter, photocopy of a George Herms letter, Temple of Man Reverend Robert Alexander's marriage ceremony script, copy of Larry Lake's "A Marry Quest," and "Humanness Always Comes First," article. Photographs include photographs of Tony Scibella, Ed Ward, a reunion at Sponto Gallery, and photographs at Marsha Getzler's.
Folder 9: Venice of America Poetry Journal, Frank T. Rios and Tony Scibella "Two For Her" Poetry Series at The Temple of Man postcards, correspondence to Griffin from Marsha Getzler, The Story of My Life by Sam Scibella, "Rememberings" and "In Memorium" by Julianne Scibella for Tony Scibella, Tony Scibella's handwritten bios of James Ryan Morris, Frank T. Rios and Stuart Z. Perkoff, and Black Ace graphics.
Folder 10: Tony Scibella's "Venice West" typescript, Beat Portraits (excerpts) of Stuart Z. Perkoff, Frank T. Rios, Tony Scibella and Philomene Long by John Thomas, memorial writings for Tony Scibella, The Mercury Reader Tony Scibella Issue, and photocopies of photographs of Scibella as well as his collages.
Folder 11: Publicity post cards for Mary Kerr's documentary, Swinging in the Shadows.

Biography/History

Venice West is an association given to the artists, musicians, and poets who lived in Venice, California during the 1950s-1960s when it was a "Slum by the Sea." Venice West was created by Abbott Kinney in the late 19th century to become a "beach community that would foster a cultural renaissance...on the shores of the Pacific," which he modeled after Venice, Italy. The Temple of Man is a non-profit started by Robert "Baza" or "Bob" Alexander (1923-1987) in San Francisco, California in 1960 as a center for "poetry, jazz and art." The Temple of Man moved to Venice, California in 1968 and still thrives in Los Angeles with a national membership. Poet and writer Ed Ward of Denver wrote a piece detailing the genesis of the Temple of Man wherein he recalls Stuart Z. Perkoff's incarceration, "a friend of Stuart's, the artist/poet/printer Robert Alexander, visited the prison [the Penitentiary at Terminal Island] but was told that visitors - other than family (father, son, brother, wife, etc) or chaplains - were not allowed. And so for this very pragmatic reason - among other less pragmatic reasons such as his interest in art, poetry, community and ritual - Baza founded The Temple of Man in 1960, a non-profit religious organization. To visit an incarcerated friend."
box 167, folder 12

Wannberg, Scott

Scope and Content

A flyer for Wannberg's Juice! The Musical reading and book signing at Dutton's Brentwood and clippings. Also includes photographs of Wannberg with Paige Smith and others.

Biography/History

A founding member of the Carma Bums who spent most of his life working at Dutton's Books in Brentwood, Scott Wannberg was a prolific poet who employed surrealism, wit, humor, irony, history, music, and politics in his work. He cited Walt Whitman, Charles Bukowski, and William Carlos Williams as major poetic influences. He also mentored many younger poets and writers. His interests in music, history, and cinema were accompanied with encyclopedic knowledge of them. He would often write poems for visiting authors on reading tours coming through Dutton's and created correspondences with many writers including historian Page Smith, with whom he was close. His mentors at San Francisco State were Stan Rice and Daniel J. Langton.
Griffin and Wannberg began their close friendship sometime in 1987. Griffin published Wannberg's second book The Electric Yes Indeed! (1989), and continued publishing Wannberg's work until 2009 when Perceval Press began publishing Wannberg's work beginning with Strange Movie Full of Death. Wannberg was friends with many of the film celebrities, recording artists, directors and writers who frequented Dutton's. Director and writer David O. Russell wrote the part of Bic Shottinger for him in I Heart Huckabees. Ed Harris gave him the part of Fat Wallis in Appaloosa, but Wannberg's health prevented him from participating.
Wannberg's deteriorating health, Dutton's closing, the death of both of his parents, and struggling finances all contributed to Scott relocating in August of 2008 near his uncle Kenneth Wannberg, a music editor and film composer, in Florence, Oregon, where he passed away three years later in August 2011.
box 167, folder 13

The Water Espresso Gallery

Scope and Content

Set of Water Expresso Gallery post cards featuring Mike Bruner, Johnny Forever, S.A. Griffin, Leah Really, and Bobbo Staron (1985). This post card set was produced by Leah Really and Steve Wolfe. This folder also contains a flyer for a show at the Water Gallery and an open reading at The Lhasa Club.

Biography/History

The Water, owned by artist Frederick Sauls and managed by Bill Murphy, was located at 1110 N. Hudson Avenue with its entrance on Santa Monica Boulevard. This was the first place where Griffin read poetry in public outside of an academic setting. Responding to an ad in Dramalogue, Griffin began attending the Wednesday night open readings at The Water sometime in 1981. The Water was across the street from the Kit Kat Klub, a strip club that during the punk era doubled as a performance venue for acts like The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Water was part of a complex in the arts building owned by Sauls that also housed The Lhasa Club and The Figtree Theatre. At the time, there were very few places to read poetry for those involved in what could be called the alternative or underground poetry scene, which is why these poets often opened for bands, or read between bands as they set up. Griffin met the future members of The Lost Tribe and Bobbo Staron at the Water. Other Wednesday night open reader/performers included Leah Really, Linda Sibio, Alan Pulner, Jimmy Townes, Johnny Forever, Janet Klein, Steve Wolfe, Salmon Murphy, and Ben Downing. The Wednesday night open was originally hosted by a soft-spoken man named Benjamin who didn't last long after attendance began to increase. The hosting duties were picked up by Ben Downing, a gentle giant of a man who had come to Los Angeles to be an actor. Tired of struggling to make ends meet as an actor, Downing returned to his home in Arkansas where he worked as a journalist. Griffin continued to correspond with Downing until he received a letter from Ben's mother in which she shared that Ben had been struck and killed by a car as they were walking down the road together. After Downing, the evenings were hosted by Leah Really and then Doug Knott. About this time, Knott began producing and hosting a long running series of punk variety shows at The Lhasa Club called "Doug Knott Presents."
box 167, folder 14

White, Saul

Scope and Content

Exhibition cards, correspondence to Marsha Getzler concerning White's memorial, copies of White's poems and a clipping on The Temple of Man's Reverend Bob Alexander.

Biography/History

Saul White (1932-2003) was a Venice West abstract expressionist and jazz poet. Born in New York, White moved to Los Angeles in 1945 and attended Fairfax High where he befriended Wallace Berman who was considered by many to be an artistic and spiritual center of the Venice West scene. After serving during the Korean War, White attended Otis Art Institute on a fellowship. In the mid 1950s he rented a storefront in Venice on Ocean Avenue that became a gathering place for artists including Edward Kienholz and John Altoon. In 1957 White was part of a series of readings with Kenneth Patchen and Kenneth Rexroth at the Los Angeles Jazz Concert Hall, accompanied by Shorty Rogers' jazz band. White relocated to New York in 1958 where he became a fixture in the Greenwich Village art scene. There he met and became friends with Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline. In the early 1960s White was invited to live and work with de Kooning in East Hampton where he helped build de Kooning's studio. In time he returned to Los Angeles. Producing work to the end, Saul had a studio in San Pedro where he left behind a legacy of work. His son Aaron White, by his former wife and artist Michele White, is an artist living in Denver.
box 167, folder 15

White Trash Apocalypse

Scope and Content

Performance flyers, tour itinerary, photographs and clippings.

Biography/History

Iris Berry (Bikini Atoll Berry Gabor), Pleasant Gehman (Gamma Ray Gehman Gabor) and S.A. Griffin (Sunny Meltdown Riviera) came together in October 1995 to create performance poetry ensemble White Trash Apocalypse (WTA). According to Griffin, Berry and Gehman wanted to go on the road and decided that he should be the third wheel and the driver. The group name was derived from a poem of the same name by Gehman. Berry and Gehman donned their rhinestone tiaras and faux leopard coats while Griffin wore vintage polyester and bright colored Hush Puppies. Joining them on their 1995 tour as their official photographer was Gehman's boyfriend at the time Jeffoto (Snaps Reactor), who had relocated from Boston to be a part of the Carma Bums' 1991 Nowhere Tour of Words and never left. S.A. Griffin drove his burgundy 1971 Buick Riviera for the White Trash Apocalypse Words On Wheels 1995 Tour of Words. WTA jokingly referred to themselves as "The Veets," a pun marrying Velveeta cheese and The Beats to reflect their goal as poets and performers to reach the "highest cheese possible." WTA opened for The Geraldine Fibbers at the Hotel Congress in Tucson, Arizona. Partying in the hotel after the gig, they were given their mission by one of the Fibbers to find the "Hope Rhinestone" which they stumbled upon at the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. The trio continued to perform together and tour as White Trash Apocalypse throughout 1995-1996.
box 167, folder 16

Wilson, Steve

Scope and Content

Exhibition flyers, mailers, catalogue, Mile High and Underground post cards, clippings a biography of Wilson.

Biography/History

Venice West artist, poet and bookman, Steve Wilson was born in Long Beach but spent the majority of his life living and working in and around Denver, Colorado where he passed away in 2012. Friends with Griffin, Wilson was a major influence on many within the Venice West mindset as a poet, artist and thinker. At one time Wilson co-owned the Ogden Bookstore in Denver with friends Tony Scibella and Stuart Z. Perkoff.
box 167, folder 17

Winans, A.D.

Scope and Content

Winans' autobiography inscribed to Griffin, clippings, A Green Bean Press Sampler, a signed copy of Winans' Eulogy For Bob Kaufman, A.D. Winans On A.D. Winans, and the 24th street irregular press "A Call To Poets" pamphlet.

Biography/History

A.D. Winans is a San Francisco, California Beat poet and writer and publisher and editor of Second Coming Press. Winans was close to Jack Micheline and Bob Kaufman and has become a major voice in the small press poetry world in the United States and in Europe. Griffin began a friendship with Winans after Beat Scene compared their work in a review for Heaven Is One Long Naked Dance (Rose of Sharon, 1993).
box 167, folder 18

Wright, F.N.

Scope and Content

Art work by Wright on envelopes, color photocopy of Wright's personalized stationery, promotional flyers for Wright's novel, The Whorehouse, correspondence to Griffin from Wright's daughter, Lisa Brandenburg, Wright's memorial card and the following works: Bukowski And More!, Black & White, The City of New Orleans, The American Scene, Trout Fishing With Richard Brautigan And Bukowski.

Biography/History

F.N. Wright (1940-2012) was a Los Angeles poet, artist, and writer. Among his most well known books is Whorehouse (1978), a memoir based on his time working for Wherehouse Records. German translator and literary agent Carl Weissner, who represented Charles Bukowski, also translated and represented Wright. Wright, an Illinois native and Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, was an avid biker all his life and was considered an "outlaw" poet and writer. He lived the last years of his life in a trailer park close to the Rock Store in Cornell where family and friends held his memorial. A friend of Kenneth and Miriam Patchen, Wright wrote much of his work on Kenneth's typewriter, given to him by Miriam after her husband's death, and Griffin sees Kenneth's, influence reflected in Wright's art. Wright and Griffin were friends the last few years of Wright's life, reading together at Beyond Baroque.
box 167, folder 19

Zen Baby

Scope and Content

Correspondence from Christopher Robin to Griffin, color photograph of Robin in Oklahoma, flyers, and clippings.

Biography/History

The DIY-Xerox poetry zine out of Santa Cruz, California is edited and published by transgender poet, writer and publisher Christopher Robin. Robin is friends with poet Brian Morrissey who edits and publishes Poesy, and Oakland poet and writer Joe Pachinko who republished Lenore Kandel's Love Book (Superstition Press, 2003).
box 167, folder 20

ZTZU

Scope and Content

L.Alien bumper sticker, Western Front publication, Off Centre Centre performance flyers, images of ZTZU marriage, No Baggage piece signed by Mike M. Mollett, On The Fringe flyer, First Annual Turkey Show flyers, Dear Dada letter by Mike M. Mollett and Neal Taylor, clippings, ZTZU bumper sticker, Witches Bruise image of ZTZU at the Bradbury Building in Los Angeles, and a flyer On Not Signing Art.

Biography/History

Dada idea and art gallery created by Mike M. Mollett and Neal Taylor in 1980.
box 169, box 170, box 171, box 172, box 173, box 174, box 175, box 176, box 177, box 178

Correspondence

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Scope and Content

Correspondence, which has been organized by the last name of the sender, relates to Griffin's poetry work. Correspondence also reflects his involvement in the mail art community and includes commemorative stamps for the Los Angeles punk band X with photography by Michael Hyatt.
box 169, folder 1-30

Abner - Bruner 1990-2012

Scope and Contents

This box includes correspondence from Jay Alamares, Beyond Baroque, Laurel Ann Bogen, Diana Bonebrake, Bob Branaman, Jack Brewer, and Michael Lane Bruner.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Two DVD films by Bob Branaman.
Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
box 170, folder 1-24

Buckingham - Creative Thing 1970-2010

Scope and Contents

This box includes correspondence from Charles Bukowski, Linda Bukowski, Center for Bukowski Studies, Exene Cervenka, President William Jefferson Clinton, Wanda Coleman, and Cait Collins.
The Charles Bukowski folders contain original art work and poetry signed by Hank as well as photos from his wedding to Linda Lee. Some of these Bukowski materials were given to Griffin by Tony Scibella and Red Stodolsky.
The Creative Thing (aka Leslie Caldera) folder contains mail art including commemorative Wallace Berman stamps, X commemorative stamps with photography by Michael Hyatt, and a 2010 Gallery 1331 Calendar by M. Hyatt and Exene Cervenka. The X calendar is signed to Griffin by all of the the band members.
box 171, folder 1-38

Critical Mass - Franklin 1980-2013

Scope and Contents

This box includes correspondence from Soheyl Dahi, Susannah Devereux, Diane di Prima, Elms Lesters, EZTV, fans, Rich Ferguson, francEyE, and Amelie Frank.
The Elms Lesters Painting Rooms invitation to a Charles Bukowski exhibition includes a facsimile of Hank's California Driver License.
Also includes collected exhibition mailers, including from Beyond Baroque, Cafe Club Fais Do-Do, Lhasa Club, Does Your Mama Know?, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Gasoline Alley.
box 172, folder 1-32

Gainer - Herndon 1968-2013

Scope and Contents

This box includes correspondence from Pleasant Gehman, Giorno Poetry Systems, Sharon Griffin, Spencer Griffin, and Richard Hansen.
Pleasant Gehman's folder includes a U.F.O. and space alien themed note concerning Griffin's contribution to The Underground Guide to Los Angeles and photos from Burning Man, 1998.
box 173, folder 1-37

Hietala - Locklin 1983-2013

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One audio cassette.
Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Scope and Contents

This box includes correspondence from Justice Howard, Craig Ibarra, Rosemary Idlet, Jeffoto, Alan Kaufman, Mary Kerr, Linda King, Doug Knott, Marie Lascu, and Gerald Locklin.
The Marie Kazalia folder contains an audiocassette for Leah Angstman's Open Mic On The Road project.
box 174, folder 1-30

Lollapalooza - Mollett 1985-2013

Scope and Content

This box includes correspondence from Long Road Books, Tessa Lowell, Lummox Press, Eric Lyden, John Macker, Mike Maggio, Milo Martin, Mary Jane, J.W. McCullough, Ann Menebroker, Richard Modiano, and Mike M. Mollett.
The Long Road Books folder contains poems by Ginsberg, a copy of Kerouac's Pull My Daisy, a Jack Hirschman poem for Stuart Z. Perkoff, and an envelope addressed to Tony Scibella which contains photocopies of letters written by Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, Ed White, and Larry Lake.
The Mike M. Mollett folder includes a commemorative piece for Wounded Theatre, The Lost Tribe, and The Carma Bums.
box 175, folder 1-42

Mom - Rios 1985-2013

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Two 3.5 inch floppy disks.
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Scope and Contents

This box includes correspondence from Todd Moore, Gerald Nicosia, Harry Northup, Amanda Oaks, Lorraine Perrotta, Tom Peters, Charles Plymell, Holly Prado, Kevin Ring, and Frank T. Rios.
The Rios folder contains poetry and floppy disks that he sent to Tony Scibella and Griffin.
box 176, folder 1-40

Robertson - Soup 1975-2013

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One 3.5 inch floppy disk.
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Scope and Contents

This box includes correspondence from Kell Robertson, Christopher Robin, Frederick Sauls, Anna Scibella, Tony Scibella, State Senator Adam B. Schiff, George Drury Smith, and Joan Jobe Smith.
The Frederick Sauls folder includes a holiday card with a painting by Sauls.
The Tony Scibella folder includes collages on postcards by Scibella and a floppy disk.
box 177, folder 1-29

Spiegelman - Ward 1980-2014

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Two 5.25 inch floppy disks.
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Scope and Contents

This box includes correspondence from Lon Spiegelman, Anderson Stone, Neal Taylor (aka Skooter), Temple of Man, Universal Life Church, and Ed Ward.
The Lon Spiegelman folder includes his six page manuscript on mail art and two floppy disks.
Ima Ten's folder includes her "liberated woman" chain letter and codes for foul and abusive language in the work place.
The Universal Life Church (ULC) folder includes Griffin's Ordained Minister certificate, credentials and and ULC booklets.
The Ed Ward folder contains Tony Scibella memorial cards and a postcard to Pleasant Gehman.
box 178, folder 1-21

Watts Towers Art Center - Zuniga 1986-2014

Scope and Contents

This box includes correspondence from Michelle White, Blair Wilson, Steve Wilson, A.D. Winans, David Yaryan, Robert M. Zoschke, and ZTZU.
The Michelle White and Steve Wilson folder contains art works by White and Wilson.
box 114, box 179, box 180, box 181, box 182, box 183, box 184, box 185, box 186, box 187, box 188, box 189, box 190, box 191, box 192, box 194, box 195, box 196, box 197, box 198, box 199, box 200, box 201, box 202, box 203, box 204, box 205, box 206, box 207, box 208, box 209, box 210, box 232, box 252, box 253, box 260, box 262, box 330

Performance files

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Scope and Content

The performance files, which are organized alphabetically by file title, reflect Griffin's tours with The Lost Tribe and the Carma Bums. They also relate to poetry readings and punk performances and include ephemera such as flyers, event calendars, posters, programs, and performance notes. The files also include scripts, Venice West flyers and negatives, road books, and audiovisual recordings.
box 179, folder 1

2010: A Beyond Baroque Odyssey program 2010 November 6-7

Scope and Contents

This Benefit for Beyond Baroque was produced by Rafael FJ Alvarado and Griffin. This program is signed by George Drury Smith, Harry E. Northup, and Richard Modiano.
box 179, folder 2

The Acid Whore House program undated

box 179, folder 3

An Act of Kindness flyer and notes undated

Scope and Content

Griffin's notes for the performance written on the back of a James Brown postcard, photographs, a flyer for the film, and photocopies of articles on parking.
box 179, folder 4

Al's Bar flyers undated

Scope and Contents

This folder includes a flyer for Theoretical with Faith No More, Brian Grillo's Lock Up, Primus, and MC Ms. Vaginal Creme Davis, Black Woman.
box 179, folder 5

Annie Sprinkle Post-Post Porn Modernist program 1993 June

Scope and Contents

In addition to Sprinkle's Highways program, this folder includes one Trojan lubricated latex condom and The Annie Sprinkle Aphrodite Award for Sexual Service to the Community which is signed by Sprinkle and adorned with the Prostitutes of New York (P.O.N.Y.) Union labia.
box 195, box 196, box 197, box 198, box 199, box 200, box 201, box 202, box 203, box 204, box 205, box 206, box 207, box 208, box 209, box 210, box 330, box 331

Audiovisual materials

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THESE ITEMS HAVE BEEN DIGITIZED. Please contact the reference desk for details on arranging access.
Box 195: Eleven VHS tapes and one audio cassette tape.
Box 196: Four VHS tapes and four U-matic tapes.
Box 197: Twenty-two audio cassette tapes.
Box 198: Twenty-three audio cassette tapes.
Box 199: Twenty-three audio cassette tapes.
The following audiovisual materials will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 200: Fourteen VHS tapes.
Box 201: Thirteen VHS tapes and one Betamax.
Box 202: Eight VHS tapes and three U-matic tapes.
Box 203: Seven 8 mm video tapes, seven audio cassette tapes and six VHS tapes.
Box 204: Eighteen CDs, nine DVDs, two 8 mm video tapes, and three 7 inch 45 rpm records.
Box 205: Forty-eight CDs, eight audio cassettes, and seven DVDs.
Box 206: Twelve audio cassette tapes, nine DVDs, ten CDs, and one VHS tape.
Box 207: Twenty-three audio cassette tapes.
Box 208: Thirty CDs, eighteen DVDs, and two audio cassettes.
Box 209: Twenty-three audio cassettes.
Box 210: Thirteen VHS tapes.
Box 330: Nine VHS tapes and one DVD.
Box 331: Thirty-four VHS tapes, sixteen audio cassette tapes, one DV cassette, one MTR audio cassette.

