Finding Aid to the Momo's Press Records, 1972-1986

Finding Aid written by Lucy Allen
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
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Finding Aid to the Momo's Press Records, 1972-1986

Collection Number: BANC MSS 97/41

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
Lucy Allen
Date Completed:
January 2007
© 2007 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Momo's Press records
Date (inclusive): 1972-1986
Collection Number: BANC MSS 97/41
Creators : Momo's Press
Extent: Number of containers: 8 cartons, 1 box, 2 oversize boxes Linear feet: 10
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The Momo's Press Records consist of editorial files, records of Shocks magazine, and administrative files. Editorial files contain final copies, manuscripts, and production materials of books published by Momo's Press as well as correspondence and publicity materials. Shocks magazine records contain manuscripts, correspondence, and publicity materials. Administrative files consist mainly of grant applications, with some copyright information and reviews of books published by Momo's Press.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94270-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Momo's Press Records, BANC MSS 97/41, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Separated Material

12 cassette tapes have been transferred to the Microforms collection of The Bancroft Library.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Shocks (Magazine)--Archives
American poetry--20th century
Poetry--California--Periodicals
Vincent, Stephen, 1941-
Momo's Press--Archives

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Momo's Press Records were purchased by The Bancroft Library on July 9, 1996.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed at the container level by Lucy Allen in 2006.

Biographical Information

Momo's press was a literary organization founded by Stephen Vincent in June 1972. The press produced Shocks magazine, a critical periodical with a focus on poetry and poets of the San Francisco Bay Area and small press books featuring the work of new writers.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the container level.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Momo's Press Records consist of editorial files, Shocks magazine records, and administrative files. Editorial files contain final copies, manuscripts, and production materials of books published by Momo's Press as well as correspondence and publicity materials. Shocks magazine records contain manuscripts, correspondence, and publicity materials. Administrative files consist mainly of grant applications, with some copyright information and reviews of books published by Momo's Press.

Container List

 

Series 1 Editorial Files 1972-1984

Physical Description: Cartons 1-6

Arrangement

Arranged in order received.

Scope and Content Note

Contains final copies of books, manuscripts, and design and production materials including blue-lines, page proofs, boards, and cover mock-ups. Also includes reviews and promotional materials, contract and copyright information, response, and editorial, printer, and other correspondence.
Carton 1

The Ballad of Artie Bremer, by Stephen Vincent 1974

 

Correspondence, reviews, etc. 1974-1976

 

Copy signed by author and artist

 

Design and production

 

Editorial development and manuscripts

 

Yellow work notebook

 

Related materials 1972-1976

Carton 1

Pet Food and Tropical Apparitions, by Jessica Hagedorn 1975

 

Hard and paperback copies

 

Editorial correspondence and copy-edit 1977-1982

 

Partial manuscript, revisions 1981

 

Contracts and permissions 1978-1982

 

Original manuscript 1976

 

Production memoranda and correspondence 1981

 

Manuscript

 

Design and production art, typesetter, printer correspondence 1981-1982

 

Additional unused manuscript materials 1975-1977

 

"D" bound manuscript

 

Design and production

 

Promotion, reviews, response 1981-1984

 

The Woman Who Thought She Was More Than a Samba 1978

Carton 1

Hagedorn, Jessica

 

Contractual matters 1975-1993

Oversize Box 1

Her Encounters with the First Kind, article in Special People Weekly 1982

Carton 1

Dangerous Music, by Jessica Hagedorn 1975

 

Design and production 1975-1976

 

Promotions, reviews, response 1975-1977

 

2 "Heap no Good" bumper stickers, one with explanatory note from Stephen Vincent

 

Manuscript 1974

 

Contracts and permissions 1980-1981

Carton 2

This Passover or the Next I Will Never Be in Jerusalem, by Hilton Obenzinger 1980

 

Manuscript second draft with Lincoln Bergman notes

 

