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Guide to the Kathy Acker Papers, 1972-1997 and undated

Collection Overview

The papers of Kathy Acker, 1975-1996 and undated, are comprised, for the most part, of manuscript drafts of her novels, short stories, and other miscellaneous writings ranging from early works such as The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula (1975) to her last novel Pussy, King of the Pirates (1996). Described as a cyberpunk author and performance artist, Acker's novels question the strictures of female sexuality and the power of language.

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Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00011
Title
Kathy Acker papers
Date
1972-1997 and undated
Creator
Acker, Kathy, 1948-
Extent
20.7 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
English.

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Contents of the Collection

The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula by the The Black Tarantula (published copy), 1973
Box 1
Folder 1
The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula #3 (typescript), July, 1973
Box 1
Folder 2
The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula #6 (typescript), September, 1973
Box 1
Folder 3
Ripoff Red: Girl Detective, (typescript), 1973
Box 1
Folder 4
I Dreamt I Became/Was a Nymphomaniac (5 staple-bound, clean copies), 1974
Box 1
Folder 6
I Dreamt I Became/Was a Nymphomaniac (staple-bound copies, annotated set), 1-6 and unnumbered, 1974
Box 1
Folder 5
The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec (published copy), 1975-1978
Box 1
Folder 7

The Bum

1 folders
The Bum (typescript plus one holograph page), 1976
Box 1
Folder 8

Florida

1 folders
Florida (annotated typescript), 1976
Box 2
Folder 1
Kathy Goes to Haiti (bound typescript), 1976
Box 2
Folder 2
Kathy Goes to Haiti (proofs), 1978
Box 2
Folder 3
Girl Gangs Take Over the World (annotated typescript), 1979
Box 2
Folder 4

Algeria

1 folders
Algeria: A Series of Invocations Because Nothing Else Works (typescript), undated
Box 2
Folder 5
Great Expectations (annotated typescripts), undated
(2 folders)
Box 3
Folder 1-2
Great Expectations (annotated proofs), 1982
Box 3
Folder 3
New York City in 1979 (annotated typescripts), 1979
Box 3
Folder 4

Time

1 folders
Time (annotated typescripts), 1981 and undated
Box 3
Folder 5
Blood and Guts in High School (annotated typescript), undated
(2 folders)
Box 3-4
Folder 6, 1
Blood and Guts in High School (annotated proofs), undated
Box 4
Folder 2
Blood and Guts in High School plus two (copies 1-2) (proofs), 1978, 1982-1983
Box 4
Folder 3-4
Blood and Guts: Farsi text originals (holograph), undated
Box 5
Folder 1

My Death, My Life

2 folders
My Death, My Life by Pier Paolo Pasolini (annotated typescript), 1982
(2 folders)
Box 5
Folder 2-3

Don Quixote

3 folders
Rejects from Don Quixote (annotated typescripts), undated
Box 5
Folder 4
Don Quixote Vol. 1, 3 (annotated typescript), 1984-1985 and undated
Box 5
Folder 5-6
Arthur Rimbaud was Homosexual (annotated typescript), undated
Box 6
Folder 1
Empire of the Senseless, 1986-1987
Box 6
Folder 2
Lust/A Sailor's Slight Identity (annotated typescript with holographic notes), 1987
Box 6
Folder 3
Dead Doll Humility (annotated typescript), 1989
Box 6
Folder 4
In Memoriam to Identity (annotated typescript), 1988-1989
Box 6
Folder 5-6
In Memoriam to Identity (1) (annotated typescript), 1988-1989
Box 6
Folder 7
In Memoriam to Identity (2) (annotated typescript), undated
Box 7
Folder 1

J.

