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Allen Ginsberg papers, 1943-1991, bulk 1945-1976

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Series I: Correspondence

This series consists of correspondence between Allen Ginsberg and his friends, family and associated. Included is early correspondence between Ginsberg and his friends and fellow writers William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and Gregory Corso as well as letters including poetry critiques from his Columbia University professors Lionel Trilling and Mark Van Doren. There is also a significant amount of correspondence between Allen Ginsberg and his father, the poet Louis Ginsberg.



Box 1 Folder 1 Anderson, John Cutler to Ginsberg, undated


Box 1 Folder 2 Auden, W.H. to Ginsberg, 1948 April and 1952 October, 1948 April, 1952 October


Box 1 Folder 3 Bakken, Richard to Louis Ginsberg, 1973


Barzun, Jacques to Ginsberg


Box 1 Folder 4 1946 October- 1948 October (3 letters), 1946, 1948 October


Box 1 Folder 5 1959-1965 (7 letters), 1959-1965


Box 1 Folder 6 Beach, Mary to Ginsberg, 1974 April 2


Box 1 Folder 7 Beckett, Samuel to Ginsberg, 1957 October 22


Box 1 Folder 8 Behan, Brendan to Ginsberg, 1960


Box 1 Folder 9 Beltrametti, Franco; Jack Hirschman; Allen Ginsberg; Gary Snyder; and Peter Orlovsky to Claude Pelieu,, 1974 June 29


Box 1 Folder 10 Blackburn, Paul to Ginsberg, 1961 August and 1966 June-October (4 letters), 1961 August, 1966 June-October


Box 1 Folder 11 Bowles, Paul to Ginsberg, 1961-1962 and undated (9 letters), 1961-1962, undated


Brooks, Eugene to Ginsberg


Box 1 Folder 12 1945-1959 (7 letters, with enclosures), 1945-1959


Box 1 Folder 13 1961-1963 (10 letters), 1961-1963


Box 1 Folder 14 1964-1969 (12 letters), 1964-1969


Burroughs, Joan Vollmer to Ginsberg


Box 1 Folder 15 1946 November- 1947 March (3 letters), 1946, 1947 March


Box 1 Folder 16 1949 April- October (2 letters), 1949


Burroughs, William Seward to Ginsberg


Box 1 Folder 17 Undated (4 letters), Undated


Box 1 Folder 18 1945 July- 1947 July (8 letters), 1945, 1947 July


Box 1 Folder 19 1948 (7 letters), 1948


Box 1 Folder 20 1949 (12 letters), 1949


Box 1 Folder 21 1950 May-1951 (11 letters), 1950


Box 1 Folder 22 1952 January- June (17 letters), 1952


Box 1 Folder 23 1952 July-December (13 letters), 1952 July-December



Box 2 Folder 1 1953 January-May (13 letters), 1953 January-May


Box 2 Folder 2 1953 June-August , 1954 May (12 letters), 1953 June-August, 1954 May


Box 2 Folder 3 1957 September-December (12 letters), 1957 September-December


Box 2 Folder 4 1958 (12 letters), 1958


Box 2 Folder 5 1959 (18 letters), 1959


Box 2 Folder 6 1960 (13 letters), 1960


Box 2 Folder 7 1961 (8 letters), 1961


Box 2 Folder 8 1962 February-1964 December (9 letters), 1962 February-1964 December


Box 2 Folder 9 1965 December-1969 September (6 letters), 1965 December-1969 September


Box 2 Folder 10 Carroll, Paul to Ginsberg, 1967 March 20

(contains a 39 page essay written by Carroll about Ginsberg's "Wichita Vortex Sutra")


