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Lost Roads Publishers records

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 726

Scope and Contents

The Lost Roads Publishers Records provide insight into the activities of an independent American press operating in the late twentieth-century. The records include correspondence, writings, audiovisual media, and electronic files relating to Lost Roads Publishers and its authors.

Dates

  • circa 1980-2006

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Boxes 20, 21, and 25 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 23 (computer disks): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Lost Roads Publishers Records is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Forrest Gander and C.D. Wright, 2007 and purchased from C.D. Wright on the Alfred Z. Baker, Jr. Fund, 2012.

Arrangement

Organized into two groupings: I. January 2007 Acquisition. II. October 2012 Acquisition.

Extent

21.42 Linear Feet (25 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.lostroads

Overview

The Lost Roads Publishers Records provide insight into the activities of an independent American press operating in the late twentieth-century. The records include correspondence, writings, audiovisual media, and electronic files relating to Lost Roads Publishers and its authors.

Lost Roads Publishers

Lost Roads Publishers is an independent literary publisher that produces books of poetry, literary fiction, and translation by emerging and well-known writers. Frank Stanford founded Lost Roads Publishers in Arkansas in 1976. Following Stanford's death in 1978, C.D. Wright and Forrest Gander assumed editorship and moved the press to Rhode Island. Now known as the Lost Roads Press, the company is currently based in Wyoming where Susan Scarlata serves as the senior editor.

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and in some instances minimal organization. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole. Each acquisition is described separately in the contents list below, identified by a unique call number and titled according to month and year of acquisition.

The finding aid for this collection is compiled from individual preliminary lists for each acquisition that were created at or around the time of receipt by the library. The preliminary lists were migrated to comply with current archival descriptive standards and merged into a single file in 2007-2008. As part of the migration, modifications were made to the formatting of individual lists; however, the content of the lists was neither modified nor verified.

As a rule, descriptive information found in the Collection Contents section is drawn in large part from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This collection includes materials previously identified by the following call numbers: Uncat MSS 938 and Uncat MSS 1286.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Lost Roads Publishers Records
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
2007-05-15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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