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Selected Roger Bloom correspondence


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Title: Selected Roger Bloom correspondence, 1956-1969Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 060

Primary Creator: Bloom, Roger

Other Creators: Miller, Henry, (1891-1980.)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Subjects: Bloom, Roger, Gertz, Elmer, 1906-2000, Miller, Henry, 1891-1980

Forms of Material: Bloom, Roger - Correspondence, Correspondence., Manuscripts for publication., Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 - Correspondence, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes approximately 225 letters to Roger Bloom from Henry Miller and others, and approximately 85 carbons of Bloom's letters to Miller.  Also included is a carbon of Miller's "Preface for The Subterraneans" and photographs of Miller, Bloom, Elmer Gertz (Miller's attorney), and others.

Biographical Note

Roger Bloom was a writer, friend and correspondent with Henry Miller, and a convicted bank robber. He was arrested when he was just twenty years old and spent thirty years in prison. Miller, along with other notable writers and literary celebrities, took notice of Bloom because of his talent as a writer, and apparent rehabilitated character. Many of Miller's friends took up Bloom's cause and helped to gain him parole. After his release Bloom moved to Chicago, and opened a barber shop.

Subject/Index Terms

Bloom, Roger
Gertz, Elmer, 1906-2000
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Selected Roger Bloom correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 1: InventoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters from Henry Miller and his children, 1956-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters from Henry Miller and his children, 1958-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters from Henry Miller, his children, Alfred Perles and others, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters from Henry Miller and Emil White, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters from Henry Miller, his children, F.J. Temple and Dale Marker, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Letters from Henry Miller, his secretary and Valentin Miller, 1964-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letters from Henry Miller and others, 1966-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letters to Henry Miller, 1960-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Letters to Henry Miller, 1963-1965Add to your cart.
Folder 11: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: News clippings, 1956-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 14: News clippings, 1963-1970Add to your cart.

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