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The collection contains the personal records, correspondence, manuscripts, published works, photographs, and audio recordings of Pete Winslow, a surrealist poet associated with the Beat Generation. The collection also contains publications about him as well as the works of other writers who influenced or befriended him.
Dean H. (Pete) Winslow, Jr. (1934-1972) was a journalist and surrealist poet associated with the Beat Generation. Best known for his poetry, he also wrote essays, short stories, and novels. A Seattle native, he graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in journalism in 1956 and then another in English in 1958. He wrote for various newspapers in Washington and California from 1956 up until his death in 1972, starting at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and ending at the Livermore Independent . He had also served in the U.S. Army reserve from 1956 to 1966 and worked for the Parks Job Corps Center from 1965 to 1967.
5 cartons, 3 document cases (6.5 cubic feet)
Copyright has not been assigned to the San Francisco Public Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to Book Arts & Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Collection is open for research and is available for use during Book Arts & Special Collections hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Researchers may listen to the CD copies of audio recordings.