Charlie Vermont Papers

Mandeville Special Collections Library
Mandeville Special Collections Library
The UCSD Libraries
9500 Gilman Drive
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Phone: (858) 534-2533
Fax: (858) 534-5950
Copyright 2005
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

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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

Collection Contents



box 1, folder 1

Batki, John

box 1, folder 2

Berkson, Bill

box 1, folder 3

Blaisdell, Gus

box 1, folder 4

Bly, Robert

box 1, folder 5

Bromige, David

box 1, folder 6

Casey, Mike

box 1, folder 7

Clark, Tom

box 1, folder 8

Codrescu, Andrei

box 1, folder 9

Creeley, Robert

box 1, folder 10

Eppsteiner, F.

box 1, folder 11

Ferlingetti, Lawrence

box 1, folder 12

Fiedler, Kurt

box 1, folder 13

Fraser, Kathleen

box 1, folder 14

Golden Light Southwest Anthology

box 1, folder 15

Goldstein, Richard

box 1, folder 16

Goodell, Larry

box 1, folder 17

Grillc, Paul

box 1, folder 18

Grossinger, Richard

box 1, folder 19

Gustafson, Jim

box 1, folder 20

Hassan, Iha

box 1, folder 21

Hawkins, Bobby Louise

box 1, folder 22

Hickman, Lee

box 1, folder 23

Hough, Lindy

box 1, folder 24

Irby, Ken

box 1, folder 25

Levitt, Peter

box 1, folder 26

MacClain, Martin

box 1, folder 27

Mayer, Bernadette

box 1, folder 28

Mikolowski, Ken

box 1, folder 29

Owen, Maureen

box 1, folder 30

Pearlman, Bill

box 1, folder 31

Plymell, Charles

box 1, folder 32

Robertson, Kell

box 1, folder 33

Rodefer, Stephen

box 1, folder 34

Stein and Day Publishers

box 1, folder 35

Veitch, Tom

box 1, folder 36

Vermont, Henry

box 1, folder 37

Vigil, Carmen

box 1, folder 38

Waldman, Anne

box 1, folder 39

Walsh, Charles

box 1, folder 40

Warsh, Lewis

box 1, folder 41

Warshall, Peter

box 1, folder 42

Whalen, Phil

box 1, folder 43

Young, Geoff

box 1, folder 44

Unidentified Correspondence



box 1, folder 45

Bee Eye

box 1, folder 46

Review of Jim Gustafson's Recent Book



box 1, folder 47