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Summer Brenner papers

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Summer (Rebecca Susan) Brenner, born March 17, 1945, was raised by her parents Edward and Rita Brenner, first generation Ashkenazic Jews, who settled in Atlanta, Georgia. Brenner became a novelist, poet, and activist; a mother of two children, Felix and Joanna; and now resides in Berkeley and the Bay Area of California.

Raised by a creative mother who was an artist and a father who was politically liberal in the segregated South, Summer Brenner moved north to Simmons College in Boston, and then studied abroad at the University of Florence (1965-1966) and the University of Paris (1966-1967). She completed requirements for a bachelor of arts at Georgia State University in 1968. After relocating to Albuquerque, New Mexico, Brenner moved again in the 1970s to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has thrived creatively in diverse artistic and writing communities.

Brenner was a prolific correspondent, who exchanged personal news, drafts of works in progress, and literary advice with members from an intimate circle of writers and artists that included Laura Chester, Gloria Frym, Margaret Edwards, Barry Gifford, Stephen Rodefer, Geoff Young, Aline and Robert Crumb, and Andrei Codrescu. In collaboration with many of these, Brenner contributed her own writing and helped edit independent little magazines or small press projects. The many notable periodicals in which her own work has appeared include

Beatitude , The Berkeley Monthly , Big Sky , Exquisite Corpse , Fervent Valley , Outpost , Pangolin , Snap , Southpaw , Stooge , The Three Penny Review , Two Charlies Magazine , Yellow Silk: Journal of Erotic Arts , Yawp , and ZYZZYVA .

Brenner is the author of ten books of poetry and fiction, including two influential books for young people. Her books include

Everyone Came Dressed as Water (1973), From the Heart to the Center (1977), The Soft Room (1978), Dancers and the Dance (1990), One Minute Movies (1996), Nearly Nowhere and the French translation of this novel, Presque nulle part (1999), Ivy: Tale of a Homeless Girl in San Francisco (2000), The Missing Lover (2006), and an audio CD, Because the Spirit Moved by Arundo. Her most recent works include a children's novel titled Richmond Tales: Lost Secrets of the Iron Triangle (2009) and I-5: A Novel of Crime, Transport, and Sex (2009).

Brenner's literary writings and activities are diverse and often community based. In her early years in the Bay Area, she participated in many poetry readings and spoken word performances. "The Flood," her poem in four voices, was performed at Links Hall in Chicago, and her one-act play, "The Missing Lover," was directed by Peter Glazer.

Because the Spirit Moved (by Arundo, 2003) is a recorded production that sets Brenner's poetry to music by Andy Dinsmoor. With the aid of grant funding, Brenner developed several projects to bring writing to her community, such as "Where We're From," which brings together youth and their elders through an inter-generational project that combines cross-cultural oral history, poetry, and photography.

Beyond her writing career, Brenner worked as an activist through the human rights organization Amnesty International. As a member of this organization, Brenner wrote articles and organized poetry readings to raise awareness, publicly demonstrated against the death penalty, protested the execution of reformed Crips founder, Stanley "Tookie" Williams, and, on behalf of various "prisoners of conscience," appealed to numerous dignitaries of foreign countries to respect basic human rights.

"Rebecca Summer Brenner." Contemporary Authors Online reproduced in Literature Resource Center. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/LitRC (accessed February 2010).Summer Brenner (author's website). http://summerbrenner.com/ (accessed February 2010).

The Summer Brenner papers offers a comprehensive view of an American poet and novelist's life across four decades beginning in the 1960s. The collection includes extensive personal correspondence and journals, literary manuscripts and drafts documenting all stages of the writing and publishing process, and Brenner's work from magazine contributions, book publications, and community projects, including her contributions to the literary small press, The Figures. Notable corespondents include: Laura Chester, Gloria Frym, Barry Gifford, Stephen Rodefer, Geoff Young, Aline and Robert Crumb, and Andrei Codrescu.

The collection is organized in seven series: I. Personal correspondence, II. Personal records and photographs, III. Diaries and journals, IV. Writing projects, V. Promotional materials, VI. Printed materials, and VII. Activism and social causes.

Summer Brenner was a lifelong keeper of personal correspondence, which is found in the first series. The organization of the incoming correspondence in Series I.A. reflects Summer Brenner's original physical housing, which included letterboxes filled annually. Though most of her letterboxes were commercial stationer's products, several of Brenner's letterboxes are covered in collages. Individual correspondents, whom Brenner grouped by name within each annual letterbox with rubber bands and ties, are maintained in folders within the respective years. In addition to documenting Brenner's youthful travels, her rich personal network of friends, and creative projects, this series captures the material history of written communication in the later half of the 20th century and early 21st century. Formal letters to agents, magazines, and publishing house editors are intermingled with artistically decorated and hand-crafted letters, post cards, holiday and greeting cards, and e-mails . Over hundreds of letters, Brenner exchanged personal matters, drafts, and literary advice with members from a small circle of writers and artists who included Laura Chester, Gloria Frym, Margaret Edwards, Helène Aylon, Barry Gifford, Stephen Rodefer, Robert Fichter, Bill Pearlman, Moe Slotin, Geoff Young, Aline and Robert Crumb, and Andrei Codrescu. The collection includes over 400 letters and postcards from the poet Laura Chester to Brenner, as well as drafts and clippings from Chester, Gifford, Frym, and Edwards.

Series two of the collection includes personal records, such as desk and wall calendars that help reconstruct Brenner's activities, and several photographs of Brenner. The calendars are heavily annotated, which offers an overview of Brenner's daily activities, social events, and writing-related occasions. Wall calendars include the years 1975-1979, 1981-1985, 1987, 1993, 1996-1998, and desk calendars include the years 1997-2005.

Series three of the collection includes twenty-eight creative journals and personal diaries that spanned the years 1966 to 1992 with dates bulking between 1970 and 1979. The journal contents range from personal reflections, annotated dreams, and travel sketches to outlines and foul papers of writing projects, poems, clippings, and letters. The wide geographical range of Brenner's life and travel is reflected in the journals to include locations such as Paris, California, and Japan.

Series four contains manuscripts and typescripts of both published and unpublished materials. Brenner frequently labeled her drafts, which allows for a distinct view of her process from first draft to corrected and uncorrected galley proofs, which are also found in this series. Draft titles or working titles of Brenner's novels are

Anabranch , Art of Defense , Chicken Stories , Condition of Desire , Stories about Love and Work , Dancers and the Dance , The Festival of Instinct , Genetrix , Girl , The History of Metal , Ivy: Tale of a Homeless Girl in San Francsico , Lost and Found War , The Maisonette , Nearly Nowhere , Notes from Daily Life , One Minute Movies , Sail Back Sun , Shooting Stars , The Soft Room , Running, Rolling, Shouting: Snapshots from Daily Life , Victims' Victims , and A Woman was Riding . Early drafts of these novels often included a considerable amount of revision as handwritten corrections appear both along the margins and as interlinear notations among cross-outs and typeovers. Later stages of the publication process, which included both corrected and uncorrected galley proofs, also appear in series four.

