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Guide to the Harry Kondoleon Papers MSS.525


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Creator: Kondoleon, Harry
Title: Harry Kondoleon Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1970-2016
Dates [bulk]: 1975-1994
Abstract: Harry Kondoleon (1955-1994) was an American playwright, novelist, and poet. Kondoleon was active in New York City's Downtown arts scene in the 1980s, and was one of the first and most prolific writers to engage creatively with the AIDS crisis as it decimated New York City's queer community. The Harry Kondoleon Papers consists of materials created and collected by Kondoleon in the course of his professional life, and date from 1970 to 2016, with bulk of the material dating from 1977 to 1994. The collection documents Kondoleon's creative process with handwritten notes, typed drafts and revisions in both paper and electronic format, and published scripts and novels. The collection also includes Kondoleon's diaries, correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, audiovisual recordings, photographs, and subject files used as research or source material in Kondoleon's writing process.
Quantity: 12 Linear Feet in 25 manuscript boxes, 4 flat boxes, 1 card box, and 1 flat file folder
Quantity: 2.3 Megabytes in 36 documents
Quantity: 1 videocassettes (vhs)
Quantity: 10 audiocassettes
Quantity: 4 videoreels (1/2 inch)
Quantity: 2 Reels in 2 Super 8 reels
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials primarily in English, with some materials in German, Portuguese, Greek, and French.
Call Phrase: MSS.525