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Philip Whalen papers, 1941-1979

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Abstract

Papers of Philip Whalen, American poet, novelist, and Zen Buddhist associated with the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance.

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Call No.: MS#1328
Bib ID 4079463 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Whalen, Philip
Title Philip Whalen papers, 1941-1979
Physical Description 8.34 linear feet (20 document boxes)
Language(s) English , Japanese .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 3 series.

Description

Summary

The Philip Whalen papers consist of correspondence, manuscripts of Whalen's poetry and prose (both published and unpublished), as well as a small number of publications and publishers' catalogs collected by Whalen.

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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Philip Whalen papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material

Philip Whalen Papers at the University of California Berkeley's Bancroft Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Papers processed Carrie Hintz 02/--/2010.

Finding aid written Carrie Hintz 02/--/2010.

Revision Description

2010-03-11 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American poetry -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beats (Persons) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Berrigan, Ted Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brown, Bill, 1918-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Di Prima, Diane Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Malanga, Gerard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
McClure, Michael Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rosenthal, Irving Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Snyder, Gary Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Whalen, Philip Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Philip Whalen was born in Portland, Oregon in 1923 and grew up in The Dalles-- a small town in Oregon on the Columbia River. Whalen wrote his first poems while a high school student in The Dalles, but he began to write more seriously and identify himself as a poet while serving in the Air Force during World War II. His position training radio operators left him with ample down time in which to read and to write poetry. After the war ended, Whalen intended to pursue his interests in Asian literature and languages at the University of California at Berkeley, but his economic circumstances required moving back to his family's home in Portland. Back in Portland, Whalen attended Reed College on the GI Bill where he studied English and creative writing, and learned calligraphy from Lloyd Reynolds, a professor of art history and creative writing. It was also at Reed that Whalen met and befriended two other young poets, Lew Welch and Gary Snyder. The three lived together in a Portland rooming house and shared an affinity for the poems of William Carlos Williams and the rhythmic prose of Gertrude Stein. Though they never considered themselves part of an artistic or poetic movement, the three young poets would become core members of the Beat Generation and usher in a new style of West Coast poetry known as the San Francisco Renaissance.

Though Whalen had been studying and writing poetry throughout college and for several years after graduating from Reed he published infrequently during the first few years of his career and was known mostly among other poets in San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest. It wasn't until his participation in the historic 1955 Six Gallery reading that he received national attention. The reading was organized to highlight the work being done by local San Francisco poets and was a major factor in bringing contemporary poetry, especially the work of the Beat poets, into the national cultural consciousness. The event, which was organized by Allen Ginsberg and hosted by Kenneth Rexroth, featured Whalen, Gary Snyder, Michael McClure and Philip Lamantia as well as Ginsberg, who read Howl for the first time at the event.

Whalen's fame grew after the Six Gallery reading and he sold several poems to significant literary journals such as the Evergreen Review before the publication of two major book of poems in 1960, Memoirs of an Interglacial Age and Like I Say. The momentum around the west coast beats that started picking up after the Six Gallery reading continued and became codified with the publication of Don Allen's anthology The New American Poetry, 1945-1960 by the Grove Press. This anthology featured a number of emerging poets and served as a virtual who's who of contemporary poetry, including Whalen, who contributed several poems to the volume. Whalen continued to publish regularly collections of poetry such as On Bear's Head: Selected Poems, Severance Pay: Poems 1967-1969, The Kindness of Strangers: Poems, 1969-1974 through the 1990s. He also wrote three novels- a loose trilogy comprised of Imaginary Speeches for a Brazen Head, You Didn't Even Try, and The Diamond Noodle.

In addition to being a poet, Whalen was also a devout Buddhist. He studied meditative practices and lived in Kyoto Japan in 1966 and 1967 writing immersing himself in Zen Buddhist practices. He was ordained at Zen Buddist priest in 1973 and rechristened Zenshin Ryufu, which means "Zen-mind-dragon-wind." He spent most of the later years of his life living in Zen Centers and monasteries, including a role as the abbot of a monastery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and at the Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco where he acted as abbot for the center and its associated AIDS hospice. He retired from his work as an active priest in 1996, but continued to write and publish poetry throughout the 1990s.

Philip Whalen died June 26, 2006.

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Series I: Correspondence, 1962-1979



Box 1 Folder 1 Abbott, Keith to Whalen, March-December, 1971 (2 letters), December, 1971


Box 1 Folder 2 Abbott, Ward to Whalen, 1968 May 28


Box 1 Folder 3 Allen, Tony to Whalen, undated


Allen, Donald to Whalen


Box 1 Folder 4 1963-1966 (3 letters), 1963-1966


Box 1 Folder 5 1967 January- September (8 letters), 1967


Box 1 Folder 6 1968 November (2 letters), 1968 November


Box 1 Folder 7 1969 September- December (4 letters), 1969


Box 1 Folder 8 1970 (6 letters), 1970


Box 1 Folder 9 1971 January- March, 1971


Box 1 Folder 10 1972-1973


Box 1 Folder 11 American Academy of Arts and Letters to Whalen, 1968


Box 1 Folder 12 American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, 1968


Box 1 Folder 13 Artisjus, 1966


Box 1 Folder 14 Aston, James to Whalen, 1968


Box 1 Folder 15 B., Wallace to Whalen, undated


Box 1 Folder 16 Baldwin, Geoffrey Rowan to Whalen, 1968


Box 1 Folder 17 Barrett, Neil to Whalen,1967 (3 letters), 1967


Box 1 Folder 18 Baynard, Ed to Whalen, [1968]


Box 1 Folder 19 Benedikt, Michael to Whalen, 1974 January 4


Box 1 Folder 20 Benello, George to Whalen, John Armstrong, and Gary Snyder, 1965 March 31


Box 1 Folder 21 Berkson, Bill to Whalen, 1969 February 3


Box 1 Folder 22 Berrigan, Alice Notley,1972-1973 (2 letters), 1972-1973


Box 1 Folder 23 Berrigan, Ted and Alice Notley to Whalen, 1972


Box 1 Folder 24 Berrigan, Ted to Whalen, 1967-1968

(includes draft of poem "Poem for Philip Whalen")


Box 1 Folder 25 Bertolino, James to Whalen,1968 andundated, 1968, undated


Box 1 Folder 26 Boucher, Paul to Whalen, 1968 August 29


Box 1 Folder 27 Brainard, Joe to Whalen, 1971 July -1972 April(6 letters), 1971 July


Box 1 Folder 28 Brinkman, Rolf Dieter,1968 (2 letters), 1968


Box 1 Folder 29 Brody, Jim to Whalen, 1968

(includes poem "War Poems Notation")


Box 1 Folder 30 Brown, William to Whalen,1964-1974 (9 letters), 1964-1974


Box 1 Folder 31 Brown, Zoe to Whalen,1966-1967 (3 letters), 1966-1967


Box 1 Folder 32 Brownstein, Michael to Whalen, 1972 April 13


Box 1 Folder 33 Burke, Clifford to Whalen, December 18, 1970

(includes poem "Quiet Return to San Francisco, Thanksgiving, 1970")



Box 2 Folder 1 Caen, Herb to Whalen, Gary Snyder, and John Armstrong, 1965 March 23


Box 2 Folder 2 Callahan, Bob to Whalen, 1973 May 30

(contains a Turtle Island Foundation catalog)


Box 2 Folder 3 Carey, Steve to Whalen,1966-1967 (2 letters), 1966-1967

(contains "I Will not Faint in the Market" and "Philip Whalen we Love you Come Home")


Carpenter, Dan to Whalen


Box 2 Folder 4 1966 andundated (10 letters), 1966, undated


Box 2 Folder 5 1967 (19 letters), 1967


Box 2 Folder 6 1969 (8 letters), 1969


Box 2 Folder 7 Carrell, Paul to Whalen, 1972 November 23


Box 2 Folder 8 Caufle, Don to Whalen, 1968 August 11-12


Clark, Tom to Whalen


Box 2 Folder 9 1966 (4 letters), 1966


Box 2 Folder 10 1967 (4 letters), 1967


Box 2 Folder 11 1969 (6 letters), 1969


Box 2 Folder 12 1969 October 26

(includes poem "Things About You")


Box 2 Folder 13 1971 September 16


Clements, Marshall to Whalen


Box 2 Folder 14 1968 (3 letters), 1968


Box 2 Folder 15 1970 July 27


Box 2 Folder 16 Committee on Poetry Statements on LeRoi Jones and Lenny Bruce,, 1964-1968


Box 2 Folder 17 Contemporary Films, 1968 May 8


Coolidge, Clark to Whalen


Box 2 Folder 18 Undated (5 letters), Undated


Box 2 Folder 19 1966-1973 (7 letters), 1966-1973


Corman, Cid to Whalen


Box 2 Folder 20 1967-1969 andundated (10 letters), 1967-1969, undated


Box 2 Folder 21 1970-1973 (19 letters), 1970-1973


Box 2 Folder 22 Corso, Gregory to Whalen, 1972 December 18


Box 2 Folder 23 Conze, Edward to Whalen, 1967 September 22


Box 2 Folder 24 Creeley, Robert to Whalen, 1967 November 23


Box 2 Folder 25 DaBoll, Irene and Ray to Whalen, 1965


Box 2 Folder 26 Danchick, Anita M. Benton to Whalen, 1968 November 5


Box 2 Folder 27 Deemer, Bill to Whalen,1966 andundated (7 letters), 1966, undated



