Alan Kaufman papers


Creator: Kaufman, Alan
Date(s): circa 19th century, 1952-2007
Bulk Dates: 1952-2007
Call Number: MSS 0599
Language: Materials in English, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Italian.
Abstract: The papers of Alan Kaufman--an American Jewish author, editor, performer, artist, and impresario--include drafts of his memoir Jew Boy, his novel Matches, editorial material related to volumes in his Outlaw Bible series, and the magazine Davka: Jewish Cultural Revolution. There are numerous notebooks with notes, observations, lists, and drafts of poetry and writing, as well as original artwork. The collection also includes publishing and personal correspondence, and material documenting Kaufman's involvement in the San Francisco Spoken Word poetry movement and other creative activities.
Physical Description:
  • 11.3 linear feet (28 boxes)
  • 16 oversize boxes
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Purchase, 2007, and gift of Alan Kaufman, 2008, 2009
Processing Information: Processed and encoded by Thomas Pulhamus, August 2009. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard