John Burnette Payne Papers

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BIOGRAPHY

John Burnett Payne was born on February 10, 1919 in New Mexico, but grew up in Lexington, Kentucky.  His father, Virgil F. Payne was a chemistry professor at Transylvania College, where Payne ultimately attended from 1935-1938.  In 1938, he attended the University of Cincinnati, obtaining his masters degree in English and American Literature.  In 1951, he moved to New York and began his teaching career at Pratt University.  He wrote an incredible amount of poetry, and published a good deal of it.  Wind, ManRoot, Charas, Kauri, and Stonecloud are just a few of the literary journals that published his poetry.  In The American Zionist, he published an article “My View of Jews in American Literature.”  Ghosts Scare Tito Rosa and Tell Me You Love Me, Con Edison are two chapbooks Payne published in the 1970’s with Kirby Congdon and Interim Books. 

He began working on a biography of Daniel Fuchs which was never completed nor published.     It appears that he was working on another novel about a character name Julie Friedhof.  This was also never published.  In addition to writing and publishing his own poetry, he worked as a reader for Lancer Books and Avon Books.  During the 60’s and 70’s, he also wrote book reviews for the Alton Democrat, a daily newspaper in Iowa.  He was part of the New York Poet’s Cooperative and did poetry readings throughout New York City.  He was very active in the poetry scene until he died in 1986.            


SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection, having been donated by Dennis Barone, is a collection of John Burnett Payne’s personal papers and poetry from 1940 until he died in 1986.  It includes a significant amount of correspondence, an equally significant amount of verse, many of his own publications, and his numerous book reviews with Avon Books.

The collection also includes a carbon typescript of a pulp fiction novel “The Wicked and the Warped” under the name of Max Alth.  In addition to the typescript there is a legal agreement between Payne and Jack Woodford Press that indicates Payne would write the novel but it would be published under the name of Max Alth.  Barone left a note with the collection indicating that he believes it was written by Payne.  The book does not credit Payne in any way.  The discrepancy in authorship still remains.  These materials are found in Box 9.   

 

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES

This collection was donated by Dennis Barone in 1987.  The material is housed in 64 Hollinger document cases (27 ¼ ln. ft).  Processing and inventorying of the collection was done by Holly Beth Wilson. 

 

ORGANIZATION

I.                Reports
II.               Manuscripts, Verse
III.              Visual Materials
IV.              Publications: Payne’s
V.               Publications: Published Poems
VI.              Publications: Book Reviews
VII.             Activities
VIII.            Manuscripts: Other Authors
IX.               Financial
X.                Education/Employment
XI.               Personal
XII.              Research
XIII.            Correspondence
XIV.             Photographs
XV.              Ephemera
XVI.             Publications: Magazines, Journals
XVII.            Supplies
XVIII.           Miscellaneous
 

 INVENTORY

Series I: Reports
This is a collection of all of the Avon Books Reader’s Report from 1967-1985.  Payne reviewed books for Avon Books with a summary and his recommendation about whether Avon should publish it.  The bulk of the reports come from 1979-1984.

BOX 1
1.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: 1967-1977
2.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Jul – Sept 1979
3.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Oct – Dec 1979
4.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Jan – Mar 1980
5.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Apr – Jun 1980
6.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Jul – Sept 1980
 

BOX 2
1.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Oct – Dec 1980
2.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Jun – Jul 1981
3.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Aug – Sept 1981
4.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Oct – Dec 1981
5.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Jun – Sept 1982
6.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Oct – Dec 1982

 

BOX 3
1.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Jan – Mar 1983
2.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Apr – Jul 1983
3.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Aug – Dec 1983
4.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Jan – Mar 1984
5.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Apr – Jun 1984
6.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Jul – Sept 1984
7.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: Oct – Dec 1984
8.      Reports: Avon Books Reader’s Reports: 1985
9.      Reports: Book of the Month Club
10.  Reports: Avon: Miscellaneous

 

Series II: Manuscripts and Series III: Verse
This series includes two unpublished manuscripts: a biography of Daniel Fuchs and a novel about a character named Julie Friedhof.  There is also a significant amount of Payne’s poetry.  Box 9 includes the typescript to the pulp fiction novel The Wicked and the Warped which cannot be confirmed as to who the author is (see Scope and Content).  Two copies of the actual book can be found in the Rare Books and Manuscripts in the Special Collections Department.  One is a hardback copy published by Woodford Press in 1955.  The other is a paperback published by Berkley Publishing Co., also in 1955.  Boxes 10-12 contain most of Payne’s poetry.  Several poems he had in separate folders, but most of them were housed together.

 

BOX 4
1.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: Fuch’s Bibliography
2.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: Research
3.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: Reviews about Fuch’s
4.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: Reviews written by Fuch’s
5.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: Material on Fuch’s
6.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: Correspondence with Fuch’s
7.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: Correspondence re: Fuch’s
8.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: Klinger and Fuch’s (includes a 1965 MLA Style Sheet Book)
9.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: “Give Hollywood a Chance”
10.  Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: “Homage to Blenholt”
11.  Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: “Love in Brooklyn”
12.  Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: “Low Company”

 

BOX 5
1.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: “Roused from Sleep”
2.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: “Summer in Williamsburg”
3.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: “The Village By the Sea”
4.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: “The Woman in Buffalo”
5.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: Publications: Commentary, Dimensions and The Griffin
6.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: Miscellaneous
7.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: Book Reviews by Payne: Collier’s
8.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: Book Reviews by Payne: New Yorker
9.      Manuscripts: Daniel Fuchs: Book Reviews by Payne: Various Magazines

 

BOX 6
1.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Typescript – Folder 1
2.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Typescript – Folder 2
3.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Typescript – Folder 3
4.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Typescript – Folder 4
5.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Typescript – Folder 5
6.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Typescript – Folder 6
7.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Typescript – Folder 7

 

BOX 7
1.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Typescript – Folder 8
2.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Typescript – Folder 9
3.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Research/Notes – Folder 1
4.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Research/Notes – Folder 2
5.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Research/Notes – Folder 3
6.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Research/Notes – Folder 4
7.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Peter
8.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Miscellaneous

 

BOX 7a
9.      Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Sylvan Schendler 1951
10.  Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Sylvan Schendler 1952
11.  Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Sylvan Schendler 1953
12.  Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Sylvan Schendler 1954
13.  Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Sylvan Schendler 1955
14.  Manuscripts: Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Sylvan Schendler 1956

 

