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Robert Dumont & Judith Brownfield collection and archive of David Bearden

 Unprocessed
Identifier: 2016-003

Content Description

Letters, poetry, photographs, personal documents, by and about the poet David Bearden

Acquisition Type

Gift

Provenance

Materials Received from Judith (Bearden) Brownfield by Bob Dumont - October 2015 – Sent to Tulsa University February 2016. Materials Contributed by Bob Dumont – Sent to Tulsa University February 2016

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1958-July 1, 2012

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Inventory

Materials Received from Judith (Bearden) Brownfield by Bob Dumont - October 2015 – Sent to Tulsa University February 2016 Photographs 3x5 – black and white – David Bearden – Mangum, OK? Tulsa? 3x5- black and white – David Bearden – Tulsa -1958 or 1959? 3x41/2 – black and white - David Bearden holding guitar and Lauren [Edgar] Owen – Tulsa - November 1960. 5x7 – color - David Bearden in dark jacket with upturned collar – standing, facing camera - white background – no date. 31/2 x 31/2 – black and white - David Bearden sitting on rooftop – San Francisco? – no date. 31/2 x 31/2 – color - Steve Leiper. Behind wheel of car – October 1969. Poems Sonnet to Judy Brownfield. Tulsa. 1958? 1959? Unpublished. “When I see you and tend to show excess…” photocopy of original. “Dizful”. Typescript of poem. No date. “Dizful: A city on the Persian Gulf…” signed Dave Bearden. Document In The Justice Court, Beckwourth Judicial District, County of Plumas, State of California. Complaint Criminal. People of the State of California vs. David Omer Bearden. “David Omer Bearden.. at or near the town of Vinton…unlawfully gave and furnished to Glenn Sommerfield a restricted dangerous drug.” January 20, 1969…. Letters To: Judith Bearden c/o Pat Mitchell 81 Horatio St. New York, NY. Postmark: Tulsa, Okla. April 24, 1962, return address 52? N. Cheyenne, Tulsa, Okla. “My dearest Judith, I arrived this morning about 3…” To: Judith Bearden c/o Pat Mitchell 81 Horatio St. New York, NY. Postmark: Tulsa, Okla. April 26, 1962, no return address. “Dearest wife Judith, It is morning. I have thought of you and Lesley all night…” To: Judith Bearden P.O. Box 872 Loyalton, California. Postmark: San Francisco, Calif. November 25, 1966, return address 573 Castro #B Frisco. “Thanksgiving/66 Dearest Judith, I hope you got home alright. I am staying at Dyall’s…” To: Judith Bearden. March 25, 1969 No accompanying envelope. “Dearest Judith, The kids poems were great; I’ll put up the pictures of the owl soon as they move me over to the time-tank…” (written from Plumas County Correctional Facility, Quincy, California.) To: Judy Bearden c/o Brownfield 2452 E. 22nd Place Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114. Postmark: San Rafael, CA Dec. 22 1972, return address ‘Bearden’. “Dearest Judith & Lesley. Gladja made your plane and everything. Thanks for calling. I have been very very sick… Honey, enclosed find a few valiums….” To: Judith & Lesley Bearden 136 Markham Vacaville, California 95688 U.S.A. Postmark Chelsea S.W. 3 [London] January 31, 1973. “Jan. 30, ’73 Dearest Judith and Les. O I miss you I love you. Please believe me….” To: Judith Bearden 136 Markham Ave. Vacaville, California 95688 U.S.A. Postmark Chelsea S.W. 3 [London] February 15 1973. “St. Valentines Day ’73 My dearest Lady Judith. I love you…” To: Judith Bearden 20001 Channing Way Berkeley, California 94704. Postmark Santa Barbara, CA February 25, 1978. “Heart Stop”. Text of poem. No accompanying letter. Saturn Avenue, Lompoc, California February 23, 1978. To: David Bearden, no envelope or date. “Dear David, Took your Tarantula thinking it was mine. Heard from Howard you were through Santa Barbara… Heard from your buddy Charles Plymell that poem was published in Telephone.” Love Alan [Russo]. (Probably sent from Tulsa Fall of 1972 per Roxie Powell). To: David Bearden, no envelope. “April 3, 1972 Dear David – Here are all the manuscripts I could find… Love, Maureen [Owen] publisher Telephone. Miscellaneous The Platt Company - 1803 North 5th St. - Kalamazoo, Michigan. Postmark January 22, 1969. “Books About Indians” (flyer); “Prices and Specifications… Tepees… made from an authentic Sioux pattern…” (flyer); “Camping With the Platt Teepee” (brochure); “Everyone here has an EASY SEAT…” (flyer). ** Materials Contributed by Bob Dumont – Sent to Tulsa University February 2016 Chapbooks Le Feu Du Ciel – Quick Anthology edited & published by David Omer Bearden. September 1965. San Francisco [?]