The Alternative Press records (1961-2006, bulk 1970-1995)
Summary Information
Title: The Alternative Press records
Creator: Alternative Press
Inclusive dates: 1961-2006
Bulk dates: 1970-1995
Extent: 25.50 Linear Feet (47 manuscript boxes and one oversize box)
The printed products of the press are located in the Printed Materials series in boxes 42-43.
Ephemera is located throughout the collection, but is concentrated in the Ephemera series (box 38) and the Artists and Poets series (boxes 1-36).
Abstract:
Literary and artistic small press started in Detroit in 1969 by Ken and Ann Mikolowski. The press initially focused on publishing the work of Detroit artists and later became international in scope. The collection documents the press' management and publication processes, including for its acclaimed subscription mailings, which contained poetry, bookmarks, bumper stickers, drawings, paintings, collages, and postcards.
Call number: altpress
Language: The material is in English.
Repository: University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center)

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright has not been transferred to the Regents of the University of Michigan. Permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s).

Preferred Citation:

The Alternative Press Records, University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center)

Collection History
Acquisition Information:

The Alternative Press Records were acquired from Ken and Ann Mikolowski in 1996.

Processing Information:

Collection processed and finding aid created by Donna L. Hayward, Kathleen Dow, 2001. Collection rehoused and finding aid updated by Nora Dolliver, 2017.


Biography

Ken and Ann Mikolowski, both natives of Detroit, married in 1961. Ken received a BA in English from Wayne State University in 1964, and Ann studied art at both the Center for Creative Studies and Wayne State. By the late 1960's they had become part of the artistic community that was centered in the Cass Corridor in Detroit. The purchased the letterpress of the Detroit Artists Workshop and began to experiment in the basement of their house at 4339 Avery Street.

At first they printed 8 ½ by 11 broadsides of poetry as the Artists Workshop had before them. The featured work was the poetry and art of friends and colleagues who were also a part of the radical community of artists in the area at that time. Ken Mikolowski selected the poetry and typeset, while Ann Mikolowski typeset, designed and often illustrated. The printed product they distributed for free on the street, as a way to get poetry out into the hands of the people. Later they were to add bookmarks, bumper stickers and postcards to their repertoire of print media. Soon the work expanded to include original drawings, paintings, and collages that often served to illustrate the accompanying poem. Each item printed bore the signature, "a free poem by The Alternative Press."

When a scarcity of funds threatened a continuance of their activities, the couple came up with the idea of selling subscriptions for numbered periodic packets of an assortment of Alternative Press items. So in 1971 they began sending out the celebrated "mailings," a new form of literary and artistic journal, which artists and subscribers alike appreciated. The unique nature of the works produced by The Alternative Press were completely unique; both the poetry and visual works were created specifically for The Alternative Press and were not published or duplicated elsewhere.

In 1974, the Mikolowskis moved the Press to a former general store in Grindstone City, a small town at the tip of the thumb of the state. The activities of the press continued to grow from this new location as the word spread among an ever-growing circle of artists and poets across the country.

In addition to the poetry postcards, the artist postcards prove to be an integral element included in the packets. Artists were asked to make a set of 500 original postcards on which they were free to use whatever medium they fancied. The postcards were usually thematic and were often used by artists to work through a specific idea. The postcard size and shape, unfamiliar as a working tool for most artists, challenged artists to branch off into directions and styles.

The Alternative Press helped to define and hold together the Detroit art community by publishing and fostering collaborations between Detroit artists and writers. The Press' scope and influence extended beyond the regional level, however. The pages of Alternative Press materials were filled with original artwork from some of the great artistic luminaries of the time. Artists and poets included in Alternative Press mailings range from some of the leading poets of the Beat and Black Mountain schools to the gritty voices of Detroit's Cass Corridor artistic community. The Press also served as a showcase for the work of Ken and Ann themselves. A number of times each year the packets would feature a postcard or bookmark featuring Ann's artwork or Ken's poetry.

In addition to the Press' exceptional artistic content, the Alternative Press was distinguished by the look and design of its printed products, which was defined by the Mikolowskis' creative decisions in typesetting and letterpress printing.

Sources:

"Art Poetry Melodrama: 20 Years of the Alternative Press," exhibit catalog. The Detroit Institute of the Arts, Ongoing Michigan Artists Program, March 4 - May 6, 1990.

"Your Artwork Here 30 years of The Alternative Press," exhibit and symposium guide, and "History of the Alternative Press," exhibit materials. Special Collections Library, Hatcher Graduate Library, The University of Michigan, September 14 -- December 4, 1999.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Alternative Press Records held by the University of Michigan Special Collections Library is the founders' full set of press records up until 1996. It contains items such as correspondence from poets, artists, and friends, manuscripts of poems and other writings, sketches, Christmas cards, event announcements, the press' printed products, subscription renewal requests and more. Records from all three operating locations of the press are included, although the records from business done from Grindstone City predominate.

The Alternative Press Records is divided into eight series: Artists and Poets: Correspondence, Writings and Ephemera; Business Records; Ephemera; Events and Organizations; Original Postcards; Printed Materials; Printing Process; and Small Presses. The records are arranged in alphabetical order. Where appropriate, certain sub-series are arranged in chronological order to preserve evidence of the creative process.

