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Special Collections and Archives

Toucan Magazine, Papers, 1967-1972

Toucan Magazine papers, 1967-1972

Finding Aid

Prepared by Kyler Andrew Culver, October 1, 2003
2 document cases, .66 cubic foot, 11th floor


Historical Note

Toucan was a privately published endeavor of former Kent State University curator of Special Collections Alex Gildzen, who collaborated variously with R. L. Carothers and with J. Charles Walker as editor of the review. Toucan featured poetry, fiction, reviews, news, essays, artwork and interviews.

Scope and Content

This collection contains manuscripts, proofs, correspondence, bills and other materials related to the publication of Toucan. Files are arranged alphabetically by author/correspondent name.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Adair, V.H., correspondence, November 25, 1970
  2. Andersen, Sally S., correspondence, April 12, 1972
  3. Ardery, Peter B., correspondence, October 10, 1968
  4. Bedard, Brian, correspondence, May 24, 1973
  5. Benstock, Bernard, correspondence and typescript of review, March 30, 1968
  6. Bentley, Eric, correspondence and enclosures, November 30, 1968
  7. Bertolino, James, 3 poems, undated
  8. Bills, checks and orders, 1967-1970
  9. Blazek, Douglas, correspondence and poems, 1969-1970
  10. Bottosto, Rando, correspondence and advertisement for Now Save the Dead, April 16, 1971
  11. Britt, Alan, correspondence, October 12, 1970
  12. Brock, Randall, correspondence, August-November 1972
  13. Carande, R., correspondence, December 2, 1970
  14. Carothers, R.L., correspondence, undated
  15. Carpenter, T.D., correspondence and N.O.R.M.L. literature, September 25, 1972
  16. Cieszynski, Wladyslaw, correspondence, January 4, 1971
  17. Codrescu, Andrei, correspondence, 16 March, 1969
  18. Cook, Geoffrey, correspondence and poems, November 23, 1970
  19. Copyright, registration and related documents from Library of Congress, 1971
  20. Cox, Carol, correspondence, January 26, 1972
  21. Crews, Judson, correspondence, January 22, 1973 inter al.
  22. Diamonstein, Barbaralee, correspondence (Harper's Bazaar), April 10, 1969
  23. Di Palma, Raymond, correspondence and poems, March 4, 1970
  24. Edelson, Morris, correspondence, February 1, 1969
  25. Farinella, Salvatore, poem, undated
  26. Feick, Linda A., correspondence, December 3, 1968
  27. Felderman, Eric, correspondence, January 25, 1971
  28. Fifer, Cynthia T., correspondence, undated
  29. Finn, Seamus, correspondence and poem, November 18, 1967
  30. Fitzsimmons, Thomas, correspondence and poems, 1970-1971
  31. Flaherty, Doug, correspondence and poems, December, 1969-February, 1970
  32. Fluck, Sandra, correspondence, August 6, 1970
  33. Foldes, Mike, correspondence, December 22, 1971
  34. Foster, Malcolm, correspondence, July 14, 1967
  35. Fox, Hugh, correspondence and typescripts, July 1969-Oct. 1970
  36. Freedman, Alex S., correspondence, January 14, 1972
  37. Gier, Richard A., correspondence, June 22, 1970
  38. Gildzen, Alex, correspondence, notes and typescript of a story, June 1967
  39. Gingrass, Lynn, correspondence, July 1972
  40. Glen, Emilie, correspondence, August 1970-February 1972
  41. Gold, Michael, correspondence and typescripts, November 10, 1971
  42. Goldbarth, Albert, correspondence, September 16, 1969
  43. Goldstein, Stuart Z., correspondence, May 20, 1971
  44. Grierson, Pat, correspondence, July 2, 1971
  45. Griffin, Walter, correspondence, April 1970-November 1972
  46. Gronowicz, Antoni, correspondence, May 27, 1969
  47. Guedalla, Roger, correspondence (Stony Brook magazine), October 17, 1968
  48. Haber, Ira Joel, correspondence and typescripts, June 10, 1971
  49. Hamilton, F, correspondence, March-May 1970
  50. Hand, J.T., correspondence and poems, undated
  51. Harmon, G.L., correspondence, May 25, 1973
  52. Harrold, Don, correspondence, May 20, 1972
  53. Harrold, William, correspondence, April 17, 1970
  54. Herron, Caroline Rand, correspondence, November 1968-March 1969
  55. Hoeksama, Thomas, correspondence, July 8, 1969
  56. Humphries, J., correspondence, July 15, 1968
  57. Johnson, Curt, correspondence (December), undated
  58. Kafalenos, E., correspondence, January 16, 1972
  59. Katz, Jon, correspondence, December 15, 1970
  60. Kaufman, Marat, correspondence, October 22, 1970
  61. Keller, Dean, correspondence, February 14, 1969
  62. Kimberley, Nick, correspondence, September 1971
  63. Kinsella, Thomas, correspondence, August 8, 1967
  64. Kitaig (?), R., correspondence, Jun-August, 1972
  65. Knight, Arthur Winfield, correspondence, May 1, 1971
  66. Knoll, Gerald M., correspondence, January 17, 1969
  67. Knox, Hugh, correspondence, December 14, 1969
  68. Krech, Richard, correspondence, September 2, 1967
  69. Krippner, Stanley, correspondence, 1 June, 1967
  70. Kwint, Kenn, correspondence (Shore Review), November 17, 1971
  71. Laux, Mary, correspondence, April 18, 1968
  72. Levy, D.A. [uncapitalized], typescript of poem, undated
  73. Lifshin, Lyn, correspondence [envelope], March 6, 1971
  74. Light, Frederick Lazarus, correspondence, December 1970-May 1971
  75. Liner, Amon, correspondence, August 1970
  76. Lothrop, Helen, correspondence (Poetry), June 2, 1967

