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  • Administrative Information
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  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gerard Malanga Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1963-1979
    Collection number: 2032
    Creator: Malanga, Gerard
    Extent: 30 boxes (15 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Gerard Joseph Malanga (1943- ) was a cinematographer, executive producer, casting director, and actor in Andy Warhol Films (1963-70), had several one-man photographic exhibitions, and was a poet. The collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, periodicals, books, subject files, photographs, posters, and ephemera.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gerard Malanga Papers (Collection 2032). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233353 

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gerard Malanga, purchase, 1973-79.


    Gerard Joseph Malanga was born on March 20, 1943 in New York City; attended University of Cincinnati, 1960-61, and New School for Social Research, 1961-63; BA, Wagner College, 1964; attended Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1972; manuscript collector for Harris Poetry Collection, Brown University, 1961; cinematographer, executive producer, casting director, and actor, Andy Warhol Films, 1963-70; had several one-man photographic exhibitions; won Avant-Garde Poetry Prize from Gorham Book Mart, 1961; published works include Incarnations: poems (1974), This will kill that (1978), and Autobiography of a sex thief (1984).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, periodicals, books, subject files, photographs, posters, and ephemera of poet and photographer Gerard Malanga. Correspondents include Imogen Cunningham, Allen Ginsberg, and Aram Saroyan.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    • Correspondence (Boxes 1-3).
    • Ephemera (Boxes 4,30).
    • Manuscripts (Boxes 4-11,15,28).
    • Books (Box 10).
    • Periodicals (Boxes 10-11).
    • Subject files (Boxes 19-25).
    • Material related to Little Caesar and Coldspring journal (Box 27).
    • Manuscripts by others (Box 30).
    • Photographs and posters (Box 31, oversize).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.


    Malanga, Gerard--Archives.
    Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Photographers--United States--Archival resources.
    Cinematographers--United States--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts for publication.