Finding Aid to City Lights Books Records, 1953-1970

Finding Aid written by Bancroft Library staff; revised by Tanya Hollis and Holly Fox.
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Finding Aid to City Lights Books Records, 1953-1970

Collection number: BANC MSS 72/107 c

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Finding Aid written by Bancroft Library staff; revised by Tanya Hollis and Holly Fox.
Finding Aid Encoded By:
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© 2014 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: City Lights Books records
Date (inclusive): 1953-1970
Collection Number: BANC MSS 72/107 c
Creator: City Lights Books
Extent: 15 boxes, 4 cartons, 1 oversize box, 1 portfolio, and 4 oversize folders (circa 13 linear feet) 7 digital objects (9 images)
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: Consists of correspondence, editorial and administrative files. Correspondents include Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Paul Bowles, Jean Jacques Lebel, Henry Miller, Kenneth Patchen, and William Carlos Williams, among others. Editorial files may contain correspondence with authors, manuscripts, mock-ups and dummies, and other editorial materials. Administrative files pertain to both the City Lights Books bookstore and publishing company, and contain lists of publications, publicity materials, and clippings, and publicity and documents on the obscenity trial resulting from the seizure of Allen Ginsberg's book Howl by U.S. Customs.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Restrictions

Collection is open for research, with the following exceptions:

Portions of this collection have been microfilmed; originals restricted.

Publication Rights

Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Identification of item], City Lights Books Records, BANC MSS 72/107 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley., BANC MSS 72/107 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Forms Available

Digital reproductions of selected items are available.

Related Collections

Title: City Lights Books Records: Additions, 1947-[on-going],
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 77/89 c
Title: Lawrence Ferlinghetti Papers, 1919-[on-going],
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 90/30 c

Separated Material

  • Some photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
  • Allen Ginsberg's Uncle Sam hat and placard carried at Peace Parade transferred to the Object Collections of The Bancroft Library.
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti materials have been transferred to the Lawrence Ferlinghetti Papers, 1919-[on-going], BANC MSS 90/30 c.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Bowles, Paul, 1910-
Burroughs, William S., 1914-
Corso, Gregory.
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence.
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
Lebel, Jean Jacques.
Miller, Henry, 1891-
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972.
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963.
Online Archive of California.
American literature--20th century.
Authors, American--20th century.
Booksellers and bookselling--California--San Francisco.
Poets, American--20th century.
Publishers and publishing--California--San Francisco.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The City Lights Books records, relating to both the bookshop and the publishing company, were purchased in 1971 from the Gotham Book Mart and Gallery, Inc.

Processing Information

Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 1973.
Rehoused in 2005 by Dean Smith and Holly Fox, under the supervision of Tanya Hollis.

Corporate History

City Lights Books, the first all paperback bookstore in the country, was started in San Francisco in 1953 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, in partnership with Peter Martin. Situated in North Beach on Columbus Avenue, it quickly became the center for Beat poets and other experimental writers who figured strongly in the city's literary renaissance. On January 1, 1955, Ferlinghetti became sole owner of the shop. Convinced that it was a natural for a publishing company, too, he began to publish paperbacks as well as sell them. First to appear in 1955 was a book of his own poems, Pictures of the Gone World, in the "Pocket Poet Series." In time, the series included works by Kenneth Rexroth, Kenneth Patchen, Allen Ginsberg, William Carlos Williams, Robert Duncan, Gregory Corso, Frank O'Hara, Malcolm Lowry, Bob Kaufman, Philip Lamantia, and others. City Lights also published a number of prose paperbacks, including Jack Kerouac's Book of Dreams, Michael McClure's Meat Science Essays, Alan Watts' Beat Zen, Square Zen, The Yage Letters by William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, Paul Bowles' A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard, and Edward Dahlberg's Bottom Dogs.

Scope and Content of Collection

Consists of correspondence, editorial and administrative files. Correspondents include Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Paul Bowles, Jean Jacques Lebel, Henry Miller, Kenneth Patchen, and William Carlos Williams, among others. Editorial files may contain correspondence with authors, manuscripts, mock-ups and dummies, and other editorial materials. Administrative files pertain to both the City Lights bookstore and publishing company, and contain lists of publications, publicity materials, and clippings, and publicity and documents on the obscenity trial resulting from the seizure of Allen Ginsberg's book Howl and Other Poems by U.S. Customs.

Alternate Forms Available

The following materials are available on microfilm (BANC FILM 2794):
  • Howl correspondence
  • Winters, Yvor, correspondence
  • Kerouac, Jack, correspondence
  • Ginsberg, Allen and Louis Ginsberg correspondence

Additional Notes on Collection

Collection rehoused in 2005; box numbers have been changed from earlier processing, and some items were removed to oversize. Otherwise, order of collection has been maintained.

Container Listing

 

Correspondence, 1953-1970. Series 1:

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters from writers, poets, scholars, friends, etc.; other bookstores; publishing firms; private presses; magazines; literary agents, etc. Letters which are not listed are arranged alphabetically in folders labeled "Correspondence Miscellany (unlisted letters)," in Box 14. Very few copies of letters written by Ferlinghetti and other members of the company were included in the collection. These have been retained with the incoming letters and are noted in the partial list of correspondents. Letters from unidentified correspondents are at the end of the file. The following materials are available on microfilm (BANC FILM 2794): Howl correspondence, Yvor Winters correspondence, Jack Kerouac correspondence, and Allen Ginsberg and Louis Ginsberg correspondence.

Additional Note

Items formerly listed as box 8 were transferred to BANC MSS 90/30 c.
box 1, folder 1

Agence Hoffman, Paris 1964-1969

Physical Description: 27 letters

Additional Note

Agent for City Lights; two of the letters are photocopies of letters written to New Directions
box 1, folder 2

Agenzia Letteraria Internazionale, Milan 1961-1969

Physical Description: 22 letters

Additional Note

City Lights' agent in Italy; One letter is a photocopy of a letter addressed to New Directions
box 1, folder 3

Alberti, Rafael, 1902- 1966 Apr. 26

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re his poems, El Matador
box 1, folder 4

AlegrÍa, Fernando, 1918- 1959-1962

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Enclosure to letter, Oct. 6, 1959: typescript copy of his article, "Nicanor Parra, the Anti-Poet."
box 1, folder 5

Allen, Charles Albert, 1913- 1969 Dec. 4

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re his study of the American little Magazine, 1944-1969.
box 1, folder 6

Allen, Donald Merriam, 1912- 1956-1971, undated

Physical Description: 33 letters

Additional Note

Many refer to his anthology of modern American poetry. Some of the letters written in 1959 comment on Ferlinghetti's ideas for a quarterly. Several written while associated with Grove Press, Inc. Also included: three letters from Ferlinghetti to Allen.
box 1, folder 7

Alvarez, Carlos [1966] May 7

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

See also Borgens Forlag correspondence.
box 1, folder 8

American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California 1957-1967

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

From Ernest Besig, Marshall Krause, and Lawrence Speiser. The 1957 letters are carbon copies of those written by Speiser to U.S. Collector of Customs, San Francisco, and to Assistant U.S. Attorney, San Francisco, re seizure of Howl and Miscellaneous Man. Letter, June 12, 1967, refers to The Love Book trial.
box 1, folder 9

American Literary Anthology 1959 Aug. 5

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Includes the table of contents for the third anthology.
box 1, folder 10

Andrews, George 1964-1969, undated

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

The 1969 letters refer to his poem, "Jailbreak Wild," written in Prison de Fresnes, France, April-July, 1969, and the explanatory note he wished to be included if City Lights published the poem. MS of the poem (typescript) is also included.

See also Editorial files, carton 1.
box 1, folder 11

Ansen, Alan 1964

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 1, folder 12

Antoninus, Brother, 1912- 1958-1961

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 1, folder 13

Antonucci, Emil undated

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

One refers to the publication of a Thomas Merton poem in Pax.
box 1, folder 14

[Artaud anthology correspondence] 1958-1967, undated

Physical Description: 28 letters

Additional Note

[The Antonin Artaud Anthology, edited by Jack Hirschman was published by City Lights in 1965]. Included are Letters from Dave Harewood, La Tour De Feu, Barry L. Hall, Michael Benedict, David Ball, Victor Corti, Paule ThÉvenin and Bernard Frechtman. Also included: Copies of two letters, 1965-1966, written by Ferlinghetti.

See also Editorial files, carton 1.
box 1, folder 4

Letter from W. Berman to Laurence Ferlinghetti with illustration of a hand holding a photo. 1964 September BANC MSS 72/107 c

box 1, folder 15

The Asia Society 1962-1966, undated

Physical Description: 13 letters

Additional Note

Letters are written by the directors of the Society's publication and literature programs. Several refer to contemporary Asian writers and poets.
box 1, folder 16

Bachmann, Ingeborg, 1926- 1967 Oct. 13

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Also included are two letters from Juris Svendsen re translations of Bachmann poems.
box 1, folder 17

Baciu, Stefan, 1918- 1962 Nov. 14

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 1, folder 18

Bakken, Dick 1966-1969

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

Re publication of Ginsberg/Portland by Salted Feathers, and poetry of India's "Hungry Generation."
 

Ball, David

Additional Note

See Artaud anthology correspondence
 

Banks, Richard

Additional Note

See Parnassus
box 1, folder 19

Barbara's Bookstore, Chicago, Ill. 1966, undated

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

Bulk refer to Ferlinghetti's reading engagement in October.
 

Barker, Richard

Additional Note

See Beatitude Anthology correspondence
box 1, folder 20

Barnes, Djuna, 1892- 1958-1961

Physical Description: 9 letters

Additional Note

Re the proposed Djuna Barnes anthology.
box 1, folder 21

Baro, Gene 1961

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 1, folder 22

Baron, Jacques, 1905- 1960-1962

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 1, folder 23

Bastian, Heiner 1968, undated

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

Many refer to the "Group 47" project. With these: copy of letter. June 1, 1968, from Ferlinghetti to Bastian.
box 1, folder 24

Beach, Mary 1966-1969, undated

Physical Description: 16 letters

Additional Note

Many refer to books published jointly: Beach Books and City Lights Books. Many references to Claude Pelieu; some have notes added by Pelieu. With these: copies of two letters, 1966, from Ferlinghetti.
box 1, folder 25

[Beatitude Anthology correspondence] 1960-1961

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

Include letters from Richard Barker, Richard McBride, Tim Reynolds, Jack Spicer. Re inclusion of poems in the anthology, which was published by City Lights in 1960.

See also Editorial files, carton 1.
box 1, folder 26

Beck, Julian 1962-1969

Physical Description: 11 letters

Additional Note

Several written during the European tour of The Living Theatre. Included also is a letter, Apr. 13, 1962, written on behalf of Beck by James Spicer.

See also Editorial files, carton 1.
box 1, folder 27

Beecher, John, 1904- 1962 Feb. 10

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 1, folder 28

Bell, Harry 1968-1969

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Expressing interest in translating French surrealistic poetry for publication.
 

Benedict, Michael

Additional Note

See Artaud anthology correspondence
box 1, folder 29

Benmussa, Simone 1967 Aug. 21

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re the projected "Cahiers Renaud-Barrault."
box 1, folder 30

Bentley, Eric Russell, 1916- 1959-[1964?], undated

Physical Description: 7 letters

Additional Note

Re publication of poems and plays by Bertold Brecht; references also to Ferlinghetti plays.
box 1, folder 31

BergÉ, Carol, 1928- 1960-1963

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 1, folder 32

Berke, Joseph 1966-1970

Physical Description: 13 letters

Additional Note

Re his magazine Fire and other publication and writing projects.
box 1, folder 33

Bernard, Pierre 1965-1968

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Expressing interest in publishing some of Ferlinghetti's works in French translation.
 

Besig, Ernest

Additional Note

See American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
 

Between Worlds [magazine]

Additional Note

See Neiman, Gilbert
box 1, folder 34

Beye, Holly, 1922- undated

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 1, folder 35

Big Table [magazine] 1959, undated

Physical Description: 15 letters

Additional Note

From Albert N. Podell, business manager. Also with these: copy of letter, May 3, 1959, written by Ferlinghetti to U.S. Post Office re the impounding of Big Table I.

