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MS Am 2062

Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972. Paul Goodman papers, 1925-1983: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2062
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972.
Title: Paul Goodman papers,
Date(s): 1925-1983.
Quantity: 21.3 linear feet
Quantity: (64 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of Paul Goodman, the American social critic, essayist, writer of fiction, poet and psychotherapist. Includes correspondence, compositions by Goodman, biographical information, and materials by others.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

89M-28 and 92M-63. Purchased from the Estate of Paul Goodman, with funds from the Amy Lowell Fund; received: 1988.

Processing Information:

Processed by: J. F. Coakley

Conditions Governing Access:

Use of originals restricted because of condition; permission of curator required. Readers must use microfilm copy of collection, but note that the film is missing items: 515a, 526a, 535a, 535b, 1039a, and 1178-1264.
The originals of this collection are not housed at the Houghton Library but shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. If use of originals is approved, retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times.
Items 1263 and 1264 are stored in the VAULT and are restricted until 2039.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Paul Goodman Papers, 1925-1983 (MS Am 2062). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Letters from Goodman are mostly typescript carbon copies; letters to him also include postcards. Goodman's compositions include notes, lecture notes, musical sketchbooks, and drafts for most of his publications (although not Growing Up Absurd (1960)), as well as for posthumously published works and other works (mainly plays and poetry) never published. Compositions by others are mostly reviews of Goodman's works and obituary notices.
Items (544) - (818) are the "Collected Poems" Series, items (819) - (1056) the "dated" series, and items (1057) - (1133) "undated" series.

General

The originals of this collection are shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See use restrictions below for additional information.

Container List

Index to the poems of Paul Goodman: 1. Titles: A-L

Index to the poems of Paul Goodman: 1. Titles: M-Z

Index to the poems of Paul Goodman: 2. First lines, A-F

Index to the poems of Paul Goodman: 2. First lines, G-L

Index to the poems of Paul Goodman: 2. First lines, M-R

Index to the poems of Paul Goodman: 2. First lines, S-T

Index to the poems of Paul Goodman: 2. First lines, U-Z


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