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John Martin Collection of Charles Bukowski Periodicals: Finding Aid
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This collection contains periodicals and monographs with content written by or about California poet, novelist, and short-story writer Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) that were collected by Bukowski's long-time publisher and Black Sparrow Press founder, John Martin (born 1930). The collection contains 703 items from 255 periodicals and 37 monographs dating 1940 to 2003, with the bulk of items spanning from 1956 to 1979, that include poems, short stories, interviews, introductions, and excerpts by Bukowski, as well as some additional periodicals associated with Bukowski.
740 items in 54 boxes (Boxes 1-45 are drop-leaf document boxes, and Boxes 46-54 are flat-top boxes)
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