Guide to the Reichhold Papers, 1979-

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Guide to the Reichhold Papers, 1979-

California State Library

Sacramento, California

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  • California History Room
  • California State Library
  • Library and Courts Building II
  • 900 N. Street, Room 200
  • P.O. Box 942837
  • Sacramento, California 94237-0001
  • Phone: (916) 654-0176
  • Fax: (916) 654-8777
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Processed by:
The California State Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1999 California State Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reichhold Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1979-
Box Number: 121-191 HAIKU MS
Creator: Reichhold, Jane
Repository: California State Library
Sacramento, California
Language: English.

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Access Points

Reichhold, Jane
Reichhold, Werner
AHA Books
Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
Haiku, American--History and criticism--Sources
Publishers and publishing--California


The collection is organized into three series: Correspondence --letters and ephemera from leading Haiku poets; Haiku societies --correspondence and related materials pertaining to Haiku organizations; Publications --ms. material from Jane Reichhold's works and from titles published by AHA Books.


Jane Reichhold was born in 1937 in Lima, Ohio. She studied art and journalism at Bluffton College, Ohio; Ohio University; Fresno State University, California; and San Francisco State University. Jane is the mother of three children. She has written free-lance articles and poetry since 1963 which have been published in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Romania and Croatia. In 1971, Jane moved to Hamburg, Germany where she practiced sculpture and became the first American woman artist accepted into Deutsche Kunstlerbund. She married Werner Reichhold in Germany and they returned to the United States permanently in 1987. Jane began writing and publishing haiku in 1979. She had been a leader of the Haiku Writers of Gualala Arts and publisher of its monthly "Haiku sharing" for seven years. In 1987, she founded AHA Books, a major publisher of haiku. Jane published "Mirrors -international haiku forum" from 1988-1995 and inaugurated the Tanka Splendor Awards in 1989. She was the editor of "Geppo" from 1991-1994 and also edited the "Poet tree" feature in "Coast Magazine". Since 1993, she has been co-editor (with Werner) of "Lynx". In 1995, she began a new venture with AHA!POETRY available on the internet, via website: . Jane is a member of the Haiku Society of America, the Haiku Poets of Northern California, Haiku Canada, Haiku International, Tokyo, the German Haiku Society; and the Poetry Society of Japan. She has twice won the Museum of Haiku Literature Award, Tokyo and three times the Haiku Society of America Book Award. Other haiku awards include a second place in the 1987 Japan Air Lines Contest and winning the Itoen Tea Company Award in 1992. Jane and Werner Reichhold were honored by the Emperor and Empress of Japan with an invitation to attend the New Year's Poetry Reading at the Imperial Court, January 14, 1998.
Werner Reichhold was born in 1925 in Berlin. He studied in Berlin, Hamburg and Paris and then taught sculpture and drawing at the Art School, Hannover, Germany. Primarily a sculptor, Werner exhibited in Europe and the United States during the 1950s through the 1980s. After his marriage to Jane and their move to California in 1987, Werner began writing poetry, including haiku. Since 1993, he been co-editor (with Jane) of "Lynx". Werner's long list of publications includes art catalogs published from 1952-1992 and poetry published since 1989. Werner has been a member of the Haiku Society of America since 1989.


Major Correspondents

  • Cekolj, Marijan.
  • Chula, Margaret.
  • Clausen, Tom.
  • Dicksen, Charles.
  • Dicksen, Virginia.
  • Goldstein, Sanford.
  • Grell, Terry Lee.
  • Herold, Christopher.
  • Lawrence, Neal Henry, 1908-
  • Little, Geraldine Clinton.
  • Lliteras, D. S.
  • Noyes, Humphrey .
  • Porad, Francine.
  • St. Jacques, Elizabeth, 1939-
  • Shukuya, Matsuo.
  • Spiess, Robert.
  • Tasker, Brian.
  • Tripi, Vincent.
  • Zhu, Hao.
  • Boston Haiku Society.
  • Haiku Canada.
  • Haiku Poets of Northern California.
  • Haiku Society of America.
  • Haiku Society of Romania.
  • Haiku Writers of Gualala Arts.
  • North Carolina Haiku Society.
  • Yuki Teikei Haiku Society.

