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Charles Henri Ford papers, 1906-1989 (bulk 1939-1989)

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Charles Henri Ford papers, 1906-1989, bulk 1939-1989

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Series I. Correspondence, 1906-1989
The files contain letters from Charles Henri Ford and Pavel Tchelitchew, and to them from their friends, primarily fellow artists, and writers. The letters detail the business, creative, and personal activities of Ford and his circle of friends from 1920-1989. Included are some works of mail art (particularly in the 1980s) from Ronnie Burk, John Chick, Buster Cleveland, Ira Cohen, Jerry Dreva, Paul Grillo, Ted Joans, Ray Johnson, and Valery Oisteanu.
Letters from Ford to his parents detail his travels, news about Pavel and other friends, and the success of his novel, The Young and evil. He discusses his readings and his opinions of specific artists and writers. Letters from his sister, Ruth Ford, are written in a diary-like style and keep her brother abreast of her social interactions with, and frank opinions about an extensive circle of literary, artistic and theatrical figures, including Djuna Barnes, Cecil Beaton, Robert Clairmont, Jean Cocteau, and Parker Tyler. She also details her personal life, impresses Ford with the importance of a network of influential friends and urges him to keep his finances in order. Letters to and from writers and artists provide rich details of creative ventures, opinions and personal events. Matta includes a set of illustrated notes. Stan Brakhage writes of his ideas about film.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically, except for a segment of letters that Ford kept in alphabetical order during the years, ca. 1933 to 1984. One folder contains letters addressed to Pavel Tchelitchew.
Box Folder
1 1 Postcards, 1906-1919 22 items
Picture (kitschy) postcards, addressed to Florine Chomeaux, Edward Chomeaux, Gladys
Gilgar, and M. Sullivan from unidentified correspondents
1 2 Postcards to Pavel Tchelitchew, 1920-1929 4 items
1 3 1930-1939 32 items
3 letters from Ford, a telegram to Tchelitchew from Orson Wells, copy of letter to Ruth Ford from Donald Sutherland (about Ford), 1 letter to Tchelitchew from the U.S. INS (1937), 10 postcards to Tchelitchew, 13 postcards to Ford, 2 postcards addressed to Blue magazine, 1 blank postcard
1 4 1940-1949 ca. 18 items
7 postcards to Ford, 4 postcards addressed to others, letter and legal documents from Morris Fish (attorney) to Ford and Tchelitchew, telegram to Tchelitchew, carbon of letter from Gertrude Ford, birthday greeting card addressed to Ruth, "Baby" and "Shelley."
1 5 1950-1952 ca. 12 items
Letters, postcards and telegrams to Ford and Tchelitchew, from Stella, Choura Zaoussailoff, Ruth Ford and Zachery Scott, Gertrude Ford and others. 2 letters (carbon copies) from Tchelitchew.
1 6 1953-1955 22 items
Letters and postcards to Ford and Tchelitchew, include holiday greetings, come hand-made, and 3 draft letters, 2 from Tchelitchew, 1 from Ford.
1 7 1954 18 items
correspondence between Kato Gondhi and Stephen Spender ( Encounter magazine); 2 letters to Botteghe Oscure from Gondhi.
1 8 1956 36 items
Letters, postcards, telegram, notes and holiday greetings to Ford and Tchelitchew from various, including Ruth Ford, Zachery Scott, Leonore Fini, "Tania" Blixon, Edouard Roditi. Most of the letters are from Andrew Tagliabue.
1 9 1957 ca. 28 items
Letters and holiday cards to Tchelitchew and Ford. 1 telegram from Tchelitchew to Ford; letter from Kirk Askew and 8 sheets (dated 1954-1957) listing Durlacher Bros. account with Tchelitchew for his paintings.
1 10 Letters to Pavel Tchelitchev, Rome, June-July, 1957 ca. 30 items
Letters from friends, most concerned about his health, including from Ruth Ford, Kirk Askew; 1 photograph of young boy; 1 very small envelope (mail art?) stamped "Pasta's parrot" contains 3 small objects. Includes hospital bills, bank book.
1 11 Condolence cables, 1957 12 items
Telegrams from Ford and Choura Zaisailoff to friends, reporting Tchelitchew's death. Most are typed copies.
1 12 Letters and Christmas cards, 1958-1959 20 items
2 letters from Ford (carbon copies), 1 to his sister; 18 holiday cards sent to Ford.
1 13 1960-1967 15 items
Letters and cards to Ford; letters between Zachery Scott (acting in Ford's behalf) and Brown University, and University of Texas, Austin about those libraries acquiring Ford's letters.
1 14 1968 11 items
Most letters between Ford and his banks, 1 postcard; one note from Ruth Ford to Susan Sontag, marked "not sent." 11 items
1 15 1969 24 items
Business and financial business in letters between Ford and his banks; some letters from friends, publishers.
1 16 1970 34 items
Most letters (carbon copies) between Frosch (attorney) and Ford, Ruth Ford and other attorneys about legal implications of Ford's plan to marry a Greek woman; short notes between Ford ("Bubu") and Ruth ("Sis").
1 17 Letters, 1971 ca. 23 items
Holiday cards and letters to Ford; some correspondence with his sister Ruth.
Box Folder
2 1 1972
2 2 January-May 1973
2 3 June-July 1973
2 4 August-October 1873
2 5 November, December 1973?
2 6 January-February 1974
2 7 March-April 1974
2 8 May-June 1974
2 9 July-October 1974
2 10 1974
2 11 November-December 1974
2 12 January-April 1975
2 13 May-August 1975
Box Folder
3 1 1975
3 2 September-December 1975
3 3 Correspondence between Ford and the American Advisory Service, 1975-1977
3 4 January-February 1976
3 5 March 1976
3 6 April-May 1976
3 7 June-September 1976
3 8 October 1976
3 9 November 1976
3 10 December 1976
3 11 1976
3 12 January 1977
3 13 February 1977
3 14 March-May 1977
3 15 June-September 1977
Box Folder
4 1 October-December 1977
4 2 1977
4 3 Letters to Jesse and Suzy Brandt, 1977
4 4 January 1978
4 5 February 1978
4 6 March 1978
4 7 April 1978
4 8 May 1978
4 9 June 1978
4 10 July 1978
4 11 August 1978
4 12 September 1978
4 13 October 1978
Box Folder
5 1 November 1978
5 2 December 1978
5 3 1978
5 4 January 1979
5 5 February-March 1979
5 6 April-November 1979
5 7 December 1979
5 7 1979
5 8 January-May 1980
5 9 June-August 1980
5 10 September-November 1980
5 11 December 1980
5 11 1980
Box Folder
6 1 Letters, January-March 1981
6 2 Letters, April-May 1981
6 3 June-July 1981
6 4 August-September 1981
6 5 October-December 1981
6 6 1981
6 7 Letter from George-Thérèse Dickenson, 1981
Contains small glass jar of frankincense inside a green stocking.
