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Leland Hickman Papers
MSS 0186  
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Description
The papers of Leland Hickman, actor, American poet, and editor. The bulk of the material dates from 1979 to 1989 and is related to the publication of the literary magazines Bachy, Boxcar, and Temblor, including extensive correspondence, original submissions, paste-ups, and edited galleys. Also included are typescripts and manuscripts of Hickman's major verse work Tiresias; an audio recording of Hickman reading Great Slave Lake Suite; original plays; juvenilia; photographs; and audio and video recordings. The papers are arranged in eight series: 1)CORRESPONDENCE, 2) PUBLICATIONS, 3) THEATRE MATERIALS, 4) WRITINGS BY HICKMAN, 5) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, 6) WRITINGS OF OTHERS, 7) AUDIO AND VIDEO RECORDINGS and 8) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES. The accession processed in 1996 contains recent correspondence (1990-1991), photographs, writings and miscellaneous materials. The accession is arranged in four series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) PHOTOGRAPHS, 3) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS and 4) WRITINGS.
Background
Leland Hickman was born on September 15, 1934, in Santa Barbara, California. He moved with his family to Bakersfield, lived on a farm in Carpinteria, and returned to Santa Barbara where he attended high school. In addition to acting in high school plays, Hickman performed in local theatre productions of the Children's Theatre of Santa Barbara and the Group L Theatre Workshop. He graduated from high school in June 1952. Hickman attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and later studied at Berkeley, where he played with the Berkeley Drama Guild.
Extent
15.40 linear feet (34 archives boxes, 14 oversize folders, 3 card file box)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Collection is open for research.