Biography/History

Box 202 and 210: EZTV was founded by the late writer, director and producer John Dorr as the first establishment to produce and promote original made for video content in Los Angeles. Dorr was a friend of Griffin's and early supporter of his work as an actor casting him in Rimbaud In L.A. and Approaching Omega in a part written for Griffin by Dorr.

Scope and Content

Box 195: Key-Z Productions Can You Pass The Acid Test? and Neal Cassady In The Backhouse On The Road, The Poets documentary by Hassan Jamal, Viggo Mortensen and The Carma Bums' The Luxurious Tigers of Obnoxious Agreement, Griffin's Tumbleweed in a Box with Scott Wannberg and Iris Berry, Stuart Z. Perkoff Memorial, JJ Villard's The Son Of Satan and 4 Other Short Films, Mary Kerr's Swinging In The Shadows: Venice West and the LA Scene demo, River Alchemy featuring The L.A. Mudpeople, Undying Love Unending: Jack Micheline, Kei Kunihiro Spoken Vocal, and an audiocassette played at the J.W. McCullough memorial.
Box 196: Act of Kindness, Griffin's Insensitive Naked Man poem and interview, The Carma Bums' The Tribe Must Be President, Act of Love, Best of BOSS, Best of BOSS Vol. I, and Jack Micheline at Nadeau House.
Box 197: Lost Tribe [Opening Song], Lost Tribe [End Song], Phone Machine #1, Phone Story of Carma Bums 1991 Tour of Words, Phone Story of Carma Bums 1991 Tour of Words, KXLU Lost Tribe Show, Griffin and Ken Sargent's Breakout (Everything is Alright), More Hal Burns, Phone Machine #2, Phone Machine #3, Phone Machine #4, The Carma Bums/Lost Tribe, The Carma Bums in Albuquerque, The Carma Bums Performance Discussion at Lorraine's, Onword 2/23/1992 to 3/1/1992, Onword 3/5/1992 to 3/8/1992, Onword 2/2/1992 to 2/9/1992, Onword 2/2/1992 to 2/9/1992, Onword 3/22/1992 to 3/31/1992, Onword 4/15/1992, The Carma Bums, Onword with the LA Cacophony Society, Morgan and the Lady Chained to the Mast, and Onword with Ellyn Maybe and Blakeslee Stevens.
Box 198: Hugh Phukovsky Wordcore, Bukowski Reads His Poetry [Takoma Records 1980], Sachharine Trust [Bass Lines], Sachharine Trust [Bass Lines], Zendik Farm Band [The Loser], Nine Cloud KXLU, Yellow Untitled-This Side [Voice Message from Emily], Waco, Laurel Ann Bogen The Rat City Variations, Past Lives, Fuzzy Doodah, Beat America, Duke McVinnie, Bukowski Reading, Ken Tao's Alchemical Orchestra Just Lack Charisma, Laurel Ann Bogen Do Iguanas Dance Under the Moonlight, Ellyn Maybe A Day in the Life of the Working Poor Xylophone Player, Tazza Café, Montfort Interview #1, Montfort Interview #2, So If They Ever Name, The Sensitive Side of Jack Brewer, Joseph Richard Brewer Shit Gets Heard, Bobbo Staron My Name Is Trouble, Atomic Adagio, and Bobbo Staron.
Box 199: Jack Micheline, Williams Carlos Williams/Saccharine Trust, Sebastin Cabot and Other Stuff / William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac on Beat Generation, Mike Bruner 1984, Jack Micheline MVD Boulder, Blakeslee Stevens American Hotel/Humanesque, Fred Neil Live, Scott Wannberg, Jack Brewer, Diane DiPrima Interview with Marie Kazalia, Stuart Z Perkoff / James Ryan Morris, Mike Meloan, Bob Branaman, Lon Spiegelman Mail Art Interview, Scott Wannberg 10/1994, Scott Wannberg 1991, Scott Wannberg #3, Scott Wannberg 07/24/1996, Scott Wannberg 06/24/1991, Mike Mollett Mudpeople Interview, and Neal Cassady.
Box 200: VHS tapes include Bukowski at Bellevue, Sheree's Reflections on Bob Flanagan, and The Best Hotel on Skid Row.
Box 201: The bulk of these video tapes document The Carma Bums.
Box 202: These video tapes document the Boss Poetry series that Griffin produced at EZTV.
Box 203: Tapes include Open Ended It at the Onyx / Echo, The Ringling Sisters Benefit, Cabaret X, and onTarget Live at The Grassy Knoll.
Box 204: Materials include Beat Scene recordings of Charles Bukowski reading and a President K "In Acapulco" 45 rpm record allegedly obtained from an F.B.I. file and gifted to Griffin by Looseleaf.
Box 205: The bulk of the CDs are marko x recordings. Audio cassette tapes include S.A. Griffin with Jack Brewer "Believe in the Love" and Tracy & the Hindenburg Ground Crew "Margaret Dumont."
Box 206: DVDs include Venice West and the LA Scene, A History Lesson Part I: Punk Rock in Los Angeles in 1984, Poetic Hoohaw, If I Scratch, If I Write, and Meeting Mr. Mumps. This box also contains "The Bust" Tracy & the Hindenburg Ground Crew music video in which Griffin performs the role of Chief Whitman.
Box 207: Tapes include Rhino Records' Hollyword, Charles Bukowski's Run With The Hunted, and the Cassette Gazette Special: Charles Bukowski recorded by Nola Express, 1970.
Box 208: DVDs include Mary Kerr's Temple Ghosts, Goldmouth and other films by Robert Branaman. CDs include the Scott Wannberg Memorial at Beyond Baroque, Todd Moore readings, The Carma Bums No Seat Belts Tour of Words 1989 at the Living Batch, James Ryan Morris with Larry Lake Denver Poets Day 1978, The Kid in America Tony Scibella Live at Cafe Nepenthe 1979, John Thomas Our Life, F.N. Wright The Homerecordings, Poetry by Frank T. Rios, Rodeo for the Sheepish Ellyn Maybe, 13 Poems Stuart Z. Perkoff, Black Angeles with Wanda Coleman and Michelle T. Clinton, and High Priestess of Word by Wanda Coleman.
Box 209: Tapes include Another Fucking Hippie w/ Ken Tao's Alchemical Orchestra, Black Girl, Fuzzy Doodah, S.A. Griffin on KXLU, and Laurel Ann Bogen in Vulnerable Street.
Box 210: Tapes include Tales of Ordinary Madness, Jim Rose Circus Side Show, and the EZTV videocassette Polly Perverse Strikes Again! with S.A. Griffin.
Box 330: VHS tapes include Tumbleweed in a Box in three parts, onTarget Live at THE GRASSY KNOLL tape 1, John Dullaghan Reels Tape #4, Further, Further On, and KEY-Z Productions Still Kesey! and The Merry Pranksters Part One. Includes a DVD of the UK and Hackford Bukwoski documentaries.
Box 331: VHS tapes include Peace March Night Lhasa; Micheline Memorial; Bukowski by Taylor Hackford; Mudpeople; Jack Micheline Reads; Swinging in the Shadows Venice West and the LA Scene; Tumbleweed in a Box; Night of the Living Sidemen by Doug Knott; L. Aliens, The Looseleaf Binder Report...; Approaching Omega; untitled performance footage; Ed and Marcia Ward's Robber Sly...; Tony Goodstone Poetry in Performance; Smokin' the Chronic in Amsterdam; S.A. Griffin - "Ban This Art;" The Looseleaf Report; Bygone Dayz by Bob Branaman; Wig Rodeo by Marcel de Jure; Cowboy Poets by Kim Shelton; Possum Dixon "Radio Comet;" Bookmark The Ordinary Madness of Charles Bukowski; Venice West and the LA Scene Demo; Psychic Defuse Train for Ex-Lovers; Poetry Slipped on a Banana; Robert Greenfield Show...; The Charles Bukowski Tapes Master; Heaven is One Long Naked...; Greenfield Code...; and The Carma Bums 1990. Cassettes include Onword Radio promos, Background music, Hotel Bums Bookstore Open, Hal (Bus Repair), Graveyard Sante Fe, Meeting Pixel, If I had the Money..., Hotel, Head Bolts Cards, Penny Lane, Psychic Reading for S.A., Eldridge Cleaver, and Bus movement. DV cassette is Tumbleweed Film and Info. MTR audio cassette is Esay (S.A. Griffin).
box 195, case 1

Kei Kunihiro Spoken Vocal yrlsc_2248_195_001 1997

Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:50:51)
Language of Material: Material is in Japanese

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Scope and Contents

Transcribed from conatiner: "1) Kerouac Fest Lowell, 2)Boston, 3)San Fernando Valley, 4) Newport Beach La (Recommended)"
box 195, case 2

Swinging in the Shadows Venice West and the LA Scene yrlsc_2248_195_002 2002

Creator: Kerr, Mary
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:09:20)

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Transcribed from container: "Demo"
box 195, case 3

Stuart Z Perkoff Memorial yrlsc_2248_195_003 1994 June 24

Creator: Long, Philomene, 1940-2007
Creator: Raven Productions
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 1:39:11)

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Content Note: filmed at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA. Memorial hosted by Philomeme Long.
box 195, case 4

River Alchemy featuring The L.A. Mudpeople yrlsc_2248_195_004 2001 August 12

Creator: Solar Video Productions
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:27:30)

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Transcribed from container: "Out and About with Roger Martin-Ep #176 WAYS OF THE RIVERS Arts and Environment of the Niger Delta. RIVER ALCHEMY Featuring the L.A. Mudpeople"
box 195, case 5

The Son of Satan and 4 Other Films yrlsc_2248_195_005 undated

Creator: Villard, JJ
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:24:43)

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Transcribed from container: "To Linda B, From JJV [includes JJ Villard's address, phone number, and email] jjvillard@hotmail.com, 1716 Santa Barbara St Santa Barbara CA 93101, 805 432 0390. "
box 195, case 6

Undying Love Unending: Jack Micheline yrlsc_2248_195_006 1998 March 3

Creator: Cloud House Poetry Archives
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 2:03:00)

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Scope and Contents

Content note: Memorial for Jack Micheline
box 195, case 7

Neal Cassady In The Backhouse On The Road yrlsc_2248_195_007 1990

Creator: Key-Z Productions
Creator: Key-Z Productions
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:46:19)

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Transcribed from container: "This production contains vintage footage filmed in the proime of the 1960s. You can now listen to Cassady's raps, watchi his moves, and discover for yourself why he was called the fastestmanalive!"
box 195, case 8

Can You Pass The Acid Test yrlsc_2248_195_008 1990

Creator: Key-Z Productions
Creator: Key-Z Productions
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:51:53)

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Transcribed from container: "Featuring: the Merry Pranksters, The Grateful Dead, Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady, Wavy Gravy, Owlsy, The Fugs and the Happenings of the Acid Test"
box 195, case 9

The Luxurious Tigers of Obnoxious Agreement yrlsc_2248_195_009 1997 July 6

Creator: Carma Bums
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 1:28:29)

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Transcribed from container: "2nd Version"
box 195, case 10

The Poets yrlsc_2248_195_010 1995

Creator: Guerilla Filmaker Productions
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 1:47:41)

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Content Note: features poets Robert Chambers, Keith Mason, Steve Abee, Luis Rodrigues, Eben Eldridge, Ruben Martinez, Murilene Murphy, Hassan Jamal, S.A. Griffin, and Ellyn Maybe
box 195, case 11

Griffin's Tumbleweed in a Box with Scott Wannberg and Iris Berry yrlsc_2248_195_011 2002 April 5

Creator: Griffin, S.A., 1954-
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:06:10)

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box 195, case 12

J.W. McCullough yrlsc_2248_195_012 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:17:11)

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box 196, case 1

Act of Kindness yrlsc_2248_196_001 1993 April 15

Creator: Griffin, S.A., 1954-
Creator: Rose of Sharon Productions
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:49:13)

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box 196, case 2

Griffin's Insensitive Naked Man poem and interview, The Carma Bums, Tribe Must Be President yrlsc_2248_196_002 undated

Creator: Victoria Looseleaf
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:56:16)

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box 196, case 3

Act of Love yrlsc_2248_196_003 1993 February 12

Creator: Carma Bums
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:27:03)

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box 196, case 4

Jack Michelin at Nadeau House (B) yrlsc_2248_196_004 1994 March 13

Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 U-matic; Duration: 0:27:18)

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box 196, case 5

Best of Boss yrlsc_2248_196_005 1985 October 28

Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 1:02:00)

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Scope and Contents

Transcribed from container: "Fish Karma, Lauren Ann Bogen, Doug Knott, Michael Mollett, Linda Sibio, EZTV, 'Best of Boss;"
box 196, case 6

Jack Michelin at Nadeau House (A) yrlsc_2248_196_006 1994 March 13

Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 U-matic; Duration: 32:40:00)

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box 196, case 7

Best of Boss Volume I yrlsc_2248_196_007 1985 December 17

Creator: Griffin, S.A., 1954-
Creator: Bruner, Michael
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 U-matic; Duration: 0:48:46)

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box 197, case 1

Onword 3/5/1992 to 3/8/1992 yrlsc_2248_197_001 1992 March 5-8

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:57:00)

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Transcribed from container: "Onword 3/5/1992 with Rats with Keys, Eric Brown, Bill Mahoney, Randy Horton; 3/8/1992 with S.F. Folks, Kathi Geores, Domimique Lowell, Bucky Sinister, Alexander Lawrence, John Lange"
box 197, case 2

Onword California with the LA Cacophony Society yrlsc_2248_197_002 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:02:00)

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box 197, case 3

Onword Ellyn Maybe and Ron M. yrlsc_2248_197_003 1992 March 24-April 9

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 2:00:00)

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Transcribed from container: "3/24/1992 Ellyn Maybem Blakeslee Stevens, Johnny Speed; 4/9/1992 S.A. Griffin, Grandpa Speed"
box 197, case 4

Onword 3/22/1992 to 3/31/1992 yrlsc_2248_197_004 1992 March 22-31

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 2:00:00)

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Transcribed from container: "Onword 3/19/1992 with Doug Knott, Mike Mollett, Dave, Rafael; 3/31/1992 with Ron Maxson, Vic Day"
box 197, case 5

Onword 2/23/1992 to 3/1/1992 yrlsc_2248_197_005 1992 February 23-March 1

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:55:00)

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Transcribed from container: "Onword 2/23/1992 with Laurel Ann Bogen; 3/1/1992 J.W. McCullough, L.A. Cacophony Society, Blakeslee Stevens, Max Roach"
box 197, case 6

Onword 4/15/1992 yrlsc_2248_197_006 1992 April 15

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:59:29)

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Transcribed from container: "Manazar Gamboa, Naomi, Heather Haley, St. Theresa Stone, Ron Maxson, Johnny Speed"
box 197, case 7

Onword 2/2/1992 to 2/9/1992 yrlsc_2248_197_007 1992 February 2-9

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:55:00)

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Transcribed from container: "Onword 2/2/1992 with Scott Wannberg, Mike Mollett, Doug Knott; 2/16/1992 with Jack Brewer, taped 2/12/1992"
box 197, case 8

The Carma Bums yrlsc_2248_197_008 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:53:09)

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box 197, case 9

Phone Story of Carma Bums 1991 Tour of Words yrlsc_2248_197_009 1991 August 19

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:02:00)

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Transcribed from container: "The movie as told by Skie Bender and Kwin Jacobs, Mike Mollett"
box 197, case 10

The Carma Bums in Albuquerque yrlsc_2248_197_010 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:31:00)

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box 197, case 11

More Hal Burns yrlsc_2248_197_011 1991 August 9

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:33:00)

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Trasncribed from container: "Con. 9A Cards Corn Dog 1 Underrg 9B Sync Audio"
box 197, case 12

KXLU Lost Tribe Show yrlsc_2248_197_012 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:00:00)

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box 197, case 13

The Carma Bums/Lost Tribe yrlsc_2248_197_013 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:21:00)

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box 197, case 14

Carma Bums Performance Discussion yrlsc_2248_197_014 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:02:00)

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Transcribed from container: "Performance discussion at Lorraine's with C.B.s"
box 197, case 15

Lost Tribe (Opening Song) yrlsc_2248_197_015 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:00:53)

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Transcribed from container: "All on side A. B-blank"
box 197, case 16

Lost Tribe (End Song) yrlsc_2248_197_016 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:40:34)

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box 197, case 17

Morgan and the Lady Chained to the Mast yrlsc_2248_197_017 1905 June 5

Creator: Griffin, S.A., 1954-
Creator: Sargent, Ken
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:12:29)

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box 197, case 18

Breakout (Everything is Alright) yrlsc_2248_197_018 1985

Creator: Griffin, S.A., 1954-
Creator: Sargent, Ken
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:04:45)

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box 197, case 19

Phone Machine #4 yrlsc_2248_197_019 undated

Creator: Griffin, S.A., 1954-
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:15:53)

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box 197, case 20

Phone Machine #1 yrlsc_2248_197_020 1990-1991

Creator: Griffin, S.A., 1954-
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:48:23)

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Scope and Contents

List of all voice messages with names and dates included on container
box 197, case 21

Phone Machine #2 yrlsc_2248_197_021 undated

Creator: Griffin, S.A., 1954-
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:54:46)

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Transcribed from insert: "Corny ballads and crazy things on their way to France"
box 197, case 22

Phone Machine #3 yrlsc_2248_197_022 undated

Creator: Griffin, S.A., 1954-
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:43:00)

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box 198, case 1

So If They Ever Name yrlsc_2248_198_001 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:32:00)

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Content note: jazz music and spoken word compilation
box 198, case 2

Past Lives yrlsc_2248_198_002 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:24:34)

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box 198, case 3

Tazza Café yrlsc_2248_198_003 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:39:41)

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box 198, case 4

Nine Cloud KXLU yrlsc_2248_198_004 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:32:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 198, case 5

Atomic Adagio yrlsc_2248_198_005 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:11:52)

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box 198, case 6

Joseph Richard Brewer Shit Gets Heard yrlsc_2248_198_006 1993

Creator: Brewer, Joseph
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:00:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

From the Grand Rapids Corporate Territory
box 198, case 7

Waco yrlsc_2248_198_007 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:27:09)

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box 198, case 8

Beat America yrlsc_2248_198_008 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:18:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Corso, Henry Miller, Kesey, Cassady, Grateful Dead, Snyder, Ferlinghehi, Kerouac Poems, Burroughs, Ginsberg
box 198, case 9

Montfort Interview #1 yrlsc_2248_198_009 2002 December 6

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:56:00)

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Scope and Contents

Transcribed from insert: "SA Griffin Interview for Beat Scene Magazine England [content:discuss Linda King and relationship with Bukowski]"
box 198, case 10

Montfort Interview #2 yrlsc_2248_198_010 2002 December 6

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:23:12)

