Rare Book & Manuscript Library
 

Barney Rosset papers, 1841-2011, bulk 1935-2011

Series IV: Subject Files, 1841-2011

The largest of the collection, this series contains drafts, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and notes gathered by Rosset over the years, reflecting his interests, tastes, concerns, both professional and personal. Included here are Rosset's FOIA files, the notes and drafts of his Autobiography, The Subject is Left-Handed, materials related to his 1948 documentary Strange Victory, correspondence with friends, lovers, colleagues, publishers, authors and artists, his travel documents, including original print matter Rosset collected, his passports, licenses, etc., as well as materials about/from Grove Press, Evergreen Review, Grove Film, and a trove of interviews and press about Rosset. The dates correspond largely to the notations made on the original binders, even when the documents have been transcribed and printed at a later date. Materials are often a combination of originals and transcriptions, or photocopies, or printouts, without originals.

External users and Columbia affiliates may view materials on-site at RBML. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only Columbia affiliates may view materials on-site at Avery, Starr, and Burke. After clicking 'Submit Request', users will login with their UNI and password (Columbia affiliates) or their special collections account (external users). Appointments are required and will be arranged according to each individual repository's policy.




Box 18 Folder 1 "196 West Houston St.,", 1968-1987


Box 18 Folder 2 "American Association for the United Nations," 1950 1969, 1950, 1969


Box 18 Folder 3 "American Family--Krug, Poilier, Rosset,", 1962-1986


Box 18 Folder 4-5 "Army Record,", 1944-1948, (2 folders)

(includes leather sigil)


Box 18 Folder 6 "A.S.U. Summer Camp,", 1941


Autobiography


Box 18 Folder 7 General, 1986-2000s


Box 18 Folder 8-9 "Assemblage Part III A, Grove Years,", 1949-2000s, (2 folders)


Box 18 Folder 10-11 "Assemblage Part III B, Grove Years,", 1967-2001, (2 folders)


Box 18 Folder 12-13 "Geller Interviews--Subject is Left Handed,", 1951-2003, (2 folders)


Box 18 Folder 14-15 "Geller--Originals,", 1987 Undated, (2 folders)


Box 18 Folder 16-17 "Gale Barsh and other sections," 1944-1948 Undated, 1944-1948, Undated, (2 folders)


Box 18 Folder 18-19 "Gontarski--The Subject is Left-Handed," ca, 1990s, (2 folders)


Box 18 Folder 20 "Gontarski--The Subject is Left-Handed,", Undated


Box 18 Folder 21 "Grove Genesis,", 1949-1951



Box 19 Folder 1 "Grove History (compiled from Bryant notes),", 2004-2005


Box 19 Folder 2 "The Lukas Prize Project,", 2002-2004


Box 19 Folder 3 "J. Anthony Lukas, Work-in-Progress Award Proposal,", 2003


Box 19 Folder 4 "Materials--Volume 2," 1951-1983 Undated, 1951-1983, Undated


Box 19 Folder 5 "Outlines,", 2007 Undated


Box 19 Folder 6-7 "Part One,", 2006-2007, (2 folders)


Box 19 Folder 8-9 "Part Two,", 2007-2008, (2 folders)


Box 19 Folder 10 "William Bryant Autobio MSS,", 2004


Box 19 Folder 11 "Gale Barsh,", 1939-1948


Box 19 Folder 12 "Eric Bentley,", 1978-1986


Box 19 Folder 13 "Robert Bernstein,", 1985-1988


Box 19 Folder 14 "Blue Moon Covers,", 1988 Undated


Box 19 Folder 15 "Book Business--J. Epstein,", Undated


Box 19 Folder 16-17 "Georges Borchardt,", 1972-2000, (2 folders)


Box 19 Folder 18 "Steve Brower--Stories,", 2007


William Burroughs


Box 19 Folder 19 General, 1960-1997


Box 19 Folder 20 "Articles,", 1962-1994


Box 19 Folder 21-22 "Contracts, Articles, Essays,", 1960-1997, (2 folders)



Box 20 Folder 1-2 "Correspondence Originals,", 1960-1965, (2 folders)


