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Kevin Killian and Dodie Bellamy papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1090
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence, writings, professional papers, research files, personal papers, photographs, audiovisual materials, and electronic media documenting the lives and work of Kevin Killian and Dodie Bellamy. The correspondence documents their personal, professional, and family networks and includes writers, poets, and collaborators. Writings include published and unpublished works by both Killian and Bellamy. Professional papers include essays, talks, and other papers documenting their work and careers. Research files document Bellamy's research on Sam D'Allesandro for Real: The Letters of Mina Harker and Sam D'Allesandro (Hoboken, N.J. : Talisman House, 1994), and Killian's research on Jack Spicer for My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer, which he co-edited with Peter Gizzi. Personal papers include juvenilia, schoolwork, reviews, flyers, teaching materials, memorabilia, papers relating to Poets Theater, and other papers. Photographs include 8 x 10 prints, in both color and black and white, which mostly consist of portraits of Bellamy, Killian, and many other individuals. Photographs also include a series of photographs taken by Kevin Killian titled "Tagged," as well as general photographs of events and performances. Audiovisual materials include interviews regarding Jack Spicer, additional interviews, music, and other recordings. Electronic media includes audio recordings, research materials, digital photographs, and commercially-produced media.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.

Boxes 83-85 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 86 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Kevin Killian and Dodie Bellamy 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 on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2015.
Organized into eight series: I. Correspondence, 1973-2015. II. Writings, 1952-2014. III. Professional Papers, 1941, 1979-2015. IV. Research Files, 1977-2009. V. Personal Papers, 1948, 1965-2005. VI. Photographs, 1965-2012. VII. Audiovisual Materials, 1977-2012. VIII. Electronic Media, 1991-2008.
1948 - 2015
101.62 Linear Feet (86 boxes)
Related Names
Killian, Kevin
Bellamy, Dodie
Language of Materials