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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1957-1971
Creator:
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000
Fern, Alan Maxwell, 1930-
Extent: 0.2 linear foot (1 box and oversized folder)
Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was a figurative sculptor, graphic artist, poet, printer, and founder of the Gehenna Press. This collection documents the printed works of Leonard Baskin and his Gehenna press through announcements; cards; exhibition advertisements; invitations; printing examples, bookplates, and keepsakes; printed complete works; and prospectuses and catalogs.
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Alan and Lois Fern collection of Leonard Baskin and Gehenna Press material
creator
Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000 Fern, Alan Maxwell, 1930-
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1412
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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0.2 linear foot (1 box and oversized folder)
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1957-1971
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Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was a figurative sculptor, graphic artist, poet, printer, and founder of the Gehenna Press. This collection documents the printed works of Leonard Baskin and his Gehenna press through announcements; cards; exhibition advertisements; invitations; printing examples, bookplates, and keepsakes; printed complete works; and prospectuses and catalogs.
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1950s 1960s 1970s
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English
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Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000 Fern, Alan Maxwell, 1930- Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000 Gehenna Press.
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Advertisements Book catalogs Greeting cards Printed ephemera
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1929-2012
(Bulk: 1970-2012)
Creator:
Tehon, Atha
Extent: 11.5 linear feet (30 boxes and 8 oversized folders)
Atha Tehon (1926-2012) was a children's book designer and art director at Dial Books for Young Readers for thirty years and a freelance designer. This collection documents Tehon's life and career in the field of children's book publishing through correspondence, professional papers, project files on children's books, artwork, and awards.
title
Atha Tehon papers
creator
Tehon, Atha
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1260
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
11.5 linear feet (30 boxes and 8 oversized folders)
inclusive date
1929-2012
bulk date
1970-2012
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Atha Tehon (1926-2012) was a children's book designer and art director at Dial Books for Young Readers for thirty years and a freelance designer. This collection documents Tehon's life and career in the field of children's book publishing through correspondence, professional papers, project files on children's books, artwork, and awards.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Tehon, Atha Dial Books for Young Readers. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. HarperCollins (Firm). Pinkney, Jerry Sendak, Maurice, 1928-2012 Steig, William, 1907-2003
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Audiovisual materials Awards Book jackets Calendars Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Drawings (visual works) Machine-readable artifacts Memorabilia Mock-ups Page proofs Sketchbooks Sketches
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1922-2018
Creator:
Bernard Quaritch (Firm).
Extent: 12 linear feet
Founded in London in 1847 by German émigré Bernard Alexander Quaritch (1819–1899), Bernard Quaritch Ltd. is one of the most influential antiquarian bookselling firms in the world. Quaritch has long played an especially critical role as agent for American institutions and collectors at London auctions. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than five hundred Quaritch catalogs and bulletins published after 1920 in the Penn Libraries’ collections. The collection is especially comprehensive from the 1950s to 2000s.
title
Bernard Quaritch catalogs
creator
Bernard Quaritch (Firm).
id
PUSp.Print Collection 60
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
12 linear feet
inclusive date
1922-2018
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Founded in London in 1847 by German émigré Bernard Alexander Quaritch (1819–1899), Bernard Quaritch Ltd. is one of the most influential antiquarian bookselling firms in the world. Quaritch has long played an especially critical role as agent for American institutions and collectors at London auctions. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than five hundred Quaritch catalogs and bulletins published after 1920 in the Penn Libraries’ collections. The collection is especially comprehensive from the 1950s to 2000s.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Bernard Quaritch (Firm). Bernard Quaritch (Firm).
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Auction catalogs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1945-2012
Creator:
Brown, Andreas
Extent: 11 linear feet (19 boxes)
Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000) was an American author and artist, primarily known for his children’s stories and illustrations of children’s books, although he also produced adult-oriented work. Sometime around 1977, Gorey established a company, Doomed Enterprises, to handle all matters related to publication and licensing of his work. This collection consists primarily of records of Andreas Brown's and the Gotham Book Mart's records relating to Doomed Enterprises, documents relating to the execution of the Edward Gorey estate after 2000 (for which Brown served as an executor), and other documents and artifacts documenting Gorey’s public image and legacy.
