John Suiter photography collection, 1988-2009  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Suiter, John.
Title
John Suiter photography collection
Dates
1988-2009 (inclusive)
Quantity
10 Boxes, (8.7 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_P0375
Summary
RELATED COLLECTION: JOHN SUITER PAPERS, COLL MSS 480. The John Suiter photography collection consists of 1,863 35mm negatives, prints, and supporting documentation used in the creation of three projects by John Suiter: "Rumors of Kerouac" (sometimes titled "Jack Kerouac's America") - a photography exhibit of Kerouac-related images from Lowell, Massachusetts; Mexico, and the North Cascades of Washington State. Poets on the Peaks: Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the North Cascades - Photographs and text by John Suiter. Published by Counterpoint Press in 2002. Gary Snyder: A Life (a work-in-progress). Subject matter includes: the Cascade Mountain peaks of Desolation, Sourdough, Sauk, and Crater mountains; portraits of poets Gary Snyder, Phil Whalen, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Philip Lamantia, Nanao Sakaki and others; images of Kerouac-related locales in Kerouac's hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts; images of Kitkitdizze, the home of Gary Snyder; portraits of various interview subjects for the Gary Snyder biography project. Also in the collection are the original maquettes that Suiter used in his book proposals for Poets on the Peaks.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-8248
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

Except where noted, no restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan. Research copies may be obtained from the Special Collections photograph Curator or the Special Collections Department Head, in accordance with specific copying policies of the John Suiter Photograph Collection. Please note: All materials in the John Suiter Photograph Collection are copyrighted and may not be reproduced for publication in any media, including on-line display, without the express written permission of the copyright holder.

Photocopies will be supplied for research use only. No digital scans, and no photographs by any kind of camera in the collection are permitted.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Writer-Photographer John Suiter was born and spent his early years in the Philadelphia area. He attended Syracuse University from 1965-1968. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he traveled around the United States, writing freelance articles for underground newspapers such as the Berkeley Barb, the Madison Kaleidoscope, the Syracuse Nickel Review, and The Black Panther. He eventually earned a B.A. in American Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse University in 1973. For several years in the mid-1970s and early 80s he worked as a bookseller.

In the mid-1980s, Suiter attended the Art Institute of Boston and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he studied to become a photographer. He began doing free-lance assignment photography work for magazines in the Boston area in 1988. In 1989 he published his first photo-essay entitled, "Kerouac’s Lowell"—a ten-image exploration of the literary landscape of Lowell, Massachusetts, hometown of beat witer Jack Kerouac. This photo-essay, published in Bostonia magazine, earned him a culture grant from the Department of the Interior to create an exhibit of Kerouac-related images for Lowell’s Preservation Commission. "Rumours of Kerouac", opened at the James McNeil Whistler House in Lowell and the Boott Gallery at the Lowell National Historical Park in 1993.

In 1994 and '95, Suiter traveled to Mexico, following the route described by Jack Kerouac in On the Road and Visions of Cody. Photographs from these trips were included in the 1994 group exhibit "Beat Art: Visual Works by and about the Beat Generation" at New York University, and in the award-winning A Jack Kerouac CD-ROMnibus, an early digital multi-media project. Suiter was Associate Producer on that production.

Also in 1995, Suiter added to his Kerouac-related portfolio with pictures from Desolation Lookout in Washington state—the fire-watch cabin that provides the setting for the culminating chapters of Kerouac’s novel, The Dharma Bums. Suiter stayed at Desolation Lookout as a volunteer fire-watcher in the summer of 1995. The photographs he made during that time were later exhibited at the Visitors’ Center of the North Cascades National Park in Newhalem, Washington, and, in subsequent years, at numerous other galleries.

With his experience at Desolation Lookout, Suiter began the transition from being strictly a photographer to a photographer-writer. His first published writing (since 1970) was a 1996 article about Kerouac’s sojourn on Desolation Peak for The Independent in London. In 1997 and ’98 Suiter returned to the North Cacades, expanding his Kerouac project to include Kerouac’s fellow poets Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen. [It was Snyder who encouraged Kerouac to apply for a fire lookout job in 1956 and was the life model for Kerouac’s character "Japhy Ryder" in The Dharma Bums]. In 1997, Suiter met and interviewed Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen. After a series of photo-essays, interviews, and correspondence with them, and other San Francisco poets, Suiter published Poets on the Peaks: Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen & Jack Kerouac in the North Cascades. [Counterpoint Press, 2002]. This book led in turn to Counterpoint contracting Suiter to write the first full-length biography of Gary Snyder, a long-term project on which Suiter is still at work at this writing (2014).

From 1997 to 2006 he taught documentary photography and digital imaging at the New England School of Photography and the Art Institute of Boston. In 2006, Suiter was invited to Logan to present at Utah State University’s Tanner Symposium, "The 1950s, the Beat Generation, & he Power of Expression." In 2007, the university began acquiring Suiter’s photographs and research materials. Suiter’s photographic prints and negatives from that project are in the John Suiter Photography Collection: USU_P0375.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The John Suiter photograph collection consists of 1,863 35mm negatives, prints, and supporting documentation used in the creation of "Rumors of Kerouac," Poets on the Peaks," and Gary Snyder: A Life (a work-in-progress). Subject matter includes: the Cascade Mountain peaks of Desolation, Sourdough, Sauk, and their fire lookouts; portraits of poets Gary Snyder, Phillip Whalen, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Phillip Lamantia, Nanao Sakaki, and others; images of Lowell, Massachusetts, hometown of Jack Kerouac; images from Suiter's Mexico trips of 1994 and 1995; images of Kitkitdizze, the home of Gary Snyder; portraits of various interview subjects and locations for the Gary Snyder project, including photographs from Suiter's Japanese research trips in 2004 and 2006. Also in the collection are the original book layouts for Poets on the Peaks, and fliers and programs from Lowell, Massachusetts for various Kerouac Commemorative events from 1981-2007. Unless otherwise stated, all prints and negatives are in color. Box 3 folder 10 houses the original inventory created by John Suiter which, for a few images, contains additional information.

Images in this collection are a reflection of the Western states and their mountains. The Cascades Mountains contributed significantly to the creative inspirations of the three poets showcased in Poets on the Peaks. The images of Kerouac’s Lowell are equally significant because they reveal the environment in which Jack Kerouac, one of the subjects of the book, was born and raised, revealing visually the influences that pushed Kerouac to the Western mountains in his early adult years.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Except where noted, all photographs in the John Suiter Collection are Copyright John Suiter All Rights Reserved, and may not be reproduced in any manner without his express written permission. The rights holders to any other images may be located through the Curator of Photographs or the Head of Special Collections.

In order to insure copyright protection and high image quality of reproduced photographs, all digital files for reproduction must be obtained from John Suiter. Mr. Suiter can be contacted through the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Copyright John Suiter All Rights Reserved. USU_P0375; John Suiter photography collection; Photograph Collections Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_P0375, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

:  "Rumours of Kerouac" Negatives and Contact Sheets , 1989-1993Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1 through 2, Folder 1:01 through 2:11

