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Series I: Editorial Files for Books Published by Granary
Series IV: Granary Books Activities
At a Glance
Material is arranged into nine series.
Business and editorial records of Granary Books. The collection includes the production files for these limited edition and trade titles, as well as Steve Clay's extensive correspondence with writers and printers, and other artist book press proprietors. Electronic records include almost two decades of email, editorial and production files, and the "Archaic Smile Lecture Series".
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
The following boxes are located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
Series VII: Archives Business, and Series VIII: Business records are restricted until 2039. Digital assets are not yet available for use, please consult the repository.
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); Granary Books Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2013.2014.M074: Source of acquisition--Granary Books. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--10/10/2013.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed Michael Korte 2013.
2014-06-10 File created.
2018-04-03 XML document instance updated by Catherine C. Ricciardi. Addition of Series IX.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
The mission of Granary Books is "to produce, promote, document, and theorize new works exploring the intersection of word, image, and page." For the last almost thirty years, Granary Books has been publishing limited edition books by renowned artists, graphic designers, printers, and poets, beginning with Nods, a collaboration with John Cage, Barbara Fahrner, and Philip Gallo, and including more recently titles by Charles Bernstein, Cecilia Vicuna, Jen Bervin, Johanna Drucker, Emily McVarish, Anne Waldman, and Jerome Rothenberg. Additionally the press has published trade editions of exhibit catalogs, out of print and first edition poetry, artist books, and books about books.