BOX 8
1.      Manuscripts, Verse: Short Stories, Writings
2.      Manuscripts, Verse: Also Known as John Cherry
3.      Manuscripts, Verse: Don’t Cry Joe and The Larcenous Heart
4.      Manuscripts, Verse: A Quiet Evening at Basement East
5.      Manuscripts, Verse: Allie Lawford’s Woman
6.      Manuscripts, Verse: “Three Parts from the ‘Peeping Tom’ material” (From a Short Story Writing Class John took at an Adult Education Class)
7.      Manuscripts, Verse: “Pre American P.E.N.” (poetry journal)
8.      Manuscripts, Verse: “Post American P.E.N.
9.      Manuscripts, Verse: Miscellaneous Writings

 

BOX 9
1.      Manuscripts: The Wicked and the Warped by Max Alth?: Carbon typescript: Folder 1 (authorship discrepancy: see more info. in Administrative Notes)
2.      Manuscripts: The Wicked and the Warped by Max Alth?: Carbon typescript: Folder 2
3.      Manuscripts: The Wicked and the Warped by Max Alth?: Chapters 1-4
4.      Manuscripts: The Wicked and the Warped by Max Alth?: Repros
5.      Manuscripts: The Wicked and the Warped by Max Alth?: Legal Agreement between Payne and Woodford Press, 1955.

 

BOX 10
1.      Manuscripts, Verse: Folder 1
2.      Manuscripts, Verse: Folder 2
3.      Manuscripts, Verse: Folder 3
4.      Manuscripts, Verse: Folder 4
5.      Manuscripts, Verse: Folder 5
6.      Manuscripts, Verse: Folder 6
 

BOX 11
1.      Manuscripts, Verse: Folder 7
2.      Manuscripts, Verse: Folder 8
3.      Manuscripts, Verse: Folder 9
4.      Manuscripts, Verse: Folder 10
5.      Manuscripts, Verse: 9 Poems
6.      Manuscripts, Verse: 30 Poems
7.      Manuscripts, Verse: There’s a Woefully Intime Little Bistro
8.      Manuscripts, Verse: Summer Count
9.      Manuscripts, Verse: A Game Maker Must Allow
10.  Manuscripts, Verse: A Book of Numbers, a Number of Books
11.  Manuscripts, Verse: Shaman, Shaman

 

BOX 11a
12.  Manuscripts, Verse: Sometimes it is Touch and Go
13.  Manuscripts, Verse: Emily Post Came Calling
14.  Manuscripts, Verse: Sometimes a Name
15.  Manuscripts, Verse: With Environmental as a Metaphor: Williamsburg Poems
16.  Manuscripts, Verse: Rosa Will Walk Increasingly With Pride
17.  Manuscripts, Verse: “Some of My Poems” Folder 1 (see Box 12 for Folder 2 of legal sized papers)
18.  Manuscripts, Verse: “Some of My Poems” Folder 3
19.  Manuscripts, Verse: “Newer Poems; Poems being Revised, etc.”
20.  Manuscripts, Verse: CAPS submission
21.  Manuscripts, Verse: “City Lights Submission”
22.  Manuscripts, Verse: Pittsburgh Competition
23.  Manuscripts, Verse: Miscellaneous: removed from correspondence
24.  Manuscripts, Verse: “Record of Poems of Mine: Individuals To Whom Mailed…”

 

BOX 12
1.      Manuscripts, Verse: “Some of My Poems” Folder 2 (see Box 11 for Folder 1)
2.      Manuscripts, Verse: A Single Shot to Kill the Bare
3.      Manuscripts, Verse: Leper Colony
4.      Manuscripts, Verse: Parents, Willy and Otherwise
5.      Manuscripts, Verse: In Rose Hill Where I Live
6.      Manuscripts, Verse: Job Description
7.      Manuscripts, Verse: Native Dancers Sequence
8.      Manuscripts, Verse: Wound and Bow
9.      Manuscripts, Verse: Juniper Submission
10.  Manuscripts, Verse: Swallow Press Submission
11.  Manuscripts, Verse: Material Sent to Poet’s Press

 

Series IV - VI: Publications
This series includes several types of publications.  The first are Payne’s journal publications.  He published many poems in poetry journals and also published a few chapbooks.  Some folders contain the original journal which was original to the collection.  Other folders contain a photocopy of the poem from the journal which was found in the Contemporary Culture Collection of the Special Collections Department.  The processor made photocopies and added them to the collection.  They are not original to the collection. His book of poems, Emily and Walt, Walt and Emily, was published posthumously by Poet’s Press in 2006. The book, also not original to the collection, can be found in the Contemporary Culture Collection in the Special Collections Department.

In Published Poems, there are a few poems that Payne indicates were published and no journal was accessible to verify it.  They have been included in Box 14 folders 24-26.

Book Reviews includes mostly book reviews Payne did for the Alton Democrat, an Iowa daily newspaper.  It also includes a few book reviews with no indication as to who published it.

*If no notation, the folder contains physical journal original to the collection

 

BOX 13
1.      Publications: Payne’s: The 42nd Street Trip: Summer 1975 #21
2.      Publications: Payne’s: Abbey: November 1972 (photocopy, not original to collection)
3.      Publications: Payne’s: Ally: Summer 1974 Volume 1 No 3
4.      Publications: Payne’s: The American Pen:

          a.       Fall 1973 Vol. V:4 (photocopy not original to the collection)
          b.      Winter 1974 Vol. VI:1
          c.       Spring 1975 Vol. VII:2

5.      Publications: Payne’s: The American Zionist: December 1971 “My View of Jews in American Literature” (several of his own typewritten copies, one photocopy not original to the collection)
6.      Publications: Payne’s: At the Corner of Third Avenue and 14th St. – chapbook (another copy can be found in Contemporary Culture Collection)
7.      Publications: Payne’s: ARX: October 1969 Vol. III No. 6
8.      Publications: Payne’s: Baby John: (photocopies, not original to the collection)

          a.       September 1970 #2
          b.      November 1972 #5

9.      Publications: Payne’s: Blackbird Circle: Spring 1973 No. 4
10.  Publications: Payne’s: Charas:

          a.       Charas 4 Vol. II No. 3 (1972) (includes a review of Tell Me You Love Me Con Edison and At the Corner of Third Avenue and 14th St.)
          b.      Charas 6 Vol. III No. 2 (1973)

11.  Publications: Payne’s: The Crier of Florence: December 1967 Vol. II No. 3
12.  Publications: Payne’s: Dodecca: January 1976 Vol. II No. 1
13.  Publications: Payne’s: Dogsoldier: 3 1975
14.  Publications: Payne’s: Egg: Spring 1973 Vol. I No. 2
15.  Publications: Payne’s: Emily and Walt, Walt and Emily (photocopy, not original to the collection) Physical copy can be found in Contemporary
Culture Collection
16.  Publications: Payne’s: Emily and Walt, Walt and Emily: Poets Press Materials (includes correspondence between Dennis Barone and Brett Rutherford.  Also includes a floppy disk of the book.)
17.  Publications: Payne’s: Ghosts Scare Tito Rosa – chapbook 1977
18.  Publications: Payne’s: Group 74: Poems from the New York Poet’s Cooperative: 1974
 

