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MS Am 2077.3

New Directions Publishing Corp. New Directions catalogs, circulars, and printed ephemera, 1936-2011: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2077.3
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: New Directions Publishing Corp.
Title: New Directions catalogs, circulars, and printed ephemera,
Date(s): 1936-2011.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (7 boxes)
Abstract: Sales catalogs, circulars, and other printed materials from the New Directions Publishing Corporation founded by publisher-poet James Laughlin in 1936.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

97M-49. Bequest of James Laughlin IV, 1997; received: 1998 April 30.
2014M-74. Purchased with funds from the James W. Basker Book Fund, 2014 November.
2014M-75. Purchased with funds from the Crocker Wight 1938 Book Fund in the Houghton Library, 2014 November.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Jackie Dean and Bonnie B. Salt; with the assistance of Vicki Denby, Mary Hammer, Jermaine Hollins, Jennifer Lyons, Michael Newton, and Meghan Schmeltz-Kiel.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

New Directions Catalogs, Circulars and Printed Ephemera, 1936-2011 (MS Am 2077.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Collection includes: advertisements, book order postcards, sales catalogs, circular letters, clippings, newsletters (including "News from New Directions"), posters, press releases, etc. There are a few manuscript drafts of text for some of these printed materials, some written by James Laughlin, and also information concerning the history of the corporation.
This collection will be added to as new materials are produced by NDPC.

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