Box 2 Folder 11 Cassady, Carolyn to Ginsberg, 1952-1968 (11 letters), 1952-1968


Cassady, Neal


Box 2 Folder 12 to Carolyn Cassady, 1958-1959 January (3 letters), 1958-1959 January


to Ginsberg


Box 2 Folder 13 Undated (3 letters), Undated



Box 3 Folder 1 1947 (15 letters), 1947


Box 3 Folder 2 1948 (4 letters), 1948


Box 3 Folder 3 1949-1952 (8 letters), 1949-1952


Box 3 Folder 4 1953-1954 (5 letters), 1953-1954


Box 3 Folder 5 1959 (4 letters), 1959


Box 3 Folder 6 1967 (2 letters), 1967


to Jack Kerouac


Box 3 Folder 7 Undated


Box 3 Folder 8 1947 October and 1950 December (2 letters), 1947 October, 1950 December


Box 3 Folder 9 to his Parents and Hal Chase, 1953


Box 3 Folder 10 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Documents


Box 3 Folder 11 Charters, Ann to Ginsberg, 1970 August 23


Box 3 Folder 12 Ciardi, John (Saturday Review) to Ginsberg, 1959 August (2 letters), 1959 August


Box 3 Folder 13 Clemens, Cyril to Ginsberg, 1966 April 27


Corso, Gregory


Box 3 Folder 14 to Ray Bremser, 1959


Box 3 Folder 15 to Ann Campbell, 1960


to Ginsberg


Box 3 Folder 16 Undated (5 letters), Undated


Box 3 Folder 17 1956 August-December (5 letters), 1956 August-December


Box 3 Folder 18 1957 (12 letters), 1957


Box 3 Folder 19 [1958] (8 letters)


Box 3 Folder 20 1958 January-March (12 letters) (2 to Ginsberg and Orlovsky, 3 to Ginsberg and Burroughs), 1958 January-March


Box 3 Folder 21 1958 July-September (8 letters), 1958 July-September


Box 3 Folder 22 1958 October-December (11 letters), 1958 October-December


Box 3 Folder 23 1959 May-July (12 letters), 1959 May-July



Box 4 Folder 1 1959 August -December (15 letters), 1959 August


Box 4 Folder 2 1959 May 15

(includes notes from Corso to Orlovsky and Kerouac to Ginsberg)


Box 4 Folder 3 1960 (15 letters), 1960


Box 4 Folder 4 1961 January-March (8 letters), 1961 January-March


Box 4 Folder 5 1961 September-November (10 letters), 1961 September-November


Box 4 Folder 6 1962 January-July (8 letters), 1962 January-July


Box 4 Folder 7 1962 August-November (10 letters), 1962 August-November


Box 4 Folder 8 1963 (6 letters), 1963


Box 4 Folder 9 1965-1967 (14 letters), 1965-1967


Box 4 Folder 10 to Louis Ginsberg, undated


Box 4 Folder 11 to Jack Kerouac, 1961 January 4


Box 4 Folder 12 to Archibald MacLeish, undated


to Peter Orlovsky


Box 4 Folder 13 1957 (2 letters), 1957


Box 4 Folder 14 [1958] (2 letters)


Box 4 Folder 15 1958 September-October (2 letters), 1958 September-October


Box 4 Folder 16 1960 (5 letters), 1960


Box 4 Folder 17 Corso, Gregory and William Burroughs to Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, 1958 September 24


Box 4 Folder 18 Cowley, Malcolm to Ginsberg, 1953 July-December (3 letters), 1953 July-December


Creeley, Robert to Ginsberg


Box 4 Folder 19 1956 September-1958 December (7 letters), 1956 September-1958 December


Box 4 Folder 20 1959-1960 (8 letters), 1959-1960



Box 5 Folder 1 1962-1963 (11 letters), 1962-1963


Box 5 Folder 2 1964-1965


Box 5 Folder 3 1966-1967 (9 letters), 1966-1967


Box 5 Folder 4 Crosby, Caresse to Ginsberg, 1957 (3 letters), 1957


Box 5 Folder 5 cummings, e.e., 1956


Box 5 Folder 6 Day, Dorothy to Ginsberg, 1961 and 1966 (4 letters), 1961, 1966


Box 5 Folder 7 DiPrima, Diane to Ginsberg, 1969


Box 5 Folder 8 Duncan, Robert to Ginsberg, 1956-1966 (5 letters), 1956-1966


Box 5 Folder 9 Eberhart, Richard to Ginsberg, 1956-1966 (5 letters), 1956-1966


Box 5 Folder 10 Engle, Paul Hamilton to Ginsberg, 1964-1956 (6 letters), 1964-1956


