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Series II: Kulchur Magazine and Kulchur Press, 1953-1989

This series comprises the bulk of the collection and includes the editorial, administrative, and financial records of Kulchur.

Subseries II.1: Kulchur Magazine, 1961-1966

This subseries contains files for each issue of the magazine that Lita Hornick had a hand in editing-- from Kulchur 3 through magazine's final issue, Kulchur 20 (though the file for Kulchur 4, which was guest-edited by Gilbert Sorrentino, is mostly photostats). These files generally contain the manuscripts for articles and reviews for each issue (often heavily marked up by Ms. Hornick) and hand-written notes about layout and the order in which the pieces should appear.

Kulchur #3 Editorial Files

Box 7
Folder 1
Kulchur #4,
1961
(mostly Photostats)
Box 7
Folder 2
Kulchur #6, Summer
1962
Box 7
Folder 3
Kulchur #7, Autumn,
1962
Box 7
Folder 4
Kulchur #8, Winter,
1962
Box 7
Folder 5
Kulchur #9, Spring,
1963
Box 7
Folder 6
Kulchur #10, Summer,
1963

Box 8
Folder 1
Kulchur #11, Autumn,
1963
Box 8
Folder 2
Kulchur #12, Winter,
1963
Box 8
Folder 3
Kulchur #13, Spring,
1964
Box 8
Folder 4
Kulchur #14, Summer,
1964
Box 8
Folder 5
Kulchur # 15, Autumn,
1964
Box 8
Folder 6
Kulchur #16, Winter, 1964-1965

Box 9
Folder 1
Kulchur #17, Spring,
1965
Box 9
Folder 2
Kulchur #18, Summer,
1965
Box 9
Folder 3
Kulchur #19, Fall,
1965
Box 9
Folder 4
Kulchur #20, Winter 1965-1966
Box 9
Folder 5

Subseries II.2: Editorial Files, 1967-1989

This subseries is comprised of files for each of the books published by Kulchur Press and Kulchur Foundation, arranged alphabetically by author. Most files will contain an original manuscript, and corrected and uncorrected proofs, cover art or illustrations, as well as any additional material related to the book's production or promotion such as promotional material and invitations to release parties. This series also includes the manuscripts, proofs, and other editorial files for books written by Lita Hornick and published by Kulchur. For files on books authored by Hornick, but not published by Kulchur, see Series III: Lita Hornick Files.

Additionally, original artwork for Kulchur Press publications (such as Joe Brainard's artwork for Album and Bean Spasms) will be found with the editorial files for those books, rather than in the artwork Series.

Adam, Helen
Turn Again to Me and Other Poems,
1982
Manuscript

Box 10
Folder 1
Proofs
(4 Folders)
Box 10
Folder 2 to 5

(includes galley proofs, corrected galleys, and page proofs)

Paste-up Copy
Box 10
Folder 6
Publicity Material

Box 54
Adam, Helen and Austé
Stone Cold Gothic,
1984
Manuscript

Box 11
Folder 1
Proofs
(3 Folders)
Box 11
Folder 2 to 4
Antin, David
Talking,
1972
Cover Designs

Box 12
Folder 1
Manuscript
Box 12
Folder 2
Mechanicals
Box 12
Folder 3
Promotional Material
Box 12
Folder 4
Berrigan, Ted and Ron Padgett
Bean Spasms,
1967
Cover Design and Cover Art
(3 Folders)

Box 13
Folder 1 to 3

(Joe Brainard's original Artwork)

Original Artwork-- Joe Brainard
Box 13
Folder 4
Photographs
Box 13
Folder 5
Reviews

Box 54
Brainard, Joe
Selected Writings,
1971
Manuscript

Box 13
Folder 6
Proofs-- Cover
Box 13
Folder 7
Promotional Material
Box 13
Folder 8
Ceravolo, Joe
Millennium Dust,
1982
Manuscript
Box 13
Folder 9
Cover Art
Box 13
Folder 10
Proofs
(4 Folders)

Box 14
Folder 1 to 4
Publicity Material
Box 14
Folder 5
Tom Clark
At Malibu,
1975
Manuscript
Box 14
Folder 6
Proofs
(3 Folders)
Box 14
Folder 7 to 9
Promotional Material
Box 14
Folder 10
Elmslie, Kenward
Album,
1969
Manuscript

