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INVENTORY OF THE BANYAN PRESS ARCHIVE, 1946-1986
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Series I. Complete run of The Banyan Press, 1946-1986

Physical Description: 5.0 box(es) 2.08 lin. ft.

Scope and Content Note

This series comprises the imprints of The Banyan Press and Claude Fredericks. The Banyan Press produced 74 imprints from 1946 to 1950 and 14 more from 1975 to 1978. Under his own name Claude Fredericks produced 59 imprints from 1953 to 1973 and four more from 1980 to 1986. This series contains 151 imprints, some in multiple copies.
Among contemporary poets and authors whose works appear under these imprints are John Berryman, Robert Duncan, Richard Eberhart, William Everson, André Gide, Barbara Howes, Bernard Malamud, James Merrill, Charles Simic, Stephen Spender, and Gertrude Stein (including two previously unpublished novellas and three previously unpublished poems). Reprinting or translation of works by earlier authors, including William Blake, Tristan Corbière, and John Donne, was done under both imprints. On occasion the Press printed books on commission from other publishers, for instance the Gotham Book Mart and Jargon Books. Most exemplars are signed and numbered or lettered where appropriate and where more than one kind of paper or cover was used for a publication, multiple copies are included. John Berryman's "His Thoughts Made Pockets" is preserved in both a signed and lettered copy and a numbered copy; the sermon of Meister Eckhart published in 1960 is preserved in three copies, one on each of the three kinds of paper used to print it.
Private printing, especially Christmas printing, stationery, and announcements, invitations, and programs (e.g., for the Betty Parsons Gallery and The Living Theatre) were common jobs under both imprints. Items from the Press were numbered by Fredericks.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically in 4 subseries.
Box 1-3

Series I.A. The Banyan Press, 1946-1950

Physical Description: 74.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Seventy-four items (some in multiple copies) printed during the first period of The Banyan Press's activity. See also Subseries I.C. for items produced when The Banyan Press imprint was revived in 1975.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Immaculate Conception," by Claude Fredericks, December 1946

Scope and Content Note

18 copies on Heyle.
Box 1, Folder 2

Press stationery, December 1946

Box 1, Folder 3

"The Twelfth Day of Christmas," December 1946

Scope and Content Note

39 copies on Heyle. See also box 10, folder 10 for related materials.
Box 1, Folder 4

Press letter paper, January 1947

Box 1, Folder 5

Stationery for the Foxwells, January 1947

Box 1, Folder 6

"Concerning Man," by Gil Orlovitz, March 1947

Scope and Content Note

350 copies on Ragston. Plus another copy of book cover. See also box 1, folder 11 for press announcement and box 10, folder 20 for related materials.
Box 1, Folder 7

Press invoice, March 1947

Box 1, Folder 8

Press labels, March 1947

Physical Description: 3.0 copies
Box 1, Folder 9

Announcement, Betty Parsons Gallery group show, May 1947

Scope and Content Note

1,000 copies.
Box 1, Folder 10

"Fragments," by Faye Laverne Prickett, May 1947

Scope and Content Note

Designed by Harry Prickett. 400 copies on Ragston.
Box 1, Folder 11

Press announcements of Orlovitz, Smith, and Corbière, 1947

Scope and Content Note

1 for each author, plus order forms and envelope. See also box 1, folders 6, 12 and 15 to 17 for materials relating to each author.
Box 1, Folder 12

"Poems," by William Jay Smith, June 1947

Scope and Content Note

Plus offprint of title page. 500 copies on Ragston. See also box 1, folder 11 for press announcement.
Box 1, Folder 13

Press compliments card, June 1947

Box 1, Folder 14

Press review copy card, June 1947

Box 1, Folder 15-17

"Poems," by Tristan Corbière, translated by Walter McElroy, 1947

Scope and Content Note

1,000 copies on Bethany, 60 copies on Dutch Charcoal. 200 copies in folio of "La Rapsode foraine" on Bethany. 2 copies - 1 on Bethany and 1 on Dutch charcoal - signed by translator, nos. I and 1; 2 offprints of title page; 1 copy of "La Rapsode foraine." See also box 1, folder 11 for press announcement and box 10, folder 3 for related materials.
Box 1, Folder 15

