Williams, Jonathan, 1929-2008
- Existence: 1929-03-08 - 2006-03-16
Jonathan Williams (1929-2008), American poet, publisher, essayist, and photographer.
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
James S. Jaffe collection of Jonathan Williams and The Jargon Society
Call Number: YCAL MSS 332
Overview: This collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, galley proofs, and artwork that documents a varied sample of projects undertaken by Jonathan Williams and The Jargon Society, 1949-1990. Correspondence documents associations Williams had with collaborators for projects for The Jargon Society and with other publishers. Correspondents include Dana Winslow Atchley, Thomas A. Clark, Ian Gardner, Michael Loeb, Tom Phillips, U. Grant Roman, David Ruff, Henry Holmes Smith, Jon Edgar Webb, and...
Dates: 1949-1990, bulk 1968-1980
Matthew Jennett papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 231
Overview: The Matthew Jennett papers contain subject files, sound recordings, and other material documenting the life and work of Matthew Jennett as editor of Pharos Books. The subject files feature correspondence, writings, and printed ephemera relating to publication projects with Pharos Books. There are files for authors, publishers, and designers, including Bob Cato, Franz Douskey, Peter Ganick (of Potes & Poets Press), Leslie Lee, and Jonathan Williams (of the Jargon Society), Patrick Leigh...
Dates: 1883-2011, bulk 1940-1989
Gerrit Lansing papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 469
Scope and Contents: The collection spans the years 1814-2018 and consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material, and other papers documenting the life and work of poet Gerrit Lansing. Correspondence includes letters from many poets, writers, and other associates, including Deryk Burton, Thomas Meyer, Charles Olson, and Jonathan Williams, as well as members of the Lansing family. Writings include both Lansing's work and writings and broadsides by other poets. The collection includes records...
Dates: bulk 1944-2008, 1814-2018
Letters : to Fielding Dawson, 1978-1984
Part of Collection — Box: 46, Folder: GROUP 913, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Five typed letters signed, nine autograph postcards signed and one invitation. Some letters on printed letterhead of The Jargon Society. With three envelopes.
Thomas Meyer papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1461
Overview: The collection contains correspondence, writings, research files, astrological charts and readings, notebooks, photographs, artwork, computer media, and audiovisual media created or collected by American poet, author, and translator Thomas Meyer. Also included are materials related to Jonathan Williams, Meyer's long-time romantic partner and collaborator with The Jargon Society, as well as friends and colleagues such as Jeffrey Beam, Alfred Corn, Guy Davenport, Kenward Elmslie, Clayton...
Dates: 1952-2016, bulk 1966-2008
David Plante papers
Call Number: OSB MSS 308
Overview: The collection contains correspondence, writings, artwork, and other papers by or relating to the writer David Plante. The bulk of the collection consists of letters to Plante from authors, artists, critics, editors, and film directors, as well as correspondence with Plante's partner, Nikos Stangos, and family members.
Jonathan Williams photographs
Call Number: YCAL MSS 757
Overview: The Jonathan Williams Photographs include portraits of persons in his social circle, principally poets, painters, writers, artists, and friends, as well as images of outsider art and artists, architecture, gravesites, and landscapes, circa 1951-circa 1997. The collection includes photograph albums of Polaroid prints, as well as loose Polaroid prints, color transparencies, black and white negatives, copy slides, and copy negatives. Overall, the images in the collection document Williams' work as...
Dates: circa 1951-2007, bulk 1951-1997