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

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Series II: Writings and Manuscripts

This series includes manuscripts of writing both by Ginsberg and by his friends and collaborators, including the manuscript for Ginsberg'sIndian Journalsand the galleys forHowl and Other Poems.There are a number of Gregory Corso's poetry manuscripts as well as some poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, and some examples of Jack Kerouac's poetry and prose, including a scroll that includes a partial draft ofMexico City Blues.

Of particular interest and importance in this series is William S. Burroughs's "Interzone" manuscript-- the working title of what was later published asNaked Lunch.The manuscript was submitted to City Lights Publishing, but rejected and returned to Allen Ginsberg who was acting as Burroughs's literary agent.


Ball, Gordon-- Allen Verbatim , 1974



Box 15 Folder 4 to 5 Proofs, (2 Folders)


Box 15 Folder 6 Manuscript



Box 16 Folder 1 to 2 Manuscript, (2 Folders)


Box 16 Folder 3 Page Proofs


Box 16 Folder 4 Bodenheim, Maxwell-- "Epitaph for Maxwell Bodenheim" and "The Rose,", undated


Burroughs, William S.


Box 16 Folder 5 Miscellaneous

(envelopes and fliers)


Box 16 Folder 6 Copies of Mayan Codices, undated


Box 16 Folder 7 to 8 Cut-ups and Fragments, undated, (2 Folders)



Box 17 Folder 1 "Deposition: Testimony Concerning a Sickness,", 1959 September


Box 17 Folder 2 "The Exterminator" Manuscript Sections, 1959

(includes sections entitled "The Algebra of Need," "The Black Meat," "Coke Bugs," and "The Exterminator Does a Good Job")


Box 17 Folder 3 to 4 "The Hot Rod" manuscript, 1953, (2 Folders)



Box 27 "Interzone" manuscript, 1958

(manuscript for the novel that would be published under the titleNaked Lunch.Includes corrections in Ginsberg's hand)



Box 17 Folder 5 Pen and Ink Portraits, undated


Box 17 Folder 6 "Spontaneous Manifesto- CIA,", undated


Box 17 Folder 7 Cassady, Neal-- Reading List, 1947 March


Box 17 Folder 8 City Lights Books-- Ginsberg's Royalty Statements, 1952-1962

(forHowl and Other Poems,andKaddish and Other Poems)


Box 17 Folder 9 Committee on Poetry-- Statement in Favor of Lenny Bruce

(includes sogned photograph of Lenny Bruce)


Box 17 Folder 10 Colbert, Alison-- Interview with Ginsberg, 1971


Corso, Gregory


Poems, undated


Box 17 Folder 11 "After Reading H.G. Wells"


Box 17 Folder 11 "Army"


Box 17 Folder 11 "Birthday's End"


Box 17 Folder 11 "Compensation K. OOOO"


Box 17 Folder 11 "D. Scarletti"


Box 17 Folder 11 "Dialogo- 2 Muñequeros"


Box 17 Folder 11 "Eastside Incidents"


Box 17 Folder 11 "Escape"


Box 17 Folder 11 "For V.R. Lang"


Box 17 Folder 11 "Henry V"


Box 17 Folder 11 "The House on the Door"


Box 17 Folder 11 "In Memory of Flower-Cat"


Box 17 Folder 11 "In Mexico"


Box 17 Folder 12 "Letter to a Lady"

(to Ruth Roman)


Box 17 Folder 12 "Middleton's Gardens"


Box 17 Folder 12 "Mythicize the Adam…"


Box 17 Folder 12 "October Transformation"


Box 17 Folder 12 "On first Working with Rhyming Dictionary"


Box 17 Folder 12 "Pot"


Box 17 Folder 12 "Power"


Box 17 Folder 12 "Random Writings, Fiesole & Geneva 1960"


Box 17 Folder 12 "Think this return of your and Bruce's earn…"


Box 17 Folder 12 "Thoughts"


