Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Barry Miles papers, 1958-1990, bulk 1965-1997

Series I: Correspondence, 1960s-1980s

This series contains correspondence related to Miles' work as a publisher of the little magazines Longhair and The International Times, and as owner and manager of London's Better Books and Indica Books. Most of the correspondents are writers and artists from the counterculture scene in the US and Britain.

The majority of the correspondents are represented by only one or two letters, primarily addressing business and promotional concerns. These are arranged alphabetically within "General Correspondence." Because some of the correspondents are people of note, this finding aid includes a list of correspondents found within the "General Correspondents" folders.

Correspondents with a large volume of material have been filed individually, the largest of these being the correspondence of William S Burroughs, which is also available on microfilm in the Columbia University library catalogue.

Original flyers and catalogues for various little magazines, book publications, poetry readings, and musical events have also been placed within this series.

All materials have been organized alphabetically by correspondent.

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Box 1 Folder 1 to 8 General, 1960s-1980s (8 Folders), 1960s-1980s

Box 1 Folder 9 General--List of Correspondents, 2010

Box 1 Folder 10 Berrigan, Ted, 1966

Box 1 Folder 11 Brautigan, Richard, 1968-1969

Box 1 Folder 12 to 13 Burroughs, William S., 1967-1983 (2 Folders), 1967-1983

(Microfilm available.)

Box 2 Folder 1 Burroughs Book Project, 1966-1974

Box 2 Folder 2 Di Prima, Diane, 1966-1969

Box 2 Folder 3 Horovitz, Michael, 1969-1981

Box 2 Folder 4 McGilvery, Laurence, 1971-1974

Box 2 Folder 5 Malanga, Gerard, 1965-1984

Box 2 Folder 6 Maynard, Joe, 1973--1978

Box 2 Folder 7 Mikriammos, Philippe, 1974-1979

Box 2 Folder 8 Olson, Charles, 1968-1969

Box 2 Folder 9 Pivano, Fernanda, 1968-1975

Box 2 Folder 10 Sanders, Ed, 1965-1974

Box 2 Folder 11 Catalogues and Flyers, 1965-1977