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Release Press Archive (MSS098)

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Correspondence

Release Press Publications

Unpublished Manuscripts

Miscellaneous Publishing or Layout Material

Submissions and Related Correspondence

Business Material

Miscellany



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Release Press Archive (MSS098), 1975-1983 | MSS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Release Press Archive (MSS098), 1975-1983Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1975-1983

ID: MSS/MSS/098

Primary Creator: Release Press

Extent: 18.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 11/01/1986

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Release Press Archives include material relating to all but two of the books published by the Release Press. Included are correspondence, manuscripts, editorial matter, business records, and ephemeral material. Also included are copies of all but two of the published works put out by the Release Press.

Collection Historical Note

The Release Press was founded in 1975 by Alan Ziegler (a poet), Larry Zirlin (a printer), and Harry Greenberg (an editor); they were also responsible for publishing SOME magazine, which they operated from 1972-1975. Release Press, which was run out of the homes of the editors in New York City, published its last book in 1983. The Release Press was interested in publishing first collections by emerging poets and prose writers, overlooked books by established writers, good manuscripts which had not been picked up by larger publishers, and unique books, such as collaborative works, by established writers. During its eight year run, The Release Press produced 15 books and several broadsides, including work by Jack Anderson, Philip Graham, Harry Greenberg, Karen Hubert, Bill Knott, John Love, Paul Oppedisano, B. Pelasi, Gay Phillipps, Steven Schrader, Terry Stokes, Ross Talarico, James Tate, John Yau, Alan Ziegler, Harry Zirlin, and Larry Zirlin.

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 George Robert Minkoff, Inc.

Acquisition Method: Accession number 1705

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: Release Press Publications],
[Series 3: Unpublished Manuscripts],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous Publishing or Layout Material],
[Series 5: Submissions and Related Correspondence],
[Series 6: Business Material],
[Series 7: Miscellany],
[All]

