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At a Glance
The material is arranged in three series. Series I: Financial and Administrative Files, 1970-2001 Series II: Alphabetical Files, 1932-2001 Series III: Printed Matter, 2001.
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.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Marlboro Press records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
No additions are expected
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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.
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.
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.