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Camels Coming Archive

Call Number



1965-1969, inclusive


Camels coming (San Francisco, Calif.)


0.75 Linear Feet in 1 manuscript box and 1 half manuscript box.

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.


Camels Coming was a small avant garde poetry magazine in operation from the mid-1960's through the early 1970's. The Camels Coming Archive is a collection of correspondence written to the editor, Richard Morris, and includes manuscripts of material submitted for publication in Camels Coming.

Historical/Biographical Note:

Camels Coming was a small literary magazine published in the mid to late 1960's by Richard Morris. Morris who has established himself in the arena of alternative presses and websites is also a poet. He also published Camels Humpcoincident with Camels Coming, and started Camels Coming Press. Camels Coming Press published works by Charles Bukowski and Hugh Fox, among others. Later, Morris became the executive director of COSMEP (Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers).


Andre, Michael. "Tooth and Claw, Tums and Nicotine Patches: [review of] 'The Evolutionists' by Richard Morris." Exquisite Corpse, #11(2002). accessed 8 Jan. 2003. [].


Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject/author.

The files are grouped into one series:

Series I: Correspondence and Manuscripts.

Scope and Content Note

The Camels Coming Archive is a part of the Avant Garde Collection at Fales Library, New York University. The Fales Library is the primary special collections division of the NYU libraries, housing over 170,000 volumes of English and American literature from 1700 to the present. Strengths of the collection include the development of the English and American novel, with an emphasis on the Gothic and the Victorian novel. The Avant Garde Collection comprises printed materials, archives, and other materials related to the avant-garde writing from the 1960s and early 1970s. The collection was built during that period by curators, including Mel Edelstein and Ted Grieder.

Camels ComingArchive is a collection of correspondence and manuscripts submitted to the editor, Richard Morris, during 1965 and 1969. Collection highlights include manuscripts/letters written by Clayton Eshleman, Carol Berge, Paul Blackburn, Robert Bly, Barbara Holland, Ted Enslin, Michael McClure, and Gary Snyder.

Access Restrictions

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections,, 212-998-2596.

Use Restrictions

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections,, 212-998-2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); The Camels Coming Archive; MSS 009; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.


The Camels Coming Archive was purchased from Gotham Books (New York) in 1970.

Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

Related Material at the Fales Library and Special Collections

Issues of Camels Coming, though not included in the Camels ComingArchive, are available to view at Fales.

Collection processed by

Processed by: Tania Friedel, April 1999.

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-20 17:02:52 -0400.
Language: Description is in English.

Edition of this Guide

This version was derived from camels coming archive.doc


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