Series 2: Release Press PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Consists of material toward the books published by the Release Press. This material includes manuscript drafts to page proofs, and final copies of the books. The books are listed chronologically by year.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 24 Drawings [Collection of drawings], by Paul Oppedisano and Harry Zirlin, 1973Add to your cart.
Consists of the finished book only. This book is the second of 300 copies, and is signed by the artists.
Folder 7-10: Hedged Bets [Collection of poems], by Larry Zirlin, 1973., 1973Add to your cart.
Item 1: Consists of typescript draft of pamphletAdd to your cart.
1 item
Item 2: Corrected proofsAdd to your cart.
1 item
Item 3: Layout materialAdd to your cart.
Consists of cover example, photo layout, 2 printer's photo-negatives. 4 items
Item 4: Finished pamphletAdd to your cart.
Consists of 2 finished pamphlets, one of which is incomplete and unassembled. 2 items
Folder 11-13: One Shot Deal [Collection of ephemeral, collected by Larry Zirlin, Paul Oppedisano, and B. Pelasi], 1973Add to your cart.
Material toward a pamphlet of collected ephemera.
Item 1: EphemeraAdd to your cart.
Clippings, photos, and drawings, some used in One Shot Deal. Circa 24 items
Item 2: Layout materialAdd to your cart.
Consists of proofs, printer's photo-negatives, page layout sketches, and a paste-up. Circa 20 items
Item 3: Finished pamphletAdd to your cart.
The completed pamphlet One Shot Deal. 1 item
Folder 14-17: Planning Escape [Collection of poems], by Alan Ziegler, 1973Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward Planning Escape.
Item 1: DummiesAdd to your cart.
A paste-up dummy of the book made with typescript and typescript [photocopy] drafts of the poems, and a dummy used for arrangement; also 2 autograph pages of notes. 4 items
Item 2: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Paste-ups for the book. 1 item
Item 3: Layout materialAdd to your cart.
Consists of printer's photo-negatives, cover and title page layout material, and paste-ups of art for the book. 3 items
Item 4: Finished bookAdd to your cart.
A completed copy of Planning Escape. 1 item
Folder 18: Antipasta: 13 “O.K.” drawings [Collection of drawings], by Harry Zirlin, 1974Add to your cart.
Consists of the finished book only. 1 item
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 19-28: City Joys [Collection of poems], by Jack Anderson, 1975Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward City Joys.
Item 1: Bound typescript draft of City JoysAdd to your cart.
1 item
Item 2: Printer's photo-negativesAdd to your cart.
Consists of printer's photo-negatives for City Joys. 1 item
Item 3: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Paste-ups for City Joys. 1 item
Item 4: Finished copyAdd to your cart.
Completed copy of City Joys. 1 item
Folder 23-28: Rome in Rome [Collection of poems], by Bill Knott, 1976Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward Rome in Rome.
Folder 1: a. Drafts.Add to your cart.
Consists of ca. 3 drafts, Ts and Ts(x), of poems for Rome in Rome, many with author's corrections; also auto notes with revisions for some of the poems.
Folder 2: b. Paste-ups.Add to your cart.
Paste-ups for Rome in Rome.
Folder 3: c. Proofs.Add to your cart.
Consists of a set of page proofs of the book.
Folder 4: d. Cover material.Add to your cart.
Consists of 4 photos of cover art, and cover layout material.
Folder 5: e. Finished copy.Add to your cart.
A completed copy of Rome in Rome.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 29-39: Sleeping Obsessions [Collection of poems], by Mercy Bona, 1976Add to your cart.
Mercy Bona was the pen name used by Alan Ziegler, Larry Zirlin, and Harry Greenberg, who collaborated on the book. Consists of material toward Sleeping Obsessions.
Item 1: DraftAdd to your cart.
Consists of a draft, typescript and typescript [photocopy], of poems for Sleeping Obsessions. 1 item
Item 2: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Paste-ups for Sleeping Obsessions. 1 item
Item 3: PhotosAdd to your cart.
Consists of photos taken for Sleeping Obsessions. 26 items
Item 4: Cover materialAdd to your cart.
Consists of postcard with cover blurb, cover paste-ups and layout material. 8 items
Item 5: ProofsAdd to your cart.
Page proofs of Sleeping Obsession. 1 item
Item 6: Finished copyAdd to your cart.
Completed copy of Sleeping Obsessions. 1 item
Folder 35-39: Lucky Darryl [novella], by Bill Knott and James Tate, 1977Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward Lucky Darryl; finished copy not included.
Item 1: DraftsAdd to your cart.
4 typescript [photocopy] drafts of Lucky Darryl. 4 items
Item 2: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Paste-ups for Lucky Darryl. 1 item
Item 3: ProofsAdd to your cart.
One set of page proofs for Lucky Darryl. 1 item
Item 4: Cover materialAdd to your cart.
Consists of photo and layout material for the cover of Lucky Darryl. 2 item
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 40-44: The Touch Code [Collection of poems], by John Love, 1977Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward The Touch Code.
Item 1: ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Consists of typescript and typescript [photocopy] poems for The Touch Code and 2 bound typescript [photocopy] manuscripts. 3 items
Item 2: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Paste-ups for The Touch Code. 1 item
Item 3: Layout materialAdd to your cart.
Cover layout material for The Touch Code. Circa 4 items
Item 4: Finished copyAdd to your cart.
Completed copy of The Touch Code. 1 item
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 45-50: The Vanishings [Collection of prose pieces], by Philip Graham, 1978Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward The Vanishings.
Item 1: ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Typescript [photocopy] manuscript with corrections and printer's marks; also includes art for the book. 1 item
Item 2: ProofsAdd to your cart.
Galley proofs for The Vanishings. 2 items
Item 3: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Paste-ups for The Vanishings. 1 item
Item 4: ArtAdd to your cart.
Paste-ups and photo-negative prints of art for The Vanishings. 16 items