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Scope and Contents

Transcribed from insert: "SA Griffin Interview for Beat Scene Magazine England"
box 198, case 11

Bukowski Reading yrlsc_2248_198_011 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:32:16)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 198, case 12

Bukowski Reads His Poetry (Takoma Records 1980) yrlsc_2248_198_012 1980

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:39:40)

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box 198, case 13

Laurel Ann Bogen The Rat City Variations yrlsc_2248_198_013 1993-1995

Creator: Bogen, Laurel Ann
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:47:27)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 198, case 14

Duke McVinnie yrlsc_2248_198_014 1992

Creator: McVinnie, Duke
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:12:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 198, case 15

Fuzzy Doodah yrlsc_2248_198_015 1995

Creator: Beat Not Beat Music
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:16:23)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 198, case 16

Jay Sosnicki 3rd Eye Dropper yrlsc_2248_198_016 1996

Creator: Jay Sosnicki
Creator: Nuthing Sacred
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:22:45)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 198, case 17

Zendik Farm Band (The Loser) yrlsc_2248_198_017 1989

Creator: Zendik Farm Band
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:46:57)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 198, case 18

Hugh Phukovsky Wordcore yrlsc_2248_198_018 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:24:48)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Transcribed from container: "Ferlinghetti 1978, Kerouac Poems; Burroughs; Ginsberg. Corso; Henry Miller; Kesey; Cassady/Grateful Dead; Snyder"
box 198, case 19

Sachharine Trust (Bass Lines) yrlsc_2248_198_019 undated

Creator: Sachharine Trust (Musical Group)
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:06:08)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Transcribed from container: "2 songs"
box 198, case 20

Ellen Maybe A Day in the Life of the Working Poor Xylophone Player yrlsc_2248_198_020 1991

Creator: Pinsker, Ellyn
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:59:48)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Transcribed from container: "Recorded live at Iguana Café, UCLA, and in artist's room"
box 198, case 21

The Sensitive Side of Jack Brewer yrlsc_2248_198_021 undated

Creator: Brewer, Jack
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:31:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 198, case 22

Bobbo Staron My Name Is Trouble yrlsc_2248_198_022 1989

Creator: Staron, Bobbo
Creator: Rose of Sharon Records
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:29:49)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 198, case 23

Bobbo Staron Big Time Demo yrlsc_2248_198_023 1992

Creator: Staron, Bobbo
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:17:03)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 198, case 24

Yellow Untitled-This Side (Voice Message from Emily) yrlsc_2248_198_024 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:18:27)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Transcribed from container: "This Side"
box 198, case 25

Ken Tao's Alchemical Orchestra Just Lack Charisma yrlsc_2248_198_025 1994

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:01:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Transcribed from container: "Fall 1994"
box 198, case 26

Laurel Ann Bogen Do Iguanas Dance Under the Moonlight yrlsc_2248_198_026 1984

Creator: Bogen, Laurel Ann
Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:40:53)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Transcribed from container: "Recorded live at Al's Bar"
box 199, case 1

Scott Wannberg 1991 yrlsc_2248_199_001 1991

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:25:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 199, case 2

Scott Wannberg #2 yrlsc_2248_199_002 1991 June 24

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:19:00)

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box 199, case 3

Scott Wannberg #3 yrlsc_2248_199_003 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 2:03:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 199, case 4

Scott Wannberg 08/1994 yrlsc_2248_199_004 1994 August 1

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:33:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 199, case 5

Scott Wannberg yrlsc_2248_199_005 1995 May 27

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:02:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 199, case 6

Scott Wannberg 07/24/1996 yrlsc_2248_199_006 1996 July 24

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:21:21)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 199, case 7

Scott Wannberg 10/1994 yrlsc_2248_199_007 1994 October 1

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:31:26)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 199, case 8

Stuart Z Perkoff / James Ryan Morris yrlsc_2248_199_008 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:33:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 199, case 9

Mike Bruner 1984 yrlsc_2248_199_009 1984

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:13:27)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 199, case 10

Mike Mollett Mudpeople Interview yrlsc_2248_199_010 1993 July 1

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:19:00)

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box 199, case 11

Bob Branaman yrlsc_2248_199_011 1999 December 6

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:34:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Content note: Interview for magazine with SA Griffin about Branaman's work. Transcribed from container: "Sweet Lorraine"
box 199, case 12

Jack Micheline 1982 yrlsc_2248_199_012 1982

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:45:28)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 199, case 13

Jack Micheline MVD Boulder yrlsc_2248_199_013 1983

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:47:51)

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box 199, case 14

Blakeslee Stevens American Hotel/Humanesque yrlsc_2248_199_014 1985-1986

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:58:20)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 199, case 15

Lon Spiegelman Mail Art Interview yrlsc_2248_199_015 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:00:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Content note: interview about international mail art movment, culture, and private archives
box 199, case 16

Sebastin Cabot and Other Stuff/William Burroughs yrlsc_2248_199_016 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:31:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 199, case 17

Fred Neil Live yrlsc_2248_199_017 1980 June 1

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:58:12)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Transcrbied from container: "Fred Neil/Tony Scibella "Prettiest Train" "The Kid in America" at Café Nepenthes [Side 2] "The Kid in America" continued Live at the Elephant"
box 199, case 18

Mike Meloan yrlsc_2248_199_018 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:59:55)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Content note: Meloan and Frank On Buk, Et Al
box 199, case 19

Diane DiPrima Interview with Marie Kazalia yrlsc_2248_199_019 2002 April 4

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:13:00)

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box 199, case 20

Neal Cassady yrlsc_2248_199_020 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:23:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 199, case 21

Jack Brewer yrlsc_2248_199_021 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:33:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Transcribed from container: "Jack Brewer poetry master copy. Jack Brewer Poetry tape + Standup"
box 199, case 22

Williams Carlos Williams/Saccharine Trust yrlsc_2248_199_022 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 1:18:00)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Content Note: Last 4 minutes of side A and most of side B include live recording of Saccharine Trust concert. The recording is mostly the band talking before and in between songs rather than recordings of the actual songs, introduced as the "first Saccharine Trust bootleg". At 01:20:00 music program recorded off KXLU, poor quality with distortion and crackle with gain change in the middle
box 199, case 23

Jack Kerouac on Beat Generation yrlsc_2248_199_023 undated

Physical Description: 1 Sound Recordings(1 audiocassette; Duration: 0:58:53)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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box 203, case 1

onTarget Live at the Grassy Knoll tape 2 yrlsc_2248_203_001 undated

Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:10:48)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Content note: features a poetry reading by S.A. Griffin
box 203, case 2

Cabaret X yrlsc_2248_203_002 2002

Creator: Franchot, Pascal
Creator: Stevens, Steve
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 1:18:19)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Transcribed from container: "Cabaret X is an extreme documentary that explores the real lives of bizarre people and performers who live in Los Angeles. Transcribed from container: "Executive Producer- Steve Stevens. Produced by Anouk Steinke, Pascal Franchot. Co-producer- James Mathers. Associate Producers- Bill Swann, Tim Stone, Jill Andre, Richard Franchot, Jason Michael. Music Supervisor- Peter McCabe. Composer- Bal. Edited by Pascal Franchot, Steve Schmidt. Director of Photography- Helge Gerull. Written and Directed by Pascal Franchot.
box 203, case 3

Cappucino: The Second Cup yrlsc_2248_203_003 1994

Creator: Moss, Sheridan
Creator: Exit Productions
Physical Description: 1 Video Recordings(1 VHS; Duration: 0:54:31)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Scope and Contents

Transcribed from container: "Produced by Moss Sherian. Assistant Producer, Makr Henson. Production Assistants, Peter Coca, Mike Lesczynski. Video Director, Shawn VanEeckhuotte. Directed by Moss Sherian" Content Note: features readings by Christian E. Elder, Mona Jean, John McCullough, William McLain, Matthew Niblock, Reverend Victoria, Dana A. Snow, and Cynthia Toronto"
box 179, folder 6

Bad Day flyer 1986 July

Scope and Contents

This flyer announces an exclusive engagement at the Lhasa Club for this short guerrilla western film by Modi Frank and Exene Cervenka. The film salutes Southern California's roots-rock and cow-punk scenes and features Dave Alvin, Michael Blake, Kevin Costner, and John Doe.
box 114, folder 2

Beat posters

Scope and Content

Posters include the following: John Thomas, Amiri Baraka, Black Ace Books, The Beat Book Shop, Denver Poet's Day, Poetic Hoohaw And Spring Trip (PHAST), A Gathering Of The Tribes For A Human Be-In, Santa Cruz Poetry Festival, The Return of the Outlaw Poet: Charles Plymell, Philomene Long's "The Beats: An Existential Comedy," Meet The Beats portraits (Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs) by R. Crumb, The Beats in San Francisco: From The Margins To The Mainstream, Frank T. Rios In The Biberman Exhibition, and Lenore Kandel's The Love Book.
box 179, folder 7

Beat Screening List 2004

Scope and Contents

This folder contains The Beat Movement on Film comprehensive annotated screening list by Ray Carney compiled for the Whitney Museum Beat Culture and the New America Show .
box 179, folder 8

Bebop Records posters 1985-1989

Scope and Contents

This folder contains color posters for performances at Bebop Records located at 18433 Sherman Way, Reseda and a CD-R of digital poster images.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD-R.
Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Biography/History

BeBop Records was owned and operated by Richard Bruland and Rene Engel. BeBop Records was located across the street from The Country Club in Reseda. According to Griffin, during its operation (1982-1990), BeBop was one of the premiere punk, poetry and performance venues in the Los Angeles area. The first band to play there was Los Lobos. In August 1989 The Carma Bums performed there for the first time anywhere. After the show, The Bums loaded up the '59 Cadillac outside the front door of BeBop, baptized it with a bottle of Coca-Cola across the bow and then hit the road for their Carma Bums 1989 No Seat Belts Tour of Words to Denver, Colorado where the idea for the Bums was born.
box 179, folder 9

Bella Lewitzky Dance Company program 1978 January 13

Scope and Contents

This Chabot College program is signed by Lewitzky.
box 179, folder 10

Bomb script 2001 February 25

Scope and Contents

This folder contains the script for "Man As Bomb: Gregory Corso Celebrated," Griffin's adaptation of Gregory Corso's "Bomb" which he arranged and directed for theatrical presentation at Corso's Skylight Books memorial.
box 179, folder 11

Book Bound flyer circa 2001

Scope and Contents

This flyer announces an evening in Echo Park to celebrate the release of Unborn Again with Griffin, Ellyn Maybe, and Scott Wannberg.
box 179, folder 12-13

BOSS Video EZTV 1985

Scope and Contents

Materials include flyers, press releases, scripts, performance schedules, and mailing lists for Griffin's BOSS performance space at EZTV, 8547 Santa Monica Boulevard.
box 179, folder 14

Bukowski - Tamarind Theatre 1996 July

Scope and Contents

Materials include a press kit for the production of Bukowski's "Decline & Fall" at the Tamarind Theatre and poetry read by Griffin next door at Birds.
box 179, folder 15

The Cacophony Society Zone Show flyer 2012 February

box 114, folder 3, box 179, folder 16-35, box 180, box 181, box 182, box 183, box 184, folder 1, box 194, folder 7, box 253

The Carma Bums materials 1989-1998

Biography/History

Box 253: The piece on the left is the original art for the front of The Carma Bums T shirts for our 1991 Start From Zero Secret Tour of Words where the Bums toured Southern California/San Diego/Tiajuana with 30 people following them. The pot smoking Cadillac (which is the perimeter of the piece) was part of the flyer created for the Bums by artist Stuart Ellis for their 1989 No Seat Belts Tour of Words. Dale Sedenquist created the caricatures and placed them in the middle along with the text. The other side is a flyer from one of the shows signed by The Carma Bums and many of those that followed them throughout the tour. This piece was framed by L.A. performance artist Michael Perrick.

Scope and Contents

Box 114: The Carma Bums No Seat Belts Tour of Words 1990 posters and 1992 Lost Tour of Words posters.
Box 179: Folders include flyers, manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera for The No Seat Belts Tour of Words, The Start From Zero Secret Tour of Words and The Nowhere Tour of Words. This box contains Eric Brown's The Diego Chronicles created during the Start From Zero Secret Tour of Words and illustrated by Scott Wannberg. Photos from the 1991 Nowhere Tour of Words, the great bus debacle by Jeffoto and slides by Kip Duff. These color slides are of the three day bus painting party at the 18th Street Art Complex in Santa Monica.
Box 180: Folders include correspondence, Twisted Tour of Words flyers and art, Cadillac service receipts, notes, photographs, proof sheets, poems, and a flyer and photos from their Slave To Love show at The Drawing Room Studios and Gallery. Photographs are from tours including the International Super Highway, The No Seat Belts Tour of Words, and the Twisted Tour.
Box 181: The Carma Bums road book with contributions from all members for the No Seat Belts Tour of Words and the Start From Zero Secret Tour of Words.
Box 182: The Carma Bums road book for the 1996 Twisted Tour of Words.
Box 183: The Carma Bums road book which includes ephemera from The Lost Tribe.
Box 184, Folder 1: Photographs from Act of Love, negatives, and from San Diego with Candye Kane.
Box 194: Copies of The Carma Bums Lost Tour of Words 1992 flyers by Blair Wilson.
Box 253: The Carma Bums 1991 Start From Zero Secret Tour of Words framed piece.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Box 179: One CD-R of The Carma Bums Armageddon Outta Here! tour photos, May 2004.
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box 184, folder 2

Church of the Everlasting Dada cards

box 184, folder 3

City of the Jealous Gods program 1983

Scope and Contents

Folder contains one program for this rock 'n roll performance poetry theatre with Doug Knott, Griffin, Bobbo Staron, and Sparky Slade at the Fig Tree Theatre.
box 184, folder 4

D-Day Riffle flyer circa 1974

Scope and Contents

A Don't Tell No One Kugelman and Bent production with works and readings from Steve Wilson and Tony Scibella.
box 184, folder 5

David A. Smith flyers

box 184, folder 6

Diamond Dada programme 1991

Scope and Contents

The official 75th anniversary celebration of the birth of dada at Al's Bar where Griffin performed and emceed. Includes photograph proofs.
box 184, folder 7

Do You Believe in the Love? booklet 2008 October 12

Scope and Contents

Booklet documents the marriage ceremony of William and Raugust performed by Griffin.
box 184, folder 8

Dutton's Brentwood Bookstore celebration flyer circa 1995

Scope and Contents

Folder contains flyer and coupon for a free cookie with purchase of cup of coffee.
box 184, folder 9

Electronic Cafe International calendar 1991

Biography/History

The Electronic Cafe was founded in 1984 by Kit Galloway and Sherrie Rabinowitz, operating out of the 18th Street Arts Complex in Santa Monica. The Carma Bums did a broadcast there on New Year's 1990. Griffin did a few solo shows out of the Electronic Cafe that reached Europe and the Biosphere. Galloway and Rabinowitz were community supporters of small press and performance artists regionally and worldwide.
box 184, folder 10

An Evening of Poetry...flyer 1990 June 20

Scope and Contents

Poetry flyer for Griffin and Cynthia Toronto at the System M Cafe-Gallery in Long Beach.
box 184, folder 11

An Evening with Ken Kesey program 1990

Scope and Contents

Program for Kesey's performance at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Visitors "enter and venture aboard the bus 'Further' in a multimedia recreation of The Merry Prankster's legendary 1964 bus trip across the continent."
box 184, folder 12

Event photographs 1994-2006

Scope and Content

Photographs are from readings and events such as a road trip to San Francisco to perform at The Marilyn Monroe Theater, Beat Hotel, a Beyond Baroque poetry reading at In-n-Out Burger, Follywood Bowl, Vesuvios, and a reading at Carlye Archibeque's.
box 184, folder 13

Exhibition programs 1993-1994, 2013-2014

box 184, folder 14

Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles flyers 2005 March 19

Scope and Contents

This folder contains flyers designed by Andy Takajian for the Hunter S. Thompson reading produced by Griffin and Michael Simmons at Skylight Books. Los Angeles writers reading HST include the following: Griffin, Iris Berry, Michael C. Ford, Dough Knott, Mike M. Mollett, Blakeslee Stevens, Philomene Long, and Scott Wannberg.
box 184, folder 15

Ferlinghetti, City Lights and the Beats in San Francisco...symposium materials 1996 April 12-13

Scope and Contents

This symposium at the University of California, Berkeley features Griffin for Beat Legacies: Younger Writers Influenced by the Beats and the Homage to Ferlinghetti poetry reading with Michael McClure, Diane di Prima, David Meltzer, and Jack Micheline.
box 184, folder 16

Film and video release flyers

Scope and Contents

This folder includes flyers for The Irish Vampire Goes West with Philomene Long, Lyn Lifshin: Not Made of Glass, The Beach, and Naked World.
box 184, folder 17

Five poems sent to Uncle Don 1990 May

Scope and Content

Tale of the Iguana from Uncle Don's (almost) dead letter file.
box 184, folder 18

Fringe Festival event calendar 1987

box 184, folder 19

George Herms: The Artist's Life program 2011 February

box 184, folder 20

Glaxa Studios "Attic" flyers 1996 January 21

Scope and Contents

Griffin performed poetry and stories at this event.
box 184, folder 21

Grand Passion readings calendar

box 185

Griffin flyer binders

Scope and Content

Box 185: This box contains three binders created by Griffin which are filled with performance flyers.
The Lost Tribe Binder includes flyers, photos, scripts, and ephemera generated by The Lost Tribe. This binder contains flyers for White Trash Apocalypse and Griffin shows/readings at the Lhasa Club, the AntiClub, The Iguana Cafe, The Figtree Theatre, Highland Grounds, the Onyx, Jacks Sugar Shack, Beyond Baroque, Dutton's, Al's Bar, Bebop Records, The Grassy Knoll, and Gorky's. A flyer and a memorial card for Brendan Mullen (1949-2009) are also included in this binder.
The blue binder includes flyers, photographs and clippings from The Carma Bums tours, flyers for When Words Collide, onTarget, Insomnia Magazine, Onyx/Echo, Downtown Lives!, Act of Kindness, Cattle Eyes, Soul Speak, The Onyx, Open Ended It, Penny Lane Coffee Shop, Beyond Baroque, Shatterproof Press, ZTZU, The Water Gallery, Rattler, The Poecentric Lounge, The Pik-Me-Up, Shelf Life Press, Best Of BOSS, EZTV, Electronic Cafe International, The Iguana Cafe, Gaga Coffeehouse, Zatar's, Sam's Book City, The Grassy Knoll, Griffith Park Love-In, Spaceland, The Ground Zero, KingKing, Beauty Bar, Kill Radio, Hollywood Mogul's, El Carmen Cafe, Glaxa Studios, Skylight Books, The Palace, The Shortstop, Stories Books, Mr. T's Ballroom, and Rabbits Over Clevyland.
The Lady binder includes flyers for the Water Gallery, Bebop Records, Numbskull Sutra Tour of Words, Merilene Murphy Tribute at Beyond Baroque, Sacred Grounds, Charles Bukowski Memorial Reading at To The Curb Bookstore, The Iguana Cafe, The Onyx, Pink's Famous Chili Dogs, Madame Wong's, Desperate Teenage Lovedolls, Al's Bar, Poetry at SPARC, Raji's, Zero One, Hollywood Mogul's, Lulu's Alibi, The Blue Saloon, Laundromat Poetry Reading at Wash-O-Rama, Anticlub, Glaxa Studios, Lhasa Club, Mr. T's Bowl, Iguana Cafe, Hells Gate, Whisky A Go-Go, Sam's Book City, Harold's Place in San Pedro, Golden Apple, The Jabberjaw, The Masque Preservation Society, Sponto Gallery, Art Works Inc., The Bridge, Cafe NELA, The Grassy Knoll, Largo Cafe, and Cinco de Mike Watt.
box 114, folder 4

Griffin posters

Scope and Contents

Griffin performance posters include the following: Sal Mimeo & The Process Rebels Without Applause Tour of Words, The Post Beats, Dream Lions, Skylight Books: Stanza & Deliver!, The Poet's Voice, A Soul Stands Up, See Thru Deja Vu All Over Again, Rise, ya dang Phoenix! Benefit for Victor Balogh, Downtown Lives! '97 Poetry Under the Stars, Santa Cruz Poetry Festival, Tribe, Poetry Out Loud, This Cat Eats Everything Memorial Reading for Jack Micheline, Girls Gone Wild, Vermin on the Mount, The Poetry Bomb Tour of Words 2010, New Word Order Poetry Tour, The Moment, The Poets, Southern California Poetry Invasion!, So Much Is Burning, and YOU Shut Your Mouth! A Patriot Act.
box 186, box 187

Griffin road books

Scope and Contents

Box 186: This book contains collage, clippings, stickers, writing by other poets, drawings, photos, and other ephemera.
Box 187: The small book with a photo of Spencer Griffin on the cover contains photos of the Riviera ride, writing about medicinal marijuana, clippings and notes. The larger book with a Joker and a feather on the cover includes an image of Walt Whitman, poems, postcards, poetry, photos, stickers, drawings by Scott Wannberg, and notes from other poets.
box 188, folder 1

Heaven...flyer circa 1993

Scope and Contents

Flyer for Heaven Is One Long Naked Dance book signing at The Drawing Room with belly dancing by Pleasant Gehman.
box 188, folder 2

Holy Fools Week letters 1999

Scope and Contents

Organizational letters from Chief Fools Griffin and James Stauffer for participants in the Holy Fools Week Big Beat Roadshow Vortex 2000 gathering in Wichita, Kansas.
box 188, folder 3

Howl clippings 2010 October

Scope and Contents

This folder contains documentation of Griffin reading Ginsberg's Howl at the Sunset 5 screening of Howl in Hollywood.
box 252

Jack Kerouac's Birthday Party art 1996 March

Scope and Content

This piece was created during Jack Kerouac's Birthday Party, a performance that Griffin curated and directed.

