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Finding Aid for the Aram Saroyan Papers, 1965-1989
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Items Removed from Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Aram Saroyan Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1989
    Collection number: 991
    Creator: Saroyan, Aram
    Extent: 55 boxes (27.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Aram Saroyan (1943- ) was a author, publisher, and editor of Lines poetry magazine (1964-65). He also contributed poetry and prose to the New York Times Book Review, Nation, and Poetry. The collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts sent to Aram Saroyan while he was the editor of Lines as well as books written or published by Saroyan, periodicals and anthologies containing his work, and presentation copies of books given him.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    This collection is restricted from photocopying. Consult finding aid for additional information.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    • Gift of Aram Saroyan, 1971-72.
    • Aram Saroyan, purchase.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Aram Saroyan Papers (Collection 991). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Aram Saroyan was born on September 25, 1943; he attended the University of Chicago, New York University, and Columbia University; became a writer, publisher, and editor of Lines poetry magazine, 1964-65; contributed poetry and prose to the New York Times Book Review, Nation, and Poetry; published works include Genesis Angels: The Saga of Lew Welch and The Beat Generation (1979), Last Rites: The Death of William Saroyan (1982), Trio: Oona Chaplin, Carol Matthau, Gloria Vanderbilt: Portrait of an Intimate Friendship (1985), and The Romantic (1988).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence and manuscripts sent to Aram Saroyan during the time he was editor of the poetry magazine, Lines. Also contains books written or published by Saroyan, periodicals and anthologies containing his work, and presentation copies of books given him. Also includes other correspondence, a television script for the program St. Elsewhere, and manuscripts for his The Romantic, Trio, poems, and book reviews for the Los Angeles Times.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Saroyan, Aram Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Periodical editors--United States--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.

    Items Removed from Collection

    • The little magazine and contemporary literature. A symposium held at the Library of Congress 2 and 3 April 1965. Published for the Reference Department, Library of Congress, by the Modern Language Association of America, 1966. This contains some of the remarks of Aram Saroyan. Moved to the Collection of Miscellaneous Records, ca.1940-1971 (Collection 249, Box 11). Request at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    • The dial-a-poem poets. New York: Giorno Poetry Systems Records.
      Date: [c. 1972].
      2 albums (4s.) 12 in. 33 1/3 rpm. Aram Saroyan reading Not a cricket, (recorded GPS, New York.
      Date: February 1969
      ). Moved to the Collection of Miscellaneous Records, ca.1940-1971 (Collection 249, Box 11). Request at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.
    • The Street: an Autobiographical Novel / by Aram Saroyan. Lenox, Massachusetts: The Bookstore Press, 1974. Request at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.