Kermit Sheets Collection, 1915-1998  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sheets, Louis Kermit
Title
Kermit Sheets Collection
Dates
1915-1998 (inclusive)
Quantity
16 cubic feet, (26 boxes)
Collection Number
OLPb006SHE
Summary
Kermit Sheets was an artist, actor, and playwright who served as a conscientious objector during World War II and worked in San Francisco after the war. The collection includes: poetry, short stories, novels, and play drafts; correspondence; photographs; and other forms of documentation of the Civilian Public Service Fine Arts program and the post-war arts and theater in San Francisco.
Repository
Lewis & Clark College, Special Collections and Archives
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR
97219
Telephone: 503-768-7758
Fax: 503-768-7282
archives@lclark.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions and is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Louis Kermit Sheets was a pacifist artist, printer, actor, director, and stage designer who contributed greatly to the early development of the San Francisco Renaissance in the late 1940s. He was born in California's Imperial Valley on August 14, 1915, grew up in Fresno, and graduated from Chapman College in 1936. Between January 1942 and January 1946 he served as a conscientious objector in CPS camp 21 (Cascade Locks at Wyeth on the Columbia River) and camp 56 (Waldport on the Oregon Coast). At Wyeth he co-edited The Illiteratijournal and the camp newsletter The Columbian, and wrote and performed in the satirical play Mikado in CPS. At Waldport he and his co-editor Kemper Nomland joined William Everson's Fine Arts Group, where he was closely involved in the printing of the Untide Press and was a key member of the high quality theater group in the camp.

Many of the camp theater personnel settled in San Francisco in 1946, founding the Interplayers in association with Adrian Wilson, Joyce Lancaster Wilson and other colleagues from the Waldport camp. At the same time, in collaboration with poet James Broughton, he founded the Centaur Press, publishing poetry and drama by Broughton, Anais Nin, Robert Duncan, Glen Coffield, Madeline Gleason, and Muriel Rukeyser. In the early 1950s he acted in Broughton's films The Pleasure Garden (winner of a Cannes Festival Award) and Loony Tom the Happy Lover. Returning from Europe in 1955, he became managing director of The Playhouse, until the early 1960s, mounting many successful productions, including Helen Adam’s long-running San Francisco’s Burning (December 1961- June 1962) with music by Warner Jepson. In 1965 he married Jane Steckle, who died in 1999. From 1970 to 1980 he was director of the Center at the Lighthouse for the Blind. After retirement he spent much of the 1980s in writing novels and short stories and traveling with Jane. He died on April 6, 2006 in San Francisco.

The collection has been assembled with generous assistance from Norma Miller, and early participant as actor and director in the Interplayers and Playhouse companies, and a lifelong friend of Kermit Sheets.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of drafts and final typescripts of poetry, short stories, novels, and plays; of published materials, notably of the Centaur Press; of correspondence and documentation relating particularly to Civilian Public Service (1941 onwards), to the Centaur Press (1949 onwards), to Broughton and Farallone Films (1950-1952), and to the three theater groups The Interplayers, The Playhouse, and the Center at The Lighthouse for the Blind (1947-1981). Also numerous photographs relating to the CPS camps and to theater productions, and family and personal photographs from foreign travel.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, broadcast, or quote from materials in the Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections requires written permission of the Head of Archives & Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The Kermit Sheets Collections OLPb006SHE, Lewis & Clark College Aubrey Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections, Portland, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Box 1: Early and Autobiographical/Biographical Materials, 1915-1943Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
1.1 : Kermit Sheets Obituary
2006
1
1.2: Kermit's Baby Book
1
1.3: Interviews, Memoirs, etc. Includes memoir/short story Venus versus Mars
1
1.4: Kermit Sheets Artwork
1927
1
1.5: Kermit Sheets thesis on Robert Emmett Sherwood, Occidental College
1
1.6: Fresno State College Theater activities with photo of "Hay Fever"
1933 and 1934
1
1.7: Chapman College, The Flattering Word Director's Manual
1935
1
1.8: Chapman College Class of 1936 reunion
1
1.9: Chapman College brochures, BA degree diploma
1
1.9a: copies of Kermit Sheets materials from Chapman University
1
1.10: "Stuff in Progress"
circa 1942
1
1.11: "L. Kermit Sheets" Early Scripts ("The Honest Citizen (three copies); Aristophanes' "Acharnanians"
1
1.12: "Radio Scripts" (An Unexpected Acquaintance;" "I Think You're Wonderful;" "Murder at the Insanities") with four stage settings on two sheets of lined paper
1
1.13: "Community Planning and Education and Pacifism," some items relating to a project at Hemlock side camp (from Cascade Lockes?) including items by George Maurer, Kermit Sheets and Kemper Nomland
circa 1943

Box 1B: Early and Autobiographical/Biographical Materials, 1937-1981Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1B

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1B
1B.14: Copies of Resumes
1981
1B
1B.15: Sheets, Water in the History of Tulare County (early radio script?)
1B
1B.16: Sheets, dramatization of Wodehouse, Leave It to Psmith
September 1937
1B
1B.17: Our Town at Exeter School, CA (KS as "Stage Manager" and Director), with letters of Harold C. Stadtmiller, Principal of Exeter School
1B
1B.18: Play script: The Big Black Book

Box 2: Sheets Family Materials, 1915-1990Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
2.1: Miscellaneous Family Photographs
2
2.2: Miscellaneous Family Materials--letters, cards, etc.
2
2.3: Miscellaneous Family Materials--letters, cards, etc.
2
2.4: "Our [Sheets] Family Album" (20-page chapbook of photographs)
2
2.5: Miscellaneous Family Papers

Box 3: Writings by Kermit Sheets, circa 1940-circa 1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
3.1: Stories by Kermit Sheets, some prewar
Delight Borders Contempt (two copies)Their Roots Are in HavocMiss Beveridge and the Color Line (see 3.13)(Untitled story), "Although Jimmie's mother..."(Untitled story), "When the news first crashed the art world headlines...""The Continuance is in the feeling"Handwritten memoir on Morris GravesProjection into Limbo (two copies)AbstractionJulie and the District Attorney (four versions)
3
3.2: "Plays, Stories, Poems, Autobiographies" by Kermit Sheets
Note: "I want to be a writer..."Seven page typed story, untitled: "The night of Scott's twenty-sixth birthday..."Review of Jean Genet film "Chanson d'Amour," in wraparound with drawing of classical figure.Four limericksFolder of notes for Cupid and Psyche play (Psyche's Pleasure, or Labor of Love)Folder of notes on a number of storiesNeapolitan NightsWhen in Rome--Don't Go Hollywood (dated Grand Canyon June 20, 1937)Is Death the End? (annotated "Catherine Crain")Sanctum SanctorumSlow White and the Seven WartsPoem: "My love has hair so soft, so bright"Poem: "Today the sun plays in and out"Poem: "Love came to him, but would not speak"Poem: "Though dread and fear assault my dismal life"Poem: "I ask no promise of you"Poem: LamentPoem: SymbolPoem: To CatherinePoem: To CayPoem: Notes Taken During a Cochy Lecture on Matthew ArnoldTwo poems, one from the Greek anthology and its parody in the New YorkerPoem: DittyPoem: "If I could forget cool hands caressing. . ."Nature note: "A very grim first day of Spring..."Poem: Presenting to You–Poem: "Why must I decide?"Tearsheet from newspaper with poem: AditherPoem: Bargain Basement WoodsDraft of letter to Mrs MelroseTwo copies of play script, College HallPoem: Sea Moods (annotated "Sylvia")Poem: "As once, when my small feet..." (two versions, one with comment by George ?Grady)Poem: "Sing, Heavenly Muse!"Poem: To Bebe ("Sing, Heavenly Muse!..." another version)Poem: Sonnet to Barbara (dated 23 January 1940)Story: Where Love Is--Leo TolstoyA melody written out on ruled music paperPoem: Solamente PortiPoem: "Lullaby, good night, my little one"Poem: "I fell for a sweetheart"Fragments of dialog: One More Swan SongPoem: "I could have loved you always"Sentence (story beginning?): "On long winter evenings..."
3
3.3: Four Poems and a Reminiscence
Poem: A Good Loser's Last lamentPoem: "O I'm a man with only one leg"Poem: "Allow me to present my new ambition"Poem: Sonnet ("I wish to clarify a new ambition")Reminiscence: "(Marquez) is an instinctive storyteller..."
3
3.4: Drafts of poem "Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments"
3
3.5: "Cuckoo Cantata": Drafts of various poems and musical settings
3
3.6: Poem: "In the night in the quiet we hear"
3
3.7: Notes and Letters for "The O'Rourkes," "The Hudsons," "Blind Alley," and "Safety Net"
3
3.8: Story Rejections,
1988-1991
3
3.9: Addresses of Literary Journals
3
3.10: Poem: "The Twins Retired Near San Francisco"
3
3.11: Poem: "The Enemy"
3
3.12: Research materials (?relating to the Cascade Locks reunion) labeled "Silicon Valley"
3
3.13: Berberis Press Publications related to Kermit Sheets:
Waldport 1943 (Ninetieth birthday celebration, 2005)Miss Beveridge & the Color Line (Memorial, 2006)Printing at Waldport (USF exhibit, March 2005)

Box 4: Cascade Locks CPS Camp 21, Wyeth (1942-1943) and CPS-related PublicationsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
4.1: The Columbian Newsletter 1:1--1:18 with The Larch Mountaineer July 3, 1942 (copy) and August 1, 1942 (original)
January 1942-February 1943
4
4.2: Photograph of library at Cascade Locks
4
4.3: Multiple pages of Sheets photoalbum with photos of Wyeth and Waldport, and camp 21 reunion
4.3.1: Photos 1-254.3.2: Photos 26-504.3.3: Photos 51-754.3.4: Photos 76-1004.3.5: Photos 101-1254.3.6: Photos 126-1434.3.7: Album photo identification
4
4.4: Four rolls of negative film, "Mechanized Unit Negatives" possibly relating to introduction mechanized fire equipment - Bernhard Fedde suggestion. (Prints on hard drive.)
4
4.5: Judson Crews, editor, Suck-Egg Mule (1950). Contains poems by Scott Greer
4
4.6: Milton Mayer, Conscience and the Commonwealth (Plowshare Press, 1944)
4
4.7: The Formalist vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer 1949)
4
4.8: Against the Tide: the 1984 War Resisters Calendar. Quotes from William Everson, Manche Harvey, Martin Ponch, George Reeves, Kermit Sheets, Adrian and Joyce Wilson, and others. Cover design by Adrian Wilson

Box 5: Kermit Sheets Wyeth and Waldport Publication Files & Play Drafts, 1942-1946Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

5.1: Kermit Sheets Illiterati File; includes correspondence and draft submissions for Illiterati

5.2: [Coffield], The Untide, almost complete file

5.3: Prochaska, Stalingrad Stalemate (three playscripts and production photographs)