BOX 13a
19.  Publications: Payne’s: Home Planet News:

a.       Vol. 1 No. 3 1979
b.      No. 25 1988
c.       No. 27 1989

20.  Publications: Payne’s: Imagerie: Issue 1 1981
21.  Publications: Payne’s: Kauri:

a.       23: Nov/Dec. 1967
b.      24: Jan/Feb 1968
c.       25: Mar/Arp 1968

22.  Publications: Payne’s: The Lake Superior Review: Summer 1973 Vol. 4 No. 1
23.  Publications: Payne’s: Lynx: Summer 1975 Vol. 2 No. 1
24.  Publications: Payne’s: Manroot:

a.       1971 #5
b.      April 1972 #6/7
c.       Fall 1973 #9

25.  Publications: Payne’s: Modern Poetry Studies: Winter 1973 Vol. IV No. 3
26.  Publications: Payne’s: Mouth of the Dragon: March 1976 No. 8
27.  Publications: Payne’s: The Nantucket Review: May 1975 No. 4
28.  Publications: Payne’s: New Leaves Review:

a.       Spring 1983 No. 6
b.      Summer 1983 No. 7
c.       Spring 1984 No. 10
d.      1984 No. 12

 

BOX 13b
29.  Publications: Payne’s: Perspectives: Spring 1974
30.  Publications: Payne’s: Phoebe: 1975
31.  Publications: Payne’s: A Poetry Mag:

a.       February 1982 No. 1
b.      August/November 1982 No. 3/4

32.  Publications: Payne’s: Poets of Gansevoort Pier:

a.       September 1968 Vol. 1 No. 1 (2 copies)
b.      November 1968 Vol. 1 No. 2 (3 copies)
c.       January 1969 Vol. 1 No. 3 (4 copies)
d.      April 1969 Vol. 1 No. 4 (3 copies)
e.       September 1969 Vol. 1 No. 5 (1 copy)

33.  Publications: Payne’s: The Small Pond Magazine of Literature: Fall 1969 No. 17
34.  Publications: Payne’s: Softball: 1971 No. 3
35.  Publications: Payne’s: Speculum: 1975
36.  Publications: Payne’s: Star-Web Paper:

a.       Autumn 1973 No. 3
b.      1974 No. 5 (photocopy, not original to the collection)

37.  Publications: Payne’s: Stonecloud: 1974 No. 3 & 4
38.  Publications: Payne’s: Tamarisk: Summer 1978 Vol. II No.2

 

BOX 13c
39.  Publications: Payne’s: “Tell Me You Love Me, Con Edison” chapbook published by Great Jones Printing Company, 1972. 
40.  Publications: Payne’s: The Transylvanian: Winter 1975 Vol. 82 No. 2
41.  Publications: Payne’s: Tristan in Triumph, 1967
42.  Publications: Payne’s: The Voyeur:

a.       September 1975 Vol. 1 No. 10 (1 copy)
b.      December 1975 Vol. 1 No. 13 (4 copies)
c.       February 1976 Vol. 2 No. 2 (3 copies)
d.      August 1976 Vol. 2 No. 8 (4 copies)

43.  Publications: Payne’s: Weid: 1972 Vol. VIII No. 2 Whole Number 34 (photocopy, not original to the collection)
44.  Publications: Payne’s: Wind:

a.       Spring 1973 No. 7
b.      1973 No. 10
c.       1977 Vol. 7 No. 25
d.      1981 Vol. 11 No. 40
e.       1982 Vol. 12 No. 46

45.  Publications: Published Poems: “Dallas, Memphis, Nashville and Mobile” published in Galley Sail Review
46.  Publications: Published Poems: “His Eye is On the Shifting Landscape” published in Poems of the People
47.  Publications: Published Poems: “Taxed by April, Eliot” published in Runcible Spoon
48.  Publications: Published Poems: Bibliography
 

BOX 14
1.      Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “American Song” by Paul Engle: Thursday June 19, 1969
2.      Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “American Indian Mythology” by Alice Marriott and Carol K. Rachlin: Thursday December 12, 1968
3.      Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “The Beach Umbrella” by Cyrus Colter: Thursday December 31, 1970
4.      Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “A Burnt-Out Case” by Graham Greene
5.      Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Couples” by John Updike: Thursday February 18, 1971
6.      Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Dangerous Corner” by Maurice Vlaminck: Thursday October 22, 1970
7.      Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “The Erasers” by Alain Robbe-Grillet: Thursday December 11, 1969
8.      Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “An Exile” by Madison Jones: Thursday May 30, 1968
9.      Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “The Fish Can Sing” by Halldor Laxness: Thursday July 24, 1969
10.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “The Folks” by Ruth Suckow: Thursday January 16, 1969
11.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “The Funco File” by Burt Cole: Thursday April 16, 1970
12.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “The Greening of America” by Charles A. Reich: Thursday February 25, 1971
13.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “The Guggenheim’s and the American Dream” by Edwin P. Hoyt: Thursday July 25, 1968
14.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “A Hall of Mirrors” by Robert Stone: Thursday November 21, 1968
15.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Hang-Up” by Sam Ross: Thursday February 8, 1968
16.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “The Harmless People” by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas: Thursday December 25, 1969
17.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Hellhole” by Sara Harris: Thursday March 27, 1969
18.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “The Hole in Zero” by M.K. Joseph: Thursday April 25, 1968
19.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “In Orbit” by Wright Morris: Thursday January 23, 1969
20.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “In This Sign” by Joanne Greenberg: Thursday July 8, 1971
21.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “The Keeper of Antiquities” by Yury Dombrovsky: Thursday September 18, 1969
22.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “The Kramer Girls” by Ruth Suckow: Thursday July 11, 1968
23.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Leafy Rivers” by Jessamyn West: Thursday October 2, 1969
24.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Man of Earth” by Maggi Lidchi: Thursday June 17, 1971
25.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “A Maze of Death” by Philip Dick: Thursday October 1, 1970
26.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Meyer Meyer” by Helen Hudson: Thursday October 24, 1968
27.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Moving On” by Larry McMurty: Thursday September 10, 1970
28.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “The Nice and the Good” by Iris Murdoch
 

BOX 14a
29.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Picasso and His Friends” by Fernande Oliver: Thursday May 13, 1971
30.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Poverty: America’s Enduring Paradox” by Sidney Lens: Thursday February 20, 1969
31.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Rafferty & Co.” by Betty Wahl: Thursday January 1, 1970
32.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Real People” by Alison Lurie: Thursday March 19, 1970
33.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Red Sky at Morning” by Richard Bradford: Thursday July 4, 1968
34.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Report on Probability” by Brian W. Aldiss: Thursday August 20, 1970
35.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Strange Harp, Strange Symphony” by John Walsh: Thursday August 22, 1968
36.  Publications: Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “The Three Suitors” by Richard Jones: Thursday March 14, 1968
37.  Publications: Book Reviews: Quartet: Fall 1968 Vol. 3, No. 24
38.  Publications: Book Reviews: Small Press Review (photocopy, not original to collection): Vol. 3 No. 1
39.  Publications: Book Reviews: Miscellaneous

 

Series VII: Activities
This series includes Payne’s poetry readings from 1967-1986.  Includes flyers to promote the events and Payne’s personal notes about the event, including which poems he planned to read.