Box 3 Folder 1 Denney, Randy to Whalen, 1968


Box 3 Folder 2 Detro, Gene to Whalen, 1974 July 21


Box 3 Folder 3 Dias, Robert Vas to Whalen, 1969 August 6


Box 3 Folder 4 Dilia to Whalen, 1966


Box 3 Folder 5 DiPrima, Diane to Whalen,1966-1972 (12 letters), 1966-1972


Box 3 Folder 6 Di Suvero, Victor M. to Whalen, 1965


Box 3 Folder 7 Dorfman, Elsa to Whalen, 1968 April 28


Box 3 Folder 8 Doss, Margot, 1968


Box 3 Folder 9 Drake, Albert to Whalen,1971 (2 letters), 1971


Box 3 Folder 10 Duerden, Richard to Whalen,1966-1970 (6 letters), 1966-1970


Box 3 Folder 11 Eckert, George, 1968 July 17


Box 3 Folder 12 Eigner, Larry to William Brown, undated


Box 3 Folder 13 Eshleman, Clayton to Whalen, 1971 December 18


Box 3 Folder 14 Eutsler, Lee to Whalen, 1968 January 28


Box 3 Folder 15 Factor, Don to Whalen, 1961 March 19


Box 3 Folder 16 Fagin, Larry to Whalen1970-1973 (12 letters), 1970-1973


Box 3 Folder 17 Fairbank, Alfred to Whalen, 1966 August 17


Box 3 Folder 18 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence to Whalen,1971-1973 (3 letters), 1971-1973


Box 3 Folder 19 Finch, Peter to Whalen,1971-1972 (5 letters), 1971-1972


Box 3 Folder 20 Friedman, Richard to Whalen, 1973 March 24


Box 3 Folder 21 Gay, Rginald to Whalen,undated (3 letters), undated


Box 3 Folder 22 Gifford, Barry to Whalen, 1969 October 24


Box 3 Folder 23 Gilbert, Steve to Whalen, June-August, 1968 (2 letters), June-August, 1968


Ginsberg, Allen to Whalen


Box 3 Folder 24 1966-1968 (18 letters), 1966-1968


Box 3 Folder 25 1969-1971 (13 letters), 1969-1971


Box 3 Folder 26 1972-1973 (12 letters), 1972-1973


Box 3 Folder 27 1974-1979 (11 letters), 1974-1979



Box 4 Folder 1 Ginsberg, Louis to Whalen,1968-1971 (4 letters and miscellaneous items), 1968-1971


Box 4 Folder 2 Gitin, David to Whalen,1968-1970 (5 letters), 1968-1970


Box 4 Folder 3 Green, Paul to Whalen,1967 (2 letters), 1967


Box 4 Folder 4 Greenfelder, Robert to Whalen, 1965 March 28


Box 4 Folder 5 Grossman, Martin to Whalen,1972andundated, 1972, undated


Box 4 Folder 6 Grossman Publishers, 1973 January-June (3 letters), 1973 January-June


Box 4 Folder 7 Guggenheim Foundation, 1969 February 28


Box 4 Folder 8 Gwerder, Urban to Whalen, 1969 April 11


Box 4 Folder 9 Hadley, Drummond and Diana to Whalen, 1968 November


Box 4 Folder 10 Hall, Donald to Whalen, 1971 August-September (3 letters), 1971 August-September


Box 4 Folder 11 Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1968-1970

(regarding publication ofOn Bear's Head)


Box 4 Folder 12 Harvey, Nick (Glibe Urban Center), 1970 May-November (4 letters and 1 carbon reply), 1970 May-November


Box 4 Folder 13 Haselwood, Dave to Whalen, 1966 May and 1967 May (3 letters), 1966 May, 1967 May


Box 4 Folder 14 Helmsley, Kris to Whalen, 1972 February 14


Box 4 Folder 15 Hollo, Anselm to Whalen,1971 October-1973 (3 letters), 1971


Box 4 Folder 16 Hoogstraten, Harry to Whalen, undated


Box 4 Folder 17 Hoppe, Art to Whalen and Joan Armstrong, 1965 March (2 letters), 1965 March


Box 4 Folder 18 Howard, Peter to Whalen, 1968-1970 (5 letters), 1968-1970


Box 4 Folder 19 Hoyem, Andrew to Whalen, 1968 November 8


Box 4 Folder 20 Humphrey, James to Whalen, 1969-1970 (4 letters), 1969-1970


Box 4 Folder 21 Inada, Lawson Fusai to Whalen,1970 (2 letters), 1970


Box 4 Folder 22 Kanaseki, Hisao to Whalen, 1968 November (2 letters), 1968 November


Box 4 Folder 23 Karhu, Clif to Whalen, 1968 August


Box 4 Folder 24 Kelly, Robert to Whalen, 1971 August 5


Box 4 Folder 25 Kennedy, Dick to Whalen,1966-1968 (6 letters), 1966-1968


Box 4 Folder 26 Kerouac, Gabrielle-Ange Levesque to Whalen, 1965 December 17


Box 4 Folder 27 Kerouac, Jack to Whalen, 1969 January 16


Box 4 Folder 28 Keyes, Roger to Whalen, 1968 August 1


Box 4 Folder 29 Kherdian, David to Whalen, 1966-1970 (19 letters), 1966-1970


Box 4 Folder 30 Kleinzahler, August to Whalen, undated


Box 4 Folder 31 Knight, Arthur and Glee to Whalen, 1973-1974


Box 4 Folder 32 Knox, Hugh to Whalen, 1969 March 27


Box 4 Folder 33 Koch, Kenneth to Whalen, 1967 October 10


Koller, James to Whalen



Box 5 Folder 1 1965-1968 (23 letters), 1965-1968


Box 5 Folder 2 1969-1974 (24 letters), 1969-1974


Box 5 Folder 3 Kuhn, Donald (Glide Urban Center), 1970 November (2 letters), 1970 November


Box 5 Folder 4 Kuroda, Yoshiyuki to Whalen, 1968 December 25


Box 5 Folder 5 Kyger, Joanne Elizabeth to Whalen, 1966 March 28


Box 5 Folder 6 Kyger, Joanne Elizabeth and John P. Boyce to Whalen, 1966 May-1968 September (22 letters), 1966 May-1968 September


Box 5 Folder 7 Kyger, Joanne to Whalen, 1968 October-1971 March (21 letters), 1968 October-1971 March


Box 5 Folder 8 Le Pellec, Yves to Whalen,1974 (2 letters), 1974


Box 5 Folder 9 Linenthal, Mark to Whalen, 1968 February 6


Box 5 Folder 10 Lloyd, Norman to Whalen, 1968 October 2


Box 5 Folder 11 Loewinsohn, Ron to Whalen,1966-1968 (3 letters), 1966-1968


Box 5 Folder 12 Longville, Tim to Whalen,1969-1972 (5 letters), 1969-1972


Box 5 Folder 13 Lourie, Ivan to Whalen, 1969 September 10


Box 5 Folder 14 Lowell, Jim to Whalen, 1965 March-April (2 letters), 1965 March-April


Box 5 Folder 15 LaVigne, Robert to Whalen, 1973


Box 5 Folder 16 Leavitt, Dick to Whalen, 1968-1969


Box 5 Folder 17 Luckenbach, Roger to Whalen, 1968 November 23


Box 5 Folder 18 MacAdams, Lewis to Whalen, 1968


Box 5 Folder 19 McBean, Judy to Whalen, undated


McClure, Michael to Whalen


Box 5 Folder 20 1969-1973 andundated (15 letters), 1969-1973, undated


Box 5 Folder 21 1975-1977 (8 letters), 1975-1977



Box 6 Folder 1 McCullough, Frances (Coward-McCann, Inc.) to Whalen, 1970 August 13


Box 6 Folder 2 McMenamin, Thomas John to Whalen,1969 Spring, 1969


Box 6 Folder 3 Madsen, Jack to Whalen,1968 andundated (4 letters), 1968, undated


Box 6 Folder 4 Malamut, Laura to Whalen, 1968 September 21


Box 6 Folder 5 Malley, Joan to Whalen, 1969 July 26


Box 6 Folder 6 Marlowe, Alan to Whalen,1966-1968 and undated, 1966-1968, undated


Martin, John to Whalen


Box 6 Folder 7 1970-1971


Box 6 Folder 8 1972


Box 6 Folder 9 Sister Mary Norbert to Whalen, 1968 February 9


Box 6 Folder 10 Mayfield, Carl to Whalen, 1974 March 13


Box 6 Folder 11 Melanga, Gerard to Whalen, 1966-1972


Box 6 Folder 12 Meltzer to David to Whalen,1968-1970 and undated, 1968-1970, undated


