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George Dowden papers on the Allen Ginsberg bibliography, 1966-1971

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Call No.: MS#0361
Bib ID 4078710 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Dowden, George
Title George Dowden papers on the Allen Ginsberg bibliography, 1966-1971
Physical Description 2 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Catalogued in part, remainder arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, working notes, and drafts used by Dowden (b. ca. 1933) in compiling his work A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS BY ALLEN GINSBERG. Dowden corresponded with many writers, publishers, editors, and libraries in compiling a comprehensive bibliography of Allen Ginsberg's poetry and prose, published before 1 July 1967. Among the correspondents are Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, Robert La Vigne, Gerard Malanga, Fernanda Pivano, and Gary Snyder.

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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.

The following boxes are located off-site: 2-4. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

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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); George Dowden papers on the Allen Ginsberg Bibliography; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Date of acquisition--1959. Accession number--M-59.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89. Processed by Henry Rowen, 1972.

Revision Description

2010-01-28 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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

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American literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
American literature -- 20th century -- Bibliography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bohemianism -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Holmes, John Clellon, 1926-1988 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lavigne, Robert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Malanga, Gerard Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pivano, Fernanda Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poets, American -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Snyder, Gary Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Series I: Cataloged Material


Subseries I.1: Correspondence

Cataloged correspondence and manuscripts are interfiled



Box 1 Allen, Donald M. To George Dowden, San Francisco, 8 May 1967, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copy of 1 related letter]


Box 1 Berke, Joseph H. To George Dowden, London, 19 Aug 1969, 3 pages a.l.s. (p. 3 typewritten

[With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Berke, Joseph H. To George Dowden, London, 30 Sept 1969, 2 pages t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Berke, Joseph H. To George Dowden, London, [Oct 1969], 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Blackburn, Paul To George Dowden, New York, 31 May [1967], 1 page a.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Cantwell, Robert To George Dowden, New York, 7 Oct 1967, 2 pages t.l.s.,

[With copy of 1 related letter]


Box 1 Chamberlain, Wynn To George Dowden, [New York], 22 Sept 1967, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copy of 1 related letter]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, [San Francisco], [March 1966], 1 page a.l. (his notes written on GD's letter


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 2 March 1966, 1 page t.l.s. (with copy of related letter bearing LF's notes


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, [June 1966], 1 p.c.s. (with copy of related letter


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 25 Aug 1966, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 7 Sept 1966, 2 pages t.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 25 April 1967, 1 page a.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Blackburn, Paul To George Dowden, New York, 31 May [1967], 1 page a.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 12 [i.e., 11] May 1967, 1 p.c.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 1 June 1967, 2 pages a.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, [8 June 1967], 1 p.c.s.,

[With GD's related notes, 4 pages]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 20 June 1967, 1 p.c.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 7 July 1967, 2 pages a.l.s.,

[With copies of 3 related letters]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, [San Francisco], [Dec 1967], 1 page a.l.s.,

[Written on GD's letter; with carbon copy]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 18 Jan 1969, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters & notes]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To Marthe Whitcomb Rexroth (Mrs. Kenneth), San Francisco, [May 1969], 1 page t.l.s.,


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 8 May 1969, 1 page t.l.s.,


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 8 May 1969, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, [June 1969], 2 pages a.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, [Aug 1969], 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply & related letter bearing LF's notes, 3 pages]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 5 Sept 1969, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 15 Sept 1969, 1 page t.l.s., 3 related letters,


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, [San Francisco], 6 Nov 1969, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply & receipt]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 2 Dec 1969, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 12 Jan 1970, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 replies]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 23 Feb 1970, 2 pages t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, [ca. March 1970], 2 pages a.l.s.,

[With 6 related letters & list]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 5 July 1970, 1 page t.l.s.,


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 11 Aug 1970, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 replies]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, [ca. 20 Aug 1970], 4 pages a.l.s.,

[Pages 2-4 written on GD's list of questions; With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 21 Dec 1970, 2 pages t.l.s.,

[With copies of 6 related letters]


Box 1 Ferlinghetti, Lawrence To George Dowden, San Francisco, 24 March 1971, 2 pages a.l.s.,

[With copies of 3 related letters]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [New York], [ca. March 1967], 2 pages a.l.,

[Notes written on GD's letter; With copies of 3 related letters]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, London, 5 Aug 1967, 1 telegram,


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [London], 16 Aug [1967], 1 page a.l.s.,

[With envelope & copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [London], [18 Aug 1967], 1 a.n.s. (on envelope


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, Milan, 11 Nov 1967, 1 page a.l.s.,

[With envelope & copies of 3 related letters]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, London, 28 Nov 1967, 1 page a.l.s.,

[With copies of 3 related letters]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [New York], [25 Jan 1968], 1 page a.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, New York, 28 March 1968, 1 page a.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [New York], 29 April 1968, 2 pages a.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, New York, 28 May 1968, 1 page a.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [New York], 20 June 1968, 1 page a.l.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [New York], 18 Oct 1968, 2 pages a.l.s.,

[With questionnaire, 9 pages, filled in by AG & copy of related letter]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [New York], 27 Jan 1968, 2 pages a.l.s.,

