Black Mountain College Collection
Scope and Contents
The correspondence is between Special Collections staff and poets who were connected with Black Mountain College and/or wrote for the Black Mountain Review.
The manuscripts include memoirs by Joel Oppenheimer and Gary Snyder, a poem, "Old Song," by Thomas White (Black Mountain Review, 1954 - copied by hand by Robert Creeley), a poem, "Walking Into King Sooper After Two-Week Retreat," by Allen Ginsberg, and 'The Flight," by Denise Levertov.
There are two broadsides, both from Edward Dorn: "Prolegomenon to Book III," inscribed by Dorn; and from Two Penny Lane, a novel by Fielding Dawson (excerpt from the book, with illustration).
The photographs include views of the campus and pictures of faculty and students.
- 1975 - 1977
- Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.) (Organization)
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Biographical or Historical Information
.02 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
The Black Mountain College Collection dates from 1975 to 1977 and includes correspondence, manuscripts, broadsides, and photographs.
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- Black Mountain College Collection
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