Chasen Gaver Papers, 1977-1988

Collection Number: 7575

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Chasen Gaver papers, 1977-1988
Collection Number:
7575
Creator:
Chasen Gaver
Quantity:
7.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, journals, writings, photographs, videotapes, audiotapes and performance props.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The papers of the "performance poet" Chasen Gaver include personal papers as well as photographs, videotapes and audiotapes; also press materials and articles about him and his work, and announcements of his performances. Also, family photographs and correspondence, personal correspondence, a diary called "Fever Journal," notebooks meticulously charting Gaver's health, and a shadowbox puppet theater used for recitations of Gaver's poem "The Ugly Side of Pretty."
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Charles (Chasen) Gaver, the eldest of three children, was born in 1953 in Wooster, Ohio to Richard and Helen Gaver. After taking a B.A. from The College of Wooster in Ohio, Gaver worked as a per diem paralegal at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.
Gaver identified himself foremost as a "performance poet." In 1978 he received one of the first grants awarded to an openly gay artist dealing with gay subject matter from the District of Columbia's Commission on Arts and Humanities. Gaver was also the recipient of larger grants in 1981, 1986, and 1987, which enabled him to collaborate with colleagues as well as to document his performances using photographs and video/audio cassettes. In 1977 Gaver began writing sporadically for The Washington Blade; ten years later his book reviews would become a regular feature. In addition, Gaver wrote novels, essays, plays, poems and short stories, many of which were loosely autobiographical. Gaver's interest in human relationships and his identity as a gay man were common themes in his work.
Although Gaver spent most of his later life in the D.C. area, he made several trips abroad, notably one to Morocco in 1982 where he was introduced to the ex-patriot writer Paul Bowles. Correspondence between Gaver and Bowles dates from 1982-1987.
Gaver was also involved in two organizations; the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) for which he started a chapter while attending The College of Wooster, and the Washington D.C.-based artists collective Black Artists/White Artists. He also participated in Young Audiences, a performing arts program for inner city children.
In 1987 Gaver was diagnosed with AIDS and began extensively documenting his life with the illness in "Fever Journal," a narrative account including clippings and correspondence from October 1987-June 1988, and the medical notebooks, dated 4/17/87 - 1/31/89 and 2/2/89 - 3/10/89 which listed Gaver's daily food and drug intake as well as his temperature and diminishing body weight. Gaver died of complications due to AIDS in Washington, D.C. in March 1989.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Gaver's work, including "Daddy!," an audiocassette of him reading some of his works in 1978; "Summer Beach Talk," self-published, 1980; "A Book of One Performance," a poetry chapbook, 1980; "From Now Till Doomsday," 1980; and a script for "Standing in the Shadows of Love," performed at the National Theatre, February 2, 1981. Also press materials and articles about him and his work, and announcements of his performances. His 1978 grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities may have been the first grant the Commission awarded to an openly gay artist incorporating gay themes in his artwork.
Also, Chasen Gaver memorial service documents; 13 videos of Gaver's performance poetry; photographs, certificates, audiotapes, publications in which Gaver's work appeared, an autobiographical assemblage of various genres documenting his life and work, letters, and publicity photographs. Family photographs and correspondence, personal correspondence, a diary called "Fever Journal," notebooks meticulously charting Gaver's health, and a shadowbox puppet theater used for recitations of Gaver's poem "The Ugly Side of Pretty." Includes correspondence with Paul Bowles.
Includes correspondence to Gregory Ford after Chasen's death, including statements affirming and celebrating Chasen's life. Also, information commemorating him at the College of Wooster (Ohio); "Outline for discussion with Millie Cravedi and Pam Layng re: 'Death' 5/29/88" (a planned discussion of death with several friends). Also, poems, a literary resume, and photographs of Gaver and friends.

PROVENANCE

Collection donated by Gregory Ford, lover of Chasen Gaver.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Gaver, Chasen.
Bowles, Paul, 1910-
Ford, Gregory.
Cravedi, Millie.
Layng, Pam.
Byron, Judy.
District of Columbia.--Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
House of Color.

Subjects:
Gay's writings.
Poetry.
Gays.
AIDS (Disease).

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Videocassettes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Restrictions on Use:
Literary rights to Gaver's poetry and poetry audiocassettes retained by Ethelbert Miller.
Literary rights to Gaver's performances on video retained by Leonard Braverman.
Literary rights to "Fever Journal" retained by Barry Bellinger.
Literary rights to Gaver's other prose manuscripts retained by Cornell University.
Cite As:
Chasen Gaver Papers, #7575. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Personal,
Boxes 1, 4, 6, 7, 12, 17
Chasen Gaver's personal papers include a scrapbook compiled by Gregory Ford, Chasen's lover and donor of his papers, literary resumes, publicity for his performances, an ink drawing of him by Judy Byron, a passport, award certificates, an address book, an Alcoholic Anonymous coin, a will, obituaries, and programs and statements from "A Darker Pair of Glasses," a posthumous tribute to Gaver by his friends and lovers.
Series II. Correspondence
Boxes 1, 17, 19, 20
Gaver's correspondence dates from 1974-1989 and includes letters to and from friends and family, and business letters concerning his work. Clippings and personal writings filed amongst the correspondence have been retained as have Gaver's original folder titles. Prominently featured in this series are letters from Judy Byron, an artist with whom Gaver collaborated; Gaver's "muse," official photographer, and long time friend Emillie (Millie, Drag, Paco Caliente) Cravedi whom Gaver met in 1976; and Paul Bowles for whom Gaver performed a poem in Tangier, Morocco in 1982. Gaver also received a picture of the designer Halston, autographed by Andy Warhol.
Series III. Writings
Boxes 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9-11, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
This series includes unpublished manuscripts, published poetry anthologies, poetry drafts, journals, book reviews, short stories, screenplays, poetry/video scripts and privately printed chapbooks of Gaver's poetry. Gaver occasionally wrote under the pseudonym Gloria de la Calle and this is reflected in several anthologies. He was also affiliated with Dirt and Rats magazine to which he often contributed material. Notable is Gaver's "Fire Book," a thirteen-year journal which traces the evolution of the gay liberation/ women's movements of the 1970's in conjunction with Gaver's performance career. His "Fever Journal" and medical notebooks are found in this series.
Series IV. Photographs
Boxes 7, 8, 13, 15, 17, 20
This series documents Gaver's life in the 1970's, through the height of his performance career in the 1980's, to his untimely death in early March 1989. Gaver's friends from the 1970's and 1980's and his performances (documented by Emillie Cravedi and Ken Goggin) figure prominently. Also included are family photographs from the 1960's, and individual photographs of Gaver with Bella Abzug, Effie Barry, and the members of Black Artists/White Artists as well as slides from Gaver's memorial service and photographs of Gaver's AIDS quilt panel.
Series V. Miscellany
Boxes 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 14, 15, 20, Mapcase Folder 1
This series includes files Gaver kept on varied topics such as Black Artists/White Artists, the National Theatre, Young Audiences, grant proposals, and cassette tape production. Also included is a poetry anthology which contains work by Mecca Rylance an admirer of Gaver, duplicates of photographs and other printed material, and two props used in conjunction with Gaver's performances.
Series VI.Audio/Video
Box 16
This series includes cassette and video recordings of Gaver's poetry readings and performances. Descriptive notes for audio tapes tr6945a-tr6947a, tr6962a, and tr6979a can be found in Box 2, folder 23. Please see the attached audio/video description list for additional information.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Drawing of Chasen Gaver by Judy Byron
Box 1 Folder 2
Literary resumes
Box 1 Folder 19
Literary resumes
Box 1 Folder 3
Passports
Box 1 Folder 4
Alcoholics Anonymous coin
Box 1 Folder 5
Awards
Box 1 Folder 6
Obituaries and memorial service program
Box 1 Folder 7
"A Darker Pair of Glasses," tribute to Gaver by friends and lovers
Box 1 Folder 8
Address book
Box 1 Folder 9
Gaver publicity
Box 1 Folder 10
Out, Gaver featured on cover
Box 6 Folder 2
Gaver publicity
Box 7 Folder 2
Matted picture of Gaver on cover of Out
Box 7
Award from the Federal Trade Commission to Gaver for contributions on handling confidentiality and disclosure laws
1987
Box 7
"The Party's Over" artwork by Gaver,
1987
Box 4 Folder 1
Judy Byron and Gaver publicity
Box 4 Folder 2
Gaver's will
Box 12
Scrapbook compiled by Gregory Ford
Box 17 Folder 4
Postcards and souvenirs from trip to Greece
July 1986
Box 17 Folder 5
Handmade buttons (Keith Haring illustration, Willi Smith photo, Pee Wee Herman [a.k.a. Paul Reubens] photo), postcard with photo titled "Apparitions to Americans: I"
Box 1 Folder 11
"Important Correspondence"
1986-1989
Box 1 Folder 12
"Important Correspondence"
1986-1989
Box 1 Folder 13
"Important Correspondence"
1986-1988
Box 1 Folder 14
"Important Correspondence"
1984-1988
Box 1 Folder 15
"Important Correspondence"
1974-1988
Box 1 Folder 16
Paul Bowles correspondence
1982-1987
Box 1 Folder 17
Patricia Harris correspondence
Box 1 Folder 18
Mayor Marion Barry correspondence
Box 17 Folder 2
Correspondence with "Donald"
Box 19 Folder 13-14
Gregory Ford correspondence
1981-1984
Box 20 Folder 34
Professional correspondence
Box 1 Folder 20
Medical notebook
April 17, 1987-January 31, 1989
Box 1 Folder 21
Medical notebook
February 2-March 10, 1989
Box 1 Folder 22
"Fever journal"
October 1987-June 1988
Box 1 Folder 23-24
"Fever journal"
October 1987-June 1988
Box 1 Folder 25
"Miscellaneous items from journal"
Box 1 Folder 26
"Miscellaneous items from journal"
Box 1 Folder 27
"Mykonos"
Box 1 Folder 28
Journal entries
Box 1 Folder 29
Black Light, includes essay by Gaver
Box 1 Folder 30
New Blood, Alternative Fiction and Poetry, includes poems by Gaver
Box 1 Folder 31
The Garden State, includes poem by Gaver
Box 1 Folder 32
The Gay Alternative, includes essay by Gaver
Box 1 Folder 33
"Crash Pads," chapter 1
Box 1 Folder 34
"Crash Pads," chapter 2:'The Ice Palace'
Box 1 Folder 35
"Crash Pads," chapter 3: 'Mud Huts'
Box 1 Folder 36
"Crash Pads," chapter 4: 'Beatniques'
Box 1 Folder 37
"Idea"
Box 1 Folder 38
"Pre-War"
Box 1 Folder 39
"Put Your Hands on Your Head... (Simon Sez)"
Box 1 Folder 40
"August"
Box 2 Folder 1
"O' Solo"
Box 2 Folder 2
"O' Solo"
Box 2 Folder 3
"Lifeguard"
Box 2 Folder 4
"Standing in the Shadows of Love"
Box 2 Folder 5
"Contrabutions" [sic]
Box 2 Folder 6
"Omnipotence's Flower Garden (Blessing Unwarranted)"
Box 2 Folder 7
Short stories
Box 2 Folder 8
"Emillie Cravedi's Refrigerator (a sequential collection of short stories and connecting paragraphs)"
Box 2 Folder 9
