Guide to the Janet Hamill Archive,
1967-2010.

Collection Number: 8062

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

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Cornell University
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Date completed:
March 2013
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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Janet Hamill archive, 1967-2010.
Collection Number:
8062
Creator:
Hamill, Janet.
Quantity:
12 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, photographs, publications
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The Janet Hamill Archive contains extensive materials that document the life and work of Janet Hamill.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Poet, performer and artist.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Janet Hamill Archive contains extensive materials that document the life and work of Janet Hamill. The archive additionally illuminates Hamill's unique relationship with her longtime friend, poet, writer, singer-songwriter and artist Patti Smith. Included are correspondence (approximately 380 letters), manuscripts, journals, notebooks, diaries (several thousand pages dated 1967-2007) and photographs documenting Hamill's work. Also included are materials pertaining to Patti Smith consisting of correspondence (approximately 100 letters), manuscripts and notes concerning the book Just Kids (approximately 1,000 pages) and photographs of and by Patti Smith.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Hamill, Janet.
Hamill, Janet.
Smith, Patti.
Smith, Patti.
Smith, Patti.

Subjects:
Artists, American -- New York (State) -- New York.
Poets, American -- New York (State) -- New York.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Janet Hamill archive, #8062. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

SERIES LIST

Series I: Correspondence
Subseries Ia: General Correspondence
Subseries Ib: Publishing Correspondence
Subseries Ic: Miscellaneous Correspondence
Series II: Writings by Janet Hamill
Series III: Announcements for Performances/Readings and Related Material
Series IV: Photographs
Series V: Audio and Visual Items
Series VI: Journals, Diaries and Notebooks
Series VII: Moving Star
Series VIII: Personal Effects and Miscellaneous Items
Series IX: Artwork by Others
Series X: Patti Smith
Subseries Xa: Correspondence with Janet Hamill
Subseries Xb: Photographs of Patti Smith
Subseries Xc: Artwork by Patti Smith Subseries Xd: Just Kids Manuscripts and Notes
Subseries Xe: Assorted Materials
Subseries Xf: Robert Mapplethorpe Subseries Xg: Performances and Events with Patti Smith and Janet Hamill
Subseries Xh: Audio Materials
Subseries Xi: Posters and Broadsides

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
A (miscellaneous)
Box 1 Folder 1
3 TL
Includes 1 donation envelope; 1 information pamphlet; 1 free gift flyer; 1 addressed and stamped return envelope.
November 2, 2002-October 5, 2006
Amram, David
Box 1 Folder 2
4 EM, 2 Newspaper
American composer, musician, conductor, and writer. Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, and written many scores for Broadway theater and film, including Robert Frank and Alfred Leslie’s Pull My Daisy.
March 8, 1986-March 19, 2002
Anderson, Craig
Box 1 Folder 3
7 ACS, 6 APCS, 1 TL
Anderson is the manager of the Strand Rare Book Room. He is the stepson of American playwright Maxwell Anderson
March 16, 1987-September 8, 1990
Auster, Paul
Box 1 Folder 4
2 ALS
American author. Auster has published poems, essays, novels of his own as well as translations of French writers.
B (miscellaneous)
Box 1 Folder 5
3 ALS, 1 EM
October 24, 1982-May 2, 1991
Baron, Richard
Box 1 Folder 6
1 ALS, 2 APCS, 3 TLS
Baron is a photographer and collaborated on a book with Janet Hamill.
July 15, 1992-April 5, 1995
Benedict, Dorothy
Box 1 Folder 7
1 ALS, 2 APCS
September 26, 1998-December 17, 2000
Bertei, Adele
Box 1 Folder 8
5 ACS, 1 APCS, 4 EM, 1 TL, 2 TLS
Musician and performer, best known for being a member of the seminal New York No Wave band The Contortions and part of the early all-girl band The Bloods. Had roles in many New York Underground films and is also known for her work as a backup singer. She and Janet are longtime friends and performed together in the past
January 9, 1979-April 5, 1990
Blagg, Max
Box 1 Folder 9
2 Events, 1 TLS
Poet and performer, he and Janet had numerous readings together
January 31, 1986-May 1, 1991
BOMB Magazine
Box 1 Folder 10
1 AL, 3 ALS, 2 TLS
C (miscellaneous)
Box 1 Folder 11
1 ACS, 1 ALS, 1 APCS, 3 TLS
September 28, 1993-November 16, 1995
Cafe Review, The
Box 1 Folder 12
2 ALS, 1 TLS
October 27, 2005
Carb, Nathan
Box 1 Folder 13
1 ACS, 1 ALS
Former Janet English professor and chair of English Department at Rowan University.
February 29, 1988
Carter, Charlotte
Box 1 Folder 14
1 APCS
March 4, 1993-March 3, 1995
Caruso, Joseph
Box 1 Folder 15
2 ALS
December 15, 1988-November 20, 1989
Chalifoux, Kristine
Box 1 Folder 16
1 ALS, 1 APSC
May 25, 1995-August 18, 2000
Cherry, Amy
Box 1 Folder 17
1 EM, 2 TLS
Cherry was the editor at Norton for the never realized Eternal Café, a collaboration between Janet and Paula Smith
April 30, 1987-December 2, 1991
Chester, Laura
Box 1 Folder 18
10 TLS
Writer, editor, poet.