 

BOX 15
1.      Activities: Poetry Readings: 1967: Gansevoort Pier
2.      Activities: Poetry Readings: Jan. 17, 1969: WYNC
3.      Activities: Poetry Readings: Oct. 23, 1969
4.      Activities: Poetry Readings: Dec. 22, 1969: Voice Media
5.      Activities: Poetry Readings: Mar. 26, 1970
6.      Activities: Poetry Readings: May 7, 1970: Co-op Reading
7.      Activities: Poetry Readings: Sept. 1, 1970: Emilie Glen
8.      Activities: Poetry Readings: Sept. 12, 1970: Mainstream Reading
9.      Activities: Poetry Readings: Nov. 5, 1970: Co-op Reading
10.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Dec. 16, 1970: Bronx Reading
11.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Feb. 20, 1971: Hilly’s on the Bowery
12.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Oct. 5, 1971: Human Planet Reading
13.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Nov. 3, 1971
14.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Nov. 14, 1971: Jean Cocteau Theatre
15.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Nov. 23, 1971: The Bankside
16.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Apr. 2, 1972: East Manhattan School
17.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Dec. 11, 1972: (with R. Samitz)
18.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Mar. 27, 1973: Transylvania Reading
19.  Activities: Poetry Readings: May 31, 1973: “The Basement” (referring to Payne’s apartment at Basement East
20.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Apr. 15, 1974: St. Marks
21.  Activities: Poetry Readings: May 14, 1975: The Book Gallery
22.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Apr. 9, 1976: The Voyeur
23.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Jun. 6, 1976: Co-op Reading
24.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Aug. 19, 1977: loft of Rick Moore and Rose Auslander (reading with Allen Hoey)
25.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Sept. 26, 1977: Donnell Library Center (reading with Shirley Powell)
26.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Oct. 10, 1977: St. Clements (reading with Allen Hoey)
27.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Nov. 20, 1977: Cedar Tavern (reading with Barbara Holland)
28.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Dec. 7, 1977: Library & Museum of Performing Arts
29.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Dec. 30, 1977: the “space” of Armen Kachaturian and Serene Oakley
30.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Mar. 7, 1978: Book Friends
31.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Jul. 18, 1978: Book Friends (reading with Allen Hoey)
32.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Feb. 10, 1979: “Fourth Floor Studio” of Rose Auslander and Rick Moore: Payne’s 60th Birthday Party Poetry
Reading
33.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Jun. 2, 1980: Some Place Nice
34.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Feb. 19, 1983: Jefferson Market Library
35.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Jun. 17, 1986: Neither/Nor
36.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Sept. 24, 1986: Green Fields
37.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Home Planet News
38.  Activities: Poetry Readings: New York Poet’s Cooperative (includes readings, address lists of members, correspondence and meeting
minutes)
39.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Other Poets
40.  Activities: Poetry Readings: Miscellaneous
41.  Activities: 10th St.

 

Series VIII: Manuscripts, Other Authors
Verse, articles, book reviews by other authors, including friends, is included in this series.  There is a significant amount of poems by Bob Cooperman and Dennis Barone.  It is arranged alphabetically. 

 

BOX 16
1.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Arlen, Michael J.
2.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Atlas, James
3.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Auslander, Rose and Ricky Moore (Ricky Moore is Payne’s nephew)
4.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Bailey, Anthony
5.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Balliet, Whitney
6.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Barone, Dennis
7.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Boone, Bruce
8.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Breytenbach, Breyten
9.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Brown, Daniel W.
10.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Buchan, Perdita
11.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Cameron, Douglas (several short stories)
12.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Coffin, Robert P. Tristram
13.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Cooperman, Bob
14.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Concepcion, Eve
15.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Cox, Maggie
16.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Dame, Enid
17.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Drexler, Rosalyn
18.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Drucker, Joe
19.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Farina, Richard
20.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Ferry, Bettina
21.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Fixel, Michael
22.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: French, Julianne (there are also some poems of hers in Box 17, Folder 17 “Poems by Friends of Mine”)
23.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Gallagher, Tess
24.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Gold, Herbert
25.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Hardwick, Elizabeth
26.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Harris, Jane
27.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Haukeness, Helen
28.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Hobbs, Ronald
29.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Hogan, Michael
30.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Hoey, Allen
31.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Issac, Dan
32.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Krim, Seymour
33.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Marshall, Jack
34.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Mason, Bobbie Ann
35.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: McPhee, John
36.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Montgomery, David
37.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Morris, Wright
38.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Moss, Susan

 

BOX 17
1.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Pollack, Jackson
2.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Powell, Shirley
3.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Pritchard, Stanford K. (“The Whole Cloth”)
4.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Putnam, Phelps
5.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Rashbaum, Burt
6.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Resnick, Carole
7.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Rohen, Dav
8.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Rosenberg, Harold
9.      Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Ryan, Geoffrey C.
10.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Samet, Steven
11.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Sexton, Anne
12.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Shoumatoff, Alex
13.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Schulz, Max F. (typescript of “Radical Sophistication: Studies in Contemporary Jewish-American Novelists”)
14.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Singer, I.B.
15.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Singleton, B.
16.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Sontag, Susan
17.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Tafoya, Al
18.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: “Poems By People I Know”
19.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: “Poems By Friends of Mine”
20.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: “Short Stories” (synopses of some short stories
21.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Unknown
22.  Manuscripts, Verse: Other Authors: Miscellaneous
23.  Manuscripts, Verse: Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles
 

Series IX: Financial
This series includes all of Payne’s financial materials.  Boxes 18 and 18a contain bank statements, income, tax statements, tax liens, tax returns, bills and receipts and a folder of all of his Lancer Books Readings.  Lancer Books was a publishing company with a short existence, 1961-1973.  Box 19 contains his own lists of income (dates and sources) from 1966-1986.

