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Kenneth Patchen, 1911-1972
Literary File, Photography Collection

153 items (1 box)

Acquisition: Internal transfers
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Susan McClellan, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None

Table of Contents

Scope and Contents
Item List
Index of Photographers

Scope and Contents

The Kenneth Patchen Literary File consists of 153 items, including portraits of Patchen and his wife, Miriam, images of their house in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and photographic reproductions of some of his prints. Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.

This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

*Items are located at PH:Patchen, K., Box, unless otherwise indicated.

Item List

Container Accession / P No. Description
*P2-P7 Portraits of Patchen, 1953-1954.
*P8-P12 Portraits and snapshots of Patchen, circa 1940s-1960s.
*P13 Snapshot of Patchen and Allen Ginsberg.
*P15-P25 Snapshots and portraits of Patchen's wife, Miriam.
*P26 Snapshot of Patricia Harris standing next to a painting by her.
*P27 Snapshot of William Shank and an unidentified woman.
*P28 Snapshot of Frank Bacher and "Jane" (his wife?).
* P29Snapshot of David Ruff and Harold Chumbly.
*P30 View of a building (in San Francisco?) with two unidentified people standing in front.
* P31-P32 Images of a few pages of Patchen's manuscripts.
*P33-P65 Images of display tables showing some of Patchen's books and prints.
*P122-P126 Color transparency of a print by Patchen.
*P123-P126 Color transparencies of prints by Patchen from Hallelujah Anyway (P123-P125) and But Even So (P126).
* P127Negative print of an illustrated poem by Patchen.
* P128-P131BW photographic reproduction of a print by Patchen from Hallelujah Anyway (see P123 for color transparency).
* P132-P134BW photographic reproduction of a print by Patchen.
* P135-P137BW photographic reproductions with negatives of (Patchen's?) "Panels for the Walls of Heaven."
* P138-P143BW photographic reproductions of prints by Patchen.
* P148 View of the Patchens' house in Old Lyme, Connecticut, with Miriam Patchen standing in the doorway.
*P149 Snapshot of four houses on a street in San Francisco.
*P150 Snapshot of a house (in New Mexico?).
*P151-P152 Images of posters advertising performances by Patchen.
*P153 New Directions publicity portrait of Patchen.
PH:LF:OV Box, Small P1 Portrait of Patchen, signed by Irving Penn, 1947.
PH:LF:OV Box, Small P14 Group portrait with Patchen, eight young men, and two young women on a basement stairway next to a sidewalk, some holding paintings and one holding a copy of Patchen's book Sleepers Awake.
PH:LF:Albums:Patchen, K. P144-P147Four BW snapshots of the Patchens' house in Old Lyme, Connecticut, in 1947.
NV:LF BoxesP66-P121Images of display tables showing some of Patchen's books and prints (nitrate negatives, some of which correspond to prints P33-P65).

Index of Photographers

Dunkin, Ronald--P151-P152
Kessler, Chester--P3
Penn, Irving--P1
Pope, E. Donnell--P139-P143
Redl, Harry--P2, P4-P7
Wareing, William--P12

Kenneth Patchen Literary File Finding Aid
(Last modified: 23 April 2007 )

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