Guide to the Louis Ginsberg Papers, 1920-1976

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Department of Special Collections
Green Library
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305-6004
Phone: (650) 725-1022
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
© 1997
The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Louis Ginsberg Papers, 1920-1976

Collection number: M0951

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:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
Date Completed:
1997 Nov. 25
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 1997 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Louis Ginsberg Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1920-1976
Collection number: Special Collections M0951
Creator: Ginsberg, Louis

Ginsberg, Allen
Extent: 0.75 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:

The material in this collection was sold to Stanford as part of M0733, the Allen Ginsberg Papers.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Louis Ginsberg Papers, M0951, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

BIOGRAPHY

Louis Ginsberg (1896-1976) was a poet, English teacher, and socialist. His writings appeared in the New York Times and The New York Herald as well as several poetry anthologies, including Modern American and Modern British Poetry (ed. by Louis Untermeyer). Louis Ginsberg and his first wife Naomi had two sons, Eugene Brooks and Irwin Allen Ginsberg. Eugene Brooks became a successful lawyer and a poet in his own right. Ginsberg's youngest son, Allen Ginsberg, became a major literary figure as one of the founders of the Beat Generation. Ginsberg divorced his severely mentally ill first wife, Naomi, in the mid-1940's. In 1949, he married Edith Ginsberg with whom he spent the rest of his life.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection contains typed manuscripts and photostats of typed drafts and published works by Louis Ginsberg. Also contains several letters between Louis Ginsberg and his son Allen Ginsberg regarding a joint publishing project.

CONTAINER LIST

Box 1, Folder 1

Attic of the past. Boston : Small, Maynard, & Co., ca. 1920

Box 1, Folder 2

Collected poems project

Box 1, Folder 3

The everlasting minute and other poems. New York : Liveright Publishing, ca. 1937

Box 1, Folder 4

Magic Fountain : a novel, tms (photocopy). pp. 1-100 n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

Magic Fountain : a novel, tms (photocopy). pp. 101-170 n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Magic Fountain : a novel, tms (photocopy). pp. 171-222 n.d.

Box 1, Folder 7

Morning in Spring. New York : William Morrow & Co., ca. 1970

Box 1, Folder 8

Nothing else but a rhyme, clipping, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 9

Our times : a book of poems, tms. [1 of 2] ca. 1976

Box 1, Folder 10

Our times : a book of poems, tms. [2 of 2] ca. 1976

Box 1, Folder 11

Our times, tms, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 12

Paterson's principal poet, tms. Introduction by Eugene Brooks n.d.

Box 1, Folder 13

Poems by the Ginsbergs, ams with some tms, n.d. |

Box 2, Folder 1

Miscellaneous poems, tms. [1 of 6] n.d.

Box 2, Folder 2

Miscellaneous poems, tms. [2 of 6] n.d.

Box 2, Folder 3

Miscellaneous poems, tms. [3 of 6] n.d.

Box 2, Folder 4

Miscellaneous poems, tms. [4 of 6] n.d.

Box 2, Folder 5

Miscellaneous poems, tms. [5 of 6] n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6

Miscellaneous poems, tms. [6 of 6] n.d.

Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence with William Walling, Rutgers University 1972-1973

Box 2, Folder 8

Rutgers University 1974

Box 2, Folder 9

O-Pun mind / by Louis Ginsberg. Weekly column 1972-1974

Box 2, Folder 8

Reviews 1970-1973

Box 2, Folder 8

Clippings 1971-1974