Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

SERENDIPITY BOOKS MSS.

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I. INVOICES

  • Box 1: 1966 - 1972, Jan.
  • Box 2: 1972, Feb. - 1977, Mar.
  • Box 3: 1977, Mar. (cont.) - 1979, Dec.
  • Box 4: 1979/80 - 1980, Sept.
  • Box 5: 1980, Sept. (cont.) - 1981, Sept.
  • Box 6: 1981, Oct. - 1982/83 (A-B)
  • Box 7: 1982/83 (C-Z) - 1983, July
  • Box 8: 1983, Aug. - 1985/86

II. ORDERS, PAID BILLS

  • Box 9: 1963 - 1964/74 (A)
  • Box 10: 1964/74 (B - California, University of )
  • Box 11: 1964/74 (California, University of - Co)
  • Box 12: 1964/74 (Cp - Hd)
  • Box 13: 1964/74 (He - L)
  • Box 14: 1964/74 (M - Rad)
  • Box 15: 1964/74 (Rae - Stam)
  • Box 16: 1964/74 (Stan - Wa)
  • Box 17: 1964/74 (Wb - Z); 1973 (1f.); 1974 (7ff.)
  • Box 18: 1974/75 (19ff.)
  • Box 19: 1974/75 Printed(2ff.); 1975 Misc.; 1975 Catalog 34 3ff.; 1975/76 (A - R; no "S" file)
  • Box 20: 1975/76 (T - Z); 1977/78 (A - J); 1978/82 (A-C)
  • Box 21: 1978/82 (C - T)
  • Box 22: 1978/82 (U - Z); "thru Apr. 30, 1983 (A - D) [includes 1977-1983]
  • Box 23: "thru Apr. 30, 1983" (D - M)
  • Box 24: "thru Apr. 30, 1983" (N - T)
  • Box 25: "thru Apr. 30, 1983" (U - Z) - 1983/84 (A - Z)

III. MISCELLAENOUS

Box 26
  • Bank Statements, FY 1983
  • Credit Memos: 1979-1981; 1980-1985
  • Expense records of room for storage, 1969
  • Expenses: 1971; 1973
  • Expenses, FY 1983: Nancy Kosenka, Peter Howard, Tom Goldwasser, Burton T. Weiss
  • Insurance papers, ca. 1971
  • New titles, Sept. 23, 1971-Mar. 23, 1974
  • Single Copy order plan, 1969-1970
  • Store Sales, FY 1984
  • Travel expenses: 1972-1974; 1976-1979 (3 folders); FY 1985 (5 folders)
  • Yearly financial statements, 1981-1985 (5 folders)
Box 27 (bound volumes)
  • Book purchases & overhead expenses
  • May 17, 1973-Dec. 30, 1976 and Jan 1, 1974-June 10, 1974
  • June 10, 1974-Dec. 30, 1974 and Jan. 1, 1975-Apr. 12, 1975
  • Cash receipt books:
    • 1965
    • Apr. 1966-Jan. 1, 1968
    • Nov. 2, 1969-Oct. 22, 1971
    • Apr. 18, 1979-Jan. 31, 1976
    • Jan. 1-Apr. 30, 1977
    • May 1, 1977-Apr. 30, 1978
    • Mar. 1978-Apr. 30, 1978
    • May 1, 1978-Apr. 30, 1979
    • Feb. 22, 1979-May 1, 1979
  • Ledgers:
    • June 5, 1973-Dec. 31, 1973
    • Nov. 26, 1971-Sept. 1, 1973
    • Nov. 14, 1973-Feb. 22, 1975
    • Mar. 15, 1975-Jan. 1, 1976
    • Jan. 1, 1977-Apr. 30, 1978
    • May 1, 1978-Apr. 30, 1979
    • May 1, 1979-Nov. 17, 1979
Box 28
  • Office fund vouchers, July 1, 1980-Apr. 4, 1985 (71 envelopes)
  • Cancelled checks, 1969-1984
Boxes 29-31
  • Cancelled checks, 1969-1984 (cont.)

IV. ADDITIONS

2002 Additions

Invoices
  • Box 31: 1984, May - 1985, Oct.
  • Box 32: 1985, Nov. - 1988, July
  • Box 33: 1988, Aug. - 1989, Apr.
Paid bills
  • Box 33: 1984/85 - 1985/86 A-M
  • Box 34: 1985/86 N-Z - 1987/88 A-M
  • Box 35: 1987/88 N-Z - 1989/90 A-M
  • Box 36: 1989/90 N-Z - 1991/92 A-S
  • Box 37: 1991/92 T-Z - 1993/94 A-Q
  • Box 38: 1993/94 R-Z
Miscellaneous
  • Box 38: Credit card files, tax papers, stolen book file, banking and other financial papers, etc. (43ff.)

