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Ukrainian Rochester Collection stamp logo, blue on yellow
A digitized and recolored image of the original Ukrainian Rochester Collection logo stamp made by Mirko Pylyshenko. Added as an item in order to use…
<em>Трійка гільтаїв</em>
Handwritten theatrical script entitled Трійка гільтаїв, a lighthearted pastoral comedy about everyday life in a small village called Giltais. The…
With Cousin Arnetha Smith Cook, left, and wife Carolyn Clopton Williams, right. Taken on Williams's honeymoon at the Club DeLisa in Chicago. 1947.
With Cousin Arnetha Smith Cook, left, and wife Carolyn Clopton Williams, right. Taken on Williams's honeymoon at the Club DeLisa in Chicago. 1947.
Williams with friend Eric Simmons in Thornden Park, Syracuse, N.Y. Summer 1946.
Williams with friend Eric Simmons in Thornden Park, Syracuse, N.Y. Summer 1946.
Williams, far left, in Oakland, Calif. Early 1946.
Williams, far left, in Oakland, Calif. Early 1946.
Camp Robert Smalls, Great Lakes Naval Training Center; with Williams's signed inscription: "To My Best Girl - Mom from Jon." May 1943.
Camp Robert Smalls, Great Lakes Naval Training Center; with Williams's signed inscription: "To My Best Girl - Mom from Jon." May 1943.
Callaloo #21 front cover
"MORE JOURNEYS WITHOUT TITLE,"
Callaloo #21. Vol. 7, No. 2 (Spring-Summer 1984); 83-85.
Williams with friend Dave (Slick) Branch in “zoot suits.” Almond St., Syracuse, N.Y. 1941.
Williams with friend Dave (Slick) Branch in “zoot suits.” Almond St., Syracuse, N.Y. 1941.
Dedication of King Wardroom in Harkness Hall
16 mm film of news report of the dedication of the wardroom named for Thomas George King who was killed while serving in Vietnam.
Pageant at the College for Women, Prince Street Campus
16 mm silent film showing reunion and other events at the College for Women
Wolf Trap
16 mm silent film of Professor Wolf Vishniac demonstrating the "Wolf Trap" device.
Men's Glee Club trip to Chicago and Buffalo
16 mm silent film showing members of the men's glee club on their tour to Chicago and Buffalo. With scenes of the Field Museum (Chicago, Illinois) and…
Freshman Camp, College for Men.
16 mm film footage of Freshman camp showing travels to the camp, games, swimming, faculty, and eating in the dining hall.
Photograph of the Williams family, 1934 or 1935.
Photograph of the Williams family: (l-r) sister Ruth; father, John Henry; Williams; sister Helen; mother, Ola Mae. 830 S. McBride St., Syracuse, N.Y.…
Crap from the Past
Station and program identification
US Congressman Frank Horton presents Rocky with American flag.<br />
Photo by Long’s Photography Studio, 306 Joseph Avenue, Rochester.
US Congressman Frank Horton presents Rocky with American flag.
Photo by Long’s Photography Studio, 306 Joseph Avenue, Rochester.
An excerpt from Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights titled "Black Petal."
"Persimmons" from Rose by Li-Young Lee
An excerpt from Li-Young Lee's first book of poetry Rose titled "Persimmons" — also one of his most well-known poems.
Peter Conners, Beyond the Edge of Suffering: Neilly Lecture Series
After a decade of exclusively writing nonfiction books about music and counterculture, the pandemic pushed Conners back into writing prose poetry. In…
Whiz Kids basketball team coached by Rocky Simmons.
Whiz Kids basketball team coached by Rocky Simmons. Baden Street Center, Rochester, 1950s. Top row, left to right: Josh Jeffries, John Beckley, James…
Girls’ basketball team coached by Rocky Simmons. Baden Street Center, Rochester, 1950s. Photograph by Rocky Simmons.
Girls’ basketball team coached by Rocky Simmons. Baden Street Center, Rochester, 1950s. Photograph by Rocky Simmons.
Final paperback design for Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee
Final published hardcover design for Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee; cover design by Daphne Poulin-Stofer, cover art by Stephen Carpenter
Beauty salon interior. Beautician Laura Walker styles Beatrice Simmons’ hair. ca 1960, Rochester.
Beauty salon interior. Beautician Laura Walker styles Beatrice Simmons’ hair. ca 1960, Rochester.
Final hardcover design for Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee
Final published hardcover design for Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee; cover design by Daphne Poulin-Stofer, cover art by Stephen Carpenter
Marketing info for Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee
Consortium Advance Marketing Info sheet from BOA Editions Ltd. ahead of the publishing of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights.
George Mitchell, Rocky’s friend and business partner.
George Mitchell, Rocky’s friend and business partner.
