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Richard Aaron collection of Ira Cohen

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1025

Scope and Contents

The Richard Aaron Collection of Ira Cohen contains correspondence, writings, artwork, photographs, production files, and other papers by, to, or relating to Ira Cohen's life and work.

Dates

  • 1946 - 1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Richard Aaron Collection of Ira Cohen 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 Granary Books, Inc. on the Ezra Pound Archive Fund and the Donald Windham-Sandy Campbell Collection Endowment Fund, 2014.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: I. Correspondence and other papers, 1958-1996. II. Writings and other papers, 1946-1979.

Extent

8.08 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.racohen

Biographical / Historical

Ira Cohen (1935-2011) was an American poet, photographer, publisher, and filmmaker. He was associated with the Living Theatre, as well as various writers associated with the Beat generation. He maintained a longterm friendship with Richard Aaron, proprietor of Am Here Books, where Cohen often sent writings and other materials for safekeeping.

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 Richard Aaron Collection of Ira Cohen
Status
Completed
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
March 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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