2010 Additions

Box 39:
  • Correspondence
    • A-M
    • N-Unidentified authors
  • Writings
    • Howard, Peter
    • Howard, Keridwen Jean
    • Janah, Manua
    • McMurtry, Larry
    • A-G
    • H-J
    • R-W
  • Printed Ephemera
    • Various authors
    • Broadside (shelved in box 40 oversize)
  • Catalogs
  • Periodicals
  • Martin Stone, Bookscout Materials
    • Photo Portfolio and Text (4 folders)
  • Photographs
    • 4 folders
Box 40
  • Canvas prints (shelved in oversize)

2012 Additions

Box 41
Correspondence
  • A-Z
Writings
  • "Letter from Tibet"
  • Untitled manuscript by Manua Janah
Printed Materials
  • Metcalf, John. Freedom from Culture
  • Ruyle, John. Baskerville Visited and Baskerville Revisited
  • Woodsworth, Glenn. Cheap Sons of Bitches
  • Hoffer, William. A Correspondence, and A Statement
Catalogs
  • Pacific Rim Anthropology
  • interesting items in the fields of..., (by Serendipity Books)
  • The Eric Korn Collection of H.G. Wells
  • Vietnam War Literature: The Gary Lepper Collection
  • Paul Mariah and Helen Luster Archives
  • William Faulkner: The Carl Petersen Collection (1 interim catalog, 2 printed, 2 typescripts)
Box 42
  • Serendipity Books: Catalogue 22
  • Canadian Fiction: Nos. 24-59
  • Canadian Fiction: Nos. 61-78
  • Harold Pinter: The Sir Joseph Gold Collection
  • G. Norman Douglas: The Frederick Board Collection
  • Ted Hughes: The Collections of Sir Joseph Gold
  • A Mostly Modern Affair: One Hundred Pleasures (or so), For Now
  • Lost-Race Fiction: The Stuart Teitler Collection
  • Alex Flegon: Catalogue 49
  • Serendipity Books: Books in English (Titles, Not Volumes)
  • Bookman.s Weekly, Aug. 1, 1977
  • Yosemite and the Big Trees: Catalogue 54
Appraisal Records
  • Estate of James D. Hart
  • Mr. & Mrs. John Bedecarre
  • Estate of Wright Morris
  • The Leonard Baskin papers and collections
  • Gayle Sullivan
  • Estate of Joaquin Nin-Culmell
  • Irwin T. and Shirley Holtzmann Collection
Box 43
  • The Library of James D. Hart
  • Dorothy & Howard Baker
  • John Lane
  • Czeslaw Milosz
Miscellaneous
  • Notes
  • Writings
  • Pamphlets
  • Advertisement
  • Newspaper clippings

