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Collage from the office walls of poet Thom Gunn [graphic].
BANC PIC 2012.056--PIC; BANC PIC 2012.056--B; BANC PIC 2012.056--D; BANC PIC 19xx.031:189:1-3--OBJ; ...
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Title:

Collage from the office walls of poet Thom Gunn

Creator/Contributor:

Gunn, Thom., creator

Abstract:

A collage, created over many years, of material pinned to walls in the study of poet Thom Gunn at his San Francisco home on Cole Street. The great majority of items are magazine clippings and postcards or greeting cards. Also present are newspaper clippings, fliers, several objects, and some personal photographs. The few photographs present are of Gunn, his family members, and friends. Individuals pictured include Mike Kitay, Ander Gunn, Ander Gunn's son (Thom Gunn's nephew), Bill Schuessler, Bob Bair, Tony White, Tony Tanner and Marcia Tanner, Sheila Ballantyne, Allan Noseworthy, Norm Rathweg, Don Doody, Charlie Hinkle, and Joe Mockus. Ephemera includes promotional items for San Francisco gay bars, clubs or events, material or images relating to the leather scene, punk rock, male nudes, male celebrities, literary figures, etc. Some postcards contain personal correspondence or notes. Some cards contain brief greetings or correspondence from friends. A significant number are from Douglas Chambers (more than 6 postcards), one is from author Paul Bowles, and a brief greeting is from photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Date:

ca. 1980-ca. 2000 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Gunn, Thom -- Pictorial works
Gunn, Thom -- Archives
Gay men -- California -- San Francisco -- Pictorial works
Poets -- 20th century -- Pictorial works

Note:

Assemblage by Thom Gunn.
Title devised by cataloger.
Collage disassembled in March 2012. Items foldered in groups according to wall position and filed, along with photographs documenting original assemblage.
3 OBJECTS RESTRICTED. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. Inquiries regarding objects should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
Gift ; of Mike Kitay ; 2012.
Copies of items containing correspondence (chiefly postcards) have been added to the Thom Gunn papers (BANC MSS 2006/235).
3 objects added to the Historical Objects Miscellany of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 19xx.031:189--OBJ)
Received as an addition to the Thom Gunn papers and the Photographs from the Thom Gunn papers (BANC MSS 2006/235 and BANC PIC 2008.063)

Type:

graphic
Collages.
Ephemera-20th century.

Physical Description:

graphic
collage
photoprint
1 box, 6 oversize folders (prints, ephemera, postcards, photographic prints), 1 box (3 objects) ; assembled ca. 9 x 12 ft.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2012.056--PIC
BANC PIC 2012.056--B
BANC PIC 2012.056--D
BANC PIC 19xx.031:189:1-3--OBJ
BANC PIC 2012.056

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

3 OBJECTS RESTRICTED. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. Inquiries regarding objects should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

Related Item:

Thom Gunn papers : Gunn, Thom.