Skip to main content

Linda Kay Davis collection of Ed Sanders materials

Call Number: MS 356


This collection includes correspondence sent to Linda Kay Davis, as well as miscellaneous articles and ephemera collected by Davis, related to Ed Sanders and the Fugs, a band formed by Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, and Ken Weaver in the 1960s.


  • 1967 - 2011


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biography of Ed Sanders

Ed Sanders was born in 1939 and grew up in Blue Springs, Missouri. He studied at the University of Missouri and at New York University, earning a BA in ancient Greek. Sanders remained in New York City after college, opening the Peace Eye Bookstore and starting Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts in the early 1960s. The magazine included contributions from several Beat Generation poets and artists, including Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso.

Sanders formed the Fugs folk-rock band in 1964 with fellow poet Tuli Kupferberg. The band performed and released several albums in the 1960s, was resurrected in the 1980s-1990s, and released a last album in 2009 before Kupferberg died in 2010.

Sanders' publications include biographical verse, such as Chekhov (1995) and The Poetry and Life of Allen Ginsberg (2000). Sanders' other collections of poetry include Poem from Jail (1963), 20,000 A.D. (1976), Thirsting for Peace in a Raging Century: Selected Poems 1961-1985 (1987), and America: A History in Verse (2000).


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case + 1 oversize box)

Physical Location

MS 356

Physical Location

MS Q86

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Linda Kay Davis, 2018.

Separated Materials

Several books written by Sanders that came with the manuscript collection were cataloged individually and can be found in the KU Libraries online catalog by searching for Linda Kay Davis' name.


Guide to the Linda Kay Davis Collection of Ed Sanders Materials
Linda Kay Davis collection of Ed Sanders materials
Finding aid prepared by lkd and mwh. Finding aid encoded by mwh.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
Preferred citation
Linda Kay Davis collection of Ed Sanders materials, MS 356, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States