1 folders
J. (annotated typescript), 1990
Box 7
Folder 2

My Mother: Demonology

13 film feet
My Mother: Demonology (annotated typescript), 1990-1992
Box 7
Folder 4-5
My Mother: Demonology (1) (annotated typescript), 1990-1992
Box 8
Folder 1
My Mother: Demonology (2) (annotated typescript), 1990-1992
Box 8
Folder 2
My Mother: Demonology (proofs), 1993
Box 8
Folder 3-4
My Mother: Demonology, Chapters 1 and 2: My Mother (2 notebooks), undated
Box 8
Folder 5
My Mother: Demonology, Chapter 3: Clit City (5 notebooks), undated
Box 9
Folder 1
My Mother: Demonology, Chapter 4: Obsession (3 notebooks), undated
Box 9
Folder 2
My Mother: Demonology, Chapter 5 and miscellaneous (5 notebooks), undated
Box 10
Folder 1
My Mother: Demonology, Chapter 6: Redoing Childhood (3 notebooks), undated
Box 10
Folder 2
My Mother: Demonology, Chapter 6: Redoing Childhood (annotated typescript), 1992
Box 10
Folder 3
My Mother: Demonology, Chapter 7: The Dead Man (4 notebooks), undated
Box 10
Folder 4
Dream of a Passage Out of Childhood (annotated typescript), undated
Box 11
Folder 1
Story of O in which Everyone's an Animal (1 notebook), undated
Box 11
Folder 2
O and Ange Beginning (1 notebook), undated
Box 11
Folder 3
Second Chapter-Beginning of O and Ange (1 notebook), undated
Box 11
Folder 4
O and Ange Tell Each Other their Dreams about Men (1 notebook), undated
Box 11
Folder 5
The World Without Men/Thru the Cunts of Our Mothers (1 notebook), undated
Box 11
Folder 6
Escape (1 notebook)
Box 11
Folder 7
The Loneliness of the Weasel Cat (1 notebook), undated
Box 11
Folder 8
The Point of Everything (1 notebook), undated
Box 12
Folder 1
III. First Draft, First Part (2 notebooks), undated
Box 12
Folder 2
Before I Left with the Pirates (1 notebook and 1 annotated booklet), undated
Box 12
Folder 3
In the Days of the Pirates (1 notebook), undated
Box 12
Folder 4
Virgin Gold Returns (1 notebook), undated
Box 12
Folder 5
The Creation of the Wor(l)d According to Dog (1 notebook), undated
Box 12
Folder 6
Second Part-Final Draft- p. 1 Becoming a Rat (1 notebook), undated
Box 12
Folder 7
Journey to the Pirates (1 notebook), undated
Box 12
Folder 8
In the Deep of America (1 notebook), undated
Box 13
Folder 1
Ariadne (1 notebook)
Box 13
Folder 2
Part II: Entering the World (1 notebook), undated
Box 13
Folder 3
2nd Part: O After Pussycat (1 notebook), undated
Box 13
Folder 4
2nd Draft: After Pussycat (1 notebook), undated
Box 13
Folder 5
O After Pussycat I/Sex (1 notebook)
Box 13
Folder 6
Dream Maps (2 notebooks and 5 hand-drawn maps), undated
Box 13
Folder 7
All is Sex (1 notebook)
Box 13
Folder 8
Pussy and the Pirates (1 notebook), undated
Box 13
Folder 9
The Dreams of Pirates (1 notebook), undated
Box 14
Folder 1
Ostracism (2 notebooks), undated
Box 14
Folder 2
Antigone (3 notebooks), undated
Box 14
Folder 3
The Book of Desire (1 notebook), undated
Box 14
Folder 4
Bast is Baba (1 notebook), undated
Box 14
Folder 5
The Old World of China (1 notebook), undated
Box 14
Folder 6
China Revolution Whores (1 notebook), undated
Box 14
Folder 7
Looking for a Pussycat (annotated typescript), undated
Box 14
Folder 8
Days That Are to Come (typescript), undated
Box 15
Folder 1
The Vision Passes (typescript), undated
Box 15
Folder 2
Pirate Island (annotated typescript), undated
Box 15
Folder 3
Ostracism's Story (typescript), undated
Box 15
Folder 4
In the Days of the Pirates (typescript), undated
Box 15
Folder 5
Pussy, King of the Pirates, pp. 1-185 (annotated typescript), 1996
Box 15
Folder 6
Pussy, King of the Pirates, pp. 185A-328 (annotated typescript), 1996
Box 15
Folder 7
Pussy, King of the Pirates (typescript in red binder), 1995
Box 16
Folder 1
Pussy, King of the Pirates, pp 1-164 (typescript), 1995
Box 16
Folder 2
Pussy, King of the Pirates, pp. 165-327 (typescript), 1995
Box 16
Folder 3
Pussy, King of the Pirates, Table of contents-pp. 89 (typescript), undated
Box 16
Folder 4
Antigone's Story (typescript), undated
Box 16
Folder 5
Excerpts (holograph page and typescripts, some annotated), 1995 and undated
Box 16
Folder 6
Eurydice in the Underworld, Euridice Rises (1 notebook), undated
Box 17
Folder 1
Eurydice Seeing Visions (1 notebook), undated
Box 17
Folder 2
Eurydice's Monologue (1 notebook), undated
Box 17
Folder 3
Eurydice Speaks (1 notebook), undated
Box 17
Folder 4
Orpheus in the Underworld (1 notebook and 8 pages of notes), undated
Box 17
Folder 5
Eurydice in the Underworld, excerpts (1 of 3) (annotated typescripts), undated
Box 17
Folder 6
Eurydice in the Underworld, excerpts (2 of 3) (annotated typescripts), undated
Box 17
Folder 7
Eurydice in the Underworld, excerpts (3 of 3) (annotated typescripts), undated
Box 17
Folder 8
Eurydice in the Underworld, excerpts (annotated typescripts), undated
Box 17
Folder 9

