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American literature

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Peter Bertolette Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-0197
Abstract

Literary and editorial work of a former UConn student.

Dates: undated, 1953-1990

Jacob Blanck Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-0198
Abstract

American bibliographer, 1906-1974.

Dates: undated

Bookstore Press Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1997-0027
Abstract

Small press publisher (1971-1976) of poetry, children's books, and cookbooks located in Lenox, MA. The press was owned by Gerald Hausman. Authors and illustrators published by the press include Ruth Krauss, Paul Metcalf, David Kheridan, Sam Cornish and Maurice Sendak.

Dates: undated, 1967-1976

Ann Charters Papers

 Collection
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: 1966-2017

Gregory Corso Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1997-0105
Abstract

Gregory Corso was born 26 March 1930, in New York, NY. His career included working as a writer, manual laborer in New York City (1950-1951), and employee of the Los Angeles Examiner (Los Angeles, CA, 1951-1952), a merchant seaman on Norwegian vessels (1952-1953) and in the English department of the State University of New York at Buffalo (1965-1970).

Dates: 1957-1980

Robert Creeley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1978-0008
Abstract

Robert Creeley attended Harvard University, Black Mountain College and University of New Mexico. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Creeley has written novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, poetry, literary criticism and history. Creeley died in 2005.

Dates: undated, circa 1940-1978

Diane Di Prima Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-0042
Abstract

Diane Di Prima, best known for her work as a Beat poet and writer, was born 6 August 1934 in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Swarthmore College (1951-1953). Di Prima has received National Endowment for the Arts grants in 1966 for Poets Press and in 1973. She writes nonfiction, autobiographies, journals, essays, poetry and plays.

Dates: undated, 1934-1990

Edward Dorn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1990-0049
Abstract

Edward Dorn was born 2 April 1929 in Villa Grove, Illinois. He studied with Charles Olson at Black Mountain College and graduated in 1955. He taught at Idaho State University at Pocatello (1961-65), the University of Essex, Great Britain (1965-1970), Northeastern Illinois University at Chicago (1970-1971), Kent State University, Ohio (1973-74) and the University of Colorado (1977-1999). Mr. Dorn died in December 1999 at the age of 70.

Dates: undated, 1956-1993

Larry Eigner Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1974-0001
Abstract Born in 1927 in Swampscott, Massachusetts, Laurence (Larry) Eigner was a prominent American writer who authored more than 75 books of poetry as well as literary broadsides. He was born with cerebral palsy on August 7, 1927 to parents Israel and Bessie. Eigner lived most of his life—that is, his first 50 years—in his parents’ Swampscott, Massachusetts home. Though he was wheelchair-bound from birth, this did not hinder him from becoming a prolific writer. Indeed, he is known for having shared...
Dates: 1927-2003

Margaret Witter Fuller Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-0202
Abstract

Margaret Witter Fuller was born 23 January 1872, in Brooklyn, New York. In 1874, the family moved to Norwich, Connecticut. Miss Fuller resided in Norwich for many years. A prolific writer, she authored many poems, plays and novels. Miss Fuller died 1 February 1954 in Boston, MA.

Dates: undated, 1903-1956

Fred Ho Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1999-0036
Abstract

Collection contains essays, articles, poetry, music, commentaries, critical reviews, speeches, video recordings and musical recordings written, performed and collected by Fred Ho [Asian American Musician, composer, writer and activist].

Dates: undated, 1892-2013

Joel Oppenheimer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1990-0056
Abstract Born in Yonkers in 1930, Joel Oppenheimer was a student of Charles Olson's at Black Mountain College from 1950-1953. He published over a dozen books of poetry, a play, a book on baseball, and was a columnist for the Village Voice from 1968 to 1984. Oppenheimer was the first director of the St. Mark's Poetry Project in Greenwich Village (from 1966 to 1968) and was an active teacher of poetry throughout his life. He died of complications from cancer in 1988....
Dates: 1925-1988

Oyez Press Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-0208
Abstract Founded in 1964 by Robert Hawley and Stevens van Strum, the Oyez Press initially produced a series of poetry broadsides by such notable figures as Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, William Everson, Gary Snyder, and Charles Olson. Although van Strum left in 1968, Hawley continued on with the press in his spare time, eventually publishing over 80 books in addition to numerous keepsakes and broadsides, featuring authors such as David Meltzer, Josephine Miles, Lew Welch, Philip Lamantia, and many...
Dates: 1963-1987

Ed Sanders Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1978-0002
Abstract Collection materials reflect Sanders' literary and publishing work, affinities with writers from both the Beat and New York Schools of poetry, and political organizing activities and interests, including his pacifism, opposition to the Vietnam War and nuclear weapons, and advocacy for sexual freedom, legalization of marijuana, and freedom of expression. The collection includes manuscripts of poems, books, articles, and lyrics; correspondence; manuscript submissions and page proofs;...
Dates: undated, 1955-1976

Aram Saroyan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1978-0004
Abstract

Aram Saroyan was born in 1943, the son of American writer and playwright William Saroyan. In addition to several volumes of poetry, Saroyan has published several autobiographical novels, including The Street, in addition to a critical study of beat poet Lew Welch and a biography of his father.

Dates: undated, 1950-1977

Catherine Seelye Papers

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Identifier: 1998-0211
Abstract Research notes, correspondence, and transcriptions for Charles Olson and Ezra Pound: An Encounter at St. Elizabeths (NY: Grossman, 1975), edited by Catherine Seelye. Seelye was a librarian at the University of Connecticut, which holds the Charles Olson Papers. Her edited book reproduces notes, essays, and poems Olson wrote during his frequent visits with Ezra Pound at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., after Pound was declared mentally unfit to...
Dates: undated, 1917-1978; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1976

Slow Loris Press Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-0212
Abstract

The Slow Loris Press was a independent non-profit venture headed by Anthony and Patricia Petrosky. The Slow Loris Press focused on publishing a poetry magazine called Rapport which evolved into a more wide ranging format with the start of the Slow Loris Reader (SLR) in 1978. The Press also published chapbooks and broadsides. It ceased operation in 1984 principally due to insufficient financial support.

Dates: 1971-1984

Walter Snow Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1975-0005
Abstract

The papers include the correspondence, short stories, journalistic articles, correspondence, poems, novels, and plays of journalist, essayist, novelist and pulp fiction writer, Walter Snow.

Dates: undated, 1926-1973