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
1 through 2 1:01 through 2:11
Box Folder
1 1
1:01: Merrimack River 1, Frames 27-35 Boott Mills Cupola
Undated
1 2
1:02: Pawtuckett Falls Frozen 2
Undated
1 3
1:03: Pawtuckett Falls Frozen 3
Undated
1 4
1:04: Pawtuckett Falls 4, Frames 31-36 Moody Street Bridge
Undated
1 5
1:05: Pawtuckett Falls 5
Undated
1 6
1:06: Pawtuckett Falls 6
Undated
1 7
1:07: Pawtuckett Falls/Moody Bridge 7
Contact sheet contains two frames not in negative sheet: man in hat next to sclupture
Undated
1 8
1:08: Moody Street Bridge 8
Undated
1 9
1:09: Moody Street Bridge 9
Undated
1 10
1:10: Moody Street Bridge 10
Undated
1 11
1:11: Moody Street Bridge 11
Undated
1 12
1:12: Kerouac Commemorative 12
Undated; Undated
1 13
1:13: Kerouac Commemorative 13
Undated
1 14
1:14: Ben Woietena 14, Designer of the Kerouac Commemorative
Undated
1 15
1:15: Ben Woietena 15, Designer of the Kerouac Commemorative
Undated
1 16
1:16: Ben Woietena/Grotto 16
Undated
1 17
1:17: Grotto/St. Jeanne's 17
Undated
1 18
1:18: Kerouac's Lowell 18, Frames 3-12 Pawtuckett Falls, 13-28 Grotto
Undated
1 19
1:19: Kerouac - The Grotto 19
Undated
1 20
1:20: Kerouac - The Grotto 20
Undated
1 21
1:21: Grotto/Massachusetts Mills 21
Undated
1 22
1:22: Grotto/Boott Mills 22
Undated
1 23
1:23: Boott Mills 23
Undated
1 24
1:24: Miscellaneous Lowell 24, Frames 2-12 church interior, 13-24 clocks, 25-30 house, 31-34 Grotto
Undated
1 25
1:25: St. Jeanne d'Arc Church 25
Undated
1 26
1:26: Kerouac - Lowell 26
Undated
1 27
1:27: Beaulieu St. House 27, Frames 4-20 House, Frame 36 is river scene
Undated
1 28
1:28: Pawtuckett Social Club 28, Frames 29-36 Kerouac Commemorative
Undated
1 29
1:29: Beaver Brook/B&M Yards 29
Undated
1 30
1:30: Beaver Brook/Owl Diner 30
Undated
1 31
1:31: Paradise Diner 31
Undated
1 32
1:32: Miscellaneous Lowell 32
Undated
1 33
1:33: Kearney Square/Concord River 33, bridges
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1 34
1:34: B&M Yards/Paradise Diner 34
Undated
1 35
1:35: B&M Yards/Appleton Mills/Grotto 35
Undated
1 36
1:36: B&M Railyard/Grotto 36
Undated
1 37
1:37: Boston & Maine Railyards 37
Undated
1 38
1:38: Boston & Maine RR Trestle 38
Undated
1 39
1:39: Lowell Cemetery 39, last frame RR trestle
Undated
1 40
1:40: St. Jean Baptiste Interior 40
Undated
1 41
1:41: Ste Jean d'Basptiste Church Lowell MA 41
Undated
1 42
1:42: St. Jean Baptiste Interior 42
Undated
1 43
1:43: Lowell Football Practice 43, Frames 3-12 St. Jean Baptiste Church
Undated
1 44
1:44: Lowell Footbal Practice 44
Undated
1 45
1:45: Lowell-Wilmington Game 1992 45
1992
1 46
1:46: Lowell-Wilmington Game 1992 46
1992
1 47
1:47: Lowell-Wilmington Game 47
1992
1 48
1:48: Lowell-Lawrence Game 1992 48
1992
1 49
1:49: Lowell-Lawrence Game 1992 49
1992
1 50
1:50: Lowell-Lawrence Game 1992 50
1992
1 51
1:51: Lowell-Lawrence Game 1992 51
1992
1 52
1:52: Gerard Still Life 52
Undated
1 53
1:53: Gerard Still Life 53
Undated
1 54
1:54: Memere's (Kerouac's mother) Jewlery Box 54
Undated
1 55
1:55: Memere's (Kerouac's mother) Jewlery Box 55
Undated
1 56
1:56: Lowell High Track Meet 56
Undated
1 57
1:57: Lowell High Track Meet 57
Undated
1 58
1:58: Lowell High Track Meet 58
Undated
1 59
1:59: Lowell High Track Meet 59
Undated
1 60
1:60: Lowell High Track Meet at Harvard 60
Undated
1 61
1:61: Lowell High Track Meet at Harvard 61
Undated
1 62
1:62: Lowell High Track Meet at Harvard 62
Undated
1 63
1:63: Lowell High Track Meet Cross-Processed 63
Undated
1 64
1:64: Pawtuckett Falls 64, Frames 29-37 From Moody Street Bridge
Undated
1 65
1:65: From Moody Street Bridge 3/31/93 65
1993 March 31
1 66
1:66: Lowell Cemetery 66
Undated
1 67
1:67: Victory Statue/City Hall Lowell 67
Undated
1 68
1:68: Kerouac's Birthplace 68
Undated
1 69
1:69: Softball Game/Harry Allen Field 69
Undated
1 70
1:70: Harry Allen Field/Paradise Diner 70
Undated
1 71
1:71: Paradise Diner 71
Undated
1 72
1:72: Lowell High Senior Prom 5-93 72
1993
1 73
1:73: Lowell High Senior Prom 5-93 73
1993
1 74
1:74: Lowell High Senior Prom 5-93 74
1993
1 75
1:75: Lowell High Senior Prom 5-93 75
1993
1 76
1:76: Lowell High Senior Prom 5-93 76
1993
1 77
1:77: The Grotto May 1993 77
1993
1 78
1:78: Rockingham 6/93 78, horse races
1993
1 79
1:79: Rockingham 6/93 79, horse races
1993
1 80
1:80: Rockingham 6/93 80, horse races
1993
1 81
1:81: The Grotto June 93 81
1993
1 82
1:82: Maggie Cassidy (May 1937 Photo) 82
Undated
1 83
1:83: Maggie Cassidy (May 1937 Photo) 83
Undated
1 84
1:84: Maggie Cassidy (May 1937 Photo) 84
Undated
1 85
1:85: Lowell Senior Prom B&W
Undated
1 86
1:86: Miscellaneous Negatives without contact sheets
Undated
Box Folder
1 86
1:86:01: Lowell Senior Prom B&W
Undated
1 86
1:86:02: Kerouac Commemorative B&W
Undated
1 86
1:86:03: Kerouac Commemorative Color
Undated
1 86
1:86:04: Misc. Lowell B&
Undated
1 86
1:86:05: Misc. Lowell Color
Undated
2 1
2:01: "Rumours of Kerouac" 35mm Slides
Undated
Box Folder
2 1
2:01:01 through 2:01:04: Lowell High School Clock
Undated
2 1
2:01:05: Paradise Diner Exterior
Undated
2 1
2:01:06: Bootts Mills cupola
Undated
2 1
2:01:07: Kerouac's Grave
Undated
2 1
2:01:08 through 2:01:11: "Gerard" still life
Undated
2 1
2:01:12 through 2:01:13: Cathedral Interior
Undated
2 1
2:01:14 through 2:01:17: Gabrielle's (Kerouac's mother) Jewlery Box, also called Memere's Jewelry box in negs
Undated
2 2
2:02: "Rumours of Kerouac" 35mm Slides
Undated
Box Folder
2 2
2:02:01 through 2:02:04: Moody Street Bridge
Undated
2 2
2:02:05 through 2:02:08: St. Jeanne's Church Interior
Undated
2 2
2:02:09 through 2:02:12: Concord River Bridges
Undated
2 2
2:02:13 through 2:02:18: Grotto
Undated
2 3
2:03:01 through 2:03:10: Pawtuckett Falls
Undated
2 3
2:03:11: Ben Woietena, designer, in front of Kerouac Commemortive
Undated
2 3
2:03:12 through 2:03:16: Kerouac Commemorative
Undated
2 4
2:04: "Rumours of Kerouac" 35 mm slides of Exhibit
