Title:Robert Edward Duncan papers, circa 1944-1966
Robert Duncan papers
Creator/Contributor:Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988, creator
Box 1. Letters written by Duncan, primarily to Robin Blaser, with a few addressed to Jack Spicer; a few letters written to
him; Christmas and birthday cards designed by him and Jess Collins, sent to Blaser; copy of his 1961 will; notes; miscellaneous
announcements; a few letters to and by Blaser. Box 2. Five notebooks; manuscripts of poems, primarily typescripts, sent to
Blaser; manuscripts of poems, collected under the following titles: A Book of Resemblances; Derivations; Letters; A Looking
Glass. Box 3. Manuscripts of poems collected under the following titles: The Opening of the Field; Roots and Branches; Selected
Poems; The Venice Poem; Duncan's translations of André Breton's Poèmes; manuscripts of plays and other writings; script for
Voice of America program in American poetry series, with Duncan; Oversize folder 1. Manuscript poem written for Robin Blaser
titled "Working too long at it;" program flyers.
Subject:Duncan, Robert -- 1919-1988 -- Archives
Jess -- 1923-2004
Voice of America (Organization)
Poets, American -- 20th century
English poetry -- Translations from French
American poetry -- 20th century
Copy of folder "Notebook #4, Venice Poem-with Duncan's note to Dear Friends," from Box 2: also available on microfilm with
call number BANC FILM 2053.
Robert Edward Duncan papers, BANC MSS 78/164 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from estate of Ethel Akers Robinson and from a fund established in memory of Frank Schwabacher; 1978.
Portrait transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1978.002--POR).
Related collection: Robert Duncan letters to Pauline Kael (BANC MSS 80/51 c).
Robert Edward Duncan was an American poet who spent most of his career in and around San Francisco. Though associated with
numerous literary traditions and schools, Duncan is often identified with the poets of the New American Poetry and Black Mountain
College. Duncan's mature work emerged in the 1950s in the literary context of Beat culture.
Type:Manuscripts for publication.
3 boxes and 1 oversize folder (1.25 linear feet)
1 microfilm reel : negative (BNEG Box 2191) and positive.
BANC FILM 2053
BANC FILM 3237
BANC MSS 78/164 c box 1
BANC MSS 78/164 c box 2
BANC MSS 78/164 c box 3
BANC MSS 78/164 c oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 78/164 c
BANC FILM 2053, etc.