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Charles Potts Collection



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Charles Potts Collection, 1967-2020 | SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

By Sunday Stewart

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Extent: 8.0 Boxes

Languages: English


This collection is arranged within 8 boxes, with 5 different series, beginning with works by Charles Potts (series 1), works published by Charles Potts (series 2), miscellaneous poetry (series 3), periodicals (series 4), and digital media (series 5). Within series, materials are arranged in chronological order.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Charles Potts Collection contains poetry, verse, music, and other media. The works in this collection are by Charles Potts himself, as well as many other counter culture artists and agencies.

Collection Historical Note

Charles Potts is an American author and musician who helped to popularize the counter-culture movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Potts founded the Litmus publishing company and literary magazine, which is responsible for the publication of counter-culture writers like Charles Bukowski. Charles Potts is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Poets Association, along with many other awards.

Administrative Information

Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

Use Restrictions:

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Preferred Citation: Charles Potts Collection. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

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Folder 1: The Bible, Whiskey, and My Gun, 1985Add to your cart.
Record of "The Bible, Whiskey, and My Gun" by Charles Potts, released by Hot Poop Records
Physical Description: signed by Charles Potts
Folder 2: Walla Walla Poetry Party DVD, 2003, November 13Add to your cart.
DVD of the Walla Walla Poetry Party held in Walla Walla, Washington
Folder 3: Ann Weatherill Sculpture Dedication DVD, 2005, October 15Add to your cart.
DVD of the dedication of a sculpture memorializing Ann Weatherill, occurring at the Fine Arts Center at Walla Walla College
Folder 4: LSDOA, 2006Add to your cart.
CD of the album "LSDOA Love Sex Death Old Age" by J. Poet
Folder 5: Charles Bukowski Underwater Poetry Festival CD, 2006Add to your cart.
CD of the October 5, 1974 Charles Bukowski Underwater Poetry Festival
Folder 6: Ka Boom Albany Public Library CD, 2008,May 13Add to your cart.
CD of the Ka Boom event at the Albany Public Library by Jeremy Gaulke
Folder 7: The Golden Calves, UndatedAdd to your cart.
CD of the album "The Golden Calves" by the Charles Potts Magic Windmill Band
Folder 8: Cavedweller CD, UndatedAdd to your cart.
CD of the Cavedweller album "The Best Version of Gloria Ever There Was"

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