Collection ID: LMC 1837
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Meltzer, David.
Abstract:
The Meltzer mss., 1954-1974, consists of the correspondence and writings of Lionel David Meltzer, 1937- , poet.
Extent:
3041 items
Language:
Materials are in English .
Preferred citation:

Meltzer mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

Included are texts and galleys for the biennial periodical of writings by Jewish authors, Tree: 1 -4, edited by Meltzer. Drawings and pictures, financial statements, miscellaneous items, and a folder of printed pieces complete the collection.

The collection has been partially indexed at the item level in the manuscripts index of the Lilly Library. A list of index entries is available at the end of the finding aid.

Note on Indexing Term - "Art": Of particular interest are several letters which have ink drawings appended and notebooks with drawings included as well as other drawings and art work for Meltzer's poetry.

Biographical / Historical:

Lionel David Meltzer, 1937- , is an American poet and musician. He is considered one of the key poets of the "Beat Generation" in San Fransisco.

Acquisition information:
Acquired: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976
Arrangement:

The collection is arranged into four series: Correspondence; Writings; Writings by others; and Miscellaneous.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

PREFERRED CITATION:

Meltzer mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu