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Magel and Ruth Patchen Collection
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box-folder 1:1

Series 1 Correspondence 1967 undated

Physical Description: 1 folder, 2 letters

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains 2 letters from Miriam Patchen to Wayne Patchen and "People of Warren, Ohio
box-folder 1:1

ALS, Miriam to Wayne Patchen; " It has been such a long time..." [3 pp + env.] Apr 25, 1967

box-folder 1:1

TLS, Miriam to "People in Warren" n.d., "The 'phone call was most exciting..." undated

box-folder 1:2

Series 2 Photographs 1900-1978

Physical Description: 1 folder

31 photographs 5 x 7

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains black & white photographs of the Patchen family and friends. The descriptions are mainly provided by family.
Photo 1

Kenneth's mother Eva, father Wayne, sister Eunice, brother Hugh ca. 1900-1920

Photo 2

Kenneth's mother and family friend Molly Klingensmith undated

Photo 3

Kenneth's father Wayne undated

Photo 4

Kenneth and Miriam's New Mexico home undated

Photo 5

Kenneth's and Miriam's Arizona home undated

Photo 6

Kenneth's birth home at 3rd St. Niles, Ohio ca. 1910-1911

Photo 7

Kenneth and Miriam's house in Old Lyme, CT ca. 1939

Photo 8

Kenneth's mother Eva at house on Patchen Drive, Warren, Ohio undated

Photo 9

Kenneth and his Mother Eva at the vegetable garden undated

Photo 10

Kenneth and classmates, University of Wisconsin ca. 1929-1930

Photo 11-12

Miriam and her mother with dogs undated

Photo 13

Kenneth and Miriam's mother with 2 dogs - Kenneth holding a cat undated

Photo 14

Kenneth and his sister Ruth's son Danny on a San Francisco cable car ca. 1950-1960

Photo 15

Kenneth's High School band - detail ca. 1925-1929

Photo 16

Kenneth's High School band, Warren G. Harding, Warren, Ohio 1929

Photo 17

Kenneth and Miriam, San Francisco ca. 1950-1960

Photo 18

Miriam in Arizona undated

Photo 19

Kenneth in University of Wisconsin [detail] ca. 1929-1930

Photo 20

Miriam [thought to be taken in New Mexico] undated

Photo 21

Kenneth holding oboe in High School Orchestra photograph 1929

Photo 22

Kenneth holding saxophone in High School Band photograph 1929

Photo 23

Untitled - house front [Palo Alto residence] ca. 1953-1978

Photo 24

Kenneth's sister undated

Photo 25

Kenneth's sister Magel - baby photo ca. 1910-1915

Photo 26

Kenneth's mother Eve, father Wayne, sister Eunice, brother Hugh - formal protrait ca. 1900-1925

Photo 27

Kenneth's sister Kathleen and sister Magel as children ca. 1900-1920

Photo 28

Kenneth's mom during visit to her brother-in-law Fred's homestead in Wyoming undated

Photo 29

Kenneth's mom at brother-in-law's homestead in Wyoming undated

Photo 30

Sisters Magel and Kathleen as children ca. 1910-1925

Photo 31

Sister Ruth as child ca. 1910-1925

box 1

Series 3 Books 1929-1971

Physical Description: 6 items

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains five books written by and inscribed by Kenneth Patchen to family members, one book from Kenneth Patchen's library, signed by him and one issue of Motive with Patchen's poem "A Mercy filled and defiant Christmas".
Box 1

The Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer. New Direction Books, NY - inscribed "my love to all of you - Kenneth, Aug. 1945" 1945

Scope and Content Note

Note:Hard cover edtion, flyleaves taped
Box 1

CCCLXXIV Poems, Kenneth Patchen, Padell, NY, inscribed "for mother & father with the love of their son Kenneth [Patchen]" 1948

Scope and Content Note

Note:Colophon copy no. 38 [hardcover edition]
Box 1

Selected Poems. A New Directions Paperbook - inscribed "for Pop with love from Miriam & Kenneth April 1967" 1957

Scope and Content Note

Note:Soft cover edition
Box 1

Tell you that I love you: three love poems. Hallmarks Inc. - unsigned 1971

Box 1

Enough Rope Dorothy Parker. Boni & Liveright, NY - signed "Kenneth Fred Patchen" 1929

Scope and Content Note

Note:From Kenneth Patchen's personal library.
Box 1

Motive, v.25:3 Dec 1964

Scope and Content Note

Note:KP's poem "A Mercy filled and defiant Christmas" pg. 43