See also Paul Carroll and Irving Rosenthal correspondence
box 1, folder 36

Birney, Earle, 1904- 1961-1968, undated

Physical Description: 24 letters

Additional Note

Most of them refer to publication of selected poems of Malcolm Lowry.
box 1, folder 37

Bishop, Leonard, 1922- 1960 Aug. 31

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 1, folder 38

Blackburn, Paul 1959-1969, undated

Physical Description: 18 letters

Additional Note

Some written while poetry editor of The Nation; several refer to his translations of Picasso's poetry, published by City Lights. Included also: letter, Aug. 12, 1967 written by his wife, Sara Blackburn; and three letters from Papeles de Son Armadans to Ferlinghetti re Picasso's "Trozo de Piel."
box 1, folder 39

Blaisdell, Gus 1969-1970

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

Comments on literary scene in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 

Blau, Herbert

Additional Note

See The San Francisco Actors Workshop Guild, Inc., and Howl correspondence
box 1, folder 40

Bly, Robert 1966-1970, undated

Physical Description: 9 letters

Additional Note

Several refer to his anti-Vietnam poem, "The Teeth-Mother, Naked at Last," published by City Lights in 1969. With these: letter from Santa Rosa College and Harry Gantt re Bly.

See also John Ridland correspondence

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 1
box 1, folder 41

Borchardt, Georges 1959-1966

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

Literary agent, suggesting material for publication.
box 1, folder 42

Borgens Forlag, Copenhagen 1965-1966

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

The firm acted as agent for Carlos Alvarez. Re the publication of his poems by City Lights.
box 1, folder 43

Bosquet, Alain, 1919- 1958-1960

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re his anthology of young American poetry. With these: copies of two letters written by Ferlinghetti.
box 1, folder 44

Bourgois, Christian 1969-1970

Physical Description: 10 letters

Additional Note

Re French publication of City Lights books. Also with these: seven letters written by Anne Rives on behalf of Christian Bourgois. Letters, May 30, 1969 and Jan. 9, 1970, addressed to Allen Ginsberg and Claude Pelieu respectively.
box 1, folder 45

Bourjaily, Vance Nye 1960 June 7

Physical Description: 1 postcard
box 1, folder 46

Bowles, Paul Frederic, 1911- 1961-1970

Physical Description: 37 letters

Additional Note

Primarily re City Lights publication of A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard and M'Hashish. With these also are two letters from his agent and three letters re translation rights of A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard.

See also Owen (Peter) Ltd. correspondence

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 1
box 2, folder 1

Boyle, Kay, 1903- 1963-1970

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 2, folder 2

Brakhage, Stan 1962-1966

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 1
box 2, folder 3

Branaman, Robert 1965-1966

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

With these: three drawings and illustrated envelope.
box 2, folder 4

Brautigan, Richard 1964 Sept. 4

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 2, folder 5

Breit, Harvey, 1913- 1953-1965

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

The 1957 letters refer to Allen Ginsberg's Howl, With these: copies of five letters, 1953-1954, written by Ferlinghetti.
 

Brigante, Louis

Additional Note

See Intro bulletin
 

Brilliant, Alan

Additional Note

See Unicorn Press
box 2, folder 6

British Broadcasting Corporation 1960-1968

Physical Description: 10 letters

Additional Note

Re Ferlinghetti's participation in BBC programs. Letters written in 1968 refer to a proposed TV film of Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso.
box 2, folder 7

Brodey, James 1963, undated

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 1
box 2, folder 8

Broughton, James Richard, 1913- 1959 Mar. 30

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Brown, Andreas L.

Additional Note

See Gotham Book Mart & Gallery, Inc., New York
box 2, folder 9

Brown, Kenneth H. 1963-1966, undated

Physical Description: 18 letters

Additional Note

Some references to The Living Theatre. Also with these: letter written by his agent.

See also Editorial files, carton 1
box 2, folder 10

Bruce, Lenny 1963 Jan.

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Letter and telegram
box 2, folder 11

Buckley, Richard [Lord H. R. H. Buckley] 1960

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Also: two letters from Lady Lisbeth Buckley; related correspondence; Henry Miller's tribute to Lord Buckley; and publicity material. Most relates to City Lights publication of Buckley's Hiparama of the Classics.
box 2, folder 12

The Buddhist Society [London] 1962 Jan. 15

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Offering American rights to The Essence of Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki.
box 2, folder 13

Bukowski, Charles 1969-1970

Physical Description: 5 letters
 

Burdick, Eugene Leonard, 1918-1965

Additional Note

See [ Howl correspondence]
box 2, folder 14

Burleson, Bob 1967-1969

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 1
box 2, folder 15

Burroughs, William S., 1914- 1962-1964, undated

Physical Description: 10 letters

Additional Note

Most of them re publication of The Yage Letters by City Lights. Also, with these: three letters re permissions, quotations, etc.

See also Kulchur; Manganotti, Donatella; and Editorial files, carton 1
box 2, folder 16

Calder & Boyars Ltd., London 1961-1969

Physical Description: 7 letters

Additional Note

English publishing firm. Several refer to similarities in publishing lists.
box 2, folder 17

California. University. Extension 1959 Apr. 10

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re Ferlinghetti's participation in the literature weekend in the San Francisco Renaissance Program.
box 2, folder 18

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 1958-1962

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

The 1958 letter is concerned with plans for a broadcast of poets involved in the "San Francisco Renaissance."
box 2, folder 19

Cape (Jonathan) Limited, London 1961-1970

Physical Description: 17 letters

Additional Note

English publishing firm. Most of them refer to publishing works by Allen Ginsberg and Charles Olson. Letter, Sept. 11, 1961, refers to a volume of Hemingway poetry.
box 2, folder 20

Carroll, Paul 1957-1970

Physical Description: 73 letters

Additional Note

Letters, 1957-1961, written while editing the Chicago Review and Big Table.
box 2, folder 21

Casa de las Americas, Habana, Cuba 1960-1969

Physical Description: 10 letters

Additional Note

From Roberto FernÁndez Retamar and from the director, sub-director and library director.
box 2, folder 22

Cassady, Carolyn 1962-1969

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Re Neal Cassady. Also with these: letters re Cassady MSS, publication rights, etc.

See also Ann Charters correspondence
 

Cassady, Neal

Additional Note

See Cassady, Carolyn; and Esquire
 

Castor, Henry

Additional Note

See Howl correspondence
 

Caterpillar

Additional Note

See Eshleman, Clayton
box 2, folder 23

Catholic Worker 1958 Nov. 29

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

From Ammon Hennacy.
box 2, folder 24

Charters, Ann 1969-1970

Physical Description: 7 letters

Additional Note

Some refer to Neal Cassady MSS.
box 2, folder 25

The Chelsea Review 1959-1960

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 2, folder 26

Chicago Choice 1961

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

From John Logan.
 

Chicago Review

Additional Note

See Carroll, Paul and Rosenthal, Irving.
box 2, folder 27

Choudhury, Malay Roy 1963-1966

Physical Description: 7 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 1
box 2, folder 28

Christie, Margaret 1960-1962

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 2, folder 29

Ciardi, John, 1916- 1957-1958

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Letter, Nov. 25, 1957, refers to Howl.
box 2, folder 30

Clemens, Cyril, 1902- 1968 Nov. 15

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 2, folder 31

Climax [magazine] Sept. 3

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Coastlines Literary Magazine

Additional Note

See Zahn, Curtis
box 2, folder 32

Cohen, Ira 1964-1967, undated

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

Most of them refer to Gnaoua.
box 2, folder 33

Cole, Thomas 1955

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams.
box 2, folder 34

Combs, Tram, 1924- 1957-1968

Physical Description: 34 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 1
box 2, folder 35

The Committee, San Francisco undated

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

From Alan Myerson.
box 2, folder 36

Committee for Nonviolent Action Jan. 14, 1965

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 2, folder 37

Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers 1969, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

From Richard Morris, executive secretary. Also with these: issues of the COSMEP Newsletter-annotated. Other issues removed to separate cataloging.
box 2, folder 38

ConcepciÓn, Chile. Universidad. 1959-1960

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re Conference of American Writers.
box 2, folder 39

Cone, Laurance D. 1962-1963

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

Re his interest in the peyote ceremony of the Southern Plain Indians.
box 2, folder 40

Congdon, A. Kirby 1962-1966, undated

Physical Description: 29 letters

Additional Note

Many refer to his efforts to sell literary MSS to university libraries.
box 2, folder 41

Connell, Dan undated

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re his plans for a magazine, to be called Presence.
box 2, folder 42

Contact [magazine] 1958 Oct. 30

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

With prospectus for the magazine.
box 2, folder 43

Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines 1969-1970

Physical Description: 5 letters
box 2, folder 44

Cormon, Cid 1958-1963, undated

Physical Description: 19 letters
 

El Corno Emplumado [magazine]

Additional Note

See Randall, Margaret
box 2, folder 45

Corrington, John William 1960-1962

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

One written on behalf of Janus.
box 3, folder 1-2

Corso, Gregory 1956-1970, undated

Physical Description: 111 letters

Additional Note

Many letters undated. At the end of the file are letters re translation rights and miscellaneous letters re Corso.

See also Editorial files, carton 1
 

Corti, Victor

Additional Note

See Artaud anthology correspondence
box 3, folder 3

Cossery, Albert, 1913- 1962-1963

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Re City Lights publication of Men God Forgot.

See also Editorial files, carton 1
box 3, folder 4

Costa, Ralph undated

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

One encloses a copy of his translation of a poem by Neruda.
box 3, folder 5

Coyote Books circa 1968 Sept. 16

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Crazy Horse

Additional Note

See McGrath, Tom
box 3, folder 6

Creeley, Robert, 1926- 1962-1970

Physical Description: 24 letters
box 3, folder 7

Crews, Judson C., 1918- undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 3, folder 8

Crosland, Margaret, 1920- 1965 Jan. 6

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 3, folder 9

Crowell (Thomas Y.) Company 1959-1961

Physical Description: 15 letters

Additional Note

Most of them refer to Tom Parkinson's Casebook on the Beat.
box 3, folder 10

Cummings, Edward Estlin, 1894-1962 1955 June 8

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

With this: letter, Mar. 24, 1963, written by his wife, Marion Cummings.
box 3, folder 11

[Czechoslovakian letters-miscellaneous] 1959-1967, undated

Physical Description: 32 letters

Additional Note

From writers, literary agencies, Union of Czechoslovak Writers, journals, translators, etc.
box 3, folder 12

Dahlberg, Edward, 1900- 1960-1966

Physical Description: 16 letters

Additional Note

Primarily re City Lights reprint of Bottom Dogs. With these: related letters re copyrights and permissions.

See also Editorial files, carton 1
box 3, folder 13

Dane, Barbara 1969 Nov. 4

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 3, folder 14

David-Neel, Alexandra, 1868-1969 1967-1969

Physical Description: 8 letters

Additional Note

Re City Lights publication of The Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects. With these: copy of Ferlinghetti's letter, June 12,1967, to Madame David-Neel; and four letters, 1967-1969, from the French Embassy, relative to the publication.
box 3, folder 15

de Antonio, Emile 1960

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

Re Jack Kerouac's Pull My Daisy.
box 3, folder 16

Definition Press, New York 1957-1958

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Written by Martha Baird.
box 3, folder 17

Delattre, Pierre, 1903- 1960, undated

Physical Description: 3 letters
 

Dellinger, David T., 1915-

Additional Note

See Liberation
box 3, folder 18

De Loach, Allen 1968-1970

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 3, folder 19

Delta [magazine] 1963 July 15

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Suggesting an anthology of translations of contemporary Dutch and Flemish poets.
box 3, folder 20

Deming, Barbara, 1917- 1956-1968

Physical Description: 8 letters
 

Dienst, Rolf-Gunter, 1939-

Additional Note

See Rhinozeros
box 3, folder 21

Di Prima, Diane 1956-1970, undated

Physical Description: 7 letters

Additional Note

Some refer to Poets Press publications.
box 3, folder 22

Dommergues, Pierre 1965-1967

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 3, folder 23

Dorfman, Ellie 1970, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re her book of photographs and poems to be dedicated to Gordon Cairnie.
box 3, folder 24

Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1953-1971

Physical Description: 21 letters

Additional Note

Most of the letters refer to a proposed project for Ferlinghetti to translate some of Yevtushenko's poetry; some refer to Ferlinghetti's translations of PrÉvert poems. Enclosure to letter, Mar. 14, 1969: photocopy of letter written by Yevgany Yevtushenko and copy of translation. With these: copies of 4 letters from Ferlinghetti.

