Finding Aid for the John Martin Papers, 1966-1981

Processed by Lilace Hatayama; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the John Martin Papers, 1966-1981

Collection number: 1267

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Lilace Hatayama, March 1981
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, February 2004
© 2004 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

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.


Container List

 

Letters to John Martin, v.p. v.d.

 

A - F

Box 1, Folder 1

Bailes, Dale Alan, 1941- .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 1

Berkson, Bill.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 1

Blazek, Douglas, 1941- .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 1

Calhoun, Douglas.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 1

DeLoach, Allen, 1939- .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 1

Doyle, Mike, 1928- .

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 1, Folder 1

Dresman, Paul.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 1

Friedman, Richard.

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

G - L

Box 1, Folder 2

Glover, Albert.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 2

Hexagram Books (Dan Russell and Robert Blaine Newton).

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 2

Humphrey, James, 1937 or 8- .

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

M - R

Box 1, Folder 3

McGee, Hal.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 3

McNutt, James A.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 3

Mosolino, William R.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 3

Radner, Lee K.

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

S - Z

Box 1, Folder 4

Schjeldahl, Peter.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 4

Second Aeon.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 4

Slabotsky, David.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 4

Thayler, Carl.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 4

Wilding, Michael.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 1, Folder 5

Unidentified.

Physical Description: 1 item.
 

Books and/or Magazines Inscribed to John Martin

Box 1

Lithium for Medea. New York, Hagerstown, etc.: Harper & Row [c. 1979].

Creator/Collector: Braverman, Kate
Box 1

Pressed curtains no.3. [n.p.] [c. 1976].

Creator/Collector: Buck, Paul
Box 1

Living in advance. [Rohnert Park, English Department, California State College at Sonoma. c. 1976].

Creator/Collector: de Barros, Paul; Bromige, David, et al.
Box 1

Double ring: the proud generation. Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company [c. 1976].

Creator/Collector: Hochstatter, Ava Ruth
Box 1

The isthmus of Samuel Greenberg. [London: Trigram Press. 1976].

Creator/Collector: Reed, Jeremy
Box 1

Martial heirs. New York: Pageant Press [c. 1961].

Creator/Collector: Schmidtchen, Paul W.