Editorial correspondence with Hilton Obenzinger and Lisa Kokin

 

Copyright and contents

 

Promotion, correspondence, advertising 1979-1983

 

Photographs

 

Reviews 1981-1983

 

Final manuscript 1980

 

Early draft in progress, 92 pp, 2 copies of Lisa Kokin's Batiks, 1 copy of Hope

 

Copy-edited manuscript

 

Production design printing

 

Reprint permission request 1992

Carton 2

By Lingual Wholes , by Victor Hernandez Cruz 1982

 

Original manuscript submitted

 

Additional poems submitted

 

Manuscript- later revised version

 

Review, promotion, correspondence

 

Design file

 

Budget, orders, proof check, invoices, packaging slips

 

Copy-edited manuscript and related materials

 

Editor correspondence

 

Hard and paper-back copies

Carton 3

See No Evil, by Ntozake Shange 1984

 

Unpublished manuscripts

 

Manuscript

 

Reviews, promotion 1983-1984

 

General file on Shange 1975-1982

 

Back cover photograph

 

Correspondence 1981-1984

 

Contracts and permissions 1983-1985

 

Production- painting and design

 

Typesetter's galleys

Oversize Box 1

Production files- cover mock-up

Oversize Box 1

Production files

Carton 3

A Reading 1-7, by Beverly Dahlen 1985

 

Printer's proofs

 

Editorial development 1983-1986

 

Draft for revised pages 1983

 

Design and printing 1984-1986

 

Manuscript

 

Contract materials

 

Related materials 1980-1985

 

Promotion, reviews, response 1985-1986

Oversize Box 1

Production files-boards 1985

Carton 3

Out of the Third, by Beverly Dahlen 1985

 

Promotion, reviews, correspondence 1974-1980

 

Manuscripts

 

Contract and permissions 1974-1979

 

Reprint copy (never done)

Carton 4

The Wellsprings, by Harry Lewis 1981

 

Hard and paperback copies

 

Signed copy

 

Design and production

 

Invoice from and carbons to Gail Larrick 1981-1984

 

Promotions, reviews 1976-1982

 

Publisher's working manuscript

 

Original manuscript circa 1979

 

Editorial correspondence 1981-1982

 

Page proofs

Oversize Box 1

Production files- boards

Carton 4

Five on the Western Edge 1977

 

Printer's proofs

 

Manuscripts (original & copy), printer's proofs, statement, photocopy of text with more poems

 

Hilton Obenzinger manuscripts and some corrections on printer's proof

 

Larry Felson manuscript and printer's proofs

 

Manuscript development: intro, back cover copy, layout

 

Steve Brooks correspondence

 

Steve Brooks manuscript and printer's proofs

 

Stephen Vincent manuscript and printer's proof

 

Reviews, promotion, response 1976-1979

 

Design and printing

 

Photographs

 

Original artwork

 

Cover mechanicals

 

Original proofs

Carton 5

Lorca/Blackburn 1979

 

Contract agreements and correspondence with New Directions and Joan Blackburn

 

Contract correspondence with New Directions and Joan Blackburn 1978-1984

 

Mulch Press uncorrected proof 1976

 

Cover copy

 

Basil King drawing negative

 

Printer's signature, blue lines

 

Galleys

 

Final corrections, printers proof

 

Final proofs

 

Artwork and sample pages of letter press edition

 

Correspondence- editorial, artist, typesetter 1978-1979

 

Cover

 

Production

 

Promotion and distribution 1979-1981

Carton 5

Omens from the Flight of Birds 1977

 

Boards (1 of 2)

 

Boards (2 of 2)

 

Artwork

 

Extra related manuscripts- Tom Raworth, Hilton Obenzinger

 

Stephen Vincent original drafts

 

Xerox manuscript

 

Production and review 1976-1978

 

Editorial correspondence and development 1976-1978

 

Design and production

 

Original manuscript and copy edit

 