Box 20 Folder 3 "Correspondence Originals,", 1966-1993


Box 20 Folder 4-5 "Correspondence Third Copy,", 1960-1993, (2 folders)


Box 20 Folder 6 "Work in Progress Articles,", 1960-1980


Box 20 Folder 7 "By Heart--Spoon Jackson and Judith Tennenbaum,", 2009


Box 20 Folder 8 "John Calder,", 1974-1986


Box 20 Folder 9 "John Calder--Excerpts from PURSUIT," 1985 2001, 1985, 2001


"China Letters"


Box 20 Folder 10 "Articles, Letters," 1943-1945 2007, 1943-1945, 2007


Box 20 Folder 11-12 "Originals," 1944 2006, 1944, 2006, (2 folders)


Box 20 Folder 13-14 "Originals, Jan-June," 1945 2004, 1945, 2004, (2 folders)


Box 20 Folder 15 "Originals, July -December,", 1945


Box 20 Folder 16 "Pre-China Letters,", Undated


"Jacqueline Duheme"


Box 20 Folder 17 "Letters--Master,", 1960-1961


Box 20 Folder 18 "Letters--Originals," 1960-1961 1999 (1 of 3 folders), 1960-1961, 1999



Box 21 Folder 1-2 "Letters--Originals," 1960-1961 1999 (2 of 3 folders), 1960-1961, 1999


Evergreen Review


Box 21 Folder 3 "Black Studies at Grove and Evergreen,", Undated


Richard Ellis Dissertation


Box 21 Folder 4 "Dissertation on Evergreen, Part I," 1977 2009, 1977, 2009


Box 21 Folder 5 'Thesis, Part II,", 1977


Box 21 Folder 6 "Thesis Part III,", 1977


Box 21 Folder 7 "Foxrock,", 2000-2001


Printouts


Box 21 Folder 8 "100,", 1998


Box 21 Folder 9 "101,", 1998


Box 21 Folder 10 "122,", March2010


Box 21 Folder 11 "Volume 1, Number 2,", 1957


Box 21 Folder 12 "Volume 1, Number 3,", 1957


Box 21 Folder 13 "Volume 1, Number 4,", 1957


Box 21 Folder 14 "Volume 6, Number 23,", 1962


Box 21 Folder 15 "Alain Robbe-Grillet,", 1957-2009


Box 21 Folder 16 "Jerry Tallmer," 1959-1966 2007, 1959-1966, 2007


Box 21 Folder 17 "Francine Felsenthal,", 1959-1985


Box 21 Folder 18 "Wallace Fowlie,", 1951-1991


Box 21 Folder 19 "Fowlie," 195-1991


Box 21 Folder 20 "Fowlie--Italy Experience--Rimbaud Course, New School,", 1951


Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)


General



Box 22 Folder 1 1950 1959, 1950, 1959


Box 22 Folder 2 1960-1967


Box 22 Folder 3-4 1968-1969, (2 folders)


Box 22 Folder 5 1970 ("Quiet Days in Clichy Case"), 1970


Box 22 Folder 6-7 1974-1975, (2 folders)


Box 22 Folder 8-9 1975-1977, (2 folders)


Box 22 Folder 10-11 1978-1981 1987, 1978-1981, 1987, (2 folders)


Box 22 Folder 12 "Army,", 1943-1945


Box 22 Folder 13 "Army Intelligence,", 1943-1948


Box 22 Folder 14 "Cummings Memorandum,", 2000


Box 22 Folder 15 "Documents,", 1943-1945


Box 22 Folder 16 "Documents and Forms," 1943-1945 1975, 1943-1945, 1975


Box 22 Folder 17 "Grove Press against CIA,", 1978-1980


Box 22 Folder 18-20 "Lowenstein Book," 1984-1987 (with audio tapes), 1984-1987, (3 folders)



Box 23 Folder 1 "Miscellaneous Intelligence Information,", 1940s-1970


"Originals"


Box 23 Folder 2 1940s


Box 23 Folder 3 1961-1966


Box 23 Folder 4-5 1967-1972 2007, 1967-1972, 2007, (2 folders)


