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Jack E. Lorts collection of Larry Eigner correspondence and manuscripts

 Collection
Call Number: MS 352

Overview

Collection of materials received by Jack E. Lorts from and concerning the poet Larry Eigner. Includes correspondence and poem typescripts from Eigner and two letters from poet Cid Corman. Lorts had undertaken a college paper on Larry Eigner and began corresponding with him as part of that project.

Dates

  • January 1960-February 26, 1962

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Scope and Contents

The collection includes two letters (Sept. 13, 1961 and Feb. 26, 1962) and one postcard (Oct. 23, 1961) from Larry Eigner to Jack Lorts. Also in the collection are 40 poem typescripts by Larry Eigner (primarily carbons and thermal carbons, but with two that contain original pencil notations in Eigner’s hand). There is also one additional letter (Nov. 1, 1961) and one postcard (dated Feb. 14, 1962) from Cid Corman to Jack Lorts concerning Larry Eigner and other matters.

Physical Location

MS 352

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Jack E. Lorts, 2017.

Related Materials

Additional manuscript collections at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library containing materials by and related to Larry Eigner include
  1. Larry Eigner poems and papers, MS 39, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
  2. Transcriptions of Larry Eigner Poems by Robert Grenier, MS 257, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
  3. Henny M. Leonard's getting it together - a film on larry eigner poet Film, Transcripts and Letters, MS 122, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
  4. Ruth Bloom collection of Larry Eigner materials, MS 349, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
  5. Paris Review archives, MS 55, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Jack E. Lorts Collection of Larry Eigner Correspondence and Manuscripts
Subtitle
Jack E. Lorts collection of Larry Eigner correspondence and manuscripts
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by haz. Finding aid encoded by haz.
Date
2019-05-08
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the G. Baley Price Graduate Student Fellowship Fund.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/3105802080
Preferred citation
Jack E. Lorts Collection, MS 352, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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