Item 5: PhotocopiesAdd to your cart.
Consists of 3 photocopies of The Vanishings. 3 items
Item 6: Finished copyAdd to your cart.
Completed copy of The Vanishings. 1 item
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 51-55: Pond [Collection of poems], by Gay Phillipps, 1978Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward Pond.
Item 1: ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Consists of typescript and typescript [photocopy] drafts of manuscripts of the book; also contains correspondence relating to corrections for the poems. Circa 5 items
Item 2: ProofsAdd to your cart.
Galley proofs for Pond. 1 item
Item 3: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Consists of paste-ups for Pond. 1 item
Item 4: Cover materialAdd to your cart.
Consists of 2 photos and cover layout material. 3 items
Item 5: Finished copyAdd to your cart.
Completed copy of Pond. 1 item
Folder 56-58: In Search of Fred and Ethel Mertz [Collection of poems], by Karen Hubert, 1979Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward In Search of Fred and Ethel Mertz.
Item 1: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Consists of paste-ups for In Search of Fred and Ethel Mertz. 1 item
Item 2: Layout materialAdd to your cart.
Consists of photo and layout material for the book cover. 2 items
Item 3: Finished copyAdd to your cart.
Completed copy of In Search of Fred and Ethel Mertz. 1 item
Folder 59-62: On Sundays We Visit the In-Laws [Collection of stories], by Steven Schrader, 1979Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward On Sundays We Visit the In-Laws.
Item 1: ProofsAdd to your cart.
Galley proof for On Sundays We Visit the In-Laws. 1 item
Item 2: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Consists of the paste-ups for On Sundays We Visit the In-Laws. 1 item
Item 3: Layout materialAdd to your cart.
Consists of 4 photos and cover layout material. 2 items
Item 4: Finished copyAdd to your cart.
Completed copy of On Sundays We Visit the In-Laws. 1 item
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 63-67: The Sleepless Night of Eugene Delacroix [Collection of prose pieces], by John Yau, 1980Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward The Sleepless Night of Eugene Delacroix.
Item 1: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Typescript and typescript [photocopy] drafts of poem manuscripts by Yau; many of the poems are used in The Sleepless Night of Eugene Delacroix. 3 items
Item 2: ProofsAdd to your cart.
Galley proofs for The Sleepless Night of Eugene Delacroix. 1 item
Item 3: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Consists of paste-ups for The Sleepless Night of Eugene Delacroix. 1 item
Item 4: Layout materialAdd to your cart.
Cover design and cover layout material. 2 items
Item 5: Finished copyAdd to your cart.
Completed copy of The Sleepless Night of Eugene Delacroix. 1 item
Folder 68-72: Intimate Apparel [Collection of prose pieces], by Terry Stokes, 1980Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward Intimate Apparel.
Item 1: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Consists of typescript [photocopy] manuscripts of poems, most used for Intimate Apparel. Also a letter from Stokes with suggestions for the book's arrangement. Circa 20 items
Item 2: ProofsAdd to your cart.
Galley proofs of Intimate Apparel. 1 item
Item 3: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Paste-ups of Intimate Apparel. 1 item
Item 4: Cover materialAdd to your cart.
Cover design and photo. 2 items
Item 5: Finished copyAdd to your cart.
Completed copy of Intimate Apparel. 1 item
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 73-77: So Much To Do [Collection of poems], by Alan Ziegler, 1981Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward So Much To Do.
Item 1: ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
2 typescript [photocopy] manuscripts, one with marks for the printer. 2 items
Item 2: ProofsAdd to your cart.
3 sets of galley proofs for So Much To Do. 3 items
Item 3: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Consists of the paste-ups for So Much To Do. 1 item
Item 4: Layout materialAdd to your cart.
Consists of several different cover layouts for the book. 4 items
Item 5: Finished copyAdd to your cart.
Completed copy of So Much To Do. 1 item
Box 9-10Add to your cart.
Folder 78-84: Almost Happy [Collection of poems], by Ross Talarico, 1981Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward Almost Happy.
Item 1: ManuscriptsAdd to your cart.
Consists of typescript and typescript [photocopy] drafts of Almost Happy, and miscellaneous correspondence relating to the manuscript.
Item 2: ProofsAdd to your cart.
2 sets of galley proofs (one is incomplete) of Almost Happy. 2 items
Item 3: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Consists of paste-ups for Almost Happy. 1 item
Item 4: Layout materialAdd to your cart.
Consists of 4 photos, slides and photo negatives, and cover layout. 8 items
Item 5: Finished copyAdd to your cart.
Completed copy of Almost Happy. 1 item
Box 10-11Add to your cart.
Folder 85-93: Selected Poems [Collection of poems], by Jack Anderson, 1983Add to your cart.
Consists of material toward Selected Poems.
Item 1: MiscellanyAdd to your cart.
Consists of correspondence, lists, notes, blurbs, and book reviews relating to Selected Poems or the books excerpted in it. 20 items
Item 2: ManuscriptAdd to your cart.
Consists of typescript and typescript [photocopy] manuscript of Selected Poems. 1 item
Item 3: ProofsAdd to your cart.
5 sets of galley proofs for Selected Poems. 5 items
Item 4: Paste-upsAdd to your cart.
Consists of paste-ups for Selected Poems. 1 item
Item 5: ProofsAdd to your cart.
One set of page proofs. 1 item
Item 6: Cover layout materialAdd to your cart.
Consists of photo, book jacket, title lettering proof, and 3 cover layouts. 6 items
Item 7: Finished copyAdd to your cart.
Completed copy of Selected Poems. 1 item

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Release Press Publications],
[Series 3: Unpublished Manuscripts],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous Publishing or Layout Material],
[Series 5: Submissions and Related Correspondence],
[Series 6: Business Material],
[Series 7: Miscellany],
[All]


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