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Paterson Society:

An Inventory of Its Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Paterson Society, circa 1960-1962
Title: Paterson Society Collection
Dates: 1959-1967, undated
Extent: 3 boxes (1.26 linear feet)
Abstract: Includes correspondence and business papers of the Paterson Society, operated by Elsa Dorfman, a former Grove Press employee who arranged poetry readings for Beat generation poets. Dorfman's correspondents include the colleges and universities that sponsored readings and the numerous poets in Dorfman's circle of acquaintance: William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, Diane Di Prima, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Denise Levertov, Gary Snyder, Gilbert Sorrentino, Louis Zukofsky, and others.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-3187
Language: English
Access: Open for research

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Processed by: Joan Sibley and Jamie Hawkins-Kirkham, 2011 Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

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