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Bob Perelman Papers
MSS 740  
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Description
Papers of American poet Bob Perelman, documenting his career as a poet, professor, literary critic, and one of the founders of the Language poetry movement on the West Coast. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, teaching materials, conference materials, interviews, ephemera, audio recordings, notebooks, and photographs from 1964-2012.
Background
Robert Lawrence Perelman was born on December 2, 1947 in Youngstown, Ohio to Mark and Evelyn Perelman. An aspiring musician, he studied at Interlochen and then entered the University of Rochester as a music major before transferring to the University of Michigan's classics department in 1966. In 1969, Perelman was awarded a Bachelor of Arts by the University of Michigan, followed by a Master of Arts for classical studies in 1970 and a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1972. He held various teaching positions in Iowa and New England, and was cofounder and editor of Hills magazine, which continued publication through 1983.
Extent
11.6 Linear feet (28.5 archives boxes, 1 flat box, 3 map case folders)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Audiocassettes in boxes 11 & 24 are restricted. Researchers must request user copies be produced.