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Ted Morgan Collection of William S. Burroughs Research

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Correspondence - Box 1, Folder 1-42

Essays - Box 2, Folders 1-4

Material Toward Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs - Box 2, Folders 5-9

Research Materials - Box 2, Folder 10

Manuscripts by Others - Box 3, Folders 1-5

Photographs - Box 3, Folder 6

Ephemera - Box 3, Folders 7-12

Audiovisual - Box 3, Folder 13

Published Materials



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Ted Morgan Collection of William S. Burroughs Research, 1965-2013 | MS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Ted Morgan Collection of William S. Burroughs Research, 1965-2013Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1965-2013

ID: MS/MS/ms150

Primary Creator: Morgan, Ted (1932-)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 01/02/2014

Languages: English, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Ted Morgan Collection of William S. Burroughs consists of research material collected by the author, Ted Morgan, who wrote the definitive biography of Burroughs, Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. BurroughsThis research material includes first editions, primary sources, secondary material relating to Burroughs and his circle of friends and associates.  In addition, there is original correspondence, printed ephemera, recordings and background books relating to the writers and the period.

Collection Historical Note

Ted Morgan (March 30, 1932 - ) is a French-American biographer, journalist, and historian.  Born Comte St. Charles Armand Gabriel de Gramont in Geneva, Morgan attended Yale University and worked as a reporter. As a member of the French nobility, Morgan was drafted into the French Army where he served during the Algerian War from 1955 to 1957.

Following his military service, Morgan returned to the United States and won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting in 1961. At the time, Morgan was still a French citizen writing under the name of "Sanche de Gramont."  In 1977, Morgan renounced his titles of nobility and became an American citizen.

Morgan has written much-admired biographies of Winston Churchill, William S. Burroughs, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and W. Somerset Maugham.

William Seward Burroughs II (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, Burroughs wrote eighteen novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences. He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances in films.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Burroughs began writing essays and journals in early adolescence. He left home in 1932 to attend Harvard University, studied English, and anthropology as a postgraduate, and later attended medical school in Vienna. After being turned down by the Office of Strategic Services and U.S. Navy in 1942 to serve in World War II, he dropped out and became afflicted with the drug addiction that affected him for the rest of his life, while working a variety of jobs. In 1943 while living in New York City, he befriended Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, the mutually influential foundation of what became the countercultural movement of the Beat Generation.

Much of Burroughs's work is semi-autobiographical, primarily drawn from his experiences as a heroin addict, as he lived throughout Mexico City, London, Paris, Berlin, the South American Amazon and Tangier in Morocco. Finding success with his confessional first novel, Junkie (1953), Burroughs is perhaps best known for his third novel Naked Lunch (1959), a controversy-fraught work that underwent a court case under the U.S. sodomy laws. With Brion Gysin, he also popularized the literary cut-up technique in works such as The Nova Trilogy (1961–64). In 1983, Burroughs was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Administrative Information

Repository: MS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Purchased from Florian J. Shasky Rare Books and Manuscripts

Acquisition Method: Accession number 2014.001

Related Materials: See also the William S. Burroughs Collections (VMF234)

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence - Box 1, Folder 1-42],
[Series 2: Essays - Box 2, Folders 1-4],
[Series 3: Material Toward Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs - Box 2, Folders 5-9],
[Series 4: Research Materials - Box 2, Folder 10],
[Series 5: Manuscripts by Others - Box 3, Folders 1-5],
[Series 6: Photographs - Box 3, Folder 6],
[Series 7: Ephemera - Box 3, Folders 7-12],
[Series 8: Audiovisual - Box 3, Folder 13],
[Series 9: Published Materials],
[All]

