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Kore Press Archive

Call Number: YCAL MSS 854

Scope and Contents

The Kore Press Archive contains production and organizational files, correspondence, writings, board meeting minutes, grant proposals, material concerning fundraising, and other related papers, dating from 1993 to 2006. The archive documents the work of founders, Lisa Bowden and Karen Falkenstrom, to establish Kore Press, and more broadly, provides insight into an independent press focusing on women's literature at the end of the twentieth and beginning of the twenty-first centuries.


  • 1994-2006


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Box 7 (computer disks): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies of electronic files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Kore Press Archive 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

Purchased from Kore Press on the Elizabeth Wakeman Dwight Memorial Fund, 2006.


Organized into one grouping: March 2006 Acquisition.


32.8 Linear Feet (50 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


Production and organizational files, including correspondence, writings, minutes of board meetings, grant proposals, material concerning fundraising and other related papers.

Kore Press

Lisa Bowden and Karen Falkenstrom founded Kore Press in 1993. The press publishes literary (poetry, personal essays, prose and manifestos) works by women writers, with authors including Jennifer Barber, Lucinda Bliss, and Ofelia Zepeda. Kore Press is based in Tucson, Arizona.

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing in 2014, 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.

Former call number: Uncat MSS 850.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Kore Press Archive
Under Revision
by Beinecke staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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