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British-born poet and collagist John Digby's productive and multi-faceted career spans nearly five decades, beginning in the 1960s. Best known as a collage artist whose Surrealism-influenced collages have been widely exhibited in England, France, Korea, and the United States, Digby is also a prolific poet whose works have been translated into several languages. In addition, he is an accomplished illustrator, editor, publisher, and printer. His seminal publication,

The Collage Handbook , produced with Joan Digby, his wife and frequent collaborator, was the culmination of many years of research into the materials, methods, and techniques of the art of collage and the individuals past and present who practice it. The Collage Handbook (1985) remains an important and influential contribution to the development and history of this distinctive art form.

John Digby was born on January 18, 1938, in London, and spent his early childhood in London during the Blitz in World War II. An avid birdwatcher, he left school at the age of fifteen to work in the Small Bird House at the London Zoo. During his six years at the zoo, Digby encountered many different species of birds and animals, gaining invaluable experience and knowledge of the natural world that later found expression in his creative work.

During his early days at the zoo, Digby was motivated to return to school after attending lectures given by Sir Julian Huxley. He registered for night classes at The Working Men's College in London and studied a variety of subjects. An English literature class introduced him, through an English translation, to the poetry of Arthur Rimbaud, which inspired Digby's first foray into writing poetry. As poetry became increasingly important to him, he left the London Zoo and spent several years working in a series of different occupations, including proofreader in a printing and publishing house, working in the Reading Room of the British Museum, and serving in various departments of civil service.

During the 1960s, Digby traveled between London and Paris in his free time as he pursued his love of poetry. In London, he became associated with a poetry circle known as "the Group," which included Edward Lucie-Smith, Philip Hobsbaum, George Macbeth, Peter Redgrove, and others, and Digby began to publish his poetry in a number of magazines. While in Paris, John Digby discovered Dada and Surrealism, which would have a profound and lasting influence on his poetry and other artistic endeavors.

The next decade was a period of tremendous activity and dramatic change in Digby's life and career, both literary and artistic. Digby co-founded a small British press, Caligula Press, with artist and illustrator Steve Wheatley. They not only published their own material, but also featured the work of such rising poets as Asa Benveniste, Jeremy Reed, Nathaniel Tarn, and others. In 1974, Anvil Press published Digby's first collection of poetry,

The Structure of Bifocal Distance , followed in 1978 by his second book of poems, Sailing Away From Night , published by Anvil Press in collaboration with Kayak, the American press of George Hitchcock based in San Francisco, California. Digby was actively involved in the cover design of both books, and at this time he began working with black and white collage, an art form that eventually emerged as his primary means of artistic expression. It was during a trip to California in the mid-1970s that George Hitchcock invited John Digby to work as an editor for Kayak , a literary magazine featuring surrealist poetry and found imagery, for which Digby also provided collage illustrations. The first one-man exhibition of Digby's collages took place in Santa Monica, California, in 1976.

In 1978, John Digby emigrated to the United States, where he met his future wife, Joan Weiss, a professor of English at Long Island University and alumna of the University of Delaware (MA, English, 1965). Well known for her work with undergraduate honors education, Joan Digby is herself a respected scholar, author, editor, and poet. In addition to her scholarly contributions to eighteenth-century studies, Joan Digby has also published poems in numerous magazines and small presses. Her book of prose poems,

A Sound of Feathers , was published by Red Ozier Press in 1982, and she was co-editor of three well-received poetry anthologies, all featuring illustrations by John, published by William Morrow: Permutations (1985), Food for Thought (1987), and Inspired by Drink (1988).

In the decades since their marriage, John and Joan Digby have proved a dynamic and prolific team, working together on a variety of literary and artistic projects ranging from exhibitions to workshops to books. One of the most significant and influential works to emerge from this period is without doubt John and Joan Digby's

The Collage Handbook , published by Thames and Hudson in 1985. As a collagist, John Digby was interested not only in the history of collage, but also in the fundamental materials of his art—paper and paste—and methods of collage construction, with long-term conservation of these works in mind. For years, Digby consulted with rare book librarians, paper conservators, and chemists, even spending time at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in order to explore these issues. This seminal book offers the first complete history of this distinctive art form. Using visual examples from the works of collagists past and present to explore the development of the art of collage, John and Joan Digby delve into the problems caused by various materials and suggest ways for collagists to ensure the long-term survival of their works. The Collage Handbook remains an influential and invaluable resource for collagists around the world.

Since 1985, John Digby has continued to create and exhibit collages, write and publish poetry, and work closely with Joan on their many joint projects, including the establishment of two small presses at their home on Long Island. Since 1994, they have issued a variety of books and ephemera under the imprint of The Ragged Edge Press, including

Archival Collage: A Personal Example (1998), in which Digby demonstrates his archival collage techniques and materials. They later founded The Feral Press, devoted to black and white printing using ordinary archival-quality materials. Active since 2002, The Feral Press continues to publish books and ephemera written or edited by John and Joan Digby, as well as works by many different authors, with John Digby providing most of the illustrations.

Information for the biographical note derived from the collection.

The papers of John Digby, well-known British-born collagist and poet, document nearly five decades (1963-2004) of his prolific artistic and literary career. The collection comprises 25 linear feet and 51 oversize boxes that include published and unpublished books, manuscripts, poems, lectures, notes, sketches, diaries, correspondence, clippings, photographs, slides, hundreds of original collages, and a personal collection of rare small press poetry and artists' books from the 1960s through the 1980s. This collection not only provides abundant documentation for the artistic and literary career of John Digby, but also offers rich resources for the study of the history and development of the contemporary art of collage, Surrealist art and literature in the United States and abroad, and printing ephemera and small press publications during the second half of the twentieth century. The papers are arranged in six series, with each series organized chronologically where possible, although the materials related to individual projects remain in the order established by Digby.

Series I. Published Projects and Ephemera comprises a major portion of the collection and contains materials related to various Digby publications appearing between 1974 and 2003, with the vast majority of the post-1994 projects published by the two small presses founded by John and Joan Digby, The Ragged Edge Press and The Feral Press. The series is arranged in chronological order by individual project, and the types of materials found in this series include drafts, layouts and mockups, galley proofs, background research materials, notes, correspondence, reproduction of artwork, and in many cases original collages. Projects in this series that are accompanied by John Digby's original collages include

Miss Liberty (1986), Food for Thought (1987), Incantations (1987), Inspired by Drink (1988), and The Arches (1998), Slaughter in Paradise (2000), Lines to a Dodo (2000), Water Voyages (2002), and Improvisations on Rimbaud's Drunken Boat (2002). While some of these collages appeared as illustrations in these volumes, others collages from these projects were never published.

The Collage Handbook (1985), co-authored by John and Joan Digby, is by far the largest individual project in this series, both in content and scope. It contains over 100 files on individual artists from around the world, many of whom were featured in the book, and it includes hundreds of negatives, slides, transparencies, and photographs of the artists' works. Also included are the research files compiled by John and Joan Digby on the history, techniques, materials, and conservation of collage, and extensive correspondence related to the project.

Over the course of his career, John Digby published numerous poems and collages in limited editions issued by small presses. Subseries I.17 Small Press Publications gathers many of these smaller projects together, grouping them by individual press. These include Caligula Press, which Digby co-founded with Steve Wheatley, Perishable Press (Walter Hamady), and Red Ozier Press (Ken Botnick and Steve Miller). The Red Ozier Press materials include drafts and notes for two projects by Joan Digby:

A Sound of Feathers , a collection of prose poems illustrated with John's collages published by Red Ozier Press in 1982, and an essay on two Long Island presses, The Four Winds Press (Henry Schniewind) and Stone House Press. The Four Winds Press published this essay in 1988 as Two Private Presses . Two projects for Morris Gelfand's Stone House Press are included in this series separately from the other small press materials. The first is an essay prepared by John and Joan Digby for John De Pol's From Dark to Light: Wood Engravings for the Stone House Press (1988) that includes numerous engravings, sketches, notes, and correspondence by John De Pol. The second project, Incantations , a collection of poems and collages by John Digby published in 1987, includes among the project materials a lecture by Joan Digby that discusses literary primitivism using Incantations as her primary focus.

Beginning with

Fluttering with an Attempt to Fly in 1994, John and Joan Digby designed, edited, published, and printed many projects themselves. Among their Ragged Edge Press projects included here are Archival Collage: A Personal Example (1998), in which John Digby demonstrates his archival collage techniques, and a series of twelve booklets issued in conjunction with an exhibition of Digby's collages, Moon as Text (2000). Water Voyages , a literary anthology compiled by John and Joan Digby and issued as a series of seventeen booklets to accompany a traveling exhibition of John's collages, was published under their later imprint, The Feral Press, in 2002.

Series II. Unpublished Projects contains materials related to various unfinished and unpublished Digby projects ranging in date from 1968 to 1997. The types of materials found in this series include drafts, layouts and mockups, typescripts, background research materials, photocopies of illustrations, essays, notes, personal journals, and notebooks. Most of the projects in this series consist mainly of notes and drafts, and some have not progressed beyond the preliminary planning stage. The most complete project is

A Birdwatcher's Guide to Literature , an anthology of bird literature compiled by John and Joan Digby and illustrated with collages by John Digby. It includes a project proposal, notes for a preface, outlines, paste-ups and layouts of the various chapters, and numerous photocopies of Digby collages. Notable among the materials in this series are a group of notebooks kept by John Digby, in which he recorded thoughts and ideas about collage and collage projects, sometimes accompanied by sketches (F362-F364).

Series III. Exhibitions includes materials related to exhibitions of Digby's collages that are not included in Series I. The types of materials found in this series include exhibition announcements, invitations, programs, posters, postcards, artists' statements, notes, slides, and photographs. Notable among the exhibitions included in this series are two exhibitions in 2002 at the Russian-American Cultural Center in New York City. The first,

The Mandelstam Series , featured collages inspired by two poets who suffered political persecution, Dante Alighieri and Osip Mandelstam. The second, Skyline Remembers: Skyline Sought , commemorated the first anniversary after the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001, and included a keepsake booklet, In Memory of the World Trade Center: Two Poems by Joan Digby. Original collages from both of these exhibitions are included in the collection.

Targets for the Millennium , a series of circular collages exhibited in 1999 at the A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery in New York, includes a videotape recording of the October 15, 1999, performance of an original dance and theater piece inspired by Digby's collages. For Digby's many other exhibitions from 1977 to 2002, numerous exhibition cards, handbills, announcements, labels, invitations, small broadsides, and other publicity materials are gathered and arranged chronologically in the last section of this series.

Series IV. Original Collages contains almost two hundred undated collages by John Digby. They include thematic groups of collages such as birds, mammals, and butterflies, and collages created for specific projects or publications. Included in this series are the collage illustrations for

Permutations: Readings in Science and Literature , an anthology edited by Joan Digby and Bob Brier that was published by William Morrow in 1985. Also included are magazine illustrations prepared by Digby, such as the Chinese-style cut paper and collage illustrations made for Gourmet magazine, and collages for Margin , the literary magazine edited by Robin Magowan.

Series V. Correspondence is divided into two subseries. The first subseries, Correspondence with Authors, includes letters, notes, postcards, photographs, original collages, photocopies of artworks, signed books, and other ephemera from John Digby's wide circle of friends and colleagues. These include writers, poets, artists, publishers, and printers such as Asa Benveniste, Tony Curtis, Thérèse Donath, Clayton Eshelman, Charles Henri Ford, Cecil Helman, George Hitchcock, Ted Joans, Edward Lucie-Smith, Jeremy Reed, Joe Rose, Tina Seligman, Gregory Stephenson, Nathaniel Tarn, Steve Wheatley and Martin Fidler, Donald Windham, Bill Wolak, and Ludwig Zeller and Susana Wald.

The other subseries, V.2 Correspondence with Galleries, Universities, and other Institutions, contains correspondence with galleries, museums, universities, colleges, publishers, and other organizations related to John Digby's career as a professional artist. The types of materials contained in this subseries are letters, notes, books proofs, exhibition catalogs, exhibition announcements, pricelists, contracts, and grant application materials. This subseries is arranged in alphabetical order by institution or organization.

