Janet Hamill Archive,1967-2010.

Collection Number: 8062

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


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 and illuminates Hamill's unique relationship with her longtime friend Patti Smith.
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

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
A (miscellaneous)
3 TL
Includes 1 donation envelope; 1 information pamphlet; 1 free gift flyer; 1 addressed and stamped return envelope.
Box 1 Folder 2
Amram, David
November 2, 2002-October 5, 2006
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.
Box 1 Folder 3
Anderson, Craig
March 8, 1986-March 19, 2002
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
Box 1 Folder 4
Auster, Paul
March 16, 1987-September 8, 1990
2 ALS
American author. Auster has published poems, essays, novels of his own as well as translations of French writers.
Box 1 Folder 5
B (miscellaneous)
3 ALS, 1 EM
Box 1 Folder 6
Baron, Richard
October 24, 1982-May 2, 1991
1 ALS, 2 APCS, 3 TLS
Baron is a photographer and collaborated on a book with Janet Hamill.
Box 1 Folder 7
Benedict, Dorothy
July 15, 1992-April 5, 1995
1 ALS, 2 APCS
Box 1 Folder 8
Bertei, Adele
September 26, 1998-December 17, 2000
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
Box 1 Folder 9
Blagg, Max
January 9, 1979-April 5, 1990
2 Events, 1 TLS
Poet and performer, he and Janet had numerous readings together
Box 1 Folder 10
BOMB Magazine
January 31, 1986-May 1, 1991
1 AL, 3 ALS, 2 TLS
Box 1 Folder 11
C (miscellaneous)
1 ACS, 1 ALS, 1 APCS, 3 TLS
Box 1 Folder 12
Cafe Review, The
September 28, 1993-November 16, 1995
2 ALS, 1 TLS
Box 1 Folder 13
Carb, Nathan
October 27, 2005
1 ACS, 1 ALS
Former Janet English professor and chair of English Department at Rowan University.
Box 1 Folder 14
Carter, Charlotte
February 29, 1988
1 APCS
Box 1 Folder 15
Caruso, Joseph
March 4, 1993-March 3, 1995
2 ALS
Box 1 Folder 16
Chalifoux, Kristine
December 15, 1988-November 20, 1989
1 ALS, 1 APSC
Box 1 Folder 17
Cherry, Amy
May 25, 1995-August 18, 2000
1 EM, 2 TLS
Cherry was the editor at Norton for the never realized Eternal Café, a collaboration between Janet and Paula Smith
Box 1 Folder 18
Chester, Laura
April 30, 1987-December 2, 1991
10 TLS
Writer, editor, poet.
Box 1 Folder 19
City Lights Booksellers and Publishers
March 13, 1988-November 3, 2005
5 TLS
Box 1 Folder 20
Codrescu, Andrei
March 19, 1987
1 TLS
Box 1 Folder 21
Colon, Frank
June 28-July 10, 1996
2 ACS
Box 1 Folder 22
Colorado North Review
October 4-24, 1990
1 ALS, 1 TLS
Box 1 Folder 23
Contact II
September 7, 1981-July 29, 1982
3 TLS
Box 1 Folder 24
Cuyler, Susanna
January 8, 1985-May 10, 1995
2 APCS, 2 ALS, 9 TLS, 1 TPCS
Box 1 Folder 25-27
Cress, Cathy
January 25, 1980-March 4, 2006
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.
Box 1 Folder 28
Csida, Joe and June Bundy
January 15, 1981-August 6, 2004
8 ACS, 14 TLS
Box 1 Folder 29
Csida, Joe
1984-1987
11 ACS
Box 1 Folder 30-32
DeRugeris, CK
September 2, 1977-January 30, 1999
3 ACS, 18 ALS, 5 MS, 39 TLS
DeRugeris attended Glassboro State College with Janet. He is a poet and author of speculative fiction
Box 1 Folder 33
Dun and Bradstreet
August 27, 1980-May 10, 1986
1 TLS
Includes photocopy of article by Janet's father
Box 1 Folder 34
E (miscellaneous)
1 TLS
Box 1 Folder 35
Educational Alliance, The
December 4, 2002-March 5, 2003
8 Event, 1 TLS
Box 1 Folder 36
Ehrman, Sally
July 7, 1982-June 24, 1987
1 ACS, 1 ALS, 1 APCS
Box 1 Folder 37
Equator Books
August 29, 1980-April 27, 1990
4 Events
Box 1 Folder 38
F (miscellaneous)
1 ALS, 1 APSC
Box 1 Folder 39
Foye, Raymond
April 28, 1993
1 APCS
Hanuman Books publisher.
