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The Pentagram Press was founded in 1974 by the Milwaukee-based poet Michael Tarachow as a publishing outlet for poetry and other new literature. Michael Tarachow was born in 1954 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. Tarachow began his printing and publishing career while still in college, financing the press at his own expense. The press originally contracted offset printing to local Milwaukee houses, but in 1976 Tarachow began using the letterpress of a fellow printer to produce fine press books in limited editions. Pentagram remained a one-man operation and Tarachow did his own designing, typesetting, presswork, printing, binding, and publishing. In 1979 Tarachow moved Pentagram to Markesan, Wisconsin, where he printed books of poetry, fiction, literary criticism, and typographical design on his own nineteenth-century letterpress. By the time the press moved to Minneapolis in 1987, Pentagram was known as one of the best private literary presses in the United States, publishing editions of 200 – 500 copies by authors such as Bob Arnold, Tom Clark, Cid Corman, Theodore Enslin, Tom Montag, and Diane Wakoski. By the 1990s Pentagram began producing books of typographic ornaments, such as

An Exploration of the Granjon Arabesques (1990). The Pentagram Press produced more than seventy-five books and a host of broadsides and other letterpress ephemera. Particularly well-established among Wisconsin and Midwestern poets and printers, Pentagram's reputation also gained national and even international renown. Pentagram Press books have received awards and certificates of excellence from the American Institute of Graphic Design, the Chicago Book Clinic, and the Pushcart Prize.

Halla, Chris. "Harvesting in the Hinterlands." Small Press, November - December, 1984 — — "Pentagram: A Press and a Purpose." Wisconsin Trails, November - December, 1986

Michael Tarachow was born in 1954 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. Tarachow began his printing and publishing career while still in college, financing the press at his own expense. In addition to operating the Pentagram Press, Tarachow has published his own poetry, including

Somewhere Music, Somewhere Song (1981), The Turning Point (1981), and In Place & Out (1982).

The Pentagram Press archive, spanning the dates 1972-1999, documents the operations and output of the small fine press run by Michael Tarachow in Milwaukee and Markesan, in Wisconsin, and Minneapolis. The 14 linear feet of material contains correspondence, manuscript and printed poems, galleys, proofs, paste-ups, dummy copies, printing samples, news clippings, photographs, artwork, production materials, other ephemera, and all working files of the Pentagram Press. Correspondence in the collection is particularly rich in documenting Tarachow's exchange with printers and writers in his pursuit of creative content and high quality presentation for the works of his press.

The organization of the collection largely follows the original order of the files maintained by Michael Tarachow, presented in three series. The first series contains correspondence to Tarachow, primarily from his published authors and other individuals involved with the works of the press. Tarachow also frequently corresponded with other small press and letterpress printers. The second series contains the files of the Pentagram Press, including business correspondence and production materials. The third series contains printing and publishing projects of the Pentagram Press.

Series I. Correspondence contains correspondence between Michael Tarachow and the authors, editors, publishers, printers, typographers, designers, and artists involved with the publications of the Pentagram Press. The series, which comprises the true bulk of the collection, is arranged alphabetically by the correspondent's last name. The correspondence shows that Tarachow maintained a friendly exchange of ideas with his business associates, most of whom shared his interest in new literature and fine press publishing. Correspondents such as Tom Bridwell, John Judson, Robie Liscomb, and John Shannon were, like Tarachow, writers as well as printers and / or publishers of poetry. A significant number of Tarachow's correspondents were fellow small press and letterpress printers from the United States, England, and Canada, with whom he exchanged ideas and materials. The letters reveal Tarachow's commitment to literature, the arts, and fine press printing. The topics discussed in the letters range from the state of small presses during the 1970s and 1980s (see: Bob Arnold), technical and professional aspects of letterpress printing (see: Don Olsen, Emerson Wulling), book production and publishing (see: Robie Liscomb), and literary matters from the perspective of poets and publishers (see: Tom Montag, John Shannon, David Giannini). Tarachow's own philosophy about fine press printing and literature is revealed in several letters sent to Chris Halla (F87). Following Tarachow's original arrangement, the correspondence series includes -- in some instances -- manuscripts, dummy copies, and other production materials directly related to the correspondent.

Series II. Pentagram Press Files contains materials directly related to the business of the press, its authors, and the poetry, printing, bookmaking, and publishing of Michael Tarachow. The series includes correspondence, flyers, newsletters, news clippings, posters, catalogs, dummies, production materials, and other ephemera. The items contained in this series document the operation of a small press through printed materials related to book fairs, lectures, exhibitions, and publishing.

Series III. Projects contains poetry and prose manuscripts, artwork, production materials, and other items directly related to the production of Pentagram Press books and publication projects in which Tarachow was involved. The series is arranged alphabetically by the author's last name. Included are the manuscripts and correspondence related to an unpublished anthology edited by Tarachow,

Toward a Further Definition. Many of Pentagram's authors participated in the project, and the work reflects the literary taste of Tarachow and his associates. Also, a large number of Pentagram's early books are represented in this series and many of the production materials are heavily annotated by Tarachow. Many of the manuscripts in this series include autograph corrections and commentary, and in some cases the files include unpublished or rejected poems. The series reveals the various editorial, technical, and practical processes of printing and publishing letterpress books from design conception and pagination to the selection of ink color and paper type.

See bibliography for works of the Pentagram Press and Michael Tarachow compiled from OCLC listings.

Adler, Carol.

Arioso. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1975.

Agee, Jonis.

October 15th and Nearly Full Moon. Markesan, Wis.: [Pentagram, 1981.

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Two Poems. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1981.

Andre, Michael.

My Regrets. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1976.

Arnold, Bob. Gaze :

Being a Small Collection of Poetry.

Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1985.

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Habitat. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1979.

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October: For Susan. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1983.

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Self-Employed. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1983.

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Thread. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

Arnold, Bob, Robie Liscomb, Jane Perman, and Michael Tarachow.

What We Find Near : A Collection of Poetry. Minneapolis Out of Hand: Markesan [Wis.] Pentagram, 1987.

Bly, Robert.

Passing an Orchard by Train. Markesan, Wis.: Designed & printed by Michael Tarachow at Pentagram Press, 1980.

Bridwell, Tom.

Anacoluthon. 1st ed. Markesan, Wi.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

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The Anatomic Works. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1987.

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Honing Down: Poem. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1981.

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Meeting to Set a Date for Divorce Proceedings: [Poem]. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1970.

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Out of Sorts. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

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Simplify, Simplify. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

Buckeye, Robert.

As with No One Else. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1982.

Carruth, Hayden.

Three Poems. S.l.: Pentagram, 1986.

Cieszynski, Wladyslaw.

But Getting Back to Wisconsin : A Celebration. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1976.

Clark, Tom.

The Master. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram, 1979.

Clewell, David.

Disappearing. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press United States Wisconsin Milwaukee., 1976.

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Prayer for the New Year : [Poem]. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1970.

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Room to Breathe : [Poems]. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1976.

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This Real : An Obligatory Poem. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press United States Wisconsin Milwaukee., 1976.

Corman, Cid.

Auspices. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1979.

Cultrera, Paul.

