Title:Philip Whalen letters: to Velna Whalen : ALS, 1943-2000 (bulk 1958-1992)
Creator/Contributor:Whalen, Philip., creator
Letters written to younger sister Velna Whalen discuss military service, the happenings of the Beat scene in San Francisco,
writing, activities while living in Japan, becoming a Buddhist Monk, family and happenings in Oregon and descriptions of the
places he has been including Calif., N.M. and Japan. Also includes correspondence to Velna Whalen concerning a grant.
Subject:n-us-ca -- n-us-nm -- a-ja--
Whalen, Philip -- Correspondence
Beats (Persons) -- Poetry
Beats (Persons) -- California
Military training camps -- United States
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence
Buddhism -- United States
Buddhist monks -- United States
Buddhist monasteries -- United States
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
New Mexico -- Description and travel
Japan -- Description and travel
Related collection: Philip Whalen papers, [194-]-2001. (BANC MSS 2000/93 p).
Philip Whalen, born in Portland, Or. on Oct. 20, 1923, was part of the Beat generation of poets who lived in San Francisco.
Before this he had served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and received his B.A. in 1951 from Reed College. Whalen
spent much time in Japan and in 1973 became a Buddhist Monk living first in a Monastery in San Francisco and later in Santa
Fe, N.M. Philip Whalen died June 26, 2002 in San Francisco, Calif.
1 box (.4 linear ft.)
BANC MSS 2004/118 cz