5.4: Sheets, The Mikado in CPS (draft and proof)

Box 6: Materials Relating to CPS, 1941-1951, 1965-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6
6.1: Venus versus Mars (attributed to Don Baker)
6
6.2: Production photographs of Candida (Waldport, October 1945) and ?rehearsal photo of KS and Manche Langley in Ara da Capo (see comparable production photo in Wilson, Two Against the Tide)
6
6.3: Circle 1:2 (1944)
6
6.4: Motive November 1945 (cover design by Kermit Sheets)
6
6.5: "Business at Waldport" including
Everson's statement on Manche LangleyThe Reporter October 15, 1945 (George Bernard Shaw on COs)M. K. Zigler to KS, 12 December 1941, assigning him to camp 21List of articles to be brought to camp
6
6.6: Copy of 84, (newsletter of camp 84, New Hampshire State Hospital)
Christmas 1944
6
6.7: George Maurer Correspondence
Box
6
George [Maurer] to COs, Los Angeles
12 February 1943
6
George Maurer correspondence
August 1943-January 1944
6
George [Maurer] to various COs, Los Angeles, same day
12 February 1943?
6
George [Maurer] to Kemper [Nomland] fom Los Angeles
23 February 1943
6
George [Maurer], three page report on pacifist meeting, Los Angeles
9 March 1943
6
George Maurer Correspondence
1946-1948
6
6.8: Manche Langley correspondence
Box
6
Sally [future wife of Ed Kerr] to Manche, Kermit Sheets, Don [Baker] and Kemper [Nomland]
undated
6
Manche [Harvey] Langley Correspondence
1947-1951, 1965-1966, 1981-1987
6
6.9: Bill Webb correspondence
1943-1945
6
6.10: Tulean Dispatch (newsletter of Tule Lake Japanese relocation camp)
January 1943
6
6.11: Tom Polk Miller Correspondence.
Box
6
Miscellaneous letters from 1946-1950, 1966, and 1980. C
6
Copy of daughter Abigail's 1967 essay on CPS poems by Sheets, Stafford, and Everson.
6
Civilian Island Report. A CPS memoir by Tom Polk Miller
16 February 1985
6
6.12: Kermit Sheets CPS 21 Correspondence.
Box
6
Morris [Keaton], M. R. Zigler, W. Harold Row, Henry [?Dasenbrock], Tod Elias
1945
6
Sheets personnel record and statement to draft board
6
1941 correspondence with Selective Service
6
File of 1942 and 1943 letters on CPS business.
6
6.13: William Eshelman Correspondence.
Box
6
Early Eshelman Letters,
1946-1948
6
The Waldport Project (William Eshelman and Tom Polk Miller) 1989-1993 correspondence
6
Recent photograph of William Eshelman and Jerry Rubin; WE
1978/1979
6
Correspondence with Guido Palandri (U of O)
6
Miscellaneous Waldport Project correspondence
6
Press at Camperdown Elm items 1989/1990
6
WE to William Everson 17 April 1989 commenting on Lee [Bartlett] biography of Everson
6
WE to Kermit Sheets 2/28/47, 12/2/46, 4/10/46, 6/2/46, 6/13/46 from Cascade Locks
6
WE to KS 7/17/46 from Minersville
6
WE to KS 2/24/48 from Pico, CA
6
Postcard ("Acirema Unlimited" with photo of convict with upside down ears, 5/13/48 from Pico Announcement of U of Oregon Library Waldport exhibit
1990
6
Letter of Pat Rom and William Eshelman to KS
March 1999
6
Letter of Pat Rom and William Eshelman to KS
March 2000
6
6.14: Acirema Stories by Kermit Sheets
Title page; complete first draft with introduction by Harry Prochaska;Individual items, some in multiple copies and drafts:"I have seen the terror..." (poem)Miss Beveridge [Miss Pinball] and the Color Line [see 3.1 & 6A.15][this story published in The Compass Art and Literature issue, 1945]God Smiles Down on a Meadow (story)"Perched on the last vestige of tradition" (poem)A Modest Proposal from Fioret Finemettle (story)Lysistrata and the New Order (story)"Book bound and each ridden..." (poem)Projection into Limbo (story) [see 3.1 & 6A.15]Delight Borders Contempt (story) [see3.1 & 6A.15]"Dear Miss Rae" (poem)The Churches Go to Jail for Conscience (story)The Support of Someone (story)"Pursued by eyes..." (poem)"Dear Trudi (poem and prose versions).Page of notes for a theater production, and tearsheet of a Glen Coffield poem from Illiterati 3.
circa 1942
6
6.15: CPS and Fine Arts Writings
Poems, apparently all by Kermit Sheets:Love Cycle (8 pages)Day of Giving Thanks"Upon the iron forces...""When will a time..."To HLSAs the Wake Broadens, the Swells DieA Snatch in Time Saves Mine"A pair of hips...""The bride of the moment...""Arching her nostrils...""Between two pulls...""What is this thing called love ? . ." (with the [Waldport] Theater Schedule on verso)"Each era nibbling (two drafts)... ""Sharpen your needle...""The curve turns...""The will holds back..."To HLS (two copies)"Point to the pardon...""As far away as I can get...""Over the screaming oracles of the sea..." (draft and two version),Overweening HarbingerBeneath the Duty Lies a Scar of Lassitude"I have seen the terror...""Sing to me of carrion...""And will her queenly majesty..."Katharsis at Wyeth, Waldport 1943 (published 2005 for Kermit's 90th birthday).
circa 1942-1945
6
6.16: CPS Materials (1942-1945)
Box
6
Joseph Gunterman announcement of his daughter's birth
February 7, [?1943]
6
Brochure, "Information for New arrivals at CPS Camp 21 Cascade Locks, Oregon
April 1943
6
First page of an unsigned statement about CPS camp, from Cascade Locks
6
[? Kermit Sheets] manuscript notes on Christmas
6
In file marked "CPS Statements Questionnaires Letters":
6
Western Union money order recording [William G.] Webb's arrest in the Dalles
6
Western Union telegram to Kermit Sheets indicating Webb's bail
21 April 1943
6
Statement by William G. Webb, "Why I Refused to Work in CPS Camp"
6
Statement by Alan McRae, 10 December 1943 on refusal of CPS status
6
Retrospective statement 23 March 1944 by Alan McRae on leaving CPS
6
Account of trial and sentencing of Philip Iseley and Bill Webb
10 and 12 May 1943
6
Statement of George Yamada concerning his case, Colorado Springs
12 September 1943
6
Statement on desertion from CPS by Charles D. Hornig
6 April 1943
6
Document "A Peace Directive" outlining "Our Eight Terms for Peace"
6
Statement of Philip Iseley in Federal Court, Portland
10 May 1943
6
Statement of William G. Webb on refusal to work, Camp 21
18 March 1943
6
Joseph Gunterman objection to Estacada side camp. Larch Mountain
13 October 1942
6
pages 4-12, with five pages of appendices, including reply from Mark Schrock
6
Paul Comley French to Kermit Sheets et al.
30 September 1942
6
J[ames] W. Sulek, open letter to Waldport friends after walking out
March 1943
6
Art Brown, "My reasons for leaving CPS"
6 March 1943
6
Cascade Locks minutes, pp. 20-32, November 1942--February 1943, Charles D. Hornig secretary
6
Notes (3 pp.) on the Clackamas River Project, visit of foresters Jack Horton and James Frankland
6
Speech fragment, "Horton or Franklin,"
7 October 1942
6
Notes (2 pp.) on "Discussion of 3 Lynx Project on Clackamas (Frankland and Horton)
6
Typed note (3-ring binder sheet) on Estacada (Clackamas) project
3 October 1942
6
Typed note from J. J. Handsaker on roads [in Clackamas Project]
6
Partially completed questionnaire from Linfield College seniors
6
Blank questionnaire from Camp 21
10 November 1942
6
Five sheets of a blank personnel record (BSC 1)
6
Statement from April Six Action Committee, New York City
6
Four page statement by Philip Isely
7 November 1942
6
Philip Isely, open letter to fifty national figures, Cascade Locks
16 November 1942
6
Philip Isely, three page memorandum on a group walkout from CPS
10 January 1942
6
Philip Isely, two page open letter to Camp 21, from Salem, Oregon
February 1943
6
Folder titled "Razzeroo" containing seven pages of satirical writings from Camp 21
pages 1,3, and 4 of four page letter Allen Hastings to CPS 21, March,31 1942
circa 1942
6
6.17: Cartoons [by Kermit Sheets] Submitted [to CPS Camp publications]
"Daddy, what did you do to help keep the peace?"Design (not used) for Illiterati coverAnnouncement (two copies) of first Illiterati"Darling, don't you think you should keep a couple of guinea pigs in the kitchen?"(Cartoon without caption) Father and son playing soldiers (published 2005 for Kermit's 90th birthday)."I felt OK last night.""Better luck next time.""Beethoven sure tears hell outa Grandma's needles.""I saw him at the Playhouse last winter. He simply laid me in the aisle." (See Wilson, Two Against the Tide, p. 94, 1 September 1944)"What is your concept of the function of the individual in society?" (two versions)"Horace bought me guinea pigs instead of a cookbook.""Hargrove, I feel it only fair to tell you that my approach to you is essentially carnal."
circa 1942-1945

Box 7: Wyeth and Waldport Theater, 1942-1946Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
7
7.1: William Eshelman and Kermit Sheets listings of fine arts presentations
7
7.2: Facsimiles of items in Eshelman Waldport Files
7
7.3: Miscellaneous programs from camp productions
7
7.4: Waldport programs, multiple copies
7
7.5: Nine small and two medium sized photographs in envelope marked "Waldport Miscellaneous C. P. S."
7
7.6: "Tennessee Justice" playbills and script
7
7.7: "Aria da Capo" photographs
19 photographic prints of rehearsal and performance. Images were purchased and added to the collection in 2011.

