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Angus MacLise papers, 1956-2010

Series II: Correspondence, 1973-1999

Series II is comprised of correspondence between Angus MacLise and his friends and family members, as well as Hetty MacLise's correspondence and correspondence addressed to Ira Cohen from various individuals. The letters are wide-ranging in their content, touching on family, artistic, and political concerns as well as business interactions and routine personal updates.

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Box 2 Folder 12 Briskin, J. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Paris, August 29, 1975.

7 leaves, 7 p. WITH: Original mailing envelope, addressed to Ira Cohen; holographic ms. text on rice paper headed with black ink rubbings/stamps, 1 leaf, 1 p.; holographic ms. on paper scrap with name/address of "Serge c/o Zaouch" in Paris; holographic ms. on silver cigarette package foil, "From the Sisterhood of Rue/Lipine[sp]/ Faith" with two red lipstick imprints; holographic ms. on silver cigarette package foil, "Dear Ira…for them: the boredom of the small community…Love: Vidhed"; 3.25" x 4.25" b&w photo print of Ira Cohen and Petra Vogt, with ms. inscription on verso in an unidentified hand reading "This photo of yours is being continually ordered by practically everybody as medicine against Depression! Love, A".


Box 2 Folder 12 [De Hauville], Olivia. Typed postcard signed to Angus MacLise. July 31, 1974.

Typed postcard, 2 p. (r/v).


Box 2 Folder 12 [DiPrima, Diane.] Autograph postcard to Angus [MacLise]., undated

First page of a letter to MacLise, written on the back of a small card of Persian artwork. Begins "Have not forgotten!" Text incomplete.


Box 2 Folder 12 [DiPrima, Diane.] Autograph postcard to Angus [MacLise]., undated

First page of a letter to MacLise, written on the back of a small card of Arabic artwork. Begins "I'm really happy that you like Loba…" Text incomplete.



Box 23 Folder 14 Kashi Ma to hetty MacLise and OKM, 1993/94

With 2 photographs included.



Box 2 Folder 12 Kong, Gail. Memorandum to CCLM members dated July 26, 1974.

One leaf, r/v. Mimeographed letter concerning submissions for the National Book Award for Poetry. With ms. annotation in the hand of Angus MacLise.


Box 2 Folder 12 MacLise, Angus. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen & Petra Vogt. New York, August 7, 1973.

1 leaf, 2 p. (r/v). Holographic ms. on aerogramme. The back of the aerogramme bears signed ms. messages from Don Snyder and Gerard Malanga.



Box 28 Folder 2 Note from John Chick to Richard Aaron re. business of selling prints (in decorated envelope), 1975



Box 23 Folder 12 MacLise, Angus. Autograph letter signed to Hetty MacLise. Nepal, August 1 & 2, 1976.

Concerns his health, money, and attempts to leave Nepal.


Box 23 Folder 12 MacLise, Angus. Autograph letter signed to his mother, Clare MacLise. Nepal, 1976.

Features Nepalese stamps on envelope; the address on envelope front is crossed out in red and handwritten notes in red read: "Retour / left Cyprus"; concerns her health and whereabouths of Hetty and OKM..



Box 2 Folder 12 MacLise, Clare. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Turkey, June 23, 1978.

1 leaf (r/v). A letter to Angus MacLise from his mother.



Box 28 Folder 7 MacLise, Clare. Memo to Ossian.

Removed from Hetty MacLise, Diary, 1989.


Box 28 Folder 8 MacLise, Clare. Two letters to Hetty MacLise. Turkey, 1988

Removed from Hetty MacLise, Diary, 1989.



Box 2 Folder 12 MacLise, Clare. Autograph letter signed to Angus [MacLise]. [No place, undated ]., undated

1 leaf. A letter to Angus MacLise from his mother.


Box 2 Folder 12 [MacLise, Hetty.] Poem beginning "Marvel/how beauty outside". Dordogne, France, June 27, 1978.

Holographic ms. poem on aerogramme addressed in ms. to Angus MacLise on verso.


Box 2 Folder 13 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to "Brugh" [i.e. Angus MacLise]. Dordogne, France, /010/[no year].

Ms. letter, 4 p. on 2 leaves of lined notebook paper.


Box 2 Folder 13 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Dordogne, France, February28, 1976.

Ms. letter on aerogramme, r/v, addressed in ms. to Angus MacLise on verso.


Box 2 Folder 13 [MacLise, Hetty.] Autograph letter signed to Angus [MacLise]. St. Marcellin, France,, undated

4 p. on 2 leaves of white paper.


