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Series 1 | A Finding Aid to the Patricia Jordan papers, 1870, 1949-1984

Patricia Jordan papers, 1870, 1949-1984

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Series 1: Correspondence , circa 1950s-1977
1.1 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 4

Correspondence comprises about one half of the collection. Many items of correspondence border on works of art, or mail art, and include letters, illustrated letters, photographs, collages, postcards, greeting and holiday cards, and exhibition invitations. Letters are addressed to Patricia, Larry, and/or Lorna Jordan from friends and family. Correspondence from friends include many artists and poets including Wallace Berman, Stan Brakhage, Joseph Cornell (with whom Larry Jordan studied in 1965), Robert Duncan, Jess Collins, George Herms, Paul Beattie, Steve Arnold, Gary Snyder, and Kenneth Anger. Some items of correspondence include revealing stories about famous beat poets. Family letters are from Patricia's parents, sisters Joanna Doyle and Dee Beattie (married to Paul Beattie), daughter Lorna, and husband Larry. One file contains corresponce between Patricia and Larry.
Description Container
Steve Arnold, circa 1963-1964
1
1
Steve Arnold, 1965-1971
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2
Dee and Paul Beattie, 1962-1969
1
3
Wallace and Shirley Berman, 1958-1975
1
4-5
Joseph Cornell, 1962-1971
1
6
Kirby Doyle, 1959-1960
1
7
Robert Duncan and Jess Collins, 1960-1977
1
8
George Herms, circa 1959
1
9
George Herms, circa 1960s
1
10
George Herms, circa 1960s
1
11
George Herms, 1960
1
12
George Herms, 1961-1962
1
13
George Herms, 1963-1964
1
14
George Herms, 1965-1966
1
15
George Herms, 1967-1978
1
16
Patricia and Larry Jordan, circa 1965
1
17
Gary and Joanne Snyder, circa 1961-circa 1962
1
18
Family Letters and Cards, 1954-1974
1
19
Letters and Cards, circa 1950s-1960s
1
20
Letters, 1957-1964
1
21
Letters, 1965-1966
1
22
Letters, 1967-1969
1
23
Letters, 1970-1975
1
24
Postcards, 1958-1963
1
25
Postcards, 1964-1974
1
26
Oversized Steve Arnold correspondence from Box 1, Folder 2.
OV 4
Oversized George Herms correspondence from Box 1, Folder 15.
OV 4
Oversized Letters and Cards from Box 1, Folder 20.
OV 4

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