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Special Collections & Archives: About Our Collections

Art and Music Collections

Collections relating to artists and musicians include:

Image: The Grateful Dead: Jerry Garcia. Frank Kofsky Audio and Photo Collection of the Jazz and Rock Movement. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Literary Collections

Special Collections holds an extensive collection of books of 19th and 20th Century poetry, many donated from the private libraries of well-known poets such as George Hitchcock, Morton Marcus, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The complete published oeuvre of author and diarist Anaïs Nin is part of the collection. Additionally, the archives of selected authors, poets, and other literary figures can be found amongst the holdings.

Comprehensive archives include those of:

  • Kenneth Patchen, poet, novelist, visionary, and pacifist
  • Robert Heinlein, the "dean" of American science fiction
  • Morton Marcus, poet, author, film critic, educator
  • Jaime De Angulo, novelist, ethnomusicologist and linguist
  • William Everson, poet, literary critic, and fine press printer (also known as Brother Antoninus)
  • Colin Fletcher, pioneering backpacker and writer; author of the hiker's "bible", The Complete Walker
  • Karen Tei Yamashita, Japanese-American novelist and playwright.