2013 Additions

  • Catalogs
    • Note: Majority of catalogs are from Serendipity Books
Box 44
  • Catalogs (folders 1 - 16)
Box 45
  • Catalogs (folders 17 - 28)
Box 46
  • Catalogs (folders 29 - 43)
Box 47
  • Catalogs (folders 44 - 48)
Peter Howard
  • Correspondence of William Hoffer (4 folders)
Box 48
  • William Hoffer (8 folders)
  • Employee Meeting. Dec. 18, 1985
  • Matheson and Rimer: Autographs
  • Wm. P. Barlow, Jr.
  • Richard Brautigan Archive
  • Correspondence and miscellaneous (2 folders)
  • W.S. Merwin Manuscript Collection
  • Haverford College
  • Correspondence of Bill and Nina Matheson
  • Correspondence of Sherri Martinelli and of Denis Goacher
  • Correspondence of Christina Burridge (3 folders)
    • Note: Burridge was employee of William Hoffer when Howard first met her. She was later a representative of British Columbia Fishing Industries
  • Personal Correspondence of Georgiana Prata and of Audrey Pieper
    • Note: Prata was Howard’s secretary when he was President of the Northern California Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America. She worked for Jeremey Norman of the ABAA.
  • Letter of recommendation for Karma Pippin
  • Ian Jackson writings
  • S. Claw Wilson comic
  • Watchword Press board member materials
  • Review of the 36th Congress of ILAB
  • Want lists
Box 49
  • Serendipity Books, Inc. Financial Statements (2 folders)
ABAA and ILAB
  • ABAA Newsletter
  • Archives of the ABAA
  • Miscellaneous (5 folders)
  • ILAB advertisement for ABAA Fairs
  • ILAB Cologne, Germany, 1992
  • ABAA Officers and Board of Governors Meeting, Nov.1992
  • Jerrold Stanoff vs. Dae-hen Park
  • ILAB to do
  • ABAA Board of Governors Meeting agendas
  • Citizen Ambassador Program and ABAA
  • ABAA materials, 1994
  • ABAA Elisabeth Woodburn Memorial Scholarship (unsuccessful), 1993
  • ABAA Elisabeth Woodburn Memorial Scholarship (successful), 1993
  • ABAA Elisabeth Woodburn Fund and Benevolent Fund
  • Correspondence
  • ABAA Membership Committee
  • ABAA Replevin Committee
  • ABAA By-laws Committee and Nominating Committee
  • ABAA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Treasury
  • ABAA Book Fair Committee
  • Joel Malter complaint to ABAA, April 1993
  • ILAB Congresses
  • Communication from Anthony Rota, President of ILAB
  • Serendipity Books, ILAB, and ABAA Finances
  • ABAA Planning Committee and Nominating Committee, 1992
  • ABAA materials, 1977 - 1978
ABAA Ethics Committee
  • ABAA Ethics Committee (2 folders)
  • Todd Pratum vs. Gilman Parsons
Box 50
  • Trademark infringement
  • Pickering & Chatto and Jefferson Rarities
  • William Guthman vs. Eric Goldman
  • Michael Hollander complaint against Jeffrey Mancevice
  • Philip Bevis
  • Jack Shoemaker
  • Barry Cassidy
  • Larry McMurtry (3 folders)
Mary Ellen Solt
  • Eugen Gomringer's manifestos
  • Charles Sanders Peirce Symposium opening address by Thomas Sebeok
  • Proposal for MLA Conference 1992
  • "Robert Lax and Concrete Poetry" article
  • Mary Ellen Solt on William Carlos Williams
  • "Concrete Steps to an Anthology" article
  • Mary Ellen Solt's Vitae
  • "Letter to the Editor" poetry
  • "Poems as Signs" paper (3 folders)
  • "Poems as Signs" lecture
  • "Charles Sanders Peirce and Eugen Gomringer: The Concrete Poem as a Sign" article (folders 1 - 5)
  • "Charles Sanders Peirce and Eugen Gomringer: The Concrete Poem as a Sign" article (folders 6 - 10)
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  • "What the Girl Might Have Said” poetry
  • Biographical sketch
  • "Marriage" poetry
  • "Flowers in Concrete" poetry
  • "Words and Spaces" poetry
  • "William Carlos Williams: Idiom as Cultural Icon" article (7 folders)
  • Draft of Budapest paper
  • Introduction to "Concrete Poetry: A World View" (folders 1-2)
Box 51
  • Introduction to "Concrete Poetry: A World View" (folders 3-4)
  • Mary Ellen Solt on Öyvind Fahlström (4 folders)
  • Correspondence
  • Miscellaneous
Box 52