In series four, other subseries include Brenner's drafts of children's books and children's poetry; student responses to her book

Ivy: Tale of a Homeless Girl in San Francsico , which include thank you posters and student drawings of particular book scenes; published and unpublished articles written about technological, social, and political affairs; and other writers' work, which include stories and articles written by Laura Chester, Margaret Edwards, Gloria Fyrm, and Elizabeth Hall. Brenner also endeavored to compile a dance anthology based on various interpretations and beliefs regarding dance across cultures. Stages of the writing project included in this collection are Brenner's letters to various writers and editors as well as an assemblage of drafts from contributors. Also appearing in series four are Brenner's teaching materials for writing and dance workshops and her lecture materials from a conference in Japan in 1983.

Series five includes publication correspondence and promotional materials, which offers a comprehensive view of Brenner's interaction with the business side of writing. Among Brenner's correspondents were agents, magazine editors, and both small press and publishing house editors. Correspondents also included editors of anthologies who wrote to request contributions from Brenner. Letters of request include anthologies such as Laura Chester's

Deep Down, The New Sensual Writing by Women and The Unmade Bed as well as ZYZZYVA , Contact Quarterly , The Erotic Impulse , and Where the Heart Is . Brenner's business matters surrounding Dancers and the Dance are documented through correspondence with the marketing, promotion, and sales director of the Coffee House Press. Among these materials are photocopies of book advertisements, letters to writers requesting a back cover endorsement, and the author's book contract. Ivy: Tale of a Homeless Girl in San Francsico is another book with a thoroughly documented publication and promotional history. The publication history reflected in this collection includes correspondence with the book's illustrator, Marilyn Bogerd. Bogerd's materials supply the drafts of scene sketches, prototype sketches of the book's title character, and the book's cover art. Other materials regarding Ivy: Tale of a Homeless Girl in San Francsico include promotional ephemera, clippings of reviews, and a typescript interview from the San Francisco Chronicle .

Series six contains fifty-two periodicals, small journals, and little magazines where Brenner's short fiction and poetry has appeared. In collaboration with individuals from an extended creative circle, Brenner not only contributed works but helped edit some of these self-published collections. The many notable periodicals where Brenner's work has appeared include

Beatitude , The Berkeley Monthly , Big Sky , Exquisite Corpse , Fervent Valley , Outpost , Pangolin , Snap , Southpaw , Stooge , The Three Penny Review , Two Charlies Magazine , Yellow Silk: Journal of Erotic Arts , Yawp , and ZYZZYVA .

Series seven includes materials beyond Brenner's writing career, as she worked as an activist through the human rights organization, Amnesty International. The world-wide movement's main cause was to campaign for internationally recognized human rights by mobilizing public pressure surrounding governments that continued to commit crimes against humanity. As a member of this organization, Brenner wrote articles and organized poetry readings to raise awareness, publicly demonstrated against the death penalty, protested the execution of reformed Crips founder, Stanley "Tookie" Williams, and, on behalf of various "prisoners of conscience," appealed to numerous dignitaries of foreign countries to respect these prisoners' basic human rights. Articles and clippings related to Brenner's attempt to raise awareness are included in series seven. Also included are printed email correspondence that she had shared with members from Amnesty International as well as copies of letters she had written to foreign dignitaries.

  1. Boxes 1-21, 28: Shelved in SPEC MSS record center cartons
  2. Boxes 22-25: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (18 inches)
  3. Box 26: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (20 inches)
  4. Box 27: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (24 inches)
  5. Box 29: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (17 inches)
  6. F79, F112: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases

Purchase, September 2008.

Processed and encoded by Christopher La Casse, November 2009-February 2010.

Several items were removed from the collection to be cataloged separately. These materials can be located in the library's public access catalog, Delcat. Titles include:

Dancers and the Dance , Everyone Came Dressed as Water , From the Heart to the Center , Ivy , The Missing Lover , One Minute Movies , Presque Nulle Part , The Soft Room , Sweet Little Sixteen , and the audio recording "Because the Spirit Moved."

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Summer Brenner was a lifelong keeper of personal correspondence. The organization of this series, and Series I.A. in particular, reflects Summer Brenner's original physical housing, which included letterboxes filled annually. Individual correspondents, whom Brenner grouped by name within each annual letterbox with rubber bands and ties, are maintained in folders within the respective years. In addition to documenting Brenner's youthful travels, her rich personal network of friends, and creative projects, this series captures the material history of written communication in the later half of the 20th century and early 21st century. Formal letters to agents, magazines, and publishing house editors are intermingled with artistically decorated and hand-crafted letters, post cards, holiday and greeting cards, and e-mails .

Early letters, circa 1964.
Box 1 Folder F1
Edward Brenner, 1960-1969.
Box 1 Folder F2
Rita and David Brenner, 1963-1970.
Box 1 Folder F3
Scope and Contents

Letters from mother, Rita Brenner, to Summer, who was away at college in Massachusetts.

