Preliminary Guide to the Table-Talk Press Collection

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University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Preliminary Guide to the Table-Talk Press Collection, 1984-1989

Collection number: Printers Mss 18

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    10 December 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Table-Talk Press Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1984-1989
Collection Number: Printers Mss 18
Collector: Sherick (Michael)
Extent: .6 linear feet (1 document box and 1 oversize box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Box 1 (Del Sur); Box 2 (Del Sur Oversize)
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Table-Talk Press Collection. Printers Mss 18. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase and donation from Michael Sherick, 1991-1992.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains artwork, correspondence, manuscripts, printer's mockups, promotional flyers, proofs, and other related material from Michael Sherick's Santa Barbara-based Table-Talk Press. Correspondents include Fielding Dawson, Clayton Eshleman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Henry Johnson, Michael McClure, David Meltzer, Leslie Scalapino, Gary Snyder, Robert Sycamore, Diane Wakoski, and Philip Whalen. Some of the Table-Talk works were designed and printed by David Dahl, Graham Mackintosh, and Judyl Mudfoot (Mudborn Press).
Printed copies of Table-Talk Press works, mainly poetry broadsides, have been cataloged separately and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  Correspondence (along with enclosed manuscripts, artwork, and proofs)

Box 1: 1 - 2

Dawson, Fielding, 1985 - 1988

Box 1: 3

Eshleman, Clayton, 1985

Box 1: 4

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence, 1986

Abstract: [1 ALS and 1 postcard]
Box 1: 5

McClure, Michael, 1985 - 1986

Box 1: 6

Meltzer, David, 1985

Box 1: 7

Miller, Henry, 1987

Abstract: [Correspondence to/from heirs re publishing a 1965 letter from Miller to Charles Bukowski as a holiday greeting card; also a proof and copy of the card]
Box 1: 8

Scalapino, Leslie, 1985 - 1986

Box 1: 9

Snyder, Gary, 1984

Abstract: [1 postcard]
Box 1: 10

Wakoski, Diane, 1985-1986, 1989

Abstract: [2 TLS from DW and 1 TLS from Robert J. Turney re DW)
Box 1: 11

Whalen, Philip, 1985 - 1986

Abstract: [Correspondence mostly re Table-Talk's first publication, Whalen's "The Elizabethan Phrase," printed as a broadside; also copies of other Whalen poems]
 

Series 2.  Publication Files (incl. artwork, printer's mockups, promotional flyers, and proofs)

Box 1: 12

Chameleon Series, 1985

Box 1: 13

Poetry Broadsides, 1985 - 1986

Box 1: 14

The Rootworker, 1988

 

Series 3.  Wood-mounted Zinc Blocks

Box 1: 15 - 17

Wood-mounted Zinc Blocks, ca. 1987 - 1988

Abstract: [3 items; for artwork on Dawson and Johnson broadsides]
 

Series 4.  Oversize Materials

Box 2: 1

Five Broadsides, 1985 - 1986

Abstract: [Portfolio and signed copies of the broadsides]
Box 2: 2

Proofs, 1985 - 1987

Abstract: [Poetry broadsides and Miller holiday card]