Broughton, James, 1913-1999

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James Richard Broughton was raised in California and graduated from Stanford University in 1936. After studying playwriting and directing in New York, Broughton returned to California and began making experimental films, including The Pleasure Garden, which won a special jury prize at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival. During this time, Broughton wrote and published poetry as one of San Francisco's "Renaissance Poets," which included Helen Adam, Robert Duncan, Jack Spicer, and Eve Triem. From 1958 to 1964, Broughton was resident playwright with the Playhouse Repertory Theater in San Francisco and six of his plays were first performed there. In 1968, Broughton returned to filmmaking with The Bed and continued to make films for the next twenty years, including Dreamwood (1972), Testament (1974), and Scattered Remains (1988). His films have won numerous awards at film festivals throughout the world and, in 1989, the American Film Institute presented a lifetime achievement award to Broughton. In the 1960s and 1970s, Brougton taught at San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Art Institute and has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Broughton continued to write as well and has published more than twenty books, including A Long Undressing (1971), The Androgyne Journal (1977), Graffiti for the Johns of Heaven (1983), and Special Deliveries: New and Selected Poems (1990). In 1993, he completed his memoirs, Coming Unbuttoned.

From the description of James Broughton papers, 1895-1999. (Kent State University). WorldCat record id: 43619682

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creatorOf Allen, Donald, 1912-2004. Donald Allen collection, 1930-2005. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Broughton, James, 1913-1999. James Broughton papers, 1895-1999. Kent State University
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Grove Press Records, 1953-1985 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Anthology Film Archives. Essential cinema repertory collection, [ca. 1915-1972], [ca. 1960-1970] (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Serious Business Company records, 1965-1983, bulk 1972-1983 The Bancroft Library.
referencedIn Oyez Press Records., 1963-1987. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers of Arthur Sullivan, W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, and related persons, 1834-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Gerard Malanga Papers, 1944-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Literary Correspondence and Manuscripts Collection, undated, 1929-1990. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Poetry mss., 1954-2002 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Sheets, Kermit. Kermit Sheets pictorial collection [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Allen, Donald, 1912-2004. Unpublished anthology of the San Francisco Renaissance, ca. 1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Beam, Jeffery, 1953-. Jeffery Beam papers, ca. 1968-2007. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Ansen, Alan. Collection of literary manuscripts, [ca.1953-1960]. State Library of Ohio
referencedIn Gamow, George, 1904-1968. George Gamow and Barbara Gamow papers, 1915-1975 (bulk 1950-1975). Library of Congress
referencedIn Willie Varela Papers, ca. 1960-1995 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Broughton, James, 1913-1999. Shaman psalm : manuscript, 1981 / by James Broughton. Kent State University
referencedIn Robert A. Wilson collection, 1906-2011 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Del Tredici, David. Wondrous the merge : for string quartet with narrator-singer (baritone) / David Del Tredici. Library of Congress
referencedIn Literary Correspondence and Manuscripts Collection, undated, 1929-1990. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn George Gamow and Barbara Gamow Papers, 1915-1975, (bulk 1950-1975) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf University of Connecticut. Libraries. Literary correspondence and manuscripts collection, 1929-1990. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
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referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Adam, Helen, 1909-1993. Papers, 1956-1976. Kent State University
referencedIn Eve Triem papers, 1921-1999, 1943-1984 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn William J. Eisenlord photographs, 1953-1976 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn John Wieners Papers, 1955-1970 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Broughton, James, 1913-1999. Broughton, J. School of The Art Institute of Chicago, John M Flaxman Library
creatorOf Deemer, Bill. Bill Deemer correspondence, 1965-1995. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Ruth Krauss Papers., undated, 1929-1992. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
referencedIn Canyon Cinema Records, ca. 1961-2009 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Foley, Jack, 1940-. Papers relating to Robert Duncan tribute, 1988 April 4. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Jeffery Beam Papers (#4888), ca. 1968-2007 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.) records, 1936-1989 (inclusive), 1950-1960 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Sheets, Kermit. Kermit Sheets pictorial collection [graphic]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn E. E. Cummings papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Hart, Frederic. The tigers were taking a bath / music by Frederic Hart ; poem by James Broughton. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
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associatedWith Adam, Helen, 1909-1993. person
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associatedWith Beam, Jeffery, 1953- person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
correspondedWith Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962 person
associatedWith Deemer, Bill. person
associatedWith Del Tredici, David. person
associatedWith Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988. person
associatedWith Eisenlord, William J. person
associatedWith Foley, Jack, 1940- person
correspondedWith Gamow, Barbara, 1905-1976 person
correspondedWith Gamow, George, 1904-1968. person
associatedWith Grove Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Hart, Frederic. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, Crockett, 1906-1975 person
associatedWith Krauss, Ruth. person
associatedWith Malanga, Gerard. person
associatedWith Modern Poetry Association corporateBody
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
correspondedWith Oyez Press corporateBody
correspondedWith Poets' Theatre (Cambridge, Mass.). corporateBody
associatedWith Serious Business Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Sheets, Kermit. person
associatedWith Spicer, Jack. person
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associatedWith Triem, Eve, 1902-1992. person
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associatedWith University of Connecticut. University of Connecticut Libraries. corporateBody
associatedWith Varela, Willie. person
associatedWith Wieners, John, 1934- person
associatedWith Wilson, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1922- person
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American poetry--20th century
Experimental films
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Birth 1913-11-10

Death 1999-05-17

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