Joe Sugarman and Joe Caruso, 1962-1969.
Box 1 Folder F4
1966.
Box 1 Folder F5
1967.
Box 1 Folder F6
1968-1969.
Box 1 Folder F7
circa 1970.
Box 1 Folder F8
1970.
Box 1 Folder F9
1971.
Box 1 Folder F10
1972.
Box 1 Folder F11
Part 1 of 4, 1973.
Box 1 Folder F12
Part 2 of 4, 1973.
Box 1 Folder F13
Part 3 of 4, 1973.
Box 1 Folder F14
Part 4 of 4, 1973.
Box 1 Folder F15
Robert Flichter, 1973-1974.
Box 1 Folder F16
Laura Chester, 1973-1974.
Box 1 Folder F17
Part 1 of 5, 1974.
Box 1 Folder F18
Part 2 of 5, 1974.
Box 1 Folder F19
Part 3 of 5, 1974.
Box 1 Folder F20
Part 4 of 5, 1974.
Box 1 Folder F21
Part 5 of 5, 1974.
Box 1 Folder F22
Rita Brenner, 1974.
Box 1 Folder F23
Paige Pinnell, 1974.
Box 1 Folder F24
Lynn and Bill Pearlman, 1974.
Box 1 Folder F25
Part 1 of 3, 1975.
Box 1 Folder F26
Part 2 of 3, 1975.
Box 1 Folder F27
Part 3 of 3, 1975.
Box 1 Folder F28
Geremiah Whitecloud, 1975.
Box 1 Folder F29
1976.
Box 2 Folder F30
1976.
Box 2 Folder F31
1977.
Box 2 Folder F32
1977.
Box 2 Folder F33
circa 1977.
Box 2 Folder F34
Daniel Conrad, drafts and letters, 1977.
Box 2 Folder F35
1978.
Box 2 Folder F36
1978.
Box 2 Folder F37
1978.
Box 2 Folder F38
circa 1977-1978.
Box 2 Folder F39
Anna Ableman, 1978.
Box 2 Folder F40
Helene Aylon, 1978.
Box 2 Folder F41
David Brenner, 1977-1978.
Box 2 Folder F42
Rita Brenner, 1978.
Box 2 Folder F43
Laura Chester, 1976-1978.
Box 2 Folder F44
Nancy Duncan, 1978.
Box 2 Folder F45
Robert Flichter, 1974-1978.
Box 2 Folder F46
Claudia Mcallister, 1976-1978.
Box 2 Folder F47
William Moore, 1978.
Box 2 Folder F48
Amelie Prescot, 1978.
Box 2 Folder F49
Betty and Carol Vatz, 1976-1978.
Box 2 Folder F50
Kimberly Duncan and Evelyn Zaglin, 1978.
Box 2 Folder F51
1979.
Box 2 Folder F52
1979.
Box 2 Folder F53
1979.
Box 2 Folder F54
1979.
Box 2 Folder F55
1979.
Box 2 Folder F56
1979.
Box 2 Folder F57
1979.
Box 2 Folder F58
1979.
Box 2 Folder F59
1979.
Box 2 Folder F60
1979.
Box 2 Folder F61
1979.
Box 3 Folder F62
Laura Chester, 1979.
Box 3 Folder F63
Laura Chester, 1979.
Box 3 Folder F64
Gloria Frym, 1979.
Box 3 Folder F65
1980.
Box 3 Folder F66
1980.
Box 3 Folder F67
1980.
Box 3 Folder F68
1980.
Box 3 Folder F69
1980.
Box 3 Folder F70
1981.
Box 3 Folder F71
1981.
Box 3 Folder F72
1981.
Box 3 Folder F73
circa 1980-1981.
Box 3 Folder F74
1981.
Box 3 Folder F75
1981.
Box 3 Folder F76
Jill Barrett, 1980-1981.
Box 3 Folder F77
Birth of Joanna Bean, 1981.
Box 3 Folder F78
Cards from Felix Brenner, 1980-1981.
Box 3 Folder F79
Rita Brenner, 1980-1981.
Box 3 Folder F80
Laura Chester, 1980-1981.
Box 3 Folder F81
Nancy Duncan, 1980-1981.
Box 3 Folder F82
Event Programs, 1980-1981.
Box 3 Folder F83
1982.
Box 4 Folder F84
1982.
Box 4 Folder F85
Laura Chester, 1982.
Box 4 Folder F86
Nancy Duncan, 1982.
Box 4 Folder F87
Claudia Mcallister, 1982.
Box 4 Folder F88
Moe Slotin, 1982.
Box 4 Folder F89
1983.
Box 4 Folder F90
1983.
Box 4 Folder F91
1983.
Box 4 Folder F92
Rita Brenner, 1982-1983.
Box 4 Folder F93
David Brenner and Tom Clark, 1983.
Box 4 Folder F94
Laura Chester, 1983.
Box 4 Folder F95
Laura Chester, 1983.
Box 4 Folder F96
Dede, 1982-1983.
Box 4 Folder F97
Margaret Edwards, letters and drafts, 1983.
Box 4 Folder F98
Jill Johnson, 1981-1983.
Box 4 Folder F99
Carol and Betty Vatz, 1982-1983.
Box 4 Folder F100
1984.
Box 4 Folder F101
1984.
Box 4 Folder F102
1984.
Box 4 Folder F103
1984.
Box 4 Folder F104
Rita Brenner, 1984-1985.
Box 4 Folder F105
David Brenner, 1984.
Box 4 Folder F106
Felix Brenner and holiday cards, circa 1984.
Box 4 Folder F107
Laura Chester, 1984.
Box 4 Folder F108
1985.
Box 5 Folder F109
1985.
Box 5 Folder F110
1985.
Box 5 Folder F111
1985.
Box 5 Folder F112
circa 1985.
Box 5 Folder F113
circa 1985.
Box 5 Folder F114
David Brenner, 1985.
Box 5 Folder F115
1986.
Box 5 Folder F116
1986.
Box 5 Folder F117
1986.
Box 5 Folder F118
1986.
Box 5 Folder F119
1986.
Box 5 Folder F120
David and Rita Brenner, circa 1986.
Box 5 Folder F121
Laura Chester, drafts, clippings, letters, 1984-1985.
Box 5 Folder F122
Laura Chester, drafts, clippings, letters, 1985-1986.
Box 5 Folder F123
Laura Chester, drafts, clippings, letters, 1986.
Box 5 Folder F124
1987.
Box 5 Folder F125
1987.
Box 5 Folder F126
1987.
Box 5 Folder F127
circa 1987.
Box 5 Folder F128
Laura Chester, drafts, clippings, letters, 1987.
Box 5 Folder F129
Holiday cards, circa 1987.
Box 5 Folder F130
1988.
Box 6 Folder F131
circa 1988.
Box 6 Folder F132
1988.
Box 6 Folder F133
Laura Chester, drafts, clippings, letters, circa 1988.
Box 6 Folder F134
Neal Halfon, 1988.
Box 6 Folder F135
The Figures and Gloria Frym, 1988.
Box 6 Folder F136
Lianne Berger and Moe Slotin, circa 1988.
Box 6 Folder F137
Felix Brenner and Jesse Rodefer, circa 1988.
Box 6 Folder F138
1989.
Box 6 Folder F139
1989.
Box 6 Folder F140
1989.
Box 6 Folder F141
1990.
Box 6 Folder F142
1990.
Box 6 Folder F143
circa 1990.
Box 6 Folder F144
Laura Chester, drafts, clippings, letters, circa 1990.
Box 6 Folder F145
Barry Gifford, drafts, clippings, letters, circa 1990.
Box 6 Folder F146
Letters from family and Herisson, circa 1990.
Box 6 Folder F147
1991.
Box 6 Folder F148
1991.
Box 6 Folder F149
1991.
Box 6 Folder F150
1991.
Box 6 Folder F151
1992.
Box 7 Folder F152
1992.
Box 7 Folder F153
1992.
Box 7 Folder F154
1992.
Box 7 Folder F155
1992.
Box 7 Folder F156
circa 1992.
Box 7 Folder F157
1993.
Box 7 Folder F158
1993.
Box 7 Folder F159
1993.
Box 7 Folder F160
Laura Chester, drafts, clippings, letters, 1992-1993.
Box 7 Folder F161
Laura Chester, drafts, clippings, letters, 1992-1993.
Box 7 Folder F162
Margaret Edwards, letters and drafts, 1992-1993.
Box 7 Folder F163
1994.
Box 7 Folder F164
1994.
Box 7 Folder F165
circa 1994.
Box 7 Folder F166
1995.
Box 7 Folder F167
1995.
Box 7 Folder F168
1995.
Box 7 Folder F169
Felix and Joanna, circa 1995.
Box 7 Folder F170
Robert Crumb, Iain, and Pat Irwin, circa 1995.
Box 7 Folder F171
1996.
Box 8 Folder F172
1996.
Box 8 Folder F173
circa 1996.
Box 8 Folder F174
The Figures, Gloria Frym, and Gail Gold, 1994-1996.
Box 8 Folder F175
Clemens Kalischer and Robillot Herisson, 1993-1996.
Box 8 Folder F176
Laura Chester, 1994-1996.
Box 8 Folder F177
Jill Johnson, 1978-1996.
Box 8 Folder F178
1997.
Box 8 Folder F179
letters and drafts from other writers, 1997.
Box 8 Folder F180
1997.
Box 8 Folder F181
Margaret Edwards, Laura Chester, Iain, Herisson, 1997.
Box 8 Folder F182
1998.
Box 8 Folder F183
1998.
Box 8 Folder F184
circa 1998.
Box 8 Folder F185
circa 1998.
Box 8 Folder F186
1998.
Box 8 Folder F187
1999.
Box 8 Folder F188
Laura Chester, 1998-1999.
Box 8 Folder F189
Frym, Gold, and Herisson, 1998-1999.
Box 8 Folder F190
1999.
Box 9 Folder F191
1999.
Box 9 Folder F192
2000.
Box 9 Folder F193
2000.
Box 9 Folder F194
2000.
Box 9 Folder F195
2000.
Box 9 Folder F196
2001.
Box 9 Folder F197
2001.
Box 9 Folder F198
2001.
Box 9 Folder F199
circa 2001.
Box 9 Folder F200
2002.
Box 9 Folder F201
2002.
Box 9 Folder F202
2002.
Box 9 Folder F203
2002.
Box 9 Folder F204
2003.
Box 9 Folder F205
January-June 2004.
Box 9 Folder F206
July-December 2004.
Box 9 Folder F207
2005.
Box 9 Folder F208
2005.
Box 9 Folder F209
60th birthday cards, 2005.
Box 9 Folder F210
e-mail correspondence, 2005.
Box 10 Folder F211
e-mail correspondence, 2005.
Box 10 Folder F212
outgoing letters, 1998-1999.
Box 10 Folder F213
outgoing letters, 1999-2002.
Box 10 Folder F214
Postcards, 1965-1979.
Box 10 Folder F215
Postcards, 1980-1989.
Box 10 Folder F216
Postcards and birthday cards, 1990-1991.
Box 10 Folder F217
Postcards from Laura Chester, 1973-1988.
Box 10 Folder F218
Collage boxes for housing letters, 1997-1998, 2005.
Box 28
Scope and Contents