Box 8: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1946-1966, 1981-1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
8
8.1: Letters to Mother & Dad, Europe
1950s
8
8.2: Pauline Kael Correspondence with Kermit Sheets
1948 and 1953
8
8.3: William Everson materials, including a handwritten letter to KS of 14 April 1947
8
8.4: Bill Webb / Kermit Sheets Correspondence
October and November 1945
8
8.5: Ella and Kemper Nomland Correspondence
1946 and 1998-1993
8
8.6: Harry Prochaska Correspondence
1950 and 1976-1988
8
8.7: Vlad and Ibby Dupre Correspondence
1946-1948, 1987-1993
8
8.8: Three four-minute plays for four people (by Kermit Sheets): The Tower Under the Garden (ts), Hollywood Story Conference (ms), Make Mine Medium (ts).
8
8.9: Conscientious Objector Reports from Swarthmore Collection and from "The Good War" website
8
8.10: Glen Wallach thesis (Yale, c. 1981) on CPS and SF Renaissance, including KS replies to his questionnaire; 1976 camp 21 reunion
8
8.11: Miscellaneous letters
Glen Coffield, Robert Constable, Coffield, Erna, Scott [Greer?], Coffield (postcard and pencil note), copy of The Untide 2:4 / The Belfry 1:1 (January 1947, tabloid edition), with Coffield note to KS requesting contributions from Joyce [Lancaster] in the person of Phyllis the Moth, four-sheet letter from Doug, Coffield (postcard), D[oug], Doug, Constable, Herb [Smith], Scott, Constable, Gistirak, Coffield (7 cards and a pencil note), picture postcard from H[erb] S[mith?], D[oug] (nine letters), Webb, Prochaska, ?Joe [Gistirak], Constable (four letters), Coffield (two cards and a three page pencil letter), Doug (four letters), Constable (two letters), Doug, Joe [?Gistirak], Scott, Prochaska, Scott, Doug, Constable, Joe, Constable, Doug (four letters), Naomi, Jay Townsend, Constable, Scott, Doug (five letters), Herb, Gistirak with reply from KS, Doug (three letters)
1946-1947
8
8.12: Miscellaneous CPS letters
Hildegarde Erle (three letters), Charles Coles, Father Divine, Don and Betty Chamberlain, the [John] Jahns, James B. Hall, Charles Davis, Julius [Richert], Ray [Fletcher]
1946-1966
8
8.13: Correspondence
(some correspondents with more than one letter) Zev and Gertrude, Trudi, Dave, Mother and Father, Ed Schaff, Evelyn [Beatty], David [Mauro],Marguerite Gaetani, Daisy and Olga, Norma [Miller], Chris Rambo, Ben [Small], Helmut Rückriegel, Sydney, many pages of names and addresses, Kermit to Pamela, Nina [Boas]
1950s

Box 8a: Correspondence, A-Mc, 1942-1946Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8a

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
8a
8a.1: Cover note for KS letter collection
8a
8a.2: KS to unidentified correspondents
1942-1943
Folder
8a.2
8a.2.1: KS form letter concerning Stalingrad Stalemate
October 17, 1942
8a.2
8a.2.2: KS to unidentified correspondent
ca. summer 1943
8a.2
8a.2.3: KS letter to friends
During George Yamada incident during summer 1943
ca. summer 1943
8a
8a.3: KS to Barney
undated
8a
8a.4: From Marta wife of George E. Brown
July 9, 1944
8a
8a.5: James and Joyce Burt Correspondence
April 1942-June1943
Folder
8a.5
8a.5.1: From James to KS
ca. March-April 1942
8a.5
8a.5.2: From James to KS
April 6, 1942
8a.5
8a.5.3: From James to KS
April 13, 1942
8a.5
8a.5.4: From James to KS
April 23, 1942
8a.5
8a.5.5: From James to KS
ca. Spring 1942
8a.5
8a.5.6: From James to KS
ca. May-June 1942
8a.5
8a.5.7: From James to KS
Newspaper review regarding James Burt’s production of Our TownRefer to previous letter for reference of review
ca. Spring 1942
8a.5
8a.5.8: From James to KS
July 13, 1942
8a.5
8a.5.9: From James to KS
July 13, 1942
8a.5
8a.5.10: From James to KS
ca. early August 1942
8a.5
8a.5.11: From James to KS
Letter composed shortly after August 8, 1942
ca. early August 1942
8a.5
8a.5.12: From James to KS
August 29, 1942
8a.5
8a.5.13: From James to KS
ca. late August 1942
8a.5
8a.5.14: From James to KS
ca. September 1942
8a.5
8a.5.15: From James to KS
ca. September 1942
8a.5
8a.5.16: From James to KS
September 29, 1942
8a.5
8a.5.17: From James to KS
October 7, 1942
8a.5
8a.5.18: From James to KS
ca. fall 1942
8a.5
8a.5.19: From James to KS
November 9, 1942-December 2, 1942
8a.5
8a.5.20: From James to KS
November 12, 1942
8a.5
8a.5.21: From James to KS
ca. December 1942
8a.5
8a.5.22: From James to KS
ca. January 1943
8a.5
8a.5.23: From James to KS
See enclosed newsletter of 3/5/1943; the Mission Tower a church newsletter containing an article about James Burt becoming Minister of music
ca. early 1943
8a.5
8a.5.24: From James to KS
ca. Spring 1943
8a.5
8a.5.25: From James to KS
ca. Spring 1943
8a.5
8a.5.26: From James to KS
ca. Spring 1943
8a.5
8a.5.27: From James to KS
ca. Spring 1943
8a.5
8a.5.28: From James to KS
ca. Spring 1943
8a.5
8a.5.29: From James to KS
June 15, 1943
8a
8a.6: James and Joyce Burt Correspondence
June 1943-December 1945
Folder
8a.6
8a.6.1: From KS to James
ca. June 1943
8a.6
8a.6.2: From James to KS
ca. summer 1943
8a.6
8a.6.3: From James to KS
ca. summer 1943
8a.6
8a.6.4: From James to KS
ca. summer 1943
8a.6
8a.6.5: From Joyce to KS
Poem "Infamous Words" written by Joyce before November 4, 1943
ca. October-November 1943
8a.6
8a.6.6: From Joyce to KS
November 4, 1943
8a.6
8a.6.7: From Joyce to KS
February 5, 1944
8a.6
8a.6.8: From James to KS
ca. January-February 1944
8a.6
8a.6.9: From James to KS
ca. February 1944
8a.6
8a.6.10: From James to KS
Letter was sent after February 18, 1944.Production of Our Town at Danube.
ca. February 1944
8a.6
8a.6.11: From James to KS
May 23, 1944
8a.6
8a.6.12: From Joyce to KS
Six days before Joyce and Jim’s wedding
June 18, 1944
8a.6
8a.6.13: From Joyce to KS
August 15, 1944
8a.6
8a.6.14: Poem by Joyce
Poem “I want to write all I see”
ca. fall 1944
8a.6
8a.6.15: From James to KS
October 24, 1944
8a.6
8a.6.16: From James to KS
August 16, 1945
8a.6
8a.6.17: From Joyce to KS
ca. September 1945
8a.6
8a.6.18: Poem from KS ? to Joyce?
unsigned poem by K.S. or Joyce “The Stars Are Bright”
undated
8a.6
8a.6.19: From Joyce to KS
Excerpt from letter by Joyce to Kermit or vice versaPoem written for Kay and Jenn by Kermit? anticipating his and Prochaska's visit to see them.
October 9, 1945, November 2, 1945
8a.6
8a.6.20: From James & Joyce to KS
birth announcement for Nicole Catherine daughter of James and Joyce Burt
December 12, 1945
8a
8a.7: Don and Betty Chamberlin Correspondence
1944-1945
Folder
8a.7
8a.7.1: From Don to KS
June 26, 1944
8a.7
8a.7.2: From Don to KS
July 13, 1944
8a.7
8a.7.3: From Don to KS
August 2, 1944
8a.7
8a.7.4: From Don to KS
September 6, 1944
8a.7
8a.7.5: From Don to KS
March 10, 1945
8a.7
8a.7.6: From Don and Betty to KS
birth announcement for Kermit Alan son of Don and Betty Chamberlin
May 3, 1945
8a.7
8a.7.7: From Don to KS
May 12, 1945
8a
8a.8: From Chris to KS
October 24, 1945
8a
8a.9: Ibby Dupre Correspondence
Ibby is wife of Vlad Dupre
1945-1946
Folder
8a.9
8a.9.1: From Ibby to KS
October 19, 1945
8a.9
8a.9.2: From Ibby to KS
November 6, 1945
8a.9
8a.9.3: From Ibby to KS
November 13, 1945
8a.9
8a.9.4: From Ibby to KS
November 16, 1945
8a.9
8a.9.5: From Ibby to KS
November 30, 1945
8a.9
8a.9.6: From Ibby to KS
ca. December 1945
8a.9
8a.9.7: From Ibby to KS
ca. December 1945
8a.9
8a.9.8: From Ibby to KS
ca. February 1946
8a.9
8a.9.9: From Ibby to KS
ca. February 1946
8a.9
8a.9.10: From Ibby to KS
ca. February 1946
8a
8a.10: From William Everson to KS
May 3, 1943
8a
8a.11: Ginnie
April 25, 1942
8a
8a.12: From Larry Haggen to James Townsend
October 23, 1943
8a
8a.13: From Reverand Wendell L. Miller to Major General Lewis B. Hershey
April 16, 1943
8a
8a.14: From P.H. Houston to Harry Prochaska
April 16, 1945
8a
8a.15: From Iris to KS
Forwarded letter to Camanche from KS
undated
8a
8a.16: From KS to Irma
Letter addressed to Aunt Irma
March 12, 1943
8a
8a.17: From Allan Isaksen to KS
July 14, 1942
8a
8a.18: Clayton James Correspondence
1945
Folder
8a.18
8a.18.1: From Clayton James to KS
after June 2, 1945
ca. June1945
8a.18
8a.18.2: From KS to Clayton James
after June 2, 1945Reference to KS brother's funeral
ca. June1945
8a
8a.19: From KS to Jean
Refer to letter from Prochaska dated Summer 1943
August 28, 1943
8a
8a.20: From KS to Kathleen
Reference letter from KS to James Burt of November 12, 1942
November 12, 1942
8a
8a.21: From KS to Lee in Seattle
ca. summer 1943
Folder
8a.21
8a.21.1: From KS to Lee
ca. summer 1943
8a.21
8a.21.2: From KS to Lee
August 18, 1943
8a.21
8a.21.3: From KS to Lee
Sonnet discussed in KS letter to Jean dated August 28, 1943
ca. summer 1943
8a.21
8a.21.4: From KS to Lee
Commentary on poem by Robinson Jeffers
ca. summer 1943
8a
8a.22: From KS to Ellsworth Lewis
July 22, 1942
8a
8a.23: William (Bill) and Cecil McGowan Correspondence
1942-1946
Folder
8a.23
8.23.1: From Bill to KS
ca. early 1942
8a.23
8.23.2: From Bill & Cecil to KS
ca. early 1942
8a.23
8.23.3: From Bill to KS
ca. early 1942
8a.23
8.23.4: From Bill to KS
ca. January-May 1942
8a.23
8.23.5: From Bill to KS
May 10, 1942
8a.23
8.23.6: From Bill to KS
September 13, 1942
8a.23
8.23.7: From Bill to KS
ca. September 13-November 4, 1942
8a.23
8.23.8: From KS to Bill
November 4, 1942
8a.23
8.23.9: From Bill to KS
March 6, 1943
8a.23
8.23.10: From Bill to KS
ca. March 6, 1943-September 18, 1943
8a.23
8.23.11: From KS to Cecil
August 17, 1943
8a.23
8.23.12: From Bill to KS
ca. August 17, 1943 – December 27, 1943
8a.23
8.23.13: From Cecil to KS
December 27, 1943
8a.23
8.23.14: From Bill to KS
October 24, 1945
8a.23
8.23.15: From Bill to KS
ca. October 24, 1945-January 23, 1946