Other Correspondents

  • Aiken, Suezan.
  • Alma, Nasira.
  • Ammons, Don.
  • Bacon, Marilyn.
  • Bailey, Kevin.
  • Baranosky, Ed.
  • Bell, Laura.
  • Bleijenbargh, Gaby
  • Bostok, Janice Mae.
  • Chaffin, Dail E.
  • Conforti, G.
  • De Cristoforo, Violet Kazue, 1917-
  • Einer, Lesley.
  • Elliott, David.
  • Gibson, Bob.
  • Gross, Larry.
  • Gurga, Lee.
  • Hackett, J. W. (James William)
  • Hardenbrook, Yvonne Moore.
  • Harr, Lorraine Ellis.
  • Higginson, William J., 1938-
  • Holley, Anna.
  • Hymas, June.
  • Jones, Bob.
  • Jorgensen, Jean, 1943-
  • Knox, George.
  • Kosh, Davina, 1904-1995.
  • Lamb, Elizabeth Searle.
  • Leibman, Kenneth.
  • Leopold, Renee.
  • Lerman, Minna.
  • Ley, Silva.
  • McKay, Anne.
  • Moore, Lenard.
  • Moreau, June.
  • Parks, Zane.
  • Partridge, Brent.
  • Poulin, Robert.
  • Rice, David.
  • Rotella, Alexis.
  • Sato, Kazuo.
  • Sato, Kenichi.
  • Shelley, Pat.
  • Sherland, Elaine.
  • Sherry, Helen.
  • Stone, Earl.
  • Straw, Richard.
  • Swist, Wally.
  • Tanemura, Kenneth.
  • Tico, Tom.
  • Tundra Wind.
  • Vakar, Anna.
  • Vance, Lequita.
  • Welch, Michael Dylan.
  • Whitt, Elizabeth.
  • Williams, Paul O.
  • Willmot, Rod.
  • Winet, Jonas.
  • American Association of Haikuists.
  • Asociacion Colombiana de Haiku.
  • British Haiku Society.
  • Croatia Haiku Society.
  • Deutschen Haiku-gesellschaft.
  • Dutch Vuursteen.
  • Haiku International Association.
  • Haiku North America.
  • Haiku Northwest.
  • Haiku Poets of Upstate New York.
  • Haiku Southwest.
  • Hawaii Education Association.
  • Midwest Haiku Group.
  • New cicada.
  • New hope international.
  • Old pond.
  • Poetry Nippon.
  • Poets of the Vineyards.
  • South by Southeast.
  • Toranomon Haiku Group.
  • Nick Virgilio's Haiku Association.
  • Western World Haiku Society.

Related Collections

  • American Haiku Archives

Container List



Box Box 121

Correspondence: A General, Suezan Aiken, Nasira Alma, Don Ammons, B General.

Box Box 122

Correspondence: Marilyn Bacon, Kevin Bailey, Ed Baranosky, Laura Bell, Gaby Bleijenbargh.

Box Box 123

Correspondence: Jan Bostok, Carl Brennan, C General, Marijan Cekolj, Dail E. Chaffin.

Box Box 124

Correspondence: Margaret Chula, Tom Clausen, 1990-1993.

Box Box 125

Correspondence: Tom Clausen, 1994-, G. Conforti, D General, Violet De Cristoforo.

Box Box 126

Correspondence: Charles Dicksen, Virgina Dicksen, E General, Lesley Einer, David Elliott, F General, G General.

Box Box 127

Correspondence: Bob Gibson, Sanford Goldstein, 1990-1993, Sanford Goldstein, 1994-

Box Box 128

Correspondence: Larry Gross, Lee Gurga, H General, James Hackett, Yvonne Hardenbrook.

Box Box 129

Correspondence: Lorraine Harr, Christopher Herold, William J. Higginson.

Box Box 130

Correspondence: Anna Holley, June Hymas, I General, J General, Bob Jones, Jean Jorgensen, 1943-

Box Box 131

Correspondence: K General, George Knox, Davian Kosh, L General, Elizabeth S. Lamb.

Box Box 132

Correspondence: Neal Henry Lawrence, 1991-1993, Neal Henry Lawrence, 1994-, Kenneth Leibman.