Tree. Markesan? Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

Dacey, Philip.

Storm. Markesan, Wis.: Designed & printed by Michael Tarachow at Pentagram Press, 1980.

Dailey, Joel.

Exploring Another Leg. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1975.

Dostale, Merce, and Michael Tarachow.

Alphabet & Images Kit. Minneapolis, Minn.: Pentagram Press, 1992.

Dove, Rita.

The Island Women of Paris : A Poem. Minneapolis: Minnesota Center for Book Arts Pentagram Press), 1990.

Elliott, Harley.

Sky Heart. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1975.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, Merce Dostale, and Michael Tarachow.

Earth Laughs in Flowers. Minneapolis: Merce Dostale and Michael Tarachow Pentagram Press) United States Minnesota Minneapolis., 1995.

Enslin, Theodore.

The Fifth Direction. Markesan, WI: Pentagram Press, 1980.

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The Further Regions. Milwaukee, Wisc.: Pentagram Press, 1977.

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In Duo Concertante. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1981.

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Madrigal. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1980.

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Opus 31, No. 3. Markesan, WI: Pentagram Press, 1979.

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Star Anise. Markesan, WI: Pentagram Press, 1980.

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Tailings. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1978.

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Things Die out Too Late. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1978.

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Two Geese : Two Poems. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

Enslin, Theodore, and Bill Nelson.

A Man in Stir. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1983.

Etter, Dave.

Hollyhocks. Markesan, Wis.: Designed & printed by Michael Tarachow at Pentagram Press, 1980.

Farah, Nuruddin, and Michael Tarachow.

Nuruddin Farah. Minneapolis: Minnesota Center for Book Arts United States Minnesota Minneapolis., 1988.

Felsenfeld, Rosella.

Wednesday Night Reading : Poems. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1973.

Flaherty, Doug.

Home Thoughts to Ireland. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press United States Wisconsin Milwaukee., 1975.

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Near the Bone. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1975.

Fraser, James Howard ed, John DePol, ill, Neil Shaver, Barnard Taylor, Michael Peich, Jerry Kelly, Michael Corp Author Press of Appletree Alley Tarachow, Press Golden Hind, Press Pentagram, Press Red Ozier, Press Yellow Barn, and Press Zauberberg.

John Depol : A Celebration of His Work. Council Bluffs, Iowa: Yellow Barn Press, 1994.

Gallo, Philip.

Flowers. Minneapolis: Pentagram Press, 1988.

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Hardening the Rose. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1986.

Gartung, Karl.

Whohm : Resistance Question. S.l.: Printed at Pentagram Press, 1980.

Giannini, David.

Ways & Means. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1981.

Gildner, Gary.

My Father after Work. Markesan, Wis.: Designed & printed by Michael Tarachow at Pentagram Press, 1980.

Gill, Eric.

And It Is Not a Question of Better or Worse. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1986.

Glassner, Ruth, and Michael Tarachow.

Cassiopeia : New Poetry. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1974.

Gordon, Margaret W.

Two Poems : Christmas 1984. Markesan, Wisconsin: Pentagram, 1984.

Granjon, Robert, fl, Michael Tarachow, and Mercedes Dostale.

An Exploration of the Granjon Arabesques. Minneapolis: Pentagram Press, 1990.

Greene, Jonathan.

I Yell Hello to Mrs. Archer. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

Haggard, Edward, Martin J. Rosenblum, and Michael Tarachow.

Lakes & Prairies : A Journal of Writings. Volume Ii, Number 1. Stamford, Conn.: E. Haggard, 1979.

Hall, James Baker.

Her Name. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1981.

Hyde, Lewis, Craig Perman, pht, Michael Tarachow, pbl, and Merce Dostale.

Gifts Do Not Bring Us Attachment Unless. Minneapolis: Mn. Pentagram Press, 1987.

Jacob, John.

Hawk Spin : Ten New Poems. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1983.

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Making Play. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1976.

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Ninja. Markesan, Wisconsin: Pentagram Press, 1981.

Joffe, Barbara.

Origami : [Poem]. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1970.

Judson, John.

Morning Song. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1976.

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Routes from the Onion's Dark. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1976.

Justice, Donald Rodney, and Michael Tarachow.

Young Girls Growing up (1911). Minneapolis: Minnesota Center for Book Arts Pentagram Press) United States Minnesota Markesan., 1988.

Kenny, Maurice.

A Partial Explanation : Thoughts of John Berryman. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1970.

Kiesel, Stanley.

During the Summer. Markesan, Wis.: Designed & printed by Michael Tarachow at Pentagram Press, 1980.

Kitchell, Marilyn.

Solid Stakes. Markesan, Wisc.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

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Weeds, Wood, Stone & Mettle. Markesan, Wisc.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

Kitchell, Marilyn?

For Tom, from Marilyn. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1981.

Kloefkorn, William.

Ludi Jr Is Pulled from the Quicksand : Just in the Nick of Time. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press United States Wisconsin Milwaukee., 1976.

Knee Deep in the Atlantic. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1981.

Koller, James.

One Day at a Time. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1981.

Kooser, Ted.

Gates. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1976.

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Not Coming to Be Barked At : Poems. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1976.

Kubicek, J. L.

Dancer. Mpls i.e. Minneapolis MN: [Pentagram Press, 1988.

Leitch, Michael, and Ashley Laura.

The Laura Ashley Anniversary Book of Delights. S.l.: Published and designed by Pentagram Design for Laura Ashley, 1993.

Lessing, Karin, and Carol Emmons.

The Spaces of Sleep in Midsummer. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1982.

Lewis, Steven.

Exits Off a Toll Road. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1975.

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On the Floor, 2 A.M. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press United States Wisconsin Milwaukee., 1975.

Liscomb, Robie.

Grand River Suite. Markesan, Wis.: Fathom & Pentagram, 1986.

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Limits : [Poem]. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1970.

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Peripheral Vision. Markesan Wis.: printed at Pentagram, 1980.

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The Reach : [Poem]. s.l.: Pentagram Press, 1979.

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Traces : Two Poems. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

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Two Poems. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

Martin, Paul.

Fire as Love's Window : For Nancy. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1970.

Martinson, David.

In Praise of Neglected Ladders. Markesan, Wis.: Designed & printed by Michael Tarachow at Pentagram Press, 1980.

Martone, John.

An Array. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press United States Wisconsin Markesan., 1997.

Matthews, William.

Sticks & Stones : [Poems]. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1975.

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Too Dark to Take Pictures. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press United States Wisconsin Milwaukee., 1975.

McCauley, Jane-Anne, and Michael Tarachow.

From the Weave. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

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Marks of Motion. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1979.

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There Are Ways. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1981.

McClintock, Michael, S. L. Poulter, Virginia Brady Young, and Jennifer Wilson.

Jesus Leaving Vegas. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1976.

McGrath, Thomas.

The Trouble with the Times. Markesan, Wis.: Designed & printed by Michael Tarachow at Pentagram Press, 1980.

Milton, John R.

A Place out of Mind. Markesan, Wis.: Designed & printed by Michael Tarachow at Pentagram Press, 1980.

Montag, Tom.

