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Larry Fagin papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 330
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Larry Fagin, stemming from his individual and collaborative work as a poet and editor, and, as well as his work as a teacher, filmmaker, artist, choreographer, and journalist. It also documents his personal and working relationships with other poets and writers associated with the New York School. Material includes correspondence, printed material, typescripts of poems, essays, translations, and film scripts, publicity material for readings, lectures, and publications, interview transcripts, teaching files, collages, an 8 mm motion picture, and other material. The bulk of the collection consists of files compiled by Fagin according to correspondent and/or subject, including extensive files for Glen Baxter, Bill Berkson, Jack Collom, Clark Coolidge, Michael Friedman, John Godfrey, Naropa Institute, Ron Padgett, Poetry Project at St. Mark's, Judith Reifman, and Anne Waldman, among others.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 55 and 71 (born digital): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Boxes 56-58 and 70 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Access to original audiovisual recordings (Reel 714a) is restricted. Consult the Beinecke Library Access Services department for information about reference copies.

Conditions Governing Use

The Larry Fagin 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 Granary Books on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2008 and 2018.

January 2021 acquisition: Purchased from Granary Books on the George B. Alvord Fund, 2021.


The collection is organized into three groupings: November 2008 acquisition, 1956-2008; May 2018 acquisition, 1918-2017; January 2021 acquisition, circa 1880-2017.

circa 1880-2017
Majority of material found within 1950-2017
45.79 Linear Feet ((71 boxes) + 1 film reel)
Related Names
Fagin, Larry, 1937-2017
Language of Materials