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Contents List

   Container / Location    Title
 
Series I. Personal [series]:
  1  
Drawing of Chasen Gaver by Judy Byron
  1  
Literary resumes
  1  
Literary resumes
  1  
Passports
  1  
Alcoholics Anonymous coin
  1  
Awards
  1  
Obituaries and memorial service program
  1  
"A Darker Pair of Glasses," tribute to Gaver by friends and lovers
  1  
Address book
  1  
Gaver publicity
  1  
Out, Gaver featured on cover
  6  
Gaver publicity
  7  
Matted picture of Gaver on cover of Out
  7  
Award from the Federal Trade Commision to Gaver for contributoins on handling confidentiality and disclosure laws, 1987
  7  
"The Party's Over" artwork by Gaver, 1987
  4  
Judy Byron and Gaver publicity
  4  
Gaver's will
  12  
Scrapbook compiled by Gregory Ford
  17  
Postcards and souvenirs from trip to Greece, July 1986
  17  
Handmade buttons (Keith Haring illustration, Willi Smith photo, Pee Wee Herman [a.k.a. Paul Reubens] photo), postcard with photo titled "Apparitions to Americans: I"
 
Series II. Correspondence [series]:
  1  
"Important Correspondence 1986-1989"
  1  
"Important Correspondence 1986-1989"
  1  
"Important Correspondence 1986-1988"
  1  
"Important Correspondence 1984-1988"
  1  
"Important Correspondence 1974-1988"
  1  
Paul Bowles correspondence 1982-1987
  1  
Patricia Harris correspondence
  1  
Mayor Marion Barry correspondence
  17  
Correspondence with "Donald"
  19  
Gregory Ford correspondence, 1981-1984
  20  
Professional correspondence
 
Series III. Writings [series]:
  1  
Medical notebook 4/17/87 - 1/31/89
  1  
Medical notebook 2/2/89 - 3/10/89
  1  
"Fever journal" 10/87 - 6/88
  1  
"Fever journal" 10/87 - 6/88
  1  
"Fever journal" 10/87 - 6/88
  1  
"Miscellaneous items from journal"
  1  
"Miscellaneous items from journal"
  1  
"Mykonos"
  1  
Journal entries
  1  
Black Light, includes essay by Gaver
  1  
New Blood, Alternative Fiction and Poetry, includes poems by Gaver
  1  
The Garden State, includes poem by Gaver
  1  
The Gay Alternative, includes essay by Gaver
  1  
"Crash Pads," chapter 1
  1  
"Crash Pads," chapter 2:'The Ice Palace'
  1  
"Crash Pads," chapter 3: 'Mud Huts'
  1  
"Crash Pads," chapter 4: 'Beatniques'
  1  
"Idea"
  1  
"Pre-War"
  1  
"Put Your Hands on Your Head... (Simon Sez)"
  1  
"August"
  2  
"O' Solo"
  2  
"O' Solo"
  2  
"Lifeguard"
  2  
"Standing in the Shadows of Love"
  2  
"Contrabutions" [sic]
  2  
"Omnipotence's Flower Garden (Blessing Unwarranted)"
  2  
Short stories
  2  
"Emillie Cravedi's Refrigerator (a sequential collection of short stories and connecting paragraphs)"
  2  
Drafts of essays and reviews
  2  
Reviews for The Washington Blade (12-77 - 1/89)
  2  
Articles and reviews
  2  
Published poetry
  2  
"Tunnel Vision"
  2  
"Tables," a one act play
  2  
"Desk in Hell," a video play
  2  
"Fresh Out of Ideas," a video poem
  2  
"Fun," a screenplay (1/79 - 5/79)
  2  
"Personality Cult," a poetry cassette script
  2  
Poetry miscellany
  2  
Dirt magazine reunion
  2  
Straight/White/Male, includes essay by Gaver
  2  
Whose Woods These Are, includes poem by Gaver
  4  
Articles by Gaver from greater Philadelphia area
  5  
Impressions, Volume 5, 1986, includes poem by Gaver
  5  
The Party's Over, book by Gaver
  5  
Fennel Stalk, Winter 1987, includes poem by Gaver
  5  
Mouth of the Dragon, June 1975, includes poems by Gaver
  5  
Lip Service, Volume 1, Number 1, Spring/Fall 1987, includes poems by Gaver
  5  
Dirt, Fall 1980, includes articles by Gaver
  5  
Dirt, Volume 3, Issue 1, Summer 1980, includes poem and stories by Gaver
  5  
Dirt, Spring 1981, includes poems by Gaver
  5  
Dirt, Volume 5, Issue 1, Summer 1981, includes poem and article by Gaver
  5  
Chapbook, "A Book of One Performance"
  5  
Chapbook, "From Now Til Doomsday"
  5  
Chapbook, "Summer Beach Talk"
  6  
Poetry and articles
  9  
"Fire Book"
  10  
"Orange and Blue" 1/15/85 - 5/30/87
  11  
"Lightning" 7/1/88 - 1/27/89
  17  
"The Party's Over" uncompleted page proofs and illustrations
  18  
"The Party's Over" page proofs
  18  
Dirt, Winter 1980, page proofs, contains poem and article by Gaver
  18  
Stencils, used in illustrations for "The Party's Over"
  19  
Narrative to "Fire Books" (original)
  19  
"Armed 'Camp'"
  19  
"Too REEL for Hollywood"
  19  
"Love-a-dub-dub"
  19  
"Bizarre is in the Eye of the Beholder"
  19  
"You Too Can Save the President"
  19  
" WA lnut 2- 1939"
  19  
"Wet Paint"
  19  
"Try-Fling"
  19  
"MISS-Elaneous"
  19  
"poly-tic-tic-tick..."
  19  
Published work (partial)
  19  
"Don't Panic," "An Enduring Relationship," "#42"
  19  
"Souvenirs"
  20  
"Wild/Life"
  20  
"In Sickness and In Health"
  20  
"Temper, Temper"
  20  
"Air Tight"
  20  
"This Just In"
  20  
"Fresh Out of Ideas"
  20  
"Goody-Goody-Goody"
  20  
"Give the Dancers Castanets"
  20  
"Make It!"
  20  
"Natural Causes"
  20  
"No Surprises!"
  20  
"Any Excuse to Go Out"
  20  
"So-So-Systematic"
  20  
"Do More For Me!"
  20  
"Separate Vacations"
  20  
"Peekaboo!"
  20  
"Tunnel Vision"
  20  
Index of Writing
  20  
Untyped poems
  20  
Unfinished poems
  20  
"Terms" (for use in poems)
  21  
"Part III: Peak Seasons"
  21  
"Part IV: Social Change"
  21  
"Later..."
  21  
Poems
 