Another Match. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1986.

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Any Measure. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1975.

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Concern/S : Essays & Reviews, 1972-1976. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1977.

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Fall in the Air : Poem. Milwaukee, Wis.?: Pentagram Press, 1976.

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Instructions for the Would-Be Assassin. Fairwater, Wis. Grand River Publications: Milwaukee, 1978.

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Making Hay & Other Poems. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1975.

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Ninety Notes Towards Partial Images & Lovers' Prints : A Love Poem for Mary. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1976.

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No Difference on Days Like This. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1982.

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Silence, Light. Markesan? Wis.: Pentagram, 1982.

———. Tom Montag. Fairwater? Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1979.

Montag, Tom, and Amanda Degener. [Wind, Again Wind, Whispering...]. Minneapolis, MN: Pentagram Press], 1987.

Moore, Todd.

Dillinger's Leap : [Poem]. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1970.

Moraff, Barbara.

It Goes Fast, Faster Than We Realize. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

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Potterwoman. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1983.

Nelson, Bill.

On Seeing Things : An Essay That Begins with Photography & Takes Off from There. Minneapolis, Minn. Maraja: Markesan Wis., 1983.

Ott, Gil, and Carol Emmons.

Maize. Markesan, WI: Pentagram Press, 1980.

Pentagram, Press.

Caution : Wet Ink. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press United States Wisconsin Markesan., 1982.

Peters, Robert.

Dichotomy. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1975.

Peters, Robert, and Harley Elliott.

Shaker Light. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1975.

Press, Pentagram.

[New Year's Card] Corp Author(S): Pentagram Press. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1981.

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Pentagram Postcards]. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1900.

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Prospectus] Corp Author(S): Pentagram Press. Minneapolis: Pentagram Press., 1900.

Roberts, George.

Andrew Talks to Gulls. Markesan, Wis.: Designed & printed by Michael Tarachow at Pentagram Press, 1980.

Rosenblum, Martin J.

Holy Screams. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1979.

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Scattered On : Omens & Curses : [Poems]. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1976.

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Took the Place ... : [Poem]. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1970.

Rosenblum, Martin J., and Michael Tarachow.

Conjunction. Shorewood, Wis.: Lionhead, 1987.

Sappho, and John Taggart.

First Fragment, Sappho to Aphrodita. Markesan, Wis?: Pentagram Press, 1980.

Sorcic, Jim.

The Light : [Poem]. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1970.

Taggart, John.

On: Lz. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

Tarachow, Karen.

Old Fashioned Whole Wheat Bread : [Recipe]. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1970.

Tarachow, Michael. 6.15.79. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1979.

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Another Light Enters. Markesan? Wis.: Pentagram, 1982.

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Another Night. Fort Kent, Me.: Great Raven Press United States Maine Fort Kent., 1997.

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As Straight as Ever Was Intended. Markesan Wis.: Fathom, 1980.

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Crests with the New Full Moon Face. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

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Deep into Sunday Afternoon ; Those Years ; Another Night. Oak Park, Ill.: Cat's Pajamas Press, 1977.

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[Ephemera]. Markeson, Wis.: Minneapolis, 1980.

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First Light : [Poem]. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1970.

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The First Set. Minneapolis, Minn.: Pentagram Press, 1994.

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Freedom of the Press Belongs to Those Who Can Defend It. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1988.

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Freedom of the Press Belongs to Those Who Can Defend It. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1982.

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From a Cup of Old Coins. Milwaukee: Shelters Press, 1975.

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The Glint Ornaments at Work & Play. Rockport Mass.?: Pentagram Press] United States. Massachusetts Rockport., 2001.

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If Not through Pines Then... Chicago, Ill.: Fathom Press, 1981.

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Interlude. 1st ed. Milwaukee, Wisc.: Pentagram Press, 1979.

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The Intersection of 5 A.M. & Sunday Morning. Fort Kent, Me.: Great Raven Press United States Maine Fort Kent., 1997.

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Into It. 1st ed. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1976.

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The Irish Pub, Berkeley. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1983.

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Michael Tarachow. Grafton, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1979.

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Monday Morning. Fairwater, Wis.: Salt Block, 1980.

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The More We Dream. Minneapolis: Mn. Pentagram Press, 1987.

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Old Printers Don't Die -- They Only Fade Away. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1982.

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Or a Lake. La Crosse, Wis.: Juniper Press, 1980.

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The Pentagram Press Commonplace Book : A Selection of Typographic Interpretations. Minneapolis: Pentagram Press, 1988.

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Random Speech Pattern for All Weathers. Milwaukee: Pentagram Press, 1978.

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Somewhere Music, Somehow Song. Chicago: Fathom Press, 1981.

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Thelma & John. Minneapolis, Minn.: M. Dostale and M. Tarachow, 1996.

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[Three Poems]. Vineyard Haven, Mass.: Salt-Works Press, 1980.

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The Turning Point. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1981.

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Two Poems. Plover, Wis.: Isberwood Press, 1976.

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Waves. Dennis, Mass.: Salt-Works Press, 1977.

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When Light at Once Reveals a Day. Markesan, Wisconsin: [Pentagram Press], 1981.

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Yes, If the Heart Says. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1980.

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You Can Judge a Book by Its Cover. Minneapolis: Pentagram Press, 1988.

Tarachow, Michael, and Rozy Arno.

Hawk-Wind. Grafton: Wis. M. Tarachow, 1979.

Tarachow, Michael, and Vickie Burton.

In Place & Out : Poetry. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1982.

Tarachow, Michael, and John DePol.

Freedom of the Press Belongs to Those Who Can Defend It. Markesan, WI: Pentagram Press, 1994.

Tarachow, Michael, and Merce Dostale.

The Glint Ornaments at Work & Play. Minneapolis, MN: Pentagram Press, 1990.

Tarachow, Michael, and ed.

Folio. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1970.

Tarachow, Michael, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Fire & Immense Decorum. Fairwater, Wis.: Grand River Publications, 1978.

Tarachow, Michael, and Nancy Holub.

Sunrise. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1975.

Tarachow, Michael, and Merce Tarachow.

1996. Minneapolis, Minn.: Pentagram Press, 1995.

Thoreau, Henry David.

It Is Something to Be Able to Paint a Particular Picture. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1985.

Vinz, Mark.

A Harvest. Markesan, Wis.: Designed & printed by Michael Tarachow at Pentagram Press, 1980.

Wakoski, Diane.

The Fable of the Lion & the Scorpion. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1975.

Welch, Lew.

Getting Bald. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1986.

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Sometimes You Only Have to Step 3 Feet to the Left. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1983.

White, Jacqueline.

Vigil. Markesan, Wis.: Pentagram, 1982.

Wilk, David.

A Resonance : [Poem]. Milwaukee, Wis.: Pentagram Press, 1970.

Woessner, Warren.

The Night Train. Markesan, Wis.: Designed & printed by Michael Tarachow at Pentagram Press, 1980.

  1. Boxes 1-13: Shelved in SPEC MSS record center cartons
  2. Boxes 14-16: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes
  3. Removals: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (32 inches)

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Collection Inventory

Miscellaneous A.
Box 1 Folder F1
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

15 items

Adler, Carol, 1974–1993.
Box 1 Folder F2
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, contract, news clippings, photos. Also includes some items concerning photographer Lou Ouzer.