. Cover drawing “Tarot Card” by James Bearden. Copy sent to Dr. Lyle Owen – November 1965. Smoking Mirror – edited by David Omer Bearden. 12/74. rosace bk. Covers by James Patrick Bearden. Poems by Charles Plymell, J. Richard White, David Bearden, Alan Russo, Francois Villon (translated by David Moe). So Long At The Fair & Down At The Palomino Club & Other Poems - David Omer Bearden. 1976. A Rosace Publication. Larkspur, CA. “For Lesley”. Copy sent to Dr. Lyle Owen – Professor Emeritus, Tulsa University - September 1976 then living near Branson, Missouri. Includes hand-written note to Dr. Owen and typescript of review by Charles Plymell: “So Long At The Fair & Down At The Palomino Club & Other Poems is a new chapbook from David Omer Bearden. This is a very exciting book from a poet who has been there and back again. Bearden was last seen in S.F. in a metaphysical comic strip with Neal Cassady. He burned as fast as Neal and has written these new poems from the afterburner of reality. The title poem is a very unusual experimental poem that is a burst of poetic fireworks. David Bearden covers a lot of sky between this poem and his lyrics for Judy (sic) Sill.” Northeast Rising Sun volume 1 number 3 June-July 1976. The Rosace in a star chamber – David Omer Bearden. 1981[?] A Rosace Publication. Cover and other art work by James Bearden. “To My Wife.” Redress – Strange Poems by David Omer Bearden. 1983. a Solace Codex. a Rosace Publication. Cover and interior photo by James P. Bearden. “To the memory of Judee Sill.” Apocalypse Rose – Charles Plymell. David Haselwood. San Francisco: 1966. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg: “Plymell and his friends inventing the Wichita Vortex… (see Bearden’s “Kadilac Kandee” in The Rosace in a Star Chamber for Tulsa - Wichita connections.) Biographical “Bearden Unbound.” Robert Dumont. This Land Vol. 3 issue 13 July 1, 2012 p. 18, 23. Photos by James Bearden and Theresa Beck. Broadsheet edition and printed copy. Poem This Land Vol. 3 issue 13 July 1, 2012 p. 18. “The Buckhorn Inn” poem by David Bearden. Photos by James Bearden. Broadsheet edition and printed copy. Miscellaneous “English professor Reviews ‘Censored Review’”. Angus S. Fletcher Assistant Professor of English. Columbia Daily Spectator. “The most accomplished poem here is… Bearden’s ‘the Desk is a frozen sea’…” Above listed materials arranged in marked envelopes as follows: This Land – Tulsa World This Land (broadsheet edition) “Bearden Unbound” (printout) “The Buckhorn (Inn” (printout) Tulsa World - Beaumont Bruestle Obituary (printout) Photos, letters, documents from Judith Brownfield Tulsa University Transcript Chapbooks (Rosace) Le Feu du Ciel Quick Anthology - 1965 Smoking Mirror -1974 So Long at the Fair and Down at the Palomino Club – 1976 The Rosace in a Star Chamber – 1981 Redress – Strange Poems by David Omer Bearden – 1983 E-books (print outs) (Rosace) The Buckhorn Inn-An Elegy - 2008 Deep Abyssal Breeze - 2008 The Thing in Packy Innard’s Place – 2007 Nimrod -Tulsa School – New York School Tulsa days, selected pages from Ron Padgett’s Ted (biography of Ted Berrigan) English Professor Reviews ‘Censored Review’. “The Desk is a Frozen Sea” from Columbia Daily Spectator “C” Press Berrigan Interviews Encyclopedia of New York Poets: “C” Magazine, Ron Padgett, Tulsa School The Sonnets (selections); “Doubts” (To David Bearden) Sandy Alper (Berrigan) D.O.B. Abridged Retrospect – Photos- Obituary- Tributes Judee Sill - Heart Food + CD – Diary – Articles D.O.B. Early Poems – Nimrod, White Dove Review, unpublished and miscellaneous Selected poems from The Mental Traveller Late poems, unpublished and miscellaneous Kansas Beats – Wichita Vortex Charles Plymell – Apocalypse Rose – Interview - San Francisco scene – Daniel Abdal-Havy Moore Letter to Rolling Stone magazine (Plymell) Alan Russo – Dominion and other poems – State Line blurb (Rosace) David Bearden and Alan Russo photos (originals with Astra Beck) Wichita Vortex