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Contact Infomation:

Special Collections

MSU Libraries

366 W. Circle Drive

East Lansing, MI 48824

517.884.6471

E-mail:spc@mail.lib.msu.edu

URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:

2005

Date Processed:

March 2008

Acquisitions Information:

Donated by Dan Gerber.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, the Dan Gerber Papers, MSS 307, Special Collections, Main Library, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the access of this collection.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

56 boxes, 1969-2007. This archive contains holographic copies, typescript drafts and published works written by Dan Gerber. Included are his original, articles, books, essays, galley proofs, personal journals, notebooks, novels, poems and stories. Personal and professional correspondence is included as is Gerber's collections of works by other writers and artists. Research and Personal memorabilia are also included as a small portion of this archive

Historical Background:

Dan Gerber was born August 12, 1940 and grew up in Fremont, Michigan. He earned a B.A. in English from MSU in 1962 and for a short stint became a professional racing driver. He is a poet, novelist, and essayist whose work includes The Revenant (1971), American Atlas (1973), Grass Fires (1987), A Voice From the River (1990), A Last Bridge Home (1992), and Trying To Catch the Horses (1999). His articles, poems, and stories have appeared in The Nation, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, and The Georgia Review. From 1968 through 1972, along with writer Jim Harrison, he co-edited the literary magazine Sumac. Gerber has traveled extensively as a journalist. He has been writer-in-residence at Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University and has lectured, read, and taught at numerous colleges, universities, libraries, schools, and museums throughout the United States and England. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, won the 1992 Michigan Author Award, and has had work selected for The Best American Poetry 1999.

Processing Note:

The Dan Gerber papers were processed by Molly Dean - January-April of 2008.

Arrangement:


The Dan Gerber papers are arranged into five series:
  • Series 1: Published and written works by Dan Gerber include holographic copies and typescripts of his numerous articles, books, essays, galley proofs, personal journals, notebooks, novels, poems and stories.
  • Series 2: Correspondence includes personal, correspondence related to his readings around the country, publisher correspondence and email/fax correspondence.
  • Series 3: Works by Others: including poems, articles, cards, prints and other memorabilia collected by Gerber
  • Series 4: Personal Files contain Gerber family history, awards, interviews, publicity and promotion of his readings and works and other miscellaneous memorabilia.
  • Series 5: Research Works include books, magazine articles, photographs, maps, and reference materials Gerber used in writing his books and articles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Series 1