March 13, 1988-November 3, 2005
City Lights Booksellers and Publishers
Box 1 Folder 19
5 TLS
March 19, 1987
Codrescu, Andrei
Box 1 Folder 20
1 TLS
June 28-July 10, 1996
Colon, Frank
Box 1 Folder 21
2 ACS
October 4-24, 1990
Colorado North Review
Box 1 Folder 22
1 ALS, 1 TLS
September 7, 1981-July 29, 1982
Contact II
Box 1 Folder 23
3 TLS
January 8, 1985-May 10, 1995
Cuyler, Susanna
Box 1 Folder 24
2 APCS, 2 ALS, 9 TLS, 1 TPCS
January 25, 1980-March 4, 2006
Cress, Cathy
Box 1 Folder 25-27
10 ACS, 2 APCS, 9 ALS, 38 TLS
Cathy Cress attended Glassboro State College with Janet and was the editor of the college newspaper. She has an MSW in aging and is an expert on geriatric care.
January 15, 1981-August 6, 2004
Csida, Joe and June Bundy
Box 1 Folder 28
8 ACS, 14 TLS
1984-1987
Csida, Joe
Box 1 Folder 29
11 ACS
September 2, 1977-January 30, 1999
DeRugeris, CK
Box 1 Folder 30-32
3 ACS, 18 ALS, 5 MS, 39 TLS
DeRugeris attended Glassboro State College with Janet. He is a poet and author of speculative fiction
August 27, 1980-May 10, 1986
Dun and Bradstreet
Box 1 Folder 33
1 TLS
Includes photocopy of article by Janet's father
E (miscellaneous)
Box 1 Folder 34
1 TLS
December 4, 2002-March 5, 2003
Educational Alliance, The
Box 1 Folder 35
8 Event, 1 TLS
July 7, 1982-June 24, 1987
Ehrman, Sally
Box 1 Folder 36
1 ACS, 1 ALS, 1 APCS
August 29, 1980-April 27, 1990
Equator Books
Box 1 Folder 37
4 Events
F (miscellaneous)
Box 1 Folder 38
1 ALS, 1 APSC
April 28, 1993
Foye, Raymond
Box 1 Folder 39
1 APCS
Hanuman Books publisher.
G (miscellaneous)
Box 1 Folder 40
1 TLS, 2 ACS, 1 APCS
June 16, 1980
Grad, Wendy
Box 1 Folder 41
1 Event, 1 TLS
H (miscellaneous)
Box 1 Folder 42
1 TLS
February 14, 2006
Hamill, Bryan
Box 1 Folder 43
1 ALS, 1 EM
February 14, 1987-September 1, 2004
Hamill, Janet
Box 1 Folder 44
9 ACS, 1 EM, 1 TLS
Janet's sister-in-law.
Hamill, Judy
Box 1 Folder 45
2 ACS
Janet's sister.
October 29, 1988
Hamill, Trid
Box 1 Folder 46
7 ACS, 1 ALS, 1 TLS
Janet's sister.
July 4, 1982-February 18, 2003
Holman, Bob
Box 1 Folder 47
3 ALS, 5 APCS, 6 EM, 1 event, 1 MS, 2 TLS
Holman was instrumental in the reopening of the Nuyorican Poets Café and founded the Bowery Poetry Club.
April 28, 1996
Howe, Fanny
Box 1 Folder 48
1 APCS
August 30, 1995-December 9, 2005
Hudson, Patti
Box 1 Folder 49
4 ALS, 1 EM, 2 event
Photographer and artist. Hudson is a longtime friend of both Patti Smith and Janet.
I (miscellaneous)
Box 1 Folder 50
8 event, 1 TLS
September 24, 1993
Indiana, Gary
Box 1 Folder 51
1 ACS
J (miscellaneous)
Box 1 Folder 52
1 ALS, 1 TL
November 2, 2004-February 13, 2006
Junes, P.
Box 1 Folder 53
2 ACS
K (miscellaneous)
Box 1 Folder 54
1 TLS
October 1, 2004-February 7, 2005
Kozik, Adam
Box 1 Folder 55
2 ACS
March 27, 1980-February 17, 1983
Konglomerati Press
Box 1 Folder 56
7 TLS
May 25, 1987-July 19, 1998
Kraman, Cynthia
Box 1 Folder 57
3 ACS, 8 ALS, 14 APCS, 2 MS, 2 TLS, 1 Photo
Kruger, Barbara
Box 1 Folder 58
1 Event
Barbara Kruger is a well-known conceptual artist and was friends with JH throughout the 70’s. They were introduced to each other by Ken Tisa.
L (miscellaneous)
Box 1 Folder 59
1 Newsletter, 1 TLS
March 20, 1989-July 17, 1993
Lance, Jeanne
Box 1 Folder 60
3 ALS, 3 APCS
2002
Lewis, Sandy and Joel
Box 1 Folder 61
1 ACS
December 5, 1975
Library of Congress
Box 1 Folder 62
1 TLS
October 10, 1987-November 30, 1993
Linn, Judy
Box 1 Folder 63
3 Event
July 15, 1998-August 9, 1998
Long Shot Productions
Box 1 Folder 64
1 TLS, 1 ALS
M (miscellaneous)
Box 1 Folder 65
1 ACS, 1 ALS, 2 TLS
July 7, 1988-January 18, 1989
Mechem, James
Box 1 Folder 66
3 APCS
Morrissey, Mike
Box 1 Folder 67
4 ACS, 1 ALS
Including cards.