Series VI. Miscellaneous Materials brings together a variety of materials collected by John Digby over the course of his career. The series is arranged by category, with the materials in each category then arranged in chronological order whenever possible. The categories include reviews and press releases, price lists, journals and magazines containing John Digby's poems and/or illustrations, gallery guides and other notices of his exhibitions, books and magazines on special subjects of interest to Digby, and the collected slides, photographs, and negatives of Digby's collages. The reviews, price lists, slides, photographs, and negatives remain in the order that Digby established for them.

Digby collected a wide variety of publications on Surrealism, including special issues devoted to surrealism in journals and magazines; anthologies of Surrealist stories, plays, poetry, photography, drawings, and collage; small press magazines devoted to Surrealist poetry, often illustrated by Surrealist artists; and monographic series produced by small presses, like Black Swan Press (Franklin Rosemont), Black Stone Press (Peter Koch) and Caligula Press (Steve Wheatley), featuring the works of individual poets. Of particular note are a group of rare survivals from the French Surrealist press known variously as Melog Press, Melog's or simply Le Melog, edited by Jimmy Gladiator. Digby collaborated in the creation of the early publications of Melog Press, and his personal collection includes issues of

Incendie de Forêt-Le Melog , its mimeographed supplement, Nevermore , and a copy of the extremely rare first issue of Melograffiti .

Many of the Surrealist poets, artists, composers, and writers featured in these publications were friends and colleagues of John Digby, and a significant number of the works in Digby's collection were inscribed to him by the author, artist, editor or publisher. Particularly well-represented in Digby's collection are George Hitchcock, Franklin Rosemont, Nathaniel Tarn, Steve Wheatley, and Ludwig Zeller and Susana Wald. Printers and editors of note in Digby's collection include Peter Koch, Franklin Rosemont, and Bill Wolak. Other notable writers and poets that John Digby collected include Leonora Carrington, Bob Cobbing, Paul Grillo, George Hitchcock, Norbert Krapf, Jehan van Langhenhoven, B. C. Leale, John Lyle, Opal L. Nations, James Penzi, Jeremy Reed, Nathaniel Tarn, Toyen, Tristan Tzara, and Nanos Valaoritis. Almost all of these publications have been removed for cataloging in the print collections of Special Collections. A keyword search "From the Library of John Digby" will retrieve these items from the library's catalog.

  1. Boxes 1-24: Shelved in SPEC MSS record center cartons
  2. Boxes 25-27: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (17 inches)
  3. Boxes 28-56: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (18 inches)
  4. Boxes 57-63: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (20 inches)
  5. Boxes 64-70: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches)
  6. Boxes 71-74: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (28 inches)
  7. Box 75: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (32 inches)

Purchases and gift of Joan Digby, 2003-2005.

Processed by Lindsey Baker, Marina Dobronovskaya, and Teresa Nevins, 2008-2009. Encoded by Teresa Nevins, May 2009.

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2009 May 5
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Published projects range from 1970s England to twenty-first century America, and include everything from small press publications to anthologies. Almost all projects include Digby's own illustrations. Drafts, proof copies, and correspondence are included from most projects, and some projects also include exhibition materials and original collages.

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Published as John Digby, The Structure of Bifocal Distance London : Anvil Press Poetry : Distributed by Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1974.

Typescript manuscript.
Box 1 Folder F1
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Collection of poetry by John Digby. The volume was dedicated to his son Andrew. A copy of the book was removed for cataloging.

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Published as John and Joan Digby, The Collage Handbook. New York, NY: Thames and Hudson, 1985.

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Artists' files from both contributors and collagists not included in final book. Many files include notes from Digby's interviews with the artists and responses to Digby's questionnaire concerning artistic materials and work methods. Includes notes and text, correspondence with artists, clippings and references, slides, transparencies, photographs, postcards, magazines, booklets, exhibition catalogs, announcements and cards, and a few original works of art.

Anderson, Robert.
Box 1 Folder F2
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Includes correspondence (includes note from the Digbys to Anderson written on foamcore), handwritten notes, questionnaire, permission form, three black and white photographs of collages, two artist's resumes, photocopies of reviews

Baj, Enrico.
Box 1 Folder F3
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Includes photocopy of an interview with Enrico Baj published in Lotta Poetica in 1982

Banerjee.
Box 1 Folder F4
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Includes handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with corrections, questionnaire, permission form, artist's resume and biography, two color slides, two exhibition booklets, several reviews and articles, and one typescript essay on the artist by Randy A. Williams

Baron, Hannelore.
Box 1 Folder F5
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Includes correspondence, four color slides, a two-page biography and resume, a three-page statement about her work, and gallery information,

Baroni, Vittore.
Box 1 Folder F6
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Includes handwritten draft and typescript of essay, questionnaire with letter on back, artist's biography and resume, one original collage, five color slides, and photocopies of work

Barron, Susan.
Box 1 Folder F7
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Includes correspondence, questionnaire, biography and resume of the artist, reviews and texts about Barron's work,

Bearden, Romare.
Box 1 Folder F8
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Includes handwritten notes and draft of essay, six-page typescript of essay with Bearden's remarks, sketches, and corrections. Also includes review and article about Bearden

Beauchamp, George.
Box 1 Folder F9
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Includes handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with artist's corrections and additions, questionnaire, brief artist's resume, and four black and white photographs of collages

Benes, Barton Lidice.
Box 1 Folder F10
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Includes questionnaire, biography, and review. One book by Benes, I Have Found a Cockroach in Your Product, was removed for cataloging.

Bentley, Claude.
Box 1 Folder F11
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Includes correspondence, handwritten and typescript drafts of essay, artist's biography and resume, and one color-transparency.

Berlant, Tony.
Box 1 Folder F12
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Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript of essay with artist's corrections, artist's biography and resume; 11 pages of reviews, 2 color transparencies, 12 color slides, 3 black and white photographs.

Berman, Marietta.
Box 1 Folder F13
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Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript of essay, and brochure with resume

Blake, Marty.
Box 1 Folder F14
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Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with corrections, permission form, artist's resume, five color slides, and article written by Blake

Blount, Brian.
Box 1 Folder F15
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Includes handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript of essay, two articles, and business card from The Segal Gallery

Boghosian, Varujan.
Box 1 Folder F16
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Includes note from artist, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript of essay with artist's corrections, questionnaire, two color transparencies, a catalog of the artist's work, and an article on Boghosian.

Brown, Charlotte.
Box 1 Folder F17
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Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, two typescripts of essay, artist's biography and resume, 3 pages of reviews, and catalog of artist's work, Color Echoes

Bultman, Fritz.
Box 1 Folder F18
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Includes letter of introduction for the Digbys that Bultman wrote to Varujan Boghosian, handwritten notes and draft of essay, two typescript essays (one with artist's corrections), one black and white photograph. Issue of Cornell Review with statement on collage by Bultman, and an article on Bultman's stained glass collage window.

Carter, Nanette.
Box 1 Folder F19
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Includes note from artist, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with artist's correction, questionnaire, resume and biography of artist, and photocopies of reviews.

Case, Reginald.
Box 1 Folder F20
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Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript of essay, questionnaire, artist's biography and resume, 20 color slides, 5 black and white photographs, one catalog of artist's work, two small group exhibition catalogs, and reviews.

Chen, Ande Lao.
Box 1 Folder F21
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Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, 3 typescripts of essay (two with artist's corrections), questionnaire, 3 color slides, one black and white photograph, press reviews and 2 gallery statements about the artist

Cleveland, Buster.
Box 1 Folder F22
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Includes one letter from artist, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript of essay with artist's corrections, and five magazines with references to the artist

Cole, Stephanie Kirschen.
Box 1 Folder F23
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Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft, typescript with correction, questionnaire, artist's resume, one color transparency, three color slides, one black and white photograph of collage, reviews and articles

Collins, Jess.
Box 1 Folder F24
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Includes biography and resume of artist known as "Jess", one catalog of artist's work, and one page of handwritten notes

Copp, Fletcher.
Box 1 Folder F25
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Includes letter from artist, handwritten notes and draft and typescript with corrections, poem by Copp, permission form, artist's resume, articles, and nine color slides

Courtright, Robert, Part 1.
Box 1 Folder F26
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Includes letter from Courtright's dealer, an article on Courtright from Arts (December 1979), lengthy notes and handwritten drafts of three essays (one for The Collage Handbook and two for other publications)

Courtright, Robert, Part 2.
Box 1 Folder F27
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Includes several corrected typescripts of essays (one with artist's corrections), an exercise book with notes by Courtright dated "Opio, August 20, 1983"; two copies of The Art of Robert Courtright with essay by John and Joan Digby, the April 1984 issue of Arts Magazine containing an article on Robert Courtright's masks by John and Joan Digby, a catalog from Andrew Crispo Gallery titled Courtright. Also article on masks (not about Courtright's masks)

Covington, Paul L.
Box 1 Folder F28
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Includes handwritten notes and draft of essay, and typescript of essay with artist's remarks.

Dienes, Sari.
Box 1 Folder F29
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Includes typescript and handwritten notes and draft of essay, biography and gallery description, and photographs of the artist taken by Joan Digby

Dole, William.
Box 1 Folder F30
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Includes handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with corrections by artist's daughter, one questionnaire, two catalogs from artist's previous exhibitions, six color slides, and press materials, reviews, and notices for the artist.

Duch, Leonard Frank.
Box 1 Folder F31
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Includes one original collage, "Vietnam," with mailing envelope, removed to oversize.

Eckstein, Ruth.
Box 1 Folder F32
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Includes letter from artist, typescript and handwritten notes and draft of essay, press reviews, five color slides, two black and white photographs, and artist's biography and resume.

Edlich, Stephen.
Box 1 Folder F33
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Includes letter from artist, catalog of his work, and questionnaire

Eller, Evelyn.
Box 1 Folder F34
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Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft and typescript with artist's corrections, artist's biography and resume, one black and white photograph, and six color slides

Ernesto, Luiz.
Box 1 Folder F35
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Handwritten note from Kenneth M. Kassin, Director of MK-Procesamento de Dados LTDA., with information in Portuguese about Luiz Ernesto

Espilit, Jean-Louis.
Box 1 Folder F36
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Includes correspondence, two original works of art, handwritten notes and draft, typescript of the essay with artist's corrections, one questionnaire, two small catalogs, and numerous press reviews

Evans, John.
Box 1 Folder F37
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Includes correspondence, original work of art on paper, handwritten notes and draft and typescript with artist's corrections, one press review, and a small catalog

Gablik, Suzi.
Box 1 Folder F38
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten notes and draft, one questionnaire, two black and white photographs, one resume from dealer, and artist's biography and resume

Ghiradella, Robert.
Box 1 Folder F39
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Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, questionnaire, permission form, artist's resume

Ginsburg, Estelle.
Box 1 Folder F40
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Includes two notes from artist, handwritten notes and draft, typescript of essay, one review, artist's biography

Goodnough, Emiko.
Box 2 Folder F41
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Includes note from artist, videotape, handwritten notes and draft, and typescript with artist's corrections

Goodnough, Robert.
Box 2 Folder F42
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Includes note from artist, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, numerous catalogs from artist's exhibitions, five color transparencies, and reviews

Groh, Klaus.
Box 2 Folder F43
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Includes correspondence, draft and typescript with artist's remarks and corrections, a manuscript in German, one questionnaire, artist's biography and resume, and a booklet by the artist. Also included are packets of information about Korean artists

Grossman, Nancy.
Box 2 Folder F44
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Includes one letter from artist, handwritten notes and draft, typescript of essay, six color slides, biography and resume of artist

Gujral, Satish.
Box 2 Folder F45
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Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, one questionnaire, completed release form, and biography and resume of artist

Hall, Joan.
Box 2 Folder F46
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Includes handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, artist's resume, artist's statement, one black and white photograph of art work, and poster from artist

Harrison, Joan.
Box 2 Folder F47
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Includes handwritten notes and draft and typescript, and two black and white photographs of artist's collages

Harter, Jim.
Box 2 Folder F48
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Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, one questionnaire, resume, numerous reproductions of artist's work, and artist's statement about collage

Helander, Bruce P.
Box 2 Folder F49
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Includes letter from artist, questionnaire, release form, artist's biography and resume, and three color slides

Helman, Phoebe.
Box 2 Folder F50a
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Includes note from artist, handwritten notes and draft, typescript with artist's corrections, questionnaire, 36 color slides, one black and white photograph, artist's biography and resume, interview with Helman, reviews, and copy of letter from Senator Tarky Lombardi, Jr. to Helman

Hoffman, Martin.
Box 2 Folder F50b
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Includes artist correspondence and three original collage prints (removed to oversize).