Box 5 Folder 11 Farrell, Lawrence to Gregory Corso, 1958-1961 (3 letters), 1958-1961


Ferlinghetti, Lawrence


Box 5 Folder 12 to Gregory Corso, 1958-1961 (3 letters), 1958-1961


Box 5 Folder 13 to Max Gartenberg, 1960


to Ginsberg


Box 5 Folder 15 1957 (5 letters), 1957


Box 5 Folder 15 1958 (15 letters), 1958


Box 5 Folder 16 1959 (10 letters), 1959


Box 5 Folder 17 1960 (15 letters), 1960


Box 5 Folder 18 1961 (23 letters), 1961


Ferlinghetti, Lawrence


to Ginsberg



Box 6 Folder 1 1962 (22 letters), 1962


Box 6 Folder 2 1963 (11 letters), 1963


Box 6 Folder 3 1964 (20 letters), 1964


Box 6 Folder 4 1965 (8 letters), 1965


Box 6 Folder 5 1966 (16 letters), 1966


Box 6 Folder 6 1967 (9 letters), 1967


Box 6 Folder 7 1968 (7 letters), 1968


Box 6 Folder 8 to Peter Orlovsky, 1960


Box 6 Folder 9 to Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach, 1973 July- 1974 October (7 letters), 1973, 1974 October


Box 6 Folder 10 Miscellaneous Correspondence


Ford, Charles Henri to Ginsberg


Box 6 Folder 11 1952 (3 letters), 1952


Box 6 Folder 12 1964-1968 (10 letters), 1964-1968


Box 6 Folder 13 Gallup, Donald to Ginsberg, 1964-1965 (3 letters), 1964-1965


Box 6 Folder 14 Garver, William Maynard to Ginsberg, 1953


Box 6 Folder 15 Geffen, Felicia (National Institute of Arts and Letters) to Ginsberg, 1957


Ginsberg, Allen


Box 6 Folder 16 to unknown recipient, undated

(possibly discussing the work of Anselm Hollo)


Box 6 Folder 17 to Gordon Ball, 1973-1974, (2 Folders)


Box 6 Folder 18 to Amiri and Amina Baraka, 1978 March and 1980 November (2 letters), 1978 March, 1980 November


Box 6 Folder 19 to Amiri Baraka, 1978 and 1981 (3 letters), 1978, 1981



Box 7 Folder 1 to Bill Berkson, 1968-1969 (3 letters), 1968-1969


to Eugene Brooks


Box 7 Folder 2 1943-1945 (4 letter), 1943-1945


Box 7 Folder 3 1956-1957 (10 letters), 1956-1957


Box 7 Folder 4 to Ann Buchanan, 1972 (2 letters), 1972


to William Burroughs


Box 7 Folder 5 1949-1952 and undated (4 letters), 1949-1952, undated


Box 7 Folder 6 1960 July


Box 7 Folder 7 to Bill Butler, 1964


Box 7 Folder 8 to Neal Cassady, undated (3 letters), undated


Box 7 Folder 9 to Gregory Corso, 1973

(contains transcript of a discussion following a poetry reading)


Box 7 Folder 10 to Mr. Creagh, 1967


Box 7 Folder 11 to Marcel Duchamp, 1964


Box 7 Folder 12 to Gail Dusenbery, 1970 (5 letters), 1970


Box 7 Folder 13 to Edith Ginsberg, 157 December 15


to Louis Ginsberg


Box 7 Folder 14 1947-1948 and undated (5 letters), 1947-1948, undated


Box 7 Folder 15 1954, 1956-1957 (15 letters), 1954, 1956-1957


Box 7 Folder 16 1958-1959 (9 letters), 1958-1959


Box 7 Folder 17 1960-1961 (16 letters), 1960-1961


Box 7 Folder 18 1962-1963 (16 letters), 1962-1963


Box 7 Folder 19 1965 (12 letters), 1965


Box 7 Folder 20 1967 September-1969 August (7 letters), 1967 September-1969 August