Undated
Box Folder
2 4
2:04:01: "Kerouac's Grave" South Lowell, Massachusetts
1989
2 4
2:04:02: "Last Dance, Lowell Senior Prom", Waltham, Massachusetts
1993
2 4
2:04:03: "Gabrielle's Jewelry Box", also called Memere's Jewelry Box in negatives, Kerouac's mother's jewelry box
1993
2 4
2:04:04: "Maggie Cassidy" - (Mary Carney ? holding May 1937 Photo)
1993
2 4
2:04:05: "Beaver Brook" Dracut, Massachusetts, 1992
1992
2 4
2:04:06: Pawtuckett Falls, Lowell, Massachusetts
Undated
2 4
2:04:07: "Lowell Cemetery" statue, South Lowell, Massachuseetts
1992
2 4
2:04:08: Pawtuckett Falls, Lowell, Massachusetts
Undated
2 4
2:04:09: "Boston and Maine Railroad Trestle", South Lowell, Massachusetts
1992
2 4
2:04:10: "Gerard" Still Life
1993
2 4
2:04:11: "The House Where Gerard Died" - Beaulieu St. House in Centralville, Lowell, Massachusetts
1992
2 4
2:04:12: "From Moody Street Bridge" - river looking down from bridge
1993 March 31
2 4
2:04:13: "The Grotto Triptych" Image 1, "Jesus est condamne a mort" - Jesus is condemned to die
1992-1993
2 4
2:04:14: "The Grotto Triptych" Image 2, "Jesus tombes sous le poids de sa crois", Jesus carried the cross
1992-1993
2 4
2:04:15: "The Grotto Triptych" Image 3, "Jesus consoles les felles d'israel", Jesus consoles the women of Isreal
1992-1993
2 4
2:04:16: Statues in St. Jean Baptiste Interior - Mary holding dying Jesus
Undated
2 4
2:04:17: "St. Jean Baptiste Sanctuary", Lowell Massachusetts, 1992
1992
2 4
2:04:18: Lowell High School football running back wearing Jack Kerouac's old number 35, Lowell, Massachusetts
1992
2 4
2:04:19: Football players at halftime at Lowell-Lawrence Game, Thanksgiving Day in Lawrence Massachusetts
1992
2 4
2:04:20: Lowell High School Football player sitting behind chain link fence at Cawley Stadium in Lowell Massachusetts
1992
2 4
2:04:21: "Hurdler" Lowell High School Track Meet at Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts - lone runner prior to race
1993
2 4
2:04:22: "Sprinter" Lowell High School Track Meet
1993
2 4
2:04:23: "Softball Game" Players and coach at softball game at Harry Allen Field, Centralville, Massechusetts
1993
2 5
2:05: 13 Misc. 4x5 Negatives and Color Transparencies
Undated
2 6
2:06: "Rumours of Kerouac" Exhibit promotional materials
Undated
Box Folder
2 6
2:06:01: Exhibit Program
Undated
2 6
2:06:02: Promo postcard for The Boot Gallery exhibit
Undated
2 6
2:06:03: Promo postcard for Whistler House Museum of Art exhibit
Undated
2 6
2:06:04: Newpaper clipping from "The Minuteman Chronicle" discussing Suiter's course comparing Kerouac with Thoreau
1992 May 21
2 7
2:07: Misc. promotional materials for "Lowell Celebrates Kerouac" - varying years, includes postcards, programs, flyers, city guide
Undated
2 8
2:08: "Bostonia" magazine, November - December 1989, article"Kerouac's Lowell" with Suiter's first published photos
Undated
2 9
2:09: "Rumours of Kerouac" Color prints
Undated
Box Folder
2 9
2:09:01: Kerouac Commemorative, Eastern Canal Park, Lowell, MA
1989
2 9
2:09:02 through 2:09:03: Ben Woitena, Sculptor from Houston TX, designer of Jack Kerouac Commemorative
1989-1990
2 9
2:09:04: Boott Mills, seen from Centralville, Lowell, Massachusetts
1990
2 9
2:09:05: Moody Street Bridge over the Merrimack River
1989
2 9
2:09:06 through 2:09:07: Pawtucket Falls of the Merrimac River, Lowell, Mass.
1989
2 9
2:09:08 through 2:09:09: Church of St. Jeanne D'Arc, Pawtucketville, Lowell, MA,one of the parishes of Kerouac's boyhood, visited in years of his fame, had visions of word "beat"
1989
2 9
2:09:10 through 2:09:11: Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Stations of the Cross, on grounds of Franco-American School in Lowell, MA
1989
2 9
2:09:12 through 2:09:13: Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, "Grotto of Dr. Sax", on grounds of Franco-American School in Lowell, MA
1989
2 9
2:09:14 through 2:09:15: Pawtucketville Social Club, back room, Lowell MA
1989
2 10
2:10: "Rumours of Kerouac" Color prints
1989
Box Folder
2 10
2:10:01: Kerouac's Grave Lowell, MA
Undated
2 10
2:10:02: Beaulieu St. House, site where Gerard, Jack Kerouac's older brother, died at age 9
Undated
2 10
2:10:03: Kerouac's birthplace, 9 Lupine Rd., Lowell MA
Undated
2 10
2:10:04: Kerouac Commemorative, Eastern Canal Park, Lowell, MA
1989
2 10
2:10:05 through 2:10:06: Ben Woitena, Sculptor from Houston TX, designer of Jack Kerouac Commemorative
1989-1990
2 10
2:10:07: Moody Street Bridge over the Merrimack River
1989
2 10
2:10:08: Pawtucket Falls of the Merrimac River, Lowell, Mass.
1989
2 10
2:10:09 through 2:10:10: Church of St. Jeanne D'Arc, Pawtucketville, Lowell, MA,one of the parishes of Kerouac's boyhood, visited in years of his fame, had visions of word "beat"
1989
2 10
2:10:11: Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, "Grotto of Dr. Sax", on grounds of Franco-American School in Lowell, MA
1989
2 10
2:10:12: Pawtucketville Social Club, back room, Lowell MA
1989
2 10
2:10:13 through 2:10:14: Beailieu St. House, site where Gerard, Kerouac's older brother died at age 9
1989
2 10
2:10:15: "Gerard" still life
1989
2 11
2:11: "Rumours of Kerouac" Color prints
Undated
Box Folder
2 11
2:11:01 through 2:11:03: Pawtucket Falls
Undated
2 11
2:11:04 through 2:11:06: Close-up detail of the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on grounds of Franco-American School in Lowell, MA
Undated
2 11
2:11:07 through 2:11:08: Immaculate Conception statue in Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at night
Undated
2 11
2:11:09: Grotto stations of the cross at night with colored lights
Undated
2 11
2:11:10: Mary Carney? holding photo of Maggie Cassidy from 1937
Undated
2 11
2:11:11: Massachusetts Mills silhouette
Undated
2 11
2:11:12 through 2:11:13: Kerouac Commemorative
Undated
2 11
2:11:14: Pawtucket Falls and Powerhouse
Undated

