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Chamber Jazz Quartet

Author:
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Performer:
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
United States
California
Contents:
The murder of two men by a young kid wearing lemon colored gloves. State of the nation. Do the dead know what time it is? And with the sorrows of this joyousness. The lute in the attic. Lonsome boy blues. Limericks. I went to the city.
Track Information:
101 The Murder of Two Men by a Young Kid Wearing Lemon Colored Gloves.

102 State of the Nation.

103 Do the Dead Know What Time it Is?

104 And with the Sorrows of This Joyousness.

105 The Lute in the Attic.

201 Lonesome Boy Blues.

202 Limericks.

203 I Went to the City.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-3821

Cadence.3004
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Cadence
General:
Reading/concert with Chamber Jazz Sextet (19:09 ; recorded Dec. 12, 1957) -- Recording session with Alan Neil Quartet (26:36 ; recorded in 1959).
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Spoken word  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-3821
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5147e564d-a90e-4ff0-980c-e200de0a19ec
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref17924

Patchen- Palo Alto Jazz Concert

Author:
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Performer:
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
California
United States
Palo Alto (Calif.)
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4966
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Palo Alto (Calif.), United States, California.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Spoken word  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4966
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / RR
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5033f4a26-8080-410d-8919-790d0ecaa7f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26651

Kenneth Patchen Reads His Love Poems

Author:
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Performer:
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
She is the prettiest of creatures -- Fall of the evening star -- She had concealed him -- O my love the pretty towns -- Creation -- The character of love seen as a search -- Religion is that I love you -- 23rd street runs into heaven -- Beautiful you are -- Give you a lantern -- Little birds sit on your shoulders -- As beautiful as the hands of a winter tree -- While the sun still spends his fabulous money -- The sea is awash with roses -- As frothing wounds of roses -- For losing her love -- The snow is deer on the ground -- The great birds -- O she is as lovely-often-? -- As we are so wonderfully done with each other -- O now the drenched land wakes -- O my darling troubles heaven -- Do I not deal with angels -- We go out together -- From my high love -- A lament for the unlasting joys -- As she was thus alone -- Be music tonight.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4967
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Spoken word  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4967
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5d5db41f4-9136-46a4-9717-32c512672bea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26652

Funny fables of Kenneth Patchen

Performer:
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Contents:
1. The evolution of the hippopotamus -- 2. A case of unmistakable identity -- 3. Chicken fried in honey -- 4. Gaunt eve in the mornin' -- 5. How the slingshot came to be invented -- 6. The professional son -- 7. The tale of Rosie Bottom.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-2117

Green Tree.101
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
Green Tree
General:
Released on Green Tree Records as "The funny fables of Kenneth Patchen"
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Spoken word  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-2117
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk517a293b6-c3e6-4f9b-b4ef-26070098c6c0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref17153

Selected Poems of Kenneth Patchen: Read by the Author, Tape #2

Artist:
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2069
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Spoken word  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-2069
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / RR
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5a8835910-7bad-4269-b953-15dd6fc650ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20419

Kenneth Patchen Un-used

Performer:
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-5026
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Spoken word  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-5026
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / RR
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk517eb8fd5-33dd-44e1-95fe-7f7b14dfb9ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26710

Wallace Berman papers

Creator:
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Names:
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989  Search this
Di Prima, Diane  Search this
Duncan, Robert Edward, 1919-  Search this
Fonda, Peter, 1940-  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-  Search this
Heinecken, Robert, 1931-  Search this
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Hirschman, Jack, 1933-  Search this
Hopper, Dennis, 1936-  Search this
Jess, 1923-  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Jordan, Patricia M., 1937-1989  Search this
Lamantia, Philip, 1927-  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Meltzer, David  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-  Search this
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Perkoff, Stuart Z.  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Sherman, Donald  Search this
Wieners, John, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Date:
1907-1979
bulk 1955-1979
Summary:
The Wallace Berman papers date from 1907 to 1979 (bulk 1955-1979). The collection measures 5 linear feet and presents a cursory overview of Berman's career as an assemblage artist and poet. The collection contains business correspondence, letters from other artists and writers of the Beat movement, writings by others, scattered artwork by Berman, photographs by Robert F. Heinecken, and sound recordings of poetry readings.
Scope and Content Note:
The Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979 (bulk 1955-1979), measure 5 linear feet and present a cursory overview of Berman's career as an assemblage artist and poet. The collection is valuable not only for its documentation of the work of Wallace Berman, but for its documentation of the California beat movement of the late 1950s through the early 1970s.

