Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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

Series IV: Sound Recordings and Recording Projects, 1967-1971

This series is comprised of records relating to Ginsberg's audio recordings with Barry Miles on the Zapple label. Most of the documents in this series relate to the planning and recording of Gnsberg's "Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake, Tuned by Allen Ginsberg."

There are also two audio reels in this series, one of Ginsberg performing the poems of William Blake and a recording of an interview with Ginsberg wherein he talks about the hallucinogenic visions of Blake that he has while a college student in New York.

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Recording Projects

Allen Ginsberg Collected Poems Vocalized

Box 20 Folder 8 Contracts and Agreements, 1967-1970

Box 20 Folder 9 Correspondence, 1970-1971

Box 20 Folder 10 Notes and Memos, 1970-1971

Box 20 Folder 11 Allen Ginsberg: Blake/Mantra II-- Notes, Memos, etc.,, 1969-1971

Songs of Innocence and Experience, by William Blake, Tuned by Allen Ginsberg

Box 20 Folder 12 Correspondence, Contracts, etc., 1968-1970, (2 Folders)

Box 20 Folder 13 Notes, Correspondence, Musical Score, 1969-1970

Sound Recordings

Box 20 Folder 14 Ginsberg Reading and Singing the Poems of William Blake, 1970

Box 20 Folder 15 Interview with Ginsberg, 1970, 1 open reel audiotapes

Regarding the hallucinatory visions of William Blake Ginsberg had while a student at Columbia

Box 26 Folder 4 Chautauqua, 1 videocassettes (VHS)

(cassette labeled "Chautauqua"-- is a recording of a stage show including dramatic readings of Walt Whitman and interpretive dances)