WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS PAPERS, WSB97:
(Compiled by John M. Bennett, May 1999)
GUIDE AND INVENTORY
This collection of papers, books, serials, and other materials,
designated WSB97, was given to OSU in 1997 by the Estate of William S.
Burroughs (James W. Grauerholz, Executor). Throughout this Guide, "WSB"
refers to William S. Burroughs, and "JWG" refers to James W. Grauerholz.
WSB's son, William S. Burroughs, Jr., is referred to as "William S.
This collection of materials, originally gathered by James W.
Grauerholz, William S. Burroughs' assistant and editor, includes drafts
and editorial materials for many of WSB's publications; copies of many
of those and other WSB publications; correspondence, fan mail, and
printed matter received from the mid-1970's through the early 1980's;
books, chapbooks, and magazines received or acquired during the same
period; Burroughs Communications business, travel, and tour files from
that period, including letters and cards from WSB and texts of WSB's
interviews; photocopies of some of WSB's early correspondence with Allen
Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and others; clippings and reviews regarding
WSB's books from the early 1980's; and much other material.
In addition to providing source material for the study of WSB's life and
works, this collection provides a wealth of information about the avant
garde literary, art, and music worlds of the 1970's and 1980's,
primarily in North America, but also in Europe and elsewhere. There is
abundant correspondence, manuscript, and published material from a wide
variety of writers and other artists, both contemporaries of WSB and
younger artists and writers. Many of the latter are also represented in
OSU's Avant Writing Collection.
Among the highlights of this collection are photocopies of early letters
from WSB to Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Paul Bowles, Charles Henri
Ford, and others; photocopies of parts of the Boston Naked Lunch trial;
correspondence between WSB and Brion Gysin and other Gysin material and
correspondence; Light Reading for Light Years, an unpublished WSB essay
collection ms; The Place of Dead Roads draft mss and editorial files;
Cities of The Red Night editing notes; the Revised Boy Scout Manual, an
unpublished WSB ms; Interzone draft mss; cut-up texts from the 1960's;
draft mss of Ah Pook is Hereand Port of Saints; photocopied ms pages
from Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine, and other early texts; ms of The Cat
book; a file of material on Ian Sommerville; The Last Words of Dutch
Schultz screenplay ms; mss from The Wild boys; audio tapes from the
Howard Brookner film Burroughs, The Nova Convention, and WSB's 1974 CCNY
lectures; and many other WSB texts, drafts, correspondence files, and
It should be noted that all material on a given topic is not necessarily
in the same box; for example, various drafts of The Place of Dead Roads
are scattered throughout this collection. Further material on any given
topic may be found in other WSB collections in the OSU Libraries.
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS PAPERS (WSB97) -
CATALOGUE OF INVENTORY, OHIO STATE
Detailed Listing/ Box and Folder Listing:
Folder Number #1-12
- WSB Letters to Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg
- Letters from WSB to Jack Kerouac dated 1945-1962, written from New
Orleans, Louisiana, Texas, Mexico, Tangiers, Paris, and London. The
letters are photocopies of the typed or handwritten originals in the
Allen Ginsberg deposit at Columbia University Library. Some of them have
marginal clarifying notes by JWG. 80 Sheets. Subjects include personal
plans, travels, and difficulties; Kerouac's writing; WSB's land holdings
and agricultural projects; drugs and drug addiction; Dr. J. Yerbury
Dent; mutual friends and acquaintances including Neal Cassady, Allen
Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, Herbert Huncke, Paul and Jane Bowles, Brion
Gysin, Bob Burford, Carolyn Cassady, [Jacques] Stern, Kiki, Gregory
Corso, and others; the ethics of human relationships; attitudes toward
government and bureaucracy; Wilhelm Reich and Reichian therapy; liberals
and liberalism; Mexico and Mexican society and culture; Celine; several
references to a "novel about junk" WSB is writing [Junkie]; WSB's
family; James Laughlin; Gore Vidal; Truman Capote; Tennessee Williams;
legal difficulties in Mexico; Buddhism; Kerouac's book The Town and The
City [here called "Cntry City"]; sexuality; Interzone; homosexuality;
difficulties of getting published; Kerouac's On the road; writing
techniques including chance juxtapositions of previously written texts
including examples; psychiatry; guns; the novel which became Naked
Lunch; The Soft Machine; Nova Express; and other matters. The letters
also include literary sketches and routines, and a 6-page piece, "Dreams
of the city", by William Lee [WSB's pseudonym].
- Two of the letters are addressed to "Allen" [Ginsberg]. One, 1959,
discusses Kerouac and Kerouac's writing; the other, 1949, written from
Mexico, discusses the U.S. as a "socialistic police state", Reichian
therapy, Mexico, and other matters.
WSB Letters to Berrigan and Weissner
Photocopies of ts or holographic letters and texts by WSB, the
originals of which are in the Northwestern University Library. The
letters are dated 1964 to 1970 and are addressed to [Ted?] Berrigan and
Carl Weissner, and were written from Tangier and London. 37 sheets.
Subjects include Egyptian hieroglyphics (includes a 6-page text with
hieroglyphics and WSB's commentary and translation), narcotic drugs and
cure for addiction (includes a ts, "William Burroughs and narcotic
drugs: from three interviews with Bill Butler"), editions and
translations of his books, Scientology and Ron Hubbard's writings (including a letter to WSB from Carl Weissner),
Democratic convention of 1968, tape recorder experiments, cut-up writing
(including some examples), and other matters. Also includes a copy of L.
Ron Hubbard's "Reactive mind" text.
- WSB Letters to Allen Ginsberg
- Letters dates 1945 to 1969. All are photocopies of holographic or
ts originals. The originals are in the Allen Ginsberg deposit, Columbia
University Libraries. A few pages are partly illegible. Approx. 400
sheets. Letters were written from New York, St. Louis, Texas, Louisiana,
Mexico, Florida, Tangier, Copenhagen, Paris, Cambridge (England), and
London. Persons referred to include Jack Kerouac, Lucien Carr, Joan
Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Herbert Huncke, Bill Garver, Al Hinkel, Helen
Hinkel, Hal Chase, John Livingston, Kiki, WSB's parents Mortimer & Laura
Lee Burroughs, [Lewis] Marker, Brandenberg, Timothy Leary, Harry Smith, Irving Rosenthal, James
Laughlin, A. A. Wyn, Kells Elvins, Jean Genet, Dr. Lewis Wolfberg,
[Carl?] Solomon, Dr. J. Yerbury Dent, Paul Bowles, Jane Bowles, Brion
Gysin, Alan Ansen, Paul Carrol, Cid Corman, John Ashbury, Frank O'Hara,
Jack [Jacques] Stern, Maurice Girodias, Barney Rosset, Lawrence Durrell,
Edward Dahlberg, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Laurence Ferlinghetti,
WSB's son William S. Burroughs, Jr. ["Billy"], Paul Lund, and others.
Included are some letters from Joan Burroughs; one from 1946 or 1948
from Mexico referring to WSB and their life together, an undated letter from Texas, a brief 1947 letter
from Texas, and another, 1947?, that's nearly illegible, and an April
1949 letter discussing WSB's being arrested for drug possession in New
Orleans. Also included are some media reviews of Naked Lunch, some
handwritten poem drafts by Allen Ginsberg with occasional marginal notes
by Ginsberg, a March 1951 letter to Lucien Carr discussing characters,
additions, and structure of Naked Lunch, several literary sketches and
routines, parts of MSS, and other literary texts, a few drawings, a
letter from Joseph Lucas about Bill Garver, and a poem by WSB, "To M.",
referring to Marker, written June 1952.
- Subjects of the letters include military service; divorce; drugs;
drug addiction, and WSB's arrest on drug charges; his
business/agricultural enterprises; Allen Ginsberg's psychiatric
problems; marijuana and marijuana cultivation; insects, scorpions, and
rats; WSB's parents; crime and ethics; illegal Mexican laborers; WSB's
attitudes about a 1949 car trip from New Orleans to San Francisco by
Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady (and "Lovane"?), the "purpose" of which
was to "symbolize ... purposelessness"; WSB's relationship with his
wife; Wilhelm Reich and Reichian therapy; the U.S. as a "Socialistic
police state"; liberals; evil; political philosophy; homo-sexuality;
psychiatry and psychiatric analysis; numerous references to and
discussions of a "novel about junk" [Junkie]; Mexico and life in Mexico;
Mexican vs. U.S. police; human relationships; prison; Allen Ginsberg's
"normalization" efforts; Ecuador; Jack Kerouac's On the Road; numerous
discussions of WSB's book Queer; writing for an audience; Jack Kerouac's
behavior during a visit to WSB in Mexico; madness; love; Allen
Ginsberg's poetry; peyote; LSD6; writing; publisher-author relations;
Rufino Tamayo; Panama; homicide case against him; Peru; Colombia and
Colombian politics; extensive discussions of yage (or ayahuasca) and its
use and effects; the book on yage [The Yage Letters]; illnesses;
Interzone; discussions and fragments of the writing that became Naked
Lunch, including corrections for a 2nd edition; Jack Kerouac's mother;
police persecution; cancer and schizophrenia; comments on bad changes
made by the publisher in the published version of Junkie; L. Ron
Hubbard; scientology; a text called Word; cut-up techniques including
examples; Arthur Rimbaud; St. John Perse; the book on cut-up techniques
titled Minutes To Go; the novels The Soft machine, Nova express, The
Ticket That Exploded; Alexander Trocchi; WSB's book The Wild boys;
"Billy's manuscript" [William S. Burroughs, Jr.]; and other matters.
- WSB Letters to Gus Blaisdell
Photocopies of ts or holog. letters or postcards. Included note suggests photocopies were provided by Michael Horowitz. 6 sheets.
Included are a copy of an envelope and note addressed to Charles
Plymell, from London, dated [1968?]; 2 letters and a postcard to Gus
Blaisdell, all from Tangier, 1964, discussing publication and
bibliographic details of some of WSB's books, movies, comic strips, the
Navajo, Jeff Nuttall, and other matters. Also included is a 1964 letter
to WSB, apparently from Blaisdell, discussing publishing and
bibliographic details of some of WSB's writings, William Eastlake,
Robert Creeley, the Navajo, and transvestitism.
- WSB letters from the Kerouac Collection at Columbia
Typed transcriptions of letters to Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg,
and David Haselwood, dated 1945-1961. 20 sheets original ts or cc ts.
Photocopies of the originals of some of these letters are in folders 1
and 3. Subjects include military service, farming operations in
Louisiana and Texas, children, Kerouac's novel, Neal Cassady, Herbert
Huncke, Lucien Carr, Hal Chase, Joan Burroughs, Wilhelm Reich, drug
addiction, WSB's novel "Junk" [Junkie], Mexico, [James] Laughlin, Gore
Vidal, Allen Ginsberg, political situation of U.S., Exterminator, The
Last words of Hassan Sabah, Brion Gysin, Minutes to Go, cut-up writing,
and other matters.
- WSB Letters from Univ. of Kansas Libraries
- Photocopies, and, in one case, a transcription, of letters dated
1954 [1964?]-1967, written to Jeff Nuttall (several letters), the London
Sunday Times, Claude Pelieu (several letters), Mary Beach, and Bill
Dobson. 30 pc, orig. ts, cc ts, or orig. holog. sheets. A couple of the
letters to Nuttall are laid out as newspaper pages, "The Moving Times".
Included is a cut-off part of a letter to WSB from Kells Elvins. The
letters were written from St. Louis, New York, Tangier, and London.
Persons mentioned or discussed include Claude Pelieu, Ian Sommerville,
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Mary Beach, Alan [Allen Ginsberg? or Alan
Ansen?], Ted Berrigan, Carl Weissner, Peter Matson, L. Ron Hubbard,
Harry S. Truman. Brion Gysin, and others.
- Subjects include cut-up writing (including examples), "precise
intersection points in present time word and image", drug addiction and
its treatment (a 1964 newspaper article discussing an interview with
WSB), Dr. J. Yerbury Dent, Dr. Alfred Byrne, apomorphine, Dutch Schulz'
last words [The Last words of Dutch Schultz], The Moving times, Now
[magazine], use of tape recorders to control experience, literary
translation, Scientology, Minutes to Go, the Situationist International,
Watts riots, the United States, and other matters.
- WSB Carnet de Residence and Letters
Includes photocopy of WSB's Moroccan Carnet de Residence, dated
1957, and a group of pc letters from WSB to Jack Kerouac and Allen
Ginsberg, 1954 1959. A note on the back of one of the letters says
"letter req. for publ. by Arthur & Kit Knight (1978) and refused."
Letters are copies of letters which may be found in Folder 1. 9 sheets.
- WSB Letters to Paul Bowles, Charles Henri Ford, and Others
Photocopies of ts or holog. letters and postcards in the Humanities
Research Center, Univ. of Texas, Austin, Texas. 67 sheets. Letters are
dated 1957-1968, and are addressed to Bill McArthur, Bernard Stone, the
Times Literary Supplement, A---- [Allen Ginsberg], Gregory Corso,
Charles Henri Ford (several letters), and Paul [Bowles] (numerous
letters). The letters were written from London, Tangier, Newton, Mass.,
New York, and Paris. Included is a 1957 letter from Allen Ginsberg, from
Tangier, to "Bob" discussing some drawings, Francis Bacon, Paul Bowles,
Willem De Kooning, and other painters; similarities between Bacon's
paintings and WSB's writing; Ginsberg's travel plans; Don Allen; John
Wieners; Gregory Corso; and other matters and persons. Also included are
occasional marginal notes by "MBG" [Michael B. Goodman], and an undated
(ca. 1960?) letter to Paul Bowles from "Michael" discussing an issue of
the Evergreen Review.
Persons mentioned or discussed include Alexander Trocchi, Gregory
Corso, Brion Gysin, Allen Ginsberg, Jack [Jacques] Stern, Harry Phipps,
Paul Bowles, Andre, Maurice Girodias, [Timothy] Leary, Michael Portman,
Terry Southern, Ionesco, Jean Genet, Jane Bowles, Ian Sommerville, Dave
Wollman, Irving Rosenthal, Mike Ferguson, Harold Norse, Ira Cohen, Mark
Schlieffer, Truman Capote, Christopher, Mohamed Laribi, Michael [not
Portman?], Peter Orlovsky, Achmed Ja[c?]ouby, Billy Belli, Jerry
Gorseline, and others.
- Subjects of the letters include "A Distant hand lifted", Gambit,
Evergreen Review, The Outsider, other literary magazines, "The Mayan
caper", drug addiction, Dead Fingers Talk, Naked Lunch, a review of
Dead Fingers Talk including 2 cut-up style "variations" by WSB on the
review, daily life, writing processes, a "man who taught his ass hole to
talk", sex and censorship, bureaucracy as cancer, viruses, automatic
writing, "Chandler style" writing, Nova Express, Minutes to Go, Terrain
vague, cut-up writing method, mushrooms, psilosybin, Hiroshima mon
amout, 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, tape recorder experiments
(numerous references), a film to be made in Tangier, Timothy Leary, The
Exterminator, sound poetry, Brion Gysin,
The Chicago Review, WSB's son "who wants to be a writer"[William S.
Burroughs, Jr.], Paul Bowles' books Let it come downand A Sheltering
sky, typewriter problems, an "opium scandal," in Tangier, Brion Gysin's
painting, Olympia Press, The Ticket that exploded, The Soft machine, The
Edinberg Conference (1962), use of some of Paul Bowles' writing as "fold
ins" in The Soft machine, legal action against Time magazine, a film and
film script (1963), writing as being like film making, language
grafting, flicker machines, Grove Press, Beatniks in Tangier, "I am that
I am", folding and combining or juxtaposing texts (with examples),
dreams, fold-in text juxtaposing A Sheltering Sky and WSB's "East clinic
information" (copy included), Second coming, publication details of
Naked Lunch, marijuana bust, a rearrangement
of words by Lawrence Durrell, a German translation of Naked Lunch, "Back
seat dreaming", "Mr. Bradly Mr. Martin" [early title of Nova express?],
Paul Bowles' "The Pool", Institute of Far Out Studies, language
operating "directly on non-verbal centers", and other matters.
- WSB Letters to Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac
- A group of letters dated 1955-1956, in photocopied transcription
typed by R. Aaron. 33 sheets. Letters were written from Tangier, London,
and Venice. Most of the letters are addressed to Allen; two to Jack and
Allen. Persons mentioned or discussed include Miss Green, Brion Gysin,
Dr. Appfel (a physician), Kiki, WSB's father, Seymour Weiss, [A. A.]
Wyn, [Robert] Creeley, [Lionel?] Trilling, Barker, W. H. Auden, Lucien
Carr, Kenneth Rexroth, Peggy Guggenheim, Dave Lamont, Dr. J. Yerbury
Dent, Philip Whalen, Paul Bowles, and others. Some of the letters
include literary passages and routines.
- Subjects of the letters include Interzone, homosexuality, a banal
passage in a poem [of Ginsberg's] that WSB suggests deleting, drugs,
junk addiction, an article on yage, lack of money, President Eisenhower
as a junky (a literary passage), an article on Tangier, sickness and
language, Auca indians in Ecuador, a belief WSB had as a child that one
saw with one's mouth, treatment for drug addiction, Ginsberg's poem
Howl, dreams, London, LSD6, schizophrenia and similarities/connections
between schizophrenia and heroin addiction, Hell Is Where Your Ass Is,
Arabs and Arab nationalists, Naked Lunch, Ahmed, Tangier, self pity,
ego, and other matters.
- Association-Speak Scrapbook Notes and Text
Typescript, 1981-1983: "This scrap book is an exercise in
Association-Speak AS." 41 sheets orig. ts with orig. holog. notes and
editing or pc ts with pc holog. notes and editing. Includes a pc ts of
an article, "On Tutankhamun" by Julian Jaynes, with WSB's comments on
it, and an issue of The Sunday Times Magazine (London), April 2, 1972,
that features an article, with color photos, on Tutankhamun's tomb. Also
includes typed notes on the scrapbook's contents, and on readings and
performances. The ts apparently consists of descriptions of, comments
and notes on, and transcriptions of text from the scrapbook (the
scrapbook itself is not in this folder). Some of the text consists of
personal diary-like entries and reminiscences. Includes literary
passages and routines, autobiographical passages, and cut-up style
passages. Typescript makes references to The Place of dead roads, South
America, Mexico, Morocco, Marrakesh, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Nova
Convention, tornados and storms, Scientology, methadone treatment,
dreams, deaths of astronauts, Vatican scandals, Alfred Korzybski
["Koszybski"] and semantics and fallacy of the bicameral mind, and other
- WSB's Naropa Workshop Book List
A 2-pg. list, "William S. Burroughs: list of Neglected Works;
Suggested for Naropa Workshop, Fall 1976". List includes 3 titles by
WSB. Several copies in folder. 15 pc sheets.
- Testimony from the Trial of Naked Lunch
Photocopy of parts of the transcript of the 1965 Boston trial of
Naked Lunch. The parts of the trial included here consist of the
testimony of John Ciardi, Norman Mailer, Allen Ginsberg, and quotations
from a letter of WSB'S. Also included is a "descriptive summary written
by Allen Ginsberg for the purpose of making Burroughs' Naked Lunch psychologically 'available' to the counsel..." The testimony of Ciardi,
Mailer, and Ginsberg goes into some detail about the themes, structures,
and value of the book, the three's opinions about it, and about the
nature of writing and literature. 117 sheets pc ts, and 1 sheet orig.
Folder Number #13-26
- Office Materials, Burroughs Communications, 1984
Business correspondence to WSB, Burroughs Communications
correspondence mostly from and to JWG, printed announcements and other
printed matter, and several pages of notes by JWG on office operations,
things to do, phone numbers and names, etc.
- Office Material, Burroughs Communications, 1984
Contains the same kind of material as in Folder 13.
- Industrial Sabotage, 26, 1984
An issue of Industrial Sabotage, no. 26, 1984, limited to 100
copies; this is no. 34. 11 looseleaf pages in a folder, in an envelope;
all printed with rubber stamps. This copy sent to JWG by F. A.
Nettelbeck. Edited by jw curry. Includes poetry by curry & Mark Laba
("gut"),Nettelbeck ("Slot"), bp Nichol ("haeiekue"), John M. Bennett
("The Basement"), Guy R. Beining ("Stoma 830"), LeRoy Gorman ("pet"),
and others. Each poem is not attributed, but loose pages are arranged in
alphabetical order matching list of authors on inside back cover.
- WSB Letter to New York Review of Books, 1984
3 photocopies of WSB letter printed in the NYRB, July 19, 1984,
correcting some minor mistakes in an article by Luc Santa on WSB.
Accompanied by a letter to JWG from Ira Silverberg. Also included is a
copy of the issue of the NYRB in which the letter appeared.
- F. E. Kerouac Parker Letter, 1984
3-page orig. ts letter from F. E. "Edie" Kerouac Parker, to "Bill",
dated March 31, 1984, with orig. holog. corrections and notes. Letter
discusses a party for WSB's 70th birthday, book and filmscript projects,
Joan Burroughs, memories of earlier times, etc. On verso is part of an
article on Jack Kerouac by William Plummer. Includes mailing envelope.
- NASA Art in Space Proposal, 1983
Invitation and forms to submit a proposal and ideas for artist
residencies on a space station. Includes WSB's orig. ts, a 3-sheet
proposal and comments.
- The Threepenny Review Interview, 1983
Cover letter from Arun Nevader discussing the interview, the
interview's 12 questions, and WSB's typed responses. Topics include punk
rock, the concept of culture, roles of the artist, writing styles, film
and prose, Blade Runner, weapons, cut-up method, The Place of Dead
Roads, time and history, future of the human species, and other matters.
8 sheets orig. ts, 3 sheets carbon copy ts, 3 sheets pc ts.
- WSB Typescript Pages, 1984
44 leaves of photocopied ts, with some pc corrections, notes, and
addenda in WSB's hand. Top page is dated March 10, 1984. Leaves have
differing, or no pagination, and appear to have been typed at different
times on more than one typewriter. First phrase is "And walking to
- JWG in New York City, 1984
Original folder had "JWG in NYC, 6/13-6/24/84" written on it in
JWG's hand. Includes list of names and phone numbers, ticket receipts,
schedule notes, theater programs, a Poetry Project press release,
newspaper clippings, and other material.
- Reviews of The Place of Dead Roads
Two sets of reviews, sent to WSB by the book's US and UK
publishers. The reviews are from newspapers, journals, etc. Also
includes other reviews of TPODR.
- WSB in Decoder Handbuch, 1984
An issue of this German magazine with several articles by and
about WSB's and Brion Gysin's cut-up techniques, and a short section, in
German, from Cities of The Red Night.
- Al "Fritz" Grauerholz Correspondence, 1983-1984
Letters, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and other material
sent to JWG by his father, Alvin Forrest ("Fritz") Grauerholz, 1919-
- F. A. Nettelbeck, The Kiss Off
Copy of Nettelbeck's The Kiss Off, Oakland, CA: Inkblot, [1984?].
Inscribed by author to "James" [JWG].
- WSB's Comments on Francois Bucher
A typescript abstract and passage from a novel by Bucher, Ein
Strablendes Ende, with marginal notes and comments by WSB. Includes some
related correspondence. 26 sheets pc ts or cc ts with pc or orig. holog.
editing and notes.
Folder Number #27-43
- Office Material, Burroughs Communications, 1984
Business correspondence to WSB, Burroughs Communications
correspondence mostly from and to JWG, printed announcements and other
printed matter, pages of notes by Grauerholz on office operations,
things to do, phone numbers, names, etc. Includes letters from F. A.
Nettelbeck ["Fred"], correspondence about possible WSB appearances,
articles, etc., Claude and Mary Pelieu, Maurice Girodias, and others.
- Correspondence from Tom Huckabee
2-sheet ts March 1984 letter from Huckabee with promotional
material on the film Taking Tiger Mountain (part of the script was by
WSB), reviews of the film, and a small comic book by Huckabee.
- Any Number Can Play by C[laude] P[elieu] Washburn
Photocopy of typescript of a novel, dated 1975-76. In manila
envelope with notes by JWG on it. Approx. 151 pc ts with pc and orig.
- WSB Interview by Jon McIntire, 1984
Copy of The Riverfront Times(St. Louis) March 28-April 3, 1984,
with photos of WSB, and interview. Includes a note from George Laughead.
- Article on WSB in Helsingin Sanomat, 1983
Newspaper clipping from Oct. 26, 1983 issue of Finnish paper,
discussing WSB and a performance given by WSB and John Giorno in
Helsinki. With photo. Article by Harry Forsblom.
- WSB's Thoughts on a Gay State, 1984
Copy of an issue of The Advocate, no. 397, June 26, 1984, with an
article by WSB, "Thoughts on a gay state: with Chinese Tongs as a
- WSB in French Press, April 1984
Photocopies of articles, reviews, etc. in French periodicals. In an
envelope with notes by JWG.
- Sleazoid Express and Correspondence, 1983-1984
Six 1983 issues of the Sleazoid Express, a "zine" focusing on
sleazy and pornographic movies. Also included is a letter to WSB from
Jimmy McDonough, JWG's reply, and an exchange of letters between JWG and
Tom Huckabee referring to erotic films and the Sleazoid express.
- Letters Answered, 1983-1984
Letters to WSB and/or JWG, mostly dated 1984. Letters are from
Steven Lowe [an exhibition announcement], Mark Lally, Gregory
Stephenson, Aldan Rankin, Peter Wilson, and others. Most of the letters
are fan letters, requests for autographs, etc. Included are carbon
copies of WSB's typed replies (4 sheets) to Mark Lally, Gregory
Stephenson, Aidan Rankin, and Peter Wilson. Original folder has "Letters
Answered" written in WSB's hand on the outside.
- S. Clay Wilson Correspondence, 1984
Letter and postcard from Wilson, April and May 1984, accompanied by
17-page photocopy of collaborative comic book by Wilson and Willem
Holtrop. Includes carbon copy of WSB's 1-page reply with a blurb for the
book's publication. In rubber-stamped manila envelope.
- Christian Bourgois Editeur
Tabloid-format publication, ca. 1984, announcing new and
forthcoming publications. Includes several photos of WSB, and a text by
him, "Mon nom est Bill Burroughs..." C. Bourgois is the French publisher
of several of WSB's books. Date from included mailing envelope.
- The Stark Fist of Removal, no. 41, 1984
Issue of "The Official Newsletter of The Church of the Subgenius".
- Fotografie, nr. 34, 1984
Issue of German art and photography magazine, with photos by George
Dureau, an article on Genesis P. Orridge, and other material.
- St. Louis Trip, May 1984
Manila envelope containing ticket stub to Laurie Anderson's May 21,
1984 St. Louis performance, an article on her from the St. Louis Globe
Democrat, travel receipts for James Grauerholz and Tim Forcade, notes on
names, phone numbers, etc.
- William Weiss Interview with WSB
Interview in Cleveland Edition, no. 6, Oct. 4-10, 1984. Interview
discusses The Place of Dead Roadsand other topics.
- Correspondence Received, 1983-1984
Four letters and enclosures to WSB or JWG, 1983-1984, from Peter
Whitmer, Joel Bauer (includes poems), [David A.?] Messick (includes
drawings and small paintings), and Dmitri Kasterine (includes
photographs and a reply from JWG).
- Reviews and Articles About WSB, 1984
Ten articles and reviews (clippings or photocopies), about
Burroughs (the documentary film, including a photo spread from Le
Monde, Naked Lunch (by George Will), The Burroughs file(by Nigey
Lennon), The Place of Dead Roads (by Gerald Nicosia), general comments
on WSB by Steve Abbott, Mickey Friedman, Gilles Barbedette, and John F.
Bordsen, and a few photocopied pages from the WSB number of The Review
of Contemporary Fiction, Spring 1984.
Folder Number #44-51
- London-U.K. Sept.-Oct. 1982
"London-U.K. Sept.-Oct. '82" on original folder. Contains materials
relevant to a trip made by WSB and JWG to participate in The Final
Academy, a series of performances, films, installations, etc. at the
Ritzy Brixton, London, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 1982, with reading by WSB each
evening. Other participants included Brion Gysin, John Giorno, Jeff
Nuttall, Psychic TV, Cabaret Voltaire, and others. One of the principal
organizers was Genesis P. Orridge. Folder includes a poster and other
promotional material, letters and notes from The Final Academy's
organizers (several from Genesis P. Orridge), participants, guests, and
others, travel and schedule notes, names and phone numbers, travel
receipts, reviews and articles about the events, and other materials.
Includes letters or notes from Graham Dawes, Klaus Maecke (with a
photographic print of WSB), Duncan Fallowell (with some letters from JWG
and a group of photographic negatives from a photo session in Lawrence),
Nicholas Zurbrugg, Chris Challis, Roger Ely, several lengthy letters
from Genesis P. Orridge, John Calder, John Waters, and others. Includes
carbon copies of several letters written by JWG in reply to letters
received. Includes issues of The Face(no. 31, Nov. 1982), with inserted
correspondence from WSB and JWG complaining about the magazine's poor
coverage of The Final Academy; Time out (no. 631, Sept. 24-30, 1982),
with an article on WSB; and MM Melody maker(Oct. 16, 1982). Also
includes some correspondence related to WSB's methadone treatments; and
a photographic print of WSB from the movie Decoder, in which he played a
role, sent with a brief note by the film's director, Klaus Maeck, in a
brown envelope. Cf. also folders, 45, 46, and 47.
- WSB's "Statement for The Final Academy", 1982
Original 1-page typescript and final typescript dated 25 July 1982,
both with WSB's holographic notations. Statement discusses man's
"immortality in Space". Includes 2 notes, 1 by JWG, about getting the
statement to London: both notes have typed and/or holographic notations
by WSB on verso. All this material was originally in Folder 44.
- Letters from Victor Bockris, 1982
Two letters and a note (10 sheets orig. ts or holog. ms) to WSB and
JWG from Victor Bockris, discussing events in London, and plans for
WSB's visit there for The Final Academy. Includes some newspaper
clippings referring to the Beat Generation, 1 sheet of JWG's travel
schedule notes, and a largely illegible carbon copy of a JWG letter to
Bockris. All this material was originally in Folder 44.
- Brion Gysin-WSB Correspondence, 1982
Three letters (3 sheets orig. ts) from Gysin, April-July 1982, to
JWG discussing travel and performance plans, financial and health
problems, and other matters. Also one pc letter from JWG to Gysin, Aug.
1982, discussing travel and exhibitions plans; one pc letter from WSB to
Gysin, Aug. 1982, discussing travel and performance plans and financial
problems. Also included is WSB's original 3-sheet ts with holog.
corrections, dated and titled "July 6 Friday, Points of Order" and
opening "Dear Brion", which consists of detailed comments on Gysin's Here To Go discussing the concept of man as a "bad animal". Includes a
pc of same 3 sheets. This 3-page ts and pc was in an
envelope with a note in JWG's hand, "Wm's reaction to Planet R=101,
August 1982". ("Planet R-101" is the subtitle of Here To Go.) All this
material was originally in Folder 44.
- WSB and John Giorno at Lawrence Opera House, Dec. 1982
Original folder had "Opera House - WSB & John Giarno - Dec. 11,
1982" written on it in JWG's hand., Includes notes by JWG on plans for
the reading by WSB and Giorno, newspaper clippings, letters, and a
video-taping contract. Also includes a 2 August 1981 clipping from theLawrence Journal-world, discussing JWG's office and activities in
Lawrence as WSB's secretary and manager.
