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Finding aid for the d.a. levy and family archive

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: d.a. levy and family archive
Inclusive Date(s): 1950-1988
Bulk Date(s): 1960-1970
Author: Finding aid prepared by Jeff Maser and Cara Gilgenbach
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Cara Gilgenbach using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2011
Origination: Levy, D. A.
Extent: 6 cubic feet (10 boxes = 6 half-size record storages boxes, 3 flat oversized boxes)
Physical Location: 11th Floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0103
Abstract: The d. a. levy and family archive consists of personal papers, correspondence, publications, and ephemera from the personal collection of d. a. levy and members of his family. Also included are manuscripts of many of levy's poems and a significant body of his original artwork.
Language(s): The records are in English

Biography of d.a. levy

Darryl Allen Levy (d.a. levy) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 29, 1942, to Joseph and Caroline Levy. His parents changed the spelling of their surname from "Levey" to "Levy" in the 1940s; however levy's older brother, James, retained the original spelling. levy graduated from James Ford Rhodes High School in 1960, after which he spent seven months in the U. S. Navy, based in San Diego. levy's Navy experience, as described in numerous letters to family members, was very unpleasant and difficult. After his early release from the service, levy focused his energies on poetry, artwork, and publishing. levy is considered one of the founders of the "mimeograph revolution" of printing and distributing poetry and other publications during the second half of the 20th century. This "do-it-yourself" approach to publication utilized a mimeograph, producing small print runs often utilizing local materials on hand such as discarded paper stock. levy collaborated with a large network of poets and artists including Tom Kryss, rjs (Robert J. Sigmund), Kent Taylor, D.r. Wagner, Russell Salamon, and many others both within and outside of the Cleveland poetry scene. According to Jeff Maser, "levy lead an itinerant life. Though he did not 'travel' in the normal sense, he would often stay with friends and family members for short periods of time, or take month-to-month rentals. Occasional trips were made to the West, to Wisconsin, and to New York, but to Cleveland he always returned." A dramatic series of events occurred in levy's life in 1967 when he was indicted by a grand jury, arrested, and jailed for "possessing and distributing obscene literature." In March of that same year, he was again arrested for "contributing to the delinquency of minors" in relation to a poetry reading he had given, attended by some minors. Friends and fellow poets, including Allen Ginsberg, rallied around levy through a series of events, publications, and fund raising efforts. His sentence for the second offense was eventually suspended and the prior grand jury charges were later dismissed. However, levy was left feeling increasingly isolated, under attack, and betrayed by his native city. levy died on November 24, 1968 at the age of 26. He was found by friends on the floor of his apartment, dead from a gunshot wound to the head, with a .22 caliber rifle by his body. His death was ruled a suicide.

Scope and Content

The d. a. levy and family archive is comprised of the manuscripts, publications, and personal papers of d. a. levy. Additionally, the collection includes a significant number of levy's original paintings and collages. The collection also includes biographical materials, photographs, publications, and ephemera that were part of levy's personal collection, much of which was housed for levy by his brother James due to levy's somewhat itinerant lifestyle. levy's personal collection contains a number of periodicals, both those with and without his own contributions; materials related to the study of eastern religions; image reference files; scrapbooks with clippings about levy; and a variety of ephemeral material kept by levy. There is also correspondence to and from levy both with family members and with friends, poets, and artists with whom we was associated.

Statement of Arrangement

The d. a. levy and family archive has been organized into the following series.
Series 1: Manuscripts
Series 2: Books, Periodicals, Cards, and Flyers Published by d. a. levy
Series 3: Books by d. a. levy, Published by Others
Series 4: Publications with Contributions by d. a. levy
Series 5: Rejection Letters
Series 6: Paintings and Collages by d. a. levy
Series 7: Photographs Taken by d. a. levy
Series 8: Letters and Cards (Correspondence) from d. a. levy
Series 9: Biographical Materials
Series 10: Items from the Collection of d. a. levy


Separated Material

Some books and other published materials have been separated from the archival collection and are cataloged in KentLINK as noted in the detailed description section below.

Related Material

Please also see the d. a. levy papers, a related collection, which contains manuscripts, correspondence, artwork, and other materials created by and about levy. Most of the material in that collection was purchased by Special Collections and Archives over several years.

Additionally, the department houses the d. a. levy collection of Carol Jedlinsky that includes a large number of levy poetry manuscripts, as well as prose and play manuscripts by levy.

Processing Information

This collection was organized for sale by Jeff Maser, Bookseller. Special Collections and Archives has maintained Maser's arrangement and descriptions of materials in this archive, in most cases. There are some items present in the collection that are not listed in the Maser catalog, which will be noted, when applicable.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright of materials in this collection resides with the d.a. levy estate and other applicable copyright holders. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives for copyright inquiries.

Other Finding Aid

A highly detailed printed catalog of The d.a. levy & Family Archive by Jeff Maser, Bookseller, is available in Special Collections and Archives and is referenced throughout this finding aid. The Maser catalog includes more detailed descriptions of many of the items in this collection.

Preferred Citation

d.a. levy and family archive. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from the James Levey family through Jeff Maser, Bookseller in November 2009.

Custodial History

"Material in this collection comes from three sources--1. items from d.a. levy's apartment, collected by his brother, James after d.a.'s death; 2. the collection of James Levey and his wife Charlene; and, 3. the collection of d.a.'s parents, Joseph J. and Carolyn Levey. These three collections were later united by levy's niece, Sandy (via inheritance) who then left it to her brother, Jim Levey...." (from the Maser catalog, page i)

Bibliography

Horvath, Alan and Kent Taylor. Looking for d.a. levy (Random Sighting): The d.a. levy Bibliography Volume 1, 1963-66 and Volume 2, 1967-68. Vancouver: Kirpan Press, 2006 and 2008.

Maser, Jeff. The d.a. levy & Family Archive. Berkeley, California: Jeff Maser, Bookseller, 2009. (100-page descriptive catalog, accompanied by a CD containing images of selected items in the collection.)

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Levy, D. A. -- Archives.
American poetry -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
American poetry -- 20th century.
Poets, American -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
Underground movements in literature.
Underground press publications -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
Self-publishing.
Small presses -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
Prohibited books -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
Censorship -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
Marijuana in popular culture.
Nineteen sixties.
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Poetry.
Persons:
Kryss, T. L. (Tom L.)
R. J. S. (Robert J. Sigmund)
Taylor, Kent.
Wagner, D. R. (Donald R.), 1943-
Salamon, Russell, 1941-
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997.
Aitken, Robert, 1917-2010.
Beck, George Robert.
Blazek, Douglas, 1941-
Carothers, Robert L., 1942-
Congdon, Kirby.
Curry, Andrew, 1931-
De Loach, Allen.
Fraser, Dave.
David uu.
Krech, Richard.
Malanga, Gerard.
Marvin, Walter Rumsey, 1900-1980.
Miller, Brown.
O'Connelly, Barbara.
Payne, Vernon.
Philpott, Wayne.
Randall, Margaret, 1936-
Rieder, Rolla.
Ryan, L. Dolores.
Rygulla, Ralf-Rainer.
Swanberg, Ingrid.
Tidler, Charles.
Williams, Loring Eugene, b. 1897.
Wyatt, Bill.
Atkins, Russell.
Butcher, Grace.
Dowden, George.
Ferguson, Steve.
Keller, Walter R.
Osinski, Franklin W. W.
Schramm, Irene.
Thomas, Don.
Friedman, Ken, 1949-
Family Names:
Levy family.
Functions:
Poetry -- Authorship.
Authorship.
Self-publishing.
Places:
Cleveland (Ohio)
Occupations:
Poets.
Artists.
Authors.
Publishers and publishing.
Authors, American.
Material Types:
Mimeograph copies.
Personal papers.
Correspondence.
Manuscripts for publication.
Publications.
Collages (visual works)
Ephemera.
Photographs.
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Works of art.



