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Peter Gizzi papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 339

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Peter Gizzi in the course of his literary activities as a poet, editor, and teacher. The papers and electronic files document the creation of Gizzi's works of poetry, the publication of the literary journal O·ble?k, and his personal and professional relationships with other writers, poets, and publishers. Material includes correspondence with literary figures; drafts, notes, and proofs relating to Gizzi's published and unpublished works; manuscripts of work published in O·ble?k (issues 1-12), with related correspondence and general business files; manuscripts and related material for limited editions published by O·ble?k Editions; typescripts of writings by other writers submitted to Gizzi for his review; lecture notes and teaching material; and other papers relating to Gizzi's personal and professional life.

Dates

  • 1960-2009

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 50 (audiocassettes): Use of originals is restricted. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Boxes 48-49 (computer disks): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Email files in Series VI: Access is restricted during the lifetime of Peter Gizzi. Consult the appropriate curator for further information.

Files in Series VI. Electronic Files, "Restricted files" folder: restricted until 2020 January 1. Consult the appropriate curator for further information.

Copies of other electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Peter Gizzi 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 James S. Jaffe on the Ezra Pound Archive Fund, 2009.

Arrangement

Organized into six series: I. Correspondence, 1988-2007. II. Writings by Peter Gizzi, 1980-2007. III. O·ble?k Files, 1979-2005. IV. Writings by Others, 1990-2007. V. Other Papers, 1960-2006. VI. Electronic Files, 1990s-2009.

Extent

37.1 Linear Feet ((50 boxes) + 2 gigabytes)

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.gizzi

Overview

The collection consists of material created and accumulated by Peter Gizzi in the course of his literary activities as a poet, editor, and teacher, and documents the creation of his published books of poetry, the publication of the literary journal O·ble?k, and his personal and professional relationships with other writers, poets, and publishers. Material includes correspondence with various literary figures; drafts, notes, and proofs relating to Gizzi's published and unpublished work; manuscripts of work published in O·ble?k (Issues 1-12) and related correspondence and general business files; manuscripts and related material for limited editions published by O·ble?k Editions; typescripts of works by other writers submitted to Gizzi for his review; lecture notes and teaching material; and other papers relating to various aspects of Gizzi's personal and professional life.

Peter Gizzi (1959-)

Peter Gizzi was born in 1959 and grew up in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He holds degrees from New York University, Brown University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. His books include The Outernationale (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2007), Some Values of Landscape and Weather (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2003), Artificial Heart (Providence, RI: Burning Deck, 1998), and Periplum, or, I the blaze (Penngrove, CA: Avec Books, 1992). He has also published many limited edition chapbooks, folios, and artists' books. His work has been widely anthologized and translated into numerous languages.

As an editor, Gizzi has overseen O·ble?k: A Journal of Language Arts and The Exact Change Yearbook. He has taught at Brown University and the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is currently on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Biographical note is based on that in Poets.org (accessed on 8 June 2010).

Processing Information

Collection 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, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

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 Peter Gizzi Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Location

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Access Information

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