Box 1 Folder 40
G (miscellaneous)
1 TLS, 2 ACS, 1 APCS
Box 1 Folder 41
Grad, Wendy
June 16, 1980
1 Event, 1 TLS
Box 1 Folder 42
H (miscellaneous)
1 TLS
Box 1 Folder 43
Hamill, Bryan
February 14, 2006
1 ALS, 1 EM
Box 1 Folder 44
Hamill, Janet
February 14, 1987-September 1, 2004
9 ACS, 1 EM, 1 TLS
Janet's sister-in-law.
Box 1 Folder 45
Hamill, Judy
2 ACS
Janet's sister.
Box 1 Folder 46
Hamill, Trid
October 29, 1988
7 ACS, 1 ALS, 1 TLS
Janet's sister.
Box 1 Folder 47
Holman, Bob
July 4, 1982-February 18, 2003
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.
Box 1 Folder 48
Howe, Fanny
April 28, 1996
1 APCS
Box 1 Folder 49
Hudson, Patti
August 30, 1995-December 9, 2005
4 ALS, 1 EM, 2 event
Photographer and artist. Hudson is a longtime friend of both Patti Smith and Janet.
Box 1 Folder 50
I (miscellaneous)
8 event, 1 TLS
Box 1 Folder 51
Indiana, Gary
September 24, 1993
1 ACS
Box 1 Folder 52
J (miscellaneous)
1 ALS, 1 TL
Box 1 Folder 53
Junes, P.
November 2, 2004-February 13, 2006
2 ACS
Box 1 Folder 54
K (miscellaneous)
1 TLS
Box 1 Folder 55
Kozik, Adam
October 1, 2004-February 7, 2005
2 ACS
Box 1 Folder 56
Konglomerati Press
March 27, 1980-February 17, 1983
7 TLS
Box 1 Folder 57
Kraman, Cynthia
May 25, 1987-July 19, 1998
3 ACS, 8 ALS, 14 APCS, 2 MS, 2 TLS, 1 Photo
Box 1 Folder 58
Kruger, Barbara
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.
Box 1 Folder 59
L (miscellaneous)
1 Newsletter, 1 TLS
Box 1 Folder 60
Lance, Jeanne
March 20, 1989-July 17, 1993
3 ALS, 3 APCS
Box 1 Folder 61
Lewis, Sandy and Joel
2002
1 ACS
Box 1 Folder 62
Library of Congress
December 5, 1975
1 TLS
Box 1 Folder 63
Linn, Judy
October 10, 1987-November 30, 1993
3 Event
Box 1 Folder 64
Long Shot Productions
July 15, 1998-August 9, 1998
1 TLS, 1 ALS
Box 1 Folder 65
M (miscellaneous)
1 ACS, 1 ALS, 2 TLS
Box 1 Folder 66
Mechem, James
July 7, 1988-January 18, 1989
3 APCS
Box 1 Folder 67
Morrissey, Mike
4 ACS, 1 ALS
Including cards.
