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Tom Clark papers, 1981-1983

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS #0232
Bib ID 4078615 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Clark, Tom, 1941-
Title Tom Clark papers, 1981-1983
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.



Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, printed materials, and tape cassettes assembled by Tom Clark in writing his WRITER: A LIFE OF JACK KEROUAC. There is correspondence from friends and fellow writers of Kerouac, printed materials about Kerouac and The Jack Kerouac Conference, 1982, at the Naropa Institute (Boulder, Colorado), and five drafts of Clark's book manuscript. Among the correspondents are Carolyn Cassady, Robert Creeley, Edward Dorn, and Allen Ginsberg.

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This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Tom Clark papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 05/04/89.

Revision Description

2015-08-28 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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Cassady, Carolyn Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dorn, Edward Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jack Kerouac Conference (Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Catalogued Correspondence

Box 1 Allen, Donald M.

Box 1 Cassady, Carolyn Robinson (Mrs Neal L.)

Box 1 Creeley, Robert

Box 1 Dorn, Edvard

Box 1 Fagin, Larry

Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen

Box 1 Knight, Arthur and Kit

Box 1 Padgett, Ron

Box 1 Plimpton, George

Box 1 Shoemaker, Jack

Catalogued Manuscripts

Box 2 Box 3 Writer: A Life of Jack Kerouac--Augtograph and Partly Typed Manuscript

Box 2 Box 3 Writer: A Life of Jack Kerouac--Typed Manuscript--Uncut First Draft

Box 2 Box 3 Writer: A Life of Jack Kerouac--Typed Manuscript--First Draft Rewrite

Box 2 Box 3 Writer: A Life of Jack Kerouac--Typed Manuscript--Second Draft Re-write

Box 2 Box 3 Writer: A Life of Jack Kerouac--Typed Manuscript--Third Draft

Uncatalogued Correspondence

Box 4 Abbott, Steve

Box 4 Backes, Clarus

Box 4 Bruccoli, Matthew J.

Box 4 Butterick, George

Box 4 Chessey, Bob

Box 4 Creeley, Penelope (Mrs Robert)

Box 4 Daley, John

Box 4 Faigao, Jane

Box 4 Gart, Gale

Box 4 Harcourt Brace Jovanovick, Inc.

Box 4 Hawkins, Bobbie Louise

Box 4 Leary, Timothy

Box 4 Levy, Dianne

Box 4 Libraries

Box 4 Lord, Sterling

Box 4 McAdams, Lewis

Box 4 McCauley, Gerard

Box 4 MeClung, Bill

Box 4 O'Brien, John

Box 4 Propper, Dan

Box 4 Rawarth, Tom

Box 4 Schwartz, Marilyn

Box 4 Sheard, Sarah

Box 4 Backes, Clarus

Box 4 Wagner, D.R.

Box 4 Walsh, Joy

Notebooks, Printed Material, and Audio Cassettes

Box 5 Notebooks

Box 5 Printed book reviews of Kerouac's books

Box 5 Printed misc. (about Kerouac)

Tape Cassettes

Box 5 Berrigan, Ted

Box 5 Clark, Tom

Box 5 Creeley, Robert

Box 5 Dorn, Edward

Box 5 Kerouac, Jack