- Madison Chicago - Detroit, 1982
Folder of materials related to a tour of performances at the
Madison Art Center (University of Wisconsin Memorial Union Theater),
Cross Currents of Chicago, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, Oct. 17-22, 1982. Includes correspondence, contracts, schedules, receipts,
promotional material, reviews, newspaper clippings, and other material.
Performance involved a reunion between Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg,
and WSB. Includes letters to Patti Smith from JWG and WSB, a note about
travel plans from Allen Ginsberg, and a photographic print of Corso,
Ginsberg, and WSB taken by Charles Behnke in Madison, 18 Oct. 1982.
- Jack Kerouac Conference, 1982
Folder of materials related to the July-August 1982 Jack Kerouac
Conference at Naropa Institute/University of Colorado, in which WSB was
a participant. Includes correspondence, programs, promotional materials,
schedules, receipts, newspaper clippings, and other materials. Includes
2 color photographic prints of a group shot of WSB, Lawrence
Ferlinghetti, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, and others; a color
photographic print of WSB walking past some parked motorcycles, credited
to John Schoenwalter, 1982 (originally in an envelope of photocopied
newspaper clippings from Allen Ginsberg, included). Cf. also Folder 51.
- WSB Statements at Kerouac Conference, 1982
This material was originally in Folder 50. Includes a 4-sheet orig.
ts dated July 24, 1982, with WSB's orig. holog. notations, discussing
political implications of the Beat Generation; a 1-sheet orig. ts dated
1 Aug. 1982, with WSB's holog. notations, discussing human survival; and
an exchange of correspondence between Ann Charters and JWG referring to
the 4 sheet ts above, which was the basis for some of WSB's comments at
the Jack Kerouac Conference.
Folder Number #52-62
- The Final Academy, 1982
Material related to The Final Academy performance sent to WSB and
JWG by Roger Ely. Includes press reports and reviews (clippings or
photocopies),a group of 8 photographic prints of WSB (one with Brion
Gysin), 1 photographic print of John Giorno, a note from Ely, and an
audio cassette tape titled "John Walters Radio IBBC William Burroughs
- Frieburghouse, The Taste of Salt, 1983
Copy of pc 8.5 X 11 book of poetry by Richard Frieburghouse,
publishedin Lenexa, Kansas, c1983.
- San Francisco and Los Angeles Trips, 1983
Original folder has written on it in JWG's hand, "S.F./Kabuki &
L.A. shows - January 1983". Includes material related to a performance
by WSB at the Kabuki Theatre, San Francisco, Feb. 25, 1983; and a
reading at San Francisco State college. Folder includes JWG's scheduling
notes, names and phone numbers, notes on travel and performance plans;
correspondence from and to JWG pertaining to the performances; receipts;
some notes about a possible performance in Los Angeles; an envelope with
notes and correspondence referring to a possible Fall 1982 trip to and
performance in San Francisco; 2 copies of a 45rpm phonodisc of music by
The Job, 1 inscribed to WSB, the other to JWG by Marc Olmsted, a member
of the band; and a letter from Brian Doohan discussing WSB's presence in
the 2 Bladerunner films. Includes a copy of San Francisco examiner
datebook, Feb. 20, 1983, with an article by Michael Snyder about WSB in
advance of his performance; and a copy of Bam, no. 151, March 11, 1983,
with a review
of the performance by D. Robert Foster, with a letter from Foster
inserted. Persons referred to include Ken Friedman, Bill Graham, Diane
Di Prima, Patti Smith, Phillip Glass, Jim Carroll, Vale and Andrea (of
ReSearch Magazine, 2 letters included, 1 with a photographic print of
WSB), S. clay Wilson, Michael McClure (a postcard to JWG regretting
having missed the Kabuki reading), Robert Frank, John Giorno, Harold
Norse, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Paul Krassner, Michael Snyder, Tim Ware (a
postcard from Ware consisting of a photograph of WSB by Richard Avedon),
F. A. Nettelbeck, and others.
- Naropa, Summer 1983
Written on original folder, in JWG's hand: "Naropa - Summer 1983,
8/8-8/15/83". Includes JWG's travel notes and schedules, names and phone
numbers, receipts, correspondence, budgets, and related material; a
filming contract signed by WSB and Jerry Aronson; correspondence related
to a videotape project of Stephen Evans; correspondence related to WSB's
reading at the Naropa Institute; correspondence relating to plans for
WSB readings in Cleveland and Kent, Ohio, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf,
Brussels; 5 brochures/flyers from the Naropa Institute; some pages from
The Denver post, Aug. 11, 1983, with an article on WSB by J. Sebastian
Sinisi; a page from an unidentified tabloid with an article on WSB and
Beat poets by Elaine C. Erb, Aug. 12-13, 1983; and issue of Focus, the
Sunday camera's magazine, Aug. 14, 1983, with an article on WSB and
younger writers by Peter Michelson; and some photocopied pages from a
book, The Mechanics of Enlightenment [by Anthony Campbell?] with 2
holographic poems on verso of 2 sheets signed by Richard Dillon,
- Colorado Springs, Poor Richard's, 1983
Written on original folder in JWG's hand: "Colo. Spgs. - Poor
Richard's 8/15/83". Correspondence between JWG and Richard Skorman,
notes, receipts, and budget for a reading at Poor Richard's Bookstore,
Aug. 15, 1983. Includes a page from the Colorado Springs Sun, Aug. 22,
1983, with an article on WSB by Gary Olson.
- Reading Invitations, 1980-1983
Written on original folder in JWG's hand: "Notes - Reading Invites,
etc." Invitations to WSB to give readings, with JWG's replies and notes.
Invitations from Emporia State University, Bisbee Poetry Festival,
RedCreek Club, Europalia (Brussels), Forum Stadtpark (Stuttgart),
Buffalo NY, Newman Center NYC, St. Mark's Poetry Project, Bologna,
Detroit, and Kent State University. Also included is a letter from
Robert H. Jackson dated Dec. 30, 1980, referring to his having purchased
the William Burroughs Archive from Brad Morrow.
- New York City, May 1983
Written on original folder in JWG's hand: "NYC 5/18-5/22/83".
Notes, schedules, lists of names and phone numbers, budgets,
announcements, and related material pertaining to a trip made by WSB and
JWG to New York in May 1983. Also included is a catalog of "First
Editions, Catalog 718, Argosy Book Store", which lists several WSB
titles. Among the many names on the notes and lists (some are lists of
party invitees) are: JohnGiorno, Jeff Goldberg, Ira Jaffe, Ted Morgan,
Brad Morrow, Victor Bockris, Robert Palmer, Terry Southern, Lauren
Hutton, Gregory Corso, Ira Cohen, Jim Carroll, Herbert Huncke, Lucien
Carr, Peter Matson, Brad Balfour, Ornette Coleman, Jack Gelber, Lenny
Kaye, and Ann Waldman.
- Kansas City, VFW Hall, April 1983
Written on original folder in JWG's hand: "V.F.W. Hall - K.C./9
April 83". Flyers and notes for a reading WSB gave at the VFW Hall,
Kansas City, April 9, 1983. Also some correspondence between JWG and
Brian Burnes of the Kansas City Star about a possible interview with
WSB, with clippings and photo-copies of articles by Burnes. Also an 8X10
contact sheet of 35mm photographs of WSB's reading, taken by Gary Lewis.
- St. Louis, Mort's Funeral, March 1983
Written on original folder in JWG's hand: "St. Louis - Mort's
Funeral 3/1-3/2/83". Travel notes, receipts, maps, and related materials
pertaining to JWG's and WSB's trip to St. Louis to attend the funeral of
WSB's brother Mortimer Burroughs. Includes a poem in JWG's hand, dated
3/1/83, referring to walking around in St. Louis. Includes a note
referring to the funeral of Tennessee Williams in the St. Louis
Cathedral. Also included is a carbon copy ts and a photocopy ts with pc
holog. notes of a letter from WSB to Brion Gysin. The letter refers to
texts both have written on the Beats, buying a house, earnings from
WSB's San Francisco trip, Tennessee Williams' death, death and funeral
of WSB's brother Mort, and other matters.
- Kasten Photos and Nettelbeck Letter, 1983
Includes a letter from F.A. Nettelbeck to JWG (and JWG's reply)
asking about a photograph of himself and WSB at the San Francisco State
University performance in Feb. 1983. Also includes 3 8X10 contact sheets
of 35mm photo-graphs by Fritz Kasten of WSB with F.A. Nettelbeck, JWG,
and others at San Francisco State University, Feb. 1983; and a 5X7
photographic print of one of the photographs.
- Energy and How To Get It, 1983
1983 correspondence between JWG and others pertaining to
distribution and showings of Robert Frank's film, Energy and How To Get
It, and posters for 2 showings of the film.
Box 6 (oversized)
Folder Number #63
- Light Reading for Light Years, ca. 1982
According to JWG's "1997 bookgift" inventory list, this is the
"final draft for typist". 275 pages plus inserted ts pages of Light
Reading for Light Years by WSB, edited by Victor Bockris. Consists of
orig. ts, pc ts, and pc printed text, all with WSB's or JWG's orig. and
pc holog. notations and edits, with most sheets taped to 11X14 in.
sheets from a sketchbook. Includes 1 page of "Points for Bill for Light
Reading", apparently from Bockris. Text of ts consists of essays and
autobiographical passages, at least some of which had been published
previously. Subjects include the Johnson family, art,
writing, WSB's youth and family, Jack Kerouac, Hollywood, junk, cancer,
Wilhelm Reich, smoking, control, the Necronomicon, national security,
sex, women, Freud, death, reading, human survival and other matters.
Label on sketchbook cover says "Final Draft for Typist. Book One." Many
of the essays in Light Reading for Light Years, which was never
published, were included in The Adding Machine. Cf. also SPEC.CMS.40,
box 44, folder 429.
Not in the folders
The Place of Dead Roads, 3rd Draft, 1982
Photocopy of typescript, "3rd draft - as edited and corrected by
WSB, Aug. 1982". 591 numbered sheets of pc ts with pc holog. edits and
insertions by WSB, with occasional inserted sheets of pc ts. Cf. also
boxes 8, 32. Cf. also SPEC.CMS.40, boxes 24, 25, 26, 47, 48, 49.
Not in the folders
The Place of Dead Roads, 2nd Draft, 1982
"2nd draft - Printout June 1982, typed into word-processor by
Stewart Meyer". 603 numbered sheets of ts, with orig. pencilled
corrections. This is the ts that was photocopied with corrections,
edits, and insertions in box 7. Cf. also boxes 7, 32. Cf. also
SPEC.CMS.40, boxes 24, 25, 26, 47, 48, 49.
Not in the folders
Books and Magazines, 1979-1982
7 Publications and 1 audio cassette as follows:
Re/Search, San Francisco, no. 4/5, 1982. Contains material by and
aboutWSB and Brion Gysin.
- New Blood, Boulder, no. 6, 1982. Issue includes a group of poems by
William S. Burroughs, Jr.
- Burroughs, William, Early Routines, Santa Barbara: Cadmus Editions,
Burroughs, William S.,Doctor Benway: a passage from The Naked Lunch,
with a new introduction by the author, Santa Barbara: Bradford Morrow,
1979. 'Subtitle on cover: "A Variant passage from The Naked lunch".
- Bockris, Victor, With William Burroughs: a report from the bunker, New
York: Seaver Books, 1981. With dust jacket. inscribed to "Dearest
William, with all my love. Victor, N.Y.C. June 19 1981." Includes 2
holographic poems inserted, by Victor Bockris, "I shall refrain from
using the phrase 'and stuff'", and "I shall cut my hair and go to sea."
Stereo Headphones, Brisbane, no. 8-9-10, 1982. Issue inscribed to JWG
by the editor Nicholas Zurbrugg. Issue includes a facsimile reproduction
of ts of "The Future on the novel" by WSB, and a 45rpm phonodisc with
work by Bernard Heidsieck and Henri Chopin.
- Christian Bourgois Editeur, 10/18, [catalog] 1er Septiembre au 31
Decembre 1982. Includes material by and about WSB; in French.
1 audio cassette in a mailing envelope addressed to WSB from Mrs. Karen
Williams, Akron, Ohio. Cassette insert indicates tape has recordings of
"Shane Williams, recorded at USP Leavenworth" and "Dream Syndicate
recorded live at USP Leavenworth", both 1983. JWG inventory indicated
this tape includes "letter from jail to WSB".
- Blue Riddim, 1981
Press kit for a Kansas City reggae band. Includes numerous press
reviews, 1 clipping and the rest photocopies, dated 1980-1981. According
to JWG's inventory, Blue Riddim was a "Lawrence KS reggae band, friends
of JWG (no WSB assoc.)".
- From 1981 Tour Files
Note on original folder, in JWG's hand: "4 June 82, paper pulled
from Fall '81 tour files". Includes 5 sheets of notes with names, phone
numbers, and other notes; 2 letters from Marc Von Arx discussing a
possible meeting between WSB and Carlos Castaneda; 2 letters from
Gregory Stephenson requesting a WSB contribution for the magazine Pearl,
accompanied by 3 pages of WSB ts and 1 page carbon copy ts, all with WSB
holog. editing, consisting of a poem, "Let it come down" and other
passages, all apparently from The Place of Dead Roads; and a letter from
Gerard Reith accompanied by 2 brochures, "Was Satan behind the American
revolution", and "Strategic considerations".
- Correspondence, Flyers, Etc., 1980-82
Flyers for a WSB/John Giorno performance in Lawrence KS, Dec. 22,
1982; 2 brochures from the Bisbee Poetry Festivals for 1980 and 1981; 2
tabloid announcements/schedules for the Naropa Institute, Summer 1982; a
blank 1982 wall calendar; a 1982 newspaper clipping about a tour of
performers from The Kitchen; 4 letters, Feb.-May 1982, to JWG from John
0. Gilmore III discussing details of a possible WSB performance in
Charlotte NC, with 1 sheet of notes by JWG; a letter from Carlos Boll,
June 1982, discussing a possible WSB performance in New Orleans; and 3
sheets of JWG and other notes.
- New Departures, 14, 1982
An issue of magazine New Departures, no. 14, 1982, Stroud, Glos.,
England. Includes work by John Furnival, Jonathan Williams, David
Gascoyne, Michael Horovitz, Tom Pickard, David Hockney, Allen Ginsberg,
Samuel Beckett, Michael Hamburger, and many others. Edited by Michael
Horovitz. Includes 3 letters (originals with photocopies and/or carbon
copies) from Horovitz to WSB discussing WSB's possible appearance in the
magazine and as a possible participant in a future Poetry Olympics.
Includes sheets of promotional material and reviews related to the
magazine and to the Poetry Olympics. Issue of the magazine focuses on
the 2nd Poetry Olympics, 1981.
A 2-page 1981 press release from Devo, a new wave rock band. Also a
letter from WSB and one from JWG, both June 4, 1982, to Jerry Casale
introducing a WSB poem as a possible lyric for Devo, in response to a
request. Includes ts and 2 photocopies of WSB poem "Pick up sticks",
with 2 pages of ts drafts of the poem with WSB's holog. editing, of part
of WSB's letter explaining what a "stick" is, some notes on Devo by JWG,
some August 1982 notes on High Times (the magazine) by JWG and a 3-page
pc 1982 interview of Jerry Casale of Devo by High Times, with a note
from Vale and Andrea of ReSearch. A version of the WSB poem appeared in
his novel The Place of Dead Roads.
- Burroughs Communications Correspondence Received, 1983
Performance, publication, and other announcements; fan letters;
requests for autographs; and several sheets of scheduling and other
notes by JWG. Includes a book of poetry, Jim Morrison Visits Disneyland,
by B. L. Kennedy, 1982, inscribed by author to WSB with a letter from
author inserted requesting an introduction by WSB for a new book; a
catalog from The Other Publishers; a small book of poems by Franco
Beltrametti, Il Libro delle X, 1983, inscribed by author to WSB and JWG;
an issue of Inkblotmagazine, no. 1, 1983; a press kit for the
publication of Timothy Leary's Flashbacks; and a catalog from the New
College of California Program in Poetics, 1983-1984.
- Burroughs Communications Correspondence Received, 1983
Performance, publication, and other announcements; a request for an
interview; requests for information; and other correspondence received.
Includes carbon copies of some of JWG's replies, and scheduling,
contacts, and other notes by JWG. Includes a photocopied poem by Phil
[Heyfolg?]; and a letter from Duncan Fallowell requesting comments by
WSB on AIDS, with a carbon copy of WSB's brief reply.
- Isabel and Jean-Louis Baudron Correspondence, 1983
11-page typed letter from I. and J.-L. Baudron to WSB and JWG.
Subjects include translations of WSB's works into French, apomorphine
treatment of drug addiction, schizophrenia, psychiatry, and related
matters. Letter accompanied by a 15-page case study and transcription of
an interview with a psychiatric patient who had a disorder involving
being "invaded by 10 pronouns". Folder includes carbon copy of 2-page
typed letter from WSB and JWG in reply discussing apomorphine treatment,
medical practice, psychiatry, and voices in psychosis.
- Victor Bockris Correspondence, 1983
4 letters and 1 postcard from Bockris to WSB, Feb.-May 1983.
Subjects include Paul Getty, a policeman who boiled his murder victims,
Damita and Abdul, Marcia Resnick, Wayne Kramer, John Giorno, Bockris'
writing projects, Dr. Benway, a MS of WSB's essays [cf. box 6, Light
Reading from Light Years], a visit of WSB to New York City, and other
matters. Includes a color photocopy of a photograph of JWG, WSB, and
Bockris taken in Liverpool, and inscribed "To Bill and James" by
Bockris, in an inscribed manila envelope.
- G. Varela Marin, 1982
Two publications by Marin. One is a single page broadside, "The
Other man", Tijeras NM: Con Sapos Publications, 1982, a story; the other
a small chapbook, Turning points, Tijeras NM: Papalote Publications,
1982, prose poems. In a mailing envelope addressed to WSB.
- F.A. Nettelbeck, Large Talk, 1983
8-page chapbook of poetry, inscribed by Nettelbeck to WSB and JWG.
Published Belvidere IL: Road/House Press, 1983. In envelope addressed to
- Recording Projects, 1983
Correspondence, promotional materials and notes pertaining to
requests to use WSB's voice in recordings. These include 2 letters from
Gus Van Sant, Jr. and JWG's reply; a letter from Bill Milosz and JWG's
reply; and a letter from Ministry of Culture's Larry C. with promotional
material for the recording "Minutes to go" (not WSB's work of that
title), and other material.
- Warren Frank/WSB Recording Projects, 1982-1983
Correspondence between Frank and JWG regarding a recording project
in which Frank planned to use WSB reading selected passages from The Job (the passages are included). Also included is a newspaper article and
other material about Frank; a photocopied ts, "After dinner with the
jackels" [sic], by Franklin Scott, which includes a section, "The
Ravings of Warren Frank", discussion of other recording projects of WSB;
a lengthy and detailed proposal from Frank for his WSB recording
project; and correspondence, script, and contract for a recording/video
collaboration between John Cale and WSB, to be produced by Frank.
- Peter Roberts, Veins of Darkness, 1983
36-page photocopied ts in black binder "Veins of darkness": a
documentary film series proposal by Peter Roberts, copyright 1983. The
series of films was to focus on the "politics of heroin". Inserted are
letters from Peters to WSB and Allen Ginsberg requesting their
participation in the project, and a carbon copy of a reply from JWG.
- Burroughs Communications Correspondence Received, 1981-1983
Performance, publication, and other announcements; personal and
business correspondence to JWG; letters to WSB requesting information,
interviews, etc.; and JWG's notes of office operations, names, phone
numbers, etc. Includes letters from Bruce Rubenstein, Charles Gatewood,
Michael Brownstein, Gerald Nicosia, Dick Higgins (a list of
publications), Al Aronowitz, Steve Bernstein, Richard Dillon, and
others. Names on JWG's notes include Peter Matson, Philip Glass, Tom
Huckabee, Carlos Fuentes, Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Robert Palmer,
John Cale, Warren Frank, and others. Includes a cc of a letter of
recommendation by JWG for Christopher Lucas.
- Burroughs Communications Correspondence Received, 1981-1983
Performance, publication, and other announcements; business
correspondence to JWG; letters to WSB requesting information, etc.; and
JWG's notes of office operations, names, phone numbers, etc. Other
materials include a grocery list; photocopied pages from the Spring 1982
issue of Policy review with examples of "pornography" written by NEA
grantees; and correspondence related to WSB entries in several Who's
whos and directories. Folder includes letters from Steven Lowe
(including a cc of a letter from JWG to Lowe retailing a dream JWG had
about Lowe), John Bassett (of the musical group Vector, including a demo
audio cassette and an article on Wilhelm Reich by Peter Marin from Psychology Today, Sept. 1982), Miguel Algarin, and others. Names
on JWG's notes include Lita Hornik, Iggy Pop, Allen [Ginsberg?], Laurie
Anderson, Barney Rossett, Gregory Corso, Robert Frank, Ken Friedman, and
- Burroughs Communications Correspondence Received, 1982-1983
Performance, publication, and other announcements; business
correspondence to JWG; personal correspondence to JWG; fan mail to WSB;
letters to WSB requesting information, etc.; JWG's notes of office
operations, names, phone numbers, etc.; notes of real estate
possibilities; and other material, including a Dec. 1982 issue of
Research in Review, about ocean exploration. Folder includes
correspondence from Francisco Mattos (with a photocopied booklet of
altered comic strips), Colin Greenwood, David Sloven, Bond Bergland,
John Hopkins (with a cc of WSB's reply), Jean Raynal, David Dalton,
Steve Hellerman (of Oboe magazine), Carlos Boll, Claude Pelieu, and
others. Names in JWG's notes include Jason Weiss, Allen Ginsberg, John
Giorno, Lita Hornik, Joe Maynard, Carl Weissner, and others.
- Burroughs Communications Correspondence Received 1982-1983
Performance, publication, exhibition, and other announcements;
business and personal correspondence to JWG; fan mail and requests for
information to WSB; JWG's notes of office operations, names, phone
numbers, etc.; a copy of The Harvey Milk Archives Newsletter, vo. 1, no.
1, 1983; newspaper clippings on Robert Wilson, Michael D. Storms, The
Grolier Club, Arthur Koestler, and other matters; and other materials.
Includes correspondence from Franco Beltrametti, Timothy Leary, Debbie
Harry, F. A. Nettelbeck (with a copy of This is Important, no. 6, 1983,
with work by WSB, John Giorno, Karl Kempton,
John M. Bennett, and Nettelbeck), Susan Landry (of Fotofolio, Inc.), Joe
Maynard, Duncan F...., The Subgenius Foundation, Steve Wilson, James
Ahearn, and others. Names of JWG's notes include Peter Matson, Abbie
Hoffman, Hunter Thompson, Norman Mailer, Miguel Algarin, Jerry Dreva,
David Young, Ted Morgan, Karl Hoffman, Harry Smith, Jerry Nicosia,
Gerald Mikkelson, Grigori Blaklanov, Jaime Manrique, and others.
- Hans Zippert/WSB Correspondence, 1983
Three questions for WSB from Zippert, of Dreckmagazine. The
questions have to do with saving the world and with extraterrestrial
visitors. WSB's 2-page orig. ts first draft of a reply is included,
along with 2 copies (1 orig. ts, 1 cc ts) of a 1-page second (perhaps
- WSB on Hemingway, 1982
A request from the New York Times to WSB to contribute a piece for
the New York Times Book Review's "My most obnoxious writer" feature. WSB
chose Hemingway, and his 1-page orig. ts with orig holog. editing is in
- WSB Address Book
Address book in envelope. Envelope has a note by JWG written on it:
"WSB's Address Book from London years and into early 1980's". Black
17.5cm X 23cm address book, with holographic entries in WSB's hand, and
in other handwritings. Inserted are numerous scraps of paper, envelopes,
etc., with names, addresses, and/or phone numbers, and a small paper
address book with numerous entries in several hands, WSB's among them.
- Letters and Cards Received by WSB, 1979-1984
In a manila envelope, on which JWG has written, "letters filed by
Wm - Feb 84". Most of the material is dated 1983. Includes several
Christmas cards, and some fan mail. Includes letters and/or cards from
Michael Page, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Otto and Gertrude Belue,
David A. Messick, Felicity [Mason] [Anne Cumming], John Waters, Joe
Maynard, Steve Bernstein, Edie [Kerouac Parker?], Richard Seaver (with a
review of The Place of Dead Roads from Publisher's Weekly), Nicholas
Zurbrugg, Ted Morgan, Brion Gysin, JWG dated 19 June 1979, dealing with
travel, recording, and other plans), and others. Names in letters, on
notes, cards, or empty envelopes include M. P. Burroughs, Jr., Ted
Morgan, Ira, Brion Gysin, Steven Lowe, Udo [Breger], and
others. Folder includes a Dec. 1983 fan letter from Michael Fontana, a
college student, with a cc of WSB's brief, encouraging reply; 3 unsent
Christmas and other cards from WSB; pc of a letter from Henri Laborit to
Isabelle Baudron discussing the pharmacology of apomorphine; several
empty mailing envelopes; a newspaper article, July 1983, on grizzly
bears by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.; 1 sheet of notes, dated Feb. 2, 1984, in
WSB's handwriting; an undated WSB note, "The windows will a smell of
dirty feet ... "; other WSB notes of names, phone numbers, etc.; and
- Warner Bros. Records Publicity, 1984
Includes a guide to March 1984 releases, and 2 copies of Word of
Mouth, v. 2, no. 2, 1984, which discusses the Warner Bros. release of
Laurie Anderson's Mister Heartbreak and WSB's participation in that
- American Atheist, January 1984
An issue of American Atheist, v. 26, no. 1, January 1984 in a
manila envelope addressed to WSB from Ken Anger.
- Gus Van Sant/JWG Correspondence, 1984
8 May 1984 letter from Van Sant to JWG discussing 4 songs Van Sant
produced using WSB's voice, and a film, Mala Noche, also to be produced
by Van Sant (not involving WSB). Carbon copy of JWG's reply included.
- WSB Dream MS, 1983
10 sheets of orig. holog. text by WSB, dated Dec. 22, 1983. Most
sheets are written on both sides. In a manila envelope with JWG's
handwritten note on it, "(Alan Ansen: The Cell), contains WSB dream MS."
Text deals with old age, death, Egypt, sex, The Place of Dead Roads, and
- Alan Ansen/WSB Correspondence, 1983
Copy of Routines by Alan Ansen, Athens, 1969-1983 a photocopied 23-leaf book of poems and texts, inscribed by author to "Bill". Also an 8-page orig. ts by Ansen, titled "William Burroughs: a personal view":
this is an article discussing WSB's work up through Cities of The Red
Night preceded by a brief account of Ansen's personal knowledge of WSB.
Also in folder are 3 pages of WSB's July 12, 1983 ts reply to Ansen's
article; 1 page of which is orig. ts first draft; 2 pages of which are
carbon copies. WSB's reply discusses a couple of points in Ansen's
article, his current writing (The Western Lands), and his current living
arrangements and travel. Also in folder is a business card of Henry
Geldzahler of New York City.
- JWG Personal Letters Received, 1981-1983
Note on original folder: "JWG personal ltrs, no answer needed,
1/10/83". Includes letters and cards from Joe Schmitt, Klaus Maeck,
Victor Bockris (unsigned 5-page ts letter to WSB making reference to Making Tracks, the book by Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and Bockris), Mark
Bingham, Michael White (2 letters; 1 to WSB, 1 to JWG, both discussing
WSB's classes at Naropa in 1981), David Braddy, Bill William, F. A.
Nettelbeck, Ira (a letter referring to JWG's friend, a different Ira
[Silverberg?]), Joe Maynard, Steven Lowe, Udo Breger
(letter to WSB about trip to London for The Final Academy), John Hopkins
(with a cc of JWG's reply), Sam Lerner, Nick Lahage, Victor Bockris,
Tyson Palmer, and others. Names mentioned in letters, on notes, etc.,
include Ira [Silverberg?], Laurie Anderson, Allen Ginsberg, Victor
Bockris, John Ashbury, Harold Norse, Genesis P. Orridge, John Giorno,
Brion Gysin, Ted Morgan, Alan Ansen, Ira Jaffe,
Philip Glass, and others. Subjects of the correspondence include WSB
readings, travel, films and recordings; friends and acquaintances;
methadone treatment; WSB publications; reviews of WSB's work; WSB at
Naropa Institute; City moon; JWG family and personal matters; and other
subjects. Folder includes notes of names, addresses, phone numbers,
etc.; chain letters; Christmas and birthday cards; a copy of Konza: Kaw
Council newsletter, Dec. 1982; a copy of the New York Times Book Review,
Dec. 5, 1982, with a short piece by WSB in a "Books I have enjoyed"
feature, in which WSB chooses books on medicine and espionage and
discusses his interest in those topics; and other materials.
- Newspaper Clippings, ca. 1983
Newspaper clippings, some dated 1983, some from the Lawrence Daily
Journal-World. Subjects include storms, deaths, drugs, animals, crime,
science topics, Latin America, and other matters.
- Newspaper Clippings, ca. 1983
Newspaper clippings, some dated 1983, some from theLawrence Daily
Journal-World. Subjects include guns, storms, deaths, animals, Latin
America, crime, and other matters. In a folder on which is written WSB's
holog. pencilled note, "additional weapon material, Kim's patents."
- Newspaper Clippings, ca. 1983
Newspaper clippings, some dated 1983, some from the Lawrence Daily
Journal-World. Subjects include history of Lawrence, KS; John F.
Kennedy; train derailment; animals; drugs; cancer; Vladimir Nabokov;
crime; and other matters. Includes several pictures of young boys.
Includes 2 reviews of Howard Brookner's film Burroughs from the Times
literary supplement, "3/4/83"; and from The New York times, Oct. 8,
1983. In a folder on which is WSB's holog. pencilled note, "Western
Lands, copies of 1st drafts."
- Newspaper Clippings, ca. 1983
Newspaper clippings, some dated 1983, some from the Lawrence daily
Journal-World. Subjects include Latin America, airplane crashes, crime,
prisons, and young boys. In a folder on which is WSB's holog. pencilled
note, "Egyptian glph [sic] material."
- Material Collected in New York City, 1984
In a manila envelope on which is JWG's note, "Stuff collected in
NYC, Feb. '84". Consists of several small press publications, mostly
poetry, and some dot-matrix printouts of texts by Mart Malakoff.
Publications include 5 broadside publications from the same source
called Clot, Squirm, Beefless Thank, or FBC, 4 of them dated 1983;
Poetry X, by Sabotage, Shadow Street, Lights Out!, Washington, DC: The
Umbra Group, 1983; Even: poems, by Damon Norko, College Park, MD, 1983;
Enzyme: poems, Damon Norko, College Park, MD, 1983; Liebestod, Damon
Norko, College Park, MD, 1984; The Ghost writer of Shakespeare: poems
1980-1982, Carrington Bonner, Baltimore, MD: Blackbone Productions,
1982, inscribed by author; and Tie me to a tree, by Jackson Morton,
Morgantown, WV, [nd]. Also includes 4 photocopied sheets of poems and a
letter by Parker Quentin.
- East Village Eye, April 1984
Issue of tabloid newspaper with an interview with WSB by T. X.
Ember "I still get a thrill when I see you, Bill". Interview deals with
WSB's writing, WSB's books, WSB's life in Kansas, and other matters.
Issue also includes a review of The Place of Dead Roads by James Graham.
- St. Louis Trip, March 1984
Photocopies of 3 reviews of Howard Brookner's film, Burroughs,
which was shown in St. Louis with WSB present at the opening, March 29,
for a booksigning. The reviews are from The St. Louis Weekly, The St.
