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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Unpublished Manuscripts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


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[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],
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Series 7: MiscellanyAdd to your cart.
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Folder 121-126: Consists of miscellaneous items such as publicity layout material, reviews and book cover blurbs, Bill Knott interview transcript, unidentified or miscellaneous correspondence, and other assorted miscellany. Correspondence related to reviews and blurbs includes letters from Douglas Blazek and Louis Simpson.Add to your cart.
Circa 112 items

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[Series 1: Correspondence],
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[Series 7: Miscellany],
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