 

BOX 18
1.      Financial: Bank Statements
2.      Financial: Bills
3.      Financial: Receipts
4.      Financial: Income/Pay Stubs
5.      Financial: Health Insurance
6.      Financial: Apartment Lease
7.      Financial: Social Security
8.      Financial: Tax Statements
9.      Financial: Tax Forms
10.  Financial: Tax Collections/Liens
11.  Financial: Lancer Book Readings
 

BOX 18a
12.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1950’s
13.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1965
14.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1966
15.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1967
16.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1968
17.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1969
18.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1970
19.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1971
20.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1976
21.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1977
22.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1978
23.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1979
24.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1980
25.  Financial: Tax Returns: 1981
26.  Financial: Tax Returns: Correspondence
27.  Financial: Miscellaneous

 

BOX 19
1.      Financial: Income: Sources: 1966
2.      Financial: Income: Sources: 1967
3.      Financial: Income: Sources: 1968
4.      Financial: Income: Sources: 1969
5.      Financial: Income: Sources: 1970
6.      Financial: Income: Sources: 1971
7.      Financial: Income: Sources: 19728.      Financial: Income: Sources: 1973
9.      Financial: Income: Sources: 1974
10.  Financial: Income: Sources: 1975
11.  Financial: Income: Sources: 1976
12.  Financial: Income: Sources: 1977
13.  Financial: Income: Sources: 1978
14.  Financial: Income: Sources: 1979
15.  Financial: Income: Sources: 1980
16.  Financial: Income: Sources: 1981
17.  Financial: Income: Sources: 1982
18.  Financial: Income: Sources: 1983
19.  Financial: Income: Sources: 1984
20.  Financial: Income: Sources: 1985
21.  Financial: Income: Sources: 1986
 

Series X: Education/Employment
This includes materials from Payne’s education beginning with his elementary school through his college years at Transylvania College (1935-1938) and University of Cincinnati.  In 1942 he began pursuing a Library Science degree from University of Michigan, which there is no indication he finished.  The first folder includes his transcript for admission. In 1951 he began teaching at Pratt Institute, and folders include student’s papers, grades and exams.

 

BOX 20 
1.      Education/Employment: Fayette County Public School – Elementary
2.      Education/Employment: Bryan Station High School: Cumulative Reading Records: 1934-1935
3.      Education/Employment: Bryan Station High School: Photograph and Commencement Booklet
4.      Education/Employment: Papers from Cincinnati, Madison, Michigan State – Folder 1
5.      Education/Employment: Papers from Cincinnati, Madison, Michigan State – Folder 2
6.      Education/Employment: Alpha Lambda Tau certificate
7.      Education/Employment: University of Cincinnati: Essays/Assignments
8.      Education/Employment: University of Cincinnati: Commencement Catalog
9.      Education/Employment: University of Michigan: Transcripts
10.  Education/Employment: Transylvania College
11.  Education/Employment: Some Course Ideas
 

BOX 20a
12.  Education/Employment: Pratt Institute: Correspondence
13.  Education/Employment: Pratt Institute: “Thursday Class” (English 701E)
14.  Education/Employment: Pratt Institute: “Friday Class” (English 701E)
15.  Education/Employment: Pratt Institute: “The Art Review Writing Class” (Analytical and Critical Art Writing – English 470E)
16.  Education/Employment: Pratt Institute: Book Lists
17.  Education/Employment: Pratt Institute: Exams
18.  Education/Employment: Pratt Institute: Grade Sheets
19.  Education/Employment: Pratt Institute: Syllabi
20.  Education/Employment: Pratt Institute: Publications: Rationale
21.  Education/Employment: Pratt Institute: Weber
22.  Education/Employment: Pratt Institute: Miscellaneous

 

Series XI: Personal
Payne had a large amount of personal notes: some specific to certain writings, others with no clear association.

 

 

BOX 21
1.      Personal Notes: “Engage, Notes, etc.”
2.      Personal Notes: “Closed Field, etc.”
3.      Personal Notes: “Rough drafts for the ‘Easily Consoled Widow’ paper”
4.      Personal Notes: “Notes on the Exit, etc.”
5.      Personal Notes: “To The Forum”
6.      Personal Notes: “The Bellevue Notes/Observations, etc.: April 23 – May 2, 1980”
7.      Personal Notes: “Notes from the Week at Bellevue: November 5 – November 21, 1981”
8.      Personal Notes: Folder 1

 

BOX 22
1.      Personal Notes: Folder 2
2.      Personal Notes: Folder 3
3.      Personal Notes: Folder 4
4.      Personal Notes: Folder 5
 

BOX 23
1.      Personal Notes: Folder 6
2.      Personal: Dated Diary Entries: Folder 1
3.      Personal: Dated Diary Entries: Folder 2
4.      Personal: “Books Given in 1982”
5.      Personal: “Books Given in 1983”
6.      Personal: “Books Mailed”
7.      Personal: “Possible Book Titles for Transylvania”

 

BOX 23a
8.      Personal: Gordon Gray (a eulogy for his friend Gordon Gray)
9.      Personal: Virgil F. Payne’s Will
10.  Personal: “For John Payne”
11.  Personal: Memorial for Payne: Saturday January 17, 1987 (held at Vineyard Theatre)
12.  Personal: “Some Unfinished Business”
13.  Personal: “Some Tentative Statements”
14.  Personal: Miscellaneous
 

 

Series XII: Research
Payne collected bits of information about various authors and stories.  Some of the research was for personal use and some of it was for possible publication.  This is in alphabetical order based on what Payne titled his folder, so authors are interspersed with story titles.

 

BOX 24
1.      Research: “The Age of Reason”
2.      Research: “All Quiet on the Western Front”
3.      Research: “The Analects of Confucius”
4.      Research: Aristotle
5.      Research: Arlington
6.      Research: “The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt”
7.      Research: Baldwin, James
8.      Research: Barrett, William
9.      Research: Beatty and Johnson
10.  Research: Beckett, Samuel
11.  Research: Bishop, John Peale
12.  Research: Boccaccio
13.  Research: Bowra, C.W.
14.  Research: Brinton
15.  Research: Brown, Norman O.
16.  Research: “The Cabinet Minister”
17.  Research: Cellini
18.  Research: Cervantes
19.  Research: Chaucer
20.  Research: Chekov
21.  Research: “Conduct is Fate”
22.  Research: Conrad
23.  Research: Coriolanus
24.  Research: “Crime and Punishment”
25.  Research: Descartes
26.  Research: DeTocqueville, Alexis
27.  Research: Dante
28.  Research: Dewey, John
29.  Research: Dickens, Charles
30.  Research: Discourses of Keidansky, etc.
31.  Research: Dostoievsky
32.  Research: Ernst, Jimmy – Folder 1
 