Includes a collage box and an ornately decorated box, both of which were Brenner's original housing for letters

Letterbox and collage box, 1995-1996, 2002-2003.
Box 29
Scope and Contents

This collection preserves one of the many letterboxes Brenner used as original housing. Also included is alternate letter housing, which was a collage box with pasted images.

Calendars, 1975-2005.
Box 27
Scope and Contents

The calendars offer an overview of Brenner's daily activities, social events, and writing-related occasions. Wall calendars include 1975-1979, 1981-1985, 1987, 1993, 1996-1998. Desk calendars include the years 1997-2005.

Photographs, undated.
Box 10 Folder F1
Scope and Contents

Photographs include Brenner's passports circa 1968, a poetry reading at Berkeley circa 1978, a visit to a middle school as the author of

Ivy , and publicity photographs taken for a dust jacket.
Family history, 1965, 1981.
Box 10 Folder F2
Scope and Contents

Includes letters, family history, and financial information.

Scope and Contents

Journals contain personal reflections, travel sketches, annotated dreams, outlines and foul papers of writing projects, poems, clippings, and, letters.

Poems, 1966-1978.
Box 10 Folder F1
Paris, 1966-1967.
Box 10 Folder F2
Paris, 1967.
Box 10 Folder F3
Sans toi, 1969.
Box 10 Folder F4
All we know, we remember, 1970-1971.
Box 10 Folder F5
Summer, 1971.
Box 10 Folder F6
Relationships, 1971.
Box 10 Folder F7
Mexico, 1972.
Box 10 Folder F8
A new epoch, 1973.
Box 10 Folder F9
Felix's birth, 1973 August-1974 July.
Box 10 Folder F10
It is to play not fall among the strings, 1974 July-1975 October.
Box 11 Folder F11
Celestial barn, 1975 October-1976 May.
Box 11 Folder F12
Notes and poems, 1976 May.
Box 11 Folder F13
John, 1976 May-1977 August.
Box 11 Folder F14
Dance for children, 1977.
Box 11 Folder F15
Dance and the dancer notes, 1977 September-1978 November.
Box 11 Folder F16
Interpretation of culture, 1979.
Box 11 Folder F17
Aunt Frock stories, 1979.
Box 11 Folder F18
California across the U.S. of A., 1979.
Box 11 Folder F19
Dance sketches and notes, 1982.
Box 11 Folder F20
Japan, 1983.
Box 11 Folder F21
Northern Italy, 1987.
Box 11 Folder F22
Sketch diary, 1988-1992.
Box 11 Folder F23
Cuba, 1999.
Box 11 Folder F24
Maisonette research and notes, 1989-1990.
Box 11 Folder F25
The living blind notes, 1991.
Box 11 Folder F26
Travel notes and sketches, 1992.
Box 11 Folder F27
Sketch book of clothing design, undated.
Box 11 Folder F28

Scope and Contents

Collection contains manuscripts of novels across multiple stages of the writing process, from first drafts to corrected and uncorrected galley proofs.