Box 2 Folder 13 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Dordogne, France, March22, [1976].

Ms. letter on aerogramme, r/v, addressed in ms. to Angus MacLise on verso


Box 2 Folder 13 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. November 16, 1980.

11 leaves, 11 p. Holographic ms. including 5 p. letter dated "September end of/no October beginning of same." 2 p. letter dated "November 8". 4 p. poem by HM beginning "And did you lie upon that lonely bed my love." Original envelope addressed in ms. to Ira Cohen, address w/rubber stamp on verso, "May um Karma Samtin Drolma/Hetty, Countess of Llanigon/c/o the Venerable Tengar Tulku/Genral Post Office Box No. 891/Kathmandu/Kingdom of Nepal."


Box 2 Folder 13 [MacLise, Hetty.] May um K. Samten Drolma [i.e. Hetty MacLise.] Autograph letter signed to the Ven. Sangyes Nienpa Tulku Rimpoche [i.e. Ossian MacLise]. Esher, Surrey, England, March 23, 1977.


Box 2 Folder 13 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. Kathmandu, July 23, 1995.



Box 22 Folder 3 MacLise, Hetty. Letters and cards (22) to Shiv Mirabito, 1995-2007

With envelopes, drawings, and artwork. Includes 15 photocopies of Mirabito's letters and emails to Hetty MacLise, as well as one origilan postcard, along with photocopies of several news articles and online pieces.



Box 2 Folder 13 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to "Og" [i.e. Angus MacLise]. Amsterdam, September 4, 1978.

Ms. letter, 6 p. on 3 leaves of lined notebook paper.


Box 2 Folder 13 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Dordogne, France, July 12, 1978.


Box 2 Folder 13 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Amsterdam, August 13, 1978.



Box 22 Folder 9 MacLise, Hetty. Letters, etc. relating to HM's petition for a United States green card.

Includes: Three sets of papers issued by the Civil Court of New York; 2 letters to the law firm of Wormer, Kiely, Galef, and Jacobs (one typewritten, the other a photocopy of a handwritten letter); one handwritten note from the New York State Division of Parole; one affidavit by HM (here named Mary Catherine McGee); one application to theU.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, not filled in; one set of 1994 New York State resident taxforms, not filled in; one set of photocopies realting to a 1968 arrest in Oklahoma (66 pages).



Box 2 Folder 13 MacLise, Ossian. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Isère, France, March8, 1978.


Box 2 Folder 13 [MacLise, Ossian.] Autograph letter signed to [Angus MacLise.] [No place, undated .], undated

Ms. letter on one leaf of white paper. Begins "It was nice to hear from you and get the photos."



Box 28 Folder 9 [MacLise, Ossian.] Five letter to Hetty MacLise, 1988/89

Removed from Hetty MacLise , Diary, 1989



Box 2 Folder 13 MacLise, Ossian. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. [France, undated .], undated


Box 2 Folder 13 MacLise, Ossian. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Saint-Maricellin, France, May 27, 1978.


Box 2 Folder 13 MacLise, Ossian. Autograph letter signed to [Angus MacLise.] [No place,] March30, [no year.]

Ms. letter with small watercolor painting at bottom and ms. notes on verso.


Box 2 Folder 14 [Bernstein], Jeff. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Lagunitas, CA, February 17, 1976.

1 leaf, 2 p. (r/v). Questions regarding music and a shipment of paper.


Box 2 Folder 14 Bowman, Brice/Bowman Trading Co. Typed letter signed to Angus MacLise. New York, February13, 1976.

2 leaves, 2 p. Typescript on letterhead stationery. Discussion of paper prices, commissions etc.


Box 2 Folder 14 [MacLise], Angus. Autograph note signed to Ira Cohen. [Unidentified place, undated ]., undated

Holographic ms. in purple pencil on one leaf of rice paper. "Dear Ira--I seem to have the sleeping/sickness!"


Box 2 Folder 14 [MacLise], Angus. Autograph note signed to Ira Cohen. [Unidentified place, undated ], undated

. Holographic ms. in blue ink on 6" x 3.5" paper fragment. "Dear Ira--GuessI got here late, to say the least--1:30."


Box 2 Folder 14 MacLise, Angus. Autograph letter signed to Brice Bowman, Bowman Trading Co. Kathmandu, Nepal, [after February11 1976].

