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John Burnett Payne Papers

Collection ID

SCRC 186

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Collection Summary

Title
John Burnett Payne Papers

Dates
1934-1986      

Collection ID
SCRC 186

Creator
Payne, John Burnett

Quantity
32 linear feet (63 boxes)        

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.

           

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

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, which Payne ultimately attended from 1935-1938.  In 1938, he enrolled in the University of Cincinnati, obtaining his master’s degree in English and American Literature.  In 1951, he moved to New York and began his teaching career at Pratt University.  He wrote a significant amount of poetry, and published much 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 1970s with Kirby Congdon and Interim Books.

Payne 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 named Julie Friedhof, which was also not published.  In addition to writing and publishing his own poetry, he worked as a reader for Lancer Books and Avon Books.  During the 1960s and 1970s, Payne also wrote book reviews for the Alton Democrat, a daily newspaper in Iowa.  He was part of the New York Poets’ Cooperative and appeared at poetry readings throughout New York City.  He was active in the poetry scene until he died in 1986.    

Description of Collection

This collection contains a significant amount of correspondence, verse, many of Payne’s publications, and his numerous book reviews with Avon Books. Also included are financial records, photographs, artwork and ephemera, and other records. The collection also includes a carbon typescript of a pulp fiction novel “The Wicked and the Warped,” possibly written by Payne under the name of Max Alth. 

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 16 series as follows:

Series 1: Reports, 1967-1985
Series 2: Manuscripts and verse, 1931-1986
Series 3: Publications: Payne’s, 1967-1989
Series 4: Publications: Published poems, 1966-1978
Series 5: Publications: Book reviews, 1968-1971
Series 6: Activities, 1967-1986
Series 7: Manuscripts: Other authors, 1959-1986
Series 8: Financial, 1950-1986
Series 9: Education/employment, 1931-1970
Series 10: Personal, 1943-1986
Series 11: Research, 1939-1986
Series 12: Correspondence, 1943-1986
Series 13: Photographs, 1947-1986
Series 14: Artwork and ephemera, 1960-1986
Series 15: Magazines and journals, 1957-1986
Series 16: Supplies, undated
 

Series 1: Reports, contains 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 are from 1979-1984.

Series 2: Manuscripts and verse. This series includes two unpublished manuscripts by Payne: a biography of Daniel Fuchs and a novel about a character named Julie Friedhof.  There is also a significant amount of Payne’s poetry.  It includes the typescript to the pulp fiction novel The Wicked and the Warped by Max Alth, which may have been written by Payne.  The Special Collections Research Center holds the published book. 

Series 3: Publications: Payne’s, includes copies of Payne’s poetry as published in various journals.  Some folders contain the original journal which was original to the collection.  The series also contains photocopies of poems from journals found in the Contemporary Culture Collection of the SCRC.  The processor made photocopies and added them to the collection. 

Series 4: Publications: Published poems, contains drafts of poems that Payne indicates were published.

Series 5: Publications: Book reviews, includes book reviews Payne wrote for the Alton Democrat, an Iowa daily newspaper.  It also includes a few book reviews with no indication as to who published it.

Series 6: Activities, includes records related to Payne’s poetry readings from 1967-1986.  Included are flyers promoting the events and Payne’s personal notes about the events, including which poems he planned to read.

Series 7: Manuscripts, Other authors, contains verse, articles, book reviews by other authors, including friends of Payne.  There is a significant amount of poems by Bob Cooperman and Dennis Barone.  It is arranged alphabetically.

Series 8: Financial, includes Payne’s financial materials, income, 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.  Also included are Payne’s own lists of income (dates and sources) from 1966-1986.

Series 9: Education/employment, includes materials from Payne’s education beginning with 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.  In 1951 he began teaching at Pratt Institute, and this series includes Payne’s notes and syllabi for his classes.

Series 10: Personal, includes personal notes: some specific to certain writings, others with no clear association.

Series 11: Research, contains information collected by Payne about various authors and stories.  Some of the research was for personal use and some of it was for possible publication.  This series is arranged in alphabetical order based on what Payne titled his folder, so authors are interspersed with story titles.

Series 12: Correspondence, contains correspondence between Payne and his family and friends.  The bulk is from 1969-1986.  Some letters include photographs, which have been removed to the Photographs series.  This series is organized by date, with the exception of correspondence with his father, fellow poets (Bob Cooperman, Shirley Powell, Allen Hoey and more) and a few organizations, which are filed by name or organization.

Series 13: Photographs, contains photographs mostly of Payne’s nieces and nephews and various photographs that were included with correspondence.  Also included are some photographs taken in Italy.

Series 14: Artwork and ephemera, 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 1930s and were around through the 1970s.  Also included in the series are postage stamps and a few miscellaneous items such as the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes ticket. This series also includes Payne’s own artwork, mostly watercolors on small pieces of canvas board.  There is also one box of art exhibit posters and postcards for events that Payne was invited to. Also included is a poster presented to Payne by the East Lansing Society of John Payne.

Series 15: Magazines and journals, contains various publications that do not contain any of Payne’s work, though many published his work in previous or subsequent issues. 

Series 16: Supplies, includes supplies like letterhead paper and blank forms.  Also included are some owner’s manuals.

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991030041029703811

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Condition Note

Some materials in Series 12: Correspondence, have water damage, and are marked in the inventory.

Publication and Copyright Information

The John Burnett Payne Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], John Burnett Payne Papers, SCRC 186, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dennis Barone in 1987.

Separated Material

Many books, journals, and chapbooks originally contained within this collection have been removed and cataloged separately. See Appendix A, or individual catalog records in Diamond, Temple University’s online library catalog.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in July 2011 by Holly Wilson, Special Collections/Reference Librarian. Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in December 2015 by Holly Wilson.

           

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:
Barone, Dennis
Cooperman, Bob
Fuchs, Daniel, 1934-
Payne, John Burnett

Corporate Names:
New York Poets' Cooperative

Subjects:
Authors, American -- 20th century
Poets, American -- 20th century
Mental illness

Places:
New York (N.Y.)

