Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Goodie Publications records, 1999-2009

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#2007
Bib ID 14433239 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Goodie Publications
Title Goodie Publications records, 1999-2009
Physical Description 17.5 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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.



Scope and Contents

38 issues published from 1999-2009; designed, printed, collated, folded and staple-bound at the Goodie office in Brooklyn, NY; most issues were printed for subscribers, with extras being printed for special events of a given subject, and later by online orders; average between 200-500 copies per issue; readers were notified of new issues by postcard in the mail at first and later by email

  • Series I: Goodie Publications – Masters

    This Goodie Box contains one full set of printed Goodies and the Masters Book, Romy & Foxy Goodie business cards, reviews, signed and other items.

  • Series II: Goodie Magazine – Subject/Issue Files

    Subject File Folders - Almost each issue/subject had a folder. Here's what is found in each folder, which generally includes Goodie transcripts, edits, mockups, photo printouts, postcards, other writings, and photos and the like.

  • Series III: Goodie Publications – Correspondence

    Correspondence to Goodie (1999-2009) from a varied collection of individuals of import and otherwise, including many letters from Goodie subjects but also from other readers, from all over the country and around the world, writing to order Goodies, giving praises and suggestions, sometimes including photographs, clippings, submissions or their own artwork, publications, movies or music to share. You will also find some postcards, playbills and never seen before writings.

  • Series IV: Goodie Publications – Promo, Small Mags, Photos

    Small Magazines plus postcards, invites, autographed photos, programs, correspondence, buttons, etc.

  • Series V: Goodie Publications – Miscellaneous Files

    Goodie Publications Files

  • Series VI: Panther Books – Author/Manuscript File

    Panther Books Files featuring Poems from the Akashic Record by Ira Cohen, The Man Who Loved Plants by Edgar Oliver and In the Seasons of My Eye by Martin Matz. Here you will find original texts, photos, correspondence and scandals(!), among other related items.

  • Series VII: Panther Books – Miscellaneous Files

    Panther Books Files featuring Pocket Panthers and book projects that never happened, plus papers on biblio distribution, RJ booksjustbooks printing, Bowker's ISBN, sales and distribution, library research, media and PR, copyright forms, contracts, and author statements.

  • Series VIII: Goodie Publications – Media

    CDs, DVDs, and other Media of all sorts in here, including the Goodie Interviews, rare movies, readings, documentaries, music, photos and more!

  • Series IX: Goodie Publications – Library

    Books by or about Goodie subjects, as well as references to and from interviews and issues.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing 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.

Conditions Governing Use

The RBML cannot provide access to original time-based media material which has not been first been reformatted for preservation. Researchers are welcome to examine archival time-based media items and decide whether they wish to place an order for Audio/Video reformatting. If copyright and/or condition restrictions apply, it may not be possible to digitize a requested item. Please note that A/V reformatting is handled by an outside vendor and typically takes 6-8 weeks.

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); Goodie Publications Archive; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Dana Rouse, 2019.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Finding aid was encoded from donor description, Winter 2019-2020.

Materials are accessible and in generally good condition, but please note that they were not rehoused or significantly organized beyond the box level.

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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History / Biographical Note

Content Description

As an historical archive spanning the decade from 1999-2009, many of the Goodie subjects played a major role in shaping NYC's cultural underground from the 1960s and earlier through the 1990s to present day. From Judith Malina and Lionel Ziprin to Debbie Harry, Gregory Corso, Edgar Oliver and Penny Arcade to lesser known but equally important luminaries, these interviews and related materials are a treasure trove for students, historians, researchers and authors interested in the art, music, literature, politics and everyday life of the period.