Published and written works by Dan Gerber include holographic copies and typescripts of his numerous articles, books, essays, galley proofs, personal journals, notebooks, novels, poems and stories.
Box File
Folder/Description
1 1 Argosy: v.379, no.6 1974 Book Review: "Out of Control", pg.16
  2 Art Source: Fall/Winter, 1999: "Snow on the Backs of Animals" and "Evening in Bangkok"
  3 Beneath a Single Moon: Buddhism in contemporary American poetry, 1991: "Two Clouds".
  4 Boats: an Anthology, 1990: "Seas of Sweet Water"
  5 Book Review - American Way: Oct. 15, 1990; pg.106 "A Voice from the River"
  6 Book Review - Argosy Adventures, v.279, no.6, June, 1974 "Out of Control"
  7 The Bloomsbury Review, Nov/Dec, 1990 "A Voice From the River"; pg.32.
  8 Borders Book Shop Holiday Catalog, Winter, 1990 "A Voice From the River"
  9 Calibano 2: 1987 "The Rain Beats Down" & "The Last Bridge Home"
  10 Corona 2: 1981 "Three Poems"; pg. 20.
  11 Detroit Monthly, v.13, no.12, 1990 "On Not Being a Tourist in Key West"; pg. 74-75.
  12 Elkhorn Review: Spring, 1985 "In Praise of Darkness" & "This October in Fremont, MI"
  13 The Face of Poetry: 101 Poets in Two Significant Decades-the 60s & the 70s: "A Fine Excess"; pg. 86-88.
  14 Family Business v.1, no.9, October, 1990 "The Reluctant Successor" by Howard Muson.
  15 Fireweed: number two "Another Crisis"; pg.31
  16 The Georgia Review: Winter, 1982 - Poetry "In the Winter Dark"; pg. 754
  17 The Georgia Review: Fall, 1986 - Poetry "In the Winter Dark"; pg. 673
  18 Gray's Sporting Journal: Big Game, v.2, no.5, 1977 "The Heart is One"; pg. 6-13
  19 Gray's Sporting Journal:Expiditions & Outings, v.3, no.1, January, 1978 "Thanksgiving on the Fourth of July"; pg.42-48.
  20 Gray's Sporting Journal:Trophy Fishing, v.3, no.2, March, 1978 "A Fine Excuse";pg.86-88.
  21 Gray's Sporting Journal: Big Game, v.3, no.6, 1978 "Distand Thunder"; pg. 18-24.
  22 Gray's Sporting Journal: v.6, no.2, Spring 1981 "Fear and Loathing at Elephant Dung Beach"; pg. 84-96.
  23 Happiness Holding Tank, no.1, 1970 "Pictures From Another Life" & "Getting to Zero".
  24 Heartland II: Poets of the Midwest - edited by Lucien Stryk - Northern Illinois. University Press, 1975; pg.82-84 "Homecoming", "The Line" & "Tragedy of Action".
  25 Hearse 15, 1971 "The Girl Who Hums to Me".
  26 Hearse 17, 1972 "After a Statement by W.C.W.".
  27 Ho To dharma lamp: Winter, 1976 "Tathagata".
  28 Inscape: v.1, no.4/New Series, 1971 "Going to Sea"; pg.10.
  29 Interstate 3: no.3 - Winter, 1974 "Self Portrait"; pg. 4-7.
  30 Michigan Quarterly Review: v.xi, no.3, Summer, 1972: The University of Michigan; pg.217 Book Blurb: "The Revenant" by Dan Gerber, Sumac Press, 1971; pg.85.
  31 Michigan Signatures: An anthology of current Michigan Poetry, 1969 "Two Clouds", "Poem for My Twenty-Eighth Year" & "July, My Sweet"; pg. 65-67.
  32 Michigan Sports Gazette v.1, no.II "Romancing the Wall"; pg. 20-22.
  33 Michigan Sports Gazette v.1, no. VII "The Best Kind"; pg. 33.
  34 Mikrokosmos no.14/1969 "The Bat"; pg.16.
  35 The Nation: March 16, 1970 - Poem - "Prelude to Summer".
  36 New Letters, Spring, 1987 "New People"; pg. 35-43.
  37 The New York Times Book Review: Sept. 16, 1973: Fiction "American Atlas".
  38 The New York Times Book Review: Oct. 21, 1973: Blurb: "American Atlas".
  39 The New York Times Book Review: April 21, 1974: Blurb: "Out of Control".
2 1 The New Yorker, October 10, 1970 - Poem "Yellow"; pg.171.
  2 1992 Library Affiliates Report: Michigan State University: The Michigan Writers Symposium, Dan Gerber ; pg.9.
  3 Northcoast View: monthly magazine v.5, no.4, April, 1986 "Conversation" A short story by Dan Gerber; pg.16-22.
  4 Outside: May, 1978, "Sailfishing Off Key West"; pg.52-54.
  5 Outsiee: v. iv, no.3, June/July, 1979 "Sailing Without a Net"; pg. 30-36.
  6 Outsiee: v. v, no.6, Dec. 1980/Jan. 1981, "Revelation at Riverside"; pg. 43-44.
  7 Outsiee: v. vi, no.3, June/July 1981 "Windsurfing: Lessons in Humility"; pg. 47-50.
  8 Outsiee: v. vi, no.7, Dec. 1981/Jan. 1982 "Bareboat Command"; pg.63-64.
  9 Paideuma: v.10, no.1, 1981 Special Issue: George Oppen "Of Fathers"; pg. 149-151.
  10 Partisan Review: v. xxxix-no.3, 1972 "Self-Portrait"; pg. 78-79.
  11 Passages North: v.2, no.1, 1980 "Home for Christmas"; pg. 7.
  12 Passages North: v.5, no.2, 1984 "The View From the Pasture"; pg. 11.
  13 Passages North: v.6 no.1, 1984-85 "Adumbratio" & "February"; pg. 15.
  14 Passages North: v.6, no.2, 1985 "Home (story); pg. 12-13.
  15 Passages North: Anthology, 1990 "Sail Baby Sail"; pg. 215.
