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MS Am 2694

Miller, Richard. Richard Miller archive for the Tiber Press poetry series by Ashbery, Koch, O'Hara, and Schuyler, circa 1955-1975: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2694
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Miller, Richard.
Title: Richard Miller archive for the Tiber Press poetry series by Ashbery, Koch, O'Hara, and Schuyler,
Date(s): 1955-1975.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of Tiber Press publisher Richard Miller relating to the textual component of the 1960 publication of a series of four volumes by four American poets with illustrations by four artists: John Ashbery (The poems, illustrator Joan Mitchell); Kenneth Koch (Permanently, illustrator Alfred Leslie); Frank O'Hara (Odes, illustrator Michael Goldberg); and James Schuyler (Salute, illustrator Grace Hartigan).

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010M-6. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Trust, 2010 July 20.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Melanie Wisner

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Richard Miller Archive for the Tiber Press Poetry Series by Ashbery, Koch, O'Hara, and Schuyler, circa 1955-1975 (MS Am 2694). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

The Houghton Library holds papers of John Ashbery. Additional Ashbery, Koch, O'Hara, and Schuyler material can be found at the Houghton Library in the Nell Blaine and Jane Freilicher papers.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Miller opened the Tiber Press in 1952 in New York (N.Y.) with a partner, Floriano Vecchi; Miller focused on the business side while Vecchi handled artistic production. The press specialized in poetry and the artwork of second-generation Abstract Expressionists.
The series of four volumes of poetry were published in an edition limited to 25 copies numbered I-XXV and 200 signed copies. The paper was handmade by Hahnemüle in West Germany; the type was Walbaum-Antiqua, hand-set and printed by Brüder Hartmann in West Berlin. The prints illustrating the volumes were made on screens by the artists at Tiber Press. The volumes were bound by Russell-Rutter in New York (N.Y.).

Arrangement

Organized in four series:

Scope and Contents

These papers of Tiber Press publisher Richard Miller relate to the textual component of the 1960 publication of a series of four volumes by four New York School poets with illustrations by four artists: John Ashbery (The poems, illustrator Joan Mitchell); Kenneth Koch (Permanently, illustrator Alfred Leslie); Frank O'Hara (Odes, illustrator Michael Goldberg); and James Schuyler (Salute, illustrator Grace Hartigan). Includes typescript copies of the poems published as presented by the authors and as laid out for publication; typescript and manuscript poems not included in the publication; correspondence between the authors and Miller, as well as business correspondence; and miscellaneous items.

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