Letter from BOA editor Steven Huff to printing servicer, McNaughton & Huff
Letter sent from BOA managing editor Steven Huff to Karl Frauhammer at book printing company McNaughton & Gunn
Hardcover draft of Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee
An early draft of the hardcover design for Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee, artwork done by Daphne Poulin-Stofer
Book cover draft of Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee
An early draft of the book cover for Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee, artwork done by Daphne Poulin-Stofer
Email from Daphne Poulin-Stofer re: book cover design for Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee
Email sent from Daphne Poulin-Stofer to BOA editor, Steve Huff regarding book cover design for Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee
Group of three musicians, with “Sonny” in the middle. Club in Rochester. ca 1970.
Group of three musicians, with “Sonny” in the middle. Club in Rochester. ca 1970.
Frankie Kay and the Swinging Vee Jays, Frankie Kay on guitar, Mr. Graham on saxophone, Mr. White on bass and Mr. Cooke on drums. Rochester, ca 1960.
Frankie Kay and the Swinging Vee Jays, Frankie Kay on guitar, Mr. Graham on saxophone, Mr. White on bass and Mr. Cooke on drums. Rochester, ca 1960.
"Sweet Love"
Singing group, left to right: Jerry Phillips, Louis A. “Bubbles” Johnson (Grammy Award co-winner 1986 for “Sweet Love”), Isaiah Williams, Wade Davis.…
“Mr. Wonderful Lounge.”
“Mr. Wonderful Lounge.” Many musical groups got their start in this night club that was located on West Main Street in Rochester from 1969-1971. Rocky…
Liquor store interior as new business enterprise, Jefferson Avenue, Rochester.
Liquor store interior as new business enterprise, Jefferson Avenue, Rochester.
"His Ocean" - preliminary draft from May 1997<br />
An early draft of poem "His Ocean" by Li-Young Lee sent to BOA founder Al Poulin Jr in May 1997.
"His Ocean" - preliminary draft from March 1997<br />
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An early draft of poem "His Ocean" by Li-Young Lee sent to BOA editor Thom Ward in March 1997.
"His Ocean" -  preliminary draft from Oct. 1995
An early draft of poem "His Ocean" by Li-Young Lee sent to BOA founder Al Poulin Jr in October 1995.
"Praise Them" - May 2001 manuscript edition of Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee
An early draft of poem "Praise Them" by Li-Young Lee from his collection Book of My Nights from the May 2001 manuscript.
"Praise Them" - Nov. 2000 manuscript edition of Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee
An early draft of poem "Praise Them" by Li-Young Lee from his collection Book of My Nights from the Nov. 2000 manuscript.
"Praise Them" - preliminary draft from May 1997
An early draft of poem "Praise Them" by Li-Young Lee sent to editor Thom Ward in May 1997.
"Praise Them" - preliminary draft from March 1997
An early draft of poem "Praise Them" by Li-Young Lee sent to BOA editor Thom Ward in March 1997.
Copyedits on "Acknowledgements" from 5.31.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights
Poem titled "The Hammock"from 5.31.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights with copy edits from David Caligiuri
"Black Petal" and copy edits from 5.31.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights
Poem titled "Black Petal"from 5.31.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights with copy edits from David Caligiuri
"Buried Heart" and copy edits from 5.31.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights
Poem titled "Buried Heart"from 5.31.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights with copy edits from David Caligiuri
"The Hammock" and copy edits from 5.31.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights
Poem titled "The Hammock"from 5.31.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights with copy edits from David Caligiuri
Letter from copyeditor David Caligiuri to Li-Young Lee about Book of my Nights edits
Opening letter from copyeditor David Caligiuri to Li-Young Lee regarding Caligiuri's edits on Book of My Nights
Table of contents from 5.7.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights
Complete table of contents from the 5.7.2001 manuscript of Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee
Title cover and notes from 5.7.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights
Title page of the May 7, 2001 manuscript of Book of My Nights with accompanying notes by editor Thom Ward.
Editing notes by Thom Ward from 3.17.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights
Packet of editing notes written by Thom ward included behind the March 17, 2001 manuscript of Book of My Nights.
Table of contents from 3.17.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights
Complete table of contents from the 3.17.2001 manuscript of Book of My Nights by Li-Young Lee
Front cover and notes from 3.17.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights
Front page of the March 17, 2001 manuscript of Book of My Nights written by Thom Ward
"Buried Heart" and notes from 1.17.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights
A poetry excerpt from Li-Young Lee's "Book of My Nights" titled "Buried Heart" along with notes from editor Thom Ward
"My Pillow" from 1.17.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's "Book of My Nights"
A poetry excerpt from Li-Young Lee's "Book of My Nights" titled "The Bridge" along with notes from editor Thom Ward
"Degrees of Blue" from 1.17.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights
A poetry excerpt from Li-Young Lee's "Book of My Nights" titled "Degrees of Blue" along with notes from editor Thom Ward
Title cover and notes from 1.17.2001 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's Book of My Nights
Title page of the Jan. 17, 2001 manuscript of Book of My Nights with accompanying notes by editor Thom Ward.