See also Kahn, Anthony
box 3, folder 25

Dowden, George 1966-1970

Physical Description: 26 letters

Additional Note

Most of them refer to his Allen Ginsberg bibliography.
 

Doyle, Kirby

Additional Note

See Editorial files, carton 1
box 3, folder 26

Drinnon, Richard 1963 Mar. 9

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 3, folder 27

Duncan, Robert Edward, 1919- 1958-1959

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re City Lights publication of Selected Poems. With these: 3 letters re German language rights.
box 4, folder 1

Durnin, John Valentine George Andrew 1960-1962

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 4, folder 2

Durrell, Lawrence undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 4, folder 3

Dylan, Bob, 1941- 1964

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 4, folder 4

Earth Read-Out 1969 Nov. 22

Physical Description: 1 Letter

Additional Note

From Keith Lampe aka Ponderosa Pine.
box 4, folder 5

The East Village Other 1967-1969, undated

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 4, folder 6

Eberhart, Richard, 1904- 1956-1962

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

Some refer to Howl.
box 4, folder 7

Eckman, Frederick, 1924- 1956-1960, undated

Physical Description: 8 letters

Additional Note

Many refer to his reviews of poetry.
box 4, folder 8

Les Éditions DenoËl, Paris 1963-1965

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

Re an anthology of poetry of the "beat generation."
box 4, folder 9

Editions du Rocher, Monaco 1962-1963

Physical Description: 5 letters
box 4, folder 10

Editions Gallimard, Paris 1955-1970, undated

Physical Description: 27 letters
box 4, folder 11

Editorial Losada S. A., Buenos Aires 1961 Aug. 22

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re publication of Spanish translation of Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti poems.
box 4, folder 12

Edwards, John [Hamilton], 1922- 1955

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 4, folder 13

Ehrlich, Paul R. 1969 Nov. 17

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re reprint of his article, "Eco-Catastrophe" by City Lights. With this: copy of letter, Dec. 1, 1969, from Ferlinghetti to Ramparts.
 

Eighth Street Bookshop Inc., New York

Additional Note

See Wilentz, Theodore
box 4, folder 14

Einaudi, Giulio 1970 Feb 9

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Transmitting his Italian edition of Her.
box 4, folder 15

Elliott, George [Jorge] 1958-1960

Physical Description: 20 letters

Additional Note

Most of them refer to his translations of Nicanor Parra's poetry. With these: copy of a letter, Nov. 13, 1958, from Ferlinghetti.

See also Nicanor Parra correspondence
box 4, folder 16

Eluard-Valette, Cecile 1969

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Re payment for publication of poems by her father, Paul Eluard.

See also Editorial files, carton 1
box 4, folder 17

Eshleman, Clayton 1959-1969, undated

Physical Description: 31 letters

Additional Note

Many refer to his translations of Pablo Neruda and Cesar Vallejo. Letters written 1968-1969 refer to his magazine, Caterpillar. With these: "First and Last Notice of QUENA" and Caterpillar Booklist 1967-1968.

See also Editorial files, carton 1
box 4, folder 18

Esquire 1962-1970

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

Most of them from Gordon Lish, fiction editor. Suggesting pre-publication of Neal Cassady's The First Third in the magazine.
box 4, folder 19

Essex House, North Hollywood 1969

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Publishing firm.
box 4, folder 20

Estrin, Marc [1964?]-1967

Physical Description: 10 letters

Additional Note

Undated letters [circa 1964?] refer to the City Lights Artaud anthology. Most of the other letters refer to experimental theatre.
box 4, folder 21

European Publishers Representatives, Inc. 1958-1959

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

With these: copy of letter, Dec. 4, 1958, from City Lights.
box 4, folder 22

Evergreen Review, Inc. 1968-1971

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

Granting publication rights.
box 4, folder 23

Evtushenko, Eugenii [circa 1970 Jan.]

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

With this: 2 letters, Jan. 5 & 7, 1970, from Kate Medina, Doubleday & Company, Inc.; and miscellaneous letters and clippings re Evtushenko.
box 4, folder 24

Faber and Faber Ltd., London 1969 Feb. 14

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 4, folder 25

Fair Play for Cuba Committee 1961, undated

Physical Description: 5 letters
box 4, folder 26

Fakir, Asoke 1965-1969

Physical Description: 7 letters

Additional Note

Letter, Feb. 6, 1969, written while founder- president of Sri Ramakrishna Temple, San Francisco.

See also Editorial files, carton 1
 

Fancher, Edwin

Additional Note

See The Village Voice
box 4, folder 27

Fantasy Records 1958-1970

Physical Description: 8 letters

Additional Note

With these: Ferlinghetti's jacket notes for a record; royalty statements, etc.
box 4, folder 28

Farrell, Barry 1965 Dec. 29

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re article he was planning to write for Life.
box 4, folder 29

Fearing, Kenneth, 1902-1961 1959 May 5

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 4, folder 30

Feltrinelli Libra S. P. A., Milan 1961-1967

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Re Italian translations of American "beat" poetry. Two of the letters are from the New York office.
 

Ferling, Clement J. 1960, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Ferlinghetti's brother.
Transferred to BANC MSS 90/30 c.
box 4, folder 31

FernÁndez, Pablo Armandon, 1930- 1963 Sept.

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

FernÁndez Retamar, Roberto

Additional Note

See Casa de las Americas
box 4, folder 32

Festival Foundation, Inc. 1965

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Inviting Ferlinghetti to the poetry week during the Festival of Two Worlds at Spoleto. Also with these: letter, May 18, 1966, from Desmond O'Grady, Festival dei Due Mondi, re its projected souvenir edition of poems read at the 1965 Spoleto Festival.
box 4, folder 33

Finlay, Ian Hamilton 1962

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re Poor Old Tired Horse and The Wild Hawthorn Press (Edinburgh, Scotland).
 

Fire [magazine]

Additional Note

See Berke, Joseph
box 4, folder 34

Ford, Charles Henri 1967-1970

Physical Description: 6 letters
 

Ford, Ruth 1962-1963

Physical Description: 9 letters

Additional Note

Expressing interest in Ferlinghetti's plays.
Transferred to BANC MSS 90/30 c.
 

The Ford Foundation 1963-1965

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

With these: biographical information and statement of interests as a writer, submitted by Ferlinghetti to the Foundation in connection with the fellowship program.
Transferred to BANC MSS 90/30 c.
 

Forester, Cecil Scott, 1899-1966

Additional Note

See [ Howl correspondence]
box 4, folder 35

Fowler, Gene 1964 June 14

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Encloses copy of his letter, same date, to Ed Sanders with copy of his poem, "Fuck Report."

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 4, folder 36

Frechtman, Bernard

Additional Note

See Artaud anthology correspondence
box 4, folder 37

[French letters-miscellaneous] 1955-1969, undated

Physical Description: 11 letters

Additional Note

From literary agencies, publishing firms, writers, etc., re translations, inclusion of poems in anthologies, etc.
box 4, folder 38

Friedman, Alan 1963, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Introducing Claude Pelieu's work to Ferlinghetti.
box 4, folder 39

Frumkin, Gene 1967-1970

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

Fuck You [magazine]

Additional Note

See Sanders, Ed
box 4, folder 40

Fulcrum Press, London 1966 Sept. 7

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Gallimard

Additional Note

See Editions Gallimard
box 4, folder 41

Garson, Barbara 1966

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

Re MacBird! With these: 2 letters, 1966, written by her husband Marvin Garson, also relating to MacBird!; and letter, Sept. 4, 1967, from Lisa Lyons.
box 4, folder 42

Gassman, Vittorio undated

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Most of them expressing his interest in beat poetry, theatre, etc.
 

Genet, Jean, 1910-

Additional Note

See Pury, Mariannelde and Payne, Les

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 4, folder 43

[German letters-miscellaneous] 1958-1966

Physical Description: 19 letters

Additional Note

From literary agents, publishers, bookstores, etc.
box 4, folder 44

Ghilan, Maxim 1962-1964

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

Giachetti, Romano 1961-1969

Physical Description: 8 letters

Additional Note

Re translation of Ferlinghetti's poems into Italian.
box 4, folder 45

Gidlow, Elsa 1967 Aug. 12

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 4, folder 46

Gilbert, Jack 1964, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

Gilpin, Richard

Additional Note

See Liberation
box 5, folder 1-7

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926- 1956-1970

Physical Description: 243 letters

Additional Note

Also, one folder of letters re reprint permissions and letters re Ginsberg.

See also Editorial files, carton 2, and Howl correspondence. Available on microfilm.
box 5, folder 8

Ginsberg, Louis, 1896- 1956-1970, undated

Physical Description: 18 letters

Additional Note

With these: copy of letter, May 11, 1970, from City Lights. Many references to his son, Allen Ginsberg. Available on microfilm.
 

Girodias, Maurice

Additional Note

See The Olympia Press
box 5, folder 9

Gleason, Herbert P. 1962.

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re permission from Mrs. Ezra Pound to enable City Lights to reprint Ernest Fenellosa's essay, "The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry," as edited by Ezra Pound.
box 5, folder 10

Gleason, Ralph J. 1969 Dec. 9

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Gnaoua

Additional Note

See Cohen, Ira and Rosenthal, Irving
 

Godwin, Anthony

Additional Note

See Penguin Books Ltd.
box 5, folder 11

Gordey, Michel, 1913- 1968 Mar. 16

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 5, folder 12

Gotham Book Mart & Gallery, Inc. 1969-1970, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

From Andreas L. Brown.
box 5, folder 13

Greene, Felix 1960, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 5, folder 14

Grinberg, Miguel David 1960-1965

Physical Description: 28 letters

Additional Note

Many refer to his magazine, Eco Contemporaneo, his poetry, and his translations.
box 5, folder 15

The Grolier Book Shop, Cambridge, Mass. 1969

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

Group 47

Additional Note

See Bastian, Heiner, and Editorial files, carton 2
box 5, folder 16

Grove Press, Inc. 1958-1970, undated

Physical Description: 51 letters

Additional Note

From Barney Rosset, Fred Jordan, John Pizey and Richard Seaver.

See also Allen, Donald M.
box 6, folder 1

Guando (Ugo) Editore, Parma, Italy 1965-1968

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

Re Italian translations of Ferlinghetti's poems and plays; and the award, Premio di Taormina, given to Ferlinghetti in 1968.
box 6, folder 2

Guerrini, Rosanna 1969 Sept. 15

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 6, folder 3

Guest, Barbara 1966-1967, undated

Physical Description: 9 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2
 

Guetermann, Erika 1961-1962

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Re translation of Ferlinghetti's poetry into German.
box 6, folder 4

Hackett, Jim undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 6, folder 5

Hahn, Emily, 1905- 1963 Mar. 11

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Hall, Barry L.

Additional Note

See Artaud Anthology correspondence
box 6, folder 6

Halpert, Stephen 1969 Nov. 12

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re his proposed book about City Lights.
 

The Hand and Flower Press

Additional Note

See Marx, Erica
box 6, folder 7

Hannon, Mike 1964-1968, undated

Physical Description: 5 letters
box 6, folder 8

Hanser (Carl) Verlag, Munich, Germany 1967-1968

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Re German rights to City Lights publications.
 

Hardiment, 1963

Physical Description: 7 letters

Additional Note

Re Ferlinghetti's poetry reading in London.
 

Harewood, David

Additional Note

See Artaud Anthology correspondence
box 6, folder 9

Hawkes, John, 1925- 1960-1965

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 6, folder 10

Hayakawa, Samuel Ichiye, 1906- [1959 May 29] 1959.

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 6, folder 11

Hemley, Cecil 1959

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

Hennacy, Ammon, 1893-1970

Additional Note

See Catholic Worker
box 6, folder 12

Hennessy, Lois Snyder 1967-1970, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Many references to Gary Snyder.
box 6, folder 13

Herman, Jan 1969 Aug. 2

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 6, folder 14

L'Herne 1964-1967

Physical Description: 30 letters

Additional Note

Re French translations of City Lights publications. With these: of a letter, July 12, 1964, written by Ferlinghetti.
 

Herron, Caroline Rand

Additional Note

See Partisan Review
box 6, folder 15

Hirschman, Jack, 1933- 1959-1970, undated

Physical Description: 90 letters

Additional Note

Many undated; many refer to the City Lights Artaud Anthology. With these: copies of two letters, [1963 or 1964], written by Ferlinghetti.
box 6, folder 16

Hirschman, Ruth [Mrs. Jack Hirschman] 1960-1961

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 6, folder 17

HÖllerer, Walter, 1922- 1961-1967, undated

Physical Description: 8 letters
 

Hogan, William

Additional Note

See Howl correspondence
box 6, folder 18

Holiday [magazine] 1961

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re publication of Bob Kaufman material.
box 6, folder 19

Hollo, Anselm 1959-1969

Physical Description: 58 letters

Additional Note

Many refer to his translations of works of contemporary Russian poets, published by City Lights as Red Cats.