Series 9: Published MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: BooksAdd to your cart.
Transferred to Rare Books
Item 1: Albers, PatriciaAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011Add to your cart.
Item 2: Beach, Mary and Weissner, CarlAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Ouverez La Porte, A Quoi Bon?. Caen: Cahiers de Nuit, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 3: Biga, Daniel [et al]Add to your cart.
Item 1: Kerouac City Blues. (Paris): Editions La Digitale, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 4: Brightman, CarolAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Writing Dangerously: Mary McCarthy and Her World. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Harvest Edition. 1994Add to your cart.
Item 5: Burroughs, William S.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Alors a Qui Apartient La Mort Télévisée? La Main Courante, 1997Add to your cart.
Also with Claude Pélieu and Carl Weissner. Translated Mary Beach-Pélieu. 2 copies
Item 2: Cities Of The Red Night. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 3: Exterminator! New York: Penguin, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 4: Jack Kerouac. Paris: L’Herne, 1971Add to your cart.
Item 5: The Last Words of Dutch Schultz: A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script. New York: Viking Press, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 6: The Ticket That Exploded. New York: Grove Press, 1967Add to your cart.
Item 7: Tornado Alley. (Ann Arbor, Michigan): Cherry Valley Editions, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 8: The Western Lands. New York: Viking, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 6: Cassady, NealAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The First Third & Other Writings. San Francisco: City Lights, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 7: Choukri, MohamedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Jean Genet in Tangier. New York: Ecco Press, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 8: Cohen, IraAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Poems From Akashic Record. New York: Panther Books, 2001Add to your cart.
Item 9: Cumming, AnneAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Love Quest: A Sexual Odyssey. London: Peter Owen, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 10: Féray, Marie-LaureAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Lingerie Fine. Caen: Cahiers de Nuit, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 11: Ferlinghetti, LawrenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Starting From San Francisco. New York: New Directions, 1967Add to your cart.
Item 12: Ford, Charles HenriAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Out of the Labyrinth: Selected Poems. San Francisco: City Lights, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 13: Ginsberg, AllenAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Snapshot Poetics. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 14: Gysin, BrionAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Dream Machine. London: Merrell, 2010Add to your cart.
Item 2: Stories. Oakland: Inkblot, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 15: Harris, OliverAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Letters of William Burroughs 1945-1959. New York: Viking Press, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 16: Huncke, HerbertAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Evening Sun Turned Crimson. Cherry Valley, NY: Cherry Valley Editions, 1980Add to your cart.
Item 17: Kerouac, JackAdd to your cart.
Item 1: On The Road: The Original Scroll. New York: Viking, 2007Add to your cart.
Item 18: Kochhar-Lindgren, Kanta; Schneiderman, Davis; and Denlinger, TomAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009Add to your cart.
Item 19: Leary, TimothyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Jail Notes. New York: Evergreen Black Cat Book, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 20: Lydenberg, RobinAdd to your cart.
Item 1: World Cultures: Radical Theory and Practice in William S. Burroughs’ Fiction. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 21: McClure, MichaelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Dark Brown and Hymns To St. Geryon & Other Poems. London: Cape Golliard, 1969Add to your cart.
Item 22: Meyer, StewartAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Lotus Crew: A Novel. New York: Grove Press, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 23: Miles, BarryAdd to your cart.
Item 1: William Burroughs: El Hombre Invisible. London: Virgin Books, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 24: Morgan, BillAdd to your cart.
Item 1: I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg. New York: Viking, 2006Add to your cart.
Item 2: Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters. New York: Viking, 2010Add to your cart.
Edited with David Stanford
Item 3: Rub Out The Words: The Letters of William S. Burroughs 1959-1974. New York: Harper Collins, 2012Add to your cart.
Item 25: Morgan, TedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 2: Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs. New York: W.W. Norton, 2012Add to your cart.
Item 26: Mustill, Norman OgueAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Flypaper. Beach Books, 1967Add to your cart.
Item 2: Twinpak. San Francisco: The Nova Broadcast Press, 1969Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 27: Pélieu, ClaudeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 2001. New York: JMc & GHB editions 2007Add to your cart.
Item 2: Légende Noire. [Paris]: Editions Du Rocher, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 3: La Rue Est Un Rêve. Ottawa, Canada: Écrits des Forges, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 4: La Rue Est Un Rêve. Québec, Canada: Écrits des Forges, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 5: Les Collages de Claude Pelieu, [1998]Add to your cart.
Item 6: Studio Réalité. Québec, Canada: Écrits des Forges, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 7: Whistling Down the Wire. Cherry Valley, N.Y.: Cherry Valley Editions, 1977Add to your cart.
Translated by Mary Beach