107 items

Agee, Jonis, 1978–1980.
Box 1 Folder F3
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, mock-up, and two poems

12 items

Alexander, Charles, 1982–1983.
Box 1 Folder F4
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

9 items

And, Miekal, 1978–1980.
Box 1 Folder F5
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printed poems, flyers, and artwork from the Sun Rise Fall Down Art Press, Oshkosh, WI, and the May Apple Press, Waupaca, WI

31 items

Andersen, Elmer, 1992–1993.
Box 1 Folder F6
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

6 items

Andre, Michael, 1975–1989.
Box 1 Folder F7
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, typescript poems, flyers, mock-up for

Unmuzzled Ox, and a photograph of Andy Warhol

24 items

Arman, Mark, 1990–1992.
Box 1 Folder F8
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Workshop Press, England

8 items

Correspondence, 1974–1981.
Box 1 Folder F9
Scope and Contents

Autograph Letter Signed, Typed Letter Signed, and postcards

145 items

Correspondence, 1982–1989.
Box 1 Folder F10
Scope and Contents

Autograph Letter Signed, Typed Letter Signed, and postcards

155 items

Manuscripts.
Box 1 Folder F11
Scope and Contents

Typescripts and corrected proofs of Where Rivers Meet, including the previously published:

Ropes of Bells, Days Alone, Real Life, The Woodcutter Talks, Rising; and others.
Longhouse Press, Battleboro, VT, publications and book catalogs.
Box 1 Folder F12
Scope and Contents

5 issues of Bob and Susan Arnold's

Scout, 3 poems, and 2 book catalogs
Printing samples, dummy copies, job notes, and news clippings.
Box 1 Folder F13
Miscellaneous B.
Box 1 Folder F14
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

51 items

Backes, Tony, 1979–1981.
Box 1 Folder F15
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and a poem

23 items

Bahr, Leonard, 1986–1993.
Box 1 Folder F16
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and manuscript of Michael Tarachow's eulogy for Bahr. Adagio Private Press, Harper Woods, MI.

15 items

Benington, George, 1983–1984.
Box 1 Folder F17
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

7 items

Bennett, John, 1978–1989.
Box 1 Folder F18
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and book catalogs for the Vagabond Press, Ellensburg, WA

25 items

Bieler Press, Saint Paul, MN, 1978–1987.
Box 1 Folder F19
Scope and Contents

Correspondence originally filed with Buckley

21 items

Blazer, Doug, 1975–1976.
Box 1 Folder F20
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

9 items

Buckeye, Bob, 1978–1994.
Box 1 Folder F21
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and 2 dummies

35 items

Buckley, Christopher, (1948–), 1982–1988.
Box 1 Folder F22
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, dummy copy, and production notes for

Blossoms and Bones, a collections of poems on the life and paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe, eventually published by Vanderbilt Press (1988). Includes other poems accompanied by 10 drawings by Nadya (?). Also includes correspondence from the Bieler Press.

71 items

Burke, Clifford, 1988–1991.
Box 1 Folder F23
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and poems, including

September and Between the Mountain and the Lake

8 items

Burton, Ed & Vickie, 1986–1994.
Box 1 Folder F24
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, The Morgan Press, Milwaukee, WI.

34 items

Correspondence, 1976–1980, circa.
Box 2 Folder F25

97 items

Correspondence, 1981–1989, circa.
Box 2 Folder F26

143 items

Manuscripts, typescripts, and galleys.
Box 2 Folder F27
Scope and Contents

Includes Bridwell's

Anacoluthon and The Anatomic Works (both Pentagram Press), and two works by Kitchell (unpublished?)
Pentagram mock-ups, dummies, and production notes.
Box 2 Folder F28
Scope and Contents

Materials for Bridwell's

Anacoluthon and The Anatomic Works, and Kitchell's Weeds, Wood, Stone, and Mettle.
Salt-Works Press, Vineyard Haven, MA, printing samples, poems, and book catalogs.
Box 2 Folder F29
Scope and Contents

Includes printed poems, several of which are inscribed from the poet, Bridwell, to Michael Tarachow.

Photographs, negatives, and news clippings.
Box 2 Folder F30
Miscellaneous C.
Box 2 Folder F31
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, periodical, and printing samples

18 items

Cain, Ed, 1980–1983.
Box 2 Folder F32
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Ten Crow Press, Aberdeen, WA.

8 items

Campbell, Greg, 1985–1988.
Box 2 Folder F33
Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning Inkunabula Arts Building

6 items

Carruth, Hayden, 1981–1984.
Box 2 Folder F34
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

3 items

Carter, Sebastian, 1991–1993.
Box 2 Folder F35
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and a catalog from Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, England.

9 items

Churchman, Dave, 1981–1988.
Box 2 Folder F36
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

64 items

Cieszynski, Walt, 1976–1980.
Box 2 Folder F37
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

3 items

Clark, Tom, 1978–1980.
Box 2 Folder F38
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, contracts, production notes, typescripts, proofs, and paste-ups for Clark's

The Master.

Circa 20 items

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, and paste-ups for Clewell's poems, including the collection Room to Breathe. Also promotional materials, reviews, news clippings, photographs, negatives, and ephemera related to Clewell. Additionally, correspondence and manuscripts from Clewell's wife, Barbara Joffe, including the poem "Origami," published by Pentagram.

Circa 75 items

Clewell, part 1.
Box 2 Folder F39
Clewell, part 2.
Box 2 Folder F40
Clinton, D, 1977–1983.
Box 2 Folder F41
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

12 items

Contoski, Vic, 1975–1983.
Box 2 Folder F42
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

30 items

Cook, Geoffrey, 1975–1977.
Box 2 Folder F43
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

10 items

Corman, Cid, 1978–1980.
Box 2 Folder F44
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, typescript, and dummy for Corman's Auspices

Circa 20 items

Crews, Louie, 1978–1979.
Box 3 Folder F45
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

7 items

Crosdale, Alf, 1982–1983.
Box 3 Folder F46
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

14 items

Cultera, Paul, 1979–1982.
Box 3 Folder F47
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, wedding invitation, and poems

16 items

Miscellaneous D.
Box 3 Folder F48
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

13 items

Dailey, Joel, 1975–1980.
Box 3 Folder F49
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and poems

23 items

Degener, Amanda, 1986–1992.
Box 3 Folder F50
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, flyers, postcards, and promotional materials for Amanda Degener and Hand Papermaking, Minneapolis, MN

29 items

Dreyfus, John, 1992.
Box 3 Folder F51
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

3 items

Duensing, Paul Hayden, 1980–1994.
Box 3 Folder F52
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and a cancelled check

21 items

Duncan, Harry & Nancy, 1988–1993.
Box 3 Folder F53
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, catalogs, and flyers

10 items

Miscellaneous E.
Box 3 Folder F54
Elsted, Crispin & Jan, 1987–1989.
Box 3 Folder F55
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Barbarian Press, Mission, British Columbia.