Detailed Description of The Collection

Series 1: Manuscripts, 1959-1968
Physical Description: Typescripts or carbon copy typescripts. Some include holograph annotations by levy.
Processing Information
Titles below are capitalized, spelled, and punctuated as found on the originals. If two or more poems occur in a single typescript, titles will be separated with a space, slash, space ( / ). Dates provided are standardized in form and do not reflect the date exactly as written or typed on the originals.

Sub-series 1: Early Poems, 1959-1961
Box 1 / Folder 1
the addict, July 1959
Box 1 / Folder 2
brief encounter with the universe, December 1959
Box 1 / Folder 3
intercepted thoughts at a bus stop, December 30, 1959
Box 1 / Folder 4
BEAT-beat, December 31, 1959
Box 1 / Folder 5
kay I / kay II, December 30, 1959, February 3, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 6
distant murmurs, March 6, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 7
a prayer answered?, March 6, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 8
escape routes, March 18, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 9
premonition I, April 1960
Box 1 / Folder 10
school, May 3, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 11
society, May 3, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 12
sick / the way, May 3, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 13
premonition II, May 7, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 14
what is a poem, May 7, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 15
confusion, May 11, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 16
the break, May 13, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 17
statement / carol / a square lady, May 17, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 18
school II, May 17, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 19
night life, May 20, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 20
night life / the temple, May 20, 1960, July 3, 1960
Physical Description: Pencilled in corner of sheet "D. LEVY / The Bay Village Bum."
Scope and Content
"night life" is slightly different from the May 20, 1960 version above.
Box 1 / Folder 21
night life / the temple, May 20, 1960, July 3, 1960
Physical Description: This is a carbon copy typescript of the above item.
Box 1 / Folder 22
in gods name, May 25, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 23
maybe kay was nice [first line], May 28, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 24
day life, May 31, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 25
somewhere, June 1, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 26
the winds, June 4, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 27
death, June 7, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 28
next of kin, June 7, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 29
dad, June 14, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 30
warm one, June 14, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 31
last night, June 24, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 32
benjamin franklin schoolyard II / warm one iv, June 24, 1960, July 25, 1960
Physical Description: "warm one iv" was typed on verso at a later date (July 1960)
Box 1 / Folder 33
thoughts after 11:00, June 28, 1960
Physical Description: Includes a pastel drawing of a palm tree and blue sky by levy.
Box 1 / Folder 34
minority group / warm one II, July 1, 1960, July 2, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 35
the warm one III / the temple / july 4th, July 3, 1960, July 4, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 36
designs in the snow [first line], July 4, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 37
lake road blues, July 9, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 38
San Diego Impressions #1, September 24-28, 1960
Physical Description: Holograph manuscript, 4 pages, on small notebook paper, in pencil.
Box 1 / Folder 39
San Diego Impressions #1, September 24-28, 1960
Physical Description: Typescript, 2 pages.
Box 1 / Folder 40
THE LAST TIME, September 30, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 41
AWAY FROM HER, September 30, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 42
TO THE NAVAL CHAPEL AT SAN DIEGO, October 2, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 43
san diego impressions / [san diego impressions 2], September 24-28, 196, October 5, 1960
Scope and Content
"san diego impressions" is different from versions above.
Box 1 / Folder 44
BLUES FOR THE LIFE, October 3-4, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 45
SAN DIEGO IMPRESSIONS II, October 8, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 46
SELF ALIENTATION, October 9, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 47
self alienation / trapped / passing time / first time i saw her, October 9, 11, 15, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 48
the first fix, October 14-15, [1960]
Box 1 / Folder 49
passing time / the first time i saw her, October 15, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 50
the first fix / Tribute to han shan / last request / toast of the rebelious alcoholic / prayer of my generation, October 11-15, 17, 22, 1960, November 6, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 51
san diego departure, December 3-6, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 52
three years / rosalie (written for a friends girl), November 28, 1960, December 7, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 53
return / footsteps, December 8, 1960, December 14-15, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 54
corvette / police, December 15-16, 1960, December 23, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 55
expression / see if it follows, December 27, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 56
moments / moments / spring, December 28, 1960
Physical Description: The second instance of "moments" is a carbon copy typescript.
Box 1 / Folder 57
answer in blue, December 28, 1960
Scope and Content
The poem is included at the end of pages 5 and 6 of a letter written to "Carol" while in the Navy.
Box 1 / Folder 58
answer in blue, December 28, 1960
Box 1 / Folder 59
surrealist scene / the voice-the ear-and the eye, January 2, 1961, January 12, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 60
tomorrow / and i placed her on a pedastal, January 6, 1961, January 14, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 61
we wont listen / whispered in solitude, January 24, 1961, January 19, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 62
but where is the tonight / and sex to, January 31, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 63
fingertips / a flute player, February 8, 1961, February 10, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 64
everything but / silent noises, February 16, 1961, February 19, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 65
knossus, February 21, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 66
thoughts from civilized mans cellar / kith and kin, February 22, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 67
protest / to check / come over red rover, February 22-23, 1961, March 8, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 68
of extreme value / no smiles, February 26, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 69
divide to unite / the black void / my enemy, March 2, 1961, March 8, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 70
night life II / thoughts before dying, March 19, 1961, March 15, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 71
enlisted mans club / world war III, March 22, 1961, March 23, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 72
silent skins / tears to remember, March 24, 1961, March 30, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 73
view / her, April 1, 1961, April 2, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 74
flaming ice / revelation--too late, April 13, 1961, April 19, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 75
neither/not / hawks called a hole in one, April 29, 1961, May 5, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 76
from my speechless rays i see / the crying tree, May 17, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 77
lament of the hitch hiker, May [26], 1961
Box 1 / Folder 78
the age of equation, May [27], 1961
Box 1 / Folder 79
the age of the equation, May [27], 1961
Physical Description: Carbon copy typescript of the above, with holograph corrections.
Box 1 / Folder 80
lament of the hitchhiker, May [26], 1961
Scope and Content
This poem is different from version above.
Box 1 / Folder 81
shadows / birth in spring, June 1, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 82
to all sad endings / no more talk about waterloo / wistful thinking, June 5, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 83
sign of the cactus / to balance the scales, July 12, 1961, July 13, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 84
Intermission (the subconscious during the commercial before sleep), November 9, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 85
world carcinoma, November 12, 1961
Box 1 / Folder 86
when she, November 12, 1961

Sub-series 2: Later Poems, 1964-1968
Box 1 / Folder 87
What are you doing?, 1964
Box 1 / Folder 88
REFRIGERATOR MANTRA / the sunlight shining thru my wife's paisley skirt, 1967
Box 1 / Folder 89
bamboo sticks from kentucky hanging on our back porch / Inter-Galactic Communications Co. Outlaw, 1967
Box 1 / Folder 90
kibbutz in the sky book 5 (for Sandra K & 'Oddjob' of Akron), 1967
Physical Description: 4 pages, with title cover sheet.
Scope and Content
On the title page: "letter to cleveland" and "in cleveland we do it any way THE GHOST DANCE did not cease at Wounded Knee." Both lines do not appear in the published text.
Box 1 / Folder 91
The Subreal Nark Dream, 1967
Box 1 / Folder 92
the old bohemian hall 1967, 1968
Box 1 / Folder 93
poem to michael solomon, 1968
Box 1 / Folder 94
i found it at the movies (or) hummmmmed-off in a laundromat (for Franklin Rosemont), October 14, 1968

Sub-series 3: Undated Works, undated
Box 1 / Folder 95
love, undated (but early)
Box 1 / Folder 96
the dream of the dream-trial inquisition & related farces, as a form of magic, undated
Box 1 / Folder 97
THE MEANINGS ARE INVISIBLE TO THE BLIND, undated
Box 1 / Folder 98
waste, undated
Box 1 / Folder 99
Why, undated

Sub-series 4: Untitled Work, 1967
Box 1 / Folder 100
[Lettre to Cleveland: from Kibbutz in the Sky--Book V], 1967
Physical Description: 6-page holograph manuscript on plain white paper, signed by levy on the first leaf and at the end of the poem.

Sub-series 5: Other Manuscripts, 1964-1968
Box 1 / Folder 101
The Concrete Book, 1967?
Physical Description: File folder with mechanical clasp containing 51 manuscripts, mostly typescripts and mimeographs.
Scope and Content
See the Maser catalog for a complete and detailed description of the contents of this manuscript file.
Box 1 / Folder 102
The "Brother" Book, 1964-1967
Physical Description: File folder with mechanical clasp, containing 139 manuscripts, mostly typescripts, dittos, and mimeos, but also some complete publications.
Scope and Content
See the Maser catalog for a complete and detailed description of the contents of this manuscript file.

Sub-series 6: Loose sheets, stapled booklets, 1967, 1968, undated
Scope and Content
See the Maser catalog for a complete and detailed description of the contents of items in this sub-series.
Box 1 / Folder 103
Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines/CoNcReTe, 1967?
Box 1 / Folder 104
Ten pages of mimeod sheets, undated
Physical Description: Photocopied mimeo sheets, stapled together, almost all concrete poems.
Box 1 / Folder 105
[Zen Concrete], Undated
Physical Description: Collection of concrete and collage poems, photocopied and bound by a plastic strip.
Box 1 / Folder 106
"Dear Sirs", March 12, 1968
Scope and Content
levy's 2-page open letter written on behalf of RJS to the draft board.
Box 1 / Folder 107
America the 4th Reich / Concrete Peace CONcrete: a mandala to free the spirit, undated
Physical Description: Badly faded.
Scope and Content
An unused leaf from levy's Plastic Saxophone Found in an Egyptian Tomb.
Box 1 / Folder 108
sitting on a beach near TSQuare (for David Meltzer), undated
Box 1 / Folder 109
"Concrete work", 1967, undated
Physical Description: 19 photocopied sheets.
Scope and Content
All concrete poems, several of which appeared in The Tibetan Stroboscope.
Box 1 / Folder 110
The Tibetan Stroboscope, undated
Physical Description: A photocopy of the partial manuscript, with an added typed coversheet.
Box 1 / Folder 111
Theme from La Dolce Vita, undated
Physical Description: Typescript with annotation by levy.
Box 1 / Folder 112
Tantric Strobe Appendix, undated
Scope and Content
This item is not included in the Maser catalog.
Box 1 / Folder 113
Egyptia Sunset for DR, 1968
Scope and Content
This item is not included in the Maser catalog.

Sub-series 7: Unattributed Manuscript (possibly by levy), undated
Box 1 / Folder 114
"painters americano", undated
Scope and Content
Clipped artwork by Keane, with a 24-line poem pasted onto the verso on the subject of Keane and his work. Poem may have been written by levy.

Series 2: Books, Periodicals, Cards, and Flyers Published by d. a. levy, 1963-1968
Separated Material
With the exception of materials not found in the Horvath & Taylor levy bibliography (see Maser catalog, page 30), all materials in this series have been separated from the archival collection and cataloged in the KentLINK catalog. This has been done so that these publications can be collocated with existing levy publications previously acquired and placed in the Special Collections and Archives book collection.

Sub-series 1: Books, Periodicals, Cards, and Flyers Published by levy, Not in the Horvath & Taylor Bibliography, 1967, undated
Box 2 / Folder 1
Billera, Jau. Business cards, undated
Box 2 / Folder 2
levy, d. a. Festival of Poetry - Art - Music, undated
Physical Description: Includes two variations of the same piece.
Box 2 / Folder 3
levy, d. a. Fuck Smut, undated
Box 2 / Folder 4
levy, d. a. sub-Troll sheet #2 WITH EVERYTHING UPSIDE DOWN, undated
Box 2 / Folder 5
levy, d. a. Tantric Strobe: The Saundaryalahari or Flood of Beauty (Traditionally Ascribed to Sankaracarya, 1967
Box 2 / Folder 6
levy, d. a. There seems to be Some Discrepancy of Why is RJS in Jail?, undated
Scope and Content
Includes levy's poem "what can i say?" and concluded with "Visualized Prayer for the American God #6."
Box 2 / Folder 7
levy, d. a. and Mara. Postcard, undated
Physical Description: Hand-colored.
Box 2 / Folder 8
Envelope with design by levy, undated

Series 3: Books by d. a. levy, Published by Others, 1967-1968
Separated Material
All materials in this series have been separated from the archival collection and cataloged in the KentLINK catalog. This has been done so that these publications can be collocated with existing levy publications previously acquired and placed in the Special Collections and Archives book collection.

Series 4: Publications with Contributions by d. a. levy, 1963-1968

Sub-series 1: Books with levy Contributions, 1964-1968
Separated Material
All materials in this sub-series have been separated from the archival collection and cataloged in the KentLINK catalog. This has been done so that these publications can be collocated with existing levy publications previously acquired and placed in the Special Collections and Archives book collection.

Sub-series 2: Periodicals with levy Contributions, 1963-1968
Scope and Content
See the Maser catalog for detailed notes regarding levy's contributions to each periodical listed.
Arrangement
Materials in this sub-series are arranged alphabetically by periodical title.
Box 2 / Folder 9
Black Mask No. 8, October-November, 1967
Physical Location: Filed in Oversized Box 3.
Box 2 / Folder 10
Coercion #4, 1965
Box 2 / Folder 11
Congress 3, 1967
Box 2 / Folder 12
Diamond Sangha, v. 4, n. 5, 1964
Box 2 / Folder 13
Diamond Sangha, v. 7, n. 2-3, 1967
Box 2 / Folder 14
Do-It!, v. 1, n. 2, 1966
Box 2 / Folder 15
The Eight-Pager: A Happening in 8 Parts, Series 1, Part 1, 1966
Box 2 / Folder 16
Fenn College Poetry Forum XI Worksheets, December 20, 1963
Box 2 / Folder 17
The Fenn Literary Omnibus, v. III, 1965
Box 2 / Folder 18
The Flash of Pasadena #5, 1967
Box 2 / Folder 19
The Free Lance, v. 7, n. 2, 1963
Box 2 / Folder 20
The Free Lance, v. 8, n. 1, 1964
Box 2 / Folder 21
The Free Lance, v. 8, n. 2, 1964
Box 2 / Folder 22
The Free Love Periodically #1, 1966
Box 2 / Folder 23
The Free Love Periodically #2, 1967
Box 2 / Folder 24
Ganglia 3, 1966
Box 2 / Folder 25
Graffiti, 1966
Box 2 / Folder 26
Input-4, 1964
Box 2 / Folder 27
Input-4, 1964
Physical Description: Variant issue.
Box 2 / Folder 28
Kauri 4, 1964
Box 2 / Folder 29
Kauri 5, 1965
Box 2 / Folder 30
Mainly 3, 1966
Box 2 / Folder 31
Mainly 4, 1966
Box 2 / Folder 32
Mother 11, undated
Box 2 / Folder 33
Poetry Newsletter #11, undated
Box 2 / Folder 34
SmorgasBrain, 1966
Physical Description: This item is badly faded.
Box 2 / Folder 35
SmorgasBrain, issue "b", 1966
Box 2 / Folder 36
SmorgasBrain, issue "c", 1967
Box 2 / Folder 37
tlaloc, n. 13, undated
Box 2 / Folder 38
Toucan, v. 1, n. 2, 1968
Box 2 / Folder 39
Wormwood Review 15, v. 4, n. 3, 1964
Box 3 / Folder 1
Series 5: Rejection Letters, 1960-1965, undated
Scope and Content
11 rejection letters. See the Maser catalog for a detailed descriptions of each letter.

Series 6: Paintings and Collages by d. a. levy, 1959-1963, undated

Sub-series 1: Dated and Credited Artwork, 1959-1963
Physical Location: Items in this sub-series are filed in Oversized Box 1.
Scope and Content
All items are signed by levy.

Abstract #1, 1959
Physical Description: Abstract water-color on paper 8 X 11 inches

Bringer of Fire, 1962
Physical Description: Iodine and glue on paper 5.5 X 8.5 inches

Piedras Negras, January 1962
Physical Description: Ink and colored pencils on tracing paper 6 X 7 inches

Party at the Kremlin, April 1962
Physical Description: Iodine and glue on paper 5.5 X 8. 5 inches

Market Day in Mexico, April 1962
Physical Description: Iodine and glue on paper 5.5 X 8.25 inches

Peruvian Temple, April 1962
Physical Description: White acrylic, glue, and iodine on paper 5.5 X 8.5 inches

Monorail, April 1962
Physical Description: Iodine and white ink on paper 5.5 X 8.5 inches

The Transparent [...], July 1962?
Physical Description: Iodine and black ink on paper 8.5 X 9.625 inches

Laughing Putsch Jammer, July 1, 1962
Physical Description: Iodine on paper 8.5 X 11

White Death, July 1962
Physical Description: Black ink on paper 4 X 6.625 inches

cannabis sativa and friends, July 1962
Physical Description: Abstract inking in a hand-made stiff card frame with backing 6.75 X 9.75 inches

Steel Mills, July 1, 1962
Physical Description: Multi-media collage in a hand-made stiff card frame 6.75 X 9.75 inches
Scope and Content
Inscribed by levy to "Jim + Char."

i remember streetcars, July 28, 1962
Physical Description: Multi-media collage in a hand-made stiff card frame 6.75 X 9.75 inches
Scope and Content
Inscribed by levy to "Jim + char."

Carol, October 29, 1962
Physical Description: Three-color acrylic painting on paper 8.5 X 11 inches

"Guage-Eye View of Greenwich Village", 1962
Physical Description: Acrylic on paper with stiff paper frame 5.75 X 8.25 inches

Picnic, November 1962
Physical Description: Acrylic on paper with stiff paper frame 4.5 X 7 inches

"Sappho", December 25, 1962
Physical Description: Acrylic on paper with stiff paper frame 7 X 9.5 inches

Phaedra II, February 1963
Physical Description: Acrylic on paper with stiff paper frame 6.75 X 9.375 inches

"Chicago Green", July 1963
Physical Description: Acrylic on paper with stiff paper frame 6.125 X 8.625

The Last Cathedral, August 1963
Physical Description: Acrylic on paper with stiff paper frame 6.5 X 9 inches

"Creelyum", November 1963
Physical Description: Ink and acrylic on paper with a stiff paper overlay with an irregular cut out to reveal the image

"Prosodium", 1963
Physical Description: Multi-media work on cardstock and paper 5.5 X 7.5 inches
Scope and Content
Inscribed by levy on verso: "Prosodium / Merry Christmas + A Happy New Year / d.a. levy / 1963"

Sub-series 2: Undated Artwork, undated
Physical Location: Items in this sub-series are filed in Oversized Box 1.

Tree #1, undated
Physical Description: Iodine, glue, and graphite pencil on paper 5.5 X 8.5 inches

Tree #2, undated
Physical Description: Iodine and glue on pape 5.5 X 8.5 inches

Tree #3, undated
Physical Description: Iodine, mercurochrome, graphite pencil, and white paint on paper 5.5 X 8.5 inches

Landscape #1, undated
Physical Description: Iodine, mercurochrome, graphite pencil, white paint, and glue on paper 3.75 X 8.5 inches

Hopping Enter, undated
Physical Description: Iodine and glue on paper 5.5 X 8.5 inches

Palenque #1, undated
Physical Description: Ink and colored pencils on tracing paper 6 X 6 inches
Scope and Content
This work is in the same style as Piedras Negras.

Palenque #2, undated
Physical Description: Ink and colored pencils on tracing paper 6 X 6 inches
Scope and Content
This work is in the same style as Piedras Negras.

Sub-series 3: Items Related to levy's Artwork, 1963, undated
Box 3 / Folder 2
"ABSTRACT PAINTINGS" price list, 1963
Scope and Content
Lists 23 pieces of artwork for sale, annotated by levy.
Box 3 / Folder 3
Cleveland Museum Art, Announcement for 45th May Show, undated
Box 3 / Folder 4
The Free Lance Poets and the Tiff Studio Christmas Festival Party, flyer, undated
Scope and Content
Notes "Painting on Display by D. A. Levy."
Box 3 / Folder 5
PAFAC (Parma Area Fine Arts Council) Festival, flyer, undated
Box 3 / Folder 6
Westgate Art Show, poster, July 12, 13, 14

Series 7: Photographs Taken by d. a. levy, 1957-1958, undated
Box 3 / Folder 7
Joe Levey standing in front of an automobile, January 8, 1958
Box 3 / Folder 8
Carol Levey in kitchen, April 1958
Box 3 / Folder 9
Dirt road going off into a field, April 1958
Box 3 / Folder 10
Factory buildings from a distance, December 1957
Physical Description: Annotated on verso by levy.
Box 3 / Folder 11
Bridge over a canal, December 29, 1957
Physical Description: Annotated on verso by levy.
Box 3 / Folder 12
Automobile in driveway, undated
Physical Description: Annotated on verso by levy.
Box 3 / Folder 13
Three horses in a corral, undated
Box 3 / Folder 14
Dog, April 1958
Box 3 / Folder 15
Barn with collapsed roof (tornado destruction), undated
Physical Description: Annotated on verso by levy.
Box 3 / Folder 16
Tree torn out of the ground (tornado damage), undated
Physical Description: Annotated on verso by levy.
Box 3 / Folder 17
Wrecked apartment building (tornado damage), undated
Physical Description: Annotated on verso by levy.
Box 3 / Folder 18
Eight photographic negatives, all picturing landscapes, undated
Physical Description: 42 X 65 mm

Series 8: Letters and Cards (Correspondence) from d. a. levy, 1950-1968
Scope and Content
See the Maser catalog for a complete and detailed description of the contents of each piece of correspondence.

Sub-series 1: Cards to Mom and Dad (early youth), undated
Box 3 / Folder 19
"From Darryl L. to Mother", undated
Box 3 / Folder 20
"To Mother and father and Jimmy...", undated
Physical Description: Crayon and pencil drawing.
Box 3 / Folder 21
"To Dad", January 29, 195?
Physical Description: Hand-made card.
Box 3 / Folder 22
"I love you / Get well...", undated
Physical Description: Hand-made card.
Box 3 / Folder 23
Valentine's day card, undated
Physical Description: Envelope addressed to "Mommy."
Box 3 / Folder 24
Get-well card, undated
Box 3 / Folder 25
Easter card, undated
Box 3 / Folder 26
Easter card, undated
Box 3 / Folder 27
Valentine's day cards (2), undated
Physical Description: One card addressed to "Mom and Dad"; the other is for "Mother" with key words underlined.
Box 3 / Folder 28
Christmas card, undated

Sub-series 2: Letters and Cards to Carol and Joseph Levey, 1963-1967, undated
Box 3 / Folder 29
Envelope from US Naval Training Center, November, 1960
Physical Description: Includes annotations by levy.
Box 3 / Folder 30
Christmas card, undated
Box 3 / Folder 31
"Patchen Card" (n. 125, series R), undated
Box 3 / Folder 32
Postcard, June, 1963?
Box 3 / Folder 33
Note on yellow paper, undated
Box 3 / Folder 34
levy's "Ankara" card, August 1963
Box 3 / Folder 35
Czaban's "Night Garden" card, August 1963
Box 3 / Folder 36
levy's "Ankara" card, September 1963
Box 3 / Folder 37
Postcard, January 1964
Box 3 / Folder 38
"Poets Read at the Gate" notice, May 1964
Box 3 / Folder 39
"dear parents", undated
Box 3 / Folder 40
Index card, September 1965
Box 3 / Folder 41
Empty envelope addressed to Mr. Joseph Levey, June 1966
Box 3 / Folder 42
Note on mimeo periodical, undated
Box 3 / Folder 43
"Suburban Monastery Death Poem" tabloid newsprint, June 1967
Physical Description: Annotated by levy
Box 3 / Folder 44
Empty 11 X 9 envelope addressed to Carol Levey, undated
Physical Description: Annotated by levy
Box 3 / Folder 45
Note with an envelope addressed to "Carol, Joseph, Jim, Sandy & Jimmy", undated
Scope and Content
Note is from levy. Later annotated on the verso with a note about levy by his mother Carol, in 1971.

Sub-series 3: Letters to Jim and Charlene Levey, 1960-1967
Scope and Content
This sub-series includes letters, postcards, and other correspondence sent to Jim and/or Charlene Levey, levy's brother and sister-in-law. Dates are often the postmark date as many of the letters and cards are undated themselves. More detailed descriptions of this correspondence, including brief abstracts, can be found in the Maser catalog.
Arrangement
Items are arranged in chronological order, as best can be determined.
Box 3 / Folder 46
Picture postcard, December 18, 1960
Box 3 / Folder 47
Picture postcard, September 19, 1960
Box 3 / Folder 48
Two-page autograph letter, signed, in blue ballpoint pen, undated
Box 3 / Folder 49
Two-page autograph letter, signed, in pencil, undated
Box 3 / Folder 50
One-page autograph letter, signed, on US Navy letterhead, October 2, 1960
Box 3 / Folder 51
Two-page autograph letter, signed, in pencil, on US Navy letterhead, October 12, 1960
Box 3 / Folder 52
Two-page autograph letter, signed, in pencil, October 22, 1960
Box 3 / Folder 53
Two-page, autograph letter, signed, in pencil, October 30, 1960
Box 3 / Folder 54
One-page autograph letter, signed, in pencil, October 31, 1960
Box 3 / Folder 55
One-page autograph letter, signed, November 7, 1960
Scope and Content
The verso includes in pencil a full-page poem, titled "Within the twisted imagination of mankind," dated 2-9-61 and initialed by James Levey.
Box 3 / Folder 56
Two-page autograph letter, signed, undated
Box 3 / Folder 57
Two-page autograph letter, signed, January 5, 1961
Box 3 / Folder 58
Two-page autograph letter, signed, January 28, 1961
Box 3 / Folder 59
Two-page typed letter, signed, February 16, 1961
Box 3 / Folder 60
Two-page autograph letter, signed, in blue ballpoint pen, undated
Box 3 / Folder 61
Two-page autograph letter, signed, in blue ballpoint pen, March 10, 1961
Box 3 / Folder 62
Two-page autograph letter, signed, in blue ballpoint pen, April, 1961
Box 3 / Folder 63
Two-page autograph letter, signed, March 22, 1962
Box 3 / Folder 64
Postcard, September 16, 1962
Box 3 / Folder 65
One-page autograph letter, signed, 1963?
Box 3 / Folder 66
Picture postcard, June 18, 1963
Box 3 / Folder 67
Czaban's "Night Garden" card, August 5, 1963
Box 3 / Folder 68
"Un 'POP ART'" postcard, August 5, 1963
Box 3 / Folder 69
Picture postcard, January 25, 1964
Box 3 / Folder 70
Picture postcard, May 16, 1964
Box 3 / Folder 71
Konyecsni's "Birds" card, July 23, 1964
Box 3 / Folder 72
Picture postcard, November 1964
Box 3 / Folder 73
Eight leaves torn from a book on Asian art, September 21, 1966
Box 3 / Folder 74
"Care Package #6", June 1966
Scope and Content
Includes a Walter Keane promotional booklet and three Keane painting postcards.
Box 3 / Folder 75
Two stickers: "LEGAL-/IZE POETRY" and "HANDS/OFF/LEVY", January 16, 1967
Box 3 / Folder 76
Empty envelopes sent to James and Charlene Levey, 1961-1967
Physical Description: Some include notes in levy's hand.
Box 3 / Folder 77
Postcard from a non-relative, addressed to Sandy and Jimmy Levey, September 22, 1963

Sub-series 4: No Named Recipient, undated
Box 3 / Folder 78
Four items sent to unidentified recipient(s), undated
Box 3 / Folder 79
"How Long Blues" typed lyrics, undated
Physical Description: Single sheet of pink paper, folded and glued to form a narrow envelope.
Scope and Content
The typed lyrics do not conform to any located original or cover versions of this song.

Sub-series 5: "Neal Emerson Dubber" Correspondence, 1968
Scope and Content
Two items in an unmailed envelope addressed to Morris Edelson of Madison, Wisconsin. "Neal Emerson Dubber" is believed by some to be a pseudonym that levy used.
Box 3 / Folder 80
One-page typed letter, signed, on Love Non-Profit Publications letterhead, November 6, 1968
Scope and Content
Includes a two-page poem titled "peg," handwritten and signed "Neal Emerson Dubber."
Box 3 / Folder 81
Untitled, aka, "why did i leave ohio?" (poem), 1968
Physical Description: Collage combining clipped images and handwritten text by levy. Signed, "d.a. levy cleveland 1968."

Series 9: Biographical Materials, 1955-1988

Sub-series 1: Childhood Materials, 1954-1960, undated
Box 3 / Folder 82
Childhood scribbles in black crayon, undated
Box 3 / Folder 83
"Duplicate Picture Drawn for Jonnie Meiser by Darryl", undated
Physical Description: Pencil drawing of a monster with the heading "Lets Twist."
Box 3 / Folder 84
Envelope in child's hand to Darryl Levy, July 29, 1958
Physical Description: Note on verso "THINK Big! Sew What!..."
Box 3 / Folder 85
Abstract watercolor, undated
Box 3 / Folder 86
Drawing of a house in colored pencil, undated
Box 3 / Folder 87
Painting of a house, trees, and a driveway in watercolor, undated
Box 3 / Folder 88
Class photo, "Mr. Kalal's Grade 6 class, John Muir School, Parma, Ohio", April 23, 1954
Physical Description: levy appears bottom row, third from right. Signed by 17 of his classmates.
Box 3 / Folder 89
"First Class Scout" printed citation issued to "Darryl Levy", January 13, 1959
Box 3 / Folder 90
Report cards, 1955-1960
Box 3 / Folder 91
Commencement program, James Ford Rhodes High School, 1960
Box 3 / Folder 92
Graduation portrait photograph of levy, 1960?
Box 3 / Folder 93
Automobile learner's permit (for levy), January 13, 1960

Sub-series 2: US Navy, 1960-1961
Box 3 / Folder 94
The Anchor, United States Naval Training Center, San Diego, CA., 1960
Scope and Content
Yearbook for levy's graduating naval basic training. levy appears in ten photographs, all of which are identified in pen "DA" by levy's mother, Carol.
Box 3 / Folder 95
Rating Recommendation Notice, USN, undated
Box 3 / Folder 96
Business card, Silver Shop, Tijuana, Mexico, 1961
Physical Description: Penned by levy on the verso

Sub-series 3: Richard Allen Morris and San Diego Materials, 1960-1962
Scope and Content
"During levy's short stint in the Navy he met painter Richard Allen Morris." Maser notes that Morris was an important influence on levy (Maser catalog, page 70)
Box 3 / Folder 97
Brushed Poems & a little PUTSCH, 1961
Physical Description: One of 100 numbered copies inscribed by Morris to levy.
Scope and Content
Included is a two-page handwritten letter from Morris to levy, presenting the book and describing the printing process used.
Box 3 / Folder 98
One-page typed letter from Morris to levy, June 1964
Box 3 / Folder 99
UPI wire story mailed to levy by Morris, undated
Physical Description: Includes handwritten note by Morris to levy.
Box 3 / Folder 100
Exhibition booklet, "1961: California: South", April 1961
Separated Material
The envelope, postmarked April 11, 1961, in which this item was mailed by levy to his brother Jim is found in the Correspondence to Jim and/or Charlene subseries.
Box 3 / Folder 101
Exhibition flyer, Richard Allen Morris, Artworks Galleries, San Diego, May 1962
Box 3 / Folder 102
Exhibition flyer, "Greenwich West Presents Improvisations: Robert Fries, Daniel Jackson, Richard Allen Morris", July 8, 1962
Box 3 / Folder 103
Exhibition flyer, Richard Allen Morris, i Gallery, November 26, 1963
Box 3 / Folder 104
Exhibition flyer, "Snap!! Crackle! & POP!: Pop Art in San Diego: Richard Allen Morris..." Southwestern College, Chula Vista, 1964
Physical Description: Includes note from levy to his brother Jim.
Box 3 / Folder 105
Exhibition program, Jazz production with paintings by Morris, Art Center in La Jolla, undated
Physical Description: The program prints three poems by Morris.
Box 3 / Folder 106
Show/gallery opening, "Announcing the opening of i Gallery" (with Richard Allen Morris represented), undated
Box 3 / Folder 107
Sam Francis show opening poster, i Gallery, September-October, 196?
Box 3 / Folder 108
Fred Mitchell show opening poster, i Gallery, undated
Box 3 / Folder 109
"How to Run a Coffee House" by Bob Stane, The Upper Cellar, San Diego, 1960

Sub-series 4: Newspaper Clippings, 1951-1968
Scope and Content
There are over 90 clippings from newspapers, all relating to the life and career of levy. The bulk of the articles pertain to levy's legal troubles, while others deal with the Cleveland poetry scene, the "hippie" scene, and political subjects.
Box 3 / Folder 110
Newspaper clippings, 1967-1968, undated
Alternate Form Available
Clippings in this file have been photocopied. Please use photocopies for reference purposes.

