Finding Aid for the Lawrence Lipton papers, 1940-1965

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Title: Lawrence Lipton papers
Date (inclusive): 1940-1965
Collection number: 819
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4 linear ft. (8 boxes)
Date: 1940-1965
Abstract: Lawrence Lipton (1898-1975) is known for his participation in the Beat experience in Venice, California. He wrote many books and various magazine articles. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and galley proofs related to Lipton's career as a writer.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Lipton, Lawrence, 1898-1975

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Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Lawrence Lipton, purchase.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lawrence Lipton Papers (Collection 819). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221009 

Biography

Lipton was born in October 1898 in Lód, Poland and came to the United States in 1903; he tried several careers during his life including graphic artist, journalist, and publicity director; married three times, he co-authored several mystery fiction books with his second wife, Georgiana Randolph, under the pseudonym, Craig Rice; Lipton is known for his participation in the Beat experience in Venice, California; published books include: Brother, the Laugh Is Bitter (1942), In Secret Battle (1944), Rainbow at Midnight (1955), The Holy Barbarians (1959), The Erotic Revolution: An Affirmative View of the New Morality (1965), Bruno in Venice West & Other Poems (1976); he also wrote various magazine articles; he died July 9, 1975.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of material related to Lipton's career as a writer. Includes correspondence, manuscripts, and galley proofs. The majority of correspondence relates to Lipton's writing and includes correspondence with Kenneth Rexroth. Manuscript material includes 3 drafts of Lipton's book, The Holy Barbarians, as well as the work of other writers.

Items Removed from Collection

Pacifica. New Poetry from the West Coast. vol.1. San Francisco. Inferno Press. April 1954. Accompanied by printed text. 1 album (2 sides). 33 rpm.
Selections read by the poets:
  • Lawrence Lipton.
  • William Pillin.
  • James Boyer May.
  • Leslie Woolf Hedley.
  • Richard Wirtz Emerson.
  • James Schevill.

Related Oral History

The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lipton, Lawrence, 1898-1975--Archives.
Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.

Container List

Boxes [1-2]

General Correspondence with Editors, Critics, Publishers, and Other Writers. 1940-54.

Abstract: Includes many carbons of Lipton's letters. Alphabetical order.
Box 1, Folder 1

A-C.

Physical Description: 81 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with Ben Abramson, Louis Adamic, The American Magazine, Robert D. Andrews, Bobbs-Merrill, Arna Bontemps, Lewis Browne, Struthers Burt, Norman Cousins, Malcolm Cowley, the Committee for a Jewish Army.
Box 1, Folder 2

Appleton-Century, publishers.

Physical Description: 74 items.
Box 1, Folder 3

D-H.

Physical Description: 71 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Linda Darnell, Wallace Deuel, Doubleday & Company, Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe, James T. Farrell, Lion Feuchtwanger, Jerome Frank, Ben Hecht, Stanley High, Karen Horney.
Box 1, Folder 4

Harper & Brothers, publishers, Concerning publication of Lipton's first novel, Brother, the Laugh Was Bitter. 1940-43.

Physical Description: 140 items.
Box 1, Folder 5

I-R.

Physical Description: 102 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Christopher Isherwood, Max Lerner, Sinclair Lewis, Emil Ludwig, Thomas Mann, Reinhold Niebuhr, Sterling North, Random House.
Box 1, Folder 6

Lucy Kroll, literary agent,. 1952-53.

Physical Description: 35 items.
Box 1, Folder 7

John Lehman, the London Magazine. 1955-56.

Physical Description: 26 items.
Box 1, Folder 8

Jack Lewis, literary agent,. 1950-56.

Physical Description: 61 items.
Box 2, Folder 1

S-Z.

Physical Description: 65 items.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Simon & Schuster, Upton Sinclair, A.C. Spectorsky, William Targ, Wendell Willkie, Vanguard Press, Pierre Van Paassen, World Publishing Company.
Box 2, Folder 2

Craig Rice,. 1951-53.

Physical Description: 49 items.
Box 2, Folder 3

Ann Watkins, literary agent, Concerning Brother, the Laugh Was Bitter. 1940-45.

Physical Description: 125 items.
Box 2, Folder 4

Miscellaneous correspondence (signed by first name only). v.d.

Physical Description: 13 items.
Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence with Kenneth Rexroth,. 1952-53.

Physical Description: 69 items.
Box 2, Folder 6

Correspondence with Kenneth Rexroth, continued. 1954-58.

Physical Description: 71 items.
Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence with Kenneth Rexroth, continued. n.d.

Physical Description: 5 items.
 

Manuscripts, Galley Proofs and Recordings of Lawrence Lipton.

Box 3

The Holy Barbarians. Venice, California, First draft (containing passages deleted in the author's original manuscript) and printer's manuscript. 1958-59.

