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Finding Aid to the Philip Lamantia Papers, 1944-2005
BANC MSS 2006/179  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • System of Arrangement
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Philip Lamantia papers
    Date (inclusive): 1944-2005
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2006/179
    Creators : Lamantia, Philip, 1927-2005
    Extent: Number of containers: 24 cartons, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 30
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The Philip Lamantia Papers consist of correspondence, general files and personal papers. Correspondence is both incoming and outgoing, and correspondents include contemporary writers, publishers and publishing companies, members of the Surrealist Movement and Lamantia's mother and friends. General files make up the bulk of the collection and consist of writings by Lamantia in the forms of proofs, manuscripts, typescripts, drafts of poems and prose, and notebooks. General files also contain works by contemporary writers, publicity and professional materials, materials from courses taught at San Francisco Art Institute, and research materials. Personal papers include documents belonging and pertaining to Philip's parents, Nunzio and Mary Lamantia, papers and scrapbooks from Philip's childhood, marriage and divorce records, and other papers. Materials removed from individual books from the Philip Lamantia Library are included throughout the collection.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94270-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Philip Lamantia Papers, BANC MSS 2006/179, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Separated Material

    Printed materials have been transferred to the book collection of The Bancroft Library. Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library. Videotapes and sound recordings have been transferred to the Microforms Collections of The Bancroft Library.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lamantia, Philip, 1927-2005--Archives
    Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997--Correspondence
    McClure, Michael--Correspondence
    Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969--Correspondence
    Rosemont, Franklin--Correspondence
    San Francisco Art Institute
    Authors, American--20th century
    Surrealism (Literature)--United States
    Manuscripts for publication.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Philip Lamantia Papers were purchased by The Bancroft Library on October 17, 2005.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    Processing Information

    Processed at the container level by Lucy Allen in 2006.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the container level.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Philip Lamantia Papers consist of correspondence, general files and personal papers. Correspondence is both incoming and outgoing, and correspondents include contemporary writers, publishers and publishing companies, members of the Surrealist Movement and Lamantia's mother and friends. General files make up the bulk of the collection and consist of writings by Lamantia in the forms of proofs, manuscripts, typescripts, drafts of poems and prose, and notebooks. General files also contain works by contemporary writers, publicity and professional materials, materials from courses taught at San Francisco Art Institute, and research materials. Personal papers include documents belonging and pertaining to Philip's parents, Nunzio and Mary Lamantia, papers and scrapbooks from Philip's childhood, marriage and divorce papers, and other papers. Materials removed from the Philip Lamantia Library are included throughout the collection, by date.