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HENDERSON MSS.

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Inventory

I. Correspondence

Box 1
  • General correspondence. Arranged alphabetically (21 folders). Includes:
    • Abish, Walter
    • Ashbery, John
    • Bass, Rick
    • Booth, Philip
    • Bowles, Paul
    • Bukowski, Charles
    • Carruth, Hayden
    • Carver, Raymond
    • Gallagher, Tess
    • Grumbach, Doris
    • Hoagland, Edward
    • Irving, John
    • Kizer, Carolyn
    • Nin, Anais
    • Oates, Joyce Carol
    • Plimpton, George
    • Stafford, William
    • Wilentz, Theodore
  • Pushcart Prize correspondence and nominations, 1975-1982 (14 folders)
Box 2
  • Pushcart Prize correspondence and nominations, 1983-1992 (23 folders)
Box 3
  • Pushcart Prize correspondence and nominations, 1993-2000 (27 folders)
Box 4
  • Pushcart Prize correspondence and nominations, 2001-2005; undated A-Z (17 folders)

II. Pushcart

Miscellaneous files concerning the Pushcart Prize and Pushcart Press
Box 4
  • Pushcart Prize
    • folder 18: Miscellaneous notes and fragments concerning Pushcart Prize and nominations, etc.
    • folder 19: Form letters to authors, 1975-2005
    • folder 20: Form letters to editors concerning nominations, 1976-2005
    • folders 21-22: Clippings: ads and reviews
    • folder 23: Press releases
  • Pushcart Press
    • folder 24: History
    • folder 25: Miscellaneous. Includes materials concerning trademark registration of pushcart
    • folder 26: The Editor's Book Award
    • folder 27: Clippings concerning Pushcart Press and Bill Henderson
    • folder 28: Printed

III. Writings

Writings and works written, edited, or published by Bill Henderson. Arranged alphabetically by title after the biographical materials.
Box 5
  • folder 1: Biographical materials
  • folders 2-4: The Art of Literary Publishing: Editors on Their Craft, edited by Bill Henderson (Yonkers, NY: Pushcart Press, 1980). Photocopy of T.D. with corrections and changes in black ink. October 27, 1979.
  • folder 5: The Art of Literary Publishing. Reviews
  • folders 6-8: Her Father: A Memoir (Boston: Faber & Faber, 1995). Copy edited manuscript.
  • folders 9-12: His Son (New York: W.W. Norton, 1981). Correspondence; final draft, T.D., 1980; announcements and reviews
  • folder 13: "Introduction [to first Pushcart Prize]" T.D. Heavily revised and corrected. 5 p.
  • folder 14: "Introduction [to Pushcart Prize XXV]" 2001. Photocopy of proofs
  • folder 15: The Little Magazine in America: A Modern Documentary History, edited by Elliott Anderson and Mary Kinzie (Yonkers, NY: Pushcart Press, 1979). Correspondence, 1975-1981.
  • folder 16: The Little Magazine in America:... Ads and reviews.
  • folder 17: The Little Magazine in America:... Miscellaneous
  • folders 18-19: Minutes of the Lead Pencil Club: Pulling the Plug on the Electronic Revolution, edited by Bill Henderson (Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1996). Manuscript draft.
  • folder 20: Minutes of the Lead Pencil Club... Ads and reviews
  • folder 21: "Pop" [short story] T.D. ca. 1975.
  • folders 22-25: The Publish It Yourself Handbook: Literary Tradition and How-to, edited by Bill Henderson (Yonkers, NY: Pushcart Press, 1973). Printer's manuscript.
  • folder 26: The Publish It Yourself Handbook... Ads and reviews, including an announcement for 1987 revised edition.
  • folder 27: "The Search for Horatio Alger." T.D. 35 p. ca. 1971
  • folder 28: [concerning Henderson and Horatio Alger] Printed
  • folder 29: "Small Presses Today: A Continuing Vitality." T.D., 10 p. ca. 1975/6
  • folder 30: "Softball, Literature and the Publishing Corporation," by Luke Walter [pseudo] T(photocopy)D. At top, in Henderson's hand: "Henderson and Doubleday 1971-'73" and "Unpublished 1974"
  • folders 3l-32: Tower: Faith, Vertigo and Amateur Construction (New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2000). Copy-edited manuscript
  • folder 33: Tower... Correspondence, 1999-2000, with editors and readers at FSG; also individual letters from Doris Grumbach, Jan. 2, 1999, George Plimpton, Jan. 4, 2000, and others
  • folder 34: Tower... Reviews
  • folder 35: "A Tradition of Do It Yourself Publishing." Draft manuscript, heavily revised throughout. 30 p.

IV. Additions, 2007

Box 6
  • folder 1: Pushcart Press, 2006. Printed
  • folders 2-4: Pushcart Prize XXXI nominations
  • folders 5-7: Simple Gifts (New York: Free Press, 2006). First draft manuscript, 2001; reviews

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