Collection contains correspondence with other writers, friends, and relatives; manuscript and printed versions of works by Crowe and others; poetry notebooks; publicity materials; photographs; audio cassettes; New Native Press records; and other items. Figures represented include Wendell Berry, Robert Bly, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Joy Harjo, David Meltzer, Philip Daughtry, Neeli Cherkovski, Gary Snyder, Bobi Jones (Welsh), Jack Hirschman, Ken Wainio, Dianna Henning, John Lane, and Joe Napora. There is also material regarding San Francisco intellectual circles and the International Poetry Festival held there, as well as correspondence concerning activism regarding a wide range of political and social issues.
Unprocessed additions (from 2006 through 2022) have been described as individual series with box lists in the collection guide. Materials include correspondence, New Native Press published books, original drafts and manuscripts, recordings, posters, book cover art and proofs, and galleys. Includes material related to the publication of Automatic Antiquity (Ken Wainio), Shaking the Grass for Dew (Richard Lewis), In the Middle Woods (Neeli Cherkovski), and rEdlipstick (Ted Pope). Also includes materials from various translations and anthologies featuring Crowe's edits and contributions; recent books by Crowe such as Zoro's Field: My Life in the Appalachian Woods, Crack Light, Rare Birds, The Watcher, A House of Girls, The End of Eden, Book of Rocks, The Brucciano Poemsarticles; interviews, appearances, and reviews by Crowe; documentation of Crowe's music with Thomas Rain Crowe and the Boatrockers; materials from Crowe's community and environmental activism in Tuckasegee, NC; color and black-and-white photographs; music, poetry, and video on audio cassettes, CDs, videocassettes, and computer diskettes or USBs.
Accessioned by Meghan Lyon, December 2008 and Rachel Penniman March 2013.
Encoded by Meghan Lyon, December 2008.
Updated by Meghan Lyon, February 2011 and February 2013, Rachel Penniman March 2013, RL TS 2015, and Laurin Penland May 2017, January 2020, February 2021. Updated by Leah Tams, February 2023.
This is a preliminary finding aid for an unprocessed collection. Materials have been reboxed, but no further arrangement has been completed at this time. Please contact Research Services with questions.
Accessions described in this finding aid: 2000-0178, 2006-0075, 2008-0288, 2011-0001, 2013-0032, 2015-0100, 2017-0022, 2018-0181, 2019-0178, 2020-0069, 2021-0128, 2022-0153, and 2023-0057.