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Guide to the Dennis Cooper Papers
ca. 1970-2002
 MSS 085

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Collection processed by Camilla Fojas (1997-1998); 2002 Accretion processed by Brandon Stosuy, 2002. Media Material updated by Luke Martin and Brent Phillips, 2008.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 04, 2016

 In 2003, the Cooper finding aid was converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by one2two.xsl. Edited by Jennifer Gargiulo to reflect updated box numbers  , January 2016

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Title: Dennis Cooper Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1970-2002
Abstract: The Dennis Cooper Papers cover his career from approximately 1970 to 2002 and include correspondence and manuscripts of many notable literary and cultural figures, scrapbooks, manuscripts, collaborative projects, journals, journalism, reviews, business/production files for each book project, posters, videocassettes, and tapes. Dennis Cooper's creative output includes poetry, journalism and fiction that at times explores 'extreme subjects.' In the late 1970's, Cooper became involved with the nascent punk scene and began Little Caesar Magazine, and later, Little Caesar Press. He is the author of novels such as: Closer (1989) and Frisk (1992), has contributed to the Village Voice,  Spin,  The Advocate and  L.A. Weekly, and co-curated an exhibit with Richard Hawkins entitled "Against Nature: A Group Show of Work by Homosexual Men." Presently, Cooper lives in Los Angeles.
Quantity: 20.0 linear feet (25 boxes)
Call Phrase: MSS 085