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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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Arrangement

Arrangement

Selected materials cataloged; remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

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.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Unique time-based media items have been reformatted and are available onsite via links in the container list. Commercial materials are not routinely digitized.

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.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Method of acquisition--Purchase; Accession number--M-59.

Publications About Described Materials

Clark, Tom. Writer: a life of Jack Kerouac. San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983.

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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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Audiocassettes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notebooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Authors, American -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beats (Persons) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Beats (Persons) in literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Biographers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bohemianism -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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, (484 pages)


Box 2 Box 3 Writer: A Life of Jack Kerouac--Typed Manuscript--Uncut First Draft, (394 pages)


Box 2 Box 3 Writer: A Life of Jack Kerouac--Typed Manuscript--First Draft Rewrite, (379 pages)


Box 2 Box 3 Writer: A Life of Jack Kerouac--Typed Manuscript--Second Draft Re-write, (273 pages)


Box 2 Box 3 Writer: A Life of Jack Kerouac--Typed Manuscript--Third Draft, (298 pages)

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 on Kerouac, 1982, 1 audiocassettes


Box 5 Clark, Tom: Reading at Inter[...] (San Francisco), 1982 January 12, 1 audiocassettes


Box 5 Clark, Tom at Kerouac Conference, Boulder, 1982 August 01, 1 microcassettes


Box 5 Creeley, Robert re. Kerouac, 1981 January 09, 1 audiocassettes

Side A: Creely re. Kerouac, goes into Side B a little


Box 5 Dorn, Edward on Jack Kerouac, 1982, 1 audiocassettes


Box 5 Kerouac, Jack: Reads from Visions of Cody; Origins of BOP; Desolation Angels; The Subterranean; Old Angel Midnight; San Francisco Blues, 1 audiocassettes