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Marlboro Press Records, 1932-2001, bulk 1982-2000

Summary Information

Abstract

The Marlboro Press Records contain the administrative, financial, and working files of the Marlboro Press, a small publisher of European works in translation between 1982 and the mid 1990s, when it merged with Northwestern University Press.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1678
Bib ID 10454443 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Marlboro Press
Title Marlboro Press Records, 1932-2001, bulk 1982-2000
Physical Description 18.5 linear feet (15 record cartons)
Language(s) English , Spanish; Castilian , Italian , French .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The material is arranged in three series.

Description

Summary

Spanning the entire life of the Marlboro Press, the collection documents the Press' financial and administrative activities, as well as its correspondence with writers and translators. This includes catalogues of the Press' titles, sales records, contracts with authors and translators, invoices, grant applications, correspondence with business associates and distributors, galleys, proofs, page layouts, reports on prospective titles, royalty records, customer lists, and inventory reports. In addition to correspondence with translators and writers, the collection contains manuscripts of translations, galleys, and reviews, as well as books printed by Marlboro and manuscripts on computer disks.

  • Series I: Financial and Administrative Files, 1970-2001

    Series I consists of the administrative and financial records of the Marlboro Press, including sales reports, catalogues, business correspondence, contracts with translators, inventory reports, business forms, grant applications, bank statements, mailing lists, receipts from purchases, distribution records, and records of Marlboro Press' interactions with Northwestern University Press, with which the Marlboro Press merged in the mid-90s.

  • Series II: Alphabetical Files, 1932-2001

    Organized alphabetically by author and project, Series II consists of general files relating to either proposed or completed translation and publishing projects, including correspondence with writers and translators, edited manuscripts, galleys, page proofs, correspondence with subscribers to the press' catalogue, photocopied texts, un-translated texts, and computer disks containing manuscripts.

  • Series III: Printed Matter, 2001

    Series III consists of works printed by the Marlboro Press.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Marlboro Press records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

No additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed by Alexander Rocca (GSAS) August 2013.

Additional reviews, royalty records, and computer disks processed by Catherine C. Ricciardi, August, 2014.

Finding aid written by Alexander Rocca (GSAS), August 2013.

Revision Description

2013-09-10 File created.

2013-09-12 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2014-08-13 XML document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Autobiographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Authors and publishers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calaferte, Louis, 1928-1994 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Camon, Ferdinando, 1935- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
David, Lydia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
European fiction -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
European fiction -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
French language -- Translating into English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
German language -- Translating into English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Italian language -- Translating into English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Literature publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Malpede, Karen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Marlboro Press Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nonprofit organizations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rigoni Stern, Mario Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scholarly publishing Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Spanish language -- Translating into English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Translating and interpreting Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wainhouse, Austryn Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
World War, 1939-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Marlboro Press was a small publishing house founded in 1982 by writer and translator Austryn Wainhouse in Marlboro, Vermont. Committed to translating and publishing little-known or little-remembered works of European fiction and non-fiction, the press developed a catalogue of titles that included works by authors such as Curzio Malaparte, Robert Antelme, Joseph Conrad, Fernando Camon, Mario Rigoni Stern, Karen Malpede, Louis Calaferte, Emmanuel Bove, and Pierre Jean Jouve. With the help of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Press both commissioned translations and published others, including several works by the well-known translator Lydia Davis. In the 1990s, the Press was folded into the Northwestern University Press, which continued to distribute its catalogue of titles after Austryn Wainhouse retired in 2001.