Material Types:
Attendance records
Books
Clippings
Correspondence
Diaries
Directories
Drawings
Ephemera
Etchings
Financial records
Floppy disks
Ledgers (account books)
Legal documents
Mailing lists
Manuscripts
Membership lists
Minutes
Negatives
Newsletters
Objects
Paintings
Periodicals
Photocopies
Photographs
Playbills
Poems
Posters 
Press releases
Proofs
Publications
Reports
School records
 

Inventory

Series 1: Reports, 1967-1985

Series 1: Reports, contains 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 are from 1979-1984.

1          1          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          1967-1977
1          2          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          July-September 1979
1          3          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          October-December 1979
1          4          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          January-March 1980
1          5          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          April-June 1980
1          6          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          July-September 1980
2          1          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          October-December 1980
2          2          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          June-July 1981
2          3          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          August-September 1981
2          4          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          October-December 1981
2          5          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          June-September 1982
2          6          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          October-December 1982
3          1          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          January-March 1983
3          2          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          April-July 1983
3          3          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          August-December 1983
3          4          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          January-March 1984
3          5          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          April-June 1984
3          6          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          July-September 1984
3          7          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          October-December 1984
3          8          Avon Books Reader’s Reports          1985
3          9          Book of the Month Club          undated
3          10          Reports: Avon          undated

 

Series 2: Manuscripts and verse, 1931-1986

Series 2: Manuscripts and verse. This series includes two unpublished manuscripts by Payne: a biography of Daniel Fuchs and a novel about a character named Julie Friedhof.  There is also a significant amount of Payne’s poetry.  It includes the typescript to the pulp fiction novel The Wicked and the Warped by Max Alth, which may have been written by Payne.  The Special Collections Research Center holds the published book. 

4          1          Daniel Fuchs: Fuchs Bibliography          1931-1962
4          2          Daniel Fuchs: Research          1966-1972
4          3          Daniel Fuchs: Reviews about Fuch’s          1961
4          4          Daniel Fuchs: Reviews written by Fuch’s          1982
4          5          Daniel Fuchs: Material on Fuch’s          1964
4          6          Daniel Fuchs: Correspondence with Fuch’s          1966-1967
4          7          Daniel Fuchs: Correspondence re: Fuch’s          1965-1970
4          8          Daniel Fuchs: Klinger and Fuch’s (includes a 1965 MLA Style Sheet Book)          1965-1966
4          9          Daniel Fuchs: “Give Hollywood a Chance”          1938
4          10          Daniel Fuchs: “Homage to Blenholt”          1967
4          11          Daniel Fuchs: “Love in Brooklyn”          undated
4          12          Daniel Fuchs: “Low Company”          undated
5          1          Daniel Fuchs: “Roused from Sleep”          undated
5          2          Daniel Fuchs: “Summer in Williamsburg”          undated
5          3          Daniel Fuchs: “The Village By the Sea”           undated
5          4          Daniel Fuchs: “The Woman in Buffalo”          1939
5          5          Daniel Fuchs: Publications: Commentary, Dimensions and The Griffin          1948-1969
5          6          Daniel Fuchs: Miscellaneous          1962-1967
5          7          Daniel Fuchs: Book Reviews by Payne: Collier’s          1938-1940
5          8          Daniel Fuchs: Book Reviews by Payne: New Yorker          1937-1940
5          9          Daniel Fuchs: Book Reviews by Payne: Various Magazines          1931-1939
6          1          Julie Friedhof: Typescript-Folder 1          undated
6          2          Julie Friedhof: Typescript-Folder 2          undated
6          3          Julie Friedhof: Typescript-Folder 3          undated
6          4          Julie Friedhof: Typescript-Folder 4          undated
6          5          Julie Friedhof: Typescript-Folder 5          undated
6          6          Julie Friedhof: Typescript-Folder 6          undated
6          7          Julie Friedhof: Typescript-Folder 7          undated
7          1          Julie Friedhof: Typescript-Folder 8          1956
7          2          Julie Friedhof: Typescript-Folder 9          undated
7          3          Julie Friedhof: Research/Notes-Folder 1          1956
7          4          Julie Friedhof: Research/Notes-Folder 2          undated
7          5          Julie Friedhof: Research/Notes-Folder 3          undated
7          6          Julie Friedhof: Research/Notes-Folder 4          1954-1955
7          7          Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Peter          1954
7          8          Julie Friedhof: Miscellaneous          1955-1956
7a          1          Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Sylvan Schendler          1951
7a          2          Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Sylvan Schendler          1952
7a          3          Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Sylvan Schendler          1953
7a          4          Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Sylvan Schendler          1954
7a          5          Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Sylvan Schendler          1955
7a          6          Julie Friedhof: Correspondence with Sylvan Schendler          1956
8          1          Short Stories, Writings          undated
8          2          “Also Known as John Cherry”          1978-1979
8          3          “Don’t Cry Joe” and “The Larcenous Heart”          undated
8          4          “A Quiet Evening at Basement East”          undated
8          5          “Allie Lawford’s Woman”          undated
8          6          “Three Parts from the ‘Peeping Tom’ material” (From a Short Story Writing Class John took at an Adult Education Class)          1984
8          7          “Pre American P.E.N.” (poetry journal)          1978
8          8          “Post American P.E.N.”          1978
8          9          Miscellaneous Writings          undated
9          1          The Wicked and the Warped by Max Alth: Carbon typescript: Folder 1          1955
9          2          The Wicked and the Warped by Max Alth: Carbon typescript: Folder 2          1955
9          3          The Wicked and the Warped by Max Alth: Chapters 1-4          1955
9          4          The Wicked and the Warped by Max Alth: Repros          1955
9          5          The Wicked and the Warped by Max Alth: Legal Agreement between Payne and Woodford Press, 1955.
10          1          Unidentified writings, Folder 1          undated
10          2          Unidentified writings, Folder 2          undated
10          3          Unidentified writings, Folder 3          undated
10          4          Unidentified writings, Folder 4          undated
10          5          Unidentified writings, Folder 5          undated
10          6          Unidentified writings, Folder 6          undated
11          1          Unidentified writings, Folder 7          undated
11          2          Unidentified writings, Folder 8          undated
11          3          Unidentified writings, Folder 9          undated
11          4          Unidentified writings, Folder 10          1967
11          5          9 Poems          undated
11          6          30 Poems          undated
11          7          “There’s a Woefully Intime Little Bistro”          undated
11          8          “Summer Count”          undated
11          9          “A Game Maker Must Allow”          undated
11          10          “A Book of Numbers, a Number of Books”          1986
11          11          “Shaman, Shaman”          1969
11a          1          “Sometimes it is Touch and Go”          1967
11a          2          “Emily Post Came Calling”          undated
11a          3          “Sometimes a Name”          1967
11a          4          With Environmental as a Metaphor: Williamsburg Poems          undated
11a          5          “Rosa Will Walk Increasingly With Pride”          1984
11a          6          “Some of My Poems” Folder 1 (see Box 12 for Folder 2)          1967
11a          7          “Some of My Poems” Folder 3          1969
11a          8          “Newer Poems; Poems being Revised, etc.”          undated
11a          9          CAPS submission          1972-1976
11a          10          “City Lights Submission”          1971-1972
11a          11          Pittsburgh Competition          1973
11a          12          Miscellaneous: removed from correspondence          undated
11a          13          “Record of Poems of Mine: Individuals to Whom Mailed…”          1967-1978
12          1          “Some of My Poems” Folder 2 (see Box 11a for Folder 6)          1963-1969
12          2          “A Single Shot to Kill the Bare”          1966-1979
12          3          “Leper Colony”          1967-1968
12          4          “Parents, Willy and Otherwise”          1967
12          5          “In Rose Hill Where I Live”          1967-1975
12          6          “Job Description”          undated
12          7          “Native Dancers Sequence”          1968-1975
12          8          “Wound and Bow”          undated
12          9          Juniper Submission          1974
12          10          Swallow Press Submission          1971-1972
12          11          Material Sent to Poet’s Press          undated