6 8 January-February 1982
6 9 March-September 1982
6 10 October-December 1982
6 10 1982
6 11 Correspondence and receipts regarding Ford, Ruth Ford, and Sotheby's, 1982
Box Folder
7 1 January-August 1983
7 2 September-November 1983
7 3 December 1983
7 3 1983
7 4 Letters in answer to a secretarial advertisement, Oct 1983
7 5 January-February 1984
7 6 March-June 1984
7 7 July-September 1984
7 8 October 1984
7 9 November 1984
7 10 December 1984
7 11 1984
7 12 Letter from Byron Black, Oct 1984
Contains mail art, including used typewriter ribbon inside plastic box.
Box Folder
8 1 January-February 1985
8 2 March-August 1985
8 3 September-November 1985
8 4 December 1985
8 4 1985
8 5 Correspondence and receipts between Ford and Sotheby's, 1985
8 6 January-February 1986
8 7 March-April 1986
8 8 May 1986
8 9 June 1986
8 10 July-December 1986
8 11 1986
8 12 Letter from Ronnie Burk, 1986
Contains mail art, including two small packets of perfumed Dhoop sticks.
Box Folder
9 1 1987
9 2 1988
9 3 1989
9 4-6 undated
Box
10-14, 77* Letters filed alphabetically, A-Z
Box Folder
10 1 A
10 2-4 B
10 5-6 C
10 7 D
Box Folder
11 1 E
11 2-3 Letters from Ruth Elizabeth Ford
11 4-9 F
Box Folder
12 1-4 Letters from Mrs. Gertrude Ford
12 5 Letters from Jane Ford
12 6-7 G
12 8 H
12 9 I
12 10-12 J
Box Folder
13 1 K
13 2 L
13 3 Matta
13 4-6 M
13 7 N
13 8 O
13 9 P
13 10 Q-R
Box Folder
14 1-3 S
14 4-5 T
14 6 U-V
14 7 W
14 8 X-Z
Box Folder
77* 5 Oversize letters, from alpha files
Oversize
1** Oversize letters from alpha files
Series II. Notebooks and datebooks, 1938-1986
Series comprises Ford's notebooks, 1968-1986, which contain diary entries and drafts of his writings, and his datebooks, 1952-1986. Also included are nine of Pavel Tchelitchew's datebooks, 1938-1948.
Series IIA. Notebooks, 1968-1986
Ford used his notebooks as diaries, and also to record ideas and drafts of poems. Most of the notebooks include haiku that were later transcribed or re-worked for works such as Kathmandu experience. In the back of many of the notebooks are extensive vocabulary lists. The notebooks also include bibliographies, addresses, lists of things to do. The notebooks are dated, and frequently have notes written years later that show how he continually mined them for ideas and later literary works. Arranged in chronological order.
Box Folder
15 1 3 notebooks, 1968-1972
Jan-Mar 1968, New York (?). Oct-Nov, with note "Reread for Multiple Exposure, April 20, 1973."
15 2 3 notebooks, 1973
Nov-Jan 1973: Kathmandu. Jan 1973, Nepalese notebook VI; with note: "gleaned 2nd time April 14, 1973 for Multiple Exposure." Jan-Mar 1973, Kathmandu; with notes (1973-1984) regarding transcribed sections, and rereading for Multiple Exposure.
15 3 6 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1973
Box Folder
16 1 5 notebooks, 1973
Kathmandu, Ceylon and Singapore, Bali and Bangkok, and Srinigar.
16 2 2 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1973
16 3 1 notebook, Kathmandu, 1973
Box Folder
17 1 4 notebooks, 1973
Kathmandu and New York.
17 2 1 notebook, Kathmandu, 1973
Subtitled "Mysteries of Kathmandu."
17 3 1 notebook, Kathmandu, 1974
Box Folder
18 1 1 notebook, Kathmandu, Feb - Jun 1974
Includes monthly entries from 1973: transcriptions for autobiography; tentatively titled "Theater of the Meaningless" written over Multiple Exposures (large notebook).
18 2 1 notebook, Kathmandu, Jun - Jul 1974
Box Folder
19 1 6 notebooks Kathmandu, 1974
Includes Collage Poems.
19 2 2 notebooks, 1974
Sep 1974 (date sealed) includes house furnishings inventory, expenses.
Oct 1974, Paris.
19 4 2 notebooks, 1975-1977
1975-1976, crossed out title: "Flesh tones."
Box Folder
20 1 2 notebooks, 1977
Feb 1977, Kathmandu.
27 Feb 1977, "Vocabulary book" written on outer envelope.
20 2 3 notebooks, 1977-1978
Dec - Jan 1978, Goa; some entries date back to 1976.
Jan 1978, Goa (Baga Beach), India; includes notes on BLUES 10.
Feb - Mar 1978, Goa.
20 3 3 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1978
Box Folder
21 1 1 notebook, Kathmandu, 1978
Jun - Sep 1978, includes "Counterparts: the mirror before the temple" crossed out title: "Time of the terrorists."
21 2 2 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1978
Sep 1978, includes "Counterparts or, the mirror before the temple."
Nov- Dec 1978, re-titled "The Kathmandu Experience" and includes "Notes for an exhibition: the Charles Henri Ford archive."
21 3 2 notebooks, 1978-1979
India. Goa and Kathmandu; includes "In memory of Juan Belmonte."
21 4 3 notebooks, 1979-1980
Kathmandu, Vocabulary notebook, Chania, Greece, and Nepal.
Box Folder
22 1 4 notebooks, 1980-1981
Jul - Sep 1980, Kathmandu.
Sep 1980, Kathmandu; subtitled The Kathmandu Experience, with newspaper clippings.
Dec 1980 to Jan 1981, New York.
Jan - Mar 1981, Kathmandu.
22 2 2 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1981
22 3 1 notebook, Kathmandu, 1981
Box Folder
23 1 4 notebooks, 1981-1983
Kathmandu, New York, Paris, and Chania.
23 2 2 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1983-1984
23 3 2 notebooks, Kathmandu, 1984
Box Folder
24 1 3 notebooks, Kathmandu and Athens, 1984
24 2 4 notebooks, 1984-1985
Kathmandu, Thailand, and Paris.
24 3 3 notebooks, 1985
Chania and Kathmandu
Box Folder
25 1 4 notebooks, 1986
Kathmandu, Sri Lanka, Paris.
Series IIB. Datebooks, 1938-1986
Ford's datebooks (agendas) date from 1952-1986, with some years incomplete or missing. In general they provide a running account of Ford's social and business activities. He chronicles his appointments, birthdays, shopping lists, visits, travels, and Indra's appointments and debts, but makes few references to his artistic endeavors. Notations at the front and back of the books include expense accounts, medication directions, addresses. A few of the datebooks from 1956-1960 contain newspaper rental listings that he evidently investigated as financial investments. Arranged in chronological order. Also included are Pavel Tchelitchew's datebooks from 1938-1948.
