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Michael Basinski poems and other papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1242

Content Description

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.

Dates

  • circa 1998-2019

Creator

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.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Poems, 1999-2016. II. Other Papers, 2005-2019.

Extent

.42 Linear Feet ((2 boxes) + 2 broadsides)

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.basinski

Michael Basinski

Michael Basinski (1950-), American poet and curator of the Poetry/Rare Books Collection of the University Libraries, State University of New York at Buffalo.

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 or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Michael Basinski Poems and Other Papers
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
December 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Contact:
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Location

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Access Information

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