BOX 25
1.      Research: Ernst, Jimmy – Folder 2
2.      Research: Eliot, George
3.      Research: Eliot, T.S.
4.      Research: Esslin, Martin “Theatre of the Absurd”
5.      Research: F.D.R.
6.      Research: Flaubert
7.      Research: Freud
8.      Research: Genesis, etc.
9.      Research: Genet
10.  Research: Gilbert Gurney
11.  Research: “Goethe”
12.  Research: “Good Woman of Setzuan”
13.  Research: “Granby”
14.  Research: “Grand Inquisitor”
15.  Research: Hadas, Moses
16.  Research: “The Hamilton’s”
17.  Research: Hamlet
18.  Research: Harrington, Michael: “The Other America”
19.  Research: Hegel
20.  Research: Hippolytus
21.  Research: “Huckleberry Finn”
22.  Research: Ibsen
23.  Research: “The Idiot”
24.  Research: Italian Fascism
25.  Research: Jefferson, Thomas
26.  Research: Lacy, Herbert
27.  Research: “Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell Bury”
28.  Research: Lear
29.  Research: L.E.L.
30.  Research: Lucretius
31.  Research: Machiavelli
32.  Research: Magister Ludi
33.  Research: “The Manners of the Day”
34.  Research: Marxist Material
35.  Research: Maxwell
36.  Research: McCurdy, Charles
37.  Research: Melville
38.  Research: Miller, Arthur
39.  Research: Miller and Slote
40.  Research: Milton
41.  Research: Moliere
42.  Research: More
43.  Research: Montaigne
44.  Research: “The Most Gorgeous Lady Blessington”


BOX 26
1.      Research: “Mrs. Armitage”
2.      Research: The New Yorker
3.      Research: Nicolson, Harold: “Journey to Java”
4.      Research: Nietzsche
5.      Research: Northrop, F.S.C.
6.      Research: “Odyssey” and “Iliad”
7.      Research: “Oedipus”
8.      Research: O’Neill, Eugene
9.      Research: “Oresteia”
10.  Research: Ornette
11.  Research: Philoctete
12.  Research: Plato
13.  Research: Rabelais
14.  Research: Riesman
15.  Research: Rodriguez, Millie
16.  Research: “Rogue’s March”
17.  Research: Rulfo, Juan
18.  Research: St. Thomas Aquinas
19.  Research: Salinger, J.D.
20.  Research: Samuel, Maurice
21.  Research: Silone
22.  Research: Shaw, George Bernard
23.  Research: Smith, Lillian
24.  Research: Steinbeck, John
25.  Research: Strindberg, August
26.  Research: Styron, William
27.  Research: Swift, Jonathan
28.  Research: “Theodore Hook”
29.  Research: Thucydides
30.  Research: Tomlinson, Swinnerton and Francis Brett Young
31.  Research: Troilus & Cressida
32.  Research: “Twelfth Night”
33.  Research: “Under the Volcano”
34.  Research: Vergil
35.  Research: “The Victims of Society”
36.  Research: Voltaire
37.  Research: Watts, Allan
38.  Research: ‘The Jerome Weidman File’
39.  Research: ‘Another Weidman File’
40.  Research: Wind, Edgar
41.  Research: World War I
 


BOX 26a
42.  Research: “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”
43.  Research: ‘Texts of Some Poems’
44.  Research: ‘Some Essays’
45.  Research: ‘Notes on Short Stories’
46.  Research: ‘Notes on Miscellaneous Essays’
47.  Research: Miscellaneous Book Lists
48.  Research: Library Catalog Cards
49.  Research: ‘American Autobiographies’
50.  Research: ‘Film Biographies’
51.  Research: ‘Bulgarian Writers’
52.  Research: ‘Jewish Writers’
53.  Research: 17th and 18th Century Course Notes
54.  Research: 18th Century Bibliography
55.  Research: 20th Century Reports
56.  Research: Twayne Series
57.  Research: Medieval Literature Notes
58.  Research: Quotations
59.  Research: The Joycian Court Publisher Series on Translated Works: Younger Romanian Poets
60.  Research: Miscellaneous

 

Series XIII: Correspondence
There is a significant amount of correspondence between Payne and his family and friends.  The bulk of it is from 1969-1986.  Some letters included photographs, which were placed in Box 34 Folder 1.  It is organized by date, with the exception of his father, fellow poets (Bob Cooperman, Shirley Powell, Allen Hoey and more) and a few organizations, which are filed by name or organization.

 

BOX 27
1.      Correspondence: 1943-1959 (includes letter from John)
2.      Correspondence: 1960 (Irish Hospital Sweepstakes tickets enclosed with correspondence from Emmaus Stigo)
3.      Correspondence: 1961-1962
4.      Correspondence: 1963-1965
5.      Correspondence: 1966 (includes birth announcement with enclosed charm)
6.      Correspondence: 1967
7.      Correspondence: 1968

 

BOX 27a
8.      Correspondence: 1969: Jan. – Aug.
9.      Correspondence: 1969: Sept. – Dec.
10.  Correspondence: 1970
11.  Correspondence: 1971


BOX 28
1.      Correspondence: 1972: Jan. – Jun.
2.      Correspondence: 1972: Jul. – Sept.
3.      Correspondence: 1972: Oct. – Dec.
4.      Correspondence: 1973: Jan. – Mar.

 

BOX 28a
5.      Correspondence: 1973: Apr. – Jun.
6.      Correspondence: 1973: Jul. – Aug.
7.      Correspondence: 1973: Sept. – Oct.
8.      Correspondence: 1973: Nov. – Dec.
 

BOX 29
1.      Correspondence: 1974: Jan. – Mar.
2.      Correspondence: 1974: Apr. – Jun.
3.      Correspondence: 1974: Jul. – Nov.
4.      Correspondence: 1974: Dec.
5.      Correspondence: Christmas 1974/1975
 

BOX 30
1.      Correspondence: 1975: Jan. – Feb.
2.      Correspondence: 1975: Mar. – Apr.
3.      Correspondence: 1975: May – Jul.
4.      Correspondence: 1975: Aug. – Sept.


BOX 30a
5.      Correspondence: 1975: Oct. – Nov.
6.      Correspondence: 1975: Dec.
7.      Correspondence: 1976: Jan. – Feb.

 

BOX 31
1.      Correspondence: 1976: Mar. - Apr.
2.      Correspondence: 1976: May - Jun.
3.      Correspondence: 1976: Jul. – Sept.
4.      Correspondence: 1976: Oct. – Dec.
 