"Poems"

Box 1, Folder 16

"La Rapsode Foraine..." on Bethany

Box 1, Folder 17

Dutch charcoal signed by translator

Box 1, Folder 18

Announcement, Betty Parsons Gallery, for John Stephan, September 1947

Scope and Content Note

Plus envelope. 1,000 copies.
Box 1, Folder 19

Stationery for Milton Saul and Claude Fredericks, September 1947

Box 1, Folder 20

Press flybills for both the Gotham Book Mart and H. E. Briggs, September 1947

Scope and Content Note

1,600 copies.
Box 1, Folder 21

Announcement and invitation, Betty Parsons Gallery, for Hedda Sterne, October 1947

Scope and Content Note

2,200 copies and 300 invitations. 1 copy of each.
Box 1, Folder 22

"The Poetry Center Presents," edited by Kimon Friar, October 1947

Scope and Content Note

Unnumbered, plus offprint of title page. 350 copies on Courtlea. See also box 10, folder 6 for related materials.
Box 1, Folder 23

Plate for Alfonso Ossorio, December 1947

Box 1, Folder 24

Press statement, December 1947

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Plus envelope.
Box 1, Folder 25

Stationery for Vira Russell, December 1947

Box 1, Folder 26

Christmas printing for Herbert Cahoon, December 1947

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Plus envelope.
Box 1, Folder 27

Announcement, Betty Parsons Gallery, for Herbert Ferber, December 1947

Box 2, Folder 1

Press label, December 1947

Physical Description: 2.0 copies
Box 2, Folder 2

Printing for Dollie Chareau, December 1947

Box 2, Folder 3

Press discount card, December 1947

Physical Description: 2.0 copies
Box 2, Folder 4

Press statement and invoice, December 1947

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

One copy of each, plus envelope.
Box 2, Folder 5

"Returning to Vienna," by Stephen Spender, December 1947

Scope and Content Note

Signed no. 1, plus offprint of title page. 500 copies. See also box 2, folder 8 for press announcement.
Box 2, Folder 6

"Kisses Can," by Gertrude Stein, December 1947

Scope and Content Note

No. 1, plus envelope. 48 copies.
Box 2, Folder 7

Christmas printing for Ruthven Todd: "For Stephen Spender," December 1947

Scope and Content Note

See also box 10, folder 26 for related materials.
Box 2, Folder 8

Press announcement for "Returning to Vienna," December 1947

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Press compliments card and discount card. 1 copy of each, plus envelope. See also box 2, folder 5 for publication.
Box 2, Folder 9

"A Prayer," by John Donne, December 1947

Scope and Content Note

No. 1. 120 copies on Tovil.
Box 2, Folder 10

"Blood on the Dining Room Floor," by Gertrude Stein, March 1948

Scope and Content Note

Letter A, plus case & offprint of title page. 626 copies on Ruysdael.
Box 2, Folder 11

Press announcement of change of address, March 1948

Physical Description: 2.0 versions
Box 2, Folder 12

"A Primitive Like an Orb," by Wallace Stevens, illustrated by Kurt Seligmann, April 1948

Scope and Content Note

500 copies on Etruria. With three covers. 1 copy of each cover, plus offprint of title page and press announcement.
Box 2, Folder 13

Press stationery, May 1948

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Plus printed envelope.
Box 2, Folder 14

Press check, June 1948

Box 2, Folder 15

Press invoice, June 1948

Box 2, Folder 16

Press statement, June 1948

Physical Description: 2.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Plus printed envelope.
Box 2, Folder 17

Press label, June 1948

Physical Description: 3.0 copies
Box 2, Folder 18

Press postcard, June 1948

Box 2, Folder 19

Press compliments card, June 1948

Box 2, Folder 20

Press publications list, "A First List," with a preface by Carl Van Vechten, July 1948

Scope and Content Note

2,000 copies on Etruria. Pamphlet with envelope, 3 versions of order card, discount card.
Box 2, Folder 21

