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Finding Aid for the Lawrence Lipton papers, 1940-1965
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  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Items Removed from Collection
  • Related Oral History

  • Title: Lawrence Lipton papers
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1965
    Collection number: 819
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4 linear ft. (8 boxes)
    Date: 1940-1965
    Abstract: Lawrence Lipton (1898-1975) is known for his participation in the Beat experience in Venice, California. He wrote many books and various magazine articles. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and galley proofs related to Lipton's career as a writer.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: Lipton, Lawrence, 1898-1975

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Lawrence Lipton, purchase.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lawrence Lipton Papers (Collection 819). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221009 


    Lipton was born in October 1898 in Lód, Poland and came to the United States in 1903; he tried several careers during his life including graphic artist, journalist, and publicity director; married three times, he co-authored several mystery fiction books with his second wife, Georgiana Randolph, under the pseudonym, Craig Rice; Lipton is known for his participation in the Beat experience in Venice, California; published books include: Brother, the Laugh Is Bitter (1942), In Secret Battle (1944), Rainbow at Midnight (1955), The Holy Barbarians (1959), The Erotic Revolution: An Affirmative View of the New Morality (1965), Bruno in Venice West & Other Poems (1976); he also wrote various magazine articles; he died July 9, 1975.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of material related to Lipton's career as a writer. Includes correspondence, manuscripts, and galley proofs. The majority of correspondence relates to Lipton's writing and includes correspondence with Kenneth Rexroth. Manuscript material includes 3 drafts of Lipton's book, The Holy Barbarians, as well as the work of other writers.

    Items Removed from Collection

    Pacifica. New Poetry from the West Coast. vol.1. San Francisco. Inferno Press. April 1954. Accompanied by printed text. 1 album (2 sides). 33 rpm.
    Selections read by the poets:
    • Lawrence Lipton.
    • William Pillin.
    • James Boyer May.
    • Leslie Woolf Hedley.
    • Richard Wirtz Emerson.
    • James Schevill.

    Related Oral History

    The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Lipton, Lawrence, 1898-1975--Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.