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   William Seward Burroughs Papers, 1957-1976.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William S. Burroughs Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Series I: Correspondence, 1953-1973

The Correspondence series contains a few select pieces of correspondence between Burroughs and his friends and collaborators. In this series are letters exchanged between Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg regarding their collaborative, epistolary book The Yage Letters. This series, though small, includes both letters later reprinted as part of the publication and correspondence related to the editing and process.

Burroughs to Bill Berkson,
June 4, 1962

Box 1
Folder 1
Burroughs to Allen Ginsberg
January 25, 1953
Box 1
Folder 2

(published as part of The Yage Letters)

January 6, 1955
Box 1
Folder 3

(regarding The Yage Letters)

January 9, 1955
Box 1
Folder 4

(regarding The Yage Letters)

March 9, 1956
Box 1
Folder 5

(regarding The Yage Letters)

Allen Ginsberg to Burroughs,
1973
Box 1
Folder 6
Philip Whalen to Burroughs,
1957
Box 1
Folder 7

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