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United Artists (New York, N.Y.) Records
MSS 0012  
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Description
Records of a publishing company established by poets Lewis Warsh and Bernadette Mayer in 1977. Successor to Angel Hair magazine and Angel Hair Books, United Artists published works of contemporary poets and writers, including Ted Berrigan, Clark Coolidge, Alan Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Robert Creeley, and Bill Berkson. Correspondence with these and other United Artist contributors can be found in the collection. Also included are typescripts of works submitted and materials used for production of United Artists publications.
Background
Established by Lewis Warsh and Bernadette Mayer in 1977, United Artists press was located in New York City until it went out of business in at the end of the 1980s. Typically, the press published four titles a year, generally with a run of 750 copies each. While they provided a venue for artists who could not publish with mainstream presses, Warsh and Mayer also published established writers such as Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, and Gregory Corso, all of whom had secured contracts with trade publishers.
Extent
3.60 linear feet (9 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Collection is open for research.