Louis Globe Democrat, and [The St. Louis Post Dispatch?]. Also a copy of
The St. Louis Weekly, March 21, 1984, with an article/interview with WSB
by Jan Herman. Also 3 color photographic prints of WSB at a book-signing
event. All in a mailing envelope from Left Bank Books, St. Louis.
- Reviews of WSB Books and Brookner's Film, Feb.-Mar. 1984
Approx. 35 pc articles, reviews, and announcements, from newspapers
and other media, mainly of The Place of Dead Roads, and the Howard
Brookner film, Burroughs. In a manila envelope with JWG's notes on it.
- Naropa Magazine, Feb. 1984
Issue of Naropa magazine, v. 1, no. 1, Feb. 1984. Includes photos
of WSB, who visited Naropa in Summer 1983, and is announced as a faculty
member for July 1984.
- New Musical Express, Oct. 1982
Issue ofNew Musical Express, London, Oct. 16, 1982. Includes a
cartoon by Shaky Kane, Featuring WSB. Also includes an interview and
article, "William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin".
- Warren Peace Conference, 1983
May 7, 1983 letter from Warren Peace accompanied by pc and other
material dealing with record collecting. Two 7 in. phonograph records
with music by The Cunts, Shortwave Band, and Occupants; an issue of
Moody Street Irregulars, Winter/Spring 1981, with an interview with WSB
by Jennie Skerl; a Star-Trek theme comic book, Voyages of the
Enterprise, no. 1, ca.1980; and nos. 18 and 20 of Nostalgia World, 1982,
a tabloid-format publication for collectors of popular media. Includes a
carbon-copy of JWG's Aug. 1983 reply asking about copies of WSB's "Call
me Burroughs" LP recording of WSB and [Alain Robbe-?] Grillet. In a
manila mailing envelope.
- French and St. Louis Press, March-April 1984
Program announcing an April 5 WSB performance as part of Le
Festival de Bourges; 3 copies of the newspaper La Nouvelle Republique du
Centre-Ouest, April 4, 1984, with a photo of WSB on the front page; a
program for the festival "Le Printemps de Bourges" (which included WSB,
Brion Gysin, John Giorno, Amiri Baraka, and many others); a copy of Le
Matin de Paris, April 5, 1984, with an article on the festival and a
photo of WSB; a copy of Liberation, April 5, 1984, with an article on
the festival and a photo of WSB; a copy of The Riverfront Times (St.
Louis), no. 286, March-April 1984, with an interview with WSB by Jon
McIntire; and photocopies of 2 articles on WSB from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Weekly, March 1984 [both also in folder 98].
- Allen Ginsberg's Notes on The Place of Dead Roads
Two-page pc ts with pc signature of Allen Ginsberg, dated 2/10/'84
The text used in publicity and cover blurbs for The Place of Dead Roads.
- WSB in the Media, Jan.-Mar. 1984
Reviews, announcements, articles, publicity materials; photocopies
and/or originals, newspaper clippings, etc. Subjects include Howard
Brookner's film Burroughs; The Place of Dead Roads; WSB's 70th birthday
party at Limelight; and other matters. Includes articles or reviews by
John Stark, Burr Snider, Henry Allen, Dan Strachan, Jan Herman, John F.
Bordsen, Gerald Nicosia, Peter Ross, Jay Tolsten, Chuck Twardy, and
others. Some newspaper pages apparently had articles on WSB, but the
articles have been cut out of them. In a folder marked "Burroughs, 674-0265, James". Cf. folder 109.
- Ira Silverberg Correspondence, March 1984
Original or pc letters from Silverberg to JWG, Brion Gysin, and
John Duka, accompanied by pc media coverage of WSB's 70th birthday party
at the Limelight, and Howard Brookner's film Burroughs.
- The Washington Blade, Feb. 1984
Feb. 10, 1985, v. 15, no. 6 issue of a tabloid weekly focussed on
the gay community of Washington DC. Includes an interview with Allen
Ginsberg. Pages 19-20 missing, which apparently included an account of
WSB's 70th birthday party at the Limelight, and a review of The Place of
Dead Roads, by Jim Marks. A letter from Marks to JWG discusses the
account and review. In a manila mailing envelope. Cf. folder 109.
- New York Times Book Review, Feb. 19, 1984
Contains a long review of The Place of Dead Roads by Perry Meisel,
a short excerpt from the book, and an autobiographical essay by WSB,
with photo, titled "My purpose is to write for the space age". Folder
contains 5 copies of the issue, and a manila envelope addressed to JWG.
There is a 6th copy in another manila envelope.
- WSB in the Media, 1984
Two sheets of UPI wire reports, and clippings from newspapers and
tabloids, some glued to white paper, some as photocopies; and publicity
material. Includes reviews and announcements of The Place of Dead Roads,
Howard Brookner's film Burroughs, and other material. Contains the
material missing from newspaper pages in folders 105 and 107.
- Ira Silverberg and WSB Birthday Party, 1984
Includes invitations to the party at Limelight, Feb. 6, 1984 (2
pieces); invitation/program to a party at NYC's Danceteria; 2 copies of
an invitation to a party celebrating WSB's Junky, and William S.
Burroughs Jr.'s Speed; telegrams with birthday greetings to WSB from
Mary McCarthy, James West, Fred and Patti Smith, and a note from Joan
Didion; 2 letters to JWG from Ira Silverberg (one of the organizers of
both parties); guest lists and seating charts for the Limelight party;
and several sheets of pc book reviews, announcements, and articles
pertaining to WSB, 1984.
- Two Envelopes
Two empty manila envelopes; 1 postmarked Feb. 1984, return address
from Roger Martin, Univ. of Kansas; the other postmarked June 1984, with
return address from Ron Eckert and a short nearly illegible note in
JWG's hand, "encl. short MS. ['Umlan'?]
- Frankie Edith [Dietz] Kerouac-Parker, 1982
Photocopied outline and 53-page corrected ts of Absolute Purity of
Nobody, by Frankie Edith Dietz [Kerouac]-Parker, a memoir of her life
with Jack Kerouac and of Kerouac's funeral, c1979. Also a copy of A
Protagonist in Psychological Sabotage by G. Huntington Stephenson,
Roseville, MI: Ridgeway Press, 1982, inscribed by F. E. Kerouac-Parker;
and Save the Frescoes that Are Us: (a Detroit tribute to Jack Kerouac),
edited M.L. Liebler with F. E. Kerouac-Parker, Roseville, MI: Ridgeway
Press, 1982, inscribed "To Willie B. from Edie... Naropa, Boulder ...",
1982. All in a manila mailing envelope, with her notes on it, and a note
in JWG's hand, "rec'd from FEKP, July 1982, Boulder". Save the Frescoes
that Are Uscontains poems by Frankie Edith Kerouac-Parker, Jack Kerouac
and others. Absolute Purity of Nobody contains extensive reminiscences
of Joan Vollmer Burroughs.
- Fresh Sounds, Start, Allen Ginsberg, 1982-1983
Promotional material for bands Start and Micronotz, recorded by
Fresh Sounds, of Lawrence, KS. Contracts and correspondance between
William Rich, JWG, and Allen Ginsberg pertaining to a song with lyrics
and voice by Allen Ginsberg and music by Start. Two versions of a text,
"Declaration of three", by Eugenio Yevtuchenko, Allen Ginsberg, and
Ernesto Cardenal, Jan. 1982. Text of the Ginsberg poem, "The Little fish
devours the big fish", which was used as the lyrics for aStart song,
and to celebrate the "Declaration of three". A poem by Ginsberg, pc ts,
"Poem from a line by Anne Waldman", July 10, 1982, inscribed by author
to "Bill B." Several sheets of notes by JWG pertaining to the
collaborative recording project. Two copies of an
8X10 black and white photographic print of WSB with 4 unidentified boys,
probably a band. A copy of Non LP B Side, May/June 1982, Cedarhurst, NY,
with a brief review of Start's "Tales of glory". All in an envelope with
JWG's notes written on it. Cf. also folder 116.
- American Book Review, v. 5, nos. 2 & 3, 1983
Two issues of ABR addressed to WSB; no WSB material in them. Also
in folder: a postcard announcing events and performances at the
Nightclub 9:30, Aug. 1982, in Washington DC.
- Our Conscious Love, v. 5, 1982
Sample issue of a tabloid literary magazine, with a pc letter
introducing the magazine to people at the Naropa Institute. In a mailing
envelope addressed to WSB.
- Certain Gestures, no. 3, [1982?]
Copy of a literary magazine from Middlesex, England, with an
article introducing WSB and his work by David Tiffen, one of the
editors. Article includes 2 photos of WSB in London, with Victor Bockris
and Genesis P. Orridge. Includes a letter to WSB from Tiffen and a
carbon copy of JWG's reply, in which he refers to a song by the
Micronotz, with lyrics by WSB (cf. folder 113). In a manila mailing
- Nit & Wit, Jan/Feb 1983
Issue of "Chicago's arts magazine", with an article, with 2 photos,
on WSB, "Burroughs: mainling the mainstream", by Allen Barra. The 2-page
article discusses WSB in general, and Naked Lunch and Cities of the Red
Night in particular.
- High Times, April 1983
Issue of the magazine with a story by Charles Bukowski, "There's no
business like show business"; and an article/interview on David
- Jean Willi, Bloomsday
Catalog and poster for an exhibition, "Bloomsday 82", of art by
Jean Willi. Exhibition at the Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany, 1982-1983. The art consists of a handwritten version, with drawings, of James
Joyce's Ulysses. In a padded mailer from Willi, with her return address
in Ibiza, Spain.
- Cities of the Red Night Editing Notes
41 sheets of notes (orig. holog. and pc holog. with orig. holog.
additions) by JWG dealing with chapter arrangements, synopsis and
structure of book, pagination, and extensive notes on spellings, word
choice, and other editorial matters. In envelope with JWG's note on it,
"Cities of the Red Night, Editing Notes - JWG, (1979)".
- Kerouac, After Me the Deluge
487 numbered pc sheets, plus inserted sheets, titled After me the
Deluge: Collected Prose and Poetry of Jack Kerouac, compiled and edited
by Michael White. Consists of photocopies of printed and transcribed
essays, interviews, stories, poems, letters, biographical materials, and
other materials by Jack Kerouac, with a typed index and title page.
- Howard Mitcham, Hot Flashbacks and Cool Cookies
27-sheet pc ts with drawings. Complete title: Hot flashbacks and
cool cookies: reminiscences of Greenwich Village in the 40's and 50's,
by Howard Mitcham. In brown binder.
- The Revised Boy Scout Manual
Approx. 100-sheet pc typeset WSB text, in a grey binder. Label on
cover reads "The Revised Boy Scout Manual, William S. Burroughs,
(transcribed from tapes by Vale of Research, S.F.)". Orig. ts letter
from Vale inserted, date-stamped Sep. 9, 1982, with 3 sheets pc proposed
illustrations for book. Letter discusses design plans for book. JWG's
inventory says that this text was transcribed from tapes in the William
S. Burroughs Papers, SPEC.CMS.40, box 52, folders 535-548.
- The Place of Dead Roads and Essays Diskettes
Box of 8 CPT Diskettes, 8X8 in. floppy word processing computer
diskettes. Note by JWG in his inventory says "might contain valuable
info". Diskettes are labeled as follows: 1) The Place of Dead Roads,
first draft, pages 000 to 175; 2) The Place of Dead Roads, first draft,
pages 176 to 374; 3) The Place of Dead Roads, first draft, pages 376 to
499; 4) The Place of Dead Roads, second draft, pages 000 to 030, from
session 1 June 82, 19 June 82; 5) Essays, Disk 1, I, "N Disk, N-3, N-4,
N-5, Prt Controls, 1 PRTLIST; 6) Essays, "IT" Disk #1, II; 7) Essays,
III, "M" Disk, "A" Disk; 8) Essays, IV, "F" Disk, "0" Disk, "C" Disk.
Note on box says essays are from The Adding Machine.
- Office and Unidentified Diskettes
Box of 111 CPT Diskettes, 8X8 in. floppy word processing computer
diskettes. Note by JWG in his inventory says, "might contain valuable
info". Diskettes are labeled as follows: 1) Math disk, DEVER SONTAG;
2)CMBNY, CHART, LABEL, 010 Files, '80; 3) 1980 W.S.B. & J.W.G. Accounts;
4) AG., P.O.; 5) KERLTR; 6) SPK; 7-11) [no labels or writing on disks].
Some unattached labels in box read "1981, W.S.B. & J.W.G. Accounts";
"Essays "N' Disk"; "Essays 'T' Disk #2".
- Interzone, Final Assembly Draft, 1988
Approx. 500 sheets computer printout and pc ts, with pc holog.
editing in WSB's hand, and orig. holog. editing in JWG's hand, in a box.
Includes a group of approx. 26 sheets labelled "Out from IZ..."; a
"Checklist of Interzone Materials ... "; and 3 copies, with variable
holog. editing, of a 17-sheet text titled "Interzone: Editorial
Introduction". Note on box in JWG's hand: "INTERZONE, Final assembly
draft 2/28, 2/20/88, Gerry Howard/Viking, I couldn't wait to make up a
- Interzone Editing Printout
Approx. 200 sheet computer printout with orig. pencilled holog.
editing by JWG. Includes holog. list of chapter nos. in JWG's hand. In
envelope with JWG's notes written on it "1987-88", transcription of
'Interzone' MS (Ginsberg Coll, Columbia, Interzone - pp. not use, pp.
found in N. Lunch or Early Routines".
- Interzone Editing Material
Contains 2-sheet pc letter from JWG to Andrew Wylie discussing in
considerable interesting detail editing problems of WSB's Interzone,
Naked Lunch, and other books, and a copy of the 2-sheet "checklist of Interzone materials" also in folder 126. Also 2 sheets of orig. holog
notes in JWG's hand; 5 sheets of pc holog. text in WSB's hand, with 4
sheets orig. ts with holog. editing in JWG's hand of same-text, headed
"... from Ginsberg Deposit at Columbia ... "; 2 sheets computer printout Interzone editing notes; 3 sheets computer printout of WSB
text,"Interzone, Word"; and 11-sheet computer printout of WSB text, "The
- Interzone/The Word, Columbia TS, 1958
Approx. 240 pc ts sheets. Photocopy of materials in Ginsberg MS
Collection, Columbia University Libraries. Includes a pc cover letter
from WSB to L. Ferlinghetti, dated April 18, 1958, introducing MS, and 5
sheets pc holog. contents and chapter arrangement notes, apparently by
Allen Ginsberg. In padded mailer from Andrew Wylie Agency, with
"Interzone MS" written on it by JWG. This ts is referred to by JWG in
his Editorial Introduction to Interzone.
- Twilight's Last Gleamings and International Zone
Two pc ts texts by WSB: "Twilight's last gleamings", 6 sheets, with
pc holog. marginal notes, and an orig. rubber-stamping, "Courtesy of
Special Collections, Arizona State University Library"; and
"International zone", 11 sheets, with a little pc holog. editing. In
mailing envelope from Special Collections, Arizona State University,
with JWG's note written on it, "edit Interzone - '88".
- 130A- Typescripts of Material from Naked Lunch and The Soft
Approx. 173 sheets pc ts with extensive pc holog. editing in WSB's
hand. Includes 3-sheet (one is p. "117") detailed listing of contents,
with orig. holog. notes in JWG's hand: "MS 12' - manila envelope -
copied before Vaduz sale in 1972 - not clear if all listed is here - or
if contents don't include pp from other folders". List of contents is
titled "Folio #66, Typescripts of material which Appeared in Naked Lunch
and The Soft Machine", and is the text for entry for Folio 66 of A
Descriptive Catalog of the William S. Burroughs Archive, compiled by
Miles Associates, London, 1973. All in manila envelope labeled "12,
- The Burroughs Files, Correspondence, 1983-1984
Correspondence, notes, and contracts regarding contents, publishing
details and rights for The Burroughs File, published by City Lights
Books, 1984. Includes orig. ts or holog. letters, carbon copies of JWG's
ts letters, and 4 sheets of orig. holog. notes in JWG's hand. Includes
letters from JWG, Nancy Peters, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Vale, City Lights
Books, and others; and letters to Anthony Gornall, Peter Gornall, Peter
Matson, Nancy Peters, Orjan Gerharsson, Michael Sissons, Charles and Pam
Plymell, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Carl Weissner, City Lights Books, Cherry
Valley Editions, other publishers, literary agencies, and others.
Includes a Fall-Winter 1983 catalog from The Subterranean Company, a
distributor of City Lights Books and others, with a listing for The
Burroughs File; and a copy of WSB's White Subway, London: Aloes seolA,
[nd], 3th printing, the texts of which are included in The Burroughs
File. All in a folder marked "The Burroughs File, City Lights, White
Subway, Die Alten Filme, Cobblestone Gardens, The Retreat Diaries, Feb.
- The Burroughs File, Page Proofs, 1983-1984
Approx. 93 sheets pc typeset text of The Burroughs File.
Typesetting by Re/Search. Includes 2-sheet orig. ts with orig. holog.
edits in JWG's hand, "The Burroughs File, Checklist: Index to Proofs
from City Lights"; 4 sheets orig. ts, pc ts, and carbon copy ts (letter)
of notes on contents and sources; and 4-sheet orig. ts text by JWG with
orig. holog. editing in JWG's hand, "draft biblio piece for The
Burroughs File". In a manila mailing envelope from City Lights Books,
postmarked Jan. 1984.
- The Yage Letters, Page Proofs, 1988
Page proofs for The Yage Letters, by WSB and Allen Ginsberg, City
Lights Books, 1988, 3rd ed. Approx. 69 sheets pc typeset text, with a
little orig. pencilled holog. editing in JWG's hand. Includes a Federal
Express shipping receipt dated 25 Jan. '88, and a note from "Bob"
regarding deadline for any corrections.
- Cut-Ups, 1960's, Selections from File
Seven sheets pc ts with a little pc holog. editing. With orig.
holog. note in JWG's hand: "7/98: all these pp. should now be in: ASU
Coll., Selections from file". JWG's inventory identifies these as "60s
materials, cut-ups". Each sheet has pc holog. signature of WSB. The 7
texts begin: "An exhaustive study of some entrail analysis..."; "Happy
dog from crimeyesterday ... "; "the ice man's tatoo..."; "Quinsana
Finish baths a green passport ... "; "aint them dear God pretty orphans
... "; "Vienna auf die unglaublickes weisses ... "; and "J. S. he lives
in Canada..." [all sic]. Material in folders 134-143 was all in padded
mailer, now in folder 134, with JWG's orig. holog. notes on it: "Copies
Taken 10 Aug 79 from R. Aaron's/B. Morrow's MS Collection, MSS pchs'd ±
1973 from WSB by R. Aaron ..."
- Various Cut-Ups, 1960's
Eleven sheets pc ts with a few pc holog. notes on sources of cut-ups in JWG's hand, with orig. holog. note in JWG's hand: "File labeled
'60's material - Last Words of Dutch Schultz' (selections from file) -
actually various cut-ups." Cf. description of folder 134 for location of
original ts. The 11 texts begin (or are titled); "If I'm not reellected
[sic] I'll go home..."; "Clare Booth worried ... "; "A writer has no
life story..." [not a cut-up]; "A writer on a reading holiday..."; "Do I
think The Fourteen Really Exist? ..."; "expiry termination of period
..."; "The American pavillion...": "The Ichneumon fly..." [not a cut-up]; "No Hurry"; "Leave us admit it..."; and "bent mica...".
- Ah Pook Is Here, First Drafts
Eleven sheets pc ts with some pc holog. editing in WSB's hand, with
orig. holog. note in JWG's hand: "1st drafts - Ah Pook (some P.O.S.)".
Cf. description of folder 134 for location of original ts.
- Port of Saints, First Drafts
Thirteen sheets pc ts with some pc holog. editing in WSB's hand,
and 3 sheets pc holog. text in WSB's hand, with orig. holog. note in
JWG's hand: "1st drafts - Port of Saints (&/or Ah Pook?)". Cf.
description of folder 134 for location of original ts.
- Ah Pook Was Here, First Drafts?
Nine sheets pc ts, with some pc holog. editing in WSB's hand, with
orig. holog. note in JWG's hand: "1st drafts of Ah Pook (?)". Cf.
description of folder 134 for location of original ts.
- First Pages
Thirty-one sheets pc ts with some pc holog. editing in WSB's hand,
with orig. holog. note in JWG's hand: "First pages - each page has
several that follow, not present in [UA ?] folder." Cf. description of
folder 134 for location of original ts.
- Lemon Kid, Cold Lost Marbles, Etc.
Thirty-Five sheets pc ts, ms, collage (1 sheet) with some pc holog.
editing in WSB's hand, with an orig holog. note in JWG's hand: "file
labeled 'Exterminator - Port of Saints' - actually contains: 'The Lemon
Kid', 'Cold Lost Marbles', certain cut-ups (see C.S. Gardens), 'The Wild
Boys' title p. - also 'p.70', 'The Frisco Kid' ('pp. 76-80'), 'The Penny
Arcade Peep Show' ('pp. 81-82'), 4 pp-anto., 4 pp-apparently from 4
Calle Larachi, 12 pp-similar, misc." Cf. description of folder 134 for
location of original ts.
- Early Routines, First Pages
Fifteen sheets pc ts with some pc holog. editing in WSB's hand, with
an orig. holog. note in JWG's hand: "File labeled 'Early Routines'
(first pages only)". Cf. description of folder 134 for location of
- Red Notebook
Sixteen sheets pc ts with some pc holog. editing in WSB's hand,
with orig. holog. note in JWG's hand: "labeled 'red notebook', contents:
1 p. - Jerry Wentworth - Bay of Pigs, 1 p. - auditing session, 1 p. -
similar, 1 p. 'the desk clerk' etc. - autobio?, 1 p. (2 cc.) - 'You sure
is a good white man' etc., 3 pp. - mixed, from 'Name is Burroughs' -
Autobio., 1 p. 'Abstract', 3 pp. 2nd p. labeled 'The Big Con Switch' -
Burroughs/Stern, 1 p. - 'Twi. Last G.' cut-up (old?), 1 p. 'The Novia
Police', 1 p. 'Towers Open Fire'". Cf. description of folder 134 for
location of original ts.
- Misc. TS
Thirteen sheets pc ts with some pc holog. editing in WSB's hand,
with orig. holog. note in JWG's hand: "1 pp. - [illegible], 4 pp. - 2
drafts 'Apollo 14-red'(?) (about exploding books, etc.), 5 pp. -
[illegible] Auto Bio., 2 pp. 'The name is B.' - Auto Bio., 1 p. - 'Une
poeme moderne' (not same as published)'. Cf. description of folder 134
for location of original ts".
- Los Alamos Ranch School
Copy of When Los Alamos was a Ranch School, Los Alamos, New Mexico:
Los Alamos Historical Society, c1974. Inscribed to WSB by Steven Lowe,
1982. WSB attended this school as a teenager.
- Vincent Gallo Tape and Letter, 1982
Letter to WSB from Vincent Gallo discussing a cassette tape,
included, of songs by the group "Bohack". In a manila mailing envelope.
- Claude Pelieu Paintings and Correspondence
Orig. holog. note from Pelieu to JWG, dated July 16, 1982, briefly
discussing Pelieu's paintings; undated orig. holog. letter to JWG from
Mary [Beach], discussing her paintings and Pelieu; 7 color photographic
prints of Mary's paintings (including portraits of Pelieu, WSB, and
Allen Ginsberg) in an envelope; 3 photographic prints of Pelieu, 16
color photographic prints of Pelieu's paintings, and an orig. holog.
note from Pelieu to JWG discussing his and Mary's painting, all in an
envelope; a mailing envelope from Pelieu addressed to JWG and WSB; an
orig. colored marker drawing by Pelieu, inscribed to "James"; a catalog-booklet (My name is ...Claude Pelieu-Washburn
(Notebook), Vanues: Cahiers Loques, c1981) of an exhibition of Pelieu's
work at BYU, with an orig. holog. note from Pelieu inserted with an
orig. collage on verso; and 56 color slides of Pelieu's paintings.
Includes 2 manila mailing envelopes postmarked July 1982.
- Bill Burroughs par Herbert Huncke, 1982
An issue of TEL: Temps Economie Litterature, Paris, no. 11, dec.
1982 that includes a reminiscence by Huncke of WSB and Joan Burroughs, a
picture of Huncke, and a brief biographical article about him. In
French. In a mailing envelope from Christian Bourgois Editeur.
- Stereo Headphones, No. 8-9-10, 1982
An "Hors Commerce" edition of Stereo Headphones that includes
original signed works by Tom Phillips, Lourdes Castro, and Barry
McCallion inserted. Cover inscribed to WSB by Nicholas Zurbrugg, the
editor. Issue includes facsimile ts of WSB's "The Future of the novel"
and a phonodisk with work by Henri Chopin and Bernard Heidsieck. In a
folder with a note explaining the "Hors Commerce" status of this issue.
All in a padded mailing envelope addressed to WSB.
- High Performance, 16, 1981
Issue includes an article by Lewis MacAdams, "Nightclubbing with
Burroughs, Giorno and Anderson" which is an extended review, with
photos, of a performance the 3 gave in Los Angeles, Sept. 1981. Issue
also includes a 2-page spread of poems, with drawings, by John M.
Bennett; an article by Rachel Rosenthal, "Performance and the masochist
tradition"; and other materials. With an inserted printed or pc letter
from Linda Burnham, the editor. In a padded mailing envelope.
- Correspondence Received, 1982
Includes a letter to WSB from Vale discussing guns and gun control,
and one to JWG discussing Re/Search's WSB publications; a brief letter
from Claude Pelieu and Mary [Beach] to WSB on the verso of an orig.
collage by Pelieu; a copy of And moonlight Only Angers Me More by Will
Fontaine, 1982; a copy of Wings, Wands, Windows, by Gregory Corso,
Englewood, CO: Howling Dog Press, 1982; and 6 other pieces of
- Albert Williams, 1980-1981
Two issues of Fanatic, 1980 and 1981, a Chicago alternative music
review magazine edited by Williams; 2 pc music reviews by Williams; and
2 issues of Gay Life, Chicago, 1980 and 1981. The Friday March 20, 1981
issue of the latter has a brief article by Williams on WSB and his
forthcoming Chicago performance at "the nightclub Tuts". In an envelope
with JWG's note identifying Williams as a "Chicago Gay Writer".
- JWG's Office Notes, 1981
Notes of things to do, phone numbers and names, etc. Some appear to
be in WSB's hand. Names on notes include Steven Lowe, Henri Chopin,
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Ira, Brad Ellis, Gerry Malanga, [Victor] Bockris,
Bob Palmer, and others. A few of the notes refer to JWG's parents.
Includes some notes about furniture and room layout in a house. All in a
manila envelope with JWG's note on it, "My / Oct 1981 Notes". Some of
the notes are dated Dec. 1981.
- Giorno Poetry Systems Record Ads
Two different 3-page folded brochures of GPS poetry and music
recordings, both including WSB on several recordings. There are 7 copies
of one of the brochures, in a manila mailing envelope.
- Correspondence Received and Notes, 1982-1983
Includes a pc article from New York, July 26, 1982, in which WSB is
mentioned as an influence on 1980's "attitude" style in an article by
Craig Unger. Includes some empty mailing envelopes.
- WSB's Forword to Denton Welch's Freuden der Jugend
A copy of the German translation of Welch's In Youth is Pleasure,
with forword (in German) by WSB: Freuden der Jungend, Frankfurt am Main.
Zweitausendeins, 1982. Also a copy of Merkheft, n. 58, a music and
literary review, with a review (in German) of Welch's book, and some
extracts from WSB's forword. Both in a padded mailing envelope from
- John Steinbeck IV, Into the Eighties
Spiral-bound pc ts, Working Title: Onto the Eighties, a book
proposal, by John Steinbeck IV and Marc Barasch. Includes a proposal to
include WSB as an interview subject.
- Sierra, The Possibilist Manifesto
Approx. 100-page pc mixed ts and printed pages; full title, The
Possibilist Manifesto of Aesthetic-Evolution by Jordan-Stenberg de la
Sierra. With a few pages of pc resume material on Sierra. In manila
- Correspondence Received, 1982-1983
Letters, cards, fan letters, notes, printed materials, etc. sent to
WSB 1982-1983. Includes letters or notes from Joe Maynard, Claude
Pelieu, Jerry Weinberger, Anne Cumming, Udo Breger, Ira Jaffe, Carl
Weissner, Gary Lee-Nova, F. A. Nettelbeck ("Fred"), Michael Folly, Theo
Green (also an unfinished note by WSB to Green on a Christmas card), S.
Clay Wilson (also issues of comics Zap, no. 10; Zam; and 2 copies of a
catalog of an exhibition of Wilson's work at the Museum of the Surreal
and Fantastique, 1982, each inscribed by Wilson - letter includes. "An
Appreciation" and "The Pop corn kid" by WSB). Includes an issue of Long
Shot, v. 2, 1983, with an interview with WSB by Michael Folly that
includes an orig. holog. corrective note by WSB on p. 50, in an
envelope with a letter by Folly and a revised introduction to the
interview. Includes an audio cassette from The Fur Trappers. Also
includes 1 sheet orig. ms poem in WSB's hand with a grocery list in
another hand on verso; 1 sheet orig. holog. household "to do" list in
WSB's hand; 1 sheet orig. holog. notes in WSB's hand on Hotel El Cortez
stationary; orig. ts note with orig. WSB signature authorizing Ronald
Pollet to live in WSB's house during the latter's absence; and 1 photo
postcard of WSB with unfinished orig. holog. note by WSB on verso. All
in an envelope with a note in JWG's hand, "Fan letters, etc. left w. WSB
until April 83 - no answer - filed 5/3".
- Gerald Nicosia, Memory Babe
Uncorrected proof copy of Nicosia's Memory Babe: a Critical
Biography of Jack Kerouac, NY: Grove Press, 1983.
- Correspondence Received and Office Notes, 1982-1983
Solicitations, announcements, cards, requests for information,
letters, JWG's Burroughs Communications office notes, some carbon copies
of letters or replies from JWG, and other materials. Includes letters
from Ted Hughes, Ira Silverberg, Frank Falduto, Gerard Malanga, Jeffrey
Miller, Gregory Stephenson, and others. Names mentioned in office notes
and materials include Peter Matson, Gary Hill, Ira Silverberg, Jack
Micheline, Lucien Carr, Truman Capote, Vale, John Giorno, Edie Kerouac,
Gerard Malanga, Jacques Stern, Gianfranco Sanguinetti, Marina Hirsch,
and many others. Includes a
copy of Fluxus-post, Amsterdam, Winter 1982/83; a Christmas card from
WSB to Craig K. Duncan returned by post office; Dec. 1982 orig. holog.
comments on WSB as a public figure (or not) in Lawrence; orig. holog.
letter from WSB to Jacques Stern discussing idea to make a film ofThe
Place of Dead Roads; interesting 2-pg. pc ts letter from WSB to Gregory
Stephenson discussing Gnostic thinking, Christianity and Islam
("basically evil"), cut-ups, and The Place of Dead Roads; 2 color photo
prints with WSB's image under some (photographed) sifted marijuana; and
other materials. All in a manila folder with WSB's holog. note on it,
"Boys of California, film sequence + Ft Roy".
