New jazz poets collection, 1962-1970
- Lowenfels, Walter, 1897-1976
- Physical Description:
- 1.4 cubic feet
- Additional Creators:
- Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014, Bergé, Carol, 1928-2006, Bond, Julian, 1940-2015, Chandler, Len, Giovanni, Nikki, Kupferberg, Tuli, La Farge, Peter, 1931-1965, Lester, Julius, Piercy, Marge, Reed, Ishmael, 1938-, Sanchez, Sonia, 1934-, Sanders, Ed., Silber, Irwin, 1925-2010, Talese, Nan, Wakoski, Diane, Folkways Records, and Random House (Firm)
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unrestricted access.
- The collection contains correspondence files of Walter Lowenfels and his wife Lillian with poets, publishers, and the Broadside record label for New jazz poets; manuscript poems, contracts, and biographical materials; setting copy, galleys, page mock-ups, and page proofs; and the album New jazz poets. and Correspondents include Carol Berge, Julian Bond, Len Chandler, Jr., Nikki Giovanni, LeRoi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka), Tuli Kupferberg, Peter La Farge, Julius Lester, Marge Piercy, Ishmael Reed, Sonia Sanchez, Ed Sanders, Irwin Silber, Diane Wakoski, and others. Also, correspondence with Folkways records, Oak Publications, Louis M. Rabinowitz Foundation, and Nan Talese at Random House.
- Related Titles:
- New jazz poets (sound recording)
- In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. (#1971-0008R).
- Administrative History:
- Walter Lowenfels began working on New jazz poets in 1962 to collect a group of poems written in a "modern rhythm influenced by street sounds and other non-literary sounds of the 1960s" that would be anthologized and a select few recorded for an album. Released in 1967, the album contained readings by twenty-one poets. The anthology containing the works of over seventy poets was published in 1970 as In a time of revolution, poems from our third world.
- Index Note:
- EAD online finding aid available at http://resources.libraries.psu.edu/findingaids/2402.htm
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