Box 8b: Correspondence, Maurer, 1942-1946Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8b

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
8b
8b.1: George Maurer Correspondence
April 1942-February 1943
Folder
8b.1
8b.1.1: From George to KS
April 20, 1942
8b.1
8b.1.2: From George to KS
May 6, 1942
8b.1
8b.1.3: From George to KS
May 11, 1942
8b.1
8b.1.4: From George to KS
May 19, 1942
8b.1
8b.1.5: From George to Don Chamberlin
May 19, 1942
8b.1
8b.1.6: From George to KS, Don Chamberlin and Kemper Nomland
June 9, 1942
8b.1
8b.1.7: From George to KS and others
June 23, 1942
8b.1
8b.1.8: From George to KS and others
July 13, 1942
8b.1
8b.1.9: From George to KS
July 14, 1942
8b.1
8b.1.10: From George to KS
July 27, 1942
8b.1
8b.1.11: From George to KS, Vaniman and Richert
January 26, 1943
8b.1
8b.1.12: From George to KS
January 29, 1943
8b.1
8b.1.13: From George to KS, Harry Prochaska, Julius, and Del
February 2, 1943
8b.1
8b.1.14: From George to KS
February 5, 1943
8b.1
8b.1.15: From George to KS and Del
February 10, 1943
8b.1
8b.1.16: From George to KS
February 13, 1943
8b.1
8b.1.17: From Anna S. to Camp
George’s doctor concerning George's illness. All correspondence about his condition should be discussed with his mother
ca .February 13, 1943
8b.1
8b.1.18: From KS to Vera Stuart Maurer (George's mother)
ca. February 15, 1943
8b.1
8b.1.19: From George to KS and others
February 16, 1943
8b.1
8b.1.20: From Vera Maurer to KS
February 17, 1943
8b.1
8b.1.21: From George to KS & Richert
February 23, 1943
8b.1
8b.1.22: From George to KS
February 27, 1943
8b
8b.2: George Maurer Correspondence
March 1943-July 1943
Folder
8b.2
8b.2.1: From George to KS
March 1, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.2: From George to KS
March 2, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.3: From George to KS
March 7, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.4: From George to KS and Gerrit
March 8, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.5: From George to KS
March 11, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.6: From Vera Maurer to KS
March 12, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.7: From George to KS and Harry Prochaska
March 16, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.8: From George to KS & Rozie
March 18, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.9: From George to KS
March 22, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.10: From George to KS
March 26, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.11: From George to Joe
April 1, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.12: From George to KS
April 2, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.13: From George to KS
April 5, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.14: From George to KS
April 7, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.15: Newspaper article “Mrs. F.D.R talks to the Japs”
undated
8b.2
8b.2.16: From George to KS & Bill Webb
April 13, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.17: From George to KS
April 17, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.18: From George to KS, Baker, Ortmerz, and Nomland
April 26, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.19: From George to KS and others
April 28, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.20: From George to KS
May 1, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.21: From George to friends
May 30, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.22: From George to KS and Don Baker
June 9, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.23: From George to friends
June 11, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.24: From George to KS and others
June 15, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.25: From George to KS and others
June 21, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.26: From George to KS and others
July 23, 1943
8b.2
8b.2.27: From George to KS
ca. late July 1943
8b
8b.3: George Maurer Correspondence
August 1943-December 1943
Folder
8b.3
8b.3.1: From George to KS
August 1, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.2: From George to KS and others
August 4, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.3: From George to Johnnie (cousin of George's)
August 6, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.4: From George to KS (comrades)
August 11, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.5: From George to KS (comrades)
August 16, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.6: From KS to George
August 18, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.7: From George to Johnnie
August 21, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.8: From George to Johnnie
August 22, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.9: From George to Johnnie
August 23, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.10: From George to KS
August 23, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.11: From George to KS
August 26, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.12: From George to KS
September 13, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.13: From KS to George
September 14, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.14: From George to KS and others
September 15, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.15: From George to KS, Jahn, Hosking
September 19, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.16: From George to Comrades
October 8, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.17: From George to KS, John Hastings, and Ortmayer
October 10, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.18: From George to KS
George’s submission to the Illiterati
October 10, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.19: From George to Comrades
October 24, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.20: From George to friends
November 27, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.21: From George to friends
December 4, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.22: From George to KS
ca. December 5-17, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.23: From George to friends
December 18, 1943
8b.3
8b.3.24: From George to KS
December 22, 1943
8b
8b.4: George Maurer Correspondence
March 1944-January 1946
Folder
8b.4
8b.4.1: From George to friends
March 8, 1944
8b.4
8b.4.2: From George to KS
March 25, 1944
8b.4
8b.4.3: From George to Komerads
May 2, 1944
8b.4
8b.4.4: From George to friends
May 16, 1944
8b.4
8b.4.5: From George to friends
May 23, 1944
8b.4
8b.4.6: From George to KS
June 24-25, 1944
8b.4
8b.4.7: From George to KS
July 10, 1944
8b.4
8b.4.8: From George to friends
July 30, 1944
8b.4
8b.4.9: From George to KS
August 21, 1944, August 29, 1944
8b.4
8b.4.10: From George to friends
September 19, 1944
8b.4
8b.4.11: From George to KS
October 3, 1944
8b.4
8b.4.12: George to KS and Kemper Nomland
February 21, 1945
8b.4
8b.4.13: George to KS
May 20, 1945
8b.4
8b.4.14: George to KS
June 23, 1945
8b.4
8b.4.15: George to KS, (K. Anomaly and TPM)
July 27, 1945
8b.4
8b.4.16: George to KS
August 18, 1945
8b.4
8b.4.17: George to KS
January 5, 1946

Box 8c: Correspondence, M-W, 1942-1946Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8c