Box 6 Folder 13 Meredith, Lawrence to Whalen, 1968-1969


Box 6 Folder 14 Miles, Josephine to Whalen, 1969 February 16


Box 6 Folder 15 Montgomery, John to Whalen, 1974 February 14


Box 6 Folder 16 Morgan, Pete to Whalen, 1970 February 24


Box 6 Folder 17 Muste, Abraham John to Whalen, 1965 March 23


Box 6 Folder 18 Nelson, Gene to Whalen, 1965 March 20


Box 6 Folder 19 Newman, Julia to Whalen,1968-1971 (4 letters), 1968-1971


Box 6 Folder 20 Nims, John to Whalen,1973-1974 (2 letters), 1973-1974


Box 6 Folder 21 Nichol, Robert S., to Whalen, 1968 November 24

(includes "Kami: A Visit to Philip Whalen")


Box 6 Folder 22 Norse, Harold to Whalen, 1974 September 12


Box 6 Folder 23 Oppenheimer, Joel to Whalen, 1971-1973


Box 6 Folder 24 Padgett, Ron to Whalen, 1967 February 5


Parkinson, Thomas Francis


Box 6 Folder 25 To Whalen, 1962-1970


Box 6 Folder 26 Poetry- "Eros: Poems for the City," "Homage to Monte Berico," "Thanatos: Poems on Death"


Box 6 Folder 27 Pearson, Norman Holmes to Whalen, 1974 January 6


Box 6 Folder 28 Penguin Books to Whalen, 1966


Box 6 Folder 29 Peterson, Don to Whalen, 1970 August 28


Box 6 Folder 30 Pivano, Fernanda Sottsass to Whalen,, 1966-1969


Box 6 Folder 31 Plymell, Charles to Whalen,1968 1971 andundated, 1968, 1971, undated


Box 6 Folder 32 Rabin, Daniel to Whalen, undated


Ray, David



Box 7 Folder 1 1965-1966


Box 7 Folder 2 Poems sent to Whalen- "Homage to Ed Dorn," "An Idyll Perhaps," "Salisbury Sandwiches"


Box 7 Folder 3 Reed, Sweeney to Whalen, 1969 May 22


Box 7 Folder 4 Rexroth, Kenneth to Whalen,1966-1970 and undated, 1966-1970, undated


Box 7 Folder 5 Reynolds, Lloyd to Whalen, 1966


Box 7 Folder 6 Rimer, Thomas to Whalen,1966 and undated, 1966, undated


Box 7 Folder 7 Robbins, Henry to Whalen, 1970 March 13


Box 7 Folder 8 Rose, Sandy to Whalen, September, 1968


Box 7 Folder 9 Rosenthal, Irving to Whalen, 1966 May-1967 November


Box 7 Folder 10 Rossett, Barney to Whalen, 1965 March 19


Box 7 Folder 11 Sakaki, Nanao to Whalen, undated


Box 7 Folder 12 Sandberg, David to Whalen, 1966


Saroyan, Aram to Whalen


Box 7 Folder 13 1966-1969


Box 7 Folder 14 1970-1972


Box 7 Folder 15 Poems and an interview with Whalen


Box 7 Folder 16 Schuchat, Simon to Whalen, 1972-1973


Box 7 Folder 17 Senauke, Alan to Whalen, undated


Box 7 Folder 18 Shoemaker, Jack to Whalen, 1969-1970


Box 7 Folder 19 Silliman, Ron to Whalen, Richard Duerden, an Gary Snyder, 1969 January 6


Snyder, Gary to Whalen


Box 7 Folder 20 1965-1966 December


Box 7 Folder 21 1967 February-1970 October


Box 7 Folder 22 1971 January-1974 November


Snyder, Gary



Box 8 Folder 1 to Whalen, 1975 February-1979 June


Box 8 Folder 2 Poems and Miscellany


Box 8 Folder 3 Stafford, Bill to Whalen, 1968 June 1


Box 8 Folder 4 Steinbeck, John IV to Peter Collier, 1968 August 7


Box 8 Folder 5 Stevens, Jean Andre to Whalen, 1974 July 20


Box 8 Folder 6 Taggart, John to Whalen, 1968 October-1970 March


Thomas, Bill to Whalen


Box 8 Folder 7 1966


Box 8 Folder 8 1967 March-1968 December


Box 8 Folder 9 Miscellaneous


Box 8 Folder 10 Thomas, Jody to Whalen, 1968 October 3


Box 8 Folder 11 Thompson, L. to Whalen, 1969


Box 8 Folder 12 United States Government Correspondence and Documents,1969-1970 andundated, 1969-1970, undated


Box 8 Folder 13 University of California at Los Angeles to Whalen,, 1964-1968


Box 8 Folder 14 Van Aelstyn, Edward to Whalen,, 1966-1968


Box 8 Folder 15 Veitch, Tom to Whalen, 1971 March-May


Box 8 Folder 16 Wagstaff, Christopher to Whalen, 1968 December -1969 February


Box 8 Folder 17 Waldman, Anne to Whalen, 1969 February-1973 December



Box 9 Folder 1 Wang, David Rafael to Whalen, 1966-1967


Box 9 Folder 2 Warsh, Lewis to Whalen, 1967-1969


Box 9 Folder 3 Webb, Jon to Whalen, 1968 March 12


Box 9 Folder 4 Weinstein, Norman to Whalen, undated


Box 9 Folder 5 Weishaus, Joel to Whalen, 1970 July-October


Box 9 Folder 6 Wells, Michael to Whalen, 1968 December 27


Whalen, Philip


Box 9 Folder 7 To Thomas Clark, August 1967


Box 9 Folder 8 To Diane Di Prima, 1964 December-1968 January


Box 9 Folder 9 To Pamela Millward, 1967 August 21


Box 9 Folder 10 To Edward Sanders, 1963-1966


Box 9 Folder 11 To Mr. Winslow, undated

(with Winslow's essay on Whalen- corrected by Whalen)


Box 9 Folder 12 Wilentz, Elias S. to Whalen, 1966 October- November


Box 9 Folder 13 Williams, Jonathan to Whalen, 1967-1968


Box 9 Folder 14 Wilson, Robert to Whalen, 1965-1970


Box 9 Folder 15 Woessner, Warren to Whalen, 1973 April 15


Box 9 Folder 16 Worcester, Thomas K. to Whalen, 1966 February 8


Box 9 Folder 17 Wyatt, Bill to Whalen, 1968 June 6


Box 9 Folder 18 Young, Geoffrey to Whalen, 1971 January-December


Box 9 Folder 19 Miscellaneous and Unsigned Correspondence

Series II: Poems and Manuscripts,, 1941-1971



Box 10 Folder 1 ABCDEFGHIJKL ..., 1965 September 6


Box 10 Folder 1 Above the Shrine, 1966 July 13


Box 10 Folder 1 Acaccias, 1952 September 27


Box 10 Folder 1 Acaccias: Rain, 1953 January 19


Box 10 Folder 1 Academic Sonnet, 1947


Box 10 Folder 1 ACRL, 1963 January 4


Box 10 Folder 1 Address to a Younger Generation, 1960 September 26


Box 10 Folder 1 The Admonitions, 1962 April 23


Box 10 Folder 1 Advent, 1949 November 19


Box 10 Folder 1 After-Dinner Music, 1953 January 4


Box 10 Folder 1 After my zero allnight vigil ..., 1958 August 27


Box 10 Folder 1 After the rain I go for a walk ..., 1962 November 9


Box 10 Folder 1 Against One Particular Theory of Literature, 1963 July 5


Box 10 Folder 1 Against the Magic War: An Open Letter to Robert Duncan, 1957 July 27


Box 10 Folder 2 The Album, 1957 January 25


Box 10 Folder 2 Aleph Sub-three Has Yet to be Discovered, 1961 May 8


Box 10 Folder 2 All afternoon I hunt for lost trails, searching ..., 1962 November 6


Box 10 Folder 2 All night booze horrors ..., 1963 June 24


Box 10 Folder 2 All wet ..., 1961 June 17


Box 10 Folder 2 Alone…, 1957 March 17


Box 10 Folder 2 Aluminum Eye. A Sentimental Recollection, 1966 February 1


Box 10 Folder 2 America!, 1965 July 25


Box 10 Folder 2 Anchor Steam Beer, for Michael McClure, 1957 February 9


Box 10 Folder 2 Animal crackers in my soup ...


