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Eileen Myles papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1466
Scope and Contents

The collection contains writings, correspondence, notebooks and journals, personal and professional papers, printed material, computer and audiovisual media, and other papers by or relating to the writer, poet, and performance artist Eileen Myles. Writings consist of notes and drafts of Myles's books, poetry, plays, performance art, articles, essays, and other works. Correspondence includes exchanges with other writers, poets, editors, and artists in the United States and abroad, particularly the second generation of the New York School of poets. Correspondents include Dodie Bellamy, Charles Bernstein, Ted Berrigan, Tom Carey, C. A. Conrad, Dennis Cooper, Robert Creeley, Tory Dent, Tim Dlugos, Nicole Eisenman, Cliff Fyman, Barbara Guest, Nathan Kernan, Kevin Killian, Ali Liebegott, Bernadette Mayer, Barbara McKay, Thurston Moore, Elinor Nauen, Alice Notley, Kevin Opstedal, Kay Rosen, Thomas Savage, Leslie Scalapino, James Schuyler, Mark So, Joey Soloway, Juliana Spahr, Michelle Tea, David Trinidad, Paul Violi, Anne Waldman, Joe Westmoreland, and Bill Zavatsky. Personal and professional papers consist of photographs, teaching files, presidential campaign files, and subject files. Hanging files contain a mix of correspondence, writings, notebooks, personal papers, and other materials. Also present in the collection are poetry and prose by other authors such as Stanya Kahn and Akilah Oliver.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Box 61 (student records and other material): Restricted until 2082. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Box 105-108 (electronic media): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 109-117 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Eileen Myles 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 Glen Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2018.


Organized into seven series: I. Writings, 1974–2017. II. Correspondence, 1962–2017. III. Notebooks and Journals, 1960–2015. IV. Personal and Professional Papers, 1958–2017. V. Hanging Files, 1977–2017. VI. Printed Material, 1976–2016. VII. Computer and Audiovisual Media, 1979–2005.

108.1 Linear Feet (117 boxes)
Related Names
Myles, Eileen, 1949-
Language of Materials