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Peter Najarian papers, 1949-2018.
BANC MSS 2018/235 v.1; BANC MSS 2018/235 carton 1; BANC MSS 2018/235 carton 2; BANC MSS 2018/235 carton 3; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Peter Najarian papers, 1949-2018

Creator/Contributor:

Najarian, Peter, 1940-, creator, creator.

Abstract:

The collection is divided into four series: Correspondence; Journals; Writings; and Teaching Materials. Each series is arranged chronologically, and original folder titles were retained. Correspondence and email is incoming and outgoing, personal and professional, and includes memoirs and journal entries. Correspondents include Armen, Levon Chorbajian, the Claxtons, Dolly, Francis Fergusson, Fred, Norm Fruchter, Rachel Fruchter, Bob Hass, Leo Hamalian, Hank Heifetz, William Hjortsberg (Gatz), Helene Jaffe, John, Karen, Tom [Kashian], Leo E. Litwak, Cathleen Lynch, Robert Maniquis, Ann Martin, Marker Meonian, Jim Mohan, Arthur "Archie" Panajian, Robert Pinsky (Najarian's college roommate), publishers, Sam, Bill Slay (Babbo), students, Renate E. Victor, and Richard Yates. The journals document Najarian's daily life in Berkeley, his travels, and his time in Armenia. They are illustrated with charcoal, pen and ink, and pencil drawings, paintings and collages. They include letters and a few photographs. Writings include an elementary school notebook and writings from high school and college, juvenilia, drafts and sketches, drawings, interviews, published articles and unpublished short works, and a memoir of his cousin, the painter Arthur Pinajian. Includes drafts of "Wash Me Home Mama," "Storytime," "Daughters of Memory," "The Artist and His Mother," "The Paintings of Art Pinajian," and "The Naked and the Nude." There are also materials related to the writing classes Najarian taught at University of Hawaii, University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State.

Date:

1949 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Najarian, Peter -- 1940- -- Archives
Najarian, Peter -- 1940- -- Diaries
Najarian, Peter -- 1940- -- Correspondence
Armenian Americans
Authors, American -- California -- 20th century

Note:

PARTIALLY RESTRICTED COLLECTION. Portfolio 1 contains restricted student and personnel information and is sealed until 2078 per curator stipulation.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Peter Najarian papers, BANC MSS 2018/235, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift of Peter Najarian; 2018.
In English.
Associated collection: Peter Najarian at UCSD, 12-1-82 (University of California, San Diego, SPC-217/SPL-709)
Armenian-American writer, painter, and sculptor Peter Najarian (b. 1940) grew up in Union City, New Jersey. He graduated from Rutgers in 1958 and received his M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State in 1970. Najarian moved to Berkeley in 1971. He spent a few years in London as a fellow at the British Film Institute and a year as a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Yerevan in Armenia. Najarian has taught writing classes at many universities and published seven novels.

Type:

Diaries.

Physical Description:

print
10.2 (8

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2018/235 v.1
BANC MSS 2018/235 carton 1
BANC MSS 2018/235 carton 2
BANC MSS 2018/235 carton 3
BANC MSS 2018/235 carton 4
BANC MSS 2018/235 carton 5
BANC MSS 2018/235 carton 6
BANC MSS 2018/235 carton 7
BANC MSS 2018/235 carton 8
BANC MSS 2018/235
BANC MSS 2018/235

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

PARTIALLY RESTRICTED COLLECTION. Portfolio 1 contains restricted student and personnel information and is sealed until 2078 per curator stipulation.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.