Title:Rhyme & Reason Open Mike Series records, 1998-2000
Rhyme and Reason records
Creator/Contributor:Rhyme & Reason Open Mike Series (Berkeley, Calif.), creator
Creator/Contributor:Gatten, Joan McNair.
Contains the administrative records and materials from the open mike meetings. Administrative records include correspondence,
scheduling, agreement with the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum, grant paperwork, signups and biographies on
steering committee members. Open mike meeting materials include flyers, copy of the webpages, newspaper announcements, sign
up sheets, photographs, biographies and copies of works of the featured performers. Also includes a copy of Joan McNair Gatten's
webpages including her own poetry, information on Rhythm & Muse and the Rhyme & Reason journal of featured poets.
all open mike meetings.
Subject:Rhyme & Reason Open Mike Series (Berkeley, Calif.) -- Archives
American poetry -- 20th century -- California -- Berkeley
Poets, American -- California -- Berkeley
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Photographs
Web sites -- Poetry
Includes color photographs of featured performers and members.
Printed materials transferred to the Book Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Rhyme & Reason Open Mike Series emerged out of the campus-community outreach projects mandated by University of California,
Berkeley (UCB) Chancellor Berdahl and the Touch of the Poet. When Touch of the Poet left the UCB Art Museum, Joan Gatten spearheaded
another poetry series, the Rhyme & Reason Open Mike Series. The informal steering committee included Randy Fingland, Tim Nuveen,
Bob Beck, Mark States, Joan Gatten and later John Rowe and Dale Jensen. Rhyme & Reason met twice a month between Sept. 14,
1998 and Dec. 10, 2000. In 1999, Joan Gatten received the Chancellor's Community Service Award for campus-community outreach.
A new sister series, Rhythm & Muse Open Mike Series, which included poets and musicians, was started when Rhyme & Reason ended.
List of sound recordings shelved as Phonotape 3726 C Notes.
3 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
107 sound cassettes.
BANC MSS 2004/231 c
Phonotape 3726 C:1-107