Ted Joans collection

Title
Ted Joans collection, 1928-2003.
Author
Joans, Ted.
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Vol/DateFormatAccessStatusCall NumberLocation
box 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 716 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box 2Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 716 box 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Description
.8 lin. ft. (2 archival boxes)
Note
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Source (note)
  • Estate of Hy Shore
Biography (note)
  • Ted Joans was a painter, poet, trumpeter, and member of the New York Greenwich Village literary Beat Generation. He was among the first poets to set his poems to jazz music. His style is associated with the oral tradition of African American writing and the Beat Generation. Joans, a self identified surrealist, was the author of over 30 books.
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Sc MG 716
Author
Joans, Ted.
Title
Ted Joans collection, 1928-2003.
Summary
The Ted Joans collection consists mainly of correspondence and notes (1969-2003). The bulk of the material is between Hy Shore, Joans's attorney, agent and friend, with a folder of material on Jim Haynes, a client and friend of Hy Shore and a key social figure in the expatriate community in Paris. Also included is the typescript for "The Hipsters" (1961), poems, sketches, and cartoon style drawings (mostly on envelopes).
Biography
Ted Joans was a painter, poet, trumpeter, and member of the New York Greenwich Village literary Beat Generation. He was among the first poets to set his poems to jazz music. His style is associated with the oral tradition of African American writing and the Beat Generation. Joans, a self identified surrealist, was the author of over 30 books. Joans was born in 1928, Cairo, Ill., and died at the age of 74 in Vancouver.
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Sc MG 716
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