21 items

Elliott, Harley, 1975–1994.
Box 3 Folder F56
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, artwork, and printed poems

67 items

Correspondence.
Box 3 Folder F57

circa 142 items

Postcards, flyers, and posters concerning Emmons' art exhibitions, also photographs, negatives, production notes, dummy copy for Maize, exhibition catalog, news clippings and ephemera.
Box 3 Folder F58
Correspondence.
Box 3 Folder F59

151 items

"A Man in Stir", [1983].
Box 3 Folder F60
Scope and Contents

Typescript with autograph production notes, artwork, printing samples, and production notes.

Manuscripts, typescripts, paste-ups, galleys, and poems.
Box 3 Folder F61
Scope and Contents

Most of Enslin's work published by Pentagram is represented.

Dummies, artwork, production notes, and ephemera.
Box 3 Folder F62
Scope and Contents

Includes the Summer / Fall 1981 issue of

Contact II with Amiri Baraka's Reggae or Not.
Miscellaneous F.
Box 3 Folder F63a

5 items

Firer, Susan, 1976.
Box 3 Folder F63b
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

6 items

Flaherty, Doug, 1974–1986.
Box 3 Folder F64
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, including biographical note on Flaherty.

76 items

Fox, Skip, 1981–1987.
Box 3 Folder F65
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Kore Press, Lafayette, LA.

14 items

Frazer, Tony, 1982.
Box 3 Folder F66
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

8 items

Freed, Ray, 1976.
Box 3 Folder F67
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

6 items

Fulton, Len, 1975–1978.
Box 3 Folder F68
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

22 items

Miscellaneous G.
Box 3 Folder F69
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Vance Gerry, Weather Bird Press, Pasadena, CA.

20 items

Gale, Vi, 1976–1977.
Box 4 Folder F70
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

6 items

Gallo, Phil, 1984–1986.
Box 4 Folder F71
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, poems, galleys, printing samples, production notes, and photograph

Circa 23 items

Ganick, Peter, 1981.
Box 4 Folder F72
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Potes and Poets Press, Needham, MA.

6 items

Gartung, Karl, n.d.
Box 4 Folder F73
Scope and Contents

Manuscript poems

George, Diana, 1977–1987.
Box 4 Folder F74
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

33 items

Giannini, David, 1980–1984.
Box 4 Folder F75
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscript poems, news clipping

circa 60 items.

Gibson, Morgan, 1980.
Box 4 Folder F76
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

4 items

Goldsmith, Arthur, 1982–1994.
Box 4 Folder F77
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, APA survey

46 items

Green, Sam, 1976–1991.
Box 4 Folder F78
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Brooding Heron Press and Bindery, Waldron Island, WA.

28 items

Greene, Jonathan, 1979–1987.
Box 4 Folder F79
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Gnomon Press, Frankfort, KY.

15 items

Guzzi, Noreen, 1982–1988.
Box 4 Folder F80
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and artwork

15 items

Miscellaneous H.
Box 4 Folder F81
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, APA survey

28 items

Haggard, Ned, 1974-1979.
Box 4 Folder F82
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

20 items

Correspondence, photographs, contract for Her Name, and productions notes.
Box 4 Folder F83

70 items

Manuscripts, typescripts for Her Name.
Box 4 Folder F84
Scope and Contents

Several copies with autograph corrections.

Paste-up, and galleys for Her Name.
Box 4 Folder F85
Scope and Contents

Includes photograph of Hall

The Cloudless Sky Takes Charge, n.d.
Box 1 Folder F86
Scope and Contents

Poems, photocopy of typescript, including "The Mad Farmer Stands Up In Kentucky for What He Thinks Is Right."

Halla, Chris, 1976-1987.
Box 4 Folder F87
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, 35 items, including 3 typescript letters from Tarachow to Halla discussing Halla's Wisconsin Trails article on the Pentagram Press and Tarachow.

Hamill, Sam, 1975–1987.
Box 4 Folder F88
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printed poems, Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, WA, checklists, catalogs, and postcards

39 items

Hassler, Jon, [1990].
Box 4 Folder F89
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, production notes, manuscript with autograph notes, and dummy copy for

An Interview with Jon Hassler (1990).

5 items

Haywood, Bill, 1981–1999.
Box 4 Folder F90
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, monthly printer's journal, Private Press of the Haywoods, Alliance, OH.

circa 175 items

Hejinian, Lyn, 1977–1980.
Box 4 Folder F91
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, poems, and Tuumba Press postcards

circa 25 items

Helbert, Cliff, 1986–1994.
Box 4 Folder F92
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

52 items

Heman, Bob, 1980.
Box 4 Folder F93
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and printed poems

7 items

Hemensley, Bernard, 1980–1991.
Box 4 Folder F94
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, circa 55 items. Last Straw Press, Weymouth, Dorset.

Hill, Ed, 1974–1989.
Box 4 Folder F95
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

22 items

Hoffman, Ruth, 1987–1994.
Box 4 Folder F96
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

27 items

Horn, John, 1988–1998.
Box 5 Folder F97
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, photograph, and 2 posters. Shooting Star Press, Little Rock, AR

98 items

Hotham, Gary, 1980–1992.
Box 5 Folder F98
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and

Without the Mountains (1976), 35 items
Howe, Susan, 1979–1985.
Box 5 Folder F99
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

17 items

Isherwood, Justin, 1975–1976.
Box 5 Folder F100
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and a printed

19 items

Miscellaneous J.
Box 5 Folder F101a
Correspondence.
Box 5 Folder F101b

100 items

Manuscripts, photocopies, and galleys of Jacobs's poems and prose.
Box 5 Folder F102
Mock-ups, dummies, production notes, and other ephemera.
Box 5 Folder F103
Correspondence, 1991.
Box 5 Folder F104
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence from Juniper Press and Fred Ehrlich concerning the publishing of Shelly Ehrlich's

Beneath All Voices

178 items

(Judson) Juniper Press, La Crosse, WI.
Box 5 Folder F105
Scope and Contents

Printed poems, paper samples, dummy copy, flyers, and other ephemera, including two letters from James Minor concerning

Against the Night.
(Judson) Moses, W.R., 1984.
Box 5 Folder F106
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, dummy, and manuscript for

Double View, published by Judson's Juniper Press.
Miscellaneous K.
Box 5 Folder F107
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

25 items

Kenny, Maurice, 1976–1982.
Box 5 Folder F108
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printed poems, production notes

54 items.

Kent, Carol, 1985–1988.
Box 5 Folder F109
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Private Press Books pamphlet, keepsake, and "Nick'd," by John R. Little, 12 items.

Killie, Jerry, 1991–1992.
Box 5 Folder F110
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

3 items

Kirkwood, Judy, 1985–1986.
Box 5 Folder F111
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

5 items

Kitchen, Jim.
Box 5 Folder F112
Scope and Contents

Dummy for "Writing My Wrongs"

Klensch, Charles, 1981–1990.
Box 5 Folder F113
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, APA survey. Underground Press, New York, NY.

