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Collection Overview

Title:
Ed Sanders Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dc2n49tc698
Dates:
1939-2021 (mostly 1960-2010)
Size:
451 linear feet and 397 boxes
Storage Note:
ReCAP (scarcpxm): Boxes 1-48; 50-52; 54-123; 125-155; 157-160; 162-167; 169-177; 179-193; 195-217; 219-238; 240-250; 252; 254-259; 300-313; 315-319; 321-336; 338-361; 363-367; 369-392; 394-413; 415-425; 427-428; 430-436; 438-440; 443-446; 448-449; 451-453; 455-459; 461-465
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of drafts, manuscripts, research files, correspondence, artwork, and other related materials of American musician, poet, writer, artist, and activist Ed Sanders.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The Ed Sanders Papers includes drafts and manuscripts of Sanders' own writing as well as talks and lectures and research files for investigative writing; correspondence; printed material such as small-run publications and posters; artwork, especially "glyphs" and "bardic glyphs" or poems with visual components; ephemera, such as posters, flyers, and promotional material; photographs; and audiovisual material, including phonographs, audiocassette tapes, and CDs that document several decades of Sanders' life, specifically his political and activist activities particularly in the 1960s and '70s as well as his involvement in the political and social life of Woodstock, NY, where he still lives, as well as his research and work, including his writing, art, and music endeavors, including The Fugs. The collection also includes some teaching materials and writings and works of others.

Creator-supplied description was retained for these materials where possible. Some descriptions of physical condition, locations of materials, and cross references may be outdated and inaccurate.

Arrangement

Materials are physically arranged in the order in which they were received, with intellectual arrangement from the creator.

Collection Creator Biography:

Sanders

Collection History

Acquisition:

Purchased from Ed Sanders in 2022 (AM 2023-012). Granary Books, Inc. brokered the purchase.

Appraisal

About 12 linear feet of mass-produced published materials, including books, pamphlets, and newspapers as well as commercial CDs were removed.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding, Faith Charlton, Phoebe Nobles, and Amy C. Vo with assistance from August Roberts '25, and Lauren Williams in 2022.

Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding, Faith Charlton, Phoebe Nobles, and Amy C. Vo, with assistance from August Roberts '25 and Lauren Williams in 2022. Creator-supplied description was largely retained. Processors supplied box-level descriptions when materials could not be matched to the inventory that was provided at the time of acquisition.

Conservation Note

Some materials in this collection were treated for mold and pests in 2022 and 2023. Materials that were treated are noted in the inventory.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Ed Sanders Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dc2n49tc698
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
ReCAP (scarcpxm): Boxes 1-48; 50-52; 54-123; 125-155; 157-160; 162-167; 169-177; 179-193; 195-217; 219-238; 240-250; 252; 254-259; 300-313; 315-319; 321-336; 338-361; 363-367; 369-392; 394-413; 415-425; 427-428; 430-436; 438-440; 443-446; 448-449; 451-453; 455-459; 461-465