:  "Poets on the Peaks" , 1994-1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2 through 4, Folder 2:12 through 3:04

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
2 through 4 2:12 through 3:04
Box Folder
2 12
2:12: Color prints - Cascade Mountains, Sourdough
Undated
Box Folder
2 12
2:12:01: Cascade Mountains, Sourdough Lookout at Dawn
Undated
2 12
2:12:02: Sourdough Lookout with shutters down
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2 12
2:12:03: Looking West down Sourdough Ridge
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2 12
2:12:04: Branded Gneiss
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2 12
2:12:05: Sourdough Lookout
Undated
2 12
2:12:06 through 2:12:07: Sourdough Lookout Looking North
Undated
2 12
2:12:08 through 2:12:09: Sourdough Lookout Long view
Undated
2 12
2:12:10 through 2:12:11: Sourdough Lookout partial view of structure
Undated
2 12
2:12:12 through 2:12:13: Lookout seen from trail
Undated
2 12
2:12:14 through 2:12:18: Lookout, south side
Undated
2 13
2:13: Color prints - Cascade Mountains, Sourdough
Undated
Box Folder
2 13
2:13:01: Lookout panaramic view
Undated
2 13
2:13:02 through 2:13:03: Partial view of lookout structure in sun
Undated
2 13
2:13:04 through 2:13:05: Partial view of lookout structure in fog
Undated
2 13
2:13:06 through 2:13:10: Misc. views Sourdough Lookout
Undated
2 13
2:13:11 through 2:13:12: Lookout with shutters down in snow
Undated
2 13
2:13:13: Sourdough ridge with snow
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2 13
2:13:14 through 2:13:16: Dawn fog north of Sourdough lookout
Undated
2 14
2:14: Color prints, Cascade Mountains, Sourdough
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Box Folder
2 14
2:14:01: Diablo Lake from Sourdough Ridge
Undated
2 14
2:14:02: Old Burn above Riprap Creek
Undated
2 14
2:14:03: Jack and Crater Mountains seem from Sourdough
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2 14
2:14:04: Lichen on Douglas Fir on Sourdough Trail
Undated
2 14
2:14:05: Sourdough Mountain seen from overlook on Cross Cascades Hwy
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2 14
2:14:06 through 2:14:10: Misc. views from Sourdough Lookout
Undated
2 14
2:14:11: Weather Tools at Sourdough
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2 14
2:14:12 through 2:14:13: Lightenig Stool
Undated
2 14
2:14:14: Lookout interior showing bunk and view
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2 14
2:14:15: Happy Creek
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2 14
2:14:16: Happy Creek waterfall
Undated
2 14
2:14:17: Happy Creek trail
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2 15
2:15: Color prints, Cascade Mountains, Sourdough
Undated
Box Folder
2 15
2:15:01 through 2:15:04: Ross Dam
Undated
2 15
2:15:05: Ross Dam from highway
Undated
2 15
2:15:06 through 2:15:07: Floating guard station on Ross Dam
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2 15
2:15:08 through 2:15:09: Little cloud over Ruby Arm
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2 15
2:15:10 through 2:15:12: Incline Hoist at Diablo
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2 15
2:15:13: Diablo II boat on Diablo Lake
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2 15
2:15:14 through 2:15:16: Diablo Dam
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2 15
2:15:17: Diablo Dam at night
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2 15
2:15:18: Highway 99, elevated Section
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2 15
2:15:19: "Welcome to Concrete" water tower
Undated
2 15
2:15:20: Road sign "Dance here every Sat. night"
Undated
2 16
2:16: Color prints, Cascade Mountains, Desolation Peak
Undated
Box Folder
2 16
2:16:01: Desolation Lookout, view 2, Jack Kerouac's 1956 firewatch cabin from "The Dharmas"
Undated
2 16
2:16:02: Desolation Lookout, view 3
Undated
2 16
2:16:03 through 2:16:05: Desolation Lookout at night
Undated
2 16
2:16:06: Desolation Lookout, long view from trail
Undated
2 16
2:16:07: Osborne Fire Finder, inside Desolation Lookout cabin
Undated
2 16
2:16:08: Jack Mountain at dawn
Undated
2 16
2:16:09 through 2:16:10: Looking west from Desolation Peak at Sundown over Ross Lake
Undated
2 16
2:16:11 through 2:16:12: Snowpan on Desolation Peak
Undated
2 16
2:16:13 through 2:16:15: Desolation Peak toilet, looking to Three Fools Creek
Undated
2 16
2:16:16 through 2:16:17: Douglas Fir Snag on Desolation Trail
Undated
2 16
2:16:18: Hozomeen seen froom Desolation Lookout
Undated
2 16
2:16:19: Skagit River east of Marblemount
Undated
2 16
2:16:20: "The Dharma Burns" scroll and "Buddhist Bible"
Undated
2 17
2:17: Color prints, Cascade Mountains, Desolation Peak
Undated
Box Folder
2 17
2:17:01: Jack Mountain, Nohokomeen Glacier, seen from Desolation Peak
Undated
2 17
2:17:02: Moonrise over Pasayten Wilderness
Undated
2 17
2:17:03: Moonset over Mt. Prophet
Undated
2 17
2:17:04 through 2:17:05: Prayer flags at Desolation Lookout
Undated
2 17
2:17:06: Desolation summit marker
Undated
2 17
2:17:07: Kerouac's "Golden West" Desolation journal
Undated
2 17
2:17:08 through 2:17:09: Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built offices at Marblemount ranger station
Undated
2 17
2:17:10: Marblemount, WA, sign stating "Last Tavern for 89 Miles"
Undated
2 17
2:17:11 through 2:17:12: Abandoned car near Diobsud Creek
Undated
2 17
2:17:13 through 2:17:20: Hozomeen Mountain from Desolation, multiple views
Undated
3 1
3:01: Color prints, Cascade Mountains, Sauk Mountain
Undated
Box Folder
3 1
3:01:01 through 3:01:03: Mount Baker seen from Sauk Summit
Undated
3 1
3:01:04: Looking down Sauk Mountain Trail
Undated
3 1
3:01:05: "Chinese Landscape", Sauk Mountain Trail
Undated
3 1
3:01:06 through 3:01:07: Looking south from Sauk Mountain summit
Undated
3 1
3:01:08: Hang glider's gangplank
Undated
3 1
3:01:09: Sauk Mountain from Skagit Road, clear cuts in foreground
1997
3 1
3:01:10: Lake view from Sauk Mountain Lookout
Undated
3 1
3:01:11:
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3 1
3:01:: Moonrise
Undated
3 1
3:01:12 through 3:01:15: Views from Sauk Mountain Lookout
Undated
3 1
3:01:16: Shadow self-portrait of John Suiter at Sauk Mountain
Undated
3 2
3:02: Color prints, Cascade Mountains, Crater Mountain
Undated
Box Folder
3 2
3:02:01: Windbreak on Summit
Undated
3 2
3:02:02: Yellow arrow on Crater Mountain Trail
Undated
3 2
3:02:03: Looking down Crater Ridge
Undated
3 2
3:02:04: Jack Mountain from south side
Undated
3 2
3:02:05: Remains of Crater Mountain Lookout
Undated
3 2
3:02:06 through 3:02:08: Ganite Creek Guard Station
Undated
3 2
3:02:09: Granite Creek
Undated
3 2
3:02:10: Crater Mountain Trail, view 1
Undated
3 2
3:02:11: Jordan Creek Fire, dropping fire retardant
Undated
3 2
3:02:12: Okanogan Hotshot Crew
Undated
3 2
3:02:13 through 3:02:14: Summit register
Undated
3 2
3:02:15: Llamas on Crater Mountain Trail
Undated
3 3
3:03: Color prints, Cascade Mountains, Crater Mountain and portraits of Gary Snyder at Kitkitdizze
Undated
Box Folder
3 3
3:03:01 through 3:03:10: Crater Mountain Trail
Undated
3 3
3:03:11 through 3:03:17: Portrait of Gary Snyder at Kitkitdizze
Undated
3 3
3:03:18: Gary Snyder's ax showing Kitkitdizze brand on handle
Undated
3 3
3:03:19 through 3:03:20: Portrait of Gary Snyder at Kitkitdizze
Undated
3 4
3:04: Color prints, Portraits of Philip Whalen, Mexico
1994
Box Folder
3 4
3:04:01 through 3:04:03: Portraits of Philip Whalen at Hartford Street Zen Center
Undated
3 4
3:04:04: Philip Whalen's hands
Undated
3 4
3:04:05 through 3:04:06: Roadside crosses on the Pan American Highway in Mexico
1994
3 4
3:04:07 through 3:04:08: Roadside Capilla on Pan American Highway outside Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico
1994
3 4
3:04:09: Roadside cross on Pan American Highway in Mexico
1994
3 4
3:04:10 through 3:04:18: Mexican family members living near Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi
1994
3 4
3:04:19: Truckdrivers from the Pan American Highway at San Luis Potosi
1994
3 4
3:04:20: Male doctor, Taman, near Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi
1994

3:05 through 3:09:   Color prints, Mexico , 1994-1996Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 5
3:05:01: Francisco at Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
1994
3 5
3:05:02: Francisco at Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas roadside with car
1994
3 5
3:05:03: Leo at Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
1994
3 5
3:05:04: Dome of Monumento de la Revolution in Mexico City
1994
3 5
3:05:05: "Glass Casket Christo", glass casket with Jesus statue, Mexico City
1994
3 5
3:05:06 through 3:05:07: Street kids in Nuevo Laredo
1994
3 5
3:05:08 through 3:05:13: Roadside crosses and shrines of the Pan American Highway in Mexico
1995
3 5
3:05:14 through 3:05:15: Blue Capilla on Pan American Highway outside Cobrecito, Hidalgo State
1995
3 5
3:05:16 through 3:05:20: Roadside crosses and shrines of the Pan American Highway in Mexico
1995
3 6
3:06: Color prints, Mexico
1995
3 6
3:06:01 through 3:06:04: Roadside crosses and shrines of the Pan American Highway in Mexico
1995
3 6
3:06:05 through 3:06:12: Mexican family members near Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi
1995
3 6
3:06:13 through 3:06:14: Baskets of oranges being thrown into truck in orange grove by the Pan American Highway, north of Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi state, Mexico
1995
3 6
3:06:15 through 3:06:20: Workers in orange grove by the Pan American Highway, north of Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi state, Mexico
1995
3 7
3:07: Color prints, Mexico
1995
3 7
3:07:01 thorugh 3:07:03: Baskets of oranges being thrown into truck in orange grove by the Pan American Highway, north of Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi state, Mexico
1995
3 7
3:07:04 : Workers in orange grove, Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi state, Mexico
1995
3 7
3:07:05 through 3:07:09: Xochimilcho, Mexico City
1995
3 7
3:07:10 through 3:07:11: Gondola style boats with tables and chairs in Xochimilcho, Mexico City
1995
3 7
3:07:12 through 3:07:18: Xochimilcho, Mexico City, visited by Kerouac, Ginsberg, Corso, Orlovsky in 1996
1995
3 7
3:07:19 through 3:07:20: Otomi Shepherdess in Nueva Patria, Hidalgo, Mexico
1995
3 8
3:08: Color prints, Mexico
1995
3 8
3:08:01 through 3:08:08 : Otomi Shepherdess in Nueva Patria, Hidalgo, Mexico
1995
3 8
3:08:09 through 3:08:10 : Maguey, near Yolotepec, Hidalgo, Mexico
1995
3 8
3:08:11 through 3:08:14: Coyote Festival Musicians in the Calle Hidalgo, Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi
1995
3 8
3:08:15 through 3:08:18 : Coyote Festival Guegui Dancers in Tamazunchale Market, Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi
1995
3 8
3:08:19 through 3:08:20: Coyote Fountain, Coyoacan
1995
3 9
3:09: Color prints, Mexico
1995
3 9
3:09:01 through 3:09:03: Roadside Church, Pan American Highway, Mexico
1995
3 9
3:09:04: 210 Orizaba Street, Colonia Roma, Mexico City, William Burrough's apartment
1995
3 9
3:09:05 through 3:09:09: Hector at 212 Orizaba Street, Mexico City, Kerouac wrote "Mexico City Blues" here in 1955
1995
3 9
3:09:10 through 3:09:11: Rooftop hut at 212 Orizaba Street, Mexico City, site where Jack Kerouac lived in Summer of 1955 and Fall 1956 where he wrote the first part of "Desolation Angels" and his novella "Tristessa."
1995
3 9
3:09:12 through 3:09:13: Calle Monterrey 122, Colonia Roma, Mexico City. Doorway of the building where William Burroughs shot his wife, Joan Vollmer, in September 1951
1995
3 9
3:09:14: Cerrada de Medellin, Mexico City
1995

3:10:   Original John Suiter collection inventory lists created for donation , UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3, Folder 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
3 10
Box Folder
3 10
3:10:01: Suiter original inventory list for "Rumours of Kerouac" photographs
Undated
3 10
3:10:02: Suiter original inventory list for Sourdough Mountain photographs
Undated
3 10
3:10:03: Suiter original inventory list for Desolation Peak photographs
Undated
3 10
3:10:04: Suiter original inventory list for Crater and Sauk Mountains, Gary Snyder and Phlip Whalen photographs
Undated
3 10
3:10:05: Suiter original inventory list for Mexico 1994 photographs
Undated
3 10
3:10:06: Suiter original inventory list for Mexico 1995 photographs
Undated
3 10
3:10:07: Suiter origiinal inventory list for over sized digital prints of Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Nanao Sakaki, and Japan general.
Undated
3 10
3:10:08: Suiter original inventory list 11x14 color prints of "Poets on the Peaks" images
Undated
3 10
3:10:09: Suiter original inventory list - digital portraits, Poets on the Peaks, Japan
Undated
3 10
3:10:10: Suiter original inventory list - 16 x 20 prints of Desolation, Mexico, Sourdough
Undated
3 10
3:10:11: Suiter original inventory list - 16 x 20 prints of Rumours of Kerouac images
Undated

3:11:   Book, "Poets on the Peaks," by John Suiter, paperback edition , 2002, copyrightReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3, Folder 11

4:01:   Layouts for Poets on the Peaks , UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4, Folder 01

:   Oversized Color Prints from Poets on the Peaks, Mexico, and Rumours of Kerouac, 16x20 , 1989-2006Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5, Folder

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
5
Box Folder
5 01 through 02
5:01 through 5:02: Church of Santa Maria la Redonda, Interior, Mexico City
Undated
5 03
5:03: Glass Casket of Christ at the Church of Santa Maria la Redonda, Mexico City
Undated
5 04
5:04: Crucifix at the Church of Santa Maria la Redonda, Mexico City
Undated
5 05
5:05: Two girls, Blanc and Morena, south of Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Undated
5 06
5:06: Sierra Madre girl, south of Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Undated
5 07
5:07: Blue Capilla, Mexico
Undated
5 08
5:08: Roadside Accident Marker, Mexico
Undated
5 09
5:09: Flower seller in boat on the Xochimilcho in Mexico, D.F.
Undated
5 10
5:10: River, Xochimilcho in Mexico, D.F.
Undated
5 11
5:11: Sunrise on the Pan American Highway, north of Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
1994
5 12
5:12: Accident Marker, four angels, on Pan American Highway near Actopan, Mexico
Undated
5 13
5:13: Otomi Shepherdess in Nueva Patria, Hidalgo, Mexico
Undated
5 14 through 15
5:14 through 5:15: 212 Orizaba Street, Interior, Mexico City
Undated
5 16
5:16: Rooftop hut at 212 Orizaba Street, Mexico City, site where Jack Kerouac lived in Summer of 1955 and Fall 1956 where he wrote the first part of "Desolation Angels" and his novella "Tristessa."
Undated
5 17
5:17: Entrance to 212 Orizaba Street, Mexico City
Undated
5 18 through 19
5:18 through 5:19: Entrance to 210 Orizaba Street, Mexico City
Undated
5 20 through 21
5:20 through 5:21: Entrance to 122 Monterrey Street, Mexico City
Undated
5 22 through 25
5:22 through 5:25: Desolation Lookout, Jack Kerouac's 1956 Firewatch Cabin in the North Cascades National Park, Washington
1996
5 26
5:26: Desolation Lookout at Night, Jack Kerouac's Firewatch cabin from "The Dharma Bums"
Undated
5 27 through 28
5:27 through 5:28: Desolation Lookout, long view from trail 1/2 mile away, Kerouac's cabin in North Cascades National Park
1995 July
5 29
5:29: Osborne Fire Finder at Desolation Lookout
Undated
5 30
5:30: Jack Mountain at dawn, Northern Cascades, Washington
Undated
5 31 through 32
5:31 through 5:32: Looking across Ross Lake from Desolation Lookout looking west at sundown, North Cascades National Park, Washington
Undated
5 33
5:33: Looking across Ross Lake from Desolation Lookout looking west at sundown, North Cascades National Park, Washington
Undated
5 34
5:34: Outdoor Toilet at Desolation Peak looking to Three Fools Creek
Undated
5 35
5:35: Douglas Fir snag on Desolation Trail
Undated
5 36
5:36: Hozomeen Mountain seen from Desolation Lookout
Undated
5 37
5:37: Abandoned car near Diobsud Creek
Undated
5 38
5:38: Skagit River east of Marblemount
Undated
5 39
5:39: The Dharma Burns Scroll and Buddhist Bible
Undated
5 40
5:40: Jack Mountain, Nohokomeen Glacier seen from Desolation Peak
Undated
5 41
5:41: Moonrise over Pasayten Wilderness
Undated
5 42
5:42: Moon over Three Fools Peak
Undated
5 43
5:43: Jack Mountain seen from Desolation Trail, heading south
Undated
5 44
5:44: Ross Lake seen from Desolation Trail heading south
Undated
5 45 through 47
5:45 through 5:47: Desolation Peak, looking north across Ross Lake
1995
5 48
5:48: Happy Creek at Sourdough Mountain
Undated
5 49 thorugh 51
5:49 through 5:51: Sourdough Mountain at sunrise in North Cascades, Washington State
Undated
5 52
5:52: Sourdough Mountain Lookout, long view from trail
Undated
5 53 through 54
5:53 through 5:54: House where Jack Kerouac's brother Gerard died, in in Centralville, Lowell, MA
1989
5 55
5:55: Jack Kerouac's brother Gerard's funeral card with background painting by Kerouac
Undated
5 56
5:56: Grotto Detail, Jesus is condemned
Undated
5 57
5:57: Grotto detail, Jesus Falls
Undated
5 58
5:58: Grotto detail, "Weep not for me, but for thy children"
Undated
5 59
5:59: Mary Carney? holding photograph of Maggie Cassidy from 1937
Undated
5 60
5:60: Jack Kerouac's grave marker
Undated
5 61
5:61: Lowell Cemetery, South Lowell, Massachusetts
1992
5 62
5:62: Sprinter at Lowell High School Track Meet, Lowell, Massachusetts
1993
5 63
5:63: Hurdler at Lowell High School Track Meet, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1993
5 64
5:64: Football players at halftime at Lowell-Lawrence Game, Thanksgiving Day in Lawrence Massachusetts
1992
5 65
5:65: Pawtucket Falls at Night in Lowell Massachusetts
Undated
5 66
5:66: Jack Kerouac's mother, Gabrielles's, Jewelry Case, Lowell, Massachusetts
1993
5 67
5:67: River froom Moody Street Bridge in Pawtucketville, Lowell, Massachusetts
1993
5 68 through 69
5:68 through 5:69: Jesus and Mary, statues in interior of St. Jean Baptiste Church in Lowell, Massachusetts
1993
5 70
5:70: Lowell High School football running back wearing Jack Kerouac's old number 35, Lowell, Massachusetts
1992
5 71 through 72
5:71 through 5:72: Boston and Main Railroad Trestle over the Concord River in south Lowell, Massachusetts
1992
5 73
5:73: Couple dancing the Last Dance at Lowell High School Senior Prom in Waltham, Massachusetts
1993
5 74
5:74: Players watching softball game in Centralville, Lowell Massachusetts
1993
5 75
5:75:
Undated
5 76
5:76: Salvator, Alter of St. Jean Baptiste Church, crucifix
Undated
5 77
5:77: Moody Street Bridge over the Merrimack River
Undated
5 78
5:78: Lowell High School Football player sitting behind chain link fence at Cawley Stadium in Lowell Massachusetts
Undated
5 79
5:79: Bootts Mills cupola
Undated
5 80
5:80: Lowel Cemetery Statue, South Lowell, Massachusetts
Undated
5 81
5:81: Victory Statue - City Hall Lowell, MA
Undated
5 82 through 83
5:82 through 5:83: Maggie Cassidy - (Mary Carney ? holding May 1937 Photo)
Undated
5 84 through 85
5:84 through 5:85: Salvator, Alter of St. Jean Baptiste Church, crucifix
Undated
5 86
5:86: Paradise Diner, cook at grill
Undated
5 87
5:87: Paradise Diner, ceiling fan
Undated
5 89 through 90
5:89 through 5:90: Paradise Diner, cook at grill
Undated
5 91
5:91: Looking into Merrimack River from Moody Street Bridge, Lowell, Massachusetts
Undated
5 92 through 93
5:92 through 5:93: Moody Street Bridge and Merrimack River in Lowell, Massachusetts
Undated
5 94
5:94: Pawtucketts Falls? - Frozen
Undated
5 95
5:95: Pawtuckett Falls? Lowell, Massachusetts
Undated
5 96 through 100
5:96 through 5:100: Beaver Brook, where Jack Kerouac learned to swim
Undated
5 101
5:101: Crucifix at Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, Lowell, Massachusetts
Undated
5 102 through 103
5:102 through 5:103: Our Lady of Lourdes, Lowell, MA, Close up of stations
Undated
5 104
5:104: Our Lady of Lourdes at night, Lowell, MA, Close up of stations
Undated
5 105 through 106
5:105 through 5:106: Our Lady of Lourdes, Lowell, MA, Close up of stations
Undated
5 107 through 112
5:107 through 5:112: Lowell High School Senior Prom, Lowell Massachusetts
Undated
5 113 through 116
5:113 through 5:116: Lowell High School Football, Lowell, Massachusetts
Undated
5 117 through 125
5:117 through 5:125: Lowell High School Track Meet
Undated

:   Desolation Lookout, 11x15 prints "Poets on the Peaks" by John Suiter, Cascade Mountains , UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 6, Folder 6:01 through 6:85

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
6 6:01 through 6:85
Box Folder
6 01 through 06
6:01 through 6:06: Desolation Lookout at night
Undated
6 07
6:07: Desolation Peak Lookout, long view from trail
Undated
6 08
6:08: Desolation Peak Lookout interior showing the Osborne Firefinder
Undated
6 09
6:09: Jack Mountain through the Lookout door of Desolation Peak
Undated
6 10 through 11
6:10 through 6:11: Jack Mountain at dawn from Desolation Peak
1995
6 12
6:12: Desolation Peak - Hozomeen at Dawn
Undated
6 13 through 14
6:13 through 6:14: Looking across Ross Lake from Desolation Lookout
Undated
6 15
6:15: Desolation Peak snowpan
Undated
6 16
6:16: Desolation Lookout looking south
1995
6 17 through 18
6:17 through 6:18: Crater Mountain, windbreak on the summit
Undated
6 19
6:19: Yellow Arrow on Crater Mountain Trail
Undated
6 20 through 21
6:20 through 6:21: Looking down Crater Ridge
Undated
6 22 through 23
6:22 through 6:23: Looking down Crater Ridge with peaks identifed in notes
Undated
6 24
6:24: Jack Mountain, south side, from Crater Mountain
Undated
6 25 through 26
6:25 through 6:26: Jack Mountain, south side, from Crater Mountain with peaks identified in notes
Undated
6 27
6:27: Crater Mountain - Rockwork on lookout trail
Undated
6 28 through 30
6:28 through 6:30: Remains of Crater Mountain Lookout
Undated
6 31
6:31: Granite Creek Guard Station at Crater Mountain
Undated
6 32
6:32: Granite Creek at Crater Mountain
Undated
6 33
6:33: Crater Mountain wilderness marker
Undated
6 34
6:34: Crater Mountain Trail
Undated
6 35 through 37
6:35 through 6:37: Crater Mountain - Jordan Creek Fire department dropping flame retardant
Undated
6 38
6:38: Mount Baker seem from Sauk summit with peaks identified in notes
Undated
6 39
6:39: Mount Baker seen from Sauk summit
Undated
6 40 through 42
6:40 through 6:42: Looking down Sauk Mountain Trail
Undated
6 43 through 44
6:43 through 6:44: "Chinese Landscape" of Sauk Mountain
Undated
6 45
6:45: Looking south from Sauk Mountain summit
Undated
6 46
6:46: Looking south from Sauk Mountain summit with mountain peaks identified in notes
Undated
6 47
6:47: Looking south from Sauk Mountain summit
Undated
6 48
6:48: Sauk Mountain - Hang Glider's Gangplank
Undated
6 49 through 51
6:49 through 51: Saul Mountain from Skagit Road
Undated
6 52
6:52: View from Sauk Mountain Lookout
Undated
6 53
6:53: Moon Setting over Skagit River delta from Sauk Mountain
Undated
6 54
6:54: Shadow Self Portrait at Sauk Mountain
Undated
6 55
6:55: Sourdough at dawn looking north
Undated
6 56
6:56: Sourdough Ridge with snow with peaks identified in notes
Undated
6 57
6:57: Sourdough Ridge with snow
Undated
6 58
6:58: Lodgepole Pines on the Sourdough Trail
Undated
6 59
6:59: Sourdough Mountain - Ross Dam
Undated
6 60 through 61
6:60 through 6:61: Sourdough Mountain - Jordan Creek Fire
Undated
6 62
6:62: Diablo Dam at night - Sourdough Mountain
Undated
6 63
6:63: Diablo Lake from Sourdough Ridge
Undated
6 64 through 65
6:64 through 6:65: Sourdough Lookout at dawn
Undated
6 66
6:66: Sourdough Mountain - Old burn above Riprap Creek
Undated
6 67
6:67: Jack and Crater Mountains seen from Sourdough
Undated
6 68 through 69
6:68 through 6:69: Sourdough Mountain - River below Diablo Dam
Undated
6 70
6:70: Sourdough Lookout
Undated
6 71
6:71: Looking West down Sourdough Ridge
Undated
6 72
6:72: Sourdough Mountain - Floating Guard Station on Ross Lake
Undated
6 73 through 74
6:73 through 6:74: Sourdough Lookout
Undated
6 75
6:75: Sourdough Mountain seen from Thunder Arm
Undated
6 76
6:76: Sourdough Mountain Lookout seen from trail
Undated
6 77
6:77: Sourdough Lookout
Undated
6 78
6:78: Banded Gneiss - Sourdough Mountain
Undated
6 79
6:79: Looking West Across Big Beaver Drainage - Sourdough Mountain
Undated
6 80 through 81
6:80 through 6:81: Entry way to 212 Calle Orizaba, Colonia Roma, Mexico City
Undated
6 82
6:82: Interior of 212 Calle Orizaba, Colonia Roma, Mexico City
Undated
6 83
6:83: Xochimilcho, Mexico
Undated
6 84 through 85
6:84 through 6:85: Pan American Highway near Tropic of Cancer, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Undated

:  Gary Snyder , 1994-2006Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6 through 7, Folder 6:86 through 7:37

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
6 through 7 6:86 through 7:37
Box Folder
6 86
6:86: Gary Snyder
1994
6 87 through 90
6:97 through 6:90: Philip Whalen
Undated
6 91 through 94
6:91 through 6:94: Gary Snyder at Kitkitdizze
Undated
7 01 through 02
7:01 through 7:02: Nanao Sakaki, broadside image and poem "In Honor of The Persian Gulf War"
1997
7 03
7:03: Nanao Sakaki, broadside image and poem "Autobiograhy"
1997
7 04
7:04: Nanao Sakaki in Minami-Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture
1997
7 05 through 09
7:05 through 7:09: Nanao Sakaki in Tachikawa
2004
7 10 through 12
7:10 through 7:12: Zendo at Ryosen-an
2006
7 13
7:13: Temple Pines at Shokokuji
2004
7 14
7:14: Stone path broadside "Saying Farewell at the Monastery" poem by Gary Snyder
2004
7 15
7:15: Rim of Otake Volcano, Suwanaose Island
7 16
7:16: Kazuko Shiraishi
2006
7 17
7:17: Poster for "Poets on the Peaks" book signing at Club Passim, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
2006
7 18
7:18: Philip Lamantia before the relics of Francis and Clare at St. Francis of Assisi Shrine on Vallejo Street
2002
7 19
7:19: Philip Lamantia portait
2000 December
7 20
7:20: Philip Whalen at Hartford Street Zen Center, San Francisco
2000 December
7 21 through 23
7:21 through 7:23: Gary Snyder portrait at Kitkitdizze
1997 October
7 24
7:24: Gary Snyder at Kitkitdizze portraits - workprints
1997 October
7 25 through 27
7:25 through 7:27: Desolation Lookout, North Cascades Mountains of Washington State
1997 October
7 28
7:28: Desolation Lookout on a Full Moon
1995 July
7 29
7:29: Sourdough Mountain Lookout Trail
1995 July
7 30 through 31
7:30 through 7:31: Sauk Mountain from the South
1998 September
7 32
7:32: Hozomeen Mountain at dawn, seen from Desolation Lookout
1998 September
7 33
7:33: Philip Lamantia at the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi, San Francisco
1995 July
7 34
7:34: Philip Whalen at Sourdough Mountain Lookout in August 1955, photo by Ed Danielsen
2000 December
7 35
7:35: Philip Whalen in garden at Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco with text of his poem "Hymnus ad Patrem Sinesis"
Undated
7 36
7:36: Philip Whalen at Harford Street Zen Center, San Francisco
1997
7 37
7:37: Philip Whalen
1997 October

