Michael Basinski poems and other papers
Collection consists chiefly of visual poems and collages by Basinski, including one collaboration between Basinski and Ginny O'Brien. Other papers include one autograph notebook, with text and drawings, and printed materials announcing work by Basinski.
- circa 1998-2019
Conditions Governing Access
This material is open for research.
Box 2 (digital material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of computer disks may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Michael Basinski Poems and Other 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 Michael Basinski on the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund, 2019.
Organized into two series: I. Poems, 1999-2016. II. Other Papers, 2005-2019.
.42 Linear Feet ((2 boxes) + 2 broadsides)
Language of Materials
Michael Basinski (1950-), American poet and curator of the Poetry/Rare Books Collection of the University Libraries, State University of New York at Buffalo.
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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.
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- American poetry -- 20th Century
- American poetry -- 21st century
- Authors, American -- 20th century
- Authors, American -- 21st century
- Basinski, Michael
- Born digital
- Collages (visual works)
- Electronic documents
- O'Brien, Ginny, 1955-
- Poets -- United States -- 20th century
- Poets -- United States -- 21st century
- Poets, American -- 20th century
- Poets, American -- 21st century
- Visual poetry, American
- Guide to the Michael Basinski Poems and Other Papers
- by Beinecke Staff
- December 2020
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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