Stationery for Mrs. Max Russell and Fannie Peterson, 1948

Scope and Content Note

With envelopes.
Box 2, Folder 22-23

"The Undersea Farmer," by Barbara Howes, October 1948

Scope and Content Note

See also box 10, folders 12 and 13 for related materials.
Box 2, Folder 22

Publication and offprint of title page

Scope and Content Note

250 copies on Arches 333. No.1.
Box 2, Folder 23

Press announcements

Scope and Content Note

2 copies, plus 1 envelope.
Box 2, Folder 24

"Four Songs of the Italian Earth," by Osbert Sitwell, November 1948

Scope and Content Note

260 copies, all signed by Sitwell and press announcement. See also box 10, folder 23.
Box 3, Folder 1

Announcement for the Rices, November 1948

Box 3, Folder 2

"Two (Hitherto Unpublished) Poems," by Gertrude Stein, December 1948

Scope and Content Note

415 copies with two versions of title page. One each of nos. 1 & 210, with offprint of both title pages.
Box 3, Folder 3

Christmas printing for Anthony Harrigan, December 1948

Scope and Content Note

53 copies on Heyle.
Box 3, Folder 4

Stationery for "DLR," December 1948

Scope and Content Note

Designed by Milton Saul.
Box 3, Folder 5

Press review copy card, December 1948

Box 3, Folder 6

Press stationery, January 1949

Scope and Content Note

With printed envelope.
Box 3, Folder 7-8

"Brotherhood of Men," by Richard Eberhart, January 1949

Box 3, Folder 7

Publication and offprint of title page

Scope and Content Note

226 copies on Etruria, all signed by Eberhart. Signed, letter A.
Box 3, Folder 8

Press announcements

Scope and Content Note

2 versions of the former, plus envelope and 2 order forms.
Box 3, Folder 9

"Thanatopsis," by Herbert Cahoon, March 1949

Scope and Content Note

206 copies on Hammer and Anvil. Letter A, plus offprint of title page. See also box 10, folder 1 for related materials.
Box 3, Folder 10

"His Book of Days," for Timothy Rice, March 1949

Scope and Content Note

Title page and epigraphs only.
Box 3, Folder 11

"Persephone," by André Gide, translated by Samuel Putnam and press announcements, June 1949

Scope and Content Note

500 copies on Rives. Plus offprint of title page. Published by the Gotham Book Mart. See also box 10, folder 9 for related materials.
Box 3, Folder 12

Certificates for the Southern Vermont Art Center, August 1949

Scope and Content Note

1st, 2nd and 3rd place for Ogden Pleissner, Luigi Lucioni, and Robert Strong Woodward, respectively.
Box 3, Folder 13

"The Crystal Flowers of Florine Stettheimer" and "Compliments of Ettie of Stettheimer," September 1949

Scope and Content Note

250 copies on Rives. "Designed in exasperating collaboration with Ettie Stettheimer." Plus offprint of title page and card for The Crystal Flowers. See also box 10, folder 24 for related materials.
Box 3, Folder 14

Christmas printing for Martha Johnson, December 1949

Scope and Content Note

See box 10, folder 15 for related materials.
Box 3, Folder 15

"The Birth of the Diatom," by Lindley Williams Hubbell, December 1949

Scope and Content Note

100 copies on Rives. See box 10, folder 14 for related materials.
Box 3, Folder 16

Christmas printing for the Sauls, December 1949

Box 3, Folder 17

"The Book of Thel," by William Blake, December 1949

Scope and Content Note

135 copies on Etruria. Plus offprint of title page.
Box 3, Folder 18

Stationery for Mrs. Harvey Saul, December 1949

Box 3, Folder 19

"Things As They Are," by Gertrude Stein and press announcements, May 1950

Scope and Content Note

516 copies on Ingres d'Arches. Letter A, plus offprint of title page and envelope for press announcement.
Box 4-5, 13

Series I.B. Claude Fredericks, 1953-1973

Physical Description: 59 items (some with multiple copies)

Scope and Content Note

Subseries comprises pieces printed under the Claude Fredericks imprint during its early years. The imprint was revived in 1980; see Series I.D. The subseries contains 59 imprints, some in multiple copies.
Box 4, Folder 1

"Four Meditations from Traherne's Centuries," September 1953

Scope and Content Note

180 copies on Ingres d'Arches.
Box 4, Folder 2

Programs for The Living Theatre, 1954-1955

Scope and Content Note

For "The Age of Anxiety" (April 1954), "The Spook Sonata" (June 1954), "Orpheus" (September 1954), and "Phèdre" (Spring 1955). See also box 10, folder 25 for related materials.
Box 4, Folder 3