Box 1 Folder 68
Muraskiewicz, Gregory
November 11, 1985-March 3, 1986
1 ACS, 2 APCS
Box 1 Folder 69
N (miscellaneous)
1 ACS, 1 Card, 3 TLS, MS
Box 1 Folder 70
National Endowment for the Arts
December 18, 2000
2 TLS
Box 1 Folder 71
New Wilderness Foundation Inc., The
August 13, 1980-August 12, 1981
2 ALS, 1 MS, 1 Pamphlet, 1 Pen, 3 TLS
Box 2 Folder 1
O (miscellaneous)
2 ACS, 1 Event, 2 Invoices
Box 2 Folder 2
Okulski, Gloryia
January 15, 1990-August 24, 1993
Gloryia Okulski was an inspirational English teacher during JH’s junior year of high school. Janet considers her responsible for her being a poet
Box 2 Folder 3
Orange County Community College
May 31, 1991-August 10, 1999
2 ALS, 3 TLS, 1 transcript, 1 EM
Box 2 Folder 4
Orr, Denie
August 26, 1985-December 26, 1992
1 ACS, 1 ALS, 2 APCS, 2 TCS, 2 TLS
Box 2 Folder 5
Owen, Maureen
November 13, 1979-September 22, 2004
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.
Box 2 Folder 6
P (miscellaneous)
2 ACS, 2 ALS, 2 TLS
Box 2 Folder 7
Padgett, Ron
March 12-July 8, 1987
1 APCS, 1 TLS
Box 2 Folder 8
Peabody, Richard
February 4, 1998-June 30, 2004
1 APCS, 1 ALS, 3 TLS, MS, Event
Box 2 Folder 9
Perlman, John
May 16-23, 1974
2 ALS
Box 2 Folder 10
Poetry Project, The
November 13, 1978-January 25, 2005
5 ALS, 2 Event, 13 TLS, MS, 3 Newsletters
Box 2 Folder 11
Poets and Writers, Inc.
December 13, 1989-April 2, 1901
1 ACS, 1 Event, 1 TL, 1 TLS
Box 2 Folder 12
Poets House
February 4, 1988-September 7, 1993
1 TLS, 3 papers
Box 2 Folder 13
R (miscellaneous)
2 ALS, 1 event
Box 2 Folder 14
Rothenberg, Jerome
August 16, 1979-March 27, 1990
2 APCS
Box 2 Folder 15
Rowan University
April 14, 2001-April 8, 2006
15 EM, 2 TLS
Box 2 Folder 16
Rowoholt
January 1, 1982-April 20, 1983
1 Event, 2 ALS, 1 ALS, 1 Contract, 1 Invoice
Box 2 Folder 17
S (miscellaneous)
3 ACS, 2 EM, 1 TLS
Box 2 Folder 18
Schneider, Gail
December 18, 1995
1 ACS, 1 APCS
Box 2 Folder 19
Singh, Ravi
January 10, 1986-January 7, 1989
1 Event, 1 MS, 1 printout
Includes "The New Romantics--A Manifesto."
Box 2 Folder 20
Stablein, Marilyn
May 19, 1999-June 25, 1999
1 ACS, 1 TLS
Box 2 Folder 21
Tart, Indrek
August 8, 1990-May 8, 1991
1 ACS, 3 TLS, MS, Postcards
Box 2 Folder 22
Tisa, Ken
1980
1 APCS
An artist and early friend of Janet and Patti Smith. He has also collaborated with poets Max Blagg and Kenward Elmslie.
Box 2 Folder 23
Torsello, Bob
March 6, 2002-November 17, 2004
1 ACS, 1 EM, MS
Played bass in Janet's band.
Box 2 Folder 24
Traester, Mary C.
February 23-August 18, 2004
1 EM, 1 TL, 2 TLS
Box 2 Folder 24A
UR Vox
January 6, 2004
1 ACS, 1 ALS
Box 2 Folder 25
W (miscellaneous)
1 Event
Box 2 Folder 25A
Waldman, Anne
February 28, 2006
1 ACS
Box 2 Folder 26
Weiss, Joanne
July 29, 1985-December 29, 1992
3 ACS, 3 APCS, 1 TCS, 1 TL, 6 TLS
Box 2 Folder 27
Weissner, Carl
March 8, 1980-March 3, 1981
1 ALS, 4 TLS
Box 2 Folder 28
Winokur, Neil and Anne Umland
April 9, 1973-March 20, 2005
3 ACS, 2 APCS, 1 ALS, 9 Events, 2 TLS, 6 photographs
Box 2 Folder 29
Wolfe, Edward
March 8, 2004-March 13, 2006
2 TLS
Janet's former English professor and friend.