Biography/History

During this performance, Griffin and his crew invaded George Herms' art class. Herms was not there but showed up at the end. Griffin was inspired in part by Breton wherein he had the L.A. Mudpeople deliberating while the artists drew the poets writing and the poets wrote about the artists capturing them so that everyone absorbed the entire event as art and words.
box 188, folder 4

Karen Finley program 1991

Scope and Contents

This folder contains a UCLA Center for the Performing Arts program for Finley's We Keep Our Victims Ready.
box 188, folder 5

Kick Out the Verse...photograph 2007

box 188, folder 6

Kill Radio photographs 2004

box 188, folder 7

LA LA Land II: The Event program 1994

box 260

L.A.'s Best promo 2001

Scope and Content

One mounted promotional poster for Griffin's "L.A.'s Best . . . Voices of the West" reading with Roni Walter at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage.
box 188, folder 8

The Last of the Knotts program circa 1996

box 188, folder 9

LAVA Literary Salon: A Charles Bukowski Evening flyer

box 188, folder 10-11

Lee Mallory flyers 1999, 2000, 2005

box 188, folder 12-13

levy fest materials 2005-2006

Scope and Contents

Materials include a bookmark, a poster, and Sometimes City Undercovers chapbooks.
box 188, folder 14

Los Angeles Independent Literary Publishers Conference program 1997 October

Scope and Contents

The program opens with introductions from Fred Dewey, Beyond Baroque, and Griffin, Rose of Sharon Press.
box 188, folder 15-24

The Lost Tribe materials

Scope and Contents

Materials include scripts, set lists, flyers, bumper stickers, book art, mock up for book, wedding invitations, photographs, and negatives.

Biography/History

This poetry performance group was created in 1985 by Michael Lane Bruner, S.A. Griffin, Doug Knott, and Mike M. Mollett. The formation of the group emerged out of the Wednesday night open readings at The Water Espresso Gallery, as a response to the punk expression and performance happening at the time. A well-rehearsed, crack performance ensemble complete with costumes, props, and only one rule: no work performed was written for performance. The Tribe only choreographed and performed work written as poetry for the page. The Tribe's stated goal was to elevate poetry to something more accessible as entertainment. The Lost Tribe appeared regularly in clubs throughout California. They appeared twice on television as contestants on The Gong Show: winning with the lowest score ever (8) on their first appearance and gonged off during their second appearance. The Tribe was never influenced by, or had anything to do with, slam poetics. Slam is a competition and competitive poetry was not a part of The Lost Tribe's work.
box 188, folder 25

Mad Daddy's press kit circa 1990s

Scope and Contents

This folder contains clippings, signed band photos, a mini-photo album, a ticket stub, small band posters, and a CD entitled Get yer ta tas out!

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD.
Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
box 188, folder 26

Magica Sexualis flyer 1992

box 188, folder 27

Mile High and Underground 2009 June

Scope and Contents

All materials relate to this celebration of art and printed word from Denver's Bohemian/Beat scene -- 1965-1987. Words and art were included from Saul White, Steve Wilson, Tony Scibella, Frank Rios, Stuart Perkoff, Ed and Marcia Ward.
box 189, folder 1

Mr. T's Bowl flyers

box 189, folder 2

Mud Wrestling program 1993 July 4

Scope and Contents

All female mud wrestling program for Fourth of July party with Sluts for Hire and Pop Defect.
box 189, folder 3

Music Never Stops KPFK New Year show photographs 2003, 2004

Language of Material: English.
box 189, folder 4

The Naked Word flyers 1994 July 26

box 189, folder 4-5

National Poetry Month materials 1997, 2001, 2005

Scope and Contents

Materials include a Walt Whitman's Beard chapbook on Griffin's Rose of Sharon imprint from the 1997 celebration at the USC Doheny Library which includes work from Laurel Ann Bogen, Millicent Borges, Dennis Cruz, S.A. Griffin, Doug Knott, Ellyn Maybe, Jeff McDaniel, Patricia Wagner, Scott Wannberg, and Pam Ward. These folders also contain posters and flyers from this event and others.
box 189, folder 7-8

NWO Tour of Words materials 2005

Scope and Contents

Folder 6 contains flyers for Griffin's New Word Order Alive in '05 Tour of Words with Iris Berry, John Dorsey, and Scott Wannberg.
Folder 7 contains a drawing of John Dorsey in Santa Cruz entitled "Poet Con Huevos."
box 189, folder 9

On the Road anniversary photos 2001 April 22

Scope and Content

Photographs of a party at Griffin's and a reading at Short Stop Bar. Among those photographed includes John Cassady. Also includes photographs from a Big Sur road trip celebrating the 50th anniversary.
box 189, folder 10

Onword photos 1992

Scope and Contents

Photographs from Griffin's radio show which was recorded on the 17th floor of a location now called Sunset Vine Tower. Photos of the recording session and celebration BBQ feature Jon Longhi, Kathi Georges, Dominique Lowell, Bobbo Staron, Bill Mahoney, Kip Duff, Bucky Sinister, Doug Knott, Eric Brown, John Ramirez, Elizabeth Herndon, Lorraine Perrotta, and Tomas who ran the board for the show.
box 189, folder 11

Open Ended It flyers 1995 March 12

Scope and Content

Two flyers for Griffin's event on Jack Kerouac's birthday at the Onyx/Echo.
box 189, folder 12

Philip Levine programs 1994 September 13

Scope and Contents

Two Philip Levine with David St. John Pacific Design Center "readings and conversations" programs signed by Levine.
box 189, folder 13

Pigstreet images

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of negatives and proof sheets from a performance of Pigstreet.
box 114, folder 5, box 262, box 194, folder 7

Posters

Scope and Content

Box 114: Performance posters include the following: Popdefect, Lucha Va Voom, Club Sucker, The Drums Inside Your Chest, Echo Park Arts Festival, The Onyx, Harold's Place in San Pedro, Beyond Baroque, Bad Day, Poetry With Legs, Timothy Carey Film Festival, d.a. levy birthday bash, ZTZU, Club Gidget at The Shamrock, 40 Watts of Sue Carpenter, H.S.T. Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles, Charles Bukowski, Poems for All, and Prospero's Pit.
Box 194: Posters include the following: Scott Wannberg poetry at Dutton's, Poetry Out Loud at GAGA Coffeehouse, Poems For All Mimeo Gathering, The Millennium Cabaret, 101 International Mail Art Show, When Words Collide, and Southern California Poetry Invasion.
Box 262: Posters include the following: Poems Live with Ed Ward, Denver Poets Day, Ken Kesey's Acid Test, and Neal Cassady In The Backhouse.
box 189, folder 14

Poesia Para la Gente bookmark circa 2011

Scope and Contents

This bookmark features Rolando Ortiz's "When The Devil Comes Around My Town" for this program under the Avenue 50 Studio's monthly La Palabra Poetry.
box 189, folder 15-23, box 194, folder 7

The Poetry Bomb materials 2010

Scope and Contents

Box 189: The Poetry Bomb Couch Surfing Across America Tour of Words folders include a copy of the sign in sheet for shows, photos of Griffin and the Bomb by Neal Taylor (aka Skooter, aka Pope John Paul George Ringo I), a wooden scrapbook decorated with a red rose design full of poems, poetry from inside the Bomb, correspondence, flyers, postcards, and a road book which includes writing, photos, drawings, business cards, maps, stickers, signatures, and stamps. A few of the photos of Griffin and Elsie (The Bomb) are signed by Griffin and Taylor. Also includes photographs from a Huntington visit.
Box 194: One black and white Poems For All Poetry Bomb poster signed by Richard Hansen.
box 190, folder 1

Poetry and performance flyers binder

Processing Information

These pages were removed from a mint green binder for the purpose of preservation.

Scope and Contents

Flyers include Psychedelic Illuminations, Dance of the Iguana, Rios + Macker + Scibella reading, Beelzebub Books Beatnik, LA Cacophony Society MISSING!, Circle in the Square, and 5th Street Dick's Coffee Company.
box 190, folder 2

Poetry In Motion bio sheet 2014 January

Scope and Contents

Biographies of performers for Eve Brandstein's Poetry In Motion show, Bad Boys & Women Who Live Through Them featuring eight poets, including Griffin.
box 190, folder 3

Poetry and performance flyers

box 190, folder 4

Poetry Slipped On A Banana script circa 1990s

Scope and Contents

Griffin's script for a performance he conceived and directed which was performed at the Barnsdall Art Park Theatre. The cast which included Lorraine Perrotta as "The Artist" is listed on the back of the script.
box 190, folder 5-6, box 191, folder 1

Rabbits Over Clevyland materials 2005, 2006

Scope and Content

Box 190, Folder 5: Materials include levyfest programs, Griffin's clevyland calling..., Meat no. 3, d.a. levy and the cleveland scene catalog, levy's roses that (for gene) broadside, a copy of rabbits over clevyland "chicken soup for tessa lowell," a limited edition Rabbits Over Clevyland photo book with photos by Bill Roberts and a DVD-R of Ken Petrochuk's "if i scratch, if i write" levy film.
Box 190, Folder 6: Print outs of blog posts for the Rabbits Over Clevyland 2006 events produced by S.A. Griffin and Bree Bodnar.
Box 191, Folder 1: This photo album documents the production of rabbits over clevyland "chicken soup for tessa lowell" created at mac's backs basement, October 29, 2006.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One DVD-R.
Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
box 190, folder 7

Riverwood Poetry Festival programs 2009 June 24-28

box 190, folder 8

S.A. performance flyers

box 190, folder 9

S.A. selects... 2013

box 190, folder 10-11

Sal Mimeo... 2007

box 190, folder 12

Sam's Book City flyers 1996

box 190, folder 13

Santa Cruz Poetry Festival preview 2012 February 12

box 190, folder 14

Saul White: A Memorial Exhibition program 2003

box 190, folder 15

Set times

Scope and Contents

Set times for a performance which begins with guest host Tequila Mockingbird.
box 190, folder 16

Skychurch 2000 press release 1999

box 190, folder 17

Souvenir programs

box 232, folder 1

Tumbleweed Weed In A Box stills

box 232, folder 2

Unknown Tour of Words road book 2006

Scope and Content

This road book from Griffin's tour with John Dorsey, Ellyn Maybe, and Scott Wannberg includes writing by all and drawings by Scott.
box 232, folder 3

Venice West flyers

Scope and Content

This folder contains flyers for To the Beach and Back: Return of the Kid in America, an evening of readings from new books by Griffin, Philomene Long, Frank T. Rios, Tony Scibella, and John Thomas. This event was held at the Sponto Gallery, the site of the old Venice West Cafe.
box 232, folder 4

Venice West negatives 1964

Scope and Content

One small box contains a black and white negative strip with photos of the Venice West Cafe.
box 232, folder 5

Venus in the Badlands photos 2006

Scope and Content

Venus In The Badlands, New Mexico photos by OutlawPoetPix.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One CD-R.
Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
box 232, folder 6-7

Where Streets Collide materials

Scope and Content

Materials include flyers, a program and performer resumes for this theatre piece based upon a one act play "Pigstreet" by Griffin. This piece was directed by Griffin and Peter Flynn and featured Doug Knott, Bobbo Staron, and Griffin.
box 183, box 232, folder 8

White Trash Apocalypse materials

Scope and Content

Box 183: This box contains the White Trash Apocalypse (WTA) road book for Griffin's Words On Wheels tour with Iris Berry and Pleasant Gehman.
Box 232: This box contains a photographs and a WTA press kit which includes performer bios and photographs for the Words On Wheels tour.

Biography/History

Iris Berry, Pleasant Gehman, and S.A. Griffin toured the southwestern U.S. as White Trash Apocalypse during October 1995 in Griffin's 1971 Buick Riviera. Iris Berry is a Los Angeles punk progenitor, poet, publisher, and friend of Griffin's. Along with Gehman, Berry lived at the Hollywood punk house Disgraceland and was one of the Ringling Sisters. Griffin officiated at Berry's wedding to Tony Malone. Iris Berry currently operates Punk Hostage Press.
box 192, box 252, box 260

Window cards

Scope and Contents

Window cards and lobby posters for theater and dance performances.
box 194, folder 3

Woodpussy poster

Scope and Content

One poster from Club Sucker, a Sunday afternoon punk rock beer bust at The Garage on Santa Monica Boulevard hosted by Ms. Vaginal Creme Davis.
box 232, folder 9

Words, Well, Spoken: Songs, Too, True program

Scope and Content

This program is for Michael Lane Bruner's night of "West Coast Performance Poetry." In addition to Bruner, performers include Doug Knott, Griffin, Michael M. Mollett, Bobbo Staron, Scott Wannberg, and Laurel Ann Bogen.
box 252, box 194, folder 3

X posters undated, 2008

Biography/History

Box 194: These posters were produced by John E. Miner and Jessee Viduarre's Voxpop Press. Griffin attended these performances as a guest of Diana Bonebrake.

Scope and Content

Box 194: Two silkscreen X posters from the band's shows at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.
Box 252: One 31st Anniversary tour poster (2008).
box 168, box 191, box 194, box 236, box 245, box 246, box 249, box 252, box 257, box 260, box 262, box 263, box 280, box 281, box 282, box 283, box 284, box 285, box 286, box 287, box 288, box 289, box 290, box 291, box 292

Memorabilia

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

SERIES CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
SERIES CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Scope and Content

Memorabilia includes flag remnants from d.a. levy's grave, t-shirts from bookstores and bands, photographs, and memorial programs.
box 168, folder 13

Art Detox bag

Scope and Content

One brown paper bag with ART DETOX stencil on it. Images of Griffin using this work may be found in the Poetry Bomb materials.

Biography/History

Vittore Baroni created these bags for a show in Eagle Rock called pLAyLAnd, where the Poetry Bomb made its first appearance before Griffin began the tour in April 2010.
box 168, folder 14, box 281, box 282

Awards and certificates 1979-1988, 2007-2011, undated

Scope and Content

Box 168: Awards for Griffin, Lorraine Perrotta, and Spencer Lane Griffin which include signed certificates from Gloria Molina and Eric Garcetti.
Box 281: Griffin's K-12 and college certificates of achievement.
Box 282: Birthday walk certificates signed by Mike M. Mollett and a blank Certificate of Upgrade to Complete Asshole.
box 168, folder 15

Stodolsky plaque form 2011

Scope and Content

Silicone negative of plaque form designed by Griffin to commemorate Red Stodolsky's Baroque Bookstore located at 1643 North Las Palmas Avenue.

Biography/History

Sholom "Red" Stodolsky founded and operated Baroque Bookstore aka The University of Red from 1972 until his death in 1998 at the age of 82. Griffin created the plaque in tribute to Red, a major bookman in Hollywood and Los Angeles. According to Griffin, among others, Red's shop was influential and essential for hardcore Bukowski fans, young punkers, poets, and writers.
box 168, folder 16

Fireside poet prints

Scope and Content

Portraits of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Oliver Wendell Holmes mounted on black cardboard.
box 191, folder 6

Wannberg calendar 2012

Scope and Content

This Scott Wannberg Memorial and Celebratory Calendar was created by Janet Zarem and includes photos of Scott and copies of his poems. It is dedicated to S.A. Griffin and Lorraine Perrotta, Scott's friends, Scott's tribe, Scott's family, Scott's Guardian Angels.
box 194, folder 9

American flag remnants 2005

Scope and Content

Four American flags of various sizes and states of disrepair.

Biography/History

Griffin picked up these flag remnants by d.a. levy's grave on October 29, 2005, levy's birthday. The tattered flag was used as original art for the cover of Sometimes City undercovers which Griffin created at the 2005 Levyfest in Cleveland, Ohio. Griffin used the intact flag to create center piece art.
box 194, folder 10, box 281, box 282

Photographs

Scope and Content

Box 194: This color photograph of an "ON WORD" California personalized license plate was a gift from Bowerbird Intelligentleman aka Bruce Morasch.
Box 281: Photographs include Griffin's father; S.A. and Lorraine Perrotta at Linda Bukowski's house with cat Sutra; the Al's Bar urinals by Gary Leonard; Leonard's portrait of Sammy Davis Jr. in Beverly Hills; a signed black and white promotional glossy of Alex Trebek; Charles Bukowski's grave site; Tony Scibella, Gayle Davis, Michelle White, Ed Ward, and Griffin at the Mercury Cafe; Sahid's trip to Catalina; and his Onyx farewell party. Photographs also include a trip to San Francisco, photographs of Scott Wannberg, Ike's farewell, Spencer Griffin's college graduation, Griffin's face paint, negatives of Griffin's apartment, Scott's birthday party, Griffin and Tony Scibella at the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, Griffin's trip to the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in San Francisco, Tony Scibella's memorial, and apartment photographs.
Box 282: Photographs include S.A. and Lorraine Perrotta by Mike M. Mollett, Michelle White and Steve Wilson by Marcia Ward, Robin Griffin by Sandy Pimperton, and S.A. with Allen Ginsberg.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Box 281: One CD-R.
Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
box 236

S.A. Griffin Water print 1985

Scope and Content

One large framed black and white print for part of a postcard series created for the Water Espresso Gallery, formerly at the corner of Santa Monica and Hudson. Griffin hand wrote a piece of his longer poem "Pigstreet" on this print.

Biography/History

Griffin was a regular at The Water beginning with the Wednesday night poetry open, the first place he ever read publicly in L.A. (1981-1982) This is where Griffin met Mike Bruner and Bobbo Staron. Bruner would become a founding member of The Lost Tribe and The Carma Bums, Staron a founding member of The Carma Bums. The Water was owned by artist Frederick Sauls who owned the entire building which included The Lhasa Club and Figtree Theatre.
box 245

LACMA Berlin Wall piece 2009 November

Scope and Content

This box contains a piece of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) "Berlin Wall" from the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Biography/History

According to Griffin, at one point during the exhibition, against the wishes of the museum, the crowd executed a successful art rebellion to "tear down that wall." This piece exists as a remnant from this action.
box 246, folder 1

Woodstock plaque 1994

Scope and Content

One limited edition commemorative plaque from the 25th Anniversary of the music festival. Framed memorabilia includes a silver medallion, a ticket, and a VIP laminate.
box 249

Liberace bag

Scope and Content

One white vinyl bag with zipper and golden Liberace signature piano logo. The right hand corner reads: Hansen House, Hollywood 1515 N. Vine Street/Hollywood, Calif. 90028.