  16 Passages North: v.12, no.1, 1991 "Sea Breeze" & "Turning Fifty"; pg. 30.
  17 Pequod: a journal of Contemporary Literature and Literary Criticism: 19/20 "Evening in Bangkok; pg. 135.
  18 Playboy: v.23, no.6 June, 1976 "World's Fastest Carnival Ride"; pg. 106-108, 176-186.
  19 Playboy: v.26, no.4, April, 1979 "Aesthetic Truckin"; pg. 127, 256.
  20 Poetry Now: v.I, no.2, 1974: Book Review - "Departure", Prentice Hall, 1973.
  21 Poetry Now: v.I, no.3, 1974 "Spring Sorn" & "Homecoming"; pg. 3.
  22 Poetry Now: v.II, no.2, 1975 "The Line" & "The tragedy of Action".
  23 Poetry Now: v.II, no.6, 1975 "In the Mountains"; pg. 32.
  24 Poetry Now: v.V, no.4, 1980 "Nights of Love", "Adagios" & "Below Emigrant"; pg. 16.
  25 Poetry Now: v.? - "The Chinese Poems: letters a a distand friend"; pg. 23.
  26 Prentice Hall Trade Catalog: Fall-Winter, 1973 "American Atlas"; pg. 6.
  27 Puerto Del Sol: v.21, no.1, 1985 "Sitting All Night" & "The Poor Farm"; pg. 84-86.
  28 Red Cedar Review: v. xi, issue 2, May, 1977: Three Poems "Butterfly", "Canticle", & "December"; pg. 37, 39-40.
  29 Seizure Magazine: v.1, no.1, 1972 "For Paul Blackburn"; pg. 44.
  30 Seizure Magazine: v.2, no.1, 1973 "Nocturnes"; pg. 46.
  31 Sports Illustrated: v.28, no.25, 1973 "Dead Men Write No Poems"; pg. 42-47.
  32 Sports Illustrated: v.29, no.25, 1973 "Fastest Foot in the West"; pg. 40-57.
  33 Sports Illustrated: v.40, no.10, 1974 "Out of Control"; pg. 66-76.
  34 Sports Illustrated: v.42, no.25, 1975 "Art Talk"; pg. 8.
  35 Sports Illustrated: v.43, no.4, 1975 "Heigh-ho for the Mac"; pg. 24-37.
  36 The Shore Review, 1972 "August Moon"; pg. 10.
  37 The Small Towner, v.1, no.1, Summer, 1983 "Aesthetic Truckin"; pg.44-45.
  38 The Small Towner, v.2, no.2, Fall 1984 "Sharon" (short story); pg. 38-41.
  39 Sumac: v.1, no.1, 1968 "Three Poems"; pg. 89-94.
  40 Sumac: v.2, no.2, 1969 - Review by John Thompson - "The Talking Girl"; pg. 95-97.
  41 Sumac: v.1, no.3, 1969 "Four From Unicorn"; pg. 99-101.
  42 Sumac: v.2, no.1, 1969 - Review by Gary Zinder - "The Intermediary"; pg. 147-152.
  43 Sumac: v.2, no. IV,1970 "A note"; pg. 136 & photos; pgs. 14-15, 27, & 107.
  44 Sumac: v.2 no. II & III, 1970: Photos; pg. 14-15, 221.
  45 Sumac: v.3, no. II, 1971 "On Great Shunner Fell"; pg. 38 & Photos; pg. 53, 95, 117.
  46 Sumac: v.3, no. III, 1971 "Photos: pgs. 23, 60, 64, 136, 161, & 169.
  47 Sumac: v.4, no.1, 1971 "Departure"; pg. 40 & Photos; pg. 98, 148.
  48 Tattered Cover: Spring, 1992: Literary Event "Big Sky Writers"; pg. 3.
  49 Traverse: the magazine, v.10, no.2, 1990 "Summer Fiction: Remembering Boy"; pg. 60-69.
  50 The Windflower Home Almanac of Poetry, 1980 "Two Clouds"; pg. 111.
  51 Windsport: April-May, 1981 "Tortugas Express"; pg. 30-34.
  52 Windsport: June-July, 1981 "Sailing Without a Net"; pg. 33-36.
  53 Windsport: v.1, no.3, 1981 "Lessons in Humility"; pg. 31-33.
  54 Windsport: v.1, no.4, 1981 "Gerber Photo Essay".
  55 Wisconsin Review: 25th anniversary issue: v.25, no.2/3, 1999 "Three Late Winter Poems" & "This Harmony"; pg. 38-40.
  56 X: a journal of the arts: no.3, 1978 "Heartland", "Nightwatch" & "Long Light".
3 1 Article - Galley - Sports Illustrated - "Out of Control"
  2 Article - Manuscript - Arctic Explorer
  3 Article - Manuscript - PlayBoy "Indy 500" - 1975
  4 Article - Manuscript - SWAT
  5 Article - Newsprint - Grand Rapids Press - "Indy Thrills and Spills", 1978
  6 Article - Newsprint - Newaygo County Sun - Playboy article on SWAT
  7 Article - Reprint - Evening News - 1993
  8 Article - Reprint - Playboy - "Indy, the World's Fastest Carnival Ride", 1976
  9 Article - Typescript - "Aesthetic Truckin"
  10 Article - Typescript - "Adventure in the Age of Austerity"
  11 Article - Typescript - "African Journal"
  12 Article - Typescript - Outside - "Bareboat Charter & Crusing School"
  13 Article - Typescript - Sports Illustrated - "Chicago-Mackinac Race, July 1974"
  14 Article - Typescript - "Distant Thunder"
  15 Article - Typescript - Outside - "Dry Tortugas" piece
  16 Article - Typescript - Flats Anthology - "The Fascination of What's Difficult"
  17 Article - Typescript - "Fastest Foot in the West"
  18 Article - Typescript - "Fear & Loathing at Elephant Dung Beach"
  19 Article - Typescript - "A Fine Excuse"
  20 Article - Typescript - "Florida's Cast Masters"
  21 Article - Typescript - Gray's Sporting Journal - "Four Days in November"
  22 Article - Typescript - "From Where the Blood Flows" (Bogo)
  23 Article - Typescript - Werner Media - "The Havana Wind"
  24 Article - Typescript - Gray's Sporting Journal - "The Heart is One"
