S.A. Griffin is a poet, performance artist, publisher, and actor with deep roots in the Los Angeles poetry and punk scenes
beginning in the 1980s. The collection contains monographs, serials, manuscripts, correspondence, ephemera, audiovisual material,
artwork, and memorabilia reflective of Griffin’s extensive connections to Los Angeles poets and performance, including the
Venice West Beat scene. The collection also includes the papers of fellow poet Scott Wannberg.
S.A. Griffin (Steven Allan Griffin), born March 16, 1954, is a poet, performance artist, publisher, and actor. After graduating
from high school in 1972, Griffin voluntarily entered the United States Air Force as an administration specialist and was
honorably discharged in 1976. In 1978, Griffin relocated to Los Angeles from San Francisco with a scholarship to attend the
Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Workshop. Griffin’s awards for his work on stage and on camera include a Dramalogue Award and
a Kari Award.
183.0 linear ft.
(263 document boxes, 4 half document boxes, 5 record storage cartons, 10 flat boxes, 19 oversize flat boxes, 9 scrapbook boxes,
5 tubes, and 15 other disparate oversize items)
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