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

  1. McCafferty, Michael, typescript of poem, undated
  2. McGlynn, Robert, correspondence, November 8, 1968
  3. Mallory, Lee, correspondence, January 2, 1971
  4. Markopoulos, Gregory J., typescript of essay, May 30, 1968
  5. Mekas, Jonas, correspondence and typescript of essay, 21 February, 1968
  6. Miscellaneous, correspondence, news clippings, press releases, exchange lists and orders, 1967-1971
  7. Morris, Richard, correspondence and newsletters (Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers), February-September 1972
  8. Nuttall, J., correspondence, August 3, 1971
  9. Opalov, Leonard, correspondence, October 1969-March 1970
  10. Oswald, Ernest J., correspondence, April 30, 1969
  11. Parmer, Jess, correspondence, December 14, 1970
  12. Pasco, Dobie, correspondence, undated
  13. Peters, Robert, correspondence, printed version of poem, October 19, 1971
  14. Petroski, Catherine, correspondence, April 4, 1972
  15. Pettinella, Dora M., correspondence and typescript of poem, April 1969-May 1971
  16. Pfingston, Roger, correspondence, July 20, 1967
  17. Pflum, R., typescripts of two poems, undated
  18. Polite, Frank, correspondence and typescripts of poems, September 29, 1967
  19. Polzin, Rosemary, correspondence, April 29 [no year]
  20. Ramey, Jack, typescripts of poem, essay, c. October 1969
  21. Rapp, Ruth, correspondence, April 14, 1969
  22. Rejections, mostly letters (c. 50 items), some annotated by editors, 1968-1973
  23. Reviews of Toucan magazine, 1967-1969
  24. Roth, Henry H., correspondence, typescript of short story, November 1968-February 1969
  25. St. Clair, Phillip, two typescripts of one poem, undated
  26. Shafarzek, Susan, correspondence, June 14, 1971
  27. Sheffer, Isaiah, correspondence, typescripts of a song and a declaration, September 1968-April 1970
  28. Smith, H. Olin, correspondence, typescripts of poems, July 1969-January 1970
  29. Smyth, George W., correspondence, August 19, 1972
  30. Snyder, Richard, correspondence, June 27, 1971
  31. South, Berna Deane, typescripts of two poems, undated
  32. Spiegelman, Lon, correspondence with enclosure (lithograph), December 21, 1970
  33. Stein, Marian L., correspondence, July-August 1970
  34. Steinke, Russell, correspondence, March 23, 1968
  35. Stokes, Terry, correspondence and typescripts of a poem, October-November 1969
  36. Stout, Robert Joe, correspondence, undated
  37. Swann, Vincent P., correpondence, February 1973
  38. Taliaferro, Raphael, correspondence, March 1968-January 1969
  39. Taylor, Harold, correspondence, June 1967-March 1968
  40. Tipton, James, correspondence, July 30, 1969
  41. Toby [no last name; of Goliard's Press in Bellingham, WA], correspondence, November 1969-January 1970
  42. Van Der Voort, Richard, correspondence, typescripts of poems, March-May 1970
  43. Walker, J. Charles, artwork (c. 12 items), screenprints and pen-and-ink sketches for Toucan figurehead and stationery
  44. White, Gail Brockett, correspondence, August-December 1970
  45. White, James, correspondence, January 1, 1971
  46. Worth, Ellis, correspondence, April 1971 inter alia
  47. Wright, A.Jay, correspondence, October 13, 1970
  48. Yeomans, Michael, correspondence and typescript (textual art), undated
  49. Yoke, Carl, correspondence, September 13, 1968
  50. Zielenski, Stanislau, correspondence [envelope] and 5 photographs of textiles, May 30, 1967
 
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