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 6, folder 20

Horovitz, Michael, 1935- 1965-1967, undated

Physical Description: 17 letters

Additional Note

Some written on behalf of New Departures.

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 6, folder 21

The House of Anansi 1969

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

Re joint publication of Allen Ginsberg's Airplane Dreams. With these: letter, July 11, 1969, from U.S. Bureau of Customs to City Lights Bookstore.
box 6, folder 22

Howard, Richard 1970 June 24

Physical Description: 1 Postcard
box 6, folder 23

[ Howl correspondence] 1957 Mar.-Aug.

Physical Description: 37 letters

Additional Note

Relating to the Howl obscenity trial. Include letters from Evergreen Review. William Hogan, Eugene Burdick, C. S. Forester, Henry Castor, Mark Schorer, Vincent McHugh, Gil Orlovitz, and a statement by Herbert Blau. Available on microfilm.
box 6, folder 24

The Hudson Review 1964

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re reprinting "Indians in Overalls." One letter from Frederick Morgan.
box 6, folder 25

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 1961 [Aug. 8]

Physical Description: 1 postcard
box 6, folder 26

Humphreys, Christmas, 1901- 1962 May 16

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re Dr. Suzuki's Essence of Buddhism.
box 6, folder 27

The Hutchinson Group, London [publishing firm] 1959 Mar. 3

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 6, folder 28

Huxley, Matthew [1963 Sept.].

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 6, folder 29

Impressions Workshop, Inc., Boston, Mass. 1967-1968

Physical Description: 5 letters
 

Indica Books and Gallery, London

Additional Note

See Miles, B.
box 6, folder 30

Intro Bulletin 1956-1957

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

From Louis Brigante and D. Anthony Fusco.
 

Irving, Jules

Additional Note

See San Francisco Actor's Workshop Guild, Inc.
box 6, folder 31

Jacobs, Paul, 1918- 1969

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

Janus

Additional Note

See Corrington, John William
 

Jargon

Additional Note

See Williams, Jonathan
box 6, folder 32

Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965 1957 Feb. 14

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 6, folder 33

Jasudowicz, Dennis circa 1963-1967

Physical Description: 30 letters

Additional Note

Most of them are undated.

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 6, folder 34

Joans, Ted, 1928- 1963-1966, undated

Physical Description: 11 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 6, folder 35

Jodorowsky, Alexandro 1964, undated

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

Letter, May 12, refers to Roland Topor.

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 6, folder 36

Johns, Richard, 1904- 1969 Dec. 2

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 6, folder 37

Johnson, Kay 1960-1968, undated

Physical Description: 37 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 6, folder 38

Jones, Le Roi 1958-1962, undated

Physical Description: 7 letters
 

Jordan, Fred

Additional Note

See Grove Press, Inc.
box 6, folder 39

Jouffroy, Alain, 1928- 1961-1966, undated

Physical Description: 29 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 6, folder 40

KPFA 1958-1964

Physical Description: 6 letters
box 6, folder 41

KQED, San Francisco 1966 Jan. 19

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re Ferlinghetti's appearance on "U.S.A.: Poetry."
box 7, folder 1

Kahn, Anthony 1969-1970

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

Re his literal translations of poems by Yevtushenko.
box 7, folder 2

Kandel, Lenore 1963, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

One refers to publication of a poem in the Beatitude Anthology. Included also: miscellaneous material, primarily clippings re The Love Book.
box 7, folder 3

Kaprow, Allan 1964-1965

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Enclosure to letter, April 5, 1964: scenario for three happenings.
box 7, folder 4

Katzman, Allen, 1937- 1969-1970

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 7, folder 5

Kaufman, Bob, 1925- 1960-1969

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

With these: four letters written by his wife, Eileen, 1960-1961.

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 7, folder 6

Keenan, Larry, Jr. 1966, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 7, folder 7

Keene, Donald 1958-1960

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

Re his translations of Japanese stories and poems.
box 7, folder 8

Kenkyusha Limited, Tokyo 1967 May 12

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re a Japanese anthology of 20th century American poetry.
box 7, folder 9

Kepler, Roy 1958-1960

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 7, folder 10

Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 1957-1969, undated

Physical Description: 46 letters

Additional Note

With these: postcard from Ferlinghetti to Time, Sept. 15, 1962, re its review of Big Sur; miscellaneous letters re Kerouac; clippings, etc.

See also Editorial files, carton 2

Additional Note

ORIGINALS RESTRICTED: use microfilm.
box 7, folder 10

Postcard from Jack Kerouac to Laurence Ferlinghetti. 1959 September 22 BANC MSS 72/107 c

portfolio 1

Postcard from Jack Kerouac to Laurence Ferlinghetti. 1961 December BANC MSS 72/107 c

Physical Description: 1 postcard
box 7, folder 11

Kherdian, David, 1931- 1966-1967, undated

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

Re a Ferlinghetti bibliography.
box 7, folder 12

Kinter, William 1959-1965, undated

Physical Description: 16 letters

Additional Note

Several refer to poetry readings at Muhlenberg College (Allentown, Pa.) and vicinity.
box 7, folder 13

Koch, Kenneth, 1925- 1960

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 7, folder 14

Kramer, Aaron, 1921- 1963 Mar. 13

Physical Description: 1 letter,
box 7, folder 15

Krassner, Paul undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 7, folder 16

Kraus Reprint Co., New York 1968-1970

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Re reprint of City Lights Journal.
box 7, folder 17

Krim, Seymour, 1922- 1958-1968

Physical Description: 9 letters

Additional Note

Most of them written on behalf of Swank and Nugget Magazine.
box 7, folder 18

Kulchur [magazine] 1962-1964

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

From Lita Hornick.
box 7, folder 19

Labris Review (Belgium) 1966 Feb. 1

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 7, folder 20

Laitinen, Kai, 1924- 1962, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 7, folder 21

Lamantia, Philip, 1927- 1959-1969, undated

Physical Description: 23 letters
box 7, folder 22

Landau, Saul 1964, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 7, folder 23

[Latin American letters-miscellaneous] 1959-1969, undated

Physical Description: 16 letters

Additional Note

From translators, editors, poets, etc. With these: a copy of a printed letter. "Carta Abierta a Pablo Neruda," 25 de Julio de 1966.
 

Laughlin, James, 1914-

Additional Note

See New Directions
box 7, folder 24

Leary, Timothy Francis, 1920- 1967 Apr.

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

With this: photocopy of "Memorandum of the Appellant Timothy Leary" in Timothy Leary v. State of California, Supreme Court of the United States.
box 7, folder 25

Lebel, Jean-Jacques, 1936- 1961-1969

Physical Description: 43 letters

Additional Note

Many letters undated. With these: his scenario for a "happening clippings, etc.; and copy of a letter, Jan. 13, 1964, from Ferlinghetti.

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 7, folder 26

Lettau, Reinhard, 1929- 1969

Physical Description: 4 letters
box 7, folder 27

Levertov, Denise, 1923- 1955-1964, undated

Physical Description: 24 letters
box 7, folder 28

Levine, Stephen 1963-1969, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 7, folder 29

Liberation [magazine] 1957-1965, undated

Physical Description: 19 letters

Additional Note

From David McReynolds, A. J. Muste, Richard Gilpin, Dave Dellinger
box 7, folder 30

Limes Verlag, Wiesbaden 1958-1965

Physical Description: 23 letters

Additional Note

Primarily re publication of City Lights books in Germany. With these: copy of a letter, Oct. 3, 1958, from Ferlinghetti.
 

Linenthal, Mark

Additional Note

See Poetry Center, San Francisco State College
box 7, folder 31

Lionni, Paoli 1965

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 7, folder 32

Lipton, Lawrence, 1898- 1956-1968

Physical Description: 11 letters

Additional Note

Some refer to the Intro Bulletin. Some letters, 1956-57, discuss poetry recordings.
box 7, folder 33

Liveright Publishing Corporation 1958

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Re City Lights offer for a reprint edition of Djuna Barnes' Ryder.
 

The Living Theatre

Additional Note

See Beck, Julian; Brown, Kenneth H.; Spicer, James
box 7, folder 34

Lord, Sterling 1958-1969

Physical Description: 19 letters

Additional Note

Most of them written while acting as Jack Kerouac's agent.
box 8, folder 1

Lowenfels, Walter, 1897- 1958-1969

Physical Description: 21 letters
box 8, folder 2

Lowry, Margerie [Mrs. Malcolm Lowry] 1962-1963

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

Re City Lights publication of Malcolm Lowry poetry. With these: letters re permissions, clippings, etc.
box 8, folder 3

Lowry, Robert, 1919- 1960 Sept. 15

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

McBride, Richard

Additional Note

See Beatitude Anthology correspondence
box 8, folder 4

McBride, Robert 1966-1969, undated

Physical Description: 8 letters

Additional Note

Re distribution of City Lights books in London. Four letters written in 1967 are copies of letters addressed to American publishers re his proposed plan to set up a distribution center for books published by small presses.
box 8, folder 5

McCarthy, Eugene Joseph, 1916- 1969-1970

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Letter, Sept. 10, 1969, is photocopy of a letter to New Directions.
box 8, folder 6

McClure, Michael circa 1961-1969

Physical Description: 22 letters

Additional Note

Many are undated. With these: copy of a letter, Dec. 24, 1963, from Ferlinghetti to Frontier magazine; clippings, etc.

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 8, folder 7

McCord, Howard 1965-1966

Physical Description: 8 letters

Additional Note

Several refer to the Hungry Generation in Indian poets.
box 8, folder 8

MacGibbon & Kee Ltd., London 1966-1969

Physical Description: 15 letters

Additional Note

Re publication of Ferlinghetti's selected poems.
box 8, folder 9

McGrath, Tom 1962-1964

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Refer to Crazy Horse and Peace News.
 

MacGregor, Robert M.

Additional Note

See New Directions
box 8, folder 10

McHugh, Vincent, 1904- 1956-1970

Physical Description: 9 letters

Additional Note

Letter, July 17, 1957 is a copy of a letter addressed to Lawrence Speiser re Howl.
box 8, folder 11

The Macmillan Company 1958-1959

Physical Description: 10 letters

Additional Note

Most of them refer to negotiations re Ferlinghetti's proposal for "a Marianne Moore sampler." With these: copy of a letter, July 20, 1958, from Ferlinghetti.
 

McReynolds, David

Additional Note

See Liberation
box 8, folder 12

Mademoiselle [magazine] 1958-1966

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 8, folder 13

Magowan, Robin 1961, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 8, folder 14

Mailer, Norman, 1923- 1958-1960

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

Most of them refer to The White Negro.
box 8, folder 15

Mandarin Books Ltd., London 1965 Sept. 6

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re London distribution of City Lights books.
box 8, folder 16

Manganotti, Donatella 1963-1966

Physical Description: 7 letters

Additional Note

Re Italian translations of William Burroughs' works.
box 8, folder 17

Mansfield, Michael Joseph, 1903- 1963 Dec. 4

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 8, folder 18

Margolis, Morton 1960-1963, undated

Physical Description: 11 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 8, folder 19

Margolis, William J. 1960-1962, undated

Physical Description: 7 letters
box 8, folder 20

Marlowe, Alan S. 1965-1968

Physical Description: 9 letters

Additional Note

Re the Poets Press.
box 8, folder 21

Marshall, Herbert, 1912- 1965-1966

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 8, folder 22

Martin, Peter D. 1964-1969

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

The 1965 letter describes his plans for a bookshop in New York.
box 8, folder 23

Martinelli, Sheri 1958-1966

Physical Description: 16 letters
box 8, folder 24

Marx, Erica 1956-1960

Physical Description: 14 letters

Additional Note

Letters, 1956-1958, re distribution of City Lights publications by the Hand and Flower Press. With these: copy of a letter, Oct. 21, 1958, from City Lights.
 

May, James Boyer, 1904-

Additional Note

See Villiers Publication Ltd.
box 8, folder 25

Meltzer, David 1969-1970, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Re his anthology and interviews of Bay Area poets.
box 8, folder 26

Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968 1961-1968

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 8, folder 27

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1959

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

Concerning releases for the film based on Jack Kerouac's The Subterraneans.
 

