Guide to the Peter Veres Papers

University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz 95064

Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: Peter Veres papers
Creator: Veres, Peter, 1938-
Identifier/Call Number: MS.172
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 half document box
Date (inclusive): 1973-1977
Language of Material: English


Collection open for research.

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Preferred Citation

Peter Veres papers. MS 172. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Peter Veres, April 1989.

Alternative Forms of Material Available

"Miriam Patchen, an interview with Peter Veres"(LCD10805)
"The Argument of Innocence" at McHenry Stacks (N6537.P27V47) and Special Collections (PS3531.A764A885)


Peter Veres, author of The Argument of Innocence: A selection from the arts of Kenneth Patchen" was born in 1938 in London. He was raised in Budapest by Hungarian - Jewish parents. The family immigrated to United States in early 1949 and settled in New York City where he attended public school and received a BA from Columbia College. In 1961 he married Ruth and moved to Cambridge. After receiving a Harvard master's degree the couple moved to Berkeley in 1963 where they raised their two children. In the Bay Area he's taught art history at Lone Mountain College, San Francisco and currently is making name as an mosaic artist.

Scope and Content of Collection

Contains correspondence, manuscript pages and clippings relating to his published work "The Argument of Innocence". Included also is the transcript to "Miriam Patchen, an interview with Peter Veres", 1974.

Related Material

The following collections in Special Collection at UCSC:
MS 160 Kenneth Patchen Papers; MS 161 Miriam Patchen Papers; MS 163 Kathryn Winslow collection; MS 164 Alan and Beatrice Parker collection; MS 165 James Boyer May correspondence; MS 167 Chester Kessler papers; MS 168 Fred Wright correspondence; MS 170 William M. Roth correspondence; MS 175 William Plumley collection; MS 177 Johnny Wittwer Papers

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Poets, American -- 20th century
Patchen, Miriam, 1914-2000
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972
Veres, Peter, 1938-

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Biographical 1977

Physical Description: 1 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains two page biographical sketch.
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Correspondence 1973-1977

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains outgoing and incoming correspondence relating to the publishing of The Argument of Innocence. Included is a set of personal letters from Miriam Patchen to Peter Veres.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
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Outgoing, 1973-1976

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City magazine (Gerard Van der Leun); carbon copy, Mar 28, 1973

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Harry N. Abrams Inc.; carbon copy (2 pp), Apr 27, 1973

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Miriam Patchen; 4 carbon copies, 1973

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Fred Richard (Foreign Language Dept. Holt, Rinehart & Winston); carbon copy, Dec 14, 1976

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The Scrimshaw Press (Fred Mitchell); carbon copy, May 3, 1976 & April 4, 1975

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Incoming, 1973-1977

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Center for the Moving Image (Joseph Fulmer); TLS, May 24, 1977

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City magazine (Gerard Van der Leun); TLS, 1973

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Marty Cohen; TSL, Jun 10, 1974

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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; TLS, May 23, 1973

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J. P. Tacher Inc. (Brian Williams); ALS, Jan 10, 1977

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Pantheon Books (Tom Engelhardt); 3 ALS + clippings, 1977, undated

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Miriam Patchen, 1973-1977

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6 ALS, 7 cards & telegram, 1973-1977

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6 Blank Patchen Post Cards; Painting Poem in Mixed Medium, [4 x 6], printed by Museum Reproductions, Alhambra, CA, 1958; 1 Blank Patchen Xmas Card "Season's greetings"

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The Scrimshaw Press; 5 carbon copies, 2 TLS & invitation, 1973-1976

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Manuscripts 1973-1976

Physical Description: 6 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains corrected typescripts and attached material to The Argument of Innocence , and article "Kenneth Patchen's Picture-Poems" and the transcript to Miriam Patchen's interview with Peter Veres.
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The Argument of Innocence, published 1976

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Corrected typescripts:

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First Draft title pg & (p. 1-33), and Revision, (p. 1-33)

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Revision, (p. 1-45)

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"Patchen on Blake", typescript & attached material (8 pp)

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Preface by Miriam Patchen, holograph, (3 pp)

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Bio & bibliography by Miriam, holograph (3 pp), and ALS from Miriam Patchen, May 30 [ ]

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Veres invitation list to "Patchen Party-Reading" (5 pp)

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Clippings; Book reviews, advertisements, misc. publicity (32 pp), 1977

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"Kenneth Patchen's Picture-Poems"; Typescript & drafts (16 pp), published article in City Magazine(p. 44), Feb. 1, 1973.

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"Miriam Patchen, Interview with Peter Veres", corrected transcript (p. 1-45), Oct. 24, 1974

Related Materials

Two 5-inch reel-to-reel tapes of Miriam Patchen's interview with Peter Veres were digitized by the UCSC Library and cataloged separately under call number LCD10805.