Early draft, 1980.
Box 12 Folder F1
Draft and envelope addressed to "Amelie", circa 1985.
Box 12 Folder F2
Clean copy draft, undated.
Box 12 Folder F3
Draft 1 includes some cross outs., undated.
Box 12 Folder F4
Part 1 of short story drafts with considerable hand-written revisions., circa 1979.
Box 12 Folder F5

(1 of 2)

Part 2, circa 1979.
Box 12 Folder F6

(2 of 2)

Part 1 of first draft, circa 1991.
Box 12 Folder F7

(1 of 2)

Part 2, circa 1991.
Box 12 Folder F8

(2 of 2)

Clean draft, undated.
Box 12 Folder F9
Part 1 of draft with extensive hand-written revisions., undated.
Box 12 Folder F10

(1 of 2)

Part 2, undated.
Box 12 Folder F11

(2 of 2)

Draft with extensive hand-written revisions, circa 2000-2002.
Box 12 Folder F12
Clean draft, undated.
Box 12 Folder F13
Clean draft, circa 2000-2002.
Box 12 Folder F14
Draft with moderate hand-written revisions., 1989.
Box 13 Folder F15
Draft on quality paper with some hand-written markings., undated.
Box 13 Folder F16
Copy edited version of draft., 1989.
Box 13 Folder F17a
Includes uncorrected page proof ofDancers and the Dance., 1990.
Box 13 Folder F17b
Letters regarding draft, front cover printing, and book jacket., 1989.
Box 13 Folder F18
Clean draft includes notes, undated.
Box 13 Folder F19
Scope and Contents

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Clean draft, undated.
Box 13 Folder F20
Clean draft of a collection of poems, which includes a note to editors., undated.
Box 13 Folder F21
Scope and Contents

Both drafts printed from a floppy disk in Brenner's collection.

First draft, 1998.
Box 13 Folder F22
Second draft, 1998.
Box 13 Folder F23
First draft with extensive hand-written revisions., undated.
Box 13 Folder F24
Clean draft., undated.
Box 13 Folder F25
Clean draft., undated.
Box 13 Folder F26
First draft with extensive hand-written revisions., 1993.
Box 13 Folder F27
Second draft with extensive hand-written revisions., 1993.
Box 13 Folder F28
Draft with moderate hand-written revisions., undated.
Box 13 Folder F29
Draft with moderate hand-written revisions and markings to denote the placement of illustrations., undated.
Box 13 Folder F30
Corrected galley proofs, 2000.
Box 14 Folder F31a
Includes two copies of uncorrected galley proofs., 2000.
Box 14 Folder F31b
Draft with moderate hand-written revisions., circa 2006.
Box 14 Folder F32
First draft with considerable hand-written revisions. Also includes a draft of a poem., 1978.
Box 14 Folder F33
First draft with lightly hand-written revisions, undated.
Box 14 Folder F34
Part 1 second draft with lightly hand-written revisions., 1991.
Box 14 Folder F35

(1 of 2)

Part 2, 1991.
Box 14 Folder F36

(2 of 2)

Draft with considerable hand-written revisions., undated.
Box 14 Folder F37
Draft with lightly hand-written revisions., undated.
Box 14 Folder F38
Draft with extensive hand-written revisions. Also includes the author's summary and notes on the book., undated.
Box 14 Folder F39
Part 1 of clean draft., undated.
Box 14 Folder F40

(1 of 2)

Part 2, undated.
Box 14 Folder F41

(2 of 2)

Part 1 of draft with lightly hand-written revisions., undated.
Box 14 Folder F42

(1 of 2)

Part 2, undated.
Box 14 Folder F43

(2 of 2)

Clean draft, 1990.
Box 14 Folder F44
Part 1 of clean draft., circa 1990.
Box 15 Folder F45

(1 of 2)

Part 2, circa 1990.
Box 15 Folder F46

(2 of 2)

Draft with moderate hand-written revisions., circa 1989.
Box 15 Folder F47
Part 1 of draft with lightly hand-written revisions., circa 1989.
Box 15 Folder F48

(1 of 2)

Part 2, circa 1989.
Box 15 Folder F49

(2 of 2)

Clean draft includes cover art., 1993.
Box 15 Folder F50
Clean draft includes cover art., circa 1993.
Box 15 Folder F51
Two drafts with light revisions., 1993, 1994.
Box 15 Folder F52
Draft with lightly hand-written revisions., 1994.
Box 15 Folder F53
Includes a clean draft and a draft with light revisions., 1994.
Box 15 Folder F54
Draft contains several passages that are cut and pasted into order., 1994.
Box 15 Folder F55
Clean draft., 1995.
Box 15 Folder F56
Contains three drafts. Two drafts have light revisions and one draft has considerable revisions, 1996, 1997-1998.
Box 15 Folder F57
Contains three drafts with light revisions., 1999, 2000, undated.
Box 15 Folder F58
Contains two clean drafts., 2001, 2004.
Box 15 Folder F59
Contains two drafts with light revisions., 2005.
Box 15 Folder F60
Contains one draft of light revisions and one clean draft., 2005.
Box 15 Folder F61
Corrected page proofs., 2006.
Box 16 Folder F62
Clean draft., undated.
Box 16 Folder F63
Correspondence with publishers., 1994-2005.
Box 16 Folder F64
Visual materials relating to the radio play.
Box 16 Folder F65
First draft with extensive hand-written revisions., undated.
Box 16 Folder F66
Second draft, undated.
Box 16 Folder F67
Draft with extensive hand-written revisions., undated.
Box 16 Folder F68
Draft with extensive hand-written revisions., undated.
Box 16 Folder F69
Draft with lightly hand-written revisions., undated.
Box 16 Folder F70
Clean draft contained in spiral binding., undated.
Box 16 Folder F71
Clean draft., undated.
Box 16 Folder F72
Clean draft with letter to Herisson for translation into French., 1997.
Box 17 Folder F73
Notes and clippings., circa 1996.
Box 17 Folder F74
Foul papers and notes., circa 2000-2002.
Box 17 Folder F75
Draft with extensive hand-written revisions., undated.
Box 17 Folder F76
Contains two drafts of page proofs and corrected galleys., 1994, 1995.
Box 17 Folder F77
Contains four drafts, notes, and cover designs., circa 1995.
Box 17 Folder F78
Page proofs., 1996.
Box 17 Folder F79
Draft with considerable hand-written revisions., 1989.
Box 17 Folder F80
Draft with cross outs and typeovers., 1994.
Box 17 Folder F81
Draft with considerable hand-written revisions., 1999.
Box 17 Folder F82
Clean draft in spiral binding., 1999.
Box 17 Folder F83
Draft with considerable hand-written revisions., 2000.
Box 17 Folder F84
Clean draft., undated.
Box 17 Folder F85
Clean draft., undated.
Box 17 Folder F86
Clean draft in spiral binding., undated.
Box 17 Folder F87
Clean draft., undated.
Box 18 Folder F88

(1 of 2)

Clean draft., undated.
Box 18 Folder F89

(2 of 2)