Box 10 Folder 2 Another, to the Same Lady, 1962 March 31


Box 10 Folder 2 An anthology of French poetry ..., 1963 October 13


Box 10 Folder 2 Apedeath, 1957 February 11


Box 10 Folder 2 Apostrophe to a Borrowed Tiger, 1950


Box 10 Folder 2 Applegravy, 1962 November 23


Box 10 Folder 2 April fool, April fool ..., 1941 April 3


Box 10 Folder 2 April Showers Bring Rain?, 1965 April 7


Box 10 Folder 3 Archives of the Circuit Court of Oregon ..., 1959 January 29


Box 10 Folder 3 Art & Music, 1965 April 5


Box 10 Folder 3 Art & Society, 1962 July 24


Box 10 Folder 3 The Art of Literature, 1962 October


Box 10 Folder 3 As if I had turned over while sleeping ..., 1959 April 20


Box 10 Folder 3 As Last Sighted, 1943


Box 10 Folder 3 At any waking moment I expect ..., 1943


Box 10 Folder 3 At the Launderette, 1965 September 3


Box 10 Folder 3 At the place of the bearded hemlock ..., circa, 1947


Box 10 Folder 3 Autobiographical Notice (for Don Allen's anthology), 1964 July 15


Box 10 Folder 4 B.C., 1961 October 7


Box 10 Folder 4 Babel Revisited, 1951 November 16


Box 10 Folder 4 A Ballad, With Notes, 1941 February 11


Box 10 Folder 4 Bath After Work, 1951 July 29


Box 10 Folder 4 Be ruled by beauty & her willfulness ..., 1958 August 28


Box 10 Folder 4 Because I can love out ..., 1955 November 1


Box 10 Folder 4 Because I don't believe any airplane can kill a Swede ..., 1961 May 9


Box 10 Folder 4 Being here at the last American edge ..., 1958 July 2


Box 10 Folder 4 Belle poete de la nuit ..., 1957 February 4


Box 10 Folder 4 A bending, a turning ..., 1962 August 20


Box 10 Folder 4 Beyond what figure ..., 1963 September 20


Box 10 Folder 4 Bitter melons ..., 1958 July 16


Box 10 Folder 5 Black iron trees ...


Box 10 Folder 5 The blank wall ...


Box 10 Folder 5 Bleakness Farewell, 1965 January 26


Box 10 Folder 5 Bolero, 1941


Box 10 Folder 5 A Botanickal Phrenzy, 1964 January 18


Box 10 Folder 5 Braincandy (misc. pages, etc.),, 1952-1965


Box 10 Folder 5 Broke it ..., 1960 February 16


Box 10 Folder 5 Brueghel: "The Fall of Icarus,", 1963 September 20


Box 10 Folder 5 But I know what I like ..., 1951 December 29


Box 10 Folder 6 California is Odious but Indispensable, 1965 May 7


Box 10 Folder 6 Card #21 Le Monde, 1965 May 24


Box 10 Folder 6 Carolinian


Box 10 Folder 6 Champ Chair Modern Jazz Coffee, 1966 October 6


Box 10 Folder 6 The Chariot for Jess Collins, 1962 March 30


Box 10 Folder 6 Cheerful Thought on Thinking on the Old Addage of Crime Doesn't Pay (Well),, 1941 February 27


Box 10 Folder 6 Choose momentary anguish ...


Box 10 Folder 6 Chi-chen-itzh, '41, 1941 March 25


Box 10 Folder 6 Clambake, 1941 March 10


Box 10 Folder 6 Clean Song, 1964 February 18


Box 10 Folder 6 Coat Pocket Poem, 1965 April 8


Box 10 Folder 6 A Colorful Poem for Aram ..., 1967 February 4


Box 10 Folder 6 Confirmation (for L.J.R.), 1948 February 8


Box 10 Folder 6 The consequences (not in any punitive sense) ..., 1960 January 6


Box 10 Folder 6 Continue ..., 1952 June 22


Box 10 Folder 6 The Coordinates, 1963 January 24


Box 10 Folder 6 Corinthian Columns, 1964 March 22


Box 10 Folder 6 Corvallis Down the Road, 1958 May 18


Box 10 Folder 6 A Country Without Ruins


Box 10 Folder 6 Crowded, 1966 June 12


Box 10 Folder 6 A cup of tea ..., 1962 November 5


Box 10 Folder 7 Daily Bread, 1963 April 21


Box 10 Folder 7 The Daydream, 1961 June 27


Box 10 Folder 7 Dear Bloch, 1957 December 7


Box 10 Folder 7 Dear Mr. President, 1964 March 10


Box 10 Folder 7 Dear Young Contemporaries, 1959 August 25


Box 10 Folder 7 Death is coming through ..., 1942


Box 10 Folder 7 The Death of Boston, 1960 October 23


Box 10 Folder 7 Demachi, 1966 November 25


Box 10 Folder 7 Denunciation: or, Unfrock'd Again, 1956 March 11


Box 10 Folder 7 The Desert Tortoise, 1954 April 6


Box 10 Folder 7 The Dharma Youth League, 1966 December 28


Box 10 Folder 8 to 11 The Diamond Noodle



Box 11 Folder 1 A difficult day ..., 1953 January 4


Box 11 Folder 1 A Dim View of Berkeley in the Spring, 1957 April 23


Box 11 Folder 1 Disgust with an Poetickal Evening at Miss Q's House, 1965 March 29


Box 11 Folder 1 Divisadero St., 1964 April 18


Box 11 Folder 1 The Double Take, 1963 November 17


Box 11 Folder 1 Doukhobor Proverb: for Osfear Heiserman, 1965 March 24


Box 11 Folder 1 Dream, 1941 March 6


Box 11 Folder 1 Dream, 1960 May 18


Box 11 Folder 1 Dream & Excursus, Arlington, Mass., 1960 October 14


Box 11 Folder 1 Dried upstanding grasses…, 1963 March 11


Box 11 Folder 1 Driver Lost at Coos Bay, 1957 December 7


Box 11 Folder 1 Duerden Says: "Life is therapy,", 1961 April 30


Box 11 Folder 1 Dust, feathers, &c on the flloor ..., 1960 February 4


Box 11 Folder 2 EAMD, 1963 March 9


Box 11 Folder 2 Early Autumn in Upper Noe Valley


Box 11 Folder 2 Earth Here Bears Only Mountains, 1948 January 13


Box 11 Folder 2 Easy Living, 1961 October 7


Box 11 Folder 2 L'education classique


Box 11 Folder 2 The Education Continues Along; for Clark Coolidge, 1965 August 27


Box 11 Folder 2 Eikei Soji, 1966 May 10


Box 11 Folder 3 An Elegy Upon the Untimely death of Mrs. W — F, 1950


Box 11 Folder 3 The end of a day ..., 1959 May 27


Box 11 Folder 3 End of Life, 1942 May 18


Box 11 Folder 3 L'enfant prodigue, 1965 August 3


Box 11 Folder 3 The Engineer,1951 1956 June 24, 1951, 1956 June 24


Box 11 Folder 3 Envoi: Sauk Mountain,1953 1953 November 15, 1953, 1953 November 15


Box 11 Folder 3 [Epigram], 1963 July 1


Box 11 Folder 3 An Epigram, 1964 April 28


Box 11 Folder 3 Epithalamion Made in Holy Week for the Marriage of NDC to HCP, 1948 March 29


Box 11 Folder 3 Epithalamium, for Mertis & Brian, 1959 May 23


Box 11 Folder 3 Esprit d'escalier rant, directed at Dr. T. Parkinson's class…, 1957 January 9


Box 11 Folder 3 Essex was a Cowboy in Vermont, 1960 May 28


Box 11 Folder 3 Europa


Box 11 Folder 3 Evening in the Jungle, 1942


Box 11 Folder 3 Everything I ever loved ..., 1961 February 8


Box 11 Folder 3 Explanation to M.A., 1962 October 21


Box 11 Folder 4 Fantasia V (Liebesffeud), 1943


Box 11 Folder 4 Fantasia XVIII, 1943


Box 11 Folder 4 Farewell!, 1959 October 10


Box 11 Folder 4 Farewell to the Appendix, 1942


Box 11 Folder 4 The Feather Truth Weighs 10,000 Pounds, 1965 July 12


Box 11 Folder 4 Fell Street, 1964 September 8


Box 11 Folder 4 Fifteen Impressions by Philidor Fhinch, 1941


Box 11 Folder 4 Fillmore Hob Nob Carburetor, 1962 October 15


Box 11 Folder 4 Fire depends on the arrangement of the fuel…, 1957 December 30


Box 11 Folder 4 The First Day is the Longest, 1952 June 22


Box 11 Folder 4 The First Day of November, 1956 November 1


Box 11 Folder 4 The first I ever saw of you ..., 1966 August 29


Box 11 Folder 4 The First of August, 1965 August 1


Box 11 Folder 4 The First ofNovember 1958 1958 November 1, November 1958, 1958 November 1