4 items

Correspondence, new clippings, printed poems, and a poster.
Box 5 Folder F114

Circa 50 items

Manuscript, galleys, paste-up, photographs, and production notes for Ludi, jr.
Box 5 Folder F115
Koller, James, 1980–1981.
Box 5 Folder F116
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, dummy, and manuscript for "One Day at a Time."

Correspondence.
Box 6 Folder F117
Scope and Contents

including a contract and a large group of poems written by Tarachow with autograph notes in Kooser's hand

142 items

Photocopied reviews, photographs, printed and manuscript poems, dummy copies for Not Coming to be Barked at, Windflower Press ephemera.
Box 6 Folder F118
Scope and Contents

Also, issue 8 of Screed, a little magazine.

Kornblum, Allan, 1979–1984.
Box 6 Folder F119
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printing samples and book catalog from Toothpaste Press

36 items

Kostelanetz, Richard, 1975–1994.
Box 6 Folder F120
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, photocopies of manuscripts and other writings, flyers, and newsletters

circa 65 items

Kubieck, J.L., 1987–1988.
Box 6 Folder F121
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and poems

8 items

Kuehn, Katherine, 1986.
Box 6 Folder F122
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

5 items

Miscellaneous L.
Box 6 Folder F123
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

14 items

Lange, Gerald, 1978–1994.
Box 6 Folder F124
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, press clippings related to the Bieler Press, paper sample, printing samples

circa 100 items

Leiber, Gerson, 1988–1994.
Box 6 Folder F125
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printing samples, production materials, and flyers, circa 30 items

Lerner, Abe, 1990–1994.
Box 6 Folder F126
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

14 items

Lessing, Karin, 1980–1994.
Box 6 Folder F127
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, production materials, manuscript poems, and photograph

circa 35 items

Levy, John, 1980-1985.
Box 6 Folder F128
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

25 items

Lewis, Steve, 1975.
Box 6 Folder F129
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and a printed poem

5 items

Lingen, Ruth, 1984–1985.
Box 6 Folder F130
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

8 items

Scope and Contents

Correspondence

1978–1984.
Box 6 Folder F131
1985–1994.
Box 6 Folder F132
Undated correspondence.
Box 6 Folder F133
Poems, production materials, dummy copies, art work, two copies of Liscomb's Limits.
Box 6 Folder F134
Ephemera.
Box 6 Folder F135
Scope and Contents

Printed poems, news clippings, flyers, printing samples, and photographs. Includes a poem by Lu Xun, "published to honor the memory of the demonstrators killed in Beijing on June 3 & 4, 1989," poems by Tarachow and Liscomb from Fathom Press.

Miscellaneous M.
Box 7 Folder F136
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Includes Patience (1981), a book of quotations,

Catalog With Three Books from the Press of Paul Maravelas, and La Corona, seven sonnets from John Donne.

30 items

Martin, Paul, 1977–1980.
Box 7 Folder F137
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, galleys for Great Raven Press #13 (Fort Kent, ME), and production notes

19 items

Matthews, Williams, 1974–1989.
Box 7 Folder F138
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscript and printed poems, art work, and a flyer

37 items

Mathews, Richard, 1981-1982.
Box 7 Folder F139
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and Konglomerati Press, Gulfport, FL, order form and checklist

McDonough, Paul, 1979–1981.
Box 7 Folder F140
McGrew, Mac, 1981–1992.
Box 7 Folder F141
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and APA survey. Press of the Licorice Cat, Pittsburg, PA.

6 items

McKeown, Tom, 1975–1977.
Box 7 Folder F142
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and two poems

11 items

McPherson, Bruce, 1975–1978.
Box 7 Folder F143
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

8 items

Merker, Kim, 1992–1993.
Box 7 Folder F144
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Windhover Press, Iowa City, IA.

4 items

Metcalf, Paul, 1978.
Box 7 Folder F145
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and printed poems

4 items

Mills, Ralph, 1977–1982.
Box 7 Folder F146
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

3 items

Correspondence.
Box 7 Folder F147
Scope and Contents

Margins literary magazine, Milwaukee, WI.

55 items

Typescripts and photocopies of Montag's poems and prose.
Box 7 Folder F148
Scope and Contents

Includes tear sheets for "Stalking the Little Magazine."

Unidentified fragments of poems and prose.
Box 7 Folder F149
Typescript poems by Michael Tarachow.
Box 7 Folder F150
Printed poems, photographs and negatives, artwork, press clippings, Gotham Book Mart small press catalog, dummy, and ephemera.
Box 7 Folder F151
Scope and Contents

Also includes

The Free Lance literary magazine from 1975 with a Montag poem.
Moore, Todd, 1976 –1980.
Box 7 Folder F152
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, typescript poem, paste-up, and photocopy of a long poem

57 items

Moraff, Barbara, 1980–1985.
Box 7 Folder F153
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, photograph, news clipping, printed and manuscript poems. 12/12/80 mentions Lennon's death.

circa 70 items

Morris, Henry, 1992–1993.
Box 7 Folder F154
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Bird and Bull Press, Newtown, PA.

3 items

Miscellaneous N.
Box 7 Folder F155
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, APA survey

5 items

Naropa, Joe, 1979–1987.
Box 7 Folder F156
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

8 items

Nelson, Bill, 1982-1984.
Box 7 Folder F157
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printing samples and artwork for

A Man in Stir; dummy, and manuscript for On Seeing Things, 30 items.
Miscellaneous O.
Box 7 Folder F158
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

6 items

O'Connell, Bonnie, 1979.
Box 7 Folder F160
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

7 items

Olsen, Don, 1974–1999.
Box 7 Folder F161
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Ox Head Press, Browerville, MN, printed cards, news clippings, and Ox Head Press edition of

Findings by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Circa 160 items

Osterlund, Steven, 1976–1977.
Box 7 Folder F162
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printed and manuscript poems

23 items

Ott, Gil, 1979–1981.
Box 7 Folder F163
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscript poems, clippings, 4 dummy copies, and printed postcards related to Ott's

Maize

55 items

Miscellaneous P.
Box 8 Folder F164
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

33 items

Palmer, Jack, 1976–1978.
Box 8 Folder F165
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

5 items

Parker, Linda, 1980 1981.
Box 8 Folder F166
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

9 items

Peavy, Asa, 1983–1989.
Box 8 Folder F167
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

20 items

Peckenpaugh, Angela, 1975–1979.
Box 8 Folder F168
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and poems

10 items

Penzi, Jim, 1982–1985.
Box 8 Folder F169
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and poems

7 items

Perchik, Simon, 1982–1989.
Box 8 Folder F170
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and poems

6 items

Perlman, John, 1980–1988.
Box 8 Folder F171
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

Scope and Contents

2 items

Peters, Robert, 1975–1984.
Box 8 Folder F172
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscript and printed poems, autographed poster

17 items

Petersen, William, 1981–1983.
Box 8 Folder F173
Scope and Contents

Correspondence. Plucked Chicken Press, Chicago, IL.