Newspaper clippings (oversized), 1951-1968, undated
Physical Location: Filed in Oversized Box 2
Physical Description: There are eight folders of oversized newspaper clippings.
Alternate Form Available
Clippings have been photocopied, unless their size was too large. Please use photocopies for reference purposes, when possible.

Series 10: Items from the Collection of d. a. levy, 1957-1968

Sub-series 1: d. a. levy "in Print" Scrapbook Pages, 1960-1968
Box 4 / Folder 1
Articles about d. a. levy, 1960-1968
Physical Location: Some items from this scrapbook are filed in Oversized Box 3
Scope and Content
A detailed description of the contents of this file is included in the Maser catalog (pp. 75-76). This file also includes a few items not included in Maser's description.
Box 4 / Folder 2
Works by levy, 1963-1968
Physical Location: Some items from this scrapbook are filed in Oversized Box 3
Scope and Content
A detailed description of the contents of this file is included in the Maser catalog (p. 77). This file also includes a few items not included in Maser's description.

Sub-series 2: Correspondence to levy, 1963-1968
Scope and Content
See the Maser catalog for a detailed descriptions of this correspondence, including a brief abstract of the contents of each letter or card.
Box 4 / Folder 3
Aitken, Bob, May 26, 1967
Box 4 / Folder 4
Armstrong, Harvey, undated, April 1968
Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 4 / Folder 5
Beck, George R., February 26, 1964
Box 4 / Folder 6
Berrefjord, Per, January 19, 1968, undated
Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 4 / Folder 7
Blazek, Douglas, November 19, 1966, November 19, 1968
Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 4 / Folder 8
Callahan, Jim, July 9, 1965
Box 4 / Folder 9
Carothers, R. L., January 17, 1968
Box 4 / Folder 10
Congdon, A. Kirby, February 1964
Box 4 / Folder 11
Curry, Andrew, November 6, 1964, June 6, 1966
Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 4 / Folder 12
DeLoach, Allen, October 1966
Box 4 / Folder 13
Edelson, Morris, undated
Box 4 / Folder 14
Fraser, Dave, September 1968
Box 4 / Folder 15
Freehafer, Edward G., February 13, 1964
Box 4 / Folder 16
Friedman, Ken, December 8, 1966
Box 4 / Folder 17
Ginsberg, Allen, September 28, 1966, undated, undated
Physical Description: 3 letters.
Restrictions on Use
Restrictions apply to duplication of these items. See Special Collections and Archives staff for more information.
Box 4 / Folder 18
Harris, David W., September 19, 1966
Box 4 / Folder 19
Krech, Richard, March 1968
Box 4 / Folder 20
Kryss, Tom, August 1, 1968
Box 4 / Folder 21
Kuch, J. D., July 3, 1968
Box 4 / Folder 22
Lane, Brian, circa December 1967
Box 4 / Folder 23
Malanga, Gerard, September 7, 1968
Box 4 / Folder 24
Mara, April 1968
Physical Description: 3 cards
Box 4 / Folder 25
Marvin, Walter Rumsey, February 14, 1964, January 25, 1965
Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 4 / Folder 26
McGowan, Richard C., March 1968
Box 4 / Folder 27
Miller, Brown, September 27, 1966
Box 4 / Folder 28
Montgomery, George, undated
Box 4 / Folder 29
O'Connelly, Barbara, undated
Box 4 / Folder 30
Payne, Vernon, March 25, 1964
Physical Description: Typed, postcard--one of levy's Un-'POP ART' cards (three legged introvert)
Box 4 / Folder 31
Pelli, Elena, September 28, 1968
Box 4 / Folder 32
Philpott, Wayne, undated
Box 4 / Folder 33
Puw, Lyndon and Chrissie, undated
Box 4 / Folder 34
Randall, Margaret, August 11, 1964, July 8, 1965
Box 4 / Folder 35
Rieder, Rolla, September 27, 1968
Box 4 / Folder 36
Rutherford, J. S., June 30, 1968
Box 4 / Folder 37
Ryan, L. Dolores, May 27, 1964
Box 4 / Folder 38
Rygulla, Ralf-Rainer, February 1968
Box 4 / Folder 39
Savarino, Paula, March 1968
Box 4 / Folder 40
RJS, undated
Box 4 / Folder 41
Swanberg, Ingrid, undated
Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 4 / Folder 42
Tidler, Charles, undated
Box 4 / Folder 43
Wagner, D. r., undated
Physical Description: 2 postcards
Box 4 / Folder 44
Williams, Loring, December 10, 1963, June 13, 1964
Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 4 / Folder 45
Wood, Jennings, March 11, 1964
Box 4 / Folder 46
Wyatt, Bill, March 1968, November 1968
Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 4 / Folder 47
Unknown sender (possibly D. r. Wagner or Barbara Connelly), undated
Physical Description: Leaf torn from a 19th century book; annotated:
Box 4 / Folder 48
Unknown sender, undated
Physical Description: Commercial Christmas card
Box 4 / Folder 49
Unknown sender (possibly Jack Grapes), August 1968
Physical Description: Empty envelope addressed to levy

Sub-series 3: Books Inscribed to, Inscribed by, or with a Connection to levy, 1909-1968
Physical Description: Most of the items in this sub-series are inscribed to levy.
Scope and Content
See the Maser catalog for a complete and detailed description of each of the publications included in this sub-series.
Box 4 / Folder 50
Bukowski, Charles. All the Assholes in the World and Mine, 1966
Box 4 / Folder 51
Delehanty, Trevor X. Atlas Schatt!, 1964
Box 4 / Folder 52
Deutsch, Joel. Deliveries, 1966
Box 4 / Folder 53
Fowler, Gene. Shaman Songs, 1967
Box 4 / Folder 54
Hickle, Beverly J. Above and Beyond: American Haiku, 1967
Box 4 / Folder 55
Irving, Washington. Legends of the Alhambra, 1909
Box 4 / Folder 56
Krech, Richard. Mythology for the Peoples Liberation, 1968
Box 4 / Folder 57
Kryss, Tom. Poem for levy & Dagmar, 1967
Physical Description: This is a handmade book with a binding created from a well-worn work shirt, bound with cord.
Box 4 / Folder 58
Kryss, Tom. Look at the Moon then Wipe the Light from Your Eyes and Tell Me What You See and Other Obscurities, 1968
Box 4 / Folder 59
Norse, Harold (translator). The Roman Sonnets of Giuseppe Gioachino Belli, 1960
Box 4 / Folder 60
O'Connelly, Barbara. The Next Perhaps, 1967
Box 4 / Folder 61
Padgett, Ron. In Advance of the Broken Arm, 1964
Physical Description: Illustrations by Joe Brainard.
Box 4 / Folder 62
Patchen, Kenneth. Because It Is: Poems and Drawings, 1960
Box 4 / Folder 63
Patchen, Kenneth. Poems of Humor & Protest, 1964
Box 4 / Folder 64
Randall, Margaret. October, 1965
Box 4 / Folder 65
Sorcic, James. Fire in the Sun: Poems, 1968
Box 4 / Folder 66
Wagner, D. r. April 15 April 16, 1966
Box 4 / Folder 67
Wagner, D. r. 18th Dynasty Egyptian Automobile Turnon, 1966-1967
Physical Description: Second edition with printed dedication to levy and others.

