This collection contains periodicals and monographs with content written by or about California poet, novelist, and short-story
writer Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) that were collected by
Bukowski's long-time publisher and Black Sparrow Press founder, John Martin (born 1930). The collection contains 703 items
from 255 periodicals and 37 monographs dating 1940 to 2003, with the bulk of items spanning from
1956 to 1979, that include poems, short stories, interviews, introductions, and excerpts by Bukowski, as well as some additional
periodicals associated with Bukowski.
740 items in 54 boxes (Boxes 1-45 are drop-leaf document boxes, and Boxes 46-54 are flat-top boxes)
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office
of the Library Director.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to
include or imply permission of the
copyright holder, which must also be obtained. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information
The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information,
please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.