Drafts of essays and reviews
Box 2 Folder 10
Reviews for The Washington Blade
December 1977-January 1989
Box 2 Folder 11
Articles and reviews
Box 2 Folder 12
Published poetry
Box 2 Folder 13
"Tunnel Vision"
Box 2 Folder 14
"Tables," a one act play
Box 2 Folder 15
"Desk in Hell," a video play
Box 2 Folder 16
"Fresh Out of Ideas," a video poem
Box 2 Folder 17
"Fun," a screenplay
January-May 1979
Box 2 Folder 18
"Personality Cult," a poetry cassette script
Box 2 Folder 19
Poetry miscellany
Box 2 Folder 20
Dirt magazine reunion
Box 2 Folder 21
Straight/White/Male, includes essay by Gaver
Box 2 Folder 22
Whose Woods These Are, includes poem by Gaver
Box 4 Folder 3
Articles by Gaver from greater Philadelphia area
Box 5 Folder 1
Impressions, Volume 5, includes poem by Gaver
1986
Box 5 Folder 2
The Party's Over, book by Gaver
Box 5 Folder 3
Fennel Stalk, includes poem by Gaver
Winter 1987
Box 5 Folder 4
Mouth of the Dragon, includes poems by Gaver
June 1975
Box 5 Folder 5
Lip Service, Volume 1, Number 1, includes poems by Gaver
Spring/Fall 1987
Box 5 Folder 6
Dirt, includes articles by Gaver
Fall 1980
Box 5 Folder 7
Dirt, Volume 3, Issue 1, includes poem and stories by Gaver
Summer 1980
Box 5 Folder 8
Dirt, includes poems by Gaver
Spring 1981
Box 5 Folder 9
Dirt, Volume 5, Issue 1, includes poem and article by Gaver
Summer 1981
Box 5 Folder 10
Chapbook, "A Book of One Performance"
Box 5 Folder 11
Chapbook, "From Now Til Doomsday"
Box 5 Folder 12
Chapbook, "Summer Beach Talk"
Box 6 Folder 1
Poetry and articles
Box 9
"Fire Book"
Box 10
"Orange and Blue"
January 15, 1985-May 30, 1987
Box 11
"Lightning"
July 1, 1988-January 27, 1989
Box 17 Folder 1
"The Party's Over" uncompleted page proofs and illustrations
Box 18 Folder 1-2
"The Party's Over" page proofs
Box 18 Folder 3-4
Dirt, page proofs, contains poem and article by Gaver
Winter 1980
Box 18 Folder 5
Stencils, used in illustrations for "The Party's Over"
Box 19 Folder 1
Narrative to "Fire Books" (original)
Box 19 Folder 2
"Armed 'Camp'"
Box 19 Folder 3-4
"Too REEL for Hollywood"
Box 19 Folder 5
"Love-a-dub-dub"
Box 19 Folder 6
"Bizarre is in the Eye of the Beholder"
Box 19 Folder 7
"You Too Can Save the President"
Box 19 Folder 8
"WAlnut 2- 1939"
Box 19 Folder 9
"Wet Paint"
Box 19 Folder 10
"Try-Fling"
Box 19 Folder 11
"MISS-Elaneous"
Box 19 Folder 12
"poly-tic-tic-tick..."
Box 19 Folder 15
Published work (partial)
Box 19 Folder 16
"Don't Panic," "An Enduring Relationship," "#42"
Box 19 Folder 17-18
"Souvenirs"
Box 20 Folder 1
"Wild/Life"
Box 20 Folder 2
"In Sickness and In Health"
Box 20 Folder 3
"Temper, Temper"
Box 20 Folder 4-5
"Air Tight"
Box 20 Folder 6-7
"This Just In"
Box 20 Folder 8-9
"Fresh Out of Ideas"
Box 20 Folder 10-11
"Goody-Goody-Goody"
Box 20 Folder 12-13
"Give the Dancers Castanets"
Box 20 Folder 14-15
"Make It!"
Box 20 Folder 16-17
"Natural Causes"
Box 20 Folder 18-19
"No Surprises!"
Box 20 Folder 20-21
"Any Excuse to Go Out"
Box 20 Folder 22-24
"So-So-Systematic"
Box 20 Folder 25-26
"Do More For Me!"
Box 20 Folder 27-28
"Separate Vacations"
Box 20 Folder 29-30
"Peekaboo!"
Box 20 Folder 31-33
"Tunnel Vision"
Box 20 Folder 34
Index of Writing
Box 20 Folder 35
Untyped poems
Box 20 Folder 36
Unfinished poems
Box 20 Folder 37
"Terms" (for use in poems)
Box 21 Folder 1
"Part III: Peak Seasons"
Box 21 Folder 2
"Part IV: Social Change"
Box 21 Folder 3
"Later..."
