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THE BILL CLAIRE/VOYAGES/ANAIS NIN ARCHIVE; a wealth of material all from the files of poet and editor William Claire of "Voyages"

NIN, Anais

Publication Date: 1973
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Claire met Anais Nin at the memorial service for publisher Alan Swallow in the basement of St. Mark's Church in New York City in 1966. A year later, after Claire, living in Washington, DC, had started his literary magazine, Voyages, Nin "spent much time and effort . acting like an upwardly eager associate editor. gushing with ideas and possibilities for future issues . she became deeply involved with every issue, including an early issue featuring women writers, in 1968. She sent me manuscripts from her friends on both the east and west coasts, and some from abroad. She was my most indefatigable advisory editor throughout the life of the publication, which ended in the early 1970s." Claire later organized a memorial service for her in Washington DC (of which there is much material in the folders). I. Material from Bill Claire's Files about Nin and VoyagesFile 1. Mimeographed program: Under the Sign of Pisces, Anais Nin and her circle, 2 copies; letters concerning the event; miscellaneous typed and mss pieces, mss of Claire's introduction, with many corrections; information about a Nin Cosmos Club event; letters and work being sent to Voyages upon the suggestion of Nin; broadside, "Thinking Anais Nin" signed by Claire. And much more. File 2: Notes and outline for a course on Nin by Claire, it was never taught.File 3: Program for a conference on Nin at Southampton Campus of Long Island University, May 27, 1994; Alberti, Frank. SEASON OF LIGHT. Kew Gardens, NY: dedicated to Anais Nin, inscribed by the author to William Claire, with a presentation TLS; photo copy of a group at the French Embassy reception for Nin; list of address from Nin's brother in envelope; (offprint) Hinz, Evelyn, "Excuse Me, it was all a dream: The Diary of Anais Nin: 1944-1947" inscribed by the author to Bill Claire; material from the calligrapher's guild, Chicago; calligraphic letter from Moira Gryphon; child's drawing with note from Moira Gryphon; APC from Moira Gryphon; calligraphic cards and notes from Moira GryphonFile 4: Snyder, Robert. ANAIS NIN OBSERVED, from a film portrait of a woman as artist. Inscribed by the author with publicity material laid in.; PR piece: the films of Ian Hugo; reprints of reviews of Nin books; Poets for Peace flyer, nd; Swallow Press press release for the Anais Nin reader, 1973; mimeo of letter from William Claire sent to people from Nin's addresses; small card printing Claire's "Thinking of Anais Nin."File 5: Reprint of "Rendezvous With Two Languages, on translating William Claire's "Thinking of Anais Nin" by Toyoko Yamamoto; broadside, "Think of Anais Nin" by William Claire; news release concerning the Nin Memorial; misc letters to Claire; TMS of Claire's talk at the Memorial; letters from Hiram Haydn (Hiram Haydn edited The American Scholar from 1944 to his death in 1973.); also misc. letters and cards to Claire.File 6: TLS from Jacques Barzun; letters from Nin bibliographer Ben Franklin V; several letters to Nin that have forwarded to Claire offering material to be printed in Voyages; several letters to Nin; letters from Hiram Haydn; offprint from The American Scholar; TLS from writer Daisy Aldan; file of letters to Claire at Voyages, etc.File 7: manila envelope of material about Henry Miller and Nin from publisher Roger Jackson; Letters from Ben Franklin V; corrected MSS of "Anais Nin: Thinking Back and Now: by William Claire (written for the Long Island University Conference on Nin); ALS: Annotation to Nin's Letters, by Bill Claire; photo copy of a TLS from Gunther Stuhlmann, Nin's editor; note on The Anais Nin Memorial Fellowship Fund; photo copy of a letter from Ian Hugo to James Merrill of the Merrill Foundation; notice of screening of Ian Hugo films; Under the Sign of Pisces: Anais Nin and Her Circle: Winter, 1978, Vol. 9, no. 1; program of the conference on Anais Nin: Southampton Campus, Long Island University, May 27, 1994; misc. letters to Claire about Nin and her work.File 8: File from the Nin celebration: Cla. Bookseller Inventory # 53595

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