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Gerard Malanga Papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 813

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials documenting the artistic, professional, and personal activities of Gerard Malanga. Materials include correspondence, research and subject files, drafts and printed versions of writings, photographic materials, audiovisual materials, printed materials, and artwork. There is correspondence with publishers and editors, galleries and cultural organizations, writers, friends, and family. The research files and writings document work by Malanga and others. There are drafts, autograph manuscript and typescript, of a great many individual poems by Malanga and more extensive, though scattered files for collections of poems and other book-length projects, such as Ten Years After (1977), This Will Kill That (1983), Mythologies of the Heart (1996), and Scopophilia (1985). Materials can also be found for projects that relate to Malanga's work as a photo archivist for the New York City Parks Department, including books on Robert Moses and public swimming facilities in the city. Photographic materials include negatives, contact sheets, and prints, and feature portraits of writers and artists, chiefly American poets, dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Audiovisual materials include audiocassettes, reel-to-reel sound recordings, and optical media, including readings and performances by Malanga and others. Printed materials include posters, issues of magazines, clippings, and ephemera.

Dates

  • 1906 - 2019
  • Majority of material found within 1970 - 2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 113-117, 119, and 154-155 (Audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Gerard Malanga 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 Photo Anonyme Ltd. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund and gift of Asako Kitaori and Gerard Malanga, 2006-2017.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into seven groupings: I. September 2006 Acquisition. II. September 2006 Addition. III. November 2007 Acquisition. IV. November 2007 Addition. V. July 2008 Acquisition. VI. September 2009 Acquisition. VII. January 2017 Acquisition.

Extent

121.45 Linear Feet ((181 boxes) + 3 art, 6 rolls, 7 broadsides)

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.malanga

Overview

The collection contains materials documenting the artistic, professional, and personal activities of Gerard Malanga. Materials include correspondence, research and subject files, drafts and printed versions of writings, photographic materials, audiovisual materials, printed materials, and artwork. There is correspondence with publishers and editors, galleries and cultural organizations, writers, friends, and family. The research files and writings document work by Malanga and others. There are drafts, autograph manuscript and typescript, of a great many individual poems by Malanga and more extensive, though scattered files for collections of poems and other book-length projects, such as Ten Years After (1977), This Will Kill That (1983), Mythologies of the Heart (1996), and Scopophilia (1985). Materials can also be found for projects that relate to Malanga's work as a photograph archivist for the New York City Parks Department, including books on Robert Moses and public swimming facilities in the city. Photographic materials include negatives, contact sheets, and prints, and feature portraits of writers and artists, chiefly American poets, dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Audiovisual materials include audiocassettes, reel-to-reel sound recordings, and optical media, including readings and performances by Malanga and others. Printed materials include posters, issues of magazines, clippings, and ephemera.

Gerard Malanga (1943-)

Gerard Malanga is an American poet, photographer, and filmmaker. He was born in New York in 1943 and studied at the School of Industrial Art and Wagner College. He was Andy Warhol's chief assistant from 1963 to 1970 and, in addition to starring in many of Warhol's early films, he also made and starred in films of his own. His books of poetry include This Will Kill That (1978) and Mythologies of the Heart (1996), and his books of photography include Good Girls (1994) and Resistance to Memory (1998). He also edited a book on voyeurism in photography entitled Scopophilia: The Love of Looking (1985). Malanga lives and works in New York.

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.

Former call numbers: Uncat MSS 898, Uncat MSS 960, Uncat MSS 990, Uncat MSS 994, Uncat MSS 1032, and Uncat MSS 1225.
Title
Guide to the Gerard Malanga Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
May 21, 2007
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

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Location

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Access Information

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