1 leaf, 2 p. (r/v), with original mailing envelope. Holographic ms. letter written on the verso of a typescript letter from Brice Bowman to Angus MacLise dated Feb 11, 1976. MacLise's ms. response continues on both recto and verso of envelope in which Bowman's original letter was mailed. Discussion of paper shipments.


Box 2 Folder 14 MacLise, Angus. Autograph letter signed to Brice Bowman, Bowman Trading Co. Kathmandu, Nepal,, undated

1 leaf, folded to 4 p. Discussion of paper shipments and prices.


Box 2 Folder 14 MacLise, Angus. Autograph letter signed to Leonard Zorzi. [Nepal, undated ]., undated

2 leaves, 2 p. Holographic ms. on rice paper with addressed, unmailed envelope. "Sorry to be so long in answering but I've been scouting the mountain villages east of here for paper."


Box 2 Folder 14 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Kathmandu, Nepal, August 23, 1976.

Holographic ms. on 12.75" x 9.85" rice paper. 1 leaf, 2 p. (r/v).


Box 2 Folder 14 Zorzi, Leonard. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Guelph, Ont., Canada, March7, 1976.

1 leaf, 2 p. Holographic ms in red ink on lined notebook paper. Discussion of paper prices.


Box 2 Folder 15 Aaron, Richard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. Valais, Switzerland, May 10, 1975.

3 leaves, 3 p. on Am Here Books letterhead. Discussion of which titles to send for sale via the store, updates on other books.


Box 2 Folder 15 Cheng, Ching Ho. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, November 13, 1977.

1 leaf, 2 p. (r/v) on Chelsea Hotel letterhead stationery. Discussion of recent events: "The Gods must be with us to put us in the least prestigious and most inaccessible museum in New York -- the Bronx Museum." WITH: original envelope and two 3.5" x 4.5" color snapshots of Ira Cohen and an unidentified woman.


Box 2 Folder 15 [Cohen, Ira.] Autograph envelope signed to Lynne Tillman & Bill Levy. Kathmandu, [Undated .]

Empty rice paper envelope addressed in ms., with added rubber stamp decorations.


Box 2 Folder 15 Conrad, Tony. Printout of e-mail to "Tim" . June 22, 1999.

Computer printout, 2 leaves, 2 p. Memories of Angus MacLise.


Box 2 Folder 15 MacLise, Angus. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. [Unidentified place, undated ]., undated

1 leaf, 2 p. Holographic ms. in black ink. "I think you have my shoes and I have yours."


Box 2 Folder 15 MacLise, Angus. Autograph letter signed to Don Snyder. London, UK, October 7, 1977.

1 leaf, 2 p., with original mailing envelope (addressed in ms.). Holographic ms. with calligraphic artwork on verso. Discussion of past year's events.


Box 2 Folder 15 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. Kathmandu, May 22, 1995.

1 leaf, 2 p., with original mailing envelope. Holographic ms. in black ink on Ambasciata D'Italia letterhead.


Box 2 Folder 15 MacLise, Ossian. Autograph postcard signed to Ira Cohen. Kathmandu, /010/21, 1997.

1 leaf, 1 p. Holographic ms. in blue ink on verso of postcard bearing Indian mythological figure on recto.


Box 2 Folder 15 "Mcl" [Michael McClure]. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. San Francisco, /010/23, 1984.

1 leaf, 2 p. Holographic ms. on verso of 16.5" x 11" poster for a benefit for Julian Beck held at the Art Institute on /010/5, [1984.] Concerning the event, which featured Diane DiPrima, Lawrence Ferlinghtetti, Michael McClure & Harold Norse. With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 15 Melvin,, L. Rebecca Johnson (Associate Librarian, Special Collections, University of Delaware). Typed letter signed to Hanon Reznikov. Newark, DE, June 14, 2005.

5 leaves, 5 p. Discussion of how best to obtain book "Labyrinth of the Imagination". With postcard for University of Delaware exhibit "Literature Reimagined" attached to letter with paper clip.



Box 23 Folder 17 Shiv Mirabato letters to Ossian MacLise and Julia Lawless

Includes three printed letters and emails; a print of an online order by Julia Lawless for Tibetan incense; a cuspomer copy of a USPS Customs Declaration form for shipping of incense to London; a January 3, 1984 article on Ossian MacLise in theNational Enquirer



Box 2 Folder 15 Vega, Janine Pommy. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. Willow, NY, August 16, 1979.

2 leaves, 2 p. Typescript with holographic notations and signature. Letter and poem "Re-entry (for Angus MacLise)." With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 15 "Winst". Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. May 12, 1977.

