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Charles North papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1091

Scope and Contents

The Charles North papers, which span from 1941 to 2016, contain correspondence, writings, journals, writings of others, CDs, DVDs, photographs, personal papers, artwork, printed material, electronic media, and other papers by or relating to the life and work of Charles North. Correspondents include John Ashbery, Douglas Crase, Ron Padgett, James Schuyler, Tony Towle, Paul Violi, Trevor Winkfield, and other poets and collaborators. Manuscripts by others include works by Ashbery, Crase, Schuyler, Towle, Violi, and others.


  • 1941 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Box 11 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Charles North 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 Granary Books, Inc. on the Ezra Pound Archive Fund and the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund, 2016.


Organized into six series: I. Alphabetical correspondence, 1961-2015. II. Personal papers, 1941-2016. III. Manuscript material and correspondence, 1970-2015. IV. Manuscripts by others, 1960-2014. V. Printed material, 1967-2015. VI. Electronic material, undated.


10.25 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

Charles North

Charles North (1941-) is an American poet and writer associated with the New York School of poetry. Born in Brooklyn, NY, North studied English, philosophy, and comparative literature, earning a B.A. from Tufts University (1962) and an M.A. from Columbia University (1964). North went on to study poetry with Kenneth Koch at the New School and became a teacher at Pace University. He has published numerous books of poetry, including many collaborative works with other poets and artists like Trevor Winkfield, Paula Vogel, and Tony Towle.

Guide to the Charles North Papers
by Beinecke staff
July 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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