Box 21 Folder 4-15
Poems
Box 15
Photo album (friends and family)
1970s
Box 15 Folder 1
Gaver
1988
Box 15 Folder 2
Gaver with parents
c. 1955
Box 15 Folder 3
Gaver and father
Box 15 Folder 4
Gaver's mother, Helen Gaver
c. 1970s
Box 15 Folder 5
Gaver with family
c. 1969
Box 15 Folder 6
Pamela (Chasen's sister) and Steve Somers with sons Joel and Bryan
Box 15 Folder 7
Gaver with sisters Pamela and Jill
1980s
Box 15 Folder 8
Gaver with Emillie Cravedi
c. 1980
Box 15 Folder 9
Negatives of Gaver with Emillie Cravedi
c. 1980
Box 15 Folder 10
Booklet of Gaver publicity photos
1981
Box 15 Folder 11
Gaver with Marion Barry
c. 1980's
Box 15 Folder 12
Gaver with Effi Barry
Box 15 Folder 13
Autographed photo of Bella Abzug given to Gaver
Box 15 Folder 15
Gaver and Judy Byron
Box 15 Folder 16
Gaver with Black Artists/White Artists members
Box 15 Folder 17
Quilt and "skinny pix" negatives
1989
Box 15 Folder 18
Slides from Gaver's memorial service
Box 7
Photo album
1989
Box 7
Photo album
c. 1975
Box 7
Photo album
c. 1975
Box 7
Photo album
c. 1975
Box 13 Folder 1
Family photographs
1970's
Box 13 Folder 2
Family photographs
1970's, 1980's
Box 13 Folder 3
Family photographs
1970's, 1980's
Box 13 Folder 4
Millie Cravedi
Box 13 Folder 5-11
"Publicity for GW performances and Out"
c. 1970's
Box 13 Folder 12-19
Performances
c. 1978-1981
Box 13 Folder 20-22
Gay and Lesbian Pride
1983
Box 13 Folder 23-29
"Publicity, Boston"
1984
Box 13 Folder 30-34
Joker,' 'I'm One too,' 'Spy Phone,' 'Cat's Cradle,' 'Boston 1984'
1984
Box 13 Folder 35-38
"Ritz photos, Boston session"
December 1984
Box 13 Folder 39-41
"Ken Goggin 1984"
1984
Box 13 Folder 42-45
Greece
1985
Box 13 Folder 46-49
"Publicity: fiorucci glasses, skull, microphone"
Box 13 Folder 50-53
"Publicity: airplane, fiorucci glasses, scarf, empire state"
Box 13 Folder 54-58
"Herb's performance, 20009's by Jim Marks"
Box 13 Folder 59-64
"Boston #1"
April 1986
Box 13 Folder 65-68
"Stay or Go #1"
April 1986
Box 13 Folder 69-70
"Stay or Go #3"
April 1986
Box 13 Folder 71-74
"Publicity: airplane, fiorucci glasses, scarf, empire state"
Box 13 Folder 75-81
"Publicity"
March 1987
Box 13 Folder 82-87
"March 1987"
March 1987
Box 13 Folder 88-90
Gaver's AIDS quilt panel (outdoors)
Box 13 Folder 91-94
Gaver's AIDS quilt panel (indoors)
Box 13 Folder 95-97
"Skinny pix," Gaver with AIDS at 88 lbs.
February 1989
Box 17 Folder 3
Photos and negatives of apartment; photo of Gaver in "Beat: The Performance Poetry of Chasen Gaver"
Box 17 Folder 4
"Arlington Arts Opening"
January 1988
Box 20 Folder 38
Gaver on telephone; cars through rainy windshield
Box 8 Folder 1
Negatives of Gaver by Emillie Cravedi, Daniel Cima, Rick Reinhart
1977-1978
Box 8 Folder 2
Negatives of Gaver by Emillie Cravedi, Daniel Cima, Rick Reinhart
1975-1980
Box 8 Folder 3
Negatives of Gaver by Emillie Cravedi, Daniel Cima, Rick Reinhart
1975-1984
Box 8 Folder 4
Negatives of Gaver by Emillie Cravedi, Daniel Cima, Rick Reinhart
1984-1986
Box 8 Folder 5
Negatives of Gaver by Emillie Cravedi, Daniel Cima, Rick Reinhart
1986-1988
Mapcase Folder 1
WPA Document
1986
Box 2 Folder 23
Audiocassette inserts from "Downtown Details" (tr6945a); "Confession"/ "BeHe" (tr6946a); "Last Supper" (tr6947a); "Boston Tape" (tr6962a); and "In Common" (tr6979a).