Box 17 Folder 12 "Thoughts While Walking Down Masonic Street"


Box 17 Folder 12 "Was New York… and Now"


Box 17 Folder 13 Miscellaneous Items


Box 17 Folder 14 Creeley, Robert-- poem-- "The Messengers: for Allen Ginsberg," [1964]


Box 17 Folder 15 Eberhart, Richard-- poem-- "Marrakech,", 1965


Ferlinghetti, Lawrence-- Poetry Manuscripts


Box 17 Folder 16 "After the Cries of the Birds has Stopped"


Box 17 Folder 16 "Four Fugitive Configurations,", 1966


Box 17 Folder 16 "The Man Who Rode Away,", 1962


Box 17 Folder 16 "Moscow in the Wilderness,", 1967


Box 17 Folder 16 "White House Automat,"1968


Ginsberg, Allen


Box 17 Folder 17 "Ankor Wat,", 1965

(composition fromJournals.Xerox of poem with Ginsberg's footnotes and annotations and editorial marks by Stuart Montgomery of Fulcrum Press)


Box 17 Folder 18 "At nineteen I was a cocksucker…"


Box 17 Folder 19 Composition from Journals, 1962

(Photostats with corrections)


Box 17 Folder 20 "Documents on Police Bureaucracy's Conspiracy Against Human Rights of Opium Addicts…,", 1970


Box 17 Folder 21 "Entematious Poetry Encarnation"


Box 17 Folder 22 "Excerpts. For the Novel. Jack to Lucien,", 1944



Folder Oversize Folder Howl and Other Poems-- Galley Proof

(with Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Corrections)



Box 17 Folder 23 Index for Kerouac's Mexico City Blues


Indian Journals



Box 18 Folder 1 to 2 Dedication, 1968, (2 Folders)

(typed, with corrections)


Box 18 Folder 3 Excerpt, 1962


Box 18 Folder 4 Manuscript, circa, 1966

(typescript copy of Ginsberg's handwritten journals, with handwritten corrections)


Box 18 Folder 5 to 7 Galley Proofs, 1968, (3 Folders)

(corrected by Ginsberg and Dave Haselwood)


Box 18 Folder 8 List of Corrections, 1968


Box 18 Folder 9 Page Proofs


Kaddish



Box 19 Folder 1 Dust Jacket Copy, 1963


Box 19 Folder 2 Fragments, 1959

(typescript with corrections in Ginsberg's hand)


Box 19 Folder 3 "Kansas City to St. Louis" page proof

(corrections in Ginsberg's hand)


Box 19 Folder 4 to 5 "Message II", 1965, (2 Folders)


Box 19 Folder 6 Notebook, 1966

(contains interview notes, Czech vocabulary and addresses, and drafts of the poem "The Red Roller Coaster")


Box 19 Folder 7 Notes on a conversation between Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Bob Donlin, Timothy Leary, and Pearl,, 1961 January 13


Box 19 Folder 8 Notes and Lists regarding Philip Whalen's Poetry, circa, 1960


Box 19 Folder 9 "Plastic Asbestos"


Box 19 Folder 10 Publication Announcement for Burroughs's Junkie

(draft)


Box 19 Folder 11 "Squeak"

(carbon copy)


Box 19 Folder 12 "To an Old Poet in Peru,", 1960

(typescript with corrections)


Box 19 Folder 13 "Who be Kind To,", 1965

(typescript with corrections)


Box 19 Folder 14 Miscellaneous Notes and Fragments


Ginsberg, Louis


Box 19 Folder 15 Comments on Poems of Allen Ginsberg's, circa, 1950


Box 19 Folder 16 List of Publications


Poems


Box 19 Folder 17 "Office-worker," [1968]


Box 19 Folder 17 "The Pause,", 1966


Box 19 Folder 18 Jones, Ted-- "Black Flower,", 1967

(mimeograph, inscribed to Ginsberg)


Kerouac, Jack


Box 19 Folder 19 "Claude"