Biography/History

This bag was gifted to Griffin by Karl Ellis who was working for Barry Manilow at the time. Ellis was an actor/artist who made money working as an assistant and artist for Barry Manilow in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Ellis created a logo that Manilow used on one of his albums. Ellis lived with his older lover, Jack Pierce, an actor and director. Early on during the epidemic, Ellis passed away from AIDS.
box 257

On the Road scroll poster

Scope and Content

Poster of Jack Kerouac's On The Road scroll.
box 260

Lobby cards 2005-2006

Scope and Content

One Skylight Books Mourning Becomes Electric promotional lobby card signed with drawings by both Bruce Wagner and James Ellroy for their book tour during which they read from each other's work (2006) and one Skylight Books promotional lobby card for Pam Tent's book tour about her life as a "Fabulous Cockette" (2005).
box 262

S.A. Griffin birthday posters

Scope and Content

This box contains two posters for Griffin's birthdays as well as posters for the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics and the Los Angeles International Film Exposition 10th Anniversary.
box 194, folder 7, box 252, box 263, box 281

Music posters

Scope and Content

Box 194: One black and white poster of Richie Havens, signed by Havens, one of Griffin's favorite singer/songwriters.
Box 252: One full color Spring Awakening cast poster signed by all from a performance at the Pantages Theatre where Griffin took his son Spencer for his 20th birthday.
Box 263: Punk, rock, and metal posters include the following: The Minutemen, The Cramps, Sonic Youth, Rocky Horror, Girlschool, Hanoi Rocks, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, and a Rolling Stones promo for a Germany gig that never happened.
Box 281: Hollywood Poseur poster featuring punk rock fashion such as extra skinny ties, tite black jeans, knife earrings, wraparound sunglasses, bondage straps, band buttons, studs, spikes, and wristbands.
box 280

Arm cast circa 1999

Scope and Content

Fake arm cast from a benefit organized by Johnette Napolitano for Pleasant Gehman at the Whiskey a Go Go. The cast is signed by all performers including Napolitano, members of Concrete Blonde, and Possum Dixon.
box 281

U.S.A.F. book

Scope and Content

One United States Air Force Basic Military Training graduation book signed by Griffin's fellow trainees.
box 281, box 282

Ephemera

Scope and Content

Box 281: Business cards, postcards, and name cards include those of Reverend S.A. Griffin of Dynasty of Divine Love and Tolerance, Reverend Mike Cronin, a Ken Kesey calling, Reserved for Arthur Saxon, Metro Poet, Zamorano Club Guest, Stop Nuclear Weapons Testing Now!, and a vintage How Am I Doing?
This box also contains the following: No Vote Left Behind Kerry/Edwards 2004 bumper sticker created by Griffin, a Kill Radio sticker, and a color photocopy of Jon Howard's Beat American flag guitar rag signed by Abbie Hoffman, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs.
Box 282: Hunter S. Thompson Fear and Loathing in America coasters , James Weldon Johnson USPS postcard, BillyBobaPalooza name badges, The Moment bumper sticker, a black X arm band from an L.A. gig, protest flyers, d.a. levy rabbits over clevyland coasters, a piece of the Dalai Lama's mandala, an Angry Thoreauan Magazine syringe, and a Museum of Death membership brochure.
box 281, box 282

Memorial programs

Scope and Content

Box 281: Programs for the following: Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Patchen, and Larry Lake.
Box 282: Programs for the following: Saul White, Tony Scibella, Michael Montfort, Philomene Long, and Lawrence Chandler Leigh. Included with the Tony Scibella memorial card are photographs from Tony Scibella's memorial.
box 282

Astro-Forecast 2000-2001

Scope and Content

A bound astrology forecast for Griffin by Rockie Horoscope.
box 282

Mousepad

Scope and Content

One "I Choose Not To Believe In War Holy Or Not" mousepad.
box 282

Medical marijuana documents

Scope and Content

Medical marijuana documentation includes letters of recommendation from attending physicians for Griffin's use of cannabis for medical purposes and Griffin's verification card.
box 283, box 284, box 285

Audiovisual materials

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

THE FOLLOWING BOXES CONTAIN AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 283: Fourteen VHS tapes.
Box 284: Eight VHS tapes, 4 Hi-8 video tapes, and 2 audio cassettes.
Box 285: Twelve audio cassettes, 6 DVDs, and 1 CD-R.
Box 331: Three VHS tapes.

Scope and Content

Box 283: Titles include Visiting...With Huell Howser, Things That Aren't Here Anymore, Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater: A Conversation With Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Popdefect Live With This (Adrift In America), The Henry Miller Odyssey, and Zimmerman & Markman MoveOn.org Debate.
Box 284: Titles include Aunt Nellie's 90th Family Reunion, Paiz Video Memories, Happy 40th, Spencer's 6th B-day, Spencer's 7th B-day, Teddy the Kitty, and Classic Beverly Hills Auto Tour.
Box 285: Titles include Father's Day Speech, Sesame Street Songs, Dad #1, Fully Awake: Black Mountain College, i (heart) huckabees, Memories of Scott, Tanka: An Animated Vision of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and Audio Shoes.
Box 331: Titles include Cousin S.A. Griffin's 50th Birthday Bash and Steve and Lorraine's Wedding.
box 286, box 287, box 288, box 289, box 290, box 291, box 292

T-shirts

Scope and Content

Box 286: Pale Rider, Cool As Ice, Beyond Baroque, The Other Side, Space Ark Gallery, and the Onyx.
Box 287: SAG, Celebrity Jeopardy!, Perry Mason, Candide, and Monsters.
Box 288: The Ringling Sisters, Born To Be Bad, Santa Cruz Poetry Festival, The Lummox Journal, Ken Kesey, The 1996 Carma Bums Twisted Tour of Words, The 1991 Carma Bums Start From Zero Secret Tour of Words, and The Carma Bums 1992 Lost Tour of Words.
Box 289: University High School Coffeehouse/Poetry Reading, Writings on the Wall: Spoken Word Festival, Word Avenue 50 Studio, 4 Words Written Spoken, Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts, Next...The Guide To SoCal Word Art Events, Save the Books, and The Carma Bums Start From Zero Secret Tour of Words 1991.
Box 290: AFTRA, National Lampoon's Joy of Sex, Mambo! Films, Insomnia, 2010: A Beyond Baroque Odyssey, Festival of Masks, LACC 1992 Readathon, and The Ringling Sisters.
Box 291: Bukowski, Tribe, Beat-L, Vesuvio Cafe, Jack Brewer and Bazooka, Team Bukowski Black Sparrow Press, Downtown Lives! 1997, I'd Rather Be Reading Bukowski, and WWC.
Box 292: The Onyx Cafe, LACC Readathon 1990, 666 Princess of Hollywood, Kblt, No Fucking Way, White Trash Apocalypse, I Rocked With KLOS, Damaged Goods, Rip Griffin's, and Morrison.
box 168, box 194, box 211, box 212, box 213, box 214, box 215, box 216, box 217, box 218, box 219, box 220, box 221, box 222, box 223, box 224, box 225, box 226, box 227, box 228, box 229, box 230, box 231, box 245, box 256, box 262

Acting career materials

Scope and Content

Materials related to Griffin's acting career, which are organized chronologically, include materials on the Act Fast 5 strike, programs, photographs, contracts, press kits, clippings, scripts, posters, resumes, and audiovisual recordings.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

SERIES CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
SERIES CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
box 194, folder 8, box 168, folder 3-4, box 211, box 212, box 213, box 214, box 215, box 216, box 217, box 218, box 245, box 256, box 262

Files circa 1970s-2014

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Box 217: Seven CDs of Griffin's headshots.
Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Biography/History

Box 245: Glenn Dubose is Griffin's acting mentor and friend. Dubose was one of Griffin's teachers at Chabot College, Hayward, California (1976-1978). Griffin worked as Dubose's assistant during his second year at Chabot. Dubose directed Griffin in The Birds (Hoopoe), Gypsy (Cigar), and Candide (Candide).

Scope and Content

Box 168: Folder 3 contains two copies of The Chronicle which publicizes the musical Innocents Abroad. Folder 4 contains a black and white photo of Griffin with Tamara Morgan during a rehearsal for The Physicists at Chabot College, Hayward. Morgan played Nurse Monika and Griffin, Mobius.
Box 194: Posters for productions in which Griffin performed include Ladies In Retirement, Guys & Dolls , and Fiddler On The Roof.
Box 211: This box contains scripts, programs, clippings, binders of Griffin's work at Chabot College, and photographs of Griffin in Fiddler On The Roof and Guys & Dolls at Macon Little Theatre.
Box 212: This box contains contracts, programs and scripts such as No Scratch, Medea, Dying For It, and Innocents Abroad .
Box 213: This box contains Pale Rider and Let It Ride press kits, acting contracts, royalty records, and clippings.
Box 214: This box contains acting resumes and scripts for Alien Nation, Baywatch, Matlock, Red River Rats, Cool As Ice, and Secrets of the Luxor Pyramid "Timestorm." The Luxor files include a press kit, wrap party photos and ephemera, a Douglas Trumbull bio, and a black and white photo of Griffin on set which is signed by Trumbull. This box also contains photographs and a drawing of Griffin on the set of The Korean War in China and a poem Griffin wrote for the directors, cast and crew.
Box 215: This box contains an album of photographs from September-November 2000 when Griffin was the part of the first group of SAG actors to work in China for the China Central Television (CCTV) series The Korean War in which Griffin portrayed General Matthew B. Ridgway.
Box 216: This box contains correspondence, photos, scrapbooks and press releases related to Act Fast 5, a rank and file grass roots movement of working actors who conducted a rolling fast as a protest against the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the Association of American Advertising Agencies (AAAA). The action began on August 1, 2000 and included the following members: James Arone, S.A. Griffin, Peaches Johnson, Raymond O'Connor, and Jerri Zucchi.
Box 217: This box contains digital head shots; Euphrates scripts; and a Writers Guild of America, West Inc. certificate of registration for Griffin's American Garbage Head screenplay.
Box 218: This box contains scripts, flyers, copies of Griffin's filmographies, photographs from various productions such as Griffin as Marvin Gardens from Alien Nation, and headshots.
Box 245: Two mounted photographs of Griffin from Chabot College performances directed by Glenn Dubose. The first is Griffin as Candide and the second is Griffin as Hoopoe, King of the Birds in Aristophanes' The Birds (1977-1978).
Box 252: Mounted black and white photograph of Griffin as a bank robber in a short film early in his career (1985).
Box 256: One black and white ride film trilogy storyboard for the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, inscribed to Griffin by Director Douglas Trumbull (1993 February). This box also contains an Associated Chabot Thespians poster for Lovers and Other Strangers.
Box 262: Film posters from Griffin's career include the following: Cool As Ice, No More Baths, Red Velvet, and Vegas Vacation .
box 219, box 220, box 221, box 222, box 223, box 224, box 225, box 226, box 227, box 228, box 229, box 230, box 231

Audiovisual materials

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

THE FOLLOWING BOXES CONTAIN AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 219: Fourteen VHS tapes.
Box 220: Six U-matic tapes and two VHS tapes.
Box 221: Six U-matic tapes and one VHS tape.
Box 222: Eleven audio cassettes, three VHS tapes, one DVD and one 8-track cassette tape.
Box 223: Thirteen VHS tapes.
Box 224: Fourteen VHS tapes.
Box 225: Thirteen VHS tapes.
Box 226: Fourteen VHS tapes.
Box 227: Fourteen VHS tapes.
Box 228: Nine DVDs, four VHS tapes and two U-matic tapes.
Box 229: Thirteen VHS tapes and one 8 mm video tape.
Box 230: Six 16 mm film reels, five Betamax tapes, and one VHS tape.
Box 231: Five 8 mm film reels and four 16 mm film reels.

Scope and Content

Box 219-220: Tapes include Let It Ride, Matlock, Designing Women, and Twins.
Box 221-222: Tapes include Alcohol Awareness, Apple Thematic Campaign "Going to Work," Black Coffee, and radio spots.
Box 223-224: Tapes include Perry Mason, Take Willy With 'Ya, Schwepps 2000, Deadly Care, Melrose Place, and acting class.
Box 225-226: Tapes include commercials, Father Dowling Mysteries, and Las Vegas.
Box 227-228: Materials include Days of Our Lives, Matlock, Air, Act Fast 5 Screen Actors Guild, Innocents Abroad, Play Date, and Luxor.
Box 229-231: Tapes include No More Baths!, Pale Rider, S.A. Griffin Promo, Twins, Cool As Ice, Luxor, and Act Fast 5 Strike 2000.
box 114, box 168, box 191, box 193, box 194, box 233, box 234, box 235, box 236, box 237, box 238, box 239, box 240, box 241, box 242, box 243, box 244, box 245, box 246, box 247, box 248, box 249, box 250, box 251, box 252, box 254, box 255, box 256, box 257, box 258, box 259, box 260, box 261, box 262, box 264, box 265, box 266, box 267, box 268, box 269, box 270, box 271, box 272, box 273, box 274, box 275, box 276, box 277, box 278, box 279

Artwork

Scope and Content

Griffin's art collection, which is organized alphabetically by last name, features art in the form of collages, drawings, paintings, mail art, mixed media, and other formats by Griffin, Tony Scibella, Mark Cheka, Frank T. Rios, Charles Bukowski, Earl Newman, Aida Cynthia DeSantis, Tomata du Plenty, Steve Wilson, and other artists.
box 258

Ajamian, Edward 1980s

Scope and Content

This framed black and white photograph of the Brooklyn Bridge was a gift to Griffin from his friend, a regular at the Onyx.
box 268

Arno, Van 1993 July

Scope and Content

One framed painting of a tribal sacrifice.

Biography/History

Arno was a friend of Griffin and a regular at the Onyx.
box 114, folder 7, box 240

Ausgang, Anthony late 1990s

Biography/History

Ausgang was a good friend of Griffin and one of the Onyx Cafe regulars.

Scope and Content

Box 114: Limited edition signed full color print.
Box 240: Framed comic strip gifted to Griffin and signed by Ausgang (late 1990s).
box 246, folder 3, box 248, box 274

Bonebrake, Diana 2006, 2008, circa 2010

Scope and Content

Box 246: One small painting (circa 2010).
Box 248: These two paintings entitled Griffin's Blues were given to Griffin for his birthday (2008).
Box 274: This painting of blue skies and trees was used on the back cover of Griffin's book Numbskull Sutra (Rank Stranger Press, 2007).

Biography/History

Diana is the wife of DJ Bonebrake from the Los Angeles punk band X.
box 257

Bosveld, Jennifer 2005

Scope and Content

One To Choose color print which features a series of watercolors by David Chorlton and text by Bosveld. This piece is signed by both artists.

Biography/History

Jennifer Bosveld (1945-2014) was the publisher/editor of Pudding House Publications, known for their "Greatest Hits." After she published Griffin's Greatest Hits in 2007, they remained in communication. This piece was a gift from her. Bosveld also published numerous works by Mark Hartenbach's including "Confessions of An American Garbage Head" which is the source material for Griffin's screenplay "American Garbage Head."
box 114, folder 7, box 238

Branaman, Bob undated, 2007, 2010-2012

Biography/History

Branaman is an artist, filmmaker, and part of the Vortex Beat group, considered the last legitimate wave of Beats to migrate west to San Francisco. This group included Michael McClure, Bruce Conner, Charles Plymell, and Stan Brakhage. Branaman resides in Santa Monica and is the art curator for Beyond Baroque. Previously, he lived in San Francisco during the late 50s and early 60s, and then he migrated to Big Sur where he helped establish the Esalen Institute.

Scope and Content

Box 114: Four signed silkscreen prints, one painting, and a collage (undated).
Box 238: Eight signed silkscreen prints. Two of these are titled They Bounce and Bob & The Girls (undated, 2010). The other six silkscreens were produced for various shows at Beyond Baroque such as Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts Family Values X-Mass Party, Michael McClure's 80th Birthday, Kerouac, Waiting for Jack, Wanted, and Branaman's Art Show (2007, 2011, 2012).
box 248

Buckingham, David 2007

Biography/History

This piece was gifted to Griffin in 2010 when Buckingham was helping with The Poetry Bomb.

Scope and Content

This small metal piece entitled Teardrop is engraved to Griffin by Buckingham.
box 233, folder 1-2, box 255

Bukowski, Charles

Biography/History

Box 255: Artist and writer Linda King picked this piece up off Bukowski's floor when she lived in the same complex as him on Delongpre in Hollywood. Bukowski lived in #1 and she lived in #3. King was a major character in Bukowski's novel, Women, and in Taylor Hackford's documentary, Bukowski. More information may be found within King's provenance note attached to the back of the frame.

Scope and Content

Box 233: Two pen and ink drawings, one of which includes the following typed words: "It was nice to know that I wasn't alone in this world poems."
Box 255: One framed painting with letter of provenance attached to the back and signed by Linda King on October 18, 2011.
box 239

Callwood, Dennis Olanzo 2016 May 28 - June 25

Scope and Content

This "The World of Naked John" small poster is signed by John A. Mozzu (Naked John) Haphazard.
box 233, folder 4

Campanaro, Paddy

Scope and Content

This folder contains one color print of a three dimensional piece Campanaro made for a year when there was no World Series.
box 233, folder 2

Cano

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One Paintings by CANO CD.
Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
box 168, folder 5, box 244, box 245

Cheka, Mark 1956, 1958, 1966, 1968

Biography/History

Mark Cheka (1923-2004) was an artist, filmmaker, actor, and the first manager for Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. Cheka brought on Herb Cohen and together they managed the band during its early period. Cheka was part of the Venice West/Temple of Man collective and he married Stephie (Stephanie) Sacker (1941-2008) who was also Venice West/Temple of Man and a waitress at the original Ash Grove.

Scope and Content

Box 168: Three abstract ink drawings, one of which includes watercolor and collage (1966, 1968).
Box 244: One abstract painting on board (1958).
Box 245: Side Trip, an abstract painting on board (1956).
box 252

Cohen, Robert Carl 2006

Scope and Content

Two Impeach Bush posters.
box 233, folder 3

Collins, Cait 2001

Scope and Content

One color photo of Charles Bukowski's gravesite.
box 257

Conal, Robbie 1988, 2000

Scope and Content

This box contains two posters: "It Can't Happen Here" of George H.W. Bush and another of Abbie Hoffman for Steal This Movie.
box 249

Creative Thing 1990

Scope and Content

A framed International Mail Art Show poster signed by Creative Thing aka Leslia Caldera
box 258

Cronin, Mike 1995

Scope and Content

One painting of peppers by Griffin's friend, a regular at the Onyx.
box 193, folder 17

Dare, Michael 1986

Scope and Content

One color photograph of The Lost Tribe is signed by all members.
box 194, folder 4

Davis, Gayle

Scope and Content

Three drawings by Tony Scibella's wife, including two nudes of Scibella.
box 194, folder 7

deJure, Marcel 1993

Scope and Content

Original poster created for the opening of Griffin's video Act of Kindness .

