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Guide to the Louis Ginsberg Papers, 1920-1976
Special Collections M0951  
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    Title: Louis Ginsberg Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1976
    Collection number: Special Collections M0951
    Creator: Ginsberg, Louis

    Ginsberg, Allen
    Extent: 0.75 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language: English.

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    Publication Rights:

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    The material in this collection was sold to Stanford as part of M0733, the Allen Ginsberg Papers.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Louis Ginsberg Papers, M0951, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Louis Ginsberg (1896-1976) was a poet, English teacher, and socialist. His writings appeared in the New York Times and The New York Herald as well as several poetry anthologies, including Modern American and Modern British Poetry (ed. by Louis Untermeyer). Louis Ginsberg and his first wife Naomi had two sons, Eugene Brooks and Irwin Allen Ginsberg. Eugene Brooks became a successful lawyer and a poet in his own right. Ginsberg's youngest son, Allen Ginsberg, became a major literary figure as one of the founders of the Beat Generation. Ginsberg divorced his severely mentally ill first wife, Naomi, in the mid-1940's. In 1949, he married Edith Ginsberg with whom he spent the rest of his life.


    This collection contains typed manuscripts and photostats of typed drafts and published works by Louis Ginsberg. Also contains several letters between Louis Ginsberg and his son Allen Ginsberg regarding a joint publishing project.