Fonds MsA 5 - Michael McClure fonds

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Michael McClure fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Photographic material
  • Sound recording
  • Moving images

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MsA 5

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  • 1955-1998 (Creation)
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    McClure, Michael

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ca. 40 m of textual records and other material

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(1926-)

Biographical history

Michael McClure was born in Kansas and educated there and in Arizona and California. He is author of numerous books of poems and plays, including "The Beard". He is one of the best-known poets and playwrights of the so-called "Beat Generation". He began teaching at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in 1962, and has since risen to the rank of Professor.

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The fonds consists of manuscripts and typescripts, clippings and reviews, notebooks, correspondence with friends and associates, galley and proofs, broadsides and cards by McClure, anthologies and magazines containing items by and about McClure, conference material, tape recordings, photographs, film and ephemera. Film is the only remaining print of Andy Warhol's unauthorized version of "The Beard" (1966). Correspondents include Richard Brautigan, Robert Creeley, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Bruce Conner, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen.

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Published

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Full

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Created May 16, 2014, LZ

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  • English

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