The Herbert Gold papers consist of writings (articles, essays, fiction, non-fiction, interviews, plays, poetry, screenplays,
journals and notes), correspondence, legal files, news clippings and audio/visual materials which span the length of Gold's
Herbert (Herb) Gold was born on March 9, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Lakewood, a suburb. After graduating high school,
Gold served a brief stint in the military then spent a year hitchhiking around the country, taking odd jobs, and writing poems.
His parents wanted him to stay in Cleveland and attend college there and then go on to medical school. Instead, he was accepted
at Columbia College in New York and studied philosophy. While in New York, Gold fell in with the upcoming Beat Generation
and got to know many of the writers who would give the generation its name (including poet Allen Ginsberg, with whom he maintained
an on-again, off-again friendship for decades).
Number of containers: 23 cartons, 1 box
Linear feet: 30
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