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
8c
8c.1: From KS to Men's Brotherhood
December 1, 1942
8c
8c.2: Kemper Nomland Correspondence
February 1946
Folder
8c.2
8c.2.1: From Kemper to KS
February 4, 1946
8c.2
8c.2.2: From Kemper to KS and Tome
February 18, 1946
8c
8c.3: Harry Prochaska Correspondence
Spring 1943-October 1943
Folder
8c.3
8c.3.1: From Harry to KS
ca. before May 1, 1943
8c.3
8c.3.2: From Harry to "Boys"
undated
8c.3
8c.3.3: From ? to Harry (Slav)
undated
8c.3
8c.3.4: From Harry to KS
ca. April 1943
8c.3
8c.3.5: From Harry to KS
ca. April 1943
8c.3
8c.3.6: From Harry to KS
ca. summer 1943
8c.3
8c.3.7: From Harry to KS
ca. summer 1943
8c.3
8c.3.8: From Harry to KS
ca. summer 1943
8c.3
8c.3.9: From Harry to KS
ca. after May 15, 1943
8c.3
8c.3.10: From Harry to KS
ca. summer 1943
8c.3
8c.3.11: From Harry to KS
ca. summer 1943
8c.3
8c.3.12: From Harry to KS
ca. summer 1943
8c.3
8c.3.13: From Harry to KS, Kemper Nomland, and Don
ca. summer 1943
8c.3
8c.3.14: From Harry to KS
July 22, 1943
8c.3
8c.3.15: From Harry to KS and ?James Townsend
ca. summer 1943
8c.3
8c.3.16: From Harry to KS
ca. summer 1943
8c.3
8c.3.17: From Harry to KS
ca. summer 1943
8c.3
8c.3.18: From Harry to KS
ca. summer 1943
8c.3
8c.3.19: From Harry to KS
ca. summer 1943
8c.3
8c.3.20: From Harry to KS
ca. summer 1943
8c.3
8c.3.21: From Harry to KS
ca. late 1943
8c.3
8c.3.22: From Harry to KS
ca. late 1943
8c.3
8c.3.23: From Harry to KS
ca. October 1943
8c.3
8c.3.24: From Harry to KS
ca. October 1943
8c.3
8c.3.25: From Harry to KS
October 2, 1943
8c
8c.4: Harry Prochaska Correspondence
November 1943-February 1946
Folder
8c.4
8c.4.1: From Harry to KS
November 1, 1943
8c.4
8c.4.2: From Harry to KS
December 24, 1943
8c.4
8c.4.3: From Harry to KS
ca. early 1944
8c.4
8c.4.4: From Harry to KS
ca. early 1944
8c.4
8c.4.5: From Harry to KS
ca. early 1944
8c.4
8c.4.6: From Harry to KS
ca. early 1944
8c.4
8c.4.7: From Harry to KS
July 3, 1944
8c.4
8c.4.8: From Harry to KS
ca. July, 1944
8c.4
8c.4.9: From Harry to KS
July 31, 1944
8c.4
8c.4.10: From Harry to KS
ca. summer 1944
8c.4
8c.4.11: From Harry to KS
August 1, 1944
8c.4
8c.4.12: From Harry to KS
August 4, 1944
8c.4
8c.4.13: From Harry to KS
Includes note from Doug Strain
ca. August 1944
8c.4
8c.4.14: From Harry to KS
ca. August 1944
8c.4
8c.4.15: From Harry to KS
ca. after September 1944
8c.4
8c.4.16: From Harry to KS
ca. October 1944
8c.4
8c.4.16: From Harry to KS
ca. October 1944
8c.4
8c.4.17: From Harry to KS
ca. March 1945
8c.4
8c.4.18: From Harry to KS
Included are copies of letters from Ruth Suckow of 4/20/1945 and P.H. Houston of 4/16/1945
May 10, 1945
8c.4
8c.4.19: From Harry to KS
July 20, 1945
8c.4
8c.4.20: From Harry to KS
September 21, 1945
8c.4
8c.4.21: From Harry to KS
December 20, 1945
8c.4
8c.4.22: From Harry to KS
ca. January 23-Feb 21, 1946
8c
8c.5: Poem of Kermits Sheets' ?
undated
8c
8c.6: Lee Roy and Monica Sheets, Correspondence
Kermit's parents
1943-1944
Folder
8c.6
8c.6.1: From KS to Monica
January 12, 1943
8c.6
8c.6.2: From KS to Lee Roy & Monica
January 20, 1944
8c.6
8c.6.3: From Lee Roy to KS
January 24, 1944
8c.6
8c.6.4: From KS to Lee Roy & Monica
January 28, 1944
8c.6
8c.6.5: From Monica to KS
ca. January 1944
8c.6
8c.6.6: From KS to Lee Roy & Monica
June 1, 1944
8c
8c.7: Herbert Leigh Smith, Correspondence
September 1941-December 1942
Folder
8c.7
8c.7.1: From Herbert to KS
September 16, 1941
8c.7
8c.7.2: From Herbert to KS
October 23, 1941
8c.7
8c.7.3: From Herbert to KS
January 6, 1942
8c.7
8c.7.4: From Herbert to KS
January 19, 1942
8c.7
8c.7.5: From Herbert to KS
February 2, 1942
8c.7
8c.7.6: From Herbert to KS
May 9, 1942
8c.7
8c.7.7: From Herbert to KS
June 2, 1942
8c.7
8c.7.8: From Herbert to KS
ca. June 2, 1942 - Sep 12, 1942
8c.7
8c.7.9: From Herbert to KS
September 12, 1942
8c.7
8c.7.10: From Herbert to KS
September 24, 1942
8c.7
8c.7.11: From Herbert to KS
October 18, 1942
8c.7
8c.7.12: From Herbert to KS
October 20, 1942
8c.7
8c.7.13: From Herbert to KS
November 9, 1942
8c.7
8c.7.14: From KS to Herbert
November 11, 1942
8c.7
8c.7.15: From Herbert to KS
December 15, 1942
8c
8c.8: Herbert Leigh Smith, Correspondence
January 1943-August 1945
Folder
8c.8
8c.8.1: From Herbert to KS
January 12, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.2: From Herbert to KS
February 7, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.3: From Herbert to KS
February 28, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.4: From KS to Herbert
March 8, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.5: From Herbert to KS
March 17, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.6: From KS to Herbert
March 29, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.7: From Herbert to KS
April 22, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.8: From Herbert to KS
ca. April 22, 1943 - June 17, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.9: From Herbert to KS
June 17, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.10: From Herbert to KS
July 4, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.11: From Herbert to KS
August 7, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.12: From Herbert to KS
August 29, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.13: From Herbert to KS
September 14, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.14: From Herbert to KS
October 14, 1943
8c.8
8c.8.15: From Herbert to KS
January 20, 1944
8c.8
8c.8.16: From Herbert to KS
February 9, 1944
8c.8
8c.8.17: From Herbert to KS
March 5, 1944
8c.8
8c.8.18: From Herbert to KS
April 10, 1944
8c.8
8c.8.19: From Herbert to KS
May 20, 1944
8c.8
8c.8.20: From Herbert to KS
May 23, 1944
8c.8
8c.8.21: From Herbert to KS
ca. May 23, 1944-April 7, 1945
8c.8
8c.8.22: From Herbert to KS
April 7, 1945
8c.8
8c.8.23: From Herbert to KS
July 24, 1945
8c.8
8c.8.24: From Herbert to KS
August 4, 1945
8c
8c.9: Ruth Suckow, Corresondence
1943-1945
Folder
8c.9
8c.9.1: From Ruth to KS
November 8, 1943
8c.9
8c.9.2: From KS to Ruth
December 22, 1943
8c.9
8c.9.3: From Ruth to Harry Prochaska
April 30, 1945
8c
8c.10: Chuck Thompson, Corresondence
1943
Folder
8c.10
8c.10.1: From KS to Chuck Thompson
September 14, 1943
8c.10
8c.10.2: From KS to Chuck Thompson
November 1, 1943
8c
8c.11: James Thompson, Corresondence
1944-1945
Folder
8c.11
8c.11.1: From James to KS
April 12, 1944
8c.11
8c.11.2: From James to KS
April 11, 1945
8c
8c.12: William (Bill) Griffen Webb, Corresondence
1943-1944
Folder
8c.12
8c.12.1: From KS to McNeil Island Penitentiary
Request to visit Bill Webb
ca. June 1943
8c.12
8c.12.2: From Lewis B. Stevens to KS
Response to KS letter about visiting Bill; instructions to be followed in correspondence with prisoners
December 30, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.3: From KS to Bill
June 23-25 1943
8c.12
8c.12.4: From Bill to R.D. Snyder
June 30, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.5: From Bill to KS
July 12, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.6: From KS to Bill
July 26, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.7: From Bill to R.D. Snyder
August 2, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.8: From Bill to George Maurer
August 13, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.9: From Bill to KS
August 27, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.10: From Bill to R.D. Snyder
September 6, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.11: From KS to Bill
September 7, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.12: From George Maurer to Bill
September 9, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.13: From Bill to KS
September 13, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.14: From KS to Bill
concerning George Yamada; also refer to letter from KS to friends dated after July or summer 1943
September 27, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.15: From Bill to R.D. Snyder
October 2, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.16: From Bill to KS
October 22, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.17: From Bill to R.D. Snyder
October 25, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.18: From KS to Bill
November 2, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.19: From Bill to R.D. Snyder
December 10, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.20: From George Maurer to Bill
December 18, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.21: From Bill to KS
December 24, 1943
8c.12
8c.12.22: From Bill to R.D. Snyder
ca. March 1944
8c.12
8c.12.23: From Bill to KS
March 21, 1944
8c.12
8c.12.24: From Arthur D. Wood to Frank E. Spaulding
concerning Bill Webb
May 6, 1944
8c.12
8c.12.25: From Bill to R.D. Snyder
May 12, 1944
8c.12
8c.12.26: From Bill to R.D. Snyder
May 16, 1944
8c
8c.13: From Lea Wickett to KS
April 20, 1943

Box 9: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1947-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
9
9.1: Jayne Nesmith Bartlett Correspondence
1980s
9
9.2: Don Baker Correspondence
1980s and 1990s
9
9.3: Lolly, playscript sent to KS by James Broughton
9
9.4: Miscellaneous letters, later
9
9.5: George Ede Correspondence
1982-1990
9
9.6: Curtiss and Ray Cowan Correspondence
1951-1990
9
9.7: Jim and Joyce Burt Correspondence
1945-1994
9
9.8: Evelyn Beatty Correspondence
1994
9
9.9: Dick Loomis Correspondence
1947-1949
9
9.10: Carlo Logan, Jack Soares Correspondence
1982-1992
9
9.11: Audrey Correspondence, with KS in Guatemala
9
9.12: Charles and Nea Wickett Correspondence
1964-1985
9
9.13: Don Penny and Dario Correspondence
1980s
9
9.14: John Newton Correspondence
1994
9
9.15: Correspondence with Stefani Priest
1989-1994
9
9.16: Chinese Herbal treatment
1991

Box 10: Film, etc., Early 1950sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
10
10.1: Letters other than J[ames Broughton], mostly Europe, c.1950s (incl. Anais Nin)
10
10.2: Farallone Films
10
10.3: Ben Traven Scrap Book
10
10.4: Ben Traven Film Script and Judy Stone articles
10
10.5: Two publicity stills (California?)
10
10.6: Unknown film
10
10.7: Unknown film
10
10.8: DVD of The Pleasure Garden (Broughton, starring KS)
10
10.9: Invitation list for Pleasure Garden preview
10
10.10: DVD of three Broughton films: Mother's Day, Four in the Afternoon, Looney Tom

Box 11: Theater Photographs and Recordings, 1940s-1970sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
11
11.1: Folder of 8x10" publicity photographs of Kermit Sheets
11
11.2: Magnetic audio recording
11
11.3: Miscellaneous theater photographs
11
11.4: Miscellaneous theater photographs
11
11.5: Miscellaneous theater photographs

Box 12: James Broughton Letters and Play Scripts, 1953-1955Return to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
12
12.1: Broughton letters
1951-1955
12
12.2: Envelope containing memoir about Broughton by Kermit Sheets, and a commentary on Broughton by Stan Brakhage, with a letter of comment by James Broughton.
12
12.3: An Almanac for Amorists letters, orders.
Box
12
1: Librairie Anglaise invoice
12
2: La Hune invoice
12
3: The Lion Bookshop invoice
12
4: List of orders
12
5: Order from Bill Seut
12
6: Collection Merlin invoice
12
7: Letter from Helmut Rückriegel to Kermit Sheets
undated
12
8: Letter from Esto B.Broughton to Collection Merlin
January 1, 1955
12
9: Letter from Olive Leonhardt to Collection Merlin
January 8, 1955
12
10: Letter from William Eschelman to Kermit Sheets
[December 31, 1954]
12
11: Letter from Frank [?] to Kermit Sheets
January 25
12
12: Flights of Fancy invoice
12
13: Orders from Mrs. B. Castle and Mrs. M.C. Wendt
12
14: Letter from Dave [?] to Kermit Sheets
December 12, 1954
12
15: Letter from Tommie [Boyer?] to Kermit Sheets
December 9, 1954
12
16: Letter from Poppa Reisz to James Broughton and Kermit Sheets
December 14, 1954
12
17: Letter from Nick [?] to James Broughton
undated
12
18: Letter from [??] to Kermit Sheets
December 13, 1954
12
19: Letter from Daphne [?] to Kermit Sheets
November 16, 1954
12
20: Letter from Bill Barrett to James Broughton, Thanksgiving Day
1954
12
21: Letter from Brenda Pool to James Broughton
November 17, 1954
12
22: Letter from Basil Wright to Kermit Sheets
undated
12
23: Letter from Bill Barrett to James Broughton
December 11, 1954
12
24: Letter from Curtiss [?] to Kermit Sheets
[2 pages]
December 6, 1954
12
25: Letter from Ella and Kemper [Nomland?] to Kermit Sheets
December 15, 1954
12
26: Letter from Weldon Kees to James Broughton
December 7, 1954
12
27: Letter from Donald Nelson to James Broughton and Kermit Sheets
December 10, 1954
12
28: Letter from Ove Brusendorff to James Broughton
November 18, 1954
12
29: Letter from Sibyl Moholy-Nagy to James Broughton
December 3, 1954
12
30: Letter from B. to James Broughton and Kermit Sheets
undated
12
31: Airgram from Bente Hasselbach to James Broughton
November 18, 1954
12
32: Letter from Kenneth Zwerin to James Broughton
November 18, 1954
12
33: Letter from Ruth [?] to James Broughton
[2 pages]
November 17, 1954
12
34: Card from Misette (?) Eglin to James Broughton
December 2, 1954
12
35: Letter from Marguerite [?] to James Broughton
December 4, [1954?]
12
36: Letter from Lindsay [?] to James Broughton
November 23/December 12, 1954
12
37: Letter from D.N. to Kermit Sheets and James Broughton
[November 23, 1954?]
12
38: Letter from Esto [Broughton] to James Broughton
December 1, 1954
12
39: Letter from Barbara [?] to Kermit Sheets and James Broughton
November 18, 1954
12
40: Letter from Eugene Walter
October 21, 1954
12
41: Letter from Allegra [?] to Kermit Sheets
[December 10, 1954?]
12
42: Letter from Christopher [Logue] to Kermit Sheets
undated
12
43: Letter from Kermit Sheets to Alex Trocchi
undated
12
44: Letter from Christopher [Logue] to Kermit Sheets
undated
12
45: Letter from Christopher [Logue] to Kermit Sheets
undated
12
46: Contract between James Broughton and Christopher Logue
December 17, 1954
12
47: List of orders, Caracteres
12
48: Eight receipts from Bruno Durocher
October 27, November 23, December 11, December 17, 1954; February 4, February 28, March 5, 1955
12
49: Receipt from A. Roques
March 16, 1955
12
50: Receipt from Union papetière de l'est
March 10, 1955
12
51: Two receipts from 600 Jaquettes (?)
undateds
12
52: Receipt from Mistral Books and Prints
12
12.4: An Almanac for Amorists, Kermit's drawings
1. Title page, pencil2. "Spring is a Virgin"3. "Summer is a Bride"4. "Autumn is a Mistress" [3 copies/drafts]5. "Winter is a Widow"6. "An Almanac for Amorists, James Broughton"7. Three drafts of title page
12
12.5: Broughton's Memoirs, Coming Unbuttoned
12
12.6: The Playground typescript
12
12.7: Three copies of Theatre Arts, August 1946, with text of The Playground, pp. 450-460
12
12.8: James Broughton, play typescripts
1. "Bedlam in the Playground" (multiple copies)2. "Willy and Nilly"3. "Kitty and Cora"
12
12.9: James Broughton, Where Helen Lies typescript
12
12.10: Production notes (publicity and technical) for Bedlam at SFSC (October/November 1967).
12
12.11: Bedlam at SFSC photos, programs, reviews, etc.
12
12.12: Script of James Broughton, Bedlam

