The David Meltzer Papers consists of correspondence to and from Robert Hawley which provide an interesting insight into Oyez Press and its production of some of Meltzer's books as well as a number of letter to American bookseller Henry Wenning.
In addition to writing numerous collections of poetry, Meltzer has edited a number of anthologies and the significant collection of interviews including, The San Francisco Poets (1971). The book consists of interviews, poetry, and bibliographies of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kenneth Rexroth, Lew Welch, Michael McClure, Richard Brautigan, and William Everson. Material toward this collection, including correspondence, manuscripts, editorial material and the interview audiotapes.
Also included in the Meltzer Papers are manuscripts and editorial matter toward several of Meltzer's other publications including Yesod (1969), Letters & Numbers (1970), Luna (1970), as well as various Meltzer essays and columns for the Los Angles Free Press.
Finally, the Meltzer Papers include drafts, galleys, and other material toward Rock Tao, Meltzer's personal reflection upon rock music of the sixties. Due to the number of copyright permissions for song lyrics, Rock Tao was never published.