9 items

Piper, Paul, 1981.
Box 8 Folder F174
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and poems

14 items

Pollak, Felix, 1977.
Box 8 Folder F175
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and poems

5 items

Powers, Will, 1987–1994.
Box 8 Folder F176
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printing samples, and dummy copy

circa 10 items

Miscellaneous R.
Box 8 Folder F177
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

22 items

Rakosi, Carl, 1982.
Box 8 Folder F178
Scope and Contents

Correspondence printed poems

7 items

Randle, John, 1992–1993.
Box 8 Folder F179
Scope and Contents

Correspondence. Whittington Press, Herefordshire, England.

5 items

Randolph, Leonard, 1975.
Box 8 Folder F180
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and a printed poem

2 items

Ratch, Jerry, 1974–1977.
Box 8 Folder F181
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and printed and manuscript poems

12 items

Richardson, Gene, 1982.
Box 8 Folder F182
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, APA survey

11 items

Richardson, Jerry, 1993–1994.
Box 8 Folder F183
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printing samples, and photograph greeting card

17 items

Ritchie, Ward, 1991–1994.
Box 8 Folder F184
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

12 items

Robertson, Kirk, 1977–1991.
Box 8 Folder F185
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

17 items

Scope and Contents

Correspondence

209 items

1971–1986.
Box 8 Folder F186
1987–1992.
Box 8 Folder F187
Flyers, news clippings, and printed poems.
Box 8 Folder F188
Manuscript and printed poems and prose by Rosenblum and production materials for Scattered On: Omens and Curses.
Box 8 Folder F189
Scope and Contents

Also a group of poems written by Tarachow with Rosenblum's autograph notes

Rueter, William, 1991–1993.
Box 8 Folder F190
Scope and Contents

Correspondence. Aliquando Press, Toronto, Canada.

Miscellaneous S.
Box 8 Folder F191
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

28 items

Saxe, Steve, 1986–1989.
Box 8 Folder F192
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

5 items

Schallock, Kathleen, 1991–1993.
Box 8 Folder F193
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

10 items

Schanilec, Gaylord.
Box 8 Folder F194
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, flyer, and press clipping

5 items

Schuler, Bob, 1979–1984.
Box 8 Folder F195
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

20 items

Schupbach, Terry, 1985–1986.
Box 8 Folder F196
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

23 items

Shannon, John, 1974–1993.
Box 8 Folder F197
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, news clippings, Caledonia Press (Racine, WI) catalog, The Story of Ch'ing (1978) by John La Crosse, and 2 printed pamphlets by John Shannon. Also 2 manuscript essays by Shannon.

circa 95 items

Sharkey, Lee, 1980–1983.
Box 8 Folder F198
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

12 items

Shumway, Mary, 1974–1985.
Box 8 Folder F199
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

17 items

Skjei, Michael, 1991–1994.
Box 8 Folder F200
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, news clipping, production materials and dummy

10 items

Sklar, Morty, 1976–1987.
Box 8 Folder F201
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscript poem, and Iowa Arts Council application

16 items

Slate, Ron, 1976–1979.
Box 9 Folder F202
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

11 items

Snyder, Kirtland, 1985.
Box 9 Folder F203
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscript poem, book catalog and printed cards

14 items

Stefanile, Felix, 1977–1988.
Box 9 Folder F204
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, issues 5-7 of the Sparrow Press's Black Rooster

circa 70 items

Stephenson, Jonathan, 1988–1994.
Box 9 Folder F205
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and news clippings concerning the Rocket Press, Oxfordshire, England

37 items

Stuart, Gloria, 1992–1993.
Box 9 Folder F206
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

5 items

Miscellaneous T.
Box 9 Folder F207
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

6 items

Taggart, John, 1976–1980.
Box 9 Folder F208
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscript poem, printed poem, flyers

30 items

Taylor, Richard, 1976–1979.
Box 9 Folder F209
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

7 items

Taylor, W. Thomas, 1989–1993.
Box 9 Folder F210
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, W. Thomas Taylor, Austin, TX.

7 items

Thomas, Donna and Peter, 1987–1993.
Box 9 Folder F211
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and a prospectus:

The Poet is Dead: A Centenary edition of William Everson's Elegy for Robinson Jeffers. Good Book Press, Santa Cruz, CA.

4 items

Tickle, Phyllis, 1977–1978.
Box 9 Folder F212
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

5 items

Tisdale, Walter, 1985–1987.
Box 9 Folder F213
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

2 items

Truesdale, William, 1981.
Box 9 Folder F214
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

6 items

Typocrafters, 1991–1994.
Box 9 Folder F215
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

3 items

Typophiles (Philip Sperling), 1981–1993.
Box 9 Folder F216
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

11 items

Miscellaneous U & V.
Box 9 Folder F217
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, printing samples, flyers, and newsletters. Includes items from Claire Van Vliet, Janus Press, West Burke, VT. and Rick von Holdt, Foolproof Press, Minburn, IA.

18 items

Miscellaneous W.
Box 9 Folder F218
Scope and Contents

Correspondence. Includes "The Legend Beautiful" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, printed by Henry Weiland.

23 items

Wakoski, Diane, 1975–1978.
Box 9 Folder F219
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, flyers, printed poem, press release and copyright application for Wakoski's

The Fable of the Lion and the Scorpion, Pentagram Press, 1976

21 items

Waldman, Anne, 1986.
Box 9 Folder F220
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and a poster

4 items

Waldrop, Keith & Rosemarie, 1979.
Box 9 Folder F221
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

3 items

Walsh, Phyllis, 1993.
Box 9 Folder F222
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, production materials, dummy, and manuscript

Circa 30 items

Waters, Daniel, 1986–1987.
Box 9 Folder F223
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

circa 12 items

Weinberger, Eliot, 1978–1981.
Box 9 Folder F225
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

7 items

Weygand, James Lamar, 1987–1993.
Box 9 Folder F226
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

18 items

Wilcox, Patricia, 1977–1978.
Box 9 Folder F227
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

10 items

Wilk, David, 1978–1980.
Box 9 Folder F228
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, manuscript poems, flyers, and a paste-up

circa 20 items

Williams, Fred, 1980–1990.
Box 9 Folder F229
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, APA survey

circa 20 items

Williams, Gil, 1977.
Box 9 Folder F230
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

2 items

Worley, Lillian and Parker, 1981–1990.
Box 9 Folder F231
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

7 items

Wulling, Emerson, 1979–1994 (1).
Box 9 Folder F232
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, APA survey. Sumac Press, LaCrosse, WI.

circa 225 items

Wulling, Emerson, 1979–1994 (2).
Box 9 Folder F233
Wulling, Emerson.
Box 9 Folder F234
Scope and Contents

printing samples, news clippings, and other ephemera

Young, Gary, 1977-1987.
Box 9 Folder F235
Scope and Contents

Correspondence

12 items

Young, Karl, 1972–1979.
Box 9 Folder F236
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and printed poems

circa 20 items

Zeitz, Gary, 1975–1994.
Box 9 Folder F237
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Correspondence

4 items

Zempel, Edward, 1981–1986.
Box 9 Folder F238
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Correspondence

2 items

Unidentified Correspondents.
Box 9 Folder F239
Part 1.
Box 9 Folder F240
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Includes cover letters from unsolicited poetry submissions and other correspondence.

