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Paul Bowles papers, 1940-1988

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0140
Bib ID 4079417 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999
Title Paul Bowles papers, 1940-1988
Physical Description 0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

All original copies of audio media are closed until reformatting in 2020.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Cataloged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence and manuscripts of Bowles. Most of the letters in the collection are from Bowles to his friend, Ira Cohen, and pertain to Bowles' life in Morocco and his interest in the music of Morocco and Thailand. Bowles was particularly interested in Moroccan hypnotic music and made a commercial recording of it. His notes for an insert booklet to be included with the record are in this collection. There are also eight letters from Bowles to Frank Roberts, his friend and collaborator on the screenplay adapted from Bowles' novel, LOVE WITH A FEW HAIRS. There are also 4 letters from Bowles to Irving Stettner and 1 letter from Mohammed Mrabet to Stettner. The Bowles manuscripts also include three short stories, some poems, an interview with Bowles by Ira Cohen, and several pages (thermofax copies) from a notebook. In addition, a reel of tape with one of Bowles' compositions"Wet and Dry" and a short story by Mohammed Mrabet are in the collection.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

All original copies of audio media are closed until reformatting in 2020.

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); Paul Bowles papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

There are also Paul Bowles materials at the University of Delaware and at the Ransom Center.

Alternate Form Available

Partly available on microfilm. Entire collection has been microfilmed except for a reel of tape with one of Bowles' compositions, "Wet and Dry," and a short story by Mohammed Mrabet.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/07/1989.

5 letters Cataloged HR 06/19/1998.

Revision Description

2019-07-23 EAD created. kws

Subject Headings

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Fiction (general genre) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interviews Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Notes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sound recordings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tape recordings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
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Authors -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cohen, Ira Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Composers -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mrabet, Mohammed, 1936- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music -- Morocco Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Music -- Thailand Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roberts, F (Frank) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stettner, Irving, 1922- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American author and composer.