Paul Williams: Archive Of A Major Figure In The American Counter Culture
ARCHIVE OF A MAJOR FIGURE IN THE AMERICAN COUNTER CULTURE
BOB DYLAN, PHILIP K. DICK, THEODORE STURGEON, AND MORE
We are looking for a library or public collection that agrees to keep Paul Williams' work available for public viewing and reference. A home that will honor his great work as an author, publisher/creator of CRAWDADDY Magazine, writer of common sense philosophy (Das Energi, etc), writings on the work Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Neil Young and more. As well as confidant of and later, literary executor of Philip K Dick and editor to to the complete writings of Theodore Sturgeon.
Last November I shared with you all that at long last, the Paul Williams storage units were being cleaned out and Paul's boxes, papers, and files shipped to New York to be catalogued and processed. That was done by Henry Wesselles for James Cummins Booksellers who specialize in rare books and collections.
Henry was the best guy for the job, and came highly recommended by David Hartwell of Tor Books (and Paul's long-time friend) and Patti Smith. Henry has gently gone through every file and box and envelope that Paul kept, with a fine tooth comb, and with love and admiration, finding a lot of very interesting stuff.
Henry Wessells will have a few special Paul Williams items on display at:
The NY Art Book Fair at MOMA -PS1 Thursday 17 September.
Please help us get the word out
Here's a link to the Paul Williams page at Cummins Bookseller