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Gotham Book Mart collection of Edward Gorey material
creator
Brown, Andreas
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1185
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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11 linear feet (19 boxes)
inclusive date
1945-2012
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Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000) was an American author and artist, primarily known for his children’s stories and illustrations of children’s books, although he also produced adult-oriented work. Sometime around 1977, Gorey established a company, Doomed Enterprises, to handle all matters related to publication and licensing of his work. This collection consists primarily of records of Andreas Brown's and the Gotham Book Mart's records relating to Doomed Enterprises, documents relating to the execution of the Edward Gorey estate after 2000 (for which Brown served as an executor), and other documents and artifacts documenting Gorey’s public image and legacy.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Brown, Andreas Brown, Andreas Gorey, Edward, 1925-2000 Gotham Book Mart.
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Estate inventories Machine-readable artifacts Memorabilia Photographs Printed ephemera Writings (documents)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1723-2006
(Bulk: 1967-2006)
Creator:
Gotham Book Mart.
Extent: 79 linear feet (95 boxes)
The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
title
Gotham Book Mart records
creator
Gotham Book Mart.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1025
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
79 linear feet (95 boxes)
inclusive date
1723-2006
bulk date
1967-2006
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The Gotham Book Mart (1920-2006) was one of New York City’s most iconic bookstores during the 20th century. Founded by Frances Steloff (1887-1989), the daughter of poor Russian-Jewish immigrants, the Book Mart became a social center for the New York literati and a focal point for literary modernism in the United States. Steloff’s successor, independent literary manuscript dealer Andreas Brown (1933-), maintained the store’s focus on avant garde and small press publications while incorporating his own interests in postcards and genealogy. This collection contains 91 boxes of material relating to the daily operation of the Book Mart; correspondence, biographical, and legal material from both Brown and Steloff; postcard and genealogical material collected by Brown; photographs of the store, its employees, and events which took place there; and manuscripts and ephemera offered for sale.
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1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Gotham Book Mart. Black Sparrow Press. Brown, Andreas Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 Steloff, Frances, 1887-1989 Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
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Audiovisual materials Book catalogs Broadsides (notices) Business records Cabinet photographs Correspondence Genealogies (histories) Legal documents Manuscripts (documents) Memorabilia Photograph albums Photographic postcards Photographs Postcards Sales records Scrapbooks
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1903-2013
(Bulk: 1955-2012)
Creator:
Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
Extent: 9 linear feet (9 boxes)
Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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Harold Dies papers relating to the Dreiser Trust
creator
Dies, Harold, 1914-2012
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1369
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
9 linear feet (9 boxes)
inclusive date
1903-2013
bulk date
1955-2012
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Harold Dies (1914-2012) was a trustee of the Dreiser Trust from its establishment following Helen Dreiser's death in 1955 to his own death in 2012. The Dreiser Trust managed the income and approved contracts for sale of Theodore Dreiser's published works. This collection documents Harold Dies' work with the Dreiser trust and includes financial information; agreements, copyright, correspondence, and royalty statements relating to the works of Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser (bulk), and Paul Dresser; correspondence relating to the Trust and the estates of family members; legal and court records relating to estates of family members; some personal material of Harold Dies and members of the Dreiser family (including Gertrude A. Hopkins Dorn (niece of Theodore Dreiser), Helen Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Vera Dreiser, and Paul Dresser (brother of Theodore Dreiser)); and publications using Dreiser material or Dreiser-inspired content.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Dies, Harold, 1914-2012 Dreiser Trust. Dreiser, Helen Patges, -1955 Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Dreiser, Vera Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906
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Agreements Correspondence Estate records Family papers Financial records Legal documents Royalty statements
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1926-2014
Creator:
Gertzman, Jay A.
Extent: 4 linear feet (5 boxes)
Jay A. Gertzman, professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University, is the author of four books: Fantasy, Fashion, and Affection: Illustrated and Decorated Editions of Robert Herrick’s Poetry, Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940; Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist; and A Descriptive Bibliography of Lady Chatterley's Lover: With Essays Toward a Publishing History of the Novel. This collection focuses on Gertzman's research on Samuel Roth (1893-1974), writer, publisher, and entrepreneur, who is best known for publishing unauthorized excerpts of James Joyce's Ulysses in the United States, and for being the plaintiff in a landmark case before the United States Supreme Court that redefined what constitutes obscene material unprotected by the First Amendment. Researchers will find notes associated with Gertzman's book, Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist, which was published in 2013 by University Press of Florida, as well as various research notes on Samuel Roth's publishing and writing career.
