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Pierrepont Press Archives (MSS094)

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Material toward Nigh by Cid Corman

Material toward Flat & Round by Larry Eigner

Material toward Tlazolteotl-Ixcuina by Clayton Eshleman

Material toward Lion Fight by Michael McClure

Material toward Narratives and Real Theater Piecesby Jerome Rothenberg

Material toward Pieces of the Clock by Harvey Tucker

Material toward Some Poems for The Buddha's Birthday by Diane Wakoski

Miscellany



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Collection Overview

Title: Pierrepont Press Archives (MSS094), 1968-1969Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1968-1969

ID: MSS/MSS/094

Primary Creator: Pierrepont Press

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 10/00/1982

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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).

Collection Historical Note

The Pierrepont Press was founded in 1968 in Brooklyn, New York by Harvey and Linda Tucker, who planned to produce limited and signed editions of poetry collections by a small group of American writers. Each book was to have a run of only 300 copies. The Tuckers enlisted Larry Eigner, Michael McClure, Diane Wakoski, Clayton Eshleman, Jerome Rothenberg, and Cid Corman to write books for the press. Harvey Tucker's own poetry collection was to be published as well.

The very specialized technical requirements for producing such fine editions led to the eventual demise of the project. The Tuckers' original printer, Villiers Press of London, took an inordinately long time to produce what turned out to be substandard galleys. Another printer in New York was hired, but the scenario repeated itself. The Tuckers and the printers each threatened lawsuits and, partly to avoid litigation, the Pierrepont Press went out of business in the summer of 1969. Contracts with the authors were voided, rights and advance monies were returned, and the Pierrepont Press became history after only one short year.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Source: Purchased from Black Sun Books

Acquisition Method: Accession number 1574

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Material toward Nigh by Cid Corman],
[Series 3: Material toward Flat & Round by Larry Eigner],
[Series 4: Material toward Tlazolteotl-Ixcuina by Clayton Eshleman],
[Series 5: Material toward Lion Fight by Michael McClure],
[Series 6: Material toward Narratives and Real Theater Piecesby Jerome Rothenberg],
[Series 7: Material toward Pieces of the Clock by Harvey Tucker],
[Series 8: Material toward Some Poems for The Buddha's Birthday by Diane Wakoski],
[Series 9: Miscellany],
[All]

Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Consists of correspondence, (1968-1969), to and from Harvey and Linda Tucker, grouped in two subseries: Correspondence with Authors and Correspondence with Printers. Other correspondence with authors who contributed to Pierrepont Press is filed with their submissions in individual series.
Sub-Series 1: Correspondence with Authors, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Consists of correspondence, between the Tuckers and various authors.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Alexander, D.Add to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, June 30, 1969Add to your cart.
Typed Card Signed, 1 page
Item 2: Bialy, HarveyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, June 15, [1969]Add to your cart.
Typed Letter Signed, 1 page
Item 3: Eshleman, ClaytonAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, May 29, 1969Add to your cart.
(Autograph Card Signed, 1 page)
Item 4: Kelly, RobertAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, [December] [24], [1968]Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 2: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, [May] [28], [1969]Add to your cart.
(Autograph Card Signed, 1 page)
Item 5: MacLow, JacksonAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, [April] [20], [1969]Add to your cart.
(Typed Note Signed, 1 page)
Item 6: Olson, TobyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, [December] [15], [1968]Add to your cart.
(Autographed Card Signed, 2 pages)
Item 2: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, February 1, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 3: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, March 2, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 4: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, June 5, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 5: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, July 21, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 7: Rosten, NormanAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American authorAdd to your cart.
(Autograph Card Signed, 1 page)
Item 2: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, [February] [27], [1969]Add to your cart.
(Autograph Card Signed, 1 page)
Item 3: To Tucker, Linda, [March], [1969]Add to your cart.
(Autograph Card, 1 paged)
Item 8: Schwerner, ArmandAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, March 2, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 9: Tucker, HarveyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Corman, Cid, 1924-, American author, July 8, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed (carbon), 1 page)
Item 2: To Dorn, Edward, 1929-, American author, May 19, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter [carbon], 1 page)
Item 3: To Eigner, Larry (Laurence) Joel, 1927-, American author, July 8, 1967Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter [carbon], 1 page)
Item 4: To Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-, American author, March 9, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter, Autograph Note, 1 page)
Item 5: To Kelly, Robert, 1935-, American author, May 19, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter [carbon], 1 page)
Item 6: To Kelly, Robert, 1935-, American author, May 28, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter [carbon], 1 page)
Item 7: To McClure, Michael, 1932-, American author, May 19, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter [carbon], 1 page)
Item 8: To McClure, Michael, 1932-, American author, July 8, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed [carbon], 1 page)
Item 9: To McClure, Michael, 1932-, American author, July 12, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed [carbon], 1 page)
Item 10: Tucker, LindaAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Smith, Roger, March 6, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter [carbon], 1 page)
Item 11: Vas Dias, RobertAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, June 19, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, Auograph Note, 1 page)
Sub-Series 2: Correspondence with PrintersAdd to your cart.
Consists of correspondence between the Tuckers and various printers, primarily James Boyer May, American director of Viellers Publications. (17 items)
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: May, James Boyer, Villiers Publications Ltd.Add to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, February 16, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 2: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Card Signed, 1 page)
Item 3: To Tucker, Linda, January 8, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 4: To Tucker, Linda, January 21, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 5: To Tucker, Linda, March 1, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 6: To Tucker, Linda, March 20, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 2: Sankey, John V., Villiers Publications Ltd.Add to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, March 12, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 2: To Tucker, Linda, January 28, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 3: To Tucker, Linda, March 11, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page) Enclosure: Typescript draft of logo
Item 3: Tucker, HarveyAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Vasallo (Mr.), June 11, 1969Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed [carbon], 1 page)
Item 4: Tucker, LindaAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To May, James Boyer, 1904-, American author, March 28, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter [carbon], 1 page)
Item 2: To Sankey, John V, March 28, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter [carbon], 1 page)
Series 2: Material toward Nigh by Cid CormanAdd to your cart.
Consists of correspondence, setting copy, galleys, unbound printed pages, and unbound copy of the book. (circa 18 items)
Box 1Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Tucker-Corman Correspondence, (1968: October-1969: July)Add to your cart.
Consists of correspondence between Harvey Tucker and Cid Corman. (6 items)
