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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 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.


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