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Michael Rothenberg Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2018-002

Scope and Contents

Personal papers of Michael Rothenberg, including drafts of works by Rothenberg; press clippings, broadsides, and other publications collected by Rothenberg on his work as a poet, author, songwriter, and botanist; sound recordings and audiovisual recordings documenting studio and live performances of works by Rothenberg; and correspondence, textiles, and artifacts documenting the work and life of San Francisco beat poet Philip Whalen.

Dates

  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2018

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is in process, and portions remain unavailable to researchers at this time. Please contact FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for more information about access to this collection.

Biographical or Historical Information

Michael Rothenberg was born in Miami Beach, Florida. Rothenberg moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 1975. While there, Rothenberg published, edited, and contributed to dozens of collections of poetry, literary reviews, and poetic journals. Rothenberg is co-founder of the international activist group 100 Thousand Poets For Change, as well as the charity Poets In Need. As of 2018, he continues to serve as editor and publisher of Big Bridge Press. As of 2016, Rothenberg is a resident of Tallahassee, Florida.

Philip Whalen was an American poet, Zen Buddhist, and a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance and Beat generation. Whalen was born in Portland, Oregon on October 20, 1923. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II, and earned a BFA from Reed College in 1951. Afterwards he relocated to San Francisco. On October 7, 1955, Whalen read at the Six Gallery reading, a significant event in Beat generation history. In 1973 he became a Zen monk, and eventually head monk at the Hartford Streen Zen Center in San Francisco. Whalen died in San Francisco on June 26, 2002.

Note written by R. Grennan

Extent

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Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

unarranged; in process

Source of Acquisition

Michael Rothenberg

Method of Acquisition

Purchase Agreement
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Michael Rothenberg Collection
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eng

Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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