Metzner, Ralph

Additional Note

See The Psychedelic Review
box 8, folder 28

Michaux, Henri, 1899- 1962

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 8, folder 29

Micheline, Jack 1960-1970

Physical Description: 7 letters
box 8, folder 30

Miles, B. 1965-1970

Physical Description: 23 letters

Additional Note

Re London distribution of City Lights books through Indica Books and Gallery and taping Ferlinghetti for records
box 8, folder 31

Miles, Josephine, 1911- circa 1964 July 1

Physical Description: 1 postcard

Additional Note

Re Kenneth Patchen
box 8, folder 32

Miller, Charles H. 1964-1966

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Re Traven Torsvan.
box 8, folder 33

Miller, Henry, 1891- 1958-1963

Physical Description: 18 letters
box 8, folder 34

Miller, Roy 1969 Oct. 2

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 8, folder 35

Miller, William Robert 1960 July 25

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 8, folder 36

Mills, Wright [1961]

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 8, folder 37

Mitchell, Adrian, 1932- circa 1965 June 25

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 8, folder 38

Mondadori, Fabrizio 1960-1961

Physical Description: 4 letters
box 8, folder 39

Mondadori Publishing Co. 1961-1969

Physical Description: 17 letters

Additional Note

Included also are letters from Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Milan. Most of the letters refer to Italian rights for Ginsberg books. With these: copy of a letter, Apr. 15, 1961, from City Lights.
box 8, folder 40

Montgomery, John 1960-1960, undated

Physical Description: 11 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 9, folder 1

Moore, Daniel, 1940- 1963-1969, undated

Physical Description: 13 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 9, folder 2

Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972 1958-1961

Physical Description: 5 letters
box 9, folder 3

Moraff, Barbara undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

Morgan, Frederick, 1922-

Additional Note

See The Hudson Review
 

Morris, Richard

Additional Note

See Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers
box 9, folder 4

Morris, William 1959-1962, undated

Physical Description: 11 letters
box 9, folder 5

Mottram, Eric 1960-1968

Physical Description: 8 letters
 

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Additional Note

See New York (City) Museum of Modern Art
 

Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967

Additional Note

See Liberation
box 9, folder 6

The Nation 1956-1968

Physical Description: 12 letters

Additional Note

Primarily from the poetry editors.
box 9, folder 7

The National Translation Center, Austin, Texas 1968

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 9, folder 8

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities 1966-1969

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

Several refer to the Foundation's support for little presses. With these: photocopy of a letter, Dec. 31, 1966, from Ferlinghetti.
box 9, folder 9

Neiman, Gilbert 1960

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

Writing as editor of Between Worlds. Some refer to a proposed poetry reading by Ferlinghetti in Puerto Rico.
 

Neruda, Pablo

Additional Note

See Paseyro, Ricardo
box 9, folder 10

Neville, Tove 1966 Feb. 21

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re proposed publication of poetry by "street poets" and other poets of the Bay Area.
 

New Departures

Additional Note

See Horovitz, Michael
 

New Directions 1955-1970

Physical Description: 833 letters

Additional Note

From James Laughlin, Robert M. MacGregor, and Griselda Ohannessian. Included are copies of letters addressed to others, forwarded to Ferlinghetti for his information.
Transferred to BANC MSS 90/30 c.
box 9, folder 11

New York (City) Museum of Modern Art 1967

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re a Frank O'Hara commemorative volume.
box 9, folder 12

New York Times 1968-1969

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

From Lewis Nichols.
box 9, folder 13

The New Yorker 1968 Sept. 27

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re use of Picasso poems.
 

Newnham, Richard

Additional Note

See Penguin Books Ltd.
box 9, folder 14

Newsweek 1965-1968

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

With these: carbon copy of a letter, July 9, 1965, from Ferlinghetti.
box 9, folder 15

Nexis Bookshop, La Jolla, Calif. 1962, undated

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 9, folder 16

Ngoma, Florian Alphonse 1964 Nov. 15

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2
 

Nichols, Lewis

Additional Note

See New York Times
box 9, folder 17

Nichols, Robert, 1919- 1961-1967

Physical Description: 17 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 9, folder 18

Nin, Anais, 1903- 1957-1967, undated

Physical Description: 22 letters

Additional Note

With these: "Portion of a Long Two Hour Talk between Jun Eto, Critic, and Kenzaburo Oe, Writer. Tokyo, Japan, July 1967."
box 9, folder 19

Nomad [magazine] 1959, undated

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 9, folder 20

Norse, Harold 1961-1963

Physical Description: 10 letters
 

Nugget Magazine

Additional Note

See Krim, Seymour
box 9, folder 21

Ober, Thomas 1966-1970

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Re offer to act as literary agent for collection of Allen Ginsberg's collected poems. With these: copies of two letters, 1970, written by City Lights Editorial Offices.
box 9, folder 22

Odyssey [magazine] 1958-1959

Physical Description: 3 letters
 

Ohannessian, Griselda

Additional Note

See New Directions
box 9, folder 23

O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966 1959-1965

Physical Description: 12 letters

Additional Note

With these: letter, Oct. 8, 1969, from The Frank O'Hara Foundation.

See also Editorial files, carton 2
box 9, folder 24

Okpaku, Joseph 1969 Mar. 10

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 9, folder 25

Olivant [magazine] 1956-1958

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

From D. Vincent Smith.
box 9, folder 26

Olson, Charles, 1910-1970 1966-1968

Physical Description: 10 letters
box 9, folder 27

The Olympia Press Inc., Paris 1960-1970

Physical Description: 16 letters

Additional Note

Most of them from Maurice Girodias.
box 9, folder 28

Omarr, Sydney 1958 Nov. 10

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Orlovitz, Gil, 1918-

Additional Note

See Howl correspondence
box 9, folder 29

Orlovsky, Peter 1962-1964

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2
 

Outburst [magazine]

Additional Note

See Raworth, Tom
box 9, folder 30

The Outsider [magazine] 1960-1964, undated

Physical Description: 14 letters

Additional Note

From Jon Edgar Webb.
box 9, folder 31

Owen (Peter) Ltd., London 1958-1969

Physical Description: 14 letters

Additional Note

Most of them refer to the use of a piece by Paul Bowles in their book, The Book of Grass, and to the use of the same material for French and Spanish editions. With these: copy of a letter, July 7, 1969, from City Lights.
box 9, folder 32

Pacifici, Sergio 1959-1960

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 9, folder 33

Packard, William 1958 Oct. 2

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Pa'lante

Additional Note

See Schulman, Howard
box 9, folder 34

The Paris Review 1962-1966

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 9, folder 35

Parkinson, Thomas Francis, 1920- 1958-1970

Physical Description: 17 letters

Additional Note

With these: material relating to reprinting a photograph from the San Francisco Chronicle in Protect the Earth.
box 9, folder 36

Parnassus [magazine] 1963 July 30

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

From Richard Banks, editor.
box 9, folder 37

Parnassus Press, Berkeley, Calif. 1958 Mar. 24

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

From Herman Schein.
box 9, folder 38

Parra, Nicanor, 1914- 1958-1963.

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 2 and Elliott, George
box 9, folder 39

Partisan Review 1968 Aug. 22

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

From Caroline Rand Herron.
box 9, folder 40

Paseyro, Ricardo 1965 Sept. 13

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re his essay on Pablo Neruda, "La Palabra Muerta de Pablo Neruda." With this: copy of Le Mythe Neruda containing a French translation of the piece; Clayton Eshleman's English translation, "The Dead Word of Pablo Neruda" and a broadside, "Carta Abierta a Pablo Neruda."
box 10, folder 1

Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972 1951-1967

Physical Description: 42 letters

Additional Note

With these: miscellaneous letters re publication of Patchen poems and cover design for City Lights edition of Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer: and letter, Feb. 1, 1956, from Ferlinghetti.

See also Editorial files, carton 2
oversize 1, folder 1

Flyer "Kenneth Patchen Reads with the Chamber Jazz Sextet"

box 10, folder 2

Patchen, Miriam [Mrs. Kenneth Patchen] 1957-1967

Physical Description: 19 letters
box 10, folder 3

Payne, Les 1970

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Transmitting snapshots of Jean Genet, taken during May Day 1970 in New Haven.
 

Peace News

Additional Note

See McGrath, Tom
box 10, folder 4

Pelieu, Claude 1965-1970, undated

Physical Description: 62 letters

Additional Note

Some have added notes from Mary Beach. Many are undated.

See also Beach, Mary and Editorial files, carton 2
box 10, folder 5

Penguin Books Ltd. 1953-1969, undated

Physical Description: 47 letters

Additional Note

Many refer to inclusion of Ginsberg poems in a projected volume of modern poets; some to the publication of Ferlinghetti's translation of Paroles by PrÉvert. Letters from Richard Newnham and Anthony Godwin included. With these: copies of 5 letters from Ferlinghetti.
box 10, folder 6

Penthouse Magazine 1965 Sept. 30

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

With this: copy of letter, Sept. 21, 1965, written by Ferlinghetti.
box 10, folder 7

Perret, Christopher, 1930-1965 1964-1965

Physical Description: 14 letters

Additional Note

With these: three letters from Anne Hedley written after Perret's death; and letter, Dec. 19, 1965, from poÉsie vivante.

See also Editorial files, carton 3
box 10, folder 8

Persky, Stan 1961, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

Picasso, Pablo

Additional Note

See Editorial files, carton 3
box 10, folder 9

Picasso, Paloma, 1949- 1969, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 10, folder 10

Pickard, Tom, 1946- 1965-1966, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters
 

Pizey, John

Additional Note

See Grove Press, Inc.
box 10, folder 11

Pivano, Fernanda Sottsass 1960-1970, undated

Physical Description: 39 letters

Additional Note

Most of them refer to her publishing ventures in Italy.
box 10, folder 12

Playboy 1964, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

From David Solomon, associate editor, and A. C. Spectorsky.
box 10, folder 13

Plymell, Charles, 1935- 1966-1969, undated

Physical Description: 10 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 3
box 10, folder 14

Pocket Books, Inc. 1965 Nov. 9

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Podell, Albert N.

Additional Note

See Big Table
box 10, folder 15

Poetry 1957-1962

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

From Henry Rago and Robert Mueller. Some refer to the Howl trial.
box 10, folder 16

The Poetry Center, San Francisco State College 1961-1970

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

From James Schevill and Mark Linenthal.
box 10, folder 17

The Poetry Book Society Ltd., London 1969 Mar. 6

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Poets Press

Additional Note

See Di Prima, Diane and Marlowe, Alan
box 10, folder 18

Pollinger, Laurence 1965-1969

Physical Description: 11 letters

Additional Note

Writing as agent for Ferlinghetti.
box 10, folder 19

Pommy-Vega, Janine 1967 Jan. 9

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 3
box 10, folder 20

Ponsot, Marie 1954-[1966?], undated

Physical Description: 18 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 3
 

Poor Old Tired Horse [magazine]

Additional Note

See Finlay, Ian Hamilton
box 10, folder 21

Porter, Bernard H. 1959-1965, undated

Physical Description: 7 letters

Additional Note

Signed Bern Porter.
 

Presence [magazine]

Additional Note

See Connell, Dan
box 10, folder 22

PrÉvert, Jacques 1952-1960, undated

Physical Description: 17 letters

Additional Note

Letters from various individuals re publication of selections from his Paroles. With these: copies of letters written by Ferlinghetti.

See also Editorial files, carton 3
box 10, folder 23

The Print Workshop 1956, undated

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

From David Ruff.
box 10, folder 24

Proof [magazine] 1960 Feb. 6

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 10, folder 25

The Psychedelic Review 1963-1965

Physical Description: 9 letters

Additional Note

Primarily from Ralph Metzner, editor
box 10, folder 26

Pury, Marianne de 1970

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Re Jean Genet's May Day speech, New Haven, 1970 and its publication by City Lights. Also with these: letter written on her behalf by the secretary of the Open Theatre, Inc.
box 10, folder 27

Putnam's (G. P.) Sons 1957-1960

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

Letter, Aug. 22, 1960, refers to proposed "beat" anthology.
box 11, folder 1

Rachevsky, Zinaide [1970]

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

Rago, Henry, 1915-

Additional Note

See Poetry
box 11, folder 2

Ramparts 1962-1963

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

From Harry Stiehl, editor.
box 11, folder 3

Randall, Margaret 1962-1970

Physical Description: 37 letters

Additional Note

Many of them written on behalf of El Corno Emplumado.
box 11, folder 4

Random House 1957-1969

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Re rights for Kora in Hell by William Carlos Williams and Mount Analogue by Rene Daumal. With these: copies of four letters from City Lights.
box 11, folder 5

Rattray, David 1965, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Refer to the Artaud anthology.
box 11, folder 6

Raworth, Tom 1961

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Some written on behalf of Outburst.
box 11, folder 7

Ray, Debi 1964-1965

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

With these: copy of letter, Mar. 3, 1965, from City Lights.