Biography/History

Marcel deJure was a regular at the Onyx. He created this poster for Griffin's videofilm billed as "the first movie made esspressly for coffee house consumption." This performance features Griffin, Groovy Lovechild Lorraine Perrotta, Jeffoto, Channing Hansen, Eric Brown, and Rafael F.J. Alvarado feeding quarters into parking meters on a two block stretch of Hollywood Boulevard on April 15, 1993.
box 246, folder 2, box 251, box 247

DeSantis, Aida Cynthia undated, 1992, circa 1990s, early 1990s

Scope and Content

Box 246: One framed piece entitled Family Crest (undated).
Box 247: One framed piece entitled Black Cat with a Crazy Tail (1990s).
Box 251: This framed piece for Griffin includes the following inscription: "He was like a dog" (1992).
Box 276: All I Ever Wanted Is In Your Eyes assemblage (early 1990s).

Biography/History

Artist and photographer DeSantis or "Cindy Pop" (1958-2013) gifted these works to Griffin and created the art for Griffin's second book which he self-published on his small press imprint. DeSantis was a good friend and in residence at the Santa Monica 18th Street Arts Complex for sixteen years.
Box 251: This box contains the framed original art for the cover of Griffin's second book, Heaven Is One Long Naked Dance (Rose of Sharon Press, 1993).
box 233, folder 5

DKA-JoMo 2010 April

Scope and Content

One sheet of "S.A. Griffin & Lorraine" stamps.
box 243, folder 3-7, box 233, folder 6

du Plenty, Tomata 1999-2000

Biography/History

Tomata du Plenty (David Xavier Harrigan: 1948-2000) was the lead singer and founder of The Screamers in 1975, a seminal L.A. punk/electropunk band, considered one of the first. Tomata also contributed to (Sic) Vice & Verse , a periodical zine that Griffin co-edited and published.

Scope and Content

Box 233: One benefit flyer for (SIC) Vice & Verse and one Don't Bring Your Momma in here boy, We done Run Out of Priests painting (1999).
Box 243: A series of five watercolor and/or acrylic paintings: Anne, Charlotte + Emily Bronte, William Faulkner In Hollywood , Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jean Toomer, and Frank Sinatra (1999-2000).
box 233, folder 7

Durham, Mark

Scope and Content

Three black ink drawings, two of which are on napkins from the Onyx Cafe.
box 233, folder 8

Filipski, Jeff 1989

Scope and Content

One color print of sam & irene.
box 256, box 233, folder 9

Fish, John N. circa 1970s, 1971, 1972, 1977, 2000

Biography/History

John Fish (1946-2003) was part of the Venice West/Temple of Man group. Fish created many art works and covers for Black Ace, Croupier Press, Bowery, and Temple of Man publications (all Venice West/Temple of Man collectives). Fish created the illustrations for Stuart Z. Perkoff's Eat The Earth (Black Ace/Bowery, 1971), the cover for Stuart Z. Perkoff's Kowboy Pomes (Croupier Press, 1973), and the cover for Tony Scibella's Big Trees (Black Ace/Bowery, 1973). Fish's art may also be found in many of the Venice West/Temple of Man chapbooks and broadsides.

Scope and Content

Box 233: One cover for Tony Scibella's book Big Trees (Black Ace/Bowery, 1972); an original flyer for a reading at Black Ace Books in L.A. featuring Scibella and Frank T. Rios (1977); and a copy of a cartoon featuring James Ryan Morris, Scibella, Steve Wilson, and Stuart Z. Perkoff from their Denver days when they all ran the Ogden Bookstore. This cartoon was used in Black Ace 8, the Infinity Issue for Scibella.
Box 256: One signed Palette No. 3 print created in Denver (2000) and one color painting of Tony Scibella (1970s).
box 239

Folgar, Carlos 2011

Scope and Content

Two oversize black and white Free Foley flyers, one of which is for a reading at Ave 50 Studio featuring Griffin, Annette Cruz, Billy Burgos, and others.
box 252

Forbes, Alan 1997

Scope and Content

One gig poster for the Chrome Cranks, Lazy Cowgirls, and Murder City Devils at the Kilowatt in San Francisco.
box 168, folder 6

Gad, Simone 2003, 2005

Scope and Content

White Trash Courtesan Kelly Webb collage and painting created as an homage to Annie Sprinkle.
box 168, folder 7

Geebles, Nib 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009

Scope and Content

Four calendars illustrated by Nib Geebles (aka Gordon Henderson) with the following themes: Foxy Ladies, Rising Price of Pleasure , Deep Sea Adventure, and That Time Forgot.
box 243, folder 1-2

Gehman, Pleasant circa 1997-1999

Scope and Content

Two acrylic on board paintings: Velma + Roz and Wake Up.
box 240

Grego 2001

Scope and Content

A framed painting by the Texas Blues folk artist.
box 247, box 260

Griffin Jr., Robert Leroy 2010, 2012

Scope and Content

Box 247: This box contains two paintings on plywood. The first is of Natalie Wood and the second is of Dad, Robert Leroy Griffin, Sr. (2010).
Box 260: This box contains a painting on paper of three red birds, a blue sky, and a smiling sun (2012).

Biography/History

Robert (Rob) is one of Griffin's younger brothers. Robert is a twin to Griffin's sister Robin. Both siblings create art. Robert lives in Fresno, where he's lived nearly his entire adult life. Robin lives in Hayward, CA.
box 168, folder 8, box 114, folder 6, box 191, folder 2-3, box 194, folder 5, 8, box 233, folder 10-28, box 235, box 237, box 238, box 239, box 240, box 241, box 244, box 250, box 252, box 257, box 260, box 273

Griffin, S.A. 1971-1972, 1974, 1980s-2014

Biography/History

Box 237: Morrison was a major supporter of the arts in Los Angeles during her lifetime. She was close to performance artist John Fleck, LA Times dance critic Victoria Looseleaf, and many others.
Box 241: The following is Griffin's stream of consciousness description of some of the elements found within this piece: "Tony was born/died in October (riding horse #10). He was also an avid track guy/gambler. Black Ace represents Venice West/Temple of Man/The Lady/process. Idealized nude female/The Lady ... and Tony loved the women, so this image was really just for him. The couple getting married is a photo of Lorraine and I from our wedding which Tony officiated. One of Stuart Z. Perkoff's most well known poems, "Coop" was written for Gary Cooper as he was dying from cancer, a friend of Stuart's. George Washington, the father of our country is smoking weed, Tony smoked weed. Andy Warhol is peering thru along with a soup can above representing the Ferus Gallery/Wallace Berman. Tony was a veteran of the Korean War where he lost hearing in one ear working the cannons. Crowds of people from history on the left. "
Box 250: Griffin created this Presidential Campaign Sticker Head in 2005 out of leftover bumper stickers that he designed and printed in support of the Kerry-Edwards campaign of 2004. Griffin fashioned this sticker art birthday present for former Lost Tribe member and Carma Bum, Mike M. Mollett to resemble a "mud head" donned by members of a wandering tribe Mollett founded in 1988 called The Mudmen. Later they changed their name to The L.A. Mudmen and today they exist as The L.A. Mudpeople.
Box 252: Griffin created the Territory of Pointillist Mongrels poster using Mark Hartenbach's art for a show he produced and curated for Hartenbach at Beyond Baroque. According to Griffin, he "Jackson Pollacked" the Mike Kelly Art Gallery at Beyond Baroque with Richard Modiano and Danny Baker in preparation for this event.

Scope and Content

Box 114: Work includes pen and ink drawings such as S.A. Griffin's Twisted Cadillac and collage including the cover for The Fool, I Bow In Roadside Gravel , and Lady for Tony Scibella.
Box 168: This Season's Greetings collage features Eartha Kitty.
Box 191: Two separate mail art pieces. The first was mailed to Lorraine Perrotta at the Getty Center Library Serials Department soon after their first date on February 17, 1991. The second is a large envelope created for Perrotta and mailed to her in April of 1994.
Box 194: Folder 5 contains a banner for the Onyx Cafe founder John Leech's Memorial at Tribal Cafe. Folder 8 contains graphite, pastel and ink drawings including the Twisted Cadillac.
Box 233: Collages, Elmer Pud prints, drawings which include the Twisted Cadillac, and photographs which include the "I choose not to believe in war holy or not" billboard and the billboard in process.
Box 235: Two sticker art envelopes created by Griffin over a period of years to carry poetry to his gigs.
Box 237: Griffin spray painted this mannequin and gifted it to Barbara Morrison, a major supporter of Los Angeles art. Upon Morrison's request, the mannequin was returned to Griffin after her death (late 1990s).
Box 238: Better Angels poster for a poetry reading/opening for an art show Griffin produced/curated at Beyond Baroque for Diana Bonebrake. This poster is signed by all the participants including Diana's husband DJ Bonebrake (2008).
Box 239: PEACE banner created for John Leech's memorial at the Tribal Cafe (2009).
Box 240: Self portrait created with acrylic/oil on canvas while Griffin was stationed at Warner Robins Airforce Base and living in Macon, Georgia (1974).
Box 241: For Tony collage framed within an old booze mirror that Griffin found on the street. When Tony Scibella died, Griffin created this piece for him (2003).
Box 244: Framed Monster Says Yum To Bad Thinking Fluxist collage on canvas using stickers, covered in clear packing tape (1998).
Box 250: Presidential Campaign Sticker Head (2005).
Box 252: Three silkscreen posters created by Griffin. Two of these posters are for events at Castro Valley High School and one is for a production of Stop The World I Want To Get Off in Hayward, California (1971-1972). This box also contains two laminated pieces created for a ZtZu Gallery group show, one of which is entitled Elvis Is Dead (1983) and one Territory of Pointillist Mongrels poster (2013).
Box 257: One piece of art created with Lorraine Perrotta at Jack Micheline's memorial at Brown Bag Farms where they scattered his ashes in Petaluma (1998).
Box 260: This poster features a photograph of Tony Scibella by Sarge. This poster was created by Griffin for a Beyond Baroque show he produced for a screening of Mary Kerr's film Swinging In The Shadows.
Box 273: Zero Parade fluxist collage created with stickers and packing tape (2001).
box 168, folder 9

Griffin, Spencer Lane 1992, 1997

Scope and Content

Three ink and colored pencil works by Griffin's son when he was a child, including a father's day cake recipe which includes ingredients such as one million french fries, ten cans of cat food, and a half a cup of sand.
box 233, folder 29

Gronk 1992

Scope and Content

Two Table Napkin Calendars which feature a selection of work from the Onyx/Sequel 1991 Napkin Art Competition judged by Gronk. The unsigned calendar is one of the first ten printed and the other is signed by artists. This calendar's cover and the month of June are signed by Asco artist Glugio Gronk Nicandro.
box 233, folder 30

Hartenbach, Mark 2011, 2013

Scope and Content

This folder contains drawings and collages.
box 249

Hasekian, Harry 1992

Scope and Content

This painting was created in 1992 and sold to Griffin on September 14, 2009.

Biography/History

Harry Hasekian (1954-2009) was a regular at the Hothouse Coffeehouse in the Valley and at the Onyx Cafe. A friend of Griffin, S.A. bought this piece from him with some of his early Screen Actors Guild (SAG) retirement money. At the time of purchase, Hasekian was living at his father's house, which was being sold or possibly foreclosed upon. Hasekian was depressed at the time because he was on the verge of homelessness. Griffin found out years later that Hasekian committed suicide within a few months of selling him this piece.
box 193, folder 17

Hopkins, Jesse 1992, 2001

Scope and Content

This folder contains three black and white photos of Beat Night at the Onyx Cafe and one black and white photo of Griffin and Elaine Smith in his 1959 Cadillac Farther outside the Psychobabble parking lot.
box 257, box 193, folder 16, box 233, folder 31, box 246, folder 8

Howard, Justice 1998

Scope and Content

Box 193: This folder contains one black and white Femme Fatale calendar signed by Howard and a black and white still photograph of a woman in fish nets and high heels.
Box 233: This folder contains one color photo signed to Griffin by Howard and a flyer for her photography.
Box 246: Five Justice Howard black and white portraits of Griffin and Howard Photographs by Howard with Howard shots assisted by Griffin (1989).
Box 257: This color poster of Howard on a motorcycle is inscribed to Griffin.

Biography/History

Justice Howard was a good friend of Griffin's in the late 80s/early 90s when she was making her living primarily as a writer. Howard was a model for numerous skin and biker mags. She co-wrote a chapbook with Griffin entitled Without Skin (1989). Later, Howard established herself as a professional photographer.
box 234, folder 1

Hyatt, Michael 1983

Scope and Content

The 1984 Calendar of Olympic Games, Music & Orwellian Dates by Hyatt, Exene Cervenka and 53 Mail Artists From Around The World.
box 269

Icarus 1999

Scope and Content

This painting of freeways and palm trees was framed by the artist.

Biography/History

This work was commissioned for Griffin's 45th birthday. Icarus was one of the Onyx regulars who still lives above where the Onyx used to exist.
box 271

Ingala, Rocco 1998

Biography/History

Ingala owns and operates Angel City Books in Venice. He named this work after a poem of Griffin's, which he printed in an issue of Insomnia. Ingala published and edited this periodical during the 1990s when he had Insomnia Books in Whittier.

Scope and Content

One framed abstract oil on canvas painting entitled Love Came Home Late Last Night And Fell Asleep In Front of The Television .
box 257

James, Rich 1998

Scope and Content

Photographic poster entitled El Nino Hits the Ocean Beach Pier .

Biography/History

Photograph/poster by Griffin's cousin. The James Gang are his cousins who moved to Ocean Beach in the 1970s to establish a silkscreen/T-shirt business. They printed all the T-shirts for The Carma Bums, levyfest and 2010: A Beyond Baroque Odyssey. After the crash of 2008 they had to sell their business.
box 248, box 266, box 193, folder 17

Jeffoto 1991, 1995

Biography/History

Box 266: Griffin lived at 2053 N. Vermont Ave. between 1990-1999 just up the hill from the Onyx Cafe. He had beads on the door between the kitchen and dining room. Jeffoto came to Los Angeles with Barnum and a few others from Massachusetts to go on the 1991 No Girlfriends Tour of Words.

Scope and Content

Box 193: Four black and white photos from The Carma Bums 1991 Nowhere Tour of Words, the great bus debacle and eight color photos from the 1995 White Trash Apocalypse Words On Wheels Tour.
Box 248: Framed color photograph of Pleasant Gehman for the cover of her book, Princess of Hollywood.
Box 266: Framed Billy Barnum in S.A.'s Los Feliz Apartment black and white photograph (1991).
box 252, box 254

Kara, VinZula 1993, 1994 February 11

Scope and Content

Box 252: This Cupid's Aim Izz True painting was a gift from the artist to Griffin (1994 February).
Box 254: Framed painting entitled In The Wee Hour 3:00 in the Morning After Hours (1994).

Biography/History

VinZula Kara is a Los Angeles artist, musician and DJ who was also a regular at The Onyx.
box 235

Kesey, Ken 1992

Scope and Content

Two Further On! virtual reality calendars signed by Kesey.
box 259

Lande, Stacy early 1990s

Scope and Content

One framed painting of Griffin as Harry T. Weasel from A Soul Stands Up .

Biography/History

Artist Stacy Lande was a barrista and regular at The Onyx Cafe. Her painting of Griffin is based on Harry T. Weasel, a character he played in A Soul Stands Up by Tomas Bliss at L.A.C.E. Lande was one of the actresses in the play. Other performers included Ron Athey, Goddess Bunny and Kari French. A Soul Stands Up was a play about an armless, legless girl (Tomas) who dreams of being a dancer. Griffin also officiated at Lande's wedding.
box 238

La Ponsie, Steve 1988

Scope and Content

Screen prints of bacon, eggs, coffee and toast.

Biography/History

La Ponsie was an artist and regular at the Onyx cafe. He gifted this piece to Griffin who knew him since the 1980s when he was living in Orange County.
box 234, folder 2

Livingston, Bill

Scope and Content

One black and white signed print of The Happy Goat .
box 234, folder 3-5, box 168, folder 10

mail art

Biography/History

Griffin's mail art logo started out as an "X" with "SA/DA/DA/DA" since he lifted it from Kurt Schwitters' Merz magazine and his "X" with "DA/DA/DA/DA" when Griffin was deeply involved in the mail art community during the early 1990s. Griffin's logo morphed into "SA/LA/DA/DA" by the mid to late 1990s, and ultimately into "SA/LA/LA/LA." The present incarnation of the logo is on one of the fins of the Poetry Bomb as a tribute to Dada and its influence on whatever it is Griffin thinks he is doing. Additionally, this "SA/LA/LA/LA" logo was used by UCLA Library Special Collections as the bookplate graphic for Griffin's collection of monographs, chapbooks, and broadsides.

Scope and Content

Box 168: This folder contains mail art created by many artists including Creative Thing, Skooter (aka Neal Taylor), ZTZU, and L.Alien.
Box 234: These folders contains mail art from Salamanca, Spain sent to Griffin requesting Schwitters' stickers, Griffin's plates for Richard Meade's Data File publication, and Griffin's Kurt Schwitters SA LA DA DA stamps and stickers.
box 238

Martinez, Edward

Scope and Content

A painting of Martinez's partner, Leonard Silva.

Biography/History

Martinez was Griffin's best friend at Castro Valley High School. Together, they created and silkscreened all the posters for school events between 1971-72.
box 256

Mayorga, Steven J. 2012

Scope and Content

"Blind Justice" Bukowski Sexiest Man Alive! signed print 1/30.
box 247

McCullough, J.W. 1993

Scope and Content

One framed collage entitled Won't Stop Til We Lick It (1993).

Biography/History

J.W. (John William) McCullough (1948-1994), a Vietnam Army veteran, was a performance artist, poet and artist from Pennsylvania. He was directed to Griffin via Denver and the Venice West/Temple of Man connection: Ed Ward. J.W. spent the last few years of his life in Los Angeles. The 1994 Northridge earthquake activated McCullough's Post Traumatic Stress Disorder during which, he went on a binger and was found dead February 24, 1994. During McCullough's life, Griffin published some of his poems in (Sic) Vice & Verse broadsides and after his death he published 12 Kisses To The Universe (Rose of Sharon Press, 1994), an anthology/tribute by poets from Los Angeles, Colorado and Pennsylvania who knew the late artist.
box 168, folder 10, box 234, folder 6, box 238, box 260, box 275

Metz, Louis 1992-1994, 2001, 2010

Biography/History

Box 238: This weekend long relaunch for Beyond Baroque was produced by S.A. Griffin and Rafael FJ Alvarado. The weekend included a marathon reading and panel moderated by S.A. Griffin which included Wanda Coleman, Harry Northup, Bill Mohr, and Beyond Baroque founder George Drury Smith.
Box 260: This black and white piece was used as the cover art for the first issue of (Sic) Vice & Verse when it went from broadside to periodical. The color painting was used as the cover for Griffin's book Unborn Again (2001, Phony Lid Press).

Scope and Content

Box 168: Two copies of the "A Nuclear Family" artwork designed by Metz for Griffin's Unborn Again cover.
Box 234: Black and white photocopies of Metz's comix and a color photo copy of the art for Unborn Again.
Box 238: Poster for 2010: A Beyond Baroque Odyssey. Poster is signed by the artists and many of the poets and panelists.
Box 260: "A Nuclear Family" study for the larger color piece of the same name (1992).
Box 275: "A Nuclear Family" color painting signed by Metz and dated March 6, 1994.
box 246, folder 5

Micheline, Jack circa 1990s

Scope and Content

One small framed painting (circa 1990s).

Biography/History

Jack Micheline (1929-1998) was born in New York as Harold Martin Silver. Micheline was a Beat poet and artist from San Francisco. His first book River of Red Wine and Other Poems (1958) included an introduction by Jack Kerouac. Griffin produced shows for Micheline in Los Angeles the during the last years of his life. Micheline's death was the inspiration for what would become The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Thunders Mouth, 1999), co-edited by Griffin.
box 277

Mollett, Mike M. mid 1980s

Scope and Content

One "Reagan X" piece from a series Mollett created using liquitex acrylic with multiple xerox prints on paper on cotton canvas. This work is gray, black and white with a pale yellow Reagan "X" through the middle.

