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ARSHILE Magazine Records
MSS 0779  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Administrative History
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights
  • Related Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: ARSHILE Magazine Records
    Creator: Salerno, Mark, 1956-
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0779
    Physical Description: 7.8 Linear feet (17 archives boxes, 1 flat box and 1 tube)
    Date (inclusive): 1992-2005
    Abstract: Records of ARSHILE: A Magazine of the Arts, founded in 1993 by Mark Salerno. Published biannually in Los Angeles through 1999, it featured new work by established and emerging writers and artists.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Records of ARSHILE: A Magazine of the Arts, founded in 1993 by Mark Salerno. Published biannually in Los Angeles through 1999, the magazine featured new work by established and emerging writers and artists. The collection contains correspondence, manuscript drafts, drawings, photographs, ephemera, and other materials chronicling the founding and publication of the magazine.
    Arranged in three series: 1) MAGAZINE FILES, 2) WRITERS AND ARTISTS FILES, and 3) MISCELLANEOUS.

    Administrative History

    ARSHILE: A Magazine of the Arts was founded in 1993 by poet Mark Salerno in Los Angeles. The magazine's title references Arshile Gorky, a seminal figure in the New York School of painting. Published by 96 Tears Press and designed by the Ted Williams Design Group, it featured new work by both established and emerging writers in a variety of forms, including poetry, fiction, drama, essays, interviews and translations. Important contributors included Dore Ashton, Anselm, Edmund and Ted Berrigan, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Eileen Myles, Alice Notley, Carl Rakosi, Martha Ronk, Jerry Rothenberg, Paul Vangelisti, as well as poetry and translations by founder and editor Mark Salerno.
    In addition to literary content, ARSHILE featured visual art on four-color covers and black-and-white art and photography on inside pages by artists such as Willem de Kooning, Nina Glaser, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Gerard Malanga, Yoko Ono, Wayne Thiebaud and Emerson Woelffer.
    During the mid-nineties ARSHILE gained recognition as one of the most innovative small press magazines of its kind, comparable to fellow veteran Angelino poet Paul Vangelisti's literary magazine Ribot.
    ARSHILE: A Magazine of the Arts ran biannually for eleven issues between 1993 and 1999. The magazine ceased publication after 1999 due to financial reasons.

    Preferred Citation

    ARSHILE Magazine Records. MSS 779. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Related Materials

    Mark Salerno Papers, MSS 780. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    ARSHILE (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Arts, American -- 20th century -- Periodicals