Box 2 Folder 30
A-G
Box 2 Folder 31
H-Z
Box 2 Folder 32
Miscellaneous
8 ACS, 2 ALS, 8 APCS, 1 EM, 4 Events, MS, 11 Misc.
Box 2 Folder 33
Body of Water
2008
Proofs with corrections
Box 2 Folder 34
Body of Water
2008
Bowery Books, related correspondence, publishing information, photographs, promotional material, guest book
Box 2 Folder 35
The Enigma of Buster Keaton
1980
Self-published chapbook
Box 2 Folder 36
Lost Ceilings
1996
Two copies of the manuscript
Box 2 Folder 37
Lost Ceilings
1999
Emails, notebooks, photographs
Box 2 Folder 38
Lost Ceilings
1999
Composition notebook, small journal
Box 3 Folder 1-3
Nostaligia of the Infinite
1992
Correspondence, including Ocean View Books
Box 3 Folder 4, 12
Nostaligia of the Infinite
1992
Art boards
Box 3 Folder 5
Nostaligia of the Infinite
1992
Final proof
Box 3 Folder 6
Nostaligia of the Infinite
1992
MS drafts
Box 3 Folder 7-10
Nostaligia of the Infinite
1992
Notes and notebooks
Box 3 Folder 11
Nostaligia of the Infinite
1992
Book copies
Box 2 Folder 39
Pleiades
1972
Self-published chapbook and front layout and artwork
Box 2 Folder 40-42
The Temple
1980
Telephone books, transcripts, manuscript pages, copies of manuscript, book mock-up, photographs, certificate of copyright registration
Box 2 Folder 43
Troublante, written under Juan Hamill
1975
Letterpress printed in an edition of 100 by Oliphant Press
Box 2 Folder 44
"The Big Sleep", written under Juan Hamill
1975
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.
Box 2 Folder 45
"Byron's Time Sheet"
2005
Signed, no. 3 of 50
Box 2 Folder 46
The Departure of the Argonauts
Broadside and layout.
Box 2 Folder 47
"From 'The Book of Marvels'", written under Juan Hamill
1974
No. 47. Also included is the layout, with original artwork, for the broadside.
Box 2 Folder 48
"Madame Bogart's Arts of Animal Ecstasy", written under Juan Hamill
1974
Signed, no. 99. Also included is the layout for the broadside.
Box 4 Folder 3
"Mme. Bogart", written under Juan Hamill
1974
Also included is the layout, with original artwork, for the broadside.
Box 4 Folder 2
"Requiem"
2001
No. 84
Box 3 Folder 13
"Subterraneous"
1976
No. 102
Box 3 Folder 14
"The Water Tower"
1977
Box 3 Folder 15
Avant
1964-1967
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.
Box 3 Folder 16-17
Other material
Assorted poetry manuscripts, "Delouz Entago", drafts, "A Poem for All Seasons", handwritten lists.
Box 4 Folder 1
Other material
Box 3 Folder 18
Publications
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.
Box 3 Folder 19
Materials
Assorted newspapers, writings and a student paper on JH.
Box 3 Folder 20-22
United Kingdom Trip
2007
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.
Box 3 Folder 23
Rubber Stamps
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.
Box 4 Folder 4
Subject to Fits Reading
July 14
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.
Box 4 Folder 5
Today's Radio reading
February 22, 1976
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.
Box 4 Folder 6
Ear Inn reading with Ravi Singh
October 4
Postcard, source material and layout for the postcard.
Box 4 Folder 7
Short Pieces: Electric Music, Performance, Film
June 15, 1978
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.
Box 4 Folder 8
Eggs over Dresden reading
January 9, 1977
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.”
Box 4 Folder 9
The Arousing Word
November 7
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.
Box 4 Folder 10
After 1980!
Mar 1
Flyer and original artwork for JH reading with Adele Bertei and Max Blagg at the Mud[d Club].
Box 4 Folder 11
Hudson Valley Poets Fest
August 13, 2005
Flyer for the festival in which JH participated. There is also correspondence concerning a possible JH reading at the Strand Bookstore.