Box 13: James Broughton and Kermit Sheets Plays and Theater Memorabilia, 1950s and 1960sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
13
13.1: ?Sheets, The Triumph of Warren Lynch, Jr., typescript
13
13.2: ?Sheets, Kitty and Cora
13
13.3: ?Sheets, Willy and Nilly
13
13.4: Kermit Sheets, The Biggest Flying Turkey in the World
13
13.5: Broughton, Nickelwood
13
13.6: Broughton or Sheets, Mabel's Play
13
13.7: Sheets, Velma
13
13.8: Sheets, Scandal to the Jaybirds, script
13
13.9: Scandal to the Jaybirds, Daisy Bell and Mortimer's copies
13
13.10: Still photograph of James Broughton
13
13.11: Journal First Stage for Winter 1962-3. Contains text of George Hitchcock, The Busy Martyr
13
13.12: Journal Theatre Arts for September 1953
13
13.13: Journal Ballet for July 1952
13
13.14: Four Stratford-on-Avon Shakespeare Theatre programs, 1951 and 1953.
13
13.15: National Film Theatre (London) program, [1952]. Reference to The Pleasure Garden on page [3].
13
13.16: Four issues of journal Theatre World (July, August, September, October 1952)
13
13.17: Multiple typescripts of James Broughton, The Last Word
13
13.18: Page of KS notes on two characters, play unknown

Box 14: Kermit at San Francisco State, 1968-1969Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
14
14.1: K at SF State
14
14.2: Scripts (by students) at SFSC
14
14.3: Penelope (film exercise at SFSC)
14
14.4: Strike! at SFSC
14
14.5: Newspapers from Denton Texas (with a covering letter from Tom Polk Miller) and from SFSC

Box 15: Correspondence of the Centaur Press, 1949-1952Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15

Three folders of Centaur Press correspondence (James Broughton & Kermit Sheets, publishers)

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
15.1
1: Empty envelope labeled "Zev and James' Cards"
15.1
2: Book reviews
November 1937
15.1
3: Advertisement for James Broughton, Musical Chairs (Centaur Press, 1950)
15.1
4: Price list: "Distinguished writers in limited editions"
15.1
5: Joseph Henry Jackson, "Bookman's Notebook" (on Broughton's Musical Chairs) New York Herald Tribune
[2 copies]
December 2, 1950
15.1
6: "Films: Four-Dimensional Art"
15.1
7: Rolfe Humphries, [on James Broughton's "The Playground"] The Nation
April 2, 1949
15.1
8: Joseph Henry Jackson, "Between the Lines" San Francisco Chronicle
[3 copies]
January 23, 1949
15.1
9: Announcement, "A Midsummer Night of Poetry" The Pat Wall Gallery
July 31, 1948
15.1
10: Western Books: 1950 (The Rounce and Coffin Club, 1950)
15.1
11: The Centaur Press: Financial Statements, January 31, 1950, Eugene C. Wheary, CPA
15.1
12: Postcard addressed to Jim Broughton: "A Game-Rhyme,"
October 20
15.1
13: Letters from Zev [Dan Harris] and RD [Robert Duncan] to Kermit Sheets
September 8, 1950
15.1
14: Letter from Jo to James Broughton
January 21, 1951
15.1
15: Letter from R Emerson, Golden Goose Press, to James Broughton
October 13, 1950
15.1
16: Letter from Muriel Rukeyser to James Broughton and Kermit Sheets
August 18, 1950
15.1
17: Proof of advertisement for Broughton's Musical Chairs from The Nation
[2 copies]
October 14
15.1
18: Proof of advertisement for Broughton's Musical Chairs from the San Francisco Chronicle
[3 copies]
15.1
19: Letter from The Nation to James Broughton, October 4, 1950 containing Nation ad proof
15.1
20: Letter from Witter Bynner to The Centaur Press
November 15, 1950
15.1
21: Special Announcement
15.1
22: Excerpts from reviews of The Ballad of Mad Jenny and The Playground
15.1
23: Press release, draft
15.1
24: "A special concoction"
15.1
25: List of Centaur Books
15.1
26: Advertisement in The Nation
October 14, 1950
15.1
27: Poetry Awards announcement
1950-1951
15.1
28: Advertisement/book list
[3 copies]
15.1
29: Letter and rate card from The Saturday Review
October 24, 1950
15.1
30: Postcard from Alan Swallow to James Broughton
September 29, 1950
15.1
31: Poetry rate card
August 1949
15.1
32: Letter from Helen Wolfert to James Broughton and Kermit Sheets
September 18, 1950
15.1
33: Advertisement for Broughton's Musical Chairs
[2 copies]
15.1
36: Notes to Medieval Scenes
[7 pages]
15.1
37: Kermit Sheets business card, Centaur Press
15.1
38: First Centaur Press prospectus
1949
15.2
1: Letter from Barbara Greenfeld to Kermit Sheets
September 26, 1950
15.2
2: Advertisement proofs for Musical Chairs in Poetry
[5 copies]
15.2
3: Letter from Rosemary Mizener to James Broughton
October 22, 1950
15.2
4: List of private book collectors
[2 pages]
15.2
5: List of Rounce and Coffin printers
[2 pages]
15.2
6: List of Centaur subscribers
[5 pages]
15.2
7: Quotation from Robert Duncan on James Broughton
15.2
8: Letter from The Nation
July 24, 1950
15.2
9: Lists of books [drafts]
15.2
10: Letter and photogram from Bern Porter to James Broughton
15.2
11: Letter from Muriel Rukeyser to James Broughton and Kermit Sheets
July 31, [1950]
15.2
12: Letter from James Laughlin to James Broughton
July 26, 1950
15.2
13: Letter from Alan Swallow to James Broughton
July 27, 1950
15.2
14: Letter from RW Emerson to James Broughton
[3 pages]
June 17, 1950
15.2
15: Letter from Whipple McClay to James Broughton
June 5, 1950
15.2
16: Letter from James Laughlin to James Broughton
May 1, 1950
15.2
17: Financial jottings
15.2
18: Letter from Maude Fredericks to James Broughton
September 24, 1949
15.2
19: Letter from Muriel Rukeyser to James Broughton and Kermit Sheets
December 16, [1950]
15.2
20: Letter from V Ville to James Broughton
November 15, 1949
15.2
21: Letter from Parker Tyler to James Broughton
December 1, 1949
15.2
22: The Nation
January 28, 1850
15.2
23: Postcard from Glen Coffield to Kermit Sheets
October 28, 1949
15.2
24: Description of Muriel Rukeyser's "Orpheus"
15.2
25: "Verse Chronicle" [on Madeline Gleason's "The Metaphysical Needle"] The Nation
September 24, 1949
15.2
26: The Providence Sunday Journal
November 19, 1950
15.2
27: Letter/contract from Kermit sheets to Muriel Rukeyser
2 pages
May 1949
15.2
28: Letter draft to Madelaine Gleason
15.2
29: Letter from Kermit Sheets to Muriel Rukeyser
15.2
30: Letter from Muriel Rukeyser to James Broughton
September 11 [1949?]
15.2
31: Letter to Muriel Rukeyser
August 30, 1949
15.2
32: Letter from [Muriel Rukeyser] to James Broughton and Kermit Sheets
[1 page, end missing]
October 9
15.2
33: Letter from Alan Swallow to James Broughton
July 2, 1949
15.2
34: Letter from The Centaur Press [unsigned] to James Laughlin
October 4, 1949
15.2
35: Letter to Glen Coffield
October 4, 1949
15.2
36: Postcard from Henry Miller to James Broughton
July 3, 1949
15.2
37: Letter from Glenn Clairmonte to James Broughton
July 24, 1949
15.3
1: Western Books: 1951
15.3
2: James Broughton, "The Queen of the Mermaids was the First to Arrive" with drawing by Zev
[11 copies]
15.3
3: Letter from Anais Nin to James Broughton and Kermit Sheets
undated
15.3
4: Letter from Anais Nin to James Broughton and Kermit Sheets
undated
15.3
5: Letter from Anais Nin to James Broughton and Kermit Sheets
undated
15.3
6: Letter from Anais Nin to James Broughton and Kermit Sheets
[5 pages]
undated
15.3
7: Letter from Hayden Carruth to James Broughton
June 20, 1949
15.3
8: Letter from Maude Fredericks to James Broughton
July 7, 1949
15.3
9: Letter from Lindley Williams Hubbell to The Centaur Press
June 13, 1949
15.3
10: Letter from Bernard Frechtman to James Broughton
May 12, 1949
15.3
11: Short review of Madeline Gleason's The Metaphysical Needle
15.3
12: Letter from Claude Fredericks to James Broughton
[2 pages]
May 19, 1949
15.3
13: Letter from Claude Fredericks to James Broughton
[2 pages]
April 26, 1949
15.3
14: Letter from Harry Duncan to James Broughton
May 19, 1949
15.3
15: Alan Swallow Trade List, including series announcement on "The English Novelists"
15.3
16: Announcement of Alan Swallow "The English Novelists Series"
15.3
17: Letter from Alan Swallow to James Broughton
[2 pages]
February 19, 1949
15.3
18: Draft contract for Muriel Rukeyser
[4 pages]
1949
15.3
19: Letter from John Dodds to Joseph Bennett
March 28, 1949
15.3
20: Publication announcement
15.3
21: Titles in preparation
15.3
22: Letter from Madeleine Cowers Leoni to James Broughton
June 14
15.3
23: Letter from James Broughton to Mr. Jackson
May 16, 1949
15.3
24: Letter from Harold G. Block of Dinkelspiel and Dinkelspiel to creditors of Gladys E. Seymour
May 10, 1949
15.3
25: Letter from Kermit Sheets to Dinkelspiel and Dinkelspiel
May 13, 1949
15.3
26: Letter from James Broughton to [Madeleine] Leoni
May 9, 1949
15.3
27: Letter to Morris Weisenthal
April 11, 1949
15.3
28: Letter to [Stanley Lawrence] Berne
May 6, 1949
15.3
29: Letter from James Broughton to John Carlis
15.3
30: Letter to Miriam Koshland
April 26, 1949
15.3
31: Letter from Stanley Lawrence Berne to James Broughton
April 20, 1949
15.3
32: Letter from John Dodds to James Broughton
April 19, 1949
15.3
33: Letter from Bill Burford to Anais Nin
April 9
15.3
34: Letter from The Dauphin [?] to Anais Nin
undated
15.3
35: Letter from Morris Weisenthal to Kermit Sheets
April 4, 1949
15.3
36: Letter from Robert Berg to James Broughton
April 6, 1949
15.3
37: Letter from R.C. von Ripper to James Broughton
March 30, 1949
15.3
38: Letter from James Broughton to Leonora Carrington
February 11, 1949
15.3
39: Letter from Leonora Carrington Weisz to James Broughton
[2 pages]
March 15, 19[49]
15.3
40: Postcard from B. to James Broughton
February 16, 1949
15.3
41: Letter from Jo Fridman
undated
15.3
42: "James Broughton Press Party is Attended by Modesto Group" Newspaper clipping.
15.3
43: Letter from Irita van Doren to James Broughton
February 11, 1949
15.3
44: Agreement of Partnership
[4 pages]
15.3
45: Increase in Copyright Fees, Copyright Office of the United States
15.3
46: Letter from William Rose Benet to James Broughton
February 9, 1949
15.3
47: Letter from S. Newland, secretary to Bernard Allen Fried, to James Broughton
February 17, 1949
15.3
48: Letter from Lawrence Maxwell to James Broughton
January 6, 1948
15.3
49: Press materials, brief biography of Dan Harris/Zev
undated
15.3
50: Letter from Walter Zivi to Henry Miller
March 1, 1948
15.3
51: Letter from Walter Zivi to Anais Nin
March 18, 1948
15.3
52: The Centaur Press letterhead
[9 sheets]

