File 1. Mimeographed program: Under the Sign of Pisces, Anais Nin and her circle, 2 copies; letters concerning the event; miscellaneous typed and mss pieces, mss of Claire's introduction, with many corrections; information about a Nin Cosmos Club event; letters and work being sent to Voyages upon the suggestion of Nin; broadside, "Thinking Anais Nin" signed by Claire. And much more.
File 2: Notes and outline for a course on Nin by Claire, it was never taught.
File 3: Program for a conference on Nin at Southampton Campus of Long Island University, May 27, 1994; Alberti, Frank. SEASON OF LIGHT. Kew Gardens, NY: dedicated to Anais Nin, inscribed by the author to William Claire, with a presentation TLS; photo copy of a group at the French Embassy reception for Nin; list of address from Nin's brother in envelope; (offprint) Hinz, Evelyn, "Excuse Me, it was all a dream: The Diary of Anais Nin: 1944-1947" inscribed by the author to Bill Claire; material from the calligrapher's guild, Chicago; calligraphic letter from Moira Gryphon; child's drawing with note from Moira Gryphon; APC from Moira Gryphon; calligraphic cards and notes from Moira Gryphon
File 4: Snyder, Robert. ANAIS NIN OBSERVED, from a film portrait of a woman as artist. Inscribed by the author with publicity material laid in.; PR piece: the films of Ian Hugo; reprints of reviews of Nin books; Poets for Peace flyer, nd; Swallow Press press release for the Anais Nin reader, 1973; mimeo of letter from William Claire sent to people from Nin's addresses; small card printing Claire's "Thinking of Anais Nin."
File 5: Reprint of "Rendezvous With Two Languages, on translating William Claire's "Thinking of Anais Nin" by Toyoko Yamamoto; broadside, "Think of Anais Nin" by William Claire; news release concerning the Nin Memorial; misc letters to Claire; TMS of Claire's talk at the Memorial; letters from Hiram Haydn (Hiram Haydn edited The American Scholar from 1944 to his death in 1973.); also misc. letters and cards to Claire.
File 6: TLS from Jacques Barzun; letters from Nin bibliographer Ben Franklin V; several letters to Nin that have forwarded to Claire offering material to be printed in Voyages; several letters to Nin; letters from Hiram Haydn; offprint from The American Scholar; TLS from writer Daisy Aldan; file of letters to Claire at Voyages, etc.
File 7: manila envelope of material about Henry Miller and Nin from publisher Roger Jackson; Letters from Ben Franklin V; corrected MSS of "Anais Nin: Thinking Back and Now: by William Claire (written for the Long Island University Conference on Nin); ALS: Annotation to Nin's Letters, by Bill Claire; photo copy of a TLS from Gunther Stuhlmann, Nin's editor; note on The Anais Nin Memorial Fellowship Fund; photo copy of a letter from Ian Hugo to James Merrill of the Merrill Foundation; notice of screening of Ian Hugo films; Under the Sign of Pisces: Anais Nin and Her Circle: Winter, 1978, Vol. 9, no. 1; program of the conference on Anais Nin: Southampton Campus, Long Island University, May 27, 1994; misc. letters to Claire about Nin and her work.
File 8: File from the Nin celebration: Claire with Frances Stellof (owner of Gotham Book Mart, and Jeff Munden; printing an article by Claire: "Anais Nin and Alan Swallow: a unique friendship; TLS from Noel Riley Fitch about Nin photographs, the Magic Circle Weekend, etc); announcement of Magic Circle Press publication of Claire's The Strange Coherence of our Dreams, March 21, 1973; MSS, "The Correspondence of Anias Nin" by Bill Claire, 2 8-1/2 x 14 in. pages; photo copy of newspaper notice of the tribute to Nin at the French Embassy in Washington, DC, 4/1/1978; subscriber form for Voyages; photocopy of report on Anais Nin Fellowship Fund
File 9: TPC from Sharon Sparrow;Bassett, Maurice, "The Discovery of a Masterpiece" about buying Henry Miller painting on Nin; collection of letters to Claire as editor of Voyages (some addressed to Nin!); Add sheet for Nin's book available from Swallow Press; The New Yorker, March 1993 with article on Nin's diaries by Claudia Pierpont; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich adv. For volume 5 of Nin's diary; offprint: "Portrait of Anais Nin a s a Bohisattva: Reflections on the Diary, 1934-39 by Wayne McEvilly; Swallow Press adv. For Anais Nin reader; invitation to a reception in honor of Nin; Swallow Press adv for books by Nin; TLS from Nin's editor Gunther Stuhlmann with vol. 11 (1993) of Anais: An International Journal, edited by Stuhlmann; Press Release for the Bleecker St. Players for a Benefit Performance of Film on Anais Nin; invite to meet Nin at Gotham Book Mart.
File 10 approx 35 letters to Claire about Nin and the memorial he is working on; also letter from actress Viveca Lindfors about the Nin celebration, photo of Nin with mock up of the program at the Nin Celebration; material about the Nin Celebration; Claire's intro to the Ian Hugo films with autograph corrections; list of contributions to memorial fund, etc.
File 11: TLS from Benjamin Franklin V;' letters and cards to Claire about Nin and Voyages, one from Mrs. Van Wyck Brooks, Gunther Stuhlmann; probably 35 in all .
File 12: Poster of painting of Nin, photos of Nin and Claire, few letters to Claire, many han d addressed envelopes; letter from Gunther Stuhlmann;
II. Harms, Valerie, CELEBRATION WITH ANAIS NIN. Magic Circle Press (1973) laid in is a photograph of Nin with Claire, signed by Claire.
A CAFÉ IN SPACE, The Anais Nin Literary Journal, vol. 3, 2005. Inscribed to Bill Claire by one of the writers: Toyoko Yamamoto. Includes a nice piece on the translations of Claire's poem about Anais Nin. (Inventory #: 53595)