 

Series 3: Publications: Payne’s, 1967-1989

Series 3: Publications: Payne’s, includes copies of Payne’s poetry as published in various journals.  Some folders contain the original journal which was original to the collection.  The series also contains photocopies of poems from journals found in the Contemporary Culture Collection of the SCRC.  The processor made photocopies and added them to the collection. 

13          1          The 42nd Street Trip: Summer #21          1975
13          2          Abbey: (photocopy, not original to collection)          November 1972
13          3          Ally: Volume 1 No 3          Summer 1974
13          4          The American Pen: (photocopy not original to the collection) Fall 1973 Vol. V: 4; Winter 1974 Vol. VI:1, Spring 1975 Vol. VII:2          1973-1975
13          5          The American Zionist: “My View of Jews in American Literature” (several of his own typewritten copies, one photocopy not original to the collection)          December 1971
13          6          At the Corner of Third Avenue and 14th St.-chapbook (another copy can be found in Contemporary Culture Collection)          1970
13          7          ARX: Vol. III No. 6          October 1969
13          8          Baby John: (photocopies, not original to the collection): #2 September 1970; #5          November 1972
13          9          Blackbird Circle: No. 4          Spring 1973
13          10          Charas: 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.); Charas 6 Vol. III No. 2 (1973)          1972-1973
13          11          The Crier of Florence: Vol. II No. 3          December 1967
13          12          Dodecca: Vol. II No. 1          January 1976
13          13          Dogsoldier: 3          1975
13          14          Egg: Vol. I No. 2          Spring 1973
13          15          Emily and Walt, Walt and Emily (photocopy, not original to the collection) Physical copy can be found in Contemporary Culture Collection          2006
13          16          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.)          1983-1987
13          17          Ghosts Scare Tito Rosa-chapbook          1977
13          18          Group 74: Poems from the New York Poet’s Cooperative          1974
13a          1          Home Planet News: Vol. 1 No. 3 1979; No. 25 1988; No. 27 1989          1979-1989
13a          2          Imagerie, Issue 1          1981
13a          3          Kauri, 23: November/December 1967; 24: January/February 1968; 25           March/April 1968          1967-1968
13a          4          The Lake Superior Review: Vol. 4 No. 1          Summer 1973
13a          5          Lynx: Vol. 2 No. 1          Summer 1975
13a          6          Manroot: #5, #6/7, #9          1971-1973
13a          7          Modern Poetry Studies: Vol. IV No. 3          Winter 1973
13a          8          Mouth of the Dragon: No. 8          March 1976
13a          9          The Nantucket Review: No. 4          May 1975
13a          10          New Leaves Review: No. 6, No. 7, No. 10, No. 12          1983-1984
13b          1          Perspectives          Spring 1974
13b          2          Phoebe          1975
13b          3          A Poetry Mag: February 1982 No. 1; August/November 1982 No. ¾          1982                                                                                                                                                               13b          4          Poets of Gansevoort Pier: September 1968 Vol. 1 No. 1 (2 copies); November 1968 Vol. 1 No. 2 (3 copies); January 1969 Vol. 1 No. 3 (4 copies); April 1969 Vol. 1 No. 4 (3 copies); September 1969 Vol. 1 No. 5 (1 copy)          1968-1969
13b          5          The Small Pond Magazine of Literature No. 17          Fall 1969
13b          6          Softball No. 3          1971
13b          7          Speculum,          1975                                                     
13b          8          Star Web Paper, Autumn 1973 No. 3, 1974 No. 5 (photocopy, not original to collection)          1973-1974

13b          9          Stonecloud, Nos. 3 & 4          1974
13b          10          Tamarisk, Vol. II No. 2          Summer 1978
13c          1          "Tell Me You Love Me, Con Edison" chapbook published by Great Jones Printing Company          1972
13c          2          The Transylvanian, Vol. 82 No. 2          Winter 1975
13c          3          Tristan in Triumph          1976

13c          4          The Voyeur, September 1975 Vol. 1 No. 10, December 1975 Vol. 1 No. 13, February 1976 Vol. 2 No. 2 August 1976 Vol. 2 No.8          1975-1976
13c          5          Weid, Vol. VIII No. 2 Whole Number 34 (photocopy not original to collection          1972
13c          6          Wind, Spring 1973 No. 7, 1973 No. 10, 1977 Vol. 7 No. 25, 1981 Vol. 11 No.40, 1982 Vol. 12 No. 46          1973-1982
                                                   

Series 4: Publications: Published poems, 1966-1978
 

Series 4: Publications: Published poems, contains drafts of poems that Payne indicates were published.