Subject Terms
    Genre Terms:
    • Advertisements
    • Announcements
    • Broadsides
    • Bumper stickers
    • Business records
    • Correspondence
    • Manuscripts
    • Postcards
    • Works of art
    Subjects:
    • Ann Arbor (Mich.)
    • Cass Corridor (Detroit, Mich.)
    • Detroit (Mich.)
    • Grindstone City (Mich.)
    • Alfaro, John
    • Anderson, Archie
    • Andre, Carl, 1935-
    • Armstrong, Glen
    • Avadenka, Lynne
    • Banks, Russell, 1940-
    • Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-
    • Berkson, Bill
    • Berrigan, Ted
    • Bly, Robert
    • Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994
    • Brook, Donna, 1944-
    • Bukowski, Charles
    • Carrigan, Andrew G., 1935-
    • Carroll, Jim
    • Chatelain, James, 1947-
    • Christmastree, Lori
    • Christo, 1935-
    • Ciardi, John, 1916-1986
    • Clark, Tom, 1941-
    • Codrescu, Andrei, 1946-
    • Cope, David, 1948-
    • Creeley, Robert, 1926-2005
    • Dao, Bei
    • Di Prima, Diane
    • Dorn, Edward
    • Drury, Finvola
    • Elmslie, Kenward
    • Equi, Elaine
    • Eshleman, Clayton
    • Fitzsimmons, Thomas, 1926-
    • Ford, Charles Henri
    • Foye, Raymond, 1957-
    • Fraser, David
    • Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997
    • Giorno, John
    • Goodman, Brenda
    • Gustafson, Jim
    • Hall, Donald, 1928-
    • Harrison, Jim, 1937-
    • Hartigan, Grace
    • Hecht, Warren Jay, 1946-
    • Hejinian, Lyn
    • Hershon, Robert
    • Hollo, Anselm
    • Indiana, Robert, 1928-
    • Jones, Bradley
    • Katz, Alex, 1927-
    • Kicknosway, Faye
    • Kostelanetz, Richard
    • Kupferberg, Tuli
    • Kyger, Joanne
    • Leonard, Elmore, 1925-
    • Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997
    • Liebler, M. L.
    • Luchs, Michael
    • Mailer, Norman
    • Malanga, Gerard
    • Maronick, Gregory
    • Mayer, Bernadette
    • McCaig, Donald
    • Mikolowski, Ann
    • Mikolowski, Ken
    • Myles, Eileen
    • Newton, Gordon, 1948-
    • Nutzle, Futzie
    • Padgett, Ron, 1942-
    • Rand, Archie, 1949-
    • Randall, Dudley, 1914-
    • Reed, Ishmael, 1938-
    • Sanders, Ed
    • Schurer, Carl
    • Sestok, Robert
    • Sinclair, John, 1941-
    • Snyder, Gary, 1930-
    • Soderburg, Patricia
    • Taylor, Keith
    • Tysh, George, 1942-
    • Vranich, Mick, 1946-
    • Wakoski, Diane
    • Waldman, Anne, 1945-
    • Waldrop, Keith
    • Willard, Nancy
    • Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers
    • Perishable Press Limited
    • Toothpaste Press
    • American poetry -- 20th century
    • Artists -- United States -- 20th century
    • Artists and community -- Michigan -- Detroit -- 20th century
    • Poetry -- Publishing -- Michigan
    • Poets, American -- 20th century
    • Printing -- Michigan
    • Small presses -- Michigan
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Artists and poets: correspondence, writings, and ephemera [series]:

    The activities of Ken and Ann Mikolowski and their Alternative Press created a sense of community among the artists whose work the Press distributed. The Artists and Poets Series illustrates this high degree of connection between and among the artists.

    This series is the largest of the collection, taking up 14 linear feet. The largest sub-series consists of correspondence from the Mikolowskis' close friends such as Donna Brook, Morgan Blair (Faye Kicknosway), Kenward Elmslie and Sue Pickard. Of the numerous correspondents, some of particular note are Robert Bly, Andrei Codrescu, Robert Creely, Allen Ginsburg, Donald Hall, Anselm Hollo, Bradley Jones, Norman Mailer, Ron Padgett, Robert Sestok, John Sinclair, Patricia Söderberg and Anne Waldman. By far the most voluminous is the Jim Gustafson sub-series, which includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, printed materials, writings, and ephemera.

    The variety of materials in this series reflects that there was little distinction between business and friendship. Propositions for collaboration and event announcements are intermingled with family photos and birth announcements. The correspondence is often accompanied by original poems that were created for potential poetry postcards or bookmarks. Some artists and presses, such as the Cold Mountain Press of Austin, Texas also sent their own poetry postcards to the Alternative Press. Other notable items in the series include: Hanuman Press material; press clippings for poetry readings and exhibits openings; longtime Detroit sportswriter Joe Falls' unpublished mystery novel Supreme Justice ; Detroit poet Judith Goren's piece "Detroit Suburb, 1967" about the Detroit Riots/Rebellion; and a position paper by writer Clayton Eshleman.

    The vibrancy of the artistic life of the Cass Corridor and the place of Wayne State University in the community is well-reflected in this series. The turbulent social and political climate of the United States in the 1970s and 1980s is also central to much of the material in the Artists and Poets series, from John Sinclair's correspondence from jail, to Vietnam protest material, to the Urbations' performance schedules.

    Mixed Materials   1  
    A (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   1  
    Alexie, Sherman  1995
     
    Alfaro, John
    Mixed Materials   1  
    Correspondence  1972-1996
    Mixed Materials   1  
    Writings (3 folders)
    Mixed Materials   1  
    Alousie, Alise  1992-1995
     
    Anderson, Archie
    Mixed Materials   1  
    Correspondence  1970-1982
     
    Writings
    Mixed Materials   1  
    Essay and poetry
    Mixed Materials   1  
    "On a Field of Honor"
    Mixed Materials   1  
    "The Skin of His Heart"
    Mixed Materials   2  
    "To the Cass Corridor -- Pa Pa Ohm A Mau Mau"
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Andre, Carl  1976-1984
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Andre, Michael  1977-1978
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Andrews, Robert  1968-1970
     
    Armstrong, Glen
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Correspondence  1989-1996
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Writings and ephemera
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Arshile (See Salerno, Mark)
    Mixed Materials   2 Mixed Materials   48
    Avadenka, Lynne  1986-1994

    One item in Oversize Box 48

    Mixed Materials   2  
    B (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Babyfish (See Smith, Andy "Sunfrog", and Klieger, Lisa "Lust")
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Bahnmiller, Cay  circa 1993-1995
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Banks, Russell  1969
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Balderston, Merrill  1982
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Baraka, Imamu Amiri  1981
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Barr, David  1976-1995
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Baxter, Charles  1990
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Baxter, Glen (1 Files)
    Mixed Materials   2  
    Berge, Carol  1972-[1983]
    Mixed Materials   3  
    Berkson, Bill  1972-1992
    Mixed Materials   3  
    Bernstein, Charles  1987-1989
    Mixed Materials   3  
    Berrigan, Ted  1972-1983
    Mixed Materials   3  
    Bissell, Trim  1967-1970
     