Clean draft of a screenplay., undated.
Box 18 Folder F90
Hand written first draft and notebook., 1976.
Box 18 Folder F91
Contains page proofs and first edition., 1978.
Box 18 Folder F92
Draft with considerable hand-written revisions., Circa 2006.
Box 18 Folder F93
Draft and notes., circa 2000-2002.
Box 18 Folder F94
Part 1 of a clean draft., undated.
Box 18 Folder F95

(1 of 2)

Part 2, undated.
Box 18 Folder F96

(2 of 2)

Clean draft in spiral binding., undated.
Box 18 Folder F97
Clean draft., undated.
Box 18 Folder F98
First draft with extensive hand-written revisions., 1999.
Box 18 Folder F99
Part 1 of a second draft with extensive hand-written revisions., 2000.
Box 18 Folder F100

(1 of 2)

Part 2, 2000.
Box 18 Folder F101

(2 of 2)

Third draft, parts one and two with moderate hand written revisions., 2001.
Box 18 Folder F102
Third draft, parts three and four with moderate hand written revisions., 2001.
Box 18 Folder F103
Third draft, parts five and six with moderate hand written revisions., 2001.
Box 18 Folder F104
Clean draft bound in plastic binder., 2001-2002.
Box 19 Folder F105
Incomplete draft with heavy hand written revisions., undated.
Box 19 Folder F106
Notes and other materials., circa 2003.
Box 19 Folder F107
Scope and Contents

Includes drafts of children's books and students' written and artistic responses to

Ivy .
Over The, circa 2004.
Box 19 Folder F108
Scope and Contents

Spiral bound children's story handwritten on hand crafted pictures made of construction paper.

Jamie, the Barking Girl, 2004.
Box 19 Folder F109
Scope and Contents

Includes a draft and a notebook.

Collection of children's poetry, undated.
Box 19 Folder F110
Scope and Contents

Collection includes

Over and Under , No Plain Feet , The Story of Bumps .
Letters to Friends and Family, undated.
Box 19 Folder F111
Scope and Contents

Clean draft of epistolary collection.

Children's art, circa 2000.
Box 19 Folder F112
Scope and Contents

Student drawings in response to

Ivy .
Student posters, circa 2000.
Box 19 Folder F113 (oversize)
Scope and Contents

Poetry slam thank you poster and large student drawings removed to oversize.

Scope and Contents

Includes both published and unpublished articles, essays, and poems.

Poetry drafts, 1979-2002.
Box 19 Folder F114
Scope and Contents

Drafts of poems include "For Amy," "Shadowland," "K-Cane," "Desesperanza," "No Mean Feet," "Back to Bellagio: Swimming in Northern Italy," and "Salmon, Idaho," and three drafts of a poem written on loose notebook paper. Other materials include Laura Chester's notes on Brenner's

Dialogue of Intention , photocopies of Brenner's Letter to an Unborn Daughter and Chester's The Stone Baby published side by side, and cards containing Buddhist script and verse.
Recorded poetryArundomaterials, 2002-2003.
Box 19 Folder F115
Scope and Contents

Materials include letters and email print-offs related to the recording. A printing of the CD cover is also included.

Recorded poetryBecause the Spirit Movedby Arundo, 2002-2003.
Box 19 Folder F116
Published articles, 1985-1987.
Box 19 Folder F117
Scope and Contents

Articles include: "Dance,"Work Sickness in the Health Factory," which was published in

Processed Word , "Jazz by Lotus Development Corporation," which was published in Computer Land , and "The Case for Computers," which was co-authored by Brenner and Bill Scheffel.
Social and political essays, 1983, circa 1991.
Box 19 Folder F118
Scope and Contents

Essay titles include: "What is a Liberal," "How Do Our Bombs Get to be his Fault?", "A Victorian Afternoon," "The Norman Invasion," "How Did Life Get to be so Cheap?", "The Lesson of Viet-Nam," "Work Sickness at the Health Factory," which was published in the magazine,

Processed Word , and The Personal in American Women's Prose Writing . This folder also includes letters to Loren Berger concerning the publication of these essays in Words-By-Wire .
Essays on technology, undated.
Box 19 Folder F119
Scope and Contents

Essay titles include: "Educational Corner," "Reflex," "Printworks," and "Software Needs for the Legal Profession," co-authored by Brenner and Bill Scheffel.

Other writers' work, undated.
Box 19 Folder F120
Scope and Contents

Includes stories and articles written by Laura Chester, Margaret Edwards, Gloria Fyrm, and Elizabeth Hall

Articles and images on dancing across cultures, 1976-1985.
Box 19 Folder F121
Scope and Contents

Includes sketches of different cultural dances and articles explaining the significance of dance across cultures.

Brenner's dance anthology drafts, 1982-1983.
Box 19 Folder F122
Scope and Contents

Includes drafts, notes, and materials on the subject of dance.

Drafts from contributors, undated.
Box 19 Folder F123
Scope and Contents

Includes drafts and letters from a variety of contributors.

Letters and materials, 1970-1979.
Box 19 Folder F124
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with publishers and editors regarding the publication of

How to be Your Own Dance Teacher . Also includes the anthology's forward and a list of potential contributors.
Dance and poetry workshop materials, 1978.
Box 19 Folder F125a
Scope and Contents

Includes a letter and a teaching binder for children's dance and poetry summer workshop.

Adult Education Opportunities in Berkshire County, 1979-1980.
Box 19 Folder F125b
Scope and Contents

Book includes course offerings for adult education in Berkshire County.

Japan writing lecture, 1982-1983.
Box 19 Folder F126
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence leading up to a writing lecture in Japan that featured Summer Brenner and Gloria Frym. Also includes a list of event participants and two art pieces.

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with various agents on the subject of representing Brenner's novels to publishing houses or placing Brenner's short work in their respective magazines. Letters from editors often pertain to publication and promotion matters.