2 leaves, 2 p. total. 1 page letter noting receipt of Cohen's books and notes on upcoming events. 1 page flier for "Gay Sunshine", a reading at Glide Memorial Church, San Francisco. With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 15 [Zepher], Joe. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. San Francisco, November 30, 1981.

1 leaf, 2 p. (r/v). Two printed poems (photocopy) by Ira Cohen on verso. WITH: two 6" x 6.5" drawings in black ink and original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 16 [Baarslag, Lee.] Bernie and Nancy Hausner. Invitation to an exhibit of paintings and drawings by Lee Baarslag. October 29 [1977 or 1983].

4-p. booklet with "Mrs. Cohen" added in ms. Illustration of bird headed female figure on first page.


Box 2 Folder 16 Andreas Brown. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. [New York], August 4, 1970.

3.25" x 5.5" yellow card. Typescript note, "Received from Ira Cohen one carton of literary papers to be inventories and appraised for purchase." Gotham Book Mart name/address printed on verso.


Box 2 Folder 16 Cheng, Ching Ho. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, /010/24, 1977.

2 leaves, 3 p. on Chelsea Hotel letterhead stationery. Updates from NYC. With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 16 Cohen, Ira. Autograph letter signed to Charlie [_____]. February23, 1993.


Box 2 Folder 16 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. November 22, 1977.


Box 2 Folder 16 [Musser,] James [Perry]. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. Forest Knolls, CA, April 19, 1989.

Holographic ms. on Skyline Books letterhead stationery. With original envelope. Discussing sale of Burroughs photo, money questions.


Box 2 Folder 16 Young, La Monte. Typed letter signed to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 1978.

Photocopy of typed letter, 1 leaf, 2 p. LMY writing in support of Angus MacLise being awarded a grant. With ms. additions.


Box 2 Folder 17 Cohen, Ira. Typed letter signed to Eddie Woods. [Kathmandu], June 28, 1979.

Photocopy of a typed letter, 1 leaf, 1 p. Describing last days of Angus MacLise. (2 copies)


Box 2 Folder 17 Ludvigsens, Jacob, Redaktionstjenesten. Typed letter signed to Angus MacLise. Copenhagen, October 2, 1977.

1 leaf, 1 p. Typescript on letterhead stationery discussing possibilities of Danish publication etc.


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Angus. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. [Cyprus]., undated

1 leaf, 1 p. Holographic ms. in black ink on postcard. B & W print of dervishes on recto. Discussion of upcoming travels, etc.


Box 2 Folder 17 [MacLise, Angus] Autograph letter to "The Editor of the Politiken.", undated

1 leaf, 1 p. Holographic ms. on verso of printed Tibetan mythological drawing. "I was led to believe by Mr. Nystad, one of your editors, that I would be receiving 600 Kroner in the mail by this Monday last…" Page ends in partial sentence, remainder of letter missing.


Box 2 Folder 17 [MacLise, Clare Mary]. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Girne-Kirbris via Mersin, Turkey, July 6, 1977.

1 leaf, 1 p. Holographic ms. on ruled notepad paper. Personal updates, signed "Mother." With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 17 [MacLise, Clare Mary]. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Girne-Kirbris via Mersin, Turkey, March14, 1978.

1 leaf, 2 p. Holographic ms. on ruled notepad paper. Birthday message, hoping the family is all well. Signed "Much love, Mother." With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise. Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. Woodstock, NY, March8, 1994.

1 leaf, 1 p. Holographic ms. on card with illustration of Winnie the Pooh. "one thing I do not/wonder about -- ever--/is that you had a /saintly -- good and lovely / Mother and I remember her/ with love."


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. Woodstock, NY, November 11, 1994.

1 leaf, 2 p. Photocopied illustration of Nepalese dancers on recto with holographic ms."for dearest Ira/ with love from Hetty." Untitled poem beginning "The hunters did not shoot the white deer" on the verso.


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. Goa, India. January 15, 2000.


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London, September 4, 2000.

1 leaf, 1 p. on postcard. Holographic ms., personal updates. "Nepal was, if anything, dirtier and more congested than ever but still clings precariously to some of its old charm."


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London, "Full Moon in May " 2003.

2 leaves, 3 p. on stationery. Holographic ms. with stamps etc., third page "A Poem by Hetty." Dated January 2003. With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London, November 11, 2004.

1 leaf, 2 p. Holographic ms. on paper with reproduction of photo of Tibetan Terrier and information regarding in upper right corner. Discussion of new plan launched by "old bewhiskered oraclecists."