Box 7 Folder 21 1970s and undated (3 letters), 1970s, undated



Box 8 Folder 1 1970 (17 letters), 1970


Box 8 Folder 2 1971 (14 letters), 1971


Box 8 Folder 3 1972 (21 letters), 1972


Box 8 Folder 4 1973 (25 letters), 1973


Box 8 Folder 5 1974 (19 letters), 1974


Box 8 Folder 6 1975-1976 (8 letters), 1975-1976


to Dave Haselwood


Box 8 Folder 7 1967 and undated (9 letters), 1967, undated


Box 8 Folder 8 1968-1969 (5 letters), 1968-1969


Box 8 Folder 9 to Pietro Heliczer, 1966


Box 8 Folder 10 to Jeremy Hilton, 1965


Box 8 Folder 11 to Herbert Huncke


Box 8 Folder 12 to Jack Kerouac, undated, 1945-1949 (4 letters), 1945-1949


Box 8 Folder 13 to Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs, 1951-1952 (2 letters), 1951-1952



Box 9 Folder 1 to Arthur and Glee Knight, 1970-1975 (11 letters), 1970-1975


Box 9 Folder 2 to Arthur and Kit Knight, 1976, 1984 (3 letters), 1976, 1984


Box 9 Folder 3 to Paolo Lionni, 1956


Box 9 Folder 4 to Kenneth Lohf, 1971


Box 9 Folder 5 to Tom McGrath, 1966


Box 9 Folder 6 to Kirsten Michalski, 1970


Box 9 Folder 7 to Claude Pélieu and Mary Beach, 1968 and 1973 December- 1974 July (10 letters), 1968, 1973, 1974 July


Box 9 Folder 8 to [Robert] Gene [Pippin], 1950

(contains poem "If Money Made the Mind More Sane")


Box 9 Folder 9 to Janine Pommey, 1961


Box 9 Folder 10 to Jonathan Robbins, 1977


Box 9 Folder 11 to Miss Rosenberg, 1966


Box 9 Folder 12 to Barney Rossett, 1961


Box 9 Folder 13 to Lionel Trilling, 1945-1950 (3 letters), 1945-1950


Box 9 Folder 14 to Mark Van Doren, undated (2 letters), undated


Box 9 Folder 15 to A.A. Wyn, 1953

(regarding distribution ofJunkie)


Box 9 Folder 16 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1966-1982

(unaddressed, etc.)


Box 9 Folder 17 Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Peter Orlovsky and Gregory Corso to "Jim" [James Weschler],, undated


Box 9 Folder 18 Ginsberg and William Burroughs to Tom Briberg, 1967


Ginsberg, Louis


Box 9 Folder 19 to City Lights Publishing, 1960


Box 9 Folder 20 to Gail Dusenberg, 1968 (6 letters), 1968


Box 9 Folder 21 to Eugene and Connie Brooks, 1957


to Allen Ginsberg


Box 9 Folder 22 Undated


Box 9 Folder 23 1945-1948 (12 letters), 1945-1948


Box 9 Folder 24 1955 December (2 letters), 1955 December


Box 9 Folder 25 1956 (16 letters), 1956


Box 9 Folder 26 1957-1958 (13 letters), 1957-1958


Box 9 Folder 27 1959-1960 (18 letters), 1959-1960


Box 9 Folder 28 1961 (22 letters), 1961



Box 10 Folder 1 1962 (22 letters), 1962


Box 10 Folder 2 1963 (23 letters), 1963


Box 10 Folder 3 1964 (10 letters), 1964


Box 10 Folder 4 1965 (22 letters), 1965


Box 10 Folder 5 1966 January-July (23 letters), 1966 January-July


Box 10 Folder 6 1966 August-December (21 letters), 1966 August-December


Box 10 Folder 7 1967 (37 letters), 1967


Box 10 Folder 8 1968 (18 letters), 1968


Box 10 Folder 9 1969, (6 Folders)