Box Folder
26 1 Connecticut 1952
26 2 Paris and Italy 1953
26 3 Paris and Italy 1954
26 4 Paris 1955 Jan - March
26 5 Paris and ? 1956
Book is for 1953, but re-dated entries for 1956 Paris. Filled with newspaper clippings of rentals.
26 6 Paris 1957 July - Sept
Oct 4 to Nov 15;, additional entries for October (no year), notes and clippings.
26 7 Paris 1958 July - Sept
26 8 Paris 1960
Jan - Jun contains rental listings from newspapers
26 9 Greece (?) 1968
26 10 1969
Box Folder
27 1 Kathmandu (?) 1972, April 20, 1973
27 2 1973
27 3 New York (?) 1974
27 4 New York 1975
27 5 New York, Crete, Nepal 1976
27 6 1977
27 7 Greece 1979
27 8 New York 1979-1980
Calendar used from Oct 1979 to Jan 1980.
Box Folder
28 1 1980
28 2 1980
28 3 1980
Hardly used gift from sister.
28 4 New York (2 books) 1981-1982
Three books, two for 1981.
28 5 Paris (?) and New York (?) 1983-1986
Paris, 1983; New York, 1984-1986.
Box
29 Pavel Tchelitchew's datebooks, 1938-1948
29 1 1938-1939
29 2 1940
29 3 1941
29 4 1942
29 5 1943
29 6 1944-1945
29 7 1946
29 8 1947
29 9 1948
Series III. Ford's manuscripts, 1933-1986
Fords manuscripts in various stages of revision. Arranged by titles, and type of manuscript.
Series IIIA. Manuscripts with distinct titles, 1933-1985
Subseries contains clearly titled manuscripts and collected notes for drafts of manuscripts, in various stages of revision. Some of the manuscripts have other, crossed-out, titles on them. Arranged in alphabetical order by title.
Box
30 Manuscripts B-D
30 1 "The Bird and the cat," 1952
Typescript and manuscript with many corrections; folder contains notes and script. Related in subject to the manuscript "One of the thirty-six"; one page is dated 1952.
30 2 "The Charles Henri Ford experience: an autobiography," (?) 1974
Typescript with minor corrections. Originally titled, "Intimate images" (crossed out on first p.). See "The Kathmandu experience" for similar and related material.
30 3-5 "Confessions of a freak," undated
Typescript with minor corrections.
30 6-7 "Culture clash," (?) 1978
Typescripts and manuscripts with corrections.
30 8 "Diary of a decade," undated
Photocopy of typescript with corrections. The decade described is 1948-1957.
Many pages are missing.
30 9 "Diary of a decade," undated
photocopies, illustrations with publication and identification notes.
Box
31 Manuscripts D-I
31 1 "Distilled birthmarks," 1973
manuscript with corrections.
31 2 "Distilled birthmarks" I
31 3 "Distilled birthmarks" II
31 4 "Distilled birthmarks," recopied from I and II
31 5 "Drawings," undated
Typescript with minor corrections. Note on outer envelope: "first drafts and mms poems, sealed 20 Aug 1985."
31 6 "Golden dice in the fountain: an oriental idyll," undated
Photocopied typescript with extensive revisions.
31 7 "Ideas and events," undated
Typescript with minor revisions.
31 8-9 "The Innocent sleep: a play in three acts," 194?
Typescript of final draft without corrections. 2 copies. Alternate title listed on one copy: "Time is a dream."
31 10 Interview tapes with Ira Cohen: conversations with Charles Henri Ford, Kathmandu, 1974
Audio cassette tapes of interview to be published in Gay Sunshine: a journal of gay liberation, no. 24, Spring 1975.
Box Folder
32 1 "Interview with Charles Henri Ford" by Lynne Tillman and Clive Phillpot, 22 Oct 1980
Typescript.
32 2 "The Irresponsibles," undated
Typescript of play with extensive revisions. Original title on first page is crossed out: "No Thanks for Love: a serious comedy."
32 3 "Johnny Minotaur," 1967-1969
Manuscript notes, including notes for a scenario, technical notes.
32 4 "The Kathmandu experience," undated
Typescript with extensive revisions. With several crossed out titles. See also "The Charles Henri Ford experience: an autobiography" for related material.
32 5 "The Labyrinth," undated
Typescript.
32 6-9 "Labyrinth of Baudelaire," 1952
Typescripts and manuscripts with many corrections. See also "What about Poetry and other notations including a paper on Baudelaire" for related material.
Box Folder
33 1-4 "Life of a Child," 1933-1934
Typescript with minor corrections.
33 5 "Maura," undated
Typescript with minor corrections.
33 6-7 "Night is my mother," undated
Typescript of final draft. 2 copies.
33 8-11 "Nora's Novel (Mississippi)," (?) 1933
Manuscript with corrections.
33 12 "Om Krishna," 1977
Note on outer envelope: "Aileen's typing from my final draft. Phase III XVI missing (insert inserted), 1977."
Box Folder
34 1-2 "Om Krishna," undated
Typescript with corrections. With added and crossed out titles: "Book One: Distilled birthmarks," and "Special effects."
34 3 "Om Krishna I: Special effects," pp. 81-133, undated
Typescript with minor corrections.
34 4 "Om Krishna I: Special effects," pp. 81-86, 88-133, undated
Photocopy of above typescript.
34 5 "Om Krishna III: Secret haiku," or 1984 1986
Typescript with minor corrections, and notes about publication.
34 6-9 "One of the thirty-six: a dramatist's notebook," 1951-1954
Typescript and manuscripts with many corrections. Includes notes, clipping, drafts of story in prose, scenario and script form. See also "The Bird and the cat."
Box Folder
35 1-4 "Playback," 1980
Manuscripts and typescripts with extensive revisions. Also notes, scenarios and scripts for play. Most complete typescripts are in folders 3 and 4.
35 5 "Poe," 1952
Typescript and manuscript with corrections. Includes notes and scenario for play.
35 6-9 "The Poet in Kathmandu: an oriental idyll," (?) 1981
Typescript with extensive revisions. See also "The Kathmandu experience"
35 10-11 "The Poet in Kathmandu: an oriental idyll," incomplete
Photocopy of typescript with "cut and paste" corrections, only pp. 65-184.
35 13 "Poetry postcards, series 3," 1985
Set of postcards published by the Alternative Press, 1985, and including "Eight Words" by C.H. Ford.
35 14 "Portrait of the artist as a young whore," undated
Typescript and manuscript with many corrections.
Box Folder
36 1-2 "Sacred athlete," related poems and notes, 1950-1951
Typescript and manuscript with many corrections. Includes notes, including plans for a play. Five different titles written at the top of various pages.
36 3-12 "Silver flower coo," 1968
Typographical composition of collaged printed fragments, with notes for publication. Note on outer envelope: "Ford original paste-ups for Silver Flower Coo; for Archives II; Sealed March 31, 1968."