See also Editorial files, carton 3
box 11, folder 8

Red Clay [magazine] 1964-1966

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

From Charleen Swansea Whisnant, editor. Letters, July 10, 1964 and Jan. 11, 1966, refer to Ezra Pound.
box 11, folder 9

Reps, Paul, 1895- 1963-1964, undated

Physical Description: 7 letters
box 11, folder 10

Resist 1969 July 22

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Thanking Ferlinghetti for participating in Resist's benefit poetry readings.
box 11, folder 11

Rexroth, Kenneth, 1905- 1955-1966

Physical Description: 8 letters
 

Reynolds, Tim

Additional Note

See Beatitude Anthology correspondence
box 11, folder 12

Rhinozeros [magazine] [1961], undated

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

From Rolf-Gunter Dienst.
box 11, folder 13

Ridland, John 1969

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re John Bly's anti-Vietnam war poem.
box 11, folder 14

Rizzardi, Alfredo, 1927- 1959 Dec. 29

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Re plans for an anthology of San Francisco poets.
box 11, folder 15

Rodman, Selden, 1909- 1969 July 12

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 11, folder 16

Rosenthal, Irving, 1912- 1958-1964

Physical Description: 8 letters

Additional Note

Some refer to the Chicago Review, Big Table and Gnaoua. With these: photocopy of a memorandum from Rosalind Constable, Nov. 20, 1958, re the Chicago Review.
box 11, folder 17

Rosenthal, Mark L. 1962-1966

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

Re his anthology of postwar British and American poetry.
box 11, folder 18

Roskolenko, Harry 1958 Nov. 5

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Rosset, Barney

Additional Note

See Grove Press, Inc.
box 11, folder 19

Rothenberg, Jerome, 1931- 1958-1967

Physical Description: 33 letters

Additional Note

Most of them refer to his anthology of new German poetry published by City Lights. Some letters written while editor of Some/Thing. With these: copy of letter, Mar. 16, 1959, written by Ferlinghetti.
box 11, folder 20

Rukeyser, Muriel, 1913- 1958 Dec. 9

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 11, folder 21

Russell, Bertrand Russell, 3d earl, 1872-1970 1962 Aug. 27

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Also: letter, same date, written by his secretary; and letter, Sept. 28, 1966, from the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation.
box 11, folder 22

Russell, Peter, 1921- 1963-1965

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

Included also: miscellaneous material re his publications, bookshop, etc.
box 11, folder 23

Russell, Phillips, 1884- 1960-1968

Physical Description: 7 letters
box 11, folder 24

Salamun, Tomaz 1970 Jan. 22

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

With this: letter, Jan. 13, 1970, from his translator, Filip Robar-Dorin.

See also Editorial files, carton 3
box 11, folder 25

Salazar Bondy, SebastiÁn, 1924- 1960

Physical Description: 2 letters
 

Salted Feathers

Additional Note

See Bakken, Dick
box 11, folder 26

San Francisco. Mayor 1966 Aug. 17

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

From John Francis Shelley, re the Arts Resources Development Committee.
box 11, folder 27

San Francisco. Public Library 1969 Sept. 4

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

With this: letter, Jan. 23, 1968, from Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
box 11, folder 28

San Francisco Actor's Workshop Guild, Inc. 1961-1963, undated

Physical Description: 8 letters

Additional Note

Include letters from Herbert Blau and Jules Irving.
box 11, folder 29

San Francisco Mime Troupe 1964-1967

Physical Description: 5 letters
box 11, folder 30

San Francisco Review 1958-1959, undated

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 11, folder 31

Sanders, Ed, 1939- 1961-1964, undated

Physical Description: 28 letters

Additional Note

Many refer to his magazine, Fuck You.
 

Sankey, John V.

Additional Note

See Villiers Publications Ltd.
box 11, folder 32

Saporta, Marc, 1923- undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 11, folder 33

Saturday Review 1968 Apr. 9

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Photocopy of a letter from Richard L. Tobin to James Brown. With this: photocopy of a memo, Mar. 22, 1968, from John Ciardi to Tobin. Re article on Ferlinghetti by Don Asher.
box 11, folder 34

[Scandinavian letters-miscellaneous] 1958-1967

Physical Description: 16 letters

Additional Note

From literary agents, publishers, bookshops, etc.
 

Schechner, Richard, 1934-

Additional Note

See Tulane Drama Review
box 11, folder 35

Scheer, Robert [1963, Mar.]

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Schevill, James Erwin, 1920-

Additional Note

See Poetry Center, San Francisco State College
box 11, folder 36

Schleifer, Marc 1961, undated

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

The 1961 letter refers to Kulchur; rest of the letters, undated, refer to Cuba.
 

Schorer, Mark, 1908-

Additional Note

See Howl correspondence
box 11, folder 37

Schulman, Howard 1962-1963, undated

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

Two written on behalf of Pa'lante.
box 11, folder 38

Scorpion Press, Middlesex, Eng. 1959-1963

Physical Description: 4 letters
box 11, folder 39

Scribner's (Charles) Sons 1957-1969

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

With these: copies of two letters from Ferlinghetti.
 

Seaver, Richard

Additional Note

See Grove Press, Inc.
box 11, folder 40

Sergeyev, Andrei undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 11, folder 41

Shakespeare and Company, Paris 1961-1967, undated

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

From George Whitman.
box 11, folder 42

Shapiro, Karl Jay, 1913- 1959-1961

Physical Description: 4 letters
box 11, folder 43

Shattuck, Roger 1959-1968

Physical Description: 18 letters
 

Shelley, John Francis, 1905-

Additional Note

See San Francisco. Mayor
box 11, folder 44

Siegal, Barbara undated

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 11, folder 45

Sillitoe, Alan 1965 Jan. 11

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 11, folder 46

Sirchuk, Mary undated

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

With this: letter, Mar. 23, 1966, from Lou Stoumen re Mary Sirchuk.

See also Editorial files, carton 3
 

Smith, D. Vincent, 1933-

Additional Note

See Olivant
box 12, folder 1

Snyder, Gary 1958-1969, undated

Physical Description: 30 letters

Additional Note

See also Hennessy, Lois Snyder and Editorial files, carton 3
box 12, folder 2

SociÉtÉ des Editions du Soleil Noir 1965-1968

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

From Francois Dio. Re publication of J. P. Dupey's works and Ginsberg's Howl.
box 12, folder 3

Solomon, Carl W. 1957-1970

Physical Description: 7 letters

Additional Note

Also with these: letter, May 8, 1967, from his wife, Ann Shipman Solomon.

See also Editorial files, carton 3
 

Some/Thing [magazine]

Additional Note

See Rothenberg, Jerome
box 12, folder 4

Sontag, Susan, 1933- [1964 June 15]

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 12, folder 5

[Spanish letters-miscellaneous] 1961-1965.

Physical Description: 7 letters

Additional Note

From publishers, booksellers, etc.
box 12, folder 6

Speyer, Lars 1966 Oct. 1

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Spicer, Jack

Additional Note

See Beatitude Anthology correspondence
box 12, folder 7

Spicer, James 1962 Nov. 28

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Writing on behalf of The Living Theatre
box 12, folder 8

Spingarn, Lawrence Perry, 1917- 1959-1960

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 12, folder 9

Spoken Arts, Inc. 1966-1969

Physical Description: 4 letters
 

Spoleto Festival

Additional Note

See Festival Foundation, Inc.
box 12, folder 10

Stauffacher, Jack Werner, 1920- 1965 Jan. 26

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 12, folder 11

Stern, Gerd 1963-1965

Physical Description: 3 letters
 

Stiehl, Harry, 1927-

Additional Note

See Ramparts
box 12, folder 12

Stolen Paper Review 1964

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 12, folder 13

Swallow, Alan, 1915- 1959-1960

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re The Swallow Press.
 

Swank

Additional Note

See Krim, Seymour
box 12, folder 14

Synanon House, San Francisco 1965 May 11

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 12, folder 15

Tallman, Warren 1963-1964

Physical Description: 4 letters
box 12, folder 16

Tate, James, 1943- 1970 Mar. 17

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 12, folder 17

Taylor, Simon Watson 1959(?)-1968, undated

Physical Description: 8 letters

Additional Note

Most of them refer to the special issue of Evergreen to be devoted to pataphysics.
box 12, folder 18

13 Productions, Inc. 1964-1967

Physical Description: 4 letters
box 12, folder 19

Thomas, Trevor 1958, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 12, folder 20

Tobias (Herb) & Associates, Inc. 1969

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re reprint permission for Mount Analogue. With these: copy of a letter, Oct. 20, 1969, from City Lights.
box 12, folder 21

Tompkins Square Books, New York City 1967, undated

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 12, folder 22

Topor, Roland, 1938- 1964-1969, undated

Physical Description: 11 letters

Additional Note

Bulk are undated.
box 12, folder 23

The Transatlantic Review undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 12, folder 24

Trimnell, Robert L. 1957-1959

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

Re Trim's Guides.
box 12, folder 25

Trocchi, Alexander, 1925- 1964-1967

Physical Description: 4 letters
box 12, folder 26

Truitt, James 1959-1962, undated

Physical Description: 10 letters

Additional Note

Written while associated with Time and The Washington Post.
box 12, folder 27

Tulane Drama Review 1963-1966

Physical Description: 24 letters

Additional Note

From Richard Schechner and Erika Munk. Most of them refer to the publication of Dennis Jasudowicz plays in The City Lights- Tulane Drama Review Play Series.
box 12, folder 28

Turner, Ethel (Duffy), 1885-1969 1963 Dec. 19

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 12, folder 29

Tuttle (Charles E.) Co., Tokyo, Japan 1958-1959

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

Re estimates for book production.
box 12, folder 30

Twentieth Century-Fox Television, Inc. 1968 Mar. 2

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Written in response to a letter, Mar. 7, from Ferlinghetti (copy included) re the TV production of A Coney Island of the Mind.
box 12, folder 31

Two Cities [bookshop], Paris (Jean Fanchette) 1960-1962

Physical Description: 5 letters
box 12, folder 32

Tynan, Kenneth, 1927- 1960-1962

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Letter & telegram. With this: letter, Jan. 24, [1962] from Iris Productions Limited.
box 12, folder 33

Unicorn Press, Santa Barbara, Calif. 1967

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

From Alan Brilliant.
box 12, folder 34

Union de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba 1968-1969

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 12, folder 35

U.S. Bureau of Customs 1957-1962

Physical Description: 3 letters

Additional Note

Re custom regulations with regard to pornographic literature, seizures, etc.
box 12, folder 36

U.S. Library of Congress 1955-1970

Physical Description: 21 letters

Additional Note

With these: copy of a letter, May 3, 1965, from the business manager of City Lights.
box 12, folder 37

Upton, Charles, 1948- 1968, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters
box 12, folder 38

VarÉse, Louise (McCutcheon), 1890- 1962-1963

Physical Description: 8 letters

Additional Note

Re her translation of Henri Michaux's Miserable Miracle.
box 12, folder 39

Vassilikos, Vassilis 1960-1961

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 12, folder 40

VÁzquez Amaral, JosÉ 1960 Mar. 7

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 12, folder 41

Venture [magazine] 1959 Sept. 7

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

From Joseph Friedman.
box 13, folder 1

The Village Voice 1963-1966.

