Chilmark Press records, 1960-1976.


Chilmark Press records, 1960-1976.

Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, documents, photographs, printed art works, and printed material of Chilmark Press. The files are mainly those kept by Louis G. Cowan. Correspondents include Roy Jenkins, David Jones, (John) Frank Kermode, J.B. Priestley, John Sparrow, and Stephen Spender. Among the files are copies of paintings, engravings, graphic designs, and other works of art by David Jones, Will Carter, Henry Moore, Anthony Gross, Paul Standard, and others.

7 linear ft. ( 16 boxes)

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Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995 (person)

Sir Stephen Harold Spender (February 28, 1909 - July 16, 1995) was an English poet and novelist who worked with the themes of social injustice and class struggle. Spender was born in London and educated at University College, Oxford. He was mentored by W. H. Auden with whom he maintained a life-long friendship. He edited Horizon with Cyril Connolly from 1939-1941. Following WW II, Spender devoted his time to criticism, co-editing the magazine Encounter from 1953-1966. Spender also held a number ...

Chilmark Press (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

BIOGHIST REQUIRED A small publishing house which specialized in contemporary English literature and in printing fine editions of classics. The president and editor of Chilmark Press was Louis G. Cowan (1909-1976). From the guide to the Chilmark Press Papers, 1960-1976., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) A small publishing house which specialized in contemporary English literature and in printing fine editions of classics. The ...

Jenkins, Roy, 1920-2003 (person)

Roy Jenkins, the son of a Welsh miner, won a scholarship to Oxford. During World War II he served as a codebreaker at Bletchley. After the war he joined the Labour Party. He was twice Home Secretary, was made Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1967, and on his political retirement, Chancellor of Oxford. His ideal of a united Europe made him break away from his party to help found the Social Democratic Party. He was the author of several respected political biographies. From the descripti...

Priestley, J.B. (John Boynton), 1894-1984 (person)

J. B. Priestley, playwright. From the description of An inspector calls: typescript, 1994. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122608422 J.B. Priestley, playwright; David Mamet, adapter, not credited here. From the description of Dangerous corner : typescript, 1996, January 4. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122626156 English author J.B. Priestley had a long and prolific career writing in numerous genres, and achieved critical a...

Jones, David, of Trevrew, county Carn (person)

Epithet: of Trevrew, county Carn British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000441.0x000250 Epithet: artist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001123.0x000288 ...

Carter, Will, 1912-2001 (person)

Moore, Henry, 1898-1986 (person)

English sculptor. From the description of Autograph letters signed (7) and typed letters signed (5) : Much Hadham, Hertdfordshire and Athens, to Henri Jonquières, 1949 Nov. 3-1951 Aug. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871551 Henry Moore was an English artist, principally renowned as a sculptor. He was born in Yorkshire and studied at the Leeds School of Art and at the Royal College of Art. Reginald H. Wilenski was a resident of Bristol, England, and was a university lec...

Gross, Anthony, 1905-1984 (person)

Kermode, Frank, 1919-2010 (person)

Sir Frank Kermode was one of the most distinguished literary critics of his time. Co-editor of the magazine ENCOUNTER with Melvin J. Lasky from around 1958 to 1967, he resigned after learning in 1967 of the covert CIA funding of the magazine. He is best known for his studies of Shakespeare (1963-1965) and D. H. Lawrence (1973), his editorship of THE OXFORD ANTHOLOGY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE (2 vols., 1973), and his provocative studies THE SENSE OF AN ENDING (1967), THE GENESIS OF SECRE...

Standard, Paul, 1896-1992 (person)

Sparrow, John M. (person)

Cowan, Louis G., 1909-1976 (person)

Public relations expert; radio producer; vice-president for creative services CBS-TV, 1955-1958; president, 1958-1959; director of Morse Communication Research Center at Brandeis University, 1961-1965; director of Special Programs in the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia, 1965; president and editor of Chilmark Press; and chairman of the publication and advisory board of Partisan Review. From the description of World War II propaganda collection, 1941-1946. (University of Virgin...