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Jim Thurber papers, 1965-2018.
BANC MSS 2019/191 box 1; BANC MSS 2019/191 box 2; BANC MSS 2019/191
Collection Overview

Title:

Jim Thurber papers, 1965-2018

Creator/Contributor:

Thurber, Jim, 1942-2017, creator, creator.

Abstract:

Contains the journals, poems, correspondence, etc. of street poet Jim Thurber.

Date:

1965 (issued)

Subject:

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Thurber, Jim -- 1942-2017 -- Archives
Thurber, Jim -- 1942-2017 -- Diaries
Poets, American
Street poetry, American

Note:

Jim Thurber papers, BANC MSS 2019/191, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Jim Thurber (born January 15, 1942 in Cleveland, Ohio; died 2017) was an American street poet. He grew up in the mixed farming/light industry area of the Spokane Valley east of Spokane. His formative years were spent in a children's home located on a large farm. After high school and a few semesters at a local college he took off for San Francisco and enrolled in San Francisco State in English and Creative Writing. He opted out of San Francisco State in favor of writing "street poetry" participating in many local readings and contributing poems to local mimegraphed poetry publications. He then moved to Oregon where he retired as a postmaster in Lakeside, Oregon.
In English.
Transferred from University of California, Santa Cruz.

Type:

Manuscripts for publication.
Poems-20th century.

Physical Description:

print
0.8 (2

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2019/191 box 1
BANC MSS 2019/191 box 2
BANC MSS 2019/191

Origin:

California