Physical Description: 5 letters

Additional Note

From Edwin Fancher, John Wilcox and Fred W. McDarrah.
box 13, folder 2-4

Villiers Publications Ltd. 1955-1970, undated

Physical Description: 211 letters

Additional Note

Firm which printed many City Lights books. Letters are from both the London and Hollywood offices; primarily from John V. Sankey and James B. May. With these: copies of two letters, 1956 & 1957, written by Ferlinghetti; invoices; and other miscellaneous papers.
box 13, folder 5

Voznesenskii, Andrei Andreevich 1966-1968

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

With these: copy of letter, Apr. 8, 1966, from Ferlinghetti; and clippings and miscellaneous papers.
box 13, folder 6

Walsh, Chad, 1914- 1961 Aug. 28

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 13, folder 7

War Resisters League 1965

Physical Description: 2 letters

Additional Note

Re proposal to refuse to pay federal income tax.
box 13, folder 8

Watts, Alan Wilson, 1915- 1958-1959, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 3
 

Webb, Jon Edgar

Additional Note

See The Outsider
box 13, folder 9

Weissner, Carl 1969.

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 13, folder 10

Whalen, Philip 1962-1969, undated

Physical Description: 7 letters
 

Whisnant, Charleen Swansea

Additional Note

See Red Clay
box 13, folder 11

Whitehead, Peter 1965-1969

Physical Description: 14 letters

Additional Note

Several refer to his documentary film of a number of poets reading "beat" poetry at Albert HaIl, London, 1965.
 

Whitman, George

Additional Note

See Shakespeare and Company
box 13, folder 12

Wickes, George 1962

Physical Description: 2 letters
box 13, folder 13

Wieners, John, 1934- 1966-1970

Physical Description: 5 letters
box 13, folder 14

Wilbur, Richard, 1921- 1956 Jan. 8

Physical Description: 1 letter
 

Wilcox, John

Additional Note

See The Village Voice
 

The Wild Hawthorne Press

Additional Note

See Finlay, Ian Hamilton
box 13, folder 15

Wilentz, Elias 1960-1966

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 13, folder 16

Wilentz, Theodore 1958-1969

Physical Description: 18 letters

Additional Note

Some written on behalf of The Eighth Street Bookshop, Inc., New York. With these: letter written by his wife, Joan.
box 13, folder 17

Willer, Claudio 1966 Jan. 10

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

Written from SÃo Paulo, Brazil, re a reading of beat poetry, selected and translated by Mario Chamie.
box 13, folder 18

Williams, Jonathan 1955-1964

Physical Description: 44 letters

Additional Note

Most of them refer to Jargon publications.
box 13, folder 19

Williams, Oscar, 1900-1964 undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 13, folder 20

Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963 1955-1959.

Physical Description: 17 letters

Additional Note

Most of them refer to City Lights publication of Kora in Hell. With these: three letters, 1962-1965, written by his wife, Florence.

See also Editorial files, carton 3
box 13, folder 21

Wilson, Colin, 1931- 1966-1969.

Physical Description: 10 letters

Additional Note

See also Editorial files, carton 3
box 13, folder 22

Winslow, Peter 1970 Apr. 24

Physical Description: 1 letter
box 13, folder 23

Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968 1956 Aug. 13

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

With this: copy of Ferlinghetti's reply, Aug. 15, 1956. Available on microfilm.
box 13, folder 24

Witt-Diamant, Ruth 1959-1967

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

Some written on behalf of The Poetry Center, San Francisco State College.
 

Yevtushenko, Yevgeny

Additional Note

See Evtushenko, Eugenii Aleksandrovich
box 13, folder 25

Yu Suwa 1959-1960

Physical Description: 6 letters

Additional Note

Re translations of City Lights poets into Japanese.
box 13, folder 26

Zahn, Curtis undated

Physical Description: 4 letters

Additional Note

One written on behalf of Coastlines Literary Magazine.
box 13, folder 27

Zen Mountain Center, Tassajara Springs. Calif. 1969 Sept. 26

Physical Description: 1 letter

Additional Note

From Peter Schneider, director.
box 13, folder 28

Unidentified Correspondents 1956-1978

Physical Description: 32 letters
box 13, folder 29

Zukofsky, Louis, 1904- 1955-1962

Physical Description: 3 letters
box 13, folder 30

Letters from rare book libraries, rare book dealers, etc. 1958-1970, undated

Physical Description: 27 letters
 

Miscellaneous letters re Ferlinghetti plays

Additional Note

Fan mail, letters from little theater groups, etc.
Transferred to BANC MSS 90/30 c.
 

Miscellaneous letters re poetry readings 1958-1970

Additional Note

Transferred to BANC MSS 90/30 c.
box 14, folder 1-4

Correspondence Miscellany (unlisted letters) undated

 

Editorial and Administrative Files, 1953-1977. Series 2:

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically. Subdivided into Editorial Files, Lawrence Ferlinghetti Files, and City Lights Bookstore and Publishing Files.
 

Editorial Files, 1953-1970. Subseries 2.1:

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content Note

Editorial files constitute the bulk of the series, and may include any of the following types of material: copies of poems submitted for publication; proofs of City Lights publications; printer's copies of MSS; galleys; mock-ups, etc.
carton 1, folder 1

Abramson, Martin P. 1964-1965

Additional Note

Typescript copies of poems, including "Patron of the Arts," "Memorandum," "Heritage One," "The Burial, and Transformation. "
carton 1, folder 2

Andrews, George undated

Additional Note

Typescript copy of poem, "Delphic Delirium"
carton 1, folder 3-4

Antonin Artaud Anthology (City Lights Books, 1965) 1965-1968, undated

Additional Note

Unbound copy of second edition revised; copies of photographs used; [draft of Ferlinghetti's cover blurb (Transferred to BANC MSS 90/30 c)]; printer's copy for table of contents, Artaud chronology and bibliography; translation of Artaud's poetry, photocopies of printed versions of some of Artaud's works, etc.; clippings of reviews.
carton 1, folder 5

Beatitude Anthology (City Lights Books, 1960) 1960

Additional Note

Brown-line proof; certification registration of a claim to copyright.
carton 1, folder 6

Beatitude #17 (City Lights Books, 1960) 1960, undated

Additional Note

Printer's copy of portions of the issue; copies of poems not used; clipping.
carton 1, folder 7

Beck, Julian 1962 undated

Additional Note

Three sections from his MS, The Life of the Theatre (typescript); fragment from his Travel Diary (typescript).
oversize 1, folder 2

Poem and drawing, "Paradise Now." OZ, July 12-25, 1968. 1968 July 12-25

carton 1, folder 8

Bly, Robert undated

Additional Note

Holograph poem, "Ode for George Hitchcock"
carton 1, folder 9

Bowles, Paul Frederic 1969, undated

Additional Note

Galleys and page proofs for M'hashish, translated by Bowles (City Lights Books, 1969); printer's copy for cover blurb; galleys for A Hundred Camels in the Courtyard (City Lights Books, 1962); negatives for cover; photographs.
carton 1, folder 10

Brakhage, Stan 1960, undated

Additional Note

MSS: "From Carolee Schneeman;" "Metaphors on Vision;" "Move Meant;" and "State Meant." Typescript and photocopies.
carton 1, folder 11

Brodey, James 1962, undated

Additional Note

Typescript copies of poems; holograph statement: Now about 'Home Numbers.'
carton 1, folder 12

Brown, Kenneth H. 1963, undated

Additional Note

Typescript copies of poems.
carton 1, folder 13

Burleson, Bob undated

Additional Note

MS (typescript) of "Shechinah: A Mime with Light;" photocopy of Ms of his play, "Ubu Roscoe or Our Gorgon's Glare in Thought, The Transparent Shield."
carton 1, folder 14

Burroughs, William S. undated

Additional Note

Corrected galleys and page proofs for The Yage Letters; proof and photo negative for cover; printer's copy of text and cover blurb.
carton 1, folder 15

Celine, Louis-Ferdinand 1963-1964, undated

Additional Note

Typescript copies of essays about Celine and his own writings, primarily unpublished prefaces.
carton 1, folder 16

Choudhury, Malay Roy undated

Additional Note

Typescript copy (signed) of poem, "Stark Electric Carpenter."
carton 1, folder 17

City Lights Journal, Number One 1961-1963, undated

Additional Note

Page proofs; proof for cover; printer's copy of text (some original MSS).
carton 1, folder 18-20

City Lights Journal, Number Three 1961-1966, undated

Additional Note

Photograph for cover; printer's copy of text (some original MSS); galleys; unused material.
carton 1, folder 21

Combs, Tram 1961

Additional Note

Typescript copies of his poems collected under the title, but never mind.
carton 1, folder 22

Corso, Gregory 1965-1970 undated

Additional Note

Typescript copies of poems: "Immutable Moods;" "An American in Suspension;" "Geometric Poem of Egyptics and Else;" "Bomb;" and "Uccello;" photocopies of MS of original poem, "Elegaic Feelings American," and the version, "Spontaneous Requiem for an American," sent to Evergreen Review.
oversize 1A

Original MS: "The Last President," pasted on wrapping paper, folded. [Ferlinghetti's note on the envelope: "Gregory Corso original manuscript for Posters Fall-1969. Done at City Lights 1969."] 1969

carton 1, folder 23

Cossery, Albert undated

Additional Note

Proofs for title page and cover of Men God Forgot.
carton 1, folder 24

Dahlberg, Edward 1961

Additional Note

Printer's copy of preface of Bottom Dogs.
carton 1, folder 25

Daumal, RenÉ 1967, undated

carton 1, folder 26

Doyle, Kirby undated

Additional Note

Galleys for Angel Faint; typescript copy of poem, "Zahir"
carton 1, folder 27

Echeverria, Serge C. 1969

Additional Note

Typescript copy of poem, "One More Birthday"
carton 1, folder 28

Ecology Manifestos 1969-1972, undated

Additional Note

Copies of news letters of Earth Read-Out; printed statements from Ecology Action and other ecology-oriented groups.
carton 1, folder 29

Eluard, Paul 1948, undated

Additional Note

Mary Beach's translations of his political poems, with introduction by Claude Pelieu; printed edition of PoÈmes Politiques.
carton 1, folder 30

Eshleman, Clayton 1962-1963

Additional Note

Typescript copy of his translation of Pablo Neruda's poem, "Ode to Cesar Vallejo;" typescript copy of his short story, "The Rat."
carton 1, folder 31

Fainlight, Harry undated

Additional Note

Photocopy of typescript copy of London: A Book of Poems.
carton 1, folder 32

Fakir, Asoke undated

Additional Note

Typescript copies of translations of poems of Nazrul Islam and translations of Baul Songs.
carton 2, folder 1

Fenellosa, Ernest 1962-1964, undated

Additional Note

Page proofs of The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry; copy for the cover blurb; quotation for production by the Peninsula Lithograph Co.; cover by Ferlinghetti, from a drawing of Ezra Pound by Martinelli (not used).
carton 2, folder 2

Fowler, Gene 1969

Additional Note

Typed copy of his poem, "A Day in the Zapp"
carton 2, folder 3

Gallagher, Patrick 1966, undated

Additional Note

Typescript copy of poems, "Sauce for the Goose"
carton 2, folder 4

Genet, Jean 1964-1970, undated

Additional Note

Photocopy of typescript of his May Day Speech delivered 1970 at Yale University; photocopy of English translation of the speech with printer's copy of Allen Ginsberg's introduction and an appendix containing text not read in New Haven; typescript of "Love Song" translated into English by Mary Beach; mimeographed copy of "Un Chant d'Amour," translated by Frank O'Hara from Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts, No. 5, v. 6
carton 2, folder 5-7

Ginsberg, Allen 1970 undated

Additional Note

Dummy for cover of Howl; jacket blurb for Indian Journals; proofs for 2nd American offset printing of Planet News; typescript copies of poems, "Fragment 1957" and "Pentagon Exorcism;" photocopies and mimeographed reprints of poems appearing in various publications; mock-up for covers of Airplane Dreams; reproduction proof for Indian Journals and Kaddish; cover dummy for Ginsburg's Indian Journals
oversize 2A

Reproduction proofs for Allen Ginsburg's Kaddish [MISSING, 3/2005]

oversize 1, folder 3

Mock-up of ad for books by Allen Ginsberg BANC MSS 72/107 c

Scope and Content Note

Illustration of a star-spangled Allen Ginsberg with wings.
carton 2, folder 8

[Goodrow, Gary?] undated

carton 2, folder 9

Group 47 undated

Additional Note

Copies of German poems and other writings. Translated into English by Carl Weissner; photocopies of pages from books of contemporary German poetry containing works to be considered for the projected anthology.
carton 2, folder 10

Guest, Barbara 1966-1967, undated

Additional Note

Typescript copy of three poems
carton 2, folder 11

Hollo, Anselm 1962-1966, undated

Additional Note

Proofs for introduction for Red Cats; typescript copies of some of his own poems and poems translated by him, including poems by Andrei Voznessensky.
carton 2, folder 12

