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Simon Perchik papers

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.

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.


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.

13.92 Linear Feet ((18 boxes) + 1 broadside folder)
Related Names
Perchik, Simon
Language of Materials