Hoie, Helen.
Box 2 Folder F51
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Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft, typescript of essay, questionnaire, artist's biography, reviews and a catalog of Hoie's work

Howitt, Karen.
Box 2 Folder F52
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Includes note from artist, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, artist's resume and biography, and handwritten description of work by artist

Jacob, James.
Box 2 Folder F53
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Includes letter from artist, handwritten notes and draft, typescript with artist's corrections, questionnaire, artist's biography and resume, one black and white photograph of collage, and four color slides

Johnson, Ray.
Box 2 Folder F54
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Includes handwritten notes and drafts of essay, typescripts with corrections, and many clippings, articles, reviews, photocopies of Johnson's art work. Also included is a small original collage, "This is not a butterfly"

Judson, Jeannette A.
Box 2 Folder F55
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Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescripts with corrections, one questionnaire, biography and resume of artist, reviews and clippings, two black and white photographs of collages, and three color slides

Kahn, Erika.
Box 2 Folder F56
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with corrections, questionnaire, artist's biography and resume, two black and white photographs of collages, four color slides,

Keller, Brigitte.
Box 2 Folder F57
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, questionnaire, release form, artist's typewritten notes about her collage work, biography and resume of the artist, small black and white photograph of the artist and her work, photocopies of reviews

King, Marcia Gygli.
Box 2 Folder F58
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, questionnaire, catalog of artist's work, one black and white photograph, King's biography and resume, artist's statement, and reviews

Kolar, Jiri.
Box 2 Folder F59
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Includes correspondence (with letter from Margaret Poser of Galerie Maeght), handwritten notes and draft, typescript of essay, artist's answers to questionnaire in Czech with attached translation, one color transparency, two black and white photographs of collages,

Kramer, Shirley.
Box 2 Folder F60
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with corrections, brief typewritten artist's statement, and artist's resume

Kremen, Irwin.
Box 2 Folder F61
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft and notes, typescript of essay with corrections, questionnaire, artist's biography and resume, artist's statement, one color slide, one black and white photograph of collage, four catalogs of Kremen's work, and several articles and reviews

Ladenson, Sam.
Box 2 Folder F62
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten notes and draft of essay, questionnaire, brief resume, and letter from Margaret Kilik of The Key Gallery suggesting that the Digbys contact Ladenson

Loving, Alvin.
Box 2 Folder F63
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, Artist's resume, seven color slides, and three catalogs of Loving's work

Loy, Dale Haven.
Box 2 Folder F64
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft and typescript with corrections, questionnaire, unsigned permission form, artist's "statement of purpose", two catalogs of artist's work, and nine color slides

Manso, Leo.
Box 2 Folder F65
Scope and Contents

Includes one letter from artist, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, edited typescript of essay, resume, one poster, and two catalogs of artist's work

Matthews, Prich.
Box 2 Folder F66
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay with corrections, questionnaire, three copies of description of her work, a catalog of artist's work, two copies of a review

Meckseper, Friedrich.
Box 2 Folder F67
Scope and Contents

Includes typed letter from artist, handwritten notes and draft of essay, questionnaire, description of artist's work in German, release form, and one color transparency

Meneeley, Edward.
Box 2 Folder F68
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, artist's resume and biography, two articles about Meneeley, and five color slides. A catalog of Meneeley's work at Frank Marino Gallery, New York, NY, and mailing envelope were both removed to oversize.

Mitropoulos, Clayton.
Box 2 Folder F69
Scope and Contents

Includes letter from artist, handwritten notes and draft of essay, two copies of typescript, one with artist's corrections and one with Digbys' corrections, and artist's resumecopy of essay corrected by artist, copy with authors' corrections, and resume

Motherwell, Robert.
Box 2 Folder F70
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, one color transparency, a business card from Motherwell's gallery (Knoedler), artist's biography, and many articles and reviews of Motherwell's work

Needham, Joan.
Box 2 Folder F71
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft and typescript, questionnaire, release form from artist, two color slides and two black and white photographs of Needham's work,

Oisteanu, Valery.
Box 2 Folder F72
Scope and Contents

Includes note from artist, handwritten notes and draft of essay, one draft of artist's notes, corrected typescript, artist's biography and resume, one original collage, and two books of poetry by Oisteanu

O'Reilly, John.
Box 2 Folder F73
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with artist's corrections, questionnaire, biography of artist handwritten by O'Reilly, handlist of collages, six color slides, and review

Ossorio, Alfonso.
Box 2 Folder F74
Scope and Contents

Includes letter from artist, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, one color transparency, three black and white photographs of collages, one catalog of artist's work, and numerous reviews and articles

Petrovsky, Wolfgang.
Box 2 Folder F75
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft, typescript with corrections, one original collage on back of letter, one signed release form, questionnaire, one photograph of collage, artist's biography, a catalog of artist's work, articles and reviews, numerous postcards, and a printed poem by R. Bernhof about collage

Pinel, Georges.
Box 3 Folder F76
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with corrections, artist's biography, and four black and white photographs of collages

Porter, Liliana.
Box 3 Folder F77
Scope and Contents

Includes one letter from artist, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, questionnaire, four black and white photographs of collages, one color transparency, artist's resume, and four catalogs of artist's work

Presser, Elena.
Box 3 Folder F78
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with artist's corrections, one black and white photograph of collage, four color slides, six catalogs of artist's work, artist's biography and resume, typescript of short story by Maggie H. Hoyal with Digby's notes from Presser interview on back, and reviews of Presser's work

Quah, Eric.
Box 3 Folder F79
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence (with letter from Margaret Leng Tan, pianist and personal friend of the artist), handwritten notes and draft of essay, corrected typescript, questionnaire, Quah's biography and resume, three color transparencies, two black and white photographs (one of the artist and one collage)of the artist, a small catalog of artist's works, and reviews

Quijada, Robert.
Box 3 Folder F80
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten notes and draft, typescript of corrected essay, artist's biography and resume, two color slides, a catalog, a poster, and a review

Rauschenberg, Robert.
Box 3 Folder F81
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence from Rauschenberg's personal assistants, handwritten notes and drafts of essay, three-page typescript of questions for Rauschenberg, typescript of essay, article on the artist, note referring to phone call from Rauschenberg, and one review

Reinken, Martha Bjoza.
Box 3 Folder F82
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft, typescript of essay with corrections, four color slides, artist's biography and resume, and artist's statement

Russell, Caroline.
Box 3 Folder F84
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, permission form, artist's resume, 12 color slides, and an article on Russell

Schapiro, Miriam.
Box 3 Folder F85
Scope and Contents

Includes one letter from artist, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with corrections, artist's statement, biography, one catalog of artist's work, two black and white photographs of artist's collages, reviews, and article on Schapiro

Shown, John.
Box 3 Folder F86
Scope and Contents

Includes one letter from artist, brief resume, six color slides, three black and white photographs of collages, poster for exhibition

Siegel, Anita.
Box 3 Folder F87
Scope and Contents

Letter from Margaret Kilik of The Key Gallery enclosing clipping on Anita Siegel

Singer, David.
Box 3 Folder F88
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft and typescripts with artist's corrections, and19 cards of posters that Singer designed for Bill Graham (Fillmore West) between 1969-1971

Staeck, Klaus.
Box 3 Folder F89
Scope and Contents

Includes draft of Digby's letter in German to Staeck, handwritten notes and draft of essay, questionnaire, brief biography in German, two booklets, and nine post card reproductions of Staeck's work

Staeck, Rolf.
Box 3 Folder F90
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft, typescript with corrections, questionnaire answered in German with translations attached, and eight post card reproductions of Staeck's work

Stamos, Theodoros.
Box 3 Folder F91
Scope and Contents

Four pages of handwritten notes

Steiner, Clara.
Box 3 Folder F92
Scope and Contents

Includes note from artist, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay,14 color slides, three black and white photographs of collages; handwritten biography, resume, and artist's statement

Streitenfeld, Dirk.
Box 3 Folder F93
Scope and Contents

Includes a questionnaire, release form, one color transparency, two color slides, and five black and white photographs

Sullivan, R. Patrick.
Box 3 Folder F94
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with artist's corrections, questionnaire, and artist's biography

Tillyer, William.
Box 3 Folder F95
Scope and Contents

Includes letter from artist describing work, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with artist's note and corrections, five color slides, and catalog from exhibition

Urbain, John.
Box 3 Folder F96
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with artist's notes, description of artist's work, three black and white photographs of collages, four color slides, two copies of a catalog of Urbain's work, a photocopy of collage with artist's thank you, and a brief article on collage by Robert Nickle, friend and influence on Urbain

Vicente, Esteban.
Box 3 Folder F97
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with Harriet Vicente (the artist's wife and business manager), handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, catalog and description of artist's work, release form, several biographies, and reviews

Villet, Cynthia.
Box 3 Folder F98
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, questionnaire, artist's biography, one color transparency, reviews, and an order sheet for The Collage Handbook

Weiss, Marilyn Magaliff.
Box 3 Folder F99
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript of corrected essay, artist's typescript description of her work, biography, photocopy of entry on Weiss from Who's Who of American Women 13th Ed., and reviews

White, Joan.
Box 3 Folder F100
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, artist's handwritten statement, artist's resume, two black and white photographs of collages, two color slides, and reviews

Wooten, Mick.
Box 3 Folder F101
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay with corrections, questionnaire, release agreement, and three color transparencies

Wright, Faith-Dorian.
Box 3 Folder F102
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with corrections, questionnaire, request form, four color slides, one black and white photograph of collage, artist's resume and biography, handwritten thoughts about work, and reviews and articles

Yankus, Marc.
Box 3 Folder F103
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, six color slides, two postcards of work

Yerman, Marcia G.
Box 3 Folder F104
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, questionnaire, two signed permission forms, artist's resume, and one color slide

Yokoo, Tadanori.
Box 3 Folder F105
Scope and Contents

Includes one letter from artist, one-page description of artist written by his son, handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescript with artist's corrections, two black and white photographs of the artist (one while working), two black and white photographs of the same collage, and two color slides

Zeller, Ludwig.
Box 3 Folder F106
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with Zeller and his partner, Susanna Wald; handwritten notes and draft of essay, typescripts with artist's corrections, questionnaire, a catalog of Zeller's work, three print reproductions of collages, two photocopies of collages, and a review by Jim Harter

Zimmerman, Kathleen.
Box 3 Folder F107
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft and typescript of essay, carbon copy of typescript artist's biography and resume

Zver, James.
Box 3 Folder F108
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, handwritten notes and draft, typescript of essay with artist's corrections, two artist's statements, Zver's biograpy and resume, gallery handout describing his work, one color slide, and two postcards of artist's collages

Scope and Contents

Includes parts of manuscripts, letters, and photographs.

List of artists' names, with notes and additional materials.
Box 3 Folder F109
Brief notes for opening chapter.
Box 3 Folder F110
Notes.
Box 3 Folder F111
Scope and Contents

Includes artists' information and photocopies of collages.

Drafts, I.
Box 3 Folder F112
Drafts, II.
Box 3 Folder F113
Draft rejects.
Box 3 Folder F114
Mockup materials.
Box 3 Folder F115
Scope and Contents

Includes 2 color illustrations proof sheets, removed to oversize.

Archival techniques, collagists, carbon copy.
Box 4 Folder F116
Chapters I, II, with authors' corrections and notes.
Box 4 Folder F117
Chapter II, with authors' corrections and notes.
Box 4 Folder F118
Chapters, with authors' corrections and notes.
Box 4 Folder F119
Collagists, I.
Box 4 Folder F120
Collagists, II.
Box 4 Folder F121
Collagists, III.
Box 4 Folder F122
Collagists, with authors' corrections, IV.
Box 4 Folder F123
Collagists, with authors' corrections, V.
Box 4 Folder F124
Collagists, with authors' corrections, VI.
Box 4 Folder F125
Collagists, with authors' corrections, VII.
Box 4 Folder F126
Collagists, VIII carbon copy.
Box 4 Folder F127
History of collages; research materials.
Box 4 Folder F128
Introduction, with authors' corrections.
Box 4 Folder F129
Materials, and other sections master copy.
Box 4 Folder F130
Materials, with authors' corrections and notes.
Box 4 Folder F131
Materials, with authors' notes, and slides.
Box 4 Folder F132
Materials.
Box 4 Folder F133
Revision copy, with author's corrections.
Box 4 Folder F134
Original collages by Digby and others.
Box 4 Folder F135
Scope and Contents

Three original collages by John Digby--cover collage, fish collage, and bird collage, all removed to oversize (photocopies of Digby collages are in folder). Four original collages by other artists removed to oversize, include one by Lisa Collado, one by Sam Ladenson, one untitled collage and one collage inscribed "E.A. les Amants de Paris, M. Y. Lim, Paris, '92."

