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Papers of Charles Bernstein, writer, editor, librettist, educator, and publisher, who is most often associated with L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, a journal (1978-1982) Bernstein co-edited with Bruce Andrews. The papers include correspondence with writers, artists, publishers and friends; manuscript drafts and production materials for his collected works; notebooks and journals (1971-1994); editorial work; and uncollected poem drafts and working papers.The papers also contain correspondence and drafts for music theater projects, book reviews of his published work, critical essays on Bernstein, teaching materials, conference planning materials, and spoken word audio recording of readings and lectures, as well as several videotapes.
Charles Kegel Bernstein was born on April 4, 1950, in New York City. As a student at the Bronx High School of Science, Bernstein edited and wrote for the school newspaper, Science Survey, and was active in his synogogue's youth group. Before entering Harvard University in 1968, Bernstein met visual artist Susan Bee, whom he would later marry and with whom he occasionally collaborates.
50 Linear feet (129 archives boxes, 5 card file boxes and 5 oversize folders)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Letters of recommendation located in Box 31, Folder 14 are restricted until 2025. Original media formats are restricted. Viewing/listening copies are available for researchers.