, 1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box Loose Oversized Prints

Container(s) Description Dates
box
Loose Oversized Prints
Box
Oversized 01
: Gary Snyder at Kitkitdizze
October 1997
Oversized 02
: Desolation Lookout
1997
Oversized 03
: Panorama of Cascade Mountains from Crater Mountain, southern view, with peaks identified in notes
1997

:  Contact prints, 35mm negatives, and slides of Desolation Peak , July 1995Return to Top

Container(s): Box Box 8, Folder 1 through 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
Box 8 1 through 6
Box Folder
8 1
8:01:01 through 8:1:10: Rolls 1-10 of Desolation Peak
8 2
8:02:01 through 8:02:10: Rolls 11-20 of Desolation Peak
8 3
8:03:01 through 8:03:10: Rolls 21-30 of Desolation Peak
8 4
8:04:01 through 8:04:04: Rolls 31-34 of Desolation Peak
8 5
8:05:01 through 8:05:02: Rolls 35-36 of Dharma Bums - Still Life
8 6
8:06:01 through 8:06:47: Slides of Desolation Peak, Hozomeen and Jack Mountains, and Lake Diablo

:  35mm negatives of 2004 and 2006 trips to Japan , 2004-2006Return to Top

Container(s): Box Box 8, Folder 7 through 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
Box 8 7 through 10
Box Folder
8 7
8:07:01: Nanao Sakaki
23 April 2004
8 7
8:07:02: Nanao Sakaki
22 April 2004
8 7
8:07:03: Ryosen-An Mt. HiEi
2004
8 7
8:07:04: Mt. HiEi
2004
8 7
8:07:05: Mt. HiEi - Daitokuji - Mt. Atago
2004
8 7
8:07:06: Mt. Atago - Shinto Shrines
2004
8 7
8:07:07: Mt. Atago - Ryosen-An - Daitokuji Sodo
2004
8 7
8:07:08: Kyosen-An - Kamogawa - Daitokuji
2004
8 7
8:07:09: Ryosen-An - Daitokuji
2004
8 7
8:07:10: Ryosen-An Zendo - Daitokuji
2004
8 8
8:08:01: Daitokuji - Koto-In Subtemple
2004
8 8
8:08:02: Japan 04'/ Daitokuji & Ryosen-An
2004
8 8
8:08:03: Ryosen-An Zendo
2004
8 8
8:08:04: Mt. HiEi - Takano River - Ryosen-An
2004
8 8
8:08:05: Mt. HiEi - Tendai Temples & Jizos
2004
8 8
8:08:06: Miscellaneous Daitokuji
2004
8 8
8:08:07: Daitokuji Sodo - Shokokuji Main Temple
2004
8 8
8:08:08: Shokokuji - Rinko-In - Taijun Osho
2004
8 8
8:08:09: Shokokuji Main Temple - Rinko-In
2004
8 8
8:08:10: Rinko-In - Daitokuji Sodo - Mt. HiEi
2004
8 9
8:09:01: Ryosen-An Library - Shokokuji
2004
8 9
8:09:02: Ryosen-An
2004
8 9
8:09:03: Misc Tokyo - Ryosen-An
2004
8 9
8:09:04: Miscellaneous - End Frames
2004
8 10
8:10:01: Sakaki - Watson - Yoyogi
2006
8 10
8:10:02: Earth Day - Yoyogi - Nanao S.
2006
8 10
8:10:03: Shirakawa - Toji - Ryosen-An
2006
8 10
8:10:04: Rinko-In - Shokokuji - Chion-In
2006
8 10
8:10:05: Gion Jinja - Chion-In
2006
8 10
8:10:06: Suwanose Otake
2006
8 10
8:10:07: Suwanose Otake
2006
8 10
8:10:08: Miscellaneous
2006

:  35mm negatives and contact sheets of North Cascades including Sourdough Lookout, Sourdough Mountain, Sauk Mountain, Highway 99, Crater Mountain, the Jordan Creek Fire, the Granite Creek Guard Station, Ross Dam, and Diablo Lake. , August and September 1998Return to Top

Container(s): Box Box 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box
Box 8
Box Folder
8 11 through 14
08:11:01 through 08:11:10: Sourdough Lookout
1998
8 12
08:12:01 through 08:12:10: Sourdough Lookout - 35mm negatives
1998
8 13
08:13:01: Saulk Mountain and Highway 99
1998
8 13
08:13:02: Saulk and Sourdough Mountain
1998
8 13
08:13:03 through 08:13:09: Saulk and Crater Mountain
1998
8 13
08:13:10: Jordan Creek Fire and Crater Mountain
1998
8 14
08:14:01 through 08:14:03: Jordan Creek Fire
1998
8 14
08:14:04: Granite Creek Guard Station
1998
8 14
08:14:05 through 08:14:07: Ross Dam and Diablo Lake
1998
8 14
08:14:08 through 08:14:09: End Frames
1998

:  Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen , 1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box Box 8, Folder 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
Box 8 15
Box Folder
8 15
08:15:01 through 08:15:03: Gary Snyder - Kitkitdizze
October 1997
8 15
08:15:04 through 08:15:06: Philip Whalen - Hartford Street Zen Center
October 1997
8 15
08:15:07: Gary Snyder - Kitkitdizze - Dolores Street
October 1997

:  Sourdough Lookout, Sourdough, Sauk, Pyramid, and Colonial Mountains , July 1997Return to Top

Container(s): Box Box 8, Folder 16 through 17

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
Box 8 16 through 17
Box Folder
8 16
08:16:01 through 08:16:06: Sourdough Lookout and Mountain
July 1997
8 16
08:16:07 through 08:16:10: Colonial, Pyramid and Sauk Mountains
July 1997
8 17
08:17:01 through 08:17:02: Sauk Mountain
July 1997
8 17
08:17:03 through 08:17:05: Miscellaneous North Cascades including sign, "Welcome to Concrete"
July 1997
8 17
08:17:06 through 08:17:08: Diablo/Bellingham/Ferndale, End Frames, and Skagit River Bridge
July 1997

:  Michael McClure and Ray Manzarek , 1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box Box 8, Folder 18

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
Box 8 18
Box Folder
8 18
08:18:01: Black and white contact print and 35mm negatives of Michael McClure and Ray Manzarek performing in Lowell, MA
October 1991

08:19:01 through 08:19:04:  Color 35mm negatives of California - Kings Canyon, Berkeley, portraits of Masa Uehara , 2003Return to Top

Container(s): Box Box 8, Folder 19

08:20:01 through 08:20:05:  Color 35mm negatives of Oregon - Reeds College, Fort Vancouver, Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Wilamette River and St. John's Bridge , 2007Return to Top