Digby's techniques--photographs.
Box 4 Folder F136
Digby's techniques--returned photographs.
Box 4 Folder F137
Photographs of collagists' works, B - D.
Box 4 Folder F138
Scope and Contents

These photographs are not in alphabetical order.

Photographs of Collagists' works, E - K.
Box 4 Folder F139
Scope and Contents

These photographs are not in alphabetical order.

Photographs of Collagists' works, K - O.
Box 5 Folder F140
Scope and Contents

These photographs are not in alphabetical order.

Photographs of Collagists' works, P - Z.
Box 5 Folder F141
Scope and Contents

These photographs are not in alphabetical order.

Illustrations, numbers 1-20, and unnumbered color transparencies.
Box 5 Folder F142
Illustrations--color slides and transparencies.
Box 5 Folder F143
Tillyer, William--color transparencies.
Box 5 Folder F144
Collagists' works--black and white negatives I.
Box 5 Folder F145
Collagists' works--black and white negatives II.
Box 5 Folder F146
Illustrations--photographs by Thames and Hudson Ltd Part 1.
Box 5 Folder F147
Illustrations--photographs by Thames and Hudson Ltd Part 2.
Box 5 Folder F148
Literature on conservation of paper, I.
Box 5 Folder F149
Literature on conservation of paper, II.
Box 5 Folder F150
Catalogs of art paper and conservation materials.
Box 5 Folder F151
Catalogs of artists' materials.
Box 5 Folder F152
Library binding service catalogue.
Box 5 Folder F153
Information sheets on Wei T'o deacidification solutions.
Box 5 Folder F154
Information sheets from materials suppliers.
Box 5 Folder F155
Samples of conservation materials, I.
Box 5 Folder F156
Samples of conservation materials, II.
Box 6 Folder F157
List of suppliers of collage materials.
Box 6 Folder F158
Correspondence with materials suppliers.
Box 6 Folder F159
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with artists, with additional materials, including books, magazines, booklets, exhibition announcements, slides, photocopies of works.

Eller, Evelyn.
Box 6 Folder F160
O'Reilly, John.
Box 6 Folder F161
Scope and Contents

Also includes books, magazines, booklets, exhibition announcements.

Correspondence with Thames and Hudson LTD Press.
Box 6 Folder F162
Assorted Correspondence, Part I.
Box 6 Folder F163
Assorted Correspondence, Part II.
Box 6 Folder F164
Assorted Correspondence, Part III.
Box 6 Folder F165
Scope and Contents

Published as John Digby, To Amuse a Shrinking Sun Poems & Collages. London : Anvil Press Poetry, 1985. See Box 54 for original collages from this publication.

Draft.
Box 6 Folder F166
Scope and Contents

Includes proof copy, a typescript of book, several drafts of introduction, and typescript of introduction with handwritten corrections. Also includes handwritten list of collages given to Peter Jay for the book, October 20, 1983.

Correspondence.
Box 6 Folder F167
Scope and Contents

Includes proof of bookjacket for To Amuse a Shrinking Sun, postcards from Peter Jay

Scope and Contents

Published as Miss Liberty? 71 collages by John Digby. New York, NY: Thames and Hudson, 1986. Most works exhibited in Plandome Gallery, Plandome, New York.

Layouts, 1986 July 4.
Box 6 Folder F168
Scope and Contents

Three copies, one dated July 4, 1986.

Mockup and galley copy.
Box 6 Folder F169
Scope and Contents

Includes two cover proofs and computer dot matrix print-out of "New Captions on Liberty." Photocopy galley of catalog was removed to oversize.

Photocopy galley of catalog for Miss Liberty?.
Box 26
Scope and Contents

Original collages from Miss Liberty are housed in oversize boxes. Folders 170 and 171 contain photocopies of some, but not all, of Digby's original collages.

Photocopies of 17 collages from Miss Liberty?.
Box 6 Folder F170
Scope and Contents

Original collages were removed to oversize.

Photocopies of 15 collages from Miss Liberty?.
Box 6 Folder F171
Scope and Contents

Original collages were removed to oversize.

Seventeen original Digby collages from Miss Liberty?.
Box 30
Scope and Contents

not framed or matted

Fifteen original Digby collages from Miss Liberty?.
Box 31
Scope and Contents

not framed or matted

Sixteen original Digby collages from Miss Liberty?.
Box 57 Folder data_value_missing_42be277e8470e52f7ada19e873ed2795
Scope and Contents

not framed or matted

Twelve original Digby collages from Miss Liberty?.
Box 58
Scope and Contents

not framed or matted

Sixteen original Digby collages from Miss Liberty?.
Box 59
Scope and Contents

not framed or matted

Nine original Digby collages from Miss Liberty?.
Box 64
Scope and Contents

not framed or matted

Eight original matted collages from Miss Liberty?.
Box 65
One matted, framed original collage from Miss Liberty?.
Box 71
Seven original collages from Miss Liberty?.
Box 72
Scope and Contents

Five matted and two not matted

One matted, framed original collage from Miss Liberty? and one matted original collage from Miss Liberty?.
Box 75
Scope and Contents

Also includes one matted original collage from Inspired by Drink.

Photocopies of collages.
Box 6 Folder F172
Scope and Contents

These photocopies represent many, but not all, of the collages Digby prepared for the exhibition Miss Liberty.

Correspondence with Thames and Hudson.
Box 6 Folder F173
Scope and Contents

Published as Food for Thought : an Anthology of Writings Inspired by Food. New York: Morrow, 1987 . Co-edited by John and Joan Digby, with illustrations by John Digby

Scope and Contents

Include author's notes, lists, galley copies, clippings, photocopies from published resources.

Uncorrected bound galley.
Box 6 Folder F174
Scope and Contents

Two copies.

Draft and notes, I.
Box 6 Folder F175
Scope and Contents

Includes photocopies, paste-ups, handwritten notes, bibliography and clippings.

Draft and notes, II.
Box 7 Folder F176
Scope and Contents

Includes a bookjacket from Food for Thought, two typescripts of the book proposal, suggestions of items for inclusion from Tony Curtis and others, photocopies of poems and notes.

Galley copies of chapters.
Box 7 Folder F177
Scope and Contents

Includes notes, a typescript draft of the introduction, typed list of required permissions and a copy with handwritten notes. Also includes letter dated May 23, 1986,from Eunice Riedel of William Morrow & Company discussing the book.

Book layout, I.
Box 7 Folder F178
Scope and Contents

Includes list of resources for each chapter; also notes.

Book layout, II part 1.
Box 7 Folder F179
Book layout, II part 2.
Box 7 Folder F180
Scope and Contents

A collection of paste-ups, clippings, photocopies, and translations from different authors' poetry and prose, with Digby's notes.

I Part 1.
Box 7 Folder F181
I Part 2.
Box 7 Folder F182
II.
Box 7 Folder F183
III.
Box 7 Folder F184
IV Part 1.
Box 7 Folder F185
IV Part 2.
Box 7 Folder F186
V.
Box 7 Folder F187
VI Part 1.
Box 7 Folder F188
VI Part 2.
Box 7 Folder F189
VII Part 1.
Box 7 Folder F190
VII Part 2.
Box 7 Folder F191
VIII.
Box 8 Folder F192
IX.
Box 8 Folder F193
X.
Box 8 Folder F194
XI Possible additions.
Box 8 Folder F195
Ten original Digby collages from Food for Thought.
Box 60
Scope and Contents

Includes collage for cover and nine unmatted collages. One collage was removed to Box 70.

Six original Digby collages from Food for Thought.
Box 66
Scope and Contents

Includes three matted collages and three unmatted.

Scope and Contents

Includes Digby's notes, clippings, photocopies and other materials.

Copyright letters--photocopies.
Box 8 Folder F196
Assorted correspondence with authors.
Box 8 Folder F197
Scope and Contents

Written in 1985, and published as Incantations: Poems and collages by John Digby. Roslyn, NY: Stone House Press, 1987.

Joan Digby lecture on "Incantations".
Box 8 Folder F198
Scope and Contents

Handwritten lecture by Joan Digby discussing literary primitivism and using "Incantations" as her primary focus. Includes John Digby's handwritten list of collages, typescript note of thanks to his wife and son, and handwritten dedication to Nathaniel Tarn and Clayton Eschelman.

Working draft of manuscript.
Box 8 Folder F199
Scope and Contents

Mix of typescript and handwritten poems with author's notes and corrections. Each poem has a photocopy of its collage illustration attached. Includes photocopy of Joan Digby lecture on literary primitivism (see F198).

Dummy copy.
Box 8 Folder F200
Scope and Contents

Two copies, one with numbered quire signatures. Includes notes from publisher, photocopy of introduction and note from Anna Balakian, typescript copies of poems, and one original Digby collage for rejected cover of "Incantations."

Layout of book.
Box 8 Folder F201
Scope and Contents

Two photocopy sets removed to oversize.

Eleven original collages from Incantations.
Box 67
Scope and Contents

Eight collages matted for framing, three unmatted

Correspondence.
Box 8 Folder F202
Scope and Contents

Includes galley copy of "Birds & Four-Legged Beasts," dated November 17, 1986, and various promotional materials for Digby and Stone House Press.

Scope and Contents

Published as Inspired by Drink An Anthology New York: W. Morrow, 1988. Co-edited by Joan and John Digby, with illustrations by John. Contains 4 short stories and several translations of poems by John Digby.

Uncorrected bound galley.
Box 8 Folder F203
Proof copy, I.
Box 8 Folder F204
Proof copy, II.
Box 8 Folder F205
Scope and Contents

Include Digby's notes, clippings, photocopies and other materials.

I.
Box 8 Folder F206
Scope and Contents

Includes notes, photocopies, and handwritten translations of poems, handwritten introduction, typescript introduction, and typescript glossary of drinks

II.
Box 9 Folder F207
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten list of authors and titles, handwritten chapter list with fees for publication rights, and a 1975 chapbook by Edmund Miller, Winter, illustrated by John Claps.

III.
Box 9 Folder F208
Scope and Contents

Includes specimen pages, typescript of glossary of drinks with handwritten revisions, one set of index cards with notes for glossary, and assorted photocopies and notes

Scope and Contents

Primarily paste-ups of poems for the publication with handwritten notes. Also includes some clippings and typescripts from contributing authors, as well as a few handwritten notes by John and Joan Digby.

I Bacchus.
Box 9 Folder F209
II Beer/Ale.
Box 9 Folder F210
III Bewitching Beverages.
Box 9 Folder F211
IV Cider.
Box 9 Folder F212
V Coffee, Tea, and Milk.
Box 9 Folder F213
VI Drinking.
Box 9 Folder F214
VII Drunkenness.
Box 9 Folder F215
VIII Fruit Juice.
Box 9 Folder F216
IX Herbal Drinks.
Box 9 Folder F217
X Thirst.
Box 9 Folder F218
XI Whisky.
Box 9 Folder F219
XII Wine Part 1.
Box 9 Folder F220
XII Wine Part 2.
Box 9 Folder F221
XIII Transitions.
Box 9 Folder F222
XIV Pulled from "Fill Every Glass" Part 1.
Box 9 Folder F223
XIV Pulled from "Fill Every Glass" Part 2.
Box 9 Folder F224
XV.
Box 9 Folder F225
XVI Part 1.
Box 9 Folder F226
XVI Part 2.
Box 9 Folder F227
XVII Part 1.
Box 9 Folder F228
XVII Part 2.
Box 9 Folder F228A
XVIII.
Box 10 Folder F229
XIX Part 1.
Box 10 Folder F230
XIX Part 2.
Box 10 Folder F231
XX.
Box 10 Folder F232
Scope and Contents

41 total collages ( 29 matted for framing); one collage from this series was removed to Box 75

Twelve original Digby collages from Inspired by Drink.
Box 32
Nine matted original collages from Inspired by Drink.
Box 68
Eight matted original collages from Inspired by Drink.
Box 69
Eleven matted original collages from Inspired by Drink.
Box 74
Scope and Contents

Includes permissions for publication, photocopies of Digby's letters, clippings, announcements.