Poetry, 1972

1 folders
Homage to Leroi Jones (typescript), 1972
Box 17
Folder 10
The Birth of the Poet (annotated typescript), 1981
Box 18
Folder 1
The Birth of the Poet (typescript), 1981
Box 18
Folder 2
The Birth of the Poet in So & So vol. 2 no. 1 (4 copies), 1981
Box 18
Folder 3
Requiem Drafts (2 Notebooks), undated
Box 18
Folder 4-5
Requiem (annotated typescripts), 1996
Box 18
Folder 6

Music, 1996

3 folders
Pussy, King of the Pirates CD by the Mekons with Kathy Acker (1 of 3) (annotated typescripts), 1996
Box 21
Folder 1
Pussy, King of the Pirates CD by the Mekons with Kathy Acker (2 of 3) (annotated typescripts), 1996
Box 21
Folder 2
Pussy, King of the Pirates CD by the Mekons with Kathy Acker (3 of 3), 1996
(2 disks)
Box 21
Folder 3
Notes on Writing from the Life of Baudelaire (typescript and publication copy), 1979
Box 19
Folder 1
New York City 1983 (annotated typescript), 1983
Box 19
Folder 2
Blue Valentine (typescript), 1989
Box 19
Folder 3
A Few Notes on Two of my Books (typescript), 1988
Box 19
Folder 4
William Burroughs' Realism (typescript), 1990
Box 19
Folder 5
New York City 25/12/89-31/12/89 at the Edge of the New (2 annotated typescripts), 1990
Box 19
Folder 6
The Language of Sex The Sex of Language (3 typescripts), 1990
Box 19
Folder 7
The End of Poetry (1 notebook)
Box 19
Folder 8
In the Underworld (2 typescripts), 1990
Box 19
Folder 9
From Counter-Culture to Culture, But Here's no Culture/Fuck Ecology and the Death of Communism/The Meaning of the 80s (2 typescripts), 1990
Box 19
Folder 10
Bodybuilding (1 typescript), 1991
Box 19
Folder 11
Red Wings (1 typescript), 1990
Box 19
Folder 12
The Language of the Body (2 notebooks, 1 typescript, 1 publication copy), 1993
Box 19
Folder 13
Reading the Lack of the Body: The Writing of the Marquis de Sade (1 typescript), 1994
Box 19
Folder 14
After the End of the Art World (notes, typescript), 1995
Box 19
Folder 15
Moving Into Wonder, Intro to Time Capsule (annotated typescript, typescript), 1995
Box 19
Folder 16
Seeing Gender (notebook, notes, annotated typescript, typescript), 1995
Box 19
Folder 17
Running through the World: On the Art of Kiki Smith (notes, annotated typescripts, 3.5 inch floppy), 1995
Box 19
Folder 18
Mirror: Two Works of Art (2 typescripts, annotated typescript), 1995
Box 19
Folder 19
Samuel Delaney: Orpheus (typescript, annotated typescript), 1996
Box 20
Folder 1
Strange Gaze interview with Anton Corbijn (interview transcript, annotated typescript), 1996
(1 audiocassettes)
Box 20
Folder 2
A Girl is Reading William Burroughs (typescript), 1996
Box 20
Folder 3
The Gift of Disease (2 notebooks, loose notes, annotated typescript, typescripts), 1997
Box 20
Folder 4
Spiced with Girl Power Interview Drafts (photo with Acker, annotated typescripts), 1997
Box 20
Folder 5
Spiced with Girl Power Interview Transcript, 1997
Box 20
Folder 6
Spiced with Girl Power Spiral Notebook, 1997
Box 20
Folder 7
Spiced with Girl Power publicity, 1997
(2 audiovisual items)
Box 20
Folder 8
Spiced with Girl Power Mel B. Natal Chart by Kathy Acker, 1997
Box 20
Folder 9