"Secondary Papers"


Box 23 Folder 6-8 1937 1944-1975, 1937, 1944-1975, (3 folders)


Box 23 Folder 9-10 1975-1981, (2 folders)


Box 23 Folder 11 "Jean Genet,", 1960-1974


Maurice Girodias


Box 23 Folder 12 "Articles,", 1956-1994


Box 23 Folder 13-14 "Auto-Bio FRENCH,", 1960-1967, (2 folders)


Box 23 Folder 15 "Auto-Bio, Pages 368-537,", Undated


Box 23 Folder 16 "Casement Originals," 1957-1959 (1 of 2 folders), 1957-1959



Box 24 Folder 1 "Casement Originals," 1957-1959 (1 of 2 folders), 1957-1959


Box 24 Folder 2 "Correspondence,", 1966-1986


Box 24 Folder 3 "Correspondence Disk 71c,", 1965-1969


Box 24 Folder 4 "Correspondence, Olympia Reader,", 1966-1981


Box 24 Folder 5-7 "Correspondence Originals,", 1953-1973, (3 folders)


Box 24 Folder 8-9 "Master Copy,", 1953-1969, (2 folders)


Box 24 Folder 10 "Master Copy," 1959 1970-1986 2009, 1959, 1970-1986, 2009


Box 24 Folder 11 "Me and Maurice,", 2005-2007


Box 24 Folder 12-13 "Naked Lunch,", 1959-1969, (2 folders)


Box 24 Folder 14-15 "Olympia Press,", 1965, (2 folders)


Box 24 Folder 16-17 "Olympia Reader, Originals,", 1964, (2 folders)


Box 24 Folder 18 "Originals--Not on Disk,", 1953-2004



Box 25 Folder 1 "Herbert Gold,", 1981-2007


Box 25 Folder 2 "Gontarski, U. of N.C.,", 1998


Box 25 Folder 3 "Grove Leftovers,", 1972-1989


Box 25 Folder 4 "Gruen-The Party's Over Now,", Undated


Box 25 Folder 5 "Hampshire College/Adele Simmons/Millstein piece,", 1951-2003


"Ann Holt"


Box 25 Folder 6 General, 1959-1992 Undated, 1959-1992, Undated



Box 7 "Alverda Brown Muhammad," 1959-1992 Undated, 1959-1992, Undated, (2 folders)

(with Audio Tapes)



Box 8 "Alverda Brown Muhammad," 1959-1992 Undated, 1959-1992, Undated, (2 folders)

(with Audio Tapes)


Irish Materials



Box 25 Folder 9-10 "Irish Land League Crisis," 1940 2004, 1940, 2004, (2 folders)


Box 25 Folder 11 "Joe Clarke--Maamtrasna--Irish Liberation,", 2004 Undated


Box 25 Folder 12 "Rosset's Irish Citizenship and Family,", 1990-2005


Box 25 Folder 13 "Tansey Family--Ireland & USA,", 1967-2004


Box 25 Folder 14-15 "Tansey Trial Research,", 1841-2004, (2 folders)


Box 25 Folder 16-17 "Bettina Jonic-Writings, Correspondence,", 1963-2000, (2 folders)


Box 25 Folder 18 "Journal-1950--Original", 1940-1950


Box 25 Folder 19-20 "Kay, Cicellis, Rosset Correspondence,", 1955-2000, (2 folders)


Lady Chatterley



Box 26 Folder 1 General, 1954-1958


Box 26 Folder 2 "Covers," ca, 1960s


Box 26 Folder 3 "Geller, Rosset, Rembar," 1959 2000 Undated, 1959, 2000 Undated


Box 26 Folder 4 "Lady C. by R. Caffrey," 1959 1985, 1959, 1985


Box 26 Folder 5 "The Lady Shall Lead Us" and Others,", Undated


Box 26 Folder 6 "Joseph Liss--Originals,", 1967-2003


Box 26 Folder 7 "Literary Agents,", 1972-1973


Lo's Diary


Box 26 Folder 8-9 "Articles, Reviews, Essays,", 1998-2000, (2 folders)