    Blair, Morgan
     
    Correspondence  1968-1995 and undated (6 folders)
     
    Writings
    Mixed Materials   4  
    Asparagus, Asparagus, Ah, Sweet Asparagus
    Mixed Materials   4  
    The Cat Approaches (2 folders)
    Mixed Materials   4  
    Other (3 folders)
    Mixed Materials   4  
    Printed works
    Mixed Materials   4  
    Ephemera
    Mixed Materials   5  
    Bly, Robert  1970-1982
    Mixed Materials   5  
    Bonior, Nancy  1973-1992
    Mixed Materials   5  
    Brainard, Joe  1972-1994
    Mixed Materials   5  
    Braman, Sandra  1971-1978
    Mixed Materials   5  
    Broner, Esther  1971-1978
     
    Brook, Donna (See also: Hershon, Bob)
    Mixed Materials   6  
    Correspondence  1970-1994
    Mixed Materials   6  
    Correspondence and photographs  undated
    Mixed Materials   6  
    Poetry collections and essays
    Mixed Materials   6  
    Poetry
    Mixed Materials   6  
    Brose, Sue Linberg  1974-1992
    Mixed Materials   6  
    Brown, Lee Ann  1995
    Mixed Materials   6  
    Brownlee, Betty  1988-1990
    Mixed Materials   6  
    Buczak, Brian, and Hendricks, Geoffrey  circa 1976-1993
    Mixed Materials   6  
    Buescher, Jean  undated
    Mixed Materials   6  
    Bukowski, Charles  1970-1972
    Mixed Materials   6  
    Burckhardt, Rudy, and Jacquette, Yvonne  1982-1995
    Mixed Materials   6  
    Burton, Ed  1972-1982
    Mixed Materials   6  
    C (miscellaneous)
     
    Carrigan, Andrew, and Carrigan, Susan
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Correspondence  1973-1995
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Writings
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Carroll, Jim  1990?
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Chatelain, Jim, and Detert, Kara  1977-1988
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Chatham, Russell  1990
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Christo  1985-1987
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Chute, Carolyn  1978-1988
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Ciardi, John  1974
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Cisneros, Sandra  1993
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Clark, Howie, and Clark, Kathy  1971-1973
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Clark, Tom  1970-1992 (2 folders)
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Clifford, Kathryn  1977
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Clinton, D.  1977-1979?
    Mixed Materials   7  
    Codrescu, Andrei, and Codrescu, Alice  1969-1995
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Cohen, Scott  1971-1972
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Colby, Joy  1979
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Coleman, Victor  1970-1975
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Collom, Jack  1993-1995
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Cope, David  1982
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Crawford, Jim  1982-1983
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Crawford, Lynn  1992-1995
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Creeley, Robert  1970-1993
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Crews, Stella  1991
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Cruz, Victor Hernández  1990-1995
    Mixed Materials   8  
    D (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Dao, Bei  1994-1995
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Dawson, Fielding  1984
    Mixed Materials   8  
    DeLoach, Allen, and Ford, Joan  1970-1983?
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Dewdney, Christopher  1986
    Mixed Materials   8  
    Dickey, Ralph  1966
    Mixed Materials   9  
    DiPalma, Ray  1971-1989
    Mixed Materials   9  
    DiPrima, Diane, and Connor, Julia  1972-1991?
    Mixed Materials   9  
    Doner, Michelle  1980-1991
    Mixed Materials   9  
    Dorn, Ed  1973-1990
    Mixed Materials   9  
    Dressler, Joel  1966
    Mixed Materials   9  
    Drury, Finvola  1967-1991?
    Mixed Materials   9  
    Durand, Bob  1971-1972
    Mixed Materials   9  
    Dyc, Gloria  1975-1982
    Mixed Materials   9  
    Eakins, Patricia  1969-1995
    Mixed Materials   9  
    Egner, John  1973-1993
    Mixed Materials   9  
    Eichele, Robin  1986-1987
    Mixed Materials   9  
    Elliott, Harley  1970-1974
    Mixed Materials   10  
    Elmslie, Kenward  1975-1996 (5 folders)
    Mixed Materials   10  
    Equi, Elaine  1987-1995
    Mixed Materials   10  
    Eshleman, Clayton  1970-1996
    Mixed Materials   11  
    Evtushenko, Evgeny  1971-1972?
    Mixed Materials   11  
    F (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   11  
    Fagin, Larry  1971-1977
    Mixed Materials   11  
    Falls, Joe  1993
    Mixed Materials   11  
    Fessler, Chris  undated and 1971
    Mixed Materials   11  
    Field, B. S.  1973-1981
    Mixed Materials   11  
    Fish, Janet  1980-1995
     
    Fitzsimmons, Thomas
    Mixed Materials   11  
    Correspondence  1970-1982
     
    Writings
    Mixed Materials   11  
    Poetry (2 folders)
    Mixed Materials   11  
    "How Will We Spin…" and "Surfing the Electrical Sea"
    Mixed Materials   11  
    "The Great Hawaiian Conquest" and "Light Adventures"
    Mixed Materials   11  
    Foje, Raymond  1987
    Mixed Materials   11  
    Ford, Charles Henri  1981-1987
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Foster, Linda Nemec  1982-1993
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Foust, Steve (See: Bonior, Nancy)
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Fox, Hugh  1970-1995
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Fraser, David  1970-1995
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Fraser, Kathleen  1988
    Mixed Materials   12  
    G (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Ginsberg, Allen
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Correspondence  1970-1994
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Bill Morgan Correspondence  1982-1987
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Poetry
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Interviews and Readings
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Miscellaneous
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Ginsberg, Louis  1963-1974
     
    Giorno, John
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Correspondence  1973-1983
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Giorno Poetry Systems mailings
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Gitin, David  1971-1979
    Mixed Materials   12  
    Gitin, Maria  1972-1995
    Mixed Materials   13  
    Goldberg, Mike  1973-1980
    Mixed Materials   13  
    Goodman, Brenda  1973-1994
    Mixed Materials   13  
    Gordon, Jaimy  1992-1994
    Mixed Materials   13  
    Gordon, Nancy  1980
    Mixed Materials   13  
    Goren, Judith  1970-1984
    Mixed Materials   13  
    Grant, Susan Kae  1981
    Mixed Materials   13  
    Greene, Barbara  1975
    Mixed Materials   13  
    Greenwald, Ted  1982
     
