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

Series IV: Ginsberg: A Biography Materials, 1943-2000

This series consists of materials related to Barry Miles' biography of Allen Ginsberg. First, it includes ten distinct manuscript drafts of the biography itself, up to and including galleys and typeset drafts. Many of these drafts include handwritten notes and corrections. The sixth draft has extensive corrections by Ginsberg. There is also a draft of the revised edition of the biography. Additionally, a published copy of the first edition, signed and annotated throughout by Ginsberg, can be found.

The research materials are quite extensive, including typed chronologies of Ginsberg's life, and itineraries of his various travels, as well as transcribed interviews with family and friends.

Audio recordings of interviews are also in this series, part of a 10-box collection of cassette tapes containing duplicates of tapes from Ginsberg's personal collection. The cassette tapes are ordered according to Ginsberg's own organizational schema when possible. Other audio material, such as Miles' interviews with Ginsberg friends and family, are arranged alphabetically by interviewee.

There is also Miles' detailed year-by-year chronological reconstruction of Ginsberg's life, from 1943 to Ginsberg's death in 1997. These files contain contemporary newspaper clippings; selected Ginsberg journal entries; letters regarding relevant details of Ginsberg's life; writings by Ginsberg and others from the year specified; and studies of Ginsberg and the Beats relevant to that year. Within the folder 'Year 1949' can be found photocopies of Ginsberg's early manuscript "The Fall."

Nearly all of this material is photocopied. The duplicated material is dated, in the container list, by when the originals were produced; the photocopies themselves date from the 1980s, the period when Miles was writing the biography.

This series also contains extensive correspondence, some related to the publication of the biography, but mostly a collection of Ginsberg's personal correspondence from the 1940s to the 1990s. As with the chronological material discussed above, this correspondence is almost exclusively photocopied Also found within this series are duplicates of Ginsberg's journals from 1953 to 1980. Finally, this series contains a small collection of Ginsberg obituaries.

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Box 3 Folder 13 Archive Sale, 1994


Audio Material--Cassette Tapes



Box 28 Allen Ginsberg's Collection, 1959-1988 (137 Tapes), 1959-1988



Box 29 Allen Ginsberg's Collection, 1959-1988 (137 Tapes), 1959-1988



Box 30 Allen Ginsberg's Collection, 1959-1988 (137 Tapes), 1959-1988



Box 31 Allen Ginsberg's Collection, 1959-1988 (137 Tapes), 1959-1988



Box 32 Allen Ginsberg's Collection, 1959-1988 (137 Tapes), 1959-1988



Box 33 Allen Ginsberg's Collection, 1959-1988 (137 Tapes), 1959-1988



Box 34 Allen Ginsberg's Collection, 1959-1988 (137 Tapes), 1959-1988



Box 35 Allen Ginsberg's Collection, 1959-1988 (137 Tapes), 1959-1988



Box 36 Ball, Gordon - Whalen, Phillip--Tape 1, 1984-1986 (17 Tapes), 1984-1986



Box 37 Whalen, Phillip --Tape 2, 1986 (1 Tape), 1986


Box 37 Recordings of Allen Ginsberg, 1967-1990 (11 Tapes), 1967-1990



Box 3 Folder 13 Background Material and Autobiographical Precis, circa, 1986-1988



Box 4 Folder 1 to 2 Childhood Notes, 1970s (2 Folders), 1970s


Chronology, 1943-1997


Box 4 Folder 3 to 8 General, 1970-1980s (6 Folders), 1970-1980s


Year-by-Year


Box 4 Folder 9 to 11 1943-1999 (3 Folders), 1943-1999


Box 4 Folder 12 1943-1997


Box 4 Folder 13 1944-1999


Box 4 Folder 14 General Notes, 1953-1980s


Box 4 Folder 15 Carr, Lucien, 1944s-1999


Box 4 Folder 16 Allen Ginsberg Novel and Conversation Transcripts,, 1944-1999



Box 6 Folder 1 Clippings, 1944


Box 6 Folder 2 to 5 1945-1999, (4 Folders)


1949-1997


Box 6 Folder 6 to 7 General, 1949 (2 Folders), 1949


Box 6 Folder 8 "The Fall"--Notebooks, 1949


Box 6 Folder 9 to 12 1950-1997, (3 Folders)



Box 7 Folder 1 to 9 1953-2000 (9 Folders), 1953-2000



Box 8 Folder 1 to 14 1962-1999, (14 Folders)



Box 9 Folder 1 to 3 1976-1978 (3 Folders), 1976-1978


1979


Box 9 Folder 4 General, 1979


Box 9 Folder 5 Allen Ginsberg--European Itinerary, 1979


Box 9 Folder 6 to 11 1980-1993, (6 Folders)



