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Jan Herman Archive

 Collection
Identifier: MS51
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; some of the correspondence relates to those publications. The financial 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.

Dates

  • 1967-2002

Creator

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.

Extent

33.00 Boxes

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; some of the correspondence relates to those publications. The financial 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.

Arrangement

The Jan Herman archive is organized into: correspondence (in alphabetical order); Jan Herman production files; financial records (in chronological order); slides, films, and videotapes; serials, small presses and publicity (arranged in an approximately alphabetical order, by title, organization or topic); monographs (arranged alphabetically by author); oversize materials.

Method of Acquisition

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

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.
Title
Guide to the Jan Herman Archive
Author
Sigrid Pohl Perry
Date
01/01/1980
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

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