Black Mountain Review, 1954

Black Mounatin Review, 1954

Charles Olson and Robert Creeley conceived a new publication in 1954, due to their dissatisfaction with other outlets for poetry. Only lasting three years, the Review published the work many poets, including the Black Mountain Poets, who favored experimental verse.

W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Photo, Robert Creeley at the Black Mountain College Festival, St. Andrews College, 1974

Photo, Robert Creeley at the Black Mountain College Festival, St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, North Carolina, 1974

F. Whitney Jones Papers, Appalachian State University

Photo, Jonathan Williams and Fielding Dawson at St. Andrews College, 1974

Photo, Jonathan Williams and Fielding Dawson (facing camera) at the Black Mountain College Festival at St. Andrews College, Laurinburg, North Carolina, 1974

F. Whitney Jones Papers, Appalachian State University

Pamphlet, “Fielding Dawson: A Letter from Black Mountain,” 1974

Pamphlet, "Fielding Dawson: A Letter from Black Mountain," 1974

In this published letter of July 12, 1949, from Fielding Dawson to his sister and her husband, Dawson recounts his observations on both students and Charles Olson after after his first week as a student at the 1949 Black Mountain College Summer Session.

F. Whitney Jones Papers, Appalachian State University

Letter, Fielding Dawson to Whitney Jones, January 17, 1975

Letter, Fielding Dawson to Whitney Jones, January 17, 1975

Fielding Dawson responds to a request from Black Mountain College Festival Director F. Whitney Jones for biographical and professional information about himself.  Dawson provides both.

F. Whitney Jones Papers, Appalachian State University

Fielding Dawson's Baseball Cap and Glove

Fielding Dawson's Baseball Glove and Cap

Fielding Dawson held a lifelong love of baseball, which he played in youth, and softball, which he played as an adult and at Black Mountain College.  Baseball is a theme in several of his writings, including The Black Mountain Book (1970), On Shortstop as the Figure of Kinesis (1975), and his autobiography Tiger Lilies (1984).

Courtesy of Joseph Bathanti

Postcard, FD [Fielding Dawson] to [F.] Whitney [Jones], May 26, 1978

Postcard, FD [Fielding Dawson] to Whitney [Jones], May 26, 1978 (front and back)

In this postcard advertising Fielding Dawson's most recent novel, Penny Lane (1977), Dawson shares his vacation routine with Jones, including his struggle to get back into watercolor painting.

F. Whitney Jones Papers, Appalachian State University