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About the Collection

Collection Ref.:             IE BL/SC/RW
Title:                            Ron Whitehead Collection
Dates:                           2004 - 2005
Level of description:    Item
Extent:                          14 items
Administrative History:

IE BL/SC/RW is Ron Whitehead material held in UCC Library. The collection was acquired from Mr. Whitehead in 2005 by John FitzGerald, Librarian, UCC Library.

Biographical History:

Ron Whitehead is a Nobel nominated Beat poet, based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Laurence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021) was an American poet and painter, and co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers in San Francisco, California.


The collection holds mss letters mostly from Laurence Ferlinghetti, to Ron Whitehead, with illustrations.

The letters are described individually and by date-order.

Access & Use

Access: Apply via online Request Form during the opening times of Special Collections and Archives


Finding Aid: Item descriptions (see separate tab above, next to 'Home' tab)

Additional Collection Information

Language: English

Copyright: UCC Library

Collection Image

   The Ron Whitehead Collection (UCC Library)