13c          7          Dallas, Memphis, Nashville and Mobile” published in Galley Sail Review          1973
13c          8          “His Eye is On the Shifting Landscape” published in Poems of the People          1970
13c          9          “Taxed by April, Eliot” published in Runcible Spoon          1969
13c          10          Bibliography          1966-1978

 

 

Series 5: Publications: Book reviews, 1968-1971

Series 5: Publications: Book reviews, includes book reviews Payne wrote for the Alton Democrat, an Iowa daily newspaper.  It also includes a few book reviews with no indication as to who published it.

14          1          Alton Democrat: “American Song” by Paul Engle          Thursday June 19, 1969
14          2          Alton Democrat: “American Indian Mythology” by Alice Marriott and Carol K. Rachlin           Thursday December 12, 1968
14          3          Alton Democrat: “The Beach Umbrella” by Cyrus Colter           Thursday December 31, 1970
14          4          Alton Democrat: “A Burnt-Out Case” by Graham Greene          undated
14          5          Alton Democrat: “Couples” by John Updike          Thursday February 18, 1971
14          6          Alton Democrat: “Dangerous Corner” by Maurice Vlaminck           Thursday October 22, 1970
14          7          Alton Democrat: “The Erasers” by Alain Robbe-Grillet           Thursday December 11, 1969
14          8          Alton Democrat: “An Exile” by Madison Jones          Thursday May 30, 1968
14          9          Alton Democrat: “The Fish Can Sing” by Halldor Laxness           Thursday July 24, 1969
14          10          Alton Democrat: “The Folks” by Ruth Suckow          Thursday January 16, 1969
14          11          Alton Democrat: “The Funco File” by Burt Cole          Thursday April 16, 1970
14          12          Alton Democrat: “The Greening of America” by Charles A. Reich          Thursday February 25, 1971
14          13          Alton Democrat: “The Guggenheim’s and the American Dream” by Edwin P. Hoyt          Thursday July 25, 1968
14          14          Alton Democrat: “A Hall of Mirrors” by Robert Stone          Thursday November 21, 1968
14          15          Alton Democrat: “Hang-Up” by Sam Ross          Thursday February 8, 1968
14          16          Alton Democrat: “The Harmless People” by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas          Thursday December 25, 1969
14          17          Alton Democrat: “Hellhole” by Sara Harris          Thursday March 27, 1969
14          18          Alton Democrat: “The Hole in Zero” by M.K. Joseph          Thursday April 25, 1968
14          19          Alton Democrat: “In Orbit” by Wright Morris          Thursday January 23, 1969
14          20          Alton Democrat: “In This Sign” by Joanne Greenberg          Thursday July 8, 1971
14          21          Alton Democrat: “The Keeper of Antiquities” by Yury Dombrovsky          Thursday September 18, 1969
14          22          Alton Democrat: “The Kramer Girls” by Ruth Suckow          Thursday July 11, 1968
14          23          Alton Democrat: “Leafy Rivers” by Jessamyn West          Thursday October 2, 1969
14          24          Alton Democrat: “Man of Earth” by Maggi Lidchi          Thursday June 17, 1971
14          25          Alton Democrat: “A Maze of Death” by Philip Dick           Thursday October 1, 1970
14          26          Alton Democrat: “Meyer Meyer” by Helen Hudson          Thursday October 24, 1968
14          27          Alton Democrat: “Moving On” by Larry McMurty          Thursday September 10, 1970
14          28          Alton Democrat: “The Nice and the Good” by Iris Murdoch          1967                                                                                                                                                              14a          1          Alton Democrat: “Picasso and His Friends” by Fernande Oliver          Thursday May 13, 1971
14a          2          Alton Democrat: “Poverty: America’s Enduring Paradox” by Sidney Lens          Thursday February 20, 1969
14a          3          Alton Democrat: “Rafferty & Co.” by Betty Wahl           Thursday January 1, 1970
14a          4          Alton Democrat: “Real People” by Alison Lurie          Thursday March 19, 1970
14a          5          Alton Democrat: “Red Sky at Morning” by Richard Bradford          Thursday July 4, 1968

14a          6          Book Reviews: Alton Democrat: “Report on Probability” by Brian W. Aldiss          Thursday August 20, 1970
14a          7          Alton Democrat: “Strange Harp, Strange Symphony” by John Walsh          Thursday August 22, 1968
14a          8          Alton Democrat: “The Three Suitors” by Richard Jones          Thursday March 14, 1968
14a          9          Quartet Vol. 3, No. 24          Fall 1968
14a          10          Small Press Review (photocopy, not original to collection): Vol. 3 No. 1          1976
14a          11          Miscellaneous          undated

Series 6: Activities, 1967-1986

Series 6: Activities, includes records related to Payne’s poetry readings from 1967-1986.  Included are flyers promoting the events and Payne’s personal notes about the events, including which poems he planned to read.

