Guide to the Thom Gunn - Mike Kitay papers M2559

Gurudarshan Khalsa
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford 94305-6064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Thom Gunn - Mike Kitay papers
source: Locus Solus Rare Books
Creator: Gunn, Thom
Identifier/Call Number: M2559
Physical Description: 2.0 Linear Feet (2 MSBs and 1 flat box)
Date (inclusive): 1938, 1949-2018

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual and computer media are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], Thom Gunn - Mike Kitay papers (M2559). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Content Description

The material in this collection includes correspondence, documents, photos, newspaper clippings, notebooks and other materials documenting the life and work of poet Thom Gunn. There is also included some materials of Gunn's partner Mike Kitay.

Conditions Governing Use

While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Gay communities -- San Francisco Bay Area
Poetry, modern -- 20th. century.
Locus Solus Rare Books

Box 1, Folder 1

Passports and other documents 1959-2003

Box 1, Folder 2

Birth certificates, name change application, will, school certificates, and other documents 1949-1998

Box 1, Folder 3

Address book

Box 1, Folder 4

General notebook for a third millenium

Box 1, Folder 5

Postcards from Thom Gunn to Mike Kitay 1974-2002

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence (1 of 2) 1953-2000

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence (2 of 2) 1953-2000

Box 1, Folder 8

Mike Kitay correspondence 2005-2009

Box 1, Folder 9


Box 1, Folder 10

Thom Gunn's poems and book covers for The Passages of Joy and Boss Cupid

Box 2, Folder 1


Box 2, Folder 2

Thom Gunn reviews, mentions, etc. 1952-1998

Box 2, Folder 3

Thom Gunn interviews, reviews, mentions, etc. 2003-2018

Box 2, Folder 4

Reviews, articles, and essays 2005-2010

Box 2, Folder 5

Obituaries and biographies 2003-2004

Box 2, Folder 6

Condolence letters 2004

Box 2, Folder 7

Poems by Charlie Hinkle 1988

Box 2, Folder 8

London Magazine (Vol. 1, No. 4 and Vol. 17, No. 6) 1954, 1977

Box 2, Folder 9

The Poet's Tongue by W.H. Auden and John Garrett 1938

Box 2, Folder 10

Mike Kitay's poem

Box 2, Folder 11

Thom Gunn memorial, Berkeley Library - audiocassette 2005

Box 2, Folder 12

Marching song - DVD

Box 3

Newspapers 1977-1978

Box 3

Thom Gunn: A symposium posters 2016

Box 3

San Francisco Frontiers Newsmagazine 1996

Box 3


Box 3

Thom Gunn printed poems

Box 3

Thom Gunn readings posters 1968-1990

Box 3

Thom Gunn memorial book 2005