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Edith Jarolim Collection
MSS 200  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edith Jarolim Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 200
    Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.4 Linear feet (9 archives boxes, and 4 oversize folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1934-1985
    Abstract: Edith Jarolim's project files for her two editions of Paul Blackburn's works, The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn and The Parallel Voyages. Included are photocopies of Blackburn's correspondence and manuscripts deposited in other libraries and Jarolim's correspondence with Blackburn's family and friends. Also of interest are her copious notes on the composition of each of Blackburn's poems. The research items on Paul Blackburn date between 1934 and 1975, while the material related to her publications date between 1981-1985.
    Creator: Jarolim, Edith

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Edith Jarolim Collection is a valuable resource for researchers seeking information on the life and work of Paul Blackburn and those who are interested in the process of editing a collected work. The materials occupy 4.4 linear feet. Included are photocopies of correspondence by Paul Blackburn and by Edith Jarolim and photocopies of Blackburn's work contained in other institutional and private manuscript collections consulted by Jarolim. The collection also contains production materials for The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn published in 1985. The Paul Blackburn items span the years 1934 to 1975, while the book production materials and related correspondence date between 1981-1985. The collection is arranged in two series: 1) RESEARCH MATERIALS and 2) BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS.
    The first series, RESEARCH MATERIALS, is divided into two subseries: A) Subject Files: The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn and B) Subject Files: Miscellaneous.
    The first subseries contains the research files Jarolim used and correspondence she wrote while preparing The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn. Included in this series are photocopies of the earliest known typescripts of Blackburn's poems and letters written to or by Blackburn. Jarolim photocopied most of the material in this series from manuscript collections from libraries and individuals around the nation. The photocopies date between 1934 and 1975. This subseries also includes correspondence between Jarolim and Blackburn's family, colleagues and friends. The Jarolim correspondence is dated 1981-1985.
    Also included in this subseries are several hundred notecards filled with Jarolim's research notes on Blackburn's poems. The notecards record the name of Blackburn's poems, the date and location of the poem's composition, and the sources Jarolim used to verify this information. The notecards have been placed at the beginning of this subseries. The manuscript material and Jarolim correspondence is arranged alphabetically according to the institution or individual the material originated from, and then chronologically.
    The second subseries, Subject Files: Miscellaneous, contains research material compiled by Jarolim that is not clearly linked to her editing of The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn. Included in this subseries are photocopies of published books and articles written by Paul Blackburn with Jarolim's annotations and miscellaneous articles about Paul Blackburn. Also included are research materials, such as copies of Blackburn manuscript collections, notes and correspondence that Jarolim compiled while editing The Parallel Voyages (1987). This subseries is arranged so that the articles about and by Blackburn are placed at the beginning and are followed by the photocopies of Blackburn's published manuscripts, arranged alphabetically by title. The research material for The Parallel Voyages is placed at the end.
    The second series, BOOK PRODUCTION MATERIALS contains correspondence, typescripts, art work, galley pages and page proofs for The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn. The material in this series is arranged so that it mirrors the book production process from beginning to end.


    American literary scholar trained at New York University and editor of two posthumous editions of Paul Blackburn's poetry.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Preferred Citation

    Edith Jarolim Collection, MSS 200. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    Acquisition Information

    Not Available



    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Olson, Toby
    American poetry--20th century