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London, December 10, 2007.

1 leaf, 1 p. Holographic ms. on Christmas card. Original envelope.


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London,, undated

1 leaf, 1 p. Holographic ms. on paper with printed drawing of elephant, upper right. Discussing William Blake.


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London,, undated


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London, December 11, 2001.

1 leaf, 2 p. Holographic ms. on Christmas card. With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. March14, [no year].

1 leaf, 2 p. Holographic ms. on exterior of small envelope. "My darling, Happy Birthday/ I have nothing else of value to give you for your birthday except my undying love." With sealing wax stamp on verso.


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. Dordogne, March7, 1978.


Box 2 Folder 17 [MacLise, Hetty]. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. France, April 18, 1978.

1 leaf, 1 p. Holographic ms. on postcard, personal updates. B & W print of person with goat on recto.


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London, January 14, 2004.


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Mary McGee. [Nepal, undated ]., undated

1 leaf, 2 p. on decorative notecard. Discussing move from the south to "the eternal hills," new surroundings, birthday wishes.


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to "Darling Norvy." [1993].


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty and Ossian MacLise. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen., undated


Box 2 Folder 17 MacLise, Hetty and Ossian MacLise. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen., undated

1 leaf, 1 p. Holographic ms. on verso of postcard, 'Rainbow Body Padmasambhav." Original envelope bears rubber stamps in red ink.


Box 2 Folder 18 Malanga, Gerard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, March20, 1981.

Typescript on personal stationery of GM discussing photocopies of IC's correspondence. Enclosure: 7 leaves, 7 p. of aforementioned photocopies. Original envelope.


Box 2 Folder 18 Malanga, Gerard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, September 17, 1981.

1 leaf, 1 p. Typescript on personal stationery of GM. Discussing need for money and Panjandrum Press not being right for Angus's work. Original envelope.


Box 2 Folder 18 Malanga. Gerard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, September 17, 1988.

2 leaves, 2 p. Typescript on personal stationery of GM. Draft listing of contents for proposed 2-volume Angus MacLise Collected Works. Original envelope w/holographic notes on recto.


Box 2 Folder 18 Malanga, Gerard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, February11, 1981. 12 leaves, 12 p.

Typescript on personal stationery of GM, 1 p., and 11 p. photocopies of material by Angus MacLise and Lionel Ziprin. Original envelope with typed mailing label and holographic notes on recto and verso.


Box 2 Folder 18 Malanga, Gerard. To Ira Cohen. New York, November 24, 1981.

6 leaves, 6 p. Photocopies of earlier letters, postcards etc. to Gerard Malanga from Ira Cohen. Original envelope.


Box 2 Folder 18 McNeil, Legs. Autograph postcard signed to Ira Cohen. San Francisco, November 30, 1990.

1 leaf, 1 p. Autograph letter signed on postcard. Discussion of Jack Smith/Flaming Creatures.


Box 2 Folder 18 Redestou, Vagos. Typed postcard signed to Angus MacLise. Athens, Greece, September 7 1977.


Box 2 Folder 18 "Words," Temple Press. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. Brighton, UK, June 13, 1990. 1 leaf, 1 p.

Typescript on gray letterhead stationery describing accompanying contracts to be signed by Ossian MacLise, and advances to soon arrive.


Box 2 Folder 18 "Words," Temple Press. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. Brighton, UK, September 18, 1991. 1 leaf, 1 p. Typescript on white letterhead stationery describing possible forthcoming readings, personal updates.


Box 2 Folder 18 Ziprin, Lionel. Autograph postcard signed to Ira Cohen. New York, April 1 1981.


Box 2 Folder 18 Ziprin, Lionel. Autograph postcard signed to Ira Cohen. New York, March, 1981.


Box 2 Folder 18 Ziprin, Lionel. Autograph postcard signed to Ira Cohen. New York, March 1981.

Holographic ms. on postcard with stickers. "Hetty started on/the organ and/Angus on the kettle/drum and that's how/That near blood/rite in the Synogoge[sic]/got started."


Box 2 Folder 18 Ziprin, Lionel. Autograph postcard signed to Ira Cohen. New York, July 31, 1981.


Box 2 Folder 18 Ziprin, Lionel. Autograph postcard signed to Ira Cohen. New York, March12, 1981.


Box 2 Folder 18 Ziprin, Lionel. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, April [12], 1981.

Holographic ms. on postcard with stickers, drawings, and short message including "Happy Passover."


