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Elysium Press Records

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1591

Scope and Contents

The collection chiefly includes correspondence with writers and other collaborators including Donald Windham, Charles Henri Ford, Ned Rorem, Paul Cadmus, and James Lord . The correspondence was primarily addressed to David Deiss. The collection also contains project files which include manuscript drafts, book mock ups, and printed materials. The records provide insight into the collaborative process between publisher and writer including correspondence, manuscript drafts, and book proofs.

Dates

  • 1983-2015

Creator

Language of Materials

Includes materials in English, French, and Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research. Box 9: Restricted fragile material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Elyisum Books on the Edwin J. Beinecke Fund, 2019.

Arrangement

Organized into two series: Series I: Correspondence, 1983-2015 and Series II. Project files, 1989-2010.

Extent

6.71 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.elysium

Overview

The collection chiefly includes correspondence with writers and other collaborators. The collection also contains project files which include manuscript drafts, book mock ups, and printed materials. The records provide insight into the collaborative process between publisher and writer including correspondence, manuscript drafts, and book proofs.

Biographical / Historical

Elysium Press was created in 1980. The press prints and publishes letterpress books, focusing on the works of gay authors, especially those who had been overlooked in the 20th century. The press’s books are hand printed and hand bound.
Title
Guide to the Elysium Press Records
Status
Completed
Author
Monika Lehman
Date
2021 January

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

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New Haven, CT 06511

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Access Information

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