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Grove Press.
Inclusive Dates:
1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998, 
Papers of the American publishing house founded by Barney Rosset. Collection contains a small amount of personal correspondence from owner Barney Rossett, but the majority consists of files relating to the company's production of books, Evergreen Review magazine, films and record albums. For any given title, this may include contracts, correspondence, legal records, photographs, publicity material, reviews, royalty statements, and production records. Notable authors represented in the collection include Emmanuelle Arsan, Alan Ayckbourn, Imamu Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones), Samuel Beckett, Eric Berne, Paul Bowles, James Broughton, William S. Burroughs, Marguerite Duras, Wallace Fowlie, Robert Frank, Jean Genet, Allen Ginsberg, Maurice Girodias, Witold Gombrowicz, Juan Goytisolo, Nat Hentoff, André Hodeir, Eugène Ionesco, Jack Kerouac, D.H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Pablo Neruda, Frank O'Hara, Charles Olson, Joe Orton, Harold Pinter, George Reavey, John Rechy, Kenneth Rexroth, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Michael Rumaker, Hubert Selby, Gilbert Sorrentino, Amos Tutuola, Parker Tyler, Tomi Ungerer, Alan Watts, and others. There are extensive legal records and clippings files relating to the censorship trials surrounding the American publication of D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover and Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer.
Type of Material:
Book reviews.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Film stills.
Financial statements.
Galley proofs.
Legal files.
Manuscripts for publication.
Motion pictures (visual works)
Negatives (photographs)
Phonograph records.
Publishers' catalogs.
Royalty statements.
Slides (photographs)
Evergreen review.
Business and Industry
Literature -- American Fiction
Literature -- American Poetry
Publishing, printing and book arts
American poetry -- 20th century.
Authors, American.
Authors, French.
Authors and publishers.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Avant-garde cinema.
Beat generation -- Poetry.
Censorship -- United States -- Cases.
Censorship -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Obscenity (Law) -- United States.
Literature, Experimental.
Periodicals -- Publishing -- United States.
Publishers and publishing -- United States --History -- 20th century.