15          1          Poetry Readings: Gansevoort Pier          1967
15          2          Poetry Readings: WYNC          January 17, 1969
15          3          Poetry Readings          October 23, 1969
15          4          Poetry Readings: Voice Media          December 22, 1969
15          5          Poetry Readings          March 26, 1970
15          6          Poetry Readings: Co-op Reading          May 7, 1970
15          7          Poetry Readings: Emilie Glen          September 1, 1970
15          8          Poetry Readings: Mainstream Reading          September 12, 1970
15          9          Poetry Readings: Co-op Reading          November 5, 1970
15          10          Poetry Readings: Bronx Reading          December 16, 1970
15          11          Poetry Readings: Hilly’s on the Bowery          February 20, 1971
15          12          Poetry Readings: Human Planet Reading          October 5, 1971
15          13          Poetry Readings          November 3, 1971
15          14          Poetry Readings, Jean Cocteau Theatre          November 14, 1971
15          15          Poetry Readings, The Bankside          November 23, 1971
15          16          Poetry Readings: East Manhattan School          April 2, 1972
15          17          Poetry Readings: (with R. Samitz)          December 11, 1972
15          18          Poetry Readings: Transylvania Reading          March 27, 1973
15          19          Poetry Readings:: “The Basement” (referring to Payne’s apartment at Basement East)          May 31, 1973
15          20          Poetry Readings: St. Marks          April 15, 1974
15          21          Poetry Readings: The Book Gallery          May 14, 1975
15          22          Poetry Readings: The Voyeur          April 9, 1976
15          23          Poetry Readings: Co-op Reading          June 6, 1976
15          24          Poetry Readings:: loft of Rick Moore and Rose Auslander (reading with Allen Hoey)          August 19, 1977
15          25          Poetry Readings: Donnell Library Center (reading with Shirley Powell)          September 26, 1977
15          26          Poetry Readings: St. Clements (reading with Allen Hoey)          October 10, 1977
15          27          Poetry Readings: Cedar Tavern (reading with Barbara Holland)          November 20, 1977
15          28          Poetry Readings: Library & Museum of Performing Arts          December 7, 1977
15          29          Poetry Readings: the “space” of Armen Kachaturian and Serene Oakley          December 30, 1977
15          30          Poetry Readings: Book Friends          March 7, 1978
15          31          Poetry Readings: Book Friends (reading with Allen Hoey)          July 18, 1978
15          32          Poetry Readings:: “Fourth Floor Studio” of Rose Auslander and Rick Moore: Payne’s 60th Birthday Party Poetry Reading          February 10, 1979
15          33          Poetry Readings: Some Place Nice          June 2, 1980
15          34          Poetry Readings: Jefferson Market Library          February 19, 1983
15          35          Poetry Readings: Neither/Nor          June 17, 1986
15          36          Poetry Readings: Green Fields          September 24, 1986
15          37          Poetry Readings: Home Planet News          undated
15          38          Poetry Readings: New York Poet’s Cooperative (includes readings, address lists of members, correspondence and meeting minutes)          1969-1976
15          39          Poetry Readings: Other Poets          1969-1982
15          40          Poetry Readings: Miscellaneous          1972
15          41          10th St.          undated

Series 7: Manuscripts: Other authors, 1959-1986

Series 7: Manuscripts, Other authors, contains verse, articles, book reviews by other authors, including friends of Payne.  There is a significant amount of poems by Bob Cooperman and Dennis Barone.  It is arranged alphabetically.

16          1         Arlen, Michael J.          1970
16          2          Atlas, James          1986
16          3          Auslander, Rose and Ricky Moore (Ricky Moore is Payne’s nephew)          1984
16          4          Bailey, Anthony          1967
16          5          Balliet, Whitney          1985
16          6          Barone, Dennis          1976-1985
16          7          Boone, Bruce          undated
16          8          Breytenbach, Breyten          1984
16          9          Brown, Daniel W.          undated
16          10          Buchan, Perdita          1969
16          11          Cameron, Douglas (several short stories)          1983
16          12          Coffin, Robert P. Tristram          undated
16          13          Cooperman, Bob          1974-1976
16          14          Concepcion, Eve          1974
16          15          Cox, Maggie          1976
16          16          Dame, Enid          1983
16          17          Drexler, Rosalyn          undated
16          18          Drucker, Joe          1976
16          19          Farina, Richard          undated
16          20          Ferry, Bettina          1967
16          21          Fixel, Michael          1976-1977
16          22          French, Julianne (there are also some poems of hers in Box 17, Folder 17 “Poems by Friends of Mine”)          1973-1978
16          23          Gallagher, Tess          1985
16          24          Gold, Herbert          undated
16          25          Hardwick, Elizabeth          1969
16          26          Harris, Jane          1975
16          27          Haukeness, Helen          undated
16          28          Hobbs, Ronald          1970
16          29          Hogan, Michael          1979
16          30          Hoey, Allen          1979
16          31          Isaac, Dan          1968-1970
16          32          Krim, Seymour          1970
16          33          Marshall, Jack          1967
16          34          Mason, Bobbie Ann          1985
16          35          McPhee, John          1967
16          36          Montgomery, David          1983
16          37          Morris, Wright          1970-1981
16          38          Moss, Susan          1967-1968
17          1          Pollack, Jackson          1967
17          2          Powell, Shirley          1975-1978
17          3          Pritchard, Stanford K. (“The Whole Cloth”)          1977
17          4          Putnam, Phelps          undated
17          5          Rashbaum, Burt          1973
17          6          Resnick, Carole          undated
17          7          Rohen, Dav          1966
17          8          Rosenberg, Harold          1968-1969
17          9          Ryan, Geoffrey C.          1975
17          10          Samet, Steven          1968
17          11          Sexton, Anne          1968
17          12          Shoumatoff, Alex          1986
17          13          Schulz, Max F. (typescript of “Radical Sophistication: Studies in Contemporary Jewish-American Novelists”)          undated
17          14          Singer, I.B.          1968-1970
17          15          Singleton, B.          undated
17          16          Sontag, Susan          1973
17          17          Tafoya, Al          1973-1975
17          18          “Poems By People I Know”          undated
17          19          “Poems By Friends of Mine”          1967-1968
17          20          “Short Stories” (synopses of some short stories          undated
17          21          Unknown          1973
17          22          Miscellaneous          1965-1979
17          23          Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles          1959-1984

Series 8: Financial, 1950-1986

Series 8: Financial, includes Payne’s financial materials, income, 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.  Also included are Payne’s own lists of income (dates and sources) from 1966-1986.

