Jack Shoemaker's professional and literary archives represent a variety of personal and professional interests, including
a number of unpublished or shelved manuscripts whose provenance is unclear. For this reason, the archive has been subdivided
into a number of smaller series, usually organized alphabetically.
Book publisher, editor, and one-time seller (the bookstore/press Sand Dollar Books was a Shoemaker venture) Jack Shoemaker
has participated in and made great contribution to virtually every facet of the publishing industry. With William Turnbull,
he founded the venerable North Point Press in Berkeley, which published 365 books in its 12-year life span. When North Point
closed in 1991, Shoemaker moved to Pantheon Books, where he served as West Coast Editor and developed the manuscripts which
make up the bulk of this collection. In 1994 he left the Bay Area for Washington, D.C., where he is editor-in-chief at Counterpoint,
a literary publisher whose authors include MFK Fisher, Gary Snyder, and Wendell Berry, whose editorial association with Shoemaker
spans his tenure at North Point and Pantheon.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.