Don Wilsun Papers, 1978-2003  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Wilsun, Don
Don Wilsun Papers
1978-2003 (inclusive)
0.23 cubic ft. (1 box) including textual materials, 1 audio disc and 1 audiocasette
Collection Number
PH5414 (Accession No. 5414-001)
Records of a Seattle, Washington demolition worker and founder of the Red Sky Poetry Theater.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Don Wilsun was born in New Orleans in 1946 and died in Seattle, Washington in 2003. Wilsun attended McNeese State University. He served in the Peace Corps in Morocco and arrived in Seattle in the 1960s as a Vista volunteer. He was a founder of the Red Sky Poetry Theater.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, publicity materials, writings, poetry manuscript for "Tropic of Cedar," meeting minutes for Red Sky meeting, Bumbershoot magazine, audio cassette of "Fish Bones". Also includes a CDR featuring an audio recording of a poetry reading held on June 14, 2003 at the Don Wilsun Memorial in Seattle, Washington.

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 Writings 1978-1990
1/2 Correspondence 1981-2000
1/3 Publicity 1981
1/4 Meeting Minutes (Red Sky Meeting) 1985
1/5 Bumbershoot Magazine 1983
1/6 Don Wilsun--Fish Bones
Audio cassette tape of poetry readings featuring Don Wilsun on vocals & percussion; Bill Munroe on percussion; and David R. on bass.
1/7 Memorial Service and obituary
Includes 1 CD sound recording of poetry reading at memorial

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  • Personal Names :
  • Wilsun, Don--Archives

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)