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Scope Note: Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

John M. Bennett Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms009
Scope and Contents A large portion of the Bennett Papers consists of mail or correspondence art, a unique blend of painting, drawing, stickers, rubber stamp work, found objects, poetry, clippings, collage, etc., which are then sent through the postal system. Like all mail artists, Bennett is also a recipient of mail art, and his Papers include hundreds of examples of the work of many of the leading correspondence artists working today. The Bennett Papers also include his own manuscripts and poetry journals, as...

Paul Blackburn Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms014
Scope and Contents The Paul Blackburn Papers consists mostly of letters from Blackburn to Walter Hamady, owner of Perishable Press, Ltd., Madison, Wisconsin, concerning publication of Reardon [Stompout] poems, collection commemorating the death of poet Robert Reardon, 10 items. Typescript [photocopy] of [six] poems included; proofs of pages 8 and 9 of the book; two proofs of poem It might as well be spring, separately printed by Hamady as a broadside, one on white paper, revised by Blackburn, the other on...

Michael Fraenkel Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms077
Scope and Contents The Michael Fraenkel Papers consists of correspondence to and from Michael and Daphne Fraenkel including, Ben Abramson, Angela Selke de Sanchez Barbudo, Antonio Sanchez Barbudo, Elizabeth Bartlett, Paul Bartlett, Michael Baxte, Arthur Boyars, A.A. Brill, Jean Brun, Padraic Colum, Judson Crews, Robert Edgerton, Arthur Faber, Erich Gutkind, Julian Huxley, J.H. Jeans, Celia Kirwan, Joseph Leftwich, John Meston, Henry Miller, Janina Miller, Gilbert Neiman, Frederick Nicklaus, Reinhold Niebuhr,...

Golden Cockerel Press Collection

 Collection — Box VMF 5, Folder: 8
Identifier: MS-VMF-vmf063
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence between Dorothea Braby and Christopher Sandford, providing an excellent picture of the relationship that can exist between illustrator and publisher. Sandford directed the Golden Cockerel Press from 1933-1961, and continued the work of Robert Gibbings, Eric Gill and others in enlarging the Press's scope to include more experimental work. At the time of this correspondence, Braby had done at least one other book with Golden Cockerel, Mr....

Jordan Davies Archive

Identifier: MS-MS-ms063
Scope and Contents The Jordan Davies Archive includes professional correspondence relating to that press’ projects, manuscript material, paste-ups, galleys, broadsides, engraving blocks, in addition to off-prints and samples of the finished work. The archive contains materials toward the books of many important authors including Charles Bernstein, Weldon Kees, Stephen Yenser, Thom Gunn, Joel Oppenheimer, John Yau, Jonathan Williams, Michael Lally, Ted Enslin, William Bronk, Harold Brodkey, John Hollander,...

Lord John Press Collection

Identifier: MS-MS-ms155
Scope and Contents Consists of correspondence files and other publication materials between Lord John Press and John Ashbery, Clive Barker, John Barth, Donald Barthelme, Samuel Beckett, Saul Bellow, Thomas Berger, Joseph Brodsky, Ramsey Campbell, Raymond Carver, John Casey, Tom Clark, Robert Coover, Jack Dann, Stanley Elkin, George P. Elliott, Clayton Eshleman, Richard Ford, John Fowles, Bruce Francis, Stan Freberg, William Gaddis, John Gardner, William H. Gass, William Gibson, Ellen Gilchrist, Allen Ginsberg,...

Erica Marx Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms075
Scope and Contents The Erica Marx Papers consists of a professional and personal correspondence, 1926-1963, concerning the Hand and Flower Press, in particular discussion with Eric White about publishing his compilation of English Farce Jigs. Other correspondents, many letters unconnected to press business, include Sir Kenneth Clark, Muriel Spark, J.R. Ackerly, Jocelyn Brooke, and John Masefield. Also included are the organization and operation records of the London-based...

David Meltzer Papers

Identifier: MS-MS-ms081
Scope and Contents The David Meltzer Papers consists of correspondence to and from Robert Hawley which provide an interesting insight into Oyez Press and its production of some of Meltzer's books as well as a number of letter to American bookseller Henry Wenning.In addition to writing numerous collections of poetry, Meltzer has edited a number of anthologies and the significant collection of interviews including, The San Francisco Poets (1971). The book consists of...

Isador Mendle Collection on the History of Printing

Identifier: MS-MS-ms082
Scope and Contents The Mendle Collection has seven main groupings. The first of these is the collection of James Moran Papers. Moran, a British author and historian of printing, wrote several books relating to printing, including a biography of British scholar and typographer Stanley Morison. Moran's papers consist primarily of material toward his books. The Ellic Howe Papers are another important part of the collection. These consist of Howe's (a British printer) notes on the history of the printing trade,...

Pierrepont Press Archives

Identifier: MS-MS-ms094
Scope and Contents

The Pierrepont Press Archive consists of manuscripts by each of the seven authors involved, all of the galleys and correspondence relating to the proposed publications, as well as a copy of the one published book to emerge from the project, Harvey Tucker's Pieces of the Clock (1969).