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Tom Carey papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1210

Scope and Contents

This collection contains writings, photographs, correspondence, journals and other material created by writer, poet, and vicar, Tom Carey. Correspondence and journals contain content related to writers and artists associated with the first and second generations of the New York School, including James Schuyler, Eileen Myles, and John Ashbery.

Dates

  • circa 1890s-2000s
  • Majority of material found within circa 1960s-2000s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Box 12 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Boxes 15-16 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Tom Carey Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2012.

Arrangement

Arranged into seven series: I. Correspondence, circa 1960s-2000s. II. Journals, 1964-2007. III. Writings, circa 1960s-1990s. IV. Personal papers, circa 1960s-2000s. V. Photographs, circa 1890s-2000s. VI. Audiovisual materials, 1978-1992. VII. James Schuyler material, circa 1980s-2000s

Extent

8.0 Linear Feet (18 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.tcarey

Overview

This collection contains writings, photographs, correspondence, journals and other material created by writer, poet, and vicar, Tom Carey. Correspondence and journals contain content related to writers and artists associated with the first and second generations of the New York School, including James Schuyler, Eileen Myles, and John Ashbery.

Tom Carey

Thomas (Tom) Carey is a writer, poet, and vicar in the Church of the Epiphany in Los Angeles, California. Carey was born in 1951 in Santa Monica, California and is of English and German descent. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Spanish and studied theology at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. His father and grandfathers were western movie actors, and Carey himself studied acting with Jack Garfein and Stella Adler. In the 1970s and 80s Carey fronted for the punk rock band, The Beeks, and was a literary assistant to James Schuyler as well as John Ashbery. Carey became a Franciscan brother in 1988 and ran The Bushwick Play Project and taught poetry in New York City public schools for ten years. Carey's poetry has been published in various anthologies, magazines and journals. His book of poems, titled Desire, (Painted Leaf Press, 1997) was a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections [as they are acquired], and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Tom Carey papers
Status
Completed
Author
by Jessica Tai
Date
February 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Access Information

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