November 11, 1985-March 3, 1986
Muraskiewicz, Gregory
Box 1 Folder 68
1 ACS, 2 APCS
N (miscellaneous)
Box 1 Folder 69
1 ACS, 1 Card, 3 TLS, MS
December 18, 2000
National Endowment for the Arts
Box 1 Folder 70
2 TLS
August 13, 1980-August 12, 1981
New Wilderness Foundation Inc., The
Box 1 Folder 71
2 ALS, 1 MS, 1 Pamphlet, 1 Pen, 3 TLS
O (miscellaneous)
Box 2 Folder 1
2 ACS, 1 Event, 2 Invoices
January 15, 1990-August 24, 1993
Okulski, Gloryia
Box 2 Folder 2
Gloryia Okulski was an inspirational English teacher during JH’s junior year of high school. Janet considers her responsible for her being a poet
May 31, 1991-August 10, 1999
Orange County Community College
Box 2 Folder 3
2 ALS, 3 TLS, 1 transcript, 1 EM
August 26, 1985-December 26, 1992
Orr, Denie
Box 2 Folder 4
1 ACS, 1 ALS, 2 APCS, 2 TCS, 2 TLS
November 13, 1979-September 22, 2004
Owen, Maureen
Box 2 Folder 5
4 ACS, 12 APCS, 1 EM, 4 ALS, 1 fax, 8 TLS
American poet, publisher and editor. Owen was co-director of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project in New York City. She is the editor and publisher of Telephone Books and has published two of JH’s books.
P (miscellaneous)
Box 2 Folder 6
2 ACS, 2 ALS, 2 TLS
March 12-July 8, 1987
Padgett, Ron
Box 2 Folder 7
1 APCS, 1 TLS
February 4, 1998-June 30, 2004
Peabody, Richard
Box 2 Folder 8
1 APCS, 1 ALS, 3 TLS, MS, Event
May 16-23, 1974
Perlman, John
Box 2 Folder 9
2 ALS
November 13, 1978-January 25, 2005
Poetry Project, The
Box 2 Folder 10
5 ALS, 2 Event, 13 TLS, MS, 3 Newsletters
December 13, 1989-April 2, 1901
Poets and Writers, Inc.
Box 2 Folder 11
1 ACS, 1 Event, 1 TL, 1 TLS
February 4, 1988-September 7, 1993
Poets House
Box 2 Folder 12
1 TLS, 3 papers
R (miscellaneous)
Box 2 Folder 13
2 ALS, 1 event
August 16, 1979-March 27, 1990
Rothenberg, Jerome
Box 2 Folder 14
2 APCS
April 14, 2001-April 8, 2006
Rowan University
Box 2 Folder 15
15 EM, 2 TLS
January 1, 1982-April 20, 1983
Rowoholt
Box 2 Folder 16
1 Event, 2 ALS, 1 ALS, 1 Contract, 1 Invoice
S (miscellaneous)
Box 2 Folder 17
3 ACS, 2 EM, 1 TLS
December 18, 1995
Schneider, Gail
Box 2 Folder 18
1 ACS, 1 APCS
January 10, 1986-January 7, 1989
Singh, Ravi
Box 2 Folder 19
1 Event, 1 MS, 1 printout
Includes "The New Romantics--A Manifesto."
May 19, 1999-June 25, 1999
Stablein, Marilyn
Box 2 Folder 20
1 ACS, 1 TLS
August 8, 1990-May 8, 1991
Tart, Indrek
Box 2 Folder 21
1 ACS, 3 TLS, MS, Postcards
1980
Tisa, Ken
Box 2 Folder 22
1 APCS
An artist and early friend of Janet and Patti Smith. He has also collaborated with poets Max Blagg and Kenward Elmslie.
March 6, 2002-November 17, 2004
Torsello, Bob
Box 2 Folder 23
1 ACS, 1 EM, MS
Played bass in Janet's band.
February 23-August 18, 2004
Traester, Mary C.
Box 2 Folder 24
1 EM, 1 TL, 2 TLS
January 6, 2004
UR Vox
Box 2 Folder 24A
1 ACS, 1 ALS
W (miscellaneous)
Box 2 Folder 25
1 Event
February 28, 2006
Waldman, Anne
Box 2 Folder 25A
1 ACS
July 29, 1985-December 29, 1992
Weiss, Joanne
Box 2 Folder 26
3 ACS, 3 APCS, 1 TCS, 1 TL, 6 TLS
March 8, 1980-March 3, 1981
Weissner, Carl
Box 2 Folder 27
1 ALS, 4 TLS
April 9, 1973-March 20, 2005
Winokur, Neil and Anne Umland
Box 2 Folder 28
3 ACS, 2 APCS, 1 ALS, 9 Events, 2 TLS, 6 photographs
March 8, 2004-March 13, 2006
Wolfe, Edward
Box 2 Folder 29
2 TLS
Janet's former English professor and friend.
A-G
Box 2 Folder 30
H-Z
Box 2 Folder 31
Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 32
8 ACS, 2 ALS, 8 APCS, 1 EM, 4 Events, MS, 11 Misc.
2008
Body of Water
Box 2 Folder 33
Proofs with corrections
2008
Body of Water
Box 2 Folder 34
Bowery Books, related correspondence, publishing information, photographs, promotional material, guest book
1980
The Enigma of Buster Keaton
Box 2 Folder 35
Self-published chapbook
1996
Lost Ceilings
Box 2 Folder 36
Two copies of the manuscript
1999
Lost Ceilings
Box 2 Folder 37
Emails, notebooks, photographs
1999
Lost Ceilings
Box 2 Folder 38
Composition notebook, small journal
1992
Nostaligia of the Infinite
Box 3 Folder 1-3
Correspondence, including Ocean View Books
1992
Nostaligia of the Infinite
Box 3 Folder 4, 12
Art boards
1992
Nostaligia of the Infinite
Box 3 Folder 5
Final proof
1992
Nostaligia of the Infinite
Box 3 Folder 6
MS drafts
1992
Nostaligia of the Infinite
Box 3 Folder 7-10
Notes and notebooks
1992
Nostaligia of the Infinite
Box 3 Folder 11
Book copies
1972
Pleiades
Box 2 Folder 39
Self-published chapbook and front layout and artwork
1980
The Temple
Box 2 Folder 40-42
Telephone books, transcripts, manuscript pages, copies of manuscript, book mock-up, photographs, certificate of copyright registration
1975
Troublante, written under Juan Hamill
Box 2 Folder 43
Letterpress printed in an edition of 100 by Oliphant Press
1975
"The Big Sleep", written under Juan Hamill
Box 2 Folder 44
2 copies of the broadside. 1 copy has the name “Juan” crossed out and replaced by “Janet.” Also included is the layout, with original artwork, for the broadside.
