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Manuscript Collection Number 99        F751


Accessioned:  Purchase, August 2005


Extent:  1 item (oversize)


Content:  holograph poetry manuscript


Access:  The collection is open for research.


Processed:  November 2005 by Karalee Kopreski


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Biographical Note

            American poet Philip Whalen (1923-2002) was born in Oregon.  He lived for a time in Japan and was deeply affected by Zen Buddhism.  He is associated with the Beat movement and his poetry often includes unusual typographical and visual effects.  His collections of poetry include Another Direction (1959), Memoirs of an Inter-Glacial Age (1960), Like I Say (1960), Monday in the Evening (1964), Every Day (1965), Highgrade (1966) On Bear’s Head (1969) and The Kindness of Strangers (1976).



Perkins, George and Barbara Perkins and Phillip Leininger.  Benet’s Reader’s Encyclopedia of American LiteratureNew York: Harper Collins, 1991



Scope and Content Note

           Philip Whalen Three Mornings, 1963, comprises a holograph calligraphy manuscript of the poem, published as a broadside by Don Allen’s Four Seasons Foundation.  The single leaf, approximately 11.5 x 15 inches, bears Whalen’s inscription:  “This is the original, for Donald M. Allen, ESQ. with all the joys of the season, viz. 5th of July, 1964, Philip Whalen.”  Lightly penciled in the lower right corner is instruction to the printer, “B6931 84%.”


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The manuscript is housed in MSS 99    Folder 751 (oversize)


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