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Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I. Works and Related Materials, 1965-2003

Series II. Photographs, circa 1970s

Series III. Works by Others, 1971-2002

University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Victor Bockris and Andrew Wylie:

A Preliminary Inventory of Their Collection in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center



Creator: Bockris, Victor (1949- ) and Wylie, Andrew
Title: Victor Bockris and Andrew Wylie Collection
Dates: 1965-2003 (bulk 1972-1976)
Abstract: This collection represents the writing collaboration between Victor Bockris and Andrew Wylie during the 1970s.
Extent: 7 boxes, 1 galley folder, 1 oversize folder (2.94 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Scope and Contents

This collection represents the writing collaboration between Victor Bockris and Andrew Wylie during the 1970s. It is divided into three series: I. Works and Related Materials, 1965-2003; II. Photographs, circa 1970s; III. Works by Others, 1971-2002.

Series I. comprises the bulk of the collection, and is divided into three subseries. Subseries A. Subject Files, contains typescripts and tearsheets for works written by Bockris and Wylie, and published under the name Bockris-Wylie. The contents are arranged alphabetically by the last names of the subjects. It includes drafts and typescripts for their book Ali: Fighter, Poet, Prophet, as well as many interviews published in a variety of periodicals, including The Coldspring Journal, The Drummer, and Oui. Some of the notable subjects are William S. Burroughs, Salvador Dali, Mick Jagger, François Truffaut, and Andy Warhol.

Subseries B. is arranged by title and contains works written individually by Bockris or Wylie, and with various collaborators, as well as interviews used for two books, How I Learned to Like Myself, and "The Life of Poetry." The latter two works contain interviews of multiple subjects.

Subseries C. Correspondence and Project Files is comprised of correspondence to Bockris and Wylie from Gerard Malanga, Aram Saroyan, and other various correspondents, as well as one folder of notes for various projects.

Series II. Photographs includes photographs of artists, musicians, and writers, some of whom were closely associated with Andy Warhol and the Factory, including Lou Reed and Holly Woodlawn. Other notable photographic subjects include Yoko Ono and John Lennon, Alice Cooper, and Patti Smith. The photographers are unknown for the bulk of the photographs.

Series III. contains works by others, some of which were edited by Bockris or Wylie, and published by Telegraph Books. Of interest are an inscribed copy of "Explosion of the Swan: Salvador Dali on Federico García-Lorca and Three Poems" by Gerard Malanga, and a typescript copy of "Judith" by Patti Smith.

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Restrictions

Access:

Open for research

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Related Material

The Ransom Center also has two boxes of manuscripts and correspondence relating to Telegraph Books acquired in 1974.

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Separated Material

Books, film, and sound recordings received with the Bockris-Wylie collection have been transferred to the appropriate departments in the Ransom Center.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Purchase, 2005 (Reg. no. 15408)

Processed by:

Hope Rider, 2007

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Container List

 