Box 2 Folder 18 Ziprin, Lionel. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. March 20, 1981.


Box 2 Folder 18 Keith [___]. Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise. [UK, undated ]., undated

1 leaf, 2 p. Holographic ms. on verso of postcard. Printed poem by Charles Olson, "Move Over" on recto.


Box 2 Folder 18 Tom [___]. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. Oakland, CA, September 22, 1979. ]


Box 2 Folder 18 [Unidentified author]. Typed card to Angus MacLise., undated


Box 2 Folder 19 ASA Productions. Mailing envelope addressed to Don Snyder. Glen Ellen, CA, January 14, 1977.


Box 2 Folder 19 CAPS [Creative Artists Public Service Program]. Typed letter to Angus MacLise c/o Don Snyder. New York, May 25, 1983.

4 leaves, 7 p. "Dear Artist" form letter asking recipient to support efforts to prevent defunding of arts projects, with attendant material. Original envelope.


Box 2 Folder 19 Cohen, Ira. Envelope addressed to Don Snyder. [Undated .]

8.15" x 11" rice paper envelope with print of Cohen on upper left. Addressed in ms. to Snyder.


Box 2 Folder 19 Cohen, Ira. Autograph letter signed to Michael Rothenberg. [New York], undated

Color photocopy, 1 leaf, 1 p. Front cover ofThe Subliminal Reportbearing holographic inscription in the hand of Ira Cohen beginning "for Michael Rothenberg -- Xerox of Original Rice Paper Edition sans black tissue endpapers…"


Box 2 Folder 19 [Hertz], Uri. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. San Francisco, February14, 1982.


Box 2 Folder 19 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London, March20, 2004.

1 leaf, 1 p. Holographic ms. on photocopy paper. Illustration of trees in green wash and pen in upper right corner. Enclosure: 4.25" x 4.35" glossy photo of artwork (by/of) Hetty MacLise, fading holographic signature and date. Original envelope.


Box 2 Folder 19 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London., undated

1 leaf, 1 p. Holographic ms. Illustration of Tibetan Terrier in upper right corner. "Having arrived at a ripe old age I have come to the conclusion that a circle is a figure with no corners and only one side."


Box 2 Folder 19 Malanga, Gerard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, August 16, 2001.

1 leaf, 1 p. Invitation to co-edit "Diaries of the Radar: The Selected Poetry of Angus MacLise." Original envelope.


Box 2 Folder 19 Moore, Bob. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. [Dayton, OH], July 28, 1989.

Photocopy, 5 leaves, 5 p. Cover letter noting problems with editors, accompanying material, possibility of using MacLise/Julian Beck material, two page review of the MacLise Memorial Concert, 2 poems by Moore.


Box 2 Folder 19 Post Mortem Productions. Mailing envelope addressed to Ira Cohen. Brookline, MA, /010/19, 1990 and January 25, 1991., /010/19, 1990


Box 2 Folder 19 Susan_______. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. [New York]., undated

1 leaf, 2 p. Holographic ms. in MOMA card of Pollock's "Lavender Mist: Number 1, 1950." Interior message: "Dear Ira/ Here's the $100 I owe for the photograph/and an extra $100 which I know is always/useful./Hope to see you soon. Sorry I was so tired the other night./ Love, Susan." Holographic list of names on verso of card in red ink in hand of Ira Cohen, noting "Copies of Angus CD -- INVASION -- given or sent", followed by list of names in black and red ink.


Box 2 Folder 19 "Words," Temple Press. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. Brighton, Sussex, May 6, 1992.

7 leaves, 7 p. Cover letter from Words (editor of Temple Press) explaining accompanying sales figures, royalty statement, copies of reviews ofRatio: 3.Original envelope.


Box 2 Folder 19 [Unidentified author]. Email printout to "Vinnie Ray". July 12, 1999.

Computer printout, 1 leaf, 1 p. Listing credits for the Siltbreeze CDInvasion of the Thunderbolt Pagoda. With holographic corrections in green ink.



Box 17 Alsop, Ian. Mailing bag addressed in ms. to Ira Cohen. 1982.

beige cotton bag, 10" x 14.5"



Box 2 Folder 20 Berler, Andrew (Creative Artists Program Serivice, [sic] Inc.). Typed contract signed to Angus MacLise. New York, March8, 1974.

Photocopy of typed and signed original, 1 leaf, 1 p.


Box 2 Folder 20 [Ford,] Charles [Henri]. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen and Petra Vogt. Kathmandu, March28, 1973.