  25 Article - Typescript - Men's Journal - "Idlers on the Stream"
  26 Article - Typescript - Playboy - "Indy 500"
  27 Article - Typescript - J.D. Steward piece
  28 Article - Typescript - Autoweek - "June Sprints"
  29 Article - Typescript - Sports Illustrated - Land Speed article
  30 Article - Typescript - "Lessons in Humility"
  31 Article - Typescript - "The Marlin Misunderstanding"
  32 Article - Typescript - "Marrakech Express"
  33 Article - Typescript - "My Lesson Was That Dead Men Write No Poetry"
  34 Article - Typescript - Automobile Magazine - 1993 Range Rover in Marrakech
4 1 Article - Typescript - "Off-Shore Sailing School"
  2 Article - Typescript - "On Not Being a Tourist in Key West"
  3 Article - Typescript - Outside - "On Risk"
  4 Article - Typescript - Paideuma - Oppen piece
  5 Article - Typescript - Playboy - "Psyching Up"
  6 Article - Typescript - "Sailing Without a Net" or "Hobie Cat" piece
  7 Article - Typescript - Boats - "Seas of Sweet Water"
  8 Article - Typescript - "The Shefiff of Catoosa County"
  9 Article - Typescript - Playboy - "Sky Crazies"
  10 Article - Typescript - "Sportsman as Spectator"
  11 Article - Typescript - Sports Illustrated - Speed Record piece
  12 Article - Typescript - Sports Illustrated - Survivor piece
  13 Article - Typescript - "SWAT" (2 copies)
  14 Article - Typescript - "Thanksgiving on the Fourth of July"
  15 Article - Typescript - Men's Journal - "The University of the Florida Keys"
  16 Article - Typescript - "V.I.P. Toy Store piece
  17 Article - Typescript - "Walking in Tierra del Fuego"
  18 Article - Typescript - Outside - "The Way It Feels"
  19 Article - Typescript - Outside - "Windsurfing"
  20 Book - Excerpt - "Bloody Buna"
  21 Book - Forward - "Second Life"
  22 Book - Galley - "Departure"
  23 Book - Galley - "Second Life"
  24 Book - Galley - "Trying to Catch the Horses"
  25 Book - Print - "The Revenant"
  26 Book - Softbound - "Grass Fires"
  27 Book - Typescript - "Grass Fires" 1
  28 Book - Typescript - "Grass Fires" 2
  29 Book - Typescript - "Grass Fires" 3
5 1 Book - Typescript - "Indy: the World's Fastest Carnival Ride"
  2 Book - Typescript (unarranged) - "A Second Life" c.1
  3 Book - Typescript (unarranged) - "A Second Life" c.2
  4 Book - Typescript (draft) - "A Second Life"
  5 Book - Typescript (edited) - "A Second Life"
  6 Book - Typescript (master copy) - "A Second Life"
  7 Book - Typescript - "Trying to Catch the Horses"
  8 Essay - Manuscript - "The Land of Ur"
  9 Galley Proof - Typescript - "A Last Bridge Home"
  10 Galley Proof - Typescript - "Snow on the Backs of Animals"
6 1 Journal - 1969-1970
  2 Journal - 6/9/1971 - 9/9/1971
  3 Journal - 9/9/1971 - 1/7/1972
  4 Journal - 2/9/1972 - 9/1/1972
  5 Journal - Mixed poetry/story - 9/11/1972 - 5/31/1973
  6 Journal - 6/1/1973 - 6/2/1974
  7 Journal - 6/20/1973 - 11/5/1973
  8 Journal - 11/10/1973 - 12/21/1973
  9 Journal - 12/27/1973 - 6/14/1974
  10 Journal - 6/5/1974 - 10/2/1974
  11 Journal - 10/7/1974 - 1/7/1975
  12 Journal - 10/5/1974 - 7/5/1975
  13 Journal - 1/10/1975 - 3/4/1975
  14 Journal - 7/17/78 - 9/30/1980
  15 Journal - 10/28/1981 - 7/7/1982
  16 Journal - 2/17/1982 - 3/8/1982
  17 Journal Entries - 1982
  18 Journal - Poetry
7 1 Notebook - Leather - Miscellaneous writings
  2 Notebook - Sports Illustrated
  3 Notebook - Story possibility
  4 Notebook - Story - 1/2/1980 - 1/9/1980
  5 Notebook - Miscellaneous entries - 3/1975
  6 Notebook - Miscellaneous entries - 1976?
  7 Notebook - Miscellaneous entries - 1975-1976
  8 Notebook - Miscellaneous entries - June-August, 1996
  8 Notebook - Miscellaneous entries - Feb-August, 2000
  9 Notebook - Undated - 1
  10 Notebook - Undated - 2
  11 Notebook - Undated - 3
  12 Notebook - Undated - 4
  13 Notebook - Undated - 5
  14 Notebook - Undated - 6
  15 Notebook - Undated - 7
  16 Notebook - Undated - 8
  17 Notes - Manuscripts - Scraps
  18 Notes - Miscellaneous
  19 Notes - Novel - "Last Day in the Field"
7a Notebooks -- Miscellaneous entries 1999 - 2010
8 1 Novel - Manuscript - "Last Day in the Field"
  2 Novel - Manuscript - Notes
  3 Novel - Manuscript - Untitled - 1/7/72-3/3/72
  4 Novel - Manuscript - Untitled - 11/24/82
  5 Novel/Story - Manuscript - Untitled
  6 Novel - Typescript - "American Atlas" 1
  7 Novel - Typescript - "American Atlas" 2
  8 Novel - Typescript - "American Atlas" 3
  9 Novel - Typescript - "American Atlas" 4
  10 Novel - Typescript - "American Atlas" 5
9 1 Novel - Typescript - "American Atlas" 6
  2 Novel - Typescript - "American Atlas" (softbound) 7
