Hanuman Books Records (1978-1996, bulk 1986-1994)
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Administrative Files [series]:

Administrative Files (1986-1994) contain records documenting the management of Hanuman Books and is divided into four subseries. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically and filed at the beginning of the series. C.T. Nachiappan’s and George Scrivani’s correspondence relates to financial, editorial, and printing decisions at Kalakshetra Press in Madras, India. Most correspondents send essays, poetry, or stories, order books, or thank Raymond Foye for free copies of Hanuman books. Frequent correspondents include Louise Landes-Levi and Michael White. Well-known correspondents represented in the Administrative Files include Joe Brainard, Tom Clark, Diane Di Prima, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Alex Katz. Some of the richest correspondence, however, is found elsewhere in the collection-- in the Author Files, in the Publications series, or in Foye’s personal correspondence.

Finances is the second subseries in the Administrative Files. Information regarding incorporation, foreign rights, imports, inventory, royalties, and taxes is available, but business functions are not comprehensively documented. The Printed material subseries provides information about Hanuman Books publicity. Broadsides, catalogs, flyers, mailing list addresses, and press releases illustrate Hanuman Books’ efforts to advertise books and the press. Positive and negative reviews gauge the success of Foye, Clemente, and the authors. The final subseries in the Administrative Files, Topical, consists of files of routine or miscellaneous items. “Faxes, 1990-1991,” for example, is a collection of Hanuman Books faxes arranged chronologically. “Hanuman Books, miscellaneous,” on the other hand, consists of Foye’s unmatched notes and printed material.

 
Correspondence
Box   1  
A-B, collected,  1988-1992
Box   1  
Brainard, Joe,  1987
Box   1  
C, collected,  1989-1992
Box   1  
Christman, David,  1989-1990
Box   1  
Clark, Tom,  1987-1993
Box   1  
Cohen, Ira,  1981 1990-1991
Box   1  
Cooper, Dennis,  1982-1990
Box   1  
D, collected,  1988-1992
Box   1  
DiPrima, Diane,  1991
Box   1  
E-F, collected,  1987-1991
Box   1  
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence  1980-1981 1987-1991
Box   1  
Foye, Raymond (unidentified correspondents; outgoing), undated,  1990-1991
Box   1  
G, collected,  1989-1993
Box   1  
H, collected,  1987-1994
Box   1  
Hirschman, Jack,  1991-1993
Box   1  
Hough, Randy,  1987
Box   1  
Iverson, Roderick,  1988
Box   1  
J-K, collected,  1987-1994
Box   1  
Katz, Alex,  1987 1990
Box   1  
Killian, Kevin,  1987-1990
Box   1  
L, collected,  1989-1992
Box   1  
Landes-Levi, Louise,  1989-1996
Box   1  
M-N, collected,  1988-1996
Box   1  
Nachiappan, C.T.,  1987-1994
Box   1  
O, collected,  undated
Box   1  
Oliveira, Nathan,  1992
Box   1  
Olson, Kirby,  1989-1990
Box   1  
P, collected,  1988-1994
Box   1  
Padgett, Ron,  1988
Box   1  
Peters, Robert,  1991
Box   1  
Plymell, Charles,  1990
Box   1  
R, collected,  1988-1994
Box   1  
Rattay, David, undated,  1988
Box   1  
Rickert, Paul, undated,  1990-1993
Box   1  
Rocket, Jimmi,  1988-1989
Box   1  
Rosenthal, Irving,  1988-1990
Box   1  
Rosenthal, Manuel,  1983 1987
Box   1  
S, collected,  1987-1992
Box   1  
Scrivani, George, undated,  1986-1993
Box   1  
Shattuck, Roger,  1986
Box   1  
Solomon, Carl,  1988
Box   1  
T, collected,  1988-1994
Box   1  
Topp, Mike,  1988-1989
Box   1  
Unidentified correspondents, undated,  1988-1992
Box   1  
V-W, collected,  1987-1994
Box   1  
Walden, Tisa,  1980-1994
Box   1  
White, Michael,  1989-1993
Box   1  
Yarra, Robert,  1988
 
Finances
 
Balance sheets (2 folders)
Box   1  
 1989-1991
Box   1  
 1992-1993
Box   1  
Business certificates,  1987-1991
Box   1  
Business charts,  1987-1991
Box   1  
Contracts,  1986-1992
Box   1  
Foreign rights,  1991-1992
 
Imports/receipts (6 folders)
Box   1  
 1987
Box   1  
 1988
Box   1  
 1989
Box   1  
 1990
Box   1  
 1991
Box   1  
 1992-1993
Box   1  
Inventory,  1992
 
Invoices (4 folders)
Box   1  
 1988
Box   2  
 1989
Box   2  
 1990
Box   2  
 1991-1993
Box   2  
Royalties,  1987-1992
Box   2  
Taxes,  1993-1994
 
Printed material
 
General
Box   2  
Author biographies
Box   2  
Masters
 
Media and reviews
Box   2  
Book blurbs
Box   2  
Press kit
Box   2  
Press releases
Box   2  
Reviews
 
Publicity
Box   2  
Advertisements
 
Authors (3 folders)
Box   2  
Bellamy, Dodie, William Burroughs, Candy Darling, Bob Dylan, Robert Frank, and Henry Geldzahler
Box   2  
Hell, Richard, Beauregard Houston-Montgomery, Robert Hunter, Jack Kerouac, Cookie Mueller, and Francis Picabia
Box   2  
Ricard, Rene, St.Teresa/Simone Weil, Jack Smith, Patti Smith, and Nick Zedd
Box   2  
Broadsides
Box   2  
Catalogs
Box   2  
Flyers
 
Mailing List,  1989-1991 (4 folders)
Box   2  
A-E
Box   2  
F-L
Box   2  
M-S
Box   2  
T-Z; Miscellaneous
 
Topical
Box   2  
Brother CE-65 typewriter,  1984
Box   2  
Clemente, Francesco
Box   2  
College Art Association,  1994
Box   2  
DIA Artists’ Books and Publications Symposium,  1989
Box   2  
Faxes,  1990-1991
Box   2  
General Electric air conditioner
Box   2  
Hanuman Books audio cassettee (plans),  1992
Box   3  
Hanuman Books, miscellaneous
Box   3  
Hanuman Books, out-of-print titles
Box   3  
New Writing Foundation,  1991
Box   3  
Phone Messages,  1992
Box   3  
Website (added to collection by archivist; 11-2-98)