Box 4

The Holy Barbarians. Venice, California, Author's original manuscript. 1958-59.

Box 4

Rainbow at Midnight, Francestown, New Hampshire, Golden Quill Press. 1955.

Physical Description: One set of galleys.
Box 4

The New Nonconformism, The Nation. November 5, 1955.

Physical Description: One set of galleys.
Box 4

A Voyeur's View of the Wild Side, The Chicago Review. Winter. 1957.

Physical Description: One set of galleys.
Box 4

45 Murderers by Craig Rice (and Lawrence Lipton). New York: Simon & Schuster. 1959.

Physical Description: One set of galleys.
Box 4

Lipton, Lawrence, 1898- . Lecture given to the UCLA Library Staff Association. Los Angeles. January 17, 1963.

Physical Description: 1 reel (7 inch) tape recording.
Box 6

Lipton, Lawrence. The Holy Barbarians. n.p., Uncorrected galley proofs. Chapters 1-4. n.d.

Physical Description: 70 leaves. 62.5 cm.
Box 6

Lipton, Lawrence. The Holy Barbarians. n.p., Uncorrected galley proofs. Chapters 5-9. n.d.

Physical Description: 56 leaves. 62.5 cm.
Box 6

Lipton, Lawrence. The Holy Barbarians. n.p., Uncorrected galley proofs. Chapters 10 through the end. n.d.

Physical Description: 68 leaves. 62.5 cm.
Box 7

Lipton, Lawrence. Because I Was Flesh. n.p., First draft screenplay. 1960.

Physical Description: 276 leaves. Typescript (carbon). Bound in black spring-binder.
Box 7

Lipton, Lawrence. Miscellaneous manuscripts. n.p. n.d.

Physical Description: 47 leaves. Typescript with holograph corrections (carbon).
Box 7

Lipton, Lawrence. Love Walked Naked Once. n.p., First draft screenplay. Based on the forthcoming novel. 1960.

Physical Description: 184 leaves. Typescript (carbon). Bound in black notebook.

Alternate titles:

Trumpets in the Morning, Because I Was Flesh, or Wild Is the Fruit of Love.
Box 7

Lipton, Lawrence. Love Walked Naked Once. n.p., First draft screenplay. Based on the forthcoming novel. 1960.

Physical Description: 184 leaves. Typescript. Bound in black notebook.

General note

Alternate titles: Trumpets in the Morning, Because I Was Flesh, or Wild Is the Fruit of Love.
Box 8

Lipton, Lawrence. No Greater Love. n.p., Book one. a novel. n.d.

Physical Description: 167 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 8

Lipton, Lawrence. No Greater Love. n.p., Book two. n.d.

Physical Description: 147 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 8

Lipton, Lawrence. No Greater Love. n.p., Chapters 53-55. n.d.

Physical Description: 125 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 8

Lipton, Lawrence. No Greater Love. n.p., Chapters 56 through the end. n.d.

Physical Description: 87 leaves. Typescript (carbon).
Box 8

Lipton, Lawrence. The Erotic Revolution. An Affirmative View of the New Morality. Los Angeles, California, Uncorrected galley proofs. 1965.

Physical Description: 123 leaves. 29.5 cm. Bound in cardboard.
Box 8

Lipton, Lawrence. The Erotic Revolution. An Affirmative View of the New Morality. Los Angeles, California, Corrected galley proofs. 1965.

Physical Description: 123 leaves. 29.5 cm. Bound in cardboard.
Box 

Manuscript Drafts (Prose and Poetry) and Presentation Copies Sent to Lipton by Other Writers.

Box 2, Folder 8

Two manuscript drafts of poetry by Rexroth: Lament for Dylan Thomas and The Homestead Called Damascus.

Box 5, Folder 27 folders

Manuscript drafts (prose and poetry) by young writers.

Scope and Content Note

Includes work by George Abbe, Kenneth L. Beaudoin, Charles Beaumont, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, William J. Margolis, Thomas McGrath, James Cliftonne Morris, Ewart Milne, Eric Nord, and Stuart Z. Perkoff.
 

Presentation copies to Lawrence Lipton

Box 6

Trocchi, Alexander. Cain's Book. New York, Uncorrected galley proofs. 1960.

Physical Description: 75 leaves. 30 .5 cm. Bound in cardboard.
Box 7

Nash, Jay. Dust in My Hands. n.p.. n.d.

Physical Description: 132 leaves. Typescript (carbon). Bound in gray notebook.
Box 7

Vajda, Ernest and Clement Scott Gilbert. Royal Suite. A Comedy in Three Acts. n.p. 1955.

Physical Description: 116 leaves. Typescript (mimeograph). Bound in red cover.