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Intrepid Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0005
The Intrepid Collection is comprised of the personal correspondence and manuscripts of Allen De Loach, including some material pertaining to the literary scene in Buffalo, as well as the working papers, business records, correspondence, and manuscripts relating to both the complete life of Intrepid (1964-1980) and the publication of The East Side Scene (1968, 1972).

De Loach's correspondence includes letters from Paul Blackburn, Ed Dorn, Robert Duncan, Gerard Malanga, Eric Mottram, Louis Zukofsky, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Walter Lowenfels, and John Wieners.

The files of Intrepid include correspondence and manuscripts (some 100 of which are signed and/or with the author's revisions) from writers such as Robert Creeley, George Economou, Joel Oppenheimer, Ed Sanders, Michael McClure, Jeff Nuttall, Ted Enslin, and Philip Whalen. All together, the Intrepid Collection contain approximately 4,000 letters and 3,000 manuscripts.

Dates

  • 1951-1983

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Intrepid> Collection, 1951-1983, is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the Poetry Collection before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

95.0 Linear Feet (116 clamshell boxes, 1 mapcase drawer)

Overview

The Intrepid Collection is comprised of the personal correspondence and manuscripts of Allen De Loach, including some material pertaining to the literary scene in Buffalo, as well as the working papers, business records, correspondence, and manuscripts relating to both the complete life of Intrepid (1964-1980) and the publication of The East Side Scene (1968, 1972).

Historical Note

Edited by Allen De Loach in New York (issues 1-5) and then Buffalo (issues 6-41), Intrepid (1964-1980) published a large number of poets directly and indirectly associated with the New American Poetry, and especially Beat writers. Contributors included a long list of such influential figures as Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka), Philip Whalen, William Burroughs, Diane di Prima, Charles Bukowski, Ted Berrigan, Gary Snyder, Ted Enslin, and Charles Olson.

The magazine published a number of special issues on topics ranging from jazz poetry to Indian poetry, William Burroughs, Canadian poetry, and William Carlos Williams. In 1968 De Loach edited The East Side Scene, an anthology of poetry from New York's Lower East Side during the 1960s. His Intrepid Press also published books by Paul Blackburn, Eric Mottram, Peter Orlovsky, and others.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from L.A. Wallrich of About Books, Toronto in 1984.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

Intrepid. Poetry Periodical Collection (no call number; shelved by title)

Processing Information

Collection processed by Poetry Collection staff.
Title
Finding aid for Intrepid Collection
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by James Maynard and revised by Marie Elia.
Date
2008
Description rules
Finding aid prepared using local best practices.
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

Contact:
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Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
716-645-2917
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