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Robert Hawley correspondence : Kensington, Calif., 1970-2011.
BANC MSS 2011/235 box 1
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Robert Hawley correspondence: Kensington, Calif., 1970-2011


Hawley, Robert, 1929-, creator, correspondent.


Hanna, Archibald, 1916-2010, correspondent.


Dillon, Richard H., correspondent.


Campo, Allan, correspondent.


Hawley, Dorothy, correspondent.


Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library


Contains handwritten and typescript correspondence to an antiquarian bookseller and poetry publisher in California and his wife. Includes letters and publications from Archibald Hanna, the curator of the Western Americana collection at Yale University concerning book collecting, publishing activities of Oyez Press, and personal regards. Some correspondence from Hanna is on letterhead stationery of The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University Library. Also includes a copy of the booklet, "Every Man His Own Biographer" (inscribed to Hawley), and a published article, "Scholars as Enemies of Books", both written by Hanna. Also includes typescript notes and postcards rom Dick [i.e. Richard H.] Dillon and one greeting card from the Rodriguez [?] family traveling in Central America.


1970 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-us-ct
Hawley, Robert -- 1929- -- Correspondence
Hanna, Archibald -- 1916-2010 -- Correspondence
Dillon, Richard H -- Correspondence
Campo, Allan -- Correspondence
Hawley, Dorothy -- Correspondence
Oyez (Firm)
Antiquarian booksellers -- California
Publishers and publishing -- California
Book collecting -- California
Book collectors -- California
Book collectors -- Connecticut


Robert Hawley correspondence : Kensington, Calif., BANC MSS 2011/235, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Robert Hawley; 2000 ; 2011.
Related collection: Mary Fabilli correspondence with Dorothy and Robert Hawley (BANC MSS 95/127).
Robert Hawley was born in 1929 in Stockbridge, Wisconsin. By 1957, Hawley was in Berkeley, California, working as a bookseller specializing in Western Americana at the Holmes Book Company. In 1964, Robert Hawley and Stevens van Strum started the Oyez Press by soliciting poems from noteworthy American poets to be published in a series of broadsides. In 1978, Hawley opened his own book shop, the Ross Valley Book Company, in Albany, California. Dorothy Hawley is Robert's wife.
Archibald Hanna, Jr., was the first curator of the Yale Collection of Western Americana. He joined the staff of the Yale University Library in 1949, when he was hired to help catalog the books and manuscripts given to Yale by William Robertson Coe. In 1952, he was named the inaugural William Robertson Coe Curator of Western Americana.
Richard Hugh Dillon was born January 16, 1924 in Sausalito, California. He served as an assistant librarian (1950-1953) and librarian (1953-1979) at the University of California, Berkeley and the Sutro Library, San Francisco. Dillon authored many articles and books on California.
In English.



Physical Description:

1 box (0.4 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2011/235 box 1



Related Item:

Every man his own biographer : Hanna, Archibald, : 1916-2010