Guide to the Gregory Corso Papers, 1980-1991

Processed by Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Steven Mandeville-Gamble
Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
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Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Gregory Corso Papers, 1980-1991

Collection number: M0877

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
1997
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 1998 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gregory Corso Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1980-1991
Collection number: Special Collections M0877
Creator: Corso, Gregory.
Extent: 1.5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Purchased, 1996.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Gregory Corso Papers, M0877, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Content

The Gregory Corso Archive includes manuscript notebooks, published materials and personal and professional ephemera of Gregory Corso. They are housed in 3 document boxes and occupy 1.5 linear feet. The materials are arranged in the following series:
  • Manuscript notebooks
  • Publications
  • Ephemera, letters and photographs
The collection covers Corso's work in the 1980s and early 1990s, including both manuscript notebooks and published works. The ephemera includes professional and personal correspondence with Allen Ginsberg as well as materials documenting Corso's public appearances and professional collaborations. The ephemera series also includes photographs of Corso. Most of the items in the collection are signed.

Access Terms

Coppola, Francis Ford.
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969.
American literature--20th century.


Container List

 

Series I. Manuscript notebooks

Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft.
Box 1, Folder 1

Manuscript notebook, 1982

Box 1, Folder 2

Manuscript notebook, c. 1987-1990

Box 1, Folder 3

Manuscript notebook, 1988. NYC.

Box 1, Folder 4

Manuscript notebook, 1988.Rome, Italy.

Box 1, Folder 5

Manuscript notebook, 1988. Italy.

Box 1, Folder 6

Manuscript notebook, 1988. NYC.

Box 1, Folder 7

Manuscript notebook, 1988-1990.

Box 1, Folder 8

Manuscript notebook, 1989. Paris.

Box 1, Folder 9

Manuscript notebook, 1989. Rome, Italy.

Box 1, Folder 10

Manuscript notebook, 1990. NYC.

Box 2, Folder 1

Manuscript notebook, 1990. NYC.

Box 2, Folder 2

Manuscript notebook, April 1992.

Box 2, Folder 3

Manuscript notebook, Jan.- April 1992.

Box 2, Folder 4

Manuscript notebook, n.d.

Box 2, Folder 5

Manuscript notebook, n.d.

Oversize Box 3, Folder 1

Manuscript notebook, 1985-1989.

Oversize Box 3, Folder 2

Manuscript notebook, 1987-1988. Rome and Cherry Valley, NY.

Oversize Box 3, Folder 3

Manuscript notebook, 1988.

Oversize Box 3, Folder 4

Manuscript notebook, 1989. Yellow legal pad. Includes cover art for Mindfield.

Oversize Box 3, Folder 5

Manuscript notebook, 1989-1990.

Oversize Box 3, Folder 6

Manuscript notebook, n.d.

Oversize Box 3, Folder 7

240 pages of manuscript poems and drawings.

 

Series II. Publications

Physical Description: .5 linear ft.
Box 2, Folder 6

Bombay Gin. No. 4, Summer-Fall 1977. Boulder, CO: Naropa Institute. Literary magazine. Cover photo of Corso.

Box 2, Folder 7

The Riverside Interviews 3: Gregory Corso. Ed. by Gavin Selerie with essays by Jim Burns and Michael Horovitz. London: Binnacle Press, 1982.

Box 2, Folder 8

Gregory Corso. Hitting the Big 5-0. NY: Catchword Papers, 1983. Signed copy.

Box 2, Folder 9

Gregory Corso. The Happy Birthday of Death. With "Bomb" as foldout. NY: New Directions , 1960.

Box 2, Folder 10

Gregory Corso. The American Express. Paris: Olympia Press, 1961. The Traveler's Companion Series, no. 85. First edition. Signed copy.

Box 2, Folder 11

Gregory Corso. The Japanese Notebook Ox. Unmuzzled Ox, nos. 8/9, 1974. Signed copy, only edition published 1974.

Box 2, Folder 12

Gregory Corso. Mindfield, new & selected poems. NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1989.

Box 2, Folder 13

Gregory Corso. Mindfield, new & selected poems. Uncorrected proofs for review. NY: Thunder's Mouth Press. Signed copy.

 

Series III. Ephemera, letters and photographs

Physical Description: .5 linear ft.
Oversize Box 3, Folder 8

8 photographs. Includes: signed photograph of Corso and Allen Ginsberg in fully nude frontal pose; 3 signed photographs taken early 1980s; photograph taken by Francis Ford Coppola for Godfather III, signed by Corso and Coppola.

Oversize Box 3, Folder 9

Manuscript letters and ephemera. Includes:

 

4 autograph postcards from Allen Ginsberg, 1990-1991.

 

1 autograph note, Ginsberg to Corso, 1991.

 

Typed manuscript by Corso. 2 pages. Introduction to Dr. Sax by Kerouac. All writing and signatures by Corso. 1991.

 

2 page autograph letter, Ginsberg to Corso, thanking him for introduction to photos.

Oversize Box 3, Folder 10

1 page autograph letter by Ginsberg to "Steven," his music consultant, about his book.

Oversize Box 3, Folder 11

Printed broadside. "Freedom and the Poet's Responsibility to Society." Signed by Ginsberg.

Oversize Box 3, Folder 12

"Bomba, bomb." Typed copy of "Bomb" in English and Italian. Signed.

Oversize Box 3, Folder 13

Typed copy of "Meditation for Gregory Corso." Flyer for "Lowell Celebrates Kerouac 1989" - Corso and Diane DiPrima give poetry reading.