Christmas printing for Martha Johnson, August 1954

Scope and Content Note

See box 10, folder 15 for related materials.
Box 4, Folder 4

"Short Stories," by James Merrill, August 1954

Scope and Content Note

210 copies on Cobham, with envelope. Unsigned, no. 210; no envelope.
Box 4, Folder 5

"A Plan for the Sonnets of a Proposed Shakespeare," October 1954

Scope and Content Note

200 copies, with two different title pages and two different labels. Both title pages and both labels.
Box 4, Folder 6

Program and poster for "The Idiot King," by Claude Fredericks, November 1954

Box 4, Folder 7

"Absolutely Bob Brown," by Gertrude Stein, June 1955

Scope and Content Note

52 copies on Shogun, with errata sheet. Unsigned and unnumbered, plus envelope.
Box 4, Folder 8

Brochure for "The Porcelain Clay," by Howard Liebling, September 1955

Box 4, Folder 9

"A Birthday Cake," by James Merrill, September 1955

Physical Description: 4.0 copies

Scope and Content Note

"This is Claude's copy."
Box 4, Folder 10

Printing for The Green Parrot, September 1955

Box 4, Folder 11

"A Passage from the Fioretti of St. Francis," translated by Claude Fredericks, (TO BE ADDED) September 1955

Scope and Content Note

160 copies on Shogun.
Box 4, Folder 12

Printing for The Green Parrot, July 1956

Scope and Content Note

Schedules and recipes.
Box 4, Folder 13

"My Father," by Dollie Chareau, September 1956

Scope and Content Note

60 copies. No. 55. See also box 10, folder 2 for related materials.
Box 4, Folder 14

"A Page from Bacon's Essays," September 1956

Scope and Content Note

180 copies. No. 2, plus attached label.
Box 4, Folder 15

"Love's Growth," by John Donne, May 1957

Physical Description: 2.0 copies
Box 4, Folder 16

Printing for The Green Parrot, July and November 1957

Scope and Content Note

Recipes; schedule.
Box 4, Folder 17

Pawlet menus, August and November 1957

Box 4, Folder 18

Plan for a Grove Press Chekhov, July 1957

Box 13, Folder 1

"Epigrams," by J. V. Cunningham, October 1957

Scope and Content Note

1,000 copies on Mokuroku and 150 copies on Kochi. One copy on Mokuroku; two copies on Kochi, one signed and lettered b, the other unsigned and unnumbered; with two versions of introductory folio.
See also box 10, folder 4 for related materials.
Box 4, Folder 19

Press announcement for "Letters," October 1957

Scope and Content Note

See also box 4, folder 23 for publications and box 10, folder 5 for related materials.
Box 4, Folder 20

Press stationery, 1957

Scope and Content Note

Contains cards, labels, letter paper and envelopes.
Box 4, Folder 21

"Poèmes," by Michael Gibson, December 1957

Scope and Content Note

200 copies on Shogun, with two different covers. Two copies, one of each cover, with envelopes. See box 10, folder 8 for related materials.
Box 4, Folder 22

"A Poem," by Anand Lall, December 1957

Scope and Content Note

Letter b. 50 copies on Venezia. See box 10, folder 16 for related materials.
Box 13, Folder 2

Blake, December 1957

Scope and Content Note

Number cxlii. 180 copies on Shogun, with labels.
Box 4, Folder 23

"A Limerick of Edward Lear's," June 1958

Box 4, Folder 24

"Letters," by Robert Duncan and insert, August 1958

Scope and Content Note

450 copies on Arches and 60 copies on Shogun. One copy of each, Arches no. 178, Shogun no. 9. See box 4, folder 17 for press announcements and box 10, folder 5 for related materials.
Box 4, Folder 25