Xerox printer's proofs

Oversize Box 2

Excerpt printed in California Living 1978

Carton 6

The Poetry Reading 1981

 

Hard and paperback copies

 

Blue lines

 

Manuscripts- back matter

 

Manuscripts- bibliography

 

Manuscripts- The Argument for the Page

 

Manuscripts- As Sound

 

Manuscripts- disc and cassette

 

Manuscripts- video

 

Manuscripts- performance

 

Manuscripts- oral

 

Manuscripts- history

 

Manuscripts- front matter

 

Uncorrected typeset galleys with notes by Gail Larrick

 

Gail Larrick correspondence, design and production

 

Stephen Vincent text

 

Contributors' response

 

Reviews

 

Promotion and Advertising

 

Printer correspondence and invoices

 

Editorial correspondence and development 1975-1981

 

Editorial correspondence

 

Folders- photos, permissions, LC cataloguing data sheet

Carton 7

Individual contributors' folders (2 folders)

Box 1

Production files

Oversize Box 2

Production files The Argument for the Page

Oversize Box 2

Brothers and Fathers Series 1979

Oversize Box 2

Production files - Now Everyone Knows Childcare and Other Poems 1979

Oversize Box 2

Production files- How the Conversation Began 1979

 

Series 2 Shocks Magazine Files 1972-1976

Physical Description: Carton 7

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of manuscripts, editorial correspondence and materials, reviews, and response.
Carton 7

Shocks #1 1972

 

Editorial correspondence and manuscript

 

Original, Xerox copy, fliers announcing first issue

Carton 7

Shocks #2 1973

 

Original manuscripts

 

Mailed-to list

 

Rejected manuscripts

 

Rough draft- Shocks Logue, front introduction

 

Typed manuscript

 

Shocks #3-4 1974

 

Robin Blaser correspondence re Jack Spicer

 

Response and reviews

 

Gary Snyder material

 

Partial typeset copy and original manuscripts

 

Editorial correspondence

Carton 7

Shocks #5 1975

 

Response, reviews, and related material

 

The Day Book- manuscripts and editorial corrections

 

Shocks #6 1976

 

Centerfold and cover mock-up

 

Letters received with rejected poems, editorial comment sheets

 

Reviews, response, correspondence

 

Editorial correspondence, submissions

 

Original manuscripts

 

Editorial development

Oversize Box 2

Production files- page proofs/camera ready

Oversize Box 2

Production files- front and inside covers

 

Shocks, general

 

Copyrights

 

Correspondence that has been responded to

 

Fictitious name statement, San Francisco 1973

 

Series 3 Administrative Files 1974-1983

Physical Description: Carton 8

Arrangement

Arranged in order received.

Scope and Content Note

Consists mainly of grant applications, including applications to the Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Also contains copyright information and promotional materials.
Carton 8

ISBN log book

 

General promotional schemes

 

Promotion file

 

Local press listings

 

Momo's copyright information and miscellaneous

 

Brochure development

 

Goodchild, Jon

 

Inquiries, etc.

 

Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines application 1979

 

Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines distribution projects

 

California State Arts Commision

 

Zellerbach Family Fund

 

California Arts Council, AC-0479 1980-1981

 

Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines project application and correspondence

 

Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines- $5,000

 

Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines grant- poetry reading issue 1977

 

National Endowment for the Arts 1977

 

National Endowment for the Arts grant application 1980-1981

 

National Endowment for the Arts 1978

 

National Endowment for the Arts 1979

 

Grant application- Small Press 1977-1978

 

Material for Small Press National Endowment for the Arts grant 1975-1976

 

California Arts Council 1982-1983

 

Library of Congress- Cataloging in Publication Division

 

Final Report- National Endowment for the Arts

 

National Endowment for the Arts Small Press grant 1974-1975

 

Coda: Poets and Writers newsletter

 

California Arts Council Grant 1979-1980

 

California Arts Council Grant 1981-1982

 

National Endowment for the Arts