Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Archipelago Books mss., 1981-2010, consist of the papers of the Press, including correspondence with authors, translators and advertisers; typescripts and manuscripts of books published; proof copies; and dust-jackets. Founded by Jill Schoolman, Archipelago Books is a not-for-profit press devoted to publishing excellent translations of classic and contemporary world literature.

In its first five years, Archipelago published over forty-five books in nearly twenty languages. International authors represented in the collection include: Breyten Breytenbach; Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar; Francis Ponge; Julio Cortázar; Tadeusz Rozewicz; Marguerite Duras; Robert Musil; Henri Michaux; Elias Khoury; João Cabral de Melo Neto; Witold Gombrowicz; and Jean Giono. Translators represented include: Michael Henry Heim; Richard Sieburth; Richard Zenith; Lee Fahenstock; Bill Johnston; Peter Wortsman; Daniel Slager; Robert Bonono; and Peter Theroux.

The collection is organized into the following series: I. Correspondence; II. Catalogs; III. Periodicals and Other Printed Materials; IV. Business Materials; V. Writings; VI. Additions.

An inventory and a finding aid are available.

Acquired: 2005-2011

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