Printing for The Green Parrot: recipes, August 1958

Box 4, Folder 26

Stationery for Harold Farmer, August 1958

Box 4, Folder 27

"Magnificat," by Claude Fredericks, August 1958

Scope and Content Note

Set by Timothy Rice.
Box 4, Folder 28

Press Stationery, September 1958

Scope and Content Note

Contains contracts, invoices and envelopes.
Box 4, Folder 29

"His Thoughts Made Pockets," by John Berryman, December 1958

Scope and Content Note

526 copies on Niedeggen, with envelopes. 2 copies, one signed and lettered b; another copy, in paper wrappers, no. 2; no envelopes.
Box 4, Folder 30

Press announcement for "Pawlets" 1 and 2, December 1958

Physical Description: 2.0 copies
Box 4, Folder 31

"Infant Joy," by William Blake, December 1958

Physical Description: 2.0 copies
Box 4, Folder 32

Psalms 150 and 133, December 1958

Scope and Content Note

180 copies on Fabriano.
Box 13, Folder 3

"Sunrise in Bed," by Claude Fredericks, December 1958

Scope and Content Note

2 copies on Kochi.
Box 4, Folder 33

"Poems Written in Berlin," by Barbara Gibbs, January 1959

Scope and Content Note

526 copies on Amalfi. 2 copies, one signed and lettered a; the other copy, in paper wrappers, no. 1. See box 10, folder 7 for related materials.
Box 4, Folder 34

Plan for a New Directions Hayden Carruth, July 1959

Box 4, Folder 35

"Two Poems," by Timothy Rice, July 1959

Scope and Content Note

Set by Timothy Rice.
Box 4, Folder 36

Printing for The Green Parrot, July 1960

Scope and Content Note

Contains recipes.
Box 4, Folder 37

"My Father," by Dollie Chareau, September 1960

Scope and Content Note

100 copies on Weimar. No. 3. See also box 10, folder 2 for related materials.
Box 4, Folder 38

"Lines To Go With A Portrait," by Claude Fredericks, December 1960

Scope and Content Note

2 copies on Fabriano.
Box 5, Folder 1

Sermon on "Beati pauperes spiritu," by Meister Eckhart, translated by R.B. Blakney, December 1960

Scope and Content Note

220 copies on either Weimar, Umbria, and Kochi. One copy of each, two versions of cover.
Box 5, Folder 2

Printing for Ronald Brooks, August 1961

Box 5, Folder 3

Announcement for the Wittens, September 1961

Box 5, Folder 4

Bennington College Library bookplate, September 1962

Box 5, Folder 5

"The Cantico of St. Francis," translated by Claude Fredericks, December 1962

Scope and Content Note

195 copies on Kitakata & Shogun.
Box 5, Folder 6

Graduation announcement, June 1964

Box 13, Folder 4

Concert poster, August 1965

Scope and Content Note

Two versions.
Box 5, Folder 7

Invitation for the Blousteins, September 1965

Scope and Content Note

Two kinds of paper, one copy of each.
Box 5, Folder 8

"The Blowing of the Seed," by William Everson and press announcement, December 1965-January 1966

Scope and Content Note

218 copies on Kochi. Signed and lettered b.
Box 5, Folder 9

"On the Subject of Importance," by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., December 1966

Scope and Content Note

105 copies on Shogun. Two covers, a copy of each. See box 10, folder 11 for related materials.
Box 5, Folder 10

Christmas printing for Frederick Buechner, November 1967

Scope and Content Note

210 copies on Shogun.
Box 5, Folder 11

Invitation for Claude Fredericks, June 1968

Scope and Content Note

50 copies on Kitakata.
Box 5, Folder 12

Program for The Trumbull Hill Players, July 1970

Scope and Content Note

200 copies on Kochi.
Box 5, Folder 13

Invitation for the Delbancos, August 1970

Scope and Content Note

100 copies on Kitakata.
Box 5, Folder 14

Invitation for Nora Montesinos, May 1971

Scope and Content Note

100 copies on Shogun.
Box 5, Folder 15

"The Shadows Are Deep," by Gretchen Nickerson, July-August 1973

Scope and Content Note

126 copies on Arches. No. 32. See also box 10, folder 18 for related materials.
Box 5, Folder 16-28

Series I.C. The Banyan Press, 1975-1978

Physical Description: 14.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Subseries holds pieces printed when The Banyan Press imprint was revived. See also Series I.A. for the earlier period of Banyan Press activity.
Box 5, Folder 16