Box 4 Folder 12
Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center
April 18, 1999
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.
Box 4 Folder 13
People's Poetry Gathering
April 1, 2001
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.
Box 4 Folder 14-15
Oh My God! Festival
December 6, 2008
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.
Box 4 Folder 16
Word: The Jay Liveson Memorial Poetry and Music Festival
June 8, 2002
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.
Box 4 Folder 17
A Poet Paints: A One Woman Show
November 5-December 10, 1992
Flyer, publicity photo, statement, checklist (with prices), and press coverage of JH solo exhibition of her paintings.
Box 4 Folder 18
Cards and small items.
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.
Box 4 Folder 19
8 ½ x 11 inch items
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.
Box 4 Folder 20
8 ½ x 14 inch posters
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”.
Box 4 Folder 21
Larger posters and programs
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.
Mapcase Mapcase
The Poets Theatre and Kerouac posters
Box 4 Folder 22
Morocco polaroids
1973
20 3 ¼ x 4 ¼ inch black and white Polaroid photographs taken by JH on her Moroccan trip.
Box 4 Folder 23
Morocco photographs taken by Neil Winokur
1973
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.
Box 4 Folder 24
Brion Gysin and Adele Bertei at the Nova Convention
1978
8 x 10 inch black and white photograph by Marcia Resnick.
Box 4 Folder 25
Sun Dance Pledgers–Cheyenne,
8 x 10 inch copy photograph from the Museum of Natural History.
Box 4 Folder 26
Death Valley Landscapes
1971
3 8 x 10 inch black and white photographs by Neil Winokur.
Box 4 Folder 27
Road trip
1970s
38 2 ¾ x 3 ½ inch photographs of JH and friends on a road trip.
Box 4 Folder 28-30
Assorted snapshots
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.
Box 4 Folder 31
Curtained object
Box 11 Folder 1
Portrait of Janet Hamill
11 x 14 inch black and white photograph. Signed by the photographer Judy Linn on verso.
Box 4 Folder 32
Flying Nowhere
CD-1820
Box 4 Folder 32
Genie of the Alphabet
CD-1821
Box 4 Folder 32
Janet Hamill CAPS audio CD
CD-1822
April 2, 2010
Box 4 Folder 32
Bryan's Genie of the Alphabet visuals
CD-1823
Box 6 Folder 8
Moving Star
CD-1824
2005
Box 6 Folder 8
Flying Nowhere
CD-1825
2000
Box 6 Folder 8
Spoken Words live, Patti Smith group live, Moving Star live
CD-1826-1827
April 1, 2001
Box 6 Folder 9
Democracy Now! live, The Poetry Project live, the Poetry Project's 28th Annual New Year's Day Reading, Moving Star
CD-1828-1829
2001
Box 6 Folder 9
Janet music, Moving Star
CD-1830-1832
2005
Box 6 Folder 10
Moving Star, mixes, Spellbound
CD-1833-1838
2001, 2005
Box 4 Folder 33
JH reading at Stockton State College, shot by Joel Sternfeld, ½ inch video
F-473
1975
Box 6 V-6262
Cable 6 News OCCC
November 5, 1992
Box 6 V-6263
Cyber Forest, Janet Hamill with Shrubs
1997
Box 6 V-6264
Resist to be with the living
2003
Box 6 V-6265
Janet Hamill and Moving Star
2001
Box 6 V-6266
Patti Smith, Janet Hamill, Oliver Ray
Box 4 Folder 34
2 cassette tapes of JH reading, one marked St. Marks.