- Peter DePree Ms and Letter, and WSB Reply, 1982
26-sheet orig. ts with holog. notes and corrections, 7-sheet orig.
ts letter with 1 sheet orig. holog. note, all from Peter DePree, in
manila mailing envelope. Folder includes WSB's carbon copy ts reply, in
which he approves of DePree's work and discusses writing as an art form.
- Chicago Gay Life, 1982
Four issues of this tabloid weekly in manila mailing envelope
addressed to JWG. No direct WSB references.
- New York Times Science Section, Dec. 1978
For Dec. 5, 1978. Includes pages on "Education, style, arts". No
direct WSB references.
- Survival Guide, 1983 and Ampersand, 1983
One issue each of these serial publications. No direct WSB
- High Times, 1982, Alive, 1982, and Co-Evolution Quarterly,
One issue each of these serial publications. No direct WSB
- The Rocket, July 1981
July 1981 issue of this monthly Seattle arts and entertainment
tabloid. Includes story by WSB, "The Pop corn kid". Includes
illustrations by S. Clay Wilson. Also a review, by Robert Ferrigno, of 2
recordings by WSB, William S. Burroughs/John Giorno, Giorno Records; and
Nothing Here Mow but the Recordings, Industrial Records. Two Copies of
the issue in a manila mailing envelope. Also a few pages from the
October 1980 issue of The Rocket.
- Jay A. Sayre, The Kodiac Factor
231-sheet orig. ts of a novel, copyright 1981. According to JWG's
original inventory list, "Sayre is Lawrence KS friend of WSB and his
circle". In a mailing envelope from Holt, Rinehart and Winston. Novel
appears to be unpublished.
- Alex Albright, Letter and Cut-Ups
May 30, 1981 letter from Albright, a New Orleans schoolteacher,
introducing his own WSB-influenced cut-ups, those of a group of his
students, some of Albright's lecture notes, and some student comments on
cut-up techniques. Also a copy of a newspaper, The Alliance News, May
21, 1981, from Graham, N.C. All in a manila mailing envelope.
- F. A. Nettelbeck Correspondence and WSB 1981 Santa Cruz
Orig. ts letter from Nettelbeck to JWG referring to the reading May
13, 1981, in Santa Cruz, California, which Nettelbeck organized.
Includes 12 copies of the ticket for the reading, which featured WSB and
John Giorno; 7 copies of a poster announcing the reading; and 2
newspaper clippings announcing or reviewing the reading. Also included
are 2 copies of This is Important, 1, 1980, with work by Wanda Coleman,
Thomas Michael Fisher, Nettelbeck, Robin Holcomb, and others; 4 copies
of This is Important, 2, 1981, with work by Bob Heman, John M. Bennett,
Richard Kostelanetz, Nettelbeck, and others; and 20 copies (total) of
five different postcards of work by Nettelbeck. All in a white mailing
- Burroughs Communications Correspondence and Office Notes,
Correspondence received, office and schedule notes, travel notes,
and other material. Includes letters from David Ohle (with cc of JWG's
reply), Daniel Bourne, R. G. Gentry, Bob Richards, Christian Arjonilla,
Vale (2 letters discussing WSB's unpublished The Revised Boy Scout
Manual, and JWG's cc reply), and others. Names on notes include A.
Balch, Edith Somerville, Howard Brookner, John Eberly, Ira Silverberg,
John Giorno, Steven Lowe, Laurie Anderson, Tom Huckabee, Allen Ginsberg,
Jacques Stern, and others. Includes an orig. ts signed letter from WSB
to JWG discussing a pistol WSB had ordered, with envelope postmarked
- Audio Archive Plan, 1974-1980
Extensive file of correspondence from and to JWG pertaining to a
project to compile an archive of all recordings of WSB readings.
Includes a bound list of all readings during period, with copies of
letters requesting tape recordings.
- Bob Kaufman, The Ancient Rain
Copy of Kaufman's The Ancient Rain: poems 1956-1978, New York: New
Directions, 1981. Inscribed to WSB by Raymond Foye, the book's editor
and author of its introduction. In a manila mailing envelope.
- Julian Colwell Letter and Photo
Orig. ts letter, dated June 10, 1981, to WSB from Julian Colwell,
referring to a photograph of a text about a film about Dutch Schultz,
included. Also a 2-pg. cc ts of excerpts from a Scientific American
article by Jearl Walker on phosphenes. All in a tan mailing envelope
- Ecrivains Quebecois de Nouvelle Culture
1975 publication of the Bibliotheque Nationale du Quebec, with a
1981 presentation letter to WSB, in a mailing envelope.
- Michael White Correspondence and WSB in Boulder, 1980
23-sheet orig. ts, "Burroughs in Boulder, Aug. 14, 1980", signed by
Michael White: consists of a transcription of an interview with WSB by
"wiz" and "jmw". Subjects include WSB's reading list, drugs, violence,
astral projection, consciousness, meditation, religion, and other
matters. Includes a 3-sheet orig. ts of "Aphorism" [sic] collected by
Michael White; 1 sheet pc ts of "Aphorisms"; 3-sheet orig. ts letter
dated Oct. 1980 from White to WSB accompanying 6 sheets cc ts of
literary texts, "hallucinations", by White.
- Burroughs Communications Correspondence and Office Notes,
Invitations, solicitations, announcements, real estate information,
and other materials. includes correspondence from: Harold Norse
(regarding his book, Carnivorous Saint), John Waters, Steven...., and
others. Names on JWG's notes include Vale, John Giorno, Mary Hornby,
Brent Thompson, Laurie Anderson, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs Jr.,
Jim Carroll, and others.
- Burroughs Communications Correspondence Received and Office
Invitations, solicitations, announcements, fan mail, carbon copies
of some of JWG's replies, and other material. Includes correspondence
from Anne [Waldman], F. A. Nettelbeck, Julia Aaron [Jane Bast Erin],
Peter Simpson, Charles Platt, Vale, Bill Katz, Michael Fixel (letter
with a poem and a short story), Gary Nargi, Jennie Skerl, Robert Anton
Wilson, and others. Names on JWG's office notes and other materials
include John Giorno, Bob Heman, John M. Bennett, Robin Holcomb, Frank
Zappa, Howard Brookner, Richard Goldstein, Laurie Anderson, Robert
Palmer, Genesis P. Orridge, David Ohle, Barry Miles, Patti Smith, Victor
Bockris, "Billy" [William S. Burroughs Jr.], and others. Includes a
humorous note in WSB's hand on a medical prescription sheet.
- Correspondence Received, Office Notes and City Moon
Solicitations, announcements, fan mail, and other material.
Includes 6 unmailed but addressed envelopes with JWG's The City Moon
return address. Includes correspondence from David Dahl, and others.
Names on office notes and other material include R. Aaron, P. Kowalski,
- Burroughs Communications Received, 1981
Announcements, office notes, some carbon copies of JWG's or WSB's
replies, solicitations, requests for submissions, fan mail, and other
material. Includes correspondence from William Plummer, Jacques Stern,
Christian Arjonilla, and others. Includes 4 copies of a poster
announcing WSB's Nothing Here but the Recordings.
- Saturday Night Live No. 262, Nov. 7, 1981
Photocopy of script of show on which WSB was "special guest". This
was WSB's copy. Pages 79-83 have WSB's part, with holog. notes,
including some in WSB's hand. Also includes 9 sheets of pc ts of WSB's
part, with orig.and pc holog. edits in WSB's hand.
- Pierre Riches - Letter for JWG re His Father Alvin (Trial
Two-sheet orig. ts letter requesting clemency for JWG's father in
his sentencing. Includes a holog. note from Riches and pc of same
letter, and a 2-sheet cc of JWG's holog. reply.
- Ah Pook Is Here Correspondence, 1971-1982
Extensive file of correspondence between JWG, Peter Matson, Malcolm
McNeill (an artist who made illustrations for the book), various
publishers, agents, and others, regarding the publication of WSB's Ah
Pook is Here, and related matters. Includes contracts and contract
discussions, financial and payment accounts and discussions, discussions
of rights, editing notes for the text, and related materials. Also
includes 1st draft 1-sheet orig. ts, with WSB's holog. edits, of
introduction to Swank magazine's excerpt from Ah Pook is Here, with 2-sheet cc ts of fair copy; 1 sheet orig. ts with note on verso in JWG's
hand, "page corrected & reinserted in 'final Ms.' Ah Pook Fall '76"; 1
sheet orig. ts with WSB's and JWG's holog. edits discussing publishing
details for Ah Pook is here with 2 sheets cc ts retyped versions of same
text; 2 copies of the dust jacket of the John Colder edition of Ah Pook is here; and other material.
- Crawdaddy Correspondence, 1974-1978
File of correspondence between JWG, WSB, Peter Knobler (editor of
Crawdaddy), and Peter Matson, regarding WSB's monthly column in
Crawdaddy, and related matters. Includes notes, payment discussions, and
a complete list of the 25 columns. Some of the columns were later
republished in WSB's The Adding Machine. Includes 5-sheet pc ts with
some orig. pencilled editing titled "Firecrackers" by WSB, dated July
1976, with attached note stating it consists of "pages not used from
Firecrackers - for Crawdaddy col." "Firecrackers" is an excerpt from Cities of the Red Night, then in progress.
- Heart Beat Article and Correspondence, 1978-1982
Texts, correspondence, notes, schedules, contracts, financial
accounts, scene and film synopses, newspaper clippings, and related
material pertaining to a trip made by WSB and JWG to Los Angeles in 1978
so WSB could write an article on the filming of Heart Beat (the film
about Jack Kerouac, Carolyn Cassady, and Neal Cassady) for Crawdaddy
magazine. (The piece was eventually published in Rolling Stone instead.)
Includes several versions of WSB's text: 16-sheet orig. ts with WSB's
holog. editing (1 sheet also has some notes by JWG, and another sheet
has holog. notes by WSB on verso), text starting with "A Russian space
scientist has said ..."; 1 sheet orig. ts by WSB starting "This is
actually my second visit to Hollywood"; 8 smaller sheets orig. blue ts,
apparently passages from WSB's text; 10 sheets (of varying sizes) orig.
blue ts, with extensive orig. holog. editing by JWG, with note at head,
"direct transcription of WB's L.A./Heart Beat Ms." ("Russian space
scientist" text); 16-sheet orig. ts (incl. 2 sheets cc ts) with light
orig. holog. editing by JWG, of the same "Russian space scientist" text;
2-sheet orig. ts by WSB with orig. WSB holog editing stapled to a cc ts
letter from JWG describing text as "the Mexican toilet scene"; 19-sheet
pc ts (incl. 2 sheets orig. ts) of "Russian space scientist" text with
extensive orig. holog. editing, possibly in JWG's hand; 8-sheet pc
galley proof of same text with light pc holog. editing; another copy of
previous with extensive orig. holog. editing in JWG's hand; a third copy
of same with some sections cut out and shifted around and some passages
inserted; and 2 sheets cc ts with orig. holog. editing and notes in
JWG's hand headed "insert to Burroughs, 'Heart Beat' piece ... ".
Includes 6 photographic contact sheets of photos by Michael Montfort of
WSB, JWG, Victor Bockris, and others; 1 color photographic print of JWG
and WSB; and 2 sheets orig. ts account of 6 days in
Los Angeles by JWG.
- Blade Runner Correspondence, 1976-1982
Correspondence relating to the Blue Wind Press publication of
WSB's book, Blade Runner: a movie, between JWG, Steven Lowe, Peter
Matson, George Mattingly, Peter Christopherson, Genesis P. Orridge,
Diego Cortez, Dieter Oswald, Pociao, Carl Brandy (agent for Alan
Nourse), and others. Includes contracts, receipts, certificates of
copyright registration, reviews and correspondence pertaining to Ridley
Scott's film Blade Runner, and other material.
- Junky, 1977 2nd ed. Correspondence, 1977-1982
Correspondence relating to the 2nd ed. of Junky between JWG,
Penguin Books, Peter Matson, and others. Includes a 1-sheet orig. ts of
"Changes in Junky for 2nd printing"; reviews; receipts; pc ts of a
letter to WSB from Alan Ansen with an orig. holog. note from Allen
Ginsberg; a contract; and other material.
- The Round House and Thelma Holt Correspondence, 1979-1980
Correspondence between JWG, Thelma Holt of The Round House theater,
London, and Bill Swainson of John Calder Ltd., pertaining to a proposed
reading by WSB at The Round House. The reading apparently did not occur.
Also in the folder are cc of letters from JWG to Honey Hoffman and Brion
Gysin pertaining to an lp recording of a performance by Gysin, WSB, and
- Claude Pelieu and Mary Beach Correspondence, 1974-1978
Twelve orig. ts or orig. holog. letters from Claude Pelieu and/or
Mary Beach with 1 note on a mailing envelope; 2 orig. holog. postcards,
and 1 pc holog. postcard from same; 2 tear sheets of a review of French
editions of WSB's Les Garcons Sauvages and La Revolution Electronique;
and 2 cc ts letters from WSB to Claude and/or Mary. Correspondence deals
with French editions of WSB's books, Pelieu's books, personal matters,
friends (including Allen Ginsberg, Charles Plymell, and Brion Gysin),
and other matters.
- Rediffusion Correspondence, 1974-1975
Eight sheets orig. ts letters to WSB from Rediffusion, of London,
regarding a TV monitor rented by WSB, a receipt for a payment settling
the account, and 2 cc ts letters from WSB regarding the matter.
- Nicholas Zurbrugg Correspondence and "The Future of the
Correspondence between Nicholas Zurbrugg ofStereo Headphones and
WSB and/or JWG, and others. 15 sheets orig. ts or holog., 20 sheets pc
or cc ts, and other material. Also 3 sheets pc ts of "The Future of the
novel" by WSB, from the original in the Columbia University Libraries.
Correspondence pertains to a proposed interview of WSB by Zurbrugg,
publication of "The Future of the novel" in Stereo headphones, an
anthology of critical writings on WSB being compiled by Zurbrugg, and
- Victor Bockris-JWG Correspondence, 1979-1981
Eighteen sheets orig. ts with holog. notes and additions (some
sheets written on both sides) of Bockris' letters; 5 sheets pc, cc, or
transcribed ts of JWG's replies; and other material. Subjects include
Bockris', book on WSB; translation of Cities of the Red Nightand
Bockris' book into Italian; dreams and personal matters; photographs
(not in folder) of WSB and others; editing notes for Bockris' book on
WSB (With William Burroughs); a collection of WSB essays edited by
Bockris; reviews and publicity; and other matters. In a red folder with
crossed out notes of other contents pertaining to Doctor Benway, Grove
Press, Kerouac, etc.
- Gemini G.E.L. Envelope, 1982
Empty envelope, 26cm X 26cm, with "Gemini G.E.L." and designs
printed on it, postmarked Feb. 3, 1982 and addressed to WSB and JWG.
- Endorphin Research, 1976-1980
Articles on endorphin research, apomorphine, methadone, and related
matters. Consists of pc ts, tear sheets, clippings, and pc published
articles from the New York Times, New England Review of Medicine,
Nature, Science,The Lancet, Journal of the American Medical
Association, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, C & E N,
Scientific American, and others. Also includes letters from researchers
in this field, a few of JWG's replies (carbon copies), and a ts list of,
"Persons who are experimenting with endorphin".
- Office Group and Lawrence Opera House Proposals, 1982
Two-sheet orig. ts from William Burroughs Communications to set up
a 3-party business office in Lawrence, KS with Fresh Sounds, Inc, and
Ant Opera Bookworks with 3 sheets orig. holog. notes by JWG, a cc ts
letter on the subject from JWG, and a business card from Kellas Gallery.
Also several copies of 6-sheet pc ts proposal from JWG to set up new
office space for William Burroughs Communications in the renovated
Lawrence Opera House. At time of writing, WBC had offices in
unrenovated opera house.
- Lawrence Opera House Renovation Feasibility Study, 1981
79 pc sheets. Study prepared by Design/Build Architects of
- Announcements, 1976-1980
Announcements of shows, performances, publications, etc. received
by WSB and JWG.
- Announcements and Printed Matter Received, 1976-1978
Announcements, solicitations, mail art, publications, printed
matter, poems, texts, and other material received unsolicited by WSB and
JWG, 1976-1978. Includes material from or about General Idea, Art
Metropole, File, Jerry Dreva, The Poetry Project, Society for
Propagation of Archetypal Cosmic eschatology, The Ethno-Pharmacology
Society, Rip Off Press, Ray Johnson, and others.
- Announcements and Printed Matter Received, 1977-1979
Announcements, solicitations, mail art, publications, printed
matter, poems, texts, and other material received unsolicited by WSB and
JWG, 1977-1979. Includes material from or about Jerry Dreva, Victor
Bockris, The Poetry Project, Gerard Malanga, Michael Horovitz, The
Ethno-Pharmacology Society, Anne Cumming, Amanda Fielding, Rip Off
Press, Jeff Goldberg, Buster Cleveland, Ray Johnson, Ron Padgett (series
of poems published in Larry Fagin's Un Poco loco, Feb. 1979), and
- Announcements and Printed Matter Received, 1978-1979
Announcements, solicitations, mail art, publications, printed
matter, poems, texts, and other material received unsolicited by WSB and
JWG, 1978-1979. Includes material from or about Rip Off Press, Art
Metropole, The Poetry Project, Richard Kostelanetz, The Segue
Foundation, Gerard Malanga, Douglas Messerli, General Idea, and others.
- Announcements and Printed Matter Received, 1977-1980
Announcements, solicitations, mail art, publications, printed
matter, poems, texts, and other material received unsolicited by WSB and
JWG, 1977-1980. Includes material from or about Jerry Dreva, Gianantonio
Pozzi (a book, Limited Edition, by GP and Rita Degli Esposti), The
Poetry Project, Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol, Dick Higgins, Michael Andre
(Unmuzzled ox), Joseph Kosuth, The Ethno-
Pharmacology Society, Charles Upton (approx. 23 sheets pc ts of poems
and texts), and others.
- Announcements and Printed Matter Received, 1978-1979
Announcements, solicitations, mail art, publications, printed
matter, poems, texts, and other material received unsolicited by WSB and
JWG, 1978-1979. Includes material from or about Mario Brussani, Jerry
Dreva, Paul Carter, Harry Smith, Bikini girl, Mudd Club, The Ethno-Pharmacology Society, Sam Kashner (poems in an issue of Un Poco loco,
March 1979, edited by Larry Fagin), The Poetry project, General Idea,
Art Metropole, F. A. Nettelbeck (copy of his book Spectator, 1977, with
inserted holog. note and return address), Gerard Malanga, Ted Greenwald
(poems in an issue of Un Poco loco, Jan. 1979, edited by Larry Fagin),
John Cage, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Jackson Mac Low, Rip Off Press,
- Announcements and Printed Matter Received, 1977-1979
Announcements, solicitations, mail art, publications, printed
matter, poems, texts, and other material received unsolicited by WSB and
JWG, 1977-1979. Includes material from or about The Poetry Project,
Bruce Andrews, Aesthetic Realism Foundation, S. Clay Wilson, Kathy
Acker, Michael Brownstein (poems in an issue of Un Poco loco, no. 1,
June 1977, edited by Larry Fagin), and others.
- The Poetry Mailing List, 1977-1978
Several issues of the Poetry Mailing List, 1977-1978, with work by
Alison Knowles, Kenneth Deifik, David Lehman, Joseph Ceravolo, Kenward
Elsmlie, Michael Cooper, John Giorno, and Lowry Burgess. 13 sheets pc ts
or pc holog. poems.
- Dick Higgins Texts and Announcements, 1978-1980
Two Fluxus postcards by Higgins, 1 postcard of announcements of
Higgins' performances and publications, and 2 printed sheets announcing
various Higgins publications.
- A Hundred Posters, 1976-1979
Issues of this poetry serial edited by Alan Davies, with most
nos.present in 2 copies. Nos. 12 (1), 13 (2), 14 (2), 15 (3), 17 (2), 18
(1), 23 (2), 24 (2), 25 (2), 26 (1), 27 (2), 28 (2), 30 (2), 33 (2), 36
(2), 38 (2), and (2) copies of an announcement. Some issues devoted to
the work of a single poet. Poets include Aram Saroyan, Tom Ahern, Ron
Silliman, Allen Ginsberg, Ed Sanders, Charles Bernstein, Anne Waldman,
Paul Metcalf, Paul Grillo, Anselm Hollo, Rae Armantrout, Arthur Winfield
Knight, Paul Green, Michael Andre, Bob Perelman, Susan Howe, James
Sherry, Hannah Weiner, Nick Piombino, Lyn Hejinian, and others.
- Nova Convention Place Cards
Approx. 200 t.5 X 6.5 cm cards with names of Nova Convention
attendees and numbers on them, in an envelope with JWG's note on it:
"place cards (plan) NOVA CONVENTION".
- WSB's CCNY Writing Course, Spring 1974
Material for a course in cut-up writing techniques taught by WSB at
City College. Includes class roster with grades, a typed list of
students' names with grades, fee stubs for students, 1 sheet CCNY staff
roster, 7 orig. ts or holog. student writing assignments, 1 ts 3X5 card
describing a student assignment turned in (assignment not in folder),
and 1 sheet orig. holog. class notes in WSB's hand.
- WSB's Desk Scraps, 1973-1974
A note in JWG's original description of this folder reads: "1973-74, scraps from Wm desk, incl. brought from London and new in NYC".
Includes 1 approx. 5X7 black and white photographic print of WSB,
newspaper and magazine clippings, printed matter, pc matter, 2 large
Tibetan woodcut images, material from Bavarian Illuminati, and other
material. An interesting folder.
- Mortimer Burroughs Letter to Otto Belue, ca. 1928
Orig. holog. letter on Valley Ranch, New Mexico stationary,
referring to a pair of boots and saying that "Billy is well and happy,
he is catching lots of fish and collecting plants.'' Note in JWG's
original inventory says, "Mortimer Burroughs (Sr.) ltr to Otto Belue,
1928?, from N.M., re young Billy."
- Correspondence Recieved, 1976-1977
Correspondence to WSB and JWG, solicitations, announcements, fan
mail, mail art, office notes, and other material. Includes letters,
cards, or notes from David Stone, Alan Davies, Michael Fixel (incl. 18
pp. poems and text), Steve Kowit (envelope only), Angelo Lewis, Morty
Sklar, James Sherry, Giorgio Fenu, Miles Ingram, David [Gault?]
(mentions meeting WSB at Ken Kesey's), Charles Upton, Jerry Dreva, S.
Clay Wilson (letter to Charles [Plymell] forwarded to JWG), Steven Lowe,
Anne [Waldman?], and others. Includes a signed orig. ts letter from WSB
authorizing JWG to receive a refund on an airline ticket.
- Correspondence Received and Office Notes, 1977-1978
Correspondence to WSB, solicitations, announcements, JWG's office
notes and other material. Includes orig. notarized document granting
WSB's Power of Attorney to JWG, dated March 10th, 1977, in matters
pertaining to the Chase Manhattan Bank. Includes letter from or
references to Steven Lowe, The Academy, Jane Bowles, Guggenheim
Foundation, and other material.
- Office Notes and Correspondence, 1976-1979
Includes a July 1976 list of materials sent to WSB at Naropa
Institute, a list of City Moon publications, a detailed JWG and WSB
travel itinerary July and August 1976, a list of travel expenses,
numerous JWG holog. office notes including names, addresses, etc., and
other material. Names on notes and other materials include Steven Lowe,
Richard Elovich, John Giorno, Jane Bowles, [Ken] Kesey, Charles Plymell,
Anne Waldman, Kenneth Gangemi, and others.
- Angel Borrero Letter and Drawings, 1979
Includes 4 original drawings by Borrero; 2 "throwaway" poems by
Borrero, signed and dated; holog. letter from Borrero to JWG requesting
it be added to and sent on to Ray Johnson; and a carbon copy of JWG's
holog. reply. All in a padded mailer.
- Office Notes and Materials Received, 1974-1978
JWG's office notes, memos, lists of names, printed matter and pc
materials, and other materials. Includes cc of 2-pg. letter from JWG
requesting financial aid for William S. Burroughs, Jr.; orig. ts signed
letter from WSB, a general letter of recommendation of JWG; 4 pc copies
of a page from an unidentified magazine with photos of WSB, JWG, and
Patti Smith;5 sheets orig. ts with holog. notes of a detailed horoscope
for an unidentified person, with 5-sheet pc of same; JWG vaccination
certificate, Jan. 1978; and train timetables. Names on notes and other
material include Jeff Goldberg, Keith Deutsch, Seth Friedman, Peter
Matson, Robert Palmer, Patti Smith, Fred Jordan, Terry Southern, Dennis
Hopper (Southern and Hopper in a press release about a proposal to film
Junky), Allen Ginsberg, Ray Bremser, Ted Morgan, Gene Lyons, Charles
Plymell, Maurice Girodias, Michael Brownstein, Victor Bockris, Ed
Sanders, Jack Kerouac, Ron Padgett, Irving Rosenthall, David Litchfield
(3 letters regarding a proposed film project on WSB, with a cc ts of
WSB's reply), and others.
- Postcard and Scraps, 1974-1975
Postcards received; business cards of doctors, booksellers, and
others, (including one from the "Beat Hotel" in Paris); notes with
names, addresses, and phone numbers (including Dennis Hopper's); 2 1-pg.
orig. ts itineraries for WSB trips to Toronto and Paris, May-July 1977,
and other materials. Postcards are from R. Miguel Pierce, John Tytell,
Terry S., Genesis P. Orridge (19 cards, most of them orig. handmade
collages by P. Orridge); and others. All in a small manila envelope with
JWG's note on it, "postcards & scraps, 173-74".
- JWG's Secretarial Notes, 1977-1978
Notes with names, addresses, phone numbers, and other notes, an
electrical floor plan, and other material. Names on notes include Joanne
Kyger (regarding William S. Burroughs, Jr.), Michael White, Timothy
Leary, Jeff Goldberg, James Sherry, Art Spiegelman, Anita Bryant, Susan
Sontag, Charles Gatewood, and many others. All in a small manila
envelope date-stamped March 11, 1977 with JWG's note, "#36, lent to Brad
- Christmas Cards Received, 1978
Eight Christmas cards received by WSB. Cards are from Mel Dorfman
(with a note), Edie Kerouac Parker (with a note referring to Gerald
Nicosia and his interview of her, and her feelings about Jack Kerouac),
[Mary?] (with a note referring to Brion Gysin), Mort [Burroughs], and
others. In a small manila envelope with JWG's note on it, "rec'd from
WB, Jan '79".
- WSB's Desk Scraps, 1974-1976
Desk scraps; names, addresses, and phone numbers, some in WSB's
hand; business cards (including WSB's); printed matter; names and
addresses of doctors; an orgone accumulator diagram; receipts; 1 sheet
orig. ts questions, apparently for WSB, about Buddhism and the Naropa
Institute; mailing envelopes; and other materials. Names on material
include Carl Weissner, Hotel du Vieux Paris (the "Beat Hotel"), Brion
Gysin, Alan Ansen, Otto Belue, Mortimer Burroughs, Paul Bowles, Henri
Chopin, Genesis P. Orridge, Jacques Stern, Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Anger
(holographic note from him), Robert Fulton, Charles Gatewood, JWG,
Richard Aaron, and others. In a manila envelope with JWG's note, "cards,
scraps, etc, WSB Desk, from 1973-74---".
- Unsolicited Mail, 1978-1979
Three pieces. A solicitation to raise funds to restore St. Mark's
Church; a copy of the tabloid Video Guide, Nov. 78-Jan. 79, Vancouver;
and an envelope of cards announcing exhibitions at P.S.1, New York.
- Cards and Notes from JWG's Desk, May 1978
Blank postcards, most with postage attached, and 1 sheet of holog.
notes with names, figures, etc. In envelope with JWG's note on it, "from
JWG desk, 12 May 78".
- WSB Interview, University of Michigan, 1975
Transcription of "William S. Burroughs Interview, Recorded
November, 1975, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan". 22 cards 9
X 22 cm of orig. ts with orig. holog. editing in JWG's hand. Subjects of
interview include mythology of power, technology, apomorphine, drugs,
biological warfare, cut-up writing, future science, space exploration,
Mayan culture, psychic control, psychology, and other matters.
- JWG's Office Notes, 1976
Holog. notes on various WSB publication projects, interviews,
schedules, travel, payments, etc.; travel itineraries and notes for a
Nov. 1976 trip to Boulder, Colorado, California, and Toronto; receipts;
1 sheet biographical and financial notes regarding William Burroughs,
Jr.; and other material. Names on material include Victor Bockris, Brion
Gysin, Ed Sanders, Ian Hamilton, Bob Colacella, Ray Johnson, Allen
Ginsberg, Peter Matson, Anne Waldman, Charles Plymell, John Giorno,
Mortimer Burroughs, Steven Lowe, and others. Includes photocopies of
parts of 3 newspaper articles on WSB, 1974-1975, from the Chicago
Literary Review, The Daily Californian, and Reader: Chicago's free
- JWG's Office Notes, 1976-1977
Holog. notes on various WSB publication projects, etc.; names,
phone numbers and addresses; travel plans and schedules; and other
material. Names on materials include Patti [Smith], Peter Matson, Jules
Feiffer, Iggy Pop, and others. Includes a sheet with 4 original holog.
signatures of WSB; 2-sheet list of proofreader's marks; and a list dated
Jan. 2, 1977, "JWG Client List", that has, among other names, those of
Victor Bockris, Anne Waldman, Michael Brownstein, William Burroughs,
Jr., Steven Lowe, Miguel Algarin, Ed Sanders,
and David Ohle.
- JWG's Office Notes, 1979
JWG's holog. secretarial notes pertaining to travel plans, to-do
lists, names, etc.; solicitations received; printed matter; and other
materials. Names on notes and other material include William Burroughs,
Jr., Victor Bockris, Allen Ginsberg, Brad Ellis, Peter Matson, Brad
Morrow, Robert Palmer, Anne Waldman, DEVO, Patti [Smith], and others.
- Letters from Brion Gysin, 1981-1982
Two 1-page orig. ts signed letters to WSB from Gysin, dated July
and Sept. 1981; one 2-page carbon copy ts letter to Gysin from WSB,
dated Sept. 1981; and one postcard from Gysin to JWG, dated March 1982.
Postcard is a photo of Gysin by Ira Cohen. Subjects of letters include
travel and performance plans, The Place of Dead Roads, Howard Brookner's
film Burroughs, and other matters.
- Letter from Terry Southern, Fall 1987
Three-page orig. ts addressed to "My dear Benway" and signed
"Krankeit, M.D." A note in JWG's hand on p. 1 identifies this as being
from "Terry Southern, Fall, 1987". The letter is essentially a short
story about an incident with a walking-stick cudgel on a Mississippi
- Text for Ritz Performance, Oct. 1981
Sixteen numbered pages of carbon copy ts, with minimal orig. holog.
editing in JWG's hand, titled "Text for Ritz Performance, 25 Oct 81".
Text consists of material from The Place of Dead Roads, then in
progress. Accompanied by a pc of pp. 7-15, and a pc of pp. 11-15.
- Savoy Books Correspondence and WSB's Introduction to T.
Wilson's Interview of Brion Gyson, 1978-1981.
