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J. Howard Woolmer collecton of Poetry Bookshop research and bibliographic materials, 1913-1988

 Collection
Identifier: 1988-007

Scope and Contents

J. Howard Woolmer collecton of Poetry Bookshop research materials consists largely of Woolmer's research materials and pre-publication drafts of the bibliography but includes PBS manuscripts and ephemeral printing. The collection is organized into two series: Series 1: Correspondence: Joy Grant: letters from British writers and collegues of Harold Monro in reply to Grant as she wrote Harold Monro and the Poetry Bookshop (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1967) including correspondents J.R. Ackerley, Conrad Aiken, Edmund Blunden, T.S. Eliot, John Masefield, Herbert Read, and others dating from 1961-1967. Harold and Alida Monro: correspondence between Harold or Alida Monro and others pertaining to Bookshop business dating from 1913-1935. J. Howard Woolmer: Woolmer's correspondence with publishers, printers, collectors, and libraries as he compiled The Poetry Bookshop, 1912-1935, A Biibliography dating from 1973-1988. Included are revised typescript and a marked set of page proofs, photo-negatives and prints of items used to illustrate the bibliography.

Series 2: Poetry Bookshop papers General: prospectus of the Poetry Bookshop; Poetry Bookshop catalogues; photocopy of a plan to convert the Poetry Bookshop into a limited liability company; press cuttings and catalogues about Harold Monro. J. Howard Woolmer and he Poetry Bookshop, 1912-1935, A Biibliography : research materials and note cards for Woolmer's bibliography; handwritten, typed and photocopied typescript pre-publication drafts; photographic reproductions for proposed illustrations; photocopy of a partial page proof; photocopied galley proof. Claud Lovat Fraser: printer's proofs and ghost prints, as well as proofs of the illustrations for Haldane MacFall, The Book of Claud Lovat Fraser (London: J.M. Dent, 1923): page proofs and trial press runs for color prints; printer's proof of the first edition; self-portrait by Fraser; Fraser's signed sketch of a scene at a fair; mock-up of the rhyme sheet, "Vespers," with Fraser's original ink drawings. The collection was assembled by bookseller J. Howard Woolmer as he compiled The Poetry Bookshop, 1912-1935, A Bibliography (Revere, Pennsylvania: Woolmer/Brotherson, 1988).

The Poetry Bookshop (PBS) collection was assembled by bookseller J. Howard Woolmer as he compiled his THE POETRY BOOKSHOP, 1912-1935, A BIBLIOGRAPHY (Revere, PA: Woolmer/Brotherson, 1988). The part of the collection inventoried here consists It is now housed in five legal-sized document boxes, two half-legal-sized document boxes, and one oversize manuscript folder. Records for the many books and serials in the collection can be found in the Library's bibliographic database.

Dates

  • 1913 - 1988

Creator

Language

These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader. Most of this material is housed off-site and will require advance notice of 1 business day for use.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes. 1 oversize box)

Physical Location

7 boxes shelved at off-site storage, 1 oversize box shelved on 5th floor oversize shelves.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Primarily purchased, some gifted.
Title
J. Howard Woolmer collecton of Poetry Bookshop research and bibliographic materials, 1913-1988
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
1996 July
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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