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Collection #73

Allen Ginsberg Interview Collection

Record:73
Date:1958 - 1996
Size:1 foot

Provenance

Donated by David Carter, editor of “Spontaneous Mind”

Scope and Content

These are all interviews with Allen Ginsberg that were published in various journals and magazines and collected by David Carter for publication in “Spontaneous Mind.” Dates of the interviews range from 1958 to 1996.

Not all of the interviews here were included in “Spontaneous Mind,” thus they are divided into “interviews included” and “not included” in the book. All of the interviews, however, have been published elsewhere. There are no unpublished interviews in this collection.

Folders 1-18 were published in “Spontaneous Mind.” Numbers 19 – 45 were not published in the book.

Folders 46 and 47 contain the editor’s Notes and Correspondence including editorial notes on the interviews and interviewees, letters and emails.

History or Bio

Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in New Jersey. He attended college at Columbia University and later lived in both New York and San Francisco. In 1956 he published “Howl and Other Poems,” one of the most widely read and controversial poems of the 20th century. Ginsberg was involved in the political and social activism of the 1960s, which included protesting the Chicago Democratic Convention in 1968. His testimony in the Chicago Seven Trial is among the interviews. He continued his activism throughout the 1970s and 80s and eventually became a professor at Brooklyn College. Ginsberg died in New York on April 5, 1997.

Folder List

Box 1

1. Simon Albury, June 3, 1986
2. Michael Aldrich, November 26, 1968
3. Ernie Barry, October 28, 1963
4. Nancy Bunge, January 1, 1981
5. Chicago Seven Trial Testimony, December 11, 1969
6. Peter Chowka, February 10, 1976
7. John Durham, November 1, 1972
8. Bob Elliot, 1967
9. Ekbert Faas, March 27, 1974
10. Stephen Foehr, December 5, 1983
11. Thomas Gladysz, August 1, 1991
12. Michael Goodwin, October 26, 1974
13. Helen, 1982
14. Josef Jarab, May 17, 1989
15. Yves Le Pellec, August 1, 1972
16. Paul Portuges, July 1, 1976
17. Bill Prescott, December 3, 1969
18. Marc Schleifer October 15, 1958
19. Steve Silberman, December 16, 1996
20. Simon Albury, June 3, 1986
21. Roger Anderson, January 30, 1987
22. Brame, 1991
23. John Bryan, April 3, 1968
24. William Burroughs, July 4, 1961
25. John Castro, et. al. April 5, 1982
26. Gregory Corso, July 3, 1961
27. Jeffrey Scott Dunn, March 13, 1987
28. Dinesh D’Souza, April 8, 1984
29. David Ossman, December 20, 1960
30. Bob Dylan (interviewed by Ginsberg) October 27, 1977
31. Clint Frakes, July 15, 1991
32. J. Greenberg, October 14, 1979
33. HIKA Editors October 10, 1991
34. Mark Holborn, February 1, 1985
35. Lewis Hyde, May 15, 1990
36. William Knief, 1966
37. Art Kunkin, January 21, 1966
38. Chris Kypreos, November 1, 1967
39. Yves LePellec, August 4, 1988
40. John Lofton, February 28, 1989
41. Paul Portuges, July 28, 1976
42. Daniel Ritkes, 1989
43. Irving Rosenthal, July 26, 1971
44. Matthew Rothschild, April 15, 1994
45. Michael Schumacher, June 1, 1982
46. Tony VanDerVeen, December 27, 1982
47. Notes and Correspondence #1
48. Notes and Correspondence #2