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Jerome Rothenberg Papers: Digital files and sound recordings

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Jerome Rothenberg Papers: Digital files and sound recordings

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714 digital objects.


This online collection includes reformatted sound recordings, and digital documents and emails from Jerome Rothenberg's Papers.

The audiovisual materials, consisting mostly of audiocassettes and open tape sound reels, were reformatted in 2023-2024. These recordings focus on Rothenberg reading and performing his poetry, as well as giving lectures and talks. "That Dada Strain," "Horse Songs," and "Poland 1931," feature prominently in the recordings.

Digital documents and emails were copied from Jerome Rothenberg's computer in January 2001. The files were originally organized in several folders: email exported as text (saved in alphabetical folders from his inbox, and a "sent" batch); letters and correspondence (Word files arranged in chronological subfolders, 1997-2001); and other documents, divided among 15 subfolders. Each file is represented as an object in this online collection, rendered as a PDF for accessibility. To find materials from a shared folder, search on the folder keyword found in the Location of Originals note for each object.

Due to copyright restrictions, access to some of this content may be limited. Writings are copyright-protected, and researchers must register with the Special Collections Request System to initiate requests to view this material using the Library's Virtual Reading Room Service. Requests may be made through the request button links in each object for the digital documents. Audiovisual material is also under copyright, but recordings may be listened to without prior registration. . Unless otherwise noted, the copyright holder(s) of a sound recording is/are commonly the performer(s) being recorded, and/or the producer of the recording.

Creation Date
  • between 1965 and 2005
Location Of Originals

From the Jerome Rothenberg Papers. MSS 10. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.


Image of Rothenberg from Photographs [Box 110, folder 10], Jerome Rothenberg Papers. MSS 10, Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.


Audiovisual recordings on reel and cassette in this collection were digitized through support by a Public Knowledge grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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