Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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

Series III: Allen Ginsberg, 1960s-1990s

Correspondence, as well as manuscripts and typescript drafts of poems by Allen Ginsberg, are included in this series. There can also be found a handwritten itinerary of one of Ginsberg's reading tours, and Ginsberg's rendition of his family tree that includes a sketch by Beat poet Gregory Corso. These materials have been organized alphabetically.

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Box 5 Folder 1 to 3 Correspondence 1960s-1980s (3 Folders), 1960s-1980s

Box 5 Folder 4 to 7 Correspondence, 1970s-1990s (4 Folders), 1970s-1990s

(1992 Addition)

Manuscripts, 1973-1982

Box 5 Folder 8 "Airplane Blues,", 1982

Box 5 Folder 9 "Capitol Air,", 1981

Box 5 Folder 10 "Conversation Sanders,", 1980

(1992 Addition)

Box 5 Folder 11 "Do the Meditation; Rock Rag,", 1982

Box 5 Folder 12 "Dope Fiend Blues,", 1974

Box 5 Folder 13 Family Tree, with Gregory Corso pencil drawing, 1986

(1992 Addition)

Box 5 Folder 14 "Gospel Noble Truths,", 1975

Box 5 Folder 15 Itinerary, 1990

(1992 Addition)

Box 5 Folder 16 "Psalm on My Illness,", 1973