Part 2.
Box 9 Folder F241
Part 3.
Box 9 Folder F242
Submission replies.
Box 10 Folder F243
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Correspondence from magazines and journals to which Tarachow sent his poems for publication.

Flyers, catalogs, etc.
Box 10 Folder F244
Part 1.
Box 10 Folder F245
Part 2.
Box 10 Folder F246
Book Fairs—Oak Knoll Fest.
Box 10 Folder F247
Bookstores, Distributors, Libraries.
Box 10 Folder F248
Plains Distribution Service.
Box 10 Folder F249
Minnesota Center for Book Arts & Minnesota College of Arts and Design.
Box 10 Folder F250
Writers and Artists Councils.
Box 10 Folder F251
Small Press Book Club.
Box 10 Folder F252
Library of Congress and ISBN.
Box 10 Folder F253
Publicity and New Clippings.
Box 11 Folder F254
Reviews.
Box 11 Folder F255
Typecasters.
Box 11 Folder F256
Part 1.
Box 11 Folder F257
Part 2.
Box 11 Folder F258
Camera-ready and Dummies.
Box 11 Folder F259
Artwork, printing samples, and ephemera.
Box 11 Folder F260
Miscellaneous correspondence and ephemera.
Box 11 Folder F261
International Typographic Design: 2.
Box 11 Folder F262
Graphic Design USA: 10.
Box 11 Folder F263
Graphic Design USA: 14.
Box 12 Folder F264
Awards.
Box 12 Folder F265

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Toward A Further Definition (TAFD) Tarachow, Michael ed. Unpublished manuscript collection of poems and essays. Includes some correspondence.
TAFD Paste-up part 1.
Box 12 Folder F266
TAFD Paste-up part 2.
Box 12 Folder F267
TAFD Galleys.
Box 12 Folder F268
TAFD Production Materials.
Box 12 Folder F269
Bennett, John.
Box 12 Folder F270
Bergé, Carol.
Box 12 Folder F271
Bridwell, Tom.
Box 12 Folder F272
Burton, Ed.
Box 12 Folder F273
Coach House.
Box 12 Folder F274
Corman, Cid.
Box 12 Folder F275
Freed, Ray.
Box 12 Folder F276
Gill, John.
Box 12 Folder F277
Hamill, Sam.
Box 12 Folder F278
Higgins, Dick.
Box 12 Folder F279
Hill, Ed.
Box 12 Folder F280
Jacobs, John.
Box 12 Folder F281
Johnson, Curt.
Box 12 Folder F282
Judson, John.
Box 12 Folder F283
Kenny, Maurice.
Box 12 Folder F284
Kooser, Ted.
Box 12 Folder F285
Kornblum, Martin.
Box 12 Folder F286
Malone, Marvin.
Box 12 Folder F287
Mangelsdorff, Rich.
Box 12 Folder F288
Montag, Tom.
Box 12 Folder F289
Pollak, Felix.
Box 12 Folder F290
Shannon, John & John Williams.
Box 12 Folder F291
Sorcic, Jim.
Box 12 Folder F292
Stefanile, Felix.
Box 12 Folder F293
Weil, James.
Box 12 Folder F294
Wilk, David.
Box 12 Folder F295
TAFD "no" replies.
Box 12 Folder F296
Scope and Contents

Paste-ups, manuscripts, and some correspondence for works published by the Pentagram Press.

Adler, Carol, 1975.
Box 12 Folder F297
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Arioso
Cassiopeia, 1974.
Box 12 Folder F298
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Collection of poems compiled by Tarachow.

Cieszynski, Wladyslaw, 1976.
Box 12 Folder F299
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But Getting Back to Wisconsin: A Celebration
Clewell, Dave, n.d.
Box 12 Folder F300
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Unidentified

Dailey, Joel, 1975.
Box 12 Folder F301
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Exploring Another Leg
Beneath All Voices, 1991.
Box 13 Folder F302
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Dummy, paste-up, printing samples, advertisement flyer, and manuscript.

Proofs and setting copy.
Box 13 Folder F303
Elliott, Harley, 1975.
Box 13 Folder F304
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Sky Heart
Flaherty, Doug, 1975.
Box 13 Folder F305
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Near the Bone
Scope and Contents

Literary magazine

Manuscript 1.
Box 13 Folder F306
Manuscript 2.
Box 13 Folder F307
Correspondence.
Box 13 Folder F308
Jacob, John, 1976.
Box 13 Folder F309
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Making Play
Judson, John, 1976.
Box 13 Folder F310
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Routes From the Onions Dark, and other mss not published by Pentagram.
Kalt's Reading.
Box 13 Folder F311
Kloefkorn, William, 1976.
Box 13 Folder F312
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Ludi Jr.

Kooser, Ted, 1976.
Box 13 Folder F313
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Not Coming to be Barked at
Lewis, Steve, 1975.
Box 13 Folder F314
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Exits Off a Toll Road
Matthews, William, 1975.
Box 13 Folder F315
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Sticks and Stones
McClintock, Michael, S.L. Poulter, and Brady Young, 1976.
Box 13 Folder F316
Scope and Contents

Jesus Leaving Vegas
Scope and Contents

Concerns, Essays and Reviews

Paste-up.
Box 13 Folder F317
Typescript and galleys.
Box 13 Folder F318
Photocopy.
Box 13 Folder F319
Ninety Notes Towards Partial Images & Lovers' Prints: A Love Poem For Mary, 1976; Making Hay & Other Poems, 1975.
Box 13 Folder F320
Moraff, Barbara, 1983.
Box 14 Folder F321
Scope and Contents

Potterwoman
Printed Postcards.
Box 14 Folder F322
Rosenblum, Martin, 1976.
Box 14 Folder F323
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Scattered On: Omens & Curses
Mason, Bessie Marlin, 1980.
Box 14 Folder F324
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On The Hill
Sister Maura, 1980.
Box 14 Folder F325
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What We Women Know
Mills, Ralph, J., 1983.
Box 14 Folder F326
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[

March Light, 1983]
Stefanile, Selma, 1982.
Box 14 Folder F327
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The Poem Beyond My Reach
Zaranka, William, 1981.
Box 15 Folder F328
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A Mirror Driven Through Nature
Tanaka, Lynn.
Box 15 Folder F329
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Artwork for a Valentine's Day greeting card

Tarachow, Michael, 1988.
Box 15 Folder F330
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The Pentagram Press Commonplace Book : a Selection of Typographic Interpretations
Tarachow, Michael, 1990.
Box 15 Folder F331
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An Exploration of the Granjon Arabesques
Tarachow, Michael, 1975.
Box 15 Folder F332
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Sunrise
Unidentified.
Box 15 Folder F333
Wakoski, Diane, 1975.
Box 15 Folder F334
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The Fable of the Lion and the Scorpion
"Pentagram Established 1974" tee-shirts.
Box 16 Folder F335
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5 tee-shirts printed for the Pentagram Press: 1) Black, "The Long Strange Trip / Milwaukee 1974 / Markesan 1979 / Minneapolis 1987." 2) Green, "Time is the invisible factor" 3) Blue, "You can judge a book by its cover." 4) Red, "Freedom of the press belongs to those who can defend it." 5) Black, "On the road again."

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