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Guide to the Sparrow Papers MSS.096

Fales Library and Special Collections

Collection processed by Matt Moore

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 12, 2020
Finding aid written in English.

 Updated to reflect incorporation of materials from former series "Accretion 1999" and accession 2013.096 into Series III.  , July 2018

Scope and Content Note

The Sparrow Papers are a diverse collection of materials including manuscripts, notes, journals, travelogues, handwritten signs, and periodicals.

The manuscripts are in the form of typescripts (some with corrections) or handwritten notes, most pertaining to an unidentified novel and are labeled as such. The collection also includes journals and travelogues detailing Sparrow's travels and including notes and drafts of original poetry and fiction. Sparrow's other the personal files in the collection include articles, correspondence, information on Foamola, the New Yorker occupation, and the East Village Militia, and miscellaneous travel documents. The published material within the collection is from Sparrow's collection of periodicals, books, and chapbooks. Published books and chapbooks written by Sparrow have been catalogued and are located within the downtown collection at Fales Library.


Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject/author heading.

The files are grouped into four series.

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Manuscripts
  2. Series II: Journals/Travelogues
  3. Series III: Personal
  4. Series IV: Books/Periodicals