Found are numerous letters, writings, poems, and other published material which portray the thoughts, attitudes, and trends popular in a prominent underground culture which eventually led to radical changes in America and American art. The collection contains business correspondence, letters from other artists and writers of the beat movement, writings by others, scattered artwork by Berman, and photographs by Robert F. Heinecken. In addition, the collection contains files for Berman's mail art publications Semina and S.M.S. Also of note is the large volume of printed material (2.7 feet), much of it in the form of books and other published material. Sound recordings include poets Michael McClure, Kenneth Patchen, David Melzer, and another unidentified writer performing their work.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into nine series which generally reflect material type.

With the exception of the letters in Series 1, each series is arranged chronologically. The original arrangement of the letters has been maintained, with a chronological arrangement of miscellaneous business letters and an alphabetical arrangement of the letters from Berman's more prominent colleagues.

Missing Title

Series 1: Letters, 1957-1979, undated (box 1, 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Notes from Interview, 1967 (box 1, 1 folder)

Series 3: Writings by Others, 1972, undated (box 1, 6 folders)

Series 4: Artwork, 1956-1976 (box 1, 4 folders)

Series 5: Semina, 1955-1967 (boxes 1-2, 26 folders)

Series 6: S. M. S., 1968 (box 2, 1 folders)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1907-1976 (boxes 2-5, 2.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1956-1976 (box 5, 6 folders)

Series 9: Sound Recordings, 1962-1965 (box 5, 6 folders)
Biographical Note:
Wallace Berman was born in 1926 in Staten Island, New York. In the 1930s, his family moved to the Jewish district in Los Angeles. After being expelled from high school for gambling in the early 1940s, Berman immersed himself in the growing West Coast jazz scene. During this period, he briefly attended the Jepson Art School and Chouinard Art School, but departed when he found the training too academic for his needs.

In 1949, while working in a factory finishing antique furniture, he began to make sculptures from unused scraps and reject materials. By the early 1950s, Berman had become a full-time artist and an active figure in the beat community in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Many art historians consider him to be the "father" of the California assemblage movement. Moving between the two cities, Berman devoted himself to his mail art publication Semina, which contained a sampling of beat poetry and images selected by Berman.

In 1963, permanently settled in Topanga Canyon in the Los Angeles area, Berman began work on verifax collages (printed images, often from magazines and newspapers, mounted in collage fashion onto a flat surface, sometimes with solid bright areas of acrylic paint). He continued creating these works, as well as rock assemblages, until his death in 1976.
Provenance:
The Wallace Berman papers were donated by Tosh Berman, Wallace Berman's son, in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Assemblage artists  Search this
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Poets  Search this
Collage  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Assemblage (Art)  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979 (bulk 1955-1979). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bermwall
See more items in:
Wallace Berman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw973f521c3-2c7a-47d5-8b9a-c53bf766ee89
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bermwall
Online Media:

Marian W. Sinton papers

Creator:
Sinton, Marian W., 1894-1980  Search this
Names:
Anderson, Carlo  Search this
Feldman, Bella Tabak, 1930-  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010  Search this
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Rose, Henri Marie, 1922-  Search this
Siegriest, 1899-1989  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth, 1926-2010  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1971
Scope and Contents:
Thirty-nine letters, mostly thank-yous, to Sinton from mainly San Francisco Bay Area artists Carlo Anderson, Bella T. Feldman, Nathan Oliviera, Henri Marie Rose, Louis Siegriest, Wayne Thiebaud, Beth Van Hoesen and others; and a clipping dated September 16, 1967, about the poetry of Kenneth Patchen.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector; Hillsborough, Calif.
Provenance:
Donated 1985 by Ruth Steiner, daughter of Marian Sinton. The material formed part of a larger collection of prints and drawings from the estate of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Sinton and donated to the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, California Palace of the Legion of Honor (Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco).
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.sintmari
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw963ed4abf-fa67-411f-83d7-d2f4f1c47165
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sintmari

What shall we do without us? : the voice and vision of Kenneth Patchen / with an afterword by James Laughlin

Author:
Patchen, Kenneth 1911-1972  Search this
Laughlin, James 1914-1997  Search this
Physical description:
[40] leaves, [24] p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
[1984]
Call number:
N40.1.P298 L3
N40.1.P298L3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_276814

Kenneth Patchen: painter of poems

Author:
Patchen, Kenneth 1911-1972  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. illus. (part col.) 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
C1969]
Call number:
N40.1.P298 C7
N40.1.P298C7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_5711

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