Copyright letters Part 1.
Box 10 Folder F233
Copyright letters Part 2.
Box 10 Folder F234
Copyright letters Part 3.
Box 10 Folder F235
Copyright letters Part 4.
Box 10 Folder F236
Promotional materials.
Box 10 Folder F237
Scope and Contents

Published as From Dark to Light: Wood Engravings for the Stone House Press. John De Pol ; with an essay by Joan & John Digby ; and an introduction, captions, and notes by M. A. Gelfand. Roslyn, NY: Stone House Press, 1988.

Draft.
Box 10 Folder F238
Scope and Contents

Includes typescript of Morris Gelfand's introduction, 26-page original typescript of Digby's essay, 26-page typescript with corrections, additions, and changes by John De Pol. Includes many De Pol engravings and sketches, and a carbon copy of a letter from Morris Gelfand to John De Pol .

Manuscript.
Box 10 Folder F239
Scope and Contents

Includes 3-page handwritten outline by Morris Gelfand, 14 pages of notes from interview with John De Pol and Morris Gelfand, 35 pages of John Digby's typed notes, 29-page handwritten first draft of essay (John Digby), and 21-page handwritten second draft (Joan Digby)

Scope and Contents

Include a variety of John De Pol's notes, sketches, mock-ups, engravings, clippings, articles, postcards, and letters.

I.
Box 10 Folder F240
II.
Box 10 Folder F241
III.
Box 10 Folder F242
IV.
Box 10 Folder F243
Scope and Contents

Published as Fluttering with an attempt to fly : poems and collages Oyster Bay, N Y : Ragged Edge Press, 1994.

Mockups I.
Box 10 Folder F244
Mockups II.
Box 10 Folder F244
Scope and Contents

Published as The Arches Bridgend : Seren, 1998.

Scope and Contents

Include Digby's notes, original artwork, correspondence, clippings, photocopies of artworks.

Draft.
Box 10 Folder F245
Layouts, I.
Box 10 Folder F246
Scope and Contents

Layouts, II.
Box 10 Folder F247
Layouts, III.
Box 10 Folder F248
Original Collages and Collage Materials, I.
Box 10 Folder F249
Original Collages and Collage Materials, II.
Box 11 Folder F250
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence.

Two original framed collages from The Arches.
Box 33
Two original framed collages from The Arches.
Box 34
Two original framed collages from The Arches.
Box 35
Two original framed collages from The Arches.
Box 36
Two original framed collages from The Arches.
Box 37
Two original framed collages from The Arches.
Box 38
Ten original Digby collages from The Arches.
Box 61
Eleven original Digby collages from The Arches.
Box 62
Publications.
Box 11 Folder F251
Correspondence I.
Box 11 Folder F252
Correspondence II.
Box 11 Folder F253
Scope and Contents

Published as Archival collage : a personal example Oyster Bay, NY: Ragged Edge Press, 1998.

Published Booklet and Layout.
Box 11 Folder F254
Drafts.
Box 11 Folder F255
Photocopies of Illustrations.
Box 11 Folder F256
Scope and Contents

Published as Moon as Text Oyster Bay, NY: Ragged Edge Press, 2000.

Published Booklets.
Box 11 Folder F257
List of Poems.
Box 11 Folder F258
Various Notes.
Box 11 Folder F259
I.
Box 11 Folder F260
II.
Box 11 Folder F261
III.
Box 11 Folder F262
IV.
Box 11 Folder F263
V.
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Scope and Contents

A collection of clippings, photocopies, and translations from different authors' poetry and prose, with Digby's notes.

I Poems to be Translated.
Box 11 Folder F265
II Poems Not Used.
Box 11 Folder F266
III Poems, Free.
Box 11 Folder F267
IV Poems, Copyright.
Box 11 Folder F268
V Poems, Others.
Box 11 Folder F269
Photocopies of Collages, I.
Box 11 Folder F270
Photocopies of Collages, II.
Box 11 Folder F271
I.
Box 11 Folder F272
Scope and Contents

Includes foamcore-mounted exhibition labels and pamphlets containing artist statement. Artist statement for "The Moon As Text" (2000), mounted on foamcore, removed to oversize.

II.
Box 11 Folder F273
Nassau Grant Materials.
Box 11 Folder F274
Correspondence.
Box 11 Folder F275
Scope and Contents

Includes copyright letters.

Scope and Contents

Published as Slaughter in Paradise. Oyster Bay, NY: Ragged Edge Press, 2000. Digby's essay "On the Dodo" was printed as a keepsake for the Honors Program at Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 2000; it also appeared in The Open Forum: a Journal of Critical Opinion (C.W. Post, 1991).

Scope and Contents

Includes booklets and assorted poems published in serials.

I.
Box 11 Folder F276
II.
Box 12 Folder F277
Scope and Contents

Includes Digby's notes, clippings, photocopies of poems and artworks.

I.
Box 12 Folder F278
II.
Box 12 Folder F279
III.
Box 12 Folder F280
Scope and Contents

Includes clippings and photocopies.

I.
Box 12 Folder F281
II.
Box 12 Folder F282
III.
Box 12 Folder F283
IV.
Box 12 Folder F284
Seven framed original collages of the Dodo.
Box 13
24 original collages from Slaughter in Paradise, and "Lines to a Dodo".
Box 39
Scope and Contents

Published as Water Voyages. Oyster Bay, NY: Feral Press, 2002. A comparative literary anthology with the theme of water voyages compiled by Joan and John Digby with maritime collage illustrations by John Digby, printed in a series of keepsake booklets. The original collages were displayed in a traveling exhibition, where free copies of the booklets were given to students and attendees. Exhibition sites included the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in New York and the Saison Poetry Library in Royal Festival Hall, London.

Booklets.
Box 12 Folder F285
Booklets.
Box 12 Folder F286
Booklets 7,8, 9.
Box 12 Folder F287
Booklets 10, 11.
Box 12 Folder F288
Booklets 12, 13.
Box 12 Folder F289
Booklets 14, 15, 16.
Box 12 Folder F290
Booklet 17.
Box 12 Folder F291
Scope and Contents

Include Digby's notes, clippings, photocopies.

I.
Box 12 Folder F292
II.
Box 12 Folder F293
III.
Box 12 Folder F294
IV.
Box 12 Folder F295
Original Collages Part 1.
Box 14 Folder F296
Scope and Contents

Contains 11 boards in mylar with multiple detached images used for illustration.

Original Collages Part 2.
Box 14 Folder F297
Scope and Contents

31 mylar sleeves containing cutout collage images created to illustrate "Water Voyages" series of booklets. Many images are accompanied by handwritten instructions for reproduction. Includes Fall 2001 catalog from Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press and Canongate Books, and 3 typescript poems (1 by Pablo Neruda and 2 by W. H. Auden).

Photocopies of Collages.
Box 14 Folder F298
Scope and Contents

Include Digby's notes, correspondence, photocopies, and exhibition labels.

I.
Box 14 Folder F299
Scope and Contents

Includes 1 foamcore-mounted illustrated collage techniques and 1 black board with white press-type letters exhibition statement for "Water Voyages." Both removed to oversize.

II.
Box 14 Folder F300
Scope and Contents

Fourteen posters of collages in exhibit "Fish and Ships" (2003) removed to oversize. Includes John Heath-Stubbs "River Song," B. C. Leale "All the Drowned Sailors," "The East Wind Came to Whet its Blade" (two copies), excerpt from "Song about Narwhales," Vicente Aleixandre "Sea," Ch'en Te Chien "Fish!" (2 copies), Thomas Lovell Beddoes "To Sea, To Sea!" Hyam Plutzik "The Last Fisherman," Dino Campana "Ship on its Way," Joan Digby "Fish and Chips," John Keats "To the Nile" (twine loop taped on back), and Henry David Thoreau "Salmon Brook." One poster for exhibit "Water Voyages" (2003) removed to oversize.

Nassau Grant Materials.
Box 14 Folder F301
Promotional Materials.
Box 14 Folder F302
Scope and Contents

Three page proofs for four poems, including "Sprig of Lilac" (2002) removed to oversize.

Scope and Contents

Includes copyright letters and permissions to reprint selected works in Water Voyages.

I.
Box 14 Folder F303
II.
Box 14 Folder F304
III.
Box 14 Folder F305
IV.
Box 14 Folder F306
V.
Box 14 Folder F307
Scope and Contents

Poem by John Digby, published in Magazine. Art (New York: New York Dance & Arts Innovations, Inc.) 2001: Summer-Fall, pages 40-41.

Project Materials and Publication.
Box 14 Folder F308
Scope and Contents

Poem by John Digby, published in Magazine. Art (New York: New York Dance & Arts Innovations, Inc.) 2000: Fall, page 29, with collage by John Digby. Also published in a booklet, Oyster Bay, NY: Feral Press, 2002; and as a working draft (to accompany a series of collages on exhibit at Suzuki Graphics), Oyster Bay, New York: Ragged Edge Press, 1995.

Publications.
Box 14 Folder F309
Arthur Rimbaud Museum Part 1.
Box 14 Folder F310
Arthur Rimbaud Museum Part 2.
Box 14 Folder F311
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs (taken by Joan Digby) and postcards from the museum, Charleville-Mezieres.

Scope and Contents

Include Digby's notes, clippings, and photocopies.

I.
Box 14 Folder F312
II.
Box 14 Folder F313
III.
Box 14 Folder F314
IV.
Box 14 Folder F315
Illustrations (Number 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, and 14).
Box 14 Folder F316
Scope and Contents

Eight illustrations mounted on board.

Physical Description

8 items

Illustrations (Number 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25).
Box 14 Folder F317
Scope and Contents

Seven illustrations mounted on board.

Physical Description

7 items

Two original framed collages from Improvisations on Rimbaud's Drunken Boat [poem].
Box 51
Scope and Contents

cracked glass (wrapped in bubblewrap)

Illustrations (unnumbered).
Box 14 Folder F318
Scope and Contents

Six illustrations, not mounted on board, with selected passages from Illuminations.

Physical Description

6 items

Scope and Contents

Poems and collages by John Digby, published by Caligula Books, imprint at 23 Jamieson House, Edgar Road, Hounslow, Middlesex (1974-1975) and 49 Church Street, Stoke Newington, London.

Printed items.
Box 15 Folder F319
Scope and Contents

Printed pieces from Caligula Books Miscellanea and Publications series transferred for cataloging with print collections in Special Collections. Photocopies of titles (for reference purposes) remain in this folder.

Scope and Contents

Press of Walter Hamady, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.

Publishing ephemera.
Box 15 Folder F320
Scope and Contents

Books, chapbooks, and publishing ephemera, including original Digby collage of a bird that appears on page 11 of The Forest, 1978. Also includes unbound printed edition of Birdsongs by Toby Olson, with illustrations by John Digby, 1980. Eight Perishable Press titles, one broadside, and one exhibition catalog "from the Library of John Digby" cataloged and transferred to printed collections.

Correspondence with Walter Hamady, 1977-1991.
Box 15 Folder F321
Scope and Contents

Includes 12-page photocopy of typescript for "The Forest", a poem by Nathaniel Tarn

Scope and Contents

Press of Ken Botnick and Steve Miller, New York City, New York.

A Sound of Feathers : with words by Joan Digby and collage by John Digby. New York : Red Ozier Press, 1982.
Box 15 Folder F322
Scope and Contents

Includes finished volume (no. 36 of 130) and 3 sets of proofs of the cover art. Also includes handwritten note from Ken Botnick dated "14 Sept"

Feathers - Draft copy.
Box 15 Folder F323
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten final list of birds in book order, handwritten and typescript first drafts of poems by Joan Digby, and typescripts with revisions and corrections by John.

