Correspondence, manuscripts and proofs of writings (monographs, poems, reviews, essays), notebooks, research and teaching
files, audiotapes, and ephemera of American poet Tom Clark, who lived in Santa Barbara for several years and published several
works with Black Sparrow Press. Correspondents include writers and publishers Carolyn Cassady, Andrei Codrescu, Robert Creeley,
Edward Dorn, Barry Gifford, Christopher Lemann-Haupt, John Martin, George Plimpton, Harry Reese, and Leslie Scalapino. Also
includes the Great Naropa Poetry Wars Archive, with audiotapes (Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Tom Clark), transcripts, correspondence,
newsclippings, and publications re an investigation into a 1975 confrontation between W. S. Merwin and Chogyam Trungpa, founder
and director of Naropa Institute.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.