Correspondence between Michael Butterworth of Savoy Books and JWG
(JWG's letters are carbon copies). Also letters from Peter Matson, Terry
Wilson, and others. Correspondence concerns plans for English editions
of WSB's work, rights, a WSB piece in The Savoy reader, and numerous
related matters. Also included is discussion of an introduction by WSB
for an interview of Brion Gysin by Terry Wilson, a 3-page orig. ts of
that introduction with extensive orig. holog. editing in JWG's hand, a
4-page carbon copy ts of a clean copy of that introduction, and an
interesting 2-page pc ts response (or "points of order") by Gysin to
- Romance, Screenplay.,, George Haas, Producer, 1982
663 leaves pc ts in black binder: Romance, screenplay by James
McCourt, based on the story by George Robert Haas and Peter Smith,
c1980. Includes 10 leaves cast and credits, synopsis, and production
notes, and black and white photographic print, a ts letter from Haas to
JWG, and a cc ts letter from JWG to Haas. A note in JWG's original
inventory says, "Haas a friend of JWG, no WSB assoc.".
- Red Bass, v. 1, no. 2, 
Date from postmark on included mailing envelope and included note.
Includes a review of Cities of the Red Night by Joe Murphy, the
magazine's editor. Includes orig. ts note from Murphy.
- J. Kit Miller, Nightmare in Apepopolis
Copy of published book, Emanation Press, 1981. Includes 3 sheets of
press release material. In a black folder.
- Jennie Skerl, William S. Burroughs
84 leaves pc ts life and works study of WSB with bibliography.
Undated (approx. 1982). Apparently this is the ts for Skerl's book,
William S. Burroughs, Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1985. (Twayne's United
States Authors Series, 438).
- Substance Abuse '80 Conference, 1980
Program, proceedings, and other documents from a conference held in
New York in March 1980. WSB is listed as a participant "treatment
consumer". Included is a 6-leaf orig. ts with orig. holog. editing in
WSB's hand, starting "I submit that addiction is a medical and a
sociological problem." This text of WSB's conference presentation deals
with heroin addiction and methadone. Also included is a 6-leaf pc ts
titled "Treatment consumers task force" by Ira Jaffe, WSB, and David
- Third Mind Festival, Brooklyn, 1982
Two-pocket folder of press releases, posters, brochures, and other
material from the Brooklyn Arts & Culture Association (BACA) and Rick
Russo, with regard to organizing the Third Mind Festival, A Celebration
of William S. Burroughs, scheduled for early 1982. Includes an Oct. 1981
letter from Russo to JWG discussing details of WSB's proposed
participation. In a manila mailing envelope.
- Burroughs Communications Materials Received, 1981-1982
Letters, mail art, postcards, greeting cards, fan mail,
solicitations, announcements, printed matter, clippings, JWG's office
notes, and other material addressed to JWG and/or WSB. Includes 6 pc
copies of a newspaper article on JWG's job as WSB's assistant in a
Cowboy Hall of Fame envelope, a pc of a review of 3 books by WSB in
Stony Hills, 10 (The Book of Breeethig, Cobble Stone Gardens, and Blade
Runner), and 3 copies of a poster for Blade Runnerin the German Eco
Verlag edition. Persons mentioned or writing include Steven Lowe, Jerry
Dreva, Vale (letter discussing WSB, Re/Search publications, and other
matters), Charles Gatewood, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Michael
Butterworth (of Savoy Books, with pc ts of a review of Cities of the Red
Night by Michael Moorcock).
- Lotringer Interview of WSB, 1982
Eleven-leaf pc typeset proof sheets and ts, with extensive pc ts
and pc holog. inserts and edits. Text is an interview of WSB by Sylvere
Lotringer titled "William Burroughs, exterminating", and refers to
"Semiotext(e) file ..." on p. . Interview discusses terrorism, future
of the human species, nuclear and biological weapons, war, Hitler, and
other matters. Includes passages apparently deleted from the published
version. With a mailing envelope giving Lotringer's return address as
Dept. of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University.
- Burroughs Communications Material Received, 1981-1982
Announcements, JWG's office notes, postcards, letters, mail art,
solicitations, sales accounts, and other material, including some of
JWG's cc ts replies. Includes a pc of a review of the LP recording
You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With (WSB, Laurie Anderson, John
Giorno) from New Musical Express, Feb. 1982; and an orig. holog. note of
appreciation by WSB with cc of ts final copy. Persons mentioned or
writing include Dick Higgins, Vale, Charles Gatewood, Ira Jaffe, Peter
Matson (letter regarding Blade Runner "script"), Joe Maynard, Jack
Kerouac, Harry Polkinhorn ("The Atticus man in San Diego"), Allen
Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Jack Micheline, Gerald Nicosia, Nicholas
Zurbrugg, John Giorno, Jacques Stern, Udo Breger (brief letter with 4
1981 orig. black and white photographic prints of WSB alone or with
"Jurgen" or Udo), SubGenius Foundation, John Tytell, Allen Ginsberg,
Anne Waldman, Michel Duvall, and others.
- Burroughs Communications Material, 1981-1982
Requests for information and permissions, JWG's office notes,
carbon copies of some of JWG's replies, postcards, letters,
announcements, clippings, solicitations, travel plan notes, and other
material. Includes a pc of a review of the LP recording You're the Guy I Want to Share My Money With (WSB, Laurie Anderson, John Giorno) from the
SoHo News, Feb. 1982; 6-leaf pc ts with orig. holog. editing of a text
by WSB, "Voyeurism as retrieval system" for a book edited by Gerard
Malanga; pc of a pamphlet, Quantrell's Raid, Aug. 21, 1863 by Peter D.
Ridenour; 9-leaf pc ts with orig. holog. editing of "Take nirvana" by
WSB, an essay on film for the Canyon Cinema Catalog; 8-leaf pc ts with
pc holog. editing of a text by WSB beginning "June 19, Friday, 1981...",
probably the text referred to in an exchange of correspondence between
JWG and Gerard Lemaire, June-July 1981; and a pc of an article by Regina
Weinrich, "Burroughs at the bunker", from Omni, Oct. 1981. Persons
mentioned or writing include Gerard Lemaire, Peter Matson, Allen
Ginsberg, Gerard Malanga., Gary... (with pages of a "pictorial
narrative" called "Nancy can't see Chomsky can she?"), Lisa Baumgardner
(Bikini Girl), Richard Elovich, Carl Weissner, Brion Gysin, Terry
Wilson, Felicity [Mason], Robert Fulton, Edie Kerouac, Steve Lawson,
William S. Burroughs, Jr., Michael Butterworth, Kathy Acker, Wm. C.
Harrington (letter regarding a proposal for a WSB recording), John
Giorno, and others.
- William F. Ryan on the Beats, 1982
Copy of the tabloid The Washington Tribune, v. 5, no. 24, Dec. 18,
1981-Jan. 14, 1982, which includes an article by William F. Ryan, "On
the road again: the beats go on with Ginsberg and Burroughs". Article is
a fairly extensive (for a tabloid newspaper) account of Ginsberg's and
WSB's work, based in part on interviews Ryan had with them. With a
- Karen Minzer, Speaking of Sita, 1981
Two copies of self-published poetry chapbook, in mailing envelopes
addressed to JWG and WSB.
- The T-Gasm Organ, 1981
Two copies of The T-gasm Organ, special conspiracy issue, #0005,
ca. 1981. Stapled photocopy publication, in mailing envelope.
- Naropa Institute Announcements, 1981
Booklet of course announcements for Fall 1981-Spring 1983, and
flyers for special programs, including 22 copies of one for the 1982
Kerouac conference which lists WSB among many others as a participant.
- Kansas Bar Association Catalog, 1982
Booklet, "Catalog of membership services and materials 1982".
- S/M Operations, 1982
12-page photocopy magazine of music and eschatology.
- Real Art Wave, 1980-1981
Three booklets announcing performances and exhibitions at this
Hartford, CT gallery. Performers and exhibitors include John Cage,
Richard Kostelanetz, Nam June Paik, Paul Zukovsky, Kenneth Anger, Carlos
Hernandez-Chavez, Chris Burden, Philip Glass, Andy Warhol, Amiri Baraka,
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Morton Feldman, Sol Lewitt, Carolee Schneemann,
Terry Stokes, and others.
- Another Room, 1982
V. 2, no. 9, [ca. 1982] issue of this alternative music tabloid from
- Co-Evolution Quarterly, no. 34, 1982
Issue of magazine with address label for JWG.
- Mediums, 1982'
1982 issue of this annual publication. Subtitle on cover: "Writers
draw". This issue reproduces pages from WSB's Scrapbook 3, and work by
Allen Ginsberg, Norman Mailer, James Purdy, and others.
- 248A- A Case Study in Plagiarism, JWG, 1976
22 sheets pc ts and typeset text. Title is "A Case study in
plagiarism: research prepared by James Grauerholz, July 1976". Text
consists of passages from WSB's and Jack Kerouac's "And the hippos were
boiled in their tanks" with an article by Aaron Latham, "The Columbia
murder that gave birth to the beats". In a statement on title sheet, JWG
contends that Latham plagiarized the Kerouac-WSB text for his article.
- The Cat Book, Original MS, 1985
93 sheets orig. ts with several additional sheets inserted. All
orig. ts with extensive orig. holog. insertions and edits in WSB's hand.
JWG's note on box said "The Cat Book (WSB original MS) 1985". JWG's note
in original inventory called this "WSB's own t.s. of this book". Dates
in some of the passages run from 1982 to 1984.
- Paul Bowles Correspondence, 1974-1979
12 orig. ts sheets, signed; 1 orig. holog. sheet; 2 pc ts sheets; 7
cc ts sheets; 5 mailing envelopes. Original letters from Bowles to WSB,
with WSB's cc replies. Includes 1 letter from Mohammed Mrabet to WSB,
and 1 letter from Dan Bente to WSB. Subjects include Brion Gysin,
Mrabet's "interview" of WSB, teaching, Mrabet's writing, life in
Tangier, John Giorno, Jane Bowles, Ira Cohen, Dan Bente, Nova
Convention, Charles Dickens, Sylvia Pogorzalek, and other matters.
- Gregory Corso Correspondence, 1976
Four sheets orig. ts with holog. additions or holog. letters; 2
mailing envelopes with Corso's holog. notes and drawing; 5 orig. color
photographs; 1 newspaper clipping; and orig. ts text of telegram with
JWG's notes, and a cc copy of telegram. Letters from Corso (from Paris)
to WSB, with text of WSB's telegram congratulating Corso on the birth of
his son. Photos are of Corso and his son, the baby's mother Joccelyne,
and Brion Gysin and Allen Ginsberg. Subjects, of letters include WSB's
books, Brion Gysin, a dream about WSB, and other matters.
- Allen Ginsberg Correspondence, 1974-1980
8 sheets orig. holog letters from Ginsberg to WSB or JWG (including
1 sheet which is a bill from a shoestore with Ginsberg's notes on
verso); 4 orig. holog. postcards to WSB or JWG (one is an announcement
of a PEN party to honor Ginsberg and others); 1 sheet JWG's orig. holog.
notes and 1 sheet pc ts letter to Ginsberg from JWG; 3 sheets pc ts with
pc holog. edits, being an undated contract between Ginsberg and City
Lights Books for Ginsberg's The Fall of America; 1 pc holog. letter to
Andy [Warhol] from Ginsberg, Nov. 1977; 3 sheets cc ts of WSB's replies
or letters, consisting of a blurb for Ginsberg and a letter to the
editor regarding the Shah of Iran; 1 sheet WSB orig. holog. text of
blurb for Ginsberg written on a page from The Village voice that prints
a review of Ginsberg's Allen Verbatim; 1 sheet orig. ts text of anti-Shah of Iran letter to the editor (with 2 carbon copies, mentioned
above, of final ts version of text), with 2 sheets pc ts of Allen
Ginsberg letter on same topic with mailing envelope; and 6 sheets pc
newspaper clippings on Ginsberg's being arrested in an anti-nuclear
weapons protest, June 1978. Subjects of correspondence and other
material include WSB's job at CCNY, Essalin, Ginsberg's farm in Cherry
Valley, NY, Orgone accumulators, The Fall of America, Allen Verbatim,
Naropa Institute, Chogyam Trungpa, WSB at Naropa, Brion Gysin, Peter
Orlovsky, Gregory Corso, financial problems, Shah of Iran and torture,
Anne Waldman, Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant, plutonium, Ken Kesey,
Billy Burroughs (William S. Burroughs, Jr.), Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley,
JWG's hand injuries, a bill for 2 pairs of shoes, and other matters.
- Edith Sommerville Correspondence, 1976-1978
Two sheets cc ts of a letter from WSB to Ian Sommerville, Jan.
1975; 1 sheet cc of a telegram from WSB to Carl Wilson regarding Ian
Sommerville's funeral, Feb. 1976; 1 sheet orig. holog. letter from Edith
Sommerville to WSB, Feb. 1977; 2 sheets orig. ts letters from Edith
Sommerville to WSB, Jan.-Mar. 1978, with a pc of one of them; 2 sheets
cc ts letter from JWG to Edith Sommerville, Feb. 1978; and 1 cc ts
letter from WSB to Edith Sommerville. Subjects of letters include Brion
Gysin, Allen Ginsberg, WSB's public readings, crime in New York, magic,
Ian Sommerville's death, Ian Sommerville's papers and letters, Barry
Miles, Anthony Balch, and other matters.
- Ian Sommerville File, ca. 1975-1976
Material in a manila folder with JWG's note on it, "Summerville,
file 2", [sic], (presumably file 1 is folder 253), and a postcard glued
to outside. Includes 1 undated telegram with envelope to WSB from Ian
Sommerville wishing WSB a happy birthday; 1 telegram date-stamped Feb.
10, 1976 from Carl Wilson to WSB announcing death of Sommerville; a
Christmas card signed "Ian"; 1 sheet orig. holog. letter to WSB from
Nancy Morgan dated Feb. 15, 1976 in mailing envelope discussing Brion
Gysin, Ted Morgan, and Sommerville's death; 1 sheet orig. holog. letter,
with envelope, to WSB from Felicity Mason dated Feb. 10, 1976 discussing
Sommerville's death; orig. holog. note, with envelope, to WSB from Edith
Sommerville thanking WSB for condolences; orig. holog. letter (1 sheet)
from WSB to Edith Sommerville extending sympathy for the death of her
son; 1 sheet orig. ts letter from Rikki Stein to WSB discussing
Sommerville's death; 1 clipping from a homoerotic magazine; 1 sheet from
a tabloid newspaper showing naked young men with an orig. holog. note in
WSB's hand on it; and 1 pc sheet with a picture of the Bowery signed by
"bob". Also 21 sheets orig. texts by WSB. These appear to include
passages related to The Place of Dead Roads, and texts from a variety of
sources, perhaps assembled as some kind of possible text referring to
Ian Sommerville. These texts include 5 sheets cc ts (4 of these are
small pieces of one of the orig. ts cut up); 10 sheets orig ts with
orig. holog. edits; 1 sheet orig. holog. text; 1 cc ts with orig. holog.
edits; and 4 sheets orig. ts with no editing.
- Family and Retainers Correspondence, 1974-1979
Original folder was labeled "Family & Retainers, Correspondence" in
JWG's hand. Includes 1 sheet orig. holog. letter from William S.
Burroughs, Jr. to Mort and Miggie Burroughs; 10 sheets orig. holog.
letters or cards from Otto Belue to WSB; 4 sheets orig. holog. letters
or cards from Mortimer Burroughs to WSB (and 1 pc of an included orig.);
4 cc ts letters from WSB to Mortimer (and 1 sheet orig. holog. first
draft); and 1 cc ts letter from JWG to Otto Belue. Some mailing
envelopes are included. Subjects of letters include health of
correspondents, reminiscences of the past, health and drinking problems
of William S. Burroughs, Jr., WSB's travels, and other matters.
- Correspondence Received, 1984
Note on original folder in WSB's hand: "Letters answered or not
requiring an answer, August 16, 1984". Includes 1 sheet undated orig. ts
with holog. editing of WSB text beginning "So we can imaging the cosmic
bullters ... [sic]", and four brief cc ts of WSB's replies to some of the
letters. Letters, some accompanied by literary pieces, are from Henrik
Bjelke, Ira Jaffe, Peter 0. Whitmer, Michael White, Peter L. Wilson, and
- The Last Words of Dutch Schultz Screenplay, 1970
72-leaf mimeographed ts, The Last words of 'Dutch Schultz', an
original screenplay by William S. Burroughs, c. 1970, in a blue binder
with gold-stamped title, and gold-stamped "Studio Duplicating Service
- Junky Screenplay, 1977
102-leaf pc ts in a blue binder. Title page says " Junky: Screenplay,
by Terry Southern, William Burroughs and Dennis Hopper, Based on-the
novel by William Burroughs, Registered WGA 25 May 1977, first draft."
Label pasted over three names above says, "Terry Southern and William
Burroughs". Orig. holog. note in JWG's hand says, "James W. Grauerholz
wroted this script!". orig. holog. note below "first draft" says, "#7".
- The Unspeakable Mr Hart
Seven-sheet cc ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand. Note in
JWG's original inventory dates this as "1977?". Text by WSB; begins "Mr
Hubbard attributes unimaginablnesses of antiquity ..." [sic].
- They Do Not Always Remember
Two sheets orig. ts with minimal orig. holog. editing and 2 sheets
pc ts with pc editing. First sheet of pc ts is pc of first sheet of orig.
ts with slightly different editing. Second sheet of pc ts is pc of second
sheet of orig. ts with 2 additional paragraphs of text. Text by WSB;
begins "It was in Monterey Mexico..." [sic]. Note in JWG's original
inventory dates this as "1967". Pencilled note on orig. ts says "Second
- The Dead Child
13 sheets orig. ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand. Note in
JWG's original inventory gives a date of "1969". Text by WSB beginning
"There is something special about golf courses...". From The Wild Boys.
- The Miracle of the Rose
Six sheets orig. ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand. Two of
the sheets are typed in red. Note in JWG's original inventory gives a
date of "1969". Text by WSB beginning "Red that seemed to breathe a heavy
must..." From The Wild Boys.
- The Frisco Kid
Five sheets orig. ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand. Note
in JWG's original inventory gives a date of "1969". Text by WSB beginning
"Front Street Nome Alaska 1898." From The Wild Boys.
- The Crusades
Two sheets orig. ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand. Note in
JWG's original inventory says this is from The Wild Boys and is dated
"1969". Text by WSB beginning "It was the crusades that united us."
- Sects and Death
Nine-sheet pc ts. Note in JWG's original inventory dates this as
"1978". Text by WSB beginning "I postulate that the function of art..."
- Wild Boys Abstracts, 1969
17 sheets orig. ts with orig. holog editing in WSB's hand. Sheet one
is a letter from WSB to Peter Matson, dated Jan. 1969, explaining
placement and arrangement of section in the book ( The Wild Boys). These
sections are in folders 266-269. This folder (266) has, in addition to
the letter, 1 sheet text, numbered "1", and beginning "Unexpected rising
of the curtain ..."; 6 sheets text, unnumbered (except for a "2" on pg.
1), but with nos. 1-8 on left margin, titled "Abstract", and beginning
"Crater and peaks..."; 4 sheets, numbered 1-4, titled "The New boy", and
beginning "Audrey Carson was born..."; and 5 sheets, numbered 5-9,
untitled, with a note dated 1/29/69 saying "Out?" and beginning "The car
was moving slowly..."
- Abstract, Marrakesh 1976
Nine sheets cc ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand. According
to JWG's original inventory, this is from The Wild Boys. Cf. entry for
folder 266. Pages numbered 1-8, with 1 sheet inserted. Text begins
"Marrakesh 1976...Here in the middle of a film..."
- Abstract, Billy the Kid
Two sheets cc ts. Orig. holog. note in WSB's hand says "Wild Boys
(Penny Arcade)". Cf. entry for folder 266. Text begins, "Billy the Kid
said: 'Quien es?'..." From The Wild Boys?
- Abstract, The Chicago Atomic Scientists
Two sheets cc ts. Orig. holog. note in WSB's hand says "Wild Boys
(Penny Arcade)". Cf. entry for folder 266. Text begins, "The Chicago
atomic scientists insist..." Text is from The Wild Boys.
- Academy 23
12 sheets orig. ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand. JWG's
original inventory gives a date of 1968 for this. Orig. holog. note on
pg. 1: "Long version, not pub." Text is titled "Academy 23" and begins,
"The first academies were established..."
- A Treatment That Cancels Addiction
Eight sheets orig. ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand. Pages
are numbered 1-3, 5-9. JWG's original inventory gives a date of 1968 for
this. Text is titled, "A Treatment that cancels addiction" and begins "In
1961 I was in contact with a young man of wealth..."
- Parenthetically 7 Hertz
Four sheets orig. ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand. JWG's
original inventory gives a date of 1973 for this. Text is titled,
"Parenthetically 7 hertz" and begins, "(Mention sould be made of L. Ron
- Mother and I Would Like to Know
Four sheets cc ts with orig. ts title and orig. holog. editing.
JWG's original inventory gives a date of "1969?" for this. Text is titled
"Mother and I would like to know" and begins, "The uneasy spring of
1988", and is from The Wild Boys.
- Le Gran Luxe
Three groups of pages: 7 sheets orig. ts with orig. holog. editing
in WSB's hand, numbered 1-7, titled "Le Gran luxe" and beginning, "April
3, 1989 Marrakesh..."; 8 sheets cc ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's
hand, with orig. ts title "The Wild boys", and beginning "They have
incredible stamina", pages numbered 1-8; and 6 sheets orig. ts with orig.
holog. editing in WSB's hand, numbered 1-6, titled "Le Gran luxe-
continued", and beginning, "In addition to the restaurants..." JWG's
original inventory gives a date of 1969 for this. Texts are from The Wild
- Just Call Me Joe
12 sheets cc ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand and orig. ts
title and page nos. JWG's original inventory gives a date of "1973?" for
this text, which is from The Wild Boys. Text is titled "Just call me Joe"
and begins "The American crusade of 1976 ...".
- The Last Words of Dutch Schultz
89 numbered sheets plus title sheet pc ts, of screenplay "The Last
Words of Dutch Schultz by William Burroughs, copyright 1969 - Last Words
- Junk Subway
Six sheets pc ts with pc holog. editing in WSB's and someone else's
hands. Text is titled "Junk subway"; holog. note at head of pg. 1 says
"1st synopsis". JWG's orig. inventory says this ts has "Jacques Stern
corrections", is "from WSB-Southern-Hopper JUNKY film project", and gives
a date of 1977 for it.
- Johnny 23
Two sheets cc ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand. Date at
end of text, "December 23, 1965 Tangier". Date given in JWG's original
inventory is 1968. Text is titled "Johnny 23" and begins "hillside over
the sea man sitting ..."
- Cobble Stone Gardens
18 numbered sheets plus a title sheet. Consists of 3 sheets pc ts,
12 sheets pasted-up pc ts, and 4 sheets orig. ts. All sheets have orig.
holog. editing in JWG's hand. Note on title sheet says "abridged
version". Text is titled "Cobble Stone Gardens by William S. Burroughs".
JWG's original inventory gives date of 1975 for this text and has a note,
"abridged TS by wsb (JWG paste-up ed.)"
Eight sheets cc ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand. JWG's
original inventory gives date of "1975?" for this text. Text is titled
"Control" and begins "The ancient Mayans possessed ..."
- A Review of the Reviewers
Five sheets pc ts with pc holog. editing. JWG's original inventory
gives a date of "1960s" for this text. Text is titled "A Review of the
reviewers" and begins "Critics constantly complain ..."
- Gus Van Sant, The Discipline of DE, 1976
30 sheets pc ts, 1 sheet orig. ts. Text is film script by Gus Van
Sant based on the story by WSB. Includes pc ts letter from Van Sant to
WSB and orig. ts letter from Van Sant to Peter Matson, which has a Matson
"Received" stamp on it dated May 13, 1976. JWG's original inventory dates
- The Book of Breathings
20 sheets orig. ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand. Includes
a title sheet with orig. drawings in blue ballpoint pen. Text is in two
groups: 10 numbered pages plus 2 sheets of inserted text titled "Book of
breathings" and beginning "At dawn we set out ... "; and 7 sheets of text
titled "His distant hand", beginning "Tonight Reggie and I had diner
..."[sic]. JWG's original inventory suggests a date of "1974?" for this.
- Book of Breathings Chapter
Six sheets cc ts with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand and some
orig. ts lines on pg. 6. JWG's original inventory suggests a date of
"1974?" for this. Pencilled note at head of pg. 1 says "Work in Progress: Book of Breathings Chap". Text begins, "Brad and Greg had been
- The Place of Dead Roads Typescript
Approx. 500 sheets pc ts with pc holog. editing in WSB's and other's
hands, with numerous inserts. Also 1 sheet with orig. holog. notes in
WSB's hand on both sides, dated Feb. 20, 1981; 2 sheets orig. asemic
calligraphy, apparently WSB's; 1 sheet with orig. ts passages (for
insertion) on both sides (on The City Moon letterhead); and 1 orig. ts
letter from Literistic, Ltd., being a cover letter returning ts to JWG.
- Temple ov Psychick Youth
23-pg. illustrated book, titledAn Introduction to the Temple ov
Psychick Youth. Book is a guide to a quasi-religious cult, with themes of
sado-masochism, social control, personal freedom, and so on. The number
23 is frequently referred to.
- Francois Lagarde, The Three Minds
Limited edition publication. This is no. 2 of 35. [S.I.]: Images
Nuit Blanche, 1978. Consists of 3 photographs mounted in a red triptych
folder: 1 photo of WSB, 1 of Brion Gysin, and 1 photo consisting of the 2
other photos superimposed on each other. A folded insert contains
statement of responsibility, etc., and is signed by Gysin, WSB, and
- Stewart Meyer, Nightfire
38 sheets pc ts and 3 sheets orig. ts. Consists of sample sections
from a novel [later published as The Lotus Crew, Grove Press, 1984?] by
Stewart Meyer, with a 2-sheet synopsis of the whole novel, and a cover
letter addressed to "Howard", dated Dec. 30, 1982. Meyer's return address
is given as c/o WSB. Note in JWG's original inventory says "Meyer friend
of WSB (was in CCNY class), this book later pub'd". In manila envelope.
- Terry Wilson, "D" Train
153 numbered sheets pc ts, dated 1984. A novel published in London:
Grapheme, 1985. In a manila envelope with notes by JWG on it; not clear
if the notes have anything to do with Wilson's novel or not.
- John Giorno, 9:30 Club, Videotape, 1981
3/4" videocassette. Written on label: "John Giorno, 9:30 Club, Wsh
DC, 3-15-81, (unedited 2nd Generation Copy), Taped by RG/06 Video, Wsh
DC, 301-229-0184". In a plastic case, also labeled, and in a cardboard
sleeve. Tape is a Sony KCA 60-Minute U-Matic, marked mono and color.
- BARBUD Videotape
1/2" videotape on a single 5" reel. Reel and plastic case are
labeled "Scotch Video Tape". Plastic case has a label inserted in a
pocket with JWG's handwritten note: "BARBUD - Middle Eastern Dance
Troupe, please return to James W. Grauerholz ..." Note in JWG's original
inventory says, "ref. Peter McGehee, friend of JWG, film video, videotape
- Gus Van Sant, The Discipline of DE
1/2" videotape on a single 5" reel. Reel is in a cardboard box with
label, "The Discipline of DE". Box is in cardboard sleeve with a similar
label and a postal label addressed to WSB, with Gus Van Sant as sender.
Sleeve and reel are labelled "Sony". Note in JWG's original inventory
says "1/2" tsfr video of 16mm film ... 1983?"
WSB-Brion Gysin Correspondence, 1980-1981
Five sheets orig. ts; 2 sheets orig. holog.; 8 sheets cc ts. The cc
are WSB's letters to Gysin; the orig. ts and holog. are Gysin's to WSB. 1
orig. ts letter is from Maurie Neville to JWG, and discusses the possible
sale of "the Burroughs-Gysin correspondence". There is also a newspaper
clipping announcing a writing workshop with Paul Bowles in Tangier.
Subjects of letters include book tours, reviews, guns, Steve Lacy, Ira
Jaffe, Gysin's art work, self defense, WSB moving to Kansas,the master
musicians of Jajouka, Cities of the Red Night, The Place of Dead Roads,
Paul and Jane Bowles, and other matters.
- J. Kit Miller, Nightmare in Apepopolis
40-page pc ts of a novel, c. 1980. Spiral bound with black paper
covers. With an orig. ts 1981 letter to WSB introducing the book, and a
self-addressed return envelope with IRC slip. Novel was published in
Toronto: Emanation Press, 1981.
- Zurbrugg, "Beckett, Proust, and Burroughs, and the Perils
22-sheet pc ts of an article by Nicholas Zurbrugg. With an orig. ts
letter to JWG, dated April 28, 1981, discussing Zurbrugg's magazine
Stereo Headphones, and other matters.
- An Interview with Patti Smith, WSB
Transcript and edited versions of an interview of Patti Smith by
WSB, held on March 27, 1979 at the Bunker (WSB's residence) in NYC. Also
included is correspondence relative to the interview's editing and
publication. Folder includes 1 63-sheet pc ts, with orig. holog. editing
and inserts, in black binder with holog. title label, "Patti Smith Talks
with William Burroughs, The Bunker, NYC - 27 Mar 79"; 1 15-sheet pc ts,
with minor orig. holog. editing, titled "An Interview with Patti Smith by
William Burroughs",accompanied by 1 sheet orig. ts (both sides) letter to
JWG from Victor [Bockris] discussing transcription of tapes of interview;
1 15-sheet orig. ts of previous item, with extensive orig. holog. editing
in JWG's hand; 2 groups (21 sheets total) pc ts lyrics of songs from the
Patti Smith Group; 19 sheets and cards of notes, receipts and copies of
correspondence pertaining to the interview, which was apparently not
published. Correspondence is from JWG, WSB (1 orig. ts draft letter to
Patti Smith and pc ts of final version), Shelley Levitt (of High times magazine), and Andi Ostrowe (of the Patti Smith Group). Letters from JWG
are cc ts. Original folder had "PATTI SMITH INTERVIEW - High Times"
written on it in JWG's hand.
- Correspondence, Receipts, and Printed Matter, 1980-1981
Correspondence received, solicitations, announcements, clippings,
office notes, receipts, mail art, and other material for William
Burroughs Communications. Includes one sheet orig. ts signed letter from
Timothy Leary to JWG, with mailing envelope; 2-sheet orig. holog. letter
from David Braddy to JWG; what appears to be a passport photo of William
S. Burroughs, Jr. in an envelope from The Village Voice; clipping of a
review of Cities of the Red Nightby Jacob Fuchs from the San Francisco
Review of Books; receipts, accounts, and a contract between JWG and John
Giorno pertaining to a 1981 reading; clipped ad for a sword cane; 9
sheets pc ts detailed listing of persons to receive review copies of
Cities of the Red Night; correspondence between JWG and Harold Matson Co.
pertaining to royalty payments; and other material.
- Correspondence Answered or Not Requiring Answer, 1980-1981
Correspondence received, fan letters, printed matter, and other
materials. Original manila envelope has a note in WSB's hand,
"Communications answered or not requiring answer". Includes letters from
Kyle Strohman, S. J. Bernstein, Allan Bealy, Elizabeth Grossman (of Peter
Matson agency), S. Clay Wilson (a rubber-stamped envelope only), Jerry
Dreva (color photocopies), John Waters (pc newspaper clipping,signed by
Waters), Allen Ginsberg (1 sheet brief holog. note about introduction to
WSB's letters), Alan Lerner (pc ts of an article, "Satiric aims in
William Burroughs' "Naked lunch"), 4 sheets cc ts of WSB's brief replies
to 4 of the letters, and other material.