18          1          Correspondence          1952
18          2          Bills          1983-1984
18          3          Bellevue Hospital statements          1982-1986
18          4          Apartment leases          1966-1983
18          5          ‘Lancer Books; readings          1968-1971
18          6          Tax returns          1952-1956
18          7          Tax returns          1965
18          8          Tax returns          1966
18          9          Tax returns          1967
18          10          Tax returns          1968
18          11          Tax returns          1969
18          12          Tax returns          1970
18          13          Tax returns          1971
18          14          Tax returns          1976
18          15          Tax returns          1977
18          16          Tax returns          1978
18          17          Tax returns          1979
18          18          Tax returns          1980
18          19          Tax returns          1981
18          20          Tax Collections, Liens          1972-1983         
18          21          Miscellaneous          1950-1955
19          1          Income: Sources          1966
19          2          Income: Sources          1967
19          3          Income: Sources          1968
19          4          Income: Sources          1969
19          5          Income: Sources          1970
19          6          Income: Sources          1971
19          7          Income: Sources          1972
19          8          Income: Sources          1973
19          9          Income: Sources          1974
19          10          Income: Sources          1975
19          11          Income: Sources          1976
19          12          Income: Sources          1977
19          13          Income: Sources          1978
19          14          Income: Sources          1979
19          15          Income: Sources          1980
19          16          Income: Sources          1981
19          17          Income: Sources          1982
19          18          Income: Sources          1983
19          19          Income: Sources          1984
19          20          Income: Sources          1985

19          21          Income: Sources          1986

 

Series 9: Education/employment, 1931-1970

Series 9: Education/employment, includes materials from Payne’s education beginning with 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.  In 1951 he began teaching at Pratt Institute, and this series includes Payne’s notes and syllabi for his classes.

20          1          Fayette County Public School-Elementary          May 22, 1931
20          2          Bryan Station High School: cumulative reading records: 1933-1935
20          3          Bryan Station High School: photograph and commencement booklet          1935
20          4          Papers from Cincinnati, Madison, Michigan State-Folder 1          undated
20          5          Papers from Cincinnati, Madison, Michigan State-Folder 2          1946-1950
20          6          Alpha Lambda Tau certificate          March 22, 1937
20          7          University of Cincinnati: essays/assignments          1938-1950
20          8          University of Cincinnati: commencement catalog          June 9, 1939
20          9          University of Michigan: transcripts          undated
20          10          Transylvania College          1965-1970
20          11          Some course ideas          1965
20a          1          Pratt Institute: correspondence          1956-1963
20a          2          Pratt Institute: “Friday Class” (English 701E)          1956
20a          3          Pratt Institute: “The Art Review Writing Class” (Analytical and Critical Art Writing-English 470E)          1964
20a          4          Pratt Institute: book lists          1962-1963
20a          5          Pratt Institute: exams          1962-1963
20a          6          Pratt Institute: syllabi          1958-1964
20a          7          Pratt Institute: publications: Rationale          1963
20a          8          Pratt Institute: weber          1962-1965
20a          9          Pratt Institute: miscellaneous          1959-1963

 

Series 10: Personal, 1943-1986

Series 10: Personal, includes personal notes: some specific to certain writings, others with no clear association.

21          1          Notes: “Engage, Notes, etc.”          1966
21          2          Notes: “Closed Field, etc.”          1962
21          3          Notes: “Rough drafts for the ‘Easily Consoled Widow’ paper”          undated
21          4          Notes: “Notes on the Exit, etc.”          1966
21          5          Notes: “To The Forum”          1966-1967
21          6          Notes: “The Bellevue Notes/Observations, etc.”           April 23-May 2, 1980
21          7          Notes: “Notes from the Week at Bellevue”          November 5-November 21, 1981
21          8          Notes: Folder 1          1981-1982
22          1          Notes: Folder 2          1967-1982
22          2          Notes: Folder 3          1978-1986
22          3          Notes: Folder 4          1954
22          4          Notes: Folder 5          1943-1983
23          1          Notes: Folder 6          1953
23          2          Dated Diary Entries: Folder 1          1967-1982
23          3          Dated Diary Entries: Folder 2          1953-1966
23          4          "Books Given in 1982"          1981-1982
23          5          "Books Given in 1983"          1982-1983
23          6          "Books Mailed"          1972-1979
23          7          "Possible Book Titles for Transylvania"          undated                              23a          1          Gordon Gray (a eulogy for his friend Gordon Gray)          1970
23a          2          Virgil F. Payne’s Will          1981
23a          3          “For John Payne”          undated
23a          4          Memorial for Payne (held at Vineyard Theatre)          Saturday January 17, 1987    
23a          5          “Some Unfinished Business”          1964
23a          6          “Some Tentative Statements”          undated
23a          7          Miscellaneous          1973-1984

 

Series 11: Research, circa 1939-1986

Series 11: Research, contains information collected by Payne about various authors and stories.  Some of the research was for personal use and some of it was for possible publication.  This series is arranged in alphabetical order based on what Payne titled his folder, so authors are interspersed with story titles.

