Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

CORMAN MSS. III

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V. Miscellaneous

Box 96
  • Biographical information.
  • Addresses. Includes address book, index cards and lists of addresses
  • Business cards (5 folders):
  • C.C.S. "Premium homemade ice cream and fine snacks"
  • Japan
  • Other countries
  • Massachusetts
  • Other U.S.
  • Calendar. 1957
  • Course outline. For Corman's class "Language Imagination."
  • Financial. Includes bank books, receipts, etc.
  • Guggenheim Foundation Grant, 1981/82. Application and Corman's essay requesting grant.
Box 97
  • Poetry readings. Agreements, flyers. Also includes a guest book from Apr. 1991 reading in Tokyo
  • Radio program. List of guests and photocopy of Corman's essay on his radio program: "Communication: Poetry for Radio"
  • Sister City Corporation. Correspondence, contract, ledger page
  • Stamp collection album.
  • Clippings concerning the following (23 folders):
  • Corman
  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Art and architecture
  • Astronomy and Physics (4 folders)
  • Film
  • Linguistics
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Noh theatre
  • Science
  • Writers and poets (2 folders)
  • Writers and poets, individuals:
  • Duncan, Robert
  • Eliot, T.S.
  • Pound, Ezra
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Stevens, Wallace
  • Williams, William Carlos
  • Miscellaneous clippings
  • Printed. Miscellaneous printed items, tear sheets. Includes one folder concerning Buddhist chanting. (4 folders)
  • Audio recordings. Description taken from each box. Reel–to–reel are all ΒΌ". Reels range in size from 3" to 7". May not be used in present format.
  • 4 tracks, all conversation can be erased without loss. 14 Jan 1969, excuse the presuming upon our friendship – but what else can one do? Love – Cid,... (reel–to–reel). Includes notes
  • Gael Turnbull, 4 tracks...reading a selection of his poems and a section from BB's Briggflatts, received 2nd April 1968 (reel–to–reel). Includes notes
  • Personal talk, Bunting letter, Goacher story, Sept–Oct 1968 (reel–to–reel). Includes notes
  • Readings: Omar Pound/WCW/Windham Lewis [postmarked Nov. 6, 1968] (reel–to–reel). Includes notes
  • Bronk (reel–to–reel)
  • Paris improvisations, 1954–55, by Gael Turnbull (wire recording and reel–to–reel copy) (2 folders)
Box 98
  • Achilles Fang: Conversation in Cambridge w/Achilles; car ride – bring Mary home – Len, Sheila, Mary, Achilles. (cassette)
  • Dialogue = Fuji Kogo, 31 July 64 (reel–to–reel)
  • Goacher: 13–14 August 1975, tape recording – poetry (cassette)
  • Sunday November 24th 1968 Bright sunny day – starlings gorging on berries outside window; philodendrons drooping on sill. Dad insisting I stop smoking, finish his chaser and drink his ginger ale. 3 apples dying in the fridge. Is this IV or V? (reel–to–reel)
  • Track 1: The Bell, 18 June 68; Track 2: 30 "objective" poems, 19 June 1968; Track 3: The under; Track 4: The over (reel–to–reel)
  • Track 1: 14 poems, 9 Sept 68; Track 2: 24 poems, 4 Mar 1969; Track 3: 16 poems, 29 Apr 69; Track 4: 30 poems, 21 May 69 (reel–to–reel)
  • 3 tapes of GT [Gael Turnbull] and some of me left over. [1968–1969] (Three reel–to–reel)
  • 3 tracks (#3 empty), but apparently this tape has been sold to me after some usage! 19 May 1970 Cid to Gael [Turnbull]. Everything may be erased, of course. Back from GT on 28 June 70 (reel–to–reel)
  • [unidentified – postmarked 1971, from Leonard Corman to Cid and Shuzumi] (reel–to–reel)
  • Film. Moth–lite by Brakhage (8mm home movie). Description taken from box. May not be used in present format.

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