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Don Byrd papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 967
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, sketchbooks, notebooks, photographs, audiovisual materials, and other papers that document the work and social circle of poet Don Byrd. Notable correspondents include Charles Bernstein, Clayton Eshleman, Susan Howe, Gerrit Lansing, Paul Metcalf, and Jed Rasula. Photographs include color and black and white portraits of Byrd and other poets. Audiovisual materials consist of audiorecordings made by Byrd of poets including John Ashbery, Charles Bernstein, Gerrit Lansing, Paul Metcalf, Charles Olson, and others.
Language of Materials
In English.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

Boxes 14-16 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Granary Books, Inc. on the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund and the Donald Windham-Sandy Campbell Collection Endowment Fund, 2014.
Organized into five series: I. Correspondence, 1953-2002. II. Sketchbooks and notebooks, 1967-2010. III. Photographs, 1970s-1980s. IV. Other papers, 1970s-2010. V. Audiovisual materials, 1960s-1990s.
11.22 Linear Feet (16 boxes)
Related Names
Byrd, Don, 1944-
Language of Materials