24          1          “The Age of Reason”          undated
24          2          “All Quiet on the Western Front”          undated
24          3          “The Analects of Confucius”          undated
24          4          Aristotle          undated
24          5          Arlington          undated
24          6          “The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt”          undated
24          7          Baldwin, James          undated
24          8          Barrett, William          undated
24          9          Beatty and Johnson          undated
24          10          Beckett, Samuel          undated
24          11          Bishop, John Peale          undated
24          12          Boccaccio          undated
24          13          Bowra, C.W.          undated
24          14          Brinton          undated
24          15          Brown, Norman O.          undated
24          16          “The Cabinet Minister”          undated
24          17          Cellini          undated
24          18          Cervantes          undated
24          19          Chaucer          undated  
24          20          Chekov          undated
24          21          “Conduct is Fate”          undated
24          22          Conrad          undated
24          23          Coriolanus          undated
24          24          “Crime and Punishment”          undated
24          25          Descartes          undated
24          26          De Tocqueville, Alexis          undated
24          27          Dante          undated
24          28          Dewey, John          undated
24          29          Dickens, Charles          undated
24          30          Discourses of Keidansky, etc.          undated
24          31          Dostoyevsky          undated
24          32          Ernst, Jimmy-Folder 1          1963-1966
25          1          Ernst, Jimmy-Folder 2          1964-1965
25          2          Eliot, George          undated
25          3          Eliot, T.S.          undated
25          4          Esslin, Martin “Theatre of the Absurd”          undated
25          5          F.D.R.          undated
25          6          Flaubert          undated
25          7          Freud          undated
25          8          Genesis, etc.          undated
25          9          Genet          undated
25          10          Gilbert Gurney          undated
25          11          “Goethe”          undated
25          12          “Good Woman of Setzuan”          undated
25          13          “Granby”          undated
25          14          “Grand Inquisitor”          undated
25          15          Hadas, Moses          undated
25          16          “The Hamilton’s”          undated
25          17          Hamlet          undated
25          18          Harrington, Michael: “The Other America”          undated
25          19          Hegel          1963
25          20          Hippolytus          undated
25          21          “Huckleberry Finn”          undated
25          22          Ibsen          undated
25          23          “The Idiot”          1968
25          24          Italian fascism          undated
25          25          Jefferson, Thomas          1963
25          26          Lacy, Herbert          undated
25          27          “Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell Bury”          undated
25          28          Lear          undated
25          29          L.E.L.          undated
25          30          Lucretius          undated
25          31          Machiavelli          1963
25          32          Magister Ludi          undated
25          33          “The Manners of the Day”          undated
25          34          Marxist material          undated
25          35          Maxwell          undated
25          36          McCurdy, Charles          undated
25          37          Melville          undated
25          38          Miller, Arthur          undated
25          39          Miller and Slote          undated
25          40          Milton          1945-1948
25          41          Moliere          undated
25          42          More          undated
25          43          Montaigne          1964
25          44          “The Most Gorgeous Lady Blessington”          undated
26          1          “Mrs. Armitage”          undated
26          2          The New Yorker          undated
26          3          Nicolson, Harold: “Journey to Java”          undated
26          4          Nietzsche          undated
26          5          Northrop, F.S.C.          undated
26          6          “Odyssey” and “Iliad”          1963
26          7          “Oedipus”          1962-1967
26          8          O’Neill, Eugene          undated
26          9          “Oresteia”          undated
26          10          Ornette          1982
26          11          Philoctete          undated
26          12          Plato          undated
26          13          Rabelais          undated
26          14          Riesman          1961
26          15          Rodriguez, Millie          undated
26          16          “Rogue’s March”          undated
26          17          Rulfo, Juan          1986
26          18          St. Thomas Aquinas          undated
26          19          Salinger, J.D.          undated
26          20          Samuel, Maurice          1972
26          21          Silone          undated
26          22          Shaw, George Bernard          undated
26          23          Smith, Lillian          undated
26          24          Steinbeck, John          undated
26          25          Strindberg, August          undated
26          26          Styron, William          undated
26          27          Swift, Jonathan          undated
26          28          “Theodore Hook”          undated
26          29          Thucydides          1961
26          30          Tomlinson, Swinnerton and Francis Brett Young          undated
26          31          Troilus & Cressida          undated
26          32          “Twelfth Night”          undated
26          33          “Under the Volcano”          undated
26          34          Vergil          undated
26          35          “The Victims of Society”          undated
26          36          Voltaire          undated
26          37          Watts, Allan          undated
26          38          ‘The Jerome Weidman file’          1962-1967
26          38          ‘Another Weidman file’          1967
26          38          Wind, Edgar          1964
26          38          World War I          undated
26a          1          “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”          1975
26a          2          ‘Texts of Some Poems’          1961
26a          3          ‘Some essays’          undated
26a          4          ‘Notes on short stories’          undated
26a          5          ‘Notes on miscellaneous essays’          undated
26a          6          Miscellaneous book lists          undated
26a          7          Library catalog cards          1939-1954
26a          8          ‘American autobiographies’          1965-1966
26a          9          ‘Film biographies’          undated
26a          10          ‘Bulgarian writers’          undated
26a          11          ‘Jewish writers’          1968
26a          12          17th and 18th century course notes          1952-1954
26a          13          18th century bibliography          1949
26a          14          20th century reports          1940-1965
26a          15          Twayne Series          1966-1967
26a          16          Medieval literature notes          1953
26a          17          Quotations          undated
26a          18          The Joycian Court Publisher Series on translated works: Younger Romanian poets          1969
26a          19          Miscellaneous          1963-1965

 

Series 12: Correspondence, 1943-1986

Series 12: Correspondence, contains correspondence between Payne and his family and friends.  The bulk is from 1969-1986.  Some letters include photographs, which have been removed to the Photographs series.  This series is organized by date, with the exception of correspondence with his father, fellow poets (Bob Cooperman, Shirley Powell, Allen Hoey and more) and a few organizations, which are filed by name or organization.