Item 8: With Revolvers Aimed…Finger Bowls. Beach Books, 1967Add to your cart.
Translated by Mary Beach
Item 28: Peters, RobertAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Blood Countess. Cherry Valley, New York: Cherry Valley Editions, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 29: Plymell, CharlesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Forever Wider: Poems New and Selected: 1954-1984. Metuchen: The Scarecrow Press, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 30: Pulsifer, GaryAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Paul Bowles By His Friends: A Revealing Portrait. London: Peter Owen, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 31: Schafer, BenjaminAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Herbert E. Huncke (January 9, 1915 - August 8, 1996). 1996Add to your cart.
Item 32: Seaver, RichardAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the ‘50’s, New York in the ‘60’s: A Memoir of Publishing’s Golden Age. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012Add to your cart.
Item 33: Skerl, Jennie and Lydenberg, RobinAdd to your cart.
Item 1: William S. Burrough at the Front: Critical Reception, 1959-1989. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991Add to your cart.
Item 34: Solomon, CarlAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Emergency Messages: An Autobiographical Miscellany. New York: Paragon House, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 35: Southern, NileAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Candy Man: The Rollicking Life and Times of the Notorious Novel Candy. New York: Arcade Publishing, 2004Add to your cart.
2 copies
Item 36: Southern, TerryAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Flash and Filigree. New York: Arbor House, 1958Add to your cart.
Item 37: Vaidon, LawdomAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Tangier: A Different Way. Metuchen: The Scarecrow Press, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 38: Washburn, Claude P.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Cartes Postales U.S.A. (Pris Par Le Vent). Céeditions, 1969Add to your cart.
Item 39: Watson, StevenAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The Birth of the Beat Generation: Visionaries, Rebels, and Hipsters 1944-1960. New York: Pantheon, 1995Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Exhibition CataloguesAdd to your cart.
Transferred to Rare Books
Item 1: Back in No Time: Brion Gysin, 1994: May 12 - July 2Add to your cart.
Guillaume Gallozzi, New York, N.Y.
Item 2: Les Rues Rêvées de Claude Pélieu, 1993Add to your cart.
Catalogue of 200 artisits responding to Claude Pélieu's call for mail art
Item 3: The Lost Art of Ah Pook Is Here. Malcolm Mc Neill and William S. Burroughs, 2008: November 14 - 2009: January 16Add to your cart.
Salomon Arts
Item 4: Photographs of Joan Mitchell by Barney Rossett, 1998: October 23 - November 28Add to your cart.
Danziger Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Item 5: Richard Avedon, Photographer, 1975: September 10-October 4Add to your cart.
Marlborough Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Item 6: Shotgun Paintings: Works on Wood & Paper, William S. Burroughs, 1990: June 12 - 30Add to your cart.
Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo
Item 7: William S. Burroughs: Time Place Word, 2000: October - DecemberAdd to your cart.
John Hay Library, Brown University
Item 8: The 80s: 326 Years of Hip: A Group Show of Four Octogenarians, 2005: January 21-February 27Add to your cart.
Featuring workd by Mary Beach, Boris Lurie, Taylor Mead, and Herbert Huncke. The Clayton Gallery and Outlaw Art Museum, New York, NY
Sub-Series 3: Journals and MagazinesAdd to your cart.
Transferred to Rare Books
Item 1: Archives, Number 9, 1999Add to your cart.
Claude Pélieu Correspondence 1988-1991
Item 2: Art in America. Volume 84, Number 11, November 1996Add to your cart.
Features "Burroughs's Virology" by David Joselit, page 94
Item 3: Free Thought, Volume II, Number II, Fall 2000Add to your cart.
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Item 4: Literary Review, Number 152, 1991: FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Features "He Sought Honour Amongst Thieves" by Charles Shaar Murray, page 25. Review of Ted Morgan's Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs
Item 5: Manhattan File, Volume 1, Issue 2, October 1994Add to your cart.
Features "The Burroughs Boom: The Marketing of a Literary Outlaw" by James Sturz, page 20
Item 6: Poetry Project, Issue 166, October/November 1997Add to your cart.
Features " 'Hurry Up. It's Time.' : On Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs" by Anne Waldman, page 10
Item 7: Re/Search, Number 4/5, 2007Add to your cart.
Special Book Issue, William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Throbbing Gristle
Sub-Series 4: LPsAdd to your cart.
Transferred to Rare Books
Item 1: A Diamond Hidden In The Mouth Of A Corpse. Featuring William S. Burroughs and others. New York: Giorno Poetry Systems, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 2: Life is a Killer. Dial-A-Poem Poets including Amiri Baraka, William S. Burroughs, Brion Gyson, John Giorno and others. New York: Giorno Poetry Systems, 1982Add to your cart.
Item 3: Steve Lacy/Brion Gysin: Songs. New York: hat Hut Records, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 4: Who Are You Staring At? Featuring Glenn Branca and John Giorno. New York: Giorno Poetry Systems, 1982Add to your cart.
Item 5: You’re The Guy I Want To Share My Money With. Featuring Laurie Anderson, John Giorno, William S. Burroughs. New York: Giorno Poetry Systems Records, 1981Add to your cart.
Disc 1 only

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence - Box 1, Folder 1-42],
[Series 2: Essays - Box 2, Folders 1-4],
[Series 3: Material Toward Literary Outlaw: The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs - Box 2, Folders 5-9],
[Series 4: Research Materials - Box 2, Folder 10],
[Series 5: Manuscripts by Others - Box 3, Folders 1-5],
[Series 6: Photographs - Box 3, Folder 6],
[Series 7: Ephemera - Box 3, Folders 7-12],
[Series 8: Audiovisual - Box 3, Folder 13],
[Series 9: Published Materials],
[All]


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