Guide to the Papier Mache Press Records MS.027

Maureen Carey, Kate Dundon
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz 95064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: Papier Mache Press records
source: Martz, Sandra
Identifier/Call Number: MS.027
Physical Description: 42 Linear Feet 69 half cartons, 7 cartons
Date (inclusive): 1984-1999
Physical Location: Collection stored, in part, off-site at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access.

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Preferred Citation

Papier Mache Press records. MS 27. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.


Gift of Sandra Martz, circa 1999.

Biographical / Historical

Sandra Kay Martz founded Papier-Mache Press in 1984. The Press was known for its politically and socially conscious publications about the experiences of women, such as the anthology When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple(1987), which sold over 1.6 million copies. By 1998, Papier-Mache Press had published over sixty titles. Martz sold the Press in 2000.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes publication and business records of Papier Mache Press, including editorial, production, sales, and marketing files, as well as manuscripts.

Additional Collection Guide

An inventory to this collection is available: MS 27 inventory 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Martz, Sandra