Irv Thomas papers, 1927-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Thomas, Irv
Title
Irv Thomas papers
Dates
1927-2012 (inclusive)
1970-2010 (bulk)
Quantity
5.17 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection Number
5722 (Accession No. 5722-001)
Summary
Writings and other materials of a Seattle-area writer
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Irv Thomas was born in April 14, 1927 in California and grew up during the Great Depression and wartime years mainly in San Francisco. After working on computer programming on the big IBM machines that constituted the earliest wave of automation he become a writer. He wrote and distributed the serial publication Black Bart Brigade which explored the theme of defying a system in which conformity was the dominant mode. He became an avid and life-long hitch-hiker which served as his greatest source of inspiration. After settling in Seattle he returned to college in his sixties, studied at Shoreline Community College, and completed his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington. As a student he wrote a column for the University of Washington Daily. In later years he wrote the serials The Yin Times of Black Bart and Ripening Seasons and completed three self-published books: Innocence Abroad, Derelict Days, and A Seasoned Life: Spring.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Newsletters and publications for the Black Bart Brigade, The Yin Times (of BB), Ripening Seasons, Journals & Annual Recaps going back to 1975, some videos & tapes of presentations, and Thomas' "on-the-road" address book. Various writings for other publications as well as unpublished work.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creators' literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Black Bart BrigadeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Published and Unpublished Writings
1967-1989
4 Photographs

Travel Ephemera & Annual RecapsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
6 Journals From Travels Abroad
1975-2010
Tapes and videos of presentations made
Personal "On the Road" Address Book
Copy of Taoist Book of DaysBook
Travel Notes; Newspaper Clippings
"Ravenna Together" Annual Recap Newsletters
1995-1999

Travel ephemera; newspaper clippingsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2

"Ravenna Together" newslettersReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Writings "On Poverty"Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Professional Reviews from Submitted WorksReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Graded Class Papers and Survey with Original EditsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Black Bart Publicity FliersReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Manuscript: Book in ProgressReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Personal Ephemera: "Joy's Stuff" Includes Pictures and ClippingsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

1990 Senior Honors Thesis-boundReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

"Black Bart Brigade archives" binderReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

" Ripening Seasonsarchives" binderReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Never published Origins of Black BartReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Family PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Artwork, Personal portraitsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Innocence AbroadboundReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Programming years; ROHR Publications and final paycheck stubReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Shoreline Community College diplomaReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

University of Washington BAReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Sketches and PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Jr. High Graduation day activities programsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Financial recordsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Lowell High School YearbookReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Black Bart "beginnings;" documentationReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Copies of Journals and PublicationsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Geneology and Family EphemeraReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

2 group photos labeled "Kilowania Group Pics"Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Early Writing Contribution: "Inklings" Primary School PublicationReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Thomas, Irv--Archives