Box 11 Folder 4 The first step of the pyramid is Apocalypse …, 1964 May 9


Box 11 Folder 4 The Flexible Mind, 1966 May 20


Box 11 Folder 5 Fog-horns, 1959 October 9


Box 11 Folder 5 Fond Farewell to The Chicago Review 1958 June 1


Box 11 Folder 5 Fond Literary Talk, 1958 July 20


Box 11 Folder 5 For Albert Saijo, 1960 December 18


Box 11 Folder 5 For a Picture by Mike-Nathan, 1959 April 4


Box 11 Folder 5 For Brother Antoninus, 1963 March 28


Box 11 Folder 5 For C., 1957 April 20


Box 11 Folder 5 For Diane Super


Box 11 Folder 5 For Irving Rosenthal, 1960 July 20


Box 11 Folder 5 For Jack Spicer, 1962 April 23


Box 11 Folder 5 For K. W., Senex, 1955 April 3


Box 11 Folder 5 For Miss Margaret Brown, 1964 August 25


Box 11 Folder 5 For My Father, 1953 January 3


Box 11 Folder 6 For one portion of a day ..., 1951 November 16


Box 11 Folder 6 For Valentine's Day, 1949


Box 11 Folder 6 45 Years Since the Fall of the Ch'ing Dynasty, 1957 October 10


Box 11 Folder 6 Four Ormolu Pieces; for Stanly Moore


Box 11 Folder 6 The Fourth ofOctober, 1963 1963 October 4, October, 1963, 1963 October 4


Box 11 Folder 6 Fragment of a Letter, Unsent, 1965 April 4


Box 11 Folder 6 Fragment of Great Beauty & Stillness, 1965 February 22


Box 11 Folder 6 Fragments of a Day in Summer, [1941]


Box 11 Folder 6 Friday already half- ..., 1963 June 28


Box 11 Folder 6 Friendship Greetings, 1961 September 23


Box 11 Folder 6 From an Envelope Addressed to Charles Olson, 1958 July 3


Box 11 Folder 6 From deep in the forest ...


Box 11 Folder 6 From the annals, of the Adelaide Crapsey-Oswald Spengler…, 1951


Box 11 Folder 6 A Further Emblem, 1960 February 6


Box 11 Folder 6 Further Notice, 1956 September 22


Box 11 Folder 7 The Gallery, Mill Valley, 1962 December 11


Box 11 Folder 7 The Garden, 1965 October 24


Box 11 Folder 7 Genetics, 1965 August 5


Box 11 Folder 7 Geological Note, 1948 August


Box 11 Folder 7 Giant Sequoias, 1965 July 28


Box 11 Folder 7 Ginkakuji Michi, 1966 May 10


Box 11 Folder 7 Golden Gate Park, 1963 August 25


Box 11 Folder 7 A good beginning here- ...


Box 11 Folder 7 Good News and Gospel, 1965 August 12


Box 11 Folder 7 Gradus ad Parnassum, 1963 October 8


Box 11 Folder 7 The Grand Design, 1966 October 27


Box 11 Folder 7 Grand historical ode ..., 1965 March 19


Box 11 Folder 7 Grand monster hymn to St. Euglena ..., 1958 July 3


Box 11 Folder 7 Grandmother, 1950-1951


Box 11 Folder 7 The Great Beyond Denver, 1964 January 18


Box 11 Folder 7 The Great Heidelberg Tun, 1965 May 9


Box 11 Folder 7 The Great Instauration


Box 11 Folder 7 Green plums ..., 1963 June 8


Box 11 Folder 7 The Greeks, 1965 August 1


Box 11 Folder 7 Groundhog Day,1965 1965 January 31, 1965, 1965 January 31


Box 11 Folder 8 Haiku, for Gary Snyder, 1965 January 15


Box 11 Folder 8 Harrangue from Newport, to John Wieners, 1957 September 21


Box 11 Folder 8 Hart Crane, 1948 February 24


Box 11 Folder 8 Having had everything ..., 1955 October 22


Box 11 Folder 8 Having no place in this world ..., 1959 April 2


Box 11 Folder 8 Hebrew Variations (in memoriam E. B.), 1956 September 26


Box 11 Folder 8 Heigh-ho, Nobody's at Home, 1962 December 12


Box 11 Folder 8 Hekate, 1943


Box 11 Folder 8 Hello to All the Folks Back Home, 1962 December 13


Box 11 Folder 8 Higher Criticism, 1965 August 6


Box 11 Folder 8 Historical Disquisitions, 1960 July 11


Box 11 Folder 8 Homage to Dante, 1965 September 4


Box 11 Folder 8 Homage to Lucretius, 1952


Box 11 Folder 8 Homage to Robert Creeley, 1956 May 26


Box 11 Folder 8 Homage to Rodin, 1961 March 1


Box 11 Folder 8 Homage to W.B.Y., 1963 November 23


Box 11 Folder 8 Homage to William Seward Burroughs, 1965 February 20


Box 11 Folder 8 The Honeymoon, 1965 August 24


Box 11 Folder 8 Horror Tales, 1941


Box 11 Folder 8 Hour Before Dawn, 1941 February 20


Box 11 Folder 8 How Beautiful, 1963 April 11


Box 11 Folder 8 How many red leaves are green ..., 1963 May 25


Box 11 Folder 8 How to forget about going to town ..., 1962 November 5


Box 11 Folder 8 How Was Your Trip to L.A.?, 1963 December 12


Box 11 Folder 8 How We Live the More Abundant Life in America, 1963 February 18


Box 11 Folder 8 Hymn to One Afraid, 1941 March 12


Box 11 Folder 9 I am a coward…, 1963 June 16


Box 11 Folder 9 I am King Giant Dragon Sun, 1959 May 8


Box 11 Folder 9 I am outside, outside …, 1956 July 30


Box 11 Folder 9 I am writing so that you will know ..., 1941


Box 11 Folder 9 I don't know ..., 1958 September 29


Box 11 Folder 9 I dreamed you we're mad at me ..., 1962 March 30


Box 11 Folder 9 I Give Up, 1956 September 22


Box 11 Folder 9 I know what I love …, 1957 March 28


Box 11 Folder 9 I learned in college ..., 1956 August 28


Box 11 Folder 9 I like to think that when we're old ...


Box 11 Folder 9 I look at the window sill ..., 1963 July 8


Box 11 Folder 9 I pretend nobody knows who I am ..., 1960 January 15


Box 11 Folder 9 I sit listening to my pretty teeth decay …


Box 11 Folder 9 I Think of Mountains, 1958 October 28


Box 11 Folder 9 I walk along whistling a piece of Rachmaninoff ..., 1960 January 29


Box 11 Folder 9 I walk to the end of this street ..., 1958 July 20


Box 11 Folder 9 I want to be at home ..., 1963 September 4


Box 11 Folder 9 I - who care nothing except for beauty …, 1963 March 31


Box 11 Folder 9 I wrote letters & left the house ..., 1956 October 23


Box 11 Folder 10 The Idol, 1962 February 12


Box 11 Folder 10 Ignorantaccio, 1961 July 7


Box 11 Folder 10 Illness, 1963 October 5


Box 11 Folder 10 I'm concerned about you ..., 1960 September 26


Box 11 Folder 10 I'm going back in the fall ..., 1942 August 24


Box 11 Folder 10 I'm not in the mood ..., 1941 February 17


Imaginary Speeches for a Brazen Head 1966-1967



Box 12 Drafts


Box 12 Notebook, 1966-1967


Box 12 Notebook, 1966


Box 12 Notebook, 1967


Box 12 Typescript


Box 12 Typescript- Final Version



Box 13 Folder 1 Imagination of the Taj Mahal, 1965 May 7


Box 13 Folder 1 Imitation of Something Classical, 1956 August 4


Box 13 Folder 1 Impatient with the beauty of this day ..., 1958 November 25


Box 13 Folder 1 In California, 1952 May-1954 February


Box 13 Folder 1 In Memory of a Statesman, 1957 December 27


Box 13 Folder 1 In one of the less expensive suburbs of my brain ..., 1958 July 26


Box 13 Folder 1 In the Middle of the Night


Box 13 Folder 1 In the midst of a black eternity ..., 1942


Box 13 Folder 1 In white light storefront living room ..., 1960 November 20


Box 13 Folder 1 India Print, March, 1964 November 17


Box 13 Folder 1 The India Print Bedspread, 1965


Box 13 Folder 1 Inside Stuff, 1963 October 15


Box 13 Folder 1 Invitation, 1941 February 27


Box 13 Folder 1 Invocation & Dark Sayings, in the Tibetan Style, 1956 August 10


Box 13 Folder 1 Invocation & Theophany, 1964 April 14


Box 13 Folder 1 Invocation: to the Muse, 1950


Box 13 Folder 1 An Irregular Ode, 1960 January 3


Box 13 Folder 1 The Israeli Woman Told Me


Box 13 Folder 1 It is the season of love ..., 1959 January 9


Box 13 Folder 1 Itchy, 1960 April 15


Box 13 Folder 1 I've had it hot ..., 1958 July 26


Box 13 Folder 1 I've sacrificed my parents ..., 1965 May 12


Box 13 Folder 2 Japanese Tea Garden Golden Gate Park in Spring, 1965 April 2


Box 13 Folder 2 Jour de Schmoo


Box 13 Folder 2 The Judgment, 1966 May 23


Box 13 Folder 3 to 4 The Kindness of Strangers: Poems,, 1969-1974


Box 13 Folder 5 Labor Day, 1965 September 6


Box 13 Folder 5 Landscape, 1941 March 7


Box 13 Folder 5 Landsend, 1960 July 20


Box 13 Folder 5 Language and Writing, July, 1967


Box 13 Folder 6 Large remember'd moments ..., 1965 February 28


Box 13 Folder 6 The Last Day of1957 1957 December 30, 1957, 1957 December 30


Box 13 Folder 6 Last Part of an Illustrated Children's Book in a Fever Dream, 1963 December 16


Box 13 Folder 6 Late Afternoon, 1964 August 27


Box 13 Folder 6 The leaves rustling .., 1942 July 27


Box 13 Folder 6 Lemon Trees, 1965 October 24


Box 13 Folder 6 Let us now praise ...