TR-9338-9339
December 1928
Box 7 Folder 1
Janet Hamill, Moving Star
TR-9340
February 14, 1998
Box 7 Folder 1
Janet Hamill with Bob Torsello and Jay LoRubbio
TR-9341
August 1997
Box 7 Folder 1
The Poetry Project live
TR-9342
December 12, 1997
Box 7 Folder 2
Janet Hamill, Moving Star
TR-9343-9344
Box 7 Folder 2
Janet Hamill with Shrubs
TR-9345-9346
1997
Box 7 Folder 3
Moving Star
TR-9347
Box 7 Folder 3
Moving Star demo
TR-9348
June 29, 1997
Box 7 Folder 3
Rube- Time Passages
TR-9349
Box 7 Folder 4
Janet Hamill mix tapes
TR-9350-9351
Box 7 Folder 4
Janet Hamill and Moving Star
TR-9352-9353
Box 7 Folder 5
Janet Hamill, Moving Star, Patti Smith rough mixes
TR-9354-9355
1995
Box 7 Folder 5
Moving Star pre-production
TR-9356
Box 7 Folder 6
Janet Hamill and Moving Star
TR-9357-9359
1997-1998
Box 4 Folder 35
Notebook: Temple of Destruction, Mme. Bogart
1976
Box 4 Folder 36
Two composition notebooks
1979-1980
Box 5 Folder 1
Composition notebook, Csida
1981
Box 5 Folder 2-5
Seven diaries
1980-1985, 1999-2000
Box 5 Folder 6
Trip book
1971
Box 5 Folder 7
Histoire notebook
1974
Box 5 Folder 8-9
Three notebooks
2003, 2007
Box 5 Folder 10
Notebook and correspondence
Box 5 Folder 11-12
Five notebooks
Box 5 Folder 13
Notebook with sketches from Ken Tisa
Box 5 Folder 14
Eight notebooks
Includes notes on Subterraneous, Trans Atlantic and the Other Side, Seven Veils, Spell Bound, Flying Nowhere and Millennium
Box 5 Folder 15-17
Nine Notebooks
Box 6
Notebook with correspondence, photographs, and clippings
Box 6 Folder 1
Aerial services notebook
Box 6 Folder 2-3
Three notebooks
Box 6 Folder 4
Newspapers
Box 6 Folder 5
Two T-shirts
Box 6 Folder 6-7
Photographs
1997-2005
Box 7 Folder 7
Janet Hamill and Moving Star flyers
December 27
Box 7 Folder 8
CD materials
2001
Box 7 Folder 9
Bio
Box 7 Folder 10
Tape artwork
Box 7 Folder 11
Set lists
Box 7 Folder 12
Flyers
Box 7 Folder 13
Press
Box 7 Folder 14
Photographs
Box 7 Folder 15
Notebook, name tag
Box 7 Folder 16
Mercury Records contract and correspondence
1998
Box 7 Folder 17
BMI correspondence and records
1998
Box 7 Folder 18
Bug Music
Box 7 Folder 19
ASCAP materials
Box 7 Folder 20
Record budget
Box 7 Folder 21
AFTRA membership
1999
Box 7 Folder 22
Goshen Public Library materials
1980s
Box 7 Folder 23
Application
1986
Box 7 Folder 24-27
Independent Republican newspapers
1997-2000
Box 7 Folder 28
Goshen Public Library Poetry materials, including photographs
1998-2000
Box 7 Folder 29
Visiting Poetry Project
2000
Box 8 Folder 1
Wedding cards
1980
Box 8 Folder 2-5
Miscellaneous, including stamp
Box 8 Folder 6-8
Newsletters and papers
Box 8 Folder 9
Benowitz print
1973
Box 11 Folder 2
Ken Tisa
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
Box 12 Folder 2
Joel Sternfeld "Bar/Man in Hat/Young Girl's Hair"
1976-1977
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.
Box 12 Folder 2
Maureen Owen
“reading moonlight or reading on the moon” broadside, signed and inscribed by the poet, 12 x 16 inches.
Box 8 Folder 10
Miscellaneous correspondence and photographs
1970s
Box 8 Folder 11
Manuscript Music book
1970
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.
Box 8 Folder 12
Correspondence
1970
3 TLS, 6 ALS
Includes photographs, poems, and a lock of Janet's brother's hair.
Box 8 Folder 13
Flyer for Gerard Malanga and Smith reading
February 10, 1971
Box 8 Folder 13
Letter on stationary from the White House, London
February 23, 1971
ALS
Box 8 Folder 13
Piece of cloth with "Chelsea" written on it with envelope
April 9, 1971
Box 8 Folder 13
Clipping from The Herald on Female Super 8
May 16, 1971
Box 8 Folder 13
Letter
1971
ALS
Box 8 Folder 14
Letter
March 31, April 7, 1972
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.