    Gustafson, Jim
     
    Business records
    Mixed Materials   13  
    Bills and receipts
    Mixed Materials   13  
    Library of Congress
    Mixed Materials   13  
    Resume
     
    Correspondence
     
    Outgoing
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1970
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1971
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1972
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1973
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1974
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1975
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1976
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1977
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1978
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1979
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1980
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1981
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1982
    Mixed Materials   13  
     1983
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1984
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1985
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1986
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1987
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1988
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1989
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1990
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1991
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1992
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1993
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1994
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1995
    Mixed Materials   14  
    Envelopes (7 folders)
     
    Incoming
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1970-1971
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1972
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1973
    Mixed Materials   14  
     1982-mid 1983
    Mixed Materials   14  
     mid-1983-November 1983
    Mixed Materials   14  
    Rejection Letters  undated
     
    Ephemera
    Mixed Materials   14  
    Business cards and other contact information
    Mixed Materials   14 Mixed Materials   48
    Drawings and sketches

    Some items in Oversize box 48.

    Mixed Materials   14  
    Miscellaneous mailed enclosures
    Mixed Materials   14  
    Photos and slides
    Mixed Materials   14  
    Press clippings
     
    Printed works
    Mixed Materials   14  
    Articles and reviews
    Mixed Materials   15  
    Books: Virtue and Annihilation
    Mixed Materials   15  
    Broadsides, postcards, and bookmarks
     
    Poems
    Mixed Materials   15  
    Collections
    Mixed Materials   15  
    In collections and periodicals
     
    Printing process: Virtue and Annihilation
    Mixed Materials   15 Mixed Materials   48
    Cover proofs

    Some items in Oversized Box 48.

    Mixed Materials   48  
    Paste up
     
    Writings
    Mixed Materials   15  
    "Leap of Faith, Death Wish" (Parts 1-5)
    Mixed Materials   15  
    "Maniac Memories" (1)
    Mixed Materials   15  
    Maniac Memories (2)
     
    Poems
    Mixed Materials   15  
     1970-1972
    Mixed Materials   15  
     1983
    Mixed Materials   15  
     1983-1984
    Mixed Materials   15  
    1994 (1 of 2)  1994 (2 folders)
    Mixed Materials   15  
    1994 (2 of 2) (Brain Torque)  1994
    Mixed Materials   15  
    undated (2 folders)
    Mixed Materials   16  
    "The Valley of Vision"
    Mixed Materials   16  
    Virtue and Annihilation (1988)
    Mixed Materials   16  
    Production Notes
    Mixed Materials   16  
    Drafts (5 folders)
    Mixed Materials   16  
    Corrections
    Mixed Materials   16  
    Typescripts (1)
    Mixed Materials   16  
    Typescripts (2)
    Mixed Materials   16  
    Fragments
    Mixed Materials   16  
    Printer's Correspondence  1988
    Mixed Materials   16  
    Page Proofs
    Mixed Materials   48  
    Cover Proofs
    Mixed Materials   16  
    "Virtue: Heartbreak and Resurrection" (1996)
    Mixed Materials   16  
    "Why do I have to choose…?"  1992
    Mixed Materials   16  
    Notes and Jottings
    Mixed Materials   17  
    [Paper Towel Roll Poem]  1970
    Mixed Materials   18  
    Guston, Philip  1974-1975
    Mixed Materials   18  
    H (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   18  
    Hall, Donald  1970-1995
    Mixed Materials   18  
    Hall, Walter  1969-1977 (2 folders)
    Mixed Materials   18  
    Hamady, Walter (See The Perishable Press)
    Mixed Materials   18  
    Hammond, Jane  1991-1995
    Mixed Materials   18  
    Hamrick, Janet  1994
    Mixed Materials   18  
    Hansell, Betsey (Elizabeth)  1975-1981
    Mixed Materials   18  
    Harrison, Jim  1989-1991
    Mixed Materials   18  
    Hartigan, Grace  1974-1976
    Mixed Materials   18  
    Hecht, Warren Jay  1981
    Mixed Materials   18  
    Heilbrun, Jean  1978-1987
    Mixed Materials   18  
    Hejinian, Lyn  1970-1991
    Mixed Materials   18  
    Henning, Barbara  1993
    Mixed Materials   19  
    Hernandez, Lolita  1990-1993
    Mixed Materials   19  
    Hershon, Bob (See Brook, Donna)  1972-1994
    Mixed Materials   19  
    Higgins, Dick  1970-1990
    Mixed Materials   19  
    Higgins, Steve  1974-1975
    Mixed Materials   19  
    Hollo, Anselm  1972-1990
    Mixed Materials   19  
    Holman, Bob  1983-1995
    Mixed Materials   19  
    Hoover, Paul  1987-1993
    Mixed Materials   19  
    Humphrey, Jim  1971-1988
    Mixed Materials   19  
    Hunt, Jerome P. (Jerry)  1976-1986
    Mixed Materials   19  
    Indiana, Robert  1972
    Mixed Materials   19  
    Iverson, Brad  1972-1991
    Mixed Materials   19  
    J (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Jacob, Mary Jane  1976-1992
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Jones, Bradley  1975-[1993]
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Jones, Hettie  1995-1996
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Jones, Miriam  1992-1995
    Mixed Materials   20  
    K (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Kasle, Gertrude  1981
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Katz, Alex  1978-1987
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Kauffman, Janet  1986-1994
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Kennedy, Terry  1979-1982
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Kesey, Jed  1973
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Kicknosway, Faye (See Blair, Morgan)
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Kinnell, Galway  1970
    Mixed Materials   20  
    King, Basil and Martha  1973-1995
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Kolm, Ron  1983-1989
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Kostelanetz, Richard  1974-1983
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Koutroulis, Aris  1993
    Mixed Materials   20  
    Kupferberg, Tuli  1983
    Mixed Materials   21 Mixed Materials   48
    Kyger, Joanne  1987-1993

    Some items in Oversized Box 48.

