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Guide to the Auerhahn Press records, 1959-1967
BANC MSS 71/85 c  
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Description
Correspondence with contributors, manuscripts, mock-ups, corrected proofs, mailing lists, accounts, and samples of ephemeral printing.
Background
Of the beginnings of the Auerhahn Press in San Francisco, famed for its printing of the works of the new young poets, David L. Haselwood in his Deposition says, "During the summer of 1958 I drifted around San Francisco talking endlessly with painters such as Robert LaVigne and Jesse Sharpe and poets Lamantia, McClure, Wieners, and reading all the live poetry and prose I could get my hands on. It was at this time that it occurred to me that the press could mean a great many things ... "From this intense exposure to the active literary scene in the Bay Area grew the desire to see these writers published without the great delays imposed by larger printing establishments.
Extent
Number of containers: 8 boxes
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.