Video, 1983

1 folders
Variety (annotated typescript), 1983
Box 21
Folder 4

Interviews, 1988

1 folders
Interview: Kathy Acker in Red Bass (periodical), 1988
Box 1988
Folder 5
The War at Home: Bonfire of the Vanities by Brian de Palma (typescript), 1991
Box 21
Folder 6
Review of Scandal for Weiner (typescript), 1989
Box 21
Folder 7
Book Reviews (typescripts of 16 different reviews), 1985-1989
Box 21
Folder 8
Letters to the Editor (3 typescripts of 1 letter; 1 typescript), 1989-1990
Box 21
Folder 9
Address to the Author's Guild (annotated typescripts, typescript, conference information), 1995
Box 21
Folder 10
Opening Speech for the Lahti Writers Reunion on the Question: Does Literature Come from Good or from Evil? (annotated typescript), undated
Box 21
Folder 11
Speech for the Artist in Society Conference (notes, research materials, annotated typescript, typescript), 1994
Box 21
Folder 12
About Robert Mapplethorpe (typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 1
An Actual Institution of Art (annotated typescript), 1986
Box 22
Folder 2
Allen Ginsberg: A Personal Portrait (annotated typescripts), undated
Box 22
Folder 3
Born for Trouble (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 4
The Boy I Want (typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 5
Bruce Willis and Me (annotated typescript), 1997
Box 22
Folder 6
A Bunch of Propositions about the Hernandez Brothers (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 7
Burroughs on Burroughs (typescripts), undated
Box 22
Folder 8
By Cesar Vallejo (typescript), 1978
Box 22
Folder 9
Christ Comes to New York City (typescripts), undated
Box 22
Folder 10
Collette (annotated typescript), 1985
Box 22
Folder 11
Comment on Pirates (notes), 1985
Box 22
Folder 12
Conversations (annotated typescript), 1974
Box 22
Folder 13
Current Reading (typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 14
Critical Languages (typescript), 1990
Box 22
Folder 15
Dear Santa (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 16
The Destruction of the US/The Burning Bombing of America (typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 17
Entrance into Dwelling in Paradise (typescript), 1972
Box 22
Folder 18
Eugenie De Franval (typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 19
Exercise #3: Writing Asystematically (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 20
Fabre's Work or Opera (typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 21
Feminine Heroism (annotated typescript), 1989
Box 22
Folder 22
Fete (15 typescripts), 1990
Box 22
Folder 23
Freedom and Domination in the Theatre (annotated typescript), 1985
Box 22
Folder 24
Fucking Up Japanese (annotated typescript, typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 25
The Future (typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 26
Getting the Alphabet Right (annotated typescript, notes), undated
Box 22
Folder 27
I'm Honored to Present the Award… (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 28
In 1894 General Jacob S. Coxey (typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 29
An Informal Interview with Kathy Acker on the 23rd April, 1986 (typescript)
Box 22
Folder 30
The Insoluble Problem of Violence (annotated typescript, typescript), 1993
Box 22
Folder 31
Interview of Juan Goytisolo (annotated typescripts), undated
Box 22
Folder 32
Introduction: In Praise of Writing (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 33
I Return to B (Wuthering Heights) (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 34
I've Been Asked to Write Some Brief Words (typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 35
Japan (annotated typescript), 1983
Box 22
Folder 36
Journal Black Cats Black Jewels (typescript), 1972
Box 22
Folder 37
Just Keep to Cold Facts (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 38
Lady, Be Bad (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 39
Looking for Madonna (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 40
Loss/The Memory of Orpheus (annotated typescripts), undated
Box 22
Folder 41
Lullabye (typescript), 1977
Box 22
Folder 42
Memories of Electra (1 of 2) (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 43
Memories of Electra (2 of 2) (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 44
My Favorite Websites (typescript), 1997
Box 22
Folder 45
New York: Personal (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 46
Nightmare City (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 47
Nonpatriarchal Language: The Body (annotated typescripts), undated
Box 22
Folder 48
Nonsense and Sense: New York City (annotated typescript), 1990