Box 13 Folder 6 Letter to ACH, 1942 January 16


Box 13 Folder 6 Letter, to Mme E.T.S., 1958 January 2


Box 13 Folder 6 Letter, to Michael McClure, 11: iii: 63, 1963 March 11


Box 13 Folder 6 Lewis River Bath, 1951 July 29


Box 13 Folder 7 Libra, an Emblem, of the Scales or Balance, 1960 February 6


Box 13 Folder 7 Life and Art, 1961 June 22


Box 13 Folder 7 Life and Death and a Letter to My Mother Beyond them Both, 1963 May 14


Box 13 Folder 7 The Life of Literature, 1965 July 17


Box 13 Folder 7 Like a bird ..., 1966 December 8


Box 13 Folder 7 Lines to a Thwarted Tiger


Box 13 Folder 7 Literary life in the golden west ..., 1957 May 20


Box 13 Folder 7 Little black dots ..., 1963 July 12


Box 13 Folder 7 Live Oregon, 1942


Box 13 Folder 7 Loitering in the kitchen…, 1961 May 8


Box 13 Folder 7 The Lost Poem, 1964 March


Box 13 Folder 7 Love Love Love Again, 1965 April 7



Box 14 Folder 1 M for Robert Duncan, 1965 July 13


Box 14 Folder 1 Madrigal, 1965 March 15


Box 14 Folder 1 Mahayana, 1965 April 5


Box 14 Folder 1 The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian


Box 14 Folder 1 Martyrdom of Two Pagans, 1955 March 24


Box 14 Folder 1 Maurine Penstemon, 1956


Box 14 Folder 1 Max!


Box 14 Folder 1 Maya Morning, 1941 March 6


Box 14 Folder 1 Measure, 1959 September 8


Box 14 Folder 1 Meditation: in October I'll be Thirty-Three, 1956 August 21


Box 14 Folder 1 Mélisande, 1941 March 13


Box 14 Folder 1 Memorial to the Throne (for J.K.), 1955 September 29


Box 14 Folder 1 Merry Meet; Merry Part, 1964 March 27


Box 14 Folder 1 Message Before Aram Awakes, 1965 April 30


Box 14 Folder 1 Meta, [1951]


Box 14 Folder 2 Mid Marble Cold New Table, 1960 February 24


Box 14 Folder 2 Mid-morning in Our Century


Box 14 Folder 2 Mill Valley, 1962 October 27


Box 14 Folder 2 Mill Valley, 1963 March 4


Box 14 Folder 2 Mill Valley Night Raccoons, 1962 March 17


Box 14 Folder 2 Minor Moralia, 1959 August 21-1962 October 27


Box 14 Folder 2 Miraculous Riches, 1958-1959


Box 14 Folder 2 Miserably Drunk at Coit Tower, 1953 February 4


Box 14 Folder 2 Missa Solemnis, 1942


Box 14 Folder 2 Mr. Patterson has Gone Away to Rest and Write


Box 14 Folder 3 A Morning Walk, 1965 April 21


Box 14 Folder 3 Monday, in the Evening, 1961 August 21


Box 14 Folder 3 Monday was a glorious day…, 1963 February 19


Box 14 Folder 3 The moon she is a busy whore …


Box 14 Folder 3 Morning in the Jungle, 1941 February 19


Box 14 Folder 3 Motion Day, 1959 January 25


Box 14 Folder 3 Movie Night, 1960 May 29


Box 14 Folder 3 The muse is flown ..., 1942 July 27


Box 14 Folder 3 My only home is love ..., 1956 September 23


Box 14 Folder 3 My Shakespeare, Rise!, &c., 1961 August 21


Box 14 Folder 4 My songs Induce Prophetic Dreams (Poems), 1965


Box 14 Folder 5 Mysteries of1961 1963 September 14, 1961, 1963 September 14


Box 14 Folder 5 The Mystery of Prometheus, 1959 March 11


Box 14 Folder 5 The Mystery of the Alphabet, 1965 August 3


Box 14 Folder 5 Mystery Poem, for a Birthday Present, 1963 October 2


Box 14 Folder 6 Native Folk Speech, 1965-1966


Box 14 Folder 7 Natural Curiosities at Gilliam & Bisbee's, 1954 January 28


Box 14 Folder 7 The nexus of being ..., 1948 January 12


Box 14 Folder 7 Newport North-window View (for Bruce McGaw), 1958 July 27


Box 14 Folder 7 A New Voyage, 1952 December 28


Box 14 Folder 7 New York City, 1959 November 9


Box 14 Folder 7 Night and Morning Michaelangelo, 1963 March 1 and 1965 July 14, 1963 March 1, 1965 July 14


Box 14 Folder 7 1935, 1965 June 15, 1935, 1965 June 15


Box 14 Folder 7 No crevasses that you can't jump across ..., 1962 February 12


Box 14 Folder 7 No one is ever two ..., 1955 October 20


Box 14 Folder 7 No right ..., 1951 July 22


Box 14 Folder 7 Not an Answer, 1952 March 23


Box 14 Folder 7 Note on the "Concerto in F," [1943]


Box 14 Folder 7 November First, 1949-1950


Box 14 Folder 7 Now I keep reaching outwards…, 1963 September 12


Box 14 Folder 7 Now I see ray part in the story…, 1964 November 3


Box 14 Folder 7 Now you're out of the country …, 1960 March 24


Box 14 Folder 8 Ode


Box 14 Folder 8 Ode to Chow Mein, 1941 February 21


Box 14 Folder 8 Ode to My Memory, 1941 March 10


Box 14 Folder 8 Ode to the Officers, 1941 February 18


Box 14 Folder 8 Ode to the Porcupine, 1942 April 13


Box 14 Folder 8 Ode to the Voice of Experience, 1941 March 3


Box 14 Folder 8 "0f course," She Said


Box 14 Folder 8 Oh Henrietta! …, 1942


Box 14 Folder 8 Oh Yes. Vancouver, 1963 August


Box 14 Folder 8 On a lady's Hat…, 1941 February 28


Box 14 Folder 8 On the Campus, 1956 July 30


Box 14 Folder 8 On the Death of Ross Lockridge Jr.


Box 14 Folder 8 One day you wore a different perfume . ..., 1960 January 28


Box 14 Folder 8 The one is reduced .., 1958 February 22


Box 14 Folder 8 One of My Favorite Songs is "Stormy weather,", 1961 September 20


Box 14 Folder 8 One Page Poem, 1963 June 27


Box 14 Folder 8 The Ones that Mean it and the Ones that Lie, 1956 June 24


Box 14 Folder 8 Opening Rainy-season Sesshin, 1966 May 1


Box 14 Folder 8 Opening the Mountain, Tamalpais, 1965 October 22


Box 14 Folder 8 Optimist's Spring, 1948 March 24


Box 14 Folder 8 Order Out of Chaos, 1965 August 18


Box 14 Folder 8 Orders, 1958 May 13


Box 14 Folder 8 The Oregon Country ..., 1941 January 15


Box 14 Folder 8 Orlovsky, Upon the Fair Sex, 1959 June 5


Box 14 Folder 8 Out of it, 1953 April 8


Box 14 Folder 8 Over First St. Clear ..., 1956 December 13


Box 14 Folder 8 Owed to a Loan Shark, 1941 March 27


On Bear's Head, 1950-1968


Box 14 Folder 9 Content's list


Box 14 Folder 10 Page Proofs


Box 14 Folder 11 Title Page Mock-up



Box 15 Folder 1 Proofs


Box 15 Folder 2 Manuscript, 1968


Box 15 Folder 3 Palace Café, 1960 March 8


Box 15 Folder 3 Palimpsest, 1965 August 25


Box 15 Folder 3 The Panda, 1942 April 4


Box 15 Folder 3 Papyrus Catalogue, 1964 January 13


Box 15 Folder 3 Paranoia Revisited, 1965 August 16


Box 15 Folder 3 Paranoia Takes, 1960 November 24


Box 15 Folder 3 Part of a Lesson, 1952 June 18


Box 15 Folder 3 The past around us is less than golden ...


Box 15 Folder 3 "A Penny for the Old Guy" for Aram Saroyan, 1965 March 3


Box 15 Folder 3 Pentecost


Box 15 Folder 3 Perfection Breakfast, 1962 August 19


Box 15 Folder 3 Persephone, 1951 September 16


Box 15 Folder 3 Philippic, Against Whitehead & a Friend, 1961 October 8


Box 15 Folder 3 PW His Recantation, 1963 May 1


Box 15 Folder 3 The Picture of a Mind, 1959 October 23


Box 15 Folder 4 The Plaster Muse: 6 Poems in the Classic Mode


Box 15 Folder 4 Plaster of Paris; Helen of Troy, 1965 October 18


Box 15 Folder 4 A Platonic Variation, 1966 June 23


Box 15 Folder 4 A Pleasant Sexy Feeling ..., 1962 February 12


Box 15 Folder 4 Please Pay Attention, 1959 August 13


Box 15 Folder 4 Plumtree Moonlight Crocodile Soap ..., 1958 March 22


Box 15 Folder 4 Plums, Metaphysics, an Investigation ..., 1963 June 17


Box 15 Folder 4 La plus ca chance ..., 1955 February 1


Box 15 Folder 4 The Poets and Prophets on My Floor, 1956 October 5


Box 15 Folder 4 Point Richmond, 1966 February 13


Box 15 Folder 4 The Poor, 1961 October 7


Box 15 Folder 4 Pop Doughnut,, 1965 July 2


Box 15 Folder 4 Portland in the Evening, 1965 December 8


Box 15 Folder 4 Portland revisited ..., 1948


Box 15 Folder 4 Portland Unvisited; Four Satires


Box 15 Folder 4 Powerless! ..., 1959 July 14


Box 15 Folder 5 Prelude & Fantasia in 3 flats (I), 1943


Box 15 Folder 5 Priapic Hymn, 1965 March 22


Box 15 Folder 5 The Problem, 1964 April 13


Box 15 Folder 5 The Professor, 1963 January 6


Box 15 Folder 5 The Promise, 1965 August 9


Box 15 Folder 5 The Prophecy, 1962 July 16


Box 15 Folder 5 Prose Takeout, Portland, 1958 September 13


Box 15 Folder 5 Quite alone ...



Box 16 Folder 1 Raging Desire &c., 1963 September 27


Box 16 Folder 1 Real San Francisco Sunday Afternoon, 1961 April 22


Box 16 Folder 1 The Reason Why, 1941 January 31


Box 16 Folder 1 A Recall, 1963 November 25


Box 16 Folder 1 A reflection of her face ..., 1941 March 25


Box 16 Folder 1 Remembered at Last, 1963 November 17


Box 16 Folder 1 Re-take 20:xii 63 from 7: iii: 63, 1963 December 20


Box 16 Folder 1 Revolution, June 23, 1966


Box 16 Folder 1 The Revolutionaries, 1961 October 7


Box 16 Folder 1 Returned from the mountains, 1957 August 15


Box 16 Folder 1 The river in the moonlight …, 1941 March 26


Box 16 Folder 1 The Road-runner, for L.J. Reynolds, 1950


Box 16 Folder 1 Robert and Barbara (acrostic)


Box 16 Folder 1 Robert La Vigne, 1964 March 5


Box 16 Folder 1 A romantic & beautiful poem inspired by the recollection…,, 1967 February 4


Box 16 Folder 1 Romanticism & the Modern Ego (summa contra Barzun)


Box 16 Folder 1 Rondo, 1941 March 3


Box 16 Folder 1 The Rotunda Gallery (for W.G.), 1952 January 13


Box 16 Folder 1 Roxie Powell, 1963 October 22


Box 16 Folder 2 Sad Song, 1965 September 11


Box 16 Folder 2 Sad Song in the Antique Manner, 1953 November 22


Box 16 Folder 2 Saguaro


Box 16 Folder 2 St. Francis Lobbies Allen G., 1963 November 12


Box 16 Folder 2 Salamander, 1963 November 23


Box 16 Folder 2 Saltwater and iodine ..., 1951 September 30


Box 16 Folder 2 San Francisco, Goodbye, 1962 October 25


Box 16 Folder 2 The San Francisco Morning Palimpsest, 1961 April 23


Box 16 Folder 2 Sanju Sangendo, 1966 December 28


Box 16 Folder 2 Sanjusangendo, 1966 June 4


Box 16 Folder 2 A satire, 1965 March 12


Box 16 Folder 2 Saturday, 1962 September 15


Box 16 Folder 2 Saturday Morning, 1961 September 23


Box 16 Folder 2 The Saturday Visitations, 1962 November 29


Box 16 Folder 2 Saturday's Child has Far to Go, 1966 July 13


Box 16 Folder 2 Sauced!, 1955 November 6


Box 16 Folder 3 to 4 Scenes of Life at the Capital,, 1969-1971


Box 16 Folder 5 Scholiast, 1951


Box 16 Folder 5 The Sealion


Box 16 Folder 5 The Seal of Melancthon, 1959 July 13


Box 16 Folder 5 The Second Day ofMay 1965 1965 March 2, May 1965, 1965 March 2


Box 16 Folder 5 Second rate like Schumann or Dvorak ..., 1957 December 10


Box 16 Folder 5 Secret, 1965 July 31


Box 16 Folder 5 Seen from the parapet above the surf ..., 1952 June 17


Box 16 Folder 5 Seven hours afraid …


Box 16 Folder 5 Senseless commentaries on Chao-Chou, 1958 March 23


Box 16 Folder 5 A Sermon on the Coming Destruction of Bubbles


Box 16 Folder 5 Sestina, 1955


Box 16 Folder 6 to 7 Severance Pay, 1967-1969


Box 16 Folder 8 A shift. A change for the better ..., 1962 November 10


Box 16 Folder 8 A Shock, 1964 April 17


Box 16 Folder 8 The Shock of Recognition


Box 16 Folder 8 Shore Scene, 1941 March 11


Box 16 Folder 8 Short Explanation of Everything, 1960 July 20


Box 16 Folder 8 A Short History of the Second Millennium B.C., 1962 September 22


Box 16 Folder 8 Shut the Cupboard After the Peanut Butter, 1958 July 1


Box 16 Folder 8 Sincerity Shot, 1958 March 23


Box 16 Folder 8 Skoolie-bau, 1965 February 14


Box 16 Folder 8 Sleeping-bag, 1959 October 17


Box 16 Folder 8 Sleepy, 1965 May 9


Box 16 Folder 8 Small Tantric Sermon, 1956 September 17


Box 16 Folder 8 So many of these poems are silence ..., 1963 November 26


Box 16 Folder 8 So much of the world a wonder a beauty to me ..., 1960 July 20


Box 16 Folder 8 Social Graces, 1963 September 28


Box 16 Folder 8 Somebody Else's Aesthetic, 1963 October 7


Box 16 Folder 8 Some Kind of Theory, 1966 September 9


Box 16 Folder 8 Some Places, 1963 October 4


Box 16 Folder 8 Song, 1964 March 7


Box 16 Folder 8 A Song, 1959 August 14


Box 16 Folder 8 Song for 2 Balalaikas on the Corner of 3rd & Market, 1962 November 30


Box 16 Folder 8 Song to Begin Rohatsu, 1962 November 30


Box 16 Folder 8 Soup of Winter Melon ..., 1965 May 9


Box 16 Folder 9 Spider Chrysanthemum, 1954 December 3


Box 16 Folder 9 Spring Musick, 1963 February 9


Box 16 Folder 9 Spring Night, 1941 February 14


Box 16 Folder 9 Spring Poem, 1960 February 4


Box 16 Folder 9 Spring Poem to the Memory of Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928), 1963 February 18


Box 16 Folder 9 Statement of Condition, 1961 October 7


Box 16 Folder 9 Staying or Going, 1961 March 2


Box 16 Folder 9 The sun has been down ..., 1942 July 27


Box 16 Folder 9 The sun rises and sets in that child, 1965 May


Box 16 Folder 9 Sunday Afternoon Dinner Fung Loy Restaurant San Francisco, 1962 November 25


Box 16 Folder 9 Sunday, One more cup of coffee ..., 1960 January 11


Box 16 Folder 9 Synesthesia, 1966 June 4


Box 16 Folder 10 T./O., 1965 May 7


Box 16 Folder 10 A Tack for Uncle William's Chair, 1948 February 19


Box 16 Folder 10 Take, 1959 March 25


Box 16 Folder 10 A Take on the Domestic Scene, 1957 June 3


Box 16 Folder 10 Takeout, 1957 April 15


Box 16 Folder 10 Takes, 1959 March


Box 16 Folder 10 Tara, 1965 September 5


Box 16 Folder 10 The Task Rejected, 1965 September 3


Box 16 Folder 10 Technicalities for Jack Spicer, 1964 January 26


Box 16 Folder 10 Technology


Box 16 Folder 10 Tell Me More, 1954 January 11


Box 16 Folder 10 Tell me what's on your mind ..., 1958 April 2


Box 16 Folder 10 Temporarily Insane, 1959 September 12



Box 17 Folder 1 to 2 The Temptation of St. Anthony, 1948


Box 17 Folder 3 Ten Titanic Etudes, for the Virtuoso Executant, 1966 October 2


Box 17 Folder 3 Tennis Shoes, 1963 June 28


Box 17 Folder 3 That Eyes! Those Nose!, 1965 July 12


Box 17 Folder 3 That Dream, 1963 September 7


Box 17 Folder 3 That One, 1961 July 10


Box 17 Folder 3 Theophany, 1963 December 29


Box 17 Folder 3 Theory


Box 17 Folder 3 There is rain in the city ..., [1943]