Feathers - Manuscript with revisions.
Box 15 Folder F324
Scope and Contents

Includes typed manuscript with further corrections, a photocopy of the corrected typescript, and the unpublished handwritten poem "Secretary Bird"

Correspondence and Red Ozier printing ephemera.
Box 15 Folder F325
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence on prospective Digby project on Samuel Palmer, two photographs of Ken Botnick and Steve Miller making paper at Dieu Donne

Scope and Contents

Press of Henry Schniewind, Long Island, New York

Two Personal Home Presses - Handwritten Draft.
Box 15 Folder F326
Scope and Contents

Essay by Joan Digby about two Long Island presses: Four Winds Press and Stone House Press (Morris Gelfand).

Two Personal Home Presses - Word-processed Manuscript.
Box 15 Folder F327
Scope and Contents

Printed on 11 x 14 perforated fan-fold pin-feed computer paper (removed to oversize).

Scope and Contents

Unpublished projects range in date from 1968-1997. These projects include poetry, journals, essays, and larger projects. Several of these projects (i.e. A Birdwatcher's Guide to Literature) have drafts and notes, but have no record of publication. Other projects are only in note format.

Scope and Contents

Project resources and drafts for an incomplete world anthology of bird literature compiled by Joan and John Digby, with collages by John Digby. Includes lists of poetry and prose, clippings, photocopies and transcripts of selected poetry and prose, notes for a preface, project proposal, outline, layouts, and illustrations.

I Author's Notes, 1986.
Box 15 Folder F328
II Layout.
Box 15 Folder F329
III Europe.
Box 15 Folder F330
IV North South America, Canada, West Indies Part 1.
Box 15 Folder F331
IV North South America, Canada, West Indies Part 2.
Box 15 Folder F332
V Asia, India, Middle East, Far East, Aus, New Zealand.
Box 15 Folder F333
VI Africa.
Box 15 Folder F334
VII Thomas Hardy's Poems.
Box 15 Folder F335
VIII Poetry.
Box 15 Folder F336
IX.
Box 15 Folder F337
X.
Box 15 Folder F338
XI.
Box 15 Folder F339
XII.
Box 15 Folder F340
Scope and Contents

Cockney tales comprise a novella set in post-war London, 1946, with much of the narrator's tragi-comic musings in rhyming slang.

Part 1.
Box 15 Folder F341
Part 2.
Box 15 Folder F342
Part 3.
Box 15 Folder F343
Part 4.
Box 15 Folder F344
I.
Box 16 Folder F345
II.
Box 16 Folder F346
III.
Box 16 Folder F347
Scope and Contents

Uncompleted project for an international anthology of poetry and prose related to money.

Poetry.
Box 16 Folder F348
Prose.
Box 16 Folder F349
Scope and Contents

Include Digby's notes and drafts of poetry and prose, writings of other authors, clippings, photocopies, publications layouts.

I Varied Poetry Manuscripts and Projects, 1984, 1985, undated.
Box 16 Folder F350
Scope and Contents

Notes for a project on Haley's Comet, numerous drafts of prose and (mostly) poetry including some poems written in response to images.

II Just Lootering, 1987.
Box 16 Folder F351
Scope and Contents

Digby's poems in response to selected images, such as Jan Van Eyck's Betrothal of the Arnolfini (1434) or Hans Baldung's Unequal Lovers (1507).

III Poets on Art and Artists, 1989.
Box 16 Folder F352
IV (After 1990).
Box 16 Folder F353
Scope and Contents

Poetry manuscripts.

V Fourteen Songs from the Archive of a Perforated Egg.
Box 16 Folder F354
VI Poems of Philip Hobsbaum.
Box 16 Folder F355
Scope and Contents

typescript poems by Philip Hobsbaum on legal paper

VII Following Father's Footsteps, 1986-1988.
Box 16 Folder F356
Scope and Contents

"An illustrated children's tale with adult implications … story has the tone of early film comedy." Drafts and illustrations.

I New Poems, 1968.
Box 16 Folder F357
Scope and Contents

"Or better still attempts at poems, started 19/10/68." Numerous holograph and typescript poems.

II Poetry, 1974.
Box 16 Folder F358
Scope and Contents

Numerous drafts and notes, including many dated 1974.

III "Letter to the President" and other poems, 1987.
Box 16 Folder F359
Scope and Contents

Numerous drafts and notes, including some dated 1987.

IV "Telling my Son about the Publishing Houses of France" and other poems.
Box 16 Folder F360
V Poetry and Translations.
Box 16 Folder F361
Scope and Contents

Including "The Albatross" (Baudelaire) and "To a Linnet" (after a poem by Pedro Soto de Rojas).

Scope and Contents

Workbooks with ideas, notes, sketches on collage projects. Entries are not necessarily in chronological order, but related to varied projects. Digby reverses the book to indicate notes taken in non-sequential years, and his notes are written in every possible direction on the page.

I, 1984-1985, 1992-1993.
Box 16 Folder F362
Scope and Contents

Blue book (1984-1985) includes personal notes on a philosophy of collage, and preparations for an essay on the medium. This book contains no drawings. Florentine book (1992, 1993) contains sketches and plans for collage series based on Australian aboriginal imagery; heavily illustrated with references to books on mythology and various mythic figures. Entries from 1983 include work on planned Aquarium and Punch and Judy series; includes detailed drawing for the Punch and Judy scenes. Also includes notes for a collage series on the egg and other objects.

II (two volumes), 1992-2003.
Box 16 Folder F363
Scope and Contents

Black book (1993, 1995, 1996, 2003) contains notes on series of collages using a mannequin. Also contains 1995 notes about aquarium collages. Many drawings are interspersed throughout the book. Gray book (Japanese paper cover, 1992-1995) contains plans with drawings for a series on masks. More Punch and Judy series plans are included with drawings; the entire series is sketched out as a narrative with much visual imagery. also included are plans and sketches for a Rilke "Duino Elegies" series.

III, 1995, 1997-1998.
Box 16 Folder F364
Scope and Contents

Black book (1995, 1997, 1999) contains vignettes and notes on butterflies. The entries for 1999 include drawings related to machines, and philosophical reflections are interspersed through the book. Gray book (1997-1999) contains reflections on abstract circles (untitled, but later becomes Targets of the Millennium) and reflections what becomes the Moon as Text series. Sketches and plans for "soft machines," and drawings for spider myth and earth mother targets.

Scope and Contents

Exhibitions include a number of pieces from Digby's exhibits. These include exhibit panels, text, and correspondences related to exhibit. Digby's Seashell show (2002) and Millennium Show (2000) make up the bulk of this collection.

Exhibition Materials.
Box 17 Folder F365
Scope and Contents

Exhibition catalog and press release (both in Korean), two photographs of John Digby.

Visitors' Guest Book and Exhibition Banner (in Korean), 1995-1996.
Box 27 Folder F
Scope and Contents

A series of circular collages that "explodes the paradoxical icon of the target."

Exhibition Materials.
Box 17 Folder F366
Scope and Contents

Includes exhibition cards, descriptions, labels, photographs of collages.

Targets for the Millennium: An Original Dance Theatre Piece, 1999 October 15.
Box 17 Folder F367
Scope and Contents

Inspired by the Collages of Artist John Digby; directed by Cara Gargano. Tilles Center, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University. Photographs, program, and VHS video tape of the performance. Four matted statements written by Digby linking the exhibit and performance were removed to oversize. VHS videotape of the performance was removed to SPEC Media Videotape (VHS)

Scope and Contents

John Digby drawings: Homage to the Fallen in the exhibition "Skyline Remembered: Skyline Sought," September 10-October 8, 2002, commemorating first anniversary of September 11, 2001, destruction of the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan.

Photographs, Ephemera, and Photocopies of Collages.
Box 17 Folder F368
Scope and Contents

Keepsake booklet, "In Memory of the World Trade Center: Two Poems" by Joan Digby, transferred to catalog for the print collections in Special Collections Department.

Two original framed collages from Skyline Remembered: Skyline Sought.
Box 40
Two original framed collages from Skyline Remembered: Skyline Sought.
Box 41
Two original framed collages from Skyline Remembered: Skyline Sought.
Box 42
Two original framed collages from Skyline Remembered: Skyline Sought.
Box 43
Scope and Contents

Small frame in bubblewrap has cracked glass.

Two original framed collages from Skyline Remembered: Skyline Sought.
Box 44
Two original framed collages from Skyline Remembered: Skyline Sought.
Box 45
Two original framed collages from Skyline Remembered: Skyline Sought.
Box 46
Two original framed collages from Skyline Remembered: Skyline Sought.
Box 47
Two original framed collages from Skyline Remembered: Skyline Sought.
Box 48
Two original framed collages from Skyline Remembered: Skyline Sought.
Box 49
Two original framed collages from Skyline Remembered: Skyline Sought.
Box 50
Scope and Contents

Collage series based on connection between two poets of universal importance: Dante Alighieri and Osip Mandelstam. Italian poet Dante Alighieri was born in Florence in 1265 and died in Ravenna in 1321, living most of his life in political exile. Jewish poet Osip Mandelstam was born in 1891 in Warsaw (under Russian rule) and suffered political persecution after satirizing Stalin in a poem in 1933. The series was on display February 7-February 21, 2002.

Description and Visual Materials.
Box 17 Folder F369
Correspondence, Ephemera, Author's Notes.
Box 17 Folder F370
Scope and Contents

Includes "Osip Mandelstam/Seashell" bilingual translation of the poem, printed as a keepsake from the exhibition.

Photographs from the exhibition opening.
Box 17 Folder F371
Scope and Contents

Note: CD case lacking CD in this folder.

English Surrealist Show, 1979-1980.
Box 17 Folder F372
Scope and Contents

Includes miscellaneous exhibit announcements, slides, notes, and vitae of surrealists Joe Rose, Michael Hasted, David Denison, Michel de St. Ouen, John Digby, The Obelisk Gallery, 1979-1980.

Collages, John Digby, West Harbour Gallery, Oyster Bay, New York, 1994.
Box 17 Folder F373
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs and invitations.

Scope and Contents

Includes miscellaneous exhibition publicity in the form of postcards, handbills, small broadsides, invitations, etc.

1977-1981.
Box 17 Folder F374
Scope and Contents

Three oversize items removed. Includes Thumb Gallery (London, 1978), Cherry Stone Gallery (Wellfleet, Massachusetts, 1979), Francis Kyle Gallery ( London, 1979), Sea Cliff Library (1979), Key Gallery (New York, 1980), Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (New York, 1980), and Long Island University Brooklyn Center (1980).

1982-1991.
Box 17 Folder F375
Scope and Contents

Includes exhibitions in New York: Key Gallery (1982), Andrew Crispo Gallery (1985), Forum Gallery (1987), Hempstead Harbor (Sea Cliff, 1982), Bergen Museum of Art and Science (Paramus, New Jersey, 1985), Capricorn Galleries (Bethesda, Maryland, 1982 and 1985), Molloy College (Rockville Centre, New York, 1983), Bryant Library (Roslyn, New York, 1985 and 1987), Manhasset Library Gallery (Manhasset, New York, 1987), Temperance Hall Gallery (Bellport, New York, 1987), and Guild Hall Museum (East Hampton, New York, 1991).

1992-1997.
Box 17 Folder F376
Scope and Contents

Includes Suzuki Gallery (New York, 1992 and 1995), Manhassett Public Library (Manhassett, New York, 1993), Saison Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall (London, 1995), Shelter Rock Art Gallery (Manhasset, New York, 1996), Glass Art Gallery (New York, 1996), and HarperCollins Exhibition Space (New York, 1997).

1999-2002, undated.
Box 17 Folder F377
Scope and Contents

Poster from "European Posters on the Underground" series, removed to oversize. Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College (Oakdale, New York, 1999), Coincidence Gallery (Richmond, Virginia, 1999), Pavel Zoubok at Mary Delahoyd Gallery (New York, 1999 and 2001/2002), Nese Alpan Gallery (New York, 1999), Chelsea Center (East Norwich, Oyster Bay? 2000?), Long Island University Brooklyn Campus (2001), and Hillwood Art Museum (C.W. Post Campus/Long Island University, 2001),

Scope and Contents

A number of framed, unframed, and matted works displaying Digby's original collages. Much of the artwork is related to his literary projects and illustration work.

Paper Cut and Illustrations for Gourmet Magazine, 1981-1982 and undated.
Box 17 Folder F378
Scope and Contents

Chinese-style cut paper and collages.

Small collages.
Box 17 Folder F379
Scope and Contents

The folder contains four collages (three are bird collages). John Digby's collage design "NCHC Guide, Over the Edge," derived from Peterson's "Guide to Honors Programs and Colleges," edited by Joan Digby, was removed to oversize.

