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Philip Whalen pictorial collection [graphic].
BANC PIC 2003.218--B; BANC PIC 2003.218--I; BANC PIC 1999-2008--NEG (strip) misc. box 3; BANC PIC 2003.218--ffALB; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Philip Whalen pictorial collection

Creator/Contributor:

Whalen, Philip., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997

Creator/Contributor:

McClure, Michael.

Creator/Contributor:

Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969

Creator/Contributor:

Felver, Christopher, 1946-

Creator/Contributor:

Suiter, John, 1948-

Abstract:

Collection chiefly consists of photographs taken from ca. 1910 to 2001. Images depict poet and Buddhist monk Philip Whalen throughout his life, as well as various family members, friends and associates. Also pictured are various locations where Whalen lived and visited. Among the individuals pictured are Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg and Michael McClure. Also appearing in photographs are Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Peter Orlovsky, Jerome Rothenberg, William S. Burroughs, Anne Waldman, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Denise Levertov, Shunryu Suzuki and Issan Dorsey. The collection includes some illustrated manuscript poems (2003.218--AX), 2 abstract pastel drawings by Whalen (2003.218--fALB), 1 portrait of Whalen by Jack Kerouac titled "Buddha Red Ears" (2003.218--ffALB), and a painted portrait of Whalen by Michael McClure executed in an abstract drip style (2003.218--I). Also present are 2 copies of a broadside, printed by Andrew Hoyem in 1977, of the poem "A lesson in limits", by Michael Rothenberg (2003.218--B).

Date:

ca. 1910-2001 (issued)

Subject:

Whalen, Philip -- Portraits
Whalen, Philip -- Archives
Snyder, Gary -- 1930- -- Portraits
Ginsberg, Allen -- 1926-1997 -- Portraits
McClure, Michael -- Portraits
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Photographs
Beats (Persons) -- California -- Pictorial works

Note:

Includes photographs taken by Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Christopher Felver and John Suiter. Many photographers unknown.
Title devised by cataloger.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
RESTRICTED NEGATIVES: Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Painted portrait by McClure: RESTRICTED DUE TO SIZE AND FRAGILITY: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning this item should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Graphite portrait by Kerouac: RESTRICTED DUE TO FRAGILITY: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning this item should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Photocopies of correspondence accompany some photographs to clarify context.
Original correspondence separated and added to the Philip Whalen papers (BANC MSS 2000/93 c).
Folder listing available in the library.
Forms part of Philip Whalen archive. For related material see BANC MSS 2000/93 c.

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
4 boxes (ca. 580 items, chiefly photographic prints), 2 drawings, 2 oversized folders, 1 portfolio and photographic negatives : b&w and color ; various sizes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2003.218--B
BANC PIC 2003.218--I
BANC PIC 1999-2008--NEG (strip) misc. box 3
BANC PIC 2003.218--ffALB
BANC PIC 2003.218--AX box 1
BANC PIC 2003.218--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2003.218--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2003.218--PIC box 3
BANC PIC 2003.218
BANC PIC 2003.218--PIC

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
RESTRICTED NEGATIVES: Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Painted portrait by McClure: RESTRICTED DUE TO SIZE AND FRAGILITY: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning this item should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Graphite portrait by Kerouac: RESTRICTED DUE TO FRAGILITY: Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning this item should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

Related Item:

Philip Whalen papers : Whalen, Philip.
Lesson in limits : Rothenberg, Michael.