Series IV. Photographs [series]:
  15  
Photo album (friends and family, 1970's)
  15  
Gaver, 1988
  15  
Gaver with parents, ca. 1955
  15  
Gaver and father
  15  
Gaver's mother, Helen Gaver, ca. 1970's
  15  
Gaver with family, ca. 1969
  15  
Pamela (Chasen's sister) and Steve Somers with sons Joel and Bryan
  15  
Gaver with sisters Pamela and Jill, ca. 1980's
  15  
Gaver with Emillie Cravedi, ca. 1980
  15  
Negatives of Gaver with Emillie Cravedi, ca.1980
  15  
Booklet of Gaver publicity photos, 1981
  15  
Gaver with Marion Barry, ca. 1980's
  15  
Gaver with Effi Barry
  15  
Autographed photo of Bella Abzug given to Gaver
  15  
Gaver and Judy Byron
  15  
Gaver with Black Artists/White Artists members
  15  
Quilt and "skinny pix" negatives, 1989
  15  
Slides from Gaver's memorial service
  7  
Photo album 1989
  7  
Photo album ca. 1975
  7  
Photo album ca. 1975
  7  
Photo album ca. 1975
  13  
Family photographs 1970's
  13  
Family photographs 1970's, 1980's
  13  
Family photographs 1970's, 1980's
  13  
Millie Cravedi
  13  
"Publicity for GW performances and Out" ca. 1970's
  13  
Performances ca. 1978-1981
  13  
Gay and Lesbian Pride - 1983
  13  
"Publicity, Boston 1984"
  13  
Joker,' 'I'm One too,' 'Spy Phone,' 'Cat's Cradle,' 'Boston 1984'
  13  
"Ritz photos, Boston session 12/84"
  13  
"Ken Goggin 1984"
  13  
Greece 1985
  13  
"Publicity: fiorucci glasses, skull, microphone"
  13  
"Publicity: airplane, fiorucci glasses, scarf, empire state"
  13  
"Herb's performance, 20009's by Jim Marks"
  13  
"Boston #1, April 1986"
  13  
"'Stay or Go #1' April 1986"
  13  
"'Stay or Go #3' April 1986"
  13  
"Publicity: airplane, fiorucci glasses, scarf, empire state"
  13  
"Publicity March 1987"
  13  
"March 1987"
  13  
Gaver's AIDS quilt panel (outdoors)
  13  
Gaver's AIDS quilt panel (indoors)
  13  
"Skinny pix," Gaver with AIDS at 88 lbs., February 1989
  17  
Photos and negatives of apartment; photo of Gaver in "Beat: The Performance Poetry of Chasen Gaver"
  17  
"Arlington Arts Opening, January 1988"
  20  
Gaver on telephone; cars through rainy windshield
  8  
Negatives of Gaver by Emillie Cravedi, Daniel Cima, Rick Reinhart, 1977-78
  8  
Negatives of Gaver by Emillie Cravedi, Daniel Cima, Rick Reinhart, 1975-80
  8  
Negatives of Gaver by Emillie Cravedi, Daniel Cima, Rick Reinhart, 1975-84
  8  
Negatives of Gaver by Emillie Cravedi, Daniel Cima, Rick Reinhart, 1984-86
  8  
Negatives of Gaver by Emillie Cravedi, Daniel Cima, Rick Reinhart, 1986-88
 