Box 8 Folder 15
Letters
June 5, 1973
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.
Box 8 Folder 16
Letter
February 11, 1974
ALS
Written on “Correograma” stationery and sent from Mexico.
Box 8 Folder 17
Letters
August 26, December 5, 1975
2 ALS, TLS, MS
Box 8 Folder 18
Letters
1980
5 ALS, ACS, APCS
Includes a Polaroid photograph of Janet
Box 8 Folder 19
Letters
1971
ALS, APCS
With photograph of "Smith Kitchen"
Box 8 Folder 20
Letters and Christmas Card
1989
4 ALS
With photograph of Smith children.
Box 8 Folder 21-22
Letters
1990
21 ALS
Many include children's scribbles.
Box 8 Folder 23-24
Letters
1991
14 ALS, APCS, MS
"Gale" manuscript, clippings from papers.
Box 8 Folder 25
Letters
1992
9 ALS, 3 APCS
With manuscript of "February Snow".
Box 8 Folder 26
Letters
1993
8 ALS, ACS
With manuscript of "The Coral Sea" and "The Writer's Song"
Box 8 Folder 27
Letters
1994
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.
Box 8 Folder 28
Letter
1995
ALS
With memorial cards.
Box 8 Folder 29
Napkin with note to Joe Csida
1997
Box 8 Folder 30
Letters
1998
2 ALS
Box 8 Folder 31
Letter
1999
APCS, card
Box 8 Folder 32
Woolgathering
1990s
3 MS
Box 8 Folder 33
Letters
2002
APCS, ACS
Includes laminated memorial card for Beverly Williams Smith, PS’s mother; black ribbon; and folded memorial card.
Box 8 Folder 34
Correspondence
2004-2005
4 EM, 1 ALS, MS
Manuscripts of poems that became Auguries of Innocence, 2005, 53 pp. Many corrections, in the hand of JH, throughout.
Box 8 Folder 35
Miscellaneous
Box 8 Folder 36
Photographs
1969-1995
Box 8 Folder 37
Photographs
2005-2008, undated
Box 8 Folder 38
Photographs, some for Body of Water
2005-2006
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.
Box 8
"Lorca Box"
2007
Box 9 Folder 1
Early handwritten notes
ca. 1994
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.
Box 9 Folder 2
Handwritten notes on graph paper
Including chronologies, journal entries, letters (never sent), dreams and poems.
Box 9 Folder 3
Notes for Monday's Children
Box 9 Folder 4
Outline Monday's Children
Box 9 Folder 5
Original manuscript with handwritten notes
Box 9 Folder 6
Monday's Children notes
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.
Box 9 Folder 7-8
Manuscript copies
Box 9 Folder 9
Outline Monday's Children
Box 9 Folder 10
Bound manuscript
May 2004
Box 9 Folder 11
Emails and manuscripts
Box 9 Folder 12
Notes and drafts
Box 9 Folder 13-14
Picturing Robert manuscripts with notes
Box 9 Folder 15
Letters to Betsy Lerner
1998
Box 9 Folder 16
"Monday's Children" notes
Box 9 Folder 17
Notes
Box 9 Folder 18
"Just Kids" notes
Box 9 Folder 19
Hotel Chelsea folder with typed manuscript pages
Box 9 Folder 20
"Separate Ways Together" with notes and writings
Box 9 Folder 21
Typed manuscripts
Box 9 Folder 22
Floppy disk of stories
Box 9 Folder 23
"East Side Sutra: View from a Window", The Press
October 1974
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.