- Letters Answered, 1981
Correspondence received, with carbon copies of some of WSB's
replies. Includes letters from Arthur and Kit Knight (with 3 pc sheets of
letters by WSB from 1957 and 1959 which the Knights wanted to publish -
one of the letters deals with Jacques Stern and in his reply WSB refuses
permission to publish saying he had been "taken in" by Stern); Gary
Nargi; Allen Ginsberg (1 sheet holog. orig.); 1 sheet of WSB's replies to
interview questions asked by Eric A. Newcomer; JWG; a blurb for John
Waters' book Shock Value; and other materials. Includes 11 sheets of
WSB's cc ts replies. Original manila envelope has written on it "Letters
answered" in WSB's hand, and "B G ltr to new Folder" in JWG's hand.
- Boyd McDonald, The Manhattan Review Correspondence, 1976-1977
Correspondence between JWG and Boyd McDonald, editor and publisher
of The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts. Correspondence concerns
interviews by McDonald of JWG and WSB, and other matters. Includes 13
sheets orig. ts letters from McDonald, 1 orig. holog. card from McDonald,
1 cc ts from McDonald, 3 cc ts letters from JWG, 4 sheets notes and
newspaper clippings, 3-sheet orig. ts interview questions to JWG from
McDonald and a pc of same, and a 3-sheet orig.ts interview questions to
WSB from McDonald with WSB's responses (5 sheets orig. ts with orig.
holog. editing in WSB's hand).
- WSB On Film, Berkeley Barb, and Correspondence, 1975-1977
Correspondence between JWG, WSB, and others regarding an article on
film, "Perceptual cut-ups", by WSB, published in the Berkeley Barb, no.
548, Feb. 1976, a copy of which is included. Includes 8-sheet pc ts of
article, with orig. holog. editing in JWG's hand. Note on pg. 1 says
"text delivered by Wm. Burroughs at Pacific Film Archive 13 Nov. 75".
Correspondence concerns editing and publication of article and subsequent
unauthorized reprintings in the underground press.
- Letters Answered, 1979-1981
Letters, solicitations, and fan mail to WSB with carbon copies of
some of WSB's (or JWG's) replies. Includes letters from Elizabeth
Grossman (of the Peter Matson agency), Anne Cumming, George [Mattingly?],
Michael White, S. J. Bernstein, Jerome Lloyd, [John?] deChanenedes, and
others. Includes 4 sheets cc ts of WSB's replies or letters. One of the
letters, to "John", has a literary passage about the bitter cold of 1423.
Another one, to "Alan", discusses the reception of Cities of the red
Night and other matters. Original folder has "Letters Answered" written
on it in WSB's hand.
- Reviews of Cities of the Red Night, 1981
Pc or original newsprint reviews of Cities of the red night from The
Washington Blade (review by Jim Marks, and an interview with WSB by Tom
Lauria); 1981: Washington's Alternative Newspaper (review/interview by
William F.Ryan); The Bloomsbury Review (review by James Holmstrand,
interview by Tom Auer); The Miami Herald (review by Mary Jane Elkins);
The Sunday Times (review by Peter Ackroyd); and Observer Review (review
by Martin Amis).
- Correspondence Received, 1981
Letters received, fan letters, a receipt, and a newspaper clipping.
Includes several condolence letters for the death of William S.
Burroughs, Jr. Includes letters or notes from Ron Padgett, Peter Matson,
Jean-Louis and Isabelle Baudron, Jared Carter, Kit and Arthur Knight, Udo
Breger, Graham Masterton, S. J. Bernstein, Brian Buczak (with a cc ts
reply from WSB granting permission to quote from The Job), and others.
Includes a cc ts letter from WSB to V. Moody regarding lack of return
mailer for books Moody requested be autographed, and a cc ts letter from
WSB to "Stan and Elyse" thanking them for their hospitality. All
originally in a manila envelope, included, with "Letters answered"
written on it in WSB's hand.
- Laurence Marks Photo of WSB
Undated [ca. 1981?] black-and-white 8X10 photo of WSB giving a
public reading. With the photographer's business card.
- Reviews and Clippings, 1980-1981
Pc or newsprint clippings of reviews of Cities of the Red Nightby
Tom Clark (in Short bats news & review); Philip A. Sheffler (in the St.
Louis Post Dispatch); Seymour Krim (in Daily News); Peter Ackroyd (in The
Sunday Times); Gary Peterson (in The Capital times); and Heathcote
Williams (in The Guardian) Also a copy of a section of the newspaper The
New Mexican with a photo of WSB at a 1980 conference on D. H. Lawrence; a
page from The Lawrence daily Journal-Worldwith a photo of Nancy and
Ronald Reagan; and 1 sheet pc ts, part of a biography of WSB.
- Burroughs Communications Correspondence Received and Notes,
Includes correspondence received, lists of names and phone numbers,
to-do notes, notes on payments, office and WBC notes, schedule notes and
travel schedules, clippings, Cities of the Red Night review, publicity
and publicity tour notes, and other material. Includes a letter from
Jason Williams discussing a computer program that does automatic writing;
pc of John Giorno's interview of WSB from "the Gay Sunshine book";
exchange of correspondence between JWG and William Plummer pertaining to
an interview of WSB by Plummer and including a 3-sheet list of "Bill
Plummer - Contacts" with many names on it such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
Andy Warhol, John Ashbery, Carl Solomon, Herbert Huncke, Harold Norse,
Anne Waldman, and others on it; and other materials. Other names in
notes, letters, etc.: Judy Levine, Victor Bockris, Robert Mapplethorpe,
William F. Ryan (includes a copy of his article on WSB from The City
Paper), Richard Aaron, Elizabeth Grossman, Genesis P Orridge, Howard
Brookner, Francois Bucher, Tom Vitale, James Sherry, Maurice Girodias,
[Richard?] Kostelanetz, John Giorno, John Rechy, and others.
- WSB on D. H. Lawrence and The Plumed Serpent, 1980
Cc ts letter from J. D. O'Hara to WSB requesting an article on
Lawrence for a collection of essays; a pc agreement for videotaping
rights for the D. H. Lawrence Festival held in Santa Fe, NM, July 1980;
and an original ts of an article by WSB on Lawrence and The Plumed
serpent. The ts is original, with orig. holog. editing and notes in WSB's
hand, 9 sheets orig. ts, 1 sheet cc ts of first page, and 1 sheet ts
apparently typed without a ribbon. 3 blank sheets also included. In a
grey folder with "David Herbert Lawrence" written on it in WSB's hand.
- Correspondence Received and Reviews, 1980-1981
Includes letters from Jeffrey Miller (of Cadmus Editions), Philippe
Mikriammos, and others. Also includes a few sheets of JWG's office notes,
and an article on Brion Gysin from The Face, by Jon Savage. Reviews and
interviews are pc or clippings, and are mostly of Cities of the Red Night
and its publicity tour. Reviews are by Howard Mandel (in Chicago Reader),
William F. Ryan (in 1981), Harper Barnes (in St. Louis Post Dispatch),
Peter Ackroyd (in The Sunday Times), Martin Amis (inObserver
Review),Heathcote Williams (in Lone Star Review), Tom Lauria and Jim
Marks (in The Washington Blade), James Holmstrand and Tom Auer (in The
Bloomsbury Review), Tony Glover in Sweet Potato), Jacob Fuchs (in San
Francisco Review of Books), and Michael Mason (in London Times).
- TLS from Maureen E. Mulvihill, 1981
TLS from Mulvihill, with newspaper clipping of Mulvihill's review of WSB's reading at Merlyn's, Madison, WI (1981), titled "Image-processing with Burroughs & Giorno", City Lights, I, no 17, Apr 8-Apr 21, 1981, with B&W photo by Brad Wray of WSB on stage at Merlyn's.
- Correspondence Received, Office Notes, Etc., 1981
JWG's office notes and to-do lists, printed matter, announcements,
fan mail, letters received, clippings, and other material. Includes
letters from Byron Black, Franco Beltrametti, Charles Plymell, Ed Woods,
and others. Includes 4 pc ts sheets of WSB texts, from a draft of The
Place of Dead Roads and other sources; and an orig. ts signed letter from
WSB to Gerald Reith, returned by post office.
- Correspondence Received, Office Notes, Dear Allen
Introduction, Etc., 1981
To-do and office notes by JWG and WSB, schedules, clippings, fan
mail, correspondence received, printed matter, and other material.
Includes material from Michael Petree, Steven Lowe, Harold Matson,
Michael Brownstein, John Waters, Allen Ginsberg, Brian Damage, and
others. Includes some pages from a "Petree report" which seem to be an
inventory of files, specifically the "Brookner files". Includes Allen
Ginsberg's introduction and footnotes to Dear Allen, the collection of
WSB's letters, which consists of 12 sheets pc ts with pc holog. editing
and 1 sheet orig. holog. letter to WSB from Bob Rosenthal, Ginsberg's
secretary. All in a gold-colored pocket folder, with blank Giorno Poetry
Systems Institute stationary and envelopes, which list WSB as Vice-President.
- Correspondence Received, Office Notes, Etc., 1981
Correspondence received, fan mail, office notes, travel schedules
and notes, printed matter, announcements, and other material. Includes
letters or cards from S. Clay Wilson, JWG (to his mother, Selda
Grauerholz), Charles Schneider (with WSB's cc reply), Bernard Heidsieck
(with WSB cc reply), Anne [Cumming], Nicholas C. Gorski, Frankie Edie
[Kerouac?], Eric Mottram, Boyd McDonald, Graham Masterton (with WSB's cc
reply), Joe Maynard, Jerry Dreva, Arthur and Kit Knight (interesting
discussion of Cities of the Red Night), Sharlene Spingler, JWG (to WSB
discussing book signing, travel and other matters), and others. Names in
notes, announcements, letters, etc. include Peter Matson, Bill Plummer,
Michael Brownstein, Robert Fulton, Gerry Casale, Paul Hoover, Ted Morgan,
Michael Hollinshead, John Rechy, Bill Knott, John Giorno, Patti Smith,
Brion Gysin, Kathy Acker, Anne Waldman, and others.
- Correspondence Received, Etc., 1981
Correspondence received, solicitations, announcements, printed
matter, fan mail, office notes, and other material. Includes letters or
cards from Robert Anton Wilson, Arthur Knight (with transcription of a
journal entry regarding William S. Burroughs, Jr.), S. Clay Wilson, John
Montgomery (with a review ofCities of the Red Night by Ralph B. Sipper
from the San Francisco Chronicle , Gerard-Georges Lemaire, Liza Williams
(with reminiscences of WSB, Joan Burroughs, and William S. Burroughs, Jr.
in Mexico), and others. Names in letters, notes, etc. include Tom
Huckabee, John Hollander, John Cage, Clayton Eshleman, Howard Brookner,
and others. Also includes a 9-sheet pc ts with pc holog. editing and
insertions in WSB's hand with "The Cure" in orig. holog. on first page.
Text is an article on drug and heroin addiction and cures. Also includes
an issue of Art Press, no. 48, Mai 1981, with an article by WSB, "Les
Voleurs" with letter from the translator, Gerard-Georges Lemaire
inserted; a catalog/newsletter, 1981, from New Music Distribution
Service; and a copy of Free Express(Madison, WI) with an article on
WSB's performances in Madison and Chicago by Peter Spielmann and a letter
from the author.
- Tour File, Calgary, March 23, 1980
Correspondence between JWG (1 letter) and organizers (1 letter and 1
postcard) of WSB's March 23, 1980 Calgary performance. Letter from
Murdoch Burnett refers to a tape recording of the performance, and to a
forthcoming WSB reading fromCities of the red night. Original folder had
"Calgary 3/23/80" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Tour File, Los Angeles, April 9-19, 1980
Travel schedules and notes, receipts, clippings, printed matter, and
other materials pertaining to WSB/JWG trip to Los Angeles, April 9-19,
1980. Includes a 4-sheet itinerary of complete tour to Los Angeles, San
Francisco, and Albuquerque. Names on lists and notes include Steven Lowe,
Timothy Leary, Christopher Isherwood, John Rechy, John Steinbeck, Frank
Zappa, Jerry Dreva, Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, Paul Krassner, Boz Scaggs,
Michael McClure, George Mattingly, S. Clay Wilson, Barry Gifford, Dennis
Hopper, Terry Southern, Ralph Kirkpatrick, Kathy Acker, Robert
Mapplethorpe, Robert DeNiro, Lauren Hutton, Bob Colacello, James Coburn,
Buck Henry, David Hockney, Elia Katz, Jack Nicholson, and many others.
Original folder had "Los Angeles, 9-19 Apr 80" written on it in
- Tour File, San Francisco, April 19-23, 1980
Two sheets with lists of names, etc. in JWG's hand. Names on lists
include Bill Griffith, Boz Scaggs, Michael McClure, S. Clay Wilson, Barry
Gifford, and others. Original folder had "San Francisco, 19-23 Apr 80"
written on it in JWG's hand.
- Tour File, New Mexico, 1979-1980
Correspondence between JWG and others regarding WSB's speaking to a
class on the Beats, taught by Mary-Ann Eames, at the College of Santa Fe
and giving a performance at the Santa Fe Armoury in Summer 1979, and/or
at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in 1980. File includes
correspondence, notes, printed matter, travel information and notes,
clippings and other materials. Original folder had "(M.-A. Eames/Santa Fe
Armoury for the Arts.) U.N.M/23 Apr 80" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Tour File, Kean College Reading, April 29, 1980
Correspondence between JWG and others regarding WSB's reading at
Kean College, Union, NJ, April 29, 1980, and JWG's office notes on same
topic. Original folder had "Kean College Reading 29 Apr 80" written on it
in JWG's hand.
- Tour File, D. H. Lawrence Festival, July 15-23, 1980
Correspondence, travel schedules, notes, festival programs and
printed matter, clippings, and other material. WSB was to participate in
the festival. original folder had "D. H. Lawrence Festival - 15-23 July
80 - Santa Fe N.M." written on it in JWG's hand.
Tour File, Naropa Institute, Aug. 1980
- 320A - Tour File, Rome, July-Aug. 1980
Correspondence and JWG's notes pertaining to an invitation to WSB to
read at a literary festival in Rome, "Second International Festival of
the Poets", July-Aug. 1980. The reading was scheduled the same night as a
reading by John Giorno. Original folder had "Rome, 26 July - 1 Aug 80"
written on it in JWG's hand.
Brochures and correspondence pertaining to WSB's participation in
the Naropa Institute's Poetics Program, Sug. 11-15, 1980 and JWG's travel
plan notes. Names on notes include Harold Norse, Peter Orlovsky, Allen
Ginsberg, [Ken?] Kesey, Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, Jr., and
others. Original folder had "Naropa, Summer 1980, (11-15 Aug)" written on
it in JWG's hand.
WSB reading at Lawrence Opera House, Sept. 30, 1980
Correspondence, extensive notes, schedules, budgets, and programming
details, by JWG regarding WSB's reading with Allen Ginsberg at the
Lawrence Opera House, Sept. 30, 1980. John Cage was giving a presentation
in Lawrence at this time, and a meeting between Cage and WSB was
arranged. Original folder had "A.G. - WSB - Thumbs - Opera House - 30
Sept 80" written on it in JWG's hand. The Thumbs Band performed with WSB
WSB Reading at Lawrence Opera House, Sept. 30, 1980 -
JWG's notes, clippings, and other materials regarding the Sept. 30,
1980 reading and follow-up activities. Also includes a contract and
content details regarding a videotape of "Ginsberg, Burroughs & Cage at
Lawrence" to be produced by Michael Brownstein. Original folder had
"AG/WB Opera House, 30 Sept 80 - Documentation, etc." written on it in
Institute of Ecotechnics Planet Earth Conference, 1980
Correspondence, lists of participants, printed matter, and JWG's
notes regarding WSB's presentation at the conference held in Aix-en-Provence, France. Two letters, from Honey Hoffman to WSB, discusses plans
for a recording of WSB, Brion Gysin, and Steve Lacy. Original folder had
"EcoTechnic Institute Conference, 11-14 Dec 80" written on it in JWG's
Tour File, Austin, Texas, Feb. 1981
Correspondence, travel notes and schedules, printed matter,
clippings, office notes, contracts, and other material relating to WSB's
reading and workshop at the University of Texas, Austin. Some of the
correspondence is between JWG and David Ohle. Also included is a copy of
Contempo Culture Magazine, no. 4, 1980 (Austin); cc ts letter from JWG to
Terry southern regarding an invitation to Southern to travel from Austin
to Lawrence, KS for a presentation; article/interview on WSB by Ed Ward
from the Austin American Statesman, Feb. 5, 1981; review of Cities of the
Red Night by Dan Barber from The Daily Texan, Feb. 4, 1981; 3 contact
sheets of photographs of WSB at a book signing and at a shooting range
taken by Alan Pogue; and other material. Names on notes include Tom
Huckabee, Terry Southern, Grace Paley, David Ray, Helen Vendler, Alan
Pogue, and others. Reading in Austin was on Feb. 4, 1981, apparently.
Written on original folder in JWG's hand was "Austin 26 Feb 1981".
Reviews of Cities of the Red Night, 1981
Newspaper and tabloid paper reviews of COTRN and other works in
clippings, complete pages, or complete issues. Reviews by Jacob Fuchs
(San Francisco Review of Books), John Tytell (The American Book Review),
Salem Alaton (The Globe and Mail), John Rechy (no information on source,
but also in The Los Angeles Times Book Review), Tom Albright (The San
Francisco Chronicle), T. S. Tillotson (Isthmus), Martin Amis (Observer),
Peter Ackroyd (London times), and Philip Zaleski (The Boston phoenix).
Also includes a conversation between WSB and David Bowie in Rolling
Stone, Feb. 28, 1974; an article by Victor Fingal, "L'ecriture du silence
et de l'espace" in Construire, 8 aug. 1979, other clippings and
newspapers with no direct reference to WSB; a color photocopy film still
of WSB in a bloody surgeon's outfit; and other material.
- Fan Mail and Printed Matter, 1976-1977
Letters to WSB from readers and admirers, announcements,
solicitations, printed matter, unsolicited literary text, mail art, and
other materials. Includes 8 issues of The Poetry Mailing List, 1976; 2
issues of A Hundred posters, 1976; and 2 issues of The Poetry project
newsletter, 1977. Includes cards or letters from Bill Griffith, Jim
Haynes, Otto and Gertrude [Belue?], and others. Original folder had "Fan
Mail - Current, W.S.B." written on it in JWG's hand.
- Fan Mail and Printed Matter, 1977-1978
Letters to WSB and/or JWG from readers and admirers, announcements,
solicitations, printed matter, literary texts, and other materials.
Includes letters from Steven J. Bernstein, Francois Di Dio, and others.
- Jimmy de Sana, Submission
Copy of book of sado-masochistic photographs with 1-page
introduction by WSB. Jimmy de Sana, Submission: selected photographs,
1977-1978, introduction by William Burroughs, New York: Scat
- Mensuel Charlie, no. 146, March 1981
Issue of French underground comics magazine, that includes a 16-page
strip by Alex Barbier that includes WSB as a character, and may refer to
The Wild boys.
- Music-Sound Output, v. 1, no. 4, 1981
Issue of professional music and sound magazine. No direct WSB
- The Smash, 1981
Two issues of photocopied punk and music fanzine, variously called
The Smash, Smash 'em up, orSmashing.
- Lightworks, no. 14/15, 1982
Issue of this art and literary magazine with work by or about Jerry
N. Uelsmann, Ben Vautier, Jerome Salzmann, Paul Rutkovsky, Michael
Kasper, George Brecht, Karl Kempton, Gerald Janecek, Aleksey Kruchonykh,
Bern Porter, Mohammed, and others.
- Doonesbury's Greatest Hits, G. B. Trudeau, 1978
Copy of book published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
- Naropa Institute, 1977
10 sheets pc ts or cc ts. Correspondence, press releases, course
schedules, book lists, and other material related to WSB's teaching and
other activities at the Naropa Institute, July 1977. In manila mailing
- Fan Mail and Printed Matter, 1977
Fan mail and other correspondence received, printed matter,
solicitations, and other materials. Includes a letter from James Sherry
to JWG discussing Sherry's run-on lines technique. In a manila folder
with an address written on it (and "Misc. Fan" in JWG's hand).
- Arethuse Typescripts and Manuscripts, 1977
Three groups of pc or original ts or ms iterary texts. with orig.
holog. letter to WSB from Arethuse. 47 sheets total. In a folder with
"Arethuse, Jim Whittaker" and other information in JWG's and WSB's hands
written on it.
- Art Exhibits, Mail Art, Printed Matter, and WSB MS Material,
Announcements for art exhibits and openings, mail art and photos
recieved, royalty statements, printed matter, and other materials.
Includes a target piece from Jerry Dreva. Includes 3 sheets green
foolscap paper, 2 with WSB's orig. holog. notes and 1 with orig. ts text,
apparently by WSB; and a letter-sized envelope with "Christmas Cut Ups,
Dec. 25, 1977", written in WSB's hand on it, containing 12 slips of cut-up cc ts of WSB text. In a manila folder and manila envelope with notes
on them in JWG's hand, "rec'd from WSB, July 79".
- JWG's Addresses and Office Notes, 1977-1979
Numerous business cards, scraps of paper, solicitations, printed
matter, and office notes. Many names, addresses, phone numbers, etc.;
some of the notes are in WSB's hand. Among the names on these notes are
Tom Robbins, Anne Waldman, John Steinbeck, Brad Ellis, William S.
Burroughs, Jr., Frank Zappa, Don van Vliet (Captain Beefheart), Larry
Rivers, Terry Southern, Steven Lowe, John Giorno, Barry Gifford, Tom
Clark, John Waters, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jimmy de Sana, Patti Smith, and
Kathy Acker. In a manila envelope with "Misc Addresses Apr 1979" in JWG's
hand written on it.
- Correspondence Received, Fan Mail, Etc., 1976
Letters, cards, and fan mail received by WSB, photographs, and other
material. Includes material from John Giorno, Peachie, Ray Johnson,
Arthur Knight, Otto and Gertrude Belue, General Idea, Vincent Chetcuti,
S. Clay Wilson, Bill Griffith, Dick Higgins, Carl Weissner, John M.
Bennett, Robert Anton Wilson, Claude and Mary Pelieu, Genesis P. Orridge,
Alan Ansen [card dated Dec. 28, 1975], and many others.
- Correspondence Received, Fan Mail, Etc., 1976-1977
Letters, cards, mail art, and fan mail received by WSB, and other
material. Includes material from Allen Ginsberg [l sheet holog. letter
with newspaper clipping on liver transplantation], Ray Johnson, Genesis
P. Orridge, and many others.
- Taylor Mead TS Carbon 1964
Cc ts (both sides of 1 sheet), dated "June '64". JWG note on folder:
"Taylor Mead ts carbon 1964 (!)". Text appears to be a log of notes and
- Correspondence Received and Office Notes, 1974-1976
Letters, clippings, JWG's office notes, and other material. Includes
1 letter from [Barry] Miles, 1 to WSB from JWG, a clipping and a card
from Brion Gysin, 5 pieces (notes, a card, and a quotation) from Robert
Fulton, 3-pg. letter from Antony Balch with clippings, 1 letter from
Gregory Corso, 3 sheets itinerary and schedule for a WSB reading at
Buffalo State College Dec. 1975, 4 sheets of JWG's office notes including
a list of speaking engagements, and other material. Subjects of letters
include travel plans, mutual friends, drug therapy,
manuscripts and publications, and other matters.
- Letters from Wyatt Wyatt and Bruce Shlain, 1977
Letters to JWG, apparently referring in part of JWG's working as an
agent for Wyatt and Shlain. Includes 2 letters from Wyatt, Feb.-Mar.1977,
discussing John Cheever's Falconer, Wyatt's Catching Fire, and other
matters; and 2 letters from Shlain, Mar. 1977, discussing Shlain's
writing and its publication. In a folder with "Personal Letters" written
on it in JWG's hand.
- WSB Interview and Letters to Allen Ginsberg Contract, 1977
Contains 2 folded pc typeset sheets, headed "Alain Jouffroy,
L'Abolition de l'Art..."; 4 pc ts sheets, a poem by Richard Dillon, "Jai-Alai", first line, "A wave crashes against the funny void"; 6 pc ts
sheets headed "Burroughs Transcripts ... 2nd Tape" and discussing drugs,
consciousness, gay culture, christianity, and other matters; 1 orig. ts
and 1 pc ts poem, "death on the high free way", dated 1973 with "d. un"
typed at bottom of the pc sheet; and 7 sheets pc ts, being a contract for
the publication of WSB's Letters to Allen Ginsberg by Editions Claude
Givaudan. With a manila envelope addressed to WSB in Boulder, return
address JWG in New York, and dated Oct. 1977.
- Correspondence Received and Office Papers, 1976-1977
Correspondence received, announcements, travel schedules and
itineraries, fan mail, correspondence relating to WSB publications and
payments, some carbon copies of JWG's replies, printed matter, mail art,
personal correspondence and cards to JWG, and other material. Includes
some mail art from Jerry Dreva, and a letter to WSB from Otto and
Gertrude Belue. Also includes a copy of The Poetry Project Newsletter
(no. 40, 1 Dec.1976); and an issue of The Poetry Mailing List in an
- David Young - Correspondence and JWG's Agent Work, 1976-1978
Correspondence between David Young and JWG (JWG's letters are carbon
copies) regarding JWG's work as a literary agent for Young. JWG was
trying to place Young's book Agent Provacateur.
- Ahmed Yacoubi Correspondence, 1977-1978
Carbon copies of JWG's correspondence and office notes regarding his
efforts to get published a new edition of Ahmed Yacoubi's book, The
Alchemist's Cookbook. A price list with other information about Yacoubi
from an exhibition of his paintings is included, and copies of the
contracts for the first edition of his book.
- Anne Waldman, The World Anthology, Correspondence, 1976-1978
Correspondence between JWG, Frances and Anne Waldman and others,
regarding JWG's efforts to place the third anthology of works from the
St. Mark's Poetry Project, edited by Anne Waldman. Includes WSB's signed
permission letter for the use of his piece. The anthology was to be
called Out of This World. JWG's title on original folder was "The World
Three - Corresp."
- Terry Wilson, Correspondence Re Gysin Interview, 1976-1977
Correspondence between Terry Wilson and JWG regarding the latter's
efforts to place an extensive interview Wilson did with Brion Gysin. Also
includes some correspondence between WSB, JWG, and Udo Breger regarding
the same and other matters.
- Anne Waldman, JWG's Agent Work, 1976
Correspondence between JWG, Waldman, and others regarding JWG's
arranging readings and a film project for Waldman. Includes several
copies of a 2-pg. resume of Waldman. Original folder had JWG's title on
it, "Agent Work for Anne Waldman".
- Claude Pelieu, JWG's Agent Work, 1975-1978
Extensive and interesting correspondence between JWG and Claude
Pelieu (Washburn), Mary Beach, and others, regarding JWG's efforts to
publish Pelieu's Kali Yug Express, Room Full of Mirrors, Dark Tides and
Silent Speakers, and other works. Includes several original collage
postcards by Pelieu. Correspondence discusses literary matters, travels,
mutual friends, WSB's activities, and other matters. Includes a letter
from Bill Griffith. JWG's title on original folder was "JWG - Claude
Pelieu's Kali Yug Express".
- Correspondence Received by WSB , 1977
Letters and fan letters received by WSB. Folder has "Letters that
need no answer" in WSB's hand and "Fall-Winter 1977" in JWG's hand on it.
Includes letters from Ted Morgan, Gerald Nicosia, Steven [Lowe?], Helen
Luster, and others. Includes WSB's reading list of "neglected works" for
a Naropa workshop of Fall 1976. Includes a list of 10 numbered words
written in WSB's hand on the back of a letter from Fayette Hickox on The
Paris Review stationary: duck, cow, cheese, mice, bus, chair, ring, rice,
- Correspondence Received and Answered by WSB, 1977
Letters and fan letters marked as answered by WSB. No copies of
answers included. Folder has "Letters answered" in WSB's hand and "by WSB
from Colo. Fall-Winter 1977 (no carbons)" in JWG's hand written on it.
Includes a pc of a letter from Maurice Girodias with a pc of a letter to
Girodias from Henry Miller congratulating Girodias on his book J'Arrive;
a letter from Keith A. Deutsch with a short orig. ts by WSB describing
Hassan i Sabbah attached to it; and others.
- Correspondence and Other Material, 1975-1976
Includes a letter addressed to "Bill & Georgette" [apparently not
WSB] from Peter Stafford, a request for a WSB submission to Christopher
Street magazine and JWG's reply, a pc of an Army Legion of Merit award to
JWG's father (Alvin F. Grauerholz), and other material.
- JWG's correspondence Received and Office Material, 1976
Correspondence from friends and others, office notes, solicitations,
announcements, printed matter, mail art, and other material. Original
folder had "Mail" written on it in JWG's hand. Includes a letter from
John Marron, a postcard from Gregory [Corso?], and an envelope full of
clippings from Claude [Pelieu] Washburn.
- Correspondence Received and Other Material, 1977
Correspondence addressed to WSB and/or JWG, fan letters, and
solicitations. Some of the letters to WSB are photocopies, as is the case
in some previous folders in this box. Includes several letters from
Hartmut Kluge; and one from Genesis P. Orridge discussing publishing and
recording plans and other matters. Folder has "current letters" written
on it in WSB's hand.
- Correspondence Received, 1977
Four letters to JWG or WSB regarding publication offers, rights, and
other matters. Includes a letter from Keith Green regarding an offer to
record WSB for an issue of Zap comix. Original folder has "Standby"
written on it in JWG's hand.
- Correspondence Received, Office Notes, and Other Material,
Correspondence received (addressed to JWG or WSB), fan mail,
solicitations, announcements, JWG's office notes, printed matter, and
other material. Includes letters from Carl Weissner, Gerald Nicosia,
Jerry Dreva, Vale, and others. Names on notes include Anne Fremantle, Ted
Morgan, Tennessee Williams, Terry Southern, Norman Mailer, Ted
Solotaroff, and others. Original folder had "JWG" written on it in JWG's
- White Subway, Photocopy and Spanish Edition
Photocopy of 1973 Aloes seolA (London) edition of WSB's White subway
with pc dedication by WSB to Michael Petree. Also a published copy of the
Spanish translation, El Metro Blanco, Valencia: Pre-Textos, 1977. Both in
a white mailing envelope postmarked Mar. 22, 1983.
- WSB Texts from Carl Weissner, 1983
Photocopies of ts and published texts by WSB in a corrugated mailer
addressed to JWG from Carl Weissner in Mannheim, Germany. Date stamp on
address label is Mar. 22, 1983, and has JWG's pencilled note, "encl : 11
mss". Possibly this material relates to a translation project. The texts
are headed: Distant Heels, Pages from Chaos, 23 Skiddoo, File Ticker Tape
Tuesday July 7, Old Photographer, The Inferential Kid, Last Awning Flaps
on the Pier, The Bay of Pigs, The Coldspring News, The Beginning Is Also
the End, When Did I Stop Wanting To Be President?, The Danish Operation,
The Cut, On the Back Porch of His Farm, Waiting the Survey Line Quite
Some Years, and Sad Servant of the Inland Side.
- Stuff Ballet Score, Steve Lacy, Brion Gysin, WSB, 1982-1984
Pc scores for 5 songs by Lacy, texts by WSB and Gysin, for a ballet
called Stuff. Includes letters from Lacy about the project, JWG's
replies, and extensive French bureaucratic paperwork relating to rights,
payments, taxes, etc.; and other materials. Written on original folder in
JWG's hand: "'Stuff' (Ballet) - Burroughs/Gysin/Lacy."