Box Folder
37 1-2 "Special effects," undated
Typescript with many corrections. "Sealed November 23, 1971."
37 3 "Street of stairs" (out-take), undated
Typescript with minor corrections.
37 4 "Theater of the Meaningless," undated
Typescript with corrections.
37 5 "To be: an autobiographical sketchbook," undated
Typescript with minor corrections.
37 6 Untitled play, undated
Typescript with extensive revisions.
37 7-9 "What about Poetry and other notations, including a paper on Baudelaire," 1952
Typescript with minor corrections. Includes: "From a record of myself," and "The Labyrinth of Baudelaire. See also Box 32, f. 6-9 for related material.
Series IIIB. Haiku and Imprints (I-IV)
Material related to Ford's collaborative work with Reepak Shakya on the collection of Ford's haiku entitled Haiku & Imprints (I-IV). The subseries contains material from various stages of production, including original paste-ups of text, hand-colored copies of Reepak's collages and his silhouette cut-outs, as well as the 2 of the finished books. See also Works of art series for possibly related material.
Box Folder
38 1 Haiku & Imprints I, and Haiku & Imprints II, 1984-1985
With collage prints by Reepak Shakya. Kathmandu, Nepal: An Operation Minotaur Manifestation.
38 2 Reepak collage postcards with Ford haiku, undated
Notebook containing hand-colored, photocopied collages glued to postcards and set on pages opposite Ford's haikus.
38 3 OM postcardiograms, 1984
Printed and hand-colored postcards of Reepak Shakya's collages. Note on outer envelope indicates these are from First series, set of 20.
38 4 Enlarged collaged prints, undated
Hand-colored and enlarged from Haiku & Imprints.
38 5 Haiku with collages, undated
Photocopies of haiku juxtaposed and integrated with hand-colored collages (by Reepak Shakya?).
38 6 Haiku by Ford and collages by Reepak Shakya, undated
Photocopies (some hand-colored) of signed and dated collages juxtaposed with haiku.
38 7 Reepak collages, Ford haiku, undated
Hand-colored photocopies of collages glued to graph paper, and photocopies of haiku
38 8 For Reepak to color, undated
Photocopies of collages, some juxtaposed with haiku
38 9-11 Collages I, undated
Original, hand-colored collages by Reepak Shakya with some photocopies of haiku in typographic compositions; and original collages for VIEW.
38 12-13 Collages II, 1986
Original hand-colored collages by Reepak Shakya juxtaposed with haiku.
38 14 Collages III, 1984
Original collages by Reepak Shakya juxtaposed with haiku.
Box Folder
39 1-2 Final production materials, undated
Include original collages at scale of final publication, title pages (including for Public haiku and Operation Minotaur), photocopies, collages, photographs, colophons.
39 3 Production materials, undated
Includes title pages, haiku and silhouette imprint proofs.
39 4 Watercolor prints, undated
Proofs of the silhouette prints, one hand-colored photocopy, 2 geometric watercolor designs
39 5-7 Imprint proofs, 1984
2 envelopes and one notebook of proofs of the silhouette imprints. Envelopes are labeled: " 1984 Imprint proofs (rejects)" and " 1984 Imprints (reserve) framing possibilities."
Box Folder
40 1-6 Silhouette Imprints, undated
Silhouette imprints of cut-out, symmetrical designs used in the printing of pages between the text, also preliminary designs and printing examples.
Box
41 Production materials, undated
41 1-2 Silhouette imprints
41 3-4 Printed sheets
41 5 Blank sheets of paper
Samples of paper used for final production.
41 6 Binding boards
Made of handmade papers tie-dyed and produced by Bhagtapur Decorative Paper Products, Bhagtapur, Nepal.
Series IIIC. Haiku
Subseries contains haiku written by Charles Henri Ford, ranging from transcriptions from Ford's notebooks, to collections prepared for publication. The status of these works is unclear; some may be drafts, others appear to have been culled from completed works for other publications. Many files include annotations and notes by Ford, some of which signal his intentions for these manuscripts. Titles are descriptive, or taken from Ford's folder labels. Arranged in alphabetical order by title.
Box
42 Haiku manuscripts, undated
42 1 Caption haiku for the Advocate
Typescript.
42 2 Erotika Asiatica: a haiku testament
Typescript with corrections, first draft. With note: "Haiku (Literati to be extracted)."
42 3-7 Haiku, folder 1
Typescript of haiku in various stages of being cut and pasted. Annotated.
42 8 Haiku, folder 2
Typescripts and manuscripts of haiku.
42 9-13 Haiku transcriptions
Haiku transcribed from Ford's notebooks, with corrections.
Box
43 Haiku manuscripts, ca. 1972-1986
43 1-3 Emblems of Arachne, 1986
Typescript of haiku with corrections.
43 4-5 Haikus and Secret haikus, 1972-1973, 1977-1978
Manuscript, with crossed out titles: Haikus from a diary; Haikus for Indra; Upsidedown butterfly.
43 6 Handshakes from heaven II, folder I, undated
Typescript of haikus used for Handshakes from Heaven II, in various stages of being cut, glued and photocopied.
43 7 Handshakes from heaven II, folder II, 1986
Typescript of haikus used for Handshakes from Heaven II. Note on envelope: 18.ii.86 next-to-last drafts of haiku for Indra's photographs.
43 8-10 The Literati: a haiku commentary, undated
Typescript of poems.
43 11-14 Par Hasard: jeu de mots et d'images, 1983
Photocopies of Ford's haiku juxtaposed against photographs by Indra Tamang. Also preparatory material: photocopies, title pages, haiku collaged on graph paper and clippings from magazines and newspapers used as source material for collage haiku.
43 15 Public haiku, undated
Photocopies of collages and haiku, with a note about sending duplicates to the Advocate; Included is one collage with "View" at top.
43 16 Public haiku, 1984
Photocopies of Reepak Shakya's collages with one of Ford's haiku glued to page. Note on envelope about sending photocopies to the Advocate, 16 Nov 1984.
43 17 Silk Purses, undated
Signed originals of haiku glued onto hand-colored, photocopied collages by Reepak Shakya.
43 18 Silk Purses, 1984
Typescript of haiku.
Series IIID. Drafts of poems, ca. 1973-1985
Subseries comprises drafts of poems, many in single sheets. Titles are descriptive or taken from Ford's original folder. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box
44 Manuscripts of poems, ca. 1973-1985
44 1 The End of the world is beautiful today, not after 1985
Typescript of collection of poems with minor collections. With note: first drafts and MSS poems, sealed 20 Aug 1985.
44 2-4 Poems: duplicates; typed poems for Book II and first typed drafts, undated
Manuscripts and typescripts of poetry with revisions. Poems include: "Happy landing for Jonathan Williams" and "Om Krishna: a tetrology".
44 5 Poems, first drafts, 1973
Two manuscript notebooks contain numerous poems, vocabulary lists, some journal entries and travel plans.
