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Carl Weissner Archive

 Collection
Identifier: MS 22
The Weissner Archive consists of correspondence, tapes of poetry readings, manuscripts and graphic materials by international avant-garde writers of the 1960s. Included are works by such authors as William Burroughs, Harold Norse, Ezra Pound, Charles Bukowski, Claude Pelieu, Mary Beach, Dan Georgakas, Donatella Manganotti, and Jan Herman, as well as Carl Weissner himself. Many of these artists were part of the Fluxus movement. Some of the monographs and serials, which published work by these writers and were originally part of the collection have been cataloged for the McCormick Library; a list is included in this finding aid. All materials were acquired by the Library directly from Carl Weissner in 1973. The Carl Weissner Archive consists of 4 parts: correspondence, typescripts and other forms of original work by several authors, tapes of poetry readings, and monographs and periodicals.

Dates

  • 1965-1973

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for materials resides with the literary executors of individual letters and manuscripts. All users must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Extent

9.00 Boxes

Abstract

The Carl Weissner Archive consists of correspondence, tapes of poetry readings, manuscripts and graphic materials by international avantgarde writers of the 1960s, and some monographs and serials related to these authors. Included are works by such authors as William Burroughs, Harold Norse, Ezra Pound, Charles Bukowski, Claude Pélieu, Mary Beach, Dan Georgakas, Donatella Manganotti, and Jan Herman, as well as Carl Weissner himself. Many of these artists were part of the Fluxus movement.

Method of Acquisition

All materials in the Carl Weissner Archive were acquired from Carl Weissner in 1973.

Separated Materials

Some of the monographs and serials which were originally part of the collection have been cataloged for the McCormick Library. The list in this finding aid contains call numbers for these items. For related material see the following collections: Jan Herman, Dick Higgins, Agentzia, Outsider and Loujon Press, and Hungry Generation.

Processing Information

The Carl Weissner Archive was processed by McCormick Library staff in 1975, and revised by Sigrid Pohl Perry in 1981, 1995 and 2007.

Machine readable finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by TechBooks on November 18, 2005.
Title
Guide to the Carl Weissner Archive
Author
Staff; Sigrid Pohl Perry
Date
03/03/1997
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
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