  3 Novel - Typescript (with notes) - "Dark River"
  4 Novel - Typescript - Chapter drafts - "Dark River"
  5 Novel - Typescript (first draft) - "Last Day in the Field"
  6 Novel - Typescript - Excerpts - "Last Day in the Field"
  7 Novel - Typescript (with notes) - "Last Day in the Field"
  8 Novel - Typescript (with notes) - "Out of Control" pt.1
  9 Novel - Typescript (with notes) - "Out of Control" pt.2
  10 Novel - Typescript (with notes) - "Out of Control" pt.3
  11 Novel - Typescript (with notes) - "Out of Control" pt.4
10 1 Novel - Typescript (draft) - "Out of Control" c.1
  2 Novel - Typescript (draft) - "Out of Control" c.2
  3 Novel - Typescript (final) - "Out of Control"
  4 Novel - Typescript (softbound) - "Out of Control"
  5 Novel - Typescript - "Paul"
  6 Novel - Typescript - "Silo Country"
  7 Novel - Typescript (bound) - "Silo Country"
11 1 Novel - Typescript (with notes)- Chapters 1-9 - Untitled
  2 Novel - Typescript (with notes) - Chapters 10-16 - Untitled
  3 Novel - Typescript (with notes) - Chapters 17-18 - Untitled
  4 Novel - Typescript (with notes)- Chapters 20, 22-24 - Untitled
  5 Novel - Typescript (with notes)- Chapters 30-31 - Untitled
  6 Novel - Typescript (with notes)- Chapters 32-33 - Untitled
  7 Novel - Typescript (softbound) - Untitled c.1
  8 Novel - Typescript (softbound) - Untitled c.2
  9 Novel - Typescript (softbound with edits) - Untitled c.3
  10 Novel - Typescript (notes and insertions) - Untitled c.1
  11 Novel - Typescript (notes) - Untitled c.2
  12 Novel - Typescript - Untitled>
12 1 Novel - Typescript - Untitled
  2 Novel - Typescript (notes) - Untitled 1
  3 Novel - Typescript - Untitled 2
  4 Novel - Typescript - Untitled 3
  5 Novel - Typescript - Untitled 4
  6 Novel - Typescript - Untitled 5
  7 Novel - Typescript (notes/scraps)- Untitled 6
  8 Novel - Typescript - Chapter drafts - Untitled
  9 Novel - Typescript - Insert chapters - Untitled
13 1 Novel - Typescript - "The Voice of the River" c.1
  2 Novel - Typescript (notes & insertions) - "The Voice of the River c.2
  3 Novel - Typescript (notes & insertions) - "The Voice of the River c.3
  4 Short Story - Manuscript - "Indy"
  5 Short Story - Manuscript - Miscellaneous, 1976-1977
  6 Short Story - Manuscript - Notes
  7 Short Story - Manuscript - "Osprey"
  8 Short Story - Manuscript - Untitled
  9 Short Story - Manuscript - Untitled
14 1 Short Stories - Typescripts
  2 Short Story - Typescript - "The Best Kind"
  3 Short Story - Typescript - "The Cat Who Told Lies"
  4 Short Story - Typescript - "A Few Thoughts on Adam's Curse"
  5 Short Story - Typescript - "Incident at Three Mile Road"
  6 Short Story - Typescript (some correspondence) - "Indy, the World's Fastest Carnival Ride"
  7 Short Story - Typescript (excerpt) - "Last Day in the Field"
  8 Short Story - Typescript - "Last Words"
  9 Short Story - Typescript - "Lottie"
  10 Short Story - Typescripts (notes) - New Guinea story
  11 Short Story - Typescripts - "Notebook of an Arctic Explorer"
  12 Short Story - Typescripts - "One Morning in May"
  13 Short Story - Typescript (remnants) - "Red Creech"
  14 Short Story - Typescript (notes) - "Rest Stop"
  15 Short Story - Typescript - "A Second Life"
  16 Short Story - Typescript (with photographs) - "A Second Life"
  17 Short Story - Typescript - "The Summer of 55" and "Austin Healey"
  18 Short Story - Typescript - "The Third Week in July"
  19 Short Story - Typescript (notes & tape) - Untitled c.1
  20 Short Story - Typescript - Untitled c.2
  21 Short Story - Typescript - Untitled c.3
  22 Short Story - Typescript - Untitled c.4
  23 Short Story - Typescript - Untitled c.5
  24 Short Story - Typescript - Untitled c.6
  25 Short Story - Typescript - Untitled c.7
  26 Short Story - Typescript - "Walking in the Tierra del Fuego" c.1
  27 Short Story - Typescript - "Walking in the Tierra del Fuego" c.2
  28 Story - Manuscript (notes) - "The Coq.?"
  29 Story - Play/Typescript - Overview/Draft - with Bob Dattila & Jim Harrison
15 1 Poems - Manuscript - December, 1978 - March, 1979
  2 Poems - Manuscript - August 9, 1978 - December 13, 1978
  3 Poems - Manuscript - Miscellaneous
  4 Poems/Stories - Manuscript - March, 1979 - August, 1979
  5 Poems/Story - Manuscript - December 19, 1977 - June 15, 1978
  6 Poem Draft - Typescript - "Tuesday in Key West"
  7 Poem Drafts - Typescripts - through a "Primer on Parallel Lives"
7aPoem Drafts -- Typescripts - through a "Primer on Parallel Lives"
7bPost "Primer on Parallel Lives"
  8 Poem Drafts - Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 1
  9 Poem Drafts - Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 2