44 6 Poems, first drafts, 1976
Notebook contains manuscript poems, dated 23 Aug 1976 to 11 Nov 1976, vocabulary lists and notes. Cover title of notebook: Cahier of Vocabularies and First drafts, 1976. Note on inside cover regards Ford's plan for the poems. Various titles are listed in back pages: "Operation Minotaur," "Distilled birthmarks," "Lizard under the curtain," "Sausages," and "Last will and testament."
44 7 Poems: some first drafts (Kathmandu), undated
Typescript and manuscript with revisions. Includes poems under the following titles: "Special effects (for Parker Tyler)," "Distilled birthmarks," "Distant lightning," "Jonquils of propinquity for Henry James," and "In search of the indescribable mirages in a labyrinth."
44 8 Poetry reading, Chicago, undated
Photocopies of typescripts with annotations regarding reading.
44 9 Selected poems, folder I, ca. 1938-1964
Typescript. Note on envelope: First drafts and mss poems, sealed 20 Aug 1985. Includes: from The garden of disorder and other poems, 1938; ABC's, 1940; "Ballad for Baudelaire" from The Mirror of Baudelaire, 1942; poems from The Overturned lake, 1941; poems from Sleep in a nest of flames, 1949; Uncollected poems, 1949-1964
44 10 Selected poems, folder II, 1976, undated
Typescripts and manuscripts with minor corrections. Includes: "Serenade to Leonore," "Plaint," "The Overturned lake," "Five elegies," "Bringing culture to Buffalo," "Enshrined," "Untitled," 1976.
44 11 Selected poems, folder III, undated
Ca. 28 typescripts and manuscripts, various titles
Series IIIE. Notes on poems, ca. 1945-ca. 1985
The subseries contains sheets with titles and notes, although the relationship of the notes to the poem titles is ambiguous due to Ford's repeated changes. Files also contain supportive materials, such as vocabulary lists, review clippings and notes for illustrations. Titles are descriptive or taken from Ford's original folder labels. Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box
45 Notes, ca. 1945-ca. 1985
45 1-2 Miscellaneous notes I, 1950, undated
Typescript and manuscript notes on Baudelaire, with corrections. Titles at the tops of many pages, such as: "Notes on Labyrinth - Imagery for chapter V"; "The Mirror of Baudelaire"; "Notes on Le Spleen de Paris"; "Phoenix sun"; "Notes (7/26/1950) Sun and Sea."
45 3 Miscellaneous notes II, undated
Manuscript and typescript notes with corrections refer to a number of works in various stages in their production, including: "Johnny Minotaur," "Distilled birthmarks," "Mirages in a labyrinth," "Om Krishna," "Haiku," "A Text," "The Kathmandu experience," "Silk purses," "Secret haiku," "The book of hidden lights," and others.
45 4 Notebook: poems first drafts and vocabulary, 1976
Manuscript includes poems, vocabulary lists and notes, beginning 11/13/1976. Notes under titles: "Om Krishna," and "Lizard behind the curtain."
45 5-6 Poems: imperfect copies, undated
Poems date from before 1985. Typescripts and manuscripts of poems and notes, with corrections. With note: sealed Aug. 20, 1985 .
45 7 Mss poems for archive II (copied), undated
Typescripts and manuscripts of poems and notes, with corrections. With note: sealed Aug. 20, 1985.
45 8 Mississippi notes and re-copied material, (before ) undated 1980
Notes, seemingly taken from reviews, along with vocabulary lists, notes on works, recopied rough drafts and lists of titles. Note on cover: Sealed for archive II, 22.ix.80.
45 9 Notes for illustrations, undated
Manuscript notes about covers for Water from a bucket, View (magazine) and ABC's.
45 10 Notes on poems, 1945
Notebook contains manuscript notes on various poems. Notes on cover: "Prelude {\#}1 to Volume I," and "For Yale University Library: to be sealed until 2000 A.D."
45 11 Notes on poems, 1946-1947
Notebook with manuscript notes on various poems, and journal entries. Notes on cover: "School of existence - 1946-1947," and "Prelude {\#}2 to Volume I."
45 12 Piero Tmar, 1954
Notebook with manuscript notes, contains various titles: "Piero Tmar," "A Life," "Statues in the decor," "Piero," "The Last palace," "The Voice of a man," "A Guiding star."
Series IV. Works by others, ca. 1980s
Typescripts and articles used Ford for his own reference, or sent to him for possible publication. Arranged in alphabetical order by author. Includes one translation by Ford, one interview with him, and one mss. about him. See also Series VIII for other material about Ford.
Box Folder
46 1 Baudelaire, Charles. A Voyage to Cytherea.
Translation by Charles Henri Ford.
46 2 Bell, Millicent, "Henry James: the man who lived"
Photocopy of article from Massachusetts Review.
46 3 Bell, Millicent, "Virginia Woolf now,"
Photocopy of article from Massachusetts Review.
46 4 Boultenhouse, Charles. "Parker Tyler's own scandal"
Typescript, pp. 35-42 and table of contents.
46 5 Coleman, E.H. "An essay on Nightwood"
Photocopy of typescript from University of Maryland, College Park, with editorial corrections throughout, possibly by Djuna Barnes. The text includes notes on other authors. Note on envelope: "Xerox - 34 pp - regarding Djuna Barnes piece submitted to View mag."
46 6 Gorer, Geoffrey, "Tchelitchew"
Typescript.
46 7 Milinaire, Caterine, "High season in Goa: Caterine Milinaire interviews Charles Henri Ford"
Typescript with corrections.
46 8 Rood, Karen, "Entry on Charles Henri Ford for Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 48: "American Poets 1880-1945," 1986
Typescript contains bibliography and extensive biography.
46 9 Rood, Karen, "Entry on Charles Henri Ford for Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 48: American Poets, 1880-1945," (revised copy) 1986
Photocopy of transcript, with revision notes.
46 10-11 Sartre, Jean Paul, "The Respectful prostitute"
Also translated as the "Deferential whore," adapted from the French by Lionel Abel.
2 typescripts of the play, with many corrections.
46 12 Tillman, Lynne, "Coming of Age in Xania"
46 13 Various authors, Alternative Press Postcards
46 14 Various authors, poems, folder I
Typescript poems submitted to Ford for publication. Works from: Valery Oisteanu (1); Gerard Malanga (10); Anne Waldman (2); Lynne Tillman (1); Andrei Codrescu (2); Robert Press (1); Jay Leyda (1); Harold Norse (1); James David Landis (1).
46 15 Various authors, poems, folder II
Typescript poems, probably submitted to Ford for publication. Works by: Ron Padgett (3); Tom Weigel (6); Angela Dryden (9).
46 16 Various authors, poems, folder III
Typescript poems, probably submitted to Ford for publication. Works by: Bob Lovit; Ira Cohen; W.-C. Stickney; Parker Tyler; Indra Tamang; Gerard Malanga; Tom Weigel; Ronnie Burk; Carlos; Dana; G.T. Dickenson; Ted Joans; John Wilness; Ted Berrigan; Andrej Codrescu; Margot; Angela Dryden.