Box Box 133

Correspondence: Renee Leopold, Minna Lerman, Silva Ley, Geraldine Little.

Box Box 134

Correspondence: Danny Lliteras, M General, Anne McKay, Lenard Moore.

Box Box 135

Correspondence: June Moreau, N General.

Box Box 136

Correspondence: Humphrey F. Noyes, O General, Zane Parks, P General.

Box Box 137

Correspondence: Brent Partridge, Francine Porad, Robert Poulin.

Box Box 138

Correspondence: R General, David Rice, Alexis Rotella, Elizabeth St. Jacques.

Box Box 139

Correspondence: S General, Kazuo Sato, Kenichi Sato, Pat Shelley.

Box Box 140

Correspondence: Elaine Sherland, Helen Sherry, Matsuo Shukuya.

Box Box 141

Correspondence: Robert Spiess, Earl Stone, Richard Straw, Wally Swist.

Box Box 142

Correspondence: T General, Kenneth Tanemura, Brian Tasker, Tom Tico.

Box Box 143

Correspondence: Vincent Tripi (dates)

Box Box 144

Correspondence: Tundra Wind, U General, V General, Anna Vakar, Lequita Vance.

Box Box 145

Correspondence: W General, Michael Dylan Welch, Elizabeth Whitt.

Box Box 146

Correspondence: Paul O. Williams, Rod Willmot, Jonas Winet, X General, Y General, Z General, Zhu Hao.

Box Box 147

Correspondence: Family letters (Dated); Family letters (Undated)

Box Box 148

Correspondence: Miscellaneous, Awards, JAL Conference 1987, Christmas cards, Photographs.


Haiku Societies

Box Box 149

Haiku Societies: American Association of Haikuists, Asociacion Colombiana de Haiku, Association for International Haiku, Boston Haiku Society, British Haiku Society, Croatia Haiku Society, Deutschen Haiku-gesellschaft, Dutch "Vuursteen", Haiku Canada.

Box Box 150

Haiku Societies: Haiku Canada (cont.), Haiku International Association, Haiku North America, Haiku Northwest, Haiku Poets of Northern California, Haiku Poets of Upstate New York, Haiku Society of America, Haiku Society of Romania, Haiku Southwest.

Box Box 151

Haiku Societies: Haiku Writers of Gualala Arts.

Box Box 152

Haiku Societies: Haiku Wrtiers of Gualala Arts (cont.)

Box Box 153

Haiku Societies: Hawaii Education Association, Midwest Haiku Group, "New cicada", "New hope international", North Carolina Haiku Society, "Old pond", "Poetry Nippon", Poets of the Vineyard, South by Southwest, Toranomon Haiku Group, Nick Virgilio's Haiku Society, Western World Haiku Society, Yuki Teikei Haiku Society.

Box Box 154

Haiku Societies: Haiku Writers of Gualala Arts: Audio tapes.



Box Box 155

Publications: Jane Reichhold ms. Haiku 1981-1987.

Box Box 156

Publications: Jane Reichhold ms. Haiku 1988-1994, undated.

Box Box 157

Publications: Jane Reichhold ms. Articles, internet essays.

Box Box 158

Publications: Jane Reichhold ms. Misc. notes, Pelican house, Poetry (non-Haiku), Reviews, Short stories, Circus forever.

Box Boxes 159-168

Publications: Jane Reichhold ms. Notebooks (not yet available)

Box Box 169

Publications: AHA: 39 writers; Apples cherries; April fool; As stones cry out; bridge of voices.

Box Box 170

Publications: AHA: Duet for one mirror; First frost; Geppo journal; A gift of tanka; Graffitti; Greetings to Constanta; Haiku 1984; Iris; A literary curiosity; Haiku shared at Marty's.

Box Box 171

Publications: AHA: More light, larger vision; Reissnagel auf einem kalendar; Round renga round; White crow; Wind in the trees; The Wizard's rook; Women's writing workshop.

Box Box 172

Publications: AHA: Misc. paste-ups; Catalogs and flyers; reviews.

Box Box 173

Publications: AHA: "Mirrors"

Box Boxes 174-181

Publications: AHA: Those women writing haiku.

Box Boxes 182-191

Publications: AHA: "Lynx"; Terry Grell correspondence in box 182).