Box 10 Folder 10 to Selden Rodman, 1962


Ginsberg, Naomi Levy


Box 10 Folder 11 to Eugene Brooks and Louis Ginsberg, 1948 and 1950s (4 letters), 1948, 1950s


Box 10 Folder 12 To Ginsberg, 1948, 1956 and undated (17 letters), 1948, 1956, undated


Box 10 Folder 13 Ginsberg, Rebecca to Ginsberg, undated



Box 11 Folder 1 Holmes, John Clellon to Ginsberg, 1949-1964 (7 letters), 1949-1964


Box 11 Folder 2 Huxley, Aldous to Ginsberg, 1961


Box 11 Folder 2 Huxley, Laural to Ginsberg, 1968


Box 11 Folder 3 Kent, Rockwell to Ginsberg, 1964 February 14


Box 11 Folder 4 Kerouac, Edie Parker to Ginsberg, 1945 January 17


Kerouac, Gabrielle-Ange Levesque


Box 11 Folder 5 to Jack Kerouac, 1949 February 1


Box 11 Folder 6 to Ginsberg, 1958 and 1959 (2 letters), 1958, 1959


Kerouac, Jack


Box 11 Folder 7 Unaddressed and, undated


Box 11 Folder 8 to Alan Ansen, 1957 August 20


Box 11 Folder 9 to William S. Burroughs, 1947 ang 1955 (2 letters), 1947, 1955


Box 11 Folder 10 to Carolyn Robinson Cassady, 1954 May 17


Box 11 Folder 11 to Neal Cassady, undated


Box 11 Folder 12 to Max and Eleanor Frohman, circa, 1952


to Ginsberg


Box 11 Folder 13 Undated (5 letters), Undated


Box 11 Folder 14 1944-1945 (11 letters), 1944-1945


Box 11 Folder 15 1947-1948, (11 Folders)

(one letter includes a letter from Lucien Carr)


Box 11 Folder 16 1949 (7 letters), 1949


Box 11 Folder 17 1950 (7 letters), 1950


Box 11 Folder 18 1951 (4 letters), 1951


Box 11 Folder 19 1952 (14 letters), 1952


Box 11 Folder 20 1953 (7 letters), 1953


Box 11 Folder 21 1954 (11 letters), 1954

(includes copies of poems later included inSan Francisco Blues



Box 12 Folder 1 1955 (18 letters), 1955


Box 12 Folder 2 1956-1957 (14 letters), 1956-1957


Box 12 Folder 3 1958 (15 letters), 1958


Box 12 Folder 4 1959 March-June (10 letters), 1959 March-June


Box 12 Folder 5 1959 July-December (12 letters), 1959 July-December


Box 12 Folder 6 1960 (9 letters), 1960


Box 12 Folder 7 1961 (8 letters), 1961


Box 12 Folder 8 1962 April-November , 1963 June 97 letters), 1962 April-November, 1963 June 97


Box 12 Folder 9 1966, 1968 (2 letters), 1966, 1968


Box 12 Folder 10 to John Clellon Holmes, undated


Box 12 Folder 11 to James Laughlin, 1951-1952 (2 letters), 1951-1952


to Peter Orlovsky


Box 12 Folder 12 1956 and undated (3 letters), 1956, undated


Box 12 Folder 13 1959


Box 12 Folder 14 to Carl Solomon, 1951 December- 1952 April (2 letters), 1951, 1952 April



Box 13 Folder 1 Krassner, Paul to Ginsberg, 1972

(written on copy ofThe Realist)


Box 13 Folder 2 LaVigne, Robert to Barry Miles, 1972


Box 13 Folder 3 Lea, George to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1960

(includes Lea's review of "Kaddish")


Box 13 Folder 4 Lowell, Robert to Ginsberg, 1959 April (2 letters), 1959 April


Box 13 Folder 5 Lowenfels, Walter to Ginsberg, undated, 1958-1968, (14 letters)


Box 13 Folder 6 McClure, Jo Ann Keera to Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, 1964


