The collection primarily contains materials relating to Sanford Dorbin's
A Bibliography of Charles Bukowski, manuscript drafts of his poetry and other writings, and files pertaining to his poetry magazine
Schist: A Journal of Poetry and Graphics (1973-1978), in which some of Bukowski's poems appeared.
Sanford M. (Sandy) Dorbin was born in the Midwest ca. 1933, and received his B.A. and MLS from UCLA. The bio for his
Never Enough Light describes him as "Librarian, bibliographer and teacher by training, janitor and agitator or troublemaker by inclination."
He is perhaps best known for his bibliographical writings about Charles Bukowski, in particular
A Bibliography of Charles Bukowski (Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1969). He also is the author of several books of poetry, including
Family Life and Others (1968),
Persona Image / Mirror Image (1969),
The Ruby Woods (1971),
Eleven Poems (1978),
Minimally Speaking (1987),
Night Lights (1988),
Never Enough Light: New and Selected Poems 1966-1994 (1995), and
Saying Goodbye to Babylon (2001). In addition to his bibliography of Charles Bukowski, Dorbin has written "Charles Bukowski and the Little Mag/Small
Press Movement" (UCSB Libraries publication,
Soundings, 1970) and a later "Bukowski Checklist," which appeared in a special Bukowski issue of
Small Press Review (1973). During the time he was compiling the Bukowski bibliography, Dorbin also was a librarian at the UCSB Library's Department
of Special Collections.
14.0 linear feet
(22 document boxes, 3 half-size document boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 1 map drawer)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Collection is open for research. Some of collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.