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Guide to the Arthur and Kit Knight Beat Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Other Sources of Information

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Arthur and Kit Knight Beat Collection,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1971-1984
    Collection Number: Mss 205
    Creator: Knight, Arthur Winfield, 1937-
    Extent: .4 linear feet (1 document box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Arthur and Kit Knight Beat Collection. Mss 205. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2003.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Arthur and Kit Knight Beat Collection is comprised of manuscript material, photographs, magazines, booklets and ephemera relating to the Beats and Beat History. Most of the items in the collection are publications issued and edited by the Knights. Arthur and Kit Knight have independently published numerous poems and works of fiction. Together they have edited eight volumes dealing with the Beat Generation, including Kerouac and the Beats (1988), The Beat Vision (1987), and Beat Angels (1982). Unless otherwise indicated, "signed" refers to either Arthur or Kit Knight or both.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Knight, Arthur Winfield, 1937-
    Knight, Kit

    Other Sources of Information

    Works by and about many of the principal figures listed in the collection may be found by searching Pegasus, the UCSB Library's online catalog. Many of the works by the Knights on the Beats can also be found in Special Collections.
    The Dharma Beat Links page provides links to many sites associated with the Beat Movement and particular authors: http://members.aol.com/kerouaczin/links.html
    Further information on the Knights may be found at their website: http://www.geocities.com/athens/forum/2188/aboutus.html
    "In the Kerouac Archive" by Douglas Brinkeley provides a useful short introduction to the Beats with particular reference to Jack Kerouac: http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/98nov/kerouac.htm