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Finding Aid for the John Martin Papers, 1966-1981
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Martin Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1981
    Collection number: 1267
    Creator: Martin, John, 1930-
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: John Martin founded the Black Sparrow Press in Los Angeles in 1966 to publish modern fiction and poetry in fine press editions. In May 2002, Martin sold the rights to his premier authors (Bukowski, Bowles, and Fante) to Harper Collins, the Wyndam Lewis titles went to Ginkgo Press in Corte Madera, and the rest were purchased by Boston publisher Charles Godine. The collection consists of correspondence and books inscribed to John Martin.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Martin Papers (Collection 1267). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233376 

    Biography

    John Martin founded the Black Sparrow Press in Los Angeles in 1966 to publish modern fiction and poetry in fine press editions. In May 2002, Martin sold the rights to his premier authors (Bukowski, Bowles, and Fante) to Harper Collins, the Wyndam Lewis titles went to Ginkgo Press in Corte Madera, and the rest were purchased by Boston publisher Charles Godine.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence and books inscribed to John Martin, publisher of Black Sparrow Press.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Martin, John, 1930- --Archives.
    Black Sparrow Press.
    Publishers and publishing--California, Southern--Archival resources.