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Call Number: MS 357
Overview This collection consists of correspondence to A. Doyle Moore, mostly from or about Ronald Johnson, and production or "flat" files for various projects Moore's Finial Press created for Johnson or that Moore designed for Johnson. There is also a small amount of correspondence from Ian Hamilton Finlay to Moore.
Dates: 1967 - 1988
Call Number: MS 336
Overview This collection consists of the papers of Ronald Johnson, as held by his literary estate. It contains drafts and worksheets for various poetry and prose works by Ronald Johnson including ARK, The Shrubberies, Company Fare, and others. The collection also includes correspondence between Johnson and his acquaintances, including notably Guy Davenport, Charles Simic, Dirk Stratton, Jonathan Williams, and Peter O'Leary (Johnson's friend and literary executor), along...
Dates: 1950 - 2007
Call Number: MS D214
Overview Two holograph notebooks kept by poet Ronald Johnson containing inscriptions, including poems, artwork, and tipped-in materials by fellow writers and artists. The majority of the inscriptions date from 1963-1967, but there are also inscriptions from the 1970s and even the 1980s in the second notebook, which also includes art and inscriptions that appear to have been collected at the Aspen Institute in the summer of 1967.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1963-1967
Call Number: MS 66
Overview This collection of Ashland, Kansas native Ronald Johnson's papers reflects his literary and professional writing activities, containing poetry, galley proofs of poetry books, recipes, and proofs for cookbooks. It also contains personal letters from friends, including poet Jonathan Williams and artist Ian Hamilton Finlay.
Dates: 1954 - 1993
Call Number: MS 289
Overview This collection consists mostly of letters from concrete poet Ronald Johnson to friend and fellow writer William Benton. Also included are several parts to Johnson's life work, an epic poem called "Ark." Many of the letters contain personal correspondence between Johnson and Benton regarding each other's writings and Johnson's struggles as an artist.
Dates: 1970 - 1997