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Paul Peroutka collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC-039

Scope and Contents

The Paul Peroutka collection, 1986-1987, consists of two compilations of his poetry and narratives entitled Walking Papers and Arts and Entertainment, a portfolio of his paintings and related narratives entitled Tugurio, and a list of all written works included in the original tour collection. Two of Peroutka's paintings, "Nars" and "Angie Lake," appear to be former scrapbook pages. The lid to Peroutka's three book collection is included in the collection. The compilation books and artwork portfolio are labeled "Orson and Queen York Underground present" to acknowledge the group's sponsorship of Peroutka's Baltimore-area tour in the late-1980s.

Dates

  • 1986 - 1987

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located at the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Paul Peroutka collection are the physical property of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Notre Dame Library. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Joseph Peroutka was born March 2, 1962 in Towson, Maryland. Though afflicted with cerebral palsy, Peroutka graduated from Loyola College in Maryland in 1985 and established a notable career as a local poet and artist. He had a regular following at The Brewery, a bar on Fleet Street in Baltimore, and distributed his poetry to bar patrons and those who requested his works by mail. Peroutka held live performances and toured the Baltimore area from the late-1980s to the early-1990s. He was known as a funny, friendly, and generous person who would take friends to concerts and find his way backstage to meet performers. Peroutka passed away on August 10, 2004 at his home in Towson. A compilation of his poetry and narratives, called Asticman: To the condition of being handicapped, was published by friends Carmen Aldinger and Clay Goldstein in July 2009.

Historical information adapted from:

Goldstein, Clay. (2010). Paul Joseph Peroutka. Tost music and design. http://www.tostmusic.com/paul/ (accessed June 2019)

Legacy.com (2004 August). Paul J. Peroutka Obituary. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/baltimoresun/obituary.aspx?n=paul-j-peroutka&pid=2512867&fhid=4134 (accessed June 2019).

Miller, Robin. (1991 August 8). Paul Peroutka's valuable words. The Baltimore Sun. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1991-08-08-1991220123-story.html (accessed June 2019)

Extent

0.93 Cubic Feet (1 tall, full-size legal box and 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Paul Peroutka collection, 1986-1987, consists of two compilations of his poetry and narratives entitled Walking Papers and Arts and Entertainment, a collection of his paintings and related narratives entitled Tugurio, and a list of all the written works included in the bound book and painting collections. Paul Joseph Peroutka was born March 2, 1962 in Towson, Maryland. Though afflicted with cerebral palsy, Peroutka graduated from Loyola College in Maryland in 1985 and established a notable career as a local poet and artist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was likely donated to Loyola University Maryland in April 1993.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2019 by Shavonne Munnlyn.

Title
Guide to the Paul Peroutka collection
Author
Shavonne Munnlyn
Date
2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Loyola Notre Dame Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

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