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Charlie Vermont Papers
MSS 0036  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Creator: Vermont, Charlie
    Title: Charlie Vermont Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1983
    Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 archives box)
    Abstract: Papers of an American poet and editor which shed light on the careers of a group of writers who began publishing in the late 1960's. Vermont published three books of poetry: CHARLIE IS LAUGHING, TWO WOMEN, and SELECTED POEMS. He was also the editor of Two Charlies with Charles Walsh. The Vermont papers are dominated by correspondence with other poets which touch on both the correspondent's and Vermont's literary careers and personal lives. The earliest of the letters dates from the late 1960's, and the most recent is from the early 1980's--the majority were written in the mid-1970's. Writers with whom Vermont corresponded include Robert Creeley, Philip Whalen, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Tom Clark, Lewis Warsh, Larry Goodell, and Stephen Rodefer. Also included is a small group of original writings by Vermont.
    Repository: University of California, San Diego. Geisel Library. Mandeville Special Collections Library.
    La Jolla, California 92093-0175
    Collection number: MSS 0036
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English


    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available

    Preferred Citation

    Charlie Vermont Papers, MSS 0036. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Accession Processed in 1987
    The papers document the personal lives and literary careers of Charlie Vermont and writers with whom he was associated from the late 1960's to early 1980's. The collection originally contained three groups of materials: correspondence, original writings, and assorted publications. These publications included various journals, newsletters, and books from Vermont's library; most of these are now a part of the ANP collection.
    The bulk of material now in the collection consists of correspondence sent to Vermont by various writers. Most of these writers were also personal friends of Vermont's; therefore the letters often transcend professional matters and touch on Vermont's and the correspondent's lives. The letters of each correspondent are collected within a single folder, and the folders are arranged alphabetically with the name of the correspondent at the top. A few of the folders contain letters from companies, and they are also placed alphabetically in the box. Within each folder the letters are arranged chronologically when possible; letters that are not dated are at the back of the folder. Letters that could not be identified are collected at the end of the correspondence series in a folder titled "Miscellaneous Unidentified Correspondence." The largest collection of letters are those sent by Lewis Warsh, Charles Walsh, Bernadette Mayer, and Ken Irby. The collection is limited in scope by the absence of Vermont's own letters.
    The second series--original manuscripts--consists of two manuscripts written by Vermont, and each is collected in a separate folder. These are titled "Bee Eye" and "Review of Jim Gustafson's Recent Book." A folder titled "Ephemera" --which contains photographs of Vermont and fliers--completes the collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Vermont, Charlie, -- Archives
    American poetry -- 20th century
    Photographic prints -- 20th Century.


    Clark, Tom, 1941- -- correspondent
    Creeley, Robert, 1926- -- correspondent
    Ferlingthetti, Lawrence, -- correspondent
    Goodell, Larry, 1935- -- correspondent
    Hawkins, Bobbie Louise, 1930- -- correspondent
    Irby, Kenneth, 1936- -- correspondent
    Mayer, Bernadette, -- correspondent
    Rodefer, Stephen, -- correspondent
    Walsh, Charlie, -- correspondent
    Warsh, Lewis, -- correspondent
    Whalen, Philip, -- correspondent