Folder 3: Corman, CidAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, October 26, 1968Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 2: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, October 30, 1968Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 3: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, November 4, 1968Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, Autograph Note, 1 page)
Item 4: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, November 21, 1968Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 5: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, May 20, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 6: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, July 14, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Sub-Series 2: Setting copy, Folder 4Add to your cart.
Consists of 1 setting copy of the manuscript with editorial markings. (1 item)
Sub-Series 3: Galleys, Folder 5Add to your cart.
Consists of 2 corrected galleys of the manuscript, and miscellaneous editorial material. (5 items)
Sub-Series 4: Unbound printed pages, Folder 6Add to your cart.
Consists of 5 sets of unbound pages of portions of the collection. (5 items)
Sub-Series 5: Unbound copy, Folder 7Add to your cart.
Consists of unbound copy of book, stapled. (1 item)
Series 3: Material toward Flat & Round by Larry EignerAdd to your cart.
Consists of correspondence, galleys, unbound and bound copies of the book. (circa 18 items)
Box 1Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Tucker-Eigner Correspondence. C, (1968-1970)Add to your cart.
Consists of correspondence between Harvey Tucker and Larry Eigner. (9 items)
Folder 8: Eigner, Larry (Laurence) JoelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, November 5, 1968Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter, 3 pages) Enclosure: biographical sketch, 1 page
Item 2: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, November 17, 1968Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter, 1 page)
Item 3: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, February 2, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Card, 1 page)
Item 4: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, March 17, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Card, 2 pages)
Item 5: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, April 22, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Card, 2 pages)
Item 6: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, May 15, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter, 1 page)
Item 7: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, July 9, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Card, 1 page)
Item 8: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, January 28, 1970Add to your cart.
(Typed Card, 1 page)
Sub-Series 2: Galleys, Folder 9Add to your cart.
Consists of 3 sets of galleys with corrections, galley fragments and notes. (5 items)
Sub-Series 3: Unbound book, Folder 10Add to your cart.
Consists of unbound copy of book, stapled. (3 items)
Sub-Series 4: Bound book, Folder 11Add to your cart.
Consists of bound copy of book in slipcase. (1 item)
Series 4: Material toward Tlazolteotl-Ixcuina by Clayton EshlemanAdd to your cart.
Consists of setting copy, galleys, page proofs, unbound printed pages, and miscellany. (circa 22 items)
Box 2Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Setting copy, Folder 12Add to your cart.
Consists of 1 setting copy with extensive editorial markings. (1 item)
Sub-Series 2: Galleys, Folder 13Add to your cart.
Consists of 7 sets of corrected galleys. (7 items)
Sub-Series 3: Page proofs, Folder 14Add to your cart.
Consists of 2 sets and 1 fragment of page proofs. (3 items)
Sub-Series 4: Unbound printed pages, Folder 15Add to your cart.
Consists of 8 sets of unbound printed pages of portions of the collection. (8 items)
Sub-Series 5: Miscellany, Folder 16Add to your cart.
Consists of 2 photographs of cover drawing and Ts title page with drawing pasted on. (3 items)
Series 5: Material toward Lion Fight by Michael McClureAdd to your cart.
Lion fight is a collection of 25 cards, which collectively form a poem. Two extra cards serve as a title page, bearing the title and author of the work and the publication information. A colophon card, signed by the author and numbered by the publisher, was also included in each complete set. This material consists of correspondence, manuscripts, Dream Table (sent as example for printing specifications for Lion Fight),galleys, and miscellany. (circa 42 items)
Box 3Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Tucker-McClure correspondence, (1968: October-1969: July)Add to your cart.
Consists of correspondence between Harvey Tucker and Michael McClure. (14 items)
Folder 17: McClure, MichaelAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, [no date]Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page) Contains Autograph drawing, written on verso of poster for London production of McClure's The Beard
Item 2: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, [no date]Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page) written on verso of poster advertising The Cherub
Item 3: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, [no date]Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page) written on verso of poster dedicated to James B. Rector
Item 4: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, [no date]Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 5: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, [no date]Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 6: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, [no date]Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 7: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, October 30, 1968Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 8: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, November 12, 1968Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 2 pages) Enclosure: biographical statement and text for explanatory statement to be printed on each deck