Box 2 Folder 24
Planet Detroit, an anthology of urban poetry
Box 2 Folder 25
Out
April and June 1981
Box 3 Folder 1
Permissions and private funds for "Watershed" tapes
Box 3 Folder 2
Washington, D.C. Arts Grant
1978, 1981
Box 3 Folder 3
Miscellaneous grant proposals
1986
Box 3 Folder 4
Expense notebook including grant receipts
1978-1979
Box 3 Folder 5
"Jumping to Conclusions cassette"
1988
Box 3 Folder 6
"Photo session concepts"
1986
Box 3 Folder 7
"National Theatre"
Box 3 Folder 8
"Young Audiences"
Box 3 Folder 9
"Black Artists/White Artists"
Box 3 Folder 10
"Black Artists/White Artists Journal January 1988"
Box 3 Folder 11
Medical miscellany
Box 4 Folder 4
"Shaman," poem given to Gaver from friend
Box 5 Folder 13
Artwork by Emillie Cravedi
Box 7 Folder 1
Andy Warhol autographed map mentioning Halston
Box 15 Folder 14
Andy Warhol autographed picture of Halston
Box 14 Folder 1
Black scarf worn in Gaver's performances
Box 14 Folder 1
Clown puppet prop used in "Ugly Side of Pretty"
Box 20 Folder 34
Copyright registration certificates
Box 16 Folder 1
"Miscellaneous items from journal" (original) [ RESTRICTED]
Box 16 Folder 2
Whose Woods These Are (duplicate) [ RESTRICTED]
Box 16 Folder 3
Out (duplicates) [ RESTRICTED]
Box 16 Folder 4
"Louis' Eviction," from The Washington Review, 1980 (duplicates) [ RESTRICTED]
Box 16 Folder 5-21
Photo duplicates [ RESTRICTED]
Video Tapes
V-138
"'Beat: The Performance Poetry of Chasen Gaver,' a video by Jamie Walter."
Interviews with Craig Gibson, E. Ethelbert Miller, Gideon Ferebee, Emilie Cravedi and others.
V-139
"Beat Interviews, Cravedi; Lenny; Jamie (Chasen's copy)"
In a mock interview, Gaver and Cravedi recount their meeting and subsequent friendship, politics, and collaborative performances ending in a performance of "Ma Cheer." Gaver and "Lenny" discuss Dirt magazine. Gaver and Jamie Walters discuss the relation between video and performance poetry and Dirt magazine.
V-140
Duplicate of V-139
V-141
"Performance pastiche/'Beat' Demo" (title on label); "Performance Pastiche: The Collaborations of Jack Guidone" (title on video)
V-142
"Performance/Singing for The Party's Over book party 10/12/85, Edes House"
October 12, 1985
Includes performance poetry by Chasen Gaver from The Party's Over as well as readings and speeches from friends.
V-143
"Fresh Out of Ideas" (1984), "Under Suspicion" (1984), "Desk in Hell" (1982), "Jackie Strikes Back," "Louise takes a Bath," "The Dishes," "The Boat"
1982, 1984
Performance poetry by Gaver and friends.
V-144
"Assault with a Deadly Rhythm," "Disappearing Act"
"Disappearing Act" was written by Chasen Gaver and performed by Larry Duckette. "Assault with a Deadly Rhythm" is a music video by Ground Zero with which Gaver was not associated.
V-145
"A Darker Pair of Glasses"
April 9, 1990
A tribute to Chasen Gaver's life and work performed by his friends at the National Theatre, Washington, D.C. Includes excerpts from "O'Solo," and speeches and performances by friends and lovers, i.e., Emillie Cravedi, Gregory Ford, Craig Gibson.