  10 Poem Drafts - Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 3
  11 Poem Drafts - Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 4
16 1 Poem Drafts - Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 5
  2 Poem Drafts - Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 6
  3 Poem Drafts - Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 7
  4 Poem Drafts - Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 8
  5 Poem Drafts - Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 9
  6 Poem Drafts - Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 10
  7 Poem Drafts - Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 11
  8 Poem Drafts - Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 12
  9 Poem Drafts - Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 13
9a  Poem Drafts- Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 14
9b  Poem Drafts- Typescripts (notes) - Unordered 145
  10 Poem Drafts - Typescripts - Untitled
10a"Voyager" drafts
  11 Poems - Typescripts - Alpha-ordered
  12 Poems - Typescripts - Miscellaneous 1
  13 Poems - Typescripts - Miscellaneous 2
  14 Poems - Typescripts - Miscellaneous 3
  15 Poems - Typescripts - Miscellaneous 4
17  1 Poems - Typescripts - Miscellaneous 5
  2 Poems - Typescripts - Miscellaneous 6
  3 Poems - Typescripts - Miscellaneous 7
  4 Poems - Typescripts - Miscellaneous 8
  5 Poems - Typescripts - Published - Alpha-ordered
  6 Poems - Typescripts - Stanzas in pieces
  7 Poems - Typescripts - Submissions to Simon & Schuster
  8 Poems - Typescripts - Alpha-ordered - As
  9 Poems - Typescripts - Alpha-ordered - Bs
  10 Poems - Typescripts - Alpha-ordered - Cs
  11 Poems - Typescripts - Alpha-ordered - Ds
  12 Poems - Typescripts - Alpha-ordered - E-F
  13 Poems - Typescripts - Alpha-ordered - G-H
  14 Poems - Typescripts - Alpha-ordered - I-M
  15 Poems - Typescripts - Alpha-ordered - N-P
  16 Poems - Typescripts - Alpha-ordered - R-S
  17 Poems - Typescripts - Alpha-ordered - T-Z
  18 Poems - Typescripts - " New Poems"
  19 Poems - Typescripts - Fragments to be re-worked
  20 Poems - Typescripts - Unpublished
  21 Poems - Typescripts - "Waves"
  22 Poetry Book - Print Copy - "The Chinese Poems"
  23 Poetry Book - Print Copy - "Departure"
  24 Poetry Book - Print Copy - "The Revenant"
  25 Poetry Book - Print Copy - "Snow on the Backs of Animals"
  26 Poetry Book - Print Copy - Untitled
  27 Poetry Book - Typescript - "Being Time" 1
  28 Poetry Book - Typescript - "Being Time" 2
18  1 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Chinese Poems"
  2 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Field at Noon"
  3 Poetry Book - Typescript (front matter) - "A Last Bridge Home"
  4 Poetry Book - Typescript - "Letters to a Distant Friend" or "While You Were Gone"
  5 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Revenant" c.1
  6 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Revenant" c.2
  7 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Revenant" c.3
  8 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Revenant" c.4
  9 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Revenant" c.5
  10 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Revenant" c.6
  11 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Revenant" c.7
  12 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Revenant" c.8
  13 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Revenant" c.9
  14 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Revenant" c.10
  15 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Revenant" c.11
  16 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Revenant" c.12
  17 Poetry Book - Typescript - "The Revenant" c.13
  18 Poetry Book - Typescript - "Sequences" and other poems.c.1
  19 Poetry Book - Typescript - "Sequences" and other poems.c.2
  20 Poetry Book - Typescript - "Snow on the Backs of Animals" c.1
  21 Poetry Book - Typescript - "Snow on the Backs of Animals" c.2
  22 Poetry Book - Typescript - "Snow on the Backs of Animals" c.3
  23 Poetry Book - Typescript - "Snow on the Backs of Animals" c.4
  24 Poetry Book - Typescript - "Snow on the Backs of Animals" c.5
  25 Poetry Book - Typescript - "Snow on the Backs of Animals" c.6
  26 Poetry Book - Typescript - "Snow on the Backs of Animals" c.7
  27 Poetry Book - Typescript - "Snow on the Backs of Animals" - Final
  28 Poetry Books - Typescripts - "The Revenant", "Departure", & "Being Time" - Poems A-L
  29 Poetry Books - Typescripts - "The Revenant", "Departure", & "Being Time" - Poems M-Y

