Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Scotti, Steven


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Scotti, Steven


Scotti, Steven Interviewee.;Gibson, Gregory Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 69 Part 1
OH 69 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):Gregory Gibson (6/8/1978).

TRACKS:Scotti's relation with Olson, Psychedelic Review -- Olson's verbal ability -- Macrobiotics and yoga, Olson's eating habits -- Olson's reaction to microbiotics, interest in Kundalini Yoga -- Olson, Scotti and music -- Olson to Scotti's wife, Olson's habit of naming -- Olson and Ferrini -- Olson and son, wife -- Olson's relations with other persons -- Scotti's first meeting with Olson -- Olsons knowledge of house and history -- Party, old book -- Poet's Dance between Olson and Ferrini -- Olson's apartment, Linda Parker, persons after Olson's death -- Poets -- Ferrini's marriage -- Olson after wife's death -- Olson's loneliness -- Olson creating own world, charisma, funeral -- Harvey Brown -- Olson's depth -- Olson's astrological chart -- Olson in Gloucester.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:Oaxaca, Ralph Metzger, Georges Oshawa, Stefan Volpe, Fugs, Whittier, Stanley Dale, John Josselyn, Gerard Malanga, Scotti's son Raem, Charles Peter Olson, Timothy Leary, Phychodelic Review, Kundalini Yoga, Beatles, Samurai sword, Vincent Ferrini, Betty Olson, Mary Shore, Sat Chit Ananda, Harvey Brown, Preston's Conquest (Prescott), Richard Alper, Macrobiotics, Jonathan Bayliss, Ed Sanders, Bob Dylan, YEats, Keats, Celia Finglod (Finberg), Being, Intelligence, bliss, Linda Parker, The Studio (Ferrini's Frame Shop).

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Olson, Charles 1910-1970.; Ferrini, Vincent 1913-; Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Poets -- Interviews.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Scotti, Steven Interviewee.;Gibson, Gregory Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Scotti, Steven," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7672, (accessed August 21, 2017).