Box 15 A: James Broughton Publications, 1952-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15A

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
15.1
15.1: A to Z
1986
15.2
15.2: Androgyne Journal
1991
15.3
15.3: The Ballad of Mad Jenny (2 copies, 1 in wraps, 1 leather bound)
1950
15.4
15.4: Big Joy
1997
15.5
15.5: Hooplas
1988
15.6
15.6: Little Sermons of the Big Joy
1994
15.7
15.7: The Right Playmate
1952
15.8
15.8: True & False Unicorn (three copies, 2 in wraps, one in boards and slipcase)
1957
15.9
15.2: What Have We Here (handwritten & illustrated book)
undated

Box 16: The Interplayers, 1946-1954Return to Top

Container(s): Box 16

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
16
16.1: Photographs of Interplayers Chekhov performances: The Boor and The Anniversary
16
16.2: Signed program from The Madwoman of Chaillot (1955) (with portrait of KS by David Mauro)
16
16.3: Interplayers Pictures and Correspondence
16
16.4: Interplayers Theater Programs (Dido & Aeneas and Caligula) and Correspondence
16
16.5: Interplayers
Adrian Wilson & Joyce Lancaster to KSPlayer biographiesBusiness files and Interplayers Constitution
1946-1954:
16
16.6: Newspaper clippings
16
16.7: Miscellaneous newspaper clippings
16
16.8: Photographs of Interplayers production of Anouilh, The Legend of Lovers (Eurydice)

Box 17: Adrian Wilson Printing, 1948-1961Return to Top

Container(s): Box 17

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
17
17.1: Prospectusus and Ephemera
Prospectus (two copies) of A Medieval MirrorEphemera: Joyce Lancaster, Adrian Wilson, Manche Langley, Adrian's memorial cardsProspectus of Everson's In Medias Res
17
17.2: Adrian Wilson Printing for Interplayers
1948-1952 and 1961
Box
17
Sartre, No Exit July/August 1948
17
Sartre, No Exit April 1949
17
Prospectus for 1949-50 Season
17
Afternoon of Dance Theater and Lorca, The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife
circa 1950
17
James Broughton Gala Evening
May 6, 1951
17
Shaw, Fanny's First Play
August-November 1951
17
Prospectus for [September 1951] shortly before the split of companies
17
Announcement of temporary hiatus of a few weeks
[November 1951]
17
November 1951 Schedule
17
Shaw, Fanny's First Play
17
Cervantes, The Sham Biscayan
17
Pirandello, The Man with the Flower in His Mouth
17
Announcement of Lorca, Blood Wedding
17
Advertisement for November/December 1951 performances
17
Stein, Yes Is for a Very Young Man
17
Pirandello, The Man with the Flower in His Mouth
17
Cervantes, The Sham Biscayan
17
Fry, A Phoenix Too Frequent
17
Announcement of split into two companies
[December 1951]
17
[New Interplayers] New Year's Greeting
1952
17
Eliot, The Family Reunion, April 1952 (New Interplayers)
17
Becque, La Parisienne and Lorca, Blood Wedding June/July 1952 (New Interplayers) (with announcement of Lessing, Nathan the Wise)
17
Thomas, Under Milk Wood concert reading ?1952 (New Interplayers)
17
Raynal, The Unknown Warrior November - December 1952 (New Interplayers)
17
Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor 1961 (Playhouse Company)

Box 18: San Francisco's Burning, December 1961-June 1962Return to Top

Container(s): Box 18

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
18
18.1: Correspondence with Helen Adam and Warner Jepson, including contract
18
18.2: Play script and musical score, gift of Warner Jepson
18
18.3: Two copies of tryout script

Box 19: Playhouse and Lighthouse Materials, 1957-1982Return to Top

Container(s): Box 19

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
19
19.1: [Cocteau, translated by Auden], Knights of the Round Table (1959) with correspondence from G.Langston Fabian
19
19.2: Cocteau, translated by Robert Duncan, The Typewriter
1957
19
19.3: Moliere, A Doctor in Spite of Himself, directed by KS (Music at the Vineyards, Saratoga, CA)
August 28-29, 1965
19
19.4: Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida
December 1963
19
19.5: Purcell, Dido and Aeneas
May 1965
19
19.6: Shaw, An Ideal Husband, January 1963, with photo of Gail Chug and Audrey Robinson
19
19.7: Production photos for No Exit (1953), The Madwoman of Chaillot (1955), Waters of the Moon (1956), and The Typewriter
1957
19
19.8: Photos (damaged) of Joan Grant, Billie Jo Burns, Ron Bianco, Kathy Geer, Melody James, Jane Steckle. Alain Monroe in Bedlam in the Playground (SFSC 1967)
19
19.9: Materials related to the Playhouse, including a questionnaire and very brief summary of Playhouse history, and a resume of the 1958 season
19
19.10: Profile (from SF Chronicle) of Eliza Pietch, Playhouse costume designer
19
19.11: Photos and news clippings relating to the Playhouse
19
19.20: Production photographs of Diary of a Scoundrel (date unknown), Androcles and the Lion (1957), and The House of Bernarda Alba
1958
19
19.21: Invitations: An anthology published by Lighthouse for the Blind
1982
19
19.22: "Let's Not Clown Around" small chapbook describing San Francisco, containing photo of Playhouse

Box 20: Materials Relating to the Interplayers, The Playhouse, and The Lighthouse, 1950s to 1980sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 20

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
20
20.1: Four sets of publicity stills
Betty Lee Baldes?KS photographed by Harry RedlTwo others
20
20.2: Shadow Players (Lighthouse) in The Mousetrap (Christie), The Importance of Being Earnest (Wilde), and Airport Mother
20
20.3: Stage design and other materials by Kermit Sheets for 13 Rue de l'Amour (Feydeau)
20
20.4: Commentary on The Playhouse in Theatre Arts (1960)
20
20.5: Photos by Alice Steele of actors at The Heritage and Mastick in Alameda
20
20.6: Notes by KS for a play about Claudius
20
20.7: Four Shakespearean Studies by Arlin J. Hiken
20
20.8: Unidentified watercolor
20
20.9: Two photographs: Kermit Sheets with James Broughton and ?family

Box 21: Materials Relating to the Lighthouse for the Blind, circa 1970-1981Return to Top

Container(s): Box 21

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
21
21.1: Lighthouse Retirement Messages and Retirement Packet
21
21.2: Rebecca Williams papers from Lighthouse for the Blind
21
21.3: SF Lighthouse materials
21
21.4: MS Preparation
21
21.5: Misc. Letters, Music, Notes
1981
21
21.6: Madeline Gleason "3 Voices"
21
21.7: Atheneum Foundation
21
21.8: The Mother of Us All
21
21.9: Dancers Workshop
21
21.10: Joseph Breitbach
21
21.11: Regional Arts Council

Box 22: Travel and Miscellaneous Papers, 1980sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 22

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
22
22.1: Washington DC/England/New York/Philadelphia
1982
22
22.2: Travel General
22
22.3: Berkley Co-Op
22
22.3: College of Marin
22
22.4: Miscellaneous
22
22.5: AARP
22
22.6: Travel, etc.
22
22.7: Vashon, Camus, Chiloquin, Ashland, Portland, Bend
22
22.8: AARP & National Travel Club Insurance
22
22.9: Stinson Beach
22
22.10: Merida
1981
22
22.11: Oregon / Washington, CPS Reunion
22
22.12: Filoli
22
22.13: Yucatan
1981
22
22.14: Greece
22
22.15: France
22
22.16: Egypt
22
22.17: London & NY
22
22.18: Future trips
22
22.19: Grand Canyon
1983
22
22.20: Chicago
1983
22
22.21: Spain trip
1980
22
22.22: France Trip
1989

Box 23: Travel and Miscellaneous Materials and Publications, 1990sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 23

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
23
23.1: LA June
1992
23
23.2: Portland/ Seattle
1993-1994
23
23.3: Portland 1992 "Lear" Priests
23
23.4: Reunion Camas Vashon
June-July 1991
23
23.5: Xpo America- Caribbean March 1993- Amtrak
23
23.6: Amtrak/ Cruise/ Tour
1993
23
23.7: Central Committee for COs documents
23
23.8: American Baptist Homes documents
23
23.9: Animal Vaccination records and Correspondence concerning Nixon and Watergate
23
23.10: Theater Programs and Pamphlets - France and Yugoslavia
23
23.11: Theater Programs and Pamphlets - England
23
23.12: Theater Programs and Pamphlets - America

Box 24: Miscellaneous Materials and Publications, 1970s-1990sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 24