[With copy of related letter]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [New York], [Jan 1969], 2 pages a.l.s.,

[Written on related letter; With copy of reply & questionnaire, 12 pages]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, Cherry Valley, NY, 10 March 1969, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With 11 page questionnaire filled in by AG & copy of related letter]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, Cherry Valley, NY, 15 April 1969, 1 p.c.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [Cherry Valley, NY], [Oct 1969], 7 pages a.l.,

[5 pages written on lettter from GD; With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, Cherry Valley, NY, 7 July 1969, 1 page a.l.s.,

[With 2 questionnaires filled in by AG; With copies of 3 related letters]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [Cherry Valley, NY], [Sept 1969], 3 pages a.l.s.,

[Written on related letter; With copy of letter]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [Cherry Valley, NY], [10 Dec 1969], 2 pages a.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters & bank check]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, Cherry Valley, NY, [Jan 1970], 8 pages t.l.s.,

[4 pages in AG's hand; with copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [Cherry Valley, NY], 7 [i.e. 6] Feb 1970, 1 page a.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, Cherry Valley, NY, 11 Feb 1970, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [Cherry Valley, NY], 19 Feb 1970, 1 page a.l.s.,

[With copies of 4 related letters & customs form]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [Cherry Valley, NY], 23 May 1970, 1 page a.l.s.,

[With copy of reply & AG's notes on Mantras, 2 pages]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Allen To George Dowden, [Cherry Valley, NY], 27 Jan [i.e. Feb] 1971, 1 p.c.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis To George Dowden, Paterson, NJ, 15 Oct 1966, 1 page t.l.s.,


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis To George Dowden, Paterson, NJ, 26 Oct 1966, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With clipping & carbon copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis To George Dowden, Paterson, NJ, [ca. April 1967], 2 pages t.l.s.,

[With carbon copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis To George Dowden, Paterson, NJ, 12 May 1967, 1 page t.l.s.,

[2 poems enclosed; With copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis To George Dowden, Paterson, NJ, 21 Dec 1967, 2 pages t.l.s.,

[With carbon copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis To George Dowden, Paterson, NJ, 12 March 1968, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With carbon copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis To George Dowden, Paterson, NJ, 31 May 1968, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With carbon copy of reply]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis To George Dowden, Paterson, NJ, [June 1968], 2 pages t.l.s.,


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis To George Dowden, Paterson, NJ, 14 June 1968, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With carbon copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis To George Dowden, Paterson, NJ, 22 Aug 1969, 2 pages t.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis To George Dowden, Paterson, NJ, 4 Sept 1969, 1 page t.l.s.,


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis To George Dowden, Paterson, NJ, 3 Dec 1969, 1 page t.l.s.,


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis To George Dowden, Paterson, NJ, 5 Dec 1969, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With carbon copy of reply]


Box 1 Grinberg, Miguel To George Dowden, Buenos Aires, 23 March 1966, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Grinberg, Miguel To George Dowden, [Buenos Aires], 24 June 1966, 1 page a.l.s.,

[With carbon copy of reply]


Box 1 Grinberg, Miguel To George Dowden, [Buenos Aires], 30 January 1967, 1 page a.l.s.,


Box 1 Grinberg, Miguel To George Dowden, [Buenos Aires], [1 Feb 1967], 1 page a.l.s.,

[With carbon copy of reply]


Box 1 Grinberg, Miguel To George Dowden, [Buenos Aires], 18 May 1967, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With carbon copy of reply]


Box 1 Grinberg, Miguel To George Dowden, Buenos Aires, 7 June 1967, 2 pages t.l.s.,

[With carbon copy of reply]


Box 1 Grinberg, Miguel To George Dowden, Buenos Aires, 31 Aug 1967, 1 page a.l.s.,

[With carbon copy of reply]


Box 1 Grinberg, Miguel To George Dowden, [Buenos Aires], [ca. Oct 1967], 1 page t.l.s.,


Box 1 Grinberg, Miguel To George Dowden, [Buenos Aires], 20 Nov 1967, 1 page t.l.s.,


Box 1 Harding, Gunnar To George Dowden, Stockholm, 30 Aug 1967, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With enclosed bibliography & copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Harding, Gunnar To George Dowden, Stockholm, 1 Nov 1967, 2 pages t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Harding, Gunnar To George Dowden, Stockholm, 11 Nov 1967, 2 pages t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Harding, Gunnar To George Dowden, Iowa City, IA, 14 March 1969, 2 pages a.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Holmes, John Clellon To George Dowden, Old Saybrook, CT, 17 Aug 1967, 2 pages t.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Holmes, John Clellon To George Dowden, [London], [Oct 1967], 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Holmes, John Clellon To George Dowden, Old Saybrook, CT, 23 Jan 1967 [i.e., 1968], 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Holmes, John Clellon To George Dowden, Old Saybrook, CT, 18 Sept 1968, 2 pages t.l.s.,

[With copy of related letter]


Box 1 Kupferberg, Tuli To George Dowden, New York, 29 June 1964, 1 page a.l.s.,

[With copies of 4 related letters]


