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Charters, Ann.


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Ann Charters: Women and the Beat Generation, 2006 April 13


English 217: A Discussion of the 1950s Counterculture Movement. Ann Charters, Professor of American Literature at UConn, reads beat poetry and discusses it. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2006 April 13

Ann Charters Papers

Identifier: 1998-0200
Abstract Scholar, author, photographer, and life-long editor and chronicler of Jack Kerouac and other writers of the Beat Generation, Ann Charters was born in November 1936 in Bridgeport, CT, the daughter of Nathan (a contractor) and Kate (Schultz) Danberg. She attended the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1957) and Columbia University (M.A., 1959, Ph.D., 1965). Her papers include literary manuscripts, letters, notebooks, photographs, periodicals, broadsides, interviews, audio and video...
Dates: 1966-2020

Samuel and Ann Charters Archives of Blues and Vernacular African American Musical Culture

Identifier: 2000-0105
Abstract Despite its primary emphasis on the blues and ragtime, the Samuel and Ann Charters Archives spans the entire 20th century, beginning with African-American spirituals and the ragtime of Scott Joplin and other early composers, and ending with Snoop Doggy Dogg and the rappers of the late 20th century. The Archives holds thousands of hours of recorded music on LP, 45 rpm and 78 rpm records, compact discs, audio cassettes, and reel-to-reel tapes. Though some records date back to the 1920s, the...
Dates: undated, 1844-2001

Portents Records

Identifier: 2006-0194
Abstract Portents, an independent record label and small press, was established by Ann and Samuel Charters in 1963 and operated until the early 1980’s. The name given to the imprint by the Charters was derived from the Herman Melville poem about the abolitionist John Brown that opens the book Battle Pieces. “To Melville, ‘portents’ were the vital signs in the mid 19th century that the Civil War was imminent in the United States. A Century later, we believed the word suggested the social and...
Dates: 1951-2006; Majority of material found within 1951 - 1978

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