Box 9 Folder 24
"Return of Patti Smith", The Press
1995
With an issue of Vanity Fair
Box 11 Folder 3
"Return of Patti Smith", The Village Voice
1995
Box 9 Folder 25
Clarinet reed
2000
Smith's reed from when she played with JH and Moving Star
Box 9 Folder 26
"A Pythagorean Traveler" exhibition
2006-2007
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
Box 9 Folder 27
Just Kids excerpt in Rolling Stone
2010
Box 9 Folder 28
Forward to Nostalgia of the Infinite
Box 10 Folder 9
Postcard of Jean-Paul Belmondo sent to Janet Hamill
1973
Box 10 Folder 9
Photograph of Hamill and Smith taken at the Village Gate
1977
Box 12
Framed self-portrait of Smith and Hamill
1966
. 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.
Box 9 Folder 29
Invitation to gallery opening Untitled
January 1, 1973
Box 9 Folder 29
Memorial card with Patti Smith poem
1989
Box 9 Folder 29
List of speakers at Mapplethorpe memorial
May 22, 1989
Box 9 Folder 29
Invitation to a ceremony commemorating the anniversary of Mapplethorpe's cancelled exhibit
June 12, 1995
Box 9 Folder 30
Cutty Sark Hart Crane handbill
February 4, 1974
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.
Box 9 Folder 31
Summerstage
July 25, 1995
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.
Box 9 Folder 32-34
Art Show and Poetry Reading
October 8-November 5, 1995
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.
Box 9 Folder 35-40
Liss Ard Festival, Co. Cork, Ireland
September 1997
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.
Mapcase Mapcase
Liss Ard poster
1997
Box 10 Folder 1
People's Poetry Gathering
April 1, 2001
JH and Moving Star opened for Patti Smith and her Band. Includes: participant badge; letter of agreement; some correspondence; and programs for the event.
Box 10 Folder 2
Strange Messenger, opening party and reading
September 2002
Box 10 Folder 3
Warhol Museum Performance
Oct 18, 2002
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.
Box 10 Folder 4
Meltdown festival
June 2005
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.
Box 10 Folder 5
Summerstage
2005
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.
Box 10 Folder 6
Latitude Festival
2006
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.
Box 10 Folder 7
An Intimate Evening with Patti Smith and Janet Hamill
March 2, 2008
Both Smith and JH attended Rowan when it was named Glassboro State College. Included are: program, set list, press release, and photocopies of snapshots.
Box 11 Folder 4
"Horses" vinyl record
Arista Records, Test Pressing, Demonstration Copy, Not for Sale. From the Wartoke Concern, Inc
Box 11 Folder 5
"Horses" vinyl record
Arista Records; initial release without sleeve. From the Wartoke Concern, Inc
Box 11 Folder 6
"Radio Ethiopia" vinyl record
Arista Records, Promotional Copy, Not for Sale. From the Wartoke Concern, Inc
Box 11 Folder 7
Test pressing for Velvet Underground album "The Velvet Underground and Nico"
From the Wartoke Concern, Inc
Box 11 Folder 8
"Radio Ethiopia" vinyl record
September 18, 1976
Arista Records, Demonstration Copy, Not for Sale; in original sleeve; cover photo by Judy Linn. Liner notes signed and dated by Patti Smith.
Box 11 Folder 9
"Easter" vinyl record
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.
Box 11 Folder 10
"People Have the Power" vinyl record
Arista Records, loaned for promotion only, not for sale; in original sleeve; not inscribed; cover photo by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Box 11 Folder 11
"Dream of Life" vinyl record
Arista Records; original release in original sleeve; not inscribed; cover photo by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Box 10 Folder 8
"Hey Joe/Piss Factory" 45
Sire Records, Special Collector’s Edition; sleeve only; inscribed; cover photo Sandy Daley.
Box 12 Folder 1
Patti Smith "Poetry and Music"
July 27, 1995
With Janet Hamill, Lenny Kaye, and Kimberly Smith, signed by all of the performers, 14 x 22 inches.
Box 12 Folder 1
Poster
1997
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.
Box 12 Folder 1
"Ps/alm revisited for William Burroughs"
1995
Letterpress printed by Leslie Miller at The Grenfell Press for Hanuman Books, 12 ½ x 15 inches.
Box 12 Folder 1
"A Small Entreaty"
1995
Letterpress printed by Leslie Miller at The Grenfell Press for Hanuman Books.
Box 12 Folder 1

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