Box 26 Folder 10-11 "Correspondence,", 1998-1999, (2 folders)


Box 26 Folder 12-14 "Legal, Sales, Production,", 1998-2000, (3 folders)


"Brian McCord"


Box 26 Folder 15 General, 1996-2001


Box 26 Folder 16-17 "Dissertation--Grove Press,", 2002, (2 folders)


Box 26 Folder 18 "Grove Press and Gay Identity--Dissertation,", 2000-2002


Box 26 Folder 19 "James McManus Fiction,", 1986-2002


Henry Miller



Box 27 Folder 1-3 General, 1941-2007, (3 folders)


Box 27 Folder 4 "Articles,", 1941-2005


Box 27 Folder 5-6 "Assorted Articles,", 1962-2005, (2 folders)


Box 27 Folder 7 "Chicago Trial,", 1941-2003


Box 27 Folder 8-9 "Correspondence Originals,", 1959-1965, (2 folders)


Box 27 Folder 10-11 "Correspondence Originals,", 1966-1991, (2 folders)


Box 27 Folder 12 "The Cosmological Eye,", 1939


Box 27 Folder 13 "Laughlin Article by Donald Hall,", 1983


Box 27 Folder 14 "Henry Miller in Lotus Land,", 1952


Box 27 Folder 15 "Henry Miller in Lotus Land and VALERIE letter," 1952 1960, 1952, 1960


Box 27 Folder 16 "Letters," 1969-1976 (with letters from Alain Robbe-Grillet), 1969-1976


Box 27 Folder 17-18 "Master Disk,", 1959-2004, (2 folders)


Box 27 Folder 19 "Opus Pistorum Reference,", 1984-2003


Box 27 Folder 20 "Karl Orend,", 1995-2004


Box 27 Folder 21 "Minkoff, UNC, BC, NYU Sales/Correspondence," 1992-1995 (with negatives and photographs), 1992-1995


Joan Mitchell



Box 28 Folder 1 General, 1986-1998


Box 28 Folder 2 "Articles,", 1961-2007


Correspondence


Box 28 Folder 3 "1950 and later,", 1955-1986


Box 28 Folder 4 "Correspondence-Photos," 1947-1986 Undated, 1947-1986, Undated


Box 28 Folder 5 "Letters (Revised),", 1955-1983


"Mitchell-Rosset"


Box 28 Folder 6 1947


Box 28 Folder 7 1948


Box 28 Folder 8 "Final,", 1948


Box 28 Folder 9 "MSS II,", 1947-1948


Box 28 Folder 10 "Originals," 1952-1988 (with Decree of Divorce), 1952-1988


Box 28 Folder 11-12 "Revised and Final,", 1947-1948, (2 folders)


"Rosset to Mitchell"


Box 28 Folder 13 1948-1979


Box 28 Folder 14 "Originals,", 1948-1979


Box 28 Folder 15-16 "Volumes I-III, Milazzo article,", 1947-1986, (2 folders)


Box 28 Folder 17 "Early News Clippings and Catalogues,", 1947-2006


Box 28 Folder 18 "Mitchell Foundation-Riopelle Obit,", 2002


Box 28 Folder 19 "Pat Albers Bio Chapters 5 & 6,", 2008


Box 28 Folder 20 "Photos Scanned,", 2002


Box 28 Folder 21 "Sketches Naumann Gallery,", 2005



Box 29 Folder 1 "Masao Miyashi,", 1995-1996


Box 29 Folder 2 "New Theatre Review,", 1994-1995


Box 29 Folder 3 "New York Quarterly--Linda Tieber,", 1996


Box 29 Folder 4 "John Oakes," 1980s 2004, 1980s, 2004


Box 29 Folder 5 "May umi Oda,", 1976-1996


"Cleo Odzer"


Box 29 Folder 6-7 "Correspondence and Goa Freaks,", 1993-2004, (2 folders)


Box 29 Folder 8 "Patpong Sisters,", 1994-1997


Kenzaburo OE


Box 29 Folder 9 General, 2000-2007


Box 29 Folder 10-11 "Assorted Correspondence MASTER,", 1965-2007, (2 folders)


