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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2694

Richard Miller archive for the Tiber Press poetry series by Ashbery, Koch, O'Hara, and Schuyler

Overview

Papers of Tiber Press publisher Richard Miller relating to the textual component of the 1960 publication of a series of four volumes by four American poets with illustrations by four artists: John Ashbery (The poems, illustrator Joan Mitchell); Kenneth Koch (Permanently, illustrator Alfred Leslie); Frank O'Hara (Odes, illustrator Michael Goldberg); and James Schuyler (Salute, illustrator Grace Hartigan).

Dates

  • 1955-1975

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

.25 linear feet (1 box)

These papers of Tiber Press publisher Richard Miller relate to the textual component of the 1960 publication of a series of four volumes by four New York School poets with illustrations by four artists: John Ashbery (The poems, illustrator Joan Mitchell); Kenneth Koch (Permanently, illustrator Alfred Leslie); Frank O'Hara (Odes, illustrator Michael Goldberg); and James Schuyler (Salute, illustrator Grace Hartigan). Includes typescript copies of the poems published as presented by the authors and as laid out for publication; typescript and manuscript poems not included in the publication; correspondence between the authors and Miller, as well as business correspondence; and miscellaneous items.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Miller opened the Tiber Press in 1952 in New York (N.Y.) with a partner, Floriano Vecchi; Miller focused on the business side while Vecchi handled artistic production. The press specialized in poetry and the artwork of second-generation Abstract Expressionists.

The series of four volumes of poetry were published in an edition limited to 25 copies numbered I-XXV and 200 signed copies. The paper was handmade by Hahnemüle in West Germany; the type was Walbaum-Antiqua, hand-set and printed by Brüder Hartmann in West Berlin. The prints illustrating the volumes were made on screens by the artists at Tiber Press. The volumes were bound by Russell-Rutter in New York (N.Y.).

Arrangement

Organized in four series:

  1. I. Correspondence with authors
  2. II. Business correspondence
  3. III. Compositions
  4. ___A. Ashbery, John, 1927-. Material for The poems
  5. ___B. Ashbery, John, 1927-. Material not appearing in The poems
  6. ___C. Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002. Material for Permanently
  7. ___D. Koch, Kenneth, 1925-2002. Material not appearing in Permanently
  8. ___E. O’Hara, Frank, 1926-1966. Material for Odes
  9. ___F. O’Hara, Frank, 1926-1966. Material not appearing in Odes
  10. ___G. Schuyler, James. Material for Salute
  11. ___H. Schuyler, James. Material not appearing in Salute
  12. IV. Other papers

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010M-6. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Trust, 2010 July 20.

Related Materials

The Houghton Library holds papers of John Ashbery. Additional Ashbery, Koch, O'Hara, and Schuyler material can be found at the Houghton Library in the Nell Blaine and Jane Freilicher papers.

Processing Information

Processed by: Melanie Wisner

Title
Miller, Richard. Richard Miller archive for the Tiber Press poetry series by Ashbery, Koch, O'Hara, and Schuyler, circa 1955-1975: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
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Language of description
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EAD ID
hou02078

Repository Details

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