Sub-series 4: Artwork, Manuscripts, and Books by or Published by Clevelanders, 1961-1968
Scope and Content
See the Maser catalog for a complete and detailed description of the items in this sub-series.
Box 5 / Folder 1
Atkins, Russell. Phenomena, 1961
Box 5 / Folder 2
Atkins, Russell. Two by Atkins: The Abortionist and The Corpse + Two Poetic Dramas to be Set to Music, 1963
Box 5 / Folder 3
Butcher, Grace. ... more stars than room for ..., 1966
Box 5 / Folder 4
Dowden, George. He or Genesis (a long, long story), 1968
Box 5 / Folder 5
Ferguson, Steve. A Prophecy - 1965, 1968
Box 5 / Folder 6
Keller, Walter R. Youngstown Unusable & Other Poems, 1966
Physical Description: Cover art and internal illustrations by R. Crumb.
Box 5 / Folder 7
Kirchenberger, Mike. Principles of Cartography, 1967
Box 5 / Folder 8
[Kryss, T. L.]. 25c for levy's defense, 1967
Box 5 / Folder 9
[Kryss, Tom]. Christmas 1967, 1967
Box 5 / Folder 10
Kryss, Tom. Original silk screen print, 1967
Physical Description: Small, dark blue print on a sheet of pale blue paper.
Box 5 / Folder 11
Kryss, Tom. Original silk screen print, 1968
Physical Description: Blue ink on white paper, mounted onto a stiff board backing.
Box 5 / Folder 12
Lenehan, Kathie. One: Poems, undated
Box 5 / Folder 13
Osinski, Franklin W. W. "Cleveland Scene: 1965-1968", undated
Box 5 / Folder 14
RJS. My Brain is Bleeding Like Niagara, 1967
Box 5 / Folder 15
RJS. Peaces, 1966
Physical Description: This copy of Peaces has a typed dedication sheet indicating that it is a presentation copy to levy, one of an edition of 20. Includes original tipped in ink drawing by RJS.
Box 5 / Folder 16
RJS. "R.J.S. vs the DRAFT BOARD", undated
Physical Description: "Photostat" of a 6-page densly-typed statement by RJS.
Box 5 / Folder 17
Schramm, [Irene]. [Untitled], 1964
Physical Description: Handmade book.
Box 5 / Folder 18
Swanberg, Ingrid. 23-line poem, "for d.a. levy", undated
Box 5 / Folder 19
Thomas, Don. Bitter Thorns, 1966
Box 5 / Folder 20
Thomas, Don. Starting Place: A Quartet. Book One: Autumn, 1966
Box 5 / Folder 21
Thomas, Don. "Skygrey Revisited", 1968
Physical Description: 2-page typed poem with holograph corrections.
Box 5 / Folder 22
Wagner, D. r. 18th Dynasty Egyptian Automobile Turnon, 1966
Physical Description: First edition.
Box 5 / Folder 23
Willie, The. The Cockroach Hotel, 1968
Physical Description: Cover and internal silk screens by Tom Kryss.

Sub-series 5: Items from the Cleveland Poetry Scene, 1965-1968, undated
Box 5 / Folder 24
Antioch College. Guest pass for "visiting scholar" levy, undated
Box 5 / Folder 25
La Cave: Cleveland's House of Folk Music. Advertising card, undated
Physical Description: Small card advertising appearances by Jose Feliciano, Phil Ochs, Judy Henske, Paul Phillips, and Tom Rush.
Box 5 / Folder 26
Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus. Summer session schedule booklet, 1968
Box 5 / Folder 27
[The Gate]. Announcement for reading by levy, Grace Butcher, and Kent Taylor, November 18, 196?
Box 5 / Folder 28
[The Gate]. "the Gate presents the third open poetry reading", undated
Scope and Content
Includes excerpts from levy's "Cleveland Undercovers," and Grace Butcher's "Meditation 12/15/65," as well as the statement "this may be yr last chance to see & hear d.a. levy before his next life."
Box 5 / Folder 29
Lakey's Speed Shop, Piqua, Ohio. Business card, undated
Box 5 / Folder 30
[levy, d.a.]. Mailing list, undated
Physical Description: 2-page typed mailing list with forty names.
Box 5 / Folder 31
[levy, d.a.]. Mailing list, undated
Physical Description: One-page typed mailing list with 31 names.
Box 5 / Folder 32
[levy, d.a.]. Poster, undated
Physical Location: Filed in Oversized Box 3
Physical Description: 14.5 X 23 inches
Scope and Content
Silk screen printed poster, the text of which reads "D.A. LEVY / is a Greaser! / TELEPATHS / A 'SUN' RISE / Tonight 8:30 Kelly Hall / francois villon of cleveland - reading poems on the murder of / The Cleveland Underground." Includes a pasted-on Xerox of a hand flipping the bird. May be signed by one "antioch."
Box 5 / Folder 33
Midnight Hour Light-Show Dance. Poster, undated
Physical Location: Filed in Oversized Box 3
Physical Description: 13.5 X 19.5 inches
Scope and Content
Poster for a light show by levy, Kent Taylor, and Joanie Czaban.
Box 5 / Folder 34
The Neo-American Church, undated
Physical Description: 12-page booklet outlining the tenants of this religious organization.
Scope and Content
See the Maser catalog for a detailed description of this item, along with an errata note submitted in 2009 by Kent Taylor in reference to this item.
Box 5 / Folder 35
Roach, Michal J. Portrait of a young woman used for levy's Poem for Julie, undated
Physical Location: Filed in Oversized Box 3
Box 5 / Folder 36
The Well: A Place of Refreshment, Cleveland, Ohio. Menu and statement of ideals, undated
Box 5 / Folder 37
Sub-series 6: The Second Trip West, 1963
Scope and Content
Two business cards (Capri Cafe Restaurant Cocktails Lounge, Tijuana, Mexico and Box Canyon Indian Store, Lupton, Arizona) from levy's, Taylor's, and Czaban, Jr.'s road trip to California, summer, 1963.

Sub-series 7: Photographs, 1964-1967, undated
Scope and Content
See the Maser catalog for a complete and detailed description of these photographs, many of which are annotated by levy.
Box 5 / Folder 38
Group photograph, July 1965
Scope and Content
L-R: Chris Torrance, John Williams, Bill Wyatt, Barry Taylor. Annotation on verso: "'4 Stoned Sages' of the West Wickam Dada Association / Defunct then as now..."
Box 5 / Folder 39
Berrefjord, Per and Anne, undated
Box 5 / Folder 40
Dagmar, undated
Box 5 / Folder 41
Egan, Rob and Anne, undated
Box 5 / Folder 42
levy, d.a., 1966
Physical Description: Two versions of the same photograph, one of which is a cropped close-up.
Scope and Content
Annotated on verso by levy: "foto By Mike Roach / levy 1966."
Box 5 / Folder 43
Levey, Sandy, undated
Scope and Content
A photograph of levy's niece, at a very young age.
Box 5 / Folder 44
Leighton, Ann, December 1964
Box 5 / Folder 45
Pederson, Ed, 1964
Box 5 / Folder 46
Pircher, Barry Edgar, undated
Box 5 / Folder 47
Randall, Margaret and family, 1964
Box 5 / Folder 48
Wagner, D. r., 1967
Box 5 / Folder 49
Three musicians performing outside, possibly taken at the Congress shoot, undated
Box 5 / Folder 50
Crowd at an outdoor reading, possibly taken at the Museum Sit-In, undated
Box 5 / Folder 51
Stone steps (uncredited photograph), undated
Box 5 / Folder 52
House pilings (uncredited photograph), undated

Sub-series 8: Periodicals with a Direct Connection to levy, 1964-1969
Box 5 / Folder 53
Avant-Garde #8, 1969
Physical Location: Filed in Oversized Box 3
Box 5 / Folder 54
Diamond Sangha, v. 4, n. 4, 1964
Box 5 / Folder 55
Intrepid III, July 1964
Box 5 / Folder 56
Kauri 3, 1964
Box 5 / Folder 57
Ohio Authors & Composers 1964, 1964
Box 5 / Folder 58
Poetry, v. 108, n. 2, 1966
Box 5 / Folder 59
PM Newsletter #16, 1968

