Sam Abrams papers 1980-1994

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Abrams, Sam,. Sam Abrams papers 1980-1994

Sam Abrams papers 1980-1994

Professional papers of Sam Abrams, the American poet. Abrams taught as a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology from 1978-2005. The collection includes correspondence, committee notes, fliers, brochures, poems, and class materials. There are also biographical files on various writers. The Sam Abrams papers consist of materials collected by Abrams during his time at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). A large portion of the collection is made up of biographical files on various writers including Amiri Baraka and Hettie Jones, Jim Cohn, Cornelius Eady, Allen Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, and Philip Whalen. There are also files on other individuals who presented or performed at RIT including media tycoon Ted Turner and folksinger Charlie King. In addition to biographical information, these files contain correspondence, event fliers, and sample works. The collection also includes files on various projects and events overseen by Abrams. For instance, there is information on the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar from 1980. There is also information on the film "From Hitler to M-X," an anti-war documentary. Again, these files include correspondence, promotional material, and related clippings.

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