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Lenore Kandel papers, 1953-2010.
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Lenore Kandel papers, 1953-2010
Buzoku the tribes


Kandel, Lenore., creator, creator.


Kandel, Lenore, performer.


Di Prima, Diane, performer.


Branaman, Robert R., correspondent.


Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997, correspondent.


Contains correspondence, poetry, publications, interviews, clippings, drafts, etc. concerning the career and works of Lenore Kandel. A portion of the material is related to her groundbreaking book of poetry, The Love Book, including galley proofs and the corresponding publicity around it. Includes numerous small press publications of poetry and newspapers in which Kandel is the author or a contributor. Includes poems and correspondence from poets, publishers, and organizations seeking permission to use her works. Correspondents include Allen Ginsberg and an illustrated letter from cartoonist Robert R. Branaman. Also includes material on the Hell's Angels and a photograph of her husband, Billy Fritsch, who was a member. Also includes one audiocassete recording of a poetry performance by Kandel and Diane di Prima.


1953 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-us---
Women poets, American -- California
Poets, American -- California
Erotic poetry, American
Erotic literature, American
Counterculture -- California -- San Francisco
Beats (Persons) -- California -- San Francisco
Publishers and publishing -- Correspondence
Authors and publishers -- Correspondence
Small presses -- United States
Small presses -- California
Poétesses américaines -- Californie
Poètes américains -- Californie
Littérature érotique américaine
Contre-culture -- Californie -- San Francisco
Beatniks -- Californie -- San Francisco
Écrivains et éditeurs -- Correspondance
Petites maisons d'édition -- États-Unis
Petites maisons d'édition -- Californie
Authors and publishers
Beats (Persons)
Erotic literature, American
Erotic poetry, American
Poets, American
Publishers and publishing
Small presses
Women poets, American
California -- San Francisco
United States
Hell's Angels.
Hell's Angels.
Kandel, Lenore -- Archives
Kandel, Lenore -- Correspondence
Kandel, Lenore -- Pictorial works
Kandel, Lenore
Kandel, Lenore


Purchase from Andover Street Archives; 2016.
Selected books and serials have been transferred to the Print Collections of The Bancroft Library.
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2017.044).
Lenore Kandel (born January 14, 1932 in New York City; died October 18, 2009 in San Francisco, California) was an American poet, affiliated with the Beat Generation and Hippie counterculture. Her work was performed in the Broadway play, Oh, Calcutta!, and Kandel also performed a poem for the filming of The Last Waltz that was not used in the final cut.
Lenore Kandel papers, BANC MSS 2017/141, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English.


manuscripts for publication.
Pictorial works.
Personal correspondence.
Poems-California-20th century.
Poems-California-21st century.

Physical Description:

1.7 (1 1 1 oversize folder).