Carol Berge Papers, 1970-1984
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Scope and Contents Note

The Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas-Austin houses a collection of Berge's papers prior to 1970. Washington University's Berge Papers consist almost entirely of her professional and literary papers from 1970 to the present. They include an extensive collection of correspondence with contemporary literary figures which includes carbons of many of Berge's letters to her correspondents. The Berge Papers also contain correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, proofs, and promotional material toward nearly all of her post-1970 books, notably Acts of Love, An American Romance, A Couple Called Moebius, and From A Soft Angle. Her Papers also house the archives of Center magazine, as well as material towards the issue of Mississippi Review that Berge edited. Of particular interest in the personal miscellany of Carol Berge's Papers are the flyers, brochures, and announcements concerning "happenings" and readings with which Berge was involved in New York City through the 1970's.


Consists of correspondence, (1959-1983), to and from Berge, grouped in two series, Personal and Professional Correspondence and Business Correspondence.


Consists of personal and professional correspondence, divided into 4 sub-series.


Consists of personal and professional correspondence, arranged alphabetically by author.


Consists of correspondence, newspapers, clippings, announcements, notes, press releases and other miscellany.


Consists of material relating to the Fountain Incident, including correspondence from Edward I. Koch to Berge, notes by Berge and 2 issues of The Village Voice


Consists of correspondence, to or from unidentified persons.


Consists of business correspondence divided into multiple subseries.


Consists of general business correspondence


Consists of "COSMEP papers" (printed collection of letters to and from directors of COSMEP), newsletters and miscellany


Consists of CCLM correspondence, newsletters, grant applications and miscellany.


Consists of correspondence, notes and miscellany relating to the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.


Consists of correspondence. by-laws, teacher resumes and other materials relating to the Workshop Center.


Consists of newletters, publications and correspondence relating to P.E.N.


Consists of newsletters, meeting minutes, publications and correspondence relating to the Authors' Guild/League


America the Beautiful Fund. Consists of correspondence, notes and poetry of patients from the America the Beautiful Fund and V. A. work.


Consists of correspondence relating to the Maley Roy Choudhury Defense Fund.


Consists of correspondence relating to readings.


Consists of correspondence relating to teaching positions held by Berge, including material from the University of Southern Mississippi.


Consists of correspondence and other materials relating to grant applications.


Consists of correspondence relating to the sale of papers/ work for Gotham Book Mart.


Consists of correspondence, newsletters and other materials relating to Yaddo, MacDowell and Breadloaf Conferences.


Consists of material relating to free lance editorial work by Berge; including TLS to Berge from Lawrence Ferlinghetti, with enclosures of City Lights Books advertisement and Poetry Festival program.


Consists of literary and business miscellany, including material concerning submissions, clippings, reviews and information about Japan.


Consists of correspondence relating to Salt Works Press.


Consists of drafts of novel, dedication page, flap copy and title page, material towards cover design, excerpted material, correspondence between publishers, agent and Berge, reviews and advertisements and miscellaneous notes. Acts of Love (New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973).


Consists of correspondence relating to novel, primarily between Berge, Charles Neighbors (agent) and Tom Gervasi and Gene Rachlis of Bobbs-Merrill.


Consists of various drafts, fragments, notes, material toward dusk jacket and miscellaneous matter toward Acts of Love.


Consists of auto and ts notes, clippings and pieces of material concerning the color, layout, design and typeface of the cover of Acts of Love.


Consists of various clippings and xeroxes of reviews and advertisements for Acts of Love and auto notes and fragments.


Consists of correspondence between Berge and John Martin of Black Sparrow Press, a typescript carbon of the book (including several poems that did not appear in the published version), various drafts of poems for the book, drafts of table of contents, 1 set of corrected galleys, promotional material from Black Sparrow Press, several brief biographical statements for the book and copies of reviews toward An American Romance (Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969.)


Consists of correspondence between Berge and John Martin of Black Sparrow Press concerning the publication of An American Romance.


Consists of 1 Ts(cb) of An American Romance which includes 7 poems that do not appear in the published book, and numerous Ts, carbon and auto drafts of poems from the book.


Consists of drafts of poems intended for inclusion in An American Romance, but not published.


Consists of drafts of table of contents for An American Romance and drafts of biographical data for inclusion in the book.


Consists of 1 set of corrected galley proofs for An American Romance.


Consists of promotional material for An American Romance and Black Sparrow Press.