Series V. Blues 10, 1978-1989
Correspondence and literary manuscripts related to Blues 10, the tenth issue of the literary journal first published by Ford as Blues: a magazine of new rhythms, in Columbia, Missouri, 1929-1930 (vol. 1-vol. 2, no. 9). Blues 10 was published in 1989 as Unmuzzled ox, vol. 12, no. 4 (no. 26).
Box
47 Letters from poets and writers, 1978-1979
47 1-3 Bennett, Will
47 1-3 Bly, Robert
47 1-3 Boultenhouse, Charles
47 1-3 Bowles, Paul
47 1-3 Burroughs, William S.
47 1-3 Cohen, Ira
47 1-3 Dickenson, George-Thérèse
47 1-3 Farrell, James T.
47 1-3 Garner, Sky
47 1-3 Ginsberg, Allen
47 1-3 Grillo, Paul
47 1-3 Gurewitch, Morton
47 1-3 Gysin, Brion
47 1-3 Higgins, Dick
47 1-3 Jaffe, Susan
47 1-3 Jones, Ted
47 1-3 Kostakis, Peter
47 1-3 Kostelanetz, Richard
47 1-3 Kowitt, Steve
47 1-3 Norse, Harold
47 1-3 Penzi, James
47 1-3 Roditi, Edouard
47 1-3 Rorem, Ned
47 1-3 Sauer, Ronald F.
47 1-3 Tavel, Ronald
47 1-3 Thomson, Virgil
47 1-3 Valaoritis, Nanos
47 1-3 Waldman, Anne
47 4 Blues 10 photographs
Photographs (b/w) of Mark Mendel word piece.
47 5 Blues 10 - manuscripts of works published
Works and or letters from: R.F. Sauer, John Digby, Ben Maddow, Ira Cohen, Paul Grillo, Bill Wolak, Tom Peterson, Valery Oisteanu.
47 6 Rejected manuscripts, and letters from writers
Allen Ginsberg, Jim Goodman, Bill Wolak, Anne Waldman.
47 7 Rejected manuscripts, and letters from writers
Works and or letters from: William Burroughs, Ira Cohen, Bill Wolak, Andrei Codrescu, Ted Joans, Edouard Roditi, R.F. Sauer, John Digby, Edouard Rodin, Ben Maddow, George Thérèse Dickinson, Paul Bowles, Virgil Thomson, Parker Tyler.
47 8 Rejected manuscripts, and letters from writers
Works and or letters from: Richard Kostelanetz, Edouard Roditi, Ronald Tavel, Edmond Jabès, Anthony Rudolf, Sky Garner, Harold Norse, Laura Beausoleil, Brion Gysin, Steve Kowit, George Thérèse Dickenson, Will Bennett, Nanos Valaoritis.
Box Folder
48 1-3 Manuscripts and letters
Works by: Parker Tyler, Will Bennett, Morton Gurewitch, R. F. Sauer, Charles Plymell, James Penzi, Ronnie Burke, Anne Waldman, Edouard Roditi, Peter Kostakis. File of rejected manuscripts?
48 4-7 Manuscripts and letters
Works by: Andrei Codrescu, Ira Cohen, Bill Wolak, George Thérèse Dickenson, Harold Norse, Paul Bowles, Ben Maddow, Neil Hackman, John Digby, Coburn Britton, Morton Gurewitch, Brion Gysin, Nanos Valaoritis, Bill Wolak, Valery Oisteanu, Paul Grillo, Dick Higgins, Peter Kostakis, Harold Norse, Donald Windham, Sam Abrams, Kit Knight, Ronald Tavel. File of rejected manuscripts?
Box Oversize
77* 4 Manuscripts, oversize
Series VI. Works of art, 1934-1988, undated
Works by Ford and others.
Series VIA. Works by Charles Henri Ford, 1934, 1973, undated
Drawings and collages, some in photocopies, by Ford, according to the labeling on the original envelopes and folders. In some cases attributions may be questionable.
Box Folder
49 1 Scrapbook pages, 1934
49 2 Collages, folder I
See also Box 77*, f. 1 for oversize collages.
Box Oversize
77* 1 Collages, folder 1
Box Folder
49 3 Miscellaneous signed works, 1973, undated
"Submarine monster" 1973; "Before leaving - do nothing," undated; and assorted drawings, collages and photocopies.
Series VIB. Art works by others, 1940s-1986
Individual art works, filed alphabetically by artist. Series VIC. should be consulted in conjunction with this subseries. Some oversize material is filed in Box 77* and in flat file folder 2**.
Box Folder
49 4 Anonymous, undated
Etched copper plate
49 5 Anonymous, 1986
"Cut-outs by Lee."
49 6-7 Anonymous: miscellaneous, undated
Drawings, collages, photographs, photocopies, fragments
See also Box 77*, f.3, f.7, f.8 for oversize works by Anonymous.
See also flat file folder 2** for oversize works by Anonymous.
Box Oversize
77* 3 Anonymous, "Miscellaneous"
Oversize from Box 49, folder 6.
77* 7 Anonymous: "Watercolors and Imprints"
Oversize from Box 49, folder 7.
77* 8 Anonymous: "Indra and Jeremiah"
Oversize from Box 49, folder 8.
Oversize
2** Anonymous
Oversize, from Box 49.
Box Folder
49 8 Baarslag, Lee, 1984
"The Brick Boys," photographs.
Box Oversize
77* 2 Black, Byron: Printed Matter
Box Folder
49 9 Burk, Ronnie, ? 1982
Envelope contains a photograph, a drawing and a newspaper clipping.
49 10 Burk, Ronnie, 1981-1988
Photocopied collages. See also flat file folder 2** for 1 oversize sheet.
Oversize
2** Burk, Ronnie
Box Folder
49 11 Cleveland, Buster, ? 1977
Envelope contains circular note, calling cards and photocopies.
49 12 Cohen, Ira, 1977
"Happy Birthday to the poet."
49 13 Cohen, Ira, undated
Miscellaneous photographs and collages.
Box
50 Cohen, Ira, photographs, 1973-1975
50 1 2 Photographs, 1975
Beggar boy with silver foil fingernails, signed; Petra Vogt with tiger, signed.
50 2 Blind tarot, signed
50 3 Cow festival, (Jatra), signed, 1975
50 4 Floating Tara, signed, 1975
50 5 Flower seller at Pashupatinath, signed, 1975
50 6 The photo stressed the unimportance of makeup, signed, . 1973
50 7 Untitled, 1973
note on envelope: "At the Hermitage."
Box
51 Works by others, C-S, ca. 1984-1986
51 1 Cohen, Ira, 1974
Photographs.
51 2 Cohen, Ira, 1974
Photographs, Kathmandu.
51 3 Cohen, Ira, 1980
Photographs of Indra.
51 4 Cohen, Ira, 1981
Postcards.