1 leaf, 2 p. (r/v). Holographic ms. in blue ink on carbon paper. Lunch invitation, apologies for having left quickly the day before.


Box 2 Folder 20 Hodes, Barnet (Cassandra Foundation). Typed letter signed to Angus MacLise c/o Ira Cohen. Chicago, IL, December 1, 1970.

1 leaf, 1 p. Typescript on letterhead stationery. Informing AM he has been awarded $2000 from the Foundation.


Box 2 Folder 20 Houston, Jean (Director, The Foundation for Mind Research.) Typed letter signed "TO WHOM IT May CONCERN." May 10, 1971.

1 leaf, 1 p. Noting that AM is the recipient of a grant from the Foundation and that any "assistance accorded him will be appreciated."


Box 2 Folder 20 Houston, Jean (Director, The Foundation for Mind Research.) Typed letter signed "TO WHOM IT May CONCERN." January 3, 1973.


Box 2 Folder 20 Kong, Gail. Typed letter signed to Angus MacLise. New York, June 28, 1974.


Box 2 Folder 20 Kumar, A. (Elkay Exporters). Typed letter signed to Brice Bowman, Associate of Mr. Angus MacLise. New Delhi, India, April 24, 1978.

1 leaf, 1 p. Typescript on Elkay telegram letterhead rice paper with holographic notes . Three holes in paper.


Box 2 Folder 20 MacLise, Angus. Envelope addressed to Ed Sanders. 1974.

Photocopy of mailing envelope, 1 leaf, 1 p.


Box 2 Folder 20 [MacLise, Angus.] Autograph note to "Doug." [Undated .]

On cover of catalog from Samuel Weiser Inc.


Box 2 Folder 20 [MacLise, Hetty.] Autograph letter to Angus "of the Brugh"[MacLise]. [Undated .]

Holographic ms. on rice paper folded once, woodblock of swan by "Sidney." 1 leaf, folded to 4 p. Discussing health of "Sachu."


Box 2 Folder 20 [Unidentified author]. Typed letter to Ira Cohen and Petra Vogt. [India] January 14, 1974.


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty & Ossian. Autograph postcard signed to Ira Cohen. Woodstock, NY, October 4, 1991.


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. Kathmandu, December 11, 1983.


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. Kathmandu, September 25, 1996. 2 leaves, 4 p. (r/v).

Holographic ms. on ruled paper with printed floral illustrations. Discussing political situation in Nepal, Communists replaced after six months. With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London/Nepal, August 2 1997. (Mailed from Nepal).

1 leaf, 2 p. (r/v). Regarding the recent death of Allen Ginsberg, "morning someone phones me about Bill (Burrows[sic] not Barker) I have not confirmed this yet." With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London, November 7, 1997.

2 leaves, 4 p. (r/v). Holographic ms. on blue paper. Discusses move from Nepal to London, how dreadful the former has become and how she plans to never return. Small drawing of naked girl in upper right corner of first page. With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph postcard signed to Ira Cohen. London, 1998. 1 leaf, 1 p.

Holographic ms. on verso of 6" x 4" postcard with b&w photo entitled "Himalayan Pilgrim" by Brian Beresford. Marked "Returned to Sender."


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London, February25, 1999.

1 leaf, 1 p. Holographic ms. on verso of photocopied flier designed by HM for theatrical presentation, "The Warp." Personal updates on her attempts to return to the US. Enclosure: 3.65" x 8' fold-out blue card for "The Warp," dates of presentation at The Off Stage, 37 Chalk Farm Rd., Camden Town, London. "24 hours of mind-blowing theater" directed by Ken Campbell. With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph postcard signed to Ira Cohen. London, April 1, 2005.


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty & Ossian. Autograph postcard signed to Ira Cohen. [India], August 7, 1980.


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph postcard signed to Ira Cohen. [Nepal], December [1996].


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London, May 20, 1999.

1 leaf, 1 p. Holographic ms. on verso of postcard of The Potala, Lhasa, Tibet. Updates on attempts to return to US. Reference in text to inclusion of flier for "The Warp," not found in envelope or separately. With original large tan mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. [London, undated, ca 2004]., undated


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. [London, undated ]., undated


Box 2 Folder 21 MacLise, Hetty. Autograph letter signed to Ira Cohen. London, May [1, no year].

( 1 leaf, 2 p. (r/v). 8.25" x 3.25" strip of white paper w/illustration of face of the Buddha at top of recto. Holographic ms., personal updates. "Here is a print of my first etching in 33 years." Print not present.)