27          1          General correspondence (includes letter from John)          1943-1959
27          2          Correspondence (Irish Hospital Sweepstakes tickets enclosed with correspondence from Emmaus Stigo)          1960
27          3          General correspondence          1961-1962
27          4          General correspondence          1963-1965
27          5          General correspondence (includes birth announcement with enclosed charm)          1966
27          6          General correspondence          1967
27          7          General correspondence          1968
27a          1          General correspondence          January-August 1969
27a          2          General correspondence          September-December 1969
27a          3          General correspondence          1970
27a          4          General correspondence          1971
28          1          General correspondence          January-June 1972
28          2          General correspondence          July-September 1972
28          3          General correspondence          October-December 1972
28          4          General correspondence          January-March 1973
28a          1          General correspondence          April-June 1973
28a          2          General correspondence          July-August 1973
28a          3          General correspondence          September-October 1973
28a          4          General correspondence          November-December 1973
29          1          General correspondence          January-March 1974
29          2          General correspondence          April-June 1974
29          3          General correspondence          July-November 1974
29          4          General correspondence          December 1974
29          5          General correspondence          Christmas 1974-1975
30          1          General correspondence          January-February 1975
30          2          General correspondence          March-April 1975
30          3          General correspondence          May-July 1975
30          4          General correspondence          August-September 1975
30a          1          General correspondence          October-November 1975
30a          2          General correspondence          December 1975
30a          3          General correspondence          January-February 1976
31          1          General correspondence          March-April 1976
31          2          General correspondence          May-June 1976
31          3          General correspondence          July-September 1976
31          4          General correspondence          October-December 1976
31a          1          General correspondence          January-March 1977
31a          2          General correspondence          April-June 1977
31a          3          General correspondence          July-September 1977
31a          4          General correspondence          October-December 1977
31a          5          General correspondence (water damaged)          1977
32          1          General correspondence          January-March 1978
32          2          General correspondence          April-June 1978
32          3          General correspondence          July-September 1978
32          4          General correspondence          October-December 1978
32          5          General correspondence (water damaged)          1978
32a          1          General correspondence          January-March 1979
32a          2          General correspondence          April-June 1979
32a          3          General correspondence          July-September 1979
32a          4          General correspondence          October-December 1979
32a          5          General correspondence          December 1979
32a          6          General correspondence (water damaged)          1979
32b          1          General correspondence          1980
32b          2          General correspondence          1981
32b          3          General correspondence          January-March 1982
32b          4          General correspondence          April-September 1982
32b          5          General correspondence          October-December 1982
32c          1          General correspondence          January-June 1983
32c          2          General correspondence          July-November 1983
32c          3          General correspondence          December 1983
32c          4          General correspondence          January-March 1984
32d          1          General correspondence          April-June 1984
32d          2          General correspondence          July-September 1984
32d          3          General correspondence          October-December 1984
32d          4          General correspondence          January-April 1985
32d          5          General correspondence          May-August 1985
32e          1          General correspondence          September-December 1985
32e          2          General correspondence          January-April 1986
32e          3          General correspondence          May-October 1986
32e          4          General correspondence: Folder 1          undated
32f          1          General correspondence: Folder 2          undated
32f          2          General correspondence: Folder 3          undated
32f          3          General correspondence: Addresses          undated
32f          4          “Letters to Jim”          undated
33          1          Barone, Dennis          1972-1986
33          2          Barone, Dennis-From John          1985-1986
33          3          Congdon, Kirby (Interim Books)          1976
33          4          Cooperman, Bob          1975-1985
33          5          Hoey, Allen (Banjo Press)          1975-1977
33          6          Hoey, Allen (Banjo Press)          1978-1979
33a          1          Holland, Barbara          1973-1974
33a          2          Powell, Shirley          1975-1983
33a          3          Tafoya, Al          1974-1979
33a          4          Avon Books          1969
33a          5          Chapbook Foundation          1968
33a          6          Collegedale Bindery          1966
33a          7          The Galley Sail Review          1986
33a          8          Quartet          1967-1974
33a          9          Transylvania College          1972-1986
33a          10          Twayne Publishers          1965         
33b          1          Payne, Virgil F. (Payne’s father): (includes John’s birth certificate)          1962-1973
33b          2          Payne, Virgil F.          1974-1976
33b          3          Payne, Virgil F.: (includes memorial for Dorothy Payne)          1977-1978
33b          4          Payne, Virgil F.          1979-1981
33b          5          Letters to Virgil and Dorothy Payne from John          1967-1968
33b          6          Letters to Virgil and Dorothy Payne from John          1969-1972
33c          1          Letters to Virgil and Dorothy Payne from John          1973-1975
33c          2          Letters to Virgil and Dorothy Payne from John          1976
 

Series 13: Photographs, 1947-1986

Series 13: Photographs, contains photographs mostly of Payne’s nieces and nephews and various photographs that were included with correspondence.  Also included are some photographs taken in Italy.

34          1          Photographs enclosed with correspondence          1959-1986
34          2          Photographs          1956-1967
34          3          Photographs          1947-1967
34          4          Photographs          1957-1978
34          5          Destry          undated
34          6          Italy: Folder 1          undated
34          7          Italy: Folder 2          undated

 

Series 14: Artwork and ephemera, 1960-1986

Series 14: Artwork and ephemera, 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 1930s and were around through the 1970s.  Also included in the series are postage stamps and a few miscellaneous items such as the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes ticket. This series also includes Payne’s own artwork, mostly watercolors on small pieces of canvas board.  There is also one box of art exhibit posters and postcards for events that Payne was invited to. Also included is a poster presented to Payne by the East Lansing Society of John Payne.


35          1          Gold Bond stamps          undated
35          2          Postage stamps          undated
35          3          Post cards, stationary          undated
35          4          Miscellaneous (includes an Irish Hospital Sweepstakes ticket, a matchbook from Wesson, ticket stubs from various theatres, and a plastic bag from Marlboro Bookshop)          1958; undated

36          1          Payne’s artwork          undated
36          2          Artwork by others          undated
37          1          Art exhibit posters/postcards          1960-1986
38          1          Payne’s artwork          undated

39          1          Poster presented to Payne by “The East Lansing Society of Friends of John Payne Presents this gift in the spirit of deepest friendship,” signed by Bob Wright, Fern Wright, Fred Reeve, Maude Shapiro, Ken Macrorie, Milt Rokeach, Muriel Rokeach, Florence Hickok, Ben Hickok, Nora Landmark, Dorothy Heilman, Art Heilman, Maggie Kahn, Larry Kahn, Thera Stovall, Laura Strandness, Ben Strandness          undated

         

Series 15: Magazines and journals, 1957-1986

Series 15: Magazines and journals, contains various publications that do not contain any of Payne’s work, though many published his work in previous or subsequent issues. 

40          1           Peace Corp Volunteers (has an article on Dr. Virgil F. Payne and Dorothy Payne)          1964
40          2          The Tattler (National Federation of Federal Employees) announces Dr. Virgil F. Payne’s (Payne’s father) nomination          1957
40          3          Catalogs          1970-1986
40          4          Miscellaneous          undated

 

Series 16: Supplies, undated

Series 16: Supplies, includes supplies like letterhead paper and blank forms.  Also included are some owner’s manuals.

41          1          Paper: Letterhead          undated
41          2          Blank Avon Reports          undated
41          3          Owner’s manuals          undated

 

Appendix A: Books Removed for Individual Cataloging

Removed to the Contemporary Culture Collection:

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 the Contemporary Culture Collection:

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.


Publications by John Burnett Payne:

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.” Modern 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 Zionist 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.