Sub-series 9: Cleveland Periodicals, 1960-1966
Box 5 / Folder 60
Fenn College Poetry Forum XIV Worksheets, March 13, 1964
Box 5 / Folder 61
Fenn Literary Omnibus 1964 Volume II, 1964
Box 5 / Folder 62
XVc, undated
Scope and Content
Prints Kent Taylor's long poem "Cleveland."
Box 5 / Folder 63
Fine Arts: A Weekly Guide, v. 13, n. 645, 1966
Scope and Content
Features article by Adelaide Simon "Swingers at the Gate," which mentions levy, Jim Lowell, Kent Taylor, and others from the Cleveland poetry scene.
Box 5 / Folder 64
The Free Lance, v. 4, n. 1, 1957
Box 5 / Folder 65
The Free Lance, v. 5, n. 1, 1960
Box 5 / Folder 66
The Free Lance, v. 10, n. 1, 1966
Scope and Content
Reviews and mentions several of levy's works, and notes a levy reading at Cleveland State University with Salamon and Atkins, as well as the Gate reading series.
Box 5 / Folder 67
The Radical Voice, v. 1, n. 2, 1964
Scope and Content
Includes a book review by Kent Taylor of Clancy Sigal's novel Going Away.
Box 5 / Folder 68
Sum #1 (Lakewood, Ohio), undated

Sub-series 10: Other Periodicals, 1962-1968
Box 6 / Folder 1
Anarchy, v. 7, n. 9, 1967
Box 6 / Folder 2
blewointment, v. 5, n. 2, 1968
Box 6 / Folder 3
Blue Beat 1, 1964
Box 6 / Folder 4
The Crusader, v. 5, n. 1, 1963
Box 6 / Folder 5
The Eight-Pager: A Happening in 8 Parts. Series 1, part three: The Orange Satori, undated
Box 6 / Folder 6
Foxfire, v. 2, n. 1, 1968
Box 6 / Folder 7
Innerspace, v. 1, n. 1, 1966
Box 6 / Folder 8
Input, v. 1, n. 2, 1964
Box 6 / Folder 9
Input, v. 1, n. 3, 1964
Box 6 / Folder 10
Intermedia, v. 1, n. 5, undated
Box 6 / Folder 11
Lines #1, 1964
Box 6 / Folder 12
Lynx, v. 1, n. 1, 1962
Box 6 / Folder 13
Mother Eight, undated
Box 6 / Folder 14
Poet, v. 5, n. 2 & 3, 1964
Box 6 / Folder 15
Poetry Newsletter. Advertising flyer for number 2, undated
Box 6 / Folder 16
Poor Old Tired Horse 12, undated
Box 6 / Folder 17
Potpourri 9, 1967
Box 6 / Folder 18
Sun, November 17, 1968
Physical Description: Two copies
Box 6 / Folder 19
Van Guard, v. 1, n. 1, undated
Box 6 / Folder 20
Wild Dog #6, 1963
Box 6 / Folder 21
Yowl #7, undated

Sub-series 11: Books from the Library of d. a. levy, 1961-1970, undated
Separated Material
All materials in this series have been separated from the archival collection and cataloged in the KentLINK catalog. This has been done so that these publications can be collocated with existing author publications previously acquired and placed in the Special Collections and Archives book collection.

Sub-series 12: Materials for the Study of Eastern Religion, 1966-1968, undated
Scope and Content
See the Maser catalog for a complete and detailed description of the contents of this sub-series.
Box 6 / Folder 22
Typed notes, undated
Box 6 / Folder 23
Portfolio with mimeos or photocopies of aspects of instruction, undated
Box 6 / Folder 24
Kantaka, v. IV, n. 1 and 2, 1968
Box 6 / Folder 25
Tozan's Sixty Blows: Commentary on Mumokan, Chapter 15, undated
Box 6 / Folder 26
Zazen, v. 1, n. 1, 1966

Sub-series 13: Image Reference Materials, 1946-1950, undated
Box 6 / Folder 27
Vargas Girls illustrations, 1960s?
Box 6 / Folder 28
Buttera illustrations for Aphrodite by Pierre Louys, 1940-1950
Box 6 / Folder 29
Photos of women from men's magazines and centerfolds, 1960s?
Box 6 / Folder 30
Figure Photography Annual Seven, undated
Box 6 / Folder 31
Savage illustrations for Droll Stories by Balzac, 1946
Box 6 / Folder 32
City scene and Japanese brochure, undated

Sub-series 14: Other Printed Materials, 1960-1974, undated
Scope and Content
See the Maser catalog for a complete and detailed description of the contents of this sub-series. Some of these items appear to have been sent to levy's family after his death.
Box 6 / Folder 33
Augtwofive items, undated
Box 6 / Folder 34
Banker, Lynn. Envelope, July 1966
Box 6 / Folder 35
Circle of Loving Companions, 1968
Box 6 / Folder 36
DePew, Wally. Unsigned artwork, undated
Box 6 / Folder 37
Ellis, Craig. Napalm: Rice Paper, 1970
Box 6 / Folder 38
Ferguson, Steve. "The Pillheads", 1965
Physical Description: Photocopied drawing
Box 6 / Folder 39
Freedom Now from the Draft and War. Committee for Nonviolent Action, War Resisters League, Student Peace Uniion, and Catholic Worker., undated
Box 6 / Folder 40
"God of Hellfire" poster, undated
Physical Location: Filed in the 11th floor map case.
Box 6 / Folder 41
Keane monochrome, undated
Box 6 / Folder 42
Lawrence, D. H. Excerpts from the Unpublished Private Letters..., undated
Box 6 / Folder 43
Postcards with Asian themes, undated
Box 6 / Folder 44
Postcard. "Keep Smiling the Boss Loves Idiots", 1960
Box 6 / Folder 45
Price, Orris. Selected Poems, 1974
Box 6 / Folder 46
Provo Manifesto, undated
Box 6 / Folder 47
SDS. Student handbook: 100 years of decay, undated
Box 6 / Folder 48
Texarcana warning sticker, 1962
Box 6 / Folder 49
Vandt, Linda. Two erotic drawings, undated
Box 6 / Folder 50
Williams, John. Review of A Historian Looks at the American High School by Henry S. Commager, undated
Box 6 / Folder 51
Loverly envelopes, undated
Box 6 / Folder 52
Articles on hippies, bikers, and religion (various sources), 1965, 1968, undated
Box 6 / Folder 53
The Premier World Stamp Album, 1960
Scope and Content
levy's personal stamp album. This item was donated to the collection by James Levey.
Box 6 / Folder 54
Los Angeles Free Press, v. 4, n. 20 and 21, May 19 and May 26, 1967
Scope and Content
These issues of the LA Free Press appear to have no content directly related to levy. These items are not included in the Maser catalog.
Box 6 / Folder 55
West Life, v. 18, n. 37, June 4, 1962
Scope and Content
This issue of West Life appears to have no content directly related to levy. This item is not included in the Maser catalog.

Sub-series 15: Drawings by Others, undated
Scope and Content
The materials in this sub-series are not noted in the Maser catalog.
Box 6 / Folder 56
Eye flower drawing, undated
Box 6 / Folder 57
"Printed circuits and diagrams" by Steve [last name illegible], undated

Sub-series 16: Posthumous levy Ephemera, 1974, 1988, undated
Box 6 / Folder 58
Sears brand Bolt Action Single Shot .22 Rifle Model 41. Instruction booklet, undated
Box 6 / Folder 59
Cleveland, v. 3, n. 1, 1974
Scope and Content
Includes Derek VanPelt's article "Death of a Poet."
Box 6 / Folder 60
days of rain and fire: d.a. levy 20 years after. Flyer for this event, 1988
Box 6 / Folder 61
Coventry Reader. "Days of Rain and Fire" issue, 1988
Physical Location: Filed in Oversized Box 3
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