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Publishers and publishing--United States--History--20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

Lewis White Beck manuscripts of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Practical Reason and Other Writings in Moral Philosophy

Identifier: MSS 0122

Lewis White Beck, born September 26, 1913, in Griffin, Georgia, was an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Delaware from 1941-1948. The Lewis White Beck manuscripts consist of the various stages of drafts toward Beck's translation and editing of Immanuel Kant's Critique of Practical Reason and Other Writings in Moral Philosophy.

Dates: 1943-1949

Paul Bowles letters to Nathalie Blondel

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0857

In these twenty letters to Nathalie Blondel, written between 1987 and 1990, American author Paul Bowles provided recommendations for editorial and publication decisions concerning three of Jane Bowles’s unpublished short stories.

Dates: 1987-1990

Paul Bowles letters to Ned Leavitt and six typescript manuscripts

Identifier: MSS 0778

This collection consists of ninety-three letters from American expatriate author and composer Paul Bowles to his literary agent at the William Morris Agency, Ned Leavitt, and six typescript manuscripts Bowles sent to the William Morris Agency, all created between 1975 and 1992. There are also six letters written by Bowles to other individuals and three letters written to Leavitt by individuals collaborating on work with Bowles.

Dates: 1975-1992

Signatures archive

Identifier: MSS 0124

Co-edited by John Hinsdale Thompson and John Malcolm Brinnin and based in Detroit, Signatures was a literary magazine of "works-to-be-published-later" written by contemporary American and international writers. Subtitled "Work in Progress," Signatures was first published in the Spring of 1936 and continued for a total of three issues, ceasing publication in 1938.

Dates: 1933-1972; Majority of material found within 1935-1940

Collection of uncorrected poetry proofs

Identifier: MSS 0869
Abstract Originally compiled by bookseller Chloe's Books, this collection contains uncorrected proofs of poetry collections written by various authors between 1984 and 1998, arranged alphabetically by the last name of the author or editor. These advance proofs allowed authors to make corrections to the books before the final versions were printed and released. Publicity materials that were originally laid into the proofs, including newsletters, press releases, publishers’ letters to reviewers, and...
Dates: 1984-1998

Samuel R. Delany collection of manuscripts and correspondence

Identifier: MSS 0656
Abstract Samuel R. Delany is a New York-born gay Black author and literary critic, noted for his work in science fiction with a focus on gender, sexual orientation, race, and social issues. The Samuel R. Delany collection of manuscripts and correspondence comprises Bamberger Books materials pertaining to the 1996 reprinting of Delany's 1979 memoir, Heavenly Breakfast, and the 2004 publication of Delany's novella, Phallos. Materials include printed...
Dates: 1996-2004

George Sylvester Viereck letters to Eric and Era Posselt

Identifier: MSS 0603

The collection contains letters from George Sylvester Viereck to Eric Posselt and Era Posselt (who was also known as Era Zistel), 1941 to 1959, as well as a few clippings about Viereck dating up to 1962. The bulk of the letters (1955-1957) reflect publishing advice and an on-going personal exchange regarding the health issues of both Viereck and Eric Posselt.

Dates: 1941-1962; Majority of material found within 1955-1957

Mark Harris letters to Martha Harris

Identifier: MSS 0605
Abstract The Mark Harris letters to Martha Harris is a collection of letters, printed emails, faxes, and photographs that were shared over a period of fifty years between American author Mark Harris (1922-2007) and his sister Martha Harris (1933-2020). The letters contain updates on family news, advice to Martha on education, publishing and writing, reflections on Mark's career as writer and professor, and his shared diary entries through which the two siblings attempted to reconstruct childhood...
Dates: 1951-2005; Majority of material found within 1992-1999

Robert Underwood Johnson collection

Identifier: MSS 0121

The Robert Underwood Johnson Collection comprises 2 linear feet of correspondence, manuscripts, personal papers, printed material, photographs, and realia of American poet, editor, and diplomat R.U. Johnson (1853-1937). In addition to his literary and diplomatic pursuits, Johnson, together with naturalist John Muir, instigated the movement which resulted in the creation of Yosemite National Park.

Dates: 1879-1931

M.J. Ivers & Co. records

Identifier: MSS 0478

M.J. Ivers and Company was a publisher or cheap books, including several of the Beadle's Dime series during the late 19th century and early 20th century. Included in this collection are business receipts, correspondence, and publication lists. This archive represents only a small portion of material generated by M.J. Ivers and Company.

Dates: 1880-1915; Majority of material found within 1898-1905

Modern Editions Press pamphlet series one collection

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0938

The Modern Editions Press pamphlet series was edited by American author and poet Kathleen Tankersley Young. This collection consists of original setting typescripts for the Press's first series of pamphlets.

Dates: 1932-1945

Toby Olson letters to Carl Thayler collection

Identifier: MSS 0184

The Toby Olson Letters to Carl Thayler collection consists of 119 letters from American poet and Temple University professor, Toby Olson, to the poet Carl Thayler. Dating from 1967 to 1983, these detailed letters treat a variety of literary and personal matters and reveal the close friendship shared by Olson and Thayler.

Dates: 1967-1983

Pentagram Press archives

Identifier: MSS 0452

The Pentagram Press was founded in 1974 by the Milwaukee-based poet Michael Tarachow as a publishing outlet for poetry and other new literature. The Pentagram Press archive, spanning the dates 1972-1999, documents the operations and output of the small fine press run by Michael Tarachow in Milwaukee and Markesan, in Wisconsin, and Minneapolis.

Dates: 1972-1999

George Sylvester Viereck correspondence with John Thomas Head

Identifier: MSS 0537

The George Sylvester Viereck correspondence with John Thomas Head consists of letters, manuscripts, and other materials spanning the dates of 1929 to 1956. The correspondence (bulking 1955-1956) reflects an on-going literary exchange and mutual interest in Viereck's re-emergence into the literary scene.

Dates: 1929-1956; Majority of material found within 1955-1956

Lewis Warsh collection

Identifier: MSS 0547

The Lewis Warsh collection is a small collection of materials relating to publishing projects by American poet, novelist, and editor Lewis Warsh and by American authors Steve Carey, Ted Berrigan, and Tom Savage produced by Warsh's Angel Hair Books and United Artists Books. The collection spans the dates between 1968 and 2001 and consists of material at various stages of the publication process, including mock-ups, advanced uncorrected proofs, uncorrected galley proofs, and cover art.

Dates: 1968-2001

Lewis Warsh collection of twentieth-century poetry ephemera

Identifier: MSS 0701

American poet Lewis Warsh (born 1944) compiled this collection of promotional ephemera primarily documenting what is known as the second generation of the New York School. The collection also includes material relating to Warsh's own readings and performances, writing, and publishing ventures.

Dates: 1962-2012

Three mornings : poem

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0751

Holograph calligraphy manuscript of Philip Whalen's Three Mornings, which was published by Don Allen's Four Seasons Foundation. Inscribed by Whalen to Allen and with small printer's instructions in one corner.

Dates: 1964