Robert Duncan. Papers, 1955-1971.
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Scope and Contents Note

The highlight of the Duncan Papers is his correspondence with author Leroi Jones, which spans the years 1962-1964. The letters discuss many issues contemporary to that time: Black dada, current publishing, and other authors, such as Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, and Diane DiPrima. The remainder of the collection consists of material toward several of Duncan's books. Of particular interest is the correspondence and material toward A Book of Resemblances: Poems 1950-1953 , which demonstrates the painstaking attention to detail with which Duncan approaches his books. A significant group of more than 160 of Duncan's Letters is housed in the Robert Creeley Papers.


Consists of correspondence including correspondence between Leroi Jones and Robert Duncan dating from 1962-1964. Also has correspondence from 1965-1967 amongst Duncan, Jess Collins, Hanry Wenning, and representatives of Meredin Gravure Co. on publication of Duncan's A Book of Resemblances , discussing estimates, schedules, printing detials sal of this and other Duncan books and papers, personal affairs.


Consists of proof materials related to Duncan's Book of Resemblances and correspondence related to the materials.