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Jerome Rothenberg Papers
MSS 10  
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Description
Papers of Jerome Rothenberg, American poet, performance artist, editor, translator, and teacher. The papers document Rothenberg's writing and editorial career. Although the collection contains some materials from earlier periods, the bulk of the papers date from the late 1960s through the early 2000s. There is extensive correspondence with people involved in contemporary art and literature, as well as materials related to Rothenberg's teaching career at both the State University of New York, Binghamton and at UCSD. Also documented is Rothenberg's involvement in festivals, conferences, and domestic and international reading tours. A small group of personal and family materials is included.
Background
Jerome Rothenberg was born in New York City in 1931, the son of Morris and Estelle Lichtenstien Rothenberg. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1952 and the following year received a Master's Degree in Literature from the University of Michigan. He spent the years 1953-1955 in the U.S. Army, stationed in Mainz, Germany, and returned for further graduate studies at Columbia University from 1956 to 1959.
Extent
82.6 Linear feet (190 archives boxes, 6 card file boxes, 60 oversize folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Audiocassettes recordings throughout the collection are restricted. Patrons must request user copies be produced.