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Kitchen Sink Press records, 1965-2013

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1731
Bib ID 10997887 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Kitchen Sink Press
Title Kitchen Sink Press records, 1965-2013
Physical Description 280 linear feet (280 linear feet)
Language(s) English
Access

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

This collection has no restrictions, however, only correspondence is available for research use at this time. Unprocessed material is not yet available for research use.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Processing is incomplete. The correspondence series is open for research at this time.

Description

Summary

Kitchen Sink Press was a comic book publisher founded by Denis Kitchen in 1969. The company closed in 1999. The press was known for publishing underground comics and reprints of classic comic strips. The records include contracts, correspondence, editorial files, financial records, proofs, and other materials. This collection is still being processed; currently, only the correspondence is available for research.

  • Series I: Correspondence

    Denis Kitchen kept two sets of correspondence files, primary correspondence and secondary correspondence, based upon the importance of the correspondence file to his business. This being the case, there may be files related to a single person in both sets of correspondence files.

    The correspondence files function as correspondence, subject, and business files, and contain not only correspondence but also biographical information, contracts, copyright information, ephemera, , notes on telephone conversations, obituaries, payment information, printed materials, proposals, and royalty statements. Many files also include examples of artwork represented by published comics, copies of both published and unpublished work, and items drawn on the pages of correspondence.

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 two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions, however, only correspondence is available for research use at this time. Unprocessed material is not yet available for research use.

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); Kitchen Sink Press records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

A small amount of additional material is expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Revision Description

2015-02-13 File created.

2015-02-16 XML document instance created 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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Comic books, strips, etc -- Publishing -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kitchen Sink Press Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kitchen, Denis, 1946- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Underground comic books, strips, etc -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note