Papers, 1945-2001.


Papers, 1945-2001.

Manuscript and typescript drafts for published collected poetry and published poems, drafts of unpublished poetry and prose, daybooks (1957-2000) with diaristic entries and pasted-in photographs and ephemera, and collages. Also includes audio recordings of Crosson's readings and a videorecording documenting an acting role.

21.2 lin. ft. (45 archives boxes, 1 card file box and 3 oversize folders)

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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 Crosson produced several books of collected poetry and a large collection of unpublished poetry and prose.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...