BOX 31a
5.      Correspondence: 1977: Jan. – Mar.
6.      Correspondence: 1977: Apr. – Jun.
7.      Correspondence: 1977: Jul. – Sept.
8.      Correspondence: 1977: Oct. – Dec.
9.      Correspondence: 1977: water damaged
 

BOX 32
1.      Correspondence: 1978: Jan. – Mar.
2.      Correspondence: 1978: Apr. – Jun.
3.      Correspondence: 1978: Jul. – Sept.
4.      Correspondence: 1978: Oct. – Dec.
5.      Correspondence: 1978: water damaged
 

BOX 32a
6.      Correspondence: 1979: Jan. – Mar.
7.      Correspondence: 1979: Apr. – Jun.
8.      Correspondence: 1979: Jul. – Sept.
9.      Correspondence: 1979: Oct. – Dec.
10.  Correspondence: 1979: Christmas and earlier
11.  Correspondence: 1979: water damaged
 

BOX 32b
12.  Correspondence: 1980
13.  Correspondence: 1981
14.  Correspondence: 1982: Jan. – Mar.
15.  Correspondence: 1982: Apr. – Sept.
16.  Correspondence: 1982: Oct. – Dec.
 

BOX 32c
17.  Correspondence: 1983: Jan. – Jun.
18.  Correspondence: 1983: Jul. – Nov.
19.  Correspondence: 1983: Dec.
20.  Correspondence: 1984: Jan. – Mar.
 

BOX 32d
21.  Correspondence: 1984: Apr. – Jun.
22.  Correspondence: 1984: Jul. – Sept.
23.  Correspondence: 1984: Oct. – Dec.
24.  Correspondence: 1985: Jan. – Apr.
25.  Correspondence: 1985: May – Aug.

 

BOX 32e
26.  Correspondence: 1985: Sept. – Dec.
27.  Correspondence: 1986: Jan. – Apr.
28.  Correspondence: 1986: May – Oct.
29.  Correspondence: Undated: Folder 1

 

BOX 32f
30.  Correspondence: Undated: Folder 2
31.  Correspondence: Undated: Folder 3
32.  Correspondence: Addresses
33.  Correspondence: “Letters to Jim”
 

BOX 33
1.      Correspondence: Barone, Dennis
2.      Correspondence: Barone, Dennis – From John
3.      Correspondence: Congdon, Kirby (Interim Books)
4.      Correspondence: Cooperman, Bob
5.      Correspondence: Hoey, Allen (Banjo Press): 1975 – 77
6.      Correspondence: Hoey, Allen (Banjo Press): 1978-79
 

BOX 33a
7.      Correspondence: Holland, Barbara
8.      Correspondence: Powell, Shirley
9.      Correspondence: Tafoya, Al
10.  Correspondence: Avon Books
11.  Correspondence: Chapbook Foundation
12.  Correspondence: Collegedale Bindery
13.  Correspondence: The Galley Sail Review
14.  Correspondence: Quartet
15.  Correspondence: Transylvania College
16.  Correspondence: Twayne Publishers
 

BOX 33b
17.  Correspondence: Payne, Virgil F. (Payne’s father): 1962-1973 ( includes John’s birth certificate)
18.  Correspondence: Payne, Virgil F.: 1974-76
19.  Correspondence: Payne, Virgil F.: 1977-78 (includes memorial for Dorothy Payne)
20.  Correspondence: Payne, Virgil F.: 1979-81
21.  Correspondence: Letters to Virgil and Dorothy Payne from John: 1967-68
22.  Correspondence: Letters to Virgil and Dorothy Payne from John: 1969-72


BOX 33c
23.  Correspondence: Letters to Virgil and Dorothy Payne from John: 1973-75
24.  Correspondence: Letters to Virgil and Dorothy Payne from John: 1976
 

Series XIV: Photographs
A small collection of photographs, mostly of his nieces and nephews and various photographs that was included with correspondence.  Also included are some photographs taken in Italy.

 

BOX 34
1.      Photographs: Photographs enclosed with correspondence
2.      Photographs: Folder 1
3.      Photographs: Folder 2
4.      Photographs: Folder 3
5.      Photographs: Destry
6.      Photographs: Italy: Folder 1
7.      Photographs: Italy: Folder 2
 

Series XV: Visual Materials & Ephemera
This series includes several types of ephemera, including Gold Bond Stamps and accompanying booklets.  Gold Bond Stamps were a type of stamp given out at grocery stores, which were then pasted into books and traded in for different types of merchandise.  They became popular during the 1930’s and were around through the 1970’s.  Also included in the series are postage stamps and a few miscellaneous items such as the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes ticket (There is also 2 other tickets included with some correspondence in Box 27 Folder 2). This series also includes all of Payne’s own art work, mostly watercolors on small pieces of canvas board.  There is another box of art exhibit posters and postcards that Payne was invited to. 

 

THIN BOX 35
1.      Ephemera: Gold Bond Stamps
2.      Ephemera: Postage Stamps
3.      Ephemera: Post Cards, Stationary,
4.      Ephemera: Miscellaneous (includes an Irish Hospital Sweepstakes ticket, a matchbook from Wesson, ticket stubs from various theatres, and a plastic bag from Marlboro Bookshop)

 

FLAT BOX 35a
1.      Visual Materials: Payne’s Art Work
2.      Visual Materials: Art work by others

 

FLAT BOX 35b
1.      Visual Materials: Art Exhibit Posters/Postcards
 

THIN BOX 35c
1.      Visual Materials: Payne’s Art Work
 


Series XVI: Publications
There are various publications that did not contain any of Payne’s work, though many had published Payne in previous or subsequent issues.  All of these journals, chapbooks, etc. have been pulled from the collection and placed in either Contemporary Culture Collection or Rare Books Collection.  A few were pulled and discarded.  Please see list below for a list of titles and their location. The following is a list of publications that are directly related to Payne or his family and also includes a folder of catalogs that he kept.

 

BOX 36
1.      Publications: Peace Corp Volunteers (has an article on Dr. Virgil F. Payne and Dorothy Payne)
2.      Publications: The Tattler (National Federation of Federal Employees) – announces Dr. Virgil F. Payne’s (Payne’s father)  nomination
3.      Publications: Catalogs
4.      Publications: Miscellaneous
 


Series XVII: Supplies
This series includes supplies like letterhead paper and blank forms.  Also included are some owner’s manuals.

