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At a Glance
Selected Materials cataloged; remainder arranged. This collection is arranged in three series.
Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, documents, photographs, printed art works, and printed material of Chilmark Press. The files are mainly those kept by Louis G. Cowan. Correspondents include Roy Jenkins, David Jones (John) Frank Kermode, J.B. Priestley, John Sparrow, and Stephen Spender. Among the files are copies of paintings, engravings, graphic designs, and other works of art by David Jones, Will Carter, Henry Moore, Anthony Gross, Paul Standard, and others.
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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); Chilmark Press records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Holly Cowan Shulman, 1981.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/17/89.
2012-03-27 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
A small publishing house which specialized in contemporary English literature and in printing fine editions of classics. The president and editor of Chilmark Press was Louis G. Cowan (1909-1976).