"A Sonnet of Shakespeare's," 13-14 September 1975

Scope and Content Note

14 copies on Chinese block paper. Two copies, one without hand-drawn decorative initial.
Box 5, Folder 17

Menu for Gail Parker, 30 December 1975

Scope and Content Note

9 copies on Kochi.
Box 5, Folder 18

"An Account of My Hut" and press announcement, January-March 1976

Scope and Content Note

290 copies on Masa for publication and 400 copies for press announcement on Masa. Plus slip cover and wood veneer cover.
Box 5, Folder 19

Press envelope and label, January 1977

Box 5, Folder 20

"On the Solitary Life," by Guigo the Carthusian. Translated by Thomas Merton, January 1977

Scope and Content Note

240 copies on Iyo. No. 1, plus printed manila envelope.
Box 5, Folder 21-22

"End of the Picaro," by Stephen Sandy, January-February 1977

Scope and Content Note

40 copies on Japanese rice paper and 180 copies on Weimar. Nos. i (rice paper) & xxxiii (on Weimar), plus printed manila envelope. See box 10, folder 21 for related materials.
Box 5, Folder 23

"Metamorphosis of 741," by James Merrill, February-March 1977

Scope and Content Note

440 copies on Arches. No. 1, plus printed manila envelope.
Box 5, Folder 24

Press announcements for "Pawlets," March 1977

Scope and Content Note

Ca. 1,000 copies on Arches & rice paper. Three versions, plus envelopes.
Box 5, Folder 25

Stationery for Claude Fredericks and David Beeken, March 1977

Box 5, Folder 26

"School for Dark Thoughts," by Charles Simic and press announcement, January 1978

Scope and Content Note

235 signed copies of publcation on Weimar and circa 300 copies of press announcements on rice paper. Publication signed, no. LVII. See box 10, folder 22 for related materials.
Box 5, Folder 27

"Two Fables," by Bernard Malamud, March-June 1978

Scope and Content Note

320 signed copies on Arches. Inscribed to Claude Fredericks and David Beeken, no. 320, plus offprint of title page. See also box 10, folder 17 for related materials.
Box 5, Folder 28

Stationery and business card for Bruce Beeken, October 1978

Scope and Content Note

Designed by David Beeken. Plus printed envelope.
Box 5, Folder 29-32

Series I.D. Claude Fredericks, 1980-1986

Physical Description: 4.0 items

Scope and Content Note

This subseries contains pieces printed during the second period of activity of the Claude Fredericks imprint. See also Subseries I.B. for the first years of this imprint. There are multiple copies of the four items produced under Fredericks's imprint.
Box 5, Folder 29

Stationery for Bernard Malamud, May 1980

Scope and Content Note

3 versions. One copy of each, 2 copies of printed envelopes.
Box 5, Folder 30

Stationery for Bruce Beeken, November 1980

Scope and Content Note

Plus printed envelope and announcement.
Box 5, Folder 31

Stationery for Bernard Malamud, March 1985

Scope and Content Note

2 versions. One copy of each.
Box 5, Folder 32

Program for Malamud memorial, May 1986

 

Series II. Samples of publications designed by Fredericks, 1946-1967

Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Series contains pieces designed, but not printed, by Fredericks, including issues of the Bennington College journal Silo, other magazines, programs, and brochures.

Arrangement

Arranged topically.
Box 6-7

Silo, 1962-1967

Scope and Content Note

Published copies of the 17 issues designed by Fredericks.
Box 6

Publications

Box 7, Folder 1

Notes and correspondence relating to the publications

Box 7, Folder 2

Press advertisements, 1947-1948

Box 7, Folder 3

Magazines, programs and brochures, 1962-1965

Box 7, Folder 4

Presswork for Gemor Press, 1946

Scope and Content Note

Includes two publications: Rendezvous with Spain by Bernardo Clariana (translated by Dudley Fitts and illustrated by Julio de Diego) and Nine Desperate Men by C.L Baldwin.
Box 8

Series III. Business records, 1946-1959

Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Includes some of The Banyan Press's business records from 1946 to 1959: account books, ca. 15 contracts, and other business papers.

