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Simon Perchik papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 743

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, personal papers, photographs, printed material, and a videotaped interview, documenting the life and career of American poet Simon Perchik. Correspondence is chiefly professional in nature, consisting of letters from editors, publishers, and other authors, relating to the writings of Simon Perchik and to twentieth-century American poetry generally. Principal correspondents include Elizabeth Press and Edward Butscher. Writings consists of autograph manuscript and typescript drafts of Simon Perchik's poetry and prose, dating from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Dates

  • 1942-1998

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 14 (videocassettes): Use of originals is restricted. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Simon Perchik 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

Gift of Simon Perchik, 1998.

Arrangement

Organized into four series: I. Correspondence, 1947-1997. II. Writings, 1968-1998. III. Other Papers, 1942-1995. IV. Manuscript Material Removed from Books, 1979-1998.

Extent

13.92 Linear Feet ((18 boxes) + 1 broadside folder)

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.perchik

Overview

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, personal papers, photographs, printed material, and a videotaped interview, documenting the life and career of American poet Simon Perchik. Correspondence is chiefly professional in nature, consisting of letters from editors, publishers, and other authors, relating to the writings of Simon Perchik and to twentieth-century American poetry generally. Principal correspondents include Elizabeth Press and Edward Butscher. Writings consists of autograph manuscript and typescript drafts of Simon Perchik's poetry and prose, dating from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Simon Perchik (1923-)

Simon Perchik was born in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1923. After serving as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during the Second World War, he enrolled in New York University, where he received a B.A. in English and an L.L.B. in law. Perchik wrote poetry and practiced law from 1950 to 1980, after which he retired to write full-time. Among Perchik's published collections of poetry are I counted only April (New Rochelle, NY : Elizabeth Press, 1964) and Hands collected : the books of Simon Perchik : poems, 1949-1999 (Columbus, OH : Pavement Saw Press, 2000).

Processing Information

Former call numbers: Uncat ZA MS 575, Uncat MSS 86

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, in 2013. 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 Simon Perchik Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
2013
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:
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(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.