Box 29 Folder 12-13 "Assorted Correspondence Original,", 1965-2003, (2 folders)


Box 29 Folder 14 "Correspondence and Articles,", 1966-1997


Box 29 Folder 15 "Editing Copy of 17,", 1961


Box 29 Folder 16 "Hiroshima Notes,", 1981


Box 29 Folder 17 "Japan," 1965-1970 2005-2006, 1965-1970, 2005-2006


Box 29 Folder 18 "Manuscripts of J and 17,", 1995-1996


Box 29 Folder 19 "J. Nathan on OE," 1976 1994, 1976, 1994


Box 29 Folder 20 "Jeremiah Nathan,", 1994-1996


Box 29 Folder 21 "Nathan/Rosset,", 1965-1997


Box 29 Folder 22 "Nobel Ceremony,", 1977-2002



Box 30 Folder 1 "Reviews, Articles, Speech,", 1994-2005


Box 30 Folder 2 "Rouse Up,", Undated


"Tatemi Sakai"


Box 30 Folder 3 "Nathan Correspondence,", 1985-1996


Box 30 Folder 4-5 "Sakai, Rosset, Goldstein,", 1987-1996, (2 folders)


Box 30 Folder 6 "Van Haute and Packet sent to OE," 1993 2003, 1993, 2003


Box 30 Folder 7 "Plimpton,", 2002-2006


Box 30 Folder 8 "George Plimpton Obits/Articles,", 2003-2004


Box 30 Folder 9 "Praeger Correspondence,", 1970-1986


"Prix Formentor"


Box 30 Folder 10 "Copies of Originals," 1961-1963 2002, 1961-1963, 2002


Box 30 Folder 11 "Files, Names,", 1997-1999


Box 30 Folder 12 "Int. Lit. Prize,", 2007


Box 30 Folder 13 "Master,", 1961-1965


Box 30 Folder 14 "Originals,", 1961-1968


Box 30 Folder 15 "Publishers--A. Asher, H. Braverman, K. Carroll,", 1973-1986


Box 30 Folder 16 Publishing the New Novel, 1986


Box 30 Folder 17 "Real Estate & Properties,", 1958-1975


Box 30 Folder 18 "Rosset on Beckett--On S.B.'s FILM (Tin House),", 2001


"B.L. Rosset, Sr.,"


Box 30 Folder 19-20 General, 1918-1953, (2 folders)


Box 30 Folder 21 "Edits,", 1939-1954


Box 30 Folder 22 "Funeral,", 1954



Box 31 Folder 1 "History,", 1954-1968


Box 31 Folder 2 "Rosset Excerpt from a Journal,", 1948-1952


Box 31 Folder 3 "Rosset's Journal and Fiction Writings,", 1940-1955


Box 31 Folder 4 "B.Rosset Letters to Parents,", 1948-1953


Box 31 Folder 5 "Rosset's New School Fiction,", 1951


Box 31 Folder 6 "Rosset to Parents,", 1942-1944


Box 31 Folder 7 "Rosset on Pollock,", 1950


Box 31 Folder 8 "Rosset-Gruen Correspondence,", 1953


Box 31 Folder 9 "Rosset, Turner, Gruen Correspondence,", 1953


Box 31 Folder 10 "Rosset, Turner, Gruen MASTER,", 1953


Box 31 Folder 11 "Rosset Writing,", 1948-2005


"Mary Rosset"


Box 31 Folder 12 "Financials, Trust Agreements,", 1954-1967


Box 31 Folder 13 "Gift Tax, Condolences, Letters, Clippings,", 1966-1979


Box 31 Folder 14 "Trust Fund, etc.", 1950-1991


Box 31 Folder 15 "Trust, Grove Press Prospectus, Gift Tax,", 1955-2007


Box 31 Folder 16 "Ledig Rowohlt--Originals,", 1964-1995


"Judith Schmidt"


Box 31 Folder 17 "Correspondence--Master,", 1956-1967



Box 32 Folder 1-2 "Correspondence--Originals,", 1956-1967, (2 folders)