2014 Additions

  • C, 1977-1982 (3 folders)
  • H, 1976-1978
  • I, 1976-1982
  • K, 1977-1982
  • L, 1977-1980
  • M, 1976-1980, undated
  • V, 1977-1978
  • 1972-1981
  • 1975
  • 1980
  • 1984-2004
  • 1987-2004
  • 1997?
  • 2002
  • "1892" (Baseball Collection), undated (4 folders)
  • 45th Annual ABAA Book Fair Catalogue, undated
  • A Music Collection, undated (2 folders)
Box 53
  • ABAA 1980, 1979-1980
  • ABAA/Correspondence, 1993
  • ABAA/Correspondence, 1994
  • ABAA/Correspondence, 1994?
  • ABAA/Correspondence, 1995
  • ABAA/Correspondence, 1997
  • ABAA Meetings, Notes, 1979
  • ABAA Newsletter, 1993
  • ABAA Papers, 1996-1998
  • ABAA Scholarship, 1998
  • Abebooks.com, 2005
  • ABE Reports, 2005
  • ABE Reports, 2005-2006
  • Afro-American, African and Caribbean Literature, undated
  • Albert Guerard Appraisal Stanford, 1998-1999
  • Albrink Appraisal, 2003
  • Allen (Don) Appraisal, 1998
  • Andrew Ross/Bancroft Appraisal, 1999
  • Applewhite, 2003
  • 2001 Appraisals, 2001
  • Appraisals "A", 1996-2006
  • Appraisal, 1993
  • Appraisal, 1994
  • Appraisal, 1995-2000 (2 folders)
  • Appraisals, 1995-2002 (2 folders)
  • Appraisals, 1996-1997
  • Appraisals, 1997
  • Appraisals, 1997-2005
  • Appraisals, 1998-2008
  • Appraisals, 1999?
  • Appraisals, 2001-2009
  • Appraisal Correspondence, 1995
  • Appraisal for Archive of Dorothy and Howard Baker, undated
  • Appraisal for Anne Posega, 1999
  • Appraisal for Elizabeth Whitfield, 1997
  • Appraisal for Washington University Libraries, 2003
  • Arthur Askins-Appraisal, 2004
  • Arthur Miller and "The Story of G.I. Joe", undated
  • Askari, 1997
  • Askins, 2004, undated (2 folders)
  • Atkinson, 2004
  • Avila, 2002
Box 54
  • Avila Appraisal, 2002
  • Bancroft Appraisal,
    • Undated
    • 1991
    • 1998-2006
    • 2000
  • Bancroft Archive, 2011
  • Bank of America Envelopes, 2000
  • Bank of America Receipts, 2000
  • Barrett Appraisal, 2006
  • Bedecarre Appraisal, 2002
  • Benevolent Funds, 1995-1996 (2 folders)
  • Benevolent Funds, 1996
  • Best and Flannagan Harassment, 2002
  • The Bill Berkson Archive, 1991 (2 folders)
  • Black Appraisal Register, undated
  • Blake, Igor/Bancroft, 2004
  • Book Catalogs, undated
  • Book Lists, 1998
  • Booth 27, undated
  • Boston 1998, Nov. 20-22, 1998
  • Boston Book Fair, 1999
  • "Breon...," undated
  • Brief Summary, 2008
  • British Blacklist, undated
  • Broughton, Archive, 1976
  • Burden, undated
  • Card Catalogue Copies, undated (3 folders)
  • Carolyn Kizer, 2003
  • Carter Burden Book list, 1992
  • Catalogue 22, undated
  • Catalogue 24, undated
  • Catalogue 25, undated
  • Catalogue 26, undated
  • Catalogue 35, undated
Box 55
  • Catalogue 36: Books in Original Wrappers, 1997
  • Catalogue 37, undated
  • Catalogue 41,
    • c. 1, undated
    • c. 2, undated
    • Supplement, undated
  • Catalogue 42,
    • c. 1, undated
    • c. 2, undated
    • c. 3, undated
  • Catalogue 44
  • Catalogue 45, 1989
  • Catalogue 48:Addenda and Errata, undated
  • Catalogue 49,
  • DVD, undated
    • c. 1, undated
    • c. 2, undated
    • c. 3, undated
    • Addenda
  • Catalogue Pages, undated
  • Colby College, 1984-1985
  • Collection List, undated
  • Collections and Lots for Sale, undated
  • Copper Beach,
    • 1976-1977
    • 1977-1978
  • Correspondence,
    • Undated
    • 1981-1986
    • 1993-1995
    • 1994
    • 1995-1996
    • 1997
    • 2002-2004
  • Cushing Appraisal, 2002
Box 56
  • Dallin Library Appraisal, 2004
  • "Dear Jere", 1993
  • "Dear Peter", 1995
  • "Dear Gary & Fanny", 1995
  • Dodd, Mead
    • 1989
    • 1993
  • Envelopes-Stuffed, 2000
  • Ernst Bacon, 1996
  • Errata Catalogue 48, undated
  • Ewing Appraisal, 2002
  • Faulhaber Appraisal, 2008
  • Faulkner, William Catalog, undated
  • Fax Copies, 1999
  • Feldman Appraisal, 2004
  • Ferguson Appraisal, 1999
  • Fleming, 2001-2004
  • Fleming Appraisal,
    • 2002
      • 2004
    • 2009 (2 folders)
