Irving Rosenthal papers ca. 1950-1996


Irving Rosenthal papers, ca. 1950-1996

Irving Rosenthal papers ca. 1950-1996

The papers document Irving Rosenthal's life from his childhood onwards, containing outgoing correspondence, doctoral dissertation materials, manuscript materials, and detailed documentation of his own novel, . There are materials relating to his editorship of and , his trip to Cuba in 1961, and his life in Tangier from 1962-1964. Also included are manuscripts by, and correspondence with, William Burroughs, Edward Dahlberg, Herbert Huncke, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Smith. Other significant figures featured in the collection include Paul Bowles, Paul Carroll, Gregory Corso, Elsa Dorfman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, George Harris III, Jack Kerouac, Eila Kokkinen, Robert LaVigne, Phillip Lamantia, Edward Marshall, Michael McClure, Peter Orlovsky, Ed Sanders, Philip Whalen, and John Wieners. Sheeper The Chicago Review Big Table

ca. 23 linear ft. (32 manuscript boxes, 1 half box, 7 flat boxes, 1 tube)


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