2005
"Byron's Time Sheet"
Box 2 Folder 45
Signed, no. 3 of 50
The Departure of the Argonauts
Box 2 Folder 46
Broadside and layout.
1974
"From 'The Book of Marvels'", written under Juan Hamill
Box 2 Folder 47
No. 47. Also included is the layout, with original artwork, for the broadside.
1974
"Madame Bogart's Arts of Animal Ecstasy", written under Juan Hamill
Box 2 Folder 48
Signed, no. 99. Also included is the layout for the broadside.
1974
"Mme. Bogart", written under Juan Hamill
Box 4 Folder 3
Also included is the layout, with original artwork, for the broadside.
2001
"Requiem"
Box 4 Folder 2
No. 84
1976
"Subterraneous"
Box 3 Folder 13
No. 102
1977
"The Water Tower"
Box 3 Folder 14
1964-1967
Avant
Box 3 Folder 15
6 issues. Glassboro State College literary magazine. Both Patti (Patricia) Smith and Janet Hamill were on the Avant staff. It served as an early area over which the two bonded. Work by JH, but not PS, appears in several of these issues.
Other material
Box 3 Folder 16-17
Assorted poetry manuscripts, "Delouz Entago", drafts, "A Poem for All Seasons", handwritten lists.
Other material
Box 4 Folder 1
Publications
Box 3 Folder 18
Folder with assorted items, including: proofs for “The Birds of the Air” included in the Gary Indiana anthology Living with the Animals, also included is some correspondence with Indiana and the book’s editor; tear sheet from Kansas Quarterly; and items related to Janet's contribution to More Reflections on the Meaning of Life.
Materials
Box 3 Folder 19
Assorted newspapers, writings and a student paper on JH.
2007
United Kingdom Trip
Box 3 Folder 20-22
Assorted materials, including correspondence, books, brochures, receipts, and travel material related to Janet's trip to the UK to present a reading and workshop, also included is some correspondence related to Janet's UK trip to participate in the Latitude Festival.
Rubber Stamps
Box 3 Folder 23
3 rubber stamps used for flyers and announcement cards, including readings at The Poetry Project 1978? and a reading with Max Blagg at the Ear Inn.
July 14
Subject to Fits Reading
Box 4 Folder 4
8 ½ x 14 inch poster for JH reading with Max Blagg at St. Marks Church. The poster has poems by both Blagg and JH. Also included is the layout, with original artwork by Kenneth Tisa.
February 22, 1976
Today's Radio reading
Box 4 Folder 5
8 ½ by 14 inch poster for reading by Juan Hamill (JH’s nom de plume) at 41 Worth Street. The poster has a poem by JH. Also included is the layout, with original artwork by Kenneth Tisa.
October 4
Ear Inn reading with Ravi Singh
Box 4 Folder 6
Postcard, source material and layout for the postcard.
June 15, 1978
Short Pieces: Electric Music, Performance, Film
Box 4 Folder 7
JH performed as “Janet H.” at 33 Grand Street. Other performers, included Laurie Anderson, Adele Bertei, Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, John Lurie, Jeffrey Lohn, and others.
January 9, 1977
Eggs over Dresden reading
Box 4 Folder 8
2 9 x 14 inch posters for reading that also included Maxwell Blagg, David Matlin, and others. On the verso of one of the posters is a manuscript, with corrections, of JH poem “The Two Yellow Pills.”
November 7
The Arousing Word
Box 4 Folder 9
Small flyer for a reading that included Juan Hamill (JH’s nom de plume) at A.I.R. Gallery. Also included is the layout with original artwork for the flyer.
Mar 1
After 1980!
Box 4 Folder 10
Flyer and original artwork for JH reading with Adele Bertei and Max Blagg at the Mud[d Club].
August 13, 2005
Hudson Valley Poets Fest
Box 4 Folder 11
Flyer for the festival in which JH participated. There is also correspondence concerning a possible JH reading at the Strand Bookstore.
April 18, 1999
Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center
Box 4 Folder 12
2 flyers for JH and Moving Star’s performance as part of Whitman Sunday at the Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center, Camden N.J. There is also some correspondence concerning the event.
April 1, 2001
People's Poetry Gathering
Box 4 Folder 13
Schedule and poster for the event, Mar 30–Apr 1, 2001. Patti Smith and her Band played with JH and Moving Star. The Gathering featured Stanley Kunitz, John Ashbery, Brenda Hillman, Galway Kinnell, and many others.
December 6, 2008
Oh My God! Festival
Box 4 Folder 14-15
JH participated in this Rededication of The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Devine. Folder includes invitation to the event, correspondence, stage pass, t-shirt, and other items. Other participants included, among many, Mike Albo, Samantha Jones, and Jayne Cortez.
June 8, 2002
Word: The Jay Liveson Memorial Poetry and Music Festival
Box 4 Folder 16
JH participated in this festival presented by Exoterica and The College of Mount Saint Vincent (Bronx, N.Y). Folder includes flyer and card for the event, correspondence and program. Other participants included, among many, Billy Collins, Jim Carroll, Richard Hell, Edwin Torres, and Big Youth.
November 5-December 10, 1992
A Poet Paints: A One Woman Show
Box 4 Folder 17
Flyer, publicity photo, statement, checklist (with prices), and press coverage of JH solo exhibition of her paintings.
Cards and small items.