Correspondence with agents, 1970-1989.
Box 19 Folder F127
Loretta Fidel, 1989-1992.
Box 19 Folder F128
Correspondence with agents, 1990-2005.
Box 19 Folder F129
Correspondence with magazines, 1989-1992.
Box 19 Folder F130
Correspondence with publishers, 1974-1979.
Box 20 Folder F131
Correspondence with publishers, 1980-1989.
Box 20 Folder F132
Letters from publishers, 1991-1994.
Box 20 Folder F133
Correspondence with publishers, 1990-2004.
Box 20 Folder F134
Correspondence regardingIvypublication, 1999-2005.
Box 20 Folder F135
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence concerning readings, local radio and television appearances, and the publication of

Ivy . Also includes the book contract with Creative Arts Book Company, thank you cards from students, and photographs from school visit.
Correspondence regarding publication, 1984-1994.
Box 20 Folder F136
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with the Marketing, Promotion, and Sales Director of the Coffee House Press concerning the publication of

Dancers and the Dance . Materials exchanged through correspondence include photocopies of book advertisements, letters to writers requesting a back cover endorsement, and the author's book contract. Also included are letters from editors of anthologies requesting contributions. Editors and anthologies include Laura Chester's Deep Down, The New Sensual Writing by Women and The Unmade Bed as well as the editors of ZYZZYVA , Contact Quarterly , The Erotic Impulse , and Where the Heart Is .
Scope and Contents

Promotional materials include a chronological listing of readings, flyers announcing readings, broadsides, contracts for readings and performances, brochures, book jackets, correspondence with other writers, such as Gloria Frym and Margaret Edwards, and invitation cards for the book release of

Dancers and the Dance from the Coffee House Press. A Coffee House Press publication catalogue is included as well as several newspaper clippings reviewing Brenner's book. Other materials include the production phases of Ivy , clippings of nonfiction articles "Zero Population," and "The Spring Coat," the promotional ephemera for The Missing Lover , and order forms for Dancers and the Dance .
Materials announcing readings and events, 1974-2005.
Box 20 Folder F137
Coffee House Press promotional materials, 1988-1995.
Box 20 Folder F138
Reviews and promotional materials, 1986-1999.
Box 20 Folder F139
Scope and Contents

Materials cover the production and promotional phases of Ivy, including correspondence with the book's illustrator, Marilyn Bogerd. Bogerd's drafts and sketches of scenes and the book's cover art are included. Other materials regarding

Ivy include promotional ephemera, clippings of reviews, and a type script interview from The San Francisco Chronicle .
Promotional ephemera, undated.
Box 20 Folder F140
Scope and Contents

Includes promotional cards for poetry reading, entitled, "Beat Night at the Parkway Speakeasy."

Best Friends, 1971.
Box 20 Folder F1
Scope and Contents

First issue of poems and drawings by women from Abuquerque.

"For Roy the Biker,"Fervent Valley, 1972.
Box 20 Folder F2
Scope and Contents

Other contributors Bill Pearlman and Stephen Rodefer.

Fervent Valley 2, 1972.
Box 20 Folder F3
Scope and Contents

Other contributors include Andrei Codrescu, Laura Chester, Bill Pearlman, Stephen Rodefer, and Larry Goodell.

Best Friends 3, 1973.
Box 20 Folder F4
Scope and Contents

Third issue of poems and drawings by women from Abuquerque.

Fervent Valley 3, 1973.
Box 20 Folder F5
Scope and Contents

Issue Includes works from Larry Eigner, Bill Pearlman, Stephen Rodefer, and Larry Goodell.

"Dede's Return to New Mexico,"Stooge 7, 1973.
Box 20 Folder F6
Scope and Contents

This literary magazine, edited by Laura Chester and Geoffrey Young, includes the work of Tom Clark, Stephen Rodefer, Laura Chester, and Bill Pearlman.

"Fish Scale Sandwich,"Two Charlies Magazine, 1973.
Box 20 Folder F7
Scope and Contents

This counter-cultural literary magazine, edited by Charlie Walsh and Charlie Vermont, contains the work of Andrei Codrescu, Laura Chester, Geoff Young, Larry Goodell, and Bill Pearlman.

Best Friends 4, 1974.
Box 20 Folder F8
Scope and Contents

Fourth issue of poems and drawings by women from Abuquerque. Issue includes poems from Laura Chester and Gloria Frym.

Madness Network News Reader, 1974.
Box 20 Folder F9
Scope and Contents

This reader contains articles, graphics, poetry, and letters that explore the psychiatric system in the United States.

"Blissed Raga,"Stooge 11, 1974.
Box 20 Folder F10
Scope and Contents

This literary magazine, edited by Laura Chester and Geoffrey Young, includes the work of Tom Clark, Stephen Rodefer, Laura Chester, and Bill Pearlman.

"That is after All,"Stooge 13, 1975.
Box 20 Folder F11
Scope and Contents

This literary magazine, edited by Laura Chester and Geoffrey Young, includes the work of Tom Clark, Stephen Rodefer, Gloria Frym, Laura Chester, and Bill Pearlman.

"The Cedars,"Beatitude, 1976.
Box 20 Folder F12
Scope and Contents

Magazine collection of poems published in San Francisco.

"Twelve Poems,"Big Sky, No. 10, 1976.
Box 20 Folder F13
Scope and Contents

Literary magazine also contains Bob Perelman's "God."

"Sweat Shop," "Sun Roasted," and "Cement."The Sole Proprietor, No. 1, 1976.
Box 20 Folder F14
Scope and Contents

This literary magazine publishes the work of contemporary poets.

"Inches and Lives,"Foothill Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1977.
Box 20 Folder F15
Scope and Contents

This literary magazine was published by Foothill Community College.

"Random Perfection,"Seriatim: Ecotopia, No. 7, 1978.
Box 20 Folder F16
Scope and Contents

Magazine contains articles concerning social and political current events.

"The Converted Dancer."More Room, 1979.
Box 20 Folder F17
Scope and Contents

The issue of this literary journal is dedicated to women's prose writing.

Outpost Vol. 1, No. 5, 1979.
Box 21 Folder F18
Scope and Contents

Newspaper published annually in Pittsfield, MA, with a circulation of 5, 000. Contents include artistic sketches and writing.

"The Ballet Dancer,"Dance and Scope, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1981.
Box 21 Folder F19
Scope and Contents

Includes to copies of this dance education journal published by American Dance Guild Inc. Journal includes Brenner's fiction piece, "The Ballet Dancer."

"An Accurate Tragedy,"Snap, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1982.
Box 21 Folder F20
Scope and Contents

This literary magazine publishes the work of contemporary poets.

"The Case for Computers, "Computerland, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1985.
Box 21 Folder F21
Scope and Contents

A magazine concerning technological and social issue.

"From Berkshire Elegy,"ZYZZYVA, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1985.
Box 21 Folder F22
Scope and Contents

The premiere issue of this west coast literary and artistic quarterly, published by Howard Junker, included contributions from Barry Gifford, Stephen Rodefer, and Tom Clark.

"Spring Coat,"The Berkeley Monthly, Vol. 26, No. 5, 1986.
Box 21 Folder F23
Scope and Contents

Periodical described as "a journal of modern times in the Bay Area."

"The Festival of Instinct,"Southpaw, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1986.
Box 21 Folder F24
Scope and Contents

Issue also includes work contributed by Laura Chester.