Series 2

Correspondence includes personal, correspondence related to his readings around the country, publisher correspondence and email/fax correspondence.
Box File Folder/Description
19 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - A
  2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered -Ba-Be
  3 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered -Bi-Bu
20 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - C's
  2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Chatham, Russell
  3 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - D's
21 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - E's
  2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Eshleman, Clayton
22 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - F's
  2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Fox, Siv C.
  3 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Ga-Gi
  4 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Gr-Gu
23 2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Grimes, Tammy
  2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Ha-Hel
24 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Hen-Hy
25 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Harrison, Jim, 1968 - 1983
  2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Harrison, Jim, 1984 - 1991
25a1Personal Corresponce -- Alpha-ordered -- Harrison, Jim, 1992 -
26 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - I's
  2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - J's
  3 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - K's
  4 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - L's
27 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - M-Mc
  2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Me-My
28 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Minty, Judith, 1973 - 1993
29 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - N's
  2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - O's
30 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Otogawa, K.
31 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - P's
32 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Q's
  2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Ra
  3 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Re-Ro
33 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Sa-Si
  2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Sm-Sw
34 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - T's
  2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - U's
35 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Thayer, Carl, 1970-1977
36 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Thayer, Carl, 1980-1990
37 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - V's
38 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - VanderMolen, Robert, 1970-1981
39 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - VanderMolen, Robert, 1981-1991
40 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Wa-Wil
41 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Will
42 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Wils-Wy
43 1 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - X-Z
  2 Personal Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Unknown
44 1 Readings Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - A-E
  2 Readings Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - F-L
45 1 Readings Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - M's
  2 Readings Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - N's
  3 Readings Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - O's
  4 Readings Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - P's
46 1 Readings Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - S's
  2 Readings Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - U's-V's
  3 Readings Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - W's
47 1 Publisher Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Menu (Myers, George)
  2 Publisher Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Miscellaneous
  3 Publisher Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Monitor Book Co., 1984
  4 Publisher Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Outside - Potential article
  5 Publisher Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Phoenix Literary Agency, Inc.
  6 Publisher Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
  7 Publisher Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Quest Magazine File - GEO
  8 Publisher Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Sumac Press - Tom
  9 Publisher Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Winn Corporation
  10 Publisher Correspondence - Alpha-ordered - Winn Showroom, 1985
48 1 Publisher Correspondence/Reviews - Prentice Hall - "Out of Control"
  2 Publisher Correspondence/Reviews - Prentice Hall - "Out of Control"
49 1 Fax/Email Correspondence: Gerber, Harrison, & Kooser 2003
  2 Fax/Email Correspondence: Gerber, Harrison, & Kooser 2004
3Fax/Email Correspondence: Gerber, Harrison, & Kooser 2005
4 Fax/Email Correspondence: Gerber, Harrison, & Kooser 2006 (January - June)
5 Fax/Email Correspondence: Gerber, Harrison, & Kooser 2006 (July - December)
6Fax/Email Correspondence: Gerber, Harrison, & Kooser 2007 (January - May)
7 Fax/Email Correspondence: Gerber, Harrison, & Kooser 2007 (June - July)
8 Fax/Email Correspondence: Gerber, Harrison, & Kooser 2007 (August - December)   
9Fax/Email Correspondence: Gerber, Harrison, & Kooser 2008 (January - April)
10 Fax/Email Correspondence: Gerber, Harrison, & Kooser 2008 (May - December)
11 Fax/Email Correspondence: Gerber, Harrison, & Kooser 2009
12Fax/Email Correspondence: Gerber, Harrison, & Kooser 2010
13Fax/Email Correspondence: Gerber, Harrison, & Kooser 2011
14Fax/Email Correspondence: Harrison, & Kooser

Series 3

Works by Others: including poems, articles, cards, prints and other memorabilia collected by Gerber.
Box File Folder/Description
50 1 The Alternative Press
  2 Eleanor Astin - Postcards
  3 Michael Barry - Watercolor
  4 E. Bishop - Poem
  5 Basil Bunting - Poem
  6 B. Butler "My One Leaf Head"
  7 A. G. Carrigan - "The King"
  8 Siv Cedering - Poems
  9 Russell Chatham - Cards/Announcements
  10 Russell Chatham - Catalog of oils, original prints & miscellany
  11 Bruce Connor - Announcement
  12 Victor Contoski - Poems
  13 de la Valdene, Guy - Novel - "Making Game"
  14 Diane DePrima - Poem & Drawing
  15 Edward Dorn - Poem
  16 Albert Drake - Story
  17 Theodore Enslin - Poem
  18 Clayton Eshleman - "Cantaloups & Splendor"
  19 Clayton Eshleman - "The House of Okumura"
  20 Clayton Eshleman - "Walks"
  21 Esquire v.91, no.1, Jan 2-16, 1979 & 5/1/1979 - Jim Harrison piece
  22 Esquire, v.93, no.3, 1980
  23 Richard Exner - Poem
  24 C. Fergus - Shadow Catcher (includes letter from Jim Harrison)
  25 S.L. Freeman '84
  26 Susan L. Freeman - Postcards
  27 Donald Hall - "The Vatic Voice, Waiting & Listening"
  28 P. Hannigan - "Holland and the Netherlands"
  29 J. Harrison, D. Gerber, J.D Reed, & J.Tate - "Four Poems for Christmas" - 1969
  30 Jim Harrison - Poems
  31 Jim Harrison - "Returning to Earth"
  32 32 Jim Harrison - "Shambala Anthology"
  33 Jim Harrison - "The Theory & Practice of Rivers"
  34 Harvard Advocate, 1970
  35 Robert Hershon - Poem
  36 William Heyen - Poems
  37 Barbara Howes - Poem
  38 Kayak 24
  39 J. Keenan - "The Wagon Box Fight"
  40 Philip Legler - Poems
  41 David Levine - Literary Caricatures
  42 Norman Lowrey - Poem
  43 43 Claire McAllister - Poems
  44 Michael McCormick - Poem
  45 Mike McDonnell - Reception Notice
  46 T. McKeown - "The Cloud Keeper"
  47 David Meltzer - Poems
  48 Ken Milolowski - Poems/Postcards
  49 Miscellaneous
  50 Miscellaneous Articles
  51 National Portrait Gallery - Prints
  52 Pablo Neruda - Poem
  53 Paideuma v.10, no.1, 1981
  54 54 Photography
  55 Poems - Miscellaneous
  56 Postcards - Miscellaneous
  57 E. Pound - Canto CX
  58 Print - Unidentified
  59 George Quasha - Poem
  60 Carl Rakosi - Poems
  61 James D. Reed - MA Thesis
  62 M. Reeves - Sarah Orne Jewett quote
  63 Tim Reynolds - Book Announcement
51 1 Simpson Lee Paper Co.
  2 Jack R. Smith - Poem & Prints
  3 C. Thayer - "Goodrich"
  4 C. Thayer - "Some Ground"
  5 Unknown Artists - Prints
  6 Unknown Author - Poem
  7 Robert Vander Molen - Poems
  8 VasDias - "The Life of Parts"
  9 VasDias - Poems
  10 The Washington Post 5/2/1980 - Jim Harrison
  11 Mindy Weisel - Art Exhibit Announcement
  12 John Woods - "The Knees of Widows"
  13 John Woods - Poem

