The collection contains material related to Ted Berrigan from 1954-1980. This artificially created collection includes collages, correspondence, photographs, printed material and writings. The majority of the collection is related to Ted Berrigan; Alice Notley materials have been grouped together under her name. Collages include photographs that have been altered and pieced together by Ted Berrigan, Anne Waldman, and others. Correspondents include Ron Padgett, Alice Notley, Harris Schiff, and others. Notable content in the Berrigan correspondence includes unpublished poetry in the body of the text. Notebooks contain drawings, photographs and poems, as well as lists, newspaper clippings and general notes. Berrigan's 1982-1983 notebook was his final notebook and contains his last poem. Photographs include images of Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, Joe Brainerd, Ron Padgett, Anne Waldman, and others. Of note is an image of Berrigan in Korea in 1954 while serving in the military, in addition to various images documenting literary events during the last years of his life. Printed material includes a volume of C: A JOURNAL OF POETRY edited by Berrigan, and other literary journals, as well as posters and flyers for St. Mark's poetry readings. Much of the collection consists of material relating to the publication of TRAIN RIDE, which was published in 1978. The book was dedicated to Joe Brainard, who also designed the cover. In addition to manuscript and typescript copies of various drafts of the work, the collection also contains correspondence, notes, and financial records related to the printing of the work, which was published by Annabel Levitt, the owner of Vehicle Editions. Also included is a transcript of an interview of Ted Berrigan by Clark Coolidge, a transcript of an oral history entitled, "The Reminiscences of Ted Berrigan," and Berrigan's manuscript response to poet Scott Cohen's "Jimi Hendrix Questionnaire." Alice Notley materials include correspondence, handmade books of poems and birthday cards dedicated to Ted Berrigan.