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Guide to the Richard Leck Papers MSS 243

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Creator: Leck, Richard, 1933-2008
Source - dnr: Griffin, Ethel
Title: Richard Leck Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1994-2008
Dates [bulk]: 2007-2008
Abstract: Richard Leck (1933-2008), a poet and Army veteran, attended journalism school at New York University from 1953-1955. He was a well-known habitant of the East Village and a regular in the Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene in the 1960s. Leck was known for working odd jobs, preferring the low-key lifestyle, and began writing poetry later in life. His first chapbook, "Memory Hair," was published in 2008. This collection reflects his writing during the decade before his death between 1994 and 2008. Materials include typed and hand-written poems, and chapbooks.
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet in 1 manuscript box
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are primarily in Egnlish.
Call Phrase: MSS 243