- Edie Parker Kerouac Correspondence, 1982-1983
Correspondence between Edie Parker Kerouac and JWG. Includes 4 cc ts letters from JWG to Edie Parker Kerouac, 5 orig. holog. or ts letters
from Edie Parker Kerouac to JWG, and 2 pc ts letters from Edie Parker
Kerouac to "Ira". Correspondence deals with Edie Parker Kerouac's travels
and travel plans (1 letter was sent from the Soviet Union), Edie Parker
Kerouac's book on Jack Kerouac, whether or not Edie Parker Kerouac and
Jack Kerouac were legally divorced, mutual friends and acquaintances, and
other matters. Original folder had "Edie Parker Kerouac" written on it in
- Allen Ginsberg Correspondence, 1982-1984
Correspondence between Ginsberg, WSB, and JWG. Includes 7 orig.
holog. letters or cards from Ginsberg to WSB (one is to "Jim"); 2
envelopes with clippings from Ginsberg to WSB; a 2-pg. pc ts itinerary of
"Ginsberg/Orlovsky/ Taylor" in Europe 1982-83; 1 cc ts letter from WSB to
Ginsberg; a cc ts letter from JWG to Ginsberg; 1 cc ts letter from JWG to
Bob Rosenthall c/o Ginsberg; and an announcement of programs at The
Cooper Union, Spring 1984, that includes Ginsberg. The letters and
clippings deal with Ginsberg's travels and European tour; Hasan ibn al-Sabah and hashish; evolutionary theory; Robert Creeley; Peter Orlovsky;
Ginsberg's medical problems; Gregory Corso; L. Ron Hubbard; and other
matters. Original folder had "Allen Ginsberg 1983" written on it in JWG's
- Carl Weissner Correspondence, 1974-1983
Correspondence between Weissner and JWG. Includes Weissner's orig.
ts and holog. letters, and JWG's cc ts replies. Interesting
correspondence deals with Weissner's translation of WSB's works, their
publication, and numerous related matters.
- City Lights: "Roosevelt After Inauguration", 1975-1983
Extensive exchange of correspondence between Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
WSB, JWG, and others, 1975-1979, regarding publication, contents, and
contract for the City Lights edition of WSB's Roosevelt After
Inauguration and Other Atrocities. Also some 1983 correspondence between
JWG regarding foreign rights for the above title and The Yage letters.
The problems of these rights appear to have been quite complex. Also
included are some clippings of reviews, and an article on City Lights
Bookstore in Change magazine. Includes several orig. holog. letters and
cards from Ferlinghetti to WSB, and 5 cc ts letters from WSB to
Ferlinghetti. original folder had "CITY LIGHTS: 'Roosevelt After
Inauguration, & Other Atrocities' + YAGE LETTERS" written on it in JWG's
- Michael McKenzie Portrait of WSB, 1979-1982
Correspondence and contract regarding a limited edition photo
portrait of WSB by Michael McKenzie. 2 copies of a postcard edition of
the photo are included. Also discussed in the correspondence (between
McKenzie and JWG) is a possible interview of WSB for Manhattan Journal,
WSB's Blade Runner, and other matters. Original folder had "McKenzie
Portrait of WSB - Ltd. Ed." and "send 2 cc: Blade Runner" written on it
in JWG's hand.
- Harold Norse, Beat Hotel (Chapman), Correspondence, 1983-1984
Extensive and interesting correspondence between Harold Norse, JWG,
Francois Lagarde, and others regarding Norse's book Beat hotel, and the
Harold Chapman book of photographs of the Beat Hotel. Other related
matters are also discussed, including cut-ups and tape recordings.
Includes a 3-pg. orig. ts of Brion Gysin's introduction to the photo
book; 3 versions pc or cc ts of WSB's introduction to Norse's book. and
other material. Original folder had "Harold Norse - 'Beat Hotel' -
Chapman/Lagarde Book - Brion" written on it in JWG's hand. Cf. also
- Harold Norse, Beat Hotel, Uncorrected Proof, 1983
Spiral-bound uncorrected proof copy of the Atticus Press edition of
Norse's Beat Hotel, inscribed "For Bill & James" by Norse. With 2 1983
newspaper articles/reviews discussing Norse. In a padded mailing envelope
addressed to JWG.
- Harold Norse, Beat Hotel, Corrected TS, 1982
Pc ts of book with orig. holog. corrections and editing. Includes
orig. ts title pg., with orig. holog. inscription to WSB by Norse, dated
30 December 1982. In manila envelope with "Beat Hotel, Harold Norse, Ms.
version - Dec. 1982" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Harold Chapman, The Beat Hotel, Photocopy, 1983
Photocopy of Chapman's book of photographs, with photocopies of some
promotional material from the publisher, Gris Banal, and 2 orig.
photographic prints of 2 of the photographs of WSB from the book. In a
padded mailing envelope from F. Lagarde, addressed to WSB, and postmarked
March 7, 1983.
- Harold Norse, Beat Hotel Tapes, 1983
This is the cassette tape referred to in a 27 Sept. 1983 letter from
Norse to JWG in folder 368 and that JWG discusses in a letter dated 22
Jan. 1984 in the same folder. It is an 85-minute cassette tape in a case.
Case insert has "Beat Hotel Tapes, Harold Norse" written on it..
Contents, as indicated on cassette label, case insert, and holographic
list included, are Poets in trees, Sculptured astral light, Take a chance
on the void, Belli, Belli 2 & 3, The Whorehouse raid, Once there was a
king, and Two kinds of humanity. Sides 1 and 2 apparently recorded at
- The Place of Dead Roads Editorial Correspondence, 1982-1983
Correspondence between JWG, Peter Matson, Richard Seaver, and others
regarding publication, contracts, editing, changes, serialization, cover
art, and other matters related to The Place of Dead Roads. Includes JWG's
editorial proof-reading notes; a pc of an interview/article on WSB by
Jean Jacques Lebel, "Cut in - cut out"; 22 sheets pc ts (WSB's typing and
pc holog. editing) with a 26 Sept. 1982 cover letter to Peter Matson from
Ira Silverberg describing the ts as "reading material Wm. will need air-expressed to him in London"; 9 sheets pc ts of text fromThe Place of
Dead Roads with a 5 Nov. 1982 cover letter from JWG to Karl Jirgens
offering the ts for publication in Rampike, and Jirgens' Aug. 1982 letter
to JWG; 13 sheets pc ts of text from The Place of Dead Roads with JWG's 5
Nov. 1982 letter to Michael Horowitz offering the ts for publication in
New Departures and an Oct. 1982 letter from-Horowitz; 2 sheets orig. WSB
ts with orig. holog. editing and JWG's note "written Feb 83, dictated
3/22/83 to Seaver's Sec'y"(text consists of WSB's comment on subjects of The Place of Dead Roads, and opens "In one word this book is about
SURVIVAL ..."); publisher's galleys of an excerpt from The Place of Dead
Roadsto have been published in Vanity Fairwith a letter from the editor
asking for some minor changes; and other material. Original folder has
"DEAD ROADS 000-071" written on it in JWG's hand.
- KU Reading and KU Lecture
Several small slips of paper with coded notes on them (i.e. "M-10.0", "N-4.0-3", etc,) The slips are in JWG's hand, as is the note on
the folder, "ESSAYS Master-draft pages (etc) used by WSB in 'KU Reading'
& 'KU Lecture'". Cf. also folder 376.
- The Gay Tong, 1984
Correspondence between JWG and Mark Thompson (1983-84) regarding an
article by WSB for The Advocate. Includes orig. ts pages of drafts and
final article (6 sheets orig. ts final draft with orig. holog. editing in
WSB's hand; and 7 sheets orig. ts drafts [l sheet holog.] with WSB's
orig. holog. notes). Original folder has "Advocate article, 'The Gay
Tong'" written on it in JWG's hand, and "immediate projects (Gay Tong)"
in WSB's hand.
- WSB Essays, Editing Notes, 1982
Editing notes, word processing instructions, lists of file codes and
titles, contents lists, and various pages of text for an edition of WSB's
Essays. Includes 3 copies, each with different editorial notes, of a 5 to
6-pg. word processor printout of "Naked corrections"; 23 sheets word
processor printout from the beginning of The Place of Dead Roads; word
processing instructions forThe Place of Dead Roads; and other materials.
File code numbers appear to be the same as those in folder 374. The files
refer to Lemaire's edition of Essais, CCNY and Naropa lectures, Light
Reading for Light Years, and other materials. All in a green file folder.
- Immortality, Essay for Heavy Metal, 1981
17-sheet pc ts with orig. holog. editing. Text is Immortality by
WSB; editing is by an editor of Heavy Metal magazine, where the essay was
to appear. Includes a letter from the Heavy Metal editor discussing the
editing and other matters, and a mailing envelope addressed to JWG.
- Mud Club Reading from The Place of Dead Roads, 1982
Two groups of pc ts with pc holog. editing in WSB's hand, apparently
pages from the orig. ts of The Place of Dead Roads. The 16-sheet group is
quite legible, but the 15-sheet group, which appears to be a pc of the
other, has many faint and illegible passages. With a list, in JWG's hand,
of page numbers from The Place of Dead Roads ts. All in a folder with
"Mud Club Reading" written on it in WSB's hand.
- Screenplay, The Place of Dead Roads, 1984
16-sheet ts of a draft screenplay by Alan Cabal of The Place of Dead
Roads. Also includes 7 letters from Cabal, with a vita and a photo,
discussing his plans and ideas for a film, and other matters. Also
includes 2 cc ts letters from JWG to Cabal and 1 cc ts letter from WSB to
Cabal, and other material. WSB's letter comments on some material sent
him by Cabal regarding a paranoic account of some mass murders. Original
folder had "Alan Cabal" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Jennie Skerl Correspondence, 1982-1984
Correspondence between Skerl, JWG, and others, regarding Skerl's
work on WSB (article in Dictionary of Literary Biography, WSB volume in
the Twayne authors series, interview for Contemporary authors, a paper
for a MLA conference, and an MLA conference panel). Includes a pc copy of
a panel discussion with John Updike with Updike's comments on WSB; a copy
of Skerl's paper, "The Wild boys: the demonology of William S.
Burroughs", 1982; and a 2-sheet pc ts (WSB's typing) of WSB's responses
to Skerl's mail interview for Contemporary authors. Original folder had
"Jennie Skerl" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Jennie Skerl, Introduction to Naked Lunch and Twayne
16-sheet pc ts "Introduction To the twenty-fifth anniversary edition
of Naked Lunch" by Jennie Skerl and a 30-sheet form-feed computer
printout of the bibliography from Skerl's Twayne series volume on WSB.
With a cover letter to JWG asking for suggestions for both manuscripts.
All in a manila mailing envelope addressed to JWG.
- WSB's Introduction to Terry Southern's Flash and Filigree,
Two 3-sheet pc ts (WSB's typing) with pc or orig. holog. editing of
WSB's introduction, and 1 3-sheet final ts (incomplete). Includes 2 orig.
holog. letters and 1 orig. ts letter from Southern to WSB, copies of
blurbs for Flash and Filigree and Candy, clippings of reviews of Flash
and Filigree, 1 cc ts letters from JWG to Southern, and other material.
In a manila folder.
- Kansas Alumni, Magazine, WSB on Kerouac, 1984
Issue of Kansas Alumni, vol. 82, no. 4, 1984, with an article on
Jack Kerouac by WSB from The Adding Machine. Includes 2 photos of WSB, 1
of Kerouac, and a short biography of WSB by JWG.
- Bill Milosz Recordings of WSB, 1983-1984
Five letters from Milosz to WSB and JWG regarding Milosz' recording
projects using WSB's voice. Includes 1 cc ts reply from JWG and a page of
JWG's notes. In a folder with "MILOSZ text" written on it in WSB's hand.
- Giorno Poetry Systems Recordings and Video with WSB, 1983-
Correspondence between JWG, John Giorno, Ellis Rich, Anne McGeech,
and others regarding Giorno Poetry Systems recordings (JWG acting as an
agent for Giorno), and a video of WSB at the Final Academy for Giorno
Poetry Systems, and related matters. Original folder has "GPS - E & S
Music Ltd" written on it in JWG's hand.
- "Creative Reading", WSB Article for The Review of
Correspondence between JWG and John O'Brien regarding WSB's article.
Includes 5-sheet pc ts proof of article with minor orig. holog. editing.
Includes a pc ts letter from WSB to O'Brien (editor of TRCF) declining an
invitation to write an article on Hubert Selby. Original folder had
"Review of Contemporary Fiction" written on it in JWG's hand.
- WSB's APO-33, Beach and Pelieu 1966 Edition
Copy of APO-33: Bulletin, A Metabolic Regulator, compiled by Mary
Beach and Claude Pelieu, 1966, distributed by City lights With a 2-pg. (1
sheet) orig. holog. letter from Lawrence Ferlinghetti to JWG, dated
12/5/83 discussing a new City Lights edition of the book, and an
apparently unsent letter, with copy, from JWG to Christopher Blake,
discussing re-typing of the WSB text in the book. Book is printed on
newsprint and is in fragile condition.
- Patti Smith - Savelli Interview, 1977-1978
Correspondence between JWG and Savelli Edizioni and JWG's notes
regarding rights for reprinting Patti Smith's poetry and an interview.
JWG was acting as Smith's agent. Original folder had "Patti Smith -
Savelli Interview" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Patti Smith, Opera House, 2 June 1979
JWG's notes, itineraries, lists of names and addresses and phone
numbers, correspondence, and other material regarding Smith's performance
in Lawrence in June 1979, for which JWG was acting as local
agent/manager. Includes button/pin attached to a German ticket to another
Smith Performance. Original folder had "Patti Smith - Opera House, 2 June
79" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Michael Brownstein - JWG's Agent Work, 1977
Correspondence between JWG, Brownstein, and others regarding JWG's
activities as Brownstein's literary agent. Original folder had
"Brownstein, Michael - Corres." written on it in JWG's hand.
- Assassination Information Bureau, 1977-1979
Extensive file of correspondence between JWG and others regarding AIB and
related matters, AIB newsletters and publications, clippings, JWG's
notes, and other material. JWG was acting as a publication agent for AIB.
Includes a draft of an article by JWG, "Policy recommendations to the
Assassination Information Bureau". A prime focus of the AIB was the
assassination of John F. Kennedy. Original folder had "Assassination Info
Bureau - Marty Lee et al." written on it in JWG's hand.
- Martin Lee - LSD-CIA, 1977-1981
Pc ts of 3 articles or proposed articles by Lee, of the
Assassination Information Bureau, regarding the origins of LSD use in CIA
activities, JWG's notes and correspondence between KWG, Lee, and others
regarding JWG's attempts to get the articles published. Original folder
had "M. Lee/B. Shlain, 'LSD-CIA'" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Marin Lee - "Approaching 1984" Book Project, 1977
Letters from Lee to JWG, and a proposal or an anthology edited by
Lee, Approaching 1984: technology and social control in America. Proposal
includes table of contents (includes an epilogue by WSB, "The Limits of
control"), prospectus, and pc of first pages of many of the articles. JWG
was acting as Lee's agent in seeking a publisher. Original folder had
"Martin Lee 'Approaching 1984' book project" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Kathy Acker - JWG's Agent Work, 1977-1978
Correspondence, notes, pc printed matter, and other material
regarding JWG's efforts as Kathy Acker's literary agent. Includes 1
letter from Acker. Original folder had "Kathy Acker - Corres. etc."
written on it in JWG's hand.
- Miguel Algarin - JWG's Agent Work, 1976-1977
Correspondence, notes, pc printed matter, and other materials JWG's
efforts as Algarin's literary agent. Includes 2 letters from Algarin.
Original folder had "Miguel Algarin - Corres." written on it in JWG's
- Antartic Research, 1978
Clippings and book announcements about Antartica. Includes book-lists from Samisdat Publishers, a publisher of Nazi, UFO, and conspiracy
literature. Original folder had "Antartic Research" written on it in
- David Armstrong - JWG's Agent Work, 1977-1978
Correspondence between JWG, David Armstrong, and others regarding
JWG's editorial and agent work for Armstrong's proposal for a book on
alternative media in America. Includes photocopies of clippings,
articles, etc. Original folder had "David Armstrong - Corres. etc."
written on it in JWG's hand.
- Michael Reynolds - JWG's Agent Work, 1976-1978
JWG's notes and correspondence between Reynolds and JWG regarding
JWG's literary agent work for Reynolds, and other matters, including
WSB's activities and ideas. Includes pc copies of articles and other
material. Orig. folder had "Michael Reynolds - Corres." written on it in
- Scott Phillips - JWG's Agent Work, 1977
JWG's notes and letters to Phillips and others regarding JWG's
activities as an agent for Phillips' book, Oh, Holy One. Original folder
had "Scott Phillips" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Ed Sanders - JWG's Agent Work, 1975-1979
Extensive and interesting correspondence between Sanders, JWG, and
others, regarding JWG's activities as literary agent for Sanders, and
numerous other matters. Includes 2 issues of The Cattle Report by
Sanders, 5 pc ts of texts by Sanders, and other material.- Includes orig.
holog. or ts letters letters from Sanders, and JWG's cc ts replies.
Original folder had "Ed Sanders - Corres." written on it in JWG's hand.
- Anne Waldman - JWG's Agent Work, 1977
JWG's notes and correspondence between Waldman and JWG regarding
JWG's literary agent work for Waldman. Includes 6 orig. ts or holog.
letters from Waldman with JWG's cc ts replies, and a pc ts, 25 sheets, of
Waldman's "Shaman hisses you slide back into the night". In manila folder
with "Anne Waldman - Corres in RE Mss."in JWG's hand, and "Additional
material for Fire Cracker" in WSB's hand written on it.
- Isaac Bonewits - JWG's Agent Work, 1977-1980
JWG's notes and correspondence between JWG, WSB, Bonewits, and
others, regarding JWG's activities as Bonewits' literary agent. Included
are outlines of several of Bonewits' books, which deal with the occult
and magic. Also includes printed matter, contracts, and other material.
Original folder had "Isaac Bonewits - Corres." written on it in JWG's
- Victor Bockris Correspondence and JWG's Agent Work, 1975-
JWG's notes and extensive correspondence between Bockris, JWG, and
others, regarding Bockris' writing, publishing, and interview projects,
some of which involved WSB, as well as JWG's editorial and other
projects. Includes Bockris' orig. holog. or ts letters and JWG's cc or pc
ts replies. In addition to WSB, other subjects of Bockris' projects
include Patti Smith, Muhummad Ali, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Mick
Jagger, Keith Richard, David Hockney, Lou Reed, Brion Gysin, and others.
Original folder had "Victor Bockris - Corres." written on it in JWG's
- Bill Black-olive, Correspondence and JWG's Agent Work,
Interesting correspondence between Black-Olive, JWG, and others,
regarding Black-Olive's book Tales from the Texas Gang, and related
matters. Includes discussion of Black-Olive's personal life and writing
career, JWG's The City Moon, and other matters. Includes Black-Olive's
orig. ts or holog. letters, and JWG's cc ts replies. Original folder had
"Bill Black-Olive - Corres." written on it in JWG's hand.
- Bill Black-Olive - "The Texas Gang", Chapt. 1
16-sheet orig. ts, beginning "The Texas Gang...". Apparently part of
a novel, Tales from the Texas Gang. Original folder had "Bill Black-Olive
- Mss. (1st. Ch. of new book)" written on it in JWG's hand.
- B. R. Burg - Correspondence and JWG's Agent Work, 1976-1978
JWG's notes and correspondence between JWG, B. R. Burg, and others
regarding Burg's research and writing on homosexuality in pirate society,
and JWG's efforts to find publishers for Burg's work. Burg was a
Professor of History at Arizona State University, Tucson. Includes pc
clippings of news reports on Burg's research. In manila folder.
- Sal Capra, Nathaniel Dorsky - Movie Projects, 1977-1979
JWG's notes, and correspondence, story-sketches, and other materials
relating to projects for B-movie productions JWG was attempting to
promote. Original folder had "Sal Capra - Movie projects" written on it
in JWG's hand.
- Blaise Cendrars - Translation Correspondence, 1976-1977
JWG's notes and correspondence between JWG, Ron Padgett, Fayette
Hickox, and others, regarding JWG's interest in publishing some
translations of Blaise Cendrars' work. Includes 11 sheets orig. ts of
texts of Cendrars, "Trans by M. Beach", including "Christmas in New
Zealand", "Christmas in the foreign legion", "Christmas at Bahia", and
"Christmas in Rotterdam". Original folder had "Blaise Cendrars -
translations, corres. etc." written on it in JWG's hand.
- Change Inc. - Grant Application, 1977-1978
Correspondence between JWG and Change Inc. regarding JWG's
application for a grant-in-aid of $500. The grant was made. Original
folder had "Change, Inc. - grant, corres." written on it in JWG's hand.
- Jeanette M. Clark Sex Discrimination Case, 1972-1977
JWG's notes, lists of phone numbers, letters from Clark, newspaper
clippings, and pc clippings regarding Jeanette M. Clark's sex
discrimination case against NBC, and a class action suit on the same
issue. Original folder had "Jeanette Clark/NBC - Discrimination Case"
written on it in JWG's hand.
- Richard Dillon - "Jai-Alai", 1977
JWG's notes and correspondence between JWG, Richard Dillon, Richard
Matthews, George Mattingly, and Barry Gifford, regarding possible
publication of Dillon's book of poetry, Jai-Alai. Some pages of Dillon's
poetry are included. Also discussed are some possible WSB publishing
projects. Original folder had "Richard Dillon - 'Jai-Alai'" written on it
in JWG's hand.
- Tim Dlugos - JWG's Agent Work, 1977
JWG's notes and correspondence between JWG, Dlugos, and others
regarding JWG's attempts to find a publisher for Dlugos' novel The
President's Son. Also included are 2 copies of a 9-sheet outline of the
novel. Original folder had "Tim Dlugos - Corres." written on it in JWG's
- Electric Bill Problems, 1977
Correspondence between JWG and others, and bills and receipts
regarding a problem with JWG's Consolidated Edison electric bill.
Original folder had "R. S. Elovich/Con Edison at James W. Grauerholz, 43
Great Jones St., #4, New York City 10012" stamped and written on it in
- Smokestack Complaint, 1977
JWG's notes and a letter, with photograph, to the NYC office of the
EPA regarding a smokestack near JWG's apartment window. Also a membership
card and flyers for the Metropolitan Council on Housing. Original folder
had "Environmental Protection Agency" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Jorg Fauser - Correspondence, 1976-1978
Interesting correspondence between Fauser and JWG, regarding JWG's
writing, Charles Plymell, Allen Ginsberg, Carl Weissner, Claude Pelieu,
Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, WSB, and other matters. Original folder
had "Jorg Fauser - Corres." written on it in JWG's hand.
- Allen Ginsberg's Journals - Correspondence, 1977
JWG's notes, and a brief letter on Gordon Lish's letterhead
regarding publication of Ginsberg's Journals. Original folder had "Allen
Ginsberg's JOURNALS - excerpts etc. - corres." written on it in JWG's
- Brion Gysin - Correspondence, 1977-1979
Interesting correspondence between Gysin and JWG regarding Gysin's
writing, slides of his paintings, WSB and WSB's writing, William S.
Burroughs, Jr., The Third Mind, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, JWG's writing,
Felicity Mason, Junky movie, and other people and matters, some of them
personal. Includes 12 orig. holog. or ts letters or cards from Gysin, and
15 cc ts or cc holog. letters from JWG. Also includes 3 color photocopies
of slides of Gysin's art work, JWG's notes, and other material. Original
folder had "Gysin JWG - Corres." written on it in JWG's hand.
- Therese Haffner - JWG's Agent Work, 1976-1978
JWG's notes and correspondence between Haffner and JWG regarding
JWG's efforts as a potential literary agent for Haffner. Haffner was a
transexual whose writing dealt with that experience. Original folder had
"Therese Haffner - Corres." written on it in JWG's hand.
- Joel Harris and Music Business, 1976-1977
JWG's notes and a contract regarding music producing for a group,
headed by Joel Harris, called The Loose Screws. Also a clipping of a
review of a rock performance by Lester Bangs. Also 1 sheet of notes
headed "Conversation w/ Alvin Grauerholz 1 Feb 75 ", which seem to
pertain to the financing of a musical group. Original folder had "Joel
Harris - MUSIC BUSINESS - ('The Screws')" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Jed Horne - Agency Project, 1977
Two cc ts letters of JWG to Horne, regarding literary agentry and
other matters. Also includes 2 pc articles on literary agents. Original
folder had "Jed Horne - Agency Project" written on it in JWG's hand.
- - Herbert Huncke - JWG's Agent Work, 1977
JWG's notes, including notes of phone conversations with Huncke,
regarding JWG's efforts to find a publisher for Huncke's book, Guilty of
Everything. Includes 2 cc ts letters from JWG regarding the book, one to
Charles Plymell. Original folder had "Herbert Huncke - Corres. etc."
written on it in JWG's hand.
- Henrik Kruger- JWG's Agent Work, 1977-1978
Exchange of correspondence between JWG, Kruger, and Jerry Meldon,
regarding a translation of Kruger's Danish book on the J. F. Kennedy
assassination. Original folder had "Henrik Kruger 'Heroin/G-Men' book"
written on it in JWG's hand.
- Jack's Book - Correspondence, Permissions, Etc., 1976-1978
JWG's notes and correspondence between JWG, Lucien Carr, Barry
Gifford, Lawrence Lee, and others regarding an interview with Carr, for
the book on Jack Kerouac edited by Gifford and Lee, consent forms and
changes to WSB's, Arlene Lee's and others' comments in book, bills for
JWG's services, and related matters. Includes a few pc ts pages of
interviews from the book, passages discussed in some of the
correspondence. Original folder had "JACK - Barry Gifford & Lawrence Lee
- Interviews w/ Lucien Carr & Arlene Lee" written on it in JWG's hand.
- JWG's Rent Receipts, 1976-1977
Rent and other receipts, rental contract, and correspondence related
to JWG's rental space at 43 Great Jones St., #4, NYC. Original folder had
"LOFT - 43 Great Jones, #4 - Lease & Corres." written on it in JWG's
- Jonathan Robbins - JWG's Agent Work, 1977
JWG's notes and correspondence between JWG, Robbins and Pam Plymell
regarding Robbins' book on Lucien Carr, Lucien. Inclues cc ts of Carr's
1-pg. introduction, Allen Ginsberg's original 4-pg. ts introduction, and
Brion Gysin's original 3-pg. ts introduction. Original folder had "LUCIEN
- Jno. Robbins - Corres. etc." written on it in JWG's hand.
- Steven Lowe- JWG's Agent Work, 1976-1979
JWG's notes and correspondence regarding JWG's attempts to secure
payment for Lowe for his three pornographic novels, Ladies in Leather,
The Co-ed's Nightmare, and Punished Women. Includes 2 sheets orig. ts of
texts by Lowe. Original folder had "Steven Lowe - Corres. on his behalf
(w/ publishers etc.)" written on it in JWG's hand.
- The City Moon Correspondence, 1977-1980
Extensive file of correspondence between JWG, David Ohle, and others
regarding The City Moon magazine and other publications of the City Moon
Press, such as WSB's The Retreat Diaries. Correspondence deals with
sales, distribution, subscriptions, and related matters; some editorial
and other matters also discussed. Original folder had "Ohle/MOON
Correspondence" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Naropa Poetics Journal Anthology, 1976-1978
JWG's notes, correspondence, memoranda, and printed matter regarding
an anthology of material from the Naropa Poetics Journal. Includes a pc
of a letter from Allen Ginsberg, 2 orig. ts letters from Anne Waldman,
and cc ts of JWG's letters to Waldman. Includes a 20-sheet pc ts of a
text by WSB, "On the subject of Raudive's Tape Voices". The anthology was
to be published by Shambhala Publications. Includes a 10-sheet pc outline
of Allen Ginsberg's class at Naropa, 1976. Original folder had "Naropa
Poetics Journal" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Poetics Journal Texts, 1976
Pc ts of talks and interviews on poetics by WSB, John Cage, Allen
Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Jackson Mac Low, Anne Waldman, and Diane di
Prima. In a manila envelope with "Poetics Journal" written on it in JWG's
- Michael Newman - JWG's Agent Work, 1977
JWG's notes, correspondence between JWG and Newman, regarding JWG's
efforts in editing Newman's literary work. Includes some letters from
Newman to WSB. Original folder had "Michael Newman - Corres. etc."
written on it in JWG's hand.
- Burroughs Communications Correspondence, 1983
Extensive file of correspondence to and from JWG, mostly dealing
with WSB's literary business matters. Includes cc of JWG's replies, and a
few cc replies from WSB. Includes some of JWG's office notes and other
materials. Includes letters or cards from Angel Borrero, Anne Waldman,
Shane Williams (with a cc ts letter from WSB), Claudio Edinger (includes
a 2-sheet pc ts of a WSB text about the Chelsea Hotel), David Young, Andi
Ostrowe, David Braddy, Karl Jirgens, Leland Hickman, Nicholas Zurbrugg
(pc of article on Beckett, Proust, and WSB), John May (with pc of an
interview with WSB in Oct. 1983), Andrew Darlington (with an issue of
Ludd's Mill including a conversation between WSB and Lou Reed), Ed
Sanders, Doug Curran, Fernanda Pivano Sottsass (with 13-sheet pc ts of
WSB "A Treatment that cancels addiction"), Michael Horovitz, Boyd
McDonald (with 5-sheet pc ts of WSB's responses to interview
questionnaire [included]), Tom Huckabee, Chris Challis (with a cc ts 2-sheet and a cc ts 1-sheet letters from WSB and a pc of a published
discussion between WSB and Brion Gysin), and others.
- Nicholas Zurbrugg - Correspondence, 1982-1983
Correspondence between Zurbrugg and JWG regarding Zurbrugg's
writings on WSB and other matters. Includes photocopies of several
articles or reviews by Zurbrugg: [review of] WSB's Exterminator! and
Samuel Beckett's Texts for Nothing; "Regarding recorded literature"; "Tom
Phillips and the verbal/visual avant-garde"; "Sound and fury, lunching
with Burroughs, Listening to [Henri] Chopin"; "Beckett, Proust, and
Burroughs, and the perils of 'image warfare'"; "Burroughs, Grauerholz,
and 'Cities of the red night'"; and "Barthes, Burroughs, Gysin, Culler,
and the limits of intertextuality". Original folder had "Zurbrugg"
written on it in JWG's hand.
- WSB's Three Mile Island Text, 1979
Two-sheet text by WSB commenting on the nuclear accident at Three
Mile Island, PA which was printed in Rolling Stone magazine and was also
sent to Allen Cohen for an anthology on nuclear issues. Text is in 3
versions: orig. ts (WSB's typing) with orig. holog. editing in WSB's hand
(with mailing envelope addressed to JWG and postmarked 3 May 1979); pc of
previous with further orig. holog. editing in JWG's hand; and a cc ts of
final draft attached to a letter from JWG to Jann Wenner, editor of
Rolling Stone. Also included is a letter from Allen Cohen and JWG's cc
reply. Orig. envelope had "Three-Mile-Island - Rolling Stone" written on
it in JWG's hand, and another note in JWG's hand, "check tape of O-Hara
reading, Oct 1980 / Lawrence."