title
Jay A. Gertzman collection on Samuel Roth
creator
Gertzman, Jay A.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1315
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
4 linear feet (5 boxes)
inclusive date
1926-2014
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abstract/scope/contents
Jay A. Gertzman, professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University, is the author of four books: Fantasy, Fashion, and Affection: Illustrated and Decorated Editions of Robert Herrick’s Poetry, Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940; Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist; and A Descriptive Bibliography of Lady Chatterley's Lover: With Essays Toward a Publishing History of the Novel. This collection focuses on Gertzman's research on Samuel Roth (1893-1974), writer, publisher, and entrepreneur, who is best known for publishing unauthorized excerpts of James Joyce's Ulysses in the United States, and for being the plaintiff in a landmark case before the United States Supreme Court that redefined what constitutes obscene material unprotected by the First Amendment. Researchers will find notes associated with Gertzman's book, Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist, which was published in 2013 by University Press of Florida, as well as various research notes on Samuel Roth's publishing and writing career.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Gertzman, Jay A. Roth, Samuel, 1893-1974
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Correspondence Research notes
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1882-1999
(Bulk: 1920-1950)
Creator:
Gertzman, Jay A., Collector
Extent: 4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Jay A. Gertzman is professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University. This collection includes research material collected and used by Jay Gertzman to produce his book Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940;. Documents collected here pertain to the proliferation and censorship of erotic material in the era between the two World Wars.
title
Jay A. Gertzman research collection on censorship
creator
Gertzman, Jay A., Collector
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1358
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
4 linear feet (4 boxes)
inclusive date
1882-1999
bulk date
1920-1950
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Jay A. Gertzman is professor emeritus of English at Mansfield University. This collection includes research material collected and used by Jay Gertzman to produce his book Bookleggers and Smuthounds: The Trade in Erotica, 1920-1940;. Documents collected here pertain to the proliferation and censorship of erotic material in the era between the two World Wars.
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1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
language_facet
English
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Gertzman, Jay A.
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Correspondence Reprographic copies Research notes
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1914-2018
Creator:
Maggs Bros.
Extent: 12 linear feet
Founded in 1853 by Uriah Maggs (1828-1913), Maggs Bros. Ltd. is one of the leading bookselling firms in the English-speaking world. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than four hundred Maggs catalogs in the Penn Libraries’ collections, which is particularly comprehensive from the 1940s to the 2000s.
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Maggs Bros. catalogs
creator
Maggs Bros.
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PUSp.Print Collection 59
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
12 linear feet
inclusive date
1914-2018
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
Founded in 1853 by Uriah Maggs (1828-1913), Maggs Bros. Ltd. is one of the leading bookselling firms in the English-speaking world. This finding aid serves as a guide to the more than four hundred Maggs catalogs in the Penn Libraries’ collections, which is particularly comprehensive from the 1940s to the 2000s.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Maggs Bros. Maggs Bros.
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Auction catalogs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1972-2008
(Bulk: 1978-1995)
Creator:
Running Press
Extent: 58 boxes
The Running Press Records are the institutional records of the Philadelphia based publisher which follow the growth and development of the company from its establishment in the early 1970s to 2008, six years after the company’s acquisition by the Perseus Book Group.
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Running Press records
creator
Running Press
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 727
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
58 boxes
inclusive date
1972-2008
bulk date
1978-1995
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The Running Press Records are the institutional records of the Philadelphia based publisher which follow the growth and development of the company from its establishment in the early 1970s to 2008, six years after the company’s acquisition by the Perseus Book Group.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Running Press
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Audiovisual materials Correspondence Financial records Manuscripts, American--20th century Photographs
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1974-1992
Creator:
Singing Horse Press.
Extent: 21 boxes
The collection comprises correspondence (485 folders in 20 boxes) and production materials related to Paper Air (23 folders in one box). The correspondence includes solicitations for poetry from Gil Ott and the responses that he received. The poets’ works were either published as books by Singing Horse Press or in the magazine Paper Air.
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Singing Horse Press records
creator
Singing Horse Press.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 389
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
21 boxes
inclusive date
1974-1992
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
The collection comprises correspondence (485 folders in 20 boxes) and production materials related to Paper Air (23 folders in one box). The correspondence includes solicitations for poetry from Gil Ott and the responses that he received. The poets’ works were either published as books by Singing Horse Press or in the magazine Paper Air.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Singing Horse Press.
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Correspondence Manuscripts for publication
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1973-2003
Creator:
Singing Horse Press.
Extent: 11 boxes
The collection comprises correspondence and publication materials for works of poetry published by Singing Horse Press.
title
Singing Horse Press supplementary records
creator
Singing Horse Press.
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 609
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
11 boxes
inclusive date
1973-2003
bulk date
abstract/scope/contents
The collection comprises correspondence and publication materials for works of poetry published by Singing Horse Press.
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1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Singing Horse Press. Ott, Gil, (Gilbert Frederic), 1950-2004
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Correspondence Financial records Manuscripts for publication
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