Consists of drafts of biographical material to be sent to reviewers and copies of several reviews.


Consists of correspondence, drafts, galley proofs, reviews, advertisements and miscellaneous notes relating to the publication of A Couple Called Moebius: Eleven Sensual Stories (Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1972).


Consists of correspondence primarily between Berge and the editorial staff of Bobbs-Merrill.


Consists of 2 drafts of collection (one xerox), tear sheets for 2 stories, and numerous drafts of individual stories.


Consists of 1 set of galley proofs.


Consists of drafts of title page, epigraph page, table of contents, acknowledgements, dedication page, cover copy. Also includes proofs of cover copy.


Consists of clippings and xeroxes of reviews and advertisements.


Consists of material relating to the publication of From a Soft Angle, (Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1972), including correspondence, drafts of poems and contents pages, press releases, and reviews.


Consists of correspondence concerning the publication of From a Soft Angle.


Consists of 2 drafts of the entire collection and drafts of invidual poems.


Consists of carbon and typescript drafts of poems intended for but not included in collection.


Consists of drafts of the table of contents, biographical page and miscellaneous notes relating to collection.


Consists of miscellaneous publication material, including book jackets, order forms and payment forms pertaining to the collection.


Consists of publisher's public relations material, advertisements and some reviews of From a Soft Angle.


Consists of material toward other published works by Berge.


Consists of correspondence between Berge and Pat Jackson of Aesopus Press, a draft of the table of contents, and typescripts and carbons of poems both in and not in the collection Alba Genesis (Woodstock, NY: Aesopus Press, 1979).


Consists of correspondence between Berge and Brocard Sewell of Aylesford Press, Robert Vas Dias and Isabelle Gardner, typescripts and carbons of poems and prefatory material toward The Chambers (Aylesford Priory, Kent: Aylesford Review Press,1969).


Consists of correspondence between Berge and Bonnie Carpenter of Effie's Press, various lists of stories considered for the book, typescripts and carbons of stories and page proofs of 2 stories, toward The Doppler Effect (Berkeley: Effie's Press, 1979).


Consists of numerous tables of content, drafts of stories and notes, as well as two pieces of correspondence, 2 illustration and a galley proof of 1 story toward Remembrance of Things to Come (New York: Theo Press, 1979).


Consists of correspondence between Berge and Jim Garmhausen of Bowling Green State University Press, lists and typescript carbon drafts of poems toward Rituals and Gargoyles (Bowling Green, Oh: Newedi Press, 1976).


Consists of correspondence between Berge and Terry Homes of Fault Press toward Timepieces (Union City, Ca: Fault, 1977).


Consists of correspondence between Berge and Karl Young of Membrane Press, various tables of contents and typescript and carbons of poems both in and not in the collection toward The Unexpected (Milwaukee: Membrane Press, 1976).


Consists of correspondence, 2 typescript carbons of text, and various page proofs toward The Unfolding (New York: Theo Press, 1969).


Consists of drafts, synopses toward and loose pages from Secrets, Gossip and Slander.


Consists of correspondence, drafts and galley proofs toward Fierce Metronome (Window Editions, 1981).


Consists of correspondence, drafts and other material toward 6 unpublished books by Berge.


Consists of drafts of plot synopsis, plot for screenplay, numerous drafts and partial drafts of the novel, auto and typed notes and a series of clippings, notes, advertisements and poetry lines used or quoted in text.


Consists of material concerning Berge's unpublished novel, In motion, and includes correspondence, notes, miscellaneous clippings, draft pages, outlines, and chapter drafts of the novel.


Consists of notes and 11 drafts toward Berge's tentatively titled The Paris Novella.


Consists of plans and lists of poems for inclusion in unpublished book, Visual Purple.


Consists of outlines and synopsis of proposed novel.


Consists of proposal for book of poems.


Consists of drafts of poems by Berge, arranged alphabetically by title.


Consists of published and unpublished prose pieces groupedinto 4 subseries: Fiction, Non-fiction, Prose for performance, and Miscellaneousprose pieces.


Consists of drafts of fictional pieces by Berge,arranged alphabetically by title. Works held at the end of the entire collectionin Box 81 are indicated in the individual entries.


Consists of titled and untitled non-fictionalprose, untitled prose filed at the end of the subseries in fol 582.


Consists of manuscripts intended for performance plays, happenings.