Box 22
Folder 49
O (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 50
On Being Asked about 1986 (annotated typescript), 1986
Box 22
Folder 51
One Death of America - Andy Warhol (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 52
On Narrative (annotated typescript), 1993
Box 22
Folder 53
On Twin Peaks (annotated typescript), undated
Box 22
Folder 54
Personal Language Personal History (typescripts), undated
Box 23
Folder 1
A Personal View of the Satanic Verses (typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 2
Peter Gordon: Ambiguity (typescript), 1981
Box 23
Folder 3
Pirates (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 4
Postmodernism (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 5
Property (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 6
Psyche (1 notebook, loose notes, typescripts), undated
(2 Photographic Slides)
Box 23
Folder 7
from Psyche's Journal (typescript), 1997
Box 23
Folder 8
Raw Heat (annotated typescript), 1977
Box 23
Folder 9
Report on the Nineties (typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 10
Representations and Misrepresentations (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 11
The Seattle Book (annotated typescript), 1980
Box 23
Folder 12
Sexual Censorship (annotated typescript), 1983
Box 23
Folder 13
Some American Cities (annotated typescript, typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 14
Statements on the Nature of Musical Comedy (annotated typescript), 1994
Box 23
Folder 15
Ten out of Many Women Writers (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 16
Theoritcal Language in a Patriarchal Society (typescripts), undated
Box 23
Folder 17
The Thesmophoriazusae (annotated typescript), 1973
Box 23
Folder 18
Things Left Unsaid: An Interview with Mary Gaitskill (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 19
This Story Isn't Written for Females (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 20
Three Views of American Reality (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 21
The Topic Today I Believe is Censorship (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 22
The Travels of the Pirates: These Beginnings (typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 23
Two Girls Discuss Women (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 24
The Underside of Dream (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 25
Voodoo (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 26
William Burroughs (typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 27
The Witching Hour (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 28
Women who have Big Muscles (typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 29
Writing as Magic in London (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 30
Untitled Essay Fragment (1 of 3) (typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 31
Untitled Essay Fragment (2 of 3) (typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 32
Untitled Essay Fragment (3 of 3) (annotated typescript), undated
Box 23
Folder 33
10 Years Ago Dia G., undated
Box 24
Folder 1
Anglo-Saxon Culture is a Culture of Shit (multiple works), undated
Box 24
Folder 2
The Beginning of Writing (multiple works), undated
Box 24
Folder 3
Being in 1. Earth/Dirt, undated
Box 24
Folder 4
Chart: Tarot-Voodoo Correspondences, undated
Box 24
Folder 5
The End of Childhood, undated
Box 24
Folder 6
Girls on Earth, undated
Box 24
Folder 7
Janey Comes of Age (multiple works), undated
Box 24
Folder 8
Jeane Duval (2 notebooks), undated
Box 25
Folder 1
JG Ballard article (2 notebooks and loose notes), undated
Box 25
Folder 2
Jung notes, undated
Box 25
Folder 3
Late Afternoon 15th 5:00 pm, undated
Box 25
Folder 4
The Levels of Society (multiple works), undated
Box 25
Folder 5
The Making of Ratty Pussy, undated
Box 25
Folder 6
Myths for Women/Stories for Women (multiple works), undated
Box 25
Folder 7
Nice Girls, Gone Wrong and Nice Girls, Gone Wrong 2 (2 notebooks), undated
Box 25
Folder 8
Notes: Leaving the World, undated
Box 26
Folder 1
Out of Water Plants Grow, Organs, undated
Box 26
Folder 2
Persephone Grow(n)up (1 notebook and loose notes), undated
Box 26
Folder 3
Piece for the World Art Class Notes (multiple works), undated
Box 26
Folder 4
Rat, undated
Box 27
Folder 1
Raw Daddy, undated
Box 27
Folder 2
Raw Eurydice, undated
Box 27
Folder 3
Raw's Story, undated
Box 27
Folder 4
Tales of Revolutionaries (multiple works), undated
Box 27
Folder 5
The Terror Women, undated
Box 27
Folder 6
Transforming the Dark Ages, undated
Box 27
Folder 7
Ulysses Backward, undated
Box 27
Folder 8