Box 17 Folder 3 There it goes, 1962 September 13


Box 17 Folder 3 There once was a guy named Beaudouin…, 1941 January 22


Box 17 Folder 3 They appeared to me as I was dying …, 1962 November 3


Box 17 Folder 3 They have hung …, 1941 January 29


Box 17 Folder 3 They roll across the country …, 1941 January 20


Box 17 Folder 3 They talk about sea-level ..., 1959 September 8


Box 17 Folder 3 They're making another iron suit ..., 1948 July-August


Box 17 Folder 3 31 vii1965 is the Last day of July, 1965 July 31, 1965, 1965 July 31


Box 17 Folder 3 This is what I think ..., 1941 March 5


Box 17 Folder 3 This without you ..., 1957 October 1


Box 17 Folder 3 Thought by a River, 1941 March 12


Box 17 Folder 3 Thought on Sunday Eve, 1941


Box 17 Folder 3 Three Desert Poems, 1948 January 8


Box 17 Folder 3 Three Mornings, 1963 July 15


Box 17 Folder 3 3 Pigs & 3 Houses, 1952 June 18


Box 17 Folder 3 Three Poems by Philip Whalen, [1954]


Box 17 Folder 3 Three …, 1952 January 13


Box 17 Folder 3 Three Satires, [1950]


Box 17 Folder 3 Through the tangled lace of the elms…, 1941 March 25


Box 17 Folder 3 Thursday in Byzantium, February 3


Box 17 Folder 4 Time Poem, 1964 May 8


Box 17 Folder 4 Times alone …


Box 17 Folder 4 To a Nervous Man, 1963 November 15


Box 17 Folder 4 To a Poet, 1959 December 31


Box 17 Folder 4 To break through whatever barrier ..., 1956 November 9


Box 17 Folder 4 To My Muse, 1964 November 3


Box 17 Folder 4 To Olson, 1957 February 28


Box 17 Folder 4 To Robinson Jeffers, 1956 October 30


Box 17 Folder 4 To Ruth, 1961 April 29


Box 17 Folder 4 To the Critics, 1964 March 25


Box 17 Folder 4 To the Lemur, 1941 February 27


Box 17 Folder 4 To the Moon, 1959 August 13


Box 17 Folder 4 To the Muse, 1962 April 25


Box 17 Folder 4 To the Muse, 1963 July 20


Box 17 Folder 4 To Tom Parkinson, 1965 March 4


Box 17 Folder 5 Translation of a Lost Play by. M.K., 1958 March 19


Box 17 Folder 5 Treasure, 1941 March 6


Box 17 Folder 5 Treasure of Heaven, 1963 December 5


Box 17 Folder 5 The Treasures of Rage, 1961 April 20


Box 17 Folder 5 Trinity Sunday,1954 for WHD, 1964 May 24, 1954, 1964 May 24


Box 17 Folder 5 Trip, 1965 October 30


Box 17 Folder 5 The Trolley, 1966 July 15


Box 17 Folder 5 Trying too hard to write a poem ..., 1958 July 12


Box 17 Folder 5 Tuesday Survived (Poems),1948 Summer, 1948


Box 17 Folder 5 Twin Peaks, 1961 May 11


Box 17 Folder 5 Two days of silence ..., 1962 November 1


Box 17 Folder 5 Two Miracles


Box 17 Folder 6 Ultimatum, 1942 May 6


Box 17 Folder 6 Uncle-William's Bed of Nails, 1948 March 21


Box 17 Folder 6 Unfinished, 3:xii:55, 1955 July 3


Box 17 Folder 6 Unsuccessful Spring Poem, 1958 May 3


Box 17 Folder 6 Upon the Late Mrs W_____


Box 17 Folder 6 Ushi Katsurim, 1966 October 16


Box 17 Folder 6 Vancouver, 1963 August


Box 17 Folder 7 to 8 Vanilla, 1965-1966


Box 17 Folder 9 Variation on a Theme; to R___ T____ on her 1st Anniversary, 1948 March 20


Box 17 Folder 9 Vector Analysis, 1961 August 21


Box 17 Folder 9 Venetian blinds dissect the sun ...,1948 Summer, 1948


Box 17 Folder 9 Vignette of an Ice Axe, 1965 August 1


Box 17 Folder 9 A Vision of the Bodhisattvas, 1960 March 31


Box 17 Folder 9 A Visit, After Many Years, 1952 November


Box 17 Folder 9 Visiting (prose), 1954-1956


Box 17 Folder 9 Voyages (diary notes), 1966 July


Box 17 Folder 10 The War Poem for Diane di Prima, 1966 May-August



Box 18 Folder 1 Waiting for Claude, 1966 September 6


Box 18 Folder 1 Walked between ..., 1963 February 25


Box 18 Folder 1 The Walkers' Patio Giant Plant, 1963 December 8


Box 18 Folder 1 Warnings, Responses, etc., 1960 February 3


Box 18 Folder 1 We forget why we're here …


Box 18 Folder 1 We may not be great ..., 1959 March 6


Box 18 Folder 1 We of course are unfit ...


Box 18 Folder 1 We of the Theater


Box 18 Folder 1 We sat with this wall between us ..., 1957 April 23


Box 18 Folder 1 We walked together …, 1941


Box 18 Folder 1 A Wednesday Morning, 1963 June 24


Box 18 Folder 1 We're all afraid to love each other . . ., 1957 October 4


Box 18 Folder 2 What we want to do ..., 1958 July 12


Box 18 Folder 2 What does it mean ..., 1963 September 29


Box 18 Folder 2 What Finally Happened to the King, 1965 July 19


Box 18 Folder 2 What next ..., 1956 December 10


Box 18 Folder 2 What's it to me …, 1953 April 11


Box 18 Folder 2 When I got home ..., 1957 March 27


Box 18 Folder 2 When you were fairly gone ..., 1963 March 18


Box 18 Folder 2 Where was I, 1963 July 26


Box 18 Folder 2 While the Patient Slept, 1958


Box 18 Folder 2 The whisper of the swishing wind ..., 1941


Box 18 Folder 2 Whistler's Mother, 1963 December 14


Box 18 Folder 2 White River Ode, 1966 June 20


Box 18 Folder 2 Why/at what (or whom) does the lady smile ..., 1959 February 26


Box 18 Folder 2 Why don't you wait and see what happens ..., 1963 July 1


Box 18 Folder 2 Why the sheep-herder kicked his dog ..., 1956 October 7


Box 18 Folder 3 The Winter, 1966-1967


Box 18 Folder 4 Winter Jelly, 1963 December 28


Box 18 Folder 4 Wishwood Revisited


Box 18 Folder 4 With him ..., 1963 April 31


Box 18 Folder 4 Words of Encouragement ..., 1958 February 1


Box 18 Folder 4 World out of Control, 1963 May 10


Box 18 Folder 4 Would that these pale hands ..., 1942


Box 18 Folder 4 X, I say, or the pencil writes ..., 1962 August 3


Box 18 Folder 4 Yes, we will go now …, 1952 June 15


Box 18 Folder 4 You are locked inside your houses …, 1957 February 13


Box 18 Folder 4 You could have it once ..., 1955 September 29


Box 18 Folder 4 You're too faraway…, 1964 April 27


You Didn't Even, Try - a Novel, , 1963-1967


Box 18 Folder 5 Holograph Manuscript


Box 18 Folder 6 Typescript


Box 18 Folder 7 Proofs and Revisions



Box 19 Folder 1 to 22 Untitled Poems and Manuscript,, 1941-1967

Series III: Publications and Documents,, 1946-1972


Publishers' Catalogs and Event Announcements



Box 20 Folder 1 A-F


Box 20 Folder 2 G-J


Box 20 Folder 3 M-P


Box 20 Folder 4 S-W


Printed Material


Box 20 Folder 5 Matchbook Journal and Joyce Holland Materials,, 1971-1972


Box 20 Folder 6 The New Book/A Book of Torture: Poems by Michael McClure

(annotated by Whalen)


Box 20 Folder 7 Clippings, etc


Documents


Box 20 Folder 8 Miscellaneous


Box 20 Folder 9 Gentle Thursday Materials, 1965


Box 20 Folder 10 Notes for Course Taught at UCLA, 1964



Folder 11 Reed College Material (Transcripts, Theater Programs, etc.),, 1946-1951