Allen Ginsberg Collection, 1944-1979.


Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Allen Ginsberg Collection, 1944-1979.

Allen Ginsberg Collection, 1944-1979.

Correspondence and a theatrical adaptation of Ginsberg's poem Kaddish make up the bulk of the Allen Ginsberg Collection, 1944-1979, supplemented by holograph and typescript works by Ginsberg, journal and notebook entries by Peter Orlovsky, and critical works about Ginsberg by other authors. The Works Series contains several poems by Ginsberg including "The Green Automobile" and "Primrose Hill Guru," as well as a statement to the Senate subcommittee investigating the use of LSD. Additionally, two revised typescripts and galley proofs for Empty Mirror are present. The outgoing correspondence section contains a great many letters from Ginsberg to fellow Beat writer Jack Kerouac and Ginsberg's long-time companion Peter Orlovsky, in addition to other friends and writers. Incoming correspondence includes a few letters from consular officials as well as friends and admirers. The Peter Orlovsky Series is composed of various bills, calling cards, notes, drafts and other fragments of Orlovsky's professional efforts. Several pages of journal entries are present in addition to an address book. People writing to Orlovsky include publishers, friends, and family. The Third-party Works and Correspondence Series contains several critical works about Ginsberg's poetry, a few unidentified poems, and multiple drafts of Jerome Benjamin's efforts to adapts Ginsberg's long poem Kaddish for the theatre. There is a small amount of correspondence between friends of Ginsberg and Orlovsky, generally about one or the other of the two.

3 boxes (1.25 linear feet), 1 oversize folder, 2 galley folders, and 12 cassette tapes.

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Orlovsky, Peter, 1933-2010 (person)

Writer, associate of Allen Ginsberg. From the description of Papers, 1954-1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122482491 American poet, born July 8, 1933, in New York City. From the description of Peter Orlovsky Papers, 1952-1983. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122590485 Peter Orlovsky, poet, musician, farmer, teacher, and companion of po...

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 (person)

Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to Louis and Naomi (Levy) Ginsberg. American poet, author, lecturer, and teacher who was one of the core members of the Beat Generation of American author's in the 1950's and early 1960's along with Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Neal Cassady. He died of complications of liver cancer on April 6, 1997. From the description of Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462019390 ...

Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 (person)

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was an American Beat novelist, essayist, and poet. From the description of Jack Kerouac Papers, 1920-1977 bulk 1935-1969. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122354098 Jack Kerouac was an American Beat novelist, essayist, and poet. From the description of Jack Kerouac collection of papers, 1943-1969. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122313929 From the guide to the Jack Kerouac collection of papers, 1942]-...