Robert Crosson Papers, 1945-2001


Robert Crosson Papers, 1945-2001

The papers of Robert Crosson, Hollywood actor and contemporary Los Angeles poet, contain manuscript and typescript drafts for Crosson's published collected works, especially GEOGRAPHIES (1981), ABANDONED LATITUDES: NEW WRITINGS BY 3 LOS ANGELES POETS (1983), CALLIOPE (1988), and THE BLUE SOPRANO (1994); individual poems published in small literary magazines; and unpublished poetry and prose, including his novel "Round-Trip to Midland." Of particular interest are Crosson's daybooks which record his daily activities, thoughts and writings for over four decades. Also included are video and audio recordings, photographs of Crosson, and collages. The papers are arranged in eight series: 1) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS BY CROSSON, 4) DAYBOOKS, 5) ARTWORKS BY CROSSON, 6) CASSETTE RECORDINGS, 7) REEL-TO-REEL AUDIO RECORDINGS, and 8) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.

21.20 linear feet; (45 archives boxes, 1 card file box and 3 oversize folders)



SNAC Resource ID: 6650900

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Crosson, Robert, 1929-2001 (person)

Los Angeles (Calif.) poet, author and Hollywood actor, born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1929, Crosson moved to Pomona, California, in 1944. He pursued a writing career beginning in the early 1960s and supported himself throughout his life with restaurant jobs, house painting and carpentry work. Crosson produced several books of collected poetry and a large collection of unpublished poetry and prose. Crosson died in 2001. From the description of Papers, 1945-2001. (University of C...