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Steven Gold recording of a John Barth reading

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0982

Scope and Contents

An audio recording by Steven Gold of a John Barth reading in the late 1960s at the University of Michigan Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. The tape is undated, but the reading took place around the time of the publication of Lost in the Funhouse (1968), which comprised a good portion of the talk. The audio was originally recorded on 7 inch reel to reel tape. The original box is housed alongside the tape. The recording is a restored version of the reading. Popular music was recorded over a portion of the reading, so some hissing and music may still be heard. The reading ends abruptly.


  • Creation: late 1960s

Conditions Governing Access

This item has been digitized and the digital copy is available to request via the online form associated with this record. Contact Special Collections for additional infomormation.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.


0.32 Cubic Feet (1 flat box (15.5 x 12 x 1.5 inches))

0.088 Gigabytes (Disk MS-0982_001) : 1 .mp3 audio file

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Steven Gold in January 2023.

Related Materials

The John Barth collection, MS-0499, contains additional writings, correspondence, and publications by John Barth.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl in May 2024.

Guide to the Steven Gold recording of a John Barth reading
Kristen Diehl
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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