Box 4 Folder 18
Approximately 30 assorted items for JH readings and performances, including: participation in Stan Vanderbeek’s New Wilderness event “Dream Fest” , Sep 17, 1979; reading with Ed Friedman at the Zu; “All Hallow’s Eve” reading with Annabel Levitt at St. Mark’s Church; reading with Maureen Owen at the Ear Inn; reading with Jack Collom at St. Mark’s Church; reading (as Juan Hamill) with Barbara Kruger at Artists Space; and programs from The Poetry Project’s Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading.
8 ½ x 11 inch items
Box 4 Folder 19
Approximately 50 assorted items, primarily flyers and “set lists” for JH readings and performances, including: participation in “Greatest Hits 60 Poets: 60 Poems All-Star Benefit” for NYC Poetry Calendar at Environ ; original artwork for flyer for “Ladies Choice” reading with Ann Powell and Ruth Kligman at 11 West 20; items related to participation in “Praise Day for Philip Lamatia! ‘Becoming Visible’”; readings 17 at the 9th Precinct Gallery, ABC NO RIO and the Figaro Cafe; and flyer and program for “Jet of Blood” directed by Bob Holman at Ward Nasse Gallery.
8 ½ x 14 inch posters
Box 4 Folder 20
8 items, including posters announcing: The Poetry Project Valentine’s Day Reading, 1988 ; Rose Drachler Memorial Reading, 1983, and “Poems at the 9th Precinct Gallery”.
Larger posters and programs
Box 4 Folder 21
15 items, including posters announcing: The Poets Theatre and The Poetry Project’s Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading. Programs include the program for “Patti Smith’s Meltdown,” London, 2005 at which JH also performed. Also: posters for “The Blank Generation and Beyond,” grand opening of the Pioneer Theater, New York.
The Poets Theatre and Kerouac posters
Mapcase Mapcase
1973
Morocco polaroids
Box 4 Folder 22
20 3 ¼ x 4 ¼ inch black and white Polaroid photographs taken by JH on her Moroccan trip.
1973
Morocco photographs taken by Neil Winokur
Box 4 Folder 23
6 black and white photographs, of assorted sizes, of Morocco and JH in Morocco. There are also copy negatives for one of the photographs and a contact sheet of the negatives.
1978
Brion Gysin and Adele Bertei at the Nova Convention
Box 4 Folder 24
8 x 10 inch black and white photograph by Marcia Resnick.
Sun Dance Pledgers–Cheyenne,
Box 4 Folder 25
8 x 10 inch copy photograph from the Museum of Natural History.
1971
Death Valley Landscapes
Box 4 Folder 26
3 8 x 10 inch black and white photographs by Neil Winokur.
1970s
Road trip
Box 4 Folder 27
38 2 ¾ x 3 ½ inch photographs of JH and friends on a road trip.
Assorted snapshots
Box 4 Folder 28-30
13 small black and white and color photographs of various sizes, including travel shots of JH and friends, 72 color snapshots including many photos of JH artwork, 44 black and white snapshots, largely of JH’s home studio, Approx. 10 photographs of various sizes, including publicity photos.
Curtained object
Box 4 Folder 31
Portrait of Janet Hamill
Box 11 Folder 1
11 x 14 inch black and white photograph. Signed by the photographer Judy Linn on verso.
Flying Nowhere
CD-1820
Box 4 Folder 32
Genie of the Alphabet
CD-1821
Box 4 Folder 32
April 2, 2010
Janet Hamill CAPS audio CD
CD-1822
Box 4 Folder 32
Bryan's Genie of the Alphabet visuals
CD-1823
Box 4 Folder 32
2005
Moving Star
CD-1824
Box 6 Folder 8
2000
Flying Nowhere
CD-1825
Box 6 Folder 8
April 1, 2001
Spoken Words live, Patti Smith group live, Moving Star live
CD-1826-1827
Box 6 Folder 8
2001
Democracy Now! live, The Poetry Project live, the Poetry Project's 28th Annual New Year's Day Reading, Moving Star
CD-1828-1829
Box 6 Folder 9
2005
Janet music, Moving Star
CD-1830-1832
Box 6 Folder 9
2001, 2005
Moving Star, mixes, Spellbound
CD-1833-1838
Box 6 Folder 10
1975
JH reading at Stockton State College, shot by Joel Sternfeld, ½ inch video
F-473
Box 4 Folder 33
November 5, 1992
Cable 6 News OCCC
Box 6 V-6262
1997
Cyber Forest, Janet Hamill with Shrubs
Box 6 V-6263
2003
Resist to be with the living
Box 6 V-6264
2001
Janet Hamill and Moving Star
Box 6 V-6265
Patti Smith, Janet Hamill, Oliver Ray
Box 6 V-6266
December 1928
2 cassette tapes of JH reading, one marked St. Marks.
