141.0 linear feet (231 archives boxes, 14 records cartons, 5 card files, 25 audiocassette boxes, 7 flat boxes, 6 oversize folders, and 3 films).
arranged in ten series: 1. Notebooks. 2. Biographical materials. 3. Correspondence. 4. Writings. 5. Writings of others. 6. Interviews. 7. Conferences, festivals and residencies. 8. Programs and posters. 9. Subject files. 10. Originals of preservation photocopies.
arranged in twelve series: 11. Biographical materials. 12. Financial materials. 13. Correspondence. 14. Writings. 15. Writings of others. 16. Interviews. 17. Programs, posters and flyers. 18. Subject files. 19. Ephemera. 20. Photographs. 21. Digital media. 22. Audiovisual materials.
Literary papers of an experimental United States writer, documenting his career from the late 1930s to 2004. The collection includes manuscript drafts of Mac Low's verse, plays, and criticism; documentation of conferences Mac Low attended and residencies he held; programs and posters for readings by Mac Low and other writers; biographical items such as bibliographies, resumes, and family photographs; transcripts of interviews of Mac Low; and Mac Low's notebooks for the years 1948-1990, which contain early drafts of a great number of his poems, as well as diaristic reflections about the business of writing and performing. A substantial portion of the collection is comprised of correspondence and manuscripts sent to Mac Low from a diverse group of poets, novelists, performance artists, editors, publishers, and scholars.
A performance artist and the author of more than two dozen books of experimental verse, Mac Low was born in Chicago in 1922 and educated at the University of Chicago (1939-1943) and Brooklyn College (1955-1958). He has worked as a music teacher, an English teacher, a translator, and an editor.
Original sound recordings and digital media are restricted. Researchers may request user copies be produced in advance.
Additional materials restricted, see finding aid.
Cite as: Jackson Mac Low Papers. MSS 180. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.
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