Notes (in pamphlet): A boy and a girl meet, undated
Box 28
Folder 1
Notes: Commonsensical/philosophical use of words, undated
Box 28
Folder 2
Notes: I can't do just the dream shit, undated
Box 28
Folder 3
Notes: My purpose is to destroy, undated
Box 28
Folder 4
Notes: Now she lies here, undated
Box 28
Folder 5
Notes: O and Ange, undated
Box 28
Folder 6
Notes: On Freedom and Democracy, undated
Box 28
Folder 7
Notes (in pamphlet): Somehow the writing eases the pain, undated
Box 28
Folder 8
Notes: Subject of conference: virtual body, undated
Box 28
Folder 9
Notes: Tracing the Dream, undated
Box 28
Folder 10
Notes: Wuthering Heights, undated
Box 28
Folder 11
Notes: Vocabulary by Metaphors, undated
Box 28
Folder 12
Writings about Acker: Book Reviews, Articles, Essays, 1988-1997, and undated
Box 28
Folder 13
Writings about Acker: Notes by Valentin Viegener, 1997
Box 28
Folder 14
"Written on the body" Interview by Ros Wynne-Jones in the Independent, 1997
Oversize-box 1
Writings by Others (not about Kathy Acker) (1 of 2), 1979-1994
Box 28
Folder 15
Writings by Others (not about Kathy Acker) (2 of 2), undated
Box 28
Folder 16
Dream Map 2, 1977
Framed-item 1
The Places of Transformations, undated
Oversize-box 1
Blood and Guts in High School: Original art work (minus dream maps)
Box 29
Folder 1
Blood and Guts in High School: Art work (color copies)
Box 29
Folder 2
A Map of My Dreams from Blood and Guts in High School, 1997
Oversize-box 1
The Book of Correspondences and the Journals of Kathy Acker
Box 29
Folder 3
Comic book strip for Dennis Cooper
Box 29
Folder 4
Empire of the Senseless: Original art work (1 of 3)
Box 29
Folder 5
Empire of the Senseless: Original art work (2 of 3)
Box 29
Folder 6
Empire of the Senseless: Original art work (3 of 3)
Box 29
Folder 7
I Dreamt I Was a Nymphomaniac!: Imagining: Negatives
Box 29
Folder 8
I Dreamt I Was a Nymphomaniac!: Imagining: Layouts
Box 29
Folder 9
In Memoriam to Identity: Original art work
Box 29
Folder 10
Scorpions: Art work (black and white copy)
Box 29
Folder 12
Pussy, King of the Pirates: Original art work
Box 29
Folder 11
"Hairs on our Tails, We Pirate Girls" art from Pussy, King of the Pirates, undated
Oversize-box 1
Artaud's The Suicide of my Sister, undated
Oversize-box 1
"Those Oxford Monks" art from Pussy, King of the Pirates, undated
Oversize-box 1
"Song of the Dogs" art from Pussy, King of the Pirates, undated
Oversize-box 1
Grandes Esperances, undated
Oversize-box 1
 1970-1989
Box 30
Folder 1
 1991-1997
Box 30
Folder 2
Undated (1 of 2)
Box 30
Folder 3
Undated (2 of 2)
Box 30
Folder 4
Barbara Baracks, 1974
Box 30
Folder 5
Jim Brodey, undated
Box 30
Folder 6
Gerhard Falkner, undated
Box 30
Folder 7
Harry Lehman, Jr., 1976
Box 30
Folder 8
Larry McCaffrey, 1990-1994 and undated
Box 30
Folder 9
Charles Shaar Murray, 1996
Box 30
Folder 10
Alan Sondheim, undated
Box 30
Folder 11
Justin Wade, 1993 and undated
Box 30
Folder 12
WM, 1986
Box 30
Folder 13
R. Wurlitzer, 1976 and undated
Box 30
Folder 14
Lafayette Young, 1978 and undated
Box 30
Folder 15
Photographs of Kathy Acker and others, undated
Box 31
Folder 1
Black and white photographs of Acker by unknown photographer and Marcus Leatherdale, undated
Oversize-box 1
Blood and Guts in High School: Banned book documents, 1984-1989
Box 31
Folder 4
Clayton Street, SF tenant documents, 1990-1994
Box 31
Folder 5
Contract for Time Capsule Project, 1995
Box 31
Folder 6
Divorce decree, 1993
Box 31
Folder 7
Durable power of attorney for health care conditions, 1997
Box 31
Folder 8
Motorcycle insurance policy, 1988
Box 31
Folder 9
Financial documents, 1994-1997 and undated
Box 31
Folder 10
Audiocassettes (unknown content)
Box 31
Folder 2-3
 1990-1996 and undated
Box 31
Folder 11
You are on the enemy list of The Black Tarantula, undated
Box 31
Folder 12
Art work by others, undated
Box 32
Folder 1
Class notes, undated
Box 32
Folder 2-3
Contact list, undated
Box 32
Folder 4
LambdaMOO documents, 1996
Box 32
Folder 5
The New Gothic event poster featuring Kathy Acker, 1991
Oversize-box 1
Natal charts, undated
Box 32
Folder 6
Mekons with Kathy Acker, Pussy, King of the Pirates promotional poster, 1996
Oversize-box 1
Blood and Guts in High School Plus Two Picador promotional poster, undated
Oversize-box 1
PR/Promotional materials, 1974-1997
Box 32
Folder 7
Acker's Copy of Virgil's Bucolics and Georgics, undated
Box 32
Folder 8
Pamphlets from Acker's collection, undated
(7 items)
Box 32
Folder 9
The Re-A.N. Process, 1995
(1 audiocassettes)
Box 32
Folder 10
Research material: Blood and Guts in High School, undated
Box 32
Folder 11
Research material: The Purloined Letter, undated
Box 32
Folder 12
 