McClure, Michael


Box 13 Folder 7 to Gregory Corso, 1961


to Ginsberg


Box 13 Folder 8 undated, 1956-1957 (10 letters), 1956-1957


Box 13 Folder 9 1958-1959 (19 letters), 1958-1959


Box 13 Folder 10 1960-1961 (11 letters), 1960-1961


Box 13 Folder 11 1963-1964 (9 letters), 1963-1964


Box 13 Folder 12 1965 (6 letters), 1965


Box 13 Folder 13 1966 1967 June (14 letters), 1966, 1967 June


Box 13 Folder 14 McInnerney, Michael to Barry Miles, 1969


Box 13 Folder 15 Micheline, Jack to Ginsberg, 1960


Box 13 Folder 16 Miles, Barry to Ginsberg, 1965, 1970 (2 letters), 1965, 1970


Box 13 Folder 17 Miles, Josephine to Ginsberg, 1957


Box 13 Folder 18 Moore, Marianne to Ginsberg, 1952 June-July and 1957 January (4 letters), 1952 June-July, 1957 January


Box 13 Folder 19 National Union of South African Students to Ginsberg, 1973

(with enclosures)


Box 13 Folder 20 O'Hara, Frank to Ginsberg, 1958-1961 (4 letters), 1958-1961



Box 14 Folder 1 Olsen, Charles to Ginsberg, 1957-1966 (10 letters), 1957-1966


Box 14 Folder 2 Ono, Yoko to Jonas Mekas, 1969


Orlovsky, Peter


Box 14 Folder 3 to Amiri and Amina Baraka, 1978


Box 14 Folder 4 to Barry Miles, 1971, 1973 (2 letters), 1971, 1973


Box 14 Folder 5 Pelieu, Claude to Ginsberg, 1974 (2 letters), 1974


Box 14 Folder 6 Pound, Dorothy to Ginsberg, 1952


Box 14 Folder 7 Ransom, John Crowe to Ginsberg, undated (2 letters), undated


Box 14 Folder 8 Read, Sir Herbert to Ginsberg, 1958


Box 14 Folder 9 Rodman, Selden to Ginsberg, 1960-1961, 1964 (5 letters), 1960-1961, 1964


Box 14 Folder 10 Rudge, Olga to Ginsberg, 1967 September-October (3 letters), 1967 September-October


Box 14 Folder 11 Russell, Bertrand to Ginsberg, 1962


Box 14 Folder 12 Salisbury, Harrison Evans to Ginsberg, 1968


Box 14 Folder 13 Solomon, Carl to Jack Kerouac, 1951-1952 (3 letters), 1951-1952


Box 14 Folder 14 Spender, Stephen to Ginsberg, undated


Box 14 Folder 15 Stevenson, Adlai to Ginsberg, 1960


Box 14 Folder 16 Trilling, Lionel to Ginsberg, 1945-1950 (13 letters), 1945-1950


Box 14 Folder 17 Trilling, Lionel to Ginsberg, 1951-1966 (11 letters), 1951-1966


Van Doren, Mark to Ginsberg, Undated


Box 14 Folder 18 Undated, 1944-1949 (8 letters), 1944-1949


Box 14 Folder 19 1950-1969 (8 letters), 1950-1969


Box 14 Folder 20 Villa, Jose Garcia to Ginsberg, 1946


Box 14 Folder 21 Williams, Florence Herman to Ginsberg, 1951-1964 (5 letters), 1951-1964


Williams, William Carlos


Box 14 Folder 22 to Ginsberg, 1956-1957 (10 letters), 1956-1957


Box 14 Folder 23 to Louis Ginsberg, 1952


Box 14 Folder 24 to Various Recipients, 1951-1959


Box 14 Folder 25 Wilson, Edmund to Ginsberg, 1963


Box 14 Folder 26 Zukofsky, Louis to Ginsberg, 1957



Box 15 Folder 1 to 2 Various Authors to Ginsberg, 1960s-1970s, (2 Folders)

(letters and poems sent to Ginsberg by admirers)


Box 15 Folder 3 Various Ginsberg Correspondence and Envelopes