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William S. Burroughs papers

Title
William S. Burroughs papers, 1951-1972 bulk (1958-1972).
Author
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997.
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Mixed materialPermit neededAvailableBerg Coll MSS Burroughs ArchiveSchwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • Available on microfilm as part of William S. Burroughs collection of papers;
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • In addition to the finding aid availlable online and in repository, Barry Miles compiled a descriptive catalog of the papers, which was published as A Descriptive Catalog of the William S. Burroughs Archive (London: Covent Garden Press for Barry Miles Associates, William Burroughs, and Brion Gysin, 1973). Folios 1-169 as given in the Descriptive Catalog comprise the finding aid's Series I. Though the Catalogue places the Correspondence files first, the finding aid follows the archival practice of placing an author's correspondence after the works (here as Series III). In some instances, in order to maintain Burroughs's arrangement, correspondence which accompanied drafts of some works was not removed to the Correspondence Series. Scope notes will alert the researcher to their presence. The Scientology Files and Photographic Files (Series II and IV) follow as given in the Descriptive Catalog, but Series V., Audiovisual Material, was not documented in this volume.
Provenance (note)
  • The archive was purchased from Robert and Carol Jackson (Cleveland, Ohio), in 2005.
Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Burroughs Archive
OCLC
430941447
Author
Burroughs, William S., 1914-1997.
Title
William S. Burroughs papers, 1951-1972 bulk (1958-1972).
Access
Restricted access; request permission in holding division.
Summary
In addition to the 169 folios described above, the archive contains eleven files compiled by Burroughs and related to Scientology; 4 boxes of photographic files with approximately 1000 photographs, most of which were taken by Burroughs himself; and three boxes of audio material dating from 1960-1973. The archive also includes extensive correspondence to and from the author, written between 1955-1972, organized into 45 files. Correspondents include Paul Bowles, Mary Beach & Claude Pelieu, David Budd, Truman Capote, Gregory Corso, Brion Gysin, Allen Ginsberg, Rolf Gunter-Dienst, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Charles Henri Ford, Timothy Leary, Jack Kerouac, David Prentice and Terry Southern; as well as noted publishers Dick Seaver and Barney Rossett of Grove Press and Maurice Girodias of Olympia Press.
Additional Formats
8 T.L.S. to Allen Ginsberg, 1958-1964 and 144 T.L.S to various correspondents, 1960-1969. Available on microfilm as part of William S. Burroughs collection of papers; service copy classmark: *Z-10375.
Indexes
In addition to the finding aid availlable online and in repository, Barry Miles compiled a descriptive catalog of the papers, which was published as A Descriptive Catalog of the William S. Burroughs Archive (London: Covent Garden Press for Barry Miles Associates, William Burroughs, and Brion Gysin, 1973). Folios 1-169 as given in the Descriptive Catalog comprise the finding aid's Series I. Though the Catalogue places the Correspondence files first, the finding aid follows the archival practice of placing an author's correspondence after the works (here as Series III). In some instances, in order to maintain Burroughs's arrangement, correspondence which accompanied drafts of some works was not removed to the Correspondence Series. Scope notes will alert the researcher to their presence. The Scientology Files and Photographic Files (Series II and IV) follow as given in the Descriptive Catalog, but Series V., Audiovisual Material, was not documented in this volume.
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Anger, Kenneth.
Ansen, Alan.
Balch, Antony.
Beiles, Sinclair Simon Maurice.
Belli, Bill.
Berkson, Bill.
Berrigan, Ted.
Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999.
Capote, Truman, 1924-1984.
Corso, Gregory.
Creeley, Robert.
Di Prima, Diane.
Gysin, Brion.
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997.
Dienst, Rolf-Gunter.
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence.
Ford, Charles Henri.
Giorno, John.
Girodias, Maurice.
Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014.
Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996.
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Miles, Barry, 1943-
Norse, Harold.
Nuttall, Jeff.
Orlovitz, Gil.
Padgett, Ron, 1942-
Prentice, David.
Rosenthal, Irving.
Rossett, Barney.
Seaver, Richard.
Shero, Jeffrey.
Sinclair, Iain.
Sommerville, Ian, 1951-
Southern, Terry.
Tynan, Kenneth, 1927-1980.
Veitch, Tom.
Williams, Jonathan, 1929-2008.
Webb, Jon.
Williams, Heathcote.
Research Call Number
Berg Coll MSS Burroughs Archive
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