Historical Note

Missing Title

Date Event(s)
1948 Born.
1963-65 Studied Classics at Brandeis University.
1967 Received BA from University of California at San Diego (UCSD).
1968-1970 Studied at UCSD Department of Literature.
1971 Studied at New York University Classics Department.
1975 Published The Childlike Life of the Black Tarantula.
1975-1976 Creative Artists' Public Services Program New York State Grant For Fiction.
1978 Published Kathy Goes to Haiti.
1980 Published I Dreamt I Became A Nymphomaniac: Imagining.
1980 Published The Adult Life of Toulouse-Lautrec.
1980-1981 Instructor, The San Francisco Art Institute, Video and Performance Department.
1981 Pushcart Prize.
1982 Published Hello, I'm Erica Jong.
1983 Published Great Expectations.
1984 Published Algeria: A Series of Invocations Because Nothing Else Works.
1984 Published Blood and Guts in High School.
1986 Published Don Quixote.
1988 Published Empire of the Senseless.
1988 My Death, My Life, By Pier Paolo Pasolini published in Literal Madness.
1989 Published Young Lust; Kathy Goes to Haiti; The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec; Florida.
1990 Published The Seven Cardinal Virtues.
1990 Published In Memoriam to Identity.
1991 Published Hannibal Lecteur, My Father.
1991-1995 Adjunct Professor, San Francisco Art Institute.
1992 Published Portrait of an Eye: Three Novels.
1993 Published My Mother Demonology.
1994 Visiting Professor, UCSD.
1994 Visiting Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara.
1994 Visiting Professor, University of Idaho.
1996 Published Pussy, King of the Pirates.
1997 Died.


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Provenance

The Kathy Acker Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1999-2002, 2012, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer Scott and Laura Micham

October, 2016