Northwestern

Herman, Jan Archive Edit

Summary

Identifier
051

Dates

  • 1967-2002 (Creation)

Extents

  • 33.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The Jan Herman Archive consists of the files of the NOVA Broadcast Press which published San Francisco Earthquake (1967 1969), a little magazine featuring avant-garde writers and concrete and beat generation poets of the 1960s. Many of them were connected with Fluxus.

    Included are correspondence, manuscripts, graphics, and photocollages by such authors as Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs, Henri Chopin, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Walter Lowenfels, Claude Pelieu, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, and Carl Weissner, as well as a significant amount of Herman's own work.

    Herman edited Dick Higgins's Something Else Press publications for a few years as well, so some correspondence relates to those publications. Thefinancial records of the NOVA Broadcast Press and the production files for San Francisco Earthquake are kept separate from the general files. There is also a collection of 8mm films, tapes, slides, and computer tapes. Monographs and serials in the archive have been catalogued for the McCormick Library if needed; duplicates remain with the collection.

  • Abstract

    The Jan Herman Archive consists of the files of the NOVA Broadcast Press which published San Francisco Earthquake (1967 1969), a little magazine featuring avant-garde writers and concrete and beat generation poets of the 1960s. Many of them were connected with Fluxus.
    Included are correspondence, manuscripts, graphics, and photocollages by such authors as Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs, Henri Chopin, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Walter Lowenfels, Claude Pelieu, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, and Carl Weissner, as well as a significant amount of Herman's own work.
    Herman edited Dick Higgins's Something Else Press publications for a few years as well, so some correspondence relates to those publications. Thefinancial records of the NOVA Broadcast Press and the production files for San Francisco Earthquake are kept separate from the general files. There is also a collection of 8mm films,tapes, slides, and computer tapes. Monographs and serials in the archive have been catalogued for the McCormick Library if needed; duplicates remain with the collection.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Materials in the Jan Herman Archive were acquired from him in 1973 and 2006.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Separated Materials

    Some monographs and serials from the archive have been catalogued for the McCormick Library with a note added about this archive; other titles are listed in this finding aid.

  • Processing Information

    Sigrid Pohl Perry in 1980.

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