51 5 Cohen, Ira, 1981
Postcards with letter.
51 6 Cohen, Ira, 1978
Unauthorized pictures of Ford. See also flat file folder 2** for oversize work by Cohen.
Oversize
2** Cohen, Ira
Oversize from Box 51.
Box Folder
51 7 Duchamp, Marcel, ca. 1935
Rotoreliefs. Probably the first series printed in Paris, 1935, including the black plastic viewer, but without the circular holder.
51 8 Emerson, Beth, 1980
Audio cassette tape: Beth Emerson live at Stone Street.
51 9 Goodman, Jim, photographs, 1981-1984
51 10 Grillo, Paul, 1975
"The Birth of the Blues" and "Homocarium" with letter to Ford.
51 11 Grillo, Paul, 1976, 1978
"Dreamskins," 1976 and "Visual Poem," 1978.
Box Oversize
77* 9 Hassell, Jon: "Dream Theory in Malaya"
Oversize from Box 51.
Box Folder
51 12 Joans, Ted, 1975
"A present for Ford"
51 13 Joans, Ted, 1986
Tchelitchef connection in Minataur selection.
51 14 Johnson, Ray, , 1976 undated
Photocopied collages.
51 15 Korbanka, undated
Untitled painting.
51 16 Lama, Surendra, undated
Drawings.
Box Oversize
77* 9 Malanga, Gerard "Photograph"
Box Folder
51 17 Mayo, undated
2 drawings.
51 18 Newton, Jeremiah, 1976
"Found : Changes in Crew."
51 19 Oisteanu, Valery, 1982
Collage postcard
See also Box 77, f. 10 for oversize Oisteanu work.
Box Oversize
77* 10 Oisteanu [?], Valery: "Collage Drawing"
Box Folder
51 20 Ray, Man, undated
Photograph of Mina Loy.
51 21 Shakya, Reepak, 1986
Drawings.
51 22 Stamey, Chris, 1977
"The Summer Sun; Where the fun is," Long-playing record.
Box
52 Works by others, T-Y, ca. 1935-ca. 1982
52 1 Tamang, Indra, 1974-1980
Collages.
52 2 Tanguey, Yves and Kay Sage, ca. 1945
Christmas and New Year's greeting.
52 3 Tyler, Parker, undated, 1935
Valentine and postcard.
52 4-7 Various artists postcards, undated
Postcards labeled: "The Image Bank Post Card Show"; Note on outer box: "Postcards from Michael Morris..."
52 8 Various artists postcards, undated
View postcards, series I-III.
52 9 Various artists postcards, undated
Collection of postcards: "9 photographers," edited by Gerard Malanga.
52 10 Warhol, Andy: "Ones", undated
52 11 Weigel, Tom, 1982
Photocopy collages.
52 12 Whitman, Robert, "Artcash," 1976
52 13 Young, Dana: color photocopies, 1976
"Future stroll thru the park," "Discovery of Nepal I," and "Discovery of Nepal II."
Series VIC. Miscellaneous art material
The bulk of this subseries is visual art, interfiled with related letters, poetry and prose. The visual works are collages, drawings, artist's card, and mail art. The work is not dissimilar to that in Series VI.B, above, but was filed separately by Ford. Each folder contains a grouping of works by artists / writers, A-Z, and this arrangement has been maintained. Oversize material is filed in flat file folder 3**.
Box Folder
53 1 B-T:
53 1 Burk, Ronnie
53 1 Ford, Charles Henri
53 1 Grillo, Paul
53 1 Tamang, Indra
Oversize
3** Black, Byron Oversize miscellaneous art material, from Box 53, folder 1.
Box Folder
53 2 "Art for photography"
53 2 Anonymous
53 2 Cohen, Ira
53 2 Coleman, Brien
53 2 Dreva, Jerry
53 2 Ford, Charles Henri
53 2 Grillo, Paul
53 2 H.S.
53 2 Johnson, Ray
53 2 Kostakis, Peter
53 2 Tamang, Indra
53 2 Tyler, Parker
53 2 Williams, Jonathan
53 3-4 A-W:
53 3-4 Anonymous
53 3-4 Baarslag, Lee
53 3-4 Burk, Ronnie
53 3-4 Ford, Charles Henri
53 3-4 Gain, A.
53 3-4 Hayter, S.W.
53 3-4 Johnson, Ray
53 3-4 Kushner, Robert
53 3-4 Montana
53 3-4 Nuki
53 3-4 Penzi, James
53 3-4 Richard, C.
53 3-4 Shakya, Reepak
53 3-4 Tamang, Indra
53 3-4 Tanguey, Joel
53 3-4 Tchelichew, Pavlik
53 3-4 Trovillim, David
53 3-4 Vogt, Petra
53 3-4 Wolak, Bill
53 5-7 A-W:
53 5-7 Andre, Michael
53 5-7 Anonymous
53 5-7 Black, Byron
53 5-7 Buczak, Brian
53 5-7 Burk, Ronnie
53 5-7 Childers, Lee Black
53 5-7 Cohen, Ira
53 5-7 Eichenberg, Fritz
53 5-7 Ford, Charles Henri
53 5-7 Hussey
53 5-7 Johnson, Ray
53 5-7 Noli, David
53 5-7 Picard, Lil
53 5-7 Spender, Stephen
53 5-7 Stevens, Jon
53 5-7 Tamang, Indra
53 5-7 Tillman, Lynne
53 5-7 Weisel, Tom
53 8-9 A-Y:
53 8-9 Anonymous
53 8-9 Bardo Matrix
53 8-9 Baum, Timothy
53 8-9 Berman, Eugene
53 8-9 Boccolini, Alberto
53 8-9 Boyle, Kay
53 8-9 Buczak, Brian
53 8-9 Burk, Ronnie
53 8-9 Coleman, Brien
53 8-9 Dickenson, George-Thérèse
53 8-9 Ford, Charles Henri
53 8-9 Grillo, Paul
53 8-9 Hseih, Sam
53 8-9 Joans, Ted
53 8-9 Johnson, Ray
53 8-9 Kennedy, Blanchard
53 8-9 Tamang, Indra
53 8-9 Tchelitchew, Pavel
53 8-9 Weigel, Tom
53 8-9 Young, Dana
Series VII. Personal and business documents, 1936-1986
The series contains miscellaneous official and personal documents, momentos, guest lists, mailing lists and assorted items of a miscellaneous nature. Some of the files relate to Ford's sister, Ruth Ford, to Gertrude Cato Ford, and to the estate of Pavel Tchelitchew. The material in this series was originally interspersed with correspondence. Oversize items are filed in Box 77* and flat file folder 3**. See Series VIII for more material about Ford.
Box Folder
54 1 Chronologies, undated
Biographical sketches and chronologies of Charles Henri Ford, Pavel Tchelitchew, Reepak Shakya and Indra Tamang
54 2 Bibliographies, undated
Works of Charles Henri Ford, with annotations regarding reprints.