(notes copied by Ginsberg)


Poetry Manuscripts


Box 19 Folder 20 "Abraham Drinking Water," circa, 1958

(with poem "To Bill" on the reverse)


Box 19 Folder 20 "Auro boralis shomoheen…"


Box 19 Folder 20 "The Buddhist saints are incomparable saints…," circa, 1956


Box 19 Folder 20 "Daydreams for Ginsberg,", 1955 February 10


Box 19 Folder 20 "The diamond that cuts through…"


Box 19 Folder 20 "Example of My Blues,", 1955 June 28


Box 19 Folder 20 "Haiku Form"


Box 19 Folder 20 "He is your friend, let him dream…"


Box 19 Folder 20 "Hello fair friend, thy virtue for an hour…"


Box 19 Folder 20 "Hey listen you poetry audiences…"


Box 19 Folder 20 "Jamac! Jamac! ..."


Box 19 Folder 20 "Long Dead's Longevity"


Box 19 Folder 20 "Me that was eyed…"


Box 19 Folder 20 "Oh the mystery of this, the sweetness…"

(with Ginsberg's notes on the reverse)


Box 19 Folder 20 "Old buddy aint you gonna stay by me…"


Box 19 Folder 20 "One was called Boston Kitty…"


Box 19 Folder 20 "San Francisco has no vaults…"


Box 19 Folder 20 "Some Western Haikus"

(for Fernanda Pivano's Anthology)


Prose Manuscripts


Box 19 Folder 21 "The Beat Generation"


Box 19 Folder 21 "Dave," circa, 1954


Box 19 Folder 21 "A Dream Already Ended," circa, May 1954


Box 19 Folder 21 "The Little Sutra,", 1955


Mexico City Blues-- Selected Choruses from



Box 27 Original Typed Scroll

(restricted use due to the fragility of the scroll. Please use photocopy)



Box 19 Folder 21 Copy of the Scroll


Box 19 Folder 21 "A Prayer Towards Satori,", 1955


Box 19 Folder 21 Prose Fragments and Notes


Box 19 Folder 21 "Some of the Dharma"

(includes a note to Ginsberg)


Box 19 Folder 21 From "Sutra Spoken by the Sixth Patriarch,", 1954


Box 19 Folder 21 The Town and the City-- inserts


Box 19 Folder 21 "Une Petite Drâme,", 1944 November 14


Box 19 Folder 22 Miscellaneous Documents and a To-Do List


Box 19 Folder 23 Assignation of Power of Attorney to Allen Ginsberg, 1953


McClure, Michael


Box 19 Folder 24 "Chessman,", 1960


Box 19 Folder 24 "For Anger,", 1965

(poem, with corrections and Ginsberg's notes)


Box 19 Folder 24 "He and She,", 1960


Box 19 Folder 24 "I Michael McClure,", 1963


Box 19 Folder 24 "Light Brown Ode to God,", 1960


Box 19 Folder 24 "Rembrandt,", 1960


Box 19 Folder 24 "The screen is red & gold & white & pink…,", 1966


Box 19 Folder 24 "Smile Ode,", 1960


Box 19 Folder 24 "Son of Smile Ode,", 1960


Box 19 Folder 24 'There is no Time of Love in Pain of Love or Faces in the Air,", 1959


Box 19 Folder 24 "To Science,", 1960


Box 19 Folder 24 "Vishnu Carved at Mammalapuram,", 1960


Box 19 Folder 25 Pivano, Fernanda Sotsass-- "la Favola di Ginsberg,", 1965

(Article fromIl Moda.Includes a summary in English)


Box 19 Folder 26 Rodman, Selden-- "I give you these lines…"


Box 19 Folder 27 Rubin, Barbara-- Open Letter regarding a Performance at Royal Albert Hall,, 1966


Box 19 Folder 28 Zukofsky, Louis-- "A" Libretto



Box 26 Folder 5 Miscellaneous Inventories and Lists