Box 15
Folder 1
Original Artwork by Joe Brainard
(3 Folders)
Box 15
Folder 2 to 4

(includes "Bev," "The Black Capsule," and "April," as well as other illustrations)

Dummies
Box 15
Folder 5
Photostat Proofs
Box 15
Folder 6
Galley Proofs- with Corrections
(3 Folders)

Box 59
Folder 1
Sung Sex,
1989
Proofs
(4 Folders)

Box 15
Folder 7 to 10
Fagin, Larry
Rhymes of a Jerk,
1974
Manuscript

Box 16
Folder 1
Publicity Material
Box 16
Folder 2
Page Proofs
(3 Folders)

Box 54
Folder 2 to 4
Cover Designs
(2 Folders)
Box 54
Folder 5 to 6
Ferrari, Mary
Isle of the Little God,
1981
Manuscript

Box 16
Folder 3
Cover Art
Box 16
Folder 4
Proofs
(5 Folders)
Box 16
Folder 5 to 9
Paste-up Pages

Box 17
Folder 1
Promotional Material
(2 Folders)
Box 17
Folder 2 to 3
Giorno, John
Balling Buddha,
1970
Manuscript
Box 17
Folder 4
Giorno, John and Richard Bosman
Grasping at Emptiness,
1985
Art Work
Box 17
Folder 5
Proofs
(2 Folders)
Box 17
Folder 6 to 7
Proofs
(3 Folders)

Box 18
Folder 1 to 3
Greenwald, Ted
The Licorice Chronicles,
1979
Cover Design

Box 55
Page Proofs (3 sets)
Box 55
Hartman, Yuki
Ping,
1984
Manuscript

Box 17
Folder 4
Proofs
(5 Folders)
Box 17
Folder 5 to 9
Paste-up Pages
Box 17
Folder 10
Publicity Materials
Box 17
Folder 11
Hornick, Lita
Night Flight, 1978-1982
Artwork

Box 19
Folder 1
Manuscript
General
(3 Folders)
Box 19
Folder 2 to 4
Introduction
Box 19
Folder 5
Ted Berrigan/Romantic Formalist
Box 19
Folder 6
John Wieners/Tragic Lyricist
Box 19
Folder 7
The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodies Poetics
(2 Folders)
Box 19
Folder 8 to 9
David Antin/Debunker of the "Real"

Box 20
Folder 1
Joe Brainard/Ingenious Ironist
(2 Folders)
Box 20
Folder 2 to 3
The Haunted Land of Helen Adams
Box 20
Folder 4
The Poems of Jack Kerouac
(4 Folders)
Box 20
Folder 5 to 8
Notes on the Records of Giorno Poetry Systems
(3 Folders)
Box 20
Folder 9 to 11
Twelve Paintings in My Collection
(4 Folders)

Box 21
Folder 1 to 4
Proofs
(5 Folders)
Box 21
Folder 5 to 9
Proofs-- David Antin Chapter
(2 Folders)

Box 22
Folder 1 to 2
Promotional Materials
Box 22
Folder 3
Reviews
Box 22
Folder 4
Cover Design and Artwork-- Oversize
(2 Folders)

Box 58
Nine Martinis,
1986
Artwork
(3 Folders)

Box 21
Folder 5 to 7
Manuscript
General

Box 23
Folder 1
Paul Blackburn/Sensual Singer
Box 23
Folder 2
Susan Hall/Out of the Shadows
Box 23
Folder 3
Andrei Codrescu/Sabateur (sic) of History
Box 23
Folder 4
Richard Bosman/Terror as Myth
Box 23
Folder 5
Alice Notley/A Feminine Identity
Box 23
Folder 6
Austé/Romantic Occultist
Box 23
Folder 7
Joseph Ceravolo/Night Bird
Box 23
Folder 8
Miriam Schapiro/Woman Articulate
Box 23
Folder 9
Proofs
(3 Folders)
Box 23
Folder 10 to 12
Promotional Materials
(2 Folders)
Box 23
Folder 13 to 14
Howe, Susan
Defenestration of Prague,
1983
Cover Art

Box 24
Folder 1
Manuscript
(2 Folders)
Box 24
Folder 2 to 3
Proofs
(4 Folders)
Box 24
Folder 4 to 7
Proofs
(2 Folders)

