Alan Kaufman letters to Timothy Murray
Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267
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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 magazineDavka, 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.
Biographical information derived from MSS 599, Alan Kaufman papers.
Librarian Timothy Murray is the Head of Special Collections at the University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.
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.
The letters are arranged chronologically.
- Box 59, F849: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes
- F849 removal: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (18 inches)
Box 59, F849: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes.
F849 removal: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (18 inches).
From the author, 2009.
Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, November 2009. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.
- University of Delaware Library Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- 2009 November 11
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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").Physical Description
1 item (1 p.)
Kaufman's handwritten letter accompanied his gift of a copy of his book,Visionary Expressionism: a Zionist Art . Physical Description
1 item (2 p.)
This letter accompanied a collection of photographs of Kaufman, his family, and friends.Physical Description
1 item (1 p.)