V-146
"Original of 'Stay or Go?' Ferebee/Gaver"
August 17, 1986
A collaborative performance of poetry by Chasen Gaver and Gideon Ferebee, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Taped before a live audience at the En Marge Gallery
V-147
"Performance Poet Chasen Gaver in 'New Colors,' Washington, D.C."
March 17, 1985
Gaver performing poetry in a video by Perry Fitzhugh.
V-148
Duplicate of V-147
V-149
"Perry Fitzhugh's Starcissm, Prince, 20009, Political Climate, Then What"
February 1, 1986
V-150
"What Can a Poem Do? with Chasen Gaver"
Gaver performing poetry in a video directed by David Scott.
V-188
"AIDS Interview with Chasen Gaver"
July 1988
An interview in which Gaver discusses how AIDS has affected his life and relationships.
Audio Tapes
tr6930a
La Layng
July 4, 1987
tr6931a
Sounds
tr6932a
Sounds for "Stay or Go"
tr6933a
Sounds from Adrian X-mas
December 1986
tr6934a
Sounds
tr6935a
Al Bell (side A); Dif'rent Strokes - Gay Rights 3/20/77 (side B)
c. March 1977
tr6936a
Akron
May 1986
tr6937a
Bette's Comedy Album 8/84 (side A); Bideon Ferebee 6/14/84 and Cinque 8/2/84 WPFW (side B)
June, August 1984
tr6938a
About it
tr6939a
First conference calls
March 12, 1979
tr6940a
Lisbon 10/8/82 (side A); Tangier - Paul Bowles (side B)
c. October 1982
tr6941a
Interview with Jim Marks 7/11/88 (side A); Warhol's "Ultraviolet" 11/11/88 (side B)
July, November 1988
tr6942a
Dirt meeting 9/2/80 (side A); Donald's birthday party 10/80 (side B)
September-October 1980
tr6943a
Layng's 30th birthday 9/20/86 (side A); Cravedi phone call 3/1/87 (side B)
September 1986, March 1987
tr6944a
Talk Tape #1 - Craig and Chasen on Mykonos
tr6945a
Talk Tape #2 - Super paradise
tr6946a
Talk Tape #3 - Mykonos
tr6947a
"The Last Supper," Mykonos
July 11, 1986
tr6948a
National Public Radio
May 11, 1988
tr6949a
Station to Station WPFW 11/17/81 (side A); Essex Hemphill WPFW 10/3/85 (side B)
November 1981, October 1985
tr6950a
National Public Radio
February 16, 1980
tr6951a-tr6953
Gaver on WPFW-FM 89.3, "The poet and the poem," 7:30 pm
March 6, 1986
tr6954a
Station to Station WPFW
April 1, 1982
tr6955a
Gaver on WAMU-FM, "Poetry with the poets," 6/19/79 (side A); WPFW, Interview, 4/20/81 (side B)
June 1979, April 1981
tr6956a
Colevia, Cravedi
March 24-27, 1984
tr6857a
RAT staff 4/9/79 (side A); Boss/Wayne/Emillie/Chasen in RATS II (side B)
c. March 1979
tr6958a-6959a
Craig/Chasen on "The Embassy," New York 6/22/79 (side A); Christopher Street docks 6/23/79 (side B)
June 1979
tr6960a
Gideon Ferebee on WPFW
June 14, 1984
tr6961a
Michelle Parkerson on WPFW
July 10, 1988
tr6962a
Cravedi in Boston
September 1986
tr6963a
Dirt editorial session 3/23/79 (side A); Donald 4/23/79 (side B)
March-April 1979
tr6964a
Craig's speech 3/28/79 (side A); Animate objects (side B)
c. March 1979
tr6965a-6974a
"Jumping to Conclusions"
tr6975a
WPA reading
May 14, 1979
tr6976a
Lambda Rising reading 6/19/86 (side A); Reagan and Nancy re: Drugs 9/14/86 (side B)
June, September 1986
tr6977a
"Innuendo," "Impact," "Another Show Biz"
tr6978a
"Things in 2's"
tr6979a
"In Common"
tr6980a
"Then What?"
tr6981a
"I Get Around" (video soundtrack)
tr6982a-6988a
"Stay or Go"
tr6989a
"Opening Night"
October 10, 1979