Box 10 Folder 1 to 11 1986-1997, (11 Folders)


Box 10 Folder 12 Collected Poems Footnotes, Undated


Correspondence, 1943-1999


Biography-Related, 1976-1990


Box 10 Folder 13 General, 1986


Box 10 Folder 14 Libraries, 1976-1987


Box 10 Folder 15 Simon & Schuster, 1988-1990


Ginsberg, 1943-1999



Box 11 Folder 1 to 4 Burroughs, William S., 1950-1999 (4 Folders), 1950-1999


General


Box 11 Folder 5 to 7 1943-1950, (3 Folders)



Box 12 Folder 1 to 8 1951-1960 (8 Folders), 1951-1960



Box 13 Folder 1 to 12 1961-1978 (12 Folders), 1961-1978



Box 14 Folder 1 to 9 1990-1996 (9 Folders), 1990-1996


Box 14 Folder 10 Miles, 1966-1979


Drafts, 1980s-2000


First Draft


Box 14 Folder 11 to 14 Chapters 1-4, circa 1980s (4 Folders), 1980s



Box 15 Folder 1 to 17 Chapters 5-21, circa 1980s (17 Folders), 1980s



Box 16 Folder 1 to 4 Chapters 22-25, circa 1980s (4 Folders), 1980s


Second Draft


Box 16 Folder 5 to 7 Chapters 1-3, circa 1980s (3 Folders), 1980s


Third Draft


Box 16 Folder 8 to 15 Chapters 1-8, circa 1980s (8 Folders), 1980s



Box 17 Folder 1 to 14 Chapters 9-22, circa 1980s (14 Folders), 1980s



Box 18 Folder 1 to 7 Chapters 23-29, circa 1980s (7 Folders), 1980s



Box 19 Folder 1 to 4 Chapters 30-33, circa 1980s (4 Folders), 1980s


Fourth Draft


Box 19 Folder 5 to 6 Chapters 1-2, circa 1980s (2 Folders), 1980s



Box 20 Folder 1 Chapter 3, circa, 1980s


Box 20 Folder 2 to 3 Fifth Draft 1988 (2 Folders), 1988


Sixth Draft


Box 20 Folder 4 to 7 circa 1980s (4 Folders), 1980s



Box 21 Folder 1 to 2 circa 1980s (2 Folders), 1980s



Flat Box 273 circa, 1980s, (Oversize)



Box 21 Folder 3 to 6 Final--Copyedited, 1988 (4 Folders), 1988


Box 21 Folder 7 Galleys, 1989



Box 22 Folder 1 to 2 Galleys, 1989 (2 Folders), 1989


Box 22 Folder 3 to 5 First Typeset Photocopy, 1989 (3 Folders), 1989


Box 22 Folder 6 Afterword, circa, 1980s


Box 22 Folder 7 Index, circa, 1980s



Box 3 Folder 15 Published First Edition, signed by Ginsberg, with marginalia, 1989



Box 22 Folder 8 to 9 English Edition, 2000 (2 Folders), 2000



Box 23 Folder 1 to 3 English Edition, 2000 (3 Folders), 2000


Family Notes, 1980s-1999


Box 23 Folder 4 Naomi (Mother), 1987-1999


Box 23 Folder 5 Louis (Father), 1980s-1999


Interviews--Transcribed, 1980s


Box 23 Folder 6 Friends and Family, circa, 1986


Box 23 Folder 7 Ginsberg, Allen, 1985-1986


Box 23 Folder 8 Interview Questions, Undated


Journals, 1953-1980

(Photocopied Material)


Box 23 Folder 9 to 12 1953-1958 (4 Folders), 1953-1958



Box 24 Folder 1 to 9 1958-1964 (9 Folders), 1958-1964



Box 25 Folder 1 to 8 1965-1973 (8 Folders), 1965-1973



Box 26 Folder 1 to 5 1973-1985 (5 Folders), 1973-1985


Kaddish

(Photocopied Material)


Box 26 Folder 6 Origins, 1950s-1960s


Box 26 Folder 7 Filmscript, Undated


Box 26 Folder 8 Playscript, 1972



Box 27 Folder 1 Obituaries, 1997-1999


Box 27 Folder 2 Recordings Listings and Liner Notes, 1971-1993


Box 27 Folder 3 Russia, Undated


Box 27 Folder 4 Stanford University Notes, 1999


Box 27 Folder 5 Vollmer, Joan, 1951


Box 27 Folder 6 University of Texas Ginsberg Collection Notes, Undated