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 2001. There is extensive correspondence with people involved in contemporary art and literature,
as well as materials related to Rothenberg's teaching career at the State University of New York, Binghamton and at UC San
Diego. Also documented is Rothenberg's involvement in festivals, conferences, and reading tours. A small group of personal
and family materials is included.
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.
82.6 Linear feet
(190 archives boxes, 6 card file boxes, 60 oversize folders)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Audiocassettes recordings throughout the collection are restricted. Patrons must request user copies be produced.