 

THIN BOX 37
1.      Supplies: Paper: Letterhead
2.      Supplies: Blank Avon Reports
3.      Miscellaneous: Owner’s Manuals

 

Series XVIII: Miscellaneous

 

CIRCULAR BOX 38
1.      Miscellaneous: Poster presented to Payne
               a.       “The East Lansing Society of Friends of John Payne Presents this gift in the spirit of deepest friendship” and is signed by the  
                          following people:

i.      Bob Wright
ii.      Fern Wright
iii.      Fred Reeve
iv.      Maude Shapiro
v.      Ken Macrorie
vi.      Milt Rokeach
vii.      Muriel Rokeach
viii.      Florence Hickok
ix.      Ben Hickok
x.      Nora Landmark
xi.      Dorothy Heilman
xii.      Art Heilman
xiii.      Maggie Kahn
xiv.      Larry Kahn
xv.      Thera Stovall
xvi.      Laura Strandness
xvii.      Ben Strandness
 

Processed by Holly Beth Wilson

July 2011

Books Added to (CCC) and (RARE) removed from the John Burnett Payne Papers
(June 2011)
(to CCC:)

 

Blair, Ed, 1909-1967.  Ed Blair: Poetry.  [N.Y., Ann Blair, 1968].

Brown, Robert T.  Hey There.  Poems …  [New York, Judith Graham Brown, 1977].

Cope, David.  Go [Poems].  [Grand Rapids, MI, Nada Press/Big Scream, c1977].

Creeley, Robert.  America.  [S.l.: s.n., n.d.]  Small broadside.

Dame, Enid.  Between Revolutions.  N.Y., Downtown Poets Co-op [c1977].

Davie, Donald.  A Sequence for Francis Parkman.  Hessle, Yorkshire, England,

            The Marvell Press, 1961.  “Listenbooks” … 33 1/3 rpm record included.

Duffany, Brett.  Until Telepathy. Abecedarian Properties of Relative Light.  Adams,

            New York, Dreambooks, 1976.

Giles, Dolores.  Arguello East & the Bluebird of Hackensack.  N.Y., The Poet’s

            Press [ c1973].  Inscribed to Payne by the author.

Hayn, Annette.  The Crossing.   The Poet’s Press, 1984. 

Hobson, Dale.  Nickelodeon. Twenty Poems … Potsdam, N.Y., Banjo Press [1976].

Hoey, Allen.  Evening in the Antipodes.  Potsdam, New York, Banjo Press [1977].

            Inscribed to John Burnett Payne by the author.

Holland, Barbara A. Autumn Wizard.  New York, The Poet’s Press [c1973].

Holland, Barbara A. Burrs.  N.Y., Grim Reaper Books [c1977].

Howard, Quentin R.  Tell Me No Sad Tale…but if you do don’t expect me to listen.

            Pikesville, KY, The Wind Press, 1976.

Lane, Ronnie M.  The Blue Quest & Other Poems.  [Grand Rapids, MI, Free Press,

            c1975].

McMahon, Michael  Ripening for Heaven.  [Grand Rapids, MI, Nada Press/Big Scream

            C1977].

Patler, Louis. (Ed. & Pub.)  Yanagi Three.  Mill Valley, CA, Patler, 1976.

Powell, Shirley, comp.  Womansong.  The Poet’s Press (#56) [N.Y., n.d.]. Poor

            Condition.

Rizzon, Bruce.  I am the Lonely Sea.  Poems…  [Grand Rapids, MI, Gearhead Press,

            c1976.]

Tafoya, Alfonso.  Confrontation at Calvary.  Pomeroy, Ohio, Carpenter Press, 1975.

            Inscribed to Payne by the author

 

(to RARE, Press Examples)

Glaze, Andrew.  A City.  Amherst, Mass., Ed Rayher  [n.d.].  One of 200 copies.

Trakl, Georg, 1887-1914.  Winter Night.  Translated by Allen Hoey.  Syracuse, N.Y.,

            Tamarack, 1983. One of 50 copies.  Inscribed by Hoey to John Payne.

 

Serial Issues Added to (CCC) removed from the John Burnett Payne Papers
(June 2011)

Ally.  A Poetry Journal.  1978.

ARX Magazine. Vol. 3, no. 5, September 1969.

Asterisk. (Pratt Institute)  Nos. 16 and 17.

Centering.  3.  Michigan State. 1977.

Dacotah Territory.  Nos. 1 and 2.  1971 and 1972.

Galley Sail Review, The. A Journal of Poetry.  Spring 1986.

Home Planet News.  Vol. 1, no. 1 (1979) and v. 4, no. 3 (1983).

Kauri.  No. 22.  September/October 1967.

Lace Review. A Magazine of Poetry and Prose.  No. 3, November 1969.

Loomings.  (No. 1) (1969) Commack High School South (Long Island, N.Y.)

Quartet.  Vol. 3, no. 22 (Spring 1968) and vol. 4, no. 26 (Spring 1969)

Smith, The.  Special issue/6.  (Poster)  (1966?)

Talisman (San Jose, CA) No. 12.  Winter 1957/Spring 1958.

Wind.  Vol. 6, no. 22, 1976.


John Burnett Payne’s Publications Located in
Temple University Paley Library Special Collections

Payne, John Burnett. “Arrestingly Like Sinclair Lewis.” ManRoot 6/7 Apr. 1972: 63. Print.

---. “At the Pierian Spring.” Abbey Nov. 1972. Print

---. At the Corner of Third Avenue and 14th Street. New York: Interim Books, 1970. Print.

---. “A Bullet Cracking Sharp in Londenderry Air.” Stonecloud 3/4 1974:59. Print.

---. “Chumley’s Windows.” Mondern Poetry Studies IV.3 1973:285-288. Print.

---. “Columbus Perhaps I Should Sooner Have Said Goodbye.” ManRoot 6/7 Apr. 1972: 62.

            Print.

---. “Emily and Walt, Walt and Emily.” Man-Root 6/7 Apr. 1972: 64-66. Print.

---. Emily and Walt, Walt and Emily. Providence, RI: The Poets Press, 2006. Print.

---. Ghosts Scare Tito Rosa: and Other Poems. Postdam, NY: Banjo Press, 1977. Print.

---. “The Hedge Wizard.” Man-Root 5 1971:82. Print.

---. “The Hero Has Turned to Pot.” The Small Pond Magazine 17 1969:22. Print.

---. “I Wonder About Henry’s Found Object.” The American Pen V. 4 Fall 1973: 63. Print.

---. “Missouri Summer, 1914.” Group 74: Poems from the New York Poet’s Cooperative

            1974: 58-60. Print.    

---. “My View of Jews in American Literature.” The American Zioinst Dec. 1971: 23-28. Print.

---. “Nashville, Nashville.” Baby John. 2 Sept. 1970: 17. Print.

---. “Sleeping First With Iseult.” Star-Web Paper 5 1974. Print.

---. “So Far As I Am Concerned.” Star-Web Paper 3 1973. Print.

---. “Tulip Zanzibar.” Baby John. 3 1972: 19-21. Print.

---. “We Move Bill, Within Our Own Zoos.” Weid: The Sensibility Revue. VIII.2.34

1972: 54-60. Print.