Box 25
Folder 1 to 2
Promotional Materials
Box 25
Folder 3
Jones, Hettie
Poetry Now,
1966
Manuscript
Box 25
Folder 4
Permissions
Box 25
Folder 5
Reviews and Contributor List
Box 25
Folder 6
Katz, Alex and Kenneth Koch
Interlocking Lives,
1970
Manuscript

Box 54
Cover Design

Box 25
Folder 7
Proofs
(3 Folders)
Box 25
Folder 8 to 20

(includes page proofs, galleys, and bluelines)

Proofs

Box 26
Folder 1
Dummy
Box 26
Folder 2
Kostelanetz, Richard
I Articulations,
1974
Manuscript
Box 26
Folder 3
Proofs
(3 Folders)
Box 26
Folder 4 to 6
Publicity Materials
Box 26
Folder 7
Lavin, Stuart R.
Let Myself Shine,
1979
Manuscript
(2 Folders)
Box 26
Folder 8 to 9
Publicity Material
Box 26
Folder 10
Page Proofs

Box 56
MacAdams, Lewis
Live at the Church,
1977
Manuscript

Box 26
Folder 11
Proofs
Box 26
Folder 12
Promotional Material
Box 26
Folder 13
Cover Art

Box 56
Proofs
Box 56
Malanga, Gerard and Andy Warhol
Screen Tests/A Diary,
1966
Manuscript

Box 27
Folder 1
Photographs
Box 27
Folder 2
Proofs
Box 27
Folder 3
Release Forms and Permissions
Box 27
Folder 4
Reviews
Box 27
Folder 5
Mayer, Bernadette
Poetry,
1976
Manuscript
Box 27
Folder 6
Paste-up Copy
Box 27
Folder 7
Proofs
(2 Folders)
Box 27
Folder 8 to 9
North, Charles
Leap Year,
1978
Manuscript

Box 28
Folder 1
Proofs
Box 28
Folder 2
Paste-up Copy
Box 28
Folder 3
Notley, Alica
Waltzing Matilda,
1981
Manuscript
Box 28
Folder 4
Galleys
Box 28
Folder 5
Proofs
(4 Folders)

Box 29
Folder 1 to 4
Paste-up Copy
Box 29
Folder 5
Promotional Material
Box 29
Folder 6
Owen, Maureen
Hearts in Space,
1980
Manuscript

Box 30
Folder 1
Proofs
(5 Folders)
Box 30
Folder 2 to 6
Mechanicals
Box 30
Folder 7
Promotional Material
Box 30
Folder 8
Cover Design and Artwork

Box 58
Owens, Rochelle
How Much Paint Does the Paintings Need,
1988
Manuscript

Box 31
Folder 1
Proofs (3 Folder)
Box 31
Folder 2 to 4
I am the Babe of Joseph Stalin's Daughter,
1972
Manuscript
Box 31
Folder 5
Paste-up Copy
Box 31
Folder 6
Promotional Materials
Box 31
Folder 7
Perrault, John
Luck,
1969
Manuscript

Box 32
Folder 1
Galley proofs

Box 59
Folder 2
Plymell, Charles
The Trashing of America,
1975
Artwork

Box 32
Folder 2
Manuscript
(2 Folders)
Box 32
Folder 3 to 4
Proofs (blueline)
Box 32
Folder 5
Paste-up Copy
Box 32
Folder 6
Reviews
Box 32
Folder 7
Galley Proofs

Box 56
Ratcliff, Carter
Fever Coast,
1973
Cover Design

Box 32
Folder 8
Manuscript
Box 32
Folder 9
Proofs
Box 32
Folder 10
Promotional Materials
Box 32
Folder 11
Galley Proofs

Box 59
Folder 5
Pommy Vega, Janine
The Bard Owl,
1980
Manuscript

Box 33
Folder 1
Proofs
(3 Folders)
Box 33
Folder 2 to 4
Saroyan, Aram
Untitled,
1968
Manuscript
Box 33
Folder 5
Torregian, Sotère
The Age of Gold,
1976
Manuscript
Box 33
Folder 6
Proofs
Box 33
Folder 7
Towle, Tony
New and Selected Poems,
1983
Manuscript

Box 34
Folder 1
Proofs
(3 Folders)
Box 34
Folder 2 to 4
Promotional Material
Box 34
Folder 5
Violi, Paul
In Baltic Circles,
1973
Cover Art
Box 34
Folder 6
Manuscript
Box 34
Folder 7
Promotional Material
Box 34
Folder 8
Galley Proofs