Biography/History

This work hung in Griffin's apartment at 2053 N. Vermont Ave. #8 from 1990-1999.
box 239

Montano, Randy 2010

Scope and Content

Banner created for Griffin's Poetry Bomb Couch Surfing Across America Tour of Words 2010.

Biography/History

Montano was part of the Nadeau/ Rats with Keys group.
box 193, folder 17

Montfort, Michael

Scope and Content

One black and white photograph of Charles Bukowski driving.
box 278, box 279

Newman, Earl 1960, 1963

Scope and Content

Box 278: Framed Venice West Cafe silkscreen. This piece features the inside of the cafe and its community. It includes the cafe's address and hours: #7 Dudley Ave., Venice, Ca. from dusk to dawn every nite. This original print is signed and dated by Newman (1963).
Box 279: Framed The Gas House silkscreen. This black, red and white print features the building's exterior columns and the following text: Gas House, Venice, California, Blue Horn Jazz, Venice West Coffee House, Galerie Nico, The Icon, Gallery, Venice and Pottery by ISH (1960). It is signed by Newman and numbered 23/50.

Biography/History

The Gas House was a gift from Griffin's friend writer, Brian Chidester who received it from Newman. Griffin purchased the Venice West Cafe (1963) print from eBay.
box 234, folder 7

Olmstead, Marc 2012

Scope and Content

One signed print of Jack Kerouac from the Poetry Festival Santa Cruz, February 12, 2012.
box 252, box 234, folder 8

O'Neill, Dan undated, 2010 February

Biography/History

O'Neill created Air Pirates Funnies (1971) in which he positioned Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse in various sexual positions performing sex acts. He was sued for pornography for this work, went to court, won and settled for court costs while agreeing to cease use of these characters. After this lawsuit, he created Mouse Liberation Front (MLF) which still exists today. Additionally, O'Neill works with the Mitchell Brothers in San Francisco and created Odd Bodkins, a nationally syndicated cartoon which he continues to produce.

Scope and Content

Box 234: One Mouse Liberation Front (MLF) ink drawing.
Box 252: One piece of original art for the Poetry Bomb project (2010).
box 244, folder 1-2, box 262, box 234, folder 9

Onyx Cafe 1990, 1992, 1998

Scope and Content

Box 234: This box contains works from Onyx regulars such as photographs by Hank T. Ripper, napkin art by VinZula Kara, an ink drawing by Victor Balough, photographs by Paul Posadas, and an original Andy Takakjian flyer for the This Cat Eats Everything spoken word event hosted by Griffin with Scott Wannberg, Ellyn Maybe and Jack Micheline.
Box 244: Two signs from the Onyx Cafe's original location on Sunset Place next to the Vista Theatre (1980s, 1988). One sign is John Leech's call for artists and the other is the May 24 closure sign which requests that patrons add names to the cafe's mailing list. Additionally, this box also contains a promotional sign created by Andy Takakjian (folder 3, mid 1990s).
Box 262: Poster from the Favio Castan exhibition at the Onyx gallery (circa 1998).
box 252

Patchen, Kenneth 1965

Scope and Content

One poster designed by Patchen for his paintings exhibition at the Glade Gallery in New Orleans.
box 247

Perrick, Michael 2000 September

Scope and Content

One framed Wedding Collage.

Biography/History

This piece was a marriage present gifted to Griffin by his friend, Perrick, an actor, artist, performance artist, and member (Crimebo the Crime Clown) of the Los Angeles Cacophony Society.
box 194, folder 6, box 257

Perrotta, Lorraine 1973, 1998

Scope and Content

194: One original linoleum block silkscreen executed at South River High School, New Jersey.
257: One piece of art created with S.A. Griffin at Jack Micheline's memorial at Brown Bag Farms where they scattered his ashes in Petaluma.
box 194, folder 3

Pettibon, Raymond

Scope and Content

One black and white Club Gidget flyer for a gig at The Shamrock, 4600 Hollywood Boulevard.
box 191, folder 5

Prina, Stephen 1986 November 16

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Ten 7 inch 45 rpm records singles.
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Scope and Content

Prina's work consists of a copy of Billboard Magazine, a list of the top ten Billboard Hot 100 Singles for the week ending November 22, 1986, and a 7 inch 45 rpm record single for each song. The issue of Billboard and the records are embossed with a SJP stamp which reads "From the Library of Stephen Prina."
box 234, folder 10

Ravenswood, Linda

Scope and Content

One signed photocopy of an ink drawing.
box 235, box 114, folder 7

Rios, Frank T.

Scope and Content

Box 114: One collage by Rios.
Box 234: Collage inscribed to Griffin, "Thank God there are enough words. Love, Frankie."
box 193, folder 17

Ripper, Hank T. 2003

Scope and Content

One black and white photograph entitled Vice of a woman in fish nets smoking and drinking coffee on the curb.
box 234, folder 11

Roberts, Bill 1987

Scope and Content

One postcard entitled Henry Denander: "Scureza" designed and letterpress printed by Roberts in Dover, Delaware.
box 236

Russell, Emu 1979

Scope and Content

One desert landscape oil painting which Russell donated to Hollywood's oldest show business group, the Masquers Club. Griffin retrieved this piece from the club as it was being torn down.
box 234, folder 12

Sandoval, Cris

Scope and Content

One black and white photograph of Mauro Werneck Monteiro's poem "Oh Mother, Oh Earth" painted on the window of a tattoo parlor.
box 234, folder 13, box 193, folder 17

Savage, Mark 1997, 2002

Scope and Content

Box 193: One color photograph of hundreds of poets in front of Beyond Baroque for Savage's Souls & Passions, Portraits of Los Angles Poets exhibition.
Box 234: Nine photographs of Griffin, many of which are signed by Savage, and one CD-R of digital images.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Box 234: One CD-R.
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box 234, folder 14

Schuster, Carl 2004 Xmas

Scope and Content

Still from an Xmas Eve video by Griffin's friend Carl who is sobbing. The still captures a man lying dead in the middle of the street from a gang hit in Los Feliz, one block west of Vermont between Franklin and Hollywood. Griffin's words provide description on the back of the still.
box 234, folder 15

Schwartz, Steven Jay 1991 October

Scope and Content

One color photograph, two negatives, and a slide of Griffin in airbrush psychedelic face paint. As a performance, Griffin wore the paint all day to gauge what sort of response he would get and, according to him, it generally brightened people's days.
box 114, folder 7, box 234, folder 16-18, box 246, folder 4, 6, 7, box 248, box 258, box 265

Scibella, Tony 1958, 1975, 1980, 1982, 1999-2000

Biography/History

Poet and artist Tony Scibella (1932-2003) along with poet/artists Stuart Z. Perkoff and Frank T. Rios were the three poet/progenitors who helped establish the Venice West scene. Scibella helped Perkoff open the Venice West Cafe painting the word "expresso" on the front glass instead of "espresso." Scibella was a close friend and mentor to Griffin. On September 9, 2000, Scibella officiated Griffin's wedding to Lorraine Perrotta next to the Griffith Park merry-go-round. A bookman of the old school, Scibella helped establish Ogden Bookstore and Kugleman & Bent Books in Denver and Black Ace Books in Los Angeles. Scibella published and edited the first editions of the Black Ace anthologies.
Box 248: This piece was a gift to Griffin from Ray Hoffman (Majestic Litho) who printed Black Ace 8. Hoffman printed many editions of Black Ace an was an old friend of Scibella's. Griffin published Black Ace 8 with Marsha Getzler and John Macker.
Box 258: This collage was a gift from Tony in 1998 after Griffin completed work on The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. This piece is part of a series of collages that Scibella created using nudes from skin magazines. He had a show for the finished work downtown at the Victor Clothing Building, the historic site of Kent Twitchell's The Bride and Groom mural.
Box 265: This piece was a gift to musician Fred Katz, a jazz musician/composer who wrote the soundtrack for Bucket of Blood. Griffin won this on eBay and drove to Orange County to pick it up late one night toward the end of Katz's life when he was divesting himself of property. There is a Venice trolley token embedded in the piece.

Scope and Content

Box 114: One signed Jack Dragna collage.
Box 234: A western themed collage created on the inside of a Black Ace Book 3 cover, It's Odds On That I Will Go To The Track Forever collage, a signed D-Day collage, and a Sunday Here: No Poems Today/ collage.
Box 246, Folder 4: Framed untitled collage with the following text: "Life is a Bargain. What Ever the Price. Pay it" (2000).
Box 246, Folder 6: Collage (circa 1959-1962). The back of the collage is cardboard addressed to Sam Scibella 113 Vista, Venice, California.
Box 246, Folder 7: Abstract art in black crayon on cardboard, signed (1965).
Box 248: Framed watercolor entitled "So We Come To The End Of The Journey" (1975).
Box 258: Framed "Whole Wheat Sponge" collage of naked ladies inscribed to Griffin (1982). Also in Box 258 are five color facsimiles of paintings and collages by Tony Scibella. Possible titles of these include: I am The Loser (1998); Simone #6 (1999); Wonderly (1999); it's odds on that u lose...I will go to the track forever (1999); Don't Forget, Don't Ever Forget (1999).
Box 265: This framed painting signed by Scibella includes the following inscription on the back: "Peace, Peace (We Too Shall Rest) SZP For Fred A Prince Of Peace (1958 April).
box 191, folder 4

Scibella, William 2004

Scope and Content

This collage was created for Griffin's 50th birthday by Tony Scibella's son Billy.
box 264

Sexton, Karen 1992

Scope and Content

Pastel and tempura painting on paper created by for the book release party at 18th Street Complex in Santa Monica for Griffin's Heaven Is One Long Naked Dance (Rose of Sharon Press, 1993).
box 234, folder 19-21, box 261

(SIC) 1995

Scope and Content

Box 234: These folders contain art work for Griffin's (SIC) Vice & Verse publication by the following artists: Louis Metz, Mark Durham, Andy Takakjian, Anthony Ausgang, Victor Balough, Vinzula Kara, Marcel DeJure, Guy Pohlman, and Jim Caron. Folder 19 includes Durham's original art work for America and AIDS Poems by Blakeslee Stevens and his flyer for the Unghh erotic performance show Griffin produced at the Onyx. Folder 21 includes labels for Griffin's (SIC) Beer, The Poet's Choice.
Box 261: Six pack of (SIC) Beer. The label art is by Andy Takajian. Griffin soaked the labels off of Fat Weasel beers and then pasted Takakjian's on the bottles (1995).
box 234, folder 22

Sinister, Bucky

Scope and Content

Black and white photograph of Sinister's "Cockroach Karma" written in chalk on a sidewalk off Belmont Avenue.
box 193, folder 17

Smith, Christopher

Scope and Content

One black and white photograph of Jack Kerouac's gravesite.
box 234, folder 23

Snyder, Marc 2003

Scope and Content

This orginal linocut was included in "Bottle #1", a collection of broadsides produced by Bottle of Smoke Press. All of the poets in the collection are depicted in the print. In order they are David Barker, Anne Menebroker, Bradley Mason Hamlin, Dan Fante, A. D. Winans, Neeli Cherkovski, Henry Denander, Gerald Locklin, Charles Plymell, Michael Madsen, S. A. Griffin, and Gary Aposhian. Bill Roberts, the editor and owner of Bottle of Smoke Press, and Marc Snyder appear on the bottom row.
box 257

Spiegelman, Lon 1980s

Scope and Content

One fluxist art window shade.

Biography/History

This was a gift from Griffin's friend Lon Spiegelman (1941-2002). He was an American mail artist, fluxist, and networker known for his view of mail art as a non-commercial art unable to be bought or sold. Involved in mail art since the late 1970s, Spiegelman was the editor and publisher of Spiegelman's Mail Art Rag , as well as a guest editor for Judith A. Hoffberg's Umbrella.
box 262

Stevens, Blakeslee circa 1990s

Scope and Content

Art by Stevens that Griffin used in his chapbook American And A.I.D.S. Poems which Griffin edited and published on his Rose of Sharon imprint in 1995.
box 267

Stone, Sasha early 1990s

Scope and Content

One untitled painting on canvas.
box 234, folder 24, box 244, folder 3

Takakjian, Andy 1995, circa mid 1990s

Scope and Content

Box 234: One black and white copy of his Idaho PUD cartoon strip (1995).
Box 244: One black and white promotional sign created for the Onyx Cafe (mid 1990s).
box 234, folder 25, box 241, box 252, box 272

Taylor, Neal 1987, 1990, 1996 March, 2011-2012

Biography/History

Taylor (Skooter) is an artist who works in various mediums including mail art. Taylor is also a performance artist who was on the road with The Carma Bums for both tours in 1991. He is a good friend of Griffin and Mike M. Mollett. Additionally, Taylor was one of the original L.A. Mudpeople and created the ZtZu Gallery in downtown Los Angeles with Mollett.

Scope and Content

Box 234: This folder contains three pieces by Taylor aka Skooter which include Grace at the DMZ, a painting, and the Ronald Reagan, Bob Marley, Skooter February 6th Birthday Commemorative Stamp sheet (1987, 2012).
Box 241: The Poet Is Dead ... Long Live The Poet... commemorative art for Scott Wannberg (2011).
Box 252: Happy Jack piece created for Jack Kerouac's Birthday Party (1996 March).
Box 257: Good neon Jesus silkscreen signed by Skooter.
Box 272: This Watch Dog, Guard Dog painting was a wedding gift to Griffin and Perrotta.
box 234, folder 26

Thursby, James 1970

Scope and Content

Encounter exhibition folder of NOW DRAWINGS printed by Bowery Press in a limited edition of 500 copies.
box 234, folder 27

Tunick, Spencer

Scope and Content

One black and white photograph of a naked demonstration of which Griffin was a participant.
box 235

Villard, J.J.

Scope and Content

I Call It Midnight Snack painting inscribed to Griffin by artist/filmmaker J.J. Villard.
box 251, box 256

Ward, Ed and Marcia 2001 June 17, circa 2010

Scope and Content

Box 251: Framed flyer for an art show and poetry reading at the Mercury Cafe in Denver, Colorado. The poster features a photograph by Marcia and is signed by Tony Scibella, Frank T. Rios, Steve Wilson, Ed and Marcia Ward, John Macker, and Brenda Jones (2001).
Box 256: This ink on paper color drawing was a gift from Ed Ward (circa 2010).

Biography/History

Ed Ward is a friend of Griffin and a key figure from Denver as part of the Venice West/Temple of Man group. Ward was also close to Tony Scibella and Steve Wilson and published Scibella's book The Kid In America. These were printed and assembled by Ward.
Box 251: This Passion Production event brought Venice West/Black Ace Los Angeles together with Venice West/Black Ace Denver. Griffin joined Macker and Rios as the billed poets.
box 242

Ward, Gary 2008

Scope and Content

A framed colored pencil drawing of a skull entitled Jack Kerouac .
box 252

Weidman, David 1967

Scope and Content

One National Dear Olde School Week poster by Los Angeles artist David Weidman (1921-2014).
box 238, box 114, folder 7, box 234, folder 28

White, Aaron undated, 2009

Biography/History

This art piece was a gift from Aaron, who is a good friend of Griffin. Aaron is a working artist closely associated with the San Pedro punk scene but who presently lives and works in Denver. Aaron contributed to a number of editions of the Black Ace anthologies. Aaron White is Saul White's son.
Saul White (1932-2003) attended Fairfax High School and was one of the original Venice Beats. Saul White was a jazz poet who was invited to read with Kenneth Rexroth and Kenneth Patchen in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. He moved to New York in 1958 where he was mentored by Willem de Kooning. Griffin was a friend of Saul's during the last few years of White's life and read Saul's poetry at the art show/memorial for Saul at the San Jose Museum of Art in 2003.

Scope and Content

Box 114: Signed drawings by White which include As a Young Boy I Masterbated Daily to Deborah Harry!
Box 233: One Caras De Familia collage.
Box 238: One painting (2009).
box 247

White, Michele 2010

Scope and Content

One framed untitled collage.

Biography/History

Michele White is Aaron White's mother and Saul White's ex-wife. She was living with and "married" to Steve Wilson when he passed away.
box 270

White, Saul 1981

Scope and Content

One framed abstract painting entitled Indian Country .
box 194, folder 7

Wilson, Blair 1992

Scope and Content

Original art for The Carma Bums 1992 Lost Tour of Words poster.
box 252, box 257

Wilson, S. Clay 1995

Scope and Content

Box 252: One original full color print with an inscription by the artist.
Box 257: Full color Pussy King of the Pirates poster signed by Wilson and Kathy Acker.

Biography/History

Wilson was part of the Vortex Beat. He moved to San Franciso in 1968 and first work first appeared in Grist #7 edited and published by John Fowler. Wilson was involved with Zap Comix beginning with issue #2.
box 114, folder 7, box 234, folder 29, box 249, box 260

Wilson, Steve 1998-1999

Scope and Content

Box 114: Signed collages by Wilson (1998).
Box 234: The Slower You Put Them Together The Slower They Fall Apart collage (1998).
Box 249: One signed mixed media collage (1999).
Box 260: Art In America collage inscribed on the back to Griffin (1998).

Biography/History

Steve Wilson (1945-2013) was one of the Venice West/Temple of Man crew and a friend of Griffin. Artist and poet, Wilson was a master abstract expressionist and collagist. He was a major figure and mentored many. Wilson was making art and writing in his journals daily almost up until the moment he passed.
box 114, folder 7

Winters, J. 2003

Scope and Content

A portrait of Vaginal Davis.
box 114, folder 7

Wojczuk, Michael 1995

Scope and Content

A drawing of Griffin performing at Penny Lane in Boulder, Colorado while on the White Trash Apocalypse Tour of Words.
box 168, folder 12

Wright, F.N.

Scope and Content

One watercolor collage for The Book of Jack, edited by Scot Young.
box 194, box 235, box 293, box 294, box 295, box 296, box 297, box 298, box 299, box 300, box 301, box 302, box 303, box 304, box 305, box 306, box 307, box 308, box 309, box 310, box 311, box 312, box 313, box 314, box 315, box 316, box 317, box 318, box 319, box 320, box 321, box 322, box 323, box 324, box 325, box 326, box 327, box 328, box 329

Scott Wannberg papers circa 1969-2014

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

SERIES CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
SERIES CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Biography/History

Scott Wannberg (February 20, 1953 – August 19, 2011) was a poet, performer, and bookseller. Wannberg studied creative writing at San Francisco State University and received his Master's in 1977. From 1989 to 2009 he performed and toured with The Carma Bums. Wannberg, who had a deep knowledge of film history, used longhand to create extensive lists of films and actors, and acted in several movies. For 23 years, Wannberg worked at Dutton's Bookstore in Brentwood, where he had a local following. In 2008, when Dutton's closed, Wannberg moved to Oregon. Beyond Baroque honored the life and work of Wannberg through the dedication of its bookstore as the Scott Wannberg Memorial Bookstore and Poetry Lounge in February 2012.