TR-9338-9339
Box 4 Folder 34
February 14, 1998
Janet Hamill, Moving Star
TR-9340
Box 7 Folder 1
August 1997
Janet Hamill with Bob Torsello and Jay LoRubbio
TR-9341
Box 7 Folder 1
December 12, 1997
The Poetry Project live
TR-9342
Box 7 Folder 1
Janet Hamill, Moving Star
TR-9343-9344
Box 7 Folder 2
1997
Janet Hamill with Shrubs
TR-9345-9346
Box 7 Folder 2
Moving Star
TR-9347
Box 7 Folder 3
June 29, 1997
Moving Star demo
TR-9348
Box 7 Folder 3
Rube- Time Passages
TR-9349
Box 7 Folder 3
Janet Hamill mix tapes
TR-9350-9351
Box 7 Folder 4
Janet Hamill and Moving Star
TR-9352-9353
Box 7 Folder 4
1995
Janet Hamill, Moving Star, Patti Smith rough mixes
TR-9354-9355
Box 7 Folder 5
Moving Star pre-production
TR-9356
Box 7 Folder 5
1997-1998
Janet Hamill and Moving Star
TR-9357-9359
Box 7 Folder 6
1976
Notebook: Temple of Destruction, Mme. Bogart
Box 4 Folder 35
1979-1980
Two composition notebooks
Box 4 Folder 36
1981
Composition notebook, Csida
Box 5 Folder 1
1980-1985, 1999-2000
Seven diaries
Box 5 Folder 2-5
1971
Trip book
Box 5 Folder 6
1974
Histoire notebook
Box 5 Folder 7
2003, 2007
Three notebooks
Box 5 Folder 8-9
Notebook and correspondence
Box 5 Folder 10
Five notebooks
Box 5 Folder 11-12
Notebook with sketches from Ken Tisa
Box 5 Folder 13
Eight notebooks
Box 5 Folder 14
Includes notes on Subterraneous, Trans Atlantic and the Other Side, Seven Veils, Spell Bound, Flying Nowhere and Millennium
Nine Notebooks
Box 5 Folder 15-17
Notebook with correspondence, photographs, and clippings
Box 6
Aerial services notebook
Box 6 Folder 1
Three notebooks
Box 6 Folder 2-3
Newspapers
Box 6 Folder 4
Two T-shirts
Box 6 Folder 5
1997-2005
Photographs
Box 6 Folder 6-7
December 27
Janet Hamill and Moving Star flyers
Box 7 Folder 7
2001
CD materials
Box 7 Folder 8
Bio
Box 7 Folder 9
Tape artwork
Box 7 Folder 10
Set lists
Box 7 Folder 11
Flyers
Box 7 Folder 12
Press
Box 7 Folder 13
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 14
Notebook, name tag
Box 7 Folder 15
1998
Mercury Records contract and correspondence
Box 7 Folder 16
1998
BMI correspondence and records
Box 7 Folder 17
Bug Music
Box 7 Folder 18
ASCAP materials
Box 7 Folder 19
Record budget
Box 7 Folder 20
1999
AFTRA membership
Box 7 Folder 21
1980s
Goshen Public Library materials
Box 7 Folder 22
1986
Application
Box 7 Folder 23
1997-2000
Independent Republican newspapers
Box 7 Folder 24-27
1998-2000
Goshen Public Library Poetry materials, including photographs
Box 7 Folder 28
2000
Visiting Poetry Project
Box 7 Folder 29
1980
Wedding cards
Box 8 Folder 1
Miscellaneous, including stamp
Box 8 Folder 2-5
Newsletters and papers
Box 8 Folder 6-8
1973
Benowitz print
Box 8 Folder 9
Ken Tisa
Box 11 Folder 2
3 original ink drawings, signed by the artist. Sizes vary, approx.5 ½ x 7 inches. 1 print of one of the ink drawings, 8 ½ x 11 inches. Color drawing of a pyramid shape with collaged color snapshot of pink pelicans, titled “Paradise.” Signed and inscribed by the artist, approx. 8 x 11 inches
1976-1977
Joel Sternfeld "Bar/Man in Hat/Young Girl's Hair"
Box 12 Folder 2
Color photograph of inside a bar in the “Deep South”, 15 ¾ x 11 ½ inches in a 20 x 16 inch mat. Both the photo and mat are soiled. Signed by the artist.
Maureen Owen
Box 12 Folder 2
“reading moonlight or reading on the moon” broadside, signed and inscribed by the poet, 12 x 16 inches.
1970s
Miscellaneous correspondence and photographs
Box 8 Folder 10
1970
Manuscript Music book
Box 8 Folder 11
Written on cover: “Featuring old correspondence Note: new correspondence can be designated by blue fountain pen,” return address at the Hotel Chelsea, and “Patricia L Smith.” There are also several stickers on the cover. Inside are handwritten poems, thoughts, songs, and lists written to JH. Items laid in at different pages include: two poems, “exclusive pix of Howie [Howard Michaels],” ad for Jesse Winchester album, and clipping of James Dean on newsprint.
1970
Correspondence
Box 8 Folder 12
3 TLS, 6 ALS
Includes photographs, poems, and a lock of Janet's brother's hair.
February 10, 1971
Flyer for Gerard Malanga and Smith reading
Box 8 Folder 13
February 23, 1971
Letter on stationary from the White House, London
Box 8 Folder 13
ALS
April 9, 1971
Piece of cloth with "Chelsea" written on it with envelope
Box 8 Folder 13
May 16, 1971
Clipping from The Herald on Female Super 8
Box 8 Folder 13
1971
Letter
Box 8 Folder 13
ALS
March 31, April 7, 1972
Letter
Box 8 Folder 14
2 ALS
Written on the back of the typescript of “Piano,” a Smith poem, with some handwriting also on it. The envelope has a sticker of a duck.
June 5, 1973
Letters
Box 8 Folder 15
2 ALS
Written on the back of a photocopy of the corrected cover layout for PS’s Witt, published by Gotham Book Mart, 1973. There is also some writing on the photocopy.
February 11, 1974
Letter
Box 8 Folder 16
ALS
Written on “Correograma” stationery and sent from Mexico.
August 26, December 5, 1975
Letters
Box 8 Folder 17
2 ALS, TLS, MS
1980
Letters
Box 8 Folder 18
5 ALS, ACS, APCS
Includes a Polaroid photograph of Janet
1971
Letters
Box 8 Folder 19
ALS, APCS
With photograph of "Smith Kitchen"
1989
Letters and Christmas Card
Box 8 Folder 20
4 ALS
With photograph of Smith children.
1990
Letters
Box 8 Folder 21-22
21 ALS
Many include children's scribbles.
