Sunday, February 15, 2009

Henry Miller Memorial Library - New Blog


Emil White was a friend and assistant to Henry Miller during much of the author’s years lived in Big Sur, California. White lived in a cabin, four miles from Miller’s home. In 1981, a year after Miller’s death, White converted his home into the Henry Miller Memorial Library. This year, the Library will celebrate its 28th birthday. Although it’s not really a library, and could not be defined as a Miller museum per se, it does house some important archival material related to Miller’s life, it does sell Miller books, and it does function as a creative space that honours and celebrates the life and work of Miller. The HMML website goes further to explain what it is and isn’t, and provides some history and photographs.

Magnus Toren has been Executive Director of the Library since 1993/94. Toren discusses the Library and its mandate on a Net Squared online video. On this video, he also talks a bit about the HMML website, which has been active since 1995. Outside of the Wikipedia entry on Miller, the HMML is that first thing one finds when searching on-line for Henry Miller. On January 17 this year, the website created a new feature: a Henry Miller Memorial Library blog (see the first post, “The Henry Miller Library: Where Nothing Happens?” for a mission statement).



Magnus Toren talks about the HMML in an online video.
The blog is captained by Keely Richter, an Archivist at the HMML. Essentially, it appears that Keely will vicariously allow us all to live and work at the HMML through weekly, intimate postings about the daily activities at the “intimate little grove” in Big Sur. Although not usually about Miller in a direct way, Miller is omnipresent on various levels. In her most recent post (Feb 7), she is reminded how much she loves Miller, and discusses the HMML’s current project of scanning the original Miller-Emil Schnellock letter archive for posterity [an image of an original letter fragment is included].

SCHNELLOCK ARCHIVE
The HMML holds the Henry Miller / Emil Schnellock Archive, a collection of letters (and other items) between Miller and his boyhood friend Schnellock from New York, between 1922 and 1934. This priceless correspondence was the first thing to be relocated for protection against the recent wildlife in Big Sur (which the HMML survived unscathed). In this 2000 article in the Monterey County Weekly, Magnus Toren describes his experience in Big Sur, and details are provided about the Schnellock Archive.

ASHLEY COLLECTION
The HMML holds “the world’s most complete collection of English language Miller editions, including almost every published version of Tropic of Cancer (over 120 in all),” through a donation by William Ashley.

EMIL WHITE COLLECTION
Archive of materials relating to the life of the Library’s founder, Emil White.

BIG SUR COLLECTION
Books, pamphlets, letters, photos, magazines etc., relating to Big Sur.

PING•PONG
The Henry Miller Memorial Library publishes its own literary journal, called Ping•Pong (Miller was an enthusiast of the game, ping pong). The journal does not print works by Miller, but instead those of cotemporary authors who reflect the same kind of vitality as Miller—and, as such, “not everything published in Ping•Pong will be pretty”: “[If Miller were] alive and writing today, these would be his peers and contemporaries.”

The Henry Miller Memorial Library also hosts live musical events (Neil Young, Patti Smith and Phillip Glass have all performed here), an international short film screening series (this year from June 11 – August 30), writing workshops (next one in March), and local art exhibits and lectures.

For more images from both inside and outside the Henry Miller Memorial Library, see CuriousYellow's Flickr photo set.

HMML BLOG

22 Comments:

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