  • Fleming, J., 2003-2004
  • Fleming Letter, 2002
  • Gallup Appraisal, 2001
  • Gallup Correspondence, 2001
  • Gary Gorton Want List, 1993
  • Gary Lepper, 1990
  • Gherini Appraisal, 2000
  • Godden Appraisal, 1998
  • Gove Vidal Collection, 1996
  • Gnome
    • 1993-1999
    • 1999-2001
    • 2001-2006
  • Gombos Appraisal, 2000
  • Grant, 2005 (5 folders)
  • Groton School, 2000
  • Hannah Green Appraisal/Stanford, 1997
  • Harris Appraisal, 2008
  • Hart Register, 1992
  • Hebrew Book, 2004
Box 57
  • Hill Appraisal, 2004
  • Hinojosa-Smith, Romero Rolando, 2001
  • Hirsch Appraisal, 1997
  • Holtzman Appraisal,
    • 1995
    • 2000-2008
    • 2002-2003
    • 2004 (2 folders)
    • 2005
    • 2008
    • 2009
  • Holtzman, A. (Appraisal), 1998
  • Holtzman (folder), 2003
  • Holtzman 12/01, 2001-2009
  • Honeyman appraisal, 2009
  • Hooten, 1993
  • Howard, Donald Kimm Appraisal, 2003
  • Howell Appraisal, 2007
  • Hoyt Appraisal, 2002
  • Ishmael Reed Archive, undated
  • Ivan Rvzicka, 1994
  • James Appraisal, 2001
  • Jan. 2000, 2000
  • Jaye, Meri Appraisal, 2001-2006
  • Jones Appraisal, 2000
  • Judy,
    • 1991
    • undated
  • Kakutani Appraisal, 1999
  • Kane (Antiquarian Auction), 1998
  • Katz Appraisal,
    • 2004
    • 2008
    • 2009
  • Kenword Appraisal, 1997
  • Klink Appraisal (for Bancroft Library), 2003
  • Kofsky Appraisal, 2007
  • Kue Appraisal, 2002
  • Kazarian Appraisal,
    • 2009
    • 2010
  • Ken and Rosalie Appraisals, 1996
  • Larry, undated
Box 58
  • LC 1983, 1983
  • LC 1984, 1984
  • LC 1985, 1985
  • Leonard Baskin Papers, 2001
  • Lewis (Sinclair), undated
  • Library of Congress
    • 1978-1983
    • 1983-1988
  • Liem (Appraisal), 1998
  • Linda Carol Colby Jack London Collection, 2006
  • Little Magazines Information, 1981
  • Lovett, 2002
  • Lovett Appraisal, 2002
  • López Appraisal, 2009
  • M.C. Richards Archive, undated
  • MacDonald George, 1824-1905, undated
  • Mailings, 1979-1989
  • May-June 2000, 2000
  • Meltzer Archive, 1976
  • Merrill=Final Draft/for sale, 1994
  • Mills Lane IV Appraisal, 2002
  • Minnesota Fair, 2000
  • A Mostly Modern Affair, undated (3 folders)
  • Nelson Algren, undnated
  • New Titles List, 1977
  • Notes on GI Joe, 1949
  • NYC April 14, 15, 16, 2000 (2 folders)
  • Paperback, Science Fiction Originals, undated
  • Papers
    • 1949-2000
    • 1969-1990
    • 1979-1980
    • 1981-1990
    • 1986-1977
    • 1996-2001
    • 1999-2007
Box 59
  • Perishable Press: Emory's Holdings, 2005, undated
  • Persephone Press, 1976
  • Petty Cash, 1992-1994
  • PG=$200, undated
  • Philip Whalin Appraisal, 2002
  • Poetry Works, 1994
  • Priscella, 2000
  • Professor Ishmael Reed XVI Congreso Aedean, undated
  • Receipts,
    • 1995-1997
    • 1997-2000
  • Richard Fyfle, 1996
  • Ross Valley Bookstores, 1984-1988 (2 folders)
  • Saens-Collection, 1980, undated
  • Saroyan, J. Blaisdell, 1996
  • Schwarzenbach/Bancroft, 2004
  • Screenplay Catalogue, undated
  • Seattle Book Fair, Oct. 1 & 2, 1999, 1999
  • Serendipty Books 5357, undated
  • Serendipty Books Distribution, 1976
  • Shirley and Irwin Holtzman, 1995
  • Slav. Philology, undated
  • Socialism and Communism in the United States, undated
  • Something Else, 1972-1975
  • State Farm Insurance Business Policy, 1983-1984
  • Steinbeck, 1964
  • Teitler, Stuart Collection, undated (2 folders)
  • Thom Gunn's Gunns, 2008
  • Town's End Books Catalog #4, undated
  • Untitled, undated
Box 60
  • Waiting for Godot's Books, undated
  • Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass (A Collection), undated
  • Walter Larsen Fiar, Feb. 10 & 11, 1996, 1996
  • Watergate Mementos, undated
  • Washington Fair, 1997
  • Weisfield/Bancroft, 2004
  • William Saroyan Inventory, 2011
  • Wolborsky, 1997
  • Woodburn, 1995-1997
  • Yaspan, 1989
  • Yvor Winters Catalogue, undated (2 folders)
  • Zanuck Lists, 1995

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