Box 1 Laughlin, James To George Dowden, New York, 28 June 1967, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copies of 3 related letters]


Box 1 Laughlin, James To George Dowden, New York, 5 Oct 1967, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Laughlin, James To George Dowden, New York, 18 Oct 1967, 1 page t.l.s.,


Box 1 La Vigne, Robert To George Dowden, Bennington, VT, [ca. Nov 1967], 2 pages a.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 La Vigne, Robert To George Dowden, San Francisco, 20 Jan 1968, 1 page a.l.s.,


Box 1 Label, Jean-Jacques To George Dowden, [Paris], [23 June 1966], 1 p.c.s.,

[With copies of 4 related letters]


Box 1 Malanga, Gerard To George Dowden, New York, 6 July 1966, 1 page a.l.s.,


Box 1 Malanga, Gerard To George Dowden, [New York], [Aug 1967], 2 pages a.l.s.,

[Written on related letter; With copies of 3 related letters]


Box 1 Pivano, Fernanda Sottsass To George Dowden, Milan, 22 June 1966, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Pivano, Fernanda Sottsass To George Dowden, Milan, 8 Sept 1966, 1 page t.l.s.,


Box 1 Pivano, Fernanda Sottsass To George Dowden, Milan, 30 Oct 1967, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Pivano, Fernanda Sottsass To George Dowden, [Milan], 14 Dec 1967, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Pivano, Fernanda Sottsass To George Dowden, Milan, [Sept 1969], 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copies of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Pivano, Fernanda Sottsass To George Dowden, Milan, 21 Oct 1969, 1 page t.l.s.,


Box 1 Rexroth, Martha Whitcomb (Mrs. Kenneth) To Lawrence Ferlinghetti, [San Francisco], [May 1969], 1 page a.l.s.,

[For this item See Ferlinghetti, Lawrence. To George Dowden, [May 1969].]


Box 1 Snyder, Gary To George Dowden, [Kyoto], 17 Sept [1967], 2 pages a.l.s.,

[With envelope &amp copy of related letter]


Box 1 Snyder, Gary To George Dowden, San Francisco, [June 1969], 1 page t.l.s.,

[With copy of reply]


Box 1 Snyder, Gary To George Dowden, Mill Valley, CA, 26 Oct 1969, 1 page t.l.s.,

[With envelope &amp copies of 2 related letters]


Subseries I.2: Manuscripts

Cataloged correspondence and manuscripts are interfiled


Box 1 Dowden, George [autobiographical data], [Brighton, UK], [26 May 1970], 1 page t.ms.,

[With copy of 2 related letters]


Box 1 Dowden, George [A bibliography of works by Allen Ginsberg] - preface, [Brighton, UK], 23 Nov 1969, 9 pages a.ms.s. (first draft


Box 1 Dowden, George [A bibliography of works by Allen Ginsberg] - preface, Brighton, UK, 23 Nov 1969, 9 pages t.ms. (second draft; with many changes in the author's hand


Box 1 Dowden, George [A bibliography of works by Allen Ginsberg] - preface, Brighton, UK, 23 Nov 1969, 9 pages a.ms. (third draft; notes on proof of preface


Box 1 Dowden, George [A bibliography of works by Allen Ginsberg] - preface, Brighton, [UK], 10 Jan 1971, 11 pages t.ms. (fourth draft; with corrections in the author's hand


Box 1 Dowden, George [A bibliography of works by Allen Ginsberg] - preface, Brighton, [UK], 14 March 1971, 5 pages a.ms.s. (fifth draft


Box 1 Dowden, George [A bibliography of works by Allen Ginsberg] - preface, Brighton, [UK], 14 March 1971, 6 pages t.ms. (sixth draft; with many changes in the author's hand


Box 1 Dowden, George [A bibliography of works by Allen Ginsberg] - preface, Brighton, [UK], 14 March 1971, 5 pages t.ms. (seventh draft; with changes in the author's hand


Box 1 Dowden, George [A bibliography of works by Allen Ginsberg] - preface, Brighton, [UK], 14 March 1971, 4 pages t.ms. (eighth draft; with changes in the author's hand


Box 1 Dowden, George Landscape: 8 (poem), [London], [ca. Aug 1967], 1 page t.ms. (carbon copy


Box 1 Dowden, George Landscape: 9 (poem), [London], [ca. Aug 1967], 1 page t.ms. (carbon copy


Box 1 Ginsberg, Louis Speed (poem), [Paterson, NJ], [May 1967], 1 page t.ms. (with corrections

[For this item see Ginsberg, Louis. To George Dowden, 12 May 1967.]


Box 1 Harding, Gumnar Poems: Green revolution A new day This was a few years after the war Through the tunnel Us, [Stockholm], [ca. Nov 1967], 5 t.ms. (carbon copies; translated by Anselm Hollo

Series II: Arranged Correspondence



Box 2 A-L



Box 3 M-Z

Series III: A Bibliography of Works by Allen Ginsberg



Box 4 Carbon transcripts


Box 4 Drafts & notes


Box 4 Working notes