Kenneth Patchen Collection, 1934-1976 | University of Houston Libraries
These original materials are available in Special Collections.
The Kenneth Patchen Collection contains items which were collected by Ronald Dunkin, a friend of Miriam and Kenneth Patchen, and a fellow resident of Palo Alto, California. The collection was purchased by the University of Houston Libraries in 1977 from William P. Wreden, a book dealer in Palo Alto. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, publicity and promotional materials, books, picture-poems, sound recordings, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous items.
The collection was received with chronological item descriptions composed by Ronald Dunkin. In order to facilitate access, the items in the collection were categorized according to type of material and placed by date within category. The books, publications, and sound recordings have been cataloged and are accessible through the UH Libraries' online catalog.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1956-1976
Series 2: Photographs, 1957-1972
Series 3: Paintings, 1960
Series 4: Art and Poetry, 1944-1976
Series 5: Promotional/Publicity Materials, 1941-1968
Series 6: Activities, 1957-1961
Series 7: News Clippings/Magazine Clippings, 1957-1975
Series 8: Reviews, 1958-1967
Series 9: Miscellaneous, 1955-1975