"Work Sickness at the Health Factory,"Processed Word, 1987.
Box 21 Folder F25
Scope and Contents

Includes the magazine cover and photocopies of Brenner's article.

The Soft Roomexcerpts,Yellow Silk: Journal of Erotic Arts, No. 24, 1987.
Box 21 Folder F26
Scope and Contents

This "Journal of Erotic Arts," includes prose, poetry, and art.

Yellow Silk: Journal of Erotic Arts, No. 26, 1988.
Box 21 Folder F27
Scope and Contents

This "Journal of Erotic Arts," includes prose, poetry, and art.

"Which is about her Daughters, my Dear Friends,"Notus, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1989.
Box 21 Folder F28
Scope and Contents

This literary journal was edited by Pat Smith.

Carbuncle 3, 1991.
Box 21 Folder F29
Scope and Contents

A journal of poetry and fiction published by Thumbscrew Press.

"The Flamenco Dancer,"Contact Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 1, 1992.
Box 21 Folder F30
Scope and Contents

Magazine is described as "Dancing with different populations."

"Same Old, Same Old,"Processed Word, 1992.
Box 21 Folder F31
Scope and Contents

Magazine contains articles concerning social and political current events.

"Who is Man's Best Friend?"The Stud Duck, Vol. 1, No. 2, 1993.
Box 21 Folder F32
Scope and Contents

This little magazine printed only 50 copies and includes 6 annual installments.

Carbuncle 4, 1994.
Box 21 Folder F33
Scope and Contents

A journal of poetry and fiction published by Thumbscrew Press.

"Herr Director,"Exquisite Corspe, No. 55, 1995.
Box 21 Folder F34
Scope and Contents

Includes two copies of this literary and counter-culture magazine.

"Spy Hunt,"Pangolin, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1995.
Box 21 Folder F35
Scope and Contents

A magazine of literary fiction published by Turtle Press.

"Aunt Bea,"Pangolin, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1995.
Box 21 Folder F36
Scope and Contents

Includes two copies of a magazine of literary fiction published by Turtle Press.

Caprice, 1996.
Box 21 Folder F37
Scope and Contents

Summer Brenner's photograph appears on the cover of this independently published collection of poetry and prose.

"Family Values Rag,"Exquisite Corspe, No. 59, 1996.
Box 21 Folder F38
Scope and Contents

Includes four copies of this magazine. Other contributors include Barry Gifford and Gloria Frym.

"The Loneliest Highway,"Pangolin, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1996.
Box 21 Folder F39
Scope and Contents

Includes two copies of a magazine of literary fiction published by Turtle Press. Also includes a letter to Brenner from editor, Les Smith.

Caprice, 1997.
Box 21 Folder F40
Scope and Contents

Summer Brenner's photograph appears on the cover of this independently published collection of poetry and prose.

"Notes from Daily Life,"Exquisite Corspe, No. 61, 1997.
Box 21 Folder F41
Scope and Contents

Includes four copies of this magazine.

"Sketches from Daily Life,"New Blind Date, No. 2, 1997.
Box 21 Folder F42
Scope and Contents

This collection of prose and poetry, compiled and distributed by Owen Hill, also includes contributions from Tom Clarke and Andrei Codrescu.

"A Symposium on Peony Pavilion,"The Three Penny Review 78, 1999.
Box 21 Folder F43
Scope and Contents

A Berkeley culture and arts periodical.

The Lonely Cloud, 2002-2003.
Box 21 Folder F44
Scope and Contents

This poetry collection includes the work of attendants from the substance abuse treatment program, Ujima Women in Recovery. In conjunction with the program, Brenner offered workshops for the women and provided the introduction to this book.

N.O.L.A. Spleen 1, 2004.
Box 21 Folder F45
Scope and Contents

This chapbook is compiled by Utahna Faith and published by Wild Berries Press.

"Sweet Intention,"N.O.L.A. Spleen 2, 2004.
Box 21 Folder F46
Scope and Contents

This chapbook is compiled by Utahna Faith and published by Wild Berries Press.

N.O.L.A. Spleen 3-5, 2004.
Box 21 Folder F47
Scope and Contents

This chapbook is compiled by Utahna Faith and published by Wild Berries Press.

Voices: Gompers High School, 2004.
Box 21 Folder F48
Scope and Contents

This student journal of art and writing was overseen by Summer Brenner.

"View from Brighton Beach,"Yawp: Numero Uno, 2004.
Box 21 Folder F49
Scope and Contents

This literary journal was edited by Dave Brinks and published in New Orleans Other contributors include Andrei Codrescu.

Voices: Gompers High School, 2005.
Box 21 Folder F50
Scope and Contents

This student journal of art and writing was overseen by Summer Brenner.

Yawp: Dosido, 2005.
Box 21 Folder F51
Scope and Contents

This literary journal was edited by Dave Brinks and published in New Orleans Other contributors include Andrei Codrescu.

"Poetry,"Processed Word, 2004-2005.
Box 21 Folder F52
Scope and Contents

Magazine contains articles concerning social and political current events.

Misc. oversize materials, undated.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

Includes posters of poems, oversize letters, birthday cards, a get well card from Aline and Robert Crumb, artistic drawings, and newspaper clippings.

Misc. oversize materials, 1986, 1986-1999.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Includes reviews and promotional materials, human rights and activist materials, and

The Berkeley Monthly .
Magazines oversize, 1995, 1996, 1997.
Box 24
Scope and Contents

Includes three issues of

The Exquisite Corpse .
Magazines oversize, 1999, 2004.
Box 25
Scope and Contents

Includes

Yawp , Outpost , and The Three Penny Review .
Misc. oversize materials, undated.
Box 26
Scope and Contents

Includes letters, a poster printed with Laura Chester's poem, student drawings in response to

Ivy , and a promotional poster.
Misc. oversize materials, undated.
Box 27
Scope and Contents

Includes both desk and wall calendars, promotional posters, and student drawings in responses to

Ivy .

Scope and Contents

Includes material related to Brenner's work with Amnesty International, human rights interests, and other social causes. Bulk of material includes letters to foreign dignitaries requesting the pardon of political figures. Also included are correspondence with Kay Boyle and Brenner's poetry readings and other Amnesty International events, which served to raise awareness and support.

Human rights and activist materials, 1980-1989.
Box 22 Folder F1
Human rights and activist materials, 1990-2006.
Box 22 Folder F2
Stanley Tookie Williams campaign and committee materials, 2005-2006.
Box 22 Folder F3
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, events, and clippings regarding the impending death sentence of founding Crips gang leader, Stanley Williams.

Miscellaneous clippings, 1975, 1993-1994.
Box 22 Folder F4
Scope and Contents

Clippings concern Summer Brenner or current events.

Print, Suggest