Series 4

Personal Files contain Gerber family history, awards, interviews, publicity and promotion of his readings and works and other miscellaneous memorabilia.
Box File Folder/Description
51 14 Biographical Information
  15 Books - Words for Writers
  16 Brochure - Sumac Press
  17 Compositions - College Papers
  18 The Dinner Party - Guest List
  19 Dreaming - Holographic Notes
  20 Dreams - 1980-1985
  21 Fiction Notes
  22 Gerber Family History
  23 Grant Proposal - NEA, 1983-84
  24 Honorarium - Typescript - "Another Norman Font"? for Jonathan Williams at 60
  25 Interview - Reprint - Barillas, William
  26 Interview - Typescript - G. Rappleye and Dan Gerber (2 copies)
  27 Permissions/Book Review for "Snow on the Backs of Animals"
  28 Plaque - Carroll Shelby - Driving School - 1964
  29 Poetry Suggestions - William Barillas
  30 Promotion - Gerber Photographs
  31 Promotion - "Grass Fires"
  32 Promotion - "Trying to Catch the Horses"
  33 Publicity - Writer Events/Promotion Photographs
  34 Reading Announcements/Reviews
  35 Speech - Newaygo H.S. Honors Banquet, 1978 (with correspondence)
  36 Sumac Press - Gerber Book Announcement
  37 Syllabus - Class - Creative Writing, 1969
  38 Syllabus - Class - Writing 229
  39 Travel - Africa - 1989
  40 Vocabulary Words

Series 5

Research Works include books, magazine articles, photographs, maps, and reference materials Gerber used in writing his books and articles.
Box File Folder/Description
52 1 The American Experience 11-26-90
  2 The American Indian College Fund 5/28/91
  3 The Anarchist Cookbook - William Powell
  4 Arizona Highways Calendar - 1984
  5 The Art of Africa, the Pacific Is. & the Americas - D. Newton & L. Bottin
  6 Article/Photos - John E. Carter - "Making Pictures for a News Hungry Nation"
  7 Automobile Magazine - "Range Rover in Marrakesh"
  8 Bentley Historical Library (1991) - University of Michigan
  9 New York Times, 12/28/1969
  10 Clark City Press
  11 Concert for Reconciliation
  12 Crocodile & Cassowary - D. Newton
  13 A Directory of American Poets & Fiction Writers - 1987-1988
  14 A Directory of American Poets & Fiction Writers - 1989-1990
  15 A Directory of American Poets & Fiction Writers - 1991-1992
  16 Directory of Literary Magazines - 1989/90
  17 Directory of Michigan Literary Publishers - 1985
  18 Directory of Small Press & Magazine Editors & Publishers - 1985-86
  19 Displays of Power - C. Lowman - "Art & War among the Marings of New Guinea"
  20 Drilling Gigs/Oil & Gas
  21 England Guide Books
  22 Feeding the Frontier Army:1775-1865
  23 Fort Phil Kearny
  24 Great Lakes in Winter piece
  25 Grey Whale piece
  26 HiLites Shopper's Guide & Times Indicator: 7/17/90
  27 Ice Boating
  28 Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Information
  29 Indianapolis Star: 5/24/75
  30 Jorgensen Eagle - Press Packet
  31 The Lakota Times: v.10, no.45, May, 8, 1991
  32 Literary Agents - D. Mayer, 1983
53 1 Lumber/Paper Industry
  2 Maps - Plains States
  3 Maritime Scams
  4 Massim - D. Newton - Art of the Massim area, New Guinea
  5 Michigan Historical Review - Fall, 1989
  6 Name Your Baby - Bantam, 1986
  7 Nebraska State Historical Society
  8 New Guinea
  9 Ogala Lakota College
  10 Omaha Daily Republican - 1866
  11 Outside - September, 1977
  12 Outside Sports Alive Calendar, 1984
  13 Phone Book - Continental Telephone Co. of Kentucky, 1980-81
  14 Phone Book - Southern Bell - Key West, FL - 1980
  15 Phone Book - Southern Bell - Key West, FL - 1985-86
  16 Rand McNally Pocket World Atlas, 1966
  17 The Rapid City Journal - 12/21/90
  18 Rivermeadows - Jackson Hole, WY
  19 Rocky Mountain Wildflowers - 1981
  20 Sacred Foods of the Lakota - W. Powers
  21 "Shadow Catcher"
  23 Southern Poverty Law Center
  24 Sports Illustrated - Issues 5/22/78 and 5/29/78
  25 Sports Illustrated - Fish Ladder
  26 Smithsonian Institution - Photographs
  27 SWAT
  28 Touring Michigan's Historic Pathways, 1985-86
  29 Tourist map of Kenya
  30 Travel to Australia/New Guinea
  31 Trip - High Arctic Lodge - August, 2000
  32 Wildflowers.of the Northern Plains & the Black Hills
  33 Wyoming B & Bs
  34 YWCA Camp Newaygo Wetland Guidebook & Newaygo County Map



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