1991
Letters
Box 8 Folder 23-24
14 ALS, APCS, MS
"Gale" manuscript, clippings from papers.
1992
Letters
Box 8 Folder 25
9 ALS, 3 APCS
With manuscript of "February Snow".
1993
Letters
Box 8 Folder 26
8 ALS, ACS
With manuscript of "The Coral Sea" and "The Writer's Song"
1994
Letters
Box 8 Folder 27
5 ALS
2 copies of the Memorial Service announcement card for Fred “Sonic” Smith,and 2 copies of the Mariners’ Church of Detroit Memorial Service program. Includes some photographs.
1995
Letter
Box 8 Folder 28
ALS
With memorial cards.
1997
Napkin with note to Joe Csida
Box 8 Folder 29
1998
Letters
Box 8 Folder 30
2 ALS
1999
Letter
Box 8 Folder 31
APCS, card
1990s
Woolgathering
Box 8 Folder 32
3 MS
2002
Letters
Box 8 Folder 33
APCS, ACS
Includes laminated memorial card for Beverly Williams Smith, PS’s mother; black ribbon; and folded memorial card.
2004-2005
Correspondence
Box 8 Folder 34
4 EM, 1 ALS, MS
Manuscripts of poems that became Auguries of Innocence, 2005, 53 pp. Many corrections, in the hand of JH, throughout.
Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 35
1969-1995
Photographs
Box 8 Folder 36
2005-2008, undated
Photographs
Box 8 Folder 37
2005-2006
Photographs, some for Body of Water
Box 8 Folder 38
A 4 7/8 x 7 ½ inch wood (cigar?) box that PS created after visiting Federico García Lorca’s niece and handling an “original” copy of Poeta en Nueva York. PS presented the box to JH. It contains items that she brought back from Spain and includes: linen gloves that PS wore while handling the García Lorca manuscript, an unburned votive candle; a dried flower; a picture of García Lorca; a paper lace doily; a British pound coin; a Spanish postcard from 1903 of an unidentified woman; and a slip of paper with “Octubre 2007” printed on it.
2007
"Lorca Box"
Box 8
ca. 1994
Early handwritten notes
Box 9 Folder 1
Inserted in back of pad is handwritten manuscript on notebook graph paper of the poem “Wild Leaves” that appears only in the paperback edition of Just Kids. Also inserted in back are a color photocopy of six SX-70 photographs of Jesse Smith (?) in a graveyard with Smith family gravestones and a photocopy from parts of a Los Angeles Times article about Robert Mapplethorpe’s artwork.
Handwritten notes on graph paper
Box 9 Folder 2
Including chronologies, journal entries, letters (never sent), dreams and poems.
Notes for Monday's Children
Box 9 Folder 3
Outline Monday's Children
Box 9 Folder 4
Original manuscript with handwritten notes
Box 9 Folder 5
Monday's Children notes
Box 9 Folder 6
Notes, questions, suggestions for sections and areas needing to be developed, including tone and focus of the book. Also noted are new sections, additional writing and other changes that have been done to the manuscript.
Manuscript copies
Box 9 Folder 7-8
Outline Monday's Children
Box 9 Folder 9
May 2004
Bound manuscript
Box 9 Folder 10
Emails and manuscripts
Box 9 Folder 11
Notes and drafts
Box 9 Folder 12
Picturing Robert manuscripts with notes
Box 9 Folder 13-14
1998
Letters to Betsy Lerner
Box 9 Folder 15
"Monday's Children" notes
Box 9 Folder 16
Notes
Box 9 Folder 17
"Just Kids" notes
Box 9 Folder 18
Hotel Chelsea folder with typed manuscript pages
Box 9 Folder 19
"Separate Ways Together" with notes and writings
Box 9 Folder 20
Typed manuscripts
Box 9 Folder 21
Floppy disk of stories
Box 9 Folder 22
October 1974
"East Side Sutra: View from a Window", The Press
Box 9 Folder 23
A complete issue of The Press, a monthly New York City newspaper. It contains a section “The East Village: The Pangs of Rebirth,” with this Patti Smith contributed article.
1995
"Return of Patti Smith", The Press
Box 9 Folder 24
With an issue of Vanity Fair
1995
"Return of Patti Smith", The Village Voice
Box 11 Folder 3
2000
Clarinet reed
Box 9 Folder 25
Smith's reed from when she played with JH and Moving Star
2006-2007
"A Pythagorean Traveler" exhibition
Box 9 Folder 26
Announcement card for Patti Smith solo exhibition at the Robert Miller Gallery. The exhibition included recent photographs as well as an installation piece, a composite of objects, drawings, and a vintage silk cloth inscribed by the arti
2010
Just Kids excerpt in Rolling Stone
Box 9 Folder 27
Forward to Nostalgia of the Infinite
Box 9 Folder 28
1973
Postcard of Jean-Paul Belmondo sent to Janet Hamill
Box 10 Folder 9
1977
Photograph of Hamill and Smith taken at the Village Gate
Box 10 Folder 9
1966
Framed self-portrait of Smith and Hamill
Box 12
. Drawing with colored pencil of PS with JH, 1966. This was made while JH was living with PS’s family. It is inscribed by PS: “Chaps, ltd. 1966. With love to Chaps.” According to JH, this drawing had been in the possession of Robert Mapplethorpe for over twenty years. It was given back to PS, by his estate, after his death. PS later gave the drawing to JH. 10 x 13 drawing in 19 x 23 inch frame.
January 1, 1973
Invitation to gallery opening Untitled
Box 9 Folder 29
1989
Memorial card with Patti Smith poem
Box 9 Folder 29
May 22, 1989
List of speakers at Mapplethorpe memorial
Box 9 Folder 29
June 12, 1995
Invitation to a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of Mapplethorpe's cancelled exhibit
Box 9 Folder 29
February 4, 1974
Cutty Sark Hart Crane handbill
Box 9 Folder 30
Handbill, for a reading with Anne Powell, Juan Hamill (Janet Hamill) and Patti Smith at the Razor Gallery. Also included is the original collage artwork for the handbill.