Series I. Works and Related Materials, 1965-2003

Subseries A. Subject Files, 1965-1976
Box Folder
1 Ali: Fighter, Poet, Prophet (1974)
1-6 Draft sections, handwritten and typed
7 Typescript
* Galleys (*removed to galley folders)
8 Book jackets and materials re Ali
9 Photographs
Box Folder
2 1 Amis, Martin [by Bockris]: "Martin Amis," interview transcript, tearsheet from Interview vol. IV, no. 3, 1976
2-5 Beach, Mary and Claude Pélieu: "The Last Interview in Black and White," interview transcripts, final typescript, tearsheet from The Coldspring Journal, no. 6 March-April 1975
6 Bogdanovich, Peter: "A Conversation with Peter Bogdanovich," interview transcripts, tearsheet from The Drummer, 8 April 1975
Burroughs, William
7 "1st interview" transcript, undated
Rolling Stone interview, circa 1976
8 Transcript with corrections, photocopy
9 Edited transcript
10 Colum, Padraic [by Wylie]: "Interview with Padraic Colum on James Joyce," interview transcript photocopy, September-November 1965
11 Cook, Peter and Dudley Moore: "Conversation with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore by . . . ," interview transcript photocopy, tearsheet from Oui, August 1975
Box Folder
3 1 Dali, Salvador: "A Conversation with Salvador Dali," interview transcripts, photographs, [Coldspring Journal , no. 7, 1975]
2 Dallesandro, Joe: "Viva Interview: Joe Dallesandro," interview transcript, tearsheet from Viva, undated
3-4 Halston: "Halston Interview," interview transcripts, photocopy clippings re Halston, circa 1974
5 Huston, John: "A Conversation with John Huston," tearsheet from The Drummer, 30 July 1974
6 Jagger, Mick: "The Mick Jagger Interview," interview transcripts, original and version sent to Playboy, undated
7 Johnson, Ray: "Mayday Ray Graduates Collage," tearsheet from The Drummer, 15 May 1973; correspondence and short works [mail art]
8 Mead, Taylor: "Taylor Mead on Five Dollars a Day," tearsheet from The Drummer, 22 January 1974
9 Michener, James: interview transcripts; tearsheets for "James Michener: Portrait of the American Novelist," by Jeff Goldberg, The Drummer, 13 November 1973
10 Morrissey, Paul: "Paul Morrissey 24 December 1973 at The Factory," interview transcript, photograph
11 Perich, Anton: "Who's That Playing with My Cable," tearsheet from The Drummer, 1 May 1973, clippings, photographs, publicity posters
12 Reed, Lou: "The Lou Reed Interview," interview transcript, Oui, 1974
13 Sanders, Ed: "Part I Early Days: The Fugs; 'The Family': An Interview with Ed Sanders" and "Part II Among the Damned: An Interview with Ed Sanders," interview transcripts, photographs, tearsheets from The Drummer, 5 and 12 June 1973
Box Folder
4 1 Saroyan, Aram: The Rest, Telegraph Press proofs, 1971; Telegrams: Aram Saroyan Special Issue, 1971 [edited by Bockris]
2 Schjeldahl, Peter: biographical notes, handwritten
3 Snyder, Jimmy "The Greek": interview transcript
4 Truffaut, François: "Conversation: François Truffaut by . . . ," interview transcript photocopy, tearsheet from Oui, September 1974
5 Van Sydow, Max: "Max Van Sydow: An Interview by . . . ," interview transcript and carbon typescript, Oui, 1973
Warhol, Andy
6 "Andy Warhol Tapes," transcripts 11-31 July 1973
7 "A Long Story about a Renaissance Man," article typescripts, photographs
8 Tearsheets from The Drummer: "Andy Warhol," 1 January 1974; "A Long Story About a Renaissance Man," 25 December 1973; "Warhol at Work," 9 October 1973
9 Wieners, John: "Twenty Hour Ballet: An Interview with John Wieners," interview transcript, photographs, for Contact no. 7
10 Wyman, Bill: "How Does it Feeeel . . . ," interview transcripts, tearsheet from The Drummer, 15 October 1974
Subseries B. By Title, 1971-2003
Box Folder
4 11 "100 Good Things" [by Bockris in collaboration with Patricia Loud], typescript, 1976
12 AliWarhol: The Video (2003) [by Bockris in collaboration with David Schmidlapp], press release
How I Learned to Like Myself (1975) [in collaboration with Gay Bryant]
Interview transcripts
13 Ali, Muhammad
14 Diller, Phyllis
15 Fiedler, Arthur, with letter
16 Michener, James, with letter
17 Mitchell, Martha
18 Polanski, Roman
19 Warhol, Andy
20 Typescript photocopy; publicity materials
* "Keys," large poetry cards, undated (*removed to oversize folder)
Box Folder
5 "The Life of Poetry" (unpublished, circa 1973)
Interview transcripts
1 Brown, Otis: "Brown is Beautiful"
2 Hawkins, Spike [in collaboration with Constance Pickard]: "I Am an Atmosphere Merchant"; poetry, 1973
3 Malanga, Gerard: "Confessions of an Ace"
4 Padgett, Ron: "Like Everybody Else"
5-7 Typescript photocopy
8 "13 bibliographies," typescripts and photocopies
9 Tenderloin [by Wylie], Telegraph Books signed proof, 1971
10 "What frightens you most?," interview transcripts, notes, typescript, tearsheet from Oui, undated
11 "What's better than sex?" phone survey for Oui transcripts, proofs, 1974
12 Zazzle: Andrew Wylie Special Issue, author's copy, 1971
Subseries C. Correspondence and Project Files, 1973-1976
Box Folder
5 Correspondence
13 Malanga, Gerard, 1973-1976; some photocopy poems included
14 Saroyan, Aram, 1974-1976
Box Folder
6 Various correspondents
1 1973-1975
2 1975-1976
3 Miscellaneous projects, notes

