University of Delaware Library

Kaufman, Alan.

Alan Kaufman letters to Timothy Murray

2009


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F849


Creator: Kaufman, Alan.


Title: Alan Kaufman letters to Timothy Murray


Inclusive Dates: 2009


Extent: 3 items (4 p.)


Abstract: These three holograph letters are from American poet and editor Alan Kaufman to Timothy Murray, Head of Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F849, Alan Kaufman letters to Timothy Murray, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 59, F849: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

F849 removal: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (18 inches)

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

From the author, 2009.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, November 2009.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Biographical Note

Alan Kaufman, born January 12, 1952, in New York City to a French Holocaust survivor and raised in the Bronx, is a teacher, writer, poet, editor, performer, artist, and impresario best known for his work as editor of the Outlaw Bible series of literary anthologies. In addition Kaufman founded the alternative Jewish cultural magazine Davka, wrote a memoir, Jew Boy (2000), the novel Matches (2005), and several volumes of poetry. Active as a poet from an early age, Kaufman has been involved in both the New York and San Francisco poetry scenes and played a role in the popularization of Spoken Word poetry in both the United States and abroad. More recently, Kaufman has taken up the brush as a painter, a medium in which he has proven equally productive.

Librarian Timothy Murray is the Head of Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Sources:

Biographical information derived from MSS 599, Alan Kaufman papers.


Scope and Content Note

These three holograph letters are from American poet and editor Alan Kaufman to Timothy Murray, Head of Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library.

Kaufman described current projects and his enthusiasm for the housing of his papers at the University of Delaware Library. The letters accompanied books and photographs which Kaufman was adding to his papers, and in some cases Kaufman discussed the importance of selected items.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Murray, Timothy, 1950- --Correspondence.
Kaufman, Alan--Correspondence.
Topical Terms
American literature--21st century.
Authors, American--21st century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 599, Alan Kaufman papers


The letters are arranged chronologically.


Detailed Contents List

Autograph letter signed, 2009 April 30   [Box 59 F849]

1 item (1 p.)

This handwritten letter is on an oversize sheet of paper and includes a portrait drawing by Kaufman. It was enclosed with a batch of books Kaufman donated as additions to his papers. Removed to oversize (18").

Autograph letter signed, 2009 [Summer]   [Box 59 F849]

1 item (2 p.)

Kaufman's handwritten letter accompanied his gift of a copy of his book, Visionary Expressionism: a Zionist Art.

Autograph letter signed , 2009 July 20   [Box 59 F849]

1 item (1 p.)

This letter accompanied a collection of photographs of Kaufman, his family, and friends.