- Scope and Contents
Correspondence, writings, artwork and objects, printed material, and sound recordings documenting the life and creative work of Sheri Martinelli and associated figures, including Ezra Pound. The correspondence includes Martinelli's letters with Pound, the poet H. D., and Charles Bukowski, as well as many other literary and artistic figures. The writings include selections of Pound's manuscript material from the Cantos, as well as Martinelli's extensive notes and notebooks. Paintings, sketches, ceramics, and etchings are present, as are two volumes of the Cantos, illustrated by Martinelli and housed in painted boxes, and extensive printed material containing Martinelli's illustrations and annotations. The sound recordings include over 1600 audiocassettes, microcassettes, and reel-to-reel tapes of recordings made by Martinelli.
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Boxes 3, 138-144 (reel-to-reel tapes): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Boxes 62-136 (audiocassettes): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 137 (microcassettes): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Sheri Martinelli Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Sheri Martinelli, 1977 and purchase from Gilbert Lee, 1999.
Organized into three groupings: June 1977 Acquisition, August 1999 Acquisition, and August 1999 Acquisition Addition.
- 1905 - 1999
- 115.55 Linear Feet ((131 boxes) + 13 art, 1 broadside, 1 roll)
- Related Names
- Martinelli, Sheri
- Language of Materials