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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
Series III. Ford's manuscripts, 1933-1986
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.


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