Series V. Professional Files and Miscellany [series]:
  2  
Audiocassette inserts from "Downtown Details" (tr6945a); "Confession"/ "BeHe" (tr6946a); "Last Supper" (tr6947a); "Boston Tape" (tr6962a); and "In Common" (tr6979a).
  2  
Planet Detroit, an anthology of urban poetry
  2  
Out (April and June 1981)
  3  
Permissions and private funds for "Watershed" tapes
  3  
Washington, D.C. Arts Grant, 1978, 1981
  3  
Miscellaneous grant proposals, 1986
  3  
Expense notebook including grant receipts, 1978-1979
  3  
"Jumping to Conclusions cassette 1988"
  3  
"Photo session concepts 1986"
  3  
"National Theatre"
  3  
"Young Audiences"
  3  
"Black Artists/White Artists"
  3  
"Black Artists/White Artists Journal January 1988"
  3  
Medical miscellany
  4  
"Shaman," poem given to Gaver from friend
  5  
Artwork by Emillie Cravedi
  7  
Andy Warhol autographed map mentioning Halston
  15  
Andy Warhol autographed picture of Halston
  14  
Black scarf worn in Gaver's performances
  14  
Clown puppet prop used in "Ugly Side of Pretty"
  20  
Copyright registration certificates
  16  
"Miscellaneous items from journal" (original) [ RESTRICTED]
  16  
Whose Woods These Are (duplicate) [ RESTRICTED]
  16  
Out (duplicates) [ RESTRICTED]
  16  
"Louis' Eviction," from The Washington Review, 1980 (duplicates) [ RESTRICTED]
  16  
Photo duplicates [ RESTRICTED]
 
Series VI. Video and Audio Tapes [series]:
 
Video Tapes [subseries]:
 
"'Beat: The Performance Poetry of Chasen Gaver,' a video by Jamie Walter." (V-138)
 
"Beat Interviews, Cravedi; Lenny; Jamie (Chasen's copy)" (V-139)
 
Duplicate of V-139 (V-140)
 
"Performance pastiche/'Beat' Demo" (title on label); "Performance Pastiche: The Collaborations of Jack Guidone" (title on video) (V-141)
 
"Performance/Singing for The Party's Over book party 10/12/85, Edes House" (V-142)
 
"Fresh Out of Ideas" (1984), "Under Suspicion" (1984), "Desk in Hell" (1982), "Jackie Strikes Back," "Louise takes a Bath," "The Dishes," "The Boat" (V-143)
 
"Assault with a Deadly Rhythm," "Disappearing Act" (V-144)
 
"A Darker Pair of Glasses" (V-145)
 
"Original of 'Stay or Go?' Ferebee/Gaver" (V-146)
 
"Performance Poet Chasen Gaver in 'New Colors,' Washington, D.C., 3/17/85" (V-147)
 
Duplicate of V-147 (V-148)
 
"2/1/86, Perry Fitzhugh's Starcissm, Prince, 20009, Political Climate, Then What" (V-149)
 
"What Can a Poem Do? with Chasen Gaver" (V-150)
 
"AIDS Interview with Chasen Gaver" (V-188)
 
Audio Tapes [subseries]:
 
La Layng, July 4, 1987 (tr6930a)
 
Sounds (tr6931a)
 
Sounds for "Stay or Go" (tr6932a)
 