Item 9: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, November 22, 1968Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 10: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, July 9, 1969Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page)
Sub-Series 2: Manuscripts, Folder 18Add to your cart.
Consists of 2 manuscripts, one containing printer's notes. (2 items)
Sub-Series 3: Materials towards Dream Table, Folder 19, circa 1965Add to your cart.
Consists of Dream Table, (San Francisco: Dave Haselwood, 1965), a deck of 30 laminated cards which form a poem. These were to be used as a sample for Tucker. (1 item)
Sub-Series 4: Galleys, Folder 20Add to your cart.
Consists of galleys for the cards. (1 item)
Sub-Series 5: Miscellany, Folder 21Add to your cart.
Consists of miscellaneous editorial matter, including drafts of title card, drafts of logo statement, card stock samples, and 22 colophon cards signed by McClure. (circa 28 items)
Series 6: Material toward Narratives and Real Theater Piecesby Jerome RothenbergAdd to your cart.
Consists of correspondence, setting copy, galleys, page proofs and unbound copy of book in slip case. (circa 14 items)
Box 3Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Tucker-Rothenberg correspondence, (1968: April-1969: July)Add to your cart.
Consist of correspondence between Harvey Tucker and Jerome Rothenberg. (4 items)
Folder 22: Rothenberg, JeromeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, April 22, 1968Add to your cart.
(Typed Letter Signed, 1 page), Enclosure: 4 pages Typescript [carbon] resume and bibliography, with heavy auto. revision)
Item 2: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, October 21, 1968Add to your cart.
(Autograph Note Signed, 1 page)
Item 3: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, July 22, 1969Add to your cart.
(Autograph Card Signed, 1 page)
Sub-Series 2: Setting copy, Folder 23Add to your cart.
Consists of setting copy with editorial markings and notes. (1 item)
Sub-Series 3: Galleys, Folder 24Add to your cart.
Consists of 5 sets of galleys, with editorial markings; Auto. note about layout also included. (6 items)
Sub-Series 4: Page proofs, Folder 25Add to your cart.
Consists of 2 sets of page proofs with editorial markings. (2 items)
Sub-Series 5: Unbound book, Folder 26Add to your cart.
Consists of unbound copy of book in slipcase. (1 item)
Series 7: Material toward Pieces of the Clock by Harvey TuckerAdd to your cart.
Consists of setting copy, galleys, page proofs and book. (circa 7 items)
Box 4Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Setting copy, Folder 27Add to your cart.
Consists of setting copy with editorial markings and notes. (1 item)
Sub-Series 2: Galleys, Folder 28Add to your cart.
Consists of 3 sets of galleys. (3 items)
Sub-Series 3: Page proofs, Folder 29Add to your cart.
Consists of 2 sets of page proofs with editorial markings. (2 items)
Sub-Series 4: Book, Folder 30Add to your cart.
Consists of bound, signed copy of book in slipcase. (1 item)
Series 8: Material toward Some Poems for The Buddha's Birthday by Diane WakoskiAdd to your cart.
Consists of correspondence, setting copy, galleys, page proofs, and unbound printed pages. (circa 13 items)
Box 4Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Tucker-Wakoski Correspondence, (1968: October-1969: October)Add to your cart.
Consists of correspondence between Harvey and Linda Tucker and Diane Wakoski. (5 items)
Folder 31: Wakoski, DianeAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, [no date]Add to your cart.
(Autograph Note Signed,1 page)
Item 2: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, October 12, 1968Add to your cart.
Autograph Note Signed,1 page)
Item 3: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, November 7, 1968Add to your cart.
(Autograph Card Signed, 1 page)
Item 4: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, April 12, [1969]Add to your cart.
(Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page)
Item 5: To Tucker, Harvey, American author, October 27, [1969]Add to your cart.
(Autograph Card Signed, 1 page)
Sub-Series 2: Setting copy, Folder 32Add to your cart.
Consists of setting copy with extensive editorial markings and miscellaneous editorial matter. (2 items)
Sub-Series 3: Galleys, Folder 33Add to your cart.
Consists of 2 sets and fragments of galleys with editorial markings; signed by author. (circa 2 items)
Sub-Series 4: Page proofs, Folder 34Add to your cart.
Consists of 1 set of page proofs with editorial markings; signed by author. (1 item)
Sub-Series 5: Unbound printed pages, Folder 35Add to your cart.
Consists of 4 sets of unbound printed pages. (4 items)
Series 9: MiscellanyAdd to your cart.
Consists of manuscripts submitted to the Press but never printed, a history of Pierrepont Press, and general miscellany. (5 items)
Box 4Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Consists of manuscripts submitted to the Press but never printed. (3 items)
Folder 36: The wrestlersAdd to your cart.
Consists of Typescript draft by Toby Olson, apparently intended for use as a setting copy, including photocopy of photograph. (2 items)
Folder 37: From the IndianAdd to your cart.
Consists of Typescript draft by Armand Schwerner, apparently intended for use as a setting copy. (1 item)
Sub-Series 2: History of Pierrepont Press, Folder 38Add to your cart.
Consists of a history of the Pierrepont Press by Harvey Tucker, signed. (1 item)
Sub-Series 3: General Miscellany, Folder 39, [1969: May 5]Add to your cart.
Consists of a clipping from Publisher's Weekly,dated [1969: May 5], describing the press and its forthcoming titles. (1 item)

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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Material toward Nigh by Cid Corman],
[Series 3: Material toward Flat & Round by Larry Eigner],
[Series 4: Material toward Tlazolteotl-Ixcuina by Clayton Eshleman],
[Series 5: Material toward Lion Fight by Michael McClure],
[Series 6: Material toward Narratives and Real Theater Piecesby Jerome Rothenberg],
[Series 7: Material toward Pieces of the Clock by Harvey Tucker],
[Series 8: Material toward Some Poems for The Buddha's Birthday by Diane Wakoski],
[Series 9: Miscellany],
[All]


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