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Lewis Ellingham's POET BE LIKE GOD MSS 126
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Description
Papers of writer Lewis Ellingham, containing audio recordings and photocopies of materials used in his research on poet Jack Spicer (1925-1965) and the Spicer Circle, which flourished from roughly 1956 to 1965. The collection consists largely of interview recordings and transcripts, correspondence, and drafts of Ellingham's book Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance (1998). The papers do not include any of Ellingham's creative writing or personal correspondence. The collection is arranged in four series: INTERVIEWS, OTHER WRITERS' FILES, SPICER CIRCLE PAPERS and POET BE LIKE GOD TYPESCRIPT.
Background
Lewis Ellingham, writer of prose, poetry and fiction, was born on 27 February 1933 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was the son of a Protestant small town newspaperman and a German Catholic mother. He attended Campion, a Jesuit residential high school from 1947 to 1951. Upon graduating, he began studies in Bloomington at Indiana University.
Extent
3.6 Linear feet 8 archives boxes, 4 card file boxes
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Duplication of materials from this collection, other than note taking, is prohibited. The original collection is located in the SUNY-Buffalo Poetry Collection and requests for duplication must be directed to SUNY-Buffalo.