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Ted Berrigan notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: PCMS-0106

Born in Rhode Island, Berrigan earned his BA and MA from the University of Tulsa after serving in the army during the Korean War. Although he lived for short times in Chicago, Buffalo, Iowa City, and England, he spent most of his time in New York, where he edited and published C Magazine and C Press Books and taught at St. Mark's Poetry Project. Before that, Berrigan was writer-in-residence/visiting poet at the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa, where he met the Alice Notley, whom he married in 1972. He also taught at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Yale University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, University of Essex in England, Northeastern Illinois University, and the Naropa Institute. In 1979 he received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was the author of more than 20 books. These 10 notebooks represent nearly 20 years of writing, but mainly cover his early work from 1959-1963.

Dates

  • 1959-1978

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Ted Berrigan notebooks, 1959-1978, are 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

3 linear feet (10 notebooks in 3 boxes)

Biographical Note

Ted Berrigan (1934-1983) was born in Providence, Rhode Island. After attending Providence College for a year, he joined the army, serving in Korea. He received a BA in English from the University of Tulsa in 1959 and an MA in 1962. Berrigan moved to New York in the early 1960s where he edited and published C Magazine and C Press Books.

Berrigan taught at the St. Mark’s Poetry Project and was writer-in-residence/visiting poet at the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa, where he met the Alice Notley, whom he married in 1972. They spent time in New York, Buffalo, Chicago, and England before settling in New York.

Berrigan also taught at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Yale University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, University of Essex in England, Northeastern Illinois University, and the Naropa Institute. In 1979 he received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was the author of more than 20 books, including The Sonnets (1964), Bean Spasms (with Ron Padgett and Joe Brainard) (1967), Poems, In Brief (1971), Red Wagon (1976), and A Certain Slant of Sunlight (1988).

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Alice Notley in 1987.
Title
Finding aid for the Ted Berrigan notebooks
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Marie Elia.
Date
2018
Description rules
Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard.
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the The Poetry Collection Repository

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