Box 32 Folder 3 "Richard Seaver,", 1967-1989


Box 32 Folder 4 "Shangai Fiction/Temporary Duty,", 1945-1950


"Khushwant Singh"


Box 32 Folder 5 General, 1953-2006


Box 32 Folder 6 "Correspondence,", 1953-1998


Box 32 Folder 7 "India Prize,", 1953-1999


Box 32 Folder 8-9 "Mano Majra (Last Train to Pakistan),", 1953-1999, (2 folders)


Box 32 Folder 10 "Original Letters,", 1960-1967


Box 32 Folder 11 "Spanish Civil War," 1939 1966, 1939, 1966


Strange Victory


General


Box 32 Folder 12 1947


Box 32 Folder 13 "Disk 2, Disk 7,", 1947-1949


Box 32 Folder 14 "Assorted Reference Material,", 1947


Box 32 Folder 15 "Chapter-Autobio," 1947-1948 1999, 1947-1948, 1999


Box 32 Folder 16 "Correspondence,", 1947-1949


Box 32 Folder 17 "Costs, Distribution, Finances,", 1947-1950


Box 32 Folder 18 "Czechoslovakia section 5e,", 1948-1950


Box 32 Folder 19 "Foreign," 1948-1950 1999, 1948-1950, 1999



Box 33 Folder 1-2 "Log,", March, 1948, (2 folders)


Box 33 Folder 3 "MISC Target Films,", 1948-1950


Box 33 Folder 4 "Publicity, Promotion, Release and Sale," 1947 2004, 1947, 2004


Box 33 Folder 5-6 "Reviews, Articles, News Releases,", 1948-2004, (2 folders)


Box 33 Folder 7 "Scenario, Pre-Production Letters," 1947 1999-2004, 1947, 1999-2004


Box 33 Folder 8 "Script, Narration, Outline, Music, etc.,", 1947-1948


Box 33 Folder 9 "Stock footage and location requests,", 1946-1947


Box 33 Folder 10 "Stock Sources,", 1947


Box 33 Folder 11-12 "Target Films Financial,", 1947-1958, (2 folders)


Box 33 Folder 13 "Joseph Strick,", 1973-1995


Box 33 Folder 14 "Syracuse Lecture--Annenberg Lecture,", 1990-1992


Box 33 Folder 15 "Theatre of Incest--Misson,", Undated


"Travel"


Box 33 Folder 16-17 "Dublin,", 2003, (2 folders)


Box 33 Folder 18 "Haitian Painting,", 1990-1998


Box 33 Folder 19-20 "India-Nepal-Goa,", 1978-1980, (2 folders)



Box 34 Folder 1 Miscellaneous Destinations, 1962-1989


Box 34 Folder 2-4 "Passports and Licenses,", 1946-1997, (3 folders)


"Sarah Uman"


Box 34 Folder 5-6 "Originals,", 1962-1984, (2 folders)


Box 34 Folder 7 "V. 2," 1980-1996 Undated, 1980-1996, Undated


Box 34 Folder 8 "V. 3,", 1996


Box 34 Folder 9 "Jarlath Waldron--Excerpts from Maamtrasna,", 1992


Box 34 Folder 10-11 "Haskell Wexler--Originals,", 1943-2005, (2 folders)


Box 34 Folder 12 "War Outline, Enlistment, Rosset Writing,", 1942-1949


Box 34 Folder 13 "White House--Claunch,", 1944-1945


"Rev. Wildmon"


Box 34 Folder 14-15 "Blue Moon,", 1990-2003, (2 folders)


Box 34 Folder 16 "Boycott,", 1990-1991


"Women's Lib"


Box 34 Folder 17 "Spring Summer 1970", 1970-2001



Box 35 Folder 1 "Valerie Solanis,", 1970-2002


Box 35 Folder 2 "Andrew Wylie,", 1985-1997


Box 35 Folder 3 "Yank Magazine,", 1945


Box 35 Folder 4-5 "Quentin Young--Cook County Hospital,", 1975-1981, (2 folders)