July 25, 1995
Summerstage
Box 9 Folder 31
JH read her poems as the opening act for Patti Smith’s Central Park Summerstage appearance. Included are: an artist’s agreement, posters, t-shirt, Neil Strauss’s New York Times review, clippings, and poems with handwritten notes that JH read.
October 8-November 5, 1995
Art Show and Poetry Reading
Box 9 Folder 32-34
JH and Patti Smith were brought to Boston by their old friend Patti Hudson. This was Smith’s first Boston appearance in 16 years. They did an evening of readings together and had an exhibition. Smith showed Polaroids at the Art Market Gallery, and JH showed her watercolors. Included are: publicity around the events, some correspondence and a t-shirt made for the event.
September 1997
Liss Ard Festival, Co. Cork, Ireland
Box 9 Folder 35-40
Patti Smith was the festival’s first director in 1997. JH participated in the festival and did several readings, including a reading with Patti Smith and Nick Cave. Includes: photographs of the event (approx 70 color snapshots and 11 8 x 10 inch black and white photographs); itinerary; correspondence; tshirts; “The Gardens Voice: Liss Ard 97”, and press folder.
1997
Liss Ard poster
Mapcase Mapcase
April 1, 2001
People's Poetry Gathering
Box 10 Folder 1
JH and Moving Star opened for Patti Smith and her Band. Includes: participant badge; letter of agreement; some correspondence; and programs for the event.
September 2002
Strange Messenger, opening party and reading
Box 10 Folder 2
Oct 18, 2002
Warhol Museum Performance
Box 10 Folder 3
Flyer for JH and Moving Star performance at the Warhol Museum. At the time “Strange Messenger: The Art of Patti Smith” was on also display at the Museum. Also included in the folder is JH agreement with the Museum, correspondence and other items.
June 2005
Meltdown festival
Box 10 Folder 4
The 2005 Meltdown was directed by Patti Smith. She performed along with many others, including JH, Antony and the Johnsons, Beth Orton, Billy Bragg, Cat Power, Joanna Newsom, John Cale, Lenny Kaye, Martha Wainwright, Marc Almond, Richard Hell, Roy Harper, Sinéad O'Connor, Television, and Yoko Ono. JH performed with John Giorno and also discussed her work with Smith. Included are: the event’s program, stage pass, correspondence, letter of agreement, publicity, and 2 handwritten manuscripts in JH’s hand.
2005
Summerstage
Box 10 Folder 5
JH and Moving Star were the opening act for Patti Smith’s 2005 Central Park Summerstage appearance. Included are: stage pass, correspondence, set list and 34 snapshots of the event.
2006
Latitude Festival
Box 10 Folder 6
Both Patti Smith and JH performed at the first annual Latitude Festival. Included are a UK newspaper with an article about the festival and 2 performer wristbands.
March 2, 2008
An Intimate Evening with Patti Smith and Janet Hamill
Box 10 Folder 7
Both Smith and JH attended Rowan when it was named Glassboro State College. Included are: program, set list, press release, and photocopies of snapshots.
"Horses" vinyl record
Box 11 Folder 4
Arista Records, Test Pressing, Demonstration Copy, Not for Sale. From the Wartoke Concern, Inc
"Horses" vinyl record
Box 11 Folder 5
Arista Records; initial release without sleeve. From the Wartoke Concern, Inc
"Radio Ethiopia" vinyl record
Box 11 Folder 6
Arista Records, Promotional Copy, Not for Sale. From the Wartoke Concern, Inc
Test pressing for Velvet Underground album "The Velvet Underground and Nico"
Box 11 Folder 7
From the Wartoke Concern, Inc
September 18, 1976
"Radio Ethiopia" vinyl record
Box 11 Folder 8
Arista Records, Demonstration Copy, Not for Sale; in original sleeve; cover photo by Judy Linn. Liner notes signed and dated by Patti Smith.
"Easter" vinyl record
Box 11 Folder 9
Arista Records, original release in original sleeve; not inscribed; cover photo by Lynn Goldsmith. Liner notes signed by PS and also with the mark of a cross in her hand.
"People Have the Power" vinyl record
Box 11 Folder 10
Arista Records, loaned for promotion only, not for sale; in original sleeve; not inscribed; cover photo by Robert Mapplethorpe.
"Dream of Life" vinyl record
Box 11 Folder 11
Arista Records; original release in original sleeve; not inscribed; cover photo by Robert Mapplethorpe.
"Hey Joe/Piss Factory" 45
Box 10 Folder 8
Sire Records, Special Collector’s Edition; sleeve only; inscribed; cover photo Sandy Daley.
July 27, 1995
Patti Smith "Poetry and Music"
Box 12 Folder 1
With Janet Hamill, Lenny Kaye, and Kimberly Smith, signed by all of the performers, 14 x 22 inches.
1997
Poster
Box 12 Folder 1
Patti Smith and Special Guests, Nick Cave, Donal Dineen, David Gray, Janet Hamill, Ron Sexsmith, Liss Ard Festival, Co. Cork, Ireland, Sep 3–7, 1997, 33 x 23 ½ inches.
1995
"Ps/alm revisited for William Burroughs"
Box 12 Folder 1
Letterpress printed by Leslie Miller at The Grenfell Press for Hanuman Books, 12 ½ x 15 inches.
1995
"A Small Entreaty"
Box 12 Folder 1
Letterpress printed by Leslie Miller at The Grenfell Press for Hanuman Books.
Box 12 Folder 1

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