Box 59
Folder 6
Cover Design
Box 59
Folder 7
Waldman, Anne
No Hassles,
1971
Manuscript

Box 35
Folder 1
Paste-up Copy
Box 35
Folder 2
Promotional Materials
Box 35
Folder 3
Waldman, Anne and Susan Howe
Invention,
1985
Proofs
(4 Folders)
Box 35
Folder 4 to 7
Warsh, Lewis
Blue Heaven ,
1978
Manuscript

Box 36
Folder 1
Proofs
(2 Folders)
Box 36
Folder 2 to 3
Promotional Materials
Box 36
Folder 4
Galley Proofs

Box 56

Subseries II.3: Unpublished Manuscripts, 1953-1992

This series includes manuscripts that were submitted to Kulchur, but never published, as well as a small body of work that was submitted to Cover, a little magazine edited and published by Lita Hornick's friend Jeffrey Cyphers Wright.

Adam, Helem-- Poems

Box 37
Folder 1
Austé-- Poems and Tales, 1976-1979
Box 37
Folder 2
Berrigan, Ted-- Review of Joe Ceravolo's Millennium Dust,1982
Box 37
Folder 3
Eshleman, Clayton-- "Bouquet,"
1965
Box 37
Folder 4

(review of Cid Corman's In Good Time. Submitted to Kulchur but not published.

Goodman, Paul-- "Casper's Birthday,"
1953
Box 37
Folder 5
Ginsberg, Allen-- Note
Box 37
Folder 6
Giorno, John-- Cancer of My Ball Manuscript
Box 37
Folder 7

(photocopy)

Gustafson, Jim-- "Shameless in New York"
Box 37
Folder 8
Hamilton, Steve-- Poems
Box 37
Folder 9
Higgins, Dick-- Essays,
1976
Box 37
Folder 10
Jones, LeRoi-- "An Anthology of Chance Operations,"
1964
Box 37
Folder 11

(book review)

Kirstein, Lincoln-- "Eisenstein,"
1963
(2 Folders)
Box 37
Folder 12 to 13
Kaplan, Allan,
1964
Box 37
Folder 14
Katz, Alex-- Drawing
Box 37
Folder 15
MacLow, Jackson-- Poems,
1964
Box 37
Folder 16
Malanga, Gerard-- Poems, 1964-1990
(3 Folders)
Box 37
Folder 17 to 19
Margolies, Richard
Box 37
Folder 20
Monk, Meredith Jane-- "Chacon Trio,"
1977
Box 37
Folder 21

(music score inscribed to Lita and Morton Hornick)

Olsen, Charles-- "Psychic Subdivisions,"
1964
Box 37
Folder 22
Owens, Rochelle-- "Chucky's Hunch" and "Gram Atom Lita Poem: Poem for Lita Hornick," 1980-1981
(2 Folders)
Box 37
Folder 23 to 24
Powers, Shirley-- Poems,
1974
Box 37
Folder 25
Randall, Margaret
Box 37
Folder 26
Ross, David-- Review
Box 37
Folder 27
Rothenberg, Jerome-- "Words,"
1964
Box 37
Folder 28
Sinclair, John-- Review of A.B. Spellman's The beautiful Days
Box 37
Folder 29
Sorrentino, Gilbert-- Review
Box 37
Folder 30
Spellman, A.B.-- Review
Box 37
Folder 31
Torregian, Sotère-- Poems,
1976
Box 37
Folder 32
Towle, Rachel-- Poems, 1971-1974
Box 37
Folder 33
Vega, Janine Pommey-- Poems
Box 37
Folder 34
Waldman, Anne-- Poems
Box 37
Folder 35
Weigel, Tom-- "Corker" and "Foot on Pedal"
Box 37
Folder 36
Unidentified, Unpublished Manuscripts
Box 37
Folder 37
Material Submitted to Cover Magazine
Brodsky, Louis-- Poems

