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Series I: Correspondence, 1960s-1980s
This series contains correspondence related to Miles’ work as a publisher of the little magazines Longhair
and The International Times,
and as owner and manager of London’s Better Books and Indica Books. Most of the correspondents are writers and artists from the counterculture scene in the US and Britain.
The majority of the correspondents are represented by only one or two letters, primarily addressing business and promotional concerns. These are arranged alphabetically within “General Correspondence.” Because some of the correspondents are people of note, this finding aid includes a list of correspondents found within the “General Correspondents” folders.
Correspondents with a large volume of material have been filed individually, the largest of these being the correspondence of William S Burroughs, which is also available on microfilm in the Columbia University library catalogue.
Original flyers and catalogues for various little magazines, book publications, poetry readings, and musical events have also been placed within this series.
All materials have been organized alphabetically by correspondent.