Bird collages.
Box 53
Scope and Contents

46 bird collages

Collage series for three projects.
Box 54
Scope and Contents

Includes one matted (deer) and one unmatted (pig) collage illustration from Dreamworks; seven original unmatted collages illustrations for West Hill Review: A Walt Whitman Journal 7 (1987), plus one collage removed to Box 63. Also includes 14 original collages from To Amuse a Shrinking Sun

Collages for Magowan project and fish collages.
Box 55
Scope and Contents

Twelve original collage illustrations for Robin Magowan's Birds in a Forest Swaying, and eight fish collages.

Collages of mammals.
Box 56
Scope and Contents

40 original collages of a variety of mammals

Butterfly collages.
Box 63
Scope and Contents

Includes 23 original unmatted butterfly collages. Also includes one collage of Walt Whitman portraits in oval frame with butterfly, published in West Hill Review, removed from Box 54

Fifteen original collages from Permutations (1985), and six collages from other projects.
Box 70
Scope and Contents

Permutations: Readings in Science and Literature, edited by Joan Digby and Bob Brier, was published by William Morrow in 1985. Also included are four matted bird collages, one collage from Food for Thought, removed from Box 60, and a collage Digby made to accompany a poem written by his son, Andrew Digby, that was published by Stone House Press.

Scope and Contents

Correspondence comprises two groups, correspondence with authors and correspondence with galleries. Correspondence with authors includes many signed books and personal notes. Correspondence with galleries includes discussions of exhibits and various other topics.

Scope and Contents

Includes signed published materials.

Appleman, Philip, 1986.
Box 17 Folder F380
Scope and Contents

Includes Open Doorways, which has been removed for cataloging.

Atchity, Kenneth John (Ken), 1978-1982.
Box 17 Folder F381
Scope and Contents

Includes Summer and Fall 1977 issues of contemporary quarterly: poetry and art, and Summer 1980 issue of Dreamworks

Benveniste, Asa, 1976-1977.
Box 17 Folder F382
Scope and Contents

Several publications removed for cataloging.

Bullock, Michael, 1978-1979.
Box 17 Folder F383
Scope and Contents

Two books removed for cataloging.

Campbell, Sandy M., 1978-1981.
Box 17 Folder F384
Scope and Contents

Includes one letter from Donald Windham.

Cardinal, Roger, circa 1990.
Box 17 Folder F385
Scope and Contents

Includes letter and note, photocopies of Cardinal articles. German Romanticism in Context removed for cataloging.

Curtis, Tony, 1978, 1983-1984.
Box 17 Folder F386
Scope and Contents

Includes the double issue of Madog published Spring 1981, and typescript of poem "William Orpen & Yvonne Aubicq in the Rue Dannon." Two collections of Curtis poems removed for cataloging.

Donath, Thérèse, 1982-1994.
Box 17 Folder F387A
Scope and Contents

Letters from Pacific Grove, California, and Vashon Island, Washington, some with surrealist enclosures (postcards, articles, clippings)

Drury, Harold Arthur (Harry), 1980.
Box 17 Folder F387B
Eshleman, Clayton, 1977-1978.
Box 17 Folder F388A
Scope and Contents

Includes a letter from Jeremy Reed forwarded by Eshleman. Also includes a prospectus for Sulfur, edited by Eshleman and Robert Kelly. Eshleman's translation of Antonin Artaud's Artaud the Momo for Black Sparrow Press, along with three other publications, has been removed for cataloging.

Fahey, William A. (Bill), 1986-1987.
Box 17 Folder F388B
Ford, Charles Henri, 1979.
Box 17 Folder F388C
Gladiator, Jimmy (pseudonym for Bernard Piget), 1975-1978.
Box 17 Folder F388D
Scope and Contents

Many rare Melog publications have been removed for cataloging, including Incendie de Foret no. 13, devoted to Digby's poems and collages

Grubb, Frederick, 1965.
Box 18 Folder F389
Scope and Contents

Clippings of two reviews of Grubb's poems and editorial letter by Grubb. Also included is a typescript of four poems. Title Deed and Other Poems removed for cataloging

Haines, John, 1976.
Box 18 Folder F390
Helman, Cecil, 1973-1986.
Box 18 Folder F391A
Scope and Contents

Includes four postcards of Helman's paintings and a handmade "Universal Passport." Two Caligula Press publications by Helman removed for cataloging.

Hitchcock, George, 1977-1978.
Box 18 Folder F391B
Scope and Contents

Includes three issues (50, 53, 56). Seven works by Hitchcock have been removed for cataloging, along with one issue of Duvak containing an interview with Hitchcock and a Digby poem. An exhibition poster for Monoprints, 1984 was removed to oversize.

Joans, Ted, 1976-1978.
Box 18 Folder F392
Scope and Contents

Postcards, poem "The Truth" by Ted Joans printed on paperboard and inscribed to John. Includes typescript of Robin D. G. Kelley's 2003 obituary for Ted Joans. Several Joans publications removed for cataloging

Leale, B. C., 1986, 1996.
Box 18 Folder F393
Scope and Contents

Letters signed "Barry." Several of Leale's publications removed for cataloging.

Lucie-Smith, Edward, 1977.
Box 18 Folder F394
Lyle, John, 1978.
Box 18 Folder F395A
Scope and Contents

Includes a review by Lyle of two surrealist publications on Andre Breton.

Nations, Opal L., 1974.
Box 18 Folder F395B
Scope and Contents

Includes special issue featuring French-to-English translations of "(anti)tradition" poets of the last 100 years. Two books of Nations' poetry removed for cataloging.

Orenstein, Gloria, 1979.
Box 18 Folder F396
Scope and Contents

One letter. The Oval Lady by Leonora Carrington (foreword by Orenstein) removed for cataloging

Reed, Jeremy Part 1, 1974-August 1977.
Box 18 Folder F397
Scope and Contents

Extensive correspondence, including Reed's first letter of introduction to Digby (on the advice of Allen Fisher). Note: Reed employed an unusual dating technique for his letters: "2000 - 25" (i.e. 1975). Includes Spectacular Diseases, circa June 1976.

Reed, Jeremy Part 2, September 1977-March 1978.
Box 18 Folder F398
Scope and Contents

Some folders include poetry manuscripts.

Reed, Jeremy Part 3, April 1978-December 1978.
Box 18 Folder F399
Reed, Jeremy Part 4, 1979.
Box 18 Folder F400
Scope and Contents

Many books and chapbooks by Jeremy Reed removed for cataloging in print collections of Special Collections

Reed, Jeremy Part 5, 1980-1981.
Box 18 Folder F401
Scope and Contents

Includes Straight Lines New Writers Issue. (London, no.5 1980, with Seven Poems by Jeremy Reed and "Figures in a Landscape," a critical review of Reeds first collection of poems, Bleeker Street (1980), by David Punter. Also includes a poster, "Loaded Pistol," for a poetry reading (removed to oversize).

Remy, Michel, 1978.
Box 18 Folder F402
Scope and Contents

Includes broadside "vertebres incredules, lacinantes lanternes", dated May 1978, and the first issue of Flagrant Delit.

Rose, Joe, 1978-1985.
Box 18 Folder F403
Scope and Contents

Letters from Sydney and London.

Schmidt, Michael, 1968-1969.
Box 18 Folder F404
Scope and Contents

Two letters

Seligman, Tina Part 1, 1999-2000.
Box 18 Folder F405
Scope and Contents

Extensive correspondence, including postcards, clippings, and notices of exhibitions.

Seligman, Tina Part 2, 1999-2003.
Box 18 Folder F406
Scope and Contents

Extensive correspondence focused on Seligman's SoundScapes, with original works of art, cards, clippings, notices of exhibitions, slides, and an original collage.

Stephenson, Gregory, 1979-1989.
Box 18 Folder F407
Scope and Contents

Letters from Denmark.

Tarn, Nathaniel Part 1, 1968-1986.
Box 18 Folder F408
Scope and Contents

Extensive correspondence, including many postcards from Tarn. Includes Boundary 2, containing an interview with Tarn, inscribed to John Digby, and two 1980 photographs (one of Digby, one of Tarn and Digby). A proof copy of "Persephone West" inscribed to John and Joan Digby also included. Collaboration with Janet Rodney, Chameleon's Cadmium, has been removed for cataloging.

Tarn, Nathaniel Part 2, 1983-1993.
Box 18 Folder F409
Scope and Contents

Includes an offprint of Boundary 2: a journal of postmodern literature, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Autumn, 1975), including an interview with Tarn, selected prose and poetry, and critical essays. Also includes a typescript of Tarn's review of The Collage Handbook.

Wheatley, Steve, and Martin Fidler Part 1, 1981.
Box 18 Folder F410
Scope and Contents

Includes typescript play script of "The Double Humped Camel: A predictable farce in one act" by Steve Wheatley. Numerous Coracle Press items removed for cataloging.

Wheatley, Steve, and Martin Fidler Part 2, 1970-1980s.
Box 18 Folder F411
Scope and Contents

Includes numerous hand printed Christmas cards and White Lies Publications ephemera. Many Caligula Press items removed for cataloging, including works by Martin Fidler, Steve Wheatley, Sally Diamond, Jeremy Reed, Cecil Helman, Bernard J. Kelly, B. C. Leale, and Nathaniel Tarn. Also removed for cataloging is one Steve Wheatley book published by X Press, and a work by Jeremy Reed designed and illustrated by Steve Wheatley for Guillotine Press.

Windham, Donald, 1977-1988.
Box 18 Folder F412
Scope and Contents

Includes a 1988 review of Windham's Lost Friendships. A number of Windham's books have been removed for cataloging in the print collection of Special Collections.

Wolak, Bill (William Stefan), 1973-1981.
Box 18 Folder F413
Scope and Contents

Includes 1973-74 issue of Essence inscribed to Digby, and correspondence, manuscript and mock-up for Dance of the Scorpions, a book of poetry by Wolak. Another Wolak poetry book, Pale as an Explosion, has been removed for cataloging. Also included is a letter from Latif Harris and a typed manuscript of Harris poems.

Zeller, Ludwig, 1975-1990.
Box 18 Folder F414
Scope and Contents

Includes two issues of El Huevo Filosofico (no. 2, 1980 and no. 9, 1990), Toronto. Also includes an original paper cutout by Ludwig Zeller, sheets of Surrealist stamps and other ephemera from his participation in an exhibition celebrating the Fiftieth Surrealist Anniversary, 1924-1974. Three photographs of Ludwig Zeller, one with John Digby and Edward Jaguer, labeled "Paris, June 1976 are also included. Numerous books and booklets either by Zeller and Wald or about their exhibitions removed for cataloging. Also removed for cataloging are a number of Oasis publications illustrated by Zeller and Wald.

Various Letters Part 1.
Box 19 Folder F415
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence from Robert McDowell, editor of The Reaper, Ed Varney (Intermedia Press), George Fuller (Jazz Press), Ian Walker (Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum Swansea Museum Services, with reference to exhibition on influence of Surrealism on British Art), John O'Reilly (artist). Also includes a few gallery rejection letters, solicitation of Digby's collages for book project, correspondence from friends, notices of exhibitions (including gallery cards), reviews of exhibitions (not Digby's).

Various Letters Part 2.
Box 19 Folder F416
Scope and Contents

Includes solicitation letter from editor Bradley Lastname and sample issues of his Chicago-based Bile dadazine (1980s).

Alabama-Birmingham Mississippi State University.
Box 19 Folder F417
American Merchant Marine Museum.
Box 19 Folder F418
Arts Magazine.
Box 19 Folder F419
Bryant Library Show.
Box 19 Folder F420
Calvert Marine Museum.
Box 19 Folder F421
Capricorn Galleries.
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Chelsea Art.
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Coincidence Gallery.
Box 19 Folder F424
Dai Ichi Arts.
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Elaine Benson Gallery.
Box 19 Folder F426
Europa Club.
Box 19 Folder F427
Harper Collins Show.
Box 19 Folder F428
Investment- International Harvester.
Box 19 Folder F429
Islip Art Museum.
Box 19 Folder F430
J M A Jain Maronauchi Gallery.
Box 19 Folder F431
Long Beach Art League Workshop.
Box 19 Folder F432
Lustman.
Box 19 Folder F433
Margin.
Box 19 Folder F434
Michelle Hubert.
Box 19 Folder F435
Nassau Grant 2000.
Box 19 Folder F436
Scope and Contents

Two certificates of achievement from Nassau County, New York, 2000 and 2001, removed to oversize.

