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Preliminary Guide to the Table-Talk Press Collection
Printers Mss 18  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • 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


    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.