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Robert Edward Duncan papers, circa 1938-1969.
BANC MSS 71/126 c box 1; BANC MSS 71/126 c box 2; BANC MSS 71/126 c box 3; BANC FILM 2781; ...
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Title:

Robert Edward Duncan papers, circa 1938-1969
Robert Duncan papers

Creator/Contributor:

Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Duncan, Robert, 1919-1988, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Breit, Harvey, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Calas, Nicolas, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Durrell, Lawrence, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Fabilli, Mary, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Ford, Charles Henri, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Horan, Robert, 1922-, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Kael, Pauline, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Miller, Henry, 1891-1980, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Riding, Laura, 1901-1991, correspondent.

Creator/Contributor:

Sanders, Russell, correspondent.

Abstract:

Includes eight notebooks containing drafts of poems, journal entries, prose sketches, writings in early stages, dream fragments, etc., covering the years 1940-1969; and letters to him, circa 1938-1941, from Harvey Breit, Nicolas Calas, Lawrence Durrell, Mary Fabilli, Charles Henri Ford, Robert Horan, Pauline Kael, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Kenneth Patchen, Laura Riding and Sanders Russell.

Date:

1938 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Duncan, Robert -- 1919-1988 -- Archives
Duncan, Robert -- 1919-1988 -- Correspondence
Breit, Harvey -- Correspondence
Calas, Nicolas -- Correspondence
Durrell, Lawrence -- Correspondence
Fabilli, Mary -- Correspondence
Ford, Charles Henri -- Correspondence
Horan, Robert -- 1922- -- Correspondence
Kael, Pauline -- Correspondence
Miller, Henry -- 1891-1980 -- Correspondence
Nin, Anaïs -- 1903-1977 -- Correspondence
Patchen, Kenneth -- 1911-1972 -- Correspondence
Riding, Laura -- 1901-1991 -- Correspondence
Sanders, Russell -- Correspondence
Poets, American -- California -- 20th century
Beat generation -- Poetry
Beat generation -- California

Note:

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Notebook 4, 1941 (Box 3, folder 2) : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2781.
Pauline Kael, Anaïs Nin, Sanders Russell letters (box 1, folders 10,13,15); notebooks A-C and 1-3 (boxes 2-3) : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3292.
Robert Edward Duncan papers, circa1938-1969, BANC MSS 71/126 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift; of Robert Duncan; 1967.
Robert Duncan (January 7, 1919-February 3, 1988) was an American poet and a student of H.D. and the Western esoteric tradition who spent most of his career in and around San Francisco. Though associated with any number of literary traditions and schools, Duncan is often identified with the poets of the New American Poetry and Black Mountain College. Duncan's mature work emerged in the 1950s in the literary context of Beat culture. Duncan was a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance.
In English.

Type:

Poems.

Physical Description:

print
3 boxes (0.8 linear feet)
2 microfilm reels : positive and negative.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 71/126 c box 1
BANC MSS 71/126 c box 2
BANC MSS 71/126 c box 3
BANC FILM 2781
BANC FILM 3292
BANC MSS 71/126 c
BANC FILM 2781, etc.

Origin:

California

Related Item:

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections