Guide to the Paul Goodman collection,
circa 1934-1987

Collection Number: 8063

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

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Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
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Cornell University
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EAD encoding:
Margaret Nichols, July 2013
Date modified:
RMC Staff, July 2013

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DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Paul Goodman collection, circa 1934-1987
Collection Number:
8063
Creator:
Paul Goodman, 1911-1972
Quantity:
2.9 cubic feet
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, letters, proofs, galley proofs, ephemera, books, periodicals, programs, sheet music, ephemera.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Manuscripts and publications by and about Paul Goodman and his fields of interest.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

American sociologist, poet, fiction writer, social critic, activist, and public intellectual, author of many publications including his book Growing up absurd: problems of youth in the organized system (1960). Goodman wrote on the American educational system, psychology, architecture, homosexuality and gay rights, and political issues including the New Left, the Vietnam War, anarchism, and pacifism, among other subjects.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Page proofs and galley proofs of Goodman's book Speaking and language: defence of poetry, with inserts by the author; galley proofs of his Collected poems; proofs of his book New reformation; typescript of his play Faustina, with his corrections in pencil; letters from him to his friend Arnold Canell; program from his memorial service; periodicals containing articles by or about Goodman; and ephemera such as flyers, theater programs, and pamphlets.
Published items cataloged individually include books and other separately published works, offprints, art exhibition catalogues with text by Goodman, sheet music, LP records, and additional periodical articles by or about Goodman.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972.
Goodman, Paul, 1911-1972.
Canell, Arnold.

Subjects:
United States--Social conditions--20th century.
United States--Politics and government--20th century.

Form and Genre Terms:
Galley proofs.
Page proofs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Item inventory by donor.
Cite As:
Paul Goodman Collection, #8063. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
Galley proofs and page proofs of Speaking and Language: Defence of Poetry, with long inserts by the author
Box 1
Galley proofs of New Reformation
Box 2
Collected Poems: final typescript; setting copy
Box 3
Collected Poems: galley proofs; page proofs
Box 4
Collected Poems: page proofs; blue-line proofs; papers and letters from Taylor Stoehr's files; mock-up of title page and sample page layouts; papers and letters from Sally Goodman's files
Box 5
1929-1943
Letters from Paul Goodman to Arnold Canell
Box 6
Typescript of Faustina; Mexican periodical Plural, November 1971, containing article by Goodman; offprints; program for Goodman's memorial service, pamphlets, flyers, and other ephemera
Box 7
Periodical articles by or about Goodman; his poem "Two Sentences"; Iain Sinclair, The Kodak Mantra Diaries
Box 8