Editors & Publishers of Small & Private Presses, Literary Magazines, & Literary Organizations

ALEMBIC PRESS. (English fine press – in process 2010)

COFFEE HOUSE PRESS, Minneapolis, 1984–. Coffee House Press Archive, 1984–. 90+ ft.
A continuation of the Toothpaste Press, renamed following a move from Iowa City to Minneapolis. See also Toothpaste Press. MsC461. (Finding Aid)

COLEMAN, CARROLL. Papers of Carroll Coleman, 1927-1985. 4.5 ft.
Proprietor of the Prairie Press and printer. Correspondence, preliminary drafts, galleys and mock-ups for books printed by the Prairie Press, and related business records, advertising, etc. MsC477. (Finding Aid). See also¬†“The Prairie Press: A Thirty-Year Record” by L.O. Cheever; “A Confirmed Typomaniac: Carroll Coleman and the Prairie Press” by John M. Harrison.

ESSLEMONT, DAVID. (In process 2010).

FEDERAL WRITERS’ PROJECT, IOWA. Records of the Federal Writers’ Project, Iowa, ca. 1937-1942, 18 ft.
Subject files on Iowa history, counties, towns, colleges, churches, and other matters, unpublished manuscripts, radio scripts, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings. MsC295. (Finding Aid)

FREDERICK, JOHN TOWNER, 1893-1975. Papers of John T. Frederick, 1908-1975. 22.5 ft.
English professor, Iowa author, and founder and editor of The Midland. Correspondence, subject files, business records for The Midland, lectures, and preliminary drafts of writings, etc. MsC513. (Finding Aid). See also “The Achievement of John T. Frederick” by Sargent Bush, Jr.

IOWA AUTHORS’ CLUB. Record of the Iowa Authors’ Club, 1932-1941. 691 items.
Bank statements, checks, correspondence, receipts, and vouchers. MsC402. (Finding Aid)

MCCLURE (S.S.) LIMITED (firm). Correspondence. 54 letters.
Letters with Stone and Kimball publishers. MsC115. (Finding Aid)

MAECENAS PRESS. Records of the Maecenas Press, 1979-1988. 1 ft.
Publisher at Lake MacBride, Solon, Iowa. Correspondence, drafts, proofs of books. MsC470. (Finding Aid)

REIGELMAN, MILTON MONROE, 1942-. Collection on “The Midland”, 1915-1973. 348 items.
Collector and scholar. Chiefly correspondence assembled in preparing his A Study of the Midland Magazine: 1915-1933 (1973) and The Midland: a Venture in Literary Regionalism (1975). MsC329. (Finding Aid)

SMITH, CHARLOTTE. Papers of Charlotte Smith, 1961-1996. 5 ft.
Collector, publisher, and author. Dealers catalogs, advertising, and correspondence relating to miniature book collecting. Iowa Authors Mss. MsC457. (Finding Aid)

SUTTON HOO PRESS. (In process 2010).

TAMAZUNCHALE PRESS, INC. Records of the Tamazunchale Press, Inc., 1983-1990. 2 ft.
Publisher of miniature books in Newton, Iowa, founded by Charlotte and Thomas Smith. Correspondence, typescripts, proofs, advertising, contracts, etc. This collection was incorporated into Charlotte Smith, MsC457. (Finding Aid)

TARGETS; A QUARTERLY OF POETRY. Records of Targets; a Quarterly of Poetry, 1959-1964. ca. 550 items.
Poetry magazine. Correspondence from poets and subscribers, manuscripts of poems, page layouts, and dummy sheets. MsC282.

TOOTHPASTE PRESS. Records of the Toothpaste Press, 1970-1984. 16 ft.
Private press founded and operated by Allan and Cinda Kornblum. Comprised of subject files, correspondence, financial records, etc. relating to the daily operations and literary output of the private press. MsC461. (Finding Aid). See also The Toothpaste Press: A Checklist [1970-1982] by Michael Peich. See Coffee House Press for continuation.

*YELLOW BARN PRESS. Records of the Yellow Barn Press, 1950-1994. 10 ft.
Private press in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Subject files, correspondence, mock-ups, etc. MsC487.

A bracketed “O” following the name indicates that a MARC-AMC record has been entered in InfoHawk, the Libraries’ online catalog; an bracketed “I” indicates an inventory available online (and is linked when the name is highlighted); and a bracketed “P” indicates that the author was among the 60 included in Frank Paluka’s Iowa Authors (1967).