"The Bridge" from 11.14.2000 manuscript of Li-Young Lee's "Book of My Nights"
A poetry excerpt from Li-Young Lee's "Book of My Nights" titled "The Bridge" along with notes from editor Thom Ward
Li-Young Lee Author Photo
Author photo for Li-Young Lee given by Peter Conners, BOA Executive Director.
11.2000 manuscript envelope from Li-Young Lee
Envelope in which the November 14, 2000 manuscript of Book of My Nights was sent from Li-Young Lee to Thom Ward.
Title cover and notes from 11.14.2000 manuscript of Book of My Nights
Title page of the Nov. 14, 2000 manuscript of Book of My Nights with accompanying notes by editor Thom Ward.
Li-Young Lee at BOA's Dine & Rhyme fundraiser in 2013
Li-Young Lee attending and leading BOA's annual Dine & Rhyme fundraiser in 2013.
Article featuring BOA Editions Ltd. and Li-Young Lee from 2001
An article from the October 10-16, 2001 edition of The City about publishing and working with BOA Editions Ltd.
Review of "Rose" by Edward Nobles for Southern Humanities Review
Review by author Edward Nobles regarding Li-Young Lee's "Rose," published spring 1988 in Southern Humanities Review
Excerpt of foreword  to "Rose" by Gerald Stern
Excerpt of foreword to Li-Young Lee's first collection of poems "Rose," written by poet and professor Gerald Stern.
"Brimming": An Interview with Li-Young Lee by Reamy Jansen
Clipping of newspaper interview titled "Brimming" with Li-Young Lee done by Reamy Jansen for the November/December 1996 edition of The Bloomsbury…
Elks Club Marching Band, Clarissa St. Rochester, ca 1950s.
Elks Club Marching Band, Clarissa St. Rochester, ca 1950s.
Pastor Enlis Long of the Peace Baptist Church, 5 Leopold St. Rochester, ca 1950s.
Pastor Enlis Long of the Peace Baptist Church, 5 Leopold St. Rochester, ca 1950s.
The Elverays, 1957, by Rocky Simmons
The Elverays, from left to right: Freddy Huston, Buddy Granston, Albert Hartzog, Robert “Bojack” Jackson, Phil Montgomery and Teddy Walker. Rocky…
End notes from Thom Ward to LYL
End notes from Thom Ward to LYL regarding 2000 manuscript of Book of My Nights.
Rochester American Giants, team photograph. Rochester, NY. Circa 1950.<br />
Photo by Rocky Simmons.
Rochester American Giants, team photograph. Rochester, NY. Circa 1950.
Photo by Rocky Simmons.
Rocky Simmons with the football team he coached in Rochester.
Rocky Simmons with the football team he coached in Rochester.
Southern Negro league team, Rocky Simmons at right.
Southern Negro league team, Rocky Simmons at right.
Rocky Simmons, Rochester American Giants, ca. 1940s.
Rochester American Giants in the dugout of the Buffalo Bison’s home park. Rocky Simmons is standing in the middle with Alpheus Vallot in hat, circa…
Rocky Simmons, at right, as manager of the Utica Monarchs.
Rocky Simmons, at right, as manager of the Utica Monarchs.
Rocky Simmons, ca. 1950s.
Rocky Simmons, in a white suit, next to an automobile.
Beatrice [Dawkins] Simmons, ca. 1955.
Beatrice [Dawkins] Simmons.
Gladys Simmons
Gladys Simmons
Roxie Simmons, ca. 1964.
Roxie Simmons, ca. 1964.
Rocky Simmons as a young child.
Photograph of Rocky Simmons as a boy.
Alice Otis Simmons photograph
photograph of Alice Otis Simmons
Li-Young Lee
Li-Young Lee, Photograph by Paul Elledge Photography. Courtesy of Simon & Schuster.
Jerimyes Prognostication Excerpts
Excerpts from Jerimyes Prognostication of Jerusalems Overthrow, written in August, 1626.
John Eaton Excerpts
Excerpts of words from the Religious Medications of John Eaton, written c. 1619.
Jerimyes Prognostication of Jerusalems Overthrow
A collection of meditations written in August, 1626 lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem and the livelihoods of its people in relation to God.…
Religious Meditations of John Eaton
Religious meditations of John Eaton written c. 1619, largely concerning the actions of man in relation to the day in which God will pass judgement.
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Avram Finkelstein, Locating AIDS on the 21st Century Image Landscape: Neilly Lecture Series
The story of HIV/AIDS is likely the most cogent corporeal metaphor for the turn of the 21st century, a story of gender, race, class, identity, access…
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