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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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Pierrepont Press Archives (MSS094), 1968-1969 | MSS Manuscripts

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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 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)

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]


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