Consists of notes, fragments and diaryentries by Berge.


Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and editorial matter relating to the publication of Center and includes a complete run of Center, no. 1-13, 1970-1979. The material is grouped by issue.


Consists of general correspondence, primarily with contributors, relating to the magazine and is arranged chronologically.


Consists of correspondence, manuscripts and editorial material toward Center no. 1.


Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and editorial material toward Center no. 2.


Consists of manuscripts and editorial material toward Center no. 3.


Consists of manuscripts for Center no.5.


Consists of manuscripts and editorial materialtoward Center no. 6.


Consists of manuscripts toward Center no.7.


Consists of manuscripts and editorial mattertoward Center no. 8.


Consists of manuscripts and editorial materialtoward Center no. 9.


Correspondence and manuscripts toward Centerno. 10.


Consists of manuscripts for Center no.10.


Consists of xerox copy of Center no. 11.


Consists of correspondence, manuscripts,and editorial material toward Center no. 12.


Consists of manuscripts for Center no. 13.


Consists of complete run of Center, no. 1-13.


Consists of various manuscriptssubmitted to Center but not strictly associatedwith one issue.


Consists of clippings, business correspondence, lists, notes, fragments, and other materials relating to the printing and distribution of Center.


Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, proof materials, and editorial material toward Mississippi Review, vol. 72, no. 2. Berge edited this issue during her appointment as guest professor at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.


Consists of correspondence, (1977:Aug-1978: Sep), relating to Mississippi Review.


Consists of notes from manuscript readers: Jim Davis, Frederic (Rick) Barthelme, Joan Johnson, David Rutledge and (?) Berry.


Consists of Ts table of contents, credits, introduction, list of contributors, xeroxes of galley proof with revisions and manuscripts by contributors.


Consists of manuscripts by contributors.


Consists of budget material and miscellany.


Consists of manuscripts by others, many of which are filed with correspondence in Ser I. Some unitemized manuscripts are filed at the end of the entire collection in Box 82, fol. 711-712.


filed in Ser I.1.a with letter from Raworth, 1966: April.


Consists of miscellany divided into 2 subseries, Personal miscellany and General miscellany.


Consists of personal miscellany broken into 16 groups.


Consists of general miscellany divided into 6 groups.


Consists of newsletters, catalogs and brochures from various organizations, including the MacDowell Colony, EAT, Poetry Flash, Small Press Review, Coda, Bookletter, and numerous presses. Includes announcements for publications, readings, and other arts events. Includes material on or by Nam June Paik, Allen Ginsberg, Charlotte Moorman, Jackson MacLow, Lyn Lifshin, Steve Katz, Vector Perera, John Kerr, Brian Gyson and John Cage.


Consists of xeroxes of articles, poems, and prose pieces, tearsheets and clippings. Includes works by Herbert Krohn, Denise Levertov, Horace Coleman, Jackson MacLow, Harold Dicker, and Emily Leider.


Consists of 9 issues of Something Else Newsletter, 3 Something Else Newscards and 2 catalogs from Something Else Press.


Consists of 4 issues of the Alan Watts Journal.


Consists of offprints of Poetry Society of America Prize- winning Poems.


Consists of correspondence and manuscripts, (1979), toward a special section of Woodstock Poetry Review, No. 6, about New York poets. The section was edited by Berge. Included are correspondence and manuscripts by Jackson MacLow, Toby Olson, Robert Vas Dias, Clarence Major, Serge Gavronsky, Paul Blackburn, Jerome Rothenberg, Norman Rosten and Berge. Correspondence and manuscripts are listed in series I.l a. and series XII respectively.


Consists of printed material, arranged alphabetically.


Consists of magazines collected by Berge, some of which are filed in series I.l.a


Accural 2 (acc. 23044) consists of unprocessed material including correspondence, manuscripts, and ephemera.

Located in accession queue.


Consists of correspondence grouped in two subseries: To Berge and From Berge. Arranged alphabetically.


Arranged alphabetically.


Ephemera is divided into three subseries: Clippings and Announcements, Personal Documents, and Miscellany.


Consists of clippings and annouments of Berge readings.


Consists of Berge's personal calendars, legal and professional documents, and personal assistant information.


Consists of Berge's miscellany notes.


Accural 3 (acc. 23068) consists of unprocessed material including correspondence and the manuscript Antics: Short Fiction About People in the Antiques Business .

Located in the accession queue.