Horovitz, Michael 1966, undated

Additional Note

Poem, "Bank Holiday" (revised typescripts, two versions and his notes; poem, "Poetry for the People" (typescript); notes for a record sleeve.
carton 2, folder 13

Jasudowicz, Dennis 1965-1969, undated

Additional Note

Revised and corrected copy of Flea Street (City Lights Books, 1965) for second printing; MS of his play, The Brishits (typescript).
carton 2, folder 14

Joans, Ted 1962-1967

Additional Note

Revised typescript of poem, "Afrique Accidentale;" mimeographed copies of other poems.
carton 2, folder 15

Jodorowsky, Alexandro 1965, undated

Additional Note

MSS: translation of "Towards Ephemeral Panic or Removing the Theater from the Theater" into English; melodrame "Sacramentel de Alexandro Jodorowsky;" translation of "Panic Games" into English; and marked copy of "Juegos PÁnicos."
carton 2, folder 16

Johnson, Kay 1961-1968, undated

Additional Note

Galleys for Human Songs; MSS of poems (typescript; some with corrections and revisions).
carton 2, folder 17

Jouffroy, Alain 1965, undated

Additional Note

Photocopy of MS of "La PlongÉe."
carton 2, folder 18

Journal for the Protection of All Beings 1961-1963, undated

Additional Note

Copy for table of contents and introduction; mock-up for cover.
carton 2, folder 19

Kaufman, Bob 1959-1967, undated

Additional Note

Mock-up for cover of Golden Sardine; copy for jacket blurb; printer's copy of Golden Sardine; MS of portion of a novel-in-progress (revised typescript) published as Does the Secret Mind Whisper; printer's copy of The Abomunist Manifesto; printer's copy of Second April; MSS of poems and other writings.
carton 2, folder 20

Kerouac, Jack undated

Additional Note

MS for Pull my Daisy (Typescript, carbon); MS of "An Excerpt from "Paraphrase of the Diamond Sutra: The Diamond Cutter of the Act of Wisdom" (typescript).
carton 2, folder 21

Lebel, Jean-Jacques 1969, undated

Additional Note

Introduction to Little Sur Anthology (holograph); untitled MS about Berkeley (holograph).
carton 2, folder 22

Levine, Stephen 1968

Additional Note

Photocopy of MS of poem, "Navigations on a Journey to Deathrow."
carton 2, folder 23

Margolis, Morton 1960-1963, undated

Additional Note

MSS of poems, sketches, stories-some holograph, some typescript.
carton 2, folder 24

Marshall, Herbert 1941-1965, undated

Additional Note

MSS of translations of poems by Russian poets.
carton 2, folder 25

McClure, Michael 1963-1967, undated

Additional Note

Revised and corrected copy of Meat Science Essays for a 2nd edition; corrected page proofs for the 2nd edition; McClure's suggestions for cover blurb, preface and introduction; article, "Defense of Jayne Mansfield," clipped from Film Culture, with instructions to printer for reprint.
carton 2, folder 26

Meimaris, Spyros undated

Additional Note

MS of poem, "Factory Poem" (typescript, signed).
carton 2, folder 27

Merton, Thomas 1961, undated

Additional Note

MS of Original Child Bomb (typescript, carbon, corrected); mimeographed copy of "The Good Samaritan."
carton 2, folder 28

Montgomery, John 1965, undated

Additional Note

MSS of poems (typescript) and a short story; broadsides of two poems.
carton 2, folder 29

Moore, Daniel undated

Additional Note

Notes for jacket blurb for Dawn Visions; instructions to printer for setting Dawn Visions; MS of poem, "The Crosslegged Hut," with illustrations (holograph); MS of his translation of a poem by Artaud (typescript).
carton 2, folder 30

Ngoma, Florian Alphonse 1961-1964, undated

Additional Note

MSS of poems (typescript); English translations of some of his poems by Mary Beach.
carton 2, folder 31

Nichols, Robert undated

Additional Note

MS of poem, "The Man Who Sold Mahatma Ghandi Life Insurance" (typescript); corrected copy of Slow Newsreel of Man Riding Train.
carton 2, folder 32

O'Hara, Frank 1953-1964, undated

Additional Note

Page proofs for Lunch Poems; MSS of two poems, "How To Get There" and "Rhapsody" (typescript); mimeographed copy of poem, "In the Movies."
carton 2, folder 33

On the Barricades 1968, undated

Additional Note

Paste-up copy.
carton 2, folder 34

Orlovsky, Peter 1964

Additional Note

Copies of poems, printed and mimeographed.
carton 2, folder 35

Parra, Nicanor undated

Additional Note

Printer's copy and text for cover blurb for "The Vices of the Modern World;" MSS (typescript) of poems, including "The Individual's Soloquy" translated by Allen Ginsberg.
carton 2, folder 36

Patchen, Kenneth 1960

Additional Note

Page proofs for The Love Poems of Kenneth Patchen; text for cover blurb.
carton 2, folder 37-40

Pelieu, Claude 1964-1969 undated

Additional Note

MSS of poems, sketches, stories, etc.
oversize 1, folder 4

Photocopy of article "Moments littÉraires" Gazette de Lausanne, June 6, 1969. 1969 June 6

carton 3, folder 1

Perret, Christopher 1965, undated

Additional Note

MSS of poems, primarily typescript; one holograph copy, "There's More to this One Night..."
Box 15

10 Love Poems undated

carton 3, folder 2

Picasso, Pablo 1967, undated

Additional Note

Mimeographed copy of MS of his play, Desire Caught by the Tail; another version with title, Desire; typescript copy of Paul Blackburn's translation of Picasso's poem, "Hunk of Skin."
carton 3, folder 3

Plymell, Charles 1962-1966, undated

Additional Note

MSS of poems (typescript)
carton 3, folder 4

Pommy-Vega, Janine 1968

Additional Note

Page proofs for Poems to Fernando; photocopy of a corrected poem for inclusion.
carton 3, folder 5

Ponsot, Marie undated

Additional Note

MSS of poems (typescript; some with revisions).
carton 3, folder 6

PrÉvert, Jacques 1964

Additional Note

Text of Ferlinghetti's translator's note for Selections from Paroles, transferred to BANC MSS 90/30 c.
carton 3, folder 7

Ratcliffe, Michael undated

carton 3, folder 8

Ray, David undated

carton 3, folder 9

Ray, Debi undated

Additional Note

MS of a play (typescript); holograph and typescript copies of poems; MS of a short story (typescript).
carton 3, folder 19

Salamun, Tomaz undated

Additional Note

MSS of translations of his poems by Robar-Dorin.
carton 3, folder 11

Sirchuk, Mary 1964-1966, undated

Additional Note

MSS of poems (typescript).
carton 3, folder 12

Snyder, Gary 1963-1967, undated

Additional Note

MSS of two poems: "Maya" and "A Curse on the Men in Washington Pentagon."
carton 3, folder 13

Solomon, Carl W. 1960-1968, undated

Additional Note

Printer's copy and negative of photo for cover of More Mishaps.
carton 3, folder 14

Stock, Robert undated

carton 3, folder 15

Trachis, Carl 1965-1966, undated

Additional Note

MSS of short stories.
carton 3, folder 16

Watts, Alan Wilson 1959

Additional Note

Printer's copy of Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen.
carton 3, folder 17

Williams, William Carlos 1957

Additional Note

Williams prologue to reprint of Kora in Hell and text for preliminary pages.
carton 3, folder 18

Wilson, Colin 1969

Additional Note

Galleys for Poetry and Mysticism.
 

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Files Subseries 2.2:

Additional Note

Transferred to BANC MSS 90/30 c:
 

Personalia; biographical information; genealogical information; transcript of a taped interview with Paul Carroll for Harper's; statements made by Ferlinghetti, etc.

 

Miscellaneous letters written by Ferlinghetti. Most of the Ferlinghetti letters in the collection have been kept with the related incoming letters and are noted in the list of correspondents.

 

Writings - galleys, photocopies of MSS, etc.

 

Translations of Ferlinghetti material - tear sheets, clippings, pamphlets, etc.

 

Reviews and programs for plays written by Ferlinghetti; publication announcements; miscellaneous letters re permission for performance, etc.

 

Clippings and tear sheets of articles, poems, etc. written by Ferlinghetti

 

Papers re his real estate in Monterey and Marin Counties

 

Royalty statements, copyrights, income tax statements, miscellaneous financial papers

 

City Lights Bookstore and Publishing Administrative Files, 1953-1977. Subseries 2.3:

Arrangement

Arranged hierarchically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of administrative documents pertaining to the running of the bookstore and publishing of City Lights Books, including contracts, publicity, programs, and some general correspondence. Included here as well are papers and clippings pertaining to the Howl obscenity trial.
carton 3, folder 19

Lists of City Lights publications 1961-1977

carton 3, folder 20

Publicity: ads, press releases, flyers, radio scripts, etc. 1954-1969 undated

carton 3, folder 20

City Lights advertisement, San Francisco Chronicle, p. 34 1962 September 16 BANC MSS 72/107 c

Scope and Content Note

Advertisement headline: News from City Lights.
carton 3, folder 20

City Lights advertisement, San Francisco Chronicle, p. 22 1957 December 1 BANC MSS 72/107 c

Scope and Content Note

Ad text: We have all the books you can't find in the library.
carton 3, folder 21

Miscellaneous letters re advertising, 1953-1970: Primarily letters to and from publishing houses re advertising books in City Lights bookstore. 1953-1970

carton 3, folder 22

Letters and quotations from printing firms 1955-1970, undated

carton 3, folder 23

Papers regarding formation of copartnership with Peter Martin; notice of intent to sell; agreements; inventory papers; financial statements, etc. Some related correspondence. 1953-1966, undated

carton 3, folder 24

Reprint fees: miscellaneous letters, permission forms, statements, etc. 1964-1969, undated

carton 3, folder 25

Mailing: requests to be put on review lists; lists of reviewers; notes; addresses, etc. 1955-1970, undated

carton 3, folder 26

Contracts: sample contracts; copies of contracts 1954-1969, undated

 

Photographs: (Transferred to Pictorial collection)

Additional Note

Primarily photographs of the exterior of the bookstore. Most of the photographs of the authors represented in the collection have been removed and placed in the portrait collection.
carton 3, folder 27

Notes on foreign bookstores 1960-1961, undated

carton 3, folder 28

Notes on foreign poets; addresses, etc. 1948-1968, undated

carton 3, folder 29

Miscellaneous notes and addresses 1956-1964, undated

carton 3, folder 30

Forms used by City Lights Books undated

carton 3, folder 31

Programs for poetry readings; announcements of exhibits, etc. 1955-1968, undated

carton 3, folder 32

Poem postcards, ideas for 1958, undated

carton 3, folder 33

Miscellany 1956-1970, undated

 

Howl trial

carton 4, folder 1-2

Clippings and miscellaneous papers re Allen Ginsberg 1957-1969

oversize 3A

Article, "Battle of the Books is On." San Francisco Chronicle, August 17, 1957. 1957 August 17

carton 4, folder 3-6

Clippings, legal documents and miscellaneous papers relating to the Howl trial 1956-1965 undated

oversize 1, folder 5

Article, "Big Day for Bards at Bay," LIFE magazine 1957 September 9

oversize 1, folder 5

LIFE magazine cover 1957 September 9

Scope and Content Note

Cover to magazine that contains article, "Big Day for Bards at Bay."
 

Miscellaneous clippings

carton 4, folder 7

Clippings and miscellaneous items re Ezra Pound 1962-1965, undated

carton 4, folder 8

Clippings regarding writers' forum, University of ConcepciÓn, Chile [bulk missing, 02/25/05] 1960 January

 

Clippings, mainly regarding Ferlinghetti

Additional Note

Transferred to BANC MSS 90/30 c.
carton 4, folder 9-13

Clippings regarding the bookstore, various poets, City Lights publications, etc. 1953-1970, undated

oversize 4A

Kupferberg, Tuli. "Yiggers, Blonkies, & Crackers: Philosophies of Murder." San Francisco Express Times. 1968 May 2

oversize 1, folder 6

Article regarding Hemingway, "The Call of Danger," LIFE. 1961 July 14

oversize 1, folder 7

Article regarding Fidel Castro, "Cuba: Revolutionary Rags to Riches," The New York Times Magazine. 1974 December 1

carton 4, folder 14-15

Miscellaneous printed materials 1963-1969