Arrangement

Arranged topically.
Box 8, Folder 1-2

Checks, 1946-1952

Box 8, Folder 3

Contracts, 1946-1948

Box 8, Folder 4

Press receipts, 1957-1959

Box 8, Folder 5-6

Record account books, 1957-1958

Box 9

Series IV. Materials about the press, 1946-1986, undated

Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Series includes materials that contain information about the Press include an article and a bibliography by J.M. Edelstein; materials (including photographs and negatives) for exhibits that either covered fine printing or small presses in general such as the one at The Grolier Club (1979) or specifically The Banyan Press/Claude Fredericks at Bennington College (1961, 1970, 1980), The New York Public Library (1980), and New York University (1985); and reviews of press books.

Arrangement

Arranged topically.
Box 9, Folder 1-2

Photographs of exhibition of the Banyan Press, 1985

Box 9, Folder 3

History and bibliography of the Banyan Press, 1946-1950

Box 9, Folder 4

Projects, undated

Box 9, Folder 5

Press checklists, 1946-1986

Box 9, Folder 6

Recipients of Christmas Printing, 1958-1960

Box 9, Folder 7-8

Reviews of press books, 1947-1952

Box 9, Folder 9

Notes for exhibitions at Bennington College, 1961-1980

Box 9, Folder 10

Press publicity, 1949-1982

Box 10

Series V. Printer's manuscripts, 1946-1986, undated

Physical Description: 27.0 items

Scope and Content Note

Twenty-seven printer's manuscripts are preserved. In a letter dated 16 October 1947, Fredericks mentions that he destroys galley proofs, and only some 10 pages of galleys are preserved in the archive. Except for the finished printing (and perhaps the authors' own mss.), these manuscripts are the only record of the printing process.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Box 10, Folder 1

Cahoon, Herbert, 1947-1949

Scope and Content Note

See also box 3, folder 9 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 2

Chareau, Dollie, 1956

Scope and Content Note

See also box 4, folder 11 and folder 35 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 3

Corbière, Tristan, 1946

Scope and Content Note

See box 1, folder 15 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 4

Cunningham, J.V., 1947

Scope and Content Note

See also box 13, folder 3 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 5

Duncan, Robert, 1948-1949

Scope and Content Note

See also box 4, folders 17 and 22 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 6

Friar, Kimon and The Poetry Center Presents, 1947

Scope and Content Note

See also box 1, folder 22 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 7

Gibbs, Barbara, 1956-1957

Scope and Content Note

See also box 4, folder 31 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 8

Gibson, Michael, 1957

Scope and Content Note

See box 4, folder 19 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 9

Gide, André and Samuel Putnam, 1949

Scope and Content Note

See also box 3, folder 11 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 10

Harrigan, Anthony, 1948

Scope and Content Note

See also box 3, folder 3 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 11

Houghton, Anthony, Jr., 1961

Scope and Content Note

See box 5, folder 9 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 12-13

Howes, Barbara, 1946-1950

Scope and Content Note

See also box 2, folder 22 and 23 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 14

Hubbell, Lindley Williams, 1949

Scope and Content Note

See box 3, folder 15 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 15

Johnson, Martha, 1949-1954

Scope and Content Note

See also box 3, folder 14 and box 4, folder 2 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 16

Lall, Anand, 1957

Scope and Content Note

See box 4, folder 20 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 17

Malamud, Bernard, 1980-1986

Scope and Content Note

See box 5, folder 26 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 18

Nickerson, Gretchen, 1967

Scope and Content Note

See also box 5, folder 15 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 19

O'Gallagher, Liam, 1955

Box 10, Folder 20

Orlovitz, Gil, 1947

Scope and Content Note

See box 1, folder 6 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 21

Sandy, Stephen, 1977

Scope and Content Note

See also box 5, folders 21 and 22 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 22

Simic, Charles, 1975-1978

Scope and Content Note

See box 5, folder 26 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 23

Sitwell, Osbert, 1948

Scope and Content Note

See also box 2, folder 24 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 24

Stettheimer, Florine, 1949

Scope and Content Note

See also box 3, folder 13 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 25

Strindberg, August and The Living Theatre, 1954

Scope and Content Note

See also box 4, folder 1 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 26

Todd, Ruthven, 1947

Scope and Content Note

See also box 2, folder 7 for related materials.
Box 10, Folder 27

Unidentified undated

 