54 3 Official documents, undated
Contracts; certification for English conversation class for Indra Tamang; estate documents for Pavel Tchelitchew and Annie B. Aycock; visas and passport documentation.
54 4 Passports, 1955-1981
Renewed and re-issued passports for scattered years (5).
54 5 International certificates of vaccination, 1972-1980
54 6 Health care documents, undated
Medical reports and x-rays.
54 7 Books signed to Charles Henri Ford
54 8 Personal notes, undated
Short personal notes, memoranda, maps to friends houses; includes some annotations on literary works.
54 9 Gertrude Cato Ford papers
School report cards, church membership, estate records.
54 10 Preparatory material for an exhibition: "Postcards to Charles Henri Ford," 1976
Gallery announcements, press releases, mailing lists.
54 11 Photocopies of postcards in exhibition: "Postcards to Charles Henri Ford," 1976
54 12-13 Postcards
54 14 Bellevue Press postcards
54 15 Membership cards, undated
YMCA, New York, Social Security, Medical Information card, The Cavern.
Box
55 Photographs
55 1-6 Family snapshots, passport and other photographs
Some that may have been used as artistic sources. The photographers include Ford, Ruth Ford, Ira Cohen and Indra Tamang.
Box Folder
56 1-12 Address books, ca. 1950s
Box Folder
57 1-6 Address books, ca. 19--
Box
58 Guest lists, mailing lists, ca. 1939-1986
58 1 Guest registers, 1939-1951
Ford and Pavel T. in Weston, Connecticut.
58 2 Guest registers, 1955, 1973
Chez Francois Reichenbach, Place des Etats-Unis, Paris, 1955.
Kathmandu experience, in a chemistry exercise book, 1973.
58 3 Guest registers, 1979-1980
"High tea at the Dakota" (New York City).
58 4 Guest register, 1980 October 15
58 5 Dinner party, 1986, June 26
Notes, letters, guest lists and a photograph related to a dinner party given by Ruth Ford for Operation Minotaur's Handshakes from heaven II.
58 6 Mailing list, 1975
For the Kathmandu experience, New York Cultural Center.
58 7 Old mailing list - finished business, 1981 Jan
58 8 Mailing list, 1982
58 9 Mailing lists, 1986, undated
Out of town, foreign, the Dakota (1986), Press, and Couri Hey.
Box
59 Guest lists and mailing lists, ca. 1966, undated
59 1 Miscellaneous mailing lists
59 2 Mailing list for Silver flower coo
59 3 Old lists (Johnny Minotaur premiere)
59 4 List lend to Iolas
59 5 Lists and labels no. 2 (duplicates)
59 6 Mailing list typed for photocopying, gummed labels
59 7-11 Guest and mailing lists for various events
Lists for teas, parties, Christmas cards, screenings, exhibitions and other events.
Box
60 Things to do, 19--
60 1-8 Lists of things to do
People to call and visit, letters to write, errands to run, and inventory and grocery lists. Arranged chronologically by year.
Box Folder
61 1 Printed matter
61 1 Objects
61 1 Photographs
61 2 The Dakota [apartment in New York]
Directory and sheet regarding tipping staff at his apartment in New York.
61 3 Holy bible with 4-leaf clovers, 1946
61 4 Tru-Vu film viewer of Gypsy Rose Lee performing a strip tease
Box is addressed to P. Tchelitchew.
Box
62 Miscellaneous items
62 1 Unopened birthday present
From Hasley, Denise Mercedes, Patrick Mack.
62 2 7 Photos of Zachary, 1985
Photos of the actor Zachary Scott (married to Ruth Ford), a present from Ford's sister.
62 3 Paris jazz, 1985
Audio cassette tape. Note on envelope: " 1985 Paris tape - begins with Ted Joans re Operation Minotaur. Side II - Jazz, etc."
62 4 Material related to looking for a loft, 1975
Classified advertisements with notations.
62 5 Rental advertisements
Rough drafts for ads.
62 6 All about everybody, 1936-1949
Miscellaneous autographs.
62 7 Press photographs, 1980
"A gift of Balarama."
62 8 Goa: Photos and documents
Notes, newspaper clippings and photocopied articles about Goa, India.
62 9 Illustrations
Printed illustrations of Hindu and Buddhist deities. See also flat file folder 3** for oversize items.
Oversize
3** Illustrations of Hindu dieties
Oversize items from Box 62, folder 9.
Box Folder
62 10 Indra's notes
62 11 Proposal for an anthology
Entitled The Page as alternative space, co-edited by Martha Wilson and Ingrid Sischy.
62 12 Business cards
62 13-14 Pamphlets - various
62 15 Yoga information
62 16 Horoscope and bio-rhythm information
62 17 Rough drafts for a social column
High Tea at the Dakota. Leonora Carrington.
62 18 Accounts, Kathmandu, 1981
62 19 Order forms
Completed, but unsent orders for books, slides, senior discounts, etc.
62 20 Recipes
62 21 Seeds
3 packets.
Box Oversize
77* 6 Himalayan View Calendar
Series VIII. Dossier scrapbook, undated
Files in this series were intended for Charles Henri Ford's dossier. They contain ephemera, other printed material, and manuscripts that document his life and work. The files contain newspaper clippings, reviews, announcements, press releases, advertisements, chronologies and bibliographies, articles and interviews by and about him, photocopies of entries from biographical dictionaries. Also included: some poetry with corrections, publication catalogues and journal issues. The folders reflect Ford's labeling.
Box
63 Dossier material
63 1 Ford dossier miscellaneous
63 2 Dossier and scrapbook material
63 3 Ford dossier
63 5-7 Clippings for scrapbook
Series IX. Newspaper clippings, 1952-1989
The bulk of the clippings were sent to Ford by his sister Ruth. Her annotations on the clippings range from gossip to editorial comments. The subjects of the clippings include society news, reviews, advertisements and articles related to theater, fine art galleries, opera, dance, literature and gay rights. Some of the clippings were collected by Ford himself. Clippings are arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
64 1-7 Clippings
Series X. Program announcements, 1940-1989, undated
Series comprises printed announcements for various artistic activities, many with personal inscriptions. The events announced include performance art, poetry readings, art exhibitions, auctions, theatre performances, as well as announcements of books for sale. The formats include small catalogues, cards and postcards, advertisements, posters, playbills, press releases and price lists. Arranged chronologically by year.
Box
65-66 Announcements
Box Folder
77* 11-13 Gallery announcements
77* 14 Gallery announcements: Poetry Project
Oversize
4-6** Gallery announcements
Series XI. Receipts and publications, ca. 1920-1989
Primarily personal financial papers, the series contains royalty reports, auction reports from Sotheby's, gallery receipts, invoices, travel and household receipts, bank statements, check stubs, and notes regarding sums of money lent. Many items are undated. Includes publications that came with the archive.
Box
67-73 Receipts
Box
74-76 Publications and unprocessed
Box
78-79 Publications and unprocessed


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