Sounds from Adrian X-mas 1986 (tr6933a)
 
Sounds (tr6934a)
 
Al Bell (side A); Dif'rent Strokes - Gay Rights 3/20/77 (side B) (tr6935a)
 
Akron 5/86 (tr6936a)
 
Bette's Comedy Album 8/84 (side A); Bideon Ferebee 6/14/84 and Cinque 8/2/84 WPFW (side B) (tr6937a)
 
About it (tr6938a)
 
First conference calls 3/12/79 (tr6939a)
 
Lisbon 10/8/82 (side A); Tangier - Paul Bowles (side B) (tr6940a)
 
Interview with Jim Marks 7/11/88 (side A); Warhol's "Ultraviolet" 11/11/88 (side B) (tr6941a)
 
Dirt meeting 9/2/80 (side A); Donald's birthday party 10/80 (side B) (tr6942a)
 
Layng's 30th birthday 9/20/86 (side A); Cravedi phone call 3/1/87 (side B) (tr6943a)
 
Talk Tape #1 - Craig and Chasen on Mykonos (tr6944a)
 
Talk Tape #2 - Super paradise (tr6945a)
 
Talk Tape #3 - Mykonos (tr6946a)
 
"The Last Supper," Mykonos 7/11/86 (tr6947a)
 
National Public Radio 5/11/88 (tr6948a)
 
Station to Station WPFW 11/17/81 (side A); Essex Hemphill WPFW 10/3/85 (side B) (tr6949a)
 
National Public Radio 2/16/80 (tr6950a)
 
Gaver on WPFW-FM 89.3, "The poet and the poem," 7:30 pm, 3/6/86 (tr6951a)
 
Gaver on WPFW-FM 89.3, "The poet and the poem," 7:30 pm, 3/6/86 (tr6952a)
 
Gaver on WPFW-FM 89.3, "The poet and the poem," 7:30 pm, 3/6/86 (tr6953a)
 
Station to Station WPFW 4/1/82 (tr6954a)
 
Gaver on WAMU-FM, "Poetry with the poets," 6/19/79 (side A); WPFW, Interview, 4/20/81 (side B) (tr6955a)
 
Colevia 3/24/87, Cravedi 3/27/87 (tr6956a)
 
RAT staff 4/9/79 (side A); Boss/Wayne/Emillie/Chasen in RATS II (side B) (tr6857a)
 
Craig/Chasen on "The Embassy," New York 6/22/79 (side A); Christopher Street docks 6/23/79 (side B) (tr6958a)
 
Craig/Chasen on "The Embassy," New York 6/22/79 (side A); Christopher Street docks 6/23/79 (side B) (tr6959a)
 
Gideon Ferebee on WPFW 6/14/84 (tr6960a)
 
Michelle Parkerson on WPFW 7/10/88 (tr6961a)
 
Cravedi in Boston 9/86 (tr6962a)
 
Dirt editorial session 3/23/79 (side A); Donald 4/23/79 (side B) (tr6963a)
 
Craig's speech 3/28/79 (side A); Animate objects (side B) (tr6964a)
 
"Jumping to Conclusions" (tr6965a)
 
"Jumping to Conclusions" (tr6966a)
 
"Jumping to Conclusions" (tr6967a)
 
"Jumping to Conclusions" (tr6968a)
 
"Jumping to Conclusions" (tr6969a)
 
"Jumping to Conclusions" (tr6970a)
 
"Jumping to Conclusions" (tr6971a)
 
"Jumping to Conclusions" (tr6972a)
 
"Jumping to Conclusions" (tr6973a)
 
"Jumping to Conclusions" (tr6974a)
 
WPA reading 5/14/79 (tr6975a)
 
Lambda Rising reading 6/19/86 (side A); Reagan and Nancy re: Drugs 9/14/86 (side B) (tr6976a)
 
"Innuendo," "Impact," "Another Show Biz" (tr6977a)
 
"Things in 2's" (tr6978a)
 
"In Common" (tr6979a)
 
"Then What?" (tr6980a)
 
"I Get Around" (video soundtrack) (tr6981a)
 
"Stay or Go" (tr6982a)
 
"Stay or Go" (tr6983a)
 
"Stay or Go" (tr6984a)
 
"Stay or Go" (tr6985a)
 
"Stay or Go" (tr6986a)
 
"Stay or Go" (tr6987a)
 
"Stay or Go" (tr6988a)
 
"Stay or Go" (tr6989a)