    Mixed Materials   21  
    L (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Lachman, Sol P.  1976-1977
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Lahey-Dolega, Christine  1970-1972
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Lange, Art  1983-1987
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Larcombe, Lee  1971-1973
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Leonard, Elmore  1987
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Lesniak, Rose  1984-1988
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Levertov, Denise  1970-1973
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Levine, Edward and Philip  1975-1978
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Levine, Steve  1982-1987
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Lewis, Joel  1980
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Liebler, M.L.  1990-1992
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Lichter, Paul  1973-1993
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Lifshin, Lyn  1972-1980
    Mixed Materials   21  
    London, Rick  1988
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Lourie, Dick  1970-1977
    Mixed Materials   21  
    Luchs, Michael  1980-1993
    Mixed Materials   21  
    M (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   21  
    MacAdams, Lewis  1972-1980
    Mixed Materials   22  
    Magsig, Stephen  1992
    Mixed Materials   22  
    Mailer, Norman  1964-1972
    Mixed Materials   22  
    Malanga, Gerard  1965-1983
    Mixed Materials   22  
    Malone, Hank  undated
    Mixed Materials   22  
    Mann, Ron  1983-1991
    Mixed Materials   22  
    Mannarino, Frank  1972-1995
    Mixed Materials   22  
    Mannisto, Glen  1980-1991
     
    Maronick, Gregory
     
    Correspondence (2 folders)
    Mixed Materials   22  
     1961-1976
    Mixed Materials   22  
     1977-1995
     
    Writings (3 folders)
    Mixed Materials   22  
    "Playing Baseball in Japan"
    Mixed Materials   22  
    "Breakfast in Bangkok"
    Mixed Materials   23  
    "Admiral of the Red -- A Short Novel"
    Mixed Materials   23  
    Marshall, Ingram "Butchie"  1971-1991
    Mixed Materials   23  
    Martin, John (See Black Sparrow Press)
    Mixed Materials   23  
    Masters, Greg  1982-1996
    Mixed Materials   23  
    Matlin, David and Gail  1987-1990
    Mixed Materials   23  
    Matthews, William  1970-1977
    Mixed Materials   23  
    Mayer, Bernadette  1982
     
    McCaig, Donald "Snee"
     
    Correspondence (3 folders)
    Mixed Materials   23  
     1967-1972
    Mixed Materials   23  
     1973-1979
    Mixed Materials   23  
     1980-1994
    Mixed Materials   23 Mixed Materials   24
    Poetry (3 folders)
    Mixed Materials   24  
    Poetry (2 folders)
    Mixed Materials   24  
    Press
    Mixed Materials   24  
    Print Samples
    Mixed Materials   24  
    Melnicove, Mark  1981-1989
    Mixed Materials   24  
    Meltzer, David  1974
    Mixed Materials   24  
    Mikolowski, Ken  undated
    Mixed Materials   24  
    Miller, Derek  1970-1994 (3 folders)
    Mixed Materials   25  
    Moffat, David  1970-1971
    Mixed Materials   25  
    Molyneux, Mary  1983
    Mixed Materials   25  
    Monhollen, Christine  1986-1994
    Mixed Materials   25  
    Morice, Dave  1979-1983
    Mixed Materials   25  
    Myles, Eileen  1982-1995
    Mixed Materials   25  
    N (miscellaneous)
     
    Nakell, Mark
     
    Correspondence
    Mixed Materials   25  
     1964-1971
    Mixed Materials   25  
     1971-1977
    Mixed Materials   25  
    Typescripts
    Mixed Materials   26  
    Narawa, Jim  1972-1992
    Mixed Materials   26  
    Narawa, Lucille  1973-1993
     
    Newton, Gordon (See also: Pickard, Sue)
     
    Correspondence
    Mixed Materials   26  
     1971-1982
    Mixed Materials   26  
     1983-1985
    Mixed Materials   26  
    Ephemera
    Mixed Materials   26  
    Nolan, Pat  1975-1982
    Mixed Materials   26  
    Norman, Howard  1973-1975
     
    Nutzle, Futzie
     
    Correspondence
    Mixed Materials   26  
     1974-1982
    Mixed Materials   26  
     1983
    Mixed Materials   26  
    Artwork
    Mixed Materials   27  
    O (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   27  
    Oliver, Akilah  1991
    Mixed Materials   27  
    Ondaatje, Michael  1983
    Mixed Materials   27  
    Oppenheimer, Joel  1970-1987
    Mixed Materials   27  
    Osterlund, Steve  1969-1972
    Mixed Materials   27  
    Owen, Maureen  1981-1995
    Mixed Materials   27  
    Owens, Rochelle and George Economou  1974-1975
    Mixed Materials   27  
    P (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   27  
    Padgett, Ron, and George Schneeman  1976-1996

    One postcard from George Schneeman.

    Mixed Materials   27  
    Pallas, Jim  [1974]-1995
    Mixed Materials   27  
    Parish, Tom  1974-1993
    Mixed Materials   27  
    Pelieu, Claude and Mary Beach  1970-1980
    Mixed Materials   27  
    Perrizo, Jim  1977-1995
    Mixed Materials   27  
    Pettit, Simon  1984-1995
    Mixed Materials   27  
    Phipps, Wanda  1993
     
    Pickard, Sue
    Mixed Materials   27  
     1972-1980
    Mixed Materials   28  
     1981-1982
    Mixed Materials   28  
     1983-1984
    Mixed Materials   28  
     1985-1989
    Mixed Materials   28  
     Undated
    Mixed Materials   28  
    Piet, John  1974-[1987]
    Mixed Materials   28  
    Pike, Larry  1969-1990
    Mixed Materials   28  
    Pletos, Nancy  1978-1981
    Mixed Materials   28  
    Porges, Maria  [1988]
    Computer Disks   28  
    Porter, Bern  1982-1995
    Mixed Materials   28  
    Preuss, Simone Juda  1994
    Mixed Materials   28  
    Quagliano, Tony  1971-1990
    Mixed Materials   28  
    R (miscellaneous)
     
    Rand, Archie
    Mixed Materials   28  
     1991-1992
    Mixed Materials   29  
     1992-1995
    Mixed Materials   29  
    Randall, Dudley  1971
    Mixed Materials   29  
    Ratteray, David  1984
    Mixed Materials   29  
    Raworth, Tom  1973-1995
    Mixed Materials   29  
    Reed, Ishmael  1976
     
