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The collection is divided into 15 series: I. Biographical, II. Correspondence, III. Writing, IV. Journals and Notebooks, V. Editing and Publishing, VI. Naropa, VII. Other Activities, VIII. Personal, IX. Early Years, X. Family, XI. Handmade Books, XII. Art, XIII. Photographs, Slides, and Negatives, XIV. Audiovisual, and XV. Printed Material.
Collection includes: substantial correspondence between Waldman and family, particularly Frances LeFevre Waldman, friends, and fellow poets; published and unpublished manuscripts by Waldman and others; school papers from the Friends' Seminary (New York City) and Bennington College; manuscripts and ephemera from the early years of the St. Mark's Poetry Project.
Creative output is represented by manuscript drafts for the books "Iovis I, II and II" and "Kill or Cure" and a wealth of drafts for individual poems, essays and translations.
Publishing and editorial roles are well-represented in materials from the Angel Hair, Full Court Press, and Rocky Ledge publications and documents related to "Out of this World," "Talking Poetics" and "Disembodied Poetics" anthologies; teaching and administrative papers from Naropa University are included, as well as a series of journals and notebooks covering the 1960s through the 1990s.
An extraordinary selection of handmade books and original artwork by Waldman and her circle, as well as photographs, including several by Gerard Malanga and Allen Ginsberg, audio and videotapes of performances and readings, posters, broadsides, clippings, and other ephemera round out the archive.
Poet, performer, editor, publisher, and teacher; director of the St. Mark's Poetry Project (New York); co-founder, with Allen Ginsberg, of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University.
Additions are anticipated.
Unpublished finding aid available in the repository.