National Art League Inc Workshop 4/12/98.
Box 19 Folder F437
Nebraska University.
Box 19 Folder F438
Nese Alpan Gallery.
Box 19 Folder F439
Radford University.
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Russian-American Culture Center.
Box 19 Folder F441
Shelter Rock Gallery.
Box 19 Folder F442
Slippery Rock University.
Box 19 Folder F443
Stone House Press.
Box 19 Folder F444
Scope and Contents

Includes fourth draft of John and Joan Digby's introduction for Gelfand's publication on John De Pol, Johann Gutenberg's Printing Press, a wood engraving by John De Pol, and Descent, a book of eight poems by Stephen Stepanchev illustrated by John De Pol. Also includes correspondence from Beatrice Gelfand (Bea) to Joan Digby.

Suzuki Gallery.
Box 20 Folder F445
Vasselot.
Box 20 Folder F446
Webb Institute.
Box 20 Folder F447
Wendy Glass Gallery, Xmas 1996.
Box 20 Folder F448
Miscellaneous Correspondence I.
Box 20 Folder F449
Miscellaneous Correspondence II.
Box 20 Folder F450
Miscellaneous Correspondence III.
Box 20 Folder F451
Miscellaneous Correspondence IV.
Box 20 Folder F452
Miscellaneous Correspondence V.
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Miscellaneous Correspondence VI.
Box 20 Folder F454
Miscellaneous Correspondence VII.
Box 20 Folder F455
Miscellaneous Correspondence VIII.
Box 20 Folder F456
Miscellaneous Correspondence IX.
Box 20 Folder F457

I.
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II.
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III.
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IV.
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V.
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VI.
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VII.
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I.
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II.
Box 21 Folder F466
Scope and Contents

Includes appearances in Poetry Review, Titmouse, ART News, Observer, Cosmopolitan, Victoria, and Gourmet.

1963-1975.
Box 21 Folder F467
Scope and Contents

Includes two poems in The Poetry Review 54 (1963, no. 2); two poems in Poetry & Penury 1 (1965); "Lost Keys" (Ambit (1967, no. 33); "An Evening with Time in Its Fatigue" Priapus (1971, no. 21); "How Sad This Morning" Second Aeon (1972, no. 15); Callimaufry no. 4 (Spring 1975), with five Digby poems.

1976-1977.
Box 21 Folder F468
Scope and Contents

Includes two poems in Titmouse (1976, no. 6); six Digby poems published in Singe no. 5 (Winter 1976-1977); one poem in Waves 5 (1977, no. 2-3); three poems in Manroot (1977, no. 11).

1977-1978.
Box 21 Folder F469
Scope and Contents

Includes two collages in Jazz 2 (June 1977) and one collage in Jazz3 (March 1978); two poems in Titmouse (1978, no. 7); four poems and several collages in Dream Helmet (1978, no. 1), edited by Bill Wolak.

1979-1980.
Box 21 Folder F470
Scope and Contents

Includes Observer (October 28, 1979); and an article illustration on p. 101 Cosmopolitan March 1979.

1980.
Box 21 Folder F471
Scope and Contents

Collage on p. 88 Gourmet 40 (1980, no. 7), collage on p. 26 Gourmet 40 (1980, no. 11), collage on p. 88 Gourmet 40 (1980, no. 7), collage on p. 56 Gourmet 40 (1980, no. 12), collage on p. 88 Gourmet 40 (1980, no. 7).

1981-1982.
Box 21 Folder F472
Scope and Contents

Collage on p. 23 Gourmet 41 (1981, no. 3), collage on p. 42 Gourmet 41 (1981, no. 4), illustrations on pp. 44 and 74 Gourmet 41 (1981, no. 6). Includes Francis Kyle Gallery calendar for 1981, featuring Digby collage "The Skaters" for March (removed to oversize). Digby illustrated the Winter 1981-1982 issue of Dreamworks, and illustrated two poems in The Reaper no. 4 (1982). Chatterton, written by Joan Digby and illustrated by John Digby c. 1981, was removed for cataloging.

1987-2003.
Box 21 Folder F473
Scope and Contents

Digby poem and eight collages in West Hills Review: A Walt Whitman Journal 7 (1987); Digby collages on cover and featured throughout issue no. 6 of Gradiva (1988). Poem and collages in "Special Bird Issue" of Margin (1989, no. 8); review of "Remembering Our Mothers" exhibition Victoria 41 (May 1995); Magazine.Art (2002, no. 8) contains two poems & photo by Joan Digby, two poems by John Digby, and a brief article, "Gerschwin Way," by Joan Digby; notice for "Fish & Ships" on p. 32 South Bank (February 2003). Poetry: USA no. 25 & 26 (1993) containing a Digby poem and collage has been removed to oversize, along with mailing envelope.

Scope and Contents

Includes art magazines, gallery guides, and auction books.

1978.
Box 22 Folder F474
Scope and Contents

Includes notice of first British exhibition of John Digby at Thumb Gallery, p. 67 Time Out January 27-February 2 (1978, No. 408)' brief review of "John Digby Collages" at Thumb Gallery on p. 64, Apollo 107 (January 1978); p. 43, description of "John Digby Collages" Thumb Gallery, Arts Review 30 (1978, no. 2); p. 7 "Beatrice coming of age" Art & Antiques 30 (1978, no. 12); p. 51 "John Digby" Art and Artists 12 (1978, no. 11); collage in catalog Le Collage surrealiste en 1978 (Galerie le Triskele, 1978).

Gallery Guides, 1979-1981.
Box 22 Folder F475
Scope and Contents

Short notices of Digby group exhibitions appear in Gallery Guide (Summer 1979); Art Now Gallery Guide 10 (1980, no. 9), 11 (1980, no. 1, 2, 4, and 1981, no. 7); L'Officiel des Galeries no, 211, Summer 1981.

1981.
Box 22 Folder F476
Scope and Contents

Small Works (1980, published by 80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University). Includes catalog (Digby donated a collage) for public television fundraising auction The Thirteen Collection Televised Auction of Art and Antiques, 1981.

1982.
Box 22 Folder F477
Scope and Contents

Featured on pp. 26 and 115 of Martha Beck and Marie Keller, New Drawing in America. An Exhibition to Celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of The Drawing Center. New York: The Drawing Center, 1982. Review of "New Drawing in America" illustrated with Digby collage in Art Forum (April 1982) (removed to oversize).

1987-2002.
Box 22 Folder F478
Scope and Contents

Two collages and brief discussion of Digby's work in exhibition curated by Bob Breier, Egyptomania. Brookville, NY: Hillwood Art Museum, 1992; Radford University Art Museum (Radford, VA) flyer with notice for "John Digby: Collages" exhibit from February 22 to March 30, 2001.

Surrealism - Journals and Magazines I, 1966-1974.
Box 22 Folder F479
Scope and Contents

Includes Priapus6 (1966); Antinarcissus 1 (Summer 1969); Dreamer no. 1 (1970); Manroot no. 6/7 (April 1972, special double issue on Surrealism); Dada/ Surrealism no. 3 (1973, special film and theatre issue); and no. 4 (1974); Bulletin de Liaison surrealiste no. 9 (December 1974).

Surrealism - Journals and Magazines II, 1975-1979.
Box 22 Folder F480
Scope and Contents

Includes Journal of General Education 27 no. 1 (1975), issue devoted to Surrealism; Shantih 3 no. 2 (1975), issue devoted to Surrealism; Mothra 1 (1975); Phases 5 (1975); Living Blues no. 25 (1976), special supplement on Surrealism and Blues; Le La 5 (April 1979).

Surrealism - Books.
Box 22 Folder F481
Scope and Contents

Includes Digby's handwritten list, "Box of Surrealism." Most of these publications have been removed for cataloging; copies of the title pages remain in this file. Include works by Bob Cobbing, Ira Cohen, Paul Grillo, Norbert Krapf, Theodore Mack, Joyce Mansour, Geraldine Monk, Valery Oisteanu, James Penzi, Charles Plymell, Tom Raworth, Toyen, Tristan Tzara, and Nanos Valaoritis.

Black Swan Press/Surrealist Publications.
Box 22 Folder F482
Scope and Contents

Franklin Rosemont's Chicago-based Surrealist press. Includes first three issues of Arsenal: Surrealist Subversion, edited by Rosemont, and a program for Alice Farley's Surrealist Dance, performed in 1976 at Gallery Black Swan during the World Surrealist Exhibition in Chicago. A special issue of Radical American (also edited by Rosemont), "Surrealism in the Service of the Revolution," and numerous Black Swan Press and Surrealist Publications were removed for cataloging.

Melog Press (Le Melog).
Box 22 Folder F483
Scope and Contents

French Surrealist/Dadaist/anarchist press operated by Jimmy Gladiator, who also served as editor. Digby was one of original group of artists and writers comprising Melog. A number of issues of Incendie des Forêt and its mimeograph supplement, Nevermore, have been removed for cataloging. Several Melog monographs and special volumes, including Romans d'Amour Fou et De Mauvaise Volonte Litteraire by Jehan van Langhenhoven (Melog Press, 1978), have also been removed for cataloging. Other rare Melog publications in the file include La Crecelle Noire no. 3 (1979), successor to Incendie, and its supplement, Sur le Zinc no. 6 (September 1979) and no. 7 (October 1979).

Black Stone Press - Montana Gothic.
Box 22 Folder F484
Scope and Contents

Includes issue 1, 2, 4, and 6 of Montana Gothic, edited and published by Peter Koch. Issue 6 contains poem and collage by Digby. Also includes three handwritten notes from Koch to Digby.

Margin - Robin Magowan.
Box 22 Folder F485
Scope and Contents

Three issues (no. 1, 4, 7) of the quarterly magazine edited by Robin Magowan, a Digby collaborator. Magowan's book of poems, Burning the Knife, was removed for cataloging.

Miscellaneous books, journals and magazines I.
Box 22 Folder F486
Scope and Contents

Magazines and journal articles on a variety of subjects that interested Digby. Includes U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare study, Current Research on Sleep and Dreams, and Circuit 4 (1967). Six issues of Kaldron (1980-1981) removed to oversize.

Miscellaneous books, journals and magazines II.
Box 22 Folder F487
Scope and Contents

Includes Confrontation 32 (1986), special supplement on Africa, Carribbea, and Persia/Iran, and an offprint of Jomo Kenyatta article from Africa 10 no. 3 (1937).

Photographs I.
Box 23A Folder F488
Scope and Contents

Contains 8 x 10 black and white photographs interspersed with some photocopies of collages.

Photographs II.
Box 23A Folder F489
Scope and Contents

Contains 8 x 10 black and white photographs interspersed with some photocopies of collages.

Photographs III.
Box 23A Folder F490
Scope and Contents

Contains 8 x 10 black and white photographs interspersed with some photocopies of collages.

Photographs IV.
Box 23A Folder F491
Scope and Contents

Contains 8 x 10 black and white photographs interspersed with some photocopies of collages.

Photographs V.
Box 23A Folder F492
Scope and Contents

Contains 8 x 10 black and white photographs interspersed with some photocopies of collages.

Photographs VI.
Box 23A Folder F493
Scope and Contents

Contains 8 x 10 black and white photographs interspersed with some photocopies of collages.

Photographs VII.
Box 23A Folder F494
Scope and Contents

Contains 5 x 7 and 6 x 8 black and white photographs interspersed with some photocopies of collages.

Photographs VIII.
Box 23A Folder F495
Scope and Contents

Contains color photographs of collages. Includes some color photographs taken by Joan Digby.

Photocopies I.
Box 23A Folder F496
Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies of photographs of Digby's collages

Photocopies II.
Box 23A Folder F497
Scope and Contents

Contains photocopies of photographs of Digby's collages

Slides in sleeves.
Box 23B
Scope and Contents

Contains one folder and three binders of slides of Digby's collages; these binders reflect Digby's original organization and arrangement.

Slides in boxes.
Box 24
Scope and Contents

Contains individual boxes of slides, many with Digby's handwritten label. Also contains one packet of negatives and black-and-white prints of Digby collages.

Print, Suggest