    Ribar, Joe (GLEEP)
    Mixed Materials   29  
     1970-1973
    Mixed Materials   29  
     1974-1985
     
    Richards, John
    Mixed Materials   29  
     1979-1985
    Mixed Materials   29  
     1986-1989
    Mixed Materials   29  
    Richardson, Deborah
    Mixed Materials   30  
    Roche, Judith  1990-1994
     
    Rodgers, Peter
    Mixed Materials   30  
    Correspondence  1966
    Mixed Materials   30  
    Poetry
    Mixed Materials   30  
    Rothenberg, Jerry  1970-1982
    Mixed Materials   30  
    Rutzky, Ivy Sky  1977-1980
    Mixed Materials   30  
    S (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   30  
    Sadiq of Detroit  1985-1995
    Mixed Materials   30  
    Salerno, Mark  1994
    Mixed Materials   31  
    Sanders, Ed  1978-1995
    Mixed Materials   31  
    Schecter, Marilyn  1978-1981
    Mixed Materials   31  
    Schreiber, Ron  1974-1982
    Mixed Materials   31  
    Schurer, Carl  1980-1995
    Mixed Materials   31  
    Schwarz, Paul  1975-1993
    Mixed Materials   31  
    Scott, Lawrence  1972
    Mixed Materials   31  
    Semivan, Doug and Julie  1976-1991
    Mixed Materials   31  
    Serling, Bob  1969-1972
     
    Sestok, Robert
    Mixed Materials   31  
     1974-1985
    Mixed Materials   31  
     1986-1994
    Mixed Materials   32  
    Sharkey, Lee  1975-1978
    Mixed Materials   32  
    Sherman, Susan  1970-1972
    Mixed Materials   32  
    Simon, (George R.)  1971-1990
    Mixed Materials   32  
    Sinclair, John (5 folders)
    Mixed Materials   32  
    Correspondence  1969-1991
    Mixed Materials   32  
    Ephemera  1969-1995
     
    Urbations
     
    Performance announcements
    Mixed Materials   32  
     1982
    Mixed Materials   32  
     1983
    Mixed Materials   32  
    Promotional material
    Mixed Materials   33  
    Skratz, G.P.  1983
    Mixed Materials   33  
    Smith, Andy "Sunfrog", and Klieger, Lisa "Lust" (Babyfish)  1994-1996
    Mixed Materials   33  
    Smith, Pat  1986-1987
    Mixed Materials   33  
    Snodgrass, W.D.  1963-1969
    Mixed Materials   33  
    Snyder, Gary  1966-1979
    Mixed Materials   33  
    Söderberg, Patricia  1980-1994
    Mixed Materials   33  
    Spence, Dayton  1978-1985
    Mixed Materials   33  
    Steen, Carol  1973-1985
     
    Sweeney, Dick
     
    Correspondence  1970-1996
    Mixed Materials   33  
    Poetry
    Mixed Materials   33  
    T (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   33  
    Tarachow, Michael  1978-1987
    Mixed Materials   33  
    Tarn, Nathanial  1972-1982
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Taylor, Keith  1991-1996
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Teichman, Dennis, and King, Deb  1983-1993
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Thomas, Bill  1969-1971
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Torgerson, Eric  1976-1982
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Tucker, Robert, and Krochmaluk, Yuri  1989-1995
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Tudor, Steve  1977
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Turney, Robert (See: Wakoski, Diane)
     
    Tysh, George and Chris
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Correspondence  1970-1971
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Poetry
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Urbations (See: Sinclair, John)
    Mixed Materials   34  
    V (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Van Newkirk, Allen  1970-1975
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Vas Dias, Robert  1971-1974
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Veitch, Tom  1971-1973
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Vermont, Charlie (See: Walsh, Charlie)
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Vranich, Mick  1971-1994
    Mixed Materials   34  
    W (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Wachtel, Chuck
    Mixed Materials   34  
    Wagstaff, Sam  1971
    Mixed Materials   35  
    Wakoski, Diane and Robert Turney  1993-1996
     
    Waldman, Anne (2 folders)
    Mixed Materials   35  
    Correspondence  1972-1995
    Mixed Materials   35  
    Ephemera
    Mixed Materials   35  
    Waldrop, Keith and Rosemarie  1966-1989
    Mixed Materials   35  
    Walsh, Charlie and Charlie Vermont  1971-1972
    Mixed Materials   35  
    Wantling, William  1970-1971
    Mixed Materials   35  
    Warsh, Lewis  1969-1972
    Mixed Materials   35  
    Way, H. Daniel "Spanky"  1969-1977
    Mixed Materials   35  
    Weigel, Tom  1982-1987
    Mixed Materials   35  
    Weinberger, Eliot  1988-1995
    Mixed Materials   35  
    Wenk, Sandra
    Mixed Materials   35  
    White, Jim  1973
    Mixed Materials   35  
    Willard, Nancy  1995
     
    Wilton, David (GLEEP)
    Mixed Materials   36  
     1972
    Mixed Materials   36  
     1973-1974
    Mixed Materials   36  
    Wright, Jeff  1983-1986
    Mixed Materials   36  
    Yau, John  1990-1993
    Mixed Materials   36  
    Young, Geoff  1987-1990
    Mixed Materials   36  
    Young, Sally  1981-1987
    Mixed Materials   36  
    Zavatsky, Bill  1974-1990
    Mixed Materials   36  
    Zirlyn, Larry  1973-1995
    Mixed Materials   36  
    Zweig, Ellen  1977-1996
     
    Unidentified
    Mixed Materials   36  
    Correspondence
    Mixed Materials   36  
    Photos
    Mixed Materials   36  
    Poetry
     
    Business Records [series]:

    Made up of the Alternative Press' business records, this series includes correspondence and newsletters from small press organizations, copyright and barcode registration paperwork, correspondence, and government business registration paperwork. The Subscription Requests subseries is full of praise for the work of the press and desperate appeals to send more packets.

    Mixed Materials   36  
    Advertising

    Includes newspaper ads.