Box 2 Folder 21 Malanga, Gerard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, March25, 1979.

1 leaf, 1 p. Addressed to IC c/o Sharada Printing, Kathmandu. Typescript request for contribution to forthcoming Piero Heliczer festschrift, note that he is sending a similar letter via another addressee to be sure he receives it. WITH: Gerard Malanga. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, March25, 1979. 1 leaf, 1 p. Addressed to IC c/o Harry Hoogstraaten, Amsterdam. Similar plea for contribution to festschrift. Together in a single original mailing envelope (forwarded to Nepal from Amsterdam).


Box 2 Folder 21 Malanga, Gerard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen, New York, April 8, 1979.

1 leaf, 1 p. Typescript invitation to contribute to upcoming festshrift, with note that he hasn't heard from Angus. "Please get on his case."


Box 2 Folder 21 Malanga, Gerard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen, New York, May 11, 1979.

1 leaf, 1 p. Typescript. "It's too late, Ira, to scratch that poem of yrs to Angus out of the issue, and then again, I had selected it not because I thought it to be one of your all-time best works but was simply trying to convey a sense of commaradie[sic] and to fill in the gap that Angus out of his own selfish pride or whatever had caused and also created much anxiety at this end. Angus really busted my chops. I forgive but I don't forget." With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 21 Malanga, Gerard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen, New York, July 27, 1979.

1 leaf, 1 p. Typescript. References to letters/cards sent in the preceding month regarding Angus MacLise's death. "In my letter to you I inquired about who now becomes Angus's literary executer[sic] as Angus was in the habit of strewning[sic] his mss with friends all over NYC and other places no doubt." With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 21 Malanga, Gerard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, August 24, 1979.

1 leaf, 1 p. Typescript. "I thank you for your detailed feedback regarding my query into Angus's death. It all seems such a stupid loss, considering that there could have been a fighting chance on his part for his own survival, but it seems--evaluating the circumstances on hand--that one's will-power to die, to want to die, to 'throw in the towel,' like they say, took precedent." With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 21 Malanga, Gerard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, December 23, 1979.


Box 2 Folder 21 Malanga, Gerard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, February1, 1980.

2 leaves, 2 p. Typescript. Noting that Hetty has authorized him and Dia has commissioned him to put together the Angus ms. "I am well aware of the fact that the bulk of your MacLise archive is in Kathmandu.". With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 21 Malanga, Gerard. Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, February20, 1980.

1 leaf, 1 p. Typescript bringing Angus book project up-to-date, concerns of Hetty MacLise over possibly lost suitcase containing "several tapes by Angus." With original mailing envelope.


Box 2 Folder 21 Malanga, Gerard. Typed letter signed to Angus MacLise. New York, January 4, 1979.

4 leaves, 4 p. Typescript cover letter requesting Angus's contribution to festschrift for Piero Heliczer. 3 p. of photocopies, two from "original Dead Language brochure" and the third a picture of the Velvet Underground w/Angus originally inRolling Stone, March22, 1979.


Box 2 Folder 21 "Words" (Temple Press Limited). Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. Brighton, Sussex, August 28, 1990.


Box 2 Folder 21 "Marney." Autograph letter signed to Angus MacLise., undated

Holographic ms. on 10.75" x 10" thin paper signed "Marney." With 9" x 12" manila file folder with ms. label "Marney's letter to Angus & Ira" on tab. Ms. note on folder: "Nothing here of interest/DS" [i.e. Don Snyder].


Box 2 Folder 21 "Robin"/"R.J.R." Typed letter signed to Ira Cohen. New York, May 16, 1989.

1 leaf, 2 p. (r/v). Typescript, untitled poem beginning "Angus Entered the Space." Holographic ms. on top of recto: "To Eugene" and, at bottom margin, "R.J.R. 5/16/89." Holographic ms. on verso: "Dear ira/thanks again./another great evening/with the master./ Love/Robin xxx." With original mailing envelope.



Box 12 MacLise, Hetty. ALS to Angus MacLise. Kathmandu, Nepal. August 20, 1976.

Holographic ms. on 2 leaves of 14.75" x 9.25" rice paper, 2 p. With original mailing envelope. "…I think you have made a mistake in going to America."



Box 3 Folder 1 [Alsop, Ian.] Envelop addressed to Henk U. D. Does. Envelope containing approximately six unbound copies of Poems From the Cosmic Crypt by Ira Cohen. WITH: A manila folder containing approximately 3 additional unbound copies.