All Series Level Scope and Content Notes
Scope and Contents Note
The collection consists of the extent records of Free Lance, which cover the years 1964-69. The
collection is interesting because several of the student
contributors--including Michael Castro, Jon Dressel, Howard Schwartz,
and Pamela White--have become prominent St. Louis poets in the years
since the magazine ceased publication, and because such nationally-known
poets and writers as George Abbe, Robert Bly, R.P. Dickey, Allen
Ginsberg, Maxine Kumin, Thomas Merton, William Stafford, and Robert
Sward contributed poems, translations, and interviews that were used in
the later issues. In most cases the archive includes a copy of the
manuscript that was submitted to the Free Lance
editorial staff. Besides manuscripts of creative work, the
archive includes correspondence to and from the Free Lance editorial board; among the
correspondents are George Abbe, Allen Ginsberg, William Inman, Thomas
Merton, Marianne Moore, Howard Nemerov. Only those manuscripts and
letters written by well-known local or national figures are listed in
The contents include: Ser.I.
Administrative and organizational material; Ser. II. Correspondence; Ser. III. Manuscripts and layout materials,
photoready copy, dummies, paste-up materials, Mss., artwork.
This series consists of the memos, records, information that were
necessary to begin publishing the magazine and keep it in
This series consists of correspondence to and from the editorial
staff of Free Lance between March 18,
1966-May 17, 1968, arranged chronologically. There is also a folder
of undated correspondence which is arranged alpahbetically. Letters
include over sixty to the editorial staff. These are concerned with
editorial matters, submissions, finances. Also included are outgoing
letters, mainly written by David Glanz and Barbara Ann Braveman,
members of the editorial staff. Only incoming letters from
significant correspondents are included in the inventory below.
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This series is divided into three subseries, which include
manuscripts and layout materials from issues Vol. IV, No. 1 (Oct.
13, 1965) through Vol. VI, No. 2 (late fall, 1967); unpublished
manuscripts associated with various issues; posters, artwork, and
layout miscellany associated with various issues.
Negatives for various issues are located in oversize.