     
    Printing and publishing registration materials
    Mixed Materials   36  
    ISBN
    Mixed Materials   36  
    ISSN
     
    Library of Congress
    Mixed Materials   36  
    Cataloging
    Mixed Materials   36  
    Copyright
     
    Correspondence
     
    Business correspondence
    Mixed Materials   37  
    Orders
    Mixed Materials   37  
    Other
     
    Subscription requests
    Mixed Materials   37  
     1970-1972
    Mixed Materials   37  
     1973-1989 and undated
    Mixed Materials   37  
    Other correspondence
    Mixed Materials   37  
    Certificate

    Regarding conducting business under and assumed name.

    Mixed Materials   37  
    Small Press Organizations
     
    Committee of Small Magazine Editors and Publishers (COSMEP) newsletters (3 folders)
    Mixed Materials   37  
     1969-1972
    Mixed Materials   37  
     1973
    Mixed Materials   37  
     1973-1979
    Mixed Materials   37  
    Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines (CCLM)  1973-1974
    Mixed Materials   38  
    The Print Center, Inc.  1973-1974
     
    Ephemera [series]:

    This series contains event announcements, mainly for Detroit and Ann Arbor events. Oversized event announcements from Detroit can be found in oversized Box 19. Business cards, newspapers, printed exhibit booklets, and poetry collections have also been placed in this series. Ephemera that was clearly mailed with correspondence, remains in the Artists and Poets Series folder of the artist or poet who sent the item.

    Mixed Materials   38  
    Addresses, phone numbers, and business cards
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Blank commercial postcards
     
    Event announcements
    Mixed Materials   38  
    United States
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Ann Arbor
    Mixed Materials   38 Mixed Materials   48
    Detroit
     
    Newsletters
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Michigan Gallery Perspirer
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Newspapers
     
    Printed materials
     
    Poetry Collections
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Chanticleer (Muskegon Community College)  1969, 1970
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Miscellaneous
     
    Events and Organizations [series]:

    Records generated in the planning of poetry festivals, competitions, and conferences make up the bulk of this series. The most complete set are the records generated in the planning of the National Poetry Festival held at Grand Valley State University in 1971, 1973 and 1975. Printed materials from a few Michigan-based arts and poetry organizations, as well as some potential sources of funding for the arts, can also be found here.

     
    Events
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Detroit Events
     
    National Poetry Festival (Grand Valley State University)
     
     1971
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Incoming correspondence
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Outgoing correspondence
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Event schedule
     
     1973
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Event planning
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Event schedules and other participant information
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Publicity
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Final Report
     
     1975
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Incoming correspondence (2 folders)
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Outgoing correspondence
    Mixed Materials   38  
    Funding
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Publicity
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Event schedules and other participant information
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Reports
     
    Other events
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Academy of American Poets Contest
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Conference on regionalism in Contemporary American Writing
     
    Great Lakes Region Area Poetry Series at Guild House
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Event planning
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Funding
     
    Organizations
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Poetry Resource Center of Michigan, Inc.
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Task Force on the Arts (Michigan)
    Mixed Materials   39  
    The Third Coast Poetry Center (Michigan)
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Various
     
    Funding
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Ann Arbor Area Foundation
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Business Committee for the Arts (New York, NY)
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Community Arts Councils in Michigan
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Michigan Council for the Arts
     
    Original Postcards [series]:

    In addition to the poetry postcards printed by the press, The Alternative Press subscription packets included sets of original postcards created by artists. This series consists of the remaining postcards that were not circulated in the packets. It contains original artwork by such prominent artists and poets as Ted Berrigan, Morgan Blair (Faye Kicknosway), Robert Creely, Kenward Elmslie, Jim Gustafson, Carl Schurer and Robert Sestok, and many more. Most of the artists represented in this series also have a correspondence file in the Artists and Poets series.

    Mixed Materials   39  
    Bergé, Carol
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Berkson, Bill
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Berrigan, Ted
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Blair, Morgan
    Mixed Materials   39  
    Brook, Donna
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Brownlee, Betty
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Clark, Tom
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Christmastree, Lori
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Creeley, Robert
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Di Palma, Ray
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Elmslie, Kenward
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Foust, Steve
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Goodman, Brenda
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Greene, Barbara
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Gustafson, Jim
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Iverson, Brad
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Magsig, Stephen
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Mikolowski, Michael
    Mixed Materials   40  
    Newton, Gordon and Mikolowksi, Ken
    Mixed Materials   41  
    Notley, Alice
    Mixed Materials   41  
    Schechter, Marilyn (2 folders)
    Mixed Materials   41  
    Schurer, Carl
    Mixed Materials   41  
    Schwarz, Paul
    Mixed Materials   41  
    Semivan, Doug
    Mixed Materials   41  
    Sestok, Robert
    Mixed Materials   41  
    Steen, Carol
    Mixed Materials   41  
    Tucker, Robert
    Mixed Materials   41  
    Tysh, George
    Mixed Materials   41  
    Yau, John
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Young, Sally
     
    Printed Materials [series]:

    This series consists of a set of the print output of The Alternative Press. Some of the subseries within this set are: Chapbooks, Ephemera, Job Printing, Poetry Postcards, and Subscription Mailings. Whenever possible these materials are arranged chronologically within each subseries. The largest subseries, Subscription Mailings, consists of a chronologically-ordered complete set of Alternative Press mailings sent to subscribers.

     
    Chapbooks
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Charles Olson (1910-1970) O'Ryan 1-10
    Mixed Materials   42  
    JUICE
     
    Ephemera
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Broadsides (Detroit)
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Broadsides (Grindstone City)
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Broadsides (Ann Arbor)
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Bumper stickers
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Calendars (Ann Mikolowski)  1980-1997
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Announcements

    2 exhibit announcements, 1 moving announcement, and 1 birth announcement.

