The papers document Irving Rosenthal's life from his childhood onwards, containing outgoing correspondence, doctoral dissertation
materials, manuscript materials, and detailed documentation of his own novel,
Sheeper. There are materials relating to his editorship of
The Chicago Review and
Big Table, his trip to Cuba in 1961, and his life in Tangier from 1962-1964. Also included are manuscripts by, and correspondence with,
William Burroughs, Edward Dahlberg, Herbert Huncke, Allen Ginsberg, and Jack Smith. Other significant figures featured in
the collection include Paul Bowles, Paul Carroll, Gregory Corso, Elsa Dorfman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, George Harris III, Jack
Kerouac, Eila Kokkinen, Robert LaVigne, Phillip Lamantia, Edward Marshall, Michael McClure, Peter Orlovsky, Ed Sanders, Philip
Whalen, and John Wieners.
Irving Rosenthal was born in San Francisco on October 9, 1930. He attended Pomona College and then the University of Chicago,
where he did graduate work in human development.
ca. 23 linear ft. (32 manuscript boxes, 1 half box, 7 flat boxes, 1 tube)
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Collection is open for research, except half box 40, which is closed until 01/01/2014; materials must be requested at least
36 hours in advance of intended use.