Scope and Content

The papers of Scott Wannberg were bequeathed to Griffin and include his manuscript writings and book collection, his correspondence, artwork, and memorabilia.
box 293, box 294, box 295, box 296, box 297, box 298, box 299, box 300, box 301, box 302, box 303

Writings by Wannberg

Scope and Content

Writings by Wannberg include published and unpublished manuscripts, which are organized chronologically; monographs by Wannberg, which are organized chronologically; and serials featuring Wannberg's work, which are organized by title of publication.
box 293, box 294, box 295, box 296, box 297

Manuscripts 1987-2010

Scope and Content

Box 293: Poems include "Scarecrow," "The Ride Out for Love," "Burning Language," and "Bucketful of Yes." Folders 1 and 4 include art and addresses.
Box 294: Poems include "The World Talks In Strange Tongues," "Long Live My Beautiful City," "The End of It Again," and "There's This War."
Box 295: Poems include "The Language of Mutes," "The Music Sometimes Stops," "Done in by too much Done Gone," and "End of Day Rap."
Box 296: Poems include "The Ongoing Story," "Dreams," "What I'm Afraid Of (Scott)" "The Summer Dresses," "Wonder," and "Lesser Saints." Folder 7 contains a humorous "Things To Do Today" list and folders 9 and 13 contain poems for Griffin and Perrotta, including "Bukowski Would Never Kiss A Man" for S.A.'s 40th birthday.
Box 297: Poems include "All Night Vulnerable," "I Heard These Sounds," "What Charlie Parker Said," "The end of the aisle," and "today's weather..." This box also contains Wannberg's notebooks, notepads, giveaway poems, art work, scripts, film lists, cast lists, short stories, and plays. Folders 12 and 13 feature his writing with The Carma Bums. Folder 17 contains two lists compiled by S.A. Griffin: Scott Wannberg Master List Previously Published Books and Titles and Scott Wannberg Master List of Previously Published Poems.
box 298, box 299, box 300

Monographs

Scope and Content

Wannberg's monographs may be found in boxes 298-300.
Books from Scott Wannberg's library that were originally donated with the S.A. Griffin papers have been individually cataloged in the UCLA Library online catalog. Records for these items may be found by searching the Special Coll/Archive SPAC "SALA" using the Advanced search tab in the Library catalog, or keyword searching "Books from the Library of S.A. Griffin."
box 301, box 302, box 303

Serials

Scope and Content

Serials featuring Wannberg's writing, which are alphabetized by title, are comprised of poetry and punk related journals, zines and magazines, including Birthstone, Fuck This Shit, Momentum, Ouija Madness , Sabado Gigante, Tower 11, and URTHKIN.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

SERIES CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
box 301, folder 1

Arshile, no. 3. Los Angeles. 1994

Scope and Contents

"Muse River," "Unease," and "Make It Up (As You Go)" appear in this issue.
box 301, folder 2

Aversion, no. 3. Chatsworth. 1986 May

Scope and Contents

"Selfish Man" appears in this issue.
box 301, folder 2

Aversion, no. 6. Chatsworth. 1986 Fall/Winter

Scope and Contents

"They Got" appears in this issue.
box 301, folder 3

Beyond Baroque Magazine, v. 26, no. 2. 2004

Scope and Contents

"Emily Dickinson In Iraq" appears in this issue.
box 301, folder 4

Beyond Baroque Dinner Program. Venice. 2014 April 6

Scope and Contents

This 4th Annual George Drury Smith Awards Dinner program features Wannberg's "when dancing became legal."
box 301, folder 5

Birthstone, no. 4. San Francisco. 1978

Scope and Contents

"Cocktail Hour" appears in this issue.
box 301, folder 6

blue satellite, v. 2, no. 1. Venice. 1995 September

Scope and Contents

"Iguana" and "63" appear in this issue.
box 301, folder 6

Blue Satellite, v. 5, no. 1. Burbank. 1998 September

Scope and Contents

"No Contract" appears in this issue.
box 301, folder 6

Blue Satellite, v. 5, no. 2. Burbank. 1999 February

Scope and Contents

"Scarecrow" appears in this issue.
box 301, folder 7

Caffeine, no. 5. Woodland Hills. 1993

Scope and Contents

"The Burden" appears in this issue.
box 301, folder 8

Country Connections, v. 3, no. 2. Mt. Pines. 1994 April

Scope and Contents

"I Think The Movie We Are In Will End Soon" appears in this issue.
box 301, folder 9

Desert Shovel Review, v. 1, no. 1. Santa Fe. 2006

Scope and Contents

"Heads of State" appears in this issue.
box 301, folder 10

Dufus! San Pedro. 1998

Scope and Contents

"The Craft of Writing" appears in this issue.
box 301, folder 11

Found & Lost Magascene, v. 1, no. 0. circa 2010

Scope and Contents

"Loosen Up" appears in this issue.
box 301, folder 12

Fuck This Shit. Los Angeles. 1996

Scope and Contents

"Long Time In Which You Can Bleed" appears in this issue.
box 301, folder 13

Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, v. 16, no.1. San Francisco. 1997

Scope and Contents

"Guardian Angel To Dogs" appears in this issue.
box 301, folder 14

High Performance #38, v. 10, no. 2. Los Angeles. 1987

Scope and Contents

This magazine includes the article, "L.A.'s Poet Innovators: Voices From the New Ellis Island" which features Geraldine Keams, Scott Wannberg, Manazar Gamboa, and Kamau Daaood. Wannberg's "Someday" is printed on page 42 below a photograph of him at Dutton's.
box 301, folder 15

Humanities/AITIA, v. 28, no. 2. Farmingdale. 2009

Scope and Contents

"Call And Response...Swing Your Partner" appears in this issue.
box 302, folder 1

Insomnia, v. 3, no. 2. Whittier. 1994 Spring

Scope and Contents

"Everybody Loves A Wound," "The Hoedown," and "Briggs" appear in this issue.
box 302, folder 1

Insomnia, v. 3, no. 4. Whittier. 1994 Fall

Scope and Contents

"Don't Judge the Cola" appears in this issue.
box 302, folder 1

Insomnia, v. 4, no. 2. Whittier. 1995 Summer

Scope and Contents

"The Paltry River in the Broken House of Man" appears in this issue.
box 302, folder 2

Letterhead, v. 2. Buffalo. 2008

Scope and Contents

"Lunchmeat of the Poor" appears in this issue.
box 302, folder 3

Lummox Journal, v. 6, no. 8. San Pedro. 2000 August

Scope and Contents

"Charles Bukowski, Mountain Man (from the pages of Americana, a new hero is born)" appears in this issue.
box 302, folder 3

Lummox Journal, v. 7, no. 4. San Pedro. 2001 April

Scope and Contents

"Colorado River Song" appears in this issue.
box 302, folder 3

Lummox Journal, v. 10, no. 5. San Pedro. 2004 September/October

Scope and Contents

"The Dove Has Fangs" appears in this issue.
box 302, folder 4

Maintenant, v. 1, no. 2. New York. 2008 Spring

Scope and Contents

"The Foot of Hillary Clinton" appears in this issue.
box 302, folder 4

Maintenant, v. 1, no. 3. New York. 2009 Spring

Scope and Contents

"The Doctor Bill Pisses Blood On My Carpet" appears in this issue.
box 302, folder 4

Maintenant, v. 1, no. 4. New York. 2010 Spring

Scope and Contents

"Courteous Debutant Has Sad Teeth" appears in this issue.
box 302, folder 5

Maintenant, v. 1, no. 5. New York. 2011

Scope and Contents

"Killer Bats of Love" appears in this issue.
box 302, folder 5

Maintenant, v. 1, no. 6. New York. 2012

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

One DadaJanDada CD.
Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Scope and Contents

"Tell God To Go And Fetch His Gun," "11 Items Or Less," "Sparky Just Has To Ask The Following Question...," and "Point Of No Return" appear in this issue.
box 302, folder 5

Maintenant, v. 1, no. 7. New York. 2013

Scope and Contents

"Seen It Coming" appears in this issue.
box 302, folder 5

Maintenant, v. 1, no. 8. New York. 2014

Scope and Contents

"Giant Mayonnaise Sandwiches" appears in this issue.
box 302, folder 6

Meat, no. 14. Los Angeles. 2013 August 19

Scope and Contents

This issue is dedicated to the the work of Wannberg and features four of his poems.
box 302, folder 7

Momentum. Los Angeles. 1978 Spring, Summer, Fall

Scope and Contents

"Epilogue" and "Dance It" appear in this issue.
box 303, folder 1

Moon & Sun Review, no. 1. Venice. 2014 Spring

Scope and Contents

"Cocktail Hour" appears in this issue.
box 303, folder 2

Next, v. 3, no. 6. Long Beach. 1996 August

Scope and Contents

Wannberg and Griffin, Mike M. Mollett, and Doug Knott of The Carma Bums are interviewed in this issue.
box 303, folder 3

Ouija Madness, no. 1. Los Angeles. 1981

Scope and Contents

This issue devotes three pages to Wannberg's poetry.
box 303, folder 3

Ouija Madness, no. 2. Los Angeles. 1982

Scope and Contents

Wannberg's feature on Whit Bissell appears in this issue.
box 303, folder 4

Page Smith. Santa Cruz. 1996 April

Scope and Contents

This catalog for Smith's "In Praise of Greatness" exhibition features Wannberg's "The Historian Singer."
box 303, folder 5

A Piece of Paper. Los Angeles. 1990 March 23

Scope and Contents

"Fullerton Blowout" appears in this issue.
box 303, folder 6

Poesy, no. 39. Santa Cruz. 2012

Scope and Contents

This issue is dedicated to Scott Wannberg and features "the rain came down collect."
box 303, folder 7

Sabado Gigante, no. 13/14. Hollywood. undated

Scope and Contents

This issue of the OnTarget Independent Writer's Project features "Down At Pic 'N' Save Looking For A Marked-Down Country To Hide Out In."
box 303, folder 8

Screen Actor, v. 28, no. 2. 1989 Summer

Scope and Content

This issue features "Cassavetes" and is inscribed by Wannberg.
box 303, folder 9

sgraffito, v. 3, no. 2. Marina del Rey. 1994 Summer

Scope and Contents

"Taken In" appears in this issue.
box 303, folder 10

(Sic), v. 3, no. 1. North Hollywood. 1996

Scope and Contents

"A Drunk Kid With Money" appears in this issue.
box 303, folder 10

(Sic) Random Vice & Verse, v. 1, no. 18. Los Angeles. 1992 March 27

Scope and Contents

"Killing Season" appears in this issue.
box 303, folder 11

Tower 11, no. 1. Pacific Palisades. 1990

Scope and Contents

"The Raymond Carver Two Step" appears in this issue.
box 303, folder 11

Tower 11. Pacific Palisades. 1990

Scope and Contents

"A Rumor Talked Loudly Inside Your Head" and "Two Highways Walking Sidesaddle In Your Inability To Move" appear in this issue.
box 303, folder 12

Tsunami, v. 3, no. 1. Venice. 1990 Winter

Scope and Contents

"The White Page" appears in this issue.
box 303, folder 13

URTHKIN. Los Angeles. 1979

Scope and Contents

"Marriage" appears in this issue.
box 303, folder 14

Zen Baby, no. 19. Santa Cruz. circa 2008

Scope and Contents

"Sway Along The Dance Floor" appears in this issue.
box 303, folder 15

Zygote In My Coffee, no. 6. Kettering. 2009 Winter

Scope and Contents

"Kama Sutra Hard On Blues" appears in this issue.
box 303, folder 16

ZYZZYVA, v. 10, no. 1. San Francisco. 1994 Spring

Scope and Contents

"When The Colleagues Run Out Of Ammunition" appears in this issue.
box 304, box 305, box 306, box 307, box 308, box 309, box 310, box 311, box 312, box 313, box 314, box 315, box 316, box 317, box 318, box 319, box 320, box 321, box 322, box 323, box 324, box 325, box 326, box 327

Writings collected by Wannberg

Scope and Content

Writings collected by Wannberg include monographs, which are organized alphabetically by author, and serials, which are organized alphabetically by title.
box 304, box 305, box 306, box 307, box 308, box 309, box 310, box 311, box 312, box 313, box 314, box 315, box 316, box 317, box 318, box 319, box 320, box 321, box 322, box 323, box 324, box 325

Monographs

Scope and Content

Monographs collected by Wannberg may be found in boxes 304-325.
Books from Scott Wannberg's library that were originally donated with the S.A. Griffin papers have been individually cataloged in the UCLA Library online catalog. Records for these items may be found by searching the Special Coll/Archive SPAC "SALA" using the Advanced search tab in the Library catalog, or keyword searching "Books from the Library of S.A. Griffin".
box 326, box 327

Serials

Scope and Content

Serials collected by Wannberg, which are alphabetized by title, are comprised of poetry related journals, zines and magazines, including The Alley Cat Readings, Black Ace, Laugh Literary and Man The Humping Guns, and Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts.
box 326, folder 1

The Alley Cat Readings, no. 2. Hermosa Beach. 1976 February 15 and March 14

Scope and Contents

Poems from readings at the Alley Cat Restaurant edited by Marcus J. Grapes and Michael Andrews. Poets include Wanda Coleman, Doraine Poretz, Deena Metzger, and Michael C. Ford.
box 326, folder 1

The Alley Cat Readings, no. 4. Hermosa Beach. 1976 June

Scope and Contents

Readings selected from three readings in the Summer of 1976 at the Alley Cat Restaurant. Groups represented in these readings are the Venice Poetry Workshop, The Women's Workshop, and the Radical Poets Cooperative. Authors include Frances Dean Smith, Bob Flanagan, and Michael Andrews.
box 326, folder 1

The Alley Cat Readings, no. 5. Hermosa Beach. 1976 September

Scope and Contents

Work presented at 1976 readings at Brighella's Alley Cat Restaurant in Hermosa Beach. Authors include Kita Shantiris, Curtis Lyle, and Eloise Klein Healy.
box 326, folder 2

Armin Mueller-Stahl. Eutin. 2011

Scope and Contents

This Ostholstein-Museum exhibition catalog is signed by the artist.
box 326, folder 3

Black Ace, no. 7. Los Angeles. 2002

Scope and Contents

This Black Ace/Temple of Man publication is inscribed to Scott from Tony Scibella.
box 326, folder 4

California State Poetry Quarterly: CQ, v. 14, no. 3. Los Angeles. 1987-1988 Winter

Scope and Contents

This official publication of the California State Poetry Society includes work by Charles Bukowski, Laurel Ann Bogen, and Amy Uyematsu.
box 327, folder 1

Laugh Literary and Man The Humping Guns, v. 1, no. 2. Los Angeles. 1969

Scope and Contents

This "Dirty Poems For Your Suicide Lives" poetry publication is edited by Charles Bukowski and Neeli Cherry. This issue features art by Bukowski and Cherry.
box 327, folder 1

Laugh Literary and Man The Humping Guns, v. 1, no. 3. Los Angeles. 1971 February

Scope and Contents

This poetry publication is edited by Charles Bukowski and Neeli Cherry.
box 327, folder 2

Lummox Journal, v. 9, no. 9. San Pedro. 2003 September

Scope and Contents

Laura Stamps interviews Lyn Lifshin in this issue.
box 327, folder 3

A New Year's Greeting. Santa Rosa. 1998

Scope and Contents

This publication features poetry by Charles Bukowski and is 45/226 printed for the friends of Black Sparrow Press.
box 327, folder 3

A New Year's Greeting. Santa Rosa. 2002

Scope and Contents

This publication features poetry by Charles Bukowski and is 108/176 printed for the friends of Black Sparrow Press.
box 327, folder 4

Poetry, v. 195, no. 5. Chicago. 2010 February

box 327, folder 4

Poetry, v. 195, no. 6. Chicago. 2010 March

box 327, folder 4

Poetry, v. 196, no. 1. Chicago. 2010 April

box 327, folder 4

Poetry, v. 196, no. 2. Chicago. 2010 May

box 327, folder 5

Poetry, v. 196, no. 3. Chicago. 2010 June

box 327, folder 5

Poetry, v. 196, no. 4. Chicago. 2010 July/August

box 327, folder 5

Poetry, v. 196, no. 5. Chicago. 2010 September

box 327, folder 5

Poetry, v. 197, no. 1. Chicago. 2010 October

box 327, folder 6

Poetry, v. 197, no. 2. Chicago. 2010 November

box 327, folder 6

Poetry, v. 197, no. 3. Chicago. 2010 December

box 327, folder 6

Poetry, v. 197, no. 4. Chicago. 2011 January

box 327, folder 7

Re)verb, no. 4. Garden Grove. 2006 Winter

box 327, folder 8

Screen Actor, v. 52, no. 3. Los Angeles. 2011 Fall

Scope and Contents

Wannberg is remembered on page 77 of the Screen Actors Guild "In Memoriam" section: August 19, 2011.
box 327, folder 9

Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts, v. 2, no. 1. Santa Cruz. 2011 Fall

Scope and Contents

This anthology features artwork by S.A. Griffin.
box 328, folder 1-5

Correspondence

Scope and Content

Correspondence is arranged in its existing order and includes letters to Wannberg from Michael C. Ford, S.A. Griffin, Ron Maxson, David McIntire, Mike M. Mollett, OngoingDancers, Page Smith, and Vickie Trancho. The Maxson file includes music demos by Joanne Nilan. These files also include Wannberg's address and phone lists. Wannberg's poetry may be found throughout these letters and lists.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Box 328, Folder 4: Three CD-Rs.
Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
box 328, folder 6-11

Galleys

Scope and Content

Galleys and proofs are arranged chronologically for the following works by Wannberg: The Electric Yes Indeed!, The Unforeseen Death Of My T.V. , The War, The Decider, and Let Everybody Come In . Materials also include a folder of Psychedelic Coloring Book art, The Unforeseen Death Of My T.V. typescript, and color photographs of Wannberg and Griffin on the road.
box 194, folder 10, box 329, folder 1-3, box 235

Artwork undated, circa 1994, 2004, 2007, 2013

Scope and Content

The artwork is arranged in its existing order and includes a framed drawing by historian Page Smith, a close friend of Wannberg's, and a framed painting by Georgia Griffin.
Box 194: One Richard Hansen Mimeo Gathering poster signed by Hansen and the Sal Mimeo & The Process Rebels Without Applause Tour of Words poets: John Dorsey, S.A. Griffin, Bill Roberts, David Smith, and Scott Wannberg (2007).
Box 235: One framed Artist's Proof of chickens by Page Smith which is inscribed to Wannberg by Smith and a color memorial painting of Wannberg by Vickie Trancho which is inscribed to Griffin (2013).
Box 329: One framed painting of a dog entitled "Sparky" by Georgia Griffin (1989). S.A. Griffin's original collages for Wannberg's People Just Aren't broadside, and Griffin's Bukowski To The Curb broadside (circa 1994). A Phil Nieman For President sign by Wannberg (2004).
box 329, folder 4-19, box 194, folder 11

Memorabilia 1976-2015

Scope and Content

Wannberg's memorabilia is arranged chronologically and includes photographs, Sam Peckinpah ephemera, gig flyers, performance programs, and music.
Box 194: Poster with eight color photos of Wannberg eating a 5 pound roast on a dare at San Francisco State University. Many of the photos show Wannberg eating the roast with a sword (1976). One Three's Company ink and colored pencil Western drawing by Weeks inscribed "Here's To You Sam Peckinpah" was a gift to Wannberg from Sam Peckinpah's son Matthew.
Box 329: Wannberg's memorabilia includes family photographs, Three Fools For April signed photograph by Viggo Mortensen, a photo of Paul Harper from Sam Peckinpah's "The Wild Bunch" inscribed to Scott by Harper, gig flyers, performance programs, John's of Bleeker Street 2011 calendar, Joanne Nilan poetry/songs, a Mike Bruner on KXLU Spoken Words CD, two CDs for Scott from Joanne Nilan's birthday, and ephemera.
Wannberg memorial related memorabilia includes clippings, certificates from the City Council of Santa Monica, "The Poet Is Dead ... Long Live The Poet..." pieces by Neil Taylor aka Skooter, Beyond Baroque "Liberation The Big Guy Flies" celebration poster by Martin Gunsaullus, Scott Wannberg (February 20, 1953-August 19, 2011) memorial stickers, Beyond Baroque calendars that feature its dedication of the Scott Wannberg Memorial Bookstore and Poetry Lounge, correspondence with the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association concerning the placement of a Scott Wannberg commemorative brick within the Poetry Circle, a Vagabond certificate signed by founder Mark Lipman, popcorn bags, and broadsides from the Beyond Baroque dedication.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

SUBSERIES CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 329, Folder 4: One CD-R of Dudley Martin family photographs.
SUBSERIES CONTAINS AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS: Audiovisual materials in this collection will require assessment and possible digitization for safe access. To review these audiovisual materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 329, Folder 11: Three CD-Rs of music and poetry, one of Mike Bruner on KXLU and two of Joanne's Birthday.
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