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Gregory Corso notebooks, 1960-1984

Identifier: 1978-002

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of eleven notebooks which contain handwritten rough drafts of poems and letters, drawings, calculations, autobiographical notes, and in some cases, addresses and appointments.

Poem titles include "Love poems to Jocelyn", "O World, Who is God", "Recollections of the 1930s", "Sadism", "I saw an angel today", "Theory on new poetics", and "The historian of the ape". Most poems are untitled. Drawings include one of Allen Ginsberg and Basil Bunting reading at Albert Hall in London in the 1960s (Notebook #1). Notebook #11 includes a poem on the death of Oral Roberts' son.


  • Creation: 1960 - 1984
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1975 - 1977



These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader. This material is housed off-site and will require advance notice of 1 business day for use.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Physical Location

Collection shelved at off-site storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown.

Gregory Corso notebooks, 1960-1984
Sidney F. Huttner
2016 October
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
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