Container(s): Box Box 8, Folder 20

:  Color 35mm negatives and Contact Sheets from Mexico , 1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box Box 9, Folder 1 through 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
Box 9 1 through 8
Box Folder
9 1
09:01:01 through 09:01:03: 212 Calle Orizaba Mexico City
1994
9 1
09:01:04 through 09:01:06: Santa Maria De La Redonda Mexico City
1994
9 1
09:01:07: Plaza Garibaldi Mexico City
March 1994
9 1
09:01:08 through 09:01:09: Bullfights Mexico City/On the road south of Actopan
March 1994
9 1
09:01:10: Roadside Crosses North of Actopan
March 1994
9 2
09:02:01: Between Actopan and Ixmiquilpan
March 1994
9 2
09:02:02: Mercado De Miercoles, Actopan
March 1994
9 2
09:02:03: Actopan, Hgo
March 1994
9 2
09:02:04: South of Actopan, Hdgo
March 1994
9 2
09:02:05: Ojo De Agua/South of Actopan
March 1994
9 2
09:02:06: North of Actopan, Hgo
March 1994
9 2
09:02:07: Actopan and Taman
March 1994
9 2
09:02:08: Ixmiquilpan to Tamazunchale
March 1994
9 2
09:02:09: North of Tamazunchale, S.L.P.
March 1994
9 2
09:02:10: Tamazunchale
March 1994
9 3
09:03:01 through 09:03:02: North of Taman, S.L.P. Mexico
March 1994
9 3
09:03:03: Tamazunchale 2-11 and Taman 13-End
March 1994
9 3
09:03:04: Crosses 1-16 (So. of Tamazunchale) 17-36 So. of Victoria
March 1994
9 3
09:03:05: South of CD. Victoria near Tropic of Cancer
March 1994
9 3
09:03:06: Roadside Crosses South of Victoria
March 1994
9 3
09:03:07: Ciudad Victoria, Tamps.
March 1994
9 3
09:03:08: Sabinas Hidalgo to Cuidad Victoria
March 1994
9 3
09:03:09 through 09:03:10: From the Bus Window - Valles-Actopan
March 1994
9 4
09:04:01 through 09:04:03: Nuevo Laredo, Tamps/Windshield Wipers
March 1994
9 4
09:04:04: Miscellaneous, End Frames
March 1994
9 5
09:05:01 through 09:05:02: Orange Groves/Tamazunchale
March 1995
9 5
09:05:03 through 09:05:04: Tamazunchale Market
March 1995
9 5
09:05:05: Tamazunchale and Taman
March 1995
9 5
09:05:06 through 09:05:07: Taman, San Luis Potosi
March 1995
9 5
09:05:08: Taman and Yolotepec
March 1995
9 5
09:05:09: Juliana Hernandez, Jiminez
March 1995
9 5
09:05:10: Shepherds near Yolotepec, Hidalgo
March 1995
9 6
09:06:01: Juliana Hernandez - Jiminez
March 1995
9 6
09:06:02: Juliana Hernandez/Yolotepec Church
April 1995
9 6
09:06:03: Yolotepec Aidalgo
March 1995
9 6
09:06:04: 210 Orizaba Street, Mexico City
March 1995
9 6
09:06:05: 210 Orizaba, Colonia Roma
March 1995
9 6
09:06:06: Kerouac's Rooftop Shack
March 1995
9 6
09:06:07: 122 Monterrey, Mexico City
March 1995
9 6
09:06:08 through 09:06:09: Colonia Roma, Mexico City
March 1995
9 6
09:06:10: Colonia Roma/Cerrada De Medellin
March 1995
9 7
09:07:01: 212 Orizaba/Hector
March 1995
9 7
09:07:02: Hector/Xochimilco
March 1995
9 7
09:07:03 through 09:07:04: Xochimilco, Mexico City
March 1995
9 7
09:07:05: Xochimilco/Coyoacan/Orizaba
March 1995
9 7
09:07:06: Xochimilco, Mexico D.F.
March 1995
9 7
09:07:07: Xochimilco/Susana E.
March 1995
9 7
09:07:08: Xochimilco/Mexico, D.F.
March 1995
9 7
09:07:09: Xochimilco/Mexico City
March 1995
9 7
09:07:10: Xochimilco/Mexico, D.F.
March 1995
9 8
09:08:01: Xochimilco, Mexico City
March 1995
9 8
09:08:02: Susana - Mexico City/Crosses - Hidalgo
March 1995
9 8
09:08:03: Actopan and north into Hidalgo
April 1995
9 8
09:08:04: Roadside Crosses, Cobrecito, Hidalgo
April 1995
9 8
09:08:05: Roadside Crosses
April 1995
9 8
09:08:06: Colonia Guadaloupe Maniera, Victoria
April 1995
9 8
09:08:07: Cuidad Victoria, Tamps.
April 1995
9 8
09:08:08 through 09:08:09: End Frames 1 and 2
1995

:  Miscellaneous Color 35mm negatives and Contact Sheets , 2000-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box Box 9, Folder 9 through 17

Container(s) Description Dates
box folder
Box 9 9 through 17
Box Folder
9 9
09:09:01: Ross Lake
28 July 2002
9 10
09:10:01: Gary Snyder at Newhalem
27 July 2002
9 11
09:11:01: Newhalem Rock Shelter
28 July 2002
9 12
09:12:01 through 09:12:05: Kitkitdizze/Calla lilies from Berkeley
May 2002
9 13
09:13:01 through 09:13:02: Kitkitdizze, Gary Snyder and Carole Lynn Koda
December 2000
9 14
09:14:01 through 09:14:02: Joanne Kyger
December 2000
9 15
09:15:01 through 09:15:02: Philip Lamantia
11 December 2000
9 16
09:16:01 through 09:16:02: Michael and Amy Evans McClure
08 December 2000
9 17
09:17:01 through 09:17:02: Philip Whalen's Funeral
01 September 2002

:  Oversized Black and White Portfolio Prints , 2000-2002Return to Top

Container(s): Box Box 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box
Box 10
Box
10
10:03 through 10:05: Gary Snyder at Kitkitdizze
1997, 2000
10
10:06: Views of Sourdough Mountain and Sourdough Mountain Lookout
September 1998
10
10:07: Philip Whalen at Sourdough Mountain Lookout - Copyright Estate of Philip Whalen
This Photograph was made by Ed Danielsen, a Reed College friend of Philip Whalen's, on a visit to Whalen's Sourdough Mountain lookout. The photograph was loaned to John Suiter by Philip Whalen for digital scanning, retouching and publication in Poets on the Peaks. Danielsen is deceased, and the original photograph is now part of the Philip Whalen Papers at Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. A high resoluation scan of the retouched images is available from John Suiter. For usage rights and fees contact Whalen's executor Norman Fischer. Fishcher's contact information is available through the Curator of Photography or the head of Special Collections.
August 1955
10
10:08: Gary Snyder at Sourdough
This image was made by Jack Francis, a Forest Service friend of Gary Snyder's, on a visit to Snyder's Sourdough Mountain lookout. Francis is deceased. A high resolution scan of the retourched image is available for reproduction from John Suiter. For publication permission contact Mr. Francis's daughter, Joyce Eschliman. Eschliman's contact information is available through the Curator of Photography or the head of Special Collections.
Summer 1953
10
10:09: Inside Sourdough Lookout
September 1998
10
10:10: Dawn at Sourdough Mountain Lookout
September 1998
10
10:11: Sourdough Mountain Lookout
July 1997
10
10:12: Looking west down Sourdough Ridge
September 1998
10
10:13: Sourdough Lookout Interior
September 1998
10
10:14: Sourdough Mountain Lookout
September 1998
10
10:15: Gary Snyder at Crater Mountain Lookout (Harold Vail image)
This image was made by Harold Vail, a Forest Service employee and friend of Gary Snyder's, on a visit to Snyder's Crater Mountain lookout. A high resolution scan of the retouched image is available from John Suiter. For publication permission contact Harold G. Vail. Vail's contact information is available through the Curator of Photography or the head of Special Collections.
Summer 1952
10
10:16: Sauk Mountain Trail
July 1997
10
10:17: Philip Whalen
October 1997
10
10:18: Desolation Lookout
July 1995
10
10:19: Desolation Lookout
July 1995
10
10:20: Desolation Lookout, Under full moon
July 1995
10
10:21: Desolation Lookout from the trail/Hozomeen in distance
July 1995
10a
10:22: Restricted Material
10a
10:23: Restricted Material
10a
10:24: Restricted Material
10a
10:26: Poster with Suiter image, "Riprap at 50"
October 2009
10a
10:27: Michael McClure, "Lowell Celebrates Kerouac," Lowell, MA
October 1991
10a
10:28 through 10:32: Allen Ginsberg, "Lowell Celebrates Kerouac," Lowell, MA
October 1991
10a
10:33: Poster of Allen Ginsberg, Smith-Baker Center - Lowell Massachusetts
October 1991

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Pan American Highway System -- Mexico -- Photographs
  • Photography -- Exhibitions -- Slides
  • Personal Names :
  • Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 -- Photographs
  • Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 -- Anniversaries -- Photographs
  • Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 -- Anniversaries -- Posters
  • Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 -- Homes and haunts -- Photographs
  • Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 -- Homes and haunts -- Slides
  • Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 -- Photographs
  • Sakaki, Nanao -- Photographs
  • Snyder, Gary, 1930- -- Portraits
  • Suiter, John, 1948-. Gary Snyder -- Photographs
  • Suiter, John, 1948-. Poets on the peak -- Photographs
  • Suiter, John, 1948-. Poets on the peak -- Posters
  • Suiter, John, 1948-. Rumors of Kerouac -- Photographs
  • Suiter, John, 1948-. Rumors of Kerouac -- Slides
  • Whalen, Philip -- Portraits
  • Geographical Names :
  • Cascade Range -- Photographs
  • Desolation Peak (Wash.) -- Photographs
  • Lowell (Mass.) -- Photographs
  • Lowell (Mass.) -- Slides
  • Mexico -- Photographs
  • Mexico City (Mexico) -- Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Postcards
  • Posters