Papers of Armand Schwerner, poet, performance artist, musician, translator, editor and professor of literature. The papers
contain correspondence, drafts of published and unpublished poetry and prose, journals, notes, translations, reviews and editorial
work. Schwerner's readings and performances are represented by flyers, text, photographs, and audio and videorecordings. Also
included are drafts of writings of others and subject files related his interest in Buddhism, and various biographical documents.
Armand Schwerner was born on May 11, 1927, in Antwerp, Belgium. His family immigrated to the United States in the mid-1930s,
and settled in New York City. He attended Cornell University, where he published his first poems in the Cornell Review. Schwerner then attended Columbia University, earning a B.A. in 1950 and a M.A. in 1964. In 1964 he began teaching English
at Staten Island Community College.
35 Linear feet
(74 archives boxes, 12 card file boxes, 2 flat boxes, and 6 oversize folders)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Original films and recordings are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced. Extremely brittle documents
have been photocopied for preservation. The original documents are restricted due to fragility; researchers may use the photocopies
located in the collection.