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Duff's Restaurant Literary Events Collection


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Binder 1, Box 1/Folders 1-3

Binder 2, Box 1-2/Folders 4-7

Binder 3, Box 2/Folders 8-9

Binder 4, Box 2/Folders 10-12

Original binders, Box 3

Additional materials not originally housed in binders, Box 4/Folder 13

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Duff's Restaurant Literary Events Collection, 1974-2013 | MS Manuscripts

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Title: Duff's Restaurant Literary Events Collection, 1974-2013Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1974-2013

ID: MS/MS/ms148

Primary Creator: Duffy, Karen

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 07/11/2013

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Duff’s Restaurant Literary Events Collection consists of flyers, schedules, clippings, photographs, and correspondence tracing the history of the Duff’s Poetry Reading Series from 1974-2013

Collection Historical Note

For over 37 years, Duff’s Restaurant on 392 N. N. Euclid Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri hosted the Duff’s Poetry Reading Series. The first poetry reading was held on May 20, 1974 featuring poets Dan Spell and Mikhala Masekela and musician Alan Suits.

A sample of the writers featured at Duff’s include Diane Ackerman, Jabari Asim, Jennifer Atkinson, Sally Ball, Mary Jo Bang, Sharon Bangert, Harper Barnes, George Bilgere, Eavan Boland, James Bogan, Michelle Boisseau, Breyten Breytenbach, William Burroughs, Rafael Campo, Peter Carlos, Jan Garden Castro, Michael Castro, Amy Clampitt, David Clewell, Ira Cohen, Andrew Cox, Kathryn Davis, Oliver de la Paz, Jon Dressell, Stephen Dunn, Cornelius Eady, Gerald Early, Stanley Elkin, Joseph Epstein, B.H. Fairchild, Nuruddin Farah, Donald Finkel, Roland Flint, Allison Funk, William H. Gass, Shirley Goek-lin Lim, Jan Greenberg, Charles Guenther, Gabor G. Gyukics, Marilyn Hacker, Pamela White Hadas, Rachel Hadas, David Haynes, Michael Hirschfield, Rodney Jones, Tayari Jones, Joy Katz, Marilyn Kinsella, Maurice Kenny, Galway Kinnell, John Knoepfle, Yusef Kommunyakaa, Jennifer Kronovet, Shirley Laflore, Oliver Lake, Steve Lattimore, Peter Leach, K. Curtis Lyle, Robin Mack, Gerard Malanga, David Meltzer, Phyllis Moore, Lisel Mueller, Sharon Olds, Simon Ortiz, Eric Pankey, William Peden, Carl Phillips, Kevin Prufer, Wyatt Prunty, Eugene Redmond, Carter Revard, Luis Rodriguez, Jerome Rothenberg, Michael Rothenberg, Glenn Savan,  Howard Schwartz, Alan Shapiro, Tim Siebles, Jason Sommers, Dan Spell, Marjorie Stelmach, Sekou Sundiata, Mary Syzbist, Arthur Sze, Jim Tomlinson, Quincy Troupe, William Trowbridge, Constance Urdang, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Gloria Vando, Diane Wakoski, Frank X. Walker, Eamonn Wall, Richard Watson, Jane O. Wayne, Charles Harper Webb, Kerri Webster, Nelson Wu, and Qui Xiaolong.

A sample of the musicians featured at Duff’s include Bob Abrams, Larry Albert, David Black, Becky Boyer, Trig Crawford, Bob Dyer, Marty Ehrlich, Bob Fishbone, Julius Hemphill, Maurice King, Floyd LeFlore, Catherine Lehr, John McClellan, Eric Moskowitz, Jeff Noonan, Max Rogland, Lee Roth, Alan Suits, Henry Townsend, Freddie Washington, Phat Williams, and Glenn Papa Wright.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Gift of Karen Duffy

Acquisition Method:

Accession number 2013.020, 2013: July 11

Accession number 2014.005, 2014: February 27

Related Materials: See also the River Styx Archive (MSS127) and the Jan Garden Castro Papers (MSS136)

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed 2013

Box and Folder Listing

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[Item 1: Binder 1, Box 1/Folders 1-3, 1974-1993],
[Item 2: Binder 2, Box 1-2/Folders 4-7, 1993-2005],
[Item 3: Binder 3, Box 2/Folders 8-9, 2003-2008],
[Item 4: Binder 4, Box 2/Folders 10-12, 2008-2013],
[Item 5: Original binders, Box 3],
[Item 6: Additional materials not originally housed in binders, Box 4/Folder 13],

Item 4: Binder 4, Box 2/Folders 10-12, 2008-2013Add to your cart.

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