Box 38
Folder 1
Economou, George-- Poems
Box 38
Folder 2
Ginsburg, Allen-- "Images From Mind and Space New York City"
Box 38
Folder 3
Hughes, Sophie-- Poems
Box 38
Folder 4
McClure, Michael-- Poems
Box 38
Folder 5
Nasdor, Marc-- "Returning Vultures"
Box 38
Folder 6
Notley, Alice-- "Rubies,"
1992
Box 38
Folder 7
Oliver, Douglas-- The Lake of the Presidents,
1992
Box 38
Folder 8
Owens, Rochelle-- Poems
Box 38
Folder 9
Padgett, Ron-- Poems
Box 38
Folder 10
Pettet, Simon-- "Meulana"
Box 38
Folder 11
Rosenthal, Bob-- Poems
Box 38
Folder 12
Trausse, John-- Poems
Box 38
Folder 13
Vega, Janine Pommey-- Poems
Box 38
Folder 14
Viola, Paul-- Poems
Box 38
Folder 15
Warsh, Lewis-- Poems
Box 38
Folder 16

Subseries II.4: Administrative and Financial Records, 1961-1994

Administrative and Financial Records, 1961-1994: This series includes Kulchur's Business and Administrative Files, including files for events sponsored or produced by the Kulchur Foundation as well as financial records, subscription records, and copyright agreements.

Advertising, 1964-1965
Box 38
Folder 17
Association of Literary Magazines of America (ALMA), 1962-1965
Box 38
Folder 18
Authors' Contracts, 1961-1985
(4 Folders)
Box 38
Folder 19 to 23
Copyright and Permissions, 1961-1979
Box 38
Folder 23
Corporate Documents, 1961-1970
Box 38
Folder 24

(Trademark registration, Board of Directors documents, etc.)

Legal Documents
Box 38
Folder 25
Library of Congress Cataloging Documents, 1966-1974
Box 38
Folder 26
Mailing Lists

Box 39
Folder 1
Orders
(2 Folders)
Box 39
Folder 2 to 3
Postage and Mailings
Box 39
Folder 4
Permissions,
1964
Box 39
Folder 5
Marc Schleifer, 1961-1962
Box 39
Folder 6
The Toilet
Box 39
Folder 7

(re. Kulchur Foundation co-producing LeRoi Jones's play The Toilet)

Publicity
Book Announcements

Box 40
Folder 1
Book Distribution Lists
(2 Folders)
Box 40
Folder 2 to 3
Book Inventory
(2 Folders)
Box 40
Folder 4 to 5
Invitations
(2 Folders)
Box 40
Folder 6 to 7
Readings and Events
Chinese- American Poetry Readings,
1988
Box 40
Folder 8
Institute of Contemporary Art Poetry (Philadelphia) Series, 1975-1976
(2 Folders)
Box 40
Folder 9 to 10
Museum of Modern Art Poetry Readings, 1973-1983
(11 Folders)
Box 40
Folder 11 to 21
Museum of Modern Art Poetry Readings, 1984-1994
(6 Folders)

Box 41
Folder 1 to 6
Video of Poetry 9 at MOMA (betamax)

Box 53
Poetry Evening at the Whitney Museum of American Art,
1972

Box 41
Folder 7
Poetry Project
Program Information
Box 41
Folder 8
Correspondence
Box 41
Folder 9
St. Marks Theater Poetry Reading
Box 41
Folder 10
Newspaper Clippings and Ephemera
Box 41
Folder 11
Financial Records
Checks, Registers, and Deposit Statements, 1962-1973

Box 42
Bright Greek Light Company,
1965

Box 43
Folder 1

(re. Kulchur Founadtion co-producing Lionel Abel's play "The Wives")

Citadel Press, 1966-1967
Box 43
Folder 2
Eastern New Distributirs, 1962-1965
Box 43
Folder 3
Evergreen Review Ads, 1964-1986
Box 43
Folder 4
Financial Reports, 1961-1962, 1964-1968
Box 43
Folder 5
Galerie der Spiegel,
1967
Box 43
Folder 6

(Correspondence and Contracts regarding German Publication of Screen Tests

H. Gantt, 1961-1970
Box 43
Folder 7

(correspondence and invoices related to the printing of Kulchur Magazine and Books)

Kulchur Advertising Rates
Box 43
Folder 8
Mandarin Books, LTD, 1964-1965
Box 43
Folder 9
National Association of College Stores (NACS), 1963-1964
Box 43
Folder 10
Sanavio, Piero,
1964
Box 43
Folder 11
Scorpion Press, 1962-1964
Box 43
Folder 12
Tax Records, 1968-1973
Box 43
Folder 13
Subscription Files

Box 44

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