    Mixed Materials   42  
    Subscription coupons
     
    Job printing
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Business cards
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Event announcements
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Christmas cards
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Letterhead and envelopes
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Wedding invitations and acknowledgment cards
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Miscellaneous
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Poetry bookmarks
     
    Poetry postcards
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Series 1 (Detroit)
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Series 2 (Grindstone City)
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Series 3 (Grindstone City)
     
    Postcards
     
    Ken Mikolowski
    Mixed Materials   42  
    (Detroit)
    Mixed Materials   42  
    (Grindstone City)
     
    Subscription mailings
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Fall (Detroit)  1971
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Winter (Detroit)  1972
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Spring (Detroit)  1972
    Mixed Materials   42  
    Summer (Detroit)  1972
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Fall? -- Number 5 (Detroit)  1972
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Number 6 (Grindstone City)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Number 7 (Grindstone City)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Number 8 (Grindstone City)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Number 9 (Grindstone City)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Number 10 (Grindstone City)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Number 10 (Grindstone City)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Number 11 (Grindstone City)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Number 12, for Ted Berrigan, in memoriam (Grindstone City)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Number 13 (Grindstone City)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Double Issue, 14-15 (Grindstone City)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Number 16 (Grindstone City)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Number 17 (Ann Arbor)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Number 18 (Ann Arbor)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Number 19 [1995] (Ann Arbor)
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Final Issue, Finally (2006) (Ann Arbor)
     
    Printing Process [series]:

    Materials illustrating The Alternative Press' production process including original artwork, proofs, paste-ups, and some of the final products are represented here. Notable is the Test Proofs subseries which shows the Press' experimentation with different color, artwork, and design ideas before final versions were decided upon.

    Mixed Materials   43  
    Designs and notes
     
    Original Artwork
     
    Paste-ups
    Mixed Materials   43  
    Postcards (2 folders)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Miscellaneous
    Mixed Materials   44 Mixed Materials   48
    Art

    Some items in Oversized box 48.

     
    Test proofs
     
    Broadsides
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Closed (Jaimy Gordon)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    the smell of cigar (Derek Miller)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Sonnymoon for us all (for Sonny Rollins) (Kofi Natambu)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Spontaneous Combustion (Donna Brook)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Punk rock you're my big crybaby (Allen Ginsberg)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Traffic (Andrei Codrescu)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    What he wanted (Faye Kicknosway -- Morgan Blair)
     
    Bumper stickers
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Print the invasion money (from ABHORRANCES by Edward Dorn)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Christmas cards
     
    Event announcements
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Event Announcements--General
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Event Announcements--Robert Sestok Exhbit
     
    Poetry bookmarks
    Mixed Materials   44  
    The Assassination (Mary Molyneux)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Miscellaneous
     
    Poetry postcards
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Baseball Classicism (Tom Clark)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Carole L. Loster (Kenward Elmslie and Ken Tisa)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Collaboration (Amiri Baraka)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    comes from cows
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Coyote No. 1 (Jim Harrison)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    The Dairy Queen at Sunset (Elaine Equi)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Flow (Maria Gitin)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Girls (Anne Waldman)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Jazz at the Bar (Mary Ann Cameron)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    LANDSCAPE WITH FIGURES (SOUTHAMPTON) (Ted Berrigan)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Letter (Alice Notley)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Miracles ( Philip Herter)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    new year's poem for the lover's dear ones (Andrei Codrescu)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    PASSAGE (Donald Hall)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Seascape (Frank Mannarino)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Stones (Reed Bye)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    There is a world … (Robert Creely)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Traveling Light (Maria Gitin)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    What little I tasted … (John Giorno)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    The Whole Moisty Night (Robert Bly)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Wishes (Andrew G. Carrigan)
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Miscellaneous
    Mixed Materials   44  
    Miscellaneous
     
    Small Presses [series]:

    As one of the best-known small presses in the United States, The Alternative Press attracted a lot of interest from other small presses. This series is dominated by correspondence and print samples from small presses who were interested in sharing their work, or collaborating with, The Alternative Press. Correspondence of friends of the Mikolowski's who also ran small presses makes up the remainder of the series. To highlight the difficulty of making a distinction between the Small Presses series and the Artists and Poets series, there are cross-references between the two. For artists who happened to be involved in printing, but whose material was largely correspondence that did not primary reflect their printing activities, the decision was made to keep these files in the Artists and Poets Series

    Mixed Materials   44  
    B (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   45  
    Black Sparrow Press (See also: Artists and Poets, Sanders, Ed)  1970-1988
    Mixed Materials   45  
    Bloodroot Press (See: Artists and Poets, Buescher, Jean)
    Mixed Materials   45  
    C (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   45  
    Coffee House Press  undated
    Mixed Materials   45  
    Cold Mountain Press (See: Artists and Poets, Hall, Donald)
    Mixed Materials   45  
    Cranium Press  1971-1974
    Mixed Materials   45  
    D (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   45  
    The Dog Ear Press (See: Artists and Poets, Melnicove, Mark)
    Mixed Materials   45  
    F (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   45  
    Full Court Press (See: Artists and Poets, Padgett, Ron)
    Mixed Materials   45  
    H (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   45  
    Hanging Loose Press (See: Artists and Poets, Hershon, Bob)
    Mixed Materials   45  
    Morgan Press (See: Artists and Poets, Burton, Ed)
    Mixed Materials   45  
    O (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   45  
    P (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   45  
    Pentagram Press (See: Artists and Poets, Tarachow, Michael)
     
    The Perishable Press
     
    Correspondence (3 folders)
    Mixed Materials   45  
     1964-June 1973
    Mixed Materials   45  
     July 1973-1980
    Mixed Materials   46  
     1980-1993
    Mixed Materials   46  
    Printing Samples
    Mixed Materials   46  
    The Print Center (See: Artists and Poets, Hershon, Bob)
    Mixed Materials   46  
    Something Else Press (See: Artists and Poets, Higgins, Dick)
    Mixed Materials   46  
    South Salon Press  1978
    Mixed Materials   46  
    Street Fiction Press (See: Artists and Poets, Hecht, Warren Jay)
     
    Toothpaste Press
     
    Correspondence and invoices (3 folders)
    Mixed Materials   46  
     1972-1977
    Mixed Materials   46  
     1978-1980
    Mixed Materials   46  
     1981-1989
    Mixed Materials   46  
    Catalogs and Announcements
    Mixed Materials   46  
    Y (miscellaneous)
    Mixed Materials   46  
    Z Press (See: Artists and Poets, Elmslie, Kenward)
    Mixed Materials   47  
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