S.A. Griffin is a poet, performance
artist, publisher, and actor with deep roots in the Los Angeles poetry and punk scenes
beginning in the 1980s. The collection contains monographs, serials, manuscripts,
correspondence, ephemera, audiovisual material, artwork, and memorabilia reflective of
Griffin's extensive connections to Los Angeles poets and performance, including the Venice
West Beat scene. The collection also includes the papers of fellow poet Scott
S.A. Griffin (Steven Allan Griffin), born March 16, 1954, is a poet, performance artist,
publisher, and actor. After graduating from high school in 1972, Griffin voluntarily entered
the United States Air Force as an administration specialist and was honorably discharged in
1976. In 1978, Griffin relocated to Los Angeles from San Francisco with a scholarship to
attend the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Workshop. Griffin's awards for his work on stage
and on camera include a Dramalogue Award and a Kari Award.
189.2 Linear Feet
(276 document boxes, 5 half document boxes, 6 record storage
cartons, 12 flat boxes, 19 oversize flat boxes, 9 scrapbook boxes, 5 tubes, and 15 other
disparate oversize items)
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other rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the
responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not
hold the copyright.
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