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Gregory Corso papers, 1973-1975

MS 275


Collection Summary

Creator: Corso, Gregory
Collection Name:Gregory Corso papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1973-1975
Physical Description:.4 linear feet
Abstract:Ten spiral notebooks, consisting of holograph poems and drawings, and typescript drafts of poems, stapled or glued to pages in the notebooks. Many of these have notations by Corso.
Collection Number:MS 275
Repository: Special Collections, University Libraries
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

Born Nunzio Corso in 1930 in New York City, Gregory Corso's life began inauspiciously. Abandoned by his mother when he was still an infant, he lived in a succession of foster homes, orphanages and reform schools, and only finished grammar school. Sent to prison for robbery in 1947, Corso educated himself, began reading widely in art and literature, and developed many of the themes he would later express through poetry, such as his vision of poetry as a means of societal change.

Shortly after his release from prison in 1950, he met poet Allen Ginsberg, and through Ginsberg began his association with the Beat Generation poets. Gregory Corso has published several books, primarily poetry but including a novel and plays.


Scope and Content Note

Ten spiral notebooks, consisting of holograph poems and drawings, and typescript drafts of poems, stapled or glued to pages in the notebooks. Many of these have notations by Corso.


Organization

This collection is organized into one series:
Series I: Notebooks, 1973-1975

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Corso, Gregory

Subject(s)
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century

Genre Form(s)
Notebooks


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Gregory Corso papers(MS 275).Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Notebooks, 1973-1975
boxfolder
11 Notebook. , 1973-1975
12 Notebook. , 1973-1975
13 Notebook. , 1973-1975
14 Notebook. , 1973-1975
15 Notebook. , 1973-1975
16 Notebook. , 1973
17 Notebook. , 1973
18 Notebook. , 1973
19 Notebook. , 1974
110 Notebook. , 1975