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Guide to the Richard Kostelanetz Collection

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Collection processed by Camilla Fojas, 1997. Finding aid updated by Laura Newsome, 2010. Accretions added by Lawrence Giffin, 2011.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on October 19, 2017

Scope and Content Note

The Richard Kostelanetz Collection is a comprehensive set of printed materials, videos, sound recordings, and other materials produced by Richard Kostelanetz, downtown writer, artist, performer, critic, scholar, and an authority on concrete poetry. The collection includes books, articles, artwork, recordings, videos, computer disks, and announcements of radio programs, readings and exhibitions by Richard Kostelanetz. It also includes a small number of articles about Kostelanetz. Included in the collection are copies of all printed works by Richard, including essays, anthologies, assemblings, contributions to periodicals, etc.


Series I: contains articles written by Richard Kostelanetz.

Series II: contains periodicals with contributions by Richard Kostelanetz.

Series III: contains reviews of Richard Kostelanetz's work.

Series IV: contains articles and books about Richard Kostelanetz.

Series VI: contains Richard Kostelanetz's radio program listings.

Series VII: contains audio recordings by Richard Kostelanetz.

Series VIII: contains announcements of readings by Richard Kostelanetz.

Series IX: This is a series containing miscellaneous material including a resume, press catalogues, computer disks, etc.

Series X: This series contains videotapes by Richard Kostelanetz.

Series XI: This series contains prints by Richard Kostelanetz.

Accretions 1998: This accretion contains material from series I, II, VI, VII, and VIII

Accretions 1999: This accretion contains material from series I, II, and IX.

Accretions 2000: This accretion contains material from series I, II, III, VII, VIII, and IX.


Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject/author heading.

The files are grouped into 10 subject-based series. There is no Series V, for reasons unknown.

  1. Series I: Articles by Richard Kostelanetz
  2. Series II: Periodicals with Poems, Reviews, Introductions or Short Fiction by Richard Kostelanetz
  3. Series III: Reviews of Works by Richard Kostelanetz
  4. Series IV: Articles and Books about Richard Kostelanetz
  5. Series VI: Radio Program Listings
  6. Series VII: Sound recordings
  7. Series VIII: Announcements of Readings, Exhibitions, etc.
  8. Series IX: Miscellaneous
  9. Series X: Video recordings
  10. Series XI: Prints