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Series II. Photographs, circa 1970s

Box Folder
6 4 Bockris, Victor, by Andrew Wylie
5 Brown, Otis; Larry Fagin; John Giorno
6 Butler, Bill; Victor Bockris; unidentifed, 1972
7 Cage, John, [by Anton Perich]
8 Cooper, Alice
9 Dice [poetry]
10 Gillespie, Dana
11 Hawkins, Spike
12 Loud, Pat
13 Miller, Mitch
14 Moore, Dudley
15 Ono, Yoko
16 Ono, Yoko; John Lennon; Edgar Winter, [by Anton Perich]
17 Pickard family
18 Reed, Lou; Alice Cooper; Anton Perich; Holly Woodlawn; Viva; Peter Cook and Judy Huxtable Cook
19 Reed, Lou; Holly Woodlawn
20 Saroyan, Aram
21 Schjeldahl, Peter and Andrew Wylie
22 Smith, Patti and Victor Bockris
23 Telegraph authors photo shoot, contact sheets
24 Viva
25 Waldman, [Anne], paintings by Alex Katz
26 Warhol, Andy with Mao paintings
27 Warhol, Andy, movie-related
28 Weatherly, Tom
29 Wieners, John and Gerrit Lansing; "March '73, on roof of apartment 20th & 3rd"
30 Wilcox, John, by Anton Perich
31 Woodlawn, Holly
32* Unidentified subjects [some by Peter Simon] (*oversize photograph removed to oversize folder)

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Series III. Works by Others, 1971-2002

Box Folder
6 33 Girodias, Maurice. "Communion of All the Suns: An Open Letter to Dane Rudhyar, Astrologer," typescript [for Coldspring Journal, 1976], correspondence, photographs
Box Folder
7 1 Joris, Pierre. The Fifth Season, inscribed proof, 1971
Malanga, Gerard
2 "Explosion of the Swan: Salvador Dali on Federico García-Lorca and Three Poems,"Sparrow 35 (Black Sparrow Press), August 1975, inscribed
3 "This is Charles Olson Speaking," typescript photocopy, 25 June 1975, inscribed
4 Various poems, photography, short works, typescripts and clippings
5 Reed, Lou. "All the pretty people,""Do angels need haircuts," typescript photocopies
6 Reich, Matthew, "Writings," typescript, poems, drawings
7 Robbins, Fred. Article re Liv Ullmann in Coq, tearsheet, undated
8 Saroyan, Aram. Annotated bibliography; six poems from Poetry in Motion, photocopies; family photographs
9 Smith, Patti, "Judith," poem typescript; various publicity materials, 1997-2002
10 Warhol, Andy. Articles, tearsheets, 1975
11 Weatherly, Tom. Articles; typescript photocopy; tearsheet from The Drummer, 19 June 1973
12 Unidentified. "Sunset," poem printed on orange cards and "Are you asleep. . . ," poem printed on yellow cards

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