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Finding Aid to the Jack Spicer Papers, 1939-1982, bulk 1943-1965
BANC MSS 2004/209  
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The Jack Spicer Papers, 1939-1982, document Spicer's career as a poet in the San Francisco Bay Area. Included are writings, correspondence, teaching materials, school work, personal papers, and materials relating to the literary magazine J. Spicer's creative works constitute the bulk of the collection and include poetry, plays, essays, short stories, and a novel. Correspondence is also significant, and includes both outgoing and incoming letters to writers such as Robin Blaser, Harold and Dora Dull, Robert Duncan, Lewis Ellingham, Landis Everson, Fran Herndon, Graham Mackintosh, and John Allan Ryan, among others. Also included are writings by other Bay Area writers, including Blaser, Duncan, and a significant amount by Stephen Jonas.
John Lester Spicer was born on January 30, 1925, in Hollywood, California, where his parents managed a small hotel. He attended Hollywood and Fairfax High Schools from 1939 to 1943, then University of Redlands, California from 1943 to 1945.
Number of containers: 32 boxes, 1 oversize box Linear feet: 12.8 linear ft.
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Collection is open for research.