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
24
24.1: Kermit Sheets Personal Correspondence
1970s
24
24.2: David Alan Thompson Correspondence
1974-1979
24
24.3: Karnow's Vietnam
24
24.4: 20/20 Vision and other political stuff
24
24.5: Letter from Roy Franklin
10-3-94
24
24.5: Address Book
circa 1980's
24
24.6: Sydney Walker
24
24.7: Mall Walk
24
24.8: One issue of Story magazine
24
24.9: Letter to Cable Company
1994

Boxes 25 and 26: Kermit Sheets Prose: Stories and NovelsReturn to Top

Container(s): Long-box 25, 26

Container(s) Description
long-box
25, 26
25.1: Artists in Residence
25, 26
25.2: As Close to a Clear Break As I Can Make It
25, 26
25.3: Birthday
25, 26
25.4: The Call
25, 26
25.5: Carole and the Shadowplayers
25, 26
25.6: The Corridor
25, 26
25.7: Dad's Funeral
25, 26
25.8: Death in a Blind Alley
25, 26
25.9: Distance between Stars
25, 26
25.10: Family Furniture
25, 26
25.11: Father's Last Birthday Party
25, 26
25.12: The First Egg
25, 26
25.13: Marble Halls
25, 26
25.14: Mayan Interlude
25, 26
25.16: Miriam Loves Birds
25, 26
25.17: Molly and Fidelia
25, 26
25.18: Mozambo
25, 26
25.19: My First Time--at Age 70
25, 26
25.20: Names
25, 26
25.21: The Pond
25, 26
25.22: The Portrait
25, 26
25.23: Rent Day
25, 26
25.24: The Search
25, 26
25.25: A Shedding of Skin
25, 26
25.26: Steps
25, 26
25.27: A Stretch of the Spine
25, 26
25.28: Twenty-Five Wounds
25, 26
25.29: The Way to Do It
25, 26
25.30: Why Bob Sold His House?
25, 26
25.31: Without a Safety Net
25, 26
25.32: You Mean the World To Me

Box 27: Travels, 1945-1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box 27

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
27
27.1: Blank Postcards from Italy
undated
27
27.2: Photographs, Unidentified House
June, 1986
27
27.3: Photographs, Friends and Family
September, 1986
27
27.4: Photographs, Kermit at Park with Statues
August-September 1986
27
27.5: Photographs, Family and Friends Reunion
undated
27
27.6: Index of Rolls
1984
27
27.7: Photographs, Roll V: Pyramids and Sphinx, Memphis and Sakkara, Cairo along Nile
1984
27
27.8: Photographs, Roll IV, Egypt: Temples of Phila, Old Catarract Hotel Aswou, Abu/Simel
1984
27
27.9: Photographs, Roll III: Esna, Edfa. Kum Ombo, Felucca Trip/Aswou, Aswou/Saw
1984
27
27.10: Photographs, Roll XVII: Beaureford, Chaumont-sur-Torre, Amborse, Jumiege
1984
27
27.11: Photographs, Roll VI: Acropolis and Parthenon
1984
27
27.12: Photographs, Roll XV: Artes and Avignon
1984
27
27.13: Photographs, Roll XVI: Avignon, Dunois, Chambord
1984
27
27.14: Photographs, Roll VII: Park in Athens, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes
1984
27
27.15: Photographs, Roll I, London and Egypt: Beaufort Gardens, Cairo, Karnak
May, 1984
27
27.16: Unidentified Image/Print, 2 Boys
undated
27
27.17: Postcard, Don to Kermit Sheets
February 15, 1954
27
27.18: Image from Newsprint, Unidentified
undated
27
27.19: Blank Postcards
undated
27
27.20: Blood Donor Card for Kermit Sheets
December 12, 1945-October 3, 1950
27
27.21: Various Photographs
undated

Box 28: Photos and Correspondence, 1950-1992Return to Top

Container(s): Box 28

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
28
28.1: Photographs of Flowers
undated
28
28.2: Photographs, Waldport Reunion and Jerry's Vlad and Ibby Party
undated
28
28.3: Photograph, Unknown Subject, Reproduced
undated
28
28.4: Postcard, Don to Kermit
December 1, 1953
28
28.5: Notecard, Norma to Kermit
undated
28
28.6: Photograph of Kermit Sheets
undated
28
28.7: Postcard, Kermit to Frieda Ilsley
undated
28
28.8: Christmas Card, James Broughton to Kermit
undated
28
28.9: Bill of Sale, George Barker, "True Confession"
undated
28
28.10: Photographs, Friends and Family
ca. 1984
28
28.11: Negatives, Yucatan/Merida/Christmas 1981/with Curtis and Ray
1981
28
28.12: Negatives, Trudy's Sea Ranch, Aggie
undated
28
28.13: Photographs, Lake Lagunitas and Friends
undated
28
28.14: Photographs
ca. December 8, 1983
28
28.15: Photographs: Cascade Reunion, Oregon Coast, Jane's Prints
July 8, 1986
28
28.16: Postcard, Davela to Kermit Sheets
December 7, 1953
28
28.17: Postcard, Don to Kermit Sheets
December 17, 1953
28
28.18: Postcard, J. to Kermit Sheets
undated
28
28.19: Postcard, Suzy and Gabby to Kermit Sheets
August 24, 1953
28
28.20: Postcard, J. to Kermit Sheets
September 17, 1953
28
28.21: Postcard, James Broughton to Kermit Sheets
December, 1953
28
28.22: Postcard to James Broughton
October 25, 1951
28
28.23: Newspaper Clipping, "Three Queens"
February 15, 1992
28
28.24: Photograph, Unidentified House
undated
28
28.25: Photograph, Unidentified Theater Interior
undated
28
28.26: Negatives, 719 Diablo
June, 1990
28
28.27: Photographs, New Orleans and Inside 719 Diablo
undated
28
28.28: Postcards, Blank, "Tarjeta Postal"
undated
28
28.29: Photographs, 719 Diablo Inside and Out
undated
28
28.30: Postcard, L. to Kermit Sheets
July 10, 1953
28
28.31: Announcement, Willoughby Institute invitation
December 23, 1950
28
28.32: R. Duncan, Poem, "Bon Voyage pour Kermit Sheets"
undated
28
28.33: Photographs
ca. 1984
28
28.34: Photograph, Friends and Family
August, 1985
28
28.35: Photographs of Kermit Sheets, various
undated
28
28.36: Photographs, Kemper and Ella, Nogudu, Pam, etc., Nick
undated
28
28.37: Passport Photographs of Kermit Sheets or Father
undated
28
28.38: Photographs of Kermit Sheet
undated
28
28.39: Polaroids of Kermit Sheets
undated
28
28.40: Photograph: Hood from Side Camp, Cascade Locks
July 8, 1976
28
28.41: Photograph: Side Camp View, Cascade Locks
July 8, 1976
28
28.42: Photograph, As Ever, Cascade Locks
July 10, 1976

Box 29: Photos and Correspondence, 1950-1998Return to Top

Container(s): Box 29

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
29
29.1: Photograph, Unidentified Infant
September, 1982
29
29.2: Photograph, Unidentified
undated
29
29.3: Photograph, Portrait of an Unidentified Family
undated
29
29.4: Photograph, Kermit Sheets Nude
undated
29
29.5: Print, the Crystal Palace at Syndenham
undated
29
29.6: Photograph, Unidentified, Two Young Actors
undated
29
29.7: Photograph, Unidentified, Scene in a Play
undated
29
29.8: Certificates to Kermit Sheets
1980-1982
29
29.9: Photograph, Unidentified Woman
undated
29
29.10: Photographs, Unidentified, Scenes from Plays
undated
29
29.11: Photographs, Friends and Family
undated
29
29.12: Postcard from Bishop to Jane and Kermit
undated
29
29.13: Postcards and Clipping
undated
29
29.14: Postcard, from David to Kermit
1969
29
29.15: Postcards of Greece
undated
29
29.16: Photograph, group photo with Kermit
undated
29
29.17: Photograph, Unidentifed
undated
29
29.18: Photograph, Unidentified Landscape
29
29.19: Photograph
29
29.20: Labels, "Steven Corey" and "Kermit's Book", with photograph
29
29.21: Photograph, Kermit, Jane, and Family
29
29.22: Photograph, Margaret Lawrence
1980
29
29.23: Photograph, Bill Webb
29
29.24: Photograph, Kermit and other
29
29.25: Photograph, Kermit at Lighthouse for the Blind
29
29.26: Photograph, Bill Webb(?) at Cascade Locks Reunion
July 10, 1976
29
29.27: Glenn Family Photos
29
29.28: Sheets Family Photos
29
29.29: Postcards
29
29.30: Drawing and Notes
29
29.31: Travel Maps: London, England and Roma, Italy
ca. 1950
29
29.32: Library Card for Kermit Sheets, exp. Nov. 1956
1956
29
29.33: Drawing
29
29.34: Newspaper Clipping, "Photographs by William Webb"
29
29.35: Postcard, George to Kermit
November 23, 1953
29
29.36: Postcard, Daphne to Kermit
September 16, 1953
29
29.37: Postcard, Anais to James Broughton
December 10, 1951
29
29.38: Valentine Card, from James Broughton to unknown
February 14, 1954
29
29.39: Christmas Card, from James Broughton to Kermit
29
29.40: Photograph, Charlie, Chistopher, and Kathleen, Queenstown, New Zealand
November, 1993
29
29.41: Postcard, Don to Kermit
August 30, 1953
29
29.42: Letter, Daphne to Kermit
November 24, 1953
29
29.43: Slides
29
29.44: Pictures Set, The Olympic Games
29
29.45: Christmas Card
December 20, 1998
29
29.46: News Clipping, Evening Standard "Godfrey Tearle's £750 for Actress"
1953
29
29.47: Postcard, Don to Kermit
January 30, 1954
29
29.48: Birthday Card, Stella to Jane
29
29.49: Album, ca. 1940s
ca. 1940s
29
29.50: Photographs, Roll XIII: Delphi, Meteora
1984
29
29.51: Photographs, Roll XIV: Meteora, Memorial to Theroupalae, Artes
1984
29
29.52: Photographs, Roll XII: Olympia, Naypaktos, Delphi
1984
29
29.53: Photographs, Roll XI: Acropolis and Parthenon
1984
29
29.54: Photographs, Roll X: Mykous, Athens
1984
29
29.55: Photographs, Roll IV: Esphesus, Blue M., S. Sophia, Topkapko
1984
29
29.56: Photographs, Roll VIII: Park in Athens, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes
1984
29
29.57: Photographs, Roll II: Valley of the Queens, the Jule, Nile Trip to Esna
1984

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • The Interplayers, San Francisco
  • Civilian Public Service
  • Theater
  • Personal Names :
  • Sheets, Louis Kermit--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Centaur Press
  • Geographical Names :
  • San Francisco (Calif.)