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The New Renaissance records


Held at: Temple University Libraries Special Collections Research Center [Contact Us]1210 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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The New Renaissance (tnr) is an independent, unsponsored, eclectic literary magazine published in Arlington, Massachusetts. It was initially conceived in 1966 by Louise T. Reynolds and Sylvia Shirley. After Shirley's death, Louise's mother, Louise E. Reynolds, joined her in establishing the magazine. The first issue appeared in the fall of 1968. According to the magazine's website, each issue features a lead article on a political or sociological topic, written by an professional writer or expert in the field, often with accompanying black & white photographs; a diverse mix of fiction, with one or two bilingual stories in each volume; poetry in a variety of styles, tones, and visions, including bilingual poems in every issue; reproductions of paintings, drawings, lithographs, sculptures, etchings, etc., ranging from abstraction expression to surrealism; essays (or essay/reviews) on topics from art to science; reviews of small or university press books, and, occasionally, cartoons.

The collection consists of editorial and administrative materials related to The New Renaissance literary magazine. Materials include: correspondence with contributors, manuscripts, and occasional photographs of contributors related to the production of individual issues; board meeting minutes and supplemental board materials, as well as correspondence from board members; subscription and reader correspondence; staff files; correspondence related to distribution; reader's reports on individual manuscripts; a partial run of alphabetical topical files containing contributor, funder, and reader correspondence and some printed material on topics like copyright; and materials related to funding and correspondence with funding agencies.

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