Series VI. Banyan Press correspondence, 1946-1952

Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Incoming (box 11) and outgoing letters (box 12, carbon typescripts of the originals, unsigned, by Claude Fredericks) are letters regarding The Banyan Press from 1947 to 1952. They include correspondence with some of the poets and authors listed above in Series I, most notably with Richard Eberhart, Barbara Howes, and Stephen Spender. Other important correspondents include Herbert Cahoon, Marianne Moore, Edith and Osbert Sitwell, and Alice B. Toklas. There is also extensive correspondence with Carl Van Vechten, Gertrude Stein's literary executor; Frances Steloff of the Gotham Book Mart, the bookbinder Arno Werner; Ethel Graham of the Stevens-Nelson Paper Corp.; Harry Duncan of the Cummington Press; and Donald Gallup of Yale University's library.
This correspondence offers a detailed picture of the literary scene centered in New York City in the late 1940s. (Correspondence regarding Fredericks's printing and publishing after 1950 can be found in the correspondence files of the other two parts of the Fredericks collection, 900230B and 900230C).

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 11-12

Incoming letters to The Banyan Press, 1946-1950

Scope and Content Note

Incoming letters to The Banyan Press including letters from: 4 Seasons Bookshop; Adler, Elmer; American Notes & Queries; American Typefounders Corporation; Aviles, Alonzo; Ayres, L.S.; Baker & Taylor; Barer, Marshall; Bechtold, Eugene; Belitt, Ben; Bères, Pierre; Berryman, John; Bogan, Louise; Breit, Harvey; Brennan, Joseph; Cahoon, Herbert; Carinie, Gordon; Cecil, Robert; College Book Exchange; Crews, J.C.; Dallip, Donald; David Alber Associates; Davidson, Gustav; Duncan, Harry; Eberhart, Richard; Engle, Paul; Fairbanks, Thomas Nast; Farr, Linnea; Farrelly, Sergius; Feldman, L.D.; Fernini, Vincent; Fletcher, H.J.; Fowler Insurance Agency; Friar, Kimon; Fudge & Company; Golffing, Francis; Gotham Book Mart, Inc.; Graham, Ethel; Gredor, Arthur; Harrigan, Anthony; Harris, Paul; Hayes, Glenn; Heyl, Lawrence; Holmes, John; House of Books; Howes Smith, Barbara; Hurlburt Paper Company; Jackson, Joseph Henry; Keynes, Geoffrey; Laughlin, James; Leavitt, David; Ledden, Oral; MacIntyre, C.P.; Maier, Doro; Maree, Jordan; Maxwell, Lawrence; McElroy, Walter; Menin, A.I.; Moore, Marianne; Morgan, Frederick; Morris, J.; Morse, Marjory; Nenz, Curt; Orlovitz, Gil; Partisan Review; Pattison, Frederick; Pauker, John; Pilkington, Walter; Polofsky, Oscar; Publishers Weekly; Ransom, Will; Raymond, Noémi; Red Door Bookshop; Rice, Reymour; Roger, W.R.; Rosenberger, Colemen; Rugg, Harold; Sanchez, Eduardo; Schoonderbeek, H.G.; Seligmann, Kurt; Sitwell, Edith; Sitwell, Osbert; Smith, William Jay; Sokoloff, Noel; Spender, Stephen; Spodheim, René; Standard, Paul; Stark, Lewis; Steloff, Frances; Stettheimer, Ettie; Taos Bookshop; The American Academy of Poets; The Nation; The Ottawa Journal; Time Magazine - John Myers; Van Doren, Irita; Van Vechten, Carl; Vinal, Harold; Von Ternes, Margit; Vosper, Robert; Werner, Arno; Whittemore, Reed; Whyte Bookshop; Wiesenthal, Morris; William, Jay.
Box 11, Folder 1

1946

Box 11, Folder 2-3

1947

Box 11, Folder 4-9

1948

Box 12, Folder 1-3

1949

Box 12, Folder 4

1950

Box 12, Folder 5-11

Outgoing letters for The Banyan Press, 1947-1952

Box 12, Folder 5

1947

Box 12, Folder 6-8

1948

Box 12, Folder 9-10

1949

Box 12, Folder 11

1950-1952