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Finding Aid for the Aram Saroyan papers, 1965-1989 LSC.0991
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  • Conditions on Use and Reproduction
  • Conditions on Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • General note
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Items Removed from Collection

  • Title: Aram Saroyan papers
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0991
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 27.5 linear feet (55 boxes)
    Date: 1965-1989
    Abstract: Aram Saroyan (1943- ) was a author, publisher, and editor of Lines poetry magazine (1964-65). He also contributed poetry and prose to the New York Times Book Review, Nation, and Poetry. The collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts sent to Aram Saroyan while he was the editor of Lines as well as books written or published by Saroyan, periodicals and anthologies containing his work, and presentation copies of books given him.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Creator: Saroyan, Aram

    Conditions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Conditions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Aram Saroyan Papers (Collection 991). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Aram Saroyan, 1971-72.
    • Aram Saroyan, purchase.

    General note

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2976749 

    Biography

    Aram Saroyan was born on September 25, 1943; he attended the University of Chicago, New York University, and Columbia University; became a writer, publisher, and editor of Lines poetry magazine, 1964-65; contributed poetry and prose to the New York Times Book Review, Nation, and Poetry; published works include Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch and The Beat Generation (1979), Last Rites: The Death of William Saroyan (1982), Trio: Oona Chaplin, Carol Matthau, Gloria Vanderbilt: Portrait of an Intimate Friendship (1985), and The Romantic (1988).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts sent to Aram Saroyan during the time he was editor of the poetry magazine, Lines. Also contains books written or published by Saroyan, periodicals and anthologies containing his work, and presentation copies of books given him. Also includes other correspondence, a television script for the program St. Elsewhere, and manuscripts for his The Romantic, Trio, poems, and book reviews for the Los Angeles Times.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    • Series 1. Correspondence
    • Series 2. Manuscripts
    • Series 3. Aram Saroyan Literary Archives for 1988
    • Series 4. Additions. July 1986
    • Series 5. Additions. September 1986
    • Series 6. Aram Saroyan Literary Archives for 1989

    Items Removed from Collection

    • The little magazine and contemporary literature. A symposium held at the Library of Congress 2 and 3 April 1965. Published for the Reference Department, Library of Congress, by the Modern Language Association of America, 1966. This contains some of the remarks of Aram Saroyan. Moved to the Collection of Miscellaneous Records, ca.1940-1971 (Collection 249, Box 11). Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.
    • The dial-a-poem poets. New York: Giorno Poetry Systems Records.
      Date: [c. 1972].
      2 albums (4s.) 12 in. 33 1/3 rpm. Aram Saroyan reading Not a cricket, (recorded GPS, New York.
      Date: February 1969).
      Moved to the Collection of Miscellaneous Records, ca.1940-1971 (Collection 249, Box 11). Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.
    • The Street: an Autobiographical Novel / by Aram Saroyan. Lenox, Massachusetts: The Bookstore Press, 1974. Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Saroyan, Aram -- Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archives.
    Manuscripts for publication.
    Periodical editors--United States--Archives.
    Poets, American--20th century--Archives.