Argus-Press records: 1862-2016 (bulk 1960-1990)
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Shaman Drum Bookshop [series]
 
Operational materials

The Shaman Drum Bookshop series (2.2 linear feet, 1980-2009) consists of seven groups: Operational materials, Promotional materials, Community outreach, Literary posters and broadsides, Writings, Photographs, and the Great Lakes Literary Arts Center at the Shaman Drum. In addition to these seven groups, this series contains a Special Issue of Michigan Quarterly Review, which features a symposium discussing the future of books and reading in the digital age in response to the closure of the Shaman Drum. Operational materials include strategic plans, policies, vision and values statements, meeting materials, memoranda, professional correspondence, inventories, and floor plans for the 1994 expansion of the shop. Promotional materials encompass press articles, event flyers and posters, and store newsletters and catalogs. Community outreach materials consist of speeches, honors, advocacy videos and writings, and store anniversary memorabilia. The literary posters and broadsides group contains materials with autographs and notes from writers. Writings consist of Pohrt's personal reflections, presentations and blog posts. Photographs document store transformations, store sponsored events and visits from writers and academics. The Great Lakes Literary Arts Center group contains records relating to the transformation of the Shaman Drum from a private business to a nonprofit literary arts center.

Box   1  
Vision, values, strategic plans and policies circa 1993-2003
Box   1  
Meeting agendas and minutes 1994-2002
Box   1  
Memoranda 1993-2005
Box   1  
Correspondence 1994-2006
Box   1  
Textbook inventories 1989-1992 (3 folders)
Oversize Folder   1  
Floor plans 1994
 
Promotional materials
Box   1  
Press coverage 1989-2008
Box   1  
Flyers, bookmarks, and signs circa 1990-1999 (6 folders)
Box   1  
Shaman Drum newsletters and notices 1995-2009
Box   1  
Shaman Drum catalogs 1997-2008 (3 folders)
Oversize Box   4  
Posters 2005-2008
 
Community outreach
Box   1  
Anniversaries and events 2001-2009

(Includes introductory speech for Bill Ayers' visit in 2009)

Box   1  
Certificate of Appreciation from University of Michigan 2004
 
Advocacy
  Online  
Video recordings, 2009 (.ZIP and .MP4 files) [download item]
  Online  
Writings, 2009-2010 (.ZIP file) [download item]
 
Literary posters and broadsides
Box   1  
Circa 1969-1991

(Includes posters signed by Czeslaw Milosz and Clayton Eshleman)

Oversize Box   4  
Circa 1969-1991

(Includes posters signed by Gary Snyder, Clayton Eshleman, and Wendell Berry)

 
Writings
Box   1  
Printed blog 2007
Box   1  
Reflections, presentations, and projects undated

(Includes sketches)

 
Photographs
Box   1  
Portraits of writers undated
Box   1  
Store views and collages circa 1994

(Includes photograph of Pohrt with Allen Ginsberg and Ken Mikolowski)

Oversize Box   4  
Miscellaneous photographs of staff and store events undated
Box   3  
Customers and employees undated
 
Visiting Writers and Events
Box   3  
Gary Snyder 1995 (2 folders)
Box   3  
Jamaica Kincaid 1996
Box   3  
Clayton Eshleman 1996
Box   3  
Janet Kauffman Graywolf and Nelson Lichtenstein 1996
Box   3  
Poets on Poems 1996
Box   3  
Author signings undated
Box   3  
Blocksma, Sanders, Achenbaum, Hicok undated
Box   3  
Manning Marable and Johnson undated
Box   3  
Marcus Cafagna and Jean Craighead George 1996
Box   3  
Barbara Ehrenreich undated
Box   3  
Boychoir, Hayden. Dyson 1996
Box   3  
Banned Books and Jim Daniels 1996
Box   3  
Talalay, Goodison, and Cormier undated
Box   3  
Allen Ginsberg and Patti Smith 1996
Box   3  
Laura Kasischke, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith undated
Box   3  
Margaret Wong undated
  Online  
Reading the World reception 2006 (.ZIP file) [download item]
 
Photograph Albums
Box   2  
Building the Drum 1994
Box   3  
The Early Years circa 1994
Box   3  
Untitled circa 1995
Box   1  
Great Lakes Literary Arts Center at the Shaman Drum 2008-2009
Box   1  
Special Issue of Michigan Quarterly Review 2009

(Features Symposium on the future of books in the digital age in response to the closing of the Shaman Drum)