- Stone House Rental Agreement, 1981-1982
Rental agreements and correspondence between JWG and Panta Rhei
regarding the stone house near Lawrence, KS, where WSB lived. Some of the
correspondence discusses WSB's travel plans and domestic life. Original
folder had "Stone House" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Correspondence Received, 1982-1983
Letters received, addressed to WSB and/or JWG, including fan mail,
requests for submissions, literary discussions, and other matters.
Includes some cc ts replies from JWG; clippings; texts; printed matter;
and other material. Includes a letter from Jean Louis and Isabelle
Baudron; a postcard from Mary [Beach] and Claude [Pelieu]; and an orig.
ts and cc ts of same brief letter from WSB to John Murphy, a fan, with a
signed postcard, apparently never delivered. Original folder was
- High Times, no. 108, Aug. 1984
Issue of the magazine which includes a 6-page spread on WSB's
scrapbooks, with 5 full-page color reproductions from them. Article
titled "The Book of hours, 1964-1973: a reproduction of the Moroccan
scrapbooks of William S. Burroughs".
- Just Another Asshole, 6, 1983
Pc proof copy of a NYC magazine, with letter from editors Barbara
Ess and Glen Branca, requesting a blurb from WSB. According to JWG's cc
reply, no blurb was written. Magazine has work by Glen Branca, Jenny
Holzer, Kathy Acker, Martha Wilson, and others in it.
- Letters from Ansen, Dunbar, and Ripa, with Replies, 1983
The letters are to WSB with cc ts of WSB's replies: 1) from Alan
Ansen, Feb. 26, 1983, discussing his travel plans and illnesses and
mentioning Sinclair Beiles; WSB discusses his travel plans and other
matters; 2) from Ian J. C. Dunbar, 6.1.83, with an article, "Ecology and
the captive ape syndrome"; WSB discusses the "human impass" and other
matters; 3) from Dean Ripa, 4/28/83, discussing at great length venemous
snakes and other matters; WSB also discusses snakes, centipedes, and
other matters. Original folder had "Ansen, Ripa. Letters 0 by WSB, rec'd
5/9/83" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Office Notes and Correspondence, 1981
Several sheets of JWG's notes regarding Burroughs Communications
business, some of it having to do with Cities of the Red Night, including
names and addresses, payments, bills, and other matters. Includes a press
release for John Waters' film Polyester, and other material. Includes 2
letters to WSB, discussing Cities of the Red Night, a request for
material for a magazine, and other matters. Original folder had "Alpha"
written on it in JWG's hand.
- Die Wilden Boys, S. Clay Wilson, 1981
Stat of drawing by S. Clay Wilson in an envelope describing it as a
"T-Shirt stat". Note is in Wilson's handwriting. Envelope is postmarked
Mar. 20, 1981, although postmark is from a previous mailing.
- Port of Saints/Wild Boys - S. Clay Wilson's Copy, 1981
Approx. 200-leaf pc ts of WSB's Port of Saints, with a price list of
works by S. Clay Wilson dated May 1981. In an envelope with S. Clay
Wilson's handwriting on it. According to JWG's inventory, this is "S.
Clay Wilson's copy of TS, [of Port of Saints and Wild Boys] to
- Office Notes and Correspondence Received, 1981
JWG's office notes; business letters to JWG; travel itinerary notes;
flyer for a WSB reading in Vancouver BC, May 18; clippings; letters and
fan letters to WSB (including a letter from Elainie Karvounis discussing
her plan to translate WSB into Greek, and a letter detailing a
programable system for making tape cut-ups); and other material.
- Laurie Anderson Photo
8 X 10 black and white photo of Laurie Anderson in performance.
Rubberstamped on back, "(c) 1981 by Christopher Lucas". Includes another
copy, in an unmailed manila envelope addressed to Anderson.
- WSB and Laurie Anderson Tour File, 1981
JWG's notes on itineraries, fees, names and addresses, phone
numbers, and other information; correspondence; printed matter; and other
material; all regarding readings/performances of WSB, Laurie Anderson,
and John Giorno in 1981. Original folder had "Laurie Anderson" written on
it in JWG's hand.
- Blues for Kerouac - TV Script
Two copies of an 8-pg. pc ts "Blues for Kerouac, the Bebop Era: An
Original Television Script for a Two-Hour Live Performance Jazz Special",
producers: Daniel R. Kuhn and Cathleen W. Chin. Ca. 1981? With a business
card and a manila envelope. Script refers to an interview with WSB (text
- Armando Verdiglione, Sex and Language Congress, 1981
Announcement of Sex and Language Congress, NY, April-May 1981, in
which WSB was to present a paper, "Sexuality and language". Verdiglione
appears to have been one of the Congress' organizers, and a letter from
him is included. Also included is some other correspondence regarding
another congress, to have been held in 1982, for which WSB sent his
regrets. Original folder had "Verdiglione - NY - 20 Apr 81" written on it
in JWG's hand.
- Armando Verdiglione - Correspondence, 1979-1980
Correspondence between Verdiglione, JWG, and WSB regarding the
Congress referred to in folder 446 and other congresses, publications,
and other matters. Includes printed matter, pc clippings, and other
material. Includes a short orig. ts signed letter from WSB to Verdiglione
and cc of same. Original folder had "A. Verdiglione" written on it in
- Tom Huckabee - Letter and Bumper Sticker, 1981
Letter to JWG written on the back of a "Legalize Crime" bumper
sticker, another copy of which is included. In a manila mailing envelope
to JWG, postmarked July 1, 1981.
- ACP Blade Runner Video, [ca. 1981?]
Six-pg. script, 2 color xeroxes, and a cover letter regarding a 15-minute film based on the WSB story. Undated. In a manila envelope.
- WSB - Laurie Anderson - John Giorno - West Coast Tour,
JWG's notes, itineraries, schedules, names and addresses, etc.;
correspondence; clippings; printed matter; receipts; and other materials
regarding Sept. 1981 West Coast Tour. In 2 manila folders.
- Radar, 3, 1984
Issue of Swiss journal with extensive selection of Gerard Malanga's
poetry and photographs. Includes an interview (in German) of WSB by
Malanga, another interview (in German) of WSB by Helmut Rohrling, and a
laid-in article on WSB by Rolf P. Fenkart, "Hic et nunc? - Hic est nunc!:
vorschlag eines physikalischen Korrelats zu Burroughs' Time Is Running
Out". In a cardboard mailer.
- Pablo Lacer, Castaways, 1981
Pc 8 1/2 X 11 book of poetry, signed by author.
- New Departures, 15, 1983
Issue of British poetry magazine. Includes some sections from WSB's
The Place of Dead Roads, drawings of WSB by David Hockney, and photos of
- Bombay Gin, Summer 1982
Issue of poetry magazine published at Naropa Institute. Includes
some Jack Kerouac letters to Allen Ginsberg and poetry by Clark Coolidge,
Anselm Hollo, Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Michael Brownstein, Peter Orlovsky,
- Red Bass, v. 3, no. 1, [1983?]
Issue of magazine with interview of WSB by Jay Murphy. Includes
Murphy's original ts letter and questions (2 pages), WSB's orig. ts with
orig. holog. editing (4 pages) answers to questions, and JWG's cc ts
cover letter. Interview discusses writing, art, space travel, cultural
revolution, and other matters. In a manila mailing envelope postmarked
- WSB in Los Angeles, May 1981
JWG's notes, schedules, contacts, etc.; a contract; and other
materials regarding at least 2 readings by WSB in Los Angeles, May 1981.
Includes 12 color photos of people at a party and/or art opening,
including WSB, JWG, John Giorno, Timothy Leary, and others. Photos
apparently taken by Peter Fisher. Original folder had "China Club - LA -
May 81" written on it in JWG's hand.
- WET Magazine and Los Angeles Trip, 1981
More notes and materials related to contents and subjects of folder
456, including a list of names for a "Leary Party". Also a holog. 1-pg.
letter from John Rechy with a black and white photo of WSB. Some of the
correspondence relates to a WSB reading in Los Angeles sponsored by WET
magazine. Original folder had "L.A. - WET Magazine 81" written on it in
- San Francisco Tour, Spring 1981
JWG's notes; lists of contacts, correspondence; etc. relating to his
and WSB's San Francisco Trip, Spring 1981. Names on notes and other
material include Wally Spencer, Vale, Kathy Acker, Ken Friedman, Allen
Ginsberg, Harold Norse, Patti [Smith], Neeli Cherkovsky, Philip Lamantia,
Lawrence Ferlinghetti , Stan Getz, Marc Dolezal , F. A. Nettelbeck, Jim
Hartz, and others. Original folder has "S.F." written on it in JWG's
- Robert Palmer, The Pop Life, NY Times,. 1981
Copy of an article from the New York Times, July 22, 1981, that
includes a review of WSB's recording, "Nothing here now but the
recordings". Includes original page from newspaper and 16 photocopies of
- Stony Hills, no. 10, 1981
This issue focussed on the Beat Generation. Includes reviews of
WSB's recent books.
- Idea, v. 1, no. 2, 1981
Issue of an alternative literary/art magazine. No direct WSB
reference. Contributors include Sabina Ott, Jonathan Levant, Bob Black,
and others. Edited by Adam Parfrey.
- Blue Riddim
Press release and pc clippings on a reggae band, ca. 1981.
- Correspondence Received and Office Notes , June-July 1981
JWG's office notes, solicitations, empty envelopes, and WSB's or
JWG's correspondence received. Includes letters or notes from Lawrence
Ferlinghetti, J. J. Bernstein, and Steve Hellerman. Latter includes
interview questions and a copy of Oboemagazine, no. 4, 1980, and a
request of WSB to do an interview for Oboe.
- WSB, Sinki's Sauna, Pequod Press, 1982
Copy of 7-pg. chapbook, no. 23 of 500 copies printed. William
Burroughs,Sinki's sauna, New York, NY: Pequod Press, 1982; illustrated
by James Kearns.
- San Francisco International Video Festival, 1980-1981
Press releases for 1981 festival and posters and publications from
the 1980 festival. No direct WSB reference.
- Paul Petraitis, Manuscript "Catalog #25", ca. 1981
Pc manuscript with letter to WSB. Ms uses cut-up methods and refers
to WSB, among other matters.
- JWG's Office Notes, 1982
Holog. notes, in a mailing envelope with JWG's note on it, "Notes,
Filed 11/20/82". Notes deal with schedules, travel, contacts, household
affairs, WSB's business, etc. Names on notes include Ken Friedman, Allen
Ginsberg, Karl Jirgens, Robert Palmer, Gregory Corso, John Giorno,
Jacques Stern, Ira Jaffe, Herbert Huncke, Edie Parker Kerouac, and many
- Invitations and Announcements, 1982
In an envelope with JWG's notes on it, "Invite Junk, Nov. 2, 1982".
Mostly announcements of art openings and performances in New York City.
Includes other printed matter, small press publications, etc. Also
includes from The Alternative Press, Grindstone City, Michigan, 8 pieces
letterpress poetry or broadsides, in an envelope from the press titled
"Number Eleven": includes poems by Ron Padgett, Michael Andre, Edward
Dorn, and others.
- R. Bluestein, Review of Cities of the Red Night, 1982
Issue of the Bay Area Reporter for June 10, 1982, a tabloid
focussing on gay affairs. Review of C.O.T.R.N. is on p. 26.
- JWG's Office Notes, Summer 1982
JWG's notes of things to do, announcements, postcards,
correspondence, solicitations, clippings, and other material. In manila
envelope with "JWG -'File', Summer 1982" written on it in JWG's hand.
- JWG's Office Notes, Sept. 1982
Business correspondence received by JWG, with some of JWG's cc
replies, things-to-do notes, announcements, printed matter, and other
material. In manila envelope with "JWG 'File', Sept 82" written on it in
- WSB and JWG Office File, Sept. 1982
JWG's and WSB's business correspondence, including brief letter from
WSB; announcements; printed matter; office notes; clippings; and other
material. Includes letters or materials from Steven J. Bernstein, John
Giorno, Michael Butterworth, Ron Padgett, Jeffrey Miller, Charles Platt
(includes a draft profile on WSB), St. Scarlatina, Vale, Joe Maynard,
Steven Lowe, Iggy Pop (includes galleys for his book I Need more), Allen
Ginsberg, Victor [Bockris?], John Lennon (announcement and clippings
regarding an exhibition of his lithographs), David Hecht (with copy of
his book Scams), F. A. Nettelbeck (with a signed copy of his book Bar
Napkin Poems). Includes a pc of a 1982 article, "The Gay plague" by
Michael Vermeulen. Folder has "'WSB File, Sept. '82'" written on it in
- Hunchentoot - Frank Zappa, 1979-1981
JWG's correspondence to and regarding musician and composer Frank
Zappa and several of Zappa's projects. Includes 4 sheets of orig. holog.
notes by WSB for a Zappa-WSB project, clippings, pc clippings, and
Zappa's proposal to New York City Mayor Ed Koch for a fund-raising
program. Original folder had "Hunchentoot - F. Zappa" written on it in
- Real Estate, Correspondence and Notes, 1977-1981
JWG's correspondence, notes, and other material, related to
purchasing real estate. Original folder had "Real Estate, Corres. &
Notes" written on it in JWG's hand.
- Real Estate Prospects, 1978-1980
Listings of real estate available, USGS Survey maps order forms, and
related material. Original folder had "Real Estate Prospects" written on
in JWG's hand.
- WSB Business and Correspondence File, Sept.-Oct. 1982
Correspondence received, fan letters, JWG's office notes, clippings,
printed matter, and other materials. Includes letters or other material
from David Messick; Ed Sanders (includes 16-leaf text "A Line through the
type"); 4 1-leaf ts letters to fans and others dated Aug. 1982, including
1 to Alan Ansen; John Giorno; and others. Original folder has "Misc File
WSB" written on it in JWG's hand and is date-stamped "Nov 2 1982".
- Opera House Office Leases, 1980-1982
Leases for William Burroughs Communications office in Lawrence, KS
in Opera House and related correspondence and notes. Original folder had
"2 E. 7th Office - Leases, etc" written on it in JWG's hand.
- American Academy of Arts and Letters, Proceedings, no. 26,
Issue of the Proceedings, 2nd series, no. 26, 1976 which documents
WSB's Arts and Letters Award in Literature.
- Deed of Gift Cards, 1991
15 computer printout cards, each granting "Deed of Gift from William
S. Burroughs dated Dec. 30, 1991 ... " to OSU Libraries for a book from
the WSB collection.
- Gene Lyons, Invisible Wars, 1981
Printed article on chemical warfare from Harper's, Dec. 1981; a copy
of New York magazine, June 28, 1982, with some pages cut up; and an
"Odorama" scratch-n-sniff card from John Waters' film Polyester.
- Printed Matter and Christmas Cards, ca. 1983
Two Christmas cards, a map of Manhattan, 2 Giorno Poetry System
brochures, clippings, and other material.
- Ronnie Burk Photocopies, 1981
One pc collage signed "Ronnie Burk...1981" and 1 color pc of a
- Mid-America Cyclist, no. 80, 1981
Issue of a cycling magazine from Lawrence, KS. JWG's note on folder
reads "Mid America Cycling [sic], 1/81, article by Bob Richards, cover
- WSB Nova Convention Keynote
One sheet pc text by WSB, with pc collaged photo of WSB. JWG's note
on folder reads, "Nova Convention Keynote - from stationary made by a
- Play Poster - A Mass Murder in the Balcony of the Old
Poster, ca. 1975. JWG's note on folder reads, "play poster - WSB
assoc. not clear - 'Oliver Rish' rel. to Allan Rish?"
- WSB's Clippings, ca. 1981
Newspaper clippings, mostly stories or photos of disasters, crime,
etc., plus a couple of reviews, 1 of Cities of the Red Night. Also 1
sheet pc holiday greeting with WSB's orig. holog. signature on-it, and a
photograph with a note on verso from "Hausswolff". WSB's note on orig.
folder (included) reads "Co incidence/Animals".
- WSB and Terry Southern, "Strange Sex We Have Known", 1974
Feb. 1974 issue of National Lampoon, with text by WSB and Southern.
Also a greeting card from "Christie Lee & Rick" with a list of names on
- WSB, Allen-Ginsberg, and Norman Mailer, 7/6/84 at Naropa,
Boulder, CO - Class Transcript, Unedited, T.S.
44 sheets pc ts. Discussion of writing, current projects, Buddhism,
function of art, etc.
- Jennie Skerl, William S. Burroughs, 1985
Approx. 200 sheets pc ts of Skerl's Twayne US Authors volume on WSB.
Also Skerl's resume and pc of her article on WSB in DLB (Dictionary of
Literary Biography), vol. 16. Original folder had JWG's note on it,
reading "t.s./p.c. Skerl ms. for Twayne U.S. Authors book on WSB".
- Robin Lyndenberg, Word Cultures, MS, 1986
Approx. 342 sheets pc ts of a book, Word Cultures: radical theory
and practice in William Burroughs' fiction.Includes 1 sheet orig. ts
letter from Lyndenberg to JWG.
- William S. Burroughs, Jr., Prakiti Junction Correspondence
JWG's correspondence and notes pertaining to WSB Jr.'s Prakiti
Junctionand other books. Includes some letters to JWG from Ira
Silverberg. Includes a note from JWG stating that "Most of this box's ...
contents borrowed by me..." dated "6/2/97".
- William S. Burroughs, Jr., Correspondence, 1975-1980
A photocopied file of correspondence between WSB, Jr., WSB, and JWG.
Includes JWG's notes on payments made to WSB, Jr., and other related
matters. Includes 4 letters from WSB, Jr., 3 from WSB, 4 from JWG, and 1
sheet text by WSB or WSB, Jr. JWG's note on folder reads, "Bill Jr. -
p.c. corres (edit project)".
- Bombay Gin, ca. 1984
Issue of literary magazine from Naropa Institute. Includes text by
William S. Burroughs, Jr., "Dear Allen, ago pink gusty grey november ...
and a long poem by Allen Ginsberg, "To Dulles Airport". Magazine is
undated. "1984?" is date supplied by JWG in his original inventory.
- Berteina Barnum, Soft Red Rain, 1980
195 sheet pc ts of a novel, in a black binder, dated 1980. Includes,
unbound, 1 sheet vita on author, and 8-sheet pc ts part of another novel.
JWG made the following notes about this MS in his original inventory: "TS
copy, unpubl WB JR memoir, Soft Red Rain, Teina deBakey, 1980, Billy's
early, and last, g.f. [girl friend?] - JWG can decode Green Valley
Box 50 (large green portfoliio, oversized)
- Giorno Systems Record Art, 1980-1981
Four large sheets uncut printed art and text for 2 GPS recordings:
Sugar, Alcohol, & Meat, and You're the guy I Want to Share My Money With.
In a stiff green portfolio with ties.
Box 51 (Oversized)
Not in folder
Rampike, 6 Issues-
- V. 2, no. 1-2, 1982, "Electricitee"
- V. 2, no. 3, 1982 - "Violence", includes an excerpt from The Place
of Dead Roads.
- V. 3, no. 3/v. 4, no. 1, 1984, "Institutions, anti-institutions"
- V. 4, no. 2-3, 1985-86, "Propaganda", includes work by Brion Gysin
and Herbert Huncke
- V. 5, no. 1, 1986, "Les aliments/food", includes work by John M.
- V. 5, no. 2, 1986, "La Pataphysique"
Tabloids with no apparent WSB reference:
Wall Street Journal Parody Issue, 1983
Soho News, Aug. 1977
Yipster Times, Mar-Apr 1977
New York Times Book Review, April 6, 1983
Misc. Pages from the New York Times, 1982-1983
The Cultural Post, 14, 1977
New York Beat, 3 issues, 1984
The Advocate, 2 issues, 1976 and 1977
The Picture Newspaper, v. 4, no. 3, 1975-1976
New York Rocker, July-Aug. 1977
Sortie de Secours
Large video project brochure, ca. 1979.
- 504A- New York Review of Books, XXIV, 13, 1977
Box 52 (Oversized)
Tabloids and other material with no apparent direct WSB reference:
v. 9, no. 10, 1979
- v. 10, no. 11, 1980
- v. 11, no. 4, 1981
One issue: no. 9, 1984 (Latin American issue)
v. 3, no. 2, 1976 (New York City edition)
v. 3, no. 3, 1977
- v. 4, no. 1, 1978
- New York Times Magazine
2 undated issues, ca. 1981
- Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson, "The Banshee screams for buffalo meat", article
cut from Rolling Stone, no. 254, undated.
- Jay Francis, Storms of Mind, Album Cover
Pc of music album cover, photo from cover, and cover letter, noted
"JWG rec'd 3/3/83", in padded mailer.
Box 53 (oversized)
Tabloids with WSB reference:
- Soho News, v. 6, no. 10, 1978
Has an article on WSB by Gerald Marzorati and other articles on The
- The Village Voice, June 15, 1982
JWG's note on inner folder reads, "WSB's 1982 sculpture, 'Gun Door',
was in the Ronald Feldman anti-war exhibition that illustrates this issue
(but is not included here)".
- William K. Robertson, "On the Road Again"
An article on Jack Kerouac and the Beats cut out of Tropic, Oct. 24,
1982 (apparently a newspaper's magazine supplement). Includes a photo of
- Contact, Sept. 23, 1977
JWG's note, dated 8/7/98, on inner folder reads, "Denver gay paper -
has note to 'Cabell' (WSB's lover in Boulder, late '70s) from Montana
Hewson (now dec'd.)" Hewson's note is written with red marker.
- The Village Voice, Jan. 13, 1975
Has article on a poetry reading at St. Mark's Church which mentions
WSB's reading, and has a photo of him.
- Spin, v. 1, no. 7, 1985
Has article on WSB by Richard Gehr, and a full-page color photo.
- The Village Voice, Dec. 11, 1978
Article by Richard Goldstein on WSB and The Nova Convention, with
- City Life Magazine, c1981 & Unicorn, May 1981
City Life Magazine has an article/interview on WSB by Jeff Hays with
a large photo; Unicorn has an article/interview on WSB by David
Beaudouin, with photos.
- Soho News, v. 8, no. 21, Feb. 1981
Has article/interview on WSB by Edmund White, with photo and cover
photo by Robert Mapplethorpe.
- Soho News, v. 8, no. 12, Dec. 1980
Has photo story on Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky by Sheila Carr.
- Rolling Stone, no. 155, Feb. 1974
Has WSB's interview of David Bowie and a photo of the 2 of them.
- Rolling Stone College Papers, no. 1, 1979
Has interview/article on WSB by Richard Goldstein, with photos.
- Folio, Oct. 1975
Has transcription of a conversation between WSB and Allen Ginsberg
from WBAI radio.
Box 54 (Oversized)
Tabloids, posters, and other materials, many with direct WSB reference:
- Primo Festival Internazionale dei Poeti, June 1979
Large-format book documenting festival, with many references to, and
photos of, WSB, Allen Ginsberg, and others.
- Black Sun, 1, 1977
An art magazine with material by Bob Gale and others.
- Ruby Editions, Portfolio 1, 1974
Consists of 3 large prints in a red portfolio, all designed by Henri
Chopin. One is a text by WSB with his image. Signed by WSB; this is no. 5
of 30 signed copies.
- Kathy Acker Performance Poster
Poster for a performance in [Paris?]
- City Lights Calendars
Three literary calendars, for the years 1981, 1982, 1983. WSB's
birthday is listed in each.
Three copies of a poster for "You're the guy I want to share my
money with" with WSB, John Giorno, and Laurie Anderson; a poster for a
Patti Smith reading in Lawrence; a poster for the Nova Convention; 4
copies of a poster for River City Reunion, Lawrence, Sept. 1978, with WSB
and others; and a page from Rolling Stone, June 11, 1981, reviewing the
Sex and Language Conference.
- WSB Reading Posters
Two posters, for readings featuring WSB. Not dated.
- Broadsides and Printed Matter
Broadsides, posters, and other material, not obviously WSB-related.
Seven pieces in all; 3 of them water-damaged and stuck together.
- The Soho Weekly News, March 27, 1975
Includes an article about the sale of Olympia press to J. P.
- The Soho Weekly News, Aug. 7, 1975
Has a review by Peter Frank of John Giorno'sAmerican Text-Sound
Pieces, a recorded compilation which includes WSB.
- New York Rocker, March 1977
Has an article on Barry Miles by Bobbi Bristol. WSB mentioned.
- Soho Weekly News, March 13, 1975
Has a review of the stage production of Naked Lunch.
- Cover One, no. 0, ca. 1977
Has an article on the publication party for WSB's Junky. Includes
- The Aquarian, Nov. 5-19, 1975
Cover missing. Had a story on "The Return of the Beats" but those
pages are also missing.
- Rocky Mountain Musical Express, Aug. 1977
Has an interview/article on WSB by Angelo Lewis, and photos.
- Berkeley Barb, no. 548, Feb. 1976
Article by WSB, "Perceptual cut-ups"; on cut-up techniques in film.
- Berkely Barb, no. 559, April-May 1976
Article by WSB, "Legalize heroin!".
Box 55 (oversized)
Not in folders (2 books)
Page one: major events 1920-1975 as presented in the New York Times,
New York: Arno Press, 1975.
Disasters: from the pages of the New York Times, New York: Arno
Press, 1976. Both books consist of pages reproduced from the New York
Box 56 (Oversized)
- Exquisite Corpse, v. 3, no. 11-12, 1985
Issue of Andrei Codrescu's magazine, inscribed by him to WSB.
- Robert Gale, Sketches re. Book of Breeething
Folder heading by JWG, and dated "('70-73)" by him. 24 sheets
drawings; some folded, some with drawings on both sides.
- Robert Gale, Sketches re. Book of Breeething
Folder heading by JWG, and dated "('70-73)" by him. One sheet
drawing, with hand-written text on verso.
- Robert Gale, Sketches re. Book of Breeething
Folder heading by JWG, and dated "('70-73)" by him. One leaf
- Steve Lawson, 3 Postcards to WSB
Three postcards, 2 of them postmarked Jan. 1973. Postcards have
color pencil drawings on them, and are titled "Wearing", "the", and
- (Probably) Steve Lawson - Sketch for WSB
Folder heading by JWG, and dated "('70-73)" by him. One sheet black-and-white and color drawings.
- (Probably) Steve Lawson - Sketch for WSB
Folder heading by JWG, and dated "('70-'73)" by him. One sheet color
- (Probably) Steve Lawson - 2 Drawings on Cocktail Napkins
Folder heading by JWG, and dated "('70-'73)" by him. Three paper
napkins, 2 with drawings on them with oriental themes.
- (Probably) Steve Lawson - 2 Drawings on 1 Cocktail Napkin
Folder heading by JWG, and dated "('70-73)" by him. One paper napkin
with 2 drawings.
- Robert Delford Brown (Fan?) - Ink Drawing Dated 1969
One leaf drawing.
- "Drawings of Friends" Folder
Dark red folder with "Drawings of friends" written on it in WSB's
hand. Originally contained drawings now in folders 544-552.
- WSB's Tiger-Face Paper Fan
Folder heading by JWG. Flat stiff paper tiger mask on a stick.
- Jake Tilson, Exposure, 1980
Book of color photocopied collages. London: Woolley Dale Press.
Inscribed by author to WSB. Descriptive note by JWG on inner folder.
Box 57 (Oversized)
Not in folders (Tapes from Brookner's Film Burroughs and Nova)
22 90-minute audio cassettes. According to JWG's note on box, these
are "safety copies of Brookner sound rolls (sub. for 23 1/4" reels
donated 1991 by Burroughs.)"
Donor card in box describes "seven reels of
1/4-inch tapes, from film archive of Howard Brookner's film 'Burroughs' --- 'safety copies' made from Brookner's 5-inch production reels"
, and has
a 1997 note from JWG, "Reels 8-23 added (as originally intended)"
. 16 of
the cassettes are titled "Brookner sound rolls"
and have nos. 1 through
60 on them, which correspond to "SR"
nos. on the cassette case inserts,
which have contents notes. Six of the cassettes are titled "Nova
Convention (Brookner sound rolls)"
and have nos. N1 through N14 on them,
which correspond to contents notes on the cassette case inserts.
Not in folders (Tape recordings)
Tape recordings of WSB's CCNY Lectures, 1974
Cassette recordings of WSB's 1974 CCNY lectures, "rehearsals"
other material (cf. especially tape P). According to JWG, these tapes
were originally owned by writer Peter Seaton, who attended the lectures.
The texts of what may be on these tapes may be found in boxes 45 and 46
(folders 440-449) in the collection of WSB's papers, call no.
SPEC.CMS.40, in OSU's Rare Books and Manuscripts Division. In the box
with the cassettes is a folder with notes and labels referring to the
The following is a list of the tapes with the notes written on each
label. The labels also have "Burroughs" written on them, unless otherwise
noted. "Tape A"
etc. is on a separate, loose label placed in each box.
Tape A: lecture 2, 2/13/74; lecture 3, 2/15/74
Tape B: lecture 4, 2/20/74; lecture 5, 2/22/74
Tape C: Feb. 15, 1974, "Peter Seaton"
Tape D: 2/22/74; 2/27/74
Tape E: 2/27/74 or 3/1/74; 3/13/74, "missing" 3/15, 3/20
Tape F: 3/6/74; 3/8/74
Tape G: 3/20/74
Tape H: 3/22/Friday, "Seaton"
Tape I: March 22, "Peter Seaton" (date and "Captain R[illegible]
Lecture" and on side 2, "Nothing on this side" appear to be
in WSB's hand.
Tape J: "Cutup/Lecture"; "Lecture cont. / evening w/ Allen Ginsberg,
James G., John & David de Chadenedes, W.S.B." [This tape is "tape
20 " in cassette box "19-33 " in Deposit Box 60 as of April 1999 -
it will eventually have a different box number.]
Tape K: "Lecture 17 Apr 74 / CCNY; 17 Apr 74 cont. / misc. music JWG"
Tape L: April 24, '74
Tape M: April 29, 1974
Tape N: Lecture May 1; Lecture May 3 (appears to be in WSB's hand)
Tape 0: lecture 8 May 74 (rehearsal); lecture 8 May 74. (In JWG's hand)
Tape P: "JWG & WSB - Spring 1974 - NYC (candid)" (JWG's hand); Lecture
May 10, 1974 (WSB's hand)
Tape Q: "WSB Rehearsal for Lecture 17 May 74 (+ JWG babbling"; Lecture
15 May 74.
In 2015 the content of the audio cassettes in box 58 was transferred to digital format and is currently stored on CDs. A list in the box outlines the correspondence below between the cassettes and CDs, and provides a few brief comments from the quality control review.
Audiofile numbers / Tape IDs:
- Tape P
- Tape Q
- Tape E
- Tape H
- Tape I
- Tape K
- Tape F
- Tape G
- Tape D
- Tape C
- Tape B
- Tape B, cont.
- Tape A
- Tape A, cont.
- Tape M
- Tape N
- Tape L
- Tape O
In 2015 the content of the audio cassettes in box 57 was transferred to digital format and is currently stored on CDs. A list in the box outlines the correspondence between the cassettes and CDs.
Audiofile numbers / Tape IDs:
- Tape SR 1-4
- Tape SR 5-8
- Tape SR 9-12
- Tape SR 13-15
- Tape SR 16-19
- Tape SR 20-23
- Tape SR 24-27
- Tape SR 28-31
- Tape SR 32-34
- Tape SR 35-38
- Tape SR 39-42
- Tape SR 43-46
- Tape SR 47-50
- Tape SR 51-52
- Tape SR 53-56
- Tape SR 57-60
- Tape N1-N3
- Tape N4-N5
- Tape N6-N7
- Tape N8
- Tape N9-N10
- Tape N11
- Tape N11-N12
- Tape N13-N14